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Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers Set for Approximately Two Dozen Live Races in March

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2020) - The month of March currently has approximately two dozen live races on tap for Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers.

The action begins on Sunday when the World Championship Snowmobile Derby concludes. The event also occurs on Saturday.

Western Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, features Midgets, Sprint Cars and other classes on March 6.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., showcases 410ci Sprint Cars on March 7. The track also hosts regular action on March 14, March 21 and March 28.

Otago Champs, Super Saloons and Teams Derby will race at Beachlands Speedway in Waldronville, Dunedin, New Zealand, on March 7.

Fellow Central Pennsylvania oval Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., gets underway on March 8 with its season opener featuring 410 Sprint Cars and Late Models. The half-mile track continues competition on March 14, March 21 and March 28.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., hosts IMCA action on March 12-14.

The Battle of the Stocks will be contested at Woodford Glen Speedway in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, March 12-13. The oval also features the Modified Invasion on March 26-27.

The Beatrice Speedway Spring Nationals runs March 13-14 at the track in Beatrice, Neb.

The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series opener is March 14 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., before venturing to Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on March 21.

Central Motor Speedway in Cromwell, New Zealand, hosts the Ainsley Memorial March 20-21.

The 25 live races in March are included in the Speed Shift TV VIP subscription, which provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

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 400 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.

 

 

Price Kicking Off Sophomore Season on ASCS National Tour This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Feb. 26, 2020) - Robbie Price starts his second season as a full-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour driver this Friday and Saturday with a pair of nights at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"It feels great to finally be getting back behind the wheel after what seemed like a long offseason," he said. "But I feel like it was a productive offseason and we feel confident about what we have and we're ready to show it on the track."

Coming off a rookie season where the Cobble Hill, B.C., native captured two checkered flags and finished eighth in the championship standings, Price is looking forward to shaking the rookie designation and being a contender right out the gate.

"This is Year Two and we can't lean on the excuse of being a rookie anymore," he said. "I think we found a good baseline toward the end of the year and we obviously proved we can win. This year is about consistency and taking things to the next level."

While it will be his second season traveling with the ASCS National Tour, this weekend will mark his first trip to Canyon Speedway Park. He's optimistic about the team's chances at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

"We've seen tracks similar to this one before so I think we're ready for the challenge," he said. "Everybody out there is hoping to come out fast and run up front and we're no different. I see no reason we can't contend for a win."

Price is setting high goals for himself for the 2020 race season and would ultimately like to raise his win total and finish in the top five in points. Along with traveling with the ASCS National Tour, he's also planning to do as much 410ci sprint car racing as the schedule will permit.

Price noted that he believes the track time and experience gained by doing more racing will make him better in the long run.

"We are really going to put a focus on growing our 410 operation and doing more racing if we can," he said. "If there is a race and it makes sense and doesn't conflict with the ASCS National Tour we're going to try and do it. I want to learn as much as possible when I can and where I can. I'm ready as a driver to take that next step in my career and I'm ready for anything 2020 brings us."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beaufort Self Storage Ltd.

Beaufort Self Storage, which is located in Vancouver Island, B.C., services the Comox Valley with all sizes of storage units available to suit your needs, from 5' x 5' units to the extra-large 10' x 25' units. They offer the best value per cubic foot and the highest ceilings than anywhere else and is the solution to all your storage needs. For more information, visit http://www.devbeaufortselfstorage.ca.php73-36.phx1-1.websitetestlink.com/ .

"I'm really thankful to bring on Beaufort Self Storage as a partner for the 2020 racing season and I'm looking forward to bringing new eyes to their business," Price said. "You can never have enough storage space and these guys are the best."

Price would like to thank Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Captures Third-Place Result During Debut at Dothan Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTONWOOD, Ala. (Feb. 26, 2020) - Greg Wilson earned his first podium finish of the season last Saturday during his debut at Dothan Motor Speedway.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team tackled a USCS Series event at the Alabama oval, where he kicked off the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "That was the first time I'd ran the 360 sprint car in about half a year so we were pretty happy. We worked on that program and it seems like everything went really well."

The feature inversion lined Wilson up on the outside of the front row for the main event. The preferred lane was on the bottom, giving the inside row an advantage at the start of the race.

"The only part of the night that was tough was the fact that you really didn't want to be on the outside on the initial start," he said. "Once you got racing you could move around, but on the start the bottom was the way to go. We fell into third behind two really good drivers. That was one of the most fun races I've been a part of in a long time."

Wilson closed in on the top two in traffic midway through the race, but a caution presented a clean track for the remainder of the race. Wilson held on for a third-place result.

"I felt like if it stayed green we had a shot," he said. "It was a lot of fun to run with Mark Smith and Terry McCarl. It had to be great for the fans. It was getting really exciting. After those few cautions we didn't get back into traffic. It was nice to have a good, solid night from start to finish this early in the year."

Wilson returns to USCS Series competition this weekend with races on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla.

The team has Hercules Tires dealership visits this Thursday at Coastal Tire & Auto in Long Beach, Miss., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday at Tire Trax in Hattiesburg, Miss., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 22 - Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, Ala. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Coastal Tire & Auto in Long Beach, Miss., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday at Tire Trax in Hattiesburg, Miss., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Battles for Win Before Misfortune Strikes During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a strong start to the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, where he contended for a victory before a mechanical problem ended the night early.

"It went really good to start with," he said. "We timed in decent. The track was getting faster when we went out, but we had a good time and that put us in a good spot for the heat."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest before he won a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We led every lap and won the heat," he said. "In the dash it went green and the guy on the outside turned down a little early. We made contact with our wheels and I slid up the track. That put me back to fourth, which started me fourth for the main.

"We went fourth to third on the first corner and then got to second. Honestly I was biding my time. I felt good on the top and bottom. We had a restart around Lap 15 or Lap 16. We went one lap and then it popped."

Scelzi was running second when the mechanical problem occurred near the midpoint of the feature. He was unable to finish the race and was credited with a 16th-place finish.

Next up will be his debut at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., this Friday and Saturday during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"I want to say a big thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura and the Roth Motorsports team for loaning us an engine so we can race this weekend," Scelzi said. "I want to move forward and run up front both nights. The goal is to win and I think we'll be capable of winning. With never being there before and the pill draw format of ASCS, hopefully stuff will fall our way."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 22 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 16 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprises builds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

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

 

 

Kyle Larson Joining All Star Event at Jackson Motorplex on July 31

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 26, 2020) - NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be invading Jackson Motorplex on July 31 during the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions $10,000-to-win event.

The 4/10-mile dirt oval has named the race in honor of Larson, who will be joined by many of the top 410ci winged sprint car drivers in the country during Kyle Larson Night. Larson will be piloting the No. 57 sprint car owned by Paul Silva.

"The All Star race has been a big success the last couple of years and we're excited to add to that tradition this year with Kyle Larson competing," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "It is always entertaining to watch Kyle come back to his roots and race on dirt, especially when it's in a top-notch field of drivers like the All Stars showcase."

The event marks the only All Star Circuit of Champions race in Minnesota this season and will be only the fifth time the series has visited Jackson Motorplex.

Hot laps will kick off Kyle Larson Night at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

The Jackson Motorplex season opener is May 15 during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing and Tweeter Contracting. Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be competing that night.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

JON KELLER TO MAKE APPEARANCE SATURDAY MARCH 7TH AT 13th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Fresh off his historic victory at the Indoor Classic in Trenton, Jon Keller will be a special guest for the “Small Car Saturday” portion of the Dirt Track Heroes show sponsored by Snydersville Raceway and Oreville Kart Club. The Cobbs Mill Performance & Fabricating winning car, trophy, and check will be on hand for all the patrons of the Dirt Track Heroes show to see on Saturday March 7th at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton. Jon is excited to talk to the crowd not only about the monumental victory but to encourage the young drivers to keep working hard and growing through the ranks of racing. We will also discuss his up and coming plans for the 2020 season. Keller will also have hero cards and sign autographs for all the fans in attendance on Saturday.

Also on Saturday will be the 2nd Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest with top prize of $100 donated by Pete Telesco of Premio foods. Prizes will also be giving for second and third place. Limited spots for the contest are available as we will have sign ups at the show. Also, a tire changing competition will take place all three days thanks to Steve Young and the Dirt Track 187 Media Sportsman car. Prizes will be giving away for the top 2 each day with gift certificates from A Step Above Event Planning and many more. Trains and Lanes will not only have an indoor R/C race on a custom-built track but will also have extra cars on hand for the kids to drive and navigate through their course.

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers, started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

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 Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

McCarl Second in Rare USCS Appearance

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the last-minute decision to take in a USCS Race in Alabama on the team’s way home from Florida, Terry McCarl continued his strong start to the season as he finished second at Dotham Motor Speedway.

“It is too cold to be in Iowa, so when we looked at the schedule and saw a chance to stick around Florida for another week and sneak in a race in Alabama on our way home we jumped at it,” Terry McCarl said with a smile. “We ran really well all night long, and it was a really good race.”

Lining up fourth in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine, McCarl flexed his muscles early as he got by Terry Gray and Danny Smith to grab the lead.

Out in front, McCarl would leave the field in his wake as he powered away to the win and earned a spot in the all-important redraw.

Pulling the four pill, TMAC would grid the field from the second on a surface that looked to be primarily right around the bottom groove.

With Mark Smith and Greg Wilson on the front row, TMAC would get a great start as he quickly jumped into second and began his pursuit of Mark Smith. As the leaders reached the back of the field, the Altoona, IA driver made his move as he took command of the race and began to set a strong pace.

Leading lap after lap, an untimely yellow would bunch the field back up and erase McCarl’s advantage. The yellow would turn into an extended yellow which was brutal on TMAC’s right rear air pressure. Going low before returning to green, the change would result in an extremely tight car in the race’s closing laps.

Hanging on as best he could, TMAC would lose the lead to Smith, but still came away with his third consecutive runner up finish.

“We were really good,” Terry McCarl said. “We were able to track Smith down and pass him in traffic. Unfortunately, that long yellow killed our right rear and we got super tight in the closing laps. Still a good run, and really fun race. Thanks to everyone who makes this all possible for us.

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports are now set to resume racing action with the World of Outlaws when the invade Texas March 13th and 14th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Offill Kicks 2020 Off with Third Place Run at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 2020 campaign off on Saturday night, Kyle Offill and his TeamKO crew checked into Stockton Dirt Track for an early season shakedown and came away with a third-place finish.

“Saturday night we really got a lot accomplished,” Kyle Offill said. “We made sure everything was running right, and we played with some other little things on our car.”

Running a duel heat race format, Offill’s first heat saw him line the Country Builders/Ochoco West/Brown and Miller backed entry up on the pole alongside veteran standout, Tim Kaeding.

With Kaeding getting the jump, Offill would settle into second as he flanked the race leader. Hanging on to finish second, the Tracy, CA driver backed that result up with a fifth place finish in his second heat after early nose wind damage.

Finding himself fourth in points, Offill lined the Maas Bros./Reliable Lumber/Boise Cascade machine up in the second row of the 20-lap feature event. With the track still very heavy and fast, Offill would occupy the fourth spot as the race came to life.

Continuing to chase after third running Justyn Cox, the caution would fly on the 13th lap for the race leader. Bunching the field back up with just seven laps to go, Offill would restart from the third position.

In clean track, the leaders would all take off and create a couple car lengths between themselves. As this happened, Offill would never get close to Cox to challenge for the second position, but still capped his 2020 opener on the podium with a third place finish.

“I felt like we were a little too tight in our heat races, but we kept working on it and got our car a lot better in the feature,” Offill added. “I really feel like my family put together a great team with Dillon Paddock, Colby Rennert, and Craig Smith and we are all really excited for the season to come.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, FK Rod Ends, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Offill will return to action when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to town on March 6th in Merced, CA, and March 7th in Placerville, CA.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a firm that can handle your public relations, social media, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

Matt and Frank Ready for Championship Run in 2020

CG Motorsports – Glenpool, OK (February 25, 2020) Matt Covington and team are ready to hit the road after a quiet off-season. The A-Rock Materials team will once again chase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this year. The series debut is scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, AZ.

Loose Change was added to their list of sponsors this year and is very much appreciated by the team. The relationship with CG Martin Company and D&W Towing continues into the 2020 season, as well as many other valued product sponsors. The cars are once again powered by Shark Racing Engines under a Triple X Race Co chassis.

“I am really grateful of all my sponsors who are back on board for this season,” Matt commented. “I couldn’t do it without them. It’s tough being out on the ASCS National Tour and our team relies on these great relationships to get us through the year.”

Covington finished fourth with the tour in 2019 and has set his sights on the championship for 2020. “Our goal is to win the championship this year,” said Matt. “We’ve improved a lot these last couple of years and I think we can get the job done this season.”

Mike Davenport remains as Matt’s right-hand man going into the new season. Matt remarked, “Mike is a really good asset and worker, I’m glad he’s decided to stick with us. We get along really well and that makes a big difference when you’re stuck in the toter with each other for months at a time.”

Matt and the team are really excited to get back out on the road and get the season underway. He looks forward to return to Canyon Speedway after eight years and to put some new California tracks under his belt.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2020 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2020 STATS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: 2/28/2020 Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ 2/29/2020 Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019/2020 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Airing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Doubleheader in Arizona This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2020) - The offseason has finally passed and ASCS sprint car competition is on the horizon.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., where the action will be produced via a live stream by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for anyone unable to attend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to watch hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews each night. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

RacinBoys will also continue PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast beginning in the middle of April.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country each Saturday night.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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 .

 

 

Boulton Named Greg Hodnett Pursuing Excellence Award Winner

Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2020) - Tucker Boulton recently wrapped up 2019 in a positive light as he was honored during a pair of banquets this month.

Boulton, who is a 17-year-old honor student, garnered the Riverside International Speedway Rookie of the Year Award and a third-place finish in the championship standings of the 305ci winged sprint car division during the track's banquet on Feb. 2. Most notably, Boulton was named the recipient of the 2nd annual Greg Hodnett Pursuing Excellence Award - the most meaningful honor of his career.

"It's really awesome to win that award, which is given for actions on and off the track," Boulton said. "We've paid a lot of attention to Greg Hodnett so it means a lot to be selected for an award named in his honor. Greg had a great impact on the sport not only in the Mid-South, but throughout the country."

Boulton participated in the Mid-South Sprint Car Association banquet last Sunday. He was the series Rookie of the Year Award winner and placed second in the championship standings.

The strong year in 2019 led to the stout points finishes and the meaningful award as well as an opportunity to step into a 360ci winged sprint car in 2020 for veteran car owner Bobby Sparks. The duo recently announced they are tackling the ASCS Mid-South Region and other select events with Boulton filling in his schedule with races in his family owned No. 74 sprint car.

"My preparation is to be working out to get ready for the race season," he said. "I'm putting forth the effort to get my body and mind ready. I've always gotten in shape and worked out because I think that's key for success. I've also been studying video to learn from my mistakes to try to get better."

Boulton plans to kick off the season March 21 at Riverside International Speedway.

UP NEXT -

March 21 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jacqueline Savoy Photography

Jacqueline Savoy Photography is based in Tupelo, Miss. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/jacquelinesavoyphotography/ .

"Jacqueline Savoy Photography is a business owned by my Aunt Jacqueline," Boulton said. "She is one of the premier photographers in the Mid-South and a great supporter of my racing. We appreciate her support and encourage anyone interested in a photographer to visit Jacqueline Savoy Photography via their Facebook page."

Boulton would also like to thank Henderson Recovery for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Eager to Make 2020 Racing Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 25, 2020) - Alex Hill is excited to kick off her 2020 racing season this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the track this weekend," she said. "It's always a long offseason, but it was even longer this year since we didn't race earlier this month in Florida like we usually do."

The Hill's Racing Team plans to follow the ASCS National Tour for the fourth consecutive year. However, this is the first year that Alex Hill doesn't plan on competing at every event.

"I decided to skip a few ASCS races this year due to school and other reasons," said Hill, who is in her junior year at California State Los Angeles and commutes to races from Los Angeles during the school year. "It won't be many. I think there are about six or seven that I'll miss. Our car will still compete for owner points when I'm not driving. Parker Price-Miller will drive our car when he's available. Someone else, I'm not sure who yet, will fill in for me when Parker has other commitments."

Hill also plans to compete at some non-ASCS events.

"We're also planning to race in a couple of NRA Sprint Invaders races in Ohio along with a race at Ohsweken Speedway," she said. "We'll probably keep the car in California for a week after the ASCS race and race in Chico that following weekend."

Hill's season debut this weekend at the oval in Peoria, Ariz., will present a challenge since it's not only her first competition in several months, but it's also at a track she's never seen.

"I was finally getting used to some of the tracks that we go to with ASCS," she said. "Now this season begins with the first five races at tracks I've never seen. But that's something we're used to with all the traveling we do to race. We'll give it our best like we always do."

Hill is looking to build on 2019, which was her best season yet in racing.

"We had a good year last year and I thought I improved a lot as a driver," she said. "I'm expecting to continue to improve this year."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

Townline Variety is a gas station, variety store and country store located on the Six Nations Reserve. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TownlineVarietyGasCountryStyle/ .

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

Hill would also like to thank BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Excited to Race 360 Sprint Cars Exclusively in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 25, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson is eagerly anticipating a schedule that focuses exclusively on 360ci winged sprint car competition this year.

"Our whole team is excited about this," said Johnson, who primarily campaigned a 305ci winged sprint car the previous four years while adding some runs in a 360 sprint car the last two seasons. "It's something we've wanted to do for about a year or so, but the timing wasn't quite right. But we feel now is the time. I feel I'm ready as a driver and now we definitely have the right people behind us to make this move."

Johnson has a solid racing schedule planned for the year centered on competing with the Midwest Power Series. He'll kick off the season at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., April 3-4 during a two-day event with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Major events on the slate include the 360 Knoxville Nationals in August and the 360 Jackson Nationals in September.

"We have about 30-to-32 races scheduled," he said. "It's nothing too crazy, but still a fair number of races for around here. We're planning on running the entire Midwest Power Series. Then we'll fill in their off dates with racing at Knoxville and with the MSTS, Nebraska 360 Sprints or some other series that fits our schedule."

Johnson is grateful for the racing experience he gained in the 305s. He plans to carry that and knowledge he gained in running a limited 360 schedule last year to this season.

"Last year was my fourth year racing 305s," he said. "I really enjoyed racing them and we learned a lot. But I've always just wanted to race 360s full-time and I'm glad to be able to do that this year.

"I feel good about our chances of doing well this year. We were usually competitive in the 360 races we ran last year. We have some good notes from last year that should help. I also think we have the motor to run well."

In other news, Johnson has added Schaeffer Oil as a team partner this season.

"We're happy to announce that Schaeffer Oil will be supporting our team this year," he said. "We really appreciate their help and look forward to using their great product."

UP NEXT -

April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Merle Johnson Farm Toys

Merle Johnson Farm Toys in Jackson, Minn., has been a buyer and seller of new and used toy tractors and diecasts around the Upper Midwest for more than 30 years. They also ship nationally and internationally. For more information, call 507-847-2798.

"Merle Johnson Farm Toys is owned by my Grandpa and Grandma," Johnson said. "They've been a supporter of my racing since I began in go-karts when I was 5-years-old. I'm really grateful for all of the support they've given me throughout my racing career."

Johnson would also like to thank GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer Oil, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge.

 

 

Williamson Debuting as ASCS National Tour Rookie Driver This Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2020) - A journey west kicks off a busy season for Garet Williamson, who is a rookie contender on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Williamson, who is driving for Bryant Paver, opens the season this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. It marks his first time competing outside of the Midwest.

"Our goal is to make the show and run consistent laps," he said. "I want to learn as much as possible and be consistent, not try to go out there and be a hero.

"I like going to new tracks. It's something different and you have to be on your game. You have to watch the track. All the tracks we ran at at the end of last year were new tracks for us and every time we hit the track we got faster."

Williamson and Paver created the team late last year and tackled seven ASCS-sanctioned races. Williamson's best ASCS National Tour performance was a 16th -place result on Oct. 12 during the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. His top sprint car result was a 10th-place finish with the ASCS Warrior Region on Oct. 5 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"Earning Rookie of the Year is our big goal this year," he said. "You have to be on your game every night. It starts in the heat race. You can't go backward. You have to always be going forward and every lap matters. You can't be sleeping. We have to be ready to go from the start this Friday."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JBC Transport Group LLC

JBC Transport Group LLC is a trucking company based in Warrenton, Mo. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Jbc-Transport-Group-LLC-126475330740421/ .

"Brian at JBC Transport Group LLC is a huge help this year," Williamson said. "JBC Transport hauls a bunch of stuff with Mid-Mo Equipment and they support racing. He's a super good guy and we're grateful for the support of JBC Transport."

Williamson would also like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Tiger Towing, Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Set for Debut at Canyon Speedway Park as First Season on ASCS National Tour Begins

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is venturing west this weekend to kick off its first season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Danny Sams III knocked the rust off behind the wheel with a strong showing in his home state of Florida earlier this month in preparation for the ASCS National Tour doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"I'm very excited," he said. "I feel like East Bay was a good boost and we'll be able to do some good things this year."

While the races this weekend mark the furthest west of Texas that the team has competed, Sams III made quarter midget starts in Arizona several years ago. Despite the newness this weekend presents, the goal is to make each A Main and run in the top 10, Sams III stated.

"I feel pretty comfortable (racing at new tracks)," he said. "We'll start with a baseline and see what changes need to be made.

"I want to thank the LaMountain Family as well as mine for the opportunity and hard work. We've been preparing for this moment to race with the ASCS National Tour and we're looking forward to getting started this weekend in Arizona."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Carney II Kicks Off ASCS National Tour Championship Chase This Week in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions – EL PASO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2020) – The 2020 season begins this week in Arizona for John Carney II, who is aiming to capture his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw and Danny Sander Construction backed driver invades Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria on Friday and Saturday for the first two shows of a 50-race schedule.

“(The goal is) to win,” Carney II said. “We go into every race with the intention of winning, but if we can come out with a pair of top fives we’ll be happy with the weekend.”

Carney II noted that he has three career starts at the dirt oval. The most recent was an ASCS National Tour doubleheader in November 2012 following a regional race in which he posted a career-best fourth-place finish at the track in 2011.

“I ran a regional show there eight or nine years ago and I ran the national event the last time they were there,” he said. “I’ve been fast and had fast cars there, but had some unfortunate luck.

“In the regional race I was leading it and lapping a car. I got turned into the infield and turned over. I came back to a top five. The national show I was running in a lock-in spot the first night and got turned over with a lapped car.”

Carney II enters this season on the heels of his ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award. He finished sixth in the championship standings after posting one win, 13 top fives and 20 top 10s in 29 ASCS National Tour features last year.

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Danny Sander Construction

Danny Sander Construction specializes in underground utility work. The company, which is based in El Paso, Texas, has been a locally owned and family run business for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.DannySander.com.

“I’ve been friends with the Sander Family for 25 years,” Carney II said. “We raced against each other and have been great friends for a long time. When I started the team three years ago he was one of the first people who wanted to help. It’s been a lot of fun.”

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Steven Kent 7th During Debut with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the opportunity to run some early season races with Tarlton Motorsports as his father recovers from offseason surgery, Steven Kent got off to a strong start on Saturday night as he picked up a seventh-place finish at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“It was such an honor to strap into an iconic Tarlton Motorsports car over the weekend,” Steven Kent said. “We had a really fast car all night long, and I am already so eager to get back with the team this weekend.”

With 23 cars checked into the central California facility that is now under leadership from former Tarlton Motorsports driver, Peter Murphy, Kent got his 2020 season kicked off by timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in 5th fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver would continue to adapt to the Tarlton Motorsports entry as he picked up a fourth-place finish. By way of his heat race finish, Kent would keep his qualifying time for the feature event as he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

On the hooked up and hammer down Keller Auto Speedway surface, Kent would keep his machine solidly inside the Top-10 as he battled with the likes of Tucker Worth, Ben Worth, and Mitchell Moles.

Making very solid laps over the course of the 25-lap feature event, Kent would accept the checkered flag in the seventh position to close out his 2020 season opener.

“I can’t thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton enough for the opportunity run one of their cars to get some races in during the early season,” Kent added. “I had a blast working with Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra and felt like we worked really well together. Overall, I think we can build on Saturday, and like I said before I am really excited to get back after it this weekend.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2020 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Steven Kent get right back to racing action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a PR company that can handle all of your public relations, marketing, and promotion needs. Petersen media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team’s needs.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Enduring a part failure at the start of the feature event a couple weeks ago, Justyn Cox had a much better night at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday that culminated with a second place finish.

“Saturday was a long night as we still chased some gremlins,” Justyn Cox said. “It was nice that we got to run the feature, but we fought a vibration and some brake issues, so we have some work to do in the shop for sure.”

Running a duel heat race format on Saturday in Stockton, CA, Cox lined the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Michael David Winery backed No. 31c machine up fifth in the first heat race.

On the hooked-up Stockton Dirt Track surface, Cox would maintain his position as would much of the field as he finished fifth. Lining up on the pole of his second heat race, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would race his way to the win.

When points were tabulated from the heat races, Cox would find himself in the second row for the 20-lap feature event.

Jumping into third when the race went green, Cox would find himself chasing after early leader, Tim Kaeding, and second running Ryan Robinson while he still continue to battle a brake issue.

The race’s lone caution came on the 13th lap as leader, Tim Kaeding, came to a stop with a right rear wheel issue. Moving into the second position, Cox would try and make something happen with Robinson on the restart, but it was to no avail as he capped the night with a second place finish.

“Stockotn is one of those places where I seem to run second a lot, and can never seem to get the job done,” Cox said. “It was great to get a full night in and really shake some cob webs off as I get ready to get the season started with C&M Motorsports in a couple of weeks as we battle the ASCS National Tour.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox Racing his back in action on Saturday night as Jesse Love makes his debut as the team heads to Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.


 

STIDA Announced as Title Sponsor of 2020 Late Model Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (February 24, 2020) – The Open Wheel Power Rankings will expand into additional areas in 2020 with Lonnie Wheatley and the Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates (STIDA) partnering to present the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings in 2020.

STIDA has served as the title sponsor of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings at www.sprintcarmania.com since the Rankings’ inception in 2013.

“We have always enjoyed what Lonnie does with the Power Rankings and felt this way a perfect way to diversify and expand the STIDA brand throughout an additional form of dirt track racing,” STIDA president Robbie Rice commented.

The initial STIDA Late Model Power Rankings will debut next week (the first week of March) with regular updates provided throughout the season.

The STIDA Late Model Power Rankings will join the stable of Power Rankings including STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars, each presented at www.sprintcarmania.com, as well as the www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings.

STIDA was originally founded in 1998 by Larry Rice, a three-time USAC National champion and 1978 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, with the vision of serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country. Configured in an effort to help short track drivers in key areas, STIDA strives to promote safety and keep short track racers abreast of the latest safety technologies in our sport. Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at www.stida.com.

Just as the Open Wheel Power Rankings are conducted, the 2020 STIDA Late Model Power will be determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Late Model events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

For additional information, contact Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Shamrock Classic Up Next for Bacon after Sweeping USAC Sprint Car Openers

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 24, 2020) – Brady Bacon most certainly lived up to his moniker during the recent USAC National Sprint Cars season-opening Winter Dirt Games at Ocala Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“The Macho Man” raced to victory lane aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69 Longworth Equipment Company entry on both Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, after the Thursday portion fell victim to rain.

“It was a really good start for us, it makes us that much more eager to get to the next one,” the two-time USAC Sprint Car champion commented.

Atop early series point charts, Bacon will have to wait until April 4 at Lawrenceburg Speedway to resume his bid for a third series title. In the meantime, Bacon’s next action will be the Shamrock Classic at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center on March 6-7 where he will compete in both the Micro Sprint and USAC Midget ranks in the No. 21h Kelly Hinck entries.

Bacon’s USAC Sprint Car victory drives at Bubba Raceway Park were identical in the stat sheet, charging from ninth on both occasions. The Broken Arrow, OK, native battled into the lead in the closing circuits of the Friday night feature before needing less than half the race to take command for good in the Saturday finale.

Off-season preparation attributed to Bacon’s change of fortune in Ocala, where it has been a struggle in recent years.

“We spent an awful lot of time on the cars this off-season, just massaging them and making improvements,” Bacon explains. “Our equipment and motors are all better than where we started at last year.”

After rejoining forces with the Hoffman Racing No. 69 team last year, beginning the 2020 year with the same team proved to be a bonus as well.”

“The last three times that we’ve gone to Ocala has been with three different teams so we haven’t had a good starting point to go from,” Bacon points out. “This time, we had our notes from last year and notes that gave us an idea of what would work and what wouldn’t and it showed.”

Following the Friday win in which Bacon wrestled his way into the lead with just four laps to go, he had a shot at a second-row starting spot on Saturday after timing in third-quickest in qualifying. And he appeared to have that position secured with a healthy lead in his heat race only to slow on the final lap.

“I just mistook the flags, I thought the flagman’s two-to-go signal was the white flag and then slowed down the next time around,” Bacon says.

Bacon made quick amends, topping the “B” Main and then needing just 13 of 30 laps to race into the lead in the main event en route to a convincing win and a two-for-two start on the USAC National Sprint Car trail.

“Running that ‘B’ on Saturday might have actually helped us,” Bacon comments. “It did hurt us about six starting positions, but we were able to get another look at the track and found some things that helped us in the feature. We had a really good car.”

It’s the exact start to a season that any driver looks for.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 8 races, 3 wins, 4 top-fives, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: Shamrock Classis at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center (USAC Midgets on Saturday, March 7; Micro Sprints on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7).

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.


 



Zearfoss’ Icebreaker cut short due to mechanical woes

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – The ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss was well on his way to a top-five performance on Saturday afternoon at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, but mechanical woes in the form of a broken right-front shock mount forced the former Port Royal Speedway track champion and full-time All Star to retire on lap 22 of 30. Zearfoss was battling within the top-five at the time of the stoppage.

A fourth-place finish during his respective heat race locked Zearfoss into the $4,000-to-win Icebreaker 30; he started 12th on the main event grid.

“Our car was really, really good and it felt good all afternoon, but things happen. We’ll move on from this with a load of confidence because we know how good we were,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work over the last month. Things have been busy, but we’re ready for more.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics (Final):
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 4

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during $10,000-to-win finale.


 

Danny Dietrich opens 2020 PA season with Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker win

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – It was a dominant afternoon in the Pigeon Hills for ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich, eventually sweeping the afternoon program and scoring a second-ever Icebreaker 30 crown, earning $4,000 in the process.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/ Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet, Buick, GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, started third on the feature grid, earning his way into the 30-lap program by way of heat race victory. The former Lincoln Speedway track champion, as well as defending Central Pennsylvania sprint car champion, took command of the feature field on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing Ryan Smith’s misfortune before surviving late-race surges by Logan Schuchart and Freddie Rahmer. Smith led the first 11 circuits before making contact with the turn two wall and opening the door for Dietrich.

“I’m really proud of this team. We had a pretty demanding Florida schedule this year, but to come home and regroup and score a win during our first start of the year in Pennsylvania says so much. Our goal is to keep this going and better our 2020 win count,” Danny Dietrich said, a 15-time winner in 2020 including three at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. “I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out and showing their support. The crowd was unbelievable.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with another visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, February 29.

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

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: 2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 2 Wins: 1

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22.


 

 

Tough 2020 debut for Whittall; Lincoln Speedway rematch ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (February 24, 2020) – Unfortunately for Justin Whittall, his 2020 debut during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker was short, forced to retire early after being involved in a red flag incident during the opening lap of his respective heat race. The Vincentown, New Jersey-native did not return to action and was eventually scored ninth in his heat.

“That wasn’t the way we wanted to start our season, but things happen and we’ll move on. That’s all you can do,” Justin Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/No. 67 sprint car. “The season is young. We have more than enough time to bounce back.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

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

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

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

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Michalski recovers to finish 14th during Lincoln’s Icebreaker

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – Brett Michalski opened his 2020 campaign like many others in the Central PA racing scene and made the trip to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway for the annual Icebreaker 30 on Saturday, February 22. Although Michalski’s end-result was outside of the top-ten, crossing the line 14th at the conclusion of the 30-lap, $4,000-to-win program, it was the path to obtain that result that was most impressive, ultimately forced to go to the tail twice before recovering to finish four spots out of the top ten.

Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/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/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car, kicked-off his evening in the Pigeon Hills with a sixth place finish during his respective heat race.

“It wasn’t the end-result we were looking for, but I’m proud of my team for never giving up,” Brett Michalski said, a former Lincoln Speedway 410 Rookie of the Year. “It was a beautiful day and the crowd was unbelievable. I’m just happy we had the opportunity to race.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will return to competition at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

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/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/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

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DCRP 2020 Driver Registration Now Available

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 24, 2020) – With the 2020 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park clearly within sight, Driver Registrations forms are now available.

Those planning on competing at Dodge City as well as Little DCRP may register in advance via the Driver Registration form at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DCRP-2020-Registration.pdf.

It will not only reserve each registered racer’s number for the year, it was also save considerable time signing in on opening night.

Following an open practice session on Saturday March 21, the season gets under way with the DCRP season opener atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday, April 4. The 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval will kick off its second season the following day on Sunday, April 5.

The DCRP championship chase divisions will again feature the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Little DCRP classes will include Winged and Non-Wing “A” Class, Restricted “A” Class and Junior Sprints among the Micro Sprint divisions with Kart divisions including Adult, Junior and Open Outlaw.

The opening weekend marks the first of 13 nights of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and 11 rounds of Little DCRP competition.

The complete 2020 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park and Little DCRP is available at https://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.

 

 

Sharon Speedway to host Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops featuring All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on Sunday, July 12
Mega-weekend will kick-off with Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11

Hartford, OH February 24, 2020 For the first time in event history, Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program, an event honoring one of open wheel racing's most loyal and dedicated supporters, the late Justin Snyder, as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of benefits for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, will uproot from Pennsylvania and move to northeast Ohio's Sharon Speedway in 2020, officially padding a must-see weekend that now feature's the 12th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial and Salute to the Troops on back-to-back days, each sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

The fifth annual Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops event, awarding a $6,000 top prize, will be contested on Sunday, July 12, immediately following the $6,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11.

"After four successful years in Central PA, we are extremely excited to bring Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops race back home to Sharon Speedway," Derek Snyder explained, older brother of the late Justin Snyder and the Executive Manager & Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. "My family's passion for racing began at Sharon Speedway. My earliest memories are my brother and I attending our father's company picnic hosted at Sharon Speedway during the Sharon Nationals, then camping out with our aunts, uncles, and cousins in the parking lot. Our father supported the track with pace cars and sponsorships clear back to the mid-80's. Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC Cadillac also sponsored Lou Blaney for several years. So, having the privilege to host Justin's race the same weekend as the Lou Blaney Memorial is an incredible honor."

Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program was hosted at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, during its first four editions before making the switch to Sharon Speedway. The All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned editions two through four with Gerard McIntrye, Jr. winning the most recent contest in 2019. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won the event title in 2018, with the late Greg Hodnett winning the first Salute to the Troops event with All Star involvement in 2017. Danny Dietrich, Central PA's defending sprint car champion, earned the inaugural, unsanctioned event victory in 2016.

"It just seemed very fitting for me to keep this going by bringing the race to Sharon Speedway. This is something I believe my brother would be incredibly proud of," Derek Snyder continued. "I'm so grateful for our family's relationship with Lou and Kate Blaney over the years. I wanted to be certain that I had Kate's blessing prior to even considering this move and date. Thankfully, she obliged and here we are. I want to thank Jared of the All Stars for the Series' support, as well. This race has really taken on a life of its own, especially when you look at the past winners including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Tony Stewart, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. I encourage all of our friends and family, including our Central PA racing family, to join us in keeping Justin's memory alive as we honor our nation's bravest!"

More news and information pertaining to Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program, such as gate times and ticket prices, will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.sharonspeedway.com, as well as on all available social media outlets.

Fans unable to make the journey to Sharon Speedway for Lou Blaney Memorial / Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops weekend can still witness the events online, live exclusively at FloRacing. To access live coverage visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network.

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Swanson Wins Dave Steele Tribute

In Doran Racing Asphalt Sprint Car

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 22 — Doran Enterprises is famous for its winning ways in endurance sports car races at Daytona International Speedway and Sebring International Raceway in the state of Florida, but on Thursday night the versatile Lebanon, Ohio-based team was also victorious in the inaugural Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park.

The blue and orange Doran Enterprises No. 77 Beast powered by a Bill Tranter-prepped Chevy V-6 engine and driven by Kody Swanson of Zionsville, Ind. was the class of the field. Although Swanson had never seen the track before, he topped the charts in qualifying with a time of 13.410 seconds in the car, which is sponsored by Glenn Farms of Woodland, Ga. He then won the 125-lap feature on the quarter-mile, semi-banked asphalt oval near St. Petersburg for the $5,000 top prize.

As the fastest qualifier Swanson was permitted to start on the inside or the outside of the front row. He chose the outside and led initially until Kyle O’Gara passed him.

Swanson bided his time, trying to save his tires and brakes. He passed O’Gara around lap 66 and had built up a small advantage over the field until that disappeared when a red flag flew on lap 84 to clean up spilled fluid on the track.

Bobby Santos III is often one of Swanson’s main competitors in similar events, and he won the preliminary night feature. After starting fifth, Santos had also passed O’Gara before the red waved, and was right behind Swanson for the restart with 41 laps remaining.

But Swanson had a great restart, fought Santos off, maneuvered his way through lapped traffic, and even built up a 1.077-second margin over Santos at the checkered. O’Gara held on for third followed by Joe Ligouri and John Inman.

Thursday night’s race honored the memory of Dave Steele, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver who was killed in an asphalt sprint car accident March 25, 2017 at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, Fla. Swanson and Steele were friends and former teammates in midgets. Steele was a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion. Swanson is the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history with five championships.

In an earlier appearance with Doran Racing last fall at Daytona International Speedway, Swanson and Brad Jaeger won their class in a Doran Racing endurance sports car at Historic Sportscar Racing’s Classic 24 Hour event.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Change of Pace For Chapple in 2020

FORTVILLE, IN (February 22, 2020)........Change is good, and change is exactly what you will see for Isaac and his team this season. We are excited to announce that Isaac will be competing fulltime with the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in 2020. The 20-race schedule will feature stops at 13 different racetracks throughout four different states. Of the 13 racetracks on the schedule, Isaac has previously competed at just four of them. 2020 brings a new challenge to the Isaac Chapple Racing team, but one that they are ready for. We are looking forward to not only change, but a fun and successful season as well.

“I’m super excited about our plans for the 2020 season. I have high expectations for us this year, but I’m also looking forward to a change of pace and having some fun. I really enjoy traveling and racing sprint cars and I’m just blessed and thankful that I can continue to do that year after year. I have some great supporters behind me and we’re all really like family. The relationships that I have with every sponsor and crew member is special and we have fun doing this deal together. I really like what Aaron has going on right now with the BOSS series and I’m looking forward to following his tour this year. With the schedule being just 20 races, I’ll be able to go hit other shows as well. I just love racing sprint cars and we’re really excited to go have some fun this year. I know we can be successful if we keep it fun.” Isaac said about the upcoming season.

We want to thank all of our awesome fans for their continued support. We know you have been anxious to hear our plans and we greatly appreciate your patience.

Look for Isaac at any of the BOSS series races this season! As Isaac stated, you will also be able to find him at select other races this year throughout the Midwest. Check back weekly to see where you can catch Isaac and the 52 machine in action near you. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on our social media outlets for all of the latest news on ICR and check out our website for schedules, results, and merchandise. See you at the races!

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2020 BOSS Schedule
Sat. 3/28 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 4/25 - Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH
Fri. 5/1 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH
Sat. 5/2 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Fri. 5/15 - Limaland Motorsports Park - Lima, OH
Sat. 5/16 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN
Fri. 5/29 - Gas City Speedway - Gas City, IN
Sat. 5/30 - Twin Cities Raceway Park - North Vernon, IN
Fri. 6/12- I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI
Sat. 6/13 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Fri. 6/19 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH
Sat. 6/20 - Richmond Raceway - Richmond, KY
Thu. 7/2 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 7/4 - Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH
Sat. 7/18 - Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
Sat. 8/8 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Sat. 8/15 - Oakshade Raceway - Wauseon, OH
Sat. 8/22 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 8/29 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN
Fri. 10/9 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway Prepares for 2020 Race Season Under New Management

The Clinton County Fair Association announced plans for the 2020 racing season at the 3/8th mile dirt oval located in Mill Hall, PA. The Clinton County Motor Speedway will begin its 32nd year of operations.

The Fair Association has decided to be the operators of the speedway with assistance and guidance of former race promoter Jason McCahan, who promoted the speedway from 2002-2004. "The board felt it was the right time to take control of the speedway to ensure that it opened in 2020," said fair board president, Phil Courter. "We watched the success of the Juniata County Fair Association and Port Royal Speedway and would like to replicate that here. We are pleased to have Jason back with us for this new era of racing at Clinton County."

"Clinton County is my hometown track," said McCahan. "I remember being here for the inaugural race when it opened in 1989. Over the years it has had its ups and downs with various promotional teams. It is my goal to help the fair build a stable weekly program that will gain strong support from the racing community and its fans. The races are a great family entertainment venue."

The speedway plans to open on Friday, May 1st with the Limited Late Models as the headline division. The following week on May 8th, the Racesaver Sprint Cars sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series will be the featured division. The two divisions will share the spotlight throughout the 2020 season.

In addition to the headlining divisions, the 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Pro Stock and 4 Cylinder Stock cars will be featured weekly. "We have had a number of Pro Stock drivers from Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway express an interest in racing Friday nights at Clinton County, so we have made them a weekly division." added McCahan. "We are doing the same thing with the270 Micro Sprints and 600 Micro Sprints, we believe as a weekly division more drivers can commit to making Clinton County their weekly Friday night speedway."

The four-cylinder division will see the most change in 2020, as the rules will return to a stock division. "We had strong support by the four-cylinder class when it was a stock division in 2002," said McCahan. "Many of our current Late Model and Pro Stock drivers started their racing careers in the four-cylinder class, so I feel that it is important to return this division to an economical-grass-roots racing division."

The schedule will feature weekly racing from May through September. Special events and promotions will be announced as details are confirmed.

"We are thankful for those in the racing community who have assisted us to ensure the speedway opens in 2020," said Courter. "It has been a busy start to 2020 with a great deal of work that has taken place behind the scenes.”

For more information about the Clinton County Motor Speedway, including the 2020 Schedule and Division rules, visit www.clintonountymotorspeedway.com or follow Clinton County Motor Speedway on Facebook.

Clinton County Motor Speedway
Tentative 2020 Schedule

Gates Open at 5PM Warmups at 7PM Racing at 7:30PM

May 1 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 8 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 15 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 22 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 29 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 5 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 12 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 19 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 26 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 3 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 10 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 17 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 24 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 31 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 5 Midweek Fair Special: 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Pro Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 7 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 14 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 21 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 28 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 4 September 4 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars (non-points show), Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 11 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 19 Laurel Highlands/PASS Nittany Championship, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Pro Stocks, 4-Cylinder Stock Cars (Rain Date, September 20)

October 3
October 3 TBA


 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints set to Fly Around Airborne Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) are set to return to the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday night, June 27th. The addition is an important part to the tour for teams in the Eastern part of New York State, New England and across the border in nearby Quebec.

When the checkered flag dropped to end the 2019 at the Airborne Speedway the future seemed bleak on a possible re-opening of the facility after several years of hardship. It was recently announced Howard Commander, owner of Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga Speedways, has stepped in to provide the track with new life. He is instilling the guidance and leadership of the management team of Albany-Saratoga promoter Lyle DeVore and former Airborne promoter Mike Perrotte who anticipate a successful 2020 season for the picturesque facility.

"ESS has grown to be one of the most popular events over the years with our fans and we wanted to make sure we had them on the schedule for this year," noted promoter Lyle DeVore, "The sprints are always exciting and ESS has really built up a tradition at Airborne that we wanted to keep going."

"We tweaked our schedule this year to give the teams off weekends but we always had Airborne in the back of our minds in case it did have some good news and would stay open," said ESS' VP Dean Reynolds, "To have Lyle (DeVore) and Mike (Perrotte) stepping in to keep the track open is huge and if there is anyone that will get the ball rolling in the right direction it will be them. We are glad they chose us to come back again this year."

DeVore is a recognized authority on preparation of race track surfaces,as demonstrated week in and week out at Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley Speedways,producing some of the best racing around. He will bring his expertise to Airborne, especially on the night the ESS winged warriors will be there.

Matt Tanner, Steve Poirier and Josh Pieniazek were all recent winners at Airborne and they will be in the field on the 27th. Add in Paulie Colagiovanni, Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Jonathan Preston, Jeff Cook, Scott Holcomb, Brett Wright and friends from the Sprint Cars of New England, and it will be a star studded field.

The winged sprint cars from the Lucas Oil Tour are back at Airborne! For more information please visit www.plattsburghairbornespeedway.com and also www.empiresupersprints.com .

 

 

 

 

Cisney Partners With Drydene Performance Products for 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Feb. 21, 2020) - Central Pennsylvania sprint car driver Dylan Cisney is pleased to welcome Drydene Performance Products to the team's stable in 2020.

"Drydene does a lot of great things for the motor sports community," he said. "I'm thrilled that they are going to be on board with our team. They have great oil products and have spent a lot of time and money on research and development. I'm looking forward to representing their brand."

For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last, paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. And Drydene is still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today's modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs. Drydene offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), transmission fluids, grease, and hydraulic & gear oils. For more information, visit http://www.drydene.com or follow Drydene on Facebook: TeamDrydene, Twitter: @TeamDrydene and Instagram: TeamDrydene.

"Drydene Performance Products is pleased to welcome Dylan Cisney and Cisney Motorsports to Team Drydene for the 2020 season," said Al Johnson, Drydene Performance Products Director of Marketing and Branding. "Dylan is looking for another breakthrough season and Drydene is pleased to be one of the partners that will be part of his quest to continue his ascent in the tradition-rich Central Pennsylvania sprint car scene."

Cisney is tackling the Icebreaker 30 this Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where he will open the 2020 season on the heels of a career-best campaign last year.

Cisney doubled his career sprint car win total by earning a trio of victories in 2019. He previously netted one triumph in each of three different seasons. Cisney also finished the season with eight top fives and a career-best 25 top 10s. Two of his wins came at Port Royal Speedway, where he tied a career-best points finish of second.

UP NEXT -

Saturday 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Drydene Performance Products

For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last, paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. And Drydene is still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today's modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs. Drydene offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), transmission fluids, grease, and hydraulic & gear oils. For more information, visit http://www.drydene.com or follow Drydene on Facebook: TeamDrydene, Twitter: @TeamDrydene and Instagram: TeamDrydene.

"Drydene does a lot of great things for the motor sports community," Cisney said. "I'm thrilled that they are going to be on board with our team. They have great oil products and have spent a lot of time and money with research and development. I'm looking forward to representing their brand."

Cisney would also like to thank Valley Supply, Inc., Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.



Trevor Baker will focus on 30-race agenda in 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (February 20, 2020) – With much of his focus molded so close to his work commitments, Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker has decided to take a slight step back in 2020 and build a schedule unlike years prior, as only 30 events made the cut for Baker’s upcoming agenda, many of which high-profile and within the Buckeye State.

Baker, pilot of the familiar T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/No. 45 sprint car, will kick start his season with the Attica Raceway Park opener on Friday, March 20. From there, the recent Sharon Speedway feature winner will spend his weekends bouncing back and forth between events at Attica, Wayne County Speedway, Atomic Speedway, and Sharon Speedway.

With not only local starts in mind, Baker will also join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions during their visits to Ohio.

In addition, Baker plans to join the World of Outlaws during each of their visits to Eldora Speedway in 2020, as well as follow the All Star Circuit of Champions to each Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop, if work permits.

“We’ve been very busy at work and it’s hard for me to not focus on that. I want to race, but keeping up with my job and keeping that the first priority will never change,” Trevor Baker explained. “We still have a lot of races on our plate. As of right now, 30 stand out, although we haven’t really written them all out yet. We know where we want to spend the most of our time, but I’m sure we’ll be bouncing around. I’m excited to get started.”

Baker will enter 2020 with a heavy dose of positive momentum, recently earning the Apple Festival Nationals victory at Sharon Speedway on September 21.

“It wasn’t our last race of the year, but to get a win that late in the season really helped keep us motivated all winter,” Baker said of his Sharon Speedway victory. “We love racing at Sharon Speedway and I’m sure we’ll be there whenever possible this year.”

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Rallied from 11th to finish 8th at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Earned victory during Sharon Speedway’s Apple Festival Nationals on Saturday, September 21. Earned A-main start against All Stars during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on September 28.

2019 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – 9/21/2019)

2020 Highlights:

2020 Wins: N/A


 

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports unveil big plans for 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (February 20, 2020) – With a pair of USAC National Sprint Car starts at Bubba Raceway Park already under their belts, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are pleased to unveil their entire slate for the 2020 season, complete with Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS), Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) and USAC National Sprint Car starts across much of the Midwest and Northeast. The bulk of their 2020 campaign will begin on March 28 during the BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.

“We put a lot of time into building this schedule. I think it fits our team perfectly and we’re excited to get started,” Matt Westfall explained, the 2019 BOSS Series champion with Ray Marshall Motorsports. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Ray has a lot of confidence in our program and we’ve proved over and over again that we can be competitive on all levels. I think there are a lot of good times ahead for us.”

Although the team will not dedicate their efforts toward any specific series nor championship, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will battle for many of the sport’s most prestigious and sought-after prizes including Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo and 4-Crown Nationals titles. In addition, the Forest, Ohio-based race team plans to enter most of the USAC Indiana Sprint Week schedule – six stops including one that has yet to be decided – as well as the annual Eastern Storm schedule in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Knoxville Raceway’s Cornbelt Nationals and Kokomo Speedway’s legendary Smackdown are also marquee events on Westfall’s agenda.

“It’s going to be an exciting season for our team. We have a lot in store, but I’m confident we’ll be ready,” explained Ray Marshall, owner of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “We’re excited to have Matt Westfall back behind the wheel of the Bumblebee Express. There are great things ahead for us.”

If a full slate of non-wing competition with Ray Marshall Motorsports was not enough, Matt Westfall will also participate in multiple USAC Silver Crown events under the Westfall Motorsports banner, as well as SpeedSTR programs in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

“I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to race multiple divisions in 2020, so I want to take full advantage of that,” Westfall continued. “Hopefully we can find success on all levels.”

2020 Matt Westfall Schedule:
March

28 Waynesfield BOSS Sprint

April

4 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint

17 Bloomington USAC Sprint

18 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

24 Kokomo TBD Local Sprint

25 Kokomo TBD Local Sprint

25 Atomic TBD BOSS Sprint

26 Terre Haute MSCS Sprint

May

1 Moler BOSS Sprint

2 Fremont BOSS Sprint

3 Kokomo Local Sprint

8 Eldora USAC Sprint

9 Eldora USAC Sprint

13 Kutztown SpeedSTR

15 Lima BOSS Sprint

16 Lawrenceburg BOSS Sprint

20 Terre Haute USAC Sprint

21 Terre Haute USAC Silver Crown

22 Bloomington MSCS Sprint

23 Lincoln Park MSCS Sprint

24 Kokomo Local Sprint

25 Kutztown SpeedSTR

29 Gas City BOSS Sprint

30 Twin Cities BOSS Sprint

31 Kokomo Local Sprint

June

3 Kutztown SpeedSTR

7 Kutztown SpeedSTR

9 Grandview USAC Sprint

10 Bridgeport USAC Sprint

11 BAPS Motor Speedway USAC Sprint

12 Williams Grove USAC Silver Crown

13 Port Royal USAC Sprint

14 Weedsport USAC Sprint

17 Kutztown SpeedSTR

19 Moler BOSS Sprint

20 Richmond BOSS Sprint

26 Plymouth USAC Sprint

27 I-96 USAC Sprint

July

2 Waynesfield BOSS Sprint

3 Kokomo Local Sprint

4 Atomic BOSS Sprint

9 I-80 USAC Sprint

10 Knoxville USAC Sprint

11 Knoxville USAC Sprint

15 Eldora USAC Sprint

17 Gas City Local Sprint

18 Pittsburgh BOSS Sprint

22 Kutztown SpeedSTR

24 Gas City USAC Sprint Speedweek

25 Kokomo USAC Sprint Speedweek

26 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint Speedweek

28 Kutztown SpeedSTR

29 Terre Haute USAC Sprint Speedweek

30 Lincoln Park USAC Sprint Speedweek

31 Bloomington TBD USAC Sprint Speedweek

31 Lima TBD Local Sprint

August

8 Fremont BOSS Sprint

9 Selinsgrove USAC Silver Crown

12 Kutztown SpeedSTR

15 Oakshade BOSS Sprint

16 Kutztown SpeedSTR

19 Kutztown SpeedSTR

22 Springfield USAC Silver Crown

26 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

27 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

28 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

29 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

September

4 Gas City Local Sprint

6 DuQuoin USAC Silver Crown

11 Gas City Local Sprint

12 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

18 Terre Haute USAC Sprint

19 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

24 Gas City USAC Sprint

26 Eldora USAC Sprint & USAC Silver Crown

October

2 Gas City Local Sprint

3 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint

9 Moler BOSS Sprint

16 Kokomo Local Sprint

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: N/A

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

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410 SPRINTCARS

Farrell Finding His Feet

One of the newest faces on the 410 Sprintcar scene in Queensland is Tim Farrell, and he is certainly making an impression in his first full season.

In last Saturday night’s latest East Coast Logistics Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Farrell recorded a season-best performance: a fifth-place feature-race finish.

So far this season, the Gold Coast, Queensland-based racer has been qualifying further down the feature-race field and as a result he has had his work cut out for him and as a result forced to move his way through the field and has managed to record numerous top-10 finishes. However, on Saturday night, he managed to start the feature race from position five and was able to go on and maintain that position for the entire 30-lap distance.

Farrell was pleased with Saturday night’s result asit was not only a solid reward for all the team’s hard work so far this season but also a boost tohis own confidence for the remainder of the season.

“It was great for the whole team to come away with a season-best result and it shows what we can do when we can put together a whole night,” said the 31-year-old racer, who at the previous Archerfield Speedway race meeting was cruelly denied of a podium finish, due to running out of fuel on the final lap.

“The team and I have so far this season struggled to put a whole night together, as we have been strong in time trials and then struggled in the feature race, and then we have struggled in time trials and then been forced to play catch up all night to salvage a feature-race result.”

The Qld # 51 United Waste Services supported ART car pilot’s plans for the rest of the 2019-20 season are to run the remaining Queensland race meetingsand contest the three-night Easter Trail down in Victoria. For next season, he is wanting to expand his season schedule by competing in severalof the major interstate race meetings.

Prior to this season, Farrellboasts a brief but competitive speedway background. After competing in Motocross and Supercross events on two wheels and then more recently Go Karts on the tar, he ventured into speedway. Farrell’s first taste of speedway was in the 2017-18 season, when he joined the Compact Speedcars and the highlight in that class was impressively winning the Australian Championship at Kingaroy Speedway. Towards the end of his first season, he moved into Speedcars. After contesting the first half of the 2018-19 season in the Speedcar class, he took on another challenge by dipping his toe into 410 Sprintcars. He ran a total of 10 race meetings with the Ayers Family team in a lease deal, before deciding to setup his own 410 Sprintcar team for this current 2019-20 season.

“For me, my move into speedway was only ever going to be on a casual basis, but that soon changed and after a few seasons here I am with my own Sprintcar team,” Farrell explained.

“I’m really enjoying my time in Sprintcars and the goal is just keep improving to become a consistent front runner in the seasons to come.”

The next outing for Farrell is going to be this Saturday night’s fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld round at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway.

Farrell is proudly sponsored in the 2019-20 season by: United Waste Services Raw Metal Corp GSA Advanced Machinery SEO Waste & Recycling

Special Thanks:Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tim North and Todd Wanless.

 

 

Reutzel Crowned East Bay’s King of 360s!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 20, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team closed out the Florida Speedweeks portion of the 2020 early-season campaign in fine fashion by picking up the $10,000 “King of 360’s” Nationals winner’s share at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday night.

Following a fifth-place run in the Thursday night prelim before a Friday night rainout, Saturday’s triumph was the third Florida victory for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team and eighth top-ten in nine starts.

“It was the kind of start to the season that you want to have,” said Reutzel, who also earned a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions victories along with three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes. “We need to qualify better in the Outlaw races to be in a better position to run up front, but we raced really well the entire time. We’re looking forward to the rest of the season.”

The Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team gets a breather until World of Outlaws action resumes in Texas at Paige’s Cotton Bowl Speedway and then Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on March 13-14.

Reutzel will take in the opening portion of the WoO schedule in the ensuing weeks before digging in to take aim at a third consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title with the April 10 season opener at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park.

Last weekend’s “King of 360’s” Nationals began with Reutzel posting a fourth-place heat race finish and then earning a fifth-place showing in the feature, good enough to lock into the top six in points and a feature starting position for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial.

“It was one of those typical East Bay tide-in racetracks, it was greasy all night,” Reutzel explained. “We were terrible early, we got okay later but had no chance of winning. Luckily, we got just enough points to lock into the feature.”

Saturday looked to be more of the same with Reutzel slipping back several positions from his pole start in the 40-lap feature before the top came in and he moved the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension machine back to the front by mid-race and stayed there throughout to earn the crown.

“The track was the same as Thursday night and we still weren’t good,” Reutzel explains. “We tried some stuff in the Dash and still weren’t any good, then we weren’t any better when the feature started. We finally had a long run that made it into a normal racetrack, and I was able to get going up top. I didn’t think we had a chance at it for a while though.”

The Clute, TX, native relished the honor of winning the Ronald Laney Memorial, named for a fellow Texas racer that succumbed to East Bay injuries in 2002.

“Ronald grew up probably about an hour from where I lived,” Reutzel said afterward. “I remember being about eight years old watching him race and getting his autograph after the races, so it’s cool to win this race.”

With a successful Florida trip in the rearview mirror, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 crew are back in action close to him in March with a pair of World of Outlaws events in Texas.

2020 Quick Stats: 18 races, 4 wins, 11 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) on March 13 and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on March 14.

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

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

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

 

 

‘LIGHTNING’ LARRY WRIGHT EXPECTED TO BRING EXCITEMENT TO TRENTON INDOOR DIRT RACE THIS WEEKEND

TRENTON, NJ February 20, 2020 . . . Dirt Modified super star Larry Wight of Phoenix, N.Y. is expected to bring excitement to this weekend’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals to be held inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on Friday and Saturday February 21–22.

‘Lightning Larry’ just returned to his Phoenix, N.Y. home after two week competition in Florida in a dirt Modified when he was offered to drive Kenny Vincent’s 600cc Sprint. The combination makes the new team one of the pre-race favorites to win Saturday’s $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main.

Wight brought back a championship Gator trophy from Florida's Volusia Speedway Park after winning three of the five DIRTcar Nationals Modified features held. The 2018 winner of Super DIRT Week in Oswego, N.Y., also has 410, 360 and Midget car experience. In his first appearance at the Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Car event in Tulsa, Okla. in 2017 he became a rookie sensation.

Vincent’s No. 97 600cc Sprint, based out of Delaware, is also a top runner wherever it competes with driver Luke Thomas behind the wheel. When Thomas was not able to compete this weekend, Vincent went looking for a replacement that could take his team to victory lane. Through the urging of friends Wight was chosen and he quickly accepted.

In the first running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals, Thomas blew a tire during a qualifying event that buried him in Saturday’s alphabet soup qualifying races. But Thomas rebounded to transfer from the back of the D-Main to the, C to the B, to the A-Main despite starting in the back of each race. Thomas then drove from the rear of the field again to finish seventh in the A-Main earning him the “Hard Charger” of the event award.

The first Indoor Dirt Nationals was won by Staten Island, N.Y. 600cc Sprint regular Whitey Kidd III. Last year’s event to dirt Modified star Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. Rudolph, a three-time champion of the Indoor Auto Racing ‘Concrete” series, won last year’s event in a pick-up ride, much like Wight will attempt this weekend.

Wight will join another red-hot driver coming off a sense national Florida Speedweeks. Anthony Nocella of Wolburn, Mass. The 27-year old won twice in an asphalt Modified during the week-long World Series Of Auto Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. This included a photo finish victory in the John Blewett, III Memorial 76-lap race.

Though Nocella’s more recent racing endeavors have consisted of racing Modifieds on pavement, he has considerable background racing 600 Sprints and he’s made three previous appearances at the Chili Bowl in a full-size Midget.

On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 50 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Grandstand gates open at 6 pm on Friday with racing beginning at 7 pm. The doors open at 4 pm on Saturday with an autograph session at 4:30 among the 12 drivers locked into the A-Main after Friday’s events. Racing on Saturday will begin at 6 pm.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office. Friday’s event offers general admission seating throughout the huge arena giving fans a chance to move around and decide on a reserved seat for Saturday’s race.

 

 

Harli White Set For 2020 Season With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - LINDSAY, Okla. (February 19, 2020) Arriving back in the United States on Monday after spending time racing in Australia, Harli White is working on making final preparations before setting out on her fourth season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
"Mentally and Physically, I'm ready to go. Since I've been in Australia over the winter, Johnny [Herrera] has been awesome taking care of everything and, aside from decals this weekend, has everything ready to go," stated White when asked about the work during the off-season.
"Johnny and I talked a lot and I feel like our program is more put together than it's ever been. We sold pretty much all of our used parts and are starting new this year, so this is the first time I'll actually be starting the year off fresh."
Sticking close to the same package the team had in 2019, Harli will again unitize Mach1 Chassis with Shark Racing Engines under the Bonnet.
Aside from working on making the program better on the track, Harli and Herrera have also focused on making the program behind the scenes flow better as well. A versatile combination in 2019, the first year allowed the pair to see where improvements could be made.
"That's one thing we've really worked on is developing that bond and friendship as a driver and crew chief. I feel like we've really become more like a family and it's nice having someone that you get along with and can work with on a daily basis. It makes a big difference."
White's stateside program kicks off at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. where the Dustin Dream/Life of Hope Ministries No. 17w hits the track on Thursday, February 27 for practice before starting the tour the following two nights at the one-third mile oval. More information on the event can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com.
The 2020 season marks the 13th year of racing for Harli White. Racing full time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Harli will also mix in several events throughout the country when not on the road. For continued updates and news on Harli White, log onto http://www.harliwhiteracing.net.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 4; Wins -0; Top 5 - 1; Top 10 - 1;
Coming Up:
February 28 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
February 29 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
Follow Harli White Online:
Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts
The Sponsors:
Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, The Mower Shop, Choice Builders, Green Country Farms, Champion Brands, Smiley's Racing Products, MyRacePass.com, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Allstar Performance, Bald Hill Cattle Co., Schure Built Suspension, Bombshell Designs, PXP Racewear,

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Backed Team Aiming for ASCS National Title in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2020) - Australian sprint car driver Scott Bogucki returned to the United States earlier this month and has been a one-man working machine getting prepared for the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team will kick off the season Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Last season Bogucki finished fifth in the series championship standings, scoring three victories along the way. He is eager to get 2020 underway after he and primary sponsor SawBlade.com inked their partnership for a third straight year.

"I'm lucky to have such a great relationship with the people at SawBlade," Bogucki said. "To be able to have them support me and believe in me for a third straight year is humbling. Chris, Bubba and Bridgette came on board with the team two years ago and quite simply without their support racing the ASCS National Tour would not have been possible. I'm very proud to be associated with such great people with such a great product.

"If you look at the growth of this team from 2018 to 2019 it's just phenomenal. It's not where I want us to be, but I'm committed to use 2019 as a stepping stone to bigger and better things in 2020."

Bogucki, the 2018 ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year, is coming off a huge win in his native Australia. He claimed the opening night of the 48 th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool last month.

"I don't think a lot of people realize how tough the ASCS National Tour is," he said. "When I got that 410 win at Premier I think a lot of my friends in Australia got an understanding. That was a really big win for me to start the year."

With the departure of four-time ASCS champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. to the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 for 2020, the chase for the ASCS title is wide open.

"With Sam leaving it means one less really, really good guy we have to beat, but there's some very talented returning drivers and some new ones so it will be just as tough," Bogucki said. "Realistically, we should have finished in the top three in points last season. That one trip in Missouri when I got hurt cost us. We went from eighth in points in 2018 to fifth last year so our goal this year is to win the championship and reward our great sponsors."

Since returning to the United States Bogucki has been "thrashing" pretty much on his own to get ready for the opening month of racing.

"I have the back-up car ready and just a few things to button up on the primary car," he said. "We got a new truck and trailer and that required a lot of organizing and work."

Bogucki often times is on the road, driving the rig and working on the race car himself. He will have long-time friend Dillon Paddock joining the team in Arizona as well as the following races in California.

"Dillon is a huge help and I have another long-time friend, Jared Sewell, coming out to help early on," he said. "I really couldn't do this without some great people coming on board along the way. When you have to set the car up, drive the car, then wash and maintenance the car and drive the rig by yourself you can get burned out really quick. To be able to get people to jump in every now and then is huge for me."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Fans will have a chance to win SawBlade.com products at ASCS events by logging onto www.sawblade.com/28.

"In this sport you don't see a lot of partnerships last as long as what we have been able to do with SawBlade," Bogucki said. "It's because of the people and the relationships we have built. I will give it my all to get them the results they deserve in 2020."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Racing Suspension, Howard Law, and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Amantea Kicks Off Ambitious 2020 Season at East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (Feb. 19, 2020) - Joey Amantea is opening his 2020 race season this weekend with a first-ever trip to compete in the 3rd annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside the CURE Insurance Arena.

The event in Trenton, N.J., features nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints that are racing on an indoor banked, clay oval in chase of a $5,000 prize for the winner of the Saturday night portion. The event begins on Friday.

Amantea believes his team has a shot to turn a few heads this weekend.

"It's literally an ice hockey rink turned into a dirt track for the weekend," he said. "I've been to the race as a visitor before, but now I'm looking forward to being able to participate as a racer. These types of races are tough as you don't really know what you're getting into. But with a little luck I think we can do as well as anybody can and I look forward to the challenge."

The two-race weekend kicks off a busy season that will see the young driver aim to compete in approximately 85 races, including a first-ever venture behind the wheel of a wingless 360 sprint car.

Thanks to the Burke Family, Amantea is going to run approximately 20 races with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars. Not only will it be a new division, but it will take the young Mount Pocono, Pa., native to visit new tracks he hasn't ran at before.

"This is an opportunity that came about late this offseason and I couldn't be any more excited about getting behind the wheel of a 360 sprint car," he said. "This is a big step forward in my racing career and I'm excited to see what we can do."

Amantea isn't getting too far ahead of himself as his focus is on the weekend ahead.

"I'm just amped up to get behind the wheel and get this season underway," he said. "We've got an ambitious schedule ahead this year, but I'm looking forward to kicking it off in Trenton with a bang."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., for the 3 rd annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Experience Bolsters Team Pitt Racing

When you mix a relatively new team to Sprintcar racing and a driver with over three decades worth of experience, it’s a win-win situation, which is exactly the case with Team Pitt Racing linking up with multiple Tasmanian Sprintcar Champion Adrian Redpath.

After making a cameo appearance with Team Pitt Racing for last season’s Tasmanian 410 Sprintcar Title, Redpath during the most recent off season, which saw him depart from his previous team, agreed to run with the team on a full-time basis for the entire 2019-20 season.

Since the beginning of the season, Redpath and Team Pitt Racing has been on the pace and it has resulted in them picking up a pair of feature-race wins, with the most recent being last Saturday night at Hobart Speedway ahead of his brother Jason in second, and as a result of this form they are currently leading GBE Sprintcar Series point standings.

Despite the solid performances, there has been some tough breaks for the Redpath and Team Pitt Racing duo, which has forced them have to revert back to a 372ci engine following them damaging their main 410ci engine earlier in the season, and also having to contest the state’s biggest event – the recent Australian Championship at Latrobe Speedway – well down on horsepower. Despite the horsepowerdisadvantage, they came away from their Australian Championship campaign with their heads held high, after they were unlucky not to have made Saturday night’s feature race following them missing out on a transfer spot by a single position in the B main.

With the main 410ci engine aboard the Tas # 35 Atlantic Oils / Pro Dig Earthworks supported Cool car not too far away from being available to use, the plan for the rest of the 2019-20 season to remain at the pointy end of the GBE Sprintcar Series point standings.

Bruce Pitt, who is the owner of Team Pitt Racing and the team’s previous driver, is very pleased with being able to have a driver of Redpath’s calibre in his corner.

“Since stepping into Sprintcar four seasons ago, it’s been quite a tough learning curve and although we were going OK, we were still lacking a bit of experience in vital areas,” Pitt explained.

“Adrian been a massive boost to our team with him helping us learn more about Sprintcar racing and have a lot of fun along the way, so it’s definitely a win-win for both parties.”

Redpath, who was without a drive heading into this season, has also been enjoying working with Team Pitt Racing.

“Bruce and his family team are all eager to learn more about Sprintcar racing and I’ve been happy to share my experience with themthrough joining the team as their driver,” said Redpath.

“Apart from having fun at the track, we have all gelled pretty well and we have been able to come away with some competitive performances so far this season, which makes everything all the more enjoyable.”

Currently enjoying an impressive debut season campaign together, Redpath and Team Pitt Racing have recently agreed to terms for the 2020-21 season, which will not only see them compete the entire local schedule but also venture onto the mainland to contest various major events, such as the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway in Victoria.

The next appearance for the Redpath and Team Pitt Racing duo is going to be at Carrick Speedway for this Saturday night’s latest GBE Sprintcar Series round.

Team Pitt Racing would like to thank their 2019-20 season sponsors:
AtlanticOils
ProDigEarthworks
ConnectionElectricalServices
MGP
Vacon
WyllieTiles
Rexel
LauncestonPowderCoating
BartechSwitchboard
CNW
MaintenanceWelding
WingsandThings
PhilipDaveySheetmetal
CJMarine
TPROilsandLubricants

Special thanks must go out to the Team Pitt Racing crew: Daniel Sheehan, Zane Wyatt, Peter Hale, Sydney Pitt, and April Pitt.

To find out more about Team Pitt Racing, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Team Pitt Racing.

 

 

Terry McCarl Second at King of the 360 Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the 2020 season underway with Destiny Motorsports in Florida over the last two weeks, TMAC and company would make stops at Volusia Speedway Park, and East Bay Raceway Park, with a pair of second place runs highlighting the opening stretch of the season.

“Volusia was tricky for our team,” McCarl said. “It is such a tough place, and you have to really be on your game with so many top-notch cars in attendance. We worked hard, and I think we made some strides, bit you can get behind so fast there is you aren’t perfect in time trials.”

Running with both the All Stars and the World of Outlaws at VSP, McCarl would tweak on his MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com No. 4 machine as he finished sixth in the B Main.

Heading into World of Outlaws action that following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Altoona, IA driver would race his way into the first feature event of the season and record a 21st place finish.

Issues on Saturday night relegated McCarl and company to pull off during the ‘B’ Main, before Sunday’s final event at the DIRTcar Nationals saw him pocket another 21st place finish.

The scene would then shift to Tampa, FL where McCarl would reunite with the All Star Circuit of Champions for two more nights of racing at East Bay Raceway Park.

Timing in seventh fastest overall in qualifying time trials, McCarl would lock the STC/JLT Ent./KC Breweries entry directly into the feature event where he rolled off the grid form the 13th starting position.

From the seventh row, TMAC was methodical on the tricky 3/8 mile track. Working his way into the Top-10, McCarl would his first Top-10 of the season by way of a seventh place result.

One final night of 410ci competition in Florida came on Tuesday night as McCarl would again get his night off to a very good start. Timing in 4th quickest overall in time trials, TMAC would then finish fourth in his heat race and follow that up with a third place finish in the Dash.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, TMAC would run well for the early goings of the race until he slowly drifted outside of the Top-10 and ended his night with a 12th place finish.

With Wednesday night off, McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team would swap over to their 360ci package as they would gear up for the 2020 King of the 360 event, a race won by McCarl and company one year ago.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on Thursday night, TMAC flexed his muscle early as he jumped to the lead and never looked back. Doing all he could with the pill draw format, McCarl’s win would put him in the feature event where he would line up from the eighth starting position.

Proving to know his way around ‘The Bay’, TMAC was masterful in his charge towards the front. Getting into second, McCarl would navigate through traffic but would simply run out of time in his pursuit of Mark Smith.

Rain on Friday cancelled the event, and Saturday night saw McCarl line up on the front row of the 40-lap feature event as he looked for his fifth King of the 360 crown.

Jumping out to the early lead, McCarl would soon feel pressure from Mark Smith and Aaron Reutzel. With Smith challenging in lapped traffic, McCarl was able to answer his advances until lap 14 when he would fall into second.

Chasing after Smith, McCarl would actually fall back to third on the 20th lap as Reutzel was able to use the top to get into the runner up spot.

McCarl would use a lap 26 restart to move into second, and in the closing laps simply couldn’t reel the leader in as he closed his trip out with a second consecutive second place finish.

“I love East Bay,” McCarl said. “It is one of my favorite tracks in the country because it is so demanding on both the driver and the crew and that makes it really fun. We ran well with our 410ci early in the week, and we had a really strong run during the two 360ci races. We came through the field really well on Thursday, but Mark Smith was just too far gone. Saturday night we were really good, but with a big cushion built up, it is awfully hard to keep Aaron Reutzel at bay and he did what he does and beat us flat out. Florida is a great trip, we have some great sponsors down here and its really an enjoyable way to kick our season off.

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports will take part in a USCS race on Saturday night at Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, AL.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

45 Entrants for Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship

A highly class field will assemble at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for the running of the Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship as presented by Dream Multi-Media on February 28 and 29, 2020.

The 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship is proudly presented by Dutton Garage and Dream Multi and will be held from Friday February 28, 2020 to Saturday February 29, 2020.

A total of 46 entries were received with the field now having been reduced to 45 due to the unfortunate withdrawal of Queensland’s Callum Walker with an unforeseen issue with the Q35 Challenger/Toyota meaning they will not make the journey South.

The entry list is littered with Stars, with defending Champion Dayne Kingshott set to put the Title he won at the Perth Motorplex last year on the line in his A1 Esslinger powered Spike Chassis combination.

The Western Australian star, will be joined in the field by 2017-18 National Champion Kaidon Brown who is fresh off an appearance at the famed Chili Bowls in the United States, where he recorded a very impressive C-Main finish.

Super Star New Zealander, Michael Pickens, will make the trek across the ditch to campaign his New Zealand Title winning machinery as he goes in search of a second Australian Championship to sit alongside the one he captured during the 2015-16 season. Pickens will be aboard the 1NZ King Chassis, backed by a Toyota power plant.

Another former National Champion, Nathan Smee, is also amongst the entrants as he looks to break an Aussie Title winning drought, that has now extended into a tenth season, with the 2009-10 Champ, always being a threat at Warrnambool and he is set to make a statement abord the N14 Spike/Fontana.

American Star and 2019 World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series Rookie of the Year – Carson Macedo, is no stranger to Premier Speedway, however the 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship will be his first visit to Warrnambool in a Speedcar.

Macedo was the dominant force in Sydney in the Speedcar Division over the Christmas – New Year period against some quality opposition and he will be looking to replicate that form next week.

Having finished second in 2014 at Speedway City in Adelaide and third on three other occasions in the Australian Speedcar Championship, Alex Bright is another of the American visitors that will be super keen to see the coveted A1 leave our shores.

Bright will be in the W4 Esslinger powered entry and has to be considered as one of the favorites leading into the event as he aims to become the first American since Rico Abreu led home Brady Bacon and Nathan Smee in Brisbane in 2017 to win the Australian Championship.

A duo of American competitors will suit up for Victorian based car owner Mike Griffiths.

Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker will form one half of the two-pronged Griffith’s backed American attack, with the USAC Western State Feature Winner being joined by Shannon McQueen from Bakersfield, California in a pair of Simpson Race Products backed entries.

Rounding out the International entrants is Auckland, New Zealand’s Kaleb Currie who will pilot the Hardwyer Motorsport S6 entry with support of the Speedway Shop.

Having won the Beasley Family Memorial at Sungold Stadium on January 5, Matt Jackson will come to the Australian Championship brimming with confidence, albeit with a different team to that which he tasted success just under two months ago.

Troy Jenkins aboard the N78 entry, returns to right some wrongs from January 5, while the strong Victorian contingent headed up by Travis Mills, Mitch Whiting, Domain Ramsay, Andy Pearce and Justin McMinn will enjoy the familiar surrounds of Sungold Stadium.

With entrants from the USA, New Zealand and a majority of the Australian States and Territories, the 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship will be a hotly contested wide open affair.

Tickets for the Australian Speedcar Championship are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday February 27, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from gate opening at 4pm on Race Days.

The entry list is:

A1 Dayne Kingshott 1NZ Michael Pickens (NZ) W4j Alex Bright (USA) S6 Kaleb Currie (NZ) W7 Tom Payet V88 Jack Day V9 Matthew Balcombe V10 Travis Mills V10m Caleb Mills N11 Jay Waugh T12 Fred Freeman V12 Justin McMinn N14 Nathan Smee V15 Andy Pearce V17 Mitch Whiting V21 Adam Wallis V22 Joe Lostitch W23 Glen Mears N24 Clint Leibhardt V26 Taylor Gore W26 Keenan Fleming V27 Dillon Ghent N34 Jeffrey Burns V39 Nick Parker N40 Dave Lambert Q41w Glenn Wright N42 Warren Ferguson N51 Michael Stewart V55 Toby Smith N57 Harley Smee S57 Robert Heard S71 Troy Ware V71r Domain Ramsay V72 Glen Shaw V75c Shannon McQueen (USA) V75ok Michelle Decker (USA) N78 Troy Jenkins S83 Brett Ireland S88 Todd Wigzell V88 Craig Smith Q89 Rusty Whittaker T91 Brock Webster N97 Matt Jackson V97 Kaidon Brown N99 Carson Macedo (USA)

 

 

Fremont Speedway plans fun 69th anniversary season in 2020

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - The 69th anniversary season at Fremont Speedway will be filled with not only exciting sprint car and dirt truck racing nearly every Saturday but a lot of fun activities for the fans. "The Track That Action Built," located in the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will kick off the season on Saturday, April 18.

The 2020 racing season marks the second year for the new Sandusky County Agricultural Society appointed speedway promotional board and member Ryan Schiets is excited about the schedule which will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

"Last year was a huge learning curve for all of us. We made some mistakes but I think we made steady improvement. We received a lot of constructive comments and support and we really appreciate the patience and help. We are leaps and bounds ahead of where we were this time last year and we are excited about the 2020 schedule. We can't thank all the fans, race teams and our fantastic marketing partners enough for their support and encouragement," Schiets said.

Fremont Speedway will utilize a different race format for the 410 sprints in 2020. Cars will qualify one car at a time but you qualify within your heat (Example the first eight pill draws will be in heat 1 next eight in heat 2 etc). Following is the procedure:

- Pill draw for hot lap and qualifying order. Qualifying determines only heat race line ups. Groups will be split up equally into heat races (depending on number of cars). Qualify against only the cars in your heat race group.

Example: 24 cars divided into 3 heat races (8 cars in each heat), first (8) on draw sheet in 1st heat, etc. If you miss your heat race group or you miss your qualifying position by two or more spots you can come out at the end when the entire division is done qualifying and get one lap. The best you can start in your original heat race is 5th. If you do not draw a pill you will be placed on tail of heat race.

3 Heat Race Format

Invert 4, top 5 transfer, top 3 finishers in each heat plus the fastest overall qualifier that transfers but did not finish in the top 3 redraw (10 cars) for first 10 starting positions in A Main. 4 th and 5 th place finishers would line up starting 11 th – 15th in the A Main.

16-20 (Top 5 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main). If a B Main is not run the fastest overall qualifier must finish at announced position to be eligible for redraw.

4 Heat Race Format

Invert 4, top 4 transfer, top 2 finishers in each heat plus the 2 fastest overall qualifiers that transfer but did not finish in the top 2 redraw (10 cars) for the first 10 starting positions in the A Main. 17-20 (Top 4 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main).

"We wanted to simplify the format for the race teams and fans to be able to understand it better. It's the same as Attica's with the exception of single car qualifying," Schiets noted. The 305 sprints will continue to group qualify to set their heat line-ups and the dirt trucks will pill draw for their heat race line-ups.

The 2020 season includes a pair of events featuring Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1. Fremont Speedway - one of the original stops of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek - is back on the traditional event, hosting leg #7 of Speedweek on Thursday, June 18. The All Stars will return to The Track That Action Built on Saturday, July 4.

The second season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints will hit feature several higher paying events. The 410 AFCS will visit Fremont Speedway 10 times in 2020 (April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 1, championship Sept. 12). There will be 3 $4,000 to win AFCS 410 races and the championship night will pay the feature winner $5,000.

The AFCS 305 sprints will compete at Fremont for eight events (May 16, May 30, June 6, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 1 and championship night, Sept. 12). There will be $1,000 to win AFCS events on May 16, June 27, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12.

The FAST 410 winged sprints will make three trips to Fremont Speedway (May 23) and the must-see Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 with the season finale paying the FAST feature winner $10,000.

Besides the AFCS 305 events, the 305 sprints have several big events at Fremont Speedway in 2010. The Open Wheel Shootout on May 2 will feature the AFCS 410 sprints and the 305 sprints will take on the NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) also on the racing card. Another all sprint car night will be June 27 featuring the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and NRA 360 sprints. The 305 sprints take center stage during the Sandusky County Fair, competing in front of the historic grandstands on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The 305 sprints will also battle for $1,000 to win events both nights of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic.

The traditional non-wing sprints from BOSS will battle at Fremont Speedway on May 2, June 13 and Aug. 8.

The dirt trucks will battle in 16 events at Fremont Speedway in 2020.

"We are working with some marketing partners and others to add some special paying events for the trucks this season," Schiets noted.

The annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame inductions will take place prior to the night's racing on June 6.

For the fans, they will have many opportunities to get involved in the fun in 2020 at Fremont Speedway. On April 25 fans can vote on their favorite driver with the driver gaining the most votes taking home great prizes. All students in schools in Sandusky County will get free admission on May 23 and fans are encouraged to bring canned food items for local charities on Fan with a Can Night, May 30. Fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts/sweatshirts on Throwback night, July 25 and Family Fun Night with lots of activities will be held Aug. 1. And as always, there will be an after race party following each night of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, Sept. 18 and 19.

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

Fremont Speedway 2020 Race Schedule - Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 18 - Union Trades Night - 410 AFCS, 305s, trucks (410 fast qualifier earns $500).

Saturday, April 25 - Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Fan Favorite Night - 410s, 305s, trucks

Saturday, May 2 - Custom Metal Works Dauch Concrete Night - Open Wheel Shootout - AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 Challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, May 16 - Kistler Engines Armed Forces Night - AFCS 410s ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, May 23 - American Power Sports Student Night - FAST 410 sprints, 305s and trucks

Saturday, May 30 - Ohio Laborers Local 480 and 574 Fan with a Can Night - 410 and 305 AFCS, trucks

Saturday, June 6 - Vision Quest Hall of Fame Night (free camping) - AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 sprints, trucks, vintage cars

Saturday, June 13 - Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night - BOSS non-wing, 305s, trucks

Thursday, June 18 - Kistler Racing Products Presents Ohio Sprint Speedweek - All Star Circuit of Champions, trucks

Saturday, June 27 - Willies Sales and Service Night - AFCS 410s, AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win), NRA 360 sprints

Saturday, July 4 - Baumann Auto Group Presents the All Star Circuit of Champion sprints and trucks

Saturday, July 11 - Crown Battery Sponsor Challenge Night - AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 25 - Operational Support Services Throwback Night - AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, Aug. 1 - Pub 400 Family Fun Night - AFCS 410 sprints, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, Aug. 8 - Custom Metal Works/Dauch Concrete Night - 410s, 305s, BOSS non-wing, trucks

Tuesday, Aug. 25 - Fremont Fence Night - 305 fair race

Saturday, Sept. 12 - Fremont Federal Credit Union Track Championship Night - AFCS 410 championship ($5,000 to win), AFCS 305 championship ($1,000 to win), trucks

Sunday, Sept. 13 - Johnny Auxter Day - Vintage car racing

Friday, Sept. 18 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Jim & Joanne Ford Classic - FAST 410s ($3,000 to win), 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, Sept. 19 - Kear's Speed Shop Jim & Joanne Ford Classic - FAST 410s ($10,000 to win), 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

 

 

Tony Gualda and PureCrop1 team up with Rutz Racing for ASCS California Swing and Silver Cup

By Gary Thomas

Modesto, CA – February 18, 2020…Modesto, California racer Tony Gualda is set to enter another season of Winged Sprint Car competition in 2020 and is excited to team up with Rutz Racing and PureCrop1 for the initial two weekends of his campaign.

Gualda will climb aboard the potent Rutz Racing No. 1 Sprinter during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour California swing, which begins at Merced Speedway on Friday March 6th. The combination will then follow the tour to Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 7th and Petaluma Speedway on Sunday March 8th.

Following the three-night Lucas Oil ASCS weekend, the 20-year-old driver will then tackle the annual “Silver Cup Race of Champions” on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. The two-night, non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car event annually brings a star-studded field to the famed quarter-mile bullring.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to team up with Doug Rutz once again and have the support of PureCrop1 on board with us as well,” Gualda commented. “I felt like we had a lot of speed last year when we competed together, so hopefully we can continue that right out of the box next month. It should be a great three days of racing with the ASCS National Tour in Merced, Placerville and Petaluma followed by the Silver Cup in Chico.”

Last season saw Gualda make several starts with the Langley, British Columbia based team throughout the West Coast. Along the way they picked up a victory with the Summer Thunder Sprint Cars at Cottage Grove Speedway in August. One week later he drove the Rutz Racing special to another triumph, this time at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Montana.

Supporting the early season efforts with Gualda and Rutz Racing as noted will include PureCrop1, along with Richmond Engines, Stealth Graphics, Steven’s Pools and Triple X Race Co.

PureCrop1 is a rapidly growing organic crop science formulation serving the premium fruits, vegetable and agriculture industry. It is also completely safe to use at home around children and pets. The company views dirt track motorsports as a great way to build the PureCrop1 brand and at the same time help build the awareness of dirt track motorsports.

Upcoming Races for Tony Gualda and Rutz Racing-

March 6th: ASCS National Tour – Merced Speedway March 7th: ASCS National Tour – Placerville Speedway March 8th: ASCS National Tour – Petaluma Speedway

March 13th: Silver Cup – Silver Dollar Speedway Chico March 14th: Silver Cup – Silver Dollar Speedway Chico

Social Spotlight-

To learn more about Northern California race car driver Tony Gualda log onto http://www.tonygualdamotorsports.com/home.html follow him on Twitter @tonygualda99 and for more information regarding PureCrop1 please visit their website at https://purecrop1.com/index.html

 

 

Dominic Scelzi and New Crew Chief Jimmy Carr Debuting Together Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi kicks off his aggressive 2020 schedule this Saturday.

Scelzi and new crew chief Jimmy Carr will make their debut together at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., which hosts a 360ci winged sprint car event.

"I'm so ready to get going," Scelzi said. "I'm excited to see what we can do this year and build something that will be a long-term thing. It's going to be what I hope is for the rest of my career. For some people maybe the pressure is way up, but for me I don't feel pressure. I have great people behind me. We have great engines and great race cars. I have all the tools I need to be successful."

Scelzi is coming off a career-best season with eight wins. His most recent triumph at Keller Auto Speedway occurred in April 2018.

"We're just going to chase wins this year," he said. "We've won a handful of shows in Hanford, four or five times. I feel pretty confident. We've won when it's been hooked up and rough and we've won when it's been slick. We've conquered that place with pretty much any surface it's given us."

Scelzi is also excited to start the season at a track that was recently taken over by veteran Peter Murphy, who has played an important role in his career.

"It's really neat," Scelzi said. "Peter and I normally talk a lot, but we've talked a ton the last three months as this has been building up. There's a lot of exciting stuff that has been announced. He's the right guy for the job."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"Sparco has been a supporter of mine for more than 10 years," Scelzi said. "Not only do they have the best hand-crafted suits in the business, but they are the lightest, hold up the best under tough conditions and are slimming."

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

 

 

Carney II Welcomes SawBlade.com to Team as ASCS National Tour Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - EL PASO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2020) - John Carney II returns to the road in 2020 on the heels of a successful first year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Carney II earned the Rookie of the Year Award in 2019 and his sophomore season with the top 360ci winged sprint car tour welcomes a new partner in SawBlade.com.

"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw," he said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."

Carney II finished sixth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings last year after earning one win, 13 top fives - tied for the third most - and 20 top 10s - tied for the fifth most - in 29 features.

"It's crazy that I was even a rookie last year," he said. "I've always wanted to run the ASCS National Tour. Last year completed 20 years of racing sprint cars. It was neat to finally get out and race at a professional level all year and run for the series points.

"The first half of the year there were quite a few new tracks we ran well at. We were second in points for a long time and then slipped to third. At the end of the year, at tracks I was familiar with where I felt I could climb back into the points, we slipped. We had some unusual failures and a lot of bad luck. There were four or five weekends where it rained and the track conditions weren't promising for passing. The end of the year was kind of tough."

With the return of several long-time partners and the addition of SawBlade.com, Carney II is excited to get the ASCS National Tour season underway Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"I don't see having a whole bunch of bad luck, but of course it is racing," he said. "We're prepared to take advantage of any opportunity and I think we'll finish further up in the points. We have all the tools we need and all the right sponsors. We're going to go out and chase this championship."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw," Carney II said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."

Carney would also like to thank Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hustles to Top 10 During Opening Round of Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2020) - Derek Hagar recorded his second straight weekend with a top-10 outing thanks to a charge from 14 th to eighth during the opening night of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

The strong performance came against a field of 50-plus competitors last Thursday at East Bay Raceway Park, where Hagar drove for Terry Witherspoon.

"I felt really good about it," Hagar said. "We had a lot of speed halfway through the race until the end. I was able to run (Cory) Eliason down for seventh and on the last lap I got hung up by a lapped car to make a move. I was really looking forward to the weekend after our performance on Thursday."

Rain washed out the program on Friday and Thursday's point total determined the lineup for Saturday, putting Hagar on the pole of a heat race for the second time of the weekend. His runner-up result in the heat race - also for the second time of the weekend - locked him into the 13th starting position in the 40-lap main event.

"We were good, but we weren't as good as we were Thursday night," he said. "We maintained in the 11th or 12th position for the first half of the race. Then we drove into the top 10, but an unfortunate circumstance put me into the wall. It tore it up pretty bad."

Hagar was running in the top 10 when he was caught up in a crash that ended in a DNF. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "We had a good car all weekend. East Bay is a hard track to figure it out. We're still struggling a bit, but we were able to make the show both nights and we learned a lot of things. I want to thank Terry and his team for the opportunity."

Hagar will be off the next couple of weekends before piloting his Hagar Proctor Racing midget on March 7 during the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event marks his first midget race since earning a career-best finish during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in January.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 13 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 8 (14).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com .

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, Administrative Consulting Services, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

AGCO Returns as Primary Jackson Nationals Partner for $100,000-to-Win Event

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 18, 2020) - It hasn't taken long for the AGCO Jackson Nationals to ascend toward the top of the list of premier winged sprint car events.

Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spectacle June 25-27, welcomes the return of AGCO in the role of the primary sponsor as the finale for the 42nd annual showdown boasts a payout featuring $100,000 to win and $3,000 to start the main event.

Two preliminary nights on June 25-26 will feature complete World of Outlaws shows awarding points to the drivers every time they enter the track during competition. The top four in event points - along with the four qualifier winners on Saturday - will be locked into the $1,000-to-win King of the Hill Dash on Saturday. That will determine the lineup for the first four rows of main event.

In addition to the stout payout throughout the weekend, the driver who passes the most cars during A Main competition throughout the three nights will earn a $500 bonus.

Reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet scored the AGCO Jackson Nationals triumph last year, besting a field of 40-plus drivers to garner his second event title in the last three years.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be the support class the first night and the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class the final two nights.

Suites and camping can be reserved by calling 605-359-4955.

The Jackson Motorplex season starts on May 15 when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be in action during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing and Tweeter Contracting.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

DO THE DOUBLE THIS WEEKEND; TRENTON INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS AT NIGHT (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY), LINCOLN’S OUTDOOR OPENER SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SPECIAL DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

TRENTON, NJ February 18, 2020 . . . Race fans eager to see live auto racing this weekend can enjoy both outstanding indoor and outdoor dirt racing.

On Friday and Saturday night the East Coast Dirt Nationals will be held on a banked clay oval inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. Sandwiched in between is the northeast outdoor opener, the Icebreaker, for 410 Sprints at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

The estimated travel distance between the two events is a mere 2 1/2 hours and schedules allow eager fans to do both. As a bonus for doing so, fans who bring their Lincoln Speedway ticket stubs from Saturday afternoon’s event to the Trenton box office will receive $5 off the price of a ticket!

The racing action in Trenton begins on Friday night at 7 pm when 90 plus 600cc wingless Sprints will compete in ten heat races followed by four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers that set the line-ups for Saturday’s events.

On Saturday the grandstand gates open at 12 noon at the Lincoln Speedway with racing slated for 2pm. The one division program for 410 Sprint Cars includes four to six qualifying races followed by the 30 lap, $4,000 to Icebreaker. It is expected to be completed prior to 4 pm to avoid expected night time falling temperatures.

Fans can then head east to Trenton where the first of 10 qualifying races begins at 6:00 with two F-Mains advancing four cars in each to twin E-Mains that follow. When these four qualifiers are completed, an intermission is scheduled.

Twin D, C and B-Mains will follow each qualifying the top finishers forward in hopes of making the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main event. It is expected that the 24 car field will take the green around 9 pm.

If needed, Lincoln management has set a rain date for Saturday’s event for Sunday at 2 pm.

'Doing The Double' is considered by many race fans as the ultimate achievement, a feat that has become more difficult in recent years with the addition of more classes and slower paced shows at many tracks. Both the events in Trenton and Lincoln are one-division programs noted for moving along a show quickly.

For information on the two programs go to www.indoorautoracing.com or www.lincolnspeedway.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

SMITH FABRICATIONS BACK AS SPONSOR OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Absolutely Free. . . Come one, Come all to the Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. The three day event will showcase various race cars from different divisions to include race cars of current day as well as past racing days. This popular event will include a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this show.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Johnny Cabral and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.

The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their ninth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com<http://www.smithfabrications.com> or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

An actioned packed schedule of events for fans of all ages is in the final stages of completion and event organizer Justin Beltrame is excited for the show. “I cannot thank everyone for all the support they have given to help put this show together as I feel we have a great show in store for the whole racing family”. “ I feel we have a little something for everyone in the racing family this year to enjoy, we will still have the interview sessions and autograph sessions that was a signature piece of Pados brothers shows throughout the years”, noted Beltrame.

Some key highlights will be the 2nd Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest with top prize of $100 donated by Pete Telesco of Premio foods. Also, a tire changing competition will take place thanks to Steve Young and the Dirt Track 187 Media Sportsman car. Trains and Lanes will not only have an indoor R/C race on a custom-built track but will also have extra cars on hand for the kids to drive and navigate through their course.

As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

On Sunday we will close the show honoring Doug Hoffman who ranks up with the legends of the asphalt and dirt racing scene in the area.

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 Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Sams III Shows Speed During Season Opener and Gains Confidence Heading Into ASCS National Tour Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing enjoyed a solid season debut last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s hosted by East Bay Raceway Park.

Unfortunately, a high pill draw doomed Danny Sams III on Thursday from the start as he lined up last in a heat race. The track didn't allow for much passing and a run from ninth to seventh place relegated Sams III to a B Main. He hustled from ninth to fifth place, which was one position shy of making the main event.

On a bright note the performance did put the team into the Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., dash. Sams III took the lead on the start and pulled away for the victory.

"We were getting used to new equipment and we got it dialed in at the end of Thursday night," he said. "We started behind the eight ball in the heat race. We moved forward, but starting ninth doesn't do much for you unless you really pass a lot of cars. We ended up one spot out of the transfer in the B Main and then had a great run in the dash. That was a great confidence boost knowing you're running with a World of Outlaws driver."

Friday's program rained out, setting the stage for the finale on Saturday. However, nose wing damage on the start of the heat race hampered Sams III and he ended fifth. The team then rebounded in a B Main by maneuvering from sixth to second place to garner a transfer into the back of the 40-lap main event.

"We started 20th and by the fourth lap I was up to 10 th," he said. "I was slow rolling the bottom while everyone was bunched up. I was able to make a lot of moves early. After a few laps the bottom wasn't the place to be so I moved up. It was more follow the leader up there. I was able to pass a couple of cars."

Sams III was up to eighth late in the race when he was involved in an incident on the track. Unfortunately, his car wouldn't refire on the restart and he lost two laps in the pits before being able to rejoin the race. He ended with a 14th-place result.

"I was super happy with the results," he said. "We showed we had a very fast car. That gives me a great confidence boost going into Arizona in two weeks."

The team will be off this weekend before starting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 13 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 5 (9); Dash: 1 (2).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 14 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Rallies From Early Incident to Record Best King of the 360s Result Since 2017

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2020) - Jason Sides overcame an early spin last Saturday to record his best finish during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s finale since 2017.

The rare weekend behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car was a work in progress at East Bay Raceway Park, where Sides placed fifth in both a heat race and a B Main on Thursday to narrowly miss locking into the main event. He capped the night with a runner-up result in the Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., dash.

"It didn't go as planned," he said. "The first night we missed the show by one spot. I felt like we should have been better, but we didn't get it done."

Friday's program rained out before Sides kicked off the show on Saturday by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the 14th starting position for the 40-lap main event.

"I ended up spinning early trying to get more," he said. "I ran down into turn one. I went to the bottom and ran in there a little too hard. By the time I got it slowed down it came around on me. You hate it and you run harder to make up spots and then you make a few mistakes. Then you get settled down and get into a rhythm. I went to the rear and had to fight my way through there."

Sides rallied from the back of the pack to an 11th-place finish.

"All in all it got better throughout the weekend," he said. "Any time you get to hang out with sponsors it's pretty good and laid back, but you're still there to race well. We didn't get the results we wanted, but we had a great time."

Sides will be off the next couple of weekends before resuming competition with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 13 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 5 (8); Dash: 2 (1).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 11 (14).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., 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, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Plans 100-Plus Race Schedule During Biggest Year Yet

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2020) - Chase Johnson is undertaking the biggest schedule of his career in 2020 when he has a whopping 102 races on tap.

Johnson will pilot six different types of races cars for four teams in a season that has nearly two dozen more races on the schedule than in any previous year.

"It's really exciting," he said. "I feel like we have a lot of great races, great tracks and great series on our schedule as well as a lot of cool events to hit. Being surrounded by great people who are positive helps the adventure. It's a big combined effort from everyone to make it possible."

Johnson is coming off of his career-best season that featured 11 triumphs, including at least one win in each of the six different types of race cars he drove.

The outdoor season begins next month in his Chase Johnson Racing No. 24 with a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races - March 6 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; March 7 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and March 8 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. Johnson plans on running select 360 and 410 winged and non-wing sprint car events in his car this year.

He will also return to the Thomas Family Racing No. 68 for the sixth straight season to tackle winged and non-wing 410 sprint car shows, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in California in the spring and fall along with 90 percent of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series, Indiana Sprint Week with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and marquee events such as the Louie Vermeil Classic and Oval Nationals.

"I'm grateful to the Thomas Family for continuing to provide me with a great opportunity," he said. "We've gotten better each year and I'm looking forward to another successful season together."

Johnson is also primed to run the most midget races in a season with car owner Tom Malloy. The team plans on racing in approximately three quarters of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series schedule, including Indiana Midget Week for the first time.

"I've never been exposed to the national level and national scene in midgets so to be able to do 75 or 80 percent of the races will be really cool," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to getting out to the Midwest and Indiana. I think it will really help me as a driver."

Additionally, Johnson has a handful of top-notch outlaw kart events on tap with McClish Motorsports.

To view the entire 2020 schedule, visit http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com/schedule .

UP NEXT -

March 6 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; March 7 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and March 8 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 Fire Suppression Engineering, Trench Shoring Company, Ed Pink Racing Engines, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, Ti22, QuickCar Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Champion Machine and Swift Metal Finishing for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Highlights Debut at East Bay Raceway Park With Run From 17 th to Ninth

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2020) - The debut at East Bay Raceway Park featured mixed results for Trey Starks.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver recorded a top 10, but also ran into a mechanical problem and was caught up in a wreck while competing in 410ci and 360ci competition at the dirt oval.

"We had our fair share of issues," he said. "It took us a while to get going. We had an issue running decent in the 410 and hurt a motor. And we were battling for a top 10 when we were swept up into a crash in the 360 finale. But we came forward in the features and we were really happy to have the speed we did come feature-time."

Starks opened an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader a week ago Monday by placing 16th in the A Main. The team took a step forward the ensuing night as Starks charged from 24 th to an 18th-place run, which was tied for the second-most cars passed.

"We were up to 16th when we had a mechanical problem and couldn't finish the race," he said. "It wasn't the way we wanted to end the night, but it was great to have the speed we did as the track started to slick off."

The action shifted to 360 sprint car competition on Thursday for the opening night of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. Starks advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and he won a B Main to transfer into the main event. He closed the night by rallying from 17 th to ninth in the A Main.

"We picked up a ton of spots," he said. "We kept working throughout the night to get the car better. We started to figure it out better in the B Main. Every night we really got better as the track slicked off. It definitely came to us as the night went on. Once I got time to work with the car and race a little we got better as well."

Friday's preliminary night rained out. The busy week concluded on Saturday as Starks finished third in a heat race and second in a B Main to lock himself into the 19th starting spot for the 40-lap main event.

"I was up battling for a top 10 late in the race when me and another driver were racing," he said. "We were trying to split a car in front of us. He went low and I went high. He hit a slick spot and washed up the track. I had nowhere to go and it knocked our front end out. It was a bummer not to get the result we hoped for, but it was positive to have the speed we did to pass the number of cars we passed and to be challenging for another top 10."

Starks was credited with an 18th-place result.

The team is scheduled to return to action March 13-14 at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 10 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 16 (15).

Feb. 11 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 18 (24).

Feb. 13 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (17).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 18 (19).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13-14 at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

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"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-Go, Champion Brands, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Accomplishes Goals During Busy Week in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2020) - Florida was mission accomplished for Greg Wilson, who opened the season with seven straight nights of competition in 'The Sunshine State.'

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team competed in five nights running Feb. 5-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the DIRTcar Nationals, recording a top result of 23rd.

"We went into Volusia not wanting to get our team into a hole," he said. "That place is really hard on motors. We went there with the game plan of just trying to get our car better and hopefully not tear up any motors. A simple way to put it is mission accomplished.

"We have a really solid team with good help, but we're not a huge team. The laps at that speed with that competition help speed you up. We went in with the attitude that we weren't going to waste a bunch of money and potentially hurt our equipment. We knew what we were up against so our goal wasn't results based. We got better at Volusia even though the results didn't necessarily show it."

The action shifted to East Bay Raceway Park for a pair of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races a week ago Monday and Tuesday.

"We were pretty competitive both nights," he said. "We were running inside the top 10 and banged wheels with someone during the opening night. We were lucky we finished. We came in with low pressure in the right rear and ended up 15th. We were a way better car than that, but that's just racing.

"On Tuesday we were competitive all night long. I was pretty happy with the way it went. We had no issues. It proved some of the changes we made over the winter were the right changes."

Wilson's best outing was his final race as he picked up a ninth-place finish last Tuesday.

"I want to give a special thanks to Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road and all of our sponsors," he said. "We're glad to get the season rolling."

The team has a Hercules Tires dealership visit this Thursday at Davis Tire in Rincon, Ga., before joining the USCS Series on Saturday for a race at Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, Ala.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (9).

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 23 (20).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 14 (13).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 7 (3).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 12 (12).

Feb. 10 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (12).

Feb. 11 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, Ala., with the USCS Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Davis Tire in Rincon, Ga.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

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

 


 

BILLY PAUCH, JR. EAGER TO AVENGE TOUGH LOSS TO ERICK RUDOLPH IN 2018 EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS, WILL DRIVE SAME LAMAR SCHAFFER MICRO ON FEB.21-22 IN SEARCH OF REDEMPTION

TRENTON, NJ February 16, 2020 . . . By any measure, Billy Pauch, Jr. had a very successful 2019 racing season, earning the New Egypt Speedway Modified track championship and running well at both Big Diamond and Kutztown on a weekly basis. But Pauch admits that one race he feels he should have won, the 2018 East Coast Dirt Nationals, bothers him over a year later.

The third annual ‘Indoor Dirt Nationals’ returns to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on February 21–22 featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints on the indoor banked, clay oval.

“We ran a close second to Erick (Rudolph). He was hugging the bottom and I was trying to make something happen on the top. I got to him but by the time I did, the top of the track had changed.

“I didn’t want to dump him which was the only way I was going to pass him,” Pauch said. “It was a tough loss. You hate to let a race you feel you should have won get away.”

Also disappointing for the third-generation driver was the 2017 Nationals, a race where Pauch was again a contender but was spun from behind in the feature, breaking his car’s steering in the process, ending his race.

Pauch heads into Cure Insurance Arena on February 21-22, behind the wheel of the same car he has driven in the past two races, the No. 91S owned by Pennsylvanian Lamar Schaffer. Schaffer also builds engines for his car and customers.

“I can kind of tell when I’m racing against one of Lamar’s customers,” Pauch laughed. “He’s one of the more popular builders and his stuff is reliable and fast.”

Pauch said that the track surface was different the second year from the first. “The first year it was a little rough and wide, last year it got slick. It needed more of a top. It is great clay.”

Though many drivers run Micros in their youth, then progress to full size Modifieds or Sprints, Pauch, 32, traveled a different route.

Pauch has been Schaffer’s ‘house car’ driver for eight years, starting at Kutztown when the owner, who was familiar with Pauch’s SpeedSTR exploits, offered him a ride in his Micro. Since that time, Pauch has run a double show every night at Kutztown between SpeedSTRs and Micros.

Pauch has already competed in 2020, running the three race All Tech Speedway Sunshine State Series under the Short Track Super Series banner.

“I would have liked to have stayed for the Volusia Super DIRT Series races, but this is a hectic time of the year for me,” Pauch admitted. He is an accountant by trade and tax season is right around the corner!

Whitey Kidd, III won the 2017 inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals while Erick Rudolph drove Tommy Fraschetta’s car to a win in the second running in December of 2018. This year, the event was moved away from the Christmas holidays to the weekend after the Daytona 500.

Pauch, Jr.’s entry is among a huge field expected for the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints for the two-day event.

Teams will arrive in Trenton on Thursday for closed door practice on the track which again be built with rich tacky black dustless clay. On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 50 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the day of the events.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport’s Clean Sweep

The Krikke Motorsport team’s quest for this season’s World Series Sprintcar Championship point standings win took a massive leap forward following the dominance over the weekend of team driver Kerry Madsen.

Madsen took out last Friday night’s 11th round at Esperance Speedway and then backed up that form by taking out the following night’s 12th round at the team’s home track of Bunbury Speedway in what was a perfect start to the Western Swing of the World Series Championship.

After leading every feature race lap over the past two rounds by virtue of qualifying on pole position on both occasions, Madsen certainly had to work hard for both of his wins. He came under fire from Brooke Tatnell in the latter stages at the Esperance Speedway round and then from WSS Championship leader McFadden at the Bunbury Speedway round.On both occasions, Madsen kept his nerve and went on to take out a clean sweep of the weekend.

Since winning the Western Australian Title at the Perth Motorplex at the beginning of the season in December of last year, Madsen and the team have been frustratingly winless despite a long list of minor podium finishes which has included numerous narrow losses. However, their winless streak came to an end over the weekend in the best possible fashion by taking out a pair of round wins.

By virtue of the weekend’s WSS Championship round clean sweep, Madsen and the team have now closed the point standings gap between themselves and leader McFadden to a narrow 26 points.

Heading into this weekend’s final two WSS Championship rounds at the Perth Motorplex this Friday and Saturday night, Madsen is now set down with a WSS Championship battle with McFadden.

“It was a great feeling to get back into victory lane, not only for me but for the entire team and all of their efforts,” expressed the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim racer.

“Up until now in the World Series Championship, I’ve just been taking each round as it comesand trying not to get too far ahead of myself,but heading into this weekend’s championship final rounds and with the points so close, it’s now or never and it’s going to be really interesting to see who comes out on top.”

Latest WSS Championship Point Standings (after 12 rounds):
1: James McFadden - 3239 points
2: Kerry Madsen - 3213
3: Brooke Tatnell - 2691
4: Jock Goodyer - 2626
5: Lucas Wolfe - 2565

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2019-20 seasonby:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters
Bunbury Toyota
Blackbeard Designs
JP Signs

The 2019-20 season range of Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store

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.

 

 

Ryan stars in the Riverland

After a mid-week call from Scott Perrett asking if he would like to run the car at Waikerie Ryan Jones and the PFR team parked the car in Victory Lane. “Every time we hit the race track we showed improvement, Michael made the right adjustments and by the end of the night I think we had the fastest car here and it showed. I can’t thank the track guys enough Chris Evans and all those that chipped in, we actually had a racy track, we had a couple of groves to move around and I think it showed there was some good speed and everyone seemed pretty happy with it.” Jones said as part of his post-race interview.

Last night’s RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw VA8 Dan Evans take out high points to line up in P1 and SA33 Mr. Quick Time Mark Caruso beside him in 2. V29 Michael Tancredi & SA98 Jones behind in 3 & 4. After a traditional salute to the crowd Caruso took the lead with Evans, Jones & Tancredi in line behind. After only a few laps the yellows were bought on by SA36 Clint Warner. At the restart Tancredi’s engine expired not allowing him to accelerate; behind him young Ben Morris and Steven Caruso both pulled wheel stands but avoided any carnage. Caruso again led the start with Jones quickly up into 2nd and a couple of laps later managed to drive past
Caruso for the lead. Mid race a red was called so the Ambulance could attend an incident in the pits, fortunately it was not serious and the race could get back under way after a short delay. Jones lead comfortably the remainder of laps but in the meantime SA95 Jarman Dalitz was coming on strong after starting in P8 and in the dying laps passed Caruso for second. SA10 Steven Caruso finished in 4th and V16 James Wren taking out 5th. With his first hit out with the series this season young charger Ben Morris had a strong result in the SA3 coming home in 6th. SA42 Jamie Hendry was please to survive his hoodoo track bring his care home safely for 7th. Darwin local Jamie McInness after flying
in on Friday for the show was consistent finishing 8th. VA8 Dan Evans was the last car home.

The series now has a weekend of R&R to recoup, rebuild and recharge for the final round being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura on 29th February.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award (for the fourth time this season) SA33 Mark Caruso –
13.649

Heat races wins went to –Mark Caruso, Dan Evans, Michael Tancredi & Ryan Jones

A Main results: - 1st SA98 Ryan Jones, 2nd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th SA10 Steven Caruso, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th SA3 Ben Morris, 7th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 8th NT4 Jamie McInness, 9th VA8 Dan Evans, 10th SA36 Clint Warner-DNF, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi-DNF, 12th SA51 Jay Brown- DNF, 13th VA99 Corey Sandow.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jamie McInness – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Ryan Jones– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Jamie Hendry - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Corey Sandow- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Dan Evans
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Steve Caruso

 

SWANSON TO SPORT UNFAMILAIR COLORS FOR STEELE 125

February 16, 2020 – When details of the “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” were first announced, it was assumed Kody Swanson would eventually throw his name in the at with those wanting to compete. It only seemed natural.

Swanson, originally from Kingsburg, California but now calls Zionsville, Indiana home, has feasted on non-wing asphalt sprint car racing during his career. He captured his first Little 500 in 2016 for the legendary Hoffman Auto Racing family owned team. Since then he has found victory lane an additional 2 times including his past season.

In 2019 Swanson found victory lane with the Auto Value Super Sprints at Marne, Michigan on July 20 and captured another non-wing asphalt sprint car victory at Anderson, Indiana a couple of weeks later.

Swanson has found most of his success the past two seasons behind the wheel of the potent Gene Nolen owned, yellow BEAST chassis #20, with Bill Tranter V-6 engines. But Swanson finds himself behind the wheel of an unfamiliar machine to close out Florida Speedweeks with two non-wing pavement sprint car events at Showtime Speedway February 19-20.

With only a few days left until the fast approaching events, Swanson has become the latest driver to confirm participation in the inaugural “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” Swanson will behind the wheel of the Doran Enterprises #77 for these events. This car has most recently been wheeled by Eric Gordon.

Swanson was very interested in the event when he learned details of the event. “I like pavement sprint cars” Swanson explained. ”I’m glad to see them having a resurgence, especially without the wings. And it’s a chance to race in the month of February when there’s snow on the ground here in the Midwest piques my interest anyways. It’s a 125-lap race and a chance to honor a friend (Dave Steele) is something I’m excited to be a part of”.

The three-time Little 500 champion will be in an unfamiliar car for this event, but he is already familiar with the team as he competed for them at Daytona this past November. ”I was fortunate enough to run for the Doran Racing team at the historic 24 hours of Daytona last fall. I stayed in contact with them and I’m looking forward to racing sprint cars with them. Through a discussion, they asked me if I had any interest in going. I didn’t have anyone that was planning on going yet. It was nice reconnecting and hopefully we’ll have some fun racing together again”.

Interestingly, the Doran Racing team car is a BEAST chassis with a Bill Tranter V-6, much like the Nolen Racing car he competes with regularly.

“I’ve never been to Showtime before but I’m trying to do my homework on the place. I’m looking forward to seeing it in person and giving it a shot. I’m really looking forward to racing for the Doran Racing team again and giving it our best shot” concluded Swanson.

 

 

BILLY PAUCH, JR. EAGER TO AVENGE TOUGH LOSS TO ERICK RUDOLPH IN 2018 EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS, WILL DRIVE SAME LAMAR SCHAFFER MICRO ON FEB.21-22 IN SEARCH OF REDEMPTION

TRENTON, NJ February 16, 2020 . . . By any measure, Billy Pauch, Jr. had a very successful 2019 racing season, earning the New Egypt Speedway Modified track championship and running well at both Big Diamond and Kutztown on a weekly basis. But Pauch admits that one race he feels he should have won, the 2018 East Coast Dirt Nationals, bothers him over a year later.

The third annual ‘Indoor Dirt Nationals’ returns to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on February 21–22 featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints on the indoor banked, clay oval.

“We ran a close second to Erick (Rudolph). He was hugging the bottom and I was trying to make something happen on the top. I got to him but by the time I did, the top of the track had changed.

“I didn’t want to dump him which was the only way I was going to pass him,” Pauch said. “It was a tough loss. You hate to let a race you feel you should have won get away.”

Also disappointing for the third-generation driver was the 2017 Nationals, a race where Pauch was again a contender but was spun from behind in the feature, breaking his car’s steering in the process, ending his race.

Pauch heads into Cure Insurance Arena on February 21-22, behind the wheel of the same car he has driven in the past two races, the No. 91S owned by Pennsylvanian Lamar Schaffer. Schaffer also builds engines for his car and customers.

“I can kind of tell when I’m racing against one of Lamar’s customers,” Pauch laughed. “He’s one of the more popular builders and his stuff is reliable and fast.”

Pauch said that the track surface was different the second year from the first. “The first year it was a little rough and wide, last year it got slick. It needed more of a top. It is great clay.”

Though many drivers run Micros in their youth, then progress to full size Modifieds or Sprints, Pauch, 32, traveled a different route.

Pauch has been Schaffer’s ‘house car’ driver for eight years, starting at Kutztown when the owner, who was familiar with Pauch’s SpeedSTR exploits, offered him a ride in his Micro. Since that time, Pauch has run a double show every night at Kutztown between SpeedSTRs and Micros.

Pauch has already competed in 2020, running the three race All Tech Speedway Sunshine State Series under the Short Track Super Series banner.

“I would have liked to have stayed for the Volusia Super DIRT Series races, but this is a hectic time of the year for me,” Pauch admitted. He is an accountant by trade and tax season is right around the corner!

Whitey Kidd, III won the 2017 inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals while Erick Rudolph drove Tommy Fraschetta’s car to a win in the second running in December of 2018. This year, the event was moved away from the Christmas holidays to the weekend after the Daytona 500.

Pauch, Jr.’s entry is among a huge field expected for the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints for the two-day event.

Teams will arrive in Trenton on Thursday for closed door practice on the track which again be built with rich tacky black dustless clay. On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 50 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the day of the events.

 

 

Peter Murphy and crew gearing up for opening day at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – February 13, 2020…The opening race of the season at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford is fast approaching and with that said, new Promoter Peter Murphy, along with the assistance from several individuals and companies are hard at work getting things ready for the big night.

One of the adjustments racers and fans will notice on Saturday February 22nd is a slight change to the track surface from the last couple seasons. Murphy and his crew comprised of Scott Woodhouse, Don Chambers and Larry Davis Farms are working to lessen the width of the track, bringing it back to more of an “old school” Kings Speedway surface.

Murphy spoke about the changes and noted that making the track surface less time consuming to re-work during race programs is one of the reasons for doing so.

“I believe that bringing the track surface back to where it used to be will allow us maintain it better and save on time with track prep during events. Like all race tracks it’s going to be a work in progress, but I’m confident in my guys Scott Woodhouse and Don Chambers. One of the goals I have for Keller Auto Speedway is to get the races completed by 10pm. We want to keep the fans happy and give them time to visit with the teams in the pits after each show.”

The retired Sprint Car racer turned promoter is happy to announce that Keller Motors and Budweiser are also returning as major partners of the Keller Auto Speedway in 2020. He is also pleased to welcome support from his brother-in-law Preston Cross of Four C’s Construction as well.

Murphy stated that he is keeping the schedule the same as it was announced prior to him taking over, with a few changes that will be sure to delight fans and racers. New to the mix will be four non-sanctioned Winged 410 Sprint Car events that have been added to the slate.

The Kings 410 Sprint Cars will converge at the speedway on Saturday May 9th for the “Prelude to the Peter Murphy Classic,” followed by Saturday June 27th for the “Tribute to Kenny Tackeuchi,” Saturday October 9th for the “Tribute to Morrie Williams” and Friday October 30th for the $21,000-to-win “Tom Tarlton Classic.”

The 35th annual “Cotton Classic” on Saturday October 10th will also be part of the action and sanctioned by the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, while it morphs into a “Prelude to the Trophy Cup.”

“When we took over the track, they had already put the schedule together, so I didn’t really want to change what was in place,” Murphy commented. “I’m looking forward to adding in some additional Winged 410 Sprint Car events though on May 9th, June 27th, October 9th and October 30th. The first one will work as a prelude to my Classic that takes place in Tulare the following weekend and then the next two will pay homage to a pair of people that were not only special to me, but the entire racing community. The final 410 event acts as a grand finale and will pay $21,000-to-win the feature.”

More details regarding the Tom Tarlton Classic and all other Kings 410 Sprint Car shows will be available soon.

Murphy also wanted to extend his appreciation towards previous Keller Auto Speedway Promoter’s Bubby and Corey Morse. “I definitely want to thank Bubby and Corey for everything they did at the speedway and for allowing me this opportunity to take over the track this year. I’m excited to jump into it and will certainly work my hardest to help make Keller Auto Speedway the best it can be. I’m very fortunate to have a lot of great people surrounding me to make it possible.”

Opening night at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday February 22nd will feature the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Van De Pol Western RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars and Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods). It marks the start of back-to-back weeks to open the 2020 campaign, with the KoT 360’s and Dirt Modifieds returning on February 29th, plus IMCA Stocks and the Central Valley Mini Stocks.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com

 

 

 

Robust 2020 Schedule Featuring Wide Variety of Car Classes and Special Events Sets Course for Volusia Speedway Park

 

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 14, 2020 — As the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford winds down, the focus at Volusia Speedway Park turns to the 2020 season. Track officials announced Friday a robust schedule kicking off March 8 during Bike Week and running through Dec. 5.

 

There are 35 race nights scheduled, including events at Volusia’s kart track. Florida Late Models, UMP Modifieds, 602 Late Models, Street Stocks, Compact 4s, Thunder Stocks and 3/4-Modifieds make up the backbone of the 2020 schedule along with several special events throughout the year, including five appearances by the Top Gun Sprint Series.

 

“We are extremely proud of the schedule we’ve put together for the 2020 season,” said Volusia Speedway Park GM James Sawyer. “There is a great mix of car classes and special events every month to keep our fans and competitors excited and entertained at Volusia all year long. With our new seating and all of the improvements and investment that has gone into Volusia, I know the energy level will be at an all-time high.”

 

(Click here for a printable version of the 2020 Volusia Speedway Park schedule)

 

Steve Nace Racing brings the AMA National Flat Track Series back to Volusia on March 8-11 during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week, setting the stage for the Volusia Speedway Park season opener on Saturday, March 14.

 

Two special events — the Gator 30 for Pro Late Models on March 28 and the Florida Late Model Challenge Series with the Top Gun Sprints on April 11 — kick the season into high gear.

 

UMP Modifieds return April 25 followed May 9 by a special Mother’s Day Weekend Thunder Stock race.

 

Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24 will be busy with special Florida Late Model and UMP Modified 30-laps Features on the half-mile while the Kart Track opens up with a two-day event complete with a DJ and party.

 

The special Powell Memorial June 5-6 featuring a 67-lap Pro Late Model race and the Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series on June 20 help get the summer started, while July includes a mix of events at the Kart Track as well as the Half Mile, including Top Gun Sprints on July 4 and the Summer Sizzle featuring UMP Modifieds on July 25.

 

A mix of Florida Late Models and Sprint Car events top the August event schedule, with a huge Labor Day Weekend event Sept. 5-7 that includes UMP Modifieds, Florida Late Models, Street Stocks, Compact 4s, 602 Late Models, Thunder Stocks and 3/4-Modifieds.

 

The season winds down with a 40-lap Street Stock event Sept. 19, Top Gun Sprints on Oct. 17 and 602 Late Models on Nov. 14.

 

Finally, two marquee race weekends close out the year. First is the two-night Reutimann Memorial Nov. 20-21 featuring the Florida Late Model Challenge Series, UMP Modifieds, the Top Gun Sprints and Street Stocks. Then, Dec. 4-5 is The Corbin 75 with Florida Late Models, Street Stocks, 602 Late Models, Compact 4s and a 75-lap Thunder Stock Feature to checker the season.

 

In 2020 there will be Senior Pricing for everyone. General Admission is only $10, with kids 12-and-under FREE. Pits are $25 for DIRTcar Members or $30 for Non Members.

 

For select special events noted on the schedule, a One-Day General Admission ticket is $20 and a Two-Day General Admission ticket is $30. Kids 12-and-under are still FREE. One-day pit prices are $30 for DIRTcar Members, $35 for Non Members. Two-day pit prices are $45 for DIRTcar Members and $55 for Non Members.

 

DATE

EVENT

March 8 - 11

BIKE WEEK Motorcycle Event:  Speedway all days plus March 10th Kart Track Event

March 8 & 11

AMA All Star National Flat Track Series

March 9 & 10

AMA Amateur & Vintage National

 

(For more information visit www.stevenaceracing.com)

 

 

March 13

OPEN PRACTICE

 

All Classes (Gates open at 4:00 pm; Practice 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

 

(FREE General Admission)

 

 

March 14

SEASON OPENER

 

Florida Late Models, UMP Modifieds,602 Late Models, Compact 4s FEATURE, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks FEATURE

 

 

March 28

*GATOR 30

 

PRO LATE MODELS 30 laps, 602 Late Models, Street Stocks, 3/4 Mods

 

 

April 11

*Spring Fling

 

Florida Late Model Challenge Series  

 

Top Gun Sprints, Thunder Stocks, Compact 4s

 

 

April 25     

BIG DOG 30      

 

UMP Modifieds 30 Laps

 

602 Late Models, Street Stocks, 3/4 Mods

 

 

May 9

Dennis North Memorial – Mother’s Day Weekend

 

Thunder Stocks 38 laps

 

Florida Late Models, 602 Late Models, Compact 4s  

 

 

May 22 - 23

*Memorial Day Weekend

 

FLORIDA LATE MODELS 30 LAPS & UMP MODIFIEDS 30 LAPS

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

FRIDAY - Thunder Stocks, Compact 4s

 

SATURDAY - 602 Late Models, Street Stocks, 3/4 Mods

 

 

May 23 & 24

KART TRACK ALL CLASSES 2 DAY SHOW

 

(Reserved Camping Available) DJ & PARTY

 

 

June 5 & 6

*POWELL MEMORIAL

 

PRO LATE MODELS 67 Laps

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features) 

 

FRIDAY - Thunder Stocks, Compact 4s

 

SATURDAY - Street Stocks, 602 Late Models

 

(Reserved Parking & Camping available)

 

 

June 20 

*FLORIDA 30

 

FLORIDA PRO TRUCK CHALLENGE SERIES 30 laps

 

UMP Modifieds, 602 Late Models , 3/4 Mods

 

 

July 3 & 4

*KARTS / CARS SHOWDOWN

 

FLORIDA LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

FRIDAY - Thunder Stocks, Compact 4s

 

SATURDAY - TOP GUN SPRINT SERIES, Street Stocks, 602 Late Models

July 4 & 5

KART TRACK  All Classes 2 day show

 

 

July 25

Summer Sizzle

 

UMP MODIFIED 30

 

Florida Late Models, Street Stocks, 3/4 Mods

 

 

Aug. 8

Hot Nights FLORIDA LATE MODELS

 

UMP Modifieds, 602 Late Models, Compact 4’s

 

 

Aug. 22

Heat Wave FLORIDA LATE MODELS

 

602 Late Models, Thunder Stocks, Compact 4s

 

 

Aug. 28

*VOLUSIA TOP GUN Shootout

 

TOP GUN SPRINT SERIES

 

Florida Late Models, Street Stocks , 3/4 Mods

 

 

 

 

Sept. 4

Test & Tune (FREE General Admission)

 

 

Sept 5 - 7

*LABOR DAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

UMP MODIFIEDS 30 LAPS

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

FLORIDA LATE MODELS 30 LAPS

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

FRIDAY - Street Stocks, Compact 4’s

 

SATURDAY - 602 Late Models, Thunder Stocks, 3/4 Mods

 

(Reserved Camping & Parking Available)

 

 

Sept. 7

Kart Track - All Classes, J.R.1 , J.R.2, Lights, Medium, S.-Heavy, Heavy 30 laps

 

 

Sept. 19

Volusia 40

 

STREET STOCKS 40 LAPS,  Florida Late Models, 602 Late Models, 3/4 Mods

 

 

Oct. 17

*Fall Classic

 

TOP GUN SPRINT SERIES, 602 LATE MODELS

  

Thunder Stocks , Street Stocks, Compact 4’s

 

 

Nov. 14

Cool Nights

 

602 LATE MODELS 30 LAPS

 

UMP Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Compact 4’s, 3/4 Mods

 

 

 

 

Nov. 19

Test & Tune (FREE General Admission)

 

 

Nov. 20 & 21

*Reutimann Memorial – 2 BIG Nights

 

FLORIDA LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

UMP MODIFIEDS 40 LAPS

 

(Friday Qualifying Heats, Saturday Features)

 

SATURDAY - TOP GUN SPRINT SERIES, STREET STOCKS

 

(Reserved Camping & Parking Available)        

 

 

Dec. 4 & 5

*The Corbin 75

 

Florida Late Models, Street Stocks, 602 Late Models, Compact 4s

 

THUNDER STOCKS 75 Laps

 

 

FLORIDA IN FEBRUARY: Brent Marks & CJB Motorsports Kick Off 2020 Month long break until team is back in action in Texas

CARLISLE, PA. - February 14th, 2020 - The 2020 season has begun in earnest for CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks. A trip from Pennsylvania to Florida saw the team contest nearly a weeks straight worth of racing in the Sunshine State.

On Wednesday, February 5th, the team took on Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville with the Ollies Bargin Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. Marks timed in 29th, finished 8th in his heat race and 5th in the B-main. The following night was run under the All Star banner as well. Marks timed in 22nd, finished 5th in his heat race and 15th in the A main.

Friday night kicked off the first of three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events in a row. Marks timed in 27th, finished 6th in his heat race and 19th in the A main. For Saturday night, Marks timed in 14th, finished 3rd in his heat race and 11th in the A main. The final night of Outlaw action saw the team time in 25th, finish 8th in their heat race and 8th in the Last Chance Showdown.

Monday and Tuesday night saw the team venture to East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida for two more nights of All Star action. On Monday night, Marks timed in 12th, finished 5th in his heat race and 15th in the feature. On the final night, Marks timed in 14th, finished 2nd in his heat race and scored the teams first top-10 of the season by crossing the line in 10th.

Marks and the team will now take a month off before venturing to Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas on Friday, March 13th and Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, March 14th. The CJB team last won at Cotton Bowl in 2018.

"We learned a lot in Florida and I feel like I am gelling well with the team," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "Although we didn't have the results we were hoping for I'm confident going into Texas that we will have speed and compete for those wins! I'm excited to get back to Cotton Bowl. I think it's a pretty racey track. I'm excited to get to Texas and represent our Texas based sponsor, M&M Painting & Construction."

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

2020 STATS: Events: 5 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 0 Top-10's: 1 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 0

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

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Tony Hernandez Memorial Kicks off 2020 Texas Sprint Series March 7th – Driver Pre-Entry Now Open!

Kennedale, TX (2/14/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas Sprint Series Season Opens with the Tony Hernandez Memorial at KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK on Saturday, March 7th – and online Driver Pre-Entry is now open at www.raceTSS.com!

Tony was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on January 31st, 2020, and we will honor him during opening ceremonies.

Drivers – please make sure to read the updated series rules, including the online event pre-registration process. This season all drivers must register through the online link on the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which is a simple process that literally will take seconds to complete. You just enter your driver name, car number, phone number, then click the ‘pre-enter’ button and you’re all set. Pre-entry closes 3 days prior to each event.

Additional event details will be posted on race week – such as drivers meeting times, hot laps, ticket prices; etc.

ICYMI, the TSS launched their new series website last week, here’s the details if you’d like to read on:

The Online Home for the Texas Sprint Series Launches Today, at raceTSS.com!

Garland, TX (02/06/20) by DarinShort.com. Officials of the DFW-based Texas Sprint Series (TSS) are pleased to announce the launch of www.raceTSS.com – their new online home. For those unfamiliar, the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group that competes across eight tracks in roughly a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area.

At the new site, fans, race teams, tracks and marketing partners can keep updated on the latest Series news, pictures, video, schedule, rules, online registration & merchandise store…and much more.

Speaking of online store, TSS would like to thank Norman Martin and the crew at Action Sportswear for creating such a great looking t-shirt design for 2020 (which are for sale at raceTSS.com).

TSS Series Promoter Danny Merrell comments: “The 2020 season for the Texas Sprint Series is going to be fantastic. We’ve got a great officiating crew assembled, there are already 38 registered teams and now all we need is some decent race night weather in order to provide racing fans throughout this region with exciting and family entertainment-driven winged sprint car racing.”

Merrell continues: “During the off-season we developed a symbiotic relationship with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series. That alliance will help grow our online media presence – and it already is today with the launch of raceTSS.com. I’d like to thank SCB co-founder Darin Short for spearheading coordination with the tracks across this region and getting both the TSS and SCB schedules interlocked, resulting in not even one overlapping event scheduled for the 2020 season. Now when race fans want to see a quality winged sprint car series in the region, they’ll no longer have to pick and choose which series event to go to. This also greatly benefits those alliance tracks, as it will boost fan attendance organically. Between the scheduling work, bolstered marketing presence and strong officiating staff, we’re really hitting on all eight cylinders going into the new season.”

Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.”

In other Series news, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned. The season kick-off meeting was this past Saturday at Smiley’s Racing Products and teams are now prepping for the season opener at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, March 7th.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of Feb. 6, 2020:

Kennedale Speedway Park (3/7, 4/11, 6/6)
Boyd Raceway (3/27, 5/29, 7/3)
Heart o' Texas Speedway (4/10, 7/24)
Monarch Motor Speedway (4/17, 5/22)
Abilene Speedway (5/2, 7/11, 8/1)
Grayson County Speedway (6/13, 9/12)
82 Speedway (6/20, 9/19)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway (8/29)

DarinShort.com would like to welcome the Texas Sprint Series to its family of businesses seeking contemporary online and offline marketing & advertising solutions – and wishes them continued best of luck!

 

 

Reutzel Red Hot in Florida and Looking for More this Weekend at East Bay

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 13, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have picked right up in 2020 where they left off at the close of the 2019 season.

After racing to a nation’s best 18 410-ci feature wins last year and a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team went two-for-four in victories with the All Stars over the past week and reeled off three consecutive top-ten finishes in World of Outlaws competition as well at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals.

After winning the second night of All Star competition at the DIRTcar Nationals last Thursday and then picking up another one in dominant fashion in the series return to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on Monday night, Reutzel summed it up, ““We kinda picked up right where we left off last year. Whenever you’re running that good at the end of the year, you don’t want the year to end. Momentum can change and you can never be too sure how the next year is going to start.”

Reutzel looks to keep the momentum going, swapping out the 410-ci powerplant to take a shot at the $10,000 winner’s share at East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360’s” Nationals that takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“It always takes a few laps to adjust from the 410 to the 360,” the former ASCS National champion explained. “We had two good nights here earlier this week and once we get back in the 360 rhythm, we should be good.”

The only hiccup for the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team last week came in Wednesday’s opening leg of the five-night DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park.

“We were a little too tight in qualifying and I just didn’t make very good laps,” Reutzel recalls. “Then it was pretty heavy all night, we were just too far behind to dig out of it.”

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team rebounded in championship style the following night with his first North American win of 2020 after capturing an earlier win in Australia.

After a heat race win and a critical run from fourth to second in his Dash, Reutzel raced from fourth in the 25-lap All Star feature to capture the lead on the 16th lap en route to his first series win of the year.

“Getting to second in the Dash was critical to putting us in a position where we could win the feature,” Reutzel explains. “We were able to find the rubber early to get around Brad (Sweet) for second and then we got fortunate when Ian (Madsen) made a mistake racing a lapped car that gave us the lead. We had just enough tire to make it to the finish, I don’t think we could have made another lap.”

Reutzel followed that up with three consecutive top-ten finishes with the World of Outlaws including a tenth-place run on Friday, a charge from 23rd to ninth on Saturday and another showing of tenth from 14th on Sunday to finish out the DIRTcar Nationals.

“We missed it a little bit in qualifying each night that put us behind,” Reutzel explains. “We raced really well each night though and went forward, so we feel good about it.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions returned to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park for a two-night stand on Monday and Tuesday and the Clute, TX, native turned in a dominant performance to win the opening night before charging from 14th to fourth in the Tuesday card that wrapped up the 410-ci portion of Florida Speedweeks.

In the Monday card, Reutzel needed just three laps to charge from sixth into the feature lead after setting quick time in qualifying earlier in the night.

“I was the only car to go up top early, and it all just worked out from there,” Reutzel says.

After a qualifying miscue on Tuesday, Reutzel rallied from deep in the field to capture fourth, making for six top-tens in seven nights of 410-ci competition.

Now, Reutzel sets his sights on the $10,000 “King of 360’s” prize that awaits on Saturday following preliminary action on Thursday and Friday at East Bay Raceway Park.

2020 Quick Stats: 16 races, 3 wins, 9 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Next Up: King of 360’s Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Friday and 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.

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.

 

 

Ian Madsen Gets off To Strong Start with KCP Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2020 got off to a very strong start for Ian Madsen and KCP Racing as the new look team picked up for podium finishes in seven starts during Florida Speedweek.

“Tyler Swank and Adam Clark put together some extremely strong cars this winter, and we came out of the gate extremely fast,” Madsen said. “I would have loved to have gotten a win or two down there, but we are all pretty excited with the results we put together.”

Kicking the season off at Volusia Speedway Park, Madsen and company joined in for some All Star Circuit of Champions action. Battling with Brad Sweet and Cory Eliason, Madsen would take the first checkered flag of the season with a second place finish aboard the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry.

Continuing to run well on Thursday night, Madsen would find himself out front and in the lead in the early goings of the feature event on an extremely slick and abrasive surface. Getting into traffic, Madsen would have to make a slight adjustment to clear a car and it would result in him losing the lead and slipping back to third where he would close his night.

Going out late in time trials during Friday night’s opening event with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Madsen could never dig out of the early hole and it would result in him missing the feature event.

Saturday night, Madsen returned to form and showcased that speed he had early in the week as he timed in eighth quickest and picked up the heat race win.

Winning the Dash, Madsen would again find himself out front, and in yet another battle with Brad Sweet for the top spot. On the race’s eighth lap, Sweet would slide up in front of Madsen entering turns one and two, and keeping his momentum on the top, Madsen looked to go around Sweet but misjudged the opening and slammed into the wall.

Taking a very hard ride down the fence, Madsen would climb from the wreckage okay, but his night would be over.

Battling an issue in time trials on Sunday night, Madsen would still race his way into the feature event as he closed the DIRTcar Nationals with a 13th place finish.

Traveling to East Bay Raceway Park on Monday and Tuesday to close out Florida Speedweek, Madsen would get back to his podium ways with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Monday night, Madsen would earn hard charger honors as he had his elbows up on the 3/8 mile clay oval. Charging from eighth, Madsen would get up to second to for the second time of the season with the series.

One final night of action on Tuesday night saw the St. Marys, NSW native win his heat race, and his Dash, which put him on the front row alongside Kyle Larson.

Larson would get the jump over Madsen, but Madsen would continue to hold strong in the second position. Able to keep a good pace in traffic, Madsen would be unable to catch Larson, but would still finish second and score his fourth podium of the week.

“Huge thanks to everyone involved at KCP Racing for letting me do this with them another year,” Madsen said. “Really excited for the year ahead, and am pretty confident we can win some races.”

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, Cox Design and Fabrication, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing will now head West with the World of Outlaws and return to racing in Texas on March 13th and 14th.

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 website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing. You can also stay up to speed with DTM Motorsport by clicking over to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dtmmotorsport7/.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

Eldora Speedway’s Roger Slack Named 44th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year
36th Annual Kings Royal Honored as Outstanding Annual Short Track Event of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 13, 2020) – Eldora Speedway’s promoter and general manager Roger Slack was named Auto Racing Promoter of the Year (ARPY) during the 47th Annual RPM Workshops in Daytona Beach, Florida. The honor, awarded for the 44th consecutive year by Racing Promotion Monthly, is selected by promoters of over 1,200 speedways, dragways and road courses across North America.

Additionally, the 36th annual Kings Royal was voted Outstanding Annual Short-Track Event of the Year. Previously honored in 1997, the Kings Royal is the first event to earn the prestigious accolade for a second time.

“This is a tremendous honor to be able to accept this award on behalf of our entire team at Eldora,” said Slack, who garnered over 73% of the ARPY votes during the final round of balloting. “This is voted on by the industry and to be recognized like this is very humbling. I am very fortunate to have my family and so many friends here to share in this – it’s incredible. Eldora has such a great history and our entire team, sometimes as many as 400-500 at our biggest events, earned this honor with their hard work and welcoming nature. They are all so dedicated and we’re fortunate that Tony (Stewart) continues to provide us with the resources to grow Eldora and continue the legacy built by Earl and Berneice (Baltes).”

Slack has worked his entire career in the racing industry. His family’s footprints in racing date back four generations, starting with his great grandparents, who were involved in thoroughbred horse racing. His grandfather, Bob Slack, was the visionary behind Canada’s Cayuga Speedway (now known as Jukasa Motor Speedway) in Ontario and his father, Randy, was an accomplished short-track racer on both asphalt and dirt in late models, big-block modifieds and even big rig semi-trucks. Roger’s younger brother, Bobby, is a business partner at Bicknell Racing Products, one of the most-recognized names in dirt modified and specialty parts manufacturing.

Short-track racing has always been our family’s passion,” Slack continued. “It is what we have always done and today, this award is not just for me, but for everyone at Eldora and all of those who have believed in me throughout my career.”

Originally scheduled as a three-day weekend, the 2019 Kings Royal became a four-day extravaganza by chance when rain pushed the final night of May’s #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader, featuring both the World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Cars, to the Wednesday night preceding the Kings Royal. Never mind that Stewart’s bump of the winner’s purse from its traditional $50,000 to a staggering $175,000-to-win attracted the largest crowd in the 36 year history of the event, temperatures soared to over 100 degrees throughout the week calling for quick response and a robust action plan by Eldora’s track services team, the medical professionals in the Premier Health Infield Care Center, area ambulance services, local rescue squads and nearby hospitals.

“This was a big year for the Kings Royal and the action behind-the-scenes was as wild as the action on the track,” explained Slack. “Everyone at Eldora is dedicated to providing our fans with the most enjoyable experience possible while watching the best and bravest racers chasing after those big paydays. The way all of the great people of Darke, Mercer, Auglaize and surrounding counties pull together to make them feel welcome regardless of the conditions, whether heat or rain, is second-to-none. Our officials, event teams, church and high school groups, the sheriff department, everyone – over 400 people – working together are what make the ‘Eldora Experience’ so memorable, so often, for so many. And we strive to do that every time we open the gates.”

Tickets and campsites for all of Eldora’s 2020 events, including the 50th World 100, are available 24/7 at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 67th consecutive season of racing in 2020 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 26th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 4th-5th-6th; the 37th Kings Royal Weekend on July 15th-16th-17th-28th; the only NASCAR National Series event on dirt – the NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on Thursday, July 30th; the 50th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 10th-11th-12th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 25th and 26th. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2020 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has nearly 7M views.

 

 

Carson McCarl First to the Green Flag in Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship!

Knoxville, IA, February 12, 2020 – Altoona, Iowa’s Carson McCarl is the first driver in the running for the popular Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship fundraiser benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum! Drivers planning on competing at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in the August 360 or 410 Knoxville Nationals are eligible. The drivers/teams who raise the most funds to help pay for the construction of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower for the non-profit museum through memberships or donations will again be rewarded cash bonuses.

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

Last year’s winner was Lance Dewease, while Carson McCarl finished second. The program brought in over $60,000 last year for the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tim Shaffer and Tony Stewart power Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to four top-ten finishes in seven days against All Stars and World of Outlaws

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, February 5th-9th
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida)
Tim Shaffer A-Main Finishes (Start):
February 5th [All Stars]: 6th (4th)
February 6th [All Stars]: 15th (13th)
February 7th [WoO]: 9th (18th)
February 8th [WoO]: 27th (11th)
February 9th [WoO]: 18th (24th)

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, February 10th-11th
Event: All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
February 10th: 4th (2nd)
February 11th: 5th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 12, 2020) - Entering seven consecutive nights of competition at two of Florida’s most notable facilities, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing opened their 2020 sprint car calendar with a big agenda and padded it with big results, eventually capping their seven-day run with four top-ten finishes and highlighting all starts with back-to-back top-five performances against the All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.

The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer, a former multi-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion and Knoxville Nationals champion, helped activate Tony Stewart Racing’s 2020 season, officially, by subbing-in for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart while he was under the weather. Shaffer filled Stewart’s shoes well and earned a pair of top-ten finishes during action at Volusia Speedway Park; sixth and ninth against the All Stars and Outlaws, respectively. Although Shaffer’s sixth-place outcome during All Star action was a result of row two, the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania-native was impressive against the World of Outlaws and earned his ninth place outcome from the outside of row nine.

After Shaffer’s five-day substitution at Volusia Speedway Park, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart was back in charge at East Bay Raceway Park, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions during the inaugural Jean Lynch Classic / All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie. Two starts ended with back-to-back top-five finishes for the recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, winning each of his respective heat races in the process, as well as winning his respective dash on Monday.

“It definitely feels good to be back in the seat. I was under the weather a little bit during the events at Volusia, but I feel a lot better now and I’m ready to get after it,” Tony Stewart expressed. “It will take a little bit of time for our team to become acclimated, but we have a lot of experience on our side and I have a great crew that knows exactly what it takes to stay competitive and motivated during a busy stretch like this.”

Unfortunately, instances of bad luck and unfavorable track conditions negated TSR the possibility of at least two additional top-ten finishes, as an abrasive surface at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, February 6, resulted in tire issues and an eventual 15th-place finish. Also, Shaffer was caught up in an opening lap altercation during World of Outlaws action at Volusia on Saturday, February 8; he was scored 27th.

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s upcoming plans remain uncertain, but fans are encouraged to follow along online and on 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/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

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

2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 2
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

Rico Abreu Racing continues partnership with Self Made Racing in 2020

ST. HELENA, Calif. (February 12, 2020) - For a second consecutive season, Self Made Racing, owned and operated by Executive Manager and Partner at multiple Sweeney car dealerships located in northeast Ohio, Derek Snyder, will partner with St. Helena, California-based Rico Abreu Racing, working together in surpassing their 2019 accomplishments which included 13 victories and 55 top-ten finishes in 76 starts.

Snyder, a motorsports philanthropist who not only enjoys supporting race teams, but also helps promote major sprint car events such as Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program honoring his late brother, is excited to extend his relationship with Rico Abreu Racing and hopes to utilize the partnership in a positive and productive manner.

“I’m excited to continue this relationship with Rico Abreu and his team. Rico does such a great job interacting with his fans. He makes everyone feel so welcome and it’s easy to want to be a part of that. He’s a great ambassador to sprint car racing and we’re pleased to join his efforts,” Derek Snyder explained, who also plays a major role at Gary Kauffman Racing with Danny Dietrich at the helm. “We have a lot of fun things planned for 2020 including a surprise visit by Rico and his team at one of our Sweeney locations. We hope to have some details ironed out over the next few weeks. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Despite an early season schedule focused primarily on the West Coast, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will eventually make their way east and headquarter themselves in the Midwest for much of the summer. Abreu’s weekend schedules will be posted as they become available.

“We’re pretty pumped to have Derek Snyder and Self Made Racing join us again in 2020. He absolutely loves racing and that’s easy to spot. He’s got a lot of passion and we want that level of enthusiasm and love for sprint car racing around our team,” Rico Abreu said. “We have some fun ideas in the works with Derek and I’m sure the fans will enjoy what we have planned. We are ready to get rolling.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming plans will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on social media.

Fans are encouraged to follow Derek Snyder and Self Made Racing on Twitter at www.twitter.com/selfmaderacing.

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

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

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

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

 

 

Bacon Begins USAC Title Pursuit with this Weekend’s Winter Dirt Games

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 12, 2020) – Brady Bacon raced to the USAC National Sprint Car championship in both 2014 and 2016.

“The Macho Man” begins his bid for a third series championship aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69 Sprint Car with this weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games” at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to this season, we finished well last year so hopefully we can carry that over to this season,” Bacon says. “If we can put together consistent, good finishes and minimize the bad nights, we’ll be right there.”

Bacon gets the 2020 campaign under way in earnest after a 2019 season that included 13 overall wins in 110 total starts across both winged and non-wing Sprint Cars, Silver Crown, Midgets and Micro Sprints.

Six of those triumphs came in the USAC Sprint Car ranks, including a sweep of Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals preliminary features that propelled him to a third-place finish in final season points. Bacon posted top-ten finishes in 28 of the series last 31 races of the year while picking up his 13th and final win of the year by capturing another Western World Championship title at Arizona Speedway in USAC Midget competition.

Bacon goes into this weekend’s Winter Dirt Games with one 2020 triumph already to his credit, earning a Golden Driller at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in January by besting a field of 305 competitors in the Non-Wing Outlaw Micro Sprint division.

After posting a career-best fourth-place finish at the Chili Bowl in 2019, Bacon’s Chili Bowl luck ran out this time around. Moving forward to contend for a top-five finish on his preliminary night, Bacon slid to a stop entering turn one and then recovered for a 14th-place finish that landed him in Saturday “D” Main action among the field of nearly 350 entries.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s Winter Dirt Games at Bubba Raceway Park, Bacon has a pair of previous wins atop the egg-shaped clay oval. Those came in 2014 and 2016, launching what both proved to be championship seasons. Bacon looks to kick off the 2020 USAC Sprint Car season on the right foot this weekend aboard the Hoffman Racing / Longworth Equipment Company No. 69.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 110 races, 13 wins, 45 top-fives, 65 top-tens.

2020 Quick Stats: 6 races, 1 win, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars Bubba Raceway Park’s Winter Dirt Games in Ocala, FL on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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.

 

 

Time to visit the Wimmera.

It’s a tiny town of only 3,000 but Waikerie in SA have a dedicated sport loving population and Sunline Speedway is supported well by the locals. This Saturday night will no doubt be the same as it is the opening night for their 2020 season. It also is the only night the All Stars will visit the small bull ring in its final South Aussie swing this season. RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is good to go this Saturday night 15th February.

Defending Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 will be joined by his brother Steve in his SA10. The brothers are used to competing against each other as they battle wheels at Murray Bridge quite regularly. ‘And when we say battle wheels we really mean just that – you should have seen them at the Pole Shoot Out at Mildura a few weeks ago- neither was going to give an inch. ” Promoter Searle tells us. Michael Tancredi is currently leading the Championship and with only 2 rounds left will be looking for a strong result. Local home track favourite Dan Evans is still in the VA8 McClure owned deal. Evans hasn’t taken out a feature win so far this season but with his experience at Sunline this night might be the one. SA95 Jarman Dalitz has quietly slipped up into 3rd place in the series with V7 ‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon only 1 point behind him in 4th. Solomon has been fast as every round. Ryan Jones steps out with the series for the first time this season driving the Perrett Family Racing SA98. All Star regulars V16 James Wren & VA99 Corey Sandow, NT4 Jamie McInness has made the trip down from Darwin, SA42 Jamie Hendry & rookie SA51 Jay Brown will all be looking for solid results. “It’s only a small field but definitely a quality field and the locals can guarantee to see plenty of hard fast racing.” Searle says,

On track action starts at 5.00 – Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA

 

 

TEENAGE TWO TITLE WINNING KENNY MILLER,III READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD IN EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS TRENTON INDOOR RACES FEB. 21-22

TRENTON, NJ February 12. 2020 . . . Kenny Miller, III, at 19 years of age, will be charging into Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ for the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals over the weekend of February 21-22 with one thought in mind: outrun the field of big name invaders and his fellow 600cc Sprint regulars to take home the top prize.

Miller, Morgantown, PA, has been a winner at every step of his young career. A USAC .25 National Champion in Quarter-Midgets, a 270cc Micro Sprint winner, an ARDC midget Rookie of the Year, and a 600cc Sprint feature winner. Even with all of that on his resume, 2019 was a break-out season for the fourth-generation racer.

Racing his family owned No. 23m, as he has for his entire career, the college sophomore recorded nine triumphs - the most he's ever scored in one season of 600 Sprint competition.

More significantly, Miller topped the standings in wingless 600 competition at Pa.’s Greenwood Valley Action Track and at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

All of that success has him pumped up and ready for battle in the upcoming East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals against many top name invaders from other racing divisions.

This will be Miller's third start in the event held previously in December of 2017. The first two years he was still in high school and a member of the school's varsity basketball team. He told the coach that he needed to attend a family wedding, out of state, so that he could be excused from practice to compete in the very first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Miller made it a memorable start, too, by finishing fourth in the second B-Main to qualify for the 40-lap feature. Miller then kept his nose clean and drove from 20th starting position to finish a nifty tenth on the tiny but ultra-competitive clay oval.

In the second running of the event, held in December of 2018, Miller was a freshman at Millersville University and on his holiday break from school. He was grouped into the Night Two field and won his heat race. Kenny finished third in his Qualifier race, just one spot out of a transfer into the A-Main. He finished third in one of the B-Mains on Saturday to qualify, but the A-Main proved to be quite the adventure.

Miller and Scott Kreutter took part in a very entertaining battle during the 50-lapper, but Kenny was also caught up in several tangles throughout the contest, and they relegated him to a 17th place finish.

Filled with the confidence gained by qualifying for both editions of the Indoor Dirt Nationals and an incredibly successful 2019 outdoor season, Kenny Miller III is ready to attack this year's event in Trenton.

"I don't think as much anymore when I'm on the track," he stated. "I just race hard and react to whatever happens. After running the Midget, I think, things slowed down when I got back in the 600. Everything seems to happen more slowly, even though we're going pretty fast in these cars, and that allows me to kind of see what's going to happen and react to it. I think that's why I've been more successful in the last couple seasons."

Miller is a driver who is looked up to by most, literally, in that he stands 6'5".

The teenage two time ‘19 Micro track champion is among a huge field expected or the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the days of the event.

As a bonus for fans purchasing tickets in advance for Saturday’s main event programing, at that time they can add a Friday ticket for just $10 when the entire arena will non-reserved.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Peter Murphy and crew gearing up for opening day at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – February 11, 2020…The opening race of the season at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford is fast approaching and with that said, new Promoter Peter Murphy, along with the assistance from several individuals and companies are hard at work getting things ready for the big night.

One of the adjustments racers and fans will notice on Saturday February 22nd is a slight change to the track surface from the last couple seasons. Murphy and his crew comprised of Scott Woodhouse, Don Chambers and Larry Davis Farms are working to lessen the width of the track, bringing it back to more of an “old school” Kings Speedway surface.

Murphy spoke about the changes and noted that making the track surface less time consuming to re-work during race programs is one of the reasons for doing so.

“I believe that bringing the track surface back to where it used to be will allow us maintain it better and save on time with track prep during events. Like all race tracks it’s going to be a work in progress, but I’m confident in my guys Scott Woodhouse and Don Chambers. One of the goals I have for Keller Auto Speedway is to get the races completed by 10pm. We want to keep the fans happy and give them time to visit with the teams in the pits after each show.”

The retired Sprint Car racer turned promoter is happy to announce that Keller Motors and Budweiser are also returning as major partners of the Keller Auto Speedway in 2020. He is also pleased to welcome support from his brother-in-law Preston Cross of Four C’s Construction as well.

Murphy stated that he is keeping the schedule the same as it was announced prior to him taking over, with a few changes that will be sure to delight fans and racers. New to the mix will be four non-sanctioned Winged 410 Sprint Car events that have been added to the slate.

The Kings 410 Sprint Cars will converge at the speedway on Saturday May 9th for the “Prelude to the Peter Murphy Classic,” followed by Saturday June 27th for the “Tribute to Kenny Tackeuchi,” Saturday October 3rd for the “Tribute to Morrie Williams” and Friday October 30th for the $21,000-to-win “Tom Tarlton Classic.”

The 35th annual “Cotton Classic” will also be part of the action and sanctioned by the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, while it morphs into a “Prelude to the Trophy Cup.”

“When we took over the track, they had already put the schedule together, so I didn’t really want to change what was in place,” Murphy commented. “I’m looking forward to adding in some additional Winged 410 Sprint Car events though on May 9th, June 27th, October 3rd and October 30th. The first one will work as a prelude to my Classic that takes place in Tulare the following weekend and then the next two will pay homage to a pair of people that were not only special to me, but the entire racing community. The final 410 event acts as a grand finale and will pay $21,000-to-win the feature.”

More details regarding the Tom Tarlton Classic and all other Kings 410 Sprint Car shows will be available soon.

Murphy also wanted to extend his appreciation towards previous Keller Auto Speedway Promoter’s Bubby and Corey Morse. “I definitely want to thank Bubby and Corey for everything they did at the speedway and for allowing me this opportunity to take over the track this year. I’m excited to jump into it and will certainly work my hardest to help make Keller Auto Speedway the best it can be. I’m very fortunate to have a lot of great people surrounding me to make it possible.”

Opening night at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday February 22nd will feature the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Van De Pol Western RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars and Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods). It marks the start of back-to-back weeks to open the 2020 campaign, with the KoT 360’s and Dirt Modifieds returning on February 29th, plus IMCA Stocks and the Central Valley Mini Stocks.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

PREMIO FOODS BACK ON BOARD AS SPONSOR OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is set to open Friday, March 6 and run through Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. The three day show is free to the public and will showcase race cars of present and past and from a variety different race tracks and organizations. The off season event will be a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in organizing this event many years ago.

Joining the show for the fifth consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine products are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs.

Premio is not interested in the ordinary as they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spices. Crafted to perfection. Premio sausages make your family feel like the guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table or heading out to tailgate at the weekend races, the perfectly blended flavors lift any occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of quality products, please visit www.premiofoods.com

Premio Foods has signed on to sponsor at the show and is proudly sponsoring drivers Willie Osmun, Sammy Martz and Steve Davis race cars in 2020 and information regarding Premio's extensive line of authentic Italian Sausage will be available at the Premio race car display throughout the course of the show.

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 Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 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 is again back as an associate sponsor to help showcase the past, present and future of racing.

Also on tap this year will be a special autograph session. Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a meet and greet Saturday March 7 at the Dirt Track Heroes show in the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store at the Palmer Park Mall at 2:00 p.m.

All your favorites, many who are Hall of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum Dorney-Mahoning HOF, will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway.

Drivers should plan on being there by 1:30 p.m. to be registered. Please contact me Bob Snyder at bobsnyderphoto@enter.net or by phone 610-390-6718 to be added to the list.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Hagar Builds Confidence Heading Into Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2020) - Derek Hagar nearly powered to a pair of top-five finishes during his season-opening doubleheader last weekend.

Hagar and car owner Terry Witherspoon made a late decision to tackle the USCS Series National event at Hendry County Motorsports Park, marking Hagar's first time driving for the team since 2018.

"We changed some stuff at the shop and it paid off," he said. "We had the car underneath us and it was something I felt like I didn't have when we teamed up a couple of years ago. Everything was great."

Hagar maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race on Friday. The feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the third row, but he worked into a podium position as the white flag came out.

"We were battling for second and I got underneath Danny Smith," he said. "I barely clipped an infield tire coming off turn four."

Hagar lost a position, but was able to save the car and hold on for a fourth-place result.

The team showed similar speed on Saturday. Hagar placed second in the dash and he advanced from seventh to fifth in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The car handled good once again," he said. "We got up to fourth and were battling for third when a mechanical problem ended our night early with five or six laps to go."

Hagar was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"That was out of our hands," he said. "I feel like we've made a big improvement and I'm really looking forward to this weekend."

Hagar will return to a Witherspoon entry this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. It marks the third time in the last four years the duo has competed at the event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (6).

Feb. 8 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (12).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 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.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 like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, Administrative Consulting Services, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Penns Valley Meat Market

The PA Sprint Series is excited to share that not only is Penns Valley Meat Market returning as our title sponsor at Port Royal Speedway, but they have also confirmed they are awarding an extra $100 to the hard charger at each of our Port Royal races. Frost Bierly founded the Penns Valley Meat Market in the 1980’s. He and his extended family have been in the meat business for generations. Frost is now semi-retired and his kids operate the business today. Both he and wife Kathy are fans of the local racing scene, especially at Port Royal where they are regular attendees.

Penns Valley Meat Market is located on East Main Street in Millheim, Pa. Kathy shared that “they have fresh meats at great prices and specialize in several store-made items…scrapple, ring bologna, smoked cheeses, smoked sausage, dried beef, jerky, and more.” Like them on Facebook to follow their weekly specials or stop by the market. Be sure to support a local family owned business that supports dirt track racing. Thanks again to Penns Valley Meat Market for their past and continued support!

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Another International In Latest Batch Of Speedcar Entrants

Highly rated 22-year Kaleb Currie is the latest International Driver to nominate for the Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

The regular competitor at New Zealand’s famed Western Springs Speedway, will drive for South Australia’s mark Harrington aboard the immaculately prepared The Speedway Shop backed S6 Esslinger powered Spike.

Currie, a former Western Springs Drivers Club Rookie of the Year has also competed in POWRi competition in the United States as well as performing well at the Chili Bowl and will be a welcome addition to the field for the 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship.

A pair of highly regarded New South Welshman are now also officially entered for the Championship weekend with Troy Jenkins and Matt Jackson set to stake a claim for the coveted A1.

Jenkins will wheel out the N78 Spike Toyota combination as he looks to add the Australian Championship to an enviable resume that already includes two Australian Championship runner up and three Australian Speedcar GP wins.

Jackson, with New South Wales and South Australian State Title wins under his belt as well as being a two-time Beasley Family Memorial winner is one of the genuine contenders.

The Diamond Air Conditioning N97 Hawk / Spike combination is proven at Sungold Stadium having won at his last start I the 2020 Beasley Family Memorial where he led home Nathan Smee and Mitch Whiting.

Whiting is another of the recent entrants as the resident of Nar Nar Goon in Victoria gets set to again drive the Midwest Imports, Victory Lane Racegear, SWI Engineering, One Tooling and Kinnear Equipment V17 throughout the Championship weekend.

The former Australian 2 in Junior Sedans is rapidly making a name for himself I the Speedcar Ranks and could be one to watch over the two nights of competition.

Former Compact Speedcar stand-out Jack Day is another of the Victorian’s looking to protect home soil on Title weekend.

Day will campaign the Cazberg Earthworks, Visual Signage Solutions V8 Eagle.

The Moore Plant Hire S57 entry of South Australian Robert Heard is also among the entry list as the field for the 79trh Australian Speedcar Championship begins to take shape.

The 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship is proudly presented by Dutton Garage and Dream Multi and will be held from Friday February 28, 2020 to Saturday February 29, 2020.

Tickets for the Australian Speedcar Championship are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday February 27, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from gate opening at 4pm on Race Days.

The current entry list is:

1nz Michael Pickens (NZ)
S6 Kaleb Currie (NZ)
W7 Tom Payet
V8 Jack Day
V9 Matthew Balcombe
V10 Travis Mills
V10m Caleb Mills
V12 Justin McMinn
V17 Mitch Whiting
W23 Glen Mears
V26 Taylor Gore
W26 Keenan Fleming
N34 Jeffrey Burns
N40 Dave Lambert
N51 Michael Stewart
V55 Toby Smith
N57 Harley Smee
S57 Robert Heard
S71 Troy Ware
V71r Domain Ramsay
V72 Glen Shaw
V75c Shannon McQueen (USA)
V75ok Michelle Decker (USA)
N78 Troy Jenkins
Q89 Rusty Whittaker
T91 Brock Webster
N97 Matt Jackson
N99 Carson Macedo (USA)

 

 

Return to Racing Still on Hold for Robert Ballou

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the USAC National Sprint Car Series set to kick the 2020 season off this weekend in Florida, Robert Ballou still finds himself on the sidelines as he continues to recover from a devastating arm injury endured back on June 23rd, 2019.

“I am bummed not to be kicking my season off this weekend, but this injury was a lot more severe than we thought initially,” Ballou said. “The good news is things are going really well, and there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. I just hate it for my friends and partners that I am still sidelined.”

Undergoing his final surgery back on January 9th to remove some hardware from earlier surgeries, Ballou has been working feverishly to rehab and regain strength and admits it has been a long process.

“My medical team has been great, and they continue to tell me things are going the right direction,” he added. “I definitely feel the strength coming back and to me that is a huge win.”

As Ballou continues to work towards his return to racing, he has a target to return to action by the end of March.

“I am excited to finally get back in the seat of my car and have some really cool things set for this season that I will release very soon,” Ballou said. “I want to thank everyone for the continued support as I continue to rehab.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., MPHG Promotion, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou’s 2020 season is set open by the end of March.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Pittman Snags Two Podiums To Open 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Schedule

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the 2020 season kicked off at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida last week, Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports took part in a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions events, and opened the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series slate with a trio of events. When the dust settled on the DIRTcar Nationals, Pittman and company saved their best for last as they finished second and third in the final two events of the week.

“Overall it was a really good week,” Daryn Pittman said. “We made improvements as the week went on, and our best result of the week came in our last night of action.”

Following a 15th place run with the All Star Circuit of Champions to open his second season with Roth Motorsports, Pittman put together his first Top 10 of the season on Thursday night by way of a seventh place finish.

With two All Star races out of the way, things became a little more real on Friday night as the curtain was officially raised on the 2020 WoO season.

Timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation backed No. 83 machine in fourth quickest in time trials, the Owasso, OK driver would race to a heat race win, and find himself in the Dash.

Finishing third in the Dash, Pittman would take the green flag from the second row for the season opening feature event. Struggling to maintain position over the course of the 30-lap event, Pittman would slip back to finish in the eighth position.

Back in action on Saturday night, DP would trip the clocks with the fastest lap of the night in time trials, and again would go on to win his heat race. Making his way into the all-important Dash, the former series champion line up sixth in the feature event by way of his sixth place finish in the aforementioned Dash.

With a very sporty Roth Motorsports machine under him, Pittman would work his way forward and find himself on the podium. Taking the checkered flag in third, Pittman and company would look to build off their momentum during Sunday night’s DIRTcar Nationals finale.

Timing in eighth quickest to open the final night of five consecutive to open the season, Pittman would again capitalize on front row starting position in his heat race and make his way into the Dash following another heat race win.

Winning the Dash and leading the field to green, Pittman would find himself in a torrid battle with Cory Eliason and Logan Schuchart as the trio put on a show. Working through traffic, Schuchart would lead the way as Pittman continued to battle wheel to wheel with Eliason as they looked to overtake the leader.

A caution on the race’s final lap for Eliaosn would put Pittman on Schuchart’s rear bumper for one final restart and one final shot at the win.

Coming up short, Pittman would cap his week with his best finish of the season, a second, to close the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals.

“Big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me an opportunity to come back out on the road with their team in 2020,” Pittman added. “We had to work at it a little more than last year to get where we wanted to be, but we got ourselves better, and that was really encouraging. Hoping we can continue that trend all year, and keep this car up front.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports are idle for a couple of weeks before returning to action on March 13th at Cotton Bowl Speedway and on March 14th at Lonestar Speedway in Texas.

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.

 

 

Blake Hahn Readying For 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (February 11, 2020) Getting all the pieces together for his seventh season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Blake Hahn will try to carry his 2019 momentum into the new decade and better his points position by one.
"We figured out so much last year with our program that I don't think I have ever felt more comfortable going into a new season," commented Hahn. "We came up short of our ultimate goal last year, but the fact that we were there and able to lead at times really showed how far this team has come."

Returning with the same JR1 Chassis with Rider power under the hood for the 2020 season, Hahn will look at a combined 72 race lineup with several ASCS Regional events mixed in, as well as Midget and select 410cid events.
"Obviously our main focus is the National Tour, but when we are not on the road we'll run some Regional events and keep building on what we are doing with the Midget program; plus we're going to start working in some 410cid shows with MOWA and the All-Stars so I'm really excited about that."
While the equipment combination will be the same, Hahn is pleased to announce OILFIRE Rye Whiskey has extended its partnership with the No. 52 from the Chili Bowl to the entire 2020 racing season.
"OILFIRE stepping up the way they have is huge for this team. They've been great to work with the past two years at the Chili Bowl, and we're looking forward to being able to represent them all over the country with the American Sprint Car Series. Without them, DriveWFX.com, Lucas Oil, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., and everyone that helps us we couldn't race."
With cars going together, the team will start the season at Canyon Speedway Park on February 28 and February 29 in Peoria, Ariz. with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network before heading to California for events at Merced Speedway (March 6), Placerville Speedway (March 7), and Petaluma Speedway (March 8), meaning the first five events on the season are all brand new stops for Hahn.
"For some reason, we tend to roll good at new tracks so I'm hoping that trend continues. Four tracks are ones I've always wanted to race, but I have to say the one I'm the most excited for is Placerville."
The 2020 season is Blake Hahn's 18th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 6; Wins -0; Top 5 - 2; Top 10 - 3;
Coming Up:
February 28 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
February 29 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
How To Follow Blake Hahn Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blake-Hahn-Racing-139549836107030/?fref=ts
Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Instagram: BHAHN52
The Sponsors:
OILFIRE Rye Whiskey, DriveWFX.com, Lucas Oil Products, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, and EFH.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits 2020 Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas – March 20th

Elm Mott, TX (02/11/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2020 tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 20th with the running of the Gordon Woolley Classic. This annual event celebrating the life, history and racing career of the First member of the Heart O' Texas Wall of Fame, Gordon Wooley, kicks off the sprint car action at the speedway for the 2020 season.

Let’s jump right into the nuts and bolts:

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:00pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Sprint Car Bandits, get selfies, purchase series racing apparel & merchandise (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2020…as was the case in 2019.

If you’d like to get your series t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them on sale right now!

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 20th.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons.

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as in the past 32 series events there have been 20 different feature winners!

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

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

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!

 

 

Ekins Crowned As Grand Marshall as Internationals Lock In

As entries for the 79th Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship as presented by Dream Multi-Media continue to roll in ahead of this weekend’s deadline, it has been officially announced that four-time Australian Champion – Warrenne Ekins – will be the Grand Marshall for the event to be staged at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on February 28 and 29, 2020.

Ekins claimed his four Australian Speedcar Championships during a dominant five-year period that saw him salute at his home track in Darwin in 1990 before repeating the success at Claremont in 1991, Bendigo in 1993 and finally in Sydney in 1994.

Warrenne Ekins was recognised for his contribution to the sport of Speedway in 2018 when he was inducted into the Speedway Australia Hall of Fame.

In his role as Grand Marshall, Warrenne Ekins will get to cast an astute eye over what is beginning to look like a very good field of entrants, with a further two Americans amongst the most recent group of entrants.

Joining the Carson Macedo and Michael Pickens as the previously nominated Internationals set to take on Premier Speedway, are Shannon McQueen from Bakersfield, California and Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker.

Both McQueen, who was the 2012 USAC Western State Champion and Decker who has claimed a USAC Western State Feature Race win along with finishing third and fifth in the POWRi West Midget Series will both race under the Griffith Motorsport banner for the upcoming Australian Speedcar Championship.

With McQueen set to pilot the V75c Gaerte powered Eagle and Decker the V75ok Eagle with a Mopar engine with support coming from Simpson Race Products, Kaymainline, West Evans Motorsport, TommsTyres, Thomo’s Race Graphix, Super Shox, Ford Motor Company, Brisk Spark Plugs, Eagle Chassis, Emi, Shannon McQueen Racing and Michelle Decker Racing.

Making the trek across the Nullabor for the Title weekend is WA’s Glen Mears who will roll out the immaculately presented W23 Esslinger powered Spike.

With a list of achievements in Western Australian Speedcar Racing that include Multiple Perth Motorplex Track Championships, a WASDA Michael Figliomeni Drivers Driver Award and multiple WA Speedcar Championship podiums, Mears is sure to be one of the contenders come the weekend of the Australian Championship.

Keenan Fleming is another of the race hardened West Aussie’s, with the talented young gun having been the youngest ever winner of the Perth Motorplex Track Championship at just 16 years of age in the 2017 as a part of his debut season.

Now with Five Feature Race wins and a second place in the 2018-19 WA Speedcar Championship Fleming will be looking forward to racing the best at the Australian Title aboard the W26 Spike – Esslinger.

Queensland’s Troy Ware is another interstate hard charger who will be in action on February 28 and 29, as he is set to drive the GW Racing S71 Mopar powered Bullet Chassis for James Hardy Australia, Sprint Shack, Williams Graphics and Troy Ware Constructions as the Borderline Speedway one lap record holder looks to add an Australian Championship to his resume.

Victorian’s Glen Shaw, aboard the V72 Mopar powered Spike, Toby Smith in the V55 Beast-Volvo combination and Matthew Balcombe aboard the Chev powered Spike are also amongst the first 22 entries.

The current list of nominations are as follows:

1nz Michael Pickens (NZ) King/Toyota W7 Tom Payet Spike/Toyota V9 Matthew Balcombe Spike/Chev V10 Travis Mills Spike/GRD V10m Caleb Mills Spike/Sesco Mopar V12 Justin McMinn Spike/Esslinger W23 Glen Mears Spike/Esslinger V26 Taylor Gore Spike/Hawk W26 Keenan Fleming Spike/Esslinger N34 Jeffrey Burns Spike/Gaerte N40 Dave Lambert Stealth/Mopar N51 Michael Stewart CP3K/GRD Toyota V55 Toby Smith Beast/Volvo N57 Harley Smee Spike/Inglis Eagle S71 Troy Ware Bullet/Mopar V71r Domain Ramsay King/Hawk V72 Glen Shaw Spike/Mopar V75c Shannon McQueen (USA) Eagle/Gaerte V75ok Michelle Decker (USA) Eagle/Mopar Q89 Rusty Whittaker BOSS/Esslinger T91 Brock Webster Spike/Fontana N99 Carson Macedo (USA) King/Toyota

The 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship is proudly presented by Dutton Garage and Dream Multi and will be held from Friday February 28, 2020 to Saturday February 29, 2020.

Tickets for the Australian Speedcar Championship are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday February 27, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from gate opening at 4pm on Race Days.

 

 

Carrick Garners Top-10 During Opening Weekend of USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Action

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget season stared at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL last weekend, Tanner Carrick would show a ton of speed in his Petry Motorsports as his weekend would be highlighted by a 10th place finish.

“Our results don’t really show how fast, and how good our car was all weekend,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday night a flat tire forced us to the work area, and on Saturday night I bounced off the infield berm in traffic and also had to go to the tail.”

Kicking his first season with Petry Motorsports off on Friday night, Carrick would time the Arai/K1 Race Gear/Mobil1 backed No. 35 machine in seventh fastest in time trials.

Running second in his heat race to teammate, Kevin Thomas, Jr, Carrick would grid the field from the fourth row to start the 30-lap opening night feature event.

Flexing his muscle in the opening laps, Carrick would look very strong as he worked around the unique confines of Bubba Raceway Park. Enduring a flat tire, the Lincoln, CA driver would be forced to give up his track position and make repairs on his mount.

Tagging the field from the back of the pack, Carrick would get all he could in the closing laps as he would battle back up to an 11th place finish and just miss out on a Top-10.

Back for more racing action on Saturday night, Carrick would get off to an even better start as he would lay down a great lap in time trials and find himself fourth on the speed chart.

Finishing fourth in his heat race on this night, Carrick advanced into the feature event where he would find himself in the second row to take the green flag.

Battling for a Top-Five position, Carrick would find himself in lapped traffic early in this race as the leaders quickly reached the back of the pack.

On the 11th circuit, Carrick would clip the infield berm as he tried to sneak underneath a slower car and it would shoot him up the race track and he would stall out and bring out the caution.

Again, going to the tail end of the field, Carrick showed that his Petry Motorsports entry had plenty of speed as the youngster sliced and diced his way through the field to close his weekend out with a 10th place finish.

“Big thanks to all the Petry Motorsports guys for bringing some awesome cars out to Florida,” Carrick added. “I am looking forward to really getting into the swing of things this season”

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Carrick and Petry Motorsports will return to action on March 7th for the Sharmrock Classic in DuQuoin, IL.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a PR firm that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

Sams III Bound for East Bay Tripleheader Before ASCS National Tour Season Begins

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is kicking off the season this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s, which serves as a test run before the team tackles the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time.

Danny Sams III has enjoyed success at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., where the 360ci winged sprint car event runs this Thursday through Saturday. He picked up a career-best seventh-place outing at the unique oval during a preliminary night last year.

"It's incredibly hard to run up front there," he said. "A lot of times you get a bad heat race and you're buried. You have to work as hard as you can to put yourself in a great position. Then hopefully you can capitalize."

The three races this weekend provide a great trial for the team before the ASCS National Tour season begins later this month in Arizona. A trip to California follows as Sams III will be traveling nearly the entire distance of the country from his shop in Florida.

"I'm really excited to get the season underway and race in a lot of big events," he said. "We have the trailer wrapped and the cars ready to go so the only thing left to do is get to the track and race. We'll be at the practice night at East Bay this Wednesday before the racing begins on Thursday."

The goal for this weekend is simple:

"Make the show and run up front," Sams III said. "We don't want to be in any B Mains and we want to be in contention for the $10,000 on Saturday. The weekend also gives us a great opportunity to test all of our equipment and to knock my rust off. It's a good way to feel things out."

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: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Selected for 410 and 360 Sprint Car Ride With Baughman Family

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Seth Bergman has landed a unique opportunity to pilot a winged sprint car owned by Mike and Josh Baughman.

The No. 17 team will compete in approximately 30 select 410ci and 360ci sprint car events this season with a focus on 410 competition.

"I'm grateful for Mike and Josh Baughman giving me this opportunity and believing I can be successful," Bergman said. "I've been wanting to do more 410 racing and this will provide an excellent opportunity to compete with a team that has great resources."

While a set schedule isn't finalized Bergman said the team will debut at the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening doubleheader Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., and will likely tackle all three ASCS National Tour races in California the following weekend.

"I'm confident that we can be contenders right away," he said. "I know the team has great equipment and a great crew. It's up to me to make the most of the opportunity and I'm looking forward to that."

Bergman noted that he will fill in his schedule with events in his No. 23 sprint car, but the priority is to drive for the Baughman Family.

"I've known Seth and raced with him for a long time and have always felt like he would take advantage given the right opportunity," Josh Baughman said. "We're excited to have him join our team and we're looking forward to a lot of success together."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

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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 - Mike and Josh Baughman

"I'm very grateful to Mike and Josh Baughman for creating an opportunity for me to drive for their team," Bergman said. "The pieces are in place to be successful and I can't wait to take advantage."

Bergman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Catalyst, Fischer Body Shop, Ti22, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dissolvalloy, Triple X Race Co, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, BK Racing, FK Shocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, AL Driveline, Wings Unlimited, Nattress Construction, Pulse Racing Innovations, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tool Company, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Shane Stewart Leads Sides Motorsports to Top-10 Outing During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Shane Stewart guided Sides Motorsports to a top-10 result on Sunday during the final night of the sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals.

Stewart joined the team to tackle four of the five sprint car races at Volusia Speedway Park, where the week of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action ended with a ninth-place result. That gives Sides Motorsports at least one top 10 during the event in 13 of the last 14 years.

"We had speed all week and were just looking for it all to come together," Stewart said. "Sunday was an efficient night and it was good to end on a positive note. The team had a rough start to the week so I think we're all wishing it started on Sunday so we could build from there."

Stewart qualified inside the top 10 twice during his four races and he locked directly into the feature through the heat race each night. Stewart won a heat race to make the dash on Sunday. Unfortunately, he drew the third-highest number to start sixth in the race. He finished where he started to line up sixth for the main event. Stewart battled between fifth and ninth throughout the 30-lap race before securing the team's best result of the week.

Team owner Jason Sides enjoyed his best night on Saturday when he maneuvered from 26th to 18th, which was the third-most cars passed in the main event.

"I didn't get qualified well any of the four nights," he said. "Qualifying is so critical and Volusia doesn't really start to get racy where you can pass a lot of cars until midway through the main event so if you don't qualify near the front you're in for a long night."

Sides 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. Sides was the event champion in 2002 and he won a preliminary night at the bullring in both 2015 and 2016.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: DNF (6).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 12 (11); Feature: 25 (25).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (8); Feature: 18 (26).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 7 (11); Feature: 22 (26).

Shane Stewart:

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (20).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 13 (13).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 16 (15).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 9 (6).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 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

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"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, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Ties Career-Best World of Outlaws Result During Season Opener in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Mason Daniel made the most of an opportunity to start the A Main Friday night during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener at Volusia Speedway Park.

Daniel was mired deep in the field in a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown after a tough qualifying result, forcing the team to use a provisional to start at the rear of the field for the 30-lap main event during Night 3 of the sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals.

"We did something different and really liked it," he said. "We were able to run the bottom, the middle, the top. Wherever the guy was in front of me I could go the other way and keep air on my wing. It was a fun race."

Daniel charged from 26th to a 15th-place result, which tied his career-best finish during a World of Outlaws race and was tied for the most cars any driver passed. It also marked Daniel's best outing at the fast half-mile oval where he made his debut last year.

"This is my second time at this track and this year there was a hole going into turn one that would really upset the car," he said. "That was tricky and something we had to adapt to. I felt like we were better this year, but we just didn't qualify very well."

Qualifying is critical, especially when two dozen of the top drivers in the world are racing as was the case during the five-night sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals. Daniel moved forward in every feature race he competed in during the week, including a drive from 27th to 23 rd after using a provisional to start the main event on Sunday.

"We've been good some nights and not great other nights," he said. "We need to work on the beginning of the night, hot laps and qualifying. Just getting the car better for qualifying is where I'm struggling with, especially with this track. At the end of the night we have it figured out; we just need to have it figured out better at the beginning."

Daniel will take the next month off before resuming World of Outlaws competition March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 8 (13).

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 7 (9).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 10 (12); Feature: 15 (26).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 11 (13).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 10 (14); Feature: 23 (27).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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"We're extremely grateful and excited for the support of TruStar Energy and we can't wait to showcase the company in 2020 as we embark upon the World of Outlaws trail for the first time," Daniel said. "The last couple of years has been a climb and we're glad to have TruStar Energy on board for our biggest season yet."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Highlights DIRTcar Nationals With Sixth-Place Outing

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - A sixth-place result highlighted the DIRTcar Nationals for Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen.

The Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored driver faced numerous uphill battles throughout the five-day event at Volusia Speedway Park, where approximately three dozen of the top winged sprint car drivers in the world duked it out on the fast half-mile track.

Madsen maneuvered from 24th to 14th last Wednesday before advancing from 22nd to 19th on Thursday during the pair of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races. He then qualified eighth quickest, won a heat race, placed fifth in the dash and scored a sixth-place result in the feature on Friday when the track hosted the first night of a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tripleheader. Results of 13th - from 26th after being caught up in an opening-lap crash - and 17th, respectively, capped the weekend.

"The first two All Star nights we didn't have the balance in qualifying quite right and didn't get a good time, but we had good pace," Madsen said. "I feel like we got the balance better in qualifying on Friday during the World of Outlaws opener."

While the event was a work in progress as the team learned, luck wasn't on Madsen's side.

"We were in the work area three times and none of the three times were our fault, but we've gone forward really well," he said. "There's a lot of pace and potential. It just hasn't been our week. The car has been fun to drive. We'll keep working on everything so when the luck turns around we're fast enough to take advantage of it."

Big Game Motorsports will take the next few weeks off before returning to action March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (24).

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 2 (7); Feature: 19 (22).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 6 (5).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (12).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and March 14 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Donny Schatz opens 2020 World of Outlaws campaign with victory during Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

Earns four consecutive top-ten finishes against All Stars and Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, February 5th-9th
Event: 49th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
February 5th [All Stars]: 20th (21st)
February 6th [All Stars]: 4th (7th)
February 7th [WoO]: 1st (1st)
February 8th [WoO]: 6th (9th)
February 9th [WoO]: 7th (9th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 424 points - third (tied with Daryn Pittman, 14 points behind leader, Brad Sweet).

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 10, 2020) - In traditional fashion, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing opened their 2020 campaign with DIRTcar Nationals competition at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, participating in five straight nights of action against the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on February 5-9.

Despite his five-day stretch activating with a 20th-place performance on Wednesday, February 5, forced to qualify for the evening’s All Star main event by way of a B-Main victory, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion rebounded in a big way and rattled off four consecutive top-ten finishes including a victory against the Greatest Show On Dirt during its 2020 season opener on Friday, February 7. The victory, the first of Schatz’ season in the United States, was accomplished from the front row, forced to outduel fellow World of Outlaws full-timer and eventual Sunday night DIRTcar Nationals feature winner, Logan Schuchart. A power move at the exit of turn four on lap 27 sealed the deal, as Schatz utilized the thin cushion at the top of the speedway to drive around Schuchart and beat the Pennsylvania-native in a drag race back to the flagstand.

Not only did Schatz win on Friday night and secure a $10,000 payday, the 2019 World of Outlaws championship runner-up won his respective heat race and dash to kick-off the evening program.

“I’m here. I’m happy. These (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are motivated. They’re doing everything right. We’re going to have a lot of fun. We may not win as many races as we like, but we’re going to have fun along the way. And that’s the name of the game,” Donny Schatz explained. “It’s always good to win the first one. That means you’re going to have a good year, but it’s that two through eighty-four race that count more than the first and the last one.”

Schatz’ remaining top-ten performances occurred Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; fourth against the All Star Circuit of Champions from the inside of row four on Thursday, sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series after starting ninth on Saturday, each followed by a seventh-place finish after starting ninth during the DIRTcar Nationals finale on Sunday. In total, the Fargo, North Dakota-native advanced a total of nine feature positions over his five day campaign, and if an abrasive surface did not become a factor during Thursday’s All Star main event, further progress may have been possible.

Donny Schatz will resume his 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Texas doubleheader at Cotton Bowl Speedway and LoneStar Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, respectively. Schatz is a former winner at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, eventually leading every circuit of the 35-lap main event in 2017 after setting the evening’s fastest time during qualifying time trials and winning his respective heat race and dash.

The Texas trip will be flanked by a visit to Arizona, ultimately making his way west to California for several events in late March, as well as most of April.

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2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 3
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 1
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 3

 

 

Brian Brown Earns Top 10 During All Star and World of Outlaws Nights at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Brian Brown picked up a pair of top 10s last week at Volusia Speedway Park during the sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals, highlighted by a fourth-place run during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series race and a charge from 14th to sixth during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions feature.

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: DNF (22).

"In recent years we've been fast down here qualifying," Brown said. "That doesn't seem to be the issue. We just don't seem like we're good the last 15 or 18 laps of a feature. When we got down here (this year) we haven't qualified well. That put a little bit of a curve ball in our program. You can't dig yourself out of a hole every night.

"We didn't qualify well on Wednesday and had to come through the B Main. We weren't going anywhere in the feature so we called it a night at that point."

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 6 (14).

"We didn't get qualified well, but in the feature we got our car pretty good," Brown said. "That was good night for us to go 14th to sixth. With that said I didn't feel like our car was particularly great so to have a result like that was a positive."

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: DNF (24).

"It was similar to Wednesday as we had to come through the B Main and weren't doing anything so we pulled off in the feature," Brown said. "We probably could have stayed out there and ran it up to 17th or 18 th, but if you're not battling for wins and podiums and top fives it doesn't matter where you officially finish."

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

"We got the ball going in the right direction," Brown said. "We qualified well and had a solid heat race and dash before we got a good top-five finish in the feature."

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (10).

"Chad, Nate and dad have done a good job of not giving up," Brown said. "They've gone over everything from the wings to the shocks to the chassis to the engine to make sure we aren't missing anything. Usually whatever happens in Florida stays in Florida. We don't run in this type of dirt very often.

"We had a fourth and a sixth, which was pretty good. I think the main thing is we've been off in qualifying. The way these formats are you cannot get behind. If we can get in the hunt in qualifying we can put some good nights on the board."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT - Monday and Tuesday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

"I don't really know what to expect," said Brown, who has been to the track once approximately 16 years ago. "I've watched videos. That can help you get acclimated. Volusia is a prime example. We've had good speed and good notes. Then we come down here and we're 20th quick. I would have bet the farm that wouldn't happen. Sometimes having all those notes and experience can help you, but sometimes it can get you into a mindset like, 'Well that should work.' Then it takes you a bit to get out of that."

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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"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, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

2020 CRSA Series Schedule Ready For The Green

For Immediate Release February 9th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power CRSA Sprint Car Series is all set for the new season. With the release of the new season schedule, the series and its teams will start calendar watching until the green flag waves for the first time in early May.

The new season will see 14 events and eight different tracks dot the schedule with three more potential events in the works. The potential event dates are Sunday April 19th, Sunday May 3rd and Saturday June 20th.

For the first time, the CRSA season will open at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, New York. The one and only visit of the 2020 season at the racey track will be on Saturday May 2nd.

After the season opener the stars and cars of the CRSA Sprint Car Series return to action on Saturday May 16th at the Land of Legends Raceway. The event will be the first of three events at the big half-mile speed plant. The series will also visit the track on Saturday July 18th and Saturday August 29th. Once again the weekly action at the Land of Legends Raceway will feature the 305 Sprint Car division, sanctioned by the CRSA and presented by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

The third round of the season takes place at the show palace of the Empire State, the Weedsport Speedway. The $1,000 to win event takes place on Memorial Day, May 25th and is part of the Hereo’s Remembered event.

The month of June kicks off on Sunday the 7th at the original home of the CRSA Sprint Car Series, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The series will make a second appearance on Sunday August 9th.

On Friday night, July 3rd the CRSA Sprint Car Series helps kick off Independence Day Weekend back in the Capital District of New York at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The fast, four-tenths of a mile track will host the series for their only appearance of the season.

The first of back to back double header weekends takes place on Friday and Saturday July 17th and 18th. The CRSA makes their first of two visits in 2020 to the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday night with a visit to the Land of Legends Raceway the next night.

A week later the second double header of the season takes place with visits to the Penn Can Speedway on the 24th and the Fonda Speedway the 25th. The series returns to Penn Can on Friday night, August 21st for the final appearance of the season.

The CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to the Fonda Speedway on Friday night, September 18th as part of the Fonda 200 Weekend. This will be the final event of the season at the Track of Champions.

As has become tradition, the series will take the final checkered flag at the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday October 9th, as part of the Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park to feature sprints, sprints and more sprints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - If you are a sprint car fan Waynesfield Raceway Park will be the place to be for select special events in 2020. "The Field" will offer five events in 2020 featuring the FAST 410 winged sprints, the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, BOSS non-wing sprints, 305 sprints, 360 sprints, modifieds and the USAC D2 Thunder Midgets.

"We will continue what we started last year by making improvements to the facility and by working with other area tracks to ensure the race teams get to compete for good paying events and the fans get treated to some of the best racing in Ohio," said Promoter Shane Helms.

The Third Annual Bob Hampshire Classic - honoring the Alvada, Ohio former sprint car owner and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee - will be held Saturday, March 28. The FAST winged 410 sprints along with non-wing sprints and the 305 sprints will be in competition. Hampshire scored an All Star Circuit of Champions title in 1985 with hall of fame driver Jack Hewitt behind the wheel. Many other hall of fame drivers drove Hampshire's famous #63 sprint car. Hampshire was also the mechanic on several of Kody Swanson's four USAC Silver Crown championships.

The 360 sprints take center stage at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 23 as the NRA Sprint Invaders take on the teams of the Patriot Sprint Tour in a $3,000 to win affair. It's a big weekend for the two series as they battle at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, May 22, then come to Waynesfield before wrapping it up at Eldora Speedway on Sunday. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 sprint racing organization based in New York.

Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions return to Waynesfield as part of the 38th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The traveling All Stars will stop at Waynesfield for the third leg of speedweek on Sunday, June 14 for the Third Annual Rick Ferkel Classic. The NRA 360 sprints will also be in action with $200 being awarded to the highest finishing 305 sprint. The USAC D2 Thunder Midgets will also be in competition. Ferkel, known by his legion of fans as the "Ohio Traveler" is a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee and is one of the original "outlaws" recording over 400 career sprint car wins.

In what has become one of the must-see events in Ohio, the 12th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic will hit the high banks of Waynesfield Raceway Park on Thursday, July 2 featuring the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (non-wing), the FAST winged 410 sprint series, the USAC D2 Thunder Midgets and the 360 verses 305 challenge. The event honors racing legend and National Sprint Car hall of Fame member Jack Hewitt, a Troy, Ohio native who made a name for himself as a champion with the All Stars, USAC Silver Crown Series and has wins with the World of Outlaws, USAC Sprints and Midgets and wins across the country in winged and non-wing sprints and is renown for his no-nonsense attitude and love of the sport.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will feature the FAST winged 410 sprints, the BOSS non-wing sprints and the USAC D2 Thunder midgets on Saturday, Aug. 8.

More details on the upcoming 2020 season at Waynesfield Raceway Park will be forthcoming at a later date. Get the latest Waynesfield information anytime online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

CHILI BOWL BEHIND HIM - ROA SETS SIGHTS ON 2020 SPRINT CAR SEASON

(Cypress, CA, February 7, 2020) With the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals behind him, Garden Grove, California racing star Brody Roa is preparing for March 6th and 7th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona where he will begin his assault on the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship.

Back in 2016, Roa won the USAC West Coast Series title. Last year he captured the crown in the inaugural 410 season for the USAC Southwest Series. This year, he is making a concerted effort at winning the championship in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. In the past four seasons, he has been close to the CRA title with two runner up finishes and two third-place outcomes. Last year he placed third in the standings with 14-top 10 finishes and 11 top fives. Of the top fives, two were wins, there was one second-place finish and three third-place results.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, the road to the USAC/CRA title will begin on March 6th and 7th with the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park. In 2019, Roa did extremely well at the suburban Phoenix area oval. In five outings, he never finished out of the top three with two wins, two second-place finishes, and one third. At last year’s two-day “Spring Showcase,” he had a second and a third.

While he is focusing on the USAC/CRA title for 2020, Roa will be open for rides in the USAC Southwest and National Series when his calendar allows (you can view his schedule below). For any owner who is looking for a main event winning, championship-caliber driver to race a car, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release.

Roa, who turned 29-years-old last month, was driving Kevin Ramey’s gorgeous #7M midget at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the team’s qualifying night on Friday, it had a few bottom end problems all night long but still managed to place fourth in the heat race and take second in a 10-lap qualifier. In the main, the issues persisted and Roa ended up finishing 25th.

The team had the issues solved the next day for the finale and the likable racer started first and finished second in his E main and transferred on to one of the D mains where he started 17th. Despite the car being a little tight, he moved forward in the toughest field he would face at the Chili Bowl in 2020. The race was only 15-laps and Roa got up to 13th before the checkered flag ended his racing week.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 2020 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply and Baldwin Filters. If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout 2020, please give the talented racer a call.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also follow the 2020 action on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

Brody Roa’s 2020 Racing Schedule

1/17 Tulsa Expo Center Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 25th A Main

1/18 Tulsa Expo Center Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 13th D Main

3/6 Canyon Speedway Park USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/7 Canyon Speedway Park USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

4/25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

5/2 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA

5/9 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA

5/23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

6/27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

7/25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

8/15 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA & Southwest

8/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest

9/4 Merced Speedway USAC/CRA

9/5 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA

9/6 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA

9/7 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA

9/26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

10/3 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest

11/5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/7 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/14 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

 

 

Champion Racing Motor Oils

Champion Oil announces the 2020 Racing Contingency Program designed to link Champion Racing Motor Oils directly with regional and national racers in most sanctioned racing events in North America.

From dirt tracks to asphalt, from road racing to super speedways, from drifting to drag racing; the program includes series like the All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA).

In addition, but not limited to; SCCA, NADM, Central PA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, MARS, NMCA, NMRA, and IHRA. Champion Racing and Performance products are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide.

While using Champion Racing Oil is an important element, Champion relies on racers to build a positive social media presence and represent themselves with good sportsmanship and citizenship in their communities.

In return for their efforts and commitment, Champion provides contingency cash pay-outs for First Place Wins, and will help to boost awareness with racer results through media channels and by creating testimonials with Champion products.

Racers can apply for the Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program now through June 30th, 2020. https://www.championbrands.com/racer-contingency/

 

 

The Online Home for the Texas Sprint Series Launches Today, at raceTSS.com!

Garland, TX (02/06/20) by DarinShort.com. Officials of the DFW-based Texas Sprint Series (TSS) are pleased to announce the launch of www.raceTSS.com – their new online home. For those unfamiliar, the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group that competes across eight tracks in roughly a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area.

At the new site, fans, race teams, tracks and marketing partners can keep updated on the latest Series news, pictures, video, schedule, rules, online registration & merchandise store…and much more.

Speaking of online store, TSS would like to thank Norman Martin and the crew at Action Sportswear for creating such a great looking t-shirt design for 2020 (which will be for sale at raceTSS.com within a couple of days).

TSS Series Promoter Danny Merrell comments: “The 2020 season for the Texas Sprint Series is going to be fantastic. We’ve got a great officiating crew assembled, there are already 38 registered teams and now all we need is some decent race night weather in order to provide racing fans throughout this region with exciting and family entertainment-driven winged sprint car racing.”

Merrell continues: “During the off-season we developed a symbiotic relationship with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series. That alliance will help grow our online media presence – and it already is today with the launch of raceTSS.com. I’d like to thank SCB co-founder Darin Short for spearheading coordination with the tracks across this region and getting both the TSS and SCB schedules interlocked, resulting in not even one overlapping event scheduled for the 2020 season. Now when race fans want to see a quality winged sprint car series in the region, they’ll no longer have to pick and choose which series event to go to. This also greatly benefits those alliance tracks, as it will boost fan attendance organically. Between the scheduling work, bolstered marketing presence and strong officiating staff, we’re really hitting on all eight cylinders going into the new season.”

Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.”

In other Series news, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned. The season kick-off meeting was this past Saturday at Smiley’s Racing Products and teams are now prepping for the season opener at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, March 7th.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

SCP Polymers, Smileys Racing Products, Velocita Racewear, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of Feb. 6, 2020:

Kennedale Speedway Park (3/7, 4/11, 6/6)
Boyd Raceway (3/27, 5/29, 7/3)
Heart o' Texas Speedway (4/10, 7/24)
Monarch Motor Speedway (4/17, 5/22)
Abilene Speedway (5/2, 7/11, 8/1)
Grayson County Speedway (6/13, 9/12)
82 Speedway (6/20, 9/19)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway (8/29)

DarinShort.com would like to welcome the Texas Sprint Series to its family of businesses seeking contemporary online and offline marketing & advertising solutions – and wishes them continued best of luck!

 

 

Walter unveils diverse 2020 schedule,
preps for brat fry

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) February 6, 2020 – Coming off one of the most successful seasons of his 14-year racing career while splitting time between the 360 and 410 Sprint Car ranks in 2019, Josh Walter is set to up the ante in a big way during the upcoming 2020 campaign.

For his 15th season of competition, Walter has unveiled a highly ambitious 2020 schedule, which will see his Torque Racing team venture to storied 410 Sprint Car racing venues in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa, while mixing in 11 events at familiar tracks near his Plymouth, Wis. home.

Walter will kick off his 2020 season with a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 18 before traveling to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for weekly competition on Saturday, April 25, which could potentially serve as a tune up for the team’s tentatively planned return to Winged 410 Sprint Car racing’s biggest event – the Knoxville Nationals Aug. 12-15.

In addition to two possible trips to the Knoxville Raceway, Walter will make his first-ever appearance at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.

The Torque Racing team is also planning to make its debut with the famed Pennsylvania Posse, during weekly events at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, June 5 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. on Saturday, June 6.

“Our schedule for the 2020 season is based off my bucket list,” Walter said. “I don’t know how much longer my racing career will continue, so we’re going to as many high-profile tracks and events as possible that I’ve dreamt about competing at.”

Staying true to its Wisconsin roots, Walter and Torque Racing will appear in a total of nine Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association-sanctioned events, including a co-sanctioned event with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 30. Walter will also compete with the IRA at his hometown Plymouth track on Saturday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 26.

The team’s remaining IRA schedule includes three events at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, May 24, Sunday, July 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6, along with a tentatively planned event at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, May 1.

Other high-profile events on the Torque Racing team’s 2020 schedule include NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series events at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 20 and at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, July 11.

“We are hoping to have a lot of fun this year going to some big races out of the area, while also competing at some of the local and area tracks that we enjoy,” Walter said. “The Knoxville Nationals is something we would like to do, but it is highly tentative at this point. The IRA race at Outagamie Speedway is also very tentative.

“The rest of our schedule is also subject to change based on how things go during the season,” he said. “The best way to keep up with schedule changes is to follow the Torque Racing Facebook page and the Josh Walter Twitter page.”

After originally intending to run the complete Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car schedule in 2019, Walter ended up splitting his time between the MSA 360 division and the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series last year.

Walter notched a pair of A-main victories, four top-five and seven top-10 A-main finishes to go along with three heat race victories and one B-main triumph in 14 MSA 360 Sprint Car events.

In late July, Walter and the Torque Racing team turned their attention to the IRA 410 Sprint Car ranks, making six 410 starts during the second half of the 2019 campaign with one top-10 A-main showing and one heat race victory to the team’s credit.

“In our preparation for the 2020 season, we’ve made some car updates and upgraded the car with some new components,” Walter said. “We are aiming to be competitive in the events we have on our schedule.”

Before the team hits the track in 2020, it will stage its annual preseason brat fry fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 29 starting at 10 a.m. at Plymouth Tap, located at 101 East Mill St. in Plymouth.

“Our 2020 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 our second annual Bar Olympics on that day. It was a great time last year and it should be a lot of fun again this year.”

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, Feb. 29. The entry fee is $30 per two-person team.

Walter is currently seeking additional sponsors to help support the team during the upcoming 2020 campaign.

‘We are always looking to expand our racing family and if anyone is interested in being part of the Torque Racing team, they can contact me directly by email at sprint.racer12w@gmail.com,” Walter said. “We can set up an appointment to meet. I prefer to make our partnerships as personal as possible.

“We are still working on clinching some returning sponsors, as well as talking with some new ones for the 2020 season,” he said.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Platinum Restoration Services, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

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

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

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Schedule
Saturday, April 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, April 25 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa (weekly)
Friday, May 1 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. (IRA-TENTATIVE)
Friday, May 8 – Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, May 9 – Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio (World of Outlaws)
Sunday, May 24 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (All Stars/IRA)
Friday, June 5 – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. (weekly)
Saturday, June 6 – Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Pa. (weekly)
Saturday, June 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Sunday, July 5 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, Aug. 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Wednesday, Aug. 12 or Thursday, Aug. 13 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (Knoxville Nationals-TENTATIVE)
Friday, Aug. 14 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (Knoxville Nationals-TENTATIVE)
Saturday, Aug. 15 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (Knoxville Nationals-TENTATIVE)
Saturday, Sept. 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Sept. 6 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 21
MSA events – 14
IRA events – 7
A-Main Victories – 2
B-Main Victories – 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 8
Heat Race Victories – 4

 

 

Big Season Looms for DCRP with Awards Banquet in the Books

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 6, 2020) – With the 2020 racing season rapidly approaching at Dodge City Raceway Park, competitors and fans celebrated the recently-completed 2019 season with the Saturday night, January 25, Awards Banquet.

A record number of attendees took in the festivities at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with the top contenders in each of the track’s five championship chase divisions as well as the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval recognized during the evening.

Taking top accolades in each DCRP division were Luke Cranston in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Those picking up championships in the inaugural season of Little DRCP Micro and Kart competition included Tanner Johnson in Winged “A” Class, Zak Moore in Non-Wing “A” Class, Trey Zorn in Restricted “A” Class, Keenan Hernandez in Advanced Junior Sprints, Deekan McRoberts in Novice Junior Sprints, Caleb Crockett in Open Outlaw Karts, Gage Robertson in Adult Karts and Caleb Berthoff in Junior Karts.

Angel Munoz and Hobby Stocker Tathan Burkhart both picked up bonuses for topping the win charts in DCRP championship chase action with six wins apiece as 27 different drivers picked up feature wins over the course of 55 feature events. Trey Zorn went seven-for-seven in Little DCRP feature action to take the 2019 feature board home.

With the 2019 Awards Banquet completed, attention turns to the 2020 season that begins in a few short weeks with opening night set for Saturday, April 4, after an open practice session two weeks earlier on March 21. The first round of Little DCRP competition rounds out opening weekend with a Sunday, April 5, tilt.

The opening weekend marks the first of 13 nights of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and 11 rounds of Little DCRP competition.

The complete 2020 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park and Little DCRP is available at https://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.

 


 

YOHO PROMOTING STEELE 125 OLD FASHIONED WAY

February 5, 2020 – Showtime Speedway promoter Robert Yoho is a promotor in every sense. The Pinellas Park, Florida resident is stubborn, but at the end of the day, he has the racers and fans best interest at hand. Yoho has big visions, and most of the time they become reality.

“Showtime” as he is nicknamed, was awarded the lease to the former Sunshine Speedway just prior to the 2012 racing season. Yoho promptly renamed the historic track near Saint Petersburg, Florida Showtime Speedway, and history has continued ever since.

Yoho isn’t afraid to put on big events. In 2013 he hosted the inaugural “Southern Figure 8 World Finals”. He attempted to lure Indianapolis based Late Model Figure 8 cars to the state of Florida with the chance to race in the winter. The purse was modest. The idea worked and this February the event will celebrate its 8th running with the winner guaranteed to go home with $15,000.
Yoho had another vision. Sprint cars from the north battling the local BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series drivers at Showtime Speedway during Florida Speedweeks. He announced the inaugural “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” The non-wing sprint car event will see 125 laps of feature event action with the winner collecting $5,000 for their efforts. It’s been over a decade since 410 pavement sprint cars have competed in the state of Florida.

At first, the idea seemed crazy. What Florida promoter would be willing to pay a sprint car purse of well over $25,000 on a Thursday night? Probably nobody except Mr. “Showtime” himself. If anybody can pull this off and put fans in the stands, its Yoho.

Yoho is notorious for his Facebook Live videos where he’s challenging northern Figure 8 drivers, and in particular, Mark Tunny. He claims he’s got something for these guys as Yoho occasionally competes at his own track. Then after he goes through his rants he screams “Wooooooo…. Showtime Speedway” before informing fans his track is where it’s all gonna happen on Saturday night. He’s not as crazy as his live videos suggest, he’s a savvy promoter who knows how to use social media to his advantage. He takes it right to the fan. There is a method to his madness.

When Yoho recently announced that right rear tire prices would only be $195 plus tax for this event, he promptly received phone calls from individuals associated with other pavement sprint car racing around the country that are selling the exact same Hoosier 450 for far more than Yoho, and are not happy with him.

“We seem to have a problem with tire pricing” Yoho explained during a Showtime Speedway Facebook live video on February 2.” There are a couple of people making things hard and there are a couple of other series. I’m in a little hot water over the Hoosier Tires right now. Im gonna put it to you this way. Showtime Speedway is going to have a non-wing sprint car race. This year we’re only paying $5,000 to win. Next year I hope to bump it up to $7,500.

As a promoter, I wanna draw the cars here. The way I gotta do it is I gotta work on being a racer and a racers friend. Try to make it fair, try to make it affordable, and try to give them back enough money to come down here. We can rip the pit gate to $75-$100, $400 for a tire, or charge entry fees. The object is to not do that. Being a promoter is not about getting every car here, it’s about getting people in the stands.

I’ve been yelled at for my tires being too cheap. But I send my people up there to get the tires and bring them back. It doesn’t cost me the same as someone who must freight them in. My prices might be a little cheaper. I’ve seen some of the bill’s racers have been paying for the exact same tire. $217, $235, and I’m not sure why? It’s irrelevant what I’m paying or tires. I’m still making money. I understand I’m the cheapest. But truthfully, I think it’s still too damn much for a race tire. It’s important we don’t charge the racers anymore for fuel and tries than I have to” concluded Yoho

Yoho is smart. He understands you need cars to put people in the stands. Gauging racers because you can, is unacceptable in his eyes. He is a front gate promoter and spends his efforts on getting fans in the stands. Keeping costs down for the racers and creating a level playing field is very important to Yoho. He has gone to great lengths to keep tire soaking out of this event and will impound the right rear tire until just before qualifying.

The initial response to the “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” has been positive. To date, Bobby Santos III, Kody Swanson, Aaron Pierce, Kyle O’Gara, Joe Liguori, Shane Butler, Johnny Gilbertson, and John Inman have already committed to run the February 20 event, as well as the 30-lap tune-up race the day before.

In this day in age, Yoho is a breath of fresh air in a sport clouded by huge operational costs to the racers. He gets the big picture and understands keeping the costs down for the racers will translate into bigger car counts, bigger crowds, and eventually bigger events with larger purses.

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour Expands for 2020 Season
BELLEVILLE, ILL. (February 4, 2020) - After a successful inaugural campaign centered around Vado Speedway Park in 2019, the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour Non-Wing Sprint Series will branch out in 2020 with new venues and extra bonuses on the line.

"The racers have been asking for this for awhile and we're glad to see Cocopah and Aztec come aboard," said Rue Stone, Border Tour Series Director. "With this expanded schedule, we were also able to increase this year's point fund to $10,000. I'm hoping to see several teams competing for the championship in 2020."

A total of 16 events are on the docket for the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour this year with trips to Vado (N.M.), Aztec (N.M.) and Cocopah (Ariz.) on tap. It all begins on Saturday, March 21 with the season opener at Somerton, Arizona's Cocopah Speedway, the first race in series history outside of New Mexico. A Halloween weekend double dip will feature Cocopah with races on October 30-31. Aztec Speedway will debut on the tour with a pair of shows on September 11-12.

The newly built state-of-the-art facility, Vado Speedway Park, will remain at the core of the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour schedule with seven shows on the schedule. Dates at Vado include April 4, May 9, June 13, July 18, August 8 and the season finale "Turkey Bowl" on November 27-28.

New for 2020, Griffin's Propane will come on board as the presenting sponsor of the series. Serving Southwest New Mexico and Arizona, make sure to visit "The Gas Man" Richard Griffin in Silver City, New Mexico for all of your propane needs.

"I would personally like to thank Royal Jones, owner of Vado Speedway Park and Mesilla Valley Transportation, for his continued help and support as a huge contributing factor in helping grow this series," added Stone.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour and all POWRi Racing Leagues, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram.

2020 POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour - Tentative Schedule:
Saturday, March 21 - Cocopah Speedway (Somerton, Ariz.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, April 4 - Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, May 9 - Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Friday, May 22 - TBA
Saturday, May 23 - TBA
Saturday, June 13 - Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, July 18 - Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, August 8 - Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Friday, September 11 - Aztec Speedway (Aztec, N.M.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, September 12 - Aztec Speedway (Aztec, N.M.) *$2,000 to win $220 to start
Friday, September 25 - TBA
Saturday, September 26 - TBA
Friday, October 30 - Cocopah Speedway (Somerton, Ariz.) *$1,500 to win $220 to start
Saturday, October 31 - Cocopah Speedway (Somerton, Ariz.) *$2,000 to win $220 to start
Friday, November 27 - "Turkey Bowl" Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$2,000 to win $220 to start
Saturday, November 28 - "Turkey Bowl" Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) *$2,000 to win $220 to start

 

 

CRSA To Host Rules Meeting In March

For Immediate Release February 4th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will kick off its 15th season of competition this spring however before they do, the series will host a rules meeting to discuss the new season.

The rules meeting will take place on Sunday, March 1st at the Tom Cavallo’s Restaurant, located at 40 Genesee Street in New Hartford, New York 13414. The meeting will start at 11:00 AM and will be open to all CRSA Sprint Car teams and any team looking to compete at CRSA events.

On the docket will be a discussion regarding minor rule changes, answer procedural questions and review the soon to be released 2020 CRSA schedule and plans. There will also be time set aside for a question and answer segment. Teams can register for the 2020 season with a special discount being offered for those who register at the meeting or before.

Mike Emhof Motorsports will provide pizza and wings.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season schedule is currently having the final touches put on it and will be released in about a week’s time.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

All Stars back at Heartland

After another weekend sitting on the side lines due to weather the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will now kick off their final swing for 2020 this Saturday night February 8th for Round 8 at Heartland Raceway, Moama. “Last weekend was the 2nd wash out this season and we are hoping we won’t get any more”. Promoter Searle tells us.

The Series Championship starts to get even more serious and there are only 3 more rounds to secure points. 152 points between the top 5 Saturday night will be even more critical to the teams. Currently leading the championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 2480. 2nd VA8 Dan Evans - 2413, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz - 2373, 4th V7 Paul Solomon -
2340 and 5th is defending series champ SA33 Mark Caruso on 2328.

Michael Tancredi was the A Main victor when the series visited Heartland last year and would be pumped to do it again. Dan Evans has settled well into the VA8 Shaun McClure owned team and is finding his feet and had a great result in the 40 car international field at the All Star Challenge held recently. ‘Cyclone’ Solomon’s V7 has been running both his 410 and 360 through the season and getting more confident each show, while his young brother Chris is also back with the Series after rebuilding his 360 engine. Chris in his V83 has been getting great results in the SRA Eureka Sheds & Garages Series this season. Young South Aussie Jarman Dalitz has been smooth and consistent all season and it shows as he works his way up the Championship point’s ladder. Caruso took out the win at Mildura in December helping him forget the gremlins the weekend before and has also picked up 3 Oval Express Magazines Quick Time Awards this season. Mr Speed Matt Reed takes the wheel again in the 24/7 Motorsport NT7.

All Star ‘Brat Pack’ V75 Mitch Smith; SA32 Ben Gartner & V49 Ricky Clarke are all hard chargers with bright futures. All Star Legend ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is back and keen to get good results. Lock hurt his engine at Moama last year and it forced the team out for 2 meetings. V16 James Wren and 410 regular’s V39 Brett Smith & VA75 David Donegan, rookies VA99 Corey Sandow & VA10 Steven Loader are a few others to top the field off and we can guarantee that the racing will be hard, fast & furious.

On track action starts at 6.00 – Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW

 

 

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing builds partnership with Advance Auto Parts and its family of brands for 2020 season

Donny Schatz to promote Advance Professional, Carquest and TechNet Professional Automotive Service during upcoming WoO campaign; Tony Stewart to carry Advance Auto Parts branding

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 5, 2020) - Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) are pleased to announce that Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers, will continue its dedicated role within TSR in 2020 ultimately boosting its position to a primary sponsor within the championship-proven motorsports organization.

With the goal of increasing its awareness as a provider of quality parts, service and solutions to the ever-growing grass roots racing community, Advance and its family of brands, including Advance Professional, Carquest and TechNet Professional Automotive Service, will be primary partners for TSR during the new year and will be carried by 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, and Tony Stewart Racing team-owner, Tony Stewart.

“We’re excited to continue our sponsorship with Tony Stewart and TSR,” said Michael Cooper, Senior Vice President, Professional Sales. “Tony Stewart and TSR are synonymous with winning and we are committed to supporting this team and look forward to a successful partnership on and off the track.”

Advance Professional, a secondary partner of TSR during much of the 2019 season, will now have primary placement on the familiar No. 15 piloted by Schatz. With plans to alternate the family of brands connected to Advance, Schatz will also represent Carquest, a network of more than 1,200 retail stores operated by independent partners servicing professional and DIY customer and Technet, a group of elite, locally-owned and professionally operated shops, on an occasional basis during the upcoming season.

Schatz will carry Advance Professional during the 2020 World of Outlaws season opener/DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, on February 7-9. In addition to World of Outlaws success, the Fargo, North Dakota-native is a former DIRTcar Nationals champion, most recently winning four of five features to claim in the overall title in 2018; two during All Star Circuit of Champions action and two during World of Outlaws competition.

“I’m very proud to be carrying the Advance Professional, Carquest, TechNet and Advance Auto Parts colors this year,” said Schatz. “The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series touches many regions of our country each season and we’re proud to have the opportunity to showcase the Advance family of brands to our fans. These are iconic automotive brands and we’re looking forward to being part of the next chapter of their motorsports history.”

Stewart, who competed in 65 sprint car events in 2019 while accumulating ten victories across 360c.i. and 410c.i. competition, will carry Advance Auto Parts as his primary partner during the upcoming season, launching the year with a tentative open wheel slate in the Sunshine State, potentially joining the All Star Circuit of Champions during events at Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park during their respective DIRTcar Nationals and Winternationals schedules.

“We’re very proud to become a part of the motorsports initiatives of the Advance Professional, Carquest, TechNet and Advance Auto Parts brands,” said Tony Stewart. “These brands have a long and storied history of success and as the audience of sprint car racing continues to evolve, we hope to aid the Advance group in writing a new chapter in marketing and consumer reach.

“This season marks the start of a new decade and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s third in the sport of sprint car racing,” Stewart continued. “We’re excited to begin working with everyone within the Advance family and help give sprint car racing fans a new brand to explore and utilize.”

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS
Dobson Brings Season to a Close
Following his outstanding performance during last weekend’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship on home soil – Latrobe Speedway in Tasmania – Hobart’s Shaun Dobson has announced that will be his final 2019-20 season appearance.
Coming back to the VA # 21 WK Quantum Quartz / Albert Road Store supported Cool car this season after spending 18 months on the sidelines, Dobson had been building up his confidence throughout the season and he and his team really hit their stride at the Australian Championship.
Dobson had qualified fourth for the Australian Championship deciding feature race and then went on to take the lead in sensational style; however, disaster struck while in the lead on lap 17, when he had his winning hopes dashed due to a crash with another rival that put him out of the running.
“It was a really disappointing way to bow out of the Australian Championship the way that we did, as I felt we were in a position to go on with it, but it just wasn’t to be,” the 27-year-old racer commented.
“My team had done a fantastic job giving me a great car for the Australian Championship and it was a shame that a crash denied me of a chance to bring home a result for my team and our sponsors.”
Due to family and business commitments, Dobson and his team have decided to bring their 2019-20 season campaign to a close.
“My team and I have made the decision to finish up our season schedule and I’d like to thank my team, sponsors and fans for all of their support throughout my return this season,” concluded Dobson.
Dobson’s 2019-20 Season Merchandise:
T Shirts: $30
Hoodies: $50
Caps: $35
Beanies: $25
Also, the team has a range of merchandise from previous seasons still available.
To pick up your merchandise, you can do so by contacting us via our social-media pages through direct messaging us or by visiting our website: www.shaundobson.com.au

Dobson is proudly supported in the 2019-20 season by the following sponsors:
WK Quantum Quartz
Albert Road Store
Daniel Sutcliffe Earthmoving
Joinery Supplies Tasmania
Cool Chassis
KRE Race Engines
Vortex Racing Products
Bell Helmets
Revolution Racegear
Borne Apparel
Thomo's Race Graphix

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun or Instagram by searching Shaun Dobson Racing.

 

 

Daniel Participating in All Five Nights of DIRTcar Nationals as Rookie World of Outlaws Campaign Begins

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2020) - This week is a special one in the evolution of Mason Daniel as a professional race car driver.

Daniel begins his 2020 campaign this Wednesday with five consecutive nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races and the final three are under the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series banner.

"I'm pretty excited because I think that we will be better there this year than last year," he said. "We've improved a lot in the 410. I'm excited to get back and see how we stack up."

Daniel made the main event during the World of Outlaws season opener last year in only his third career start at the half-mile oval.

"Qualifying is the biggest thing," he said. "Also last year was my first year at that fast of a track in a 410. I got to see how big of a difference air makes on a car. I'm excited to get back and show what I learned throughout the 2019 season in a 410 sprint car."

Daniel, who was recently named the 2019 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year Award winner, will follow the World of Outlaws full time this year for the first time. The three Outlaws races at Volusia Speedway Park present the first opportunity to test himself against the best drivers in the sport.

"I'd like to make every Outlaws main event," he said. "That's what counts for us in points. We want to be competitive. It's important that we are on top of our game for all the Outlaws races and basically the whole week there."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during 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 - Dillon Risk Management

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

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

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Valley Pacific, Dillon Risk Management, BTC Bank, Extreme Brand Products, Razzle Dazzle, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports Welcome T.H. Custom Manufacturing as Newest Marketing Partner for 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: Set to kick the 2020 season off in less than one week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are pleased to welcome South Dakota based T.H. Custom Manufacturing aboard as their newest marketing partner.

“As a team, we are extremely excited to welcome the Hofer family and T.H. Custom Manufacturing aboard as our newest marketing partner,” McCarl said. “Their team manufactures top of the line Roll Off Containers, and Garbage Dumpsters for the Waste industry and Free Standing Fencing Panels for the Cattle industry, products I know a lot of the racing community uses in their various forms of business.”

Started 11 years ago by Tyler Hofer, T.H. Custom Manufacturing specialized in manufacturing Free Standing Fence Panels for the Cattle Industry. These panels eliminate fence posts, and are essentially portable to be taken down and moved when field maintenance in necessary. 11 years later, T.H. Custom Mfg. takes pride in the quality and craftsmanship on this product they still put out.

As the company continues to evolve, they have moved into a larger facility in South Dakota as they continue with the Fence Panels, and also focus on Large Rolloff Containers, as well as Small Garbage Dumpsters.

While located in South Dakota, T.H. Custom Mfg. continues to product high quality products and service customers from coast to coast. For more information please click over to www.thcustommfg.com.

“We are thrilled to team up with Terry McCarl and his Destiny Motorsports team in 2020,” T.H. Custom Mfg.’s Tyler Hofer said. “My wife’s family was big into racing, and we have helped some friends’ teams out in the past, but we are really looking forward to this venture. Terry does a great job of promoting his partners and has been great to work with the last couple of weeks. We look forward to everything that 2020 has to offer.

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Kalib Henry Set to Chase SCCT Championship with McColloch Motorsports After Jumpstarting 2020 in Australia

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking 2020 off with a very successful first trip to Australia, Kalib Henry is poised to get action kicked off in the states as 2020 will see him contest the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. By Abreu Vineyards (SCCT) Championship aboard the McColloch Motorsports No. 17 entry.

“The Australia trip was awesome, and I had a ton of fun traveling and racing all over the country,” Henry said. “Getting back home, I am really looking forward to committing to the SCCT schedule with McColloch Motorsports.”

Fresh off of a strong 2019 season that saw Henry pick up wins with Van Dyke Motorsports, Jensen Motorsports, and McColloch Motorsports, the Mather, CA driver headed to Australia to kick his 2020 season off competing in a car owned by Scott Perritt with help from Trevor Green.

Competing on foreign soil, Henry would adapt quickly as he finished second during his first event at Murray Bridge Speedway, and backed that up by grabbing a win at the iconic Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, AU.

Battling some rare, but much needed, rain during his trip, Henry would pick up a ninth-place finish in Melbourne, before heading to Simpson Speedway for a 360ci event. Going toe to toe with fellow American standouts Tim Kaeding and Tim Shaffer, Henry would get the best of the veteran drivers, as he raced to the win and kicked off a very busy week of racing.

With rain cutting both the King’s Challenge and the President’s Cup short, Henry checked into the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic in Warrnambool for his last event of his trip.

Getting off to a bit of a slow start in his prelim, Henry would make up a little ground in his heat races and found himself seventh to start the ‘B’ Main. Racing his way through the talent heavy field, Henry’s second place finish transferred him into the preliminary night feature event.

Finishing 10th in the ‘A’, Henry would find himself in the ‘C’ on Sunday night’s finale. Working his way to a transfer into the ‘B’, Henry’s Classic would end with a 10th place finish in the semi, capping a very impressive first trip across the pond.

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity Trevor Green and Scott Perrit gave me,” Henry said. “Between those two, and my dad, it made for a great trip and really a big moment for my career. We are already in motion of ironing out details for a return trip in 2021.”

Looking to build off the momentum from the AU trip, Henry returns to the seat of the McColloch Motorsports No. 17 machine for an expanded schedule in 2020. Picking up a win with the team in 2019, the team has made the decision to expand their efforts in the year ahead with their main focus being the SCCT title.

Aside from the SCCT schedule, McColloch Motorsports and Henry plan to fill their schedule with a hefty dose of Placerville Speedway on a weekly basis, as well as take part in the array of open shows that California offers at various points of the season.

“As a team I think we have lots of speed, and have proven to be a front runner at events we have been at together,” Henry said. “This season will be filled with some big races, and we will need to be consistent to win the title. Nick McColloch has put in a lot of work to get us ready, and I am really excited to work with him and Kerry McColloch again this season.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Davis Truck Paining, ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports is scheduled to kick their 2020 season off when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series comes to California on March 7th at Merced Speedway, and March 7th at Placerville Speedway, and March 8th at Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

A NEW ERA BEGINS: Brent Marks Takes His Turn in the CJB Motorsports #5
Florida beckons the CJB team as they head south to begin 2020 in Florida

CARLISLE, PA. - February 4th, 2020 - As a new decade dawns, another chapter begins in the fabled history of CJB Motorsports. For 2020, the Pennsylvania based team welcomes Brent Marks to the seat of the #5 machine. Along with the Myerstown, Pa native, CJB proudly welcomes M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co. and Wolfrum Landscapes to the team for the new campaign.

Racing season begins in earnest with a trip down south to Florida. The annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL. The opening two nights of action (Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th) will be contested with the Ollies Bargin Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. The next three evenings will be ran under the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series banner. From there, East Bay Raceway near Tampa, FL will host two more nights of All Star action with the #5 team in attendance.


"The thing I'm looking forward to the most is having the opportunity to drive for such an awesome team like CJB Motorsports and I can't thank the Clemens family enough for this opportunity," said Marks, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape
M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I also can't thank Barry Jackson enough for believing in my talent and giving me the chance to be able to work with him. I have a lot of confidence going into this season because I have such a great group of guys behind me. Volusia is all about momentum, the D shape back stretch can also be a challenge, exiting off of 2 and entering into 3 especially in dirty air is very challenging and it takes a balanced race car to be able to maneuver around that race track. The track also changes a lot and as a driver you have to adapt quickly. I'm excited to race East bay. I used to race micros there in the winter many years ago and also loved the place, now I have a chance to wheel a sprint car around there and I love my short tracks so it's exciting that the all stars are bringing us back. I'm confident we will have speed during our entire Florida trip!"

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

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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.

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship Returns with Added Bonuses!

Knoxville, IA, January 28, 2020 – The popular Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum returns in 2020, with a twist! Drivers planning on competing at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in the August 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals are eligible. The drivers/teams who raise the most funds for the non-profit museum through memberships or donations will again be rewarded cash bonuses.

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the $20,000 sponsorship in the program’s inaugural season of 2019. The program brought in over $60,000 last year for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Bryan Clauson Suite Tower construction.

“Jennifer and I were quite humbled by the huge success of last year’s contest,” says Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation. “It was special to see the fan interaction, creativity and competition amongst the drivers. Mostly, it shows how strong sprint car racing is coast to coast! We remain committed to helping the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum complete their fund drive for the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower and the operating costs that keep the Hall of Fame and Museum alive. Hence, we are honored to be able to repeat the contest, with the added incentive for those drivers that come in second and third.”

“We can’t thank Richard and Jennifer Marshall enough for thinking of us again with their Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship,” says Bob Baker, executive director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “Their generosity to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the sport in general has been and continues to be extremely important in its growth. Adding a second and third place prize will only add to the excitement of their program. It will be good to see not only one team, but three rewarded for their contributions to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!”

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

The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, 2020 at 6 p.m., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

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

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Races into 2020 with Ten Florida Sprint Car Nights – Already has Posted Aussie Win & First Chili Bowl Feature!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 3, 2020) – The “off-season” has been a brief one if not non-existent for Aaron Reutzel.

After racking up the nation’s best 18 feature wins and a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title in 2019, Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are ready to fire off the 2020 season with ten nights of competition in Florida.

It all begins with the DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville, beginning on Wednesday night with two nights of All Star competition and then the opening three nights of the World of Outlaws season Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From there, All Star competition resumes at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa on Monday and Tuesday (February 10-11) followed by the “King of 360’s Nationals” at East Bay on February 13-15.

Following on the heels of a whirlwind Australian visit that netted his first win “Down Under” and then charging into his first Chili Bowl Nationals championship feature event, Reutzel has leaned on crew members Dylan Buswell and Jason Tetrault to make sure the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car is ready for Florida competition.

“I’ve been there working on the cars as much as I can, but with all the racing we’ve been doing I haven’t been able to be there for all of it,” Reutzel comments. “I’m fortunate to have JimBob and Dylan, they can put cars together better than anyone so I know we’re ready to go.”

While the Florida events don’t count towards All Star Circuit of Champions points, Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team have their sights set on a third consecutive series title while taking in a major portion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule along the way in 2020.

And the Clute, TX, native knows what it will take to win a third series title.

“We still have a lot of things we can clean up,” Reutzel explains. “We have to keep our speed consistently and clean up the DNF’s. Some of those were out of our control, but there are others that we can eliminate such as driver error and parts failure. There is some really strong competition with the All Stars this year, so we have to cut down on those nights to win another championship.”

Additional World of Outlaws triumphs are also among the goals for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team.

“We have been fortunate to get a couple of Outlaw wins the last couple of years and been close to some others,” Reutzel comments. “Those wins are so tough to come by; you have to be on your game to have a chance and then take advantage of those opportunities. We’re hoping to get at least a couple more of those this year.”

After finishing out a banner 2019 campaign in the United States, Reutzel joined forces with the Saller Motorsports No. USA56 Triple-X for the Ultimate Sydney Speedway at Australia’s Valvoline Raceway where he posted finishes of sixth or better in five of six events including a pair of runner-up finishes and scored a World Series Sprintcar win at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oil Speedway during some down time on January 5.

“Overall it was really good. The first night was kind of a just feeling things out, then after that we were contending for the win every night,” Reutzel said of his first Australian adventure. “It was a really cool family that I drove for and they made it a lot of fun, I really look forward to getting back there next year.”

Reutzel returned stateside and led the Monday night Chili Bowl Midget Nationals opener on Monday, January 13, only to get collected in a crash. Reutzel rallied back through the field to claim third in the preliminary and then was on the move in the championship feature event on Saturday, January 18, before an incident cut the weekend short aboard the Tucker-Boat Motorsports No. 84 entry.

“Chad (Boat) did a great job of changing things up for me, it was the first time I felt really comfortable racing in a Midget,” Reutzel commented. “The car was so good, I had a lot left when I got crashed leading on Monday. Then on Saturday, we got going really well after 20 laps or so and were moving up before we threw one slider that got us caught up and ended the race. It was fun to drive a car that felt that good.”

After climbing to the 410-ci Sprint Car ranks full-time for the first time in 2018 and capturing the All Star Circuit of Champions title in his rookie campaign, Reutzel made an indelible mark on the 410-ci scene with a monster 2019 campaign that netted another crown, 18 wins and a second consecutive top-five finish at the Knoxville Nationals.

Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team look to build upon the past two years beginning on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

2019 Quick Stats: 94 races, 18 wins, 47 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

2020 Quick Stats: 9 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 7 top-tens.

Next Up: DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (All Star Circuit of Champions on February 5-6, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on February 7-9).

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.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Another Weekend, Another Podium

For the 10th occasion in the 2019-20 season, Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team collected a minor podium finish, this time, it was during last weekend’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Latrobe Speedway in Tasmania.

Despite being in winning contention throughout much of the 40-lap Australian Championship deciding feature race, it was a late race stoppage that hindered Madsen’s momentum and consequently his winning chances.The ensuing restart saw Madsen attempt to claim the lead away from eventual winner Jamie Veal; however, he was unsuccessful in doing so and went on to complete the podium in third.

“I gave it my all out there during the feature race, but I was disappointingly unable to convert it into a win,” explained Madsen, who picked up the eighth Australian Championship podium finish of his career.

“It was a very busy feature race and that last stoppage was something that I didn’t need, and on the restart after that stoppage, I knew that I had to make something happen, but it didn’t work out and I lost second to Marcus (Dumesny) and had to settle for third.”

In an Australian Championship weekend that was hampered by the wet weather, which saw the preliminary feature race cancelled due to the rain, Madsen sat fourth in the point standings after the opening night. For the second and final night, the event was put into jeopardy to rain earlier in the day. The Latrobe Speedway track crew did a great job to bring the track back so that the event could be completed. In the third and final round of heat races that night, Madsen had two near crashes in the hooky conditions during his heat race and went on to finish in seventh. As a result of that heat-race performance, Madsen dropped from fourth in the point standings and started the feature race out of position six.

The Krikke Motorsport team now have this coming weekend off, with Madsen returning to America to contest the opening World of Outlaws round next weekend, before returning to action with Madsen for the next two rounds (11 and 12) of the World Series Sprintcars Championship in Western Australia on the Friday and Saturday night of February 14 and 15 at Esperance Speedway and the team's home track Bunbury Speedway respectively.

Latest WSS Championship Point Standings (after 10 rounds):
1: James McFadden - 2623 points
2: Kerry Madsen - 2510
3: Jock Goodyer - 2140
4: Brooke Tatnell - 2088
5: Lucas Wolfe - 1985

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2019-20 seasonby:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters
Bunbury Toyota
Blackbeard Designs
JP Signs

The 2019-20 season range of Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store

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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen Excited for Five Nights in Florida During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2020) - Kerry Madsen is flying back to the United States for a week of racing in Florida.

The Big Game Motorsports driver, who is currently battling for the World Series Sprintcars championship in Australia, will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville this Wednesday through Sunday for the sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races and the final three are sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I can't wait to get the season started with Big Game Motorsports," Madsen said. "We've had some good runs down at Volusia and I anticipate that we will be quick right out of the box. It's a fast track so it is always important to start strong, beginning with a great qualifying lap. That can set you up for a great night."

The Killer Instinct Crossbows backed competitor has recorded 17 top 10s in his last 23 main events at the half-mile dirt oval dating back to 2014. The team didn't compete at the DIRTcar Nationals last year and most recently registered four top 10s in five races there in 2018, including a trio of sixth-place runs.

This week's event is also the first with veteran crew chief Cody Jacobs as part of the team.

"We're excited to have Cody on board," Madsen said. "He has a lot of experience in the sport and has enjoyed a lot of success. Hopefully we can all click quickly and contend for wins right away."

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports have earned 18 feature victories during the last three years, including a pair of triumphs in 2019.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during 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 -

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Wilson Set for Seven Straight Races in Florida to Start Season

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2020) - Greg Wilson kicks off the 2020 season this week with seven straight nights of competition in Florida.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team race Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are under the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions banner with the final three nights World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races.

Wilson will then venture to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 10-11 for a pair of All Star shows.

"We're excited to get the year going," he said. "You don't know how you'll stack up. Everyone else has worked hard all winter, too. Volusia is a place you want to do well, but it's so hard on motors. I guess we'll be a little conservative there. We're excited to get to East Bay, which is one of my favorite tracks. We're looking forward to getting back into the routine of racing."

Wilson last visited Volusia Speedway Park in 2018. His best performance at the track came in 2006 when he placed seventh and 10th, respectively, during a pair of races.

"One thing that hasn't changed in the last four or five years is the format and importance of qualifying," he said. "That hasn't been one of our strongholds. I feel like Volusia is about as tough as the racing gets because they get 35-to-40 cars, but it's the best cars from a lot of places five nights in a row. That makes it extremely challenging. If you're off just a tick you're marred back in traffic. It's a high-speed place where normally until halfway through the feature it's notoriously hard to pass."

Wilson kicked off last season during a 360ci sprint car event at East Bay Raceway Park, where he placed 15th during the finale out of the more than 50 drivers competing that weekend.

"When I was kid not racing I would come down with Bob Hampshire," he said. "It's a cool track that ends up being pretty racy and isn't as hard on motors. I'm excited to get back there."

Wilson's first Hercules Tires dealership visit of the year is Feb. 14 at Big Tire and More Tire Pros in Lutz, Fla.

UP NEXT -

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

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Feb. 14 at Big Tire and More Tire Pros in Lutz, Fla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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"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, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Ready for Five Races in Six Nights at East Bay Raceway Park to Kick Off Season

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Feb. 3, 2020) - The 2020 season will get underway for Trey Starks next week when the Gobrecht Motorsports driver ventures to Florida.

Starks will make his debut at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion doubleheader. The team will return to the semi-banked oval two days later for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s, which runs Feb. 13-15.

"I've watched some videos and usually I tune into the Pay-Per-View broadcasts there at the beginning of the year," he said. "It looks a little different. I've seen how the track races. I'm excited to go to a new track because we seem to adapt pretty quickly. We're there for a week so we get to do some learning and we get to do both 410 and 360 races."

Starks and the team relocated from Central Pennsylvania prior to last season when they focused on racing in the Midwest. Starks garnered a top-10 finish in the championship standings and the Rookie of the Year Award at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. A similar schedule is in the works for 2020 with the addition of a few events, starting with the five races at East Bay Raceway Park.

"I think we'll be able to run well," Starks said. "We made some changes to help us adapt to some different tracks. It's exciting to be able to test some of those new components. We should be good right out of the gate. We have a fresh engine and I think we'll have a really good package at that place."

East Bay Raceway Park will be the third different oval in Florida Starks has invaded. He won 360ci sprint car races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala in both 2017 and in 2015.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 10-11 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion and Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Darwin L. Martin Trucking, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Borden Ready to Tackle 2020 Season; Summer Thunder Sprint Series Champion Will Open Season With the ASCS National Series

By Gary Costa

Raymond, WA (February 3, 2020)-17-year-old Sprint Car driver Devon Borden will open his 2020 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Sprint Cars. The 2019 Summer Thunder Sprint Series champion will compete in five events contested alongside some of the best Winged 360 racers in the country.

In his quest to become one of the elite Sprint Car drivers in the country, Devon will be venturing away slightly from the Pacific Northwest. With his sights set on gaining valuable seat time in 2020, Borden will be running an outlaw style schedule competing in events throughout the West Coast.

“We are hitting the road and getting out of town to race against some super talented drivers,” said Borden. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to be able to race against the caliber of guys that I will be competing with.”

In 2019, Borden became the youngest driver in history to win an ASCS National feature after he picked off an opening night win at the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway. Borden piloted the Borden Auto Parts No. 8 Triple X entry to a popular win, holding off veterans John Carney II and four-time ASCS National champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

The Borden family-owned-and-operated machine will open the season with a doubleheader event on February 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. Following the Arizona events, the Washington based team head north to California, battling at three different venues.

The month of March will host three events for Borden. Crafty California crew chief Lee Lindgren will spin the wrenches on the potent No. 8 while in California. The teams’ third race will come at the Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on March 6. The next day March 7, the team will make the trek to the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. The teams’ concluding five-event soiree will end at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, California, March 8.

“Lee Lindgren will be helping us when we are in California. I am excited to work with Lee - he is one of the top crew chiefs around. He’s been to all of the tracks in California and has been successful at each of them,” said Borden.

The Washington throttle-masher has been turning heads since climbing behind the wheel of a Sprint Car, and it’s easy to see why: In addition to becoming the youngest ASCS National winner in the series’ history, in 2019, Devon also claimed the Pacific Northwest’s Summer Thunder Sprint Series Winged 360 championship, winning the final race of the year in a dominating performance at Yakima Speedway. He went onto claim eight victories to end his season, with victories spread over four different tracks.

“We will still race in our home state of Washington for races like the Dirt Cup, the Fred Brownfield, and some of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series races. I think we are going to have another great year,” Borden concluded.

Devon Borden would like to thank all of the people who support his efforts, his fans and sponsors: DB Detailing Services, XXX Race Co., Heikes Homes, Dvo Transport, Benoit Farms & Livestock, Strange Racing, Champion Race Oil, Gates, Highline Performance, Grassroots Project, King Racing Products, Borden’s Auto Parts, and Fix Em Frank.


 

 

Brian Brown Opening Season in Florida With 10 Races in 11-Day Span

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2020) - Brian Brown is planning on an ambitious start to the season.

Brown will tackle 10 races in 11 days in the state of Florida, beginning this week with the DIRTcar Nationals before the action shifts to the western side of the state next week.

"A lot of times you want the season to be over when it's coming to an end, but I was disappointed when last season ended," he said. "I felt like we were gaining some speed and learned stuff in Pennsylvania (last September). We wanted to continue to race because things were going so well. Hopefully that will carry over into the start of this season.

"Chad, Nate and my dad put a lot of hard work in during the winter. All of our key partners are back so hopefully we'll hit the ground running."

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

"Volusia is a place where we've had a lot of success," Brown said. "We've had a lot of podiums and top fives, but haven't won there. Ideally we want to be in contention all week long. If we can do that maybe we can come away with a gator trophy for winning.

"We've had the qualifying speed. Our engines run good so we should qualify well. After that it's up to us to make the right adjustments. When the track slows down we seem to struggle a little to have the proper grip to drive forward. I think some of the things we learned last year will play into that. Getting yourself qualified well and into the dashes is key. If we do that I need to do a better job that if our car is good enough to lead the first 15 laps of the feature to hold on to win those races and if not maybe lose only a spot or two rather than four."

FLORIDA CONTINUES - Feb. 10-11 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

"It's been a long time since we've been there; maybe 2004," Brown said. "I'm excited to get over there. It's good where we have 10 races in 11 days. I'd much rather do that than race Friday and Saturday and sit around for a week before racing the next Friday and Saturday. Let's get after it."

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"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, FVP Stay Tuned, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

AFCS Sprint Series

The AFCS Sprint Series is getting excited to kick off its sophomore season. Once again, there will be several bonuses during the season starting with the AFCS 410 Series hosting at least 6 $4000 to win shows (May 15, May 16, June 5, June 6, July 24, July 25) and a big $5000 to win season final September 12.

New for the 2020 season, the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Race Products presented by Baumann Auto Group AFCS 410 Series will expand to 20 races. All of the Attica events will be live on a world wide web network to be announced soon. Another change, the 410 events will follow the same format (Attica's format) at both tracks this season with the ONLY exception being Fremont still qualifying one car at a time after hot laps. The chase for the AFCS 410 championship starts Friday April 17th at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday April 18th at Fremont Speedway with a $500 bonus for quick time each night in memory of George Fisher.

The AFCS 305 Sprint Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales is currently looking for a headlining title sponsor to join Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 2020 season. Just like the 410 series, the 305s will expand by 2 races in 2020 for a total of 16 races this season. Once again, there will be several bonuses as well for the 305s with at least 6 $1000 to win shows (May 15, May 16, June 26, June 27, August 21, September 12) during the season. All of the Attica 305 Series events will broadcast live as well on a world wide web network to be announced soon. The AFCS 305 championship chase kicks off Friday May 15th at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday May 16th at Fremont Speedway.

Added to both series in 2020 will be a nightly hard luck award, joining the Jack's All Out Hard Charger Award brought to you by super AFCS race fan Jack Fortney.

To keep updated on all the AFCS Sprint Series news visit our website www.afcssprints.com , follow us on Facebook at AFCS Sprint Series, Twitter @AFCS_Sprints and look for our soon to be released Instagram and Snap Chat pages.

For more information on becoming a marketing partner with the AFCS Sprint Series email us at afcssprints@gmail.com or contact Series Director Duane Hancock at 419-553-6746

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

SNYDERSVILLE RACEWAY AND OREVILLE KART CLUB HOP ON BOARD AS SPONSORS OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is fast approaching with plans of highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. With the change in venue, the show will have an even more exciting feel and the management team at the Palmer Park Mall welcomes all race fans to come and enjoy. The three day show will be a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this show. In addition to all this, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will again be part of this special tribute to auto racing.

In discussion with longtime supporter of the Dirt Track Heroes show Alex Greenzweig in recent weeks about the 13th edition of the show schedule, Alex and event organizer Justin Beltrame are finalizing the special Small Car Saturday Event. “Alex who has assisted Ed and Steve Pados behind the mic each year during long running show just was the right fit to get involved with an idea I had for Saturday special show,” stated Beltrame. The schedule of events is in the final stages of completion and will be release shortly. The special small car event will salute the Quarter Midget club, Go Karts, Micro Stocks, Slingshots, Micro Sprints, Stage One Modifieds, Xcel 600 Modifieds and all other small cars that offer affordable fun racing for all ages. “During the previous year’s weeklong show the Kids night was always special and exciting for the crowd on hand and even though the event is only three days this year I wanted to make sure that and event was in place for them” exclaimed Justin. Snyderville Raceway and Oreville Kart Club with be the title sponsors for this event.

Snydersville Raceway is an 1/8 mile Dirt Oval located in Stroudsburg, PA. We are celebrating our 29th Season of Racing under the management of Barry, Roxan, & Alex Greenzweig of Racing Promotions LLC. Snydersville offers a Family Friendly Environment, a Smooth and Fast Race Track, Great Racing Action, and Great Food. We race Every Friday Night with many divisions of Karts, Champs, Microstocks, Slingshots, and Quarter Midgets. Come check out our Facility and Join in the Family Fun at the track "Where Dirt Racing is At It's Best!" For more information visit us www.snydersvilleraceway.com or Like Us on Facebook. Snydersville Raceway is located at 2274 Storm Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Track Office Phone #- 610-381-3787, Race Day Hotline- 570-424-2373.

Oreville Kart Club is a WKA Master Track and is home to a 1/4 Asphalt Road Course & a 1/6 mile Asphalt Oval. We are celebrating our 42nd year of racing under Oreville Kart Club Inc. and over 50 years of racing on the same property. Oreville offers a Family Friendly Environment, 2 FUN AND FAST Race Tracks, Great Racing Action, and Great Food. We race Every Sunday Afternoon with a variety of divisions including 4 cycle Flat Karts, Champ Karts, Microstocks, 2 cycle Flat Karts, Quarter Midgets, and Vintage Karts. Come Race with us at Oreville Kart Club and join in the Family Fun! For more information visit us www.orevillekartclub.org or Like Us on Facebook. Oreville Kart Club is located at 531 Old Topton Road, Mertztown, PA 19539. Track Office Phone #- 610-381-3787, Race Day Hotline- 610-682-6042.

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 Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 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 is again back as an associate sponsor to help showcase the past, present and future of racing.

Also on tap this year will be a special autograph session. Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a meet and greet Saturday March 7 at the Dirt Track Heroes show in the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store at the Palmer Park Mall at 2:00 p.m.

All your favorites, many who are Hall of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum Dorney-Mahoning HOF, will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway.

Drivers should plan on being there by 1:30 p.m. to be registered. Please contact me Bob Snyder at bobsnyderphoto@enter.net or by phone 610-390-6718 to be added to the list.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

24 events on tap for 33rd racing season at Attica Raceway Park

 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - In less than two months the roar of racing will return to Attica Raceway Park as "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue kicks off its 33rd year of racing on Friday, March 20. The 2020 racing season will see 24 events take place at ARP with over $650,000 in feature money scheduled to be paid.

"John Bores (ARP promoter) and our entire staff are excited for the special events in 2020 including six Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion races, the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics, the second season of the Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS), the challenge series between the Attica late models and Wayne County Speedway and Oakshade Raceway and several special events for the 305 sprints," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

Tony Stewart's All Stars will make their first appearance of the year at Attica for the traditional Core & Main Spring Nationals, Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. Attica Raceway Park will once again kick off the All Star's Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 12 with the traveling series heading back to Attica on Friday, July 3. The All Stars will help Attica wrap up the season with the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday, and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5 with the Saturday event paying $10,000 to win.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products AFCS Presented by the Baumann Auto Group will have 10 events for the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints with three paying $4,000 to win (May 15, June 5 and July 24).

The 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car series will take place Tuesday, July 14.

Attica Raceway Park welcomes new Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast as the sponsor of the UMP Late Models in 2020. The late models have 20 events on the 2020 schedule including the Attica/Wayne County challenge series (April 17, May 29 and July 31) and the Attica/Oakshade challenge series (May 1, June 26 and July 24). The late models will battle for $3,000 to win on Friday, May 8 and the June 12 mid-season championship race will pay the feature winner $2,000. The late models will also have a $2,000 to win affair on Friday Sept. 4.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will compete in 20 races in 2020 including eight events for the AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales with three of those race paying the feature winner $1,000 (May 15, June 26 and Aug. 21. Another $1,000 to win affair will be held on Sept. 5.

"We have continued to make improvements each year at Attica including new clay added last fall. Our race teams will be competing for great prize money and point fund thanks to our great sponsors and loyal fans," said Bores.

Gates open for Friday events at 5 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. Saturday rain date events will see gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

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 2020 schedule

Friday, March 20 - Construction Equipment & Supply/Bucyrus Road Materials Night - 410 and 305 sprints, late models (rain date of Saturday, March 21)

Friday, March 27 - True Alpha Wealth Management Night - 410 and 305 sprints, late models (rain date of Saturday, March 28)

Friday, April 3 - Venture Visionary Partners Night - 410 and 305 sprints, late models (rain date of April 4)

Friday, April 10 - Core & Main Spring Nationals - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, late models

Saturday, April 11 - Core & Main Spring Nationals - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, 305 sprints

Friday, April 17 - Advanced Drainage System/Erie Blacktop Night - AFCS 410 sprints, Attica/Wayne County Late Models, 305 sprints

Friday, April 24 - Craig Miller Trucking Night - 410 and 305 sprints and late models (rain date if both April 10 and 11 are cancelled)

Friday, May 1 - Smith Paving Night - AFCS 410 Sprints, Attica/Oakshade Late Models, 305 sprints

Friday, May 8 - Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels/UUI Night - Late Models ($3,000 to win), 305 sprints, dirt trucks, vintage cars

Friday, May 15 - Eric Phillips 32nd Anniversary Classic - American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky Night - AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), late models, AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Gressman Powersports).

Friday, May 22 - Foster Auto Body/The Adkins Group Fan Appreciation Night - 410 and 305 sprints, late models ($10 general admission, open pit area/meet the drivers, $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn).

Friday, May 29 - Steinle Chevrolet Buick in Clyde/Smith Family Foods Night - AFCS 410 sprints, Attica/Wayne County late models, AFCS 305 sprints

Friday, June 5 - Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Mid-Season Championship Night - AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 Sprints (double points), dirt trucks

Friday, June 12 - Ohio Sprint Speedway - Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT, Ferguson Waterworks Night - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions ($5,000 to win), late models ($2,000 to win, double points)

Friday, June 26 - Burns Electric Night - AFCS 410 Sprints, Attica/Oakshade Late Models, AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,000 to win)

Friday, July 3 - Baumann Auto Group Night - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, late models and 305 sprints

Friday, July 10 - Kear's Speed Shop/Croghan Colonial Bank Night - AFCS 410 Sprints, late models and AFCS 305 Sprints.

Tuesday, July 14 - World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics ($10,000 to win).

Friday, July 24 - Sutton Bank/Morgan Stanley Night - AFCS Sprints ($4,000 to win), Attica/Oak Shade Late Models, AFCS 305 Sprints

Friday, July 31 - NAPA Auto Parts Night - AFCS 410 Sprints, Attica/Wayne County Late Models, AFCS 305 Sprints

Friday, Aug. 21 - Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night - AFCS 410 Sprints, Late Models, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Griff's Engines).

Friday, Aug. 28 - Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night - 410 sprints, late models, 305 sprints (double points)

ATTICA AMBUSH
Friday, Sept. 4 - Murphy Tractor Night - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions ($5,000 to win), late models ($2,000 to win)
Saturday, Sept. 5 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night - Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions ($10,000 to win), 305 sprints ($1,000 to win)


 

 

Get Your Tickets on Monday!
Monday is the day! Get your tickets for a wide variety of events at Knoxville Raceway.

Starting Monday, February 3, the following ticket packages will be available online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431:

Two- and three-day NOS Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's ticket packages

Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals three-day ticket packages

My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank three-day ticket packages

Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank tickets

More than 1/3 of the seats for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's finale have been sold. Don't miss getting the seats that you want. Order Monday!

2020 Marion County Fair Concerts Available Monday


Make plans now to join us for the 2020 Marion County Fair concert headlined by country music acts Lonestar and Craig Morgan! The concert kicks-off at 8 p.m. in the Knoxville Raceway infield.

Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase starting Monday online, in the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431. Ticket prices increase to $40 after May 31.

K1 Race Gear is now the Official Safety Apparel of Knoxville Raceway


K1 Race Gear has been named the Official Safety Apparel of Knoxville Raceway. As the official safety apparel supplier, K1 will supply firesuits, fire resistant Nomex undergarments and gloves for Knoxville Raceway’s safety crew.

"Safety is our main priority at Knoxville Raceway and that includes the safety of our own staff members," said John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway Race Director. "K1 Race Gear provides some of the highest quality, and best looking, safety gear in the business and we're proud to have them as our Official Safety Apparel of Knoxville Raceway."

See what K1 offers - from firesuits to gloves, shoes and more - at www.k1racegear.com.
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

February 3 -

3-day Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals tickets on sale.
3-day My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank tickets on sale.
Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank tickets on sale.
2-day and 3-day NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's tickets on sale.

February 29 - KRCO Annual Fundraiser

April 17 - Season Push-Off Party featuring Casey's Pizza (must have a ticket to the season opener to attend the Push-Off Party)

April 17 - Practice Night

 

 

Mason Daniel Welcomes Razzle Dazzle to Team as 2020 Season Approaches

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2020) - Mason Daniel is thrilled to have Razzle Dazzle on his sprint car this year as he makes his debut as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver.

"We're very excited to partner with Razzle Dazzle and DLJ Produce," he said. "Our family has worked with them in the past and we're thrilled to bring them on board our race team as we tackle the biggest stage in sprint car racing in 2020."

Have the best grapes you can get, Razzle Dazzle brand grapes. Not every grape can be a Razzle Dazzle grape, but the experienced team at DLJ Produce hand selects every bunch of red and green grapes to make sure you are Razzle Dazzled with flavor. Check out the bi-color bag of Razzle Dazzle brand grapes in select retailers across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.DLJProduce.com.

The season begins next Wednesday with five straight nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights will be with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before three straight nights with the World of Outlaws.

It marks the second season that Daniel has competed at the dirt oval known as the fastest half-mile track in the country and his first as a full-time World of Outlaws driver.

"We have many great marketing partners that are supporting our program so we are eager to get the season underway," he said. "Our goal is to be consistent and improve each week to help give our partners as much attention and recognition as possible."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during 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

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Razzle Dazzle

Have the best grapes you can get, Razzle Dazzle brand grapes. Not every grape can be a Razzle Dazzle grape, but the experienced team at DLJ Produce hand selects every bunch of red and green grapes to make sure you are Razzle Dazzled with flavor. Check out the bi-color bag of Razzle Dazzle brand grapes in select retailers across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.DLJProduce.com.

"We're very excited to partner with Razzle Dazzle and DLJ Produce," Daniel said. "Our family has worked with them in the past and we're thrilled to bring them on board our race team as we tackle the biggest stage in sprint car racing in 2020."

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

 

 

Syracuse Motorsports Expo Readies for it's 34th Annual Extravaganza!

SYRACUSE, NY - It's time for the 34th Annual Syracuse Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show once again will be held at the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds. March 14 & 15 are the dates where over 100 cars, dozens of tracks, organizations and so much more will be showcasing their product for the 2020 racing season.

On display will be dirt and asphalt modifieds, sprint cars, sportsman, micro sprints, pro stocks, go-carts, dragsters and so much more. Local dirt and asphalt tracks were also well represented and fans can expect to pick up the latest schedules, merchandise or just rub elbows and chat.

"The Syracuse Expo is a fun show where everyone is upbeat and ready to get the season started. It always feels like the official start to racing season here in upstate NY," said Corcoran on the long running show, "I can't thank everyone enough for making it a tremendous event. From the race tracks, sanctioning bodies to the cars, sponsors and especially the fans. We try to make each year more special and fun."

Ferris Mowers, FX Caprara and VP Racing Fuels are back as major sponsors of the show and once again Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment will provide a generator to the best appearing car of the show.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo started in 1986 at the Onondaga County War Memorial, moved to the New York State Fairgrounds shortly after and now has grown to be the largest Motorsports Exposition in New York.

Set up will be all day Friday with the show scheduled to be open on Saturday from 10AM - 8PM and on Sunday from 11AM-4PM. Admission prices are the same with Adults $13, Kids 6-12 $5 with 5 and under FREE. We will also have a special weekend Adult price of $20.


The Center of Progress Building is the site, March 14th & 15th are the dates, it's 34 consecutive years of entertainment. The Syracuse Motorsports Expo, come and be part of the excitement. For more information please visit www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com or visit our Facebook Page.
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INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACE FUELS ATLANTIC CITY THURSDAY PRACTICE SETS STAGE FOR RUNNING OF TQ MIDGET GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SATURDAY; ANDY JANKOWIAK QUICKEST OVERALL, MATT JANISCH AND BRIGGS DANNER FASTEST IN TWO SESSIONS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 30, 2020 . . . Practice for 18th annual NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels began at 5:00 PM sharp Thursday, January 30 inside historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. And at the end of the five hour session, defending Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak was fastest of the sixty plus entrants.

Jankowiak, of Buffalo, NY, struggled at times during the practice, making a last minute spring and shock change at one point, and rigging a balky muffler fitting into place with a temporary fix.

Janisch, of Nazareth, PA., comes into the Gambler’s Classic as the Indoor Auto Racing Series points leader. Briggs Danner of Allentown, PA, drives a car owned by Janisch, The pair were each able to post top times in two sessions each.

Other drivers who were quick on the time sheets were Joey Jarowicz, Bobby Holmes and Anthony Sesely. Two others who appeared to be quick, Tim Buckwalter and first time entrant Chuck Hossfeld, did not have their cars equipped with transponders, which are necessary to register lap times.

Preparation Thursday prior to practice for the NAPA Know How Weekend involved transforming the concrete arena floor into a racetrack through the application of cola syrup and the erection of dozens of concrete barriers to form the outer and inner racetrack perimeter. The installation of infield tire barriers, the building of a race control tower and a starters’ stand, putting up warning light and scoring systems, and the hanging of event signage were among the many necessary tasks.

Well over 60 TQ Midgets, upwards of 40 Champ Karts and a like number of Slingshots are entered for the weekend of racing action and most were at the track for the optional practice session.

One of the more intriguing TQ Midget entrants practicing was Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, IN, who was driving a 600 Sprint of his own design.

“We built as much of the front and rear suspension as we could to be inboard,” Woodling said. “The idea is to create a durable car. It looks a little different and I’m looking forward to seeing how we do here. If we go well, we’ll probably go to Syracuse in March with it.”

Action gets underway in earnest on Friday with practice beginning at 1:00 pm for all three classes followed by time trials for all three classes.

 

 

RACING XTRAVAGANZA 2020 SET TO KICK OFF A JAM-PACKED TWO-DAY EVENT AT THE YORK EXPO CENTER

York, Pa. (1/30/20): Central Pennsylvania dirt-track fans won’t have to wait until the weather warms and tracks open the gates to satisfy their racing hunger.

That appetite will be appeased this weekend during Racing Xtravaganza presented by Wicked Energy Gum, a show that has a variety of activities for fans and racing personalities to enjoy over a two-day period.

The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday and continues until 10 p.m. It reopens at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until the show closes at 9 p.m.

This year’s show is highlighted by the Wicked Cushion eSports Championship Series, which allows Sim racers on site and from around the country and internationally to compete for cash prizes. TIMSSIMS and Victory Lane Racing have also partnered for this unique event.

Ninety-six competitors will compete in a series of qualifying events before Saturday’s A-Main, which will feature 12 in-person racers and 12 online racers. First place in the A-Main receives $700 of the $3,000-plus purse. If the winner is in-person, they will receive an additional $100 from Tim’s Dirt Track Simulators. The highest finishing Live qualifier gets to practice the Gobrecht Motorsports No. 44 Sprint Car at BAPS Motor Speedway. For more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/yx4yrxfu.

Drivers and fans can also compete in the BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Challenge. The fan portion of the tournament will be a team tournament and takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, with $750 going to the winter. Second receives $500, with third banking $250.

On Saturday, there will be a Driver’s Challenge. The winner receives $1,000, second takes home $500, with third earning $250. This singles tournament starts at 12:30 p.m.

There is a third chance to win in the Cornhole Challenge. All fans and drivers registered for Friday and Saturday competition will receive a free entry into Saturday evening’s Random Draw Challenge. Each player will be randomly paired with another player to compete for an additional $1,000. Total purse for the cornhole event is $4,250.

Racing Xtravaganza also provides plenty of fun and excitement for kids. There will be free games for children in the Kid Zone, which is sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center.

The Optimus Prime replica will have several shows for kids. For more info, check out https://tinyurl.com/rvfv6r5. Bumblebee will also be attendance to offer “Superhero Training” on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4.

The Ms. Racing Xtravaganza Pageant is back again this year. Nine ladies will compete for the title by going through an interview on the Turn 5 Turn Around Show, and other categories, including sportswear, swimwear, and formal wear. The pageant, which is sponsored by Bricker’s Famous French Fries, takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, with the winner receiving $1,000.

There will also be a Junior Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant at 1 p.m. Saturday. Contestants 8-14 will participate in an interview and photo session, with the winner receiving a sash, trophy, and a tiara.

Fans in attendance will also be treated to a series of roundtable discussions. The Friday slate includes a Promoter’s Roundtable at 5:30 p.m. Williams Grove’s Justin Loh, Bedford’s Joe Padula, Port Royal’s Steve O’Neal, and USAC East Coast promoter Curt Michael will participate in the session.

Saturday features three roundtable discussions. Announcers take centerstage at 2 p.m. with Alan Sagi, Dave Hare (BAPS Motor Speedway), Mike Donald (Trail-Way), and Earl Hoon (Port Royal) participating. The Evolving Drivers roundtable featuring Jeff Halligan, Zach Newlin, and Branstin Shue follows at 4 p.m., with a 410 Sprint Car roundtable with Cale Thomas, Robbie Kendall, and Ryan Smith taking place at 6 p.m.

This year’s Capitol Renegade Seminar Room will also be busy throughout the two-day affair. Drivers and owners will have an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics that could affect their teams in 2020.

The first seminar takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Wicked Cushion founder Matthew Henninger and BAPS Motor Speedway General Manager Kolten Gouse spearhead the Wicked Cushion Sponsorship Seminar.

Saturday will be a busy seminar day. The popular Department of Transportation seminar takes place at 10:30 a.m. Race-rig regulations will be the lead topic, and several state representatives will be in attendance to discuss DOT regulations after the seminar.

All Central PA Legends drivers are urged to attend the The U.S. Legends Innovation and Technology Seminar, which takes place at 3 p.m. Ashley Garrett and Laila Razmyar will conduct the session. At 5 p.m., the PA Sprint Series will hold a seminar for its drivers.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, York County Racing Club, and Reading Fairgrounds will hold a seminar at 10:30 a.m. on the Viper Risk Management Main Stage.

Before Racing Xtravaganza wraps up at 9 p.m. Saturday, there will be a People’s Choice and Awards Ceremony. Fans will vote for their favorite car throughout the weekend at the Explore York booth, with the announcement coming at 8:30 p.m. Additional awards will be handed out at this time.

The entire Racing Xtravaganza schedule, show times, and admission prices can be viewed at https://www.racingxtravaganza.com/rxyorkevent.

 


 

Pickens Wants Aussie Speedcar Crown!

In a massive coup for the 2020 Dutton Garages, Dream Multi-Media Australian Speedcar Championship, current and nine-time New Zealand Midget Champion, Michael Pickens, has officially entered for February 28 and 29 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Having recently claimed an amazing 9th New Zealand Midget Championship, Pickens is determined to hold both Titles at once, shipping his own Race Winning Equipment and Team from New Zealand for the event!

The CRC Industries NZ1, will be a major draw card for the Australian Championship as Team Pickens along with their partners GVI – Genuine Vehicle Imports, King Chassis’ by Justin Insley Fabrication, Hoseshop.co.nz and GT International Logistics looks to add a second Australian Championship to go with the one Pickens collected back in 2016 at Valvoline Raceway.

The hugely talented Kiwi has also stood upon the podium with a 2nd place run at Perth in 2005 and a 3rd placed finish at Lismore in 2011.

With a previous best Chili Bowl finish of 3rd in 2011, Pickens again made the show in 2020, finishing 20th, before returning to New Zealand to claim the aforementioned 9th National Crown just last weekend.

The resume of Michael Pickens is the stuff of legend! A two-time Australian Speedcar Super Series Champion, Multiple wins in the United States amidst USAC, POWRi and Badger Series events, being the youngest ever New Zealand Title winner, holding the record for the most consecutive A-Main win in New Zealand (17) as well as holding the record for the Most A-Main wins in a season with 28….. the list goes on and on!

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was excited to hear of Pickens interest in contesting the Australian Championship.

“To come off the back of the Classic and to then have Michael Pickens announce his intentions to contest the Australian Championship is just amazing”, Mills said.

“Michael Pickens is a World Class talent and if we had wish list of drivers to contest the 2020 Dutton Garages, Dream Multi-Media Australian Championship, then he would be one of the first named. I think his entry raises the bar for this event and I look forward to seeing what he can do around Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool in a couple of week’s time”, Mills added.

Also set to be amongst a hard charging pack of Speedcar Drivers looking to quell Pickens impact, will be Western Australian, Tom Payet.

Payet is a product of Wingless Sprint Racing, having been a five-time Western Australian Wingless Sprint Champion and has also found his niche in a Sprintcar of recent times as well.

Payet will wheel out the Rod Bennett owned W7 Spike – Toyota package with thanks to United Forklifts, Valvoline, GKR Trasnport and A1 Steep Powdercoaters for his trip from the West!

Hailing from Hinchinbrook, NSW Jeffrey Burns is the first of what is expected to be a formidable list of New South Wales based entrants.

Burns will campaign the Hoxton Park Auto Parts, Felsch Racing Engines and Bad Ass Graphics Spike Chassis, Gaerte Engines N34 entry.

The 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship is proudly presented by Dutton Garage and Dream Multi and will be held from Friday February 28, 2020 to Saturday February 29, 2020.

Tickets for the Australian Speedcar Championship are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday February 27, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from gate opening at 4pm on Race Days.

 

 

SPEED SPORT & Sprint Car & Midget 2020 Chili Bowl Coverage Garners Massive Engagement
Comprehensive reporting and live behind-the-scenes programming highlight months-long editorial effort
 

SPEED SPORT has covered the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals since the inaugural event was run in 1987. In recent years, SPEED SPORT has expanded its Chili Bowl coverage to include video interviews, social media and months of editorial features — setting the stage for the largest midget race in the world.

This year, SPEED SPORT took its coverage to the next level thanks to MyRacePass and the event promoters and sponsors returning to support its LIVE From the Chili Bowl program. Additionally, new partner, Mobil 1, called on SPEED SPORT to develop additional content focusing on Keith Kunz Motorsports and other Mobil 1 and Toyota supported teams in a content package called Mobil 1 Road to the Golden Driller.

SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car & Midget’s experienced on-site team was led by veteran broadcaster Ralph Sheheen with ace reporter and sprintcarandmidget.com editor Jacob Seelman chasing down the stories. Tony Bokhoven, Patrick Sullivan and Dave Argabright contributed, (Sprint Car & Midget columnists Brady Bacon and Kevin Olson were busy racing the event). Photography was provided by Frank Smith, Brendan Bauman, Devin Mayo, Richard Bales and Jeff Taylor. Video producer Nate Ober and marketing director Chad Markel rounded out the team.

Between the two programs, SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car & Midget published 184 Chili Bowl stories generating nearly 400,000 unique views and over 1 million minutes of engagement…demonstrating fans still value traditional journalism.

“Our approach to covering the Chili Bowl isn’t any different than the way SPEED SPORT has covered motorsports for the past 85 years,” said SPEED SPORT Editor and 2019 National Sprint Car Poll 410 Media Member of the Year award winner Mike Kerchner. “We ask the questions nobody else is asking, look for the stories behind the story and relay what we learn in an informative and objective fashion. Covering motorsports is not only trumpeting the winners, but following heartbroken losers, controversial topics and — particularly in the case of the Chili Bowl — those who have put everything they have into simply participating.

“These statistics prove that in a world of social media and instant gratification, people still rely on true journalism to get the whole story.”

Regardless of the program or platform, the vast majority of SPEED SPORT’s Chili Bowl coverage included calls to action and links to point fans to the live streaming coverage provided by The Racin’ Boys, timing & scoring providing by MyRacePass, or the live broadcast on MAVTV. In all, SPEED SPORT’s coverage generated nearly 5 million impressions for the event’s broadcast partners.

Inside The Numbers of SPEED SPORT’s Chili Bowl Coverage…

Video: SPEED SPORT produced 51 Chili Bowl videos, ranging from fully produced features, live interviews and post-race reports to lifestyle and color pieces. Combined, these videos and broadcasts generated over 4,000 hours of engagement.

Social Media: Across its various social media pages, SPEED SPORT’s Chili Bowl coverage reached a staggering 3.5 million users and more than 300,000 engagements.

Newsletters: SPEED SPORT showcased the two programs’ sponsor banners on its popular Daily and Hot Laps newsletters with an overall audience of over 2 million and 300,000 opens.

Digital Ads: SPEEDSPORT.com and SprintcarandMidget.com garnered in excess of 1.3 million banner impressions for the Chili Bowl broadcast and partners.

SPEED SPORT’s Chili Bowl coverage wraps up with the February issue of SPEED SPORT Magazine and the March issue of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine.

SPEED SPORT will now take its “LIVE From” show to Florida Speedweek. Other highlights on the schedule this year include the 60th Knoxville Nationals and The World Finals. For information on how to get “America’s Pre-Race Show” at your event, contact SPEED SPORT’s advertising department.
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Lucas Oil Speedway seeking National Anthem singers for 2020 season

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 30, 2020) - Lucas Oil Speedway has a tradition of kicking off each racing program with an opening ceremony. It consists of a salute to military veterans and a prayer prior to the Star Spangled Banner, as one car from each participating division slowly circles the track with the driver holding a large American flag out the window.

Again in 2020, the speedway in looking for singers to perform the National Anthem.

"The opening ceremony is a big part of our race-night experience and to have a live rendition of the National Anthem is always special," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "I know we have a lot of talented singers in the area and we would like to invite them to be a part of helping us start the races the right way."

Openings remain for anthem singers for Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series programs or special events throughout the season. Anyone interested in doing so can contact Administrative Assistant Lisa Lorton at Lisa@lucasoilspeedway.com and submit an audio recording of a previous rendition.

Also on the musical front, bands are being sought to perform at various events at the Diamond Bar throughout the season. Interested bands can also contact Lisa Lorton for more information about that.

The Lucas Oil Speedway season kicks off with the Open Test and Tune on March 28, with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opening night set for April 4 with action in all four divisions - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

Season passes for 2020, along with gift cards which can be redeemed in any department of the speedway, are now available. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Eldora Speedway and FloSports Announce Multiyear Partnership
FloRacing Becomes Exclusive Livestream Provider of 50th World 100 and 26th Dirt Late Model Dream

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2020) – Eldora Speedway and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced today a multiyear agreement for live and on-demand coverage from the legendary high-banked, half-mile dirt oval. The partnership makes FloRacing the exclusive worldwide provider for the 50th World 100 on Sept. 10-12 and the 26th Dirt Late Model Dream on June 4-6.

In addition to two of dirt racing’s largest multiday event weekends, FloRacing will livestream each Eldora Championship Series event for the Dirt Late Model, Modified and Super Stock divisions. The partnership, which also includes the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, brings more than 60 nights of racing action to the FloRacing platform, which already includes the full slate of United States Auto Club (USAC) events across the country, making FloRacing the premier destination for dirt-racing fans.

“I’m passionate about dirt racing and grassroots motorsports in general, and there’s no better way to access some of the greatest racing in the country than with FloRacing,” said Stewart, who has owned Eldora Speedway since 2004 and the All Star Circuit of Champions since 2015. “While I’m obviously partial to Eldora Speedway and the All Star Circuit of Champions, I’m a spectator and a competitor at dirt tracks all over the country and I see firsthand the level of talent that’s out there. And now you can see that same talent on your TV, tablet and phone. If you can’t physically be in the grandstands at a race, FloRacing has you covered. I’m extremely excited about this partnership and appreciative of the commitment Mark Floreani and his team are making to motorsports.”

To access live and on-demand racing action from Eldora and the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit FloRacing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. It’s how fans can see all the USAC and dirt late-model action they want in addition to Eldora Speedway’s slate of races and those of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

“We’ve found an incredible partner in Tony Stewart to help us bring dirt racing to a global audience,” said Mark Floreani, CEO, FloSports. “He is both a visionary and an accomplished entrepreneur who shares our mission to grow grassroots motorsports. We are honored to work with him and his team as we continue to build a platform that will raise the profile of dirt-track racing among all race fans.”

Highlights of Eldora’s 2020 calendar include the 67th Season Opener on Saturday, April 18, the Casey’s General Stores Family FIREWORKS Nights held in May and August, and the traditional holiday weekend Sunday night specials – Memorial Day weekend’s Johnny Appleseed Classic and the 13th Baltes Classic on Sunday, Sept. 6.

“We have some of the biggest dirt races in the world at Eldora, plus a championship series for the top local and regional racers in the country,” Stewart said. “And now with FloRacing, anyone who races at Eldora will receive unprecedented exposure for their partners and fans,” Stewart said.

The majority of Eldora’s robust open wheel offerings will be exclusive to FloRacing as well. Live coverage is scheduled for Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 13, featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions by Mobil 1 (ASCoC), and the 39th 4-Crown Nationals featuring the USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK National Midget Championship, USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars and the ASCoC on Sept. 26.

FloRacing will also livestream the USAC-sanctioned portions of four events that share double bill status with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. The USAC National Sprint Cars will be live on FloRacing from the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend on May 8-9 and the “First Knight” of the 37th Kings Royal on Wednesday, July 15. A full racing program for the USAC National Midgets is new to the Sept. 25 “BeFour The Crowns Showdown.”

The eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, featuring the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, will be supported by Eldora’s Modified and Super Stock divisions on both Wednesday and Thursday, July 29-30. FloRacing will have live coverage of full programs for the local divisions on Wednesday and the “Invitational” features on Thursday.

The FloRacing coverage, in addition to longtime Eldora partner DIRTVision’s coverage of the World of Outlaws NOS ENERGY DRINK Sprint Cars and Fox Sports 1 exclusive broadcast of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, marks the first-time Eldora’s worldwide fan base will be able to access live video of the entire schedule. FloRacing subscribers can watch on web or the FloSports app – available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast.

Tickets and campsites for Eldora’s 2020 marquee events, including the 50th World 100 are on sale now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815. The entirety of the 67th season go on public sale on Monday, February 10th at 10 a.m.

 

 

Tarlton Motorsports Tabs Spencer Bayston for KWS Run in 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tarlton Motorsports is geared up for another run with the King of the West Series in 2020, and Lebanon, IN driver, Spencer Bayston will fill the seat of the potent No. 21 machine.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity the Tarlton family, and Tarlton Motorsports has provided me to get back into a racecar fulltime in 2020,” Spencer Bayston said. “Getting to work with Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra will give me the chance to compete at a high level as well as a chance to compete for the pure enjoyment of racing.”

The team is set to run a very busy schedule with the former USAC National Midget Series Champion. Focusing on the 19-race King of the West Series slate, Tarlton Motorsports and Bayston will also battle the World of Outlaws when they come into California, and will fill the schedule with various Winged 360ci, Non Winged, and Midget events as their schedule allows.

“We are really excited to work with Spencer Bayston in 2020 and run a lot of races,” Crew Chief Paul Baines said. “He has a lot of talent, and we look forward to seeing what he can do in unfamiliar territory against unfamiliar competition. It should be a lot of fun.”

Winning the USAC National Midget Championship in 2017, Bayston would also compete in Winged 410ci races as his schedule allowed over the years. In 2019 he made the jump to turn his focus primarily to Winged 410 sprint cars, and that has put him in this position with Tarlton Motorsports in 2020.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of racing at new tracks, and battling with new drivers,” Bayston added. “Surrounding myself with an already accomplished group of people and race team, I am confident I will have everything I need to go out and be successful.”

With Bayston taking over the primary driving duties for the team in 2020, Fresno, CA driver Steven Kent will also get some seat time in the Tarlton Motorsports entry. With his father, Steve, recovering from offseason back surgery, Kent will pilot a Tarlton Motorsports entry in a couple local shows early in the season until moving back to his family team.

“I really appreciate Tom, Tommy, and the entire Tarlton Motorsports crew giving me a great opportunity to race while my dad continues to heal,” Kent said. “I am excited, and plan on making the most of this opportunity by driving flat out the Tarlton way.”

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

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

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will kick their 2020 season off on February 22nd at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA with Steven Kent.

Carson Macedo will make a cameo with the team when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heads into Northern California on March 6th at Merced Speedway, and March 7th at Placerville Speedway.

Bayston’s first race will be March 14th at Kern County Dirt Track in what will be the opening round of KWS action.

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS
Dobson Ready for Aus Championship

The Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship returns to the state of Tasmania for the first time in six years this weekend at Latrobe Speedway, and one driver who is looking to fly the flag high for his home state is Shaun Dobson.

Dobson, from the state’s capital city of Hobart, has been working hard with his team in order to get as best prepared as possible to tackle the 58th running of the Australian Championship.

“After sitting out last season, my team and I came back this season and one of our biggest focuses has been the Australian Championship in my home state,” the 27-year-old racer expressed.

“The Australian Championship brings the best of the best together and my goal for this weekend is to be amongst the front-running contenders and do my state proud.”

Despite doing most of his 410 Sprintcar racing on the mainland throughout his career so far, Dobson has been well supported by numerous Tasmanian-based sponsors, such as Albert Road Store, Daniel Sutcliffe Earthmoving, and Joinery Supplies Tasmania.

“I’m really excited about this weekend’s Australian Championship and being able to showcase all of my local sponsors,” the VA # 21 WK Quantum Quartz / Albert Road Store supported Cool racer.

“Each one of my sponsors play a vital part in the running of our team and hopefully I can bring home a strong Australian Championship result for them.”

When it comes to past Australian Championships, Dobson has picked up numerous top-10 finishes in recent seasons, which includes a 10th place finish in 2018 at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and an eighth-place finish in 2014 at Latrobe Speedway. The latter was the last occasion the event was held in the state of Tasmania.

One of Dobson’s career highlights occurred in the 2012 Australian Championship at Adelaide’s Speedway City (SA), where he qualified on pole position in the feature race, led the opening stages of the race and then went on to finish second behind winner Brooke Tatnell.

This weekend’s Australian Championship at Latrobe Speedway is going to be held this Friday and Saturday night (January 31 and February 1).

Dobson’s 2019-20 Season Merchandise:
T Shirts: $30
Hoodies: $50
Caps: $35
Beanies: $25
Also, the team has a range of merchandise from previous seasons still available.
To pick up your merchandise, you can do so by visiting us at the track, via our social-media pages through direct messaging us, or visit our website: www.shaundobson.com.au

Dobson is proudly supported in the 2019-20 season by the following sponsors:
WK Quantum Quartz
Albert Road Store
Daniel Sutcliffe Earthmoving
Joinery Supplies Tasmania
Cool Chassis
KRE Race Engines
Vortex Racing Products
Bell Helmets
Revolution Racegear
Borne Apparel
Thomo's Race Graphix

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun or Instagram by searching Shaun Dobson Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Another KMS Classic Podium

After an intense Grand Annual Classic campaign at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway over the weekend, the Krikke Motorsport team recorded back-to-back third-place finish podium finishes with their team driver Kerry Madsen.

The WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver started the Grand Annual Classic deciding feature race from position eight and worked his way forward in impressive fashion to pick up his 10thpodium finish in the event of his career.

“My car was good early on and allowed me to work my way throughbut when I got towards the front the breaks simply didn’t go our way and we ended up in third place, which was still a pleasing result in such a prestigious event,” Madsen expressed.

“Ideally, it would have been nice to have started a few rows further up in the feature-race field, but that’s just the way the tough Classic format goes, as sometimes it (the format) works in your favour and sometimes it doesn’t.”

Leading up to Sunday night’s Grand Annual Classic decider, Madsen was on the pace throughout the weekend amongst a world-class field of 100 plus drivers. On the third and final night, he finished sixth in his remaining heat race, which locked him into position eight for the feature race. In Madsen’s qualifying night on Saturday night, he finished second in the preliminary feature race. Earlier that night, he recorded the fourth fastest lap in his qualifying time trial group and then in his two heat races he picked up a win and a fourth-place finish.

Apart from their Grand Annual Classic podium finish, another highlight was Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team taking out the Best Presented Car and Crew award for the weekend.

The Krikke Motorsport team and Madsen are currently on their way over to Tasmania to contest this weekend’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Latrobe Speedway, where the team is shooting for their eighth Australian Championship win and Madsen is looking for his fifth Australian Championship victory. This season’s Australian Championship event is going to be held this Friday and Saturday night.

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2019-20 seasonby:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters
Bunbury Toyota
Blackbeard Designs
JP Signs

The 2019-20 season range of Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store

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.

 

 

Boulton Selected to Drive for Veteran Sprint Car Owner Bobby Sparks in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2020) - Tucker Boulton is about to embark upon a dream season.

The 17-year-old honor student who is in his junior year of high school will make his debut in 360ci winged sprint car competition in 2020 when he drives for notable car owner Bobby Sparks.

"I've been wanting to do something like this and have been working for it since I was 4-years-old," Boulton said. "Bobby noticed us and wanted to give us an opportunity. A friendship formed last year and we decided to put a car together. It's really exciting."

This year marks the 49th season that Sparks has been involved in racing and he plans to have Boulton tackle the ASCS Mid-South Region along with a handful of other shows in the southern region.

"I've had a numerous amount of drivers from Sammy Swindell to Jack Hewitt to Tim Shaffer (drive for me)," Sparks said. "I got into kids because nobody really wants to take a chance on a young kid.

"I had a health issue and hadn't raced in the last couple of years. When I started going back to the races at Riverside I started watching this kid run the 305 and asked people who he was. He really impressed me the way he drove and way he conducted his race program."

Boulton made his 305 sprint car debut in the fall of 2018, recording a top 10 while competing against 360 sprint cars at a USCS Series race. Last year was his first full season in the division and he earned the Mid-South Sprint Car Association and Riverside International Speedway (in West Memphis, Ark.) Rookie of the Year Awards. Boulton placed second in the MSCA championship standings and third in the Riverside International Speedway standings.

"I told Tucker if you want to we'll put one of these together, put you in it and just start out slow and take it from there," Sparks said in reference to one of his 360 sprint cars. "If you get a good relationship and you teach them how to communicate with you, nine times out of 10 you'll be a successful deal."

Boulton, who began racing when he was only 4-years-old and was a two-time national champion in go-karts before moving into mini sprints, will fill in his 2020 schedule driving his family owned 305 sprint car in addition to the 20-to-30 races in the Sparks' owned 360 sprint car.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Henderson Recovery

Henderson Recovery, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the Mid-South's leading towing and repossession companies.

"Henderson Recovery has helped give me the chance to race sprint cars," Boulton said. "This will be our third year together and we're grateful for the support of Eddie, Julie and the Henderson Family. They've supported us and we're cheering for their daughter, Catey, who is going to be in the Miss Tennessee Teen pageant in March."

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Adds DeBerg Flooring and State Bank of Fairmont to 2020 Racing Team

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Jan. 29, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson is pleased to announce a pair of new sponsors - DeBerg Flooring and State Bank of Fairmont - will be supporting his race team this season.

"I'm excited to share that we have two new sponsors joining us this year," he said. "It's always special when you have new supporters join your team. It gives you confidence that your racing operation is moving in the right direction and provides more resources for improvement."

DeBerg Flooring will support Johnson's racing operation for the first time this year. The business located in Spencer, Iowa, has provided residential and commercial flooring service in the Great Lakes area for more than 30 years.

"Kent DeBerg had something open up this year and we're happy to have him join us," Johnson said. "I've gotten to know him the last couple of years through his brother, Kevin, who also helps us out. We're looking forward to having Kent and his business on our team."

The State Bank of Fairmont, which is a long-time supporter of local racing, will also be aiding Johnson's racing effort this season. The Minnesota bank offers full-service banking on a local and personal level.

"It's exciting for me to have the support of the State Bank of Fairmont," he said. "They've sponsored some pretty big-name drivers over the years and it's an honor for me to be included in that group."

Johnson is also pleased to share good news regarding his previous sponsors.

"I'm excited to also announce that it looks like about every sponsor from last year will be returning this season," he said. "I feel that maintaining previous sponsors is just as important as getting new ones for the growth of our operation.

"We can't race without the support of our sponsors. We appreciate each one and what they bring to our team. We plan to do our best to represent them well and hope that we can have long-term relationships with each one."

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Logging and Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecast, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawn Care, TL Racing, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

February Features an Impressive 40 Events for Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Jan. 29, 2020) - A whopping 40 races are scheduled to be live streamed to Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers during the month of February.

It begins on Saturday with five races on tap, including the third night for the Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., and Night 2 of the Winter Nationals at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Fla. Both events also compete on Sunday.

Saturday also showcases Late Models and four other divisions at Stockton 99 Track in Stockton, Calif., along with the USSA ProStar Series Fire on Ice - an ice oval event that begins on Friday - as well as the Australian Sprint Car Championship at Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway in Tasmania, Australia.

The North Florida Speedway Winter Nationals concludes with races on Feb. 7-9.

Feb. 7 is the start of a USCS Series national two-night show at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla.

The Burt Munro Challenge at Oreti Park Speedway in Oreti, New Zealand, is also on Feb. 7.

The 4th annual Arizona Dirt Track Tour runs Feb. 7-8 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.; Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Feb. 14-15 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

World Series Sprintcars invade Western Australia ovals Esperance Speedway on Feb. 14; Bunbury Speedway on Feb. 15; and Perth Motorplex on Feb. 21-22.

Texas hosts the Sniper Speed Lonestar IMCA Stock Car Tour, which begins on Feb. 15 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene before the competition shifts to Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco on Feb. 16. Grayson County Speedway in Bells hosts a night on Feb. 17 before the 'Dirty 30' runs Feb. 18-19 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls hosts a date on Feb. 21 and the event concludes on Feb. 22 at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale.

Abilene Speedway also features an event on Feb. 14.

The New Zealand Saloon Championship is Feb. 14-15 at Huntly International Speedway in Huntly, New Zealand.

Western Springs Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand, welcomes sprint cars and midgets on Feb. 14.

Woodford Glen Speedway in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, hosts a New Zealand Super Saloons Champs doubleheader on Feb. 20-21.

The New Zealand Stockcar Teams Champs is Feb. 28-29 at Stratford Speedway in Stratford, New Zealand.

The Delaware State Dirt Track Championships at Delaware International Speedway in Houston, Del., and the USSA ProStar Series World Series Snowmobile Championship both kick off doubleheaders on Feb. 29.

All of these events are included with a Speed Shift TV VIP subscription, which provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

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 400 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.

 

 

NEW INFIELD FAN ZONE COMING TO SHARON IN 2020; 1000 TONS OF RED CLAY ADDED DURING OFFSEASON
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH January 29, 2020 Sharon Speedway is excited to reveal plans for an infield fan zone that will debut when the 2020 season begins on Saturday, May 2 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car event. Also, 1000 tons of red clay was added to the surface last fall that will continue to provide the tremendous racing that fans and racers have come to enjoy over the past three years.

Fans will have a unique opportunity nightly in 2020 to experience racing on the 3/8-mile track from the infield at no additional charge. The grassy infield viewing area will be located from the center of the infield towards turns three and four. Infield amenities will include a concession stand and restrooms. There will be certain times throughout the night when fans can cross back and forth from the grandstand area to the infield. Sharon will be the only track in the area to offer an infield fan zone.

"While we're certainly proud of our facility, we're always looking at ways to improve the experience for our attendees," stated GM Dave Willoughby. "The infield viewing is popular at several of the historic tracks in central Pennsylvania so we're really looking forward to being able to add this new and unique viewing option for our fans. The racing has greatly improved since the new red clay surface put down in 2017, and not only did we add to that base again, but fans will now be able to see it up close and from a vantage point that probably most have never experienced before."

The 2020 season will unofficially get started on Saturday, April 25 with an open practice. In addition to events for the World of Outlaws Late Models and All Star Sprints, Sharon's core divisions will be the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Elite Series for the Econo Mods. Other divisions making appearances throughout the season will be the BRP Big-Block Modified Tour, Outlaw Mods, RUSH Late Model Touring Series, RUSH Sprint Cars, Mod Lites, Dwarf Cars, and Junior Sprints for kids.

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

 

 

Smiley's LARGEST EVENT EVER: Pre-Season Sale & Racer's Swap Meet Same Day!

Smiley’s Racing Products combined their Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s Their Biggest Event Ever!! Smiley’s Racing Products is offering “deep discounts” to help our customers “gear up” for the 2020 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

Follow @SmileysRacing On Facebook … for Video Event Updates and up-to-date Event Details and Product Giveaways!

Annual Racer’s Swap Meet!

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at their Mesquite, TX flagship location Parking Area. 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. From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch and Product Giveaways!

Saturday, February 1st a FREE Lunch will be provided and there will be A LOT of PRIZE DRAWINGS for our Sale Shoppers! Shop at the Mesquite store on Saturday to earn the opportunity to win Product Giveaways or Gift Cards. Spend $250 or more for a chance to draw. One drawing per family, while supplies last.

Major Vendor Reps On-Site!

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 31st from noon-4pm and Saturday, February 1st from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet with major Vendors in the racing industry and take a look at new 2020 products! Many of the Vendors coming and others have donated Product Giveaways. Some product giveaways include a Roux Helmet, case of Maxima Oil, Ultrashield Seat Belts, Intercomp Air Gauges, Z-Tech 6A Head/Neck Restraint, (4) Bassett Wheels, FSR Radiator, RCI Fuel Cell, (4) Landrum Springs & Apparel, (4) TruForm Wheel Covers, MPI Steering Wheel plus (5) $25 Gift Cards, Pro 1 Engine Sling, Assembly Lube, Fuel Additive, (6) Sheets of Wrisco Black or White Aluminum, PEM Gift Certificate, and Stephenville Starter is offering a free Starter, or $150 off a Starter and Alternator Kit. Smiley’s Racing will also have drawings for Gift Cards throughout the Sale on Saturday.

To date the following Vendors are coming: Alpinestars, ARP Fasteners, Bassett Wheels, Butlerbuilt, CVR Products, Four Seasons Radiators, Hawk Pads, Intercomp, K1 Race Gear, Landrum Springs, Magnaflow, Maxima Oil, MPI Steering, Pro 1 Safety, QA1 Products, RAM Clutches, RCI Racing, Taylor-Vertex, TruForm Wheel Covers, Ultrashield, Wrisco Metal and Zamp Racing!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. 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.

5 Day Only Website Sale!

Thursday, January 30, 2020 thru Monday, February 3, 2020 www.smileysracing.com or call 1-866-959-7223

Mesquite, TX Store Sale!

Thursday, January 30, 2020 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 31, 2020 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 1, 2020 … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights - Mesquite, TX Store ONLY!

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, Roux, Simpson and G-Force

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 PLUS the Sale Discounts

• FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

DON’T MISS OUT on all of the FUN, SAVINGS & CATCHING UP with all of your racing buddies…all while seeing the latest product offerings from leading industry reps at Smiley’s Racing Products in Mesquite!

 

 

CAR OWNER TOM FRASCHETTA SEEKS REPEAT WIN IN EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS WITH DRIVER ERICK RUDOLPH

TRENTON, NJ January 29, 2020 . . . Erick Rudolph will be out to defend his East Coast Dirt Nationals title when the third running of the race is held inside Trenton, N.J.’s Cure Insurance Arena on Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd. The Ransomville, N.Y. dirt Modified expert won the event in his first try in December of 2018 driving for Pennsylvania car owner Tommy Fraschetta.

After making a deal by phone to drive for Fraschetta, Rudolph met him for the first time at the event. They ended the weekend $5,000 richer and best of friends.

Rudolph’s career highlight have been well documented. He’s a three-time and defending Indoor Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels Champion in events held on the concrete floors of different arenas. He’s also a champion and big winner during the outdoor season in dirt Modified competition. Rudolph came to Trenton’s dirt race after previously winning on the building’s concrete floor in a TQ Midget.

Fraschetta's career in the sport as a driver and owner has been a productive one as well, but his Dirt Nationals win with Rudolph behind the wheel of his nine year old Hyper Racing was a feeling completely apart from all else.

“It was the best thing I did as a car owner, getting hooked up with Erick,” Fraschetta, 49 of King Of Prussia, PA admits.

“He was racing TQ Midgets Indoors with Mark Lafler last year as a teammate to Tim Buckwalter who I have known for years. Tim suggested Erick drive my 600 at Trenton and it was a perfect fit.”

There's no reason to expect that 2020 will be any different than 2019 since Fraschetta will be bringing the same Dave Orange powered 600 Sprint to Trenton for Rudolph.

Fraschetta himself had a busy outdoor season driving the same car Rudolph drove to victory in Trenton over Billy Pauch Jr. He is a long time Micro racer who favors Greenwood Valley in northern Penna. for his racing despite it being 2 hours and 15 minutes from his home.

Fraschetta also mentors the Restricted 600 Micro class that Dylan Kontra, his 11 year old nephew, races in. It's a traveling series that is open to 12-16 year old racers, who race with a restrictor plate on their 600 motors that reduces the horsepower by half. It's intended as a stepping stone division. Kontra won races last year with Fraschetta at Lanco and Hamlin in addition to Greenwood Valley and was a contender at Linda's before crashing.

In last year's East Coast Dirt Nationals, Fraschetta fielded two cars with Central PA 410 ace Brian Montieth in the second car. Montieth was in Fraschetta's car for the 2017 running Indoor Dirt races as well.

“Brian is intending to race the car again this year but he has a potential conflict. Lincoln opens the same day and his car owner is one of the partners at Lincoln. If they don't run because of weather, Brian plans on being in the car at Trenton,” Fraschetta explained.

The car owner anticipates finding the track in approximately the same condition as it was in last year but is prepared for something different.

“These cars are adjustable in a lot of ways,” Fraschetta said. “No matter what your set up is, you can always change it and go faster.”

In last year's running of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, Rudolph took a car he had never before sat in, set it up to run completely the opposite of what most of his top rivals had done, then sailed to victory. He calmly won his ten lap heat race, the 20-lap A-Main Qualifier, then led every single lap of the 50-lap $5,000-to-win feature.

“Everything went together with Tom (Fraschetta) for the race,” Rudolph said, in praise of his car owner, for whom he had never raced before.

While the majority of the drivers pounded the outside cushion to make thrilling passes, Rudolph took the steady slow method determined to run the bottom.

“That’s the way I set it up, like a concrete car,” Rudolph smiled. In so doing, Rudolph spent almost all of the racing weekend glued to the bottom of the race track and it paid off.

Fraschetta's racing operation is a small one. “It’s always been my dad, my daughter, and me when we go racing. Taylor, my daughter, is special needs and she loves racing. She’s the one who keeps me going. So I told Brian and Erick going in that if we were fortunate enough to win this thing, Taylor gets the trophy or big check or whatever they are handing out. The money’s nice, but Taylor races for the trophies.”

And Rudolph delivered putting a huge smile on her face when both the trophy and huge check were presented to her.

Rudolph started his 2020 season off on the right foot with a TQ Midget victory in the opener of Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP inside Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center.

Before the non-point Trenton dirt event, Rudolph will compete in the third round of the BELFOR ‘Concrete Series’ inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1st. He’ll then head to Florida for two weeks of dirt Modified competition before returning in time for his trip to Trenton.

Rudolph will then conclude the Indoor Racing season on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y. Rudolph is also the defending race winner of the Syracuse A-Main event.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on the www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box offices.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

All Stars return to Blue Ribbon Raceway

Kicking off for 2020 the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series returns to Blue Ribbon Raceway this
Saturday night February 1st for Round 7. The Series Championship now starts to get even more serious and with only
152 points between the top 5 Saturday night will be even more critical to the teams. Currently leading the championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 2480. 2nd VA8 Dan Evans - 2413, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz - 2373, 4th V7
Paul Solomon - 2340 and 5th is defending series champ SA33 Mark Caruso on 2328.

Tancredi stood on the top step when the series visited Horsham last year and would be pumped to do the same again. Dan Evans is settling well into the VA8 Shaun McClure owned team but it takes a few shows to get the feel of a different car and a new team but Evans is finding his feet and more speed each time he hits the track. ‘Cyclone’ Solomon ran at last weekend’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic qualifying into the B Main and swaps his 410 car for the 360 car in the trailer for this weekend. Young South Aussie Jarman Dalitz has been smooth and consistent all season and it shows as he works his way up the Championship points ladder. SA33 Mark Caruso is looking to improve his results from his first visit to Horsham after an ill handling car caused him problems all night. Caruso took
out the win at Mildura in December helping him forget the gremlins the weekend before and has also picked up 3 Oval
Express Magazines Quick Time Awards this season.

Hard charging young guns V75 Mitch Smith; SA32 Ben Gartner & V49 Ricky Clarke are representing the All Star
‘Brat Pack’. Driving down from the Northern Territory the NT4 team of Jamie McInnes will be having his second run this season. McInnes is leaving his car and transporter based in Victoria and flying in and out to pick up selected shows. All Star Legend ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is back after missing the last round at Horsham with engine issues. Team Lock were gutted to miss 2 rounds of the series after previously only missing one for the past 12 seasons. Rookies VA99 Corey Sandow, VA10 Steven Loader & SA51 Jay Brown are also making the trip to the Wimmera district. Throw in V16 James Wren, SA11 Scott Enderl and 410 regulars SA10 Steven Caruso and V39 Brett Smith to top the field off and we can guarantee that the racing will he hard, fast & furious.

On track action starts at 6.30 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

 

 

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continues relationship with Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 29, 2020…One of the familiar partnerships in Northern California racing over the years has involved the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships support of Placerville Speedway, which continues this season with the company returning as a sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval.

In addition to returning as a weekly partner, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships is also back as title sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division at Placerville Speedway.

“We are definitely excited to have Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continue their long-standing support of Placerville Speedway”, said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “Our history with Thompson’s actually goes back to 2001 when I started racing Sprint Cars. Having them back as title sponsor of the Winged Sprint Cars is an important thing for the speedway and we couldn’t be happier. Our goal is to continue making Placerville a destination for fans and teams on Saturday nights.”

Company owner Ron Thompson attends as many races as possible throughout the season and has a huge passion for Placerville Speedway and the sport, which makes it a driving force behind the long-time partnership.

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Executive General Manager Jeff Thompson is also a lifelong fan of racing and is pleased to continue the company’s relationship with Placerville Speedway saying, “Growing up, both my mom and dad raced every weekend, so motorsports has always been a huge part of our lives. We have always loved coming to the track and are amazed by all the loyal fans. Being a part of Placerville Speedway and its unique history is as hometown as it gets. We love this old dirt track.”

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars will compete in 15 of the 16 championship point races this year. Opening night will occur on Saturday March 21st and the championship finale takes place on Saturday September 19th. One of the more anticipated events of the year will be presented on Saturday July 25th, which is designated as Thompson’s Auto “Fan Appreciation Night.”

Kami Arnold of RMI also spoke about the long-time partnership with Thompson’s Family of Dealerships. “Some say the key to success is surrounding yourself with great people and we are very fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Thompson's. Their family and company representatives are all simply amazing and we’re extremely happy to be associated with them.”

The 2020 season at Placerville Speedway opens on Saturday March 7th when the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network returns for the first time since 2012. Also on hand during the night will be the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. To purchase tickets for the “Gold Strike Stampede” visit https://www.universe.com/events/2020-lucas-oil-ascs-sprint-car-dirt-series-gold-strike-stampede-tickets-placerville-28QHGZ?fbclid=IwAR2945jR6y8Jn4jbYlWvEBBIDTVOVwpKAFX5XoKmHbU_Xh0036tVnkh0FVo

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

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 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. Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede

Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed

Saturday March 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener

Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

 

 

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

PHILLIPSBURG EASTON HONDA RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The 2020 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is into the final weeks of preparation for the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. The three day show will be a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this show.

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

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 Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 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 is again back as an associate sponsor to help showcase the past, present and future of racing.

Also on tap this year will be a special autograph session. Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a meet and greet Saturday March 7 at the Dirt Track Heroes show in the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store at the Palmer Park Mall at 2:00 p.m.

All your favorites, many who are Hall of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum Dorney-Mahoning HOF, will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway.

Drivers should plan on being there by 1:30 p.m. to be registered. Please contact me Bob Snyder at bobsnyderphoto@enter.net or by phone 610-390-6718 to be added to the list.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Central Arizona Speedway Kicks off 2020 Season with ASCS Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Saturday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (January 28, 2020) – Central Arizona Speedway gets the new decade under way with a bang this Saturday night as the ASCS San Tan Ford Non-Wing Sprint Cars lift the lid on the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Casa Grande clay oval.

While the ASCS Non-Wing Sprint Cars headline Saturday night’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m., the Power 600 Micros, Pure Stocks and Bombers will be in action as well. It will be preceded by an open practice session on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with free grandstand admission and $25 pit passes.

Saturday’s season opener marks the first of a handful nights of racing activity at Central Arizona Speedway in February with the IMCA Arizona Dirt Track Tour invading Casa Grande for racing action on Sunday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 11, along with a Monday night (February 10) practice session and then a $1,000-to-win IMCA Modified tilt on Saturday, February 22.

While Joshua Shipley reigns as the ASCS San Tan Ford Non-Wing Sprint Car champion over Kyle Shipley and Dennis Gile, it was Zach Madrid topping last year’s series’ season opener at Central Arizona Speedway before Gile got a taste of CAS victory lane in October.

With the ASCS Non-Wing Sprints taking center stage, a $500 winner’s share is also up for grabs for open Power 600 Micro Sprints with Donald Comstock and Zack Tate entering the season as defending champions in the Pure Stocks and Bombers, respectively.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults is just $18 with children 11 and under admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for just $15. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 7-11 years of age.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at www.centralarizonaspeedway.com.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track set to host a six division program on February 8th

Stockton, CA - January 28, 2020...The San Joaquin County Fairgrounds located Stockton Dirt Track will give it another try on Saturday February 8th, with an action packed show headlined by non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

Also on the card are Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Dwarf Cars, Bombers and B-4’s. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will pay $2,000-to-win, Dirt Mods will be $1,500-to-win and Sport Mods are $1,000-to-win.

Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating is also putting up an extra $250 to the Bomber victor, making it an even $500-to-win. Racing will get underway around 3pm, with the front gate opening at 2. There is no muffler rule for the event. Other than that, the Winged 360’s will utilize Sprint Car Challenge Tour technical rules and are scheduled to run their A-main first in the order, with the remainder TBD.

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Stockton Dirt Track early season events

Saturday February 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Bombers, Dwarf Cars, B4’s

Saturday February 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday March 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday March 28: Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars (Asparagus Festival)

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

Midstate Basement Authorities Partners With CRSA For 2020 Season

For Immediate Release January 28th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – When the 2020 racing season goes green for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car this spring, a dedicated series sponsor will return to the CRSA family.

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. and owner Eric Leach will continue their involvement with the CRSA family in 2020. In addition to serving as an associate sponsor of the series, Midstate Basement Authorities will also continue to award the First Car Out Award at each of the CRSA events this season as they help teams out of the basement.

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. is Central New York's trusted full-service basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor; specializing in Basement Waterproofing, Water Control Systems, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Foundation/Structural Repair, Dehumidification, Concrete Leveling/Lifting, Sump Pump Systems and Shotcrete Installation. With experience dating back to the early 1980s, they know what it takes to make sure your home or business remains safe, dry, stable, and protected.

Midstate Basement Authorities have locations in Syracuse and Binghamton and serve all of Central New York. For more information on Midstate Basement Authorities, please visit them online at www.midstatebasement.com or by phone at 607-387-4825.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season schedule is currently having the final touches put on it and will be released in the coming weeks.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Bethany Speedway Adds Sprint Cars to the 2020 Weekly Schedule

Bethany Speedway held it's preseason drivers meeting to discuss rules and changes to the 2020 season this past Saturday, January 25th.

The 2020 season will not be a biweekly schedule this year so fans can schedule around some other events in the area and still be able to attend all the races. The season will kick off with back to back weekends of racing on April 25th and May 2nd. Followed by May 16th, June 6th with the Iowa Sprint Car League, June 27th, July 18th, August 1st, August 29th, The Northwest Missouri State Fair on September 6th and 7th and Championship night on September 26th.

In 2020, the Bethany Speedway staff will be turning the concession stand duties over to Sweet Baby B's food truck. Sweet Baby B's will set up every week at the races and supply fans with all kinds of tasty food and drinks.

The current classes scheduled for the regular weekly classes are tentatively, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, Emod, Pure Stock and added for the 2020 season will be the Winged Sprint Cars. Admission prices will go to $15 so we can continue to bring the fans the best racing around and include the Winged Sprint Cars.

Other adjustments are being looked at to make the racing and the entire family experience more entertaining in 2020.

 


 

Diversified, 21-Event 2020 Schedule

Set for Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 27 – From sprint cars to monster trucks, tractors and everything in between, a diversified, 21-event schedule is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2020 season.

It begins Friday night, May 1 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 3.

Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-c.i., non-wing sprint cars, featuring 14 non-sanctioned races and three sanctioned events. UMP-style modifieds will compete regularly on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval with at least 12 events, along with street stocks (12 races) and hornets (14 races).

USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week returns to Gas City for its opener on Friday night, July 24. The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series visits again on Thursday night, Sept. 24 for the third annual James Dean Classic. The popular BOSS sprint cars invade Gas City on Friday night, May 29.

Two major winged sprint car programs are scheduled on Saturday nights, with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions returning to Gas City after an absence of approximately two decades on Saturday night, May 16.

After an exciting race in 2019, the Sprints on Dirt series returns on Saturday night, Aug. 8 as part of a winged and non-wing sprint car doubleheader.

Non-wing sprints will also have a doubleheader on Friday night, Aug. 21 in the “Race Odyssey 20/20,” staging twin 20-lap features.

Midget racing is also well represented. The speedway will host round two of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Series’ Indiana Midget Week on Wednesday night, June 3. The newly created USAC Midget Cup Series, which features open midgets, USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 midgets and 1,000cc mini sprints, is set for May 22 and Oct. 2. USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 midgets will also compete on June 19, July 10, Aug. 8 and Sept. 11, and the newly branded Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets (nee UMRA) round out the midgets’ appearances on May 16 and July 17.

New events include the inaugural Gas City Power Pull sanctioned by the Indiana Pulling League on Saturday night, Sept. 19. It features various classes of trucks and tractors.

The popular “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills” is set for Saturday night, Aug. 15. It features monster trucks, school bus races, a mini-van demo derby, a rollover contest, trailer races, a hornet feature and more.

The second annual Fall Festival of Speed featuring 11 divisions will conclude the season on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.

Other classes in action during the year include IMCA 305 RaceSaver winged sprint cars and winged and non-wing outlaw 600cc micro sprints. Lightning/mini-sprints (1,000cc) will be allowed to compete with the USAC Midget Cup and USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 events.

Popular in Western Ohio, the Dirt Track Truck Series featuring four-cylinder Ford and Chevy pickup trucks returns for two events.

“It’s a diverse menu of great racing,” said Jerry Gappens, track promoter.

Gappens will also incorporate his signature intermission entertainment for event nights, including a “Faster Pastor” school bus race, a “Battle of the Badges” featuring first responders racing, plus fun theme nights with human bubble ball, kids’ coin and candy scrambles, toss-the-helmet events, 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 and finishing the programs in a timely fashion.”

Although fans should check the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com for the latest news and updates, the races typically begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights and 7 p.m. for Saturday shows. The complete schedule is posted on the speedway’s website.

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

 

SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED
January 25, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2020 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 2019 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A large number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash was 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 2019 season.

The Sweeney RUSH Late Models had events at 23 different speedways in 2019 with over 350 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or tour events. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars completed year two number with growing car counts and more participation. Year six for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified season saw more cars participate than any other year. The Sweeney Pro Stocks continued in year five of their Weekly Series, while the fourth year Sweeney Pro Mods again produced great racing at Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways on a weekly basis.

Crowned 2019 Sweeney Late Model champions were Jeremy Wonderling-Touring Series, Max Blair-National Weekly Series and "Summer Chase", Jakob Piper-"Futures Cup", and Chad Sines-Wheelman Bonus Event Challenge Series. In the Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars, Chad Ruhlman captured the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series crown again, while his son Kevin won the inaugural "Futures Cup" title. In the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, it was Garrett Krummert again taking both the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly & Touring Series titles, while David Kalb, Jr. won the Hovis "Futures Cup" and Cameron Nastasi the "Wheelman". Dennis Lunger, Jr. won the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series Championship once again. Tyler Dietz captured the Sweeney Pro Stock title for the second straight year.

All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, large championship checks thanks to Ontime Body & Graphic, inscribed RUSH championship jackets, and Hoosier championship jackets

Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, NY edged out Touring Series newcomer Kyle Lukon to earn the $5,000 Tour title for the second time in three years of trying. Wonderling started the year off strong at the "Battle of the Bay" presented by Wehrs Machine finishing in the top 11 all three nights against a fields of 40-53 cars each night. Wonderling returned home and went on a tear winning three straight Tour races in his home state. Wonderling had a tough stretch with four finishes of 12th or worse in a five-race span; however, his runner-up in the finale at Lernerville for the second straight year allowed him to cop the title- this time by one over Lukon, whose three wins at Pittsburgh were worth $18,800!

Max Blair left Saturday's banquet once again as RUSH's top point fund earner garnering $9,000. 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 Performance Summer Chase titles for the Late Model division. In addition, Blair finished eighth in the Touring Series thanks to six wins and two runner-ups as he knocked down $27,250 in those eight starts.

The third generation racer led the way with 18 wins with those coming at seven different tracks. Blair finished in the top five in all 26 races he competed in! The 30-year-old Centerville, Pa. driver's $5,000 National Weekly Series Championship was his fifth in seven years also winning in 2013, 2015-2016, 2018. His $3,000 Summer Chase title was also his fifth in seven years as he also won titles in 2013 and now four straight years from 2016 on!

In his fourth year of trying, Jakob Piper became the latest to enshrine his name as a "Futures Cup" Champion. He was able to record top 10 finishes at five different speedways including, but really made a statement at his home track, Winchester. There he was able to record eight top 5s and an impressive 14 top 10s in 15 starts. He also picked up a win on June 8. Piper earned $500 for his "Futures Cup" efforts alone joining past champs Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Michael Lake, Eric Wilson, Clinton Hersh, Wyatt Scott, Devin Brannon, and David Pangrazio.

In his second year on the Touring Series, Chad Sines finished 12th in points and won his first "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. The Orwell, Ohio driver won two of the non-qualifier races including the $400 one at the "Bill Hendren Memorial" and the finale at Lernerville that propelled him to the $300 title.

In addition to the above point funds, the top five in RUSH member points at each of the 14 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 in 2018 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. Ruhlman won the inaugural title thanks to 15 victories; and even though he didn't win as much in 2019, he was still the driver to beat. The Erie, Pa. racer captured 10 wins in route to his second straight $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title. His son, Kevin, meanwhile beat out Nolan Groves to win the inaugural $300 "Futures Cup" championship. It was quite the year for the first year Sprint Car driver as he finished in the top 5 at six of the seven tracks he raced at. All told, Kevin had 8 top 5s and 12 top 10s. His best finish was a third at Genesee, Pittsburgh, and Sharon.

In 2018, Garrett Krummert simply wanted to race more thus was why he decided to team up with Jerry Schaffer in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in route to their championship. And while the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. racer continued to focus his efforts on the Big-Block Modifieds in 2019, Krummert was spot on every time the #10s hit the track. In 15 races, Krummert never finished worse than fourth. He won a total of six times including three at Sharon and three at Pittsburgh with three of those wins coming in Tour races. At the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" Tour race at Pittsburgh, Krummert won a record $2,200 along with another $600 in contingencies. Krummert earned $3,800 in championship monies, and joins Greg Martin as the only repeat Weekly Series Champions and the only driver to win multiple Tour Championships.

All young racers strive to improve each year. And that's something David Kalb, Jr. has certainly done each of his three years in the RUSH Sportsman Mods. In 2017, the go-kart standout finished fourth in the Futures Cup, 17th in Weekly, and 19th in Touring. In 2018, he finished second in the Futures Cup, tied for 14th in Weekly, and was 11th in Touring. The 2019 season was another improvement for the 17-year-old Aurora, Ohio racer as he recorded seven top 10 finishes including a pair of fourths at Raceway 7 and a pair of fifth at Sharon, which would propel him to 13th in Weekly, 10th in Touring, but more importantly the "Futures Cup" crown. Kalb also added two wins in the "Wheelman" Series races at Sharon.

Speaking of the "Wheelman", thanks to Ohio Intra Express, C&R Tire, and Sharon Speedway, a non-winners race was held nightly in 2019 for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Cameron Nastasi competed in all 11 races with three top 5s including a victory on August 3. The 21-year-old Hubbard, Ohio driver earned an additional $300 from RUSH for his "Wheelman" championship.

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 and 2019 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 for both years at Stateline. Lunger was again the top winner in the Pro Mods at six and never finished worse than fourth all season long. Those statistics allowed the 51-year-old Albion, Pa. racer to easily become the $3,500 Weekly Series Champion for the third straight year.

For the second straight year, Tyler Dietz garnered the RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Championship. The 30-year-old Saxonburg, Pa. driver had an impressive stat line with 11 podium finishes in 13 starts at Lernerville including four wins. In addition, for the first time Dietz earned the Lernerville track championship- something he had dreamed of since growing up as a child at Lernerville.

The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The Series' major sponsors, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, and Bonnell's Rod Shop were each recognized with a special appreciation plaque for their continued support of the Series. Also, new marketing partner, Zarin Truck & Automotive, was awarded a sponsorship appreciation plaque for his presenting sponsorship of the new "$500 Club" in addition to presenting the "Jook George Steel City Classic". His son Logan was in his second year of RUSH racing and competed on the Tour as well weekly at Pittsburgh. He finished sixth in Tour points along with fifth in both RUSH member points at Pittsburgh and in the "Futures Cup".

Rueben Schwartz was awarded the 2019 RUSH "Car Owner of the Year". Schwartz has been involved with Dennis Lunger, Jr. since 2003 first as a sponsor then transitioned to a car owner in 2006. The duo had prior success in the RUSH Late Model division before focusing on the RUSH Pro Mod. Lunger won his third straight $3,500 Pro Mod Weekly Series title and has won 28 RUSH-sanctioned Pro Mod events during that stretch. Schwartz's wife Kim passed away in October and Lunger has been really struggling of late with medical issues and wasn't able to attend the banquet. Schwartz gave an emotional, heartfelt speech imploring attendees to stop and appreciate their time with their loved ones before it's too late.

Three "Miles Traveled" awards were doled out. When the RUSH Late Model Tour kicked off last April at the "Battle of the Bay", three young racers ranging in age from 16 to 22 would begin a journey that would take them to 14 different speedways in five states and a Canadian province. Although they all had various types of racing experience under their belts, nothing compared to the journey they embarked on. With a strong family bond and their parents by their side, Ryan Frazee, Braeden Dillinger, and Michael Duritsky, Jr. took on the Tour. All three live in southwest Pennsylvania and fulfilled their commitment of following the Tour to all 16 events. This included a trip to the East Coast during the "Battle of the Bay", three trips to New York, and most impressively a trip to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway. The Quebec adventure was roughly a 1400-mile, 22-hour roundtrip for each of these racers!

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2020 season, which will be a historic season. The RUSH Late Model Touring Series point fund will nearly double with $12,000 going to the champion. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series point fund for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will increase by 36% with $3,500 going to the champion. Raceway 7 will run a bi-weekly schedule of events on Friday night. There will also be a $2,500 "Route 7 Rumble" point fund presented by Wedge Motorsports for the Raceway 7 and Sharon RUSH Mod events. The RUSH Sprint Cars will have a strong schedule of events and the RUSH Pro Mods will see events at new venues in 2020. Ken Potter photographed the event.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Top 12 Driver Points: 1. Jeremy Wonderling 1241 2. Kyle Lukon 1240 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1201 4. Braeden Dillinger 1171 5. Ryan Frazee 1143 6. Logan Zarin 1091 7. Bill Kessler 1047 8. Max Blair 866 9. Jason Genco 787 10. Kyle Murray 765 11. Chad Sines 702 12. John Waters 681.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. Max Blair 1344 2. Logan Roberson 1334 3. Matt Hill 1333 4. Jeremy Wonderling 1330 5. Chad Homan 1329 6. Darrell Bossard & Matt Latta 1326 8. Kyle Zimmerman 1322 9. Jason Genco 1314 10. Kurt Stebbins 1309 11. Scott Gurdak 1307 12. Sparky White 1306 13. Darren Alvey 1305 14. Derek Magee 1299 15. Dale Hollidge 1298 16. Devin Brannon 1297 17. Chris Fleming 1285 18. Jason Knowles 1282 19. J.J. Mazur 1280 20. Ben Policz 1279 21. John Waters & Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1278 23. Jimmy Johnson & David Pangrazio 1275 25. Breyton Santee 1274 26 Jakob Piper & Joe Warren 1271 28. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 1270 29. Chuck Bowie 1268 30. Damian Bidwell & Tyler Reed 1267 32. Ward Schell 1265 33. Kevan Cook 1261 34. Dale Caswell & Brian Knowles 1259 36. John Mollick & Sam Pennacchio 1252 38. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 39. Brett Belden 1250 40. Levi Crowl 1249.

2019 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Late Model Top 10 Points: 1. Max Blair 114.65 2. Darrell Bossard 112.7 3. Matt Latta 111.28 4. Scott Gurdak 110.57 5. Kyle Zimmerman 110.31 6. Chad Homan 110.29 7. Jason Genco 110.09 8. Devin Brannon 109.83 9. Sparky White 109.79 10. Matt Hill 109.

2019 Late Model "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Jakob Piper 1271 2. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 3. Kyle Murray 1246 4. Ryan Frazee 1223 5. Logan Zarin 1212 6. Max Hill 1194 7. Jacob Peterson 1166.

2019 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Late Model Champion: Chad Sines 480.

2019 Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Chad Ruhlman 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1310 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1280 5. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 6. Brandon Blackshear 1243 7. Shawn Smith 1227 8. Andy Feil 1208 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1194 12. Dave Hawkins 1185 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1171 15. Tyler Powell 1142 16. Brian Ruhlman 959 17. Nolan Groves 850 18. Brandon Hawkins 775 19. John Mollick 763 20. Scott Hawkins 673.

2019 RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 2. Nolan Groves 850.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 1326 2. Rob Kristyak & Chas Wolbert 1326 4. Kole Holden 1296 5. Tony Tatgenhorst 1263 6. Jim Rasey 1255 7. Josh Deems 1237 8. Chelsie Kriegisch 1199 9. Kyle Martell 1189 10. Jacob Jordan 1183 11. Gary Haupt 1175 12. Jessica Kriegisch 1172 13. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 14. Greg Porter 1154 15. Amelia Clay 1132 16. Clayton Deems 1131 17. Cameron Nastasi 1125 18. Preston Cope 1109 19. Calvin Clay 1107 20. Jacob Wolfe 939.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 588 2. Jim Rasey 557 3. Rob Kristyak 548 4. Chas Wolbert 538 5. Kole Holden 535 6. Kyle Martell 503 7. Jacob Jordan 483 8. Greg Porter 482 9. Tony Tatgenhorst 441 10. David Kalb, Jr. 323.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Points: 1. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 2. Nathen McDowell 701.

2019 RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Top 5 Points: 1. Cameron Nastasi 995 2. Amelia Clay 993 3. Tony Tatgenhorst 913 4. Clayton Deems 909 5. Greg Porter 869.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1321 2. Chad Carlson 1294 3. Adam Ashcroft 1293 4. Nate Hartzell 1246 5. C.J. Irons 1235 6. Vaughn Nystrom & Jarrod Silvis 1187 8. Brian Mohawk 1182 9. Michael Johnstone 1175 10. Nick Mohawk 1088 11. Scott Gurdak 1053 12. Steve Dixon 936 13. Justin Carlson 693 14. Jeramy Williams 492.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Points: 1. Tyler Dietz 1310 2. Corey McPherson 1300 3. Ryan Moyer 1285 4. Jason Fontaine & Joey Zambotti III 1255 6. Mike Bordt 1210 7. Brett McDonald 1203 8. Terry Young 1189 9. Chase Lambert 1185 10. Dale Tuche 1179.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

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

 

 

Sams LaMountain Racing Finalizing Preparation for First Season on Road With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2020) - The start of a huge season for Danny Sams III is less than three weeks away.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver will kick off the 2020 campaign Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s before he heads west to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I'm excited to see what we can do," he said. "I feel like it's going to be epic."

Sams III said the team has been working diligently toward remodeling the race trailer in an effort to create the proper setup for hitting the road.

"It will have more living space and be more efficient," he said. "We want it to be able to have more supplies and spares."

The primary car is ready to start the season and a backup is prepared. However, the team has a new chassis en route that will be built to become the backup car.

"We're working hard to finish everything before the start of the season," Sams III said. "I've ran the King of the 360s at East Bay the last three years and have run mini sprints during the event as well. It's a great way to test our equipment and make sure everything is functioning and that we have a great understanding of the cars to be more prepared for the ASCS National Tour season."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Cisney Welcomes Valley Supply, Inc., Back as Primary Partner on Heels of Career-Best Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Jan. 27, 2020) - Dylan Cisney Racing will adorn Valley Supply, Inc., as its primary partner for the second straight season in 2020.

"Last year was a great year for myself and our team," Cisney said. "I was glad to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and Valley Supply with us for it and we're excited to have them back for 2020. I'm also excited to see them helping out the sprint car community. They are doing a Valley Supply Night at Port Royal Speedway on May 2."

Valley Supply, Inc., 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.

"I've been a sprint car fan since 1988," Valley Supply, Inc., President Harvey Sipe Jr. said. "I see Dylan having what it takes to be one of the top-notch drivers in the area if not the country. The thing about Dylan is he is well-spoken. He always thanks the race fans and mentions our company and does a great job with it. He handles himself well and with that being said his potential really has no ceiling. He is going to do well for himself."

Cisney doubled his career sprint car win total by earning a trio of victories last year. He previously netted one triumph in each of three different seasons. Cisney also finished the 2019 season with eight top fives and a career-best 25 top 10s. Two of his wins came at Port Royal Speedway, where he tied a career-best points finish of second.

The team plans on a similar schedule in 2020, kicking off the action on Feb. 22 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Icebreaker 30.

"Last year we wanted to race more and I think we got 54 races in," Cisney said. "The added racing improved our team and that showed in our results. We're aiming for pretty much the same plan in 2020 thanks in large part to our great sponsors, such as Valley Supply."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 22 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Supply, Inc.

Valley Supply, Inc., 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 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 would also like to thank Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV and Lincoln Speedway Renew Partnership for 2020 Season and Beyond

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Jan. 27, 2020) - The 2020 season is approximately a month away from beginning at Lincoln Speedway, which continues its partnership with Speed Shift TV by inking a multi-year agreement with the premiere streaming network.

The leading live streaming company will showcase live video from almost every race at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Abbottstown, Pa. More than 30 nights of action are on tap, including the 17th annual Weldon Sterner Memorial, two Pennsylvania Speedweek shows, the Hank Gentzler Memorial, the Bob Leiby Memorial and the Dirt Nationals among numerous other marquee events.

Opening Day for the Icebreaker 30 is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, with a rain date set for the following day.

The featured divisions at Lincoln Speedway are 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars with other select divisions and series visiting the track.

All of the races broadcast via Speed Shift TV will be a part of the VIP subscription, which offers access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

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 400 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.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Welcomes Shane Stewart to Team for DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2020) - Winged sprint car veteran Shane Stewart is joining Sides Motorsports next week during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard.

Stewart and team owner Jason Sides will both compete during all three nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

"We're excited to have Shane with the team and hope we can have both cars running up front throughout the weekend," Sides said. "Shane has proven himself as a winner and we're confident he can be competitive from the start."

Stewart captured his first career win at the half-mile track during the DIRTcar Nationals opener last year. He enters the trio of Outlaws races with 34 career victories with the series. Stewart, who was the 2005 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, placed a career-best second in the Outlaws championship standings in 2015.

Sides has also been victorious at Volusia Speedway Park, where he scored a triumph in 2011. He has earned at least one top 10 during the DIRTcar Nationals in 12 of the last 13 years.

"Volusia is a big, wide and fast track," he said. "It's key to qualify well so that you put yourself in a good position for the heat race, which can then line you up for success during the rest of the night. I'm confident that both Shane and I can be fast out of the box."

The DIRTcar Nationals represents the only current races this season with Stewart behind the wheel of a Sides Motorsports entry. Tim Kaeding is slated to return to part-time action with the team for the third straight year once the World of Outlaws hit the West Coast in March.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard

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, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway

Honors Its 2019 Champions

And Other Award Winners

MARION, Ind., Jan. 26 — Approximately 125 people watched as Gas City I-69 Speedway Promoter Jerry Gappens presented checks and trophies to the track’s 2019 champions Saturday night at the quarter-mile dirt oval’s awards banquet at the Eventfully Yours event center here. It was the culmination of a successful season that saw more than $425,000 distributed in prize money at the Grant County motorsports facility.

Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. was honored as the track’s sprint car champion for 2019, duplicating a feat he achieved in 2010. He won an amazing seven of the 14 regular non-wing sprint car features at Gas City in 2019, equaling a modern-day record. A total of 105 drivers earned points in the division.

“Gas City is home,” said Meseraull, 38, a native of San Jose, Calif. “I’ve done a lot of laps at Gas City. It’s always been good to me. I had a lot of good people behind me.”

The top-five drivers in four divisions received trophies and point-fund money, while those finishing sixth through tenth were recognized with trophies.

Tyler Hewitt of Marion finished second in the final sprint car point standings for 2019 after placing third in 2018. Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. was third in the 2019 final point standings, while Scotty Weir of Marion finished fourth. The 2018 champion, Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., placed fifth.

Finishing sixth through tenth were Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind.; Rookie of the Year Brayden Clark, age 16, of Tipton, Ind.; Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City; Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and Tim Creech of Indianapolis.

Meseraull used two cars to win the title, and both of his car owners were honored. Six of his victories came in a car fielded by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., while the other came in a car owned by Don Whitney of Davison, Mich. Engine builder David Stensland of Monroeville, Ind. was also honored as the Engine Builder of the Year.

“Tom [Eades] brought out a nice car and brand-new tires, and from the get-go it was ‘game on;’ I could just hop in the car and go,” Meseraull added.

Scott Orr, 46, of Columbia City, Ind. earned his fourth Gas City modified championship in 2019 and also took the modified car owner championship. Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio was second in the driver standings. Andy Bishop of Gas City, who also earned the track’s street stock championship, finished third in the modified division. Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. placed fourth. Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind. finished fifth in the championship and was also the division’s Rookie of the Year.

Jessica Sroufe of Huntington, Ind. was sixth. The champion’s brother, Aaron Orr of Columbia City, placed seventh. Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.; Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio, and Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind., rounded out the top 10.

Bishop won the street stock championship in the Thompson Trucking No. 14, so the 42-year-old driver was honored with the drivers’ championship trophy in that division and Sam Thompson of Marion took the car owners’ trophy.

“Races are won in the garage,” Bishop said in thanking his car owner and crew. “My job was easy because they did their jobs so well.”

Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. finished second in the driver point standings. Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. was third and he was also the street stock Rookie of the Year. Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. finished fourth in the driver standings and Ervin Turner of Marion placed fifth.

Sixth through tenth were David Norman of Poneto, Ind.; Chris Tippit of DeMotte, Ind.; J.J. Nordman of Columbia City; Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind., and Cale Ramey of Muncie.

James Headley Jr., 19, of Wabash, Ind. won the hornet driver championship in a car owned by his father, James Headley of Marion, who also placed fourth in the hornet driver standings. The pair takes delight in beating each other on the track in a true family effort.

Two drivers from Columbia City, Jacob Beard and Randy Brommer, placed second and third. Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind. was fifth behind Headley and won the hornet Rookie of the Year award.

Brad Evans of LaFontaine, Ind.; Joey Eastes Jr. of Fairmont, Ind.; Jesses Arenas of Marion; Stevie Clark of Galveston, Ind. and Donnie Huddleston of Converse, Ind. finished sixth through 10 in the hornet driver point standings.

Eli Kaikko of Indy Racing Images of Noblesville, Ind., was honored with the 2019 Media Award.

The Ambassador of the Year Award went to flagman Mark Orr of Hartford City, Ind. In addition to his flagging duties, he brought the second-biggest marketing partner to the track last year in the United Auto Workers.

Dalton Bishop, 19, of Gas City, Andy’s son, received the Sportsmanship Award for his efforts in organizing a “pass-the-helmet” fund-raising effort to raise money for the burial expenses of a 10-year-old girl from Gas City who was tragically murdered last summer. Those efforts raised nearly $1,000, and the track contributed additional funds too.

The track’s 2020 schedule will be released on Monday and posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on social media through @GasCitySpeedway on Twitter and Instagram, and GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas on Facebook.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA IMPRESSES IN CHILI BOWL DEBUT – SPRINT CARS NEXT ON THE AGENDA

(Chino, CA, January 25, 2020) Rising Chino Hills, California racing star Eddie Tafoya Jr. made a favorable impression in his midget racing debut at last week’s 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through two-nights of action on the tight Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, the newcomer stayed out of trouble and moved forward in three of his four races.

Pitted against an intimidating field comprised of 358 other drivers from various disciplines of racing including NASCAR and Indy Cars, the 22-year-old wheeled the A.J. Felker owned Specialty Fasteners FSC/Esslinger at the event that drew nearly 90,000 fans. After a Monday afternoon practice, Tafoya took his first competitive laps in a midget in the Wednesday night preliminary show. The 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series “Rookie of the Year,” started sixth in his eight-lap heat race and finished eighth. It was the only time he did not move forward during his initial Chili Bowl adventure.

The heat race finish put Tafoya in one of the night’s C mains. This time he caught the eye of pit siders starting 10th and advancing four positions to finish sixth. Unfortunately, the race was only 12-laps and he ran out of time before he could get to one of the transfer spots.

For Saturday’s finale, Tafoya found himself in one of the K features early in the day. He started seventh in the 10-lapper and advanced one spot forward to book a ticket into one of the J features.

The J feature proved to be the event newcomer’s best outing of the week. Against a tougher field, handsome Tafoya started dead last in the 15-car lineup and he was headed for a transfer to one of the I features. He passed six-cars and was up to ninth, but once again, “Father Time” worked against him as the race was only 10-laps and he finished shy of the advancing positions. However, it was a fitting way to close his first Chili Bowl with another forward performance that met with the approval of many longtime race watchers.

With his first midget experience behind him, Tafoya will now concentrate on getting back to the friendly confines of his silver #51 sprint car for the opening of the 2020 season. His first race will be in the USAC Southwest Series “Steve Stroud Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona on February 14 and 15. He will return to the same Arizona oval for the “Spring Showcase” with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on March 6 and 7.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for backing him in last year’s run to the Rookie of the Year Crown. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance and Sprint Car Driving Experience.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES TO HOST DORNEY PARK-MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY AUTOGRAPH SESSION MARCH 7 AT PALMER PARK MALL

Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a Meet & Greet Saturday, March 7 at 2 PM at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

The 13th edition of this popular auto racing event will open Friday, March 6 and continue through Sunday, March 8. Event activities will take place at the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store in the Palmer Park Mall.

Many of your favorite drivers, many who are Hall Of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum and Dorney-Mahoning Hall of Fame will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway. Drivers, Owners even race officials from Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley (past and present) are asked to contact Bob Snyder at bobsnydersphoto@enter.net or phone him at 610-390-6718 to register.

A busy schedule of events is in the planning stages for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes show fast approaching, race car registration forms are flowing in along with vendor and sponsor commitments. “During the show planning the name that kept coming up was Doug Hoffman”, stated event organizer Justin Beltrame. “The support we get each year from Dorney Park, Nazareth, Flemington and other tracks, made it feel like the perfect fit to Doug Hoffman,” noted Beltrame.

Associate sponsor IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is back on-board for 2020. The 2020 event is also dedicated to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this very popular show.

With the blessing from new Mahoning Valley Speedway promotor and bother Keith, Beltrame and team are in full swing to honor the local legend on both the Dirt and Asphalt that was taken from us too soon. The Tri-State historical group has confirmed that the Hoffman restored car will be in attendance all weekend long and will move to the center of the main stage for the tribute. There will also be other Hoffman memorabilia on hand for the special event. Former competitors are welcome to join the discussion and share stories about Doug on Sunday as we honor him.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

As noted Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg &amp; Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Series Champions Highlight DIRTcar Nationals Field at Volusia

As many as eight former champs expected to race at World’s Fastest Half-Mile

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 24, 2020 – The 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is just over a week away, affording the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series superstars a chance to make final preparations before the Series races four nights during the two-week event at The World’s Fastest Half Mile.

The event itself runs Feb. 4-15 and includes World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (Feb. 7-9), All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (Feb. 5-6), the Super DIRTcar Series (Feb. 11-15), DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (Feb. 4-10) and DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 10-11), with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models competing Feb. 12-15.

Of the 42 completed World of Outlaws Late Model Series races at Volusia, 2004 Series champion Scott Bloomquist leads all drivers in wins with six, his first coming in 2004. 2015 Series champion Shane Clanton is tied with two-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard for second-most with five; 2005 champion Billy Moyer and four-time Series champion Josh Richards follow with four and 2007 champion Steve Francis has three.

Every driver coming into the venue knows the score. Sheppard currently holds a slim point lead after the first three races at Vado Speedway Park, riding on three-straight runner-up finishes. The Rocket-Shepp has not won a World of Outlaws race since his trip to Victory Lane at Sharon Speedway last August, where he completed an exciting pass for the lead on Ricky Weiss coming to the white flag to win the 25-lap preliminary Feature.

But Volusia has been Rocket1 Racing’s playground in recent visits. Sheppard has won the last five World of Outlaws Features held at the half-mile, going back to the final race of the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals. Last year, he swept the competition of 50+ entrants to win all four Morton Buildings Features and win his first Big Gator trophy as the only Late Model driver in event history to win four consecutive Features.

This year, Sheppard already has drivers knocking on his door for company, both atop the points standings and in Victory Lane. Weiss, Chris Madden and Cade Dillard have already won races in Vado and surround Sheppard in points, occupying spots two, three and four. Dillard, in fourth place, sits only 16 points back of Sheppard.

Additionally, several other contenders are expected to make an appearance at Volusia to spoil the Outlaws’ party. Headlining will be the most recent Late Model winner at the facility, Kyle Bronson. Killer swept the DIRTcar Pro Late Model competition of 40+ entrants, winning all three races in the division to become the inaugural DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals championship.

Other big non-Outlaw names expected to be in attendance include (but are not limited to) Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Brian Shirley, Kent Robinson, Brandon Overton and Jimmy Owens.

Joining the Outlaws on the racing card for all four nights will be the Big Block Modifieds from the Super DIRTcar Series. Hot Laps are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on all four nights.

Tickets to the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale now, including camping, packages and pit passes.

If you can’t make the trip south to see the racing spectacle in person, catch all 12 nights of action from Volusia Speedway Park live from the comfort of your home with a Fast Pass Subscription to DIRTVision.

 

 

DAYTONA PARTY: SLOT CAR RACING & SNOCROSS

LOUDON, NH: Kick off the 2020 racing season at the North East Motor Sports Museum on Saturday February 15th with free food and fun at our annual Daytona Party. The party starts at noon and runs until the end of the NASCAR Xfinity 300 which will be shown on our new 12x10 big screen! The party is free for museum members and kids under 12. If you’re not a member become one the day of the event or pay $10 for entry. Members, please bring your member cards for entry.

For one day only the 60 foot slot car drag strip returns to the museum for guests to test their reaction time and claim bragging rights. The slot car drag strip features a working christmas tree starting light, so don’t red light! In addition to the drag strip the museum slot car oval will be zooming with many makes and models of cars.

Also don’t forget to put the pedal to the metal on our iRacing Simulator. The simulator features 274 tracks and 102 cars. Rev up a midget car at the Chili Bowl or see how fast a NASCAR Cup car can go at Daytona. The simulator allows you to put any car on any track. On display as well will be two karts from Route 106 Race Park. Learn how you can go kart racing in 2020 at the party.

Giveaway prizes return to the party and will feature NASCAR die cast, memorabilia and free tickets to the NASCAR Modified and Xfinity doubleheader at NHMS in July. See new cars that have rolled into the museum such as the Richie Evans #61 Ghost Rider Modified or the wild 1940 Packard that drove from Peking China to Paris France in 36 days that was built in NH. Enjoy and explore our 25+ race cars and motorcycles and hundreds of artifacts.

Once things cool off at the museum the action heats up at the NHMS Flat Track directly behind the museum. For the first time The Flat Track will hold a snowmobile event featuring the Eastern Snocross Tour Championship starting at 4:30pm. For tickets and more info visit the NHMS website.

A variety of food will be served at noon so don’t be late! Join us on February 15th to enjoy the museum and talk racing with fellow friends and fans. Click here to get your tickets now or call 603-783-0183. All proceeds help support the museums mission of preserving and educating individuals about the history of motor racing in New England and the Northeast.

About: The North East Motor Sports Museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened on June 10, 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

 

NEBRASKA DIRT

A Century of Racing in the Cornhusker State 1901-1999

When you think of the things Nebraska has produced at a level of sustained excellence, corn, cows and insurance companies are usually the first items mentioned. But for its size, the Cornhusker state has developed more than its share of outstanding racers since the first motorized wheel was turned in competition in 1901. King Rhiley and Noel Bullock carried their rivalry from the dusty county fairgrounds, all the way up Pikes Peak and back in the 1920s, while midget racers, Ronney Householder and Carl Forberg, led the charge through the Great Depression. Gordie Shuck and Andy Anderson restarted things in the 1950s while Lloyd Beckman, Willie Hecke and Joe Saldana grew into national stars in the 1960s. Transplants, Jan Opperman and Don Maxwell turned Nebraska into a destination, and then Jim Schuman and Sam Briscoe invented 360 sprints while Roger Rager built a school bus that qualified for the Indy 500. Pretty good for acres of corn, a bunch of cows, a group of underwriters and a lot of dirt!

A new book from Fastrack Publishing, Nebraska Dirt, a Century of Racing in the Cornhusker State 1901-1999, covers all those heroes with Husker ties and many more in a 200-page hardbound volume written by Bob Mays and featuring more than 300 photos. It is priced at $49.95 plus $10.00 for shipping and handling from Fastrack Publishing, 5220 N. 10th St., Lincoln, NE 68521, 402-416-4110, email: catsracin@yahoo.com. Credit card orders can be processed through the High Banks Hall of Fame and Museum, in Belleville, KS, 785-527-2526, email: highbanksmuseum@nckcn.com. Other fine organizations where it can be purchased are the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, IA, 641-842-6176, and the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, 402-323-3166.

 

 

Taylor Hopeful Chili Bowl Outing Opens Doors During 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2020) - The results for Zac Taylor during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire might not look impressive on paper, but for the young Wyoming driver the week inside the River Spirit Expo Center yielded a lot of important contacts that might shape his 2020 season.

"Our racing didn't yield great results, but I got to make a lot of new friends and possible partnerships that could help 2020 be a great season," he said.

With approximately 350 entries, the Chili Bowl field was split into five qualifying nights beginning on Monday, Jan. 13, before the event concluded last Saturday. Taylor's preliminary night was Tuesday.

"The car was a rocket when it was on all four wheels," said Taylor, who was driving for Todd Henry. "You have to have laps there to get comfortable running the bottom. I had a lot of guys who race for a living in my heat, so to finish fourth to them was nothing to hang my head over."

The Chili Bowl format awards points for where a driver finishes and how many cars were passed. Taylor's heat race performance put him in a qualifier, in which he charged from 10th to a seventh-place finish. That relegated him to the B Main, in which he raced to an 11 th-place result.

"I was running second in the B Main and a guy slid me, got into me a little and I had to check up," he said. "I thought he would stay up top and when I went into the next corner on the bottom he was there and that pretty much ended our night."

Taylor was in an H Main on Saturday, but a mistake on the berm dropped him to a 13th-place finish.

"I just made too many mistakes on the berm," he said. "I got greedy and it cost us. I normally run the bottom, but the berm at the Chili Bowl is nothing like we have raced on before. I needed to move up a little and not get the front wheel over the berm so I could carry speed through the corners and not have to brake so hard."

Things are looking up for Taylor, who earned the 2019 Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series championship in his first year of driving a non-wing sprint car and who guided Henry's midget to a fourth-place finish in the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association standings.

"My dad and I were talking and I think we need to get to Indiana and race a midget more," he said. "After talking to some people at the Chili Bowl, that opportunity may come about. We could take the sprint car along to get even more races in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (2); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 11 (5).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - H Main: 13 (3).

UP NEXT -

March 26 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the 7th annual Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

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"SuperClean helped us out a lot during the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "We had our car on display at their booth, which gave us a lot of exposure. Despite a disappointing performance on the track I am still very grateful for Todd Henry putting me in an amazing car and making sure I'm safe, my parents, family and friends and all of my fans who came by to talk and supported me through Facebook, and Austin Ervine for helping on the car."

Taylor would also like to thank Smith Titanium, Vahlco Racing Wheels, Pitt Stop Signs & Graphix, USA Performance Racing Engines and Advanced Racing Suspensions.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Showcasing USCS Series Winter Heat Weekend at Hendry County Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Jan. 23, 2020) - The national slate for the USCS Series gets underway the first weekend in February when Hendry County Motorsports Park hosts a doubleheader.

The oval in Clewiston, Fla., features the 360ci winged sprint car series on Feb. 7-8 and Speed Shift TV will be on site to live stream the two-day show under the VIP subscription banner.

A VIP subscription provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

The Hendry County Motorsports Park doubleheader will be the first two nights of the Winter Heat Series, which encompasses the first 10 nights of the season for the USCS Series over the course of six weeks.

The series also visits Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Ga., on Feb. 21-22; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Feb. 28; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 29; Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on March 6-7; and North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 13-14 as part of Winter Heat.

Veteran Danny Smith captured the opening night at Hendry County Motorsports Park last season, extending his winning streak to an impressive 45 years in a row.

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/

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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.

 

 

ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust returns as fast time sponsor at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 23, 2020…The Placerville Speedway is proud to welcome back ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust as official fast time sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division for the upcoming 2020 season.
The Winged 360 Sprint Car fast qualifier will go home with $100 cash at all 15 weekly championship events. ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust owner Ken Short has been around the track for several years and is a sponsor of numerous cars that compete at the facility, in addition to being on the pit crew for Placerville Speedway regular CJ Humphreys.

ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust has also been fast time sponsor with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour since it started in 2017.

“We’re definitely excited to help out once again at Placerville Speedway and are happy to sponsor fast time for the eighth year in a row,” Short commented. “I pretty much grew up at the track and we sponsor a lot of the cars that compete out there, so it’s really a natural fit for our company. It’s been great to see the track come back to life and continue growing each year. What Scott and Kami have done with the facility, the payouts and the track has been pretty special. We are all looking forward to a great season.”

ADCO Driveline has been building and repairing drivelines for nearly 40 years. Founded in 1974, it was purchased in 1980 by Rich Lyman. Ken Short managed the shop for several years before purchasing it with his wife, Theresa, in 2007. Ken, a Ponderosa High School graduate, was born and raised in Placerville. He spent 11 years at Midas, managing for 8 of those years repairing and servicing brakes, exhaust and suspension. He then worked for SPD in Rancho Cordova, where he ran their tube bending operation and participated in exhaust design.

Ken brought these skills to ADCO Driveline, where he saw an opportunity to fulfill his dreams of owning and operating his own shop. For more information visit http://www.adcodriveline.com/

The 2020 season at Placerville Speedway opens on Saturday March 7th when the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network returns for the first time since 2012. Also on hand during the night will be the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. To purchase tickets for the “Gold Strike Stampede” visit https://www.universe.com/events/2020-lucas-oil-ascs-sprint-car-dirt-series-gold-strike-stampede-tickets-placerville-28QHGZ?fbclid=IwAR2945jR6y8Jn4jbYlWvEBBIDTVOVwpKAFX5XoKmHbU_Xh0036tVnkh0FVo

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

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 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.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

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

 

 

GAGE WINS REGION AND NATIONAL NOMINATION

(Chico, CA 1/21/20) Dennis Gage, operator/promoter of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway in Marysville has won the Region Six, Southwest and Western region promoter of the year award. His nomination qualifies him for the National Promoter or the Year award which will be voted on later in January. The winner will be announced at the 47th annual Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on February 10.

Gage, who has managed Chico for 10 years and Marysville for 5 has been involved in Motorsports for over 50 years starting in 1962. He has crewed, raced, been a track official and ended up taking on track publicity and announcing in 1973. He was also the track manager in Roseville for 4 years.

“What an honor this is to be recognized for the contributions you have made to a major league sport” explained Gage. “It would be possible without my families support and a great bunch of people who surround me”, he continued.

Gage is one of six nominees for Auto Racing Promoter of the year. Only three of the regions were early announcements including the Western Region. The Eastern division, Central, and Northern area were all tied where further voting is needed before the final ballots can be cast.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was created in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot nominates candidates in six regions. The six become the Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on the second ballet for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers.

Former Silver Dollar Speedway promoter John Padjen received the National award in 2006. Famous west coast promoter J.C. Agajanian won the award in 1977 and Son Cary Agajanian followed in 1986 for their operation of Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. This would be the first time for a repeat winner for a Northern, CA track. Nadine Strauss from Lakeport Speedway and Ray Wilkings from Saugus Speedway are the only other winners from California.

The winner will be announced in Daytona at 1:30 in the afternoon Monday, February 10.

Gage will be present for the ceremony and can be reached at 530-350-7275 or at info@silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Nets Best Chili Bowl Nationals Finish Since 2016

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2020) - Team Eights driver Tony Bruce Jr. earned his best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire result since 2016 last week during the 34th edition of the premier midget event.

Bruce Jr. placed a career-best 11th during his preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center a week ago Monday before closing the event that featured approximately 350 drivers with an 11th-place outing in a C Main on Saturday.

"All in all it was pretty good," he said. "We were in the first C Main so it was right after they reworked the track. I knew it'd be hard to pass. We got hung out on the outside the first couple of laps and that was about it. After that we got in line. By that time you're racing with the best cars so it's tough to make up a lot of ground."

The event began on Monday with a charge from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before a win during a qualifier ranked Bruce Jr. ninth in points out of the 57 drivers competing that night.

"I felt like we pretty much did everything we were supposed to," he said. "We made it through the heat race and got through the qualifier pretty good. That put us in a good spot for the A Main. We were running eighth and got tangled up in someone else's mess. We had to go to the back and recovered for an 11th-place finish.

"Luck plays a part in every race that you're in. There's so many cars at the Chili Bowl and the margin of error is so small you have to do everything perfect and hope it works out."

The 11th-place run was his best finish during a preliminary night and his performance during Saturday's finale marked his best overall event outing in four years.

"We tried a few different things with the car and it seemed to help out a lot," Bruce Jr. said. "I was pleased with our drivability on the prelim night. Hopefully we can keep going back and improving each time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (9).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 11 (8).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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"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."

 


 

Speed Shift TV and Port Royal Speedway Continue Live Streaming Partnership in 2020

Inside Line Promotions – AVON, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Speed Shift TV will return as the official broadcasting partner of Port Royal Speedway in 2020.

The leading live streaming provider and the half-mile dirt oval in Port Royal, Pa., enjoyed a successful partnership in 2019 and look to build on that this year.

Speed Shift TV will provide live Pay-Per-View broadcasts from most of the events that the track will host this season. Port Royal Speedway recently announced an impressive slate of 34 races on tap, including prestigious events like the $10,000-to-win Living Legends Dream Race, the Butch Renninger Memorial, the Labor Day Classic, a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek races, the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, a visit from both the Short Track Super Series and the PA Late Model Challenge Series as well as four Open Wheel Madness nights to name a few.

The season starts on March 8 when Opening Day features 410 Sprint Cars paying $5,000 to the feature winner and Super Late Models offering $2,500 to the winner.

Port Royal Speedway showcases those two classes on a regular basis. The 410 Sprint Cars have 11 races paying at least $5,000 to win on the schedule and the Super Late Models welcome a handful of marquee events as well. The track also features PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models along with several other special divisions.

For the complete 2020 Port Royal Speedway schedule, visit http://portroyalspeedway.com/index.php/schedule/.

The Speed Shift TV broadcasts will be a part of the VIP subscription, which provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

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.

 

 

BRIGGS DANNER TO MAKE FIRST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RACE START IN FEB. 21-22 CURE INSURANCE ARENA 600 RACE WEEKEND EVENTS

TRENTON, NJ January 21, 2020 . . . Allentown, PA teenage racer Briggs Danner will be charging into Trenton, NJ’s Cure Insurance Arena for the Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP Series on Friday and Saturday February 21-22 with a unique set of attributes, but one potential deficit.

Danner, 18, who has been a regular competitor for the past three years on the BELFOR Property Restorations ‘Concrete Series’, has entered the third running of the non-point East Coast Dirt Nationals for the first time.

While new to the dirt event, young Danner is far from a novice as far as dirt track credentials are concerned. His last three summers have been spent racing Dirt 358 Modifieds at Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Raceway as well as SpeedSTRs at Action Track USA in Kutztown, PA.

His disadvantage is that he has never raced indoors on dirt.

Danner will suit up behind the wheel of a 600 Sprint owned by Tim Henry of Orefield, PA, whose son Tyler usually races the car outdoors.

Danner actually raced the car once before, last year in a Wednesday night 600 Sprint race at Shellhammer’s Speedway in Shoemakersville, PA, finishing fifth in his inaugural feature.

Danner and Henry have history.

“Tyler and I ran Quarter Midgets together with the Keystone Quarter Midget Club,” Danner said. “Tyler is too young to race in New Jersey and that's why I have the ride.”

Danner expects 600 Sprint racing indoors to be a different sort of experience.

“The SpeedSTR experience might help some but I know the Micro will be a more precise handling car. I think the key will to put yourself in a good spot whenever you can. The car I will be driving is an RTS chassis with an LHS engine which is a good combination,” Danner shared.

E. Schneider & Sons in Allentown, PA and Ironton Telephone in Ironton, PA as well as the family's paving business are among those backing Danner's East Coast Dirt Nationals run.

Danner will face nearly 100 of the top 600 Sprint dirt track drivers and their teams from throughout the northeast who will converge on the Cure Insurance Arena for the third running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2020.

Among the entries are the two past winners of the prestigious event, Whitey Kidd, III of Staten Island, NY who won the inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals on December 2, 2017 and Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY, who blitzed the field on December 15, 2018.

Both wins were special occasions for the past winners. In Kidd’s case, his triumph came after a spectacular late race charge. Exhausted after the event was over, Kidd revealed he was a cancer patient under treatment with an unknown prognosis.

Two years later, he is still racing, winning the game of life and seeking to win the East Coast Dirt Nationals a second time. He will drive a 600 Sprint by Anthony Fillbrunn.

Rudolph won the follow-up race in Trenton on the dirt on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The win was his fifth at Cure Insurance Arena, having won four prior races when the floor surface was concrete. Rudolph has, over the last two years, become one of the biggest outdoor race winners in Dirt Modified competition.

‘The fire starter’ also swooped to victory in the Indoor Auto Racing Concrete Series opener on Jan. 3, 2020 inside the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, demonstrating his versatility.

Among the drivers other than Danner out to deny Kidd and Rudolph repeat wins are the USAC Midget racing brothers, Alex and Brendan Bright, both of Collegeville, PA., Dirt Modified standout Dominick Buffaloing of Sayreville, NJ, and the three Locus on brothers, Andrew and Carl from Piles grove, NJ and Chris from Pennsville, NJ.

Third generation Dirt driver Sammy Martz, Jr., of Hampton NJ, has filed an entry as have the Scott brothers, Levar and Wayne from Pens Grove, NJ., and Sprint car ace Eddie Strata, Jr., from Lake Ariel, PA.

Before the Trenton dirt event, Danner and Rudolph will compete in the third round of the Indoor Auto Racing ‘Concrete Series’ inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1st.

After the Trenton race, they’ll conclude the “Concrete Series” event on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y. Rudolph is also the defending race winner of the Syracuse A-Main event.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on the www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box offices.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

VSA SPRINTCARS

Steenholdt’s Season On Track

Following a back to back victory in last season’s VSA Sprintcars Championship point score, Shane Steenholdt is well on his way towards achieving an impressive hat trick, having so far experienced a hugely positive 2019-20 season campaign.

Clinching the overall win last season after banking four feature-race victories, a feat that well and truly proved Steenholdt’s progress as a driver, the Paynesville, Victoria resident has already matched his end of season results, winning four out of five Championship feature races, the last three of which were on the trot; another repeated achievement from the 2018-19 season.

Currently leading the point score, with his most recent win at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway further bolstering that lead, Steenholdtnow hopes to be able to continue his momentum as he prepares for a significant change throughout the rest of the season, with his crew chief of five years Marc Behan now moving interstate.

“Last Saturday night’s race meeting was Marc’s last with the team so I was very determined to win it for him and I couldn’t be happier that we were able to achieve that,” expressedSteenholdt, who plans to concentrate on his physical fitness throughout the remainder of the season.

“Marc’s been with us for five years and I can’t thank him enough for all of the coaching and support he’s given me during that time.It’s not just about the racing for me, it’s about the comradery, and if it weren’t for Marc, I’d probably have given up racing a long time ago.

“This next stage without him is definitely going to be a learning curve, but I want to personally wish him all the best for his move to Western Australia and no doubt he’ll be on the phone during our next race meeting giving us advice.”

Last Saturday night’s event was a positive one for the team as a whole, with Steenholdt’s teammate Mark Noonan managing to qualify in pole position alongside outside front-row starterSteenholdt, achieving yet another front-row lockout.

With Steenholdt having recently obtained his SRA licence to race 410 and 360 Sprintcars, he will join Noonan for two SRA 360 Sprintcar events in the near future, with Noonan already proving that their slightly underpowered cars can hold their own amongst the talented field, placing third during a feature race at Hamilton’s Western Speedway.

For his next appearance, Steenholdt will return to Redline Raceway for the next VSA Championship round, where he hopes to continue his winning streak.

Steenholdt and Noonan would like to thank the following 2019-20 season sponsors for their continued support:
SS Auto Wholesaler
Riviera Tyre Service
Dwyer’s Motor Group
Riviera Panels
Zac’s Firewood
Doyle & Shields Motorcycles
Nicholson Hotel
Earth and Soul Pizza – Bairnsdale
Tint-a-Car – Bairnsdale
Eastern Signs & Designs
KZS Auto Works
Weldmarc Engineering

Special thanks must go out to Marc and Carlie Behan, Turbo Ashlin,Steenholdt’s wife Sheena, son Cade and daughter Zara, Noonan’s wife Sondra and their sons Koby, Zeke and Seth, and everyone else who comes to the track to support the team.

 

 

PAVEMENT HOT SHOE PIERCE LOOKING FOR FLORIDA SUCCESS

January 21, 2019 – When Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida announced on September 30, 2019 that the speedway would host the inaugural “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”, Fishers, Indiana driver Aaron Pierce was one of the first drivers to commit to support the event.

To many in was no surprise “AP”, as his friends call him, would have interest in this event. Pierce has been one of the hottest non-wing asphalt sprint car drivers in the entire country in recent seasons. To date, he has six career “Glen Niebel Classic” victories on his resume. The “Glen Niebel Classic” is an annual 125-lap race held at the quarter-mile Anderson (Indiana) Speedway. The track size, race length, and rules are very similar to the “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”. In addition, Pierce was victorious on three occasions in 2019 Midwestern asphalt non-wing sprint car competition.

“Everybody is chomping at the bit to go racing during the Winter” Pierce commented. “I’m gonna be down there (Florida) racing at Sebring so it kinda fits my schedule anyway. It pays good money to win, it should have a good car count, and its gonna be pretty cool to run a 125 lapper somewhere other than Anderson Speedway. We also wanna support anything Lynn Steele and the Steele family do”.

Pierce will be shooting for the top prize of $5,000 and bragging rights to the biggest asphalt sprint car race in the state of Florida in over a decade. Although the race is still over four weeks away, the current entry list is over twenty cars. The February 20 event was also see a 30-lap tune-up race the night before which will give northern teams the opportunity to compete twice during the month of February.

The current entry list also will see other northern drivers that currently include Bobby Santos III, Tyler Roahrig, Kyle O’Gara, and Joe Liguori battle the home state Floridian drivers as well as pavement sprint car drivers from the Gulf Coast area.

Pierce is no stranger to Showtime Speedway and has competed in winged sprint car events at the track in years past. “I think the race will be competitive because you can be competitive without a 410 at Showtime Speedway. It’s a short, slick, little place and I usually do good at places like that. We’re pretty excited about doing this race” concluded Pierce.


 

 

Donny Schatz ends 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals two spots shy of Saturday Feature birth

Finished eighth during Friday preliminary main event

Dates: Monday through Saturday, January 13th-18th
Event: 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals
Track: Tulsa Expo Raceway (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Donny Schatz Finishes (Start):
Friday, January 17th: Heat - 2nd (1st); Qualifier - 1st (1st); A-Main - 8th (12th)
Saturday, January 18th: B-Feature #2 - 9th (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 21, 2020) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put on an impressive display during his 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals attempt at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ultimately missing Saturday’s 55-lap finale by a mere-two positions and capping preliminary competition with an eighth-place performance during Friday’s A-main.

Despite falling short of an A-Feature start on Saturday, Schatz, who piloted the Sage Fruit/No. 15 entry for Mark Cooper of Spike Chassis and Mike Curb of Curb-Agajanian Racing, ended the six-day program with a ninth-place finish during the second of two B-Features on Saturday; only the top seven from each B-Feature transferred into the Chili Bowl Nationals A-Feature.

Nearly 350 competitors made the call in Tulsa for the annual Chili Bowl Nationals, deriving from all disciplines of auto racing.

“It was a great week and we had fun, but to be that close to a qualifying spot and not make the show kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Regardless, I can’t thank Mark Cooper, Mike Curb, and Chuck Sinks enough for their support during the Chili Bowl,” Donny Schatz expressed. “Hopefully, we can come back in 2021 and try it again. I want one of those Golden Driller trophies.”

Although only the top-two A-main finishers from each preliminary program locked themselves into Saturday’s 55-lap finale, an eighth-place finish during Friday’s preliminary feature was high enough to lock Schatz in one of two Saturday evening B-Features. A second-place finish during his respective preliminary heat race, followed by a victory during his respective preliminary qualifier, locked Schatz into Friday’s preliminary main. The 2019 World of Outlaws championship runner-up climbed four spots from 12th to finish eighth at the final checkers.

Donny Schatz will immediately switch focus and begin preparing for the 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season, which ignites Friday, February 7, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Piloting the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 sprinter, the Fargo, North Dakota-native is seeking an 11th Series title in 2020.

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit www.spikechassis.com.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit www.curb.com.

Information regarding Schatz or Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing can be found at www.donnyschatz.com or www.tonystewartracing.com.

 

 

Non-Wing Sprints To Join ARCA At Lucas Oil Raceway in July

(Brownsburg, IN) When the ARCA Menards Series makes its 2020 return to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, fans will be treated to some open wheel racing in addition to the stock cars, making for a great doubleheader.

The Friday, July 3 event will see a return of Sprint Cars, of the non-wing variety, running rules similar to those that are run at the nearby Anderson Speedway, in Anderson, IN. The non-wing sprints were popular for years at the track, before USAC became dirt only with their Sprints and Midgets.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 9:00 AM, with grandstands at 1:30 PM, practice at 2:00, ARCA General Tire Pole Qualifying at 5:00, the Sprint car feature at 6:00 and the ARCA race at 8:00.

The event will be promoted by Track Enterprises, which has a total of eight ARCA events on its schedule this year. For more information, feel free to contact them at 217-764-3200 or visit the website at www.trackenterprises.com.

 

FORMAT FOR DAVE STEELE WORLD NON-WING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 125 ANNOUNCED

January 20, 2020 – Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida officials today announced the format for the February 20 “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” and the purse for 30-lap tune-up race the night before.

The two-day event will utilize Little 500 rules including the 4-lap qualifying format. Teams will qualify the day of the race in an hour and a half qualifying session between 2:30-4:00 that will set the 26-car starting field. Each car will make a 4-lap qualifying attempt with a four-lap average to determine his overall qualifying time. The exciting qualifying format will add a new twist and drama to the 125 -lap event later that evening. The annual Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana is currently the only other sprint car event in the country that utilized this formula.

The night before on February 19, 2020 teams will have the opportunity to compete in a 30-lap non-wing sprint car program that will serve as a tune-up and preview of the following nights “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”. The 125-lap event will pay $5,000 to the winner courtesy of BG Products.

As of January 20, twenty-cars have entered this event. Although there is no official pre-entry system in place for this race, teams have reached out to Pavement Pounders or we have reached out the them to assemble an accurate up-to-date event entry list. Current entrants include Aaron Pierce, Johnny Gilbertson, Bobby Santos III, Shane Butler, Kyle O’Gara, Tyler Roahrig, Joe Liguori, Tommy Nichols, Kody Karl, Ronnie Roberts, and John Inman among others. There are several more who have not committed but are expected to announce their participation in the coming weeks.

Officials today there has also been a tire compound change to this race. Originally the Hoosier M40 was the tire going to be utilized on the right rear corner. Officials have decided to now use the Hoosier 450. This is also the same tire the local Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series teams regularly use. This tire must be purchased at the track and will be impounded once purchased and not released until prior to qualifying. The other compounds for the other three corners are LF 2010, RF 20/30, LR M20 or M30. The right rear tire is the only tire teams will be required to purchase at the track.

The purse for the 30-lap tune-up race on February 19 was also announced today and is as follows: $1500-1000-750-650-550-500-400-350 9th thru 14th $300 and 15th thru field $250.

For more info about this event please log onto showtimespeedway.us or follow Pavement Pounders for the latest updates. Pavement Pounders currently will post the latest up-to-date entry list at the top of the homepage below the 2020 upcoming events and will be updated regularly.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Puts Together Strong Chili Bowl with Neuman Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Eager to climb back aboard the Neuman Racing No. 9x for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals following a promising Gateway Dirt Nationals, Paul Nienhiser would have his best showing to date as he finished sixth on his preliminary night and made the Saturday night ‘B’ Main.

“I can’t say enough about how great it was to work with the Neuman’s these last couple of races for the indoor season,” Paul Nienhiser said. “They have top notch equipment, and it showed with all of us being in the hunt during our prelim night’s.”

Slated to run on Monday night, Nienhiser would take advantage of the morning practice as he was pleased with the speed his CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil machine had.

Tweaking some things on the car handling wise before the night of racing started, Nienhiser would take advantage of an opportunity in his heat race. Lining up third, the lead duo would bang wheels and Nienhiser would be there to pounce as he grabbed the lead and went on to win the race.

Picking up some very important passing points, Nienhiser moved into a qualifier where he would line up in the fifth position. Feeling very sports in his mount, Nienhiser would work his way to second. Taking a couple shots for the lead, the Chapin, IL driver would think better of it and hang on for the second place finish.

“I felt good in my heat and my qualifier, and I knew we would have a good starting position with a second-place finish,’ Nienhiser said. “In hindsight, if I push the issue for the lead and win, I probably start on the front row of the ‘A’, and who knows how our week would have looked.”

Taking the green flag from sixth on Monday night, Nienhiser would rip the cushion for much of the 30-lap feature as he ran inside the Top-Five. Taking a couple shots at third running Michael Pickens, nothing would stick as he continued on in fourth.

Slipping back to fifth in the race’s closing laps, Nienhiser would apply pressure to Zach Daum who had occupied the fourth spot. Forced to get on the binders, Nienhiser would lose a position and end Monday night with a strong sixth place finish.

Locked into a Saturday night ‘B’, Nienhiser would line up on the outside of the fifth row as he looked to lock into the coveted 55-lap feature event.

On a fast racing surface following a heavy track rework before the ‘night’ show started, it would prove to be one dimensional in the early goings. Abel to work up to eighth in the final stages of his ‘B’, Nienhser would get to Sammy Swindell who was in the seventh and final transfer position.

Looking to make a move on Swindell, Nienhiser raced into turn one thinking he had cleared the veteran, but with Swiindell still there Nienhiser would get his right rear up over Swindell’s left front and he would spin around and tip over; ending his 2020 Chili Bowl.

“We had a good shot on Saturday, I just made a mistake,” Nienhiser said. “Again, big thanks to the Neuman’s. They were a blast to work with, and put four very strong cars on the track each and every night, and that is saying a lot for a really small team from IL.”

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, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signature Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser is hoping to have a finalized schedule for 2020 released in the next week.

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

 

 

Carrick Kicks 2020 with Petry Motorsports Off at Chili Bowl

PETERSEN MEDIA: Jumping to Petry Motorsports for the 2020 Midget season, Tanner Carrick made his debut with his new team over the last week during the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“I was really pleased with the speed our car had, and how things felt in our first couple of outings together during the Chili Bowl,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately, we had a mechanical issue during our preliminary night and it really buried us on Saturday.”

Hitting the speedway on Tuesday night for his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl, Carrick would line the Arai/K1/ZMax backed No. 35 machine up in the second row of his heat race.

With the passing point format being utilized each position would be important in preliminary action. Advancing from third to second in his heat, the Lincoln, CA driver would make his way into a qualifier.

Snagging a third place finish in his qualifier, Carrick would just miss the cut to transfer directly into the feature event and would find himself in one of the twin ‘B-Main’ events where he would line up on the pole.

Looking to snag a transfer into the Tuesday night feature, a mechanical issue would arise during the race and it would bring his night to an early end. With the DNF, Carrick would be bound to a ‘J’ Main on Saturday afternoon.

Lining up third in his first main, Carrick showcased a very strong Petry Motorsports entry as he quickly powered his way to the point. Picking up the win, Carrick’s day was off and running as he moved into the ‘I’ Main.

Gridding the field from the fifth row of this race, Carrick continued to fight his way forward. Continuing to get more and more comfortable in the new ride a third-place finish propelled him into the ‘H’ Main.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, this would prove to be the last race Carrick would run at the 2020 Chili Bowl. As the race got underway, Carrick would endure contact in turn one and it would be too much to repair with no guaranteed time in the work area.

“Big thanks to everyone involved with Petry Motorsports for their hard work at the Chili Bowl,” Carrick said. “I am really excited for the year ahead with these guys and can’t wait to get back after it in Florida.”

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Carrick will return to action in Ocala, FL February 7th and 8th with the USAC Nos Energy Drink Midget Series.

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

 

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway's annual Job Fair scheduled for Feb. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndal Scranton (Lscranton755@gmail.com)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 21, 2020) - Lucas Oil Speedway has a variety of job opportunities for those wishing to join its team during the 2020 season. Those can be explored during the annual Lucas Oil Speedway Job Fair, on February 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the speedway's main office.

"We have job openings in various aspects of operations," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "This is an excellent way for area residents to explore being a part of our team and we encourage those interested to come out on Feb. 29."

Seasonal, part-time position openings are in concessions, the gift shop, bar, pit and ticket offices, along with public security, go-kart track attendants, facility clean-up crews and general labor.

Some positions have age requirements. Experience is preferred for cooks and cashiers in concessions, retail sales workers in the gift shop and bartenders. Experience in law enforcement or security is sought for the public security positions.

Applicants must bring two forms of identification to the Job Fair and at least one must be a photo ID, such as a driver's license.

For more information, contact the speedway office at (417) 282-5984 or email Lorton at DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com.

The Lucas Oil Speedway season kicks off with the Open Test and Tune on March 28, with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opening night set for April 4 with action in all four divisions - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

Season passes for 2020, along with gift cards which can be redeemed in any department of the speedway, are now available. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

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Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

 

 

Hagar Posts Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Performance

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Derek Hagar continues to grow the midget program of Hagar Proctor Racing at each event he tackles.

Hagar recorded his career-best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire outing last week during the 34th edition of the event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"It was by far our best Chili Bowl performance yet," he said. "That's the furthest we've ever made it in the Chili Bowl. It's a big confidence boost. We made some good runs with what we have to work with. Hopefully it opened some eyes. Also, we were able to seal a deal to hopefully make our program better for next year's Chili Bowl with a Mopar SR11 engine."

Hagar kicked off the event on Tuesday by maneuvering from fifth to third place during a heat race. He then placed third in both a qualifier and B Main to transfer into the 21st starting position in the A Main.

"We were able to charge up through there to finish eighth," he said. "Some cars fell out, but we were able to pass quite a few cars, too. We drove by some good competitors that do this stuff all the time. This midget stuff is a whole different animal than what we're used to doing. To be competitive with them with the limited knowledge we have gives us a confidence boost. I started losing time in the feature and started sliding the corners. It worked out and we got up to eighth and held on for a good top-10 finish."

The performance locked Hagar into one of the B Mains on Saturday, when nearly all of the approximately 350 drivers competed.

"We started 14th and got up to ninth or 10th with about five laps to go," he said. "I was about to slide someone when someone else parked it on the bottom. I got into them and had to restart at the rear."

Hagar finished the race in the same position he started. However, it was three features better than his previous best Chili Bowl run of ending in an E Main.

"We had a great time and this is a good building block for our midget program," he said. "We can't wait to get back to the Chili Bowl next year."

Hagar is scheduled to start the 2020 season Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 8 (21).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 14 (14).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"We're really appreciative of Administrative Consulting Services jumping on board for the 2020 season and helping us get to the Chili Bowl," Hagar said. "They haven't really been in the sport so to go out on a limb and give us a chance to promote their business is great. I feel confident we can help each other grow."

Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, B&D Towing and Recovery, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Produces Career-Best Outing at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Jack Dover took another step forward in his limited midget racing career last week when he captured his career-best result during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Dover made his third appearance at the famed event inside the River Spirit Expo Center and his second straight driving for Randy Washburn beginning with preliminary action on Thursday.

Dover advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before ending eighth in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row in a B Main.

"I started running the top and we were faster than first and second," he said. "I was going to attempt some slide jobs, but since we were in a transfer spot I just rode. We had the car set up right and we were able to get into the A Main."

The third-place showing earned a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We set up for the bottom trying some stuff," he said. "It didn't work out. Plus, we only had one yellow and only one car fell out so it didn't play out as we hoped."

Dover was credited with a 23rd-place result. That lined him up on the outside of the third row in an E Main during Saturday's finale, when the approximately 350 drivers wrapped up the spectacle. Dover overcame a slow start as he hustled from sixth to third to transfer into the D Main.

"I fell back to 11th and so I moved down and started to work the bottom," he said. "We drove our way up to third. That transferred us to a D Main and we made some progress in that race as well."

Dover capped the event by finishing 15th in a D Main.

"Looking at it overall we only lost one position the whole weekend," he said. "We were always moving forward. We learn more and more every year. If we keep getting one feature better we'll be in the A Main in three years.

"Big thanks to Randy and his friends and crew for the hard work as well as the opportunity. It was a fun week and we got better, which is all you can ask for given that this was our second time together and my third career midget event."

Dover plans to kick off the 2020 season April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 16 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (7); Feature: 23 (22).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - E Main: 3 (6); D Main: 15 (18).

UP NEXT -

April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot this year."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, 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.

 

 

Daniel Earns North American 410 National Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Mason Daniel became only the second driver to win the North American 410 and 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year Awards in back-to-back years.

Daniel, who garnered the 360 award for his performance in 2018, was honored last week as the top 410 rookie in the country on the heels of his 2019 campaign.

"It's pretty special," he said. "In 2017 we were the USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year. In 2018 we were the 360 National Rookie of the Year and now we're the 2019 410 National Rookie of the Year. In 2020 we're going for the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award."

Daniel is tackling the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season for the first time in his career this year.

"We have a lot of work to do on the 410 side," he said. "I feel like we've adapted really well with each transition throughout my career so it means a lot to earn these Rookie of the Year Awards. Our goal is to continue to grow and this year we'll need to do that on the biggest stage as we're racing with the World of Outlaws."

The season is scheduled to begin Feb. 5-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights will be with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicks off its season with a tripleheader to wrap up the sprint car portion of the event.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during 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

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

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Extreme Brand Products, BTC Bank, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Razzle Dazzle by DLJ Produce, Valley Pacific, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Pushes Through Adversity During Tough Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi overcame numerous obstacles throughout a challenging 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire last week.

Scelzi, who was driving for Tucker-Boat Motorsports, was caught up in several wrecks while competing on the dirt bullring inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"We were unlucky I guess," he said. "Things happen in a hurry and you can be involved in other people's crashes very easily so luck plays a big part in how your Chili Bowl goes."

Scelzi's preliminary night at the event, which featured nearly 350 total drivers, was last Wednesday. He maneuvered from eighth to third place in a heat race before picking up a position to finish fifth in a qualifier. That ranked him 12th out of the 66 drivers competing that night and garnered the 12th starting position in the main event.

"We did a decent job on our prelim to get into the show," he said. "Unfortunately, we got in a crash three or four laps into the race. We went to the back and worked our way into the top 10 before we were involved in a crash again. That bent the front radius rods and axle. It was hard to drive. We had to go to the back and we got back to 10th before the race ended."

Scelzi was running inside the top 10 when he was caught up in a crash two different times. He made a late-race charge to finish the race 10 th. That relegated him to the fifth starting spot in a C Main during Saturday's finale.

"We got better as the race went on," he said. "I was battling for the last transfer position early. Once the track changed to be top dominant I got better."

Scelzi hustled to a runner-up result, which earned a transfer into the back of a B Main.

"We started 16th and had to finish in the top seven to make the main event," he said. "It was a doable task, but someone spun in front of us and we had nowhere to go early in the race. The impact crushed the front of the frame. We were lucky there was a caution that allowed us to get back out."

The Tucker-Boat Motorsports team repaired the damage enough that Scelzi was able to return to the track after a quick caution on the restart. He rallied from the back to place ninth, which was only two positions shy of making the main event.

"I want to thank Chad Boat and everyone with Tucker-Boat Motorsports as well as Toyota Racing," he said. "We had great speed throughout the event and with just a little luck I think we would have not only made the main event on Saturday, but we could have moved forward."

Scelzi is scheduled to return to action Feb. 6-8 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., where he will compete in a late model event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (12).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 2 (5); B Main: 9 (16).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 6-8 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla.

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

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

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

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SETS 2020 RACE SCHEDULE

For Immediate Release

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Although the 2020 racing season is a little more than three months away, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory of Wayne County Speedway have been busy putting the schedule together for the upcoming season. Along with the schedule, new clay has been added to the racing surface plus a change in the banking of the track will make the racing even more exciting at the 3/8 mile oval. Two test and tune dates are scheduled for Saturday, March 28th and April 4th.

The season will start off with the first of five visits from the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) on April 11th with the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks as all the class' will begin their O'Reilly Auto Parts Race to the Championship Points title. The other dates for the OVSCA will be on May 16th, July 4th, August 15th and on September 26th. The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will invade WCS three times this season with their first stop coming on April 25th for the Rick Susong Memorial. They will return on Monday, June 15th for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek show and the Duffy Smith Memorial as both those shows will pay the feature winner $5,000. The last stop for the ASCoC will be on Sunday, September 6th for the Pete Jacobs Memorial with the winner pocketing $13,000. The FAST Sprint racing series will make a stop at Wayne County Speedway on June 27th.

For the Super Late Models, the Morton Buildings World of Outlaw Late Models will pull into 'Orrville's Historic Oval' on May 16th with a $10, 000 to win 50 lap feature as this season Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden have joined the World of Outlaw tour and will be looking to stop Brandon Sheppard's winning streak at WCS. The 6th Annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week will roll into Wayne County Speedway on July 25th for the Don and Hans Gross Memorial. The Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model series will return for the 7th year with race dates of April 17th & 18th, May 29th and 30th and finish out on July 31st and August 1st.

Both the Super Stock and the Mini Stocks will have their 'Summer Series' races which are four nights that will have a separate point fund and will pay the top three drivers bonus money for those races. The dates for those race will be May 30th, July 4th, July 18th and September 26th. The Super Stocks will race for a $3,000 to win feature on August 8th for the Danny Gardner Memorial while the Mini Stocks will race the Sam Huffman Memorial race on September 26th with a $2,000 to win feature.

The Modifieds will be in action a scheduled seven times this season with a special point fund up for grabs for them. The Modifieds will be in action on April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th & 27th, July 18th, Sunday, September 6th and September 26th.

Three Kid's Bike races nights will be held on May 9th, July 11th and August 22nd for special prizes for the overall winners. Kid's Night will be held on August 8th.

For more information of the schedule or rules, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or to facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

Beacuase of rain outs and other changes, the schedule could be changed at any time.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

DOUG HOFFMAN TRIBUTE ON THE SLATE FOR 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PLAMER PARK MALL, MARCH 6, 7, 8

With the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes show fast approaching, race car registration forms are flowing in along with vendor and sponsor commitments. The promotion team is assembling a jam-packed schedule to give the fans and drivers a great experience at the Palmer Park Mall March 6th- 8th. “During the planning the name that kept coming up was Doug Hoffman”, stated event organizer Justin Beltrame. “The support we get each year from Dorney Park, Nazareth and Flemington and other track it felt like the perfect fit to honor him” noted Beltrame. Associate sponsor IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is back on-board for 2020. This event is dedicated to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this event.

With the blessing from new Mahoning Valley Speedway promotor and bother Keith, Beltrame and team are in full swing to honor the local legend on both the Dirt and Asphalt that was taken from us too soon. The Tri-State historical group has confirmed that the Hoffman restored car will be in attendance all weekend long and will move to the center of the main stage for the tribute. There will also be other Hoffman memorabilia on hand for the special event. Former competitors are welcome to join the discussion and share stories about Doug on Sunday as we honor him.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

As noted Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg &amp; Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.


The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

MSR Honors Top 2019 Performers At Annual Banquet

Perrysburg, Ohio – Jan. 18, 2020 - During the annual Champion’s Awards Banquet on Saturday in Perrysburg, Ohio Must See Racing honored the top performers from its 2019 season where Jimmy McCune was officially crowned champion for the fifth-straight year. McCune put together another stellar season not locking up the title until the finale weekend at North Carolina’s Ace Speedway finally securing the closely fought championship by a narrow 35 points over Canada’s Ryan Litt, who finished a close second for his best MSR season to date. Following Series president Jim Hanks review of the season and his annual State of the Series address was Key Note Speaker Derek Pernesiglio who is alongside Ralph Sheheen as the color commentator for the Speed Sport / MAVTV national television programs showcasing MSR select events. Tom Stuyvesant, of long time series sponsor Engine Pro, also addressed the importance and long term successful partnership with the series and his appreciation of all the race teams. Ohio’s Rick Holley was honored as the 2019 Must See Racing Rookie of the Year after his 8th-place finish in the championship. Holley earned the coveted ROY honor participating in all points-paying events that featured a 22 average car count with 18 teams attending a minimum of 80% of the season’s events. Mike Blake of Indianapolis, Indiana was recognized for his 50th year of racing and longtime support of the series with the special Golden Steering Wheel award joining previous recipients Jeff Bloom, Hank Lower and Ron Kohler. “2019 truly was a great year that aligned perfectly with the Must See founding principles.” said MSR President Jim Hanks, “Our first class teams, quality competition at top shelf race tracks supported by great sponsors competing on a safe, level competitive playing field managed by a dedicated professional staff inside a positive culture of comradery, cooperation and mutual respect is rewarding, appreciated and valuable beyond measure.”

Among the myriad of recognitions handed out during the night were appreciation plaques for the MSR staff members and series sponsors – including Engine Pro, Fel Pro, American Racer and 1-800-RADIATOR – 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 seasons championship chase. Special awards handed out included: Driver of the Year (Jimmy McCune) Crew Chief of the Year (Wade Litt) Young Gun Award (Anthony McCune) Fast Qualifier of the Year (Brian Gerster) Most Improved (Jerry Caryer) Sportsmanship Award (Charlie Schutz) Hard Luck Award (Tom Jewell) Hard Charger Award (Ryan Litt) Perseverance Award (Johnny Petrozelle) Spark Plug Award (jeff & Linda Bloom) Car Owner (s) of the Year (Jim McCune & John Reiser) Golden Steering Wheel (Mike Blake)

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Chasing the All-Star Circuit of Champions In 2020

Bryan Hulbert - SUNNYVALE, Texas (January 20, 2020) A goal of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. for a long time as been to work back into 410cid Sprint Car competition full time, and in 2020 the four-time champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will achieve that goal as the Hills Racing Team No. 15h takes on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"We're going to go a different direction in 2020 and focusing on our 410cid racing to chase the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions," stated Hafertepe. "In addition to competing full time with the All-Stars, we'll also compete in about 20 World of Outlaws shows and about 10 360 races."
Taking in several 410cid events over the past couple of seasons while on tour with the American Sprint Car Series, Sam has had varying results and admits there will be challenges but is ready to pursue the task at hand.
"The biggest adaptation we'll have to make in our program is getting used to the H tires. In the past, we've struggled on them, but our team has made some pretty noticeable gains in our program this off season and I'm excited to see where we stack up against the best racers in the country. I think you'll see us have nights that we are really good and nights that we may struggle but on the whole, I think by the end of the year we should be consistently fast everywhere we go."
Picking up 40 wins, 94 top-fives, and 114 top-tens in 139 A-Feature starts with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Hafertepe leaves a lasting legacy with the nation's top 360cid touring series.
"I want to thank everyone involved with The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for everything they have done over the course of my career. The series provided me with an opportunity to hone my skills against some of the most talented drivers in the country early in my career and during the last 5 years has played an important role in my maturing as a driver. Most importantly, the series taught me what it takes to be a champion. I'm very proud of my accomplishments with The ASCS and I wish them nothing but continued success in 2020."
Looking at a nearly 80 race lineup in 2020, Hafertepe's season begins in only a few days as the team heads to Florida for the season opener on Wednesday, February 5 at Volusia Speedway near Barberville, Fla. More information on the series, including the entire 2020 lineup can be found online at http://www.allstarsprint.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).

 

 

KIDS EVENTS DOMINATED DAY THREE OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 SHOW, MADISON HILFIGER, ZOEY KLAHOLD EARN LITTLE, TINY MS. MOTORSPORTS CROWNS, KALEB AMBROSE, RYAN VALADEZ, JAYDE PRATT WIN BIG WHEEL RACES; SHOW DATES SET FOR 2021

OAKS, PA January 19, 2020 . . . Three days of motorsports events, contests and business transactions came to a close at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 19 when the 36th Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show came to a close at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show, which had taken two-and-a-half days to build was 90% 'out the door' less than two hours afterward.

Three Sunday competitions featured racing's youth. Crowned Little Ms. Motorsports (ages 8-11) was Madison Hilfiger, 11, of Cresco, PA. She is the daughter of Orange County Fair Speedway 2019 Sportsman champion Grant Hilfiger. Carlyn Singletori, 9 of Aston, PA and Linley Dewease, 10 of Waynesboro, PA were first and second runners up.

Crowned Tiny Ms. Motorsports (ages 4-7) was Zoey Klanold, 7 of Mt. Wolfe, PA. Andy Biever and Hayden Price were runner-ups.

Three age groups of Big Wheel Races were also featured. Kaleb Ambrose, Andy Bieber, and Gavin Thompson were the top three in the ages 3-4 bracket, Ryan Valadez, Bryce Pratt and Tyler Jones were the top three in the 5-6 bracket and Jayde Pratt, Paulie Hartwig and Landon McNeil were the top three in the 7-8 age group.

Exhibitors reported increased booth traffic and sales Sunday. ASI Sportswear and Behrent's Speed Performance Warehouse were observed writing apparel orders and filling last minute parts orders respectively right at the 4 PM show closing time.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions has established Friday through Sunday, January 15-17, 2021 as the dates for the 37th annual event to be held once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

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MEDIA NOTE; On behalf of all involved with Len Sammons Productions we extend a huge thank you for helping making the show another success. Ernie Saxton

 

 

Hangtown 100 dates confirmed for November 19, 20 and 21 at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 20, 2020…The final details have been inked on the 2020 Placerville Speedway schedule with confirmation of dates for the second annual Hangtown 100, which morphs into a three-night showcase at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 debuted with rave reviews this past year and will occur this season on Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 19th, 20th and 21st. With the event moving to a weekend date it should give it an even bigger boost in year two.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets will tackle the famed red clay all three nights, vying for a total purse of $150,000 plus contingencies.

“We are happy to make the official announcement that the Hangtown 100 is moving to a weekend date and will be a three-night show this season,” said event Promoter Matt Wood. “We really enjoyed the inaugural running last year and thought it featured some incredible racing. I felt the first 50-laps during the finale was some of the best racing I have ever seen. We also wanted to send a special thanks to the Empty Bowls Foundation of Placerville for working with the Hangtown 100 on the weekend date and they will be the official charity of our event.”

Levi Jones with the United States Auto Club also spoke about the Hangtown 100 heading into the second year saying, “We look forward to building on the great momentum from the inaugural event, as we head into year two with an added day and additional prize money. It makes for an incredible end of the year on the Western Swing with so many great USAC Midget events including Arizona Speedway, Bakersfield, Placerville and Ventura.”

Rounding out the card once again at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 this season will be the NW Focus Midgets. “The Northwest Focus Midget Series is extremely excited to have the chance to return to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 2020 Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” said Carla Stewart with the NW Focus Midgets. “The 2019 event was epic and will certainly be surpassed in excitement this year with it moving to a weekend date. We look forward to seeing our drivers compete once again on such a large stage and can’t thank Scott and Kami, Matt Wood and everyone enough for this great opportunity.”

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 is one of several major events that will hit the Placerville Speedway this season. Along with the season ending showcase, the USAC Western States Midgets will also be in action at the track on July 11th and October 10th.

“We thought the inaugural Hangtown 100 went exceptionally well and are excited to host it once again this season,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “Having it move to a weekend date is huge and adding in an extra night should be beneficial to all the competitors. We want to thank Elk Grove Ford, Royal Truck Body, PureCrop1 and all the sponsors that made the inaugural running possible this past season. I’d also like to thank Scott Schweitzer and Bakersfield Speedway for working with us to acquire the weekend date this coming season.”

Russell continued, “Working with Matt Wood has been a great experience and to see the passion he has for midget racing and putting this event on has been pretty special. Matt has been an amazing supporter of our endeavors with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, along with Placerville and it’s grown to be more than simply just a partnership. Through it all we’ve become friends and close to his family as well. When he came to me with the idea of the Hangtown 100 it was pretty much how we came to him with ideas on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour when it started. It was great working with Spridge, Levi Jones and the whole staff at USAC. They helped things run flawlessly and we look forward to teaming up once again this season to make the Hangtown 100 the best it can be. It was also great working with Carla and Galen Stewart and their whole staff from the NW Focus Midgets. We look forward to having them back as well for year two.”

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

Placerville Speedway season passes are also available, include a reserved seat and feature an extensive savings as opposed to purchasing each week. A season ticket is good for 23 total events, excluding the ASCS National show, the El Dorado County Fair, Monster Trucks and the Hangtown 100. An adult season pass can be purchased for $330 or with a parking pass for $445. When breaking down the season pass savings, you can take in the action for under $15 a night. Passes are also available for seniors, military, juniors and children. Season passes are available at www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of the track on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find us on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Placerville Speedway 2020 Schedule
Celebrating 55 years of Grassroots Racing

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede
Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | First Responders Night
Saturday April 11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Red Hawk Casino Night
Saturday April 25: IMCA All-Star Modified Tour, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

Saturday May 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless 600 Micros and Vintage Hard Tops | Coors Light Night
Saturday May 9: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mother’s Day Madness
Saturday May 30: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Dads and Grads Night

Saturday June 6: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Marcel Cassulo Classic
Saturday June 13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night

Friday June 19: El Dorado County Fair | Mutton Bustin’ and Rodeo
Saturday June 20: El Dorado County Fair | Wheelbarrow Races
Sunday June 21: El Dorado County Fair | Rubicon Rock Crawl

Friday June 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday June 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
Saturday July 11: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Gold Dust Fever
Saturday July 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | 15th annual Mark Forni Classic
Saturday July 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | Legends Night
Saturday August 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Carnett Clash
Wednesday August 26: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Gold Country Showdown
Saturday August 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Big Trophy Night

Saturday September 19: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night/ Championship Finale
Friday September 25: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour
Saturday September 26: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour

Saturday October 10: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Prospector Pandemonium

Thursday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
Friday November 20: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
Saturday November 21: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100

Saturday December 12: Night of Champions Awards Banquet

 

 

Jesse Love and Cox Racing Team Up For 2020 Winged Sprint Car Slate

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a very busy season on the horizon, including an ARCA West schedule with Bill McAnally Racing and a midget with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Jesse Love will team up with Sacramento, CA based team, Cox Racing to fill his schedule in with Winged Sprint Car races.

“I am super grateful to have this opportunity in 2020,” Jesse Love said. “Last year I learned a lot in the Sprint Car and I am looking forward to this new endeavor with Cox Racing.”

With Justyn Cox getting an opportunity to run with C&M Motorsports in 2020, a seat opened up in Cox’s family car and Love will take the controls when he can, and work alongside Crew Chief, Rod Tiner, Jr.

“Rod, my grandfather, and myself are really excited to expand Cox Racing in 2020 and head in this new direction with Jesse Love,” Justyn Cox said. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to have my grandpa and our partners give me an opportunity to build our team into what it is now over the years and that has allowed me to get some great opportunities with other car owners. The three of us see how talented Jesse is, and see this as a really good fit. Rod has helped me a ton over the years, and I feel he and Jesse will do great together.”

With Love running an array of different cars in 2020, the plan for him with Cox Racing is to run as many races at as many different tracks in what will be just his second season in a Winged Sprint Car.

“I am really excited to work and race with Rod Tiner, Jr,” Love added. “I feel that he does a really good job, and can help me grow and develop in the winged car.”

Heading into 2020, Love will bring HomeSmiles.com, Toyota, and TRD with him as marketing partners on the Cox Racing No. 44 machine. The team has now plans of running for any points, and will fill in with open dates in Love’s schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are still working on their first race date together at this time.

 

 

CRSA 2019 Season In Review

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY (1/18/20) – The 2019 season for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series was an exciting one with nine different drivers gracing victory lane. In all, 13 of the scheduled 14 events were completed with the one non-completed event being a rain out at the Land of Legends Raceway in August.

When all was said and done, Altamont, New York’s Jeff Trombley was crowned series champion for the third time in as many seasons. The now three time series champion also claimed the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series and CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series championships.

Trombley, along with his fellow CRSA rivals were honored at the annual awards banquet on November 30th at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in Vernon, New York.

It is never easy to repeat as champion and even harder to push that championship winning streak to three. In 2019, though Trombley was able to do just that when he claimed his third consecutive series title, worth a combined $3,000. The season was one of wins and consistency for Trombley. The Altamont, New York driver won four events (Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Land of Legends Raceway, Afton Motorsports Park) and claimed ten top five finishes and 12 top ten finishes in the series 13 events. The only event that Warren Alexson owned team finished outside the top nine was in the season finale at Afton when mechanical issues plagued the team all evening long.

Since the 2017 season Trombley has won on average one out of every five CRSA events that the CRSA has held and has a 57 percent top five finishing percentage.

After claiming the 2018 Land of Legends Raceway Track Championship, Darryl Ruggles tackled the CRSA Sprint Car Series for the first time looking for the series championship. With six top five and nine top ten finishes along with a huge win at the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day, Ruggles would come close but fall a bit short in his bid for that first CRSA crown, finishing second. Ruggles did repeat as track champion at the Land of Legends Raceway.

One season ago Justin Mills not only was crowned CRSA Rookie of the Year but also finished fifth in the final point standings. With a pair of Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Chargers Awards under his belt and three top five and nine top ten finishes, the driver of the Bluestone Excavating number M1 improved on that fifth-place finish in 2019. Mills ended the season in the third position.

Finishing in the fourth position is Alysha Bay. The second-generation driver out of Canandaigua scored a pair of feature wins in 2019 (Land of Legends Raceway and Afton Motorsports Park) along with six top five and ten top ten finishes. The two feature wins pushed her career total to three with the CRSA.

Emily VanInwegen finished fifth in the overall final standings. The driver of the Mike VanDusen owned number 56 finished fourth a season ago and repeated as a top five finisher on the heels of two top five and eight top ten finishes. VanInwegen started 12 events in 2019 which pushed her unmatched total of events started since 2014 to 101.

The 2019 season kicked off at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday May 18th. Trombley would pick up the win over Mills, Jason Whipple, Johnny Kolosek and Jesse Pruchnik. The series returned to action on Memorial Day, May 27th at the Weedsport Speedway. A stellar 24 car field unloaded pit side in front of a large, holiday crowd. When the checkered flag waved the Motorized Mad Man, Darryl Ruggles brought home the checkered flag over Billy VanInwegen, Alysha Bay, John Scarborough and Trombley.

The series would be back in action at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on Sunday June 2nd. The track, which in the early years of the CRSA served as the home track for the series, would see a great crowd watch Cory Sparks pick up his only win of the 2019 season. Emily VanInwegen would finish a season high second in the Mike VanDusen owned machine while Trombley, Brett Jaycox and Johnny Kolosek rounded out the top five finishers.

Following nearly a month break, the series roared back to life at the Afton Motorsports Park for the first of two visits in 2019. The July 12th event would be the first of five scheduled events during the month. Trombley picked up the win over Dalton Herrick, Bay, Ruggles and Connecticut’s Peter Dance.

The final two weekends in July would see a pair of double headers scheduled. The first, the weekend of July 20th and 21st would see the series visit the Land of Legends Raceway and Thunder Mountain Speedway. Erik Karlsen took the checkered flag over David Ferguson and Pruchnik on Saturday night and then on Sunday, Herrick would claim the victory over Ruggles and Trombley. The Sunday night event at Thunder Mountain was a part of the annual Wade Decker Memorial.

July would come to a close with events at the Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The July 27th event at Fonda would see Mike Kiser pick up the win over Sydney Prince and Thomas Radivoy. On Sunday Dana Wagner would take the checkers over Gerry Sehn and Herrick.

The month of August would see two events scheduled however the show scheduled for August 17th at the Land of Legends Raceway would be cancelled due to rain. The Albany-Saratoga Speedway hosted the CRSA on Friday night, August 9th with Trombley picking up the win over Brandyn Griffin and Kiser.

After a few weeks off, the series returned to the Land of Legends for the inaugural New York Sprint Car Nationals. The CRSA competed on both Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night the win went to Bay over Dan Bennett and David Ferguson. On Saturday the $1,000 to win weekend finale would go to Kolosek over Dan Craun and Trombley.

A week later the CRSA returned to the Fonda Speedway for their first event after the annual Fonda Fair. Trombley would pick up the win over Kiser, Ruggles, Bay and Wagner and in the process nearly cement his third series title.

The series finale would take place on Friday October 11th at the Afton Motorsports Park. Alysha Bay and Emily VanInwegen led the field to the green after drawing the front row. VanInwegen looked to be on her way to the win however she would spin, forcing her to the rear of the field. In the end Bay would take the checkered flag for her first CRSA win away from the Land of Legends Raceway. Kiser finished second in the finale with Sehn third, Jaycox fourth and Wagner fifth.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

 

 

RevsRacing LLC

RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store.We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will returnin the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.

Indy Revolution:May 7-8-9, 2020, 3 days of big money bracket racing, featuring Super Pro class and Pro Class. Nostalgia Muscle cars and Modern Muscle cars Index race on Friday. Saturday Features 10 thousand to win Footbrake Index race. Friday & Saturday Night will have Indy Street Outlaws & Knight Street Racing heads up racing. A car show, swap meet, and new vendors will be set up all three days. The event finale will be on the oval race track with Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars & Midwest Compact touring Series. Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to race on the famed oval since June 9, 2012, where Brian Gerster was the winner and set a new and current track record of 17.407.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas. Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Summer Nationals:On June18-19-20, 2020 RevsRacing will welcome home the Non-Wing Must See Racing Sprint Cars. The last winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in a non-wing sprint car was Bobby Santos III on August 18, 2011. The non-wing sprint cars will be racing on the oval June20, 2020. Also racing on the oval will be the Midwest SuperModifieds, Super Cup Stock Cars Series, & the Midwest Compact Touring Series.
But wait, that is not all, once again, there will be 3 days of Super Pro Big Money Bracket Racing,with 400-500 of the best Super Pro Drag Racers in the country. With 50 Thousand to win on Friday June 19, 2020.
The Indy Street Outlaws and Knight Street Racing will return to the track on Friday and Saturday nights. The Car Show, swap meet, and new vendors will also be back in June.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas.
Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy RevoltOctober 23, 2020 will Feature the Indy Street Outlaws & Hoosier No-Prep Series Championship. The race track surface will be untouched. It will be street racing at the track. Revs Racing’s mission is to provide street racers with more opportunities to race at the track. Their slogan is, “Taking the street back to the track”. In 2020, Revs Racing’s hopesto reduce street racing in Indiana by over 10%.

 

 

ANDREA CAP NAMED AQUA DUCK WATER TRANSPORT MS. MOTORSPORTS 2020; DALE JARRETT AND KYLE PETTY WELL RECEIVED, NINE EXHIBITORS RECEIVED DISPLAY AWARDS, KIDS DAY TOMORROW (SUNDAY)

OAKS, PA January 19, 2020 . . . Andrea Cap of East Berlin, PA was named Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2020 Saturday night at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show Saturday night. Andrea was crowned her successor, Taylor Fullin. Ms. Cap’s first runner-up was Morgan Rochelle and second runner-up was Casey Robicheau. Ms. Cap was also the Swimwear winner, Ms. Rochelle the Sportswear winner, Ms. Robicheau the Interview winner, Amanda Arms the Ms. Photogenic winner and Rachel Molyneaux was named Ms. Congeniality.

Donna Miller, pageant organizer since the inception of the Ms. Motorsports competition at the first show in 1986, was saluted for her years of excellence. Donna announced that the 2020 show was her last. Jamie Sammons will be the new pageant coordinator starting in 2021.

Nine exhibitors earned laurels superior appearing race cars and displays. Best Open Cockpit race car was the Bitner Automotive No. 15 Wingless Sprint that was part of the Bitner Automotive Display. Best Modified/ Late Model was awarded to the Mike Gular driven No. 2A that was part of the Bicknell Race Cars booth. Stephane Lafrance’s Trick Race Car Products booth display received laurels for Best Commercial Booth. Stephen Hanes’ one-of-a-kind VW drag race car was acknowledged for Best Drag Race Car.

Also earning awards were the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club of Phoenixville PA for best Quarter Midget Display, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers Club for best Vintage Club display, and Orange County Fair Speedway for best Speedway display.

Other outstanding exhibitor awards were presented to the Jimmy Horton, Jr. Statewide Hi-Way Safety Kenny Weld No. 3 Modified that Horton drove to 47 wins in the 1978 season. The car was recently restored by DKM’s Eric Mack for Chris Larsen, who recently had acquired the car.

Finally, the Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 410 Sprint, a Ben Cook chassis car that Doug Wolfgang raced in 1987 was saluted as the Best Vintage Open Cockpit car of the show.

Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett each met and greeted Motorsports Show attendees for two hours Saturday afternoon, preceded by lively stage interviews with audience participation.

Area Auto Racing News’ winningest drivers of the 2019 season were acknowledged on stage prior to the Ms. Motorsports pageant. Matt Hirschman, Danny Dietrich, Tom Fearn, Matt Sheppard, Tommy Kunzman were the award winners; Hirschman was present to receive his award on stage while Sheppard received his laurels earlier on Saturday.

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 20 will be dedicated to Kids, with Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports pageants planned. The formal show events conclude with the annual running of Kids Big Wheels Races, featuring events among three age groups of youngsters.

Dates for the 2021 Motorsports Show have been announced for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 15, 16, and 17, 2021.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Two Dozen Features During Championship Saturday of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2020) - Five preliminary nights featuring 343 drivers have led to Championship Saturday for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which wraps up the 34th edition on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A total of 29 features and a pole shuffle remain before the champion is crowned. It begins with a pair of O Mains and hot laps kick off the festivities at approximately 9:30 a.m. (Central). Opening Ceremonies, which includes the Parade of States prior to the running of the #DoItForGrady Pole Shuffle, is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central).

Tanner Thorson, Ryan Bernal, Christopher Bell, Thomas Meseraull, Rico Abreu, Colby Copeland, Kyle Larson, Jonathan Beason, Cannon McIntosh and Tyler Courtney are the drivers locked into the pole shuffle that determines the first five rows of the 55-lap main event. The remainder of the main events throughout Saturday will narrow down the field to twin B Mains with the top seven from each transferring into the A Main.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live video stream on Saturday, offering the racing action all morning and afternoon until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to stream live audio after the video rights are transferred to Lucas Oil Racing TV.

The RBN video broadcast, which is only $29.99, features multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers this week have included Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

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 On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 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 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. 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 .

 

 

Kyle Bellm Kicks Off New Decade with Friday’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Preliminary Card!

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (January 17, 2020) – The 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway couldn’t come soon enough for Kyle Bellm.

Now the time has come, as the accomplished Sprint Car racer from Nixa, MO, will take the wheel of the Chad Shields Racing Fontana-powered AFD Graphics/Schure Built Suspension No. 4c Ripper-chassis Midget for Friday’s Vacuworx Qualifying night atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval.

It will mark Bellm’s seventh time to compete at the prestigious event that draws a field of approximately 350 competitors from all forms of motorsports around the world. Friday’s card will include approximately 75 of those entries with the top two finishers advancing on to Saturday’s 55-lap championship main event and the rest of the field fielding out the day’s alphabet soup of feature events based upon the preliminary finish.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to team with Chad Shields Racing for this year’s Chili Bowl,” Bellm says. “The car felt really nice in practice on Monday, we made a couple of little adjustments and I think we can be really competitive on Friday night.”

Bellm raced into last year’s Friday night preliminary feature and was moving forward only to get collected by a spinning car.

He went on to finish out the weekend in Saturday “E” Main action, among the top 1/3 of the 350 car field, despite a cut tire that cut his run short while dicing for a transfer position.

“That was a last minute deal and we didn’t even get practice and did pretty well with it,” Bellm recalls. “This time around, we were able to get a few laps in to get acclimated to the year and that puts me ahead of where I was last year going into Friday night. So, if we can have just a little bit of Chili Bowl luck on our side, hopefully that can translate into a good finish.”

Bellm comes off a 2018 season that included a Lake Ozark Speedway feature win among his 15 top-ten runs in 36 overall starts that included his first World of Outlaws feature start to wrap up the season.

Bellm will feature a similar schedule in 2020, competing in a variety of winged 360-ci and 410-ci Sprint Car events throughout the region.

2018 Quick Stats: 36 Races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary on Friday night and finale on Saturday night.

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

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

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

 

 

DIRTVision To Stream 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic LIVE The illustrious Australian race will feature American drivers like Kyle Larson and Carson Macedo

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 17, 2020 –

DIRTVision is excited to offer North American fans exclusive live streaming of the 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The prestigious event is Australia’s biggest Sprint Car race, held each year at the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warnambool, Victoria at the end of January.

All North American DIRTVision Fast Pass subscribers will be able to watch the best Sprint Car drivers in Australia duel with a plethora of star American drivers, Jan. 24-26, for the $224,000 purse and the accompanying glory of winning in front of tens of thousands of fans. The event will go live at 1 a.m. (ET) for each event.

The Classic will see more than 100 drivers battling to win the illustrious race. This year, fans can expect to see a number of familiar drivers from the United States, including Kyle Larson, Carson Macedo, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Tim Kaeding and McKenna Haase. Three-time Classic winner Kerry Madsen will also be in the field, along with his brother Ian Madsen.

The caliber of the event and the mid-winter date attract some of the best driver from the United States to Warrnambool to compete against the locals in the crown jewel event. The Classic is essentially the Knoxville Nationals of Australia, with the largest car count in Sprint Car racing. In 2015, the event actually beat out the legendary Knoxville Nationals by two cars with 107 entries.

American drivers have won 17 of the 44 Classics run since 1973, including victories from former World of Outlaws champions Donny Schatz and Danny Lasoski. As with the Australian Championship, drivers from New South Wales have dominated the event with 18 wins. The home state of Victoria had to wait until the 20th running of the event to have a home winner with Warnambool's own Max Dumesny winning in 1992.

North American Sprint Car fans can witness the excitement and international competition from Down Under with a DIRTVision Fast Pass subscription for only $39. Sign up now to watch the Sprintcar Classic, as well as other weekly Australian shows.

 

 

DIRT MODIFIED STANDOUT MATT SHEPPARD MET WITH RACERS IN A WIDE RANGING SEMINAR AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 SHOW FRIDAY; MIKE MAHANEY WINS CELEBRITY KART RACE; KYLE PETTY, DALE JARRETT APPEARANCES, AND MS. MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT SET FOR SHOW ON SATURDAY

OAKS, PA January 17, 2020 . . . Matt Sheppard and Mike Mahaney made headlines in different ways on Friday, Day One, of the PPB 2020 Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Sheppard, winner of 35 Dirt Modified features in 2019, shared trade secrets and offered advice on buying used race cars for the more than 80 racers who attended his Q&A seminar.

“I learn more about setups when things go wrong than when things go right,” Sheppard shared. “You remember what not to do.”

Mahaney was the winner of a Celebrity Go Kart race run Friday night. To win, he executed a last turn, last lap pass against Ryan Watt to register the top prize. Eric Kormann was third.

“It was a lot of fun,” Mahaney shared. “The track was pretty slippery and it made for some good racing.”

Day Two of the Motorsports Show will feature guest appearances by NASCAR fan favorites Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.

Petty, a third generation NASCAR Cup driver prior to retirement, is now one of the top NASCAR TV commentators. He will sign autographs and meet and greet Motorsports attendees from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Second generation Cup driver Jarrett is a three-time Daytona 500 winner and one time NASCAR Cup season champion plus being a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a TV personality. Jarrett will sign autographs from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday afternoon.

Following the autograph signing sessions by Petty and Jarrett, the stage will be set for the 35th annual Ms. Motorsports Competition, sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. Fifteen contestants have entered the competition in advance with more expected. At stake is a $1,500 top prize, a poster deal and the opportunity to travel the nation’s speedways as the official representative of the Motorsports Show.

On Sunday, the closing day of the show, three competitions, each centered on the sport’s youth, will be held. The Little Ms. Motorsports pageant and Tiny Ms. Motorsports competition transpire followed by Kids Big Wheel Races, featuring youngsters racing in various age groups with trophies presented to all winners.

The Best In Show awards will be presented to deserving exhibitors on Sunday afternoon as well.

Dates on or about the second weekend in January, 2021 are anticipated to be released in the near future.

 

 

Brad Sweet is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for First Time/Bill Simpson Named 2019 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport!”

Knoxville, IA, January 17, 2020 – For the first time in his career, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California, 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 2019 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned twenty (20) of the twenty-three (23) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel and Donny Schatz all received one first-place ballot.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are fourteen-time “Driver of the Year” Award recipient Donny Schatz of North Dakota, Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel of Connecticut, All Star champion and Tuscarora 50 winner Aaron Reutzel of Texas, and Logan Schuchart of Pennsylvania. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, Sheldon Haudenschild and Lance Dewease.

For the third time, Kasey Kahne Racing will receive the “Team of the Year Award.” It will be the first for the #49 team, who among their wins, claimed Eldora’s King’s Royal in July.

Californians Michael “Buddy” Kofoid and Gio Scelzi (his second such award) will share the “Wild Card Award” for their exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2019. California’s Mason Daniel is the “Rookie of the Year Award” recipient, following up his winning of the same award in the ‘360’ class in 2018.

Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fourth time in a row. Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing will receive “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. This is the first such award for Musselman (Chuck Merrill was honored nine times with Maxim). The “Media Member of the Year” award will go to Speed Sport’s Mike Kerchner for the first time.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Bill Simpson of Simpson Performance Products has been posthumously honored with the “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Bill was a pioneer in the racing safety business with his company, Simpson Performance Products. He started Impact! Racing in 2002. Bill started with safety chutes for drag racers, and would also develop gloves, helmets, restraints, shoes and the first fire suits used in racing.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: the late Greg Hodnett, Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, the late 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 2020 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 2180 (20)
2. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 1250 (1)
3. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 963 (1)
4. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 766 (1)
5. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 504
6. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 4440
7. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 354
8. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 299
9. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 221
10. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 214
11. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 204
12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 158
13. Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 116
14. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 96
15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 70
16. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 62
17. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 53
18. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 52
19. James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 50
20. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 37

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!

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LEAD SPONSORS, QUAKER STEAK & LUBE AND IRCO RETURN AS SPONSORS OF 13TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES AT PLAMER PARK MALL, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 8

This popular off season race car show is relocating to the Palmer Park Mall, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8.

Sponsors Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

For the 13th consecutive year, IRCO is a sponsor of Dirt Track Heroes. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Senior Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We’re excited for the relocation of the show to the Palmer Park Mall and anticipate another successful show.”

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg &amp; Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Event Organizer Justin Beltrame is thrilled to have IRCO back on board. “IRCO has always been a huge supporter of the show” mentioned Beltrame. “Also, Senior Vice President Greg Collins is a wealth of knowledge on the Harmony Speedway so it is an all-around success for everyone” added Justin Beltrame.

This year, the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is dedicated to Steve and Ed Pados. Both individuals have contributed greatly to the sport and they have been key contributors to the past success of the twelve year history of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Steve is currently dealing with some health issues so his participation in this event may be limited. Never-the-less, he will be part of 2020 presentation of the show as the guests of honor.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

EXPO CENTER READIED FOR PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW 2020 OPENING FRIDAY

OAKS, PA January 16, 2020 . . . The preparations necessary to transform the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center into the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show 2020 were continuing in earnest through 8:00 PM Thursday evening. The 36th annual rendition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions opens to the public at 2:00 PM Friday, January 17 and continues Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19.

“This year’s show is shaping up to be one of the best,” said event organizer Sammons. “Move in day was very smooth and we expect big crowds for all three days with all that we have going on at the 2020 Show.”

Much of the work centered around the Orange County Fair Speedway Display, which will feature the track’s past, present, and future. The speedway celebrated the 100th anniversary of the running of its first automobile race this past August. A never-before-seen restoration of the Statewide Hi-Way Safety No. 3 Gremlin, built by Kenny Weld, driven by Jimmy Horton, owned by Halmar International’s Chris Larsen, and restored by Eric Mack is among the features in the display and of the entire Motorsports 2020 Show.

Another vintage car, this one owned and restored by Bruce Bowen, in the entrance lobby of the Motorsports Show, is a restoration of the No. 29 Weikert’s Livestock Sprint driven by Doug Wolfgang in 1987. The car is unique in that it ran the season with a 410 Steel Block motor. The car has been displayed by Bowen only once before.

“It has been a lot of work but I’m very happy with the way it turned out,” Bowen, who hand-lettered the car, said.

Two big displays near the main entrance of the show are certain to command attention. At the Pioneer Pole Buildings display, the Modifieds of Billy Pauch and Craig VonDohren as well as the 410 Sprint of Freddie Rahmer are to be seen while the Sunoco display has cars spanning the spectrum of motorsports including a stunning Funny Car and an equally attention-grabbing Sports Car Prototype.

A new livery for Matt Sheppard’s Modified can be seen at the American Racer Tire exhibit and Joe Toth’s Crate Sportsman, displayed at the Georgetown Speedway booth, is also a dramatic contrast from Toth’s previous cars.

An oddity in this year’s show features two of Mike Gular’s Modifieds, one in the Bicknell Race Cars display and a second in the Sunoco booth.

Once doors open Friday and throughout the three-day run of the show a series of valuable Seminars will be conducted on a wide range of topics of interest to car builders, track operators, and fans alike.

On Saturday, personal appearances by Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett will highlight the three-day event. Petty will sign autographs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with Jarrett putting pen to paper from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

At 7:00, the festivities will begin that culminate in the crowning of Ms. Motorsports 2020.

Sunday is Kid’s Day at PPB Motorsports 2020 with Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports competitions as well as Big Wheel Racing competitions.

For more information about the 2020 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, visit motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

What’s The Gio? Scelzi Out Of Classic

Up and coming Sprintcar Star Gio Scelzi has withdrawn from the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with news coming from the US yesterday of a pending new partnership between Scelzi and Guy Forbrook for the upcoming US season curtailing Scelzi’s Australian plans.

Scelzi was slated to drive for Indy Race Parts proprietor Bernie Stubegen however the new deal has put paid to that being a possibility.

In other news today it has been announced that World Series Sprintcars contracted driver will park up own previously entered W14 entry, so that he can contest the Classic for John McLellan and the J&S Drilling Team aboard the W60 entry.

These changes now has the official Classic entry list at 107 with nine hugely talented Americans still set to roll onto Sungold Stadium next weekend for the 48th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

Daniel Adds Extreme Brand Products to Team as World of Outlaws Rookie Campaign Nears

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 16, 2020) - Mason Daniel has more exciting news as he nears his inaugural season on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trail.

Daniel is partnering with Extreme Brand Products throughout the 2020 campaign, which will feature him traveling the country with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"This is the first time that Extreme Brand Products is getting into the sprint car world," he said. "We're very excited to work with them with engine oil, rear end oil and brake cleaner along with degreasers. Their products are tremendous and will help us on our way to a successful season."

Extreme Brand Products, which is based in House Springs, Mo., aims to be the leader in research, selling and marketing high quality race oil, race fuels and performance lubricants. For more information, visit http://www.ExtremeBrandProducts.com .

"We are very excited to be working with Mason Daniel Racing," Extreme Brand Products Director of Operations Ed Briggs said.

Daniel recently announced that his team will embark upon the biggest challenge yet as it hits the road to compete at the highest sprint car level in 2020. Daniel made the transition to winged sprint car racing in 2018 when he also relocated to Missouri. Last year he focused on shifting from 360ci sprint car competition to the top level of 410ci sprint car action to prepare for the ultimate test - the World of Outlaws.

"We've been working hard to progress each year and 2020 will be a huge leap forward for our team," he said. "We couldn't do this without the support of many great partners such as Extreme Brand Products. We're grateful for the support and look forward to what we can accomplish together in the future."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Extreme Brand Products

Extreme Brand Products, which is based in House Springs, Mo., aims to be the leader in research, selling and marketing high quality race oil, race fuels and performance lubricants. For more information, visit http://www.ExtremeBrandProducts.com .

"This is the first time that Extreme Brand Products is getting into the sprint car world," Daniel said. "We're very excited to work with them with engine oil, rear end oil and brake cleaner along with degreasers. Their products are tremendous and will help us on our way to a successful season."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, BTC Bank, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Razzle Dazzle by DLJ Produce, Valley Pacific, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Fourth Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 16, 2020 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the fourth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a four-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, and earned thirteen (13) of the sixteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the second consecutive year. Bartlett, Tennessee’s Terry Gray, Springfield, Nebraska’s Jack Dover and Wesley Chapel, Florida’s Troy DeCaire also received first place votes.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Short Track Nationals winner Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, nine-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Placerville Speedway champ Andy Forsberg of Auburn, California, and USCS titlist Terry Gray.
Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Ohsweken Speedway champ Dylan Westbrook, Midwest Power Series titlist Thomas Kennedy, Patriot Sprint Tour National champ Davie Franek, URC champ Chad Layton and MSTS king Jack Dover.

Andy Bishop of Illinois 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 sixteenth time) earned “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

In addition, Todd Buffenbarger (TJSlideways.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award for the third time. Dave Pusateri, Trophy Cup promoter, received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the first time, and Dylan Westbrook will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2019 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 2020 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, 1460 (13)
2. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 713
3. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 403
4. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 246
5. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 181 (1)
6. Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 171
7. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 148
8. Davie Franek, Wantage, NJ, 144
9. Chad Layton, Harrisburg, PA, 134
10. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 123
11. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 121
12. John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 115
13. Troy DeCaire, Wesley Chapel, FL 100 (1)
14. Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN, 82
15. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 80
16. Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 79
17. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 77
18. Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 75
19. Kyle Hirst, Sacramento, CA, 72
20. Sean Becker, Roseville, CA, 69

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!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
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Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
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CJ Leary Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2019!

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2019 – CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana today was named the 2019 “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 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted Indiana Sprintweek and the Perris Oval Nationals amongst his wins this season. Leary earned seven of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received five first-place ballots, while Kyle Cummins received one.
Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are defending Non-wing Driver of the Year and Western World winner, Tyler Courtney, Knoxville Corn Belt Nationals winner Brady Bacon, MSCS champion Kyle Cummins and Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals winner, Kevin Thomas Jr. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are Justin Grant, Chris Windom, Damion Gardner, Thomas Meseraull and Chase Stockon.

The Reinbold Racing/Underwood Motorsports #19AZ team with CJ Leary at the wheel, earned the 2019 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award for the first time.

Tyler Courtney (his second) and Kyle Cummins will share the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2019, while Washington Indiana’s Dustin Clark will receive the 2019 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award.

Richie Murray of USAC and Patrick Sullivan of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine (his fifth) will receive North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors. Joe Spiker of Lincoln Park Speedway and Paragon Speedway will receive the “Promoter of the Year” Award for the first time.

John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the fourth 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 2019 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday night.

2019 Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 1009 (7)
2. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 960 (5)
3. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 390
4. Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 299 (1)
5. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 297
6. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 277
7. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 262
8. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 249
9. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 192
10. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 136
11. Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 106
12. Austin Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 83
13. Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK, 53
14. Kody Swanson, Kingsburg, CA, 44
15. Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL, 43
16. Jake Swanson, Hollister, CA, 39
17. Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH, 34
18. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, 31
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 31
20. RJ Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 24

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!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
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Phone: 641-842-6176
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Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Tim Estenson set for Chili Bowl Nationals debut

By Mike Spieker

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2020) – Fargo native Tim Estenson will be competing at the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this weekend at the Tulsa Expo Center. Estenson will be piloting the Netto Racing No. 88E midget car.

Estenson raced a 410 cubic inch sprint car with Netto Racing in California in 2019.

“D.J. (Netto) gave us a call and asked what we thought about me running the Chili Bowl in one of his cars this year,” said Estenson, who earned 52 legend car wins and an INEX legend national championship in three years in the division. “The next thing I know, I’m registering for the event online and making plans to get to Tulsa. It’s a really cool and exciting opportunity.”

Last weekend, Estenson got the chance to gain valuable seat time at the Tulsa Expo Center, competing in the Tulsa Shootout in a 600cc mini modified. Estenson placed second in the main event.

“I was able to get a good feel for the track during the Tulsa Shootout. I was able to get some laps on it, learn it and get comfortable out there,” said Estenson of the temporary one-fifth mile clay oval.

Estenson said the indoor track at Tulsa has a lot of similarities to one of his home tracks, Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn.

“The bottom groove of Buffalo River and the bottom groove of the track at the Tulsa Expo Center are pretty similar. When you roll through the corners the banking and size feel a lot like Glyndon,” said Estenson, who had 18 wins at the Buffalo River Race Park in 2017 and 2018, combined.

The 17-year-old Fargo driver hopes to gain valuable experience in his first Chili Bowl outing.

“I just want to go out there with a clear mind and get the seat time I need in practice. I’ve never run a midget before so I want to run different lines around the track and try to follow a driver who is faster than I am to see how they drive the track. I want to run consistent laps and see what happens on my qualifying night,” he said.

Estenson’s qualifying night will be Friday, followed by the championship night on Saturday.

Estenson has experience in a winged lightning sprint, which has a similar wheel-base as a midget, but more downforce and less horsepower. Estenson says getting a grasp of the throttle control of the midget will be his first priority, but one he’s ready to tackle.

Estenson would like the thank the following sponsors for their help getting him to the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Estenson Racing

DJ Netto Racing

Spike

Sala Chevrolet

 

 

PASS 2020 schedule released
2020-01-14 13:58:27

Affordable sprint series has April start with a 3 day weekend

The Pennsylvania Sprint Series (PASS) has released its 35-race 2020 schedule for affordable, IMCA/RaceSaver sprint car racing.

Seven tracks are set to run PASS races this year. Port Royal Speedway, which last season averaged nearly 40 entries per event, will run nine races, including the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on October 17. BAPS Motor Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway each will run seven events, with Path Valley Speedway Park running six.

While all of Port Royal’s events will be run on Saturday, BAPS and Selinsgrove will run one race each on Sunday, and BAPS and Path Valley each has a Friday night date as well.

Williams Grove Speedway has two races scheduled for 2020, while Trail-Way Speedway adds a second event. All four at those tracks are Friday races.

Lincoln Speedway rejoins the PASS schedule with two Saturday events as well.

Additions to the schedule are possible, including co-sanctioned events with other RaceSaver groups. Two of the BAPS races will be co-sanctions with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, which races in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Drivers from any RaceSaver series may race with any other series, and PASS contacts both the Mid-Atlantic and Laurel Highlands (West-Central Pennsylvania) Sprint Series to coordinate scheduling and give drivers and teams as many opportunities as possible to compete.

Another large contingent of race teams is preparing to race with PASS in 2020, including 2019 Champion Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, who also won the IMCA National RaceSaver Championship last year, the first Pennsylvanian ever to accomplish that feat. Duke was Pennsylvania State Champion as well.

The RaceSaver Sprint program was founded in Virginia by racer and innovator French Grimes, who established the Virginia Sprint Series, as a way of running economical sprint cars on a “level playing field” that decreased the importance of how much money a given team could spend. PASS, one of the first groups to adopt the RaceSaver model, was founded in 1998 and began racing the following year.

Today, RaceSaver is a nationwide rules package, and more than 700 drivers compete in nearly 20 regional series.

RaceSaver events are now sanctioned by the International Motor Contest Association, IMCA, the oldest active auto racing sanctioning body in the U.S., having been founded in 1915. IMCA also sanctions various stock car and modified classes.

While many drivers have run with PASS for only a year or two, others have remained with the series for a decade or more. This year, Ryan Lynn will celebrate his 20th season and add to a record 350 PASS starts.

Drivers in the series last year ranged in age from 16 to 85.

Along with RaceSaver’s claim as “The World’s Most Affordable Sprint Car Series goes the slogan, “Big Wings, Big Excitement,” and PASS races have regularly lived up to that boast. In the 2019 Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the wild battle for the lead led to the heart-stopping finish you can see here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOHikoGwy7o

The 2020 season opens with a three-event weekend in early April. On Friday, April 3, PASS joins the 410 sprints and USAC East Coast Wingless Springs for the “Spring Sprint Special at Williams Grove. The series then visits Port Royal for Saturday racing before finishing the weekend at BAPS on Sunday.

 

 

NASCAR Drivers and Other Racing Stars Tackling Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Wednesday With Pay-Per-View Stream on RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2020) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering live video of all of the action inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Wednesday when the third night of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire takes place.

Wednesday marks the midpoint of the preliminary competition for the premier midget event with five-time event winner Sammy Swindell, defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet, NASCAR drivers J.J. Yeley and Ryan Newman, 2006 event champion Tim McCreadie, defending Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, rising star Giovanni Scelzi and two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu among dozens of others scheduled to battle.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network provides a live video stream throughout all five preliminary nights and most of the finale during this week's event. The broadcasts, which capture hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews, feature multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m. (Central).

NASCAR star Kyle Larson earned his sixth career Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night victory on Tuesday and second-place finisher Jonathan Beason joined Monday's top two of Cannon McIntosh and Tyler Courtney as lock-in drivers to Saturday's A Main. Tuesday's program featured 77 drivers to run the total number of competitors to 134 through two prelims.

The Chili Bowl live video package is only $29.99 per day.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers during the week include Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals this Saturday will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

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 On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 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 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. 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 .

 

 

Tyler Thompson Qualifies for Prelim A-Main in Chili Bowl Nationals Debut

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions - OSWEGO, NY (January 15, 2020) – Fulton (NY) race driver Tyler Thompson, Oswego Speedway’s International Classic Supermodified champion at just 18-years old, is on a roll.

On Tuesday evening, Thompson took on the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK for the first time, driving a Seymour Racing prepared Midget, and promptly won his qualifying heat race on his way to qualifying for the evening’s A-Main.

A total of 77 entries were on hand in Tulsa on Tuesday, looking for a qualifying spot in this Saturday’s 55-lap Chili Bowl Championship.

Thompson started sixth and won his heat race with a thrilling last lap pass, before starting sixth and finishing sixth in the evening’s A-Qualifier. Those passes and positions were enough to lock Thompson into the 12th starting position for the 30-lap A-Main on Tuesday.

Only two drivers would advance from the 24 car A-Main to Saturday’s Chili Bowl Championship with NASCAR superstar Kyle Larson earning the win over Chili Bowl veteran, Jonathan Beason.

Starting from the sixth row, a broken throttle cable unfortunately knocked Thompson out of the A-Main with a 22nd place finish.

Thompson will now compete in one of two E-main qualifiers on Saturday afternoon, with five drivers advancing from that race to the D-Main. The goal for all Chili Bowl drivers is to climb the ladder, to the night’s A-Main.

Thompson’s E-Main positioning for Saturday ranks him roughly 110th overall of the near record 355 entries on hand for the entire week of racing in Tulsa, a fantastic feat for a driver that has never driven a Midget until Monday morning.

“I again can’t thank Seymour Racing, Indy Performance Composites and our partners enough for this incredible opportunity,” said Thompson, who was recently awarded the John Blewett III Young Guns Award at the annual EMPA Convention. “Our goal was to come out here, be competitive, and have some fun. To grab a checkered flag and qualify for the night’s A-Main, with this competition, is more than we could have imagined. We will come back on Saturday and do our best in the E-Main and hopefully advance to the D-Main. This has just been an incredible experience.”

In a matter of months, the versatile Thompson has won Oswego Speedway’s International Classic and Lucas Oil Raceway Park’s Fall Brawl in a pavement Supermodified, qualified for the lucrative Outlaw 200 and World Finals in a DIRTcar Big Block Modified, battled for wins in an Indoor Auto Racing Championship TQ Midget and now, qualified for an A-Main at the Chili Bowl Nationals in a dirt Midget.

“We just enjoy racing,” said Thompson. “We have a fantastic crew and group of supporters that are able to help make this happen. The more experience you get in different types of cars, the better.”

For more information on the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals visit online at www.chilibowl.com.

Since 1991, Seymour Performance Products has supplied parts, safety equipment and services to racers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.

Learn more about the products and services at Seymour Performance Products by visiting www.seymourperformanceproducts.com.

Indy Performance Composites is a full-service custom-made composite designer and fabricator for all high performance needs. IPC offers many advantages to clients, including quick turnaround time, collaborative design, and exceptional customer service.

IPC’s competitive pricing provides greater flexibility and cost advantage to customers, while working collaboratively to use their experience and product knowledge to transform ideas, vision and budgets into workable high performance solutions.

Learn more online at www.ipcindy.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Tyler Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Kelly’s Zen Den, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Pullen’s Plumbing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

A late breaking entry

With the 10th running of the All Star Challenge only 3 days away Corey McCullagh is the latest to throw his hat in the ring to compete in the show. McCullagh has done a deal with West Australia based Mat Muir and is using Muir’s 360 for the night. “We are rapt to have Corey compete with us, what many people probably don’t remember is that Corey started his sprintcar career with us. He ran off and on for 4 seasons before purchasing a 410. His highest placing in the All Star Challenge was 4th back in 2015. Since then he has
picked up many wins including the Grand Annual Classic and most recently taking out the A at Avalon last weekend. He really is a talented driver with an awesome family and it’s great to have him back racing with us. The South West Conveyancing, Owen built Homes V90 is certainly a bonus.” Searle said.

Another name to add to the already star studded list. This Saturday 18th January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds
Simpson Speedway in case you didn’t already know. Pit Party from 2.30, on track at 5.00

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport Still in the Hunt

With the Sunshine Swing leg of the 2019-20 season World Series Sprintcars Championship now in the history books, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen remain in the point standings hunt.

Sitting in second in the WSS Championship point standings heading into the past five rounds following the WSS Speedweek swing, Madsen and the team were hoping to open their WSS round winning account throughout the Sunshine Swing of the WSS Championship in an effort to bridge the point standings gap between himself and current leader James McFadden.

Carrying on the string of minor podium finishes they collected throughout the WSS Speedweek leg, the team racked up another four during their recent campaign, despite a few setbacks, including a flat-right-rear tyre at the Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway round while running second with two laps to go and a rainout during the second night of the ninth WSS round (Australian Open) at Archerfield Speedway. The latter event, Madsen was the highest point scorer prior to the wet weather spoiling the party.

Coming away with a pair of second-place finishes, the first of which occurred in what was their maiden visit to Maryborough Speedway and the second during the opening night of the ninth WSS round at Archerfield Speedway, the team also picked up a pair of third-place finishes at the WSSArcherfield Speedway (January 4)and Lismore Speedway (January 14) rounds.

Earning considerable points for their efforts and taking their overall tally to 2,510, Madsen and the team are just 113 points shy of the WSS Championship lead; a difference they’re eager to make up when they return to the team’s home state for the Western Swing which brings the WSS Championship to a close.

However, in the meantime, their focus in now on some of the country’s biggest standalone Sprintcar events, with the next WSS Championship round not taking place until the Friday night of February 14 at Esperance Speedway in Western Australia.

Now travelling to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW) to contest the Ultimate Speedway Nationals this Friday and Saturday night, the team will then venture to Victoria and South Australia to begin what will be a huge week of racing, incorporating the Presidents Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway(SA) and the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic).

Following these events, the team will cross the Bass Strait to Tasmania, where they will attempt to win their eighth and Madsen’s fifth Australian Sprintcar Championship crown from January 31 to February 1 at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway.

Current WSS Championship Point Standings (after 10 rounds):
1: James McFadden - 2623 points
2: Kerry Madsen - 2510
3: Jock Goodyer - 2140
4: Brooke Tatnell - 2088
5: Lucas Wolfe - 1985

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2019-20 season by:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters
Bunbury Toyota
Blackbeard Designs
JP Signs

The 2019-20 season range of Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store.

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.

 

 

US 36 Raceway Releases 2020 Schedule

OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway officials have released the 2020 schedule featuring 25 nights of racing.

The schedule is headlined by two visits from the ASCS National Tour, April 17 and July 17. The tour made one visit to US 36 last season. The Sprint Series of Nebraska, which made multiple visits to the high banks last season, will make four appearances at the track this season, May 15, June 5, July 3 and Aug. 21. The POWRi WAR Sprints and Iowa Sprint Car League join forces for three trips to US 36 this season, May 15, June 5 and Aug. 21.

The weekly racing series will compete throughout the season to chase an opportunity to win a championship. During that chase, mainstays in the schedule return in Modifed Madness and the Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. Modified Madness takes place on May 22 and the Stock Car Shootout hits the track on July 24. The championship battles will conclude championship night, Sep. 18.

To wrap up the season, the 2nd annual Missouri IMCA Nationals are set for Oct. 8-10. The full schedule and other details on the 2020 season are available at www.us36racewaydirttrack.com

US 36 Raceway 2020 Schedule

March 28 – Practice 1-5 p.m.
April 4 – Practice 1-5 p.m.
April 11 – To Be Announced
April 12 – To Be Announced
April 17 – ASCS National Tour
April 24 – Weekly Racing
May 1 – Weekly Racing
May 9 – Weekly Racing
May 15 – Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
May 22 – Modified Madness
May 29 – Weekly Racing
June 5 – Bud Shootout: Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
June 12 – Weekly Racing
June 19 – Weekly Racing
June 26 – Weekly Racing
July 3 – Sprint Series of Nebraska
July 4 – To Be Announced
July 10 – Weekly Racing
July 17 – ASCS National Tour
July 24 – Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout
July 31 – Weekly Racing
August 7 – Weekly Racing
August 14 - *CLOSED*
August 21 – Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
August 28 – Weekly Racing
September 18 – Championship Night
October 8-10 – 2nd Annual Missouri IMCA Nationals

 

 

NEWS FROM PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AND DO AT 36TH ANNUAL PPB MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND

OAKS, PA January 15, 2020 . . . Looking for a great day and night of fun? Gather up your camera (cellphone) and autograph book. Put on your most comfortable shoes and head on out to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. It is time for the 36th annual PPB Motorsports 2020 Racecar and Trade Show. For three days, January 17th through 19th, the giant hall is loaded with just about everything you could imagine that has to do with the exciting sport of motorsports. It is truly a diversified show with powerboats, stock cars, drag racers, motorcycles and more included.

Arnold’s Family Fun Center, located in Oaks, is offering the opportunity to drive an electric kart right there at the Expo Center in the C Hall. Here is a chance to see if you just might have the talent to be a race car driver. The cost is just $10 and there are two seaters so the youngsters can be included in the fun with an adult.

Over 200 race cars, representing all forms of motorsports (Modifieds, Sprints, Midgets, Sportsman, Late Models, Drags and more), will be on display. Of special interest will be a newly design Camaro for NASCAR Cup racing that will make its debut in the Daytona 500. There will be two Hendrick Motorsports cars on display, a new 2020 No. 24 to be driven by William Bryon and a 2019 No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson so fans can compare the changes being made.

There will be huge displays by Orange County Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. which celebrated its 100th season in 2019. Pioneer Pole Buildings, Sunoco, and other major players in the sport.

Speedway displays will offer news of what is happening during the 2020 season. Dozens of tracks and sanctioning organizations will be represented.

Many manufacturers will be on hand to show what is new and offer great deals.

Your autograph book will come in handy as NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and NASCAR Fox broadcast Kyle Petty, along with other national names, and area racers will be on hand along with well-known personalities. Take photos and collect autographs. You just never know who you will come across during the three day.

Seminars designed to educate about important topics in the sport will be taking place throughout the weekend. And admission is free.

The very popular Aqua Duck MS Motorsports Pageant always draws a big crowd on Saturday evening. Gals interested can still enter by using the application found on the show web-site.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races. Children can enter both events by stopping at the stage area upon early arrival at the show. Big Wheels are supplied and trophies go to top performers.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 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.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

$1000 For Classic Hard-Charger with thanks to the Keyboard Racer

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is once again to have a numbers of Contingency Award partners, for everything from Hard Luck Awards, Quick Time Awards, Best Presented Car and Crew Awards as well as a Crew Chief of the Classic Award!

However one of the more mysterious partners is the Keyboard Racer who in 2020 will offer a $1000 Cash Bonus for the Hard Charger in the 40-lap Classic A-Main!

In 2019 Victorian youngster Jordyn Charge claimed the prize when he stormed from position five in the B-Main, to become the 24th Classic finalist before moving through the field to 12th!

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was none the wiser as to the Keyboard Racer’s Identity, despite having him or her on board as a Classic Contingency Award partner!

“Naturally all negotiation of the award has been done via email, so as long as the funds arrive and we can direct them to a very worthy Hard Charger after the 40-lap Classic final, then that is all that matters”, Mills said.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2020” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2020 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2020. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the 31st annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Greg Hodnett – A native of Memphis who would eventually be a card holding member of the Pennsylvania Posse, Greg racked up 286 wins in his sprint car career. He won twenty World of Outlaws and 22 All Star events in his career. The 2009 Williams Grove National Open winner was the 1993 WoO Rookie of the Year, a five time Williams Grove Speedway champion, a two-time Selinsgrove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway champion, and a five-time Pennsylvania Speedweek titlist.

Tim Shaffer – “The Steel City Outlaw” is a four-time All Star champion, the 1999 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and three-time Ohio Sprint Speedweek champ. He is fourth all-time with 66 career All Star wins and has recorded 27 with the WoO. Tim won the $150,000 2010 Knoxville Nationals and the $100,000 2018 Sprint Car World Championship in Mansfield, Ohio. Among his many other wins are two Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup titles at Lernerville.

Jeff Swindell – Jeff grew up in the racing Swindell family near Memphis and has excelled as both a driver and as an innovator and manufacturer. He was the 1981 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, and has 51 career wins with that series. Big wins have included the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit, the Eagle (NE) Nationals, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the Gold Cup in Chico, California. He also won the Knoxville 360 Nationals in 2002. The versatile driver is also a two-time winner of the famous USAC Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred. He is also an awarded manufacturer, most recently with Swindell electronic bleeders.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Walter Dyer – Walt Dyer’s famous “Brickmobile” #461 was a staple in central Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Walt racked up over 165 wins at thirteen different tracks in his career, including the Williams Grove National Open, the Tuscarora 50, the East Bay Winternationals and many more, with drivers such as Billy Stief, Paul Lotier, Lance Dewease. His last win came with Curt Michael, fittingly on 4-06-01.

Paul Leffler – Paul was both and owner and builder on his sprint cars. He fabricated almost every piece himself. He was crew chief for three USAC National Sprint Car champions, Greg Weld (’67), Tom Bigelow (’78) and his son Greg Leffler (1979). Paul has 29 USAC sprint car wins as an owner or co-owner. He had 34 more as crew chief for Sherman Armstrong’s cars from 1977-80. He built over 60 open wheel race cars during his career.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Don Lamberti – The co-founder of Casey’s General Stores has been a lifelong race fan, sponsor and supporter. With good friend Gil Sonner, Don put a car together from a scrap pile as a teenager. Don would partner with Gil to compete in 50 Knoxville Nationals, as well as many big wins across the country. Thanks to Don, Casey’s has been a huge supporter of racing, drivers, events and sanctions in the Midwest and around the country.

L. Spencer Riggs – Growing up in Indianapolis, Spencer was influenced at a young age by the greats of the sport. He used his gift of storytelling and writing to give us pieces in National Speed Sport News, Open Wheel, Circle Track, the Indianapolis Star and countless other periodicals over the years. Spencer co-write “Indy 500 Chronicles” and authored “Langhorne! No Man’s Land.” He has several awards and honors for his writing over the years.

Pre-1945

Bill Cummings – From Indianapolis, Bill grew up not far from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he would become most famous for winning the 1934 Indianapolis 500. Cummings specialized on the dirt tracks and was a consistent winner in “big cars” during the late 1920’s, before making a spectacular debut at Langhorne Speedway by winning in 1930. He then won the 100-miler that year at Syracuse, and the AAA rookie finished third in points. Nicknamed “Wild” Bill, he won the ’34 Indy 500 with his fuel conservation. He suggested they start calling him “Conservative William” afterwards.

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 31st induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, May 30.”

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!

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Despite crashing out on lap 23 of the feature race in round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, Jason Kendrick is the new leader in the points championship.

Kendrick and Mitchell Wormall were battling for third position late in the race when there was contact between the two cars and both posted DNFs.

The race was declared with Callum Williamson taking the win from Andrew Priolo and Ben Van Ryt.

Kendrick was one of the drivers who waited until the round 11 deadline to play his Joker and double his feature race points for the round.

As a result he now has 1828 points, taking over the lead from Daniel Harding on 1806, Mitchell Wormall 1798, Kris Coyle 1744, Callum Williamson 1732 and Andrew Priolo 1680.

Harding was a non-finisher in the race after he wedged his car into the safety fence that saw a delicate operation to remove it before track officials promptly replaced a sheeting of mesh.

The series now takes a small break and will resume at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 8.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points top 20

Jason Kendrick 1828, Daniel Harding 1806, Mitchell Wormall 1798, Kris Coyle 1744, Callum Williamson 1732, Andrew Priolo 1680, Jamie Oldfield 1374, Trevor Jolly 1280, Ben Ellement 1184, Tom Callaghan 1182, Matthew Cross 1150, AJ Nash 1106, Jason Pryde 1078, Shaun Bradford 956, Todd Davis 874, Ben Van Ryt 842, Taylor Milling 762, Aldo De Paoli 754, Adrian Haywood 740 and Jaydee Dack 688.

 

 

A record field of stars

A record car count is set for the 10th anniversary of the Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Challenge as the countdown to 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.

Last year’s winner Tim Kaeding is back to try and make it 2 out of 2. Kaeding lands in the country on
Thursday allowing him a couple of days to get comfortable in the seat. Driving for Wayne Cole the USA6
team are using the same car at the Classic but with a leased Ostrich Engines 360 slotted in. Also flying in only a day before is Shane Stewart. Stewart has been secured by Dickinson Motorsport in the Brighton Volkswagen V3 to compete in the All Star Challenge the Classic. Stewart was competing in WA over the Christmas period but flew back home for a short period. The 5 time 360 Knoxville Nationals Champ , 2 time ASCS Series National Champ, Grand Annual Classic winner just to list a few of his achievements will get to
test his skills at the little bull ring at Simpson.

2 past winners are returning to try and get their second win of the prestigious event and pick up the money of course. VIC 70 John Vogels and Matt Reed has picked up the ride of the NT7 24/7 Motorsports Team. Both Vogels and Reed are hard chargers with years of experience behind both of them; but with Vogels being the local home town favourite you will hear the applause from Colac if he wins. For the record there has never been a repeat winner of the race.

Recently crowned King of the River and reigning Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso and V29 Michael Tancredi have both been dominate this season and will be thinking of more than just the Challenge and want to
secure more points for the Series Championship battle. SA8 Terry Pitt has already picked up a series win this season is making his first trip to Simpson. V7 Paul Solomon has been fast in his 410 finishing 6th last weekend at Avalon. NT26 Tony Moule, V83 Chris Solomon and V75 Mitch Smith also ran with the 410s at Avalon last weekend allowing him to get more laps under their belts. After sitting out of his own car for a while Chad Ely makes a return in his SA22, the past series champ flew to Brisbane recently and subbed for Q59 Kevin
Pitman and is always a charger.

TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regulars Brett Milburn, Brenten Farrer, Brendan Quinn, Brayden Parr, while David Donegan, Troy Hose, Jordyn Charge , Brett Smith have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season. “What a cool honour it will be for our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Loader, Sandow to race with all of these guys. A life time experience for them.” Says Mandy Searle.

With teams travelling from 5 states of Australia and the USA and a record car count it is going to be one hell of a show. 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.

 

 

SHARON ANNOUNCES 2020 DIVISIONAL SPONSORS; 91ST ANNIVERSARY SEASON TO BEGIN MAY 2 WITH ALL STAR SPRINTS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH January 14, 2020 With the calendar changing to 2020, Sharon Speedway is gearing up for its 91st anniversary season, which will officially get underway on May 2 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds that will follow an open practice on April 25. A tentative schedule of events has been posted on the Sharon website. Sharon has also announced it divisional sponsors for the 2020 season.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will return to present the night's headlining division, which typically features the "410" Sprint Cars in addition to four IMCA-type Modified events. There will be nine non-sanctioned "410" Sprint Car events along with the three All Star shows.

Hovis' corporate office and distribution center is located in Mercer, Pa. Hovis has locations in the following western Pa. cities: Allison Park, Butler, DuBois, Emlenton, Erie, Franklin, Grove City, Hermitage, Meadville, New Brighton, New Castle, North Huntingdon, Oil City, Titusville, Wexford, and Zelienople. For more information on Hovis, check out their website at www.hovisauto.com and "like" their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HovisAutoSupply.

Gibson Insurance Agency has been a long time supporter of the Stock Car division at Sharon. That will continue in 2020. The Stocks are on the schedule 11 times including the Penn-Ohio "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" and the "Apple Festival Nationals". Sharon continues to have the region's highest weekly Stock count. Drivers compete for $700 to-win weekly when there's 24 or more cars. Curt J. Bish is the defending track champion after capturing his inaugural crown in 2019.

Since 1947, the Gibson Agency has been providing quality insurance as a reputable family-run agency. Gibson specialize in a broad range of personal and business as well as niche markets such as home, renters, auto, life, high-net-worth, business owners, business auto, farm, commercial property, contractors and more. Gibson is based locally in Girard, Ohio; however, their coverage extends to nearby areas including Youngstown, Warren, Cortland, Hubbard, Brookfield and across the nation throughout 48 states. For more information on Gibson, check out their website www.gibsonagency.com and like their Facebook at www.facebook.com/gibsonagency.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products will remain as the presenting sponsor of the RUSH Sportsman Modified. Sharon has been the home track for the division since its inception in 2014. The division has averaged more than a full field of cars each of the past four years and only on four occasions during that time have had less than 20 cars. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be on the schedule 15 times in 2020. In addition to the Sharon point fund, racers also compete for the $3,500 to-win RUSH Weekly Championship plus new in 2020 will be the $1,000 to-win "Route 7 Rumble" presented by Wedge Motorsports, which will be a point championship between all the races at Sharon and Raceway 7. Kole Holden is the defending Sharon champion and has won the title two of the last three years.

Precise Racing Products has parts and tires for all forms of racing including Dirt, drag, asphalt, road race, kart, ATV, and MX. HTMA/Precise Racing Products has locations in Sarver, Pa. and Finksburg, Maryland. For more information, check out their website at www.preciseracing.com and like their Facebook at www.facebook.com/hoosiermidatlantic.

New for 2020, the Elite Series will be the divisional sponsor and sanction all Econo Mod races at Sharon. Elite teams will earn points towards the $2,000 Elite Modified Series Championship. The Elite Econo Mods will be on the schedule 10 times including four loyalty races with increased purses and giveaways on May 23, June 27, August 22, and September 11-12. Dustin DeMattia won the 2019 Sharon track point title over Ty Rhoades, while Rhoades captured the Elite Championship over DeMattia. For more information on the Elite Series, check out their website at www.elitemodifiedseries.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elitemodifiedseries

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

 

 

Ryan Newman at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Booth Friday!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2020 – Ryan Newman, NASCAR veteran, and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 will be signing autographs at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth on Friday at 3 p.m. The booth is located at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals trade show at the Tulsa Expo Center.

Tonight, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “31st Class” of inductees will be announced. Thursday, an auction benefiting both the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and The Parent Child Center of Tulsa will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the turn four bleachers of the Tulsa Expo Center. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Shane Carson, Jeff Swindell, JJ Yeley, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Dominic Scelzi, the Kansas City Chiefs, Work’n Woody and more.

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2019 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!

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Stream Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2020) - Round 2 of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire arrives on Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 75 of the top race car drivers in the country will battle during the second preliminary night for the marquee midget event.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network once again has all of the action, showcasing live Pay-Per-View video from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews. The broadcast features multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m. (Central). The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions is also on tap during Tuesday's program.

Oklahoma native Cannon McIntosh scored his first career preliminary night triumph to open the event on Monday evening. McIntosh outlasted 56 competitors with Tyler Courtney earning the runner-up result to also lock into Saturday's main event.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson headlines a talented roster of drivers set for action on Tuesday. Notable midget racers Tanner Carrick, Alex Bright, Zeb Wise and Damion Gardner along with NASCAR driver Alex Bowman are also set for competition.

The Chili Bowl live video package is only $29.99 per day.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers during the week include Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals this Saturday will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

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 On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 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 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. 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 .

 

 

Mounce Motorsports Announces New Team Alliance (MSW) for 2020

Tulsa, Ok. (Jan. 14, 2020) – Mounce Motorsports announced today that they are forming a new alliance for the 2020 season.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma based team has teamed up with Stout Motorsports, and Wilson Racing. Mounce Stout Wilson Motorsports (MSW) will field four cars at this year’s Chili Bowl and will field several midgets throughout the 2020 season.

“Mounce Motorsports is taking on a new look for 2020. We are happy to welcome back Gavin Stout, with Stout Motorsports, and happy to bring Clint Wilson, of Wilson Racing, onboard”, said Jay Mounce. “We’re really looking forward to combining all of our strengths, as we continue to grow. We will continue to provide the best quality cars for our drivers, and to all of our potential renters moving forward, into 2020.”

MSW has purchased a couple SR-11 [Stanton] midget engines, that will compete, along with their current Esslinger program.

Gavin Stout, a sprint car and midget driver from Wichita, Kansas, is happy to be back in the mix. “It all started at the end of the 2018 season, at Creek County Speedway [Sapulpa, OK]. Jay and I got together with the goal of building a competitive team to compete against the best in the business. After our first season together, we ended up in California at the season finale at Ventura [California]. We had Clint [Wilson] in one of our cars, and after the first night, he decided he wanted to be a part of what Jay and I have been building. 2020 is on track to be one of our biggest years yet.”

Clint Wilson, a sprint car driver from Chico, California, is the final piece to the puzzle. The father of four, plans to relocate to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma this spring. “I’m really looking forward to the 2020 season. MSW is a new conglomerate, starting fresh in 2020. We’ll have a host of high caliber cars and drivers.”, said Clint. “We’ll be chasing the circuit as hard as we can.”

MSW plans to announce a sprint car program, later in the year. MSW has an open seat available for 2020, [funded driver]. These plans will accommodate USAC or the POWRi points schedules. Please contact Jay Mounce (mouncemotorsports@gmail.com) for further details.

 

 

2020 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(Perris, CA, January 13, 2020) Advance tickets for all races during Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th Anniversary Season are available now. The first night of action in 2020 is less than eight weeks away.

The year will kick off on March 7th when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1. On March 14th, the PASSCAR Stock Cars and IMCA Modifieds will open their 2020 campaign. The sprint car season at the track dubbed “Sprint Car Heaven” will begin on March 28th when the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws series makes its only Southern California appearance of 2020. Joining the WoO on that night will be the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars.

Fans can purchase tickets online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. General admission tickets for the World of Outlaws are available at the same link and phone number. Reserved seats for the World of Outlaws can be obtained at the following link bit.ly/2EtVVPa.

The entire Perris Auto Speedway 2020 schedule is listed at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2020 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 7th "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

March 14th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

March 28th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS, AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

Mud Run

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

May 30th 3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

June 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 13th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 7th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 21st PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights for 109 Strong Field

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is now just days away, with a car count currently sitting at 109, that has now been split into its qualifying nights.

Confirmation has been received for the entries of Jordyn Brazier, Victorian duo Paul Solomon and Brenten Farrer while the Northern Territories Jamie O’Neill has also lodged his entry form.

Brazier will again be at the wheel of the NS21 Maxim, with his legendary Pop Steve on the spanners along with six-time National Champion father Garry.

The team are working overtime after a nasty wreck at Sydney Speedway just last weekend to ensure that the Castrol Edge, Cobra waste Solutions, PWR Radiators, PASS Powdercoating, Vortex Wings, Weld Wheels, Blackshaw’s and Racing Optics NS21 is ready for battle.

Having made the B-Main at last years event, Paul Solomon will be back in the Austar Access Hire, Melbourne Malibu, Weldworx, Dirt X Ind, CPS Liquid Waste and Central Vic Earth Worx, Triple X Solomon Group V7.

Brenten Farrer is another of the drivers to have made the B-Main in 2019.

Farrer will drive the V34 maxim with support from Frijtek, Bradshaw Assessment, Kart Magic, Ayross, BF Car Carriers and TruTest, while Jamie O’Neil will make the long haul from the Darwin suburb of Berrimah to represent his partners, Repco Pinelands, Triple X, Austec Irrigation and Atlantic Oils, while also acknowledging the support of his wife Amy!

The 109th entry, remains open with the J&S Drilling team having entered the W60 car with a driver to be confirmed.

The qualifying nights have now also been assembled, with Night One set to roll out and include four previous Classic Champions, with Saturday set to be represented by five different Classic winners, with a grand total of ten Crowns between them!

The 10 strong American Contingent is split evenly across both Friday and Saturday night, while a total of 14 Australian Championship wins will be represented, with Friday containing three different Aussie Champions, with four wins between them, while Saturday also has three Australian Champions slated to greet the starter on night two, with an amazing ten Championships amongst them.

When it comes to World Series Sprintcars Champions, Friday will have two Series Champions amongst the 55 strong field, while Saturday’s 54 car field will feature three National Touring Series winners.

No matter which way you look at it, from this far out, it is most definitely going to be a hard fought Classic, with picking a likely winner a very tough job, with arguments and cases to be put forward for any number of the 109 entries.

Night One Qualifiers

CAR DRIVER
A1 Andrew Scheuerle
2D Ben Atkinson
V3 Shane Stewart
Q5 Cody Maroske
VA6 Tim Kaeding
Q7 Robbie Farr
V8 Bobby Daly
N10 Luke Stirton
W11 Jason Kendrick
S13 Brock Hallett
S14 Brendan Quinn
W14 Jason Pryde
S15 Aidan Hall
Q17 Luke Oldfield
W17 James McFadden
N20 Troy Little
S20 Glen Sutherland
V20 Brayden Cooley
VA21 Shaun Dobson
T22 Jock Goodyer
VA22 Leigh Mugavin
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
NT26 Tony Moule
V27 Ross Jarred
VA27 Scott Bogucki
V28 Andrew Hughes
V32 Stephen Spark
V34 Brenten Farrer
V39 Brett Smith
V40 Rusty Hickman
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
N48 Jackson Delamont
V50 Darren Clarke
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
W53 Ben Ellement
V57 Troy Hose
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
W60 TBA
T62 Tate Frost
V64 David Aldersley
N65 Mitchell Gee
V68 Brett Milburn
USA71 Gio Scelzi
Q78 Andrew Corbet
S81 Luke Dillon
VA81 Rhys Baxter
VA82 Mathew O'Shannassy
N89 Brayden Willmington
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Buddy Kofoid
V98 Peter Doukas
USA99 Kyle Larson

Night Two Qualifiers

CAR DRIVER
S2 Craig Van Der Stelt
T2 Scott Bissett
V2 Domain Ramsay
W2 Kerry Madsen
NS4 Ian Madsen
S4 Lisa Walker
USA4 Kalib Henry
VA4 Carly Walsh
NQ5 Danny Reidy
T7 Tim Hutchins
V7 Paul Solomon
VA12 Mark Carlin
N16 Daniel Sayre
V17 Dennis Jones
S19 Tim Shaffer
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
NT24 Jamie O'Neil
W26 Cory Eliason
S27 Daniel Pestka
VA29 Terry Rankin
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
S37 Terry Kelly
V37 Grant Anderson
N40 Chris McInerney
S45 Jake Tranter
T45 Kurt Luttrell
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
V48 Adam King
V49 Ricky Clarke
VA51 Robert Nicholas
N53 Jessie Attard
USA55 McKenna Haase
V55 Brooke Tatnell
V56 James Aranyosi
N57 Matt Dumesny
S63 Ryan Jones
V70 John Vogels
V72 Jacob Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
VA75 David Donegan
V77 Brayden Parr
S78 Keke Falland
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
Q83 Steven Lines
Q88 Ryan McNamara
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V90 Corey McCullagh
N92 Sammy Walsh
N99 Carson Macedo

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA MAKES MIDGET DEBUT AT THIS WEEK’S CHILI BOWL

(Chino, CA, January 12, 2020) 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, Eddie Tafoya Jr. of Chino Hills, California, will make his midget racing debut this week at the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The talented driver will be competing in one of the five preliminary nights (Monday through Friday) and will then come back for Saturday’s finale.

For his initial foray into midget racing at the Chili Bowl, Tafoya, 22, will be wheeling the Specialty Fasteners FSC/Esslinger #37 owned by Missouri’s A.J. Felker.

Tafoya, a talented racer who in addition to racing sprint cars has shined in off-road, motocross and shifter kart racing, has chosen the biggest stage to make his midget racing debut. As this piece went to press, 357 drivers from 40 states and six countries have entered the prestigious competition. Joining Tafoya in the race will be drivers from several disciplines of racing including NASCAR, Indy Cars, NHRA, and Off-Road Racing. They are all there with one thing in common and that is to win the coveted Golden Driller winner’s trophy.
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Eddie Tafoya Jr. (right) is making his debut at the Chili Bowl in Oklahoma this week.
He is pictured here with his father, Eddie Sr., at Perris Auto Speedway. Doug Allen Photo.

Fresh off a 2018 championship in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Series, the second-generation driver graduated to the big-time with 410 sprint cars in the USAC/CRA Series in 2020. The up and coming star turned a lot of heads with an early-season sixth-place finish at the Bakersfield Speedway in May. From that point on, his smooth driving and consistency garnered a lot of attention on his drive to the Rookie of the Year Award. Late in the season, he put the finishing touches on the award with a seventh-place finish at Perris Auto Speedway.

Tafoya put an exclamation point on his rookie campaign when he qualified for the final of the 52nd Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on November 16th. The field of cars for that event consisted of the best from the USAC National, USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

The 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will take place on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The 448,000 square foot structure is one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world. Fans who cannot attend but who would like to watch Eddie Tafoya Jr. in action can watch all six nights via pay per view on the Racin Boys Network http://www.racinboys.com/). In addition, Saturday’s finale will be available live to millions around the world on MAVTV.

After the Chili Bowl, Tafoya will be back in action in his sophomore season in the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at the season-opening race at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park on March 6th and 7th. Three weeks later he will be at the 25th Sprint Car season opener at Perris Auto Speedway on March 28th.

Tafoya would like to thank the following sponsors for backing him in last year’s run to the Rookie of the Year Crown. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance and Sprint Car Driving Experience.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

Donny Schatz will begin Chili Bowl run with Friday night preliminary effort

Schatz and Tony Stewart to be featured in Q&A at Ford Performance display within Chili Bowl trade show

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 13, 2020) - For the third time in his career, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and Fargo, North Dakota-native Donny Schatz will enter the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The six-day program, which will feature roughly 350 competitors derived from all disciplines of auto racing, will kick-off, officially, with preliminary competition today - Monday, January 13.

Helping narrow the field to Saturday’s A-main lineup, preliminary competition will extend through Friday, January 17, as each competitor will enter one of the five designated preliminary programs, each of which allotting positions for Saturday’s 55-lap finale. Schatz, who will pilot the Sage Fruit/No. 15 entry for Mark Cooper of Spike Chassis and Mike Curb of Curb-Agajanian Racing during his 2020 Chili Bowl attempt, will be a part of Friday’s preliminary display, attempting to earn a spot in Saturday’s showstopper for the first time in his career.

The top-two A-main finishers from each of the respective qualifying nights will solidify themselves into Saturday’s main event. All competitors who do not finish in the top-two will be forced to compete in one of the respective consolation mains scheduled for Saturday morning, afternoon and evening. The final four qualifiers, with the first 20 locked-in after five nights of preliminary action, will come from Saturday’s B-mains.

Schatz made his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals start in 2017 under the command of a Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR) entry, finishing seventh in the first B-main on the final night, just one spot short of transferring into the 55-lap finale. In 2018, Schatz returned to Tulsa where he was relegated to a seventh-place finish in the second D-main on Saturday night following a disappointing DNF in his preliminary A-main.

Prior to his Chili Bowl attempt, Donny Schatz, along with three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team owner, Tony Stewart, will participate in a live Q&A at the Ford Performance display within the Chili Bowl vendor area on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m. Immediately following the live Q&A, Tony Stewart will take part in an autograph session at his personal apparel trailer.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 34th running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on January 13-18 should visit the event live on the Web at www.chilibowl.com.

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit www.spikechassis.com.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit www.curb.com.

For more information regarding the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

Information regarding Schatz or TSR can be found at www.donnyschatz.com or www.tonystewartracing.com.

Follow Schatz on Twitter @DonnySchatz and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15. Follow Spike Chassis on Facebook and www.facebook.com/spikechassis. Follow Tony Stewart Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Instagram and Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg and @tonystewart_rcg. Follow Sage Fruit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit and on Twitter at @SageFruit and on Instagram at @sage_fruit. Follow Curb on Facebook at www.facebook.com/curb and on Twitter and Instagram at @CurbRecords and @curbrecords.

 

 

McKenna Makes It Ten as Noms Flow In

Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, a mere 37 miles from Knoxville Raceway, it is little wonder that Speedway has become the long-held passion of McKenna Haase, with the now resident of Indianapolis set to tick another item off the bucket list by contesting the 48th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Haase will be a part of a field that has again eclipsed the 100-entry mark as the first ever female Sprintcar Feature race winner at Knoxville Raceway makes the trek to Warrnambool for Sydney based car owners Matt and Sharmaine Thomas.

Having had her first taste of 410 Sprintcar action recently as a part of Sydney Speedweek, Haase has been a regular at Knoxville Raceway in both 305 and 360ci Sprintcar competition.

With the support of Western Sydney Mechanical, Flair Dancewear, ProLube Lubricants, Thomas Fibre Glass, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Autojet, Haase will drive the USA 55 entry at Sungold Stadium.

Haase’s entry brings the number of American entrants to Ten for the 2020 edition of the Classic.

The General Jack Lee is another crowd favorite to add his name to the long list of entrants for the three-day Classic event.

Lee who returned from injury at Max’s Race in December has been in great form since and will be looking for a strong run through his qualifying night to ensure he gives himself every chance of making the 24-car field for the Classic finale on Sunday night.

The V25 Maxim will be powered by a Rider Race Engines powerplant and will be adorned with the support of Lee Contracting, Lilley’s Lane Quarries, Roadside Mowing, Keayang Farms, LPS, Webber & Chivell Fertilisers, Chris Smith Concreting, Maxim Racing and Rider Race Engines.

The General finished the 2019 Classic with a 6th placed run in B-Main 1, narrowly missing the transfer to the A-Main.

Also narrowly missing the Classic feature in 2019 was South Australian driver Keke Falland.

Falland drives the S78 Cool Chassis, somewhat uniquely with a Ford engine between the down tubes.

Rivergraphics, Ronco Motors, New Holland, Southern Contracting Group, C.A. Hampel Partners, J, K and B Hampel, H & R Petch, Ken’s Exhausts, Bluey’s Crash Repairs, Cool Chassis ad Steven Falland Electrical will also be along for the ride whenever the Keke hits the track.

Cobden’s Rhys Baxter finished 15th in C-Main 1 in 2019 and he, like everyone in the field, will be looking to improve on that.

The VA81 is a strikingly good-looking car when on track and will come to Warrnambool with the support of Kevin’s Transport, Webber and Chivell Fertilisers, Cooriemungle Contracting, ProSide Select, Ultra Engineering, Prossers Paint and Panel, Rhim Clean’n’ and K & M Baxter Home Improvements.

Brett Smith will make a return to the Classic after an hiatus of a couple of seasons aboard his familiar V39 entry with support from Garry Rodgers Motorsport and Battery Stop while in some late breaking news Lachlan McHugh will now contest the Classic in his family backed Q23 entry with the support of SEDL Civil Contractors, IWS Haulage, Volvo Commercial Vehicles, Dondex Sheds, Right Price Auto Parts and Global Lubricants.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

ARDCMIDGET.COM

FACEBOOK: American Racing Drivers Club - ARDC

TWITTER: ARDC Midgets

In 1939 a racing visionary by the name of Bill Schindler saw the need for more organization in the sport of midget auto racing. Schindler, along with others formed the American Racing Drivers Club or as they became more commonly known as ARDC.

On Friday, May 1st the Mighty Midgets of ARDC returns to the 3/8th mile Big Diamond Speedway. The high banked, multi groove surface of the Coal Region track has produced high speed side by side action for several years.

Lincoln Speedway is on the schedule for the following weekend, May 9th and will host a second race on July 18th.On May 9th the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars will also be on the card for the York County Racing Club night. July 18th the Midgets be will be joined by the 410 Sprint Cars and Super Sportsmen.

ARDC will return to Grandview Speedway, sandwiched between the Lincoln dates, along with the Modifieds and the Sportsmen on June 20th. The high banked 1/3 mile was the last Speedway in Pennsylvania to host the Midgets on a regular basis.

"We are beyond excited to get the wingless Midgets back on the local speedways to show fans our exciting brand of racing." Organizer Shannon Mausteller said. "We currently have the four dates lined up for 2020, with hopefully more to come for 2021."

"With a focus on sprint car and modified tracks expect to see one of the big car drivers strap into a Midget as Steve Buckwalter, did for the win, last May at Lincoln."

"The driver roster is not set other than to say you can expect to see many of your favorite drivers testing their meddle." Mausteller continued.

View the complete schedule as well as all breaking news at ardcmidget.com and visit us on Facebook at American Racing Drivers Club - ARDC and Twitter at ARDC Midgets.

If you are interested in being a marketing partner contact Shannon Mausteller at 570-441-4692.

ARDC 2020 Schedule:

Friday May 1st; Big Diamond Speedway

Saturday May 9th; Lincoln Speedway

Saturday June 20th; Grandview Speedway

Saturday July 18th; Lincoln Speedway

Track Websites:

Big Diamond Speedway bigdspeedway.net/

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Smiley's LARGEST EVENT EVER: Pre-Season Sale, Industry Trade Show & Racer's Swap Meet Now SAME DAY!

Mesquite, TX 1/9/2020. Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Racer’s Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s the biggest Smiley’s Racing event ever!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help customers “gear up” for the 2020 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

Let’s jump right in! Here’s the top-line information on all event happenings.

Annual Racer’s Swap Meet:

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Racer’s Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at the 103 Gross Road Mesquite, TX store parking area. 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.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed – and to purchase needed parts inside the store at the best pricing of the season! This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get to Smiley’s Racing early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch and Product Giveaways:

On Saturday, February 1st, a FREE Lunch will be provided and there will be A LOT of PRIZE DRAWINGS for people shopping at the sale! And, by shopping at the Mesquite store you’ll earn the opportunity to win Product Giveaways or Gift Cards. The more you spend…the better your chances are to WIN!

Major Racing Industry Vendor Reps On-Site:

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 31st from noon-4pm and Saturday, February 1st from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to visit with them and check out their new product offerings! (A vendor listing will be published as the event date draws nearer.)

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year:

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Racing Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only, $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears). Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in Smiley’s Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

5 Day Only Website Sale:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Monday, February 3, 2020 at www.SmileysRacing.com or by phoning during those sales days at 1-866-959-7223

Mesquite, TX Flagship Store Sale:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 … 9am – 6pm

Friday, January 31, 2020 … 9am – 4pm

Saturday, February 1, 2020 … 9am – 2pm

103 Gross Road Mesquite, TX 75149 (972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY:

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, Roux, Simpson and G-Force

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 plus receive the advertised Sale Discounts (free shipping exclusions may apply to over-sized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods).

10% OFF SALE at All Other Smiley’s Store Locations:

Friday, January 24, 2020 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 25, 2020 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY (at all below locations)

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location

700 West Kennedale Parkway Kennedale, TX 76060 or by phoning (817) 572-7467

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Houston, TX Store Location

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

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Oklahoma City, OK Store Location

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

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Sherman, TX Store Location

19053 US Highway 82 West

Sherman, TX 75092

(903) 891-8300

Follow Smiley’s Racing on Facebook @SmileysRacing and join them on Facebook for up-to-date event details and more on product giveaways!

DON’T MISS OUT on all of the great savings at all of the Smiley’s Racing Products locations and the SUPER SATURDAY Pre-Season Sale combined with the Racer’s Swap Meet & Racing Vendor Industry Trade Show all on one SUPER SATURDAY – February 1st at the flagship location of Smiley’s Racing Products, 103 Gross Road Mesquite, Texas!

 

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Stream Begins Monday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2020) - Practice is underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 350 of the top race car drivers in the world converge this week to duke it out for the Golden Driller.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off five consecutive nights of preliminary action on Monday evening prior to Saturday's finale. Each preliminary night is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (Central) with hot laps.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will air the wheel-to-wheel action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews throughout the preliminary nights and leading up to the running of the C Mains on Saturday. The broadcasts feature multiple cameras, replays and more.

Monday's preliminary night features midget aces Michael Pickens, Zach Daum, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tyler Courtney and Brady Bacon along with NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe to name a few.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

The Jan. 18 finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

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 On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 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 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. 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 .

 

 

Dover Driving for Washburn at Chili Bowl Nationals for Second Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Jan. 13, 2020) - Jack Dover is confident heading into his third career attempt at the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Dover will be driving for Randy Washburn at the marquee midget event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week. The team's preliminary night is Thursday.

"Last year we improved throughout the Chili Bowl and I felt like Saturday was our best day," Dover said. "We made a lot of progress and I felt a lot more comfortable each time we hit the track so hopefully we can start this year's Chili Bowl where we left off last year."

The 2019 edition ended with Dover maneuvering from fifth to third place in an F Main and from 18th to 12th in an E Main to finish in the top half of the field of approximately 350 competitors. A similar car count is on tap this year as Dover makes his second straight start with the team and third overall at the event.

"I don't have much experience racing a midget, but I felt like I adapted to it really quickly last year," said Dover, whose primary division of racing is winged sprint cars. "Randy and the team do a great job so I'm confident entering the Chili Bowl that we can have a good week.

"The most important thing is that we have fun. We want the week to be a good time as well as to learn as much as we can and to improve. We did all those things last year and I'm looking forward to the same thing this week."

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

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.

 

 

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

INDY JANKOWIAK, RYAN FLORES & ERICK RUDOLPH, LAST THREE ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLER’S CLASSIC TQ WINNERS, SEEK REPEAT WINS FOR 2020

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 12, 2020 . . . When the Indoor Auto Racing VP Series storms into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 18th running of the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend on Friday and Saturday January 31 and February 1, Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph, the last three winners of the headline Gambler’s Classic TQ (Three Quarter) Midget races in the building, will have the same agenda in mind: win!

Rudolph, of Ramsomville, NY, and Flores of Huntersville, NC., have already tasted victory in the BELFOR Property Restoration TQ Midget ‘Concrete Series’ by scoring wins earlier this month inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center. Unfortunately for both, neither winner finished the race he didn’t win.

Jankowiak, of the Buffalo, NY suburb of North Tonawanda, was shut out of Allentown victory lane despite leading 30 of the 40 laps of the Saturday race won by Flores. Contact between the two has set off a bit of a north-south rivalry.

‘Andy J’ still savors his 2019 Gambler’s Classic win as the highlight of his driving career and he wants nothing more to do it again.

“Every year I try hard to win this race. Early in the race, someone hit me into the infield and I dropped back to about tenth. I had to calm myself down after that. You try to do everything right to give yourself the best chance to win here. That one was by far the highlight of my career,” Jankowiak said in his post-race remarks.

Jankowiak passed three-time Atlantic City winner Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa.

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race in 2019, Rudolph took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph, the series leading winner and defending champion, then drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth.

Jankowiak, Flores and Rudolph all come to Atlantic City as pre-race favorites. But more threats for the Gambler’s Classic emerged from the Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels events in the persons of Matt Janisch, Ryan Bartlett, and Tim Buckwalter.

Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, had Allentown finishes of third and seventh and comes to Atlantic City as the points leader, a position he relishes in his quest for his first title.

Bartlett of Watertown, NY, and Buckwalter of Royersford, PA., joined Janisch as top ten feature finishers in the pair of Allentown races sponsored by Ironton Telephone. Bartlett’s races, the best of his Indoor career, came behind the wheel of a car to new him, formerly owned by Lenny and Donna Boyd.

Buckwalter, driving a car that i