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NEXT UP ON THE OUTLAWS TRAIL...LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd 7pm!

Here are highlights (video link at bottom) from the last World of Outlaws event that will certainly get your blood flowing as THE OUTLAWS head to the wide, high banked 1/3 mile of LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! ALL THE OUTLAWS WILL BE HERE!

*TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE*

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Pricing:

RESERVED SEATS all ages 15 and Up (top 10 rows of the reserved bucket seat section only...when they're gone, they're gone) - $39

RESERVED SEATS ages 14 and Under (top 10 rows of the reserved bucket seat section only...when they're gone, they're gone) - $20

General Admission - $35 all ages 15 and up

General Admission 14 and Under *FREE*

Pit Pass pricing and Limited Modified division purses will be posted as soon as we receive confirmation from the WoO.

See more details and current seat availability in the link above.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series tickets, pricing and details are going to be posted very soon for Sunday, March 26th. As soon as we receive those details, we'll have it posted for you.

https://youtu.be/9bYAhf1EY5c

 

 

 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. JOINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES SPONSOR ROSTER FOR 2017

BROWNSBURG, IN

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) has joined the growing list of contingency partners with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, becoming the first of three heat race title sponsors for the 2017 season. CSI will be providing a $50 gift certificate to the winner of heat race #1 at each MASS event.

“We are happy to be a part of series which supports the Racesaver ideology which is growing stronger and steadier each year,” head of marketing at CSI, Brent Beauchamp stated. “Racesaver is a fantastic stepping stone into a full-sized sprint car, as well as an affordable way to be able to keep racing a sprint car with a working man’s budget.”

Located in their 9,500 square foot facility in Brownsburg, Indiana, Competition Suspension Inc. was founded in 2009, choosing to focus on short track technology since they believed that “attention was lacking in this area”. Their motto is to “build the best shocks in the industry, not cutting corners on anything, while producing reasonably priced shocks for every racer”. Responsible for over 2,500 feature wins and counting, numerous track, regional and national championships world wide, CSI is committed to perfection, passion and constantly pushing the envelope in developing the latest technologies in order to improve the performance of their shocks and components.

Offering numerous services such as shock repair, dynoing, torsion bar analysis, spring rating and custom engineering on any suspension part or accessory you may need, Competition Suspension Inc. has a small, but dedicated staff of racers who care about the quality of their product as well as keeping customer satisfaction as one of their main goals. CSI has four different shock packages made exclusively for 305 winged sprint cars, which differentiate according to track conditions. More information on these packages can be found on their website at www.csishocks.com.

“CSI is first class operation, and their product is something that I have been loyal to since 2013,” 2016 IMCA/TSRS champion Tim Tanner Jr. expressed. “They have always been very easy to talk to on the phone, and they sell you just what you need to get you into victory lane”.

“When I finally switched over to CSI shocks last year, the stability of my car was noticeably better,” Tommy Carberry, a 2016 feature winner replied when asked about his experience with Competition Suspension Inc. “I can call any of the support staff at CSI at anytime, and they will always point me in the right direction”.

CSI can be contacted by phone (317-858-8775), email (garrett@csishocks.com) or by fax (317-858-8766). Please check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/csishocks/ or their website at www.csishocks.com.

For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com!

 

 

Brian Brown – Fast Start in Volusia!

(Bill W) February 21, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team got off to a great start last week at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Amongst the spoils was three quick times and two top five finishes with the World of Outlaws amongst the very stout field assembled. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver is focused on the team’s next outing, the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10.

You had a busy week with two All Star shows and three with the World of Outlaws.

Overall, it was a very solid week. To go down there and get two top fives with the Outlaws and to be in contention every night was something that we were really looking for. We hurt an engine the first night, and had a u-joint break Sunday afternoon that hurt another, but overall, it was very good.

Things started last Wednesday with fast time with the All Stars.

We started off really well with quick time, and we were able to get through the heat. We started eighth in the A, and we were running sixth or seventh five or six laps in. I heard the engine change pitch, so I shut it off. It was starting to hurt the engine, so that put a little damper on things.

You bounced back on Thursday to qualify fourth quick.

We drew late, but we were still two-tenths faster than anyone who qualified around us. With the All Star format, fourth quick overall is tough. We needed one more spot in the heat (finished third) to make the Dash. We started 11th in the A and got together with Shane Stewart the first couple of laps. That broke a right rear shock off, and rode around in the rubber from there (finishing 14th).

Friday was the Outlaw opener.

We tried some things in qualifying to go even faster than what we had. That actually slowed us a little (14th quick). It worked out because (David) Gravel had a motor issue and we went from fourth to second in the heat. They drew a good number and we ran third in the Dash. We were really good the first half of the feature, but we faded a bit at the end and ran fourth.

You were fast again on Saturday.

We were able to set fast time Saturday night before the rain. Any time we hit the track in the Outlaw shows, we went to the top of the board with time, and that really gave us a lot of confidence. Chad (Morgan) and Michael (Williams) worked hard and Danny (Lasoski) was there helping us all weekend too. They did a phenomenal job, and Charlie Garrett has really stepped up our engines. I feel like they are the best in the world and have been for a while. We set quick time with three different engines last weekend, and that says something about our program.

The rainout meant an afternoon show on Sunday, but you didn’t run long.

We were two-tenths faster than everyone there in hot laps. Coming to the green on our qualifying lap, we broke a u-joint and turned 9800 r.p.m.’s. We had to change the u-joint and the engine, so we kind of scrapped the afternoon program.

You proved that your engines were consistent when you set quick time again Sunday night.

We were able to come back strong, setting quick time, then winning the heat and the Dash. We were in a position to win the A. We kind of faded a bit like the first night and ended up fifth. Overall, we were happy with the weekend and the way we bounced back from adversity, especially on Sunday. We had a rear-end that night that we had to change too. I just can’t say enough about Chad and Michael and the way that they work together and how hard they work. I’m lucky to have them.

Your next outing will be in Las Vegas with the Outlaws.

We’re looking forward to Vegas and the customers and employees that we’ll see there from FVP. Hopefully, we can keep our speed going. On another note, our thoughts and prayers are with the people that were injured Sunday night at Volusia. Any time things like that happen, it’s not good. Hopefully, they’ll be o.k.

We also lost an icon at Knoxville and a member of the Casey’s family last week, Gil Sonner.

I have a lot of fond memories of Gil. Of course, he was around Knoxville long before I was, and I’ve been there my whole life. I remember Danny winning a championship with him, but most of all, I remember what a great person he was. We’re definitely going to miss him, and we’re thinking of his family.

Team with the Children’s Miracle Network through Brian and Casey’s General Stores in February!

Brian’s car will carry the Children’s Miracle Network decal. Stop in at any Casey’s General Stores in the month of February to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Brian also has a partnership through Casey’s with “Hope for the Warriors”. That decal will be on the car all year long.

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Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

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CRSA announces 22 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint dates in New York, Pennsylvania

By Curtis Berleue

SODUS, N.Y. – The CRSA Sprints presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equip­ment are proud to announce their tentative 2017 schedule. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour has 22 race nights slated, and another three dates to be announced.

The standard purse sees a minimum of $325 paid to win and $140 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and New York or Pennsylvania state points will be awarded for CRSA events through Sept. 22. The first-ever Allstar Performance State Champion New York state champion will be crowned in the IMCA RaceSaver division this season.

The traditional kick-off of the 2017 season will once again be at the New York State Fairgrounds for the 31st annual Gater News Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show on Saturday and Sunday March 12 and 13. Cars will first hit the track on April 22 at Fonda Speedway, the first of three vis­its to the Track of Champions on the season.

The tour then moves south to Orange County Fair Speedway on April 29. That event will be fol­lowed by a doubleheader weekend that includes a trip to Afton Motorsports Park on May 12 and a re­turn to Orange County Fair Speedway on May 13.

Another doubleheader weekend is on tap for May 19 and 20, as visits are made to Penn Can Speed­way and the lone appearance of the CRSA Sprints at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Drivers make the trek west to the Woodhull Raceway for a much-anticipated return of IMCA RaceSaver Sprints to The Highbanks on June 10. The remainder of June and the month of July see return trips to Penn Can, Utica Rome, Orange County, Afton and Fonda.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Albany-Saratoga Speedway both host one CRSA Sprint event in 2017, on July 21 and Aug. 11, respectively.

To finish out the month of August, after many years being off the schedule, the tour will make a visit to Skyline Raceway on Aug. 25.

The month of October will see three special events to cap off the 2017 season.

First up, on Oct. 6, Afton Motorsports Park with the Brett Deyo Promotion will host a 40-lap Top 5 Money Rotating Bonus Race. Then on Oct. 14, the CRSA Sprints will be a part of the annual King of the Can weekend with a $500 to win event. The 2017 series will conclude Oct. 21 at the Or­ange County Fair Speedway with a $1,000 to win event as part of the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend.

CRSA Tour owner and president Mike Emhof is a former modified, sprint car and mini-sprint driver, and also owns the Mike Emhof Motorsports high performance parts distributorship in So­dus as well as 360 Patriot Sprint Series and Central New York Mini-Sprint Series.

Tour director is Greg Hixson.

2017 CRSA Sprint Car schedule – Saturday, April 22 at Fonda, N.Y., Speedway; Saturday, April 29 at Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, N.Y.; Friday, May 12 at Afton, N.Y., Motor­sports Park; Saturday, May 13 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Friday, May 19 at Penn Can Speedway, Susquehanna, Pa.; Saturday, May 20 at Thunder Mountain Speedway, Center Lisle, N.Y.; Saturday, June 10 at Woodhull, N.Y. Raceway; Friday, June 16 at Penn Can Speedway; Sunday, June 18 at Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon, N.Y.; Saturday, June 24 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Friday, June 30 at Afton Motorsports Park; Saturday, July 1 at Fonda Speedway; Friday, July 14 at Penn Can Speedway; Saturday, July 15 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Fri­day, July 21 at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville, N.Y.; Friday, Aug. 4 at Afton Motorsports Park; Friday, Aug. 11 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, N.Y.; Friday, Aug. 25 at Skyline Race­way, Cortland, N.Y.; Friday, Sept. 22 at Fonda Speedway; Friday, Oct. 6 at Afton Motor­sports Park; Saturday, Oct. 14 at Penn Can Speedway; Saturday, Oct. 21 at Orange County Fair Speedway.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING KICKS OFF THE SEASON WITH TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA MOORESVILLE, N.C.

(February 21, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team kicked off their season last week with five races at Volusia Raceway Park in Barberville, Fla. Shane Stewart and team competed with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over those five races, earning two top-10 finishes.

Stewart started off the week with the All Stars by timing in eighth overall in qualifying, which was third in Group 3. He started and finished third in Heat 3. After starting 11th in the 30-lap feature event, Stewart gained several positions in the closing laps and made a last lap pass to finish in eighth-place. The following night, Stewart qualified 12th overall and sixth in Group 1. He gained one position in his heat race to finish fifth and earn the 18th starting position for the feature event. Unfortunately, some contact early in the race resulted in a broken front end and a 23rd-place finish.

Friday night kicked off the World of Outlaws' season and Stewart timed in 20th during qualifying. After finishing sixth in his heat race, Stewart won the Last Chance Showdown from the fourth starting position. He then started 21st in the main event, but after early contact, something broke in the steering and Stewart pulled off the track, resulting in a 23rd-place finish.

After Saturday's event was postponed due to rain, the Larson Marks team prepared for a double-header on Sunday. Stewart qualified 28th for the afternoon portion and finished sixth in his heat race. After starting eighth in the Last Chance Showdown, Stewart made a gutsy slide-job for the fourth and final transfer spot into the A-Main. He started the 25-lap race from 24th and was able to advance to 19th.

For the second half of Sunday's show, Stewart qualified 10th and finished fourth in his heat race. The LMR crew switched out rear ends on the No. 2, as Stewart commented that he could feel it was about to break towards the end of his heat race. Stewart took the green flag for the 30-lap finale from the 14th starting position and worked his way to the front. By the halfway point of the race, he was up to fifth and remained there until the closing laps, when another competitor got a huge run to get by and Stewart slipped back to finish sixth.

"It certainly wasn't the week that we wanted," said Stewart, "We got faster though and were able to make gains as the week went on. It felt great to get back in the No. 2 and get the season started. I can't thank the guys enough for all of the hard work they put in over the off season and at the track this week."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Thursday, March 3 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 15, 2017 QUALIFYING: 8th overall/3rd Group 3 HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 16, 2017 QUALIFYING: 12th overall/6th Group 1 HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 18th FEATURE FINISH: 23rd

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 17, 2017 QUALIFYING: 20th HEAT RACE: 6th LCS STARTING POSITION: 4th LCS FINISH: 1st STARTING POSITION: 21st FEATURE FINISH: 23rd

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 19, 2017 QUALIFYING: 28th HEAT RACE: 6th LCS STARTING POSITION: 8th LCS FINISH: 4th STARTING POSITION: 24th FEATURE FINISH: 19th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 19, 2017 QUALIFYING: 10th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 14th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 5 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 0 TOP-10s: 2 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Brady Bacon – Heading to Bubba!

(Bill W) February 21, 2017 – Brady Bacon and the Dooling/Hayward #63 race team are heading to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida this week to tackle the three-night opener for the USAC National Sprint Car Series. The defending USAC champ will practice there Wednesday night before competing Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Brady had a successful trip “Down Under”, where he notched three second place finishes aboard the Gavin Ohlback #70 midget.

Brady has paired with Joe Dooling and Brodie Hayward to campaign several big non-wing events this season. “I’m really excited about our first race together,” he says. “I’m really excited about getting the season started stateside.”

He has tasted success at the tricky Ocala 3/8-mile oval in the past. “We’ve won a couple of races there (2014 and 2015),” says Brady. “It will be good to be on that track three nights in a row. Hopefully, the track will be good and we can get everything shaken down quickly.”

Brady and the team have been hard at work getting ready for Florida. “These are new cars and motors, so we are ready to go,” he says. “We’re pretty confident. We’ve spent a lot of time getting things ready. So hopefully, our results will show the preparation that we’ve put in.”

His midget finishes in Australia came over three weekends. “We had three second place finishes,” says Brady. “We had obstacles to overcome about every night, but we got through there. Things just didn’t go our way to finish up front like they did for Rico (Abreu). We had to pass a bunch of cars every night. We had the speed capable of winning. We just weren’t presented the circumstances we needed.”

Brady is thankful for his hosts “Down Under”. “I’d like to thank Gavin and Linda Ohlback,” he says. “They are the owners, and they’re very hospitable. Rusty Kunz did a great job working on the car. It was good every night. We had new equipment and had never worked together before, so we were really pleased about how quickly everything came together.”

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Bacon/Marshall Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Priority Aviation, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, PAC Springs, Schroeder, Schroth Racing, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

Ian Madsen Picks Up Pair of Top-10’s With World of Outlaws at DIRTcar Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his first trip to the state of Florida, Ian Madsen was pleased with how his team performed at Volusia Speedway Park as they recorded a pair of Top-10’s with the World of Outlaws.

“I thought we did pretty well for our first trip to Volusia Speedway Park,” Ian Madsen noted. “We had a ton of speed, but did struggle at times. I think I got more comfortable as the week went on, and we put some good finishes together to end the trip.”

Racing under Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sanction on Wednesday and Thursday night, Madsen would be forced to race his way into both feature events from the ‘B’ Main.

Getting the fourth and final transfer position during Wednesday night’s opener, Madsen would turn in a nice showing in the ‘A’ as he marched his way forward. Working by some stout competition, the St. Marys, NSW driver would race his way to a 15th place finish.

Coming out of the B Main again on Thursday night, Madsen would not be able to work his way as far forward as the track would take rubber on this night. Able to get a few spots in the early goings of the race, the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Team Kline Electric machine would finish 18th.

Friday night brought on the season opening event with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Madsen would come out swinging as he timed in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials before winning his heat race and finishing sixth in the Craftsman Club Dash.

With the racing surface extremely fast in the feature event, Madsen would find himself battling with older brother, Kerry, and Rico Abreu for quite a few laps before he finished 10th.

Saturday night would see rain cancel to program following time trials and create a double header situation on Sunday. During the day program, Madsen would time in 14th fastest in time trials and pocket a third place finish in his heat race.

With track crews doing all they could to keep the surface from taking rubber on a warm, sunny afternoon, Madsen would take the green flag from the 10th starting spot.

Again battling with his brother in the shorted feature event, Madsen would do what he could on the extremely slick surface, as he would end the day with a 13th place finish.

The final event of the busy week would take place just a few hours after the day show checkered flag flew. Timing in 12th quickest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would finish fourth in his heat race.

Taking the green flag from the 16th starting spot, Madsen would run a very patient race that saw him work his way through the field. Using a couple of late restarts to his advantage, Madsen would bring his weekend to a close with a nice run up to finish in the ninth spot.

“I was pleased to end our week with a couple of Top-10’s with the World of Outlaws,” Madsen added. “The field of cars that was in the pit area was probably one of the toughest fields we will see all year, and I was pleased with our performance. My guys worked hard all week, and their winter preparation really showed I thought.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be back in the shop this week before they head to Texas with the World of Outlaws March 3rd and 4th.

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

 

 

Price-Miller Eyes King of 360’s at East Bay Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- Florida Speedweeks hasn’t quite gone how Parker Price-Miller had hoped. After battling issues with the All Star Circuit of Champions in Ocala, FL, a hurt engine sat him out of the first two nights at Volusia Speedway Park, and now the Kokomo, IN driver is looking forward to this weekend’s King of the 360 event at East Bay Raceway Park.

“Florida has definitely been tough on our team,” Parker Price-Miller said. “The guys have continued to work hard, and hopefully we can end our stay here with a good run this weekend.”

Spending much of the Ocala, FL trip ironing out early season bugs, Price-Miller would have an engine issues during practice night at Volusia Speedway Park. Opting to sit out the first two nights of action that were sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions, Price-Miller and company would return to action on the weekend to compete with the World of Outlaws.

Struggling to find speed on a speedway that demands horsepower, PPM and his team would continue to try and get the 360 Yield/Pioneer/DuPont backed No. 2 entry up to speed.

With the 410 portion of speedweeks no in the rear view mirror, Price-Miller is looking forward to getting to East Bay Raceway Park this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at an event that is special to him.

“East Bay is a special place to me because it is where I won my first winged 360ci event a few years back,” Price-Miller added. “We have struggled down here the last couple of weeks, and I really hope we can have a good weekend for everyone involved with our team.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Pioneer, DuPont, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be at East Bay Raceway Park this Thursday- Saturday for the King of 360 event.

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

 

 

Paul McMahan Nets Trio of Top-10’s at DIRTcar Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: In years past the DIRTcar Nationals has simply not gone well for Destiny Motorsports. After a complete overhaul over the winter, Destiny Motorsports, and driver Paul McMahan, put together their most successful trip to Volusia Speedway Park as the team recorded a trio of Top-10 finishes.

“This team certainly got better each night out,” McMahan said. “We aren’t quite where we need to be, but we are all happy with the progress that we are making as we continue to come together.”

The DIRTcar Nationals would kick off on Wednesday night with McMahan lining up for the feature event in the ninth row.

As the race came to life, McMahan would struggle to get going aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 entry.

As the laps clicked down, McMahan would opt to drop down to the low side of the speedway with 12 laps to go. Sitting back in 18th, McMahan’s entry would come to life. Having to slow his pace drastically to stick the bottom, the Nashville, TN driver showed how important patience was as he moved forward in a hurry.

Picking up nearly a spot a lap, McMahan would end the night with a very nice 10th place finish.

Back in action on Thursday night, McMahan and company would pick up a third place finish in heat race action, and line up in the sixth row of the feature event. Battling for position within the Top-10 early in the race, the track would soon take rubber, and cars would settle in line and click off laps around the near ½ mile facility.

A late restart would see McMahan fall outside of the Top-10 when the race resumed, but a nice move in turns one and two would see him work by Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel to put the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry in the ninth spot at the finish line.

Friday night would bring the start to the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season, and McMahan would open things up by timing in 22nd fastest.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, McMahan would pick up a couple spots in the first couple of laps to get into the fourth spot before a car falling out of the race late would place him third at the finish line, and in the 10th starting spot for the feature event.

In the opening stages of the race, McMahan would hang around the Top-10, but as laps expired he would lose spots drastically, and later reported that he started to lose power as he slipped back to finish in the 18th spot.

Going through what the team thought was the issue on Saturday morning, the car would fire in engine heat, but would not come to life for hot laps, forcing an engine change prior to time trials.

Able to get a lap at the end, McMahan would lay down a dismal time, but Mother Nature was on his side and the night would eventually be rained out and pushed back to Sunday afternoon.

Timing in eighth fastest in time trials on Sunday afternoon, McMahan would run second in his heat race, and fifth in the Dash as he lined up fifth in the 25-lap feature event.

On an extremely slick and slow racing surface, the Elk Grove, CA native would jump into the fourth spot and looked to be well on his way to a Top-Five finish. Unfortunately a couple of late restarts would hamper McMahan and he would find himself seventh at the stripe.

Sunday night would bring the final night of racing, and rear end issues would plague the Destiny Motorsports team. Racing into the feature via the Last Chance Showdown, an issue would arise on the No. 4 machine but with no time to make a change McMahan would end the busy week by taking the green flag and pulling off the racing surface.

“We are certainly in a much better spot than we were a year ago, and that is a great feeling to have,” McMahan added. “We had a couple of tough nights but fortunately it wasn’t anything major and both things were really out of our control. My guys really worked hard and came together even more, and we are all really excited to get back to it in a couple of weeks.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports will take this weekend off before action resumed on March 3rd at Lonestar Speedway, and on March 4th at Gator Motorplex.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

(45TH RPM PROMOTERS WORKSHOPS RETURN TO RENO, NV)

(February 21, 2017, Daytona Beach, FL) The RPM Promoters Workshops announced today the 45th Annual Workshops Series will kick off November 29, 2017 at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino. The rechristened RPM@Reno Workshop, which replaces the RPM@Vegas Workshop of the last two years, will feature two-days of informational and networking sessions. The Workshop also returns to its traditional Workshop week, convening Thursday, and Friday, November 30 and December 1, 2017, preceded by a welcome reception Wednesday evening November 29. Preparation for the Workshop is underway with details on presenters and discussion topics available midsummer. The 45th Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series will continue in Indianapolis, December 6, 2017, and conclude at Daytona Beach, February 12, 2018.

The 44th Annual Series concluded its run today in Daytona Beach with remarks by special guest, former NASCAR Cup Series director, John Darby and eight sessions, including Daytona International Speedway security director Stephen Beres’ outline of best practices for risk assessment, and incident prevention in a time of terrorism and public disturbances. Consultant Mike Lysakowski offered a refresher on effective PR and Zachary and Joe Skotnicki, of the Race of Champions Series, talked with promoters about teens’ entertainment preferences. Additional discussions covered best practices for policing and confiscation of unapproved parts, ideas for improved management of multi-day race events, an update on “The State of the Crate,” with Bill Martens of Chevrolet Performance, and a “lightning round” discussing ideas for race night efficiencies.

The Workshops and Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group; Inc. and Hoosier Racing Tire. The just-concluded 44th Workshops Series was produced with additional sponsorship support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, RACEceiver, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, MyRacePass, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and FuelTix. More information on the Workshops and the promoters’ newsletter may be found on the web at RacingPromotionMonthly.Com.

 

 

Phillipsburg Mall to host big race car event March 5 to March 11

TENTH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW SUPPORTS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The dates for the popular tenth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2017 and the hard-working show staff and the many historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 5th and will run through March 11th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since partnering with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO serves over 8,000 members with assets exceeding $73,000,000. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Greg Collins, vice president at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union as well as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "As we countdown to the opening day of the show, IRCO and myself are extremely happy with all of the response for the upcoming show. When we started this event back in 2008 we had no idea where we were going but were aware of many good people wanting to be involved." Collins further added, "The nucleous of good people along with great sponsors, has fueled this event to a must see event. We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the success of the Dirt Track Heroes Show."

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is pleased to announce its support of Saint John's Angels, a Phillipsburg based American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team. Team members will be present throughout the duration of the week long show sellng baked goods and purple ribbon-branded Relay for Life merchandise in support of their participation in the Phillipsburg area's Relay for Life event to be held Saturday, May 20th. This annual event will be held at the Maloney Stadium right off of Route 22. The Saint John's Angels team has participated in this long-standing event since 2003.

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Nazareth, Dorney Park, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. The show remains absolutely FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall ten years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Drag Cars, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Mahoning, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Brudgeport and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 5 - (Starting at 1:00) – Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff’s Automotive and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa’s Auto Repair presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour kicks-off season this Saturday February 25 at the Marysville Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA – February 21, 2017…Following an off-season filled with transition, planning and diligent work the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will officially get the 2017 campaign underway this Saturday at the Marysville Raceway.

During the winter, operations and promotions of the tour were transferred to Glad Enterprises Inc. and Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth, who looks forward to getting the season underway this weekend at the Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial, "Adding one of MRP's signature events such as the Toller Memorial is a coup for our wingless tour. I'd like to thank Dennis Gage for hosting us and look forward to kicking-off the season earlier than we've ever done before."

Santa Rosa driver Klint Simpson wheeled Dave Johnson’s familiar No. 32 Sprinter to a trio of wins last season en route to his first title with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Simpson swept the events at his home track of Petaluma Speedway and will be a favorite to contend for even more gold in 2017.

The always formidable Terry Schank Jr., also of Santa Rosa, will look to get back atop the perch this season in the Hunt Magnetos house car. Schank also claimed three victories last year at three different venues, including Calistoga Speedway, the Stockton Dirt Track and Ocean Speedway.

Another championship favorite this season will surely be Tracy’s Austin Liggett, who is set to pilot a car owned by veteran racer Brian Sperry. The long-time crew chief also happened to be the man that brought sponsor C&H Veteran Ent. to the tour. During the 2015 campaign Liggett captured a pair of triumphs and was a threat to win each night he signed in.

An increased purse this season for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will see events pay a minimum of $1200-to-win & $175-to-start each night. The tour champion this year will also be awarded a solid $1500 out of a beefed up point fund that pays out the top-10 at season’s end. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run tour events. A solid contingency program is also in place with numerous companies lending their support each night.

Marysville Raceway Announcer and Public Relations Director Troy Hennig talked about having the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour as part of the Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday, “We are definitely excited to host the season-opener for the tour this weekend in Marysville. What has taken place in the off-season is helping to catapult the tour to that next level. Having the Hunt Tour alongside the Winged 360’s will make for a great show at the Toller Memorial and we hope all the fans will come out to support the event.”

Former Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial winner Scott Hall will be back behind the wheel this Saturday and played a major role in the boost that has been seen with the tour. He spoke about the year ahead commenting, "To say we are excited to open the season would be an understatement. A lot of solid companies have come on board with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and we believe Rick Faeth will do a great job when it comes to the operations aspect. We’ve had a lot of interest from the teams as well, so we’re expecting healthy car counts each night and that all starts at Marysville with the Toller.”

Additional drivers expected to be on hand this Saturday will include reigning Marysville track champion and Wednesday night Gold Cup winner Josh Vierra, Morgan Hill’s Tommy Laliberte, Stockton’s DJ Johnson, Galt’s Matt Streeter, first-year wingless driver Kalib Henry of Citrus Heights, Silver Dollar Speedway champ Angelique Bell, along with Jimmy Christian, Cody Fendley, Shayna Sylvia, Zachary Kavert, Nick Larson, Barry Pries Jr., Peter Paulson, Brian Grossenheider, Nathan Johnson, Gary Paulson, Tim Sherman Jr., Marcus Smith, Troy Degaton and many more.

All seating will be general admission on Saturday with adult tickets $17; juniors 12-15, seniors 62+ and military with ID will be $14; children 6-11 are $6 and five and under will be free. A family pack featuring two adults and two juniors (or three children) will be available for $50. The front gate will open at 5pm, qualifying at 6pm and racing to follow.

The Marysville Raceway is located in Marysville, California. From the Junction of HWY 70 and HWY 20 (12th Street), go a quarter-mile east on HWY 20. Turn south onto Ramirez Road for 1.5 miles. The physical address is 1468 Simpson Ln, Marysville, CA 95901. More info on the track can be viewed at http://www.marysvilleraceway.com/

Information on the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, West Coast Race Parts, LRB Inc., SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

If you’re interested in joining the 12-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

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C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour Schedule

Saturday February 25: Marysville Raceway (Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial)
Saturday March 11: Silver Dollar Speedway (Silver Cup)
Saturday April 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday August 12: Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Wednesday September 6: Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)
Thursday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Friday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Multi-time Nor-Cal champion Sean Becker to go after Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards title in 2017

Roseville, Ca - February 21, 2017...Northern California fan-favorite Sean Becker will be gunning to take home the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards championship in 2017.

The easy going and likable driver will pilot the always fast Menne Motorsports/ Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 75 with the tour, a car that he’s experienced immense success behind the wheel of. The Roseville competitor last season captured his sixth Silver Dollar Speedway title in Chico, to go along with a trio of touring 360 championships and one traveling Winged 410 title in his decorated career.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA. It will mark the first California-based traveling Winged Sprint Car series event at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility since 2013.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/ – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Sponsor spotlight: Bianchi Farms

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards like to thank John Bianchi and Bianchi Farms for their support this season! Bianchi Farms is a family operation, specializing in the production of white & wild rice, wheat, melons, and walnuts. The operation also includes rice dryer and storage facilities, as well as melon packing sheds. As a young boy, John Bianchi was always interested in racing. As a freshman in college he purchased a go-kart and went racing. Realizing he could not afford both racing and college however, schooling won out. For the next 45 years he developed the family farming operation to where it is today.

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Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Shane Golobic set to compete at a majority of events with Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Fremont, CA - February 21, 2017...Reigning Trophy Cup champion Shane Golobic is expected to compete at a majority of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events in 2017.

The Fremont, California driver is coming off a fantastic season that saw him not only bring home the $20,000 Trophy Cup, but also earn prestigious victories with the USAC National Midgets and the National Sprint League. Golobic started out the season by making the Saturday A-main once again at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 25-year-old last year also tallied a trio of Winged 410 Sprint Car triumphs in the Golden State aboard the Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag No. 22 mount. Golobic is not just one of the top drivers from California, but even more importantly is a great representative of our state.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA. It will mark the first California-based traveling Winged Sprint Car series event at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility since 2013.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Carberry Looking to Build on 2016 Rookie of the Year Campaign

Adam Carberry is looking to build upon his 2016 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Rookie of the Year Campaign. Carberry who made the jump up to the 360 ranks from the 305 ranks will be looking for that 1st win of his 360 career in 2017. During Carberry’s 2016-rookie season, the 47 R&S General Contractors #47 ran up front in many of the races, and if not for a late race pass by Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway, Carberry would have parked the #47 in victory lane.

Carberry returns with a new Mach 1 chassis and Speed Equipment motors will again supply the horsepower to the #47 car. Currently plans are for the #47 green machine to run the entire 2017 Capitol Renegade URC tour and possibly make a run at the season championship. Carberry’s season will open up on Sunday April 9th at the 5/8 mile Bridgeport Speedway before moving to Selinsgrove Speedway and the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race on Saturday April 22nd.

You can follow Adam Carberry and the entire Capitol Renegade United Racing Club through the 2017 season at www.unitedracingclub.net or the URC Facebook page.

 

 

BIG GATOR HUNTING: CJB Motorsports Capture Overall DIRTcar Nationals Title All-star win highlights strong run through adversity in Florida

CARLISLE, PA. - February 15, 2017 - One of CJB Motorsports goals for 2017 was to begin the season off on a strong note. After five nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, David Gravel and the team stood above the rest by capturing the overall points championship for the week.

"It was really cool to make it through the week that we had and end up holding the big gator trophy," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We wanted a fast start and we got that." Gravel began the week on Wednesday, February 15th at the "World's Fastest Half Mile Oval." The first two nights of the annual DIRTcar Nationals were run under the sanction of the Arctic Cat Allstar Circuit of Champions.

Gravel time in fourth overall, started and finished 4th in his heat race and begin the night's feature event in the 14th position.

"Our first night was good," said Gravel. "We just wanted to get settled into a good rhythm and we were able too."

The following night saw the #5 machine time in 2nd overall, started and finished fourth in their heat race but won the JE Pistons dash. That allowed them to start on the pole, lead all 30 laps and capture their first win of the season.

"Getting in the dash is key," said the native of Watertown, Conn. "We placed ourselves in a good position all night long and it paid off as we got our first win of the season." Friday night began the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season in earnest. Gravel again was 2nd quick but the ripe Florida conditions soon spelled trouble for the team.

"We lost our first engine during the second lap of time trials," explained Gravel. "We lost another one leading the heat race and that just kind of was how our night went. We basically did a start and park for feature because we were out of engines at that point. It definitely took some regrouping and we're still not quite sure what happened."

Persistent rains on Saturday evening forced series officials to stage a rare, two show event on Sunday, February 19th. Gravel set quick time for the daytime portion of the double header and raced his way to a fifth-place finish. In the evening portion, Gravel was speedy again by timing in 6th and making up spots in the heat race and dash.

"We showed our speed again during Sunday's double header," said Gravel, who used his strong performance earned him and the team the overall points championship. "We raced well during the day, got our first QuickTime and should've had fourth in the feature. For the evening race, we got to the lead and then just got caught in lap traffic. It's frustrating because we wanted to win an Outlaw show but a second was good. It was great to win that big gator trophy. Kind of makes up for that opening night."

The team gets a weekend off to regroup from their early season jaunt down south. Up next is a double dip in the Lone Star State of Texas with stops at Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore on Friday, March 3rd and Gator Motorplex near Willis on Saturday, March 4th.

"Both Texas tracks are new for me," explained Gravel. "The Outlaws have been to Lonestar a few times before but Gator Motorplex is a great opportunity for us all to be on a level playing field. We're looking forward to the events."

CAR #5 2017 STATS: Events: 8 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 5 Top-10's: 6 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 2 Average Time Trial: 4.6 Average A-main finish: 7.5 Total Laps Led: 54

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.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Madsen Scores Trio of Top 10s and Hard Charger Award During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2017) - Kerry Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a trio of top-10 finishes during the past week at the DIRTcar Nationals.

"We were certainly hoping to get wins, but we produced several good results throughout the week and we are continuing to grow in this new partnership," he said. "I really like the direction we are headed."

The Muddy sponsored team kicked off the five-day event at Volusia Speedway Park last Wednesday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Madsen qualified ninth quickest overall and second in his group before he placed third in a heat race to miss locking into the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"Restarts really hurt me all week," he said. "I felt like I lost positions on almost every restart."

Madsen battled for a top 10 throughout the feature before ending 12 th.

He returned to the track on Thursday for the final leg of the All Star portion. Madsen timed in 13th quickest overall and fourth in his group. He then won a heat race to lock into the dash, where a third-place result lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"Unfortunately, the track took rubber about 10 laps in so there wasn't much passing," he said. "At that point everyone got in line and made sure to stay in the rubber."

Madsen ended the night sixth, which guided the Muddy backed team into the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season opener on Friday. Madsen qualified 18th quickest before he placed fourth in his heat race. He then maneuvered from 14th to ninth in the main event.

Saturday's World of Outlaws program started strong for Madsen, who qualified second overall. Unfortunately, the race was rained out and run Sunday afternoon with teams having to re-qualify. This time Madsen went out late and qualified 19th quickest on the challenging track. However, he executed a last-lap pass to finish fifth in a heat race to lock into the feature.

"We drew a high marble and went out late to qualify so that wasn't in our favor," he said. "I felt like we did pretty well all night given the circumstances."

Madsen charged from 19th to 11th in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award.

The event concluded on Sunday evening when Madsen qualified eighth quickest before he won a World of Outlaws heat race to advance into the dash. He then placed third in the dash before finishing eighth in the main event to give him 13 top 10s in his last 18 features at the DIRTcar Nationals dating back to 2014.

"It felt like we lost some pressure in our right rear tire every time we had a caution or red flag so it took a few laps to get going on every restart," he said. "It was good to close the weekend with a top 10."

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports will return to action March 9-10 in Las Vegas for a World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (12).

Feb. 16 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 6 (5).

Feb. 17 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (14).

Feb. 19 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (19).

Feb. 19 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (3).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 9-10 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

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All Star Performance from Evans

After four seasons of contesting All Star 360 Sprintcar Series rounds and numerous minor podium finishes along the way, Daniel Evans last Saturday night at Waikerie’s Sunline Speedway broke through for his maiden round win.

The driver of the SA # 44 Chris Evans Transport / Scott’s Electrical Maxim had endured a mixed run earlier in the night, but after dominating the pole shuffle, where he managed to move from sixth all the way through to pole position, he was able to carry on that form throughout the feature race and it rewarded him with a maiden All Star Series round win.

Evans took control of the feature-race lead in the early stages of the 30-lap event from reigning All Star Series Champion Brenten Farrer, and from there was never seriously challenged. Despite a caution on lap 12, which turned out to be the only feature-race stoppage, Evans was able to dictate the pace and work his way through lapped traffic on his way to greeting the chequered flag as a comfortable winner.

For Evans, winning an All Star Series round ranks right up there with his South Australian 360 Sprintcar Title win earlier this season.

“I have been enjoying a great season so far, and winning my first All Star Series round make it even better and adds to my career highlights,” expressed the 21-year-old racer from Renmark in country South Australia.

“My previous Sunline Speedway experience, which was a lot more than the majority of my rivals, played a big part in success on the night, especially in lapped traffic, as it gave me the track knowledge of where to run.”

Evans paid homage to his hard-working pit crew for all of their efforts throughout the night and playing a vital part in the team’s success.

“Earlier in the night, I was struggling a bit, but heading into the pole shuffle, the team I tried a few things with the setup and it worked a treat,” he said, who had earlier in the night qualified ninth in time trials and then finished fourth and sixth in his two heat races, which put him sixth on points ahead of the pole shuffle.

“What we tried with the setup in the pole shuffle worked, as I was able to work my way all the way through to pole position. For the feature race, we made a few more changes, and it all worked out in our favour with a winning result, so I can thank my team enough for all of their wonderful efforts – because this win is as much theirs as it is mine.”

The next outing for Evans will be this Saturday night’s 11th and final All Star Series round at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway in Victoria. Heading into the final round, Evans sits third in the current All Star Series point standings.

Evans would like to thank his 2016-17 season sponsors: Chris Evans Transport Scott’s Electrical Lucy’s Renmark Plaza Newsagency Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils Lonsdale Competition Tyres

Special Thanks: Chris (Dad), Jane (Mum), Lucy (Sister), Scotty, Phil and Sarah (Girlfriend).

To find out more about Evans, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Evans Family Motorsport.

 

 

DAN ROBINSON IS 41ST ARPY, THOMPSON’S WORLD SERIES RECEIVES EVENT AWARD

(February 20, 2017, Daytona Beach, FL) Dan Robinson, promoter of Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway, was revealed today as recipient of the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award, sponsored by Racing Promotion Monthly and Charlotte Motor Speedway, in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose Robinson from among six regional nominees. Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Region One, Eastern Region: Josh Vanada, Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region: Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Dan and Scott Ratajczak, and Toby Kruse, 141 (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Doug & Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. Vanada received his first nomination, the Ratajczaks and Kruse, their second, Robinson, his fourth, and The Hobbs, their third. Kruse was earlier nominated for his operation at Marshalltown (IA) Speedway. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series of Speedway Racing, which this season celebrates 55 years, received the Racing Promotion Monthly Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event.

Tuesday will feature special guest, former NASCAR Cup Series director, John Darby. Presenters during the two-day Workshop include 40th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Gray Garrison, Bowman Gray (NC) Stadium. Garrison shared the secrets of 68 years of continuous success at the track that resides in a public football stadium. Attorneys Cary Agajanian and Paul Tetreault, of the Agajanian Law Firm, brought promoters up-to-date on case law and 2016 court decisions that affect racing. Tuesday sessions also include Daytona International Speedway security director Stephen Beres who will outline best practices for risk assessment, and incident prevention in a time of terrorist acts and public disturbances. Publisher, announcer, and consultant, Mike Lysakowski, Motorsports Aspects, will offer a refresher on effective PR and Billy Thomas, East Alabama Motor Speedway, will share his ideas for increasing efficiency during multi-day race events, Zachary and Joe Skotnicki, of the Race of Champions Series, will talk with promoters about teens’ entertainment preferences. Additional discussions include best practices for policing and confiscation of unapproved parts, fans use of live streaming apps on mobile devices during race events, an appraisal of the 2016 season, and a “lightning round” discussing ideas for race night efficiencies.

The Workshops and Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group; Inc. and Hoosier Racing Tire. The 44th Workshops Series was produced with additional sponsorship support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, RACEceiver, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, MyRacePass, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and FuelTix.

More information on the Workshops and the promoters’ newsletter may be found on the web at RacingPromotionMonthly.Com, or from RPM editorial offices, P.O. Box 406, Merrill, WI 54426, 715-536-1067, FAX 715-536-3616.

 

 

Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Raceway

Belleville, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League will kick off the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th. Open practice will take place on Thursday, March 23rd.

Always an event that brings out big names and helps fuel a healthy competition between drivers, the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge will showcase incredible talent, as both defending series champions will be on track. 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series champion Zach Daum will be in head-to-head competition with 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series champion, Steven Shebester. Add in the mix that Jason McDougal and Matt Sherrell will be vying to defend their 2016 Turnpike Challenge victories and the West Series' honor from sweeping the Turnpike Challenge, creates a recipe for top-notch racing. To top it all off, Inaugural and Second Annual Turnpike Challenge winner, Christopher Bell will be returning to his home track of I-44 Speedway in a Keith Kunz Motorsports entry after most recently adding the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals win to his lengthening resume.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League competition, defending series champion Nathan Benson and 2017 Tulsa Shootout Champion Joe B. Miller will each make the haul to I-44 Speedway to do battle. Known for their spectacular encounters over the last few years, Benson and Miller will put on a show that is sure to excite as they take on the Oklahoma turf and other POWRi regulars.

Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge Schedule:

Thursday, March 23rd: Practice, 6PM-9PM
Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th
Pill Draw: 3PM-5PM
Driver's Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6PM
Racing to Follow

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

 

 

Hanks Entering Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s With Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2017) - Brandon Hanks doesn't know how many times he will be able to compete this season, but this weekend is one of those events.

Hanks and his family owned team are venturing to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s this Thursday through Saturday.

"What excites me is that warm Florida weather," he joked. "Last year I didn't get a chance to race. We blew up in practice. I haven't had the best of luck there, but our program has grown immensely since then."

Hanks is heading into this season as a championship-winning driver after he garnered the ASCS Red River Region title for the first time in his career last season. He also captured a career-best four feature wins, including his first with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, as well as a dozen top fives and 21 top 10s during the breakout year.

"Hopefully the leaps we've made as a team and I have as a driver will pay off this weekend at East Bay," he said. "So far that track hasn't been kind to me, but I really think this go around we'll be a lot better. We have better equipment and I'm coming off the wins and championship."

The goal each night is to make the main event and finish with a top 10.

"I'd like to get top 10s every night if I can," he said. "In racing you don't know how things are going to go, but my goal is top 10s. Our family team probably isn't going to run as often this season so I want to capitalize every time we do race and hopefully that can lead to a ride or some partners to help offset the team's costs."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

Dancer Eyeing First Saturday A Main at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Feb. 20, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is aiming to accomplish a new feat during his season-opening event this weekend.

Dancer wants to make the big show on Saturday during the finale of the 16 th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s, which runs Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

"We haven't made a Saturday A Main since we've been down here the last five years," he said. "Trouble seems to find us down here so this year I'm hoping to get past that trouble."

The team ran into engine trouble during last year's event, but still nearly made the Saturday A Main.

"We went through two engines, which really took us down, but we only missed the A Main by two spots," he said. "We've been close. Hopefully this is the year we get over the hurdle."

Dancer missed transferring into the finale by only five positions in 2014.

"It's a great event and great to run with some of the top drivers like Jason Sides and some of the other outlaw-caliber drivers," he said. "The goal is to make the A Main on Saturday. That is what we are focused on. We feel pretty good going into this year. In past years we changed a lot and this year we didn't change much. At the end of last year we ran pretty good so we're hoping to keep the momentum going."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Everyone at Dancer Logistics is supportive and allows me to fulfil my dream of racing sprint cars and I'm very appreciative of their support," Dancer said.

Dancer would also like to thank Amshaw Service Center, Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their support.

 

Helms Opens All Star Portion of DIRTcar Nationals With Career-Best Result at Volusia Speedway Park

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2017) - Caleb Helms produced his best finish at the DIRTcar Nationals last week during the opening round of the five-day spectacle at Volusia Speedway Park.

Helms kicked off the action last Wednesday by qualifying 17th quickest overall and fourth in his group before placing second in a heat race, which locked him into an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions dash. Helms ended second in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I ran fifth for a while," he said. "We had a caution and on the restart I was running fifth and doing just fine. We had a red come out and that moved me up to third or fourth. After that red I tried to make a move on Brad Sweet and got freight trained. I struggled to get back to my line and lost a bunch of positions."

Helms recorded a 13th-place result, which was his best ever at the half-mile oval.

He returned to action on Thursday for the final round of All Star competition, which began with Helms timing in 16th quickest overall and sixth in his group. He then placed seventh in a heat race before garnering a third-place finish in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We didn't qualify as well and we had to go to the B Main," he said. "I felt like we were pretty good all night. We just didn't have enough to outqualify those guys early. We made the car pretty good for the feature. I was starting to get in a rhythm and then I could feel the rubber. I tried to make a move on someone and he slid across the track so I had to check up and then David Gravel got by me to put me a lap down. We had a caution shortly after that and I was trapped a lap down."

Helms finished 19th and he now ranks 11th in the All Star championship standings - 4th among drivers who will race with the series full time this year.

Friday featured Round 3 of the event and the first of three straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races. Helms qualified 30 th quickest, advanced from eighth to seventh in a heat race and maneuvered from 10th to sixth place in the Last Chance Showdown to miss a transfer by only two positions.

"We passed a few cars in the Last Chance Showdown and had an opportunity on a restart running fifth and I ended up running the wrong line in turns one and two and got passed by another car on the inside," he said.

Saturday's program was rained out and was run on Sunday afternoon as part of a doubleheader. Helms timed in 11th quickest overall before he locked into the main event by placing fourth in a heat race.

"We qualified well for the day show and ran well in the heat race to make it in the show," he said. "We tried some things for the main event and we just didn't get it right. We backed up, which was unfortunate. But that was the time to try things since it wasn't a points race for us."

Helms, who ended 22nd, closed the event Sunday evening by qualifying 33rd quickest. He picked up a position to finish eighth in a heat race before advancing from 13th to ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We were trying something with the setup to fine tune it a little more and the decision we made in qualifying didn't go well and we timed pretty far back," he said. "We went forward one spot in the heat and a few in the B Main, but we started too far back.

"I feel like our week was a confidence booster because at different parts of each night we were able to compete with most everyone there. We were able to make the All Star shows, which was great for points. We didn't get quite the finishes we wanted, but we felt good about the speed that we had and we were able to figure some things out that will help in the future."

Helms will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 13 (3).

Feb. 16 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (23).

Feb. 17 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 6 (10).

Feb. 19 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 22 (15).

Feb. 19 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 9 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ferguson

Ferguson sells quality plumbing supplies, HVAC products and building supplies to professional contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit http://www.Ferguson.com.

"We use the Ferguson water works division for our pipe materials, fittings, water line stuff, etc., with our family business," Helms said. "We are very grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk, Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Focused on Winning the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Feb. 20, 2017) - Travis Rilat has one goal on his mind when he heads to East Bay Raceway Park this weekend.

"I want to win," he said. "We've had great runs there in the past, but haven't pulled off the big victory during the Ronald Laney Memorial. It's a special race to me and each year the only focus is to get to Victory Lane."

Rilat will compete at the bullring located in Tampa, Fla., this Thursday through Saturday during the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s - an event that is named after one of his friends who passed away in 2002.

"The Laney Family has always meant a lot to me and have shown me a lot of support throughout the years," Rilat said. "Ronald and I were really good friends throughout my early racing career. To attend this race with his father there means quite a bit to us. I'd love to win the race and be able to give the trophy to him."

Rilat recorded three top 10s during the event last year, featuring a charge from 18th to seventh on Night 1 and a podium finish on Night 2 before capping the event with a sixth-place result during the finale.

Rilat was victorious at East Bay Raceway Park in 2006 during a Ronald Laney Memorial preliminary night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Worfe Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop the BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

White Heading for Florida Debut This Weekend at East Bay Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Feb. 20, 2017) - Harli White will make her racing debut in Florida this weekend when she invades East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"I've watched a few videos of that track," she said. "By the looks of it it will be close to some tracks we raced on in Australia recently. My goal is to just get laps and try to make the show each night. It's going to be a tough field of cars and a challenging track."

White spent most of the offseason competing in Australia for the first time in her career and she is hopeful that experience will lead to success at new venues this season, including the one this Thursday through Saturday.

"As a driver I have to be able to adapt to any track condition," she said. "Dry slick is what we were hoping for in Australia. A slick track in the states will be nice."

Regardless of the tricky track and stout competition, White said she is entering this season with a lot of confidence.

"We're on top of our game going into the first race," she said. "Everything is in line. It looks good and sounds good. We spent the hours preparing this year."

Following this weekend in Florida White will kick off the first weekend in March by making her debut in Mississippi at a pair of USCS Series races.

"I learned a lot racing in Australia during the offseason," she said. "Hopefully running the different tracks will help me quickly figure out these new tracks I'll be going to."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Body Works

The Body Works, which is located in Las Cruces, N.M., has provided professional collision repair, paint and restoration services since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.TheBodyWorkslc.com.

"They are great people who hung out with us and helped at the Chili Bowl last year," White said. "I met them while racing in Las Cruces in 2015 and I told my story to their employees. We hit it off and have become great friends."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Driving for Witherspoon Racing This Weekend at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Feb. 20, 2017) - Derek Hagar will make his season debut this weekend at the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

Hagar is slated to pilot a sprint car for Witherspoon Racing Thursday through Saturday at the marquee event hosted by East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

"I'm pretty amped about it," he said. "It was disheartening with the issues we had to not go to the Chili Bowl in January so I've had to wait an extra month to start the season. It's great to come down to Florida with the nice weather, too. And it's a nice piece so I'm ready to see what's going to happen."

Hagar has competed at the bullring four times in his career with one top 10 under his belt.

"It's luck of the draw and having luck on your side," he said. "When we came a couple of years ago in our car we couldn't find a good balance. These guys are pretty familiar with this race track so hopefully we can put our heads together and come out on top."

While the goal is to stand in Victory Lane each night, Hagar said he will be happy with a top five - or two or three - this weekend.

"A good top five would be awesome," he said. "These guys worked hard to get this brand new car together. Hopefully we come out strong and can be competitive right out of the box."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws return to Eagle Raceway on June 13

EAGLE, Neb. — February 20, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Eagle Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Tuesday, June 13 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The Sprint Series of Nebraska will also be in action as the accompanying division to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, making it a full night of sprint car racing.

Sammy Swindell was victorious in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to Eagle Raceway in 2012. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, who won two of the opening three races this season in Florida, has a pair of wins at Eagle Raceway, with those coming in 2004 and 2006. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Eagle in 2006, while Joey Saldana was victorious at the track in 2007.

Battling Schatz, Pittman and Saldana in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors including Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, David Gravel, who finished a career-best third in points in 2016, Shane Stewart, who had eight A-Feature wins last season, Jason Johnson, the defending Knoxville Nationals winner, who already has one win this season and veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson.

A trio of young drivers are hitting the road again in 2017, led by Logan Schuchart, who won twice last year, his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania and second-generation driver Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio will contend for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2017.

Tickets for the Eagle Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Sprint Series of Nebraska at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 13 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.com.

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Brent Marks launches World of Outlaws campaign with top-ten finish during DIRTcar Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (February 19, 2017) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks opened his 2017 season in impressive fashion; participating in the entire sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, three of which World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series programs. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19, ended his Florida campaign with one top-ten finish and four main event starts.

“Definitely a solid way to start the year,” Brent Marks said. “We are happy with our results. I’m proud of everyone involved. We are going to spend a few extra days in Florida before heading west to Texas. That will give us some time to relax and unwind before a busy west coast swing.”

Brent Marks kicked off his 2017 DIRTcar Nationals campaign with two consecutive nights of competition against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, February 15-16. A 13th place finish during A-main competition on Thursday evening highlighted his two-day war against “America’s Series,” also finishing 20th during A-main competition on Wednesday.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series segment of the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals launched on Friday night, February 17, with the first of three full programs. Marks finished 16th during A-main competition to open his Rookie of the Year campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt, qualifying for the 30-lap program after finishing second during his respective heat race.

After Mother Nature ended all hopes for competition on Saturday, February 18, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series conducted a doubleheader on Sunday, February 19. After two, full programs, Marks found himself with one top-ten finish, eighth officially in the final rundown during the afternoon portion of the program. Unfortunately, Marks did not qualify for the second main event of the doubleheader, failing to transfer through the Last Chance Showdown.

“Not really the ending we wanted, but I can’t thank my crew and supporters enough for their hard work and dedication this week,” Brent Marks explained. “We are in for a long year, but my team has already done enough to prove they are ready for the long haul. I’m excited to head to Texas.”

Brent Marks will continue his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with a Texas doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4. Action will begin with the East Texas Lone Star Shootout at the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Friday, March 3. The Texas weekend will conclude with the Gator Bash at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on Saturday, March 4.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22. 2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

 

Danny Dietrich captures top-ten against Outlaws during DIRTcar Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 19, 2017) - After spending nearly two weeks at two different facilities in northern Florida, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich concluded his 2017 Florida campaign with five separate programs at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida; taking part in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals stretching from Wednesday, February 15, to Sunday, February 19. “Double-D” represented his Central Pennsylvania fanbase well during his visit to the Sunshine State, recording one top-ten finish during World of Outlaws competition.

“I can’t thank Tom Buch enough for this opportunity,” Dietrich said. “I think if you want a real jump on the season, you have to come down here and race. It gave us a great opportunity to figure out where we needed to be. I had a few habits that I needed to drop to be successful, but I think we molded well as a team and we have the potential to continue to be fast.”

Aboard the Tom Buch-owned/APEX/DKW Transport/Indy Race Parts/No. 13, Dietrich opened his DIRTcar Nationals campaign at Volusia Speedway Park with two, full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs on Wednesday and Thursday, February 15-16, highlighting his two days with a 22nd place finish during A-main competition on Thursday.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals commenced on Friday night, February 17. Dietrich qualified for A-main action by finishing third during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, eventually finishing 17th in the A-main running order after 30 laps of green flag action.

After a weather interruption on Saturday evening, February 18, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition continued on Sunday afternoon, February 19, with a DIRTcar Nationals doubleheader; two, complete programs that were conducted at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Danny Dietrich opened action with a second place heat race finish during the Sunday afternoon program, ultimately setting up a tenth place performance during the 25-lap main event. The top-ten performance was his first of the weekend at Volusia Speedway Park.

Dietrich concluded the DIRTcar Nationals doubleheader with another A-main start, the result of a fourth place finish during heat race competition. “Double-D” went on to finish 14th during the 30-lap main event.

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 campaign with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The annual Ice Breaker 30, set for Saturday, February 25, will headline action in the Pigeon Hills; the first Pennsylvania sprint car event of the season. “Double-D” will pilot the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/No. 48 during the $4,000-to-win, afternoon program.

“We’re pretty privileged to have an opportunity to race in Central Pennsylvania during the end of February,” Danny Dietrich explained. “Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can head to Lincoln without any distractions.”

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/

2016 Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: N/A

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

CRSA Announces Tentative 2017 Schedule

Contact: Curtis Berleue, 607-738-8054 or cberleue@live.com

(Sodus, NY)-The CRSA Sprints presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment are proud to announce their tentative 2017 schedule. The traveling 305 sprint car tour has 22 race nights slated, and another three dates penciled in with the track TBA.

The traditional kick-off of the 2017 season will once again be at the New York State Fairgrounds for the 31st annual Gater News Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show on Saturday and Sunday March 12th and 13th. Cars will first hit the track on Saturday, April 22nd at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, NY – the first of three visits to the ‘Track of Champions’ on the season.

The tour then moves south to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY the following Saturday, April 29th. That event will be followed by a doubleheader weekend that includes a trip to Afton Motorsports Park on Friday, May 12th, and a return to Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday, May 13th.

Another doubleheader weekend is then on tap for May 19th and 20th, as visits are made to Penn Can Speedway (first of four) and the lone appearance of the CRSA Sprints at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday May 20th.

After a few weekends off, drivers will make the trek west to the Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, NY for a much anticipated return of 305 sprints to ‘The Highbanks’ on Saturday, June 10th. The remainder of June and the month of July will see return trips to Penn Can, Utica Rome, Orange County, Afton, and Fonda.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, NY, and Albany-Saratoga Speedway will both host one CRSA Sprint event in 2017 on Friday, July 21st and Friday, August 11th, respectively.

To finish out the month of August, after many years being off the schedule, the tour will make a visit to Skyline Raceway, located in Cortland, NY on Friday night, August 25th.

The month of October will see three special events to cap off the 2017 season. First up, on Friday October 6th, Afton Motorsports Park with the Brett Deyo Promotion will host a 40-lap Top 5 Money Rotating Bonus Race. Then, on Saturday October 14th, the 305 sprints will be a part of the annual ‘King of the Can’ weekend with a $500 to win event. The 2017 season will conclude on Saturday, October 21st at the Orange County Fair Speedway with a $1,000 to win event as part of the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend.

A full copy of the 2017 schedule can be found on the CRSA Sprints website, www.CRSASprintCars.com . Also, be sure to follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and Twitter (@CRSASprints) for the latest news and updates.

The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints are a traveling 305 sprint car series partnered with IMCA/Racesaver that visits many tracks in New York and Pennsylvania.

 

 

Saturday February 18, 2017 Motorama Events Harrisburg, PA

UPCOMING EVENTS: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017 – 39th Annual Motorama Events – Day Two (Doors open at 9:00 a.m., Event concludes at 5:00 p.m.)

Harrisburg, PA (2/18/17) - Estimated records were set in ticket sales and temperature, Saturday, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg for the 39th Annual Motorama Events. With temperatures nearing 70 degrees, motorsports enthusiasts piled into the 24-acre complex looking for their first taste of the 2017 racing season.

The two-day Ms. Motorama competition began Saturday afternoon with a Remote Control car contest in the Equine Arena. Greenville, North Carolina’s Brandi Lynn Jackson took the top spot in the second annual event. Following a short walk to the Exposition Hall, the pageant contestants competed in a judged swimwear competition and a fan-judged contest. The “Drop of Ink” sponsored fan judged contest declared Harrisburg’s Amanda Kathleen the winner with Emily Boyd of Reedsville in second, and Newburg’s Sam Barker in third. The Sportswear round will begin Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the Speed Show Stage and will be followed by the traditional Ms. Motorama pageant and crowning.

In Arenacross action, Bobby Piazza and Cole Bryan picked up qualifying wins in the 2-Wheel 250-A and Justin Cooper, Maccoy Shine and Casey Clark nabbed qualifying wins in the Open A 2-Wheel division. In 4-Wheel action, Daniel Hoisington, Joshua Deemer and Keenan Gehman claimed qualifying wins in the 4-Wheel Open A

The “Dash for Cash” sponsored by TLD, Pagoda Motorcycle Club & District 6 Sports Association, returned to Motorama 2017. Crowd favorite, Pro 4-Wheeler, John Natalie, wowed the crowd with a dominating three-lap show, claiming the $300 prize. For the second year in a row, Justin Cooper led all three laps of Saturday’s 2-Wheel “Dash for Cash,” claiming an additional $300.

Custom cars, trucks and cycles are on display in the Rod, Custom & Tuner show in the Exposition Hall. 332 display vehicles line the floor where they will be judged and awarded for categories such as Best of Show, Best European, Best Custom, Best Modern Muscle, Best Street Rod, Outstanding Interior, Electronics and much more!

The Speed Show will be showcasing over 350 performance and racing vehicles and will be home to over 100 various vendors who will be offering everything, from motorsports accessories and racing parts to racing collectibles, apparel and more.

This year’s Motorama charity is the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital serves the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York regions. Their mission is to generate funds and awareness programs for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and the children and families it serves. Booths have been set up in the Rod, Custom & Tuner show and in the Speed Show for 50/50 raffles and Chinese auctions. Each day offers new raffles and auctions, so be sure to come out and support this wonderful charity.

Go Karts, Quarter Midgets and Remote Control cars held qualifiers on Saturday and will conclude with feature races on Sunday. Finals racing action for the Go Karts (Northeast Building) and Quarter Midgets (Northwest Building) begin Sunday at 11:00 a.m. 1/8 Scale Remote Control and 1/10 Scale Electric Remote Control Finals begin Sunday at 8:00 a.m. in the Equine Arena and Equine Barn.

Visit www.motoramaevents.com for more information and we hope to see you for day two of the 39th Annual Motorama Events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg!

 

 

Lucas Ashe Moves on In Champion’s Search for a Champion

PETERSEN MEDIA: Aside from competing in his Outlaw Kart over the winter months, Lucas Ashe has been busy trying to earn a partnership with Champion Spark Plugs and he is hoping fans and supporters can help him out when voting resumes this weekend.

“I really have to thank everyone who has helped me move into the round of 25,” Lucas Ashe said. “Voting resumed on February 23rd, and I hope people will continue to help.”

For Ashe it is not all about winning to top prize, but he is looking forward to national recognition should he find his way to the top spot when all is said and done.

“This is a really cool deal that Champion Spark Plugs puts on for racers, and I thank them for allowing myself and other racers the opportunity to grow and get our names out there,” Ashe added. “There is a great prize up for grabs, but for myself I would love to be a part of a successful company should I be lucky enough to win.”

To help Lucas, the process is pretty simple. Click over to sfac.championautoparts.com, create an account, and vote once a day from February 23rd through March 23rd.

“Again, it means so much to me that I have been able to move on to the next round, and I hope we can keep going,” Ashe noted. “Fast Four Media did a great job with the entry video, and I really have to thank those guys for their help as well.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: Lucas will kick to the 2017 season off on February 25th at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Max Stambaugh has high hopes for 2017 after first ever Florida visit

By Fully Injected Motorsports

ELIDA, Ohio (February 16, 2017) - For the first time in his career, Max Stambaugh made the tow to Ocala, Florida, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for three consecutive nights of competition on Thursday, February 9, through Saturday, February 11. Despite a few hiccups during his travels, and a few minor incidents during competition, Stambaugh felt a sense of satisfaction at the conclusion of the weekend. The Elida, Ohio, native qualified for all three main events against a stout field of regional and national competitors, and finished as high as 19th in the running order; a start to the year that Stambaugh perceives as beneficial.

“We are not going to get any better sitting at home, that is for sure,” Stambaugh explained regarding his long weekend with the Arctic Cat All Stars. “We had a few things go wrong, like our truck breaking down during our trip south, but all-in-all, we had a fun weekend. Our car was consistent and we had the ability to qualify for all three shows. We’ve never even seen that place before, so to accomplish that is pretty rewarding. We have a long season ahead with the All Stars, but I feel this was a great way to get the year going.”

“Mad Max,” who piloted his family car during his campaign in the Sunshine State, finished 20th on Thursday, February 9, followed by a 19th place finish on Friday, February 10. Unfortunately, after qualifying for main event competition on Saturday, February 11, Stambaugh was forced to scratch due to mechanical issues.

“I want to thank my entire family, as well as everyone on the side of my car, for making this trip possible,” Stambaugh explained. “We wanted to make this trip happen the last few years, but couldn’t get things figured out to make it work. Hopefully we can make this trip to Florida an annual occurrence.”

Stambaugh will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign on Saturday, April 8, with a trip to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up will return to the driver seat of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/No. 33M; his full-time home for the upcoming season.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine and Fabricators, Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

 

DCRP & Longdale Speedway Working Together to Better Racing in the Region

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 16, 2017) – In an era in which some racetracks seem to come and go on a frequent basis, the two most well-established tracks in the Northwest Oklahoma-Southwest Kansas region continue to work together to establish the stability and strength of racing in the area.

Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS, and Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway both rank as the premier dirt track racing facilities within their respective states.

Individually, both tracks have worked successfully to build solid regular programs along with special events.

Collectively, DCRP track promoter Tommie Estes, Jr., and Longdale Speedway promoter Greg Burgess have worked actively to negate any significant scheduling conflicts among the premier tracks in the region.

“We only have one or two dates that overlap, but we’ve made sure not to schedule on any of each other’s major dates,” Estes, Jr., of DCRP commented.

Both tracks feature a guaranteed, regular payout that is unrivaled in the region with DCRP presenting an overall points fund for its regular divisions at year’s end and Longdale introducing a point fund for its seven-race “Top Gun Series” of events in 2017.

The result is a solid, reliable schedule of events for the IMCA Modified, Sport Modified and Stock Car competitors in the area with DCRP hosting 14 nights of competition in 2017 and Longdale Speedway boasting a schedule that includes 23 nights of competition.

“Tommie & I have worked together to build some pretty special events in the past, now I look forward to working with him and building our track programs to benefit the racers and the fans in the region,” Longdale’s Burgess commented.

Longdale Speedway’s weekly card includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pure Stocks while the championship card for Dodge City Raceway Park includes DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Longdale Speedway kicks off the 2017 season on March 11 while Dodge City Raceway Park fires into action on April 15.

Longdale Speedway is located one-half mile south of Longdale, OK, on Highway 58. For more information, contact the track at 580-886-5375 or check www.longdalespeedway.net.

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.

 

 

KING OF THE WEST SPRINT CAR SERIES JOINS FORCES WITH NARC FOR 2017 SCHEDULE

(2/3/17) … The King of the West Sprint Car Series has released its 2017 racing schedule. With this schedule comes promising change and commitment to improve the dynamic of 410 c.i. sprint car racing in California for years to come. The traveling series, currently managed by the Watsonville-based Prentice Motorsports Group, will be implementing changes to bring back the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) as its sanctioning body.

The King of the West-NARC Series revival will be spearheaded by Jim Allen, the NARC and Golden State Challenge business and publicity director from 1985-1999. The NARC-KWS series plans to reinvigorate the club environment that will lead to larger car counts and long term success for 410 sprint car racing. This includes an advisory board made up of its members, a comprehensive sponsorship program, additional emphasis on fan entertainment value, a new web site and improved relationships with track promoters. This foundation will be built during the 2017 season.

"The Northern Auto Racing Club was synonymous with quality sprint car racing in California for more than four decades," said Allen. "Our drivers and teams were recognized as some of the nation's best short track racers and our fans were very loyal. We were one big family and it's time to build on that reputation and history again."

The Northern Auto Racing Club was founded in the famous Owl's Garage in Calistoga by Louie Vermeil in 1960. The club flourished while producing name brand NARC champions and open wheel heroes such as LeRoy Van Conett, Johnny Anderson, Chuck Gurney, Tim Green and Brent Kaeding and many more. A lack of consistent hands-on continuity led to the clubs demise in 2001.

"Bringing back the Northern Auto Racing Club is something that the racing community has been requesting for many years," Allen continued. "They're clamoring for a Speedweek and we plan to accommodate that request in the near future."

Many of the competitors on the King of the West NARC series are second and third generation drivers who view the series as a springboard to national racing series such as the World of Outlaws, USAC, and NASCAR.

Sacramento driver Kyle Hirst claimed his third King of the West championship in 2016. His father Rick Hirst captured the 1986 NARC championship.

Bobby McMahan of Sacramento is one of only five NARC drivers still actively competing today in the 410 ranks. Grass Valley’s Jason Statler and the Kaeding family (Brent, Brandon, & Tim) are the others.

“I remember going to NARC races as a kid,” reminisces McMahan. “When I started my racing career, I looked forward to the day I would run with NARC. The competition was the best there was, and there was a ton of camaraderie among the racing teams. I welcome the return of the Northern Auto Racing Club.”

Last year’s series runner-up Brandon “Bud” Kaeding shares that same sense of pride. "Having NARC back in California means a lot to our family, because it was the pinnacle of 410 racing in California. It has a legendary name that is recognized across the country."

The 18-race schedule features events at 10 different dirt tracks in Northern and Central California. It kicks off March 4th with the $5,000 to win Mini-Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. The season concludes eight months later with a blockbuster November 4th show at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Announcements regarding series sponsorships are expected during the next few weeks.

For additional information, call 831-818-6928, or email info@NARC410.com

KINGOFTHEWESTSPRINTCARSERIES-PRESENTEDBYTHENORTHERNAUTORACINGCLUB

 

 

BRAD SWEET PROMOTIONS

Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown Presented by Riebes Auto Parts

Kyle Larson Returns to Placerville Speedway by: Troy Hennig

PLACERVILLE, CA – (2/16/17) …For local dirt track racing sprint car enthusiast things just got a little sweeter. Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson confirmed that he will be racing at the third annual Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto parts held Wednesday night, March 29th, featuring the greatest show on dirt The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Larson is returning to the track that produced his first career sprint car win. “I am excited to race in front of a lot familiar fans at Placerville Speedway and to also get the chance to compete against the best sprint car drivers in the world,” said Larson.

“Last year we had Kyle scheduled to race with us on that Wednesday night but unfortunately he wasn’t able too because of an injury he sustained in the NASCAR series the weekend prior to our event,” said Sweet. “I know how disappointed he was last year in not racing against us but I also know how much he is looking forward to competing at this year’s race.”

Reserved tickets are going fast but fans are still able to purchase their tickets for Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts by following this online link at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=741&backurl=default.asp Reserved tickets are $45 per seat. Fans can purchase pit passes / general admission seating on the day of the event but those seats are all first come first serve. Tickets and will call booth will open at 2 PM. Pit gate opens at 2 PM. Grandstands open at 4 PM with sprint car qualifying slated to begin at 6:30 PM.

An overabundance of sprint car stars will be joining Larson at Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts. Leading the charge is Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz. The eight-time World of Outlaws champion and inaugural winner of the Sweet race at Placerville drives the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15. Last year’s winner Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA is set to get his Fischer Body Shop/Waco Metal No. 41 back into victory lane to collect the $10,000 payday. Both Schatz and Johnson went on to win sprint car racing’s biggest prize, the Knoxville Nationals, in the same year they won the Placerville Short Track Showdown.

Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, driving the Great Clips No. 9 and the event organizer Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, driving the Napa Auto Parts No. 49 are two of the favorites heading into this race. Other top drivers with the World of Outlaws include Shane Stewart, of Bixby, OK, who drives the Larson/Marks racing No. 2, the Brownsburg Bullet Joey Saldana in the Elk Grove Ford/Roth Investments No. 17 for the newly-formed Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing team and another local favorite Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN by way of Elk Grove, CA driving the Destiny Motorsports No. 4.

Sweet has once again booked the popular USAC Western States Midgets as his companion division with the World of Outlaws. “I felt the midgets put on a great show and it gives the fans a nice mix between the winged sprint cars and non-wing midgets,” said Sweet.

On March 29th, it will mark Sweet’s third time being a promoter. His own career started at local tracks like Placerville Speedway. “It feels good to be a part of something local,” said Sweet. “The outpouring of support from the fans, sponsors and teams has been overwhelming.” Even though Sweet will be wearing the promoter hat don’t forget that he is also a fierce competitor behind the wheel. Sweet is a 21-time winner in the WoO Series and earned the 2014 Rookie of the Year honors. He has won prestigious races such as the Kings Royal at Eldora (2013), the Short Track Nationals (2010) and Belleville Nationals (2008). He also has six career top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFinity Series driving for JR Motorsports and Turner Motorsports.

The traveling Outlaws will have their hands full with a talented field of local drivers led by Rutherford’s Rico Abreu. The popular Northern California driver has beat the Outlaws before and will get another chance at the Placerville Short Track Showdown. Reigning King of the West champion Kyle Hirst of Paradise is back with Roth Motorsports No. 83. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is a multi-time champion at Placerville Speedway and will look to put the A & A Stepping Stone No. 92 in victory lane. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Cory Eliason of Kingsburg are other California based driver’s hopeful of beating the World of Outlaws at Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto parts.

 

 

SHARON ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FAN FRIENDLY TICKETING PROGRAM FOR 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS; FANS CAN ALSO BUY OR UPGRADE TO VIP OR PATIO SEATING NIGHTLY

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH February 16, 2017 With the 88th anniversary season about two months away, Sharon Speedway is excited to announce a new ticketing program for special events for the upcoming season. In addition, fans will have the ability to purchase tickets for VIP or patio seating on a nightly basis.

The 2017 season will get underway on Friday, April 21 with inaugural appearance by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tony Stewart's Arctic Car All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will make two appearance; the first on Tuesday, June 20 for Ohio Speedweek and then again on Saturday, July 8 for the ninth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial. The Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds return for the second straight year on Thursday, July 20.

General admission and reserved seating is $25 for the Lucas Oil, Ohio Speedweek and Lou Blaney Memorial, and $20 for the Super DIRTcar show. Fans will be able to log onto SharonSpeedway.com and click on the purchase tickets link. From there, you'll be able to purchase tickets and now be able to either print at home or download on your smartphones- a great new convenience! Fans will continue to be able to purchase advance general admission tickets as well.

Also, new VIP suite and patio seating will be available for the 2017 season. These can be purchased online as well for the special events or upgraded nightly at the track office. You may also call ahead of time to purchase for a particular night.

The VIP seating is an additional $20 over the cost of general admission ticket pricing and features an enclosed, climate-controlled suite that will have 16 seats available for purchase each night this year. This large suite is located on the third floor, and has a restroom exclusively for this level. This is the best seat in the house! There's eight chairs up front with a drink ledge and eight bistro-style chairs with tables behind.

Patio seating is just $5 over the cost of general admission ticket pricing. This is located at the top of the covered grandstand where you can sit comfortably with extra leg room in director chairs with arms and backs. The front row has a ledge for drinks, while the back row has high director chairs. There's eight seats in each patio.

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.

 

 

Tyler Clem Qualifies for Trio of All Star Features; Volusia Next

St. Petersburg, Florida (02/16/17) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem resumed his Speedweeks 2017 last weekend by taking his Red Line Synthetic Oil #14 Sunoco Race Fuels/ J&J Chassis Sprint Car into battle against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park. The talented young driver raced his way into all three feature events.

“In our area we obviously don’t get much of a chance to race the 410 c.i. Sprint Car so it was pretty awesome to qualify for all three features against such a talented field of drivers,” said Clem. “Hopefully this season we get more chances to run the 410 Sprint Car because I really enjoy the power and the challenge that it presents.”

Tyler Clem hopped behind the wheel of his 410 c.i. Sprint Car on Thursday night at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) to compete with the Arctic Cat ASCoC. With 38 Sprint Cars registered for the three-day event, Clem started the night by laying down the 17th-fastest time overall in a veteran field of drivers. Starting in 3rd for the Kear’s Speed Shot Heat #4, Clem battled the handle as he slipped back to a 7th-place outing, which relegated him to the B-Main. Starting in 3rd, Tyler placed in the Top 4 in the consolation event, locking his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main. He would advance a few spots early in the opening night 30-lap main event before ultimately registering a 25th place finish.

In a field of 38 cars again on Friday, Clem posted the 7th-fastest time in qualifying putting him on the pole of Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3. Sending the Top 5 into the A-Main, Tyler edged his way into the feature with a 4th-place finish. Rolling off 13th for the main event, Tyler Clem ultimately posted a 16th-place finish.

Continuing his impressive qualifying sessions on Saturday, Clem earned the 4th-starting spot for his heat after timing in 9th fastest in a field of 36 entries. Needing a 5th place finish or better in heat race to qualify for the $5,000-to-win finale, Tyler registered a 3rd-place outing. Bringing home his best finish of the weekend, Tyler Clem fell one position in the 30-lapper scoring a solid 14th-place finish.

Full results from the events are available at www.AllStarSprint.com .

Next up for Clem will be an array of events at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) during the festivities for the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Clem will begin action on Thursday evening in his DIRTcar UMP Modified and will enter multiple events over the next few days in it. He will also compete in his Bubba Army #14 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model in six events from Monday, February 20 – Saturday, February 25. For more information on the events, please visit www.DIRTcarNationals.com .

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Shooters World, Vahlco Wheels, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Impact, Race Optics, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Ole NE Jewelers, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at www.TylerClem.com .

 

 

FIND OUT REASONS COMPANIES GET INVOLVED IN SPONSORSHIP AND IT IS NOT ALWAYS EXPOSURE; SPECIAL TWO FOR ONE OFFER ON ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

LANGHORNE, PA February 16, 2017 . . . “Most of the racers that we hear from about sponsorship still think that logos on the race car or media exposure are the main reasons for businesses getting involved in sponsorship,” said sponsorship expert Ernie Saxton. The latest edition of his Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News newsletter offers an article penned by Kristin Swartzlander of dirtymouthcommunications.com that includes at least ten reasons why companies get involved in sponsorship and it is not always exposure.

Swartzlander includes increased brand loyalty, drive retail traffic and/or sales, entertain clients and a number of other reasons. Media exposure did not make the top ten.

Joe Verdegan offers a great article titled “Dealing With Social Media” and handling social media is becoming more important for racers and event organizers every day.

Marcie Barlow will tell you how important Collaboration can be to a successful sponsorship and marketing effort.

Contingency Connection’s Racer Rewards, of interest to racers and race promoters, outlines their latest sponsor additions.

The January/February, 2017 issue, kicking off the 33rd year for Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, offers a number of articles that will help readers with their sponsorship efforts along with sponsorship news that includes the announcement of Hooters return to NASCAR.

“There is a lot of helpful information for those seeking sponsorship,” said publisher Ernie Saxton. “The Kristin Swartzlander article is worth the price of a subscription on its own.”

Subscriptions are available for just $39.95 and for the next month new subscribers will receive two years for the price of one. So that is a total of $39.95 for two years. Subscriptions mailed out of the USA are priced at $49.95.

Telephone 267.934.7286 to subscribe. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Or mail your check payable to ESC, Inc. to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Ernie Saxton Communications Inc., offering more than 45 years’ experience, is available as a sponsorship consultant. In addition he is available to prepare sponsorship proposals, contact and cover letters, media releases and more.

Saxton has columns on sponsorship and motorsports in general appearing in several newspapers and trade publications including Area Auto Racing News, National Dragster, Inside Track Motorsports News and Late Model Racer. He welcomes news releases from race teams, tracks, sanctioning organizations and others involved in the motorsports industry at Esaxton144@aol.com.

Check out the ESC website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.

 

 

Alexander Scores Maiden Win

After eight years of trying, Adam Alexander broke through to score his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race win during last Saturday night’s latest Tasmanian Sprintcar Series round at Solo Hobart Speedway.

It was an emotional victory for the 33-year-old racer from Acadia Hills, near Devonport, who has been running strong throughout the 2016-17 season and is currently sitting second in the Tasmanian Series point standings, having experienced plenty of ups and downs during his eight-year Sprintcar career.

After starting the night in strong fashion, qualifying third in time trials and finishing third and first in his heat races, Alexander lined up in pole position for the feature race. Leading the majority of the 25-lap distance, Alexander momentarily lost the lead in the middle stages when Kurt Luttrell passed him, only to be relegated back to second as the yellows came out before the lap could be completed, allowing Alexander to run a tighter line in order to hold off his rival and score his maiden feature-race win in the class.

“Not only was the win very satisfying, it was also a huge relief to prove that we were able to do it after eight years of trying,” said the pilot of the Tas # 16 Metro Auto Spares supported ART car, whose previous best result so far this season was a third-place finish at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway on January 7.

“It’s great to finally realise this achievement, for both the team and the sponsors. I have to say a huge thank you to my car owners Danny and Rachel Kirkwood for all of their ongoing support, along with our sponsors and my family.”

Having begun his speedway career with a seven-year stint racing Speedway Karts, Alexander later became involved with Sprintcars in the early 2000s, helping out Sprintcar racers Phill Coates and Phil Chilcott, before stepping into Sprintcars himself in 2007.

After a difficult run racing his own Sprintcar, due to budget constraints, and a couple of seasons away from racing while crewing for Tim Hutchins and Kurt Luttrell, Alexander pooled his resources with the three-car Metro Auto Spares team, owned by Danny and Rachel Kirkwood, where he has been able to benefit greatly from the experience and guidance of his teammates, Adrian and Jason Redpath, who are two of the state’s best racers over the past two decades.

Currently contesting his fourth season with the team, Alexander achieved a new career highlight when he drove to his maiden feature-race victory on Saturday night, outdoing his previous career highlight, which was a second-place finish in last season’s Tasmanian Title behind Jamie Bricknell, after leading 20 of the 25 laps.

Alexander’s next outing will be this Saturday night for the next Tasmanian Series round at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway.

Alexander would like to thank the following 2016-17 sponsors: Metro Auto Spares, Lamb Mechanical, Speedy Tyres, Motors Devonport, Bissett Bodyworks, Flow Force, Cesco, Hennessy Transport and Allan Lord Contracting. Special thanks go to family and friends, including his wife Lucinda and their two kids Jace and Sasha, along with car owners Danny and Rachel Kirkwood, team-mates Adrian and Jason Redpath, crew chief Wayde, and crew member John.

To find out more about Alexander and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Metro Auto Spares/Alexander Motorsport.

 

 

Chariots of Thunder Series Grows Wings

Darwin’s Northline Speedway is excited to announce that Eliminator Race Wings have come on board as a contingency sponsor of the 2017 Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series, which is set to take place at the track over five nights in August.

The Dubbo, NSW-based business, which manufactures a wide range of Sprintcar wings, has decided to pair up with the series, with a number of NSW-based drivers, among other interstaters, having taken part in the very successful 2016 running of the event.

In order to give something extra back to the drivers, Eliminator Race Wings have donated five front wings to each of the pole-sitters throughout the series, which sees the running of four different events over five nights of racing, with organisers hoping to compile a massive $55,000 prize pool.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Eliminator Race Wings on board for the 2017 Chariots of Thunder Series,” commented Caleb Gotts, Vice President of the Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Association.

“It’s fantastic to have such great support from interstate businesses and it allows us to make the Chariots of Thunder Series even more worthwhile for both the local and interstate drivers.”

An Australian owned and operated company, Eliminator Race Wings have been producing Sprintcar wings for the past three years and have recently upgraded to a full CNC precision process with reassessed rivets, manufactured to minimise weight with maximum strength.

Offering a choice of top and front wing boards, as well as powder coating, their process is highly mechanised, in order to produce wings in a minimal timeframe so their shelves can remain fully stocked.

Eliminator Race Wings are currently available from American Tires and Racing equipment in Sydney and from Brad Hilder at BHR Fabrications in Brisbane, or direct from the factory in Dubbo, with the company intending to develop a dealer network in each state to make it easier for customers to obtain their products.

This year’s Chariots of Thunder Series will be held over five huge nights of racing at Northline Speedway, commencing on the Saturday night of August 12 with the Darwin Sprintcar Title. The following Friday night (August 18) will see locals and interstaters battle it out in the Defend the Top End event, before returning to the track the following night (August 19) for the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race. To close out the 2017 Chariots of Thunder Series, the NT Sprintcar Title will be held over two nights on August 25-26.

Expression of interest for the 2017 Chariots of Thunder Series can be made to the Chariots of Thunder NT Facebook page or by emailing racing@darwinspeedway.com.au.

For more information about Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

 

 

News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

February 15, 2017

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing NewResearch Room Nears Completion

York Springs, Pa.– The current expansion of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is nearing itscompletion. The new research room is nowunder roof.

The new researchroom will house the ever increasing number of donated historical pieces. From large racing photograph collections toold racing newspapers, and other archived items, all will be housed in the facility.

The dedication ofthe new research room will occur on April 2nd at 1 pm. The dedication will be part of the April 1and 2 spring open house at the museum.

The museum’s staffis currently busy making sweeping changes to the museum. A number of new donated racing machinery willmove into the museum’s two floors. Included in the new additions will be Bill Elliott’s NASCAR FordThunderbird.

EMMR is currentlyon a winter schedule. The museum is openon just Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Eastern Museum of MotorRacing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to thepreservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people andvehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, dragracing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contactus at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 BaltimoreRoad, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

Creating history this weekend

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is about to create history this weekend. “For the first time in 10 seasons we get the opportunity to compete at Adelaide Motorsport Park and we then get to back it up the following night at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. This will also be our first double header weekend and that’s pretty exciting. Both of these venues are new for us and the support we are getting from our teams shows that they are excited also. With a travelling circus of 11 or so teams this season they are all making the most of the opportunity to run at new tracks. These shows are also getting to the pointy end of the finish of the series and points are really getting tight adding another level to the weekend. We have had great support from our SA teams this season and now we get to travel the kilometres and they get to perform at home.” Mandy Searle tells us

“It could turn out to be an All Star’s V South Australia fight night with V34 Brenten Farrer, SA75 Chris Solomon, SA44 Dan Evans, V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins, V65 Kane Newcombe, SA56 Jarman Dalitz just to name a few All Star regulars running against the South Aussie team of SA42 Jamie Hendry, SA4 Lisa Walker, SA26 Tyson Chambers, SA90 Michael Lovegrove, SA9 Michael Burford, SA96 Darryl Guerin again just to name a few. Running mainly in SA for the past few seasons Mark Caruso’s SA33 is an ex All Star Series Champion and will still will be counted as part of the All Star Team!” says Searle with a grin.

Nominations are in the mid 20’s for both nights and we can guarantee their will be plenty of hard fast racing on both nights. Check out the individual track websites for start time and make sure you come along and be a part of the action.

 

 

PELLAMOTORS.COM AND KRAIG FORD TO BE "OFFICIAL VEHICLE PROVIDERS OF KNOXVILLE RACEWAY" PARTNERSHIP KNOXVILLE, IOWA

 (Feb. 15, 2017) - PellaMotors.com of Pella, Iowa and Kraig Ford in Oskaloosa, Iowa will be the "Official Vehicle Providers of Knoxville Raceway". The partnership commences with PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford Opening Night at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, April 15.

Both owned by long-time Knoxville Raceway supporter Craig Ford, PellaMotors.com and Kraig Ford will supply a new pace truck for the track in 2017 to be unveiled soon. The dealerships also provide the crowd-pleasing t-shirt gun and shooting truck, a hospitality vehicle, marketing vehicle and touring truck for the track's traveling sprint car simulator.

"Race fans have proven that they're the most loyal of any professional sports and we've seen that over the years from the fans at Knoxville Raceway," said Craig Ford, owner of PellaMotors.com and Kraig Ford. "We're proud to continue this partnership with Knoxville and bring our new dealership, Kraig Ford, into the mix as well."

PellaMotors.com and Kraig Ford will officially start the 2017 Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Knoxville Raceway season with opening night on Saturday, April 16. All three classes - 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars - will be in action. A practice night and season kick-off party free to the public will be held on Friday, April 14.

"Pella Motors has been a long-time supporter of Knoxville Raceway and we're happy to welcome Kraig Ford in Oskaloosa to our track family, too," said Kendra Jacobs, Director of Marketing at Knoxville Raceway. "You won't meet too many people more enthusiastic about racing and the fans here at Knoxville than Craig Ford. We're lucky to have a committed partner and supporter like him."

For more information, visit PellaMotors.com and KraigFord.com. Fans can also "like" them at www.facebook.com/pellamotors.net on Facebook and follow @PellaMotors on Twitter.

For more information on Knoxville Raceway, including the full 2017 season schedule, visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com, "like" us at facebook.com/KnoxvilleRaceway, or follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and @KnoxvilleRaceway on Instagram. Video highlights and feature pieces on drivers, teams and more can be found at www.youtube.com/KnoxvilleRaceway. The free Knoxville Raceway app, available for both Apple and Android devices, provides live timing and scoring, driver info and exclusive information. ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores and the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.

 

 

Reutzel Ventures to Volusia after Strong Ocala Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 15, 2017) – It will be new territory for Aaron Reutzel this week as the Clute, TX, racer takes to the lightning-fast, ½-mile Volusia Speedway Park clay oval for five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition beginning on Wednesday night.

The five-night run at the Barberville, FL, track not too far away from Daytona Beach includes two nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday followed up by the opening three rounds of 2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“I’ve never been there, so it’s all new to me right now,” the 2015 ASCS National champion commented of Volusia Speedway Park. “I know I have a good motor and we’re usually good on big tracks, so we’ll see.”

Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team come off a three-night set of All Star events at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park this past weekend, finishing out the weekend with a strong sixth-place run on Saturday night after battling gremlins the opening two nights.

“We had a good car all weekend, but just had some little problems that held us back a little,” Reutzel says.

The Thursday opener started out in promising fashion with Reutzel timing in 13th among the 38-car field. “We were just a little off in qualifying, then we were really good in the heat.”

Earning a feature starting position with a fourth-place heat run, Reutzel was confident going into the feature aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. “I felt like we would be good.”

But on the practice lap before the field aligned, a nozzle line came off to force Reutzel to the work area where repairs were not able to made in time to make the call.

Friday started out with Reutzel early in the qualifying order. “We rolled out third and it was still greasy. I thought it would change more, so we were way too loose.”

Gridding tenth in his heat race, Reutzel raced up to sixth aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine. Missing the cut by just one position would put Reutzel at the tail of the “B” Main.

“We were good in the heat, but with the All Star format we were going to have to start at the back of the ‘B’,” Reutzel explains. “So we just decided to park it and make sure we had things ready to go for the next night.”

The decision paid off for Reutzel and the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team with Reutzel beginning Saturday’s tilt with a strong qualifying effort of sixth.

“Qualifying was good since we were the third-to-last car out, it was the total opposite of the night before,” Reutzel related before going on to win his heat race.

Starting Saturday night’s 30-lap feature in sixth, Reutzel worked his way up to fourth at one point before ultimately settling for sixth at the line.

“I passed Sheldon (Haudenschild) for fourth and was up to Gravel,” Reutzel recalls. “The fuel load was coming off though and the car kept getting tighter and tighter. It was still a good car, but not good enough to race with (Tim) Shaffer and Haudenschild. If you’re off just a little bit, it costs you against that caliber of racers.”

A finish of sixth to finish off the Bubba Raceway Park triple gives Reutzel positive momentum going into this week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

And it all begins tonight.

2017 Quick Stats: 5 races, 1 top-ten. (2016 stats: 99 races, 8 wins, 33 top-fives, 50 top-tens)

Up Next: DIRTcar Winter Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, on February 15-19 (All Star Circuit of Champions on February 15-16 and World of Outlaws on February 17-19).

Pay-Per-View: Can’t be there to see all the action live? You’re still in luck as http://www.dirtvision.com has you covered with PPV action of all five nights of competition.

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.

 

 

Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial Race Set for February 25th
Marysville, CA (February 15, 2017) – After a long off season the roar of dirt track racing motors will come to life on February 25th at Marysville Raceway with the annual tribute to Sherm and Loree Toller. Three fan favorite divisions will get to showcase their talents featuring the winged 360 sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods, and the traveling C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Last season, over 50 race cars attended this season opening event.
Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is set to defend his win at last year’s event. Forsberg will be one of the many sprint car drivers searching for the $2,000 win. C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour main event winner is in line to snag a handsome payday of $1,2500. Last year’s race was won by Terry Schank Jr. of Santa Rosa. A large car count is expected for the Hunt race because it is the first point challenge. The IMCA Sport Mods will pay $250 towards the winning driver. Brentwood’s Fred Ryland picked up the win at last year’s race.
The Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial is set for Saturday, February 25th. The pit gate will open at 3 P.M. while the front grandstand gate open at 5 P.M. Qualifying for the winged sprint cars will begin at 6 P.M. with racing to follow. General grandstand admission to this event is $17.00 for adults, $14.00 for juniors (12-15), seniors (over 62) and military with ID. Children, ages 6 to 11, are $6.00. Five and under are free. Family pass is available and cost $50.00 (2 adults, 2 juniors or 3 children under 11).
Once again promoter Dennis Gage is offering a $10,000 bonus to any winged 360 sprint car drivers who can win the first 6 races between Marysville and Silver Dollar Speedway. He is also offering a tier system. Win five of the six and pick up a $5,000 bonus. Win four and receive a $2,500. Finally, win at least half of the six races and get $1,500. Lastly, any driver participating in all six events and attends the Mel Hall Memorial on May 27th, will receive an extra $250 bonus.
This race marks the third time that Loree has also been honored at this great event. Both Sherm and Loree worked at the Marysville Speedway for numerous years. Sherm and Loree Toller met in 1973 and were married on June 11, 1978. They met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend at a luau party. It was only natural that these two race fanatics spent their honeymoon time on a road trip to watch the Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Washington. The Toller’s love of dirt track racing led them to visit numerous racetracks over the years. However, their real dedication to our sport came in the early nineties when Sherm began handling the PR and infield announcing duties at Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley and Loree was hired as the scorekeeper. When Ernie Purcell Speedway closed in 1994, Sherm and Loree gravitated to Marysville Raceway and began working for the Hall family. Sherm was a master of the infield microphone and always made sure he got the story in detailed fashion. Loree loved to oversee the race from the tower and was a natural at scorekeeping. It will be an honor to host their daughters Sheree and Kaylee Toller once again. The girls have stayed true to their parents’ roots and share the same love and passion towards dirt track racing.
For more information about the track please visit www.marysvilleraceway.com

 

SCHATZ DOUBLES UP TO OPEN 2017 DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park On Tap

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing factory driver, Donny Schatz, posted the first victories of the 2017 season for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer last week, doubling up at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) on Feb. 9 – 10 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC). Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team will resume action this week in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP).

Joining Schatz on-track this week at VSP will be J&J Auto Racing team members Joey Saldana, Lucas Wolfe, Caleb Helms & TJ Michael. In a rare winged sprint car appearance, NASCAR’s Kyle Larson will also compete under the J&J Auto Racing banner alongside Christopher Bell for TSR. Saldana, Wolfe, Helms & Michael are expected to compete in all five nights of the DIRTcar Nationals event, while Larson is slated to compete Wednesday, Feb. 15, with Bell strapping into the seat Feb. 16 – 19.

The DIRTcar Nationals will feature two nights of ASCoC racing on Feb. 15 – 16 at VSP. The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman (WoO) Sprint Car Series season will officially kick-off on Friday, Feb. 17 with the first of three nights of racing. The Sprint Car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals will take place Feb. 15 – 19. For more information regarding the DIRTcar Nationals, please visit www.dirtcarnationals.com.

On February 1, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will begin today, February 1, 2017, and run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

New IMCA sanctions have phone ringing off hook at West Texas Raceway

LUBBOCK, Texas (Feb. 15) – The phone has been ringing off the hook at West Texas Raceway.

New owner and promoter Corky Matthews has made a major investment in upgrading the Lubbock track, which sanctions IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods beginning in 2017.

“It’s like a brand new track, probably one of the best facilities around,” Matthews said. “We’ve spent $300,000 so far on a complete remodel. It’s getting real nice and people are getting excited about coming to the races here. I’ve had 400 to 500 people call me about it already.”

Nearly 40 semi loads of clay were added as the 3/8-mile oval was widened another 15 feet.

“This track was built in the 1960s and I raced late models, sprint cars and street stocks on it myself,” Matthews noted. “It was one of the fastest tracks around.”

New grandstand bleachers and lighting purchased from a professional football stadium are in place. New landscaping and work has already started on a 20x6-foot scoreboard.

“The lights are from the (San Francisco) 49er stadium,” Matthews said. “They’re great. They work good and there’s plenty of ‘em.”

Regular race nights at Lubbock are on Friday, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National points for the Stocks and Southern SportMods starting on April 7. The first of a dozen dates for the Sprint Cars is April 14.

“We’re in kind of a central area. We’re the only track in this hub that runs on Friday night,” said Matthews, “and a lot of guys like to race for IMCA points. We’re going to have good purses and good races.”

He knows from his own travels that having the same set of rules helps build car counts.

“What I like about IMCA is that everything is the same. I went to Montana, saw there was a dirt track and when I went to the races the cars were the same as they were here,” Matthews said. “We’ve got (local) drivers racing in Arizona right now. They can go to another track and know they’ll be legal.”

Stock Car points earned at the former Lady Luck Speedway apply toward EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region standings.

 

 

The SUNY Canton Series Returns in 2017 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – Since 2009, the State University of New York at Canton has been an important backer of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). For the ninth consecutive season, the SUNY Canton Series will be held with special points awarded at specific ESS events with a champion of the series announced at the annual awards banquet.

Events on the 2017 calendar that are held at Utica-Rome, Fulton, Can-Am, Mohawk Int’l, Brewerton and Airborne Park Speedways will carry separate points along with points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS title. The driver that totals the most markers will be crowned SUNY Canton Series Champion.

In 2009, the inaugural SUNY Canton champion was Lance Yonge with Steve Poirier claiming the title last season. Poirier has claimed all other SUNY Canton titles with the exception of 2012 when Yonge and Chuck Hebing tied.

SUNY Canton makes education a hands-on engaging experience to prepare its scholars for careers. The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. Students learn from engineers; crime scene investigators and former police officers; nurses and doctors; lawyers and entrepreneurs; programmers; in addition to novelists, photographers and videographers. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

ESS competitor Kelly Hebing is a SUNY Canton Alum and also has had the SUNY Canton logo on the side of her sprint car. Kelly will be running many ESS events in 2017. For more information please log on to http://www.canton.edu/

It’s the 35th season for the for one of the nation’s leading sprint car sanctions and the ninth season that the picturesque campus in Upstate NY has been a part of the sponsorship family. ESS and SUNY Canton continuing the tradition of excitement guaranteed!

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour adds Freedom Motorsports Park to 2017 schedule

(Delevan, NY) After already announcing the 2017 PST schedule a few weeks ago, Mike Emhof and his series staff will be adding another venue to the racing calendar.

For the first time since 2015, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, NY. This will also be the final full point show for the American Series points championship. The show will pay $2,000 to win.

Under the management of Bob Reis, the facility is going under wholesale changes in year 2017 with new clay being laid down this past November, as well as making the Modified’s the headline division for 2017.

The last time the tour was in town, Doctor Steve Collins scored his first ever Patriot Sprint Tour win of his career over Jared Zimbardi, Justin Barger, Kyle Drum and Sammy Reakes.

This will be the sixth time in series history the Patriots will be visiting the facility with other winners include; Jared Zimbardi (2014), Bubba Broderick (2009), Chris Muhleisen (2006), and Kyle Drum (2003).

The first event on the 2017 calendar will the Gater Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, Match 11 and Sunday, March 12.

Any driver interested in displaying their car in the PST Booth can contact Mike Emhof at 585-307-6495 or by email at mikeemhof@patriotsprinttour.com.

The first racing weekend will take place at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Friday April 21, as the series is a part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals which pays $3,000 to win, 300 to start. Then the following night, the tour heads to Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, ONT to begin its Canadian campaign for the season. That show will reward $2,000 (USD) to the winner.

For more information on the entire 2017 PST schedule, be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com. You can ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and you can follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

 

 

OCALA ALL STAR: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Get Their Feet Wet at Winternationals DIRTcar Nationals now on tap to begin 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Schedule

CARLISLE, PA. - February 15, 2017 - David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team got their 2017 season off to a solid start with a familiar series.

"We got off to a solid start for sure," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Ocala was a good place to shake the rust off for me a bit and to give these CJB guys a chance to try out some of the things they have been working on this winter."

Gravel and the team joined the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for their annual lid lifter after Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Fl. The sixth annual Winternationals gave the team three nights of racing action to dial in their setup. On Thursday, February, Gravel took to the track and timed in 10th which setup a solid night.

"A very solid night all the way around," said Gravel. "We were glad to get off the trailer with some good speed. It really was a shake down night for us. We started and finished the feature in 9th." Friday night was a repeat of the same as the #5 machine timed in 10th again. The rest of the evening was a test for the Barry Jackson led team.

"We slid back a bit in the dash," said the native of Watertown, Conn. "We made that ground up in the feature and went 6th to 3rd. That was a great run for us. ."

Saturday night marked the final night of action at Bubba Raceway Park. The #5 machine was in excellent form as the team timed in 2nd, raced well in the heat race and dash and lined up for the feature in 2nd.

"In the feature, Kerry (Madsen) got around us and set sail and we slid back a bit," explained Gravel. "We learned some things that should help us out moving forward, though." The focus now shifts to Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Fl. for the annual DIRTcar Nationals. Two nights of All Star action precede three nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at the worlds fastest half mile oval, beginning on Wednesday, February 15th.

"Laps are key," said Gravel who had three top-10's in five starts in last years DIRTcar Nationals. "We want to take some time to get a good baseline and then really get our Outlaw season off to a great start. Barry and the guys are fired up and so am I. The chase begins now and I know we can come out and put up a good showing in Florida."

CAR #5 2017 STATS: Events: 3 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 2 Top-10's: 3 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1 Average Time Trial: 7.3 Average A-main finish: 5.3 Total Laps Led: 0

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH SHARED OBJECTIVES EVOLVES BETWEEN JASON JOHNSON RACING AND MARSHALL RACING JJR

ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (February 14, 2017) - Eunice, Louisiana's Jason Johnson is always looking to build a better team to deliver the desired results. Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) was established in 2010 as an opportunity for them to chase goals while living their dream of racing sprint cars across the country. Since that time, Jason and Bobbi Johnson have realized many impressive achievements, even some beyond their wildest imagination such as winning five (5) ASCS National Tour Championships as owners (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014), earning recognition as the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year (2015), and becoming a Knoxville Nationals Champion (2016). As time passes their goals and dreams continue to drive them towards bigger and better achievements which leads to the following announcement.

Effective today, Jason and Bobbi Johnson (Jason Johnson Racing - JJR) are entering into a partnership with Richard and Jennifer Marshall (Marshall Racing - MR) to chase those dreams and achievements on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour. The new partnership will be JJR Marshall Racing, LLC and the team will compete full-time on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour. The goal is to be competitive on a sustained basis while chasing the championship against the best professionals and teams in the business of racing. Jason shared, "Richard and Jennifer have been long-time supporters of Jason Johnson Racing, through Priority Aviation Services, LLC, and have always challenged us to be the best we can be both personally and professionally." He continued, "We are excited to be partnering with them as it will continue to position our team well as we pursue our championship goals racing competitively against the best in the business night in and night out."

Richard and Jennifer Marshall's presence and positive impact on the sport is well known throughout sprint car racing. Richard shared his excitement on this new partnership stating, "It has been quite special to watch this team make the transition to the World of Outlaws circuit, invest so much hard work, and steadily grow into a perennial contender. Getting to celebrate that hard work with them in victory lane at Knoxville was something Jennifer and I will never forget. We are honored and super excited to join their continued momentum in this new role. In addition to partners, we remain fans."

The team - Philip Dietz, Jeff Bingaman and Jakob Weaver - rolled out on Sunday night heading to Florida to get the 2017 season started at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida on Friday night as the team chases one of the famous gators. Be sure to catch up with the JJR Marshall Racing, LLC #41 team at a track near you as they chase their dreams!

Follow Jason and the team on the Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Website: For race results, schedule, race-by-race stories and merchandise, follow Jason and the JJR Marshall Racing #41 team at www.jasonjohnsonracing.com.

Twitter: JJR Marshall Racing (@JJMR41Updates) and Jason Johnson (@JasonJohnsonRac)

Facebook: Jason Johnson Racing

JJR Marshall Racing, LLC would like to thank the following sponsorship partners for their continued support: Priority Aviation Services, LLC; Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Fischer Body Shop; Country Custom Creations (CCC); Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution; Saich Family; Maxim Racing; Valvoline; Jonestown KOA; Pro Powder Coating (PPC); Waco Metal; Engler Machine and Tool; Bell Racing; Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS); Crow Enterprizes; FK Rod Ends; Factory Kahne Shocks; Hoosier Racing Tire; ISC Racers Tape; K&N Filters; Kenny's Components; KSE Racing Products; MSD Performance; Schoenfeld Headers; Shell Shock; Weld Racing; Wilwood; Winters Performance Products; and, Racediecast.com!

 

 

Dirt Oval 66 Presents Wide Open Motorsports Entertainment with Exciting 2017 Schedule!

(JOLIET, ILLINOIS) For the first time in nearly twenty years, Dirt Oval 66 will thrill fans throughout the 2017 season with exciting wheel-to-wheel RACING action at the pristine facility, which is located at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Construction is currently underway to shorten the large 1/2-mile oval that had previously hosted several high-profile dirt events in the late 1990s - including several visits by the now defunct Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series - to a more racer-friendly 3/8-mile layout. Dirt Oval 66 President Sherri Heckenast is elated with how the new racing surface is coming along and looks forward to greeting fans and competitors to the new-look speedplant for the season opener on Thursday, April 27.

"The racetrack is coming along very nicely and I can't wait to see a wide variety of classes competing this year at Dirt Oval 66," exclaimed Heckenast recently. "We worked with the previous dirt to remove any rocks and brought in nearly 1,000 loads of premium dirt to resurface the track. Along with shortening it to a 3/8-mile track, it should lend itself to some great racing action for the fans and drivers. We are running a special event schedule in 2017 with support classes and fans will have the luxury of watching all different forms of Motorsports throughout the year!"

After a couple of open practice sessions to get the track ready for the opener, a special Throwback Thursday Open Wheel program is planned to kick off the season on Thursday, April 27. The parking lots will open at 11:00am, while General Admission gates will swing open at 4:00pm. Showtime will be promptly at 7:00pm. General Admission tickets are currently available for purchase for the April 27 lid lifter and all shows - along with camping - by calling the track office at 815-740-8000 or toll-free at 844-866-DIRT and by visiting www.dirtoval66.com.

An action-packed schedule featuring 14 special events has been released for 2017 with the ultra-popular Team Demo Association (TDA) presenting five demolition derby's on May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23. Also on the schedule is a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series doubleheader on June 27-28. Dirt Oval 66 is proud to host the ONLY World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in the state of Illinois in 2017!

The 4th Annual 'Monster Truck Mayhem' will bring the ground-pounding Monster Trucks to the facility on August 5, while the big 'Chicagoland's Dirty 30' program on September 13 will lead into NASCAR week at the nearby Chicagoland Speedway. Things will then wrap up at Dirt Oval 66 on October 13-14 with the two-day 'Chi-Town Showdown' for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competitors. You can view the full racing schedule by pointing your web browser to www.dirtoval66.com.

"I come from a long family line that has been involved in motorsports for years and I believe in mixing up the schedule to provide a unique show for the fans to hopefully keep them coming back and spending their hard earned money with us," said Heckenast, who is operating Dirt Oval 66 independent from Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. "I have promoted Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway and Kankakee Motor Speedway in the past, along with owning the Team Demo Association promotion since 2008. My dad raced demos and stock cars for years, my brother currently races on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour, and I drove a Late Model myself up until 2010. The staff here has been around the sport and everyone is excited to showcase Dirt Oval 66 as a premier dirt racing facility that provides quality entertainment for the entire family!"

You can learn more about Dirt Oval 66 or order tickets and camping for any 2017 event by logging onto www.dirtoval66.com. Dirt Oval 66 is also on all social media platforms including Facebook (facebook.com/dirtoval66), Twitter (twitter.com/dirtoval66), and Instagram (instagram.com/dirtoval66).

 

 

Added Money for NCRA Sprint Appearances at Junction Motor Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – February 14, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products are proud to announce the two appearances at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska will see the sprint car division compete for added money, it was announced Tuesday. There is also a schedule adjustment for one of those events.

Both events will see the 360-ci sprinters joined by the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series.

The scheduled Saturday night, May 20th event has been moved to Saturday night, June 10th and will still pay the standard $2000 to win but just starting the twenty-car feature finale will see drivers earn $350.

The finale appearance at the big three-eighths mile oval will see the night’s championship feature winner earn $2500 while just making the twenty-car feature finale will pay $500 to start.

The 2017 season will be the series 28th consecutive year of sanctioning 360-ci sprint cars and will boast a thirteen-race schedule slated to compete at five different tracks in two states. To see the full 2017 NCRA sprint schedule and to obtain official rules, check out the series official website www.racencra.com or go to their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. In need of more information on the series, call the office (316) 755-1781.

Don’t forget the 2017 NCRA sprint car season kicks off with the biggest purse in series history on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 at 81 Speedway in Park City where Saturday night’s championship feature winner will earn $15,000.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Reigning World of Outlaws Champion Begins Title Defense in Florida

Seeking Another Solid Beginning in DIRTcar Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2017) – For the last 20 years, one constant with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has been the rise from rookie racer to decorated champion by Donny Schatz. After closing his 20th campaign with a victory in the season finale and capturing his eighth WoO championship, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver begins his third decade of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” looking to resume his historic run in grassroots racing’s most competitive series.

Schatz and his TSR team, with new partners Arctic Cat and Ford Performance on board, lead the Outlaws into the series’ 40th campaign – a 93-race ride starting with this weekend’s 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

This year’s DIRTcar Nationals marks the 13th consecutive season the Outlaws have opened their schedule with events that are part of Florida Speedweeks, and Schatz has been a major player the previous 12 years. After leading the opening-night A-Feature in 2005, Schatz has earned at least one top-two finish in 10 of the previous 11 season openers. He started WoO title defenses in 2007, 2009 and 2010 by racing to victory in the season opener and, in the last three consecutive DIRTcar Nationals events, he has raced to victory in the second race each year, giving him eight career WoO wins at the half-mile, dirt oval, the most by any driver.

Those victories are part of an eye-popping 105 triumphs the Fargo, North Dakota racer has earned since the beginning of the 2013 season en route to three consecutive WoO titles. With 25 triumphs last year, Schatz became the only driver in Outlaws history to win 20 or more WoO A-Features in four consecutive seasons. He returns to Florida with his crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti intact and poised to continue the team’s run into the history books.

The only change for 2017 is the look of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. A black with bright green and white car adorning brand marks of Arctic Cat and Ford Performance will carry Schatz in pursuit of a ninth WoO championship in this, his 10th season of driving for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Since joining TSR in 2008, Schatz has won six WoO championships and finished second in the championship standings three times to go along with seven Knoxville Nationals victories and a pair of runner-up finishes in the sport’s signature event. The team has won every major Sprint car race at least once during his tenure, including last year’s 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. The combination continues to set the standard in short-track racing.

A pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) events Wednesday and Thursday night precede the Friday-, Saturday- and Sunday-night WoO races at Volusia this week. Schatz and his TSR crew spent last weekend competing in the ASCoC-sanctioned Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, where he raced to victory in the first two nights of action before finishing second in Saturday’s finale. The wins pushed his career total in All-Star victories to 15, with 12 of those being scored in the Sunshine State. Half of his Florida All-Star triumphs have come at Volusia, including a run from last to first in the 2009 opener and his charge from 10th to first in the second night of action last February.

For all five races at Volusia Speedway Park, the pit gates open at 1 p.m. EST and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the race weekend can be purchased by calling Volusia Speedway Park at (386) 985-4402. For more information on the event, visit www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available on a pay-per-view basis, or fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

The TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TonyStewart_Rcg, liked on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, and followed on Instgram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J:

Last year marked your 20th season with the Outlaws and this year the series celebrates its 40th year. How important is it to you that you’ve been a big part of the series’ history?

“When I was kid, being an Outlaw was the only thing I dreamed of. Watching Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang race was the biggest thing in my life. I’m thankful my parents gave me the chance to come out here and be an Outlaw and ultimately become a champion. I’m honored Tony Stewart thought enough of me to bring me to his organization and surround me with incredible people to be able to continue at the highest level. I’m only as good as the people who surround me and I’m blessed. Ted Johnson lived out his dream by starting the Outlaws and he was the guy who instilled passion in a person. He impressed on you to not only do what you like, but you have to love what you do. And only people who love what they do are going to want to race with the World of Outlaws because it is a very grueling schedule and very intense. You have to be able to take being beat day in and day out and figure out how to turn that around and start winning on your own. It has been incredible to be on this journey and I’ve been fortunate to be out here on the road for almost half of my life. It’s awesome to see that this will be the 40th season for the Outlaws. Hopefully we can make it an eventful year and another great season for the World of Outlaws.”

Like it has for the past dozen seasons, the World of Outlaws campaign starts in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park. How would you describe racing at Voluisa, and what do you take away from the first event of the season?

“Volusia is really a momentum place, both on the track and in the pits. A driver can go there and be really fast out of the box and can feel really great about how things went down there and then leave Florida and be absolutely terrible. Or, you can be terrible in Florida and be really good in Texas, Las Vegas or wherever we go right after that. It’s a place that is very unique in its own right. It’s very fast and has unique dirt the way it races. You have to keep up with the track, for sure. With its uniqueness, the things you do there and learn really are specific to that track and you may not be able to use what you learned until later in the year, when you go to places like Eldora, Williams Grove and Knoxville. It’s a lot of fun and a great place to start the season. Everyone is ready to get back racing right now. It’s the event where everyone is at, gritting their teeth ready to get the season started. I can’t wait to get there and be part of Speedweeks and chase those Gator trophies.”

With one of the most demanding schedules in all of motorsports, how do you approach the beginning of a new season and trying to stay sharp throughout the campaign?

“The mental aspect changes from day to day, from year to year. As an eight-time champion, if I don’t win another race, I can’t say I missed out on anything or have anything to feel bad about. I give 110 percent all the time and tried to make the best decisions I could on and off the track. And you have to be confident in that. Starting a new season, you understand that Volusia is not a place that you really base your whole year off of. There have been guys who have done very well done there and not won the championship. It’s because it’s such a long season. You know the dynamic of racing changes throughout our year and you have to adapt to those. You just don’t want to beat yourself up too much, and know you have to keep working to get better. It’s really a go-getter attitude. You have to have a fine line between how hard and when to push it. I try to stay up on things the best I can and try not to let certain things bother you. Obviously, everyone is human and you have to deal with certain things. I had a great upbringing. My father is the one who groomed me mentally for the way this sport was. So far, it’s worked out great and you have to continue building on that. There’s nothing set in stone saying this is the way it’s got to be. You just have to be confident in what you do and learn from your mistakes.”

 

 

Brock Zearfoss releases 2017 schedule; WoO “Month of Money” appearances highlight summer plans


 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:


 

JONESTOWN, PA (February 14, 2017) - The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will launch the new year in a big way; unveiling a schedule highlighted with 81 events throughout much of Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/ Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/ Meckley’s Limestone/ Central Builders Supply Co./ Leach’s Automotive/ Masters Mechanical Insulation/ Comprehensive Test and Balance/ Berkebile Oil Company/ No. 3Z, plans to activate the new year on Saturday, March 11, by entering opening day competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.


 

“We have a lot on our plate this season, but we are ready to get started,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “I can’t thank my family and team supporters enough for this opportunity. I’ve been fortunate enough to surround myself with people who truly care about sprint car racing, as well as care about the success of my race team. Hopefully we can make everyone proud in 2017 and continue to add marks in the win column.”


 

In addition to an aggressive schedule at Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, as well as the entire Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series frequently, participating in all Arctic Cat All Star and World of Outlaws swings through Central Pennsylvania. Likewise, Brock Zearfoss will be joining the “Greatest Show On Dirt” during a portion of the “Month of Money.” The two-time main event winner in 2016 plans to visit Attica Raceway Park for the Brad Doty Classic, and the world famous Eldora Speedway for the annual Kings Royal weekend. Zearfoss’ “Month of Money” campaign will conclude with the Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals in late July.


 

“I think we are most excited for our plans to visit Eldora Speedway and Attica Raceway Park during the early parts of July,” Zearfoss said. “The Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal are synonymous with sprint car racing. To finally be a part of that history is exciting for my race team. Hopefully we can represent Pennsylvania well and have solid finishes during both events.”  


 

 

2017 Schedule


 

Date

Track

Event

4-Mar

Port Royal

Test n Tune

11-Mar

Port Royal

Season Opener

12-Mar

Williams Grove

Season Opener

17-Mar

Williams Grove


 

18-Mar

Port Royal


 

24-Mar

Williams Grove


 

25-Mar

Port Royal


 

31-Mar

Williams Grove


 

1-Apr

Port Royal


 

7-Apr

Williams Grove


 

8-Apr

Port Royal


 

9-Apr

Susquehanna


 

14-Apr

Williams Grove


 

15-Apr

Port Royal


 

21-Apr

Williams Grove


 

22-Apr

Port Royal


 

28-Apr

Williams Grove

Hinnershitz Memorial

29-Apr

Port Royal

Keith Kauffman Classic

5-May

Williams Grove


 

6-May

Port Royal


 

7-May

Susquehanna

Gobrecht Memorial

12-May

Williams Grove

Outlaw Tune-up

13-May

Port Royal


 

19-May

Williams Grove

Outlaws

20-May

Williams Grove

Outlaws

26-May

Williams Grove


 

27-May

Port Royal

Weikert Memorial

28-May

Port Royal

Weikert Memorial

2-Jun

Williams Grove


 

3-Jun

Port Royal


 

8-Jun

Susquehanna


 

9-Jun

Williams Grove


 

10-Jun

Port Royal


 

16-Jun

Selinsgrove

Ray Tilley Classic

17-Jun

Port Royal


 

23-Jun

Williams Grove


 

24-Jun

Port Royal


 

30-Jun

Williams Grove

PA Speedweek

1-Jul

Lincoln

PA Speedweek

2-Jul

Path Valley

PA Speedweek

4-Jul

Grandview

PA Speedweek

5-Jul

Hagerstown

PA Speedweek

6-Jul

Lincoln

PA Speedweek

7-Jul

Williams Grove

PA Speedweek

8-Jul

Port Royal

PA Speedweek

9-Jul

Selinsgrove

PA Speedweek

11-Jul

Attica

Brad Doty Classic

13-Jul

Eldora

Jokers Wild

14-Jul

Eldora

Knight Before Kings Royal

15-Jul

Eldora

Kings Royal

21-Jul

Williams Grove

Outlaws

22-Jul

Williams Grove

Outlaws

28-Jul

Williams Grove


 

29-Jul

Port Royal

Living Legends Dream

4-Aug

Williams Grove


 

5-Aug

Port Royal


 

12-Aug

Lincoln


 

18-Aug

Williams Grove

Jack Gunn Memorial

19-Aug

Port Royal


 

20-Aug

Susquehanna

Justin Snyder Memorial

25-Aug

Williams Grove


 

26-Aug

Port Royal


 

1-Sep

Williams Grove

Van May Tribute

2-Sep

Port Royal


 

3-Sep

Williams Grove

Billy Kimmel Memorial

4-Sep

Port Royal

Labor Day Classic

8-Sep

Port Royal

Night Before the 50

9-Sep

Port Royal

Tuscarora 50

15-Sep

Williams Grove


 

16-Sep

Selinsgrove

Jim Nace Memorial

21-Sep

Susquehanna


 

22-Sep

Williams Grove

Outlaw Tune-up

23-Sep

Lincoln

Dirt Classic

28-Sep

Williams Grove

National Open

29-Sep

Williams Grove

National Open

30-Sep

Williams Grove

National Open

7-Oct

Fulton

Outlaws

14-Oct

Port Royal

Outlaws

28-Oct

Susquehanna

Final Showdown

2-Nov

Charlotte

World Finals

3-Nov

Charlotte

World Finals

4-Nov

Charlotte

World Finals



 

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and ‘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.

 

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

 

 




 

 

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished 2nd in final Port Royal Speedway 410 Sprint Car track championship.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies
 

 

 

World of Outlaws champ Donny Schatz looks to continue Stockton Dirt Track success on March 24 & 25

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – February 14, 2017…The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season officially kicks-off this weekend at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, where Donny Schatz opens his title defense looking to bring home a ninth career series title. Schatz and the rest of the Outlaws will tackle the Stockton Dirt Track in just over one month’s time on Friday & Saturday March 24 & 25 in the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

After narrowly missing out on a victory in 2014 the Fargo, North Dakota veteran has captured three of the last four World of Outlaws events held at the Stockton Dirt Track, including a two-night sweep last season. Schatz passed Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown midway through the feature on opening night and made a late pass of Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana during the finale en route to the sweep. He hopes to continue the dominance in March at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based facility.

Schatz raced to a stellar 25 overall wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last year and captured the title by a massive 314-points. Included in those triumphs were the prestigious Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park and the Bad Boy World Finals in Charlotte. Schatz will be gunning to have another strong year in 2017 aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/ Arctic Cat No. 15 machine.

A number of drivers will be looking to keep Schatz out of victory lane in Stockton however, including fellow top-five point finishers from last season Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma; David Gravel of Watertown, Connecticut; Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet and Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana. The Golden State contingent will be led by three-time & defending King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion Kyle Hirst, who tallied an impressive podium finish during the finale of the FVP Western Spring Shootout last year.

Camping is also available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV’s on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can. There is a two-night minimum for camping at the event. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s, & in-ground water spigots if you have them. For a map of the campground visit http://stocktondirttrack.com/rv_camping.pdf

The event will also be the first World of Outlaws test of the track since modifications to bring the front stretch closer to the grandstands at the end of last season. “We’re really excited to open the year at the Stockton Dirt Track with the FVP Western Spring Shootout,” said promoter Tony Noceti. “We did a lot of work at the end of 2016 and will continue to try and perfect that going into 2017. We hope everyone will come out in March to see the World of Outlaws and spend the weekend with us. If you have a motor home or trailer we have plenty of room for you, so we definitely encourage everyone to bring the family and all their friends.”

On Saturday morning there will be a pancake breakfast on the fairgrounds from 8am-11am in building two at the end of the camping midway. On Friday morning if you’re looking for a good breakfast spot check out the Ranch Coffee Shop, located near the fairgrounds at 1872 E Mariposa Rd, Stockton, CA 95205.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 and two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=232 or call (844) 347-8849.

Delta Speedway, also located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, will be running a special micro race on Thursday March 23, making it a three-night happening on the grounds. The Delta Speedway is just a short walk across the parking lot from the camping area behind the grandstands at the Dirt Track.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 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 http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

Stockton Dirt Track 2017 Schedule

Friday March 24: FVP Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Dwarf Cars Saturday March 25: FVP Western Spring Shootout - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Dwarf Cars Sunday March 26: Open practice/ WOO rain date

April 21, 22 & 23: Noceti Group presents the annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival at the Fairgrounds (non-racing)

Saturday May 27: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Friday June 16: San Joaquin County Fair- West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls Saturday June 17: San Joaquin County Fair- Bombers, B-4 Cylinders & Sport Mods

Sunday July 2: Jimmy Sills Classic- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour plus Huge Fireworks Show

Saturday August 26: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & BCRA Midgets

Friday & Saturday October 6 & 7: Monster Truck Madness

Friday November 3: The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Dwarf Cars & Bombers Saturday November 4: 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC

Saturday & Sunday November 17 & 18: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING READY TO GET THE 2017 SEASON ROLLING IN FLORIDA FLORIDA IN FEBRUARY:

Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing crew are ready to get the ball rolling for the 2017 season starting this week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The team will compete in a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events on Wednesday and Thursday, before kicking-off the first of three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events starting on Friday.

LAST YEAR AT VOLUSIA: In 2016, Stewart kicked off the season earning eighth and 20th place finishes respectively with the All-Stars. After running into some bad luck resulting in a 21st place finish on Friday with the World of Outlaws, Stewart earned two top-10 finishes on Saturday and Sunday with fifth- and seventh-place efforts respectively.

NEW SEASON, NEW CREW CHIEF: Larson Marks Racing welcomes Bob Curtis back to the fold this season. Curtis was with LMR in its inaugural season, but returns as a crew chief this time around. He has also worked with Stewart in the past at Rudeen Racing, a sprint car team based out of Washington.

LARSON ON CURTIS' RETURN: "Absolutely everybody who works on the World of Outlaws tour is an exceptionally hard worker," stated Larson, "but there's nobody that works as hard as Bob. He doesn't have much of a background in terms of being a crew chief, but he's been around so long and has been with so many top teams. I'm hoping between his and our notebooks he can take that next step and make our race cars even faster."

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing .

STATS: RACES: FAST TIME: WINS: TOP-FIVE FINISHES: TOP-10 FINISHES:

 

 

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards introduces the Kids Dash for Cash this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 14, 2017…One of the questions that’s always brought up around the dirt track circles is undoubtedly, “How can we get kids involved and excited about racing from a young age?”

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards certainly takes that important issue to heart and will attempt to do its part in hopes to get the younger generation involved. With that comes the announcement of the Kids Dash for Cash, which will be held at all 13 SCCT events this season.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presents Kids Dash for Cash will work as follows:

Each night a limited number of kids, ages four to ten, will have the opportunity to head on track (time permitting) just before the RacePartsTrader.com Dash draw for sprint car drivers. At that point 2000 nickels will be dropped on the racetrack and the youngsters will have a chance to pick up and keep as many coins as they can. If time becomes an issue the Kids Dash for Cash will be held at a selected area near the grandstands.

The plan is for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour social team to have wrist bands available at a pre-designated area, and the kids that acquire them will be allowed to participate. The hope is to have a different set of children at each race.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and sprint car graduate Kyle Larson spoke about the Kids Dash for Cash and the opportunity it presents, “I definitely think the best thing that short track racing can do is find ways to get kids involved. We need to continue building the next generation of fans and the best way to do that is to incorporate the young ones into the show as much as possible. My mom heard of this nickel toss while at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri and we thought it may be kind of cool to try in California. Hopefully the kids all enjoy it and it creates a memorable experience at the track.”

The SCCT Kids Dash for Cash is made possible thanks to a number of individuals and companies that have come on board to support it. Each child participating will also receive a custom water bottle courtesy of Light up the World Beverages. Light up the World Beverages bottles are great for birthday parties, gender reveal parties and any type of special event or celebration. To learn more about the unique company that is rapidly gaining steam visit them at https://www.lutwb.com/

Nightly partners include:

April 1 Antioch Speedway- M & L Plumbing April 15 Placerville Speedway- Mancamp Motorsports April 21 Thunderbowl Raceway- Owen Larson Racing April 29 Petaluma Speedway- Mason Moore Racing May 27 Stockton Dirt Track- San Joaquin Asparagus Festival June 17 Antioch Speedway- Probilt Construction June 24 Calistoga Speedway- Rico Abreu Racing July 2 Stockton Dirt Track- Kyle Larson Racing July 3 Petaluma Speedway- Thomas Family July 29 Fernley 95A Speedway- Probilt Construction August 25 Placerville Speedway- Finley Farms August 26 Stockton Dirt Track- MAJ1K Motorsports November 4 Stockton Dirt Track- $600 Night

The final event of the year in Stockton on November 4 will then see an expanded Kids Dash for Cash. Thanks to the support of the year-long partners who have all agreed to come together and make the Tribute to Gary Patterson a mega Kids Dash for Cash, $600 worth of nickels, and quarters, will be available to the youngsters that night.

“We believe this will be a fun part of the evening for families that attend our Sprint Car Challenge Tour events,” commented Scott Russell of Russell Motorsports Inc., managing company of both SCCT and the Placerville Speedway. “It’s no secret that the fan base continues to age, so getting these kids excited about sprint car racing is an important thing. We have a great group of the racers in Northern California and building that fan interaction is something we’re going to focus on.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, RacePartsTrader.com and Sellers Race Wings.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

 

 

Brent Marks welcomes new partner just in time for DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA. (February 14, 2017) - Brent Marks will begin his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in less than a week, igniting a near-ten month trek throughout much of the United States and Canada, highlighted with over 90 programs which will feature the world’s most decorated sprint car drivers and race teams.

The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will activate his season officially with five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on Wednesday, February 15, through Sunday, February 19.

“I honestly can’t believe we are here already. The last few weeks have been pretty demanding in the shop, but we are here and we are ready to go,” Brent Marks explained. “With that said, I want to welcome A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. to our long list of supporters. Al Murray and Allen Murray, each also affiliated with M&M Painting & Construction, have been great supporters of my race team for the last few seasons. I’m thrilled to have both of their companies come on board and hit the road with us in 2017.”

Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19M, will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the first two nights of the DIRTcar Nationals schedule on February 15-16. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will sanction action beginning Friday, February 17.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22. 2017 Highlights: N/A

Recent Highlights: N/A 2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2017) - It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading.

Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits.

"We got faster every night," Smith said. "Bubba's is a tough place and we had some pretty stout competition. We made a lot of headway and by Saturday we were pretty fast."

The tripleheader event began on Thursday when driveline problems had the team scrabbling from the beginning of the night. Smith qualified 27 th quickest before placing eighth in a heat race and fifth in the B Main to miss locking into the main event by only one position.

"The car was all bound up," Smith said. "Luckily they had to do a lot of track work and we got the time to change the driveline. We finished fifth in the B and were the first alternate. They pushed all the cars out for the main event and the All Star officials said we were done so we went back to the trailer and started getting the car ready for the car wash. We had the side panels off and Aaron Reutzel comes pulling into the pits. I literally dove in the car and the guys were trying to put the side panels back on. We started and parked, but we made the show."

Smith was credited with a 26th-place result after exiting the race early.

Unfortunately, the team endured another setback Friday. After qualifying 20 th quickest overall and advancing from sixth to fourth place in his heat race to qualify for the feature, Smith experienced tough luck as a torsion stop broke before the race began, which relegated the team to a DNS.

"Then we got to the track Saturday morning and we had issues with the trailer door," he said. "But once we got the car out it was a rocket all night. We just had a lot of little issues to overcome, but everything is going in the right direction."

Smith's strongest result came during the finale when he timed in 16 th quickest overall before he won a heat race to lock into the dash. Smith placed fourth in the dash before closing the night with a 10 th-place result in the main event.

"My mom and dad (Randy and Denise Smith) got to come down and watch me race," Smith said. "They don't get that chance during the summer because of their business. I haven't gotten to race with my dad in years and it meant a lot to have them here. When we had problems dad jumped right in to help and he and Tom (Leidig) got along great."

The Leidig/Warko/Smith team will battle with the All Stars this Wednesday and Thursday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., before taking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series stars at the half-mile track Friday through Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 26 (26).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: DNS (16).

Feb. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (1); Feature: 10 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Auto Electric of Jupiter, Fla.

"Auto Electric is Tom's (Leidig) business," Smith said. "We got to celebrate his 70th birthday Monday and we had a blast. We are getting to know each other and I'm excited about the future of this team. Tom's a fantastic guy who puts his heart and soul into this deal and I will work my tail off to get him wins."

Smith would also like to thank The Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown – Florida Kicks Off 2017 U.S. Season!

(Bill W) February 13, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are set to kick off their season here in the United States this Wednesday through Sunday in Volusia, Florida with the All Stars and World of Outlaws. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver recently returned from a successful racing trip “Down Under”.

How is the team’s preparedness heading into Volusia?

When Michael (Johnson) and I were in Australia, Chad (Morgan) did a phenomenal job to make sure we’re prepared to go this week. Michael has been working really hard since we got back too, and it’s probably the most prepared we’ve ever been going into a season. We’ll be running Maxim chassis and Charlie Garrett engines, of course. I feel like going to Australia kept me sharp and we’re destined to have a good season.

Florida isn’t usually a part of your schedule.

I haven’t been to Volusia for about ten years. It was the year that Jason Martin’s back was broken. I think we had a top five for them down there with the Outlaws.

Why did you decide on the early start this year?

When we looked at the big picture, Australia kept us sharp. It made sense to keep it going. I think the track really fits our program. We’re kicking it off Wednesday and hopefully, we have a good run.

You usually prefer the big tracks like Volusia.

Volusia is a horsepower track. The air is usually really good down there this time of year. Our engines are second to none with Charlie Garrett. It will be a good opportunity for us to go down there and air our engines out and see where we stack up.

You had several good runs with the Outlaws to end last year.

We ended 2016 on a really strong note with the Outlaws. We’re hoping to keep that going in Florida. We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel this offseason. We just want to treat this like the next race after Charlotte (in November).

You’ve also had some exciting news on the partner front.

We’re really excited to be able to resign with FVP for a multi-year contract. We signed a deal with 5-hour ENERGY too. Along with Casey’s General Stores, we have the vast majority of our partners who have been with us for multiple years. We just need to go out, do our job, and produce.

Team with the Children’s Miracle Network through Brian and Casey’s General Stores in February!

Brian’s car will carry the Children’s Miracle Network decal. Stop in at any Casey’s General Stores in the month of February to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Brian also has a partnership through Casey’s with “Hope for the Warriors”. That decal will be on the car all year long.

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Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian recorded seven wins on the way to a Winged Outlaw Warriors championship in 2000, as he also took the series inaugural Rookie of the Year award. Brian is second to Randy Martin on the all-time series win list with 35 features to his credit.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience. Dan and Ron would like to thank the sprint car racing community for embracing the change in ownership. The outcome has been very humbling.

Maxim Racing conducts business in its 12,600 square foot building located in Springfield, Illinois. At present, Maxim is fourteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.

Maxim Racing prides itself on providing great customer service, helping our clients on setup advice along with focusing on the highest level of quality and safety.

Visit Maxim Racing online at www.RaceMaxims.com and on Facebook at Maxim Racing Inc.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Next LED Sports

Next LED Sports provides comprehensive digital display solutions including high definition video screens, scoreboards, ribbon boards, timing and scoring hardware components and the seamless integration of in-game production components with race day presentation software. They specialize in smaller athletic and community venues where overall value and cost savings is paramount.

Whether you have specific plans for an event venue upgrade or are just in the early stages of learning about Digital Video Screens and LED technology, Next LED Sports can be a one-stop shop for your questions and design plans as they relate to Digital Screens and spectator experience. Visit Next LED Sports online at www.NextLEDSigns.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5 Hour Energy, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

NCRA Seeking Lap Sponsors for $15k to Win Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – February 13, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products are currently seeking lap sponsors for the seventh annual, $15,000 to win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout set for 81 Speedway in Park City on Thursday - Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 featuring the series 360-ci sprint car division.

Thursday night will see an open practice with a special time trial session that will have no bearing on any lineups for Friday and Saturday nights racing program. Friday night will see a complete set of qualifying heat races, followed by last chance and the night’s feature finale that will pay $1500 to win. Championship Saturday night will once again see all drivers compete in qualifying heat races, last chance and the 40-lap championship feature.

Cost is $25 per lap for Saturday night’s championship feature and all sponsors will be mentioned in all pre and post race press releases as well as the track announcer throughout the three - day week(end).

To sponsor a lap or to sponsor the races “hard charger” or “hard luck” driver on the weekend, contact the NCRA office (316) 755-1781. To learn more about the NCRA and to stay up-to-date on all things NCRA, keep tabs on their official website www.racencra.com and their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

DJ Netto and Tri-C Motorsports Together Again In 2017

PETERSEN MEDIA: Teaming up with the famed Tri-C Motorsports team towards the end of the 2016 season, Hanford, CA driver, DJ Netto, will again be at the controls of the potent No. 3c entry in 2017 as the team has plans for a very busy season ahead.

“I am extremely thankful to be back with Clyde and Marion Lamar in 2017,” DJ Netto said. “To be a part of this team and continue to learn the history of this car is pretty cool. We had some success together in limited starts in 2016, and we are all excited for the year ahead.”

With Lee Lindgren and Shane Hopkins both back working on the Tri-C Motorsports entry, the initial goal is go make a run at the new Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship.

A 13-race schedule with the SCCT will allow Netto and Tri-C Motorsports to fill their schedule with various races on the West Coast, and they plan to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series when they are out west, the King of the West Series, as well as an array of 360ci and 410ci races, and are hoping to make a trip to the Knoxville Nationals.

“It is going to be a busy season for this team, and I am glad to have these guys in my corner,” Netto added. “Lee and Shane really worked with me last year to get comfortable in these cars, and I think we have the tools to be competitive every where we go.”

With racing in the United States starting to come to life, Netto will kick his 2017 season off on February 17th and 18th in Tucson, AZ before the California season goes green on March 3rd and 4th in Chico, CA.

“The season is coming quick, and I can’t wait to get back in the seat,” Netto added. “My guys are been working extremely hard in the shop, and Clyde and Marion Lamar have been providing then what they need to be successful, and for that I am very thankful.”

ON TAP: With schedules being finalized and released, DJ Netto hopes to release his first sprint car race of the year very soon.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2017 WALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FEBRUARY 28

by Tommy Goudge (February 13, 2017) - Don't miss your chance to recognize your Ohsweken Speedway favourites! Nominations for the 2017 class of Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 28, 2017.

The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections are made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson were selected for the inaugural class of Wall of Fame inductees in 2015, while Jay Mallory, Jim Swing, Abel Castelein, and the Bell family were inducted in 2016.

The 2017 Wall of Fame night falls on June 16, which falls on the anniversary of Ohsweken's inaugural race in 1996. The 2017 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee includes Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge, and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan and Doug Leonard. All nominations for the 2017 Wall of Fame class must be submitted by February 28, 2017. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website at http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3279

2017 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of racing begins on Friday, May 19. The weekly Friday Night Excitement program will include Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 season, and visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule.

TICKETS PLEASE! Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale - Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information. Renewals for Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals ticket holders have been extended to Tuesday, February 14. Remaining tickets for all of those events will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Helms Happy With Start of the All Star Season and Direction of Team

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2017) - Caleb Helms is pleased with the way his season started last weekend during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals.

"Out of the box we were pretty good and this is the most prepared we've been," he said. "I want to attribute that to my guys' hard work. My dad, grandpa, Andy Potter, Tony Siferd and Cody Wilson worked hard all winter. It's nice to be so prepared and clean and organized. Also, I owe a big thanks to my wife for her continued support."

Helms kicked off the 2017 campaign last Thursday during the first night of the three-day Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Bubba Raceway Park. He qualified 22nd quickest overall and seventh in his group, which lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for a heat race.

"Qualifying wasn't very good, but in the heat race I got around one guy and caught Tony (Stewart)," he said. "I was running low and ended up moving up the track halfway through. I made some ground on him the last two laps and was able to carry it around him on the outside of turn four to make the pass on the last lap."

Helms earned the fifth-and-final lock-in position to the main event thanks to the last-lap pass. That lined him up 19th in the main event.

"We fell back to the back because I had a really bad start," he said. "I pushed up the track and got freight trained, but we made up a lot of ground toward the end to get back to around where we started."

Helms ended 18th before he returned to the unique oval on Friday for Round 2. He qualified ninth quickest overall and third in his group, which started him on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"I got the lead on the start and led every lap," he said. "That was great to get a heat win and lock into the dash. I think we went the wrong direction with the setup for the dash and tightened it up too much. We fell back two spots in the dash to fifth and then to 15th in the A Main. The track was tricky and stayed wetter than we anticipated."

Helms battled for a top 10 throughout most of the main event before he capped the night 15th.

The weekend concluded on Saturday when Helms timed in 31st quickest overall and seventh in his group. He placed sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position.

"I didn't lay down a good lap and we were in a tough heat so that set us back," he said. "We still made it out of the B Main and had good speed. I ended up starting seventh in the B Main because a couple of cars dropped out so that helped us out."

Helms charged to a fourth-place result in the consolation race to garner a transfer into the main event. He started last and picked up a handful of positions to finish 19th.

"I don't think there was a lot of passing," he said. "It's tough starting back there and getting a good rhythm. At the end of the race we had faster times than a lot of cars. We got the car a little too tight and we know what we need to do to be better. That's a good place to be when you have speed and you know how to get the car better."

Helms returns to action this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 18 (19).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 15 (9).

Feb. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (11); Feature: 19 (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk, Helms and Sons Excavating, Ferguson and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen Victorious With All Stars During Big Game Motorsports Debut

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2017) - Kerry Madsen produced a stout debut with Big Game Motorsports last weekend.

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team garnered a feature victory, two top fives and set quick time twice during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals.

"As soon as I got in the car the first night that thing was fast," he said. "To come out that strong, I'm really impressed. It's a confidence builder that everything is right. I feel like good things are coming."

Madsen entered the weekend with a four-race winning streak at the unique track dating back to 2014 and it looked like he was on pace for five in a row. He qualified sixth quickest overall and third in his group on Thursday. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race, which he won to lock into the dash.

Madsen picked up a position to finish second in the dash, which became a routine during all three nights. That lined him up third for the 30-lap main event.

"We were quick out of the box," he said. "In the A Main the thing was quick and rolling around well."

Madsen took the lead on Lap 13 only to see his night end early because of a flat right rear tire with less than two full laps remaining. He was credited with a 16th-place result.

"The rubber came in and we got a little tight," he said. "I looked up and saw we had two laps to go and I thought, 'Ok, we can do this' and then it blew. Normally I'd be pretty mad, but I was pumped we were that quick straight out of the box."

The Muddy backed team returned to the egg-shaped oval on Friday for Round 2, which began with Madsen setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to again lock into the dash, where a runner-up result lined him up third for the feature.

"We had just passed Donny (Schatz) and the yellow came out and then we had a red," he said. "We lost a little bit of air in the tires under red. On the restart we were bad for two laps and we lost two spots. Then the air pressure came back and we came on at the end. We had a better car at the end. It was good to have a good run."

Madsen's fourth-place finish gave the team momentum heading into the finale on Saturday, when he set quick time during qualifying for the second straight night. Madsen also maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race and from fourth to second place in a dash to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"When I got second and saw Donny had a bit of a lead I wanted to push as hard as I could to catch him," he said. "We caught him pretty quick. Catching him and passing him are two different things. He went around a lapped car on the outside and got tight up there and left a hole for me."

Madsen took advantage and led the final half-dozen laps to capture his first triumph with the Muddy sponsored team, which returns to action this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Madsen has earned four top fives and 10 top 10s in his last 13 main events at the event since 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (3).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 4 (3).

Feb. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Sides Debuts New Color This Week During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2017) - Jason Sides will be rocking a new color when he hits the track for the first time this season.

Sides has switched from his well-known red, white and black paint scheme to making blue the primary color.

"It was just time for a change," he said. "I think we've been red and white since 2002. We did blue once for an event at Eldora Speedway in 2008 or 2009."

Sides opens his season this Wednesday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He hopes to have a strong run and enter the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign, which begins at the half-mile oval Friday through Sunday, with momentum.

"I've always seemed to like that place," he said. "It's the beginning of the year and your equipment is all fresh and ready to go. You have the excitement of getting to race again. You're there for the same place for several days. Trying different things at the same track is always helpful."

Sides has also had a great deal of success at the track as he has earned at least one top-10 finish at the DIRTcar Nationals each year since 2007. Last year he placed an event-best sixth during the World of Outlaws opener following an ominous start to the weekend during an All Star show.

"I was off a little and burned two motors up the first night," he said. "That got us behind the eight ball real quick. The water grains have a lot to do with the weather. The air is good and we were at a rich setting, but the water grains were so low it put more oxygen in the air. Therefore it needed more fuel."

With that lesson learned and a strong track record Sides said he has one goal in mind for this weekend - a trophy.

"I want that alligator," he said of the trophy that is presented to the driver with the best overall record during the event. "I'd like to get a couple of wins, but a consistent top five all five nights would be really good and I think we can do that. We've had good runs there before and have won a couple of races."

Sides was last victorious at the track in 2011.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., at the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Records Three Top-10’s During US Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- An extremely successful trip back to his native Australia transferred over to his season opening weekend in the United States as Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team picked up three Top-10 finishes with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in Ocala, FL.

“My guys did a tremendous job working all winter long, and it was nice to get started in Florida with three good runs,” Ian Madsen said. “We went forward each time we were on the track, and we will look for more of the same this week in Volusia (FL).”

Kicking things off with the KCP Racing team on Thursday night, Madsen would time in fastest in his qualifying group and line up in the fourth starting spot of his heat race. Showing he had a strong car, Madsen would work his way up to finish in the second spot, which would secure a spot in the Dash for the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Team Kline Electric backed No. 18 machine.

Running third in the Dash behind his older brother, Kerry, Madsen would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

On a track that was a bit tricky at first following extensive track prep, Madsen would battle in the top-five as he battled with the likes of Kraig Kinser, Danny Dietrich, and Caleb Armstrong.

With tire wear becoming an issue late in the race; Madsen would make it to the finish as he took the checkered flag in the fourth spot.

Friday night would see Madsen finish fourth in his heat race and move into the 30-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 15th starting position. With a very good Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.com entry under him in the feature, Madsen would work his way forward and pick up a few spots during the race, as he would finish in the 10th spot.

The final night at Bubba Raceway Park would be another good one for Madsen, as he would overcome a tough qualifying effort to transfer into the feature event. Finding himself in the eighth row, Madsen would again flex his muscle and carve his way through the field at will.

Getting better as the laps wound down, Madsen would end his weekend with a ninth place finish after passing seven cars and earning hard charger honors.

“Really have no complaints with how our weekend went,” Madsen added. “Sometimes the first couple nights out can be wild, but we were extremely prepared and things went well. We still want to be better, and will keep working at it this week.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in action this Wednesday-Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park. If you cannot make it, catch the action on Dirtvision.com.

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

 

 

2017 Off and Running for Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: The first race weekend has come and gone for Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team, and with a new mechanic McMahan was happy with how things progressed.

“Thursday night we really struggled, but nobody got down since it was our first night out,” McMahan said. “We worked at it and really made it a nice weekend to build off of heading into Volusia Speedway Park this weekend.”

Timing in third fastest in his group on Thursday night’s season opener, McMahan would finish in the third spot in his heat race and transfer the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants entry into the feature event.

After extensive track work prior to the feature event, McMahan wasn’t able to get his No. 4 machine going in the wright direction as he would slip back and finish 21st.

With a night of essentially testing in the rear view mirror, McMahan and team would come back on Friday night and again time in third fastest in their qualifying group which would place the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry on the front row of heat race number two.

Winning the heat handily, McMahan would advance into the night’s first dash where a third place finish would place him in the first starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

The race would need a couple of tries to get going, but once the green finally flew the inside line was slow to go and McMahan would slip back to the eighth spot. Spending much of the race battling with Chad Kemenah, and Greg Hodnett, McMahan would take the checkered flag with an eighth place finish.

Looking to keep improving during the Saturday night Bubba Nationals finale, McMahan would time in second fastest in his group before finishing third during his heat race.

Advancing to the ‘A’ main, McMahan would grid the field from the 14th starting position.

Using a nice start, McMahan was able to gain a couple of spots in the opening laps as he worked up into the 11th spot and battled with reigning All Star champ, Chad Kemenah.

Flirting with a position in the top-10 late in the race, McMahan would battle Ryan Smith and Ian Madsen but would come up just short and end the weekend with an 11th place finish.

“Overall we learned a bunch in three nights,” McMahan said. “It was nice to have Shane Bowers back on my side, and it was a good start for this team. We still have some work to do, but I think we are in a pretty good spot heading into the World of Outlaws season opener. Rick and Barb Rogers continue to support us so much, so we are really hoping for better results this year.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports will be in action at Volusia Speedway Park this coming Wednesday-Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

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PASS and BEERHILL Gang announce Beer Hill Cup

2/10/2017 Mechanicsburg

The PA Sprint series and the Beer Hill gang are happy to announce the Beer Hill Cup Summer Series. The series will be 6 races featuring RaceSaver teams. 3 at Williams Grove, and one each at Port Royal, Susquehanna and Path Valley throughout the summer. Points will be accumulated using normal IMCA values for these races and an overall champion will be determined on Aug 18 at Williams Grove. The first ever champion will be honored on the 4th turn of track with Beer hill gang TV live streaming the ceremony. The champ will receive an imprssive and unique Beer Hill Cup trophy and 25% of the overall point fund with 2nd through 4th receiving 20% and 5th 15%.

A commemorative shirt has been designed and organizers are currently taking sponsors for the shirt. The presenting sponsor for the shirt is available for $1000 and associate sponsors available at $250 per spot. Contact Matthew Miller with the Beer Hill Gang or webmaster@pasprintseries.com if you are interested in sponsoring. The goal is to have sponsors cover the cost of the shirts and have them ready for the first races of the season at the BHG trailer at Williams Grove and at PASS events. An overall goal of $4000 has been set for fund raising so the winner could receive up to $1000. Any amount over the goal will go to the PASS point fund as well as funds from and upcoming event to be announced.

BHG Cup Dates are Fri Apr 28, 2017 Williams Grove Fri May 26, 2017 Williams Grove Thu Jun 8, 2017 Susquehanna Sat Jul 15, 2017 Path Valley Sat Aug 5, 2017 Port Royal Fri Aug 18, 2017 Williams Grove

 

 

MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AND ANNOUNCES SEASON SPONSORS AT PRE-SEASON MEETING PENNDEL,PA

 By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With the first race of the season only seventy-six days away, officials and members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series gathered at the Penndel Fire Hall in Penndel, PA for a pre-season meeting to go over rules and policies that will be enforced and followed during the 2017 season.

“After today’s meeting, with everyone’s thoughts and concerns being heard, we tied up a few loose ends concerning handicapping, a points structure and visitor policy, as well as other issues mentioned during the meeting,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner commented. “Our final rule book will be updated and released by the end of this week, in time for everyone to review them and prepare for our season opener at Bridgeport on April 30th”.

Handicapping for the heat races will be determined by a pill draw for a starting position at the beginning of every night. Only MASS members will be included in this pill draw, with “visitors” having to start in the back their assigned heat race. Features will be inverted or re-drawn, depending on a pill which will be pulled by the winner of the first heat race. Pills will be determined by the number of heats, so if there are three heat races, pills that can be possibly drawn are two REDRAW pills, and pills marked 1-9. “Visitors” who qualify into the feature can be included in feature handicapping, but they will not be able to start any better than fifth place. Non-members will also not be eligible for contingency prizes given out throughout the night, and will only be subjected to receive the advertised purse.

“Regarding the points policy, it was voted that we follow the IMCA National Points, with it being our primary points standings for the season,” Wagner said. “The IMCA points standing is universal amongst all Racesaver divisions nation-wide, and in order to not to put ourselves in a situation we had last season with having two separate points champions, I think this will make it easier, and worthwhile as IMCA has lots of positive benefits including a cash points fund and a chance to become a National Champion”. With the IMCA benefits, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series also will be adding multiple year end bonuses for teams who are members with the series, including cash collected from the weekly 50/50 drivers fund, and contingencies provided by marketing partners including a brand new DMI 305 XR3 Bulldog rear, a custom helmet paint job to the points champion courtesy of JLD Graphics, and brand new Engler Tool & Machine injection to name a few.

The IMCA points schedule begins on January 1st, and ends on September 25th. All races scheduled during the points season will be points races, including co-sanctioned races with PASS, but not including the Blue Collar Classics at Port Royal on April 22nd and October 7th, and three races on MASS’ schedule on October 14th (Grandview), October 26th (Georgetown) and November 4th (Bridgeport). “For those year end races, we are planning something big for the final three shows that will make it appealing for teams to come out and race. Grandview, Georgetown and Bridgeport have graciously included us in their season finale races that are prestigious and popular to the fans, so we want to make sure that we represent ourselves well while showing our appreciation to the promoters who welcomed us aboard this season,” MASS General Manager Jeff Geiges stated.

Finally, at the end of the meeting, Geiges revealed that Engler Tool & Machine came on board as the series title sponsor.

“We a very proud and excited to announce this, and we want to thank and welcome Engler to the MASS family,” Geiges said.

Engler Tool & Machine is supplying a brand new injection to raffled off, which is valued roughly at $3800 and six $100 certificates, which will be handed out on three of the scheduled sponsored Engler Tool & Machine race nights.

Other contingency sponsors who have joined the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series in 2017 are DMI, Mach 1 Chassis, JLD Graphics, Thayer Performance Engines and Parts, Bitner Automotive, Bruce’s Auto Body, Todd’s Performance, Geiswite Creations, ERK Steering, Competition Suspension Inc., Kelly Racing Fuels and Tanner Brothers Dairy Farm and Store.

“I have been racing with the 305 Sprint Cars ever since they started back in 2010, and I have to say, the amount of time and effort that MASS is putting into making this series work, and everything that they are giving back to the drivers makes racing exciting again,” Stefanie Palmai Carberry stated post meeting. “This fresh new start is just what we needed, and I can only hope that in return, new teams will start coming to race with us, and hopefully, we can back to the high car counts that we had a few years ago”.

For more recent news and information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, log onto our Facebook page, or check out our website www.masprintseries.com. Any questions or concerns can be directed to our email, midatlanticseries@gmail.com

 

 

Schatz Goes Two for Three in All-Star Action

TSR Arctic Cat /Ford Performance Team Opens 2017 With Hot Start in Florida

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11, 2017

Series: Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions

Location: Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida

Winners: Thursday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Friday – Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Saturday – Kerry Madsen of Big Game Motorsports

TSR Results: Thursday – Started 7th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Friday – Started 4th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Sunday – Started 1st, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz opened the 2017 Sprint car season with a pair of victories and a runner-up finish in the Arctic Cat All-Star Sprint Car Series (ASCoC) sanctioned sixth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

Schatz, the eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, led a star-studded field into action Thursday night and executed a thrilling final-lap pass aboard the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J to pick up his first triumph of the season. The Fargo, North Dakota racer made it two straight Friday with a late-race surge into the lead, but his bid for a weekend sweep Saturday night came up just short when he lost the lead late in the race.

“It was a terrific start to our season and we’re thrilled to get Arctic Cat and Ford Performance wins right out of the box,” said Schatz. “It’s a testament to the entire TSR organization to come down here and have these kind of results. From the moment we ended last year in Charlotte, the focus has been on getting things ready for 2017. From working with the people at Arctic Cat and Ford to all of manufacturers…everyone worked hard so when we got on the track for the first time Monday night testing we were moving forward. My guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – are motivated to continue to finding ways to make me faster. We had a plan this weekend and we almost completed our goal. Hats off to the All-Stars and Bubba and his staff for putting on three good nights of racing. There were a lot of good cars here this weekend and to come home with two wins and a second is something to build on. Of course, you win those first two nights and you want to leave with three trophies. The good news is we have another race on Wednesday.”

After spending the past three months transitioning from the 2016 season to the 2017 campaign, Schatz and his TSR team hit the track running in Thursday night’s opener. Schatz was the 22nd car in the field of 38 to circle the 3/8-mile dirt track and posted the second-fastest qualifying lap. He raced from fourth to second in the eight-lap heat race and reached the back bumper of eventual winner Kerry Madsen coming to the checkered flag. He started fourth and finished in the same position in the first of two dash events that set the first 10 starting positions in the 30-lap A-Main. The finish earned Schatz the seventh-starting spot in the main and during the early going, Schatz searched the track high and low looking for the fastest line. Madsen took command of the race early while Schatz found his way into the top-three midway through. While Madsen was trying to fend off Tim Shaffer’s bid to take over the top spot, Schatz climbed his way into the fray setting up a three-car battle for the win. As the leaders worked their way through traffic late, it was still anyone’s race. Madsen’s chances for the win expired when his right rear tire blew heading into turn three on lap 28. Shaffer assumed the lead and took the white flag, but Schatz zeroed in on the leader heading into turn one on the final circuit. Schatz came out of turn two with a head of steam and passed Shaffer for the lead down the backstretch and beat him back to the finish line to score the victory. It was his third career win at Bubba Raceway Park.

With his first victory of the season in the books, Schatz and his TSR crew returned Friday for another full night of competition. A late qualifying draw put Schatz in the fourth group and he would be the 34th of 38 cars to make a qualifying run. For the second straight night, Schatz turned the second-fastest qualifying lap to put him in the fourth-starting spot in his heat race. He finished third in heat four and transferred to the dash where he advanced from fourth to second in the four-lap contest. In the feature, Schatz quickly worked his way in front of third-starting Madsen while Shaffer set the pace with Joey Saldana in pursuit. On lap two, Schatz passed Saldana for second and set his sights on Shaffer. He tried several lines and closed on Shaffer multiple times. The two traded slide jobs in turns three and four on lap 24 and on the following lap, Schatz took the top spot for good and drove off to take his second consecutive win and 15th career ASCoC triumph.

Following wins in the first two nights, the challenge was to complete the weekend sweep by coming out on top in Saturday’s 30-lap finale. The run for three straight started with Schatz going out ninth overall in the 37-car field. His time would land him on the pole of the opening heat and he took full advantage leading all eight circuits to advance to the dash. He raced from third to first in the four-lap dash to earn the pole position for the main event. Schatz led the field to take the green and jumped out to a commanding lead before Rico Abreu brought out a caution on lap three after contacting the outside retaining wall. On the restart, Schatz resumed his torrid pace. With 20 laps in the books, Schatz had built a one-second lead over Madsen and continued working his way through traffic. Two laps later, Madsen pulled to the back bumper of Schatz, who was feverishly trying to clear lapped cars. On lap 24, Madsen was able to get under Schatz in turn one and take over the top spot. Schatz pressured him the final five laps, but couldn’t retake the top spot and finished second.

The attention of the TSR team now turns to the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Voluisa Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, which begins Wednesday. Two complete ASCoC shows will be contested Wednesday and Thursday evening before Friday’s season opener of the 40th season of World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. WoO events on Saturday and Sunday will conclude the five-race week. It marks the 13th consecutive season for the Outlaws to begin at the half-mile dirt oval located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach. Schatz will look to start his quest for a ninth WoO title the same way he capped last year’s championship in victory lane. In each of the last three DIRTcar Nationals, Schatz has won a WoO feature event at Voluisa and leads all drivers with eighth career WoO wins at the track.

 

 

Swanson to the Nolen No.4 for Little 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2017) – 2016 Little 500 winner and defending champion, Kody Swanson will drive the Nolen Racing No. 4 in this year’s Little 500 event at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Car owner Gene Nolen has fielded a car finishing in the Top 5 for the last 3 years: Jerry Coons Jr. - 2nd in 2014; Shane Hollingsworth - 5th in 2015; Jerry Coons Jr. - 3rd in 2016.

"I've had to race against Gene (and his team) enough times between the Silver Crown series and the Little 500 to know how good they really are,” stated Swanson. “They bring very well prepared, extremely fast, and competitive racecars to the track. Nolen Racing is always a threat to win. I'm looking forward to the opportunity and excited to race with them this year. I’ll be joining a pair of great drivers in Jerry Coons Jr and Shane Hollingsworth, and giving it my best shot to win this race as part of the Nolen team."

Nolen had previously contacted Swanson about running for him at the Tony Elliott Classic last Fall, but he was already committed to someone else. Swanson was thrilled to be able to partner with Nolen for this event. This will be Nolen's first time to run the No.4 in several years.

The team change comes on the heels of the announcement that 3-Time NASCAR Cup Champion, Tony Stewart will be filling the seat of the Hoffman Auto Racing No.69 for this year’s event. "I'm still so grateful to have driven for Hoffman Auto Racing team, and for the effort put forth by everyone last year,” said Swanson. “The incredible history that the Hoffman team already had made it really special for me to make my own unique contribution to their legacy, and be part of their first Little 500 victory."

Swanson qualified 14th for the 2016 Little 500 and would start in the middle of the 5th row. He methodically worked toward the front moving into 10th place by lap 65, and into the top 3 on lap 190. Nearing lap 350, Swanson began challenging Bobby Santos III for the race lead. Much to his dismay, Swanson started running out of fuel, eventually spinning and continuing on, losing no track position. This would bring out a caution and open the pits for the team’s final stop.

Working his way back toward the front, he was up to 2nd on a restart with 50 laps remaining. Swanson then tracked down the race leader, Caleb Armstrong, in lapped traffic, and made the pass for the lead on lap 472. Holding off a charging Dave Steele for the final 28 laps, Swanson would go on to win by 0.784 seconds. This was Hoffman Auto Racing's first Little 500 victory.

"The Little 500 is a spectacular event that is more than just a race. It features so many elements that come from all types of short track racing, and it's a blast to blend them all together from behind the wheel of a pavement sprint car,” said Swanson. “It is such a grueling race with so many cars on a tight quarter mile track, but I have so much fun competing in it because you're always racing hard with somebody."

2016 Race Notables: 1st Driver in History to Win the Hoosier Hundred & Little 500 during their career. 1st Driver in History to Win the Hoosier Hundred & Little 500 in same year. 2016 was the 62nd running of the Hoosier Hundred & 68th running of the Little 500.

Little 500 Career Summary: 2015 - 1st Little 500 Start - Driving the SpeedChasers, Inc. No.64 - Qualified 2nd, Led 13 laps, Finished 7th. 2016 - 2nd Little 500 Start - Driving the Hoffman Auto Racing No.69 - Qualified 14th, Led 28 laps, Finished 1st. 2017 - 3rd Little 500 Start - Driving the Nolen Racing No.4; Pole Day Qualifying; scheduled for May 25, 2017.

 

 

Beaten by the weather

Unfortunately rain was the winner of the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial Saturday night at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier. In what started out as a sunny Saturday afternoon a huge field of cars rolled into the pits for the event. “We managed to complete Time Trials and our first heat but as we rolled out for our second the drizzly rain started and that was effectively the end of our night. Light rain was persistent and after waiting a while to see if it was going to clear there was no choice but to cancel the remainder of the night. How disappointing for the 30 plus cars in the pits, for Tyson’s family, for Travis Rilat flying in from the USA only days prior. We have to thank the Borderline Committee for their effort and willingness to work with us on the night. It was just so disappointing for everyone but it wasn’t meant to be.” Mandy Searle tells us.

All the stars turned up to run Spuds Show, All Star regulars, Farrer, Lock, Evans, Chris & Paul Solomon, Dalitz just to name a few. Past series champions Caruso & Ely as well as 410 regulars Mollenoyux, Van Ginneken, Tranter, Walker, and Hunter. Popularity and support for Spuds Show grows every year and it was shaping up to be an awesome event but now we will just have to wait until next year and try again.

Chad Ely took out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time with an 11.541 and Charles Hunter collected a full set of nerf bars for being the Best Presented Car on the night. Thanks to both Oval Express Magazine and Melbourne Stainless Steel for sponsoring these awards.

“At every show we give away Frisbees to kids in the crowd which we still managed to do and the one with the winner’s car number on the back wins a prize. We had a couple of very talented kids come up at the end with their Frisbee with the words “Mother Nature” on the back giving us a laugh. Rain may have beaten the racing but it didn’t beat us having a BBQ, a drink and a laugh for Spud at the end of the night.” Mandy says.

 

 

“Jim McClean – Badger Midget Champion dies at 71 years old”

By Stan Kalwasinski Joliet, Ill.—The 1969 Badger Midget Series Champion Jim McClean, 71, of Braceville, passed away on February 11 after battling several ailments during the past years. A product of Joliet Central High School, McClean, a friend and protégé of racer, Aaron Willis, began his racing career with the old United Auto Racing Association (UARA) midget group in 1966, which saw him being named the association’s “rookie of the year.” He finished 21st in his first year in the final point standings in UARA competition, which was noted for its weekly racing at the flat, quarter-mile paved, Joliet Memorial Stadium. Teaming up with car owner Frank Kater for the 1969 season , McClean captured driving the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association Championship. McClean’s season was highlighted by his only career Angell Park Speedway feature victory on July 13, the duo won the Badger crown by 21-points. He was the ninth ranking driver in USAC midget competition in 1971, driving for Joliet car owner Bob Lockard. McClean scored his first career USAC midget victory at Chicagoland’s Santa Fe Speedway on August 27, 1971. He would win two more USAC races during his career – one again at Santa Fe in 1972, driving for Dale Hampson, and one at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind., in 1979 in Lockard’s Badger midget. McClean began to again concentrate his racing efforts with UARA, finishing fifth in the points in 1974 and sixth in 1975. He captured his first UARA career win at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris on July 4, 1975. He added four more UARA victories during the season, including “twin 25” victories at Joliet Memorial Stadium on August 23. McClean’s “bust out” season was 1976 when he finished third in UARA’s final standings. He won 12 feature races during the season and was named the “Stadium” champion for 1976, driving for Lockard. The McClean/Lockard combination scored a big win at the Minnesota State Fair Speedway, taking top honors in a 30 lapper on the half-mile paved raceway on September 3, 1976 as McClean wheeled the Will County Auto Wreckers Badger midget to an impressive victory. McClean notched three more UARA wins in 1978. He set a new track record at Joliet on August 26 with a lap of 14.755 seconds. 1979 saw McClean score two UARA victories, one at Illiana in the Lockard Badger and one at Joliet in Joe Paluga’s Badger. McClean’s victories at Joliet Memorial Stadium rank him third in all-time wins behind all-time leader Bob Tattersall and Bob Richards. He made a start in USAC Mini-Indy Super Vee competition at the “Milwaukee Mile” also in 1979. McClean won a pair of Badger sanctioned events in 1983 at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway and Capital Super Speedway (Oregon, Wis.). One of McClean’s biggest career victories came in July 1986 winning the World of Outlaws Midget Series (WOOM) event at the Milwaukee Mile topping Bob Cicconi and Joe Corrigan for the victory. Closing out his racing career, McClean attempted to qualify for several USAC Silver Crown events in 1992. Keeping the history of midget racing alive, McClean restored and owned the old Dale Hampson/ reddish orange Konstant Hot Special, Kurtis Kraft midget No. 28. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington, Ill. One of the best in Chicago area midget racing is gone. Rest in peace, Jim McClean.

 

 

JE Pistons Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016

Company Name: JE Pistons

Website: http://www.jepistons.com/

Contact #: (714) 898-9783

Twitter: @JEPistons1

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

Part of the Program Since: 2007

SYRACUSE, NY – Located in Cypress, California, JE Pistons has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception. A leading manufacturer of pistons for over 60 years which include 360 sprint cars and used by top engine builders all over the US and the world.

With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

The top engine builders in NASCAR, ALMS, NHRA, AMA Supercross and others choose JE Pistons over any other brand. For over 60 years, JE's position at the forefront of performance piston manufacturing has been a result of continuous research and development of unique materials, piston designs and technologies.

With JE Pistons part of the giveaway program for a decade now many teams in the Empire Super Sprints have enjoyed their quality product. The recipient of a complete set of pistons at the 2016 awards banquet was Paul Kinney.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2016 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Briggs and Stratton Generators, Aero Wings, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx/M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets/Highside Racing Products, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Adirondack Powder Coating.

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Danny Dietrich opens 2017 season with top-ten finish against Arctic Cat All Stars in Ocala, Florida

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

OCALA, FL (February 12, 2017) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native Danny Dietrich opened his 2017 season in competitive fashion, piloting the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/DKW Transport/Pace Performance/No. 13 to a top-ten performance against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, also turning the fastest time during qualifying time trials. Dietrich, who entered all three Arctic Cat All Star programs during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals on February 9-11, qualified for all three main events, also finishing 14th and 16th to go along with his eighth place performance on Thursday, February 9.

“Not a bad way to start the year,” Danny Dietrich explained. “My guys worked hard all weekend, so I am definitely thankful to have them in my corner. I also want to thank Tom Buch for the opportunity to pilot his car during the entire Florida segment of my schedule. We still have some work to do, and we still have some things we can improve on. We’ll head over to Volusia with a game plan and work to finish higher than where we did in Ocala.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 Florida campaign with five consecutive nights of competition at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on Wednesday, February 15, through Sunday, February 19. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction the first two nights of competition, followed by three, full nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Dietrich is a former winner against both traveling sprint car series, earning Arctic Cat All Star and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories in 2016.

“We still have a lot of racing left in Florida. That gives us plenty of time to work our way up front,” Dietrich explained. “Hopefully we can get things to go our way next week and weekend, and give Tom Buch his first victory of the season.”

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/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway. 2017 Highlights: N/A

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: N/A

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.


 

T.J. Michael expresses positivity after tough start to Arctic Cat All Star season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

OCALA, FL (February 12, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael kicked off his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign a touch short of expectation, highlighting the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, with a 20th place performance on Saturday evening, February 11, all after suffering from engine failure on Thursday, February 9, and being involved in an on-track incident on Friday, February 10. Despite the disappointing start, the Plano, Texas, native, who recently connected with veteran crew chief Rick Ferkel, continues to express positive vibes, already looking forward to competition at Volusia Speedway Park.

“We experienced a little bit of everything these last few days,” T.J. Michael explained. “Despite the bad luck and the mechanical issues, we still enjoyed our weekend. Not many people have the ability and have the opportunity to do what we get to do. I am thankful for the opportunities that I have. We’ll put all of our problems behind us and work to start fresh on Wednesday at Volusia. I’d rather experience our issues now and get them out of the way.”

T.J. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, No. 8M, will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with back-to-back programs at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on Wednesday and Thursday, February 15-16.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

UMSS Announces 2017 Winged Sprint Schedule
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
Stillwater, MN (2-12-17)

The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) will kick off their ninth season of winged sprint car racing at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, April 22 and conclude the planned 19-race schedule on Saturday, September 16 at the Deer Creek Speedway. The 2017 schedule has a distinctly "southern flavor" as the series seeks to increase car counts by running several shows south of their typical area in years past. New to the schedule this season are several shows in a southerly direction including co-sanctioned races with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) at Fairmont Raceway on May 6 and three nights with the MSTS at the Jackson Nationals June 1-3 which also features the World of Outlaws at the Jackson Motorplex.

A three-race Memorial Weekend Tour in western Wisconsin will take the UMSS winged warriors to Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and Eagle Valley Speedway from Friday night May 26 through Sunday evening May 28. Following the Jackson Nationals in early June, the UMSS makes a northern trek for a return to the Rumble on the Range at the Hibbing Raceway on June 17 and the Twin Ports Sprint Special at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday night June 18. Another venture to the south begins on Friday, June 30 for the first-ever appearance at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa followed by an inaugural visit to the "Sprint Car Capitol of the World" Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday night July 1.

Back at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, July 8 will see the UMSS winged sprints on the card with the World of Outlaws. The 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial will move to the Ogilvie Raceway this season for a Saturday night July 22 show. After about a month off, the UMSS swings back into action on Friday night August 18 at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN. Then it's back to the south once again for a first-ever visit to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, August 26.

The 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial will once again be one of the highlights of the 2017 UMSS season at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, September 9 along with the IRA Outlaw Sprints. Running the following weekend, the UMSS season concludes in a southerly direction with yet another inaugural appearance, this time at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on Friday night September 15 with the IRA Outlaw Sprints. The season concludes with a big event at the Deer Creek Speedway the following night, September 16, once again with the IRA Outlaw Sprints on the program.

Twelve of the nineteen races on the schedule will also feature the UMSS Traditional sprints. Those races will be detailed in their 2017 season press release. The UMSS will visit five new tracks in 2017, four of those in the state of Iowa, as the series certainly expands its "borders" in hopes of attracting some additional cars. Look for further details on several of the events as the season gets underway and those events take shape. Several of the events will also be Midwest Power Series shows. Although this early-edition schedule is pretty solid, the addition of an event or two may take place given the fact that Mother Nature seems to win several shows each season. Keep tabs on the UMSS winged sprints on their website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or by following them on their Facebook page.

2017 UMSS WINGED SPRINT SCHEDULE (2-12-17 edition):

April 22 - Cedar Lake Speedway Season Opener
May 6 - Fairmont Raceway with MSTS
May 26 - Red Cedar Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
May 27 - Rice Lake Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
May 28 - Eagle Valley Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
June 1 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 2 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 3 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 17 - Hibbing Raceway
June 18 - Proctor Speedway
June 30 - Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)
July 1 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
July 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway w/WoO Sprints
July 22 - Ogilvie Raceway (6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial)
August 18 - Granite City Speedway (Sauk Rapids, MN)
August 26 - Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, IA)
September 9 - Cedar Lake Speedway (17th Annual Richert Memorial) w/IRA Sprints
September 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway w/IRA Sprints
September 16 - Deer Creek Speedway w/IRA Sprints

 

MAVTV Set to Air 10 POWRi Events in 2017

Belleville, IL - POWRi Racing has secured 10 races to be aired on the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017. Sean Buckley of Jackslash Media will be overseeing production of the events.

Notable events that will be broadcasted include the upcoming show for the POWRi/WAR Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series on Saturday, February 18th for the 360 Wildcat Winter Sprints series at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. MAVTV will also cover the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series, and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series at the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Speedway.

"MAVTV has been excellent exposure for POWRi," stated Jason McCord, POWRi Director of Competition. "We look forward to showcasing our talent across the nation for the viewing pleasure of our fans, and getting our drivers and sponsors great recognition."

Other notable MAVTV televised events include the 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, July 9th for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, Saturday, September 30th at Belle-Clair Speedway for the Charlene Meents Memorial, and Friday, October 20th at Wayne County Speedway for the Jason Leffler Memorial.

The POWRi/WAR Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series will be showcased at the Champaign County Fairgrounds during the Champaign County Fair on Friday, July 21st. The return of sprint car racing to the Champaign County Fairgrounds will mark a monumental moment as this will be the first time in over three decades that sprint cars have taken to the grounds for a sanctioned event.

For televised events featuring more than one division of racing, the televised program will focus on feature events, with highlights from heat racing. MAVTV is available nationwide. Check your local listings for MAVTV channel numbers. Air dates will be published on www.mavtv.com.

Additional dates will be released in the coming months.

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

 

 

ADAMS BROTHERS USED AUTO PARTS JOIN 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

One of the highlights of the many being showcased at the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be an evening in which the young racing stars have a chance to shine is the "Stars of Tomorrow" night. The management staff of the show has reached out to all of the local Quarter Midget clubs in the area for the fans to meet the driving stars they will be rooting for in the future. The past, present and future of auto racing will all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 5th with the honoring of top local Modified star Tighe Scott and Author/Publisher Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) along with the a legendary panel of driving stars to help honor the tenth anniversary of this great show.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014 and have extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto is on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car.

Returning to sponsor the event in 2017 are the personable and hard working folks at Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown Pennsylvania. Harry Purcell owns the facility and will be sponsoring the "Stars of Tomorrow" Tuesday night, March 7th for the young racers from all of the Quarter Midget Clubs in the local area. Adams Brothers has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610 264 2334. Business hours are: Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM, Friday 8 to 4 and Saturday hours are 8 until Noon. Adams Brothers is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is on board and information regarding the Stage One Modifieds is log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Searock Fabrication & Speed can be reached at: 610-746-5477. Jeff's Automotive can be reached by phone at: 610-253-6565 or their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Enterprise Car Sales is on board and they can be reached at: 484-661-4555 or their webiste at: www.enterprisecarsales.com

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Drag Cars, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 305, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Accord and OCFS will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 5 - (Starting at 1:00) – Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff’s Automotive and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa’s Auto Repair presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Menne Motorsports Welcomes Mike’s Hard Lemonade Back In 2017

PETERSEN MEDIA- The 2017 season is quickly approaching in Northern California, and one of the regions most competitive teams, Menne Motorsports, is pleased to welcome Mike’s Hard Lemonade back as a major marketing partner for what is shaping up to be a 45-race season.

“The Menne Motorsports team is currently putting together a very ambitious schedule that has me extremely excited to get the season started,” Menne Motorsports driver, Sean Becker said. “I am excited to have Mike’s Hard Lemonade on board, and their support will allow us to make this schedule possible.”

Menne Motorsports’ main objective in the season ahead is to claim the championship with the upstart Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards during their 13-race schedule, but will also be in action with various sanctioning bodies across the state, as well as competing at Silver Dollar Speedway very often.

“I am so grateful to have this team’s support, as well as having Mike’s Hard Lemonade with us again in 2017,” Becker added. “Brian Cannon’s hands on help made this possible, and I am fully prepared to do everything in my abilities to make them proud this season.”

With the season getting underway in California in early March, Becker and Menne Motorsports will kick things off at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 3rd and 4th during the Annual Mini Gold Cup.

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s- 0

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports will be in action to open the 2017 up on March 3rd and 4th and Silver Dollar Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

J&J Auto Racing: Going Green, Taking The Checkered

GOING GREEN, TAKING THE CHECKERED

2017 United States Racing Season Gets Underway in Florida

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Feb. 10, 2017) – The green flag dropped on the 2017 racing season in the United States on Thursday, February 9, at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) in Ocala, Fla., and J&J Auto Racing saw factory driver, Donny Schatz, and his No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team take the checkered flag for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) in the first night of racing.

In addition to Schatz, J&J Auto racing will see several team representatives compete both at BRP on Feb. 10 – 11 and next week in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP) on Feb. 15 – 19. Caleb Helms, Joey Saldana, Bradley Howard, TJ Michael and newly “retired” Tony Stewart will compete at both BRP and VSP, while Lucas Wolfe will join the fray at VSP for next week’s events.

On February 1, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will begin today, February 1, 2017, and run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Blurton Chasing IMCA Championship in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (Feb. 9, 2017) - On the heels of his most successful season, Zach Blurton is ready for the next step in his young racing career.

Blurton recorded five feature wins and he claimed the IMCA National Rookie of the Year award as well as the United Rebel Sprint Series Colorado Region championship last year. He also finished second in the URSS Kansas Region standings and fourth in the series' national standings. Additionally, he placed 10th in the 2016 IMCA national standings.

Following the overall success and riding the momentum from last year, Blurton is excited to announce he will chase the IMCA national championship in 2017.

"We are ready to step up our program in 2017 and go after the IMCA national championship," he said. "We got a new trailer and toter and a new Eagle Chassis and have put together a pretty aggressive schedule with over 60 shows."

The 2017 title chase begins this Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

"I haven't run in Kilgore in a couple of years," he said. "The last time I was there I finished second so we're excited to get the year started on a positive note."

While Blurton has a new car ready to go, he is starting the year in "old reliable," which is a 2005 JEI chassis.

"That car just seems to work," he said. "We have a newer chassis that we tried to make just like it so we have a good backup. We will start the year with last year's car and last year's motor.

"Our engine builder's (Jon Johnson) wife just passed away and our prayers are with him and we will make do with what we have. We didn't have one problem with our Tornado Racing Engine all year."

Blurton is also quick to credit his dad for getting the team ready for Saturday's race.

"He has been working like 17 hour days, but he got the new trailer organized and ready to go," he said.

Besides chasing the IMCA championship in his 305ci sprint car, Blurton hopes to compete in select 360ci events in 2017 as well.

"We are hoping to purchase a 360 engine to run a handful of shows, but if we don't we will rent one," he said. "I really want to race in that ASCS National Tour deal at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo."

With new equipment and an aggressive racing schedule on tap for 2017, Blurton will also hit the road as a newlywed. In December he and Allyson Blurton "tied the knot."

"She loves racing and supports me and makes this whole deal a lot of fun," Blurton said.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with IMCA 305s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

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

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Younker Brother Farms in LaCrosse, Kan.

"Brian has helped out on the crew and has been a friend for a long time," Blurton said. "He had a pretty good farming year and he always wanted to help so we appreciate his support."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Ti22 Performance, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Excited to Partner With FK Rod Ends to Help 2017 Goals

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Feb. 9, 2017) - FK Rod Ends will help Kevin Mingus work toward his racing goals in 2017 as he continues to transition from asphalt racing to dirt.

Mingus and the Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team have been very busy the past few months building a team to take on the best 305ci sprint car teams in the country this season. FK Rod Ends, which is a leading manufacturer of rod ends and spherical bearings that is based in Southington, Conn., will provide a key component to the race car.

"I'm so excited about FK Rod Ends coming on board," Mingus said. "This is a first for me. I've never had a product sponsor in my racing career. To be able to get a company in the racing community to help us means a lot."

Mingus said FK Rod Ends will be supplying all of the team's rod ends and equipment for 2017.

"This deal came about because of our partnership with Dave Biro III and his relationships in the racing industry," he said. "He has some more deals lined up and hopefully we will have some more great announcements in the coming weeks."

The Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team plans to compete at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Fridays and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturdays with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series in 2017.

UP NEXT -

March 24 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"FK Rod Ends helps a lot of race teams all over the world and I'm honored they committed to helping us," Mingus said. "They are a family oriented company and I really like working with businesses with that focus."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop and Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental.

 

 

Shipley Records Career-Best Winged Sprint Car Result During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 9, 2017) - Joshua Shipley opened his 2017 campaign by registering his career-best winged sprint car result last Saturday at Wildcat Raceway, where he powered the Alan and Kaylene Verville owned race car to his first-ever top-five finish.

"We've had a lot of great races when we were in contention to win, but our finishes haven't shown it," Shipley said. "We finally had a solid finish and that was the No. 1 goal of the weekend."

The event began with Shipley advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race on the tricky track during the afternoon event in the desert.

"We were a victim of circumstance with the race track being so dry and one lane," he said. "The car was pretty good, but there wasn't much you could do. Me, Alan and Kaylene put together a good game plan for the main event to get to the front faster because we knew the track would take rubber."

Shipley started the 20-lap main event on the outside of the fourth row because of his heat race result.

"The start was everything because track position was crucial, but you didn't want to burn your tires up," he said. "Do you push hard early or do you conserve a little? I waited until about halfway to make a hard charge and by that time it was too late."

Shipley quickly maneuvered into the top five before dropping two positions midway through the feature.

"Jesse Baker went to the outside and made it stick," he said. "When we went down to the next corner he pulled down in front of me. I tried to miss him because I thought he was going to spin and I lost another position because I got out of the groove. The time it took to get the two positions back really ended our race."

Shipley rebounded in the late stage of the main event as he rallied for a fourth-place result.

"I really needed a caution with about five laps to go," he said. "I was gaining on third place, but I ran out of laps. I learned a lot of things about driving on a dry-slick track. A lot of things clicked. I feel like our performance the last half of the race was how it should have been the whole race. We were really happy with the performance because a lot of things I've been needing to learn I learned and it was the best finish with this team."

Shipley will return to action Feb. 17-18 at Wildcat Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 4 - Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 17-18 at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Up Front Signs

Up Front Signs, which is owned by Shipley's car owner, Alan Verville, is located in Avondale, Ariz.

"Up Front Signs is the No. 1 sponsor of our race team and we're very grateful for the support," Shipley said. "Anyone who needs stickers, graphic work or signs for their business should reach out to Alan because his business does great work."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Christie Grading & Paving, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Begin Second Campaign Together Pennsylvania based team encouraged by '16 successes; aims sights higher in '17

CARLISLE, PA. - February 9, 2017 - CJB Motorsports came into the 2016 season with a new driver and high expectations. Throughout a ten-month season and thousands of miles, CJB and driver David Gravel proved that the combination was to be a formidable pairing with nine wins, including marquee victories at Lernerville Speedway and Eldora Speedway.

"I think we met and even exceeded our expectations for it being our first year together as a team," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We started had a couple of bumps early but once the summer months came around, we were really stout. I felt like we were one of the best cars in the country at that point and we won some big races. I'd say we were extremely happy with it."

With a solid (and successful) season under their belts, Gravel and the CJB team look forward to the 2017 season with many of the same goals. Atop the teams list remain victories at the prestigious 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, the Morgan Hughes National Open and the Kings Royal, a double-digit win season and a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship.

"Every sprint car has that goal of winning those big races and a championship each year," said Gravel. "We're no different there. I think we are really looking to start off our year better. We don't want to be chasing for much of the season. I think we were 300 some points behind Brad (Sweet) at one point. We don't want that this year. We feel confident, though, that we came come out of the gate better. Barry (Jackson) and I have a year of working together, we're using the same equipment and engines and our guys have put in a ton of work over the winter. I think we'll meet that goal."

Rain washed away racing action at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Fl. last year for the team. They will attempt to begin their season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions as the series sanctions three nights of racing action at the 3/8ths of a mile oval. Gravel previously competed at the track when he was an All Star regular.

"Bubba is a fun place to race," said the native of Watertown, Conn. "You always want to win when you head into a track. This is no different but there will be a bit of readjusting to driving and knocking the rust off. I didn't head down to Australia this year so part of it will be me getting back into the swing of things. I don't think that will take along at all with the amount of detail work Barry and the crew have put in. We have a few nights here with the All Stars to get ready. I'm looking forward to it for sure."

Once the checkered flag falls in Ocala, the series and CJB Motorsports will head 40 miles down the road to Volusia Speedway Park for the annual DIRTcar Nationals. Five nights of sprint car action await the team at the worlds fastest half mile.

CAR #5 2017 STATS: Events: 0 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 0 Top-10's: 0 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 0 Average A-main finish: 0 Total Laps Led: 0

UP NEXT: CJB Motorsports heads to Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Fl. for three nights of racing action, beginning on Thursday, February 9th.

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.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Tarlton and Macedo Pair for West Coast Action

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2017) – Macedo will once again be behind the wheel of the Tarlton Motorsports No.21x for several races this season. He will begin the year making appearances with the King of the West Series along with the World of Outlaws West Coast tour in March.

“I’m glad I get the opportunity to continue to race in the Tarlton No.21x. I’ve been with them for five years and it’s really fun getting to race closer to home with family. I’m so grateful Tom and Tommy have given me this opportunity again, along with so many other breaks in my racing career,” said Macedo. “It should be an eventful year racing with the two teams and I’m looking forward to hopefully getting both of them some wins.”

With the addition of the Tarlton ride, Macedo will add approximately 25 events to his ever growing 2017 race season. He is slated to fulfill 40 plus races throughout the Midwest with Joe Gaerte Racing.

This is Carson’s fifth year piloting the Tarlton Motorsports machine. Owner’s Tom Tarlton and Tommy Tarlton are well known for their love of black themed race cars. Macedo anticipates this year’s car will be no different. The new paint scheme is to be revealed at a later date.

“We all like working with Carson. He’s a great kid. He shows improvement every time he gets in the car. Tom and I are fortunate to be able to help him with these opportunities. It should be a fun year. We know Carson will give one hundred percent,” said Tarlton.

You can find Carson Macedo in the Tarlton Motorsports 21x Saturday, March 4, 2017, with the King of the West series at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Carson’s full schedule can be found here.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Tarlton and Sons Incorporated, Elite Landscaping, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Allstar Performance, Executive Auto Sales, Bandy and Associates, and BG Oils and Lubricants.

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For more information on becoming a DPM customer visit www.dubpubmedia.com, by email at Whitney@dubpubmedia.com, or by phone at 901-237-5652.

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing Continues Alignment with Curb, Begins New Relationship with Ford Performance

INDIANAPOLIS - (Feb. 9, 2017) - ​With the 2017 season set to open for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) in Florida Thursday, the team is focused on continuing to set the standard in short track racing with two of the most accomplished drivers in all of motorsports. Behind the wheels of the TSR Sprint cars are eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, 1997 IndyCar champion and 1995 USAC triple crown winner Tony Stewart.

Recent announcements of partnerships for TSR with Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles (side-by-sides or ROVs), and Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, serving as primary sponsor roles on the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J and TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat/Curb/Ford Performance J&J, are followed by today’s announcement by the team of continued support from Curb/Agajanian’s Mike Curb and partner Cary Agajanian in co-entrant role and the addition of Ford Performance as a partner on both TSR cars.

“The strength of any team is the sum of its parts and we are so fortunate at TSR to be surrounded by so many incredible people and partners,” said Stewart. “It takes a total team effort to have success, and to sustain that success, a vision of the future must continue to evolve from within. Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been part of our commitment to championships the past five seasons helping us to continue raising the bar in this sport. And I’m extremely excited that Ford Performance is teaming up with our organization with an eye the future.”

Curb’s long tradition of motorsports involvement dates back to the early 1980s. TSR became part of their history in 2010 when Curb/Agajanian became a co-entrant on TSR’s United States Auto Club (USAC) entries. While earning USAC championships in both the Silvercrown and Sprint car series with Levi Jones, Bobby East and Bryan Clauson, Schatz carried the Curb brand to a 2012 WoO championship and a victory in the 2013 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals before Curb/Agajanian elevated to co-entrant on the TSR No. 15 in 2014. TSR/Curb-Agajanian won the 2014 and 2015 Knoxville Nationals and the last three WoO championships heading into 2017.

“Curb Records and Curb-Agajanian Motorsports are extremely excited about expanding our relationship with Tony Stewart with Tony driving alongside teammate Donny Schatz,” said Mike Curb. “Tony has won in everything he has ever participated in and now we will have two of the greatest Sprint Car drivers of all time on the same team.”

Ford Performance returns to Sprint car racing with an affiliation with TSR and will work to develop a 410 cubic inch engine package the teams ultimately will compete with. In the interim, both Schatz and Stewart will continue competing with their current motor programs.

“We are happy to be partnering with Tony Stewart Racing in this racing effort,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Performance. “Tony and his team have been leaders in many of the grassroots racing efforts in this country, and we are happy to assist them in this program going forward. Although our Ford engine will not be ready at the start of this season, we are committed to getting a competitive engine package available to this program as soon as possible.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, Stewart and TSR throughout the 2017 season on the Web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.tonystewart.com and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

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

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

About Curb

Celebrating over 50 years, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved over 400 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records has been honored as Billboard Magazine’s Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records Magazine’s Overall Gold Label of the Year. For more information, visit www.curb.com.

About Ford Performance

Ford's racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA sportsmen drag racing. In addition, Ford's action motorsport programs involve FIA World Rallycross and Formula Drift. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford's racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing's activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com,www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 21 short-track racing titles (14 in the United States Auto Club and seven World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2017, TSR will field a team for eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and also a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @TonyStewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.

 

 

1000 Islands RV Centre to be Title Sponsor for Canada Tour 2017 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

SYRACUSE, NY – After a very successful 2016 season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS), 2017 is promising to be even more exciting! With that comes the announcement of 1000 Islands RV Centre as the title sponsor for the Canada Tour 2017.

Each year events north of the border carry a separate point fund from the overall Lucas Oil championship and this year marks the inaugural season for the successful company located in Gananoque, Ontario.

“Our events in Canada are a vital part of our tour and overall ESS championship,” ESS President Chuck Miller mentions. “While carrying points towards the overall title, we also have a separate point standings for just the Canadian events and we are honored to have 1000 Islands RV Centre aboard for the first time as the sponsor of the point fund. We have several teams that reside in Canada that might not be able to do the entire tour, so this gives them a championship to shoot for as well.”

Events held at Autodrome’s Granby and Drummond, Ohsweken, Merrittville, Mohawk Int’l, Le RPM, Cornwall and the return of Brockville will carry points for the Canada Tour 2017. Last season, Steve Poirier edged Jason Barney for the Tour Canada title with Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner and Jeff Cook following.

1000 Islands RV Centre desires to be a respected, thriving Retail Leader in the RV Industry. We will provide the absolute best sales, service, rental and purchase experience in Ontario! Our desire is to share our resources and “give back” to make a difference in our community and the world.

1000 Islands RV Centre sells and services RV’s, Trailers, Parts and Accessories through exceptional professional customer service, a large selection of quality products, fair pricing and creating an incomparable purchase and service experience.

You will experience a very easy and straight forward approach, taking the risk out of buying! Our top priority is to earn your business and make you want to remain our customer for life. 1000 Islands RV Centre is your gateway to the great outdoors. For more information, please visit http://www.1000islandsrv.com/index.cfm or you can also call,800-837-6556.

It’s the 35th season for the Lucas Oil ESS traveling road show and our friends to the North will see the winged machines on many occasions. The first events will be June 2 and 3 at Granby and Drummond before heading to the Cornwall Motor Speedway on June 4. ESS is also proud to be a part of the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals weekend at Brockville with a special event on October 14th.

1000 Islands RV Centre and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will continue the 35 year tradition of excitement guaranteed!

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

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Lucas Oil Tyson Perez Memorial bought to you by GT Bobcat.

Nominations have rolled in for the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial with entries from N.T, ACT, SA, Vic and the USA and all the 360 hot shots wanting to be a part of this emotionally charged event. Numbers are already in the mid 30’s and the race paying $3000 to win with a total payout of $12K on the A Main. For the 6th year in a row Travis Rilat has flown in from Texas this week to compete in the race meeting held to honour his mate and again will be driving the PJS Motorsport USA29 XXX. Rilat winning the event last year is focused on repeating his efforts again.

Tony Bartlett Auto’s SA75 Cool has won the event 2 times in the past with Matt Egel behind the wheel. Bartlett has Chris Solomon driving this season and both Solomon and Bartlett will be giving it their all to take out the win. This event is very special to car owner Tony Bartlett as he knew Spud for many years, with a young Spud travelling with the Bartlett team on the road for World Series. TB would dearly love to make it No 3 for the team. Chris also has special memories of Tyson and won the inaugural event so No 2 would be special for him also.

SA22 Chad Ely was close mates with Tyson and will be there to be part of the night. Ely has been on the dais many times for this event and a win has been on his ‘bucket list ‘since the race was introduced but he hasn’t just quite managed it. Competition will be hard and fast with V7 Paul Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA44 Dan Evans, V77 Darren Mollenoyux, SA33 Mark Caruso, SA69 Cody Atkins, V36 Tim Van Ginnekin, SA45 Jake Tranter just to name a few of the stars rolling out for the event .

Be a part of this very special event. The emotion is sure to be raw and the racing fast. Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier Saturday night 11th February. On track action starts at 5.30.

 

 

RUSH SERIES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NON-WING SPRINT CAR SERIES THROUGH PACE PERFORMANCE FOR 2018; TO DEBUT WITH $20,000+ POINT FUND FEATURING $5000 TO-WIN WEEKLY SERIES PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP

By Mike Leone

February 8, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...On the heels of multiple exciting announcements concerning the continued expansion of RUSH throughout the off-season, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a non-wing Sprint Car division! The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with the ability of its technical rules package to be adopted throughout the country. The program will be kicked off with the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion! The RUSH Sprint Cars will join the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks on the dirt side of the RUSH Racing Series umbrella.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 crate sprint car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, on $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks and an affordable spec Hoosier Tire. The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000.

"Every year we're asked about creating a Sprint Car division under RUSH," explained Series Director Vicki Emig. "I think the timing is perfect to introduce this division to our region, and I feel certain that the same success that we've seen over the years with our other RUSH divisions will be duplicated in the RUSH Sprint Cars. Rather than waiting until the fall or winter, we wanted to get this announcement out now so drivers have plenty of time to prepare to participate in the spring of 2018. We're really looking forward to bringing all of the valuable and exciting programs that have helped propel the growth and success of all of our other RUSH divisions throughout the years to our Sprint Car program and its racers."

"While the 410 Winged Sprint Car division continues to be popular, we feel there's a great need for an more affordable, cost-contained Sprint Car division in the region," continued Emig. "After much discussion and thought, we felt the non-wing/GM 602 crate was the direction we should pursue. The division will be modeled after our Sportsman Modified division, which has grown in leaps in bounds over the past three years. As a non-wing division, the class will also offer a different product for the fans."

Throughout the past several weeks, several former and current stellar "410" Sprint Car drivers have been consulted to discuss their thoughts and gather their input on the Series and its place in the future of regional Sprint Car racing. Their response, support and endorsements have been tremendous and a press release containing their remarks will be released soon by the Series. One of those racers that immediately stepped up to not only offer his support of the concept, but to also financially enhance the program was Scott Bonnell.

"I believe creating a economical non-wing Sprint Car division to western Pa- eastern Ohio area will be beneficial to both racing fans and those wanting to get into an affordable form of open wheel Sprint Car racing," expressed Scott Bonnell. "Vicki Emig and her team have a proven record of success, and I believe we'll see this division be no exception! Bonnell's Rod Shop is proud to be the Weekly Series sponsor and is excited to be a part of this 'back to grassroots racing'. My grandfather, Al Bonnell, a national midget champion, would be very proud!"

A schedule of events will be developed utilizing numerous RUSH-sanctioned speedways throughout the region that will give the RUSH Sprint Car racers a full schedule of events and incentive to begin preparing for the 2018 season. The possibility exists for a possible exhibition event(s) during the fall of this season.

"Just as we did for our other divisions, especially the Sportsman Modifieds in the inaugural season, we'll look to have several regional speedways host events to give racers a full schedule, which will allow them numerous opportunities to accumulate points towards our championship programs," added Emig. "Our RUSH-sanctioned speedway partners have always played a very important part in our ability to introduce and grow the various RUSH divisions. Last year, six different regional speedways hosted events for the Sportsman Mods. That class has grown from an average of 10 cars a night at Sharon in 2014 to around 15 the second full season to over 22 a night in 2016. Year two saw us add a Touring schedule, which has grown over the past two years. A record 29 cars were at Lernerville at the final event, and we're anticipating even more cars in that division this season."

"It's very impressive to come out of the box with a point fund of more than $20,000," stated Emig. "I cannot thank Scott Bonnell enough for stepping up and growing this inaugural RUSH Weekly Series point fund for the Sprint. Since Scott quit racing, he's given back so much to racing, and we're very proud to have his and so many other Sprint Car drivers' endorsements. With more than a year's time before the first official race, we'll continue to work hard to bring additional benefits to the Series such as contingencies and a Manufacturers Night like our other divisions."

As with other the RUSH divisions, membership is never mandatory; however, does allow racers to compete in the $20,050 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund and "Futures Cup" (see breakdown below) and grants an additional $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy when competing at RUSH speedways. The cost of membership is $125.

An informational meeting and seminar has been scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City located at 4 Holiday Blvd, Mercer, PA 16137. For additional information on the required Pace Performance GM 602 Sprint Car engine package prior to the informational meeting, contact Don Blackshear (Pace Performance) at 330-726-3802. Pace's website is www.paceperformance.com.

A website is in development and will soon be launched at www.rushsprintcars.com. In the meantime, like our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

"Futures Cup" (minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

Bonnell's Rod Shop is located at 8000A Middle Rd., Fairview, PA 16415. Bonnell's Rod Shop specializes in classic, custom, and modified vehicles. Their staff is dedicated to providing each and every customer the very best in workmanship and customer service. With over 100 years of combined experience building quality hot rods is in their blood. Whether you need a taillight bulb replaced or you want them to create a one off show piece.

Scott Bonnell and his Auto Group that also includes Bonnell's Collision Center with locations in Erie, Pa. and Fairview, Pa. is committed to the Erie community. Their 80 local employees volunteer their time and services in the community to make Erie stronger. They are a proud sponsor of Auto Racers For Kids Charities, please check out their on-going community events. For more information, check out their websites at www.bonnellsrodshop.com and www.bonnellcollision.com. Be sure to like the Bonnell's Rod Shop Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bonnellsrodshop.

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.

 


 

Whell’s Winning Feeling

Heading into last Saturday night’s Firecracker 50 Lapper at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, local racer David Whell wasn’t considered one of the favourites. However, that didn’t stop him from romping to his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race win.

Armed with a new engine package from KRE Race Engines leading up to the event, it was the perfect tonic for Whell and one of the keys to his maiden feature-race win after four seasons of trying.

After qualifying as the seventh highest point scorer for the 50 Lapper, Whell was on the pace from the drop of the green flag under tough track conditions and quickly moved into podium contention. By the middle stages, which included numerous caution periods, Whell had moved up to second. By lap 32, he had made his way into the lead. Once out in front, he managed to control the pace and greet the chequered flag as the winner.

For Whell, who had yet to reach the podium in his four seasons of Sprintcar racing with numerous fourth-place finishes in past seasons, to score his maiden podium finish, and for it to be as a winner, was an overwhelming feeling for him and the rest of the team.

“This win makes all of the long hours working on the car and travelling to and from the track, along with the highs and lows, worthwhile,” expressed a jubilant Whell, who prior to stepping into 410 Sprintcars was a Lightning Sprint racer, where he was both an Australian and Queensland Title holder.

“It was really tough out there throughout the feature race and you really had to drive with your head and not make many mistakes on the unforgiving track surface, and I was able to do that consistency and it rewarded me with the best possible result.”

Whell continued on by saying that prior to the upset Firecracker 50 Lapper win, the 2016-17 season had been a challenging one.

“So far this season we’ve struggled a lot and it has hurt us, as we chased better results and getting that consistency in order to be fast,” he admitted.

“After the previous weekend’s Australian Championship in Sydney, I had to make a change, and that change was in the form of another engine. I contacted Kenny from KRE and he hooked up me up with another engine to try. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but as soon as I hit the track with it, I could notice a massive difference and it definitely played a massive part in my success on the night.”

With his confidence at an all-time high, Whell is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of his Qld # 9 Toowoomba Car Wreckers supported Cool car on the Saturday night of February 18 at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

Whell would like to thank his 2016-17 season sponsors: Toowoomba Car Wreckers, Linear Graphics, On Shore Oils, JCW Towing, KRE Race Engines, Wilko’s Metal Recycling, Allyarc Welding and Fabrication, Apelt Flooring, and One-Stop Stationary Supplies. Special thanks: Jenny (wife), Nicholas (son), Brian, Steve, Nick, Zac, Cookie, and Lambo.

 

 

Sauer’s Satisfying Comeback

Returning to the driver’s seat on Saturday night after spending last season on the sidelines, due to injury, Mick Sauer was shocked by his seamless comeback at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, finishing runner up in the Firecracker 50.

Assuming that Saturday night’s event would simply be a shakedown run to test his brand-new Cool chassis, having spent the past 18 months in recovery after undergoing ankle surgery, Sauer certainly exceeded his own expectations when he powered through the field in the 50-lap feature race to claim second place behind winner David Whell, after starting from position 17.

“If someone had have told me at the start of the night that I’d come away with a second-place finish, I would have said they were crazy,” commented Sauer, who made two appearances in Wayne Brims’s Super Sedan over the Christmas-New Year period and is currently contesting his third season in Sprintcars.

“The car felt great from the start of the feature race and I thought I’d be able to challenge for a top-10 position, but I was able to utilise the bottom of the track and gain some real ground to get up to second.

“We were just hoping to get some laps under our belt, so to achieve this result after an 18-month break, particularly up against drivers the calibre of Robbie Farr (third place), it’s definitely a new career highlight, as well as a huge confidence boost for the team, who did an amazing job with the new car.”

Making his way into the top 10 in the early stages of the feature race, Sauer was able to master the one-lane rubber-down race track and began picking his rivals off one by one, capitalising whenever they would run wide. By lap 32, he had moved up to third when a stoppage saw second-placed Luke Oldfield change tyres during a stoppage, thus being relegated to the rear of the field and elevating Sauer to second.

Hugging the bottom of the track, Sauer managed to hold on to second place for the remaining 18 laps, going on to score his second career podium finish, having first visited the podium at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in his debut season (2013-14), when he finished third.

Planning to contest the remainder of this season in Queensland, while also hoping to potentially travel to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for a race meeting later in the season, Sauer’s next appearance is scheduled for the Saturday night of February 18 at Archerfield Speedway.

Sauer would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their support: Brims Coastal Cement, Pottsville Self Storage, Pottsville Landscape Supplies, Tania’s Ts, Max Autos - South Tweed Heads, Speedway Stickers, and KRE Race Engines.

 

Persistence Rewards Van Ginneken

In the face of adversity, Tim Van Ginneken’s perseverance in Saturday night’s ninth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway certainly paid off, with the Warrnambool, Victoria-based racer coming away with a minor podium finish.

After writing off two chassis’ in the space of a weekend in the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, Van Ginneken was keen to make amends on Saturday night and he was also sitting third in the current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, despite suffering from a virus which had rendered him unwell.

Piloting a brand-new Triple X chassis, supplied by his major sponsor Lowes Auto Repairs, which the team had only finished setting up the night prior, Van Ginneken remarkably qualified third for the 30-lap feature race by virtue of a strong run throughout his heat races and the pole shootout, after attempting to sleep and build up his energy on the way to the track.

Making his way up to second in the early stages, Van Ginneken began to chase down race leader Corey McCullagh; however, a late restart with 10 laps to go caused Van Ginneken’s engine to stumble slightly, allowing McCullagh to pull away and claim the win, with Van Ginneken coming home in second place to score his fifth podium result of the season and it also saw him reclaim his place at the top of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings.

“I was feeling sick as a dog on Saturday night, so to come away with a second-place finish and regain the Eureka Series lead was a very rewarding result,” expressed Van Ginneken, who was pleased to be back in the driver’s seat after he had attended the Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway as a spectator.

“It definitely wasn’t an easy night for the team and I, having to build up a new race car and not being 100 percent fit, but overall it was a successful night for us and we were just glad to be back out on track. I have to give a huge thanks to Lowes Auto Repairs for supplying me with a great machine and also my team for all of their efforts.”

In solid form from the get-go, Van Ginneken managed to overcome his ailment to win his opening heat race, going on to drive from towards the back of the pack to a second-place finish in heat-race two. As the highest point scorer heading into the top-six shootout, his recorded time was good enough for a third-place starting position in the feature race.

It’s gearing up to be a busy month for Van Ginneken, with his next appearance scheduled for the Tyson Perez Memorial this Saturday night at Borderline Speedway, which doubles as the eighth round of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series for 360 Sprintcars. The following Saturday night (February 18), Van Ginneken will head to Hamilton’s Western Speedway to contest the 10th Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round, before travelling to the Perth Motorplex for the World Series Sprintcars Grand Final on the Saturday night of February 25.

March will get underway with the Great Southern Showdown at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on the Saturday night of March 4, which doubles as the 11th Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round, followed by round 12 of the series at Simpson Speedway on the Saturday night of March 11.

Van Ginneken team would like to thank his 2016-17 season sponsors: Lowes Auto Repairs and South West Conveyancing. Special thanks: Brony, Chase, Lexi, Jimmy, Alex, Lindsay, Paul, Troy and Steve.

To find out more about Van Ginneken, LIKE him on Facebook by searching TVG Motorsport v36-v86-w56.

Latest Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Point Standings:
1. Tim Van Ginneken - 2763 points
2. Corey McCullagh - 2659
3. Glen Sutherland - 2635
4. Brett Milburn - 2586
5. Brayden Parr - 2192

 

 

Mixed Run for Keen Brothers

Saturday night dealt the Keen brothers, Daniel and Michael, a mixed bag of results in the 25th running of the Western Australian 360 Sprintcar Title at Collie Speedway, with Daniel coming away with an impressive second-place finish and Michael suffering an unfortunate DNF.

It certainly wasn’t an easy run for Daniel, having started ninth for the WA Title-deciding feature-race after a difficult run in his heat races. Managing to outlast his rivals in what was a long and disjointed feature race, Daniel powered through the field to the runner-up spot before launching a successful attack on eventual winner Mitch Wormall for the lead in the closing laps.

Unfortunately for Daniel, a red-light stoppage before the lap could be completed, immediately relegated him back to second place where he remained to achieve what was ultimately a runner-up result.

“The red light coming out just as I had taken the lead was disappointing but that’s racing, and I’m still very pleased with a second-place finish in the WA Title,” expressed Daniel.

“I’m more disappointed for Michael, who I’m sure would have been tough to beat if it weren’t for his mechanical issues. We have to focus on the positives, which were that both of our cars showed good speed and were competitive, which is thanks to the hard work put in by our team.”

After a dominant performance throughout the night, which included winning the Gold Shootout, defending WA Champion Michael opted to start on the outside of the front row for the feature race; however, a loss of power steering prior to the drop of the green ultimately caused him to slip back to third before tagging the wall and retiring from the feature race on lap eight.

Michael showed his pace early on in the night, scoring the quickest overall time in hot laps, with Daniel fifth fastest overall. The heat-race action saw Michael drive to victory in his opening heat race, backing it up with a fourth-place finish after starting eighth and placing him at the top of the points heading into the Gold Shootout. Daniel finished fifth and second in his heat races before going on to achieve his impressive WA Title runner-up result.

For their next appearance, Daniel and Michael will head to Bunbury Speedway, where they will contest the eighth 360 Power Series round on the Saturday night of February 18.

Keens Race Team is proudly supported by the following 2016-17 season sponsors: Dynamite Dan’s Cleaning Services, Keens Driver Training, Keenquip Race Gear, Mainfreight, United Oil, Panelworx, Monster Graphics, Diesel Force, and D&R Machining. Special thanks: John, Heather, Rachel, Kenedy and Kylie.

To find out more about the Keens Race Team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Keens Race Team.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio –Since 1951 Fremont Speedway has been the center of dirt racing in Ohio. The 2017 season will continue to provide the entertainment that has lead Fremont Speedway to be known around the world as "The Track That Action Built." The 67th season of racing will kick off on April 22nd.

“Fremont Speedway has such an electric, exciting atmosphere as well as a rich history and traditions that give fans and competitors a place to have fun every week. Fremont Speedway has paved the way for many drivers and crew members to move on to traveling series. Defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah and his brother, Brian, the All Star mechanic of the year nearly a dozen times, started their racing careers at Fremont Speedway. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Fred Linder and Rick Ferkel started their careers at Fremont Speedway,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

The 2017 season will have something exciting for everyone with our weekly classes that feature 410 and 305 sprint cars as well as the very popular dirt trucks and the body banging action of the 602 late models.

“We pride ourselves on being the track for the working family who wants to race and have fun. Like our competitors, we race for a hobby…to have fun with family and friends. We go to work to make a living and racing is our way to relax. We want to thank all of our area business partners, race teams, and fans for their continued, dedicated support. It takes everyone to have success for 67 years,” Farmer said.

The season begins April 22 with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics – one of 10 appearances of the series – and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints presented by Engine Pro – one of five appearances of the series. The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

Some of the highlights of Fremont Speedway’s 2017 season include:

- Saturday, April 29 – 305-360 Challenge with the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders. All students in Sandusky County schools will get into the night’s racing free.

- Saturday, May 13 – Rick’s Trucks & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS), non-wing sprints. Free camping will be available for fans.

- Saturday, May 27 – North vs. South featuring the FAST series and Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating, $5,000 to win.

- Saturday, June 3 – Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies prior to the racing. Featured will be the 305 Race of Legends with former sprint drivers encompassing hundreds of wins and dozens of championships. It is also a FAST 410 Series point night.

- Saturday, June 24 – For the first time in several seasons the American Late Model Series (ALMS) will visit Fremont Speedway. It is Ladies Night and the first 3,000 ladies get in free!

- Saturday, July 1 – Open Wheel Shootout featuring the FAST 410 and 305 series and the NRA/Great Lakes Sprint Series (GLSS).

- Tuesday, Aug. 22 – The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprints will entertain to open the Sandusky County Fair. Sprint car racing returned to the fair in 2016 – the first time since 1976. The ladies truck powder puff race will also be held.

- Saturday, Sept. 9 – Championship Night. The coveted track champions will be crowned. All former track champions have been invited back to meet the fans.

- Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16 – the 10th Annual Jim Ford Classic. Friday will feature another “North vs. South” event with the FAST 410 Sprint Series battling the OSCS. It will be the championship night for the FAST 410 Sprint Series as well with the late models also in action. Saturday will be the championship night for the FAST 305 Sprint Series. The weekend includes bands entertaining following the races both nights. The Fremont Speedway queen and little queen contest will take place on Saturday.

- Saturday, Sept. 30 – BOSS sprints running for $5,000 to win for the Mike Hensel Memorial.

- Saturday, Oct. 7 – Run What You Brung Night. There will be a campground party following the races.

“As you will see in the schedule, there are many, many events that involve the fans. On May 20th we honor those who serve our country with Armed Forces Night giving all military personnel both past and present admission into the races for only $5 (with proper military identification). We have Mascot Night on May 6th with many businesses and organizations bringing their mascots out and handing out goodies. We have a classic car cruise-in on June 10th along with Throw Back Night on July 29th where fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts,” said Farmer.

Farmer noted the track will work with area organizations and charities throughout the summer.

“Fremont Speedway, working with area organizations, has helped raise over $100,000 in recent years. For example, on June 17th we have Fan With a Can Night hoping our great fans help feed area residents in need and we will give away a free grill,” added Farmer.

For more information about Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com and like Fremont Speedway on Facebook and follow in Twitter.

Fremont Speedway 2017 Schedule (races may be added, cancelled or changed)

Saturday, April 22 – Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night – 410, 305, trucks, late models – Fan Favorite Night @*

Saturday, April 29 – Tanks Meats Night – 305/360 Challenge, trucks, late models – Students Race Into Summer Night

Saturday, May 6 – Baumann Auto Group Night – 410, 305, trucks, late models – Mascot Hero Night @

Saturday, May 13 – Fremont Federal Credit Union Night – BOSS Non-wing Sprints; 305s, trucks, late models – Free Camping

Saturday, May 20 – Root’s Poultry Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Armed Forces Night, $5 ticket with military identification @

Saturday, May 27 – Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Night – North vs. South FAST/OSCS, $5,000 to win; 305s, trucks, late models @

Saturday, June 3 – Vision Quest Night – 410 sprints; 305 legends race, trucks, late models, vintage cars – Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Induction prior to the racing @

Saturday, June 10 – Kistler Engines Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Classic Cruise In Car Show @*

Saturday, June 17 – Amerigas Propane Mid-Season Championship – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Fan with a Can Night, grill give-away.

Saturday, June 24 – Smith Family Foods – ALMS, 305s, trucks – Ladies Night

Saturday, July 1 – Willies Sales and Service Night – 410s, 360s, 305s – Open Wheel Shoot-Out @*

Saturday, July 8 – Crown Battery Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models

Saturday, July 22 – Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Family Fun Night

Saturday, July 29 – Kear’s Speed Shop Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Throw Back Night @*

Saturday, Aug. 5 – Finishline Race Fuel Night – 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Community Night @

Tuesday, Aug. 22 – Pub 400 Night – 305 Fair Race, powder puff

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Kistler Racing Products Night – Season Championship, 410s, 305s, trucks, late models – Salute Our Champions Night

Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 – Johnny Auxter Days. Antique farm equipment ands race cars will be on display during the races Saturday with a full day of vintage racing planned Sunday.

Friday, Sept. 15 – 10th Annual Jim Ford Classic – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night – FAST/OSCS, 305s, late models – Band in campground following races @*

Saturday, Sept. 16 – 10th Annual Jim Ford Classic – JLH General Contractor Night – FAST/OSCS, 305s, trucks – Band in campground following races

Saturday, Sept. 30 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night – Mike Hensel Memorial – BOSS Non-Wing Sprints, 305s, trucks, late models

Saturday, Oct. 7 – Fremont Auto Parts Night – Run What You Brung – Campgrounds Party with live music after races

@ denotes FAST 410 event

* denotes FAST 305 event

 

 

Herrera Captures Season-Opening Victory at Wildcat Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2017) - The 2017 season couldn't have started much better for Johnny Herrera, who was victorious last Saturday at Wildcat Raceway.

Herrera received a phone call last week asking if he could fill in for J.T. Imperial during the afternoon event. After hopping on a flight and heading into the desert, Herrera said the transition was seamless.

"They are friends of mine and I've known them for a long time," he said. "I sold them a car this winter and he wasn't feeling well so they called me and asked if I wanted to come out. I don't think they changed much of anything from the way the car was last year. It worked out perfect."

Herrera kicked off the race by advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the 20-lap main event.

"The track had taken rubber during the non-wing show right before us so I knew I had to get to the lead quickly," he said. "The track stayed racy for a few laps. I went to the bottom in turns three and four on the start and it paid off."

Herrera maneuvered into third place on the opening lap before taking over second place on the ensuing lap. A couple of laps later he drove around Rick Ziehl for the top spot and never looked back.

"In turns one and two the best way around there was around the cushion," Herrera said. "I never left that top until toward the end when enough guys had run the bottom so it was starting to get some spotty rubber. The car was pretty good and where I was running in turns one and two I wasn't hurting the tire for the majority of the race. Turns three and four were locked down rubber and you had to be careful not to miss it. I tried to keep the tires underneath me and not spin them."

Herrera said he plans on returning to Wildcat Raceway to drive for Imperial on Feb. 17-18.

"It was good to get some laps in and get that first win," he said. "Hopefully we can go back in a couple of weeks and repeat our success."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 4 - Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Feb. 17-18 at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Competition Suspension, Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Full-time teams/owners (those who haven’t missed a race) that win an Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards A-main in 2017 will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing. With the extra money added in, it allows full-time SCCT competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night.

“We really want to thank Kyle Larson Racing for the support of our inaugural Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards season,” commented SCCT Business Manager/ Announcer Gary Thomas. “The unique thing about the bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Kyle is someone that of course grew up racing around here and no matter how far he has gone, he’s always remembered where he came from.”

In the event that a tour regular doesn’t win the feature, that $500 will roll over into the winners share for the season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 4. The KLR bonus money will automatically be up for grabs at the opener in Antioch on April 1, meaning the A-main will pay $3,000-to-win!

KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

1. Available to any car owner who is a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. 2. Full-time participant is defined as a car owner who has not missed any Sprint Car Challenge Tour race up to that point of the schedule. 3. A car owner does not have to utilize the same driver at all events, nor does a driver have to utilize the same car owner in order to collect the bonus money. However, the A-Main winning car owner MUST BE a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. PLEASE NOTE: a full-time driver is not eligible for the bonus if that driver wins a Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-Main in a car whose owner is not a full-time participant. 4. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participants at the first scheduled race the $500.00 bonus WILL be paid to the A-Main winner. 5. The first Sprint Car Challenge Tour event is defined as the first actual A-Main race to be completed, regardless of track location, as weather or other factors may affect the race schedule.

KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ROLLOVER

1. If the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus money goes uncollected at any 2017 Sprint Car Challenge Tour event the $500.00 bonus money will roll over to the A-Main (see item #2) at the final 2017 SCCT event at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 4, 2017. 2. If there is unclaimed $500.00 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus money from any event(s), the total unclaimed bonus money rolling over to the above referenced Stockton Dirt Track race will be paid to the winner of the A-Main race, regardless if the car owner is a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participant. For this event only, the car owner DOES NOT need not be a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participant. 3. If, for any reason, the Stockton Dirt Track event is cancelled the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money will roll over to the first Sprint Car Challenge Tour event of 2018.

 

 

Reutzel Begins 2017 Effort at Bubba Raceway Park

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 8, 2017) – Another full season of racing is about to fire off for Aaron Reutzel as the Clute, TX, racer is set to take on the All Star Circuit of Champions in this weekend’s trio of events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

While Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team set sights on a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship in three years after capturing the 2015 title, a full dose of Florida action is on tap first as Reutzel embarks on an ambitious schedule of more than 80 events.

“We’ve always got around there pretty good, we just haven’t always had the greatest luck,” Reutzel relates. “We won an ASCS race there a couple of years ago and were leading one All Star race when we had engine problems. Hopefully we can have a little luck on our side and get 2017 off to a good start.”

Following this weekend’s All Star Circuit of Champions triple, action shifts to Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park for five nights of Winter Nationals competition on February 15-19 including the opening three nights of World of Outlaws action before shifting to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park for the $10,000-to-win “King of 360’s” Ronald Laney Memorial on February 23-25.

Another pair of World of Outlaws weekends in Texas and Las Vegas will then await the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign swings into action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Dallas, TX, on March 17-18.

While Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team fire into action after a 2016 season that included eight overall feature wins, Reutzel has already seen some on-track action in 2017 with last month’s 31st Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

“It was a last minute deal,” Reutzel said of the pairing aboard Tyson Hall’s Midget, whom he formerly competed against in the Micro Sprint Car ranks.

Reutzel made the most of his first full Midget outing after his rookie Chili Bowl effort in 2016 was plagued by mechanical problems.

This time, Reutzel took on a field of more than 90 entries in the Tuesday, January 10, Chili Bowl qualifier and raced from 18th to 12th in the “A” Main after topping one of the twin “B” Mains. Among the field of 365 entries, Reutzel raced from a Chili Bowl “C” Main in the Saturday championship finale and then had a transfer position within sight in “B” Main action before getting collected in a late tangle.

“When we got up to ninth, I really thought we had a shot of making it to the feature,” Reutzel said. “For a last-minute deal, it went really well.”

Now, Reutzel and the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team are set to take on the All Stars at Ocala. The uniquely-shaped track is one that Reutzel has enjoyed success at before with some strong 410-ci outings to go along with an ASCS triumph in 2015.

He’ll try to add to the win column beginning on Thursday night.

2017 Quick Stats: 2 races (2016 stats: 99 races, 8 wins, 33 top-fives, 50 top-tens)

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 9-11.

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.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Earns ‘Best Track/Series’ Social Media Honor in annual Speed51.com Awards presented by JEGS

OSWEGO, NY (February 8, 2017) – Oswego Speedway received its second honor in as many days as a part of Speed51.com’s “51’s” presented by JEGS, earning the distinction of having the ‘Best Track/Series Social Media’ presence in all of short track racing for 2016.

Since 2012, Oswego Speedway has ramped up its social media efforts across the platforms of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Speedway public relations representatives provide weekly and sometimes daily driver features, up to the minute promotions and recaps, as well as weekly video promos, commercials, and news productions to keep fans informed and up to date, as well as promoting drivers, teams, and sponsors.

Last season part of Oswego Speedway’s social media presence surrounded chronicling the Speedway’s transformation from asphalt to dirt for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, utilizing several stories, photos, and even video to capture the process.

While the Speedway uses social media as a way to promote events and recap races to over 20,000 registered fans and followers online, one of its main goals is to support and promote Speedway partners and sponsors.

In recent years the number of Speedway marketing partners has climbed to new heights, thanks in part to the coverage they have received online along with drivers and teams.

Finishing second in the ‘Best Track/Series Social Media’ category was the World of Outlaws followed by NASCAR Home Tracks, the Pro All Stars Series and Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

DHR Suspension Welcomes Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing and Joey Saldana to Team

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Feb. 8, 2017) - DHR Suspension is excited to announce a partnership with Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing as the newly formed team is aiming for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship in 2017.

The team and its driver, 99-time World of Outlaws feature winner Joey Saldana, will utilize Pro Shocks built by DHR Suspension.

"I've worked with (crew chief) Tyler Swank for quite a while when he was with Kerry Madsen and when he went to Roth last year with Saldana," DHR Suspension Owner Derek Hagar said. "It carried over to this camp and I'm looking forward to having a strong year with them and getting that World of Outlaws championship."

Hagar said it is also special to work with team co-owner and NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is a fellow racer from the Midsouth.

"We grew up racing go karts and sprint cars together," Hagar said. "It's nice to work with him and this new team to try to help them have success this year.

"I can't wait to get this season underway for all of my clients. I want to thank them all for their support. We are continuing to grow DHR Suspension and recently bought an Accu-Force spring smasher for the late model side. This is shaping up to be a great year."

To learn more about the company message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact/ or call 901-268-5612.

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

Smith Debuting New Team This Weekend as He Begins All Star Title Hunt

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2017) - Ryan Smith will debut the new Leidig/Warko/Smith sprint car team and begin his hunt for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title this weekend in sunny Florida, where he has been preparing the last few days.

The All Stars kick off the 2017 season with the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park this Thursday through Saturday before shifting to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., Feb. 15-16. Smith then plans to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Volusia Speedway Park Feb. 17-19.

The Florida events will be the first time Smith has competed in the Sunshine State in his young sprint car career.

"Tom (Leidig) has kept things rolling down here," he said. "He loves to work on the car. He had the truck and trailer all organized. All we had to do when I got here was fire the car up and button up a few things. We plan to shake the car down Wednesday.

"In order to be a success you have to surround yourself with good, hard-working people and a great example of that are Tom and Sherry Leidig and Rob Warko."

Smith is among 18 drivers who have committed to run the All Star schedule this season. Several World of Outlaws teams have also indicated they will participate in the events at Bubba Raceway Park as well and Tony Stewart, who retired from NASCAR competition after the 2016 season and who owns the All Star series, is also planning to get behind the wheel of a sprint car.

"We will be competing against the best in the business right out of the box," Smith said. "It will be a good indication of where we are and what we need to do to get better. We will for sure compete in the five All Star races. If everything goes well we will do the World of Outlaw shows as well, but our main focus is on the All Star title this year.

"I've got my crew chief Jeremy Bitner and my car chief Eddie Becker down here and with Tom and his guy Ron (Denman) and Rick Pollock we have a great team."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Warko Group

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"Rob has been great to work with in putting this deal together," Smith said. "I wouldn't be where I am today if not for his support."

Smith would also like to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Ready for 2017!

(Bill W) February 8, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team are gearing up for the 2017 season. The West Burlington, Iowa driver finished ninth in the 410 sprint car standings at Knoxville Raceway and took home the Lyle Boyd Hard-charger Award for passing the most cars in feature events there.

Familiar partners will again be essential this season. “It’s great to have World of Wheels and Universal Therapy Group back with us for 2017,” says Josh. “They’ve been with us for a number of years now. We also have Land Pride, Morning Sun Implement and MD Orthopedics back as well. They’ve all been the backbone of our team for a while now.”

Josh will also be running a similar schedule in 2017. “We’re obviously going to focus on Knoxville weekly this year,” he says. “We’d also like to hit all the Sprint Invaders shows. We’re going to try and freelance a little too when the World of Outlaws, IRA and MOWA is in the area.”

There will be an addition to the family as well this summer! “With Brittany and I expecting our first child it may change our schedule a bit here and there,” says Josh. “The due date is July 24, so it wasn’t the best planning, but it’s not going to change our goal of running our weekly program. We’re excited about the opportunity to become parents.”

Kick Off Party is March 4!

Josh will have his 2017 Kick Off Party on Saturday, March 4 at the Burlington Eagles Club located at 2727 Mt. Pleasant St. in Burlington.

Entertainment will include Lucas Beebe performing. There will also be a silent auction, and food and beverage provided by PIG OUT.

World of Wheels

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

Universal Therapy Group

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

 

 

Rush Truck Centers Joins Stewart’s ‘Return to Dirt’

Largest Network of Commercial Vehicle Dealerships Brand

Will Circle Dirt Tracks With “Smoke” in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS - (Feb. 7, 2017) - Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced today a continuation of its relationship with motorsports icon Tony Stewart by sponsoring his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team. The company’s Rush Truck Centers brand will serve as co-primary sponsor on the TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J that Stewart will compete with in more than 50 dirt races in 2017.

“Rush Truck Centers is extremely proud to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart in this next chapter of his career,” said Rusty Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rush Enterprises, Inc. “We’ve had a great relationship with Tony for more than a decade and it has been an incredible partnership. Whether it’s been with Stewart-Haas Racing or as part of his Sprint car team, there has always been that championship culture with a passion and drive for winning that we have at Rush Truck Centers. As we understand it, Tony will be racing all over the country this year and that’s a great fit for us. Many of our customers and employees are race fans, so continuing our relationship with Tony makes business sense, now and for the future.”

Stewart is returning to his dirt-track roots following an illustrious 20-year NASCAR driving career. After spending the past 18 seasons competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Stewart begins what he calls the next chapter of his career behind the wheel of a 900-horsepower Sprint car this week competing in the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be getting back to racing on dirt, and having Rush Truck Centers along for the ride is really exciting,” Stewart said. “We’ve been doing business with Rush Truck Centers for years and have built some great friendships along the way. It takes a little bit of everything to build a great team and we know getting to and from the track this year is going to be a big part of it. We’re going to be racing all over and we will rely on Rush Truck Centers to keep our truck and transporter in great condition. If we can’t get from track to track, we can’t race, so having a partnership with Rush Truck Centers and all of the company’s detail-oriented employees is going to play a pivotal part in our team having the success we are looking for.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Stewart, TSR and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J throughout the 2017 season on the Web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.rushtruckcentersracing.com and www.tonystewart.com.

Stewart is returning to his dirt track roots following an illustrious 20-year NASCAR driving career. After spending the past 18 seasons competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Stewart begins what he calls the next chapter of his career behind the wheel of a 900-horsepower Sprint car this week competing in the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be getting back to racing on dirt and having Rush Truck Centers along for the ride is really exciting,” said Stewart. “We’ve been doing business with Rush Truck Centers for years and have built some great friendships along the way. It takes a little bit of everything to build a great team and we know getting to and from the track this year is going to be a big part of it. We’re going to be racing all over and we will rely on Rush Truck Centers to keep our truck and transporter in great condition. If we can’t get from track to track, we can’t race, so having a partnership with Rush Truck Centers and all of their detail-oriented employees is going to play a pivotal part in our team having the success we are looking for.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Stewart, TSR and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J throughout the 2017 season on the Web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.rushtruckcentersracing.com and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

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About Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus and Blue Bird. They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs - from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental. Rush Enterprises' operations also provide CNG fuel systems, telematics products and other vehicle technologies, as well as vehicle up-fitting, chrome accessories and tires. For more information, please visit us at www.rushtruckcenters.com, www.rushenterprises.com and www.rushtruckcentersracing.com, on Twitter @rushtruckcenter and Facebook.com/rushtruckcenters.

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 21 short-track racing titles (14 in the United States Auto Club and seven World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2017, TSR will field a team for eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and also a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @TonyStewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.

 

 

Madsen Excited for Big Game Motorsports Debut This Weekend With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 7, 2017) - Kerry Madsen will make his Big Game Motorsports debut this weekend when the Muddy sponsored team ventures to Florida for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season-opening event.

Madsen said the team is tentatively slated to race Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals.

"For me it's about getting out there and getting to know each other and trying to get that line of communication," he said. "We have a lot to do in a short amount of time. The real part of the season is coming up pretty quick. Just try to get that ground base or a level of where we can get a good baseline for (crew chief) Guy Forbrook and I is the main thing."

Madsen has won his last four races at the unique track, including sweeping three All Star races in 2015 and winning the All Star finale in 2014.

"I've always come in straight off the Australian season so that helps," he said. "You've been racing for a bit so you're up to speed. Turns one and two are sweeping and turns three and four are like the top of an egg. I guess my success has been in being able to adapt to the unique challenges of the track."

Madsen is coming off three feature victories and his second straight Australian title as he spent most of the offseason racing in Australia. Prior to the trip overseas he was able to spend time with the Muddy backed team.

"I got to go to Guy's shop and the Big Game shop," he said. "The last time I was there they had everything handled so it was pretty comfortable going to Australia. I know it's a great team. It's a matter of making it work."

Madsen will also compete in Florida next week at the DIRTcar Nationals, held Feb. 15-19 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. He has registered four top fives and 10 top 10s in his last 13 main events at the event since 2014.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

White Set for Big Schedule of 60-Plus Sprint Car Races in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Feb. 7, 2017) - Harli White recently finalized her winged sprint car schedule for the 2017 campaign.

White previously announced that she will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in her career. While that will encompass the bulk of her events, White has more than a dozen additional races on the initial schedule of more than 60 shows across the country. The full tentative schedule can be viewed at http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net .

"I'm really, really excited to be able to commit to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this year and go on the road full time," she said. "We are going to focus on the sprint car this year and I think we are as prepared as a team heading into a season as we've ever been."

White will kick off the season Feb. 23-25 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., at the Ronald Laney Memorial. She will then head to Mississippi the first weekend in March for a USCS Series doubleheader prior to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, March 17-18.

"Of course we want to win every race, but a big emphasis for the first handful of races is to make sure we get any bugs out of the system and build momentum before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins," she said. "We have big goals for this season."

White will compete at many tracks in several states for the first time, including trips to Mississippi, Florida, Colorado, Washington, Montana and Tennessee. Therefore, she said her team's preparation will be pivotal to adapting quickly.

"I feel really good about where we are at right now and that we can tackle everything head on," she said. "I think me racing a 410ci sprint car in Australia during the offseason will also be a big help in us getting off to a strong start."

White recently returned from her first-ever trip to compete in Australia, where she raced at a variety of tracks throughout December and January. She added that her remaining apparel from the trip is being shipped to the United States and will arrive in March, when it will become available for sale to her U.S. fans.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23-25 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

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"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Rilat Aiming for Fourth Straight Tyson Perez Memorial Win This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Feb. 7, 2017) - Travis Rilat is making his annual trek overseas this week in support of long-time friend Tyson Perez, who passed away in 2010.

Rilat will compete in the Tyson Perez Memorial this Saturday at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia. It's an Australian Sprintcar All Star Series event he has won the last three years.

"Our goal is to make it four straight wins," he said. "Of course it's great to visit with Tyson's family and friends, but we want to win another one for Tyson."

Rilat, who will drive for Phil Seymour, advanced from fourth to claim the victory last year. He won after starting third in 2015 and picked up his first triumph in 2014 after lining up on the pole.

"Phil and the team give me a great car and it seems to get better each year so I feel confident every time I hit the track, but it certainly helps to start toward the front," he said. "We want to continue that momentum by moving forward and getting better every time we're on the track so that we're set up well going into the A Main."

Rilat said he will spend time with the Perez Family this week prior to the event.

"Tyson was a great friend of mine so it means a lot that I am able to stay in touch with his family," he said. "Winning his memorial race is always the cherry on top of an amazing trip and hopefully we can continue that streak."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, for the Tyson Perez Memorial with the Australian Sprintcar All Star Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Phil Seymour, the Perez Family, Sprint Roller Shutters, A Plus Powder Coating, Cols Quality Contracting, Elite Surface Technologies, P&K Rural PTY LTD, Proctor Accounting, Total Steel Australia, PJS Motor Sport and crew, The Kids + Foundation, Worfe Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Helms Opening Season This Weekend at Bubba Raceway Park With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Feb. 7, 2017) - Caleb Helms will kick off the 2017 season this weekend in Florida with a new number.

Helms has switched to No. 17 for this season as he is also debuting new sponsors Big Jerk, Ferguson and Tommy Tire.

"It's the number that symbolizes victory in the Bible," he said. "Our previous number (40) is a number of trials and tribulations. We aren't really superstitious, but wanted to make a change. We were between a bunch of numbers and we decided on No. 17."

Helms will show off the new number and sponsors this weekend as he is slated to race Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions part of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals.

"It's always a blast heading down to Florida to open the season," he said. "That's a unique track, but I feel like we're gaining more knowledge and getting more comfortable each time we head there. I'm really looking forward to this weekend."

Helms invaded the egg-shaped oval one time last year. After sustaining a DNF in a heat race, he advanced through the B Main to place 15th in the main event. His best result at the track was a ninth-place finish in 2014.

"Obviously we want to knock the rust from the offseason off fairly quickly because it will be important to qualify well to set ourselves up toward the front of a heat race," he said. "Then you need a strong heat finish to line you up well for the main event. To compete for wins and top fives you need to have all those things align during a race night and that's our focus."

Helms said this will be the first of three straight weekends in Florida for his team, which will compete the following week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the DIRTcar Nationals before tackling the Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa Feb. 23-25.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

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"We're excited to have Big Jerk jerky as part of our team this year," Helms said. "Their jerky is second to none."

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Ferguson and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Named ‘Best Short Track’ in annual Speed51.com Awards presented by JEGS

OSWEGO, NY (February 7, 2017) – For the first time, Oswego Speedway has been named Best Short Track in the annual 51’s presented by JEGS on speed51.com.

With thousands of votes counted, fans from all across the country selected Oswego as the short track providing the highest quality entertainment for all involved in 2016.

With the introduction of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week to the schedule in 2016, dropping clay on the Speedway for the first time since 1952, Oswego hosted more big events than nearly any other facility in the country, filling the grandstands on more than one occasion.

From the Memorial Day Weekend ‘Super Spectacle’ to the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified as well as Budweiser International Classic Weekend, and Race of Champions Weekend; Oswego Speedway provided something for everyone last season.

Included in those events were stops from top touring series such as the International Supermodified Association, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as the weekly fixture of Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS action.

By winning this year’s 51 Award for Best Short Track, Oswego becomes the 10th different track to win the award in 11 years.

Eldora Speedway (OH), the 2015 winner of the award on Speed51.com, finished second in the voting. Eldora, nationally known as one of the top dirt tracks in the country, hosted a magnitude of major events in 2016 including the World 100, Dirt Late Model Dream, Four Crown Nationals and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Weedsport Speedway (NY), a track known for its Big-Block Modified action, finished on the podium after a successful 2016 season. Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) and Madison Speedway (WI) rounded out the top five in the voting.

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

 

 

39TH ANNUAL MOTORAMA RACES INTO PA FARM SHOW COMPLEX SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH & SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH

For the 39th consecutive year, motorsports enthusiasts from around the United States and parts of Canada will converge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the 39th annual Motorama Races and Shows.

Billed as the nation’s largest all indoor motorsports event, Motorama 2017 takes place Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and will feature exhibits, vendors, custom vehicle displays, race car displays and plenty of live racing.

The Farm Show Arena is expected to draw 400 Arenacross riders who will put on a show in front of a standing room only crowd in the 9000 seat Large Arena. Scheduled to compete in the 25 classes will be mini bikes, motorcycles, four-wheel ATV’s and for the first time in recent Motorama history, three-wheelers will be in competition on the demanding Arenacross course.

“Three-wheelers have made a comeback at several motocross tracks in recent years,” said Brad Hostetter, the show’s competition director, “so we decided to add them this year as a nostalgia class.”

Additional racing competitions will be held throughout the twenty-four-acre complex. 180 go-karts have been pre-registered to compete in the Northeast Building and 140 Quarter Midgets signed up to compete in the Northwest Building.

If you’re a fan of remote control cars, Motorama has you covered! Over 700 drivers pre-registered for off-road racing action in the Equine Arena and the Equine Barn sponsored by Horizon Hobby. Also featured will be a remote control Demolition Derby by JMW Motorsports and remote control Trials by Recon G6.

The fan favorite, Robot Conflict will be returning to Motorama 2017, with over 240 robots pre-registered in seven different weight classes. The bashing and smashing will be at an all-time high. Witness robots of all sizes fight their way to the top in the largest combat robotics competitions on the east coast!

The Rod, Custom & Tuner show, located in the North Exposition Hall, will offer over 350 display vehicles and numerous vendors. This portion of Motorama is open to all American, Japanese and European vehicles. This is a judged show where cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for categories such as Best of Show, Best European, Best Custom, Best Modern Muscle, Best Street Rod, Outstanding Interior, Electronics and much more!

Don’t forget to swing by the Horizon Hobby booth and test out the latest Remote Control vehicles on the market while in the Rod, Custom & Tuner show. They will be positioned behind the stage.

Another attraction at the Rod, Custom & Tuner show will be twelve-time National BMX Champion, professional trials stunt rider, Mike Steidley, who will be hosting several daily shows while at Motorama 2017.

The Speed Show will be showcasing over 300 performance and racing vehicles and will be home to over 100 various vendors who will be offering the latest motorsports accessories, safety equipment, racing parts, racing collectibles, apparel and more.

The 2017 Ms. Motorama pageant, with over 40 beautiful ladies pre-registered, will feature a swimsuit competition, remote control battle on Saturday and the traditional pageant and crowning at the Speed Show stage on Sunday. The winner of the 2017 Ms. Motorama pageant will receive a cash prize and will have the honor of being the trophy girl for the Arenacross races Sunday in the Large Arena.

A 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction, both in the Speed Show and the Rod, Custom & Tuner Show, will support the official charity of Motorama Events 2017, the Children’s Miracle Network of Hershey.

In an effort to involve the Children’s Miracle Network of Hershey in the show’s festivities, the “People’s Choice” voting for 2017 has been slightly altered.

“Three Children’s Miracle Network children and their families will make a list of their top 15 Speed Show and top 3 Rod, Custom & Tuner display cars,” said Speed Show Event Manager, Andy Goodman. “They will pick cars that stand out to them and those winners will receive awards of recognition.”

Doors for the 39th Annual Motorama Events open Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 A.M. and Sunday, February 19th at 9:00 A.M. Admission is $30 for a single day adult Saturday pass and $20 for single day adult Sunday pass. A single day children’s pass for kids 6-11 on both Saturday and Sunday will be $10. Kids 5 and under are Free.

For updated news and results from Motorama Events 2017, check us out on Facebook and visit the official Motorama website, MotoramaEvents.com.

 

 

EARHoF Class of 2017 Announced

Elma, WA, February 6, 2017…..Five individuals and one husband and wife team comprise the Class of 2017 entering the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame on March 18, 2017.

EARHoF President Rick Leighty released the names of Al Lytle, Dick Aduddell, Arie Callaghan, Brian Sutherby, Dick Wilskey, and Corinne and Bruce Williams in a statement congratulating the newest inductees into the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

“Another fantastic group,” stated Leighty. “They cover the full spectrum; drivers, owners, officials, innovators, and outstanding sportsmanship. Our organization is pleased to be honoring these racers and their accomplishments. Congratulations to all the honorees and welcome to the EARHoF family.”

ALytle from Aberdeen began his career in the jalopies breaking the track record before moving on to the semi modifieds and stock cars. He also owned cars for drivers such as Earl Fritts and Dale Underwood. Currently Lytle owns two Malloy super modifieds that he has rebuilt to show car appearance and occasionally races with his driver Tony Thomas. Lytle is also a member of the Push Rods of Hoquiam.

Port Orchard’s Dick Aduddell raced one of the most recognizable sounding engines to circle the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds ½ mile. A Buick straight 8 propelled Aduddell to be one of the elite drivers of 1960s and fan favorite status. He was also known for his ingenuity and craftsmanship and built rearends and other components for himself and other racers. Aduddell was not afraid to travel and raced on most of the Northwest speedways operating in the ‘60s and ‘70s

Joining his father in the EARHoF is Brian Sutherby of Elma. A three time champion Sutherby won the ’87 hobby stock and the ’90 & ’91 sprint car titles. Sutherby was a three time kart champion before turning to the full size racers. All of this was accomplished despite having to overcome a childhood accident that left him with a left leg that doesn’t have full mobility. Since retiring from driving, Sutherby can often be found spectating at the races.

Honored posthumously will be Aberdeen’s Arie Callaghan. His career only lasted from ’65 – ’70, because of an illness that took Callaghan early in life, but he is remember for his laugh, smile, and brightly colored cars. Willing to help others on their cars Callaghan was well liked by racers and fans. The Callaghan family has a long involvement with the Push Rods of Hoquiam, a connection they maintain today.

Dick Wilskey called Seattle home and raced all over both as a driver and an owner. Known for his immaculately prepared cars, Wilskey once won “Best in Show” in a early ‘70s Seattle Car Show. Highly respected by fellow competitors and track officials, Wilskey was often asked his opinion on issues and oversaw GHR track operations after the untimely death of Fred Brownfield. Wilskey along with his daughter Shawna promoted the touring NSCS sprint car series in 2007 and remains a strong supporter of Northwest racing to this day.

Shelton’s husband and wife team of Bruce and Corinne Williams were car owners and EARA officers known for their willingness to unselfishly go out of their way to help others. Unknown to most EARA racers in the mid ‘80s is the fact that the club was struggling to survive and if not for the Williams’ effort and support most likely would not have been able to continue racing. Bruce Williams will be honored posthumously. Corinne Williams can often be found at NW drag strips. Their son Tom is a 2013 EARHoF Inductee.

The 2017 EARHoF Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Stay Beyond Inn & Suites in Elma, WA. Activities get underway at 6 P.M. with a Social Hour/Silent Auction, while the honoring ceremony begins at 7 P.M. Admission is $5 which includes auction number, hors d’ oeuvres, and cake. Memorabilia will be on display.

All proceeds benefit the EARHoF a 100% volunteer Washington State non-profit organization in its effort to honor and preserve the auto racing heritage of Grays Harbor Raceway.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series released an expanded season schedule on Tuesday, including two trips to Michigan's Owosso Speedway

HOLLY, Mich. (Feb. 7, 2017) — The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro is proud to announce its expanded 2017 racing schedule, featuring 16 total race dates and a chance for one driver to take home two divisional championships over the course of the season.

As announced in November, the sanctioning body will add a South division for the first time in 2017, with the first two Must See Racing dates at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21-22serving as the season-opener for both the North and South divisions this spring.

The combined season kickoff weekend will include drivers from above and below the Mason-Dixon line competing against one another in a quest for winged asphalt sprint car glory. Two-time and defending MSR champion Jimmy McCune, 2016 American Sprint Cup mini-series titlist and two-time national champion Brian Gerster and southern 360ci sprint car star Johnny Bridges are among those expected to compete in the April doubleheader.

The Must See Racing North division will then contest its first standalone event at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. onMay 13, before sprint cars from across the country convene at the quarter-mile Anderson (Ind.) Speedway during Memorial Week ahead of the MSR-sanctioned, non-points Pay Less Little 500, set for May 27 and featuring 33 of the best non-winged sprint car drivers in the world, including three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

June will begin the standalone showcase of the Must See Racing South division at several to be announced dates and venues. The series' first-ever stops at the new tracks will display the full power of the MSR stars and cars.

Must See Racing North teams will make their first of two stops at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich. on Independence Day weekend, with the July 1 show falling on the same weekend as last year's thriller, won by McCune after a late-race battle with Jason Blonde.

That event will be followed up by the series inaugural appearance at Midvale Speedway in New Philidelphia, Ohio, with the 'Thunder in the Valley' seeing the MSR sprint cars take to the three-tenths-mile bullring for the first time on July 15.

A doubleheader weekend will close the mid-summer stretch, with Madison Int'l Speedway returning to the MSR calendar for the second-straight season on July 28 and a stop at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway on July 29 completing the twinbill and helping to reduce travel costs for teams over the two-day haul.

The month of August will see MSR teams return to Owosso on Aug. 5, the first race of three straight weekends of competition, with the series also making repeat stops in Anderson, Ind. on Aug. 12 and at Berlin on Aug. 19, featuring the annual Engine Pro Fast Car Slash event.

A return trip to South Carolina's Anderson Motor Speedway on Oct. 6 will kick the South division championship chase into high gear, with a second date that weekend on Oct. 7 to be announced in the near future.

The MSR Bash at the Beach at historic Myrtle Beach Speedway will close the series season on Oct. 20-21, marking a joint, season-ending championship weekend for both North and South teams that will wrap up the points-paying portion of the year in the fall and crown both division champions in an action-packed two-day weekend event. The winner of the championship A-Feature will take home $3,000 in prize money.

Both the North and South divisions will be independent of each other, with both divisions offering separate points funds and championships, as well as multiple contingency and cash bonuses for competing drivers.

In addition, Must See Racing will offer heat race payouts to the top three positions in every heat race, for both North and South divisions, during the course of the season – becoming the first asphalt sprint car series in the country to offer heat race payouts at its events.

Must See Racing will also offer a new fast time bonus of $100, awarded to the top qualifier at every event during the season.

"The enthusiasm of our passionate race fans and race teams ahead of the 2017 season has been defined by the new tracks we've added to our schedule, the new teams that have joined our roster and the entertaining shows our drivers have put on in the past year," said Must See Racing Founder and President Jim Hanks. "All of us at Must See Racing are proud of the schedule we've assembled and we're eagerly anticipating a year of wheel-to-wheel, record-breaking competition."

"Our new payout structure, the addition of our Must See Racing South division and the backing our points fund has received from American Racer Tires has all of us excited that this year will be the strongest one yet for Must See Racing."

Must See Racing is in the final stages of completing its new television package for next season as well, with specific details to be announced in the near future.

For more information on Must See Racing, including the latest team and driver news, schedule announcements and rules updates, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

April 21 — Anderson Motor Speedway — Williamston, S.C.

April 22 — Hickory Motor Speedway — Newton, N.C.

May 13 — Berlin Raceway — Marne, Mich.

May 27 — Pay Less Little 500 ** — Anderson, Ind.

June 10 — TBD — TBD

July 1 — Owosso Speedway — Ovid, Mich.

July 15 — Midvale Speedway — New Philadelphia, Ohio

July 28 — Madison Int’l Speedway — Oregon, Wis.

July 29 — Rockford Speedway — Rockford, Ill.

Aug. 5 — Owosso Speedway — Ovid, Mich.

Aug. 12 — Anderson Speedway — Anderson, Ind.

Aug. 19 — Berlin Raceway — Marne, Mich.

Sept. 9 — TBD — TBD

Oct. 6 — Anderson Motor Speedway — Williamston, S.C.

Oct. 7 — TBD — TBD

Oct. 20 — Myrtle Beach Speedway — Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Oct. 21 — Myrtle Beach Speedway — Myrtle Beach, S.C.

** – non-points, non-winged event

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series set for double header at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17 & 18 Inaugural Spring Nats open season prior to WOO visit

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 7, 2017…It’s become a tradition at Thunderbowl Raceway for the World of Outlaws to be on hand each spring and that will be the case once again in 2017 when the “Greatest Show on Dirt” invades Tulare on Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18.

This season marks the 14th overall year that Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored the victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers from Clovis.

The Golden State contingent has been successful at the track over the years, with six of the last eight seasons seeing a California native end up in victory lane.

Last year’s World of Outlaws event was picked off by Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel, who led all 35-laps to claim his first career Thunderbowl Raceway score. The 24-year-old rising star ended the campaign with nine victories and a third place finish in the series standings aboard the CJB Motorsports/ Big Game Tree Stands No. 5 Sprinter.

The podium last March was rounded out by Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart and California’s very own Willie Croft, who also captured the evening’s dash, in what was a career best night with the series for the Sacramento driver. Fellow California native Brad Sweet began the night by setting a new Thunderbowl track record with a blistering 12.327 around the one-third mile oval. The Grass Valley racer then ended the evening by finishing fourth at the helm of the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 49 machine.

Also competing both nights in March will be the always entertaining Wingless Sprints of the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Along with the March weekend the tour is also set to compete at the Thunderbowl on April 22 during the Peter Murphy Classic and at the JD Heiskel & Co. presents Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on May 20.

Last season Garden Grove’s Brody Roa earned a pair of wins en route to his first career USAC West Coast Series title. A full field of wingless warriors will be on hand alongside the World of Outlaws to certainly give fans the best of both worlds.

Prior to the World of Outlaws weekend Thunderbowl Raceway will fire-off the new season with the two-night Spring Nationals on February 24 & 25 featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks.

“We’re really excited to have the World of Outlaws return to Thunderbowl Raceway once again in March,” said track promoter Steve Faria. “We’re going to do something a little different this year by having the Spring Nationals in February to help kick-off the season and get a race on the track before the Outlaws arrive. When you add in the USAC West Coast 360 Sprints to the Outlaw weekend I think it gives everyone the best show possible. If you’re a Sprint Car fan it’s definitely a weekend to check out. It should be a great season in Tulare and we look forward to seeing everyone.”

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series/ USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series weekend on March 17 & 18 and can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. All seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $45 on Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 and under are free. Also on hand during the Saturday portion will be IMCA Sport Mods.

Special thanks to all of our partners for their support of the Thunderbowl including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

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

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

 


 

Lucas Ashe To Kick Off 2017 Season At Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, AZ

PETERSEN MEDIA: With schedules out and finalized, Lucas Ashe and his Lucas Ashe Racing team will kick what is slated to be an eventful 2017 season off on February 17th and 18th at the Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, AZ.

“We are continuing to finalize our full schedule, but we are eager to get our season started and I am excited to get things underway,” Ashe said. “Our first race is coming quick, and I am excited to get some big track experience in Arizona.”

Going through ownership changes over the year, Wildcat Raceway is a 3/8mile facility located in Tucson, AZ formerly known as USA Raceway Park. With the new changes, the track as unveiled their Wildcat Winter Series, thus giving Ashe the opportunity to compete just three days after his 16th Birthday.

Entering his second full season aboard a winged sprint car, Ashe and company will see action with both the Civil War Sprint Car Series, as well as the new upstate Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and will take a trip to Alger, WA to take part in the Dirt Cup.

Running each series on numerous occasions, Ashe will fill in with weekly 360 races at Placerville Speedway, Marysville Raceway, and Petaluma Speedway as he tentatively has 36 races on his schedule, and are hoping to sneak in some 410ci races as well.

As announced earlier in the winter, Lucas Ashe has teamed up with Van Dyke Motorsports for the season ahead and the soon to be 16-year-old driver is excited for the opportunity.

“I am excited for what is to come,” Lucas Ashe added. “Our first weekend will be quite the experience for me, and I am glad to have Harley Van Dyke and his team with me at a track I have never seen. I think we have a really exciting schedule put together, and I am looking forward to the season.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: Lucas will kick to the 2017 season off on February 17th and 18th at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, AZ.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

Renew Your Front Row Challenge Tickets Today!

(Bill W) February 7, 2017 – Tickets for the 22nd Annual Front Row Challenge are on sale for returning ticket holders starting today! The winner of this year’s Front Row Challenge, held Monday, August 7 will again bank $20,000, one of the highest one-day payouts in the country!

In addition to the big payday, this year’s winner will be awarded a golden ticket to both the Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica Raceway Park September 1 and 2 and the Dirt Classic 4, held Saturday, September 23 at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

The race is known for its contingencies, awarded to all heat winners, B winner and various other promotions throughout the night. Returning in 2017 will be the Keith Hutton/TK Concrete “King of the Hill” Match Race. It will not only pay $1,000 to the winner, but determine the pole-sitter. The event, popular with sprint car fans around the world, matches the top eight qualifiers through the heats in one-on-one two-lap match races.

To renew your tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

Osky Challenges | Official Website for the Front Row ... www.oskychallenges.com It was a two-day show at the inaugural 1996 event and Terry thought he needed to add some more excitement to the race. “Everyone wants to see the fast guys’ go to ...

Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

CHANGE TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE!

(Perris, CA, February 6, 2017) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced a change to the 2017 racing schedule. The PASSCAR Stock Car/IMCA Modified program originally scheduled for April 22nd has been moved up to April 8th. There will be no racing 22nd.

Weather permitting, next up on the busy schedule will be the final two rounds of the “Winter Heat Challenge Series,” featuring Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds, this Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th. Spectator gates for both shows will open at 2:00 PM with racing at 3:00.

The famous Riverside County racing facility will kick off its 22nd consecutive regular season with the annual “Sokola Shootout” for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints on Saturday, March 4th.

Money saving season tickets are only available through March 1st. To order or for information, call 951-940-0134 or E-mail: mailto:openwhchic.kim@aol.com

Tickets for all shows, except for the April World of Outlaws date, are available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Fans wanting to purchase World of Outlaws tickets can do so by calling 1-844-347-8849 or go online at: https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=234. Fans purchasing reserved seats in advance for the World of Outlaws race will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit PAS.”

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Imola Restaurant & Bar, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 11th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

February 12th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

March 4th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 11th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 18th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 1st "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 8th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 13th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 20th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 3rd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 24th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

July 1st 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

July 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 22rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

July 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

T.J. Michael will begin second All Star campaign with new crew chief and new partner

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (February 6, 2017) - Since announcing his intentions to follow the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail for a second consecutive season, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael has been on the move; making preparations necessary to contend for not only victories, but also a championship. The Plano, Texas native, who headquarters all racing assets in Fremont, Ohio, recently concluded his Florida pre-race checklist with the acquisition of veteran crew chief Rick Ferkel. The “traveling” duo will begin their tenure together on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“We are all excited to welcome Rick Ferkel to our team for 2017. He has the knowledge and experience necessary to form a winning combination. I’m sure with his help, we’ll have the ability to outdo what we did last year,” T.J. Michael explained. “I also want to welcome Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde to our program, as well. They have always been supporters of sprint car racing, and I’m glad they could pass on their support to my team as we begin our second, full season on the road.”

T.J. Michael capped off his 2016 campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions well within the top-ten of the final standings; seventh officially on the strength of seven top-ten feature finishes. The “Texas Traveler” finished as high as sixth in the running order twice last season, once during competition in Butler, Michigan, and once again at Limaland Motorsports Park during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“We accomplished a lot in 2016 as a rookie team and we are definitely proud of that,” Michael explained. “With that said, our goals are still going to remain the same; work to win races and contend for a championship. This tour is demanding and we understand what it takes to be competitive week-in and week-out. With Rick (Ferkel), I think we can be competitive enough to have our name in the conversation at the end of the season. I just want to thank my family and all of my supporters for putting me in this position. I’m truly living out my dream and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

Chance Crum Scores 2016 Deming Midget Champions; Aims For A Repeat

By Ben Deatherage

Snohomish, Washington- The 2016 season was an incredible one for Chance Crum. The Snohomish, Washington standout
would have a successful outing with the Northwest Focus Midget Series resulting in him capturing the Midget track championship at Deming Speedway. Crum would park Joe’s Racing Products/CSI Shocks/Keizer Wheels/Design 500 Race Suits #83C Beast in victory lane
on three occasions at three different facilities.



“I think the year went better than we originally expected,” said Crum, “my goal last year was just to do the
best I could and get us some wins. I’m hoping to do the same this year.”



The three triumphs for Crum would occur at Deming Speedway as well as the two Oregon facilities Sunset Speedway
Park and Cottage Grove Speedway. In addition to his victories, he would also post ten top five finishes and end the season fourth in the final points for the Northwest Focus Midget Series. In total, he would get an impressive thirteen wins as he was six-time
Micro winner at Deming and captured three 1200cc wins at the same facility as well as a 600 win at Visalia, California’s Plaza Park Raceway.



With the 2017 season approaching Chance is planning to make as many races as possible with the series but does
have quite a diverse schedule this year. His driving duties will be split among



“Last year I had to miss a few races for school and that hurt us in points. I’m planning to make as many Midget
races this year as I can. I know I’ll be running full time in 600 at Deming and running Brock Lemley’s 1200 through Clay Cup, and I’ll be driving the Northwest Focus Midget Series Sportsman Sprint at the Skagit Speedway season opener.”



While Washington tracks like Skagit Speedway, Grays Harbor Raceway, and Deming Speedway are extremely familiar
to Crum he will be visiting a couple of new facilities. The series will head to Southern Oregon Speedway on May 27th before ending the season at Chico, California’s famed Silver Dollar Speedway on September 29th and 30th.



“I’m really looking forward to the schedule with the new tracks. Going to new tracks you always learn a lot and
going to Southern Oregon and Silver Dollar is definitely cool.”



For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit http://www.northwestfocusmidgets.com/
You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can listen LIVE on the RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/



2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:

Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington

Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 1)

Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington

Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington

Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (NWFMS Round 2)

Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington

Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 3)

Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington

Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington

Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington

Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington

Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 4)

Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (NWFMS Round 5)

Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 6)

Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington

Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 7)

Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington

Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 8)

Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington

Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 9)

Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 10)



Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions

2015- Tristan Thomas

2016- Nick Evans

 

 

2017 Speedweek Northwest Dates Announced
By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The popular summer 360 Sprint Car tradition of the Pacific Northwest will make its return this July at a track near you. 2017 marks the 20th occasion of Speedweek Northwest and is sure to bring the best drivers around in action. Teams from Oregon, Washington, California, and even Canada are expected to make the journey.

Unlike in the past, this year’s Speedweek will feature no days off and features six races in six night at five different race tracks in Oregon and California. Monday, July 10th will kick things off for the only non-Oregon date at Yreka, California’s Siskiyou Motor Speedway before taking a trip to the coastal venue of Coos Bay Speedway on Tuesday, the 11th. Wednesday, the 12th, will see an appearance at Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, with the next day making a trip to Banks’ Sunset Speedway Park on Thursday, the 13th. The whole Speedweek will conclude on Friday and Saturday, the 14th and 15th respectively, at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Trey Starks won last year’s Speedweek championship coming down to the final laps of the last main event of the week. Roger Crockett and Steve Kent are tied for the most Speedweek titles, at four, while Brent Kaeding is the only other multi-Speedweek champion, with two. Single Speedweek champions include Bud Kaeding, Brad Furr, Shane Stewart, Jesse Hockett, Kyle Larson, Mitch Olson, Kyle Hirst, Colby Copeland, and the aforementioned Starks.

A total of 102 Speedweek Northwest races have been ran over the years since 1998 and has produced thirty-five different feature winners. Roger Crockett has managed to win the most, with twenty-one. Brad Furr, in 1999, is the only driver to win every single race during a Speedweek. In 2006, with Steve Kent, and in 2012, with Mitch Olson, would be the only two Speedweeks where the eventual champion would not win a feature.

Be sure and stay tuned for more information by visiting sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also, updates will be made available on social media at the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page.

2017 Speedweek Northwest Schedule
Monday, July 10th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California
Tuesday, July 11th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon
Wednesday, July 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
Thursday, July 13th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon
Friday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
Saturday, July 15th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions:
2016- Trey Starks
2015- Colby Copeland
2014- Kyle Hirst
2013- Roger Crockett
2012- Mitch Olson
2011- Kyle Larson
2010- Roger Crockett
2009- Jesse Hockett
2008- Roger Crockett
2007- Shane Stewart
2006- Steve Kent
2005- Brent Kaeding
2004- Brent Kaeding
2003- Roger Crockett
2002- Steve Kent
2001- Steve Kent
2000- Steve Kent
1999- Brad Furr
1998- Bud Kaeding

All-Time Speedweek Northwest Win List (1998-Present):
Roger Crockett-21
Steve Kent-13
Brent Kaeding-10
Shane Stewart-6
Brad Furr-5
Travis Rilat
Kyle Hirst-4
Wayne Johnson
Colby Copeland- 3
Jesse Hockett
Justyn Cox-2
Danny Horner
Jason Johnson
Shawna Wilskey
Rico Abreu-1
Jonathon Allard
Colin Baker
Jayme Barnes
Seth Bergman
Jay Cole
Cory Eliason
Mitchell Faccinto
Logan Forler
Travis Jacobson
Bud Kaeding
Kasey Kahne
Kyle Larson
Danny Lasoski
Mitch Olson
Jason Sides
Cam Smith
Jason Solwold
Trey Starks
Henry Van Dam

 

 

A mate’s tribute

Flying in this week for the 6th year in a row Travis Rilat is flying 20 plus hours across the world this week to compete in the race meeting held in honour of his mate Tyson Perez. The Tyson Perez Memorial which has become affectionately known as the ‘Spud’ Memorial is being held this Saturday night – 11th February at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier.

Rilat will be driving the USA29 A+ Powder Coating owned Triple X under the banner of PJS Motorsport. Rilat has won the event the last 3 years and with a very emotional acceptance speech told everyone how much this race meeting means to him.

‘It is out of respect for Tyson that I come back to be a part of this night. Normally back home in the states it is only drivers that are given a memorial event and it is really great to see others recognised in Australia. It’s not only drivers that have been involved in speedway and touched hearts along their way.’ said Rilat.

Series Promoter Mandy Searle s says “Again I find it hard to believe that someone can travel from Texas for the 6th time to be a part of our show. The enormity of his effort is overwhelming. Driving from one end of Australia is one thing but travelling half way across the world is another. I was humbled the first year Travis ran with us and will be again this weekend. Their friendship must have been really special.”

Rilat is only here for a short few days but plans on catching up with Tyson’s Mum Deb & Tuck for a night of memories and old stories.

 

 

Official Payout for NCRA Sprint $15k to Win at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – February 6, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and 81 Speedway have released the official payout for the three-day, seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the season-opener for the 360-ci sprint car division.

This huge event is set to take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 with Saturday night’s championship feature finale paying a series best $15,000 to win.

The largest purse event in series history will kick off on Thursday night, March 23, with an open practice night and special time trial session will take place with the night’s quick time receiving $500. The special time trial session has no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events. Friday night will see drivers draw for heat race, last chance and feature with the winner taking home $1500. Championship Saturday night will see drivers once again compete in heat race, last chance and the championship feature with the winner taking home $15,000 while drivers just starting the twenty-two-car championship feature earning $1000. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

Below is the official payout for the seventh annual “Park City Cup/ Air Capital Shootout:

Thursday night, March 23, 2017:

Practice night and special time trial session (optional) with $10 entry

Quick time: $500

Second quick: $250

Third quick: $150

Fourth quick: $100

*Note – Time trials have NO bearing on qualifying for either Friday or Saturday night.

Friday night, March 24, 2017:

Heat races, last chance features and feature finale, entry fee $25

A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1,100, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $275, 11-24) $250

Saturday night, March 25, 2017:

Heat races, consolations and championship feature

A Feature: 1) $15,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11-22) $1000 - *Any car competing on Saturday night only will start no better than eleventh

Non-qualifiers: $200 per car

For race information will be announced each week leading up to the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.” Any questions pertaining to this or any other NCRA sprint car event, please call (316) 755-1781; check out the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series

 

 

Tickets on sale for 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, featuring World of Outlaws at Jackson Motorplex, June 1-3

JACKSON, Minn. — February 6, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, June 1-3 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will feature three divisions of sprint cars, with each taking part in a complete program all three nights. Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars.

A variety of 3-day ticket packages are available, beginning at $89 (Regular $109) for an Adult General Admission package and $39 (Regular $52) for children (ages 6-12). Visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com for a full list of 3-day package options available. Single day tickets are also available for each of the three nights.

Kerry Madsen is the defending winner of the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Daryn Pittman was victorious last year in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the Jackson Motorplex. Four different drivers have won at Jackson in each of the last four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the track. The winner of the finale of this year’s 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will take home $25,000. The total purse for all three divisions for all three nights is $225,000.

Battling Pittman in 2017 is a talented group of full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors, including eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, who is driving for a team co-owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, David Gravel, who won nine races in 2016, Shane Stewart, who drives for a team co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson, Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals winner and veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson.

A trio of up-and-coming young drivers: Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp, will be on the road again in 2017. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania and Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio, a pair of rookie contenders, will embark on their first tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season.

Tickets for the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, June 1-3, can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST BIG EVENT SUNDAY, MARCH 5 TO SATURDAY MARCH 11
JEFF'S AUTOMOTIVE BACK ON BOARD FOR 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The operative words to best describe the behind the scenes work leading up to the 10th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show would be "fully engaged." The telephones are ringing and the internet is very much up to speed as another sponsor has signed on for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2017 with opening day set for Sunday, March 5th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto is on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car.

Returning as a show sponsor in 2017 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com<http://www.jeffsautomotive.com>

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com> IRCO Vice President Greg Collins has played strong role in the success of the show and is also the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed returns to sponsor in 2017 and specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com<http://www.alexstire.com>. Premio Foods is back on board for the show in 2017 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com<http://www.premiofoods.com>. Searock Fabrication & Speed is back on board and can be reached at: 610-746-5477 or through email at: searocklawncare@verizon.net<mailto:searocklawncare@verizon.net>

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net>. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2017 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 5 - (Starting at 1:00) - Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff's Automotive and Huston's Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway
Monday- March 6 - (6:30 PM) - Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop and Murante's Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway
Tuesday- March 7 - (6:30 PM) Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa's Auto Repair presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State
Wednesday- March 8 - (6:30 PM) - Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway
Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph's Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds
Friday - March 10 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean's Auto Sports and Carl's Auto Repair & Chrin's Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) --Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -
*Schedule subject to change

 

 

THOMPSON MOTORSPORTS LAUNCHING 600 MICRO SPRINT EFFORT FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Holland, PA- February 5, 2017 – For the past seven years the Thompson Motorsports team has fielded quarter midgets for 3rd generation drivers Mike and Owen Thompson. These two young drivers have strong family ties in racing as Thompson Motorsports has been fielding race cars since the 1960's. Their grandfather Bruce was a winning Modified and Sprint Car driver and their father Len was a successful 410 Sprint Car driver with multiple feature wins at both Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedways. Their grandmother Bev is also a former drag racer and Sprint Car driver and they have 2 aunts who have raced quarter midgets as well. Thompson Motorsports is excited to announce that for the first time ever, they will be fielding a 600 Micro Sprint in 2017. After seven amazingly successful seasons behind the wheel of a quarter midget with 3 National Championships, Mike Thompson will be competing on the tough 600 Micro Sprint circuit in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Mike concluded his 7 year Quarter Midget career in 2016 with 157 career A-Main victories, 336 podium finishes, and 2 track records. Dozens of Mike's win have come in high profile National and Regional events. Mike has amassed 17 total Championships including 3 National Championships in both the USAC and QMA sanctioning bodies. 2016 may have been Michael's best year ever as he recorded a career high 38 A-Main wins in 86 events primarily running in 3 different classes- this was an amazing 44% winning percentage! As Mike advances into the 600 Micros, younger brother Owen will continue to race quarter midgets as the family's schedule allows. The cars will continue to feature their highly visible yellow paint schemes and Mike will continue to carry the #11 while Owen will run the #8.

The team has acquired a Hyper Racing 600 Micro Sprint chassis that is currently undergoing some updates for the 2017 season. Thompson Motorsports has chosen LHS Racing Engines as their 600 engine builder and is excited to be running the proven winning combination of a Hyper car with an LHS Engine. Plans call for the team to run the Micro two nights a week in 2017 although their regular weekly tracks have yet to be decided. It's likely that the team could be found racing at any of the top Micro tracks in PA including Action Track USA in Kutztown, Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, and Trail-way Speedway in Hanover.

Primary sponsorship for the team is provided by Thompson Motor Service of Penndel, PA. Associate sponsorship comes from AutoPlus Auto Parts in Penndel while Scrappy’s Auto Service in Langhorne, PA handles all of the body and paint work for the team. West Fabrication supports the team with expert fabrication work and Bowen Lettering provides professional lettering for the cars and hauler. Product sponsors include ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Driven Racing Oil, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Simpson Performance Products, VP Racing Fuels, and VRP Shocks. The team is proud to utilize Hyper chassis and LHS Engines for the Micro and Bullrider Chassis and Lederer Motors for the Quarter Midgets.

For more information contact us at tms1921@hotmail.com and keep up with the latest Thompson Motorsports info on social media. On Facebook, search “Thompson Motorsports PA” and follow us on Instagram @ thompson_motorsports_11_8

 

 

Gallagher Finding His Feet

Thanks to his consistent form so far in the 2016-17 season, Tasmanian Chris Gallagher’s confidence continues to grow since joining 410 Sprintcars, and begins his steps towards being a regular front-running contender.

Off the back of some significant setbacks, which included his debut season in 2014-15 being cut short due to a terminal engine failure after only two race meetings, and a terrifying experience at the beginning of the 2016-17 season when his car became engulfed in a spectacular fireball at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway, the Hobart-based racer, who thankfully able to walk away unharmed, is well on his way to finding his feet in the pinnacle class of Australian speedway, despite the challenging nature that is Sprintcar racing.

Consistently qualifying towards the front of the feature-race field and also finishing within the top five on a number of occasions, Gallagher’s second full season in the class was highlighted by his second-career podium finish, when he scored the runner-up spot at Carrick Speedway on Boxing Night. Last season saw him achieve his maiden podium finish (a second) in the season finale at Carrick Speedway.

“I’m definitely becoming more competitive this season and the team and I’s confidence is growing with each race meeting,” expressed the pilot of the immaculately presented Tas # 13 McGinnis Mechanical backed GS1 machine, which is powered by a Maxwill Racing Engines prepared 410 Chev.

“There’s still a lot to learn for both myself and the team, but we’re gaining more experience as the season progresses and this is starting to be reflected in our results.”

Having begun his speedway career racing Tassie Sixes, before spending two seasons racing Wingless Sprints, Gallagher has had significant experience working with his dad, Des, who is also his crew chief and car owner, and credits a lot of his recent form to the relationship he and his dad share both at the track and away from it, with the pair having developed a sound balance between work and play, which evidently benefits the team.

While he openly admits there is still so much to learn about Sprintcar, Gallagher continues to go improve, and the plans for the remainder of the season are to build up more consistency and continue his progressive form.

For his next appearance, Gallagher will head to his home track – Solo Hobart Speedway – on this Saturday night (February 11).

Gallagher would like to thank the following 2016-17 sponsors for their valued support: McGinniss Mechanical, Tasman Auto Electrics, Claremont Crash Repairs and Hobart Powdercoating. Special thanks go to his dad, Des, his pit crew, Pete, Bradley and Jack, and his family and friends.

To find out more about Gallagher and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Gallagher Motorsport.

 

 

Campbell’s Pleasing Outcome

The 2017 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway recently resulted in a pleasing outcome for Darryl Campbell.

Despite the driver of the NSW # 28 Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads / Rentfleet supported Cool car having a bit of luck on his side in order to earn a spot in the Australian Championship deciding feature race, he managed to make the most of the opportunity and bring it home in 16th place in the 40-lap journey.

At the completion of the B main, Campbell had originally missed out on transferring into the feature race, after he missed out by one spot (seventh). However, as first reserve for the feature race, he had lady luck smile on him, when Jamie Veal was unable to take his place in the feature-race field, which allowed Campbell to occupy his place – although it was at the rear of the field.

“I know that I had a bit of good fortune on my side getting into the feature race in the first place, but I was more than happy to take it,” commented Campbell.

“When you think about it, there were nearly 100 nominations, so be able to bring it home 16th in Saturday night’s feature race, amongst the country’s best 410 Sprintcar racers, isn’t too bad.”

Throughout the Australian Championship weekend, Campbell showed consistent speed and ended his qualifying night’s preliminary feature race just outside the top-10 finishers in 12th. From there, he won his heat race in impressive fashion on the third and final night and that earned him a position five starting spot in the B main.

Looking back on the weekend’s Australian Championship, there were certainly more positives than negatives for Campbell, which includes him benefiting from a recent change to a new Cool Chassis, and it now buoys well for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

The next outing for Campbell will be on the Saturday night of February 11 back at Valvoline Raceway for what will be the 17th round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW.

Campbell would like to thank Eagle Silicon Ignition Leads, Rentfleet, and Oxytech Powder Coatings for all of their 2016-17 season support.

To find out more about Campbell and the DC Motorsport team, visit www.dc28.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching DC Motorsport N28.

 

 

Encouraging Signs for O’Neill and Nelson Combo

The recent Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway saw Jamie O’Neill and car owner Les Nelson enjoy their best run together as a unit.

In what was only their third race meeting together, O’Neill’s sixth-place finish in the D main of the final night of the Australian Championship wasn’t a true reflection of the speed he had shown throughout the weekend aboard the NT # 24 Bombshells Adult Entertainment / Tan Van supported Maxim car.

Following driving error on his own behalf during the opening lap of the B main on his qualifying night while fighting for a transfer spot that ended in a crash, O’Neill lost valuable points and on the final night, he was left in the D main to start out of position seven. Earlier during his qualifying night, he had recorded a lap in time trials that was good enough for a spot inside the top 10 amongst a 50-car field.

After a tough debut outing at Valvoline Raceway earlier in the month during the Origin of Speed event, followed by an encouraging run during the Scott Darley Challenge and now a promising Australian Championship outing, the O’Neill and Nelson combination is finding their feet.

“We were up against it coming out for these big events with an unknown package, but the team and I stuck with it and we’re starting to see promising signs that we’re heading in the right direction,” enthused the Darwin, Northern Territory-based racer.

“I can’t thank my car owner Les Nelson, along with his partner Cheryl Bartley, enough for helping put this deal together. I’m really looking forward to our next outing and being able to build on the weekend’s performance.”

The next outing for O’Neill is going to be the 17th Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night (February 11).

O’Neill and the Xtreme Motorsport team are proudly sponsored by: Bombshells Adult Entertainment, www.tanvan.com.au, Austec Irrigation, Roller Door Services NT, and Grizzly Dyno Shocks.

To find out more about O’Neill, visit his website at www.xtrememotorsport.com.au, or LIKE him on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport.

 

 

Car Show Coming Soon!

(Mercer, PA February 5, 2017): It won't be long for fans to see the cars that will compete at Mercer Raceway Park and other area speedpaths. Shenango Valley Mall will partner up with the Park to host the annual car show on March 2-5.

The show will be open to all classes of race cars. But it is anticipated that most of the cars on display will come from the divisions that compete weekly at Mercer Raceway Park: The 410 and 305 Sprints, 358 Modifieds, Modified Lites, and Mini Stocks. Other classes that will see action on the tricky oval will be the Late Models, e-Mods, Stock Cars, Micros, and Junior Sprints. Karts can also participate in the show.

Racers who wish to display their cars need to contact the Track Manager, Frank Benic, to make arrangements. He can be reached at 724-662-1310 or 724-699-1260. There is no fee to register a car for the show.

The cars will be move into the mall on Wednesday, March 1. They will be on display through Sunday, March 5.

The cars will hit the speedway for the first time on Saturday, March 18. There will be an open practice session for all classes, followed by the Snowflake 25, the biggest event on the Mini Stock docket, and the Jack Frost Enduro. The Chiller Thriller will be held on March 25, again being round one of the classic clash between the BRP Modified Tour Big Blocks and the track's own 358 Modifieds.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

There are still opportunities to become a marketing partner of Mercer Raceway Park for the 2017 season. Please call the track office at 724-662-1310 for further information.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

34 Raceway Has Planned Another Exciting Year of Racing

by Brian Neal
West Burlington, IA (Sunday, February 5, 2017) - Every year the race fans in the Southeast Iowa area look forward to the release of the new racing schedule for 34 Raceway, which is located 5 miles west of West Burlington, Iowa, to see what new events or series' will be brought to the premier facility. And once again the fans won't be disappointed, as one new 410 Sprint Car series' will make it's first ever visit to 34 Raceway, while another returns after a seven year absence. Plus an IMCA Late Model series will make a return in 2017, after a four year hiatus.

Jeff and Amy Laue, Scott and Lorrie Parish and Tom and Sue Bowling are entering their eleventh year as owner's of 34 Raceway. Despite the track still being up for sale, the owner's are committed to bringing racing to the track until that such day a new owner is found.

To get the community, fans, and racers rev'ed up about the approaching racing season, a car show will be held at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington on Saturday, March 18th from 11 AM until 1 PM. Then that evening a kick-off party will be held at Roederers Pit Stop, also located in Burlington, from 6 PM until close. The following Saturday, March 25th, the track will host a test-n-tune from 1 PM until 4 PM. This event will allow any and all racers to bring their cars out to get some practice time in before the on track action begins.

The first racing event for 2017 at 34 Raceway is set for Saturday, April 1st, no this is no April fools joke. In action on the night will be the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models, which is making it's return to the track since 2013, and the Sprint Invaders. This will be the first time in both series' history that they will be in action on the same night at the same track. The next Saturday, April 8th, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series makes a return stop to the 3/8 mile track in seven years. Joining the 410 Sprint Cars on the night will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods, which will begin there chase for the track championship.

Saturday, April 15th is the much anticipated "Slocum 50", featuring the Super Late Model stars of the MARS Dirt Car Series and the Corn Belt Clash Series. 2017 will mark the 9th Annual event, which continues to honor the late Brenton Slocum. Brenton, who raced IMCA Late Models at the time, was killed in a freak accident in the pits at the track back in 2005. A few of his close friends have worked hard to grow this race into the big event it is today. The Super Late Models will have a chance to claim the $10,555 to win check at the end of the night. Also in action will be the 305 Sprints and IMCA Stock Cars, with track points being awards to both classes.

After three weekends of special events, the regular weekly racing action begins on Saturday, April 22nd. The five weekly classes of 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and 4 Cylinders, will continue to battle for track points. Also racing on this night will be the bi-weekly classes of Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets, who will also being earning valuable track points. Weekly action continues on for April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th.

A double header weekend is planned for Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th. Saturday nights action will consist of 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and the Lee County Late Models. This will also be the first of three $5 Fan Appreciation Nights planned for 2017 at 34 Raceway, where all race fans will get into the grandstands for just $5. Then on Sunday the Sprint Invaders make there second stop of the season at the track, with the Mod Lites, IMRA Midgets, Vintage Sprints and Vintage Super Modifieds joining the card.

One more weekly race night is planned for Saturday, June 3rd, before a scheduled pit stop is taken on June 10th. No racing on June 10th will lead to a first ever stop by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprint Car Series to 34 Raceway on Sunday, June 11th. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprint Car Series is owned by NASCAR star Tony Stewart, who purchased the series from Guy Webb back in January of 2015. Joining the 410 Sprint Cars on the night will be the Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets.

Saturday, June 17th will be the second of third $5 Fan Appreciation Nights scheduled for 2017, as well as Mid-Season Championship Night. Once again all fans will be admitted into the grandstands for only $5. The five weekly classes, along with the Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets, will continue to battle for the track championships. Weekly Saturday night racing will continue on June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, and August 5th. The second scheduled pit stop of the season, with no races being held, will be Saturday, August 12th.

Following the weekend off from racing will be the third stop out of four by the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods, racing for track points, join the 360 Sprint Cars in action on the night. One more weekly night of racing will take place on Saturday, August 26th, before Season Championship Night on September 2nd. The 2017 track points season will come to an end, and the track champions will be crowned in all seven classes. Season Championship Night also marks the third and final night of the $5 Fan Appreciation Nights, where all fans will get into the grandstands for just $5.

The season finale is set for Saturday, September 23rd and will feature the fourth and final stop by the Sprint Invaders. This night also marks the final event of 2017 for the Sprint Invaders, who will crown their 2017 champion at the end of this night. Joining the 360 Sprint Cars at 34 Raceway during this event will be the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and the Mod Lite Nationals.

Defending track champions at 34 Raceway include Jarrod Schneiderman in the W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Jeff Waterman in the Ryner Transportation IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the PEPSI IMCA Stock Cars and Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Mike Morrill in the Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites, Jeff Mallonee in the IMRA Midgets, and Ron Kibbe in the Sonny's Market 4 Cylinders. Who will be crowned track champions in 2017? Only time will tell, and we hope to see all of you join us for another fantastic season at 34 Raceway.

For more information about 34 Raceway we encourage you to log onto the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, or you can contact Amy Laue by email at info@34raceway.com or by phone at 319-750-3454.

34 Raceway's 2017 Schedule

Saturday, March 18 - Car Show & Kick-Off Party
Saturday, March 25 - Test-N-Tune
Saturday, April 1 - Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models & Sprint Invaders
Saturday, April 8 - Bumper To Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Cars, plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods
Saturday, April 15 - 9th Annual "Slocum 50" - Super Late Models, 305 Sprints, and IMCA Stock Cars
Saturday, April 22 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, April 29 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, May 6 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, May 13 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, May 20 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, May 27 - $5 Fan Appreciation Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Lee County Late Models
Sunday, May 28 - Sprint Invaders - 360 Sprints, Mod Lites, IMRA Midgets, Vintage Sprints, and Vintage Super Modifieds
Saturday, June 3 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, June 10 - Pit Stop - NO RACING
Sunday, June 11 - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprints, plus Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, June 17 - $5 Fan Appreciation Night / Mid-Season Championships - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, June 24 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 1 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, July 8 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 15 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, July 22 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 29 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, August 5 - Regular Weekly Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, August 12 - Pit Stop - NO RACING
Saturday, August 19 - Sprint Invaders - 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods
Saturday, August 26 - Prelude to Season Championship Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, September 2 - $5 Fan Appreciation Night / Season Championship Night - 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, September 23 - Sprint Invaders Season Championship - 360 Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and Mod Lite Nationals

 

 

 

2017 A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Schedule Announced

 

(Sodus, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour is proud to announce its 2017 season schedule visiting 24 different venues with a total of 38 events on the schedule card.

The series will once again visit facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada visiting some of the longest operated race tracks in the entire country!

The season will start at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, April 21 as part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals paying $3,000 to win. Then the following night, the PST Canadian Series will get underway at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, ONT, part of their annual spring sizzler.

The series returns to many fan favorite tracks such as Ransomville, Ohsweken, Brockville Ontario, Raceway 7, Stateline, Fulton, Woodhull, Albany Saratoga, Cornwall and the Fonda speedway.

Once again on June 17, we will be heading to Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial. That show will pay $2,571 to win. Last season, Davie Franek won the green to checkered event and it was the fastest 30 lap event in the tracks history with a time of 9:58.

For the second straight year, Bonnell’s Collison Center will present the second annual “Western Week of Money”. This program will kick off at the McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, PA on Thursday June 29. We will then return to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH, Friday June 30, Mercer Raceway Park, Saturday July 1, TBA Sunday July 2, and the week will end Monday, July 3 with also a TBA. All events will be paying $4,000 to win with $325 just to qualify.

The series will also be returning to Penn Cann Speedway for the first time since 2007 on Friday August 18, and for the first time ever, the series will be making the trip to the longest operated dirt track in the country, Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday, August 19. Both shows will be challenge events with the United Racing Club.

Perhaps the most anticipated event on the 2017 calendar will be the ‘Labor Day Triple Play’ event when the series visits Williams Grove Friday September 1, Selinsgrove September 2, and Path Valley Sunday, September 3. It will be the first time since 2011 the series visits Williams Grove, and it will be the first time ever visiting Path Valley in Spring Run, PA. All three shows will pay $3,000 to win.

As usual, the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals highlights our Canada Tour, which pays $12,000 (USD) and $1,000 to qualify. That two-day event is scheduled for September 15 and 16 at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, ONT.

Once again concluding our 2017 season will be a weekend of money starting with the Outlaw Fall Nationals at Outlaw Speedway paying $5,000 to win on Friday, September 22. The Kramer Williamson Memorial, this year paying $5,073 to win at the Fonda Speedway, September 23.  The weekend tentatively concludes at Rolling Wheels with a $5,000 to win event.

As tradition, the Patriot Sprint Tour will begin their 2017 season on site at the Gator Motorsports Exposition and Trade show at the Center of Progress Building on the New York State Fair Grounds in Syracuse, New York. An official copy of the 2017 season will be available for distribution.

Fans are encouraged to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and to also follow us @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter. You can also log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com for more information.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.

Date

Track

Location

Series

Notes

11-Mar

Gater News Motorsports Expo

Syracuse, NY

 

31st Annual Motorsports Exposition & Trade Show

12-Mar

Gater News Motorsports Expo

Syracuse, NY

 

31st Annual Motorsports Exposition & Trade Show

21-Apr

Outlaw Speedway

Dundee, NY

PST-A

Outlaw Spring Nationals Challenge Event $3000 to win

22-Apr

Merrittville Speedway

Thorold, ONT

PST-C

PST Canada Opener $2000 to win Fine Touch Collison

30-Apr

Five Mile Point Speedway

Kirkwood, NY

PST-A

PST America Opener 2000 to win

13-May

Woodhull Raceway

Woodhull, NY

PST-A

Evingham Site Excavation Night

19-May

Raceway 7

Conneaut, OH

PST-A

$2000 to win Bonnell’s Collision Centers Event

20-May

TBA

TBA

PST-A

 

26-May

Albany Saratoga Speedway

Malta, NY

PST-A

A-Verdi / $2000 to win Holiday Bonus Race

27-May

Fonda Speedway

Fonda, NY

PST-A

A-Verdi / $2000 to win Holiday Bonus Race

2-Jun

Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville, NY

PST-A

Just Signs & Designs Friends of Uncle Ray

3-Jun

Fulton Speedway

Fulton, NY

PST-A

A-Verdi Storage Containers

9-Jun

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, ONT

PST-C

$2000 to win Fine Touch Collison

10-Jun

Brockville Ontario Speedway 

Brockville, ONT

PST-C

$2000 to win Fine Touch Collison

16-Jun

Outlaw Speedway

Dundee, NY

PST-A

A-Verdi Storage Containers

17-Jun

Selinsgrove Speedway

Selinsgrove, PA

PST-A

Joe Whitcomb Memorial (Time Trials / $2,571 to win)

24-Jun

Stateline Speedway

Busti, NY

PST-A

$2000 to win Bonnell’s Collision Centers Event

29-Jun

McKean County Raceway

East Smethport, PA

PST-A

$4000 to win Bonnell Holiday Bonus Race

30-Jun

Raceway 7

Conneaut, OH

PST-A

$4000 to win Bonnell Holiday Bonus Race

1-Jul

Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA

PST-A

$4000 to win Bonnell Holiday Bonus Race

2-Jul

TBA

TBA

PST-A

$4000 to win Bonnell Holiday Bonus Race

3-Jul

TBA

TBA

PST-A

$4000 to win Bonnell Holiday Bonus Race

15-Jul

Brockville Ontario Speedway 

Brockville, ONT

PST-C

$2000 to win Fine Touch Collison

17-Jul

Cornwall Speedway

Cornwall, ONT

PST-C

$2000 to win Fine Touch Collison (300 to start!)

22-Jul

Woodhull Raceway

Woodhull, NY

PST-A

Evingham Site Excavation Night

4-Aug

Outlaw Speedway

Dundee, NY

PST-A

$2000 to win M&W Aluminum Products

5-Aug

Stateline Speedway

Busti, NY

PST-A

$2000 to win Bonnell’s Collision Centers Event

18-Aug

Penn Cann Speedway

Susquehanna, PA

PST-A

$2000 to win PST / URC Challenge Event

19-Aug

Orange County Speedway

Middletown, NY

PST-A

$2000 to win PST / URC Challenge Event

25-Aug

Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville, NY

PST-A

A-Verdi Storage Containers

1-Sep

Williamsgrove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, NY

PST-A

$3,000 to win PST / URC Challenge

2-Sep

Selinsgrove Speedway

Selinsgrove, PA

PST-A

$3,000 to win PST / URC Challenge

3-Sep

Path Valley Speedway

Spring Run, PA

PST-A

$3,000 to win PST / URC Challenge

8-Sep

TBA

TBA

PST-A

 

15-Sep

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, ONT

PST-C

Night before the Nationals

16-Sep

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, ONT

PST-C

13th Annual Canadaian Sprint Car Nationals ($12,000 to win)

22-Sep

Outlaw Speedway

Dundee, NY

PST-A

2nd Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals ($5,000 to win)

23-Sep

Fonda Speedway

Fonda, NY

PST-A

Kramer Williamson Memorial ($5,073 to win)

24-Sep

TBA

TBA

PST-A

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2017 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED!

by Tommy Goudge (February 3, 2017) – The initial version of the 2017 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway is officially released! Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2017 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 12, while the on-track season concludes with Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing and the final round of the club’s Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 23.

While the initial release of the schedule includes plenty of fun and variety, fans and competitors can expect several exciting announcements in the weeks to come. “The race dates are finalized, but we are still booking divisions and possible special guests for several events, plus adding a lot of sponsors and special extras to the schedule,” noted Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey.

The 2017 schedule features 23 racing events, beginning with the 22nd annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night on Friday, May 19. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2017. Regular Friday Night Excitement events will include 20 lap A-Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, 15 lap A-Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and 12 lap A-Features for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Several marquee events highlight the schedule, including the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Northern Summer Nationals, and the return of the Triple Crown Showdown.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 25 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 11th annual Six Nations Showdown, joined by a DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship Trail event, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.

The 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, plus the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The Saturday, September 16 portion of the weekend will feature the $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Car event, plus the 2nd annual "602 Challenge" for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division.

The Triple Crown Showdown returns to Ohsweken on Thursday, August 24, with Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, Go Nuclear! Late Models, and Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars all on the card. Chad Brachmann was a popular first-time Super DIRTcar Series winner in the tour's only previous Ohsweken appearance in 2015.

The Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 24 will feature Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, plus the return of the UMP Modifieds.

Ohsweken’s weekly Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in three challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 9, the Southern Ontario Sprints on June 30, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 4.

Along with the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, two more special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the 3rd annual Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 7, and the 18th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on August 11.

The third annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at the track on Friday, June 16 with all 5 weekly divisions on the card. Nominations for 2017 Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 28. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

“Christmas in July” on July 21, and Canadian National Autism Foundation “KidsRace” Night on August 18 will both include Autograph Night activities. Other special nights on the 2017 schedule include; another CNAF "KidsRace" Night on June 16, Minor Sports Team Night June 23, Hot Rod Cruise Night June 30, Media Appreciation Night July 7, Sponsor Night and Emergency Services Night both on July 14, Fan Appreciation Night August 25, Monster Mash September 8, and a to-be-announced special event on September 22. Details regarding Monster Mash night, Fan Appreciation, and September 22 will be announced in the days to come - stay tuned!

Following the conclusion of the 4-wheeled racing season at Ohsweken, Flat Track Canada is again renting the track for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 23. Visit www.FlatTrackCanada.com for more information.

The final event of the 2017 season will be the Night of Champions awards celebration, which is set for Friday, November 17 at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

TICKETS PLEASE! Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale - Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information. Renewals for Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals ticket holders have been extended to Tuesday, February 14. Remaining tickets for all of those events will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2017 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Friday, May 12 TEST & TUNE NIGHT –All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2017

Friday, May 19 22ND ANNUAL OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY OPENING NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 26 -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 2 -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 9 OHSWEKEN VS. PST -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 16 WALL OF FAME NIGHT & CNAF "KIDSRACE" NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 23 MINOR SPORTS TEAM NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 30 OHSWEKEN VS. SOS HOT ROD CRUISE NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 7 FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT & MEDIA APPRECIATION NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 14 EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT & SPONSOR NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 21 CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 24 NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS & BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -UMP Modifieds 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 50

Tuesday, July 25 11TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN” -World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30 -DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Championship Trail 30 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Twin 15’s

Friday, July 28 NO RACING

Friday, August 4 OHSWEKEN VS. ESS NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 11 ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 18 CNAF "KIDSRACE" & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Thursday, August 24 TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN -Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series 75 -Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25 -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20

Friday, August 25 FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT -To Be Announced

Friday, September 1 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20 -Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 8 MONSTER MASH -To Be Announced

Thursday, September 14 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 15 NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS -360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s -360 Sprint Cars Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge 13 -360 Sprint Cars Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout 12 -Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20 -HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 -Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Saturday, September 16 13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS -$12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35 -Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars "602 Challenge" 20

Friday, September 22 -To Be Announced

Saturday, September 23 FLAT TRACK CANADA PRESENTS CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES FINAL ROUND -Flat Track Motorcycles TBA

Friday, November 17 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS AWARDS CELEBRATION -Carmen's Banquet Centre - Hamilton ON

 

 

Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing

John Allen takes over as Weekly Operations Promoter for the 2017 season

CONCORD, N.C. - February 3, 2017 - DIRTcar Racing announced today that John Allen has taken over as the Weekly Operations Promoter at Volusia Speedway Park in advance of the 2017 season. Weekly racing will commence on March 12 and run through the first week of December.

Allen, a 45-year-old DeLeon Springs, Florida resident, is no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, having spent many nights at the track with his father, who was a security guard at the track in the 1970s. Over the last three season, Allen had sponsored the track with his successful business, Allen Plumbing.

Allen has many aspirations with the speedway, including rebuilding the track's prominence in Central Florida and putting fans back in the seats. The DeLeon Spring speedway is a half-mile, clay oval, often referred to as the "World's Fastest Half-Mile." Though its name, size and style have changed throughout the years, it has consistently operated as a weekly race track. "For me, the Speedway is my joy - to bring all these drivers and fans together," said John Allen. "A lot of people come out of the wood-work to help out, which is huge. We try to help out the local community and just bring everyone together. I get joy out of giving people somewhere to go on a Saturday night." Volusia Speedway Park hosts the biggest event in DIRTcar racing, the DIRTcar Nationals. This annual race kicks off the 2017 season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and All Star Circuit. Weekly racing at the Florida short track will begin soon after DIRTcar Nationals with the All Star National Flat Track Series on March 12. Additionally, the track will host a headline event the following week on March 18 with a $2,000-to-win Late Model race. Volusia Speedway Park is home to of some of the biggest paydays for short track racing. Two of the largest paydays at the track include the Ironman Weekend on May 19-20 with a $10,000-to-win Thunderstocks Ironman 100, and the Powell Memorial on June 3 with a $5,000-to-win Late Model race. A Fourth of July celebration will begin on July 2, featuring a number of big dollar races, including $2,500 for the Modifieds, a $2,000-to-win Hobby Stock race, $1,500 to the winner of the Thunderstocks, and $500 for the Gladiators. The annual Fall Brawl, on Oct. 28, will be the final points race of the season. The 2017 weekly campaign will come to a close on Dec. 2. For more information about Volusia Speedway Park and to see the full schedule events visit VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series to Award Nearly $30,000 in Cash and Prizes, Declaring Top Driver and Supermodified of 2017

OSWEGO, NY (February 3, 2017) – Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association announced today the formation of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing presented by ASI Racewear.

The 10 race championship series, comprised of five non-wing Novelis Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five winged ISMA Supermodified events, is centered around the Supermodified Triple Crown, formed in 1966, featuring the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals, Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic, and Star Speedway’s Star Classic.

“We have been working together to put the pieces of this puzzle together for several weeks now and I am happy to say that Oswego and ISMA have come into this new venture as equal partners in the championship purse as we all look to further support the unification of Supermodified racing,” said TCCS promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. “Thanks to the help of several fantastic partners we have been able to raise the funds needed to begin to help reward Supermodfied drivers and teams for crossing the border and blurring the divide between wing and non-wing Supermodified racing and at the same time generate something new and exciting in the world of Supermodified racing.”

Half of the TCCS campaign will consist of five non-wing events at Oswego Speedway including the May 13 67th annual season opening 50-lapper, the June 10 Twin 35’s, the July 1 Independence Weekend Grand Prix, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75 on July 22, as well as the 61st running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Labor Day Weekend.

Overall TCCS finish rankings for the June 10 Twin 35’s will be based on a driver’s combined finish for both events.

The other half of the TCCS campaign will consist of five winged ISMA Supermodified events including Lancaster Speedway on June 3, Stafford Motor Speedway on June 23, both legs of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals running on July 28-29 and the Star Classic on September 9.

TCCS points for these races will only be tallied for feature event finishes and will utilize Oswego Speedway’s 100-point format.

To put further emphasis on the four major events in Supermodified racing double points will be awarded for the Mr. Novelis Supermodified, the Hy-Miler Nationals finale, the International Classic, and the Star Classic – with 200 points going to the winner.

While points will be awarded at all 10 events only a driver’s best three Oswego finishes will be combined with his or her best three ISMA finishes to count toward the overall championship, for a total of six events.

Drivers or teams do not have to compete in all 10 events, but they must compete in at least three TCCS races on each series to be eligible for the year end point payout.

A minimum of $27,000 in point fund money will be split between two separate championships.

Half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Driver of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the driver competing. Drivers in this championship have the ability to run as many different race cars as they wish, on either series, in order to collect points.

The TCCS Driver of the Year will earn a cool $6,000 for his or her efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth.

The other half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Supermodified of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the car entry. Supermodifieds eligible for this portion of the championship must run as the same built Supermodified in all entered TCCS events, on either series, wing and non-wing.

The TCCS Supermodified of the Year will earn another $6,000 for their cross-over efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth. The entire $13,500 Supermodified of the Year point fund will be paid, no matter the number of eligible Supermodifieds taking place.

Under this format, drivers and teams utilizing the same driver and Supermodified across the TCCS could bring home a total of $12,000.

“The essence of this series is to try and get back to the days of cross over Supermodifieds competing both wing and non-wing, and several of us involved in this effort believe these cars can be made to be competitive both ways,” said Kapuscinski. “At the same time we want as many top drivers and teams involved as possible, so we decided to split the purse to provide something for everyone. At the end of the day we believe this will be an exciting format, that will provide fans and teams with renewed enthusiasm, hopefully bring more entries to select events, but also give back more money to teams. In the future, any amount of money we raise beyond the $27,000 to this point, will ALL go back to the drivers and teams by way of more money or end of year prizes and giveaways.”

Shea Concrete Products has once again stepped up as a tremendous supporter of Supermodified racing, coming in as the title sponsor of the TCCS for 2017.

Serving the industry for over 50 years, Shea Concete Products continues to produce the highest quality precast concrete products. Shea Concrete’s products are manufactured to a customer’s exact specifications and arrive on the job site ready for installation saving the customer time and money.

Shea Concrete Products will of course also be partnered with Supermodified giant Chris Perley’s efforts on the TCCS, as he looks to prove that the cross-over is still made to work in Supermodified racing.

For more information on Shea Concrete Products, visit online at www.sheaconcrete.com.

ASI Racewear will present the TCCS in 2017 as well as coming on as the series’ official t-shirt provider.

ASI Racewear specializes in custom designs that are created to emphasize your special event or race team. Nobody can top the superior quality, excellent service, and competitive pricing of ASI Racewear.

For more information visit online at www.asiwear.com.

Another key supporter of the TCCS in 2017 is Oswego’s A&P Automotive, located at 160 East Bridge St.

Carrying the latest and greatest from Bridgestone, Firestone, Nokian and Toyo, as well as other trusted tire brands, A&P Automotive is a one stop shop for tires, alignments, brake services, oil changes, and other valuable services.

While in for service be sure to browse A&P Automotive’s select pre-owned vehicle selection for great deals on exceptional vehicles as well as their selection of BOSS Snow Plows.

Like Shea Concrete Products, A&P Automotive is also proud to back a TCCS entry for cross-over hopeful and defending Budweiser International Classic champion, Jeff Abold.

For more information on A&P Automotive, visit online at www.apautomotiveny.com.

Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers in Oswego and Fulton have been backers of Supermodified racing for decades and will again support driver Joe Gosek in 2017 as well as partner with the TCCS for the coming season.

Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers provides a wide assortment of hardware, lumber, tools, and building supplies and have been serving home owners and professional contractors since 1926. Committed to providing quality materials and excellent customer service, customers can browse up to 67,000 items online with free shipping to store.

For more information on Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers visit online at www.burkesdoitbest.com.

On top of these fantastic supporters, an anonymous donor has also donated five right rear Hoosier Racing Tires to be presented at four of the Oswego Speedway TCCS events in 2017.

TCCS member drivers that finish in the top ten positions of the May 13, June 10, July 1, and July 22 races at Oswego will be eligible to win a free right rear Hoosier Racing Tire by way of random draw at the conclusion of that night’s race event.

Registration forms for the TCCS will be available in the coming days.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Brodix Cylinder Heads Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016

Company Name: Brodix Cylinder Heads

Website: http://brodix.com/

Twitter: @BRODIXheads

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

Part of the Program Since: 2007

SYRACUSE, NY – Brodix Cylinder Heads has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception. Based from Mena, AR, they have been the leading manufacturer for cylinder heads on 360 sprint cars from coast to coast for decades.

It remains the foremost goal of Brodix, Inc. to develop the highest quality, most innovative and dependable products for our customers. By working together to continuously learn, develop, and improve, we can ensure future success to make Brodix, Inc. and our customers stand above the competition.

Brodix has enjoyed many successes over the years in every form of auto racing. Many, many records, championships, and titles have been won with Brodix products. With the blend of old and new ideas, the future looks bright. Continuous research and development is a way of life at Brodix.

Not only has Brodix been a main sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints for many years, they also represent all of 360 racing in general. The recipient of a complete set of ASCS Heads at the 2016 awards banquet was Jeff Cook.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2016 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Briggs and Stratton Generators, Aero Wings, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx/M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets/Highside Racing Products, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Adirondack Powder Coating.



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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

James Mosher Tucson Bound For Opening Round Of Wildcat Winter Series

By Ben Deatherage

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Saturday, February 4th will see the first night of action for the three-race mini-series at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. After the 4th the series takes a week off before the two-day finale on the 17th and 18th. Among the entries will be James Mosher, who is quite familiar with the facility. The Albuquerque, New Mexico ace will be at all three shows over the course of the month in his familiar Kings Racing Products/Jackson Compaction/Elite Wings/Consolidated Solar/The Power Company Electrical Contractors #12 Maxim.

“It’s good to see Tucson open again and I hope it works,” commented Mosher, “it’s one of my favorites tracks in the country.”

In 2016 James Mosher ran primarily in the American Southwest and finished among the top five on five occasions. Of those top fives he would post two runner-up finishes in a row in 305 Sprint Car action on September 3rd at Southern New Mexico Speedway, in Las Cruces, and the following weekend on the 10th at Sandia Speedway, in Albuquerque. James was sixteenth in his only appearance at Wildcat Raceway last year on April 18th.

“We got a couple of bridesmaids and a few thirds. We don’t run anywhere for points and we’ll go run anywhere with 410, 360, or a 305.”

Besides racing at Wildcat Raceway for the Winter Series he plans on competing in over sixty races across the nation. Most of the schedule calls for racing in the neighboring states of Arizona, Texas, and Colorado but will see trips to Iowa’s famed Knoxville Raceway and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

James Mosher is a second-generation driver following in the footsteps of his father Jerry. Mosher was rookies of the year for the Sprint Car Owners of Arizona, New Mexico Motorsports Racing Association, New Mexico Modified Midgets Association, and the National Modified Midget Association. James would win a regional title with the National Modified Midget Association.

Racing action for Saturday is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00 for General Admission, Military/First Responders/Students (with ID) $10.00, Children (10 or younger) are FREE, and the Family Pack (2 Adults and up to 4 children under 16) is $40.00. VIP Suite seats are going for $30.00 each while Pit Passes are being sold for $25.00.

If you can’t make it to the show fret not for every single lap of racing will be covered live on RacefeedX.com. PPV pass purchases can be made by visiting the aforementioned website.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (February 2, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is honored that so many sponsor partners are joining us for 2017. There could be a problem though, just ask the SOD racers that have to put all the decals on their cars! It has resulted in somewhat of a challenge, so SOD has met the issue head on.

SOD has created sponsor panels that will allow its racers to install as few as 7 decals instead of 60+! There will be a panel for primary sponsors and one for secondary sponsors. The SOD decal will continue to be an individual decal as well as the Perfit Lucky Dog nose wing decal. A few decals for each sponsor partner will still be available on a limited basis; decals for sponsor partners that join us after panel production will need to be supplied individually also.

The primary sponsor panel will be approximately 15” wide by 20” high. The secondary sponsor panel will be approximately 36” wide by 6” high. The panels will be available with either a black or white background; a few other standard colors may be available upon request. Logos will be placed in such a way to make it easy to cut the panels into sections if needed. The panels are not available yet since some new sponsorships have not been finalized.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

USAC GULF COAST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUTS
IN 2017 WITH SIX-RACE SCHEDULE

The Gulf Coast Midget Championship, USAC's newest racing series, has announced a six-race schedule at two Texas venues for the 2017 season.

Stephenville's 281 Speedway serves as the host of three dates including the series opener on April 1. In addition, the series visits the ¼-mile dirt oval on June 3 and the series season finale on August 5.

The ¼-mile dirt Superbowl Speedway in Greenville greets the USAC Gulf Coast Midget Championship on three occasions during the 2016 campaign as well on April 29, May 27 and July 29.

All cars participating in the series must appear and fit the guidelines of a traditional midget. Cars powered by spec engines such as the Honda/Ford Focus, Volkswagen or the Chevy II with an entirely stock-production head and block, etc. do not have a minimum weight. For all purpose-built racing engines, cars must meet a minimum weight of 1035 pounds (including driver).

All 1000cc or greater upright cars are eligible to compete without a minimum weight and may be chain-driven and utilize a traditional driveline or quick-change rear-end.

All four corners of the car must be fitted with Hoosier Tires. On the right rear, teams may use the SP2, SP3 or SP4. A D12 tire or harder compound must be used on the left rear.

A maximum 10-inch-width right rear rim may be used. However, a maximum 12-inch width tire may be mounted to the 10-inch rim. Cars with 1000cc engines can use a maximum 12-inch wide right rear wheel rim.

Only one right rear tire can be used for an entire racing event (heat race and all features) unless it is inspected and determined by a race official to be flat or a potential safety hazard. If another tire is required, the replacement tire must be of the same compound and brand as the tire being approved for removal. All tires will be marked following hot laps.

To compete in the USAC Gulf Coast Midget Championship, drivers must be at least 14 years old and a licensed member as a driver with USAC Speed2.

For more information on the USAC Gulf Coast Midget Championship, please contact Jon McIntyre at mcintyrespeedshop@gmail.com or by phone at (214) 288-4375.

2017 USAC GULF COAST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Apr 1: 281 Speedway (Stephenville, Texas)
Apr 29: Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas)
May 27: Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas)
Jun 3: 281 Speedway (Stephenville, Texas)
Jul 29: Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas)
Aug 5: 281 Speedway (Stephenville, Texas)

 

 

US 36 Raceway

It comes with no surprise that Jon Boller, Jr has organized the promotion of US 36 Raceway with mastery. Leading the way, Jon has built a list of well known and reputable team members to not to only reopen the dirt track facility, but ensure its growth for seasons to come.

As of today, Jon and the rest of the team at US 36 Raceway welcome PRIME Racing Products and Custom Fabrication, LLC as an official parts supplier at every event held at the high banked ⅜ mile dirt track. “Knowing they would make a great addition to our racing facility, I approached Dustin Boney with PRIME Racing a few months back,” Jon said. Having PRIME Racing Products and the knowledge that goes comes with them is what I was hoping for all along and putting the final details together just this week, we were able to secure them for the benefit of all our racers here at US 36 Raceway,” he finished.

PRIME Racing Products will provide a stocked parts trailer each week and will be available to the racers to help with set-up questions and repairs. “We pride ourselves on being available to the customer and physically being at the race track is one way we can help our customers succeed,” Dustin Boney stated. “With the continued support of my father-in-law, Billy Deckman, my wife, Blythe and I are able to grow our business and venture out to service race tracks once again.

“As an advocate of local racing, we are excited to bring our expertise to US 36 Raceway. I feel that we not only add over 35 years of combined racing experience, we are a business that prides ourself on giving back to our customers,” Blythe continued. “Offering monthly specials and weekly gift certificates are just a couple of ways we like to thank the patrons of our sport.”

As an added appreciation to the drivers of US 36 Raceway, those drivers who are preregistered by March 15th, 2017, PRIME Racing Products will issue a 10% off coupon to use anytime during the racing year!

Jon continues, “knowing that we have a reputable company that is working on behalf of our racers and supporting our sport is outstanding. I know that all of our drivers and crew members will be greatly benefited by the addition of PRIME Racing Products at US 36 Raceway.”

 

 

Wildcat Raceway Hosts Sprint Car Action This Weekend; Watch Live On RacefeedX.com

By Ben Deatherage Tucson, Arizona- Looking to fill your Sprint Car fix this weekend but not sure where to find it? Than be sure and check out Wildcat Raceway as they host both Winged and Non-Winged Sprint Cars on Saturday, February 4th. The 3/8-mile clay oval will also have Mini Sprints on the card during the course of the event.

While the Winged Sprints will be non-sanctioned the Non-Winged portion of the program will be under the Wingless Auto Racing (WAR)-Wildcat Winter Sprint Series. Both classes will be paying $3000.00 to the winner.

The Sprints will be back for a big two race affair a few weeks later. February 17th and 18th will see the final two legs of the Wildcat Winter Series. All three shoes are expected to bring some stout competition to compete at the southern Arizona venue.

Racing action is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00 for General Admission, Military/First Responders/Students (with ID) $10.00, Children (10 or younger) are FREE, and the Family Pack (2 Adults and up to 4 children under 16) is $40.00. VIP Suite seats are going for $30.00 each while Pit Passes are being sold for $25.00.

If you can’t make it to the show fret not for every single lap of racing will be covered live on RacefeedX.com. PPV pass purchases can be made by visiting the aforementioned website.

 

 

Donny Schatz To Carry Arctic Cat Colors in 2017

Leading Powersports Manufacturer Aligns with Tony Stewart Racing And Eight-Time World of Outlaws Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2017) – For the past 20 years, Donny Schatz has attacked the terrain of dirt tracks all across the United States in his quest to become the best Sprint car racer in the world. The driver for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) is coming off his eighth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship and is looking to continue raising the bar this season in grassroots racing’s most challenging series with a new partner that shares his passion for reaching greatness and possesses a mindset without limits.

Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles (side-by-sides or ROVs), announced today a partnership with TSR and Schatz that includes primary sponsorship of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat J&J that the Fargo, North Dakota driver will compete with at more than 90 races from coast to coast in 2017, beginning next week in Florida. In addition, Arctic Cat will also be co-primary sponsor on the TSR No. 14 that Tony Stewart will pilot in more than 50 races on dirt in 2017.

The relationship aligns Arctic Cat, one of the most widely recognized and respected manufacturers and marketers in the powersports industry, with the most decorated driver in short-track racing over the past decade.

“We are extremely excited today to announce the partnership between Arctic Cat and Tony Stewart Racing,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “This is a truly unique opportunity, by partnering with Tony Stewart Racing, which sets the standard in short track racing, and Donny Schatz, the best driver in Sprint car racing, we continue to reinforce our commitment to be the best in everything we do. Donny is not only a great racer, but an Arctic Cat customer who uses our vehicles both for fun and to get work done when he’s not behind the wheel of his 900-horsepower Sprint car. He, along with the people who live and breathe Sprint car racing are a great fit for our brand. This partnership puts us in an ideal environment to showcase the Arctic Cat line of products and welcome everyone to the wide world of Arctic Cat.”

The connection with Schatz was a natural for the Minnesota-based company as both share Upper Midwest roots and a passion for power sports. Schatz has risen from a North Dakota teenager who learned his trade circling dirt tracks in his home state, as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin before heading out on the road and racing full-time with “The Greatest Show on Dirt”. Through his unyielding desire to compete Donny has become the most accomplished driver over the past two decades with the WoO. After spending the first 11 years of his career driving for his family, Schatz teamed up with three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Stewart and TSR in 2008, and he continues to build his legacy. He’s won every major Sprint car race, including the sport’s signature event – the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals – nine times, and has won eight WoO titles in the last 11 seasons, including the last three. Schatz is the third all-time winningest driver in the series’ 39-year history with 229 triumphs and last season he became the first driver in series history to win more than 20 races in four consecutive seasons.

“I’ve been blessed to be around incredible people throughout my career and I’m so excited to be joining the Arctic Cat family,” Schatz said. “It started with my parents giving me the chance to pursue a dream of becoming a World of Outlaws driver and then Tony coming along and bringing me into his organization. We’ve worked extremely hard to be the best and are always striving to find ways to get better. I’m not sure I have the words to accurately describe my emotions about getting to drive the Arctic Cat 15 this year. I’m blown away. They are a company that’s from right up here in my neck of the woods and I’ve been on Cats for as long as I can remember. Whether we were working my grandpa’s farm or tackling the snow for fun, Arctic Cat has been a big part of my life and now we get to venture into another chapter together. We’ve got a motivated group of people at TSR ready to attack dirt tracks across the country with a black and green racecar. I can’t wait to start this ride.”

The partnerships with TSR for Arctic Cat continue the brand’s involvement in short-track racing. Both Schatz and Stewart will make their 2017 debut next week in the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The event also kicks off Arctic Cat’s second season as title sponsor of the Sprint car series owned by Stewart.

“I’ve been involved with racing most of my life and one thing that has been a constant throughout is the importance of relationships,” Stewart said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know the people at Arctic Cat over the past decade and, like I said when they renewed their partnership with the All-Stars, we are family. To have Arctic Cat continue being part of the All-Stars’ family for the next two years is something I’m really proud of. And I’m honored to see that relationship carry over to our TSR teams and have them aligned with Donny Schatz and the crew we’ve assembled on that 15 team. It’s a potent combination and one that’s aiming to continue to set the standard in Sprint car racing. I’m excited I get the chance to do some Sprint car racing this year myself, and having Arctic Cat as part of the ride is an added bonus. We’re beyond honored to be part of something like this.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat J&J throughout the campaign on the Web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat.Atv or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Donny Schatz Driver of the No. 15 Arctic Cat J&J in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1977

Hometown: Minot, North Dakota

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota

Marital Status: Married, Erica

Children: Daughter, Savanna

Highlights: Eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion … Third all-time winningest WoO driver with 229 career WoO A-Feature victories … Only WoO driver in series’ 39-year history to win more than 20 A-Feature triumphs in four consecutive seasons (2013-2016) … Nine-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals winner… Three-time and reigning Kings Royal champion… Nine-time $50,000 Sprintcar International winner in Sydney, Australia… Winner of every major Sprint Car race during his 20-year WoO career… 1997 WoO Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year… 1996 WISSOTA National 360 Sprint Car Champion… Made his debut in Sprint Car as a 15-year-old at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. in 1993.

About Arctic Cat®

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.”

More information can be found at: www.arcticcat.com

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 21 short-track racing titles (14 in the United States Auto Club and seven World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2017, TSR will field a team for eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and also a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @TonyStewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.

 

 

3rd LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN

*NEXT WEEK* is the 3rd LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN & Bumped-Up LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 6PM!

*FORECAST RIGHT NOW SHOWS SUNNY and 69°!

Just added: RACINBOYS NETWORK will be on hand (details coming in their press release soon)!

Kilgore, TX (01/30/17) by DarinShort.com. The 70' wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway hosted several phenomenal racing events in 2016. Nightly there was side-by-side racing, drivers coming from the back to win, wild finishes - and the new season fires up NEXT WEEK, Saturday night, February 11th at 6pm; when fans will be treated to a huge night of racing: the 3rd Annual SPRINT SMACKDOWN and bumped-up LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER.

Here are complete details:

REMINDER: The open practice night (for any dirt track racing division) is Friday Feb 10 from 7-10pm (night before the race). This will allow race teams to shake down their new cars under race night conditions. All pit passes all ages will be $15 on Feb 10th. Grandstand viewing is free.

Racing action fires off Saturday February 11th at 6PM. (The sun goes down at 6:02pm, which will coincide perfectly.)

The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 4:30pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 5:15pm, with a driver's meeting set for 5:45pm. Hot laps will fire off at 6pm with racing to follow immediately.

Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $15! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A JUMBO-SIZED competitor purse is slated in all racing divisions, and the breakdown is as follows:

SPRINT CARS (note that we chose to add more purse in the middle of the field instead of putting it all on top, so it benefits more race teams): $1,200/win - $800 - $600 - $550 - $500 (5th) - $450 - $400 - $350 - $320 - $300 (10th) - $280 - $260 - $240 - $220 - $200 (to 24th...not 20th!).

All sprint car NQ's or Non-Starters will receive $100. Sprint Car heats will include passing points which will determine the feature lineups...straight up by points. Rules at www.RaceSaver.com and www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track general rules. This is an IMCA sanctioned points event, as it was the past two years.

And for all LoneStar Speedway divisions, rules are posted at http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/ as 2017 rules are posted are now available. More specifically, the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders currently have no LoneStar rules updates. The Factory Stocks have updates in the body section, which are posted here: http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=348752

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $20...to 20th.

No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available

REMINDER: A limited supply of reserved seat tickets are available for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at LoneStar Speedway on Friday, March 3rd. Details are at the track website and the track Facebook page (that can be found by searching 'LoneStar Speedway'wink. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series event tickets will go on sale soon, and that is our third event of the season, Sunday March 26th.

Here's the direct link to the WoO Sprint Car series tickets at LoneStar Speedway on Friday March 3rd:

https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=778&backurl=default.asp

Note that we have two practice days scheduled in February. The first practice is now the night before the Sprint Smackdown (February 10th, 7-10pm), as the originally scheduled date is Super Bowl Sunday. The secon open practice date will be announced soon, and will *probably* be Sunday, February 19th from 1-4pm.

We hope this gets you PUMPED UP for these three great LoneStar Speedway racing events as the 2017 season kicks off, with the 3rd Annual Sprint Smackdown & Bumped-Up LoneStar Season Points Opener coming - NEXT WEEK - Saturday, February 11th at 6pm!


 

Season Passes Set for Oswego Speedway’s 67th Campaign

OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2017) – Season ticket prices have been set for Oswego Speedway’s 67th season of action beginning in May, with passes now available for purchase in the Speedway box office.

Fans can visit the box office Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats and get a jump start on the 2017 campaign.

General admission and reserved seating grandstand packages are available as well as season long VIP tower suite packaging and pit passes for the Speedway’s 2017 regular season. Season ticket packages will again carry an option to include Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets in your overall purchase.

This year’s season ticket packages do not include an option for Race of Champions Weekend.

This year’s grandstand packages will again include a ‘Regular Season’ pass as well as a ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pass.

‘Regular Season’ grandstand packages will be priced at $150 for general admission seating and $200 for reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes for the grandstand area will be set at $225 for general admission seating and $275 in reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of only Race of Champions Weekend.

Season pit passes will also again be split between ‘Regular Season’ passes and ‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes.

‘Regular Season’ pit passes will be set at $300 in 2017, with ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pit passes marked at $425.

Yearlong admission to the beautiful Oswego Speedway VIP area, which includes entry onto the breathtaking Speedway sky deck high above the grandstand, is available for regular season events at only $600. This price includes full hospitality food & drink, air-conditioned seating, closed circuit HD television coverage of the racing, and a free Speedway program.

The Speedway’s 67th season of action will kick off on Saturday, May 13 with the running of the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off 50, the Pathfinder Bank SBS Kick-Off 30, as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

2017 Season Pass Pricing

Regular Season: (All events except Bud Classic Weekend and RoC) General Admission - $150 Reserved - $200 Pit Pass - $300 VIP - $600

Classic Weekend Season Pass: (All events except RoC) General Admission - $225 Reserved - $275 Pit Pass - $425

 

"Badger announces 18-race slate for 2017 season "
"Eleven at Angell Park Speedway"


Sun Prairie, Wis., Feb. 2---Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) released a eighteen-race schedule for the 2017 racing season, today. It marks the 81st year of sanctioning midget auto racing, for the country's oldest midget auto racing organization. Mid-State Equipment & Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie return as title series sponsors.
Sun Prairie's Angell Park Speedway continues as the cornerstone of the series, with eleven races slated at the famed 1/3-mile facility. The first event on Sunday May 21 will feature the IRA & All Star Sprint Car Series, Badger, and Legends. The track and Badger’s season finale will be Labor Day weekend Sunday Sept. 3. Nine different racing series will conduct events during the season at the track in conjunction with midget events sanctioned by Badger. The 36th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals will be run on Sunday July 9.
Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway hosts the season opener on Saturday Night May 20, with additional events at the track on June 17, July 22, and Aug. 19. The 9th annual “Salute to Harry Turner” returns to Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday Aug. 12. A successful return last season to Farley (Iowa) Speedway will result in Badger again participating in the “40th annual Yankee Dirt Classic” on Friday Sep.1. Badger will also be part of the multi-division Bill Waite Memorial at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway on Aug. 27.
2017 Schedule
Sat. May 20 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
Sun. May 21 Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.)
Sun. May 28 Angell Park Speedway “Thiel Memorial”
Sun. June 11 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. June 17 Sycamore Speedway
Sun. June 18 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. July 2 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. July 9 Angell Park Speedway “Pepsi Midget Nationals”
Sun. July 16 Angell Park Speedway “Norm Nelson Classic”
Sat. July 22 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
Sun. July 30 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Aug 12 Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway “Salute to Harry Turner”
Sun. Aug. 13 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Aug. 19 Sycamore Speedway
Sat. Aug. 20 Angell Park Speedway “Miller Lite Cornfest”
Sat. Aug. 27 LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway “Bill Waite Memorial”
Fri. Sep. 1 Farley (Iowa) Speedway “Yankee Dirt Classic”
Sun. Sep. 3 Angell Park Speedway “Kevin Doty Classic”
schedule subject to change

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards releases 2017 rule book and format
Tour officials also announced

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 1, 2017…The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce that it has released the rule book and format for the inaugural season of competition in 2017.

With the rule book being released the tour would also like to introduce and welcome long time Sprint Car driver Kevin Urton as the Director of Competition, as well as veteran official Ed Kinkle as Head Official for the upcoming campaign.

As a driver Urton claimed the Placerville Speedway track title in 1993, along with a pair of traveling Winged 360 Sprint Car championships, plus two titles with the USAC Western States Sprint Cars. “I’ve definitely been really excited about the Sprint Car Challenge Tour ever since the first time I had heard about it,” Urton said. “I’m looking forward to manning the Director of Competition role and working with all the race teams. This is an exciting time for Sprint Car racing in California and I’m glad to be a part of the inaugural SCCT season.”

Kinkle has spent a number of years working events throughout California as an official in various capacities and brings a wealth of knowledge to the tour. He will also handle the extensive contingency program that the tour has in place. Both Urton and Kinkle will work in unison to make sure that races run smoothly and in a timely fashion each night.

“We’re happy to have Kevin Urton and Ed Kinkle head up our officials team with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards in 2017,” said Scott Russell of SCCT. “Both have been around the sport for many years and will do a great job for us. We feel that Kevin has the right personality and demeanor for the DOC position and all the racers have known Ed with his numerous seasons of experience as an official throughout the Golden State. With the kind of car counts we’re expecting, we know that having our shows run smooth and on time is going to be important. That’s something we’re very cognizant of.”

The nightly format will be somewhat unique to California sprint car racing, as drivers qualify against those that will compete in their respective heat race. It is looked upon by series officials as a way to limit changing track conditions from having a major impact on the outcome of qualifying. Each heat race will feature an invert of four, with the top-two finishers and the two fastest qualifiers from overall time trials that advance to the A-main, becoming eligible for dash consideration.

Of those 10 dash eligible drivers (in a four heat format), the eight fastest drivers from overall qualifying will then take part and draw for starting positions in the event. The two slowest of the dash eligible cars automatically start ninth and 10th in the A-main. The other heat race transfers that don’t make the dash will be lined straight up in the A-main based off the overall qualifying times. The full format is detailed in the rule book, including versions depending on car count.

“We believe this format will play out as fair as possible for the teams and make it more entertaining for the fans as well,” commented Scott Hall of SCCT. “We’ve seen split qualifying used a lot in recent years and this basically takes it one step further to truly minimize the impact of changing conditions in qualifying. It will certainly shake things up and we look forward to seeing how it works out. We’re happy to have the schedule complete and the rule book out. Now it’s time to put the finishing touches on everything as we get closer to the season.”

To view the rule book visit http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/rules

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA. It will mark the first California-based traveling Winged Sprint Car series event at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility since 2013.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Bianchi Farms, All Star Performance, ART, BR Motorsports, Bullard Construction, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jocko’s Sprint Parts, King Racing Products, LRB Inc, MW Metal Works, Pit Stop USA, RacePartsTrader.com, CRV Carbon Solutions, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, Auto Meter, Sellers Race Wings, Naake Suspension and PT Shocks.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway (Wine Country Classic)
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

DCRP Set for 2017 with Banquet in the Books

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 1, 2017) – The focus shifts to the upcoming 2017 season with this past Saturday night’s Dodge City Raceway Park Awards Banquet officially putting the 2016 season in the books.

More than 200 attendees took in Saturday night’s festivities at the Western State Bank Expo adjacent to the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with the top contenders in each of the track’s five championship chase divisions recognized during the evening.

Taking top accolades in each division were Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Kevin Tabor in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Matt O’Hair in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

“My dad and I have been racing together for 17 years, and this is our first championship,” the 25-year old Velasquez of Turpin, OK, said of his DCRP Sprint Car championship. “We’re just a small, family team, it’s great to get a championship like this and to get it at Dodge City Raceway Park is a real honor.”

While others among the top ten and each champion also picked up their hardware and point fund monies, Stock Car champ Michael Pepper picked up an extra $100 and the 2016 DCRP Feature Winner board for racking up the most feature wins over the course of the 2016 season. Pepper racked up nine wins to top the overall win charts for a second year in a row.

Check http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/media/photos/2016-dcrp-awards-banquet-january-28-2017/ for images from the 2016 DCRP Awards Banquet.

With the 2016 Awards Banquet completed, attention turns to the 2017 season that begins with a full slate of championship chase action on Saturday night, April 15.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is loaded with a number of big events including the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series that wraps up the DCRP season on October 27-28, the $3,000-to-win DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 16-17, the Fifth Annual Modified Stampede on May 6, the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem on August 19, the Stock Car Spectacular on June 3 and the popular Driver’s Appreciation Night on July 28.

The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY UPDATED AND IMPROVED WEBSITE ONLINE NOW!

(Perris, CA, February 1, 2017) Longtime rumors turned into fruition on Tuesday afternoon when Perris Auto Speedway launched its updated and improved website. The update, which has been a longtime in the making, will make for a much more enjoyable experience for all Perris Auto Speedway fans.

The new site is available at the following link: http://perrisautospeedway.com

“I want to thank Lance Jennings for the redesigned and improved website,” promoter Don Kazarian said upon viewing the new offering. “He really knocked it out of the park with the new design. It is going to provide for a much more enjoyable experience for fans and racers alike. It has a lot more to offer and it is easier to navigate.”

The fun new site includes more photos galleries, videos and links. It is easier than ever to for fans to order tickets, check the weather at the track, find race information, view sponsors and review past history.

Next up on the busy 2017 racing schedule at The PAS is the final two rounds of the “Winter Heat Challenge Series,” featuring Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds, on February 11th and 12th. The track will kick off its 22nd consecutive regular season with the annual “Sokola Shootout” for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints on Saturday, March 4th.

Money saving season tickets are only available through March 1st. To order or for information, call 951-940-0134 or E-mail: mailto:openwhchic.kim@aol.com

Tickets for all shows, except for the April World of Outlaws date, are available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Fans wanting to purchase World of Outlaws tickets can do so by calling 1-844-347-8849 or go online at: https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=234. Fans purchasing reserved seats in advance for the World of Outlaws race will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit PAS.”

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Imola Restaurant & Bar, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

All Stars supporting Safe Steps at Horsham

RD 7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will be run this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. The Series heads to their 6th race track in 7 shows. “So many different tracks challenge’s every driver and keeps everyone on even ground – no home track favourites for our guys!” Searle tells us. “We love to take our show to so many different tracks & fans and show off our talented drivers. Blue Ribbon Raceway is an awesome track to visit. The Committee have done so much work there over the past couple of seasons and it is their opening night for their season so all the town will be excited.”

February is going to be full on for all the teams with 5 shows in the next 4 weekends. Similar to the JSR King of the River which held 5 shows in 5 weekends, this will be an exciting time for all the All Stars.

Current series champ is also the current series leader Brenten Farrer has a marginal 3 point lead over Chris Solomon. Farrer’s V34 Frijtek ART has been consistent all season and this is paying off for the 26 year old. Solomon driving the Bartlett Racing Teams SA75 Cool will be trying to secure top points and take control of the Championship.

SA5 Trigga Gates has rebuilt a car after crashing hard at Adelaide Motorsport Park last weekend keeping the team busy during the week. SA76 Brayden Cooley, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA56 Jarman Dalitz, V18 Anthony Foster, V24 Dan Ellis are all rookies to the series and have all been showing great improvement and are all looking forward to the night. Dan Evans’s SA44 has been swapping engines between 410 and 360 and also had a successful run in his Wingless car last weekend and in doing so keeping himself race fit . Then there are the series veterans V7 Paul Solomon and Phil Lock’s V4 Cool who both love Blue Ribbon Raceway.

“We will be fundraising for the Safe Steps Domestic Violence organisation and raffling a push bike on the night. Keep your eye out in the crowd for the All Star team to purchase tickets and dontate to this needy cause. Domestic Violence is a major problem in our community and the more open we can be about it the better for everyone concerned.” Mandy says.

Give aways for the kids, Driver autograph signing and exciting racing – what else can you wish for on a Saturday night. February 4th Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham , Blue Ribbon Rd, Kalkee – 18k north of Horsham. Hot Laps start from 6.00pm.

 

 

RACING FANS WORLDWIDE
Westminster, MD: February 1, 2017
As stated in first release it is our main goal to bring what fans can use to save money daily but can use while attending race or races of their choice. While much work is to be done before official release of the actual application and listing of what will be offered, it has to be mentioned that my objective is to assist you in all phases of your racing experience.

While this proposal is not necessarily new, it is something I feel is unique to facilitate a better overall experience for the support fans provide our racing venues and teams. While I may have some criticism to what I am providing , my intentions , sincerity ,and dedication to “Racing Fans Worldwide “ to serve you a prospective member to bring what I feel will ease things or simply cut your costs . I will sign on discounts, activities, business initiatives, tours that can be used worldwide, nationally and locally for use as a member. Yes, it will be required to be a member but the return will be immense as compared to not being one.
Expediting of convenience is another part of our goals in that it is often forgotten by the tracks or a venue you’re attending .Your satisfaction, the rewarding of your attendance at events is another objective of RFW, which may be announced during down time, before or even after the completion of a race or other surprises may happen for just being a member. As a fan it’s nice to know you are appreciated for just being in your seat. Contact me at racingfansworldwide@outlook.com , raltman2014@outlook.com or give me a call at (443)974-7027. Thank you for reading this and being a racing fan.

 

 

Park Jefferson has high hopes for Saturday shows with IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars

JEFFERSON, S.D. (Feb. 1) – Track owner Adam Adamson believes the new IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car sanction at Park Jefferson Speedway will do more than fill a Saturday night void.

The winged division becomes the sixth sanctioned class running at Park Jefferson this season, joining the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

“This is a good opportunity for us. There is a real void in the South Dakota Sprint Car scene with the closing of Badlands Motor Speedway and this is an opportunity for us to open the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car division in the Sioux City area, a traditionally strong area for IMCA,” Adamson said.

“South Dakota has long been a Sprint Car hotbed, producing drivers like Larson, Dawley and Wolfgang," he continued. "We hope that Park Jefferson can continue the tradition of South Dakota drivers while cultivating the next generation of Sprint Car stars right here in Sioux City."

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded 15 nights at Park Jefferson, beginning May 20 and continuing through Aug. 19.

“I grew up in Jackson (Minn.), worked for the Midwest Sprint Series and promoted special events at Fairmont and Jackson,” Adamson said. “This is a division that is near and dear to my heart.”

Weekly points will be awarded in the other five IMCA divisions beginning April 8. All six divisions are on the Iron Cup card Sept. 15 and 16.

 

 

GETTING SOCIAL: J&J AUTO RACING ANNOUNCES SOCIAL CAMPAIGN #WinWithJ&J Twitter Contest Continues

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing has a renewed look for the 2017 season, as the McKenzie, Tenn., based sprint car chassis manufacturer is broadening its reach with an infusion of social media promotion. With expanding customer and racing fan base using social media to keep up on their favorite teams, suppliers and racing results, J&J Auto Racing is looking forward to throwing its brand in the mix.

To stay connected with J&J Auto Racing, our teams and drivers, follow us on any of these social media platforms.

Website: www.jandjautoracing.com

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

Instagram: @jj_auto_racing

Twitter: @JJ_Auto_Racing

Earlier in January, J&J Auto Racing is proud to announce a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will begin today, February 1, 2017, and run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws return to Red River Valley Speedway on June 17

WEST FARGO, N.D. — February 1, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the “Duel in the Dakotas” on Saturday, June 17 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to Red River Valley Speedway in 2012, three-time series champion Sammy Swindell was victorious. Swindell started on the pole and led early, before Chad Kemenah took the top spot on the ninth lap. Swindell would re-take the lead with just eight laps remaining to earn his seventh-career A-Feature win at the track.

Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has won four times at the track, including winning both nights of the 2006 “Duel in the Dakotas.” Schatz has won at least once at every track in his home state that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed it. He raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th.

Battling Schatz in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, Joey Saldana, who driving for a new team co-owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2017, David Gravel, who finished a career-best third in points last year, Shane Stewart, who won eight A-Feature races last season, Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals winner and veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are all set to hit the road again in 2017, along with rookie contender Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

Tickets for the “Duel in the Dakotas,” featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, June 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 5-11, 2017. . . . SCHEDULE CONFIRMED FOR 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW , A BIG WEEK PLANNED

The tentative schedule for the popular tenth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is now confirmed for 2017. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set or Sunday, March 5th with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway and the Dorney Park Speedway. Highlighting opening day will be special tributes to Modifed and NASCAR star Tighe Scott and Author/Publisher Lew Boyd who has written many books including the "Paved Track/Dirt Track" publication. Both will be signing autographs and Lew will also be selling his book that day.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th. In announcing the tentative schedule organizer Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great run with this show and the schedule will pretty much be in sync with what we have done in the past but with special emphasis on cetain drivers who built the foundation of the sport as we know it today. We have worked out an exciting and diverse schedule aimed at being fan, driver, sponsor and organization friendly and once again look forward to a great show in Phillipsburg." Miller further added, "With this being the tenth year of doing this show, the solid support from the sponsors, fans, all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show."

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the annual event. The original restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, decorated with license plates and old muscle cars. Originally a"cook-your-own-steak"establishment, The Lube's signature dish is now its fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of sauces used to season them. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

The excitement for the upcoming show is at a fever pitch as Bryan Youngans, Marketing Manager of Quaker Steak & Lube stated, "We are once again excited to sponsor and be part of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The event is extremely popular and even though the event is still five weeks from now we feel the excitement building from within as there is a constant buzz about the event at Quaker Steak & Lube." Youngans further added, "Our involvement with a show of this magnitude is a natural fit for us as our restaurants recognize and salute the racing heroes of the past, present and future. We look forward to showcasing our Quaker Steak & LubeRestaurant at the 2017 event and becoming more involved with the show and local racing action in the future."

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The nine previous shows have brought race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space and highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming tenth edition ofthe show.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Nazareth, Reading and Harmony will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. The show has remained FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall ten years ago.

Cars on display will include big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Drag Racing Cars, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 edition of the show.

The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via the website at TOTHILL98@aol.com or you may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 5 - (Starting at 1:00) - Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff's Automotive and Huston's Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 6 - (6:30 PM) - Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop and Murante's Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 7 - (6:30 PM) Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa's Auto Repair presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State

Wednesday- March 8 - (6:30 PM) - Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph's Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate. Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean's Auto Sports and Carl's Auto Repair & Chrin's Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) --Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. - *Schedule subject to change

 

 

Lucas Oil Returns as Presenting Sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints

Slogan 35/10! 35th year for ESS and 10th year with Lucas Oil!

SYRACUSE, NY – As the 2017 racing season rapidly approaches, the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is proud to once again announce Lucas Oil as the presenting sponsor for the entire tour. The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints is getting ready to put on another exciting year of 360 winged sprint car action in the northeastern United States and Canada.

It will be slogan 35/10! This year marks the 35th season of ESS and also the 10th season with Lucas Oil backing the tour. ESS has grown to be the one of the leading 360 sanctioning bodies on the US and with the dedicated support from Lucas Oil boasted a $50,000 cash point fund on 2016.

“Lucas Oil is not just our tour sponsor, after 10 years they are really like family to us,” note ESS President Chuck Miller. “With their support, ESS has been able to keep on growing in the years where local dirt track racing has seen some tough times. In return, teams have come out in strong numbers as we have been able to spread the nightly payouts and also point funds from top to bottom to help as many teams as we can.”

Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry.

Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace.

The 2016 ESS campaign saw Steve Poirier take his seventh point title and also become the all-time ESS A-Main winner (62) topping Mike Woodring’s 59 total victories. Jason Barney was a close second in points followed by Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner and Parker Evans making up the top five.

All these stars along with Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Shawn Donath, Chad Miller, Dave Axton, Paulie Colagiovanni, Danny Varin, Matt Billings, Dave Axton, Brandon Kidd, Jonathan Preston, Pete Richardson and many more will be out in force to put on some exciting action for the fans in 2017.

The Lucas Oil ESS Tour 2017 will do its annual kick off on April 8th as the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Spring Showdown which pays $2,500 to win. While non-points, several ESS stars will be on hand to get some laps on the famed half-mile where they return for a full points event in May.

After Selinsgrove, the tour officially kicks off at the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night Apr. 21 with the first point event which starts the battle for ESS’ 35th season champ. The ESS sanctioned event will boast one of the largest purses on the tour for full points with $3,000 going to the winner and $300 to take the green.

The 2017 season will be slogan 35/10! Two milestones for two well recognized entities of 360 sprint car racing! And for those 35 years, the tradition continues of excitement guaranteed!

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Nick Evans Looks To Win Second Northwest Focus Midget Series Title

By Ben Deatherage

Granite Falls, Washington- 2016 was quite the season for Nick Evans, especially with the Northwest Focus Midget Series. Not only would Evans capture six victories with the tour but he also would finish amongst the top five on sixteen occasions in nineteen starts on his was to being crowned the series champion. But it didn’t stop there as Nick would claim the 2016 Skagit Speedway Midget title and grabbed the checkers at the inaugural Fall Classic at Salem Indoor Speedway in November. Quite impressive considering it was just the second season that the Granite Falls pilot had been in the cockpit of the Gary Kallicott Landscape Service/Wirth Brothers/Paraiso Mexican Restaurant/Pied Piper Pub/Shaffer Concrete/Blue Jay Apparel/Bardahl Lubricants & Additives/Highline Performance #24 Stealth.

“The first year back I was getting the cobwebs out and last year everything just seemed to click,” stated Evans.

Of the six triumphs with the Northwest Focus Midget Series they were all evenly divided among three tracks, all in his native state of Washington. Grays Harbor Raceway, Skagit Speedway, and Deming Speedway would see Evans grace victory lane two times at each facility. The 2017 series schedule will feature some new places which are sure to be an interesting twist.

“The schedule is a little different this year but I’m still going to try and make all twenty-six shows. We’ll have to see what happens but I’m really excited to go back to Oregon and hopefully get a win. We’re also going to Chico (Silver Dollar Speedway late in the year) and I’ve always wanted to go there to race so it looks like I’ll finally get my chance. Our goal is to go for another series championship.”

Nick Evans is a third-generation driver, following in the footsteps of his father Mike as well as his grandfather Chuck, and was the winner of the 2004 Northern Sprint Tour Rookie of the Year award. He would continue to race Sprint Cars until 2008 before taking a seven-year hiatus and returning in 2015 with the Northwest Focus Midget Series.

“I feel privileged to be a champion of what Carla and Gaylon have put together. Their hearts are in it and they care about the drivers and make it fair for everybody. I’ve been around racing a long time and have never been a part of something like the Northwest Focus Midgets.”

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit http://www.northwestfocusmidgets.com/ You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can watch LIVE on the RacingBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule: Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 1) Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (NWFMS Round 2) Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 3) Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 4) Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (NWFMS Round 5) Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 6) Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 7) Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 8) Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 9) Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 10)

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions 2015- Tristan Thomas 2016- Nick Evans

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Tales From “Down Under”!

(Bill W) January 31, 2017 – Terry McCarl made another successful trip to Australia, competing in four race nights for Ken and Benisa Hutchins #V29. The Altoona, Iowa driver qualified for the finale at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway near Warrnambool, Victoria. This was the first time the #V29 team had competed in the Classic. TMAC will return to action in the States later this month in Florida.

TMAC was thankful for his hosts. “I have to thank Ken and Benisa Hutchins, Leah and Trista Spinner, Benn Hall, Michael Tancredi and Paul Solomon for making this trip possible,” he says. “Michael is the Hutchins normal driver and we ran as a team. I know some of their partners were West Coast Concreting, Barry Medew Building Supplies, Cubic and Highton Bobcat.”

The first stop was the first trip to Simpson Speedway in Victoria for TMAC. “It was a fun racetrack,” he says. “It reminded me of an avocado. It was really tight in three and four. They did an amazing job with the track. They reworked the bottom for the feature and left the top alone. It made for good racing.”

He took to it quickly. “We timed in seventh or eighth quick,” says TMAC. “We ran second in our first heat, and started at the back of our second. I had a hard time getting going, and we were trying for third when we got chopped in the wrong end of the avocado. That spun us out and killed us pointwise. We didn’t make the Pole Shuffle, but we started eighth in the feature.”

The setup for the feature came in as the race wore on. “We went with a little harder tire than anyone, which really cost us in the beginning,” says TMAC. “We came on at the end like crazy though. We were eighth with eight or nine laps to go, and ended up running second. It was fun for the first night in the car. Even though it had only been a couple months, it seemed like forever.”

It was a rare 410 event for the #V29 team. “Our team normally runs 360’s, so they rented a motor for the week,” says TMAC. “We timed in groups (as they moved on to the President's Cup at Avalon Raceway) and we were able to get fast time with our group. They inverted ten in the first heat and we ran sixth, which was great. We started on the pole of the second. I think we would have won no problem, but we broke a lifter. That set us back. We still ran second on seven cylinders. We took the green and pulled off in the feature.”

TMAC was wondering what the motor trouble meant for the Classic. “That put us in a bad situation going into the Classic, because the team doesn’t own a 410,” he says. “Fortunately, Matt Reed, who a lot of the people in the States remember racing there, was nice enough to come to our rescue. He loaned us a really nice engine.”

That set things up for the Classic January 20-22. “There were 106 or 107 entries,” says TMAC. “It’s a lot of fun and I recommend it to anyone. It’s definitely the Knoxville Nationals of Australia. They split their field. We were third quick. We were able to win our heat with Ian Madsen starting next to us. That was really important. Time trials go down by two points, but the heat positions go down by twelve, so they are huge. We were sitting pretty at that point.”

The second heat didn’t go as well for TMAC. “I just missed the setup in the second set,” he says. “It was slick, which usually is in my favor. We started eleventh and ran tenth. We weren’t able to start up front in the feature (13th) and that killed us. We ran 13th. We weren’t great in the feature. It’s tough. Everyone in there is tough.”

Sunday’s finale program was lined up by points. “We ran pretty well in Sunday’s heat,” says TMAC. “We started fifth and ran fourth. We really needed to get up to third to lock into the feature. We ended up starting in the second row of the B. It was tough. We had former champion Shane Stewart, and last year’s champ, Jamie Veal behind us. There was a lot of pressure. We were able to get up to second right away, but a lapped car kind of slowed us and we ended up third.”

That was enough to lock TMAC into the finale, where he would drive from 22nd to 14th. “Making the show was big for the team,” he says. “They had never run the Classic before, so making the feature in the country’s biggest event was great for them. We were able to gain eight spots, driving up to fourteenth. We actually tied for hard-charger with Cory Eliason, but he started ahead of us and got it, which is the way it should be.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

In just his second shot at the Chili Bowl in 2008, TMAC turned a lot of laps in the WilkePAK #11. After finishing third in his B main in the prelim, he finished 17th in the feature. That put him in Saturday’s C, which he won. He then advanced through the pack to third in the B to qualify for the finale. He continued his drive to a 19th place finish.

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ALL OVER FOR INTERNATIONAL SEASON

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 31, 2017

Toby Bellbowen competed in arguably the biggest race on the Sprintcar calendar last weekend, the Australian Championship at Valvoline Raceway.

Despite not gaining the results that he himself expects, it was still a great effort in a field of over one hundred cars. On the final night, Toby came home thirteenth in the B-Main.

“I'd love to say I'm happy but I'm not with those kind of results. Some say I put too much pressure on myself but that's only because I believe in what I'm capable of doing and I work hard to make sure I perform,” a reflective Toby said. “If you're happy with running in the middle and not contending for wins then you probably will never be a winner.”

This past weekend ends a solid month of racing which has seen the team racing in two states and countless amount of laps.

“We didn't really wreck anything, but we also didn't win anything. For sure it could have been a lot worse of an international season but I think the best way to sum it up is tough. We had some good showings and sometimes I felt decent in the car but the competition is so fierce these days that you can't be a little bit bad in any race. You have to be hungrier than the others otherwise you'll get eaten.”

For now, Toby will take a well-earned break for one week before being back at it on February 11, back at Valvoline Raceway for the next round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship.

“We have a few things that we are going to be changing now. I'm not sure when we'll be implementing them but it's a work in progress. Other than that my team and I will be pushing on as normal.”

There are still plenty of opportunities to get your hands on some merchandise as the season begins to wind down. Also stay up to date via the various social media outlets including Snapchat which is proving very popular. If you have Snapchat, simply add Toby with the username: tbb70

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel B & B Graphics Pass Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

 

CORY TURNER MOTORSPORTS: TULSA TEACHINGS

by Tommy Goudge (January 30, 2017) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Cory Turner made his debut in both the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, and in a Midget car this month. Now his attention is back on getting ready for the rest of the 2017 season with the Hill's Racing Sprint Car team.

Cory's week in Tulsa came with some adversity, but he also learned a lot and is already working on plans for going back in 2018. As one of the tallest drivers in the pits, getting properly fitted in the car was the first order of business.

"We flew into Tulsa on Saturday night and when we first drove by the Expo Centre I couldn't get over how big it was!" Cory exclaimed. "The next day we got to check out the track and get fitted in my Sean Dodenhoff-prepared Midget. I am usually pretty tight in my Sprint Car, but this was a far tighter fit than that."

Monday's practice session helped Cory to get acclimated to a new car, team, and of course the unique venue.

"I got to make some laps on a very slick track before my next session on a track that was freshly prepared," Cory noted. "I wasn't scheduled to run until Wednesday night, so I was able to take in some of the action on Tuesday and try to learn how the track changed over the course of a race night."

Wednesday finally arrived, and found Cory drawing a starting spot inside the fourth row for his heat race.

"Not ideal, but lucky for us they use the passing points system," Cory observed. "I was able to get underneath a couple of guys early in the race to move into 5th before a mid-race caution. On the restart the guy running in front of me had been running the bottom of the track the entire race, so I figured he would go there on the start as well.

"I guessed correctly and I tried to drive around him, but it wasn't enough - the 6th place car of Gary Taylor got underneath me and I ended up losing a spot. I finished the race right on their bumpers but still in 6th place."

The heat race result lined Cory up 7th in the C-Main with only four transfer spots available, and a very tough field to contend with.

"The race had numerous cautions," Cory noted. "I had an opportunity to race with the two time and defending Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu. It wasn't textbook, but I was able to follow Rico to the front and grab the last transfer spot!"

Cory started 16th in the B-Main, and he started moving forward until things came to a screeching halt after a late-race restart.

"We got off to a great start, passing multiple cars and almost cracking the top ten midway through the race. A caution came out with four laps to go. I wanted to try to make up another couple spots as it would put us in an E or an F Main on Saturday.

"I got through turns one and two nicely on the restart, but then coming out of turn four I hooked the inside berm and went for a wild ride! I flipped end-over-end about three or four times. It was a pretty hard one, and really surprised me more than anything, as I had run that line multiple times that night."

The crash spelled the end of Cory's first Chili Bowl, but he learned a lot and is already looking forward to trying it again. "We broke a fitting on the oil tank, and we were worried the engine had sucked air into it while it was still running upside down after the flip. As a team we decided not to risk the engine on Saturday, and packed up.

"As this was my first time in a Midget, as well as my first time ever stepping foot in the Tulsa Expo Centre, I was more than impressed by our team's performance throughout the week. We were just starting to gel! I was getting more comfortable in the car each race, and I was pretty happy with the progress we made. I cannot express how grateful I am for all of the good luck and good job texts, phone calls, facebook posts and messages, and tweets and messages on Twitter."

Cory will now get back to work preparing for his 2017 Sprint Car season with the Hill's Racing Team. The first place to see Cory's #97 will be at the Motorama show in Toronto coming up in March. On-track activity will start soon afterwards, and Cory is chomping at the bit to get going.

"Our goals this year are nothing short of winning multiple features, and a championship at the Ohsweken Speedway. This - my second year with the Hill's Racing Team - will be our breakout year. We ended 2016 on a high note, as one of the cars to beat night-in and night-out in the months of August and September."

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DRIVE A REAL RACE CAR AT KENNY WALLACE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, January 31, 2017) Did you miss your chance to drive a real race car at Perris Auto Speedway last fall? If you did, there is good news coming for you! The “Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience” is coming back to the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval on Sunday, February 25th, for the third year in a row. You can drive a Sprint Car, Late Model, Modified or a Legends Dirt Modified. If you do not want to drive, but would like to have a ride along, they offer that as well.

To make reservations or for more information, please call: 855-722-3347. Information is also available online at: http://dirtracewithkenny.com/odified

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Imola Restaurant & Bar, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

“Eleven events highlight Angell Park Speedway Season”

Sun Prairie, WI, January 31---Nine sanctioning organizations make the 2017 racing season at Angell Park Speedway the most diversified in the track’s 71-year history of Sunday night racing! The first of eleven Sunday night races on May 21 features the first-ever appearance of the All Star Sprint Car Series combined with the IRA Sprint Car Series. Also slated for action opening night will be the Badger Midget Series and Wisconsin Dirt Legends. The Badger Midget Series will participate in all eleven nights of racing at the 1/3-mile dirt track. The 36th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals, one of midget auto racings crown jewel events will be on July 9, featuring the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and Badger. IRA will return for three additional events on June 18, “The 4th annual Norm Nelson Classic on July 16, and the “Miller Lite Cornfest Racing Classic” on Aug. 20. The inaugural season for the Dirt Kings Late Model Series will also mark the first ever appearance of Late Models at the track with events on June 11 and July 2. The popular Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends will compete in nine events during the season. Other series competing at the track will include: three events for the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series, four for the Badger 600 Micro Series, three for the MSA 360 Winged Sprint Car Series, and solo events for Illinois Vintage Stock Cars and Vintage Modified Series. 2017 Angell Park Speedway Schedule Sun. May 21 IRA & All Star Sprints, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Dirt Legends

Sun. May 28 Thiel Memorial: Badger Midgets, Badger Micros, Wisconsin Wingless Sprints, Illinois Vintage Stock Cars

Sun. June 11 Badger Midgets, MSA 360 Winged Sprints, Wisconsin Dirt Legends and Dirt Kings Late Models

Sun. June 18 IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Dirt Legends

Sun. July 2 Badger Midgets, Badger Micros, Wis. Dirt Legends, Dirt King Late Models

Sun. July 9 36th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals: POWRi National Midgets, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Wingless Sprints & Wisconsin Dirt Legends

Sun. July 16 4th annual Norm Nelson Classic: IRA Sprints, BMARA Midgets, Wis. Dirt Legends

Sun. July 30 Badger Midgets, Badger Micros, MSA 360 Winged Sprints, Wis. Dirt Legends

Sun. Aug. 13 Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Dirt Legends, Wisconsin Wingless Sprints, MSA 360 Winged Sprints

Sat. Aug. 20 Miller Lite Cornfest: IRA Sprints, BMARA Midgets, Wis. Dirt Legends

Sun. Sep. 3 Kevin Doty Classic: Badger Midgets, Badger Micros, Wis. Wingless Sprints, Vintage Modified Series schedule subject to change

 

 

Record-setting $10,850 Distributed at 2016 CRSA Sprints Banquet

By Curtis Berleue - SODUS, NY | The 2016 CRSA Sprints season concluded with the annual awards banquet this past Saturday night at the Vernon Downs Casino where a series record $10,850 in cash along with awards was distributed to drivers for their achievements. Receiving cash awards were the top 12 in tour points, all “A” Main winners, the 2016 Rookie of the Year, and each of the top three finishers in the Kennedy’s ‘Northway 90’ series, E&H Services, LLC Southern Tier Challenge, and the I-88 Speedway/Algonkin Motel Challenge Series.

Earning a total of 3,146 points, Kyle Smith was crowned the tour champion for the second year in a row, worth $1,325. The South Egremont, Massachusetts driver finished the season with 3 wins (Fonda April 23rd, Thunder Mountain May 28th, & I-88 October 7th), 12 top 5’s and 18 top 10’s through 20 races. Smith also finished 2nd in the Kennedy’s ‘Northway 90’ series and 3rd in the I-88/Algonkin Motel Southern Tier Challenge, bringing his total earnings to $1,725 in cash as well as his Champions Cup, Jacket & Plaque.

Finishing second through twelfth in overall tour standings were Brett Jaycox ($1,275), Emily VanInwegen ($1,225), Dana Wagner ($750), Eddie Strada ($700), Dalton Herrick ($500), Sydney Prince ($875), Josh Flint ($575), Brian Krummel ($650), Tyler Jashembowski ($375), Scott Goodrich ($975) and Thomas Radivoy ($300).

Through the support of great marketing partners Kennedy’s Towing & Service, E&H Services, LLC. With Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., and The I-88 Speedway/Algonkin Motel, drivers were able to compete in three ‘mini series’ throughout the season. The top three drivers in each series were recognized for their efforts at the banquet.

In the Kennedy’s ‘Northway 90’ series, Cory Sparks took home two victories (Fonda July 2nd, Albany-Saratoga September 9th) and three 2nd place finishes earning him top honors worth $400. Kyle Smith was second with a win at Fonda on April 23rd, earning $250 for his efforts. Josh Pieniazek rounded out the top 3, receiving $150.

In E&H Services, LLC. Southern Tier Challenge competition, Scott Goodrich had an average finish of 5.1 making him the series champion worth $300. Emily VanInwegen took the win at Five Mile Point Speedway on June 18th and came away 2nd overall in the series, earning $200. Brett Jaycox rounded out the top 3, receiving $100.

Scott Goodrich also finished in first place in the I-88 Speedway/Algonkin Motel Challenge Series worth another $300. He had two victories at I-88 on June 3rd and August 23rd, and finished second in the final challenge event on October 7th. Brian Krummel finished second in the series ($200), and Kyle Smith rounded out the top three ($100) with a win on October 7th.

Many special awards were handed out throughout the night as well. Sydney Prince finished 7th in overall points and scored 3 top 10’s in her first season of racing full-size cars, and was awarded Rookie of the Year honors worth $250. Other awards being distributed included the M&W / Panther Frameworx Hard Luck award (Art Kiser Racing), Best Appearing Car (Sydney Prince), PowderTech Hard Charger (Brett Jaycox), Mechanic of the Year (Russ Flint), Sportsmanship award (Josh Flint), Perseverance award (Dana Wagner), and the Dedication to CRSA award (John Matrafailo). A special award for Dedication and Service to CRSA was also presented to long-time series flagman and official Ken Marshall, who has decided to retire after the 2016 season.

Series Owner Mike Emhof, Director Greg Hixson, the entire CRSA Staff and Mike Emhof Motorsports family would like to thank each and every driver, crew member, owner and fan for their support in making 2016 the best season yet! A special thanks also goes out to each of the outstanding CRSA marketing partners that made the 2016 season possible: Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Einstein Construction Group, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Kennedy’s Towing & Service, E&H Services, LLC., I-88 Speedway/Algonkin Motel, CNY Powersports, Star Headlight & Lantern Co., PowderTech Coatings, Insinger Performance, Profab, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, and M&W Aluminum Products/Panther Frameworx.

Be sure to follow along this off season at www.crsasprintcars.com, along with CRSA Sprints on Facebook and @CRSASprints on Twitter for announcements on the upcoming 2017 season!

 

 

Adams Ready to Take on Tough 305 Sprint Car Competition in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONBURG, Ohio (Jan. 31, 2017) - In his first season behind the wheel of a 600cc micro sprint last year, Justin Adams accomplished what some racers battle for years to achieve.

Adams, who was only 13-years-old at the time, ended his rookie campaign with five feature wins and he earned the Rookie of the Year honor in addition to the track championship at US 24 Speedway in Logansport, Ind.

Now Adams and his parents, Jason and Rebecca, feel confident he is ready to take the next step in his racing career and learn from the best 305ci sprint car drivers in the country as he will race weekly at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"It's like a dream come true," Justin Adams said. "I've wanted to race at these two tracks since I was 7-years-old."

Jason Adams said the plan for Justin to race a 305 sprint car came about pretty quickly. Justin, a seventh-grade honor student, ran quarter midgets for six years and won four track championships on both dirt and asphalt. He had multiple top 10 United States Auto Club (USAC) national rankings to go with his highly successful 600 micro sprint season.

"We reached out to a lot of racing friends and advisors," Jason Adams said. "Justin has always looked up to Craig Mintz and he pushed us in the 305 direction."

Mintz is a 410ci winged sprint car driver from Ohio who got a 6-year-old Justin Adams interested in racing when he handed him a fan club trophy.

"Justin has thousands of racing laps," Mintz said. "I have no doubt he's ready to take the next step in his career. It'll be a big learning curve for sure, but it would be whether he's 14, 15 or 16 so why put it off."

Justin will turn 14-years-old this spring and has already received the best present he could ask for - the approval from both Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park to compete in 2017.

"We bought a car from (Fremont Speedway Promoter) Rich Farmer," he said. "My plan is to start scratch and learn every night. This division has some of the best drivers in the country and I plan to ask a lot of questions. I'm pretty excited that Craig said we could continue to use the No. 09. It's been on every race car we have ever had. Craig has wrapped all my cars and it's an honor that he lets me race the No. 09, too.

"Last year was so amazing. I feel so blessed. It's still kinda hard to believe … like a whirlwind. We had so much fun. I'm just thankful for the support from my dad and mom and all my grandparents and all my amazing sponsors. Most of my sponsors have signed on for the 305 sprint, too. We couldn't go out and do what I love every week if it weren't for them."

UP NEXT -

March 24 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinadamsracing09

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinadamsrace

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"They came on board this year and been so helpful when it comes to making sure I have the best safety equipment available," Adams said. "We are hoping to bring some more sponsors on as the year goes on. Any businesses that want to help can contact us at justinadamsracing@gmail.com."

Adams would also like to thank Swain's Excavating, BAK Technologies, Kear's Speed Shop, Tackle Box 2, The Joie of Seating, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Beeginings Farms and Cool-It-Thermo Tech for their continued support.

 

 

NCRA Releases 2017 Sprint Car Schedule!

Park City, Kansas – January 30, 2017 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products has announced their 360-ci sprint car schedule with thirteen races slated at five different tracks as the tour will enter their 28th consecutive season.

As has been the case for the past six years, the season will kick off with the biggest race in the series history, the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017. Thursday night will once again be practice night for all drivers competing in the three-day event with a special time trial session taking place. Driver setting quick time will earn $500; $250 for second quick; $150 for third quick and $100 for fourth quick. This special time trial session will have no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events. On Friday night, drivers will draw for heat race position and run heat and features with $1500 going to the night’s feature finale winner. On championship Saturday night, drivers will once again draw for heat race starting positions along with consolation features, all setting up for the $15,000 to win, $1000 to start championship feature finale. Drivers must compete on Friday night or start no better than eleventh if competing Saturday night only.

On Saturday night, April 15, the tour will once again compete at 81 Speedway as part of the tracks “Spring Classic.” This event will pay $3000 to win and $300 to start.

One month later and it will be the first of two appearances at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool, Nebraska on Saturday night, May 20. The tour is tentatively slated to be joined by the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. Memorial Day weekend Sunday night, May 28, the “winged warriors” will be back at 81 Speedway and headline the “Sprint Car Maynia” at the speedway.

A Saturday night, June 24, appearance at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas will be race number six on the schedule before opening the Independence Day weekend at 81 Speedway on July 1.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 61st annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Superstore is set for July 14-15, atop the famed half-mile fairgrounds oval of the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

A Labor Day weekend Saturday night and “Fall Classic” at 81 Speedway is slated on September 2 before their second and final appearance of the season at Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday night, September 9 – once again tentatively slated to be joined by the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series.

After several year’s absence, it will be the thrilling high banks of Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas on Saturday night, September 16.

For the second year in a row Speedway’s Inc. will take the show on the road and the series finale at Salina Speedway on Saturday night, October 7.

The 2017 season for the NCRA sprint car series is shaping to once again have the championship be decided at the last race of the season. Early indications are defending champion Don Droud, Jr. will be back to defending his first ever championship and will once again be joined by touring regulars C.J. Johnson, Jeremy Campbell, Jon Freeman, Jeff Stasa, J.D. Johnson, Jake Greider, Forrest Southerland. There could also be a couple of “Okies” looking to bring the NCRA championship back to the “Sooner State.”

For more information on the NCRA Sprint Car Series, check out their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series, or check out the series official website www.racencra.com.

2017 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

March 24 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

March 25 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

April 15 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

May 20 Junction Motor Speedway – McCool, Nebraska

May 28 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

June 24 Salina Speedway – Salina, Kansas

July 1 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

July 14 Kansas State Fairgrounds – Hutchinson, Kansas

July 15 Kansas State Fairgrounds – Hutchinson, Kansas

Sept 2 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

Sept 9 Junction Motor Speedway – McCool, Nebraska

Sept 16 Thunder Hill Speedway – Mayetta, Kansas

Oct 7 Salina Speedway – Salina, Kansas

 

 

White Grateful Following First Racing Experience in Australia

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Jan. 30, 2017) - Harli White recently returned to the United States following her first trip to race in Australia.

"This biggest thing is I learned a lot as a driver," she said. "I think racing the 410ci (engine) will help me tremendously with the 360. The competition was really, really tough. I learned a lot driving-wise. My confidence is up and I'm super pumped for the season to start in the United States."

White, who had never driven a 410 winged sprint car prior to the trip, competed in 13 races at three different tracks throughout December and January. She said the highlight was being a part of Team USA when it won the Origin of Speed event, which showcased eight states and territories, at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales, on Jan. 12.

"It was such a cool event to be a part of," she said. "To team up with U.S. drivers and work as a team, which doesn't happen in racing, was a really cool experience. I think the trophy will be held at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame so that's really special to be part of something that will be recognized there."

White said the trip was amazing for many reasons on top of the valuable experience she received behind the wheel.

"I really want to thank Paul and Gail Stirton and the A-One Charge Air Coolers team for the opportunity and support as well as Luke Stirton for letting me drive his race car," she said. "Thanks to all the wonderful fans and tracks and crews. Every track we went to had a great safety crew. We felt comfortable and the hospitality was great. The fans were amazing and really supported me."

White added that the trip was eye-opening and puts her in a great position when she kicks off the United States season next month at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

"Racing throughout the offseason helps me not only physically, but mentally as well," she said. "I feel like I have an advantage for not leaving the seat for more than a half a month this offseason. I'm blessed and it was a great opportunity and I hope I get to do it next year."

White said her remaining apparel from the Australian trip is being shipped to the United States and will arrive in March, when it will be available for sale to her U.S. fans.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23-25 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Partners With Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2017) - Kevin Mingus is "all in" when it comes to dirt racing. His focus is paying off as more marketing partners are signing up to back the Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team in 2017.

Last year Mingus was a rookie in a 305ci sprint car on dirt along with racing a full-bodied late model on asphalt. But when Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, announced the facility was sold and there would be no more racing at the paved track, Mingus decided to devote his focus to the sprint car in 2017.

The move prompted a former sponsor to join Mingus for 2017 as he looks to compete against the best 305 sprint car drivers in the nation, racing at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Fridays and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturdays with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series.

"Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals was on our late model in 2015 and I'm excited they will join us on the sprint car this year," Mingus said.

Mingus said he became associated with Midwest Equipment through his father, who has been doing business with the company for 10 years.

"They actually sponsored a midget at the Chili Bowl Nationals in 2012," Mingus said. "I met with them about three weeks ago and they got excited when I told them our plans. Everyone from management to the workers will be able to attend a lot more races since the tracks we will compete at are close."

Mingus said the Huber/Mingus team hopes to compete at 40-to-45 races this year.

"Having Midwest Equipment on board is a big piece of the puzzle to help us get the equipment we will need to compete for wins," he said.

Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has been providing the construction industry with dependable equipment along with experienced personnel for more than 40 years, establishing themselves as one of the premier crane rental companies in the area.

Midwest Equipment Company has earned the reputation as a company that gets the job completed on time, within budget, while always keeping safety a high priority. It's because of this strong emphasis Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental was presented with the "Elite Partner" award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Besides crane rental, Midwest Equipment also offers heavy hauling, boom trucks and storage options.

Mingus will begin his season on March 24 at Attica Raceway Park.

UP NEXT -

March 24 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental

Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has been providing the construction industry with dependable equipment along with experienced personnel for more than 40 years, establishing themselves as one of the premier crane rental companies in the area. Besides crane rental, Midwest Equipment also offers heavy hauling, boom trucks and storage options. For more information, visit http://www.MidwestCraneRentals.com .

"I want to work to build a relationship with Midwest Equipment and make them a long-term partner in what we are doing along with helping their business grow to new areas," Mingus said. "I'm excited they want to be more than just a sponsor and that they want to be involved in the team."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, and Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental.

 

 

Madsen Second at Australian Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a big weekend at the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Ian Madsen and the Watson’s Express team ended their Australian season with an historic second place finish at the Australian Championship.

“We came up just short of winning the Aussie title, but the Watson’s Express Transport/Valvoline/WA Fuel/West Coast High Performance team sure gave it a valiant effort,” Madsen said. “Running second to Kerry is bittersweet sometimes, but it was pretty neat to become the first set of brothers to run first and second.”

Timing in eight fastest over during his preliminary night on Friday, Madsen would go on to record a seventh place finish during his first heat race, and pick up the win during his second and final heat.

Lining up in the third row of the feature event, Madsen would make quick work of his of his Australian rivals as he worked into the second spot. Once in second, Madsen would set his sights on the freshly crowned Classic Champion, James McFadden, as he made a couple late efforts to grab the top spot.

Coming up just short, Madsen would settle for the second spot and find himself in a good spot for the Saturday night finale.

Picking up the win during his heat race out of the second row, Madsen would find himself in the third row for the 40-lap feature event. Quickly moving up into the second spot, Madsen would find himself on older bother Kerry’s rear bumper during a lap 15 restart.

When the action resumed, the race would get interesting as Madsen was able to power into the lead as he, Kerry, and James McFadden fought hard for the top spot.

With McFadden getting by him, Madsen would slip back to the third spot, until contact between the first and second place cars would move him back up to the second spot.

As the laps clicked off, the younger Madsen brother would look to track down his older brother, but in the end he would settle for second as they became the first sibling to run one-two in the prestigious race.

“What a trip,” Madsen added. “I really have to thank Rob and Sandra Watson for this opportunity to come home and race. They have been very supportive of me for the last several years and to run their car was very cool. We won some races, and were in the mix for a few more and we were very strong. My guys worked so hard, and I certainly have to thank them as well.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Madsen will now head home and reunite with the KCP Racing team as they kick their season off February 9th in Ocala, FL.

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

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Engine Pro Sprint On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 30, 2017) - Putting an exclamation point on the success of the Engine Pro Sprint On Dirt presented by ARP “beyond limits” format, Hoosier Racing Tire has extended its tire agreement with SOD through the 2019 season. The new agreement ensures competitors that they will see no changes in the spec tires for the next three years.

Terry Young, General Manager of Hoosier Tire Midwest, said: “We are pleased to announce our extension of our agreement with Sprints on Dirt for the next several years. Under the leadership of John [SOD president John Naida], the series will see viable growth and continue to improve each season. It has been a pleasure working with John and his group and we are excited to continue to build on that relationship.”

Through the initial shock of the “beyond limits” format introduction prior to the 2016 SOD season, Hoosier staunchly supported the move, providing spec tires that exceeded all expectations. Hoosier Racing Tire produced tires that cost SOD competitors less than most sprint car tires while providing a level of performance that produced a record low number of spins per green flag laps for the entire season. More competitive, side-by-side racing, and seven different winners in ten races were also highlights of the season.

Engine Pro Sprint On Dirt presented by ARP President John Naida stated that "SOD’s ‘beyond limits’ format would not have been possible without the ongoing support of Hoosier Racing Tire and Hoosier Tire Midwest; their support has been tremendous. Thanks to Hoosier, SOD competitors can now build on the knowledge they have attained through a full season on the spec tires. They can look forward to three years of racing without any changes to their tire program.”

Terry Young (Hoosier Tire Midwest – Springfield, IL) administers the agreement and coordinates Hoosier’s efforts. Neil Cowman (Hoosier Racing Tire - Lakeville, IN) directs the manufacture and production scheduling of the spec tires. Craig Cowan (Hoosier Tire Midwest – Plymouth, IN) ensures that the tires are distributed to SOD quickly and efficiently.

Hoosier Tire Midwest, Inc., is the largest distributor of racing tires for Hoosier Racing Tire. Their corporate office is located in Springfield, Illinois and they have stores located in Springfield, Brownsburg, Indiana and Plymouth, Indiana. Further information about Hoosier Tire Midwest can be found at www.racetires.com. Information about Hoosier Racing Tire is at www.hoosiertire.com.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Mercer Raceway Park Celebrates 2016 Season and Awards Championships

(Mercer, PA January 30, 2017): Over 230 members of the racing family from Mercer Raceway Park gathered Saturday night at the Normandy Banquet Hall of the Hickory V.F.W. to celebrate the 2015 season and to honor the track's biggest achievers. Taking the top honors were seven divisional champions. In addition, two special awards were conferred on second generation racers.

Jack Sodeman, Jr., from North Jackson, OH celebrated his third track championship in the 410 Sprint Car division that was presented by 4 Your Car Connection. Sodeman now occupies second place all by himself in that category, trailing only the legendary Ralph Quarterson. Brandon Matus, Michael Bauer, and A.J. Flick were second, third, and fourth, respectively. Finishing fifth in the final tally was The Martha Dionise car driven by Scott Priester, with some assistance from Arnie Kent after Priester sustained season-ending injuries at another area speedway.

Alex Paden, Brent Matus, John Garvin, Jr., Dennis Wagner, and duo of Gale Ruth, Jr. and Sr. completed the top ten.

Martha Dionise received a stranding ovation from the crowd in tribute to her ownership of a 410 Sprint for 45 seasons. Dionise announced her retirement from the sport just before the final point contest of the year.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified class, Tiona's Jimmy Holden claimed his fifth crown despite challenges from Lonny Riggs and Kyle Fink. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. also received top five honors. Kevin Green, Tommy Kristyak, Tom and Kyle Holden, Richard Whitney, and Jeff Schaffer, Sr. were also honored for their accomplishments.

The Bonnell's Tod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors had the closest finish, with the outcome being decided on the final night of racing. George Hobaugh, Jr. and Jimmy Seger teamed up in the Lockhart 58 machine to edge out Andy Priest by only nine counters. Mike Marano, II, Gregg McCandless and Mike Miller completed the top five. Darin Gallagher, Eric L. Williams, Greg Doborsky, George Englert, and the Rod Jones/Justin Peck team received awards.

In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, William Hurrelbrink was a model of consistency in 2016, earning his first title. Ryan Moyer was gracious in passing the top spot to his rival. Curt Bish, Pat Fielding, and Russ Byler made for a competitive season. Shawn Smith, Andy Thompson, Steve Allison, Terry Wheeler, and Dan Fedorchak were other top runners in the class.

Doug Jones topped Mark Marcucci in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Shane Webb, Vivian Jones, and Jason Johnson logged top fives, followed by Jacob Bova, the tag team of Levi Spinneweber/Chris Logan/Kenny Meadows/and Keith Smith, Kurt Eckstrom, Dusty Frantz, and Bill Stivason.

Tyler Fulton reigned in the Mini Stocks, which were under the twin banners of Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Isaac Paden, Shane Shook, Tim Callahan, and Jacob Rice were top five pilots as well. William Haylett, Karlee Longwell, Ed Haylett, Summer Pitts, and Josh Rathbun had positions six through ten nailed down.

The first Elder Junior Sprint title belonged to a third member of the Jones family, Roman Jones. He was chased to the line by Jordan Simmons, Ayden Cipriano, Sam Darby, and Chase Metheney. Austin Cavanaugh, Maddie Bova, Alivia Bish, Jaren Dye, Peyton Bova, an Ty Lance completed the top ten.

Vivian Jones was heralded as the most improved driver, and William Haylett was touted as the rookie of the year. These teens vowed to be back in action at the Park throughout the 2017 season.

Management presented the tentative 2017 schedule, which promises to be chock full of excitement and variety. The season will kick off on March 18, with a practice session, followed by the Snowflake 25 for the Mini Stocks and the Jack Frost Enduro 100. The Chiller Thriller will be up next on March 25, featuring the BRP Modified Tour in the first of two grudge matches with the track's 358 Modifieds. The return match will be the August 12 Smackdown! Other special events will be the ULMS Late Models on April 15; The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on May 6; the B.O.S.S. Sprints without wings on May 27; the Patriot Sprint Tour for 360 Sprints on July 1; the Putzy Kekich Memorial on August 5; and the FAST Summer Shootout for 410s and 305s on August 19. The Little Guy Nationals will have a Preview in July, and the finale in Late September or early October. Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners for the 2017 season at Mercer Raceway Park are still being signed up. Interested parties can contact the track office at 724-662-1310 for details.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

 

Brent Marks unveils 2017 design for World of Outlaws campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA. (January 29, 2017) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will launch his first-ever campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a new look, as well as a new number, each commemorating a major step in his racing career.

“Chad Baker from Baker Graphics did a fantastic job bringing this new car to life,” Brent Marks explained. “He works hard and always makes sure we have great looking race cars. I’m sure a lot of people will ask why we decided to drop the ‘M’ that used to be a part of our number. With this being a big step in my career - the biggest chapter of my career - I wanted to commemorate that. Despite the color and number changes, our attitude has not. We are going to work as hard as we can to represent everyone involved at the highest level.”

The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will begin his rookie campaign with the “Greatest Show On Dirt” with three, full nights of competition on February 17-19 at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign features nearly 100 events throughout all four corners of the United States and Canada; the most demanding schedule in all of motorsports.

“The last few months have been very productive,” Marks explained. “Not only for our race team, but for me personally. This is obviously a giant step in my career and I wanted to make sure everything was taken into consideration. The level of support that is behind me is humbling. My sponsors, my team, my family; it’s a perfect combination and I can’t thank them all enough for allowing me to live out my dream.”

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22. 2017 Highlights:

Recent Highlights: N/A 2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

A new era begins at Chowchilla Speedway

Joe Diaz and Kris Koontz a.k.a. J&K Racing are pleased to announce that they have signed a 5 year contract to promote Chowchilla Speedway beginning in 2017. Between them, they bring over 80 years experience in Motorsports, Promoting and Track Prep. Joe started racing in the mid 50's at Belmont speedway driving a 1936 Dodge. Over the years he has competed in and won in almost every form of Motorsports, both 2 and 4 wheel winning multiple championships along the way. He also has many years Promoting the highly successful Chowchilla Barnburner series as well as many other events ,both in and outdoors and is known as one of the elite track prep men in the country.
Like Joe, Kris Koontz brings many years experience in Motorsports and has a wealth of knowledge in dirt prep. His Racing Career includes both 2 and 4 wheel classes and he is a former Chowchilla Speedway Spec Sprint Champion along with being a well known car owner. Kris owns and operates Kris Koontz Construction, based in Coarsegold, Ca. and has the knowledge and equipment to ensure that Chowchilla Speedway will have a great racing surface for years to come. The first event is scheduled for Sunday March 12 with a 5 division show featuring 360 winged sprints, non-wing Spec Sprints and Micro 600's. Just added are the Vintage Supermodifieds and Vintage Sprint Cars. In keeping with the affordable Family Philosophy Pit Fees will be $40.00 for car and driver, $30.00 Pit Pass with general admission $10.00 for adults, $7.00 Seniors and Military, children 6-12 $5.00 and under 6 free. Payoff will be the same day upon completion of the program.

Additionally, we are striving to make Chowchilla Speedway a Family friendly facility where fighting for any reason on the fairgrounds property WILL NOT be tolerated. Anyone caught fighting will be escorted from the property and permanently barred from returning EVER.........NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

For more info call Joe Diaz at 559/223-0558. please no texting.

 

 

Wichita Falls Trade Show One Week Away!

Wichita Falls, Texas – January 27, 2017 - The final 4 Speed Promotion event for the 2016-2017 off season is just one week away as Greg Deatherage is set to present the annual Texas Racer’s/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet on Friday and Saturday night, February 3-4, 2017. This event will once again take place at the MPEC Center in the JS Birdwell Arena in Wichita Falls, Texas. Since 1985 Deatherage has brought his Midwest Winter Race Show to Wichita Falls and despite a hiatus when the original Wichita Falls dirt track closed, is now back and growing in popularity in large part to the track, now named Wichita Raceway, reopening a couple years ago. Consignments and trade show booth space are still available and you must call ahead to reserve. Also, all track promoters will have a free booth available to them to help promote their 2017 race season. Just announced! Race Car Liquidators will be bringing a semi full of new and used parts. There is also a really-nice late model, minus motor, that will be up for sale with no reserve – meaning it will sell. This would be perfect for those looking to compete in the second year running of the Sooner Late Model Series. From dirt track racing to drag strip; sprint cars to micros, this annual trade show will be your please to shop for all parts new and used. Set-up and consignment day is Friday, February 3, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. One day sale will be taking place on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The JS Birdwell Arena is located 111 North Burnett in Wichita Falls. To reserve your booth space and consignments call Greg (580) 940-723-7241. You can also find more trade show information on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net. Save the money you would spend on shipping and store costs and make plans to attend the final High Performance/Race Show Auction of the year next Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, 2017 in Wichita Falls, Texas!

 

 

BONSIGNORE, CHRISTOPHER, ZEINER, ILES PUNCH TICKETS TO NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC WITH WINS IN FRIDAY NIGHT’S FOUR TWENTY LAP THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FEATURES; BONSIGNORE FASTEST IN TIME TRAILS AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

RACING FINAL ACTION SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Friday, January 27, 2017 . . . Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles hit Big Casino Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by winning the four 20-lap A-Main TQ Midget Qualifiers that were the highlight of Friday’s program of Indoor Auto Racing. Their wins guaranteed each a starting spot in Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic 40-lap headliner which offers a $5,000 first place prize.

Bonsignore and Christopher were the winners of the first two TQ Midget 20-lap A-Main Qualifiers. Bonsignore passed race leader Jimmy Blewett to win the first race, then held off Ryan Tidman and Blewett to secure the win.

“Jimmy was really tight in the corners and I was able to set him up,” Blewett said. “Great to win it.”

Christopher overcame an early race penalty for overly aggressive driving, then outran Ryan Flores and Ryan Preece to win.

“It doesn’t mean much really,” Christopher said. “Other than getting in the feature.”

In the third and fourth races, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles were the victors. Zeiner passed leader Earl Paules twice, once for the lead and a second time when a spin negated the pass and Zeiner had to do it a second time.

“We have changed everything on this car more than once,” Zeiner said. “The track is pretty good for us now. I hope it stays that way.”

Iles outran Matt Janisch to win the fourth race. Iles the only dirt track winner this night, had previously announced his intention to stop racing Dirt Modifieds.

“These cars are physical,” said a tired but smiling Iles. “I have sold off the Modifieds but I think I’ll spend a few more years driving these cars.”

Earlier in TQ Midget time trials, Bonsignore led the 72 car field with a 7.975 time, close to, but just shy of Erick Rudolph’s 2016 standard. Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner, Matt Janisch and Erick Rudolph rounded out the top five TQ Midgets time trials.

Slingshots and Champ also figured in the Friday action.

Cole Hentschel, Vern McLaughlin III and Cody Kline won the three heat races. Brett Bieber’s 9.789 time bested a 38-car field.

Mike Perry, Richie Spaide, and Ryan Swartz claimed the three Champ Kart qualifiers. Zach Myers with a 9.411 lap, was fastest Champ Kart qualifier at 9.411. Forty-three took time. Several Champ Kart entrants were docked a lap in qualifying after Indoor Auto Racing Series found irregularities in their tires preparation.

The NAPA Know How Racing Weekend in Boardwalk Hall continues tomorrow, Saturday, with the running of the 15th annual Gambler’s Classic. Champ Karts and Slingshots will also compete in feature races.

 

 

Introducing the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) January 27, 2016 – Introducing the (Your Name Here) Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! I’ve been thinking of the best way to give back to sprint car racing through our website, and I’ve come up with a points system that will be based on 70+ 410 sprint car shows here in the Midwest. The National Sprint League was a huge plus the past couple of seasons, and its absence leaves a gap. So too, does the sale of Badlands Motor Speedway (Huset’s). I thought it would be a good way to give back to the drivers in the Midwest, and maybe we can expand on that in the future.

The Central PA Sprint Cars Presented by Hoseheads.com has grown from a first year of $2,000 paid to the champ, to $23,000 this past year spread over the top ten spots. That growth has occurred thanks to partners including title sponsors Champion Oil and Speedway Motors this past year, and several associate partners.

Allan Holland of Hoseheads is donating the first $1,000 as an associate partner for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars and we want to grow it from there! There are a number of ways to contribute, whether you are a business or individual who just wants to donate to the cause for yourself, in honor of someone else, or to just help the growth of sprint car racing here in the Midwest and beyond. There are options from title series sponsorship, to associate sponsorship to a quarterly donation.

Visit this link to see how to partner and the benefits included with each option… (http://www.openwheel101.com/Pages/Advertising)

Over seventy 410 sprint shows in ten states will be a part of the tentative schedule (below). Drivers are eligible to receive points in each one of the events. Points will be awarded to the top fifteen drivers in each feature.

In addition to the events held at Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex, several visits to the Midwest by the World of Outlaws and All Stars are part of the schedule. Select IRA and MOWA events are also included, as well as major events including the Knoxville Nationals, Jackson Nationals, Front Row Challenge, Queen’s Royale, Jerry Richert Memorial and Tom Knowles Memorial to name a few. Of course, track and series schedules change, so we anticipate some additions and deletions along the way.

Tentative Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com (subject to change)

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO

Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars

Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO

Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO

Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO

Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA

Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial

Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial

Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale

Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

 

 

Racing Fans Worldwide
Westminster, MD January 27, 2017     It’s here an organization for you the fan, no matter where you live. We are Racing Fans Worldwide providing discounts , tours and more .Discounts that will help you save money going to the races or just daily expenditures .Airfares ,car rentals , food , travel , are just some of the discounts presently installed on our list offered with new discounts being added daily .
Tours will be formed, accordingly by our member’s preference that possesses affordability, convenience, exciting racing action at venues that we feel hold real value.
Our first tour is to the Kokomo Speedway Smack Down August 23 to 26 in Kokomo ,Indiana featuring the USAC Non-wing sprints .As of this writing the tour information was released at the Chili Bowl .The tour is either fly or drive to Kokomo which includes tickets, reserved seats , pit passes for all 3 nights ,hotel accommodations @ the Hampton Inn for either 4 or 3 nights , full daily breakfast ,airfare discounts ,free reception gifts & prizes ,free Kokomo and Racing Fans Worldwide t-shirts , free admission to Kokomo races August 23rd ( courtesy of Kokomo ) and more planned for this great tour .
Your feedback as members will set the agendas for activities as to the importance to make your racing experience easier, convenient and affordable.
Flyers, press releases, social media, email, website, will be the standard to informing members and public.
Becoming a member to Racing Fans Worldwide will be the best spent forty dollars!! Ever, as you will receive a quick return on your investment.
As stated before when more additions are finalized you’ll see and have the opportunity to participate in this great fan savings, a fun experience as the official enrollment form will be released soon. Contact us by phone at 443-974-7027 for any questions you may have or at e-mail
raltman2014@outlook.com or at racingfansworldwide@outlook.com

 

Hanks Seeking Opportunity Following Career-Best and Championship-Winning Season

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is looking for an opportunity following his career-best season.

Hanks said his family owned team is stepping back largely this year and he is open to any and all motor sports openings, which includes rides and/or primary partnership for his championship caliber race team.

"I'm not sure how many races the family team will do in 2017, but a realistic goal is probably 20 races," he said. "I want to put my name out there so that people know the family team has scaled back, but I want to race as often as possible. We have some partnerships we can bring to the table."

Hanks also brings a load of confidence following his breakout performance in 2016. He captured the ASCS Red River Region championship for the first time in his career and he garnered a career-best four feature wins, including his first with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, as well as a dozen top fives and 21 top 10s.

Hanks also qualified for the feature when he made his 410ci winged sprint car debut during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. Other 410 starts included a Hard Charger Award during his first-career National Sprint League start, his first trip to Ohio to compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and making the main event at the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws.

"I really grew as a race car driver last year," he said. "We were able to experience a ton of new moments and that helped me as a racer. I really want to continue the momentum of running consistently and competing for race wins and championships."

Interested parties can reach Hanks at 901-612-1180.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – There will be bigger events nearly every race night at Attica Raceway Park in 2017. The race teams will be battling in bigger paying events and the fans will be treated to some of the best drivers in the world week in and week out.

“There something unique at just about every night of racing this year. There are big events for the 410 sprints, big events and specials for the late models and bigger purse events for the 305 sprints,” said John Bores, Promoter of Attica Raceway Park.

“None of this would be possible if it weren’t for the continued support of all our great business partners and sponsors and all our fantastic fans who choose to spend their entertainment dollars with us,” added Rex LeJeune, Attica Raceway Park Director of Operations. “We would like to welcome Hammer Pallets as the weekly 410 sprint division sponsor and welcome back Summit Racing Equipment as weekly late model division sponsor and Fremont Fence Company as the weekly 305 sprint division sponsor.”

“We will continue to work hard to put on an entertaining and quick paced show and engage our fans and race teams during each night with our social media and other promotions,” added LeJeune.

The 2017 racing season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant will begin Friday, March 24 (rain date of Saturday, March 25) and run through Saturday, Sept. 2. Along the way these are just some of the schedule highlights:

- The 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12) featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

- Four appearances of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series.

- The first will be part of the traditional HD Supply Spring Nationals on Saturday, April. 15. On Friday, April 14, the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics will battle for $5,000 to win.

- The All Stars will be back at Attica on Friday, May 26 and will kick off their 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 16.

- The All Stars will once again be a part of the 2nd Annual Dirt Classic Ohio paying $10,000 to win on Saturday, Sept. 2 as part of the traditional Attica Ambush. The Ambush begins Friday, Sept 1 with a $5,000-to-win FAST event and a $5,000 to win American Late Model Series event. Saturday’s Dirt Classic Ohio will feature a unique format that includes two rounds of All Star heat races. Also of note, the winner of the Front Row Challenge to be held at Southern Iowa Speedway in August, will have guaranteed starting position in Saturday’s Dirt Classic Ohio feature.

- Attica will host the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics 10 times in 2017 with a pair of $5,000-to-win events (April 14 and Sept. 1)

- Attica will host the “North vs. South” battle between the FAST Series and the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) on Friday, June 2 and Friday, July 28.

- The Summit Equipment UMP Late Models will take part in a pair of six-race mini series. The Attica Raceway Park-Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge will visit ARP on May 12, July 7 and Aug. 18. A new Attica Raceway Park-Oakshade Raceway Challenge Series will take place at ARP on May 5, June 30, and July 21. There will be mini-point funds and increased purses on each of these mini-series nights which calls for the Attica stars to battle for three events each at Wayne County Speedway and Oakshade Raceway.

- The Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Cars will compete in six JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series events at Attica Raceway Park including a $1,000-to-win affair on Friday May 19 presented by Gressman Powersports. There is also a $1,000-to-win race on Friday July 21 presented by Griff’s Engines.

- For the first time ever at Attica Raceway Park, the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders (NRA) and the Great Lakes Sprint Series (GLSS) will team up for a 360 sprint battle on Friday, May 12.

- Fan appreciation night will be held Friday, June 30 which include $10 general admission for the FAST 410 and 305 sprints and late models along with an open pit time for fans to meet the race teams with hot dogs just a $1 and popcorn only 50 cents.

Fans are also reminded the first three events of the 2017 season have Saturday rain dates along with Saturday of the HD Supply Spring Nationals (Friday, April 21). The Saturday rain dates and the Saturday of the Spring Nationals also have early start times with gates opening at 3 p.m. and racing underway at 6 p.m.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow Attica Raceway Park on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

2017 Attica Raceway Park Schedule

Friday, March 24 Construction Equipment & Supply Night - 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Sat. March 25)

Friday, March 31 Merrill Lynch Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain Date Sat. April 1)

Friday, April 7 Fisher Performance Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Sat. April 8)

Friday, April 14 H D Supply Spring Nationals – FAST 410 Sprints ($5,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Saturday, April 15 H D Supply Spring Nationals – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, April 21 Bazell Race Fuels Night - UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks (Rain date for Sat. April 15 All Star Sprints)

Friday, April 28 Kears Speed Shop Night – FAST 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, FAST 305 Sprints

Friday, May 5 The Adkins Group Night – FAST 410 Sprints, Attica / Oakshade Late Model Series, 305 Sprints

Friday, May 12 UUI Night – NRA / GLSS 360 Sprints, ARP / WCS Late Model Series, 305 Sprints + Vintage Cars

Friday, May 19 Eric Phillips 29th Anniversary Classic – American Powersports of Findlay & Sandusky Night

FAST 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, FAST 305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win) presented by Gressman Powersports

Friday, May 26 Foster Auto Body Night – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, June 2 Edward Jones of Clyde / Mike Neill Financial Advisor / Sutton Bank Night (Scouts Night + Dollar Dogs)

FAST 410 Sprints with Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, June 9 Burns Electric / Gordon Lumber Mid Season Championship Night (DOUBLE POINTS)

FAST 410 Sprints, FAST 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

Friday, June 16 Ohio Sprint Speedweek – Kistler Engines / Ohio Cat Night – All Star Sprints, UMP Late Models (DBL PTS)

Friday, June 30 Baumann Auto Group / Tusing Builders Fan Night – FAST 410’s & FAST 305’s, ARP / Oakshade LM Series

($10 General Admission – Open Pit Area / Meet the Drivers - $1 Hot Dogs & 50 cent Popcorn)

Friday, July 7 Croghan Colonial Bank Night – ARP / WCS Late Model Series, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

Tuesday, July 11 World of Outlaws Ohio Logistics BRAD DOTY CLASSIC presented by Racing Optics (Rain Date Wed. July 12)

Friday, July 21 Central Ohio Farmers / Smith Family Foods Night – 410 Sprints, Attica / Oakshade Late Model Series,

305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win) presented by Griff’s Engines

Friday, July 28 Columbus Equipment / Comfort Keepers of Tiffin Night – FAST 410 Sprints with Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS)

UMP Late Models, FAST 305 Sprints

Friday, Aug 4 & 11 NO RACING – ATTICA FAIR

Friday, Aug 18 NBC Toledo Ch 24 / UBS Financial Services Night – FAST 410’S, ARP / WCS Late Model Series, FAST 305’S

Friday, Aug 25 Kistler Racing Products / Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Plating presents Mark Keegan Classic

Season Championship Night - 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (DOUBLE POINTS)

ATTICA AMBUSH

Friday, Sept 1 Morgan Stanley Night – FAST 410 Sprints ($5,000 To Win), ALMS Late Models ($5,000 To Win)

Saturday, Sept 2 All Pro Aluminum Heads Night – “Dirt Classic Ohio” All Star Sprints ($10,000 To Win), 305 Sprints

 

 

Danny Dietrich releases 2017 schedule,
Will launch season February 9 at Bubba Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA. (January 27, 2017) - Boasting an impressive slate with a race count reaching the near-110 mark, Danny Dietrich will enter the 2017 season with plenty to look forward to. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native, who recently announced his plans to pilot for car owner Tom Buch during select events in 2017, will launch his new season with three consecutive nights of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“We have a big season ahead, but we’re definitely looking forward to it,” Danny Dietrich explained. “I have a dedicated group of guys who spend a lot of time in the shop. Without their help, a schedule like this wouldn’t be possible. I also want to thank Tom Buch and Gary Kauffman for the opportunities. They each believe in me and believe in what we are capable of. I think we are all pretty excited to get started.”

In addition to a full campaign aboard the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/ No. 48, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will pilot the familiar Tom Buch-owned No. 13 on 18 separate occasions, beginning with eight appearances in the Sunshine State at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park; joining the Arctic Cat All Stars and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Danny Dietrich will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 20 different occasions in 2017, while competing against the “Greatest Show On Dirt” on 19 occasions.

“There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that makes all of this possible,” Dietrich explained. “The common goal is to be successful from start to finish. I’m going to work as hard as I can to make that a reality.”

Danny Dietrich’s 2017 Schedule:

February (9)
9th – Ocala ASCoC (Buch 13)
10th – Ocala ASCoC (Buch 13)
11th – Ocala ASCoC (Buch 13)
15th – Volusia ASCoC (Buch 13)
16th – Volusia ASCoC (Buch 13)
17th – Volusia WoO (Buch 13)
18th – Volusia WoO (Buch 13)
19th – Volusia WoO(Buch 13)
25th – Lincoln Speedway

March (9)
4th – Lincoln Speedway
11th – Lincoln Speedway
11th – Port Royal Speedway
12th – Williams Grove Speedway
17th – Williams Grove Speedway
18th – Lincoln Speedway
24th – Williams Grove Speedway
25th – Lincoln Speedway
31st – Williams Grove Speedway

April (10)
1st – Lincoln Speedway
7th – Williams Grove Speedway
8th – Lincoln Speedway
14th – Williams Grove Speedway
15th – Lincoln Speedway
21st – Williams Grove Speedway
22nd – Lincoln Speedway
28th – Williams Grove Speedway ASCoC
29th – Lincoln Speedway
30th – Bedford Speedway ASCoC

May (13)
5th – Williams Grove Speedway
6th – Lincoln Speedway
7th – Susquehanna Speedway
12th – Williams Grove Speedway
13th – Lincoln Speedway
17th – Lincoln Speedway WoO
19th – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
20th – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
21st – Weedsport Speedway WoO (Buch 13)
23rd – New Egypt Speedway (Buch 13)
26th – Williams Grove Speedway
27th – Port Royal Speedway
28th – Port Royal Speedway

June (14)
2nd – Williams Grove Speedway
3rd – Lincoln Speedway
8th – Susquehanna Speedway
9th – Williams Grove Speedway
10th – Lincoln Speedway
16th – Selinsgrove Speedway TBD
17th – Lincoln Speedway
18th – Waynesfield Raceway ASCoC (Buch 13)
19th – Wayne County Speedway ASCoC (Buch 13)
20th – Sharon Speedway ASCoC (Buch 13)
22nd – Muskingum Speedway ASCoC (Buch 13)
23rd – Williams Grove Speedway
24th – Lincoln Speedway
30th – Williams Grove Speedway

July (20)
1st – Lincoln Speedway
2nd – Path Valley Speedway
3rd – Lincoln Speedway
4th – Grandview Speedway
5th – Hagerstown Speedway
6th – Port Royal Speedway
7th – Williams Grove Speedway
8th – Port Royal Speedway
9th – Selinsgrove Speedway
14th – Williams Grove Speedway
15th – Lincoln Speedway
16th – Susquehanna Speedway
18th – Lernerville Speedway WoO (Buch 13)
21st – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
22nd – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
23rd – Ransomville Speedway WoO (Buch 13)
25th – New Egypt WoO (Buch 13)
28th – Williams Grove Speedway
29th – Port Royal Speedway
30th – Lebanon Valley Speedway ASCoC (Buch 13)

August (14)
4th – Williams Grove Speedway
5th – Federated Auto Parts Raceway WoO
6th – Knoxville Raceway
7th – Osky Speedway
10th – Knoxville Nationals
11th – Knoxville Nationals
12th – Knoxville Nationals
17th – Grandview Speedway ASCoC
18th – Williams Grove Speedway ASCoC
19th – Lincoln Speedway ASCoC
20th – Susquehanna Speedway ASCoC
25th – Williams Grove Speedway
26th – Lincoln Speedway
27th – Trailway Speedway

September (14)
1st – Williams Grove Speedway
2nd – Lincoln Speedway
3rd – Williams Grove Speedway
4th – Port Royal Speedway
8th – Port Royal Speedway ASCoC
9th – Port Royal Speedway ASCoC
15th – Williams Grove Speedway ASCoC
16th – Selinsgrove Speedway ASCoc
21st – Susquehanna Speedway
22nd – Williams Grove Speedway
23rd – Lincoln Speedway
28th – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
29th – Williams Grove Speedway WoO
30th – Williams Grove Speedway WoO

October (3)
5th – Vacation
6th – Vacation
7th – Vacation
8th – Vacation
14th – Port Royal Speedway WoO
21st – Port Royal Speedway
28th – Susquehanna Speedway

November (2)
4th – Charlotte WoO
5th – Charlotte WoO

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/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.
2017 Highlights: N/A

2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: N/A

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

RYAN FLORES, TED CHRISTOPHER AND JUSTIN BONSIGNORE TOPS CHARTS IN BOARDWALK HALL THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR PRACTICE; OVER 120 TEAMS TAKE PART IN OPTIONAL SESSION

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 27, 2017. . . With nothing at stake except the right to proclaim supremacy in practice, Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., outran fifty (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets to post fastest time of 8.018 seconds in Thursday night practice. More than half of the expected 90 TQ Midget teams participated in the optional four-and-a-half-hour session that also offered the two support classes, Slingshots and Champ Karts, track time.

The track practice was the first of three days of the 15th Annual NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Flores’ lightning quick time came in the last of six practice periods and bested Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., who stopped the clocks in 8.048 to end up second. Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., ran an 8.065 best lap, Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., an 8.099 circuit and Zane Zeiner, Bath, Pa., closed out the top five with an 8.152.

“We were chasing the car and chasing the track,” Flores said. “I really couldn’t figure out what the track was going to do and how we should set up the car to handle it. We got it right at the end.”

Christopher became faster relative to the others in each session each time he took to the track except in the final one when Flores and Bonsignore passed him.

“We never put new tires on the car,” Christopher said. Nor did Blewett, Bonsignore, or Zeiner.

The second five included surprising Brandon Azzalina, Saylorsburg, Pa., at 8.181, Richie Pratt, Jr., Sewell, N.J., at 8.226, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, Pa., at 8.227, and Ryan Tidman, Holland, Pa., at 8.254.

Crowd favorite Andy Jankowiak, Buffalo, N.Y., debuted a new car in practice for the Boardwalk Hall racing but the machine was bedeviled with brake and engine problems.

Anthony Sesely, Matawan, N.J., ,three time Gambler’s Classic Atlantic City winner including last year, shook down his three time winning car which he had not driven since his win last year.

A team car to Sesely’s, which was intended as a backup mount, was instead shaken down by Mike Lichty, a popular Innerkip, Ontario `Canadian driver who had not raced in the previous Indoor Auto Racing Series events this year.

The one lap track record for Boardwalk with a TQ Midget was set on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Ryan Flores with a mark of 7.937 seconds. It is a mark that is all but certain to fall tomorrow in time trials.

Twenty-seven Slingshots from an entry of 40 used Thursday practice to test their cars as did seventeen of 40 Champ Kart teams.

In Slingshots, Trenton feature winner Anthony Raisner, 2016 Boardwalk Hall feature winner Dan Spellmon and perennial contender Kyle Herve were atop the time charts in the three Slingshot practices while Cale Ross was at the top of the class in the first two Champ Kart practices.

The practice produced no serious accidents although Champ Kart driver Tyler Tank had the indignity of crashing twice in the same practice session after his steering wheel worked itself loose.

Tonight, Friday, January 27 will feature time trials, and A-Qualifiers for TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots with a total of nine TQ drivers qualifying for Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic. Grandstands open at 6:30 PM>

On Saturday, the racing begins in earnest for spectators at 5:00 when Fan Fest takes place on the track. Fans will have the opportunity to meet all of the drivers, take pictures and receive autographs.

When racing begins at 7:00 PM, the final qualifiers will be selected through heat races for the TQ Midgets. The first of three features follows with 24 Champ Karts racing for 25 laps. The Slingshot feature, also with 24 cars and drivers running a 25-lap feature follows.

The headline event is the 15th running of the Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget A Main, a 40-lap event starting 26 cars.

Good seats remain available for both the Friday and Saturday night races.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 27, 2017) – The Perfit Corporation has joined Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP as sponsor of the Perfit Lucky Dog Award that will awards one lucky driver $100 from a random draw of all competitors at every SOD race in 2017. The award is a long-time favorite of competitors, often surprising them with a little extra cash at the end of a SOD race.

The Perfit Corporation is part of the largest engine parts network in the country, Engine Pro, servicing Michigan, Indiana and Ohio from its Grand Rapids, MI; Livonia, MI; locations. The Engine Pro network of 35 distribution centers provides engine builders and machine shops across the country with a full line of brand name internal engine components.

The Perfit Corporation has been the primary engine parts supplier for hundreds of automotive machine shops in the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana region for more than 30 years. It has built its business on outpacing its competitors, including online-only retailers/vendors.

The Perfit Corporation has the right people. Its salespeople know what they are talking about. Many have raced in the past or are currently competing at the street, drag and circle track level. Most have been with Perfit for more than 20 years.

The Perfit Corporation supports racing at the grass roots level. The Engine Pro brand is front and center not only with Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP, but at numerous of local tracks and racing venues across the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana region.

Meet The Perfit Corporation at www.perfitenginepro.com. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Mingus Teams Up With DB3 Imaging for Marketing Help

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2017) - The pieces of the racing puzzle keep falling into place for Kevin Mingus.

After completing his first season in a 305ci sprint car on dirt in 2016, Mingus is putting a team of sponsors and personnel together to battle against arguably the toughest 305 sprint car competition in the country this year.

Mingus has added Dave Biro III of DB3 Imaging from Westlake, Ohio, as a partner and marketing specialist with the Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team.

"Dave has been a good friend of mine and kind of a silent partner in the racing deal since 2010," Mingus said. "He has been pushing me for the past five years to run dirt full time. Since Columbus shut down, I can now devote my racing passion to the dirt. Dave has a lot of contacts in the racing business and he will lead our marketing and management efforts."

Biro III said one of his roles will be to take over the social media efforts for Mingus.

"In the past four years I have surrounded myself with incredible people in the racing industry and have built great business relationships that can help Kevin," Biro III said. "Kevin is new blood to the dirt world and that's where I come in. Over the past month since PRI (Performance Racing Industry) Kevin has been introduced to and made more relationships in racing than he has in his entire racing career.

"This team will turn some heads when they roll into Attica Raceway Park (in Attica, Ohio) on March 24. From where they were last year to where they are now is completely different and I'm happy to be a part of it. I will be building his brand for him on top of being a primary sponsor on the No. 94K along with many, many others. We still have a lot of deals to iron out with one massive deal to hopefully be announced soon."

The Huber-Mingus team has purchased a newer chassis and has updated the engine and other components during the offseason.

"We are continuing to put the resources together that will produce better on-track results," Mingus said.

Another big addition for Mingus going into the 2017 season is that he got engaged to Marissa Jensen.

"We grew up together," he said. "Our families have been great friends. She helps balance my racing with my personal life. I couldn't be happier."

Mingus said the racing team will battle for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series title this year along with the weekly racing championships at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway (in Fremont, Ohio).

"The 305 competition at these two tracks is the best in the country and battling against these drivers will make me better," he said. "We get to go to some new tracks with the FAST series, which is always a lot of fun. We get to do a lot of racing without travelling all over so my family and friends will get to see us race."

UP NEXT -

March 24 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DB3 Imaging

DB3 Imaging, a.k.a. 'The Baddest Racing Media on the Planet,' is owned and operated by Dave Biro III out of Westlake, Ohio. For more information on DB3 Imaging, visit https://www.facebook.com/DB3-Imaging-10806792258963 .

"Dave will wear lots of hats for our race team," Mingus said. "His photography and video work is second to none. He is a tremendous asset to helping us accomplish our goals in 2017."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, and Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental.

 

 

Linder Aiming for All Star Rookie of the Year Award in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 26, 2017) - Ryan Linder is tackling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this year for the first time in his career.

Linder recently announced he is relocating his chassis business - X-1 Race Cars - from the desert to Central Pennsylvania. That change will allow him to pursue a dream as he chases the All Star Rookie of the Year Award.

"It's definitely a big hill to climb," he said. "We have everything it takes to travel if we can keep making enough money to make it to each race. Hopefully we can bring in some sponsors to help offset those costs.

"I think 410 racing is where everybody wants to be. With us relocating to that part of the country it allows me do it. Ryan (Smith) and I are going to race together and operate like a team to share information. That will really help me speed up the learning curve."

Linder is partnering with Bob Howard to compete at the All Star season-opening weekend, which is Feb. 9-11 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Linder will skip the following week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., before rejoining the tour for good in April when the series opens in Ohio.

"Jeremy Bitner has been really instrumental in helping put this move together," Linder said. "Also, I want to say a big thanks to Ryan and Danny at DMY Performance for looking the engine over before we go to Florida."

Linder has one 410ci winged sprint car start, which came last November at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa., when he drove for Smith.

"I'm looking for consistency this year," he said. "There's only three tracks on the tour I've been to. We're used to running 20-to-25 races per year in Arizona. We'll probably be in the 60-to-70 range or maybe more this year. It's a little overwhelming right now because I'm so focused on getting cars built for customers and the move organized. I'm looking forward to settling in so we can focus on racing. Growing up in Indiana, the first winged sprint car race I saw was an All Star race at Kokomo Speedway (in Kokomo, Ind.) in the 1990s. I've wanted to run with the All Stars ever since then."

Linder said he will also try to compete in as many shows in Central Pennsylvania as well as select Empire Super Sprints events when he has off dates from the All Stars.

"I want to thank the Beer Hill Gang and PaPosseRacing for helping put the word out for what I'm doing," he said. "There are a lot of great people in the East that have been really supportive and I can't wait to get this season underway."

To hear more of Linder's story, listen live to The Buckeye Speedzone tonight (Thursday) around 6:15 p.m. (Eastern) at http://www.WFROradio.com.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 9-11 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speed Sports

Speed Sports is a high-performance, custom engine, service and maintenance automotive shop located in Gilbert, Ariz. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedSportsAZ.com.

"Mark Clark, who is the owner of Speed Sports, has been instrumental in helping me build my program these last couple of years and helping me get on the road this year," Linder said. "He bought one of my sprint cars so he'll be running an X-1 car in Arizona this year. I'm very grateful for his support."

Linder would also like to thank Fiveone Media and 87 Speed for their continued support.

 

 

Whittall Participates in Motorsports 2017

Justin Whittall and the 67w Whittall Motorsports, Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings headed to the Greater Oaks Expo Center last weekend to park the potent 360 sprint car in the Ryan Taylor Graphics Booth.

The Motorsports show presented by PPB is an annual show bringing in over 200 cars and vendors. It is the largest show on the east coast. Whittall who was asked by graphic artist Ryan Taylor to showcase his car in the weekend event sent one of his 360 rides to the show.

Whittall bounced back and forth between the Taylor booth and the United Racing Club booth all weekend and was able to connect with many racing friends during the weekend. Whittall’s 2017 car has a new look from the 2016 car. The cars primary color is now black instead of the white it was the year before. Returning to the 2017 scheme is the bright orange on the wing and car which makes it not only one of the crowds most favorite cars but also easy to spot during competition.

Whittall’s first race of the new year won’t come until April 9 when the United Racing Club presented by Capital Renegade Custom Coaches and Trailers opens up their 70th consecutive year of racing at the ultra-fast 5/8-mile facility. Look for a new look and a fresh Rider power plant under the hood of the sharp looking 67w.

Be sure to follow Justin Whittall all year long by logging onto www.justinwhittall.com!

 

Oswego Speedway ‘Fan Can Chase’ Raises Nearly $9,000 for Local Initiatives

OSWEGO, NY (January 25, 2017) – With the environment and community in mind, Novelis once again partnered with Oswego Speedway and Scriba Bottle and Can Return in 2016 to continue the popular Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase,’ now completing its 12th consecutive season.

Also serving as the title sponsor of the headline Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, Novelis conducted three recycled can drive collections at the Speedway in 2016, with the assistance of Scriba Bottle and Can Return, collecting a record 149,248 cans.

Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture, and consumer electronics.

“The fans of the Oswego Speedway came through once again this past season with another record year of can collections,” said Novelis Finance Lead and Fan Can Chase Coordinator, Tom Salvador. “We are extremely happy our partnership with the Oswego Speedway helps us get out our message on the importance of recycling aluminum. We are also grateful to be able to distribute the funds from these collections to many local organizations in the community.”

While the can collection nights play a large role in the fundraising efforts, the Speedway also donates all cans purchased at the Speedway by race fans to the overall total.

After combining all cans collected, Jennifer Parrish of Scriba Bottle and Can Return was able to present Novelis with a check for $8,954.92.

Major contributors to this cause were the top three finishers in the 2016 Novelis Fan Can Chase.

Steve Larkin led the way with an astonishing 18,753 cans donated with Ricky Pritchard the runner-up finisher at 8,815 cans and Mary Spaulding completing the podium at 7,305 cans.

All money raised in 2016 will be given back by Novelis to various community related initiatives.

Oswego Speedway is proud to announce that this partnership will continue into 2017 with the Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ again taking place on three race nights during the upcoming season.

Those nights will be the Memorial Day Weekend Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ on Saturday, May 27, the 31st annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified Championship on Saturday, July 22, as well as the Speedway’s $5 admission track championship night on Saturday, August 19.

For more information on Novelis, including their community outreach initiatives, visit online at www.novelis.com as well as www.facebook.com/Novelisinc.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Kyle Offill’s Year of Uncharted Territory Off and Running

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming off of an impressive 2016 season with the BCRA Midget Lites where he earned Rookie of the Year honors and finished second in series points, 16-year-old driver, Kyle Offill, is ready for another rookie season in 2017 after getting the year started by competing in his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“Getting to run the Chili Bowl was a great experience,” Kyle Offill said. “It was my first time racing a midget, and to do it at an event like that really allowed me to learn a lot and I thank everyone that made it possible.”

Teaming up with Bob and Adrian Berryhill as well as Davey Ray and his RAYPRO team, the Tracy, CA driver would make his maiden voyage at the blockbuster midget race. Taking to the Expo Center on Tuesday night, Offill would start and finish third during his heat race, and earn a spot in an all-important qualifier.

Working his way from 10th to eighth in the qualifier, Offill would move into the preliminary night ‘B’ main where he would line up in the 12th spot and work his way up to 10th.

After three more nights of the near 400 cars each running their qualifying night, Offill would find himself in one of the twin ‘F’ main events on Saturday afternoon. Just as he had done on his qualifying night, he continued to move forward as he would advance from the 12th starting spot to end his week with a seventh place finish.

With another first out of the way in his career, Offill is now excited to take the next step, and that is to spend the rest of the season aboard a winged 360ci sprint car.

“Looking ahead in 2017, I am extremely excited to move into the 360ci winged car,” Offill added. “It is certainly going to be a challenge, but I am eager to work with my team and learn on a weekly basis.”

The early plans for TeamKO Racing is to follow the 13-race Sprint Car Challenge Tour, which is in its first season of existence. Offill and company will also be in action when the SCCT is idle, but those dates will be fluid as the year moves along, and there may also be times he climbs back aboard a midget.

TeamKO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Selectric Services, Excel Environmental, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

 

 

C&M Motorsports Geared Up For Big 2017 With Andy Forsberg and Tony Gualda

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a 36 race schedule in 2016 saw them garner 12 feature event wins and a second consecutive Civil War Series Championship, C&M Motorsports is geared up for another big season in 2017 as Andy Forsberg and Tony Gualda will both pilot the No. 7c entry on occasion in the year ahead.

“We are really excited to have Andy Forsberg back for a majority of our schedule in 2017, but we are just as excited to have an up and coming Tony Gualda take wheel in a few races for us as well,” Cody Geaney and Mandi Davis of C&M Motorsports said.

All in all, C&M Motorsports is scheduled to be in action at 44-races in 2017 and will go after the inaugural Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship with both drivers running select events in the potent No. 7C.

Forsberg, who has a laundry list of accolades over the course of his stories career, will run a majority of the races for the team as he is scheduled to be in the seat of the PitStop USA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals entry tentatively on 29 occasions. Of the scheduled events events, ‘Mr. Excitement’ is slated to be in action at Petaluma Speedway and Placerville Speedway nine times each, and will make two appearances at Stockton Dirt Track, three at Silver Dollar Speedway, three at Marysville Raceway, and will also be at Antioch Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, and the 95A Raceway in Fernley, NV one time each.

17-year-old Tony Gualda, who is in the early years of his career, will tentatively take the reigns on 12-occasions with a majority (six) of his starts coming at Placerville Speedway. Gualda will also makes starts in the PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Velocity Race Gear entry at Antioch Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, Stockton Dirt Track, and Thunderbowl Raceway.

“There is a lot of top notch talent in California, and for Cody and Mandi to ask me to drive at select events is really a cool opportunity, and I am hoping to make the most of it,” Tony Gualda said. “I have working with Darin Smith before so having him there with me will be nice, and I am really excited to learn from Andy as well.”

With the 2017 season just a month away from kicking off in Northern California, C&M Motorsports will look to defend their 2016 Sherm Toller Memorial win when racing gets underway on February 25th in Marysville, CA with Andy Forsberg behind the wheel.

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will open their 2017 season up on February 25th in Marysville, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

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IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska primed for 10 dates in three states

BENNINGTON, Neb. (Jan. 25) – Ten race dates at tracks in three states comprise the 2017 schedule for the Sprint Series of Nebraska.

Each main event in the tour for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars pays $700 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded.

The series visits two tracks for the first time: Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on June 18 and the Belleville, Kan., High Banks on July 3. The latter will be co-sanctioned with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Nebraska venues on the schedule include I-80 Speedway, Eagle Raceway, U.S. 30 Speedway and Boone County Raceway.

More information about the third annual series is available from Director Roger Hadan at 402 639-4722.

2017 Sprint Series of Nebraska schedule – Saturday, April 1 at I-80 Speedway, Greenwood; Saturday, April 15 at Eagle Raceway; Thursday, April 27 at U.S. 30 Speedway, Columbus; Thursday, May 18 at U.S. 30 Speedway, Columbus; Sunday, June 18 at Raceway Park, Jefferson, S.D.; Thursday, June 22 at U.S. 30 Speedway, Columbus; Monday, July 3 at Belleville, Kan., High Banks; Wednesday, July 12 at Boone County Raceway, Albion; Thursday, July 27 at U.S. 30 Speedway, Columbus; and Friday, Sept. 8 at Eagle Raceway.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN TITLE FOR TOBY THIS WEEKEND

It is the biggest race on the Australian Sprintcar calendar this weekend, the Australian Sprintcar Championship and, being held at Toby’s home track, Valvoline Raceway, the driver of the Hogs Breath Café #7 is looking forward to a massive weekend.

Toby is just coming off a trip to Victoria’s Premier Speedway, Warrnambool where he contested the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

“Our Classic was so mixed. The story of our season really. We qualified decent but were too flat in our heats. We were a bit unlucky to have our fuel tap close off in the preliminary night feature but luck isn't always on your side. I thought we did well despite our problems on our first night, and we were definitely good enough to be in the mix in the feature but it didn't work out.”

This weekend however, it is a different race and one that is special to him as his dad is sponsoring the event.

“I don't care if I lose ten Classics on the final corner, I just want to win one Australian Title. It's always been the race to win for me. I grew up watching guys like Skip, Braz, Kerry, Robbie, Max and Brooke with number 1 on their cars and I always thought to myself 'I want that' someday.

“This year there hasn't been much to write home about but that won't stop me from pushing harder than ever, especially in an event like the Australian Title.

“Also to have my dad’s business and one of my sponsors behind the event is very cool. Gives me more incentive than ever to put in a good performance.”

The team will be in action on Friday night for qualifying and then hopefully into the Saturday night finale.

There will be plenty of merchandise on sale over the weekend and some great opportunities for a met and greet with Toby.

Looking ahead, following the tile it returns to weekly Saturday night racing. Something that can be a little hard to adjust back into. “I try to treat every race as the same, although it can be difficult when some races mean a lot to you. “Weekly racing is so tough these days that there is never really any need to back off the intensity. It's easier to just push on like normal all throughout the season, no matter how many races in a week or where they are."

If you can’t be trackside this weekend, follow the progress on the Facebook page where regular updates will be posted. Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Hogs Breath Cafe Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel B & B Graphics Pass Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SINGLE EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(Perris, CA, January 25, 2017) In addition to 2017 Perris Auto Speedway season tickets, single event tickets for every race are now on sale 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. This includes the April 1st So Cal Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws & USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and general admission tickets for the July 1st Fireworks Spectacular & Night of Destruction and the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 9th, 10th and 11th. Reserved seats for July 1st and the Oval Nationals will be obtainable online beginning on March 2nd.

Tickets for all shows, except for the April World of Outlaws date, are available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Fans wanting to purchase World of Outlaws tickets can do so by calling 1-844-347-8849 or go online at: https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=234. Fans purchasing reserved seats in advance for the World of Outlaws race will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit PAS.”

Money saving season tickets are only available through March 1st. To order yours or for information, call 951-940-0134 or E-mail: mailto:openwhchic.kim@aol.com

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Imola Restaurant & Bar, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 11th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

February 12th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

March 4th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 11th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 18th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 1st "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 22nd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 13th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 20th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 3rd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 24th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

July 1st 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

July 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 22rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

July 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

ELDORA CELEBRATES 2016 SEASON AND CROWNS CHAMPIONS

 Family And Passion Are Resounding Messages of Over 50 Drivers Honored

New Weston, OHIO (Jan. 21) – Championship honors bestowed upon Jon Henry (DIRTcar Late Model), Jeff Koz (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Rob Trent (DIRTcar Stock Car) by track owner Tony Stewart highlighted a busy Saturday night of awards and celebration. The affair, which filled the Eldora Ballroom, brought official closure to the 2016 racing season. Joining the Eldora trio of champions on stage was Rusty Schlenk as he accepted the Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS) title.

For Henry, a native of Ada, Ohio, it was his third Eldora title. In 2010, he captured the DIRTcar UMP Modified title at the famed one-half mile clay oval, and followed that up in 2011 with a move to the Late Model division when he was named co-champion with Clark Lake, Michigan’s Brian Ruhlman as the duo were deadlocked in points at the close of the season.

There was no denying a full championship for Henry and his family-owned team in 2016 as he finished comfortably ahead of Kent Robinson, the Bloomington, Indiana neighbor of the legendary Steve Kinser, Richmond, Indiana’s Steve Casebolt, Nick Latham from Winchester, Ohio and Duane Chamberlain, another Richmond, Indiana-native in the final tally.

After several years competing in the Eldora Stock division, Koz, a Lima, Ohio-veteran teamed with Jared Bennett in 2014 to tackle the Modified division at Eldora. The team captured Rookie of the Year honors that season and after a strong 2015 campaign came back even stronger in 2016 to snare the hard-fought title over Canadian driver Joel Dick, Pennsylvania’s Evan Taylor, Brian Post from Spencerville, Ohio and Jonathan Taylor who joins his brother in making the long tow from Western Pennsylvania for Eldora’s Modified events.

With a defense of his 2015 Stock Car title, Trent, who also hails from Lima, Ohio, upped his Eldora career championship total to four. It wasn’t until the final night of racing that Trent powered to the top of the list. A dramatic feature win on the Friday night of the Four Crown Nationals weekend scored enough points to topple Frank Paladino, Paul Pardo, Earnie Woodard and Jordan Conover.

In addition to the hardware and point fund distribution to the top 15 drivers in each division, numerous specialty awards were dispersed.

Considered the most prestigious non-point award of the night, the Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year award was presented to Frank Paladino by Hale’s daughter – Diana Killen.

Gathering Rookie of the Year honors were Kody Evans (Late Model), Mike Learman (Modified) and Gary Rahe, Jr. (Stock Car), while Most Improved Driver awards were captured by Dustin Nobbe (Late Model), Joel Dick (Modified) and Jordan Conover (Stock Car).

Voted as Best Appearing Cars were Nick Latham (Late Model), Andy Bibler (Modified) and Ed Hounshell (Stock Car). Being recognized as Hard Luck Award recipients were Duane Chamberlain (Late Model), Scott Orr (Modified) and Shaun Smith (Stock Car).

Earlier in the night Bill McGrath was named Eldora’s Fan of the Year. Mike Barr earned the Car Owner of the Year hardware while Bob Williams was named the Mechanic of the Year recipient and Dea Richardson netted Woman of the Year honors.

Mike Unger, the father of fallen driver Shane Unger – who is also Eldora’s longtime track welder, opened the evening’s events by expressing his family’s appreciation for the love and support of the Eldora community. The standing ovation offered by the crowd was followed by Roger Slack, Eldora’s General Manager, detailing safety initiatives planned for 2017 which require all competitors, regardless of division, to use an SFI-approved head and neck restraint, containment seats, restricts wheel covers to the right side of all divisions with three steel bolts or five steel dzus fasteners, recommended on-board fire systems, and foam-filled fuel cells. Eldora owner Tony Stewart committed to a third full fire and rescue truck and expanded participant accident insurance coverage from $50,000 to as much as $1.5-million for DIRTcar members and Competitor Advantage Program participants.

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. Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, will be available soon at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

BIG EVENT HEADING TO PHILLIPSBURG MALL MARCH 5 -11

ENTERPRISE CAR SALES SIGNS ON FOR 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

Keeping pace to fill in all of the defining details for a successful show, the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff will bring the past, present and future of auto racing together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2017 with Sunday, March 5th chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.

The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and are extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since partnering with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Back on board for 2017 is Enterprise Car Sales. The closest location for Dirt Track Heroes fans to contact Enterprise Car Sales is 1713 Lehigh Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The phone number to reach them at: 484-661-4555. The website is: www.enterprisecarsales.com The company is a service of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, which is owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc. A pioneer in the concept of the haggle-free car-buying experience, Enterprise CAr Sales features more than 250 makes and models of high-quality, late model used cars, trucks, vans and SUV's, most of which have been selected from Enterprise Holdings' U.S. fleet of more than 1.1 million vehicles. Each vehicle passes a rigorous 109-point inspection conducted by an ASE-certified technician and comes with a seven-day/1,000 mile repurchase policy. A free CARFAX(r) Vehicle History Report(tm)is also available for all certified vehicles.

With more than 130 U.S. locations, Enterprise Care Sales has sold morethan 1.4 million vehicles since it opened in 1962. Its tailored used-car buying programs create opportunities for credit unions to increase their used-car loan portfolio and optimize member loyalty. As a result of partnering with credit unions during the past thirty years, Enterprise Car Sales has helped generate almost ten billion dollars in loan volume for more than a thousand credit unions nationwide.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, which has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811. The IRCO website is: www.ircocu.com Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role with the upcoming show. For information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods will once again partner with the show in 2017 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies deals in all major manufacturers of speed supplies with business hours from 9 AM to 9 PM Monday/Thursdays, 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday hours are 9 to 3. The phone number to reach the shop is: 610-746-5477 and email at: searocklawncare@verizon.net

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Dorney Park, Reading and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 305, 358, 360 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, Four Cylinder Stocks, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Accord, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Snydersville will be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now being accepted to display at the 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Steve Pados by phone at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net Space is available for race cars of all divisions, drag cars, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

Scelzi Concludes Time in Australia With 16th-Place Finish at Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

Inside Line Promotions - WARRNAMBOOL, Victoria, Australia (Jan. 24, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi wrapped up his inaugural trip to race in Australia with a strong outing during the 45th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic last weekend.

Scelzi, who was driving for Wormall Motorsport, placed sixth on a preliminary night before finishing 16th in the finale on Sunday, when 96 of the top drivers from Australia and the United States converged upon Premier Speedway for one of the biggest sprint car events in the country.

"I had an amazing time in Australia and I hope to return sooner than later," he said. "I want to thank everyone involved with Wormall Motorsport for the great opportunity as well as my brother, Giovanni, who worked hard helping to set up my race car each night. We were fast every time out."

The racing part of the trip overseas concluded at Premier Speedway, where Scelzi qualified 17th quickest before advancing from ninth to second place in his first heat race on Saturday during preliminary action. He then finished sixth in the second heat to lock into the 12th starting position for the main event.

Scelzi gained a half-dozen positions during the race to close in the sixth spot out of the approximately 50 racers. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/qZbwhtbO8H0.

He returned to the oval on Sunday for the finale, which started with Scelzi finishing where he started - sixth - in a heat race. That narrowly missed locking into the main event and relegated Scelzi into a B Main, which he won to transfer into the 18th starting position.

"Just to make the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic was huge," he said. "We ended up spinning with about 14 laps to go so that made us go the back of the field without many laps remaining, but we were able to advance back up to 16th. To end up 16th out of 96 of the best drivers is a big boost for us and a great way to wrap up our time in Australia."

Scelzi also competed at two other tracks last week, starting on Wednesday with the Presidents Cup at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia. He timed in eighth quickest during qualifying before placing second in the first heat race and third in the second heat race (after starting eighth). That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We pushed off for the main event and a bolt snapped in the front end of the race car," he said. "It ended our run before we were able to line up. The car had great speed and would have been a serious contender."

The team then ventured to Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, for the Kings Sprintcar Challenge on Thursday. Scelzi qualified 23rd quickest, which lined him up sixth in his first heat race.

"Coming out of turn two I got put into the wall," he said. "That broke the front end and we crashed pretty hard about a lap later. It destroyed the car so we were done for the night and had to rebuild a new car for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

"We ran into some bad luck during our time racing in Australia, but we produced some great results. I had an absolute blast and created some great friendships. This was an amazing opportunity and I'm very grateful."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 18 - Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (3); Heat race #2: 3 (8); Feature: DNS (2).

Jan. 19 - Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

Jan. 21 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 17; Heat race #1: 2 (9); Heat race #2: 6 (4); Feature: 6 (12).

Jan. 22 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (18).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Wins Classic Prelim; Eighth in Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his Australian tour at the 45th Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic over the weekend, Ian Madsen and his team had a nice weekend that saw the St. Marys, NSW native score his first career Classic prelim before posting an eighth place finish during the Sunday night finale.

“It was awesome to get our Watson’s Express Transport/Valvoline/WA Fuel entry in victory lane on Saturday night, and put ourselves in a good spot for Sunday,” Madsen said. “This team has really given me a fast hot rod down here and now we will focus on winning the 1AU this weekend.”

Madsen’s Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic started off extremely well as he was able to time in fastest in his qualifying flight. Heat race action would see the West Coast High Performance backed entry finish second during the first heat race before a fourth place effort in his second heat placed him on the pole for the feature event.

From the front row, Madsen would take full advantage of the prime starting spot. Jumping out to the early lead, Madsen would lay down 30 exceptional laps as his pace would be unmatched on this night.

A late caution would bunch the field back up, but the former Knoxville Raceway Champion would leave the field in his wake and score his first ever win during Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic competition.

Returning to the Premier Speedway on Sunday night for the finale, Madsen would finish eight during his heat race and find himself in the eighth starting spot for the feature event.

Following track work prior to the final race of the weekend, the Premier Speedway would not quite go away as fast as Madsen and company had thought. With the track staying relatively narrow for the duration of the race, passing would be tough on this night. Running inside the Top-10 all race long, Madsen was unable to get any higher than the eighth spot. Battling with former Classic Champions Kyle Hirst and Steven Lines, Madsen would bring his weekend home with an eighth place finish.

“It was a little disappointing to not have a better run on Sunday night, but it was still a nice weekend with an extremely tough field of cars on hand,” Madsen added. “This weekend will be just as tough as we go after the Australian Championship in Sydney.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Madsen at the Watson team will now travel back to Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, AU to take part in the Australian Championship.

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 1ST!

(Perris, CA, January 24, 2017) Perris Auto Speedway would like to thank fans for their support during the 2016 racing season. The time has come once again to start thinking and planning for the 2017. Current season pass holders have the first choice of season seats for the 2017. These tickets will only be on sale until March 1, 2017.

The PAS will be running 11 USAC/CRA events this year including the Oval Nationals and World of Outlaws. Season pass tickets remain a great opportunity to save and giving you the advantage of not waiting in line. No additional season tickets will be sold after March 1, 2017. Sorry no exceptions. *Schedule is always subject to change.

Season pass tickets will be good for every OVAL/PAS event excluding the Southern California Fair, World of Outlaws, July 1st Fireworks and additional special events and track rentals at the Perris Auto Speedway.

*WORLD OF OUTLAWS IS A STAND-ALONE EVENT; NO SEASON PASSES WILL BE HONORED.

General Admission packages will include Oval National tickets for each night, these are specific tickets and the regular season passes are not valid for those events

The July Fireworks show is not a Sprint Car show this year. NO SEASON PASSES WILL BE HONORED.

The prices will be as follows:

Reserved Seats (10 tickets)

Adult 10 X $28.00 =$280.00

Reserved Seats (20 tickets)

Adult 20 X $26.00 =$520.00

General Admission (10 Tickets)

Adult 10 X $23.00 = $230.00

General Admission (20 Tickets)

Adult 20 X $21.00 = $420.00

*Additional tickets must be purchased in blocks of 10.

*General Admission Season Pass Holders please note that your tickets are good in general admission only. * Tickets will be in shortly and can be sent before the season begins or picked up at will call.

If you would like to place your 2017 order, or if you have any other questions please contact Kim Kazarian at (951) 940-0134 or e-mail me openwhchic.kim@aol.com and she will call you back!

As an additional reminder, the Perris Auto Speedway has a one time out policy. No exceptions.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Imola Restaurant & Bar, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, R. David Bulen Insurance, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 11th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

February 12th Winter Heat Challenge Series – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory Stocks

March 4th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 11th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 18th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 1st "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 22nd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 13th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 20th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 3rd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 24th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

July 1st 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

July 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 22rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

July 29th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Macedo Makes the Most Down Under

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 24, 2017) – Piloting the Australian based Dyson Motorsports No.N99, Macedo scored 6 top 10’s, 5 top 5’s and one massive win in his month-long venture across the pond.

“I’m thrilled with my 2016-2017 performance down under. Sean and Felicity Dyson are first class people and very close friends of mine. Because of their top-notch equipment investment, I was able to translate the opportunities presented to me into incredible speed every time we hit the race track. Our team was able to produce quality finishes because of it. I personally, would like to thank Paul Baines, Jeff Byron, Robert Constable, and Mark Wood for all their hard work. It was truly a team effort and I can’t wait for next year!”

Macedo kicked off his Australian tour at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney (Australia) for three nights of racing competition. After minor setbacks the first two nights, Carson and team had the kinks worked out and brought home a solid 6th place finish.

Heading North to Brisbane for three nights at Archerfield Speedway, Macedo would once again struggle on night one. Quickly rebounding the remaining two night at the quarter mile, he would finish 2nd and 4th respectively.

With a pair of top 5’s in his pocket, Macedo would head back to Valvoline Raceway. This time he put the Dyson Motorsports No.N99 on the podium, coming home third during night one of the Scott Darley Challenge. Night two proved to be more challenging. A driver error in qualifying would keep the team behind all night. Macedo would go on to transfer through the B-main into the feature event, earning him a 22nd place starting position. Even after racing his way to the front, Macedo would be scored 12th at the checkers.

Next up on the schedule was Avalon Raceway and the prestigious Essendon Ford President’s Cup. Macedo would transfer directly from heat races into the feature event where he would start in the 6th position. Running second to James McFadden by lap 18, a caution would restack the field. A last lap pass would catapult Macedo and car owners, Sean and Felicity Dyson to victory lane. “A solid steer,” as the locals refer to it.

Macedo would cap off his visit at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool (Australia) for the famed Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic. Equivalent to the Knoxville Nationals stateside, the Classic is a coveted prize drawing over 100 entries. Macedo would wheel the No.N99 to a desirable 5th place finish on the preliminary night. The final night of racing would prove disappointing, finishing a mere 13th, not at all reflecting the efforts from driver or team.

“We’re really proud of Carson and what he accomplished over here,” said Sean. “I wish we would have had a little better finish at the Classic but we were extremely excited to win the President’s Cup at Avalon. He had some really good runs each night. Felicity and I look forward to having him back again next year.”

Macedo will head back to the United States at the end of the month where he will begin preparing for his season in the Gaerte Racing No.3G.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following sponsors; Complete Parts and Equipment, Dyson Motorsports, Factory Kahne, Roberts Meats, KRE Engines, and KPC Classic.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 25, 2017) - As is often the case, just when you think everything is in its place, you find out otherwise. Such was the case when Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP released its much-anticipated 2017 schedule on January 13th, but just a few days ago, SOD Hartford Speedway promoter partner Tim Dibble discovered a scheduling conflict. The good news is that Dibble contacted SOD and a change to resolve the issue was possible and completed yesterday, January 24th.

Race 2 of the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan at Hartford has been moved to June 9th from its original June 16th date. The date is now the first of a two-day weekend with SOD travelling to Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon the next day.

The other King Engine Bearings King of Michigan dates, May 19th, August 11th, and the King of Michigan championship on September 1st remain unchanged.

For more information about King Engine Bearings, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. Meet Engine Pro at www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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