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DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

IT ALL TAKES PLACE AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL. . . . .

SEAROCK FABRICATION AND SPEED SUPPLIES PARTNERS WITH DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW MARCH 5-11

Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2017 with Sunday, March 5th chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.

The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and are extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since partnering with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Back on board for the show's growing list of sponsors for 2017 is Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, Pennsylvania. The speed supplier is headed up by veteran race campaigner Steve Searock who has logged in some good wins and plenty of track time throwing clay at the local speedways in the Sportsman and 358 Modified divisions. Searock Speed Supplies is a one shop stop for all of the racers in need of expert workmanship in fabrication, bodies, rub rails and bumpers or complete race cars. Searock deals with all major manufacturers in speed supplies and has business hours from 9 AM through 9 PM Monday thru Thursdays, 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday hours are 9 until 3. The phone number to reach the shop are: 610-746-5477. To reach Steve through email, his address is: searocklawncare@verizon.net

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811. The IRCO website is: www.ircocu.com Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role with the upcoming show. For information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods will once again partner with the show for 2017 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Dorney Park, Reading and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 358 and 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Accord, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Snydersville will be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Steve Pados at: steveswp@ptd.net Space is available for race cars of all divisions, drag cars, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

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

 

 

Dobson’s 20,000 Reasons to Smile

After seven years of Sprintcar racing, Shaun Dobson last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway drove to his breakthrough major win – the Scott Darley Challenge – which saw him pocket $20,000 in prize money.

Regarded as one of the toughest annual events on the Australian Sprintcar calendar and with nearly 100 of some of the World’s best 410 Sprintcar drivers in the field, this season’s Scott Darley Challenge had no shortage of competition, but Dobson came out on top and picked up the $19,000 winner’s cheque along with a Lap 19 leading bonus of $1,000.

In what was a dominant performance, Dobson, driving the ACT # 21 Essendon Ford / Quantum Quartz supported Cool car, started from the outside of the front row for the Scott Darley Challenge deciding feature race and was never headed throughout the shortened 30-lap distance (from the originally scheduled 40 laps) that managed to go non-stop without a single stoppage from green to chequered flag.

Despite wet weather hampering the start of the feature race and pressure from a number of brief challengers throughout the race, mainly from current and two-time Australian Champion Kerry Madsen, Dobson kept his nerve and scored a commanding win. This win was not only Dobson’s maiden major win, but he also became the first ever Tasmanian-based driver to win a Sprintcar feature race at Valvoline Raceway.

Although Dobson has been enjoying a strong 2016-17 season, he was in a state of being pleased but at the same time shocked at picking up such a prestigious event.

“My team and I has been building towards a major win like this, but for it to actually happen still comes as a bit of a shock and is quite a surreal feeling,” admitted the jubilant 24-year-old racer from Hobart.

“This win is as much my team’s as it is mine. My crew chief Shane, dad and team Andrew, along with pit crew members James, Darren and Craig have been doing a great job all season and we’ve all been working well together, and that’s played a massive part in my consistent front-running pace so far this season.”

Leading up to the Scott Darley Challenge feature race last night, Dobson had topped the time sheets in his qualifying group, followed by winning his heat race and then earning his outside front-row feature-race start.

“It was the perfect night for the team and I,” he expressed.

“Even with the wet weather falling prior to the feature race and the spanner it threw into the works for all of the teams, our team made all of the right calls with setup and I was able to go on with the job and drive to the win.”

The opening Scott Darley Challenge night saw Dobson unlucky to miss out on a third-place podium finish. For the latter stages of the feature race, he was locked in a fierce battle with American Carson Macedo and he was able to pip Dobson, who ended up fourth, on the line by the slimmest of margins at the fall of the chequered flag.

This Wednesday night will see Dobson and the team travel down to Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in Victoria to contest the President’s Cup, followed by Thursday night’s King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia, and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday night will see them battle it out in the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria.

“We’re enjoying a great season but this week is going to be tough,” he admitted.

“The goals for these three upcoming events are to just firstly qualify into the feature races and then hopefully qualify towards the front of the field, which is going to go a long way towards being able to challenge for wins.”

The Dobson Motorsport team would like to thank their 2016-17 season sponsors: Essendon Ford, Quantum Quartz, Road & River Motorcycles, Albert Road Store - Hobart, Joinery Supplies Tasmania, Castrol Oil, Cool Chassis, and KRE Race Engines.

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun.

 

 

Donny Schatz Named North American 410 Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year" for 2016... for Ninth Time in Career

Friday, January 13, 2017 - For the ninth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. The other first-place vote-getters were Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson and the late Bryan Clauson.

Tony Stewart, owner of the Donny Schatz sprint car, earned his ninth “Team of the Year” honors, though three of those have come from the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Daryn Pittman of Oklahoma, David Gravel of Connecticut, 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are 2016 Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car champion Greg Hodnett, Shane Stewart, Dale Blaney, Joey Saldana, and 2016 National Sprint League champion Danny Lasoski.

Jason Johnson of Louisiana will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2016. Matt Campbell of Pennsylvania and Kody Lehman of Pennsylvania will share the “Rookie of the Year” award in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll, due to a tie in the voting. Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway and Tony Stewart of the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) will do the same for the “Promoter of the Year” honors. The late George Fisher of GF-1 Chassis will earn the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. The “Media Member of the Year” award will again go to Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post of the MAV-TV/MRN “Winged Nation” show.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2017 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

2017 MSCS SCHEDULE RELEASED

Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 14, 2017. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car
Series officials have completed the process of scheduling events for
2017. There will be 17 MSCS sanctioned events at 6 different
speedways. The schedule is balanced with events each month from
April until October.

The first month of competition begins with the “Indiana Open Wheel .
Com Racin’ Fest” on Saturday night April 8th at the Lincoln Park
Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The winner will receive $4,000. MSCS
and USAC will race together in the “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State
Speedway on April 15th. This co-sanctioned event will pay $5,000 to
win! MSCS will then appear in the “Spring Fling” at the half mile
Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 30th with $3,000 to be paid
to the winner.

The MSCS appearance at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be held earlier
this year with racing scheduled there on Saturday May 6th. The
Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Sprints twice in May. Racing
will be on Saturday the 13th and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend which
is the 28th. Saturday that weekend, MSCS will be at Lincoln Park
Speedway.

Brownstown Speedway will host an MSCS event on Saturday June 24th.
The date at the Jackson County Fairgrounds falls at the very heart of
the schedule and will thus be a pivotal stop for the series. June
10th MSCS will be at Tri-State Speedway. July 2nd is the date for
this year’s “Sprint Stampede” at Haubstadt. That event follows the
"Bill Gardner Sprintacular" on the first at Lincoln Park Speedway.

Racing begins in August with the prestigious Hoosier Sprint Nationals
to be held at Tri-State Speedway on the fifth and will pay $5,000 to
the winner. Shady Hill Speedway will host the non-wing MSCS drivers
for the first time on Friday August 11th. The quarter mile track is
located at Medaryville, Indiana. The MSCS Sprints will return to
Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway for a fourth time this season on
August 12th.

September holds two big challenges. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge
on Sunday September 3rd at Tri-State Speedway will pay $3,000 to win.
At mid month, the 16th, MSCS will return to Haubstadt along with the
USAC Sprints to participate in the biggest race of the year. The
“Haubstadt Hustler” will pay $10,000 to win and thus attract the best
sprint car drivers in the nation.

Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on October 7th.
This year’s event will be increased with the winner receiving $5,000
and the accompanying “Harvest Cup.” A continuing tradition has the
new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year being honored at the track.
Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, was the 2016 MSCS Champion. Tyler
Hewitt of Marion, IN, was Rookie of the Year. Each new season
produces different competitors to challenge the established drivers
and add to the overall excitement.

Any changes or additions to the schedule will be announced with a news
release at that time. Everyone can follow breaking news for the
series by visiting the MSCS facebook page or mscssprints.com.
…Provided as News and Information for MSCS…

2 0 1 7 M I D W E S T S P R I N T C A R S E R I E S S E A S O N S C
H E D U L E

D A T E L O C A T I O N
TO WIN__

APR 08 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
$ 4,000
Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest
APR 15 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (USAC/MSCS)
$ 5,000
Spring Showdown
APR 30 Sun Terre Haute Action track, Terre Haute, IN
$ 3,000
The Spring Fling
MAY 06 Sat Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier, IN
$ 2,000
MSCS at MMS

MAY 13 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 2,500
Midwest Madness (+ MOWA SPRINTS)
MAY 27 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
$ 2,500
Memorial Weekend Special
MAY 28 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 2,500
Memorial Weekend Classic
JUN 10 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 2,500
Tri-State Summer Showdown

JUN 24 Sat Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN
$ 2,000
Sprint Spectacular

JUL 01 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
$ 3,000
Bill Gardner Sprintacular
JUL 02 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 2,500
Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede (+MOWA
Sprints)
AUG 05 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 5,000
13th Annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals
AUG 11 Fri Shady Hill Speedway, Medaryville, IN
$ 2,000
First Appearance

AUG 12 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
$ 3,000
Return to Putnamville
SEP 03 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 3,000
Labor Day Weekend Challenge
SEP 16 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (MSCS/USAC)
$ 10,000
The Haubstadt Hustler (Rain Date - Sun.
Sep. 17)
OCT 07 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
$ 5,000
The Harvest Cup (Rain Date - Sunday Oct. 8)

NOTICE: THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO REVISION.

Check for schedule updates at www. mscssprints.com.

 

 

ENGINE PRO SPRINTS ON DIRT PRESENTED BY ARP 2017 SCHEDULE RELEASED

ERIE, MI (January 13, 2017) – After the success and popularity of its new beyond limits format of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP in its inaugural year, the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt schedule has been eagerly awaited.  It has now been released and SOD will return to Butler Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Merritt Speedway, and Thunderbird Raceway.  In addition, Baer Field Motorsports Park and Manistee County Fairgrounds Speedway will also host SOD races.  The season will open on April 29th at the traditional home of the SOD season opener, Crystal Motor Speedway.  The season will end at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2nd with SOD’s biggest race of the year, the Mike Olrich Memorial Race.

 

Three Mini-series in 2017

The ever-popular MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will once again be a highlight of the 2017 schedule.  Joining the BLC in 2017 will be two more mini-series, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash and the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan.  Each mini-series will have its own point fund and will pay its champion $1,000.  Each champion will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Mike Olrich Memorial Race.

 

MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge – Known as the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge until last season, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge has been a big hit with racers and fans alike for several years.  The BLC will once again be held at five different speedways this season.  MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge dates and speedways are:

            May 20 @ Baer Field Motorsports Park                     June 10 @ Thunderbird Raceway

            June 24 @ Merritt Speedway                                     July 15 @ Crystal Motor Speedway

            August 4 @ Manistee County Fairgrounds

 

Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash – New for 2017, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash will give Butler regulars and SOD competitors an opportunity to face off against each other during all three SOD races held at Butler Speedway.  The races will be held on three weekends that draw broad interest since two are during the Michigan International Speedway NASCAR weekends and the other during the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend.  Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash dates are:

June 17                                    July 22                                     August 12

 

King Engine Bearings King of Michigan - The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, traditionally a prestigious single race event, has been expanded to include all four SOD races held at Hartford Speedway.  The combination of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP (Hartford’s most popular races over the last three years), the expanded KoM format, and the new Hartford track configuration is sure to be a spectacular crowd pleaser.  King Engine Bearings King of Michigan dates are:

May 19                        June 16                        August 11                    September 1

 

The three mini-series give competitors an opportunity to achieve success within the full, season-long SOD series.  While bad luck can put a racer behind the eight ball, they will now have three separate mini-series in which to make up for their misfortune.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented By ARP 2017 Schedule

·         Saturday, April 29 (rain date May 6) - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI

 

·         Friday, May 19            - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race 1

 

·         Saturday, May 20 (rain date May 21) - Baer Field Motorsports Park, Fort Wayne, IN, MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 1

 

·         Saturday, June 10 - Thunderbird Raceway, Muskegon, MI,   MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 2

 

·         Friday, June 16 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race 2

 

·         Saturday, June 17 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI, Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash Race 1

 

·         Saturday, June 24 - Merritt Speedway, Lake City, MI, MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 3

 

·         Saturday, July 15 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 4

 

·         Saturday, July 22 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI, Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash Race 2

 

·         Friday, August 4 - Manistee Co. Fairgrounds, Onekama, MI, Onekama Days, MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 5

 

·         Friday, August 11 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race 3

 

·         Saturday, August 12 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI, Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash Race 3

 

·         Saturday, August 19 - Merritt Speedway, Lake City, MI, Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular

 

·         Friday, September 1 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race 4

 

·         Saturday, September 2 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, Mike Olrich Memorial Race

 

The Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule lists only confirmed dates.  Tentative, TBA, and dates under consideration are not listed.  The schedule is subject to change at any time, so check the SOD website regularly.

 

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

SAM HAFERTEPE, JR., NAMED NORTH AMERICAN 360 SPRINT CAR POLL “DRIVER OF THE YEAR” FOR 2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Hafffertepe, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned ten (10) of the first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Keith Dobbs earned the “Team of the Year” award, too.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Johnny Herrera of New Mexico, Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma, United Racing Club (URC) champion Davie Franek of New Jersey and Aaron Reutzel of Texas. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion Steve Poirier, California Civil War Series champion Andy Forsberg, United Sprint Car Series (USCS) champion Morgan Turpen, Derek Hagar and Sammy Swindell. In addition to Sam Hafertepe, Jr., others receiving one first-place vote each were Davie Franek, Andy Forsberg and Morgan Turpen.

Giovanni Scelzi of California earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for 2016. In addition, Todd Buffenbarger of www.tjslideways.com will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award. Pete Walton of the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and Glenn Styres of the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, will share the “Promoter of the Year” honors and USCS champion Morgan Turpen will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2016.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2017 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

BRYAN CLAUSON NAMED 2016 RECIPIENT OF “THOMAS J. SCHMEH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE SPORT” BY NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT CAR POLL

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - The late sprint car driver Bryan Clauson of California and then Indiana has been named the recipient of the 2016 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. According to poll founder and current National Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh, after whom the award was permanently named back in 2014, “The poll’s Outstanding Contribution Award is the museum foundation’s highest honor for current achievers in the sport, as it is voted on by industry insiders from the 360-, 410-cubic-inch, and non-winged sprint car divisions. I think our panelists saw Bryan’s legacy with the Race to Save Lives organ donation program and they decided this just had to happen. It speaks to the genuine respect that voters in all three classes had for what Bryan accomplished during his short but remarkable life and career.”

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.


The North American Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2017 at tracks throughout North America. This award was announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

Brady Bacon Names North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2016

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, today was named the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned three (3) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Richard Hoffman, owner of Bacon’s famed number 69 sprint car earned the 2016 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.


Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are the late Bryan Clauson, USAC/California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner of California, Chad Boespflug of California and Chris Windom of Illinois. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are Chase Stockon, Kevin Thomas Jr., Dave Darland, Thomas Meseraull and Richard Vander Weerd, respectively. Drivers that earned first place votes in addition to Brady Bacon were the late Bryan Clauson (four), Damion Gardner (two), Chris Windom (one) and Kevin Thomas, Jr. (one).


Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Thomas Meseraull will each receive the “Wild Card Award” for their exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2016, while Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) champion Clinton Boyles of Missouri will receive the 2016 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award. Richie Murray of the United States Auto Club (USAC) will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors. Jim O’Connor of the Kokomo Speedway earned the “Promoter of the Year” title. John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.


The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2017 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as "Class of 2017” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 10, 2017) -The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2017. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 3, during the twenty-eighth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers: Dave Darland, Tony Elliott, Terry McCarl.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Guy Forbrook, John Singer.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Doug Auld, W. Pat Sullivan.

Pre-1945: Earl Cooper.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee. I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime. We look forward to our twenty-eighth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 3.”

 

 

C&H Veteran Ent. Presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour releases 2017 schedule, purse & point fund details

By Gary Thomas

Santa Rosa, CA – January 13, 2017…The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour has officially released the 2017 schedule of events, which showcases 12 events at five different tracks throughout Northern California.

The season starts on Saturday February 25 with the lone visit this season to the Marysville Raceway for the annual Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial. The event is the official kick-off for Sprint Car racing in Northern California and always finds a packed house of fans in attendance. The tour will also compete in a pair of events at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, with those being the Saturday March 11 Silver Cup Race of Champions and the annual Wednesday night Gold Cup Race of Champions opener on September 6.

The always sticky Petaluma Speedway will play host to three events, with those taking place on April 1, June 10 and the Soares Classic on August 12. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will also host a trio of races, with the dates being Saturday April 15, Friday August 25 and a special Thursday event on September 21 to help open the Nor Cal Posse Shootout. The Stockton Dirt Track will hold three events this season, including May 27, the Jimmy Sills Classic on Sunday July 2 and the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Friday November 3.

An increased purse this season for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will see a minimum of $1200-to-win & $175-to-start each night, with Pit Stop USA being the A-main sponsor. Heat race winners will receive $100 thanks to the support of LRB Enterprises (Heat one), Speedmart (Heat two) and Benic Enterprises (Heat three).

The series champion this year will be awarded with a solid $1500 out of a beefed up points fund that will pay out the top-10 drivers at season’s end. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run tour events.

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is still looking for addition marketing partners. If interested please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

“We’re definitely happy with how the schedule came out and want to thank all of the tracks for coming on board this season,” said Rick Faeth, promoter of Petaluma Speedway. “There’s a lot of interest in the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour this year and I think it will be one of the strongest season’s we’ve seen for Wingless Spec Sprint racing in Northern California. We can’t wait to open the season at the Toller Memorial in Marysville on February 25.”

Veteran Sprint Car driver Scott Hall also spoke about the season ahead. “We really want to thank all of the companies that are supporting the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour this year. It’s been great to see so many people come together to lend their support and the teams will be in for a great season.”

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

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

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series Schedule Released

Belleville, IL – The newly formed POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series schedule has been released, featuring an agenda comprised of 13 events. Starting off 2017, the WAR East Sprint Cars debut at Fayette County Speedway on Saturday, April 1st for their Season Opener.

On Thursday, April 27th, the East Sprint Cars will visit Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois for the event dubbed Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday will feature the WAR East Sprint Cars, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series. Dirt Oval at Route 66 shares the same hallowed ground as the famed Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Dragstrip.

The POWRi Lucas Oil War East Sprint Car Series will also partake in two events of Illinois SPEED Week. On Thursday, June 1st the East Sprint Cars will again meet up with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series at Fairbury American Legion Speedway for night one of Illinois SPEED Week. Friday, June 2nd, all three divisions will travel to Jacksonville Speedway and join with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series for night two.

Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st the East Sprint Cars will join the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series for Border Wars, the solo co-sanctioned weekend on the docket. Friday’s show will take place at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Saturday, the short jaunt will be made to St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri to round out the weekend.

October 6th and 7th will be the inaugural Sprint Mania at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, featuring both wing and non-wing sprint cars. Friday, October 6th will pay $2000-to-win for both sprint car divisions, while Saturday, October 7th will feature $4000-to-win. Complete payouts and further event information will be released when available.

Other standout events include two appearances at Jacksonville Speedway, with the first coming on April 21st. The later comes on October 13th, alongside the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. July 21st the WAR East Sprint Cars will head to the Champaign County Fairgrounds, which represents a significant milestone for the series, as this will be the first sanctioned race of sprint cars at the Champaign County Fairgrounds since the late 1970’s.

July 22nd the WAR East Sprint Cars will invade the high-banked Spoon River Speedway. August 18th features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway for the opening night of the Springfield Fair weekend.

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

Sat, April 1 Fayette County Speedway - Season Opener Fri, April 21 Jacksonville Speedway Thu, April 27 Route 66 - Season Opener Thu, June 1 Fairbury Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week Fri, June 2 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week Fri, June 30* Belle-Clair - Border Wars Sat, July 1* St. Francis County Raceway - Border Wars Fri, July 21 Champaign County Fairgrounds - Champaign Fair Sat, July 22 Spoon River Speedway Fri, Aug 18 Lincoln Speedway - Springfield Fair Fri, Oct 6 Fairbury Speedway - Sprint Mania Sat, Oct 7 Fairbury Speedway - Sprint Mania Fri, Oct 13 Jacksonville Speedway

Co-Sanction - *POWRi WAR

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi broke onto the sprint car scene in a big way in 2016.

Scelzi, who turned 15-years-old right after last season ended, captured a championship during his inaugural year in a 360ci winged sprint car. With the support and a ride from Roth Motorsports, Scelzi garnered the King of Kings title as well as four podiums, seven top fives and 12 top 10s in 17 sprint car races.

On Thursday evening it was announced that Scelzi's performance earned him the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year Award as a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers selected the youngest son of former NHRA champion Gary Scelzi for the honor.

"I am so thankful for Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd and Brent Ventura, my family and everyone who has supported my racing career," Giovanni Scelzi said. "To receive such a prestigious award is an amazing feeling and I'm very grateful for everyone who voted for me."

Scelzi drove for three different sprint car teams in 2016. He recorded a top-10 finish during all seven races with Roth Motorsports and earned a top 10 during his lone race with Van Dyke Motorsports. Additionally, Scelzi scored two podiums and four top 10s while piloting his family owned race car.

Scelzi's best finish of second place came twice, with the second occurrence serving as one of the biggest moments of his young career. Scelzi drove the Roth Motorsports entry from 12th to the runner-up result on Sept. 17 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. The strong finish helped propel him to the King of Kings championship, which served for the track title at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi is currently in Australia working as the crew chief for his older brother, Dominic, who was tabbed the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year in 2013.

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 video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's very much appreciated and great to be associated with such a well-known program."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Scelzi Enterprises, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Panella Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MicroBlue Bearings, KW Suspensions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com .

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws return to 81 Speedway in Kansas on May 6

PARK City, Kan. — January, 13, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday, May 6 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won in the series last visit to 81 Speedway in 2006, which was the same year he won his first title. Schatz started on the outside of the front row in the that race and took the lead from Terry McCarl on the sixth circuit and led the rest of the 30-lapper to score his first win at 81 Speedway. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is also a past winner at the track, which is located just outside of Wichita.

Battling Schatz and Pittman in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors including David Gravel, who had nine wins last season, Brad Sweet, who was fourth in points in 2016, Joey Saldana, who had five wins last season and Shane Stewart, who picked up eight A-Feature wins for the Larson Marks team last year.

Jason Johnson, the 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner is back for his third full season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017, while longtime fan favorite Jason Sides will hit the road for another season, along with veteran driver Paul McMahan and reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Greg Wilson.

A trio of up-and-coming young drivers are set to compete with the Outlaws in 2017, led by Logan Schuchart, who won twice in 2016, his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Rookie contender Brent Marks from Pennsylvania will hit the road full-time for the first time in his career this coming season.

Tickets for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at 81 Speedway in Kansas on Saturday, May 6 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023.

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Producing Live Pay-Per-View From Final Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Night on Friday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2017) - Oklahoma native Christopher Bell captured his third Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary victory in the past four years on Thursday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where nearly 100 drivers battled during Round 3 of the premier midget event's 31st edition.

Bell led the final 23 laps of the 25-lap A Main to lock into Saturday's main event along with runner-up Danny Stratton and third-place finisher C.J. Leary.

Friday night marks the fourth and final preliminary night as 274 drivers have hit the track during the first three rounds with dozens more on tap Friday as the new record for competitors is set to be established. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to showcase lap-by-lap coverage of the action beginning with hot laps at 4 p.m. (Central) and heat races at 5 p.m. (Central).

The broadcast, which will feature multiple cameras, enhanced graphics, replays and more, is only $25. Also, the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will present the post-race press conference live free of charge. Viewers just need to log in to the RacinBoys website to view.

To purchase a Pay-Per-View broadcast, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Friday's preliminary night will feature NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and J.J. Yeley along with two-time Chili Bowl champion Cory Kruseman, 2008 Chili Bowl winner Damion Gardner, 2006 event winner Tim McCreadie, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver Daryn Pittman and midget star Dave Darland to name a few.

Scott Traylor anchors the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl coverage with Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers among the RacinBoys voices. Scotty Cook will conduct driver interviews from the pits and Victory Lane throughout the week. Four-time Chili Bowl champion Kevin Swindell will be part of the announcing crew on Friday as well.

Nationally known motor sports writer Reid Spencer will provide exclusive content daily during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the RacinBoys website. The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

RacinBoys live coverage of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.TV, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Gary's Speed Shop, Northwest Focus Midget Series, Hyper Racing, McCarthy Auto Group, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps.

Thanks to Jeff Bowen of Blue Sky Productions for contributions to RBN's live coverage of both the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 350 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Johnny V returns to make it No.2

Local favourite and last year’s winner of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge John Vogels is making a return to the All Stars to take out the show for the second time. No other competitor has won twice and Vogels will be creating history if he succeeds. The crowd will be behind him 100% and this may give him the extra incentive needed.

Current series champ Brenten Farrer’s Frijtek V34 is again currently leading the series and will be looking to lock in top points to go towards the series Championship – as well as pick up the $10K! With only a 29 point difference between the top 5 every point and place is vital towards the end of season. Chris Solomon is back in the SA75 Bartlett’s Motorsport package and after a few weeks to recoup car owner Tony Bartlett has rebuilt and fine-tuned the Cool chassis. Solomon ran 2nd last year and will be giving it all to take out the win. SA44 Daniel Evans has been keeping race ready over the Christmas period slotting in a 410 and running with World Series which will help the team Saturday night. Paul Solomon’s ‘Always bet on Black’ V7 is another that has been fast all season taking out A Main wins and the JSR King of the River Series is capable of taking out the win. Series regulars V4 Phil Lock, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA56 Jarman Dalitz, SA76 Brayden Cooley, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins and V65 Kane Newcombe are all keen to get another meeting in after the Christmas lay of period. Recent winner of the 360 Victorian Title Jordyn Charge has put the family owned 360 engine back in the V60 machine and is keen for another run whilst winner of RD1 Brayden Parr V77 is another regular has also slotted the 360 back in for the night. Both these young kids have the talent and ability to collect the money.

The star studded entry list goes on and on – hard charging Tony Moule, Tim Van Ginneken, Brett Milburn, Michael Tancredi, Scott Reilly, Brad Warren, Eddie Lumbar just to name a few guarantee the action will be hard and fast.

With regular All Star giveaways, driver autographs and family fun make sure you come and join the action at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge otherwise known as the $10K to win show Saturday night January 14th.

 

 

Marysville Raceway 2017 Schedule

Marysville, CA (January 12, 2017) …Marysville Raceway is pleased to host 23 events at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2017. The upcoming season will consist of an eight month stretch beginning in February and ending in late October. “We have come up with a wide-ranging schedule of events that really offers plenty of great grassroots racing that our fans have come to enjoy,” said Promoter Dennis Gage.

The season kicks into high gear on February 25th with the annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial featuring winged 360 sprints, C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Sport Mods.

The first of 15 Saturday night weekly point shows begin on March 18th and concludes on September 2nd. Weekly championship contending divisions will include winged 360 sprints, wingless sprints, super stocks, wingless sprints, IMCA Sport Mods and economy sprints.

Special events for 2017 will include the Mel Hall Memorial on May 27th and feature the traveling winged 360 Civil War Sprint Car series. For the second consecutive year, the Raceway will host a gigantic aerial firework show and auto racing. This year’s fast cars and freedom event will take place July 1st, Saturday night, and feature the Civil War sprints, wingless, IMCA Sport Mods, Super Stocks and Vintage Hard Tops.

Monster Trucks are a late season addition in 2017. On October 13th and 14th the spectacular high flying Monster Trucks will take center stage inside the Raceway. The popular Dwarf Car Nationals returns on September 22nd and 23rd. On October 21st, the Gold Fever Taxi Cab Open will be followed by the Gold Fever Sprint Spooktacular on October 28th.

Plenty of opportunity for teams to practice in 2017 at Marysville Raceway beginning with January 28th. Other occasions include February 11th and 18th. The track is also available for rentals throughout the season. Call the track office at (530) 350-7275 for more information.

For all other inquiries including a printable schedule of 2017 events please visit www.marysvilleraceway.com

 

 

THREE TIME INDOOR THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET WINNER ANDY JANKOWIAK BUILDING NEW CAR FOR NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY RACING WEEKEND

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 12, 2017 . . . While most of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Fuels stars head into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27-28, 2017 with race proven equipment, crowd favorite Andy Jankowiak’s quest for a fourth career Indoor Auto Racing Series victory hinges on the successful completion of an all new Three Quarter (TQ) Midget of his own design.

“We’ll be there,” Jankowiak reassured Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Series officials earlier this week. “This is a much bigger challenge than I thought it would ever be, but the car I’m building is built to run fast.”

Jankowiak has enlisted his Modified car owner and fabrication specialist Rick Kluth to bend the tubing, fabricate the brackets and mounting points for the new car.

‘Andy J’ describes the car as “a clean sheet of paper car, simple like (Trey) Hoddick’s car but with some different suspension ideas.

“The only two things we aren’t making in the shop ourselves are the rear and the motor,” Jankowiak revealed. “I built the radiator, the fuel cell, the seat and Rick did all of tube bending and welding.”

Jerry Granetz is the third man in the Jankowiak/ Kluth car building effort.

“When I come to the races, I go to win,” Jankowiak said. “All of the thought that went into this car is for winning.”

Jankowiak vacated the TQ Midget that he had driven in the two previous Indoor TQ races at Trenton, N.J., and Allentown. Pa. He was fast, but ended up with mixed results in Ken Sebring's No. 21 that will be at the Atlantic City race with NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series driver Timmy Solomito making his Indoor racing debut.

TQ Midget drivers Ryan Flores, Erick Rudolph and Tommy Catalano head to historical Boardwalk Hall as pre-race favorites for the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP finale. Flores, of Cornelius, N.C., swept both Allentown TQ A-Main 40-lap features, the first TQ Midget wins of his career, after finishing second no less than five times in past years. Rudolph, the defending series champion and winner of the event this year in Trenton, NJ, lost battles for the lead with Flores both nights in Allentown. Catalano failed to qualify for the feature field on Friday in Allentown and then nearly won on Saturday. Catalano shocked everyone when he made a three wide-pass for the lead under Rudolph and Flores mid-way through the feature. A spinout, however, sent him to the rear but he never gave up. He drove back to finish a close second.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who has won four times in Atlantic City including last year’s Gambler’s Classic, is another driver that cannot be counted out despite tough outings in Trenton and Allentown driving for car owner Lou Cicconi.

Event information, including ticket sales and hotel room deals are available at www.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

The schedule of events starts Friday, January 27 with practice at 1:00 pm followed by time trials at 4:30.

Spectator gates open on Friday at 6:30 pm with racing starting at 7:30. The feature attraction will be four 20 lap events for the TQ Midgets with the fastest qualifiers in each event starting in the seventh starting position! Results from time trials held earlier in the afternoon and these races will then set guaranteed starters for Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic as well as important qualifier starting spots. The Slingshots and Champ Karts will also run a series of qualifying races.

The grandstand Saturday opens at 5:00 pm with FanFest taking place on the racing floor for those holding reserved seats. Racing starts at 7:00 pm with a series of TQ Midget qualifiers and a TQ Dash followed by features for the Champ Karts, Slingshots and then the 40 lap TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic.

Ticket prices for Friday are as follows: Front Row: $25 · Reserved Lower Level: $20 · Upper Level Reserved: $17 · General Admission Adult: $15 · General Admission Children: $5. Tickets will be available on the day of the event with a $5 increased price. Saturday ticket pricing has been set as follows: Front Row: $35 · Reserved Lower Level: $27 · Upper Level Reserved: $22 · General Admission Adult: $20 · General Admission Children: $5. Prices do not include $2 facility fee or online ticketing fees.

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway 2017 Schedule Chico, CA (January 12, 2017) …The highly anticipated 2017 auto racing schedule has been released by Silver Dollar Speedway. The Speedway will host 30 events starting in March and concluding at the end of September. “There was a lot of hard work put into scheduling the type of racing that the fans at Silver Dollar Speedway have been accustomed to seeing,” said Promoter Dennis Gage. “We are looking forward to hosting various divisions of cars and providing fan friendly-exciting auto racing at the Speedway in 2017.”

The diverse schedule offers plenty of choices for the dirt track racing fan. The meat of the schedule consists of 14 Friday night point shows. Once again Silver Dollar Speedway will host the only weekly Friday night 410 sprint car racing in all of California. Other mainstays of the Friday night program will include the popular IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints, Hobby Stocks and Economy Sprints.

The season kicks into high gear on March 3rd and 4th with the annual Mini Gold Cup. The weekend will put 410-winged sprint car racing at the forefront. Saturday night of Mini Gold Cup will serve as point race number one for the traveling King of the West Series and pay the winner $5,000 to win. The Sport Mods and Dwarf Cars will accompany the winged sprint car each night.

The following weekend is set for the Silver Cup. Friday night March 10th will see winged-360 sprints, wingless sprints and street stocks. On Saturday night, the first point race for the traditional Civil War Series is scheduled and pays the winner a staggering $4,000. Two other popular traveling series including the C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and the All Star Modifieds are also scheduled on this Saturday night.

The annual Gold Cup Race of Champions is set to return on Wednesday night, September 6th. The fastest four days on dirt in California will once again feature the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars on Friday September 8th and 9th. Joining them will be the Dwarf Cars. Thursday night the traditional non-wing USAC Sprints and USAC/BCRA Midgets get to attack the quarter-mile clay speedway. The Civil War Sprints and C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour are scheduled for the Wednesday night opener.

The Speedway is honored to continue the tradition of hosting popular and meaningful winged sprint car Memorial races. The Bill Brownell Memorial is set for May 5th. The Dave Bradway Jr. is slated for May 6th and features the King of the West sprint cars. June 16th, we pay tribute and remember David Tarter. The Tyler Wolf Memorial is set for August 18th.

The freedom and fast cars event on July 4th will once again feature large aerial fireworks along with four divisions of racing led by the 410 winged sprints, street stocks, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks.

Three practice opportunities are available for race teams. Both take place in February. We will host a night practice on February 17th starting at 6 PM. February 26th will be an afternoon practice with cars hitting the track at noon. The final chance to test and tune will be held on March 25th from noon until 4 PM.

The Speedway will host four events during the 2017 Silver Dollar Fair over Memorial Day Weekend. On May 26th Arena/Super Cross will thrill the two-wheel fans. The traditional 200 Lap Enduro takes place on Saturday night. The winged-360 Civil War Sprint Car series is the focal point on Sunday night. Monday, May 29th, the Destruction Derby/Kids Power Wheel Derby concludes the Fair and four night stretch of grandstand entertainment.

The season will finish on September 29th and 30th with the annual Fall Nationals weekend. The two nights will feature winged 360 sprint cars, wingless sprints and Ford Focus Midgets.

For more information about the track please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS SHOW TO SALUTE TOP NORTHEST RACE WINNERS; MATT SHEPPARD’S 29 MODIFIED WINS SCORES TOPS IN REGION; ROCCO, SWEENEY, WALTON TO JOIN SHEPPARD AT SHOW TO RECEIVE LAURELS AND MEET FANS

OAKS, PA January 12, 2017 . . . Matt Sheppard, who turned the most potentially adverse moment of his driving career into the most productive season of his life, will be among the honorees on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Pioneer Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa.

Sheppard will be recognized at Motorsports for winning 29 feature races in 2016, five more than any other driver in the Area Auto Racing News readership area. Each of the wins were in the Dirt Modified category.

“I didn’t have a lot of time to put a team together,” Sheppard remarked of the organization he and his supporters formed after his release from HBR Racing in early December. “I hadn’t planned on being a driver-owner but it has worked out pretty well I’d say.”

Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., will receive a check at the Motorsports Show for $200 as a divisional winner and $500 for the overall Northeast winners.

Sheppard earned his fifth Super DIRT Car Series title with a record twelve wins and claimed track titles at Canandaigua and Utica-Rome Speedways in 2017.

Asphalt Modified driver Keith Rocco, on the strength of fifteen 2016 wins, is the Northeast winner in that category, Rocco, of Wallingford, Ct., earned a total of 23 features in 2016, with his 15 asphalt Modified wins the standard in that bracket. He also won seven asphalt Late Model races Rocco will receive $200 from Area Auto Racing News.

Mike Sweeney, asphalt Late Model specialist of Nesquehoning, Pa. topped all others in the AARN readership with nine features and will receive $200 from Area Auto Racing News for that achievement.

Tyler Walton of Mifflintown, Pa. topped the 600cc Micro Sprint division with twelve wins to earn the Area Auto Racing News Top Northeast Winner title for the second straight year. Like Sheppard, Rocco and Sweeney, Walton will be honored at Motorsports.

Two other Top Northeast winners will be unable to attend the Motorsports Show for the best possible reason: they will be racing.

Dirt Late Model standout Max Blair, Titusville. Pa., won twenty Dirt Late Model features in 2016, fifth overall over the AARN readership. Blair will be ‘on the road’ during the Motorsports Show, in route to Dirt Late Model races beginning the next week in Georgia and Florida.

And Central Pennsylvania 410 Sprint star Greg Hodnett of Thomasville. Pa., is already racing Sprint cars, in Australia where he will remain until early February.

Sheppard, Rocco, Sweeney and Walton will meet and greet race fans at the Area Auto Racing News Booth No. 224 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and running through 6:00 p.m. Each will sign the annual Motorsports Show commemorative Top Northeast Winner color poster and pose for pictures with admiring fans.

The Northeast Top Winners will be interviewed on stage prior to the 2017 Ms. Motorsports pageant on Saturday beginning at 7:00 p.m. Commemorative plaques and checks will be presented on stage by members of the Area Auto Racing News staff.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Race Car and Trade Show is set for January 20th through January 22nd, offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports, takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Loads of information on the show can be found at www.aarn.com and hit the Motorsports link.

 

 

Classic Breakfast – Have You Booked Yet?

Once again in 2017 the Classic Breakfast, as held at the popular Flying Horse Bar and Brewery is proving to be a hot ticket item!

The now traditional heart starter to the Classic weekend will again be held from 9.30am on Friday January 20, 2017 with the MC again being Mr. Wade Aunger.

Packages are $25 per person and include a cooked breakfast and a seat at one of unique facets of the Classic weekend, that allows those in attendance to see some of the drivers in a relaxed forum type atmosphere.

Already confirming their attendance are American duo Greg Hodnett and Harli White-Hines with more names set to be announced in the coming days.

Bookings are essential and are strictly limited, so to book your seat and the best way to kick off the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic call the Premier Speedway office on (03) 5565 1789.

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

NASCAR TALENT JEFF EARNHARDT TO APPEAR AT MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW; RICHARD PETTY, KEVIN OLSON AND JEFF HAMMOND ALSO VISITING

OAKS, PA January 11, 2017 . . . Rising NASCAR star Jeff Earnhardt will be part of the excitement at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car Trade Show. The three day show, running from Friday, January 20th thru Sunday, January 22nd, will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show, covering 250,000 square feet of hall, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Earnhardt, grandson of the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., will be making his first appearance at the 32nd edition of the hugely popular show. He will join seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, FOX-TV’s Jeff Hammond and Hall of Fame Midget racer Kevin Olson as they meet with fans, sign autographs and do interviews.

Jeff raced a limited schedule of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events in 2016 for BK Racing. He has raced in 25 races since he kicked off his Cup career at Richmond International Raceway in 2015. He is expected to announce his plans for NASCAR Cup Series in the very near future.

The nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. also has been a competitor in mixed martial arts competition. After beginning his career in dirt racing, he moved to asphalt. Before joining the NASCAR Cup series, he competed on the Camping World Truck and Xfinity series and made a start in a Rolex Sports Car.

The 27-year-old racer will be appearing at the stage area on Saturday from 4 to 5:30.

“The King” Richard Petty will be at the stage area from 1 to 3 PM.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet these major names in the sport along with many racers and personalities from local and regional racing.

Drawing a lot of attention is the Dorney Park and Syracuse ‘Moody Mile’ Reunions set to run throughout the three days.

More than 250 race cars will be on display including two that were driven by Richard Petty and a pair of race cars driven by the late NASCAR racer Ron Bouchard. The Ford powered Monster Energy NASCAR Winston Cup car to be driven by Danica Patrick will be there along with the Haas Automotion Formula One entry giving attendees a chance for a close look. There will be Monster Trucks and Tractor Pullers.

A new addition to the show is "Jack" a completely customized all-wheel-drive one-of-a kind Mack mega crew cab pick-up truck.

There will be free autograph opportunities throughout the three days of the show with many tracks and racing series having some of their top racers on hand to meet fans. Many 2017 racing schedules will be released at the show.

Hardcore vendors offering, in many cases, what is new for racers will be found throughout the show. And fans will be able to seek out some bargains from collectible vendors.

The always popular Ms. Motorsports Contest will again be part of the Saturday activities.

There is still limited exhibit space available. Information is available from Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 or danny@aarn.com.

Show hours, ticket info and more is available at www.aarn.com and click on the Motorsports link.

 

 

Chariots of Thunder Series Returns in 2017

With preparations fully underway for the 2017 season, Darwin’s Northline Speedway are calling for expressions of interest from teams for the Chariots of Thunder Series, which is set to return to the track for the 11th season running.

After hosting a very successful 10th anniversary series last August, the Northline Speedway committee wanted to give drivers and teams as much notice as possible so they can make preparations for this season’s running of the event.

“The earlier we can lock in teams, especially those coming from interstate, the more we can help cater to their needs for such a big commitment,” commented Northline Speedway Vice President Caleb Gotts.

“We are talking about helping them with transporter storage and work shop needs, as well as accommodation.”

This season, the series will revert to a program held over three weekends, with five nights of racing scheduled, something that hasn’t been done since 2009.

In addition to the Darwin Title, the NT Title and the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race, a ‘Defend the Top End’ clash has also been added to the program, which will see interstate teams go up against local teams in a special format and will be clarified once nominations are finalised.

“If you want to get a lot of laps in at a top-class facility, the Chariots of Thunder Series is a great way to escape the cold and the rain in August down south,” remarked last year’s Chariots of Thunder Champion Jason McIver.

The additional night of racing will also mean that drivers have even more chance to increase their winnings, with an even bigger prize pool on offer.

“Last season’s Chariots of Thunder Series offered a huge $40,000 in prize money,” added Gotts.

“This season, we are trying to lock in around $55,000 in prize money over the five nights of racing. We have a chunk of it locked in already and we still have plenty of time to find the rest.”

A total of 24 teams took part in the Chariots of Thunder Series last season, which led to some fierce competition and epic racing conducted on the Northline quarter mile.

“The level of competition at last season’s event was fantastic and the racing was really enjoyable,” commented NSW-based racer Kyle Caunt.

“The hospitality from all of the local teams, crews, everyone at Northline Speedway was second to none.

“My team gained some valuable experience running the Chariots of Thunder Series, so we’re looking forward to getting back out there this year and hopefully we can hit the ground running heading into the 2017-18 season back home – like we’ve been able to do this season.”

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

For any further information about the 2017 Chariots of Thunder, visit their Facebook page by searching Chariots of Thunder NT.

 

 

Freeman Ready to Bounce Back

The 410 Sprintcar driven by Paul Freeman has recently undergone an unexpected makeover, following a huge wreck in an Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round late last year at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway but he can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.

Due to a crash up ahead of him while contesting the B main, the Allard Motorsport Team driver unfortunately rode the wheel of another driver coming off the back straight into turn three as they were forced to take evasive action. The NSW # 84 Lingmo International Voice to Voice Communications / Feenstra Painting & Decorating supported GFI machine launched into the air where it travelled about 30 metres before flipping, rolling and coming down heavily on the track. While Freeman was miraculously unharmed, albeit a bit sore, the same could not be said for his car, with only the seat and engine salvageable.

“I have to say a huge thank you to Rod Bowen, who has supplied us with a J&J chassis which will allow us to continue our season as planned, along with my hard-working car owner Grahame Allard, my family and the rest of the team for the incredible effort they’ve all put in,” commented Freeman, who can’t speak highly enough of Bowen’s contribution, with the latter having also loaned the team heads for the engine.

“It was a massive wreck that knocked me around a bit and destroyed the car, but I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel again and getting back into it again.”

While they ended up having a lot more work than they had envisioned, the team had already planned to rebuild their engine over the Christmas-New Year period, in order to launch a strong campaign in an event extremely close to their hearts, the Scott Darley Challenge, in memory of Freeman’s brother-in-law Scott Darley, who tragically passed away in October, 2008.

“The Scott Darley Challenge is a very special event for our whole family and the team,” expressed Freeman.

“It would mean a lot to us all to come away with a solid result, so at the moment, we’re completely focused on preparing the car, so we can hopefully challenge for the win and honour Scott’s memory in the best possible way.”

With all of the team’s efforts directed towards the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on the Friday and Saturday night of January 13 and 14, further plans for this season aren’t yet known. Following this event, the team will assess their options and devise a plan for the remainder of the season.

Freeman would like to give a huge special thanks to Rod Bowen for his incredible contribution. He would also like to thank the entire Allard Motorsport Team, along with the team’s sponsors, Lingmo International Voice to Voice Communications and Feenstra Painting & Decorating, for all of their valued 2016-17 season support.

To find out more about Freeman and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Allard Team Motorsports.

 

 

Campbell Returns for Scott Darley Challenge

After spending the Christmas-New Year period on the sidelines, Darryl Campbell is looking forward to returning to the track at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for the annual Scott Darley Challenge this Friday and Saturday night.

As a former rival of Darley’s in firstly Litre Sprintcars and then later 410 Sprintcars, along with being a mate, the Scott Darley Challenge is an event that’s close to his heart.

“I look forward to being part of the Scott Darley Challenge every season, as it’s the sport’s way to honour his memory by going out and doing something he loved,” commented Campbell, whose fondest memory of Darley was away from the track with their regular squash games and cheese pizza nights.

“This event is very special everyone in the sport, especially the Darley and Loudoun families, and I can’t wait to get out there and attempt to come away with a solid result.”

So far in the 2016-17 season, Campbell, aboard the NSW # 28 Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads / Rentfleet backed Cool car, has endured a mix run of performances, but he is hoping that a strong result amongst the massive 95-car field at the Scott Darley Challenge can be the start of a strong and consistent rest of the season.

“The team and I have shown plenty of speed this season, but we just haven’t had the results to show for it,” he admitted.

“The plan for the rest of the season is to focus our attention of the remaining race meetings at Valvoline Raceway, and it’s a very exciting time this month with the Scott Darley Challenge and then the Australian Championship.”

Campbell would like to thank Eagle Silicon Ignition Leads, Rentfleet, and Oxytech Powder Coatings for all of their 2016-17 season support.

To find out more about Campbell and the DC Motorsport team, visit www.dc28.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching DC Motorsport N28.

 

 

South Australian Joins NSW-Based Team

Ryan Jones has teamed up with Sydney-based car owner Antony Jeffrey to pilot the NSW # 50 Triple X machine for three banner race meetings at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway throughout the rest of January.

The four-time Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion, from Murray Bridge in South Australia, recently was contacted by Jeffrey, who has previously supplied his car to drivers such as Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW front-runner Sammy Walsh and Kelly Linigen, offering him the opportunity to steer the brand new race car in three of the biggest events on the calendar, commencing with the Origin of Speed event on the Thursday night of January 12, followed by the Scott Darley Challenge and the 55th annual Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship.

The Origin of Speed, which will act as a curtain raiser to the annual Scott Darley Challenge, will see teams from NSW, Qld, Vic, SA, WA, Tas, NT and America, comprising of six drivers and a team manager, battle it out for top honours in the first ever running of the event. In an interesting twist amid the rivalry between each of the teams, Jeffrey will help to prop up the South Australian team by supplying his NSW-based Triple X car to Jones, who has been seeded into his home state’s team.

“I can’t thank Antony, Custom Sprintcar Supplies and Triple X enough for the opportunity to race his car in these prestigious events,” commented Jones, who is supported by Triple X and therefore will be familiar with the chassis of the NSW # 50 Custom Sprintcar Supplies backed Triple X machine.

“I’m looking very forward to running with a first-class car and equipment. I’ve competed at Valvoline Raceway twice last season, so I’ll be trying to get up to speed as quickly as possible when I first hit the track on January 12 and then hopefully I can come away with some strong results.”

Following the Origin of Speed, the annual Scott Darley Challenge will be held over two big nights of racing on the Friday and Saturday night of January 13 and 14. Jones’ final appearance at Valvoline Raceway in the Jeffrey-owned Triple X machine will be for the Australian Championship, commencing on Australia Day, January 26-28, where he will be hoping to use his recent track time to be a front-running contender.

 

 

McCullagh’s Season Turns a Corner

Corey McCullagh’s 2016-17 season took a turn for the better following his victory in last Saturday night’s eighth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway.

After a strong start to the season, which was highlighted by a third-place finish in the Jackpot Invitational event at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, the Warrnambool-based racer encountered a run of misfortune which was eventually traced back to some small but significant issues with his Vic # 90 Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre supported Maxim.

Later identifying the issue after some time in the dark, the team were able to fix it prior to McCullagh’s visit to their second visit to Heartland Raceway this season, which ultimately proved to make all the difference as McCullagh managed to down his rivals and speed to victory.

Sitting third on points heading into the pole shootout, McCullagh used the opportunity to experiment with the car’s setup. The changes clearly worked to his advantage, winning the pole shootout and starting the feature race from pole position.

Battling with Tim Van Ginneken in the early stages, McCullagh managed to pull away to take the lead by lap five, sticking to the fast line on a slick rubber-down race track and using his patience to navigate lapped traffic to hold on to the lead for the remainder of the feature race to take the chequered flag.

“Picking up a second feature-race win does a world of good for my confidence and proves that my first win was no fluke,” expressed McCullagh, who added to his maiden 410 Sprintcar victory at Simpson Speedway last season.

“It’s been a tough couple of months chasing the ongoing car issues, so to finally have it fixed and score a feature-race win is very satisfying for the whole team. They’ve put in a lot of effort in this season with the car this season, so this is a great reward for them with the best possible result.”

McCullagh couldn’t ask for better form heading into his next event, the Grand Annual Classic, on home soil at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on January 20, 21 and 22.

“Our goal this season is to qualify directly into the feature race,” added McCullagh, who last season was on-track to secure a feature race transfer spot in the B main on the Sunday night, before suffering a wheel failure and subsequently crashing out of the race.

“With over 100 cars nominated, it’s definitely not going to be easy, but we’ve got good speed now and the car is running well, so hopefully we can take our recent form into the Classic and come away with a positive result.”

In the current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, McCullagh has jumped up to third place.

McCullagh would like to thanks the following 2016-17 sponsors for their valued support:
Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre
Owenbuilt Homes
Owentruss
Westvic Sheds and Garages
Warrnambool 24/7 Gym
Coastal Car Rentals
RA Slater Family
Clarkey Enterprises
T&D Wholesales

To find out more about McCullagh and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Corey McCullagh v90.

 

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Live Pay-Per-View From Round 2 of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Wednesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2017) - The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire got off to a rousing start on Tuesday night inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A total of 90 competitors battled it out through heat races, qualifiers, D Mains, C Mains, B Mains and a 25-lap A Main that culminated with Tyler Courtney securing his first career Chili Bowl preliminary victory. Larry Wight advanced from seventh to second place and Zach Daum maneuvered from 10th to third as both drivers joined Courtney to lock into Saturday's main event.

The action continues with approximately 90 new racers on Wednesday during Round 2 of the marquee midget event and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will once again be airing live Pay-Per-View video from hot laps until the final checkered flag is waved.

The broadcast will feature multiple cameras, enhanced graphics, replays and more. Hot laps are slated for 4 p.m. (Central) with heat races at 5 p.m. (Central). The price is only $25. Also, the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will present the post-race press conference live free of charge. Viewers just need to log in to the RacinBoys website to view.

To purchase a Pay-Per-View broadcast, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Tuesday's opener set the stage for a tremendous event as NASCAR star Kyle Larson captured the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions before he and Courtney duked it out in the A Main. Larson was challenging Courtney for the lead with only eight laps remaining when he got upside down and ended up finishing 21st.

Wednesday's crop of competitors is led by five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell and two-time defending champion Rico Abreu. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers Paul McMahan, David Gravel and Donny Schatz, who is making his event debut, are also slated to race along with dozens more from across the United States, Canada and Australia.

Scott Traylor anchors the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl coverage with Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers among the RacinBoys voices. Scotty Cook will conduct driver interviews from the pits and Victory Lane throughout the week.

Nationally known motor sports writer Reid Spencer will provide exclusive content daily during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the RacinBoys website. The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

RacinBoys live coverage of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.TV, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Gary's Speed Shop, Northwest Focus Midget Series, Hyper Racing, McCarthy Auto Group, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps.

Thanks to Jeff Bowen of Blue Sky Productions for contributions to RBN's live coverage of both Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 350 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Tickets on sale for inaugural World of Outlaws event at Gator Motorplex in Texas on March 4

WILLIS, Texas — January 11, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural “Gator Outlaw Bash,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Jason Johnson, who scored the biggest win of his career last season, in the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals at the historic Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, is the only driver competing full-time, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series that has raced at Gator Motorplex in the past.

The veteran driver has been very successful in a limited number of starts at the venue, in 360-sprint car competition, finishing first or second in all four of the races he has competed in at Gator Motorplex. Johnson was victorious at the quarter-mile bullring in ASCS competition in 2009 and 2011 and also has a pair of runner-up finishes at the track.

Battling Johnson in 2017 on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit is a talented group of full-time competitors, including eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson along with up-and-coming young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp, as well as rookie contender Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be joined on Saturday, March 4 by the Southern United Sprints, a division of IMCA RaceSaver Sprints.

Tickets for the inaugural “Gator Outlaw Bash,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, March 4, 2017 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023.

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Qualifying Nights For the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

With entries now standing at 106 drivers and teams, the breakdown of who will qualify on which night at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is keenly sought.

While late entries will still be considered, the list of 106 drivers, including 11 Americans, is a relative who’s who of Sprintcar Racing.

Former winners Jamie Veal (2016), Kyle Hirst (USA 2015), Steven Lines (2011-13), Ian Loudoun (2012), Shane Stewart (USA 2010), three time winners Brooke Tatnell (1995, 99 & 2009), Max Dumesny (1992, 94 and 2004) and Kerry Madsen (2005, 07 and 08) will all be looking to add little more silverware to their trophy cabinets!

Add to that list a Posse of America’s finest, with Hirst and Stewart to be joined by Terry McCarl, Greg Hodnett, Brad Sweet, Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, Harli White, Carson Macedo and 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson.

With every State and Territory represented across the weekend, defending Champion Jamie Veal will need to bring his best to Premier Speedway if he is to repeat his heroics of 2016, as James McFadden, Sam Walsh, Robbie Farr, Ian Madsen, David Murcott, Ben Atkinson, Grant Anderson and Co all strive to add their name to the Honour Roll for the first time.

With racing set to kick off on Friday night with Qualifying for the first 53 entrants, followed by eight heat races (TBC) and the all-important C, B and A-Mains, which will in 2017 carry passing points and increased points for the top five finishers, the need to race and racer hard every time a car hits the track will be paramount.

The breakdown of the Qualifying Nights is as follows:

45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Night 1 – Friday January 20, 2017:

A1 Kerry Madsen
ACT2 Ben Atkinson
S2 Craig Vanderstelt
W2 Brooke Tatnell
V3 Ian Loudoun
W3 Steven Lines
T7 Tim Hutchins
V10 Kyle Hirst
T14 Mark House
V14 Chris Rodda
W14 Jason Pryde
S15 Aidan Hall
Q16 Bryan Mann
NQ17 Luke Oldfield
W18 Scott Reilly
NQ21 Jordyn Brazier
USA21 Brian Brown
T22 Callum Zizek
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
V28 Andrew Hughes
V34 Brenten Farrer
N36 Eddie Lumbar
S37 Terry Kelly
V37 Grant Anderson
W44 Ben Ellement
S45 Jake Tranter
V47 Tim Rankin
N48 Jackson Delamont
V48 Adam King
V51 Peter Milnes
N53 Jessie Attard
V57 Matt Dumesny
V60 Jordyn Charge
V61 Robert Nicholas
V70 John Vogels
S71 Sam Putland
S72 Chad Ely
V73 Charles Hunter
Q75 Darren Jensen
W77 Bradley Maiolo
V78 Chris Campbell
Q83 David Murcott
Q84 Steven Greer
V88 Greg Hodnett
ACT89 Braydon Willmington

V89 Jamie Heyen
V90 Corey McCullagh
N92 Sammy Walsh
S96 Brendan Guerin
N99 Carson Macedo
SA99 Brad Sweet

45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Night 2 – Saturday January 21, 2017:

USA00 Cory Eliason
USA1 Dominic Scelzi
V2 Domain Ramsay
S4 Lisa Walker
NQ5 Danny Reidy
V5 Max Dumesny
N7 Toby Bell-Bowen
NQ7 Robbie Farr
N10 Harli White-Hines
W12 Daniel Harding
ACT15 Harley Bishop
N16 Daniel Sayre
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 James McFadden
S19 Brad Keller
S20 Glen Sutherland
ACT21 Shaun Dobson
NT21 Chace Karpenko
V23 Jimmy Gardiner
S24 Ricky Maiolo
W26 Jason Johnson
V29 Terry McCarl
V35 Jamie Veal
Q36 Mitchell Gee
V36 Tim Van Ginneken
N38 Max Johnston
N44 Shane Sheedy
S44 Daniel Evans
V45 Daniel Pestka
N47 Marcus Dumesny
V50 Darren Clarke
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
Q54 Richard Morgan
V55 Ashley Scott
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
Q59 Kevin Titman
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
W66 Ian Madsen
V68 Shane Stewart
N71 Courtney O'Hehir
V72 Jake Smith
V74 Michael Cunningham
N75 Glen Saville
V77 Brayden Parr
N79 Peter Bourke
S81 Luke Dillon
V81 Robbie Paton
V91 Bradley Warren
S97 Matt Egel
W97 Mitchell Wormall
V98 Peter Doukas
W99 Jamie Maiolo

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au
Twitter: @sungoldstadium
Facebook: Premier Speedway
Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

Dan Kapuscinski to Step Down as Full-Time Public Relations Director at Oswego Speedway Beginning in February

OSWEGO, NY (January 10, 2017) – Dan Kapuscinski, Oswego Speedway’s Public Relations Director since December of 2011, will be stepping down from his full-time role at the Steel Palace effective Friday, January 27.

Kapuscinski, 31, who recently celebrated the birth of his family’s first child, Michael Peter on December 6, will be stepping away from the motorsports field full-time to take on a public relations role at an area school district.

“I can’t thank John and Eric Torrese enough, first and foremost for stepping in and purchasing the Speedway at a time when it was most needed,” said Kapuscinski. “Those brothers love the sport and they love the Speedway and I am grateful that they took a chance on me five years ago to come in and help them build a base to get the Speedway back on the map across the country. But, as you grow older and new amazing things happen in your life, your priorities change and as a result I felt the time was right to choose a new full-time path for my career.”

During Kapuscinski’s tenure as Public Relations Director, the Speedway moved full speed ahead into the world of social media marketing, building a premier presence on the web.

From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, with thousands of hardcore followers, Oswego Speedway once again became a regular fix for open-wheel, short track enthusiasts across the country and the world.

“Danny has been integral in getting Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing back into the minds, eyes, and hearts of race fans all across the country,” said Oswego Speedway Co-Owner, John Torrese. “His daily dedication to our sport and our Speedway and his enthusiasm for promoting our drivers, teams, and sponsors will be sorely missed and no doubt helped put Oswego Speedway back on the right track. We of course wish Danny the best in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him at the Speedway when he is able to be here.”

While the Speedway’s online presence made great gains with Kapuscinski on board, it led to other positives for the division and the Speedway as well.

Kapuscinski was able to lead an effort along with Matt Thomas of Thomas Video Productions, to revamp the Speedway’s video editing hardware, re-cabling the entire 5/8 mile in fiber optic HD, which down the road opened the door for national television partnerships with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV.

Since 2014 Oswego Speedway has been featured in nearly two dozen national broadcasts featuring Oswego Supermodifieds, Small Block Supers, ISMA Supermodifieds, Race of Champions Modifieds, and the Super DIRTcar Series, broadcast to countless households around the country.

While Kapuscinski focused primarily on media and public relations his presence in race scheduling grew over the course of his tenure as well.

Along with the reintroduction of the Oswego Supermodified/ISMA Supermodified doubleheader on Memorial Day Weekend, Kapuscinski also worked tirelessly for the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend as well as the shuffling of the Classic schedule which saw the return to the Friday night Party in the Pits and the return of the Pathfinder Bank SBS to Classic Sunday.

Formerly an employee of the World Racing Group in Concord, NC from 2007-2011, Kapuscinski also played a role in setting the initial groundwork that led to Super DIRT Week coming to Oswego in 2016.

Since 2013 Oswego Speedway has ranked in the top five of SPEED SPORT Magazine’s national “My Favorite Track’s” poll and just this year Oswego Speedway was announced as a nominee for Short Track of the Year and Best Short Track/Series Social Media in the annual Speed51.com “51’s” presented by JEGS.

While Kapuscinski spent the majority of his time on Speedway relations, he also volunteered much of his time to the Oswego Kartway with race director Jim Losurdo.

Applying many of the same PR concepts from the Speedway to the Kartway, the Bullring grew from an average of 60 entries in 2012 to now over 100 entries per week along with a stop for the second consecutive year from the New York Dirt Kart Series.

“It’s been an honor working with the entire Speedway family. The last five years have been so much fun,” said Kapuscinski. “I’ve been able to do things and meet people, I never thought possible, and I wish everyone the best. I hope my dad is looking down and is happy with the effort I put forth and now I look forward to bringing my own son through the gates and introducing him to the Home of the Supermodifieds.”

 

 

King Engine Bearings King of Michigan announced for SOD at Hartford Speedway

ERIE, MI (January 10, 2017) - King Engine Bearings has signed on as the title sponsor for the prestigious Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 King of Michigan at Hartford Speedway.

When confirming the partnership, Phillip Data, National Sales Manager for King Engine Bearings, wrote: “We are very excited to partner with the prestigious Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt and the fantastic racing venue at the Hartford Speedway. The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt is truly one of the most exciting race series around and has been one of the premier sprint car racing sanctioning organizations for 38 years. The Hartford Speedway is a top of the line venue and their new track configuration promises to be a real crowd pleaser. The 2017 season looks to be the best yet and we are so excited to be a part of the fast paced action.”

The King of Michigan had long been a SOD tradition as a single race before 2016, but has now been expanded to include all four 2017 SOD races at Hartford Speedway. The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan returns bigger and better with heightened excitement about the newly reconfigured 3/8 mile track and the expanded schedule. The 2017 KoM Champion will be crowned at the series finale on September 1.

The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan will pay a point fund that will award $1,000 to the series champion. In addition, the champion will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2nd.

The King Engine Bearings team are bearing specialists. King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one simple objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace. By specializing in engine bearings, King has built an extensive product offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light duty and heavy duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

For more information about SOD’s newest sponsor partner, go to www.kingbearings.com. Meet Engine Pro at www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Introduces Loyalty Travel Program, Points Fund and Other Financial Bonuses to 410ci Winged Sprint Car Teams in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Jan. 10, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex has created several incentive programs for 410ci winged sprint car teams in 2017.

First, officials at the half-mile oval will offer a loyalty travel bonus, which is calculated on the miles a team will travel to compete as well as the number of events a team has raced in. There are nine 410 sprint car events that qualify (listed at the end of the press release) and mileage will be calculated from the race team's shop during each event.

Teams that travel 500 miles or more will receive $350 per race, 400 to 499 miles ($250 per race), 300 to 399 miles ($200 per race), 200 to 299 miles ($125 per race), 100 to 199 miles ($50 per race) and up to 99 miles ($25 per race). For example, if a team traveled at least 500 miles to all nine 410 events it would garner $3,150 from the loyalty travel program. If a team misses one race it will receive 80 percent of eligible bonus money while two missed races doles out 50 percent of the bonus money. All bonus money will be paid at the 2017 Jackson Motorplex banquet.

There is a limited amount of money in the loyalty travel program so teams need to sign up by Feb. 15 to be eligible. To see the breakdown of the event dates and bonuses, as well as to find a form to fill out, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com/rules .

"We are looking forward to building 410 sprint car racing at Jackson Motorplex and the upper Midwest in 2017 and beyond," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We are very excited to offer a loyalty travel program as well as a points fund and other bonuses in 2017."

Jackson Motorplex will have a points fund of more than $40,000 for eligible 410 winged sprint car teams in 2017. The track champion will receive $10,000 with second place netting $8,000 and third place $5,000. The top 14 eligible teams will make at least $1,000. Teams must compete in at least 75 percent of the 410 winged sprint car races to be eligible.

All 410 winged sprint car shows will pay at least $3,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $600 to start the A Main.

Additionally, DeBerg Concrete has stepped up to create the DeBerg Concrete 410 Challenge in which all regular points shows have added money for passing cars in the A Main. This bonus money will be paid the night of the event.

Any questions should be directed to Johnson at 605-359-4955.

DATE:

410 EVENT:

POINTS:

May 12

Spring Nationals

Full Points

May 26

Danny Williams Memorial

Full Points

June 1-3

AGCO Jackson Nationals

Show-Up Points

June 23

Full Points

June 30

Full Points

July 14

Full Points

July 28

Fair Race

Full Points

Aug. 19

Full Points

Sept. 1-2

Fall Classic

Full Points Each Day

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

October 6th and 7th: Sprint Mania's FALS Classic

Belleville, IL - POWRi and Fairbury American Legion Speedway officials are pleased to release the dates for the inaugural Sprint Mania's FALS Classic on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. In what will feature some of the best action-packed racing for wing and non-wing sprint cars, the famed quarter mile bullring known as FALS will come to life in October for the first time in speedway history.

The weekend will be dual highlighted by the 410 winged sprints which will be sanctioned by MOWA and IRA, while the 410 non-wing sprint cars will be sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series and the Wisconsin WingLESS Series. Open wheel Modifieds will be in action both nights, making three outstanding classes for this inaugural event.

"It has been a vision of ours to build a fun, exciting weekend of racing in the fall once all of our fairground improvements were finished," stated Matt Curl, Promoter of Fairbury American Legion Speedway. "The excitement becomes a reality this year when we get a chance to see 410 winged and 410 non-winged sprints in the same venue for a weekend. The opportunity to work with Kenny Brown and Jason McCord at POWRi, along with Steve Sinclair from the IRA series, and Kenny Dobson from the MOWA series, will ensure this event is very successful and around for many years to come."

Friday, October 6th will pay $2000-to-win for both sprint car divisions, while Saturday, October 7th will feature $4000-to-win sprint car main events. Complete payouts and further event information for the inaugural Sprint Mania's FALS Classic will be released when available.

"POWRi is very excited to work with Matt Curl, Leroy Rodriguez, and the entire Fairbury American Legion Speedway staff to create what will turn into a staple event in sprint car racing," stated Jason McCord, POWRi Director of Competition. "This new event will be a weekend that all sprint and race fans will want to circle on their calendar. Matt and the entire fair board staff care about what the fans want and always make sure the track is in great condition to put on an exciting show. This is going to be a lot of fun for everyone."

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

For further information on Fairbury American Legion Speedway, visit www.fairburyspeedway.com.

 

 

Thomas Jr. Spreads His Wings, Joins Blazin’ Racin’ for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2017) – Kevin Thomas Jr. will drive the Blazin’ Racin’ Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 winged sprint car owned by Todd and Susan LaHaise this season.

The Don Ott-powered Maxim, under the leadership of Team Manager Greg McCormick will be running a mixture of 410 and 360 sprint car events.

“I’m beyond grateful that Todd and Susan are taking this chance on me and believe that I have the talent to succeed in a wing car,” Thomas said. “They had plenty of experienced drivers to choose from and when I got the call I was floored. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am and I’m blessed that Todd, along with Greg, see the potential we have as a team.”

The upcoming season brings new challenges to both driver and team. On the heels of a sensational year, Thomas Jr. will transition from the winningest non-winged sprint car driver in the country to being a winged sprint car rookie.

With a mere 15 winged sprint car races under his belt, Thomas Jr. is thrilled at the chance to make a full-time move to winged cars.

“Having that versatility in a driver like Kevin is what makes our job fun. He’s shown the ability to cross over to winged cars quickly with very limited seat time. His positive and humble attitude is a huge confidence booster for us as preparations are made for the 2017 season,” said McCormick.

The No. 82 team will be tackling more than 80 races and the team is thrilled to be able to put together a more aggressive schedule than in past years with higher quality venues, competitive racing and larger purses.

The No. 82 will compete primarily with the World of Outlaws, ASCS National Tour and All Star Circuit of Champions. The No. 82 will also tackle the prestigious Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, where it was voted “Best Appearing Car” in 2016, while also qualifying for the $150,000-to-win feature.

“Susan and I are excited to enter into our 25th year of sprint car racing with Kevin as our driver,” Todd LaHaise said. “We know Kevin’s passion and determination to compete against the best will transition him into a successful winged sprint car driver. We welcome Kevin and his wife Whitney to our Blazin’ Racin’ Family and look forward to a safe, fun and competitive season.”

The Blazin’ Racin’ team plans to kick off its season with the World of Outlaws at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, in March.

Thomas Jr. is slated to begin the season this week at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in the Amati Racing, Marion Underground Construction No.66. He will qualify for the famed event Tuesday night.

Blazin’ Racin’ would like to thank the following sponsors: Buffalo Wild Wings, Don Ott Engines, Maxim Chassis, CSI Shocks, Vortex Wings, DMI, Rod End Supply, Smith Titanium, KSE Racing Products, and Weld Wheels

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Bell Helmets, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Gridsport, Indy Metal Finishing, High Side Design, and MPI.

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Nemire Plays Hooky to Play in the Dirt at Chili Bowl

Tulsa, OK – January 9, 2017 – Sylvania Northview High School student Austin Nemire won't be in school this week. It's not because he's sick, well at least not yet. He'll be spending the week participating in the largest short track racing event in the country, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, an indoor open wheel midget event held in the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa. Like the other 370 participants and the 6,500 fans that will fill the building over the course of the next five days, Nemire runs the risk of coming home with the dreaded “Chili Bowl flu,” but it's a risk he's willing to take to have a chance to race his way into Saturday night's 55-lap main event.

“You always hear the horror stories of people getting sick after being here for a week,” Nemire said. “It's like a rite of passage. You have a few thousand people indoors watching a hundred guys race each night for a week. The fumes can be pretty bad, but that's a part of it. We've got a really good racecar and we're feeling pretty positive about our chances to run through the alphabet soup on Saturday.”

The race has been held every year since 1987 at the Expo Center, growing steadily from a two-day event with 50-plus entries to a week-long affair with a record 370 entries in 2017. Notable former winners include open wheel legend Sammy Swindell, former NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, and last year's winner Rico Abreu. The venue itself is also a star of the show as it's one of the biggest clear-span structures in the world. The track, a quarter-mile dirt oval is constructed every December on one end of the 448,000 square foot building, surrounded by temporary bleachers. The pit area, including the rigs and trailers of every team entered and a racing trade show, take up the bulk of the square footage at the other end.

Nemire has teamed up with legendary team owner and car builder Bob East for the Chili Bowl. East's cars have carried many notable drivers in the past, including Tony Stewart, Kenny Irwin, Dave Darland, and Bobby East. The No. 4 Klatt Racing/East Enterprises/Beast Ford makes its competitive debut with Nemire at the helm on Wednesday night.

“This is the most intense race of the whole year,” Nemire said. “Every lap matters every time you're on the track. If you have one bad lap in your heat race or your qualifying race on your qualifying night, it could mean the difference between making the A-main that night or not. And that could mean the difference between making it on Saturday or not. The higher we finish on Wednesday, the less stress our day on Saturday will have. The goal is to lock into Saturday's A-main on Wednesday, or at the very least get ourselves into the best possible position we can. We don't want to be back in the J-main on Saturday, that's for sure.”

There was plenty of local help getting the third-generation racer from Sylvania to Tulsa. A lot of friends and family have contributed, including long-time family friends and Joe Yager and Barry Hurt as did Nemire's father Kenny.

“We have a lot of great people helping behind the scenes and the very best in the business working on the racecar,” Nemire said. “There's a lot of friends back at Northview pulling for us too, and we hope to do them proud. It's the hardest race of the year to make, much less to win but we're going to give it everything we have.”

Each of the five days of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will be streamed live online via RacinBoys.com pay-per-view, with the C-mains, B-mains, and A-main on Satrurday night carried live on MavTV and LucasOilRacing.tv. Coverage on qualifying nights, Tuesday through Friday, will begin at 5 pm Eastern, while Saturday night's qualifying features is tentatively scheduled to start at 11 am ET.

 

 

All Star Challenge star studded line up

With USA & Aussie Stars the magnitude of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge grows every year and with added prize money makes the event the richest A Main for 360’s in Australia. The 7th running of this event is a highlight for the season.

Series regulars get to mix it with the best in the world and line up alongside some of their heroes. Terry McCarl is driving for the Hutchins/Tancredi Team. This will be the first outing in Australia for T-Mac and his first trip to the Bungador bullring. McCarl is a past winner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals and regular 360 runner in the States. The team are fielding 2 cars on the night with regular driver Michael Tancredi also in the seat and not missing the opportunity to compete against these names.

Victory Lane Racegear owner Mathew Eastham is renowned for importing top names to drive his house car and this season he has secured the services of Greg Hodnett. Hodnett is also making his first appearance in Australia at Simpson. 41 year old Hodnett has 20+ wins during the 2016 season and will be looking at starting his Australian tour on a high.

25 year old Cory Eliason is the youngest of the American contingent but when it comes to exciting racing he will be one to watch. Eliason has teamed up with Adelaide’s Adam Curry in the USA00.Currie and Eliason have been friends for several years and it was Currie’s ambition to give Eliason a run in Australia. Eliason is a ‘thrill a minute’ racer and used to running short tracks in California. The team ran last weekend at Murray Bridge with good results confidence will be on their side.

“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Farrer, Gates, Lock, Solomon’s, Gartner, Evans, Atkins, Newcombe, Dalitz & Forrell to race with these guys. Possibly a once in a life time experience for them. All of them are capable of winning.” says Mandy Searle.

If you need a sprintcar fix this coming weekend the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge otherwise known as the $10K to win show.

 

 

Scelzi Selected for Origin of Speed Event to Open Three Straight Races at Valvoline Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MURRAY BRIDGE, South Australia, Australia (Jan. 9, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is excited for his biggest Australian test to date when he will compete three straight nights at Valvoline Raceway this weekend.

Scelzi, who is driving for Wormall Motorsport, will be part of Team USA as the bullring in Sydney hosts the Origin of Speed on Thursday. Eight states and territories, including the United States, will battle it out in several main events during the unique event.

Scelzi will return to Valvoline Raceway on Friday and Saturday for the Scott Darley Challenge, which is expected to showcase nearly 100 sprint cars during the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship doubleheader.

"We are very excited to be selected to compete in the Origin of Speed before the Scott Darley Challenge," Scelzi said. "It's going to be a huge weekend. I'm pleased with the speed we've had every race so I can't wait for the opportunities this weekend."

Scelzi made his debut at Murray Bridge Speedway last Saturday with the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. He qualified fourth quickest and was on pace to advance into the dash when disaster struck.

"We started third in the heat race and were up to second on the first lap," he said. "We tracked down the leader and were battling for the lead when the leader broke. Someone was throwing a slide job on me and we had nowhere to go but into the leader. That cut our tire and we ended with a DNF, which sent us to the B Main."

Scelzi lined up on the inside of the third row for the consolation race.

"A car in front of me messed up and I lost a few spots trying to miss him," he said. "The car was an absolute rocket, but we just didn't have luck on our side so it was frustrating result."

Scelzi placed seventh to miss a transfer by only three positions.

"Thanks again to everyone at Wormall Motorsport and my brother, Giovanni," he said. "We have had very fast cars every time out and I can't thank them enough for their hard work."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 7 - Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 4; Heat race #1: DNF (3); B Main: 7 (5).

UP NEXT -

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, Australia

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 - Fowler Packing

Fowler Packing Company was established in 1950 by Sam Parnagian and through the years has grown and expanded under the active management of Sam's four sons and other family members. Today, Fowler Packing is one of the largest shippers in the fresh produce business, handling more than seven million boxes of stone fruit and table grapes, and 15 million boxes of citrus per year. For more information, visithttp://www.FowlerPacking.com.

"Fowler Packing is one of the biggest packing companies for fruits and stuff in the valley," Scelzi said. "They are a very valued sponsor and we appreciate their support."

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

 

 

Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation Produces Unique Chili Bowl Commemorative T-Shirt in Honor of Donnie Ray Crawford

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - This year's finale of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire falls on a challenging day for the racing community.

The marquee midget event, which is held this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, wraps up its 31st edition on the five-year anniversary of the passing of local favorite Donnie Ray Crawford.

In remembering him, the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation has produced a unique commemorative t-shirt as well as hoodies that will be for sale at its booth this week and online at http://www.DonnieRayCrawford.com . Sizes range from child small to adult XXXXL. All proceeds will go toward the non-profit foundation and its efforts to help provide financial assistance to young adults within the racing community who, like Crawford, have a passion for racing and a love of education as well as racer's relief and faith missions.

The Foundation will also sponsor the Chili Bowl Hard Charger Award for the second straight year.

Additionally, the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation wants to remember and pay respect to Chili Bowl co-founder Lanny Edwards, who passed away in 2016.

Crawford and the Chili Bowl are bonded together. Crawford, who was an Oklahoma native, won a Chili Bowl preliminary night in 2011 almost exactly one year to the day before he passed away. When news circulated in 2012 about his passing the Chili Bowl changed the A Main from 50 to 55 laps in honor of Crawford, whose car number was No. 55.

The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation has given out approximately 20 scholarships totaling more than $30,000 since its inception approximately five years ago.

In addition to assisting financial needs for individuals pursuing a post-secondary education, the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation is committed to racer's relief and faith missions. The Foundation has given money to Kevin Swindell and the USAC benevolent fund in honor of Bryan Clauson, it has funded one mission trip and donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Little Light House.

For media members wanting to set up an interview with one of the Crawford's or a Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation board member, please contact Megan Eubanks at 918-697-2081.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DonnieRayCrawford.com

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

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

DONNIE RAY CRAWFORD LEGACY FOUNDATION -

The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation was established in memory of Donnie Ray Crawford, who passed away in January 2012. The non-profit foundation helps provide financial assistance to young adults within the racing community, who, like Donnie Ray, have a passion for racing and a love of education. Donnie Ray put his all into racing, but knew that it may or may not be his career. He came to the realization that his future should be dependent on education rather than racing. Donnie Ray was currently enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to finish the dream of earning his degree in Petroleum Engineering.

The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation has given out approximately 20 scholarships totaling more than $30,000 since its inception approximately five years ago.

In addition to assisting financial needs for individuals pursuing a post-secondary education, the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation is committed to racer's relief and faith missions. The Foundation has given money to Kevin Swindell and the USAC benevolent fund in honor of Bryan Clauson, it has funded one mission trip and donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Little Light House.

ABOUT DONNIE RAY CRAWFORD -

Donnie Ray Crawford was introduced to the sport of racing at a very young age. He was a mere 2-days-old when he attended his first sprint car race in which his father, multi-champion Donnie Crawford, was racing.

Donnie Ray began his racing career at 10-years-old when he competed in mini sprints. Along the way, he participated in a variety of sprint car, midget and mini-sprint competitions. He won numerous point championships and prestigious events such as the Tulsa Shootout, Pete Frazier Memorial, Al Lemmon's Memorial, Oklahoma Nationals. Other accomplishments include ASCS2 wins, SMRS wins with an overall second-place point finish two years in a row, and Rookie of the Year titles, including Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year in 2007 by finishing fifth-place overall. Another accomplishment he was very proud of was his qualifier night victory in the 2011 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals - almost exactly one year before he passed away at only 24-years-old.

Donnie Ray became a true hero in 2008 when he saved the life of then 12-year-old Harli White by pulling her out of a burning race car. This act of heroism was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network as well as ESPN.

 

 

34 Raceway’s Season Awards Banquet honors drivers

Dana Royer -34 Raceway WEST BURLINGTON, IA (1-7-2017) – 34 Raceway held its 2016 Season Awards Banquet in Burlington Saturday night January 7. The evening included a banquet meal, recognition of top ten drivers, sponsors and also included a number of special aware recipients as well. 34 Raceway completed another successful year at the local 3/8 mile track and are looking forward to another great year in 2017 with some familiar and new events coming this year. Drivers that finished in the top ten and were eligible for money and awards were recognized as well as the 2016 track champions. In order to receive recognition and point money each driver had to participate in a minimum of 75% of 34 Raceway’s point events in 2016. In 2016 34 Raceway paid out just over a half of a million dollars to racers during the six month season. In 7 divisions of cars, 50 drivers were eligible to receive money and awards. Over $12,000 was paid out . 2016 Track Champions include Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Il (IMCA Modifieds), Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington (305 Sprints), Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf (IMRA Midgets), Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill (mod lites) and Ron Kibbe, Danville (4 cylinders. This hear 34 Raceway also recognized a two class champion in John Oliver, Jr., Danville, winning the championship in both the IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars. Coming up in 2017 Jeff and Amy Laue, Scott and Lorrie Parish and Tom and Sue Bowling will be in their eleventh year of ownership of 34 Raceway. Although the track continues to be for sale, the owners have yet to find a buyer willing and able to take on the tremendous task of owning and operating a race track. The 2017 season begins on March 18th with the much anticipated and popular Heartland Harley Davidson Car Show There is no need to register, just bring your cars to show off and get your sponsors recognition. The Saturday night of the car show we’ll kick off the season at Roederers Pit Stop in Burlington. Test and Tune will be held on Saturday, March 25th, with the first racing event on Saturday, April 1st. Along with its regular Saturday night weekly program this year will be the return of the 360 Sprint Invaders and for the first time in about 6 years will be the Deery Brothers IMCA Latemodel Series will be back to take on the 3/8 high bank. Also on the schedule is the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints Series, The Slocum 50 Super Latemodel Special, and announcing the Tony Stewart Arctic Cat Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprints.

Awards and Honors presented include: Event of the Year – Slocum 50 (Jessi Mynatt and Brad Stevens). 6 feature wins – Kimberly Abbott. Rookie of the Year and Million Miles Traveled award – Bailey Goldesberry. 7 feature wins – Mike Morrill. Double Class Champion and 6 feature wins – John Oliver, Jr. Keep On Rac’n Award – Larry Miller, Nathan Murders, Brandon Lambert. Young Ones Award – Tanner Gebhardt, Wyatt Wilkerson and Dillon Morley. Havin’ Fun Award – Dean McGee. Rookie Driver award – Austin Bowling. Always Smiling and Body Guard Award – Ray Raker. Hard Luck Award Scott Williams. Compassionate Son & Driver Award – Dugan Thye.

Sponsor Awards went to: Casebine Credit Union, Rick’s Sales, WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking (Ward and Trina), LaVeine Sanitation (Dennis LaVeine), Beckman Towing, United Rentals (Tom Bowling, Jr), Roberts Tire Center (Bill & Ed Roberts), Cellular Connections (Norm Gegner, Positively Racing (Jeff Broeg), Pyramid Graphics (Tom Lathrop) and Outdoor Power (Jeff and Sandy Waterman).

Special Recognition/ Appreciation Awards: Above and Beyond Award – Ward and Trina Gabeline. Appreciation Award – Ron Laue. Commitment and Dedication Award – Nick Parish and Ryan Parrish. Appreciation Award – Retiring after 28 years as track photographer and taking care of press releases – Dana Royer (picgirl34). Appreciation Award – Retiring after 25 years at 34 Raceway, most being in the ticket booth and selling 50/50 tickets – Deanna Connolly. For more information on the upcoming 2017 season go to www.34raceway.com.

 

 

JA Notches First Win in 2017 as he Eyes Third New Zealand Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Seeing his winning streak snapped at Western Springs Speedway to start off 2017, Jonathan Allard returned to his winning ways on January 4th as he won the rain delayed feature event that ran in conjunction with the International Midget Series event.

“Another great week for this race team, but we still have some work to do,” Allard said. “Our biggest weekend of the year is coming up, and we would love nothing more than to keep the right to run the No. 1NZ for another year.”

Bringing in the New Year with a fourth place finish at Western Springs Speedway, the Chico, CA driver would not be held out of victory lane long as he would come back to the speedway on January 3rd looking to return to his winning ways.

With Mother Nature putting the breaks on the show after the second heat race, Allard would lead the charge the following night as he put on a brilliant performance to secure his first win of the 2017 calendar year, and his fifth overall this winter.

Taking the weekend off, Allard and his team have been busy preparing for this weekend’s New Zealand Title that will take place Friday and Saturday night at Ruapuna Speedway.

“This weekend we will do what we can to bring home another NZ Title,” Allard added. “I have only raced at Ruapuna once so there is some unfamiliarity, for sure. We have had a great car thus far, so I have the utmost confidence in my team.”

For those unable to make the trip to the NZ Title this weekend, there is a Pay-Per-View option to stream the marquee event. The Friday night portion will be available for $30 and the finale will stream for $35. This can be purchased at www.racing.org.nz.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Allard will be in action this Friday and Saturday at Ruapuna Speedway for the New Zealand Championship.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.co, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Eliason Ninth in Australian Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: After taking part in the annual Tulsa Shootout to ring in 2017, Cory Eliason departed the prestigious Micro Sprint Event and headed to Australia for the first time in his career and picked up a ninth place finish during his first night of action.

“It was great to get over and get acclimated with Adam Currie’s team,” Eliason said. “We ran Murray Bridge and it was an extremely hot day. We did some good things and we ended up with a ninth place finish.”

Taking to the small confines of Murray Bridge, Eliason would get his Australian campaign kicked off well, as he would time the Awesome Landscape/Maxwill Engines/Total Tools No. 00 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a second place finish in heat race action, the Kingsburg, CA native would successfully secure a spot in the night’s feature event.

Finding himself in the eighth spot to take the green flag, the scorching temperatures would make passing tough, as Eliason would hang in the Top-10 during the duration of the race.

On the extreme short track, Eliason would battle in the eighth spot as traffic would soon come into play for the front-runners. Late in the race, Eliason would get stuck trying to get by a fellow competitor, and it would result in him falling back to the ninth spot with just four laps remaining in the race.

Thinking better of forcing any issues for a spot, Eliason would hang on to the ninth spot as he brought his first night of action to a close.

“It was great to get a night of racing in, and I am looking forward to doing it again this weekend,” Eliason added. “Again, I really am so thankful to Adam Currie for this opportunity, and I hope we can run well while I am here.”

ON TAP: Eliason will be back in action on Saturday night (Friday night in the USA) at Simpson Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Smee Goes From Front To Back To Front To Win Vic Title

Nathan Smee produced a drive for the ages to claim victory in tonight’s 2017 Victorian Speedcar Title having overcome a deflated inside rear tyre prior to the drop of the green flag.

With a stout field in the house the heat racing action was frantic on a racy surface, beneath sunny skies at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Ben Hall in the SA71 entry was the first to make a statement when he made the most of a front row start to win the opening heat from an ominous looking Nathan Smee and Michael Stewart.

Another front row occupant Ashley Booker then claimed heat two, from Luke Ferguson with Travis Mills turning in an eye-catching performance coming from position eight on the grid to third.

The final heat of the opening bracket went to another of the heavy hitters in New South Welshman Troy Jenkins, with Nick Parker claiming second and Anthony Chaffey emulating the feat of Mills in the previous heat in coming from position eight to third.

The second bracket of heats commenced with a win for Mitch Whiting aboard the V17 entry, with Michael Stewart all but locking in a Top-8 Shootout start with a solid second place run with Jenkins doing likewise as he finished third.

Heat 5 for the Speedcars was won by Anthony Chaffey from Andy Pearce and Stuart Ferguson while the sixth and final heat of the night went to Nathan Smee who put on a clinic as he went from position eight at the drop of the green to victory lane come the completion of the ten-lap journey.

Coming home in second was Travis Mills while the V64 of Mark Brown was beginning to find its mojo with a third-place finish.

Troy Jenkins showed he was up for the battle which would lay ahead in the 30-lap Victorian Title decider when he claimed victory in the Gold Shootout, subsequently claiming pole position for the A-Main in the process.

Joining Jenkins on the front row was Ben Hall in the SA71 entry, while fellow Gold Shootout combatants Nathan Smee and Anthony Chaffey did enough to occupy the second row.

The last chance B-Main was punctuated by a nasty roll over involving Ryan McKenna before a lap had been completed.

With four cars to transfer to the back of the A-Main it would be Glen Shaw, Stuart Ferguson, Grant Patton and Joe Lostitch who would make the 20-car field for the A-Main.

With a somewhat drama filled pre-race, which included a four-wide salute and then seemingly cars randomly deciding to cease operation as initially Ben Hall’s car wouldn’t play the game and then Nathan Smee was forced to the infield to change a deflated left rear tyre prior to taking the green flag.

As the field eventually got underway, Hall pulled to the in-field – his night done V6 of Anthony Chaffey and the 4 of Stuart Ferguson were also forced to retire.

The early race was a battle in two with Jenkins (N78) and Stewart (SA9) waging war as they initially checked out on the field., it was only a mere handful of laps into the race, with the leaders running hard that some attention turned to Smee, who having started from the rear of the field was beginning to make some headway.

The free flowing, racy nature of the racing surface provided the perfect platform for Smee to showcase his talents as by the ten lap mark he had already progress to position seven behind Jenkins, Stewart, Mills, Whiting, Mark Brown and Nick Parker.

With the laps continuing to click off, Smee’s charge continued and by lap 20 he was well and truly within striking distance sitting fourth, with Jenkins having led the entire 20 lap journey thus far.

On lap 22 however Smee would pounce with his car seemingly superior to those of any of his competitors, he swept by Stewart to inherit second and then he set his sights on Jenkins with the seemingly inevitable finally happening on lap 23 when Smee not only took the race lead but made the race his own!

Not even a race stoppage with five laps left to run could curtail his dominant effort as he greeted the chequered flag in what was a win for the ages.

Nathan Smee had been crowned the Victorian Speedcar Champion winning from Travis Mills whose last lap pass on Jenkins was enough to secure the runners up spot, while Stewart who had been stout all night long wads third.

Finishing fourth was Whiting followed by Jenkins in fifth while sixth through tenth was filled by Kaidon Brown, Paul Farrell, Mark Harrington, Justin McMinn and Grant Patton.

Rounding out the finishers were Joe Lostitch and Glen Shaw.

In the Wingless Sprints as a part of their AWSR Victoria Super Series Luke Weel seemingly did as he pleased aboard the V28 entry as he took out an entertaining 25 lap final to complete the nights racing. Weel was too strong for all comers, despite the best efforts of Sam Wren (V19), who chased Weel all the way to the finish line and eventual third place finisher Rhys Baxter who again found Premier Speedway to his liking with another podium result.

In the Formula 500’s Liam Williams capped off what was successful week for the reigning Australian Champion when he claimed victory by leading every lap of the 20-lap journey.

Allansford young gun Jack Bell re-acquainted himself with the podium by finishing second to Williams while rounding out the top three was the recently de-throned Victorian Champion James Aranyosi.

 

 

Swindell Focused on Recording Sixth Chili Bowl Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is out for vengeance at this year's 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Swindell has won the most events - five - and has earned the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions wins - four - during the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. However, he is looking to erase the sour memories from last year's event when he returns to the bullring this Tuesday for the Race of Champions before his preliminary night on Wednesday.

"It was disappointing last year," he said. "I got beat up a lot. We tore up a lot of stuff that normally doesn't happen. I felt like we had a good car, good enough to race and win; just the circumstances of being in the wrong place got us last year more than anything else."

Swindell is optimistic about his chances to claim his sixth title in a race car he only gets to drive once a year.

"Every time I've been in one I've been competitive," he said. "Not doing it a lot says something too I guess. Most of the time it's been a little bit of fun and something different. When you get to do something different, once a year, it has a little more fun to it."

Swindell was victorious at the prestigious event in 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2009.

"We built a new car for this year, but it's not much different," he said. "We wanted to improve on what's been working; things you learn from one year to the next. The dirt there changes and the way they do the track changes so we've had to do a few things over the years to be good."

Regardless of the result, Swindell said he enjoys the action, pressure and atmosphere of the event.

"All the different people that are there and people you don't race with but that one time a year, you roll it all together and it makes it special," he said. "It's fun to see some people we only get to see there each year. Hopefully this year we will get back to Victory Lane."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank W&B Service Company, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Racing Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Acme Graphix & Design, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Full of Confidence Entering Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. is as ready as he has ever been entering the famed 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Bruce Jr., who will drive for Team Eights for the third straight year at the marquee midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this Tuesday through Saturday, is coming off his career-best midget result during his most recent race.

Bruce Jr. earned a sixth-place result in December during the USAC Midget Racing Series Junior Knepper 55 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill.

"I feel like we've made leaps and bounds," he said. "Our vision at the beginning was nothing is built overnight. Our biggest problem is we only get to race two times out of the year. It took us a while to work out the bugs. Everything is coming into place. Our goal was to build a professional team, do everything right and eventually become competitive. I feel like we're where we need to be."

Bruce Jr. produced his best performance at the Chili Bowl last year when he placed 12th during his preliminary night before finishing 13 th in a B Main on the final night.

"I'm looking forward to getting there, unloading and having a lot of fun," he said. "I'm not too excited or over anxious about the performance side of it. The Chili Bowl requires so much luck and anything can happen.

"We want to make the A Main on the prelim night. That's the immediate goal. The week-long goal is to make the show on Saturday. It's one step at a time; make sure you get through your qualifying night and go from there."

Tuesday is the preliminary night for Bruce Jr., who won the B Main before advancing from 18th to 12th during his preliminary event last year. There are currently a record 375 entries signed up for the Chili Bowl.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Nominated for Short Track of the Year, Best Social Media in annual Speed51.com ‘51’s’

OSWEGO, NY (January 9, 2017) – Each year motorsports news affiliate Speed51.com conducts their annual vote for short track racing’s best of, known as “The 51’s”, presented by JEGS. The 2016 edition of “The 51’s” sees Oswego Speedway nominated in two headline categories, first for Short Track of the Year as well as Best Short Track/Series Social Media.

Oswego Speedway, which hosted Budweiser International Classic Weekend, the Race of Champions, as well as NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in 2016 all within a months period, took on the tall task of converting to a dirt racing facility for the first time since the early 1950’s.

These successful special events, coupled with the Speedway’s dynamic weekly schedule including the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, have put Oswego in special company under the Short Track of the Year category.

Joining as one of 20 nominees including the likes of Eldora Speedway, Five Flags Speedway, Thompson Motorsports Park, and Williams Grove Speedway, Oswego Speedway has no doubt rekindled its flame of interest across the country since co-owners John and Eric Torrese took ownership of the Steel Palace in 2011.

A rise in the popularity of Oswego Speedway’s social media accounts has assisted in Speedway news traveling the country and as a result Oswego is one of 20 tracks and series nominated for their social media efforts.

Oswego joins, among others, the Short Track Super Series, Stafford Motor Speedway, the Super DIRTcar Series, USAC, and the World of Outlaws as organizations up for the award of Best Social Media.

To vote for Oswego Speedway in these categories fans can make their way to www.speed51.com once a day and submit one ballot per day, per e-mail account. Voting will end on January 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winners of this year’s “51’s” will be revealed on February 7 and February 8.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

2017 67th annual TENTATIVE OSWEGO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to Change)

Saturday, May 6 – Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 13 – 67th Season Opener: RoC Richie Evans Memorial Modified (61), Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Kick-Off (30)

Friday, May 26 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 27 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’: ‘Jim Shampine Memorial’ Novelis Supermodified (75), ‘Jack Murphy Memorial’ King of Wings IX ISMA Super (50), ‘Tony White Memorial’ Pathfinder Bank SBS (35)

Sunday, May 28 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’: Rain Date

Saturday, June 3 – Rain Date for May Events

Saturday, June 10 – Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s: Novelis Supermodified Twins (35), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

Saturday, July 1 – ‘Independence Weekend Grand Prix’: Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix (35) - FIREWORKS

Friday, July 7 – RoC Weekend Open Practice

Saturday, July 8 – 67th annual Race of Champions: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS – Other division(s) TBA

Sunday, July 9 – RoC Weekend: Rain Date

Saturday, July 15 – Summer Championship: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – DEMOLITION DERBY

Saturday, July 22 - $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75), $1,500 Mr. Pathfinder SBS (35)

Saturday, August 5 – Reunion Weekend – Super Semi-Finals: Novelis Supermodified (45), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) - Oswego Speedway Old Timer's Reunion

Saturday, August 12 – Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s: Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20), Novelis Supermodified (50)

Saturday, August 19 – Track Championship Night: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) - $5 ADMISSION – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

CLASSIC WEEKEND

Thursday, August 31 – 11th annual Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, September 1 – ‘FAST FRIDAY’: Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Time Trials, Pathfinder Bank SBS Heat Races, ‘PARTY in the PITS’

Saturday, September 2 – ‘SUPER SATURDAY’: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals 60

Sunday, September 3 – ‘CLASSIC SUNDAY’: Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS

Monday, September 4 – Weekend Rain Date

 

 

Herrera Tackling Chili Bowl Nationals as Driver and Car Owner

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Johnny Herrera is aiming to make his first-ever A Main during the Chili Bowl Nationals finale.

Herrera will pilot a midget for Roger and Lara Miller at the premier midget event, which is hosted inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday through Saturday. Herrera kicks off the 31st edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire with his preliminary night on Wednesday.

"I've driven for them off and on since about 2010 or 2011," he said. "It's an event and a good time. You still want to do well of course, but that's the competitive nature of everyone who races. At the same time it's to have a little fun."

Herrera said his best Chili Bowl performance was advancing into a B Main during the finale and he is hoping to top that performance this year.

"I believe the best I've got is the B Main," he said. "I've been all over the map in the C Mains and D Mains. A couple of years ago was my best shot and then we had an engine failure. We lost oil pressure and hurt a motor like two laps in.

"My goal is to get some good practice on Monday and to get a decent draw on my preliminary night. Then at least get in the A Main on our preliminary night and see where things shake out. In the Chili Bowl anything can happen."

Herrera will also be a car owner for the first time at the Chili Bowl. He has partnered with John Stroud to put together a car for Bricen James out of Oregon to drive. James, whose Chili Bowl preliminary night is Thursday, finished 16th in December during the Junior Knepper 55 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill.

"In Du Quoin he had a fairly decent run," Herrera said. "He made the main event in his first time in a midget. I thought he did a good job for never being in a midget. We're looking forward to the Chili Bowl after he's got some laps under his belt."

Herrera said he would also like to thank his sponsors along with Bevins, Smith Titanium and KW Motorsports for contributing to his racing program at the Chili Bowl.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Competition Suspension Inc.

Competition Suspension Inc., which is located in Brownsburg, Ind., has spent many years developing valving combinations to improve the overall performance of race cars. The company has knowledge in many different disciplines of racing. For more information, visit http://www.CSIShocks.com.

"I think I've been with CSI since Garrett Andrews started the company," he said. "They are very knowledgeable and professional and do a great job."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, 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 and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Venturing to 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Seth Bergman is heading to the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire this week.

"We didn't think we were going to run the Chili Bowl this year, but it all came together at the last minute," he said. "I'm excited to get back there. I haven't been able to run a midget very often, but I feel like we're getting better and I'm getting more comfortable each time we've hit the track the last couple of years."

Bergman, who is driving for A.J. Felker Racing for the third straight year, will compete inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday during his preliminary night before the event concludes on Saturday.

Bergman won a heat race, placed sixth in a qualifier and ended fourth in a B Main to transfer into his preliminary night A Main last year. He picked up a handful of positions to post a 20th-place result. That relegated him to a D Main in the finale. Bergman was in contention to transfer to a C Main before a mechanical problem on the last lap resulted in a DNF.

He placed second in a heat race and won a qualifier before finishing ninth in the preliminary A Main in 2015. His event ended with a DNF in a B Main during the final night.

"The Chili Bowl takes a lot of luck, but you also have to be on point as a driver and have your car set up well," he said. "We've had strong moments each of the last two years and hopefully this year we'll string together a strong prelim night from start to finish to set ourselves up to make Saturday's A Main.

"I want to thank A.J. and his team for the opportunity. This is a fun event and I'm really looking forward to it."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

RPM Act Gets a Fast Start in 2017 --Bill to Protect Motorsports Reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives--

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2017) – SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today praised U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and his colleagues for reintroducing H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act). The bipartisan bill, which was submitted for reintroduction on the first day of the new Congress, protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.

The RPM Act is cosponsored by 44 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill ensures that transforming motor vehicles into racecars used exclusively in competition does not violate the Clean Air Act. For nearly 50 years, the practice was unquestioned until the EPA published proposed regulations in 2015 that deemed such conversions illegal and subject to severe penalties. While the EPA withdrew the problematic language from the final rule making last year, the agency still maintains the practice is unlawful.

“SEMA looks forward to working with Congress to enact the RPM Act and make permanent the Clean Air Act’s original intention that race vehicle conversions are legal,” said SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting. “We thank Representative McHenry and all the cosponsors for reintroducing a bill that will protect businesses that produce, install and sell the parts that enable racers to compete."

When the RPM Act was first introduced in 2016, racing enthusiasts and Americans working in the motorsports parts industry flooded Congress with nearly 200,000 letters in support of the bill. More than one-fourth of the U.S. House of Representatives joined as bill cosponsors as a result. However, the shortened election year schedule did not permit sufficient time for passage of the bill by the previous Congress.

"Last year I was proud to lead the fight against the misguided EPA regulation targeting racing, but our work is not done,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry. “In the coming months, I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the new Administration to ensure the RPM Act becomes law."

Motorsports competition involves tens of thousands of participants and vehicle owners each year, both amateur and professional. Retail sales of racing products make up a $1.4 billion market annually. There are an estimated 1,300 racetracks operating across the U.S., including oval, road, track and off-road racetracks, the majority of which feature converted race vehicles that the EPA now considers to be illegal.

“Upon introduction of the Senate version of the RPM Act, we will call on racing enthusiasts throughout the U.S. to contact their members of Congress to request support for the bill,” Kersting added. “Stay tuned for updates on how you can get involved!”

About SEMA SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $39.2 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,633 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

 

 

Baughman Set for Third Chili Bowl Nationals Start This Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Josh Baughman recently found a ride for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Baughman will pilot the No. 3j owned by Jim Neuman as he tackles the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center for the third time. Baughman's preliminary night is slated for Thursday followed by the finale on Saturday.

"I wasn't going to do it and he messaged me asking if I'd be interesting," he said. "He caught me at the right time. I've been out of the car since October so I'm ready to race.

"The Chili Bowl is hard. It's a tough deal. You have to have a lot of luck on your side. For a winged guy going into a non-wing deal it's a tough transition."

Baughman improved his results during preliminary and finale action from his first to second Chili Bowl start and he's eager to show similar improvement this year.

"I've only been in a midget four or five times so it's a tough task," he said. "To make Saturday night's show, like a C Main, B Main or the A Main, would be a plus and not be in an early race come Saturday morning. It's so hard to do and you have to have everything go your way."

Baughman is coming off his career-best season when he picked up his first-ever 410ci winged sprint car win and his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory.

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board again in 2016," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the Winner's Circle with me a lot this year."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, EE Systems, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Smith Lands Chili Bowl Ride With NASCAR's Alex Bowman Thanks to Friendship

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Sprint car driver Ryan Smith has developed a deep friendship with fellow driver and car builder Ryan Linder.

While thousands of miles separate the two - Smith lives in Pennsylvania and Linder in Arizona - the pair have a bond like brothers. That friendship has opened the door for Smith to compete once again in midget racing's biggest event - the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

While racing a winged sprint car for Linder in Arizona this past fall, Smith was introduced to Mickey Meyers, who is the crew chief on the midget team owned by NASCAR driver Alex Bowman.

"Ryan made this happen," Smith said. "He's friends with Mickey and introduced us and we started taking and the next thing I knew I had a ride for the Chili Bowl. Ryan is a hell of a fabricator. He's a good guy and has become a very close friend."

This will mark the fourth Chili Bowl Nationals for Smith and his first since 2013.

"I had some very good rides at the Chili Bowl with Steve Buckwalter and with the Heffner No. 27," he said. "My second year we missed the transfer spot into Saturday's A Main by one spot. Last time I was at the Chili Bowl I was the first guy on his lid. Some cars checked up in warm-ups and BAM, I'm upside down. After that we struggled the rest of the week."

Smith said he, Bowman and Meyers have clicked right away.

"Alex is a great guy," Smith said. "He eats, sleeps and breathes racing like I do. He's committed to this deal one thousand percent. Me and Alex and Mickey gelled right away. We are focused on putting this hot rod in the A Main on Saturday."

Smith, who is one of a record 375 entrants in the event, will qualify Thursday night aboard the Bowman No. 55x Stewart Chassis with Esslinger power.

"Making the A Main on Saturday is the goal," Smith said. "Alex has the equipment and I have the experience to do it. We just need some luck, to stay out of trouble and keep the wheels under the thing and I need to do my job.

"I can't thank Alex enough for the opportunity and for Ryan for hooking me up. I plan to go to Ryan's after the Chili Bowl and help him get ready for the 2017 season."

Smith also wants to thank the sponsors on the No. 55x midget - Knuppenstein Speed Lab, CnB Chubby, U.S. Autocure and Toy State.

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

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

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CnB Chubby

"Chubby helps a lot of racers out," Smith said. "You can't find a person more dedicated to this sport."

Smith would also like to thank G.L.T. Electrical, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Prepared for Week-Long Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Coverage

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Only one day remains before a record number of entrants tackle the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Approximately 375 entries have been filed for the premier midget event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, enhanced graphics, replays and more, during each preliminary night and through the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Also, RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will present the post-race press conferences live every night plus the preview press conference next Monday free of charge. Viewers just need to log in to the RacinBoys website to view.

A special price for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day.

To purchase, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Drivers are divided into four preliminary nights - Tuesday through Friday - and will open the action by drawing a pill to determine the heat race lineups. Passing and finishing points are calculated in the heats with the top 40 drivers advancing into qualifiers. Combined points are tallied with the top 16 locking into the A Main. The top-three finishers in each preliminary night A Main are locked into Saturday's 55-lap main event.

Scott Traylor anchors the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl coverage with Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers among the RacinBoys voices. Scotty Cook will conduct driver interviews from the pits and Victory lane throughout the week.

Nationally known motor sports writer Reid Spencer will provide exclusive content daily during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the RacinBoys website.

RacinBoys live coverage of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.TV, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Gary's Speed Shop, Northwest Focus Midget Series, Hyper Racing, McCarthy Auto Group, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps.

Thanks to Jeff Bowen of Blue Sky Productions for contributions to RBN's live coverage of both Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 350 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.


 

 

FIVE MULTI-TIME NOMINEES AMONG SIX FOR 41ST ARPY

(Merrill, WI--January 9, 2017) Five of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are multi-time nominees. The nominees’ experience ranges from three years to 20 or more years years and among them are promoters of four paved, and two dirt ovals. Three are affiliated with NASCAR, one with IMCA, one with USRA, and one operates independently.

The nominees are: Region One, Eastern Region: Josh Vanada, Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region: Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Dan and Scott Ratajczak, and Toby Kruse, 141 (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Doug & Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. Vanada received his first nomination, the Ratajczaks and Kruse, their second, Robinson, his fourth, and The Hobbs, their third. Kruse was nominated previously for his operation at Marshalltown (IA) Speedway.

Gray Garrison and the Hawkins Family, Bowman Gray (NC) Stadium received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012; Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, 2013, and Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo Speedway, 2014.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The award is for the 27th year sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach readers of Racing Promotion Monthly via the U.S. Postal Service. The Forty-First Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 44th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 20, 2017.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, and the Workshops, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced with additional support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil, Simes Graphic Designs, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, FuelTix, and MyRacePass. The Speedweek Workshop is the 114th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 900 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. More information is available from RacingPromotionMonthly.Com or by phone at 715-536-1067.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP returns to,,Manistee County Fairgrounds Speedway

ERIE, MI (January 9, 2017) – On Friday, August 4th, for the first time since July 18, 1999, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan.

Since SOD’s last race at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, auto racing at the Northern Michigan ½ mile oval has been off and on, but a recently renewed interest in bringing auto racing back to the fairgrounds has resulted in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP beyond limits sprint cars returning to the speedway during the community’s 2017 Onekama Days.

Onekama Days include a wide range of activities on the first full weekend of August, most of them occurring at the Manistee County Fairgrounds. Among them are arts & crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids’ activities, dances, Friday night fireworks and a Sunday parade. Learn more about all Onekama Days activities at www.visitmanisteecounty.com/local-events/onekama-days.

The Manistee County Fairgrounds challenges racers with its large, d-shaped, almost circular track, unlike most configurations competitors are used to racing on. Get up-to-date info about the Manistee County Fairgrounds at www.manisteecountyfair.org/ .

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, and KSE Racing Products. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

CORY TURNER MOTORSPORTS: CHILI BOWL BEGINNER

by Tommy Goudge (January 8, 2017) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Cory Turner's 2016 season is in the rear-view mirror, and he's set to make his debut in both a Midget car and the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cory will drive the #9c prepared by Sean Dodenhoff Motorsports indoors at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. The 31st annual edition of the Chili Bowl has drawn a record 363 entries and counting. Cory will have a tall order in front of him when he gets on track for his qualifying night on Wednesday, January 11.

"I have never even driven a Midget," noted Cory. "I don't have any expectations, but I am really looking forward to taking part in one of the largest races in North America! I have teamed up with a very knowledgeable team out of California, so they will be crewing the car and providing set up advice."

While nothing can prepare a driver for his or her first Chili Bowl, Cory did gain some valuable experience in a variety of new situations during the 2016 season. Following two seasons in his own 360 Sprint Car, Cory joined forces with the Hill's Racing Team for his third year. The opportunity allowed Cory to race at quite a few new venues, including many on the other side of the border.

"The biggest thing I learned from the traveling we did this season was how you prepare for not racing the same 4 or 5 tracks all the time," Cory observed. "I usually try to compare a new track to somewhere I have been in the past, and think about what worked and what didn't work at that specific track.

"We had a lot of fun traveling this year and we plan to do much of the same (in 2017). The traveling definitely helped us when we got back to our home tracks. In upstate New York, the tracks are generally very slick which helped us at home at both Merrittville and Ohsweken, as we don't normally see overly slick surfaces there for much of the year."

Cory will be back with the Hill's team for 2017, and has plans to chase the Ohsweken Speedway championship, along with as many Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, National Racing Alliance, United Racing Club, and ASCS National Tour events as time permits.

"We had a very strong finish to our season last year on the track and our team has had a great off season so far," Cory said. "We are a lot further ahead this year compared to last year at the same time. We will be having our Hill's Racing ride on display in the Ohsweken Speedway booth in March at Motorama, where we will be displaying some new and many returning marketing partners!"

LINKS
Website: www.CoryTurnerMotorsports.com
Twitter: @CTMotorsports_
Facebook: search "Cory Turner Motorsports"

MAILING LIST
Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Turner" in the subject line to get on the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list.

CORY'S CREW
Cory would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser's Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan's Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

STEVE 'HIGH' LINES IT TO $10,000 VICTORY

official release: Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway January 9, 2017

Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines tuned up for the big races ahead with a stunning victory last night in the Murray Bridge Toyota USC SA International Sprintcar event at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway.

After starting from position 5 Lines was the first driver to find the high side of the track to his liking as he executed a series of stunning manoeuvres to charge to the front of the field and despite losing his brakes during the lap 19 red light for Robbie Farr he held on to defeat an impressive Brad Keller and Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson.

After winning his heat race and then the top 8 dash Robbie Farr was on track to keep his Murray Bridge undefeated season on track as he led the field away for the 30-lap final.

But as the green flag fell fellow front row runner Matthew Dumesny, who had lost his transporter in a fire on the way to the track, had other ideas as he led the opening stanza of the race and a fairy tale result looked on the cards. But Steven Lines had other ideas as he swept past the leader on lap 17 as the pair negotiated lapped traffic.

Only laps earlier Lines had also rounded Brad Keller and Robbie Farr with similar moves on the top of the track.

Shortly after Lines wrestled the lead away from Dumesny Robbie Farr also slipped by Dumesny to take over second but it was short lived as Farr got tangled up with the lapped car of Hayden Pitt rolling in turn two.

With 11 laps remaining the restart order was Lines, Keller, Dumesny, Johnson, Aidan Hall, Luke Dillon, American Corey Eliason and Ryan Jones. It was at this point that Lines realised that he had no brakes in the Hall Haulage supported #3.

But it didn’t show as he paced the field the chequered flag with Keller finding the podium for the second time in a week ahead of Johnson and a determined Matthew Dumesny.

Luke Dillon completed the top five ahead of Ryan Jones who stormed home to finish sixth with Matt Egel, Aidan Hall, Corey Eliason and Marcus Dumesny rounding out the 10.

Daniel Pestka was the next across the line with 21-year-old American Harli White Hines finishing 12th in her first Australian A-Main appearance.

Brian Brown was the last driver on the lead lap with Hayden Pitt, Brendan Quinn, Tim Hutchins and Mark Caruso the only other finishers.

Earlier in the night the four heat winners were Farr, Keller, Brad Sweet and Matthew Dumesny while Farr won the dash and Mark Caruso was victorious in the last chance qualifier.

Unfortunately two of the six American drivers on hand had a tough outing at “The Bridge” with Brad Sweet damaging his power plant early in the A-Main while running in the top three while Californian Dominic Scelzi had a South Australian debut to forget after he was set to transfer into the dash from his heat but he was an innocent victim in an race ending accident after race leader Shannon Barry slowed in turn four with a fuel pump issue leaving Dominic nowhere to go.

The impact cut his right rear tyre sending him into the B-Main where he missed a transfer by three spots.

The next meeting on the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway schedule is Saturday February 4 with the running of round 12 of World Series Sprintcars incorporating round 6 of USC SA.

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USC-SA Rd 7 Saturday, March 11, 2017Murray Bridge SpeedwayRoss Wright Memorial/USC Chase Rd 1 / USC-SA Rd 8

 

 

2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Schedule Released

Belleville, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series kicks off the 2017 season with a 29 event schedule, starting at the fifth annual Turnpike Challenge on March 24th and 25th at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, co-sanctioning with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

2017 will continue to feature the thrilling events the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series has become known for, including three appearances at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, with the first on April 22nd. The Iron Man Weekend on August 4th and 5th will continue to feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, co-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series. All three events will host POWRi alongside the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.

New for 2017, POWRi will visit Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois on Thursday, April 27th in the event dubbed Throwback Thursday. Route 66 Raceway shares the same hallowed ground as the famed Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Dragstrip.

One of the many doubleheader weekends POWRi has become known for, the month of May will again kick off with the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals weekend at Valley Speedway on May 5th and round out the weekend with the annual appearance at the title-sponsor owned Lucas Oil Speedway, labeled the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," on May 6th. The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals will be tri-sanctioned, alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series, and the newly formed POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midget Series.

Instead of the solo swing out West for the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, the National Midgets will follow up the first weekend in May with a grand finale at Valley Speedway on July 14th and 15th for the first annual Thunder in the Valley. Thunder in the Valley will also be tri-sanctioned.

For the sixth year, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will again host Illinois SPEED Week, with four nights of racing. Fairbury American Legion Speedway will anchor the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week on Thursday, June 1st. The series will then head to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 2nd before Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd. Illinois SPEED Week will then conclude on Sunday, June 4th at Lincoln Speedway.

After Illinois SPEED Week, racing will resume at Belle-Clair Speedway for the doubleheader Belle-Vegas Bash and Arnie Knepper Memorial on June 30th and July 1st. In addition to the Knepper Memorial, three other events will honor those who have contributed to the rich history of midget racing, including the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on August 19th, as well as the Charlene Meents Memorial presented by Priority Aviation on September 29th and 30th at Belle-Clair Speedway.

Also on the docket for 2017, the 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway will take place on July 9th. Other standout events include the annual appearance at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on May 20th and the Southern Illinois Shootout on September 16th, the first showing of sanctioned midget racing on the high-banked Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Illinois.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will again end their 2017 tour at the fifth annual Jason Leffler Memorial on October 20th at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. The fifth annual Jason Leffler Memorial continues to feature midget racing's largest payday, while honoring the late Jason Leffler and benefiting his son, Charlie Dean.

A printable schedule can be found under the "Schedule" tab for each division. For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Fri, March 24* Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge
Sat, March 25* Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge
Fri, April 21 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, April 22 I-55 Raceway - With the World of Outlaws
Thu, April 27 Route 66 - Throwback Thursday
Fri, May 5*+ Valley Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 6*+ Lucas Oil Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Fri, May 12 Jacksonville Speedway - Midwest Season Opener
Sat, May 13 Macon Speedway - Midwest Season Opener
Sat, May 20 Fayette County Speedway
Thu, June 1 Fairbury Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 2 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 3 Macon Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sun, June 4 Lincoln Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 30 Belle-Clair Speedway- Belle Vegas BASH
Sat, July 1 Belle-Clair Speedway - Knepper Memorial
Sun, July 9 Angell Park Speedway - Pepsi Nationals
Fri, July 14*+ Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Sat, July 15*+ Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Fri, Aug 4 * I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 5 * I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 19 Macon Speedway - Camfield Memorial
Fri, Sept 8 Jacksonville Speedway - Herb Barlow Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 Spoon River Speedway - Tom Knowles Memorial
Sat, Sept 16 Southern Illinois Raceway - Southern Illinois Shootout
Fri, Sept 29 Belle-Clair Speedway - Meents Memorial
Sat, Sept 30 Belle-Clair Speedway - Meents Memorial
Sat, Oct 14 Jacksonville Speedway
Fri, Oct 20 # Wayne County Speedway - Jason Leffler Memorial

Co-Sanction - *POWRi West, +Allstars, # USAC

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 55TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF AUTO RACING ENTERTAINMENT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 7, 2017 . . . Kicking off the 55th consecutive season of auto racing entertainment at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway will be the first of several doubleheaders featuring the Outlaw Enduro competition and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers on Sunday, March 18th.

Then on Saturday, March 25th the annual Free to the Public Practice Session will feature a variety of classes of auto racing with many using the afternoon as a final test and tune session before their season officially gets underway. The practice sessions will kick off at noon.

The practice day is a great opportunity for fans having or planning to have season passes to pick out their reserved seat for the season. Season passes covering all Saturday events from April through September, are priced at $350. A check payable to Grandview Speedway in an amount covering the cost of all passes being ordered can be sent to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope to speed up the return of the passes. And season passes will be available on practice day.

NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing will be the main attraction on Saturday nights throughout the season and will feature T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman.

The season opener for the NASCAR racers will be Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m.

Admission prices will remain the same as last year with adults paying $15 for a regular Saturday night tripleheader.

Topping the season schedule will be the $25,000 to win Freedom 76 Modified Classic set for Saturday, September 16th with a rain date of September 23.

The first Bruce Rogers/Bob Miller promoted Thunder on the Hill show, one of several planned for the season, will take place on May 28th and will feature 358/Big Block Modifieds (40 laps), Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Series Sprints.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful dirt short track operations in the nation. The one-third-mile, banked clay oval is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Businesses seeking information on how they can benefit from marketing in motorsports, reaching the thousands of people who visit the track each year, can contact Ernie Saxton at ESC, Inc., 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com. A color brochure outlining all marketing opportunities is available.

2017 GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE (as of 12/27/2016)

Presenting Our 55th Consecutive Season!

This schedule is subject to change without notice. For information on events, weather, etc. Call 610-754-7688 or check out the website at WWW.GrandviewSpeedway.com A NASCAR license is required for all those entering the pits for Saturday night race events.

Saturday, March 18 ENDURO & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers, 1 p.m. (Rain Date March 19, 1 p.m.)

Saturday, March 25 FREE to the Public Practice Session 12 Noon

Saturday, April 1 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, April 8 T.P.Trailers Modifieds 35 laps, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Sunday, April 9 Enduro & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 15 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, April 22 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models & Blast from the Past 7 PM

Saturday, April 29 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, May 6 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 7 Enduro & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 13 T.P. Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 20 T.P. Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 27 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 28 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES TRAFFIC JAM for 358/Big Block Modifieds (NASCAR points) 40 laps, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Series (MASS) Sprints 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 3 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman 40 laps & Late Models 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 4 Enduro & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Jesse Hockett Classic United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Wing Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds (NASCAR Points awarded) 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 17 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman 40 laps & Late Models

Saturday, June 24 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints, Blast from the Past Vintage Racers, 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 1 T.P.Trailer Modifieds, Sportsman, & Late Models Firecracker 40 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 pm

PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series & 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points)*

Saturday, July 8 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 15 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 22 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers, 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 29 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 5 FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL For Modifieds (50 LAPS), Sportsman, Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 12 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM (Forrest Rogers Rain Date)

Thursday, August 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- ALL STARS 410 SPRINTS THUNDER CUP and Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 19 T.P.Trailers Modfieds, Sportsman, Late Models, Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 26 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models (30 LAPS) 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 2 T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models, Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 9 Champion’s Night, T.P.Trailers Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models, 7:30 PM

Friday, September 15 Sportsman 38 laps, MASS Sprints & Modified Practice 7 PM

Saturday, September 16 47th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic $25,000 to win + Cash Dash 7PM

Saturday, September 23 Freedom 76 Rain Date 7 PM

Saturday, September 30 Enduro & Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 12 noon

Saturday, October 14 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party ,3rd Annual MODS at the MADHOUSE 358/Big Block Modifieds 40 laps, Sportsman and MASS Sprints 6PM

Saturday, October 21 Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers 12 noon

Sunday, November 5 Fall Racer’s Flea Market Starting at 7 AM

 

 

Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash announced for SOD at Butler Speedway

ERIE, MI (January 7, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP proudly announces that Driven Racing Oil has partnered with SOD to present the Battlegrounds Bash for the three 2017 SOD races at Butler Speedway.

Butler Speedway is the birthplace of sprint car racing in Michigan. Sprints On Dirt, leads all regional sprint car racing sanctioning bodies as the most progressive, innovative body in the nation. The partnership of these two leaders presents racers and fans alike a great opportunity to be part of a new, exciting mini-series.

Now, another leader, Driven Racing Oil, has joined the partnership. Driven Racing Oil shares the same leadership spirit in the highly competitive field of racing lubricants. No oil is tested in competition like Driven Racing Oil, and no oil that you can buy has proven itself in Victory Lane like Driven Racing Oil. That’s a track record of a leader that you can believe in.

Driven Racing Oil ‘s Scott Diehl stated: “We are really excited to partner with SOD and Engine Pro with the Battlegrounds Bash as we really appreciate the opportunity to support Sprint Car racing and their engine builders as we continue to grow our business. We look forward to fostering these relationships to mutually benefit the racers along and the other fine companies involved with Sprints On Dirt.”

The first race of the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash will be on Saturday, June 17, the first Michigan International Speedway 2017 NASCAR weekend; the second race will be on Saturday, July 22, the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend; and the Battleground Bash Championship will be on Saturday, August 12, the MIS final NASCAR weekend.

The series will pay a five-place point fund for the three races, and the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash champion will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2.

Get to know Driven Racing Oil at http://www.drivenracingoil.com. For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net. To meet Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, and KSE Racing Products. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Major raffle prizes announced for Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (January 6, 2017) - The Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser will hit center stage in nearly a week, bringing together Brock Zearfoss fans and supporters from all corners of the viewing area for an opportunity to spend an evening with the two-time Central Pennsylvania feature winner, as well as enter for a chance to win multiple raffle prizes and giveaways. Six major raffle prizes have been announced with more expected to arise during the next few days. The six major prizes include, but are not limited to:

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience package at Lincoln Speedway (PA) valued at $500

Yuengling pub table w/ cooler

Stainless steel rolling cooler with dual bottle opener and catch can

Corona cornhole boards

Jimmy Buffett designed Landshark Lager surfboard

Coors Light NASCAR neon light

The Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser will take shape on Saturday evening, January 14, at the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall near Harrisburg from 6 pm to 11 pm. Those interested in attending can purchase advanced tickets through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh for $20. Each ticket will gain access to the fundraiser, complete with dinner, drinks, door prizes, raffles, and live entertainment, as well as act as a $10 voucher toward Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

As recently announced, the 2017 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will be broadcast during the BZR Fundraiser. Those seeking tickets should visit the official Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser page Here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL HOSTS WEEK LONG RACING ACTIVITY, MARCH 5 -11

ALEX’S TIRE/BREIDINGER’S SPEED SHOP RETURNS TO SPONSOR 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

As the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues towards the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what will be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 5th and run through March 11th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place.

The upcoming show is continuing to sign on sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

In 2016, the show added one night (Monday, March 6th) dedicated to Drag Racing. Straight Line fever fans are in for a real treat as drag racing enthusiasts are assisting in contacting drivers who currently compete at the Island Dragway, Englishtown and Atco and the forgotten drag strips of Harmony, Vargo, Mountain View and Flemington. Good stories are sure to abound when the rubber burning aficianados arrive in Phillipsburg. Dedicated Drag Racer Alex Cortezzo and his businesses, Alex's Tire and Breideingers Speed Shop, have signed on to sponsor the Monday night endeavor, March 76h. Alex has a full stable of drag racing cars and will bring out some of his stabe of race cars for the show.

Alex's Tire is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, Pennsylvania and offers a full compliment of Firestone and Bridgestone passenger and truck tire sales and service. He also offers a full automotive center with alignments, state inspections and mechanical repairs. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 Am until 5 Pm and Saturday from 9 until noon. The phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8743. One can check out their website at: www.alexstire.com

Building on to the great reputation of Alex's Tire, Alex purchased Breidinger's Speed Shop in 2015 and has relocated the speed shop to Alex's Tire. Offering a complete array of speed and dress-up applications for passenger cars and trucks, Alex encourages everyone to stop in and browse through their extensive inventory for ideas on how to trick-up your hot rod or truck.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important and additional role in this year's edition of the show. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains an original and strong supporter of the show and can be reached at: 908-859-1811, or at their website: www.iroccu.com Prermio Foods also returns to sponsor the show. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. Premio's fine prducts are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Crafted fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website is: www.premiofoods.com

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

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com You may also contact Steve Pados at: steveswp@ptd.net for additional information.

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as drag racers, hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.

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

 

 

Waynesfield Releases 2017 “Must-See” Events January 7, 2017

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (1/7/17) - With the finishing touches being made to the 2017 racing calendar, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is already gearing up for the season opener in late April. The track, carved out of the cornfields of western Ohio, announced some of the must-see events of the 2017 season promising fans some of the best racing in the mid-west.

April 22nd will mark the season opener for the famed 1/3rd mile oval. The opener will feature all five weekly classes returning for full points chases.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) have signed on for two events during the 2017 season. The first will take place July 8th for the annual Dick Spencer Memorial race paying $1500 to win for non-wing sprint cars. For the first time in track history, BOSS will sanction Waynesfield’s flagship event, the Jack Hewitt Classic. The ninth running of the event will take place August 5th with $3000 awaiting the winner and $300 for just making it into the show.

Monday night, July 3rd will see the return of the Summer Sprint Sizzler featuring nothing but the most diverse field of open wheel competitors in the Midwest. The F.A.S.T winged 410 and 305 sprint cars will headline the Independence Day weekend special. Appearances from the NRA Sprint Invaders and Waynesfield’s very own AMSA Mini Sprints are also scheduled.

Dubbed the “Best Show of Speedweek”, Waynesfield will occupy race three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. For the second year in a row, the NRA Sprint Invaders will also be on the program filling out the night of sprint car racing. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu expressed his interest in the weeklong tour of Ohio during the national Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis. A stop for Abreu would make his first ever visit to Waynesfield.

Setting history with another Waynesfield first, the Modified Lite Stars out of southern Pennsylvania will make a stop in Ohio for a two day, two track appearance. The tour will start at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night and come to a conclusion the following evening at Waynesfield.

A number of other races for Waynesfield’s weekend warriors have been added in 2017. The Non-Wing Sprint Cars have four big money shows on the calendar, a $1200 to win, two $1500 to wins, and a $3000 to win. The Modifieds will have four $1000 to win races. The AMSA Mini Sprints have two races scheduled paying $600 to win each and a $500 to win race. The always popular Tough Truck class will see two $400 to win races with the Compacts seeing two $300 to win races in 2017.

“We are very excited about the upcoming season and we feel that it will certainly be an exciting one,” race director Dan Kelly said in regards to the 2017 schedule. Kelly says officials are putting the finishing touches on the 2017 schedule before it is released in its entirety.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

Arctic Cat Partners with WoO Champion Schatz at Chili Bowl Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2017) - Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides, announced today a partnership with eight-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz for next week’s 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire being held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The partnership aligns Arctic Cat, one of the most widely recognized and respected brands in the recreational vehicle industry, and the most decorated driver in short-track racing over the past decade in Schatz.

“This is a truly unique opportunity for Arctic Cat and our team is thrilled to be headed to Tulsa,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “We’ve had tremendous results with our recent partnerships in grassroots ventures such as the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions and, when presented the chance to team with a caliber of driver like Donny Schatz in an event that rates as one of the top motorsports events each year, we knew this was a win-win situation. The people who live and breathe this sport are a great fit for our brand and this event is an ideal atmosphere to showcase the Arctic Cat line of products.”

The fans from all over the world who fill the Expo Center to capacity will not only see the Arctic Cat-branded No. 15 racecar of Schatz in action on the roughly quarter-mile indoor dirt oval, but will also have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the latest Arctic Cat products by visiting the Arctic Cat display located in the Chili Bowl Nationals Trade Show area. Visitors to the display can participate in the Arctic Cat 360 Virtual Reality experience and register for special race fan discounts on Arctic Cat products.

Schatz will be making his debut in the highest profile Midget race of the season driving the No. 15 Arctic Cat machine of Clauson-Marshall Racing. The Fargo, North Dakota native will join a literal who’s who in motorsports competing in the first major race of 2017. He is scheduled to participate in a pair of practice sessions Monday before competing in Wednesday’s second qualifying night program. Drivers are divided into groups and participate in one of four qualifying nights accumulating points that determine Saturday’s race lineups.

“I’m extremely excited to be carrying the Arctic Cat brand with me in my first run at the Chili Bowl,” said Schatz, who is currently in the midst of a six-race slate of Sprint car races in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. “We knew being part of the Chili Bowl with Clauson-Marshall Racing was going to be big and to have Arctic Cat behind us in this race is really special. I’ve been an Arctic Cat owner for more than a decade and have experienced some of the most adrenaline-filled rides possible outside my racecar. From the toughest snow trails in Yellowstone National Park to making new paths on my late grandfather’s property in North Dakota, I’ve had some great rides. The quality of the product is clearly the result of Arctic Cat’s passion for hard work and pursuit of adventure.”

A record 362 teams have entered the event and all are vying to be one of the final 24 cars that will compete in Saturday night’s 55-lap A-Main. Schatz is among 77 drivers competing in the event for the first time.

The reigning WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion just completed his ninth season driving for three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals winner Tony Stewart. Schatz capped his 20th overall season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” with his 25th victory of 2016. During his illustrious career, he has visited victory lane in every major Sprint car race, including the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals nine times, and he ranks third all-time in WoO wins with 229.

Schatz can be followed in his quest to add a historic Chili Bowl Golden Driller trophy to list of accomplishments via social media: 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.

For more information regarding the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

Information regarding Schatz or TSR can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com or www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Information regarding Arctic Cat can be found at www.arcticcat.com.

 

 

Cameron Rowe Looks to Return to Oswego Victory Lane in All-New Gen 5 FFB Small Block Super Chassis

OSWEGO, NY (January 6, 2017) – Former Bud Light SBS Classic champion Cameron Rowe is reloading for the upcoming season at Oswego Speedway, looking to make a return to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane for the first time since 2012, driving an all new Gen 5 FFB Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super chassis.

A veteran of the SBS division, Rowe took time off from Oswego in 2015 to take on DIRT Sportsman racing before returning to the Steel Palace in 2016 with a former Jason Simmons Hedger Fabrication Chassis.

Unfortunately, the move did not yield the results Rowe expected last season, ending the year 11th in the standings with just one top ten finish.

Fast forward to this off-season, and Rowe has major plans ahead, starting with a ground up construction of a brand new FFB chassis at the hands of recent Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame inductee, Dan Dennie.

The FFB chassis has been a force to be reckoned with at Oswego for several years, dating back to its first track championship in 2008 with Kevin Knopp at the controls.

Since then the chassis has won five more titles with tenured drivers such as Dave Gruel, Mike Bond, and recently Dave Cliff, earning his second track title in an FFB ride just last season racing for Tim Barbeau.

While Rowe has not visited victory lane in several years, he knows the fast way around the Big O, and with assistance from the FFB crew, Rowe will no doubt make a return to top form in 2017.

His road to the top will not be an easy one however, as several track title combatants from a year ago will be back in ’17, led by defending champion Cliff.

Despite blowing an engine in last year’s Bud Light SBS Classic, Cliff and Barbeau will be back this season with the No. 50, looking to defend their championship. A third title for Cliff would put the Oswego driver in tall company as only Russ Brown and Mike Bond have won three or more Oswego SBS titles.

Mike Bruce finished third in the Oswego championship a year ago and has shown plans to return to Oswego this season in search of his first championship, also wheeling an FFB. Bruce had one main event win in 2016 and despite some mechanical issues during the year, the Bruce crew fought back to be in title position come August.

Seasoned SBS veteran Jack Patrick went to victory lane twice in 2016 and will no doubt be a top threat in 2017 driving the Hedger, MOPAR No. 9.

Fellow Hedger Fabrication racer and former series champion Kreig Heroth has also registered and looks to return to championship form in 2017 driving the No. 04.

Young standout Camden Proud made a run at a championship last season with the Step One Creative, Proud Chassis, No. 54. Nearing a college career soon, Proud is eyeing 2017 as his best shot yet for a championship at the Steel Palace.

Two-time 2016 feature winner Dalton Doyle as well as Jesse Bearup are also expected to be in the mix next season after finishing in the top ten in points one year ago.

Currently 2017 plans for shoes such as four time champion Mike Bond and Anthony Losurdo are in the air. While neither has indicated full-time plans for the coming season, it is expected that both will at least compete part-time this season.

Former champion Andrew Schartner may be back at the track more frequently in 2017, after taking a small break in 2016, wheeling for Crow Motorsports with the help of his father Karl Schartner.

A new driver is also entering the mix in 2017 as teenager Addison Bowman has registered the former Justin Connell SBS as No. 12 for 2017, looking to compete on a part-time basis near the end of the season. The former quarter midget racer has crewed for Proud in recent years.

Moving into its 26th year of competition, the Pathfinder Bank SBS division is expected to be as stout as ever with racers like Barry Kingsley, Greg O’Connor, Mark Castiglia, Cameron Black, James Babcock, Ray Sand Jr., Dennis Rupert, the Haynes Brothers and more continuing to join the fight.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

2017 67th annual TENTATIVE OSWEGO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to Change)

Saturday, May 6 – Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 13 – 67th Season Opener: RoC Richie Evans Memorial Modified (61), Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Kick-Off (30)

Friday, May 26 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 27 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’: ‘Jim Shampine Memorial’ Novelis Supermodified (75), ‘Jack Murphy Memorial’ King of Wings IX ISMA Super (50), ‘Tony White Memorial’ Pathfinder Bank SBS (35)

Sunday, May 28 – Port City ‘Super Spectacle’: Rain Date

Saturday, June 3 – Rain Date for May Events

Saturday, June 10 – Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s: Novelis Supermodified Twins (35), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

Saturday, July 1 – ‘Independence Weekend Grand Prix’: Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix (35) - FIREWORKS

Friday, July 7 – RoC Weekend Open Practice

Saturday, July 8 – 67th annual Race of Champions: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS – Other division(s) TBA

Sunday, July 9 – RoC Weekend: Rain Date

Saturday, July 15 – Summer Championship: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – DEMOLITION DERBY

Saturday, July 22 - $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75), $1,500 Mr. Pathfinder SBS (35)

Saturday, August 5 – Reunion Weekend – Super Semi-Finals: Novelis Supermodified (45), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) - Oswego Speedway Old Timer's Reunion

Saturday, August 12 – Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s: Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20), Novelis Supermodified (50)

Saturday, August 19 – Track Championship Night: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) - $5 ADMISSION – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

CLASSIC WEEKEND

Thursday, August 31 – 11th annual Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, September 1 – ‘FAST FRIDAY’: Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Time Trials, Pathfinder Bank SBS Heat Races, ‘PARTY in the PITS’

Saturday, September 2 – ‘SUPER SATURDAY’: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals 60

Sunday, September 3 – ‘CLASSIC SUNDAY’: Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS

Monday, September 4 – Weekend Rain Date

 

 

RYAN FLORES, TOMMY CATALANO AMONG ‘NAPA KNOW HOW’ ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FAVORITES

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 6, 2017 . . . Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers Ryan Flores and Tommy Catalano left the December 30-31 Allentown, Pa. Indoor Auto Racing double header with the best results of their driving careers. It made the long ride home to North Carolina and up-state New York much quicker. The pair will now head to historical Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th with renewed confidence. They'll be pre-race favorites when the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP finale, the biggest race of them all - the 15th annual ‘NAPA Know How’ Gamblers Classic, is the feature attraction.

Flores, of Cornelius, N.C., swept both Allentown TQ A-Main 40-lap features, the first TQ Midget wins of his career, after finishing second no less than five times in past years. “I always come to these races with the intentions of winning,” said Flores, a full-time employee and tire changer for a Penske Racing NASCAR Cup Series team. “To win, you have to beat Erick (Rudolph) but I would like to have done it without him crashing.”

Rudolph, the defending series champion and winner of the event this year in Trenton, NJ, lost battles for the lead with Flores both nights in Allentown.

Talk about a rebound. Catalano failed to qualify for the feature field on Friday in Allentown and then nearly won on Saturday.

Catalano shocked everyone when he made a three wide-pass for the lead under Rudolph and Flores mid-way through the feature. A spinout, however, sent him to the rear but he never gave up. He drove back to finish a close second.

“This was great,” Catalano said. “I spun there all on my own while in the lead but came back through. It is a great day for me and my family.”

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who has won four times in Atlantic City including last year's Gambler's Classic, is also one of the pre-event favorites.

Atlantic City will determine the champions of the Indoor Auto Racing Series. Flores is the leader in the TQs over Rudolph. Cale Ross has a thirty point spread on Champ Kart point’s runner-up DJ Doyle, and Kurt Bettler has a five point advantage over Danny Buccafusca in the Slingshot class standings. Points are earned in time trials, and heat races in addition to the features.

Event information, including ticket sales and hotel room deals are available at www.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

The schedule of events starts Friday, January 27 with practice at 1:00 pm followed by time trials at 4:30.

Spectator gates open on Friday at 6:30 pm with racing starting at 7:30. The feature attraction will be four 20 lap events for the TQ Midgets with the fastest qualifiers in each event starting in the seventh starting position! Results from time trials held earlier in the afternoon and these races will then set guaranteed starters for Saturday's Gambler's Classic as well as important qualifier starting spots. The Slingshots and Champ Karts will also run a series of qualifying races.

The grandstand Saturday opens at 5:00 pm with FanFest taking place on the racing floor for those holding reserved seats. Racing starts at 7:00 pm with a series of TQ Midget qualifiers and a TQ Dash followed by features for the Champ Karts, Slingshots and then the 40 lap TQ Midget Gambler's Classic.

Ticket prices for Friday are as follows: Front Row: $25 · Reserved Lower Level: $20 · Upper Level Reserved: $17 · General Admission Adult: $15 · General Admission Children: $5. Tickets will be available on the day of the event with a $5 increased price. Saturday ticket pricing has been set as follows: Front Row: $35 · Reserved Lower Level: $27 · Upper Level Reserved: $22 · General Admission Adult: $20 · General Admission Children: $5. Prices do not include $2 facility fee or online ticketing fees.

 

 

Sammy Rockets To The Classic With Murcott, Dobson and Co.

One of the hottest young drivers in the country at the moment, Sammy Walsh, has entered to take on the best of the best at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, however judging by the latest group of entrants he no certainty to have things his own way.

Driving the distinctive Rocket Industries, Fleck Earthmoving, Aeroflow Performance Products N92, Walsh’s recent form has been more than encouraging having tasted victory at Sydney Speedway and then backing it up at Sungold Stadium with a second place finish to Jamie Veal in the 2nd Annual Max’s Race on December 17.

Having finished 16th in B-Main 2 in 2016, the resident of Orangeville, NSW will be looking to improve on that performance to lock the immaculately presented N92 into the A-Main come Sunday night of the Classic.

Walsh is set to have to fight all the way though with David Murcott joining the hard charging Walsh in the Classic field of 2017.

The two 2014 and 2015 Australian Champion will once again be campaigning the Dave Horrell, Eastcoast Logistics backed Q83 as he goes in search of what would be a maiden Classic triumph.

Having made the show and subsequently finishing 18th at last years Classic, Murcott will as always leave nothing to chance as he wheels the Inglis Race Engines powered machine around Premier Speedway for Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Vortex Heavy Vehicle Maintenance, Oval Express Magazine and Dryden Signs.

Murcott’s East Coast Logistics teammate Bryan Mann will also make the trek south for the Classic aboard the Q16 Queensland Speedway Spares, Performance Wholesale and Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil Q16.

Mann managed a B-Main start in 2016, eventually being credited with a 6th place finish, just two spots shy of a transfer into the A-Main.

Another of the young guns who seemingly churn out consistent results week in week out is Jackson Delamont from Young in NSW.

Being no stranger to the Classic, Delamont will again utilise KRE power between the down tubes on the Mad Harry’s Steel N48 entry.

Having been consigned to the C-Main in 2016, Jackson will no doubt be looking to emulate some of his contempories as he eyes an A-Main start in a fortnights time at Premier Speedway.

Another of the real live wire racers is Tasmania’s Shaun Dobson who comes to the Classic looking to put the Essendon Ford, Quantum Quartz, Albert Road Store, Road and River Motorcycles, Castrol, Cool Chassis, Joinery Supplies Tasmania and Revolution Racegear ACT21 entry into the show.

With luck set to play a major part for all competitors throughout the course of the three nights, should it shine on Dobson the Sky is the Limit for the likable Tasmanian.

Having formed part of a two car team with Randy Hannagan in 2016, Mt. Gambier’s Ashley Scott will carry the flag solo style in 2017 for his father’s Ray Scott Racing Team.

With the support of Ray Scott Transport and the Sign Depot, Scott has at times produced some excellent qualifying and racing efforts, the Classic however will require all of the pieces of the puzzle to come together for the quietly spoken Scott to post a career best performance.

Another of the Northern States visitors to the Classic will be Queensland’s Kevin Titman. Having endured a tough Classic experience in 2016 the popular Titman will be aiming high for team supporters Maxwill Racing Engines, John Titman Racing, RHK and Cronin Excavations.

On the back of an A-Main start and a subsequent 21st place finish in 2016 and a very strong recent qualifying effort at Sungold Stadium during World Series Sprintcars the Classic should hold no fears for Simpson’s Tim Rankin.

Having seat hopped between the Mal Davis owned ACT 66 and his family owned V47, it is the Riverbank Stockfeeds, Mark Benton Farm Machinery Repairs, Gulf Western Oil, D & J Contracting Services, J & K Haulagem Cool Chassis and DK Race Parts V47 that gets the nod for Classic duty.

Another of the Eureka Sprintcar Series regulars Adam King finished 15th in C-Main 2 at last years Classic.

This year the driver of the Port City Engines, Allstar Graphics, Tri-Tech Lubricants will be looking to put the always immaculate V48 entry into contention on his qualifying night and from there anything is possible.

Hailing from Green Valley NSW, Peter Bourke (Penrite Oil, Carline Automotive Caringbah) will haul his N79 entry south to join Robbie Paton (Ab-Tech Plumbing and Excavation V81) and Robert Nicholas (Benalla Bus Lines, Snap On Tools Benalla, I.A.N Mobile Repairs V61) in the ultra competitive Classic line-up.

The 2017 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, Oval Express Magazine and GJ Gardner Homes.

All intending competitors are reminded that pre-entries close as of 5.00pm on Monday January 9, 2017. Late entries will incur a late entry fee from that point forward.

Both three night and individual night tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au, while single night tickets will also be available on the specific race days from 9am at the Warrnambool side ticket box on the day of the event.

 

 

POWRi West Lucas Oil Series
 

Tulsa, OK (January 5, 2017) Officials with the POWRi West Lucas Oil Series are excited to release the 2017 race schedule which will feature visits to two new tracks and the return of the series to local favorites. The schedule contains 26 races for the upcoming season, including two co-sanction events with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA), and eight co-sanctioned events with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets. New racetracks on the schedule include Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma. Mid-America Speedway will offer the POWRi West midgets a semi-banked 3/10 mile facility, while Red Dirt Raceway features a fast quarter mile racetrack. Both are expected to produce the same great racing that POWRi West fans have become accustomed to.

Kicking off the 2017 season will once again be the Turnpike Challenge featuring the best from the POWRi West and the POWRi National Midgets on March 24th and 25th. The last two Turnpike Challenges have created some of the best racing of the season, with POWRi West drivers sweeping the event last year. Other highlights of the season include the return of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals at Valley Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway on May 6th and 7th and a two-day co-sanctioned event at Valley Speedway on July 14th and 15th, again with the National Midgets. Another exciting event for 2017 will be a return to Airport Speedway in Garden City, Kansas during Memorial Day weekend, when we will go head to head with the best racers from the RMMRA series. POWRi West has also been invited again to participate in the two-day event at I-55 Raceway featuring the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars on August 4th and 5th. The 2017 season will conclude on October 27th and 28th at Creek County Speedway, when the POWRi West Midgets join the ASCS Sprint Cars for the Second Annual Fall Fling.

The schedule for the 2017 season looks to be another great one and we look to continue our growth in the new year. From our inception just three short years ago, we have now become one of the quickest growing midget series in the country. To celebrate all this growth, the purse for all standalone POWRi West races is also growing! In 2017, all races will pay a minimum of $1,500 to win and $150 to start. The more our competitors support us, the harder we can continue working to give everybody great places to race.

If you have questions about being part of the POWRi West series, contact series owner, Eric Fenton at 918-607-7953 for more information or check us out at www.powri.com.

Fri, March 24 Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge
Sat, March 25 Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge
Sat, April 22 I-30 Speedway
Fri, May 5 Valley Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 6 Lucas Oil Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 27 Airport Raceway
Sun, May 28 Airport Raceway
Sat, June 10 I-44 Speedway
Fri, June 30 RPM Speedway
Sat, July 1 Superbowl Speedway
Fri, July 14 Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Sat, July 15 Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Fri, July 28 Mid-America Speedway
Sat, July 29 Port City Raceway
Fri, Aug 4 I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 5 I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, August 12 Lawton Speedway
Fri, August 25 Mid-America Speedway
Sat, August 26 Springfield Raceway
Sat, Sept 9 I-30 Speedway
Sat, Sept 16 Caney Valley Speedway
Fri, Sept29 Red Dirt Raceway
Sat, Sept 30 Port City Raceway
Sat, October 14 I-44 Speedway
Fri, October 27 Creek County Speedway - Fall Fling
Sat, October 28 Creek County Speedway - Fall Fling

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

 

 

Russell Motorsports Inc. releases 2017 schedule of events for the always action-packed Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 5, 2017…Entering its second year under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its tentative schedule of events for the upcoming 52nd season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

“We’re definitely looking forward to our second season of being at the helm of Placerville Speedway,” commented track promoter Scott Russell. “Kami (Arnold) and I certainly learned a lot during our first season last year and will no doubt use that to our advantage as we enter year two. We believe the schedule came out well and the fans are really going to enjoy the year ahead. After a test & tune on March 18 it will then be full speed ahead following that.”

The 2017 season fires-off with the national traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance on Wednesday March 29 for the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown presented by Brad Sweet. Also on hand that night will be the USAC Western States Midgets. Tickets for the event are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=741&backurl=default.asp

A total of 16 point races will be held throughout the season, with weekly divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. Last season saw Mason Moore, Eddie Gardner and Nick Baldwin bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open up on Saturday April 8 and conclude on Saturday September 16.

A number of traveling divisions will also be a part of weekly events at various points of the year including the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets, BCRA Midget Lites, the Nor Cal Dwarf Car Association, Wingless Spec Sprints and new for this season, Mini Trucks.

After being plagued by Mother Nature this past season the Nor Cal Posse Shootout returns this year with an added twist, as the event morphs into a three-night showcase. The much anticipated weekend will begin on Thursday September 21 with injected Wingless 360 Sprint Cars and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour taking to the track. Following that the Winged 360 Sprint Cars will take center stage alongside the BCRA Midget Lites on Friday & Saturday September 22 & 23. More info on the lucrative event will be out as the season progresses.

The brand new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will be in action at the Placerville Speedway on a pair of occasions this season, with those dates being Saturday April 15 and a special Friday show on August 25. The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will be on hand April 15, August 25 and September 21.

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will also be on hand for a night of high-speed action during a special Mother’s Day weekend event on Saturday May 13. It will be your lone chance this season in Placerville to catch the traveling Winged 410 Sprint Car series that’s been in existence since 1986.

Other special events that dot the schedule include Thompsons Auto Center Fan Appreciation Day on May 20, Big Trophy Night on June 10, the annual 4th of July spectacular on Tuesday July 4, Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night on July 8, the 14th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on August 5, the 12th annual $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic on August 19 and the season-ending Tilford Tribute on September 30.

“We’re excited to host the new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards on a couple of occasions. That’s going to be big deal for years to come and this season is just the start. We’re also thrilled to bring back the Nor Cal Posse Shootout and with a September date that should definitely help with the weather. Bringing the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in on Mother’s Day weekend will also be a real treat for the fans. All in all it’s going to be great year with a number of special nights. We can’t wait to see everyone come late-March.”

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 nearly 8200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 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 Placerville Speedway 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 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Tentative 2017 Placerville Speedway Race Schedule

3/18 - Test & Tune

3/29 World of Outlaws - Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown | USAC Western Midgets

4/8 Pts. Race #1 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NEW Mini Truck | BCRA Midget Lites

4/15 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Vintage Hard Tops

4/22 Pts. Race #2 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

4/29 Pts. Race #3 Open Show Spec Sprints | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

5/6 Pts. Race #4 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites | Mini Trucks

5/13 King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

5/20 Pts. Race #5 Thompsons Auto Center Fan Appreciation Day: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars (car show at Thompsons dealership across from EDC Fairgrounds entrance prior to track opening)

6/3 Pts. Race #6 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

6/10 Pts. Race #7 Big Trophy Night: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

7/1 Pts. Race #8 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midgets

7/4 Pts. Race #9 Freedom Fireworks: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks

7/8 Pts. Race #10 Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites (under 12 free entry)

7/15 Pts. Race #11 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

7/22 Pts. Race #12 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Open Show Spec. Sprints | Vintage Hard Tops

8/5 Pts. Race #13 Tribute to Al Hinds: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

8/12 Pts. Race #14 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks |

8/19 Pts. Race #15 Forni Classic $5k to Win: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

8/25 (Fri) Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

9/16 Pts. Race #16 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

9/21 (Thu) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Non-Wing 360 Sprint Cars 9/22 (Fri) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | BCRA Midget Lites 9/23 (Sat) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | BCRA Midget Lites

9/30 Tilford Tribute Open Show: Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Sport Mods | Mini Trucks

11/18 Champions Night Awards Banquet

12/16 Annual Racers Swap Meet

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards announces updates to the 2017 schedule
Petaluma Speedway added to the slate

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 5, 2017…With the new year now upon us the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce a couple of revisions to the previously released 2017 schedule of events.

The first year Winged 360 Sprint Car series would like to welcome the always hooked up & exciting Petaluma Speedway to the inaugural slate of races. The Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds based 3/8 mile clay oval will host SCCT dates on Saturday April 29 and a special Monday showcase on July 3. The familiar adobe oval has become a favorite for fans over the years and is a great addition for the tour.

"Winged 360 Sprint Cars have been an integral part of the Petaluma Speedway menu for nearly 30 years. We're very proud of our weekly Pit Stop USA Series and feel that the design template and backing of the new Sprint Car Challenge Tour will help to enhance our program," stated Rick Faeth Petaluma Speedway Promoter.

To make room for the new additions to the schedule Placerville Speedway will now hold the Nor Cal Posse Shootout in September as a non-sanctioned race, separate from the series. In addition to that the previously released May 6 date at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring will shift to Friday August 25. The modifications will allow the series to stay at a manageable 12-race schedule for the initial season.

“We’re definitely happy to have Rick Faeth and Petaluma Speedway on board with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards this season,” said Scott Russell, promoter of Placerville Speedway and one of the principals with SCCT. “We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas & New Year’s holiday with their family & loved ones. Now that 2017 is here I know that we are all really excited to get the season underway in April.”

The 2017 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards championship-finale at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 4 will also have a slight twist that's sure to please fans. That night will find SCCT & the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioning the Winged 360 portion of the event. For point & payout purposes, drivers must declare which series they are competing under during sign-in. The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will also be competing that night, meaning that Northern California will crown three individual champions in one huge evening of competition.

Thanks to generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford and David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards the initial champion of the series will be awarded $10,000 of an over $60,000 point fund. The top 15 teams following the series will also participate in the substantial year-end point fund.

Basic purse payouts will see $2,500-to-win the A-main, and thanks to John Bianchi of Bianchi Farms, $400-to-start the feature event. No matter the car count, every team entered will be taking home a share of the monetary awards. NASCAR star and open wheel enthusiast Kyle Larson has also offered a $500 bonus to any full-time team who wins a feature event, allowing the winner’s share to potentially grow to $3,000.

The tour will debut with a substantial contingency package that will provide over $20,000 in certificates and cash to racers that display the sponsor decals over the course of the 12 race season. Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services will also provide a $1,000 prize to the series Rookie of the Year.

The rulebook for the new series will be available on the SCCT website in the next couple of weeks. In addition to that the format will also be finalized in the weeks ahead.

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

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Bianchi Farms, All Star Performance, ART, BR Motorsports, Bullard Construction, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jocko’s Sprint Parts, King Racing Products, LRB Race Products, MW Metal Works, Pit Stop USA, RacePartsTrader.com, CRV Carbon Solutions, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products & Auto Meter.

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

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

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

 

Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating announces tentative 25-race slate, point fund and contingency awards for 2017

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (January 5, 2017) - Boasting a schedule reaching nearly 30 events across much of the Buckeye State, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will work to achieve a new level of success in 2017, showcasing a schedule, point fund and contingency program that exceeds seasons prior. Now partnered with Ohio Heating as the presenting sponsor, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will promote talent and competitiveness during 25 confirmed dates in 2017, with the potential for others to be confirmed during the next several weeks.

“First and foremost, I want to welcome Ohio Heating to the Ohio Sprint Car Series family,” said Brad McCown, Ohio Sprint Car Series owner. “They will be the presenting sponsor for the series in 2017, and I am confident that their help and support will only push our series toward bigger and better things. The schedule is exciting so far, but we still have some dates to add; hopefully more than expected. The help and support from all of our great partners, as well as the leadership from all of our officials, will certainly make for an exciting season in 2017. I’m ready to begin.”

Under the direction of Series Race Director Jack Hewitt, and series officials Bob Chaney and Sherry Myers, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will visit six different facilities during their 2017 campaign, highlighting the season with multiple co-sanctioned events with the FAST Sprint Title Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. A total of eight co-FAST programs will be conducted in 2017, capped off with the $5,000-to-win Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway on September 16. In addition, a total of twelve events on the schedule will award a minimum of $3,000.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Car Series season will hit high gear on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 10-12, with a mega, three-day weekend at the recently revamped Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. With plans to cover the half-mile, paved oval with dirt, the Mansfield complex, now operated by Cody Sommer, will host back-to-back co-sanctioned blockbusters featuring the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating and the FAST Sprint Title Series. The weekend will begin with a $3,000-to-win preliminary program on Friday, August 11, followed by a $15,000-to-win colossus on Saturday, August 12; the largest payday in Ohio Sprint Car Series history. Open practice will be conducted on Thursday, August 10.

Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating competitors will compete for an overall point fund exceeding $23,000 in 2017. Divided amongst the top-ten point finishers at the conclusion of the season, the 2017 champion will earn $7,500, followed by $4,000 for second, $2,500 for third, $2,000 for fourth, and $1,500 for fifth. Point finishers in positions sixth through tenth will earn $1,400, $1,300, $1,200, $1,100, and $1,000, respectively.

Drivers will also be eligible for multiple contingencies that will be awarded during each and every program. Nightly contingency awards will be supported by Millhone Motorsports, Saldana Racing Products and Pyrotect, with more expected to join the list before the season begins.

“We have a long list of dedicated supporters that are a part of this series, but we are always looking for ways to create new, professional partnerships,” McCown explained. “Those who would like to discuss those possibilities should contact me directly. We are constantly looking for ways to extend the Ohio Sprint Car Series family.”

2017 OSCS presented by Ohio Heating Schedule (Tentative):
April 1 - Atomic Speedway
April 28 - Moler Raceway Park
April 29 - Atomic Speedway (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
May 6 - Wayne County Speedway
May 12 - TBA
May 13 - Atomic Speedway
May 20 - Atomic Speedway
May 27 - Fremont Speedway (co-FAST Event: $5,000-to-win)
June 2 - Attica Raceway Park (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
June 3 - Atomic Speedway
June 10 - Wayne County Speedway
July 1 - Wayne County Speedway
July 2 - Atomic Speedway: “Stars ’n Stripes 30” $3,000-to-win
July 22 - Atomic Speedway
July 28 - Attica Raceway Park (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
July 29 - Wayne County Speedway
August 4 - Moler Raceway Park - “Freedom 40 Qualifier”
August 5 - Atomic Speedway - “Freedom 40”-$5,000-to-win
August 10 - Mansfield Motor Speedway (Open Practice)
August 11- Mansfield Motor Speedway - "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals" (co-FAST: $3,000-to-win)
August 12 - Mansfield Motor Speedway - "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals" (co-FAST: $15,000-to-win)
August 18 - TBA
August 19 - Wayne County Speedway
August 25 - Atomic Speedway - Open Wheel Championship (co-All Star: $5,000-to-win)
September 2 - Atomic Speedway
September 15 - Fremont Speedway (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
September 16 - Fremont Speedway - “Jim Ford Classic” (co-FAST Event: $5,000-to-win)
September 30 - Atomic Speedway - “OSCS Championship Night” $4,000-to-win

2017 OSCS presented by Ohio Heating point fund:
1. $7,500
2. $4,000
3. $2,500
4. $2,000
5. $1,500
6. $1,400
7. $1,300
8. $1,200
9. $1,100
10. $1,000

2017 OSCS presented by Ohio Heating contingency awards:
Millhone Motorsports Dash winner - $200
Saldana Racing Products “Tough Break of the Night Award - $50 product certificate
Pyrotect B-main winner - $50 product certificate

Those seeking additional information regarding the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating should visit its official online home at www.ohiosprintcars.net. Individuals with questions regarding sponsorship, hosting events or promotions should contact Brad McCown immediately at 740-703-9749.

The Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating would like to thank all of its marketing partners including: Ohio Heating, Hoosier Tire by Frye, Graphic Creations, Kears Speed Shop, Indy Race Parts, Millhone Motorsports, Southern Ohio Equipment Co., Maxim Chassis, All Pro Aluminum Heads, Phantom Racing Gear, Hinchman Indy, Octane Race Products, Poske’s Performance Parts, RBdesigns, Callies, Saldana Racing Products, Pryotect, Orbit Fun Center, MagTech, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

INTEREST CONTINUES TO GROW IN DORNEY PARK REUNION AT MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW; SYRACUSE “MOODY MILE” REUNION ALSO PART OF THE THREE DAY SHOW

OAKS, PA January 5, 2017 . . . Interest in the Dorney Park Reunion display that will be part of the 32nd Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show continues to spiral upward.

The Reunion, featuring drivers and race cars that participated at the legendary track, will have a huge amount of space devoted to it during the three day show that takes place January 20th to 22nd in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located in Oaks, PA and features just about anything imaginable in motorsports.

Show attendees are advised to bring their camera and autograph book. You just never know who you might come across at this hugely popular show.

Dozens of yesteryear racers, plus a few that are still in action, will appear at the show and be available for autographs. The reunion group has grown so large that it’s been split into two Saturday afternoon autograph sessions.

The first group, which will start at 3 PM, will include George Wambold, Roger Heffelfinger Sr., Preston Henry, Tony Hirschman, Floyd Santee, Chip Santee, Mike Garris, Ward Crozier, Don Weida, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Russ Frantz, Danny Huston, Russ Frantz, Gregg Long, Wayne Kerstetter, Kevin Rex, Eric Beers, Todd Geist, Hal Renninger, John and Terry Markovic, Jack Follweiler, Chris Hahn, Dave Cicone, and Rick McNeil.

The second group, which will follow at 4 PM, will include Lorin Arthoffer, Rick Karpeuk, Buzzy Rabenold, Roger Heffelfinger Jr., Darryl Bruenig, Mike Shatzenback, Paul Koehler Sr., Dick Ruth, Kevin Kromer, Dennis and Randy Bailey, Clarence Ruppert, Earl Paules, Hal Resh, Charlie Gilmore, Mike Eckhart, Wayne Renninger, Magee Miller, Dave Miller, Fran Hardner, Don Chowder Bauser, Gary Grim and Kenny Hein.

Veteran racing photographers Henry and Sue Wilt will have their Dorney Park memorabilia on display.

And there will be a large selection of race cars that competed at Dorney Park on display during the entire show including the Tom Arntz #30 three quarter midget, Preston Henry Jr.’s Preston Henry #48 coupe, Brian Wambold’s George Wambold #81 Sportsman, Dave Gogel’s Del Hahn 7/7 Pinto, Bob and Lauren Wagner’s Bob Wagner micro stock, Vintage 44 Tasnady micro stock, Tim Pitts’ #4 Preston Henry Modified, Ed Simon’s #50 Ken Erney coupe, Jason Garris’ #27 Bimpy Marx coupe, Gary and Bill Hallman’s 1947 Kurtis Craft midget driven by the late Len Duncan, Lorin Arthofer’s #71 Sportsman, Donny Hoffman’s Rick Karpeuk #87 late model and Richard Slifer’s #88 Terry Lick sportsman.

There will be non-stop activity at the Dorney Park Reunion display area during the show and an organized “official” autograph session will take place during Saturday activities.

And since bad weather played havoc with the New York State Fairgrounds “Moody Mile” Reunion last year many of those that had planned to be there and could not make it, will be recreating some of the memories of the historic Syracuse, NY track that was shuttered at the end of 2015. More information on the cars that will be on display and the drivers that will be signing autographs will be released in the coming days.

A featured guest at Motorsports 2017 will be seven time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty considered the King of NASCAR.

Many other well-known racers and personalities will be appearing at the show with details to be announced.

The 3-day show will again fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

Over 250 race cars, representing many different segments of the sport, will be on hand. In addition hardcore vendors will be part of the show along with many racing facilities offering information on their 2017 season.

Again, as in the past, free industry seminars will be offered.

And as in the past the very popular Ms. Motorsport Pageant will take place on Saturday.

Exhibit space is filling quickly so now is a good time to reserve a display area. Call Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 or danny@aarn.com.

For complete show details, ticket prices and more check in at www.aarn.com and go to the Motorsports link.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 5, 2017) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP has announced that RockAuto.com, the online auto parts store founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by automotive engineers, has joined SOD as a primary heat race sponsor partner for 2017. The opportunity became available when an existing sponsor moved up to a new, higher level SOD sponsorship.

RockAuto.com joins Engler Machine & Tool and COMP Cams as the three 2017 SOD heat race sponsors. Unlike the other two sponsors that market their products to racers, RockAuto.com markets to the general public. This heat race opportunity provides a means for expanded exposure to its market.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is known as a progressive leader in innovation and one of only a few sanctioning bodies that pays its competitors for winning heat races; sponsor partners like RockAuto.com make this possible. Competitors appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for a heat race win.

RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to millions of customers worldwide. RockAuto.com has everything from maintenance parts like filters and wiper blades to completely remanufactured transmissions and engines. RockAuto.com carries bumpers, door handles, engine computers, headlight assemblies, carpet and other parts that traditionally were only available from car dealers.

RockAuto.com has parts for both your classic car and your daily driver. RockAuto.com prices are reliably low every day! Order auto parts online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. Go to www.rockauto.com/?a=SprintsOnDirt and find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

 

 

Ian Madsen Amongst Latest Classic Entries

After yet another brilliant season plying his craft across the United States and at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Ian Madsen has returned to Australia for a stint behind the wheel of the Watson’s Express Transport W66 entry with a tilt at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic high on the agenda.

In 2016 Madsen was again prominent at Knoxville where he managed to finish third in the ultra-tough Knoxville Raceway Track Championship behind eventual winner Danny Lasoski and runner-up Brian Brown.

Despite only limited appearances with the World of Outlaws, Madsen was still good enough to finish 17th of the 419 drivers who accrued points throughout the season.

The hard charging Madsen’s performance on the final night of the Knoxville Nationals was also impressive with a run that saw him transfer to the 50-lap feature event via the B-Main, starting from position 23 before making his way through the field to finish inside the top 10 in ninth place.

His form since returning to Australia has also been strong with the Watson’s Transport Express machine having been strong amidst some stout competition in Sydney where Madsen has recorded two wins from his last four starts.

For his sojourn, south to the Classic, Madsen will enjoy the support of Watson’s Transport Express, Valvoline, Westcoast High Performance and WA Fuel Supplies.

Another of the Sydney Speedway regulars, Max Johnston, will also return to take on the three nights of the Classic with the likable native of Razorback NSW again set to take to the famed Warrnambool high banks aboard his familiar N38 entry.

The promotion savvy Johnston has several sponsors including Airplant Services, JMT Civil Contracting, Premier One Cleaning Products, LKI, The Kartworks, Off Axis Helmet Painting, Flair dancewear, Odell Bros. Farming, RPA, Active Vac, Camden Signs, Prompt Mowers and Simmons Civil, who will make his trip to the Classic and potentially an A-Main start a reality!

Having jumped between several rides so far, this season, Daniel Pestka will return to the familiar confines of the Camden Signage and Building Services, V45 for car-owner Dave Challons, Maxwill Motors, Essendon Ford and BR Motorsport.

Setting the bar high, Pestka will be looking to improve on his 24th place finish in the Sunday night A-Main from 2016.

Recently crowned Victorian Champion Aidan Hall from Gawler in South Australia will return to the scene of his greatest racing achievement, albeit with a much tougher assignment on the line come Classic time.

Rated by many very astute judges to be one of the best talents to emerge from South Australia in recent times, which is a massive compliment, Hall will be at the wheel of the South Australia 15 car with thanks to Automotive On-Site, Sailum Tires, L & M Paint and Panel, Speedliner, Seagrims Mechanical Services and Superior Cleaning Services.

Having been a regular visitor to Sungold Stadium in recent times, Western Australia’s Taylor Milling will return to Warrnambool for the first time this season aboard the Totally Work Wear Midland and Vic Park, Westralian Diamond Drillers W25 entry for Classic duty.

For so long a teammate to two-time Australian Champion James McFadden, Milling will be looking to improve on his 19th place finish in B-Main 1 from last January.

Another driver to have caught the attention of some highly-rated judges last summer was the pilot of the NT21 entry, Chace Karpenko.

At the completion of Darwin’s racing schedule, Karpenko loaded the Autosmart, HB Concrete, Bridge Toyota, Maley’s Solicitors, Sign City NT, Norton Abrasives, Mick’s Ally Fab, Opposite Lock Darwin and Lubrimaxx machine to Sydney where he has been super consistent.

Having finished mired (13th) in the second of the C-Mains last year, Karpenko will be keen to improve on that performance come January 20-22.

South Australia’s Lisa Walker has grabbed the opportunity provided to her by former World Series Contracted Star Wayne Rowett with both hands as she continues to learn the ropes of the Sprintcar caper.

Having displayed good car speed in her visits to Premier Speedway so far, this season, Walker simply needs an ounce of luck to make the journey with her at Classic time to potentially record a very strong result.

The diminutive Walker isn’t afraid to stand on the gas in the Murray Bridge Toyota, Action Line Marking, Kynoch Produce, Jolpac, Ennis-Flint and Edwardstown Powdercaoters SA4 entry and is sure to be a fan favorite.

Victoria’s Rhiannon Burleigh will join Walker and American Harli White-Hines in ‘Doing it For the Girls’ at the Classic with the former Junior Sedan graduate set to again be behind the wheel of the immaculately presented MDR Engineering, Mancine Cosmetics, Dawson’s Australia, Leahy Art Design, Ability Press, Lavner Engines and Peter Vorliceh Photography V58 entry.

Burleigh will be joined by another trip of Victorian’s headed up by Peter Milnes in the Wettenhalls Transport, Cinnabar Bakery and Total Fleet Imaging V51 entry. David Aldersley will also return to the Classic looking for a better result than was afforded he during the 2016 edition of the famed event, while Chris Campbell will also be looking for a career best performance aboard the V28 machine as backed by MAC Fire Systems and S & S Tyquin.

South Australia’s Brendan Guerin enjoyed a strong run at the 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and he will be looking to continue that upward form spike when he returns to Warrnambool in two weeks’ time.

Guerin managed a creditable 14th place finish in the B-Main which when considering there were initially 123 cars greet the starter, was a strong effort from th Century Batteries, Hi-Tec Oils, Mocare Australia, 7 Day Sparesm FK Australia and Silver City Motorcycles backed S44 entry.

The final entry of the current batch is Queensland’s Steve Greer who will make his maiden Classic appearance.

Greer who runs the Q84 entry will be supported by Tekno Performance, Signature Refinish Supplies, Five Industries, Shiner Shiners Car Wash Systems, GearWrench and Lucas Oil.

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

BELLBOWEN’S ROLLERCOASTER FESTIVE SEASON

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 5, 2017

It was a rough and at times tumble Christmas / New Year period for Toby Bellbowen. The driver of the Hogs Breath Café number 7 raced in four race meetings in seven days. A good result on the night of January 2 of eleventh has given the team a confidence booster as the big events in January approach.

Speaking about the week that was, Toby did talk about how it was a tough week. “In the end I think it was positive for us. As always it's tougher to run consistently at the front with the calibre of teams that are in the field, but there were definitely some good notes taken out of that tough week.”

“As I say to my guys, when our car is good I feel that I can get 110% out of it. When I am not comfortable in the car though I struggle to get it up the front. The best in our sport are able to do that though and I know I need to work on that. At the same time we need to get our car better from night to night. I'm really pleased with how my guys never stopped putting in the maximum effort, and I feel that I drove the best I could with what I had.”

From now, attention turns to the annual Scott Darley Challenge, to be held at Valvoline Raceway on January 13 and 14. This is one of the most important races on the NSW calendar each year we celebrate the life of Scott Darley. Also awaiting the team is the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic a week later and then the 2017 Australian Sprintcar Championship at the end of the month.

“When the pressure is on we seem to be able to rise to the occasion in a way so I think these next 3 weeks will be good for our team. We ran 4th at last year’s Scott Darley Challenge, quick-timed and ran strong at the Classic and beat 90 odd cars at the Australian Title so I have no doubt we can improve on those foundations.”

A reminder that merchandise is available at the truck each night along with a new range of caps. So make sure you check out the new truck and the merchandise at the same time!

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Hogs Breath Cafe Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel B & B Graphics Pass Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

January Schedule – Toby Bellbowen Motorsport:

January 13 - Valvoline Raceway, Granville January 14 - Valvoline Raceway, Granville January 20, 21 & 22 – Premier Speedway, Warrnambool January 26, 27 & 28 – Valvoline Raceway, Granville

 


 

Ian Madsen Closes 2016 and Opens 2017 In Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in some epic battles to close out the year at Valvoline Raceway, Ian Madsen put an exclamation point on 2016 and got 2017 off to a great start as he picked up a pair of wins with the Watson’s Express Transport team.

“This car was extremely fast all week and it was great to get a couple of wins for this team,” Madsen said. “Rob and Sandra Watson gave me a great opportunity down here and Rib, Clinton, and Dwayne are really working hard to give us a fast racecar.”

Back on December 30th, Madsen would get his night started off by timing the Watson’s Express Transport No. 66 machine in fastest in qualifying time trials before picking up a third place finish during his heat race.

Rolling off the grid from the 10th starting spot, Madsen showed he had an extremely strong piece as he began working his way through a very tough field of cars. Battling with his brother, Kerry, at times, Madsen would use a restart with three laps left in the contest to get around Kyle Larson and go on to claim his second New South Wales Title closing a very exciting 2016 calendar year.

With the calendar changing over to 2017, Madsen would return to the Valvoline Raceway looking for another strong performance during the Annual Firecracker-50.

Timing in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would finish second in his heat race and find himself on the front row for the grueling feature event. The opening 20-circuits were extremely memorable as Madsen and American racer, Brad Sweet put on an epic battle as they fought hard for the top spot until the caution flag led into a scheduled red flag for the Firework celebration.

When the action resumed Madsen was able to shake Sweet who had trouble in turns one and two, and was able to open up a comfortable lead. With Brooke Tatnell and Kerry keeping tabs on Madsen, he would take the checkered flag on the 44th lap as the sky opened up and rain began to fall.

“Both nights were a blast,” Madsen added. “We have some time to regroup, and hopefully we can again run well next week at the Darley race.”

While Madsen continues to run in his native Australia, he is also excited to point out that his KCP Racing team back in Iowa is currently busy preparing to open their 2017 season with the All Stars and World of Outlaws during Florida Speedweek in Mid-February.

“I have to also thank my guys back home for all of their hard work,” Madsen added. “I am lucky enough to be down here enjoying Summer, but they are in Iowa in the cold getting ready for Florida.”

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

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

ON TAP: Madsen at the Watson team will be back at the Valvoline Raceway on January 13th and 14th for the Scott Darley Memorial race.

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.

 

Forrest Lucas among 10 inductees into 30th annual Ozarks' Hall of Fame Class

Wheatland, Missouri (January 4, 2017) - The biggest annual offseason gathering of Ozarks race fans returns to its historical roots on Saturday when the 30th annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion takes place at the Ozark Empire Fairground E-Plex.

Among 10 inductees into the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame is Forrest Lucas, founder of Lucas Oil Products and owner of the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland - a motorsports complex that changed the area's racing landscape when it opened in 2006.

Nine others including NASCAR great Mark Martin will enter the Hall along with Lucas in ceremonies inside the E-Plex - just a few yards from where the old Fairgrounds Speedway race track once sat.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. with an autograph session from 5:30-6:30. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 with a Salute to Champions from local tracks, followed by the Hall of Fame induction. Advance tickets are $15 at O'Reilly Auto Parts locations and $20 at the door.

Area speedways will have informational booths and there will be Ozarks-area racing memorabilia along with vintage and modern race cars on display. One of those cars will be a Mark Martin tribute car. A silent auction featuring various racing items also is scheduled.

Lucas is among five inductees in the "Pioneer" Division, for their contributions to the Ozarks' racing scene in ways other than driving.

Other Ozarks Area Racers Foundation new Hall of Famers in the "Legend" division for driving are Terry Bivins, Rick Sharp, Robbie Johnson and the late Rayme Johnson. The "Pioneer" inductees along with Lucas include the late Julian Marin, Bill Davis, Ned Reynolds and Ronnie Williams.

This year's induction class will bring the total in the Hall to 187. Names of the Hall of Famers are engraved on a black, granite monument permanently on display on the West side of the Fairgrounds on what once was the entrance to the old pit road.

Lucas, an Indiana native whose entrepreneurial spirit built Lucas Oil Products into one of the nation's top companies, purchased the old Wheatland Raceway in 2004 rom Ron and Mary Jenkins. Construction began, literally transforming the landscape of the small Hickory County town.

As part of Lucas' multi-million dollar vision, Lucas Oil Speedway became much more than a race track. A new grandstand with 21 luxury VIP suites, a state-of-the-art bar, concession stand and gift shop were erected. A new pit area was installed with concrete pit stalls plus electric and water in nearly every pit stall. An enclosed tech building was constructed, along with stadium-quality lighting, a high definition video board and scoreboard featuring live-scoring.

In June 2006, a capacity crowd of about 7,000 enjoyed the inaugural event at Lucas Oil Speedway. A decade later, America's "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" at the corners of Highways 54 and 83 is going strong with 100-150 employees during the racing season.

The complex has played host to some of the biggest events in racing: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, Casey's General Stores USMTS Modifieds, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and The Lucas Oil MLRA.

The once inconspicuous little dirt track has become one of the nation's top motorsports destinations. More than 100,000 fans came through the gates in 2016.

"I always wanted a place where we could tape some of the races for television and for it to be real professional quality," Lucas said last year of his decision to build the facility. His racing-centric MAV-TV and the newly launched Lucas Oil Racing Television are ideal avenues to expose some of Lucas Oil Speedway's marquee events to a worldwide audience.

"Everybody who comes there says it's the best dirt track they've ever been to and that's what I want," Lucas said. "What did I want when we built it? We're pretty much getting it. We're having a lot of big races and it is a big name in the racing world. We try to have the best oil in the world, the best television channel in the world and I wanted to have the best race track in the world.

And it keeps growing. A new off-road track is slated to open next summer when the inaugural Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series event is held July 22-23.

Lucas also is prominent in ProtecttheHarvest.com, non-profit formed in 2014 that seeks to actively inform and communicate with the general public about issues regarding agriculture, hunting, fishing and animal ownership.

The 2017 season at Lucas Oil Speedway begins with the Weekly Championship Series opener on April 8, followed by the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals on April 14-15. Here is the complete schedule for 2017.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

 

Brian Brown – Four Top Fives During USA vs. WA Speedweek!

(Bill W) January 4, 2017 – Brian Brown has four races and a week under his belt in Australia with the Wormall Civil/FVP/Casey’s General Stores team. Four top six finishes highlighted the week, as the team got acquainted in the USA vs. Western Australia Speedweek at Quit Bunbury City Speedway and Perth Motorplex in Western Australia. After qualifying just 14th quick and finishing sixth in the opener a week ago Monday at Bunbury, he went on to finish fourth at Perth Tuesday, third at Bunbury Friday and fifth at Perth Sunday. He also registered quick time in the finale.

How did the first week go for you?

Overall was a pretty solid week for our Wormall Civil/FVP/Casey’s General Stores team. We would have liked to get a win during speedweek but with a new team in Wormall Motorsport as well as my crew chief for Australia, Steven Tiner, I felt we gelled great.

You definitely moved forward in just about every event.

We got better every single time we hit the track and that's all you can ask for.

It looked like you were dialed in on Sunday in Perth.

We really felt like we had the speed to win the final night after setting quick time and winning our heat, but narrow track conditions in the final didn't pan out the way we had hoped.

It looks like the competition is going to ramp up this week. You guys are heading east to Murray Bridge for a round with the USC-SA.

We’re really looking forward to heading east and competing on Saturday. I have to really give a big special thanks to Wormall Civil for the massive effort they have put out in bringing us over. And, of course, thanks to Steven Tiner and Michael Williams for all their hard work.

It looked like Speedweek was quite an event.

I’d like to thanks the great fans and track promoters at Bunbury and Perth for the awesome hospitality during USA vs. WA Speedweek.

Brian’s Schedule in Australia and Finishes

Monday, Dec. 26 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 1 – Bunbury (WA) City Speedway, 6th (started 10th)

Tuesday, Dec. 27 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 2 – Perth (WA) Motorplex, 4th (8th)

Friday, Dec. 30 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 3 – Bunbury (WA) City Speedway, 3rd (6th)

Sunday, Jan. 1 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Grand Final – Perth (WA) Motorplex, 5th (3rd)

Saturday, Jan. 7 – International Sprintcars/USC-SA Round 5 – Murray Bridge (SA) Speedway

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Origin of Speed, Sprintcar State of Origin – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Friday, Jan. 13 – Scott Darley Challenge – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Saturday, Jan. 14 – Scott Darley Challenge – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – President’s Cup – Avalon Raceway (VIC)

Thursday, Jan. 19 – King’s Challenge – SRA Borderline Speedway (VIC)

Friday, Jan. 20 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

Saturday, Jan. 21 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

Sunday, Jan. 22 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Australian Sprintcar Championship – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Friday, Jan. 27 – Australian Sprintcar Championship – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Saturday, Jan. 28 – Australian Sprintcar Championship – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

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About Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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C&H Veteran Ent. Presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour announces new Promoter & Sponsor

(Glad Enterprises - Santa Rosa, CA) C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is pleased to announce that operations & promotions of the series have been transferred to Glad Enterprises, Inc and Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth for the upcoming 2017 season & beyond.

The series, which holds the distinction of being the premier Non-Winged Sprint Car touring group in Northern California, was formed in 2008 by Roger Gleason, the proprietor of Joe Hunt Magnetos in Rancho Cordova. Gleason ran the tour until 2014, when Prentice Motorsports Group then took over stewardship.

"I strongly believe in this class and want to see it prosper. We recently reached out to the competitors and our fellow promoters and I feel the schedule, purse, and strategy that we'll initiate for 2017 will reinvigorate the tour once again. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run our events," stated Faeth.

Roger Gleason added, "We're very pleased to have Rick at the helm and he will have our full support."

C&H Veteran Enterprises is a hazardous waste company located in Sacramento, California and is excited to partner with the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Long time racer & crew chief Brian Sperry spoke about the company's involvement saying, "We look forward to being a part of the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. The late Steve Harris had created Racing for the Troops prior to his passing, so being involved here is a way to keep his legacy going. I think this is going to be great for wingless racing in Northern California."

Veteran sprint car driver Scott Hall who has spent the off-season cultivating numerous wingless series sponsorship partners commented, "We saw an opportunity to incorporate our substantial marketing efforts into one restructured wingless series. This enhanced program will feature dramatic increases in race purses and the championship fund. Combining forces into one unified series will benefit the tracks, competitors, and fans."

The series is also pleased to announce that Gary Thomas has been appointed the media director.

The 2017 C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour schedule is in its final stages of completion with a target release date the second week of January. Race purses and championship year end awards announcements will be released simultaneously with the schedule.

 

 

LANDON SIMON TO REPRESENT MT BAKER VAPOR AT 2017 CHILI BOWL NATIONALS

INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2017) – Sprint Car driver Landon Simon, 27, will pilot the Mt Baker Vapor-sponsored, Esslinger-powered XXX chassis at the Chili Bowl Nationals, January 7-15. This year, the midget team is owned by Simon and operated out of the Landon Simon Racing stable in Brownsburg, Ind. The current Indianapolis-based driver will represent his home state of Ohio for the sixth Chili Bowl Nationals to date; his third with Mt Baker Vapor on board and his first as a midget car owner.

This is the 31st annual running of the Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire and held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Chili Bowl is one of the largest indoor racing events in the world. The list of entries currently stands at a record-breaking 363.

"With Landon Simon and Mt Baker Vapor, the enthusiasm goes both ways,” said James Thompson, co-owner of Mt Baker Vapor. “He's brought a lot of excitement to the crowds and our brand in the past years. I think his new midget car is going to bring Landon to the next level. The 2017 Chili Bowl marks a game-changing new era for LSR and Mt Baker Vapor."

For the first time ever, Mt Baker Vapor will showcase their products as a vendor in the tradeshow all week.

Along with primary sponsor Mt Baker Vapor, the team is partnering with Dave and Busters Tulsa for the 5-day event, conveniently located a short drive from the Tulsa Expo Center where the Chili Bowl will take place.

Also for the first time, Suture’s Bar has stepped up to the plate and joined in on the Chili Bowl fun as an associate sponsor for the event.

“I’m ready to kick-off the 2017 season in Tulsa with Mt Baker Vapor, Dave & Busters and Suture’s Bar. It’s been a very busy couple of months getting these midgets ready for Chili Bowl and I couldn’t be more excited to get the week started,” said Simon.

Practice will be held Monday January 9 with preliminary events January 10-13, followed by the $10,000 to win main event Saturday, January 14. Fans can watch LIVE via Racin Boys PPV at www.RacinBoys.com

About Mt Baker Vapor >From an economic standpoint, Mt Baker Vapor makes ecigarettes very cost effective. By switching to ecigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on tobacco-filled cigarettes. An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes. Mt Baker Vapor offers nicotine strengths ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all. You can choose from hundreds of juice options, including specialty flavors, or create your own at www.mtbakervapor.com

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For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO AGAIN HOST BIG RACING EVENT, MARCH 5 T0 MARCH 11

SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS SIGN ON FOR 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The defining details and preparations for the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 5th and run through March 11th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place.

The upcoming event is signing on sponsors to showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always free of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Joining the show for the second consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine prducts are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of products, please visit www.premiofoods.comhttp://www.premiofoods.com

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed. The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from Richie Smith. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their seventh season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302

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

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as drag racers, hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.

 

 

Tickets on sale now for the World of Outlaws & Trophy Cup at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – January 4, 2017…With the New Year’s holiday come & gone the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is happy to announce that tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit in March, along with the 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup in October.

For the World of Outlaws event on Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18 all seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $45 on Friday & $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Friday & $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

With a more condensed spring swing in 2017, the March showcase in Tulare is one of just three weekends’ to catch the “Greatest Show on Dirt” in the Golden State during the early portion of the year. Last season’s event saw Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel scoop up his first career Thunderbowl win.

All seating is also reserved at the Trophy Cup on October 19, 20 & 21. Grandstand tickets cost $45 on Thursday & Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Thursday & Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

All of the top drivers from California & beyond will converge at the Trophy Cup, in what has become the “Grand Daddy” of California Winged Sprint Car racing. Fremont’s Shane Golobic walked out of Tulare $20,000 richer after claiming his first Cup title last October.

To order tickets for both events contact the Thunderbowl Raceway box office at 559-688-0909. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

The 2017 season will officially get underway on Friday & Saturday February 24 & 25 with the inaugural Spring Nationals featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks. Seating at the Spring Nationals will be general admission with adult tickets $15 each night.

Special thanks to all of our marketing partners for making everything possible at the Thunderbowl including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

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.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 4, 2017) – COMP Cams will continue its Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP primary heat race sponsorship for the 2017 season.

COMP Cams’ partnership allows Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP to pay its competitors for winning heat races, something uncommon in sprint car racing. Racers appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for top performance in preliminary races, not just the feature.

COMP Cams competitive drive, superior engineering, and cutting-edge technology has helped it produce more champions than any other camshaft manufacturer. COMP Cams works with the best teams in sprint car racing and fits perfectly as a partner with SOD. COMP Cams has the products that will deliver.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP appreciates its long partnership with COMP Cams and works tirelessly to keep the COMP Cams out front. For more information about COMP Cams, go to www.compcams.com.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow Sprints On Dirt at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

 

 

Speedweek Winners, Former Classic Champs Return and More!

As the teams travel north to continue the sojourn that is World Series Sprintcars, the 2016-17 Speedweek Champion has been crowned while a popular South Aussie also claimed the Privateers Cup as more big names continue to roll in for the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic!

On a night that saw Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool reveal that it still can have a slightly nasty streak, James McFadden put on a display in front of large audience that yet again confirmed just how talented the pilot of the Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsport W17 is.

On a fast and demanding race surface McFadden made the most of his front row starting position to out duel defending World Series Sprintcars Champion Jamie Veal and claim a third win for the week, a result that could quite easily been four wins from four completed rounds except for some misfortune at Avalon on December 30.

McFadden’s win confirmed his standing as the World Series Sprintcars Speedweek Champion adding another $10,000 to his week’s winnings!

Veal did enough to hang onto second, a position he held for the entire 35-lap journey as Brad Keller displayed his talents behind the wheel of the S19 entry to claim an impressive third place finish.

Steven Lines survived some epic mid pack battles to finish fourth and claim the $3,000.00 bonus as the highest placed non-contracted team throughout Speedweek, a result that saw him finish second overall, just ahead of another of the Privateers, Luke Dillon, who again showed his consistency throughout the week.

Third place in the Privateers Cup went the way of the Diamond Bay Motorsports Team and current Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson.

Johnson finished fifth on Sunday night and was followed home by Dillon, Darren Mollenoyux, Matthew Reed, Brooke Tatnell and Jake Tranter.

While the large crowd on hand witnessed an exciting night of racing, most will still be keeping a keen eye on the entry list for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which continues to grow.

The latest batch of entries includes not one but two American Classic Champions.

Shane Stewart the 2010 Champion and two-time runner up is set to return to Classic duty along with 2015 Champion and perennial crowd favorite Kyle Hirst who will re-unite with Kyneton based car owner Michael Cunningham to form the second part of the two car PRP Engineering team.

Stewart will make his Classic return at the wheel of the Brett Milburn owned V68 entry, in what potentially is a potent combination.

Hirst and Cunningham will not only enjoy the support of PRP Engineering but also the backing of Penrite Oil and CGDM.

Having finished fourth in 2016, Hirst would dearly love to add a second Classic crown to his resume, on the back of what was another stout season in his native California in the King of the West Sprintcar Series.

Stewart, whose day job it is to pilot the sublime Larson Marks number 2 on the legendary World of Outlaws Tour will campaign a familiar Cool Chassis with the support of Essendon Mitsubishi and Parr Motorsports.

A sixth-place finish in the driver standings in 2016 was reward for a season that produced an impressive tally of eight World of Outlaws feature race wins for Stewart as his fledgling team continued to find its feet on the toughest Sprintcar proving ground in the World.

With Milburn set to provide all he needs to be successful, it would not surprise to see Stewart produce the types of performances we became accustomed to seeing as he wheeled his way around Australia for car owners such as Bill Mann, Luch Monte and Colin Bulmer.

Having finished 16th in the A-Main at the 44th running of the Classic last January, Simpson’s John Vogels will again be looking to put the distinctively familiar Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers V70 into the big dance again in 2017.

Vogels form has been impressive, albeit without any luck, so far this season, so it wouldn’t surprise to see the Lucas Oil, D & J Contracting, Vogels Motors, Ace Body Corporate Management Cool in amongst the action when the whips are cracking again come Classic Sunday! Livewire South Aussie Jake Tranter has invested many hours on the road as he goes in search of additional seat time and racing experience so far throughout the 2016-17 season.

Having knocked on the door of an A-Main appearance in 2016 (finishing 14th in the B-Main), Tranter may just be the Classic wild card of 2017, flying under the radar to secure a coveted A-Main start.

The S45 of Tranter will be adorned with the sponsorship decals of East Coast Logistics, Battery World, NATRAD Radiators and Auto Air as well as Sunnyside Instant Lawn for his visit to Sungold Stadium from January 20 to 22.

Another driver to have found himself in the B-Main in 2016 was Morwell’s Dennis Jones, with the pilot of the DJE CNC Machining, Sandvik, Gatts Panel Works Transall Motors, OMT and the Weld Spot backed V17 set to return to the Classic on the back of some good recent form.

The much travelled and hugely experienced Darren Jensen will make the long haul from his Queensland base for his seemingly annual trip south for the Classic.

For so long a part of the furniture with the travelling World Series Sprintcars Tour, Jensen will again utilise some potent KRE Horsepower as he looks to better his C-Main result of 2016.

Joining KRE Race Engines in the Jensen camp will be BHR Fabrications, Cometic, Valvoline, Dryden Signs, Bolt King and Thermal Edge Coatings.

Matt Egel aboard the Downing Brothers S97 orange rocket had a Classic he would prefer to forget in 2016, so it goes without saying that the hard charging Egel will be looking to stamp his class on the field over the three nights of competition.

With Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, National Karate, Moore Mechanical, Vin’s Buses and Regency Screens all throwing their support behind the cause, all the South Aussie based team needs is that element of luck to see them prosper this time around.

Charles Hunter, the son of the legendary Victorian hard–charger Butch Hunter, continues the family tradition of campaigning competitive equipment on a shoe-string budget, an effort that has seen the likable Hunter become somewhat of a fan favorite in Victoria.

Having finished a creditable 11th in C-Main 2 in 2016, Hunter will no doubt take it one event at a time as he goes in search of an improved 2017 result for his supporters R.A.K Davis and Sons Cartage Contractors, AAC Electrical and Telecommunications, Auspac Exhausts, Parr Motorsports and Brand FX.

Tasmania’s Callum Zizek, will fly the flag for the Apple Isle as he launches his 2017 Classic campaign aboard the DB Goodyer Developments and MK Excavations T22 entry,

Zizek missed the 2016 Classic and will be another the young guns looking to take it right up to some of their more experienced rivals this year.

The S37 of Terry Kelly has shown excellent car speed at times throughout the season thus far and after failing to qualify in 2016 and with an increased racing program of late, Kelly could well be one of the big improvers in 2017.

With a plethora of support coming from Inland Crane Hire Mildura, Bridgestone Mildura, Snap-On Mildura, Parsons Diesel Services, Artworx Mildura, Kamstra Rock and Soil Drilling along with Sunraysia Pipes and Products, Kelly will be ready to stand on the gas when the green flag drops of January 20.

Another South Aussie Daniel Evans aboard the Chris Evans Transport and Scott’s Electrical SA44 machine and Victoria’s Harley Bishop in the Lucas Oil and Kerbrider Kart Centre ACT15 will also take their place in the Classic field – all primed to try and make the final cut of 24 starters for the Sunday night A-Main event.

The 2017 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, Oval Express Magazine and GJ Gardner Homes.

Despite the steady flow of entries all intending competitors are reminded that pre-entries close on Monday January 9, 2017 with a late nomination fee to be incurred thereafter.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Both three night and individual night tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au, while single night tickets will also be available on the specific race days from 9am at the Warrnambool side ticket box on the day of the event.

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

Initial 2017 Sprint Invaders Schedule Announced!

(Bill W) January 3, 2017 – Eight dates have been announced for the upcoming Sprint Invaders schedule. Additional dates will be added, but the series would like to reveal those that are in the books for 2017!

The season opens at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, April 1. Chris Martin won the opener last season, and used it to propel him to the season championship. Martin racked up four wins along the way.

34 Raceway has hosted a total of 52 features since the series’ inception in 2002, and it will be the site of four events in 2017. In addition to the season opener, other dates include Sunday, May 28, Saturday, August 19 and the season championship on Saturday, September 23. Matt Rogerson and Jerrod Hull have five wins apiece to lead 29 competitors who have tasted victory in Sprint Invaders competition at 34. In addition to Martin, 2016 winners there included Jon Agan, Ryan Jamison and Jarrod Schneiderman.

The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa has hosted 40 feature events for the Sprint Invaders, and two dates are scheduled this season. The first will be on Friday, May 26, and the second on Friday, August 18. John Schulz was the victor at the 3/8-mile oval in 2016. Kaley Gharst holds the career feature win mark in Donnellson with five.

The series will make their traditional visit to the Cedar County Fair on Thursday, July 13. The tight bullring can always be counted on for great action. This will mark the eleventh trip for the series to the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton. Martin was the winner there in 2016. Gharst, Jamison and Bobby Mincer have all won the event twice.

The series was welcomed to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds with open arms in 2016 after a very successful debut the year before that saw Jamie Ball the winner. Schulz won a slide-fest on the high banks with his nephew, Josh Schneiderman, last year to bring the crowd to their feet. The series returns there during the fair Tuesday, July 25.

Stay tuned to the Sprint Invaders website at www.SprintInvaders.com regarding dates to be added for 2017, and for more information on the series.

2017 Sprint Invaders Schedule (Additional Dates to be Added)

Saturday, April 1 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, May 26 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Sunday, May 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, July 13 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)

Tuesday, July 25 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)

Friday, August 18 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, August 19 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Saturday, September 23 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sprint Invaders Season Champions

2002 – Ryan Jamison

2003 – Tyson Hart

2004 – Bobby Mincer

2005 – Jesse Giannetto

2006 – Ryan Jamison (2)

2007 – Kaley Gharst

2008 – John Schulz

2009 – Bobby Mincer (2)

2010 – Kaley Gharst (2)

2011 – Matt Sutton

2012 – Ryan Jamison (3)

2013 – Russ Hall

2014 – Jon Agan

2015 – Jon Agan (2)

2016 – Chris Martin

Top Twelve All-time Feature Sprint Invaders Winners

1. Kaley Gharst, 21
2. Jerrod Hull, 18
3. John Schulz, 13
4. Terry McCarl, 10
5. Bobby Mincer, 9
Matt Sutton, 9
7. Jesse Giannetto, 7
Matt Rogerson, 7
9 Bobby Hawks, 6
Jeff Mitrisin, 6
Jon Agan, 6
Ryan Jamison, 6

 

 

Annual OKC Trade Show This Weekend!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – January 3, 2017 – The 19th annual OKC Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet is all set to take place this coming Friday and Saturday night, January 6-7, 2017, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Also, one of the stars of The Discovery Channels hit show “Street Outlaws” will also be on hand to sign autographs and sell souvenirs. Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show and trade show exhibit and swap meet space are also available now. For reservations, you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday (January 6) from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors. Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 7th from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

4 Speed Promotions also will have available booth space for all track promoters; complete with table and two chairs along with backdrop at a reduced price. This will be a perfect opportunity for you to have available your 2017 track rules, schedules, registrations, etc. and a chance to talk with the drivers but your fellow promoters as well.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

As an added attraction for this annual event, “The White Rhino” driven by Moore, Oklahoma’s Ron Gibbany, will have his truck on display and have a booth set up to sign autographs, take pictures with the truck and patrons will be able to buy official “White Rhino” merchandise. The White Rhino was ranked in the top ten on Discovery Channels hit television series “Street Outlaws” featuring his 1993 GMC C-1500 Ext. Cab competing against other Oklahoma City area street legal cars, referred to as the (405).

To find out more information on the 19th annual Oklahoma Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows in Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas. You can also check out their daily updates on the official facebook page: Auction Raceshow. To reserve your booth space, consignment lot numbers and “promoters row” call (940) 733-8937.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Take Me Back to Tulsa!

(Bill W) January 3, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. will kick off the 2017 season at next week’s Chili Bowl for midgets at the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma. The 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National champion is ready to go thanks to new partner, the Youth Racing League. The Sunnyvale, Texas native has made two B mains in his short Chili Bowl Career.

Until recently, Sam wasn’t sure he’d be running the Chili Bowl this year. “It’s been kind of a scramble really,” he says. “We didn’t think we’d be racing, but I met up with the folks from the Youth Racing League in Oklahoma at PRI (in Indianapolis). They are sponsoring a motor for us for the Chili Bowl. It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow. I don’t like to rush, but we’ll do what we have to do to race next week.”

He’s still looking to qualify for his first final. “Our best result was a few years ago when we ran ninth in the B main,” says Sam. “We missed the show by three spots. The best we’ve felt in the car was two years ago. We were on the pole of our preliminary feature and we got taken out. We were really good in the heat and Qualifier.”

Over the years, Sam has improved his setup and feel for the midget. “We’d figured a lot of stuff out on the car, and then unfortunately, last year, we blew up,” he says. “That didn’t help anything. We’ve got a really good car though. We’ve made improvements on it every year. This year, we probably weren’t going to run, so we’re really thankful for the help we got from the Youth Racing League.”

The team will be busy this week getting ready for Tulsa. “We’ll be hard at work the rest of this week and get ready,” says Sam. “We’ll find out what day we’re going next week and give it our best!”

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Sam would like to thank Highway 79 Collision Center, the Sparks Family, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Champion Oil, NAPA Auto Parts of Franklin and Sherwin Williams.

 

 

Golobic Rounds Out Clauson-Marshall Racing Chili Bowl Team

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (January 3, 2017) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing stable for next week’s Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK, is complete with the addition of Shane Golobic to the star-studded lineup.

Golobic joins in on the team that includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson and recent Junior Knepper 55 winner Tyler Courtney.

“We have assembled one heck of a team, and I’m sure Bryan is looking down with a smile on his face knowing that we are all doing this with him in our hearts,” Golobic comments. “There is no doubt this year’s Chili Bowl will be an emotional one, but I think we are all more driven than ever to ‘Park It’ for BC.”

Golobic, a past World of Outlaws feature winner, comes off a 2016 season that included a National USCA Midget win in last March’s Shamrock Classic along with a Queens Royal triumph at Farmington, MO, and the Trophy Cup title at Tulare among a number of Sprint Car wins.

“It is hard to explain how excited and honored I am to be teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing / Matt Wood Racing for the Chili Bowl” Golobic says. “I have been lucky enough to drive for Matt for a little over a year now and I couldn’t ask for a better person to drive for. His passion for the sport of Midget racing is unbelievable, and it’s people like himself, Tim and Richard that make our sport so great.”

The relationship between Golobic and Clauson goes back to the early years of the Fremont, California racer’s career.

“This one might be the most personal entry I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with,” Tim Clauson explains. “His on track diversity reminds me of the person we are building this team in honor of. “

Clauson explains the beginnings of the relationship with Golobic.

“I have known Shane since he was five years old and have been involved in his racing since that time,” Clauson says. “We have shared victory lane together since he was eight years old, winning at Gasoline Alley in a Quarter Midget. For whatever reason, we just click when we’re together. We have parked it in Quarter Midgets, Midgets and Sprint Cars and in our two attempts together at Chili Bowl we have landed in the Saturday night A Main two times.”

It’s about more than just what Golobic does on the track though.

“While Shane’s on track accomplishments are obvious, it is his off track demeanor and kindness and work ethic that makes me the most proud to have him in our cars,” Clauson explains. “At the end of the day, I wanted drivers who exemplified who Bryan was both on and off the track and there is no other person that does that any better both on and off the track.”

The Clauson-Marshall Racing team joins forces with Matt Wood Racing on Golobic’s Chili Bowl effort.

“Getting to partner with Matt Wood on Shane’s entry just adds to the personal component of this entry,” Clauson says. “Matt was Bryan’s winged car owner, but became so much more in not only Bryan’s life but our family’s life as well. Matt has become a very dear friend and might be the one guy I know who has more passion for the sport than what I think I have. It will be fun to see who can get to the Tulsa Expo Center the earliest every morning to start unloading cars.”

Matt Wood shares Clauson’s enthusiasm for the upcoming Chili Bowl effort.

“I have to be the luckiest guy in racing,” Wood exclaims. “I got a chance to race with my son for 11 years. I got out of racing for three days, then struck a deal with Bryan Clauson that would change my life forever. Then there was a short stint with Kerry Madsen that I thoroughly enjoyed, got out of racing for about seven days, and then was fortunate enough to partner with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and have Joey Saldana drive our World of Outlaws car in 2017 and now get to announce Shane Golobic as one of our six Chili Bowl entries. Shane represents the best of every driver I've had. He is the consummate professional in the car.”

Wood is pleased to team with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team.

“Bryan forged a bond between Tim and I that will last a lifetime,” Wood explains. “Being a part of anything that involves people the caliber of Tim Clauson, Richard Marshall and Shane Golobic is an absolute honor.”

Richard Marshall describes just how Golobic fits into the Clauson-Marshall Racing mix.

“One of the things that makes this year’s driver line-up special is our diversity of backgrounds, resumes and personalities,” Marshall says. “Not only is Shane a winning race car driver, but also a degreed Engineer.”

Marshall continues, “I admire his focus and goal-oriented approach to the sport. He not only strives to be a better driver, but enjoys diving into the engineering to help discover what will make our car perform better on the track. What Shane does share with this year’s Chili Bowl teammates is how he carries himself on and off the track. That is extremely important for us.”

Marshall appreciates the opportunity to pursue a Golden Driller at the Tulsa Expo Raceway next week.

“Like Matt, I just feel like a plain lucky guy!” Marshall points out. “I get to work some of the most quality people in the sport and win races with our racing family. Jennifer and I start getting butterflies in our stomachs this time of year. This year’s Chili Bowl is taking that to a new level! Bryan would be proud.”

Golobic’s tenth career Chili Bowl officially gets under way with next Thursday night’s qualifying card as he guns for a fifth career Saturday night championship feature start.

“Tim and I have been family close to 20 years now and we have a bond that will never be broken,” Golobic explains. “Racing together has always felt so natural, and our results have reflected it. I can’t thank Tim and Richard Marshall enough for all that they have done to get this program together. I have never had more confidence heading into a Chili Bowl, and I am excited to see what this team can do.”

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team is available at www.clausonmarshallracing.com.

 

 

Weikert’s Livestock, Inc rejoins Gary Kauffman Racing as major sponsor, Pace Performance and Gsell’s Whitetails also major contributors

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (January 3, 2017) - Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will enter the 2017 season with not only a new look, but also a new name on the sideboard, as Weikert’s Livestock, Inc rejoins the Biglerville, Pennsylvania-based operation as the team’s title sponsor for the upcoming year. In addition, Boardman, Ohio’s Pace Performance and Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Gsell’s Whitetails will also join the Gary Kauffman Racing stable for the new year adding depth to a long list of dedicated supporters.

“We are excited to have Weikert’s Livestock return in 2017, and we are especially grateful for their commitment in making this team a winning combination,” Danny Dietrich said. “They have been a part of our program for a long time, but this year they are taking things a step higher. We are also proud to welcome Pace Performance and Gsell’s Whitetails as major contributors in 2017. I’m confident that their support will allow our team to continue along a path of competitiveness and success. It is exciting to see our racing family grow.”

“Double-D,” the 2016 PA Sprint Speedweek champion and nine-time main event winner, plans to enter over 100 events during his 2017 campaign, most of which behind the wheel of the familiar Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fuit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/No. 48. The Gettysburg native will launch his season with competition in Florida; joining car owner Tom Buch for an eight-race campaign at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park from February 9-19.

“It is definitely going to be a busy season, but this is what I live for,” Dietrich explained. “I can’t thank Gary Kauffman enough for his help and support. I also need to thank my team. They do an amazing job keeping me race-ready each and every week, so I’m thankful to have those guys behind me. Tom Buch also stepped forward this year and helped me add some depth to my schedule when I wasn’t committed to the ‘48.’ I’m excited to get the year rolling.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway. 2017 Highlights: N/A

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

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

 

 

Max Stambaugh preps for first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, Ohio (January 3, 2017) - Since announcing his plans to follow the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign full-time in 2017, “Mad Max” Stambaugh has been hard at work prepping the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine/No. 33M. Despite committing to an entire season for Ray Marshall, Stambaugh will begin his 2017 campaign aboard his own Biggies Coast to Coast/Triple JJJ/Specialized Therapy/Dale’s Concrete/No. 5M sprinter, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, for three nights of action on February 9-11.

“I’m excited to get the year started in Florida. I’m going to begin the year in our family car at Bubba Raceway Park, then I’ll join Ray Marshall and his team beginning the first weekend of April,” Max Stambaugh said. “Unfortunately for Ray (Marshall) and the team, making it to Florida was almost impossible due to his work commitments. Hopefully our trip south goes well and we can begin our season on a solid note.”

“Mad Max” Stambaugh, a two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up, will only enter competition at Bubba Raceway Park during his trip to the Sunshine State; his first-ever visit to the northern Florida venue.

“With work, it was tough for me to commit to the entire All Star schedule in Florida. My work schedule can be demanding,” Stambaugh said. “With that said, I wouldn’t be able to make this trip to Bubba Raceway Park possible without the help from our friends at Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Specialized Therapy, and Dale’s Concrete. They have been supporters of mine for a long time. To have them come back to our family team and help us get to Florida is very special. We’ll do our best to represent them at the highest level.”

Once his Florida campaign is complete, Stambaugh will rejoin the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 8.

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

Scelzi Posts Career-Best Runner-Up Result During USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek Finale in Australia

Inside Line Promotions - KWINANA BEACH, Western Australia, Australia (Jan. 3, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi wrapped up the four-race USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek by producing his best-ever finish in Australia on Sunday when he powered to a runner-up result at Perth Motorplex.

The Fresno, Calif., resident recorded two podiums, three top fives and four top 10s to finish tied for third place in the Speedweek standings.

"We tied our teammate, Brian Brown, for third in the standings so that was a great showing for us," he said. "I can't thank my brother, Giovanni, as well as Shane Farmer, Michael Keen and the entire Wormall Motorsport team for making this happen. To have the speed we had all week was a big confidence booster and should lead us to more strong results in the future."

Scelzi, who is driving for Wormall Motorsport during his first-ever trip to race in Australia, kicked off last weekend on Friday at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, by qualifying fourth quickest.

He was on pace to win his first heat race before a cut tire dropped him to a fifth-place result. Scelzi then advanced from sixth to fourth place in the second heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"There was no passing," he said. "The track was one lane through the middle without lifting. We had a great car, but it was impossible to pass. We took advantage of the opportunities we got to pass a couple of cars and earn a top five."

Scelzi maneuvered to a fifth-place result. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/AUH2oPEXENY.

The USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek concluded on Sunday at Perth Motorplex, where Scelzi timed in seventh quickest during qualifying. He then placed fourth in the first heat race and rallied from sixth to third place in the second heat. Scelzi advanced through the pole shuffle to finish second, which started him on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"The polesitter got the jump and took off," he said. "The groove was around the bottom. About halfway through the race when we were in traffic I got to his rear bumper. He went high to lap a car and I went low. Unfortunately, the lapped car ran me out of room and by the time I got by him the leader was gone."

Scelzi's second-place finish marked his second podium in the last three races. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/WEVFWAeCyIY.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, with the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 30 - Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 4; Heat race #1: 5 (1); Heat race #2: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (7).

Jan. 1 - Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 7; Heat race #1: 4 (4); Heat race #2: 3 (6); Pole Shuffle: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (2).

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, with the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

Taylor Amped for Chili Bowl Opportunity in New Kruseman Car

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (Jan. 3, 2017) - Zac Taylor is excited for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next week after recently visiting car owner Cory Kruseman's shop in California.

The midget racing extravaganza is set for Jan. 10-14 in Tulsa, Okla., and has a record 363 entries. Among the challengers Taylor will be facing include 57 former A-Feature starters along with seven Chili Bowl champions. There are drivers from five different countries entered in the event.

"It rained nearly the entire time we were in California, but we were able to spend a couple days in Cory's shop getting the seat in the car and talking about what we need to do," Taylor said. "I'm ecstatic. I go to school three days and then I'm off to the Chili Bowl. It's my second Chili Bowl and for me to get to race against some of the best racers in the world … I'm a little bit nervous, but excited about the challenge."

Taylor's preliminary night is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the No. 12K. He will compete against the likes of NASCAR star Kyle Larson and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standout Joey Saldana. Taylor is in one of four cars Kruseman Driving School will be fielding for the Chili Bowl.

"Cory put together a new Bullet chassis," Taylor said. "It's the same kind of car Keith Kunz (whose cars have won the Chili Bowl the last two years) fields. They said the car is very neutral and gets great rear wheel bite and will suit my driving style a lot better. Last year we made the double C Main and I'm very confident we can improve on that."

In addition to driving his family owned 305ci winged sprint car in 2016, Taylor raced a midget for Todd Henry more than a dozen times and earned a second-place finish in the final points standings for the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. He was also named the RMMRA Rookie of the Year.

2016 SEASON STATS -

33 races, 6 wins, 18 top fives, 26 top 10, 27 top 15, 29 top 20

UP NEXT -

Jan. 10-14 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rock Springs Auto Repair in Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Powersports in Rock Springs, Wyo.; and Randy McConnell of AAA Auto Insurance

"I can't thank those businesses enough for coming on board to help me get to the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "To know they believe in me and want to help me live out my dream gives me a tremendous amount of confidence."

Taylor would also like to thank USA Performance Engines, H&H Resurfacing, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Coverage Begins in One Week Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 3, 2017) - A record 363 entries have been turned in for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which begins a week from Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The marquee midget event will again feature four preliminary nights before the finale on Jan. 14 as 57 previous A Main starters and 72 rookies are among the competitors vying for the coveted Golden Driller.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, enhanced graphics, replays and more, during each preliminary night and through the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Jan. 14.

Also, RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will present the post-race press conferences live every night plus the preview press conference next Monday free of charge. Viewers just need to log in to the RacinBoys website to view.

A special price for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day.

To purchase, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Scott Traylor anchors the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl coverage with Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers among the RacinBoys voices. Scotty Cook will conduct driver interviews from the pits and Victory lane throughout the week.

Nationally known motor sports writer Reid Spencer will provide exclusive content daily during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the RacinBoys website.

RacinBoys live coverage of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.TV, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Gary's Speed Shop, Northwest Focus Midget Series, Hyper Racing, McCarthy Auto Group, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps.

Thanks to Jeff Bowen of Blue Sky Productions for contributions to RBN's live coverage of both Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on LucasOilRacing.TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 350 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Allstar Midget Series Joins POWRi in 2017

Belleville, IL - The youthful and thriving Allstar Midget Series based out of the Kansas City, Missouri region will join POWRi in 2017. The goal of the Allstar Midget Series at its inception in 2014 was to bring midget racing back to the Kansas City area on a regular basis, after a 40 year absence. This goal has been accomplished and the next task for the Allstar Midget Series is to continue on the trajectory of growth for the series, building on their solid footing in the Kansas City region.

"Sanctioning the Allstar Midget Series is an excellent way to promote the growth of midget racing, while still giving teams the ability to run a local track on a fairly regular basis," said POWRi Director of Competition, Jason McCord.

Staying true to its roots, the POWRi Allstar Outlaw Midget Series will continue running a Chili Bowl set of rules in which various types of midgets will be allowed to run. Ray Boyles, current owner of the Allstar Midget Series, will continue as the Director of the POWRi Allstar Midget Series. "POWRi has shown us year after year that they are the type of organization that we want to be involved with," stated Allstar Midget Series owner Ray Boyles. "This is something we probably should have done last year, but going forward, this will allow us to race together and continue focusing on the growth of midget racing in the Kansas City area."

Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri will host the POWRi Allstar Outlaw Midget Series on a bi-weekly basis. An approximate 20 to 25 race schedule will be released in early 2017, located on www.powri.com under the SCHEDULE/RESULTS tab, in the POWRi Allstar Midget section. "This is a great opportunity for Valley Speedway to have the support of both sanctioning bodies and grow midget racing in the Kansas area" said Owner Dennis Shrout. Valley Speedway will supply an end of the year point fund and contingencies.

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

 

 

RON BOUCHARD’S FAMOUS RACE CARS TO BE PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW; AUTO RACING’S ZANIEST HALL OF FAMER KEVIN OLSON WILL ALSO BE APPEARING

OAKS, PA January 2, 2017 . . . When Ron Bouchard won the Talladega 500 NASCAR Cup race in a photo finish with Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte in 1981, it was considered one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history. The win helped Bouchard clinch the Rookie of the Year honors even though he raced in just 22 of the 31 scheduled races that year.

When the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, January 20-22, 2017, the Race Hill Farms No. 47 Cup car that Bouchard drove to that very impressive win will be on display.

In fact a second car, driven by Bouchard, the Len Boehler No. 3 Modified, will also be part of the three-day show. This car was driven to numerous race wins by Bouchard at a variety of Northeastern speedways including Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson, Seekonk, Waterford Speedbowl and Westboro Speedway.

Bones Bourcier wrote in his book, “RON BOUCHARD, Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg,” “Rivals, teammates, friends and family members recall one of the Northeast’s most popular drivers, whose spectacular Modified career—he won from New England to Florida—was followed by a NASCAR Cup Series victory at Talladega and Rookie of the Year honors at stock car racing’s highest level.”

After his Cup career came to an end the popular racer returned home to Fitchburg, Mass., to open Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores representing Honda, Kia, Nissan and FCA. He passed away in December 2015 after battling cancer.

The book will be on sale at the Coastal 181 display area during the show.

Ron’s wife, Paula, will be on hand at the show along with author Bourcier to talk about Ron’s great career and the book and to sign autographs.

Also appearing in the Coastal 181 area will be 50-year racing veteran Kevin Olson. His new book titled “Cages Are For Monkeys” is a fun read in which he and co-author Lew Boyd give readers details on a Midget racing career that took him all over the United States and Down Under. He has won numerous championships and is a member of several Halls of Fame.

Olson, considered racing’s zaniest Hall of Famer, will be sharing stories of his career and talking about his book. Of course copies will be available and Kevin will be more than happy to sign them.

A featured guest at Motorsports 2017 will be seven time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty considered the King of NASCAR.

Many other well-known racers and personalities will be appearing at the show with details to be announced.

The 3-day show will again fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

Over 250 race cars, representing many different segments of the sport, will be on hand. In addition hardcore vendors will be part of the show along with many racing facilities offering information on their 2017 season.

Again, as in the past, free industry seminars will be offered.

Exhibit space is filling quickly so now is a good time to reserve a display area. Call Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 or danny@aarn.com.

For complete show details, ticket prices and more check in at www.aarn.com and go to the Motorsports link.

 

 

The Ultimate Wingless Shootout at Weedsport Comes in 2017!

$5,000 to win event on Sunday, June 25th.

WEEDSPORT, NY – As the calendar turns to 2017, the Weedsport Speedway announces the first ever Ultimate Wingless Shootout! A $5,000 to win wingless event for 360 sprint cars from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the United Racing Club (URC).

The stage will be set on Sunday, June 25th, as the best 360 Sprint racers in the Northeast will go outside the box vying for a chance to be the first Wingless Shootout Champion. Weedsport’s Sportsman Shootout Series competitors will join the wingless warriors making for an exciting 1-2 punch.

“We have been talking to Dean Reynolds from ESS for quite some time about trying a wingless event. We both agreed this was the year to try to make it happen, and June 25th was a perfect fit,” noted Weedsport promoter Jimmy Phelps. “All of us are super excited about this event. The northeast has some really good 360 racers, and it will be awesome to see how they adapt, and who will prevail. We still have some work to do and our goal is to find an open date to open the track for some practice, but one thing is for sure, it will be fun to watch.”

“Jimmy and I have been throwing around the idea for a while now. There is plenty of interest from our guys to take the wings off for an event and we think this will be a big hit,” Dean Reynolds, VP of ESS mentioned. “It’s fun doing something special once a year, just like our asphalt show that has been very successful. I think Weedsport’s size and shape is perfect for a wingless event.”

The event will be open competition with any driver and 360 team invited to attend. Both ESS and URC have agreed to place on their schedules with ESS officials helping in organizing the affair.

Weedsport Speedway has received a complete make over since Al Heinke has taken ownership. Upgrades to the facility include a state of the art LED lighting system and sound system, a huge jumbo tron with real time broadcasting, new concession areas, revamped pit area, all new grandstands and VIP towers, a new grand entrance, as well as a multi-groove racing surface.

The Ultimate Wingless Shootout at Weedsport adds to an already exciting 2017 schedule, which includes Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Super DIRTcar Series big and small block modifieds, Empire Super Sprints, Sportsman Shootout Series, as well as DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Look for further information, including a full schedule release, in the coming weeks.

Everyone from the Weedsport Speedway wishes all a very Happy New Year and for the latest up to date information on the upcoming 2017 season, please log on to www.weedsportspeedway.com or you can follow us on Facebook under Weedsport Speedway and on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy.

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Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation Announces 2017 Spring Scholarship Winners

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 31, 2016) - The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 spring recipients of its scholarship fund.

Aaron Dromgoole, Darby Ballestero and Brayden Trigueiro were each selected for the award based on character, community service and an essay about Donnie Ray Crawford and his life. The three individuals will be honored on Saturday during the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation has given out approximately 20 scholarships totaling more than $30,000 since its inception approximately five years ago. This marks the second consecutive year that the Foundation will sponsor the Hard Charger Award in all nine classes at the Tulsa Shootout. Each Hard Charger will receive a mini Snap-On tool box.

The non-profit foundation was created in honor of Crawford, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2012. The Foundation helps provide financial assistance to young adults within the racing community who, like Crawford, have a passion for racing and a love of education.

There are three tiers that the Foundation is based upon, Crawford's mother, Jodie, said:

"The first is that Donnie Ray prioritized education. He was pursuing his dream of earning his degree in Petroleum Engineering. Therefore, education is an important aspect of the Foundation.

"Second, the racing community had been Donnie Ray's second family for the majority of his life. He was involved in saving the life of a young racer, Harli White, whose race car caught on fire in 2008. While White was stuck inside the burning car, Donnie Ray ran to the scene and pulled White from the flames. He always wanted to give back to those who helped mold him into the person he became.

"The final tier is Donnie Ray's testimony, which was recorded on the Wednesday night at the 2012 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. It was less than 72 hours before his death and has been a lifeline during the difficult time since. It continues to bring comfort, hope and strength."

To view Crawford's testimony, visit https://youtu.be/kwQ9qzRFhPc.

Jodie Crawford added that the sole purpose of the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation is to help others pursue their dreams in the same manner that Crawford was pursuing his.

In addition to assisting financial needs for individuals pursuing a post-secondary education, the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation is committed to racer's relief and faith missions. The Foundation has given money to Kevin Swindell and the USAC benevolent fund in honor of Bryan Clauson, it has funded one mission trip and donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Little Light House.

To learn more about the scholarship fund, visit http://www.donnieraycrawford.com/Scholarship.aspx .

Stay tuned to the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation social media accounts for upcoming news about a unique t-shirt design that will be sold during the 2017 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DonnieRayCrawford.com

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

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

DONNIE RAY CRAWFORD LEGACY FOUNDATION -

The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation was established in memory of Donnie Ray Crawford, who passed away in January 2012. The non-profit foundation helps provide financial assistance to young adults within the racing community, who, like Donnie Ray, have a passion for racing and a love of education. Donnie Ray put his all into racing, but knew that it may or may not be his career. He came to the realization that his future should be dependent on education rather than racing. Donnie Ray was currently enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to finish the dream of earning his degree in Petroleum Engineering.

ABOUT DONNIE RAY CRAWFORD -

Donnie Ray Crawford was introduced to the sport of racing at a very young age. He was a mere 2-days-old when he attended his first sprint car race in which his father, multi-champion Donnie Crawford, was racing.

Donnie Ray began his racing career at 10-years-old when he competed in mini sprints. Along the way, he participated in a variety of sprint car, midget and mini-sprint competitions. He won numerous point championships and prestigious events such as the Tulsa Shootout, Pete Frazier Memorial, Al Lemmon's Memorial, Oklahoma Nationals. Other accomplishments include ASCS2 wins, SMRS wins with an overall second-place point finish two years in a row, and Rookie of the Year titles, including Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year in 2007 by finishing fifth-place overall. Another accomplishment he was very proud of was his qualifier night victory in the 2011 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals - almost exactly one year before he passed away at only 24-years-old.

Donnie Ray became a true hero in 2008 when he saved the life of then 12-year-old Harli White by pulling her out of a burning race car. This act of heroism was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network as well as ESPN.

 

 

2016 All HammerDown! Team

– December 30, 2016 Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2016 All-HammerDown! Team. Led by Racer’s Racing Series Champion, Daryn Pittman, the 40 driver “team” includes those who performed best at the highest paying and most prestigious American, grass roots, open-wheel events. Five drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 14 years since the honor was created in 2003. The legendary five are: Dave Darland, Danny Lasoski, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, and Donny Schatz. One driver made the team in 2016 for the first time in his career; Jamie Veal of Australia. Among the 40 drivers to receive this badge of honor is the late, Bryan Clauson.

“Bryan was the epitome of a racer’s racer,” said Bobby Gerould, editor of HammerDownUSA.com. “Bryan really helped further the philosophy that the best drivers are not limited to one discipline within open-wheel racing. He succeeded wildly in non-wing but he wanted to challenge himself to become great with a wing too.”

The All-HammerDown! Team acknowledges the drivers that performed well at big-race national events where the car count was over 30. You have to finish in the top 15 in an A-Feature to secure points. This year there were 255 drivers that earned points but only the top 40 receive the All-HammerDown! status.

The 14th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

· Rico Abreu – St. Helena, CA. – Age 24. Abreu’s tremendous 2016 season included huge wins at the Chili Bowl (Tulsa Expo, Tulsa, OK.), the Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO.), and a wildly poplar W at the Gold Cup Race of Champions (Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA.). Abreu also scored podium finishes on each night of the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH.). He won 16 feature events on the year.

· Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK. – Age 26. Among the busiest pilots in racing, Bacon won seven feature events in 105 starts in 2016. He won the USAC Indiana Sprint Week points championship and was runner-up at the Turkey Night Grand Prix (Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA.).

· Dale Blaney – Fowler, OH. – Age 52. Blaney won eight A-Mains in 2016 including the very first race of the year. Blaney captured the January 2nd Winter Heat feature at Cocopah Speedway (Somerton, AZ.). He was runner-up in the 2016 All-Star Circuit of Champions points, and also finished second at the Brad Doty Classic (Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH.).

· Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO. – Age 38. Brown won seven features in 2016 to run his career total to 152 W’s. His best in Racer’s Racing Series points earning events was a $15,000 victory at the High Roller (Sedalia, MO.). Brown finished third in the 2016 Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN.), and was fourth with the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, NV. in March.

· Bryan Clauson – Noblesville, IN. – Prior to being fatally injured during the Belleville Midget Nationals, Clauson accumulated enough points to earn his eighth straight All-HammerDown! selection. Clauson finished second at the Chili Bowl in a midget, and then showcased his versatility by running fifth at the World of Outlaws (winged sprint car) season opener at Volusia, FL.

· Jerry Coons Jr. - Tucson, AZ. – Age 44. Coons finished on the podium at both the Little 500 (Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN.), and the Belleville Midget Nationals (Belleville, KS.). He was fourth at the 2016 Chili Bowl, and also captured a feature win at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN.).

· Dave Darland – Atlanta, IN. – Age 50. The man with the most wins in USAC National Sprint Car history made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 14th time in his illustrious career. Darland finished in the top five at both the Kokomo Smackdown, and at the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora. He scored wins at Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN.), and at Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA.).

· Lance Dewease – Fayetteville, PA. – Age 51. Dewease won ten feature events in Maryland and Pennsylvania, driving for Donnie Kreitz Jr. in 2016. Three of the wins were particularly impressive: the Williams Grove Summer Nationals (Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.), the Dream Race at Port Royal (Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.), and the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal.

· Danny Dietrich – Gettysburg, PA. – Age 27. Dietrich earned All-HammerDown! status for the fourth year in a row. His eight 2016 victories were highlighted by a mid-October triumph in the prestigious Williams Grove National Open.

· David Gravel – Watertown, CT. – Age 24. Gravel made the All-HammerDown! Team for the fifth consecutive year on the strength of his best season yet. He found the winner’s circle nine times on the year, including BIG wins at the Joker’s Wild (Eldora), the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup (Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA.), and the World of Outlaws spring visit to the Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA.).

· Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 23. Haudenschild won three Racer’s Racing Series points earning events in 2016. He was first to the checkered flag at the Dirt Classic at Attica, the Pete Jacobs Memorial (Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH.), and in the All-Star Circuit of Champions finale at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH.)

· Greg Hodnett – Thomasville, PA. – Age 47. Hodnett earned his tenth career All-HammerDown! Team nod after another superb season. Hodnett won an astounding 23 feature events across Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Included in his victories was a $10,000 RRS triumph in the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal.

· Danny Holtgraver – Pittsburgh, PA. – Age 27. Holtgraver won three feature events on the All-Star tour, including the Lou Blaney Memorial (Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.), worth ten grand. He finished fifth in the Brad Doty Classic.

· Jason Johnson – Eunice, LA. – Age 40. Johnson shocked the sprint car world with a win in the 2016 Knoxville Nationals! He won four A-mains on the season including the opening night of the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC.).

· Wayne Johnson – Oklahoma City, OK. – Age 45. Johnson last made the All-HammerDown! Team in 2008. He returns to the list this year based on a strong campaign that included a win in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial (Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO.). Johnson won feature events in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. His Texas win was the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals (Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX.).

· Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA. – Age 38. Tim won ten feature events in three states in 2016, including a victory on his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals (Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.). He was the champion of the 360 division at Badlands Motor Speedway (Brandon, SD.). This is Kaeding’s 13th All-HammerDown! selection.

· Chad Kemenah – Findlay, OH. – Age 45. In a resurgent year, Kemenah won the 2016 points championship with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. He defeated the World of Outlaws at Fremont, OH. In June, and finished seventh at the Knoxville Nationals, earning $19,000.

· Kraig Kinser – Bloomington, IN. – Age 32. Returning after back surgery in 2015, Kraig Kinser earned enough points to secure his eleventh All-HammerDown! Team honor. Kinser scored two All-Star wins, and had a pair of fourth place finishes at both the Knight Before the Kings Royal (Eldora), and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup (Lernerville). He finished 15th at the Knoxville Nationals.

· Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA. Age 24. Now firmly established in NASCAR, Larson was free to do more sprint car and midget racing in 2016. He won the January 3rd, Winter Heat A-Main at Cocopah, finished fifth at the Chili Bowl, and the Knoxville Nationals, and he won the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura.

· Danny Lasoski – Dover, MO. – Age 56. “The Dude” won a Winter Heat A-Main at Cocopah, and finished second to the World of Outlaws at their June Knoxville stop. He was runner-up in the Knoxville 360 Nationals. He captured nine A-Main wins on the season en route to his 14th consecutive All-HammerDown! honor.

· Ian Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 32. Ian is one of three Australian drivers to crack the 2016 All-HammerDown! Team. The younger of the Madsen boys biggest score of the year was a ninth place finish in the Knoxville Nationals (worth $17,000). Ian won eight A-Mains across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio in 2016.

· Kerry Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 45. Madsen finished as the highest ranked international driver in the Racer’s Racing Series in 2016. A weekend sweep at Eldora in WoO action and a pair of big wins in Jackson, MN, including the Jackson Nationals highlighted Kerry’s 2016 USA tour. “The Madman” has made the All-HammerDown! Team ten times, more than any other international driver.

· Brent Marks – Myerstown, PA. – Age 26. Marks earned All-HammerDown! status for the third year in a row. He won four A-Mains on the season. Marks best in RRS points earning events was a pair of fourth place runs in the Dirt Classic at Attica, and in the All-Stars season finale at Atomic Speedway.

· Terry McCarl – Altoona, IA. – Age 52. McCarl earned his tenth All-HammerDown! selection in 2016. He won ten A-Mains on the season including defeating the World of Outlaws at Knoxville. McCarl won the King of the 360’s ten grand (East Bay Raceway, Gibsonton, FL.), and both the Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic, and Fall Brawl worth $10,000 each at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE.). He surpassed 300 career A-Main wins as well!

· Paul McMahan – Hendersonville, TN. – Age 46. McMahan had a hard luck season but still accumulated enough points to easily secure his 13th career All-HammerDown! selection. He finished eighth in the Iron Man 55, ninth at the Brad Doty Classic, and ninth in the WoO season opener.

· Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK. – Age 38. Pittman was the high points earner in the Racer’s Racing Series for the first time in his career. He scored eight World of Outlaws wins, including the Knight Before the Kings Royal (Eldora). He won the $22,500 top-prize at the Front Row Challenge (Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA.). Pittman was second at the Gold Cup (Chico, CA.), as well as runner-up at the Williams Grove Summer Nationals. He finished fourth at the Knoxville Nationals.

· Aaron Reutzel – Clute, TX. – Age 26. Reutzel won eight features in a healthy 99 starts in 2016. His best finishes in RRS races included a pair of second place runs at the ASCS Dirt Cup (Skagit Speedway, Alger, WA.), and at the NSL’s Jackson, MN. stop in July. This is Reutzel’s second All-HammerDown! Team honor.

· Joey Saldana – Brownsburg, IN. – Age 44. …Saldana captured five World of Outlaws wins to run his career total to 99 victories. He finished second in the National Open (Williams Grove), and was runner up on the opening night of the Gold Cup at Chico. His biggest points grab in RRS competition was a tenth place finish in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

· Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND. - Age 39. Schatz won his eighth World of Outlaws championship in 2016. He scored a whopping 25 wins on the season including: the Kings Royal (Eldora), the Brad Doty Classic (Attica, OH.), and the second night of the World Finals (Concord, NC.). Schatz was second in the 2016 Knoxville Nationals.

· Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA. – Age 24. Schuchart is ‘paying his dues’ and becoming a factor on the National stage. He won two World of Outlaws A-Mains, and scored twenty top-five finishes on the tour in 2016. His biggest victory was a WoO win at Port Royal in October.

· Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA. – Age 49. Shaffer earned his 12th career All-HammerDown! selection in 2016. Shaffer’s best RRS runs were a second at the All-Star Speedweek finale at Eldora, and a second at the Short Track Nationals (I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR.).

· Jason Sides – Bartlett, TN. – Age 43. Sides earned his 13th All-HammerDown! Team selection in 2016. He won two feature events, including the World of Outlaws return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. His best in RRS point earning races was a fifth in the WoO July stop at Badlands Motor Speedway.

· Stevie Smith – Broken Arrow, OK. / New Oxford, PA. – Age 50. Stevie earned his tenth All-HammerDown! selection in 2016. He won the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway, worth $20,000. Other top finishes included runner-up runs at both the Dream Race and Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal.

· Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK. – Age 40. Stewart found the winner’s circle in eight World of Outlaws A-Mains during the 2016 season. He won the opening night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, and he won his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals. Stewart’s third place finish on Saturday night at the Nationals paid $37,500. He also won a Winter Heat A-Main at Cocopah in January.

· Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA. – Age 31. Sweet won the World of Outlaws season opener among his eight 2016 WoO victories. He was on the podium at both the Kings Royal and the Williams Grove National Open. Sweet finished eleventh in the 2016 Knoxville Nationals.

· Sammy Swindell – Germantown, TN. – Age 61. Sammy is still winning. He was especially good in a winged 360 sprint car in 2016. Swindell won both the Knoxville 360 Nationals, and the Short Track Nationals. He won seven A-Mains in 67 starts on the season.

· Kevin Thomas Jr. – Cullman, AL. – Age 25. “KTJ” earned his second All-HammerDown! Team selection. He won one of the modern-day crown jewel races on the USAC National schedule; the Smackdown at Kokomo. Thomas captured 13 feature wins in 2016.

· Jamie Veal – Warnambool, Vicotria, Australia. – Age 28. Veal earned his first All-HammerDown! selection on the strength of his success at Knoxville Raceway. Veal finished sixth in the Knoxville Nationals, and fifth on his preliminary night. He ran fourth vs. World of Outlaws competition during their June stop at the sprint car capital of the world.

· Chris Windom – Canton, IL. – Age 25. Windom made the All-HammerDown! Team for the seventh consecutive season. Windom won the USAC Silver Crown championship. He finished second in both the Four Crown Nationals (sprint car portion at Eldora), and in the Perris Oval Nationals.

· Lucas Wolfe – Mechanicsburg, PA. - Age 30. Wolfe won five feature events across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York in 2016. His fourth place finish in World of Outlaws action at Port Royal was his best RRS point earning score.

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Sources: Dick Jordan, Bill Klingbeil, Shawn Miller, Richie Murray, National Speed Sport News, Petersen Media, SprintCarStats.com, SprintSource.com, USACRacing.com, Brad Vores, Bill W., Lonnie Wheatley, WoOSprint.com.

 

 

Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout Pay-Per-View Continues Friday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 30, 2016) - Friday marks the midpoint of the 32nd annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and will feature heat races, C Mains and qualifiers inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The competition for Day 3 of the marquee midget event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. (Central) and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video all day.

America's Fastest Motorsports Website will showcase multiple cameras, replays and more during its lap-by-lap coverage throughout the remainder of the event on Sunday. The price is only $19.99 per day.

So far, 106 heat races have been contested among eight of the nine total classes. A total of 91 drivers have earned a heat race win with 14 drivers scoring multiple triumphs. More than 1,000 entries are spread throughout the field as the coveted Golden Drillers are on the line.

Following the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout, the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will also offer live Pay-Per-View video from the 31 st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire Jan. 10-14. The entry list has already surpassed the record number of drivers as more than 350 are pre-entered, including NASCAR notables Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Rico Abreu and Justin Allgaier.

A special price for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage for both events with Brian Ward, Kaleb Hart and Scotty Cook the featured announcers at the Tulsa Shootout. Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers will be among the RacinBoys voices during the Chili Bowl.

Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout broadcasts on RacinBoys are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV, MyRacePass, Hyper Racing, McCarthy Auto Group, Spire Sports and Entertainment, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Devil's Bowl Speedway, RPM Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Northwest Focus Midget Series and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the five-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $85 ($75 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $19.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

SPEEDWAY MOTORS TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 32nd edition of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28 to Jan. 1. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, "A" class non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged and non-wing mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprints

Indianapolis, IN (December 30, 2016) - A competitive total of thirty-one events will make up the Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprints schedule in 2017. There are many exciting improvements in store for the future of the series as the fast approaching race season takes shape.

Four new venues will make their debut on the Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprints 2017 schedule to complement the original WAR tracks from 2016. Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., will host 10 events throughout the coming season. The POWRi/WAR Sprints will also visit US-36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo., twice. Mid America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Okla., and Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., will each see the POWRi/WAR Sprints once in 2017. While the many dedicated tracks, such as I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., from the previous season continue their relationship with the fast-growing series.

The legendary Lucas Oil name becoming the new title sponsor has opened many new doors for the POWRi/WAR Sprints.

"We are thrilled to partner with such a great group of people that supports many different forms of auto racing all over the world," said POWRi/WAR Series Director Casey Shuman. "It is an honor to have them on board. Their addition to 2017 propelled our year-end points fund to over $10,000! Which is a huge deal for these teams in the Midwest."

The 2017 Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprints Champion will be crowned on the final night of the three-day Hockett/McMillin Memorial event at Lucas Oil Speedway, September 21-23, 2017.

The famed "Dirty 30" MAVTV television show produced by the mastermind behind GoJackslash.com, Sean Buckley, is another new partner for the entire POWRi organization for 2017. POWRi and Buckley have partnered to televise several races this year, featuring a mixture of sprint car, midget and micro events. "We are excited to give our competitors the opportunity to race and represent their sponsors on national television," said Shuman.

The POWRi TV schedule is being finalized, and will be released at a later date.

2017 Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprint Car Schedule

April 8 Valley Speedway
April 15 I-35 Speedway
April 22 Valley Speedway
May 5 Valley Speedwway
May 6 Lucas Oil Speedway (Open Wheel Showdown)
May 11 Lakeside Speedway
May 13 Valley Speedway
May 19 US-36 Raceway
May 20 I-35 Speedway
June 3 Valley Speedway
June 10 I-35 Speedway
June 17 Lucas Oil Speedway (Bob Westphal Memorial Cup)
June 24 Valley Speedway
June 30 Belle-Clair Speedway (BORDER WARS)
July 1 St. Francois Co. Raceway (BORDER WARS)
July 8 I-35 Speedway
July 14 Valley Speedway (Thunder in the Valley)
July 15 Valley Speedway (Thunder in the Valley)
July 28 Mid America Speedway
July 29 Springfield Raceway
Aug 5 Randolph Co. Raceway
Aug 12 Valley Speedway
Aug 25 US-36 Raceway
Aug 26 I-35 Speedway
Sep 3 Bethany Fairgrounds (NW Missouri Fair)
Sep 8 Eagle Raceway
Sep 9 I-35 Speedway
Sep 16 Valley Speedway
Sep 21 Lucas Oil Speedway (Hockett/McMillin Memorial)
Sep 22 Lucas Oil Speedway (Hockett/McMillin Memorial)
Sep 23 Lucas Oil Speedway (Hockett/McMillin Memorial)

 

 

I-35 Speedway

The countdown is on! No not to the new year, even though that would be correct, no the countdown is on to the 2017 racing season! From January 1, it will only be 70 days until you can conquer the winter racing blues. Attached is the I-35 Speedway 2017 action packed racing schedule. March 11 will bring practice day, March 18 opening night, and from there the excitement takes off and starts racing to the season conclusion in October.

Weekly Racing includes USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, and Sport Compacts. The Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR), Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS), and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers (MOVR) bring variety to the schedule.

There are specials scattered throughout the schedule. The Casey Shuman led Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series visit monthly April through September. Also in April, Todd Staley's United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will be in competition. Late Model fans, the ULMA will make visits in June and September, and the Joe Kosiski led Malvern Bank Super Late Models will be in competition at the track on July 29.

Annual I-35 Speedway events continue their tradition with the 6th Annual “Racin for Rian”, Kaster Celebration, Kids Night, 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash, and the Central Auto Racing Boosters (C.A.R.B.) Night at the Races.

The 2017 I-35 Speedway racing season will conclude with the November 4 banquet, again at the A.V. Spillman Event Center in Jamesport, Missouri.

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!

I-35 Speedway

“Dirt Trackin’ At Its Best Every Saturday Night”

**2017 Schedule**

Weekly Racing includes USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stocks,

E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, and Sport Compacts

March 11 – Test & Tune, Gates Open 12:00 Noon, Practice 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Mach 12 – Alternate Weather Date

March 18 – Season Opener – Weekly Racing

March 25 - Weekly Racing plus Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR)

April 1 – Weekly Racing

April 8 – Weekly Racing plus Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) & Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers April 15 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**

April 22 – U.S. Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Stocks, B-Mods and E-Mods **Special**

April 29 – Weekly Racing plus MLS & MOVR

May 6 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR

May 13 – Weekly Racing plus MLS

May 20 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series & MLS **Special**

May 27 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR

June 3 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & ULMA Late Models **Special**

June 10 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**

June 17 – Weekly Racing plus MLS and MOVR

June 24 – Racin’ for Rian – Weekly Racing plus MLS

July 1 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR **Fireworks Spectacular**

July 8 – Weekly Racing plus WAR Series Sprints & MOVR **Special**

July 15 – Weekly Racing plus MLS

July 22 – Kaster Celebration – Weekly Racing plus MLS

July 29 – Malvern Bank Super Late Models - Weekly Racing **Special**

August 5 – Kids Night Weekly Racing plus SMVR

August 11 & 12 – 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash

August 12 - Weekly Racing plus MLS

August 19 – CARB Night - Weekly Racing plus MOVR

August 26 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series & MLS **Special**

September 2 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & MLS

September 9 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**

September 16 – Weekly Racing plus MLS

September 23 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR & ULMA Late Models **Special**

September 30 – Weekly Racing plus MLS

October 7 – Weekly Racing

October 12, 13, 14 – USRA Nationals **Special**

October 21 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR

October 28 – Season Points Championship - Weekly Racing

November 4 – Awards Banquet

 

 

Small Block Supermodified Classic Added to SPEEDSPORT.tv Online Streaming Lineup of Oswego Speedway Events

OSWEGO, NY (December 29, 2016) – Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT is now available online at www.speedsport.tv and for a limited time fans can watch previous Oswego Speedway broadcasts for free including this year’s 25th annual Bud Light SBS Classic 75 featuring the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.

The one hour broadcast, featuring Oswego’s unique SBS racers which serve as a feeder division to the ultra-fast Novelis Supermodified division, puts on display some of the top up and coming open-wheel talent at Oswego as well as several veteran Small Block racers that have helped to make the division so successful since its inception at the Port City oval in 1992.

The 25th annual Bud Light SBS Classic broadcast is led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director and former Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS driver Dan Kapuscinski, who finished 5th in the 2006 edition of the International Classic, provided insight and reports from pit lane.

Other Oswego Speedway events such as the 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as this year’s Jim Shampine and Jack Murphy Memorial events are also available to view for free for a limited time on www.speedsport.tv.

For more information on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT visit online at www.nationalspeedsportnews.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Allard Closes Out 2016 With Two More Feature Event Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard put an exclamation point on the end of the 2016 calendar year as he picked up two more victories at Springs Speedway. Since getting his New Zealand season under way, Allard has been sensational, as he has picked up four wins in five races.

“We have a great car right now, and I really have having fun behind the wheel,” Allard said. “It is a group effort, and hopefully we can get 2017 started as well as we ended 2016.”

Hitting the track on December 26th for a Boxing Day showdown, Allard would get off to a nice start as he finished third in his first heat race, but a DNF in his second heat race would place him in the eighth row for the feature event.

Just as he did during his first race of the year, Allard thrilled the crowd as he charged his way forward. Taking advantage of a few cars bowing out of the race, Allard would bring the crowd to their feet as he crossed the checkered flag for the third time in as many races at the Speedway.

Returning to action on the 28th, Allard would continue to shine bright at the track that has turned into a second home for him. Lining up 12th in his first heat, Allard would work his way forward to finish in the second spot, before winning his second heat race from the third row.

Lining up on the front row of the 20-lap feature event, Allard would opt to start on the outside and quickly leave the rest of the field in his wake. Putting together a flawless race aboard his potent No. 1NZ, Allard would not be challenged on this night as he closed the 2016 year with his 10th victory of the season.

“It is great to be running well for our sponsors, and do everything we can to make sure we are the car to beat every time we hit the track,” Allard said. “It is always great to win in front of our fans in NZ, and we will be ready to go on the first.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-10, Top 5’s-28, Top 10’s-31.

ON TAP: Allard will be back at the Springs on January 1st and January 3rd.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.co, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

WSS, Speedcars, The Classic & More At Premier Speedway

As the end of 2016 is nigh, the New Year will as always bring a flurry of activity to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Kicking off with the finale to World Series Sprintcars Speedweek this coming Sunday (January 1, 2017), the action is only just starting!

The following is a guide to the events that are coming up throughout January at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Sunday January 1, 2017:

The finale to World Series Sprintcars Speedweek Tournament and the Formula 500 Speedweek Tournament.

Event Sponsor: Fresha Fruit Juice of Warrnambool.

Open Pit Party between 3 and 4pm – event ticket holders admitted to the pit area for one hour via the Allansford side pit entry.

Racing from 5.00pm (Formula 500 Heats).

Tickets available at the gate on race day or via www.premierspeedway.com.au up until midnight the night before the event.

Fast Fact: James McFadden has won both of the completed Speedweek rounds as held to date!

Sunday January 8, 2017:

Discounted Admission Night as a part of the Chittick’s Bakery supported Open Wheel Mayhem Night. Featuring the Victorian Speedcar Championship, Round 3 of the Wingless Sprint Super Series as well as Formula 500’s.

All Adult General Admission is just $20.00, with All Children 15 and Under admitted Free!

Tickets available at the gate on race day or via www.premierspeedway.com.au up until midnight the night before the event.

Gates Open at 4.00pm with Racing From 5.00pm.

Fast Fact: Popular Sprintcar Racer – Domain Ramsay – captured the Victorian Speedcar Champion of 2016 at Premier Speedway back in February.

Friday January 20, 2017:

The 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as presented by Oval Express Magazine, The Lady Bay Resort, KRE Race Engines and GJ Gardner Homes.

Tickets currently available on-line at www.premierspeedway.com.au – this is the only way to purchase a Three Night Pass. Single Night Tickets are also available.

9.00am: Pit Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Three Night Pit Passes and Night One Passes Only.

9.00am: Warrnambool Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Friday Night General Admission Tickets.

9.30am: The Classic Brunch – Come and see the Stars of the Show at the Classic Brunch at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery. $25.00 Admission includes a Cooked Breakfast – Bookings Essential via the Speedway Office on (03) 5565 1789.

1.30pm: Ticket Sales cease for 30 minutes at Warrnambool Side Entrance.

1.30pm: Pre-Paid and Season Pass Ticket Holders Admitted to the Venue.

2.00pm: Public Ticket Boxes Open: Both the Warrnambool Side and Allansford Side Public Ticket Boxes Open for Night One Ticket Sales Only.

5.00pm: On Track Action Commences.

Saturday January 21, 2017:

The 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as presented by Oval Express Magazine, The Lady Bay Resort, KRE Race Engines and GJ Gardner Homes.

9.00am: Pit Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Two Night Pit Passes and Night Two Passes Only.

9.00am: Warrnambool Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Saturday Night General Admission Tickets.

10.00am: The Standard Fan Appreciation Day – Come and mingle with the Drivers, Live Interviews, The Big Screen, Classic Merchandise Sales, a sausage Sizzle and much more all in the car park at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery. Free Entry!

12 noon: The Standard Fan Appreciation Day Concludes.

1.30pm: Ticket Sales cease for 30 minutes at Warrnambool Side Entrance.

1.30pm: Pre-Paid and Season Pass Ticket Holders Admitted to the Venue.

2.00pm: Public Ticket Boxes Open: Both the Warrnambool Side and Allansford Side Public Ticket Boxes Open for Night One Ticket Sales Only.

2.00pm: Lucas Oil Live Site. Come along nice and early and grab your seat and then make your way to the Lucas Oil Live Site to enjoy some Live Music as you await the start of the on-track action.

5.00pm: Lucas Oil Live Site Concludes.

5.00pm: On Track Action Commences.

Sunday January 22, 2017:

The 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as presented by Oval Express Magazine, The Lady Bay Resort, KRE Race Engines and GJ Gardner Homes.

9.00am: Pit Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Night Three Passes Only.

9.00am: Warrnambool Ticket Box Opens – Sale of Sunday Night General Admission Tickets.

1.30pm: Ticket Sales cease for 30 minutes at Warrnambool Side Entrance.

1.30pm: Pre-Paid and Season Pass Ticket Holders Admitted to the Venue.

2.00pm: Public Ticket Boxes Open: Both the Warrnambool Side and Allansford Side Public Ticket Boxes Open for Night Three Ticket Sales Only.

2.00pm: Lucas Oil Live Site. Come along nice and early and grab your seat and then make your way to the Lucas Oil Live Site to enjoy some Live Music as you await the start of the on-track action.

5.00pm: Lucas Oil Live Site Concludes.

5.00pm: On Track Action Commences.

Please note all corporate facilities and the turn 3 Lucas Oil Grandstand are sold out. Reserved Terrace Seating (Turn 2, plastic bucket seats) and General Admission tickets are still available.

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Annual Kansas Trade Show This Weekend in Wichita! Kansas Racers Reunion Will Also be Held

Wichita, Kansas – December 28, 2016 – Make your plans now to attend the 30th annual Kansas Racer’s/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet, Auction and Racer’s Reunion inside the climate controlled Century 2 Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas this Friday and Saturday, December 30-31, 2016. It will be an eventful day for this annual event, not only will thirty-five different companies be introducing their new products for the 2017 race season and parts/accessories for racers to buy on-the-spot, but even more race related activities for even the casual race fan.

The following free seminars (with paid admission) will be held with the following speakers and times:

10:00 AM – Justin Rexwinkle with Designs Unlimited 11:00 AM – Rueben Meyer with Out-Pace 12:00 PM – Pat Fagen with Fast Shafts 2:00 PM – Bobby Bills with Billsbuilt Race Cars 3:00 PM – Jay Neal with BSB Manufacturing

For the second straight year, Kansas Racers Reunion will be held inside the Century 2 Convention Center as well as free seminars, covering just about anything and everything for the racer.

The trade show will be open at 8:00 AM with the auction starting at 9:00 AM. The Kansas Racers Reunion is set from noon until 6:00 PM. Lots of Interest has been expressed with Midwest Winter Race Show officials expecting a great turnout.

Admission to this annual trade show is $10. For more information call (405) 733-8937 or check out the website www.raceshow.net and you can also check out their official facebook page: Auction Raceshow.

Don’t forget the 20th annual Oklahoma Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 6-7, 2017, inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

 

 

MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES PREPARING TO OPEN 2017 SEASON AT PPB MOTORSPORTS EXPO OAKS, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER Kicking off their first inaugural season under a new name and new management, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is ready for the thirty-second annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Expo on January 20th, 21st and 22nd. “Over these last few months, Jeff Geiges and I have been working hard at trying to improve 305 Racesaver® Sprint Car racing in our area, and after listening to a majority of race teams, we hope to be heading in the right direction,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Sprints explained. “Motorsports is always an exciting way to kick off the year. It’s a great way to interact with drivers, teams and fans that may have questions and concerns, and it’s a great way to show off all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes”. The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in booths 1008, 1009, 1108 & 1109. Doug Snow, driver of the Snow Motorsports #777 and David Bonner, driver of the #57v will be on hand with their cars in the MASS booth. Both drivers have already expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming season. Prospective members will be able to purchase their membership pass for the season during that weekend. After purchasing a MASS membership pass, drivers and owners will be eligible for the end of the year points fund as well as contingency prizes that will be presented at the banquet and during special events throughout the season. Members will also be able to vote on the points structure, visitor policy and handicapping at the upcoming winter meeting that will be held sometime after Motorsports. Prices for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series membership pass are as followed; $95 for a driver/owner combo and $75 for an individual pass for either a driver or owner. “We are hoping to release our schedule in the upcoming weeks prior to Motorsports. These last few weeks have been crucial in locking key dates for the 2017 season that we are hoping to be seen as appealing to everyone,” Jeff Geiges MASS General Manager stated. “We have races at six different venues, with a possible seventh in the works. Our schedule should consist of eighteen to nineteen races, which is what majority of the racers asked for at our initial meeting back in November”. The 3-day show will fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see. For more details on this and other news with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, be sure to like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or email us at MidAtlanticSeries@gmail.com.

 

 

Droud/Ochs Brothers Reflect on Exciting 2016 NCRA Sprint Title!

Park City, Kansas – December 28, 2016 - As the 2016 National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-sprint car division geared up for their 27th consecutive season, Don Droud, Jr. as well as Dave, Mike and the rest of the Ochs Brothers made the decision to compete full-time in Droud’s quest for the series championship.

“We knew we were going for the championship from the outset,” said the Lincoln, Nebraska veteran. “To be able to run with a Christian-based race team like the Ochs Brothers makes it worth it and because the NCRA is what they want to run.”

With Arkansas’ Derek Hagar claiming the first two opening point races of the season at 81 Speedway in Park City, including the $10,000 to win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout,” Droud reeled off back-to-back victories at 81 Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park respectively and the series point lead. His last feature victory came at a June 17 stop at Salina (Kansas) Speedway.

While Droud claimed his first ever sprint car championship and was happy to do it with the Ochs Brothers, the Western Kansas based team was just as enthusiastic.

“We were very excited to win this championship, not just for us but for Droud,” said Mike Ochs. “He has been trying for years to win a championship and this year he accomplished that.”

The familiar Ochs Brothers #1x has been a staunch supporter of NCRA since 1980 but their late father, Charlie, actually teamed with Danny King in 1977 and together they fielded a championship super modified for Dave Frusher. Their only other series championship came in 2009 with Garry Lee Maier, making this title very gratifying. Mike informs they will be back in 2017 to defend their championship.

Six-time and defending tour champion C. J. Johnson looked to claim his sixth consecutive championship and seventh overall but fell just 40-points short.

Droud and former tour champion Jeremy Campbell led the way with three victories while Hagar and Danny Wood each garnered two victories. Tony Bruce, Jr., Jack Dover and John Carney II (a $10,000 winner at Dodge City Raceway Park) each scored one victory a piece.

Droud will pick up his championship trophy and the rest of the top ten in the final point standings will all be honored at the series annual banquet on January 28, 2017, inside the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, Kansas.

The 28th consecutive season for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division will open on March 23-25, 2017 at 81 Speedway with the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” that will pay the Saturday night championship feature winner a series-history best $15,000 to win.

 

 

 

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

Park City, Kansas – December 28, 2016 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products are currently seeking lap sponsors for the seventh annual, $15,000 to win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout set for 81 Speedway in Park City on Thursday - Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 featuring the series 360-ci sprint car division.

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

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

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

 

 

DIRT TRACH HEROES CAR SHOW

Phillipsburg Mall Readies for big event. . . . . .

PREMIO SAUSAGES ARE COOKIN’ FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 5-11, 2017

The kick-off for the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is coming to the Phillipsburg Mall in March of 2017 and the management staff is hard at work to continuously reach out to the business community to promote and exercise another great event for the local area. The past, present and future of auto racing comes together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the adrenaline rush for the event is already beginning to build up to exciting dimensions with this event being the tenth year of the successful event.

The opening day for the show will begin on March 5th and run through March 11th with a full itinerary of daily interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. The upcoming show is lining up sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show three years ago and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received from their partnership with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto remains on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car.

Joining the show for the second consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine prducts are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs.

Premio is not interested in the ordinary as they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spices. Crafted to perfection. Premio sausages make your family feel like guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table or heading out to tailgate at the weekend races, the perfectly blended flavors lift the occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of products, please visit www.premiofoods.com

Premio Foods has signed on to sponsor two days of the show and is proudly sponsoring the Willie Osmun Modified race cars in 2017 and information regarding Premio's extensive line of authentic Itialian Sausage will be available at the Osmun race car display throughout the course of the show. The Premio Sausage Wagon will be on hand both days offering up samples of their popular products.

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

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.

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

 

 

Scelzi Scores First Career Podium Finish in Australia During USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - KWINANA BEACH, Western Australia, Australia (Dec. 28, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi recorded his first career podium finish in Australia during only his fourth career sprint car race overseas.

The Fresno, Calif., resident, who battled for podiums before bad luck ended his first two starts earlier this month, produced a pair of strong results while driving for Wormall Motorsport this week during the first two rounds of the USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek.

The action began on Monday at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia, where Scelzi qualified third quickest during his debut at the track. He was running second in the first heat race until the fuel pump came loose. The car shut off and Scelzi got into the wall as the car lost power steering because of the mechanical problem. Unfortunately, the damage caused a DNF.

A rain delay allowed the team to repair the sprint car in time for the second heat race, in which Scelzi maneuvered from sixth to third place. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We basically held on and stayed out of trouble," he said. "I was disappointed that we didn't get a top three because every time we hit the track the car was a rocket."

Scelzi ended eighth, which marked his best finish during his first three races in Australia. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/jBHhktYIdjU.

However, he topped that feat the following night during the second Speedweek round hosted by Perth Motorplex.

"We were a little loose in qualifying and the track went slick faster than we thought," he said after timing in 12th quickest.

Scelzi picked up a pair of positions in both heat races to manuever from fifth to third and from fourth to second, respectively. He advanced into the pole shuffle, where a sixth-place result started him on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"I worked my way to third by Lap 3," he said. "The track was slick to the wall and you could run anywhere. We had the car to beat in my opinion and we passed for second at one point, but after that I just couldn't get back to them. I think I tried to conserve too long."

Scelzi capped the night with a third-place finish. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/8sm5x-hFiu8.

"We had a phenomenal race car thanks to my brother, Giovanni, and everyone at Wormall Motorsport," he said. "We have good momentum from the last two nights. I feel like we have had a top-three car every time we've hit the track in Australia so we're ready to win one."

Speedweek resumes on Friday at Quit Bunbury Speedway before wrapping up on Sunday at Perth Motorplex.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 26 - Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 3; Heat race #1: DNF (1); Heat race #2: 3 (6); Feature: 8 (13).

Dec. 27 - Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 12; Heat race #1: 3 (5); Heat race #2: 2 (4); Pole Shuffle: 6 (6); Feature: 3 (6).

UP NEXT -

USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek: Friday at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia; and Sunday at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia

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

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"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 also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, G&J Truck Sales, NAPA Auto Parts, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Greg Hodnett To Make His Return to The Classic!

For any driver to compete in more than 80 nights of competition and record 23 feature race wins in any one season is impressive – add to that the fact that most of those wins came in the cauldron that is Pennsylvania Sprintcar Racing and you have a record that would be the envy of most.

In 2016 that record belonged to Greg Hodnett and in January 2017 Hodnett will return to Australia to contest the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic for Matthew and Renae Eastham in the Victory Lane Racegear V88 entry.

The 1996 Classic Runner Up, believes he has some unfinished business at the Classic and is looking forward to teaming with the Victory Lane Racegear team to go one better than that infamous 1996 result, that saw Countryman Danny Smith record the last of his six Classic wins.

Hodnett’s 23 wins in 2016, were dominated by a run of 19 wins in Pennsylvania’s 410 Sprintcar competition, nine more than Lance Dewease who managed 10 wins for the season. Hodnett’s efforts were enough to see him win the season long Championship with 2154 points from second placed Danny Dietrich battle by a staggering 584 points!

Adding to the impressive rap sheet was the fact that Hodnett not only won on 19 occasions, but finished second 12 times and third another 16 times, that’s an amazing 47 races in which he stood upon the podium!

The Championship win was Hodnett’s seventh career win and the sixth time in the last seven years that he has claimed the Crown in Pennsylvania. On his way to the Championship he also managed to secure the coveted Williams Grove Speedway points title as well!

Hodnett also contested a number of World of Outlaws events and was a part of the World Finals at Charlotte in October where he managed a third-place finish behind Donny Schatz and David Gravel on the final night of competition for the 2016 Outlaw Season.

The son of a race car driver, Hodnett was always going to become a racer, his late father Hoyette Hodnett began his racing career at the tender age of 13, retiring at 37 to become a respected car owner, spectator and avid fan of Greg’s racing.

Proving he will be a force to be reckoned with, Hodnett again proved his mettle at the Knoxville Nationals when despite a poor qualifying performance (40th quick) he would win his qualifying night heat race and back up that performance by finishing six in the A-Main.

That poor qualifying run would haunt Hodnett and his team, with his points haul being insufficient to avoid having to contest the Friday Night program at Knoxville.

A much-improved qualifying effort saw Hodnett finish second in the A-Main behind live-wire Californian Rico Abreu which saw him lock into the Nationals A-Main, where he would start 18th.

From there he was to make his way through the field to finish 8th in what was an eye-catching performance.

For his tilt at the Classic Greg Hodnett will enjoy the support of Drysdale’s Chaff Mill, Victory Lane Racegear, Lucas Oil, Speedway Motors, Midwest Imports, Inverloch Motor Body Works, Andy FX, HRP Wings, Extreme Sprintcar Experience, BMRS, Temby Haulage and McLeod Excavations.

Despite the steady flow of entries all intending competitors are reminded that pre-entries close on Monday January 9, 2017 with a late nomination fee to be incurred thereafter.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Kicks Off Busy Stretch of Live Pay-Per-Views of Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 26, 2016) - The River Spirit Expo Center is one day away from filling up with more than 850 entries for the 32 nd annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is providing live Pay-Per-View video of the marquee micro sprint event, which will showcase 868 entries from 34 states and three Canadian provinces this Wednesday through Sunday.

America's Fastest Motorsports Website will also offer live Pay-Per-View video from the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire Jan. 10-14. The entry list is on pace for a record number as almost 350 drivers from varying aspects of racing, including NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell to name a few, are pre-entered.

Coverage of both events will feature multiple cameras, replays and more. The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The price for the five-day Tulsa Shootout is only $85 ($75 for premium members) or $19.99 per day. A special for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day.

To purchase, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage for both events with Brian Ward, Kaleb Hart and Scotty Cook the featured announcers at the Tulsa Shootout. Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers will be among the RacinBoys voices during the Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the five-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $85 ($75 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $19.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

SPEEDWAY MOTORS TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 32nd edition of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28 to Jan. 1. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, "A" class non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged and non-wing mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway announces 2017 racing schedule

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – December 27, 2016…The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare has released its 2017 schedule of events, as always putting a focus on special shows throughout the campaign.

Fifteen nights of action will be featured at the Tulare County Fairgrounds based one-third mile clay oval this coming season. Highlights include the traditional double header weekend on Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18 showcasing the national traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will be on hand both nights in March, while the Sport Mods will also compete during the Saturday finale.

Other notable Sprint Car events on the schedule include a return of the USAC/CRA Wingless 410’s on April 8, the fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic on April 21 & 22, the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday May 20, a visit by the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster on Saturday July 22 and the season ending 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup on Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 19, 20 & 21.

The Peter Murphy Classic has also grown to be a big part of the Thunderbowl Raceway season and moves to an earlier date this season, rather than the traditional July one. This year’s format for the first time will showcase Winged 360 Sprint Cars as the top billing on Friday night, while the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & the USAC West Coast 360’s highlight the card during the finale.

In addition to the Peter Murphy Classic the traveling King of the West 410 Sprints will also be on hand for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial, as well as an event on Saturday June 10. Gaining in popularity each year the Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars will compete in a total of five shows this season at the track, with those dates April 8, April 21, May 20, June 10 & July 22.

The season will get underway with the two-night Spring Nationals on Friday & Saturday February 24 & 25 featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks. It will be a nice prelude to the late-season Dirt Nationals, which will be contested for the second straight year at the Thunderbowl. All the same divisions will return for the prestigious showcase on Friday & Saturday October 6 & 7.

Special thanks to all of our marketing partners for making everything possible at the Thunderbowl including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

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. More information can be found at our website www.thunderbowlraceway.com

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Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway 2017 Schedule

February 24: Spring Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks February 25: Spring Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks

March 17: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & USAC West Coast 360 Sprints March 18: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints & IMCA Sport Mods

April 8: USAC/ CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints & IMCA Stocks

April 21: Fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic- Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints & IMCA Modifieds April 22: Fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic - King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars & IMCA Sport Mods

May 20: Chris & Brian Faria Memorial - King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints & Western RaceSaver Sprints

June 10: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, Western RaceSaver Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods & Hobby Stocks

July 22: Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, Western RaceSaver Sprints & IMCA Modifieds

October 6: Dirt Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks October 7: Dirt Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Mini Stocks

October 19: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars October 20: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars October 21: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 27, 2016) - Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce the return of the popular MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge for 2017! The challenge offers SOD competitors the opportunity to compete in a mini-championship within the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP full season series.

The 2017 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will consist of five races held at five different speedways in Michigan. Tracks and dates will be announced at a later date.

A separate MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge point fund will be paid out. In addition, the champion will be guaranteed a starting spot in the SOD season finale Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2nd.

MAHLE Original is the "Global Star" within the MAHLE Aftermarket brand portfolio. The brand MAHLE stands for engine parts, filters, thermo management and mechatronics of uncompromising quality - in original equipment and aftermarket.

Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction and agricultural equipment applications.

Competitors may debate who is the best on the track, but under the hood, there is no debate that Clevite and MAHLE are the one constant of winning teams throughout American grass roots racing.

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, click HERE. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. To follow SOD, go to www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

 

 

Macedo Back to His Roots with Full-Time Wing Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. (Dec. 27, 2016) – Carson Macedo will team up with Joe Gaerte Racing in the Gaerte powered Beast 3G for a full season of 410 and 360-winged sprint car racing. Joe Gaerte Racing is comprised of Joe Gaerte and Tim and Cindy Norman. With 40 plus races on a tentative schedule, scattered throughout the Mid-West and beyond, Carson aims to improve his winged sprint car resume.

Macedo and Gaerte Racing partnered at the end of the 2016 season to race the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Carson was one position short of making the famed feature event that draws numerous cars and drivers from across the country.

Carson approached Joe and Tim to discuss racing a limited schedule the following season. Lucky for Carson, they were in the market for a driver. “I’m thrilled to drive for Joe Gaerte, Tim Norman, and Cindy Norman this coming year in the famous 3G,” said Macedo. “We have quite a schedule ahead and I can’t thank them enough for believing in me and giving me such a great opportunity. I’m excited to learn from them and advance my racing career.”

Macedo spent the last year racing midgets out of the powerhouse Keith Kunz Motorsports stable, finishing fifth in the over-all national points ranking. “I had a fun year with Keith, Pete, and Toyota. It was a great networking experience, but I’m looking forward to getting back to winged cars.”

You can find Carson Macedo in the Joe Gaerte Racing 3G Saturday April 18, 2017, during their first race of the season at Atomic Speedway with the All Stars Circuit of Champions. Carson’s full schedule can be found here.

Carson Marcedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Joe Gaerte Racing would like to thank the following sponsors: Weld Wheels, Lucas Oil, Allstar Performance, Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, Slade Shock Technology, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Elliott’s Heating & Air, BMRS, Hoosier Tire, and Townline Variety.

 

 

POWRi WAR SPREADS ITS WINGS IN 2017
 

Indianapolis, IN (December 26, 2016) - The POWRi/WAR Sprint Cars have partnered with Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM and Aztec Speedway in Aztec, NM to sanction the Lucas Oil POWRi 305 sprints series in 2017.

This 305 wing sprint series will consist of fifteen races in the "Land of Enchantment," with the defending champion Don Grable leading the list of names scheduled to compete for the 2017 championship. The series will utilize a passing points format. The top eight in passing points will also compete in a $200 to win Trophy Dash each night sponsored by American Linen to add extra incentive for each competitor.

The May 27th event at Southern New Mexico Speedway will be televised as an episode of the MAVTV "Dirty 30" program. "I am excited to work with some really passionate dirt track people like Royal Jones and Rue Stone at Southern New Mexico Speedway," said POWRi/WAR Series Director Casey Shuman, "We're also looking forward to having Aztec promoter Chad Tenski join us with this new partnership. It's a great opportunity to gain exposure for POWRi/WAR as well as the dedicated racers in that region."

For more information on the series rules or other info you can visit www.snmspeedway.com or contact Rue Stone at (575)-642-3103.

Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Wing Sprints Series 2017 Schedule

April 15th Aztec Speedway Aztec, New Mexico
April 29th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
May 13th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
May 26th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
May 27th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
June 10th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
June 24th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
July 8th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
July 22nd Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
August 5th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
August 19th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
September 1st Aztec Speedway Aztec, New Mexico
September 2nd Aztec Speedway Aztec, New Mexico
September 16th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico
September 30th Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, New Mexico



 

 

The office of Noceti Group Inc. officially releases 2017 schedule for the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – December 26, 2016…The 2017 schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 11 nights of competitive racing on seven different weekend’s throughout the year.

Like always the facility will operate as a special events venue, with highlights featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series’ FVP Western Spring Shootout in March, as well as the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards on Memorial Day weekend, along with the Jimmy Sills Classic in July, the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett in August & the season-ending 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson in November. As has become tradition the Tribute to GP will also feature Winged 410 Sprint Cars competing alongside the SCCT 360’s.

“We are definitely looking forward to the upcoming season at the Stockton Dirt Track,” commented promoter Tony Noceti. “Having the World of Outlaws return in March is always an exciting time and it should be really fun to see them tackle the new configuration. We’re also thrilled to have the new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards as a huge part of the season. They have some great people in place and the fans are going to see an outstanding show each night. Once again we’re focusing on special events and are happy to bring back the Jimmy Sills Classic, the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett & the Tribute to Gary Patterson.”

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return in March and are available for a great value at $59 for a General Admission weekend pass & $69 for a Reserved Grandstand weekend pass. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=232 or call (844) 347-8849.

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

The 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.

More information on the track can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & following along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

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Stockton Dirt Track 2017 Schedule

Saturday & Sunday February 11 & 12: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

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

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

Saturday May 27: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & Wingless Spec Sprints

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

Sunday July 2: Jimmy Sills Classic- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & Wingless Spec Sprints plus Huge Fireworks Show

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

Friday & Saturday October 6 & 7: Monster Truck Madness

Friday November 3: Wingless Spec Sprints, Dwarf Cars & Bombers Saturday November 4: 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Winged 410 Sprint Cars & Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

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

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. -- With the holiday season in full swing, Must See Racing is gearing up for its 2017 season and making final preparations for the New Year.

Among those preparations is a release of selected dates on the 2017 schedule, with the series' full 20-race slate to be announced in the coming weeks.

As announced in November, the sanctioning body will add a South division for the first time in 2017, with the first two Must See Racing dates at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21-22 being the season-openers for the South drivers this coming spring. A host of Northern teams, including 2016 MSR champion Jimmy McCune, are expected to compete in the season openers.

The Must See Racing North division will open their 2017 season at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. on May 13, before sprint cars from across the country convene at the quarter-mile Anderson (Ind.) Speedway during Memorial Week ahead of the MSR-sanctioned, non-points Pay Less Little 500, set for May 27.

Must See Racing North teams will also make a return to Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich. on Independence Day weekend, with the July 1 show falling on the same show date as the 2016 thriller, won by eventual champion Jimmy McCune.

The month of August will see MSR teams return to Owosso on Aug. 5, the first race of three straight weekends of competition, with the series also making repeat stops in Anderson, Ind. on Aug. 12 and at Berlin on Aug. 19.

A joint, season-ending championship weekend for both North and South teams will close the points-paying portion of the year in the fall, with a date and facility to-be-announced in the near future.

Both the North and South divisions will be independent of each other, with both divisions offering separate purses, points funds and championships, as well as multiple contingency and cash bonuses for competing drivers.

In addition, Must See Racing will offer heat race payouts to the top three positions in every heat race, for both North and South divisions, during the course of the season – becoming the first asphalt sprint car series in the country to offer heat race payouts at its events.

Both series will also offer a new fast time bonus of $100 for the top qualifier at every event.

Watch for format details, participating tracks and series announcements for the 2017 Champions Challenge, featuring championship drivers and teams from coast to coast competing in a high stakes mini-series to be showcased on national television.

Must See Racing is in the final stages of completing its new television package for next season as well, with specific details to be announced in the near future.

The top-performing Must See Racing sprint car teams and drivers from 2016, including champion Jimmy McCune and American Sprint Cup mini-series winner Brian Gerster, will be honored during the series' championship awards banquet on Jan. 21, 2017.

USAC sprint car legend Tom Bigelow will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will feature the season-ending points fund awards, special recognitions and contingency awards, giveaways and door prizes.

For more information on Must See Racing, including the latest team and driver news, schedule announcements and rules updates, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey to make a return to Sydney with plenty of support

JW Motorsports is proud to announce a return to Sydney's Valvoline Raceway. Team principles owner Justin Webb has returned the team again to its original stomping grounds for 3 races in preparation for the upcoming 55th Australian Sprintcar Title at Valvoline Raceway on the Australia Day long weekend in January.

My brother Paul and the team at Vortex Wings in Sydney are getting our car together and my nephew Thomas’s, for our first hit out in a few days’ time on the 28th December. Then we race the 30th and the 1st January for rounds 8,9 and 10 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship including the 58th running of the New South Wales Title.

It will be a great lead up to the title and we will have a couple more weeks off and then the Aussie title will be over 3 nights January 26th.27th and 28th, I can’t wait to get back on my old stomping grounds and race.

We’ve got a great bunch of guys from the Construction Supply Specialist (CSS) group who’ve got shops all across Australia, they’ve come together and are really giving our team a lot of support so I want to say thanks to those guys, I’ve seen the shops they have and I can say that if you want to build or fix something then these guys will have it.

Thanks also to Steve Crabbe of SJ Crushing, Allan and Karen Woods owners of Speed Chassis Australia and dirtwheel.com also a huge thanks to Chris Dicker owner of Mandurah Bolt Supplies as well for their support and really coming on board to help put everything thing in place so we will have everything we need to do the job.

I didn't get to make our annual return over the Christmas New Year period last year and I just cant wait to get back to one of the World's best racetracks this year, im glad to back for Peter Murphy's night and the NSW Title it will be great preparation for the Australian Title later in the month when I get to return again. It was like a gap year this year after missing last years international races in Sydney we didnt compete weekly at the Knoxville Raceway we ran at the all new Badlands Motor Speedway formerly known as Husets Speedway where I was the Champion in 2010 and runner up in 2011 & 2014, we ended up finishing 4th in the track points this year behind Mark Dobmeier, Tim Kaeding and Justin Henderson. Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting back to the place I grew up racing at, with our HP engine and our new Speed Chassis coupled with our Vortex Wings and soon to be released dirtwheels.com wheels we should have an awesome JW Motorsports #28nq CSS, Mandurah Bolt Supplies, SJ Crushing, Speed Chassis to do the job.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

McLeod Steps into 360 Sprintcars

Stepping up into 360 Sprintcars in season 2016-17, teenager Georgia McLeod's start to her rookie season has been an enjoyable one.

The 17-year-old made her debut last month aboard the Vic # 55 Shell Australia / Coastal Premix backed KCP car, which was one of two cars purchased four years ago by her dad, Adrian Flint. The cars are from the American-based TK Concrete team, which then had Kerry Madsen as their driver, and they were imported into the country and have been driven by Mitch Foster first up and then by veteran Stephen Bell.

McLeod has joined the 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series, where she has so far contested two rounds – both at Moama’s Heartland Raceway in NSW. While McLeod is only in the early stages of her debut season, she is determined to pick up as much knowledge and experience as possible to help build her pace and consistency as the season goes on.

“Stepping into the 360 Sprintcars with the All Stars Series has so far been a lot of fun,” commented the Tooradin-based racer, who is on the cusp of entering her final year of high school in 2017.

“The goal for my first season is to just learn as much as possible and hopefully I can continue to improve every time I go out onto the track.”

With her dad, Adrian, having extensive experience with pit crewing, along with being a former jet boat racer, and her uncle, Andy, a former V8 Dirt Modified racer, McLeod was born into the sport. Having crewed for other drivers who have piloted her dad’s cars, McLeod hit the track herself for the first time last season, when she joined the Wingless Sprints class. McLeod enjoyed constant improvement throughout her debut season and came away with a number of pleasing results.

After also having a practice run in a VSC Sprintcar late last season, McLeod was hooked on Sprintcars and then the decision was made during the off season to move into 360 Sprintcar class, so the team’s spare KCP car was then fitted with a 360ci engine.

For her next outing, McLeod will head to Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on Boxing Night (December 26), where she will run with the 410 Sprintcars for the first time in what will be the latest Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round. She plans to contest the remainder of All Stars Series, while also contesting a number of Wingless Sprint shows.

McLeod would like to thank the following 2016-17 sponsors for their valued support: Coastal Premix, Shell Australia, John Duff & Co, D.P Swampy, Koo Wee Rup Garden Supplies, Jettco Developments, and Crib Civil. Special thanks must go to her mum and dad (Carissa and Adrian), and her pit crew: Chris, Andy (Uncle), Dave and Dee.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

McInnes Primed for WSS Speedweek

For the fifth consecutive season, Darwin’s Jamie McInnes has travelled south to contest the 2016-17 season World Series Sprintcars Speedweek, which consists of five nights of racing over the Christmas-New Year period throughout South Australia and Victoria.

Launching his 2016-17 season campaign early this season and basing himself in Adelaide, South Australia with good friend Jamie Hendry’s family for the duration of his visit, McInnes already has a couple of shows under his belt. With two brand-new XXX chassis, McInnes has given both of his cars a warm up heading into Speedweek, running his 360ci engine with the All Stars Series round at Murray Bridge Speedway and his 410ci engine at Adelaide Motorsport Park.

“I feel that this season is the most prepared I’ve been in my past four attempts in Speedweek,” commented McInnes, who has experienced mixed results in past seasons, with crashes, engine problems, transporter failures and other issues hampering his Speedweek campaigns.

“Speedweek allows me to race against some of the best drivers in the country and it’s a great opportunity to run a lot of laps on different tracks in a short period.

“I love coming down to South Australia and I have to give a huge thank you to the Hendry family for having me, as well as my family, team and all of my sponsors for their amazing support.”

Despite the obstacles he’s faced in the past, McInnes credits his past Speedweek attempts with helping him to learn setup, in addition to being able to read tracks in different conditions.

Having had the last 12 months off to prepare for his latest Speedweek crusade, skipping the 2016 season at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, McInnes is as determined as ever to return to South Australia in a bid to gain as much experience as possible, racing against a large field of top-class drivers, with around five times as many cars at each event in South Australia and Victoria as there is in Darwin.

Moving away from his traditional green car, McInnes has debuted a fresh-look blue colour scheme on his 410 Sprintcar in support of his major sponsor Turbo Track and will be hoping that his new car and new colour scheme will bring him a new start, aiming to improve on qualifying in order to be in a better position to challenge for feature-race spots.

McInnes will next hit the track at Adelaide Motorsport Park on Boxing Night (December 26) for the opening round of WSS Speedweek, before travelling to Murray Bridge Speedway on December 27 for round two. He will then head to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway on December 28 for the final South Australian round, before making his way to Victoria where he will contest round four at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on December 30. The fifth and final Speedweek round will be held on January 1 at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Following a break over the month of January, McInnes will return to Adelaide in February where he will contest three race meetings with the 360 Sprintcars All Stars Series, commencing on February 11 for the Tyson Perez Memorial at Borderline Speedway and then the Friday and Saturday nights of February 17 and 18 at Adelaide Motorsport Park and Waikerie’s Sunline Speedway.

McInnes would like to thank the following valued 2016-17 season sponsors for their continued support: Turbo Track, Sapana Holdings, Adrian's Auto Repairs, Global Lighting Solutions, Spot On Marine, Fuchs Oils, Bursons Auto Parts, Nakita Pollock Photography, NT Welding, Snap On Tools, Quality Meats, Signtech and ATIC Performance. He would also like to give special thanks to his dad Darryl, his wife Merilyn, his brother Damo, Pollock, Tom, Parkesy, Benny and Robert.

To find out more about McInnes and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Jamie McInnes Quick Az Racing NT4.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Foster and Stark Motorsport Join Forces

Mitch Foster has switched the spanners for the steering wheel in the 2016-17 season, teaming up with Stark Motorsport to pilot the SA # 72 Starky’s Fibreglass Repairs supported GF1 car.

Having first joined Stark Motorsport last season when the team contacted him in regards to a social media post offering his pit crew services, Foster received a call from the team in June offering him the opportunity to run their car and they agreed on a suitable arrangement.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity that Stark Motorsport has given me,” expressed Foster.

“The team are really laid back team and we all get along well. They’re very hardworking and supportive and there’s not a lot of pressure, which makes driving for them very enjoyable.”

For the better part of a decade, Foster spent his time racing VSC Sprintcars, where achieved multiple feature-race wins, before moving into his family-owned 410 Sprintcar for four seasons, which saw the highlight being when he drove to victory in a Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in February, 2014. Due to budget and business commitments, Foster was forced to spend the last two seasons on the sideline, before making his return to racing this season.

First hitting the track together earlier last month for a Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at the team’s home track Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, almost 560 kilometres and six hours from Foster’s hometown of Moe in Victoria, the Port MacDonnell, South Australia-based team unfortunately missed out on feature-race qualification; however, they were able to rectify that at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway later that month, scoring the fastest overall time of the night in hot laps, on the way to qualifying into the feature race later in the night.

While the recent annual Max’s Race at Premier Speedway didn’t quite go as planned, with Foster taking himself out of contention due to a crash which caused significant damage to the car, the team are pleased with their current speed and are now looking forward to improving as the season progresses.

Foster looks forward to contesting World Series Sprintcars Speedweek, which consists of five shows over the Christmas-New Year period, commencing on Boxing Night (December 26) at Adelaide Motorsport Park and concluding at Premier Speedway on January 1, 2017.

Following their Speedweek campaign, the team will then head to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in NSW for the Scott Darley Challenge on January 13-14, before contesting the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway on January 18 and the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway on January 19 in the two days leading up to Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway on January 20-22. The following week, the team will return to Valvoline Raceway for the 55th annual Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship.

“I’m looking so forward to doing so much racing in such a short period of time,” commented Foster, who will contest more race meetings over the next month and a half than he ever has in a full season.

“Our goal is to work really hard with time trials, which are vital to ensuring you get a good start to the night. It will be great to get some consistent track time. Hopefully we can gain more momentum and qualify for some feature races.”

Foster would like thank the following sponsors for their continued support throughout the 2016-17 season: Starky’s Fibreglass Repairs, Fosweld, JNJ Engineering and Marine Services, Port Wakefield Wreckers, FMS, Carrison Racing Engines, AB Auto’s and Service Centre. Special thanks go to Jamie, James and Sandy from Stark Motorsport, as well as Foster’s mum Kim, dad Steve and fiancée Chantelle.

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

The Park Jefferson Speedway is pleased to announce that it will be adding Sprint Cars to the weekly racing program for the 2017 racing season. Park Jefferson will follow the ASCS rules package for its sprint car division. The Park oval ,located north of Sioux City, has a rich history of sprint car racing, going back to the 1980’s when it hosted weekly outlaw sprint cars from 1986-1988. It then became a regular stop on the NCRA Northern Tours, often kicking off the tour that was dominated by Hall of Famer Gary Wright. Since mid 2000’s, Park Jefferson has hosted 20 different sprint car races across a variety of sanctions. This new expansion of sprint car racing comes with the support of many drivers and fans in the sprint car community who were left without a Saturday night home with the closure of Badlands Speedway.

“We are very excited to bring weekly sprint car racing to Sioux City to partner with our already great IMCA classes” stated owner Adam Adamson. “We felt it was important to get this announcement out to the drivers to allow them to begin working on plans, sponsors and schedules for the upcoming season. We want them to know they will have a home at the Park Jefferson Speedway. We also wanted to let our sponsors and fans know so that they can plan on seeing the winged warriors weekly at the Park Jefferson Speedway.”

Park Jefferson has also had ongoing talks with IMCA about bringing the IMCA Sprint Cars to Park Jefferson. At this time, there is no resolution on the IMCA Sprint Cars in South Dakota.

Park Jefferson will kick off its sprint car program on April 22nd and will have a finalized schedule at the Sioux Falls Swap Meet. Park Jefferson will now begin the process of working on sponsors for the division as well as working with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars, the MSTS and the ASCSMW sanction bodies on possible specials to complement the weekly racing. For more information, follow Park Jefferson Speedway at www.parkjeff.com.

For more information, please contact the track General Manager Rod Olson at 712-267-3278 or email oxolson@hotmail.com

Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars 2015-2016 Jack Dover-4 ASCS National Series-2016 Blake Hahn-1 ASCS Midwest Sprint 2005-2006 2014 Brian Brown-1 Jason Johnson-1 Jack Dover-1 Isaac Schreurs-1 NCRA Outlaw Sprint 1992-2000 1. Gary Wright-3 2. Danny Lasoski-2 3. Kenny Hansen-1 Terry McCarl-1 Outlaw Sprint Feature Wins 1986-1988 1. Randy Smith-4 2. Jerry Richert JR-2 John Stevenson-2 4. Marlon Jones-1 Rich Brahmer-1 Lee Brewer-1 Brian Keck-1 Terry McCarl-1 360 Sprint Feature Wins 1986-1987 2005 Doug Martens-1 Bill Rook-1 Randy Rosenboom-1 John Gerloff-1 Billy Alley-1 NSCA Sprint 2001-2002 Gregg Bakker-1 Jake Peters-1 ESTS Sprint 2003-2005 1. Jake Peters-2 2. Billy Alley-1 Wingless Sprint 2005-2006 Casey Abbas-1 Bret Mellenberndt-1 Doug Martens-1 JSTS Sprint 2008-2010 1. Jack Dover-2 2. Gregg Bakker-1 Eric Lutz-1

 

 

TOM RUMSEY INC RETURNS TO SPONSOR SEMINAR ROOM

By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

Tom Rumsey, Inc. returns to Racing Xtravaganza for a second straight year as the Exclusive sponsor for the Seminar Room.

Rumsey’s involvement last year was instrumental in making the first year show a huge success and show organizers are thrilled to have Rumsey back for 2017.

Racing Xtravaganza is set for Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5 at the Utz Arena on the York Fairgrounds.

“The Tom Rumsey Seminar Room was a big part of the 2016 Racing Xtravaganza,” said show owner Scott Gobrecht. “The seminars were well attended with many being standing room only. We are excited to have Tom Rumsey, Inc. back in 2017 and are working on a nice variety of seminars for our attendees.”

The show schedule as of now will be:

Saturday, February 4, 2017 11am-PASS/IMCA Hosted by Rod Ort 1pm-TBA 3pm-TBA 5pm-Susquehanna Speedway hosted by Kolten Gouse

Sunday, February 5, 2017 11am-Beer Hill Gang hosted by Matt Miller 2:30pm-Finding Sponsorship hosted by Rob Ziemba and Jeremy Elliott

Tom Rumsey, Inc. is a commercial general contractor that specializes in tenant fit outs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey. Located at 3810 Bear Road in York, Rumsey can be reached at 717-767-5292 and at www.tomrumseyinc.com.

Fans can check out www.racingxtravaganza.com for the latest for your Prescription for Racing Xcitement!

 

 

Zearfoss will raffle Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience package at BZR Fundraiser

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (December 22, 2016) - With the intent to give back in a big way, Brock Zearfoss will raffle off a Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience package during the annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser. Valued at nearly $500, one lucky raffle winner will have the opportunity to pilot a sprint car around the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, for ten laps. The dirt experience will take shape on Saturday, July 15, at 3 pm.

“We couldn’t wait to announce this raffle prize. It is definitely unique,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “Every fan hopes for the opportunity to drive a sprint car. This deal allows that to happen. I’m excited to see who the lucky winner is. This is just one of the many prizes we plan to award during our fundraiser.”

In addition, Brock Zearfoss will unveil his 2017 sprint car design, as well as debut brand new Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise that can be purchased during the fundraiser.

The Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser will take shape on Saturday evening, January 14, at the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall near Harrisburg from 6 pm to 11 pm. Those interested in attending can purchase advanced tickets through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh for $20. Each ticket will gain access to the fundraiser, complete with dinner, drinks, door prizes, raffles, and live entertainment, as well as act as a $10 voucher toward Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

As recently announced, the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals will also be broadcast during the BZR Fundraiser. Those seeking tickets should visit the official Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser page Here.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown – Australia Bound!

(Bill W) December 23, 2016 – Brian Brown is excited about his upcoming race trip to Australia. He’ll be piloting Craig Wormall’s Wormall Civil/Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 for thirteen events at seven different tracks in four provinces over the course of a month.

It’s been awhile since Brian has competed in Australia. “Craig Wormall is giving me this opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited,” he says. “It’s a unique opportunity to spend our winter ‘Down Under’…not just going down there, but being able to race in top notch equipment. I think we’ll be racing fourteen or fifteen times.”

He established a relationship with the Wormall family over the past year. “Craig’s son Mitch got to come spend a month with us here last summer and he raced a few times,” says Brian. “That was fun, and for us to go over there and represent Wormall Civil, Casey’s General Stores, FVP and our other partners as well as the U.S.A. is awesome.”

Brian won’t be alone on the plane. “I’m lucky enough to be bringing Steven Tiner and Michael Williams with me to fill out the team,” he says. “We’re looking forward to getting down there to only compete, but hopefully, compete for some wins. There’s a lot of races down there with a lot of prestige. We’re ending the tour with the Classic (at Premier Speedway near Warrnambool, Victoria), which is their equivalent of the Knoxville Nationals.”

He’ll also be bringing the family. “That’s icing on the cake really,” says Brian. “Being able to take Heather and Mikala with me is something that’s special. They’ve put up with a lot over the years here that normal families don’t have to, so it’s nice to be able to take them with us and see a part of the world that they’ve never seen before. I’m just grateful for Craig and the rest of the folks and Wormall Civil for letting us do it.”

Brian’s Schedule in Australia

Monday, Dec. 26 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 1 – Bunbury (WA) City Speedway

Tuesday, Dec. 27 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 2 – Perth (WA) Motorplex

Friday, Dec. 30 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Round 3 – Bunbury (WA) City Speedway

Sunday, Jan. 1 – USA vs. WA Speedweek Grand Final – Perth (WA) Motorplex

Saturday, Jan. 7 – International Sprintcars/USC-SA Round 5 – Murray Bridge (SA) Speedway

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Origin of Speed, Sprintcar State of Origin – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Friday, Jan. 13 – Scott Darley Challenge – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Saturday, Jan. 14 – Scott Darley Challenge – Valvoline Raceway (NSW)

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – President’s Cup – Avalon Raceway (VIC)

Thursday, Jan. 19 – King’s Challenge – SRA Borderline Speedway (VIC)

Friday, Jan. 20 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

Saturday, Jan. 21 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

Sunday, Jan. 22 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway (VIC)

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

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About Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

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

 

 

Madsen, Lines, Macedo, Harli White And A Host Of Talent Classic Bound!

They may have won five Classic Crowns between them, but you can rest assured that both Kerry Madsen and Steven Lines will be striving for another visit to victory lane when they contest the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic this coming January.

The dynamic Australian duo, will be joined by exciting Californian Carson Macedo who will return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for what will be his second tilt at the Classic.

Madsen who will be out to go one better than last year, having finished runner up to Jamie Veal in the 2016 Classic, as he attempts to add a fourth crown to his imposing Classic record, becoming only the third driver in the history of the event to have claimed four or more wins, with only Garry Rush (7) and Danny Smith (6) having achieved the feat previously.

Coming off another hectic American schedule the “Mad Man” will again be one of the pre-race favorites as he straps into the Keneric Healthcare, American Racing and Daniel Trucking backed entry.

Lines, the 2011 and 2013 Classic Champion, will again saddle up the Halls Motorsport W3 for what would be an historic 3rd Classic win.

Having been in great early season form at Premier Speedway, Lines of Mt. Gambier will no doubt be geared towards improving on his 17th place finish at the 2016 Classic.

As always car owner Brian Hall and Crew Chief Craig Bennett will give the hard charging Lines all he needs to do well, for their major supporters Halls Motorsport, Valvoline, Carlin and Gazzard along with Clarend Transport.

Having competed in 410 Sprintcars and Midgets during the past American summer, Carson Macedo has again enjoyed some stellar results.

Having relocated moved to Columbus, Indiana to take up the opportunity to drive a midget full time for Keith Kunz Motorsports, with the support of the iconic Californian based Tarlton Racing. Macedo and his team ran a full USAC and POWRi National schedule,

Macedo has also been given the opportunity to drive for Craig and Les Mintz at Mintz Motorsports in a wing 410 sprint car throughout the state of Ohio and other select events when his schedule allowed.

Having driving for Peter Mitchell in Australia last summer before contesting the Classic aboard the Dave Challons backed V45 entry, Macedo will return for 2014 Classic winning car owner Sean Dyson aboard the immaculate Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions, Dyson Motorsports and Roberts Meats N99 machine.

This live wire combination will be one to watch, with Macedo looking to improve on his 8th place run in B-Main 1 at the Classic last January.

Having made her Sungold Stadium debut just recently at the 2nd Annual Max’s Race, first time Classic entrant Harli White-Hines is sure to be a crowd favorite in 2017.

The diminutive White-Hines, is one of the feel-good stories in Sprintcar Racing having fought back from third and fourth degree burns which resulted from a race incident when she was just 12 years old.

In her limited appearances in Australia, the regular competitor on America’s ASCS 360 National Tour has shown she can mix it with the best and will no doubt be better for the data collected on her initial visit to Warrnambool.

Campaigning the N10 for car owner Paul Stirton and team sponsors A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, NATRAD and South West Conveyancing, Harli is sure to want for nothing come Classic time.

Western Australia’s Brad and Jamie Maiolo will make yet another trek across the Nullabor to also be a part of the Classic action.

Both drivers have been recording strong results in their Native WA amidst the cut and thrust of the AHG Sprintcar Entrants Group Series and never seem to take long to adapt to the tight confines of Premier Speedway.

For their 2017 sojourn across the country both Brad and Jamie will enjoy the support of Heatley Industrial, Battery All Types, Typhoon Tools, Paramount Safety LJM Produce and Panelworx.

A trio of local entrants will also stake a claim to be among the 24-car field for the Classic final

Jack Lee, Lilley’s Lane Quarries, Lee Contracting, LPS, Webber & Chivell Fertilizers, General Signs V25 has only run a limited pre-Christmas schedule and will be joined by Jake Smith in the Mepunga Grains, Warrnambool Goodyear, Warrnambool Truck & Trailer, Dairytech Nutrition V72 and the ultra-competitive GJ Gardner Homes V42 of Jye O’Keeffe.

Despite being a relative new comer to the Sprintcar ranks O’Keeffe has shown that he can mix it with the best and with the support of Mortlake Roadhouse, O’Shannassy Motorsport, Warrnambool Powdercoating, Merri Aluminum, WMI, Westvic Sheds, G & H Distributors, Niflex and Thomo’s Race Graphix he will be looking for a strong hometown performance.

Knoxville Raceway and Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Regular Glen Saville will also return for Classic duty.

Saville has a wealth of experience and always prepares a very neat piece of race equipment, as he aims to better his C-Main finish from January’s 44th Classic aboard the Grasmere Performance Service N75.

Former World Series Sprintcars contracted Star Ricky Maiolo is another to have nominated for the Classic, with the beautifully turned out TRG Transport, Oval Track Imports, Peter Kittle Collision and Active Auto Wreckers S24 set to again be a fan favorite.

Another of the West Australian contingent Scott Reilly will also contest the Classic aboard his Tomcat Electro and Dieselcraft backed W18 car, while Maiden Gully in Victoria will be represented by Darren Clarke, with the Victorian rookie set to make his Classic debut aboard the V50 entry as supported by D C Car Carriers, SWICH Car Rentals and Snap Fitness.

Despite the steady flow of entries all intending competitors are reminded that pre-entries close on Monday January 9, 2017 with a late nomination fee to be incurred thereafter.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

Gary Thomas Appointed Business Manager/Announcer For Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards

PLACERVILLE, CA (December 21, 2017). The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce that noted Northern California motorsports journalist, PR specialist, and announcer Gary Thomas has been appointed as Business Manager/Announcer for the inaugural season of the new series. Thomas brings a wealth of experience in many areas of race track and series promotion, and will serve as the cornerstone for information and engagement with race teams, series tracks, and race fans.

Commonly known as “GT”, Thomas has been a familiar face and voice at numerous sprint car events around Northern California over the last decade. Thomas has been the Public Relations Director with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series since 2006 and the “voice” of the series since 2012. He has also been the PR Director of the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare since 2007 and has been the PR Director/ Announcer for the Ocean Speedway sprint cars since 2014.

In addition to working closely with promoter Tony Noceti in various capacities at the Stockton Dirt Track over the last few years, Thomas has also held the position of Director of Communications there. Through his company, GT Promotions, the Sacramento, California resident has also worked with a number of sprint car teams and drivers as a publicist in his media career.

“I’m definitely excited for the opportunity to work with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards,” Thomas said. “When it comes to young drivers and veteran mainstays we have an immense amount of talent in California right now. Some of the racing we witnessed last season in our state was as good as it’s ever been and that bodes well going into 2017. I want to thank everyone with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards series for the opportunity to add the SCCT to my client lineup for this coming season.”

“Gary is going to be a great addition to our series,” said SCCT principal and Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell. “He brings valuable experience and dedication that will be a big asset as we move this series into the future. It will also be an awesome opportunity for Gary to expand his horizons along with everyone associated in this effort, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Those seeking more information regarding the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards can visit the official online home at www.sprintcarchallengetour.com. Series updates and breaking news will be available in the coming weeks so please stay connected.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Bianchi Farms, All Star Performance, ART, BR Motorsports, Bullard Construction, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jocko’s Sprint Parts, King Racing Products, LRB Race Products, MW Metal Works, Pit Stop USA, and RacePartsTrader.com.

 

 

Beer Hill Gang returns as title sponsor for 17 12/21/2016 Mechanicsburg, PA

The PA Sprint Series is happy to announce that the Beer Hill Gang will return as title sponsor for the 2017 as part of the BHG 15th anniversary celebration. Matt Miller will once again co-ordinate a meet and greet fund raiser for teams and fans with proceeds benefiting the series. The fund raiser will be held in the spring. Additionally, PASS and BHG will be working together on at least one other fund raising effort and a special race or even possibly a series of races for RaceSaver(R) teams. These plans will be revealed as the 2017 schedule is finalized. Rod Ort will be visiting the Beer Hill Gang annual event on January 21st to thank the fans and Matthew Miller will in turn be making an appearance at the PASS banquet later that night to talk to teams.

"We're excited to partner with the Beer Hill Gang again in 2017 as it gives us a chance to reach the most elite group of hard core fans in the country". Explained regional director Rod Ort. "we've grown past the designation of "305" and we're now part of the largest sprint car sanction in the country. We're hoping that by partnering with BHG we can further communicate the excitement of RaceSaver/IMCA Sprints in our area and nationwide.

We're also hoping that this relationship will also help to further the exposure and awareness of this unique group of fans from Williams Grove speedway that first got together to help with fundraising efforts for underdog teams and have expanded their efforts to numerous teams and our series. The Beer Hill Gang holds events throughout the season in support of sprint car racing. "there is no financial commitment here" explained Ort. We're both volunteer based groups and any fundraising will go directly to teams by adding to our points fund. In 2016 a fundraiser started by PASS racer Ryan Slothower raised enough money to help reimburse teams back to 30th position for their annual IMCA membership fees which extend supplemental insurance coverage to teams and volunteers.

The goal here is to bring some respect to some very deserving teams and fans by having some fund raisers and showcasing the fun that both teams and fans can have at the races. The support that the Beer Hill Gang gives us helps us to get in front of fans and communicate the excitement of our series and of RaceSaver/IMCA sprint cars.

 

 

POWRi/WAR Sprints Partner with Wildcat Raceway

Indianapolis, IN (December 22, 2017) - The Lucas Oil POWRi/WAR Sprint Car Series will lay claim to a new state this coming February after aligning a fresh partnership with Wildcat Raceway in Tuscon, Arizona to sanction the 360 Wildcat Winter Sprints series.

The POWRi/WAR Sprints debut in the Grand Canyon state on February 4, 2017 at Wildcat Raceway paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start. There will be a follow up two-day weekend of competition on the 3/8 mile oval February 17-18, 2017 paying $2,000 to win Friday and $3,000 to win the Saturday night finale.

The February 18 event will add an exciting opportunity to racers involved as the program will air on MAVTV as part of the famed “Dirty 30” television series.

“We are excited to bring our series to the Southwest and offer a breath of fresh air to the dedicated racers in the great state of Arizona,” said Series Director Casey Shuman, “With my dad (Ron Shuman) coming on board, it’s going to be special. We want to run a fair and safe program. Our series, as always, will also focus on ensuring everyone who joins us has fun and enjoys the experience.”

All three events will run with very simple rules as listed below: -Hoosier 16” Medium RR tire is required -No cockpit adjustable shocks -1,475 lb. weight rule -360 cubic inch engines -Any proper, unmodified racing muffler will be allowed

Please feel free to contact Beau Brandt at Wildcat Raceway (602) 463-3446, or Casey Shuman with POWRi/WAR at (317) 809-9657 with any questions/concerns.

 

 

Brian Brown – FVP and Brian Brown Racing Renew partnership for 2017 and Beyond!

(Bill W) December 21, 2016 – The Brian Brown Racing sprint car team has renewed its partnership with long time partner FVP! Driver, Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, Missouri and FVP enter their 10th season together in 2017. FVP joins Casey’s General Stores as major marketing partners for the team, and expectations are high heading into next season.

Brian is looking forward to his continued partnership with FVP. “This is a very good day for Brian Brown Racing and our organization,” he says. “To say I’m excited would be an understatement”. To work with an awesome brand Like FVP for 10 years is an absolute honor It’s something I never dreamed possible. They’ve been a great partner of ours, and we’re looking forward to not only continue representing a great brand, but also a great family of people involved with FVP - its customers and employees.”

He has been involved with FVP from its origin. “We’ve been with FVP since the inception of the brand, and to see it grow and be a small part of it has been an awesome experience,” says Brian. “Not only is their brand top notch, so are their people.”

The enthusiasm about the future is shared by FVP as well. “We are excited with our continued partnership with Brian Brown Racing. We are planning to deliver more years of great racing experiences for our customers and fans,” adds Jay Litsey, VP of Marketing for FVP. “Brian offers the winning combination of solid performance on the track and great relationships with customers and fans. We will be working with Brian and his team next year to deliver more to race fans across the United States. The confidence in FVP Brian Brown Racing demonstrates with the use of our products is just another example of FVP being race track proven and driver endorsed. Stay tuned for more new products from FVP and three more years of exciting racing.”

Also stay tuned to Brian’s website (www.BrianBrownRacing.com) and his social media for more information about the 2017 campaign for Brian Brown Racing.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

 

 

SPEED SPORT CHALLENGE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MORE TRACKS AND QUALIFYING EVENTS IN 2017 KNOXVILLE, IOWA

(Dec. 21, 2016) - The SPEED SPORT Challenge has been a long-standing tradition at the annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, uniting the world's greatest sprint car drivers during the sport's biggest week of the year.

The annual event, held every Friday of the annual Knoxville Nationals, began in 1997 and is an invitation-only event. To qualify, an American driver must compete at a participating international race track and event. Any international driver competing in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is also eligible.

The winner of the SPEED SPORT Challenge earns the 25th starting position in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores finale.

"The 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store is not only the biggest sprint car race on the planet, it is truly a spectacular event," SPEED SPORT president Ralph Sheheen said. "SPEED SPORT is thrilled to be a part of this one of a kind motorsports event by adding to the excitement with the prestigious SPEED SPORT Challenge. It's a unique format tied together with some tremendous venues and some of the best sprint car racers in the world."

For the August 11, 2017 SPEED SPORT Challenge, the international tracks and qualifying events have increased. The following tracks are now official partners of the events with their qualifying events listed as well:

Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic at Premier Speedway - Jan. 20-22, 2017 (Warrnambool, Aus.) - Tickets available at www.premierspeedway.com.au and PPV available on www.clayperview.com

Australian Sprint Car Grand Prix at Valvoline Raceway - Dec. 26, 2016 (Sydney, Aus.) - Tickets available at www.valvolineraceway.com.au and PPV available on www.clayperview.com

Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway - Jan. 13-14, 2017 (Sydney, Aus.) Tickets available at www.valvolineraceway.com.au and PPV available on www.clayperview.com

USA vs. Western Australia Sprintcar Speedweek at Perth Motorplex - Dec. 27, 2016 (Perth, Aus.) - Tickets available at www.motorplex.com.au

Each year, the most talented sprint car drivers qualify for the SPEED SPORT Challenge and 2017 is expected to be no different. Americans projected to be eligible include returning 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores champion Jason Johnson, 2013 Kings Royal winner Brad Sweet, two-time Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown, PA Posse star Greg Hodnett, NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne and more. Australians expected to compete include brothers Kerry and Ian Madsen, 2016 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic winner Jamie Veal, 2013 Australian Sprintcar Champion James McFadden and more.

Four-day tickets to the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which include the SPEED SPORT Challenge, are now available.

Tickets can be purchased at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431. For breaking motorsports news, exclusive features and insightful commentary, visit SPEED SPORT at www.SPEEDSPORT.com.

 

 

Speedweek Tracks Privateers Cup Bonus Now On Offer!

As we all now begin to look forward to the Annual Christmas break, the Speedway action really begins to crank up from Boxing Night onwards with World Series Sprintcars Speedweek set to blast back into life.

With night one of Speedweek set to be conducted at Adelaide Motorsports Park (formally Speedway City), there is now a little extra incentive for the non-contracted teams to put their best foot forward.

All five venues have agreed to conduct a Privateers Cup throughout the week which will see all non-contracted drivers compete for an extra $3,000.00 pay day on top of the usual WSS prize money.

In total an extra $6,000.00 has been committed by the five venues to go straight into the pockets of the best performed non-contracted teams throughout the week. Second in points will take home $2,000.00 with third getting $1,000.00.

Each competitor’s points will be tallied, with the drivers having the benefit of being able to drop their worst performance for the week. Those drivers unable to compete for the entire five nights of WSS Speedweek can still claim the bonus – they just need to produce some strong results in the nights they do compete.

The concept was devised at a recent meeting between Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

“We were looking at ways to help keep World Series Sprintcars strong and to make Speedweek as attractive as possible to not only the competitors but also the Race Fans”, Avalon Raceway’s Jeff Drew said.

“Obviously with the Eureka Sprintcar Series also in action over that Speedweek time frame, we needed to work it in a fashion that could provide the Eureka Series points leaders with a catalyst for joining up with WSS as soon as they could”, he added.

Already several talented non-contracted drivers have indicated that they intend to contest much of WSS Speedweek with the likes of current Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson (W26) heading up the list.

Joining Johnson in the field during the grueling Speedweek tournament will be former WSS regulars Luke Dillon and Ricky Maiolo who will be joined by Darren Mollenoyux and a host of other stars.

Two time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Steven Lines has also indicated that he will contest the entire Speedweek Tournament.

“Realistically, if one of the hard charging non-contracted drivers can pick up a win or two along the way during Speedweek, possibly collecting the $10,000.00 Speedweek Champions bonus and the Privateers Cup as well, then they can take home some serious prizemoney, Jeff Drew added.

“With only the Contracted Drivers being eligible for the Overall World Series Prize Pool, we thought this might be a way of encouraging more drivers to contest Speedweek as we look forward to a strong week of racing at all five venues”, Drew concluded.

World Series Sprintcars Speedweek Venue Facts:

Adelaide Motorsport Park (Formally Speedway City), has hosted the most rounds of World Series Sprintcars – 52 in total prior to the 2016-17 season. Not surprisingly Brooke Tatnell is the most successful driver at AMP with 12 WSS A-Feature Wins.

Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway at Murray Bridge has seen Brooke Tatnell again be the dominant World Series Sprintcars competitor with five wins from the 20 rounds as completed at the picturesque River Side Venue.

The Bull Ring that is Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway has also hosted World Series Sprintcars on an impressive 26 occasions, with both Max Dumesny and Brooke Tatnell sharing the spoils with five wins a piece.

Avalon Raceway, located at Lara just on the Melbourne side of Geelong is always jam packed with fans for the penultimate night of World Series Sprintcars! The racing is always intense, with 31 rounds of World Series Sprintcars having been etched into the annuals of time at the venue.

Once again Brooke Tatnell’s dominance is evident with his career tally (prior to 2016-17) of 75 A-Main wins including 7 at Avalon Raceway.

The final stop for the week is Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Sungold Stadium) where local legend Max Dumesny has saluted the judges on no less than eight occasions, with the venue having witnessed 36 nights of World Series Sprintcars competition – many of which have been held on the Traditional date of January 1.

2015-16 World Series Sprintcars Speedweek Results:

December 27, 2015: Murray Bridge Speedway.

1st: NQ25 James McFadden; 2nd W26 Luke Dillon; 3rd W3 Steven Lines.

December 28, 2015: Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier.

1st: W2 Brooke Tatnell; 2nd V35 Jamie Veal; 3rd NQ25 James McFadden.

December 30, 2015: Avalon Raceway.

1st: NQ25 James McFadden; 2nd W17 Kyle Hirst; 3rd V35 Jamie Veal.

January 1, 2016: Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

1st: W2 Brooke Tatnell; 2nd V35 Jamie Veal; 3rd W3 Steven Lines.

January 2, 2016: Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

1st: Q83 David Murcott; 2nd V35 Jamie Veal; 3rd W2 Brooke Tatnell.

Overall Speedweek Champion: V35 Jamie Veal.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 21, 2016)

What? - Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt by ARP 2017 King of Michigan Series

Where? - Hartford Speedway, Hartford MI

When? - Friday, May 19;Friday, June 16; Friday August 11; Friday, September 1

Hartford Speedway will be the center of attention for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP four-race 2017 King of Michigan series. The King of Michigan, as a single race, had long been a SOD tradition before 2016. Now the KoM series returns bigger and better with heightened excitement about the newly reconfigured 3/8 mile track and the expanded schedule. The 2017 KoM Champion will be crowned at the series finale on September 1.

To follow Hartford Speedway and the transformation of the track, go to the Hartford Speedway Facebook page and check out their website at www.hartfordspeedway.net for more information.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP was brought to you in 2016 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Ti22 Performance.

 

 

140 LOADS OF RED CLAY & A WIDER SURFACE TO GREET FANS & RACERS IN 2017 AT SHARON; NEW "SPEEDWAY GRILLE" & OTHER AMENITIES TO BE OFFERED

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH December 20, 2016 Sharon Speedway is thrilled to announce that an all new racing surface with wider turns will greet fans and drivers when the 2017 season kicks off on Friday, April 21 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time ever. Several other amenities have also been added to enhance the night's experience such as the new "Speedway Grille", five additional laps to all feature events, fan giveaways, suite upgrades, and the FanCeiver option.

After a lot of inquiry and a thorough search, 140 tri-axle loads of red clay were trucked in to Sharon Speedway. In addition to the new surface, the track has been reconfigured and will feature wider turns by 15-20' with more progressive banking all to promote better racing and less tire wear. The surface and turns will mirror that of Pennsylvania's Port Royal Speedway.

"I have to commend the owners for making this huge investment," expressed general manager Dave Willoughby. "It was an exhausting search and everything was done proper to insure we got quality clay and a reconfigured, racier track. I also have to thank Steve O'Neal and Steve Stimely of Port Royal for coming out and working with us. Port Royal has received rave reviews on their surface and racing in recent years, and we hope the same will be said about Sharon for years to come."

The weekly "Steel Valley Thunder" divisions will get their first chance on the new track on Saturday, April 29. The weekly divisions for the 88th anniversary season will be the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Each division will be given five additional feature laps in 2017; 25 for the Big-Block Modifieds and 20 for the other three classes.

Debuting in 2017 will be the "Speedway Grille", which will be located on the turn one grandstand side of the facility near the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. The "Speedway Grille" will have a unique look and offer non-traditional race track concession items such as pulled pork, hand-pressed made-to-order burgers, barbeque sundaes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, sweet tea, and ice cold beer.

Several other amenities have been added to better the experience of race fans. There will be nightly fan giveaways both before the races begin and during intermission. For $20, fans will have the ability to upgrade their general admission seat for indoor VIP accommodations. While the drivers have long had RACEceiver communication with track officials, fans will now be able to listen in on race control or the track announcer's feed by purchasing the FanCeiver for $99.

Banquet tickets along with 2017 season grandstand and pit passes, reserved pit parking, and driver registration forms are all available at SharonSpeedway.com. Advanced and reserved tickets for 2017 special events will be available soon.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented By Abreu Vineyards To Debut In 2017

PLACERVILLE, CA (December 20, 2017). The Western United States will see a major new 360 sprint car series on the scene in 2017 as the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards is set to sanction races in California and Nevada. The winged fuel injected sprint cars will contest a 12 race schedule at five tracks, with very significant contingency awards, enhanced purses, and large point fund payouts available for race teams.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards will have their inaugural event at Antioch Speedway on April 1. The bay area track will also see a return visit on June 17th. Placerville Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track will both host four races each. Placerville’s foothill facility holds series race number two on April 15th, another single event on May 6th, and the high paying two day Nor-Cal Shootout on September 22nd and 23rd. The Stockton Dirt Track presents its first race on May 27th, with the Jimmy Sills Classic on July 2nd, the Salute to Leroy Van Conett on August 26th and the inaugural season finale 34th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson November 4th. Solo nights of racing at the beautiful Calistoga Speedway in the Napa Valley wine region will see the Wine Country Classic on June 24th, while Nevada’s Fernley 95A Speedway in the high desert area outside of Reno will have their race on July 29th.

​Thanks to generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford and David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards the initial champion of the series will be awarded $10,000 of an over $60,000 point fund. The top 15 teams following the series will also participate in the substantial year end fund, which is expected to be augmented considerably with other announcements forthcoming in the near future. Race team interest expressed during the creation of the new series should see a full complement of top teams gunning for their share of the prize money.

​Basic purse payouts will see $2,500 to win and, and thanks to John Bianchi of Bianchi Farms, $400 to start the feature event. No matter the car count every team entered will be taking home a share of the monetary awards. NASCAR star and open wheel enthusiast Kyle Larson has also offered a $500 bonus to any full-time team who wins a feature event, allowing the winner’s share to potentially grow to $3,000. Additional race dates, such as the above mentioned Nor-Cal Shootout, will offer purses greater than the standard payouts, with details on those events available soon. Also, as an added benefit to race teams, the nightly purses will be paid out at the track when that night of competition is completed.

​The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will also debut with a substantial contingency package that will provide over $20,000 in certificates and cash to racers over the course of the 12 race season. Awards at each event will include LRB Race Products $100 to fast time, $250 apiece from All Star Performance, ART, BR Motorsports, and King Racing Products for the top four in each heat, RacePartsTrader.com $100 to the dash winner, Bullard Construction $100 to 7th place in the B-main, Pit Stop USA $200 to the A-main Hard Charger, MW Metal Works $100 to the fastest lap in the A-Main, and Jocko’s Sprint Parts $100 to 6th place in the A-main. Also, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services will provide a $1,000 prize to the series Rookie of the Year. Several more contingency sponsors will be announced as the season approaches.

​Those seeking more information regarding the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards can visit the official online home at www.sprintcarchallengetour.com. Series updates and breaking news will be available in the coming weeks, including transparent point fund payouts, standard purse structures, and rules.

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

Apr. 1 Antioch Speedway (Antioch, CA)

Apr. 15 Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)

May 6 Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)

May 27 Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)

Jun 17 Antioch Speedway (Antioch, CA)

Jun 24 Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, CA)

Jul 2 Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)

Jul 29 Fernley 95A Speedway (Fernley, NV)

Aug 26 Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)

Sep 22 Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)

Sep 23 Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)

Nov 4 Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Set for Live Pay-Per-View Videos of Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 20, 2016) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is in full preparation for a pair of marquee events during the next month.

America's Fastest Motorsports Website will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the 32nd annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout (Dec. 28-Jan. 1) as well as the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire (Jan. 10-14). Both events will be held on the quarter-mile oval located inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The coverage of both events will feature multiple cameras, replays and more. The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

As of Sunday, there were 840 entries, including 408 drivers from 34 states and three Canadian provinces, signed up for the nine Tulsa Shootout classes. More than 250 drivers, led by five-time champion Sammy Swindell, have already pre-entered for the Chili Bowl.

The price for the five-day Tulsa Shootout is only $85 ($75 for premium members) or $19.99 per day. A special for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day.

To purchase, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Also of note, RacinBoys recently transitioned to a new website. All registered members - free and premium - need to verify their old accounts at the new website. Simply click the red "Verify Old RBN Account" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage for both events with Brian Ward, Kaleb Hart and Scotty Cook the featured announcers at the Tulsa Shootout. Bryan Gapinski, Justin Zoch, Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers will be among the RacinBoys voices during the Chili Bowl.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the five-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $85 ($75 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $19.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 14 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

SPEEDWAY MOTORS TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 32nd edition of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28 to Jan. 1. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, "A" class non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged and non-wing mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 10-14. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 12th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past seven seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

SEE HOW GREAT AUTO RACING VIDEOS ARE CREATED WITH A TOUR OF THE WEEDSPORT PRODUCTIONS VEHICLE AT MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 20, 2016 . . . If you have ever wondered auto racing videos are created, how that great action show was caught, your questions will be answered at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade show set for January 20th thru January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Weedsport Productions has raised the bar on the way auto racing is filmed and how live footage is edited.

During the show, the 31st edition of the popular show, attendees will have the opportunity to visit and tour the vehicle.

Al Heinke, Weedsport, NY Speedway’s owner, has engaged the services of Bret Moses of Otto Media (Syracuse, NY), a video production specialist whose company includes artists, writers, creators and technologists who customize video to the venue, in this case dirt track racing. “We always have a camera on the leader with a second on the ‘battle’ wherever that may be in the lineup,” said Moses.

“What we film on any given race night can be sent as a short video to television channels right away and be aired without any further work on their part,” said Moses. Obviously, this means immediate exposure to a wide viewing audience resulting in wider exposure for sponsors and teams, far beyond that of just the fans at the track.

Matt Thomas, well known in the business of motorsports, serves as the Systems Engineer, Thomas makes the call from the production truck to the cameras and switchboard.

A motor home that has been retrofitted with the latest high definition, live switching and replay technology and equipment is the mobile home for Weedsport Productions.

While housed on the race track campus, one can contract with Weedsport Productions to have the equipment and personnel come to your location and provide the same services it does for Weedsport Speedway. Brett Hearn, promoter of “The Big Show” Super DIRTcar Series event, did just that for his July event held at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

At the upcoming January 20-21-22 2017 PPG Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, the Weedsport Productions Mobile Communications Unit will be on display and open for tours.

Just recently announced is the Memories of Dorney Park Speedway which was located in Allentown, PA. The announcement has created a great deal of interest in the attraction with attendees invited to meet many of the past heroes of racing at the legendary auto racing facility.

A featured guest at Motorsports 2017 will be seven time NASCAR Premier Series champion Richard Petty considered the King of NASCAR.

Many other well-known racers and personalities will be appearing at the show with details to be announced.

The 3-day show will again fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

Over 250 race cars, representing many different segments of the sport, will be on hand. In addition hardcore vendors will be part of the show along with many racing facilities offering information on their 2017 season.

Again, as in the past, free industry seminars will be offered.

Exhibit space is filling quickly so now is a good time to reserve a display area. Call Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 or danny@aarn.com.

For complete show details, ticket prices and more check in at www.aarn.com and go to the Motorsports link.

 

 

T.J. Michael will return to the Arctic Cat All Star trail in 2017

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (December 20, 2016) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will return to the road full-time in 2017, rejoining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a second consecutive campaign. Michael, a Plano, Texas, native who headquarters his race team in Fremont, Ohio, during the summer months, will kick-off his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star trek in Florida; igniting a 50+ race schedule that will eventually feature competition throughout large areas of the Midwest and Northeast.

In addition, Michael will enter select World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events during the course of the season, extending his schedule to nearly 65 shows.

Michael finished seventh in the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings and earned runner-up “Rookie of the Year” honors. The recent high school graduate highlighted his 2016 season with seven top-ten feature finishes against the Arctic Cat All Stars, including a pair of sixth place performances while in action in Butler, Michigan, and Lima, Ohio.

“We are very excited to rejoin the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017. I think we had a fantastic rookie season and I am confident we can do even better,” T.J. Michael explained. “I owe it all to my crew. They worked hard and kept me race-ready each and every week. My family and supporters have been behind me since the beginning. I’m excited to continue living out my dream in 2017.”

T.J. Michael will pilot his family-owned/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/No. 8M once again in 2017. The “Texas Traveler” hopes to add more support to the list with the intent to stay focused on the road.

“We have an amazing support group behind this race team. I can’t thank everyone enough for their help,” Michael explained. “But, we would love the opportunity to build more relationships in the near future. We are looking for a major contributor to join our team for next season. The added support will help us relieve a little bit of pressure, stay prepared, and give us even more potential to be up front every night. I believe we have a solid foundation, and a little extra boost would be very beneficial.”

Michael will begin his 2017 season on Thursday evening, February 9, with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida.

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 networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

NASCAR CUP SERIES TEAM MEMBER ‘SPANKY’ EIDSON READY FOR IRONTON TELEPHONE ALLENTOWN SLINGSHOT DECEMBER 30TH RACE; TWO DAYS OF INDOOR RACING EXCITEMENT FEATURING THREE QUARTER MIDGETS AWAITS AT PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA December 20, 2016 . . . The ultra-quick Three Quarter (TQ) Midget cars are the featured attraction inside Allentown’s PPL Center and will headline the Friday and Saturday night, December 30th and 31st Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels event. But renewed interest in the Friday night Slingshot support class has been kindled with the recently filed entry of NASCAR Cup Series team member Jason ‘Spanky’ Eidson, of Gastonia, N.C.

The Allentown Indoor Auto Racing weekend, sponsored by Ironton Telephone, will feature TQ Midgets both nights and Slingshots and Champ Karts as the second class on respective nights. Eidson, who will be moving from the NASCAR Richard Petty Motorsports team to Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in January 1, 2017, will drive a Slingshot owned by John Gilroy of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in the Friday night Slingshot races.

“I met John three years ago when I was at Hamlin (PA) Speedway for one of their NASCAR Mechanics Night races,” Eidson said. “I drove his car that first night and have been driving it ever since.”

Eidson’s duties with SHR will involve driving one of the team rigs to and from the races each week as well as serving as the team chef.

Eidson, 44, joins TQ Midget ace Ryan Flores as Allentown race entrants with NASCAR Cup team lineage. Flores’ full time job is with Penske Racing. He works in the fabrication shop during the week and is a front tire changer for Ryan Blaney’s No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford on race days.

Eidson’s outdoor racing experience consists of dirt track racing in his native North Carolina in Street Stocks and Four Cylinder cars.

“I love driving them,” said Eidson of the Slingshots. "If we had them in the south, I’d race them every chance I could get.”

The roar of engines will take over PPL Center on Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 31 at 4 p.m. “The best seats sell out quickly for these races,” said promoter Len Sammons. “The sooner folks order their race tickets for these events, the better opportunity they will have to get closer to the action.”

Demand for tickets for the Allentown races is expected to be particularly heavy. The event was a complete sellout last year and has been expanded from one to two days for this year’s running.

Erick Rudolph, the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled By VP Racing series 2015-2016 champion, was also the winner of the inaugural Allentown TQ Indoor race. Eddie Reeder won the companion Slingshot main event.

Event and promotional sponsorship information is available at www.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s 67th annual Season Schedule Set; Special Event Slate Offers 12 Action Packed Weekends

OSWEGO, NY (December 20, 2016) – Oswego Speedway officials have announced their 67th annual, 12-weekend schedule featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship’, as well as the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Classic Weekend, a mid-Summer Race of Champions, and the third annual Port City ‘Super Spectacle.’

With a total of 12 weekends on Oswego’s 2017 racing calendar, each weekend will offer fans a special event feel, with three or more main events scheduled on five regular season weekends including welcomed guest appearances from the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, and the International Supermodified Association.

“Any event at Oswego is a big one and we are focused on providing exciting fan friendly events at every turn this season,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner, John Torrese. “We offer a unique brand of racing at the Speedway and with the inclusion of great series such as the RoC Modifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour; we believe we have built a schedule that is both racer and fan friendly.”

The Speedway will officially open its gates for racing on Saturday, May 13 with a three division show featuring kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds.

The ‘Steel Palace’ will return to action on Saturday, May 27 featuring the third annual Port City ‘Super Spectacle.’

The Novelis Supermodified ‘Jim Shampine Memorial’ 75 and the Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Tony White Memorial’ 35 will once again be on the Memorial Weekend docket along with the ISMA Supermodified ‘Jack Murphy Memorial’ King of Wings IX, making for 160-laps of action and the only time all season fans can see the Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and Pathfinder Bank SBS all in action on the same night.

The ninth running of the famed King of Wings title event for winged Supermodifieds at Oswego will move for the first time to Memorial Day Weekend, adding yet another special layer to the schedule.

A rain date of Sunday, May 28 will be implemented.

Saturday, June 3 will serve as a rain date for any events left over in May.

Racing in the month of June will consist of the Saturday, June 10 Novelis Supermodified Twin 35 special with a 30-lap main for the Pathfinder Bank SBS along with the first driver autograph session of the season.

The Speedway will then take a two week break for high school graduation and to allow weekly teams to fully prepare for a stretch of seven race events in nine weeks through the months of July and August.

The Independence Weekend Grand Prix on Saturday, July 1 will open the month of July with 75-lap and 35-lap long distance events for the Supermodifieds and SBS, along with the Speedway’s popular Fourth of July Fireworks display.

The 67th annual Race of Champions, the longest consecutively run racing event in the United States – behind only the Indianapolis 500, will move to July 7-9.

An open practice session will be held on Friday, July 7 with the RoC Modified Race of Champions taking place on Saturday, July 8 along with point events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Further RoC event details, including additional divisions, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The one day blockbuster racing event will have a scheduled rain date of Sunday, July 9.

The Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS will once again provide a one-two punch during the Summer Championship on Saturday, July 15 along with the demolition derby before returning together for the 31st running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and the 26th running of the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS on Saturday, July 22.

The $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified will be a 75-lap affair after briefly returning to a 50-lap format in 2016.

Three more consecutive weekends of action in August will finalize the 2017 ‘Road to the Championship.’

The stretch will begin with the Speedway’s Reunion Weekend on Saturday, August 5 which will once again see the return of Semi-Finals and a 45-lap feature for the Novelis Supermodifieds, as well as the Oswego Speedway Old Timer’s Reunion.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS will then take center stage on Saturday, August 12 with Twin 20 feature events.

The regular season championship will conclude with Speedway champions being declared during Track Championship Night on Saturday, August 19, prior to Classic Weekend, which will once again offer $5 admission for fans and a driver autograph session.

The 61st running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will again be a week-long line of festivities running from August 27 – September 3.

Reserved Classic test sessions will take place daily on track along with the annual Racing Rolling Classic Bowling at Lighthouse Lanes on Wednesday, August 30 and the 11th annual Oswego Kartway Classic on Thursday, August 31.

Competition will open for Classic Weekend on Friday, September 1 with open practice for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as ‘Fast Friday’ time trial sessions for Supermodifieds and SBS. On track action will conclude Friday evening with SBS heat races.

By 7:30 p.m. on Friday the Speedway’s infield gates will open for the ‘Party in the Pits’ featuring live music and other activities.

Classic Weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ on September 2 will once again be a can’t-miss two division blockbuster seeing the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, in a 150-lap contest, as well as the ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals 60 championship.

‘Classic Sunday’ on September 4 will not only feature the historic 61st running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, it will also be paired with the 26th running of the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 – filling out a full day of competition beginning at 11:30 a.m., culminating with the International Classic green flag coming no later than 4:30 p.m.

Other special events on the 2017 Oswego Speedway calendar include the annual spring spruce up day on Saturday, April 29 as well as the Speedway’s season opening practice to be held Saturday, May 6.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Captures Career-Best Midget Result at Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 19, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. produced his career-best result in a midget last Saturday during the Junior Knepper 55 at Southern Illinois Center.

Bruce Jr., who was driving for Team Eights and was tackling only his seventh career midget event, opened the night by winning a USAC Midget Racing Series heat race after overcoming a slow start.

"We started on the outside of the front row and didn't get as good of a start as we wanted," he said. "The track was one lane around the bottom so we got shuffled to third on the opening lap. I tried to stay patient and run consistent laps and we were able to get around the two guys in front of us to win."

That ranked Bruce Jr. third in overall points out of nearly 50 competitors following heat race competition and it started him on the outside of the third row in his qualifier.

"Again we started on the outside and didn't get a great start," he said. "I rode in sixth for a bit before I started picking cars off one by one. The track had a bottom and a top groove come in so we could maneuver around."

Bruce Jr. advanced to a third-place result, which ranked him fourth in overall points and locked him into the fourth starting position for the 55-lap main event.

"Even though we had good starting positions we started every race on the outside all night," he said. "We fell back to sixth on the first lap of the feature. I made it up to fourth and was battling for third when I made a couple of mistakes. I went to the bottom and a guy went around me so I moved up the track, but a couple more got by me. I fell back to eighth, but we got a late caution that allowed me to take a breath and refocus."

Bruce Jr. rebounded to rally into fifth place before fellow Team Eights driver Chad Wheeler made a late-race pass. The sixth-place result still marked a career-best effort for Bruce Jr.

"We are very happy with how the night went and our momentum entering the Chili Bowl next month," he said. "Chad and I debriefed and for only our fourth race together we feel pretty good. We definitely have the speed. I just need to do better about being patient. With more experience I think we'll continue to do better."

Bruce Jr. will return to action Jan. 10-14 at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 17 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (4).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 10-14 at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 31st annual Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

ELDORA AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR JANUARY 21

Tickets Now Available For 2016 Championship Celebration

ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 19) – Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season of racing will be feted Saturday, January 21, 2017 when the top drivers from the DIRTcar UMP Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Eldora Stocks and Sunoco American Late Model Series are honored in the legendary Eldora Ballroom.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m.

It will be a big night for Ohio drivers, as each champion hails from the Buckeye State. Jon Henry (DIRTcar UMP Late Model), Jeff Koz (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Rob Trent (Eldora Stocks) will receive their Eldora championship accolades as they reigned over the balance of the top-15 drivers from the cumulative points chase. Rusty Schlenk will accept the Sunoco ALMS championship hardware.

In addition to over $30,000 in point fund monies and commemorative trophies, numerous specialty awards will be distributed. Honors for Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Driver, Hard Luck and Best Appearing Car will be announced for Eldora’s three mainstay divisions. The esteemed Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year trophy will be presented as well.

Tickets to the affair remain value-priced at $23 per person and may be purchased online throughout the holidays at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and by phone beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. The deadline for ordering is January 13, 2017.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, will be available soon at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS CHAMPION JOHNSON LEADS SIX PACK OF AMERICAN GUNFIGHTERS IN JANUARY 7 USC SA SHOOTOUT

Official release: Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway

December 19, 2016

In August of this year Jason Johnson’s world changed forever.

The Eunice Louisiana “Ragin Cajun” defeated the seemingly invincible Donny Schatz on the world’s biggest stage and won the 2016 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

It was a moment that fans, rivals and Jason’s family will talk about for years to come.

And now, the winner of the biggest race on the planet is coming back to Murray Bridge Speedway, armed to the teeth with five of his fellow Americans for a one-night only $10,000 to win January 7 affair.

Johnson, Californians Brad Sweet, Dominic Scelzi and Corey Eliason, Missouri’s Brian Brown and Oklahoma’s Harli White will all head to ‘the Bridge’ for the January 7 blockbuster presented by Murray Bridge Toyota.

It’s one of the most impressive American line-ups for a single night event in South Australian Sprintcar history and certainly it’s the brightest light yet in the first USC SA season at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway.

Jason Johnson is certainly regarded as a Murray Bridge specialist and is no stranger to victory lane at the iconic bullring whilst several of his USA counterparts have yet to turn an angry wheel around the place.

That is not expected to hold them back.

With the boost in car counts and explosion in rising talent through South Australia the local heroes will be expected to give their international visitors a hostile reception.

Just as they have done with the interstate invaders so far this season.

“I don’t think we care where you come from, whether it’s another state or another country,” says Luke Dillon, “you better bring you’re A-Game when you come here (SA) or you’re going to be very disappointed.”

Jason Johnson will drive for the always-rapid South-West Australian Diamond Bay Motorsport #26 team in a formidable situation for rivals where both the Stathie team and the driver (although never previously combined) have substantial experience and success at the venue.

“The Big Cat” Brad Sweet drives for his beloved Broken Hill based Ruhs Bros Motorsport and comes to Murray Bridge with a reputation for garnering wins at will no matter where he turns up.

Californian Corey Eliason makes his Australian debut this season for South Aussie racer and Maxwill Engines man Adam Currie. The pair met some ten years ago when Currie was based in the USA and they’ve remained friends ever since. Eliason will run several shows in the Awesome Landscapes KPC.

Brian Brown and Dominic Scelzi saddle up with the vast inventory of West Australians Wormall Motorsport as part of a four state rampage with a road going truck convoy that would rival a V8 Supercar team.

Oklahoma lady racer Harli White has already raced in Sydney and at Warrnambool at the time of writing for the Sydney based Stirton Family team and will have another four nights in the Harbour City under her belt by the MMS event.

January 7 promises to be one of the biggest crowds in the new era of Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway thus far with a crowd pleasing Demolition Derby, Speedcars, Wingless Sprints and V6 Sprints also on the program.

 

 

ALL STAR CHALLENGE NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

The richest 360 A Main in Australia the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is being held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 14 2017 and to help celebrate the series milestone 10th Anniversary first place prize money has been increased to $10,000.

“This is pretty exciting for both the All Stars and Simpson and puts us right up there with other major sprintcar events in January. It is the first $10K to win show we have run and shows our dedication to the annual event which is held the weekend before the Grand Annual Classic. It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon and the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.” says Mandy Searle.

With $10,000 for 1st, $2600 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to $600 just to start the A this really is a fantastic payout for 360 teams. A total of $27K being paid out on the show. Any competitor interested in competing is welcome and we would love to have you be a part of the 7th Annual Challenge.

Nomination Forms are available for the www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to mandyallstars@bigpond.com or faxed to 03 9338 7476.

 

 

ALL THE POINTS THAT COUNT AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT AT SUNGOLD STADIUM

Saturday night’s action at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool produced some great racing with Jamie Veal adding to his long list of recent achievements, when he claimed the 2nd Annual “Max’s Race”.

The driver of the V35 Maxim, proved too strong for a hard charging Sammy Walsh (Rocket Industries N92) and Steven Lines in the Halls Motorsport W3, to walk away with the $5000.00 winners cheque.

James McFadden produced an incredible driver, especially after the front end of his car suffered some serious damage in the early part of the race. J-Mac would eventually finish in fourth.

David Murcott’s strong Eureka Sprintcar Series continued, this time aboard the potent Dave Horrell backed Q83. Murcott finished 5th, despite some brake issues as he took the lead in the coveted Eureka Sprintcar Series points standings.

As the drivers vie for not only their nightly prize money, but also Eureka Garages and Sheds Series Championship points as they strive for the $10,000.00 series bonus the action is sure to be red hot. The podium finishes in all Sprintcar events at Warrnambool up to an including the Classic will also be eligible to join the USC Chase when it springs to life in March.

As mentioned David Murcott leads the way in the Eureka Sprintcar Series with 1701 points, from Warrnambool young gun Jye O’Keeffe who has enjoyed a strong start to the domestic Victorian season. O’Keeffe currently has 1693, enjoying a 26 point break from third place Glen Sutherland who will be looking to cash in at the next two Eureka Sprintcar Series rounds at Avalon (December 26) and Simpson (December 27) respectively.

The Points:

Parr Motorsports Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Victoria (Top 20):

1. W3 Steven Lines 412 2. V52 Darren Mollenoyux 406 3. V88/Q83 David Murcott 392 4. V90 Corey McCullagh 388 5. V42 Jye O’Keeffe 372 6. V68 Brett Milburn 370 7. S20 Glen Sutherland 368 8. V70 John Vogels 358 9. V72 Jacob Smith 340 10. V17 Dennis Jones 330 11. V36 Tim Van Ginneken 310 12. V35 Jamie Veal 300 13. V98 Peter Doukas 294 14. W17 James McFadden 288 15. N92 Sammy Walsh 280 16. Q23 Lachlan McHugh 252 17. S45 Jake Tranter 248 ACT21 Shaun Dobson 248 19. V81 Robbie Paton 240 20. S27 Daniel Pestka 226 V47 Tim Rankin 226

Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series (After 5 Rounds):

1. David Murcott 1701 2. Jye O’Keeffe 1693 3. Glen Sutherland 1667 4. Corey McCullagh 1532 5. Tim Van Ginneken 1466 6. Brett Milburn 1432 7. Jake Smith 1357 8. Dennis Jones 1214 9. John Vogels 1203 10. Brad Warren 1184

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday January 1, 2017 when Round 4 of the USC Victoria will blast into life doubling as Round 9 of World Series Sprintcars.

The on-track action is set to kick off with a round of heats for the Formula 500’s as they battle it out in a round of their Speedweek Series from 5.00pm with the gates opening at 3.00pm.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

39th Annual Jackson Nationals to pay $25,000 to World of Outlaws Winner

$225,000 total purse – Three-divisions of sprint cars, Three-days

JACKSON, Minn. — December 16, 2016 —The 39th Annual Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., June 1-3, will feature a $225,000 total purse for the three-night event, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series winner taking home $25,000 in the finale on Saturday night. Three divisions of sprint cars will take part in complete race programs each of the three nights of the event.

Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as part of the 39th Annual Jackson Nationals will be the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars.

“It’s huge to have the World of Outlaws as part of the Jackson Nationals,” said Doug Johnson, General Manager of the Jackson Motorplex. “It means a lot to everyone at Jackson Motorplex, as well as the community and the whole racing world. Fans are going to be treated to an excellent three days of racing over that time-frame. With the three classes of sprint cars, there will be plenty of options for the fans. Last year, we had great racing in all three classes.”

The list of winners of the Jackson Nationals over the last 38 years reads like a “Who’s Who” of the sprint car world. Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the event in 1988. Fellow Hall of Famer Doug Wolfgang, won it four times. Bobby Allen, another Hall of Famer and a current World of Outlaws car owner, is a past winner of the Jackson Nationals, as is Bobby Davis Jr., the 1989 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion.

Jason Johnson, who claimed four wins with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this past season, including the Knoxville Nationals, won the Jackson Nationals in 2011. Other past winners of the Jackson Nationals include Terry McCarl (two wins), Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson and Dusty Zomer among others.

“The Jackson Nationals has always been a marquee event,” said Johnson. “I can remember going to the first Jackson Nationals as a kid. I went with my Dad to some of the planning meetings back then, 38 years ago and it’s great to be involved in the event again. With the help of the World of Outlaws coming on-board, along with SLS Promotions, I think this event will continue to grow and grow over the years.”

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event in 2016 at the Jackson Motorplex, Daryn Pittman was victorious over Kerry Madsen and Shane Stewart. Pittman has two career wins at Jackson, which ties him with eight-time and defending series champion, Donny Schatz, as the leading active full-time series drivers in wins at the half-mile. Joey Saldana is also a past winner in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the Jackson Motorplex.

Information on tickets for the Jackson Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint cars at Jackson Motorplex June 1-3, 2017, will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING HEADS TO PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN, PA. DEC. 30-31 FOR SECOND ANNUAL IRONTON TELEPHONE SPONSORED EXTRAVAGANZA

ALLENTOWN, PA. December 16, 2016 . . . In addition to over 100 Three Quarter (TQ) Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot racers, and thousands of spectators, sponsors will play a big part in the second annual Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP events to be held inside Allentown's PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, December 30th and 31st.

The two days of racing, sponsored by Ironton Telephone, has proven to be a popular investment with national and regional businesses who have taken advantage of sponsorship opportunities revolving around the event.

Ironton Telephone, in conjunction with Avaya with presentation by Future Homes are the returning title sponsors for the race weekend.

VP Racing Fuels is the title sponsor of the entire Indoor Auto Racing Series which started a week ago in Trenton, NJ and ends inside Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th.

Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., is the overall Slingshot division sponsor. Hoosier Tire is the overall Champ Kart class sponsor and is the provider of the official tire for the TQ Midget and Champ Kart classes.

Bob Hilbert Company has signed to sponsor a bonus for the TQ Midget class: if a driver wins all four A-Mains in the LSMP Series, he will earn a $10,000 bonus. By winning the inaugural race at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., on December 10, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., is the man eligible to collect. To do so, he’ll have to win both Friday and Saturday night’s A-Main in Allentown and then in Atlantic City’s NAPA Auto Parts classic.

Other businesses have come aboard to sponsor divisions or special awards within the classes in Allentown. Among them are E. Schneider & Sons, who will sponsor the TQ Midget, Slingshot and Champ Kart Hard Charger awards, All American Property Maintenance which is supporting the running of the TQ Midget heat races, Pocono Raceway, which has lent its name to the three TQ B- Mains, and S&S Speedways which will back the Slingshot heat races.

Steve Post, a veteran NASCAR pit reporter for the Motor Racing Network will join the announcing staff of the Indoor Auto Racing Series for events in Allentown, Pa. and Atlantic City, N.J. Post will join the ‘Voice of the Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets’, Bob Marlow, and Pocono Raceway’s chief announcer Earl Krause on the series starting with the Allentown event held inside the PPL Center on December 30 and 31. Post will also play a major role on the team at the Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27 and 28.

Tickets are available online at www.PPLCenter.com and or at the PPL Center box office located at 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101.

The finale for the 2016-2017 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series season is set for Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, featuring the fifteenth running of the Gamblers’ Classic.

Remaining Allentown and Atlantic City Indoor event and promotional sponsorship opportunity information is available at www.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

 

 

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN RETURNS TO RACING XTRAVAGANZA

By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

For the second straight year, ServiceMaster Clean will be a major part of the Racing Xtravaganza show.

Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, 2017, Racing Xtravaganza will be held at the Utz Arena on the York Fairgrounds and ServiceMaster Clean will once again sponsor the People’s Choice Award.

The award will be for the fan-voted upon best appearing car in which, Jaime Herbst of ServiceMaster Clean are once again proud to sponsor at the second-year show.

“The ServiceMaster Clean People’s Choice Award was a fan favorite at last years show,” Racing Xtravaganza owner Scott Gobrecht said. “Racing Xtravaganza is thrilled to have their continued support for the 2017 show. The fan vote awarded the $1,000 cash prize to Danny Dietrich’s No. 48 sprint car. It will be exciting to see who wins the award in 2017!”

ServiceMaster Clean leads the service industry in customer satisfaction and value because they are dedicated to doing business the right way. Whether you need janitorial services or commercial cleaning in Lancaster County, or you’re desperate for fire restoration or water removal in York County, ServiceMaster Clean is prepared to give you consistently superior service that exceeds your expectations. Due to their commitment to customer satisfaction, they work with the most advanced materials and methods, and they provide its team members with ongoing training and quality assurance programs. As a result, no other vendor can offer the same caliber of extraordinary service they maintain everyday. ServiceMaster Clean serves many York and Lancaster area communities.

ServiceMaster Clean can be found on the web at www.smbldgservices.com and via telephone at 717-390-2044 or 717-767-4567.

Fans can check out www.racingxtravaganza.com for the latest for your Prescription for Racing Xcitement! The show is slated for Friday and Saturday, February 4-5, 2017 at the Utz Arena on the grounds of the York Fair. Many forms for the 2017 show are updated and available on the website.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Lagerlow Fulfilling his Dream

Amid the young guns currently breaking out on the Sprintcar scene, Graham Lagerlow has joined the ranks in the 2016-17 season, fulfilling his long-time dream of racing Sprintcars.

Having already contested four race meetings so far this season, the 42-year-old racer is beginning to build up his racing experience in his NSW # 81 Team Lagerlow Racing J&J machine. Showing substantial improvement, the Parramatta-based racer set a 12.78 second lap, a personal best lap, in a recent World Series Sprintcar round at his home track: Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

“I’ve been around Sprintcar racing for a lot of my life and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do myself,” expressed Lagerlow.

“The support from my family and friends has been absolutely vital in terms of helping me to achieve this dream.

“We’re very realistic about our goals for this season, so we just want gradually improve and be more competitive and consistent in the future.”

Lagerlow initially became involved with speedway racing in his late teens and began racing Fender Benders in 1992, spending six years with the class before making the move into Street Stockers, where he raced for two seasons.

Then in his mid-20s, Lagerlow traded the steering wheel for the spanners and began pit crewing for budget Sprintcar racer Trevor Shields, which saw him pick up a wealth of mechanical and strategic knowledge. One of his fondest memories was at the opening 1999-2000 season race meeting, when Shields went on to defy doctor’s orders, checking himself out of hospital in order to race. On that night, he amazingly went on to take out his one and only Sprintcar feature-race victory of his career at Valvoline Raceway (then known as Parramatta City Speedway).

When Shields retired from competition in the early 2000s, Lagerlow stepped away from speedway and after a 15-year hiatus, decided to make his long-awaited return this season. While he was met with numerous trials and tribulations when attempting to purchase a Sprintcar, Lagerlow credits the local speedway community for helping him put the pieces together, so to speak, in order for him to hit the track aboard a Sprintcar.

While Lagerlow and his team, which is headed by crew chief and Lagerlow’s father-in-law Keith Whybourn (a man with previous Sprintcar pit-crew experience working with the likes of Terry Becker, Peter Attard and Trevor Shields) still have a lot to learn, his first four shows have been very encouraging and he’s looking forward to continuing to build on his performance throughout the rest of the season.

For his next appearance, Lagerlow will contest the annual Valvoline Australian Grand Prix at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night (December 26).

Lagerlow would like to thank the following sponsors for their valued 2016-17 season support: Astral Industries & Maintenance (Lagerlow’s own business), Handy Carpentry & Maintenance (Matt Hole), AW Duncan Electrical & Air Conditioning (Anthony Duncan), Grange Smash Repairs (Kevin Gilbert), www.myspeedway.com.au (Lance Wilson), and Total Alcott Plumbing (Justin Allen and Neil Mottershead).

Special thanks must go out to: Jodie (wife), Colin King (brother in law and ex Fender Bender and Street stocker racer), Dylan King (nephew), Carl Trofa, as well as mum (Kathy) and my sister (Kym) who do a great job looking after the kids, Brenden, Olivia and Franklin, at the race meetings.

To find out more about Lagerlow and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Team Lagerlow Racing.

 

 

Elliott’s Golden Opportunity

Ayden Elliott couldn’t be happier to be living his childhood dream, after accepting a golden opportunity to make his debut in 410 Sprintcars in the 2016-17 season.

In early July, Elliott was contacted by family friends, Peter and Kerry Bourke, who offered him a ride in their NSW # 69 Carline Automotive and Exhaust - Caringbah-supported Maxim for the duration of the season, after Elliott piloted the car in a practice run at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway at the end of last season.

“I can’t thank Peter and Kerry Bourke enough for giving me this amazing opportunity to race their car,” expressed the Narellan-based racer, whose speedway pedigree began with his dad, Richard, who raced Fender Benders and Street Stockers.

“I’ve wanted to race Sprintcars since I was a child, so to be given an opportunity like this at just 20 years old is a dream come true. I’m working towards improving my speed and consistency this season, so hopefully I can bring home some better results for the team.”

No stranger to competitive racing, Elliott previously enjoyed an 11-year Speedway Kart career, where he experienced a great deal of success, winning multiple Australian and state titles. Stepping away from Speedway Karts last season into Modlites, while also dabbling in Compact Speedcars, Elliott got a taste for racing speedway cars which will no doubt benefit him throughout the season.

With Peter Bourke also racing 410 Sprintcars, the pinnacle class of Australian speedway, Elliott is in good hands to contest his maiden season. With two race meetings already under their belt, the team have set their sights on gaining more seat time in order to improve on their consistency.

Elliott will next be in action at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Day (December 26) where he’ll contest the Valvoline Sprintcar Grand Prix against a world-class field of competitors. Fittingly, Boxing Day is also Elliott’s 21st birthday.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 21st birthday,” he added.

“There’s nothing I’d be rather doing on my birthday than mixing it up with some of the best drivers in Australia and America. Hopefully we can be consistent and continue to learn and improve.”

Following the Boxing Day event, Elliott will take to the track on New Year’s Day (January 1) for the Firecracker 50 and again on January 13-14 for the Scott Darley Challenge – both of these race meetings are to be held at Valvoline Raceway.

Elliott would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their continued support: Carline Automotive and Exhaust - Caringbah, Mattrans Refrigerated Transport Sydney, PBR Nerf Bars and Auto Spares, Penrite Oil, and BK Concrete. Elliott would also like to give special thanks to Peter and Kerry Bourke, his dad Richard and the rest of his family.

To find out more about Elliott, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Elliott’s Racing.

 

 

 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series has announced a partnership with 1-800-Radiator & AC, one of the largest franchised automotive parts distributors in North America, for the 2017 season.

1-800-Radiator & AC will serve as the A-Feature entitlement sponsor for 10 Must See Racing North events in 2017, with the company recognized at the beginning and end of each event at the race track and given signage on the 410ci sprint car series’ winner’s circle board, website and 2017 souvenir program as part of their activation.

1-800-Radiator & A/C has more than 200 franchisee-owned locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company distributes radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies and fuel pumps -- and related parts -- with same-day delivery in-stock rates higher than 90 percent across most part categories and 99 percent fill rates on most parts one day away.

The company was acquired by Driven Brands, based in Charlotte, N.C., in June of 2015 and is one of several automotive brand names under the Driven umbrella, including MAACO, Meineke Car Care Centers, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops, Econo Lube & Tune, Pro Oil, AutoQual, Aero-Colours and Drive N Style.

Marvin Beasley, who owns and operates the 1-800-Radiator & AC franchise at 3190 Old Farm Lane in Walled Lake, Mich., is also the car owner and crew chief for Must See Racing driver Ike Beasley and is excited to see the company become a supporter of the series for 2017.

“This is a big sponsorship for 1-800-Radiator,“ Beasley said. “This will go a long way, not just for customers in our territory but to building the brand and the company outside of our region, thanks to the national brand that Must See Racing has become in the last eight years. I like working with good people … people who treat their customers the way they want to be treated, and Jim and Nancy (Hanks) are those kind of people that embody the same values we try to uphold at 1-800-Radiator.”

“We’re excited to bring in a top-notch company like 1-800 Radiator & AC for the 2017 Must See Racing season,” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Because of their position in the automotive industry and the work they do with supplying parts for cars across the country, they were a natural fit to align with Must See Racing. Our brand of entertainment is just like their delivery rates – fast – and we look forward to growing this partnership with them throughout the upcoming season.”

For more information on 1-800 Radiator & AC, visit them on the web at www.1800radiator.com.

For more information on Must See Racing, including additional sponsor announcements, team and driver news and series information, visit the series website at www.mustseeracing.com.

About 1-800-RADIATOR & A/C

1-800 RADIATOR & A/C is the largest independent parts distributor in the nation, selling more than 1,000,000 radiators every year across more than 200 locations.

1-800 RADIATOR & A/C has the largest inventory of radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies, fuel pumps and related parts.

The 1-800 RADIATOR & A/C business model provides retail and wholesale customers with cooling parts delivered to their doorstep in a matter of hours at competitive pricing. To its franchisees, 1-800 RADIATOR & A/C provides huge buying power, state-of-the-art software technology, along with 24-7 support.

For more information, visit www.1800Radiator.com.

 

 

VAN GINNEKEN WINS WA SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT Australian Grabs First Win of New Season

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2016) – Tim Van Ginneken made it look easy, but the sweeping victory in the Western Australia (WA) Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, Dec. 10, was anything but. The Victoria, Australia, driver started from the pole for the 30-lap feature event but he had to earn the win the hard way after an early penalty saw him relegated to third. The fault was only to prove to be a minor penalty, as Van Ginneken marched forward to retake the lead and capture the championship race title he’d captured a year before for McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer, J&J Auto Racing.

The event was part of the Salute the General event, which paid tribute to WA speedway legend, John ‘The General’ Day, who put the bright orange push utes that are highly recognized in the west. Day had passed away a day earlier. Van Ginneken also battled a stout field that included both American and Australian drivers to claim the win.

J&J Auto Racing would like to thank everyone who visited us during the 2016 PRI Show in Indianapolis on Dec. 8 – 10. Our 2017 season is off to a great start as the days of 2016 wind down. Please visit the website at www.jandjautoracing.com for information about parts, sales and merchandise. The brand is also on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JJAutoRacing.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 15, 2016) – Butler Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP, have teamed up for three races in 2017. The first Butler Motor Speedway Sprints On Dirt race will be on June 17th during the first Michigan International Speedway NASCAR weekend, followed by the second race on July 22nd. The last SOD race will be the 2nd day of the Butler Bash on August 12, during the second MIS NASCAR weekend.

Butler Motor Speedway, recognized as the birthplace of sprint car racing in Michigan, has been where many of the state’s top sprint car drivers started their careers. Coldwater, Union City, Litchfield and surrounding towns have been home to many sprint car standouts. None are better known than legendary driver Denny Donaldson who will be into his twenty-first year as owner of Butler Speedway in 2017.

Donaldson and promoter partners Bob and Karen Garrett are continuing the speedway’s rich history as the home of weekly sprint car racing in Michigan, and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is excited to again partner with the speedway in 2017.

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and www.facebook.com/Butler-Motor-Speedway-1597852053832920/. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Veal Set To Defend Classic Crown as Eliason and Dumesny Clan Sign On

Having completed a life-long dream of winning the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic last January, 2016 Champion Jamie Veal has signaled his intentions of repeating the feat this coming January amidst a flurry of recent nominations.

The Warrnambool native and current defending World Series Sprintcars Champion will has been joined on the entry list by Californian, Cory Eliason as well as a trio of Dumesny’s with Max joining son’s Matthew and Marcus in making the trip to Warrnambool.

In recent years, the depth of talent at the Classic has not been lacking and with the likes of former World Series Sprintcars regulars Luke Dillon and Danny Reidy also locking in for the Classic along with the very competitive Brad Keller and Luke Oldfield the battle for Classic glory looks set to again be a beauty!

As the nomination numbers continue to grow, the field will be bolstered by Queenslander Richard Morgan, Lachlan McHugh, Tasmanian Livewire Tim Hutchins and Victoria’s Chris Rodda.

It will be a case of Veal going in search of back-to-back crowns, a feat not achieved since Kerry Madsen in 2007 and 2008, that will capture the attention of most.

The rich vein of form that has seen Veal basically being unstoppable over the last 18 months, culminating in a 6th place finish at the Knoxville Nationals in August, seems to be continuing unabated, although several challengers will emerge come January.

The defending Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Track Champion certainly knows his way around Premier Speedway and will again be one of the favorites aboard his SWI Engineering, Lucas Oil, PWR Performance Products, Rider Race Engines, Mototech, Essendon Ford, INDY Race Parts, GP Racegear/Adidas, Allstar Performance, Walker Performance Filtration and Heytesbury Stockfeeds backed number 35 Maxim.

Selma, California’s Cory Eliason will arrive in early January to settle into the confines of the Awesome Landscapes, Maxwill Racing Engines, Boss Diffs, Devil Karts, Total Tools Lonsdale and Donegal Engineering KPC as usually piloted by South Australia’s Adam Currie.

Currie has kindly stepped aside from the driving duties to allow his good friend Eliason the opportunity to contest the Classic.

Eliason has proven to be very competitive running in his native California with the ultra-tough King of the West Series, which should hold him in good stead for the high-speed confines of Premier Speedway.

In 2016, Cory Eliason visited victory lane twice in KWS competition, the first at Hanford CA and the second at Stockton, on his way to a season that saw him capture seven top 5 results and a further 11 top ten appearances.

Eliason also made an appearance at the Knoxville Nationals, a trip that netted him a 7th place finish at the famed event.

As for making the Classic final and the magnitude of the task that lays ahead, Eliason need look no further than the imposing record of Max Dumesny.

The three-time Classic Champion (1992, 94 and 2004) first stood on the Classic podium courtesy of his 3rd place result back in 1988 – some three years before Cory Eliason was born!

Since that time, Max has re-visited the podium at the Classic a further 13 times, the most recent of which was on the final night of competition at the 2014 Classic, which was famously won by Tim Kaeding.

As one of the true legends of Australian Speedway and Motorsport in General, a fact that will be celebrated this coming Saturday with the staging of the Second Annual Max’s Race at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, Max will again be one of the crowd favourites when the gates open on January 20.

As always Valvoline will throw their support behind Dumesny, as will GKR Transport, Blackshaw’s, PWR and Red Ed’s Sheds while long time crew chief Darryl “Mouse” Green will again be adding his Midas touch as the team aim to improve on 2016 where they completed the weekend with a 13th place run in B-Main 1.

Making it a truly family affair at the Classic for Max will be the addition of son’s Matthew and Marcus to the Classic line-up.

Marcus was unlucky to miss the final cut of 96 cars for the final night of competition in 2016, while Matthew managed to salvage a 12th place run in C-Main 2.

Matthew will be supported in his Classic tilt by Simmonds Civil, Valvoline Synpower, KTM, Sheridan Road and Rail and Blackshaw’s while Marcus will carry additional support from Red Ed’s Sheds and Fineline Fabrications.

Luke Dillon, like Brad Keller and Danny Reidy is another driver that always brings his A-Game to the Classic in a bid to over throw some of the sport’s biggest names.

South Australian’s Dillon and Keller will both be keen to make Sunday’s A-Main, with Dillon being forced to watch on last January after bowing out in B-Main 1 (10th), while Keller will be looking to replicate or better his ultimate result which was a very tidy 13th place finish.

In 2017 Dillon, will return to his familiar S81 machine with the support of South West Conveyancing, Action Line marking, Maxwill Race Engines and Scotcher Race Fuels.

Keller, like Dillon will enjoy some strong support from James Rosenberg Racing, Shadetec, Peter Page Holden and Daniel & Son.

Danny Reidy (NQ5) and Luke Oldfield (Q17) are exciting drivers and both will be equally determined to make the final cut of 24 cars for the A-Main of the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Reidy who has a wealth of experience will be driving for Eagle Ignition Leads, Inglis Race Engines and Desert Palms resort, Alice Springs as he aims to better his heartbreaking fifth place run in B-Main 1 from last January.

Oldfield will be aboard the Q17 entry as supported by Advanced Mobility, Dryden Signs, Lucas Oil and The Shock Shack.

Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins (GBE Maintenance, Peter Stevens Motorcycles Geelong & Warrnambool Locksmith’s T7), Queensland duo Richard Morgan (Morgan Metal Corp Q54) and Lachlan McHugh (Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Castrol Edge, Global Lubricants and SEDL Contractors Q23) and Victoria’s Chris Rodda (Westvic Sheds, McDowall Automotive, Stihl Shop Camperdown, L & W Plastering and Lyness Steel V14) round out the latest entries.

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

Red Dirt Raceway releases 2017 schedule


 

By John Rittenoure - MEEKER, Okla. (December 13, 2016) - Twenty-six nights of racing including eight nights of special events highlight the 2017 schedule of events for Red Dirt Raceway.


 

Promoter Cody Brewer will open the track for practice on the Sundays of March 19th and 26th at 2 p.m. Opening night will be March 31st with Sprints, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks in action capped by a fireworks show. 


 

The green flag will drop on the first of eight special events April 7th with the Sooner Late Model Series seeing action. The Sooner late models return on June 2nd and close out the Red Dirt Raceway season on October 20th with the 4th annual Mark Robinson Memorial. 


 

The Sprint Series of Oklahoma has booked races for May 5th, June 30th and September 8th. 


 

POWRi West midgets will visit on September 29th and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters will be joined by non-wing micros on Sunday, October 8th. A 40-lap OCRS feature will highlight the show which will also feature a vintage race car show and racers reunion in a “Salute to State Fair Speedway.”


 

No racing is schedule for the months of July and August. The weekly show will usually consist of four but no more then five classes.


 

More information about Red Dirt Raceway can be found on the web at RedDirtRaceway.com


 

 

 2017 Red Dirt Raceway Schedule - Meeker, OK

March

Sunday, March 19th

2:00 P.M.

Practice

All Cars

Sunday, March 26th

2:00 P.M.

Practice

All Cars

Friday, March 31st 

7:30 P.M. 

Racing - Opening Night - Fireworks

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks

April

Sunday, April 2nd

2:00 P.M. 

Practice

All Cars

Friday, April 7th

7:30 P. M. 

Racing - Special

SOONER LATE MODELS, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks

Friday, April 14th

7:30 P. M. 

Racing

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, April 21st

7:30 P. M. 

Racing

Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, April 28th

7:30 P. M. 

Racing

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

May

Friday, May 5th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing - Special

SSO-Sprint Series of Oklahoma, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Sunday, May 7th

2:00 P.M. 

Practice

All Cars

Friday, May 12th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, May 19th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing

Sport Mods, Pure Stock, Mini Stock, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, May 26th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing - "Fallen Hero 50" - Fireworks

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stock, Mini Stocks

50 lap Sport Mod Feature

June

Friday, June 2nd

7:30 P.M. 

Racing - Special

SOONER LATE MODELS, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Sunday, June 4th

2:00 P.M.

Practice

All Cars

Friday, June 9th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, June 16th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing 

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, June 23rd

7:30 P.M. 

Racing

Sport Mods, Pure Stock, Mini Stock, Non-Wing Micros

Friday, June 30th

7:30 P.M. 

Racing - Special

SSO-Sprint Series of Oklahoma, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks

July and August - Summer Break - NO RACING

September

Friday, September 1st

7:30 P.M.

Racing

Sprint Cars, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks

Friday, September 8th

7:30 P.M.

Racing - Special

SSO-Sprint Series of Oklahoma, Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Non-Wing Micros


 

 

 

Time To Crown A Formula 500 King

Official release: Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway

December 15, 2016

This Saturday night (December 17) the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway at Murray Bridge will provide the final dose of dirt track action before Christmas as it hosts the 2016 King of the Bridge for the flying Formula 500’s. Last year nine of the top 10 positions in the final of this event were filled by interstate competitors and when you look at the driver line up that has been assembled a similar situation could occur again this year.

With the 2017 Australian Formula 500 Championship being held at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway over Easter the “King of the Bridge” event is shaping up to be a full-dress rehearsal as some of the best drivers from across the country are currently entered.

Leading the 38 driver entry list is current and two times Australian Champion Liam Williams, who this season has been almost unstoppable in his home state of Queensland. Williams will no doubt be hard to beat but he will have the bigger picture of the Australian Title in mind as he visits Murray Bridge in an attempt to gain some valuable track time.

The strongest interstate contingent will come from Victoria with over 15 drivers set to cross the border this weekend. Leading the charge will be former South Australian Champion Jack Bell, who is fresh from a feature win last weekend at Laang in the prestigious Grant Sealey Memorial. Bell has already been to Murray Bridge on a couple of occasions this season and he has been extremely fast. Fellow Warrnambool racer, and Uncle, Stephen Bell will also be a serious contender for the win. Stephen has even been victorious in the South Australian Sprintcar Title at the venue in the past so he knows what it takes to win on the 360-metre venue.

Other Victorian drivers to keep an eye on will include James Aranyosi, who was third in this event last year, Chris Bellman, Dale Sinclair, Grant Stansfield, Shane Van Duynoven and Leigh Van Ginneken.

A number of strong runners from Western Australia will also make the trek across the Nullabor including former Australian Champion Matt Brown and Steven Ellement while Lexi Underwood will also join the field from Queensland.

But the locals will be keen to defend their home turf with dual “King” Angelo Karoussis, Patrick Merritt, Jarrod Moore, Brad Stell, Jack Disbury, Hayden Kendrick and Lockie Cates among the local hopes.

Also on the action-packed program will be the V8 Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals, V6 Sprints, Street Stocks, Junior Sedans and the one and only appearance of the season for the awesome Modlites.

With strong fields in all sections this Saturday night there will be over 100 cars in the pit area therefore providing great entertainment for all Speedway fans. With such a large program scheduled the event will begin early with a 4:30 start.

Following the event this weekend the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway have a number of big events planned post-Christmas including Round 6 of World Series Sprintcars on December 27 and an International Sprintcar event on January 7, with six American drivers already confirmed including 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson, World of Outlaws star Brad Sweet, Brian Brown, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Eliason and 21-year-old lady racer Harli White.

 

 

Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS Commitment Program Renewals Now Open for 2017 Season

OSWEGO, NY (December 14, 2016) – With Oswego Speedway’s 2017 season schedule moving into its final stages of completion, commitment program renewals for the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions have been sent to teams as the Speedway continues to move full speed ahead towards the 67th consecutive season of racing at the famed ‘Steel Palace.’

Team owners finishing in the top 24 positions in the final owner point standings from 2016 have the first opportunity to fill the commitment positions in each division, before the remaining positions open to all teams on January 24.

By signing on as a commitment program member for the Novelis Supermodified or Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway, the car owner agrees to participate in all point races scheduled at the Speedway with one miss permitted.

Novelis Supermodified teams that fulfill the commitment program are guaranteed a minimum of $500 start money per point event in the 2017 season. Pathfinder Bank SBS car owners are guaranteed a minimum of $135 start money per point event.

Driver registration forms have also been sent to teams and as they return Oswego Speedway will post registrants at www.oswegospeedway.com as well as on all of the Speedway’s social media applications.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2017 racing schedule will be released in the coming days, with the Speedway’s 67th opening night tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 13.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

2016 Top24 Novelis Supermodified Owner Point Standings:

1. 68 – Syrell Racing: 963

2. 50 – Overdrive Marketing/Gruel Racing: 955.5

3. 7 – John Nicotra Racing: 938.5

4. 15 – Muldoon Racing: 905

5. 05 – Team Abold Motorsports: 903

6. 52 – DNS Racing/Danzer Racing: 887

7. 12 – Graham Racing: 883.5

8. 11 – Graham/Iosue Racing: 824.5

9. 02 – Darratt/Bellinger Racing: 822

10. 21 – Graham Racing: 820.5

11. 01 – Connors Racing: 791

12. 00 – Gosek Racing: 775

13. 55 – Osetek Racing Technologies: 774

14. 56 – LaTulip Racing: 700.5

15. 14 – Muldoon Racing: 666.5

16. 83 – WFO Motorsports: 662.5

17. 0 – Snyder Racing: 640

18. 24 – Curran Racing: 632

19. 5 – TK2 Motorsports: 415

20. 47 – Four Sevens Motorsports: 348.5

21. 90 – Graham Racing: 294

22. 99 – Strong Racing: 291

23. 51 – Moriarty Racing: 217

24. 6 – John Nicotra Racing: 186

2016 Top24 Pathfinder Bank SBS Owner Point Standings:

1. 50 – Barbeau Racing: 1075

2. 74 – Four Sevens Motorsports: 1053

3. 9 – Patrick Racing: 1028

4. 1 – Four Sevens Motorsports: 1008

5. 22 – Bruce Racing: 1005

6. 54 – Proud Motorsports: 1002

7. 04 – CR2 Motorsports: 985

8. 01 – Doyle Racing: 976

9. 37 – Bearup Racing: 865

10. 76 – Shafer Racing: 840

11. 77 – Rowe Racing: 797

12. 91 – Team Tapout: 771

13. 90 – O’Connor Racing: 751

14. 69 – Castiglia Racing: 693

15. 15 – Babcock Racing: 678

16. 23 – Black Racing: 645

17. 14 – McRae Racing: 595

18. 18 – Crow Motorsports: 566

19. 99 – Rupert Racing: 539

20. 2 – Pullen Racing: 524

21. 13 – Hedger Racing: 434

22. 88 – Pratt Racing: 356

23. 8 – Kerr Racing: 265

24. 67 – Four Sevens Motorsports: 247

 

 

 

DORNEY PARK SPEEDWAY WILL COME ALIVE AGAIN AT MOTORSPORTS 2017 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW WITH MANY FORMER STARS PARTICPATING

OAKS, PA December 14, 2016 . . . The memories of Allentown, PA’s Dorney Park Speedway live on despite the track being long gone. Many of the yesteryear stars that raced at the popular facility will be part of the Dorney Park Reunion which will be a big part of the three day (January 20-22) Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Even Mario Andretti, the Indy 500 winner in 1969, raced midgets at Dorney Park back in the early sixties. The track, operated by the late Jerry Fried, was displaced by the theme park when the space was needed to expand the amusement park facility.

Dorney Park Reunion organizers Bob and Dale Snyder have been working overtime in recent weeks to round up former drivers and race cars to be part of the event.

“We have about 35 drivers and at least 15 cars lined up and the list is growing,” said Bob Snyder.

The Reunion will feature such outstanding racers as Tony Hirschman, Floyd Santee, Ward Crozier, George Wambold, Hal Renninger, Jack Follweiler, Eric Beers, Russ Frantz, Roger Heffelfinger and a long list of others. And cars that will be on display include the Wambold #81 Sportsman, Tom Arntz Three Quarter Midget, Lorin Arthofer’s #71 Sportsman, Preston Henry Jr. #48 Coupe and more.

Well known photographers Henry and Sue Wilt will have their Dorney Park Memorabilia Collection on display.

Motorsports 2017 show promoter Len Sammons said, “The interest has been outstanding for the Dorney Park Reunion. It will be a huge part of our show. The Park display will include three quarter midgets, sportsman, late models, midgets and much more. This is going to be a must see part of the show.”

An autograph and interview session will take place on Saturday, January 21.

Snyder has also indicated that he is working on a major surprise to be added to the event.

A featured guest at Motorsports 2017 will be seven time NASCAR Premier Series champion Richard Petty considered the King of NASCAR.

Many other well-known racers and personalities will be appearing at the show with details to be announced.

The 3-day show will again fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

Over 250 race cars, representing many different segments of the sport, will be on hand. In addition hardcore vendors will be part of the show along with many racing facilities offering information on their 2017 season.

Again, as in the past, free industry seminars will be offered.

Exhibit space is filling quickly so now is a good time to reserve a display area. Call Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 or danny@aarn.com.

For complete show details, ticket prices and more check in at www.aarn.com and go to the Motorsports link.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Van Ginneken’s Successful WA Title Defence

It might not have been the best of leads up to their Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title defence last Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, but Tim Van Ginneken and the SJ Crushing Racing team still managed to come out on top.

After quickly finishing the Vic # 86 SJ Crushing backed J&J car with the SJ Crushing Racing team in the week leading up to the WA Title and then running a solid practice run at the Perth Motorplex on Wednesday night, Van Ginneken was able to come out on top in the WA Title deciding feature race.

Van Ginneken had qualified on pole position for the feature race by virtue of qualifying second in time trials and then went on to win both of his heat races.

From the drop of the green flag for the feature race, Van Ginneken battled with local Jason Kendrick in the early stages before going on to take the lead. The race was halted on lap 18 by a red-light stoppage and Van Ginneken was penalised by the chief steward two spots for an alleged infield pass on Kendrick for the lead early on in the race.

Sentenced two spots, Van Ginneken restarted in position three, before he was able to charge his way back to the front by lap 22. Once back out in front, he was never headed and greeted the chequered flag a comfortable winner.

As one would expect, Van Ginneken was rapt to be able to overcome adversity and defend his WA Title.

“I certainly had to do it the hard way, but it was most satisfying to still be able to get up for the win,” expressed the 30-year-old racer from Warrnambool in Victoria.

“We had a great car all night and full credit must go to the SJ Crushing Racing team for all of their hard work and it was great to be able to reward them with the best possible result.”

Van Ginneken continued on by paying homage to his WA-based car owners Steve and Janette Crabbe.

“I can’t thank Steve and Janette, along with the rest of their family, enough for all of their support,” he said.

“We’ve known each other for about 12 months now, and we all get along great and being able to enjoy success together makes it even better.”

The next outing for Van Ginneken will see him return to the Harry Droste-owned Vic # 36 Lowes Auto Repairs backed XXX for this Saturday night’s ‘Max’s Race’ on home soil: Premier Speedway.

Van Ginneken and the SJ Crushing Racing team would like to thank their 2016-17 season sponsors: SJ Crushing, Lowes Auto Repairs, South West Conveyancing, Lubrimaxx, and Mandurah Bolt Supplies. Special thanks: Steve, Janette, Brony, Chase, Lexi, Army, Rob, Gavin, Simon and Trevor.

To find out more about Van Ginneken or the SJ Crushing Racing team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching TVG Motorsport v36-v86-w56 or SJ Crushing Racing.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Charge Victorious in Victorian Title

With just over 12 months behind him in Sprintcars, Jordyn Charge last Saturday night at Hamilton’s Western Speedway drove his maiden feature-race win, which happened to be the Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title.

The 17-year-old racer from Melton in Victoria, who is known as the Leadfoot Kid, showed plenty of speed and maturity throughout the night and at the conclusion of the night was rewarded with Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title success.

Charge had qualified second for the 25-lap Victorian Title deciding feature race and spent the first 18 laps in second place behind defending Victorian Champion Michael Tancredi. Charge was able to take advantage of Tancredi making a small error and then moved into the lead. From that point onwards, Charge was able to control the rest of the race and greeted the chequered flag as a winner. It’s interesting to note, Charge recorded the fastest lap (12.013 seconds) of the feature race on the penultimate lap.

The Victorian Title was the perfect way for Charge to claim his maiden feature-race win in Sprintcars and it continues Charge’s progression in the class that is seeing him improve with every race meeting and last season saw him take out the SRA Rookie of the Year honours.

“To have my maiden feature race win in Sprintcars turn out to be a Victorian Title is an amazing feeling and it’s very satisfying to be joined on the podium by drivers of the calibre of Brenten Farrer and Domain Ramsay,” Charge said, who had earlier in the night had finished third and first in his two heat races, which put him second on points heading into the Pole Shootout.

“I have to thank my family, sponsors and fans for all of their ongoing support, because without them none of it would be possible. I’m really enjoying Sprintcars and continuing to learn each time I go out on to the track, and this Victorian Title result is proof of the improvement I’m continuing to make.”

The next outing for Charge will be at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway for this Saturday night’s (December 17) latest Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round, which doubles as the second annual ‘Max’s Race’.

Charge is proudly supported in the 2016-17 season by the following sponsors: Western Nissan Caroline Springs, Reed Signs, Modern Stainless Fabrications, Mr Electric, Adam Brand, Jarr Fibreglass, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel, Sunbury Powder Coating, Melbourne Accident Repair Centre, Wil’s Auto Melton, Australian Racing Products, Essendon Ford, and JTB Security.

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360 SPRINTCARS

Keen Clinches Power Series Lead

While it was a mixed night for the Keens Race Team on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, Michael Keen’s solid third-place finish was enough to secure him the lead in the 360 Power Series point standings.

Starting out of position seven for the feature race in the fourth round of the Power Series, which doubled as the Christmas Cup, by virtue of a second and fifth-place finish in his heat races, Michael managed to power through the field to claim the final podium place behind Kaiden Manders and Ben Van Ryt, giving him enough points to elevate him to the top of the leader board.

“Even though I didn’t get the win, it was a positive night for me, coming away with enough points to take the lead in the series standings,” commented the defending 360 Power Series Champion and current WA 360 and Limited Sprintcar Champion.

“Third place was a solid result and it’s great to push ahead in the points, which will move me one step closer to defending my Power Series.”

Michael’s older brother Daniel was in solid form throughout the night, scoring a fourth-place finish in his opening heat race and a third in heat-race two, after a great battle with Manders which saw the pair trade positions a number of times in what Daniel described as some of the best racing he’s had with other drivers.

While the feature race looked promising, with Daniel qualifying in fourth, it was an unfortunate result which saw him suffer his second premature retirement in as many weeks, just four laps into the feature race.

The Keens Race Team will head to Bunbury Speedway on Boxing Night (December 26) to contest the fifth round of the 360 Power Series, where both Michael and Daniel are looking for strong results on home soil.

Latest 360 Power Series Points Standings: 1. Michael Keen 552 points 2. Mitch Wormall 531 3. Daniel Keen 413 4. Kaiden Manders 410 5. Jamie Landrigan 393

Keens Race Team is proudly supported in the 2016-17 season by the following sponsors: Dynamite Dan’s Cleaning Services, Keens Driver Training, Keenquip Race Gear, Mainfreight, United Oil, Panelworx, Monster Graphics, Diesel Force, and D&R Machining. Special thanks: John, Heather, Rachel, Kenedy and Kylie.

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Lucas Oil Racing TV

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AMA Supermoto - Round 6: Tucson, Arizona. (Race 2) - December 13, 2016. The AMA Supermoto series closes its season at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Gage McCallister wrapped up the series title in Race 1 of the weekend, but today, riders will be looking to close out the year strongly so as to carry momentum into the 2017 season.

Sprint Boats - Port Angeles, WA - II - December 13, 2016 The American Sprint Boat Racing Series power through the turns at Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles, WA. The 'Modified' Sprint Boats race against the clock to be the fastest on the water. Four rounds of qualifying and eliminations are all packed in one show.

World Rally - Finale: Australia - December 13, 2016 The 2016 World Rally Championship comes to a close at the season finale in Australia. Volkswagen made the shocking announcement that this event will be their last and the team will look to cap their dominating 4-year run with one last victory.

Drag Boats - Round 8: Parker, AZ. - PM, PO, TFH - December 10, 2016. The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is back on the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the OPTIMA Batteries 'Thunder on the River presented by Carlyle Tools'. This show features elimination rounds from the Pro Modified, Pro Outlaw & Top Fuel Hydro classes.

Chop Cut Rebuild - Are We Family episode - December 9, 2016. This week Dan delivers the Dodge Charger Daytona to Craig and his crew at Aito Metal Direct Installation Center. Also, Dan visits Wyotech and sits in during a class taking place, then heads to Real-Deal Steel and sees how much their inventory has grown.

Motorhead Garage - Fuel Injection - December 9, 2016 This week on Motorhead Garage, John and Brian check out some customized cars and trucks and learn new advanced aftermarket fuel injection technology.

Dream Ridez - Ididit Car Show - December 9, 2016. This week Dream Ridez takes us to Tecumseh, Michigan for the 25th Ididit Car Show and Open House. Started in 1991, this annual show draws attendees from all over Michigan, the surrounding states and Canada in early October as a thank you to its customers and a last chance to see the area's best hot rods before tucking them away for winter.

If you are unable to watch a race live, all live races will be available for replay after an event... usually within 24 hours. Please check back regularly for schedule updates. We are always adding new content and will also be adding to our live event offering throughout the season.

Lucas Oil Racing TV is currently available through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and LucasOilRacing.TV for computers, tablets and smartphones. Coming Soon - LIVE on Lucas Oil Racing TV.

 

 

Despite unclear future, EWSC celebrates 2016 season
Seven champions honored in final season at Manitowoc Speedway

By Jeff Pederson
Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) December 10, 2016 – With its future hanging in limbo, Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car racing officials, drivers, pit crew members, supporters and fans gathered at City Limits Bar and Banquet Hall in Manitowoc to toast a highly competitive 2016 racing season at the Manitowoc Speedway, during the 56th annual EWSC Awards Banquet Saturday, Dec. 10.
While the mood was predominately festive with champions and rookie of the year award recipients officially recognized for their standout performances during the 2016 season, there was an underlying feeling of melancholy and uncertainty as expressed by EWSC President Todd Humphrey in his opening remarks.
“Going back to last year around this time we had just wrapped up our 2015 season awards banquet when things took a turn in mid-December,” Humphrey said. “Not long after that, the reality set in that the Expo grounds had been sold and the 2016 would be our last at the Manitowoc Speedway.
“We started the season with a string of rain outs, but once we got through that, our season really got running good,” he said. “I could never have imagined that on our last night at Manitowoc, we would have a field of 173 cars. The success of the 2016 season is a testament to all of you guys gathered here tonight. I want to thank you all for putting on a hell of a show throughout the year.”
Humphrey paid tribute to the EWSC staff members who gave their time to ensure the final season of racing at the Manitowoc Speedway was one to remember.
“I want to recognize our staff of volunteers who gave so much of themselves during the season,” Humphrey said. “From the flagman, to the corner workers to the lineup people, the scorers the concession stand works, the list goes on. It was a true team effort. We couldn’t have asked for a better staff.
“I can’t go without mentioning our track prep crew,” he said. “I think all of us can agree that we had great tracks all season long. I would say we had zero bad tracks all year. Maybe we had a couple of nights that were not quite as good, but not many. No matter what, there was always plenty of racing surface for our drivers to put on an awesome show for the fans.”
After several months of waiting for the official word to come down about the final sale of the track, Humphrey spoke about the efforts of staff volunteers to clear out EWSC’s equipment from the track grounds in advance of the Manitowoc County-mandated Dec. 16 vacancy deadline.
“The last three weeks have been a whirlwind for everyone,” Humphrey said. “Without the help of our members, especially people like last year’s Sport Mod champ Rick Kretschmann, Dale Bauer and this year’s Late Model champion Tim Buhler, I don’t know where we’d be. I also have to thank Dennis Hill and Vetting Transport for all they have done in the past few weeks to help us vacate the track property.”
All seven 2016 EWSC champions were then honored for their stellar seasons.
Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee collected his first ever EWSC championship in the Sport Mod division.
Bruechert, who topped runner-up Travis Arenz of Sheboygan by two points (498-496) in the final standings, finished the season with one A-main victory, seven top-five A main finishes, 11 top-ten A main showings and four heat race victories in 12 events.
“I didn’t set out to run for the championship, but everything fell into place,” Bruechert said. “I had fun all year long and in the end it turned out to be a blast. I remember getting my first win at Manty back in 1990 in a stock car on the half mile. It was really nice to come back to Manitowoc and meet a lot of great people in the process.
“I’ve raced for 27 years at a lot of different tracks and the track prep this year at Manitowoc was second to none,” he said. “It is saying something when you can go out in your heat race and run three and four wide and not worry about sliding into the guard rail. The track was always smooth and really racy.”
John Rothmund of Manitowoc, who finished third in the Sport Mod points standings, picked up the Sport Mod Rookie of the Year Award and Travis Arenz was also honored with the 2016 Sport Mod Hard Charger Award for passing 60 cars in 11 A-main events.
Rounding out the top five in the Sport Mod point standings were Cody Schroeder of Manitowoc in fourth and Jayden Schmidt of Seymour fifth.
Jamie Schmidt of Seymour notched the 2016 Modified championship with five top-five A-main showings, eight top-10 A-main finishes and three heat race triumphs in nine races.
Schmidt topped runner-up Randy Markwardt Jr. of Sheboygan Falls by a 23-point margin (368-345) in the final point standings. Matt Jackson of Sheboygan was third, followed by Kyle Kudick of Two Rivers (fourth) and Eric Scribner of Kiel (fifth).
“I would like to thank everyone at Manitowoc Speedway,” Schmidt said. “It was a great place to race.”
Kyle Kudick was the 2016 EWSC Modified Hard Charger Award winner for passing 25 cars in seven A-main races.
Brad Lubach of Kiel, who recorded two A-main victories, nine top-five and nine top-10 A-main showings to go along with five heat race victories in 11 events, captured the Grand National title by a slim two-point margin over Justin Erickson of Plymouth.
“I want to thank my wife, mom and dad, as well as my great crew and all of my sponsors for a great year,” Lubach said. “I also want to recognize EWSC for all that they did this year. Manitowoc Speedway has been one of my favorite tracks. It sucks that it’s going to be gone.”
Ryan Minster of Sheboygan, who finished third in the final point standings, captured the Grand National Hard Charger Award for passing a division best 56 cars in 11 A-main events.
Steven Weber of Plymouth finished fourth and Tim Simon of Fond du Lac rounded out the top five in the Grand National point standings.
The 2016 EWSC Late Model championship hardware went to Tim Buhler of Glenbeulah for the second consecutive year. Buhler, who also picked up the Late Model Hard Charger Award for passing 30 cars in A-main action, posted two A-main victories, four top-five A-main finishes, seven top-10 A-main showings and two heat race wins in eight nights of competition.
“I’ve been to a lot of different tracks in my career and one of the main things I learned from racing at Manitowoc is that the track crew for EWSC is pretty darn good,” Buhler said.
Rounding out the top five in the 2016 EWSC Late Model point standings were Jim Schmidt of Cleveland (second), Justin Schmidt of Cleveland (third), Turk Letizia of Milwaukee (fourth) and Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha (fifth).
Brandon McMullen of Plymouth picked up the 2016 Sprint Car championship, topping West Bend’s Paul Pokorski by four points (247-243) in the final point standings.
McMullen claimed one A-main victory, three top-five A main finishes, six top-ten showings and three heat race victories in six races in 2016.
“My family has been racing with EWSC for a long time,” McMullen said. “Eastern has had its ups and downs over the years, but it has definitely been on the upswing in the past couple years with this group of board members and staff. Manitowoc is definitely one of the best tracks I’ve ever been on.
“I have to thank my family for all of their support,” he said. “It means a lot to have them be there every night for me. It was fun racing with Paul [Pokorski] for the championship. It was fitting with our EWSC backgrounds that Paul and I were racing for the championship right down to the final night of the season. Paul raced me clean all year. He is a great guy on and off the track.”
Rounding out the top five in the final Sprint Car point standings were Kurt Davis of West Allis (third), Danny Schlafer of Sussex (fourth) and Doug Wondra of Oakfield (fifth).
Danny Schlafer was recognized with the Sprint Car Hard Charger Award for passing 24 cars in six A-main events and Tyler Brabant of Waupun earned the Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award.
Shaun Bangart of Chilton claimed six A-main victories, 10 top-five and top-ten A-main showings and five heat race wins in 11 races en route to the Sport 4 title. Bangart also claimed the Sport 4 Hard Charger Award by passing a total of 43 cars in 10 A-main races.
Mitch Meier of Chilton, who placed second in the Sport 4 point standings, earned the 2016 Sport 4 Rookie of the Award. Mike Meier of Chilton (third), Matt DeWilde (fourth) and Jason Dondlinger (fifth) completed the top five.
Walker Bergene of Whitelaw claimed the Thunder Truck track title and Rooke of the Year Award on the strength of eight A-main victories, 10 top-five and top-10 A-main finishes and six heat race triumphs in 10 events.
Humphrey assured those in attendance that EWSC leaders plan to keep the club alive in hopes of finding a new home track.
“Our future is up in the air at this point,” Humphrey said. “I strongly believe that we will continue somewhere in the future. We will be holding our Bowling Bash at Odyssey Fun Center in Sheboygan Falls on February 4th, so we encourage everyone to come out on that day and celebrate Eastern. Maybe we will have some good news to share at that point.”
Founding EWSC member Kermit Schulz of Manitowoc closed the award ceremony with some final words on the longstanding racing organization.
“I was around in 1960 when Eastern first formed,” Schulz said. “I don’t think there are too many original members still around from back then. I think Jerry McMullen is one of them, but not many others are still here. I want to take this time to thank Eastern for keeping racing going in this area for 56 years. I hope it goes on, but right now one never knows.”
The 2016 EWSC Board of Directors includes Todd Humphrey (president), Mark Petrie (vice president), Rick Minster (treasurer), John Tienor (secretary), Andra Humphrey (director), Jonathan Otte (director) and Sheila Leamer (director).
EWSC sponsors for the 2016 season included A&W of Manitowoc, Affordable Auto Rental, Associate Insurance/Secura Insurance, Baleigh Industrial, Bank First National, Best Western Stanton Inn, Brixius Manufacturing, Budweiser/Larry’s Distributing, Buffalo Wild Wings, Calbre, City Limits, Custom Craft Trophies of Plymouth, Fastenal, Fricke Ready Mix Concrete, Gibbsville Cheese, Hager’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Harbor Town HD/Polaris, Hoban Cycle, Hubbartt Electric, J.Johnson and Associates, Just Orthodontics, Kaeden Services, Lakeside Pepsi, Manitowoc Automotive Supply, Manitowoc Pattern and Machine, Mark Petrie Fabrication, Masonic Lodge 65, MMPA, MX Megastore, Nelson Truck and Equipment, Odyssey Fun Center, O’Reilly Auto Parts, PDQ Car Wash, Pietroske Auto, Pizza Ranch, Pomps Tire, Professional Plating Inc., Reinbold Pfeffer & Jens, Rick’s Auto Doctors, Riverside Landscaping, Rummele Jewelers, Satori Automotive, Smiling Moose, Spielvogel Excavating, Suburban Drywall, TA Motorsports, Terry’s Whitelaw Auto, Vetting Transport, Vogel Auto Body/John’s Auto Sales, Wild Inc. and Zabel Monuments.
To stay up to date on all news related to EWSC, visit www.manitowocspeedway.com or the Manitowoc Speedway Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

 

Track Enterprises Releases 2017 Special Event Schedule ARCA, USAC, & UMP To Race At Many Top Venues

Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2017 special event schedule. The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a third year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Track Enterprises added a fifth ARCA event this season, as Elko, MN makes a return to the schedule. Other series that are part of this year’s events include the USAC Silver Crown Series and Sprint Cars, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series, along with UMP Modifieds and Sportsman.

The first event of the season is a third year stop at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Saturday, April 8. This year, action will begin on Friday, April 7, for a two-day show with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models and Southern Super Series. With ARCA as well as two of the best touring Super Late Model tours in the country, this is a can’t miss event in a fun destination city.

Next up will be "The Week Of Indy", a series of events promoted by Track Enterprises that were highly successful in 2016. It all begins on Wednesday, May 24 with the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute IN Action Track, featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds. On Thursday, May 25, the annual Hoosier Hundred for the USAC Silver Crown cars is on tap at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Joining the Champ Cars will be the UMP Modifieds for a $2,000 to win special event. Wrapping up "The Week Of Indy" for TEI, will be the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway, featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars.

Returning to the Track Enterprises schedule in 2017 is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Elko Speedway in Elko New Market, MN. The event was a highly popular stop on the schedule a few years ago and makes a return after a two year hiatus. During the three visits, Brennan Poole, Frank Kimmel, and Grant Enfinger left with victories.

In early July, Track Enterprises’ officials turn their attention to three of the tracks that they promote on a weekly basis, Lincoln and Macon Speedways in Central Illinois as well as the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana. Newly added this year, is a stop for not only the Summer Nationals Hell Tour Late Models, but the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models as well at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday, June 30. On Sunday, July 2, the Summer Nationals, will be thrilling fans at the Lincoln Speedway ¼-mile. The series will then visit Mighty Macon Speedway on Thursday, July 6 for the Herald & Review 100.

Leading up to the Brickyard 400 at IMS, Track Enterprises will be hosting a couple of shows in town with the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars at Lucas Oil Raceway for the Rich Vogler Classic. That event will get the race weekend started on Thursday, July 20. The following night, fans will see the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as well as the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS at the same venue. The two day show will feature the top three series that visit Lucas Oil Raceway.

Arguably the biggest event on the Track Enterprises season takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20 at the Illinois State Fair. It’s the annual stop for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the USAC Silver Crown Series. Last year, rain washed out the USAC portion on Saturday but the ARCA cars were able to hit the track on Sunday to complete their exciting event. The UMP Sportsman are back on for another season of racing at the fair.

After running on Saturday and Sunday last year, the DuQuoin IL State Fair races have each been moved back to their regular days of Sunday and Monday, September 3 and 4. Joining ARCA will be the USAC Silver Crown cars and UMP Modifieds. Racing at the Magic Mile was phenomenal in all three classes in 2016.

Presale tickets will go on sale in the near future through the Track Enterprises office and online. Stay updated with Track Enterprises news and info at www.trackenterprises.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 13, 2016) – Merritt Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will once again join for two races in 2017. The always popular jewel of the North will host SOD on June 24th and August 19th.

2016 Sprints On Dirt Champion Brian Smith found the racy speedway to his liking last season, winning on June 18th. The race put an exclamation point on the engine equality created by the new SOD unlimited format with Thomas Schinderle and Dan McCarron finishing second and third with 305 cubic inch engines. Unfortunately, Mother Nature came out on top in the August 20th rained out SOD show.

The Merritt Speedway team is working hard to show that the track is “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.” The track’s front stretch grandstands have been removed and several of the sections will be relocated for 2017. New aluminum bleachers will go up in the spring and be ready for opening night. A new Musco lighting system is already partially up, with the several thousand pound bases all set in the ground.

A new Merritt Speedway website, www.merrittspeedwaymi.com, is under construction and scheduled for completion in January. You can get all the latest Merritt Speedway news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MerrittSpeedwayMI.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Danny Dietrich will pilot Tom Buch’s No. 13 for Florida events and other select shows

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA. (December 12, 2016) - When not behind the wheel of the familiar Gary Kauffman-owned/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/No. 48, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will be a hired gun for Tom Buch, piloting the well-known Apex/DVC/No. 13.

Dietrich will begin his tenure for Tom Buch with an eight-race campaign in Florida; entering all Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series dates at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park between February 9-19.

“I want to thank Tom Buch for this opportunity. To have the chance to enter extra races is exciting. I think we have the potential to be successful right from the start in 2017,” Danny Dietrich said. “I’m sure Tom will have other drivers in and out of the seat this season. To be one of the guys in his rotation is motivating.”

Dietrich will enter events for Tom Buch on an occasional basis in 2017; creating a combined schedule reaching the near-century mark for the Gettysburg native.

“Our schedule with Gary (Kauffman) will be similar to last year with just a few changes,” Dietrich explained. “Tom gave me an opportunity to fill some gaps by driving for him. February has a lot in store for us. We’ll take that as a major stepping stone and see where we sit after those eight races. I’m excited to get started.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

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

2017 Highlights: N/A

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

NSA Series Set for 21 Races at Six Tracks in Montana, Washington and Western Canada

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Dec. 12, 2016) - The North-American Speed Association is soaring to new heights in 2017.

The NSA Series, which was revamped in 2016 when it held a half-dozen races, will showcase 21 races at six tracks in Montana, Washington and Western Canada next season. All races will pay at least $1,500 to win with several special events featuring increased payouts.

As previously announced, the NSA Series is partnering with the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series for 11 races titled the Northwest Challenge Series. All NCS events will pay at least $2,000 to win.

Both the NSA Series season and the Northwest Challenge Series will offer a points fund that will be announced at a later date.

"We had a great time reintroducing the NSA Series in 2016 and are proud to announce an ambitious schedule for 2017 that will include a partnership with Steve Beitler and the Summer Thunder Sprint Series," NSA Series Founder Mike Quigley said. "Our goal is to cross promote sprint car racing in Montana, Western Canada and Washington. Hopefully we can get some of our teams and fans to venture west and have some of the Washington race teams and fans head to Montana and Western Canada."

The NSA Series season is scheduled to begin on May 19-20 with the Sprint Car Shootout at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. The track will also host NSA races on June 10, July 14, Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 1-3 for the 23rd annual Mountain Roundup.

The NSA Series will visit Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on June 16-17 for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial as well as on July 15 and Sept. 15-16 for the Dan Laber Memorial.

Western Canada showcases a tripleheader weekend in July when the NSA Series invades Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 21-22 for the 62 nd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup before venturing to Drayton Valley Speedway in Drayton Valley, Alberta, on July 23.

Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., brings the NSA Series to the Summer Nationals on July 28-29.

The NSA Series returns to Washington on Sept. 22-23 to wrap up the season at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima.

Canadian Kelly Miller outlasted stout competition to claim the 2016 NSA Series championship. A total of 52 drivers, including former champions of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and National Sprint League, from a dozen states and Canada contested at least one of the NSA races in 2016.

Miller was one of four drivers to win during five finished features (the first race rained out). Texas native Aaron Reutzel and Washington resident Trey Starks also picked up a victory with Missouri's Danny Lasoski sweeping the final weekend.

Starks, who was only 19 points behind Miller in the final tally, placed second in the standings with Canadians Skylar Gee and Matthew Dusseault finishing third and fourth, respectively. Reutzel rounded out the top five.

2017 Tentative NSA Series Schedule:

DATE:

TRACK:

CITY:

NOTES:

May 19-20

Electric City Speedway

Great Falls, Mont.

Sprint Car Shootout

June 10

Electric City Speedway

Great Falls, Mont.

June 16-17

Billings Motorsports Park

Billings, Mont.

** Harvey Ostermiller Memorial

July 14

Electric City Speedway

Great Falls, Mont.

**

July 15

Billings Motorsports Park

Billings, Mont.

**

July 21-22

Castrol Raceway

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

** 62nd Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup

July 23

Drayton Valley Speedway

Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada

**

July 28-29

Skagit Speedway

Alger, Wash.

** Summer Nationals

Aug. 11-12

Electric City Speedway

Great Falls, Mont.

Sept. 1-3

Electric City Speedway

Great Falls, Mont.

23rd annual Mountain Roundup

Sept. 15-16

Billings Motorsports Park

Billings, Mont.

Dan Laber Memorial

Sept. 22-23

Central Washington State Fair Raceway

Yakima, Wash.

**

** Denotes Northwest Challenge Series event

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK (Billings, Mont.) - Also known as BMP Speedway, it is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com.

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Scelzi Contends for Top Five During Debut in Australia

Inside Line Promotions - KWINANA BEACH, Western Australia, Australia (Dec. 12, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi was certainly making a splash during his Australia debut last Saturday at Perth Motorplex, where he drove into the top five before a parts issue forced him to end the night early.

Scelzi kicked off the Salute to the General event by qualifying eighth quickest in the Wormall Motorsport entry. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the first of twin heat races.

"The bottom lane had grease so the start hurt us," he said. "That put us behind a bit, but we picked up a position in the second heat race."

Scelzi advanced from sixth to fifth place in his final heat race to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"In the main event the track was extremely hooked up around the bottom," he said. "It was really rough. We lost brakes around Lap 2, but were able to battle for a top five most of the race."

Scelzi was in contention for a top-five result before he pulled in during a red flag with approximately 12 laps remaining.

"It was a great night to get our feet wet and be introduced to sprint car racing in Australia," he said. "I want to say thanks to everyone at Wormall Motorsport for the opportunity and I can't wait to get back in the car to see our growth."

Scelzi and Wormall Motorsport are scheduled to return to action this Friday at Perth Motorplex for the fourth Shannons Fast Series event for the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 10 - Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 8; Heat race #1: 4 (3); Heat race #2: 5 (6); Feature: DNF (7).

UP NEXT -

Friday at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia

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 also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, G&J Truck Sales, NAPA Auto Parts, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

MOTOR RACING NETWORK’S NASCAR BROADCASTER STEVE POST JOINS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ANNOUNCING STAFF

TRENTON, NJ December 12, 2016 . . . Steve Post, a veteran NASCAR pit reporter for the Motor Racing Network will join the announcing staff of the Indoor Auto Racing Series for upcoming events in Allentown, Pa. and Atlantic City, N.J.

Post will join the ‘Voice of the Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets’, Bob Marlow, and Pocono Raceway’s chief announcer Earl Krause on the series starting with the Allentown event held inside the PPL Center on December 30 and 31. Post will also play a major role on the team at the Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27 and 28.

MRN radio listeners of NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series will know Post’s voice from commentary he reports weekly from pit road. The Concord, N.C., resident is also the co-host of ‘Winged Nation’, a weekly internet radio show that features Sprint cars, and on MAV-TV shows. He’s a lso a contributor to NASCAR USA.

Formerly from Hallstead, Pa., Post crew up at the dirt short tracks of New York’s Southern Tier. He was the track announcer at Pa.’s Penn Can and Moc-A-Tek speedways before moving south to pursue a career in NASCAR.

A Penn State graduate, Post loves short track racing, attending events all over the country while in the area to cover NASCAR events for MRN.

In recent years he has also been on the microphone as the announcer for Fred Rahmer Promotions including events at Pa.’s Path Valley and the Dirt Classic at Lincoln. He recently announced the North-South Shootout for Modifieds and other events at the Concord, N.C., Speedway.

Information on the Indoor Racing Series can be had at 609.888.3618.

 

 

2016 PRI Trade Show Finishes with Whirlwind of Activity

Race industry professionals from throughout the world gathered last week in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the three biggest business days in racing, also known as the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. Featuring thousands of manufacturers, new products and industry announcements, the annual trade event was a resounding success, as Showgoers left prepared and eager for more business heading into the 2017 racing season.

From the pre-Show seminars and special events, to the Grand Opening Breakfast with Rick Mears and Jeff Gordon, and the product debuts and unveilings on the Show floor, the race industry’s premier Trade Show was filled with education, networking and sales.

“This year’s show has been awesome,” said Bryce Mulvey of CP-Carillo in Irvine, California. CP-Carillo was among the more than 1,200 companies exhibiting at the 2016 PRI Show. “There’s been more foot traffic than ever,” said Mulvey. “It’s great to see all of our customers, and we look forward to the show every single year.”

Ashley Garrett of U.S. Legend Cars International in Harrisburg, North Carolina, agreed. “It’s been a great show. The attendance has been off the charts – even from last year, which was great. We had a lot of traffic and a lot of success. We had more domestic customers this year, while in the past it’s been more of the overseas market.”

Nonetheless, Garret noted, “We also had some of our foreign dealers from Japan, England and Ireland here that we don’t typically see during the year.”

International attendees, in fact, make up a significant group at the annual event. Attendees, who come from more than 70 countries, are often drawn to the world-renowned conferences that take place in conjunction with the Show.

Phil Pagen from Track Sport Engines in New Zealand, for example, attends PRI primarily for the two-day Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), which is held just prior to the PRI Show’s official opening day.

“We’re here (at AETC) just to get some ideas and hear what people have to say,” said Pagen. “The presentations are good, and there are a lot of interesting questions. There’s no place else for us to go and meet these types of people and make these contacts. This is another level for us.”

Pagen and the Track Sport Engines team stays for the PRI Show afterward, meeting with exhibitors and looking for new products. “It’s a big week for us,” he said.

In addition to brisk business on the Trade Show floor, the 2016 PRI Show featured:

RPM Update: The SEMA government affairs team updated attendees on the status of the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act. The bill was introduced in Congress in 2016 to clarify that it is legal under federal law to modify the emissions system of a street vehicle for exclusive racing purposes. While optimistic about working with the incoming administration and the new Congress, the SEMA team nonetheless urged racing professionals - especially business owners - to continue reaching out to lawmakers when the bill is reintroduced for consideration in 2017.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge: Showgoers watched in awe throughout the week as students from all over the country competed for the quickest time disassembling and reassembling a small block Chevy engine. As they twisted, turned and bolted, Team Comp Cams, led by instructor Chris Overfelt, bested the competition with the fastest average time of 17 minutes and 43.3 seconds. Also of note was Team Fragola, which placed third and received the fastest perfect engine run time.

Seminars: Complimentary seminars featuring numerous industry experts took place throughout the Show. Many were technical in nature and touched on engines and performance, while others were more general and focused on digital marketing and eCommerce. Among the most popular sessions was Corey Perlman’s seminar titled “Social Media Overdrive.” Attendee Stephanie Leonard of Southsidemachine.com in Akron, Ohio, found several helpful pointers from the seminar that she planned to implement when she returns to her business. “As a small company trying to use social media to get our products out there, it’s really made sense to use social media to drive customers to our website instead of just showing new products or describing what we have going on, but go here to buy them,” she said.

Additional recaps from the 2016 PRI Show, including a photo gallery, can be found at www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow.

Showgoers and organizers are now looking ahead to the 2017 PRI Show, set for December 7–9 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

 

Jason Martin

Liberal, Kansas native, Jason Martin, who now resides in Lincoln, NE, is pleased to announce his joint venture with DJ Bybee of Wichita, Kansas for the 2017 racing season and beyond. Jason’s previous three seasons with the Trucks Plus/Midwest Linings five time car owner, Brad Ball ,have accumulated impressive statistics including; winning 26 A-features in 108 starts and tallying up 56 top five finishes in 82 events inside the top ten. Jason and his team recently finished the season with high honors by winning the Sprint Series of Nebraska series championship, finishing 4th in the IMCA national point standings, and were recently advertised as the number four ranked driver in SprintCarMania 305 Sprint Car power rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

Jason is looking to extend his streak of success in the 2017 season and plans to compete in as many races as possible. “DJ Bybee, of Bybee Electric, and I have joined together to create a firm foundation in order to assemble a solid race team for the both of us. This foundation is not only for myself as the driver, but also to provide an outlet for us to stay involved in a top notch sprint car team for the future!”, Martin explains. BM Motorsports has been well established with the guidance of DJ’s business and finance knowledge. With the combination of DJ’s high-end ASCS 360 engines, which are being assembled by Briley Racing Engines, and Jason’s very potent Myers Racing Engines Racesaver 305 engines, they are sure to have a strong presence starting the 2017 season. Martin added, “We are going to load our bullets in an Eagle and Schnee Chassis from EMI, then we’re going to go compete with the best in the nation at their respective levels.”

With marketing and corporate sponsorship being the key to success in all forms of Motorsports, DJ plans to incorporate someone into the race team who has a strong marketing background and experience in the field. By starting this joint venture, the guys want to make sure they do everything the right way, and to do that they will need to have all the pieces of the puzzle in place to complete the entire picture. On another note, Jason and DJ are planning to compete in the nation’s marquee 305 and 360 events, and possibly 410 races if there is someone out there who is interested in providing an engine to compete with. Those events, as well as every other event that they can compete in are great opportunities to find marketing partners and to reach a broad customer base that is not segregated by color of collar. Racing fans and Sprint Car fans in particular are very loyal and dedicated to supporting their drivers and teams, which is an avenue they want to pursue.

Another crucial key to success in racing is developing strong relationships internally as a group and maintaining a strong communication line between the crew, driver and sponsors. “I am by no means ready to hang the helmet up; I have just as much desire and enthusiasm to win as I’ve ever had, but when I do decide that the time is right I’d like to stay involved. This is what DJ and I have done our entire lives and we have one common goal, which is to establish a race team that is capable of competing at the highest level of sprint car racing”, said Martin. In time, the duo would like to look into doing a driver and mechanic development program for the younger generations, which would in turn keep their passion alive in the sport that they all love so greatly. Jason has always had an interest in helping the youth of the sport by giving them a place to learn the ins and outs of today’s sprint car world. He adds, “When I was a kid just getting started in Sprint Car racing, there were some very influential people that helped tailor me into the racer that I’ve become today and I want to pay that forward. Plus I really enjoy the challenge of taking someone who doesn’t know how to turn a grooving iron on and teach them what it takes to be successful in this industry.”

Kaleb Gaines, a current high school student here in Lincoln, came on board with Jason last season as just a fan from the stands and is now very knowledgeable in Sprint car racing. Overall, Kaleb had a big influence on Jason’s success last season and will continue to do so for the 2017 season. Jason has also had the pleasure of working with several young men that have become successful in their own rights. To name a few; Mike Schure, who was a former crew member of Jason’s, now owns and operates a successful shock building business, Cole Freeser now works at Kasey Kahne Racing, and Kade Hagans, who has been with Jason since he was a kid, is now highly sought after and utilized by teams such as; Danny King Racing, Harley Van Dyke Motorsports, and most recently John Carney II.

Knowing the challenges that go along with racing at the highest levels, the team has gained a very talented mechanic to ensure the race cars and equipment are not only set up correctly, but prepared and maintained. DJ added, “Aaron Allgood, is a good friend of Jason’s and they have really formed an uncharacteristic understanding of what each other is looking for in their race cars. We believe Aaron will be a great asset to the success of our race team.” Furthermore, Aaron has been involved in multiple wins with various drivers and teams in the local Nebraska area and has won track championships in previous seasons, so he knows what it takes to be a consistent racer with strong finishes.

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for the team’s new car design, website development, and apparel. As more tracks and series release their schedules, a schedule of events will be created on where the team plans to compete in 2017. As always, the team at BM Motorsports would like to invite any and all who are interested in becoming part of their new race team, whether it’s for a sponsorship or the driver development program. Please reach out to Jason or DJ with any questions or to discuss your potential partnership opportunities.

Jason Martin 620-629-3853 jason@bmmotorsports.net

DJ Bybee 316-214-0034 dj@bmmotorsports.net

 

 

Consignment and Booth Space for Annual OKC Trade Show Available!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Geary, Oklahoma – December 11, 2016 – Consignment and trade show booth space is available for the 19th annual OKC Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet, scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday night, January 6 - 7, 2017, located at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show will sell out early. Also, trade show exhibit and swap meet space are available now for reservation and you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday the 6th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors. Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 7th from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

To find out more information on the 19th annual Oklahoma Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows in Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

To reserve your booth space, consignment lot numbers and “promoters row” call (940) 733-8937.

 

Time Running Out for Annual Kansas Trade Show Consignments!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Geary, Oklahoma – December 11, 2016 – Limited trade show and consignment space for the fast approaching 30th annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction, on Friday and Saturday night, December 30-31, 2016 is still available. However, time is running out to reserve your booth and consignments for this annual Midwest Winter Race Show inside the Century 2 Convention Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. All track promoters! Your chance at a free booth for this event is also slipping by as you must call to reserve your space as well. For the past 29 years, Greg Deatherage and his 4-Speed Promotions has opened his Midwest Winter Race Show in Wichita and consignments are wanted. You must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show is close to selling out. Also, limited trade show exhibit and swap meet space are available now for reservation and you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday the 30th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors. Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 31st from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

To find out more information on the 30th annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

 

BELLBOWEN NINTH IN STELLAR FIELD. NEXT STOP: USA INVASION

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport December 12, 2016

Toby Bellbowen raced to a ninth place finish on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. Sixty-eight cars were trackside for the second annual George Tatnell Challenge and it was a good shake down run in preparation for the busy Christmas / New Year period.

“Ninth is solid, it really is,” Toby said, reflecting on the A-Main that was akin to an Australian Title field.

“It's tough in a quality field like that. It's certainly not what we turn up for, but we are making progress. Our time trial form has dropped, although I feel better for the remainder of the night.”

The night started with qualifying where Toby set sixth quick time with a 12.424 second lap. This put him in the fourth heat where he finished third and qualified for the all-important main event. Starting the main event from position eleven against a hot field, he worked his way to ninth at the fall of the chequered flag.

The team will now have a week off in preparation for the beginning of the international season, commencing on Boxing Day. During the final week of the month the team will compete in four race meetings against some of the best Sprintcar drivers in the world.

“For sure the international season is an exciting part of our season. I've always said that the best part of Sprintcar racing is that anyone can turn up in their first race and race the best in the world. The international season certainly provides that element and I'm excited for what we will bring to the table. We're definitely on the front foot now.”

Saturday night was also the debut for the new race truck. The beautifully prepared semi-trailer will now allow the team to work within a state of the art transporter.

“The new rig is really nice to work out of for not only my guys but myself, too. I'm so fortunate to have that now. I'm not sure that it means it will help win any races but for sure it means we can go racing in the right manner.”

If you haven’t checked out the new rig yet, make sure you do on Boxing Night. You will be impressed!

In other exciting news, a new range of hats will also be available on Boxing Night. They will be available at the pit beginning of the night, during the open pit session in the afternoon, or at the conclusion of racing.

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Hogs Breath Cafe Rod Bowen's Prestige Smash Repairs Eagle Ignition Leads Murrell Distribution Valvoline Spies Hecker Mcgrath Lander Beesafe Travel B & B Graphics Pass Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

December Schedule – Toby Bellbowen Motorsport:

December 26 - Valvoline Raceway, Granville December 28 - Valvoline Raceway, Granville December 30 - Valvoline Raceway, Granville

 

 

HARLI WHITE HEADED TO WARRNAMBOOL FOR THE MAX RACE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 9, 2016

American lady Sprintcar racer Harli White will make her USC Victoria debut at Premier Speedway Warrnambool on Saturday night, December 17 for the “Max Race.”

21 year old White, who makes her Australian debut tonight at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, has been adopted as part of the wider South West Conveyancing sponsorship family and will journey to Premier next weekend.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to race in Warrnambool in December,” says White’s Sydney car owner Paul Stirton. “We can’t thank Tania and Alistair McKean enough from South West Conveyancing for the invitation and the hospitality they have planned for us next weekend.”

South West Conveyancing is the naming rights sponsor for the second annual “Max Race” at Premier and their sponsorship portfolio of drivers local to the Warrnambool region and beyond is ever expanding like their business itself.

In just under five years South West Conveyancing has grown to a client base of over 5000 and now employs ten employees in the two offices in Warrnambool and Melbourne.

They cover all areas of Conveyancing from blocks of land to homes, units, farms, commercial and industrial sites acting on their sales and purchases. They are a leading Victorian firm as far as technology and have innovatively introduced the concept of electronic Conveyancing. A system that is widely regarded as the future of the industry.

In the almost five years of their existence they’ve won three major awards including the 2013 Regional Conveyancing Firm of the year for Victoria.

Staunch Speedway fans and supporters of Premier Speedway (Al is a club member and official there) Al and Tania McKean live a drone’s flight from the track itself and have supported a wide range of drivers in the sport.

Teams who have enjoyed SWC support include: Matt Egel in Mat Muir’s car on WSS, Jess Moulden in the Speedcar last season, Luke Dillon in Mat Muir’s car for the Australian 360 Title (and 2 x SA Title wins plus Current Australia #1), Luke now in his own car, Jack Bell in his F500

Tim Van Ginneken in the #36 Car and also the car he runs in WA.

“Don’t go on too much about us though” says co-principal Al McKean, “Tanni and I are just Speedway fans and Max fans in particular so we’re proud to be the sponsor of his race on the 17th and proud that we can help Harli come down and race.”

Fans will get a chance to meet Harli White before race night on Saturday morning, December 17 between 10am-12pm at South West Conveyancing, 92c Liebig Street Warrnambool.

“You can meet Harli, check out her Sprintcar and get a signed poster,” says McKean, “we hope to see as many people down there and then everyone head to Premier Speedway that night.”

 

 

Greg Wilson Racing

To say this past race season for Greg Wilson was a first of a kind would be a putting it mild. When you’ve been racing for better than twenty years, a two-time ASCOC Champion, a winner of over 100 races, one wouldn’t think you would be considered a rookie, but that’s exactly what he was after the announcement was made at the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis in conjunction with Hercules Tires when he announced he would be running the World of Outlaws Tour in full in 2016.

This season, the Benton Ridge, Ohio native has experienced the ups-and-downs of his first full time season in his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, All Star Plumbing, Gear Alloy Wheels, Bedford Petroleum backed w20. In total this year the w20 team raced 86 times in 28 states and along their travel they participated in 29 dealer visits/public appearances in 16 different states. Greg ended his season with one WOO win coming at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on May 27 along with 4 top 5’s, 13 top 10’s and was also awarded the coveted 2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year.

“It’s been a very interesting and educational year on the road for me, our team and my family,” shared Greg. “It’s been a huge learning curve full of challenges every night. We are running with the best every night and in many cases this year at tracks that I had never seen. There was definitely a lot of uncharted territory for me but the neat thing about this deal is you meet a lot of great people in our travels. The WOO officials and teams we compete against each night have really reached out and supported my team and most importantly embraced my family, which has made life on the road more enjoyable.”

“I’ve said this many times that I am one blessed dude. I am supporting my family while living a life-long dream that is both challenging but yet very rewarding. I have great partners, supportive friends and most importantly the ability to have my family with me at all times. Having Kenzie, Lilli and Alivia with me on the road is awesome. Those three girls are a big part of my team and I can’t imagine traveling without them.”

Greg is quick to recognize his primary partners...Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, All Star Plumbing, Gear Alloy Wheels and Bedford Petroleum as well as his Associate/Product partners such as Callies, Slade Shocks, Pro Shocks, Mark Wolford Painting, Burns Petroleum, Allstar Performance, Banshee Graphics, Butler Built, Maxim Racing, Conroy Bleeders, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson, Real Capz, Kistler Engines, Kinsler Fuel Injection and Benson Marketing.

“Folks don’t realize how vital each of these individuals are to our team...the input and support we get from each of them just makes our program that much more successful. I am proud to call them all my partners and without them this deal of running with the World of Outlaws wouldn’t be possible,” shared Greg.

Greg and team are back at the shop in Findlay, Ohio prepping for year two of some coast-to-coast racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. “We learned a lot this past year in my first season with the Outlaws. Now we are back home working hard for the start of next year. It’s a funny deal when you’re out on the road you look forward to getting home...but now that we are back in the shop, my family and myself included is ready to load up and head south to Florida for the start of the 2017 season.”

“Like I said...I am a blessed dude and I don’t take that for granted. Once again, I want to thank not just my partners, but also the World of Outlaw organization, my fellow Outlaw racers and most importantly all the fans that support this great sport. Year 2016 was a first for me in many aspects of my racing career and our intent at GWR in 2017 is to make it a year to remember,” said the optimistic driver of the w20.

Follow Greg on his website at www.gregwilsonracing.com and twitter @GregWilsonw20 for future upcoming announcements specific to the upcoming 2017 race season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Spring Car Series.

 

 

Gobrecht, McCall and Starks Combine to Create New Gobrecht Motorsports Team

Inside Line Promotions - NEW OXFORD, Pa. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Three entities within the sprint car community are teaming up.

Car owners Scott Gobrecht and Jeff McCall will partner to form Gobrecht Motorsports, which has tabbed rising star Trey Starks to drive the No. 44 in approximately 50-to-60 races in 2017. The team will run a true outlaw schedule selecting marquee races in the East and Midwest to tackle next season, including premier events such as the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, National Open and World Finals to name a few.

"I've known Jeff for a long time and I've wanted to bring a driver into the area to compete in Central Pennsylvania for a while," Gobrecht said. "Trey is a good person and a good driver. He time trials well and is quick to adapt. We are all really excited about this venture."

Starks scored a career-best 11 feature victories at 11 different tracks in 2016. He recorded wins on both the East Coast and West Coast as well as his first international triumph in Canada. Starks also claimed his first career Western Sprint Tour Speedweek championship.

Starks drove for both Gobrecht and McCall in 2016. Four of his 11 wins came with McCall, including the inaugural World Short Track Championships at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"We've produced strong results with both Scott and Jeff," Starks said. "I'm thrilled to be a part of such a big opportunity and I can't wait for the 2017 season. We are going to be combining the strengths from Scott's team and from Jeff's team and I feel fortunate to be the driver. The goal is to win a lot of races and I think we have the right pieces in place to do so."

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"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES KICKS OFF 2017 SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

BRIDGEPORT, NJ By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will kick off their inaugural season at the “fastest dirt track in the east”, Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday, April 30th. The series, which hosts RacesaverⓇ 305 Sprint Cars in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware region, has eight to ten tentative events scheduled at the South Jersey facility, which will be released on a final schedule set to come out at a later date.

“The staff at Bridgeport Speedway has always welcomed and showcased the 305 Sprint Cars in the past, so we are excited to have our first race of the season there, as well as many other BIG events that they have invited us to be a part of in 2017,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MAS stated. “We are working hard to find and invite sponsors to be a part of our series in 2017, so that we can draw more cars to our races, while also giving back to the guys who support us week in and week out”.

Last season, the 305 Sprint Cars were a headliner division on one of the speedway’s experimental and highly successful nights - “Pack the House Night” where admittance was FREE to all fans in the grandstands, and under the new MAS banner, they will return to be a part of this highly anticipated event on Saturday, June 17th.

The management of the South Jersey based track has also invited the Mid-Atlantic Sprints to join the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars to co-headline in late October for the second running of the “Big Track Classic” which is a two day show.

Bridgeport Speedway, which is a ⅝ mile “superspeedway” located in Logan Township, NJ, is not only famous for its high speed side-by-side racing, but it’s beautiful facility is known to be family and fan friendly. In efforts to expand its growing fan base and product, the Speedway will now be offering racing on not two different race tracks, but three racetracks in 2017. In addition to the ¼ mile inner oval , a ⅜ mile speedway is being built and is expected to be ready sometime in 2017.

“There is no timetable as to when the new track will be finished, but our goal is to have a race or two by the end of the summer of 2017,” General Manager Danny Serrano stated in an interview with AARN last week. “Along with some of the other open wheel competition that feel that the big track is too fast for their cars and the ¼ mile too small, we’re hoping to create a balanced in-between option for the 305 Sprint Cars and the other divisions that will make great competitive three-wide racing for the fans and drivers.”

With a twenty-four car field, $300 will be awarded to the feature winner, $250 going to second place, $200 for third and $150 will be paid out to all cars who take the green flag. $60 will be awarded as tow money for non-qualifiers. Contingency sponsors for events at Bridgeport are still being pursued, with Bitner’s Automotive signing on as the $25 “Quick Time” Award sponsor and Bruce’s Auto Body claiming sponsorship over the $25 “Hard Charger” Award.

For more information on this race or future events, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/. Be sure to like the Bridgeport Speedway Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/BridgeportSpeedway/.

 

 

MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES BRINGS 305 SPRINT CAR RACING BACK TO BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY

Minersville, PA By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

After a two year absence, 305 Sprint Car competition is set to return to Big Diamond Speedway with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. “We are eager to bring racing back to Big Diamond Speedway with the 305 Sprints, and I know in past events with TSRS, car counts were always impressive, the stands were full and the racing was of course exciting,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MASS shared. “We are gracious that Big Diamond Speedway is welcoming us with open arms, and we are excited to see our relationship flourish in the future”. Big Diamond Speedway, famous for its racy track configuration where cars can be seen battling on the top and bottom of the 3/8 mile dirt oval, is recognized as “a perfect sprint car track” by those who favor the Minersville, PA speedway. MASS Drivers who have already expressed their enthusiasm in competing on June 2nd are 2016 IMCA/TSRS Points Champion Tim Tanner JR, Jeff Geiges, Tommy Carberry, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Eddie Wagner, Joe Kay, Zack Burd, Keith Anderson, Doug Snow, Chris Allen, and Dave Brown Jr to name a few. With $300 going to the feature winner, $175 will be paid out to take the green and $35 will be awarded as tow money for non-qualifiers. Contingency sponsors for this event will be announced at a later date, with Bruce’s Auto Body already signing on as the $25 Bonus Hard Charger Award sponsor. For more information on this race or future events, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/.

 

 

Big Business Makes For Banner Day Two Of PRI Trade Show

Motorsports parts and equipment buyers packed the booths and overflowed into the aisles of the Indiana Convention Center on Friday during one of the busiest days in Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show history.

Day Two of PRI 2016 kicked off with a trio of Show-sponsored seminars focused on enhancing business and marketing, making connections and achieving success on- and off-track, and the themes carried over onto a Show floor that more than lived up to host city Indianapolis' tag as the Racing Capital of the World.

Douglas Robbie, who has been attending the PRI Show for five consecutive years, was among the many who attended “The Look from the Sponsor Side: 4 Keys to Successful Strategic Relationships” seminar Friday morning. Hoping to expand his marketing knowledge and learn how to improve sponsor relations for his modified race team, Robbie left the seminar with “a clearer picture of how to do it and how to work with my marketing person to get it.”

Meantime, on the Show floor, exhibitors found that buyers came prepared to do business.

“We’ve already bought today,” Roy Simmermaker from Simmermaker Motorsports in Brownsburg, Indiana, said early Friday. Having attended the PRI Show for years, Simmermaker noted, “We get a lot of value and a lot of information, and talk to a lot of good suppliers. This is a great show for drag racing.”

Joseph Snell from Snell MetalFab in Monroetown, Pennsylvania, echoed that sentiment, saying, “We’re looking to buy.” Snell told us that the personal, face-to-face time at PRI is especially valuable. While products and information is readily available on the Internet, “it’s nice to come here and talk to people directly.”

In addition to race products, PRI is the ideal place for attendees to see what’s new in race trailers and motor coaches. Despite temperatures just below freezing, buyers made their way outside the Indiana Convention Center to meet with exhibitors showcasing their newest haulers. “The cold weather doesn’t deter the serious buyers,” observed Brian McKibbin of ATC Trailers, Nappanee, Indiana. “The people who are coming out here aren’t just tire kickers.”

Jeff Nelis of Bravo Trailers based in Bristol, Indiana, agreed, adding, “We have seen a great turnout here at the Show. It is probably the largest number since we have been out here.” Bravo Trailers had displayed its trailers outside the Indiana Convention Center since PRI’s return to Indianapolis in 2013.

“Good turnout, great Show,” he continued. “A lot of people have been interested and have been inquiring about trailers. It has been an awesome Show.”

The PRI Trade Show takes place December 8-10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.pri2016.com.

 

 

2017 Sprint Car Bandits Series First-Look Schedule Released

Mesquite, TX (12/8/16) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of a highly successful inaugural season, the Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB) is proud to release its first-look schedule for the 2017 racing season, which welcomes three new series tracks to the roster.

SCB promoter Steve Lang comments: "We still have additional tracks buttoning up their schedules and tweaking dates, but we wanted to get out our first-look schedule now so fans and race teams can start making plans."

Lang continues: "Regarding rules for the upcoming season, we were super pleased with the level of competition and race-ability of the SCB cars, so there are not going to be any significant changes for 2017. Those rules also led to much lower operating costs for teams, which is equally important."

Note that in 2017 all SCB competitors signing in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of engine CID. Feature lineups will still be determined by heat race passing points.

If your track is interested in booking a event with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are currently a few remaining race dates still available.

Businesses seeking effective marketing programs through the SCB series are available for all sizes of budgets, again, just contact Steve for complete details. We will be making our 2017 sponsor announcements as the off-season continues.

2017 Sprint Car Bandits Series Schedule - as of 12/08/16:

3-31-17 Heart-o-Texas Speedway, Waco TX (Friday)
4-1-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
4-22-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)
4-29-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Saturday)
5-12-17 TBA
5-13-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
5-20-17 TBA
6-10-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
6-24-17 TBA
7-1-17 Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Saturday)
8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday)
8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)

For those of you unfamiliar with the Sprint Car Bandits series, it is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them. A great mix of young and veteran drivers competed with the Sprint Car Bandits in 2016. And the buzz with race teams is that there will be a growing number of SCB teams in 2017. 42 teams competed in the series in 2016.

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.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the injection of series sponsor funds into nightly purses, it allowed more area race tracks to book events - which all translated into DFW region fans getting to see quality, high-speed sprint car races at a lower grandstand ticket price. When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the Sprint Car Bandits series!

If you are a driver considering racing the SCB series, we would highly recommend asking one of our 2016 drivers for their comments. Fan comments have been consistent with driver comments, and have been extremely supportive.

Series tracks have also been pleased with the lower booking costs and solid competitor purses. In 2016 the SCB series brought sponsor money to every single event through its solid series sponsors. This enabled the tracks to 'sell' a larger event to the fans and race teams - without any of them having to 'pay' more for it. The plan for 2017 is one in the same.

From everyone with the Sprint Car Bandits series, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season and the best-ever New Year. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in Series news, as well as additional race dates and sponsor announcements.

 

 

Chili Bowl is first on the menu for Harris’ 2017 race campaign

Oxfordshire racer heads back to the US to compete in largest indoor Midget car event

The opportunity to race head-to-head against Indycar, NASCAR and the very best short oval racers in the world sees Tom Harris as the sole British driver to head to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in January for the Chili Bowl indoor Midget race car competition. The six-day event starting 9thJanuary, held on an a clay track inside the 39,000m² Tulsa Expo Centre, sees the multiple F1 stock car champion and US Sprint Car racer return for his third visit to the ‘Super Bowl’ of Midget Car racing.

“This year we had a second in the heat and eventually reached the F Main, a major improvement on our debut in 2015,” says Harris. “Experience of racing on this surface is vital to do well and that comes with years of experience. Indoors and out of the sun and wind, it behaves very differently to an outdoor track. With another year under my belt I’m confident we can get much further.”

Harris will race a freshly-built Bob East chassis that is currently nearing completion at East’s Indianapolis workshop. “Bob knows what it takes to build a car for the Chili Bowl,” adds Harris. “We get so little practice time that Bob’s experience is critical in getting the car on the pace from the start. He has been so helpful in my Sprint Car racing I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Alongside a sporadic campaign in BriSCA F1 in the UK, 2016 saw a breakthrough in Harris’ Sprint Car racing in the US with his first heat win in the category and reaching the ultimate ‘A Main’ twice. “We are getting there, we just need to spend more time out there to build up our consistency but we are definitely causing the home-grown racers a bit more trouble!”

The weekend activity from the Chili Bowl is broadcast live on the RacinBoys channel www.racinboys.com .

 

Cory Eliason To Compete in Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming off his best season to date racing Sprint Cars, Kingsburg, CA driver, Cory Eliason, will take the reigns of the team5nine entry owned by Adam Currie in January where he will compete at the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic as well as a few other race’s leading up to the marquee event.

“I really have to thank Adam Currie and his team for this amazing opportunity,” Cory Eliason said. “This year has been great, and 2017 is already getting off to a pretty cool start.”

Eliason’s trip will see him make his first start in Australia on January 7th at the Murray Bridge Speedway. With a break in their schedule, Eliason and Currie are trying to put something together compete on the 13th and 14th with their next scheduled race being at the Borderline Speedway in Mt. Gambier, SA on January 19th before they check into the Premier Speedway for the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic that takes place January 20th-22nd.

“I was lucky enough to meet Cory back in 2006 when I was living in CA,” team owner Adam Currie said. “He was winning everything in the micro division then, and I have continued to follow his career ever since. He had an awesome season in 2016 and I think he deserves a shot at the Classic. He lined up a micro drive for me back then, and I want to return the favor and hopefully provide him with everything he needs to show his talent over here.”

Based out of Adelaide, SA team5nine is backed by Awesome Landscapes and uses American built KPC Chassis powered by one of Australia’s top engine builders, Maxwill Racing Engines.

“This is a great opportunity, and hopefully while I am over there we have some success, and make everyone proud back home,” Eliason added.

ON TAP: Cory Eliason’s 2017 season will kick off in Australia on January 7th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

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MAVTV Set to Launch in Canada

Announces Distribution Agreement with CCSA

Toronto, Canada (December 6, 2016) - MAVTV Motorsports Network, the destination for all things motorsports, offering an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, in partnership with media executive Mike Garrow, is pleased to announce today that a distribution agreement has been signed, making MAVTV Motorsports Network available to all 115 CCSA members across Canada.

MAVTV is set to start airing their motorsports content on Tuesday, January 10th 2017. The launch date will coincide with the live broadcast of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, the largest indoor race in North America. More program details to follow.

"For more than ten years MAVTV has offered unprecedented diversity in their motorsports content across America, and I am thrilled that fans across Canada will finally have access to this premier channel and its distinct approach to presenting all genres of motorsports," said Mike Garrow, President/Owner of MAVTVCanada. "Owned and operated by Lucas Oil products, MAVTV has a wealth of experience in both the automotive product space and being a leader in producing, promoting and programming a wide variety of motorsports content, making the availability of MAVTV Motorsports Network in Canada a winning combination for racing fans" he added.

"CCSA is excited to provide Canadian motorsport and automotive enthusiasts this unique slate of adrenaline rushing, heart pumping content," said Jenny Bosien, CCSA Acting President and CEO. "We look forward to working with Mike and his dedicated team at MAVTV and we are pleased to be able to offer and promote this service to CCSA members across the country."

Bob Patison, President of MAVTV states, "MAVTV Motorsports Network has been delivering the best grass roots racing content on television for many years, and now our Canadian race fans will be able to enjoy our exciting shows and exclusive events."

MAVTV Motorsports Network will feature exclusive automotive and motorsports programming such as The Dave Despain Show, Full Custom Garage, Stacey David's GearZ and Speed Sport hosted by Ralph Sheheen in partnership with National Speed Sports News.

MAVTV Motorsports Network benefits from Lucas Oil Production Studios, who produce over 300 hours of exclusive motorsports programming, featuring such events as Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the 1st Motos of the Pro Motocross Championship, with airings of the 250 and 450 classes for the entire 12-round Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship - sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

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Blockbuster Start To 2016 PRI Trade Show

Indy car legend Rick Mears and NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon helped pace the start of the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show with an unforgettable appearance at the Show's Grand Opening Breakfast in the Indiana Convention Center's Sagamore Ballroom Thursday morning. Hosted by MAVTV’s Dave Despain, this year's traditional kickoff event featured a lively hour-long talk show-style program with two of the best to ever pilot a race car.

“Day One of the 2016 PRI Show exceeded our expectations,” said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. “Rick Mears and Jeff Gordon set the tone at the opening breakfast, and on the show floor the day was filled with business and networking. There are so many new products debuting, lots of great seminars to attend and race professionals to meet with.”

At the breakfast, a packed ballroom, some 3000 strong, sat in rapt attention as the newly retired Gordon and iconic Mears discussed their respective beginnings, career highlights, professional influences (Mears is one of Gordon's heroes, we learned) and previously untold tales from a pair of accomplished-it-all competitors.

"The Grand Opening Breakfast — and I've been to most of them — is a great meal, and it's a good time to meet new friends. You have Dave Despain, who always has interesting guests and you’re entertained, and then you're ready to go out and see the big show." — Gregg Steele of Gregg Steele Racing in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Added Bob Telford of Action Machine Shop in Sand Springs, Oklahoma: "It was excellent; I always enjoy it. The food was good, and the entertainment was A-plus. Anybody who likes racing but doesn't come to the Grand Opening Breakfast is missing out. It's a great way to start the PRI Show."

>From the breakfast, attendees flowed onto a Show floor filled with every type of race part, equipment and service imaginable. Indeed, floor traffic was brisk, as retailers, engine builders, fabricators, professional race teams and more crowded the aisles for a glimpse at the industry's latest and most innovative offerings.

“The vendors have some great displays with all their prime products," said Barry Eller of 4 Boyz Racing in Oxford, North Carolina. "We build race cars from the ground up, so we’re eyeing engine parts as well as chassis builders parts. Springs, shocks, pretty much everything dirt racing.

"One advantage to be able to come to PRI is that our whole vendor base is pretty much under one roof here,” he added.

Showgoers also carved time out of their day to visit a special, limited-time exhibit celebrating Team Penske’s 50th Anniversary in motorsports. Located in the 6000 exhibit rooms, the display features an exclusive collection of Penske’s winning cars from the past five decades. Although the Borg-Warner Trophy was only on display during Day One of PRI, showgoers will still be able to see the PPG Cup Trophy, a 1994 Pushrod display engine and the 2015 Daytona 500 trophy.

Having entered the racing industry nearly 60 years ago as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn has released a 224-page biography titled “Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports.” PRI Showgoers have a unique opportunity to have a copy personally signed by Vaughn during the Show. Signings take place in the 9000 exhibit rooms at various times Friday and Saturday. Check the mobile app or visit the PRI website for details.

Over at Machinery Row near the 5700 exhibits, the floor quickly filled with race engine builders and race team members searching for new equipment to add to their race shops. One popular display could be found at veteran exhibitor Rottler Manufacturing of Kent, Washington. Attendees gathered as they viewed a robot pick up a cylinder head and place it into a Rottler machine, which then runs the cylinder head. The robot then removed the cylinder head and replaced it with another one for machining. “It’s a fully automated cylinder head machine for cylinder head manufacturers,” explained Anthony Usher.

Among the variety of machinery Rottler brought to Indianapolis, Usher identified the company’s five-axis P69AHD machine as attracting a great deal of attention from attendees. In fact, two machines are on display as one is set up for doing block machining work and the other one is set up for manufacturing new cylinder heads from castings to complete cylinder heads.

First-time exhibitor Bernard Martin of Destiny Tool in Santa Clara, California, decided to display the company’s cutting tools at the PRI Trade Show because it provides “tremendous opportunities for what we do. This is really our core market. We make cutting tools for cutting aluminum, so most of the people who have parts here that are racing components, they are our customers.” In fact, Destiny Tool’s line of cutting tools, including its double variable helix tool, can be found in use on machinery that is on display at PRI’s Machinery Row.

Meantime, Sunnen continued a long-held PRI Show tradition with its Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes, whereby attendees can enter to win a Chevy LSX 454 engine, custom built by Nick Ferri of Patterson Elite Performance. Tickets are on sale throughout the Show at Booth #852.

The sweepstakes has benefited other charities in the past before several years ago linking up with Victory Junction, a year-round camp for children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions. Last year, Sunnen raised over $59,000 through the raffle, and hopes to top $60,000 this year.

“The racing community really embraced it - that’s when our ticket sales really took off, when we started [working with] Victory Junction," said Sunnen's Bob Davis. "I think everybody can identify with kids."

Among news made throughout the day - a new prototype for the Pro Mazda Championship, Erica Enders-Stevens and Jeg Coughlin Jr. switching back to the Chevrolet Camaro platform for 2017, and Drag Illustrated unveiling its "30 Under 30" list, among others - the World Racing Group announced the launch of a new race day drug testing program.

Beginning with the 2017 season (effective January 1, 2017), World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Late Model Series will randomly test for drugs that impair the ability to drive. The policy applies to drivers only, and will occur at unannounced events throughout the season. Violators will be subject to suspension, officials announced, but will also be eligible for reinstatement after satisfying certain criteria.

Testing will be done through the National Center for Drug Free Sport, and applies to regular tour participants and weekly participants, they noted. According to WoO President Tom Deery, the three keys in developing the program are that testing had to be independent; it had to be random; and it would create a deterrent system.

"Every major sport across the country has adopted drug-testing policies," Deery said. "As the leader in dirt track racing we felt it was time to join that group."

The PRI Trade Show takes place December 8-10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.pri2016.com.

 

 

Hartford Speedway & Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP team up for 4 races in 2017

Indianapolis, IN (December 9, 2016) – Hartford Speedway, Hartford, Michigan, and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have reached an agreement for four races in 2017.

Sprints On Dirt enjoys tremendous interest at Hartford Speedway. The Hartford Speedway Facebook page noted that: “…our fans love SOD and have proved to be our best crowd turnouts 3 seasons in a row.”

Hartford Speedway and Sprints On Dirt are finalizing details regarding the four-race schedule; additional information will be released at a later date.

The historic Western Michigan speedway has underground a major reconfiguration. The track was turned from a 1/2 into a nonsymmetrical 3/8 that should prove to be challenging and fast. It will maintain its 100’-120’ width. To get this accomplished, the former turns three and four of the 1/2 mile were moved toward turns one and two. The track is not at finish grade or race ready yet, but it will have some banking, although not as much as the old 3 and 4 turns. Track owner/promoter Tim Dibble said: “High banking and symmetrical track equals foot to the floor racing and that's not what we are going for in this change.” Dibble’s approach blends perfectly with SOD’s beyond limits format to make driver skill a bigger factor.

To follow Hartford Speedway and the transformation of the track, go to the Hartford Speedway Facebook page and check out their website at www.hartfordspeedway.net for more information.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: FACEBOOK LIVE ONLINE SHOPPING EVENT SET FOR DECEMBER 14!

by Tommy Goudge (December 8, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario – Still looking for the perfect gift for the race fan in your family? Ohsweken Speedway will be holding a live shopping event starting at 8pm on Wednesday, December 14 to help with gift ideas.

“We will show off the items available in the Speed Shop, sort of like the Home Shopping Channel," explains Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. "Viewers can reserve their purchases, and we will keep a running inventory of what still remains."

A link to access the Facebook Live event will be posted on the Ohsweken Speedway Facebook and Twitter pages – www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY and www.Twitter.com/OhswekenSpdway (@OhswekenSpdway) on Wednesday, December 14.

All purchased items will be available for pickup between 12pm and 4pm at the Ohsweken Speedway Rules & Registration meetings on Saturday, December 17. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. The meetings will be held at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena located at 3201 Second Line in Hagersville, Ontario.

Schedules and other plans for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2017 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year. Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 22nd season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

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

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

 

 

Clauson-Marshall Racing Announces Quarter Midget Racing Development Program

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 8, 2016) – While the Clauson-Marshall Racing team will showcase some of the sport’s elite on the biggest of stages, it is also a goal of the team to groom young racers in the grassroots stages of the sport.

With that comes the announcement of the Clauson-Marshall Quarter Midget Racing Development program in partnership with Garrett Andrews and his CSI Factory team.

Quarter Midget racing has always been special to the Clauson family, as it is the venue where young racers begin to cultivate their love for racing. Bryan’s love for the sport and the kids and families participating in it was apparent by his frequent visits to events all over the country when his schedule allowed.

“Bryan and I had discussed trying to figure out a way to incorporate a Quarter Midget program in our development program in the past, with Bryan even sponsoring a car for a family over the last two years, but we never found the right fit to bring it in as part of our program,” Tim Clauson explains.

Enter Garrett Andrews, who has been a part of the Clauson team for several years with CSI Shocks.

“When he started his Quarter Midget team, Bryan and Garrett started to talk about how he could be involved from a mentor perspective to share his love of the sport with not only Garrett’s drivers, but the community as a whole,” Tim Clauson says.

That fit right in with the Clauson-Marshall Racing mission.

“When we started CMR, our long term plan was to have a presence in the Quarter Midget community and getting to partner with Garrett and CSI accelerated that time frame,” Clauson explains.

“We are looking at this as an opportunity to share our experience with drivers and families who are looking for guidance as they race their way up the motorsports ladder and also as a way to identify drivers for our soon to be announced 600 and National Midget programs,” Clauson says. “Creating an environment within our teams where a driver can learn, love and respect the sport all the while spending time with their family is what we are trying to build and having Garrett and his team as the foundation for that is a perfect fit.”

Richard Marshall shares in the enthusiasm for the Racing Development program.

“Tim and I formed Clauson-Marshall Racing with Bryan’s goals in the forefront,” Marshall comments. “Since then, the Clauson-Marshall Development Program concept has grown via Tim’s relentless hard work.”

Marshall goes on to say that, “His ability to see talent in the seat is like none other I have seen. Can we find and develop another Bryan Clauson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart? That is the challenge that Tim and I embrace and want to tackle with our shared passion for this sport.”

Marshall wraps up, saying that, “Time will tell, but this is how we keep our passion and this sport alive and well, developing for the next generation.”

Garrett Andrews sees a strong future for the Clauson-Marshall Racing Development program as well.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with CMR, we know the resources and knowledge they bring will help us prepare our junior drivers for the next level,” Andrews says.

“The Clausons have been close family friends for a long time and have always had a behind-the-scenes role with our Quarter Midget program,” Andrews explains. “This new opportunity is going to allow our young drivers first-hand access to a professional race team that they can someday be a part of.”

Andrews is familiar with the challenges of Quarter Midget racing and moving on to the next levels.

“Moving on after Quarter Midgets is an intimidating step,” Andrews explains. “It is our goal to help bridge the gap and make sure drivers and family are ready for what lies ahead.”

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and Racing Development programs will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

Rousing Race Industry Week Events Clear Path For 2016 PRI Trade Show

While the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show opens for business December 8, the excitement has already begun. Amidst exhibitor setup were several conferences, seminars and special events in which participants gathered, networked, learned and prepared for three days of dedicated racing business at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Indeed, throughout the Convention Center enthusiasm headed into Day One of the 29th annual PRI Show ran high Wednesday.

“You have to create programming that reaches a broader audience,” said M1 Concourse CEO Brad Oleshansky, who offered up several tips and insights during a marketing session at the fifth annual Race Track Business Conference (RTBC), which recorded its largest-ever attendance and once again provided attendees an opportunity to hear from race industry leaders such as Chip Pankow, Paul Pfanner, and Shaun Johnson, among others, on topics including market research, risk management, track operations, sanctions, track design, and media.

“The conference offers a different perspective that we don’t get anywhere else,” said Motor City Racing Promotions President Scott Menlen. “It’s a good opportunity to get a diverse set of views, because there are speakers from all over and different areas. It was a rare chance to get this particular panel and listen in.”

RTBC speakers also found value in their participation: “It’s good to get our experiences out there, to share with the industry, because it’s an industry everyone works hard at and everyone loves,” said Shaun Johnson, executive director of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We need to see positive growth in all aspects of the business.”

Meantime, the annual Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), which began December 6, brought more than 100 engine builders, designers, engineers, manufacturers, business owners, racers and media to the Indiana Convention Center for a two-day exchange of engine technology, ideas and information.

"There’s been a real good buzz in the air, not only for AETC, but for the PRI Show in general, with great energy from the attendees," said Zane Clark, SEMA Senior Director of Education and organizer of the AETC. "What really makes AETC unique is the number of networking opportunities available, [allowing] attendees to interact with some of the leading manufacturers and some of the industry's top engine designers."

This year's sessions featured presenters from Ford Performance Motorsports, Roush Yates Engines and ECR Engines, as well as George Bryce from STAR Racing and Gale Banks from Gale Banks Engineering, among other top speakers. With topics ranging from big bore, high rpm engines to torsional vibration to engine bearing design, the conference offered attendees invaluable information and insight.

"I don’t think there’s another platform that offers attendees that kind of access to the industry leaders that AETC provides them," Clark added, noting a healthy increase in attendance over last year, and some 25 percent of conference attendees as first-timers. "To sit down and rub shoulders with somebody you’ve seen from afar and respect their business is a unique opportunity."

Added AETC attendee Benjamin Baloga, an engineer from Murrieta, California: “I’ve come to the conference approximately 15 years in a row, and if I get just one thing of it, it’s worth the show in its entirety. But I end up getting 20 or 30 or 50 different things every single time I come."

Focused on the advancement of motorsports safety, the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress attracted more than 120 medical and safety personnel from the US, Canada, and seven other countries on Wednesday. The first of the two-day event covered topics including diagnosis and management of concussions, track safety, Formula E and electric hazards in motorsports, and more.

In his presentation, “Software Systems with Crash Prediction Capabilities for Drivers and Riders,” Jarno Ziffadelli, M.E., Director at Dromo Circuit Design in Italy, discussed the safety enhancements he's designed into race tracks he's worked on, including GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina, and how to design safer track conditions for worst-case scenarios. For example, his company’s DroCAS software can correlate accident data with race circuit design.

Speaking to the value of attending the Congress - as well as presenting at the event - he cited the connections made, “but more than this, the chance to explain what is possible to do," adding that yet another benefit involves using the knowledge he has gained and using it to help racers, promoters, and the entire motorsports community.

At another end of the Convention Center, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge resumed for its march toward the National Championship, which will be decided at PRI on December 10. Some 19 teams of high school students from coast to coast are competing this week to disassemble and reassemble a small block Chevy engine in the fastest time for the right to be crowned national champs. Offering the largest prize since its start in 2008, HROT will award a total of $4.8 million in scholarships on Saturday.

“Hot Rodders is fantastic for high school students - I mean, this is a way to introduce them into the automotive trade: aftermarket, dealerships, independents; everybody gets a part of this,” said Team Edelbrock coach Jim Lafevers, who mentioned that without HROT’s scholarship money, many of his students would not have gone through automotive schooling.

Across town, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, more than 50 Show guests experienced PRI's Day At The Speedway, which included a behind-the-scenes tour of IMS - areas only open to drivers, teams and track personnel during events. After a lap around the famous oval and a stop at the Yard of Bricks, attendees visited the race track's Media Center, Pagoda and more. Lunch was included, followed by a return to the speedway for a stop at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum.

"The tour was great - it was very interesting, very historical, and intriguing to see how old the speedway is and that it's still being used," said Chris Younger of Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation, Mooresville, North Carolina. "It's different inside than what you might imagine it to be. It still has that historical feel to it.

"I loved being out on the track itself with the bricks, the finish line, and being on the podium," he added. "And going through the museum and seeing some of the old cars was pretty great, too."

This year’s edition of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show takes place December 8-10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For more information on this trade-only event, visit www.performanceracing.com.

 

 

ENGINE PRO RETURNS AS SPRINTS ON DIRT 2017 TITLE SPONSOR

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 8, 2016) - Sprints on Dirt is excited to once again partner with Engine Pro and ARP in 2017. SOD’s bold move to an unlimited winged sprint format last year was enthusiastically embraced by competitors and fans alike. The support of Engine Pro and ARP was proven to be the right decision as the results exceeded all expectations. SOD is busy putting together all the pieces for 2017 and details will be released throughout the next few months.

Scott Overlund, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Perfit Corporation / Engine Pro, has released the following statement: “We are very proud of our sponsorship with SOD and excited for the 2017 season. The excitement of sprint car racing on dirt at some of the best venues in the Midwest has created a wonderful marketing package for us and our vendor partners with a win-win-win scenario for the racers, the tracks, and the products we promote."

Engine Pro is the largest engine parts warehouse network in the USA, distributing a full line of brand name internal engine components exclusively to the wholesale market. Engine Pro inventories engine parts for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications. Engine Pro is committed to building the success of their customers by offering competitive pricing, innovative programs and knowledgeable sales representatives. It also produces Engine Pro brand engine products to provide an affordable option for race engine builders who want the highest quality and a moderate price. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.

ARP, a leader in high performance fasteners, has an extensive product line containing thousands of part numbers, and has includes virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications. ARP is a highly diversified manufacturer with five operational entities in Southern California including forging, machining, finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

Sprints On Dirt shares Engine Pro’s customer commitment by providing fans, promoters, sponsors, and racers with exciting winged dirt track sprint car racing.

Want to follow SOD? Go to www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page. For more information, email SOD at director@sprintsondirt.com or call 734.309.RACE.

 

 

RPM@INDY @ BRICKYARD GATHERS PROMOTERS

(Indianapolis, IN--December 7, 2016) As the racing industry converged on Indy, Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted short track promoters from the West, Southeast, Midwest, and Great Plains for the Fourth Annual RPM@Indy Promoters Workshop. Promoters analyzed the 2016 season, contemplated the effects of fan-streamed video, and revisited the parts confiscation as a tech deterrent, during the confab produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group and Hoosier Racing Tire.

After welcome remarks by Speedway president J. Douglas Boles and Speedway historian Donald Davidson, Mike Lysakowski, Motorsports Aspects, offered a refresher on effective PR. Attorney Don Anspaugh brought promoters up-to-date on recent court decisions that affect racing. Mike Bates, Senior Director of Safety and Security for Indianapolis Motor Speedway outlined best practices for risk assessment, and incident prevention. Car owner, engine builder, and manufacturers rep turned promoter Keith Simmons of Simmons Promotions, operator of Farley, Dubuque, and West Liberty (IA) Speedways was presented with a Workshops Achievement Award for dedication to racing promotion.

The Workshops now move to the 44th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop, February 19-21, 2017, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village. Credentials remain available for RPM@Daytona, and a session schedule will be published at RacingPromotionMonthly.Com in early January. The February Workshop will offer the same agenda as the Western Workshop.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, is published year-round with the support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The 44th Workshops Series this year is produced with a record number of supporting sponsors including: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil Products, Sunoco Race Fuels, Advertising Edge, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, FuelTix, MyRacePass, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

More information is available from RPM at 715-536-1067, or on the World Wide Web at www.racingpromotionmonthly.com.

 

 

Ragin’ Cajun Chases Chili Bowl with Clauson-Marshall Racing

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 7, 2016) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing team for next January’s Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK, continues to come together as it was announced that reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson will be among the “Dream Team” that Bryan Clauson had envisioned.

This August, “The Ragin’ Cajun” from Eunice, LA, denied Donny Schatz a sixth consecutive Knoxville Nationals crown in a dramatic finish. Schatz has already been announced as a Clauson-Marshall rep for the Chili Bowl along with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Tyler Courtney.

“I am delighted for this opportunity to be a part of the initial Clauson-Marshall Racing Chili Bowl campaign with more determination to represent Bryan Clauson in many fashions, beyond just on the racetrack,” Johnson commented.

It’s a partnership that was unknowingly triggered nearly three years ago when Stenhouse, Jr., introduced Johnson to Richard and Jennifer Marshall at the 2014 Chili Bowl.

“We subsequently dipped our toes in the water with sponsoring Jason’s ASCS Sprint Car program,” Richard Marshall explained. “I was immediately impressed with his diehard work ethic and attention to detail.”

Johnson went on to a fifth consecutive ASCS title that year including his fourth overall as a driver and the decision was made. “We agreed that the World of Outlaws was a logical next step,” Marshall says.

Johnson broke his back early in his rookie campaign, but that didn’t slow the team.

“Jason kept the team running with an even more focused, diehard attitude,” Marshall recalls. “Never ending improvement was the daily goal. I suddenly realized I was getting a front row seat to the how big races and championship wins are earned.”

Marshall watched on in elation as Johnson carry the Priority Aviation colors to victory lane at this year’s Knoxville Nationals.

“Jason’s fight back to contention as a driver/owner, building to his Knoxville Nationals win this summer was the kind of stuff that book are written about,” Marshall comments. “To say that Jason has earned a seat on BC’s Dream Team is an understatement. I am proud to call Jason a friend and even more proud to see him continue his momentum in our car.”

Team co-owner Tim Clauson has known Johnson casually for several years, but it wasn’t until this year’s Knoxville Nationals that Tim, “Got to know Jason the person as well as Jason the racer.”

Convinced by wife Diana to get out of the house on Saturday night of the Nationals, Tim agreed upon dinner with friends. But only on one condition; they had to watch the Knoxville Nationals, even if racing wasn’t really the friends’ big interest.

“As we watched driver intros, our friends made note of how one of the drivers had a BC Forever hat and had the same sponsor on the car – Priority Aviation,” Tim Clauson recalls.

That car piloted by Jason Johnson went on to the memorable win.

“After the race I called my friend and partner Richard who is also a partner in the No. 41 JJR team to wish him congrats,” Clauson says. “He immediately handed the phone to Jason, who in the middle of his biggest moment and with pure chaos going on all around him, stopped for just a minute and had one of the most heartfelt conversations with me that will stay between him and I.”

“Someone has a picture of him leaning on the trophy and him on the phone while pandemonium went on around him,” Clauson continues. “I will never be able to thank him enough for that moment, but if you see the picture, you can feel the emotion.”

Clauson goes on to say that, “Since that night, I have learned we have a lot more in common than just wanting to win races and we look so forward to having him as a part of BC’s Dream Team.”

Already an established Sprint Car ace, Johnson made his first Chili Bowl start in 2014. It was then that Stenhouse, Jr., introduced him to Richard and Jennifer Marshall, and all was set in motion.

“While carrying the Priority Aviation colors for specific ASCS races in 2014, Richard and Jennifer along with Bobbi and I shared our dream and goals where we all wanted to be in the years to come,” Johnson explains of the burgeoning relationship.

“Richard, an inspiring individual to have as a friend, started the motion to pursue our ultimate dream and proceed with stepping up to race with the World of Outlaws,” Johnson relates. “In the meantime, Jennifer was supportive of providing an opportunity for myself to join their Priority Aviation Chili Bowl venture of having a four-car team owned by Bryan Clauson for the 2015 Chili Bowl.”

The magnitude of the opportunity wasn’t lost on the Louisiana native.

“Boy, not only was this a golden opportunity, it was an opportunity of a lifetime to drive for one of the elite Midget teams,” Johnson recalls.

It also gave one champion an opportunity to get to know another champion as Johnson worked with Clauson throughout the week.

“Bryan was such a class act to provide pointers all week long along with encouraging words, even though I didn’t really set the world on fire,” Johnson says.

Johnson’s original Chili Bowl in 2014 offered up a moment that will be etched in his memory.

“Bryan won the 2014 Chili Bowl in dominating fashion, and, under the cautions, I would provide him signals we had discussed beforehand,” Johnson recalls. “After he pulled off the popular victory, he came down the backstretch pointing up at us standing in the VIP section.

“It’s a lifetime memory that will always be close to the heart!” Johnson exclaims.

It’s also a connection that has led to his inevitable position among BC’s Dream Team.

“Thank you Tim Clauson for the call to be a part of this elite team,” Johnson says in appreciation. “And thank you to Richard and Jennifer Marshall for another great Chili Bowl opportunity along with their Priority Aviation Services commitment to JJR.”

It’s yet another piece of the puzzle that will make the Clauson-Marshall Racing team a “must-see” part of next month’s Chili Bowl action at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and upcoming Chili Bowl plans will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Off 2016 with another Top Five

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (December 7, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel put the wraps on a strong 2016 season with yet another top-five finish in the recent Copper Classic finale at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on November 26.

Just one night after another near win was nixed by a cut tire, Reutzel rallied to his 33rd top-five of the year and 50th top ten in a season that included 99 overall starts.

“We had the speed we needed, it was just a really unlucky weekend,” the driver of the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car said of the ASCS Southwest “Copper Classic” double.

Reutzel battled for the lead in the Friday prelim aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“We took the lead from third and battled back and forth,” Reutzel relates.

Misfortune would soon strike.

“There’s a chunk of the wall that sticks out about four inches from the rest of it,” Reutzel explains. “I guess we hit that and cut the right rear.”

Reutzel and the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team regrouped for the Saturday, November 26, finale and set quick time in their group. “We were out too early though, so it put us pretty far back.”

Reutzel was set to start the final feature of the year in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration Sprint Car from 12th.

“They tilled the top of the track right before the feature,” Reutzel says. “It was one lane for a while and then it rubbered up.”

Reutzel still took advantage of others’ mistakes enough to work his way up to fourth by the time the checkered flag flew.

“It was a lot better finish than the way the year started,” Reutzel surmises. “And it gives us some momentum going into next year, so we’ll take it.”

2016 Quick Stats: 99 races, 8 wins, 33 top-fives, 50 top-tens.

Up Next: TBD.

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.

 

 

Motor State Becomes Exclusive Champion Micro Sprint Racing Oil Distibutor

(Indianapolis, IN / 12.07.16) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in synthetic motor oils for over 60 years, announced today during the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) in Indianapolis, that Motor State Distributing has become the exclusive wholesale distributor of Champion’s new Micro Sprint Racing Oils.

Since 1964, Motor State Distributing has led the worldwide distribution of high performance automotive components for racing, street, and off-road use. Motor State extends excellent customer service and a complete line of high quality products to speed shops, auto parts merchants, machine shops, and chassis and engine builders. https://www.motorstate.com/

Champion’s Fully Synthetic Micro Sprint Racing Oils, are “Non-Street Legal –Race Only”, and are the first purpose-built engine oils specially formulated to provide unmatched protection and performance in wet-clutch Micro Sprint engines. With a robust formulation, including specially designed wet-clutch additives, and premium synthetic base stocks, Champion Fully Synthetic Micro Sprint Racing Oils deliver track-proven, race-winning performance.

The new oils display exceptional clutch performance due to perfectly balanced friction modification and superb protection against engine and valve-train wear. They resist thickening and sludging due to oxidation additives, plus provide excellent film strength under extreme racing conditions. The product also delivers unmatched control of contamination and combustion by-products, including designed oil flow characteristics by keeping oil galleys clear.

Champion recommends its Fully Synthetic Micro Sprint Racing Oils for Micro, Lightning Non-Winged and Winged Outlaw, “A” Class, Stock Non-winged, Restricted “A” Class, Jr. Sprint, 1200CC Winged and Non-Winged sprint engines. Available in SAE 20w-50 and SAE 10w-40 viscosities.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Inaugural Season in the Books for the Two-C Racing Team!

(Bill W) December 7, 2016 – With one season under their belts, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c sprint car team are eager for their sophomore campaign. Their season was highlighted by four big wins including the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas and the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri.

The team’s first win came in May at Devil’s Bowl. “Devil’s Bowl was a really good weekend for us,” says Wayne. “It was good for us to get that first win as a team. But then we kind of went into a dry spell there.”

Wayne added a win in ASCS regional competition at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma, but struggled with the handling of his car the first half of the season. “Through most of the year, I was just struggling to find a balance with the car,” he says. “When we went back to the Maxim chassis around Nationals time is when things started going well for us.”

Wayne ran well in 410 competition in a smattering of World of Outlaws shows towards the end of the year. He locked into the B main at the Knoxville Nationals as well. “We felt really good with the 410 there towards the end of the year,” he says. “Next year, we’ll be looking to run that with the All Stars and some other places when ASCS is off.”

The season was capped by a win at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. “That was really one of the most special races that we’ve ever won, to be honest,” says Wayne. “Obviously, we were good friends with Jesse and Daniel too…so to win a race dedicated to them was definitely an honor.”

Wayne’s consistency towards the end of the season nailed down the third place spot in Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series standings. He hopes 2017 will see his second title with that series. “We’re really looking forward to next year and our sophomore season with the #2c,” he says. “It’s good to be set with our chassis and equipment. Consistency is really the key in racing, and Slip (Conner Nelson) and Bud (Johnson) will be back helping me. Pretty much all of our partners will be back with us as well.”

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Wayne’s wins in 2016 came at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals near Mesquite, Texas on March 19, with the ASCS Red River Region at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma on May 21 and a two-night sweep at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on September 23 and 24 at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

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Farrer Finally Goes 1 Better

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

After knocking on the door for the past few weeks Brenten Farrer finally broke through for is first 360ci Sprintcar All-stars main event win of the 2016/17 season as he claimed round 5 at the Heartland Raceway at Moama after a late race pass for the lead. Last weekend’s win was his second career All-stars victory and his second at the Moama venue and it came on the back of three runner-up results in his last four starts. In an added bonus for the Kilmore based racer the victory catapulted the defending series champion into the overall series lead with six rounds remaining.

“Overall we had a really good night. We timed ok better than we had been at the previous rounds. The track was a little tricky and I couldn't quite get a hold of it until feature race time” added Brenten following the feature event.

The night started off with Brenten setting the sixth fastest time in the 24-car field before finishing third and fifth in his two heat races. These results were enough to qualify the driver of the #34 Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration ART for the top six pole shuffle before ultimately being knocked out by former Australian Champion Tony Moule, therefore he started the 30 lap A-Main from position six.

“In the main we got a great start only taking 5 or so laps to pass Dan (Evans) and Chris (Soloman). Once I cleared Chris we were able to race to the back of Brayden Parr and Trigga (Gates) before the caution came out. But restart after restart Trigga was able to pull a handy lead over Parr so once I cleared the #77 I had the elbows up and set out after Trigga but he was rolling. I ran the top all feature, I had clear air and I felt really comfy up there. To win was a massive weight of my shoulders. I was stoked for the boys that put so much time and effort in to make my job easy” added Brenten in an appreciative manner.

With the All-stars taking a break Brenten will now turn his attention to the Victorian 360ci Title this weekend at Hamilton’s Western Speedway where he will be hoping to repeat his latest performance. Last Summer Brenten finished second in the State Title at the Avalon Raceway.

“Hopefully we can get it done this weekend. We have been having a good run so let’s hope that continues. I have won the Gold Cup at Hamilton before so it is a track I know well” added Brenten.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2016/17 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Remote Tree Services, Ayross racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 7, 2016) – Baer Field Motorsports Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, officials announced today that Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will headline the inaugural race on the new 1/4 mile dirt track under construction within the infield of the track's current 3/8-mile pavement oval.

The 1/4 mile track adds numerous new possibilities to the existing 3/8 mile paved oval and 1/6 mile dirt track. A small, specials-only schedule will be announced in the coming weeks for the new track.

It takes a lot of work to construct and operate a new dirt track, but owner Jim Lipkey and promoter Dave Muzzillo are up to the task. They have the background and experience of track management and operation with the existing tracks; they also have knowledge of dirt track preparation with the 1/6 mile track.

Like any other land use, governmental agencies had to approve the project. One hurdle not encountered by most new tracks, though, is Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance since Baer Field Motorsports Park borders Fort Wayne International Airport.

The race will give Northeastern Indiana race fans an opportunity to see the popular Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP series in their own area. The new Sprints On Dirt “beyond limits” format of no engine limits and no weight limits was impressive last year . Competitors and fans alike have embraced the exciting racing it has created. The top five drivers in 2016 points came from five different segments of sprint car racing the year before, showing the wide spread appeal of SOD.

For more information regarding 2017 schedules for all the tracks located at Baer Field Motorsports Park, visit the website www.baerfieldmotorpark.com and the Baer Field Motorsports Park Facebook page.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

 

 

Farr and Molly Join The Classic Party

Having achieved a career best Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic result at the 2016 edition of the storied event, the pilot of the East Coast Pipeline Q7 Cool Chassis, Robbie Farr, will return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool from January 20 to 22 for yet another tilt at Classic glory.

The hard Charging Farr, has been the long standing hired gun for ECP Racing and with long time crew chief Nick Speed is again set to toil on the wrenches, the now Gold Coast based Farr will again be one of the genuine contenders.

Having based a majority of their racing in Sydney and Toowoomba of late, the ECP Team will make their annual pilgrimage south with the support of Hi-Tec Oils, Cool Chassis, Garden City Trucks, Vermeer and East Coast Pipeline.

As the nominations continue to roll in for January’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Farr will be joined in the field by hard charging Victorian Darren Mollenoyux as the former Victorian Sprintcar Champion and multi-time Eureka Sprintcar Series Champion also throws his hat in the Classic ring.

Mollenoyux has been selective as to where the Warrnambool Crane Hire V52 has competed so far this season, however with Premier Speedway being his home track and having produced some strong performances there against all-comers in recent times, it wouldn’t surprise to see him thereabouts come Sunday’s Classic finale.

In 2016 the diminutive Mollenoyux showed all of his class as he progressed from the B-Main to an eventual 14th place finish in the A-Main.

Again for his 2017 Classic assault Mollenoyux will enjoy some fantastic local support amongst his list of sponsors including Warrnambool Crane Hire, Parr Motorsports, Truline Machinery, Cassign, MBO Financial Group and Valvoline.

Current World Series Sprintcars contracted driver Jason Pryde and South Australia’s Craig Vanderstelt are also amongst the latest batch of Classic entrants.

Pryde will as always be aboard his W14 MM Electrical, Sun City Plumbing, Miniquip, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Delta Roofing Services, Allwest Racking backed entry as he aims to improve on his 2016 result which was 5th in C-Main 2.

Mt. Barker, South Australia’s Vanderstelt is no stranger to Sungold Stadium or the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

As always the sharply turned out S2 of Vanderstelt will command respect from all-comers especially if Lady Luck happens to shine upon he and his team.

For their visit to the 45th running of the Classic Vanderstelt will make the journey East with the support of Zenith Custom Creations, Direct Fuels, Paintech, Sprint Shack and Inglis racing Engines,

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2017 45th edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Oval Express Magazine, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and GJ Gardner Homes.

Copies of the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2016 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

Brewer family purchases Brill’s Motor Speedway

Track will re-open as Red Dirt Raceway featuring non-wing sprints

By John Rittenoure, MEEKER, Okla. (December 7, 2016) - When State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City closed in 2010 it created a void in the sport that rippled throughout the state. For many the speedway was like a second home. And nothing that has come along since then has replaced those memories.
Choctaw, Oklahoma native Cody Brewer and his dad Ken Brewer hope to change that.
The Brewer’s have purchased Brill’s Motor Speedway from Mark Brill and will re-open the Meeker, Oklahoma track in March under the name of Red Dirt Raceway.
The Brill family has worked hard over the last decade to provide racers with a place to race and the Brewers look forward to continuing that mission.
Cody Brewer remembers watching his dad, Ken, race at the storied fairgrounds track. Friday nights drew racers in large numbers and crowds of 8,000 plus.
Racing has not been the same since the fairgrounds closed and the Brewers want to bring back that level of excitement at Red Dirt Raceway.
“With the fairgrounds closing down there has just been a lack of racing,” Cody Brewer said of the past years. “With Tulsa (Speedway) shutdown and no racing in Oklahoma City there is just a vacuum here for racing.
“My dad raced for 30 years and I have raced for 15 and I have seen what I think works and what I don’t like. I feel like if somebody does not step up we just might lose racing.”
Brewer wants to see fans excited to attend races again.
“Racing the way I see it (today) is a promoter putting on a show and not building the fan base,” Brewer said of the current state of racing. “What we have now are track operators that pay for everything out of the back gate. That means they are not really putting on a show. They have to run 10 different classes and they don’t pay much. They don’t do much promoting.
“If me, my wife and dad don’t step we might lose this deal. I want to try and do my best to stop that from happening.”
First on the agenda is making fan friendly improvements to the facility.
“We have some immediate structure improvements we are working on,” Brewer said. “We are looking at the bleachers on the public side. We are going to do some dirt work and adjust the track a little bit. We are going to work on the pits and improve some of the drainage. We want to get a lot more usable pit area.
“We are going to add a tailgate section in turns one and two. It is a pretty high elevation there and we will have 20 spots where you can pull a motorhome in, pull up to the fence and bring your own grill in. We are going to shorten the track a little bit to move the track away from it.
“I think that will bring back a fun family atmosphere. We want to make it fan friendly where people will want to spend Friday night out there.”
Weekly racing will move from Saturday to Friday nights.
“We will run on Friday nights starting at 7:30 April, May and June,” Brewer said. “The first race will be March 31. There won’t be any races in July or August. We will take those months off.
We are doing that because attendance drops off in July and August because it is hot and tempers flare. It gives the guys a chance to rejuvenate then come back in the fall and hit it hard again. It will give racers a chance to have a family vacation before school starts back up.”
Brewer is not new to promoting as he put on a successful midget racing event last year in Nebraska.
“I also took on promoting a USAC National midget show last year in Fairbury, Nebraska called Tuesday night Thunder,” explained Brewer. “That went really well and we are trying to expand that.
“We will come back in September and October and run every Friday night to finish out the year. We will have around 22 or 23 races through the course of the year.”
Fewer classes will run on the weekly show which will be headlined by non-wing sprint cars.
“We will run a non-wing sprint car class,” said Brewer. “We are still locking down the rules, but it will be pretty much “run-what-you-brung”. It will have a 1,500 pound weight rule and an ASCS Hoosier medium right rear tire or the racesaver right rear. That will be about the only rules.
“With a tighter track it should make for good racing whether you have a WOW motor, 2-barrel or ASCS motor. The WAR series in Missouri has done that the last couple of years and has had real good luck with that.”
Brewer would also like to get USAC involved if possible.
“I have spoke with USAC about sanctioning the non-wing class and they are all ears on that,” he said. “That would be cool to have that in Oklahoma.
“We are going to run sport mods and stock cars based off of Mark (Brill’s) existing pure stock motor rules. We will run mini stocks some and 600cc micros. That is one of the reasons we are shortening the track.”
And like the old days there will be less classes running and racing will not be a late night affair.
“There won’t ever be more then four classes running.” he said. “They all won’t be running every night. The sprint car deal is what we are going to hang our hat on, but it will be the class we drop when we run some special stuff. We will do some fireworks specials and try to get the fans involved.
“We have three 305 dates, one OCRS date and will run the POWRi midgets once and Mark’s (Sooner Series) late models three times.”
If Brewer has his way Red Dirt Raceway will be the place to go for an exciting night of racing and family entertainment.
“It is going to be a very fast paced show,”Brewer said. “My biggest thing that bugs me is the number of classes and dragging the show out. The goal is to be done by ten o’clock. It will be a two and one half hour show.”
The 2017 schedule should be released next week.
To view the schedule and learn more about Red Dirt Raceway visit the track web site at www.RedDirtRaceway.com.
Red Dirt Raceway is also on twitter at @RedDirtRaceway and Facebook.

 

 

Prentice Motorsports Group welcomes Laurel Belton as Secretary/ Treasurer for 2017 season

By Gary Thomas

Aptos, CA – December 7, 2016…Prentice Motorsports Group would like to announce that long-time racing official Laurel Belton has assumed the position of Secretary/ Treasurer for the organization going into the 2017 season.

Belton has been involved and worked with groups such as the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster and the Northern Auto Racing Club in the past. Her & husband Dan have been common sights in the pit area throughout the years around Northern California.

This coming season she will handle all PMG driver & team payout, membership & driver info, be at the track each night to answer questions that may come up, as well as handle phone calls & emails throughout the year.

“We felt that moving forward having one person in charge of these duties was in the best interest of PMG and the race teams,” said Prentice Motorsports Group President John Prentice. “We realize that we needed to improve in these areas so that’s where Laurel Belton comes in. She has been involved in the sport for a long time and is a great person to handle the payout and work with the teams at the track to answer questions during the night, as well as be the person who will answer the phone, return calls and emails.”

Schedules for Prentice Motorsports Group will be out in the coming weeks, including the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, Ocean Speedway, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos and the IMCA West Coast Modified Series.

A number of exciting things will be taking place in 2017, with all of that being firmed up in time for the official launch of schedules.

Info on all things Prentice Motorsports Group can be found at www.racepmg.com

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The top 10 in points in all four divisions at Fremont Speedway and the two FAST Championship Series were honored at the traditional end-of-season banquet Saturday, Dec. 3 in front of a packed banquet hall at the Fremont Post of the American Legion.

Honored were Fremont champions Broc Martin (Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints); Nate Dussel (Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints); Keith Sorg (Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks): and John Brooks (McCullough Industries 602 Late Models). Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series champion Byron Reed and JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series champion Paul Weaver were also honored.

Fremont Speedway and FAST Promoter Rich Farmer addressed the crowd, noting the track lost a third of the events in 2016 to weather.

“Byron Reed was still able to win more money in 2017 than in the past 10 seasons and this is without what he will take home tonight. Our 305 teams have raced for more money this season than any season before. And once again the FAST series has a record payout. I want to thank all the marketing partners and everyone who made this possible,” Farmer said.

Farmer announced Kistler Racing Products, who have been the title sponsor of the 410 FAST series since its inception in 2008, will take on a different role with the series in 2017.

“Paul Kistler and Kistler Racing Products have been a huge part of the FAST series and for the 2017 season Paul and his company will continue to be a big part of the FAST series. Join me in welcoming Susie and Bob Williams of All Pro Cylinder Heads as the official title sponsor of the All Pro Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Sprint Series,” Farmer said, noting Bob and Susie were celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary.

Farmer also announced Jon Horn and his company, JLH General Contractor, is returning as the title sponsor for the JLH FAST 305 Sprint Series.

Farmer presented the Alex Burkett Business Award to JLH General Contractor and Willies Sales and Service. He also presented Distinguished Employee awards to Christina Roepke and Brian Liskai while thanking all the employees, push truck drivers and safety crew.

“I would also like to thank Jane and Randy Mapus as well as the others who volunteer in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. It’s hard to believe we will be inducting our 100th person into the hall of fame this season,” Farmer noted.

Mapus then announced the 2017 Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction class. Drivers to be inducted are Jeff Hoffman, Bobby Knoll, Gary Willey and Jack Kraylek; Pioneer inductees Kenny and Jerry Nemire; car owners Lamar Burkin and Ron McComas; builder/mechanics Mike Beechler, Doug Ford and Ken “Red” Root; and supporter/lifetime contributors Ken Smith and Eric Phillips.

As for what to look forward to in 2017, Farmer said Fremont Speedway will once again be a leader in developing a schedule that incorporates fun events for the race teams and fans. He said the FAST 410 sprint series will once again take part in the “North verses South” battle with the Ohio Sprint Car Series and will make their first trip to Waynesfield Raceway as part of the Bob Reynolds Memorial event. Farmer also pointed out the FAST 305 series will return to Limaland Motorsports Park, Waynesfield and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017.

“The FAST 410 series will have at least four $5,000 to win events and the 305s will have at least six events paying $1,000 to the winner,” Farmer said.

“I want to thank John (Bores) and Rex (LeJeune) at Attica Raceway Park for their cooperation and support of the FAST series,” he added.

Here’s a look at the Fremont Speedway 2016 top 10 in points in 2016:

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints

Champion – Broc Martin, Wooster, Ohio

Martin earned his first ever Fremont Speedway track championship by competing in 10 of the 15 A-mains (3 of those 15 were the non-wing BOSS shows). He recorded 7 top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs. He scored his second career Fremont win on May 21st and added a runner-up and a pair of third place finishes. In fact Martin didn’t finish worse than seventh through Sept. 16th. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2nd – Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio

Lay competed in 11 of the 15 A-mains in 2016 (3 of those were the non-wing BOSS shows). He recorded 8 top 10 finishes and four top five runs including wins on Sept. 10 and Oct. 1 to push his career total to four at Fremont Speedway. Lay’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

3rd – Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio.

A six time Fremont champion, Reed competed in 10 of the 15 A-mains in 2016 (3 of the 15 were BOSS shows). He racked up eight top five finishes and recorded five wins (April 23, May 28, June 25, Aug. 6 and Sept. 16) to run his career total to 32 putting him in a three-way tie for 13th on the track’s all-time win list. Reed’s average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third.

4th – Stuart Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Ohio

Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 sprint champion competed in 11 A-mains in 2016. Brubaker recorded 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on July 9. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Tyler Gunn, Napoleon, Ohio

Gunn competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2016. He recorded six top 10 finishes with a season-best second on Aug. 6. Gunn’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6th – Duane Zablocki, Tiffin, Ohio

Zablocki competed in 10 of the 15 A-mains in 2016 (3 of the 15 were BOSS events). He posted three top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on Sept. 10th. Zablocki’s average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7th – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio

Fremont’s 2014 dirt truck champion and a former 410 rookie of the year competed in 10 of the 15 A-mains in 2016 (3 of the 15 were BOSS events). He recorded three top 10 finishes including a season-best third on Oct. 1st. Valenti’s average A-main finishing position was 14th.

8th – Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio

Fremont’s 1996 305 champion and 1992 Fun Cars champion competed in 8 of the 15 A-mains in 2016. Keegan recorded five top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up on Sept. 10th. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

9th – Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio

The 2016 SOD champion and the 2004 Fremont 305 champion competed in 9 of the 15 A-mains in 2016. Smith posted 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10th – Jess Stiger, Nevada, Ohio

Stiger, Fremont’s 2016 rookie of the year, competed in six of the 15 A-mains in 2016. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 15th.

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints

Champion – Nate Dussel, Bradner, Ohio

Dussel, a two time 305 FAST champion, claimed his first Fremont Speedway track champion. He competed in all 14 A-mains in 2016, never finishing out of the top 10. He recorded 12 top five finishes including 4 wins (May 7, June 3, July 9 and Aug. 10) to run his career total to 21 at the track, placing him in a tie for 28th on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list. Besides his wins, Dussel also recorded three runner-up finishes and three third place runs and never finished out of the top three in the last six races. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third.

2nd – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio

Weaver, the Fremont 2005 and 2006 305 sprint champion, competed in all 14 A-mains in 2016 and finished in the top 10 in all but one event, a 12th place finish. He recorded 11 top five finishes including the last seven events. Weaver notched five wins at Fremont (May 28, May 29, Aug. 6, Aug. 23 and Oct. 1) to push his career total to 41 moving him into ninth on the track’s all-time win list. He also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes on route to an average feature finishing position of fourth.

3rd – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio

Rando competed in all 14 A-mains at Fremont in 2016, recording 11 top 10 finishes and six top five runs. He picked up Fremont Speedway career win #9 on June 25 and also recorded a runner-up finish and a pair of third place performances. Rando’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

4th – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio

Miller competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2016, missing only the May 28th event. He racked up eight top 10 finishes and five top five runs. Miller scored his 12 career Fremont win on opening night and added a pair of runner-up finishes. Miller’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Dustin Dinan, Fremont, Ohio

Dinan competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2016, missing the final two events. He posted 7 top 10 finishes and three top fives including a season-best fourth on Aug. 23. Dinan’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6th – Alvin Roepke, Elmore, Ohio

Roepke competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2016, missing only the fair race. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes and four top five runs. He earned his sixth career Fremont win on June 3 and also racked up a pair of second place runs. Roepke’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

7th – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio

Fremont’s 2001, 2002 and 2004 410 track champion, 1994 and 2013 305 sprint champion and 2013 dirt truck champ, Ivy competed in all 14 A-mains in 2016. He posted 10 top 10 finishes and five top five runs. Ivy picked up wins on April 23 and Sept. 16 to run his career total at Fremont to 52, putting him sixth on the track’s all-time win list. Ivy’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

8th – Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio

Schneider competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the final event of 2016. He scored four top 10 finishes including a season-best third on April 23rd. Schneider’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

9th- Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio

Keckler competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only opening night. He racked up eight top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on the final night. Keckler’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

10th – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio

Fremont’s 2016 305 sprint rookie of the year competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2016. He posted seven top 10 finishes including a season-best second on Aug. 10. Foos’ average A-main finishing position was ninth.

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Champion: Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio

Sorg wrapped up his best career season with his first ever Fremont Speedway championship. He competed in all 10 A-mains in 2016, scoring his first ever win on April 23 followed by two more victories (May 7 and Aug. 6). He recorded six top five finishes and 10 top tens. Sorg’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

2nd – Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio

McCaughey competed in all 10 A-mains in 2016, recording six top five finishes including a pair of runner-up performances and three third place runs. He posted 9 top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3rd – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio

Fremont’s 2014 dirt truck track champion and former 410 rookie of the year, Valenti competed in 9 of the 10 A-mains in 2016, missing only the May 7 event. He scored seven wins out of the 10 races in 2016 – including five in a row from May 21 through July 9 - running his career total at the track to 32 and moving him into a tie for 13th on the all-time win list. Valenti’s average A-main finishing position was second.

4th – Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio

Keegan competed in all 10 A-mains in 2016, recording five top five finishes including a season-best second on Sept. 10. He also posted 9 top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

5th – Jeff Ward, Sandusky, Ohio

Ward competed in all 10 A-mains in 2016, posting seven top 10 finishes and six top fives including a season-best runner-up on opening night. Ward’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

6th – Brad Stuckey, Tiffin, Ohio

Stuckey had a break-out year, competing in all 10 A-mains. He posted seven top 10 finishes and four top four finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7th – Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio

The 2016 rookie of the year, Holcomb competed in all 10 of the A-mains racking up eight top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

8th – Dana Fry, Fremont, Ohio

Fry competed in nine of the 10 A-mains in 2016, missing only opening night. He posted seven top 10 finishes and five top five runs including a season-best third on June 11. Fry’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

9th – Kent Brewer, Fostoria, Ohio

The defending Fremont Speedway dirt truck champion competed in nine of the 10 A-mains in 2016, missing only opening night. He recorded eight top 10 finishes and seven top five run. He posted six runner-up finishes. Brewer’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

10th – Gene Potridge, Gibsonburg, Ohio

Potridge competed in nine of the 10 A-mains in 2016, missing only opening night. He scored six top 10 finishes including a seas-best pair of eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

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Champion – John Brooks, Wayne, Ohio

Brooks competed in all 11 A-mains in 2016. Brooks scored 3 wins – April 16, June 3 and June 11 – to run his career total to 5 at Fremont Speedway. Brooks scored nine top fives on route to an average A-main finishing position of fourth.

2nd – Matt Shipley, Weston, Ohio

Shipley competed in all 11 A-mains in 2016, never finishing worse than 10th to finish just 3 points from the championship. He recorded nine top five finishes including a pair of runner-up finishes and five third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

3rd – Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Ohio

Fitch competed in all 11 A-mains in 2016, recording nine top 10 finishes and seven top five runs. He scored three wins – April2 3, May 29 and July 9 – to run his career total to six at Fremont Speedway. Fitch’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

4th – Steve Sabo, Fremont, Ohio

Sabo, Fremont’s 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2010 dirt truck champion, competed in all 11 A-mains this season. He never finished worse than ninth and posted five top five finishes. Sabo’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

5th – Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio

Keegan competed in all 11 A-mains in 2016, scoring 10 top 10 finishes and five top five finishes including a season-best second on June 3. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

6th – Ky Harper, Delta, Ohio

Harper competed in 10 of the A-mains in 2016, missing only opening night. He posted seven top five finishes including four wins – May 7, May 21, June 25 and Aug. 6 – to run his career total to nine at Fremont Speedway. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

7th – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio

Miller competed in all 11 A-mains in 2016, posting seven top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of runner up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

8th – Tim Sabo, Toledo, Ohio

Sabo, an inductee into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame and the track’s 1978 six cylinder champion, competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains, missing only the July 3 event. He posted nine top 10 finishes and seven top five runs. He picked up his 27th career Fremont win on Sept. 16 and now sits 18th on the track’s all-time win list. Sabo’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

9th – Jeff Hites, Tiffin, Ohio

Hites competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains, missing only the season-ending event. He posted nine top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on April 23. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

10th – Kyle Dukeshire, Fremont, Ohio

Fremont’s 2016 Rookie of the year competed in 9 of the 11 A-mains, posting five top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on April 23. Dukeshire’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

Here’s a look at the top 10 in points for the FAST 410 Sprints:

Champion – Byron Reed

Reed wrapped up his third FAST title by winning seven of the 12 series events. He pointed 10 top fives in those 12 events.

2nd – Craig Mintz

Mintz, a two-time FAST champion, scored a pair of FAST wins in 2016 and recorded seven top fives and nine top 10s in series competition.

3rd – Broc Martin

Martin posted seven top five runs in the 12 FAST events.

4th – Brian Lay

Lay earned a top five and seven top 10 finishes in the 12 FAST races.

5th – Stuart Brubaker

Brubaker scored a top five and five top 10 runs in FAST events.

6th – Chris Andrews

Andrews competed in 11 of the 12 FAST events, earning a win, four top five finishes and five top 10 finishes.

7th – Tyler Gunn

Gunn battled in all 12 FAST features, earning five top 10 finishes.

8th – Duane Zablocki

Zablocki competed in all 12 FAST events, recording one top 10 finish.

9th – DJ Foos

Foos competed in 11 of the 12 FAST events, recording a pair of top five runs and five top 10 finishes.

10th – Jody Keegan

Keegan competed in 11 of the 12 FAST events, recording a pair of top five finishes and four top 10 finishes.

Rookie of the Year – Jess Stiger. Stiger finished 12th in FAST points.

Here’s a look at the FAST 305 Series top 10 in points:

Champion – Paul Weaver

Weaver, who was the top ranked 305 sprint driver in the country in 2016, competed in all 11 FAST events, scoring three wins, eight top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs.

2nd – Nate Dussel

Dussel, a two-time FAST champion, posted seven top five finishes and nine top 10 runs in the 11 FAST events.

3rd – Dan McCarron

McCarron posted four top five finishes and eight top 10 runs in the 11 FAST A-mains.

4th – Alvin Roepke

Roepke earned a win, four top five finishes and seven top 10 runs in FAST events.

5th – Steve Rando

Rando had a pair of top five finishes and seven top 10 runs in FAST events.

6th – John Ivy

Ivy posted two FAST wins and had five top 10 finishes in FAST competition in 2016.

7th – Jason Keckler

Keckler earned a pair of top five finishes and five top 10 runs in the 11 FAST A-mains.

8th – Ricky Peterson

Peterson had a top five finish and five top 10 runs in the 11 FAST A-mains.

9th – Dustin Dinan

Dinan posted four top fives and five top 10 runs in FAST events

10th – Kyle Capodice

Capodice had three top five runs and five top 10 finishes in FAST events

Rookie of the year – Matt Foos. Foos finished 12th in the FAST points and posted a win along with a pair of top five finishes and three top 10 runs.

For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information on FAST go to www.fastondirt.com

 

 

JUSTIN GRANT AND SAM McGHEE MOTORSPORTS JOIN FORCES FOR RUN AT 2017 USAC SPRINT TITLE

Sam McGhee Motorsports is proud to announce that Ione, California’s Justin Grant will take the wheel of the team’s No. 11 full-time during the 2017 racing season, which includes a run at the entire USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship schedule.

“We partnered with Justin midway through August of 2016 and had outstanding success during the months that followed,” team owner Sam McGhee said. “Justin picked up SMM’s very first USAC National Car win during the ‘4-Crown Nationals’ at Eldora speedway, which we are very excited to build off as we aim for a series championship during the 2017 season.”

For 2017, the car will have a slightly new look as the team switches over from No. 17 to No. 11, which was Sam’s number when he raced in USAC’s Ford Focus Midget series from 2011-2013. In fact, Sam, now 17 years old, scored seven feature victories en route to the USAC Ford Focus Young Gun Midget series championship in 2011.

In the six USAC National Sprint Car starts Grant made with SMM in 2016, the team never once finished outside the top-8. Four of those finishes resulted in top-five finishes. In local Indiana sprint car competition, Grant took wins at Bloomington in his first ever start for SMM as well as the final sprint car race of 2016 in the state of Indiana at the “Kokomo Klash.”

The 26-year-old Grant owns four career USAC National Sprint Car victories and is the 2010 series “Rookie of the Year.”

“Racing for Sam the latter part of 2016 was a great opportunity for me to build my confidence again,” Grant said. “Sam gives me a great racecar to drive night-in and night-out and I couldn’t be happier having the chance to race the full 2017 schedule for him and the McGhee family.”

The car will be sponsored by Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Mike McGhee & Associates, Indy Race Parts and utilizing a Maxim Chassis with Foxco power.

 

 

Bacon-Marshall Motorsports Lifts Off in 2017!!

(Bill W) December 6, 2016 – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon is ready for a new venture in 2017. He is partnering with Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation to form Bacon/Marshall Motorsports. The team will be running a large winged sprint car schedule next season. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion will also be running the Frank Manafort Racing #76m midget and the Paul Martens #48 in USAC Silver Crown events in 2017.

Brady is hoping to expand on the success he had with his own wing car last season. “Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation is becoming a part of the team and we’ll create Bacon/Marshall Motorsports,” he says. “We’re going to run about fifty wing races. We’ll run with the World of Outlaws as much as we can, but we’ll be picking and choosing where we race.”

The biggest 410 events will be on the schedule. “We’re going to try and run all the major 410 events,” says Brady. “We’ll be at the Knoxville Nationals, the King’s Royal and the Williams Grove National Open. We’ll try to hit all the big races.”

Brady scored five top tens with the World of Outlaws last year, including a second place finish at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. He also finished second in the Badlands Motor Speedway Gold Cup event, and won with the MOWA series at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. “I felt this past year, running 30-35 races…we had the equipment that was fast enough to compete,” he says. “We just didn’t race enough to capitalize on that and stay sharp. I felt it was time to take the next step. I felt we were competitive.”

Enter Richard Marshall and Priority Aviation. “We just need to race a little more and fortunately, Richard decided to get involved with that,” says Brady. “I think with our combined resources, we can put together one of the best teams in the country in the near future.”

Richard is just as excited. “Please don’t tell my wife I am starting another race team, she will kill me……Seriously though, Bryan Clauson introduced us to Brady and Xia Xianna a few years ago,” he says. “Jennifer and I always considered a friend of Bryan’s to be a friend of ours. We enjoyed getting to know Brady as a racer and a family man and quickly became fans. Since travelling the WoO circuit as a teenager with my Uncle’s team and my Cousin Bobby Marshall driving, I acquired a keen appreciation for how challenging it is to “boot-strap” a team and be competitive against the best in the business. As we all know, that is hugely magnified with today’s technology and race budgets. With that, Jennifer and I are proud to partner with Brady, and see another driver-owner get a chance to continue pursuing his dream”.

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Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon

Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

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

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Dub Publications & Media Announces Official Launch on Eve of PRI Show

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Dub Publications & Media recently launched its own driver and race team centered marketing and public relations website. Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, DPM, as it’s being referred to, is owned and operated by Whitney Thomas.

Bringing a fresh outlook to the racing industry’s marketing and public relations opportunities, DPM aims to be an “anti-copy and paste” company, where originality is priority. “When doing research on what services to provide, most people voiced that their current PR wasn’t tailored enough to their personal style, and I want to change that. I think that’s what will set us apart from other companies,” said Mrs. Thomas.

DPM will offer personalized, professional marketing and promotional services such as press releases, web design and maintenance, social media campaigns, merchandise coordination, live race updates, sponsorship proposals, email campaigns, sponsor liaison, consulting, and more.

With various clients already on board, and several more pending, Whitney is beyond thrilled to get ready for the 2017 race season. When asked why she wanted to start this company Whitney responded, “I’ve already been doing most of these things on a freelance basis for other people and finally decided it was time to legitimize my vision. I really saw a need for affordable, skilled marketing efforts, and stepped out on faith that we will be able to accomplish the goals we have set for DPM.”

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

DUB PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA – Dub Publications & Media concentrates on personalized marketing tools combined with social networking and well-versed commentary to create unique and engaging material to suit your needs. DPM is geared toward but not limited to motorsports drivers, race teams, series, events, and affiliates. We offer something for everyone.

For more information on becoming a DPM customer visit www.dubpubmedi.com, by email at Whitney@dubpubmedia.com, or by phone at 901-237-5652.

 

 

Dave Darland  "2017 Announcement"

It gives us great honor to announce that in 2017 USAC's All-Time National Sprint Car Feature Winner (59) "The People's Champ" Dave Darland will be back in the seat of the Steve (Snickers) & Carla Phillips Motorsports #71p Non-Wing Sprint Car. After an amazing 2013, 2014 & 2015 Campaign together that included 17 USAC Wins (3 Straight Kokomo Smackdown Titles, Budweiser Oval Nationals Title, Larry Rice Classic, & a Tony Hulman Classic Win) Just to list a few that we have decided to once again put this lethal duo back together for another run at a USAC National Sprint Car Championship in 2017. We can't thank Jeff Walker and the Jeff's Jam-It-In Storage/Curb Records #11 team enough for a great 2016 season and we sincerely appreciate all the hard work and dedication from all the sponsors, crew members & supporters on the #11 enough. Thank You!

As of now, we are still finalizing some deals and sponsors to get the #71p back on the road to chase that much deserved Sprint Car Championship for Steve & Carla as well as everyone that has supported them thru the years. As always it takes a ton of help and support from a lot of people so if your looking to join a Winning, Respected & extremely appreciative team to help in 2017 we would greatly appreciate all the help and support we could get. Please message us or Carla on her facebook page to discuss any team information.

We can't tell you how excited we are to be once again associated with everyone involved with Phillips Motorsports! Steve & Carla are such hard working, dedicated and wonderful friends and we can't wait to continue the success in the future as we had together back in 13, 14 & 15. THANK YOU all for your sacrifices and dedication to DDR throughout the years. We have THE best fans in the entire world and we truly mean that. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't still be here today chasing our dreams. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! We'll see everyone in Florida "back in black" in 2017! From our family to yours we hope you have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Season with your family and friends. See YOU at the races!

On behalf of everyone at Dave Darland Racing🏁 (Dave, Brenda, Trenton, Tristiny, Destiny, Treyce, Brycen & Maxwell Darland)

 

 

Brent Marks will join World of Outlaws in 2017 Will compete for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award aboard his familiar No. 19M

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (December 6, 2016) - Since launching his open wheel career in 2009, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks has entertained the idea of hitting the road full-time; joining the world’s most elite sprint car competitors for a full-out campaign across much of the United States. That longing will soon become a reality as the Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native prepares to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series for the 2017 season.

Brent Marks Racing, joined by mechanics Kevin Osmolski and Jesse Lentz, will chase Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors during their inaugural campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. In addition, Marks hopes to represent his Central Pennsylvania fanbase, as well as his partners and supporters, at the highest level, ultimately earning a first-ever main event victory with the “Greatest Show On Dirt.”

“I am very excited for my rookie season and having the privilege to compete for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2017. It would be a huge honor to win that award,” Marks said. “It will be a huge honor to compete with the World of Outlaws and race with them for wins and a championship. I can't thank everyone enough, past and present, who has helped me get this far. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to this position without them.”

The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule will begin with DIRTcar Nationals competition at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on February 17-19. The season will continue with a trip through the south to the West Coast for a multi-week stand throughout areas of California. Full-time travelers will actually return to the Pacific Coast during a later segment of the season, but not before racing throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast during the heart of the summer. Marks’ first, full season with the World of Outlaws, a trek engulfed with nearly 100 events throughout a time period of almost ten months, will conclude officially with an early November visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Joining the World of Outlaws tour has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Brent Marks explained. “I have worked very hard, especially during the last seven seasons, to get myself in a position to one day become a full-time race car driver. I've jumped over some big hurdles and I am very proud that I have been able to put together sponsors and a team that will support me on the World of Outlaws tour.”

Brent Marks Racing, partnered with M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, and KC Automotive for the 2017 season, will spend all of December and January making final preparations for their World of Outlaws rookie campaign. Additional news and updates will be posted in the near future.

“We have a lot to prepare for, but we are more than excited to get the year started.”

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

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

Recent Highlights: N/A

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

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

 

COURTNEY LOOKING FOR A STRONG RUN AS INTERNATIONAL SEASON APPROACHES

Official release: Global Racing December 7, 2016

Courtney travelled to the southern NSW town of Moama for the Australian All Stars Sprintcar Series last Saturday night and despite coming away with a non-finish, a tonne of experience was had along with plenty of enjoyment.

Sadly, whilst running tenth, Courtney struck engine dramas and had to pull infield just four laps from home. It was a shame to not finish but Courtney still took plenty of positives from the weekend road trip.

“It was great to get the experience on another track and to try different set ups as we head into the busy time of the season,” she said.

“It was our last trip away till probably the Warrnambool Classic weekend as we will now focus on running in Sydney and putting in good performances. We have done plenty of miles to open the season, had some good times and met some incredible fans. It’s been great. Now it is time to focus on the international season in Sydney with some big names coming to race. It is an incredibly busy time for teams and fans and I don’t think anyone would want it any other way!”

Courtney’s first appointment is this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. A big car count is expected for the George Tatnell Challenge – a race to remember one of the most flamboyant competitors in the sport of Speedway. After this weekend, the team will take a well-earned week off before hitting Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night against some of America’s best stars. A more detailed Christmas/New Year schedule will be released in the next week or two, so make sure you stay connected via the Courtney O’hehir Racing Facebook page.

A reminder that it isn’t too late to get your hands on some Courtney O’hehir merchandise. It would serve as an awesome Christmas present. Make sure you check it out at the track on Saturday night or online.

We are also excited to announce that a new website will be in development shortly. More news on that soon!

Courtney O’hehir Racing would like to thank the following for their wonderful support in season 2016/17: Global Utility Constructions Dial Before You Dig JoCo’s Hair Design Punch Love Base Course Management GP Racewear Leasecorp Finance Thermal Installations Total Transport Solutions ACC Plus 1 Group Controlled Contracting

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RULES & REGISTRATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17

by Tommy Goudge (December 6, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Saturday, December 17 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena located at 3201 Second Line in Hagersville, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway officials do not anticipate any major rule changes for 2017, but teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this optional rules discussion.

Grandstand Season Passes, Pit Memberships, and Season Pit Passes for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings, and make great Christmas gifts for the racer or fan in your family - All prices will stay the same as 2016!

The $60 early bird membership price is available until May 12, 2017. Memberships are payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803 (found under found under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Mini Stocks & Bombers Meeting 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Thunder Stocks Meeting 3:00pm to 4:00pm – 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars Meeting

Schedules and other plans for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2017 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year. Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 22nd season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

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

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

 

 

Destiny Motorsports Names Shane Bowers Crew Chief

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing the offseason theme of making changes after a forgettable 2016 season, Destiny Motorsports is extremely excited to announce the team has named Shane Bowers as their new Crew Chief.

“I am extremely excited everything worked out and we were able to hire a good friend of mine in Shane Bowers,” Paul McMahan said. “We were able to work together at CJB Motorsports, and he is a guy that I have developed a nice friendship with, and I think he will help this team tremendously.”

With years of World of Outlaws experience under his belt, Bowers comes to Destiny Motorsports after two very successful seasons of running a ‘true outlaw’ schedule with Matt Wood Racing. Prior to his stint at MWR, Bowers worked with Paul McMahan at CJB Motorsports.

“We started to make some changes toward the end of last season, and Shane was a guy that Paul stated he would love to work with again if the opportunity presented itself,” car owner Rick Rogers said. “Things worked out, and we are all very excited to see what we can do in 2017.”

With the addition of Bowers, car chief Tyler Rhey will once again be back with the Destiny Motorsports team this upcoming season. Filling out the team will be another new addition to the crew, and that is Ben Kruse. Kruse will make his first adventure on the World of Outlaws trail after working with Bill Balog the last few seasons.

“I am thankful, and excited for this opportunity,” Shane Bowers said. “Paul McMahan and I have a great relationship and I am happy we get to work together again. I also have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for having faith in me to do this job.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Rick Rogers Construction, Boss Signs and Graphics, PPM Titanium Products, FK Rod Ends, KSE Racing Products, HRP, ButlerBuilt, Speedway Engines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Willwood Brakes, Champion Oil, Petersen Media, My Race Passs, Classic Ink, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: the 2017 season will kick off in January when Paul McMahan pilots the Destiny Motorsports midget at the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

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Johnson Earns Five Wins and Many Big Moments During 2016 Season

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2016) - The 2016 season was a special year for Chase Johnson, who scored five feature victories during a campaign that focused on consistency.

"I felt like we were a contender at every race no matter what car I was driving or who I was driving for," he said. "I want to thank all of the sponsors, car owners and fans for supporting me. We had great success with every team. While we didn't get a win in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car, we showed great improvement and had some strong performances."

Johnson posted a pair of podium finishes - including his first with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series - and four top fives while driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas at select 410ci winged sprint car events in the West. The team also ventured to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Knoxville Nationals for the first time. Additionally, Johnson set a new track record at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during a King of the West event.

"Shawn and Cyndi gave me a great opportunity and I'm so grateful for their support," he said. "We made major improvements from 2015 to 2016 and I'm really excited to see how the progression will continue."

Three of Johnson's wins came in an outlaw kart for McClish Motorsports while the other two triumphs were in his family owned 360ci winged sprint car.

The two biggest moments of the season were the sprint car victories, which both came at Petaluma Speedway. The first was on May 14 when Johnson passed veteran Andy Forsberg for the lead coming to the white flag.

"That was our first win since the accident in 2013," Johnson said. "That was huge to get that win and have the feeling of going to Victory Lane again. It was a special moment for me and my family and it was certainly a step in the right direction."

Johnson returned to the Winner's Circle approximately five months later when he claimed his first career Adobe Cup.

"We led flag to flag, but it was a tough race," he said. "There were a ton of talented drivers there and the track conditions were tricky so we were on our toes until the checkered flag was waved. That was awesome to win such a big event and to back up our win earlier in the season.

"We had a great year. We were able to win some races and have some special moments. It feels good to be heading in the right direction. I can't wait for the 2017 season to get here."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"We've been partnered together for the last few years and it's great to have their continued support," Johnson said. "All that they do really helps out and we couldn't do what we do without them. Make sure to check out their website and give them a call today. They have great products at great prices. Everyone at PitStopUSA is great and I couldn't be happier to represent such an amazing company."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser plans finalized Will broadcast Chili Bowl during festivities

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (December 6, 2016) - The Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser will take shape on Saturday evening, January 14, at the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall near Harrisburg from 6 pm to 11 pm. Those interested in attending can purchase advanced tickets through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh for $20. Each ticket will gain access to the fundraiser, complete with dinner, drinks, door prizes, raffles, and live entertainment, as well as act as a $10 voucher toward Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

Also on tap during the annual fundraiser will be the unveiling of the 2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing sprint car. New BZR merchandise will also debut during the weekend of the event, but will only be available to those who attend. On a special note, the Chili Bowl’s Saturday night finale will also be broadcast during the Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser.

“This is a perfect way for our team to celebrate the new year. We have an amazing fanbase and sponsor group who show their support each and every year. Our annual fundraiser is a perfect way to give back to our fans, as well as spend some extra time with those close to our team,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “It has been a success every year, so we’re excited to have everyone join us again and celebrate 2017.”

Brock Zearfoss completed a career year in 2016; earning two main event victories while also capping off a track championship chase second in the final standings. Zearfoss earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway; each career firsts.

“We had a great year in 2016. There are a lot of people who helped make that happen. Our goal is to come out of the trailer even more prepared than last year. We want to keep things going in the right direction,” Zearfoss said. “It’s going to be a fun year.”

Those seeking tickets should visit the official Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser page Here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

ANDY JANKOWIAK LANDS TOP TQ MIDGET RIDE FOR INDOOR AUTO RACING THIS WEEKEND IN TRENTON

TRENTON, NJ December 6, 2016 . . . Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, NY has obtained a Three Quarter (TQ) Midget ride for the Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP season opener this weekend at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ.

Jankowiak, the 2014 winner of the Battle of Trenton, is in the process of building his own TQ Midget for the series, but it won’t be finished for the opener. On Monday, he landed the ride in the potent Ken Sebring owned No. 21 which Bobby Holmes drove last season.

Holmes, a police officer by trade, was recently hired by his hometown of Lockport, NY. Holmes is slated to be sworn into the job on Thursday and begin his first duty on Friday.

Sebring, who worked on the Rick Kluth Modified that Jankowiak drove this past season, didn’t have to look far to find a replacement driver. After a phone call was placed, Jankowiak quick agreed and they’ll be on track Friday in Trenton, the first of the two day program.

With Jankowiak in the field, it sets up an interesting rivalry between himself and his former ride, the Trey Hoddick No. 49 which will be driven this season by Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn. The driver known simply as “TC” has abandoned his own No. 13 this year to drive for Hoddick despite winning a series high 8 times in his own design chassis in which he partnered with long-time friend Donny Preece.

While Sebring’s deal with Jankowiak is just for Trenton, it’s unlikely that Holmes will also be able to get a free weekend from his new job when Round Two and Three of the series is held at Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center over New Year’s Eve weekend. Should Holmes not be able to get off work and Jankowiak’s new design car not yet be completed its likely Sebring again would look to Jankowiak to fill the seat.

The Friday night race program in Trenton, begins at 7:30 PM with 50-60 TQ Midgets split into three 20-lap Qualifier races. A complete program of heat races and feature events for the Champ Karts is also on the schedule.

On Saturday the "Battle Of Trenton" 40 lap feature event will be held after a series of qualifying events for the TQ Midgets. The always popular and wild Slingshots will also be part of this program sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Oliver Communications in Bordentown, N.J. and Pete & Elda’s Bar in Neptune City. N.J.

Tickets for Saturday's races are available starting at $22 for adults and $7 for children. Fan Fest will be held inside the speedway one hour prior to the 7 PM starting time. The entire field of race cars competing on Saturday will be on display during Fan Fest and drivers will be available for free autographs and photos by their cars.

Fans can avoid on-line ticketing fees by stopping by the Sun Center box office.

For more information on the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series visit www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Scelzi Pumped for First Trip to Race in Australia for Wormall Motorsport

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi has an opportunity of a lifetime in front of him.

Scelzi is leaving this week to race a 410ci winged sprint car in Australia approximately 16 times for Wormall Motorsport this December and January.

"It's a dream come true to be able to race in Australia, especially for such a great team," he said. "I want to thank the Wormall Family, Wormall Motorsport and Wormall Civil for the amazing opportunity. I will learn a lot seeing new places and racing new drivers."

Scelzi's first race will be this Saturday at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia. He will also compete in the USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek and other select races before ending at the famed 45th annual Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic on Jan. 20-22.

"I think my goal is to make every show and come away with top fives and top 10s," he said. "The No. 1 goal is to win races. That's the highest goal, to come home with a trophy."

Scelzi scored one feature victory during the 2016 season in the United States, where he has captured at least one win during four of his five seasons racing a winged sprint car.

Scelzi will also be in familiar company throughout his trip as his younger brother, Giovanni, will crew for the team and Brian Brown will be a teammate.

"I'm excited to have Giovanni there throughout the trip helping set the car up," Dominic Scelzi said. "I'm glad I can share this opportunity with my brother. It will also be great to be teammates with Brian Brown, who is one of the most accomplished drivers in the sport."

SEASON STATS -

73 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 43 top 20s

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 - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

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

 

 

STSS and NSA Partner to Create Northwest Challenge Series in 2017

In a show of unity to grow winged sprint car racing in the Pacific Northwest and Central Montana, the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series has partnered with the Montana and Western Canada-based North-American Speed Association to create a special 11-race Northwest Challenge Series for teams in the Pacific Northwest, Central Montana and Western Canada.

The series will be comprised of select events from both STSS and NSA tours. Both series will have additional races outside of the Northwest Challenge Series as well.

"This will give the teams from Washington, Oregon, Montana and Edmonton (Canada) a chance to compete against the best of the best in the Northwest," STSS Owner Steve Beitler said. "The fans will also get to see the elite teams from different areas compete at their home tracks."

The circuit will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win and $300 to start all events with the Summer Nationals (July 28-29) at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., paying $1,500 on the preliminary night and $10,000 to win on the final night. A points fund will also be established for the 11-race series.

"I am happy to have these two great series racing together for our fans and teams," NSA Owner Mike Quigley said. "This will give all the teams more opportunities to race for increased purses and against tougher competition."

The circuit will kick off June 16-17 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., before returning to Montana the following month for races on July 14 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls and July 15 at Billings Motorsports Park.

The series visits Canada on July 21-22 during the renowned Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, before shifting to Drayton Valley Speedway in Drayton Valley, Alberta, on July 23.

Skagit Speedway will host a Northwest Challenge doubleheader on July 28-29 during its famed Summer Nationals before the series will conclude on Sept. 22-23 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash.

Northwest Challenge Series Schedule:

June 16-17 Billings Motorsports Park Billings, Mont. NSA / NCS

July 14 Electric City Speedway Great Falls, Mont. NSA / NCS

July 15 Billings Motorsports Park Billings, Mont. NSA / NCS

July 21-22 Castrol Raceway Edmonton, Alberta, Canada NSA / NCS

July 23 Drayton Valley Speedway Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada NSA / NCS

July 28-29 Skagit Speedway Alger, Wash. STSS / NCS

Sept 22-23 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima, Wash. STSS / NCS

 

 

Tickets on Sale for World of Outlaws Return to Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota on June 29

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — December 5, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota in 2017 on Thursday, June 29 for the Clash at the Creek. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last competed at Deer Creek Speedway in 2015, with Brad Sweet picking up the win over eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Daryn Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, led the first two laps of the 35-lapper, before Sweet took command, holding off a late-race charge by Schatz.

Joey Saldana won the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debut at the three-eights-mile in 2009 and repeated the following year. Steve Kinser, the 20-time Outlaws champ was victorious at the track in 2011, while home state driver Craig Dollansky won at Deer Creek in 2012. Ian Madsen scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Deer Creek in 2013, while Paul McMahan was victorious at the track in 2014.

The 2016 campaign was a historic one for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as Schatz won his third straight championship and eighth overall. In the process, the North Dakota native became the first driver in series history to win 20-plus A-Feature events in four consecutive seasons, finishing the year with 25 A-Feature triumphs.

Schatz continues to add to his ever-growing win total with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, which now stands at 229 A-Feature victories. Schatz is third on the all-time list, trailing only Hall of Famers Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell.

A total of 17 drivers won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2016, including full-time series drivers: Pittman, who finished second in points, David Gravel, who was third in the standings, Sweet, who was fourth in points, Saldana, who was fifth in the final tally, Shane Stewart, who was just behind Saldana, along with Jason Johnson, who was seventh in points, Logan Schuchart, who was eighth in the standings, Jason Sides, who was ninth and reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Greg Wilson.

Tickets for the Clash at the Creek, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday, June 29, 2017 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 5, 2016) - For the 38th year, the Crystal Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership will continue in 2017. SOD is proud to return to Crystal Motor Speedway on three dates. The SOD season opening race is scheduled for April 29th followed by July 15th, and September 2nd dates.

Crystal Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP both hope that Mother Nature is much kinder to them in 2017 than she was in 2016. SOD suffered five rain outs, three of them at Crystal. The three SOD rain outs were just a piece of Crystal’s weather woes. All told, Crystal lost nine events in 2016, eight due to rain and one due to extreme heat.

Long one of the favorite stops each season for SOD competitors, SOD did manage to complete two shows in 2016, even with the three rain outs. Steve Irwin picked up the win on July 16th. SOD then finished the 2016 season in spectacular fashion at Crystal with the September 3rd Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial Race in support of RacingAwareness.com. Ryan Ruhl dominated the race with his 360 cubic inch motor in front of a full grandstand of enthusiastic fans.

For more information about Crystal Motor Speedway, click here to its Facebook page and go to the speedway website at www.crystalmotorspeedway.com.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page and at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

HOFFMAN RACING ANNOUNCES MEAN GREEN RETURNS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR AND CHAD BOESPFLUG WILL DRIVE THE ICONIC #69 IN THE 2017 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES

Loveland, OH (Dec 5, 2016) – The one thing constant in life is change. Coming off a banner Year for Hoffman Racing (HAR), winning the Team’s unprecedented 11th USAC National Sprint Car Series Championship, winning Indiana Sprint Week for 2016, the first ever Little 500 win and reaching 100 National USAC Sprint Car wins, major changes are in store for 2017.

Staying the same are the return of our major sponsor, Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser, associate sponsors Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ, and the addition of EZR. HAR remains an Official Military Order of The Purple Heart Race Team.

What is changing? Of the five “core Team members” of HAR, only Richard Hoffman and Tim Waechter are remaining. Dan Launderville is moving on to a business opportunity, Rob Hoffman is retiring, after a lifetime of racing, to concentrate on family and his business career in banking. Brady will not be able to run the entire schedule due to other racing conflicts and will concentrate on wing sprint cars.

“The loss of Dan, Rob and Brady necessitated a restructuring of the Team. I want to wish Dan, Brady, and my son, Rob, the best. We had one heck of a Team, as evidenced by results. Without the backing of Mean Green, Lykins, XYZ, Hoosier Tire, and now EZR, it would have been difficult to continue. As it is we are excited to carry on our legacy with Chad. He will drive the 69 car. Chad’s career is taking off and with the addition of Davey Jones as the crew chief, that makes us a threat every night, and for our 12th USAC National Sprint Car Championship,” said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman Racing. The Team will be headquartered out of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Chad Boespflug commented “I am looking forward to working with Dynamics Inc. Hoffman Racing. With the help of EZR we will be chasing another championship in 2017. It’s a tall feat to follow in the footsteps of their accomplishments over the years, but also a huge honor to help carry on the Hoffman Racing legacy of excellence and championship. They have truly helped evolve the sport of racing."

Chad began racing micros in 1998 in his home state of California. He graduated to sprint cars in 2004. He won the SCRA championship in 2005 and made the big move to Indiana in 2007. He became the Lawrenceburg track champion in 2011. Chad began his own team with the help of Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow and ran the entire USAC National Sprint Car schedule. They racked up 6 USAC National wins in 2016.

“Mean Green is America’s #1 heavy duty, all purpose cleaner and degreaser that provides consumers with the toughest clean at a great value. Independent lab tests prove that Mean Green out cleans other brands on the tough grease and grime. It works better because it contains more cleaning ingredients than other brands. It’s the Toughness you can Trust, for when getting it clean matters most. Great for dirty jobs inside and out, from the kitchen countertop, tile and toilet, to outdoor furniture, greasy grills and engine parts. Visit www.MeanGreenDegreaser.com for more information.

Highlights of Hoffman Auto Racing's (HAR) history include: 1929-1960 - Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets. His drivers included Eddie Sachs and Don Branson. 1964 - Gus’s son, Richard, became co-owner of the Team. 1973-1984 - HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts. 1989 - HAR won the first of 11 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14,’16).

With 100 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 11 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins and one USAC midget win, for a total of 108 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owner's points 20 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 87 years read like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr., Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler, Jerry Coons Jr., Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow, Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all, approximately 131 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those, there are four father/son combinations: Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines, Kerry and Dave Norris and Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations - Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a step grandfather and step grandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.

Tim Waechter VP Marketing/Public Relations Hoffman Auto Racing twbigt69@gmail.com 513-284-1519

 

Cory Haas joins Trone Outdoor Motorsports for 60-65 race schedule in 2017

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (December 2, 2016) - Cory Haas will join John Trone and Trone Outdoor Motorsports in 2017 for an intense Central Pennsylvania schedule consisting of 60-65 events, pushing most of their focus toward competition at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. The newly formed combination will also enter select events at Susquehanna Speedway and Port Royal Speedway; decisions to be made as the season progresses.

“I want to thank John Trone for this opportunity. I actually had a lot of people tell me to give John a call during the last few weeks. We spoke a few times and worked out a deal right away,” Cory Haas explained. “I’m really excited for this opportunity. We hope to race upwards of 65 times, but we’ll take things one week at a time and see what we can do.”

Cory Haas will enter the 2017 season with a recent pair of top-five finishes to his credit, each occurring during track championship chases in Central Pennsylvania. The York native, now backed by Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports, finished fifth in the 2016 Williams Grove Speedway track championship hunt, also finishing fourth in the 2016 Lincoln Speedway track championship hunt. Haas earned 11 top-ten feature finishes at Lincoln alone, three of which inside the top-five.

“I think we have the potential to be successful in 2017,” Haas said. “It will take us a few weeks to get ourselves on the right track and get acclimated with each other, but I think once we are beyond that, we’ll be in great shape. I’m excited for the new year and what it has in store.”

Cory Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/No. 39 team will activate their 2017 season during the Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 on Saturday, February 25. News regarding crew and other team details will be released in the near future.

Those seeking contact information should visit Cory Haas live on the Web at www.coryhaas.com. Other news and information will be posted regularly at www.fullyinjected.com. Fans can also stay tuned at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned feature win at Williams Grove Speedway during “Billy Kimmel Memorial” on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Finished fourth in 2016 Lincoln Speedway track championship chase.

2017 Season Highlights: N/A

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: N/A 2017 Wins: N/A

 

 

Stenhouse Added to Clauson-Marshall Chili Bowl Stable

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 2, 2016) – The stable of Chili Bowl drivers for the newly-formed Clauson-Marshall Racing team is halfway in place.

And it comes as little surprise that Olive Branch, MS, native Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., is the latest addition to the Clauson-Marshall Racing team that already includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and Tyler Courtney.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup star has raced for Bryan Clauson in recent renditions of the Chili Bowl and has raced into a pair of Saturday night championship features under the Clauson banner at the popular event in Tulsa, OK.

“I think it would be more of a surprise if we didn’t have Ricky as one of the drivers for BC’s Dream Team,” Tim Clauson commented. “Ricky and Bryan were more than just friends, they were like brothers.”

Earlier this summer, Stenhouse, Jr., took a brief break from the asphalt circles to play in the dirt with Sprint Car racing action.

“They got to fulfill a dream they had of going racing together old school in the Matt Wood Racing/Elk Grove Ford Sprint Cars in ASCS competition,” Tim Clauson explains. “This was something they had always talked about doing and this year they made it happen.”

It was a stretch of races that wrapped up at Stenhouse’s old stomping grounds, the storied Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis.

“I got to join up with them over Father’s Day weekend as I brought a Midget down for Ricky to race,” Tim Clauson recalls. “That weekend wound up being a memory I’ll always cherish, as looking back it defined who Bryan and Ricky are as racers and as friends.”

“Since Bryan’s passing, Ricky has taken it upon himself to be an ambassador for not only Bryan, but for our whole family,” Clauson says. “Watching and listening to him talk about his friend and the gift of Organ Donation has been a true Godsend to our entire family.”

The pairing for the upcoming Chili Bowl Nationals was never in doubt.

“I confided in Ricky pretty quickly that I knew Bryan would want me to ‘Race On’,” Tim Clauson comments. “Whether it was a six-car team or just one car out of my garage, Ricky and I would always run Chili Bowl together for Bryan.”

Richard and Jennifer Marshall first partnered with Stenhouse, Jr., on the track in 2014 after their initial meeting several years ago. “He instantly made us feel at home, introduced us to Bryan and the Clauson family, his family and then to many of our best friends to this day,” Marshall comments. “In doing so, he has become family to us and as one of Bryan’s best friends, we have also shared our sorrow in his loss.”

Marshall goes on to say, “He continues to be a class act on and off the track and just plain fun to watch race.”

Chili Bowl expectations are high, yet attainable.

“Not long ago, I text him a picture of my office credenza with just enough room cleared to place the Golden Driller trophy,” Marshall relates. The caption? “No pressure this year…but.”

“This Chili Bowl will be yet another poignant racing family gathering for us, minus one,” Marshall says. “We feel fortunate for the opportunity to ‘Race On’ this year with one of the best in the business.”

Embarking upon his 11th career Chili Bowl, Stenhouse, Jr., will be gunning for his fifth overall Saturday night feature start with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team.

“This will be a Chili Bowl that I am looking forward to probably the most out of any,” Stenhouse, Jr., comments. “To help represent Bryan’s dream of putting great cars on the track with a great team, I’m very fortunate to call the Clausons and Marshall family part of my own family.”

Stenhouse, Jr., recognizes that he represents the team not only on the track, but off the track as well.

“I want to do my best in representing Bryan not only at the Chili Bowl, but throughout the rest of my life and career,” Stenhouse, Jr., says. “We were great friends and as Tim said, I will cherish forever the week we had this summer going up and down the road in the motorhome, just racing and having fun and then having Father’s Day with our Dad’s was incredible.”

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and upcoming Chili Bowl plans will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet Set for January 28

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 2, 2016) – With another banner season in the books at the picturesque Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas, all that remains is the annual awards banquet.

The top 2016 competitors in each division will receive their hardware and points fund money on Saturday night, January 28, 2017, at the Western Expo Center that is located adjacent to the track at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 21, 2017, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money.

The 2016 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consisted of 16 nights of racing action with Taylor Velasquez (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars), Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Kevin Tabor (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each capturing track championships.

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.

 

 

BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR CHALLENGE OFFERS BIG MONEY OPPORTUNITY FOR INDOOR RACERS STARTING DEC. 9-10 WITH TRENTON INDOOR RACING EVENTS

TRENTON, NJ December 2, 2016 . . . With the start of the Indoor Auto Racing Season just a week away at Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, the pressure just got turned up on all Three Quarter (TQ) Midget racers entered.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, Pa. is sponsoring a unique $10,000 challenge. If one driver can win all four rounds of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP he’ll pocket a $10,000 check from the official sportswear supplier of the series.

To earn Bob’s Bonus, a TQ Midget car driver will have to be perfect! The driver will have to win Saturday’s Battle of Trenton A-Main on Saturday, December 10th. The driver will then have to win back-to-back nights in Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, December 30th and 31st. To make the sweep complete, the driver will have to win the NAPA Auto Parts Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night, January 28th.

With over 50 TQ Midget race cars entered for each event, the task isn’t easy but it can be done. During the 2015-2016 Indoor Racing Series, Erick Rudolph won two of three events falling one race short of claiming the $10,000 bonus then sponsored by Vahlco Wheels.

As a consolation prize, if one driver wins three of the four races that driver will receive a contingency sponsorship from Bob Hilbert Sportswear.

Rudolph, the defending Series champion, is coming to Trenton after an unbelievable outdoor season that saw him win 22 dirt Modified events. Ted Christopher, whose eight Indoor Series victories leads all other drivers, is another top candidate to collect Bob Hilbert’s $10,000 challenge. The former NASCAR Modified Series champion from Plainville, CT enters the Trenton event driving for Trey Hoddick’s winning team for the first time.

Other candidates include 2016 Atlantic City winner Anthony Sesely, now driving for Lou Cicconi, Jimmy Blewett, Ryan Flores and over 50 others.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear, founded in 1972, provides the finest in quality screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and more. Equipped with in-house artists and customer service specialists, Bob Hilbert Sportswear has served businesses, schools, colleges, fire/rescue, organizations, events and reunions, along with the motorsports and performance industry, for more than 40 years.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear is located in Boyertown, PA. Look for their display at all three of this year’s locations. To learn more about Bob Hilbert Sportswear, visit www.bobhilbert.com, call 610.367.6186, e-mail info@bobhilbert.com, like “Bob Hilbert Sportswear” on Facebook or follow @BobHilbertSW on Twitter.

The TQ Midgets will headline both Friday's opening night and Saturday's "Battle Of Trenton" feature event finale. The Friday night race program, which begins at 7:30 PM, consists of 60 TQ Midgets split into three 20-lap Qualifier races. A complete program of heat races and feature event for the Champ Karts is also on the schedule.

As a special preview of the 2016-2017 Indoor Racing Series, general admission tickets for Friday's Battle Of Trenton opening night have been priced at just $10 for adults and $7 for children.

On Saturday the "Battle Of Trenton" 40 lap feature event will be held after a series of qualifying events for the TQ Midgets. The always popular and wild Slingshots will also be part of this program sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Oliver Communications in Bordentown, N.J. and Pete & Elda’s Bar in Neptune City. N.J. Race time is 7 PM.

Attendees can get a close up look at a TQ Midgets at Fan Zone located on the concourse. Top drivers and Ms. Motorsports 2016 Arynne Moody will be making an appearance at Fan Zone offering autographs and photos free of charge.

Trenton Indoor Race tickets are available online at www.sunnationalbankcenter.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Fans can avoid on-line ticketing fees by stopping by the Sun Center box office daily from 9 to 5 and on race days.

More information is available at www. IndoorAutoRacing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

 

 

Motorsports Industry Honors Tony Stewart with Sizeable Charitable Donation On His Behalf to EB Research Partnership

Epidermolysis Bullosa is a devastating skin disorder affecting

1 in every 50,000 births with no known cure

Donations to EB Research Partnership funds advanced treatments that will ultimately find a cure, allowing children with EB to grow up and live full, pain-free lives

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 2, 2016) – To honor three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart as he retires from his 20-year NASCAR driving career, the motorsports industry came together in unprecedented fashion at the season-ending NASCAR Awards Banquet by making a $1.8 million contribution on Stewart’s behalf to the EB Research Partnership, the largest global non-profit dedicating to curing EB.

EB, or Epidermolysis Bullosa, is a devastating skin disorder. Those with EB lack critical proteins that bind the layers of skin together. Without these proteins, the skin can tear apart, blister and sheer off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement and wounds that never heal. EB can also affect the body internally, causing blisters in the eyes, mouth, esophagus and the fusing together of fingers and toes. EB affects one in every 50,000 births and is not specific to any ethnicity or gender, but because it only affects an estimated 25-30,000 people in the United States, advancing research to combat this disease relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations.

The industry initially targeted a $1.4 million donation to the EB Research Partnership as a subtle nod to Stewart’s No. 14 car number, which he drove to his third Sprint Cup title in 2011 and chose in honor of his hero and friend, the iconic A.J. Foyt who raced the No. 14 throughout his versatile career. However, widespread support for this initiative quickly gained momentum and the original $1.4 million target was easily surpassed.

“Tony wanted to have a very low-key sendoff during his final NASCAR season and he was pretty emphatic about it. He certainly earned a lot of recognition for all that he accomplished, and as an industry we felt it was important to honor him,” said Mike Helton, vice chairman, NASCAR. “People know how passionate he is about motorsports, but he’s equally passionate about helping others. On behalf of the entire motorsports industry, we felt this collective donation in Tony’s name was a fitting tribute to all that he’s accomplished during his NASCAR career.”

Well known for his accolades on the racetrack, which includes 12 driving championships and victories in nearly every American-based racing series, Stewart is also known for his philanthropy.

In 2003, he formed his own charitable foundation. Known simply as the Tony Stewart Foundation, the 501(c)(3) organization’s goal is to raise funds primarily distributed to serving three specific groups – chronically ill and physically disabled children, animals that are endangered or at-risk, and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million to assist charitable initiatives for more than 150 well-qualified organizations throughout the United States.

Stewart’s work on behalf of the foundation crossed paths with his love for music earlier this year when he met Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The two discussed their work in racing and in music, respectively, before the conversation dovetailed into their mutual commitment to charity. It was here where Stewart learned about EB from an impassioned Vedder, who co-founded the EB Research Partnership.

“When I first heard about it, it was quite hard to grasp the intensity of the condition,” Vedder said. “It’s about the most insane skin disorder you could imagine. And when you realize it also affects the internal organs, you see it as diabolical. It’s very hard to describe until you meet the young folks with it, and they make you realize how much you take for granted. You also realize that these are some of the strongest, coolest, most admirable people on the face of the Earth.”

The tenacious and sometimes cantankerous demeanor Stewart carries at the racetrack vanishes when he is off the track and in the presence of children, especially those who face physical and mental challenges. Children fighting EB have a perseverance and strength that is unworldly, and it has resonated with Stewart.

“The pain these kids face is constant, and yet they still find ways to stay upbeat,” Stewart said. “You quickly realize that your idea of a bad day is nothing. It puts your life and the things you take for granted in perspective. But it also makes you mad, because this is a devastating disorder that no one should have to endure. Yet it exists, and after seeing it, you want to do anything you can to make it go away.”

Stewart’s $1.8 million donation to the EB Research Partnership will accelerate life-changing research and reduce the timeframe of getting results for children with EB, while ensuring treatments go to those in need as swiftly as possible.

This donation on Stewart’s behalf is an embodiment of all the philanthropic work Stewart has performed as a NASCAR driver. He never sought accolades for his work, but his charitable efforts have been noticed nonetheless.

Stewart was named “Most Caring Athlete” by USA Weekend in 2004 and in that same year was selected by The Sporting News as “NASCAR’s ‘Good Guy’” and received the NASCAR USG Person of the Year award. In 2008, NASCAR Illustrated bestowed upon Stewart its Person of the Year award, as Stewart’s Prelude To The Dream all-star dirt Late Model race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, raised more than $4 million for charity during its eight-year run. In 2009, Stewart was nominated for the National Motorsports Press Association’s (NMPA) Humanitarian and Spirit awards, each of which recognizes philanthropy. In 2010, Stewart again was a finalist for the NMPA Humanitarian award, becoming the only person to ever be nominated in back-to-back years. Making the 2010 selection even more noteworthy was that Stewart won and earned $100,000 for his Foundation. And in 2013, Stewart earned the prestigious NMPA Myers Brothers award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.

“Tony’s legacy on the track is known and respected, but his efforts off the track should be known as well, even though he’ll never be the one talking about them,” Helton said. “Tony Stewart is a true humanitarian, and this sport is better off thanks to him and all of his contributions. It’s only appropriate that we, as an industry, can contribute to Tony’s philanthropic endeavors.”

To learn more about the EB Research Partnership, please visit www.EBResearch.org or www.Facebook.com/EBResearch. And to learn more about the Tony Stewart Foundation, please visit www.TonyStewartFoundation.org or www.facebook.com/14TSF.

 

 

Save Our Racecars: The Road Ahead for the RPM Act Legislative and Legal Experts to Discuss the RPM Act during the 2016 PRI Show in Indianapolis

WHAT: Come hear SEMA’s legislative and legal experts discuss the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act” (RPM Act). The bill, if passed, will provide the motorsports industry and community with much-needed certainty by clarifying that it is legal to modify the emissions system of a motor vehicle that is converted for race-use only. The RPM Act also confirms that it is legal to manufacture, distribute, sell, and install race parts used to convert these vehicles for racing.

Hear firsthand from the experts as they explain why the racing industry is currently at risk and discuss the prospects for the RPM Act in the new Congress.

BACKGROUND: Congress never intended for race vehicles to be regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule in 2015 stating it is illegal to convert a motor vehicle into a racecar if the vehicle’s emissions system no longer remains in its certified configuration. While the EPA formally removed this proposal from the final greenhouse gas rule, the agency still asserts authority under the CAA to regulate emissions modifications to vehicles used for competition. The agency alleges that while the CAA does not apply to purpose-built race vehicles (NASCAR, Formula One, sprint cars, etc.), motor vehicles converted for racing are subject to the law. EPA is also claiming authority to regulate any emissions-related parts produced, sold, and installed on motor vehicles converted for racing.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8, 11:00 to 11:30 am EST

WHERE: PRI Trade Show Media Center Rooms 116–117, outside the Green Exhibit Hall

FURTHER INFORMATION: An RPM Act fact sheet is available here. For additional information, call or email the media contact listed below.

RSVP/MEDIA CONTACT: Della Domingo, 909-978-6723, dellad@sema.org

Visit www.sema.org/epa-news for more information.

 

 

ELDORA MAJOR EVENT TICKETS ON PUBLIC SALE AT 10 A.M. SATURDAY

Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100 Will Be Available To Public

ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 2, 2016) – Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2017 Major Events will go on public sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. All Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 ticket orders can be placed online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or in person at the speedway office.

“We want to remind fans to take advantage of the proven TicketForce-powered design for easy and quick purchasing,” said Tess Clark, ticket manager and the granddaughter of Eldora founders Earl and Berniece Baltes. “Our online ticketing has been available for several years and is extremely user-friendly. We know that some fans prefer to call in, so we will have a full staff of agents in-house and ready to answer the box office hotline of (937) 338-3815.”

The ticketing portion of www.EldoraSpeedway.com is capable of handling over 600 orders simultaneously and processes orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

A full bank of ticket agents capable of handling 25 callers at a time, plus walk-in orders, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday for phone orders at (937) 338-3815.

“Our renewals were the biggest in years, so our staff has been pretty busy since the season ended,” concluded Clark. “I think there are going to be a lot of stockings filled with Eldora tickets this Christmas.”

The 2017 event tickets feature victory lane images of Dennis Erb, Jr., Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson and Bobby Pierce, the winners of the Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby and World 100. While the event tickets for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event feature a three-way battle between Larson, Pierce and 2015 winner Christopher Bell.

Tickets and campsites ordered by noon on December 16 will be mailed in time for Christmas delivery.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will celebrate its 64th consecutive season of racing in 2017 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including the: $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 8th-9th-10th; the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 13th-14th-15th; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt on Wednesday, July 19th; the 47th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 7th-8th-9th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 22nd and 23rd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information will be posted at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get off-season access from Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and adding to over 4.8-million views of exclusive video on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

NCRA Announces $15,000 to Win Sprint Car Season Opener!

Park City, Kansas – December 1, 2016 - Never one to rest on what he has promoted, National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products president and 81 Speedway track owner C Ray Hall announced Thursday the 7th annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the series 360-ci sprint car division slated for Friday and Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 will now pay $15,000 to win.

“I said when I started this race six years-ago I was going to keep raising the bar on this event each year and I believe that has been accomplished,” said Hall. “This will be the biggest paying race, of any kind, ever held at this track and we couldn’t be more excited.

Yet, there is a chance one lucky driver can “bank” even more winnings.

Once again on Thursday night (March 23) a special time trial session will be held and will have NO bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s program. The driver who sets quick time will earn $500 and if that driver can win Friday night’s feature finale, they will take home $1500. If that driver can go on and “sweep” the weekend, claiming Saturday night’s championship feature, he/she will take home a whopping $17,000. Friday night’s program will have nothing to do with Saturday night’s show.

Last year saw Marion, Arkansas driver Derek Hagar sweep the weekend, earning Friday and Saturday night’s championship features and $11,500 for his efforts.

Past winners of the “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” are: Danny Lasoski (2011, 2015); Jason Johnson (2012, 2013); Kevin Swindell (2014) and Hagar (2016).

Advanced tickets for this event, the World of Outlaw Sprint Car show slated for Saturday night, May 6th and all other 2017 events will go on sale on December 15, 2016, just in time for those stocking stuffers. Details on all advanced tickets will be released in the coming days.

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Wayne and Wayne Reunited for Chili Bowl!

(Bill W) November 30, 2016 – After eight seasons, Wayne Johnson and Wayne Simmons are reuniting for a Chili Bowl run in January at the Tulsa Expo Center. The Oklahoma City driver will pilot the Wayne Simmons Twister Chassis, D&E Supply, Two-C Racing #2c. The Chili Bowl commences January 9-14.

Johnson and Simmons have paired up three times in Tulsa, making the finale twice. In 2006, Wayne stormed from the F main through sixth laps and five features all the way to the finale before suffering a DNF. “We had a brake rotor issue in the feature,” he says. “I believe we had set a Chili Bowl record for the most cars passed. We were up to eighth before we had to pull out.”

Incidentally, 2006 was Wayne’s first ride in a midget. The team made the finale again in 2007 and their last Chili Bowl was 2008.

Wayne is looking forward to getting back to the Chili Bowl. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the track there,” he says. “It’s been a few years, but we have a lot of excitement heading in. We know it’s going to be tough, but we’d like to get in that finale again and make some noise.”

Get Involved with the Chili Bowl Team!

The team is actively seeking partners for the Chili Bowl. If you’re interested, contact Wayne Simmons at 918 901-3462!

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for

Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s charge from the F in 2006 was the highlight of the night for many of the fans in attendance. It ended with mechanical problems while climbing to eighth in the A, and he was officially scored 23rd. Just a few of the folks he breezed by on the way up: Aaron Fiscus, Tony Elliott, Damion Gardner, Kevin Olson, Aaron Fike, Jimmy Sills, Jeremy Sherman, Justin Henderson, Ryan Durst, Mat Neely, Tracy Hines, Josh Richards, Brad Loyet, Paul McMahan, Davey Ray, Donnie Lehmann, Cole Whitt, Gary Wright and Wally Pankratz.

Partner of the Week – Butler Built Professional Seat Systems

No matter the form of motorsports, ButlerBuilt’s leadership makes it the most successful seat in the industry! Champions in Butler Built Seats span all forms of motorsports from NASCAR Sprint Cup to late models, and of course, the open wheel world! Whether you race a stock car locally, you are traveling with a national series or you’re in the seat of a Monster Truck, Butler Built has the custom seat for your needs!

Butler Built does not stop at seats either. They offer a wide variety of safety products including Seat Accessories, Seat Options and Mounting, Padding, Belts and Restraints, Steering Wheels, Open Wheel Products, Air Management Systems, Lateral Head Supports, ARAI helmets and much more. Your safety is #1 with Butler Built!

To learn more about the Butler Advantage or if you have questions about your race safety, visit www.ButlerBuilt.net or call 800 621-SEAT (7328) today! ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems www.butlerbuilt.net ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, based in Concord, NC, is the leader in the racing seat industry. From racing seats and neck restraints to aluminum steering ...

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

NASCAR RACING PERSONALITY JEFF HAMMOND, MONSTER TRUCKS ADDED TO PPB MOTORSPORTS 2017 SHOWCASE

OAKS, PA – December 1, 2016 . . . NASCAR racing personality Jeff Hammond and two wild Monster Trucks have joined an exciting line up for the 31st annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show.

The three day show, Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance, is set to take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on Friday January 20 thru Sunday January 22nd.

Headlining the show will be the appearance of seven time NASCAR Premier Cup Series champion Richard Petty on Saturday from 1 to 3 PM. Considered “The King” by many Petty will be on hand to visit with fans, do an interview session and sign his famed autograph that represents a piece of artwork. Two of Petty’s iconic No. 43 that he drove to victory in NASCAR Cup competition will be on display the entire weekend.

Former NASCAR crew chief Jeff Hammond, a member of the FoxSports TV staff, will return to the show and be signing autographs on Saturday.

Two Monster Trucks, Shockwave and BeAware, which compete on the Monster Jam circuit will also be on display. BeAware will be promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.

More than 200 racing vehicles will be on display during the three day show with many other top racers and motorsports personalities appearing at the show. As usual all autographs will be free during the show.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2017 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items that will fill the huge 250,000 square feet of space

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

A few display spaces remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

For more information on display space contact Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618.

To stay informed on show progress, new additions to the show lineup and more, check in at www.aarn.com (Motorsports link).

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Named Title Sponsor of the 2017 World of Outlaws Summer Nationals

(Clinton, MO / 12.01.16) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, will be the title sponsor of the Williams Grove Summer Nationals Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on July 21-22 in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals is an event with more than 50 years of history that includes the biggest names in motorsports competing at half-mile Williams Grove Speedway, one of dirt racing’s legendary venues.

“Champion Racing Oil is proud to support Williams Grove Speedway and be the title sponsor of this year’s Summer Nationals,” stated Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing and Performance Products for Champion Oil. “It’s great to support our past and future winners at “The Grove” using Champion ‘Purpose Built’ lubricant technology that is formulated for ultimate protection and competitive performance.”

The World of Outlaws, an international racing tour with superstar drivers, features incredibly powerful and fast 410ci winged sprint cars. The Champion Racing Oil National Open is a key part of the series’ 2015 championship that includes 92 race nights at 52 different tracks across 24 states and three Canadian provinces.

A World of Outlaws sprint car is an open-wheel racecar that weighs at least 1,400 pounds, including the driver. The 410-cubic inch engine is fueled by methanol. The cars produce approximately 850 horsepower and have a large top wing with sideboards that face in the opposite direction and create a great amount of down force to plant the car on the track and help the car turn with maximum grip, in both the corners and on the straightaways. The cars also have smaller nose wings.

Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile automobile racetrack located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., about 10 miles south of the state capital of Harrisburg. It opened in 1939 and has been host to many championship races. Williams Grove continues a tradition of racing every Friday, and almost every Saturday, including many special events. The most prestigious of these special events is the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of race car 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

 

 

MATT ROSELLI HEADS TO TRENTON INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENT DEC. 9 & 10

COMING OFF BIG OUTDOOR SEASON WIN

TRENTON, NJ – December 1, 2016 . . . Matt Roselli heads to Round One of the Indoor Auto

Racing Championship Series on Friday and Saturday, December 9th and

10th at Trenton, NJ's Sun National Bank Center with great momentum.

The Brodheadsville, PA driver is coming off a knock-out victory at the

TQ Midget race car outdoor season finale Turkey Derby held at NJ's

Wall Stadium.

“I’ve been good enough to win races but I just hadn’t been able

to get it done,” said Roselli who is seeking his first ever Indoor

Race Series victory.

“I’ll be driving the same Lafler TQ MIdget I raced indoors last

season and outside this year,” said Roselli who has high hopes of

defeating over 50 other entrants from seven different states in the

fourth annual Battle of Trenton.

The man Roselli and all others will have to work overtime to defeat is

Erick Rudolph.  The talented Ransomville. N.Y. driver who won 23

feature events already this year including the February of 2016 TQ 

Battle of Trenton and the 2015-2016 Indoor Auto Racing Championship

fueled by VP.

Other early TQ Midget favorites includes seven-time LSMP Indoor TQ

feature race winner Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., past ATQMRA

circuit champions Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa., and Ryan Tidman of

Holland, Pa., and perennial asphalt Modified standouts Jimmy Blewett

of Howell, N.J., Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., and Earl Paules of

Palmerton, Pa.

As a special preview of the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series,

general admission tickets for Friday's Battle Of Trenton opening night

have been priced at just $10 for adults and $7 for children.

The ultra quick TQ Midgets will headline both Friday's opening night

and Saturday's "Battle Of Trenton" feature event finale.

The Friday night race program, which begins at 7:30 PM, consists of

60 TQ Midgets split into three 20-lap Qualifier races. A complete

program of heat races and feature event for the Champ Karts is also on

the schedule. Attendees can get a close up look at a TQ Midgets at Fan

Zone located on the concourse. Top drivers and Ms. Motorsports 2016

Arynne Moody will be making an appearance at Fan Zone offering

autographs and photos free of charge.

Ryan Flores, a member of Roger Penske's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team,

will be among those top TQ drivers who will be meeting and greeting

Fan Zone attendees for Friday's races.

On Saturday the "Battle Of Trenton" 40 lap feature event will be held

after a series of qualifying events for the TQ Midgets. The always

popular and wild Slingshots will also be part of this program

sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Oliver Communications in Bordentown,

N.J. and Pete & Elda’s Bar in Neptune City. N.J.

Tickets for Saturday's races are available starting at $22 for adults

and $7 for children. Fan Fest will be held inside the speedway one

hour prior to the 7 PM starting time. The entire field of race cars

competing on Saturday will be on display during Fan Fest and drivers

will be available for free autographs and photos by their cars.

The Trenton race is part one of a three-race Len Sammons Motorsports

Productions (LSMP) Indoor Series. Other races are scheduled for

December 30-31 at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., and at

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on January 27-28, 2017.

Trenton Indoor Race tickets are available online at www.sunnationalbankcenter.com

or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the

Sun National Bank Center Box Office on Monday through Friday from 10

AM until 5:30 PM and on Saturday from 12 Noon through 4 PM

Event and promotional sponsorship information is available

atwww.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

 

 

JAMIE MCDONALD WINS AUCKLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

New Zealander Picks Up Fifth Win of 2016

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2016) – New Zealand’s Jamie McDonald picked up his fifth win of the 2016 season at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland on Saturday, Nov. 26. Racing up to a third place finish in heat one, McDonald drove the No. 71 entry to a win in the second heat race. McDonald came away from the heat races as the high point qualifier and chose to start the feature event from the outside of the front row. Surviving two early cautions, McDonald took the lead on the second restart to set sail for the win. The J&J Auto Racing team member will return to action this coming weekend against Team USA as the New Zealand racing scene heats up.

J&J Auto Racing will be at the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis, Ind., next week on Dec. 8 – 10 alongside Champion Oil. For those competitors and owners planning to attend the show, we invite you to stop by BOOTH 1455. For more information regarding the PRI Show, please visit http://www.performanceracing.com/.

 

 

Badlands Motor Speedway will immediately begin the process of searching for new owners and operators.

This one of a kind, turnkey racing and entertainment facility has been quoted as being one of the nicest, most modern and high tech dirt track in the United States with a 60+ year racing history. With a capacity of over 9,000 in the grandstands and 20,000 for concerts or festivals, BMS is much more than just a race track, it is a legendary gathering point.

Badlands Motor Speedway, formerly Huset’s Speedway, has just undergone an unprecedented Ten Million Dollar makeover and is completely new and renovated from the ground up.

Sitting on over 80 acres, the capacity for events of all kinds, in addition to the best racing in America, is simply staggering and the opportunity for the new owners group is limitless.

The reason for this dramatic move has nothing to do with Chuck Brennan's love for this facility, racing, drivers and fans.

On November 8th, 2016, the voters in South Dakota overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative to eliminate licensed short term lending from the state. Well, that is what we do and our flagship business in South Dakota, Dollar Loan Center, was given only 5 days as a result of the ballot initiative by the State of South Dakota to comply with this change of law. This move by the voters has left hundreds without jobs and tens of thousands without a safe and alternative financial option.

Mr. Brennan has invested and donated well over $100,000,000 in his home state of South Dakota and most of that investment within a mile of where he grew up at 8th Street and Covell Avenue in Sioux Falls.

Because of these recent events, Mr. Brennan is reevaluating his economic presence in South Dakota and will be selling several of his many properties and businesses in the State and diverting that business to the other markets that he currently operates in.

BMS not only comes with a turnkey facility that is completely race ready, but with a passionate staff that is the best in the business and able to hit the ground running this race season and continue on with all of the ground work that has been laid for the upcoming 2017 race season.

The facilities management and General Manager Tom Savage will remain in place and keep moving toward being 100% ready to go as planned for the season upon identifying new owners for the track.

The firm asking price for the Business, land, facility, vehicles, furnishings and everything you need to be race ready is $9,750,000 as one lump sum payment or an option of putting a $6,000,000 down payment and BMS financing a remaining $6,000,000 to be paid over a 6 year period at $1M per year for a grand total of $12,000,000 by going that route. As long as the payments are on time, that 6 year period would be interest free. In Addition:

We will not be having our race banquet this year as planned for January 14. Anyone who purchased tickets for this event will be fully refunded. Rather than having the drivers and race teams wait until then as in the past, we will be paying out all of the prize money for last season immediately. Race teams will be contacted by our staff to arrange getting them their funds, trophies and prizes.

In the unlikely event that we are unable to sell the track before race season, Badlands Motor Speedway is NOT planning to race in 2017. We will have the entire facility maintained and ready to go for a smooth transition when it happens.

For info regarding purchasing the track and the facility, please contact Dave Galyen at 702-493-0978.

 

 

2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SENIOR AND YOUNG GUN SPRINT CAR RULES!

(Perris, CA, November 30, 2016) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the rules for the 2017 PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprint Car Series.’ The rules are the same as 2016 apart from an adjustment to the age limit in the Senior class. In the past, the minimum age for Senior Sprint Car drivers was 45-years-old. For 2017, the minimum age for Senior drivers has been lowered to 40-years-old.

Senior Sprint Cars

Driver Age – 40 years old and older

This is a Non-Sanctioned Open Class – Engine must be 360 cubic inches cast iron block, fuel injected or normally aspirated. No gaskets or restrictors needed. Engines exceeding 360 ci. with a maximum of 410 ci. except for Shwenke Spec. 377 will be required to run inlet Restrictors (installed at the top of the injectors) of 1 and 7/8 inch. This is “Old School” – “Run Watcha Brung” Sprint Car racing! No weight rule! No Tire Rule! Should the restricted 410 ci engine have a distinct advantage, PAS Management will institute either a weight rule or tire rule or both (for cars with a restricted 410) to insure all cars are competitive.

All cars will Pill Draw for starting positions in your Heat Race.

Heat Races will be 8 laps.

Main Event will be 20 Laps. The inversion for the Main Event will be decided by the winner of the first heat race spinning the inversion wheel. The inversion will be from straight up to a full field inversion.

This is a “TROPHY ONLY” Division! The top three will be awarded Trophies. Pit Passes are $50.00.

RADIOS:

1. In an effort to minimize yellow flag laps and thus speed the show up for the participants and more importantly the race fans, all drivers must have a one-way radio Raceceiver or radio set to the race/scoring frequency (464.5500).

2. The radios will be used strictly for line-ups and general information from the Scorer's and Race Director only.

3. Radios are to be provided by the Driver.

4. Drivers will not be permitted on the track without a radio and it must be on.

5. If a radio is found to have 2 way communications, the car and Driver will be suspended for two races and the Driver will be fined $250.00. The fine must be paid in full prior to participating in their next event.

6. Radios along with ear buds can be purchased from Andy Jones from the Oil Twins. You can find a link on our website under "PASSCAR RADIOS". Andy can also be reached at (909) 670-9328.

7. As a courtesy to visiting non-member Driver's, rental radios will be available. In order to reserve a radio please contact Andy Jones at (909) 670-9328.

Championship Points will be accumulated over the year and an Overall “Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprint Car Champion” will receive a Championship Award! For more information call the office at (951) 940-0134

Young Gun Sprint Cars

Driver Age – 14-25 (with no prior sprint car experience)

This division is open to Drivers ages from 14 - 25 years old with the following requirements;

· 14 and 15-year old’s must submit a Racing Résumé detailing their racing experience to the Perris Auto Speedway for their review and approval. Upon initial approval those applicants must then demonstrate their ability on the racetrack during a four-hour Tune and Test Practice session in front of the Speedway Management and Race Officials. The cost of the Tune and Test Practice is $500. If the Speedway Management approves an applicant, their name and experience will be submitted to the Speedway's Insurance Company for their final approval. Should at any time, an applicant is deemed not ready for competition, that applicant cannot submit an application until the following race season. All decisions from the Speedway and Insurance Company will be final. There is no appeal process.

· 16-25-year old with NO Sprint Car experience must submit a Racing Résumé detailing their racing experience to the Perris Auto Speedway Management for their approval. All decisions by the Speedway will be final. There is no appeal process. Any Driver that is over 21 that dominates the competition will be asked to move up to the USAC/CRA Division.

· Should anyone be approved for competition no matter what their age and prove not to be race ready anytime during the season, the Speedway Management can have the option to revoke their ability to continue racing for the remainder of the season.

· Drivers in this Division may compete in the Oval Nationals at the end of their season and maintain the status for the next season. However, if a Driver decides to run any additional USAC/CRA events during any season, they will lose their status as a PAS Young Gun.

This is a Non-Sanctioned Class – The engine rules are as follows; 360 cubic inches cast iron block, fuel injected or normally aspirated. No gaskets, restrictors needed. Engines exceeding 360 ci. with a maximum of 410 ci. except for Shwenke Spec. 377 will be required to run inlet Restrictors of 1 and 7/8 inch (to be installed in the top of the injector). No weight rule. No Tire Rule. Full Containment Seats and Head and Neck Restraint are recommended. In addition, all normal safety rules apply.

All cars will Pill Draw for starting positions in their Heat Race.

Heat Races will be 6 laps.

Main Event will be 15 Laps. Starting positions will be a blind draw by the winner of the first heat race. The inversion will be from 0 to 8 positions.

This is a “TROPHY ONLY” Division! The top three will be awarded Trophies. Pit Passes are $50.00.

Championship Points will be accumulated over the year and the “Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Champion” will receive a Championship Award!

If the car count for any event is 6 or less cars, the Young Gun Division will tag the back of the Senior Sprint Main. They will run a separate Heat Race.

RADIOS:

1. In an effort to minimize yellow flag laps and thus speed the show up for the participants and more importantly the race fans, all PASSCAR Drivers must have a one-way radio Raceceiver or radio set to the race/scoring frequency (464.5500).

2. The radios will be used strictly for line-ups and general information from the Scorer's and Race Director only.

3. Radios are to be provided by the Driver.

4. Drivers will not be permitted on the track without a radio and it must be on.

5. If a radio is found to have 2 way communications, the car and Driver will be suspended for two races and the Driver will be fined $250.00. The fine must be paid in full prior to participating in their next event.

6. Radios along with ear buds can be purchased from Andy Jones from the Oil Twins. You can find a link on our website under "PASSCAR RADIOS". An