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Cody Lamar Continues to Grind in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finally able to string together multiple weekends of racing action, Cody Lamar had a good run going at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night until a mistake late in the race cost him several positions.

“I keep saying it, but we are getting better and better with each race we run,’ Cody Lamar said. “Saturday night we were able to time in okay, transfer out of our heat, and get moving in the feature, but I just flirted with a thing cushion too long and it bit me.”

With 28 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Lamar would open his night up by timing the A1 Septic/Amsoil/Walker Performance backed No. 9L machine in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Racing to a fourth place finish in his heat race, Lamar’s efforts would be rewarded, as he would transfer directly into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th starting position.

On a very racy Placerville Speedway surface, Lamar would take a liking to the high side of the speedway as the cushion started off being built up. As he worked his way inside the Top-10, the cushion would start to deteriorate as several drivers went to work on it.

As it got to be razor thin, Lamar would still chose the high side in turns one and two and he made his way up to seventh just past the race’s halfway point. On the 17th lap, Lamar would have some issues as he leaned on the cushion a little to hard and it gave way and caused him to get off the racing surface and come to a stop.

Forced to the back of the pack, Lamar would pick up a couple of positions in the closing laps as he finished 15th.

“Saturday I think was the best I have felt in our limited starts this year,” Lamar said. “Thanks to all the guys who lend a hand, and hopefully we can get on track Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Lamar will be in action in Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Stays Hot with Roth Motorsports as he Finishes Second in Hanford, CA Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Handling the pressure of running for the iconic Roth Motorpsorts team well so far in 2019, Dominic Scelzi stayed hot aboard the No. 83jr machine as he picked up another podium finish on Saturday night in Hanford, CA by way of his second place run.

“It was another good night for the Roth Motorsports team,” Dominic Scelzi said. “To start out our first three races together like we have is pretty cool, and hopefully we can keep it up all year long.”

Checking in at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night, Scelzi would go out late for time trials and with the track slowing down he would still time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. entry in 10th quickest amongst the 26 cars signed into the pit area.

Getting off to a great start in his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver would simply dominate the competition as he raced to a convincing win and made his way into the Dash. Finishing third in the Dash, Scelzi would take the green flag from the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Feeling good about his car heading into the feature event, Scelzi would find himself in the second position for much of the race as he chased after race leader, DJ Netto. Continuing to hound Netto, things would change with just a handful of laps to go in the race as a restart would put Scelzi right behind new leader, Carson Macedo.

Challenging Macedo during the race’s closing laps, Scelzi just could not get anything to stick as he gave it his all. With the checkered flag in the air, Scelzi would cap a strong night with a second place finish.

“Big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me such a cool opportunity this year,” Scelzi added. “Thanks to all the guys for working hard and giving me a strong car.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

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

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Dominic Scelzi return to racing action Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Dominic Sclezi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.

 

 

T-MAC Tuesday- McCarl Fourth at Knoxville Raceway Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Mother Nature finally let the season come to life at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, and when the action packed night drew to a close Terry McCarl accepted the checkered flag in the fourth spot after lining up in the fifth row.

“We had a fast car all night long,” TMAC said. “We were fastest in hot laps, kind of got behind in time trials a little with the track slicking off, but we came to life in the feature as we went from ninth to fourth with no cautions.”

Starting his 2019 Knoxville Raceway season with a fresh Silva Chassis, McCarl timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com No. 4 machine in 14th fastest in time trials amongst the 33 cars in action on this night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Altoona, IA driver would flex his muscles a little as he made a couple of nice moves to get to the lead and claim the heat race win.

Moving into the feature event, McCarl would roll off the starting grid from ninth on a very slick Knoxville Raceway surface. When the race came to life, McCarl would go to work on the bottom groove of the famed ½ mile has he slowly moved through the Top-10.

With the race clicking off laps with no stoppages, the leaders would spend much of the night in traffic, which would allow TMAC to gain position as he worked into fifth and began closing in on Kerry Madsen in the race’s closing laps.

Chasing after Madsen on the white flag lap, both driver’s would get by Justin Henderson, and McCarl capped his night with a great from ninth to fourth.

“We busted a new car out for the opener, and I was VERY happy with it,” McCarl said. “My crew guys Doug Rankin, Steve Fitzpatrick, and Brian Foster did a great job and it was a great night. I am now looking forward to getting back to it this week on Friday in Lake Ozark, MO but on Thursday we will be at the WoO Fan Fest that is taking place at Fat Polly’s Pub. Hopefully we get to see a bunch of fans Thursday and have a great run Friday.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports will be back in action with the World of Outlaws on Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway and hopefully back at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday if the weathers stays away.

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

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Seventh at Knoxville Raceway Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending their Saturday night with over 1000 sponsors and fans during the Knoxville Raceway’s season opening event, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would pick up a seventh place finish.

“We were really fast all night long,” Ian Madsen said. “We didn’t get off to a great start and with the race going non stop it kind of hurt us. Still, an extremely deep field of cars so all in all it was a good night.”

Timing the Logan Contractor’s Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, the two-time Knoxville Raceway Champion would charge from fifth to second in his heat race.

Moving into the first 20-lap feature event of the year at the ‘Mecca of Mud’, Madsen would take the green flag from the seventh starting position. On a very slick Knoxville Raceway surface, Madsen would slip back on the start as he found himself fighting to stay inside the Top-10.

Working his way up into ninth and then eight, Madsen would continue to search around the slick surface as numerous different grooves were presented to the stout field.

Running through traffic and slower cars, Madsen would continue to fight forward as he raced with Indy Race Parts teammates Parker Price-Miller and Gio Scelzi towards the end of the race.

Going non-stop, Madsen would close his Saturday night out with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to get home and race in front of so many partners, and friends,’ Madsen said. “We had like 1000 people at our appreciation party, so that was huge. We got a Top-10, learned some things, and we are ready to get back with the Outlaws this weekend.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will travel to Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday, I-55 Speedway on Saturday, and Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday night.

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

 

 

Nienhiser and Caleb Wankel Victorious at 34 Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Waiting to see where Mother Nature would allow him to race over the weekend, Paul Nienhiser returned to the seat of the Caleb Wankel owned 305ci Winged Sprint Car on Saturday night at 34 Raceway and picked up his second win of the season.

“It got a little crazy with our plans with rain cancelling so many different races around the area,” Nienhiser said. “Caleb Wankel got his engine back Friday morning, and really wanted to race and it definitely paid off for us.”

Following some trailer issues that ultimately saw the team utilize the Paul Nienhiser Racing transporter, and check in at the speedway just in time. With a big Late Model race taking center stage, a packed house would see the Chapin, IL driver shine on this night.

Drawing the second row for heat race action, Nienhiser would look sporty in the his first laps in the No. 5 machine on this night as he raced his way to second and earned a berth in the 10-car redraw for the feature.

Pulling the five, Nienhiser would grid the field from the third row with $1000 up for grabs on this night. On a slick, wide surface on this night from the late model action, Nienhiser would use every inch of real estate to work his way up into second.

Using a restart, Nienhiser would use the top of three and four to sail around the leader and take over the top spot in the race. Once out in front, Nienhiser would dip back to the low groove where he would hit his marks.

Running strong out front, Nienhiser would not be challenged on this night, as he would race his way to his second feature event win of the season.

“It was a fun night of racing,” Nienhiser said. “World of Outlaws star, Gravy Fairchild was home for the weekend and he came out and helped as did Alan Devlin, and we really had a blast.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-2, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Nienhiser will battle with the World of Outlaws this weekend as he will be at Lake Ozarks Speedway on Friday, I 55 Speedway on Saturday, and Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday.

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

 

 

Liggett Lands in Merced Speedway Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett and company wasted no time getting their new midget into victory lane, as the Tracy, CA based driver was the class of the field on Saturday night in Merced, CA with the USAC Western States Midgets.

“It is pretty cool to get down to Merced and grab our first Midget win as a team,” Austin Liggett said. “8 years ago we picked up our first sprint car win at the same track, so to have this come full circle is pretty cool.”

With 19 cars checked in at the revamped Merced Speedway, Liggett would time the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in fourth quickest in time trials.

Going from fourth to second in his heat race, it was apparent that Liggett had a strong machine underneath him as he headed to the feature event where he would take the green flag from the third starting position.

A torrid battle for the lead early in the race, saw Liggett make his case for the early lead, but would settle into second as he stalked race leader, Maria Cofer.

Even though he had his hands full with Shane Golobic attacking him for the second position, Liggett would continue to hold the position as he waited for an opportunity to pounce on the race lead.

With seven laps to go, Liggett would get the opening he needed as he was capitalize on a mistake by the leader as he would slide up in front of her in turns one and two and quickly give himself some breathing room.

Looking strong up front, Liggett would negate a last lap pass attempt from Shane Golobic as he held on to claim his first Midget win.

“My dad had our car dialed, and like I said early, it is pretty cool to get our first midget win at the same place we got our first sprint car win,” Liggett added. “Thanks to my mom and Britton Bock for all their help all night, and I really hope my mom enjoys this for a birthday present.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Liggett is set for a busy Saturday night as he will head to Santa Maria and compete aboard both his sprint car and midget.

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

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Carson McCarl – Foundation Laid for A Strong Season

Des Moines, IA (April 23, 2019) – Carson McCarl kicked off his 2019 season last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, back behind the wheel of his driver-owned #27. A successful start to the night saw him drift back a bit in the A-main, but an 8th-place finish in the feature event will provide Carson and the team a great foundation to build on over the season to come.

Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway saw a loaded field of 360 competition, as the always stout group of Knoxville regulars were joined by a few outsiders, totaling 35 cars. McCarl got off to a nice start, as an early pill draw saw him roll out eighth in qualifying and he was able to lock down a lap time good enough for 5th.

Taking both the green and checkered flags in fifth in his heat provided Carson enough points to lineup on the outside of the front row in the night’s feature event. “It was the first night out with the team, so it felt great to post a good lap during qualifying,” said Carson. “The heat was fairly uneventful, but we ended with a pretty good point total that landed us on the front row for the A-main.”

The 18-lap main event saw Carson swap the runner-up spot early with veteran Jon Agan. “Jon was able to get by me early, but an early caution gave me another shot and I was able to get back around him,” said McCarl. The lap four caution saw Carson move back into second, but as the race drew on, the car went away from the Altoona native.

“Agan was able to get back around me on lap six and the track slicked off as the laps passed by,” said Carson. “The car started to get really loose and we fell back to 8th at the finish.”

While losing spots on the track never feels too good, Carson feels that the team has a lot to build on as the season progresses, and that they were able to take a lot away from last Saturday. “We missed the setup on opening night, but I think we have a good idea of what we need to change going forward,” said McCarl. “I’m really looking forward to getting back out there this weekend.”

Back operating as a driver/owner, Carson mentioned that it feels good to be back behind the wheel of his own car, but that he couldn’t do it alone. “I have a great group of sponsors and John & Gerald Cressman building my 360 motors,” said McCarl. “I couldn’t do it without them and I’m excited to see how this season goes!”

Carson will have the Cressman Enterprises/Jetco Electric #27 ready to race this Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway!

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Catching Up with Carson:

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Carson would like to thank his great list of partners for the 2019 season: Cressman Enterprises, Jetco Electric, Deanfield Farms, City Vending, DeBerg Concrete, Space Cowboy Motorsports, Mobile Dent Service, Feese Family Insurance, Larry’s Window Service, Craig Smith & Colleen Kelly, TNT & Liquid Lou, Kustom Race Parts, HRP.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Top 10 at Knoxville During Season Debut in Indy Race Parts No. 71

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi earned a top-10 result during his season debut in the Indy Race Parts backed No. 71 last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen headed west to tackle the season opener at the half-mile oval after weather wiped out races near the Indiana shop.

"It's always great to get laps at Knoxville," Scelzi said. "Unfortunately, we didn't time in as well as we wanted and qualifying points are pretty valuable so that buried us."

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest out of the 30-plus competitors. He then maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race to rank eighth in overall points. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track had a big curb up top and was narrow on the bottom," he said. "The race went green to checkered and I never got into a rhythm, but you can't be upset because that was the toughest local competition you'll get.

"It was productive. We had a brand new car with a fresh engine so there were a lot of variables. Everything went smooth. Plus, every time you go there it helps you. Running the bottom there takes a lot of laps. It's a very fine line. So any time you get laps at Knoxville it's very valuable."

Scelzi is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday before making his debut at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Sunday with the BOSS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the BOSS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

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

 

 

Bell and Swindell SpeedLab Backed Team Hustle to Top 10 at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab sponsored sprint car team scored its fourth straight top-10 result last Saturday after making a last-minute decision to invade Knoxville Raceway.

Inclement weather forced the team to change plans and head west for the season opener at the half-mile oval. NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell qualified 11th quickest during qualifying to open the night for the No. 39.

"We weren't as good as we needed to be in qualifying," team owner Kevin Swindell said. "By the end of the heat race we were good. We needed the first five or six laps back in the heat and we could have moved forward."

Bell finished fourth in a heat race. That ranked him 14th in overall points and lined the team up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We had something happen with the steering early on," Swindell said. "He never really had power steering the whole time so he could only run 75 or 80 percent being on the safe side. Otherwise I think we were going to be pretty good in the feature."

Bell hustled to a 10th-place finish.

He and the team will return to action this Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series before competing with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' on May 10-11 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (14).

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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"Tim Walker came on board with us this year," Swindell said. "He's a big fan of racing and we're excited to have him as part of our team."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, Wiser Organics, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Premier Truck Group, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Nets Top 10 at Knoxville for 10th Season During Last 11 Years

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2019) - Jack Dover registered a top-10 result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, giving him at least one top 10 at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' during 10 of the last 11 years.

The night began with Dover qualifying ninth quickest despite being one of the final cars to time in at the half-mile oval.

"The qualifying was pretty good considering we were second to last to qualify out of 34 cars," he said. "In the heat I had a good run going down the frontstretch on the start, but it looked like a guy in front of me was going to spin out so I got off the throttle. We ended up running where we started."

A fourth-place finish in the heat race ranked Dover 12th in overall points. That started him on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We tried some stuff and it didn't work," he said. "We can put that in our notebook to not do again. The car wasn't tight enough and I couldn't rotate the top. I'd have to cheat it because it'd be too tight and then that'd screw up the rest of the corner."

Dover was able to hustle to a 10th-place finish.

He returns to action this Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., where he will drive for Chris Bowers during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. Dover will then invade Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm pretty excited because we're back at a home track in Eagle where we've had a lot of success," he said. "We've done really well at Park Jefferson, too. Hopefully we can contend for a win each night."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (12).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Friday and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

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"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Crockett Captures Top Five in Final Test Before ASCS National Tour Season Starts

Inside Line Promotions - POCOLA, Okla. (April 23, 2019) - Roger Crockett earned a top-five result last Saturday during a tune-up before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins this week.

Crockett joined the ASCS Sooner Region on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, where he advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race. That earned him a spot into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 8 to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We were a little off in the heat race, but got the car a lot better for the main," he said. "The second half of the race I had some confidence in the car and was driving it how I should. The car had the speed really to win, but it's hard to say that when you start eighth and aren't near the leaders. Driven right I think we had a top-three car. I just needed to be more aggressive early."

Crockett maneuvered to a fifth-place finish, which is the confidence building performance needed as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour kicks off this Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., before shifting to U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Friday.

"With the ASCS format I feel like if things go our way we certainly have a chance to win either night," he said. "I haven't been to either track, but I don't feel like that's an excuse not to perform. What I'm looking to do this year is overcome being put in tough positions. We had the worst average draw last year until we pulled off the series. We need to capitalize on that by moving forward and earning a lot of passing points."

Although the races at Eagle Raceway and U.S. 36 Raceway will mark Crockett's debut at both high-banked ovals, he is confident he can contend for a win like he did during the ASCS National Tour's season-opening weekend last year.

"I've heard a lot of stories about Eagle when they ran 360 cars regularly," he said. "I've watched a few videos, too. It looks like it should be a lot of fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

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"We're grateful for the support of everyone at Route 66 Chevrolet, which is the premier Chevy dealer in the region," Crockett said. "Not only do they offer top-notch vehicles, but their customer service is highly rated. We recommend anyone who is in the Midwest and looking for a vehicle to check out www.Route66Chevrolet.com ."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Weld Racing, Champion Racing Oil, JR-1 Chassis, Olson Custom Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Riding Momentum as World of Outlaws Invade Missouri and Illinois

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (April 23, 2019) - Kraig Kinser enters a three-race weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with momentum.

Kinser recorded his first top five of the season during his most recent start and he has strung together back-to-back top 10s for the first time this year.

"We feel like we're in a pretty good spot, but a lot of other teams do too," he said. "It's important to start off strong this weekend."

Kinser and the Outlaws face a trio of races this weekend, beginning on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. The action shifts to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday before the weekend concludes on Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

Kinser's career-best World of Outlaws result at Lake Ozark Speedway came last year when he maneuvered from 21st to a 12th -place finish. That earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We'll start out about where we were last year and go from there," he said. "It's probably the biggest track of the three this weekend."

Kinser has one career World of Outlaws victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in 2005. The team be sporting the Profile logo as a primary marketing partner during the race.

"We're excited to have Profile as a premier partner again," he said. "The track is pretty action packed. It can be really wide where you can use the whole track."

Kinser's top performance at Jacksonville Speedway was a 10th -place outing during his debut in 2014.

"Getting qualified good is important to get a good spot into the feature on a small track like that," he said. "You see so many different types of tracks you have to be comfortable at all of them to be successful. When you're rolling good it doesn't matter what track you go to, you'll be quick."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"We're thrilled to have Profile by Sanford as a partner this year," Kinser said. "They will be on our car all year, but will be spotlighted at several of our bigger events this year so hopefully we can help give them more exposure and the benefits of their service will become better known within our dirt track family."

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

 

 

Chase Johnson Hustles to Dominant Victory at Petaluma Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (April 23, 2019) - Chase Johnson was dominant last Saturday night at his home track of Petaluma Speedway, where he was victorious by more than 10 seconds.

"We were strong every time we hit the track," he said. "We were fast from the time we unloaded. We had a great car all night and we got everything we could when we were on the track."

Johnson guided his family owned No. 24 to the second quickest qualifying time before he maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race. The feature redraw lined Johnson up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"It was a little tough to get started," he said. "There were quite a few yellows at the beginning. I'd say the first 10 laps we were struggling with cautions. It felt forever until we got going. I knew we had a fast car and we were in the right position to take the lead and take control of the race."

Johnson did just that, leading all 25 laps and pulling away as the second half of the race went non-stop. He lapped into the top five.

"I didn't know who was in what position, but I saw the guys we started up front with," he said. "We were getting to them in traffic. I didn't know the scenario, but I knew we were in great shape. It was a good tune-up for this Saturday."

Johnson will ride the momentum from his fourth win of the season into a return to Petaluma Speedway this Saturday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

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

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Produces Top-Five Result at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 23, 2019) - Tony Bruce Jr. posted his first top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway.

Bruce Jr. was solid during his first race of the season behind the wheel of the Smith Family No. 86 as he maneuvered from sixth to third place during a heat race.

"We got a good start and I was able to get to third on the second lap," he said. "I was able to go to the top or the bottom and pretty much do anything that I wanted. The track was pretty racy all night."

The heat race run ranked Bruce Jr. fourth in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"It's always good to start strong," he said. "We were lucky to have a good car from the word 'go' and we were solid all night. We had speed in the car all night.

"At one point we were in third and at one point I fell to sixth on a restart. We were really good before the first caution. I was underneath (Jonathan) Cornell for second. When the caution came out he was able to take my line on the restart. We were one dimensional on the bottom because I was a lot faster down there. We had a little too much stagger to roll the top. I made a mistake on a restart and had to climb back to third. Then at the end of the race I missed the bottom in turns one and two and fell to fourth. It was good to come out of there with a top five."

The fourth-place finish was Bruce Jr.'s best in a sprint car in limited starts since last September.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (4).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

 

 

Trenca Aiming to Start Season This Weekend if Weather Allows

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 23, 2019) - Wet weather has delayed the start of the season on multiple occasions for Joe Trenca, who will attempt to kick off the 2019 season this weekend if Mother Nature allows.

"We've been busting butt all winter to get prepared and be ready," he said. "We were going to run the first weekend in April in the 410, but the weather was still really bad. I was looking forward to getting back to one of my favorite tracks last week, but we're waiting on rain still. It seems to be the story the last couple of years."

The Mucci Motorsports driver has races scheduled this Friday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the Empire Super Sprints and Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

"Hopefully the weather holds off and we get some racing in this weekend,' he said. "Both races are nice and close to home. It'll be great to get the car out and run some laps."

Trenca's career-best finish of fifth place at Fulton Speedway came in 2016. He has three top 10s during his career at the track.

Trenca earned his first career top 10 in a 360ci winged sprint car at Land of Legends Raceway in 2013. It was one of five career top 10s - two of which came last year, including his career-best result of sixth place.

"We've struggled at Land of Legends Raceway, but last year we found something," he said. "We've done some different things with shocks and wings this year. I think we'll be good. We just want to go out and have fun racing."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the Empire Super Sprints and Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"They are a business that specializes in seals for a whole bunch of stuff," Trenca said. "They do military stuff, racing stuff, automotive stuff. Ever since I started racing quarter midgets Seals-It has been a part of the program and we really appreciate their support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Produces First Win of Season With Last-Lap Pass

Inside Line Promotions - GLENMORA, La. (April 23, 2019) - Channin Tankersley capitalized on a last-lap pass to garner his first feature victory of the season last Saturday at Thunder Valley Speedway.

The Old School Racing driver ran second for nearly the entire feature before making the move in traffic in turns one and two. He then held on in turns three and four to score his first trip to Victory Lane this season and 26th career with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"That track was awesome," Tankersley said. "They had five classes. We started hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and we were loading up by 10:30 p.m. The surface of the track was awesome. You had a top and a bottom and kind of a middle, about all you could ever ask for."

Tankersley opened the night by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to snag the pole position for the main event.

"We went into the first corner side by side and he got me into turn three and led about the whole thing," he said. "We were pretty equal speed. I'd gain on him a little and then he'd pull me a little. I showed him my nose a couple of times, but I didn't have enough to get by him. We got into traffic and it kind of screwed both of us up, but I was able to guess right and get around him on the last lap.

"We went into turn one and there were like four lapped cars side by side and front to back. He went one way and I went the other and luckily a hole opened up for me. I went right through the middle in turns one and two."

Tankersley's race win extended his lead in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

Old School Racing returns to action this Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. The event is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I've been in contention to win there three or four times," Tankersley said. "One real shot I had I passed for the lead on the last lap and then someone spun in turn three so they threw a yellow. It put me back to second and we finished there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children

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"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Rallies for Seventh-Place Finish After Early Incident at LoneStar

Inside Line Promotions - KILGORE, Texas (April 23, 2019) - Zane Lawrence recorded his second straight top-10 result last Saturday at LoneStar Speedway.

Lawrence piloted his family owned sprint car during the Sprint Car Bandits Series event at the high-banked oval, where he maneuvered from ninth to fifth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the A Main.

"On the opening lap I got caught up with another car and knocked the nose wing off and bent the front end," he said. "It hurt me, but it was still rolling pretty good. I got up to fourth, but restarts killed me with no front wing. Going into turn one behind people would make it tight and shove toward the wall."

Lawrence, who was forced to restart near the back of the field following the opening-lap incident, rallied inside the top five before he lost a trio of positions during a late-race restart. He held on for a seventh-place outing.

"I was pretty impressed for the state the car was in and how it finished," he said.

Next up for Lawrence is an ASCS Lone Star Region race this Saturday at Rose Bowl Speedway in Winona, Texas.

"The last time I was there I was leading and had a right rear tire go down," he said. "That's been the only time I've raced there. It's a fun little race track. I'm looking forward to going back."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 7 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Rose Bowl Speedway in Winona, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

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"I'd really like to thank Pediatric Eye Specialist for their top-notch doctors and services, especially Eric Packwood," Lawrence said. "They've always been a part of this, even before I got involved with sprint cars. Thanks to their eye correcting services and surgeries over the years my vision is perfected to where glasses aren't required anymore. It's definitely cool to have their support in my racing career as well."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Powers to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (April 23, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi earned his third podium finish of the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting a Roth Motorsports sprint car, recorded a runner-up result. He has finished in the top three during all three starts this season with the team.

"It's definitely something to be happy about," he said. "We've shown speed and raced well every single night. For whatever reason the older I get the more I absolutely hate losing races. I felt like I had a real shot in the closing laps and wasn't able to capitalize."

The night began with a 10th-place qualifying run after Scelzi was the third-to-final driver to time in. He then won a heat race from the pole position to transfer into the dash.

"The race track did slow down for qualifying, but I felt like we left some on the table," he said. "We did our job to get into the heat race inversion and we won the heat to get into the dash. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how you get into the dash as long as you do."

Scelzi maneuvered from sixth to third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I got to second about 10 laps in," he said. "I ran second a majority of the race. However, I wasn't getting good restarts and I fell to third. The longer the runs went the better I was. I would have liked to see traffic because the yellows kind of hurt me. After D.J. Netto crashed with four laps to go I had a good restart. Carson (Macedo) and I were able to race for the win the last four laps.

"We went green and I slid him into turn one. Then he slid me into turn three. I followed him into turns one and two. He drove it off the top and came back and turned left. We were side by side and he slid me into turn three. We were side by side at the line. I tried to slide him again and he was able to drive around. Then I slid him into turn four and he turned under me coming to the white flag. I gave up too much trying to get around him. It's hard to hang your head with second place, but it's a good thing I'm not satisfied with second."

Scelzi's runner-up result gives him two podium finishes at Keller Auto Speedway this season.

Scelzi will return to action with Roth Motorsports this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

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

 

 

Hill Kicking Off Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2019) - Alex Hill has been eagerly awaiting the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season.

"I'm really excited about it," she said. "I've been looking forward to this since the first races in Texas were rained out (last month)."

Hill noted that her first full season of traveling with the series last year should aid her this season.

"We went to a lot of tracks for the first time last year," said Hill, who finished 12th in the championship standings as a rookie. "We expect that experience will make us better prepared for those tracks when we return to them this year."

Unfortunately, the two tracks scheduled this week - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Thursday and U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Friday - weren't on last year's tour and will present first-time challenges for Hill and her team.

"Going to new tracks is something we're used to," she said. "I'm sure my crew will give me a good car and hopefully it won't take me long to figure out the quick way around."

Hill's 2019 410ci winged sprint car debut scheduled for last Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., succumbed to rain. A late decision sent her and the Hill's Racing Team on the road to compete at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Hill flew from Los Angeles to Buffalo, N.Y., and then drove the 13-plus hour drive to Knoxville, Iowa, with her mother.

"Our night started out well," she said. "We were fast in hot laps. I felt really comfortable in the car. It was the first time I drove around there flat-out since my accident."

Hill, who was sidelined from racing for almost two months due to injuries sustained in a vicious crash at Knoxville Raceway in May of 2017, was credited 31st in qualifying.

"We had a vibration in the motor in time trials," she said. "Then our time was disqualified because we ran the wrong left rear tire, which was probably due to my crew scrambling to get everything switched over and ready since we changed plans at the last minute. That gave us little chance to make the A Main with so many cars. We started last in the heat and we just mainly wanted to see if Daryl had fixed the vibration, which he had. Then we started 11th in the B Main and made it up to seventh before we ran out of laps. So we ended up a few spots short of making the transfer to the A Main."

Hill will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday following the two ASCS National Tour races.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Strodes BBQ and Deli has catered events for our race team and has done a tremendous job with their delicious food," Hill said. "We're excited to have them as supporters of our team."

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

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Client Ryan Kissinger Earns URC Win at Selinsgrove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Penn. (April 23, 2019) - X-1 Race Cars added another win to its total with Ryan Kissinger's first-place finish at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., last Saturday.

"This was the third race for me this season," he said. "I'm a Selinsgrove regular, but the United Racing Club was in town the night we won. It felt pretty good to get a win with those guys. They're definitely a competitive bunch."

Kissinger's pill draw started him fourth in a heat race and he finished third. That led him to start fourth in the feature.

"I got the lead around the third or fourth lap," he said. "The car was just that good that I knew if I didn't make any mistakes I had a good chance at winning. We held onto the lead and made our way to Victory Lane."

It marked Kissinger's first victory of the season and the fourth of his career.

Kissinger and X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder connected a couple of years ago through a mutual friend. Kissinger now helps Linder around the shop and gets to witness the hard work put into the cars.

"I really like the fact that Ryan is the only person who welds on the car," Kissinger said. "Because it's not a mass-produced car, you can see such a difference in the quality of it. His stuff is so consistent and built really well."

Kissinger is also very involved with DMY Performance, which deals with engine building, and he is one of the few people to run a Ford engine in his area of the country.

"Danny from DMY Performance has been such a huge help to me with my engine program," he said. "It's been really cool to run X-1 Race Cars and a Ford Engine. That puts me in a pretty small market and to be able to succeed with those products shows how great they are."

MEDIA LINKS -

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_linder9/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company relocated in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

Vardell Looks to Repeat Carolina Sprint Tour Season Opener Success With Another Win

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (April 23, 2019) - Sean Vardell will once again be competing full time with the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour in 2019 and his sights are set high.

The season starts this Saturday at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., where Vardell was victorious during the season opener last year.

"We've got 16 races lined up with the complete Carolina Sprint Tour," he said. "We also hope to get in some races at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for some IMCA points. If we hit some of those, it'll take us to about a 24-to-36 race schedule."

Vardell won the Carolina Sprint Tour Rookie of the Year Award last year. This year he hopes to be in contention for the points championship and to win more races than he did last year.

"The car count on an average night should hopefully be around 15 to 18 cars," he said. "There'll be some stout competition so I'm really looking forward to being competitive with some great cars and drivers."

Sprint car racing is continuing to grow in the Carolinas and this series is helping a lot with that. The series is solely 305ci winged sprint cars built on being more cost effective, which allows more drivers to be a part of the series.

"Things have just gotten so expensive lately," Vardell said. "But these cars are really competitive."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., with the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Top Performance Engine and Machining

Top Performance Engine and Machining is an engine shop based in China Grove, N.C.

"They're one of our biggest sponsors," Vardell said. "They're our main engine sponsor and we couldn't do it without them. They give us great horsepower every single time."

Vardell also wants to thank Eastham Machining International, Superior Steering Wheels, C.J.E. Enterprises, TriboDyn Lubricants, Inline Designs, King Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Mr. 90 Fabrications, TJ Forged, The Joie of Seating, Superior Steering Wheels, Pitbull Lifts, Metal Benders LLC, Eye Can See Arts, Next Level Custom Designs and Fab-Tech for their continuing support.

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway hosts Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – April 23, 2019…Following an over one-month break the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will finally return to action as it opens a busy stretch of racing, beginning with this Saturday’s Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series round four.

The Thunderbowl Raceway has been dark since the World of Outlaws appearance in early-March, but will now get set to hold events on three of the next four weekends, marking the most aggressive stretch of races all season.

This Saturday’s event is headline by the fourth round of competition for the new Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series, which is held between nearby Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and the Thunderbowl. The previous outing at Thunderbowl Raceway was snagged by Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and the Western Metal Company No. 37 team, who currently sit atop the standings heading into Saturday. Faccinto holds a 30-digit advantage at the top of the points.

Central Valley veteran “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. holds down the second spot in the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 standings with three races complete. Faria is one of the versatile drivers throughout California and is coming off a sixth-place finish last week aboard the Schott Racing No. 67v mount. The always tough DJ Netto of Hanford is lurking back in third however, as he sits 34-points out of the lead. Netto put together an impressive run at the Thunderbowl in March, finishing a close second to Faccinto.

Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and Riverdale’s Grant Duinkerken currently round out the top-five heading into Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday. Completing the top-10 are Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Visalia’s Jace Vanderweerd, Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and Hanford’s Zane Blanchard.

After suffering a rain out in March, this Saturday will be the first time that the Western RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars grace the Thunderbowl Raceway clay in 2019. The division has been one of the most rapidly growing in California over the last few seasons. Last week’s event at Keller Auto Speedway saw Brooklyn Holland pick up her first career series victory in popular fashion. Michael Pombo, Kyle Rasumussen, Grant Champlin and Monty Ferriera made up the top-five.

Rounding out this Saturday’s slate will be the IMCA Stock Cars.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is then right back at it next week with the exact same program on Saturday May 4th, before getting ready for the sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic on May 17th and 18th.

The Peter Murphy Classic is shaping up to be a barnburner and will feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards vs. the KoT Winged 360’s each night. The USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will also compete on Friday, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Winged 410 Sprint Car Series invades the track during the finale.

Yes, you read that right, for the first time ever both Winged 410’s and Winged 360 Sprint Cars make up the Saturday card of the prestigious event. To reserve your seats for the much-anticipated Peter Murphy Classic contact 559-688-0909.

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car winners this season: February 23rd Hanford (DJ Netto), March 9th Tulare (Mitchell Faccinto), April 20th Hanford (Carson Macedo).

Adult reserved grandstand seats for this Saturday April 27th cost $18, while general admission bleacher tickets are $15. Kids 6-12 are $9 in the grandstands and $8 in the bleachers. Senior grandstand seats will be $16 and senior bleacher tickets are $13. The front gate will open at 4pm, with heat races scheduled to begin around 7pm.

Special thanks to all our partners for their support of the Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety Company, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

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

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

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series Upcoming Events

Saturday April 27: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 4: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 11: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford
Friday May 17: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday May 18: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday June 8: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway (with Sprint Car Challenge Tour)

 

 

Oswego Speedway cproud@oswegospeedway.com Speed51.com/MoJo Photos

Pricing Announced, Tickets on Sale for Oswego’s 63rd International Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (April 23, 2019) - Oswego Speedway management is prepared to announce both individual and combination pricing packages for its 63rd annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend which takes place Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1.

Classic Weekend opens with a huge show on August 30 featuring the Sunoco New York Super Stock Series Dave London Memorial 50. A full program for the Super Stocks will take place following ‘Pole Day’ time trials for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and 350 Supers.

Adult general admission for Friday will be $15, children ages 6 to 16 will be admitted for $10, pit passes are $40, and a ‘VIP’ pass to the speedway’s suite areas and sky deck located in the overhead tower are $75.

On Saturday, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Central New York for a fourth consecutive year in form of the Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s. The Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for the Winged Supermodifieds will co-headline.

General admission for Saturday’s show will be $45 for adults and $25 for children. Pit passes will be $60 and VIP seating is $125. Reserved seating will also be available for this gigantic show at the price of $50.

A tradition for the past 62 years, Classic Weekend will draw to a close on Sunday with the 63rd running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS and a 50-lap ‘Classic’ for the 350 Supermodifieds.

Seating in general admission areas for Supermodified racing’s crown jewel will remain at $55 in 2019. GA passes for children are $25, while reserved seating will be $60. Pit passes are available for the 200 at $70 along with the VIP option which is $125 for Sunday as well.

Please note that seniors will continue to receive discounts on all general admission passes in 2019. The discounts are included in the pricing chart below. Children ages 5 and under will be admitted FREE for all three days of Classic Weekend.

Classic tickets are on sale now and can be ordered by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 or emailing Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Those interested in renewing seats from years past have until Saturday, May 1 to contact the track.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season of racing opens on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and a full program for the 350 Supers. An Open Practice session takes place one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Classic Weekend Individual Pricing:

Friday, August 30 (Sunoco New York Super Stock Series Dave London Memorial 50, Budweiser International Classic 200 Time Trials, Bud Light Classic 75 Time Trials, 350 Supermodified Classic Time Trials) - Adult GA: $15 - Child: $10 - Pits: $40 - VIP: $75

Saturday, August 31 (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s, Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60) - Adult GA: $45 - Child $25 - Res: $50 - Pits: $60 - VIP: $125

Sunday, September 1 (Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS, 350 Supermodified Classic 50) - Adult GA: $55 - Child $25 - Res: $60 - Pits $70 - VIP $125

Classic Weekend Combos:

3 Day Classic GA - $100 (Senior - $94)

3 Day Classic Reserved - $105 (Senior - $99)

3 Day Classic Pit - $135

 

 

Entry Forms Available for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 23, 2019) – The DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals is expanding from two to three nights in 2019. And with the June event rapidly approaching, entries are now being accepted for the upcoming Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for June 13-15 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The rapidly-evolving event featuring the best in 305-ci Sprint Car racing includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma along with move invaders from throughout.

Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted prior to June 6 are just $50 with driver pit pass only $20 for each night. Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night.

After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.

This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, June 13, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale.

Joining in on Thursday action will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks with IMCA Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA Sport Modifieds on Saturday. The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) will be on hand all three nights as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

Carson Macedo Parks in Hanford Victory Lane in Rare Tarlton Motorsports Cameo

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series having a rare off weekend, Carson Macedo returned home to get back to his roots and race with Tarlton Motorsports where he would claim a victory on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

“It was a really awesome weekend to get home and race with the Tarlton’s again,” Carson Macedo said. “I thought we had a lot of speed both nights as we finished fourth on Friday in Watsonville, CA and got the win on Saturday in Hanford, CA.”

Saturday night Macedo would make his first ever start with the new Kings of Thunder Series as Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA was on the docket.

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum entry in second quickest in qualifying time trials, the Lemoore, CA native would flex his muscle in heat race action and grab a win after lining up fourth.

Continuing to showcase some speed, Macedo would grab a couple of positions in the Dash as a second place finish put him on the front row of the feature event alongside DJ Netto.

Battling with the likes of DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi during the course of the feature event, Macedo would find himself out front for the first time with just four laps to go.

A late restart would see Scelzi take a couple of shots for the lead, but the WoO regular kept him machine up front and grabbed the win.

Friday night saw the Tarlton Motorsports check in at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Timing in third fastest amongst the 17 cars in attendance, Macedo would pick up a fourth place finish in heat race action which put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

Keeping his machine inside the Top-Five on this night, Macedo would battle with the likes of younger brother, Cole, Justin Sanders, as well as Brad Furr.

When the Ed Entz flag waived, Macedo would close his night with a fourth place finish.

“Fun weekend, and I am extremely thankful Tom and Tommy Tarlton, and Paul Baines let me have some fun racing back at home with a break in my schedule,” Carson Macedo said.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be in action on Friday night in Watsonville, CA with Cole Macedo.

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

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Petaluma Speedway hosts Sprint Car Challenge Tour round four this Saturday April 27th

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – April 23, 2019…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will finish off the month of April with a visit to the always action packed and intense Petaluma Speedway this Saturday night.

The evening of family fun marks the fourth race of the year for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards and is the first of two season appearances at Sonoma County’s longest running entertainment venue.

The Petaluma Speedway is always a welcomed stop for teams and race fans around Northern California. The tacky and hooked-up 3/8-mile clay oval routinely produces thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing, as lapped traffic can create some of the most hectic action of any venue on tour. Please note that the facility features an earlier start time, with cars on track for wheel packing at 4pm.

Going into the Petaluma Speedway there is currently a log-jam at the top of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings, as just 13-points separate the top-five drivers and teams. Fremont’s Shane Golobic and the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w team currently stand atop the mountain heading into the sticky adobe. Golobic has had success at the Petaluma speed-plant over the years and will need another solid night to fend off two-time SCCT champion Kyle Hirst, who is just two-markers back in second.

Hirst is fresh off a podium finish aboard the Tiner Hirst Enterprise House Car at the most recent tour event held in Stockton. The 31-year-old also captured the July Sprint Car Challenge Tour event in Petaluma last season. The always exciting Tim Kaeding is right there as well, sitting only seven-points back in third. The San Jose veteran piloted the Joshua Bates Motorsports No. 42x to a pair of runner-up finishes during the Petaluma Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour events last year.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto round out the top-five heading into round four. Gualda and his C&M Motorsports No. 7c team are 10-points out of the lead, while Faccinto and his Western Metal Company No. 37 bunch are 13-digits back. Completing the top-10 are Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders, multi-time Petaluma Speedway winner Sean Becker of Roseville, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox. Bernal captured the July Sprint Car Challenge Tour event in 2017 at the speedway.

Whenever you head for Petaluma one of the drivers considered to be a favorite would certainly be Roseville’s Willie Croft, who has captured the April event at the track each of the last two seasons. Croft will be gunning for a three-peat this weekend. More drivers expected on Saturday include Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Mather’s Kalib Henry, Penngrove’s Colby and Chase Johnson, Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Lincoln’s Blake Carrick and others.

Adult tickets this Saturday April 27th at Petaluma Speedway cost $20, with juniors 6-11 and seniors 65+ $16, kids five and under will be free. The pit gate for competitors opens at noon, while the front gate for spectators opens at 4pm. The drivers meeting will be held at 3:45pm, with track packing at 4pm.

The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

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

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic) Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC) Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

INDOOR DIRT RACE EVENT MOVES TO FEBRUARY 21 & 22, AGAIN IN TRENTON, NJ

THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR RACING SERIES RETURN TO SAME THREE VENUES IN 2020

TRENTON, NJ April 23, 2019 . . . The 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series is now in the record books following the very successful inaugural March 8-9 Syracuse Exposition Center events. Erick Rudolph’s win in the Saturday night Series finale clinched his fourth VP Racing Fuels sponsored Three Quarter (TQ) Midget championship and sixth for car builder Mark Lafler.

Despite the series finale just a month in the past, 2020 dates for all three of the ‘concrete races’ - the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and the Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY have already been inked by promoter Len Sammons.

The series will again open in Allentown, Pa. at the beautiful PPL Center with complete shows on Friday and Saturday nights, January 3-4, 2020. Round three will be held for the 18th year inside Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. For the second year the Syracuse date on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds will host the final two rounds on Friday and Saturday nights March 13-14.

The three race weekends will comprise the five rounds of the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels schedule with champions crowned in the TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot classes.

Also returning for a third season will be the non-point East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, N.J.’s Cure Insurance Arena. This event which features the wingless 600 Micro Sprints, however, will be moved from December to the weekend after the Daytona 500, February 21 and 22.

The race-within-the-race, the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels 2019 season championships were decided on the final night at Syracuse. Eight TQ Midget drivers, six Champ Kart competitors and 12 Slingshot hopefuls came into the finale with a mathematical chance to win the coveted titles.

Rudolph finished second and first in Syracuse to clinch the title. Andy Jankowiak, the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner, ended up second in the standings.

Defending Series champion Justin Bonsignore, who passed Rudolph for the win on Friday, dropped from second to third in the standings on the final lap after being involved in a mid-race crash that knocked him from the race. Bonsignore won Friday’s event driving for new car owner Bob Webber Jr. The owner of N.H.’s Star Speedway donated Bonsignore’s weekend earnings as part of a $5,000 donation to Special Olympics.

Teammates Eddie Strada and Matt Janisch ended up fourth and fifth for car owner Roger Mahan.

Over the entire series schedule, just ten TQ drivers were able to qualify for all five of the 2019 A-Main features. Among them, Erick Rudolph was the only driver to register top five finishes in each race.

Eddie Strada Jr., Andy Jankowiak, Matt Janisch and Tim Buckwalter each were able to register four top ten finishes in the five races they qualified for. Also qualifying for all five A Mains were Anthony Sesely, Jonathan Reid and Anthony Payne.

Despite tire softening made illegal for the first time in series history, constant random sampling of top finishers and those in the back that were sent to a laboratory found no one stepping outside the lines.

Brandon Rusczek won the Hoosier Champ Kart title ahead of Ryan Kendall, JJ Pacovich, Tyler Brown and Todd Crenshaw.

Though winless in the Kutztown Action Track sponsored Slingshot Indoor Series, Kurt Bettler out pointed Danny Buccafusca, Austin Silfee, and Tyler Truex, who had come into the final event leading the points, and Jared Silfee to grab his first title.

All told, 75 TQ drivers, 54 Champ Kart wheelmen and 52 Slingshot racers earned points in the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series, a total of 181 different competitors.

Information for the 2020 events will be available when completed online at www.indoorautoracing.com.

Event sponsorship packages to meet every budget are available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or by dropping Danny Sammons an email at danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Jesse Love rebounds from rear to score 11th place finish at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 23, 2019…Making an unscheduled appearance at the Placerville Speedway this past Saturday 14-year-old driver Jesse Love rebounded after getting over the edge early on and brought home an 11th place finish in the 25-lap feature.

Love was originally planning to make his debut with Keith Kunz Motorsports in Illinois, but mother nature had other ideas and he hopped on a plane back to California to climb aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports/ Lucas Oil No. 5H at Placerville Speedway.

A solid field of 28 Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand Saturday, in what marked Love’s third career start at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile. He began the evening by qualifying 14th fastest overall, before finishing sixth in his heat race, forcing him into the B-main. Love settled into second early on and then made a beautiful pass of veteran Mike Benson to grab the lead that he wouldn’t relinquish.

The Menlo Park, California racer lined-up outside row six in the feature and was running ninth when he got locked into a three-wide battle, which resulted in him getting knocked over the edge to bring out a caution on lap-seven. After going to the rear he was able to work his way back up to 11th by the time the checkered flag flew.

“The track was definitely slicker than it had been the first couple races at Placerville, but we had a great car that I could put anywhere on the surface,” said Love. “We were running in the top-10 at the time of the incident but luckily was able to pick my way back forward from the rear to get 11th. I would have liked to see where we could have ended up without being forced to the rear, but on the bright side we continue making gains. I look forward to getting some midget experience in the Midwest before heading back to California for the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare.”

The next scheduled event for Van Dyke Motorsports will be the annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial weekend at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox behind the wheel. Friday May 3rd will feature a non-sanctioned Winged 410 Sprint Car program as part of the annual Bill Brownell Memorial, while Saturday May 4th is the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series sanctioned 29th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.

Van Dyke Motorsports would like to thank Lucas Oil Products, NAAKE Suspension and JRI West, T&T Trucking, Rafter V Farms, Hansen Machine Works, DMI, AL Driveline, Moyle Engines and Rod End Supply for their support this season.

Quick Recap- Placerville Speedway Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360’s with Jesse Love-

Saturday April 20th: Qualified (14th), Heat Race (6th), B-main (1st), A-main (11th)

Upcoming Races for Van Dyke Motorsports-

Friday May 3rd: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico (Bill Brownell Memorial) Saturday May 4th: Silver Dollar Speedway (29th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial KWS-NARC)

Social Spotlight-

Follow Van Dyke Motorsports on Twitter https://twitter.com/HarleyVanDyke and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VankykeMotorsports/

 

 

UMSS Traditional Sprints have Fantastic Season Opener

The UMSS had sunshine and 70 degree weather to usher in a stout 18 car field to open their 2019 season at Cedar Lake Speedway. There would be three Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races that saw one caution for debris and one red flag for the non-wing rookie Jeff Kirchner who got a little high in turn three backing into the wall and flipping the car over.
Pirtek Heat 1 results: 99-Roach, 7-Hanson, 34 Stordahl, K1-Lear and 77E-Englund (DNF)
Pirtek Heat 2 results: 87-Mueller, 69s-Lewerer, 22-Pellersels, 19b-Berger, 7h-Hanson and 2j-Lowe
Pirtek Heat 3 results: 78-Caho Jr, 38s-Stettner, 93-Peterson, 95-Bradwell, 36-Wass, 65-Kirchner(DNF)
The 25 lap Rock Auto would go green to checkers with a great battle up front with Brad Peterson holding off the 78 of Rob Caho Jr for a few laps when Rob would finally take the lead and hold it to the checkers and cruz right into Rock Auto Victory Lane. Harry Hanson also slid by Peterson but could not overtake Caho in traffic.
Rock Auto Feature results: 78-Cajo Jr, 7-Hanson, 93-Peterson, 22-Pellersels, 87-Mueller, 69s-Lewerer, 19b-Berger, 99-Roach, 38s-Stettner, 95-Bradwell, K1-Lear, 34-Stordahl, 00-Buck, 2j-Lowe, 7h-Hanson, 36-Wass, 77e-Englund(DNF), 65-Kirchner (DNS)

 

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] April 23, 2019-The Miller Family Motorsports teams started the 2019 racing season along-side the Interstate Racing Association 410-Winged Outlaw Series (IRA) this past Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway.

Adam and Justin both would turn 13.9 second laps in qualifying and capture spots 22nd & 23rd. Both brothers made changes and headed right into heat race action. Adam started 8th in heat one and finished 6th and would transfer to the night's A-main event! Justin also started 8th in heat two and finished 6th and transfer to the nights main event.

As the night progressed, the brothers strapped in for A-main action; Adam would start 18th and Justin 19th. At the drop of the green flag, Justin got a nice start and would settle patiently into the bottom-side of the race track. Adam would work his way up to 14th on the top of the race track but would run out of the horsepower it takes to maintain his line up there and would come home 18th after settling smoothly into the bottom part of the race track.

Justin continued to work the bottom of the race track throughout several cautions were after each start, he was able to pick up a few more spots and come home with a TOP TEN finish- finishing 9th! This is Justin's first career TOP TEN finish with the IRA.

It was a great night for both brothers as they got great notes for when we return their in August and they were able to shake down any issues they were having before our points season with the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSA) at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) starts on Saturday, April 27th!

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

Ryan Smith Earns Top Five at Lincoln Speedway

Mandee Pauch Relations – April 23, 2019 – Ryan Smith scored his sixth top-five finish of the young season this past Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway for the Weldon Sterner Memorial.

“The theme for the evening was five,” added Smith.

The evening kicked off with Smith timing fifth fastest in warm ups then went out and continued his streak, timing fifth fastest once again during time trials.

Smith started on the pole of his heat race and ran away with the victory, locking him into the top-six redraw for the feature event.

Smith rolled off on the inside of the third row.

“The three of us were racing for second under a blanket for half the race,” noted Smith. “Then a yellow came out and the tires burnt off. I was a little too free after that. Then I found myself hanging on at the end.”

Smith took the No.72 machine home with a solid fifth-place finish.

“All-in-all it was good, we were just too good too early.”

RYAN SMITH QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 – Lincoln Speedway; Heat: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (5)

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

11races– 6 top five’s, 9 top 10s

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing Website: www.heffnerracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing Twitter:www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith Website:www.ryansmithracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid Twitter:www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing Instagram:www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Diversified Machine Inc.

For information on Diversified Machine, visit www.diversifiedracing.com.

“They have the best quality racing parts in the world,” Smith said. “We never have any issues with our rears, all frontend components too. Everything that could possibly be DMI, we run.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS – Mandee Pauch Relations specializes in affordable public relations and media management for drivers, race teams, racetracks, businesses, sponsors, events and more. MPR provides a wide array of services that individuals in the racing industry require in order to advance in the sport.

To meet the media relations needs of your program contact Mandee Pauch at mandeepauchrelations@yahoo.com. For more information on MPR, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

 

 

POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Eying Lincoln County Raceway Loot!
 

After a successful two-night weekend to open the season and the month of April, the POWRi Lucas Oil United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is set to open the month of May with a huge event as the “Rebels” head to Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday night, May 4, for the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial.”

This one-night event will pay $1500 to win while just starting the night’s feature finale will pay $200. Also, fast time in each heat race will receive $50, courtesy of Herbst Towing.

Tyler Knight comes in as defending champion of this annual event while Darren Berry (2017) and Zach Blurton (2016) have also posted victories atop the Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval during the running of this event.

The POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has completed two events thus far this 2019 season with Jake Martens of Fairview, Oklahoma taking the season-opener at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas while Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kansas taking the victory one night later at Dodge City Raceway Park.

More information on the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial” is forthcoming.

You can follow the URSS daily on their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) and check out the series schedule, up-to-date results, results from previous seasons and more on their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.

 

CGS Spring Fling This Friday And Saturday; Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled For Saturday
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Despite the wetness of the months of March and April it finally looks as if Cottage Grove Speedway will finally get the first race of 2019 completed this weekend. The famed ¼-mile clay oval kicks things off on Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, the 27th for the 2019 Spring Fling. 360 Sprints will participate for a whopping purse both nights with the Friday night victor receiving $1500.00 while Saturday is $2500.00 to win.

Both nights will have the 360 Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Sport Mods in attendance while the Hornets are on tap for just Saturday. Saturday will also have a special intermission activity with a massive Easter Egg Hunt taking place.

Jason Solwold made history last year becoming the first 360 Sprint champion to be from another state. Solwold was tied with Logan Forler with most feature wins at two apiece. Jake Mayden managed a pair of wins in his title winning Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified season with Bricen James scoring the most triumphs, at eight.

Jorddon Braaten took care of business in the IMCA Sport Mods with not only winning the championship but also recording nine victories. The Hornet ranks had an incredible showdown that went down to the final race. Graig Osborne not only won the championship but had eight wins over runner up Josh Corley who managed to obtain seven trips to the winner’s circle.

Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30 on Saturday and 5:00 on Friday , and Time Trials at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to get kicked off around 7:00 on Friday and 6:00 on Saturday. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners
Archer Floor Covering
Bonanza Drive-Up
Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials
Columbia Distributing
Comfort Suites of Creswell
Farmlands Market
Giant Burger
Goofy's Muffler
James Heating & Air Conditioning
Maximus Unlimited
Mohawk Metal
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Pink House
Todd's Auto Body
Welt & Welt
Wenzel's Farm Sausage

 

 

16th Patriot Sprint Tour Season to Start This Saturday At Land of Legends Raceway

(Canandaigua, NY) The 2019 A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour season is upon us as the best 360 sprint car racers in the northeast are gearing up for the series point opener at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York on Saturday, April 27.

Saturday’s race will be the 16th time the tour visits the Ontario County facility and the 322nd race in the organizations 16th season.

The tour held one race last season at the famed half-mile and it was Jason Barney taking the win over Chuck Hebing and Bryan Howland. After winning in back-to-back seasons in 2007 and 2008, Barney overcame a ten-year winless drought at Land of Legends last season in very convincing fashion. The other scheduled event in 2018 was won by Mother Nature.

Barney will be joined by an extremely strong field of contenders that includes three time and defending PST champion, Chuck Hebing who has won at LoL on five different occasions. Also expected to be in attendance is Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jordan Thomas, along with several other PST competitors.

The traditional PST racing format will be in play this weekend which includes open draw for our eight lap heats, while passing points determine our top eight re-drawers. The drivers who finish in positions 9-14 in passing points will run in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash. Passing points will then determine starting positions 15-24. Saturdays A-Main distance is 25 laps.

Gates for Saturday’s race is set to open at 5:00 p.m. with racing slated for 7:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are set at just $15, while the pit price is $30. Fans are encouraged to visit PST Social Media on facebook, twitter, and Instagram daily for immediate updates regarding the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

PST History: Land of Legends Raceway

7/5/03 - Tim Barnard

8/23/03 - Chuck Hebing

5/29/04 - George Suprick

7/3/04 - Chuck Hebing

5/28/05 - George Suprick

7/2/05 - George Suprick

5/20/06 - Chuck Hebing

6/30/07 - Jason Barney

8/18/07 - Chuck Hebing

6/7/08 - Jason Barney

6/13/09 - Bryan Howland

5/15/10 - Steve Poirier

5/2/15 - Chuck Hebing

5/7/16 - Steve Poirier

5/5/18 - Jason Barney

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Opener Now This Friday at Fulton.

SYRACUSE, NY – The first winner of the 36th Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) was Mother Nature at the Outlaw Speedway last Friday. This brings us to the first green flag action which now moves us to the Fulton Speedway this Friday night to help kick off the annual High Bank Hold Up Weekend.

The $2,000 to win, $300 to start event will be offering points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS title and also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour as well. A field of over 30 sprints is expected to the fill the Oswego County oval.

Heading the list of drivers expected from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada will be eight-time champion Steve Poirier who is looking to set an ESS record with nine titles breaking the tie he has with Mike Woodring. However, the quest will not be an easy one with the likes of Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Billy VanInwegen, Chuck Hebing, Paul Kinney, Shawn Donath, Paulie Colagiovanni, Chad Miller, Jeff Cook, Matt Billings, Brett Wright, Kelly Hebing and Dave Axton looking to embark on the full tour in 2019.

The list of top stars doesn’t stop there, Danny Varin, Larry Wight, Alex Vigneault, Sam Reakes IV, Jonathan Preston, Josh Flint, Dalton Herrick, Josh Pieniazek, Denny Peebles, Emily VanInwegen along with new comers Bryan Cloutier, Tyler Cartier, Ed Kelley and Dustin Purdy expected to be on hand.

E3 Spark Plugs will bring you the timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers heat events will be next up followed by the Cobra Coaches Dash and Lacaillade Masonry B-Main. That all leads up to the 25 lap Mach 1 Chassis sponsored A-Main which awards $2,000 to the winner.

The winged warriors will be sharing the weekend bill with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks and DIRTcar Sportsman Series making for a must see weekend at Fulton.

The Lucas Oil ESS Season Opener and the High Bank Hold Up Weekend…It will be excitement guaranteed!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals

The 2019 Park Jefferson season will start once again with a bang as the 2nd annual South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals will be presented by Pepsi. The 2 day show will feature the Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars and the MSTS Sprint Cars going for a massive purse of $10,000 to the winner and a total purse of $36,000. Joining the 360 sprint cars both nights will be the Stevenson Hardware IMCA RACESaver Sprint Cars. The remainder of the Park Jefferson weekly divisions will be split with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Fox 620 IMCA Sport Compacts competing on Friday. The J&J IMCA Stock Cars and Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds are competing on Saturday. The Friday night portion will see racing for state, regional and national IMCA points and the Saturday portion will see the same IMCA points plus track points for the modifieds, sprints and stock cars.

Drivers from across the Upper Midwest will be on hand for unique South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals format which sees drivers in twin qualifiers on Friday night with the first set of heats lined up by draw, and the second set of heats which will see an inversion of the heat finish. Each set of heats will see a payoff of $150 for first, $75 for second, $50 for 3rd and $25 for 4th. Saturday night will see the top 16 in points locked in, with the remaining 8 spots qualifying thru twin consolations followed by the 25 lap feature event. Drivers from 6 states as well as Canada are anticipated to be on hand for the SD Sprint Car Nationals.

Driver entry for the 360 sprint cars is available at www.myracepass.com/register/?n=10866®=2150. Any driver registering after Wednesday will be charged an additional $25.

Tickets for Friday night will be $17 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children 6-16 with children under 6 free. Saturday night tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children 6-16 with children under 6 free. A special 2 day ticket that can only be purchased online is available for $29 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children 6-16. Online tickets can be purchased at www.parkjeff.com/schedule and by clicking on the ticket icon.

The clubhouse admission can be added onto any ticket for $12. Pit passes for both days will be $30. Gates will open both days at 4:30 for the pit gate and 5:00 pm for the main gate. Hot laps will start at 6:15 with racing slated for 7:00 or at the conclusion of hot laps.

The Hampton Inn and Suites in North Sioux City is pleased to partner with Park Jefferson to offer a special race fans rate of $89 for the 2019 season. Rooms can be booked by calling 605-232-9739 and mentioning the Park Jefferson Speedway rate.

For more information go to www.parkjeff.com or call the track phone at 712-202-5540.

 

 

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY TO OPEN FOR 2019 WITH THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Haubstadt, IN - April 22, 2019 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will be making their highly anticipated annual appearance at the Tri-State Speedway on Saturday evening May 4th. This event will be the first race to be held at the quarter mile track in 2019. The complete Tri-State Speedway season schedule will once again provide a dozen varied special events.

The excitement begins at the Haubstadt oval with qualifications set to begin at 6:30 P.M. C.D.T. Kyle Larson set fast time last May with a lap of 11.935 seconds. The existing track record is held by Sammy Swindell at 11.11 seconds. Forty three sprint car drivers were present to attempt qualifications last year. Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.

World of Outlaws features at Haubstadt have produced victories for 16 different drivers. The most recent winners include David Gravel with wins in 2018 and 2016, Parker Price-Miller in 2017, and Paul McMahon with two wins in a row in 2014 and 2015.

Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, and Daryn Pittman are currently locked in a tight battle at the top of the WoO Points Standings. With 12 events in the record book for 2019 there have been 9 different feature winners. Three drivers lead all challengers with a pair of feature wins. The trio includes Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, and Logan Schuchart. Nine-time WoO Champion Donny Schatz also has a win. Schatz had 22 feature wins on his way to the 2018 championship.

The Outlaws will be towing North to Haubstadt on the second day of a weekend swing that will have begun Friday night in West Memphis, Arkansas. The race at Tri-State Speedway is the first of three appearances the World of Outlaws will make at tracks in the Hoosier state in 2019. The tour will encompass over 90 appearances coast to coast across some 25 states. This is a great opportunity for race fans across the tri-state area to watch the ā€œFastest Show on Dirt!ā€ The event is sponsored by Patriot Chevy-Buick-GMC and J. Wilderman Autoplex.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be racing on May 4th. The modified class feature that night will pay $1,000 to win. It is the first of three times this season that the feature will pay $1,000 to win. Expect a contingent of capable challengers along with the usual stronghold of regulars drivers. Trent Young, Tyler Nicely, and Zach Fair ran one, two, three in the modified feature held to cap the Outlaws program last year.

Adult general admission for this special event is $30 for adults. A ticket for children ages 6-12 will cost $15. Children 5 years old or under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $40 each. Race time is at 7:30 P.M. Reserved seats are on sale. Call 812-768-6025 to place an order. The track information line is 812-768-5995.

This Release is Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

MIDWEST TRIPLE THREAT: Stewart & CJB Back in Action Missouri and Illinois area tracks host 'Greatest Show on Dirt' to close out April

CARLISLE, PA. - April 22, 2019 - Refreshed from a rare weekend off, the CJB Motorsports team and driver Shane Stewart have set their sights on a weekend triple header to continue their quest for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title. Up first on the docket is a stop at Lake Ozark Speedway near Lake of the Ozarks, MO on Friday, April 26th. The Outlaws invade Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 the following night near Pevely, MO. Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, April 28th is a stop at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway.

Stewart won at Federated Auto Parts Raceway as recently as 2015 with CJB doing the same in 2016.

"We had a great Easter weekend off," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "Really looking forward to getting back to these short tracks this weekend. I like them all. It should be a great weekend for racing. The short tracks are always entertaining and fun to race on."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS: Events: 17 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 4 Top-10's: 10 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

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

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Brian Brown Scores Special Season-Opening Win at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2019) - Brian Brown captured the season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway for the second time in the last three years last Saturday. The triumph marked his 45 th career victory in the 410 sprint car division at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

"We were able to get quick time, which was great," Brown said. "In the feature I was able to get to third pretty quick. Then I got to second and chased Justin (Henderson) down. I was trying to figure out how to work the track and get by him. Once I took the lead I tried the best I could through traffic. You're always trying to look around to see where your car is better or worse. Even when I had the lead I'd leave my line to see if there was rubber. If you're not paying attention you can get beat that way. When the race goes non-stop like it did it makes it good for everybody. It wasn't my best performance, but overall it was a good night for us.

"One thing is we have a good core package when we get to Knoxville that will get us around there. It's our job just not to screw it up. We had a good practice night (on Friday) and worked some bugs out and tried some things that will help us down the road."

Here is a link to a highlight video of the main event: https://youtu.be/XkCBi9CjJ4M.

In memory of Barbara Lasoski -

"With how everything has played out as far as my family it was important to have a good run in honor of my grandma," Brown said. "I'm sure she'd be proud to have us run the way we did. Going there as a kid, until I could get in the pits a lot of my memories at Knoxville are sitting in the grandstands with her. People think it's of going to races with Danny (Lasoski) or when I've raced, but a lot of my memories are of being there with her. She's a big part of our family and will continue to be. It was good to get a win for her also."

SEASON STATS - 14 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

"You can't win two until you win one," Brown said. "Every night is important and you have to focus on the task at hand and what gives you the best opportunity to win. If you get worried about a week down the road you won't focus on the task at hand."

UP NEXT - Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"We've had some success in 360 action so we're coming up with a game plan on how we want to attack it at Lake Ozark Speedway," Brown said. "I think we've won there six or eight times (in 360 races). We have some FVP customers and employees coming so it's important to run well. After that we'll put together a plan for Saturday."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Smiley's Racing Products

Smiley's Racing Products provides high performance circle track parts for sprints, late models, modifieds and street stocks. For more information, visit http://www.SmileysRacing.com.

"Tom Lorenz and his whole family have been a big supporter of our race team since the mid-2000s," Brown said. "For any of your part needs we recommend Smiley's. We try to use them as much as we can."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Heading Into World of Outlaws Weekend at Lake Ozark, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and Jacksonville

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (April 22, 2019) - Sammy Swindell and Thone Motorsports will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for a busy three-race weekend.

The competition begins on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., before shifting to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday. A race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Sunday wraps up the weekend with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"We'd definitely like to win some of them or one of them," Swindell said. "We should be in the top 10 and hopefully in the top five. Sometimes just your qualifying order can make a difference whether it's a great night or a tough night. If we can get a good qualifying spot that can make for a great night."

Swindell won a pair of 360ci winged sprint car races at Lake Ozark Speedway last year.

"We've got some pretty good notes for the 360," he said. "We were there with the 410 earlier last season, but had a motor problem and didn't finish. There were some things that we did different that will carry over to the 410 or at least I hope it does."

Swindell has won World of Outlaws races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in 1990, 1991, 1997 and most recently in 2014.

"It's a fun place," he said. "A lot of times you're up against the wall all the way around. It's fun if your car is going good. If not it's a hanging-on experience, but it's always been fun. Sometimes you can run through the middle or even around the inside wall. It depends on where the track is at that night."

Sunday will mark Swindell's debut at Jacksonville Speedway.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

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"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Hopf Farms, Rossie Feed & Grain, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Premier Truck Group, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Post Podium During Knoxville Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2019) - Kerry Madsen executed a last-lap pass to secure a podium finish for Big Game Motorsports last Saturday during the season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway.

The KI Crossbows sponsored team got off to a strong start as Madsen qualified fourth quickest around the half-mile oval.

"We were a little more efficient at the start of the night than the Outlaws show (the previous weekend)," he said. "We definitely made some progress there."

Madsen then maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

"It went pretty smooth," he said. "I got an okay start and then passed a couple of cars. At the end I moved up a line I found in the middle in turns three and four. On the last lap I ran the bottom out of turn two and made the move down the back straightaway to take third.

"Overall I was pretty happy with the night, being the second night out and first night at Knoxville. We're happy that it went smoothly and we got another night in so we have more to work off."

Big Game Motorsports will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink this weekend for a tripleheader with races on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; on Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and on Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

"We want to run well," Madsen said. "It's hard to quantify it on exact numbers, but if we can be fast and run well and a have reasonable finish in the A Mains that's a good night."

Madsen placed third last year at Lake Ozark Speedway with the Outlaws and he won a World of Outlaws race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in 2014. His best outing at Jacksonville Speedway was a sixth-place run in 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Ball Sets Quick Time During Qualifying and Posts Top Five During Feature at Knoxville Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2019) - Jamie Ball is riding a wave of confidence following a successful season opener at his home track of Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The White Lightning Motorsports driver set quick time during qualifying before closing the night with a top-five result, which was his second top five of the season and fourth top 10 in five starts.

"The track was unseasonably slick," he said. "It was more like a 360 Nationals type of track where it slicks off quick. We put down a really good lap to be quick time. That was a big confidence booster for me and our team."

Ball maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race to lock himself into the feature. He ranked second in overall points. However, the main event was inverted by eight so that lined him up on the inside of the fourth row.

"I felt pretty racy right off the bat," he said. "I had good starts, which I can credit to spending last year on the ASCS National Tour. You pick up that intensity there because the starts are so critical. I made some mistakes in the middle of the feature that slowed our progress. We could have had a fourth place or maybe a third-place car, but we're thrilled to get a fifth-place finish.

"It was a super solid night. It's by far going to be the most stout field we'll see at Knoxville other than the week before the 360 Nationals. It showed we can not only turn good laps, but we can move forward while racing with a great field."

Ball has a busy weekend on tap. He is slated to compete this Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"I've never been to Eagle or U.S. 36, but I think they will suit me fairly well," he said. "We have confidence going forward after a solid start to the year. Rob Hart has our program rolling. Our cars are perfect and the crew is doing a great job."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JJ Kane Auctioneers

Selling from multiple locations across the United States, JJ Kane Auctioneers specializes in asset recovery and liquidation. They hold absolute auctions year round across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.jjkane.com.

"JJ Kane Auctioneers is a huge part of our race team and has been since the beginning," Ball said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them. They are great people as well and we enjoy our business and personal relationships with each and every one of their team members."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, Van Zante Construction, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, Allstar Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 RaceGear and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Set for World of Outlaws Tripleheader at Lake Ozark Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and Jacksonville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 22, 2019) - Jason Sides is rejuvenated following his first scheduled weekend off since February.

Sides recharged his batteries at home with his family last weekend while the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series was off for the final time until the first weekend in November.

"It was a good off weekend at home with family and now we're recharged and ready to get back at it this weekend," he said.

A World of Outlaws tripleheader is on tap as the series ventures to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Friday; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday; and Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Sunday.

Sides has improved his feature finish during three career World of Outlaws starts at Lake Ozark Speedway, including a 14th-place result last year.

An Outlaws win in 2012 highlighted many starts at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

"The track is fun to run," he said. "You can run the top, bottom or middle. It's a fun race track to run around even if you're not in the lead. It's just a fun track to rip around."

Sides has competed at Jacksonville Speedway twice, posting his career-best finish of eighth during his debut in 2014.

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

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

 

 

Starks Ready to Return to Knoxville Raceway Following Lessons Learned During Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNXOVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2019) - Trey Starks is optimistic that Gobrecht Motorsports will take its biggest leap between the first and second races of the season at Knoxville Raceway.

The team tackled the season opener at the half-mile oval last Saturday and struggled with speed.

"There were a lot of cars that showed up," Starks said. "It was one of their best openers in a couple of years I think. For our first night out we had our struggles, but going to a new track is something you'll run into. We didn't have the speed we wanted to throughout the night. However, we made the feature and got to run some laps, which is key for progressing on this track with the new personnel we have."

Starks qualified 18th quickest to open the night.

"We need to qualify better," he said. "Usually qualifying is our strong suit, but we were just a little bit off. If we work on that I think our nights will go better."

A fifth-place run in a heat race locked Starks into the main event. He capped the night by placing 21st in the A Main.

"We needed a little more to be competitive," he said. "We need to tune some things up a bit, but we know where the improvements need to be made and I think we know how to do it so that's relieving knowing that.

"Being in Pennsylvania the last couple of years the tracks are a lot different. There isn't anything quite like Knoxville so we need to get our notebook built up and that will come with time."

Starks and the team will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (2); Feature: 21 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fibreworks Composites

Fibreworks Composites has a unique combination of customers ranging from motor sports, OEM, solar and aerospace. A leader in the composite industry with the highest standards of quality and customer support, Fibreworks currently has two lines of business. FWC's core business is the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of composite parts. FWC's secondary line of business is high performance custom seating for the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.FibreworksComposites.com .

"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

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

 

 

STARTING TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR ELDORA SEASON OPENER

7:30 p.m. Showtime For Saturday Night; Late Models, Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Stocks On Card

ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 22, 2019) – Encouraged by a favorable spring forecast, Eldora Speedway officials have announced the 66th Season Opener scheduled for Saturday night will use a traditional showtime of 7:30 p.m.

A four-class bash, highlighted by a $5,000-to-win feature for the Sunoco American Late Model Series plus the winged sprint cars of the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock cars will kick off the 2019 season. The pit area will open to competitors at 3 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. The cars will hit the high-banked half-mile clay oval for hot laps and qualifying at 6 p.m. The first race will go green at 7:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $19 and children ages 12 and younger are admitted free to all general admission areas. Eldora continues to provide free parking for its patrons immediately adjacent to the grandstand.

Family-friendly pricing at the concessions is a staple of the 66-year old venue. Coca-Cola products in 12 oz. cans are still just $1 and the Eldora’s ‘World Famous Pizza Burgers’ and chicken wings will be hot and ready.

A full-service bar is located under the historic covered grandstand and ice-cold beer is still just $2 per 12 oz. can.

Reserved seats, campsites and advance tickets for all 2019 events are available now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by phone at (937) 338-3815.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 66th consecutive season of racing in 2019 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 6th-7th-8th; the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on July 18th-19th-20th; the only NASCAR National Series event on dirt – the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on Thursday, August 1st; the 49th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 5th-6th-7th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 27th and 28th. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2019 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 5-million times.

 

 

Bowers to Drive for BDS Motorsports as Team Tackles Midwest Power Series in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - HAM LAKE, Minn. (April 22, 2019) - Ryan Bowers is proud to announce that he has joined forces with BDS Motorsports to run the Midwest Power Series this season.

"It's really good and I'm excited for the opportunity," he said. "It's definitely a top-notch operation. My confidence is high knowing I have a great team behind me and I'm ready to get started."

The 360ci winged sprint car series goes green on May 3 at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., and continues the following day at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. However, Bowers will make his debut with the team next Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, to shake things down.

Bowers is hopeful to be on point once the Midwest Power Series season starts and that he will be a contender each night as $3,000 is up for grabs to any driver who can sweep the opening weekend. With the first two nights each paying $3,000 to win this makes the first weekend potentially worth a total of $9,000.

"My goal is to win the championship," he said. "To do that I'm going to need to stay competitive along the way and in contention every night."

The Midwest Power Series is slated to run 16 races across four tracks from May through September. The series primarily runs at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., which hosts 10 nights. The series visits Cedar Lake Speedway three times and makes a lone appearance at Princeton Speedway for the opener, at Knoxville Raceway on June 1 and at Ogilvie Speedway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 22.

Bowers said BDS Motorsports will also race a combination of 410ci and 360ci sprint car events during select shows in the Midwest, including at Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway, when the Midwest Power Series is off.

"Along with staying competitive every night I'm really looking to bring home some wins along the way," he said. "I'm excited to get the opportunity to run for this top-notch organization and I want to put the car in Victory Lane early and often."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BDS Motorsports

BDS Motorsports is a family owned sprint car team based in Newton, Iowa. The team, which was formed in 2011, is managed by Bryan Sundby. For more information, visit http://www.BDSMotorsportsLLC.com .

"BDS Motorsports has a long history of winning," Bowers said. "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity and I want to add my name to their winning history."

Bowers would also like to thank K1 RaceGear, Fastsigns, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Operation: 23 to Zero, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Champion Brand Racing Oil, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), Dyer Rods, Eagle Chassis (EMi), Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, Joe's Kleen Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, MDS Boring and Drilling, ML Graphics, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, IA, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Schoenfeld Headers, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, The Boss, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Visual Impact, Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Earns Top-10 Finish at Eagle Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (April 22, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson scored his first top-10 finish of the young season among a stout field of cars Saturday night at Eagle Raceway.

Johnson's night began with a critical and better than usual heat race run at the high-banked track.

"In the past, one of our main issues at Eagle has been doing well in our heat race," he said. "It seems that we usually don't do real well in the heat race, which causes us to run the B Main. This time we tried some different things and it seemed to pay off. The track was really slick from the start and I was able to run the bottom pretty well. We passed a few cars right away and then were able maintain second place to the end of the race."

Johnson's second-place finish in the heat race qualified him for the redraw for the night's main event. He drew the 10th starting spot.

"The track changed a bit after they reworked it before the C and B Mains for all the classes," Johnson said. "We didn't tighten our car enough to run the bottom and it was too far around the place to run the top. I fell back early and then got by a few cars at the end to finish 10th.

"We had nothing to be ashamed about. We finished in the top 10 against strong competition with a car that could've been better. We travel to Eagle because of the competition there. We feel we need to race at places like that to become a better team. It's always a big challenge racing there, but that's something we expect and enjoy. We gained some experience and learned some things. Now we'll move onto the next race. That's what racing's about."

Johnson has a busy racing schedule this week.

"We plan to return to Eagle on Thursday to race with the Sprint Series of Nebraska," he said. "Then we plan to race our 305 at Park Jefferson on Friday and Saturday."

Although he doesn't have a great amount of experience at Park Jefferson International Speedway, Johnson has enjoyed his previous competition there at the oval in Jefferson, S.D.

"The track usually seems to get slick there, which is the type of track I like," he said. "I expect a lot of cars. It should be fun.

"We're mainly looking forward to really getting back into racing this week with three consecutive nights scheduled."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 20 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska and Friday and Saturday at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kat's Hog Heaven

Located in Jackson, Minn., Kat's Hog Heaven serves delicious lunch and dinner meals and sides, specializing in barbecue. They also cater. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/katshogheaven .

"Kat's Hog Heaven has awesome food," Johnson said. "Donnie Schoenrock is the owner and a friend of mine. He loves sprint car racing and we're fortunate to have him supporting our team again this year."

Johnson would also like to thank Medical Machining Specialists, Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, DeBerg Concrete, Snyder Logging & Tree Service, Sea Foam Products, the Ron Weber Team, TL Racing, Big Al's Diecast, Guaranteed Rate - Mike, Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawncare & Landscaping and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

'RacinBoys All Access' Showcasing Live Video of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races at Eagle Raceway and U.S. 36 Raceway This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 22, 2019) - The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is slated to kick off the 2019 season this week and RacinBoys has fans across the world covered.

RacinBoys All Access will showcase live Pay-Per-View video from nearly all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events along with other special races. Several regional races have already been broadcast with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign set to debut this Thursday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., followed by an event on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. The broadcasts feature live video from hot laps through the A Main.

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

RacinBoys also continues PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this weekend.

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

Several of the marquee racing events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Missouri; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Ohio; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Illinois; and ASCS regional competition in Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Missouri to name a few.

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

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McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Starts Season Saturday at Sumter Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2019) - The opening leg of the 2019 season gets underway this Saturday for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour, which visits Sumter Speedway during the 4 th annual Spring Fling.

It marks the first of two visits to the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Sumter, S.C., for the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series this season. Saturday is also the first of 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule.

Several big changes have been announced throughout the offseason for the series, including the addition of TriboDyn Lubricants as the primary marketing partner. Not only do all Carolina Sprint Tour members get 40 percent off of its products and free shipping, TriboDyn Lubricants is showcasing a bonus at each race.

A whopping $500 will be given out if a driver is running TriboDyn Lubricants products. All drivers in attendance at a race will be entered into the drawing. The feature winner of the race will draw a name out of a hat and if the driver selected uses TriboDyn Lubricants products, he or she will receive the bonus. If the driver only uses either TriboDyn Lubricants engine oil or gear oil, he or she will receive $250.

Additionally, the Carolina Sprint Tour has welcomed contingency sponsors in VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel.

In other important news, Andy Stapp has been selected as the race director and series officials have instituted a passing points system during heat races to determine the feature lineups.

It all begins this Saturday when the gates open at 4 p.m. with racing set for 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for the grandstands and $25 for the pits.

Sumter Speedway is one of 10 different tracks that will host at least one of the 16 points-paying races this season.

The series will have racing fuel for sale at each race along with a new assortment of apparel, including t-shirts, hoodies and more.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Blake Carrick Makes Debut at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: As he continues to progress and make laps in a winged sprint car, Blake Carrick had one of those weekends where he would go to school and learn as he made his first start at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

“We were pretty fast both nights, I just made a couple of mistakes in both features that knocked us out of the Top-10,” Blake Carrick said. “Still learning where I can push my limits, but it was a decent weekend.”

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in 16th at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Carrick would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump, Carrick would look to be well on his way to a heat race win and a prime starting spot in the feature event, but a last lap bobble would see him take the checkered flag in the third position.

Moving into the feature event, the younger of the two Carrick brothers would take the green flag from the 15th starting spot.

In what was his first appearance at the Silver Dollar Speedway in racing action, Carrick was able to work his way forward as he patiently navigated around the north state’s quarter mile.

Working up into the Top-10 by the eighth lap, Carrick would lose the handle on his machine and spin to a stop.

Restarting from the back of the pack, Carrick would slowly pick up a handful of positions, as he scratched and clawed his way to a 14th place finish.

Getting back to a familiar venue on Saturday night, Carrick would check in at Placerville Speedway where there was 28 cars checked into the pit area.

Timing in 13th in time trials, Carrick would find himself on the front row of his heat race. Getting off to a good start a tick to early, Carrick would be penalized a row and would end up starting third.

Finishing fourth, the youngster would move into the 25-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 14th starting position.

On a very racy track, Carrick would again work his way forward just as he did on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Using the high side in turns one and two, Carrick would work his way into the top-10 again until the high, scary side of the speedway got the best of him as he got up over the edge of the racing surface and ultimately took his machine back to the trailer on the 23rd lap.

“We will just keep after it, and keep learning and keep racing hard,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my team and all of our sponsors for their support.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake will be in Watsonville, CA on Friday night and in Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Steven Tiner Makes Season Debut as He Pilots Rutz Racing No. 8P at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting a last minute offer to driver for car owner Doug Rutz on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Steven Tiner jumped at the chance to make his 2019 season debut at the track he claimed a championship at just two-years ago.

“I can’t thank Doug Rutz enough for the opportunity to drive for one of his cars, and really am glad to have a guy like that in our racing family,” Steven Tiner said. “I felt really good in the feature event but we lost brakes and the last think I wanted to do was send them back to Canada with a torn up car.”

Shaking some rust off early in the night, the Elverta, CA driver timed the Rutz Racing machine in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, Tiner would pick up a third place finish in heat race action.

With a few fast qualifiers having issues, as well as winning their heat’s, Tiner would sneak into the Top-Eight redraw where the seven pill lined him up in the fourth row for the feature event, right alongside Tony Gualda.

When the race went green, Tiner would look comfortable in the new car as he would work his way inside the Top-Five as a couple of early yellows slowed the race’s early pace.

Falling back to seventh on an early restart, Tiner would continue to work around a well prepared Placerville Speedway as he battled with the likes of Cody Lamar and Geoff Ensign until the caution again flew on the 17th lap.

Under the caution, Tiner would then make the decision to call it a night as he fought his brakes for much of the first 17 laps of the race.

“I was making it work the best I could, but I didn’t want to cause a problem or tear anyone’s stuff up so I called it a night,’ Tiner added. “Again, big thanks to Doug Rutz for the opportunity, I had a lot of fun.”

 

 

Gualda Ninth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gualda continues to establish himself as a threat on any given night. The Hollister, CA driver flirted with his first win of the season at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, but would come up short as he actually slipped back to finish ninth.

“We were really fast all night long,” Tony Gualda said. “I just made a mistake once Sean Becker got by us late, and I had to make a decision to spin myself or risk wrecking us both and I chose to spin myself. I have a ton of respect for Sean as well as Cody and Mandi, and had no interest in risking the chance on destroying equipment.”

Earning his third quick time award of the season at Placerville Speedway, Gualda would race his way to a heat race win, and pave his way into the nightly redraw.

Pulling the vaunted eight pill, the Hollister, CA pilot would line the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

Quickly working his way up into the third position, Gualda would use a lap seven restart to get into the second position, and would stalk Kalib Henry for the next five laps before powering around him and into the lead on the 12th lap.

Looking very strong out front, Gualda would soon have company in the name of Sean Becker. Looking to keep Becker at bay, Gualda would see Becker use a lap 17 restart to his advantage and get under him for the lead on the 19th lap exiting turn four.

As Gualda went to enter turn one on the bottom of the speedway, Becker too committed to the bottom, and what looked like may be disaster saw Gualda pitch his machine sideways hard causing him to spin to avoid contact and lose a handful of spots.

Gualda would ultimately slip back and cap his night off with a ninth place finish.

“I feel for my team, because we had a car that was good enough to win,” Gualda said. “I will learn from my mistake and move on to Petaluma Speedway this Saturday. Thanks to Cody, Mandi, and MF for continuing to do so much for me.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will make the trip to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Sanders Charges Through Field to Finish 4th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Rebounding from an early tangle on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders had his elbows up as he drove his way from the back of the pack to finish fourth.

“I have to thank Dale and Tara Miller, and this team for all of their hard work the last couple of weeks,” Justin Sanders said. “We were really fast at Placerville Speedway on Saturday. Unfortunately we got collected early in the race, and came from the back went some bent up parts and came home fourth.”

Timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA machine in 12th fastest in time trials amongst the 28 cars checked into the pit area, Sanders would get the job done in his heat as the win made him eligible for the redraw.

Drawing the six pill, Sanders would line up in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event. On a racy surface, trouble would strike Sanders on the third lap.

Being forced to the work area after contact left him facing the wrong direction in turns one and two, the Miller Motorsports team would fix all they could in the allotted two-minutes to get Sanders back on the speedway.

With a beaten and battered front wing, Sanders would in fact make the call and then proceed to put on a show.

Working through traffic, Sanders wasted no time climbing back into the Top-10, as he would find himself up in eight when the caution was needed on the 17th lap.

Taking advantage of the restart, Sanders would continue to work his way forward in the final eight laps of the race as he capped a strong night with a fourth place finish.

“We were really good in the feature event,” Sanders added. “We are figuring things out nightly and it is making us that much better each time we hit the track. Again, big thanks to Dale, Tara, and everyone involved with this team.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders are hoping to sneak down to Petaluma Speedway with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night.

 

 

Forsberg Third at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting a couple of tough outings behind him, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing got back on track at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as the Auburn, CA driver finished third.

“After the last few races we will certainly take the third place finish and move on,” Andy Forsberg said. “We didn’t do anything crazy and were right where we needed to be. Thanks to all of these guys for working hard all night long.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune- and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in sixth quickest in time trials, Forsberg would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Up on the front row before the race went green, Forsberg would take Geoff Ensign to school around the ¼ mile bullring as he drove away from the field and picked up the important heat race win.

Moving into the redraw, the pill put the familiar No. x1 machine in the third row for the 25-lap ‘A’ Main event. Mixing it up with the lead pack, Forsberg would race inside the Top-5 during much of the night.

Picking up some spots late in the race due to attrition, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would find himself in third and chasing after the lead duo of Kalib Henry and Sean Becker late.

Hitting his marks, Forsberg could never get close enough to challenge, but was able to cap his night with a podium.

“To not be spectacular, and still end up third says a lot about our team,” Forsberg said. “We put ourselves in a good position all night, and even though we weren’t as good as we wanted to be, still able to pick up a podium.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will follow the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Abreu Vineyards to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Cox Captures Pair of Top 5’s with Rutz Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox would get another weekend of racing in with the Canadian based Rutz Racing team as they would be in action in Chico, CA and Placerville, CA and capture fourth and fifth place finishes respectively.

“I can’t say enough about this Rutz Racing team and Doug Rutz,” Justyn Cox said. “To stick around for another week and race again in California says a lot about this team, and I am thankful for the opportunity and to run really well both nights.”

Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Cox opened the night up by timing the Rutz Racing No. 8R machine in second quickest in qualifying time trials.

With a new format in play at the speedway in 2019, Cox would move into the Fast Dash where a third place finish would place him seventh on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

On a track that offered a pair or grooves in one and two, and a nice strip of moisture on the bottom of three and four, Cox would use patience as he inched his way forward.

Patiently working his way around the Silver Dollar Speedway quarter mile, Cox would get up into the fourth spot late in the race and close in on his Rutz Racing teammate, Tony Gualda.

Looking to maybe steal the final spot on the podium, Cox would end his night with a fourth place finish.

Traveling to Placerville, CA on Saturday night for the track’s second points event of the season, Cox would be hungry to back up his opening night win from just a couple of weeks ago.

Getting his night started off well, Cox would time the No. 8r machine in third quick in time trials, before avoiding a near disaster at the start of his heat race. Able to avoid carnage, the ensuing restart saw the Clarksburg, CA driver get out front and leave the field in his wake as his win put him in the Top-8 redraw where the one pill put him on the pole for the 25-lap finale.

Coming to green, Cox would hang with Kalib Henry until he lost power in the middle of turns three and four and coasted to a stop with ignition issues.

Heading to the work area, the Rutz Racing team was able to make repairs and send Cox back down the ramp where he would tag the rear of the field.

It was on.

Cox would have his elbows up as he worked his way forward around the immaculately prepared Placerville Speedway surface. Able to go high and low, Cox quickly worked his way back into the mix as the race drew to a close.

When the dust settled on the feature event, Cox did a remarkable job of salvaging his night as he picked up a fifth place finish.

“It was definitely a bummer to have issues at the start of the main,’ Cox added. “We had a great car for sure. I don’t know that we had the car to win, but we were good enough to come through the field and finish fifth. Again, big thanks to Dough Rutz and his team for sticking around and racing with me another weekend.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will now set his sights on Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night where he will pilot the Van Lare Motorsports No. 5V.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Cashes In for Second Career Sprint Car Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Picking up his first career winged 360ci sprint car feature event win at Silver Dollar Speedway’s 2018 regular season finale last fall, it was only fitting that Tanner Carrick picked up his second career feature event win during the track’s 2019 regular season opener on Friday night.

“I really felt like we ironed some things out during the Asparagus Cup, and it looks to be the case as we were able to grab the win on Friday,” Tanner Carrick said. “It was a great night, and I am thankful to everyone involved who makes this all possible.”

Finally getting a chance to get some Friday night racing in at Silver Dollar Speedway with Mother Nature not playing nice early in the Spring, Carrick checked in and promptly timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil baked No. 83T entry in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a heat race win, Carrick would take advantage of the new format in play at ‘The Dollar’, as he then put the Conti, Harris, and Sloan/Emerald/Timberworks Construction backed machine on the pole of the 30-lap feature event.

Out front, Carrick would look strong as he has on so many occasions early in 2019. Under siege from Tony Gualda early in the race, Carrick would go to school as Gualda showed him the bottom, and would soon drop down into the moisture.

Able to keep Gualda at bay, Carrick would then feel pressure from Shane Golobic, the same driver he battled for that first win a few months back. Not rattled, Carrick would keep the field at bay as he collected his first feature event win of the season.

Making the trip to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Carrick would look to be getting his night off to a great start as he turned in the second fastest lap in time trials on his first of two laps, only to see his engine expire on the next lap and bring his night to an end.

“It was a bummer to hurt an engine on Saturday night and cut out weekend short because I think we had another fast racecar,” Carrick added. “Again, really want to thank everyone who works so hard to make this team able to compete like we do.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 8, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Carrick will now reunited with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team for a trio of POWRi events this weekend. Friday night he will be in Belleville, IL, Saturday night in Pevely, MO, and Sunday night in Jacksonville, IL.

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


 

It’s Modified Stampede Time this Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 22, 2019) – Set for another try, Dodge City Raceway Park offers up the $1,000-to-win Seventh Annual Modified Stampede this Saturday night, April 27, atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Originally slated for April 13 only to postponed by inclement weather, Saturday’s card also features a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks along with the headlining IMCA Modifieds.

Saturday’s racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

The Modified Stampede has netted three different winners in the initial six renditions including Ponca City, Oklahoma native Brendon Gemmill, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott and Oberlin’s David Murray.

Gemmill enters as the reigning Modified Stampede champion after making a dramatic late race move last year to go along with his first event win in 2014.

Traugott went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 while multi-time National Champion Murray swept through both nights of the inaugural event in 2013 before adding a second win in 2015.

Penokee’s Clay Money lead’s the track’s IMCA Modified points chase after topping the April 5 season opener ahead of past track champion Clay Sellard and reigning track champion Nick Link.

Other drivers to join Money in victory lane on the April 5 opener to snare early point leads include Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Tathan Burkhart (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Tickets to Saturday’s Seventh Annual Modified Stampede are just $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

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.

 

Hydraulink War of the Wings

Defending champion Jamie Duff won his third successive Hydraulink War of the Wings crown after bringing his car home in fourth place at the Grand Final, held at Cromwell Speedway, New Zealand.

Duff needed to be within seven cars of arch rival Connor Rangi in the 25 lap feature, and ultimately finished fourth behind race winner Sam O'Callaghan, Matt Honeywell and Rangi but it was far from plain sailing for Duff after he had hit the safety fence with a glancing blow inflicting considerable damage to the Duff Motorsport XXX, including a 'well' bent front axle, broken right front shock and a bent chassis. Duffs experience proved to be invaluable as he clwaed his way back into contention, after being six cars behind Rangi at one part of the race.

Dates for New Zealand's premier Sprintcar Series for 2019-20 will be announced in June

2018-19 FINAL POINTS HYDRAULINK WAR OF THE WINGS

Jamie Duff,915,1: Connor Rangi,884,2: Sam O'Callaghan,818,3: Matt honeywell,734,4: Daniel Anderson,679,5: Nathan Astle,573,6: Alicia McLauchlan, 504,7: Caleb Baughan,492,8: Paddy North,436,9: Jason Scott,421,10: Ray baughan,395,11: Jayden Dodge,377,12: Luke Keegan,372,13: Nigel Colvin,369,14:Steve Duff,354,15:Martin Harcourt,287,16: Mathew Anderson,275,17:Shaun Ashton,285,18: Ross McKinnel,204.19:Mark Evans,123,20: Greg Teece,98,21: Andy Erskine,63,22: Jason Manson,60,23:Nathan Roberts,58,24: Daniel McKinnel,57,25: Luke Wederall,55,26: Jason Smith,40,27:Whetu Taewa,37,28: Mathew Leversedge,30,29: Buddy Kofoid,11,30:Kyle Shearing,10,31:

 

Abreu ninth during visit to Silver Dollar Speedway

Date: Friday, April 19th
Event: Championship Points Race #4
Series: Weekly 360c.i. sprint cars
Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (3rd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 22, 2019) – Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing continued their 2019 campaign with a round of 360c.i. sprint car competition at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, April 19. Although the trip to Chico resulted in a finish below personal expectations, the end-result was still a top-ten performance; finishing ninth, officially, after starting on the inside of row two.

The top-ten result bumped Rico Abreu’s top-ten total to nine thus far in 2019, still in the hunt for his first trip to victory lane.

On a positive note, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing did their best to bring some light to those affected by the devastating California Camp Fire. The team donated meat to those displaced by the fires still living at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

“The wild fires in northern California affected so many people. We wanted to help in one way or another, so we decided to donate meat to the families still living at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “It was a rewarding experience.”

Like prior seasons, Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will now switch focus from the West Coast to the Midwest, setting aim on an array of events while competing with a multitude of sprint car series.

An exact schedule has yet to be determined, but more news and information pertaining to an updated schedule will be released at a later date. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media for further updates.

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

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/
2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru April 22, 2019)
Total Races: 15
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 9
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car


Cory Haas rolls to a top-five at the Speed Palace

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (April 22, 2019) – It was a tough decision to make, but the end-result was worth the debate.

Instead of visiting the Pigeon Hills for the $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial on April 20, Cory Haas, driver of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Wicked Cushion/No. 39 sprint car, made the trip to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday afternoon, joining many of Pennsylvania’s finest for another round weekly competition at the coveted ‘Speed Palace.’

Although the evening was delayed due to Mother Nature, things eventually heated up with Haas racing on to score his second top-five performance of the 2019 season. The York-native finished fifth during the 25-lap main event, battling within the top-five the entire distance after starting second on the feature grid. In fact, Haas owned the second spot the first 13 circuits.

Haas finished second during heat race action to kick off his night at the Juniata County Fairgrounds.

“It was a good day for us. I’m happy we made the trip to Port Royal,” Cory Haas explained, who also owns a top-five finish at Williams Grove Speedway this season. “I’m pretty sure we didn’t make an official decision to go to Port Royal until 10 a.m. on Saturday. Regardless, we’re happy with how things turned out. The car keeps getting better and better and that’s exciting, especially with big races coming up quick on the schedule.”

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with another action-packed weekend in the Keystone State. Although destinations have yet to be set in stone, the initial plan is to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 26, followed by a return to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, April 27.

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

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

Michalski 18th in Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (April 22, 2019) – For Brett Michalski, racing in Central Pennsylvania provides a constant flow of useful information, and despite his results, good or bad, there is always something positive to come out of competing in Pennsylvania Posse Country.

Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/No. 73B sprint car, continued his 2019 campaign with a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, April 20, joining some of the best in the business for a shot at $6,900; the top prize for Saturday’s Weldon Sterner Memorial.

Although the 2018 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year was out of the hunt early, ultimately finishing 18th after starting in the exact same position, it was the experience that proved to be more than satisfying for the Penndel, Pa., native.

“Every week we go there, we learn something brand new. That’s the best part about racing with the guys in Central Pennsylvania,” Brett Michalski explained, who owns a pair of top-ten performances at Lincoln Speedway in 2019. “This place is tough, but when you have a good night and things fall your way, it’s the best feeling in the world. We’ll throw away this 18th place finish and move forward. I’m already excited for next week.”

Up next on the schedule, Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will continue their 2019 schedule with a pair of stops in Posse Country, once again returning to the world-famous paperclip that is Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 26, followed by a stop at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 27.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13.


Whittall hopes to put frustrating weekend behind

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 22, 2019) – It was a frustrating night at the ‘Speed Palace’ for Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall, but despite the frustration and lackluster results, Whittall remains hopeful, already excited for his return to the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile this weekend.

“It was just one of those nights. Unfortunately, we seem to be running into that situation a lot lately, but things will turn up. They always do,” Justin Whittall explained, a former URC 360c.i. competitor who has since switched focus to 410c.i. action full-time in 2019. “No sense is staying worked up. We have a lot to learn, and we still have a lot of season ahead of us. All we can do is learn from our mistakes and keep moving forward.”

Justin Whittall’s visit to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20, resulted in two red flag incidents; the first during warm-ups and another during his respective heat race.

The driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car will return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Whittall will enter the weekend with one top-ten finish thus far in 2019, that occurring at BAPS Motor Speedway on April 7.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th.


Port Royal Speedway becomes fourth track on Danny Dietrich’s 2019 win list

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 22, 2019) – Danny Dietrich is not only adding victories to his win list, but he is also adding tracks, now with one victory at four different Central Pennsylvania venues thus far in 2019.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, earned his fourth victory of 2019 during competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

Impressive enough, Dietrich earned his first Port Royal win of 2019 from the outside of row four, eventually forced to outduel former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss, during a restart with one lap remaining. In fact, Zearfoss gained control over Dietrich as the pair battled through turns one and two on the final circuit. A last minute misdirection by Dietrich to drive back under Zearfoss at the exit of turn two solidified his victory.

After starting eighth on the grid, ‘Double-D’ charged to fourth by the completion of lap one, eventually snagging second from Cory Haas on lap 14, each before taking command from George Hobaugh on lap 19.

“It’s tough to not be pumped up over this one,” Danny Dietrich said, who earned ten victories in 2018, two being at Port Royal Speedway. “I can’t say enough about this team right now. We tossed and turned on the idea about going to Port Royal. It was tough, especially with Lincoln paying some bonus money. Our eye is on the big Port Royal prize at the end of May. We came here to get ready for the Weikert Memorial. I think things are really looking up.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with a trio of starts in the Keystone State, first visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 26, followed by a return to the ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, April 27. If all goes well, Dietrich will cap off his weekend with the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 28.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track.


Zearfoss rallies from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway; Attica, Wayne County ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 22, 2019) – Despite Brock Zearfoss’ initial plan to visit Attica Raceway Park with the All Star Circuit of Champions getting washed away, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ made the best of his wet weekend and rejoined the infamous Pennsylvania Posse for another round of weekly action at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, April 20.

Taking part in an exciting outcome, to say the least, Brock Zearfoss rallied from 11th to finish second at the ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday night, nearly earning the victory spoils with a last lap maneuver around Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich. Although impressive, Zearfoss’ last lap effort was ultimately overturned by Dietrich’s crossover move at the exit of turn two; Dietrich drove on to score the win.

“This team is strong right now and it feels great. I can’t say enough about their hard work and dedication. It sucks our All Star plans were washed away, but we made the best of it and it worked out,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 70 sprint car. “We were good enough to win that race, but things just weren’t meant to be. We’ll try again this Friday and Saturday with the All Stars.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2019 campaign with another round of All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27. The Jonestown, Pa., native will join ‘America’s Series’ at Attica Raceway Park for the rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals on Friday, April 26, followed by a stop at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ – Wayne County Speedway – on Saturday, April 27. Zearfoss will enter the weekend tied for ninth in the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings, padded by a podium run at Virginia Motor Speedway.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 11

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

 

Reutzel Reroutes to Knoxville this Weekend after Opening All Star Campaign with Pair of Top-Fives

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 19, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team opened up their All Star Circuit of Champions title defense in strong form by posting a pair of top-fives in last weekend’s events.

Originally on the way to Attica Raceway Park for another pair of All Star events, inclement Ohio weather has redirected the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team back to Iowa for Saturday night’s season-opening card at Knoxville Raceway.

“It’s always good to be able to get in an extra night or two at Knoxville before the Nationals just to see where we’re at with the car and what we need to do to be ready in August,” Reutzel explains.

Last weekend’s originally-slated four-race set got under way at Virginia Motor Speedway with Reutzel timing in second-quickest and needing nothing more than a top-five heat race finish to lock into a Dash. However, engine problems late in the heat race raised the degree of difficulty for the night.

Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew responded though, making repairs and then charging from the 22nd starting position in the feature event to post a top-five finish. And Reutzel felt it could have been better if not for a late skirmish with a lapped car.

“We were really fast and we came right through the field,” Reutzel recalls. “I think we could have been right there in the mix for the win if that lapped car wouldn’t have pulled that stunt.”

Even after the contact, Reutzel recovered and regained a pair of lost positions to open his All Star title defense with a fifth-place finish.

After Friday’s round at Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania fell victim to rain, action continued on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway with Reutzel driving the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to another strong finish in fourth.

“We missed it a little bit in qualifying, but it worked out and put on the front row of our heat race,” Reutzel explains.

Reutzel made the most of it, winning his heat race and then scoring a third-place Dash finish to secure the fifth starting position for the 30-lap main event.

Reutzel stayed among the lead pack throughout before ultimately taking the checkered flag in fourth.

“We couldn’t quite get off the corners that we needed to in the feature,” Reutzel says. “That really kept us from being able to contend more for the win, but at least we were able to get away with a good finish.”

Following another rainout on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, Reutzel and company left the opening weekend of All Star Circuit of Champions points action a close second in points.

Now the team looks to get dialed in at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2019 Quick Stats: 19 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens.

Next Up: Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Bellm Set for Pair of Events this Weekend at Humboldt and Lake Ozark

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 19, 2019) – The pairing of Kansas’ Humboldt Speedway and Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway could be just what the doctor ordered for Kyle Bellm and the No. 14k Sprint Car team this weekend.

Following another challenging outing at Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway, Bellm and crew look to turn their luck around at a pair of tracks that have offered up previous success.

Friday’s card at Humboldt Speedway features the ASCS Sooner Region vs. NCRA Sprint Cars while Saturday is the opening round of weekly championship chase action at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

“Humboldt has been good for us in the past and we also go really well at Lake Ozark,” Bellm comments. “It should be a good weekend for us, we just need to find a little bit of luck.”

Last Friday’s start at Creek County Speedway got off to a promising start with a front row outside draw for heat race action. But, when another car looped it in the opening corner, it turned into a longer night than expected.

“Creek County is tight and there wasn’t anywhere to go,” Bellm said of the incident. “It tore up quite a bit of stuff, it was a scramble just to get back out for the ‘B’ Main.”

Starting scratch in “B” Main action, Bellm worked his forward but fell just one spot short of a transfer position.

He and the No. 14k team look to turn that around this weekend at Humboldt and Lake Ozark. Bellm has a previous ASCS Regional win at Humboldt and numerous triumphs at Lake Ozark Speedway over the past several years.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

Up Next: ASCS Sooner Region vs. NCRA Sprint Cars at Humboldt (KS) Speedway on Friday and weekly racing series action at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

McIntosh Takes on ASCS Sooner Region at Humboldt after Hard Charger Effort in First Sprint Car Start of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (April 19, 2019) – While the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget series is the primary pursuit of 2019 for Cannon McIntosh, the 16-year-old is still finding time to mix in a few winged 360-ci Sprint Car starts as well.

The Bixby, OK, racer will take in Friday night’s ASCS Sooner Region vs. NCRA Sprint Car event at Kansas’ Humboldt Speedway after earning Hard Charger efforts in ASCS Sooner Region action at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway last Friday night.

While McIntosh has made a previous Midget start at Humboldt, Friday’s card will mark his first Sprint Car start atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Last Friday, McIntosh made his way to the 19th starting position in the ASCS Sooner Region feature at Creek County Speedway by rallying into the final transfer position from the first of two “B” Mains aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports No. 08 Sprint Car.

He made the most of it from there, picking off car after car during the 25-lapper to climb all the way to eighth and earn Hard Charger honors in the process.

“We made a good comeback,” McItnosh said of the strong run. “We’re getting this Sprint Car stuff figured out as we go, hopefully we can keep building upon that Friday night at Humboldt.”

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: ASCS Sooner Region vs. NCRA Sprint Cars at Humboldt (KS) Speedway on Friday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

 

 

Ballou Powers to First Win of Season at ‘The Burg’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to racing after kicking the season off in Florida back in February, Robert Ballou would pocket a Top-10 with the USAC National Sprint Car Series on Friday night, before picking up his first win of the season on Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

“It feels great to get back racing, and get this car in victory lane,” Robert Ballou said. “Flea helped us out a ton on Friday night, and Saturday we were able to use what he helped us figure out and pick up the win.”

Laying down some good laps in practice on Friday at Bloomington Speedway, Ballou and company would make a change to time trials, but it would not pan out as the Rocklin, CA driver timed in 13th in qualifications.

Able to race his way to a heat race win, ‘The Mad Man’ would line up 13th in the feature event. With the surface on the narrow side in the feature, Ballou would grab what he could as he was able to work his way up into 10th, and pick up a Top-10 finish with the series.

Scheduled to compete at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night, Mother Nature would intervene and Ballou would end up traveling to Lawrenceburg Speedway to get some more racing in.

Gridding the field from the fourth starting position in his heat race, Ballou would pick up a third place finish, but was confident he knew what his Dickinson Farms/Abreu Vineyards/Deaton’s Water Front Service entry needed prior to the feature event.

Making the adjustments he saw fit, Ballou would grid the field from the seventh starting position in the feature event. Having a very strong car underneath him, Ballou would slice and dice his way through the field and set up a showdown between himself and CJ Leary for the race win.

Able to get the best of Leary, Ballou would cap a solid night by grabbing his first win of the season.

“First and foremost I have to dedicate this win to longtime sponsor, Harry Dickinson of Dickinson Farms, unfortunately we lost him last Friday,” Ballou said. “To beat CJ Leary here is quite a feat. He is the best there is at Lawrenceburg and creates such a fast pace, it makes it difficult to match him. We had a good car, and we kept pace and got the job done. Thanks to everyone who continues to support our race team.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: With this weekend’s action rained out, Ballou is unsure where it will be next at the time of press.

2011 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Shuman’s Strong Run Shuttered by Motor Issues Darren Ward

26 Promotions – Queen Creek, AZ – (April 18, 2019) – Rick Shuman’s return to the track in the No. 25AZ with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series started out on a high note Saturday with a lot of comfortability built into the car for hot laps coupled with a nice pill draw.

A short heat race would kick off the racing action for Shuman as he took the green flag from the third position. Often a difficult track to tackle in any condition, the Arizona Speedway was fast from the start.

“We jumped up to second right away,” explained Shuman. “I messed up getting into turn three and fell back to third and that is where we ended up.”

The third-place finish in the heat race was enough to give the No. 25AZ team a ninth-place starting position as the Desert Sprint Cars geared up for 25 laps of intense action.

“We only had about ten minutes to get ready for the feature,” said Shuman. “We tightened up the car and went out. We moved up right away to sixth and settled in. When we went red for the Dennis Gile crash, I noticed something was amiss with the motor. We went back yellow and the motor was really flat and began smoking a bit. I made the decision to pull (the car) in, ending our night early.”

Further review showed that the motor had dropped a valve in the number two cylinder. Although it was not the night that the team had hoped for, it was still enough to record a 14th place finish for the evening.

Rick Shuman would like to thank Allen and Lisa at Beadle Bug Patrol and Cliff at Advanced Packaging for their continued support.

Results Heat: 3rd -> 3rd Feature: 9th -> 14th

Stats Races: 6 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 0 Top 10s: 5

Driver Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rick.shuman.96 Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint25az

About 26 Promotions 26 Promotions is the perfect fit for any racer who is looking to get the same marketing opportunities as some of the biggest names in motorsports at a fraction of the cost. From press releases to social media managing, 26 Promotions is the easiest decision that any driver could ever make.

Links Website: https://www.26promotions.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/26Promotions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/26Promotions/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/26Promotions

 

 

Order Your National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum “Members Only” AJ Foyt #14 Die-cast Today!

Knoxville, IA, April 18, 2019 – The much anticipated announcement is upon us for the latest “Members Only” National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum die-cast! The last “Members Only” die-cast was released in 2012, but the long wait will be worth it!

Acme Trading Company is producing the beautiful 1:18 scale 1974 Gilmore Racing AJ Foyt #14 Silver Crown car die-cast. The cars are available to members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Only 400 cars are being produced! Assure your piece of history by ordering today!

“Mat Long and the folks at Acme Trading Company have done an unbelievable job with this die-cast!” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator, Bill Wright. “This car has such an amazing story, and the die-cast is like looking at the original. To top it off, the car will be on loan from Tony Stewart this summer as part of our ‘Salute to Champion AJ Foyt’ exhibit! This is a great opportunity for our generous members to grab a piece of history!”

Up to two die-casts can be ordered ($119.95 each plus shipping) by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum members. To order, call 641 842-6176, or fill out the attached form. You can also order online at www.SprintCarStuff.com. If ordering online, please enter your member name and number in the “Notes” section at checkout. Shipping is scheduled for late July/early August.

If you’d like to purchase a die-cast and are not a supporting member, you can get membership information by calling the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 641 842-6176.

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

 

Mother Nature Continues To Thwart Clinton County Motor Speedway's Opening Race Program

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Mother nature is continuing her hold on Clinton County Motor Speedway. The April 19th season opener has been cancelled due to forecasted heavy rain and high winds in the central PA region.

The 3/8th mile oval is now set to open Friday April 26 at 7:30 pm. On the schedule are the Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models, Gary's Motor Mart Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weaver's Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints and TJ Shooters Sports Bar FWD 4 cylinder stock cars. Gates open at 5 pm. Warm ups start at 7.

The kids Easter candy scramble presented by GFY Racing Supply of Avis, PA will also be held during the April 26 event. GFY Racing Supply is a speedway sponsor supplying race teams with quality fuel, tires and parts. They can be reached at (570)-295-6760 or on Facebook.

General admission is just $ 12. Students 12-17, $ 10. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Pit admission is $ 30.

Clinton County Motor Speedway weather information is available through the speedway web-site, area news media and RainedOut.Com.To receive postponement information on your phone, go to RainedOut.Com. Search Clinton County Motor Speedway and enroll. When a postponement occurs, you will receive an automated text message.

Make plans to enjoy a race the old school way it used to be at the Clinton County Motor Speedway. The fairgrounds oval is located off I-80, exit 178 Mackeyville, PA. Race day telephone number is (570)-971-2126.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE:

 Giovanni Scelzi and Chase Johnson Return to Victory Lane

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 18, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi swept the Asparagus Cup and Chase Johnson scored a win in his third different type of race car this season to lead Team ILP into the Winner's Circle last weekend.

Scelzi won on both Friday and Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., to garner $25,000 total during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour doubleheader.

Johnson's victory on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., was his first winged sprint car triumph of the season. He also has wins in a midget and a non-wing sprint car.

Both Scelzi and Johnson now have three triumphs this season to heighten their opportunity to win a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 3 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; and Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Jack Dover - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Rilat Records Best World of Outlaws Result Since 2012

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 18, 2019) - Travis Rilat posted his best result with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series since 2012 last Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Rilat guided BDS Motorsports to an eighth-place finish during the Texas Outlaw Nationals. It was his best run with the World of Outlaws since a seventh-place outing on Aug. 31, 2012, at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"That was a great night for the team," he said. "It's a tough task to race with the World of Outlaws and do well, especially when it's your first 410 race of the year and they're already two months into the season. For us to earn a top 10 is like a win."

Rilat opened the action by qualifying fifth quickest around the half-mile oval.

"We got a good draw to go out early for qualifying and we made the most of it," he said. "I think only a couple of guys who went out after us beat us in qualifying. The track fell off a bit from start to finish in qualifying so that played to our advantage."

Rilat finished third in a heat race to lock into the eighth starting position for the main event.

"We don't race with the World of Outlaws very often so that was probably our best starting position with them for several years," he said. "Everything was rushed with weather in the area and the track ended up taking rubber pretty quickly. We pretty much rode in line throughout the race so it was critical to have a good starting position."

Rilat maintained a top 10 throughout the feature before placing eighth. It marked his first top 10 with the Outlaws since September 2016 and it extended his top-10 streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway to 15 straight seasons.

Saturday's event finale at Devil's Bowl Speedway rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

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

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

 

 

Lawrence Logs Top-10 Finish at Heart O' Texas With Texas Sprint Series

Inside Line Promotions - ELM MOTT, Texas (April 18, 2019) - Zane Lawrence recorded his first top-10 finish of the season last Friday during a Texas Sprint Series show at Heart O' Texas Speedway.

Lawrence was scheduled to race that night with the Sprint Car Bandits Series, but the event was postponed because of the weather. The opportunity arose to jump back in the seat of the Bob Odom owned 305ci sprint car once again.

"I was excited to get back in the seat last weekend," Lawrence said. "Bob and I have a pretty good schedule set for this season so hopefully we will see some success and wins."

Lawrence started on the inside of the fourth row in a heat race. He worked his way into a lock-in spot to the feature before an on-track mishap cost him a couple of positions and he was relegated to the B Main.

"I was battling for third in the heat race and we were just racing hard and I got ran up the track and ended up going off the track in turns three and four," he said. "I got back on track, but it cost us a spot in the A Main."

Lawrence rallied to win a B Main and he started from the inside of the seventh row in the feature. He advanced several positions to finish eighth, marking his first top 10 of the season.

"The track was better in the feature," he said. "We had two grooves around the track, which helped me pick up a couple of spots. Although we got behind early, we were able to rally to a top-10 finish."

Lawrence's next scheduled race will be this Saturday at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Heart O' Texas in Elm Mott, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"Keizer Aluminum Wheels really are the best in the business when it comes to great products and customer service," Lawrence said. "They make wheels that are affordable for the racers. They're the only wheel product that we've ever used, even in micro sprints. I can't thank them enough for their support and reliable products."

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

 

 

Bogucki Shakes SawBlade.com Sponsored Car Down Against the World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 18, 2019) - Scott Bogucki took the opportunity to shake down his sprint car last Friday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series event.

Unfortunately, brake problems plagued the SawBlade.com backed team.

"We fought brake issues all night," he said. "It hurt us in qualifying and the heat. I couldn't slow down to hit my marks properly. In the feature not having brakes when the track takes rubber is a disaster because you have to slow down to turn into the rubber. You don't want to be sliding around in the rubber."

Despite a 17th-place finish, Bogucki was excited to get back in the swing of things.

"It felt good to make laps and get the feel for the car and we worked through some issues," he said. "We will replace the master cylinder and get ready for this weekend."

Bogucki plans to compete in the 410ci sprint car division this Saturday during the season opener for Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Then he will get focused on the 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season, which is scheduled to begin next week after the scheduled season-opener rained out last month.

"Hopefully the weather starts straightening out and we get a bunch of racing in the coming week," said Bogucki, who was the 2018 ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year. "I'm excited to get back to Knoxville and see how we stack up. We stepped up our engine program over the winter so I'm pumped to get the ASCS season underway."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"I want to thank SawBlade for all their support," Bogucki said. "They are a great group of people work with and we have a good relationship. I couldn't do this without them and I hope to continue our relationship for years to come."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, KW Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, Weld Wheels, Rod End Supply, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, K1, Rocket Designs, Momentum Suspension, Denver Findley, Al Drivelines, PAC, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium and Maxim Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Ready to Return to Knoxville Raceway for 410 Debut at Track

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 18, 2019) - Mason Daniel is looking forward to returning to one of his favorite tracks this weekend following the conclusion of his early-season stint with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I'm definitely excited to go back to Knoxville," he said. "We ran really well there last year and I think we learned a lot. It'll be exciting to see how it all plays out."

Daniel comes into the season opener at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, on the heels of another valuable learning experience last weekend with the World of Outlaws at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He qualified 20 th quickest and finished eighth in a heat race. Daniel made the main event by placing third in the Last Chance Showdown.

Daniel capped the night by advancing from 21st to 19 th in the A Main on a track that was rubber down very early. His finish wraps up an early season run with the Outlaws as part of his rookie season in a 410ci winged sprint car.

"Devil's Bowl definitely had a lot of character," he said. "I've never raced at a track that was so vastly different from end to end. It was tough to get used to, but we improved throughout the night. We'll chalk this one up as a learning experience and move on to Knoxville."

Saturday's event finale rained out at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

This Saturday will mark Daniel's first time racing a 410 sprint car at Knoxville Raceway. With a 360 win to his credit in 2018 and the winningest driver in the history of Knoxville Raceway -Danny Lasoski - as his crew chief, Daniel has many reasons to be confident.

"Having Danny around definitely means a lot," Daniel said. "I trust his input completely and we got up to speed fast in the 360. I hope to repeat that in the 410."

Although Daniel plans to run the opening event at Knoxville Raceway, he is not committed to running the whole schedule at this time. The team has no locked down commitments to any track or series, but if he runs well this weekend it's all subject to change.

"It's going to be fun racing the 410 field at Knoxville," Daniel said. "There are a lot of fast guys and I'm excited to see where we stack up against them."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Pacific

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

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

 

 

ROA SCORES ANOTHER TOP 3 FINISH – HEADS TO ARIZONA SATURDAY!

(Cypress, CA, April 17, 2019) Brody Roa stayed hot in 2019 when he notched a third-place finish at last Saturday’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway. The finish allowed him to maintain his lead in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings. This Saturday, April 20th, he will journey to the Arizona Speedway for the USAC Southwest Series Lealand McSpadden Classic.

Last Saturday’s race featured another tough 28-car field. While most of that field was assembling in the pit area, Roa returned to his roots to have some fun. He was competing with the So Cal Oval Karters at the SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway, which is located just outside of turn four of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. He contested and scored clean sweeps (recording six wins) in both the KT100 and Open Classes.

After dusting the field in the karts, Roa had business to do in the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. After four races in the series, the 28-year-old came into the night with a 14-point lead in the championship standings. Qualifying saw him time in with a lap of 17.137. That was the 10th quickest time in the field and placed him on the inside of the second row in the first heat race. The Garden Grove, California driver finished fourth in the 10-lapper to claim a spot in the 30-lap main event.

For the main, Roa and his popular bright green #91R sprint car started on the outside of the front row. From there, he fought off some persistent challenges and led the first 16-laps. A yellow flag on the 17th circuit slowed the action. For the restart, he had to come from third. He momentarily shot up to second, but a subsequent yellow negated that pass and once again he had to restart in the third spot.

For the final 14-laps of the race, the tall driver stayed in third. It was his seventh top-four finish in seven sprint car outings this year. The finish also saw him leave the track with a 12-point lead in the season-long championship standings.

“The car is so good,” Roa said to the crowd after the race. “We put one bad race car on the race track every time we go out for 30-laps. I think we have the car to beat. We will see if we can win in Arizona the next two weeks and then get it all turned up and come back here in a month. We are getting this place figured out and we are going to be good this year.”

This week’s trip sees the B.R.P. team headed to Arizona Speedway for a race that honors Arizona racing great Lealand McSpadden. Roa is tied for the point lead in the USAC Southwest Series going into the race. In four appearances at Arizona Speedway in 2018, Roa had three top 10 finishes. His best outings on the Phoenix area track were a second and a third on successive nights in September.

Beautiful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a track and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design below.

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Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Arizona Speedway at 48700 N Ironwood Rd, San Tan Valley Arizona (85140). The Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race is at 7:00. The track website is www.arizonaspeedway.netand the office phone number is (480) 926-6688.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

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

*** Tentative

 

 

All Stars Spring Nationals postponed until April 26 at Attica

ATTICA, OH - The forecast is calling for nearly a 100 percent chance of rain throughout Friday and Saturday around the Attica Raceway Park area, which has prompted track officials to postpone the 30th Annual Core & Main Spring Nationals featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. The event will now be held Friday, April 26.

Gates will open Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. at Attica Raceway Park on Core & Main Spring Nationals Presented by Craig Miller Trucking Night. The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints and Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in competition.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Core & Main:

Core & Main is the Nation’s largest distributor of Waterworks products. Core & Main distributes a complete line of water, sewer, fire protection, and storm drain products to serve the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of public works and private construction industries.

These products are integral to building, repairing and maintaining water systems and serve as part of the basic municipal infrastructure required to support population and economic growth, and residential and commercial construction.

Did you know? Core & Main’s name was created by a company associate. “Core” references infrastructure, things underground and fundamental structures that must be in place to build. “Main” is a reference to a water main, Main Street and to the primary sources of knowledge and materials.

The nearest Core & Main locations are in Ashland and Amherst!

Find out more at hdswaterworks.com

About Craig Miller Trucking:

Craig Miller Trucking is a professional liquid and dry bulk carrier of non-hazardous and hazardous materials and is located in Wayne, Ohio. They work closely with their customers to provide the professional service they demand for themselves and their customers in the safest way for their drives, customers and the environment. Find out more at www.craigmillertrucking.com

 

 

With Big Two-Days of Racing In The Books; Kids Giveaways On Tap at Merced Speedway Saturday Night During Inaugural Easter Egg Spectacular

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- A big two-nights of racing action went down for the new and improved Merced Speedway last weekend, and another great night o racing is on tap this Saturday night with a ton of kids giveaway items up for grabs.

The South Bay Dwarf Car Association had a big weekend in Merced, CA where three divisions of cars put on quite the show over the span of Friday and Saturday night.

In Saturday night action, Shawn Jones picked up the victory in the Prod Division as he bested Ryan Winter, Joe Frock, and Terre Rothweiler. Lonnie Tekaat took top honors in the Sportsman Division over Jimmy Damron, Garrett Brady, and Mack Aceves. In Veteran Division action, Kevin Bender was victorious as he led the way over Eric Weisler, Scott Dahlgren, John Krempp, and Phil Confer.

IMCA Modified action on Friday night saw 15 cars return to the speedway for action with Randy Brown grabbing the win. Chasing Brown across the stripe was Ryan Porter, Shane DeVolder, Jesse Burks, and Troy Foulger.

Friday night also saw 26 IMCA Sport Mods in attendance for the first of two nights of action. Bruce Nelson would park his machine in victory lane over Garrett Jernagan, Danny Roe, Michael Johnson, and Paul Espino.

Saturday night the IMCA Sport Mods would return to action with 27 cars checking into the pit area on this night as Andrew Peckham would pocket the win. Fred Ryland, Bruce Nelson, Nick Tucker, and KC Keller would round out the top-five.

Also on Saturday night’s card was the Mini Late Models making their first appearance of the season at Merced Speedway. Tim Crews would pick up the win over Riley Jeppesen, and Logan Clay.

Fast forward to this Saturday night and there is all kinds of things going on at Merced Speedway. As history shows, the first ever race held at the facility was a midget race back in 1949. Saturday night, for the first time in the track’s history they will host a USAC sanctioned event as the USAC Western States Midgets headline the card as they will be joined by IMCA Modified, the Mini Stocks, and the Hobby Stocks in what is being billed as the Inaugural Easter Egg Spectacular.

To go along with a great line up of racing action, there will be tons of give away items up for grabs to our young fans.

The first 100 kids to enter the facility Saturday night will go home with a complimentary coloring book.

During the night of racing action, there will be an Easter Egg hunt with the drivers, and the eggs will be marked with special prizes. Some of those prizes include 9 bikes, 2 scooters, 2 Fire tablets, Traxxas RC Car, Diecast Racecars, and upwards of 50 additional prizes.

Saturday night the pit gates will open at 2PM with the draw closing promptly at 5pm.

The main grandstands will open at 5pm Saturday with tickets available to adults for $12, Seniors and Military members with ID for $10, children 6-12 for just $5, and those fans 5 and under admitted for free.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

‘BANDITS FEATURED in ‘GRAND OPENING 25’ at the NEW BUFFALO CREEK SPEEDWAY – SAT. MAY 4th!

Canton, TX (04/18/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the brand new 1/4-mile dirt oval of Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) in Canton Texas Saturday, May 4th with the running of the ‘Grand Opening 25.’ All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points.

The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest behind the grandstands from 6:30 until about 7:15pm, with racing to follow. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, a unique ‘standing room’ viewing area on the front stretch and true ‘in your face’ racing action – all in the confines of a Texas ‘country’ style atmosphere.

:30 BCS Rewind: At the epicenter of the 1980's rebirth to the modern Deep Ellum scene in downtown Dallas, Texas, Russell Hobbs has been at the forefront of it all, by creating, launching and operating businesses such as Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and The Door. About 15 years ago, Hobbs opened Buffalo Creek MX Park in Canton, and the new Buffalo Creek Speedway is contained within the sprawling property that features lots of trees and natural country Texas scenery. It is truly a unique setting for dirt track racing.

Russell Hobbs comments: “It’s been my dream since I was a youngster to build, own and operate a dirt oval track, and this has been quite the experience so far. I’m thankful to have some behind-the-scenes people and staff that have helped quick-start the process so we could avoid as many of the learning curve challenges as possible. And I always wanted to host a sprint car event, and since I contacted the Sprint Car Bandits series early in December, they have been very helpful and resourceful in bringing that dream to a reality. Our goal is to have an exciting sprint car racing event on May 4th and we’re continuing to complete project work on the facility in the days leading up to the event. We welcome everyone to come check out the track and facility at our next regularly scheduled event, which is Friday April 26th. I'd also like to thank Hall Chevrolet, Buick and GM of Canton/Tyler, Whitehouse Tuning & Dyno of Terrell and RockAuto.com for their support of the speedway.”

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly in front of the grandstand from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019. The timing of this event also coincides with the popular ‘First Monday Trade Days’ event, which is located literally less than a 10-minute drive from BCS on Hwy 19 within the Canton city limits, so you might want to make a day of it by stopping by it on your way to the races!

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

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

Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details.

Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) tickets for this event are sold at the ticket booth on race night only and are $20. Grandstand kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and pit passes are $35. Senior/Active Military G.A. to this event is $15.

SPRINT CAR TEAMS: The standard posted Sprint Car Bandits event purse is in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position.

BCS division payback for this event:

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

4-Cylinders (FWD & RWD will compete in two separate divisions with two separate purses): $200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start.

BCS Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules.

If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races.

For track rules and details, go to www.BCS19.com . BCS has no sanctioning fees, just a $30 annual car registration fee (per division).

Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot grilled food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices.

Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit between your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand.

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

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

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand-new, first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/18/19:

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

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, May 18)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22)

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend) Plus $500/win Cabinets by Tommy Pole Scramble and $100/win Kool Trikes Heat Races.

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start, Plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heat Races.

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

May 11 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Series Sprint Shootout #1, $2,000/win and $300/start at Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas.

May 18 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

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

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits #3, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

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

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

June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

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

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

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

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

September 28 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Series Sprint Shootout #4 at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

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

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, May 4th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton – for their first-ever night of sprint car racing in the ‘Grand Opening 25!’

 

 

Sanders and Miller Motorsports Look to Get Back on Track Saturday in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- After finishing 12th and 13th over the weekend in Stockton, CA, Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will look to get back to their winning ways in Placerville, CA on Saturday night after finishing fourth during the track’s weekly opener two-weeks ago.

“Dale and his guys have really been working hard on getting everything squared away on this car, and I think we are heading in the right direction,” Sanders said. “We were really good at Placerville Speedway last year, so it will be a good test to see if we are heading in the right direction this weekend.”

A tough weekend at the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour saw the team record 12th and 13th place finishes as they continued to make changes to the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA machine.

Fresh off of a fourth place finish at Placerville Speedway’s weekly opener two weeks ago, the team will be back in action at the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night as they look to get the Dale Miller Motorsports machine back in victory lane.

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 4, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will be in action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

 

 

Gio Scelzi Leads Way with KSE Racing Products After Lucrative Sweep in California

PETERSEN MEDIA: While numerous drivers picked up wins with KSE Racing Products, the big winner of the weekend was Gio Scelzi.

With a ton of money on the line in Stockton, CA, Scelzi used his KSE Racing Products to sweep the weekend with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and take home $25K for his efforts.

The World of Outlaws were slated for two nights of action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Saturday rain washed the second night out. In a Friday night thriller, it was Logan Schuchart using his KSE Racing Products to claim the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Finally getting the regular season underway, the Ollie’s All Star Circuit of Champions came to life on the East Coast, and it was Cory Eliason and Lance Dewease each using their KSE Racing Products to avoid rain and score ASCoC lore.

Mark Smith continued his strong 2019 as he scored another USCS win, as Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Jeff Swindell, Matt Westfall, and Jamie Veal also parked in victory lane.

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

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

 

 

Trenca Scheduled to Start Season This Friday at Outlaw Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 17, 2019) - Joe Trenca is hungry for a title.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor has rarely raced for a championship during his winged sprint car career, but that will change in 2019 when he is hunting for the Patriot Sprint Tour title.

"We've always enjoyed racing with the Patriot Sprint Tour and this year our main focus will be to run for points," he said. "I'm excited for the challenge and looking forward to what the season will entail. We also plan to run approximately two dozen 410 sprint car shows this year."

The season gets underway this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Spring Nationals, which is co-sanctioned with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints.

"Outlaw Speedway has been one of the best tracks of my career," he said. "I love racing there and I feel really comfortable there. I think we have extra confidence rolling in there because of how consistent we've been."

Trenca posted a top-10 result during his final four races at the track last season, including a pair of top fives. He also tied his career-best sprint car result with a runner-up finish. Trenca has at least one top 10 during each of the four years he's competed at Outlaw Speedway.

"Our goal is to start the year off with a strong performance," he said. "We can't wait to get the first race in the books and hopefully compete for a win."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Spring Nationals with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Regulars Ready to Take on ASCS Red River Region This Friday Night!

Park City, Kansas – April 17, 2019 – This first full-point show for the 2019 race season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing sprint car division happens this coming Friday night as the tour heads to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas in a much anticipated co-sanctioned event with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

Three-time and defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell from Wichita, Kansas will be back to defend his championship while former tour champion Don Droud, Jr. from Lincoln, Nebraska will once again be back aboard the famed Ochs Brothers #1x.

Wichita touring regulars Jeff Stasa. J.D. Johnson and Jake Greider will also make the trip, as will St. Joseph, Missouri’s J.R. Topper.

Eric Matthews of Wichita, Kansas will join the tour full-time this season and compete for the series $500 to win rookie of the year honors.

While this event will be the first full point show for the “winged warriors” of the NCRA sprint car division, the ASCS Sooner region already has two events under their belts. They are led by current point leader Seth Bergman while Sean McClelland, Blake Hahn, ASCS rookie Grady Chandler, Kyle Clark, Zach Pringle, Forrest Southerland, Fred Mattox, Harli White and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. that series top ten.

An array of other drivers indicating their intentions on competing include Nebraska’s Jack Dover, Oklahoma drivers Wayne Johnson and Harli White as well as Little Rock, Arkansas veteran Tim Crawley.

Last years’ event, between the two premiere 360 sprint car series in the region, saw ninth-starting Jonathan Cornell get the best of a thirty-car field to take the twenty-five-lap feature finale.

This event will be the first of three scheduled between the two series.

Gates will open at 6:00 PM with race action set for an 8:00 PM start time.

Grandstand admission is just $15 while children ages 5 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. For more track information, check out their website humboldtspeedway.com or call (620) 473-3694.

Information concerning the 30th anniversary season of the NCRA sprint car division can be obtained by accessing their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Blake Carrick 17th at Asparagus Cup Opener Before Engine Woes Sideline Him Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend in Stockton, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Blake Carrick would finish 17th in Friday night’s ‘A’, before an engine issue during heat race competition on Saturday brought his weekend to a close.

“It definitely isn’t fun to hurt an engine, but I felt pretty good in the laps I was able to turn,” Blake Carrick said.

Friday night, Carrick timed his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in seventh during time trials. Lining up seventh in his heat race, ‘Bob” would get rolling as he pocketed the fifth and final transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

Based on his heat race run, the Lincoln, CA driver would have his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 20th starting place on a trick that was fast and offered up some challenges in the name of rough patches.

Not shying away, Carrick would let it all hang out as he went to work against some of the best in California as he continues to soak up valuable seat time. Turning in a nice performance, Carrick would close the Asparagus Cup opener out with a 17th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night, Carrick would time in sixth quickest in time trials and grid the field from the sixth starting spot in his heat race. With a transfer spot in his grasps, Carrick’s night would unfortunately not last much longer as engine issues would seem him bring his entry to a stop and ultimately bring his night to an end.

“Thanks to all our guys for working so hard,” Carrick said. “We will get our issues resolved and try again this weekend.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake is slated to return to action on Friday night in Chico, CA and on Saturday in Placerville, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Cody Lamar Continues to Gain Ground In New Car

PETERSEN MEDIA- Rolling out a new car at Placerville Speedway a couple of weeks ago, Cody Lamar continues to gain ground and is pleased with the progress his team made over the weekend in Stockton, CA.

“Overall, I think it was a good weekend for us and figuring this car out,” Cody Lamar said. “We seem to be picking up speed, and that is great for this point in the year.”

Challenging the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in a pair of events over the weekend in Stockton, CA, Lamar opened the weekend up on Friday night by timing the A1 Septic/Amsoil/Walker Performance backed No. 9L car in seventh fastest in his time trial group.

Unable to procure one of the five transfer positions up for grabs, the Sacramento, CA driver would move into the ‘B’ Main where he would roll off the starting grid from the sixth starting position. Missing it a little in the ‘B’, Lamar would end his night, as he would be scored in the 11th position as he turned his attention to Saturday’s Asparagus Cup finale.

Saturday night would get off to a bit of a rocky start as Lamar ended up timing in eighth fastest amidst his qualifying group. Getting his elbows up in the heat race, Lamar would make some big time moves as he sailed to the fourth position and made his way into the $800-to-start, $15K-to-win 30-lap Asparagus Cup feature event.

On the big, slick, Stockton Dirt Track, Lamar would take the green flag from the 16th starting position. Though in the feature, Lamar would have some issues early as he would find himself soaked in power steering fluid by the race’s sixth lap and would call it an early night.

“It was a little disappointing to have our night end how it did Saturday, but the car felt really good,” Cody Lamar said. “Looking forward to getting right back to it and trying again on Saturday in Placerville, CA.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Lamar is slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 12th at Asparagus Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his way back to California to pilot the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T machine with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour over the weekend, Carrick would record a 12th place finish during night one of the Asparagus Cup.

“We fought some gremlins all weekend long, and I think Clark and the guys got all of the bugs worked out,” Tanner said. “The results weren’t what we wanted but I think we will be good moving forward.”

Friday night saw the Lincoln, CA product time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine in fourth quickest in his qualifying group, which was good enough to put him on the front row of his heat race.

An impressive performance in heat race competition saw him pick up the win by nearly a second over second place, and moved him into the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Finishing seventh in the Dash, Carrick would roll off the starting grid from the fourth row, on a track that was a little heavy and offered up some rough patches.

As the race came to life, Carrick would hold his own as he battled well inside the Top-10 on the Stockton Dirt Track. Despite numerous double-file restarts, the USAC National Midget Series star would continue to stand pact as he worked around the hooked up surface.

In the final green flag run, Carrick would give up a couple of positions as he did rebound to grab the 12th spot coming to the checkered flag.

Saturday night’s action saw Carrick land in a loaded qualifying group where he would time in seventh quickest. Running his heat against the same group, Carrick would battle with Mitchell Faccinto and Shane Golobic before finishing seventh and finding himself in the Saturday night ‘B’ Main.

Lining up 12th in the ‘B’, Carrick would have his elbows up as his machine came to life and he worked his way forward in a hurry. Battling with Jason Statler for the final transfer position, Carrick would make it exciting on the last lap, but came up just short and it would bring his weekend to an end.

“We hit on something there at the end of the night Saturday, and I think it helped us a lot,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to two more sprint car races this weekend.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Carrick will be in action on Friday night in Chico, CA on again on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Asparagus Cup tough on Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to build off of his season opening win with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the series’ two-day show in Stockton, CA, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would have a tough weekend that included a nasty wreck on Friday night.

“It was a tough weekend for the team, but I really have to thank all the F&F guys for working so hard to get another car ready for Saturday night after a pretty big wreck on Friday,” Andy Forsberg said. “We will move on and focus on Placerville Speedway Saturday night.”

Friday night saw the Auburn, CA driver time the Econo Lube-N-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in fourth quickest in his time trial group.

Getting shuffled out of a transfer in his heat race, Forsberg would be forced into the ‘B’ Main, and he would grab the win in that race to make his way into the Asparagus Cup opening night feature event.

Gridding the field from the 21st starting position, Forsberg would get off to a nice start as he patiently began picking up some positions. On the 10th lap, things would go south for AF as he would end up taking a wild ride down the Stockton Dirt Track front stretch, which brought his night to an end.

No worse for ware, Forsberg would return to action on Saturday night, as his team worked hard to get their second car ready for battle.

Timing in seventh fastest in his qualifying group, Forsberg would use a late restart in his heat race to steal the final transfer position into the 30-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 18th starting position, Forsberg would struggle to get going on the extremely slick surface. Going down a lap early in the race, the Auburn, CA driver would call it a night and head back to the pit area.

“We kind of had a plan to run a car and an engine on the big tracks and back in February we blew that engine up, and Friday night we destroyed that car,” Forsberg said. “My guys still worked hard despite the odds not being in our favor and I am confident we will get it ironed out before we get on the next big track.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Justyn Cox 10th at Asparagus Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the reigns to the Doug Rutz No. 8r over the weekend with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Justyn Cox would put a tough Friday night behind him as he picked up a 10th place finish during Saturday’s finale.

“First and foremost I want to thank the Rutz family for the opportunity to race, and for our first outing together, I would say it went pretty well,” Justyn Cox said.

Having a couple mishaps during Friday’s program Cox would find himself battling inside the Top-10 in the feature event only to see early contact end his night prematurely.

Having a good field in his first night working with Rutz, Cox entered Saturday night feeling confident.

Timing in sixth fastest in his qualifying group, Cox and company would make some adjustments prior to heat race action and they would prove to be the right direction as the Clarksburg, CA driver would advance from sixth to finish second.

By way of his heat race finish, Cox would take the green flag from the 10th starting position in the 30-lap feature event, and would find himself working the high groove like much of the field was on this night.

Battling hard with Rico Abreu, the duo would fight tooth and nail for position. Unable to really shake himself of Abreu, Cox would hang on to cap his weekend with a 10th place finish.

“We had good speed Saturday night, and we were able to pass cars but they were able to get back by as the track really got moving around the top,” Cox said. “It was a good first weekend together and I can’t thank Doug and Jim enough for their hard work.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will climb back aboard the Doug Rutz owned machine Friday night in Chico, CA before returning to Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA on Saturday.

 

 

Tony Gualda Picks Up a Pair of Top-10’s During 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup with Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports have been awfully strong in 2019, and that continued over the weekend as the youngster from Hollister, CA picked up 5th and 8th place finishes at the Asparagus Cup in Stockton, CA.

“I can’t say enough of this C&M Motorsports team,” Tony Gualda said. “They put me in a great car night in and night out, and I am thankful to be in the mix on any given night. It was another good weekend for the race team.”

Friday night would get off to a slow start for Gualda in the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine. Using a late restart in his heat to sneak into the final transfer position, Gualda would roll off the starting grid from the 17th starting position.

On a surface that proved to be tricky during much of the night, Gualda would mash the throttle and patiently work his way forward as the surface stayed quick all night.

Taking advantage of some timely restarts, Gualda would do a great job of salvaging the night, as he accepted Ed Entz’s checkered flag in the eighth position.

Looking to better himself on Saturday night, Gualda came out swinging, as he timed in third fastest in his qualifying group to kick things off.

Getting a good start, Gualda would use the bottom of turns one and two to forge his way into the lead and leave the field in his wake. Grabbing the win, Gualda advanced into the High Sierra Industries Dash where his third place finish put him in the second row of the 30-lap Asparagus Cup feature event.

With the top being the dominant line on this night, Gualda would settle into fourth as he blazed around the cushion, until a restart would put him in the bottom lane. Slipping back as far as eight, Gualda would keep his composure as he sliced and diced his way forward as he was able to get by the likes of Ryan Bernal and Rico Abreu to net a fifth place finish when the 30-lapper came to a close.

“I am feeling really confident in our program right now, and I have the confidence of knowing that I can bounce back even if we lose a few spots and that is a big testament to Cody and MF,’ Gualda added. “Again, it means a lot to me that Cody and Mandi continue to support my racing efforts and keep giving great opportunities to succeed.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda will be busy this weekend as he is set to pilot a Doug Rutz entry in Chico, CA on Friday night before climbing back in the C&M Motorsports entry on Saturday in Placerville, CA.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Third at Asparagus Cup aboard THE No. 94

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to progress in the new Tiner Hirst Enterprise No. 94 machine, Kyle Hirst had a very good weekend in Stockton, CA at the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup as he highlighted the weekend with a third place finish during Saturday night’s finale.

“It feels great to get better each night out,” Kyle Hirst said. “It is a blast racing with Steven Tiner, and all of our friends and I cannot wait to get this team our first win.”

Taking part in two nights of action at Stockton Dirt Track, Hirst would open Friday night up by earning quick time honors in his time trial group, and was the second quickest driver overall.

Heat race action saw the Paradise, CA pilot pick up a third place finish aboard the THE/GP Development/Larry Davis Farms entry. Enduring an issue that they were unable to get repaired in time for the Dash, Hirst would be scored eighth and would line up in the fourth row for the feature event.

Getting off to a nice start, Hirst would work his way forward and find himself up in the fourth position late in the race. Losing a spot on the restart, KH would end up falling back to finish sixth.

Back in action on Saturday night with a hefty sum of money up for grabs, Hirst would again get off to a nice start as he would earn quick time qualifier honors in his group before finishing third in his heat race.

Picking up a second place finish in the Dash, Hirst would take the green flag from the front row alongside Colby Copeland.

Running third in the early stages of the race, Hirst would find himself back in fourth at one point as Tim Kaeding was able to sneak by him for the last spot on the podium.

Keeping his wits, Hirst would work around the slick speedway and would power his way by Colby Copeland as he zeroed in on Kaeding who was now in second.

Racing in heavy traffic, Hirst would be unable to get to Kaeding to challenge for the position, as he capped his Asparagus Cup with a third place finish.

“We fought some little issues all weekend long, but we are getting everything ironed out and really gaining on it,” Hirst said. “Big thanks to all of the people who help us out, and all of the guys who bust their butt’s at the track.”

Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Hirst and the THE team are unofficially scheduled to return to action on April 27th in Petaluma, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Ian Madsen Slated for Knoxville Raceway Homecoming

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series idle for the Easter Holiday, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team will have a homecoming of sorts as the two-time Knoxville Raceway Champions will be in action at the track’s season opening event on Saturday night.

“I am really looking forward to getting to Knoxville Raceway and competing on Saturday night,” Ian Madsen said. “Our team is essentially based out of Knoxville, IA and we have so many partners in the area that it means a lot to be able to race in front of them when we can. Thanks to everyone who has made this weekend possible.”

Fresh off a 12th place finish at the rain shortened Texas Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Madsen, who sits eighth in the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series standings with one feature event win, will get back to the track where his KCP Racing team called home until heading on the road for the 2018 season.

With two track championships to their credit, the KCP Racing team is feeling good about getting some home cooking.

“We have had a lot of success at Knoxville Raceway in years past, and with the speed we have had so far in 2019, it would be great to get this car back into Knoxville victory lane,” Madsen added. “We will have a ton of partners on hand Saturday night, and we are all looking forward to a fun night of racing.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be in action on Saturday night in Knoxville, IA during Knoxville Raceway’s 2019 season opener.

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.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Stirton’sSeason of Improvement

Luke Stirton has certainly come a long way since stepping into 410 Sprintcars at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, having significantly improved on his consistency to become a regular feature-race qualifier.

Throughout what is his second full season with the 410 Sprintcars class, the Rouse Hill, NSW-based driver has well and truly exceeded even his own expectations, continually qualifying directly into feature races, which is a feat that he found quite challenging during his debut season, achieving it just once.

Not only did Stirton earn himself several feature-race inclusions, he also managed to outdo himself when it came to his finishing position, hoping to come away with a top-15 result and ultimately blowing that goal out of the water when he greeted the chequered flag in sixth place during theUltimate Sprintcar Challenge round at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

Contesting the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway back in January, Stirton gained a wealth of experience going up against Australia’s best and delivered a solid performance, which saw him qualify into Sunday night’s C main.

Closing his season in a positive fashion, Stirton also wound up cracking into the top 20 drivers in the final Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW point standings, impressively placing 18th, with over 90 other drivers having participated in championship rounds.

“We’re really happy with what we’ve been able to achieve this season,” expressedthe 19-year-old pilot of the NSW # 10 A-One Charge Air Coolers / Pepper Money supported Maxim car.

“The competition has been extremely tough during each race meeting, but we were able to exceed the expectations we’d set for ourselves which has been a huge achievement.

“None of it would have been possible without the support of my crew, family, friends and sponsors, so I have to say thanks to everyone who’s been involved in getting me to this point and who continues to back me.”

Planning to contest a similar schedule throughout the 2019-20 season, including the full Valvoline Raceway calendar and the Grand Annual Classic in Victoria, Stirton also hopes to venture to Queensland to compete at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway.

“Our goal for next season is just to keep improving on what we’ve been doing in order to run closer to the front of the field during feature races, as well as building on our consistency throughout qualifying,” added Stirton.

Stirton would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, Motoradco Industrial Radiators, Natrad, and Total Care 4WD.

Special thanks go to his mum and dad Gail and Paul, and his pit crew Evan Holborow, Alex Bowman and Cooper Hepenstall, along with Adrian Maher and Justin Mineeff.

To find out more about Stirton and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Motoradco Motorsport / A-One Racing.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Named Title Sponsor for 10th Annual 360 Sprint Car National Open

(Clinton, MO / 04.18.19) Champion, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, has recently announced that it will be the title sponsor of the 10th Annual 360 Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. http://www.lakeozarkspeedway.net/

The two-day event held August 31st and September 1st pays $10,000 for the win. The American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour and the ASCS Warrior Region will headline the Memorial Day week-end classic.

Lake Ozark Speedway seats 5000 and is a 1/3-mile banked dirt oval (1850ft on the outside - 1450ft on the inside) with a track width of 75 Feet (All the way around). Corners: are at 12 degrees, front-stretch: 5 degrees and back-stretch: 5 degrees, Track Surface is Clay. Track Records: 410 Wing Sprint: 11.538 Chad Kemenah / 360 Wing Sprint: 12.192 Tim Doogs / Non-wing Sprint: 13.555 Levi Jones / Non-wing Midget: 14.154 Josh Wise

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of racecar engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and that require high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, all Champion Racing motor oils contain our exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Trenca Scheduled to Start Season This Friday at Outlaw Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 17, 2019) - Joe Trenca is hungry for a title.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor has rarely raced for a championship during his winged sprint car career, but that will change in 2019 when he is hunting for the Patriot Sprint Tour title.

"We've always enjoyed racing with the Patriot Sprint Tour and this year our main focus will be to run for points," he said. "I'm excited for the challenge and looking forward to what the season will entail. We also plan to run approximately two dozen 410 sprint car shows this year."

The season gets underway this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Spring Nationals, which is co-sanctioned with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints.

"Outlaw Speedway has been one of the best tracks of my career," he said. "I love racing there and I feel really comfortable there. I think we have extra confidence rolling in there because of how consistent we've been."

Trenca posted a top-10 result during his final four races at the track last season, including a pair of top fives. He also tied his career-best sprint car result with a runner-up finish. Trenca has at least one top 10 during each of the four years he's competed at Outlaw Speedway.

"Our goal is to start the year off with a strong performance," he said. "We can't wait to get the first race in the books and hopefully compete for a win."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Spring Nationals with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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.

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bell Leads Swindell SpeedLab Team Into All Star Doubleheader at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (April 17, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team is anticipating a return to the track this weekend during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park.

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell will pilot the race car both nights at the high-banked oval in Attica, Ohio.

"It's been quite a while since we raced so we're hopeful the weather cooperates," team owner Kevin Swindell said. "Our team has had success at Attica and I think Christopher has as well so I think we can be contenders both nights."

The Swindell SpeedLab team captured its first career feature win with Spencer Bayston behind the wheel during a 2017 All Star show at Attica Raceway Park. The team's best result at the track last year was a seventh-place result during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

"Attica can be a really fun and racy track," Swindell said. "If you get your car right for the main event you can charge through the field."

Bell and the team have been strong during four starts thus far this season. The team tackled the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., in February and left on a high after improving each night.

After being in a B Main during the opening round, Bell placed fourth during an All Star show before finishing third and second, respectively, during two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series starts.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Scores Top-Five Finish During Texas Outlaw Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 17, 2019) - Kraig Kinser produced his first top-five finish of the season last Friday during the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Kinser kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event by setting quick time during qualifying for the first time this season.

"That's the game plan you hope for when you go to the races," he said. "You want to have a good time. You want to put your best foot forward to give you the best chance every time you hit the track. Qualifying gives you that boost that, 'Ok, we've got a good shot tonight.'"

A runner-up result in a heat race locked Kinser into the dash. He pulled the No. 1 to start on the inside of the front row and he pulled away to capture his first dash triumph of the year, giving him the pole position for the A Main.

"Starting up front in the dash is a nice deal, but once you get in the dash you know you're starting in the top six so that was a win for us," he said. "It makes your night a lot easier. The car felt really good. The bottom came in where we hadn't really been on the bottom all night."

Kinser led the first three laps before a competitor found more grip on the outside groove, dropping Kinser to second place. He ran in that position for several laps before the bottom of the track began to take rubber, allowing two more racers by before Kinser could return to the inside lane.

"The bottom slowed down a little, but we were a little too free and couldn't carry speed to the turns," he said. "It just hurt us when the competition is that close with that many good cars. We were off just a little and that's all it takes sometimes. I think our lines would have been there if our car was a touch better."

Kinser ran fourth for the remainder of the feature to garner his best finish of the season.

"Those are the weekends we're trying to duplicate," he said. "All in all, it was a positive deal for us. Top fives is what we're looking for day in and day out. Our progress is good. We just need to keep it up and stay consistent."

Saturday's race rained out at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The team is off this weekend before resuming World of Outlaws competition April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wings Unlimited

Wings Unlimited manufactures sprint car wings that many of the top teams across the country use. For more information, visit http://www.SprintWingsUnlimited.com .

"We've been with Wings Unlimited for a few years," Kinser said. "They make a quality product that doesn't have issues. We've developed a great relationship with them and they make it easy to work with them."

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

 

 

Dover Tackling Knoxville Raceway Season Opener This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 17, 2019) - Jack Dover will venture east this Saturday to invade the season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway.

Dover is set to pilot his 360ci winged sprint car during the first race of the season at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Our goal is to run a bit more at Knoxville this season when our schedule allows," he said. "We have a pretty good handle on our setup there, but any time you can get laps at Knoxville it will help you come time for the Knoxville Nationals."

Dover has produced at least one top-10 finish at Knoxville Raceway during nine of the last 10 years. He has three podiums, eight top fives and 15 top 10s during that span.

"Knoxville is one of the best tracks in the country so it's usually really racy and there's always a great group of drivers on hand so the competition is tough," he said. "Whenever you run in the top 10 at Knoxville it's been a good night."

Dover's best finish last year was a fourth-place run.

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Backlund Plumbing

Backlund Plumbing started in Omaha, Neb., in 1932, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plumbing companies in Nebraska. The business has a full staff of professional licensed plumbers and customer service representatives as well as a fleet of fully equipped residential and commercial plumbing trucks and a 10,000 square foot warehouse. The one thing that has stayed consistent is customer satisfaction. Backlund is known for honesty, quality and reliability, and is one of the few companies that still stands behind its work with a full "customer satisfaction guarantee." For more information, visit http://www.BacklundPlumbing.com .

"Chris Roseland with Backlund Plumbing has been a great friend of mine for the last few years," Dover said. "He's always there for me and puts me in his race car several times each season. We really appreciate his support and friendship."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Returns to Roth Motorsports Sprint Car Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (April 17, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi will climb behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

It will mark his third race of the season with the team and second at the oval in Hanford, Calif.

"I feel like we've come out of the box strong with the Roth team and I'm really excited to get back to the track," he said. "I'm so grateful for Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone with the team for giving me the opportunity to drive top-notch race cars."

Scelzi and the team were victorious during their most recent race together earlier this month when they won the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

"When you drive for Roth Motorsports you know you'll have a chance to contend for wins," he said. "For us to win in our second start of the season and third career with the team was huge. I think we've got a lot of momentum and confidence, which is most of the battle when it comes to running well."

Scelzi charged from 10th to third place at Keller Auto Speedway in February during his season debut with Roth Motorsports.

"That's another confidence boost," he said. "We had a great car and just got behind at the start of the night. I hit a couple of holes in qualifying, which buried us. I think if we can start the night strong we'll be able to be in contention at the end of the night."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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 - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Starks Excited for Second Attempt at Knoxville Raceway Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 17, 2019) - Trey Starks will attempt to get the Knoxville Raceway season underway this Saturday for the second straight week.

Mother Nature wiped out last weekend's scheduled season opener at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, leaving Gobrecht Motorsports without a race to tackle.

"We hated to see it get rained out because our team's anticipation level is really high," Starks said. "Hopefully everything plays out well weather-wise this weekend and we can get some laps in Friday during the practice night prior to Saturday's race."

Starks has primarily competed at Knoxville Raceway only during the Knoxville Nationals as he's visited the track five out of the last seven years. His career-best result is a third-place run in 2017 during a 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. Starks' best-ever effort in a 410 race is an 13th-place finish, which also occurred in 2017.

"Knoxville is one of the premier tracks and facilities in the country so that's exciting," he said. "It also has one of the best weekly shows so the competition is stout. We have our work cut out for us to run up front, but that's an exciting challenge.

"Our goal is to run better during the Knoxville Nationals and I think getting all the laps there throughout the spring and early summer will pay off in August."

Starks has one start under his belt this season. He powered to a runner-up result during a USCS Series event in South Carolina earlier this month.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

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

 

 

Wilson Making Changes Following Surprising Performance in the Slick During All Star Show at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 17, 2019) - Greg Wilson can't wait to get back to a race track after what his team learned last weekend.

"I think we found some pretty important stuff," he said. "My car is laying completely apart to a bare frame. I'm excited to go race. From what we've done, right or wrong, it should be a lot different."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team started the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions season last Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.

Wilson qualified fourth quickest in his group before a third-place run in a heat race locked him into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"The track was good wet-wise and because of that it raced like something we're probably not normally good at," he said. "The early to midpart of the race we were a top-10 car, but as we burned the fuel load off it changed our car quite a bit and I guess that was the start of knowing we've got more issues than what we found previously."

Wilson battled for a top 10 throughout the first half of the race before fading to a 13th-place result.

"Then we go to Port Royal Speedway and do our normal deal," he said. "I wish everyone in the country would look at what Port Royal is doing. Every facet of what they are doing, the prepping of the track, how they treat the fans and how they treat the racers, they have a great team over there."

After Friday's All Star race rained out at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Wilson ventured to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. He timed in seventh quickest in his group, but sixth-place results in both a heat race and the B Main left him out of the main event.

"From what I've done the last five or six years our car is pretty good when the track gets slick," he said. "I'm cruising in the B Main in a transfer spot, but I was sitting there and knew we were in trouble.

"As crazy as it may sound, as frustrated with our results at Port Royal because the track was awesome and it's in our wheelhouse, I feel like it was the best thing that could have happened for the simple fact we have a good program for when it's slick. I felt like we've had some issues as I've been saying. The fact that we weren't very good in a situation we're normally good at, it changed what we're looking at. Once Sunday's race at Bedford Speedway rained out we got home and right to work. Now I'm excited to see if what we think we've found makes a big difference."

Wilson is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (11).

April 13 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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"I want to thank Shannon and Cheri Wheatley with Redlined Welding & Construction for helping us out," Wilson said. "Bart and Corey with Banshee Graphics have become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative. We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Placerville Speedway

The Placerville Speedway 10-pack will be available to purchase once again on Saturday at the ticket booth. The special 10-pack of tickets can be purchased for $125 and when broken down allows you to catch 10 nights of weekly championship racing for under $13 a ticket!

It's the final opportunity for a single person to take advantage of the special savings to catch 10 individual nights. However, if you’re looking for a night out with your buddies and have nine friends, then you can purchase a 10-pack and use it all on one night. Or for example if you are a couple, you can purchase the pack and use it to see five nights of weekly racing, which also allows you to benefit from the savings. The special offer will be available each week at the ticket booth.

The Placerville 10-pack is good for the following race dates only:

April 20th
April 27th
May 4th
May 11th
June 1st
July 13th
July 20th
August 10th
August 17th
September 14th

We know that funds can be tight at times, so be sure and take advantage of this solid savings by purchasing your 10-pack at the ticket booth this Saturday! As a bonus fans will also receive a coupon courtesy of Econo Lube N’ Tune and Brakes.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Places Fourth After Late-Race Incident Ends Bid for Win

Inside Line Promotions - EDNA, Texas (April 16, 2019) - Channin Tankersley was en route to his first feature triumph of the season last Saturday before he was turned in the final corner.

The Old School Racing driver charged from fourth to win an ASCS Gulf South Region heat race, which earned a spot into the feature redraw for the event hosted by Texana Raceway. Tankersley pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I got to the lead early and was setting a good, consistent pace," he said. "I was trying not to make any mistakes. I made it all the way to turn four and unfortunately got turned around. He hit me in the side of the tail tank."

Tankersley, who was making his first start at the track since July 2013, led nearly the entire main event before a fellow competitor drove through him in the final turn of the race, spinning both out. Tankersley rallied during the final restart to post a fourth-place finish.

"Luckily we had lapped a bunch of people so we weren't restarting very far back," he said. "I wound up fourth, but it was a tough break whenever you led it pretty much the whole way and are that close to the end."

Tankersley's top five gives him a top five-result in the last 10 ASCS Gulf South Region races.

The region heads to Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., this Saturday. Tankersley hasn't competed in a sprint car at the track.

"It's been ages, like 13 or 14 years, since I've been there," he said. "I raced a mini sprint there in 2005. I remember I went there twice. I didn't win, but I'm pretty sure the last time I ran there I was in the top five."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 13 - Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com .

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Intra Services, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Price Earns Season-Best Finish During ASCS Gulf South Race in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - EDNA, Texas (April 16, 2019) - Robbie Price picked up some confidence after returning to the 360ci sprint car ranks and earning a runner-up result last Saturday night at Texana Raceway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"I felt right back at home inside of the 360," he said. "It really slowed everything down for me and I felt much more in command of the car after running the 410 throughout the early part of the season."

Price raced his 410ci sprint car on Friday night with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Friday night began with Price qualifying 21st quickest. A seventh-place result in a heat race was only one position from locking directly into the main event. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem ended the night early in the Last Chance Showdown.

"I haven't run the 410 much on the big tracks," Price said. "It's really hard racing the best in the business weekly. You can be running your heart out and feel like you're doing so well, but you come and see the times and it's just not what you expect at all."

Following the rain out of Saturday's race at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Price and his crew decided to head south for an ASCS Gulf South Region event at Texana Raceway.

Price went into the night looking to regain some confidence behind the wheel of the type of sprint car he is much more familiar with. He maneuvered from sixth to third in a heat race, which earned a spot into the feature redraw. Price then pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

After running third much of the main a small bobble caused him to cross-up and spin around. This put him to the rear of the field. However, Price climbed back through the field and eventually back into the top five. On the last lap, the top two drivers got into each other, moving the entire field up two positions and putting Price into second as the race came to a conclusion.

"It was a really good night to perform so well and feel so comfortable in the car," he said. "But I'm still really frustrated. I could have had the win had I not spun the car out, but to come back through a field like this is still pretty stout."

The second-place finish represents the best result of the season for Price. This Saturday he and the team are traveling to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, to contest the track's season opener.

"I feel really good about Knoxville," Price said. "I ran there a couple times last year and had pretty good speed. I'm looking to get my program up to the speed we had there last year and things are looking pretty good."

The season aboard the 360 is about to go into full swing for Price. After running with the World of Outlaws the last few weeks he has walked away with many valuable lessons he looks to apply to the upcoming ASCS National Tour campaign.

"Sprint car racing is full of ups and downs," he said. "When there seems to be more downs than ups you have to remember that. You have to know that when you're down in the dumps that the upside is coming. I think we finally passed our downs and it's time for the ups."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (4).

April 13 - Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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"Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal specializes in commercial and residential heating and air conditioning installation," Price said. "It has been instrumental in my racing career and I appreciate the support from everyone at the company."

Price would like to thank Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance, Skagit Speedway, Wildlight Motorsports Photography and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Excited to Make 410 Sprint Car Season Debut This Friday at Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (April 16, 2019) - Alex Hill is looking forward to making her first 410ci winged sprint car start since the summer of 2017 this Friday at Lernerville Speedway during the track's season opener.

"I'm excited to get back in a 410 again," she said. "I think I've raced a 410 about three or four times before, but it's been two years since the last time."

Hill showed speed in that appearance in 2017 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at her home track of Ohsweken Speedway. She qualified seventh quickest in her qualifying group of 19 cars and ran in a transfer spot in the Last Chance Showdown before eventually withdrawing from the race.

"The car felt pretty good at that race," she said. "But Ohsweken is the track where I have the most experience and it's the only place I've raced a 410. I've never seen Lernerville."

The Hill's Racing Team chose to race a 410 at Lernerville Speedway because of the team's schedule and to expand Hill's driving skills.

"We want to run some 410 races, but it's difficult to fit them in since we're running the ASCS National Tour," she said. "ASCS has this weekend off and Lernerville is about six and a half hours from home so I can fly home (from school in Los Angeles) and ride to the track from there.

"We'd prefer to run the 410 at a track we're more familiar with, like Ohsweken. But they aren't having any 410 races this year."

Hill will be looking to run as many competitive laps as possible.

"Our goal will be to get a lot of good laps in and make the A Main," she said. "I think that running a lot of 410 laps will make me more comfortable in a 360."

The team has no definite plans to race the 410 again this year, but that's subject to change.

"We're not planning to race it again since we have a pretty full schedule," she said. "But that could change if there are rainouts and races are rescheduled."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store. BearPaw has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "I worked there when I was home and it's been a major part of our race team."

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

 

 

AGCO Jackson Nationals Offers Myriad of Entertainment for Fans and Competitors

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (April 16, 2019) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals has developed into one of winged sprint car racing's crown jewel events.

As Jackson Motorplex has undergone extensive renovations to both the facility and the race track in recent years, a similar amount of passion has been injected into the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

The 41st edition of the spectacle is June 27-29 and with more than $300,000 in weekend winnings up for grabs it is sure to bring in the top talent from across the country. Both preliminary nights pay $10,000 to win and the finale is $41,000 to win and $3,000 to start the main event.

The AGCO Jackson Nationals is much more than a high-paying race with stellar competition. There is an abundance of activities for the fans to take part in throughout that week.

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

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

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

There are additional activities and games that are in the works and will be announced in the near future.

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

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Blake Hahn Triumphs With ASCS Sooner At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (April 17, 2019) After a rough couple weeks of racing, Blake Hahn's luck appears to have taken a turn with the DriveWFX.com/Sage Fruit Co. No. 52 racing to victory this past weekend with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at Creek County Speedway.
"First off, we really needed a win. These past couple weeks have had moments that were good, but overall just sucked so this really makes me feel like we've made the right changes," commented Hahn.

Chasing Seth Bergman for most of the feature event, traffic played into Blake's hands as the leaders worked into the final laps. Making the race winning move on Lap 24, Hahn was able to work the cushion while Bergman raced the low line.
"At Creek County, Seth is probably the toughest driver to beat. It seems like just about every time he rolls in there, he's the odds-on favorite, so to be able to get by him for the win, we had to work for it and it worked out where being second going into traffic gave me the advantage where being the leader, you don't always know that a line has come in."
Unchallenged to the checkered flag, Hahn was able to open his advantage to over a second.
"It's not that Seth messed up and we got him, that's just the tough part about leading, especially on a track like Creek. Once I got by him, I was racing as hard as I could because again, I wasn't sure where he was and the bottom was still good so I didn't want to give him the chance to run me down"
Up next for Blake will be more action with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at Humboldt Speedway on Friday, April 19 and Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. on Saturday, April 20.
"I love Humboldt. We seem to always run well there, and Tri-State is a lot of fun. We still have some room to work on the car, so we're really looking forward to this weekend to keep dialing the car in before we hit the road for our first two National Tour shows."
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 13; Wins -2; Top 5 - 4; Top 10 - 4; Top 15 -6; Top 20 -6;
Coming Up:
April 19 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan) with ASCS Sooner
April 20 - Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.) with ASCS Sooner
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Herrera Charges At Creek County Speedway With ASCS Sooner Region

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (April 17, 2019) Jumping behind the wheel of his own Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x, Johnny Herrera took on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at Creek County Speedway this past weekend with a charge from 16th to sixth in the A-Feature.
One of the few times in 2019 that Herrera will be on track after swapping roles to Crew Chief for Harli White; that role is one of the main reasons Johnny was in competition.

"Creek was a race I had marked down all year that I wanted to race at since it wasn't going to take away from my duties with Harli, but also, it was a chance for me to apply the setups we've been working on for her and be able to feel what she's feeling," explained Johnny.
A little free to start the night, a fifth-place finish in his Heat Race positioned the Morton Excavating backed entry on the front row of the second B-Feature. Able to walk away with the win, Johnny made very little changes to the car into the A-Feature with the car moving and handling very much to his liking.
"I just had the back of the car too high to start the night, so it was way off balance and that got me buried. Once I got it squatted down where it needed to be, the car felt really good and I was able to pretty much do whatever I wanted in the Features."
Asked what the biggest takeaway from the night was, Herrera replied, "It's being able to actually see what the setups are doing so we can communicate better. I think setup wise, we have a good package and this showed a few places where I can go even further to make the car more drivable to for Harli."
As for the next time, Johnny will be behind the wheel, time will tell.
"We'll definitely race again this year. There are a few races we are looking at, but I just need to thank everyone who supports me and has made it possible to continue racing. Mesilla Valley Transportation, Morton Excavating, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Champion Brands, Maxim, Ostrich, and especially my wife, Ann. Even running a limited schedule, they still back me and that means a lot."
The 2019 season marks the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
Season So Far:
Races: 3 ; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 0; Top 10's: 1; Top 15's: 2; Top 20's: 2
Coming Up:
TBA
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
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Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rafter WM, Champion Brands, 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, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

KSP’s ONLY 360C.I. SPRINT RACE of 2019 is SATURDAY, MAY 18th – DON’T MISS IT!

Kennedale, TX (04/17/19) by DarinShort.com. The stars will align over Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday May 18th, when the 360 C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour will electrify the ¼ mile speed plant for the only time in 2019, with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championship. This event was originally set for March 30th but fell due to inclement weather, and May 18th is the only date available for the series and track for a suitable replacement, and it should work out great, as it will take place before the extreme temps of the summer arrive.

Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event. The weather was extreme that night with temps around 105° with a lot of wind, so we decided this year to move the show to March 30th, which should make for an excellent racing environment for all…but then we had to postpone that date from inclement weather, so we’re pleased both parties could come up with a suitable replacement date with May 18th. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see this event for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in!”

Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday May 18th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks and Dwarf Cars. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday May 18th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the only time 360C.I. sprint cars will be racing there in 2019!

FIERCE 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd!

Cleveland, TX (04/17/19) by DarinShort.com. Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th.

TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5pm until about 5:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you.

105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early.

FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers have to come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-know 105 Speedway factoid.

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

25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab.

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

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

 

 

Town Crier/Kraig Ford/Pella Motors Season Opener THIS SATURDAY!


The 2019 Knoxville Raceway season will officially begin with the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford/Town Crier season opener on Saturday, April 20. Hot Laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m., local time.

The season kick-off party will be held from 6-7pm Friday, April 19, at Dyer-Hudson Hall with Casey's General Store pizza, Busch Light on tap and Pepsi products for all fans with tickets to Saturday's season opener. Practice will follow from 7-9pm, Friday, and is free to the public.
Dennison Racing Tee's Pop-Up Store


Dennison Racing Tee's will host a pop-up store in the Bingley Building on Friday, April 19 to coincide with the season kick-off party and practice session. The store will be open from 10am - 8pm.

On Satuday, the store will once again open for season opening race night from 10am - 8pm once again.

This clearance sale will feature items as low as $5! Shirts, hats and more will all be on sale, so grab them while you can.
Checkered Flag Concessions "Food of the Week"


Checkered Flag Concessions will again offer a new concession item each week during the 2019 Knoxville Raceway season.

To kick-off 2019, they've brought back the fan favorite: Roast Beef Poutine! French fries covered in gravy, roast beef, cheese curds and scallions!

Coming up next week (April 27): Philly Cheesesteak
2019 Jr. Fan Club Sign-Ups


Don't forget to sign your young fans up for the 2019 Knoxville Raceway Jr. Fan Club! The Jr. Fan Club is open to all race fans up 12 years of age and younger.

Jr. Fan Club members will receive a goody-bag full of Knoxville Raceway and sponsor swag upon sign up. Four exclusive Jr. Fan Club parties will also be scheduled during the season offering games, driver appearances, prizes and more.

Sign-ups will be available at the season kick-off party Friday, and on regular race nights throughout the season. During the races, the sign-up window will be located behind the KRCO 50/50 booth and will be open until heat races end.
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

May 4 - Budweiser Night - $1 Busch Light Cans

May 11 - Vermeer Night - First Jr. Fan Club Party at 5:30 in Dyer-Hudson Hall

May 18 - Jersey Freeze/ Dennison Racing Tee's Future Stars Night - local kart racers will have their cars on display and sign autographs before the races

May 25- Slideways/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night - "Salute the Troops" All Military with valid ID get in free

 

 

Smith Battles All Stars and Mother Nature


Mandee Pauch Relations – April 17, 2019 –What was set to be a four-race weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions turned into a two-race weekend due to mother nature.

The No.72 team made the four-hour trek Thursday to kick off the weekend at Virginia Motor Speedway with the All Stars.

Smith started the evening with a second-place time in his group, lining him up third in the heat race.

“We were way too tight and backed up in the heat,” Smith said.

Smith crossed the line in fifth.

“We found out what the issue was and fixed it after the heat,” he noted. “We got the car freed up some more which made it a lot better come feature time.”

Smith rolled off on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

“We backed up a little in the beginning,” he said. “Once I figured out how to run the track properly, we went forward. We were better than a 12th-place car, but you had to be up on the wheel with four wheels over the cushion there. Until I figured it out half the race was over.”

Smith moved forward and clocked off a 12th-place finish.

“It seemed like we were playing catch up all night,” added Smith. “It’s a cool place though. We learned a little and made the four-hour ride home with no issues so we can’t complain.”

Friday evening was scheduled for Williams Grove Speedway but rained out.

Saturday afternoon saw the No.72 team back at Port Royal Speedway with the All Stars.

Smith and the team were fast right off the trailer.

“We were really fast in warm-ups,” he said. “Everyone’s fast laps were where I ran, so I only changed a little bit. I was in the first group, so I didn’t get to watch anything and of course my groove ended up being gone by the time I got out there. Nobody told me. I went out and rolled around where I ran in warm ups and lost a couple tenths.”

Smith timed 11thoverall and fifth in his group, missing the invert for the heat race.

“We started fifth but needed second to get to the dash,” noted Smith. “We ran third, so we went the right way.”

Smith’s third-place finish lined him up on the outside of the sixth-row for the main event.

“We were pretty good,” he said. “We weren’t great but good enough to pass cars and come home in seventh.”

Sunday was scheduled for Bedford Speedway but unfortunately mother nature won once again.

RYAN SMITH QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 – Virginia Motor Speedway; Heat: 3 (5); Feature: 12 (15)
April 13 – Port Royal Speedway; Heat 3 (5); Feature 7 (12)

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

10races– 5 top five’s, 8 top 10s

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing
Website: www.heffnerracing.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing
Twitter:www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith
Website:www.ryansmithracing.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid
Twitter:www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing
Instagram:www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Wilwood Disc Brakes

For information on Wilwood Disc Brakes, visit wilwood.com.
“I’ve been on their stuff for the last few years,” Smith said. “Dave and everyone over there are very helpful and supportive of Heffner Racing. They give me the most consistent feel. I believe they have the best product on the market.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS – Mandee Pauch Relations specializes in affordable public relations and media management for drivers, race teams, racetracks, businesses, sponsors, events and more. MPR provides a wide array of services that individuals in the racing industry require in order to advance in the sport.

To meet the media relations needs of your program contact Mandee Pauch at mandeepauchrelations@yahoo.com. For more information on MPR, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

 

 

The 2019 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season will begin at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway in May.

HOLLY, Mich. – After a longer-than-anticipated offseason, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro will kick off its new season on May 4 at one of its longest-running facilities, Indiana’s Anderson Speedway.

The high-banked quarter-mile will play host to the Must See Racing season opener for the first time, as a star-studded field of drivers tries to conquer the Hoosier State bullring during the Must See Racing 50.

Leading the charge for the series regulars will be four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune, who romped to another title last season on the strength of five victories during the course of the year.

McCune, who boasts a series-best five victories at Anderson (2010, 2015 hat trick, 2017), will be looking to get back to victory lane there after being bested by a dominant Chris Neuenschwander one year ago.

Neuenschwander is expected to be back, however, to try and defend his victory from last year’s Must See Racing 50, again driving the No. 10n Pro Strip/NAPA Auto Parts entry for car owner Ron Koehler.

His victory last fall saw the New Haven, Ind., veteran charge from seventh to the win, lead 48 out of 50 laps and put all but runner-up McCune a lap or more down by the time the checkered flag waved in one of the most dominant performances in series history.

Aside from McCune and Neuenschwander, longtime series veteran Tom Jewell will be back in the White Hare Racing No. 7 to take another stab at securing his first Must See Racing victory, while National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and three-time Pay Less Little 500 champion Jeff Bloom is also expected to compete.

Canadian Ryan Litt will return to Must See Racing competition this season in hopes of unseating McCune for the series championship, with former supermodified ace Charlie Schultz and McCune’s nephew – Anthony McCune – also projected to be title contenders, as well as in the mix for an Anderson victory.

The list of non-series regulars who could play a factor at Anderson is equally as loaded, too, with North Carolina’s Tony Grams and Ohio’s Trey Osborne among those with plenty of bullring experience.

Osborne is a past Mel Kenyon Midget Series winner at the Anderson quarter-mile and will pilot the Mike Blake Racing No. 81, while Grams is entered in his own No. 22 machine.

The Must See Racing 50 at Anderson will be broadcast live on pay-per-view by Speed Shift TV, as well as taped for broadcast on the SPEED SPORT television series on MAVTV. United States Auto Club pit and infield reporter Georgia Henneberry will serve as the pit reporter for the SPEED SPORT broadcast.

And while the likely winner of the season opener won’t be known until the first Saturday in May, one thing is for certain: with more than 20 cars projected to be in attendance, the action on the track will be fast, furious and entertaining – all hallmark qualities of The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars.

“All of us at Must See Racing are extremely eager to kick off the 2019 season after a long winter, and there’s hardly a better place to do so than at Anderson Speedway, which is deeply tied in to both the history of Must See Racing and the history of sprint car racing as a whole,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Having the Must See Racing 50 as our season kickoff this year, with so many potential storylines to follow, will make for a strong launching pad for our racing calendar this year.

“We hope the fans will come out and join us on May 4 as we hit the track for the first time in 2019.”

In addition to the Must See Racing sprint cars, late models, Legend cars and the Midwest Champ Carts will also be on the racing card for the May 4 program.

Pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, with rotating practice beginning at 5 p.m. Qualifying will start at 6:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 8 p.m., immediately following opening ceremonies.

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

 

 

ROCKAUTO TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

Harris, Mn., April 14---- RockAuto, a leading online auto parts store, has supported the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) since 2015 and will continue their support of the UMSS in 2019.

“RockAuto is pleased to announce our continued support of the UMSS as their Victory Lane sponsor for the wing and traditional programs. We have had great success reaching our loyal racing customers through our relationship with the series,” said Cynthia Krueger of RockAuto.

RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to millions of customers worldwide. The www.rockauto.com catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions; all at reliably low prices. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door.

The UMSS was formed in 2008 and offers both a wing and a traditional sprint car program. The UMSS brand is sustainability, affordability and accessibility for the teams, tracks and fans. For more information on the UMSS, please go to www.umsprints.com or find us on Facebook

 

 

Arctic Snowplows Signs on to Support the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2019

OSWEGO, NY (April 17, 2019) - Arctic Snowplows, based in London, Ontario, has signed on to back the International Supermodified Association for its 2019 season.

Arctic Snowplows is celebrating its 50th year of business. Since 1969, the roar of an orange Arctic snow plow has often meant the difference between shutting things down and keeping things moving.

Confronted with some of the harshest conditions on the planet, Arctic has been there to put winter where it belongs – on the side of the road. With decades of manufacturing experience, Arctic has earned a reputation for performance and durability.

"I had the opportunity to visit Arctic Equipment Manufacturing in January 2019. It was a great visit where Operations Manager Rick Lennox spent a considerable amount of his valuable time introducing me to Arctic Equipment Manufacturing,” recalled ISMA president Doc Hathaway.

Hathaway was highly impressed with Arctic Equipment Manufacturing, specifically the effort they go through to assure their snowplows, with their galvanized coatings, are coated not only on the exterior surfaces, but also on the inside virtually eliminating the possibility of rust attacking the surfaces and or structurally harming the plows.

“I left Arctic Equipment Manufacturing convinced these guys know their business,” he said. “If I were in the market for a plow, I know the first company I would call. Likewise, if someone asks me about a snowplow I will recommend they try Arctic.”

Arctic Equipment Manufacturing helps to sponsor the Harvey Lennox Memorial bonus for the ISMA Supermodifieds at Canadian tracks such as the Delaware and Jukasa Speedways. ISMA has events in Canada on June 15, July 13, and August 17.

ISMA’s first show of the 2019 season is slated for Saturday, June 15 when the Harvey Lennox Memorial will take place at Delaware Speedway. A full schedule for the year is posted on the ISMA website.

The Arctic Equipment Manufacturing company is located at 35 Artisans Crescent in London, Ontario N5V 5E9. To learn more about Arctic Snowplows, you can visit their website at ArcticSnowplows.com or LIKE Arctic Snow Plows | Chasse Neige on Facebook.

To keep up with the latest news and information regarding the ISMA Supermodifieds, you can visit ISMA online at ISMASupers.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @ISMASupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers.
About the International Supermodified Association: ISMA was founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future and longevity of Supermodified racing. Powered by their earth shaking 900 horsepower engines, the winged Supermodified is one of the fastest short track race cars in the world capable of reaching speeds up to 160mph. Through 45 seasons of operation, ISMA continues to be one of the most popular, well recognized touring series in short track racing. The organization has eleven events scheduled at nine different facilities this season that include stops in New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Connecticut, and Ontario.

 

 

TRIPLE-HEADER COMING to MONARCH: SPRINT CAR BANDITS vs. NCRA 360C.I. SPRINT SHOOTOUT, MONARCH MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIPS & LIMITED MODIFIED MADNESS - SAT. MAY 11, 7pm!

Wichita Falls, TX (4/16/19) by DarinShort.com. Race fans and teams that have been to the new Monarch Motor Speedway (west side of Wichita Falls) know that it features incredible dirt track racing with state-of-the-art facilities. And now, a blockbuster event is taking place at the ¼ mile speed plant featuring some of the best dirt track racers in the region with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA 360C.I. Shootout, the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness…all taking place on one night - Saturday, May 11th at 7pm!

It even gets better for race fans, as they can purchase advance discount tickets to this event for just $20 by going directly to www.sprintcarbandits.com/051119 or by going to www.SprintCarBandits.com and then clicking the ‘May 11’ link at the top of the home page. Advance discount tickets are available through the end of May 10th (night before the event).

Yep. There’s still more: we haven’t forgotten that the day after the event is Mother’s Day! For all mothers that purchase their discount advance tickets by May 10th, they will each receive an $8 food credit at the concessions stand – our way of giving all moms a free Mother’s Day Dinner, courtesy of Monarch Motor Speedway!

Adult tickets on the day of the race are $22 (ages 11-64), while kids (ages 6-11) are $5 and Seniors/Active Military are $15. Pit passes on May 11th are $35.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

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

Directions to Monarch Motor Speedway from I-44 in Wichita Falls: Go 4 Miles West on Hwy 287, Exit FM369 North 0.7 Miles. On Facebook find them at @MonarchMotorSpeedway and their new website is coming soon and will be MonarchMotorSpeedway.com. Adult GA to this event on race day is $22, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. Advance discount tickets are available at www.SprintCarBandits.com through May 10th. Advance tickets for mothers also include a $8 food credit on race night…so don’t miss out on the great deal!

ALL RACE TEAMS in ALL DIVISIONS: Pre-entry for this event is required. Just go to www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 5/11 link and you can get yourself entered in about a minute. Registration is open through the night before the event date. Any drivers not pre-entering will be charged a $30 late entry fee upon their arrival on race day. Drivers choosing to compete in more than one division can do so by simply purchasing an additional pit pass per each division they are competing in (register your second division car now, but purchase your pit passes on race night).

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

Here's the open competition Monarch Midget Championships feature event payback (25 laps): $1,500 – 1,000 – 700 – 500 – 400 – 300 – 275 – 250 – 225 – 200…to start. All midget non-qualifiers or non-starters receive $100. No membership or license fees. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.

The Limited Modified Madness feature event is 25 laps, and this division is not sanctioned on 5/11: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 225 – 200 – 175 – 150 – 125 – 100…to start. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. No membership or license fees. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required. MMS Limited Modified car rules are in effect.

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB vs NCRA championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to 22nd. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. In 2019, SCB vs NCRA Shootout events are not blended rules, they are full SCB rules. NOTE: on this special event (and in all four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events in 2019), starting positions 21 and 22 have been added and are reserved for the top points drivers from the SCB (1) and NCRA (1) that did not qualify for the feature event, they will be added to the starting lineup with full points and full payback. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.

This is the first of four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events and carries a special sponsorship package put together by the SCB and NCRA, and provided by www.SmileysRacing.com and Sunoco Race Fuels. The top four points drivers from the four Shootout events will receive $400 - $300 - $200 - $100, respectively, simply for competing in all four Shootout events and amassing the most points. The four Shootout events include Monarch Motor Speedway on May 11th, 81 Speedway on May 25th & 26th and 82 Speedway on September 28th.

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

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

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/15/19:

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

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, May 18)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22)

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats & $500/win Cabinets by Tommy Pole Scramble (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats

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

May 11 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Series Shootout #1, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX, $2,000/win and $300/start

May 18 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (rescheduled from rainout April 6)

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

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout #3, 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

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

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

June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (rescheduled from 4/13 rainout)

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

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

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

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

September 28 (Saturday) - Final NCRA 360 Sprint Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout #4 at 82 Speedway, Petty TX, $2,000/win and $300/start

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

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, May 11th when the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Shootout comes to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/4 mile speed plant, paired with a wild night of racing in the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness!

 

 

Placerville Speedway hosts championship point race number two this Saturday April 20th

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 16, 2019…After being idle last week the Placerville Speedway will return to action in a big way on Easter weekend by playing host to a five-division program for championship point race number two this Saturday night.

As a special way to commemorate Easter there will be a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny for the little ones on Saturday from 4pm-5pm. Hitting the track for point race number two will be the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops. It’s sure to be another great evening of Saturday night dirt track racing that always offers fun for the whole family at Placerville Speedway.

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox returns on Saturday looking to make it back-to-back with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The two-time Mark Forni Classic champ held off a very fast Tony Gualda of Hollister for the victory on April 6th. Gualda also set fast time and captured his heat race at the opener. Roseville’s Sean Becker, Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders and Mather’s Kalib Henry completed the top-five that night.

Two-time Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion Rico Abreu will also join the Winged 360 Sprint Car field on Saturday. The Rutherford, California driver is set to sign autographs at his merchandise van in the midway from 4pm-4:30pm. Additional drivers expected for race two will include six-time and defending titlist Andy Forsberg, Bobby and Sean McMahan, Shane Hopkins, Jimmy Trulli, Mike Benson, Jodie Robinson, Chris Masters, DJ Freitas, CJ Humphreys and more.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks will also compete for what will be their second point race of the 2019 season. At the opener it was former Placerville Speedway track champion Nick Baldwin who claimed victory. It was a solid way for Baldwin and the No. 17 team to begin the campaign after winning once last season. The top-five on April 6th was completed by Kevin Jinkerson, Dave Silva, Scott Grunert and Lonnie Leonard.

This Saturday marks the start of four consecutive weeks of racing for the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks at the track. More drivers expected this weekend will include Mel Byers, Jesse Bryant, Jason Palmer, Jason Leonard, Tommie Sturgeon, Stephanie Hanson, Matthew Chacon and others.

For the first time this season we are going to be graced by the powerful and ground pounding Ltd. Late Models. Last season Matt Michelli picked off another Placerville Speedway title over Ray Trimble, Eddie Gardner, Jay Norton and Tyler Lightfoot. The BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops round out the five-division card on Saturday. Veteran Scott Kinney grabbed the first appearance by the Midget Lites on March 30th.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-2-tickets-placerville-7B2PX9

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm each night. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed in the grandstand midway by Mix Up from 4pm-6pm.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 20: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday April 27: IMCA Dirt Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

Saturday May 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Big Trophy Night

Saturday May 11: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | The Carnett Clash

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Begins Season This Friday At Outlaw Speedway

(Dundee, NY) Some tracks across New York State have been able to get racing in over the past two weekends, but this Friday, April 19, you will get your first look at the stars and cars of the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour at Outlaw Speedway. For the second consecutive year, the Patriots open their season by challenging the Empire Super Sprints in a $3,000 to win event, which is part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals.

A potent cast of drivers intend on competing for the 2019 PST championship which includes 5 time series champion, Jared Zimbardi. Joining him in 2019 is Jordan Thomas, Paulie Colagiovanni, Joe Trenca, Pete Richardson, Steve Glover and several more.

Since Tyler Siri took ownership of Outlaw Speedway (formerly Black Rock Speedway) nearly four seasons ago, his race track has produced some of the best sprint car races anywhere bringing out the top competitors in the region.

Fridays show is for “Patriot Points” meaning the highest finishing PST Member will receive first place points. The first full field point event will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Land Of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY.

For the full 2019 schedule, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com. For up to the minute news, you can also follow along on our social media platforms such as liking our Facebook page or by following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The 2019 Patriot Sprint Tour is brought to you by the following Marketing Partners; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell’s Collision Center, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Einstein Construction Group, Fine Touch Collision, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, Super Gen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Danny Willmes Enterprises, ASI Racewear, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Patriot Tank Lines, Brodie Cylinder Heads, Just Signs and Designs, and CBP Media.

 

 

BP Returns To SpeedSTRs; Mother's Day Opener Draws Near For Action Track USA

Three-hour practice session precedes Meitzler Memorial on Sunday, May 12

Kutztown, PA (April 15) - It's less than four weeks away...the 2019 season opener at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. When the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial goes green on Mother's Day, Sunday May 12, a familiar face will once again buckle himself into a USAC All Pro SpeedSTR.

Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch, the 2016 SpeedSTR point champion at the Berks County oval and third on the all-time SpeedSTR win list at Action Track USA (with ten victories) returns to the seat of a potent Mike Heffner-owned racing machine. Pauch has indicated that he will compete in the first two events of the new campaign, along with most of the other SpeedSTR races on this year's schedule.

Even though he has not competed regularly at AT USA since his championship season, Pauch's list of accomplishments in the SpeedSTR division is impressive. He won the Meitzler Memorial in '14; he was also the very first winner of the Flyin' Farmer 40 in 2013. He is a three-time victor in the Ronnie Tobias Memorial races, and he triumphed in the Kutztown Fair Week Nationals in 2016. The one lucrative victory that has eluded him - so far - is the $5,000-to-win Dick Tobias Classic, and there's no doubt that Pauch has that event, set for Sunday, May 19, circled in red on his personal racing calendar.

Pauch, who has already tasted victory this season in the Doug Hoffman Memorial race for dirt Modifieds at NJ's Bridgeport Speedway, will be a teammate to his son, three-time and defending SpeedSTR point king Billy Pauch Jr. Both father and son will gas SpeedSTRs owned by Heffner in the class that will see an infusion of top notch talent when they assemble on the Kutztown Fairgrounds on May 12.

Both members of the Pauch family will face stiff competition from the likes of Rick Eckert, Briggs Danner, Matt Westfall, Tim and Steve Buckwalter, the return of Gary and Kyle Hieber, Tyler Ross, Chase Dietz, Trevor Kobylarz, and a host of other wheel-twisters.

Opening Day, May 12, will begin with an afternoon practice session that is open to all divisions scheduled to compete at Action Track USA during the '19 season. Gates will open at 12 noon and cars will take to the track from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost to practice is $25.00 per car. Everyone entering the pits needs to purchase a pit pass at regular price however...the pit pass is good for both practice and the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial that evening.

It should be noted that practice is limited to a specific number of cars and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Race teams need to contact Action Track USA if they plan to attend the practice session. Practice reservations can be made by sending $25 to Action Track USA (along with name, car number, and division) at 52A Woodside Ave., Temple, PA 19560.

Following the May 12 Meitzler Memorial Opener, the 7th Annual Dick Tobias Classic for SpeedSTRs will highlight the second Sunday of competition on May 19, with the 75-lap headliner paying a hefty $5,000 to the winner. Just like they will on Opening Night, the Hyper Racing 600 Sprints and All Star Slingshots will join the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs on the 19th.

The 600 Sprints take center stage on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, with the running of the annual King of No Wing Shootout. The 40-lapper pays $1,000 to win (with Gambler's Fee) and features four different winners in the four years of its existence. The SpeedSTRs and All Star Slingshots will also be in action in this holiday "showdown at sundown."

The excitement continues to build as the new season looms closer and closer...it will soon be time to "Spray the Clay at Action Track USA", where the superstars come to race!

 




Zearfoss finds podium during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 15, 2019) – The ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss returned to All Star Circuit of Champions competition in a big way during the recent weekend, opening the 2019 All Star points battle, officially, with a podium run during Thursday Night Thunder action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11.

Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car, finished third during his first-ever visit to the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway, moving ahead from the inside of row three.

In fact, Zearfoss was in the hunt for a win during all 30 circuits, actually closing-in on Danny Dietrich and Cory Eliason, the lead pair, during an intense battle in traffic with just five circuits remaining. Unfortunately, a caution with two laps remaining erased all hope for Zearfoss, as race leader, Cory Eliason, was left with an open track and clean air.

“We were right there,” Zearfoss explained regarding Thursday’s finish. “That caution with two laps remaining really took me out of it, not unless something would have happened to Eliason or Dietrich. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and all of their hard work. To come out of the box and be that fast says something about this team. We have a long points season ahead with the All Stars. We’re excited to be here.”

Although on pace to score a second-consecutive top-ten performance with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Zearfoss’ luck ran short during Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday evening, April 13, eventually suffering from a flat right-rear tire that forced the nearby-Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native to exit the main event early; he was scored 25th after starting 11th.

All Star competition set for Friday and Sunday, April 12 & 14, at Williams Grove Speedway and Bedford Speedway, respectively, was cancelled due to Mother Nature.

Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a two-day visit to Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20. The former Port Royal Speedway track champion will enter the Core & Main Spring Nationals tied for ninth in the current All Star driver championship standings.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 4
Top-10s: 10

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11.


Michael back in the top-ten at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 15, 2019) – Consistency is certainly the key, and that is exactly what the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael is practicing at Attica Raceway Park.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, followed up on his tenth place finish at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6, with another top-ten run on Friday, April 12, this time finishing eighth during Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition.

For Michael, not only is the consistency important in terms of overall success, but gaining confidence and momentum also derives from consistent finishes, all great attributes to own especially with the All Star Circuit of Champions making their way to Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20.

“I’m not sure of our plan for Saturday just yet, but we’ll definitely be at Attica on Friday for the first night of the Spring Nationals. I’m excited,” T.J. Michael expressed, who is a former 305c.i. sprint car winner at Attica. “[Attica] is a track we want to be good at. We’ve been working our tails off at getting faster and faster at that place. Things are finally starting to come together, and at no better time.”

Although initial plans include joining the All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park for night one of Core & Main Spring Nationals competition on Friday, April 19, Michael may follow the FAST Series trail to Twin Cities Raceway Park on Saturday, April 20. A final decision will be made later in the week.

In addition to his Attica Raceway Park start on Friday, April 12, the ‘Texas Traveler’ also made the short trip to Fremont Speedway for their season-opening program on Saturday, April 13. Unfortunately, a mechanical mishap during B-main action erased all hope for Michael to compete in the evening’s A-main. A broken front end bolt was the culprit.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
2016 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.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished eighth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 12.

Baker earns top-ten during OVSCA action; Attica ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (April 15, 2019) – Although his Friday night visit to Attica Raceway Park ended before a single feature lap could be completed, accidental contact with another competitor forced an early retirement, Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker rebounded in a big way on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway and earned a top-ten performance with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA).

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car, finished eighth during his visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ on Saturday, April 13, kicking things off, officially, with an impressive rally from seventh to finish fourth during his respective heat race.

Trevor Baker is certainly no stranger to action at Wayne County Speedway. In fact, Baker’s first-ever 410c.i. sprint car victory occurred at the Orrville highbanks in 2017.

“That’s not how we wanted things to end at Attica, but I’m glad we were able to rebound and do some good things at Wayne County Speedway the next day,” Trevor Baker said, who started 13th at Attica Raceway Park before the race-ending contact occurred. “We were able to move forward all night at Wayne County Speedway. That’s really encouraging. All we can do now is keep using our notes and work for solid finishes everywhere we go. I’m excited to join the All Stars this weekend. It will be a solid field, but we’ll do whatever we can to make the big dance on Friday.”

Up next on the schedule, Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance will return to action on Friday evening, April 19, at Attica Raceway Park, joining Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions for night one of the Core & Main Spring Nationals. If all goes according to plan, Baker will return for night two of the Core & Main Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 20. Plans will be finalized in the coming days.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13.

Brent Marks finishes 13th at Devil’s Bowl

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (April 15, 2019) – Concluding a southern sweep that included visits to Arizona and Texas, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks spent his recent weekend in the Lone Star State, joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during the annual Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13.

Although the two-day visit was cut to one day due to Mother Nature, Brent Marks made the most of his trip to the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite and finished 13th during main event competition on Friday, April 12.

Increasingly narrow track conditions, the end-result of a rubber-down racing surface, made passing a premium during certain segments of the race; Brent Marks started 14th.

“It wasn’t a bad night for our team. When the track starts to build rubber like that, it can make things really tricky, especially when you’re trying to pass. At that point, all you can do is hold your line and keep the car straight,” Brent Marks explained, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “I’m not sure what we plan to do next weekend. We may try and make a start at Port Royal Speedway since we’ll be home, but I’m not too sure.”

Brent Marks will enjoy a potential off-weekend before returning to World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition on Friday through Sunday, April 26-28. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit a trio of tracks spread across areas of Missouri and Illinois, first visiting Lake Ozark Speedway in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., on Friday, April 26. Action will continue on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, with visits to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, respectively.

Pending a decision later in the week, Brent Marks may enter local action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

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

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

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

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

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 1
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5.

Brett Michalski scores first-ever 410 top-five during action at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (April 15, 2019) – For the first time during 410c.i. competition, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski cracked into top-five, doing so by finishing fifth at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13.

Utilizing the pole position, the second-year Lincoln Speedway frequent flyer and reigning Rookie of the Year battled inside the top-five the entire 25-lap distance, eventually settling for fifth at the final checkers. Michalski kicked off the evening program by finishing second during his respective heat race.

The recent top-five included, Michalski now owns a pair of Lincoln Speedway top-ten finishes in 2019 with the first, a tenth place finish, occurring during the season-opening Icebreaker. Prior to Saturday, Michalski’s best finish in a 410c.i. sprint car was a sixth place performance at BAPS Motor Speedway in 2018.

Michalski will return to the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, April 20, where he is 13th in the current track championship standings.

“This feels pretty good. I just want to thank everyone involved with this race team, my family included. We’ve been working our tails off. I’m glad things are starting to pay off,” Brett Michalski explained, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/No. 73B sprint car. “Racing in this area of the country can be very frustrating, but it can also lead to great things. We’ve been getting better and better and it feels awesome.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will ignite their upcoming weekend schedule with a visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 19.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13.

 



Danny Dietrich doubles-up in the runner-up column during All Star action

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 15, 2019) – It was an exciting weekend for ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich, and although the Gettysburg-native was unable to find victory lane with the All Star Circuit of Champions, the former Series winner did the next best thing and scored a pair of runner-up finishes during action at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively.

In addition, the driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car led 34 laps of All Star competition during the recent weekend; six laps at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday and 28 laps at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday

Ironically enough, a caution with two laps remaining served Dietrich his fate during each night of action. That trend ignited at Virginia Motor Speedway when yellow flags erased all potential for Dietrich to regain the lead from Cory Eliason in traffic. Dietrich was in hot pursuit of the California-native, but caution flags allowed Eliason to restart on a clear track in clean air.

On Saturday at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace,’ Dietrich led the first 28 circuits, all before losing the lead to Lance Dewease during a restart.

“That was quite the weekend. I wish the weather would have cooperated to allow us to race more than twice, but still a great effort by my team. We’ve been working hard and the results show,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns three victories thus far in 2019. “We were good enough to win both races, I feel like, but sometimes that’s not how things go. We have a lot of racing left this season. The wins will come.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with a pair of stops in Central Pennsylvania, first visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 19, followed by a stop at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 3 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively.

 

 

Short/Nienhiser/Swindell Win with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com! Monday, April 15, 2019

 April 15, 2019, Monroe, IA – Carson Short and Paul Nienhiser picked up wins with the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com last weekend. Short picked up his victory with the IRA and MOWA series Saturday, April 6 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, while Nienhiser won with MOWA at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois Sunday, April 7. Jeff Swindell was the latest winner Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois with MOWA

Nienhiser leads the current point standings, ahead of Jeremy Standridge, Short, Swindell, Parker Price-Miller, Joe B. Miller, Austin McCarl, Kyle Schuett, Brooke Tatnell, Korey Weyantm and Cory Bruns.

After a postponement due to cold conditions Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, they’ll try it again this Saturday.

Next Up

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 66 (1) 2. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 60 3. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 50 (1) (tie) Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1) (tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 50 6. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 48 7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 40 8. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 39 9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 35 (tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35 12. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33 13. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 32 14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 30 (tie) Steve Short, Farmingotn, MO, 30 16. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 25 17. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 24 (tie) Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24 19. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 22 20. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 20 21. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 18 22. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16 23. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14 (tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 14 25. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 12 26. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10 (tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10 28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 8 29. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6 (tie) Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6 31. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 4 32. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 2 (tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL) Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN) Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled) Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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World of Outlaws tickets on sale for Dubuque Speedway debut on June 23

DUBUQUE, Iowa — April 15, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut at Dubuque Speedway in Iowa on Sunday, June 23. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Dubuque Speedway, which is a three-eighths-mile, will become the 10th track in the state of Iowa that the series has competed at dating back to the inaugural season of 1978. In 2017, the Outlaws made their debut at nearby West Liberty Raceway, with Shane Stewart picking up the win in that event.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition, following the 2018 season, will be in action with the Outlaws on June 23, which will mark his Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway debut.

Leading the way this year is Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing. Just behind Sweet is 10-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who pilots the No. 15 for Tony Stewart Racing.

Battling Sweet and Schatz in 2019 is stout group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel, 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart, along with fellow veteran drivers Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Ian Madsen.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen and Brent Marks are all back on the road full-time in 2019. Carson Macedo is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series inaugural event at Dubuque Speedway in Iowa on Sunday, June 23 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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Tickets now on sale for World of Outlaws return to Granite City Speedway

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — April 15, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Saturday, June 8 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition, following the 2018 season, will be in action with the Outlaws on June 8, which will mark his Granite City Speedway debut.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last visited Granite City Speedway in 2017, with 10-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz picking up the win. Shane Stewart was victorious at the three-eights-mile in 2016, while Schatz won the inaugural event for the Outlaws at Granite City Speedway in 2015.

Another strong roster of drivers is on the road, battling Schatz and Stewart this season. Brad Sweet, who has one win thus far in 2019, currently leads the standings by two points over Schatz as he chases his first Outlaws title. Daryn Pittman, who has already won twice this season, is third in points, just six markers out of the lead. Carson Macedo, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, who won earlier this year, sits fourth in points, with Logan Schuchart, who already has two wins this season, rounding out the top-five.

David Gravel, who is in his first season aboard the No. 41 for Jason Johnson Racing, and already has two wins this season, is sixth in points. Shane Stewart currently rides seventh, with Ian Madsen, who has one win this year, in eighth. Sheldon Haudenschild holds down the ninth spot, with Kraig Kinser rounding out the current top-10.

Also back on the road this season are Pennsylvania natives Brent Marks and Jacob Allen as well as veteran driver Jason Sides.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Granite City Speedway in Minnesota on Saturday, June 8 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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Tickets on sale for both World of Outlaws events at River Cities Speedway this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — April 15, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for both rounds of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The 1st Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour is set for Friday, June 7, with the series returning on Friday, August 16 for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour. Single event tickets as well as two-race ticket packages can be purchased. The NLRA Late Model Series will be in action both of those nights as well.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition, following the 2018 season, will compete in the 1st Leg of the North Tour on June 7, which will mark his River Cities Speedway debut.

Donny Schatz swept both races at River Cities Speedway last year to bring his ever-growing win total at the high-banked bullring in his home state to 11. The 10-time and defending series champion has swept both races at River Cities three times in his career. Schatz has won at least once in Grand Forks in six consecutive seasons. He also was victorious in the NLRA Late Model Series race at the track last August.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won for the first time at River Cities Speedway in 2014. David Gravel was victorious at River Cities Speedway in 2017, while Kraig Kinser picked up a win at the track in 2012.

Brad Sweet is the currently series point leader, with Schatz just two markers behind him and Pittman, six points back. Carson Macedo, who is in his rookie season on the tour, is currently fourth in points, with Logan Schuchart, who has a pair of wins this year, in fifth.

David Gravel, who also has won twice thus far in 2019, rides sixth in the standings, followed by Shane Stewart in seventh, Ian Madsen, who has a win in eighth, Sheldon Haudenschild in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.

Also on the tour again in 2019 is veteran driver and fan favorite, Jason Sides, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen and Brent Marks.

Tickets for both legs of the Gerdau Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 7 and Friday, August 16 as well as two-race ticket packages, can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023.

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IT’S a HUGE SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE WEEK at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY – THIS SAT. APRIL 20th, 7pm!

-DON’T MISS Pre-Race SCB FAN FEST from 6 until about 6:45pm, it’s going to be a BLAST! Meet the drivers, get selfies, see the cars up close, buy team and series apparel – and get your ‘race on’ early with the great cold drinks and hot food at the LoneStar Speedway concessions stand! LoneStar also has a great line of track souvenirs as well, so don’t miss out on all the pre-race activities!

- The current FORECAST is DRY, SUNNY & 78°!!!

- ADULT G.A. to this event is just $17! Thanks to LSS for holding the line and keeping ticket prices to this awesome event as family-friendly as possible!

- All LoneStar divisions are racing for great purse money too – Outlaw Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders! The Sprint Cars will be 2nd or 3rd feature out.

- Added bonuses: The SCB heat race winners will each collect $100 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! The top 6 qualifiers will all go to the Cabinets by Tommy $500 Pole Scramble, which will be a 5-lap race and will determine the top 6 starters in the feature, with the winner collecting $500 cash!

- H-U-G-E Easter Egg Hunt for the Kiddo’s. Racers please bring extra filled eggs to be added to the huge amount of them provided by the track, so each kid gets a bunch of them!

Here are complete event details:

Kilgore, TX (04/15/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the 1/3-mile high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore THIS SATURDAY, April 20th with the annual running of the Bunny Hop 25. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest behind the grandstands from 6-6:45pm, followed by the annual massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids (race teams: please bring filled eggs to add to the huge eggstravaganza!).

:30 LSS 2018 Series Finale REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at LoneStar Speedway was September 29th, and the feature race was full of ‘typical’ LoneStar action. And when I say typical, I mean full of excitement…which is the norm at LoneStar when the sprint cars hit the high banks! Scott Evans and Michael Day would pace the 21-car starting field early on, with a hungry Marcus Thomas in tow. Marcus had just returned to racing after a near career ending crash last May in Louisiana. Thomas would take command of the 25-lapper mid-way through and then disaster struck with two laps to go. Thomas was hammer down on the fast slurpy clay surface when two lapped cars directly in front of him were racing side-by-side, and both he and Michael Day closed at a rate so fast that they had to get on the binders enough that they made contact, resulting with Thomas knocking down his left rear tire. The green would remain out the final two laps, with Thomas limping to the pits, while Day would take home the $2,000 win.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

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

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway." Adult GA to this event is $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35.

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

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

$500 POLE SCRAMBLE ADDED: Tommy Bryant of Cabinets By Tommy LLC in Granbury Texas has stepped up to provide the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits drivers a sizable bonus for the April 20th series event coming to LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore, TX – Exit 583 & I-20), with the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble!

SBC :30 SECOND REWIND: During the past 17 Sprint Car Bandits events (dating back to the first event of 2018, through today), there have been 14 different feature winners – which is pretty incredible. This factoid is a further testament of just how well the SCB series rules work and how deep the competition is throughout the field of drivers. And only 4 of those 17 feature winners actually started from the pole position in the feature event, which shows how much actual racing goes on at our series events!

That being said, here’s how the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble will work at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th:

All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points.

At the conclusion of the heat races, finishing points plus passing points will be added up for each driver (as always), and the top 6 in overall points after the heat races will advance to the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble.

The 5-lap Pole Scramble will be lined up straight up by overall heat race points, and the winner will take home an additional $500 from Cabinets by Tommy LLC!

In addition, the finishing order of the Pole Scramble will become the lineup for the first 3 rows of that night’s 25-lap championship feature event.

The balance of the feature field will be as normal, which is straight up by heat race points for drivers finishing 7th through 16th. The remaining cars will come from the B-feature (which is also lined straight up by finishing points 17th (on the pole of the B) through the last remaining car in the field).

In light of the fact that all Sprint Car Bandits feature race lineups have always been straight up (no dreaded redraws), this will add a real interesting twist.

For example, at the last SCB event, heat race pole sitter Channin Tankersley started on the pole of his heat race and blistered the field. However, there were several other drivers that earned more total points than him at the end of the heats, so Channin was slated to line up 6th in the feature event.

Now, with the advent of the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble, a driver like that now has a chance to pass more cars to improve their starting spot in the feature…and the winner is going to collect a $500 bonus, to boot! It should be a lot of fun and make for added excitement for the race fans.

MORE ABOUT THE SPONSOR, Cabinets by Tommy LLC: Tommy Bryant is the company head, which is based out of Granbury Texas (southwest of Ft. Worth). Many of you know his daughter through sprint car racing, which is Britany Bryant that drove the beautiful #99B car at select Sprint Car Bandits events in the past. Cabinets by Tommy LLC is an extremely popular service-providing company for many homeowners throughout the Metroplex area, and they can be reached at TommysCabinets@outlook.com or by phoning 817-991-0659. Tommy, Britany and crew will be on hand to meet with racers and the fans at the Pre-Race Fan Fest at LoneStar, taking place at 6-6:45pm in the grandstand area on April 20th.

PLUS KOOL TRIKES $100 HEAT RACE BONUSES: Kool Trikes out of Clarksville Texas (east of Paris on Hwy 82) is a manufacturer of independent suspension trike conversion kits exclusively for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Kool Trikes offers kits to convert your two-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a three-wheeler. They have kits for every popular Harley model as well as an independent suspension upgrade for the Harley factory Tri Glides as well.

Last year Kool Trikes was an associate sponsor on Sammy Swindell's sprint car for the Knoxville Nationals, but this year Kool Trikes founder Randy Butler has decided to go back to his roots and sponsor events to help support local racers and the racing community, and has formed an alliance with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series based out of DFW.

Kool Trikes was created 11 years ago by long-time sprint car and winged super modified driver Randy Butler. Many of you fans will remember his great looking #5 sprinter that competed in a variety of series events, such as the IRA, WoO and ASCoC. A few years after sustaining career ending injuries at Knoxville in 1998 he decided that he wanted a motorcycle again. Problem was suffering from occasional bouts of vertigo riding a two-wheeler was just to unsafe.

Randy started looking into three-wheelers, or as they are known, trikes. He could see a need for trikes in general and became a dealer for three national brands. Problem was he couldn't find a trike that met his quality standards in ride, handling, and fit and finish expectations. Riding a trike just wasn't as fun as it should have been. Randy decided to build a better mouse trap so to speak...and Kool Trikes was born.

To contact Kool Trikes, visit them at www.KoolTrikes.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kool-Trikes-353958338031966

Plus, you can visit with Randy in the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th and at 82 Speedway on Saturday, April 27th. See posted event flyers for details such as times and locations. Randy will have a Kool Trikes unit on display in the Fan Fest area.

Additionally, for those two specific Sprint Car Bandits series events, all of the sprint car heat races will be renamed the Sprint Car Bandits Kool Trikes Heat Races, each paying $100/win from Kool Trikes!

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

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

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/15/19:

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

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, May 18)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22)

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

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

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

May 11 (Saturday) – Event booked, to be announced in the next few days

May 18 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

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

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

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

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

June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

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

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

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

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

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

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

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to LoneStar Speedway, near Kilgore Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/3 mile oval for the only scheduled time in 2019!

 

 

CGS Looks To Open 2019 Campaign On Saturday April 20th; Massive Easter Egg Hunt Planned

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Despite a wacky offseason which witnessed a massive snowstorm and flooding it appears that things are a go for the 2019 Season Opener at Cottage Grove Speedway. The historic ¼-mile clay oval will get things started on Saturday, April 20th and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night. Classes in competition include the Wingless Sprint Series, Late Models, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Since 2016 the Wingless Sprint Series has visited “The Grove” nine times and has had four different winners. Kyle Miller has won the lion’s share of those events with six triumphs to his credit. One-time winners include Cooper Desbiens, Rob Lindsey, and Tim Alberding. Last season, at CGS, Preston Luckman dominated the Late Model ranks with his seven trips to victory lane in sixteen starts while Jake Mayden managed a pair of wins in his title winning Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified season with Bricen James scoring the most triumphs, at eight.

The Street Stock championship was won by Ray Bloom with five victories while Andrew Langan recorded the most, with five. The Hornet ranks had an incredible showdown that went down to the final race. Graig Osborne not only won the championship but had eight wins over runner up Josh Corley who managed to obtain seven trips to the winner’s circle.

Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, Time Trials at 5:30, and Racing is scheduled to get kicked off around 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour's Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (April 15, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is $25,000 richer after one of the most dominating weekends of his racing career.

Scelzi guided his family owned No. 41s to a sweep of the Asparagus Cup last weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track, which hosted the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event that paid $10,000 to win on Friday and $15,000 to win on Saturday.

"To win both nights and have the big paying purse, it helps everyone on our team," he said. "One of the big things is how hard Brandon, Lucas and the team has worked the last couple of weeks. They have worked for a month straight trying to get organized and something like this makes it worth it."

The doubleheader started on Friday with Scelzi setting quick time in his group. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and from sixth to third place in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap A Main.

"I ran second for most of the feature," he said. "I slid Mitchell (Faccinto) for the lead about eight laps in, but the yellow came out so we had to go back to second. We got really right rear tight on the curb. I kept pushing harder and harder. Late in the race the door opened. He went to the top. In turn one and you can hit the bottom really well. I slid him and he got tight on the curb so we got the lead in turn two."

Scelzi took the lead with two laps remaining en route to his first career win at the track. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/_v7H0qXSZWg.

It got much sweeter on Saturday as the team continued to improve.

"Friday we were good, but the balance was a little off," Scelzi said. "I just pushed really hard to win. We made some changes with the car for Saturday. One thing with Bernie (Stuebgen) is he's not afraid to take a swing at it. We're never taking a step backwards and we're always improving."

Scelzi qualified second quickest in his group and he placed second in a heat race to garner a position into the dash. Unfortunately, he drew the highest number - eight - to line up last in the race.

"When you make a dash that's huge," he said. "Drawing the No. 8 sucks, but it gives you six more laps to get as high up as you can because every position counts."

Scelzi picked up a trio of positions to finish fifth, which is where he started in the 30-lap main event.

"They did some track prep before the feature, but we didn't change the car up a lot," he said. "We were really good in the main. That was one of the best cars I've ever driven. The harder I drove the thing the more comfortable I felt."

Scelzi quickly maneuvered to the front and took the lead on Lap 7. He pulled away for the sizeable triumph, which was his 10th career in the United States and 11th overall.

Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/LebhlrisPl0.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (3).

April 13 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

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

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

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

 

 

Swindell Garners Hard Charger Award During Season-Opening Race

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 15, 2019) - Sammy Swindell made a lot of progress during his season-opening sprint car race last Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The Thone Motorsports driver kicked off the Texas Outlaw Nationals by timing in 13th quickest during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series qualifying.

"When we went out for hot laps we were sixth overall and real close," he said. "We made a couple of changes and went the wrong direction I guess. The car was pushing off the corners. It doesn't take much to be from the front to the back."

Swindell then finished seventh in a heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"We did a couple of things for the heat, but we still weren't really happy with where we were at," he said. "I think I could have passed a car (to transfer directly into the main event), but I thought it was better we had some time on the track than try to move up a row or so. It worked out. We went out for the Last Chance Showdown and ran quicker laps than they did in the dash. I knew we made a lot of better changes."

Swindell won the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"We did just a little more for the main and we passed cars right away," he said. "It didn't take long and the track rubbered down. I ran the fifth quickest lap overall. We definitely went in the right direction."

Swindell gained five positions and was credited with the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars after placing 14th.

"We weren't that far off to begin with," he said. "We just need to get all of our stuff lined out. It was a good start to the season. We know of a couple of things we did wrong that hurt us and we found a couple of things the car and motor liked so we should be ahead of that the next time we go out."

Saturday's event finale rained out.

Swindell and Thone Motorsports will take this weekend off before returning to action with the World of Outlaws April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Rossie Feed & Grain has been helping us for quite a few years and has been on our Chili Bowl cars for a while," Swindell said. "Jon Black has always been a good friend. He likes sprint car racing and we're glad to have him with us on this car."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Hopf Farms, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Premier Truck Group, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Make Progress During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 15, 2019) - Kerry Madsen is optimistic following the season-opening race for Big Game Motorsports.

The KI Crossbows backed team ventured to Devil's Bowl Speedway last Friday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We didn't quite have the balance right," Madsen said. "We got caught up in hot laps and didn't get clean laps in. In qualifying we didn't have the balance quite right and didn't time as good as we should have."

Madsen qualified 15th quickest overall. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We worked on it a little and the balance was good," he said. "Unfortunately, it laid rubber about five laps in. I passed a few more cars than the results show, but I gave them back trying to stay out of the rubber longer than I should have. We were making good progress and I was really happy with how the race car felt."

Madsen ended with an 11th-place result. His four positions gained in the feature was tied for the second-most cars passed.

"We found a few things throughout the night that we rectified," he said. "Everyone else has been racing for two months so we'll be on our back foot for a little. I felt really good where we ended the night though. Hopefully we can start strong with good speed next weekend at Knoxville."

Last Saturday's event finale rained out.

The team is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

KI CROSSBOWS -

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Chase Johnson Records First Winged Sprint Car Win of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (April 15, 2019) - Chase Johnson was victorious in his third different type of race car last Friday at Ocean Speedway, where he captured his first winged sprint car triumph of the season in his family owned No. 24.

"That's something really special," he said. "That's a big goal of mine this season and is for my future. I want to show up to the race track and I want to be capable of winning in any type of car at any type of track. It's cool to get three different types of wins this early in the season. Now we need a winged 410 win and non-wing 410 win and I'll be a happy camper."

Johnson, who posted a midget and a 360ci non-wing sprint car victory last month, kicked off Friday's competition by qualifying fourth quickest. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We qualified good," he said. "It wasn't setting the world on fire, but we were good enough to be in a good spot. We took what we could each time we hit the track and that put ourselves in a good spot for the main.

"I got to second on the first lap and I want to say we grabbed the lead on the second or third lap. I felt really good. We have a strong engine package and a strong car package. I feel really strong whenever we hop in that car. I feel like it's capable of winning any time we hit the track."

That was evident on Friday as Johnson led the majority of the laps after taking the early lead and he outlasted his younger brother, Colby, for the trip to Victory Lane.

"Our team had a one-two finish so that was pretty cool," Chase Johnson said. "That is the first time that's happened so it was really special to go first and second. It was pretty much a perfect night for our family and our team."

Next up for Johnson is the season opener at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"Johnny Franklin's Muffler has been with me since Day 1 of my racing career," Johnson said. "With their two locations in both Sonoma and Marin County's makes for no excuse to not stop by and get a free quote on making your street car sound like my race car. Family own and ran since 1961, you feel the family atmosphere instantly. For not only your exhaust and muffler needs, Johnny Franklin's also can take care of your driveline and hitch issues. Visit them today and tell them I sent you."

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

 

 

Kids Easter Egg Hunt at Marysville Raceway

Marysville, CA (April 15, 2019) – Families can come out and celebrate Easter one day early. On Saturday night, April 20, the Marysville Raceway will host auto racing and an Easter Egg Hunt for all the kids in attendance, ages 11 and under. Four racing divisions will highlight the night on the track led by the 360-winged sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks and Vintage Hardtops. While the racing will be fast and fierce on the track, the hunt for eggs will be just as intense. The friendly staff at Marysville Raceways loves interacting with the kids and families during this special night of racing and hunting for eggs.

The pit gate will open at 3 PM while the front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM. Race cars on the track at 6 PM.

Adult admission into the grandstands is $13.00. Juniors, seniors and military with ID are just $11.00. Kids 6-11 are $6 and five and under are FREE. A family pass for $40 gets two adults and two juniors or three kids 11 and under into the grandstands. As always, parking is FREE.

Fans can buy tickets in advance on line at www.marysvilleraceway.com

Coming off a weekend without racing at Marysville, the drivers will be eager to hit the track this Saturday night. The top storylines going into point race No. 6 will be as follows; can anyone stop Chico’s Michael Ing? Winning all three previous sprint car main events is an amazing feat. Can he make it four for four? Or who will emerge as the driver able to knock of Ing from the top spot.

Second question; how many Hobby Stocks will show up? My goodness, the previous two races averaged 28 drivers. Talk about a traffic jam on the quarter-mile oval track. The Hobby Stocks feature some of the most talented drivers and colorful characters in our racing circle.

As if those two divisions mentioned above are not enough, ad the popular traveling Dwarf Cars to the mix. These guys are as intense on the track as any racing group you will witness. The division averages around 20 cars every time they are scheduled at Marysville.

For the nostalgic fans of racing we are happy to host the Vintage Hardtops as the fourth division this Saturday night. Take a trip back memory lane as these cars from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s race around the tacky surface of Marysville Raceway.

 

 

Sides Rallies Late During Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 15, 2019) - It's hard to dig out of a hole, which is the position Jason Sides was in last Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Sides qualified 17th quickest during the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals. With impending weather on the way track conditions were tricky all night.

"If you look at qualifying I think they knew rain was coming so they didn't put a lot of water on it," he said. "We were really good in hot laps. We put some tires on and went back out for qualifying and we ended up darn near where we went out. It wasn't real good, but quick time was one of the first cars and it kept falling off. That put us behind."

A seventh-place run in a heat race relegated Sides to the Last Chance Showdown. He finished second in the race to transfer into the 20 th starting position for the main event.

"It was thundering and lightning," he said. "We put another pair of used tires on there and 20 gallons of fuel. We didn't even expect the whole feature to get in. It was spitting rain as we were lining up, but we got it in. We passed a couple of cars just getting underneath them. The track rubbered up pretty heavily all the way through. The biggest part was coming off the corners. It was solid rubber off turn four and halfway down the front straightaway and off turn two halfway down the back straightaway."

Sides gained four positions - tied for the second-most cars passed - to finish 16th.

Saturday's finale rained out.

The team will take this weekend off before resuming Outlaws competition April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (20).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 26 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; April 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; and April 28 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Schuett Scores Top-Five Finish in Only His Third Sprint Car Race

Inside Line Promotions - GRANITE CITY, Ill. (April 15, 2019) - Kyle Schuett recorded another eye-catching finish in his brief 410ci winged sprint car racing career with a top-five run Friday night at Tri-City Speedway with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series.

The achievement came in just the third night of sprint car competition for Schuett, who raced midgets and micro sprints prior to this year.

"We certainly exceeded our expectations," said Schuett, who finished fifth after starting 18th. "We thought we'd do pretty well, but we weren't expecting a top five by our third race."

The evening didn't begin well for Schuett and his team as they battled engine woes during hot laps and their heat race.

"The motor was misfiring a bit in hot laps," he said. "We thought it was popping because it was running lean so we threw some more fuel at it for the heat race and it became worse. I ended up pulling in during the heat.

"We had trouble with the mag moving the weekend before and we got it set during the week. We discovered it had moved again during hot laps and the heat race. We were able to reset the mag again and time the engine before the feature."

Schuett's DNF in his heat race forced him to start 18th in the night's main event, leading to a reasonable goal for the feature.

"I was just hoping that the motor would run well in the feature," he said. "I just wanted to get some laps in. The track was a little rough and I was mainly concerned about getting through the bumps without getting caught up with another car."

Schuett was quickly able to pass a number of cars. Along with attrition, he soon found himself in the top 10.

"We got up to around 12th or 13th and then a few guys fell out and we were around eighth," he said. "I thought that was about where he would finish. But then we had a restart with about three laps to go. The leader ran out of fuel when the race restarted and the field kind of stacked up behind him. I was able to get around several cars when that happened and moved to fifth, which is where I finished."

Schuett was pleased with his result and acknowledged the role that good fortune played.

"Luck certainly helped a bit," he said. "We just took our time, avoided the wrecks and it played out in our favor. I was just happy with the way our car ran in the feature after the way our night started.

"Our goals for now remain the same. We're not going to get greedy and expect a top-three finish in our next race. Our goals each night are still to make the A Main and run all the laps."

Schuett's early season momentum will be put on hold for a bit as the next MOWA Series race won't be until May 18. The open weeks in the schedule actually fit well with his personal life.

"My last exam to become a CPA is on May 14 so I'll be studying a lot between now and then," he said. "I'd love to race with the World of Outlaws at Jacksonville and Pevely, but I think it's better that I get more seat time before racing with them or the All Stars. Once I pass my final exam we can race every weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. - Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 5 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

May 18 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roof Bolt Transport

Roof Bolt Transport, Inc., of Marion, Ill., operates throughout the continental United States. Their primary business is transporting support system products to underground mining facilities. They also transport iron, steel and building materials. For more information, visit http://www.roofbolttransport.com .

"Tom Via, the owner of Roof Bolt Transport, has been a very good friend of ours," Schuett said. "We really appreciate his support and friendship and we're proud to have his company on our car this year."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane Inc., AMSOIL, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powdercoating, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Revving Up 'RacinBoys All Access' and 'PRIME TIME Live Brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group' This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2019) - A pair of ASCS Sooner Region races are on tap for RacinBoys All Access, which provides live Pay-Per-View video from nearly all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events along with other special races.

The regional events this weekend are Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. The broadcasts feature live video from hot laps through the A Main.

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on April 26 and at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on April 27 are on deck for RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group returns this weekend.

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

Several of the marquee racing events around the country this weekend include the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions competing in Ohio; the ASCS Gulf South Region racing in Louisiana; and USAC national sprint cars in Indiana to name a few.

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Welcome Back to the Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA (April 15, 2019) …. This Friday night, April 19th, the lights, action and sounds of auto racing will finally be on display at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The previous three Friday nights have been washed away because of bad weather. Technically, this should be points race No. 4; however, it will serve as opening night. Three divisions will be on hand led by the popular winged 360 sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks.

Friday night will also serve as a fun-filled-family night of entertainment as we host our Annual Easter Egg hunt for kids 11 and under. We are also anticipating an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Our long-time friends and supporters of the Silver Dollar Speedway Mike and Carol McCann, owners of Cherry St. Mini Storage, are adding an extra $500 to the winner of the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event. The race will now pay $2,000 to win.

Pit gate opens at 4 PM. Front grandstand gate opens at 6 PM. Adult general admission is $15.00. Seniors (62+) and juniors (12-15) and military with proper i.d. are $13.00. Children (6-11) are $6.00. Kids five and under are FREE. Parking for fans is FREE. Racing is slated to start at 7 PM.

To avoid standing in long lines on race night to purchase tickets, there is an on-line ticket option located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com so fans can buy tickets in advance.

Competitors are encouraged to turn on Martin Luther King Blvd and then turn onto Silver Dollar Way by Costco to enter the back side of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

St. Helena’s Rico Abreu will lead a long list of talented winged 360 sprint car drivers. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, the now 4-time champ, and Roseville’s Sean Becker, 6-time champ, are set to renew their friendly rivalry for the track championship. The hottest driver in Northern California is Chico’s Michael Ing. This season, Ing has won three in a row sprint car main events at Marysville Raceway. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox and Hollister’s Tony Gualda are scheduled to compete also. Nearly 30 sprint cars are predicted for opening night racing.

Yuba City’s Brian Cooper is set to lead the charge of the IMCA Sport Mods into this Friday night. Grass Valley’s Andrew Peckham and Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford will be there to challenge Cooper for the win. Locally, Tyler Rodgers and Mike Ficklin are also scheduled to appear.

The Hobby Stock division continues to be a mainstay at the Speedway. Last year’s champion, Jeremy Langenderfer will look to repeat in 2019. James West, Colin Ferguson and Mel Byers are all championship contenders.

 

 

Abreu earns back-to-back top-ten finishes during Stockton’s Asparagus Cup

Date: Friday, April 12th Event: Asparagus Cup Night #1 Series: Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (24th)

Date: Saturday, April 13th Event: Asparagus Cup Night #2 Series: Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (9th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 15, 2019) - Although showing some signs of frustration, Rico Abreu’s two-day visit to the Stockton Dirt Track with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) resulted in success, wrapping up Asparagus Cup competition with a pair of top-ten performances, one of which the result of an incredible charge from dead last to finish fifth.

Certainly a premier 360c.i. event in northern California, the second annual Asparagus Cup awarded $10,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, finished fifth and ninth, respectively, during his Stockton trip, highlighting the weekend with an impressive mount from 24th to finish fifth on Friday, April 12.

Although impressive, Abreu’s rally from last was the result of a failed attempt to transfer through his respective heat race. The St. Helena, California-native was forced to race the evening’s B-main where he advanced from the outside of row five to finish third. That momentum boost soon led to Abreu’s impressive hard charge during the Asparagus Cup opener.

Abreu’s trip to Stockton Dirt Track concluded with a ninth place finish during the $15,000-to-win Asparagus Cup finale on Saturday, April 13; he started in the exact same position.

“The weekend was definitely exciting, but that’s not what we had in mind. I’m glad the fans enjoyed the show, but we certainly had to do things the hard way on Friday,” Rico Abreu explained, who is still hunting for his first victory of 2019. “Things were certainly a lot calmer on Saturday, but we still fell short of our goals. We still have some things to figure out with this car. I have a hard working team. We’ll get to where we need to be very soon.”

Rico Abreu will return to competition this Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20, with another pair of 360c.i. events in northern California, this time visiting Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday, followed by a trip to Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

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

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

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru April 15, 2019) Total Races: 14 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 5 Total Top-10s: 8 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Donny Schatz earns top-five during visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Dates: Friday & Saturday, April 12th & 13th Event: Texas Outlaw Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 5th (6th) Saturday: Cancelled/Rain

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 1682 points (two points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 15, 2019) - Despite the weekend ultimately cut in half due to wet weather invading much of Texas on Saturday afternoon, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz made the most of his trip to Devil’s Bowl Speedway with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and continued his impressive stretch of consistency with another top-ten performance on Friday night, April 12.

Schatz, a former Texas Outlaw Nationals champion at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, finished fifth, officially, during his visit to Mesquite, improving one position after starting sixth on the evening’s grid. Faced with abrasive track conditions, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway surface eventually fell victim to rubber, soon creating a narrow lane for competition.

The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car kicked off his evening at Devil’s Bowl Speedway with a second place finish during heat race action, soon followed by a sixth place run during the evening’s dash.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. We’ve had some success there, so that makes it easy to go back,” Donny Schatz said regarding the Texas Outlaw Nationals. “I think we were better than where we finished, but consistency is important. We’ll take this and move forward.”

Donny Schatz will enjoy an off-weekend before returning to World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition on Friday through Sunday, April 26-28, with a three-day sweep through areas of Missouri and Illinois. The ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion will visit Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway during his three-day trek, ultimately working to takeover the World of Outlaws point lead, as well as add a few more marks in the win column.

In fact, Donny Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws winner at Lake Ozark Speedway, scoring $10,000 over David Gravel and Kerry Madsen from the inside of row two.

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

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

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

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

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru April 15, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 12 World of Outlaws Wins: 1 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 8 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 12


 

Stewart finishes sixth during Thursday Night Thunder at Virginia Motor Speedway

Date: Thursday, April 11th
Event: Thursday Night Thunder
Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 15, 2019) - Despite Mother Nature wreaking havoc on much of Tony Stewart’s weekend in the Mid-Atlantic, the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion did have the opportunity to compete with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 on one occasion, visiting the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., on Thursday, April 11.

The $10,000-to-win, Thursday Night Thunder program resulted in a top-ten finish for the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, ultimately maintaining a top-ten position to finish sixth after starting in the exact same spot.

Smoke finished sixth in the Thursday Night Thunder dash to earn his third row starting position, solidifying his way in the dash lineup by finishing second during his respective heat race.

Despite finishing where he started, Stewart pressured the front-runners for much of the 30-lap program, eventually forced to settle for sixth after losing a pair of spots to Cale Conley and Aaron Reutzel during the closing circuits. In fact, Stewart was racing for positions well inside the top-five during the $10,000-to-win main event, but a near-spin during a battle with Brock Zearfoss at the midpoint of the 30-lapper erased some much needed momentum.

“That was a lot of fun. We had a close call during our race with Brock [Zearfoss], but we were able to stick with it and battle for a top-five,” Tony Stewart explained, a two-time sprint car winner thus far in 2019. “That caution with two laps to go kinda hurt those racing hard in traffic. It was going to get interesting at the end. Hopefully we have the opportunity to return to Virginia Motor Speedway in the future.”

‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart will return to competition this Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20, with the two-day Core & Main Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions. Smoke will enter the highly-competitive program with one All Star victory to his credit this season, that occurring at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Saturday, February 2.

 

TEXAS TOP-10: Stewart & CJB Wrap Grab Top-10 in Lone Stop at Devils Bowl
Rain washes away big money night; Outlaws in action in Missouri next

CARLISLE, PA. - April 15, 2019 - Shane Stewart and the CJB team got things started off on the right foot as they returned from the west coast by locking in a 10th place finish in the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals. The race, held on Friday, April 12th, was the only one to be completed on the weekend as Mother Nature washed away the following nights action.

For Friday evening, Stewart timed in 14th quick, finished 4th in his heat race and started the feature in 11th.

"I'm not sure what the issue is," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "Our night was more about the pill draw than anything. Everyone that went out late qualified in about the same spot."

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take Easter weekend off before returning with a three night barn storm through the mid west. Stewart and the team will take the weekend off to spend time with family.

"A weekend off isn't what we really need," Stewart said. "It will be nice to spend some quality time with away from the track with family and enjoy what Easter is all about."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS:
Events: 17
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 1
Top-5's: 4
Top-10's: 10
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

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

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Grays Harbor Raceway Purse Increases

Grays Harbor Raceway is pleased to announce the purses for all classes have been increased by over $17,000 for the regular weekly shows. The following is the highlights of the increases:

The 360 Sprint Class will increase from $1,200 to $1,400 to win and 2nd place from $800 to $900. The start money has increased from $220 to $300.

Street Stocks will increase from $160 to $180 to win and 2nd from $145 to $160.The Start money has increased from $50 to $70.

Modified Class will increase the start money from $100 to $125 and added money to each position all the way up to 6th place.

Midget Class will increase the start money from $80 to $100 with added money to each position all the way up to 4th place.

There has also been an increase for the B mains in all classes (above the $17,000).

The Outlaw Tuner Class will have a purse for the first time of over 3,500 for the season.

The Washington Modified Tour will increase from $500 to $600 to win and added money to each position through 18th at $125 (up from $100).

Purse information can be found here
http://www.graysharborraceway.com/rules/

 

 

WSS Visits Cottage Grove Speedway For 2019 Season Opener

The 2019 Wingless Sprint Series is scheduled to kick off this coming Saturday, April 20, at the Cottage Grove Speedway. This will be the first of 4 weekends at the famed ¼ mile bullring scheduled throughout the summer. Last Season, would also see 4 trips. Defending Series Champion, Rob Lindsey, would take the Season Opener main event win. Tim Alberding would be victorious on the 2nd trip to CGS. Kyle Miller would be the only multiple time winner at the ¼ mile taking the last 2 wins, including the prestigious Herz Precision Wingless Nationals. Cottage Grove Speedway will also be celebrating Easter weekend this Saturday, with an Easter egg hunt taking place during intermission.

Prices and times for this event are as follows; Gates open at 3:30 Hot Laps/Qualifying at 5:30 Racing at 6:00 Adults - $13.00 Juniors, Seniors, & Military - $10.00 Youth (6-12) - $5.00

2019 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule:

4/20 Cottage Grove Speedway 5/4 Madras Speedway 5/18 Cottage Grove Speedway 5/25 Grays Harbor Raceway 6/8 Grays Harbor Raceway 6/15 Cottage Grove Speedway 6/22 Sunset Speedway Park 7/13 Grays Harbor Raceway 7/20 Willamette Speedway 8/10 Sunset Speedway Park 8/31 Coos Bay Speedway 9/6 Cottage Grove Speedway 9/7 Cottage Grove Speedway 9/21 Willamette Speedway

For more information regarding Cottage Grove Speedway please visit, http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com For more information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series please visit, http://www.winglesssprintseries.com

 

 

PIRTEK TO BE UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES TITLE SPONSOR

Harris, Mn., April 12----The PIRTEK stores of St Paul Midway and Plymouth will be the Title Sponsor of the Upper Midwest Sprint Car series (UMSS) for the next three years. The UMSS will now be rebranded as the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS). The PIRTEK brand will also sponsor a number of PIRTEK UMSS driver programs in 2019 as well as the first heat and features for both the wing and traditional programs.

PIRTEK is the fluid power system leader in sales and service and the only brand of its kind in franchising in the United States. PIRTEK boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, PIRTEK offers unmatched service and logistics. In addition, PIRTEK provides hydraulic hose repair and on site hose service with an ETA of 1 Hour, 24/7.

To learn more about PIRTEK, please click on these links;
St Paul Midway - https://www.pirtekusa.com/locations/pirtek-midway/
Plymouth - https://www.pirtekusa.com/locations/pirtek-plymouth/

The PIRTEK UMSS was formed in 2008 and offers both a wing and a traditional sprint car program. The PIRTEK UMSS brand is sustainability, affordability and accessibility for the teams, tracks and fans. For more information on the PIRTEK UMSS, please go to www.umsprints.com or find us on Facebook

 

 

ROCKAUTO TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

 by Kris Peterson

Harris, Mn., April 14---- RockAuto, a leading online auto parts store, has supported the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) since 2015 and will continue their support of the UMSS in 2019.

“RockAuto is pleased to announce our continued support of the UMSS as their Victory Lane sponsor for the wing and traditional programs. We have had great success reaching our loyal racing customers through our relationship with the series,” said Cynthia Krueger of RockAuto.

RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to millions of customers worldwide. The www.rockauto.com catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions; all at reliably low prices. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door.

The UMSS was formed in 2008 and offers both a wing and a traditional sprint car program. The UMSS brand is sustainability, affordability and accessibility for the teams, tracks and fans. For more information on the UMSS, please go to www.umsprints.com or find us on Facebook

 

 

LANDON SIMON PARTNERS WITH NEW SPONSORS FOR 2019 AND BEYOND


INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2019) -- Landon Simon announced today the addition of several new partners for the 2019 racing season and beyond. Wanzer Financial, Kings Poultry, Wicked Energy Gum, Hergott Real Estate Group and The Hayloft Farm to Table Store have jumped onboard with the familiar #24 team. Landon Simon Racing will also move forward with continued support from long-time partners DRC Chassis, Simpson Race Products, Brown and Miller, DMI, Astro Titanium, Hoosier Racing Tire, KSE, Rod End Supply and Keizer Wheels.

Dubbed “The Hayloft Special,” the 2019 LSR scheme will take on an old school sprint car look complete with gold leaf and pinstriping by Nemesis Design in collaboration with High Side Design.

“I couldn’t be happier with our 2019 partnerships. In this sport, surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having common goals makes all the difference. I believe in the products and people I am representing. I’m really looking forward to growing these brands and companies together,” said team owner and driver Landon Simon.

Our new partners Wicked Energy Gum and Kings Poultry are available for purchase at The Hayloft Farm to Table Store in Brownsburg-- Indiana’s only retailer for both brands.

Wicked Energy Gum is a convenient, fast-acting, alternative to energy drinks. Their mission is to provide that extra boost to get you through your day and to help you stay focused. This company has compressed the best ingredients into each piece of Wicked Energy Gum, providing an easy to enjoy, boost of energy and focus without having to fill up on a bottle of liquid. You can find Wicked Energy Gum online at www.wickedenergygum.com or in-store at The Hayloft in Brownsburg, Indiana.

King’s Poultry Farm located in Bradford, Ohio is a quickly growing family poultry farm. King’s makes eating well easy by producing chicken products that are local, nutritional, and natural. They provide their customers with a large variety of products and are frequently expanding their product lines to offer their customer base with more options. King’s Poultry Farm promises that their products contain chicken and only chicken- no additives and no enhancements. All animals are humanely raised.

Wanzer Financial is a full-service tax, accounting, and payroll processing firm in Brownsburg, Indiana. Your accounting professional should be a trusted advisor to help take you to the next level. Wanzer Financial provides service beyond the numbers. You decide what level of involvement you want, and Wanzer Financial will perform the accounting, tax and/or payroll tasks and discuss the results with you on a regular basis. Whether you are a small business, law firm or individual, Wanzer Financial provides one-on-one guidance and support to help you manage your personal and business financial future.

Full season team plans will be reflected on the website at www.landonsimon.com

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

 

Blud Lubricants Showcases Three of Top Four Drivers During ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series Event in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 12, 2019) - A trio of Blud Lubricants sponsored competitors captured top-five finishes last Saturday during a San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series event.

Kyle Shipley garnered a runner-up result with his brother, Joshua, rounding out the podium at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Joshua Shipley passed fellow Team Blud Lubricants driver Joe Scheopner for third place on the final lap to continue the strong start to the season for the three racers.

"I feel like we had the fastest car and had an excellent starting spot," Kyle Shipley said. "I spent too much time trying to get around a slower car. After a red flag I knew I had to do something different to get around this car and I drove it in real hard on top. I was able to clear him and once I did we kind of ran out of laps to catch the leader. It would have been nice to run the top every lap, but the cushion was so gnarly it would make the car bicycle. All in all, it was a solid night collecting the runner-up spot."

The second-place finish marked Shipley's fourth top five of the season with the series.

Joshua Shipley's late-race pass wrapped up his fourth consecutive podium outing with the series.

"We ran fifth for most of the race, but eventually fell back to ninth as I tried to avoid a wreck," he said. "The car was good though and we were able to race our way back up to third. I wish that we would've had just a couple more laps. I think we could've gained at least another spot. Overall, it was a good weekend and I'm proud of the outcome."

Scheopner's fourth-place finish was his fourth top five this year.

The next series race for the trio of drivers is April 27 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BludLubricants.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bludlubricants

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

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

BLUD LUBRICANTS -

Blud Lubricants produces 100 percent synthetic oils and lubricants that are designed and engineered to enhance the precision engineered vehicles that use the products. Blud Lubricants' signature products - Blud Powersports Series, Blud Racing Pro Series and Blud Racing Pro Elite Series - were created to bring out the highest level of performance and protection for all types of racing, including dirt track, sprint, road, off-road, desert, enduro, motocross, supercross, karting, drag, hi-speed boat and a host of others. For more information, visit http://www.BludLubricants.com.

RACER SUPPORT -

Blud Lubricants is actively seeking committed and talented racers that desire to upgrade their machines performance with its next generation synthetic lubricants. Blud Lubricants has several programs that are available to racers and series. Its Rider Support and Racer/Series Sponsor programs are now accepting applications for the 2019 season. For more information, visit https://www.bludlubricants.com/sponsorship .

 

Atomic Speedway OH

Fans & Teams,
We are fresh off the heels of an awesome event last night with the Buckeye Spring 50, where we hosted 33 late models and 29 sport mods...the show ended just after 9:30pm as we tried extremely hard to make sure everyone got home at a decent hour.

We would like to invite you to join us TOMORROW Saturday April 13th as the BOSS Sprint Car Series kicks off their 2019 season with us right here at Atomic Speedway. The BOSS teams always put on an exciting show, and we love seeing our local sprint car teams join them and mix it up!
Also on the racing card for Saturday Night will be Late Models $2,000 to win / $300 to start, Modifieds $1,000 to win / $150 to start, and Sport Mods $400 to win / $100 to start.

Our front lot is open overnight for anyone who wishes to camp.

Pit Gates Open 3:00PM
Main Gates Open 4:00PM
Fire Sprints 5:15PM
Drivers Meeting 5:45PM
Hot Laps 6:00PM

General Admission $15
Seniors/Veterans $12
Kids 10&under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass (6-10) $20
Kids Pit Pass (5&under) FREE

We will see you at the track!!

 

‘NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED’ for this $PRINT CAR BANDIT$ SERIES UPDATE: $500 Up for Grabs from CABINETS BY TOMMY LLC at LoneStar 4/20!

Granbury, TX (4/12/19) by DarinShort.com. Tommy Bryant of Cabinets By Tommy LLC in Granbury Texas has stepped up to provide the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits drivers a sizable bonus for the April 20th series event coming to LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore, TX – Exit 583 & I-20), with the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble!

SBC :30 SECOND REWIND: During the past 17 Sprint Car Bandits events (dating back to the first event of 2018, through today), there have been 14 different feature winners – which is pretty incredible. This factoid is a further testament of just how well the SCB series rules work and how deep the competition is throughout the field of drivers. And only 4 of those 17 feature winners actually started from the pole position in the feature event, which shows how much actual racing goes on at our series events!

That being said, here’s how the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble will work at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th:

All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points.
At the conclusion of the heat races, finishing points plus passing points will be added up for each driver (as always), and the top 6 in overall points after the heat races will advance to the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble.
The 5-lap Pole Scramble will be lined up straight up by overall heat race points, and the winner will take home an additional $500 from Cabinets by Tommy LLC!
In addition, the finishing order of the Pole Scramble will become the lineup for the first 3 rows of that night’s 25-lap championship feature event.
The balance of the feature field will be as normal, which is straight up by heat race points for drivers finishing 7th through 16th. The remaining cars will come from the B-feature (which is also lined straight up by finishing points 17th (on the pole of the B) through the last remaining car in the field).

In light of the fact that all Sprint Car Bandits feature race lineups have always been straight up (no dreaded redraws), this will add a real interesting twist.

For example, at the last SCB event, heat race pole sitter Channin Tankersley started on the pole of his heat race and blistered the field. However, there were several other drivers that earned more total points than him at the end of the heats, so Channin was slated to line up 6th in the feature event.

Now, with the advent of the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble, a driver like that now has a chance to pass more cars to improve their starting spot in the feature…and the winner is going to collect a $500 bonus, to boot! It should be a lot of fun and make for added excitement for the race fans.

MORE ABOUT THE SPONSOR, Cabinets by Tommy LLC: Tommy Bryant is the company head, which is based out of Granbury Texas (southwest of Ft. Worth). Many of you know his daughter through sprint car racing, which is Britany Bryant that drove the beautiful #99B car at select Sprint Car Bandits events in the past. Cabinets by Tommy LLC is an extremely popular service-providing company for many homeowners throughout the Metroplex area, and they can be reached at TommysCabinets@outlook.com or by phoning 817-991-0659. Tommy, Britany and crew will be on hand to meet with racers and the fans at the Pre-Race Fan Fest at LoneStar, taking place at 6-6:45pm in the grandstand area on April 20th.

MORE ABOUT THE LoneStar EVENT:

THE ‘BANDITS ARE HEADED TO LONESTAR – SAT. APRIL 20th!

Kilgore, TX (03/26/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the 1/3-mile high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore on Saturday, April 20th with the annual running of the Bunny Hop 25. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest behind the grandstands from 6-6:45pm, followed by the annual massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids (race teams: please bring filled eggs to add to the huge eggstravaganza!).

:30 LSS 2018 Series Finale REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at LoneStar Speedway was September 29th, and the feature race was full of ‘typical’ LoneStar action. And when I say typical, I mean full of excitement…which is the norm at LoneStar when the sprint cars hit the high banks! Scott Evans and Michael Day would pace the 21-car starting field early on, with a hungry Marcus Thomas in tow. Marcus had just returned to racing after a near career ending crash last May in Louisiana. Thomas would take command of the 25-lapper mid-way through and then disaster struck with two laps to go. Thomas was hammer down on the fast slurpy clay surface when two lapped cars directly in front of him were racing side-by-side, and both he and Michael Day closed at a rate so fast that they had to get on the binders enough that they made contact, resulting with Thomas knocking down his left rear tire. The green would remain out the final two laps, with Thomas limping to the pits, while Day would take home the $2,000 win.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

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

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway." Adult GA to this event is $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35.

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

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. Plus we’ll have the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500/win Pole Scramble following the heat races, which will determine the top 6 starting positions in the SCB feature.

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

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

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/12/19:

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 11 (Saturday) – Event booked, to be announced in the next few days

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

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

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

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

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

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

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

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

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

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

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

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to LoneStar Speedway, near Kilgore Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/3 mile oval for the only scheduled time in 2019!

 

Green Mountain Gearheads Named Title Sponsor for Sprint Cars of New England
 

 Sprint Cars of New England President Will Hull and Green Mountain Gearhead’s Mike Batchelder are pleased to announce that the Green Mountain Gearheads will be the organizations title Sponsor for 2019.

 

 Green Mountain Gearheads first involvement with the Sprint Cars of New England according to Mike Batchelder was a few seasons ago. “We first became involved with the Sprint cars of New England by Sponsoring Will Hull. Over the past couple of seasons we saw what the group was about and really liked it. When Will asked us about sponsorship we were glad to get behind such a great group of people who are clearly passionate about the sport. We are super excited and feel the contact with all the racers and fans at the different tracks will help grow our business and lead to increased awareness of what we do”

 

 Will Hull, president of the Sprint Cars of New England said “After working with me for a couple of seasons we agreed that it would be mutually beneficial for both the Sprint Cars of New England and Green Mountain Gearheads for them to become the series sponsor. We are happy to have them on board and look forward to having a long relationship with them”.

 

 Green Mountain Gearheads have a state of the art facility located in Williston, Vermont featuring a full service engine machine shop and Vermont’s most capable Dyno that allows for road, drag strip and circle track simulation, and is ideal for tuning boosted vehicles. With the in-ground and All Wheel Drive options Green Mountain Gearheads can test almost all cars, trucks and motorcycles up to 3000 hp and 200 mph. They also stock an extensive line of performance parts and if they can’t source it many performance components can be fabricated in house.

 

 The Sprint Cars of New England 17 race season kicks off on April 27th at the RumTown Speedway in Wentworth, NH.

 

 For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

 

 

Carney’s Opening Weekend Cut Short by Weather after Top 15 Prelim Run

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (April 11, 2019) – The opening weekend of the 2019 season didn’t go exactly according to plan for John Carney II with Mother Nature wiping out the primary night of last weekend’s NCRA Sprint Car “Air Capital Shootout” at Wichita’s 81 Speedway.

Carney did manage to get in one night of action on Friday aboard the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car, rebounding from an early-race incident to salvage a 14th-place finish on the night.

“Most nights on a deal like that with no points or real money on the line, I probably wouldn’t have gone back out,” Carney said after a quick left rear tire change got him back in contention. “But with this being our first race of the year, I just wanted to get some more laps and get the feel of the car.”

Carney began the night with a third-place heat race finish after starting third and then won his “B” Main to secure the 13th starting position for the main event.

Some opening lap chaos sent another car into Carney’s left rear, cutting the tire down and resulting in a quick trip to the work area for repairs. Carney worked his way back up to 14th by race’s end on a rubbered-down surface.

“We were just a little too snug early in the night, but I felt like we were getting it better each time out,” Carney explains.

Poised for money night on Saturday, the plug was pulled early in the day.

With one night in the books, Carney will be back in action when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour fires off at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway and Cameron, Missouri’s U.S. 36 Raceway on April 25-26.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Eagle (NE) Raceway and U.S. 36 Raceway (Cameron, MO) on April 25-26.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

If you would like John Carney 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.

 

 

Andrews Impressed With New Team and Runner-Up Result on Opening Night

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 11, 2019) - The first night out with a new team usually has everyone a little nervous, but for Chris Andrews and the Ken and Duane Mackey owned team it turned out to be a great night of racing.

Andrews, who is a two-time Attica Raceway Park 410ci sprint car champion, had never hot lapped the Mackey Racing machine let alone raced it prior to last Saturday's season opener. But when the checkered flag flew he not only led some of the feature, Andrews ended up with a runner-up result during Attica Raceway Park's first race of the year.

"Other than going up to Michigan to put my seat in and make sure I was comfortable, I didn't see the car until Saturday," he said. "That said, Ken has been a racer for a long time and I trusted things would be good. I was amazed at the first hot laps how well the car felt.

"This car is very good. They know what they are doing. I gave them some input and they knew what to do. The entire night was calm and calculating and the results were amazing. This is the first time Ken watched his car run. He normally was behind the wheel so for him to adjust and do what he did is not only amazing but greatly appreciated."

Andrews' night began with a second quick qualifying effort in his group.

"The car was quick out of the box," he said. "After qualifying the guys worked on it and made it even better for the heat."

Andrews won his heat race, which put him into the redraw for the feature. He drew the fourth starting spot. Andrews took the lead eight laps into the 30-lap affair, but lost it to winner Cale Conley with 12 laps to go though Andrews pressured the leader for the win.

"We were there," he said. "We have a great base to go off of and these guys know what to do. I'm excited for the rest of the year, especially when the tracks slick off. We were literally a half of an adjustment away so I can't wait for the rest of the season."

Andrews and the Mackey Racing team plan to tackle a two-night weekend with the All Pro Aluminum Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"I'm excited for what this little team can do and give them the finishes they deserve," Andrews said. "I got two wins at Fremont last year so I have a ton of confidence going into the weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Racing Products

In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established Kistler Engines business. Paul Kistler hired Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo to run the store, conveniently located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche - the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A - Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco - if you need it, we've got it. If it makes a race car competitive to win, you will find it at Kistler Racing Products - and you will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve. At Kistler Racing Products, you are not just another number - you are important to us and you will know it! For more information, visit http://www.KistlerRacing.com.

"The Mackey's have always been a customer of Kistlers as have I," Andrews said. "They make sure we have everything we need to be competitive."

Andrews would also like to thank Edwards Agriculture, Griewahn's Concrete, Scotty's Body Shop and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Bellm Takes on ASCS Sooner Region at Creek County on Friday

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 11, 2019) – After another rainout last weekend, Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team are set to take on the ASCS Sooner Region on Friday night at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK.

Original plans for last week had Bellm and company on the way to Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, MO, only to have rain foil those plans. Plans B and C went by the wayside due to weather as well.

Friday will mark Bellm’s first action since taking in the ASCS tri-regional affair at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

“We’re ready to get some racing in,” Bellm commented. “We have had a lot of good nights at Creek County in the past so hopefully we can put together another good night.”

Bellm finished among the top ten in all three visits to Creek County Speedway last year including a pair of fourth-place finishes. He also posted runner-up finishes atop the cozy Creek County confines in both 2017 and 2016 with the 2016 event during ASCS Speedweek.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

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

Up Next: ASCS Sooner Region at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) on Friday.

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

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Starting Season in Texas With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 11, 2019) - Big Game Motorsports is heading south to open the 2019 season this weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Kerry Madsen will kick off his third season behind the wheel of the KI Crossbows sponsored No. 2 this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I'm pretty excited," he said. "We have a new start so to speak. Starting in late April kind of sucks because everyone else has been racing so we're jumping into the frying pan. We have a good team and good engines so we're looking to start well."

Madsen last competed at the half-mile oval in April 2016. He posted results of fourth and third, respectively. He recorded a ninth-place finish at the track in 2015 and placed sixth and third, respectively, in 2014.

"I've run pretty well there," he said. "That track has its own things that's tricky about it, but it's one of the ones I look forward to racing."

The plan is to compete at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, next week before rejoining the World of Outlaws during the final weekend of the month at races hosted by Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (April 26); at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. (April 27); and at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. (April 28).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

KI CROSSBOWS -

Killer Instinct Crossbows provides industry leading, fast, dependable and powerful crossbows that gives you the confidence to never stop pursuing your passion. For more information, visit http://www.KillerCrossbows.com .

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Amends Left Rear Tire Rule for 360 Winged Sprint Car Class

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (April 11, 2019) - Jackson Motorplex has amended the tire rule for 360ci winged sprint car races this season.

Effective July 1, the Hoosier RD12 left rear tire will no longer be allowed. Teams will have four 360 winged sprint car races at Jackson Motorplex this season to use the tires before the rule takes effect.

"The decision was made in an effort to help make a better racing surface and align with the Knoxville Raceway rules," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said.

The 2019 season is scheduled to start on May 10 with the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing. That night showcases the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars and the IRA Sprint Car Series along with Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids.

The first 360 winged sprint car event of the year is May 17 during Iowa Speedway Night when the Midwest Sprint Touring Series visits the track.

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Tony Stewart leads All Star invastion into Attica for Spring Nationals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 11, 2019 Contact: Rex LeJeune 419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio - Former NASCAR and Indy Car champion Tony Stewart will lead the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series into Attica Raceway Park for the 30th Annual Core & Main Spring Nationals Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.

Both nights will have 40-lap A-mains and both will pay $5,000 to win. Gates will open Friday at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. with the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models also in action. On Saturday gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will be in action. Tickets are $22 for adults each night, $20 for senior citizens; $10 for teens ages 11-15; with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $35 each night.

Stewart, who owns the All Star series, will have his hands full for the Spring Nationals. The All Stars boast 15 members in 2019 including returning series champion Aaron Reutzel; Paul McMahan who garnered an All Star win at Attica in 2018; John Garvin; Tyler Esh, Cale Conley who opened Attica's 2019 season with his first ever win at the track; 6 time series champion Dale Blaney who sits third on the track's all-time win list with 26 victories; California driver Cory Eliason; rookie Skylar Gee; Gerard McIntyre, rookies George Hobaugh, Mallie Shuster and Jim Shuster; two time All Star champion Greg Wilson who sits fifth on Attica's all-time with list with 19 victories; Spencer Bayston who scored a Spring Nationals win in 2017; and Brock Zearfoss, a Port Royal Speedway champion.

They will have to face the tough weekly competitors who call Attica Raceway Park home including 2018 champion Stuart Brubaker, two-time track champion Chris Andrews, 8 time track champion Byron Reed, former champion Caleb Griffith and young chargers like Brian Lay, DJ Foos, Cap Henry, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo, Broc Martin, TJ Michael, Nate Dussel, Jess Stiger, Jordan Ryan and last year's rookie of the year Kelsey.

Last year, the Spring Nationals were rained out both scheduled nights, but a make-up date for the finale was held later in April with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Jac "The Wild Child" Haudenschild earning the win, holding off a late-race surge from Lee Jacobs.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Core & Main: (www.hdswaterworks.com)

Core & Main distributes a complete line of water, sewer, fire protection and storm drain products to serve the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of public works and private construction industries. The products are integral to building, repairing and maintaining water systems and serve as part of the basic municipal infrastructure required to support population and economic growth and residential and commercial construction. The nearest Core & Main locations are in Ashland and Smherst, Ohio.

Spring Nationals History

Year

Winner

1990

Steve Siegel

1991

Bobby Allen

1992

Frank Kerr/Frank Kerr

1993

Mark Keegan/rain

1994

Mark Keegan/Frank Kerr

1995

Dale Blaney/Joey Saldana

1996

Bobby Teeple/Danny Smith

1997

Gary Wright/Butch Schroeder

1998

Jeff Shepard/Frank Kerr

1999

Kenny Jacobs/rain

2000

Craig Dollansky/rain

2001

Byron Reed/rain

2002

Greg Wilson/Jeff Shepard

2003

Chad Kemenah/Greg Wilson

2004

Chad Kemenah/rain

2005

Stevie Smith/Danny Smith

2006

Terry McCarl/Greg Wilson

2007

Brock Mayes/Dale Blaney

2008

Lance Dewease

2009

Dale Blaney/rain

2010

rain/Byron Reed

2011

rain/Dale Blaney

2012

Dale Blaney/Craig Mintz

2013

Rain/Dale Blaney

2014

Rain/Dale Blaney

2015 Rain/Ryan Smith

2016 Rain/Dale Blaney

2017 DJ Foos/Spencer Bayston

2018 Rain/Jac Haudenschild

 

 

Reutzel Kicks Off All Star Title Defense after Rallying at Wichita

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 11, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team kick off their All Star Circuit of Champions title defense with this weekend’s four-race set of events throughout Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The All Star points pursuit begins Thursday at Jamaica, Virginia’s Virginia Motor Speedway before shifting to central Pennsylvania at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Port Royal Speedway before finishing up the weekend to the west at Bedford Speedway.

Reutzel picked up podium finishes at both Williams Grove and Port Royal last year aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X with a third-place showing at Mechanicsburg in August and then a Port Royal win on Labor Day weekend. It will be the first time to compete at both Virginia Motor Speedway and Bedford.

“We’re looking forward to this weekend and the rest of the All Star season,” Reutzel commented. “Things came together really well for us last year, we’re just hoping to build upon that and continue to improve.”

Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team rolled to the 2018 series championship on the strength of his initial nine series wins among 20 top-fives and 29 top-tens.

Reutzel has spent the early portion of the 2019 season competing with the World of Outlaws, picking up his second career win in his most recent series outing at Perris Auto Speedway aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry and was sitting fifth in points before making his way to Wichita, KS, for last weekend’s weather-interrupted “Air Capital Shootout”.

“We learned a lot by getting in all those extra races with the World of Outlaws,” Reutzel explains. “We have a lot better idea of what’s working and what’s not working that would have been to do while trying to race for points.”

Last weekend, Reutzel jumped aboard stablemate Josh Baughman’s No. 17 Sprint Car and charged to a fourth-place feature finish on Friday night from the tenth starting position. The Saturday portion of the event was canceled due to potential rain.

“I just tried to rip the top at the start and get what I could, after that all we could really do was ride around,” Reutzel said of a rubbered-down surface.

“We just went to have a fun, relaxing weekend before it gets serious this weekend,” Reutzel comments. “I just wish we could have got Saturday in too.”

It gets serious starting Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway.

2019 Quick Stats: 17 races, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, VA), Friday at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA), Saturday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway and Sunday at Bedford (PA) Speedway. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

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

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

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

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 announces purse increase for November 19th and 20th

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 11, 2019…Officials with the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 are excited to announce that due to such a positive response from initial ticket sales the two-night purse for November 19th and 20th will be increased to a total of $120,000.

The much-anticipated double header at Placerville Speedway is certain to be a must attend showcase featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and USAC Western States Midgets, along with the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors. Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks and a live band to entertain the crowd.

“We are thrilled to announce that the purse for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 is being raised to $120,000,” said Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “As we have stated before we are looking to make the Hangtown 100 one of racing’s marquee, must attend events. Two nights of amazing Midget competition at Placerville Speedway with some of the biggest names in not only dirt track racing, but motorsports in general will certainly make for a can’t miss show. Having an afterparty on opening night is also a great way to turn this event into a true happening, and that is our goal.”

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. The two-night event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts.

Wednesday night’s A-main will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. All the biggest names in USAC National Midget racing will be in action, as well as some special guest appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars.

Reserved seating continues to be on sale for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 and can be purchased by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

US 36 Raceway Cancels Racing for Friday, April 12

Due to unseasonably cool temps and high winds US 36 Raceway officials have made the decision to cancel racing for Friday, April 12, Season Championship Night #2. US 36 Raceway hoped the forecast would improve during the week, but the temperatures remained too cold and forced US 36 to make the decision to cancel.

Racing will now return to the high banks of US 36 Raceway on Friday, April 19. Due to the cancellation this week, all weekly classes will be running next week. The E-Modifieds were originally scheduled to have the night off but due to this week’s cancellation, they have been added to the April 19 schedule.

Championship Night #3 on Friday, April 19 will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Winged Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds. The pit gates will open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand gates will open at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m.

The following Friday, April 26 will feature the big names of the ASCS National Touring Series, plus IMCA Sport Mods and Pure Stocks.

 

 

Saturday’s Card at DCRP Canceled Due to Inclement Weather – Modified Stampede Reset for April 27

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 11, 2019) – With unseasonably cold weather hitting the area and potential snow in the forecast, Saturday’s racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas has been canceled.

The $1,000-to-wn Seventh Annual Modified Stampede originally set for this Saturday night, April 13, will now take place during DCRP’s next event on Saturday night, April 27.

The Modified Stampede for the IMCA Modified division will be accompanied on April 27 by a full docket of championship chase competition including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

USAC/CRA POINT LEADER ROA READIES FOR BUSY STRETCH BEGINNING SATURDAY AT PERRIS!

(Cypress, CA, April 10, 2019) After a relaxing time at the river with his wife Tailor last weekend, USAC/CRA and Southwest Series point leader Brody Roa begins a busy stretch of the season this Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. All told, the veteran driver will be racing his #91R sprint car nine straight Saturday nights through June 8th.
The nine races will be contested on six different tracks. Three of the races will be in Roa’s home state of California and three will be in Arizona. The four races in California will be USAC/CRA events and the five in Arizona will be in the USAC Southwest Series.

Brody Roa #2 3-30.jpg
Brody Roa photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

Roa heads into Saturday’s race on a roll. Two weeks ago, in front of a packed house, the 28-year-old scored a hard-earned, convincing win at Perris. The victory allowed Roa to extend his advantage to 14-points in the championship standings heading into this Saturday’s race.

Saturday’s event at the famous Riverside County clay oval will be the “Sokola Shootout” and will honor past CRA car owner and president Gary Sokola and his son Mark. Gary Sokola had a long history with the Roa family as his car’s competed against Roa’s cousin Tom Roa Jr. In addition, the senior Sokola was also named president of the CRA when Tom and Brody’s father Brett raced in that series.

After Saturday’s battle at the base of the Lake Perris Dam, Roa and crew will spend the following two weekends in Arizona at the Arizona Speedway and Canyon Speedway Park as they try to maintain their lofty position at the top of the season-long Southwest Series title chase. Going into the first Arizona race on April 20th, the Garden Grove, California driver has one second-place finish and two third-place outings in the series first three races. He will head into the first of the back-to-back weekends in the Copper State with a 12-point lead in the standings.

Colorful Brody Roa hoodies are available through this Sunday, April 14th. If you would like to order one (the design is below) please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. Team t-shirts will go on sale Monday.

Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race is at 7:00. The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Roa fans from out of town can see all the action live or on demand at https://www.floracing.com/ (subscription required).
Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

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

 

 

ALL STARS TO HONOR RAYCE RUDEEN FOUNDATIONat 34 RACEWAY
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 11, 2019) - The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1is pleased to announce they are teaming up with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation to co-host the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race on July 28th at 34 Raceway. “We are really excited and grateful that Kevin Rudeen and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation chose 34 Raceway and the All Stars to be a part of this great event,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “Racers have always taken care of other racers, so to be able to do this for Kevin, his family and the Foundation is an honor not only as the series owner, but also as a driver.”
“34 Raceway [in West Burlington, Iowa] is honored to partner with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation and the All Stars for this inaugural race. Hosting a premier racing event at 34 Raceway and having the ability to use it as a platform for addiction awareness in partnership with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is tremendous," said Brad Stevens and Jessi Mynatt of 34 Raceway.
The Rayce Rudeen Foundation was established three years ago when Kevin Rudeen (car owner of the 26 Rudeen Racing entry) tragically lost his son, Rayce to an overdose at 26 years old. Rayce would have been 29 years old tomorrow, April 12th.
In order to honor his life and keep his memory alive, his family decided to start a private foundation to help others. Today, the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is a certified nonprofit that gives grant money to organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life, free from addiction. It is their goal to help fill the gaps in a broken system so that others are able to get the support they need, and so that other families don’t have to suffer in the same way theirs had. Foundation President Nadalie Malsam (Rayce’s cousin and best friend) said, “Losing Rayce was devastating to our family, but we refuse to let shame and stigma prevent us from trying to help others.” Thanks to generous donors that cover all of their operations, 100% of all donations the Rayce Rudeen Foundation receives go directly to their grants and programs- which means every penny donated gets straight to those who need it most.
The first annualRayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be unique in itself, just like Rayce was. It is starting off with a $66,000 total purse- with $25,000 being awarded to the winner. Throughout the night there will be giveaways, fan participation and interviews. Tony said, “To be able to add a purse of this magnitude to our schedule is something that the teams, drivers, owners and fans will be thrilled about. Most importantly, through all of this, we hope to help the Rayce Rudeen Foundation raise awareness on addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. We would like to thank Kevin and his organization for allowing us to be a part of this event.”



With a star-studded lineup set to attend, Kevin Rudeen is very appreciative of the outpouring of support. He said that, “moving forward, we hope to make this a fundraising event for years to come with Tony and the All Stars, but for now what is important to us is that we raise awareness and understanding of addiction.”
Stay tuned for more announcements surrounding the event, drivers who will be competing and special event details.
Visit raycerudeen.org to learn more about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at Rayce Rudeen Foundation.
For all the latest news on 34 Raceway visit their website at 34raceway.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook at 34 Raceway.
Stay up to date with All Stars by following them on Twitter @ASCoC, Instagram @allstarsprints, Facebook at All Star Circuit of Champions and on their website at allstarsprint.com.

 

 

Kool Trikes Offers Kool Kash Heat Race Bonuses for LoneStar & 82 Sprint Car Bandits Events!

Clarksville, TX (4/11/19) by DarinShort.com. Kool Trikes out of Clarksville Texas (east of Paris on Hwy 82) is a manufacturer of independent suspension trike conversion kits exclusively for Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Kool Trikes offers kits to convert your two-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a three-wheeler. They have kits for every popular Harley model as well as an independent suspension upgrade for the Harley factory Tri Glides as well.

Last year Kool Trikes was an associate sponsor on Sammy Swindell's sprint car for the Knoxville Nationals, but this year Kool Trikes founder Randy Butler has decided to go back to his roots and sponsor events to help support local racers and the racing community, and has formed an alliance with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series based out of DFW.

Kool Trikes was created 11 years ago by long-time sprint car and winged super modified driver Randy Butler. Many of you fans will remember his great looking #5 sprinter that competed in a variety of series events, such as the IRA, WoO and ASCoC. A few years after sustaining career ending injuries at Knoxville in 1998 he decided that he wanted a motorcycle again. Problem was suffering from occasional bouts of vertigo riding a two-wheeler was just to unsafe.

Randy started looking into three-wheelers, or as they are known, trikes. He could see a need for trikes in general and became a dealer for three national brands. Problem was he couldn't find a trike that met his quality standards in ride, handling, and fit and finish expectations. Riding a trike just wasn't as fun as it should have been. Randy decided to build a better mouse trap so to speak...and Kool Trikes was born.

To contact Kool Trikes, visit them at www.KoolTrikes.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kool-Trikes-353958338031966

Plus, you can visit with Randy in the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th and at 82 Speedway on Saturday, April 27th. See posted event flyers for details such as times and locations. Randy will have a Kool Trikes unit on display in the Fan Fest area.

Additionally, for those two specific Sprint Car Bandits series events, all of the sprint car heat races will be renamed the Sprint Car Bandits Kool Trikes Heat Races, each paying $100/win from Kool Trikes!

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and www.82Speedway.com for complete Sprint Car Bandits event information for April 20th and 27th, respectively, and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for rules and all other series information. We appreciate Kool Trikes partnering with the Sprint Car Bandits series, and its fans and drivers and wishes them continued best of luck!

As a convenience, all of this information, along with pictures and complete SCB event info for 4/20 and 4/27 have all been loaded onto one web page. Click www.sprintcarbandits.com/kool to check it all out!

 

 

Champion Blue Flame Named Official Oil of 2019 East Coast Diesel Nationals

(Clinton, MO / 04.11.19) Champion Oil, a globally recognized lubricant manufacture, announced today that the National Association of Diesel Motorsports has selected Champion Blue Flame Diesel Engine Oil as the official oil of the 11th Annual East Coast Nationals on July 20th held at Numidia Dragway, 10 Dragstrip Road, Numidia PA. http://www.numidiadragway.com/

The event is Diesel Motorsports biggest “diesel only” show on the East Coast - drag racing, sled pulling, show-N-Shine, dyno competition and more. Gates open 8am, Dyno open 9am till close, Show-n-shine 9am to 3pm Judging, racing registration open 9am, racing stating 10-11am to 3pm, pulling registration open 9am, pulling 1pm to 7pm. Grandstands are available on both sides and you can see pulling going on at the same time as racing from the main grandstands! $15 per person Admission, children under 12 are free / $35 to race per class.

National Association of Diesel Motorsports, established in 2007, is the only sanctioning body for diesels that promotes all diesel motorsports associations, clubs and events. Diesel Motorsports holds over 70 diesel events around the country each year while also building a membership that offers benefits for business members as well as fans with diesel drag racing, sled pulling, and Dyno competitions. Diesel Motorsports events are all about diesels including a large Vendor Alley at each event. http://www.dieselmotorsports.us

Champion Brands Blue Flame® Performance Diesel Motor Oils are formulated with workhorse performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN, supported by a carrier blend of synthetic and conventional base fluids. In addition, Champion Brands Blue Flame® Diesel Motor Oil delivers unmatched high temperature film strength and lubricity protection, has the muscle to combat oil shear, maximizes and sustains cylinder compression, and is proven to increase engine horse power and torque.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 63 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the Champion Blue Flame® Performance Diesel Motor Oil contact your nearest Champion distributor or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://championbrands.com

 

 

Daniel Scores Career-Best World of Outlaws Finishes in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 10, 2019) - Mason Daniel drove away from Arizona with many reasons to be confident after scoring his top two career results with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last weekend.

"I really enjoyed both tracks," he said. "Both tracks were racy, well prepped and stayed in great condition for the races all night. We learned a lot and we showed improvement. Overall, it was a great weekend and the team is happy."

The action began Friday night as Daniel rolled into the pits at USA Raceway in Tucson for the first time in his career. He posted the 15th quickest time in qualifying and he followed that up with a sixth-place run in a heat race. Daniel lined up for the 30-lap main event in the 18 th starting position.

"Qualifying is definitely the area I need to improve on the most," he said. "If I can qualify better it will set me up better for the entire night. After the leaders came by I picked up a few things and hung on for about seven laps. I have speed, just need to qualify better."

Daniel posted a World of Outlaws career-best 18th-place result.

The team followed the series to Arizona Speedway on Saturday when Daniel made his debut at the semi-banked oval.

"Having Danny (Lasoski) around really helps," he said. "Every time we roll to a new track chances are pretty good he's won there before. The last time he was in Queen Creek back in 2016 he got second."

That level of knowledge has been instrumental in Daniel's young 410ci sprint car career, he said. With only 18 races under his belt with the bigger engine, steady improvement is the goal with each lap. Saturday night Daniel showcased that improvement by topping his career-best World of Outlaws finish set the previous night.

A 17th-place qualifying effort kicked off the action. He followed with a seventh-place run in his heat to garner a direct ticket to start 20th in Saturday night's feature. At the conclusion of 30 laps Daniel clicked off consistent, fast and smooth laps according to the stopwatch. Daniel's 17th-place finish marked a career best.

"Overall the entire team's confidence has been boosted," he said. "The stopwatch doesn't lie. Right now it tells us we're making big gains just like we hoped for. If I can improve on qualifying it would help tremendously and put me in position to earn the results we seek to post."

This weekend Daniel follows the World of Outlaws to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm really excited to get to another track I have never been to," he said. "I can't wait to race on the track where the Outlaws began. There's so much history behind Devil's Bowl and I've really grown to enjoy half miles."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 18 (18).

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 17 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

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

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

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

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team Nets Four Top 10s During World of Outlaws iRacing Event at Limaland

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (April 10, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team produced another stout performance on Monday evening as four competitors finished within the top 10 during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series iRacing event at Limaland Motorsports Park.

James Edens, who is fresh off scoring the World of Outlaws win last week, led the way with a runner-up result at the bullring. He finished 1.575 seconds behind race winner Alex Bergeron.

"It was hectic starting back in seventh," Edens said during a post-race interview with iRacing. "The first lap there were a lot of guys trying to get everything they could, and I think we were three-wide the first three or four laps, then it settled down to two-wide for the next 15 laps."

Swindell SpeedLab teammate Chase Cabre finished sixth with Matthew McKinney eighth and Adam Elby 10th. McKinney and Cabre both qualified in the top four and both won a heat race as well. Elby rallied from a crash in a heat race to transfer through the B Main and capture a top-10 feature finish.

Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/qFOBFJtdcQY.

The next World of Outlaws iRacing event is next Monday night at Eldora Speedway.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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Chase Cabre: https://twitter.com/CabreChase

Cole Cabre: https://twitter.com/ColeCabre12

Adam Elby: https://twitter.com/Adam74Elby

James Edens: https://twitter.com/edens52

Brennan Rogers: https://twitter.com/BrennanRogers20

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"They were one of the first big partners that we had when we started the sprint car team," Swindell said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

 

 

Asparagus Cup on Tap for Willie Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a flat tire slowing Willie Croft on Saturday night with the King of the West Series, the Roseville, CA driver is looking for a little redemption this weekend at the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup in Stockton, CA.

“We have been pretty fast as of late, we just haven’t had luck and anything to show for it,” Croft said. “We had a really good night going with the King of the West Series on Saturday but we had a flat and had to make a trip to the work area.”

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed machine in fastest overall in qualifying time trials, Croft would continue a strong start to the night as he pick up a spot in heat race action to finish third.

Moving into the Dash, Croft would line up in the third row and work his way up to finish fourth, which would better his feature event starting position as he would grid the field from the second row.

Always showing speed at Kern County Raceway Park, Croft would look to get the monkey off of his back on this night at the Bakersfield, CA facility but an early flat tire would make the opening stages of the race tricky.

Falling back to eight, Croft would finally pull into the work area during an early stoppage and grab some fresh rubber. Trying some things, Croft would get back to 13th where he would ultimately take the checkered flag.

Fast forward to this week, and Croft and the Willie Croft Racing team are looking forward to two nights of action at the Stockton Dirt Track for the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup.

Cashing in at the track a year ago, Croft was in contention for the inaugural Asparagus Cup win and returns this year hungry to grab what has quickly turned into a crowned jewel event with a lucrative payday up for grabs.

“We have been really good at Stockton since it has been open, and I would love to get back there and grab a win or two this weekend,” Croft said. “A ton of money and prestige is on the line and we will be ready to go.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is set for the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup this Friday and Saturday night Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

PPM Puts On Hard Charge at Jacksonville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Midwest to pilot a car fielded by Levi Curry and Nate Charrons, Parker Price Miller would have a great afternoon on Sunday that saw him drive from 16th to 2nd at Jacksonville Speedway.

“It was great to get back to the Midwest and race with the guys like I did back in 2017,” Parker Price-Miiller said. “Nate and Levi put together an awesome car and it was great to go have some fun.”

With the show being ran on Sunday after torrential rain postponed it from Friday night, a draw show would be in lace and PPM would line up seventh in his heat race.

The Kokomo, IN driver would pick up one position on what was a narrow surface early as he tallied a sixth place finish.

With not many passing points to his credit, the youngster would move into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 16th position. After some extensive track work prior to the feature event, the 2016 MOWA Champion would get his elbows up as he carved his way forward.

Flexing his muscle, PPM would soon find himself inside the top-five and chasing after the lead trio of Paul Nienhiser, Joe B Miller, and Bill Balog. With second and third getting together, PPM would overtake the position and set his sights on the top spot.

Taking a couple of shots at Nienhiser on some late restarts, PPM would be unable to steal the win as he capped a hard charge with a second place finish.

Saturday night the team was in action at 34-Raceway in West Burlington, IA.

Timing in 21st quickest in time trials after being the fifth car to take a time, PPM would have a nice showing in his heat race as he charged from sixth to finish in the fourth position.

Moving into the feature event, Price-Miller would find himself deep in the field as he would take the green flag from the 17th starting position. On a slick surface, PPM would pick up a handful of positions in the opening laps before the track would begin to take rubber.

Getting into 11th, PPM would settle in and find the rubber and ride it out for the duration of the race as he would pick up an 11th place finish.

“Fun weekend, and I am really glad we go to get these two shows in,” Parker Price-Miller added. “Thankful to race with some really close friends and have a blast doing so.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 13, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top-10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller is slated to compete at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Price Improves During World of Outlaws Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 10, 2019) - Robbie Price soaked up as much as he could during a pair of feature starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last weekend in Arizona.

"Tucson was pretty good on Friday," he said. "We had a game plan. We studied for what to expect and it didn't quite work that way. On Saturday I felt something and heard a vibration so I brought it in before we hurt our 410 motor. After pulling it down there was a problem with the driveline."

The doubleheader began on Friday night at USA Raceway in Tucson. Price started the night by qualifying 17th quickest. He then started and finished sixth in a heat race. Up next was the 30-lap main event with Price starting in the 17th position.

"I pretty much just got in line and made my laps," he said. "It was hammer down and tough to pass."

Price's 17th-place run was his best of the season with the World of Outlaws.

On Saturday night the series took on Arizona Speedway. Price noted that he was "really off" in qualifying and would have liked to have made some adjustments after seeing track conditions contrary to what he expected, but time just wasn't on his side. He qualified 19th quickest.

Price gained a position to finish sixth in a heat race, locking him into the 16th starting position for the main event. Unfortunately, Price felt a vibration and in order to preserve his good 410ci engine he pulled into the pits early. It was the right decision as the team discovered the problem to be with the driveline during maintenance this week.

Up next Price continues his stretch with the World of Outlaws at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 17 (17).

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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"Champion came on board as a sponsor this year after I started using their products a year ago," Price said. "I could not be happier with the quality of the product. I use their oils on everything and recommend them to anyone."

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

 

 

Schmelzle Produces Pair of Strong Finishes During Summer Thunder Sprint Series Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (April 10, 2019) - Chris Schmelzle kicked off the season by earning a podium finish last Friday night and another top-10 result on Saturday at Yakima Dirt Track during the Summer Thunder Sprint Series season-opening doubleheader.

"My confidence in my race car, race team and abilities is very high right now," he said. "What I really need to work on is getting more aggressive out there, especially in lapped traffic."

The green flag dropped on the 2019 campaign on Friday with Schmelzle qualifying fifth quickest followed by a runner-up result in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

Schmelzle gained a pair of positions before advancing another spot late in the race when a fellow competitor dropped out. When the checkered flag was waved Schmelzle was credited with a second-place finish.

"It was definitely a good start to the season," he said. "We got a little lucky, but we're going to need some of that to stay in the hunt all year long."

Schmelzle started Saturday night off a bit quicker, qualifying third quickest overall. He came away from the heat race with a fourth-place run and entered the main event with confidence.

"I went into the main looking to run the bottom after starting third," he said. "But after I finally got in line everyone was wide open around the top."

While Schmelzle set up for running the bottom, he noted that another issue that he encountered was being too careful in traffic. Schmelzle hung on for a sixth-place result.

"I am 100 percent confident in the car and my setups," he said. "I just need to get more aggressive, but other than that it was a great, great start to the year."

Schmelzle returns to action for Round 3 of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series season on May 5 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, Wash. - Qualifying: 5; Heat Race 2 (3); Feature: 2 (5).

April 6 - Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

May 5 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisschmelzle?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris_57c/

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"Carey's Auto Body has a first-class facility and always does first-class work," Schmelzle said. "It's an absolute pleasure to represent such a top-notch local business."

Schmelzle would also like to thank CS Fabworks, Walt and Fran Peterson, Rodger's Racing Engines, Rocket Designs and Naake Suspension for their continued support.

 

 

LOTS OF EXCITEMENT ABOUT USAC/CRA SERIES AS SPRINT CARS RETURN TO PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, April 10, 2019) The #1 sprint car series west of the Mississippi, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, returns to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, April 13th, for the annual Sokola Shootout. The race salutes original CRA car owner and series president Gary Sokola and his son Mark. This year’s edition of the event comes with renewed enthusiasm in the series and an old school feeling to the racing. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00.

PAS 3-30-19=Tony=4194-3.jpg New USAC/CRA Race Director conducting business at the March 30 pit meeting at The PAS. Doug Allen Photo.

The renewed enthusiasm and old school feel mentioned above are being generated by a pair of sources. One was the naming of Tony Jones as Racing Director of the USAC/CRA Series and the other is the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series switching from 360 to 410 cubic inch engines. Both developments took place over the winter and have met with favorable reviews from PAS fans.

Jones, who won the Oval Nationals in 2000 and the USAC/CRA championship in 2007, is arguably the most popular driver to ever compete at The PAS. A tremendous racer on the track, the 48-year-old Orange, California resident was extremely fan friendly. And, he was never afraid to voice his opinion on racing and the way it should be run. That makes him a perfect fit for his new job.

“I am trying to get more racers on the racetrack, which will mean more fans in the grandstands,” Jones said over the phone on Sunday night. “If we can do that, it can mean more races, bigger purses for the drivers and larger profits for the promoters. It starts with getting the drivers excited which in turn will get the fans excited. I think so far we are doing that.”

One of the ways Jones is trying to get drivers excited is by getting more sponsors involved in the series either with added money or contingencies. For example, some of the sponsor money goes to a drawing that awards one team a rear tire (over $200.00 in value) at every pit meeting.

“I do not want to see this sport die,” Jones stated. “I did this (raced sprint cars), so I can relate to the racers. That is what made me interested in this job. We want to put on a good, fast-paced show. That includes getting the fans in and out of the races without them having to stay there all night long and having their kids get tired and bored. We want the kids to tell their parents that they want to go back to the races.”

While Jones wants to help the racers, he is also showing them and wants them to know, there is a rule book and he plans on sticking to it. Like Gary Sokola, who ran the original CRA in one of its golden eras from 1977 through 1987, Jones wants competitors to know they are all racing from the same rule book and the rules will be followed. At the first race of the season last month in Arizona, he served notice when he penalized over ¾ of the field for presenting their cars late for the main event. In the subsequent two races, not one team has been late.

“We are going to stick to the black and white rules in the rule book,” Jones explained. “I want to run it (the show), the way it should be run. We do not want a bunch of people unhappy and complaining. That includes not only drivers, but also fans, officials and the promoters. It needs to be happy and fun for everyone involved. That is the goal.”

The other part of the equation is the previously mentioned USAC Southwest Series moving from 360 to 410 engines. When Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix closed its doors in April of 2009, it essentially brought a halt to regularly scheduled 410 sprint car racing in the Copper State. Since then, sprint car racing in Arizona switched predominately to 360 racing with first ASCS and then USAC. When it was announced over the winter that the Southwest Series was switching back to 410 racing, it brought hope for increased fields for both the Southwest series and USAC/CRA. The first race of the season at The PAS bore that out with a fine 27-car field that included six Arizona cars in the pits.

“Everybody was excited when word came out that Tony had the job of race director,” Perris promoter Don Kazarian said. “Everybody likes him, and they expect him to do a great job. And, the announcement of the Southwest Series going to 410s has gotten people pumped up as well. The drivers in Arizona are tough. We had a good turnout of them on opening night and we hope those numbers continue to grow. It is going to make the competition a lot tougher and the racing a lot better. It will be like the old days in the original CRA when there was such a great rivalry between the California and Arizona drivers. There is a lot to be excited about in 410 sprint car racing in the southwest and on the west coast these days.”

In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will also be in action.

Tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00 for adults. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

VETERAN SPRINT CAR DRIVER MATT STEWART TEAMS WITH RANDY WAITMAN MOTORSPORTS!

(Ramona, CA, April 8, 2019) Phoenix, Arizona sprint car racing veteran Matt Stewart will be returning to his native Southern California to contest the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series “Sokola Shootout” this Saturday night, April 13th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Stewart will be teaming with Randy Waitman Motorsports for the race at the track that is about one-hour east of Los Angeles.

For Stewart, a 31-year-old pilot, the race will be his first of the 2019 season. His season originally planned to start in March when he was slated to compete in the C&H Hunt Magneto’s Sprint Car Series however, the race series has had multiple races canceled due to rain.

Saturday’s race marks a return to the track where the second-generation driver grew up watching the races. The famous Riverside County clay oval, which is celebrating its 24th consecutive season of racing, is where Stewart also cut his teeth racing sprint cars and where he has competed the most behind the wheel of the 900-horsepower machines.

In 2018, Stewart, who is a past recipient of the American Motorcycle Associations “Promoter of the Year Award” for his Supermoto promotions, had one of his busiest seasons behind the wheel of a sprint car. In addition to driving for John Bellegante in the USAC/CRA Series, Stewart also drove the Intents Racing #33 in Northern California. He notched a win in that car at the Stockton Dirt Oval on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. He then astounded fans and competition alike when he drove the same carbureted car to a fifth-place finish against a full field of fuel injected cars in a USAC West Coast Series race during the Battle at the Beach at the Ventura Raceway.

Saturday’s race will be the first for Stewart behind the wheel of the bright red, white and blue Waitman Motorsports #90. Based in the sleepy San Diego County town of Ramona, the Waitman sprint car is a familiar sight for race fans at Perris. Affable owner Randy Waitman has contested not only USAC/CRA races there, but he has also competed in the World of Outlaws events when that National tour makes its annual appearance. The fan friendly racer is not only known for his racing exploits, but also for giving fans a racing experience in his sprint car simulators. Waitman will be driving, making Stewart a second team entry for this Saturday’s event.

The cars Waitman and Stewart will be driving for Waitman Motorsports features a Maxim Chassis and is powered by a 410 cubic inch engine. They are sponsored by USA Simulators and RAE Automotive. Companies or individuals who are interested in marketing opportunities with the team can contact the team at 760-212-6969 or E-mail at randy@RWMS.NET or Mattstewart@rwms.net. Fans can also follow the team on Facebook, Instagram @Randy Waitman Motorsports & WWW.RWMS.NET. Fans who wish to see the RWMS team in action this Saturday night can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris (92571). The track website is perrisautospeedway.com and the track phone number is (951) 940-0134.

 

 

DON’T MISS THE ‘BANDITS at the BRAND NEW 82 SPEEDWAY – SAT. APR. 27th!

Petty, TX (4/9/19) by DarinShort.com. First off, EVERYONE needs to mark their calendars right now to plan to come to the new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas on SATURDAY APRIL 27th for the Sprint Car Bandits Championships event! This is going to be a THROWDOWN track for sprint car racing – and this is going to be the first sprint car event held on the new track configuration!

Here’s the scoop on the new 82 Speedway:

-There are no walls all the way around the immediate racing surface of the track - including the straights. There is a runoff area of about 10' on the straights and upwards of 30' in the corners!

-The wide, full 1/3 mile track has plenty of width and will encourage lots of slide jobs, momentum and racing room, while still giving fans the ‘in-your-face’ racing experience they love.

-The facility is laid out great, and there's tons of space for everyone, from the pit area through the grandstand to the spectator parking area.

-It's located directly on Hwy 82 between Paris (15 minutes west) and Bonham (20 minutes east), so there's no having to 'search' for the track. It took me about 80 minutes to get there from the intersection of I-30/Bush/Bass Pro Shops in the Metroplex. Adult GA to this event is just $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. Small food/drink coolers (no glass containers) are allowed with a $5 service fee. A full compliment of hot food and cold soft drinks are available. Maps location is 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on Facebook @82Speedway.

-Very good lighting, track amenities and excellent safety features.

-The elevated grandstand has seating for 3,400 fans - and the entire facility has zero obstructed views for fans in any seat. (Same goes for the pit grandstands.)

-As witnessed on opening night there, the track owners are all about the advancement of the sport and are very rational, fair and caring people and are all about creating an environment at the property everyone can enjoy going to.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

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

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

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

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

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

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

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

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

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

NOTE TO SPRINT TEAMS GETTING THERE: It actually only took us like an hour and 20 minutes to get there from our location (Bass Pro Shops/Lake Ray Hubbard). We've actually been up there a few times already, but if you use Siri, there's a pretty decent shortcut that takes us there.

But for people hauling trailers you've got to be 'up on the wheel' if Siri takes you there on Hwy 50 going north out of Commerce. And for those that know me, I don't like being in panic situations (that are avoidable) when driving a race car hauler. There are two areas that you need to pay close attention to:

1. When you start to arrive in Ladonia, be advised that all of the sudden in the middle of the town...the asphalt suddenly ends and the road turns to gravel for about 4 blocks! If you're not mentally prepared for this unexpected twist, it can really throw you for a loop - as you do NOT want to accidentally turn thinking you're not supposed to go down that gravel road - as that is the correct way - and there are a lot of tiny TINY 'streets' that you'd have to figure out how to traverse to get back to where you're supposed to be. LOL, but it definitely had me a bit out-of-sorts for a moment the first time I encountered it.

2. And the final item to watch for is when you arrive in Honey Grove. When you approach the stoplight where you turn right onto Hwy 56 (you'll see a Shamrock gas station on the right side of the intersection), there is a pretty significant grade change going from where you pull up to the stoplight through where you turn on to Hwy 56. If you're not careful about taking the corner wide enough, I can totally see someone dragging the tail of their trailer on the ground due to the grade change getting on to the road.

Bottom line, 82 Speedway is clearly one of the top dirt tracks and facilities in the entire region. I really feel all the racers will enjoy it, the fans will love it and I can't wait til we have our first of three Sprint Car Bandits series stops at this ultra-modern speed plant - with the first one in the pipeline coming on Saturday April 27th...so DON'T MISS IT!

Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Adds Partners as Season Opener Nears

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (April 9, 2019) - It's down to less than three weeks until the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour kicks off.

In addition to the recently announced new primary marketing partner, the series is excited to welcome VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Pitbull Lifts and Velocita Racewear as associate and contingency sponsors along with Next Level Custom Apparel as the Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier for the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series.

"We're really excited to continue to build this series and take steps forward," said Sean Vardell, who is the co-series director with Mike Sellers. "We're grateful for the support of all of our marketing partners along with our teams. Excitement is definitely brewing as the season opener nears."

The first race of the season is slated for April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. It is one of 10 different tracks that will host at least one of the 16 points-paying races this season.

"As we've mentioned before, our goal is to continue to grow and give an affordable place to race for the blue-collar working class," Vardell said. "It's a series dedicated to being more affordable. Instead of spending $50,000 on an engine you can spend $6,000 to $10,000 and be competitive. We want to see this thing continue to grow. On average we had about 15 cars (last year). We'd like to see 20 to 25 the next few years."

The series will have racing fuel for sale at each race along with a new assortment of apparel, including t-shirts, hoodies and more.

UP NEXT -

April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Brian Brown Posts Top Five During Final Spring Weekend in the West

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 9, 2019) - Brian Brown closed the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spring swing throughout the west with a top-five finish last weekend in Arizona.

April 5 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz . - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (5).

"It was an efficient night," Brown said. "We got back to qualifying well, which put us on the front row of a heat race. We won that to make the dash. That is what sets you up to have a successful night. We felt like we were pretty good. We got into heavy traffic in the middle of the feature. We were right there with the leaders. They had a double-file restart and it was stop and go. I ran into the back of (David) Gravel and it knocked my nose wing back. To hold onto a top five was good. At this point it's about building some confidence."

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz . - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (9).

"We qualified decent and were in position to get into the dash during the heat race, but I made a couple of bad laps and let Gravel by," Brown said. "Then in the feature we lost our brakes right away. Sometimes when it's like that you can ride around. There never was a caution to go to the work area. We were getting into some heavy traffic. There was no sense of tearing anything up so I just pulled off.

"On a positive note it was two great turnouts for FVP customers and employees on Friday and Saturday. It's good to get out to that region to see some of the returning and new customers and the same for the employees."

SEASON STATS - 13 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

"It was a boost for our team to get back into the top five before we return to the Midwest," Brown said. "It definitely helps our team to be racing in Florida to start the season and then in the west the last month. We've been able to make more laps out there the last few years so we're making headway, but the one thing we've always noticed is that it helps us get off to a strong start once racing begins in the Midwest."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"Knoxville Raceway is the best track in the country so we're looking forward to the season starting there this weekend," Brown said. "That's what is the good part of our schedule. We can have some good nights and have our teeth kicked in. We'll go out to Knoxville and hopefully get our confidence and then go back out with the Outlaws. It's the best of both worlds."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com .

"Fischer Body Shop came on board with our team last year," Brown said. "It is a family owned business that has supported racing in the Midwest for a long time. They do a phenomenal job of helping us with the paint on our cars, which look as good as ever."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Smiley's Racing Products, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Wins Come in Bunches with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As Mother Natures slowly continues to play nice and let racing season commence, those places that are getting races in, are seeing KSE Racing Products dominate victory lane.

Kokomo, IN was the place to be over the weekend as the Kokomo Grand Prix went down featuring sprint cars and midgets. In Sprint Car action it was Chad Boespflug winning on Friday night with Justin Grant grabbing the spotlight on Saturday night.

Midget action saw a couple of thrillers take center stage as Tyler Courtney won on Friday night before Kevin Thomas, Jr used some last lap heroics on Saturday to claim the finale.

In a twin billing in the desert for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Brad Sweet was able to park the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 49 entry in victory lane on Friday night, with David Gravel grabbing his second win of the year on Saturday aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41.

Dominic Scelzi won the King of the West Opener, while Danny Dietrich won at BAPS, Freddie Rahmer at Lincoln Speedway, Kyle Reinardt at Selinsgrove, Terry McCarl at 81, Jack Dover at I-80, Carson Short at 34 Raceway, and Cale Conley at Attica Raceay Park.

Jason Solwold swept Summer Thunder Sprint Series action at State Fair Speedway, Justyn Cox won the weekly opener at Placerville Speedway, and for the third time in as many week, Michael Ing won at Marysville Raceway.

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

 

 

Century 21 Galloway Realty Presents Oswego Speedway's 69th Season Opener on Saturday, May 25

OSWEGO, NY (April 9, 2019) - Century 21 Galloway Realty has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Oswego Speedway’s 69th Season Opener on Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 25.

Oswego’s Opening Night program will feature four main events including Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds, the Tony White Memorial for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus a Memorial Weekend special for the 350 Supermodifieds.

Shampine Memorial twin features will be returning to Oswego’s Season Opener for a second consecutive season. The format debuted last year with Dave Shullick Jr. and first time non-wing victor Chris Perley visiting victory lane.

In last season’s Tony White Memorial for the Small Block Supers, Dave Cliff drove the Barbeau Racing No. 50 to his second win in the 35-lap affair holding off late race challengers Russ Brown and Anthony Losurdo.

The track’s new 350 Supermodified class will debut on May 25 after the 350 SMAC tour visited Oswego this past Bud Classic Weekend. Drivers in the 350 Super division will partake in a total of eight championship events throughout 2019.

Century 21 Galloway Realty has been serving the Oswego County area and beyond for over 50 years. Century 21 continues to set the standard with its award winning office and experienced team of agents.

A market leader, the Century 21 office prides itself in superior customer service, deep marketing knowledge, and driven continued education. Their combination of technology and experience is second to none with an online presence reaching far and wide.

For more information on Century 21 Galloway Realty, you can visit online at Century21Galloway.com. Those interested can also like Century 21 on Facebook at Facebook.com/Century-21-Galloway-Realty.

General admission, reserved and VIP seating for Opening Day is on sale now and can be purchased by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 or sending an email to oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Dover Rebounds for Victory During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 9, 2019) - Jack Dover captured his first feature victory of the year during the season-opening weekend for the first time since 2013.

Dover was victorious on Saturday evening at I-80 Speedway during the weekend finale of the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints doubleheader, which he might have swept if it hadn't been for a fuel problem on Friday.

"It's pretty awesome," he said. "We normally don't get our first win until a couple of months down the road. Getting a win is a huge confidence booster. It's great to win this early in the season."

The weekend began on Friday with Dover advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row.

"We took off and slid for the lead on the opening lap," he said. "We led the first six or seven laps before we pulled off because the fuel was plugging up. I switched fuel tanks in the offseason and didn't get it cleaned out properly so it's my fault. It took about four laps and then I started noticing it getting worse. It gets to the point where the stuff gets so plugged up it stops running."

Dover was credited with a 16th-place finish following the DNF. However, he was optimistic despite the frustrating finish.

"If we wouldn't have had problems I think we were on our way to win that," he said. "We experimented with some setup stuff and it worked really well. We turned a bad night into a good night because we learned something."

Dover was stout on Saturday. A runner-up result in a heat race again locked him into the feature redraw. This time he pulled the pole position and capitalized.

"We started on the pole and never had a challenge until the last restart, which was a green-white-checkered finish," he said. "(Justin) Henderson slid me in turns one and two, but I drove back underneath of him and didn't look back."

The victory was Dover's 12th at the track since 2013. It also marked his 26th career triumph with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (2).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot in 2019."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley and Old School Racing Produce Ninth Straight Podium During ASCS Gulf South Action

Inside Line Promotions - BEAUMONT, Texas (April 9, 2019) - Channin Tankersley recorded his ninth consecutive podium finish during ASCS Gulf South Region competition last Saturday when Golden Triangle Raceway Park hosted the season opener.

The Old School Racing driver, who captured his third championship in the last five years last season, started the 2019 campaign with an efficient night at the bullring despite wet weather.

Tankersley advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, which earned enough points to make the feature redraw. He drew the No. 6 to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"Unfortunately, we got caught up in an early incident and had rear end damage," he said. "Luckily for us we got a red flag pretty quickly and were able to fix some of the stuff to limp to the finish."

Tankersley's runner-up result marked his ninth straight top-three result during ASCS Gulf South Region races dating back to June 2018. He'll aim to continue that streak this Saturday at Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas.

"I've got a bunch of seconds at that place, but I've never won there," he said. "It's like a Martinsville with long straightaways and tight corners. I was told they reworked the track so I don't know how it will be. We'll just have to play it by ear."

Tankersley earned a second-place run during his most recent visit to Texana Raceway in July 2013.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Intra Services

Intra Services, which is based in Channelview, Texas, is a leading provider in industrial cleaning services, hose rental and hose testing, VIK Inspections and more. The company offers cleaning services and additional services such as detonation arrestor rentals, VIK testing, Non-Haz Liquid and Solid Waste transportation, in-house environmental consulting and more. For more information, visit http://www.IntraServices.com.

"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top-10 Result During KWS-NARC Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 9, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi produced his fifth top-10 finish of the year during his debut in his family owned sprint car last Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park.

Scelzi maneuvered to a sixth-place outing at the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener. It marked the third different team he has captured a top-10 finish with in a dozen starts this year.

"When I go back to the Midwest next week hopefully we'll be comfortable and can consistently run up front in Bernie Stuebgen's car as well," he said.

Last Saturday night began with Scelzi qualifying 12th quickest. That put him on the pole of a heat race, which he won to lock into the 12 th starting position for the main event. Scelzi made a couple of late passes to secure the sixth-place run.

"I was free on entry and tight on exit," he said. "After the race we dynoed the left rear shock and it wasn't right. I think if we started up front I could have hustled to a podium because 30 laps goes by quick when you're hustling as hard as you can. We built a brand new car and that was the first night on it. You can't expect much going out there like it. We've seen it on the track and talked about what was wrong with it so hopefully it will be better this week."

Scelzi will return to action in his family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the Asparagus Cup. He has earned a top-five finish at the track during each of the last two years.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Asparagus Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Indy Race Parts

Indy Race Parts specializes in new and used sprint car, midget and mini sprint parts. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/indyraceparts/ .

"Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends since I've gotten to know them," Scelzi said. "They've always given me a fast race car and it's been a lot of fun driving for their team. I really appreciate the opportunity they've provided."

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

 

 

Schuett Earns Top-10 Finish During Debut Weekend in 410 Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (April 9, 2019) - Kyle Schuett's first weekend in a 410ci winged sprint car was a success as the rookie driver scored a top-10 finish with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series on Sunday at Jacksonville Speedway.

"I was primarily just trying to run all the laps, keep the nose clean and avoid the wrecks," said Schuett, who started 12th in the 19-car field. "We did that and finished ninth so we thought that was pretty good."

Schuett noted that familiarity with the track was a key to his solid finish.

"I've run Jacksonville for about six or seven years with the micro and midget," he said. "It was definitely a lot different running the sprint car, but it's a track that I'm familiar with and have some confidence in knowing what it would do."

Schuett had advanced as high as eighth before falling back to 10 th and eventually finishing ninth.

"We thought the track was going to hold a little more bite than it did and that kind of hurt us a bit," he said. "But I was actually just hoping to hold our own. We exceeded that by racing people and actually passing some cars, so we were happy with that."

Schuett's maiden competition in a sprint car occurred the night before at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, which hosted the MOWA Series and IRA Sprint Car Series.

"I had no expectations of doing much going into 34 Raceway," he said. "I had never raced there before and it was definitely the biggest track I'd ever been on. I just wanted to run all the laps and not wreck our stuff. I think I finished second-to-last in all my races. It was a little disappointing, but it was a big, strong field with the IRA Series there. We ran all the laps and loaded it in one piece so we considered that a success for our first race."

Schuett will tackle a similar track this Friday when the MOWA Series visits Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.

"We ran a midget at Granite City once and a micro another time," he said. "I don't have a lot of laps there to give me much confidence, but we learned a lot at 34 Raceway for a bigger track like Granite City so that should help. I'll just primarily be there again to get some laps. There's no reason to force situations and tear stuff up."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 11 (11).

April 7 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine and Tool

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"We ran Engler's stuff for a bit in our micro and developed a strong relationship with Tim," Schuett said. "We got back with them with our sprint car stuff and we feel really fortunate to have them back on our side. We appreciate all the support Tim's given us in the motor department. You can't find better people than Tim Engler and his family."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane Inc., AMSOIL, Roof Bolt Xpress, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powdercoating, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

Joshua Shipley Captures Fourth Consecutive Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 9, 2019) - Joshua Shipley earned his fourth consecutive top-three result with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Arizona Speedway, which featured the division as the support class during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

"I was lined up to start third in my heat race, but was moved to the front row after the polesitter got into a wreck," Shipley said. "We won the heat race, but didn't get any passing points so that put us as the sixth qualifier."

Shipley pulled the No. 5 in the feature redraw to start on the inside of the third row of the main event, which he wasn't upset about. The track was really good, Shipley said, and he felt confident in what his car could do.

"We ran fifth for most of the race, but eventually fell back to ninth as I tried to avoid a wreck," he said. "The car was good though and we were able to race our way back up to third. I wish that we would've had just a couple more laps. I think we could've gained at least another spot. Overall, it was a good weekend and I'm proud of the outcome."

The strong result gives Shipley a 39-point lead in the championship standings. He's one of only two drivers with four top fives in the six series races this season.

Shipley will take the next couple of weekends off before resuming competition with the series on April 27 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 27 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Christie Grading & Paving

Christie Grading & Paving is a business located in Rainbow Valley, Ariz.

"Bob Christie, the owner of Christie Grading & Paving, came on board with me a couple of years ago," Shipley said. "Since then we've created a great partnership and friendship, and I'm thankful to have him on board."

Shipley would also like to thank Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products, Blud Racing Lubricants, Speed Sports, Rock Knockers and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Seventh Annual Modified Stampede Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 9, 2019) – After a stellar opening night that attracted a total of 108 racers to Dodge City Raceway Park this past Saturday night, the spotlight shifts to the IMCA Modifieds with Saturday night’s Seventh Annual DCRP Modified Stampede.

Saturday’s card that will attract the top Modified contenders from throughout the area offers up a $1,000 winner’s share.

Along with the Modified Stampede, Saturday’s card also includes championship chase action in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modified, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.

Ponca City, Oklahoma native Brendon Gemmill reigns as the defending Modified Stampede champion after making a late move to top last year’s event. It was his second Modified Stampede triumph after capturing his first event win in 2014.

Gemmill joined Woodward’s Cole Traugott and multi-time national champion David Murray as two-time winners of the event. Traugott reeled off back-to-back wins in 2016 and 2017 while Oberlin’s Murray swept both nights of the Inaugural event in 2013 before topping the 2015 edition as well.

Penokee’s Clay Money tuned up for the Modified Stampede by besting a field of 22 in Saturday’s season opener, fending off challenges from past track champion Clay Sellard and reigning track champion Nick Link for his first Modified triumph atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval.

Money was one of a handful of drivers to kick off the new season on the right foot with Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Tathan Burkhart (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each getting an early head start towards a potential 2019 track championship by racing to victory lane.

Tickets to Saturday’s Seventh Annual Modified Stampede are just $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Wilson Records Top 10 During Final Race Before All Star Season Starts

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (April 9, 2019) - Greg Wilson scored a top-10 result last Sunday during his final start before the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions campaign begins this weekend.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team to a ninth-place run on Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park. It marked his third straight top 10.

"We got home and have been feeling like even though we're running better we're still not where we need to be," he said. "We ended up changing some stuff around. There were about six or eight of us from fourth to eleventh racing in a pack together. Nobody could really make any headway, but we were lucky to get it in because of the weather. Shane Helms and the staff did a heck of a job. We were back at our shop and cleaned up by 11:30 p.m. I was pretty impressed with that.

"I think what we're learning is we need to just change direction. What I mean by that is if you get something that works you trend yourself to that and don't change quick enough. All the changes we're making are showing us we need to change our mindset. What we did helped us improve, but we still have to make more changes. The good part is we're home so this next week will be tough, but after that it will be better."

Wilson returns as a full-time competitor on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour this year. The action begins with a busy four-race weekend this Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

"I think everyone knows that Williams Grove is not one of my favorite places," he said. "If I could sit on Beer Hill with the gang that'd be a lot of fun, but it's not a place that I've run really well at. The rest of the tracks I've had good runs at. Some of the struggles we're trying to work on, this weekend will be a good test for that. Pennsylvania is the toughest place to race in the country. They have some of the stoutest regulars anywhere so we'll find out quickly where we need to improve."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 7 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Wednesday at Little Tire Pros in Fredericksburg, Va., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Saldana Racing Products and Simpson Racing Products

Saldana Racing Products is a leader in building aluminum radiators, oil tanks, fuel bladders and tanks and other racing parts. For more information, visit http://www.SaldanaRacingProducts.com .

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"We've been affiliated with Saldana Racing Products for about four years now," Wilson said. "They make our oil tanks, radiators, fuel cells and some other components. They are innovative and make some really nice products.

"Simpson Racing Products has helped me for more than 20 years. I use their helmets, suits, shoes, gloves."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Redlined Welding & Construction, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Ryan Bernal Fourth with King of the West Series at Kern County Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finally getting the King of the West season open on Saturday night, Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports would run well at Kern County Raceway Park as the Hollister, CA driver picked up a fourth place finish.

“It was really a good night for our team, and myself personally,” Ryan Bernal said. “I feel like it was one of my better nights from start to finish in a winged car, and that has me extremely excited to really get our season going.”

Making the trip to Bakersfield, CA and taking to the 1/3 mile Kern County Raceway Park Dirt Track, Bernal would get the 2019 King of the West season started out by timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum machine in third quickest in qualifications.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Bernal would pick up a fourth place finish which would prove good enough to move him into the Dash. Finishing third in the Dash, Bernal would be set to take the green flag from the second row for the first KWS feature event of the season.

With Shane Golobic and Dominic Scelzi battling hard for the lead in front of him, Bernal would work the low side of the speedway as he worked in the third position.

Continuing to run third, Bernal would seemingly get more and more comfortable in the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine lap after lap as he battled hard with some of the best in the business in California.

Getting into traffic in the closing stages of the feature event, Bernal would admittedly have some struggles navigating traffic, as he would let Chase Johnson get by him with just eight laps to go in the race.

Holding off DJ Netto in the final few laps, Bernal would close his night out with a fourth place finish.

“Paul Baines and the guys definitely had the car a lot better than where we ended up, I just didn’t get through traffic as well as I needed to,” Bernal said. “Good start to the KWS season, and I have to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for this amazing opportunity.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 3, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 2.

ON TAP: Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports will return to action when the King of the West Series invades Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on May 4th.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

Shane Hopkins 11th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting another week to get the Hopkins Racing No. 21 machine dialed in, Shane Hopkins would have a much better weekly opener at Placerville Speedway as he pocketed an 11th place finish on Saturday night.

“It is pretty cool getting our family car out and running,” Shane Hopkins said. “It was kind of last minute last week, so to have another week of preparation was nice and I think it was definitely a step in the right direction.”

With 27 cars on hand, Hopkins timed the ARP/ADCO/Capitol Ace Hardware machine in 14th quickest in qualifying time trials. Good enough for the front row of his heat race, Hopkins would lead early as he had his hands full with Sean Becker.

Needing the win to qualify for the redraw, Becker would ultimately get the best of Hopkins as he would settle for second and move directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 14th starting position for the first points race of the 2019 season, Hopkins would get off to a nice start as he quickly jumped up into the 11th position where he would run during the race’s opening 14 lap green flag run.

Taking over 10th when the race resumed, a hard fought battle would see the Cameron Park, CA native fall back to 12th on the 15th lap and back up to 10th on the 16th lap.

In a tight battle to keep himself inside the Top-10, Hopkins would fall back to 11th on the 21st lap and would go on to finish there despite one final restart on the 24th lap.

“Big thanks to the family crew for all of their help,” Shane Hopkins said. “My dad, Cody, Taylor and everyone worked really hard all night long. Also want to give an extra thanks to ARP, ADCO, and Capitol Ace Hardware for all they do for our team.”

Hopkins would like to thank ARP, ADCO, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, El Dorado Disposal, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, MD Builders, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, Axcel Suits, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP- Hopkins will idle this weekend before returning to action on April 20th back at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

 

 

Carrick 10th at Kokomo Speedway on Friday Night Before Last Lap Incident Knocks Him out Of Top-10 Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting to work with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series on Friday and Saturday night in Kokomo, IN, Tanner Carrick would charge to a 10th place finish on Friday night, before a last lap incident knocked him out of eighth place in Saturday’s ‘A’.

“We were really fast all weekend long, and it is a bummer the way our feature ended on Saturday night,” Tanner Carrick said.

Friday night would kick off the two-day stop at Kokomo Speedway and Carrick would get started by timing the Craftsman/CVC/TRD Spike Chassis backed machine in 17th fastest in time trials.

Able to pick up a win during heat race competition, Carrick would advance to the Kokomo Grand Prix opening night feature event where he would take the green flag from the 16th starting position.

On the racy bullring, Carrick would continue to showcase the same speed he had in heat race action. Slicing his way through the star-studded field, the Lincoln, CA pilot would close the Kokomo Grand Prix out with a nice charge up to 10th.

Looking to build off Friday night during the Saturday night finale, Carrick opened the night up by timing in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running second in heat race action to Jason McDougal, Carrick would find himself in the fifth row to start the 30-lap feature event. Carrick would spend much of the night battling well inside the Top-10 on this night.

Racing with the likes of teammates Tucker Klassmeyer and Logan Seavey, Carrick would find himself eighth as the race came to close.

Taking the white flag in eighth, contact in turn four coming to the checkered would result in Carrick spinning and getting on his side as he would be credited with a 21st place finish.

“It was a definite bummer to end the night like that,’ Carrick said. “Big thanks to all the KKM guys for working so hard and always putting a fast car on the track.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Craftsman, CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will make his way back to California and take part in the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Austin Liggett Fourth in Midget at Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to shake down his new Mona Liggett owned Midget, Austin Liggett and crew made the trip to Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night and grabbed another Top-5 as the Tracy, CA driver finished fourth.

“Overall it was a good night of racing in the Midget,” Austin Liggett said. “We are still fine tuning some things, but I am really excited with how we have been in it so far.”

With 20 cars checked in Saturday night, Liggett would get off to a nice start as he timed the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology entry in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Liggett would get the elbows up as he worked his way forward around the speedway and impressed the crowd by picking up the win.

Lining up fourth in the feature, Liggett would run third most of the race as he admittedly did not have anything for the lead duo of Jake Swanson and Michael Faccinto.

A restart with 10-to-go would make things tough on the Hurt Fabrications/Maxwell Industries/Shine Photography machine. Slipping back to eighth, Liggett would have his work cut out for himself.

Settling back into his groove, he would recover nicely as he sliced and diced his way back forward and worked his way back up to the fourth spot when the checkered flag flew.

“My Crew Chief Scott Perovich really had the car dialed in, and handling well all night long,” Liggett said. “Once we get our engine fine tuned, I think we will really have a stout piece on our hands. Thanks to my parents, and Matt as well for busting their butt’s all night long and keeping us fast.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Liggett is hoping to return to action on April 20th at Merced Speedway with the USAC Western States Midgets.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick 13th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to kick off the track’s weekly point season, Blake Carrick bettered himself by a few positions from a week ago as he finished 13th in the feature event.

“It was good to get back up to Placerville Speedway and get back after it,” Blake Carrick said. “I feel like we are getting better and better each and every night there.”

With 27 cars checked into kick off the weekly point season at the track nestled in the foothills, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in 13th quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA product would battle with Tony Gualda for the top spot in his heat race, but would come up just short as he finished in the second position.

By way of his second place finish, Carrick would move into the feature event though would miss out on the redraw and find himself back in the 13th starting position for the 25-lap ‘A’ Main feature event.

When the race came to life, Carrick would slip back a few positions as he found himself mired deep in the field and back in the 17th position. On a fast surface, Carrick would continue to run back in 17th until the race’s first caution flag flew on the 14th lap.

The ensuing restart saw the youngster make a nice move to work into 15th, before taking over the 14th position one lap later. Settling into a groove during the last green flag run of the race, Carrick would turn his fastest lap of the night on the 18th lap as he continued to run 14th.

Taking advantage of a late red, Carrick would pick up a position on the race’s final restart with just two laps to go, and capped his night with a 13th place finish as he chased Zane Blanchard across the finish line.

“We kind of struggled early in the feature, but we got better as the race went on,” Blake Carrick said. “Thanks to Clark and everyone that works hard on our car.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake will be in action on Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA at the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Terry McCarl Grabs Second Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making their way back to the Midwest after battling the World of Outlaws in California, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports picked up a win at 81 Speedway on Friday night before a third place finish at I-80 Speedway on Saturday.

“It was great to get back in the Midwest, and get the Destiny Motorsports team another win this early in the year,” Terry McCarl said. “Pretty good weekend with a win and a third.”

Friday night at 81 Speedway, McCarl simply had a stellar night overall. Lining up in the third row of heat race action, McCarl flexed his muscle early in this one aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com No. 4 machine. Working his way to the lead, and eventually the win, McCarl would then pull the one to put himself on the pole for the feature event.

Leading the field to green, the Altoona, IA driver would not be denied on this night as he kept Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Dylan Westbrook, and Aaron Reutzel at bay. Looking stout out front, McCarl would beat the field back to the checkered flag and take home is second win of the young 2019 season.

With Mother Nature cancelling Saturday’s program and 81 Speedway, TMAC and company would make the trip to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE where he would continue to showcase some speed.

Just making the call after the driver from Kansas, McCarl would draw the pole for his heat and share the front row with Nebraska standout, Jack Dover. Getting the jump, McCarl would win the heat going away and find himself in the main event redraw.

Not having as much fortune as he did the night before, the four pill would put him in the second row of the feature event on this night.

Admittedly missing the set up a bit, McCarl would still give it all he had in the feature event. Battling some brake issues at times as he wrestled the Destiny Motorsports machine around the speedway, McCarl would keep his machine on the podium as he closed his weekend with a third place finish.

“Considering how we were in the feature event, I have really never been so content to finish third before,” McCarl said. “The weather made it a little longer of a weekend than we were hoping for, but winning is definitely a cure all. Thanks to all my guys for their hard work, Rick and Barb Rogers for their support, and all of our partners for making this possible.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are scheduled to be in action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for the historic track’s season opener.

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

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

 

 

Smith Records Pair of Top-Five Finishes

Mandee Pauch Relations – April 9, 2019 –Ryan Smith and the Heffner Racing team posted a top-five finish at Port Royal Speedway and a podium finish at BAPS Motor Speedway this past weekend in Central P.A.

Saturday evening saw the No.72 team roll out a new car at Port Royal Speedway.

“We tested it Thursday night at Port and learned a lot,” Smith said. “It was well worth the trip to try some stuff, especially with a new car.”

Smith was able to climb his way through his heat Saturday night to cross the line in fifth, however, just missing the handicapping for the main event.

Smith rolled off on the outside of the seventh row for the feature.

“It went green to checkered,” noted Smith. “We drove all the way up to fifth but ran out of time. I’m definitely happy with it though. We went forward.”

Smith closed out the evening with a solid fifth-place finish.

Sunday afternoon the team made the trip to BAPS Motor Speedway for their season opener.

By luck of the draw, Smith drew 44 out of 50, lining him up last, once again, for the heat race.

Smith drove his way through the heat to finish fourth, locking him into the redraw for the feature.

Smith started on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

“The race was primarily around the top,” he said. “They went out and watered it right before the feature which hurt us because I was set up for the bottom. We ran up front for a while but towards the end in lapped traffic we couldn’t keep pace. We were good enough to run third.”

Smith and the team were able to collect two strong top-five finishes over the weekend and now have their sites set to this coming weekend with the All Star Sprints in town.

RYAN SMITH QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 – Port Royal Speedway; Heat: 5 (9); Feature: 5 (14) April 7 – BAPS Motor Speedway; Heat 4 (8); Feature 3 (4)

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

8 races– 5 top fives, 7 top 10s

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing Website: www.heffnerracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing Twitter:www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith Website:www.ryansmithracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid Twitter:www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing Instagram:www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – CnB Chubby

“He’s one of the greatest guys of the sport that supports teams like us,” Smith said. “He’s been a supporter of mine for five years now. He was always was a supporter of Greg and stayed on board with us for this year. He’s a big help for us and the team. I’m proud to fly his name on the front wing.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS – Mandee Pauch Relations specializes in affordable public relations and media management for drivers, race teams, racetracks, businesses, sponsors, events and more. MPR provides a wide array of services that individuals in the racing industry require in order to advance in the sport.

To meet the media relations needs of your program contact Mandee Pauch at mandeepauchrelations@yahoo.com. For more information on MPR, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

 

 

After A Wet Winter, Nienhiser Gets 2019 Rolling With Jacksonville Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: With wet weather prolonging the start to his 2019 season, Paul Nienhiser was rewarded for his patience as he opened his season with a victory at Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, his 13th career with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA).

“It was a great weekend for our team, and it felt good to get back out there and race,’ Nienhiser said. “We had a good car both Saturday and Sunday, and I am excited for the year ahead.”

With Friday’s scheduled show at Jacksonville being pushed to a Sunday afternoon matinee, officials opted to use a passing point format opposed to using time trials.

Drawing the third row of his heat race, the Chapin, IL wheelman would make some moves on a relatively narrow surface and fight forward to a third place finish. Rewarded for his efforts, Nienhiser moved into the redraw where he would find himself with the one pill and on the front row of the feature event.

Following a considerable amount of track prep prior to the “A” with the track taking some abuse running under the sunlight, the track would start out narrow but would change considerably during the race.

Out in front, Nienhiser would stay attached to the cushion as it worked higher and higher up the track as the laps clicked off.

Though he would see second running Joe B Miller’s nose a few times in traffic, Nienhiser continued to hit his marks and focus on getting through traffic.

A late restart would see second and third make contact and it would allow Nienhiser to get away and race to his 13th career MOWA win, putting him just nine wins behind MOWA legend Jerrod Hull.

Saturday night Nienhiser’s season came to life at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA. Drawing the last group in time trials, a slick surface would see Nienhiser time in 18th quickest and narrowly missing the heat race inversion by two positions.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Nienhiser would transfer into the feature event but would miss out on a redraw berth and lined up 15th in the ‘A’.

On a very slick and abrasive surface, Nienhiser would settle in nicely and carve his way forward as he adapted to the surface that offered drivers a mix of slick in smooth in one set of corners and heavy and rough in the other.

Getting up into seventh, Nienhiser would close in on the Top-Five as the track began to take rubber all the way around.

As the laps drew on, Nienhiser would get out of the rubber to try and make something happen, but it would not go as planned and he would actually lose a position to cap his night with an eighth place run.

“Anytime you can beat a tough field of cars and get a win is a good weekend,” Nienhiser said. “Great start to our season, and a big thanks to everyone who helps us out.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Signs and Design, Team Simpson, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Nienhiser will return to action with MOWA on Friday night in Granite City, IL and may possibly be in action on Sunday at Quincy Raceway.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour teams ready to chase Asparagus gold in Stockton Friday and Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – April 9, 2019…One of the biggest events of the season in Northern California is locked and loaded for this Friday and Saturday when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards converges at the Stockton Dirt Track for the second annual Asparagus Cup.

The two-night Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on April 12th and 13th is held in conjunction with the annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, which sees more than 65,000 people come through the gates over its three-day run. The inaugural Asparagus Cup race last season saw Australian super-star James McFadden pick up the victory while driving for car owner Willie Kahne.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards recently opened the season at Placerville Speedway, where Auburn’s Andy Forsberg claimed the big win over Roseville’s Sean Becker and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto. Forsberg is a three-time Stockton Dirt Track winner in his career and brought home a podium finish on February 23rd, during an event captured by Hollister’s Tony Gualda.

Opening night of the Asparagus Cup on Friday will award $10,000 to the winner and the Saturday finale will pay out a strong $15,000-to-win. Each night will also be a minimum of $800-to-start the A-main. All cars that competed at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in Placerville are also eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus if they win a feature at the Asparagus Cup. Winged 360 Sprint Cars are the only class running this weekend at the event.

Race transporters are going to enter the fairgrounds off B Street through Gate 7 (which runs along the back stretch of the one-mile track). You will then wrap back around on the one-mile horse track towards the pit area. The pit registration booth will be located on the old horse track.

After paying for festival admission each day, a race ticket will cost $10 extra (five and under are free for the race). If you purchase a discount San Joaquin Asparagus Festival ticket at Save Mart or Lucky’s ahead of time it will bring your total cost to watch the race down to $22 each night for adults. For a list of Save Mart and Lucky stores to purchase discount Asparagus Festival tickets click http://www.sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net/savemart_discount_ticket_locations.html

The front grandstand gate at the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm, with heat races scheduled to begin at 6pm both nights. The pit registration booth will open at noon each day. The drivers meeting will be held at 4:15pm both days and cars will be on track at 5. For more information visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

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. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

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

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Friday April 12: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)
Saturday April 13: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)
Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway
Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

 

 

MY PLACE HOTELS NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF 360 KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

Altoona and Ankeny Locations to be Official Hotel Partner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 9, 2019) -- My Place Hotels has partnered with Knoxville Raceway to be the title sponsor of the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The partnership makes My Place Hotels the Official Hotel Partner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals and the nearby locations in Altoona and Ankeny will offer discounted rates to race fans during the event week. The multi-year partnership will include the 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank in 2020.

"The My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank officially kicks off the greatest 10 days of racing in America," said Kendra Jacobs, Director of Marketing for Knoxville Raceway. "Fans from around the world travel to Iowa, which means that fans from around the world are looking for a place to stay. My Place Hotels has two nearby locations in Altoona and Ankeny with generously discounted rates for our fans. This is a partnership that not only supports the race track and the event, but also the race fans."

The My Place Hotels locations in Altoona, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Knoxville Raceway, and in Ankeny, roughly 50 minutes northwest from Knoxville Raceway, are now the Official Hotel Partner of the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Drivers, race teams and fans can take advantage of a special promotional rate at either of the two hotels. Any guests who use the promotional code "Knoxville" when booking will receive a $99 per night rate for the July 31 through August 5 nights. A limited amount of rooms will be available August 6 through August 11 at $139 per night with the promo code. To receive the promotional discount, reservations must be made by calling the two hotels directly at 515-348-7161 (Altoona) and 515-381-0589 (Ankeny).

"The partnership with Knoxville Raceway demonstrates the fun-loving spirit of the owners and operators behind the My Place Hotels locations in Ankeny and Altoona, Iowa," said Ryan Rivett, President and CEO of My Place Hotels. "As exceptional hospitality providers and the Official Hotel Partner, I'm confident these nearby hotels will be an outstanding home base for race fans during the 360 Knoxville Nationals and throughout the phenomenal season at The Sprint Car Capital of the World."

Tickets for the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank are available on KnoxvilleRaceway.com or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. For more information about Knoxville Raceway and the My Place 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank visit KnoxvilleRaceway.com, like Knoxville Raceway on Facebook, or follow Knoxville Raceway on Instagram and @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android devices. ABOUT MY PLACE HOTELS: All My Place Hotels locations offer modern amenities at an affordable price including nightly, weekly and monthly rate options. My Place Hotels of America is a franchise company that focuses on providing a clean and comfortable facility, with modern amenities and great customer service, all at an affordable price. The company is based out of Aberdeen, SD, and offers franchisees a new construction brand, designed to ensure quality, consistency and the highest of standards for delivering marketplace value.

There are currently four open locations in Iowa, two of which are located in the Des Moines area in Altoona and Ankeny and are situated within close proximity to Knoxville Raceway. The brand currently has 45 hotels open across 21 states with over 120 hotels in the pipeline. Your best night's rest is always a quick ride away!

To book your stay at My Place, please call the toll-free reservation line at: (855) 200-5685 or visit myplacehotels.com. Please click here to get up to date with the latest news from My Place Hotels! ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 410, 360 and Pro Sprint sprint car racing nearly every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Weld Racing, the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the Corn Belt Nationals. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 32 VIP suites.

 

 

DESERT DRIFTER: Stewart & CJB Wrap UP Arizona Swing Texas two-step is up next as Outlaws visit Devils Bowl Speedway near Mesquite

CARLISLE, PA. - April 8, 2019 - A pair of tracks in Arizona kept the CJB Motorsports team busy as finishes of 10th and 12th propel the team eastward.

Up first was a stop at USA Raceway near Tucson. Stewart qualified 14th, finished 3rd in his heat race and finished the feature in 10th.

Queen Creek was the site of the following nights event at Arizona Speedway. Stewart timed in 14th, finished 5th in his heat race and 12th in the feature.

"We struggled in qualifying this week," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "It's been something that we've been working on all year. We tried out some changes to our engine program and we're still learning what we need to do to get some speed when it comes to qualifying. We race really well but starting the second and third row of heat races has been tough."

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shoots straight for the Lone Star State of Texas and the birth place of the series; Devils Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, April 12th & 13th. Stewart and CJB will be looking to score the the big check and the big hat given to winners at the famous half-mile. Stewart took home the Saturday night victory in 2016.

"Devils Bowl holds a special place in my heart," Stewart said. "It's one of the tracks that I cut my teeth on. Now, it would be considered my home track in the sense that we we don't have a race in Oklahoma this year. We have had some success at this track and I look forward to getting back there. It's a place where my family and friends can come watch me race, which is nice."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS: Events: 16 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 4 Top-10's: 9 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

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

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson's Racing Night Ends Early Because of Safety Concerns

Inside Line Promotions - BOONE, Iowa (April 8, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson's highly anticipated season debut resulted in disappointment due to an unforeseen situation with a track's safety status last weekend.

Johnson visited Boone Speedway for the second time in his career on Saturday night. His first laps on the track this season presented some opening-night glitches.

"We had some motor issues during hot laps," he said. "We had to kind of scramble to get it fixed in time for the heat race and we didn't have much of a chance to check the track out."

Johnson started fifth in the race and quickly moved up to second.

"We were doing pretty well until I looped it in turn four on the third lap," he said. "Then I kind of got clipped. I didn't know if anything was broken so I just pulled in to save the car for the feature."

Once Johnson pulled in and the race restarted, he noticed an incident on the track that caused him concern.

"Mike Moore crashed and landed upside down," he said. "That's about the most dangerous position for a driver. All it takes is for a few drops of fuel dripping onto something hot to start a major fire. It's about impossible for a driver to get out of a car in a hurry when he's in that position.

"He must've sat there like that for about 45 seconds before someone finally arrived to check on him. And that wasn't a member of the safety crew. It was a guy on a four-wheeler who pushed cars off."

It was then that Johnson and his team took notice of the safety conditions at the track.

"We noticed they didn't have a fire truck there," he said. "To me, they didn't really have an actual safety crew. They had fire extinguishers at four poles around the track. The guys on the crew didn't wear any fire apparel, just shorts and t-shirts."

The team made the decision not to take any unnecessary risks and Johnson made one lap in the feature before pulling in.

"It was disappointing, for sure," he said. "We basically ended up towing three hours for a practice session.

"It's just not worth the risk. There are plenty more races. In sprint car racing today we don't think it's too much to ask to have an ambulance, fire truck and a prepared safety crew. If a track chooses not to provide that, we'll choose not to race there."

With last weekend behind him, Johnson is looking forward to competing with the Sprint Series of Nebraska this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

"I've watched a lot of 360 races at I-80, but I've only raced there once a couple of years ago," he said. "I think we started 10th and finished fourth. I like the track. It always seems to slick off, which is what I like. And I seem to do a little better on bigger tracks so that works well for me, too."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa - Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: DNF (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oddson Underground

Oddson Underground, Inc., of Windom, Minn., is a family-owned business established in 1998. The business is an underground utility contractor that handles the installation of fiber optic, water, sewer, power, geothermal and other underground services. For more information, visit www.oddsonunderground.com.

"We're really excited to have Oddson Underground join our team this year," Johnson said. "They came on board with us in a pretty big way and we're looking forward to having their name on our car."

Johnson would also like to thank Medical Machining Specialists, Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Kats Hog Heaven, GRP Motorsports, DeBerg Concrete, Snyder Logging & Tree Service, SeaFoam Products, the Ron Weber Team, TL Racing, Big Al's Diecast, Guaranteed Rate - Mike, Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawncare & Landscaping and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

PRIME TIME Live Brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Resumes This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 8, 2019) - The second season of PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group kicks off this weekend.

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

Several of the marquee racing events around the country this weekend include the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visiting Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions competing in Central Pennsylvania; ASCS regional competition in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arizona; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Ohio and Maryland; and USAC national sprint cars in Indiana to name a few.

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

Additionally, RacinBoys All Access will provide live Pay-Per-View video from ASCS Sooner Region races at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Friday and at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Saturday.

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

Additional April races that will have live video include an ASCS Sooner Region doubleheader the following weekend and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season-opening doubleheader during the final weekend of the month.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Swindell and Thone Motorsports Kicking Off Season This Weekend in Texas With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) - It's been a busy offseason for Sammy Swindell, who built two new race cars for Thone Motorsports.

The team is slated to kick off its 2019 campaign this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We built two new Maxim cars and made some changes with the trailer with how things are laid out," Swindell said. "It was putting a whole lot of stuff together to be organized the way I've done it in the past.

"It's pretty much the same car I ran for the Zimbardi's in New York. At the All Star shows we didn't finish outside the top three and won about half the races I've run in so I have an idea where to start. It's just like the car Kevin (Swindell) runs so he can give me some feedback, too, and I can help him so it'll make it better for both of us."

Swindell noted that the team anticipates a schedule of 40-to-50 races - all in the 410ci winged sprint car division - beginning this weekend at the half-mile Texas oval. Swindell has a dozen World of Outlaws wins at the track, where he's been victorious in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

"It definitely makes it easier to start there," he said. "I've got a lot of laps there and won a lot of races there in the 360 and the 410 stuff. There's a couple of things that make the track different. It's more like a D shape than an oval. Some people get it and some people don't. It's unique in itself. Having the experience and laps will definitely help."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed and Grain, Hopf Farms, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Premier Truck Group, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

It's All 'Gravy' for Sides Motorsports During World of Outlaws Stop in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 8, 2019) - Sides Motorsports added a little 'Gravy' to its plate last weekend.

Crew member Stephen Fairfield, who earned the nickname 'Gravy' thanks to a special moment during a dinner outing last year, piloted a second Sides Motorsports entry on Friday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., during the Wildcat Shootout.

"Some of the tracks we go to we have low car counts so someone needs to bring down a backup car to make sure we're in the three-heat format," Jason Sides said. "We did that and had him drive it on Friday. It was his first time starting a sprint car."

While Sides and Fairfield both ended the night early in the main event, the internet was won as everyone hopped on the 'Gravy' boat.

The team went back to one car the ensuing night at Arizona Speedway during the Arizona Desert Shootout. Sides qualified 15th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and advanced two positions to end 16 th in the main event.

"The race track was kind of narrow and you couldn't do a lot of passing, but the bottom was decent," he said. "We were a little tight the first few laps and then it got going good. The leaders got to me. I stayed on the bottom and all of the sudden the bottom came to us. We pulled away from Sheldon (Haudenschild) and passed a couple of cars. The car got better toward the end of the night and we made some gains."

This week's challenge is the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"We've had some really good runs there," Sides said. "We're definitely looking forward to getting back toward the Midwest and to some tracks where we've had some better runs on."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 20 (11).

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 16 (18).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Showcasing Profile by Sanford During Texas Outlaw Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 8, 2019) - Kraig Kinser will spotlight a new sponsor this weekend during the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Profile by Sanford will be on Kinser's top wing during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the first time this season.

"Profile is a weight loss program and our goal is to give them more exposure," Kinser said. "We'll have them on board all season and will showcase their logo at several big races. We're going to visit one of their stores in Plano, Texas, this Thursday and will get our car out. Hopefully we'll run well at Devil's Bowl and that can help give them more exposure as well."

Kinser is coming off his best result of the season last Saturday during the Arizona Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway. He qualified 11th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and advanced from 11th to eighth in the main event.

"We're still working to get better, but it was a solid performance," he said. "Those are the nights we want to get our program to regularly and work to get better from there."

The weekend began the previous night at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., during the Wildcat Shootout. Kinser qualified 20th quickest, rallied from seventh to fifth place in a heat race and closed the night with a 16th-place finish in the main event.

"We didn't qualify well and it was a narrow track," he said. "When you get tracks like that you hope you qualify better. We didn't qualify good at all and with it being tough to pass that buried us.

"I'm looking forward to taking the momentum from our run on Saturday and carrying Profile into Devil's Bowl this weekend. Hopefully we'll have a couple of great runs."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 16 (14).

April 6 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Profile by Sanford

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"We're thrilled to have Profile by Sanford as a partner this year," Kinser said. "They will be on our car all year, but will be spotlighted at several of our bigger events this year so hopefully we can help give them more exposure and the benefits of their service will become better known within our dirt track family."

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

 

 

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Capture Runner-Up Result During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - GAFFNEY, S.C. (April 8, 2019) - Trey Starks posted the best season-opening result of his sprint car career last Saturday at Cherokee Speedway.

After Friday's USCS Series event at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., rained out, Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports ventured to Cherokee Speedway for the weekend finale. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from third to second in the main event.

"It went really well," he said. "I was really comfortable in the car. It was my longest offseason. I wasn't sure how quick I'd react, but we picked up right where we left off last year. Everything was comfortable and the car was fast. I was disappointed to not get the win, but it was a great night.

"I got to second real quick and settled in pretty good. Johnny (Bridges) was setting a good pace. I knew that we were faster and needed a little time to get by him, but it seemed like every five laps we'd have a caution. It'd take four laps to get to his bumper after each restart and every time we'd run a few laps we'd have a caution. Our longest run was with seven laps to go. We were at his bumper at the checkered flag and just needed one more lap."

Starks finished second by less than one tenth of a second.

"I wanted to get in traffic, but it didn't play out that way," he said. "Sometimes that's how races go. You take what you can get from it."

Starks shifts his focus to the Knoxville Raceway season opener this Saturday. The team will take part in Friday's practice night at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, prior to Saturday's competition.

"I'm really excited to race regularly at Knoxville this year," he said. "It will be a great challenge. Hopefully we can get off to a strong start with a good result on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Golf Cart Services

Golf Cart Services is one of the largest E-Z-GO distributors in the country. The family owned business, which is located in New Oxford, Pa., and has been in business approximately 50 years, sells new and used golf carts. It also offers rentals and does repairs. For more information, visit http://www.GolfCartServices.com .

"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Victorious During KWS-NARC Season Opener at Kern County Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 8, 2019) - Saturday provided a sweet moment for Dominic Scelzi, who fulfilled a dream by winning during only his third career start driving a Roth Motorsports sprint car.

"I was extremely happy, especially to win our first time out in a 410 this season," he said. "We got a few laps under our belt together. They knew what I needed to feel and gave it to me. It was pretty potent."

Scelzi and the team kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener at Kern County Raceway Park by qualifying fifth quickest out of the 23 drivers despite going out late.

"It was an extremely efficient night," he said. "In hot laps the track was really slick and we were the last group out, but we were at the top of the board. That set the tone. We had good speed and in qualifying with going out last I knew it'd be pretty tough. To go fifth quick and to beat some really good cars that went out early was huge."

Scelzi finished where he started - third - in a heat race, which earned enough points to lock him into the dash.

"The heat was pretty locked down and we did what we had to to get in the dash," he said. "The dash was a full inversion so I started on the outside of the front row and won. Then I chose the outside line to start the main event and we were able to lead all 30 laps.

"I had a lapped car move way up and almost get into me in turn three. Then I tried to get around a lapped car and got pushed up a little in turns one and two. Shane (Golobic) got under me off turn two, but in reality we went unchallenged. It was just a smooth night that you dream about."

The win was Scelzi's fourth career with the series.

Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/B8ld9k3Si0s.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

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

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years and that passion for the sport has been passed down to my brother and I. The Scelzi name is well known in auto racing and we're doing our best to carry on the winning legacy."

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

 

 

SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT
IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Terre Haute, Indiana (April 8, 2019).........The 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" brings about a myriad of traditions. None of which are better than the sight and sound of the big cars on the dirt, where they'll play for the first time in 2019 this Sunday, April 14, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the USAC Silver Crown dirt track season opener.

Justin Grant won the "Sumar" a year ago, giving Hemelgarn Racing its first USAC National win on Indiana soil since the team captured the 1996 Indianapolis 500 with driver Buddy Lazier and crew chief Dennis LaCava, who wrenched Grant's ride to the win on the legendary half-mile.

In 2016, Grant of Ione, Calif., won the pole for the "Sumar" and was dominant for the first 93 laps of the 100-lap event. But, it was just a slight mishap with seven laps remaining that cost him a shot at victory. Fast forward to 2018 and a couple more years of experience under the belt, Grant was determined to not let the past repeat itself, rising to the top of the heap on lap 84 and charging to the victory.

Grant made a valiant surge in the Silver Crown opener in March at Memphis, racing from 20th to 3rd at the checkered, two spots behind the series' winningest driver who picked up his record-extending 25th that afternoon, Kody Swanson. The Kingsburg, Calif. driver also finished 2nd to Grant at the "Sumar" a year ago. He was in position to win with 16 laps to go when he and Shane Cottle tangled in turn three. Swanson's crew changed the left rear, then proceeded to carve through the pack, ultimately getting to 2nd by race end.

Swanson's offseason move to Nolen Racing has already shown its potential, winning right out of the box at Memphis. Swanson won the "Sumar" in 2014, while Nolen cars have captured a pair, in 1998 and 2002, both with driver Tony Elliott.

Among the group of contenders in the "Sumar" field are past winners Dave Darland (2008), Swanson (2014), Shane Cockrum (2015), C.J. Leary (2016), Chris Windom (2017) and Grant (2018) in addition to past series winners Aaron Pierce, David Byrne, Shane Cottle and 2018 pole winner Tyler Courtney.

The Sumar Classic traces its heritage to the AAA/USAC National Championship cars owned by Don Smith and Chapman Root over half a century ago. While USAC Silver Crown racing debuted at Terre Haute with Gary Bettenhausen's score in 1980, the first race under the "Sumar" moniker came in 1995, a race won by Donnie Beechler. Over the past quarter century, "Sumar" winners have included the likes of Kevin Thomas, Jack Hewitt, J.J. Yeley, Brian Tyler, Josh Wise, Bud Kaeding, Levi Jones and Bobby East.

Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown standings coming into the "Sumar Classic" with a nine-point margin over Bobby Santos, followed by Grant, Kyle Hamilton and leading Rookie contender Joey Schmidt.

Pits open at 1pm Eastern on Sunday with grandstands opening at 2pm, an open pit party from 2-3:15pm, drivers meeting at 3:30pm, practice at 4:30pm, Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying at 5:30pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Adult general admission tickets are $25, infield tickets $15 and kids 11 and under FREE. Pit passes are $30 for USAC/UMP members and $35 for non-members.

The "Sumar Classic" can be watched LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com/.
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VETERAN SPRINT CAR DRIVER MATT STEWART TEAMS WITH RANDY WAITMAN MOTORSPORTS!

(Ramona, CA, April 8, 2019) Phoenix, Arizona sprint car racing veteran Matt Stewart will be returning to his native Southern California to contest the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series “Sokola Shootout” this Saturday night, April 13th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Stewart will be teaming with Randy Waitman Motorsports for the race at the track that is about one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour north of San Diego.

For Stewart, a 31-year-old pilot, the race will be his first of the 2019 campaign. He originally planned to start his season in March in the C&H Hunt Magneto’s Sprint Car Series. However, the series has had multiple races canceled due to rain.

Matt.jpg Matt Stewart getting for his ride at Randy Waitman Motorsports. RWMS Photo

Saturday’s race marks a return to the track where the second-generation driver grew up watching the races. The famous Riverside County clay oval, which is celebrating its 24th consecutive season of racing, is where Stewart also cut his teeth racing sprint cars and where he has competed the most behind the wheel of the 900-horsepower machines.

In 2018, Stewart, a past recipient of the American Motorcycle Associations “Promoter of the Year Award” for his Supermoto programs, had one of his busiest seasons behind the wheel of a sprint car. In addition to driving for John Bellegante in the USAC/CRA Series, Stewart also drove the Intents Racing #33 in Northern California. He notched a win in that car at the Stockton Dirt Oval on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. He then astounded fans and competition alike when he drove the same carbureted car to a fifth-place finish against a full field of fuel injected cars in a USAC West Coast Series “Battle at the Beach” race at the Ventura Raceway.

Saturday’s race will be the first for Stewart behind the wheel of the bright red, white and blue Waitman Motorsports #90. Based in the sleepy San Diego County town of Ramona, the Waitman sprint car is a familiar sight for race fans at Perris. Affable owner Randy Waitman has contested not only USAC/CRA races there, but he has also competed in World of Outlaws events when that National tour makes its annual appearance. The fan-friendly racer is not only known for his racing exploits, but also for giving fans a racing experience in his sprint car simulators. Waitman will also be driving, making Stewart a second team entry for this Saturday’s event.

The cars Waitman and Stewart will be driving for Waitman Motorsports feature Maxim Chassis’ and are powered by 410 cubic inch engines. They are sponsored by USA Simulators and RAE Automotive. Companies or individuals who are interested in marketing opportunities with the team can contact the team at 760-212-6969 or E-mail at randy@RWMS.NET or Mattstewart@rwms.net. Fans can also follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @Randy Waitman Motorsports & WWW.RWMS.NET.

Fans who wish to see the RWMS team in action this Saturday night can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris (92571). The track website is perrisautospeedway.com and the track phone number is (951) 940-0134.

 

 

NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS

Bloomington, Indiana (April 8, 2019).........Bloomington Speedway's new era begins this Friday night, April 12, with the "Larry Rice Classic" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

Facility improvements over the offseason to the track, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, have given a facelift to the southern Indiana quarter-mile dirt oval under the management team led by Bloomington native / USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club.

This Friday's season debut will be the first of three USAC National events on the Bloomington calendar, in addition to "Indiana Midget Week" featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship on June 7 and the "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" return for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars during "Indiana Sprint Week" on July 26.

The April 12 event card also includes the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds. "Indiana Midget Week" will also feature Sprint Cars and MMSA Mini Sprints on the docket. "Indiana Sprint Week" will have RaceSaver Sprint Cars in conjunction with USAC.

Pricing for all USAC-sanctioned events at Bloomington has adult general admission tickets at $20, students (with ID) $10 and kids 12 and under free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm Eastern.

An additional four events will be held at Bloomington in 2019, starting with the "Bob Kinser Memorial" on May 3 with Sprint Cars, MMSA Mini Sprints, UMP Modifieds and UMP Super Stocks. The May 24"Josh Burton Memorial" lineup brings the Midwest Sprint Car Series, Midgets and UMP Modifieds. Independence Day weekend at Bloomington Speedway carries into July 5 with a Fireworks show, Midgets, UMP Modifieds, MMSA Mini Sprints and UMP Super Stocks. The season's finale, a "Salute to Mike Miles," provides a triple slice of action on August 9 with Sprints, Midgets and UMP Modifieds.

All non-USAC events will be $15 for adult general admission with pits opening at 3pm and the front gates opening at 5pm Eastern.

For more info on Bloomington Speedway's events, visit www.bloomingtonspeedway.com or on social media - Twitter: @BloomSpeedway, Facebook: Bloomington Speedway and Instagram: @bloomspeedway.

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2019 BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

Apr 12: "Larry Rice Classic" - USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, RaceSaver Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Sprint Cars: 1) 5000, 2) 2500, 3) 1250, 4) 1000, 5) 900, 6) 850, 7) 800, 8) 775, 9) 750, 10) 725, 11) 700, 12) 675, 13) 650, 14) 625, 15) 600, 16) 575, 17) 550, 18) 525, 19) 500, 20) 500, 21) 500, 22) 500

Modified Purse: 1) 700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

May 3: "Bob Kinser Memorial" - Sprint Cars, MMSA Mini Sprints, UMP Modifieds & UMP Super Stocks

Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Sprint Cars: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19) 230, 20) 225

Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

Super Stock Purse: 1) $600, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 200, 5) 175, 6) 150, 7) 130, 8) 120, 9) 110, 10) 105, 11) 100, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 90, 17) 90, 18) 90, 19) 90, 20) 90

May 24: "Josh Burton Memorial" - Midwest Sprint Car Series, Midgets & UMP Modifieds

Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Sprint Cars: 1) $2500

Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

Jun 7: "Indiana Midget Week" - USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, Sprint Cars & MMSA Mini Sprints

Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Midgets: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 1000, 4) 750, 5) 600, 6) 500, 7) 450, 8) 400, 9) 375, 10) 355, 11) 325, 12) 315, 13) 305, 14) 295, 15) 290, 16) 285, 17) 280, 18) 275, 19) 275, 20) 275, 21) 275, 22) 275

Sprint Cars: 1) $1500, 2) 850, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19) 230, 20) 225

Jul 5: "Fireworks Festival" - Midgets, UMP Modifieds, MMSA Mini Sprints & UMP Super Stocks

Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

Super Stock Purse: 1) $600, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 200, 5) 175, 6) 150, 7) 130, 8) 120, 9) 110, 10) 105, 11) 100, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 90, 17) 90, 18) 90, 19) 90, 20) 90

Jul 26: "Indiana Sprint Week" / "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" - USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship & RaceSaver Sprint Cars

Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Sprint Cars: 1) $5000, 2) 2500, 3) 1250, 4) 1000, 5) 900, 6) 850, 7) 800, 8) 775, 9) 750, 10) 725, 11) 700, 12) 675, 13) 650, 14) 625, 15) 600, 16) 575, 17) 550, 18) 525, 19) 500, 20) 500, 21) 500, 22) 500

Aug 9: "Salute to Mike Miles" - Sprint Cars, Midgets & UMP Modifieds

Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

Sprint Cars: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19) 230, 20) 225

Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

 

 

Brent Marks ends Arizona visit with top-ten at USA Raceway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – The ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks scored his first World of Outlaws top-ten finish of the 2019 season on Friday night, doing so by capitalizing on an inside-second row starting position to finish sixth at USA Raceway near Tucson, Arizona.

Marks, who started third on the feature grid by virtue of his third place finish during the evening’s dash, battled near the front during his entire visit to USA Raceway, ultimately ending his evening at the Wildcat Shootout with a runner-up finish during heat race competition, a third place finish during dash competition, and a top-ten during feature action.

“We needed that one,” Brent Marks explained, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “This team has been working incredibly hard. They deserved this. We were in need of a positive momentum boost. I think bigger and better things are ahead for this team.”

In addition to his top-ten finish at USA Raceway, Marks scored an 11th place finish the following evening at Arizona Speedway near Queen Creek. Marks started eighth on the feature grid, the product of a third place finish during heat race competition.

Up next on the schedule, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ will venture east for a two-day stop at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13. Despite the Texas Outlaw Nationals being the last time the World of Outlaws will visit the Lone Star State in 2019, Marks is excited for the opportunity, as M&M Painting & Construction is headquartered in Texas.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to visit Texas again,” Brent Marks continued. “Any chance we get to race in M&M’s home state is a huge bonus for us. Hopefully we can put our momentum to good use this weekend and get back into the top-ten.”

Marks finished 11th and ninth, respectively, during his most recent visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2018.

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

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

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

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

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 1
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5.


Baker earns top-ten during 2019 debut at Atomic Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (April 8, 2019) – Knocking the rust off is never easy, but Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker made the most of his attempt by scoring a top-ten performance during FAST Series competition at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6.

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/H&S Concrete/Mid Ohio Diesel/Amsoil Stone Creek Lube/No. 45 sprint car, finished eighth, officially, during his 2019 debut, rallying from the inside of row seven to accomplish his feat.

Baker has always had a soft spot for Atomic Speedway. In 2018, Baker won an All Star Circuit of Champions heat race at the Chillicothe highbanks during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

“That was a great way to get our season going,” Trevor Baker said about his visit to Chillicothe, Ohio’s Atomic Speedway. “It’s never easy jumping back in a sprint car after having a few months off, but we made it work. I’m proud of my team and I can’t thank them enough for stepping up and getting me to Atomic. Hopefully we can do it again next weekend.”

Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance will return to action on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13, with visits to Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway, respectively. Attica will host an Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) event, while Wayne County Speedway will host the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA); each vital test sessions for Baker as he prepares for upcoming All Star Circuit of Champions events at the aforementioned facilities.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut.


Haas earns top-ten at the Speed Palace; All Star double next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – With the intent to find speed before the upcoming All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Central Pennsylvania, York’s Cory Haas did just that, as the Trone Outdoor Motorsports ace scored a top-ten finish at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6.

Haas, driver of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car, finished ninth during his visit to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace,’ capitalizing on this fourth row starting spot to maintain a finishing position inside the top-ten.

In fact, Haas’ entire evening at Port Royal Speedway was a success story, kicking things off with an impressive heat race victory.

“We were pretty good. We still have a few things to work on before next weekend, but all in all, it was a good trip to Port Royal and I’m already looking forward to next weekend,” Cory Haas explained. “The goal was to head up to Port Royal and kinda test for the All Star race next weekend. I think we figured some things out. Hopefully we can put ourselves in a good position again next weekend and capitalize.”

As mentioned, Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions for a pair of $6,000-to-win main events at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, respectively.

Haas scored one top-ten finish during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2018; a seventh place performance at Lincoln Speedway on August 25.

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

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6.

Michael scores top-ten during Attica Raceway Park opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 8, 2019) – A midweek decision to visit Attica Raceway Park rather than make the trip to Atomic Speedway for FAST Series action proved to be worth the effort, as the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael scored his first top-ten finish of the 2019 season, this time finishing tenth against a stout field who gathered for the Attica opener on Saturday, April 6.

Michael, a Plano, Texas-native who calls Fremont, Ohio, ‘home’ during his racing schedule, put together an impressive evening at the Attica highbanks, ending the event with not only a tenth place finish during feature competition, but Michael kicked off the night with the fifth-fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed by an impressive heat race victory.

“It feels good to put together a solid night at Attica Raceway Park,” T.J. Michael explained, who started fifth on the Attica feature grid. “We are going to be making a lot of visits to Attica this year. Not to mention, there are a lot of big shows there. It’s important we get ourselves ready ahead of time so we can take advantage. I’m excited for the rest of the season. I have a lot of great people who support this race team and believe in me. It’s time for me to give back.”

Although not quite the ending he wanted, T.J. Michael wrapped up his recent weekend with a FAST Series start at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park on Sunday, April 7. The ‘Texas Traveler’ finished 13th after starting 14th.

Up next on the schedule, T.J. Michael will return to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 12, followed by a trip to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, April 13. In addition to Saturday being Fremont Speedway’s 2019 season opener, each evening will feature a full card of Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
2016 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.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6.

 

Danny Dietrich holds off Brock Zearfoss for win at BAPS; All Star four-pack ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – Bumping his win total to three in 2019, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich capped off his recent weekend with a trip to victory lane, this time taking advantage of an outside-front row starting position to earn top honors at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pa., on Sunday, April 7.

Dietrich, who now owns victories at three different Central Pennsylvania facilities this season, was forced to battle Jonestown’s Brock Zearfoss during the Sunday night sprint car showcase, actually losing command to the full-time All Star on lap eight before regaining control with a slider between turns three and four on lap 15.

“I didn’t think we were really that good. After Brock [Zearfoss] got by us, I wasn’t sure we were capable of getting back by him,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/ Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “Sometimes being the guy in second is a lot better than being the guy out front. We were able to get back by Brock and keep that position. He’s fun to race with side-by-side.”

In addition to his triumph at BAPS Motor Speedway, Dietrich kicked off his three-race turned two-race weekend in the Keystone State with a trip to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, April 6. Dietrich finished fourth during his visit, moving ahead from seventh in 25, non-stop laps.

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with a four-race stretch with the All Star Circuit of Champions, first joining the regional travelers at Virginia Motor Speedway for a $10,000-to-win showstopper on Thursday, April 11.

Action will continue on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, with visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 3 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7.


Brock Zearfoss rallies at Port Royal, finishes second during Sunday night stop at BAPS Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – Apart from a mechanical hiccup suffered at Port Royal Speedway during the final weekend of March, Brock Zearfoss’ sprint car campaign in Central Pennsylvania has been near-flawless in 2019. In fact, the mechanical issue at Port Royal, clogged fuel nozzles being the culprit, resulted in Zearfoss’ only finish outside of the top-ten during competition in Pennsylvania Posse Country.

Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 70 sprint car, finished seventh and second during his recent pair of starts, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up performance at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, April 7. Zearfoss led a portion of the main event before settling for second, actually taking command from front row starter and eventual winner, Danny Dietrich, on lap eight. Dietrich returned the favor on lap 15 with a slider between turns three and four to regain control.

Impressive enough, Zearfoss kicked off his weekend in Central Pennsylvania with a rally from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6.

“It’s tough knowing we were that close to getting it done on Sunday. My team deserves to be standing in victory lane. They work their tails off and I certainly appreciate all of their hard work. Our time is coming soon. We are right there,” Brock Zearfoss explained about his performance on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway. “Sometimes being out front is not where you want to be, especially with a guy like Danny Dietrich behind you. I knew we were really good when I got around him, but he was good too and it showed. We’ll take these results and move forward. We have a huge weekend ahead. I’m excited to get our All Star schedule back on track.”

Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will return to competition on Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14, with an All Star Circuit of Champions quadruple-header throughout areas of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Zearfoss, who will follow the All Star schedule full-time in 2019 seeking Rookie of the Year honors, will follow America’s Series to Virginia Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend.

Thursday’s weekend kick off at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., will award a $10,000 top prize.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 9

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7.

Michalski 13th during appearance at BAPS Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – Brett Michalski’s weekend in the Keystone State was consistent, and although the text results may not insinuate consistency, the potential behind the results were much greater, creating a wave of positive momentum for the upcoming weekend.

Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/No. 73B sprint car, highlighted his recent weekend of competition in Posse Country with a 13th place finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. The 2018 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year started from the pole position and battled competitively during the entire main event, eventually fading just outside of the top-ten.

Michalski’s Lincoln Speedway result on Saturday, April 6, was on pace to be much better than where he was listed. In fact, Michalski was battling for 12th when contact with another competitor on lap 21 forced the driver of the familiar No. 73B to retire early; Michalski did not finish and was scored 15th.

“There were a lot of positives in our results from the weekend. Sometimes, the text results on paper don’t really display our actual performance, but we learned a lot and it made us even more prepared for future starts,” Brett Michalski explained. “I can’t thank my family and all of my supporters enough for their hard work and dedication toward this race team. We are having a lot of fun right now. As long as the fun doesn’t run out, we’ll be just fine.”

Up next on the schedule, Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will return to the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, April 13, and enter another round of action at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23.

Justin Whittall earns top-ten during visit to BAPS Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 8, 2019) – After a rather disappointing outing during his visit to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6, the result of a failed attempt to qualify for main event competition, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall did one better on Sunday night, April 7, at BAPS Motor Speedway and rallied from 17th to finish inside the top-ten amongst a stout field of Pennsylvania regulars and All Star invaders.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, finished tenth during his visit to the York Haven facility; his first top-ten finish of the 2019 season.

“That was a great way to rebound after a tough night at Port Royal Speedway,” Justin Whittall said about his BAPS Motor Speedway visit. “Positive results like this can go a long way, so hopefully we can use this top-ten as a ‘fresh start,’ so to speak, and build some momentum. I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work. I have a lot of great people who support me and I certainly wouldn’t be here without them.”

Unfortunately, Justin Whittall will have to forgo any plans to enter competition during the upcoming weekend, as prior obligations with school will force Whittall to miss the season’s first All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Central Pennsylvania. The Series will return on multiple occasions throughout the duration of the 2019 season.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th.

 

 

Jesse Love earns Hard Charger Award at Placerville Speedway for Van Dyke Motorsports

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 8, 2019…Making his fifth career Winged 360 Sprint Car start Menlo Park, California’s Jesse Love proceeded to carve his way from 18th to 10th at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday to snag the Hard Charger Award in the main event.

The previous weekend had seen Love make his debut at the high-banked red clay quarter-mile located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. This past Saturday’s event marked the season-opener for the weekly Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars and he began it by timing-in 19th out of the 27 cars on hand.

A fifth-place finish in heat race number three sent the Van Dyke Motorsports/ Lucas Oil/ Rafter V Farms No. 5H to the B-main, where Love got more laps and brought home a runner up effort, transferring him into the feature. The 25-lap contest saw just two slowdowns during it and the 14-year-old methodically picked his way forward to go from 18th to 10th and claim the Hard Charger Award. It was also Love’s best career Winged 360 Sprint Car finish in this early season.

“This past weekend was a great experience and I feel like I not only learned a lot but stepped up to a new level later in the night,” Love commented. “We raced side-by-side with some really good drivers in the main event and were able to come from 18th to 10th so I’m happy with the headway we are making. Scoring a top-10 is nice and I feel like we are progressing each race. I can’t thank everyone enough for making this possible and I am excited to get back in the Van Dyke Motorsports 5H at the Peter Murphy Classic in May at Tulare.”

The next scheduled event for Van Dyke Motorsports will be the annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial weekend at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox behind the wheel.

Van Dyke Motorsports would like to thank Lucas Oil Products, NAAKE Suspension and JRI West, T&T Trucking, Rafter V Farms, Hansen Machine Works, DMI, AL Driveline, Moyle Engines and Rod End Supply for their support this season.

Quick Recap- Placerville Speedway Winged 360 with Jesse Love

Saturday April 6th: Qualified (19th), Heat Race (5th), B-main (2nd), A-main (10th)

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Abreu 12th at USA Raceway to highlight Outlaw weekend in Arizona

Date: Friday, April 5
Event: Wildcat Shootout
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: USA Raceway (Tucson, Ariz.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 12th (15th)

Date: Saturday, April 6
Event: Arizona Desert Shootout
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 15th (19th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 8, 2019) - Rico Abreu’s weekend in Arizona ended shy of expectations, but the knowledge acquired during his visit to the Grand Canyon State is valuable.

Abreu’s trip to Arizona was complete with back-to-back appearances with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, first visiting USA Raceway near Tucson on Friday, April 5, followed by a trip to Arizona Speedway near Queen Creek on Saturday, April 6. The St. Helena, California-native finished 12th and 15th, respectively, during his feature starts, and although finishing outside of the top-ten, Abreu made progress at USA Raceway, as well as Arizona Speedway.

When the weekend’s dust settled, Abreu advanced seven positions during feature competition with the Greatest Show On Dirt, climbing ahead from 15th to finish 12th on Friday, followed by a bounce from 19th to 15th on Saturday.

“Not the results we were working for, but we learned a few things, so that’s always a positive,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Southern Pacific Farms/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “My guys work really hard and I appreciate what they do for this race team. We’ll try again next weekend when we head back to Stockton.”

Rico Abreu will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13, with an appearance at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California. Coinciding with the annual Asparagus Festival at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, Abreu will enter the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup during the upcoming weekend, joining the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) 360c.i. sprint cars for back-to-back nights of competition.

Fans should know the Rico Abreu Racing Merchandise Van will be on-site during both days of action at Stockton Dirt Track.

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

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru April 8, 2019)
Total Races: 12
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 4
Total Top-10s: 6
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

MIKE THOMPSON DOUBLES UP WITH TWO 600 MICRO SPRINT WINS IN ONE DAY!

Holland, PA- April 8, 2019 – Young Mike Thompson was able to accomplish a feat on Saturday April 6 that few race drivers ever are able to achieve. He won two feature events, at two different speedways, on the same day. Thompson was able to win the 600 Micro Sprint opening day feature at Trail-Way Speedway during their daytime program then headed northwest to Path Valley Speedway where he also won the Saturday night feature there! The Thompson Motorsports team was one of several micro sprint teams that did double duty and raced at both Trail-Way and Path Valley. Thompson was fortunate enough to start on the outside of the front row in both events and ended up leading both races from start to finish. The 14 year old high school freshman was able to keep many of the area’s top micro sprint stars at bay and won both features convincingly. It was quite a day for this young rising star, and he hopes to continue to build on this success.

Mike was the 2017 Linda's Speedway 600 Rookie of the Year and won the 2018 Linda's Speedway Most Improved Driver Award. In addition to a 50 plus race schedule with the 600 Micro, Mike will be making his debut in a wingless 360 Sprint Car in 2019. He will be driving the Tim Hogue #39 sprint car in select shows in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series. Mike's debut in the Hogue #39 car will occur at Delaware International Speedway on April 17th.

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

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

 

 

Tony Stewart 13th during Port Royal Speedway visit

Date: Saturday, April 6 Event: Port Royal Speedway Weekly Show Series: N/A Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 13th (9th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2019) - Despite a tough outing against some of the best local competition in the country, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart took in some valuable insight during his visit to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. The plan is to put those notes to work during future visits to the Keystone State.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, finished 13th during his visit to the ‘Speed Palace,’ backing up four spots after starting ninth on the feature grid.

The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion kicked off his evening at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile with a second place finish during heat race action.

“Not the end-result we wanted, but we’ll take this and move forward. I’m sure we’ll be back,” Tony Stewart said. “We’ve been having a solid season, no reason to hang our heads over this result. Jimmy and Marty work really hard to get this car where it needs to be. We learned a lot and we’ll put that to good use in the future.”

Tony Stewart will return to competition on Thursday evening, April 11, with a visit to Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. Smoke will join the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during his visit to the Old Dominion, battling head-to-head with a loaded roster of 15 full-time travelers for a $10,000 top prize. Smoke will enter the event with one All Star victory to his credit thus far in 2019, that occurring at Bubba Raceway Park on February 2.

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

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

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru April 8, 2019) Total Races: 16 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 12 Total Top-10s: 13

 

Schatz leaves Arizona with pair of fourths, Hard Charger Award at Arizona Speedway

Date: Friday, April 5 Event: Wildcat Shootout Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: USA Raceway (Tucson, Ariz.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (1st)

Date: Saturday, April 6 Event: Arizona Desert Shootout Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (13th) **Hard Charger Award

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 1542 points (four points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2019) - Continuing a trend of consistency that has now surpassed everyone on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail, earning 11 top-ten finishes in 11 Series starts, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz left Arizona with back-to-back fourth place finishes during main event competition, the second being the result of a hard charge from row seven.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, kicked off his weekend with a visit to USA Raceway near Tucson on Friday, April 5. A narrow, but ultra-fast racing surface made passing a premium, thus making it difficult for Schatz to recover after fading to fourth from the pole position during the initial start. Despite countless attempts to rebound, fourth is where Schatz stayed. Although not ending his evening on top, Schatz was near-flawless during preliminary competition, ultimately earning victories during his respective heat race and the evening’s dash.

Despite the end-result being identical, Schatz’ performance at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 6, to attain the fourth place finish was more than impressive, rallying from the inside of row seven to do so. In addition, Schatz earned the evening’s Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions during feature competition.

“We experienced a little bit of everything this weekend in Arizona. Friday’s result was a little tough to swallow considering we started on the pole, but it is what it is,” Donny Schatz expressed. “It was a fun stretch on the West Coast, but I think we’re ready to head back east.”

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13. Schatz will enter Texas Outlaw Nationals weekend second in the current World of Outlaws championship standings, trailing Brad Sweet by a mere-four markers.

Schatz is the defending Texas Outlaw Nationals finale winner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, scoring the $20,000 payday from the inside of row three on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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

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

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

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

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru April 8, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 11 World of Outlaws Wins: 1 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 7 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 11

 

 

Madsen Scores Second at Fifth Place Finishes in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes it’s way toward the Midwest, a twin billing in Arizona over the weekend saw Ian Madsen finish second on Friday night and fifth on Saturday night.

“It was a really good weekend for our team considering we really have struggled in Arizona the last few years,” Ian Madsen said. “We timed in well, and raced well, and it just goes to show how strong our engine program is, and how hard the guys are working.”

Checking into USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ for the first time in several years, Madsen got going well early in the night as he timed the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 mount in second fastest in time trials.

Guiding his machine to a heat race win, Madsen moved into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash where a second place finish put him on the front row of the feature event alongside Donny Schatz.

Getting the jump, Madsen would take command early in this one as he worked the 3/8 mile oval to perfection. Turning in a torrid pace, lap traffic would see become a factor and it would allow Brad Sweet to move in on him.

In traffic, Madsen would be forced to get on the binders and it would allow Sweet to get out in front. Going from the hunted to the hunter, Madsen would chase after Sweet but just could not get to him, as he would finish second on Friday night.

Traveling to Queen Creek, AZ on Saturday night, Madsen would continue to showcase a strong KCP Racing entry as he would again time in second fastest in time trials.

Racing his way to another heat race win, Madsen would move into the Dash where the six pill lined him up in the third row of the six-lap showdown. Finishing sixth, Madsen would roll off the starting grid from the third row for the 30-lap finale.

When the race came to life, Madsen would jump up into fifth as he staked his claim on a spot inside the Top-Five. Working in traffic a lot on this night, Madsen would continue the status quo as he ran well one night after contending for the win.

Turning in a strong performance, Madsen would close his weekend in Arizona out with a fifth place finish.

“Picking up strong finishes with these guys is huge for confidence and moral,” Madsen said. “We definitely learned a lot during our first run with the series last year, and I think that has been vital to our success thus far. Thanks to my guys, and all of our supporters for everything they do.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are slated for a Texas-Two-Step this Friday and Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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.

 

 

Forsberg Sixth at Placerville Speedway Weekly Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from winning the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season opening event at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing returned to the track to open the weekly points action as marked men fresh off of the 2018 track title.

“It wasn’t our best night of racing, but it wasn’t bad by any means,” Andy Forsberg said. “The track was extremely racy considering the weather we have been getting, we just couldn’t really getting going and ended up sixth.”

With 27 cars packed into the Placerville Speedway pit area, Forsberg would get he elbows up and time the Econo Lube-N-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in fifth fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the six-time and defending Placerville Speedway titlist would keep the status quo and finish third moving into the feature event and making himself eligible for the redraw.

Pulling a good pill again, the three would line the Auburn, CA driver up in the second row for the first 25-lap affair of the weekly point season. Slipping back to fourth when the race came to life, Forsberg would search high and low around the ¼ mile bullring battling the likes of Justin Sanders and Sean Becker.

The first 14-laps would click off incident free, and when the first yellow flag did fly Forsberg found himself in the fifth position. Battling with Kalib Henry when the action resumed, Forsberg would fall back to sixth.

Trying everything up his sleeve to get back into the Top-Five, Forsberg would be unsuccessful as he took the checkered flag back in the sixth position.

“I made some mistakes and it cost us a couple of positions,” Forsberg added. “It is a long year, and we have some pretty good speed in these first few races, so I am definitely excited to see what we can do night in and night out.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is slated the return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to begin their title defense.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports 4th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action with Dale Miller Motorsports on Saturday night, Justin Sanders would get the weekly season at Placerville Speedway kick off on a high note as he capped the team’s night with a fourth place finish.

“We are still getting things figured out on this new car, but we are definitely heading the right direction,” Justin Sanders said. “Dale Miller and his guys worked really hard and it shows with a fourth place finish.”

Timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic backed No. 4SA machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials amongst the 27 cars checked into the pit area, Sanders would pick up a fourth place finish in heat race action.

By way of his transfer into the ‘A’, mixed with his qualifying effort, the Aromas, CA pilot would qualify for the nightly redraw where the six pill would place him in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Sanders would make a couple of moves to get into fourth as things moved along rapidly. With the leaders finding themselves in traffic just a handful of laps into the race, Sanders would try to clear a pair of cars battling for position in front of him.

Getting held up, Sanders would show patience though it would allow the Top-Three to break away. Able to finally clear the slower cars, a caution flag would give the leaders clear track again as Sanders would battle the likes of Sean Becker, Kalib Henry, and Andy Forsberg.

Keeping the Dale Miller Motorsports machine in the Top-Five, Sanders would bring his Saturday night to a close with a fourth place finish.

“Traffic was a little tricky at times, and I had to calm myself down and be patient,” Sanders noted. “Things are starting to feel good in this car after two nights, and I am excited to get to Stockton with Dale and Tara Miller, and the entire team.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will continue to race together as they travel to Stockton, CA on Friday and Saturday night to battle the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup.

 

 

Gualda Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Breaking through and winning his first winged 360ci feature event back in February, Tony Gualda has been driving with a ton of confidence early in 2019 and that was on full display Saturday night as he picked up a second place finish at Placerville Speedway.

“I say it time and time again, but Cody and MF work so hard and always give me an awesome car,” Tony Gualda said. “We had a great shot on Saturday night, and had a great battle with Justyn Cox there towards the end of the race he was just able to beat us to the flag stand.”

For the second week in a row, Gualda was able to top the charts during time trials at Placerville Speedway as he earned quick time honors in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race on a track that offered a little bit of everything after more local weather through the week, Gualda got his elbows up and carved his way forward to pick up the win.

Moving into the redraw, Gualda would find himself with the four pill, which placed him in the second row for the first 25-lap feature event of the 2019 weekly season at Placerville Speedway.

Jumping into third when the race came to life, Gualda would battle with the likes of Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker as the leaders quickly found themselves in heavy traffic.

Getting a breather on the 14th lap due to a stoppage, the restart saw the Hollister, CA driver work his way into second aboard the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA entry as he began to chase after Justyn Cox.

Giving Cox all he could handle, Gualda would pull up alongside the leader a few times but just could not make the pass.

A lap 24 red flag would put the field in single file formation for one final restart and it would give Gualda one final chance to grab the win in dramatic fashion.

Cox would catch a rut in four coming to green, but as he bobbled it would force Gualda to check up ever so slightly that he was not able to capitalize. Hanging with Cox, Gualda would make it interesting coming to the line, but he would end up second by a margin of .110 seconds.

“It was a really fun race, and I have to thank Cody and Mandi for continuing to provide me with great equipment to drive,” Gualda said. “Fun to battle with a good friend like that, and hopefully we can keep rolling up front.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will spend this Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA taking part in the 2nd Annual Asparagus Cup.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Justyn Cox Scores Placerville Speedway Weekly Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first winged 360ci start aboard the Cox Family Racing No. 31c since last August when he won his second consecutive Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway, Justyn Cox continued his winning ways aboard the mount as he picked up the 2019 Placerville Speedway weekly season opener on Saturday night.

“We were really good in 2018 at Placerville Speedway, and it feels really good to get back up here and grab another win in the family owned No. 31C,” Justyn Cox said. “Rod Tiner, Jr is an awesome mechanic, and he really gave me a great car all night long.”

With 27 cars checked into the pit area, Cox would get off to an okay start as he timed the Michael David Winery/Five Window Beer Company/Cranked Naturals No. 31c machine in 12th quickest in time trials.

Though not quite where he wanted to be, the time would be good enough for the front row of a heat race, and his heat race win would push him into the top-eight redraw.

Pulling the two, Cox would find himself on the front row of the 25-lap affair alongside on the track’s all – time great’s, Sean Becker. On the hooked up Placerville Speedway surface, Cox would jump out to the early lead.

Setting a blistering pace, Cox would quickly find himself in traffic, but would not be phased. Slowed by a yellow on the 14th lap, the ensuing restart would see Tony Gualda keep pace with Cox as the race for the lead was on.

Going through traffic, Cox would keep Gualda at bay until a red flag was needed on the 24th lap.

Catching a rut coming to the green on the final restart, Cox would bobble but it would hinder Gualda’s momentum as well as he continued to lead the way.

Leading all 25 laps, Cox would race his way to the feature event win.

“I have looked up to Sean Becker as long as I can remember and Andy Forsberg, and a lot of these guys that I race with and I have nothing but respect for them and to beat them is pretty cool,” Cox said. “Tony Gualda has been on it lately and it is a blast racing with him. He is going to be the guy to beat soon enough, so I am just glad to keep him at bay on this night.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

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

ON TAP: Justyn Cox now turns his attention to the Asparagus Cup in Stockton, CA this Friday and Saturday night where he will pilot the Doug Rutz owned No. 8R.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins King of the West Opener With Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Dominic Scelzi and Roth Motorsports began the team’s King of the West title defense the best way possible on Saturday night, by winning the 2019 season opener at Kern County Raceway Park.

“I’m speechless,” Dominic Scelzi said. “I have dreamt about driving for Roth Motorsports since I was a little kid, and to win in the iconic 83 is just incredible. I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for giving me a chance to defend their King of the West Championship in 2019.”

Making the trip to Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA, Scelzi opened the night up by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. machine in fifth quickest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver would earn valuable Dash points by finishing third, before going second to first in the Dash and earning the right to lead the field to green for the season opening 30-lap feature event.

Opting to start on the outside lane, Scelzi would beat Shane Golobic into turn one and lead early in this one. Continuing to lead the way, Scelzi would be slowed by an early red flag, but back underway he looked extremely strong aboard the iconic Roth Motorsports machine.

An extended green-flag run saw Scelzi get into traffic, and as Golobic was able to cut into his lead, Scelzi was stellar in lane choice as he continued to lead the way. A couple of close calls in traffic would allow Golobic to close up on Scelzi, but once he was able to gather back up, he would lead the field in his wake.

Leading from start to finish, Scelzi would go on to claim his fourth career KWS feature event win.

“We were really good from start to finish, and I am so excited for this entire team,” Scelzi said. “Glad to be running for Roth Motorsports, and thanks to all the guys who worked so hard all night.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

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

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Dominic Scelzi return to racing action Saturday, May 4th in Chico, CA for the Dave Bradway , Jr Memorial.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Dominic Sclezi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.

 

 

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 13th - FIERCE 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY! NOTE 6pm Start Times!

Cleveland, TX (04/08/19) by DarinShort.com. Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. THIS SATURDAY April 13th at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st.

TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5pm until about 5:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

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

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you.

105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on April 13th is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early.

FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers have to come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-know 105 Speedway factoid.

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

25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Event rained out, replacement date TBA)

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

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

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

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

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

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

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

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

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

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

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

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

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

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

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

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

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you THIS SATURDAY April 13th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour roars in to 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019 in the 'Liberty 25!'

 

 

Jake Morgan Wins Thriller at Placerville Speedway to Open 2019 Hunt Wingless Tour

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Finally able to get the 2019 season going, Jake Morgan and Shawn Jones made it worth the wait as the two put on an absolute show, with Jake Morgan coming home with the first win of the season.

With the waiving of the green flag, it was Jake Morgan jumping out to the early lead just one day after getting the call to pilot the Pries Motorsports No. 14 machine.

Looking strong front out front, the race would get halted on the second lap, as fourth running Matt Stewart would get over violently.

Back underway, Shayna Sylvia would move into the second position as he chased after Morgan until her night came to an end on the 10th lap, putting Shawn Jones in the second position over Billy Aton, Troy Degaton, and DJ Johnson.

When the action resumed, fans would be in for a treat as second running Jones opted to move to the high side of the speedway and make a ton of speed as he stalked the leader.

On the 13th lap, the reigning series champion Shawn Jones would make a big move to surge his way into the lead and begin to slightly pull away until he got into traffic.

Carving his way through traffic, Morgan would close in on him and make a nice move on the exit of turn two to take the top spot on the 18th lap.

Though Jones would challenge in the closing laps, Morgan would hang on and again find himself in Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series victory lane.

Jones would hang on for second, DJ Johnson third, Troy Degaton fourth, and Alan Miranda rounded out the Top-Five.

Bryan Grier would come home sixth, Boy Moniz seventh, Scott Chapetta eight, Angelique Bell ninth, and Ryon Siverling would complete the Top-10.

A total of 21 cars made the trip to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and it was Billy Aton earning quick time honors.

Heat race wins went to Morgan, Degaton, and Cody Spencer.

2019 Schedule

June 22- Calistoga Speedway (KWS/NARC)

July 7- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)

July 20- Merced Speedway

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

FALL DATE TBD- Marysville Raceway

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will return to action on June 22nd at Calistoga Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleason come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

Greg Hodnett Foundation
P.O.Box 464, Thomasville, PA 17364
 

CincoDeMayo Cut-a-Thon
When: Sunday May 5, 2019 from 11 :00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Hodnett & Company, 4700 West Market Street, York PA 17408

Hair Cuts- Food- 50/50 ,...., Merchandise -- Bake Sale

"Shampoo Boys" for the day will include: Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Cory Haas, Chase Dietz, Jared Esh and Cole Young
"Shampoo Girls" for the day wilJ include: Ms. Racing Extravaganza Cara Lynn Schaffer and Little Ms.
Motorsports Courtney Wolf.
**Anyone wishing to make a donation should send a check payable to
The Greg Hodnett Foundation to P.O. Box 464, Thomasville, PA 17364**


Next event: Greg Hodnett Classic SK Race@ Port Royal Speedway, Saturday July 6, 2019

 

 

Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout PPD; Humboldt Up Next for NCRA Sprints!

Park City, Kansas – April 6, 2019 - Due to pending weather forecast for later in the afternoon, officials with the National Championship Racing Association and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas have decided to postpone Saturday night’s ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” to a later date that is pending as to not conflict with other race series or sprint car events. When a date is finalized, this event will still pay $14,000 to that night’s championship feature event.

Each sprint car team will receive their $100 entry fee plus an extra $200 to help offset travel expenses.

The NCRA of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing sprint car tour will officially open their full-point championship season on Friday night, April 19th, at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas in a co-sanctioned event with the American Sprint Car Series Sooner region. This event will be the first of three scheduled co-sanctioned events featuring the two-top 360-ci sprint car series in the region.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to thank the following for their involvement in the ninth annual “PCC/ACS” weekend: Park City Chamber of Commerce and Wichita Burner, Inc based out of Wichita, Kansas

The series would also like to welcome the following partners for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Saldana Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Ultra-Shield Racing Products and Competition Suspension, Inc.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SEASON OPENER SET FOR SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

For Immediate Release

By Mike Swanger

Wayne County Speedway will open the gates on it’s 54th season this Saturday night, April 13th as the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) will also start their season off at WCS with the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints. Along with the OVSCA, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models will be competing for the Wayne County Speedway/ Attica Raceway Park Series which kicks off the night before at ARP. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stocks will begin their seasons as all four class’ will begin the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points drive. Jordan Ryan will be defending his Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint title as Ryan Markham will be looking for his 7th WCS championship in the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models and his 4th WCS/ARP title. Bob Daugherty will be looking to hold on to the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock crown as Jordan James will try to make it two in a row championships in the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stock class.

The following week, Saturday, April 20th will see the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stocks joined in action by the Modifieds who will be making the first of six races for them at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’.

The first of five visits for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit Of Champions (ASCoC) will be on Saturday, April 27th. Series Champion Aaron Reutzel will lead a strong group of All Star’s into the 3/8 mile oval of Wayne County Speedway for a $5,000 to win show. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stocks are also on the racing card.

New this season at Wayne County Speedway is that the gates will not open until 4 pm on regular race nights for both General Admission and the Pits. General Admission fans we see a new Ticket Booth and new VIP Suites along with other updates. Once again this season, every one can text WCSFAN to 51660 and get the latest updates on race day announcements. Make sure to check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and at facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

Bellm Vies for Legit ASCS Win on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 5, 2019) – Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team have plans to tackle West Plains, Missouri’s Legit Speedway Park for Saturday night’s ASCS Warrior vs. Mid-South Regional showdown.

It’s a track that Bellm narrowly missed out on victory lane at last year.

“We should have had at least second, I just got a little too aggressive and made a mistake that cost me a couple of spots at the end,” Bellm recalls. “West Plains usually slicks off and I feel like our slick-trick program is really good right now, so I think we have a good chance at doing well there this weekend.”

Bellm enters Saturday’s action after making his first Sprint Car start of the season last Friday night at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway. The Saturday portion of the weekend fell victim to rain.

The initial race of the season didn’t go as planned, with Bellm missing the feature by just two positions along with several other top contenders after a tough draw.

“It wasn’t according to plans at all, we had a tough draw on a tough track to pass on early and I was probably a little too timid in the heat race,” Bellm says. “We could have pressed the issue a little more, but it wasn’t really worth tearing up a lot of stuff this early in the year. We know the engine runs well, so we got something out of the night. We’ll just try to make the best of this next one.”

After racking up eight wins over the past two seasons, Bellm is looking to add his first win of the 2019 season this weekend.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

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

Up Next: ASCS Mid-South vs. Warrior Region at Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, MO) on Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Guns for Air Capital Shootout Loot after Dominant World of Outlaws Triumph at Perris

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 5, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports Sprint Car team are Kansas-bound for this weekend’s $14,000-to-win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at Wichita’s 81 Speedway.

The event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval takes place on Friday and Saturday. Reutzel will be wheeling teammate Josh Baughman’s No. 17 entry during the event rather than the familiar No. 87 machine.

Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team enter the weekend after perhaps the most dominant performance of Reutzel’s Sprint Car racing career at California’s Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday, where the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist dominated every portion of the night en route to his second career World of Outlaws victory.

And it was pure dominance. Reutzel set the tone early, turning in the quickest time in hot laps aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. He then proceeded to set quick time in qualifying, win his heat race and the Dash before leading all 30 laps of the feature.

And it was all the result of one change for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team.

“It was a last-minute decision,” Reutzel recalls. “We had done our regular maintenance, and then we decided to pully down one of ours from last year and see if that would make a difference.”

It made a difference indeed.

“It was night and day,” Reutzel says.

The impressive Perris Auto Speedway triumph came after a solid 11th-place run at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway the previous night from the 23rd starting position.

“I got up to about 12th or so passing everyone on the bottom, then I felt like I needed to get to the top,” Reutzel says. “I lost a couple of spots up there before I got back to the bottom and got some back. I should have just stayed down there the whole time.”

The decision to compete at this weekend’s NCRA Sprint Car “Air Capital Shootout” comes after scrapping original plans of an Arizona weekend of World of Outlaws competition before kicking off his All Star Circuit of Champions title defense next weekend.

“We went straight back to the shop in Knoxville after the Perris race, we need to try to figure out our car a little better before the All Star races get going next weekend,” Reutzel explains. “That’s a good payday at 81 Speedway this weekend and we’ve had success there before, so we’re hoping to have a shot at it this weekend.”

Reutzel raced to victory lane in his first visit to 81 Speedway in 2014 and then posted an eighth-place finish in World of Outlaws competition at the Kansas oval in 2017. He looks to add another win or two to the 2019 ledger this weekend.

2019 Quick Stats: 16 races, 1 win, 2 top-fives, 7 top-tens.

Next Up: NCRA Sprint Car “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

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

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

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

 

 

White's First Career ASCS Triumph Highlights Weekend for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 4, 2019) - Harli White represented Team ILP in Victory Lane last Friday during an ASCS Mid-South, ASCS Sooner and ASCS Lone Star Region event at I-30 Speedway.

White recorded her first career ASCS feature victory at the quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., after rallying from a last-lap pass to regain the lead and reach the finish line first.

She became the fifth different winner this season for Team ILP, putting her in the running for a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 2 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15 and Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Pumped for KWS-NARC Season Opener Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (April 4, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi's run toward the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship begins this weekend.

Scelzi will be behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports entry on Saturday when the team invades Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., for the season opener. He finished third there last year during his debut at the track.

"We had a good run last year so I'm excited to get back there," he said. "I know that Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone at Roth Motorsports is going to give me a great opportunity to contend this season so hopefully we can get it started on the right foot this Saturday."

Scelzi wrapped up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spring swing through California last weekend. He opened the action on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford by qualifying 31st quickest before a rally from eighth to fourth place in a heat race locked him into the main event. Scelzi closed the night by finishing 15 th in the A Main.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway during the SoCal Showdown. Scelzi timed in 24th quickest in qualifying. He again rallied in the heat race, powering from eighth to fifth place to garner a starting spot into the main event. However, he exited the race early after being caught up in an incident.

"Qualifying is so critical so we were behind the eight ball from the start of each night last weekend," he said. "Our heat races went well both nights so that's a positive we can take out of the weekend, but overall it was a weekend you put behind you and move onto the next opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 29 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 15 (15).

March 30 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 22 (15).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Attica moves opener to Saturday, April 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 4, 2019 Contact: Rex LeJeune 419-680-5606

ATTICA - With rains falling throughout the day Thursday and more forecasted over night and throughout the morning Friday, Attica Raceway Park has moved the season opening race to Saturday, April 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Saturday with racing underway at 6 p.m. on Construction Equipment & Supply/Murphy Tractor & Equipment/UBS Financial Services/Advanced Drainage Systems Night.

The Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 sprints will be in action.

"It rained off and on all morning Thursday and there was a good chance of rain throughout the evening and into the morning Friday. It's suppose to clear up a little Friday afternoon so moving to Saturday will give us more drying time. It's suppose to be in the mid 60s temperature wise Saturday as well," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Construction Equipment & Supply (http://ces-co.net/)

Construction Equipment and Supply is located on Old Railroad Road outside of Sandusky, Ohio. If you are a contractor, Construction Equipment and Supply has what you need for supplies and rental equipment. Our technical and sales staff are all experts with years of experience in the construction industry. We have four full time mechanics to keep our rental fleet in good repair and provide service work for customer equipment. We have daily deliveries to most of our service area. When you place an order you will have it today or tomorrow. Stop in to Construction Equipment and Supply or call (419) 625-7192 for help with your next construction supply or rental need.

About Advanced Drainage Systems (www.ads-pipe.com)

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)of Hilliard, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Our innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.

About UBS Financial Services – www.ubs.com

UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative financial solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. It offers investment banking and capital markets, research, equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and tailored fixed income services in rates and credit through its two business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities. Locally, UBS Financial Services is operated by the North Coast Wealth Management Group in Sandusky. Check them out at www.financialservicesinc.ubs.com

About Murphy Tractor – www.murphytractor.com

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Park City, Kansas, the organization has 28 locations throughout the United States including 10 locations in Ohio. Staffed by over 500 employees, each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities.

 

 

Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com Season Opener NEXT Saturday

The 66th racing season at Knoxville Raceway will commence with the Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com Season Opener in just nine days!

Break free of the long, cold, snowiest winter in history in Iowa and get out to the track! Watch your favorite drivers like Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Clint Garner, McKenna Haase and more!

Hot Laps are set to begin at 6:15pm, local time. Adult tickets are $15, teen tickets $10 and children 12 and under are free. Season Kick-Off Party and Practice Night

Can't wait until Saturday? Join us on Friday, April 12, for the season kick-off party and practice night at the track.

The Season Kick-Off Party will be held in Dyer-Hudson Hall from 5-7pm, local time. The party is open to anyone with a ticket for the season opener. Tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket office on Friday. Season tickets, suite tickets and Hall of Fame suite tickets also accepted. The party will offer free Casey's General Store pizza, Busch Light on draft and plenty of Pepsi products for all.

At 7pm, make your way to the grandstands to watch our drivers take to the track for the first time in 2019. The FREE practice session will continue until 9pm, local time. Celebrate "National 410 Day" With Us

Wednesday, April 10, is National 410 Day! Race tracks, drivers, series and fans across the country will be celebrating sprint car racing.

From now through 4/10, get a free Knoxville Raceway can coozie with every Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank ticket purchase.

Also, our friends at the Nationals Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are offering free admission all day on Wednesday, April 10.

Make sure to tune in to the Knoxville Raceway social media accounts on 410 Day for more! Jayce Jenkins Fundraiser this Saturday

The second annual "Race 4 All Colors of Life" fundraiser will be held this Saturday, April 6 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, Iowa. The event begins at 5pm and will feature a full meal, a corn hole tournament, and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and includes the meal. BYOB and have some fun supporting a Knoxville Raceway driver!

For more information, contact Danette Jenkins at 515-771-0513 or at rhdisgreat@gmail.com.

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway Now On RainedOut.com

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- It's raining. Do you wonder if racing is taking place at your favorite speedway? Clinton County Motor Speedway has you covered. The 3/8th mile oval is now enrolled in RainedOut.com., just in time for the 2019 season opener April 12.

It's quick and easy to sign up for this free notification service.

Simply go to rainedout.com. Search Clinton County Motor Speedway and follow instructions to register. If action is halted, you'll be notified in a timely manner.

Speedway management thanks Guy Boyer for administering CCMS information on rainedout.com.

A practice session is set for Friday April 5 weather permitting. Practice is set to start at 7 pm. General admission is free. Pit admission is $ 20.

CCMS opens for green flag racing Friday April 12 at 7:30 pm. Gates will open at 5. Warm-ups get under way at 7.

On the schedule are the Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models, Gary's Motor Mart IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weavers Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints & 600 micro sprints.

General admission is just $ 12. Students 12-17 pay $ 10. Kids under 12 are free. Pit admission is $30.

Stay up to date on the latest CCMS news and information on the speedway web-site, www.clintoncountymotorspeedway.com or Facebook.

 

 

Carney Kicks Off Season with Air Capital Shootout this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (April 4, 2019) – After the scheduled-season opening event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway fell victim to Mother Nature in March, John Carney II finally gets to hit the track with this weekend’s $14,000-to-win NCRA Sprint Car “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at Wichita, Kansas’ 81 Speedway.

The event takes place on Friday and Saturday atop the 3/8-mile clay oval with the $14,000-to-win finale on Saturday following a $1,500-to-win card on Friday night.

“I’m excited to finally get our season going,” the driver of the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car commented. “We’ve done our best to take advantage of the down time just getting everything prepared, we’re definitely ready to get things going now.”

Carney, who is set to take on the entire Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this year, has made several visits to 81 Speedway in the past. And, while the speed has been there, the luck certainly hasn’t.

In one instance, Carney started the Air Capital Shootout feature from the pole position only to have the brakes fall off at the start. Another time, he was leading only to have an engine failure midway through the race. And on another occasion, a too tight car and windy conditions led to sliding off the track and flipping.

“We have always been fast there, we just need to finish the night out,” Carney says. “That’s what we plan to do this weekend.”

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Next Up: NCRA Sprint Cars “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

If you would like John Carney 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.

 

 

Change of Plans Sets Up Big Weekend for Bacon

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (April 4, 2019) – Weather watching is an activity all racers partake in to some extent, particularly in the spring portion of the season.

Original plans had called for Brady Bacon to venture eastward to Central Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway for Friday night’s season-opening USAC East Coast 360-ci Sprint Car event.

However, ominous weather forced a change of plans that now includes four events over three nights at Kokomo, Lawrenceburg and Waynesfield.

“We love racing in Central Pennsylvania every chance that we get and were really looking forward to going over there this weekend,” Bacon commented. “But with the weather forecast looking as bad as it has all week, it just makes more sense to get some races in close to home.”

Bacon will kick off the weekend in non-wing Sprint Car action at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway on Friday night before another night of traditional Sprint Car racing at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night. Bacon will sprout wings for Sunday pulling double duty at Ohio’s Waynesfield Raceway Park in FAST 410-ci competition and NRA 360-ci action.

“We’ve had success at each of these tracks in the past, so hopefully we can add to that over the weekend,” Bacon commented.

Bacon has finished among the top five in his last four Sprint Car starts at Kokomo and has been on the podium in his last four Lawrenceburg starts including a win last June. Bacon found victory lane at Waynesfield last year as well by picking up an NRA win on May 27.

With a Micro Sprint win to his credit already this season, Bacon will be looking for his first Sprint Car wins of the season this weekend.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 19 races, 1 win, 8 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Kokomo (IN) Speedway

Saturday – Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedwa

Sunday – FAST 410-ci Sprint Cars and NRA 360-ci Sprint Cars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

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.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track Asparagus Cup Bulletin for Teams and Campers

Stockton, CA – April 4, 2019…As a heads up for race teams and those planning to camp at the Asparagus Cup next weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track here are a couple of important tidbits.

For Race Teams: Transporters are going to enter the fairgrounds off B Street through Gate 7 (which runs along the back stretch of the one-mile track). You will then wrap back around on the one-mile horse track towards the pit area. This map details the route that haulers will use.

The event will also follow standard Sprint Car Challenge Tour muffler rules. Along with the large Flowmaster the large Spin Tech Muffler (Super Stock 1000 part #1545) with turn downs will be allowed. These are the only mufflers to be used at the Asparagus Cup.

For Campers: If you arrive on Thursday the normal entrance is the one to access the camping area. If you arrive on Friday, you must enter through Gate 1 off South Airport Way, which is located at the bottom left hand corner of this map. No other entrance will allow access for camping.

To reserve a camping package please contact 916-370-3647. Leave a message or text the number as things are getting extremely busy with the festival nearly here. The Asparagus Cup race dates are Friday and Saturday April 12th and 13th. Both night’s feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards as the only class running.

The front grandstand gate at the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm, with heat races scheduled to begin at 6pm both nights. The pit registration booth will open at noon each day. For more information visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt

FORT WAYNE, IN (April 4, 2019) – As the 40th Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul season fast approaches, here is pertinent information about 2019.

The 2019 schedule is a mix of long-standing SOD tracks and three that were not on the 2018 schedule. The complete schedule can be printed out by clicking here. Current dates are:

Saturday, April 27 Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, (May 4 rain date)
Saturday, May 11 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Friday, May 24 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Friday, June 14 - Gas City Speedway, Gas City, IN, Dual On Dirt I Race 1
Saturday, June 15 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI, Dual On Dirt I Race 2
Friday, June 28 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Saturday, July 6 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Saturday, July 13 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI
Friday, July 26 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, Dual On Dirt II Race 1
Saturday, July 27 - Plymouth Motor Speedway, Plymouth, IN, Dual On Dirt II Race 2
Saturday, August 3 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Friday, August 30 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King of Michigan
Saturday, August 31 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, Mike Olrich Memorial
Saturday, September 21 - Plymouth Motor Speedway, Plymouth, IN
Saturday, October 5 - Baer Field Motorsports Park, Fort Wayne, IN, Jim Lipkey Memorial

Feature payouts for 2019 will be $1,600 to win, $320 to start. Benic Enterprises will award the fast qualifier in each heat. Engler Machine & Tool, King Engine Bearings, MSD Ignition, and Motul will provide a payout to heat race winners. As with last season, numerous contingency awards will be available at every race. For complete payouts and awards details, click here.

Sprints On Dirt will once again recognize year-long achievements through the Benic Enterprises Crew Chief of the Year award, the Allstar Performance Sportsman of the Year award, the Motul Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award, and the King Engine Bearings Series Rookie of the Year award.

For 2019 rules, membership and non-member registration forms, minor releases, etc., go to the Sprints On Dirt website

SOD spec tires are now available. For more information and to purchase tires, call (260) 668-4912 or email dave@icarracing.com.

SOD will continue to provide competitors with sponsor panels that will allow them to install as few as 6 decals instead of numerous individual decals. There will be a panel for primary sponsors and one for secondary sponsors; SOD decals are separate. 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 is 17” wide by 16.5” high. The secondary sponsor panel is 33” wide by 4” high. Like last year, the panels are available with either a black or white background. Logos are arranged to make it easy to cut the panels into sections if needed.

Black primary panel

Black secondary panel

For more 2019 SOD information, check out these websites:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor)
MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor)
Motul (Presenting Sponsor)
Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)
Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor)
Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor)
MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor)
Motul (Heat Race Sponsor)
MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)
Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)
COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor)
Benic Enterprises (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)
Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)
Motul (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance
BR Motorsports
Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)
Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels
King Racing Products
KSE Racing Products
Maxim Racing
Pyrotect Racing Cells
Racing Optics
Rod End Supply
Saldana Racing Products
Schoenfeld Headers
Simpson Racing Products
Ti22 Performance

 

 

White Earns First Career ASCS Victory During Thriller at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 3, 2019) - Harli White had dreamed of soaking in the emotion of her first career ASCS sprint car win for several years.

That elusive first triumph slipped through her fingers on numerous occasions before White refused to let go last Friday evening at I-30 Speedway, which hosted an event sanctioned by the ASCS Mid-South, ASCS Sooner and ASCS Lone Star Regions.

"It's been a really long time coming," she said. "I should have won two years ago and last year as well. I always came up short and it's been frustrating to say the least. I think once you get the first win under your belt the rest will come easier. I know I held my breath the last few laps of the race Saturday because I wanted to win so badly. It's so exciting. Everybody was pumped. It gives me a huge confidence boost going into the next race."

White swept the night, first winning a heat race from the pole before maneuvering from fourth to the claim the main event.

"Usually you don't want to start on the pole of the heat because of passing points, but the way the track was you needed to start in the front," she said. "That was a good draw. We had to win the heat to be in a good position for the A Main. There wasn't a lot of passing going on so we were able to get in the redraw and we had a good redraw by getting the No. 4."

White said she ran third for the first few laps before advancing into second place for a handful of circuits.

"I took the lead around Lap 9," she said. "I felt good at the beginning of the race, but the longer the race went the worse it got. I think we know what to do to make it better so I'm excited to see what happens when we get the car the way we want it."

The finish of the race was wild as Sam Hafertepe Jr. passed White for the lead on the final lap.

"Sam slid me going into turn one," she said. "I turned down and came up front of him (on the exit of turn two). I led down the backstretch and I went straight to the bottom going into turn three. I slid up the track in turn four to protect. It was real close."

White will take that momentum into the 9th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the NCRA Series.

She will have a variety of new t-shirts for sale at her race trailer.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 29 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., during the 9 th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Life of Hope Ministries

Life of Hope Ministries works to better the lives of homeless children by providing them with an education as well as emotional, physical and spiritual support. For more information, visit http://www.LifeOfHope.org.

"It's great to be able to support a foundation that supports children," White said. "Life of Hope Ministries does amazing work to better the lives of so many children. Whether it's through mission trips, child sponsorship or any of the other projects, Life of Hope Ministries provides so much love and hope. I hope we can bring more awareness to the great things they are doing."

White would also like to thank Dustin's Dream, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Records Two Podiums With San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (April 3, 2019) - Joshua Shipley is running for himself this season in the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series and everything is pointed in the right direction.

After two consecutive podium finishes last weekend, Shipley finds himself only four points behind the series leader, which is his brother, Kyle.

"We had a rough start to the season, but with some help with my friend, Sam, he got us in better shape," Joshua Shipley said. "We've picked up a lot of speed and last weekend at Canyon Speedway Park, we won our heat races both Friday and Saturday night."

Shipley charged from third to win a heat race on Friday. He lined up fourth for the A Main, but a driver error cost him early as he fell back in the pack. However, Shipley rallied to finish a season-best third.

"I was pumped with third place as that was our best finish of the year," he said. "Saturday night I was feeling really confident and focused. We won our heat race and the car was running well."

Shipley won the heat race from the pole. He started fifth in the A Main and ran second for a while before making a move to take the lead. With two laps to go, the driver in second got a run to make a late-race pass. Shipley finished second by just .025 seconds.

"I was pretty bummed that I didn't grab the win, but overall it was a good weekend," he said. "It's hard to complain about two podium finishes in one weekend."

Next up is a race this Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series will be the support class to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

March 30 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blud Racing Lubricants

Blud Lubricants produces 100 percent synthetic oils and lubricants that are designed and engineered to enhance the precision engineered vehicles that use the product. For more information, visit https://www.bludlubricants.com .

"Blud Lubricants just joined the team and I'm super excited," Shipley said. "I'm extremely thankful to have them on board and look forward to this partnership."

Shipley would also like to thank Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products, Christie Grading & Paving, Speed Sports, Rock Knockers and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Linder Planning on Busy Season Between 410 and 360 Sprint Car Competition

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (April 3, 2019) - Ryan Linder, who is the owner, founder and builder of X-1 Race Cars, is set to race more often this season. He's paired up with J.P. Adamsky Trucking to run multiple 360ci winged sprint car shows in Pennsylvania.

"This is probably the best spot I've been in heading into a season," Linder said. "Hopefully we'll be able to get to some more races than the last couple of years. I'm really thankful to have J.P. Adamsky Trucking on board with us this season. That's going to allow us to hit some more races than we had originally planned on."

Linder plans to run in 410ci sprint car events when he gets a chance in addition to the revamped 360 program. This weekend he will head to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., on Sunday if the weather allows.

"We're looking forward to this year," he said. "It's going to be a lot between my racing schedule and keeping up with the business, but I'm looking forward to it."

Linder added that he intends on competing in several non-wing sprint car races as well, primarily during USAC competition when the series visits the East Coast.

Additionally, X-1 Race Cars is keeping Linder busy. He's added a couple more drivers to his roster and his clients are already seeing success.

"A few of our guys have won some races recently and that always makes you feel good," Linder said. "We're just going to take it one week at a time and see what we can make happen on both the business and racing side this year."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_linder9/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J.P. Adamsky Trucking

J.P. Adamsky Trucking is a trucking company based in New Jersey. The company hauls cargo to nine states across the Northeast United States.

"I can't thank J.P. Adamsky Trucking enough for coming on board this year," Linder said. "They're some of the really great people that we've met through racing and it's a privilege to have them be a part of our team."

Linder would also like to thank 87 Speed, Keizer Wheels, Saldana, Evendale Tire, DMI, Fibreworks, Wilwood and Speed Sports for their continued support.

 

 

First 2019 ‘doubleheader’ This weekend for PASS

The first two-race weekend of the season for the IMCA PA Sprint Series should bring out the largest sprint car fields seen so far in 2019 in Central Pennsylvania.

A 40-car field or even better is expected Saturday when PASS/IMCA’s sprinters join the 410 sprints and late models at Port Royal Speedway for that venue’s first night race of the season. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing is set to start at 6 at the historic Juniata County Fairgrounds track. Zach Newlin, last year’s points champion, is among those planning to be on hand, as are several other former Port winners and a good selection of 2019’s large rookie field.

On Sunday, BAPS Motor Speedway in York County – now 65 years since its opening – will feature an all-open-wheel racing night, with 410 and 358 sprints as well as PASS/IMCA. More than 30 pre-entries have been received for this show, which will begin at 5 p.m. Again, the field will include multiple former BAPS winners and members of this year’s rookie class.

BAPS and Port Royal are the two speedways appearing most often on PASS/IMCA’s 42-race 2019 schedule, with nine races scheduled at each track. Ten raceways appear are scheduled to race at least once.

Next weekend (April 12 and 13), PASS/IMCA will make the first of its two scheduled appearances at the venerable Williams Grove Speedway (celebrating its 80th “birthday” in 2019) on Friday night, then making its second of eight visits to Path Valley Speedway Saturday. Ken Duke Jr. inaugurated the 2019 season with a win at Path Valley on March 23.

 

 

Justyn Cox Makes Tough Decision To Step Away From Phulps Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though 2019 is just getting underway, Justyn Cox has made the tough decision to step away from the Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine.

“It was a pretty tough decision to step away from Phulps Motorsports this early in the season, and I really want to thank Mike Phulps, Kerry Fasig, and everyone associated with the 56 car,” Justyn Cox said. “I am hoping this decision coming so early in the season allows them to find a driver to run their projected schedule, and I wish those guys nothing but the best moving forward.”

For Cox, the main reason for the move is a couple of opportunity’s that allow him to travel up and down the West Coast that were just too hard for him to pass up.

“I have had a few opportunities come up, and a couple will allow me to travel a little bit,” Cox said. “I committed to the 56 team, but wanting to travel in the back of my mind, I felt it was best to go with my heart and my gut and make the move.”

Still set to run a very busy schedule, Cox will now continue to pilot the Cox Family Racing No. 31C, and will also climb aboard the familiar Van Lare Motorsports No. 5v machine, a car that has been notable in Northern California over the years.

The Clarksburg, CA driver will also pilot the Dough Rutz owned No. 8r machine in next week’s Asparagus Cup in Stockton, CA, an opportunity that may lead to racing in the Pacific Northwest.

“Looking forward, I am excited to run the Van Lare Motorsports car, and work with Jim and Annette Van Lare,” Cox said. “The 5v is a potent car, and racing with them is like racing with family. I am also fortunate to be driving for Doug Rutz in Stockton, CA next week, and hopefully that can turn into running up in the Northwest this summer.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Justyn Cox is slated to be in action in Placerville, CA Saturday night in the Cox Family Racing No. 31c.

 

 

Tony Gualda Set For Summer Thunder Series Debut with Doug Rutz this Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- After Charging from 22nd to 7th at Placerville Speedway with C&M Motorposrts, Tony Gualda is excited to announce that he will head to Washington on Friday and compete with Doug Rutz during the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series’ season opening event at the Yakima Dirt Track.

“I am really looking forward to getting up in the Northwest, and competing with Doug Rutz and his team,” Tony Gualda said. “His car has always been really strong, and I am excited for the opportunity.”

The way it sits now, Gualda will head north to compete at Yakima Dirt Track on Friday night, and make his way back to California and return to Placerille, CA on Saturday with C&M Motorsports as the weekly point season kicks off.

If the weather causes Placerville to call the race off, Gualda will hang around Washington and spend his Saturday back in Rutz’s machine for another night of racing action at Yakima Dirt Track.

“The weather looks iffy in Washington and California, so hopefully it works out in one location or the other and I can get some racing in,” Gualda added.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2020 MARQUEE EVENT DATES

Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, World 100 and 4-Crown Set

ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 3, 2019) – With three weeks remaining before the beginning of the 2019 season, Eldora Speedway officials today confirmed 13 of its marquee event dates for the 2020 calendar of events.

The announcement coincided with the release of the 2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Schedule.

The 26th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream, the original $100,000-to-win race, will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 4-5-6, 2020. Full racing programs will be contested on both Thursday and Friday night to seed Saturday’s event.

The fastest sprint car racers in the world take center stage in summer’s most-fabled event, the Kings Royal Weekend, for the 37th time on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 16-17-18, 2020. Three full nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action kicking off with Thursday’s Jokers Wild, followed by Friday’s The Knight Before and culminating with Saturday’s legendary Kings Royal.

For the eighth year, Eldora will play host to the only NASCAR National Series event contested on dirt and will be held in primetime on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The Eldora Dirt Derby will be the only standalone mid-week event on the 2020 NASCAR schedule.

The 50th World 100 Weekend – The Biggest Dirt Race In The World™ – is held the first Saturday following Labor Day and 2020 continues the tradition. On-track activity for the weekend will begin Thursday, September 10, 2020 and followed by another full racing program on Friday, September 11, 2020. The 50th annual World 100 paying $53,000-to-win to dirt racing’s most coveted prize will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020.

The 4-Crown Nationals Weekend will celebrate its 39th running in 2020. The all open wheel extravaganza showcasing the USAC Silver Crown Championship, USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2020.

Tickets for all 2019 events, including the season opener featuring the Sunoco American Late Models, NRA Sprint Invaders, DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stocks on Saturday, April 27 are available now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and by phone at (937) 338-3815.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 66th consecutive season of racing in 2019 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 6th-7th-8th; the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on July 18th-19th-20th; the only NASCAR National Series event on dirt – the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on Thursday, August 1st; the 49th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 5th-6th-7th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 27th and 28th. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2019 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 5-million times.

 

 

All Stars honour their teams

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series were pleased to get the opportunity to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation Pit Party at Timmis Speedway last Saturday night. A large crowd stayed for the ‘Awards’ ceremony held at the end of the night. In what has become an All Star tradition the show kicked off with a video presentation highlighting the end of a very successful 12th season. “This is a fantastic way start the formalities and reminds teams of what they have achieved over the past 12 shows; we are not too good at formal so making them laugh before we start I believe is a good thing. The lay back Pit Party has been a favourite for all our teams over the years so that’s why we stuck with it again. ” Searle says.

And the accolades went to:

Outstanding Achievement – Evans Family Racing H’s Star Award – Mark Caruso Best Presented Car & Crew – Michael Tancredi – 2nd year in a row Crew Chief of the Year – Byron Phillips Most Improved – Brendan Guerin - Winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport Mr Consistency Award – James Wren Vortex Altitude Award – Mark Caruso - Winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing Products Rob Barker Encouragement Award – BJ Harris. Drivers Driver –Phil Lock – Winning a Velocita Helmet Velocita Lucky Draw – Phil Lock – Winning a Velocita Custom Driving Suit All Star Legend’s – Tony Bartlett

Top 7 in the Championship - 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 3rd V29 Michael Tancredi, 4th V4 Phil Lock, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th Dan Evans, 7th BJ Harris

The Drivers Driver Award was again won by Phil Lock which an amazing achievement winning this award nine times. The respect he has earnt amongst his peers truly shows. Tony Bartlett was inducted into the Hall of Fame with a heartfelt speech by Promoter Mandy Searle. “It was a privilege to present this to TB, when I was compiling information for my speech it reinforced to me how much he has achieved over the years. 3 time series champ with 3 different drivers as a car owner, provided 2 car teams, won the Spud Show 2 times, His passion for us and 360’s is second to none and is another deserving member to the exclusive Legends Hall of Fame.”

Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have a lso been with us over the past 12 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does. Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!

 

 

NCRA Announces Mel Hambelton Ford Racing as Series Presenting Partner!

Park City, Kansas – April 3, 2019 - As the huge three-race weekend looms for the National Championship Racing Association, it has been a bustling day inside the Park City, Kansas office as series president C Ray Hall is pleased to announce that Mel Hambelton Ford Racing based in Wichita has signed on to become presenting partner with the series and their four divisions for the 2019 race season.

In just a few short years, Mel Hambleton Ford Racing has become a major supplier of racing products from circle track to drag racing and everything in between. Their product line includes Hoosier Racing Tires, American Racer Tires, Sunoco Racing Fuel, VP Racing Fuel, MHF Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Triple X Racing, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Wehrs Machine, Keyser, Integra Shocks, Penn Grade Racing Oil, Schaffer’s Oil, Zamp Helmets, Velocita, G-Force Racing Gear, PXP Racewear, Holley, ARP Bolts, Moroso, FSR Racing Products, Weld Wheels and much more. Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is located at 11771 West Kellogg in Wichita or you can visit their online store at https://mhfordracing.com or by calling (888) 540-3759.

Mel Hambelton Ford Racing will have their trailer stocked and loaded with Hoosier Racing Tires and more this weekend as they will be track side for the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City as the series 360-ci sprint car division kicks off their 2019 race season. It all kicks off on Thursday night (April 4) with an open practice session from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Then on Friday night the tour will officially kick off their season with a $1500 to win event. Also competing will be the United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci sprinters.

Then on Saturday night, the NCRA 360-ci sprinters will take center stage as drivers from across the region compete for the night’s $14,000 to win championship feature finale.

More race and series information can be found on their official website www.racencra.com. There you will find all information you need concerning the series sprint car, modified, crate late model and mod lite divisions. Keep daily updates on their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track Asparagus Cup purse breakdown for April 12th and 13th

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – April 3, 2019…The second annual “Asparagus Cup” on April 12th and 13th at the Stockton Dirt Track marks the next event for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. Upwards of $70,000 in purse money will be handed out over the two nights of racing.

Opening night of the Asparagus Cup on Friday will award $10,000-to-win the feature and the Saturday finale will pay out a strong $15,000-to-win. Each night will also be a solid $800-to-start the A-main. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards recently opened the season at Placerville Speedway, where Auburn’s Andy Forsberg claimed the big victory over Roseville’s Sean Becker and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto.

All cars that competed at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in Placerville are also eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus if they win a feature at the Asparagus Cup.

After paying for festival admission each day, a race ticket will cost $10 extra (five and under are free for the race). If you purchase a discount San Joaquin Asparagus Festival ticket at Save Mart or Lucky’s ahead of time it will bring your total cost to watch the race down to $22 each night for adults. For a list of Save Mart and Lucky stores to purchase discount Asparagus Festival tickets click http://www.sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net/savemart_discount_ticket_locations.html

The front grandstand gate at the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm, with heat races scheduled to begin at 6pm both nights. The pit registration booth will open at noon each day. For more information visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

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Asparagus Cup Friday night purse

1. $10,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,500 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $800 9. $800 10. $800 11. $800 12. $800 13. $800 14. $800 15. $800 16. $800 17. $800 18. $800 19. $800 20. $800 21. $800 22. $800 23. $800 24. $800

Total A-main purse: $31,550

Asparagus Cup Saturday night purse

1. $15,000 2. $3,000 3. $1,500 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $800 9. $800 10. $800 11. $800 12. $800 13. $800 14. $800 15. $800 16. $800 17. $800 18. $800 19. $800 20. $800 21. $800 22. $800 23. $800 24. $800

Total A-main purse: $37,050

The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Asparagus Alley with delicious asparagus dishes, live entertainment, Health & Wellness Fair, countless vendors, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe Contest, Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Competition, Monster Truck rides, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, country farm animals and much more.

“Visitors to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival have always been treated to a large variety of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, shopping, children’s activities, and arguably the best food offered at any festival around,” said Tony Noceti Group Inc. President Tony Noceti. “Events such as these are very important to communities all around the country and the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival is definitely a staple in the San Joaquin valley. We invite everyone to come early for the festival and then attend the races later in the evening.”

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road. For more info on the San Joaquin Asparagus visit www.SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net

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. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

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

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

 

 

USAC Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway on July 9!

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (April 3, 2019) – The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series made its return to Oklahoma last summer after an absence of more than 40 years.

The event more than exceeded expectations, setting up a second edition of “Tuesday Night Thunder” atop the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway near Meeker, OK, on Tuesday night, July 9.

The event that also includes non-wing Micros kicks off the USAC’s Mid-America Midget Week that continues on at Beloit, Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway for the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” the following night, Fairbury, Nebraska’s “Midwest Midget Championship” on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 and then Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 14.

Last year’s return of the USAC National Midgets to the Sooner State was a rousing affair with home-state hero Christopher Bell outdueling Keith Kunz Racing teammate and now defending series champion Logan Seavey for the victory as 33 of the nation’s top Midget contenders filled the pit area.

General admission for the July 9 USAC National Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with high school students and younger just $5. There is also $5 off admission for anyone wearing a Red Dirt Raceway tee-shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker, OK” koozie. All access pit passes will be available for $35.

Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well available for the first 25 cars for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 54 quart cooler and one grill permitted.

Camping without hookups is available onsite.

Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m. and then racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsors making “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings.

Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855). For more information, contact the track at 405-318-0198 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/.

 

 

Big Month of April on Tap at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 3, 2019) – The 2019 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park gets under way in fashion with three big events atop 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas over the course of April.

While the season gets under way this Saturday, April 6, ensuing April events include the Seventh Annual Modified Stampede on April 13 and then the third round of championship chase action on April 27.

The high-speed month of racing action gets under way with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars squaring off with the United Rebel Sprint Series. The Sprint Car clash headlines the opening night of championship chase action that also includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Liberal’s Steven Richardson kicks off his DCRP Sprint Car title defense in Saturday’s season opener with other reigning track champions including Rolla’s Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Seven nights later, the IMCA Modifieds take center stage as contenders from throughout the region converge upon Dodge City for the Seventh Annual Modified Stampede. All four other championship classes will be in action as well including Sprint Cars, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.

Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill captured his second Modified Stampede triumph last year with a dramatic late-race move, joining Cole Traugott and David Murray as two-time winners of the event.

The month of April is rounded out with the third round of championship chase action for all five classes on Saturday, April 27, when the picture for the 2019 title chases begins to take form.

All three April events are set to get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Additional information regarding each event is available at the track’s website at www.dodgecityraceway.com.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

MSCS AND USAC PREPARE FOR A SPRING SHOWDOWN AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - April 3, 2019. The 2019 racing season at Tri-State Speedway will open with the annual SPRING SHOWDOWN on Saturday April 13. The racing program that evening will feature the AMSOIL National United States Auto Club Sprints and the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series. This will be the first of two co-sanctioned events at Haubstadt this season with both 410 non-wing sprint car series competing together. The SPRING SHOWDOWN will be conducted using the USAC race format.

The Showdown is the first event on the season schedule for MSCS. USAC has already held 3 races in Florida and is also scheduled to race Friday night April 12 at Bloomington Speedway before appearing at Haubstadt on Saturday. The USAC-MSCS feature at Haubstadt will pay $5,000 to win!

Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series licensed drivers do receive full points when competing in co-sanctioned events. Annual licenses will be available for purchase in the pit area at the speedway for any drivers needing to obtain or renew licenses. The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T.

The reigning Brandeis MSCS Champion is Carson Short of Marion, IL. Short captured his first MSCS title in 2018. He is also currently tenth in USAC points! The SPRING SHOWDOWN is the first of 20 races that MSCS has scheduled. Each one will impact the driver points standings and eventually determine a season champion.

Kevin Thomas Jr. won the SPRING SHOWDOWN last year. He had also won this event back in 2014. Chris Windom won it in 2017. Other winners dating back to the origin of the race in 2012 were Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Daron Clayton.

The three USAC races previously held at Ocala, Florida, produced three different winners. C.J. Leary, Chris Windom, and Justin Grant captured those feature races. The top five drivers in USAC points heading into the two Midwest track openers are C.J. Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chase Stockon, Justin Grant, and Chris Windom. The top two drivers are separated in the standings by just two points. The 2018 USAC National Champion Tyler Courtney is currently sixth in series points.

The SPRING SHOWDOWN is just that - one great opportunity for race fans to see the very best sprint car drivers and enjoy the thrills dirt track racing produces. Warm-ups on Saturday the 13th begin at 6:30 P.M. Heat races begin at 7:30 P.M. Tri-State Speedway is located in the Central Time zone.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified Cars will also be racing. Their feature will pay $600 to win. The double bill creates another brand of impending action waiting to take a turn on the track. Mod feature winners last season included Zach Fair, Trent Young, Dustin Beck, Brandon McDowell, and Stan Beadles. Adult tickets are $25, student tickets are $20, and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Placerville Speedway

Placerville Speedway race fans! For the first time ever, we are offering a special “Placerville 10 pack” that will be available starting this Saturday at the main ticket booth. The special 10 pack of tickets can be purchased for $125 and when broken down allows you to catch 10 nights of weekly championship racing for under $13 a ticket! The 10 pack is good for the following race dates only:

April 6th April 20th April 27th May 4th May 11th June 1st July 13th July 20th August 10th August 17th September 14th

Be sure and take advantage of this first time offer by purchasing your 10 pack at the ticket booth this Saturday! As an added bonus fans will also receive a coupon courtesy of Econo Lube N’ Tune and Brakes.

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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Davies Family Inn, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards and Sierra Arbor Worx. Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

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

Saturday April 20: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday April 27: IMCA Dirt Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

 

 

KSE Racing Products Lead The Way As Action Picks Up Coast to Coast

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a slew of racing finally getting in over the last week, KSE Racing Products continued to lead the way with countless feature event victories from coast-to-coast.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series were able to get their final two races of the early California swing in and it was David Gravel grabbing his first win aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 in Hanford, CA, while Aaron Reutzel got the broom out in Perris, CA on Saturday night and scored his second career series win.

Ryan Taylor, Freddie Rahmer, and Danny Dietrich braved the elements in PA, and each were rewarded handsomely as they each scored wins on PA Posse soil.

Harlie White had a great run at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR as she fended off Sam Hafertepe to score the ASCS win, while other wins went to Carson Short (USCS), Brody Roa (USAC/CRA), Isaac Chapple (Gator Nationals), and to Andy Forsberg (SCCT).

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Liggett Makes Trip To Perris Auto Speedway Worthwhile With 4th Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the long trip south to Perris Auto Speedway, Austin Liggett would be rewarded for his efforts by way of a fourth place finish with USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

“Our night kind of got off to a so-so start, but my dad and Matt Wolter really went to work and gave me a good car in the feature,’ Austin Liggett said. “About halfway through the ‘A’ we really came to life and made it a good night.”

With 27 cars checked in for the event as the series ran alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series, Liggett would get the night off to a nice sta