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Zearfoss advances at Lincoln Speedway; Talladega and Magnolia on coming slate
Mar 20, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 12th | 736 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 20, 2023) – Although forced to utilize a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series provisional, the result of not qualifying for Lincoln Speedway’s Spring Showdown main event through preliminary efforts, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss did his best to persevere, and persevere he did, advancing 11 positions on the A-main grid to finish 19th at the final checkers.

In actuality, Zearfoss, ace of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, was just one spot shy of qualifying for main event competition, finishing sixth in his respective heat race.

Lincoln Speedway’s field included 49 entries; a stout contingent of Pennsylvania Posse were on hand to battle the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“We made the best of our situation and that’s all we can do. Hats off to this team. Starting 31st on a track like Lincoln Speedway is never an ideal circumstance, but we kept our heads on straight and did all that we could do,” Zearfoss said. “We would have liked a little better showing in front of our hometown fans and partners, but we’ll shake this off and try again when we come back to Central Pennsylvania.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with visits to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8. Hard charged from 18th to finish tenth in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday evening, March 5 – earned evening’s Hard Charger Award.

 

Dietrich finds top-ten against Greatest Show On Dirt; Three in a row on coming agenda

Mar 20, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 20, 2023) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing did their best to beat the best in the world on Saturday evening at Lincoln Speedway, and although the team came up just short, capping Lincoln’s Spring Showdown sixth in the main event rundown, they put together a fantastic effort, kicking things off with a heat race victory before finishing seventh in the evening’s dash.

Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, was the second-best Posse finisher in Lincoln’s 35-lap, $10,000-to-win main event, following Washington transplant Devon Borden, who finished third in the rundown.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-ten result was Dietrich’s sixth top-ten of the year; his second against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“Overall, a great effort by our team. We wanted to win for our Posse fans, but to gather a top-ten against a field like that is always special,” Dietrich said. “Hats off to all of the fans who came out to support Lincoln. It was cold and windy, but our fans are the best in the world. We couldn’t do it without them.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a trio of Central Pennsylvania starts on Friday through Sunday, March 24-26; Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway in respective fashion.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Racing Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 6
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Whittall battles WoO in the Pigeon Hills; Posse double on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 20, 2023) – An invasion by the nation’s finest attracted 49 entries for Lincoln Speedway’s Spring Showdown, and although Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall was unable to qualify for the 35-lap, $10,000-to-win main event, an evening of competition with the Greatest Show On Dirt allows for growth and knowledge, working to transfer that knowledge into future starts when the Series returns to Posse Country.

Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, capped his night with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in the Last Chance Showdown; he was 16th.

“Racing with the best in the world will only help us improve,” Whittall said. “We’ll get an opportunity to race them again in the future. All we can do now is look ahead and prepare for another busy weekend in Pennsylvania.”

ON DECK: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25; Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway in respective fashion.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 0 Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th. Finished seventh from 14th in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5 – Hard Charger Award.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

PERFECT RECORD: Rico Abreu claims World of Outlaws victory at Lincoln Speedway

Date: Saturday, March 18th Event: Spring Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (3rd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (March 20, 2023) - Weeks of off-season preparation certainly paid off for St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu, as the pilot of the ever-familiar Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing No. 24 sprint car found victory lane in his first time out, conquering World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 18.

Abreu, now a ten-time feature winner with the Greatest Show On Dirt, secured a $10,000 payday for his efforts, commencing his winning campaign from the second row before taking command from four-time World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, on lap 12. Abreu’s final margin of victory nearly surpassed the two second mark, cruising away from Sweet after his winning slider.

In all, it was a near-perfect evening in the Pigeon Hills for the Californian, opening action with a runner-up result during his respective heat race, soon followed by a third-place finish during the evening’s dash.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Abreu said. “It’s incredible for my team. I think that’s the coolest part for me is for my team to experience something like that. Those are definitely difficult wins to come by.

“Ricky [Warner] is obviously a very experienced crew chief and understands the ability to adapt quickly when it comes to crew chief decisions on racetracks that develop throughout the night,” Abreu continued. “My car was unbelievably fast. I was really lucky to get good track position and not have to fight too hard to get up front. Toward the end of the race, my car just kept getting better and better.”

There were 49 cars on hand for Lincoln Speedway’s Spring Showdown.

ON DECK: Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with visits to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25. The Rico Abreu Merchandise Trailer will be on hand.

SPECIAL THANKS: Rothwell Hyde, Abreu Vineyards, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ, Hill’s Racing

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com.

APPAREL: Rico Abreu Racing apparel online at www.shoprico.com Find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2023 season.

2023 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 1 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 1 Total Top-10s: 1

 

 

Sean Becker Sixth with Monhoff Racing at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting his 2023 season kicked off on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Sean Becker teamed up with Dan Monhoff and picked up a sixth-place finish.

“We had a really fast racecar all night long, and I am so thankful that Dan Monhoff wanted to go race on Saturday night,” Sean Becker said.

Going out late in qualifying time trials, Becker timed the Monhoff Racing No. 35 in ninth fastest which put him on the front row of his heat race alongside Cole Macedo.

When the heat race came to life, Becker and Macedo both had their elbows up and they duked it out for the opening two laps. Able to clear Macedo, Becker would secure the lead and go on and pick up the win which moved him into the feature and locked him into the nightly redraw.

Pulling the eighth pill, the Roseville, CA driver lined up in the fourth row to start the 25-lap feature event. As the race came to life, Becker slipped back to ninth before he worked into seventh on a lap one restart.

Running in seventh until the sixth lap, Becker then worked into sixth amidst a 20-lap green flag run as he chased after Tony Gomes who ran ahead of him in fifth. Running hard through traffic, Becker would slip back to seventh briefly before using a late restart to move back into sixth.

Hanging on to sixth during the final two laps, Becker capped his night off with a Top-10 during his first race of the year.

“Dan Monhoff does such a great job, and we had a really fast car,” Becker added. “Thankful to have a great team to work with and looking forward to our next race.”

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

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action on Saturday night back at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Charges Into Top-10 at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Placerville Speedway’s season opener on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg had a tumultuous start to the night. Having issues in qualifying and his heat race, Forsberg and crew would rally back and pick up a 10th place finish once the night came to a close.

“First and foremost, I want to give a huge shoutout to the Russel Motorsports group for getting the show in,” Andy Forsberg said. “We have been pounded with weather and the place was in great shape when we all showed up on Saturday night. As for us racing, we had an eventful night. We had a shock go bad in qualifying, didn’t get out of the heat, and then we did get rolling in the ‘B’ and the ‘A’, and ended up coming home with a 10th place finish.”

When the night came to life, Forsberg had an eventful qualifying session as a failing shock led to an ill handling racecar that relegated him to timing the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in 19th fastest.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Forsberg and company rectified their issues from time trials, but the Auburn, CA driver wasn’t able to race into the Top-Four as his fifth-place finish forced him into the night’s ‘semi’ feature event for one final shot to lock into the ‘A’.

Lining up fourth in the ‘B’, Forsberg came to life in the 12-lap race as he was able to make a couple of swift moves to work his way into the race lead. Able to pick up the win, Forsberg kept his night going as he moved into the 25-lap feature event and took the green flag from the 17th starting position.

With the waving of the green flag, Forsberg had a good start as he jumped into 13th on the opening lap until calamity ensued and the PHR Racing No. 92 fell victim and was stalled out in turn two.

Despite damage to both wings, Forsberg was able to restart as he tagged the field from the 20th position with just one lap scored.

Getting into 18th when the race came back to life, Forsberg was stuck back there as he was mired in traffic and looking for a way forward. Able to stay on the lead lap, Forsberg jumped into 16th on the ninth lap and was able to start making headway.

Cracking the Top-15 at the halfway point, Forsberg continue to climb as got into 11th with nine laps left in the race. Using a late restart to his advantage, Forsberg worked into 10th, where he would go on to finish.

“We got collected in a wreck on the opening lap, and got ran over by cars trying to stay fired and tore up our wings which is a bummer,’ Forsberg said. “Happy with how we ended our night, and hopefully the weather holds off and we can get another night in up on the hill this weekend with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night back at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Tony Gomes Scores a Top Five To Open 2023

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Tony Gomes kicked his 2023 season off with C&M Motorsports as he picked up a fifth-place finish aboard the Legacy Specialties Inc./Lund Construction/Anrak backed No. 7c.

“Saturday was a really good night for the C&M Motorsports team, and everything flowed really well,” Tony Gomes said. “Qualifying where we did, I knew I needed to win the heat, which I did, and it set us up well for the ‘A’.”

Kicking the night off, Gomes timed the Sam Rhodes/Alturas Tires/Swartz Diesel No. 7c in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials, which placed him on the front row of his impending heat race.

Lining up on the outside of the front row, Gomes was hard on the throttle when the field was given the green, and he never looked back. Laying down some impressive laps around the ¼ mile bullring.

Picking up the win, Gomes was not only locked into the feature event, but was also locked into the nightly redraw. As fate would have it, Gomes drew the seven pill and rolled off the starting grid from the fourth row for the 25-lap season opening feature event.

After a yellow on the race’s opening stanza, the ensuring restart was kind to Gomes as he was able to power his way into fifth as the lead pack broke away. Strung out, Gomes would hit his marks as he waited for traffic to see if he could cut into the advantage that the Top-4 had built up.

Slicing and dicing his way through traffic, Gomes continued to hold down the fifth position as the laps clicked down until a late caution flag took the leaders out of traffic.

The final restart of the night saw Gomes pressure Tanner Carrick for fourth, but the two-lap dash to the finish was not enough to get by, as Gomes capped the night off with a fifth-place finish.

“A top-five is a great way for us to kick our season off, and it is definitely something to build on,” Gomes added. “I am really appreciative that Cody and Mandi have extended the opportunity to drive for them again, and I appreciate all of Cody’s efforts in the pits along with Bobby and John.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Legacy Specialties Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, Kings Meats, American Paving Systems, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Fourth at Placerville Speedway’s Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: In a hotly contested feature event at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Tanner Carrick was right in the thick of things as he spent much of the race in the lead. Unfortunately, a close call in lapped traffic pushed him back to the fourth position the closing laps of the 25-lap affair.

“We had really good car speed all night long, and we definitely had a car to win,” Tanner Carrick said. “Traffic did get tricky, as I would get tight, and it bit us as we got squeezed in traffic and it opened the door for Shane Golobic, Justin Sanders, and Colby Copeland to get by as we were all battling amongst each other.”

A total of 25 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to kick off the track’s 2023 season, and Carrick got his night opened up by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T entry in fourth fastest overall.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver put on a show as he made a couple of swift moves to race his way to the lead. Going from fourth to first in his heat, Carrick was safely in the 25-lap feature event and was locked into the redraw as well.

Having lady luck on his side, Carrick pulled the one pill and put his entry on the pole of the finale. When the race came to life, Carrick jumped out to the early lead and led the first lap until the caution flag was needed and brought the action to a halt.

When the action resumed, Carrick again got the jump and dazzled the crowd as he was in a hotly contested battle with Shane Golobic, Justin Sanders, and Colby Copeland as they quickly reached the back of the field.

Though he would be scored the leader, things got extremely competitive as traffic came into play as the battle for the lead ramped up.

On the 17th circuit, Golobic would get by Carrick for the top spot, but the Lincoln, CA driver returned the favor on the next lap.

Continuing to run up front, a close call in traffic on the 20th lap forced Carrick to check up and it allowed Golobic, Sanders, and Copeland to get by.

Falling back to fourth, Carrick went on to cap his night off with a Top-Five finish.

“We raced really hard through traffic, we just got stuck in the grease late and it let those guys by unfortunately,” Carrick added. “Overall, pleased with how the night went, and it is good to be back up front at Placerville Speedway.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 3

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Scores Fourth Win of 2023

PETERSEN MEDIA- Austin Torgerson has meant business in 2023. A red-hot start to the season continued for the Medford, OR driver on Saturday night as he fended off younger brother, Ashton, to score his fourth feature event win of the year.

Heading to Adobe Mountain Raceway on Saturday night, Austin Torgerson was in action in the NOW600 Non-Wing Outlaw division where he lined the Safety-Kleen/SealMaster backed No. 88 up on the front row of his heat race.

Lining up alongside Eddie Hamblen, Torgerson got the jump and held the early advantage as Darren Brown rode in second and closed in on him. Fending off Brown early, Torgerson would ultimately slip back to second on the fifth lap, where he went on to finish.

Moving into the feature event, Torgerson had a prime starting position as he sat on the front row alongside Axton Romero.

Once the field was sent on their way, Torgerson jumped out to the early lead as he sent a torrid pace around the Adobe Mountain Raceway.

Calm and cool out front in the Safety-Kleen/SealMaster backed No. 88, behind him younger brother Ashton was on the move and up into the second position. Battling hard with his sibling, Austin Torgerson never wavered as he would hold his brother off and race his to his fourth win of the 2023 season.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will now make his debut in a winged Sprint Car this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-4, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Powers Way to First Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night looking to better his third place run at the track’s season opener, Dawson Hammes was successful in his efforts as he charged from eighth to score his first win of the 2023 season.

“Honestly, our night started out pretty rough, but we were able to turn it around and have a really good night,” Dawson Hammes said. “I want to thank my Mom and Dad, as well as my brother Carson for everything they do for me, and I really want to thank Joel Myers, Jr for coming out and helping us all night long.”

Hammes opened his night up by timing the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection backed No. 55D in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials before he picked up a fourth-place finish in heat race competition.

Gridding the field from the eighth starting position for the 25-lap feature event, Hammes got off to a quick start as he jumped into the Top-5 in the race’s first four laps.

Amidst a hornet’s nest of cars battling for position, Hammes slipped back to sixth before the first caution of the night paused the action.

Once the green replaced the yellow, Hammes came to life as he powered his way into fourth and quickly began reeling in the Top-Three as lapped traffic came into play. Slicing and dicing his way through traffic, Hammes made the right moves as he powered his way into the race lead in the race’s closing laps.

Once out front, Hammes continued to hit his marks as he capped off an impressive run from eighth to secure his first win of the 2023 season.

“After qualifying we regrouped and made some changes that really turned the night around,” Hammes added. “It was a great night with a lot of great people around. I’m excited to get all of my partners a win this early in the season.

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Hammes will make a return trip to Marysville Raceway this Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

Sanders Kicks Off 2023 at Placerville Speedway In Thrilling Fashion

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing the 2022 season at Placerville Speedway with a runner up finish last September, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports continued to show their dominance at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility, as Sanders opened the 2023 season at the track in victory lane in what was a photo finish over Shane Golobic.

“Man, I really don’t know what to say,” Justin Sanders said. “The top-four raced so hard and clean all night, I don’t think anyone of us ever touched as he battled. This was some of the most fun I have ever had in a racecar, and even if we ran second after all of that, I don’t think I could have been disappointed.”

With 25 cars on hand for the season opening at event at Placerville Speedway, Sanders opened up the night by timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. backed No. 4SA in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up second in his heat race, the Aromas, CA driver showcased a ton of speed around the red ¼ mile bullring as he worked his way to a second-place finish and secured a berth in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Sanders took the green flag from the second row on a very well prepared racing surface despite the recent rain in the area.

Jumping into third when the race came to life, Sanders would find himself amidst a torrid race long battle between Tanner Carrick, Shane Golobic, and Colby Copeland as they all jockeyed for position at the front of the field racing two and three wide at times as they played cat and mouse through traffic.

Officially running in third much of the race, Sanders was able overtake Tanner Carrick for second with five to go, though the tight battles remained until the yellow flag flew with three laps to go.

Restarting on the tail of Shane Golobic, the duo exchanged the lead on the race’s penultimate lap. Running second as the white was displayed, Sanders chased Golobic through turns one and two, before making a cross over move exiting turn four and beating him in a drag race to the finish by just .026 seconds as the crowd came to their feet in approval.

“I honestly didn’t know we won until I looked up at the scoreboard going down the back stretch,” Sanders said. “It was a really good race, and a great start to the season. Dale Miller has put together another great package for us, and we have a great group of supporters behind us.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic Inc., North County Plastering, Hangtown Billiards, 24 Hour Road Side Service, Anrak Corporation, Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Low Voltage Experts Inc., Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

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

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders are slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

HOVIS RUSH SERIES TO UTILIZE PIT PAY APP TO STREAMLINE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
By Mike Leone

(March 20, 2023) -
(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants will utilize the Pit Pay app to streamline the RUSH membership application process in 2023. The Pit Pay app is available free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Rather than having to print out and mail memberships or bring them to events, the Pit Pay app will allow RUSH racers to complete and pay for the annual membership form on their smart device with the memberships getting uploaded to RUSH instantaneously. Know that RUSH will continue to accept paper memberships by mail or in person.

Membership cost remains at $125 for all Weekly Series Championship programs, while Late Model members can add the Touring membership for an additional $100. A nominal service charge will apply to memberships processed via Pit Pay. Membership makes one eligible for RUSH Championship programs in addition to a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy.

To purchase your RUSH Membership in Pit Pay, download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, create your user profile, click on series at the bottom left, and scroll down or search for RUSH. From there, choose the RUSH division you'd like to sign up for and follow the prompts to fill out the membership form, e-sign the agreement, complete the purchase of the membership, and the complete the W9 form.

Download Pit Pay through the following link: Apple App Store or Google Play

"Every year there are racers that forget to send in their forms and some we just don't see in person," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Many of these racers lose out on collecting valuable championship point fund monies. We've had several racers ask in the past if we have an online membership process. We stress that this is simply an option and in no means is required, but feel it will streamline the process for many racers."

“We are excited to join with Vicki and the RUSH team,” said Frank Bolter, Founder and President of Pit Pay. “We do everything on our phone these days, and our tools make it easy for the racer to complete their RUSH membership in just a couple of minutes."

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Pit Pay Inc. is committed to developing technology and tools that give promoters the ability to execute a streamlined, major league experience event experience for their participants and fans.

The Pit Pay App in 2019 gave users the ability to purchase pit passes in advance for motorsports events across the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, Pit Pay Inc. launched sister app Kart Pass powered by Pit Pay specifically for the karting industry. In 2022, Pit Pay Inc. released the Ticket Hoss App, it’s mobile fan ticketing platform. For more information on the Pit Pay family of apps, visit PitPay.com

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, CrateInsider.com, and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Port City Raceway Tenth Annual POWRi Turnpike Challenge

Belleville, IL. (3/20/23) Preserving the core of the seasonal-opening POWRi competition, the pivoted Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway on March 23-25 rapidly approaches with extra incentives and added excitement.

Staying at Port City Raceway for the three-day season send-off, practice will ignite the experience on Thursday, March 23rd followed by the first dual event of the season on Friday, March 24th, and Saturday, March 25th.

Returning Top-10 placements from the 2022 points standings in each League (National Midget, West Midget, & Outlaw Micro) will receive one FREE pit pass each night of competition throughout the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge.

Featuring the fast-paced excitement of the POWRi National Midget League joining with the POWRi West Midget League, as well as action from the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micros presented by Engler Machine & Tool. To aid in the weekend racing action, the Dirt2Media NOW600 presented by Hi-Plains Building A-Class and the Restricted class have also been added for all nights in the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge.

Thursday, March 23rd | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
Open Practice: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, March 24th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 9:00 AM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $550, 6. $500, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $315, 12. $305, 13. $305, 14. $275, 15-22: $225.

Outlaw Micro League Payout: 1. $700, 2. $400, 3. $250, 4. $150, 5. $125, 6. $120, 7. $115, 8. $110, 9. $105, 10-22: $100.

Saturday, March 25th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6. $475, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $315, 13. $305, 14-22: $300.

Outlaw Micro League Payout: 1. $1000, 2. $400, 3. $250, 4. $150, 5. $125, 6. $120, 7. $115, 8. $110, 9. $105, 10-22: $100.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
National Midget League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803348
West Midget League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803349
Outlaw Micro League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803350

All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

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Building on a Solid Foundation Mar 20

by Ken de la Bastide

ANDERSON – Veteran campaigners in pavement sprint cars believe the 500 Sprint Car Tour is heading in the right direction. The 500 Sprint Car Tour presented by Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Part Stores is entering a second season with racing in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Kody Swanson was crowned the inaugural champion in 2022 and was the winner of the first race at Plymouth Speedway. “I enjoyed the first year because it was great to have pavement sprint cars on an annual season schedule,” Swanson said. “A chance to go to some new tracks and it was a lot of fun”.

“It was really encouraging to be supported by not only new fans, but also the new teams that joined us,” he said. “It has the potential to be better and continue to grow. Seems like there are more teams gearing up to go on the road and run more races.”

Tyler Roahrig is coming off back to back victories in the Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW and said the sprint car tour was “wildly successful”. Roahrig expects the car count to be higher in 2023 because there is a lot of interest in the tour. “It had a great car count, the racing was good and competitive, and we went to a lot of cool race tracks,” he said. “I think the fans really enjoyed the racing and seemed like everyone had fun and that was part of it.”

Bobby Santos III said the first year was more than successful, it was a great year for a start-up series. “The car count and competition was great and the quality of cars was great,” he said. “I only see it getting better.”

“The Little 500 is the premier event and to build around and create a series around it,” Santos said. “The second year I think the quality of the competitors is going to be better.”

Santos said the addition of Nashville and Toledo is exciting and the series will continue to go in the right direction and keep building on it. “I've raced at all the tracks and I'm excited about every one of them,” he said of the 2023 schedule. “I'm looking forward to Nashville because of the history, I like the bigger tracks.”

Billy Wease said the first year of the Tour was awesome. “We had some exciting races and everything was really competitive,” he said. “They've done an amazing job with the series, giving us cool tracks to go to and the car count seems to be getting bigger.”

 

 

HALLETT SCORES A CONSECUTIVE WIN AT SUNGOLD STADIUM

On his last visit to Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway Brock Hallett scored the biggest win of his career and his first at Premier Speedway. On Saturday night, Hallett chalked up another win to make it consecutive wins at the Wheelie Waste sponsored event, which was the penultimate round of the Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship and Eureka Garages & Sheds Series. Warrnambool received an early cool change during the morning, with temperatures not achieving the expected high temps, resulting in a juiced-up track that produced some tantalising lap times. Hallett opened his account with a blistering 10.24 second lap during qualifying, which was the quickest in his group and overall. Runner up in the Sprintcar feature, Supercar superstar Cameron Waters started his night in strong, clocking a 10.45 second lap to be fastest in group 1. Hallett was fastest in Group 2, with locals Jamie Veal (10.47) and Will Carroll (10.54) fastest in groups 3 and 4. The four qualifying heats were an invert of six, but it didn’t stop Waters from charging to position 2 by the chequers, with Pestka taking the win. Andrew Hughes powered away to win Heat 2, with Hallett also able to move his way forward from position 6, with Matthew Reed moving his way forward and continuing his challenge for another the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series title. Heat 3 saw the locals dominate, which saw Peter Doukas after a disappointing qualifying effort hold out Jamie Veal and youngster Ash Cook. Jett Bell saluted in Heat 4, taking the win by over two seconds from rookie Dane Court with Jordyn Charge finishing third, with McHugh and Carroll not being able to move as far forward as they would have hoped. At the completion of qualifying and heat races, it was Hallett who was the top point scorer. The top eight cars on points then moved into the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Shootouts. Josh Buckingham outshone more regular campaigners to set the fastest time in both the Bronze and Silver shootout, eclipsing Jamie Veal in the Silver Shootout, with Buckingham and Veal setting times in the high ten-second bracket. Onto the Gold Shootout, and it was Hallett and Waters who retained their positions, with Hallett recording a 10.55 second circulation. Seventeen cars battled it out in the B-Main for the six A-Main transfer spots where Jordyn Charge led home, Tate Frost, Ash Cook, Jordan Rae, Chris Solomon and Adam King. The eighteen-car field then assembled for the A-Main with Hallett and Waters off the front row, with Veal and Buckingham row two. However, Veal’s quest for a win ended on the first lap, clipping the turn 2 tyre on exit. Waters charged to the lead, but will Jett Bell spinning in turn 3 brought on the cautions. On the ensuing restart lap Hallett made the pass on Waters and was never headed, finishing 1.5 seconds ahead of Waters and Tate Frost after transferring from the B-main and starting fourteenth in the A-Main. Pestka was unlucky, holding third place until the second last lap when contact with the lapped car of Andrew Hughes sent them both over and out of the event. “The track was interesting tonight, I didn’t think the top would go away as much as it did in turns 3 and 4 which caught us out a little, but we had a super fast car and focussed on running a clean consistent race” Hallett commented in victory lane. Hallett also moves ahead of Veal into second position in the Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship heading into the final round on Easter Sunday. McHugh still maintains the lead by a mere six points. McHugh finished in position four, Charge in five with Carroll, Doukas, Jones, Bell and Reed rounding out the top ten. McHugh performed double duty to win the C&H Trucking Pro Sprint feature ahead of Daniel Storer and Sam Wren. It was teammates Jordan Rae and Andy Hibbert starting on the front row with Rae taking command off the start. However, behind Rae, McHugh who started from position six moved through the field to make the pass on Rae on lap 15 and take the lead in the Evans family 360 powered machine. McHugh took the chequers over five seconds ahead of Storer. Premier Speedway wishes to thank the Vintage Sprintcars for showcasing the Sprintcars of years gone by in their demonstration runs. The next event at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway is April 1st with the Pro Sprints Triple Crown, Super Rod Cup and Wingless Sprints.

 

 

Schatz and TSR look ahead to visits to Talladega and Magnolia

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 760 points

Date: Saturday, March 18th Event: Spring Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 20th (29th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 20, 2023) - It was a roller coaster evening in the Pigeon Hills for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, and despite a chaotic heat race that resulted in top wing damage from accidental contact by another competitor, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion persevered at the best of his ability, ultimately translating a provisional starting position into a 20th-place finish; Schatz started 29th on the Lincoln Speedway grid.

Schatz, driver of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, was forced to utilize a provisional starting position after not transferring through is respective heat race, nor the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

Although a tough trip to Posse Country, the Fargo, North Dakota, native is already looking ahead, taking aim at a pair of starts in the deep south starting with a visit to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Schatz’ swing through the southern states will continue at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, on Saturday, March 25.

Donny Schatz will enter the Talladega and Magnolia pair ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings padded by three top-ten finishes in his first six Series starts.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with visits to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: Races: 6 Wins: 0 Top-5s: 2 Top-10s: 3

 

 

Bayston ends shortened Pennsylvania invasion 11th; Alabama and Mississippi visits ahead

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 762 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (March 20, 2023) - In all, it was a consistent evening in the Pigeon Hills for hometown Outlaws, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, ultimately just missing the Spring Showdown top-ten by one position after a sound preliminary effort. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series program was supposed to compete on two occasions during the recent weekend, but Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the party at Williams Grove Speedway one night prior.

Bayston, a Lebanon, Indiana, native and one-time top-five finisher already in 2023, kicked-off Lincoln Speedway preliminary action with the sixth-fastest qualifying effort in Flight B, followed by a runner-up finish during his respective heat race. The heat result propelled Bayston to the evening’s Dash where he finished eighth; he started eighth in the evening’s 35-lapper.

“It was great getting back to Lincoln Speedway after coming off of a strong run there last year. Being the first night on new tires, we kinda had to start fresh, but we now have a great baseline and we can work off of that the rest of the year,” Bayston explained. “Battling through the heat race to qualify for the dash is always a bonus…gives us extra laps to figure out where we need to be. Definitely a strong start to our feature performance, but we ended up fading some at the end. A few poor restarts didn’t help our cause.

“Overall, a great effort by our team and I’m proud of everyone,” Bayston added. “We handled the new tire circumstances well and we’re already looking ahead to the coming weekend.”

The ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, No. 5 sprinter is currently eighth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by one top-five and two top-ten finishes.

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with visits to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING ANNOUNCES INCREASED MOHAVE PURSE AND SOLIDIFIES NEW PARTNER

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (March 18, 2023) – Western Midget Racing makes its Mohave Valley Raceway debut on Saturday night with an increased purse, and has solidified a new business partnership for the series.

Saturday’s race will pay $600 to win and $350 for second place thanks to the growing fields supporting Western Midget Racing.

WMR has also partnered with Jeff and Alexander Mead of Mead Performance. Mead Performance will be producing parts for WMR and offering a wide-range of services for WMR teams looking for parts, fabrication, and support.

The 2023 season opened with a 21-car turnout at Adobe Mountain Speedway and will span 8 venues and 19 total races. The best 12 finishes will be used to determine the series championship.

Pit gates open at 3:30pm with fan gates swinging open at 6pm at Mohave Valley. Racing gets underway at 7pm. Tickets are just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and older and military, $6 for children ages 6-12, and kids five and under are FREE. Pit entry is $45 for car and driver and $35 for all over adults. Pit passes for ages 12 and under are just $20.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway

3.31 Ocean Speedway

4.1 Antioch Speedway

4.29 Ventura Raceway

5.12 Ocean Speedway

5.13 Petaluma Speedway

6.9 Ocean Speedway

6.10 Petaluma Speedway

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash*

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic*

7.28 Ocean Speedway

7.29 Antioch Speedway

8.11 Ocean Speedway

8.12 Marysville Raceway

9.2 Bakersfield Speedway

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

BRODY ROA READIES FOR SATURDAY’S SOKOLA SHOOTOUT AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, March 16, 2023) One week after racing with teammate Tommy Dunkel at the Imperial Valley Raceway, Brody Roa is preparing for one of the longest-running sprint car races in Southern California, the 20th annual “Sokola Shootout” at Perris Auto Speedway. The race is this Saturday night, March 18th, and Roa comes into it as the point leader in the 2023 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings.

In his first two times driving an Inland Rigging-owned car, Roa scored the wins in the first two races of the 2023 USAC/CRA schedule at Brad Whitfield’s Cocopah Speedway in January. He carries a 14-point lead in the championship standings heading into Saturday’s race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval that is located 77 miles east of Los Angeles. In addition to winning both of the Cocopah mains, he also captured one of his two heat races on the weekend in his new DRC chassis.

At last year’s “Sokola Shootout” Roa scored a dominating win in his 10-lap heat race. For the 30-lap main event, he started seventh and finished sixth.

Last week’s races at Imperial, which were run during the California Mid-Winter Fair, drew a strong field of cars and fine crowds. The successful event was a rebirth of what used to be an annual tradition that carried on for decades when the original CRA raced during the fair. For Roa, it was his first race at The PAS. Dunkel, who lives in Murrieta, appeared on the fairgrounds track and finished seventh there last October.

The race was an open comp show. Meaning there were both 360s and 410s competing together. Dunkel was in his brand new DRC and Roa was driving a Maxim. Both were powered by Shaver 360s.

“It was the first time out in the new DRC chassis,” Dunkel said of his car at Imperial. “Between the new chassis and Brett & Brody Roa helping with setup and driving advice, it helped tremendously. We were able to post some decent times and hold our own out there. I ended up getting into it with a slower car (during Friday practice) and ended up getting upside down. The car did not get hurt too bad. Just some radius rods, a nerf bar, wheel, and tire. I got banged up a little bit and had some sore ribs.”

The big night at Imperial was Saturday. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, the sprint cars were competing for the winner’s $5000.00 paycheck. The first order of business on the night was heat races. The top five finishers from each heat moved straight into the main event. As luck would have it, Dunkel and Roa were matched up in the same heat. Dunkel managed to hold off the sixth-place driver to earn the final transfer spot into the A main. The driver he held off was Roa.

While Dunkel was locked into the A main, Roa had to go to the B to earn his ticket for a shot at the winner’s loot. He performed flawlessly in the B and won the race.

For the main, Roa had to start 16th, on the outside of row #8. That was directly behind new teammate Dunkel who was coming from 14th. Despite the fact that he was competing against some stout 410s, Roa was on a mission. The 2019 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series champion was weaving his way through the field. With 10 laps remaining, the Garden Grove, California veteran was all the way up to fifth and was pressing the drivers in third and fourth. However, disaster struck when one of the cars ahead of Roa and a lapper got together. Roa could not avoid the tangle and ended up done for the night with a junked racecar. He ended up 17th.

After Roa’s incident, Dunkel was left to fly the Inland Rigging flag by himself. He had advanced all the way to ninth when trouble set in and he ended up 16th.

“I was in the ninth spot with three to go and I had a steering gear failure,” Dunkel lamented. “Both of our nights ended kind of poorly. For myself, I was really happy with the weekend. We tore some stuff up but in the end, I am really happy with the DRC. I had a blast out there racing with those guys. They are going to have another show there in October and we’ll come back. We will come out swinging and hopefully, we will have some better results to show.”

Roa returns to action at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday and will be at Kings Speedway in Hanford next Friday. He will then journey to Arizona’s Mohave Valley on April 1st. That night it will be a two-car effort for Inland Rigging as Dunkel will make his USAC/CRA debut.

Spectator gates at Perris Auto Speedway will open at 5 PM on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Perris (92571). Advance tickets are available 24 hours a day at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 ern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA

 


 

BUSY BRADEN CHIARAMONTE WINS AT IMPERIAL – MAKES USAC/CRA DEBUT SATURDAY AT PERRIS

(El Cajon, CA, March 17, 2022) Coming off a convincing win in the “CLS/SWLS Best of the West” lightning sprint car main event last Saturday at the Imperial Valley Raceway, 16-year-old Braden Chiaramonte will be making his USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series debut this Saturday night, March 18th, at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to his win last Saturday at Imperial, he placed ninth in his first-ever full-size wingless sprint car race.

As a late replacement in the potent Sexton Gatlin Racing #3, El Cajon, California-based Chiaramonte dazzled the crowd in round #2 of the “Best of the West Series” that was co-sanctioned by the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. The fast-rising 16-year-old impressed the crowd in qualifying with a lap of 11.819. That was nearly half of a second faster than the number two qualifier.

The young driver who is known as “Spare Change” started on the outside of the third row in sixth in the first heat race. He didn’t stay there long. When the green flag waved to start the heat, he immediately went to the outside. By the time the field exited turn two on the first lap, he was already up to third! Going into turn one on the third circuit, he blasted into the second-place spot. The only problem at that time was the leader had established more than a half-straightaway lead. Chiaramonte immediately began chipping away at his disadvantage. Coming off turn 2 on the last lap, he had erased the leader’s colossal advantage and dove to the inside going into turn three. Putting the crowd on its feet, he tried to sneak up the inside on the run to the checkers but ran out of room and had to settle for a crowd-pleasing second-place finish.

When the lightning sprint 25-lap main rolled onto the track, Chiaramonte was on the inside of row three. The teen sensation began a march to the front on the third circuit. Running in sixth, he bravely went wide going into turn three. Much to the delight of the fans, by the time he exited turn four, he had passed two cars and was up to fourth. One lap later he flew by the previous night’s winner for third. He went to work again after a lap nine restart and by the time the 11th go-around was over, he was the race leader.

A couple more yellows slowed the action and allowed the rest of the competition to pull to his rear for restarts. Each time he pulled away and when the checkered flag ended it, he had a good size cushion between himself and his closest pursuer.

Earlier in the night, Chiaramonte placed second in the B main. That earned him a ticket to start near the back of the A main in his first-ever full-size wingless sprint car race. Having to come from the B main, he had to start near the back. Once again, he performed flawlessly. He methodically worked his way forward throughout the race. He stayed away from trouble and when the checkers came down, he had steered his Shaver Engines 360 to a very nice ninth-place finish against a field of seasoned veterans, many of whom were driving 410s.

Never one to turn down a challenge, Chiaramonte takes another step in his racing career this Saturday at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway. He will make his debut in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series in the 20th annual “Sokola Shootout.” The competition will once again be another step up and the famous Riverside County half-mile oval will be the biggest track he has raced a full-size sprint car on.

Spectator gates at Perris Auto Speedway will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Perris (92571). Advance tickets are available 24 hours a day at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his 2023 sponsors. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

As the full 2023 season is just starting to unfold, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp. Non Wing Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest/California Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

 

 

THREE TO LITTLE 500 HALL OF FAME IN 2023

Anderson, IN – March 17, 2023 – One former Little 500 car builder and two former Little 500 drivers are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 27 as part of the 75th Annual Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW Week. The Class of 2023 will be formally inducted at a luncheon at Anderson Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.

The “Class of 2023” includes Charlie Altfater, Jim Riddle, and Herman Wise.

Charlie Altfater (Bradenton, FL) Car builder who built cars that Sport Allen, Glen Feuerstein, Wayne Reutimann, Bill Roynon, Danny Smith, and Robert Smith drove in the Little 500; 1979 winner (Reutimann/Smith); second place finish in 1977 (Robert Smith) and 1980 (Bill Roynon); 1 pole 1977 (Robert Smith).

Jim Riddle (Brooksville, FL) Both driver and car owner; 1 start as a driver; 4 entries as car owner including 2000 race winner (Jim Childers); completed 1,540 laps as car owner; 3 top-5 finishes; led 64 laps. Brother of two-time Little 500 winner Frank Riddle.

Herman Wise (Taccoa, GA) Driver from 1970-73; one win (1971); one top 5; 1 top 10; led one race for 349 laps; 851 total laps completed; only driver from the state of Georgia to have won the race.

The 34th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 27. Seating is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance tickets will be the only way to guarantee a seat. Please order your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to: Little 500 Hall of Fame, 5027 Pearl St., Anderson, IN 46013. Tickets can also be purchased at the Anderson Speedway Box office. For more information, please call Anderson Speedway (765) 642-0206 or David Sink (765) 278-8231.

The Little 500 Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the history and heritage of the Little 500. Your support has helped us honor the wonderful people and traditions of the greatest sprint car race in the world. We are also grateful to our friends at Anderson Speedway, Star Bullets Visual Marketing, Simpson Performance Products, Little 500 Festival, and “Irish” Jim McCune Memorial Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Plaque sponsor Jim McCune.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints boast 22-race schedule for 30th anniversary season

3/16/2023

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (March 17, 2023) – The Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association has their 2023 schedule set with a 22-race campaign which travels to seven tracks in three different states in the upper Midwest. ​

River Cities Speedway has played host as the series’ home track since its inception in 1994 and will hold 11 NOSA events this season.

The 410 winged Sprint Car series will make a pair of stops at Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, Minn., Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. and Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, N.D. for the popular Governor’s Cup event.

The series will also make a stop at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D., and make it’s debut at I-94 EMR Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. on July 13th in an event co-sanctioned with the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Sprints.

The IRA Sprints will then follow the Northern Outlaw Sprints up to River Cities Speedway for the 2nd annual Buffalo Wild Wings King of the Wings on July 14th and 15th.

Last year’s King of the Wings event concluded in thrilling fashion as NOSA drivers Jade Hastings and Thomas Kennedy battled for the lead on the final lap until IRA’s Jake Blackhurst came from third to steal the win in the final set of turns.

River Cities Speedway will also host the ninth annual Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge on Aug. 18th, the Midwest Power Series in conjunction with NOSA on Sept. 1st, as well as five Wayne Anderson Cup events, which will have higher payouts and a separate points fund. Anderson was NOSA’s founder, a founding member of River Cities Speedway, and a long-time car owner and sponsor.

The 2022 NOSA season kicked off with Thomas Kennedy winning his first race back in a Sprint Car in over two years (due to the U.S./Canadian border closure from COVID-19), and ended with its winningest driver, Mark Dobmeier, claiming his third series title, and first since going back-to-back in 2003-2004.

The season will begin on May 5th at River Cities Speedway.

Complete Schedule:
May 5th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
May 12th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
May 19th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
May 27th: I-90 Speedway - Hartford, SD
May 28th: Huset’s Speedway - Brandon, SD
May 29th: Huset’s Speedway - Brandon, SD
June 9th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
June 30th: Brown County Speedway - Aberdeen, SD
July 1st: Buffalo River Speedway - Glyndon, MN
July 7th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
July 13th: I-94 EMR Speedway - Fergus Falls, MN (co-santioned with IRA)
July 14th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND (co-sanctioned with IRA)
July 15th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND (co-santioned with IRA)
July 21st: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
July 22nd: I-90 Speedway - Hartford, SD
July 23rd: Casino Speedway - Watertown, SD
July 28th: Dacotah Speedway - Mandan, ND
July 29th: Dacotah Speedway - Mandan, ND
Aug. 6th: Buffalo River Speedway - Glyndon, MN
Aug. 18th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND (Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge)
Sept. 1st: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND (co-sanctioned with Midwest Power Series)
Sept. 15th: River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND

 

 

SOKOLA SHOOTOUT IS STILL ON FOR SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, March 16, 2022) Despite being pounded by a heavy rainstorm late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, the 20th annual “Sokola Shootout” is still on for this Saturday night, May 18th, at Perris Auto Speedway. The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints, PASSCAR Super Stocks, and Street Stocks will all be in action on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

Despite the fact that the grounds of the facility were extremely wet from recent storms, up until Tuesday night the race was definitely on. However, a late night, early morning deluge hit the track beginning late Tuesday. Things became questionable when promoter Don Kazarian and his staff got a look at all the new water on the grounds on Wednesday morning. At that point, he deferred a decision on whether the race would take place until today. At around 11 AM, he gave the word that the race is still on for Saturday.

“We are definitely on for this Saturday,” Kazarian said after looking at the conditions when he arrived at the track on Thursday morning. “It is going to take a lot of work, but we will be ready. The pits will not be open for parking until noon on Saturday as we may still be working down there.”

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5. Children 5 years of age and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s race and every race at The PAS are available until noon on race day at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Races from Perris Auto Speedway will not be streamed on Flo Racing in 2023.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl
Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/
Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

March 18th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,
PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks And
Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST
April 8th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks,
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
April 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns
Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprints Plus “Power Of Purple Night”
Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East
April 22nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers
April 29th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East
May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,
PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning
Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”
Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside
County East
June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers
June 10th “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA
SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars
Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay
For Life Riverside County East
June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East
July 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS
Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”
Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East
July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers
August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
August 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint
Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display
Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society
Relay For Life Riverside County East
September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -
DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND
INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS
September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks
September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -
Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And
Insane Double Deckers
October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks
PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts
November 11th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young
Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

MATT McCARTHY AND LOGAN WILLIAMS MAKE THEIR SEASON DEBUTS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Ontario, CA, March 16, 2023) The familiar faces of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams will make their 2023 season debut this Saturday, March 18th, at Perris Auto Speedway in the 20th annual “Sokola Shootout” for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

Competing at the track that is located closest to the team’s Ontario, California race shop, McCarthy and Williams have hundreds of laps on the famous Riverside, County half-mile clay oval. Last season McCarthy, who lives in nearby Riverside, California, started five main events at Perris. He had two top-10 finishes including a season-best 7th on March 26th. Yorba Linda, California’s Williams started four main events on the track that is located at the base of the Lake Perris Dam. He had two top-10 finishes with a season-best fifth-place result on June 26th.

Away from Perris, Williams's best finish of the season in the series was a fourth and he accomplished that twice. The first took place at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 14th. The second occurred at the grand re-opening of the Santa Maria Raceway on August 6th.

For McCarthy, the seventh-place finish at The PAS in March was also his best result of the year in the series.

After the season openers at Cocopah, the series was supposed to be in action two weeks ago at the Central Arizona Speedway. However, that race was wiped out by heavy rain. Thus, McCarthy and Williams will have only missed two races and will be able to climb in the series point standings. Last year Williams ended up ninth in the championship standings and McCarthy was one spot behind him in 10th.

The son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Williams’ championship in the inaugural Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series. One year later he was named USAC/CRA “Rookie of the Year.” Three years after that, McCarthy was the club’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2017.”

Each driver will be using a DRC chassis with FK Shocks in 2023. McCarthy will be using a Kistler engine and Williams will be running a Shaver power plant.

Despite the fact that the Perris track was pounded by heavy rains overnight on Tuesday, racing will still take place this Saturday. When officials first looked at the drenched facility on Wednesday morning, they questioned if they could get the track in shape and be ready to go. However, on Thursday morning promoter Don Kazarian announced that the facility will be ready for action.

For those who wish to see McCarthy and Williams in action this week, advance tickets are available at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on race night. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 lake Perris Drive in the city of Perris. The track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Be sure to visit the pits and meet both friendly Flowdynamics drivers after the races this weekend and pick up one of their fine-looking team shirts.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, , Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 14th B Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st B Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st A Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 23rd A Main

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

April 13 Test and Tune all divisions 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

April 20 @ 6:00 pm Opening Night All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Crate Modifieds, FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks, Slingshots

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway getting new clay in place for start of 2023 season

(BLOOMSBURG 3-17-23): In just about a month’s time racing will get underway at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway which begins the third season at the 3/8-mile dirt oval located inside the historic Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg.

And as the anticipation mounts there has been a flurry of groundwork taking place both on and off the track in preparation for the Thursday, April 20 season opener.

Under the direction of Rich Tobias – who is part of the promotional team that includes Steve O’Neal and Dino Oberto – the track surface has been the focus of attention with most of the emphasis in turns three and four.

It was no mystery that drivers had noted those two corners should have more banking and that’s exactly what Tobias went to work on, adding his magic touch of keen track prep that has been very successful at Action Track USA in Kutztown where he co-manages on Wednesday nights with Doug Rose.

This past week the third and fourth turns where scraped. Once that was done Tobias completely re-contoured the banking with new dirt and limestone clay. The result is close to four feet of added banking.

“For years I lived around limestone quarries and I looked at them making roads and I always said that limestone clay would make for a great track and that’s what we always used at Action Track USA and it’s also the same clay they use at Port Royal Speedway,” said Tobias.

“We were just very fortunate that some farmer in a field dug down and said, ‘Hey I think I got something that you may want,’ and we went and looked at it just two miles down the road from the race track and it was an awesome vein of great limestone clay which we’ll be covering the race track with.”

The first and second turns had similar work done last season and Tobias felt there was not as much effort needed on that end of the surface. In all there are plans to have close to 100 truckloads of clay brought in. The clay was sent out to be tested and was approved, showing low sand content.

“They already did a great job reshaping (turns) one and two which I did do a little more contouring change to that. Three and four we’re basically doing what they did to one and two which is to make it for sure sixty-five feet of multi-groove racing,” he said.

Tobias was also working out the design of a new inner oval which will be used for the Slingshot race cars that will be running as part of the night’s regular program.

The Slingshot mimics a scaled down dirt Modified and is powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine. They give drivers the opportunity to race without the large investment of motorsports and these purpose built race cars are designed for 1/8 to 1/3 mile dirt and pavement speedways.

“It’s going to be a challenging race track and it will be very close to the same size as what the Trenton indoor race was. Everyone knows how exciting the race there was for the 600 Micros and hopefully the Slingshots will be looking forward to some great new challenging aspect here at Bloomsburg,” noted Tobias.

“The biggest thing with the Slingshots they’re going to be running in front of this awesome grandstands. And with this type facility along with Action Track and some of the other tracks we have, it’s great that the Slingshots have the opportunity to compete at a facility like Bloomsburg.”

Additionally there will be 100 arborvitaes planted around the outside wall starting in turn one and along the back straight into turns three and four.

“It’s all good especially for the first time being able to work on the track. They have great equipment and great people that give me what I need to do the job right and I’m looking forward to the big change we’re going to have with the whole surface and the type of racing and atmosphere,” said Tobias.

“It’s very exciting looking forward to the start of the 2023 season here. They did a great job building it and we’re just refining it. Fairgrounds are what made auto racing in central Pennsylvania and most of all your key race tracks were fairgrounds and to be able to work at one like I do at Kutztown and now here at Bloomsburg, I feel the racers should be ultimately excited to be able to race at a fairgrounds type of atmosphere,” offered Tobias.

“Certainly come September getting to race at one of the biggest fairs in the country is going to be incredible. The opportunities for the racers to showcase on a great race track is just endless.”

The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will continue to keep up its goal of presenting action packed family entertainment at a good value. This year will also be a bit of a different feel as the track will run more standard divisions and for the first time there will be class champions crowned when all is said and done.

The season begins April 20 and continues through September 28 during the 168th Bloomsburg Fair. The regular line-up will be the headlined by the USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs along with the 602 Crate Modifieds, the 4-Cylinder Stocks that will be run under the SCDRA rules and the Slingshots.

Weekly driver meeting will take place at 6:00 pm followed by warm-ups at 6:15. Heats and qualifying will get underway starting at 7:00. Pits will open at 5:00 and grandstands at 6:00. Pits are $30 per person and grandstands are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, active military and students. Kids 6-12 are $5 under 6 are free.

For up to date news please visit the track’s website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/

 

 

Flyin’ Ryan Timms Set to Make Debut at Lincoln and Williams Grove

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to follow the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during the early portion of 2023, Ryan Timms is set for more firsts this weekend as he makes his first visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.

“I am excited to finally get the chance to a race at a couple of iconic tracks in Pennsylvania,” Ryan Timms said. “I don’t really have any expectations heading into this weekend because I know it is going to be tough. The World of Outlaws drivers are tough, and PA has a really strong local contingent and then you mix that in with a couple of tricky places and I really hope to learn a lot.”

With weather wreaking havoc all across the country, Timms and company made the decision to head East and continued to run with the World of Outlaws after last weekend’s doubleheader at Port Royal was cancelled to rain.

Taking an opportunity to return to his roots last weekend, Timms hooked up with Joe B. Miller and wheeled a Micro Sprint at Port City Raceway in Oklahoma, but now is ready to resume action aboard the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T.

“We have really been testing ourselves to open this season, and this weekend will be another good test, and another chance for me to learn against some really tough competition,” Timms said. “I am looking forward to it, and the whole team is excited to get going again after a weekend off.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Timms will travel to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 16

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 40; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, both 39; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, both 37; 8. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 36; 9. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, and Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, both 35; 11. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, and Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., both 34; 13. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 33; 15. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 32; 16. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, and Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, both 31; 18. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, and Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., both 30; 20. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, 29.

State Point Standings

Texas – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 40; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, both 39; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, both 37; 8. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 36; 9. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, and Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, both 35; 11. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, and Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., both 34; 13. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 33; 15. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 32; 16. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, and Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, both 31; 18. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, and Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., both 30; 20. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, 29.

 

 

Extensive rainfall and saturated grounds force Thunderbowl Raceway to cancel March 25th event

Tulare, CA…Having already lost the High Limit opener, Thunderbowl Raceway has announced the scheduled USAC/CRA and KOT 360 event on March 25th has also been canceled due to the record rainfall, which has doused the surface and facility for weeks.

The new opener at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare will now occur on Friday and Saturday April 14th and 15th. The second annual “Dennis Roth Classic” will showcase the NARC 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360s each night.

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at Log into Facebook

The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

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Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway 2023 Schedule

Friday April 14th: Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Dennis Roth Classic) Saturday April 15th: Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Dennis Roth Classic)

Saturday April 29th: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl (E.M. Tharp/Golden State Peterbilt Classic)

Saturday May 6th: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars (Central California IMCA Clash- Kris Mancebo Memorial)

Saturday May 20th: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Chris and Brian Faria Memorial)

Saturday October 14th: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Trophy Cup Tune-Up)

Thursday October 19th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing Friday October 20th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing Saturday October 21st: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing

 

 

Podium for Covington at Magnolia

News Date: 3/15/2023

Matt Covington Racing GLENPOOL, Ok. (March 15, 2023) Matt Covington closed out the early season USCS stretch with a with solid podium and 3rd place effort this past Saturday night.

Covington’s 3rd place run was to be the only one of the originally scheduled double-header weekend due to Friday’s rainout at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

“We were pretty fast all night”, stated Covington. "The draw was deep but ended well for us as we were able to win the heat from 5th. During the dash, the track was still tacky and fast so we were good, but didn’t have enough laps to move up much. We started 4th in the feature. We had the speed and I worked up into second to challenge for the lead. The track still had a ton of grip and when I went to pass for the lead, the car bicycled, costing us a couple of spots. Fortunately, I was able to get one back to finish 3rd. It was frustrating knowing we definitely had a winning car but missed the win. But on the flip side, it gives me confidence going into the ASCS season. It’s been good for me and my new crew guy to get some experience together for a few races. Steven is still learning, but he’s done a great job and is working hard.”

Next up for Covington and the team was scheduled to be the ASCS National Tour season kick off at the famed Devil’s Bowl Speedway this weekend. However, the weather has forced the cancellation of that event. Unless plans change, Covington and team will most likely return to team headquarters in Oklahoma to regroup for their next event.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making this 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: TBD

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

MERCHANDISE: Check back soon for New 2023 shirts that are in process and will be on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com shortly. A few 2022 shirts left over and on sale now (limited sizes).

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Port City Raceway Tenth Annual POWRi Turnpike Challenge
 

Belleville, IL. (3/15/23) Maintaining the staple of the seasonal-opening POWRi competition, the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge has pivoted and relocated to the speedy and smooth racing surface of Port City Raceway on March 23-25.

Staying at Port City Raceway for the three-day season send-off, practice will ignite the experience on Thursday, March 23rd followed by the first dual event of the season on Friday, March 24th, and Saturday, March 25th. Featuring the fast-paced excitement of the POWRi National Midget League joining with the POWRi West Midget League, as well as action from the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micros presented by Engler Machine & Tool. The Dirt2Media NOW600 presented by Hi-Plains Building A-Class and the Restricted class have also been added to all nights in the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge.

Thursday, March 23rd | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
Open Practice: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Pit Pass: $25.00

Friday, March 24th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 9:00 AM
General Admission: 5:30 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps
Pit Pass: $40.00
General Admission: Adults – $15.00 | Senior & Kids(Ages 6-14) – $12.00 | Veterans/First Responder & Children Under 5: FREE
Divisions Competing: POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micro League, NOW600 A-Class & NOW600 Restricted.

Saturday, March 25th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps
Pit Pass: $40.00
General Admission: Adults – $20.00 | Senior & Kids(Ages 6-14) – $15.00 | Veterans/First Responder & Children Under 5: FREE
Divisions Competing: POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micro League, NOW600 A-Class & NOW600 Restricted.

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

“Track Tribute to Williams Grove” This Summer in Knoxville!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) March 14, 2023 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum hopes to see you this summer for our “Track Tribute to Williams Grove” exhibit! The exhibit will be on display May 1 through October 1, and features the cars, memorabilia, and much more from one of the most revered tracks in sprint car and motor racing history, Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania!

Up to ten sprint cars and several items of memorabilia will be exhibited in honor of the famous central Pennsylvania half-mile!

The cars that are scheduled to be on display this summer include the John Gerber #15 driven by Tommy Hinnershitz to the first feature win ever at Williams Grove in May of 1939, Ted Horn’s “Baby” #1, the Miracle Power Special #2 driven by Hinnershitz, the Roy Morral #880 driven by Smokey Snellbaker, the Bogar #99 driven by Jan Opperman, the “1 of 1” #69 driven by Van May, the Boops Aluminum #1 driven by Lynn Paxton, the Weikert #29 driven by Doug Wolfgang, the Harz #88H driven by Fred Rahmer and the Beam #88 driven by Todd Shaffer.

In addition, many items of memorabilia and track artifacts will be a part of the exhibit.

“We feel this is a tremendous tribute to Williams Grove,” says Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “We’ve tried to take a good cross section of cars and memorabilia from one of the most historic venues in the east. We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR), the Woodland Auto Display in California, Brian Coffey, Jeff Durr, Adail Gayhart, Barry Klinedinst, Bob Risser and Todd Shaffer. I think we have a collection that will invoke the memories of any sprint car fan who has ventured to central Pennsylvania!”

The talented Randy Frank will return to do the artwork adorning the t-shirts and posters associated with this year’s “Track Tribute to Ascot Park.” You’ll be able to purchase them when available at he museum, by visiting www.SprintCarStuff.com or by calling 641 842-6176.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Chino, CA, March 14, 2023) After nearly a month off since opening the season in the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Eddie Tafoya Jr will return to where it all started for him in sprint cars, Perris Auto Speedway, for the “20th Annual Sokola Shootout” this Saturday, March 18th. It is the final race for Tafoya before he heads out on the road to rejoin the national series in Texas beginning on April 27th.

The long layoff was not in the original plans for the 25-year-old Chino Hills, California resident. After making the main event at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on February 18th, Tafoya and his crew returned to Southern California. Plans were to be back in action with the USAC/CRA Series at the Central Arizona Raceway. However, rains early in the week left the racing facility just like the swamps Tafoya toured in his off days in Florida, and the two-night show was canceled.

In 2022, Tafoya qualified for all nine USAC/CRA main events in Perris, which is only 35 miles away from his home. Three of those races were at November’s Oval Nationals and included the top drivers from the USAC National Sprint Car Series. Of those nine appearances, the handsome driver placed in the top 10 five times and was in the top five on two occasions. His best finish at the track which is located 77 miles east of Los Angeles, came on June 25th when he placed fourth. His best finish in the USAC/CRA Series in 2022 came when he placed second at the Cocopah Speedway on January 28th.

At the 2022 “Sokola Shootout, Tafoya finished eighth in the 30-lap main event. That came a little over a month after he was clobbered by another car and ended up in a heap against the turn one fence in the A main at the “So Cal Showdown.” Fortunately, he climbed out of the car unscathed, but the machine was destroyed.

After this week’s “Sokola Shootout,” Tafoya and the team will have over a month off before getting back on the track with an ambitious five-race, 10-day schedule. The five races will take place on three different tracks. Like many races on his 2023 schedule, the three tracks will all be new to Tafoya. The first of the five will be at Rocket Raceway in Petty, Texas. Following that event, Tafoya and crew will head 90 miles south to the famous Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite for two nights on April 28th and 29th.

The journey will continue when the team heads 1000 miles northeast to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Ohio for the annual “Let’s Race Two” weekend. There, Tafoya and the remainder of the USAC National stars will race two straight nights on a program that will include the legendary World of Outlaws. Like Devil’s Bowl, Eldora is near the top of most sprint car fan’s and driver’s bucket lists.

Tafoya qualified for two of the four main events during his February swing through Florida. One race was canceled by rain and Tafoya missed one show with fuel line problems on the great-looking #51T. In the two main events he qualified for, he placed 13th at Volusia Speedway Park on February 14th and was 21st at Bubba Raceway Park four days later. He is currently 22nd in USAC National Sprint Car points.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the 2023 campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 TBA

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

 

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continues relationship with Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…One of the recognizable partnerships in Northern California motorsports over the years has involved the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships support of Placerville Speedway, which continues this season.

In addition to coming back as a weekly partner, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships also returns as title sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division. The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars will compete in 14 events this season at the Placerville bullring. Opening night occurs this Saturday March 18th and the finale takes place on Saturday August 26th during “Legends Night.”

“We are enthused to have Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continue their long-standing support of Placerville Speedway”, said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “Our history with Thompson’s goes back to 2001 when I began racing Sprint Cars. Having them return as title sponsor of the Winged Sprint Car division is an important thing for the speedway and we could not be happier. Our goal is to continue making Placerville a destination on Saturday nights.”

Ron Thompson attends as many races as possible throughout the season and has a huge passion for Placerville Speedway and the sport, which makes it a driving force behind the long-time partnership.

Jeff Thompson is also a lifelong fan of racing and is pleased to continue the company’s relationship with Placerville Speedway saying, “Growing up, both my mom and dad raced every weekend, so motorsports has always been a huge part of our lives. We have always loved coming to the track and are amazed by all the loyal fans. Being a part of Placerville Speedway and its unique history is as hometown as it gets. We love this old dirt track.”

One of the more anticipated nights of the year will be presented on Saturday June 24th, which is designated as Thompson’s Auto “Fan Appreciation Night.” The event routinely plays host to a full grandstand of inspired race fans and has become a staple on the schedule.

Kami Arnold of RMI also spoke about the long-time partnership with Thompson’s Family of Dealerships. “Some say the key to success is surrounding yourself with great people and we are very fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Thompson's. Their family and company representatives are simply amazing and we’re extremely happy to be associated with them.”

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

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS DEBUT NEW FORMAT FOR APRIL 29 RETURN TO SHOWTIME

March 14, 2023 – Tampa, Florida – The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) today announced an addition to its 2023 schedule. A return date to Showtime Speedway has been added. The latest addition to the schedule will be round #4 of the 2023 championship chase.

With the addition of the April 29 Showtime Speedway event, a new and unique format for this race only has been added. The nights racing action will be highlighted by twin 25 lap features with each event paying $1000 to win. Each 25-lap feature winner will receive full accolades including a trophy and victory lane celebration in addition to the announced winner’s purse.

The event will pay $250 to start each feature event guaranteeing teams $500 for the night. In addition, teams must complete both events with the same set of rear tires to help keep costs down for the night. By comparison a standard SSSS purse for 18 cars is $8500. The total purse for the same number of cars on April 29 will be $10,500.

The first 25 lap feature will be lined up with its standard point average procedure. The second feature will be lined up with an inversion that will be determined and announced later.

SSSS series officials also announced their intentions to eventually create a 602-crate series at some point if there is enough interest. Existing 602 crate teams are being encouraged to compete in 2023 SSSS events. A separate set of points will be kept for 602 crate competitors and a SSSSS 602 crate champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the season.

There have been two SSSS events contested thus far in 2023 with defending champion Davey Hamilton Jr. winning both events. The series will be back in action April 8 at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida.

For more info on this event please follow the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series Facebook page or log onto www.showtimespeedway.us

 

 

Huset's High Bank Nationals Showcasing Big Money and Top Talent This Summer

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (March 15, 2023) - The best of the best in the sport of winged sprint car racing will invade Huset's Speedway this summer during one of the premier events in short track racing.

The high-banked dirt oval welcomes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the 2nd annual Huset's High Bank Nationals, running June 21-24. The event will feature a $750,000 purse with the main event on June 24 paying a record $250,000 to the winner as well as $5,000 to start.

The three preliminary nights pay $20,000 to win and $1,200 to start.

That payout will draw elite national drivers as well as the full-time competitors on 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Huset's Speedway has featured a healthy car count as well as parity in recent years, featuring a different winner during each of the last six World of Outlaws A Main and 11 different winners in 14 races during the last decade. Only Huset's Speedway sponsored competitor David Gravel, last year's Huset's High Bank Nationals winner Sheldon Haudenschild and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz have multiple triumphs during that span.

Tim Kaeding was victorious in 2013 with Mark Dobmeier visiting Victory Lane in 2014. Schatz scored a triumph in 2015 and in 2016 with four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet also winning that year. Haudenschild and NASCAR star Kyle Larson posted wins in 2020 with Gravel winning twice and Aaron Reutzel scoring one triumph in 2021. Last year's races were won by Spencer Bayston, Michael 'Buddy' Kofoid and Carson Macedo prior to Haudenschild's victory.

With a record payout on the line, the field is expected to include most of the top racers in the country. Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

A $500 entry fee is due for competitors. If paid by June 1, 2023, the entry fee is completely refundable upon arrival at the track for the Huset's High Bank Nationals. A $500 entry fee will be due at the track for any team that competes without pre-registering.

Teams can pre-register at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 


 

Austin McCarl Nets Two Top-10’s in Opening Weekend of Work

PETERSEN MEDIA: Dealing with wet weather out West, Austin McCarl and Country Builders Racing found sunshine in Arizona and kicked their season off over this past weekend with a fourth and seventh place finish at Central AZ Raceway.

“It was really nice to find some dry weather and get to work,” Austin McCarl said. “Friday got cut short, but we had a really good car and I felt it gave us great momentum heading into Saturday night.”

McCarl kicked his season off Friday night as he lined the Country Builders Construction/Ochoco West Lumber/BMRS backed No. 88 up on the pole of his heat race.

Turning his first competitive laps of 2023, the Altoona, IA native mashed the gas and jumped out to the early lead. Leading from start to finish, McCarl picked up the win and earned a spot in the nightly redraw for the feature event.

Pulling the seven pill, McCarl took the green flag from the fourth row on the slicked off racing surface. Racing into sixth on the third lap, McCarl was into the Top-Five by lap six and then he quickly raced into fourth.

With a very good car underneath him, McCarl closed in on the lead trio of DJ Netto, Dominic Scelzi, and Logan Forler until the caution flew on the ninth lap. With the waiving of the caution, time became an issue as track officials dealt with an on track incident and the call was made the end the race as ‘The Big Unit’ was credited with a fourth place finish.

Gaining some confidence from the speed he had on Friday night, McCarl returned to action on Saturday where he again raced his way to a win in his heat race and earned a berth in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the four, McCarl rolled off the starting grid from the second row. When the racing action came to life, he was able to hold his own in the top three as the track soon began laying rubber.

With multiple cautions slowing the race and not working out in McCarl’s favor, the new father endured some bad luck coming to the checkered flag as he blew a tire and limped across the line where he was officially scored seventh.

“All in all I am happy with how we started, and am looking forward to getting our season off and running where we can race consistently,” McCarl said. “Thanks to the Offill family, everyone at Country Builders, and all of our sponsors for their continued support.

Austin McCarl and Country Builders Racing would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walkers, Tucker Trucking, Kolthoff Electric, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, Stealth Cam, Bosma Family Farms, Muddy, HRP, Penske Racing Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Engler Machine, Aurora Rod Ends, Schoenfeld, Wilwood, Smith Ti, Kistler Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Moyle Engines, Justice Brothers, SeaFoam, Hinchman Indy, Bell Helmets, Maxim Chassis, B. Scadden Design, and Octane Ink for their continued support.

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

ON TAP:

 

RECORD RAINFALL FORCES CANCELLATION OF HIGH LIMIT OPENER AT TULARE

TULARE, CA — March 15, 2023 — Unfortunately, the 2023 High Limit Sprint Car Series season opener will have to wait a bit longer.

Originally scheduled for next Tuesday, March 21, Thunderbowl Raceway’s $23,023-to-win, non-points “Family Feud” presented by Sonoma Raceway has been canceled. Series and track officials agreed to make the call following unseasonably record rainfall which has doused the surface and facility for weeks now.

The event will not be rescheduled. The High Limit opener now moves to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Tuesday, April 11, and it’s a big one. Shane Stewart’s Heartland of America Showdown presented by Team Trackhouse will not only begin the championship chase, but it also pays $50,000-to-win.

Tickets for the Lakeside opener are available for purchase at Ticket Hoss. For those unable to attend, FloRacing will have live coverage of every High Limit races. Stay tuned to the High Limit Racing social channels as we continue to unveil more exciting news ahead of the 2023 season.

Learn more about the High Limit Sprint Car Series online and at the following social media accounts:

Twitter – @HighLimitRacing

Instagram – @HighLimitRacing

Facebook – /HighLimitRacing

TikTok – @HighLimitRacing

YouTube – @HighLimitRacing
2023 High Limit Schedule

Tuesday, April 11 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS ($50,000-to-win)
Tuesday, April 25 – 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, May 2 – Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, May 16 – Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH ($32,023-to-win)
Wednesday, May 31 – Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, June 6 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, July 25 – Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, August 15 – Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, September 26 – Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA ($50,000-to-win)
Tuesday, October 3 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, NJ ($23,023-to-win)
Tuesday, October 10 – Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN ($23,023-to-win)

 

 

Blake Bower Eyeing Return To Racing Action!

By: Chris Santos

3/14/22... Back in November at Merced Speedway, Blake Bower would be running with the USAC National Midgets during their West Coast swing. During what was a normal heat race, things would take a quick turn. Blake would come out of turn two on the final lap, when he got into the fall, and went for a nasty ride.

It would end up being a very scary wreck for Blake. The wreck would keep Blake out of action for the rest of the National Midget West Coast swing, with multiple serious injuries. "It was definitely one the most scary situations I have ever been in, it happened so fast and had absolutely no time to react to anything." Blake stated, "Every hit just continued to hurt more and more and I didn't know when it was going to end."

Blake would end up breaking his arm, snapping his ulna in two, and breaking his left kneecap. Despite the injuries, the first thing on Blake's mind after the wreck was of course, racing.

"I wasn't worried about how bad I got hurt. There were just so many questions and thoughts going through my head. Could i have prevented it? Am I going to drive next year? The only thing I could do was just think about next year and wait."

As the 2023 season approaches, Blake has quickly made his way back to 100% and is ready to roll for the 2023 season. He plans to spend the 2023 season running for Tony Boscacci with the WMR Midget series. However, Blake is still looking for USAC Midget & Sprint Car rides for the 2023 season.

Reflecting on the wreck, and going into 2023, Blake is trying to take every positive he can from an unfortunate situation & learn from it.

"I've learned so much over the time I was off and it really helped having the time to go to the shop & help Tony." Blake added, "I've been learning how I can improve being a better driver on and off the track, and taking the time to really understand how the cars work."

With the 2023 season quickly approaching, Blake is ready to go & is grateful for all the people who help make his racing career possible. "The people i want to thank the most is my car owner Tony Boscacci and my dad for all the hard work they do and for giving me the opportunity to live my dream racing these cars."

Blake would like to thank his sponsors; #OrlandPublicAutoAuction, #NationalTowing, @mountaincascade, @cascade_motorsports, #ArborSpecialties, @zmaxraceproducts, @linex_of_pittsburg_ca, #VanDyneEngineering, @soldbuyguys, #EKTrucking, #RainForRent, #team1industries, #trivalleyhose, @motivatedeyewear, Al and christy Huggans, and Ron Singh.

Next Race: TBA

 

 

Let’s Try This Again; Racing Slated for This Saturday

(Marysville, CA 3/14/23)…Marysville Raceway is excited to announce a “make up” race for this Saturday, March 18th. “We have another slight window in the weather this weekend and we are hopeful to squeeze in a race this Saturday,” said Dennis Gage.

Competitors take note, with the cancelation of Stockton Dirt Track, we are adding the Hobby Stocks to the line-up. So, in totality, we host the winged 360 sprint cars, Crate Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hobby Stocks. All four divisions are slated to make their first championship point show of 2023.

As of now, if you can’t attend as a fan, NorCalSpeed.tv, is scheduled to broadcast the nights racing. Head to their website to purchase this race.

Pit gate opens at 2:30 pm. Front gate 5 pm. Cars on track 5 pm. Prices for all regular season events will be $17.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors/juniors and military with proper identification. $8 for kids ages 6-11. Children 5 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE. Full-service concessions, beer garden, and novelty booth will be open.

Fans can purchase tickets by following this link. https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2023

Marysville Raceway is located just off of Simpson Lane next to the Marysville Flea Market in the Yuba River flood plain. The ¼ mile clay oval has operated for more than 60 years at this location. Over time it has had numerous configurations and operators. Improvements over the last decade have made the facility rival any California oval track operation and draws a large contingent of racers and fans.

Additional information may be obtained at 530-350-7275 or at www.marysvilleraceway.com.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING AIMS FOR SERIES DEBUT AT MOHAVE VALLEY ON SATURDAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2023) – Western Midget Racing will visit the seventh venue in series history on Saturday night, traveling to the Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona. WMR will join IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Dwarf Cars in action on the one-third mile dirt track.

Mohave Valley is centrally located along the California / Arizona border, north of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and south of Laughlin, Nevada.

Saturday’s action serves as round two for the 19 race WMR championship which will ultimately span eight different venues across races from February through October. Arizona driver Dustin Cormany topped a 21-car field to claim victory in the season opener in Glendale, Ariz. on February 4.

Drivers from three different states will be represented in the field. The Phoenix-area contingent is expected to include the trio of Chad Whitcher-owned cars driven by the High family. Three-time series winner Nathan High of Goodyear, Ariz. is joined by daughter Chloe High, age 18 and a podium finisher in the 2022 Tribute to Billy Shuman. Also racing is Tyler High in the No. 33AZ, who charged from 14th starting position to finish sixth in the 2023 season opener.

2022 WMR championship runner-up and Adobe Mountain track champion Cory Brown of Peoria will be in action driving the No. 29 Ripper Chassis. 18-year-old Dale Eliason, Jr. of Phoenix plans to travel west with his No. 43 Boss Chassis. Eliason has three top-fives in five career starts including a best finish of second. Multiple other Arizona drivers are also planning to participate.

Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas leads the charge of Nevada competitors into Mohave. Hawse finished third in the 2022 standings and looks to rebound from a ninth-place finish at Adobe in February, driving the No. 20 Triple-X Chassis. 22-year-old Racin Silva of Henderson, Nevada is also expected in his family’s No. 5s Spike Chassis.

The Golden State of California will bring several challengers to Mohave Valley. 2022 series Rookie of the Year Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz has his sights firmly on a first-career series win aboard the No. 96x Boss Chassis. 2014 Bay Cities Racing Association Hall of Fame inductee Cameron Beard of Atwater, Calif. returns to action in the No. 42 entry. Series newcomer Will Browne is slated to make his first WMR start driving for Neverlift Motorsports in the No. 8 Triple-X Chassis. The Glendora, Calif driver competed recently in Lightning Sprints with a best finish of second in Chico, documenting many of his races on a growing YouTube channel.

Pit gates open at 3:30pm with fan gates swinging open at 6pm. Racing gets underway at 7pm. Tickets are just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and older and military, $6 for children ages 6-12, and kids five and under are FREE. Pit entry is $45 for car and driver and $35 for all over adults. Pit passes for ages 12 and under are just $20.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway

3.31 Ocean Speedway

4.1 Antioch Speedway

4.29 Ventura Raceway

5.12 Ocean Speedway

5.13 Petaluma Speedway

6.9 Ocean Speedway

6.10 Petaluma Speedway

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash*

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic*

7.28 Ocean Speedway

7.29 Antioch Speedway

8.11 Ocean Speedway

8.12 Marysville Raceway

9.2 Bakersfield Speedway

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

Placerville Speedway embarks upon 2023 championship point season this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway is amped up to begin another Hoosier Tires championship season with an eclectic show that is sure to offer something for everyone this Saturday night.

Weather permitting, the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter mile will present a detailed program of grass roots dirt track racing, including the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Anrak Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of each and every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes every event with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

Last year saw Andy Forsberg earn an unprecedented ninth Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car championship on the red clay. The Auburn veteran, however, is not scheduled to contest a full point season, opening the door for several to have a shot at bringing home their initial title.

Placerville’s own Shane Hopkins showed strength in 2022, earning four podium finishes, en route to a third-place finish in the standings. Hanford’s Michael Faccinto will be another favorite wheeling the F&F Racing X1 entry, which he drove to his first career Winged Sprint Car victory last July. A host of other teams will be vying for victory on opening night this Saturday, as we kick-off the first of 14 point races for the Winged Warriors.

Diamond Springs competitor Dan Jinkerson locked down his second consecutive Anrak Corp. Ltd. Late Model title last season. On the strength of six wins in eight starts, he was able to top Dan Brown Jr. by 34-points at seasons end. The ground pounders are set to contest a total of nine point races this year.

Last season saw Oakley’s Nick Baldwin put together another robust campaign with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks. The talented driver accumulated five wins and finished among the top-five all but once, on way to his fourth career track championship over Kevin Jinkerson. The Pure Stocks will see 13 total nights of racing in 2022.

Wingless Sprint Cars will grace the red clay on six occasions this season, first of which is Saturday’s championship opener. The unsanctioned event will follow Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour rules.

Adult tickets for the championship opener this Saturday March 18th cost $18, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $16. Kids 6-11 cost $7 and those five and under are free. Purchase tickets online at www.placervillespeedway.com starting this Thursday or at the gate on race day.

Something new this season is the fact that all tickets in the grandstands are reserved to give fans better access to individual seats. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth.

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

Join over 16,500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2023 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.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 18: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Anrak Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints | Championship Opener

Saturday March 25: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 8: Thompson’s Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Eggstravaganza

 

 

Sprintcars return to Premier Speedway
Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway, Warrnambool returns to action this weekend with a Sprintcars only program for the March 18 event.
Sprintcars, Pro Sprints and Vintage Sprintcars will all feature at the event for what will be an exciting night of action at Premier Speedway.
Sprintcar nominations are currently at thirty-two (32), competing for points in both the Eureka Garages & Sheds series and the Total Tools Warrnambool $10,00 to win Track Championship.
Points leader in the Eureka Series Terry Rankin, is nominated, driving the PJS Motorsports entry. Rankin maintained the series points lead although enduring a hard crash in last weekend’s feature at Portland. He will be looking for a better result at Sungold Stadium this weekend as both Matthew Reed and Ashley Cook, who are placed second and third in the series,will be looking to take over the points lead before heading into the final round.
The Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship is far from resolved, with two rounds to run. The top three in points have all signalled their intention to compete. Lochie McHugh holds a slender lead over local Jamie Veal, followed by 2023 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner and last weekend’s feature winner at Portland, Brock Hallett.
Those three drivers are sure to put on a show but will come up against strong opposition with Tate Frost, Rusty Hickman, former Eureka Series winners Daniel Pestka and Brett Milburn in the field, joined by a pair of Tasmanians in Tim Hutchins and Brody Appleby.
Pro Sprints will be vying for winning honours in the C&H Trucking Series. Jordan Rae, the current points leader driving the Domain Ramsay-owned Pro Sprint, is nominated along with teammate Andy Hibbert and up-and-coming stars in the division Daniel Storer, Matthew Symons and Harry Ross.The young brigade won’t have it all their way with Lochie McHugh doing double duties, nominated in the Evans S77 entry, while Corey McCullagh has also entered driving another Pro Sprint owned by Domain Ramsay, taking the RamsayPro Sprint stable to three cars!
Rounding out the Sprintcar program will be the Vintage Sprintcars, representing Sprintcars through the decades from the early Super Modified era to cars visually representative of today’s Sprintcar.
Public gates will open at 4.00pm with on-track action commencing from 5.00pm.
Tickets can be purchased at www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate from 4.00 pm on race day.

 

Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame to honor

Class of 2023 inductees Saturday, July 15

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) March 13, 2023 – After enshrining 18 drivers, track workers and racing families among the inaugural Class of 2022, the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame will add a new set of 19 names to the list of esteemed honorees as part of the Class of 2023 Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, July 15.

In recognition of the spirit of competition and outstanding achievements taking place at the Plymouth racing facility over the past 73 years, the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Committee is dedicated to recognizing those individuals that have exemplified dirt track racing at the highest level since the track’s inception in 1950.

The Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2023, which includes 11 drivers, five track workers and three families, will be recognized during a short induction ceremony at intermission of the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 15, which will feature 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals, B Mods and Vintage Modifieds.

The Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2023 includes the following 11 drivers.

Steve Edler – The Sheboygan, Wis. driver earned three EWSC Sportsman championships in 1973, 1974 and 1976. Edler piled up 12 feature wins and 12 clean sweeps with 19 fast times in 1973. In 1974, Edler captured nine features, seven fast times, as well as three clean sweeps. In 1976, he had seven feature wins, two clean sweeps and 19 fast times.

Frankie Heimerl – The West Bend, Wis. driver won six Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Modified features and took five fast times at Plymouth in 1981. Heimerl earned the EWSC Modified championship in 1983 and set a new track record in qualifying on July 9, 1983. He claimed his second EWSC Modified championship in 1990, capturing one feature victory and posting seven fast time honors along the way. Heimerl, who also competed on the Milwaukee Stock Car Club Modified circuit during his career, retired after the 1993 season.

Woody Klug – The Cascade, Wis. driver began racing Modifieds in 1965 and won his first Modified feature that year. Woody placed second in points in 1966 and 1971. Klug was the EWSC Modified champion in 1970, winning a feature at 141 Speedway on June 7 and capturing another feature victory at Plymouth on June 13. Klug, who carried a Woody Woodpecker emblem on his car, notched three feature wins in 1971 before retiring.

Hal Kulow – A resident of Plymouth, Wis., Kulow set his first EWSC Modified fast time at Plymouth in 1958. In 1959, Kulow won 15 races, including eight features and six fast time honors. Kulow placed second in the EWSC Modified point standings in 1967, while setting three fast times, including a new track record of 14.61 seconds. He retired after the 1967 season.

Gary Laack – Racing out of Glenbeulah, Wis., Laack enjoyed success at the Plymouth track in all three of the original EWSC divisions, posting multiple feature race victories in Modified, Sportsman and Hobby Stock competition and earning a grand title of nine championships. Laack was the 1976 EWSC Hobby Stock champion before claiming eight EWSC Sportsman titles in 1977, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1992. Laack moved to the EWSC Modified division in 1994, winning one feature race and posting two fast times, while placing ninth in the Modified point standings. He also finished second in the EWSC Modified standings in 1999 and 2004.

Ron Luedtke – A resident of Lomira, Luedtke won his first Modified feature in 1979. Luedtke won the EWSC Modified crown in 1982 by winning six features, including a sweep at 141 Speedway on August 18, to go along with four fast times. He took second in the EWSC Modified point standings in 1983. Luedtke, who was known as the “Flying Farmer,” retired from racing in 1986.

John and Rodney Michaels – The Michaels Brothers racing team began competing in the EWSC Hobby Stock division in 1971. In 1977 and 1978, John and Rodney earned Hobby Stock championships, while winning seven Hobby Stock features in 1977. The Michaels Brothers won eight Hobby Stock features in 1978 before retiring in 1982.

Ken Painter – Known as a fan-favorite throughout his career, Painter began racing in 1964. He took second in the Modified points race in 1969 before earning the 1971 Modified title aided by three fast times. Painter, who displayed a dinosaur on his cars, retired after the 1971 season. On Aug. 18, 1982, Painter won an Old Timer's Race at 141 Speedway, while driving a Sportsman car.

Jim Pitzen – The Plymouth, Wis. driver, who was commonly referenced in racing circles as “The Boomer,” began his racing career at Plymouth in 1985 and placed second in the EWSC Sportsman point standings in 1986, 1987 and 1992. Pitzen captured a total of four EWSC Sportsman titles in 1988, 1989, 1994 and 1995. He won four feature races and had nine fast times in 1988, while racking up a total of 32 feature EWSC Sportsman feature race victories during his career. He retired after the 1995 season before returning to compete in the Limited Late Model division at Plymouth in 2003 and 2004.

Scott Vollbrecht – The Sheboygan Falls, Wis. competitor began racing in 1977. Vollbrecht secured EWSC Sportsman championships in 1982 and 1984. In 1982, he recorded five feature victories and had three fast times, while setting a Sportsman track record of 15.63 seconds. In 1984, Vollbrecht captured two feature victories and 11 fast times, along with one clean sweep.

Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2023 inductees in the Dedication to Racing category include track workers Donna Bader, Beth and Tom Breyer and Evie Robel, along with car owner and mechanic Glenn Haddy.

In addition, the Akright, Ruh and Wondra families will be inducted to the Plymouth Wall of Fame as part of the Class of 2023 in the Racing Families category.

The names of each Class of 2023 inductee will be permanently etched on the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame, located underneath the grandstands at The Plymouth Dirt Track racing facility.

The Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Committee intends to honor a new group of inductees on an annual basis, during future racing seasons at The Plymouth Dirt Track facility.

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, July 15, a make-up date for the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2023 Induction Ceremony has been set for Saturday, July 22.

Family members of 2023 Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame inductees are encouraged to attend the induction event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 15. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Ken Schulz in advance at kenschulz91@gmail.com.

 

 

Additional Money Added to 2023 Point Fund, Total Pot Raises to $13,500

Shippenville, PA (Mar 13th, 2023) - Less than one week removed from the initial release of the 2023 Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating point fund, and additional monies have already been added to the lucrative pot, bringing the new total to $13,500. The revised speedweek point fund features increases to positions second, third and fourth in the weekly rundown.

2023 WESTERN PA SPEEDWEEK POINT FUND ($13,500 total):
1st ($3,000)
2nd ($2,500) [previously $2,000]
3rd ($2,000) [previously $1,500]
4th ($1,500) [previously $1,250]
5th ($1,000)
6th ($900)
7th ($800)
8th ($700)
9th ($600)
10th ($500)

”A lot of work was done to spread the wealth this offseason between increased pay back through the field, in both the nightly purse as well as our originally posted point fund. As a group we are extremely excited to be offering a more evenly distributed point fund across the top five positions, and hopefully it can create a little extra incentive for some teams to commit to chasing the coveted Western PA Speedweek crown,” said speedweek director Tyler Beichner. '“A special thank you goes out to every single one of our sponsors and supporters for continuing to step up and make this possible.”

The countdown is officially on with less than 80 days (79 to be exact) until the 2023 iteration kicks off at the recently revived Knox Raceway. One word comes to mind when evaluating this year's five-race schedule: variety. Contrasting styles will be required each night to claim a spot near the front; from the flat one-third mile in Knox to the high-banked Monster Half-Mile in Pittsburgh...from there drivers will look to master the usually cushion-pounding Lernerville Speedway, the synonymously slick Sharon Speedway, and the hammer-down half-mile Tri City Raceway Park. The mixed schedule of track types is guaranteed to keep drivers on their toes, and produce some of the best racing action fans will see all summer!

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating along with the support of The A-Main Podcast, Bill McCandless Ford, Bowl-O-Drome Family Bowling Center, Classic Ink USA, Hobaugh's Auto Parts, Kistler Racing Products, The Knox Bakery, Legends of Seneca, Lockhart Raceway, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds, Rustler Sales and Service, Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, Rod Squad Fishing Charters, Pittsburgh Racing Now, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic and The Dirt Network.

The Western PA Speedweek website is www.westernpaspeedweek.com. You can also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westernpasprintspeedweek and find us on Twitter @WesternPASpdwk.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Bound for Williams Grove and Lincoln This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – WINDOM, Minn. (March 13, 2023) – David Gravel is heading to Central Pennsylvania this weekend for the final two rounds of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown.

The Big Game Motorsports competitor will race on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg and on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown.

“It’s going to be different,” Gravel said. “We don’t typically race in the Northeast this time of the season. The weather will be colder. The tracks will be wetter and faster. For Williams Grove that could be a benefit to us. As far as Lincoln, it’s a short track so that can create different issues. We’ll just wait and see. We’re on the new tires as well so we’re entering it with an open mind.”

Gravel has earned eight World of Outlaws wins at Williams Grove Speedway with his most recent trip to Victory Lane coming in October 2020.

“Williams Grove is a track I’ve been comfortable at,” he said. “I haven’t won there in a few years so I’m definitely motivated to get back to Victory Lane. We’ve been in dashes and in the ball game, just not where we want to be or need to be in the A Mains.”

Gravel was victorious during a World of Outlaws event at Lincoln Speedway in May 2017.

“That’s a place you have to get qualified well at to put yourself in position,” he said. “It’s off camber in some parts of the corners and banked in different places. It can be tricky so you need to unload with a fast car and try to run up front all night.”

Gravel enters the weekend leading the World of Outlaws championship standings by 20 points. He is also tied for the lead in the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown standings.

SEASON STATS –

7 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

TICKET LINK –

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset’s Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Back in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Moving back into the seat of his Safety-Kleen backed no. 88 over the weekend, Austin Torgerson continued his strong start to the season as he charged from sixth to win on Friday night before recording a third place finish on Saturday night during a doubleheader weekend at Central AZ Raceway.

Friday night the action kicked off at Central AZ Raceway where the Medford, OR native put the field on notice early in the night as he powered his way from the ninth starting in heat race competition and recorded a second-place finish.

The stout run in his heat race moved him into the feature event where he took the green flag form the third row aboard the Safety-Kleen No. 88. When the green flag was displayed to the field, Torgerson quickly jumped into third position as he worked around the tight confines.

Moving into second on the eighth lap, Torgerson reeled in race leader Drake Edwards and patiently stalked him for eight circuits.

On the race’s 16th lap, Torgerson made his race winning move as he got around Edwards and stormed to the top spot. Out front, Torgerson never looked back as he went on to capture his third feature event of the season in what was just his seventh start.

Returning to action on Saturday night, Torgerson again had his work cut out for himself early in the evening as he lined up in the sixth starting position for heat race competition.

Just as he did on Friday night, Torgerson made do and had his elbows up in preliminary action. Working his way to the front, Torgerson’s charge to third locked him into the third row for the impending 20-lap feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Torgerson quickly moved into third as he chased after the lead duo of Drake Edwards and Brody Wake. Solidly in third, Torgerson was able to get to the two front runners, but he would be unable to get by either of them.

When the checkered flag dropped, Torgerson capped his weekend off with two podiums as he held on to third when the race was complete.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be back to work this Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Raceway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Opening night win and top-5 effort Saturday highlight Arizona weekend for DJ Netto

By Gary Thomas

Casa Grande, Arizona…This past race season certainly ended in unfortunate fashion for DJ Netto. Putting that in the rearview mirror however, the beginning of 2023 got underway with a successful outing at Central Arizona Raceway last weekend.

The Hanford, California racer ultimately claimed victory in a race shortened feature on Friday, before charging to a top-five finish during the finale on Saturday.

“It felt amazing to get back in the car this past weekend,” commented Netto. “It was great to get a win on opening night, albeit in a shortened race. I was hoping we could have finished it out battling with Dominic Scelzi to the end, but they had the unfortunate incident with Mark Dobmeier experiencing the fire and then curfew, so we hope he has a speedy recovery.”

Friday’s opener with the ASCS Southwest Region saw Netto easily dominate his heat race for the win, which placed the Netto AG/ Van De Pol Petroleum/ Penny Newman Grain No. 88n on the front row of the feature.

The 27-year-old rocketed into the lead at the waving of the green flag, before getting locked into a tremendous battle with Scelzi and Logan Forler on lap six. Shortly after that however, the caution waved and subsequent incident with Dobmeier occurred, spelling an end to the contest.

Returning on Saturday Netto moved forward from sixth to third in his heat race, giving him an outside row three starting spot for the main event. The 2019 NARC champion hovered around the top-five early, until a flat tire forced him to the rear on lap eight. He then carved his way through the field over the final 12-circuits, making a final lap pass to secure fifth at the stripe.

“We tried some different things on Saturday, but that flat tire cost us a lot of track position,” Netto stated. “I was able to maneuver my way around cars from the rear though, so we were happy to get back up to fifth by the checkered. I want to thank all my guys for making the trip down to Arizona. Hopefully the weather cooperates this weekend so we can get things going in California.”

Netto now sets his sights on the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico this Friday and Saturday for the prestigious “Mini Gold Cup.” The final night marks the season opener for the Northern Auto Racing Club. Tickets can be purchased at https://silverdollar.ticketspice.com/mini-gold-cup and for those who can’t make it, FloRacing will provide the live coverage.

DJ Netto Racing would like to thank Netto AG, Van De Pol Petroleum, Penny Newman Grain, Estenson Racing and E.M. Tharp Peterbilt for their support this season.

𝗗𝗝 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽- Central Arizona Raceway

Friday March 10th: Heat Race (1st), A-main (1st)
Saturday March 11th: Heat Race (3rd), A-main (5th)

𝗨𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀-

Friday March 17th- Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (Mini Gold Cup- Winged 410 Sprint Cars)
Saturday March 18th- Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (Mini Gold Cup- NARC Sprint Cars)

 

 

Relentless Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of Mini Gold Cup

CHICO, Calif., March 13, 2023…A record amount of wet weather continues to dominate the headlines in Northern California. With the recent excessive rain and more on the horizon, SLC Promotions has no other option but to cancel the Mini Gold Cup scheduled for this weekend March 17th and 18th. “At this point, things are just out of our control with the massive amount of rain that has and continues to saturate our entire facility,” said Colby Copeland of SLC Promotions.

SLC Promotions was excited to bring the Mini Gold Cup back in 2023. This extraordinary race started in 1987 and ran yearly until 2019. “This is something that we were all really excited to showcase again,” said Brad Sweet of SLC Promotions, referring to the Mini Gold Cup. “Our plan was to spotlight 410 sprint cars along with our local IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. On Saturday we had planned to help kick off the 2023 NARC 410 sprint car series and bring in the BCRA Midget Lites.”

SLC Promotions investigated upcoming weekends to reschedule the Mini Gold Cup, but as track announcer Troy Hennig explained, “At this point there is no available upcoming weekends that we could foresee that didn’t impact other tracks and traveling series.”

Fans who purchased on-line tickets can use them towards an upcoming event, except the four nights of Gold Cup. If fans have any questions about tickets for Mini Gold Cup you are encouraged to call (530) 966-4020.

As of today’s release, the next scheduled dirt track race in Chico is the Brownell/Herseth Classic scheduled for May 5th. The following night, May 6th, the track will host the yearly David Tarter Memorial. Visit our website for upcoming events at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

ABOUT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval racetrack located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair St., Chico, California. Opened in 1962, the track hosts multiple high-profile events including the marquee Gold Cup Race of Champions, Silver Cup John Padjen Classic, David Tarter Memorial, and the Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard

silverdollarspeedway.com • facebook.com/sdspeedway • twitter.com/sdspeedway

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts Pair of Second-Place Finishes at Central Arizona Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 13, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi captured back-to-back runner-up results last weekend during his season-opening event.

Scelzi ventured to Central Arizona Raceway for the first time in his career during an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader, which he began on Friday with a heat race victory. That earned enough points to make the feature redraw and Scelzi drew the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row in the A Main.

"If you go off the times we were the fastest car when we hit the track all weekend," he said. "We unloaded having never been there before and we were fast in hot laps. We won the heat race. Then in the feature we went green and a guy a few rows back jumped the start. He bullied his way in and we fell back to seventh. We got back to fourth in one lap. I got to third maybe two laps later. A few laps after we got by (Logan) Forler for second and we were all over D.J. Netto. I think one lap later (Mark) Dobmeier caught on fire and they had to cut the night short. Our thoughts are with Mark and we're glad to see he's going to be okay."

The remainder of the feature was postponed Friday evening and was planned to be run on Saturday, but curfew halted that so Scelzi was credited with the second-place showing.

Saturday started out similar with a heat race win for Scelzi.

"The heat races were weird," he said. "We started on the pole again and a lot of good guys started at the back. We won our heat race, but missed the feature redraw so we started 10th. We'd go one lap and a yellow would come out; go a lap and a red would come out. We went from 10 th to sixth after finally getting about a six-lap green-flag run. They decided to shorten the race from 25 laps to 20. We just didn't have the time to get through the field. We got up to third and passed Corey Day for second with two laps to go. The track took rubber and I was running a half a lane down from everybody else. We closed on the leader on the last lap with a lapper in front of us. I just couldn't get the run I needed and we ended up running second by a couple tenths of a second.

"To have that speed to start the season off, especially going to a place we'd never been to, I feel confident for the season. We have speed and a good balance."

Scelzi plans to make his season debut in his home state of California this Friday and Saturday when Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico hosts back-to-back nights, including the Mini Gold Cup with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 10 - Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (4).

March 11 - Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Returning to ASCS National Tour for 2023 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (March 13, 2023) - Jordon Mallett is back on the ASCS National Tour trail this year.

The Arkansas native was a full-time competitor with the series in 2019 and 2020, earning results of ninth during his rookie campaign and sixth the following season. He captured his first career ASCS National Tour feature triumph in 2021.

"We gained a lot of valuable laps and learned a lot of lessons from our previous time on the road with the ASCS National Tour," Mallett said. "We're looking forward to returning to the road with the top 360 sprint car series and putting what we've learned to use."

The ASCS National Tour, which features four dozen races at 25 tracks in 10 states, opens the season this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Devil's Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals.

Mallett's best result in five starts at the unique track is a seventh-place outing in 2020.

"Devil's Bowl is certainly unique," he said. "It can be a tough track to dig yourself out of a hole so it's important to be on point from the time you hit the track for hot laps. I think if we can set ourselves up at the beginning of the night we can run up front. It's just critical to be successful early and earn a spot in the first couple of rows if you want to be battling for a win in the feature."

The goal for this season is to be consistent, which will hopefully lead to a career-best result in the championship standings.

"Our goals are to win races and win the championship, but when you are points racing you have to be conscious about the bigger picture," he said. "I think if we can be a consistent top-five performer night in and night out we will put ourselves in contention for multiple wins and a championship."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Devil's Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, visit http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

"We're excited to represent Awakening Events on the ASCS National Tour again in 2023," Mallett said. "The pandemic hampered all of us so we're thrilled to have Awakening Events back as a major part of our time as we return to the road full time this year. Awakening Events puts on some of the best shows in the entertainment industry so we encourage everyone to check out their website for events in your area."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Sarff Sets Sights on POWRi National Midget League Title in 2023

Belleville, IL. (3/13/23) Continuing to build their own legacy while adding more distinction to the competition will witness the two-time POWRi Privateer Award recipient Karter Sarff throw his name in the mix of championship contenders in 2023.

Earning his family team’s first career POWRi National Midget League feature victory at Valley Speedway in 2022, Karter Sarff of Mason City Illinois maintains his upward momentum of career establishment while proving his driving prowess on a national level.

Rising through the racing ranks at a rapid rate, the 2018 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year Sarff would place inside the top five on ten occasions in 2022 proving consistency among top talents by placing inside the top ten in over half the events entered. Acquiring a trio of heat race wins on the year, Sarff would finish sixth in the seasonal standings throughout his twenty-two feature starts while aiming to improve this year.

Entering the 2023 POWRi National Midget League season will see Karter “The Shark” Sarff circle with winning intent in the recognizable family-owned Karter Sarff Motorsports, Provisio Partners, Clearview Glass, O’Dell’s Auto Service, Collision Concepts Inc, Spike Chassis, Stanton SR-11X Racing Engine, #21K into on-track action against a myriad of open-wheel talents.

Rules and guidelines are available online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=786422. Mandatory membership is required for all drivers in all divisions participating at POWRi Sanctioned tracks. A breakdown of the POWRi Points System can be found online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=791428.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App. The full 2023 POWRi National Midget League season schedule is available online at http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=22453.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023

James Inglis and the Diamond Bay Motorsport team had to dig very deep in round 13 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

He didn’t get a great time in his qualifying session and then took a seventh in his only heat race of the night, seeing the W26 start from p21 in the 50-lap Ampol Legends of Speedway feature race.

It all went pear-shaped pretty quickly in the feature race when Inglis was caught up in a multiple-car incident on the first lap, heavily damaging the car.

The car headed to the work area where hasty repairs were made and he re-entered the fray, albeit with a crumpled top wing and no front wing.

Inglis limped the car around and out of trouble for the first half of the race and at the halfway pit stop he was up to 11th.

More repairs were made to the car before the battle resumed and Inglis put in a stellar effort to cross the finish line in seventh.

As a result he has protected his lead in the 2022-23 championship battle.

Prior to the latest round, he was on 1770 points, enjoying a 20-point buffer over former series champion Jason Kendrick who was on 1750.

Kendrick started the feature race from p8 and finished fifth, also banking solid points, with the margin between the two now 14 points.

Heading into the bout, defending series champion Callum Williamson was on 1730 points, 40 shy of the leader.

He started p16 in the final and raced his way up to claim third and win the Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Now Williamson is only 32 points shy of the leader, setting up an intriguing battle with five rounds remaining.

WA champion Dayne Kingshott, who fronted with a great retro livery on the night, started the feature race from p2 but he was out of the show after running into the back of a slowing Kye Scroop, posting a costly DNF.

Kingshott is still fourth overall but the gap to the leader has blown out from 62 points to now be 78 points.

Jason Pryde is still fifth overall after he started from 11 and crossed the line in eighth.

Brad Maiolo is still sixth after starting from p6 and looking very racy all night, crossing the line in fourth.

Kris Coyle was 10th heading into this round, being 210 points behind the leader but a solid drive on Saturday night, where he started from p3 and finished sixth, sees him peg that deficit back by two points - but more importantly, he has moved up to seventh overall.

Trent Pigdon was 12th heading into the weekend and after starting p4 and finishing second, his best result of the season so far, he has moved up to eighth overall.

Ryan Lancaster, who posted a DNF, remains in ninth, while Taylor Milling moved from 11th to 10th.

Feature race winner Daniel Harding has moved from 13th to 11.

Round 14 of the 18 round series will be held at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: James Inglis 1906, Jason Kendrick 1890, Callum Williamson 1874, Dayne Kingshott 1828, Jason Pryde 1760, Brad Maiolo 1750, Kris Coyle 1698, Trent Pigdon 1692, Ryan Lancaster 1692, Taylor Milling 1658, Daniel Harding 1630, David Priolo 1596, Andrew Priolo 1566, Mitchell Wormall 1552, Jaydee Dack 1540, AJ Nash 1262, Cory Eliason 1172, Tyler Courtney 1160, Robbie Farr 1048, Matthew Cross 1004, Brock Zearfoss 996, Kye Scroop 852, Nathan Swan 822, Matt Egel 810, Todd Davis 760, Russell Taylor 724, George Eaton 694, Kerry Madsen 402, Rusty Hickman 386, Myles Bolger 348, Chace Karpenko 290, Luke Dillon 264, Troy Lawson 240, Jack Williamson 230, Darren Mewett 220, Jeremy Hale 166, Matthew Dumesny 164, Lachlan McHugh 150, Jamie Veal 146, Luke Oldfield 138, Marcus Dumesny 128, Ian Madsen 124, Brenten Farrer 124, Chad Ely 122, Steven Lines 122, Ken Sartori 110, Lachlan Caunt, Shaun Bradford, Kaiden Manders 50 each.

 


 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SPRINT CAR SEASON BEGINS THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH

(Perris, CA, March 12, 2022) Perris Auto Speedway will attempt to kick off its 27th season of racing again this Saturday, March 18th, with the 20th annual Sokola Shootout featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints, PASSCAR Super Stocks, and Street Stocks. Spectator gates for the start of a busy 2023 season will open at 5:00 p.m. Starter Steve Russell will wave the green flag for the first race of the year at 7:00.

This week’s event comes on the heels of last week’s disappointing rainout that canceled the Night of Destruction presented by LKQ Pick Your Part. Everything looked good until late in the afternoon last Friday when the heavy downpours that were abundant in Southern California finally unloaded on the famous Riverside County racetrack. Within minutes the infield looked like a lake, and officials had no choice other than to cancel the race. This week, the weather looks fine and the track will open its 27th season.

Saturday’s opening race honors the late Gary Sokola and his son Mark. Gary was a car owner and multiyear President of the original CRA Sprint Car Series during its golden years at many tracks including legendary Ascot Park in Gardena. He later went on to serve as race director at USAC. Following the family’s racing tradition, Mark began his career driving TQ Midgets in 1982 before moving into sprint cars with CRA and SCRA.

“Each year we are honored to remember Gary and Mark Sokola in the annual Sokola Shootout at The PAS,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian stated. “Gary took over the reins of the original CRA in the 1970s and took the club to new heights. His main objective was safety. He championed many safety ideas that have no doubt saved drivers’ lives over the years. If he deemed someone showing up with an unsafe car for a race, he would make them load up and go home. Following in his dad’s footsteps into racing, Mark was a good and well-respected driver. Both are greatly missed in the racing world.”

Saturday’s race will mark the first time fans have been able to see sprint cars at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing” in over four months. It will be the first of eight 2023 appearances at Perris for the top traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi. As usual, The PAS Senior Sprints and Young Guns will also be on the card.

In addition to the open-wheelers, Saturday’s show will also include the PASSCAR Super Stocks and Street Stocks. Both have been popular classes at the track for a couple of decades. Over the past three seasons, the super stocks, which have a sleek late-model style along with a lot of speed, have been the fastest-growing class at the track. They along with the resident street stocks have put on some very good races.

“This year, we are mixing things up a bit in our racing programs,” Kazarian said. “We are trying to give the fans a look at some of the other types of racing we have here. In addition to a handful of stock car appearances, we will have the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars on hand on four occasions. We had not hosted lightning sprints in several years but Brent Sexton persuaded us to bring them back for a race in 2022. They showed up 18 cars strong and put on one heck of a 20-lap main event.”

Saturday will be the first of the track’s “Power Of Purple Nights” benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Riverside County East. The generosity of the fans, sponsors, teams, and track officials has raised more than $250,000.00 for the American Cancer Society. Drivers will be coming through the stands at intermission to collect money for the battle against the dreaded disease.

The only way to see USAC/CRA Sprint Car races at Perris Auto Speedway in 2023 is to attend the races in person. Races from The PAS will not be shown on Flo Racing this year.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5. Children 5 years of age and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s race and every race at The PAS are available until noon on race day at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

March 18th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks And

Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

April 8th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks,

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

April 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns

Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprints Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

April 22nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

April 29th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

 

Westfall finds way out at Paragon Speedway; Brownstown ahead
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (March 13, 2023) – Working to pad a stretch of success that stems back to starts in the Sunshine State, Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall and Forest, Ohio-based Ray Marshall Motorsports rolled into Paragon Speedway in Paragon, Indiana, with a full head of steam, ready to challenge the Hoosier State’s finest in the annual No Way Out 40 paying $10,000-to-win.

Although Westfall was short of attaining his first victory of the season, the former BOSS Series champion did the next best thing and finished second in the non-wing blockbuster, doing so from the inside of row four. Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey was the eventual No Way Out 40 champion; there were 32 cars in attendance.

With their Paragon results included, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are now four for four in the top-ten column in their last four starts; the runner-up result was Westfall’s first top-five of the season.

The team has finished tenth, seventh, eighth, and second.

“It was a great way to get the Indiana season started. We would have liked to get one more spot, but we’ll take this momentum boost and move forward,” Westfall, driver of the Ray Marshall Motorsports, Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, said. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for all of his support over the years. He’s the one that makes results like this possible. We’ll get him a win soon…that’s our plan.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with the Spring Meltdown at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, on Saturday, March 25.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.
Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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STATS:
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 4

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively. Finished second in Paragon Speedway’s No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11 – he started seventh.


 

SEXTON GATLIN RACING ATTACKS IMPERIAL VALLEY RACEWAY WITH A MULTI-CAR EFFORT

(Lakeside, CA, March 9, 2023) Shrugging off the disappointment of being rained out last week in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series events at the Central Arizona Raceway, Sexton Gatlin Racing is bringing a bevy of cars to compete in this Friday and Saturday’s races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. Heading the team for the weekend is teenager Grant Sexton who will be competing in the Southern California Non-wing Open Competition side of the program. His father Brent, the defending POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion, will head a three-car effort that includes his oldest son Dalton Sexton, and AJ Bender in the “CLS/SWLS Best of the West Series.” Racing will begin each night at 6:00 p.m.

thumbnail.jpg Grant Sexton's beautiful Triple X/Shave Engines #22 will be in action at Imperial this weekend. SGR photo.

The Arizona rainout was especially frustrating for Grant Sexton. The 18-year-old had one race on his new Triple X Chassis. That came at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona, at the end of January. Since then, SGR upgraded its 410 racing package with a brand new engine from the leader in dirt track racing engines, Shaver Racing. Thus, he will be debuting the engine in the two nights of racing this weekend. Last weekend, he shook the power plant down in a special exhibition race on the same track he will be racing on Friday and Saturday. The engine performed flawlessly and the team it’s anxious to see it under live racing conditions at the dirt oval that is located near the US/Mexico border.

Last October in the first full-size sprint car race at the track in several years, Grant steered his old ride to a third-place finish. Fortunately for him, he has stepped up his program with top-of-the-line equipment for 2023. That will come in handy this weekend as the increased purse, which includes $5,000.00 to the winner, has drawn a much stronger field of cars and veteran drivers.

On the lightning sprint car portion of this week’s program, SGR will be launching its bid to win the SWLS season-long championship for the third year in a row. In 2021, Grant captured the series title. Family patriarch Brent backed up that title when he took top honors in 2022. For Brent, that was his third lightning sprint car series championship. In 1999 he finished first in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series points race. He did so again in 2008. Coming into this season the 50-year-old Tennessee native is the favorite to wear the crown again when the season ends in October.

Last season the Imperial Valley Raceway hosted five SWLS races. SGR drivers captured three of the five. Dalton and Brent swept the two races during the California Mid-Winter Fair a year ago last weekend. Seven months later Brent wrapped up the season and his championship with a win on October 22nd. All told in five races, the team notched 10 top-five finishes on the track in 2022.

As well as the family members, SGR will have rising USAC/CRA star AJ Bender in one of its cars over the weekend. Bender, who lives in San Diego, began his career in Lightning Sprint Cars and is no stranger to victory circle. Splitting time between car owner Mike Schweitzer and SGR in 2022, the friendly driver scored four CLS wins, which was third-best in the series. In the last three races of the year at Northern California’s Placerville Speedway, Bender won the first two in an SGR car and finished second in the other. The only driver to beat him that weekend was Grant Sexton.

As well as the four SGR drivers mentioned, there was still a possibility of another being added to the team on the lightning side of the program when this release went to press.

This weekend’s racing, which will be held in conjunction with the California Mid-Winter Fair, will begin at 6:00 p.m. each night. Fair gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Kids 18 and under get into the races for free with their ticket to the fair. Admission for those 19 and over will require an extra ticket. The fairgrounds is located at 200 East 2nd Street in Imperial, California.

SGR has been busy all winter getting ready for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Racing Results

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant DNS

3-3-23 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant Rained Out

3-4-23 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant Rained Out

 

HIGH LIMIT RACING WELCOMES MAJOR PARTNERS TO INAUGURAL CAMPAIGN

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — March 10, 2023 — The High Limit Sprint Car Series, created by NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson and four-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, is thrilled to welcome a plethora of major partners ahead of the inaugural season for the big-money, mid-week series coming LIVE to FloRacing.

Valvoline — the Official Motor Oil of High Limit — will continue their prominent relationship with Larson by supporting grassroots racing and backing the new Series. The Original Motor Oil will also sponsor one of the 11 points-paying races this year along with the Pole Sitter Award.

K1 RaceGear — the Official Safety Gear Partner of High Limit — will extend their role with the Series, once again supporting the Lincoln Park Speedway date as the presenting sponsor of the season finale on October 10.

Capitol Renegade — the Official Trailer of High Limit — will sponsor Qualifying this season with $300 going to the QuickTime driver at each of the 12 races.

DURST — a longtime supporter of Sprint Car Racing — is introducing the DURST Dice Roll, presented to the winner (and potentially 2nd) of the Dash with a chance to drop further in the A-Main to boost your winnings. Every night, drivers could add as much as $12,000 to the top prize.

Tezos — already familiar with the All Star Circuit of Champions — will back the High Limit Sprint Car Series with a unique Hard Charger Award. The driver who advances the furthest in each A-Main will be paid $100 per car they pass, while a season-long award is also presented to the car owner at $3,000 for most positions advanced.

Other partners of the High Limit Sprint Car Series include…

FloRacing — The Official Live Streaming Provider of High Limit

Ticket Hoss — The Official Pre-Sale Ticket App of High Limit

Victory Fuel — Product sponsor in Victory Lane

Sander Engineering — Sponsoring the Dash with a $250 certificate to the Dash winner at every race.

Hasty Bake Grills — Sponsoring the High Limit Hasty Bake Grills Broadcast Booth and awarding the champion owner and driver with a top-of-the-line Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill.

Dirt Draft — Presenting Hot Laps (Contingency Sponsor)

TJ Forged — Presenting Heat One (Contingency Sponsor)

DMI — Presenting Heat Two (Contingency Sponsor)

Sunoco Race Fuels — Presenting Heat Three (Contingency Sponsor)

BR Motorsports — Presenting Heat Four (Contingency Sponsor)

Kahne Screen Print — Presenting B-Main (Contingency Sponsor)

The inaugural High Limit Sprint Car Series campaign begins on Tuesday, March 21 with a “Family Feud'“ showdown at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. This $23,023-to-win, non-points event marks the 10-year reunion of Larson and Sweet’s epic ending to the 2013 Trophy Cup.

The chase for the $120,000 points fund officially starts on Tuesday, April 11 with Lakeside Speedway bringing the first points-paying event to the Kansas City, KS 1/2-mile. A loaded field of 50+ entries is expected to compete for the $50,000-to-win prize in Shane Stewart’s Heartland of America Showdown presented by Team Trackhouse.

Select tickets throughout the season will be available for purchase at Ticket Hoss. For those unable to attend, FloRacing will have live coverage of all 12 High Limit races. Stay tuned to the High Limit Racing social channels as we continue to unveil more exciting news ahead of the 2023 season.

Learn more about the High Limit Sprint Car Series online and at the following social media accounts:

Twitter – @HighLimitRacing

Instagram – @HighLimitRacing

Facebook – /HighLimitRacing

TikTok – @HighLimitRacing

YouTube – @HighLimitRacing

 

 

INLAND RIGGING DRIVERS TOMMY DUNKEL AND BRODY ROA WILL RACE AT IMPERIAL VALLEY RACEWAY THIS WEEK

(Cypress, CA, March 9, 2023) Tommy Dunkel and Brody Roa will make their first joint team appearance this Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th, in the Southern California Open Class Non-Wing Sprint Cars at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The race will be the second event for each of the drivers in 2022. Dunkel previously competed in January’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Roa swept the weekend winning both USAC/CRA main events at the Cocopah Speedway at the end of the same month.

Neither of the two team drivers is experienced at the Imperial track which is located less than 30 minutes north of the USA/Mexico border. Dunkel has appeared there one time and placed seventh last October. For Roa, the current point leader in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, it will be his first race at the longtime racing facility. While it will be his initial outing at the track, the Garden Grove, California-based driver enters the event as one of the pre-race favorites.

While it will only be his second appearance at Imperial, Dunkel realizes the value of having Roa, and his longtime crew as part of the Inland Rigging team.

“It was pretty racy,” Dunkel said when talking about the track that is located on the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds. “It kind of had some dark spots and no walls. So, it is one of those scary tracks but you go back for more. I am hoping they fix the dark spots. Other than that, we really enjoyed it. We went third quick the last time and locked ourselves in the dash. It is going to be huge really with my limited experience. Really nice equipment has been getting me by, but now we have a lot of experience on the team, too. I think it is going to be a game changer for my driving and a huge help for us.”

“That was actually one of the huge deciding factors in teaming up with Brody,” Dunkel continued when talking about the new setup. “Not only are we coming to the table with what it takes to go racing financially, but they have the rest of the package. Just looking at their experience, it was really a no-brainer to hook up with them. The experience that Brett has (Brody’s father Brett) and Zac (past USAC/CRA Crew Chief of the Year Zac Bozanich) and Brody as a driver as well.”

This week’s event comes after two straight cancelations for the Inland Rigging team. Two weeks ago both of the drivers were scheduled to compete in the USAC/CRA West Coast Series event at the Dirt Track at the Kern County Raceway. However, Mother Nature had other ideas and rained the event out. Last weekend Roa was slated to drive in the two-night USAC/CRA program at the Central Arizona Raceway. Mother Nature remained staunch again and rained out that event, too. Fortunately, the heavy rains that are slated for California this Friday and Saturday are far north of Imperial.

For Roa, the weekend is kind of an unknown as he has never raced at Imperial and does not really think he can compare it to a track he has been to before.

“You know, I was talking to Justin Grau and he kind of came up with the same thing,” Roa said via phone on Thursday. “Kind of from the videos I have seen, I can’t compare it to anything. Maybe Ventura because of how small it is. I don’t know.”

“You don’t,” Roa continued with a laugh when asked how he sets the car up for a situation like that. “The car is ready. I went out to Tom and Christy’s (Tom Dunkel and his wife, Christy) Saturday. Let the girls play some and worked on the cars. Basically got them ready other than set up and gear. So I have to put a gear in it when I get there and block it. I will do the set up when I see the track. I could do it now, but would probably change my mind when I see it. So, might as well do it then.”

Dunkel will be driving one of the team’s new DRCs while Roa will be in a Maxim. Both will be powered by 360s in the open class show. Roa is not too worried about running the smaller engine.

“I saw the entry list and was really surprised and excited for them (the promoters) to get those good cars there,” Roa said. “I may not be so much (excited) with a 360 now but I don’t know. I think with a 360 we can get it done. We have beat 410s with a 360 before. Tom and Christy, they have nice stuff. It is a little tiny track and if it slicks off, I am not worried about the 360 versus 410 thing there.”

Roa, Dunkel, and the other Open comp sprint car drivers on hand will practice and have a 25-lap main event on Friday night. On Saturday they will contest heat races, a B main if necessary, and the $5,000.00 to win 30-lap main event.

This weekend’s racing, which will be held in conjunction with the California Mid-Winter Fair, will begin at 6:00 p.m. each night. Fair gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Kids 18 and under get into the races for free with their ticket to the fair. Admission for those 19 and over will require an extra ticket. The fairgrounds is located at 200 East 2nd Street in Imperial, California.

Roa will be very busy with USAC/CRA races after this weekend’s Imperial show. On Saturday, March 18th, he will be at Perris Auto Speedway for the Sokola Shootout. He will head to Central California for a race at Peter Murphy’s King’s Speedway in Hanford on the 24th and the famous Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on the 25th. The 2019 USAC/Southwest champion will then take on “Arizona’s Baddest Bullring,” the Mohave Valley Raceway, on April 1st. Due to a heavy workload, Dunkel is not sure of the exact date of his next race after this weekend.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

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BRADEN CHIARAMONTE IS SET FOR HIS 360 WINGLESS SPRINT CAR DEBUT THIS WEEKEND AT IMPERIAL

(El Cajon, CA, March 9, 2022) Newly turned 16-year-old Braden Chiaramonte will make his 2023 sprint car racing debut this Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th, when the Imperial Valley Raceway hosts the Southern California Open Competition Non-Wing Sprint Cars during the California Mid-Winter Fair. The teen scored a win on the same track in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series 11 months ago.

The event will only be Chiaramonte’s fifth time in a 360 sprint car. In 2022, the then-15-year-old racer competed in four 360 sprint car races in Northern California. However, all four of those races came in winged cars. Friday and Saturday will mark his first-ever times running a 360 sans wings. While he has never raced his 360 wingless before, he spent a season and a half without them while competing in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Car Series.

His four races in a 360 sprinter in 2022 shocked most long-time fans. In his first race in a 360 at the Silver Dollar Speedway in August, a strong 44-car field showed up and Chiaramonte made the main event. At the start of October at Silver Dollar in the Fall Nationals, he started 22nd in the finale and finished eighth. That result is more incredible when you consider the fact that nearly halfway through the race, he had to go to the back for a restart after stopping to avoid a crash.

Chiaramonte, who recently turned 16, is no stranger to the Imperial Valley track. Last season, he made the 102-mile trek from his El Cajon, California home to the speed plant three times. A year ago last weekend, he placed second there in the season-opening race for the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars. Twenty-four hours later mechanical ills relegated him to an eighth-place finish. He returned to the track that is 19 miles north of the USA/Mexico border in April and won his first of two CLS main events in 2023. His other victory came in convincing style when he smoked the competition on the half-mile at Perris Auto Speedway in September.

For this weekend’s race, which will be held during the annual California Mid-Winter Fair, Chiaramonte will be in his new Maxim Chassis/Shaver Engine 360 sprint car. That car is pictured at the top of this release. In addition to having the top-of-the-line chassis/engine combo, the car was tuned and prepped by Northern California’s Tiner-Hirst Enterprises out of Chico. Tiner-Hirst supplied the winged 360 car Chiaramonte drove at the Silver Dollar and Placerville Speedways in 2022.

Last week Chiaramonte and fellow teen Grant Sexton put on an exciting exhibition race on the same track they will be competing on this weekend. Chiaramonte came out on top of the special event.

For this week’s event featuring the talented teen and all of the other sprint car stars, Friday will include practice and a 25-lap main event. On Saturday, the two-night show will conclude with heat races and the 30-lap, $5,000.00 to win main event for the sprints. Racing will begin at 6:00 p.m. each night. Fair gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Kids 18 and under get into the races for free with their ticket to the fair. Admission for those 19 and over will require an extra ticket. The track is located on the Imperial Valley fairgrounds at 200 East 2nd Street in Imperial, California.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made this week’s races possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

As the full 2023 season is just starting to unfold, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

 

 

NEW ENGLAND RACING MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2023 FUNDRAISING EVENT SCHEDULE

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LOUDON, NH: The 2023 fundraising event season at the New England Racing Museum (922 NH Route 106, Loudon, NH 03307) opens up with the 2nd annual New England Racers Reunion: Race Car Show on Saturday May 6th. Each of the museums events are essential fundraisers to help meet financial obligations so we can continue our mission of New England motor racing preservation, education and inspiration.

For the best chance of optimal weather the New England Racers Reunion has moved to the first Saturday in May annually and will take place on May 6th this year. The event will feature best appearing awards for displaying race cars. You will also see unique regional motor racing artifacts from various visiting auto racing museums. Last year’s reunion featured 50+ historic oval, drag and road racing race cars on display outside of the museum. During the 100th running of Laconia Motorcycle Week the annual AMA Gypsy Tour Fundraiser returns on Sunday June 11th. The tour starts in Laconia then laps around the NHMS road course and concludes with a visit at the museum.

The museums annual all vehicle car show “Hot Rods, Muscle and More” takes place on Saturday August 19th. Car and truck owners will once again vie for the 3rd annual Parker-Coraine Best of Show Trophy as we honor two valued museum supporters, Ted Parker and Gil Coraine. 20 class trophies will be awarded to supporting car owners. Outdoor events finish up for the year with the 5th annual Nor’Eastern Pontiac Club, Pontiac Day Car Show on September 9th. The event will feature multiple class trophies for Pontiac, GMC and Oakland cars and trucks. Join us at our summer car shows for family fun, food and view hundreds of awesome show cars and trucks.

Our 6th annual Legends Day event will take place on Sunday November 12th and will honor four of the regions most accomplished radio and television broadcasters. Legends Day which was created by the late Russ Conway was established to honor a group of regional motor racing legends from various backgrounds and forms of racing. Our 2023 Legends Day honoree line up will be announced soon with tickets available at that time. Make sure to visit www.NERmuseum.com throughout the year for all specific event details.
 
NEW ENGLAND RACING MUSEUM 2023 FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Saturday May 6th: New England Racers Reunion: Race Car Show
Sunday June 11th: AMA Gypsy Tour Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser
Saturday August 19th: Hot Rods, Muscle and More: All Vehicle Car Show
Saturday September 9th: Nor’Eastern Pontiac Club, Pontiac Day Car Show
Sunday November 12th: Legends Day: Honoring New England Broadcaster Legends
 
About the New England Racing Museum
The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501(C) (3) educational nonprofit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of New England motor racing. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Call 603-783-0183 or visit nermuseum.com to learn more.
 

 

DJ Netto returns to the saddle this weekend at Central Arizona Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…For the first time since suffering an injury at the “Trophy Cup” last October former NARC 410 champion DJ Netto is prepared to climb back aboard a Sprint Car this weekend at Central Arizona Raceway.

Netto will take on the ASCS Southwest Region at the Casa Grande, Arizona located facility this Friday and Saturday. The 27-year-old will use the weekend to log laps and get comfortable again behind the wheel of Winged Sprint Car.

”I am really looking forward to getting back in the Sprint Car this weekend in Arizona,” said Netto, who suffered a shattered collar bone when a piece of debris got into the cockpit leading the B-main on Friday night of Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway. “Our main goal at Central Arizona Raceway this weekend is to make laps and not only gain some confidence, but also to see where my comfort level is. Hopefully it all goes well, and we can pick up two good finishes.”

Last season saw the Central Valley wheelman claim a pair of wins at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, along with a score in Kings of Thunder competition at Thunderbowl Raceway. He also brought home a runner up finish at the “Cotton Classic” and a podium result at the “Peter Murphy Classic,” both coming at his home track of Kings Speedway in Hanford.

“Our year went pretty well overall,” Netto stated. “I believe as a driver you always want more, but we picked up a few wins and had a lot of consistent finishes throughout the season. Obviously getting injured in October put a damper on things. I’m excited to put that past me now however, as we look full speed ahead towards 2023. I want to thank all our sponsors and everyone that continues to support myself and team.”

DJ Netto Racing would like to thank Netto AG, Van De Pol Petroleum, Penny Newman Grain, Estenson Racing and E.M. Tharp Peterbilt for their support this season.

 Friday March 10th, and Saturday March 11th, Pits open at 2:00 P.M., Grandstands at 4:00 P.M., with racing at 6:00 P.M. (MT). Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for Senior and Military, $15 for Students (12-17), and free for Youth (11 and under). Pit Passes are $35.

Central Arizona Raceway is located behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner. For information on the track and coming events, log onto https://www.facebook.com/CentralArizonaRaceway or call (602) 292-7607.

Friday March 10th- Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande (ASCS Southwest Region)
Friday March 11th- Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande (ASCS Southwest Region)

 

 

Covington’s 5th Place Run Highlights Hattiesburg Weekend

Matt Covington Racing- GLENPOOL, Ok. (March 8th, 2023) Matt Covington ended the weekend with a 5th place and an unfortunate DNS with the USCS at Hattiesburg.

Friday set Covington on the inside of row three for the heat race. He was able to move up through the field and into 2nd by the drop of the checkered flag. His points total placed him 12th in the night’s A feature. Covington began gaining ground early, working into the top-5 by midrace. A caution reset his pass for 4th, having to revert to the last completed lap’s lineup. Due to the track conditions becoming abrasive and taking rubber, the field was reduced to one lane and Matt had to settle for 5th.

On Saturday, the pill-draw dealt Covington another deep heat race starting spot. After making a few passes, Matt’s progress was abruptly put to a halt by two cars getting together next to him. Left with nowhere to go, he was collected into the incident, sustaining enough damage to end his heat race. Covington opted to just call it a night, rather than scramble to make the B-main.

“Friday, we had a fast race car,” Covington commented. “I would’ve liked to have started closer to the front and see what we could’ve done before the rubber came. I usually run pretty well at that track. But 12th to 5th was still a good run. Saturday was just bad luck. The track was good for the heat and I was pretty confident we’d do well. Unfortunately, the night was over before we really got to see what we could do. The front end got torn up along with a handful of other parts. Since it wasn’t a national points night, we decided to not rush and just focus on fixing everything before next weekend at Magnolia.”

Up next for Matt and team is the USCS Tour at Magnolia Motor Speedway for two nights of racing on Friday and Saturday. This will be the final tune up before the heart of the season starts with the first ASCS National Tour race at Devil’s Bowl the following weekend.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who will make this upcoming 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP:
3/10/23 Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS
3/11/23 Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

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

MERCHANDISE: Check back soon for New 2023 shirts that are in process and will be on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com shortly. A few 2022 shirts left over and on sale now (limited sizes).

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen unveil new look and action-packed agenda for 2023

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (March 9, 2023) - TKS Motorsports and hired gun Ian Madsen will roll into the new year boasting not only an elbows-up schedule with events across much of the heart of the Midwest, but the team will also feature a new look, set to make its official debut in 34 Raceway’s IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.

In all, nearly 50 starts will make up TKS Motorsports’ 2023 agenda, featuring headliners with not only the Wisconsin based IRA Series, but also the High Limit Series, POWRi, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and All Star Circuit of Champions. The team will also focus on weekly competition at the ever-famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

As mentioned, TKS Motorsports will fly an updated look in their coming campaign featuring an array of white, gray, and green, all of which coinciding with dedicated, second year partners, Albaugh Your Alternative and Iowa Barnstormers.

“We’re excited to show off this new look at tracks around the region. We have a big slate planned and getting this beautiful ‘2KS’ in victory lane is our ultimate goal,” Troy Renfro, owner of TKS Motorsports, explained. “Knoxville Raceway will be our primary focus. To win another championship would be surreal, but with so many larger shows within a few hours drive, there’s no excuse to miss those. Ian [Madsen] has the talent and the drive to be up front on any given night and we plan to do that.”

Major events on TKS Motorsports’ calendar include Knoxville Raceway’s annual Knoxville Nationals, Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals, and Jackson Motorplex’s Jackson Nationals, all of which are set to attract the nation’s finest.

Other premier programs on TKS Motorsports’ upcoming slate include High Limit Series starts at Lakeside Speedway, 34 Raceway, Eagle Raceway, and Huset’s Speedway, the Border Brawl between Jackson, Knoxville, and Huset’s, the annual Bull Haulers Brawl at Huset’s Speedway, and Knoxville Raceway’s pre-Nationals Capitani Classic.

“We have a nice mix,” Renfro continued. “There’s always the possibility to travel elsewhere throughout the season, but for now, we’ll focus on the task at hand.”

April
7th 34 Raceway (IRA)
8th 34 Raceway (IRA)
11th Lakeside Speedway (High Limit)
15th Knoxville Raceway
21st Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
22nd Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
25th 34 Raceway (High Limit)
29th Knoxville Raceway
30th Mason City Motor Speedway (IRA)

May
6th Knoxville Raceway
13th Knoxville Raceway
19th Lee County Speedway (POWRi 410 Series)
20th Knoxville Raceway
27th Knoxville Raceway
28th Huset’s Speedway
29th Huset’s Speedway

June
3rd Knoxville Raceway
6th Eagle Raceway (High Limit)
9th Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
10th Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
16th Jackson Motorplex | Border Brawl
17th Knoxville Raceway | Border Brawl
18th Huset’s Speedway | Border Brawl
21st Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals (WOO)
22nd Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals (WOO)
23rd Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals (WOO)
24th Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals (WOO)
30th Lee County Speedway (POWRi 410 Series)

July
1st Knoxville Raceway
7th 34 Raceway (WOO)
8th Knoxville Raceway
15th Knoxville Raceway
21st 34 Raceway (All Stars)
22nd Knoxville Raceway
29th Knoxville Raceway (All Stars)

August
6th Knoxville Raceway | Capitani Classic
9th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
11th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
12th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
15th Huset’s Speedway (High Limit)
17th Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
18th Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
19TH Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
26th Knoxville Raceway

September
2nd Huset’s Speedway | Bull Haulers Brawl
3rd Huset’s Speedway | Bull Haulers Brawl
9th Cedar Lake Speedway (IRA)
16th TBD*
17th TBD*

October
14th Lakeside Speedway (WOO)

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will launch their 2023 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh LLC, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: N/A
Top-Tens: N/A

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished eighth (Tasker Phillips) during the Border Battle opener at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 17. Finished seventh (Ian Madsen) in Lee County Speedway POWRi 410 sprint car start on Sunday, July 10. Finished 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 16. Scheduled to start front row until Mother Nature interfered on Saturday, July 23. Qualified for Knoxville Nationals B-Main and finished 16th. Finished tenth (Ian Madsen) in Knoxville Raceway’s season-ending championship program. Finished second at Huset's Speedway on September 3. Finished second at Cedar Lake Speedway on September 10.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Kicked Off His 2023 Season in Pennsylvania

Two-Race Weekend Begins the Rebuilding Process

Port Royal, PA – March 9, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt kicked off his 2023 season with a two-race weekend at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. It was the first opportunity of the year for the new team to work together at the track and to find out if they could build on the baseline they had established with the same equipment at the end of last season.

Date: 3/3/23 Event: Modified Madness Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown PA Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 8th (10), A-main 16th (23)

Date: 3/4/23 Event: Opening Day Track: Port Royal Speedway City, State: Port Royal, PA Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 5th (7), B-main 5th (5), A-main 13th (15)

Lincoln Recap

Lincoln Speedway’s Saturday afternoon race, their final scheduled daytime show of the season, saw 29 teams sign in for action. The lineups for three 10-lap heat races were set by a random draw. The top six finishers from each would transfer to the A-main, with the remainder of the field moving to the B-main for a final shot to make the show.

Reinhardt’s day got off to a less than desirable start with a high draw that placed him 10th in the starting lineup for his heat race. An 8th place finish wasn’t quite enough to put him in the show, but he later advanced through the B-main.

Reinhardt started 23rd in the 30-lap A-main and was able to make some forward progress during the race, recording a 16th place finish at the end of the day.

“We were a lot better at the end of the day. We were just buried too deep in traffic to do a lot with what we had.”, Reinhardt commented.

Port Royal Recap

The lid-lifter for the 2023 season at ‘The Speed Palace’ drew 29 sprint car teams to chase the newly announced $5,000 winner’s share for weekly shows. The format lined up three 10-lap heat races by pill draw, with the top six finishers from each transferring directly to the feature event. Only the top three would make the invert redraw.

For the second day in a row, Reinhardt’s draw wasn’t a friendly one. He lined up 7th in his heat race and battled his way to 5th on the tricky daytime surface. He was in the show, but once again would start deep in the field.

Reinhardt rolled to the green for the 25-lap A-main from his starting spot inside row eight. Forward progress was minimal for the Neptune City, NJ native Sunday afternoon, and he ultimately crossed the line with a 13th place finish.

“Overall, it was just good to shake the rust off. I had a few new guys helping, so we needed this weekend to start learning to work together at the track and to get everyone working in the same direction.“, Reinhardt said.

“Our results weren’t the best but starting in row 4 and 5 in the heats doesn’t help. We need to get better at passing cars in the heats to set us up better for feature time at draw shows.“

Up Next

With this weekend’s World of Outlaw action in Pennsylvania scrapped due to weather, next up for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 will be battles against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 17th and 18th.

Keep up with the latest on Kyle’s schedule all season long at Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events.

Season Stats

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s

Trivia Question

In what year and at what track did Kyle Reinhardt capture his first career 410 sprint car victory? Do you know what notable race he won that day?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

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We have something for any budget and any venue. Capitol has become the leader in new innovative ideas and changes to the Renegade brand. Through our own experiences as Racers and Custom and Antique car collectors we have added many new designs to the product.

Our goal is to not only sell you the product that you want, but to see you through the entire ownership experience and then be there when you want to purchase your next. For 80 years, our business success has endured by this same formula.

When you are considering all your purchase options how many others can truthfully say that and back it up with their actions? Whether you are a Circle Track racer, Drag Racer, Road Racer, Custom or Antique Car Collector, Motorcycle Rider or a Luxury Motorcoach enthusiast, come in and visit to see for yourself what we are all about. You will not be disappointed!

View our online showroom at CapitolRenegade.com and join the Renegade Life!

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at: A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

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Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Kyle Reinhardt on Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21 Kyle Reinhardt races with Glenndon Forsythe (5) at Lincoln Speedway on 3-4-23 (photo credit: DK Photography) Kyle Reinhardt (photo credit: DK Photography) THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

March 25th at Springfield Raceway Set to Open POWRi WAR 2023 Season
Belleville, IL. (3/9/23) Launching into the year at a familiar running ground, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will kickstart the 2023 season on Saturday, March 25th at Springfield Raceway.

Previously visiting the quarter-mile semi-banked oval on ten separate occasions, most recently in 2018 with local Billings Missouri talent Wesley Smith earning the hard-fought feature victory. All-time Casey Shuman(2013 & 2015) and Korey Weyant(2016 & 2017) each set atop the leaderboard with a pair of wins as Austin Alumbaugh(2013), Zach Daum(2014), Chris Morgan(2014), Zach Chappell(2014), and Danny Thoman(2015) all each have one win a piece.

Classes scheduled for competition at Springfield Raceway on Saturday, March 25th include the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, POWRi Midwest Mods A& B Classes, INEX Legends, Mini-Stock, Stock Cars, and POWRi Pure Stocks.

Saturday, March 25 | Springfield Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 1:30 PM
General Admission: 4:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 4:30 PM
Engine Heat: 4:45 PM
Hot Laps: 5:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

Track details for Springfield Raceway including points standings, location, and facility details can be found online at www.springfieldraceway.com | 2110 N Farm Road 123
Springfield, MO 65802.

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations; future updates will be posted as confirmed. All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, and on Facebook at POWRi.
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Shop Kyle Larson A-main Bonus Award returning to Sprint Car Challenge Tour this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The fast-approaching season opener for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on March 25th at Placerville Speedway will dish out $3,000 to the winner, with the announcement of the Shop Kyle Larson A-main Bonus Award returning in 2023.

“We want to thank Kyle Larson and www.shopkylelarson.com for their support once again this season,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “The unique thing about this bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour throughout the year. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2023 and can’t wait to get it started at Placerville Speedway later this month.”

Full-time teams/owners who win an Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards A-main this season will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of www.shopkylelarson.com which is the official place to shop for merchandise from the 2021 NASCAR Cup champion. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time SCCT participants at the first race, the $500 perk will be paid to the A-Main winner on March 25th at Placerville Speedway.

With the sponsorship, it allows full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night.

If a tour regular doesn’t win the feature on a certain night, that $500 will roll over to be used at a later date.

Standard nightly payouts for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will once again be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the A-main.

Shop Kyle Larson BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

1. Available to any car owner who is a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

2. Full-time participant is defined as a car owner who has not missed any Sprint Car Challenge Tour race up to that point of the schedule.

3. A car owner does not have to utilize the same driver at all events, nor does a driver have to utilize the same car owner in order to collect the bonus money. However, the A-Main winning car owner MUST BE a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. PLEASE NOTE: a full-time driver is not eligible for the bonus if that driver wins a Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-Main in a car whose owner is not a full-time participant.

4. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participants at the first scheduled race the $500.00 bonus WILL be paid to the A-Main winner.

 

 

FloRacing Returns to Silver Dollar Speedway in 2023

CHICO, Calif., March 8, 2023… SLC Promotions is excited to announce their continued partnership with the steaming service FloRacing for the 2023 racing season. Silver Dollar Speedway and FloRacing will continue to offer great on track racing with outstanding live streamed shows for fans worldwide.

Fans can head to www.silverdollarspeedway.com to see this year’s upcoming racing schedule. To subscribe yearly or purchase an individual race this season on FloRacing, please head to our website, click the Fan Info tab, and click the Watch Live option. Here is a direct link https://flosports.link/3KlViu6

“We are excited to continue our partnership with FloRacing at Silver Dollar Speedway,” said Brad Sweet of SLC Promotions. “We have a great relationship on so many levels and we are excited to keep showcasing our sensational racing across their great platform.”

Streaming viewers will have the chance to watch The Mini Gold Cup on March 17 and 18. On Friday night March 17, the 410 sprint cars, Hobby Stocks, and IMCA Sport Mods are slated to kick of the racing season. On the following night, the NARC/KWS 410 Sprint cars and the BCRA Lightning Sprints are the main attraction. The Saturday night NARC/KWS main event will pay the winner a whopping $6,000.

ABOUT FLOSPORTS

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv

ABOUT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval racetrack located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair St., Chico, California. Opened in 1962, the track hosts multiple high-profile events including the marquee Gold Cup Race of Champions, Silver Cup John Padjen Classic, David Tarter Memorial, and the Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard

silverdollarspeedway.com • facebook.com/sdspeedway • twitter.com/sdspeedway

ABOUT SLC PROMOTIONS

Founded in 2021 by championship auto racers Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson—along with business partner Colby Copeland—SLC (Sweet Larson Copeland) Promotions is dedicated to leading grassroots dirt track racing into the future while preserving the sport’s rich history. SLC manages and operates Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Opens 2023 With Podium Run at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night in Marysville, CA, Dawson Hammes got his 2023 season off to a great start as the youngster tallied a third-place finish at the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial.

“Friday night was a lot of fun, and I was really happy with how our night went,” Hammes said. “I want to thank Joel Myers Jr for coming out and helping with the car after landing back in the states earlier in the week. It meant a lot, and he is always fun to race with.”

Hammes got his night kicked off by timing the Voodue Company/Movement Brewing/STS Farming backed No. 55d entry in fifth fastest in qualifying time trial, which was good enough to put him on the front row of his heat race.

“I missed my line in qualifying, but we had good speed and it still put us in a really good position for the rest of the night,” Hammes added.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Hammes was able to get the jump and cruise to the heat race win. Picking up the win was vital on this night, as it made the Marysville, CA driver eligible for the redraw.

Pulling the four, Hammes lined up in the second row of the 25-lap feature event alongside Sprint Car veteran, Andy Forsberg. When the race came to life, Hammes settle into fourth for the opening two laps before issues for the third-place car drew the race’s only caution.

Back underway, Hammes was comfortably in third as he chased after the lead duo of Tanner Carrick and Andy Forsberg. With the race essentially going non stop for the final 22-laps, Hammes would close in on Forsberg numerous times and challenge for the runner up position as they raced through traffic.

Unable to quite make anything stick to overtake the runner up spot, Hammes capped his opener with a third-place finish.

“To run third to Carrick and Forsberg is a really good night,” Hames said. “A big thanks to my parents for continuing to make all of this possible, as well as a shoutout to Josh, Dalton, Guy, and Ally for their help. It really means a lot of have great people come out and support.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Voodue Company, Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Hammes will make a return trip to Marysville Raceway this Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

Travis Arenz Motorsports to tackle full
2023 IRA 410 Sprint Car Series slate

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) March 8, 2023 – On the heels of back-to-back championship-winning seasons in the 360 Sprint Car ranks, Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. is gearing up to focus on 410 Sprint Car action with his Travis Arenz Motorsports team intending to hit the road to contend for Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series rookie of the year accolades, during the upcoming 2023 season.

Arenz heads into his 16th season of racing action and his first full season of 410 Sprint Car competition after nailing down the 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) 360 Sprint Car titles.

During the 2022 MSA-PDTR 360 Sprint Car season, Arenz racked up eight A-main victories, 17 top-five and 18-top-10 A-main showings, five heat race wins and two fast qualifier awards in 19 official events en route to the MSA and PDTR championships.

Arenz also competed in seven 410 Sprint Car events with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Sprint Car Series in 2022, earning one top-five, three top-10 and four top-15 A-main showings, three dash appearances and one dash victory to finish 25th in the final 2022 IRA point standings.

The highlight of Arenz's 2022 410 Sprint Car campaign was an IRA career-best second place A-main finish at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

To date, Arenz has amassed a total of 70 career A-main victories, including 30 MSA/PDTR 360 Sprint Car wins, 20 IMCA Northern Sport Mod/PDTR B Mod A-main triumphs and 20 4-Cylinder Outlaw Compact A-main victories, to go along with six series and track championships, including the 2013 4-Cylinder Outlaw Compact title at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. and the 2016 Northern Sport Mod championship at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., as well as two MSA 360 Sprint Car (2021, 2022) and a pair of PDTR 360 Sprint Car (2021, 2022) crowns.

Arenz will launch his rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car campaign, which features 32 races at 16 different tracks in six states, with an IRA-Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) co-sanctioned doubleheader event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8.

“As a team, we are looking forward to the challenge of running a full season with the IRA,” Arenz said. “As a racer, I’m excited to try the next level of competition.”

In addition to a full schedule of 410 Sprint Car action with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, Arenz is also planning to enter a handful of Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car events during the 2023 campaign.

“Along with the IRA schedule, there will be a mix of 360 races as well, which will mainly be decided as we go through the season,” Arenz said. “At this point, there will be three nights at Plymouth where we are planning to have both cars. Overall, I’m looking at doing roughly eight races with the 360.”

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Alex Wesenburg, Tony Fox, Curtiss Humphrey and Trevor Hittman.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Service One Transportation

Located at N5761 County Road M in Plymouth, Wis., Service One Transportation has been a proud supporter of Travis Arenz Motorsports since the team moved into the 360 Sprint Car division in 2018.

Service One Transportation opened its doors in 1997 when Dan Flagstad, Sr. decided to venture out on his own, following a distinguished career in transportation sales. Starting with a single driver and truck, Dan grew the business by providing unsurpassed service to the customers and living by the creed of “doing whatever it takes to get the job done for the customer.”

The customer-first philosophy continues today with current President and Owner Dan Flagstad, Jr., along with his partner, Mike Myszewski, who serves as vice president of operations and logistics. Under Dan’s leadership, Service One Transportation has experienced the innovation of a new generation, while retaining the customer and family-first philosophy started by Dan Sr.

Today, Service One has grown into a full service logistics and transportation company with a large portfolio of services, including 53-foot dry van, dry bulk with rail car transport, blanket wrap transport and warehousing. Service One can handle all truckload, volume LTL and expedited shipments to 48 states and all Canadian provinces.

For a personalized transportation quote, contact Service One Transportation by phone at 1-888-988-3344 or 920-467-4793, email at dispatch@serviceonetrans.com or visit https://www.serviceonetransportation.com/.

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2023 Schedule
Friday, April 7 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa (IRA/MOWA)
Saturday, April 8 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa (IRA/MOWA)
Saturday, April 15 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, April 29 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, April 30 – Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa (IRA)
Saturday, May 13 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA/All Stars)
Saturday, May 20 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA/All Stars)
Saturday, June 3 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA/All Stars)
Saturday, June 10 – Sycamore Speedway, Maple Park, Ill. (IRA)
Sunday, June 11 – Angell Park Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 24 – Fairbury Speedway, Fairbury, Ill. (IRA)
Saturday, July 1 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Thursday, July 13 – I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn. (IRA/NOSA)
Friday, July 14 – River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, North Dakota (IRA/NOSA)
Saturday, July 15–River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks,North Dakota (IRA/NOSA)
Friday, July 21 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, July 28 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 29 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 19 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Aug. 20 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Aug. 25 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 26–Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO. (IRA/MOWA)
Friday, Sept. 1 – Dodge County Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 2 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Sept. 8 – Grondik Law Speedway, Superior, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 16 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 30 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Travis Arenz Motorsports
360 Sprint Car
2022 Season
By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 19
A Main Victories – 8
Top Five A Main Finishes – 17
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 18
Heat Race Victories – 5
Fast Qualifier Awards – 2
Midwest Sprint Car Association Points Finish – 1st
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Points Finish – 1st

Travis Arenz Motorsports
410 Sprint Car
2022 Season
By The Numbers

Total IRA Events – 7
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 3
Dash Victories – 1
Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 25th

Travis Arenz Motorsports
Career Highlights
2008-2022

Total A Main Victories – 70
4-Cylinder Outlaw Compact A Main Victories – 20
IMCA Northern Sport Mod/B Mod A Main Victories – 20
MSA/PDTR 360 Sprint Car A Main Victories – 30
2013 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 4-Cylinder Outlaw Compact Champion
2016 141 Speedway Northern Sport Mod Champion
2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion
2021 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion
2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion
2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Produces Third World of Outlaws Win of Season in Fifth Race

Inside Line Promotions – BARBERVILLE, Fla. (March 8, 2023) – David Gravel is off to a strong start this season as he captured another World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory on Monday night.

The Big Game Motorsports pilot capped the first two rounds of the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown with a return to Victory Lane at Volusia Speedway Park, where he scored a pair of triumphs in February prior to the win on Monday.

The two-day event began on Sunday when Gravel qualified sixth quickest. A runner-up result in a heat race earned a spot into the dash. Gravel maneuvered from sixth to third in the dash before starting the A Main on the inside of the second row.

“I thought the stars were going to align there,” Gravel said in a World of Outlaws press release. “We actually had a really good car. I got a good start and had a half a car length there on Buddy (Kofoid). Then, he crowded me, which he didn’t do anything wrong, but that let Carson get by me and that changed our race. I got a lot of good runs on Buddy and just couldn’t pass him. Luckily, I didn’t get involved in that crash.”

Gravel ran fourth for a majority of the feature before a late-race incident between a pair of drivers in front of him moved him to second. He maintained that position to garner his third straight podium to start the World of Outlaws season.

The night concluded with the make-up A Main from the DIRTcar Nationals finale that rained out last month. Gravel lined up ninth and was battling for a top five when he was involved in a crash. The team thrashed in the work area to get him back onto the track and Gravel rallied from the rear of the field to record a 12th-place finish, which dropped him to second in the DIRTcar Nationals final standings.

Monday was a hectic night for the team as Gravel noticed during qualifying that an engine change was necessary. Despite the mechanical problem, which was tied to the crash the previous night, Gravel timed in second quickest. The team swapped engines in time for Gravel to win a heat race. He then placed second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row in the A Main. Gravel quickly rocketed into the lead and held onto the top spot for all 30 laps.

“We smashed a header last night in the feature and I think we hurt the motor a little bit and got through qualifying and had to change it,” he said during an interview on DIRTVision. “That’s probably the best car I had here at Volusia so far. I was not happy, but I was okay with starting second in that race. I spun the tires in the dash and I knew getting the jump on the outside was going to be the place to be and it all worked out really, really good.”

The win was Gravel’s 79th with the World of Outlaws. It was also his fourth at Volusia Speedway Park in the last six features dating back to last year.

Next up for the team is a trip to Central Pennsylvania to race on March 17 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg and on March 18 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown.

QUICK RESULTS –

March 5 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (3); Make-up feature: 12 (9).

March 6 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS –

7 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT –

March 17 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and March 18 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

TICKET LINK –

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset’s Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

 

 

James McFadden Gives Roth Motorsports 100th Career World of Outlaws Win with DIRTcar Nationals Finale Triumph

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park was memorable night for Roth Motorsports, Toyota Racing Development, and James McFadden. During the rain delayed DIRTcar Nationals Finale, McFadden flexed his muscle and picked up his first win of the season, but in doing so he gave Roth Motorsports their 100th career win on tour and it also marked the first series win for Toyota USA and their Toyota Racing Development 410ci engine.

“We weren’t able to get to the top of the podium until the end of 2022, so to get a win this early in the season is great,” James McFadden said. “To get this win, and it be the 100th Series win for Dennis and Teresa Roth is really special. They have been at it for over 30 years, and this is a testament to their support of this sport we all know and love. Top that off with getting the first win for Toyota USA, and TRD really makes this a great night all around.”

McFadden picked right up on Sunday night where he left off three weeks ago before the rain came and delayed the program. Picking up the win during the Toyota Fast Pass Dash, JMAC put the Roth Enterprises/Toyota/TRD backed No. 83 entry on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

With the waiving of the green flag, the Alice Springs, NT driver was hard on the throttle and quickly jumped out to the early lead with his former KKR teammate, Brad Sweet in tow.

Out front, McFadden was very stout aboard the Brent Ventura prepared entry as he was able get through traffic with precision when necessary.

A late restart bunched the field back up, but it was no worry for JMAC who was able to again power away from the field and race his way to the win and pick up a very memorable 100th win for Hall of Fame Car Owners, Dennis and Teresa Roth.

“Brent, Wood, and Rob, worked hard on this car all night long in both shows and got us really good when it mattered most,” McFadden said. “We have a lot of speed and I am hoping we can get a lot more of these wins in 2023. Huge thanks to Dennis, Teresa, Todd, and everyone associated with this team for allowing us to have another go at the tour this season.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Toyota, TRD, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, Speedway Engine Development Inc., Rider Racing Engines, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, AL Drive Lines, Factory Kahne, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, P1, and Performance Racegear for their support.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and James McFadden are now idle this weekend due to a rain out, but will return to action on 3/17 at Williams Grove Speedway and on the 18th at Lincoln Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

To keep up with James, follow him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25.

 

 

Bates-Hamilton Racing readies for new season with a fresh look and loaded schedule

By Gary Thomas

Carmichael, CA…As the racing season is upon us in California, Bates-Hamilton Racing is pleased to debut a brand new design that will go along with a massive schedule on the West Coast with driver Justyn Cox.

“We are really excited for the upcoming season with Justyn Cox piloting the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x Sprint Car,” said BHR co-owner Roger Hamilton. “Brad Scadden with B Scadden Design did an amazing job with the design, graphics, and renderings for both our 410 and 360 cars this year. Thomas Arbogast with Arbo-Tec also did an exceptional job with the paint and clear coat. We’re very fortunate to have a great group of partners that support our team. Josh, Scotty, and Hayden have been working hard preparing the cars, and we can’t wait to get going.”

Bates-Hamilton Racing and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox will place its primary focus on the 24-race schedule with the Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars. The NARC campaign kicks-off on Saturday March 18th with the “Mini Gold Cup” at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, before concluding November 4th during the 40th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track.

In addition to NARC action, the full Sprint Car Challenge Tour slate is also on tap, which showcases a total of 14 races this season. Rounding out the schedule will be selected shows at Silver Dollar Speedway, Placerville Speedway and all major events in the Golden State, including the annual “Trophy Cup” at Thunderbowl Raceway in October. The combo will also take on the High Limit Series in Tulare coming up on March 21st.

“I’m really excited about the 2023 season” stated BHR co-owner Josh Bates. “We are better prepared than ever before. I’m also excited to have Hayden and Drew this year to help, because with the 57-plus race schedule we are going to need it! This will be the first season we will be running both complete NARC and SCCT schedules. It’s a big challenge and I’m confident that we are ready for it.” 

-𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝗥𝗙𝗣 returns to the team for a second season and will be one of the primary partners on the car for 2023. benefitRFP Inc. (bRFP) is a direct, high-end national provider of Executive Benefit Plan solutions, headquartered in Sacramento, CA and comprised of an unparalleled team of knowledgeable advisors.

Over 25 years of experience in the field has allowed them the privilege of working with thousands of large, privately held companies and their senior executives. Using top awarded custom technology, bRFP simplifies the complex world of executive benefit planning to save you time without sacrificing business strategy or competitive edge. To learn more visit the company at https://benefitrfp.com/

Bob Nienaber, founder of benefitRFP said, “In my business and personal life I continuously surround myself with proven winners. After meeting with BHR owners Josh and Roger, as well as Justyn Cox and team members, I feel they are the best team suited to win the 2023 Championship.”

-After coming on board at the end of last season 𝗟𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 moves into the role of being a primary sponsor in 2023. Lippert Construction is a General Engineering Contractor that specializes in grading.

“WE PERFORM BY KEEPING OUR WORD. YOUR PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED ON-TIME AND ON-BUDGET AS PROMISED. WHILE ACTIVELY SEEKING TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY FOR OUR CLIENTS, WE ELIMINATE PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY ARISE. WE USE ONLY THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS, REDUCING PROJECT DELAYS AND YOUR LEVEL OF RISK.”

Dave Lippert, President, Lippert Construction, Inc. To learn more about the company simply visit https://www.lippertconstruction.com/

-Teichert Construction returns to BHR for a third consecutive season. Teichert is a construction company operating in California since 1887. Over the years, Teichert has grown into a diverse mix of businesses, most notably Teichert Construction and Teichert Materials. With a commitment to our family of employees, high quality of work, strong customer satisfaction, and giving back to the community, Teichert will continue to flourish in the 21st century and beyond.

-Bates Hamilton Racing is pleased to welcome back Clow Valve for a sixth season. Clow Valve Company’s roots date back to 1878. Then known as James B. Clow & Sons, the company was a jobber of wrought iron pipe and other foundry products. In 1890, Clow added fire hydrants and waterworks valves to its line by becoming a distributor for the Eddy Valve Company of Waterford, N.Y. Today, Clow Valve Company operates at two locations, with those in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Riverside, Calif.

-Back for a sixth season as well with the team will be VinylTech PVC Pipe. Vinyltech Corporation is a manufacturer of (American Water Works Association) AWWA C900 water, ASTM D3034 and F679 gravity flow sewer PVC pipe products. These pipes are sold through waterworks distributors for use in municipal water, wastewater, force main sewer (color coded green) and water reclamation systems (color coded purple).  Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the company has been producing these products since 1983 and are one of the last American owned producers in the western United States.

-Dan Ewart Sales returns to BHR for a sixth straight campaign. DAN EWART SALES LLC is a manufacturers’ rep company with over 40 years’ experience in the waterworks industry. They represent Vinyltech PVC Pipe, Hydrant Repair Parts, and Harco Fittings.

-The team is excited to welcome back Advance Drainage Systems for their sixth year of partnership. Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is focused on drainage products and services that deliver solutions for the most persistent and challenging water management problems. From safely pre-treating and managing stormwater runoff, to helping developers and property owners harvest rainwater, they focus on the development of water solutions that make land more arable, cities more livable, and the world a greener place to live.

-BHR welcomes back Custom Pipe and Fabrication for a sixth season. Since 1972 Custom Pipe & Fabrication has offered the highest quality products, materials, and services for the water industry. Their products are utilized in production, treatment, and transfer of water. Custom Pipe & Fabrication is focused on the three things which they believe will lead to a successful organization. They are safety, quality, and production. 

-Long-time partner B Scadden Design is also back for a sixth season with BHR. “Brad and I have been friends since the mid 80’s when we worked on Howard Kaeding’s car at the Fairgrounds in San Jose. He has been doing our designs, graphics, helmets, fire suits and basically anything we’ve needed since 2018. Our race cars look great because of him and the attention to detail that he provides our team.” If you are in the market for design and graphics work be sure and contact Brad Scadden at brad@bscaddendesign.com

-Bates Hamilton Racing would like to welcome aboard Specified Pipe as a brand new sponsor for 2023. Specified Pipe are dedicated manufacturers’ representatives for Diamond Plastics and have a single purpose: to improve the understanding and use of PVC pipe. We are singularly focused on the use of segmented, gasketed PVC pipe for buried water and wastewater applications, such as: Potable water transmission, Potable water distribution, Gravity collection & conveyance of sanitary & storm sewer, force mains and more.

-Continuing a three-year partnership with BHR, North Bay Waterworks returns for 2023. North Bay Waterworks is located in Santa Rosa, CA and is a premier Manufacturers’ Representative firm serving Northern California and Northern Nevada. They represent a variety of high-quality manufacturers’ products for the Water and Wastewater industries. They also have over 50-years of combined experience and a reputation for outstanding customer service.

-SIP Industries returns for a second season. SIP was one of the first innovators to globally source municipal castings and utility fittings in the United States. We set the standard for quality and reliable globally sourced products in an economical manner for the utility marketplace and OEM castings. Our products are fully recyclable and made from recycled material wherever possible.

-BHR is pleased have Tigre back for a third straight year. With 80 years of history, Tigre is a multinational company with a strong global presence, a leader in solutions for civil construction. The company offers a broad product portfolio that grows each year. We are driven by taking care of the water to transform people's quality of life. We are the company that takes the experience with water beyond the construction site, by offering the best solutions available.

-Also returning for a third consecutive campaign is Star Pipe Products. Star Pipe Products is a global manufacturer and supplier for a broad array of iron products, including Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings and Accessories, Joint Restraints, and Municipal and Construction Castings. With 14 regional distribution centers across North America, Star Pipe Products has a storage capacity of over 1 million square feet that includes over 75,000 bin locations.

-Bates Hamilton Racing is happy to add McWane Ductile to the sponsor lineup this season. With more than 900 employees, McWane Ductile stands today as North America's leading and most experienced Ductile iron pipe manufacturer and supplier, a company with a rich history and a vital role in securing America's future water infrastructure for generations to come.

Supporting sponsors with Bates-Hamilton Racing include: Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions.

Cox and BHR are gearing up to open the season with the two-night Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on March 17th and 18th.

“I’m excited to get going at Mini Gold Cup and start the year off there,” Cox stated. “That’s a race I’d love to win. It always feels right starting the year at Chico, as that’s been the case for myself for many years. Josh, Scotty, and Roger have built some beautiful cars this winter and I’m truly lucky to be the one to drive them. I think we’re going to have great speed and a lot of fun this season with everyone involved.”

Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

Lernerville Speedway

Drivers, We Hear You . . . Hoosier National Tire Rules Updates!

Sarver, PA (March 8, 2023) Our recent announcement of the adoption of the new National Hoosier Tire rules for the Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars and the Precise Racing Products Late Models was met with some concern and frustration by our loyal weekly Fab4 Revved Up by Marburger Farm Dairy drivers.

Conversations over the past few days with multiple drivers in the Peoples Sprints division, have opened our eyes that the inventory of existing Hoosier Tires is such that the initial burn off date of June 9 may not be sufficient for some teams to use up their existing cache of tires. As such, Lernerville Speedway officials will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation to determine a more appropriate date for the burn off period.

In the meantime, and until further notice, drivers will be permitted to use the 2022 Hoosier rear tires, H12, H15, and medium as well as the new D12A, D15A and medium Hoosier sprint car tires for Fab4 Racing events, including Western PA Speedweek. However, Peoples Sprint Car drivers are advised that any sanctioned event, including the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup sanctioned by the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions, the FAST sanctioned Peluso Roofing Sprint Car Spectacular, and the Commonwealth Clash sanctioned by the High Limit Sprint Car Series will follow the series’ tire rules.

After talking with numerous Precise Late Models drivers, we are aware of the questions associated with the Hoosier NLMT1 compound and will monitor the situation and access as needed. As of now, all four of the new Hoosier NLMT (NLMT1, NLMT2, NLMT3, NLMT4) compounds will be allowed for competition during the burn off period and after the June 2 implementation date. Also, please be aware that drivers will be required to abide by the sanctioning tire rules for the ULMS events on the 2023 Lernerville schedule and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned ‘Firecracker 100’ presented by Big River Steel.

Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic does anticipate having the new Sprint Car Hoosier Tires available for purchase on Fab4 Racing Opening Night, which is scheduled for Friday, April 21, for those that are willing and ready to make the switch to new and more adaptable D12A, D15A and Medium tires. The new Late Model NLMT stamped tires are available at Precise Racing Products. Precise and HTMA have been longtime supporters of Lernerville Speedway and will continue to provide our drivers with tires, fuel and all the parts they need both trackside and from their headquarters on Route 356 just a mile or so south of the track.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY OPENS ITS 27TH SEASON THIS SATURDAY – UPDATE ON THE DWR SITUATION

(Perris, CA, March 7, 2022) The West Coast’s premiere dirt track, Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway, will open its 27th season this Saturday night, March 11th, when LKQ Pick Your Part presents Night of Destruction. The night of racing and family fun will feature daring Figure 8s, competitive Mini Stocks, hard-hitting Demo Cross, thrilling Mini Stock Figure 8s, and of course, the crowd favorite, crazy Double Deckers. Spectator gates for the night of motorized mayhem will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first crash will be at 7:00 p.m.

“We are looking for a great crowd to kick off what we think is going to be a great 2023 season,” veteran promoter Don Kazarian said. “The only change in Night of Destruction for 2023 will be Mini Stock Figure 8s replacing the Trailer Figure 8 race. The Trailer class dwindled over the past few years while the Mini Stock class has been growing. Some of the Mini Stock guys asked us if they could have their own Figure 8 race. There was a special Figure 8 race for Mini Stocks at the fair last year. After we saw the size of the field, how wild it was, and how much the fans enjoyed it, we decided to add them to this year’s shows. We think the fans will love them.”

Defending 2022 Night of Destruction champions Roger Storey (Figure 8) of Riverside, Whittier’s Michael Schattilly (Demo Cross), Kameron Perry of Riverside (Mini Stocks), Brian Kedzior, also of Riverside, (Overall Iron Man) champ and the Ghost Busters champion Double Decker are all expected to be in action on Saturday.

In addition to the racing, fans are urged to come out early for the on-track autograph and free candy giveaway session with all the drivers and cars. It will run from 5:15 to 5:45.

“I think car counts are going to be way up (in 2023),” Kazarian told host Dave Stall on Sunday’s “Racer Radio Show.” “We have had quite a few new cars when we have been able to have practice sessions over the off-season. You look at Mohave Valley and they had car counts around the low 90s a couple of weeks ago. That is a good sign. I think we will be pleasantly surprised. Everybody is excited and we are just days away from throwing the first green flag.”

Adult tickets for Saturday’s Night of Destruction are $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. For fans who wish to order advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday night.

Of course, the saga with the DWR’s Lake Perris Project has been on everyone’s mind since last year. People should not fret as it will be business as usual all season long Kazarian explained when he appeared on Dave Stall’s “Racer Radio Show” Sunday.

“We are good through the whole year,” Kazarian asserted when Stall asked if the season was only going through September. “We are still conversing with some of our state officials in hoping we can push these guys (DWR) to the table. I cannot even tell you how well they (politicians who fans contacted when asked) responded. There is no doubt that the phone calls and emails helped. It did achieve what we were looking to do. We now have open lines with our state representatives. Before that, nobody was talking to us. Right now it is going through the legal process which sometimes can be painfully slow. We actually have a court date finally. It (the suit) is scheduled to go to trial the first week in September. That is good news and hopefully, it can be resolved before that date.”

After Saturday, the 27th season of action at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will continue on March 18th when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series makes the first of its eight appearances on its home track at the annual “Sokola Shootout. The first PASSCAR/IMCA show of the year will take place on April 8th.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

March 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

March 18th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks And

Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

April 8th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks,

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

April 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns

Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprints Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

April 22nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

April 29th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Placerville Speedway

The continued wet weather and saturated grounds has forced Placerville Speedway officials to cancel the Test and Tune scheduled for this Saturday March 11th.

The facility now turns its attention towards the 58th season opener on Saturday March 18th. Divisions set to tackle the famed quarter-mile during the event include the Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints | Championship Opener
Saturday March 25: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Spring Fever Frenzy
Saturday April 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Eggstravaganza

 

 

Halligan Convincing Out of the Gate; Brings Home Top 5
Team Preparing for Early Season Outlaw Invasion of Pennsylvania

Port Royal, PA – March 8, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Jeff Halligan was convincing, to say the least, right out of the gate at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, driving around and away from pole-sitter Dylan Cisney. He held that advantage until he could nearly smell the checkered flag, then things got complicated.

Date: 3/5/23
Event: Opening Day
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 5th (2)

Early Action

Halligan and the Risser Motorsports, TheTreeCenter.com, Victory Auto of Lewistown, EMM Sales & Service, Jake’s Golf Carts, Pine Hill Trailers, Keystone Ag Spraying No.45 rolled into Port Royal Speedway Sunday afternoon to kick off another season at a track where they have had success in recent years. The team captured two victories and finished third in the championship point standings in 2022.

With 29 teams signed in for action on the sunny Central Pennsylvania day, the format called for three 10-lap heat races. The top six from each would transfer directly to the feature event, but only the top three would be included in the invert redraw.

Halligan started outside the second row in heat race number two. It took a couple laps to get rolling but the Ephrata, PA driver then powered his way into 3rd and went to work for more. A late caution looked like it would give Halligan an opportunity to claim another spot, but it wasn’t to be. He finished 3rd at the line.

The Day's Finale

The invert redraw, which flips either the top 3, 6, 9 or 12 in the starting lineup, worked to Halligan’s advantage. The invert put him outside the front row, alongside Dylan Cisney to start the 25-lap, $5,000 to win A-main.

Halligan wasted no time taking advantage of the high side of the speedway with his well-handling race car. He drove into turn one practically ‘door to door’ with Cisney but powered around the top and drove off turn two with the advantage.

Twice in the first half of the race cautions appeared to work in Halligan’s favor. As he stretched his lead and closed on lapped traffic, the caution lights flashed on, resetting the field and giving Halligan a clear track.

In the later stages of the race, Halligan finally did reach lapped traffic. He held his own, making timely moves and keeping second place Parker Price-Miller at bay by a few car lengths. With six laps to go, Price-Miller finally pulled alongside Halligan’s No.45 but he couldn’t get by.

With three laps remaining and the top five getting tighter as the leaders navigated traffic, things changed. A split-second decision took away Halligan’s momentum and the lead slipped away. By the time Halligan got back the momentum he had lost, he had slipped a few more spots and he crossed the line in 5th.

“I should’ve won.“, a straight to the point Halligan said after the race.

“That was definitely a learning moment for me. I will move on and get better from it, but it’s still tough to lose one that way.“

Recapping the series of events, Halligan zeroed in on the moment when he entered turn one and chose to go low to avoid a string of lapped cars that were occupying the high line, right where he had been ‘making hay’ all day.

“Go where they aren’t” seemed to be the right thing to do. Halligan quickly realized it was the wrong choice. He exited turn two with the lead momentarily, but he had lost momentum and Price-Miller shot by. Meanwhile, Dylan Cisney closed on the pair and sailed high into turn three as the top two dove to the bottom. The move left Halligan in third with two laps remaining.

Just over a lap earlier, Halligan dove low into turn three to take away the momentum Parker Price-Miller was building up. He, and many in attendance, thought that was the move that sealed the win at the time.

“The car was really good. That’s what I’ll take away from today. That and I will get up on the wheel a little more next time probably.“, a still smiling Halligan said.

Season Plans

Halligan’s 2023 schedule will resemble last year. The team’s home will be Port Royal Speedway and their primary goal will be chasing wins and a possible points championship at the fairgrounds half-mile known as ‘The Speed Palace’.

In addition, the team will hit a mix of bigger events in the Central Pennsylvania region. Most of those dates will be determined week by week, closer to the race dates. Stay tuned to Halligan’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information.

Up Next

Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team will return to Port Royal Speedway to take on the World of Outlaws on Friday, March 10th at 7pm and Saturday, March 11th at 4pm. Both nights offer a tidy $10,000 to the winner.

Season Stats

1 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s

Trivia Question

In what year did Jeff Halligan win the Central PA 358 Sprint Championship?

The answer in the next press release!

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Jeff Halligan (45) races Parker Price-Miller (9P) during A-main action on Opening Day at Port Royal Speedway 3-5-23 (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Jeff Halligan surveys the racing surface during a break in action on Opening Day at Port Royal Speedway 3-5-23 (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!


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High Limit Sprint Car Driver Roster Continues To Grow
Mar 7, 2023 by Tyler Burnett
 

Chase Randall has become the latest driver to announce he will compete in all 11 points-paying races for the High Limit Sprint Car Series in 2023.

Randall announced his schedule, which once again features a heavy dose of Knoxville Raceway events, Tuesday via Twitter.

Randall finished third in points with the 360's last year at Knoxville and earned Rookie of the Year honors while posting three quick times and four podiums. The Iowa-based team has purchased a few 410 motors to make High Limit starts along with a few 410 starts at Knoxville Raceway.

Randall won USAC Midget Rookie of the Year honors in 2021. This past year, he had six total Sprint Car victories.
Randall joins the list of drivers who have committed full-time for the High Limit Sprint Car Series points championship. The list already includes series co-owner Kyle Larson, two-time USAC Midget champion Buddy Kofoid, two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, two-time All Star champion Tyler Courtney, as well as Pennsylvania standouts Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks. Justin Peck has also stated his intentions to chase the full schedule.

The series has their first non-points paying event at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway on March 21. The first points race will take place on April 11 at Kansas’ Lakeside Speedway and will pay $50,000 to the race winner.

The series will be back in action two weeks later at 34 Raceway. The inaugural season will also consist of races at Kokomo Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, Eagle Raceway, Grandview Speedway, Huset’s Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Bridgeport Motorsports Park, and the season will conclude at Lincoln Park Speedway on October 10.

 

 

Tuesdays With TMAC: Sensational Start to 2023 in Sunshine State

PETERSEN MEDIA: Terry McCarl looks forward to kicking his season off in Florida every year. Not only is it an escape from the Iowa winter and a place to catch up with some long-time marketing partners, but TMAC has found continued success in Florida as he racked up two more wins this season as he swept a weekend double header at Southern Speedway, and ran third at the Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park.

“I was really pleased with our trip down to Florida,” Terry McCarl said. “It’s a trip I look forward to for a multitude of reasons, and this season trip didn’t disappoint. We had a lot of fun, and we had a really fast racecar at both East Bay and Southern Speedway.”

After becoming a grandfather for the first time on Super Bowl Sunday, McCarl made the decision to travel to East Bay Raceway Park for the Annual Ronald Laney Memorial that kicked off that following Thursday night.

Pulling a high number in the draw, McCarl’s sixth place finish put the Country Builders/JLT Enterprises/DeBerg Concrete backed No. 24 in the night’s ‘B’ Main. Lining up fourth in the semi, the Altoona, IA driver took care of the task at hand as a second-place finish locked him into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 23rd starting position, TMAC had his hands full with event points being tallied leading into Saturday night’s King of the 360 feature. Knowing East Bay Raceway Park very well, McCarl would quickly begin his charge through the field.

With his elbows up, McCarl salvaged a tough start to the night with an impressive run forward as he took the opening night checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

Friday night had more points up for grabs, and on this night, TMAC had a better draw as he put the CM Rock/Bosma Family Farms/HRP mount on the front row of his heat race and proceeded to race his way to the win and lock into the impending feature event.

Gridding the field from the second row on this night, McCarl quickly jumped into second as he showcased a ton of speed in the TMAC Motorsports entry. As the laps clicked off, McCarl would endure a left rear flat that forced him to come to a stop and forfeit his track position. From the tail end of the field, McCarl would get as much as he could in a short amount of time as he worked his way back up to a 13th place finish.

Running second in his heat race on Saturday night, McCarl secured enough points to lock into the Ronald Laney Memorial, King of the 360’s Feature event. Lining up 13th, TMAC was able to gain spots early on a very tricky surface that began laying rubber quickly into the 40-lap race.

Getting into ninth just prior to the halfway point, things would get wild once the race hit the 22nd lap as drivers began losing tires. Running in the Top-10, McCarl’s tire let go on the 24th lap and forced him back to 20th with fresh rubber bolted on.

Knowing that he could now push the limits with his fresh tire, McCarl wasted to time racing his way back to the front as he was into the Top-10 within five laps and was in in fifth just 10 laps removed from his flat. Getting into fourth in the race’s waning laps, TMAC would move into third on the 38th marker and pick up the podium at the storied event.

McCarl’s podium added to an impressive run he has had at the event over the years. With 25 events being ran, TMAC has been absent from two of them, and Rain has intervened and cancelled two King of the 360’s finales. The other 21 nights have been extremely good to TMAC as he was picked up 4 wins, 13 total podiums, 18 Top 5’s and 19 Top-10’s with the other two results being DNF’s.

With East Bay in the rear-view mirror, McCarl and company joined the USCS and headed to Milton, Florida and competed at Southern Speedway.

The doubleheader weekend kicked off on Friday night with McCarl advancing from third to first in his heat race as the win propelled him into the Hoosier Speed Dash.

Lining up on the front row of the Dash, McCarl continued to flex his muscle as he picked up the win and earned the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

Getting out to the early lead, McCarl would set a nice pace before feeling pressure from Mark Smith once traffic came into play. As the two veterans dulled through traffic, McCarl would fend Smith off, and record his first win of the 2023 season, marking the 71st different track he has won at over the course of his storied career.

Returning to Southern Speedway for one final night of action in Florida during his early Spring Break Tour, McCarl picked up right where he left off the night before as he raced to the heat race win from the seventh starting position aboard the Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping/Dynasty Stucco/Meyer International Midways/Paislee Lane Boutique entry.

Pocketing the Dash win for the second consecutive night, McCarl headed into the feature event looking to fully clean sweep the weekend. From the waiving of the green flag, McCarl was the class of the field.

Leading all 30-laps, McCarl capped off a dominant weekend with another win, marking a clean sweep for the weekend at Southern Speedway.

“I have a great group of partners in the South, and it is great to spend a couple of weeks with Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Dynasty Stucco, Meyers International Midways and Paislee Lane Boutique and have some fun,” McCarl said. “I have to thank Marcus Kennedy who built a great set of PRO Shocks and worked overtime to get them to us for the trip, as well as Tyler Davis for all of his hard work. I have a great team of partners behind me in 2023, and I want to thank them for their support and making these trips possible.”

Terry McCarl and TMAC Motorsports would like to thank Country Builders Construction, JLT Enterprises, DeBerg Concrete, CM Rock, Bosma Family Farms, HRP, Justice Brothers/Gillund Ent, Durst Inc., ICGC Iowa Concrete Grinding and Coating, Engler, Phil & Vivian, Octane Inc., Tailgators Bar and Grill, Sposato Paint, Elder Cadillac, Cox Design and Metal Fabrication, Pro Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Crow Enterprises, Schoenfeld, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, All Star Performance, Winters Performance, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Dynasty Stucco, Dent Eliminators, Maxim Chassis, Walker Filtration, Saldana Tanks, KSE Steering, UltraShield Seats, Smith Ti, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, and Hinchman Safety for their continued support.

2023 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: TMAC is TBD on his next event at this time.

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

 

 

Point Fund Tops $12,000; Over $90,000+ Up For Grabs in 2023

Shippenville, PA (Mar 7th, 2023) - Western PA Speedweek is upping the ante in 2023 with more than $90,000 set to be distributed during the five-race miniseries between feature winnings + tow money, race night bonuses, contingency awards, Hoosier tire giveaways and point fund monies. First and foremost, thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors and supporters. Please take note of all those who support Western PA Speedweek, and return the favor to them any chance you get.

The 2023 Western PA Speedweek point fund eclipses the $12,000 mark and will be shared amongst the Top 10 drivers in the weekly rundown. As has become customary, the point fund is fully guaranteed as long as three or more races are completed. While the top three spots pay identical to 2022, positions fourth through ninth will each receive a pay raise.

2023 WESTERN PA SPEEDWEEK POINT FUND ($12,250 total): 1st ($3,000) 2nd ($2,000) 3rd ($1,500) 4th ($1,250) 5th ($1,000) 6th ($900) 7th ($800) 8th ($700) 9th ($600) 10th ($500)

At first glance, the previously announced nightly feature purse does resemble last year’s $3,000 to win, $300 to start structure. However upon closer examination, the payout has been increased for Positions 3rd-12th, many of which are improving by 20-30%. Also returning for 2023 are the renowned Knox Bakery “Quick Time” award, Rustler Sales and Service “Hard Charger” award, The Dirt Network’s “Week Long Hard Charger”, a nightly drawing for a free Hoosier RR Tire, along with one other new and exciting contingency to be released in the coming weeks.

NIGHTLY PAYOUT ($15,000 total): 1st ($3,000); 2nd ($1,500); 3rd ($1,200); 4th ($1,000); 5th ($800); 6th ($700); 7th ($600) 8th ($550); 9th ($500); 10th ($450); 11th ($420); 12th ($400); 13th ($370); 14th ($360); 15th ($350); 16th ($340); 17th ($330); 18th ($320); 19th ($310); 20th-24th ($300); Tow ($100)

HOOSIER TIRE GIVEAWAY: Certificate for one free Hoosier RR Tire drawn at each night's driver's meeting. Must be maintaining perfect attendance to be eligible.

QUICK TIME AWARD presented by THE KNOX BAKERY: $200 minimum each night

HARD CHARGER AWARD presented by RUSTLER SALES AND SERVICE: $200 minimum each night

WEEK LONG HARD CHARGER AWARD presented by THE DIRT NETWORK: $500 to the driver passing the most cars during the course of the week

HARD LUCK AWARD: $50 each night

In case you missed last week's announcement on the 2023 speedweek tire rule and other points of focus, all of that information can be found HERE.

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating along with the support of Bill McCandless Ford, Bowl-O-Drome Family Bowling Center, Classic Ink USA, Kistler Racing Products, The Knox Bakery, Lockhart Raceway, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds, Rustler Sales and Service, Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, Rod Squad Fishing Charters, Hoosier Tire, The Dirt Network, and The A-Main Podcast.

Any companies or individuals interested in further supporting Western PA Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For additional information pertaining to drivers or interested sponsors, please contact Tyler Beichner by call or text at (814) 221-1712 or email at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

The Western PA Speedweek website is www.westernpaspeedweek.com. You can also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westernpasprintspeedweek and find us on Twitter @WesternPASpdwk.


 

Zearfoss perfects passing at Volusia; Home to Port Royal Speedway
2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 11th | 624 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 7, 2023) – Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing certainly perfected the art of passing in their recent visits to Volusia Speedway Park, and although the Pennsylvania-based program was held to just one top-ten finish in the two-day/three-feature Spring Showdown, their efforts were impressive, all of which headlined with a hard-charging performance in the DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday, March 5.

Zearfoss, a former Port Royal Speedway track champion who is competing with the World of Outlaws for a third straight year, battled ahead from 18th to tenth to claim his Hard Charger Award, actually igniting the evening with a near as impressive six spot jump in the Spring Showdown opener; Zearfoss rallied from 19th to 13th.

The “Jonestown Jet” would eventually close out his two-day venture at Volusia with another head turning display, this time persevering after starting 20th on the grid; he finished 14th.

“We passed a lot of race cars this weekend. It’s a great feeling to know that we can persevere even if we’re stuck with tough starting positions,” Zearfoss, driver of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, said. “Hats off to this team. They work hard and never give up and I’m proud of their efforts. We’ll have some home dirt advantage the next few weekends. I think we’re all ready to race close to home in front of our family, friends, and partners.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country, rejoining the Greatest Show On Dirt in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8. Hard charged from 18th to finish tenth in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday evening, March 5 – earned evening’s Hard Charger Award.

 

 

DRIVER HAMILTON JR AND KIRK MORGAN RACING SET TO COMPETE IN MSR

March 7, 2023 – Holly, Michigan – Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro today announced that the Tampa, Florida based Kirk Morgan Racing along with driver Davey Hamilton Jr. plan to compete in a significant number of MSR events in 2023 beginning with the May 20 opener at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.

The 25-year-old Hamilton Jr. is very familiar with MSR. In fact, he got his sprint car start with the series as a 16-year-old rookie in 2014. In four MSR starts with the series in 2014 he finished in the top five on three occasions including a runner-up finish at Anderson on 8/16/14. Since then, he has claimed the 2015 KOTW Western championship and 2016 KOTW National title. He is the defending 2022 Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series champion. At the time of this press release, he is on a 9-race winning streak dating back to October 8, 2022.

“I know a lot of people who follow Must See Racing” explained car owner Morgan. “It seems to be the premier winged pavement series in the country. We’re excited to be able to go run some of these races this year. I feel we’ve got a good team. We’re a professional team and we work hard on our equipment. Our crew chief Todd Schmidt and Davey work good together. We’re gonna run as many as we can this year.”

Hamilton Jr. is eager to test his skills against some of the toughest winged pavement sprint car racers in the country that call MSR home. Hamilton Jr was victorious in NSRA/KOTW and SSSS events in 2022 and tied Aaron Willison for the most pavement sprint car feature victories in the country last season with 8 total victories. As of this press release, he already has 3 wins to start the season including the 4th annual Dave Steele 125.

“If you look at all the winged pavement sprint car series in the country. They’re good in their own right. But MSR does a really good job with promotion” explains Hamilton Jr. “They have a pretty good television package on MAVTV. It’s the only winged pavement sprint car series in the country with televised races. They also have some of the top competitors with Ryan Litt, Jimmy McCune, Joe Liguori, and others. We’ve shown promise in every winged pavement race we’ve competed in over the past year. For us to do some stuff again with MSR is a direction we need to be in and see where our competitive level is against that series”.

“MSR is entering the 2023 season with arguably the strongest field since our beginning with competitors from all across the America and Canada, plus newcomer South African Quintin Saayman. To best prepare the Morgan Racing team, as with any new competitor, we have carefully reviewed the rules, conditions and expectations required for competing with our teams and series.

Davey Hamilton Jr, with his credentials and winning record, joining this season’s extremely tough line up will certainly be much anticipated, interesting and entertaining for the race fans “added MSR’s President Jim Hanks.

The 2023 Berlin Raceway May 20 season opener is still more than two months away. Be sure to log onto www.mustseeracing.com for all the latest news and announcements.

 

 

Schatz improves nightly in Volusia run; Port Royal doubleheader ahead

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 650 points

Dates: Sunday and Monday, March 5th-6th Event: DIRTcar Nationals & Spring Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Florida) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Sunday | Spring Showdown: 7th (21st) Sunday | DIRTcar Nationals: 5th (7th) Monday | Spring Showdown: 4th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 7, 2023) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, made the most of his visit to Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6, and ultimately capped the weekend with not only consistency, but an incredible display of perseverance, kicking things off with an impressive hard charger-worthy performance in the Spring Showdown opener on Sunday, March 5. In all, Schatz accumulated three top-ten scores in the two-day/three-feature program, steadily improving as the weekend progressed.

Schatz, driver of Tony Stewart’s Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, earned his aforementioned hard charger award after starting 21st, forced to do so after ignition problems proved terminal during his respective Sunday night heat race. Nevertheless, Schatz rallied big, climbing from row 11 to finish seventh at the final checkers.

Impressive enough, later that evening, Schatz finished fifth in the DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, eventually capping the entire Volusia slate with a fourth-place score in Monday’s Spring Showdown finale. The Fargo, North Dakota, native started fifth in the final feature before fading slightly to seventh, forced to battle by Logan Schuchart to enter the top five, then powering around Brad Sweet for fourth with less than ten to go.

With all results tallied, Schatz is now eighth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, continuing his quest for an 11th World of Outlaws championship.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country, rejoining the Greatest Show On Dirt in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: Races: 5 Wins: 0 Top-5s: 2 Top-10s: 3

 

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports pleased with Florida effort; Port Royal bound

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 634 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (March 7, 2023) - Despite what proved to be a hectic two days at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida, participating in three A-Mains in two days which included the DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature from early February, CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston put it all together, eventually concluding their Florida campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores, the best being a fifth-place result in the Spring Showdown finale on Monday, March 6.

Bayston, who is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship chase, started eighth on the A-Main lineup before powering ahead to his top-five, forced to tango early with fellow championship contender, Logan Schuchart, then sneaking by reigning Series champion, Brad Sweet, with five remaining.

In addition, the CJB Motorsports hotshoe and Lebanon, Indiana, native finished sixth in the DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature on Sunday, March 5, all after finishing 12th in the Spring Showdown opener the same evening.

Despite being unable to attain a top-ten outcome during the Series’ season-opening Volusia visits in early February, the recent trek was a dose of redemption, working to use their newly activated momentum during the coming trip to Pennsylvania.

“I am really pleased with our Florida effort. We battled through a bit of an issue on night one, but we were able to persevere for two great finishes and I’m super proud of that,” Bayston, driver of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, No. 5 sprint car, said. “Any time you can battle for a top-five against this level of talent and competition, it’s a success story. Building consistency and finding comfort within our team has always been our priority and we’re excited to take all of this momentum back to Pennsylvania with us.”

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country, rejoining the Greatest Show On Dirt in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11. Bayston and CJB Motorsports are prior World of Outlaws Port Royal winners.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Brown leaves Sunshine State with highlight worthy finishes; Potential Pennsylvania visit ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (March 7, 2023) - It was a busy two days for “Blackjack” Brian Brown and his own Brian Brown Racing, but despite the chaotic Sunday and Monday Volusia Speedway Park visit that boasted three features in two days, the Grain Valley, Missouri-based open wheel program prevailed, capping their venture with a pair of top-five finishes, one of which a podium score during the DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday, March 5.

Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, No. 21 sprint car, finished third in his podium quest, charging ahead from eighth to do so. Impressive enough, the podium result was Brown’s second top-five on the evening, actually initiating the night with a fifth-place finish in Volusia’s Spring Showdown opener just a few minutes prior. A “quick time” effort during qualifying set the stage for his entire display.

Although the 2022 Knoxville Raceway track champion was unable to go three-for-three within the top-five column at Volusia, the potential was there, as Brown started ninth in the Spring Showdown finale on Monday, March 6. Unfortunately, a late race turnaround forced Brown to the tail of the field; he was eventually scored 17th.

“What a great night we had on Sunday. We were able to unload and be quick right out of the box and that’s a great asset. Two features resulted in two, solid finishes and I couldn’t be more proud,” Brian Brown said. “We were just a bit off on Monday and didn’t get the A-Main result we wanted. But to come out swinging the first night and earn two top fives says a lot about what this team is capable of and what our potential is.

“Hats off to this entire Casey’s/FVP team..Chad Morgan, Justin Lawer, Lath Hicks, Danny…they’ve been doing a phenomenal job and we’re all really pumped for 2023,” Brown continued. “We’re going to keep our eyes on the weather before we make any decisions regarding our next few weekends. If the weather is good, we’ll head east and spend some time in Pennsylvania. If not, we’ll pick up with the World of Outlaws as soon as we can.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an action-packed weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, first joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 12.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 2
Top-tens: 2
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively.


 

Taking Shape: A Refurbished Georgetown Speedway Opens Friday, April 7

GEORGETOWN, DE – A refreshed, refurbished Georgetown Speedway is taking shape.

The Sussex County half-mile oval, which first hosted auto racing in March 1950, has seen widespread facility improvements this off-season in preparation for the 2023 season, starting Friday, April 7 with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series opener plus Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

Track crews temporarily removed the inside barriers and began the process of carving 25 feet inward on the infield of each corner. The speedway will operate as a four-tenths-mile oval in ’23.

An all-new, state-of-the-art catch fence has been installed in freshly-poured concrete down the track’s frontstretch, enhancing both safety and visibility for fans.

The former flagstand from Dover Motor Speedway in Dover, Del., has been set in place on the frontstretch.

A set of additional aluminum bleachers is on-site, and assembly has started.

Crews have been working overtime at the Sussex County facility as the first on-track action of 2023 approaches in April. The traditional March openers were scrapped this season to allow the improvement projects to be completed.

The Friday, April 7 Grand Reopening features Modifieds in a $3,000-to-win, 25-lap opener, plus the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars (25 laps), Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

The event kicks off the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series points for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman.

Pit Gates open at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:20 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:15 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $25. Seniors (ages 65 and above) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $20. Kids (ages 9-12) pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 and up), $35 for NASCAR members, $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children ages 5 and under.

The first on-track activity is slated for Tuesday, April 4 with Open Practice from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is FREE. Pit admission is $30 (ages 13 and up), $25 for NASCAR members, $10 for Kids (ages 9-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.

A complete schedule of events is posted on the Georgetown Speedway website at: https://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=2942

All Georgetown Speedway events will again be streamed live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv) produced by the Dirt Track Digest TV production team.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

 

Weedsport Speedway Officially Unveils 2023 Schedule; Tickets Available to Public on March 10

WEEDSPORT, NY (March 6, 2023) – Weedsport Speedway management officially unveiled The Port’s 2023 schedule on Monday morning, which features five high caliber weekends of action including the return of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on July 29-30.

While tickets are already available for the World of Outlaws Empire State Challenge Weekend via www.worldofoutlaws.com, tickets for the remainder of Weedsport’s 2023 calendar will be posted online to the public this Friday, March 10 at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Weedsport Speedway’s fan database members will have early access to tickets, beginning the morning of Wednesday, March 8. Database members should be on the lookout for an email in the near future with their advance presale code.

Weedsport’s 2023 season opener will feature the first 410 Sprint Car and Modified double header of the season, as Tony Stewart’s Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions makes its return to The Port on Sunday, May 21 for the All Star Showcase. The winged sprints will be paired with a 50-lap, $4,000 to win main event for the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds.

The annual Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100 will keep Weedsport in action just one week later on Sunday, May 28. The stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will circle Weedsport for 100-laps, in search of a $7,500 pay day. The Big Blocks will be joined on May 28 by the DIRTcar Sportsman as well as the CRSA Sprint Car division.

The fan favorite Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 will cap Hall of Fame Week at Weedsport on Sunday, July 16. Another 100-lap battle for the Big Blocks will this time see a hefty $10,000 going to the winner, along with a guaranteed starting spot for the Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway. The DIRTcar Sportsman will once again be paired with the Super DIRTcar Series, along with the NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints.

The richest sprint car event ever to be held at Weedsport Speedway will take place on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, as a purse of over $134,000 will welcome the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for Empire State Challenge Weekend. Saturday night’s event will see the Outlaws run for $10,000 to win, alongside the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. On Sunday, the Outlaws will do it again, this time for a lofty winner’s share of $20,000, with the DIRTcar Big Blocks joining the card.

Weedsport’s 2023 campaign draws to a close with Cavalcade Cup Weekend on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, highlighted by five exciting divisions across two nights of action. Saturday will feature the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the lone stop of the year for the winged Empire Super Sprints, as well as the NY6A Micro Sprint Invitational. Sunday will then see the $10,000 to win Cavalcade Cup 100 for the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as the lucrative DIRTcar Sportsman Classic, paying $2,500 to the victor.

Camping is already available for 2023 by visiting www.campspot.com/book/weedsportspeedway. While Weedsport will not hold an event during Super DIRT Week in 2023, the speedway is offering a Super DIRT Week camping special for the week of October 2 – October 9. Visit Weedsport’s camping link and use promo code BIGGEST23 to save up to $95. This special promo code expires on March 31.

Hospitality suites are also now available for all events in 2023. Weedsport’s suites offer an unmatched experience, high above the racing surface, and provide a perfect setting for a group party or corporate night out. Call Weedsport Speedway’s main office at (315) 834-3067 for pricing and availability.

Visit www.weedsportspeedway.com or follow Weedsport Speedway via Facebook at www.facebook.com/weedsportspeedway and Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy for more information.

2023 Weedsport Speedway Schedule:

Sunday, May 21
All Star Showcase
Tony Stewart’s Tezo All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars
DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds ($4,000 to win)

Sunday, May 28
Heroes Remembered 100
Super DIRTcar Series ($7,500 to win)
DIRTcar Sportsman
CRSA Sprint Cars

Sunday, July 16
Hall of Fame 100
Super DIRTcar Series ($10,000 to win)
DIRTcar Sportsman
NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints

Saturday, July 29
Empire State Challenge Weekend
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars ($10,000 to win)
DIRTcar 358 Modifieds

Sunday, July 30
Empire State Challenge
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars ($20,000 to win)
DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds

Saturday, September 9
Cavalcade Cup Weekend
DIRTcar 358 Modified Series
Empire Super Sprints
NY6A 600cc Micro Sprint Invitational

Sunday, September 10
Cavalcade Cup Weekend
Super DIRTcar Series ($10,000 to win)
DIRTcar Sportsman Series ‘Sportsman Classic’ ($2,500 to win)

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few. In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans. Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Opens 2023 Season With Runner Up Result at Toller Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Unsettled weather across Northern CA has delayed the start to the 2023 season, but Marysville Raceway gambled on Friday night, and it paid off. Making the last-minute trip to the track, Andy Forsberg brough his 2023 season to life with a second place finish.

“With all of the rain in the area, Dennis Gage and Marysville Raceway decided on Thursday morning to run a race on Friday with all of this wild weather, and we decided to make the trip and support,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a good night, but when you put Tanner Carrick on the pole, it is tough sledding.”

Turning his first competitive laps of the year during time trials on Friday night, the Auburn, CA driver timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fastest overall in qualifications.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, ‘Mr. Excitement’ had his elbows up as he carved his way around the ¼ mile bullring that was in excellent condition despite the wrath of recent weather.

Working his way up to a second-place finish in heat race competition, Forsberg was eligible for the redraw where the redraw put him in the second row of the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Forsberg quickly set his sights on early leader, Tanner Carrick aboard the PCH Racing entry, as the race was quickly slowed for the lone caution of the night on the second circuit.

Back underway, Forsberg resumed his pursuit of Carrick as he clicked off laps while running in the second position. As the leaders got into traffic, Forsberg would close in on Carrick, but Carrick was able to get by traffic himself with no issues.

Amidst a torrid 22-lap green flag run to the finish, Forsberg capped his season opener off with a second-place finish.

“Kudos to MRP on getting the race in last minutes,” Forsberg said. “We’re not really sure how much racing we will get to do the next few weeks with the way the forecast has been, so we will continue to watch it, and try to go race where it’s dry.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Forsberg will watch the weather this week with his two options for racing being either back at Marysville Raceway on Saturday or at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Shines at Marysville Raceway En Route to Season Opening Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting his 2023 Winged Sprint Car season kicked off on Friday night in Marysville, CA, Tanner Carrick shined as he led all 25-laps and picked up the win during the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial.

“I have to give it to my guys,” Tanner Carrick said. “We were extremely fast each time we hit the track and it is great to get a win at this event after how things went during this same race last season.”

With a break in the Northern California weather, Marysville Raceway officials worked hard to get the Friday night make up show in, and they were successful in their efforts. When things got underway, Carrick opened the night up by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race competition, the Lincoln, CA pilot rolled off the starting grid from the fourth starting position. Flexing his muscle at Marysville Raceway, Carrick powered his way to the lead as he raced to win and made himself redraw eligible.

Having some good fortune on his side, Carrick drew the lucky number one pill, and it lined him up on the pole of the 25-lap Toller Memorial feature event.

With the waiving of the green flag, Carrick was hard on the throttle as he jumped out to the early lead and quickly began to open up a comfortable advantage before the race’s lone caution flew on the third lap.

Restarting with Andy Forsberg on his tail, Carrick was masterful in his efforts as he broke away from the pack and clicked on strong laps on a surface that was in great shape despite the recent weather.

Getting into traffic, Carrick would not be phased as he sliced and diced his way through the slower cars while keeping Forsberg at bay. In a rapid fire 22-lap green flag run, Carrick would not be denied as he raced to his first win of the very young 2023 season.

“It is great to open up with a win, and I hope we can record a lot of wins this year,” Tanner Carrick added. “My guys worked really hard in the shop this winter, and we are in a really good position, and I feel really good about the season ahead. We have a lot of great people behind us, and I hope we can do them proud.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 2

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is scheduled to return to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Talin Turner to Take on POWRi National Midget League Championship Chase

Belleville, IL. (3/6/23) Growing the excitement level surrounding competition for the 2023 POWRI National Midget League season, Basehor, Kansas talent Talin Turner is finalizing preparations in his quest for a championship season.

Registering less than a handful of POWRi National Midget career starts, Turner, driving the Chandler Grand Prix entry, stays eligible and ready to compete for the recently renamed Jim Childers Rookie of the Year Honor as well as the point championship title when the season launches at the Turnpike Challenge on March 22-25.

Excited for the opportunity to continue his open-wheel career, Talin would state "Our main goal is to go out every night and be competitive. If we can do that, I don’t think a POWRi Championship is out of the question.” Adding “Towards the end of last season we started to gain speed and things were really starting to come together, so it’s just about finding that momentum again and building off of it."

Validating his driving ability, Talin Turner rapidly proved his merit in limited showings in 2022 by gaining a pair of top-five finishes, a heat race victory, as well as a career-best showing of third at Port City Raceway in POWRi West Midget League stand-alone competition.

“There's always a decent amount of pressure in trying to make sure Talin has everything he needs to be successful. We continue to try to make our operation better in every way with the goal is winning the championship, which I think we can do. We just have to put a whole night together but the speed is there to be a frontrunner,” said car owner Grady Chandler.

Entering into the 2023 racing season will see Talin Turner compete in the recognizable Chandler Grand Prix, DriveWFX, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Speedway Toyota Racing Engine, #00 into POWRi National Midget League competition with prospects of championship titles in the sights.

Rules and guidelines are available online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=786422. Mandatory membership is required for all drivers in all divisions participating at POWRi Sanctioned tracks. A breakdown of the POWRi Points System can be found online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=791428. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App. The full 2023 POWRi National Midget League season schedule is available online at http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=22453.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.


 


Westfall eyes big prize at Paragon
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (March 6, 2023) – Although the team has already kicked-off their 2023 season, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports have much to look forward to, setting their eyes on Paragon Speedway’s annual No Way Out 40 scheduled for Saturday, March 11. The marquee victory would not only solidify a swift momentum kick for the rest of the year, but also secure their first win of the season – a $10,000 win at that.

As noted, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports officially launched their 2023 campaign with starts in the Sunshine State, joining USAC in visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park, respectively. The Forest, Ohio-based non-wing program earned three consecutive top-tens in their Florida criss-cross, finishing tenth, seventh, and eighth on February 14, 16, and 18.

“A lot of reasons to be ready for Paragon,” Westfall, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No.33M sprint car, said. “We’re coming off of a pretty big swing in Florida, so I think it’s safe to say that we have the momentum to be in the hunt on Saturday. We have the tools and the equipment necessary to be competitive and we owe all of that to Ray Marshall. He’s the backbone and the heart of this team. I think we’re all hoping to get it done for him.”

To learn more about Paragon Speedway in Paragon, Indiana, visit the facility online at www.paragonspeedway.com.

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with Paragon Speedway’s annual No Way Out 40 awarding $10,000-to-win on Saturday, March 11.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.
Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 3

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

 

Justin Whittall hard charges in Port Royal opener; WoO visit ahead
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 6, 2023) – The eagerness and anxiousness can finally be put to rest, as New Jersey’s own Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports, regular fliers at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, finally made their return to Port Royal Speedway, partaking in the facility’s 2023 season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 6.

Although unable to repeat as a winner at the Speed Palace, last visiting victory lane on October 14, 2022, Whittall did the next best thing and hard charged his way to a top-ten result, climbing from 14th on the A-Main grid to finish seventh at the final checkers. The hard charging performance secured a $500 bonus for the Vincentown, New Jersey, native, now two for two in Pennsylvania this season within the top-ten category.

Whittall opened his 2023 season with a ninth-place score in Lincoln Speedway’s second Icebreaker on Sunday, February 26.

“Happy to be back at Port Royal Speedway, and to get some laps before the Outlaws visit will prove to be important…we’re excited,” Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, said. “I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work. To get the season going with back-to-back top-ten finishes says a lot, especially in Central Pennsylvania. We plan to keep this momentum rolling.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with another action-packed weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, first joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 12.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th. Finished seventh from 14th in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5 – Hard Charger Award.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

Double top-fives for Danny Dietrich; Port Royal Outlaw invasion next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 6, 2023) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing put together an impressive weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, and although they fell just short of attaining their first triumph of the season, the team accomplished consistency and competitiveness, capping their two-race campaign with a pair of top-five finishes, one of which a runner-up result at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 5.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, led most of the distance Saturday afternoon in the Pigeon Hills before surrendering the top spot, losing a late race battle to three-time and defending track champion, Freddie Rahmer. Rahmer’s persistence with three remaining paid off, utilizing a slider between turns one and two to force Dietrich back to second. The Gettysburg native tried to return the favor, but Rahmer’s momentum was too much to overcome.

The following afternoon in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener, Dietrich finished fourth, maintaining his position within the top five after starting fifth on the $5,000-to-win grid.

It can be noted that Dietrich is now four-for-four in the top-five column this season in Pennsylvania, finishing no worse than fourth.

“Another great weekend for this team. I made some mistakes on Saturday that cost us the win, but we know what we have to do,” Dietrich explained. “We have a pretty big weekend ahead. We’ll take the next few days to reset before joining the Outlaws at Port Royal.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another action-packed weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, first joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 12.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch News: www.dannydietrich.com News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch High Limit Racing Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS: 2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 5 Top-10s: 5 Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen welcome new partners for 2023 season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (March 6, 2023) – With their 2023 season set to activate in less than a month, Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports and Australian hotshoe Ian Madsen are proud to welcome three new partners to the 2KS stable, set to make their official debut in an IRA double at 34 Raceway on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.

All aiming to aid Madsen and TKS in an all-out competitive, and ultimately winning, campaign, the team’s three new partners include Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA and Finer Cuts Lawn Care, each to be displayed on a new and improved look, which will be unveiled in the coming days.

Headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, Freedom Concrete Pumping is a locally owned and operated concrete pumping service, utilizing top-tier pumps, state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced staff to perform the most complex and hard to reach pours.

Speck USA, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is a fully-functional and highly-equipped concrete and inground pool service, leading the force in building and transforming the residential and commercial spaces of Central Iowa. Originally founded as a commercial parking lot maintenance company, Speck USA has grown into a premier concrete specialist, inground pool builder, and the largest paving and parking lot company in the Midwest.

Finer Cuts Lawn Care, proudly serving greater Des Moines since 2016, takes pride in perfecting your property while providing a professional and affordable service. Finer Cuts Lawn Care features an array of services including turf care and enhancement, landscape maintenance and snow removal.

“We are privileged to welcome Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA and Finer Cuts Lawn Care to TKS Motorsports for 2023, as well as welcome back all of our returning partners. We are building the foundation for an incredible journey this season and we’re excited to get started,” Troy Renfro, owner of the Albaugh LLC, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, TKS Motorsports entry, said. “It takes drive, dedication and determination to build a competitive open wheel team in the Midwest, and with Ian [Madsen] at the wheel, and the support from all of our amazing partners, we have the potential to do big things. April 7 can’t get here soon enough.”

Although short of the ultimate prize in 2022, Ian Madsen and TKS Motorsports will enter the new year on the coattails of a series of impressive highlights, one of which a top-ten finish in Knoxville Raceway’s season ending championship program. Knoxville Raceway, located in the heart of Knoxville, Iowa, will once again be the team’s weekly home in 2023.

In addition, the team finished second at Huset’s Speedway on September 3, as well as second at Cedar Lake Speedway on September 10.

ON DECK: TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will launch their 2023 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Freedom Concrete Pumping: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078024202139&sk=followers

Speck USA: Website: https://speckusa.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeckUSA

Finer Cuts Lawn Care: Website: https://finercutslawncare.com/index.php Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinerCuts1

SPECIAL THANKS: Albaugh LLC, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS: Wins: N/A Top-Fives: N/A Top-Tens: N/A

2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished eighth (Tasker Phillips) during the Border Battle opener at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 17. Finished seventh (Ian Madsen) in Lee County Speedway POWRi 410 sprint car start on Sunday, July 10. Finished 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 16. Scheduled to start front row until Mother Nature interfered on Saturday, July 23. Qualified for Knoxville Nationals B-Main and finished 16th. Finished tenth (Ian Madsen) in Knoxville Raceway’s season-ending championship program. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway on September 3. Finished second at Cedar Lake Speedway on September 10.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

2023 ARDC Season

The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) is happy to announce their 2023 racing schedule. Racing starts on May 12th with a long awaited return to Linda's Speedway, then to fan-favorite Lincoln Speedway, to an action packed weekend with 2 individual shows at the Shellhammer Dirt Track, before returning to the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, and rounding out June at the high banks of Path Valley Speedway. ARDC has co-sanctioned an exciting week of racing with the Xtreme Outlaw Series midgets from August 8th to 12th. The latter part of August will see the ARDC midgets back at Path Valley Speedway and the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway. The season will end in September at Legion Speedway in Wentworth NH for the New England Midget Nationals. ARDC is looking forward to an exciting 2023 season. Check out our social media and ardcmidget.com for more information.

5/12 Linda’s Speedway

5/23 Millbridge Speedway NC (opt)

5/24 Millbridge SpeedwayNC (opt)

5/27 Lincoln Speedway

6/3 Shellhammer Dirt Track

6/4 Shellhammer Dirt Track

6/8 Bloomsburg Fair Raceway

7/29 Path Valley Speedway

8/8 Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Extreme)

8/9 Action Track USA (Extreme)

8/10 Linda’s Speedway (Extreme)

8/11 Path Valley Speedway (Extreme)

8/12 Bridgeport Speedway (Extreme)

8/18 Path Valley Speedway

8/31 Bloomsburg Fair Raceway

Sept ? Legion Speedway NH (New England Midget Nationals)

 

 

CRSA Sprints Ink A-Verdi Storage Containers As Title Sponsor

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – March 5, 2023

(SODUS, NY) – The “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” have a new title sponsor that builds on a twenty-year marketing relationship with the Mike Emhof Motorsports family of companies.

CRSA Sprints Tour Director Mike Emhof and A-Verdi Storage Containers owner/operator Joe Verdi are proud to announce that A-Verdi Storage Containers will title sponsor the 20 race 2023 schedule for the traveling 305 sprint car organization.

The title sponsorship announcement takes place on the heels of the two brands celebrating twenty years of working together- starting with Emhof’s Central New York Mini Sprints series in 2003. A-Verdi had title sponsored the Patriot Sprint Tour through the end of 2022 and now moves to the fastest growing sprint car series in the Northeast.

“For us this is continuing a legacy and getting back to our roots of supporting a division that encourages growth, which is how we started this deal with Mike when we first got involved with the CNY Mini Sprints,” noted Verdi.

“Sprint Cars are in our blood and nothing makes us happier than to bring new fans and kids to the track. Once they go that first time, they get hooked. It has become a great way for us to bring our employees and our customers to events to continue to build and strengthen those business relationships. Moving to title sponsor for the CRSA Sprints is just an evolution of our motorsports marketing efforts.”

CRSA Sprints competitors have seen steady growth in the last three seasons of competition, seeing car counts grow to record numbers as well as an expanded schedule from 13 (2019) to 16 in (2021 and 2022) to now 20 events for this upcoming season. The CRSA Sprints ran just four events in 2020 during a COVID-19 affected season.

Last season saw drivers share in over $15,000 in point funds and contingency prizes at the season ending banquet. That figure did not include the purses offered at Series stops all over New York and Pennsylvania that paid a minimum of $1,000-to-win.

“We have built a long-lasting partnership with A-Verdi Storage Containers and have continued to grow over the last twenty years,” said Emhof.

“This is one that I do not take lightly when it comes to Joe and his family along with their thriving business. We will offer a great series for our drivers while continuing to grow the exposure that A-Verdi can achieve through their title sponsorship. Just as you see A-Verdi containers all over the state, fans will be able to follow our future stars all over the state competing in exciting events at some premier facilities.”

A-Verdi Storage Containers is headquartered in Savannah, NY but offers locations all over New York State to serve their customers in all directions from Buffalo to Albany, Plattsburgh to Newburgh and Watertown to Binghamton. They have always carried the slogan “Storage and office solutions, delivered” serving the needs of their commercial, residential, industrial and construction site customers. Their units are used in a variety of ways from storage to temporary office space to fully customized construction site break rooms with heating and air conditioning capabilities.

The 2023 season will kick off with a non-racing event this coming weekend during the Northeast Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY on March 11 and 12. Series schedule cards, Mike Emhof Motorsports displays as well as a beautiful display by series champion Dalton Herrick and ten other 305 sprint cars will be featured.

The 305 sprint car series that is rapidly growing in popularity with fans across New York and Pennsylvania will first hit the track on Saturday May 13 at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway. This will be the first of three “DisBatch Brewing Challenge Series” events taking place at the Canandaigua, NY facility with live coverage on Land of Legends TV and DIRTVision.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment. Associate sponsors for 2022 include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Eagle Enterprises, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DisBatch Brewing Company, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results and points please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY PROMOTER DON KAZARIAN ON THE RADIO SUNDAY

(Perris, CA, March 3, 2022) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian will be one of Dave’s Stall’s guests this Sunday afternoon, March 5th, on “The Racer Radio Show.” He will be talking about the track’s 27th season opener on Saturday, March 11th, which will feature Night of Destruction presented by LKQ Pick Your Part. He will also be talking about the remainder of the 2023 schedule. In addition, he is going to give an update on what is going on with the Department of Water Resources “Lake Perris Project” and how it may affect the racetrack. The show airs from 3:00 to 4:00 PM PST. Kazarian will come on at 3:30. Fans can listen live online at https://theanswersandiego.com/ or 1170 AM on their radio dial if they live in the San Diego area.

Advance tickets for all 23 racing events on the 2023 Perris Auto Speedway schedule are available now. The 27th season of action at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will kick off when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction on Saturday, March 11th. The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will make the first of its eight appearances on its home track at the annual “Sokola Shootout” on March 18th and the first PASSCAR/IMCA show will take place on April 8th.

For fans who wish to order advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

March 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

March 18th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks And

Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

April 8th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks,

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

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April 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns

Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprints Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

April 22nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

April 29th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County Eas

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Reinhardt Will Focus On Making the Most of His Resources
After Finishing 2022 With Momentum, the Team Is Aiming To Pick up Where They Left Off

New Oxford, PA – March 3, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

From the seats in the grandstand, it may appear like business as usual for Kyle Reinhardt when he kicks off his 2023 season with the familiar No.91 bearing the Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches logo on the side, but things will be a little different than the past couple seasons.

The loss of a key partner meant a lot of unplanned activity for Reinhardt during the offseason. With fewer overall resources, he will focus on making the most of what he has by planning his schedule strategically as the 2023 season unfolds.
 

Reinhardt is prepared to compete at a high level. He has spent a lot of time preparing his equipment, but he has also spent a lot of time making calls and sending emails, looking for new partnerships to help build his program.

“I would like to race 100 nights this season, but right now our resources and funding won’t support that. We have to make smart decisions about when and where it make sense for us to race to give us the best chance to make money. That’s the honest answer.“, Reinhardt shared.

“I am working hard to find partnerships that will allow us to expand our schedule. We have a program that can represent and promote a business to really increase their visibility. Working together can be a win-win for both our team and the right business. We will keep working and eventually find that partner.“

Performance

Reinhardt made changes to his program late in the 2022 season after struggling most of the year. Those adjustments led to the most consistent and best performances of the season.

Reinhardt believes the team can pick up where it left off despite everything else that has happened.

“We will start the year on the same car and shock package we were running at the end of 2022. We were running well on that combination, so we will have that to build on.“, Reinhardt shared.

“We aren’t far from where we need to be. I have got three good engines in the stable and two complete cars, plus one extra Maxim chassis. We are just looking for that additional help to put us to the next level.“

The Plans

Reinhardt will kick off his 2023 campaign this weekend with stops at Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Saturday and Port Royal Speedway (PA) on Sunday in the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91.

This season provides a unique opportunity to compete at four World of Outlaws (WoO) sprint car races, dubbed the Spring Showdown, in Pennsylvania in the month of March. Reinhardt plans to hit them all.

The traveling series will conduct a two-day show at Port Royal Speedway on March 10th-11th, followed by stops at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on March 17th and 18th respectively.

Reinhardt also plans to enter competition at BAPS Motor Speedway on March 26th at the March Sprint Madness.

“We have a plan for the month of March, but we will have a very loose schedule this year. We will reevaluate our plans every couple weeks and adjust our schedule as we go. We have to do what makes the most sense for us each week.”

Along with a steady diet of Central Pennsylvania racing, Reinhardt plans to travel some for World of Outlaw, All Star and High Limit series events when possible.

Steady Support

Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches has emblazoned the side of Reinhardt’s chariot for the past 6 seasons and they will remain a key partner in 2023.

“I can’t thank Wayne, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches and Capitol Renegade enough for everything they do for me. They sell the best products in their industry and their customer service is top notch. We are out here working hard to represent them well.“, Reinhardt said.

Another steadfast partner has been Henry’s Wrecker Service, who has locations across Virginia and Maryland. Henry’s has the largest fleet of light-duty and heavy-duty towing trucks in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. They provide roadside assistance, parking management, large wrecker, and concierge services.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at: A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: 2DPR.com/latest-news

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at: KyleReinhardt.com

Kyle Reinhardt Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Kyle Reinhardt on Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

Racing Goes Live Friday

(Marysville, CA 3/2/23)…With a break in the gloomy Nor Cal weather pattern Dennis Gage has decided to give the people what them want, a chance to race. With not much notice, Gage released the news that he is going full speed ahead with what he calls, a Pop Up Race. “I am concerned with the month of March being a total wash,” said Gage. “We have a small window to get a race in tomorrow with these three good days of weather we are currently experiencing.”

With his enthusiasm, Marysville Raceway is excited to announce that Friday, March 3rd, the Toller Memorial has been rescheduled. The same original three divisions are invited led by the winged 360 sprints, Crate Sprints, and wingless sprints. As of now, if you can’t attend as a fan, NorCalSpeed.tv, is scheduled to broadcast the nights racing. Head to their website to purchase this race.

Pit gate opens at 2 pm. Front gate 5 pm. Cars on track 6 pm. With the late notice, Gage has lowered the price for the front grandstand tickets. Fans can purchase tickets by following this link. https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2023

Here is the previous 14 winged 360 sprint car winners of this event; 2009 Jeremy Burt, 2010 Herman Klein, 2011 Jeremy Burt (2), 2012 Kyle Hirst, 2013 Sean Becker, 2014 Jonathan Allard, 2015 Justin Sanders, 2016 Andy Forsberg, 2017 DJ Netto, 2018, Justin Sanders (2), 2019 Andy Forsberg ,2020 Ryan Robinson, 2021 Blake Carrick, 2022 Andy Forsberg (3).

Marysville Raceway is located just off of Simpson Lane next to the Marysville Flea Market in the Yuba River flood plain. The ¼ mile clay oval has operated for more than 60 years at this location. Over time it has had numerous configurations and operators. Improvements over the last decade have made the facility rival any California oval track operation and draws a large contingent of racers and fans.

Additional information may be obtained at 530-350-7275 or at www.marysvilleraceway.com.

 

 

GRANT SEXTON DEBUTING A BRAND NEW SHAVER ENGINE THIS WEEK AT THE CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY

(Lakeside, CA, March 1, 2023) When rookie of the year contender Grant Sexton takes to the 3/8 of a mile Central Arizona Raceway for rounds three and four of the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series this Friday and Saturday, March 3rd and 4th, he will have more than 9,000 reasons to go fast. Those reasons will come from within a brand spanking new 900+ horsepower Shaver Racing engine.

At the season-opening race at the Cocopah Speedway on January 27th, Sexton was poised and ready for the 30-lap main event. However, when his car bumped off for the main, he realized that it was not firing on all cylinders. He gave the car a little more throttle and the problem just got worse. So, he pulled off the track.

“As soon as the car fired off it wasn’t firing on all cylinders or something,” he stated at the time. “It just wasn’t right. I knew it from the get-go. Once I got on the gas it got way worse so I pulled it in (before the race started). The motor ended up getting blown up.”

Tired of fooling around, Sexton Gatlin Racing decided it was time for a change. After all, the team had already put the 18-year-old in a brand-new Triple X chassis for Cocopah. It was time to match that chassis with a state-of-the-art brand new engine. They went to the top engine builder in dirt track racing, Shaver Racing Engines in Torrance, California, and bought a new bullet. The new engine will match up well with the new chassis and should give the Lakeside, California-based teen a shot of confidence when racing in the most competitive 410 sprint car series west of the Mississippi. The talent is there, and it is now matched with top-flight equipment. The package should give Sexton a better opportunity to show fans what he can do, just like he did in his short time in lightning sprints.

Two years ago Sexton dominated the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series winning more mains than any other driver and the series championship. The year before that when he was just 15, he dazzled the lightning sprint car world by winning the opening night main event against the top drivers in the USA and Canada in the POWRi Lightning National Championship in Missouri. Twenty-four hours later at the finale of the event, he led the race before finishing second.

Sexton Gatlin Racing is going to have a busy opening month of the season. After this week in Arizona, Grant will be racing the 410 at the open competition event at the Imperial Valley Raceway on the 10th and 11th. At the same show, POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Brent Sexton, Grant’s father, will open defense of his title. He will be joined by his oldest son Dalton, San Diego’s A.J. Bender, and possibly another young star. Grant will be in action on March 18th at Perris Auto Speedway’s Sokola Shootout and will follow the USAC/CRA Series tour to Central California for races at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway on March 24th and Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on the 25th.

Fans can see the Rookie of the Year contender in person at the Central Arizona Raceway this Friday and Saturday when gates open at 4:00 p.m. Racing will commence at 6:00. The track is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 S Eleven Mile Corner Rd, Casa Grande, AZ (85194). The office phone is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the track, both nights will be streamed live via pay-per-view on Speed Sport TV at the following link https://speedsport.tv/.

SGR has been busy all winter getting ready for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Racing Results

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant DNS

 

 

Finally back at Borderline
Supported by Clarend Transport the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is heading to
Mount Gambier which will incorporate the final night of the Flocon 360 Tri State Series. With $2K on
the line for the nights winner and a bonus $3K to the winner of the mini-series. “Last time we ran at
Borderline was back in 2019 for our Spud Show so we are really excited to be back there. Since that
we have been COVID affected and then last season we were weather affected. This time we have
everything crossed and are really looking forward to putting on a great show. We also have support
from a local company who has been a solid 360 supporter over the years in Clarend Transport and
we cannot thank them enough.” Promoter Searle says.
All Star Legend Mark Caruso in the SA33 Cool is currently leading the series and comes in with
confidence after strong results at the last 2 shows. Steven Caruso’s SA10 is back with the series; and
the brothers always put on a show together to see who gets bragging rights.
A contingent of SA drivers is coming out in force to contest the All Star regulars. Hard charger SA3
Ben Morris, SA14 Brendan Quinn, SA24 Ricky Maiolo, SA4 Lisa Walker, SA98 Chad Ely and local
peddler SA11 Scott Enderl all ready to mix it with the All Stars. Chris Temby is currently2nd in series
points and leading the Rookie Championship, the Foster Transport V18 has shown immense talent so
far this season and is always a front runner. After a disappointing show a couple of weeks ago Todd
Moule’s D26 returns and is hungry for a strong result, this kid is fast and shows talent every time he
hits the track. Throw in V43 Corey Sandow, V65 Kane Newcombe, V71 Marcus Green, VA75 Donnaz,
VA91 Dan Scott, VA2 BJ Harris, NT52 Jabba Bolitho,V47 Jeremy Kupsch, V34 Brenten Farrer, V7 Paul
‘Cyclone’ Solomon and these are just a few of the names lining up for Saturday night and it really is
anyone’s race for the taking.
Saturday March 4 2023 – Borderline Speedway. Mt Gambier

 

Tire Rule Announced for Western PA Speedweek

Shippenville, PA (Mar 2nd, 2023) - In collaboration with area tracks, Western PA Speedweek competitors are required to have Hoosier tires on all four corners of the car. Drivers will be permitted to run the 2022 season Hoosier rear tires H12, H15, and medium tires as well as this year’s new Hoosier rear tires D12A, D15A, and medium tires. Western PA Speedweek officials have deemed this necessary given the timing of the new season’s tire announcement coupled with the potential for weather to affect a significant portion of the early-season “burn-off” period being allowed at local tracks.

Other stated rules include the following:

Weight

All racecars must weigh a minimum of 1425 pounds with a driver fully prepared to compete in the car through an entire event.

Wings

A standard maximum size of 25 sq. feet.

Both the top wing and nose wing can contain a maximum 2” wicker bill located at the rear edge of the center foil.

Dished wings are NOT permitted. The center foil top is to be flat from front to back and side to side.

Tires

Hoosier Tires required on all four corners.

2022 permitted rear tires (H12, H15, and medium) plus the new 2023 rear tires (D12A, D15A, and medium)

Safety

Drivers must comply with each individual track’s required minimum safety designations. Please consult with the various speedways for any questions pertaining to safety requirements for that event.

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating along with the support of Bill McCandless Ford, Bowl-O-Drome Family Bowling Center, Classic Ink USA, Kistler Racing Products, The Knox Bakery, Lockhart Raceway, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds, Rustler Sales and Service, Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, Rod Squad Fishing Charters, Hoosier Tire, The Dirt Network, and The A-Main Podcast.

 

 

Covington Opens 2023 with the USCS at Southern Raceway

Matt Covington - Glenpool, OK. (March, 1st 2023) Matt Covington and team kicked off the 2023 season with the USCS Tour at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida. The results weren’t ideal, but it accomplished the purpose of shaking the car down in preparation of a loaded schedule.

“There were some positives from the weekend for sure,” stated Covington. “Both nights the car was solid and had tons of speed with no mechanical issues, so that gives me confidence in our package and winter preparations. I think speed-wise and equipment-wise, we are in one of the best positions we’ve been in. We were able to motor towards the front in the heat Friday night, giving us a chance at a solid feature finish. Unfortunately, a racing incident took us out during the main event. I was also fighting a cold since arriving last week, and it peaked Saturday with extreme flu-like symptoms. It’s hard to keep me out of the car, but that’s the worst I felt in a while. After transferring out of the heat from a deep start, we considered just starting and parking for the feature. My main goal was to try some things with the car and test them out before pulling off. We were a little tight, but the racer in me kept me going and we hung on for a 10th place finish. We definitely learned some good things for the notebook. I also have a new crew guy, Steven, who’s still learning, which is one reason hitting these early races was crucial. We hope to get him familiar and comfortable with the team and tasks before the real grind starts. Also, a big thanks to Vern and all the supporters we have this year making it possible for us to travel up and down the road, chasing the tour for another season. I’m excited to see what this year will bring.”

Up next for Matt and the team is Hattiesburg Speedway for another weekend with the USCS Tour. This will be the second leg of a three-weekend stretch to get everything tested and right for the upcoming ASCS National Tour opener at Devil’s Bowl later this month.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who will make this upcoming 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP:
3/3/23 Hattiesburg Speedway - Hattiesburg, MS
3/4/23 Hattiesburg Speedway - Hattiesburg, MS

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

MERCHANDISE: Check back soon for New 2023 shirts that are in process and will be on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com shortly. A few 2022 shirts left over and on sale now (limited sizes).

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS TICKET INFO


Single-Day Tickets for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's go on sale Wednesday, March 1.

To order tickets for Saturday only, two-day, three-day or for all four-days, go to our website HERE or call the ticket office during business hours at 641-842-5431.
360 KNOXVILLE NATIONALS
Three-Day Ticket packages for the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank go on sale Wednesday, March 1. To order tickets go to our website or call the ticket office during business hours at 641-842-5431.

The 2023 event will pay a record $20,000 to win and purse of $225,020. With lap leader bonus money added the winner could earn up to $35,000!

SEASON TICKETS


2023 Season Tickets are now on sale! The base package for all weekly events are on sale for the bargain price $164 for adults and $112 for Teens!

Go to our website and download the form to customize your options and events HERE.
LATE MODEL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS


Our EARLY BIRD THREE-DAY Ticket Special for the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals will be available March 1 through April 30. Buy reserved seats for the price of general admission for this limited time! Adult price is $107 each, a savings of $15 per seat.
CORN BELT CLASH IS BACK


The USAC non-wing sprint cars return this season for the Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash! Reserved two-day ticket packages for this event go on sale March 1 at a special price of $35 for adults. This discounted price is good through March 31.
SEASON OPENER APRIL 15
The 70th annual Pella Motors / Kraig Ford Season Opener is April 15, 2023.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS
The 2023 Schedule features the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series two weekends this season!

April 21-22 is sponsored by Xtream powered by Mediacom.

June 9-10 is the Brownells Big Guns Bash.

Reserved two-day ticket packages for both of these events go on sale March 1 at a special price of $70 for adults. The discounted price is good through March 31.

HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
Nominations are open for the 2023 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame.

Send nominations to Track Historian, Eric Arnold via email at erica@knoxvilleraceway.com now thru May 1.

UPCOMING EVENTS


April 15 - 70th Season Opener
April 21-22: World of Outlaws
April 29: Weekly Racing
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June 2-3: Corn Belt Clash
June 9-10: World of Outlaws
July 29: All-Star Circuit of Champions
Aug 3-5: 360 Nationals
Aug 6: Capitani Classic
Aug 9-12: Knoxville Nationals
Sep 14-16: Late Model Nationals


 

Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of Silver Cup John Padjen Classic

CHICO, Calif., Feb 28, 2023…The recent storms that have battered Northern California, also took a toll on the facility at Silver Dollar Speedway. SLC Promotions collectively looked at numerous options to try and host this weekend’s Silver Cup John Padjen Classic but ultimately were left with no choice but to cancel the upcoming race weekend. “The facility is a wet mess,” said Colby Copeland of SLC Promotions. “We were all really looking forward to hosting the Silver Cup this year but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans.”

Brad Sweet echoed Copeland’s statement. “Numerous issues were caused by the recent rain and with nothing but cold weather and more rain predicted, we felt the best way forward was to give our fans and race teams notification of the cancellation early in the week to allow them the ability to make other plans,” said Sweet.

SLC Promotions is still looking at future possibilities for the Silver Cup to be rescheduled, but as of this writing, there is no dates that seem to work. “March is jampacked with multiple tracks set to race and we don’t want to schedule on top of anyone else,” said long time track announcer Troy Hennig. If fans purchased tickets on-line for this event, an automatic refund will be sent back to you.

SLC Promotions focus will now shift to the Mini Gold Cup on March 17 and 18. On Friday night March 17, the 410 sprint cars, Hobby Stocks, and IMCA Sport Mods are slated to kick of the racing season. On the following night, the NARC/KWS 410 Sprint cars and the BCRA Lightning Sprints are the main attraction. The Saturday night NARC/KWS main event will pay the winner a whopping $6,000. “We are now full steam ahead for the Mini Gold Cup,” said Copeland.

ABOUT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval racetrack located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair St., Chico, California. Opened in 1962, the track hosts multiple high-profile events including the marquee Gold Cup Race of Champions, Silver Cup John Padjen Classic, David Tarter Memorial, and the Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard

silverdollarspeedway.com • facebook.com/sdspeedway • twitter.com/sdspeedway

 

 

BRODY ROA ROLLS INTO CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

(Cypress, CA, February 28, 2023) Inland Rigging team driver Brody Roa heads to the Central Arizona Raceway this Friday and Saturday, March 3rd and 4th, as the point leader in the 24th season of USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series racing. The veteran driver positioned himself at the top of the point heap after sweeping the season-opening main events at the Cocopah Speedway at the end of January.

Roa, who hails from Garden Grove, California, is no stranger to the track that is located an hour south of Phoenix. He has competed there multiple times over the years in 360 and 410 sprint cars. His last 410 appearances came in 2019 when he won the series championship in the now-defunct USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series. In three races that year, he had one second, a third, and a single fourth-place finish on the track. In 360 action, Roa posted a win in Jayson May’s #8M in the inaugural CAS Sprint Car race at the track on September 6, 2020.

“Brad Whitfield has taken it over,” Roa said of the new Central Arizona Raceway promoter. “He puts a lot of work into Cocopah and I know he will put a lot of work into Casa Grande. I hope he doesn’t touch it too much because I think it gets really racy when it slicks off. Especially three and four where it really starts crowning over the top. It does not have a peak. You have to have a lot of patience on the top to not get over it. That is what I have always kind of liked about that place, three and four.

“One and two is really narrow and has a ton of banking,” Roa continued. “You just kind of bury it in there. It has so much banking that it kind of sucks the car down onto the track. Kind of like when we were running the wing car. I think three and four is kind of the driver’s end of the place. I hope he does not change much on that end of the racetrack. It is so round and has so much banking, I am not sure if there is anywhere out here (California) that compares to it.”

Roa carries a 14-point lead into this weekend’s races and he is very pleased after his first two races in a DRC Chassis. Before January, he had never driven a DRC. The car and driver performed harmoniously with each other at Cocopah. In addition to capturing the first place prize money for both main events there, he won each of his heat races. In qualifying, he was third fastest on night one and eighth quickest on the second evening.

“Nope,” Roa laughed when asked if he made any changes to the DRC Chassis in preparations for the Casa Grande track. “We took it apart and changed engines. We had to put the second engine in for this race. That is the only thing we have changed. We had some issues and we were really lucky to finish the way we did at Cocopah with the first engine. Pretty big bummer for Tom and Christy (team owners Tom and Christy Dunkel) but at least we picked up the win.”

This weekend begins a very busy racing stretch for Roa. All told, he will be racing eight times in 29 days. After this week’s competition at Central Arizona, he will head to the Imperial Valley Raceway where he will be joined by teammate Tom Dunkel in a two-night open competition show on March 10th and 11th. One week later, he will head to Perris Auto Speedway for the annual Sokola Shootout. The following week he will journey to Central California for a pair of races on the 24th and 25th. The event on the 24th will be at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The following night the team will make the short journey to the legendary Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The veteran racer will close five straight weekends of racing when he heads to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on April 1st for round six of the USAC/CRA Series.

“I like it for periods of time,” Roa responded when asked about a busy racing docket. “The schedule though kind of gets too busy. I like to be home with Addison (his two-year-old daughter) and Tailor (his wife) and now we have a second one coming. Bringing the race team back home and putting it in my garage is going to be a lot of fun and good for the family.”

After the January races at Cocopah, Roa, Tailor, and Addison flew to Florida for a vacation at Walt Disney World. It was there in front of the Magic Kingdom that Addison announced she is going to be a big sister in July.

“The due date is July 27th on grandma’s birthday,” the beaming dad said. “My wife’s family are huge Disney fans. So we went and thought that would be a cool place to announce it. We did it with a little pair of pink checkered shoes for a little racing touch. We are very excited.”

For fans who would like to see Roa in person at the Central Arizona Raceway this Friday and Saturday, gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and racing will get underway at 6:00. The track is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 S Eleven Mile Corner Rd, Casa Grande, AZ (85194). The office phone is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the track, both nights will be streamed live via pay-per-view on Speed Sport TV at the following link https://speedsport.tv/.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Returning to Florida Seeking Second Straight DIRTcar Nationals Crown

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 28, 2023) - A title is up for grabs this Sunday for David Gravel.

The Big Game Motorsports driver leads the DIRTcar Nationals standings by 12 points entering a previously postponed World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The half-mile oval will showcase the main event as the sandwich between the first two Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown races.

Gravel, who will start ninth in the postponed feature, produced a pair of World of Outlaws wins to go along with outings of third and 10th , respectively, earlier this month at the track during the first four DIRTcar Nationals features. Rain invaded the track just before the event finale wrapped up, forcing it to be tagged onto the upcoming trip to Volusia Speedway Park.

Gravel is looking to become only the third driver in World of Outlaws history to win the first three points races of the season. Additionally, if the team is able to earn enough points to claim the DIRTcar Nationals championship it'll mark the second straight season of winning the 'big gator.'

Volusia Speedway Park will feature a full racing program on both Sunday evening - with the DIRTcar Nationals postponed feature ending the action - and Monday night. The Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown races are the first two of a six-race swing along the East Coast with additional dates on March 10-11 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; on March 17 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and on March 18 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

That six-race swing offers another title chase much like the DIRTcar Nationals, this time with a $10,000 bonus to the driver who accumulates the most points throughout the half dozen races.

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday and Monday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Tenth Annual POWRi Turnpike Challenge Approaches
Belleville, IL. (2/28/23) Remaining a staple of seasonal-opening POWRi racing, the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge is scheduled to hit the speedy surfaces at a pair of Tulsa-area facilities with top-notch league battles on March 22-25.

Featuring the fast-paced excitement of the POWRi National Midget League linking up with the POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect, as well as action from the POWRi Outlaw Micros presented by Engler Machine & Tool in the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge.

Starting with Creek County Speedway, in Sapulpa Oklahoma, for the season send-off practice on Wednesday, March 22nd followed by the first event of the season on Thursday, March 23rd. Then, the POWRi Leagues travel to Port City Raceway for two nights of tight-cornered action on Friday, March 24th, and Saturday, March 25th.

Wednesday, March 22nd | Turnpike Challenge | Creek County Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
Open Practice: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 23rd | Turnpike Challenge | Creek County Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.
Divisions Competing: POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, POWRi Outlaw Micro League, NOW600 Wing A-Class Micro & Champ 305 Sprint Car.

Friday, March 24th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps
Divisions Competing: POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, POWRi Outlaw Micro League, A-Class Micro & Jr Sprint.

Saturday, March 25th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps
Divisions Competing: POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, POWRi Outlaw Micro League, Sportsman Micro & Jr Sprint.

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. BEGINS THE 2023 SEASON IN FLORIDA WITH RACING AND FUN

(Chino, CA, February 25, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr made his first racing foray in Florida on the second week in February and qualified for two of the first four races of the year in the USAC National Sprint Car Series. As well as racing, the young star worked in many of Florida’s best tourist attractions during his mini vacation.

thumbnail.jpg The Specialty Fasteners #51T ready for action in Florida. Malyssa Perkins photo.

The five nights of racing began at the track billed as “The World’s Fastest Half Mile,” Volusia Speedway Park on February 15th. Hopes ran high in the #51T ranks going into the race, but things did not go as planned. >From the outset, a fuel line issue plagued the squad. After going out to qualify, Tafoya did not get in another lap of competition on what turned out to be a disappointing night.

“It was frustrating, but I tried to stay cool and calm,” the 2019 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year stated. “We have had three years of absolutely no problems or anything like that. At some point, it is going to come in racing. So, you have to pick up the pieces and move on to the next night.”

Twenty-four hours later, the team had the issue straightened out and expectations were rejuvenated. Tafoya attacked the track in qualifying and recorded the 16th fastest time of 17.212 in the field of 26 cars. That time placed the handsome 25-year-old on the pole for his eight-lap heat race. Early on the car seemed loose and he slipped all the way back to sixth. However, he got it dialed in and did not lose any more ground. In the end, he narrowly missed the transfer spot to the main.

Forced to contest the B Main, the Chino Hills, California resident started on the inside of row #2. The race was 12 laps and you had to finish in the top seven to transfer into the A Main. Tafoya was more than up to the challenge staying in fourth from the green to the checkers and finished nearly a full straightaway ahead of the fifth-place racecar.

The first main event of the year for the friendly driver saw him start in the 16th position. That is where he stayed through the first 1/3 of the 30 lapper. Two laps later, he swept by three cars and into the 13th place. For the duration of the race, he was fast and smooth and came home with a 13th-place finish at his first appearance on the famous 54-year-old speed plant.

After its first race of the 2023 campaign, the Specialty Fastener’s hauler headed 50 miles east to Ocala, Florida’s Bubba’s Raceway Park for the annual “Dirt Winter Games.” Like Volusia, Tafoya was making his debut at Bubba’s where there would be one night of practice followed by three nights of racing.

Bubba’s Raceway Park is unlike most ovals Tafoya has competed on. In fact, it is quite different from nearly every track in North America. It is egg-shaped and has a wide first bend. The opposite end of the track is very narrow and gets interesting as it is much like a hairpin turn in road racing.

When qualifying ended on the first night, Tafoya was 23rd of the 29 cars to take laps with a time of 14.903. That placed him in the eighth starting spot for his heat race and he finished in the same position as he started.

Not transferring out of the heat meant Tafoya would start 10th in the B Main. The race almost came to a premature end for him as cars in front of him tangled leaving him with nearly nowhere to go. He steered through most of it and got away with a light tap on the front end and another shot from behind. He ended up one spot out of a transfer by placing eighth.

The big winner at Bubba’s on night two was the rain as it wiped out the racing program.

The weather moved on by the next night and Tafoya and all the other sprint car stars returned to action one last time. Qualification saw Tafoya record a lap of 14.680. That was 19th in the 27-car field. He placed eighth in his heat race and ended up in what turned out to be a very eventful B Main.

Tafoya was in the second row for the start of the B main event that would only transfer the first seven finishers to the finale of “Winter Dirt Games.” Multiple tries to get the race started were thwarted by crashes. Fortunately, Tafoya was not in any of the carnage. Once the race got going, he was in the 4th place spot. However, the race was halted by a spectacular crash that saw a car flip and rip down a large portion of the main straightaway fence. That incident resulted in a lengthy delay as track officials had to repair the damage before racing could continue.

Once action resumed, Tafoya continued in fourth and qualified for his second main event in the four nights of racing in the southeastern state. He started the main event in 18th. After his performance in the B main event, it was anticipated he would have a good run in the 35-lap finale. However, the rising star hit a slick spot on the track early on. He almost spun and by the time he gathered it back in and got back up to speed, he was nearly a straight behind the pack. Racing smartly, he decided to stay out of the leader’s way when they caught up to him and he ended up 21st.

“Volusia was super cool, and I feel like that was right up my alley,” Tafoya reflected after returning to Southern California. “Banking and fast and big, you have to be smooth on the wheel and find the grip where you can. Not really much of a cushion you can bang off or anything like that so you have to be good on the foot. I feel it really suited my style. We were running down some of the big guys at the end there. I wish we could have had two nights there and skipped the little problem (fuel line) we ran into.”

“Ocala (Bubba’s), if I had to say one thing about that place it would be, whoever had the experience there was going to do good. That is because it is two different tracks coming into turn three or turn one. I kind of had to find a happy medium on the setup to get through. I could have been way, way tighter on the car in one and two, but I would not have been able to get around and rotated in three and four. So it is kind of pick and choose your battles on that track and be good where you want to be good and survive the other half.“

The trip to Florida was not just about the races. Tafoya arrived in the “Sunshine State” days before the races began and he used that time to do the tourist routine.

“Me and my dad checked out the beach and all kinds of stuff there,” Tafoya said with a laugh. “We went to Daytona Speedway and did a tour. We ended up playing some golf, went to supercross, me and Malyssa (fellow sprint car driver and longtime crew member Malyssa Perkins) went to Disneyworld, saw a World of Outlaws race, went on an airboat, saw some gators, went kayaking. We did all kinds of stuff. We found time to do stuff we had not done before. It was cool.”

thumbnail (1).jpg Eddie Tafoya Jr. leading the hunt for gators in Florida.

Tafoya’s next Competition will come on March 3rd and 4th when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series travels to the Central Arizona Raceway. Two weeks after that, he will be back on his home track, Perris Auto Speedway, for the annual Sokola Shootout on March 18th.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the 2023 campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.\

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 TBA

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

Whittall climbs at Lincoln; Port Royal Speedway lid lifter ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (February 27, 2023) – Although forced to miss Lincoln Speedway’s initial launch on Thursday, February 23, due to work commitments, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports finally got their 2023 season activated with another round of Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker competition on Sunday, February 27. Despite being far from a frequent Lincoln flier, the New Jersey-based open wheelers persevered, ultimately climbing their way from 17th on the grid to check off a ninth-place result.

Whittall was sixth in his respective heat race; an automatic qualifying position for the $6,000-to-win feature program.

“Feels good to be back in the car. We were hoping to get a few starts in this weekend, but we’ll take this top ten and move forward,” Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, said. “Lincoln is not an easy place to race, but we had fun. We had some positive momentum on our side from last year and our goal is to keep this going.”

Incidentally, Whittall’s season-opening finish matches his outcome from the 2022 Icebreaker.

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with visits to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5. Saturday will feature an open practice followed by the $5,000-to-win opener on Sunday afternoon.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)


 

 

Dietrich caps Lincoln openers with success; Lincoln and Port on coming agenda
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 27, 2023) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is certainly no stranger to big results at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, and although the Gettysburg native was unable to achieve the highest success in the Speedway’s opening pair, the former track champion performed at a tall standard, capping the two-race week with a pair of top-five finishes.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished third and fourth in Lincoln’s Icebreakers, which kicked off Thursday, February 23, before concluding on Sunday, February 26.

Impressive enough, Dietrich was forced to claw his way to each of his respective outcomes, battling from sixth to third on Thursday before rallying from 11th to fourth on Sunday.

Thursday’s program was conducted as the result of an early weather forecast predicting poor weather for Saturday.

“Not a bad way to get the Pennsylvania season started. A big thanks to everyone who came out and supported the shows, especially on Thursday. It’s the fans who make this all possible for us and we couldn’t do it without you,” Dietrich expressed. “We intended on returning to Florida this weekend to race with the Outlaws at Volusia, but it’s tough to justify the cost when we can hopefully race in our own backyard. If Mother Nature cooperates, we should have a great weekend ahead.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with visits to Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5. Port Royal’s opener will award $5,000-to-win. Lincoln Speedway’s event will also award $5,000-to-win.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Racing Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 3
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK TO HOST MUST SEE LIGHTS OPENER

FEBRUARY 28, 2022 – Holly, Michigan – The Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Lights Series will kick off it’s 2023 season on April 22 at the Lorain Raceway Park’s Autism Awareness Opening Night in South Amherst, Ohio.

Defending series champion Cody Gallogly will begin the defense of his title. The Baltimore, Ohio veteran collected three feature wins and four fast times on route to the 2022 Championship that was not decided until the last event of the year.

The Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Lights Series was created as affordable racing for veteran sprint car teams, a venue to provide younger drivers seat time in a winged asphalt sprint car and a MSR National 410 series feeder system of top-notch young talent.

“The concept, structure and format of our MSR Lights Series, with strong support from the loyal race teams, is operating extremely well for everyone. We are definitely growing with a substantial number of new teams, tracks and events for this coming 2023 season” said MSR President and founder Jim Hanks.

This year’s expanded roster of drivers will be a mixture of youth and veterans. Former Supermodified veteran and 2022 MSR National 410 Champion Charlie Shultz is expected to compete along side newcomers JD Evans, Matt Double and Bob Komisarski.

Returning front runners JJ Henes, the 2021 series champion and the 2022 most improved driver Joshua Sexton are anticipated strong championship contenders. Other drivers include 20-year-old lady racer Lauren DePasquale, teenagers Charlie Baur, 2022 Rookie of the year Andrew Bogusz and Sawyer Stout. Joining the chase will be veterans Todd and Dale McQuillen. Additionally, several new cars are currently being constructed with drivers to be announced.

It is only fitting that the season opener will again be hosted by Lorain Raceway Park as many drivers in the series call LRP home. LRP will also host the series in August joining the MSR National Series in the BOB FREY CLASSIC and again in September for the series championship.

This season MSR/MAVTV will showcase the Midwest Lights in the State of Michigan featuring the AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS from Birch Run Speedway and the AMERICAN SPEED II from Owosso Speedway, plus Ohio’s BOB FRY CLASSIC at Lorain Raceway Park. Programming dates and air times to be announced.

For more info on the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Lights Series please log on to www.mustseeracing.com as well as Facebook.

 

 

DOT Foods to present the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 11 & 12.

SYRACUSE, NY – In an exciting announcement, DOT Foods has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the 35th Syracuse Motorsports Expo on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 & 12. With the show ready to take the green flag in a little over two weeks, it’s the annual kick-off to the racing season in Central New York as well as all the surrounding areas.

A little DOT Foods history, Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded the company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain.

Sixty years later, DOT Foods make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. They do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 15 distribution centers across the country and Canada. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days.

“DOT Foods has been a big supporter of local auto racing through their Liverpool office. I’m thrilled they have added the Expo to their sponsorship efforts,” noted show promoter Jeremie Corcoran. “With DOT and are long-time sponsors we are looking to make this the best Expo yet. I know everyone says that, but I truly think it will be.”

FX Caprara Car Companies, VP Racing Fuels and Power Seal, all long-time supporters of the show are back as well.

The Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY will be filled from wall to wall with race track displays, car displays and so much more.

There is a Tire Changing Competition on Saturday brought to you by John Wilber Snap-On. On both Saturday and Sunday will be the Mad River ACL March Regional Cornhole Tourney.

Set up for the show is set to being on Friday evening at 6PM and will stay open late and then open back up at 6AM to get all vendors loaded in

Show hours are 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is $13 for adults, $5 ages 6-12 with 5 and under Free. A special two-day admission of $20 can also be purchased.

Space is very limited but still available. For more information please log on to https://syracusemotorsports.com and also their Facebook Page.

It has been a tradition for 35 years! The Syracuse Motor Sports Expo on March 11 & 12. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Mallett Records Top-Five Result During USCS Series Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - MILTON, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2023) - Jordon Mallett wrapped up a month-long trip to Florida by earning his first top five of the season last Saturday at Southern Raceway.

The dirt oval hosted a USCS Series doubleheader that began on Friday with Mallett drawing the back row of a heat race.

"I almost think it has to be chalked up as talent to draw on the back row for so many weeks," he quipped. "That was frustrating. We normally run pretty well there and we thought we dug ourselves out of the hole, but we didn't have enough points accumulated and started 12th."

Mallett's run from eighth to fifth place in the heat race ranked 12 th in overall points, giving him the 12th starting position in the A Main.

"I was really good on short runs, but I wasn't as good on the long runs," he said. "We got up to seventh and could see the guys in the top five, but never could get there. We took those notes and rolled them into Saturday."

Mallett's charge from 12th to seventh was tied for the second-most positions gained.

The drawing luck changed early on Saturday when Mallett pulled the pole position for a heat race.

"We had a good draw and started at the front of the heat race and won it," he said. "That put us in the dash, which is good. Once again the draw didn't go in our favor though as we pulled the No. 6 and had to start last in the dash. We tried some things with the setup and I didn't really like them as much."

Mallett finished where he started - sixth - in the dash to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We tuned on it for the feature and we were able to get it decent on the short runs, but it really came on in the long runs," he said. "That's normally our goal. We made a good stride there and we were able to claw ourselves forward. The longer the race went the better we got. I got into the top five and had a really, really good race car."

Mallett placed fourth for his first top five of the year.

"It was nice to have a couple of solid results in Milton and end our month in Florida with a top five," he said. "We're grateful to get so many laps this early in the season and I think those will pay off in the near future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 24 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 7 (12).

Feb. 25 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red River Rack Co.

Red River Rack Company, which is based in Gainesville, Texas, provides storage solutions to large and small tire dealers alike, providing single tier storage to rack supported catwalk systems nationwide and fabricating of the highest quality IBC compliant staircase and many other system components.

"We partnered with Red River Rack Company a few years ago," Mallett said. "They've been family friends for years so we're pleased to have them on board."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING ADJUSTS CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (February 27, 2023) – Officials from Western Midget Racing announce that future race dates at Adobe Mountain Speedway, including this weekend’s event on March 4, will not be sanctioned by WMR.

The 2023 WMR season will now comprise of one overall championship, combining 12 Northern California dates, four Southern California dates, the February 4 event from Adobe Mountain, and two races at Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona for a 19-race schedule. Drivers will compete for the championship based on their 12-best finishes across the slate of races. Seven different dirt venues will be represented in the series. Defending champion Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif. and series Rookie of the Year Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz, Calif. return to chase the title.

The highly-anticipated debut of WMR at Mohave Valley commences on March 18, bringing Midget racing to the wide and fast one-third mile dirt oval.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway

3.31 Ocean Speedway

4.1 Antioch Speedway

4.29 Ventura Raceway

5.12 Ocean Speedway

5.13 Petaluma Speedway

6.9 Ocean Speedway

6.10 Petaluma Speedway

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash*

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic*

7.28 Ocean Speedway

7.29 Antioch Speedway

8.11 Ocean Speedway

8.12 Marysville Raceway

9.2 Bakersfield Speedway

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Placerville Speedway partner with SPEED SPORT to form CaliDirt.TV

Placerville, CA…Russell Motorsports Inc. is thrilled to announce a new streaming service in partnership with SPEED SPORT TV that will debut in 2023, covering both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the popular Placerville Speedway.

“We’re excited to work with SPEED SPORT TV this year by creating CaliDirt.TV for both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Placerville Speedway,” said RMI President Scott Russell. “Flo Racing was a great partner and we did have negotiations, but felt going this direction was in the best interest for our track and series. SPEED SPORT has been one of the long-standing news and editorial outlets for motorsports and we look forward to utilizing their marketing reach in 2023.”

Race fans will have expanded flexibility to catch all the action with both SCCT and the Placerville Speedway this season. Fans will have the ability to purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via the brand new CaliDirt.TV located at https://calidirt.tv/

Weekly events at Placerville Speedway can be purchased for $19.99 per race, while SCCT events can be acquired for $24.99 per race. A subscription of $39.99 per month can also be purchased, which gives access to all Placerville Speedway weekly and SCCT events that month.

"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Placerville Speedway and the SCCT,” commented Chris Graner with SPEED SPORT TV. As highly respected leaders in West Coast racing, we have always admired the dedication and execution of Scott and Kami. At SPEED SPORT, we value this opportunity to connect and enhance the experience for fans of the SCCT and Placerville Speedway, and create new direct promotional opportunities for the track and series. By utilizing our expertise in broadcast video production, social media, and editorial content, we will consistently provide high-quality, engaging media for fans and effective, measurable promotional tools for the track and series.”

National Speed Sport News has often been described as the bible of motorsports. Founded in 1934, National Speed Sport News is the authority for all things motorsports. Covering everything from NASCAR to Formula One, Supercross to the World of Outlaws, NSSN is the foremost source for racing news and information. Originally edited by the legendary Chris Economaki, NSSN boasts content produced from racings most talented reporters and columnists.

SPEED SPORT TV is also home to the widest variety of motorsports events, award-winning shows and exclusive features. Fans can watch anytime, anywhere, on any device.

“SpeedShift and FloRacing were certainly good starting points to live streaming from a promoter’s perspective,” Russell elaborated. “Going forward however, we need to have access to data, otherwise there isn’t a value to streaming for a track or series. We feel live streaming is still evolving but to maximize the value and benefits, we truly needed to have increased access to data, in order to reach a broader market from a marketing standpoint. SPEED SPORT meets that need and criteria, therefore we are delighted to have the new partnership this season.”

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards features 14 events at nine different championship facilities in California. The ultra-competitive Winged 360 Sprint Car series will contest its sixth campaign coming up in 2023.

The Placerville Speedway is entering its 58th season of competition this year and showcases a diverse schedule of events that includes Winged and Wingless Sprint Cars, Midgets, Late Models, Stock Cars, Lightning Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Monster Trucks and more.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com
For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com


 

Nineteen Events in 2023 for POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association

Belleville, IL. (2/24/23) Promoting as a leading non-wing sprint sanction since 1946, the POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, will see a consistent showing of nineteen scheduled events for the 2023 season while staying true to the “Land of Enchantment”.

State-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, in Vado New Mexico, will serve as a part-time home facility for the POWRi NMMRA, running in conjunction with the Sunset Grill POWRi Vado Non-Wing Sprints, by hosting ten competitive racing dates this season including the Season Opener on March 25th. With a blend of dates throughout the summer, the POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association season will also conclude at Vado Speedway Park on November 17-18 for the outstanding two-day Zia Sprint Car Classic.

Joining the fray this season with the POWRi NMMRA will witness Sandia Speedway save the date on seven separate occasions spanning the season. The season of speed will also see a two-night show presented by Aztec Speedway on the weekend of June 9-10 with Aztec New Mexico’s high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt track hosting the traditional sprinters.

POWRi NMMRA Tentative 2023 Schedule:
3/25/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
4/22/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
5/6/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
5/13/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
5/27/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
6/3/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
6/9/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
6/10/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
6/24/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
7/1/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
7/22/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
7/29/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
8/12/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
8/26/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
9/9/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
9/23/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
10/7/2023 | Sandia Speedway | Albuquerque, NM
11/17/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
11/18/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM*
*With Sunset Grill POWRi Vado Non-Wing Sprints

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations; more news on the Sunset Grill POWRi Vado Non-Wing Sprints can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park on Facebook | 15900 Stern Drive Vado, NM 88072.

Further information such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com or “Like” NMMRA on Facebook.

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations; future updates will be posted as confirmed. All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Follow along for additional information on the Sunset Grill POWRi Vado Non-Wing Sprints and the POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association including items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

Accomplished Illinois Midget Car Driver Dan Robinson Enters East Coast Dirt Nationals In Trenton, N.J.
- Former ARCA East Winner Chase Cabre Making The Trip From North Carolina -

Trenton, NJ - Dan Robinson and Chase Cabre will be making long trips to New Jersey to compete in the BELFOR Property Restoration-sponsored East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. The two accomplished drivers are not doing so to finish second, but they are also among a group of 90 who feel they to can win Saturday’s 50-lap A-Main inside the CURE Insurance Arena and take home the $5,000 first-place prize.
Robinson will be making an 885-mile, 13-1/2 hour trip from Illinois. The 37-year-old veteran Midget car driver might not be a household name to Northeast fans, but he’s got winning credentials racing wingless and in indoor competition.

The talented driver won on the POWRi National Midget series Junior Knepper Memorial in December to end his 2022 season on a high note. That victory and another in 2021 on the USAC Midget Mid-West series came inside the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin.

Robinson has also been a regular competitor indoors in Tulsa, OK in the Chili Bowl Midget car event and Micro Sprint Shootout as well. For the Trenton race, he’ll be driving a No. 33 Hyper Chassis 600cc Wingless Micro Sprint.

After making the trip east from Ewing, IL, Robinson better get rested because he’ll be facing a field of 90 hungry drivers also seeking a spot in Saturday’s 24 car A-Main field.

Another driver making a long trip is Chase Cabre who will be coming north 588 miles in hopefully less than nine hours from Denver, N.C. with the Stringfellow Racing Team No. 23S.

The 24-year-old has made a return to dirt car racing after an attempt to advance into elite NASCAR competition. From 2017 - 2020 he competed on the ARCA National and ARCA East series in the Rev Racing No. 4 NASCAR development ride in a Toyota Camry.

Despite two ARCA East victories in Memphis, TN, and on the new New Hampshire Motor Speedway Mile, Cabre returned to his roots in Micro Sprint racing after he elected not to chase further Stock Car opportunities.

This year’s entry list includes drivers from nine different states. Jon Keller and dirt Modified superstar Billy Pauch Jr. lead a group of home-state drivers hoping to take the victory.

Keller started last in the A-Main the previous time the event was held in 2020 and won it after he started from the rear in the E-Main as well. While he never won a qualifying event that night, he finished in a transfer spot in the E, D, C and B-Mains to earn the last starting spot in Saturday’s A-main. From there, he made the impressive and historic drive to victory!

The Micro Sprint rich states of Pennsylvania and Delaware will have a real shot at gaining a first win. Talented PA drivers such as Tim Buckwalter, Alex Bright and Briggs Danner are expected to be top contenders. Coming off success at this year’s Tulsa, OK Indoor Chili Bowl, Delaware’s Kyle Spencer could bring a first win for the First State.

This weekend’s program starts on Friday with a race fan’s dream event featuring four 20-lap Turp Coates Law of Hightstown, NJ sponsored A-Main Qualifier races. Racing begins at 7 PM with ten 12-lap heat races that set the four features that follow.

The top 60 in heat race points, finishing positions with the addition of passing points, advance to the four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers. Each winner earns $1,000. The top three in each transfer directly to Saturday night’s $5,000 to win A-Main.

Finishing positions and passing points from Friday will then set the line-ups for Saturday’s events, sponsored by Custom Built Products, for the remainder of the drivers who fail to finish in the top three on Night One.

The drivers with the least points will begin Saturday’s program, which begins at 6 PM, in one of two E-Mains that transfer the top four to the back of those assigned to the D-Main. This process continues with each letter until the top six finishers in each B-Main fill-out the field for Saturday night’s 24-car A-Main.
Good tickets remain for both days of the two day event through a link to ticketmaster at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and the days of the event at the arena box office.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $54.99 for the weekend or $24.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES NEWS RELEASE

EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS – CURE INSURANCE ARENA, TRENTON, NJ

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023

East Coast Dirt Nationals Thursday Practice Sessions Get CURE Insurance Weekend In Trenton, NJ Off To Great Start; Tim Buckwalter Fastest In First Practice, Scott Kreutter Even Quicker In Second Practice

Trenton, NJ – Practice for the 2023 East Coast Dirt Nationals Thursday was run off with two full sessions completed. Tim Buckwalter and Scott Kreutter were the two quickest.

The first of two practices had 63 Micro Sprints registering laps with Buckwalter fastest with an 8.734 lap time. That was 0.176 seconds quicker than Cody West’s quickest lap. Briggs Danner, Tyler Urich and Jesse Maurer completed the quick five. Marty Brian, Tyler Lindsay, JT Berman, Colin White and Jackson White were the second fast five.

The dustless clay surface was lightning fast in the first session and even more so in the second runs. Scott Kreutter’s 8.695 lap was best among 72 drivers who ran in the second set of laps against the clock. Buckwalter (8.820) was second fastest but slower than he was in the first run. Briggs Danner, Adrianna Dellaponti, and Berman completed the top five. Zach Bealer, Urich, Wayne Scott, Danny Buccafusca and Aidan Borden were the second fast five.

This year’s 92-car entry list includes drivers from nine different states. The 2020 race winner Jon Keller and dirt Modified superstar Billy Pauch, Jr. lead a group of home-state drivers hoping to take the victory.

The Micro Sprint-rich states of Pennsylvania and Delaware will have a real shot at gaining a first win. Buckwalter, Alex Bright and Danner are among the talented Pennsylvanians expected to be top contenders. Coming off success at this year’s Tulsa, OK Indoor Chili Bowl, Delaware’s Kyle Spence could bring a first win, for the first state.

USAC and POWRi Midget Series Indoor winner Dan Robinson of Illinois is heading east and former ARCA East winner Chase Cabre is traveling north from Denver, NC.

The event starts on Friday with a race fan’s dream event featuring four 20-lap Turp Coates Law of Hightstown, NJ-sponsored A-Main Qualifier races. Racing begins at 7 PM with ten 12-lap heat races that set the four features that follow. The top 60 in heat race points, finishing positions with the addition of passing points, advance to the four 20-lap A-Main qualifiers. Each winner earns $1,000. The top three in each transfer directly to Saturday night’s $5,000 to win A-Main.

Finishing positions and passing points from Friday will then set the line-ups for Saturday’s events, sponsored by Custom Built Products, for the remainder of the drivers who fail to finish in the top three on night one.

The drivers with the least points will begin Saturday’s program, which begins at 6 PM, in one of two E-Mains that transfer the top four to the back of those assigned to the D-Main. This process continues with each letter until the top six finishers in each B-Main fill out the field for Saturday night’s 24-car A-Main. Good tickets remain for both days of the two-day event through a link to Ticketmaster at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and on the days of the event at the arena box office.

Adult tickets in general admission areas are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday and Children 12 to 2 are just $5 on both nights. Reserved seats for an additional fee are an option on Saturday night.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $54.99 for the weekend or $24.99 for Friday, and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023

The Sprintcar Entrants Group (SEG) as the convener of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series (MTSS), makes the following statement in relation to incidents at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 18.

However, firstly to give it some context, the following background information is provided.

In the off-season the rule about compulsory series sponsors decals being fitted to the cars was again ratified for teams to be eligible for series points.

No points whatsoever will be awarded to any entrant who races without the sponsors’ decals.

Prior to the season starting, teams were also advised that no further warnings or reminders shall be given in the 2022-23 season - they were told it is the team’s responsibility to ensure that all stickers are on the car.

This rule applies to all parts of the show - hot laps, qualifying, heat races and feature races.

As has been standard for quite some time - if a car doesn’t have the decals in place and we have over the 24 subscribed field for a feature race, where an entrant without stickers will not qualify for the feature race and therefore will be unable to accumulate Maddington Toyota Series Feature seasons points.

Teams were also reminded that their promotional flags must be in place prior to the cars going onto the track for the first time at each meeting - or the same penalties will apply.

Early in the season there were a small minority of teams that were reminded to put their flags up and fit stickers prior to racing or they would have forfeited their points - and this was met with disapproval, with excuses used like ‘we don’t have time, they are too hard to put up and well how about you put them up then’.

These are all reactions of defiance from a vocal minority towards the SEG and the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that has injected some serious prizemoney and corporate backing into the sport that contributes to the huge end-of-season payout and plays a role in taking the sport to the next level, including free-to-air television and the associated promotion we have seen this season.

In the days after Rd11 of the MTSS was held at the Perth Motorplex on January 21, the SEG received formal written complaints from a series sponsor, as well as observations from teams competing in the series, that up to a handful of cars did not meet all the series sticker requirements at that show.

As it was after the fact, the decision was made to reiterate this requirement, in the lead up to Rd12 of MTSS, held at the Motorplex last Saturday, February 18, and increase scrutiny on non-compliance going forward.

It should also be pointed out that the Prelude to the Championship on February 8 and the Australian Sprintcar Championship on February 10-11, were not rounds of the MTSS.

A social media post was issued mid last week to remind teams.

Then on Saturday night at the pre-race drivers’ briefing, teams were again reminded of the requirement to have all the stickers in place prior to going out on the track, as well as to have their promotional flags in place and to run the series stamped Hoosier right rear tyre.

These two reminders were in place for teams who may have forgotten the rule/were not aware of the rule.

An official from the SEG even walked around to the teams to see if they required any more sets of stickers.

For the record, 200 sets of stickers have already been printed off for the 2022-23 season, with the bulk of these having already been distributed - and there have been many occasions when teams have contacted an official from the SEG to ask for more stickers, which have been subsequently supplied.

One team even went as far as to tell an official they were not going to run the stickers when they were offered on Saturday night.

An official from the SEG then went onto the infield for hotlapping and qualifying to ensure that all cars were compliant.

One car had no series stickers on at all.

Two cars did not have the required full set of stickers on their cars.

One car also did not have the correct series right rear tyre on.

Race/timing officials were notified and the offending teams had their points stripped at the end of qualifying, and were advised in the pits that they would start their heat race from the rear of the field, regardless of their qualifying times.

The overwhelming feedback from competitors on this tough stance has been positive - and the SEG and MTSS thanks these teams for their efforts in promoting the sport in such a positive fashion this season.

There has also been feedback such as:

The stickers must have fallen off

The teams weren’t given this season’s stickers

The SEG is targeting certain teams

It should have been picked up in scrutineering

The SEG has also received photographs of teams not running stickers at previous shows - some of those photographs were from non-SEG rounds - and yes some of them were after the fact of stickers missing from Rd11, which prompted the tougher stance and the subsequent warnings.

Ironically one of the teams that supplied a photo to the SEG of a car missing a sticker from the latest round, actually had one of the series stickers missing from their car at Rd11.

It should also be pointed out that over the seasons there have been repeat offenders for non-compliance of the sticker sets - so this is not a new situation.

Questions have been asked about the JP Signs sticker appearing on cars as they are included in the sticker roll.

While it is appreciated that teams run this sticker as part of the sticker set, JP Signs is not in fact a series sponsor and there is no penalty for not running that sticker.

There is no right of appeal for teams that don't comply with not running the stickers, displaying their flags or running the non-compliant Hoosier tyre.

The SEG is aware of the negative comments on social media from the weekend’s infringements, however it will NOT compromise on this stance and will continue to promote what is the best and highest paying sprintcar/speedway series in the country.

This includes $23,000 going to the overall winner of the 2022-23 series and $10,000 to the runner up at the end of the season, as part of a payout at the awards night of about $90,000.

Should any teams decide not to be part of the series in the future, that is their call.

No further correspondence will be entered into on this matter.

The united board of the Sprintcar Entrants Group

 

 

Cooper Williams Joins KKM in POWRi National Midget League Championship Chase
Belleville, IL. (2/23/23) Adding to an already accomplished and sturdy Keith Kunz Motorsports 2023 National Midget team, Decatur Arkansas wheelman Cooper Williams joins in on the excitement fully committing to the POWRi National Midget League Championship Chase.

Boasting an impressive 2022 resume of scoring over fifteen top-ten micro finishes in twenty-three starts Cooper also pocketed a handful of top-five finishes after progressing through UTV racing. Capturing a NOW600 Restricted Micro feature victory at Airport Raceway in August, Williams remains more than able to add to an already capable and excelling Keith Kunz Motorsports franchise.

"I feel very honored and thankful to be included with the KKM team, I know that the change from Micros to Midgets will be big but I have the best team behind me. KKM continues to set an example of how to be both on and off the track will help with the upcoming POWRi season,” said a humbled and excited Cooper Williams.

Entering into his inaugural campaign with the POWRi National Midget in 2023, Williams brings a youthful excitement of open-wheel talent and preparational commitment to the team in hopes of gaining the recently renamed Jim Childers Rookie of the Year Award as well as championship honors when the season launches at the Turnpike Challenge on March 22-25.

Keith Kunz Motorsports would include "We are pleased with the entire team we have for the POWRi National Midget season and are looking forward to working with Cooper. With several new faces on the team, there will be an adjustment period but we are up to the task. Winning in 2021 with Bryant Wiedeman and then again in 2022 with Brenham Crouch, the whole team is hoping to carry that momentum into this year,” said Keith.

Entering into the 2023 racing season will see Cooper Williams compete in the industry notable Keith Kunz/Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Toyota Racing Development, Curb Records, Mobil 1, JBL Audio, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Speedway Toyota Racing Engine entry into POWRi National Midget League competition with aspirations of championship and rookie of the year achievements.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App. The full 2023 POWRi National Midget League season schedule is available online at http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=22453.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

YOHO TO TEST HIS VERSATILIY IN STEELE 125

February 21, 2023 – Pinellas Park, Florida – Showtime Speedway promoter Robert Yoho “Showtime”, as he is nicknamed, wears a lot of hats at his racetrack located near Clearwater, Florida. On any given night Yoho can be spotted cleaning up an accident, flagging practice, mounting tires, and grilling burgers. But if you catch him at the right time, he might even be competing in the nights events as a competitor.

During last Saturday nights Southern Figure 8 World Finals Yoho pulled double duty. He competed in the 225-lap Late Model Figure 8 event and then followed it up by competing in the nights Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series winged sprint car event.

To say he is versatile is an understatement. Yoho loves to race, wants to race, and will race in this weekend's 4th annal Dave Steele 125 event for non-winged pavement sprint cars.

Due to his commitments and time restraints of running the track, Yoho isn’t able to race as much as he would like. But he competes whenever possible, and this weekend will be another chance to get behind the wheel. Yoho will be aboard the Mac Steele owned #33. The car is the exact same car the late Dave Steele wheeled to an undefeated streak in 2012.

“I’ve driven trucks, late models, modifieds, mini late models, figure 8, and sprints. I’ve basically driven everything here at Showtime Speedway” explained Yoho. When asked what it's like to drive a sprint car at Showtime Speedway he was quick to answer. ”These cars are in a league of their own. They’re hard to drive compared to the others. It’s a very unpredictable and out of control race car”.

Yoho has shown signs of being competitive in the non-wing sprints despite limited seat time in recent seasons. He missed out winning the 2022 Showtime Speedway sprint car championship by a mere two points and finished runner up to Davey Hamilton Jr. the last time he took he wing off in late November.

This weekend's 4th annual Dave Steele 125 will be the longest sprint car race he has ever competed in. But he seems unnerved by the task at hand. “I’m gonna approach this the same way I approach a 200-lap late model or outlaw figure 8 race. You gotta be there at the end”.

“I love to race. That’s why I race because I like it. I’ll race a Crown Vic. It doesn’t matter to me. I just wanna race. Racing is racing. If we’re on the same playing field, it’s fun”.

Two-time Dave Steele 125 champion Kody Swanson offered his thoughts on Yoho competing this weekend. “I can’t really remember ever running against the promoter. I appreciate Robert Yoho’s passion for the sport, and what he continues to do with his racetrack, and bringing this event back each year. He’s had success in many kinds of racing. I feel like he’ll do just fine in the race and run well. Maybe we’ll all look at this a little different with the helmets on. Maybe it makes since with all of us racing in the same event to honor our friend Dave Steele”.

Yoho has set the bar high with expectations for himself this weekend. “I’d like to win it, but a top three would be a good start” concluded Yoho.

The weekend kicks off this Friday night with qualifying and a dash for cash. The following night will feature the 125-lap event with a $5000 winners' payday on the line.

 

 

O’GARA LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE IN STEELE 125

February 23, 2023 – Pinellas Park, Florida - Camby, Indiana driver Kyle O’Gara has participated in each of the last three Dave Steele 125 events at Showtime Speedway. He learned a valuable lesson after the 2021 event that proved instrumental in claiming last year’s event. He’s hoping to apply that knowledge once again to a repeat win this weekend in the fourth addition of the event.

In the 2021 event, O’Gara took the lead early in the race and appeared dominant as he built a huge lead and led a substantial number of laps. But as the race began to wind down, Kody Swanson slowly reeled him in and took the lead with only a handful of laps remaining. Swanson had wisely conserved his tires and saved his run for the lead until late in the race.

After the race O’Gara admitted he may have run too hard early, and it cost him the victory. He vowed to never let that happen ever again. Last year he was true to his word. He conserved his tires and made a run on race leader Davey Hamilton Jr. late in the race to score his first Dave Steele 125 victory. He returns this year with a lot of confidence and the same game plan.

O’Gara recently explained why he continues to support this race each February. “This race popped up in 2020” explained O’Gara. ”We circled the date the first time it was announced. We just keep coming back for it. Dave (Steele) was a good friend of ours and a teammate of mine at one point. We like to come down here and honor him.”

The confidence level O’Gara brings with him this year is the product of his victory last year. But he is also humble and knows a victory this year will be as tough as ever. “There are still some good cars down here. We’re confident in the car we’re bringing down as well as ourselves. My crew chief Brad spent all offseason rebuilding all our cars. He does a heck of a job on them and we’re super proud of the product he puts out. Were confident going in, but we know there are good cars down there”.

Last years victory helped start the year on the right foot for us for sure. That was the biggest win for us yet. We drew on that throughout the year and had some big ones back home. It was a good start to the year. I think we came away with around $6500 for winning the race last year”.
O’Gara has steadily developed into a fine pavement sprint car driver in recent seasons, and many consider him one of the favorites to win another Dave Steele 125 this year. Two-time event winner Kody Swanson recognizes O’Gara will tough to beat this year. “Kyle has been really good at Showtime since the very first year. He’s really grown in sprint cars and midgets and has found his stride lately. He won this race last year and did a good job. I’m gonna attempt to keep up with him. Its always fun to race with Kyle. He’s a great competitor and he’ll be tough to beat this year”.

O’Gara is expecting nothing but success this year. “We came down here to win this year. That’s it. We don’t travel to run second. We came down to win, have some fun, and enjoy the last little bit of offseason we have. I feel like we proved ourselves last year down here and back home. I feel we can compete with the best of the best. Anything short of a win is us being pissed driving home. We got a long drive home, so we better make it worth it” concluded O’Gara.

The 4th annual Dave Steele 125 kicks off this Friday night with qualifying and qualifying races. The $5000to-win 125-lap non-wing pavement sprint race will conclude Saturday night.


 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATIONS EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS
CURE INSURANCE ARENA, TRENTON, NJ - FEBRUARY 24 & 25
 

Tim Buckwalter Believes It’s His Time To Shine At Trenton’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Trenton, NJ - Tim Buckwalter might be one of the most versatile race car drivers in competition today with one of the biggest families in motorsports competition. None of that will matter, just his driving skills and good fortune when he comes to Trenton, NJ’s CURE Insurance Arena for the two-day BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25.

The Douglasville, PA driver knows how to win and he plans to do that when he enters the Trenton event for the fourth time in hopes of taking home the $5,000 prize being offered for Saturday’s 50-lap A-Main for wingless 600 Micro Sprints.

But first, he’ll have to battle a field of 90 also seeking a spot in the 24-car field. With noted success in Dirt Modifieds, Sprint Cars, SpeedSTRS, Micro Sprints, and TQ Midgets, Buckwalter will be seeking a fast race car and a smile from Lady Luck to get the job done.

Buckwalter has all the credentials to do it too. Racing Barry Greth’s powerful No. 71 600cc Micro Sprint last year at the tight confines of PA’s Kutztown Action Track, Buckwalter went to victory lane often and finished second in the point standings. He also won in the SpeedSTR class there and clinched the championship.

The 33-year-old enters the Trenton weekend seventh on the all-time win list. Despite 80 to 100 competitors entered at the three Trenton dirt races held so far, he’s qualified for them all with a best A-Main finish of fourth.

Already this season, Buckwalter has proven once again his driving ability on a small indoor series race track. At this year’s Indoor dirt Chili Bowl Midget Car race in Tulsa, OK he was the A-main Hard Charger with a 23rd to ninth run in the 50-lap feature.

Buckwalter also finished second in the Indoor Auto Racing Concrete Series event inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, January 27 in the Gambler’s Classic.

The Buckwalter family is all about racing. Richard and Betty Buckwalter got it going 50 years ago. Richard raced stock cars on dirt in the 1960s then got six of his seven children to race in Quarter Midgets.

Five of them (Bruce, Brian, Gary, Judi, and Sandy) raced Micro-Sprints; while Rick raced a Modified. Judi (Bates) would go on to find success with 360 and 410 Sprint Cars. The legacy continued to a third generation of Buckwalters with Tim, Steve (410 Sprints, SpeedSTRs), and Bruce Jr. (USAC East Sprints) now racing.

Judi’s daughter Ashley ran a rookie season in 360 Sprints after her Quarter-Midget career but stopped to get a college education. She married Danny Sammons, whose family promotes the Indoor Racing Series in which she plays a large part.

The fourth Buckwalter generation, Steve’s two children, are already honing their skills in Quarter-Midgets. So the tradition will continue for years to come!

A record crowd for the event is expected and Buckwalter will be one of the favorites. He not only has a big family but many fans that follow him as well.

This year’s entry list includes drivers from nine different states. 2020 race winner Jon Keller and dirt Modified superstar Billy Pauch Jr. lead a group of home-state drivers hoping to take the victory.

The Micro Sprint-rich states of Pennsylvania and Delaware will have a real shot at gaining a first win. Along with Buckwalter, talented PA drivers Alex Bright and Briggs Danner are expected to be top contenders. Coming off success at this year’s Tulsa, OK Indoor Chili Bowl, Delaware’s Kyle Spencer could bring a first win, for the first state.

USAC and POWRi Midget Series Indoor winner Dan Robinson of Illinois is heading east and former ARCA East winner Chase Cabre is traveling north from Denver, NC.

The event starts on Friday with a race fan’s dream event featuring four 20 Lap Turp Coates Law of Hightstown, NJ-sponsored A-Main Qualifier races. Racing begins at 7 PM with ten 12-lap heat races that set the four features that follow.
The top 60 in heat race points, finishing positions with the addition of passing points, advance to the four 20-lap A-Main qualifiers. Each winner earns $1,000. The top three in each transfer directly to Saturday night’s $5,000 to win A-Main.

Finishing positions and passing points from Friday will then set the line-ups for Saturday’s events, sponsored by Custom Built Products, for the remainder of the drivers who fail to finish in the top three on night one.

The drivers with the least points will begin Saturday’s program, which begins at 6 PM, in one of two E-Mains that transfer the top four to the back of those assigned to the D-Main. This process continues with each letter until the top six finishers in each B-Main fill out the field for Saturday night’s 24-car A-Main.
Good tickets remain for both days of the two-day event through a link to Ticketmaster at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and on the days of the event at the arena box office.

Adult tickets in general admission areas are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday and Children 12 to 2 are just $5 on both nights. Reserved seats for an additional fee are an option on Saturday night.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $54.99 for the weekend or $24.99 for Friday, and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

POWRi 410 BOSS and WAR Sprint Leagues 2023 Schedule Updates

Belleville, IL. (2/20/23) Persistently striving for a yearly agenda full of key events to showcase premier sprint car adrenaline rushes, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series as well as the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League have increased the seasonal schedule with multiple dates confirmed as the year approaches.

Celebrating the Independence Holiday weekend while easing the strain of long travels, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will now travel from Lee County Speedway on Friday, June 30th before going to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, July 1st. Then, the following weekend US-36 Raceway on Friday, July 7th has been paired with an appearance at Monett Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 8th.

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series 2023 Schedule Alterations:
Friday, June 30 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA | POWRi 410 BOSS
Saturday, July 1 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | POWRi 410 BOSS
Friday, July 7 | US-36 Raceway | Osborn, MO | POWRi 410 BOSS
Saturday, July 8 | Monett Motor Speedway | Monett, MO | POWRi 410 BOSS

Confirming seasonal racing dates to add to an already action-packed schedule, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will visit Moberly Motorsports Park for a two-day weekend of speed on May 12-13 at the newly reopened half-mile. For the ninth time in League history Midway Speedway, in Lebanon Missouri, welcomes POWRi WAR back on Friday, July 21st for the first time since 2018 with Lake Ozark Speedway adding a third day to the high-paying Non-Wing Nationals on Friday, September 1st.

POWRi WAR Sprint League 2023 Schedule Additions:
Friday, May 12 | Moberly Motorsports Park | Moberly, MO | POWRi WAR
Saturday, May 13 | Moberly Motorsports Park | Moberly, MO | POWRi WAR
Friday, July 21 | Midway Speedway | Lebanon, MO | POWRi WAR
Friday, September 1 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | POWRi WAR

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. Rules and guidelines are available online at http://www.powri.com/info. All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Ryan Timms Records Pair of Top-5’s at ‘King of 360’ Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Switching to a 360ci powerplant following the conclusion of All Star competition earlier last week, Ryan Timms had a strong weekend at East Bay Raceway Park that included a pair of Top-5 finishes to go along with a pair of hard charges from deep in the field.

“With it being a draw show on Thursday and Friday, I drew the front row for my heat race each night, but running second in both heats put us deep in the field for both preliminary feature events,” Ryan Timms said. “Fortunately, we raced really well both nights and that put us in good position for Saturday’s finale.”

Lining the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T up on the front row of his Thursday night heat race, Timms would settle into second when the green lights flashed as Zeb Wise got the early jump.

Needing the win to vastly improve his feature event starting position, Timms would settle for second and ultimately find himself in the seventh row for the 25-lap feature event.

Working his way into the Top-10 by the fifth lap of the ‘A’, Timms would continue to work his way forward on the ‘Clay by the Bay’. Racing into seventh on lap nine, Timms would get into sixth with just 10-laps left in the feature.

Cracking the Top-Five with six laps left in the opening night feature event, the Oklahoma City, OK youngster battled with Parker Price Miller for the fourth spot, with PPM ultimately fending him off.

Continuing to run in fifth, Timms would then feel heavy pressure from Tim Shaffer for fifth, and lost the position to the veteran for a pair of laps before making a last lap pass to secure a fifth place finish at the finish line.

Returning to action on Friday night, Timms again found himself on the pole for his heat race as he shared the front row with Terry McCarl.

With McCarl getting the jump, Timms hung in the second position for the second night in a row which also resulted in him lining up in the feature from the 14th starting position for the second consecutive night.

Nearly mirroring his performance from Thursday night, Timms again worked his way forward aboard the Premier Truck Group/WFX/IWX Motor Freight entry as he earned valuable event points which each move he made.

Getting into seventh in the closing laps, another last lap move netted him a sixth-place finish and locked him into Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win King of the 360 feature event.

Drawing the five for the feature event, Timms rolled off the starting grid from the fifth spot for the 40-lap finale on a very slick and abrasive racing surface that was on the verge of taking rubber before the race went green.

Underway, Timms was back in seventh in the early laps as passing proved to be tough with track conditions. Working his way into fifth as he took advantage of competitors missing their marks, Timms moved into fourth when the first driver blew a right rear on the 22nd lap.

Running in fourth, Timms’ fate with a blown tire came shortly after as he was the second victim as his let go on the 27th lap. Initially not making it out of the work area in time, another caution flag on the ensuing restart allowed him to make his way back on to the racing surface from the tail end of the field.

With a fresh right rear bolted on, Timms wasted no time driving around cars who were trying to nurse their tires as was back into fifth in just 10-laps. Racing his way into a third on a restart, it was deemed he made a move before the flag stand, and he was docked two positions on the next yellow.

Falling back to fifth, Timms then had two cars with a fresh tire now in front of him which sealed his fate as he capped the weekend off with a fifth-place finish.

“With the way the track was, I was really hoping we would be the first to blow a tire, because I knew ours wasn’t going to last, and if it did, there would be no way we would be very fast at the end of the race,” Timms said. “We ended up being the second car to blow a tire, and we were able to race back up to third after going to the tail. Unfortunately, I got docked for passing before the flag stand and it put two guys with fresh rubber in front of us and we were stuck in fifth, where we finished. Overall, it was a good weekend for our team, and we passed a lot of cars on some tricky track conditions. Thanks to my guys for their hard work, and all our sponsors for their support.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Timms will stick around Florida as he returns to Volusia Speedway Park with the World of Outlaws March 5th and 6th. He will also take part in the makeup feature from last weekend with the World Outlaws.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

 

 

Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports cap Florida visit with top-tens at Volusia and Bubba

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (February 20, 2023) – Like so many of the nation’s finest open wheel aces, Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports kicked-off their 2023 campaign with a trek to the Sunshine State, joining the USAC National Sprint Cars in visits to Volusia Speedway Park in De Leon Springs and Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Monday through Saturday, February 13-18.

The trip south proved to be well-worth the miles logged, as Westfall and the gang capped the four-race slate with three top-ten finishes, highlighting all of which with a seventh-place score at Bubba Raceway Park on Thursday, February 16. A heat race victory helped propel the Forest, Ohio-based non-wing program toward their final outcome, starting eighth on the A-Main grid before improving.

In addition, Westfall, pilot of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, recorded a tenth-place finish at Volusia on February 14, followed by an eighth-place finish at Bubba to end the trip on February 18. Westfall’s final night of competition was perhaps his most impressive display, kicking off all action with the fourth-fastest time during qualifying time trials, driving on to utilize a fifth-place score during his respective heat race to seal his A-Main fate.

“We were happy to be there, and we’re happy to get another season going,” Westfall, who will participate in the entire USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule in 2023, said. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for this opportunity. He’s truly the backbone of this operation and we couldn’t do any of this without him. His love for the sport is unmatched and I’m lucky to have the chance to drive his cars. We’ll head to Paragon with momentum and confidence and we’ll put them both to work.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with Paragon Speedway’s annual No Way Out 40 awarding $10,000-to-win on Saturday, March 11.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com. Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com. Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/ Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/ News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS: Top-Fives: 0 Top-Tens: 3

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

 

 

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Excitement Building For This Weekend’s Return Of East Coast Dirt Indoor Nationals In Trenton, NJ
- BELFOR Property Restoration Signs As Title Sponsor, Entry List Full -

Trenton, NJ – When fans and racers left the CURE Insurance Arena on Saturday night, February 22, 2020 following an incredeible 3rd annual East Coast Dirt Nationals they wanted more and couldn’t wait for the event to be held the following year. Unfornately, because of Covid-19 restrictions that would follow, that one year wait was postponed not once, but twice.

With the memory of Jon Keller’s advancement from 24th to first in the 2020 event still very much indrenched in their minds, fans will not have to wait any longer. The 4th BELFOR East Coast Dirt Nationals will be held this weekend, Friday and Saturday February 24th and 25th, and the response has been off the charts.

BELFOR Property Restoration has signed on to become the title sponsor of the race and the entry list is full with top drivers ready to buckle into 90 wingless 600cc Sprint racecars. BELFOR sponsorship has been provided by both the N.J. region as well as PA’s Lehigh Valley/ Allentown divisions. Jeff Horvath, who has been involved in auto racing for a long time, has spearheaded the promotion.

BELFOR is the North American leader in integrated disaster recovery and property restoration services. With more than 100 full-service offices in the U.S., they are geographically positioned to respond to almost any disaster – large or small - coast to coast. A proven track record of superior response and unmatched resources has made BELFOR the contractor of choice for damages caused by fire, water, wind or other catastrophes.

By signing on as the title sponsor of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, BELFOR has cemented itself among attendees of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series and as a supporter of racing. BELFOR has served as the presenting sponsor of the concrete series for the TQ Midgets for the past three years and has recently signed on to support the East Coast PenNy Midgets outdoor series.

A record crowd for the event is expected as well, with adult tickets in general admission areas selling for $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday and Children 12 to 2 just $5 both nights. Reserved seats for an additional fee are an option on Saturday night.

Keller, a southern New Jersey resident, is one of the 90 drivers who pre-entered before the list hit its limit. With pit area parking space in the arena now full, further entries received will be held for possible cancellation.

A 600 Sprint regular, Keller’s victory gave division regulars two wins in the first three events held. Staten Island, N.Y.’s Whitey Kidd III upset the star studded field at the first event.

Dirt Modified and indoor TQ Midget star on the concrete series, Erick Rudolph won the second annual event. Rudolph’s victory gave New York staters two wins in three races. The car he drove, however, was owned by noted PA driver/owner Tom Frascetta.

This year’s entry list includes drivers from eight different states. Keller and dirt Modified super star Billy Pauch Jr. lead a group of home-state drivers hoping to take the victory. In the 2020 event, Pauch had a real shot at the win, but came up short in the final laps. After three runnings of the race, he owns the best overal record but wants to win and take home the $5,000 first place prize and most importantly, the big trophy and check.

The Micro Sprint rich states of Pennsylvannia and Delaware will have a real shot at gaining a first win. Talented PA drivers such as Tim Buckwalter, Alex Bright and Briggs Danner are expected to be top contenders. Coming off success at this year’s Tulsa, OK Indoor Chili Bowl, Delaware’s Kyle Spencer could bring a first win, for the first state.

This weekend’s program starts on Friday with a race fan’s dream event featuring four 20 Lap Turp Coates Law of Hightstown, NJ sponsored A-Main Qualifier races. Racing begins at 7 PM with ten 12 lap heat races that set the four features that follow.

The top 60 in heat race points, finishing positions with the addition of passing points, advance to the four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers. Each winner earns $1,000. The top three in each transfer directly to Saturday night’s $5,000 to win A-Main.

Finishing positions and passing points from Friday will then set the line-ups for Saturday’s events, sponsored by Custom Built Product, for the remainder of the drivers who fail to finish in the top three on night one.

The drivers with the least points will begin Saturday’s program, which begins at 6 PM, in one of two E-Mains that transfer the top four to the back of those assigned to the D-Main. This process continues with each letter until the top six finishers in each B-Main fill-out the field for Saturday night’s 24-car A-Main.

Not only did Keller start last in the A-Main last year, he started last in the E-Main as well. While he never won, he finished in a transfer spot in the E, D, C and B to earn the last starting spot in Saturday’s A-main.

Good tickets remain for both days of the two day event through a link to ticketmaster at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and the days of the event at the arena box office.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $54.99 for the weekend or $24.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

Mallett Moving Forward After Challenging Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2023) - Jordon Mallett has flipped the page following a frustrating weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

Mallett plans to invade Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., this Friday and Saturday with the USCS Series. He was last victorious at the track in May 2021.

"We'll roll into Milton with a perspective that every night is a new night," he said. "We're ready for this weekend to start fresh again. We've won some races there and ran well. We will try to capitalize on it. You're still down here in the sand so Milton is a place that can be really good and racy or one lane. It normally does okay and we enjoy racing there."

The doubleheader will provide the next opportunity to compete on the heels of a disappointing weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, where Mallett made his debut last Thursday through Saturday.

"It was top dominant all weekend and we were so frustrated with the draw," he said. "We started on the back row of about everything. I didn't have high expectations there, but I wasn't concerned about being able to race my way in. We felt really good after Wednesday's practice. We got our baseline stuff in order."

Unfortunately, Mallett drew a high number during the pill draw each night at the tricky track. He started in the fourth row of a heat race on Thursday and Saturday and in the third row on Friday.

"This was not the weekend to be drawing bad and that was the most frustrating part," he said. "We had a really good car. I didn't have any complaints with the car. It was 100 percent about track position. You had more than 50 really good race cars in the pits and that format was luck of the draw. When you don't have luck and start on the back you're not even a field filler at that point.

"The track was phenomenal both nights during the All Star shows (earlier last week). There was a lot of frustrated people with the track last weekend. We were in a no-win situation with that track and format."

Passing was at a premium throughout the event. Mallett gained a position in a heat race on Thursday, but he finished where he started in a heat race on Friday and Saturday. He narrowly missed making the A Main through his B Main on Thursday before finishing three spots out on Friday and five out on Saturday.

"We played the cards we were dealt and that's part of racing," he said. "We're looking forward to getting back to racing this weekend at a track where we've had success."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (6).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (4).

Feb. 18 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

Porter Commercial Refrigeration, which was created in 1992 and is based in Greenbrier, Ark., provides the finest refrigeration equipment sales, quality service and installation for supermarkets, c-stores, restaurants, warehouses, processing plants and ice machines. For more information, visit http://www.PorterRefrigeration.com .

"Porter Commercial Refrigeration is a huge supporter of our team," Mallett said. "They are always stepping up to help us however they can and we really appreciate the partnership."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Accomplishes Goals During Week of USAC National Action in Florida

Inside Line Promotions – OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2023) – Joey Amantea’s first-ever week of competition in Florida was a success as he moved forward during four nights of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars competition.

Amantea made the main event each night and he gained multiple positions in every feature to finish in the top 20 during a pair of races at Volusia Speedway Park and at Bubba Raceway Park.

“My theme last week was to put myself in a hole in time trials,” he joked. “But we made every show and went forward every night so I can’t complain. We accomplished our goals.

“All of the guys who were there are at the top in the country. We were competitive, more so at Volusia. Even the guys running 15th had won USAC National shows. I was happy that we could keep up with them with us having minimal experience. To hold my own made me happy about our program.”

The action began a week ago Monday during the first of back-to-back nights at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the DIRTcar Nationals. Amantea timed in 24th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race, advanced to fifth in the B Main and gained a pair of positions in the main event to end 20th.

“Volusia was cool,” he said. “Our Monday result didn’t show our speed. We had top-10 speed. I just made rookie mistakes. We were running 14th, hopped the cushion and fell back to 20th.”

Amantea garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars on Tuesday after he qualified 24th, was seventh in a heat race, finished fifth in the B Main and rallied from 22nd to 16th in the A Main.

Bubba Raceway Park hosted the Winter Dirt Games XIV, beginning with a practice night Wednesday prior to competition on Thursday. Amantea timed in 21st quickest. He placed seventh in a heat race and fourth in the B Main before capping the night with a 17th-place outing in the feature.

Friday’s race rained out before the week wrapped up on Saturday. Amantea was 23rd quickest in qualifying. He scored a seventh-place result in a heat race and rallied to overcome an incident in the B Main to produce a fourth-place showing, earning a bid into the main event. The night ended with a charge from 21st to 18th in the A Main.

“Bubba threw me for a loop,” Amantea said. “I couldn’t figure that place out at all. It really took me until the end of the heat race on Saturday when I felt I was getting sideways enough to rotate through turns three and four.”

This weekend presents a new challenge as Amantea returns to a micro sprint on Friday and Saturday at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., during the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS –

Feb. 13 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 20 (22).

Feb. 14 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 16 (22).

Feb. 16 – Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. – Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 17 (19).

Feb. 18 – Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. – Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 18 (21).

SEASON STATS –

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

UP NEXT –

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

MEDIA LINKS –

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com.

“I’m very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team,” Amantea said. “I’m very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together.”

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Robert Ballou The Winter Dirt Games Passing Master

Dave Olson Photo

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 2023 season off in Florida over the course of the last week, Robert Ballou picked up a second-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park, and earned Winter Games Passing Master honors at Bubba Raceway Park after enduring mechanical issues on Thursday night.

“We had really good speed in Florida, and if we didn’t have a couple of mechanical issues in Ocala, FL, I think we would have had a really good weekend there,” Ballou said.

Kicking the season off at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday and Tuesday for a pair of USAC Special Events during the DIRTcar Nationals, Ballou opened 2023 up by timing the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 in 15th fastest in time trials.

Picking up the important heat race win, Ballou lined up in the seventh starting position for the first feature event of the season. On a wide and racy surface, Ballou had his elbows up on the big ½ mile as he carved his way forward and dazzled on lookers.

Carving his way into second, Ballou would chase after Jake Swanson for the top spot, but would ultimately settle for a runner up finish.

Tuesday night got off to an even better start for the Rocklin, CA runner as he timed in third quickest in qualifying time trials. Lining up sixth in his heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ continued to impress at VSP as he worked his way forward and tallied a second-place finish in his heat race, locking him into the feature event.

Lining up fourth in the feature, Ballou had high hopes for another strong run in the feature, but his pre-race adjustments didn’t play out how he had hoped. Fighting a tight racecar, Ballou slipped back inside the Top-10 as he capped the two-night stay at Volusia Speedway Park with an eighth-place finish.

Making the trip to Ocala, FL for the first points paying events of the season, Ballou would run into troubles in Hot Laps, as he made the move to a backup car just before qualifying time trials.

Able to get a lap in, Ballou found himself in a deep hole as he was officially scored 25th quick amongst the 27 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up last in his heat race, Ballou came to life as he worked his way into the fifth and final transfer position and was able to lock directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 22nd and final starting position, Ballou continued to charge just as he did in his heat race. Working his way through the field at will, Ballou get up to the ninth position during the race’s closing laps.

Continuing to battle for track position, Ballou would wind up 10th, capping off an impressive charge from 22nd.

Following a rain out on Friday, Saturday would bring the week to a close at Bubba Raceway Park and the Winter Games, as Ballou timed in 12th fastest in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the feature, Ballou rolled off the starting grid from the 13th position. Looking to make another run through the field, Ballou would have a misstep under the hood of his car on the third lap, and it would bring his night to an early end.

Though his night ended early, Ballou still did enough on Thursday night to earn the Winter Dirt Games Passing Master award for his efforts.

“It was tough to not run the feature on Saturday night after the speed we had on Thursday,” Ballou said. “I am happy with our speed, and I am excited to get going in April back in Indiana. Thank you to the guys who made the trip with me, and all of my great partners for making these trips possible.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Dan Roberts Motorsports, Dragonfly Aviation, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, CSI Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, Amsoil Inc, Murray’s Body Shop, Pacific Grass and Turf, MPHG Promotions Inc, Team Jack Foundation, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou will return to action when USAC picks back up on April 1st at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Strong Weekend for Austin Torgerson Results in Two Wins and Two Second Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Austin Torgerson put together a very impressive weekend at Adobe Mountain Speedway. Despite curfew pushing back Friday’s features until Saturday afternoon, Torgerson was unphased as he put the Rowdy Energy Non Wing car in Victory lane during both features, and tallied a pair of seconds in winged action.

Kicking the action off on Friday night in his non winged heat race, Torgerson took the green flag from the fifth starting position. From the third row, Torgerson flexed his muscle as he carved his way to the race lead and ultimately picked up the heat race win.

Lining up seventh in his Winged heat race, Torgerson had another strong Rowdy Energy entry underneath him as he again worked his way through the field quickly. Racing to a second-place finish, Torgerson was in prime position for the impending feature event.

With time becoming an issue, track staff pushed feature events to Saturday afternoon, and this didn’t faze Torgerson who continued to shine with two very strong cars underneath him.

Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in the Winged feature, Torgerson was in the third running position by just the eighth lap of the 20-lap feature event.

Working his way into the second position at the halfway point, his sole focus turned to Jett Yantis who was out front and setting a strong pace. Running through traffic, Torgerson would be unsuccessful at reeling in Yantis, but was able to fend off KJ Snow in the closing laps as he secured a second-place finish.

In Non-Winged action, Torgerson lined up in the fourth starting position, and got off to a great start when the green flag was displayed to the field. Jumping into second on the opening lap, Torgerson slid into the lead on the fourth lap and never looked back.

Breaking away from the field, Torgerson went on to pick up his first win of the season, as he celebrated then quickly turned his attention to Saturday’s regularly scheduled program.

Getting Saturday’s program underway in Winged time trials, the Medford, OR driver timed in third fastest in his qualifying group which lined him up on the front row of his heat race.

Racing to the win, Torgerson earned himself a front row starting position for the impending feature event.

Gridding the field from the third row of his Non-Winged heat based on pill draw, Torgerson put on another show as he worked his way forward. Charging to a second-place finish, Torgerson was rewarded with the pole for the Non-Winged feature event.

From his front row starting position in the Non-Winged feature, Torgerson was simply too good out front in the Rowdy Energy entry. Leading from start to finish, Torgerson was able to secure his second win of the season, and of the day, with one feature event left to run.

With the waiving of the green flag in the Winged ‘A’, Torgerson dropped back to third on the initial start, but was back into second on the eighth circuit. Just as he did earlier Saturday afternoon, Torgerson was in pursuit of Jett Yantis who was out front.

Erasing a two second lead, Torgerson closed in on Yantis in the closing laps, but Yantis was able to clear traffic a little better on this night, as Torgerson took home another second-place finish in winged competition.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be idle this weekend as his next scheduled event in March 4th back at Adobe Mountain Speedway.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

The Story Behind Kody Hartlaub’s New Number and New Adventures

Team Builds Depth On Heels of Very Productive and Consistent 2022 Season

East Berlin, PA – February 18, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

A team coming off a season as good as Kody Hartlaub Racing’s 2022 season typically wouldn’t change their program much, but the word ‘new’ is popping up a lot for the East Berlin, PA resident this offseason.

For example: New shop. New website. New number. New baby.

New Division? More on that later.

Fatherhood

That’s right. Kody Hartlaub recently became a father. The proud dad and wife Audrey have a healthy, happy new daughter. Addison Anne, who was born on January 13, 2023.

“Fatherhood is nothing like I expected but everything I expected at the same time. It’s definitely a change of pace but I love it and can’t wait to get her to the races.”, Hartlaub shared.

Addison Anne Hartlaub

New Digs!

Before the arrival of the family’s new addition, Hartlaub was busy guiding the construction of the team’s new race shop.

Hartlaub had been renting a shop with Alan Krimes for two years, but with Krimes buying a house and moving his stuff into his own shop, it was time for Hartlaub to do the same.

“I’m thankful for my parents for going ahead and building it and my sponsors Pat (Brewer Home Improvements) and Meradith (Herr Electric) for all the time and work they put in to help make the new shop possible.”, Hartlaub said.

A glimpse of Hartlaub’s new shop (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

New Number?

The most surprising new thing for most folks might be the number that adorns the wing of the Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Smith Titanium, SRR Engines, Siegel Racing, T&N Solutions, Inch & Co. Real Estate, Bigham Appraisals, Pretzel Boy, HAAS Shocks, Chop Designs, Herr Electric, Kody Hartlaub Racing machine.

In 2023 the 358ci sprint car will carry the number 95, and there’s a good reason for it.

Hartlaub’s number from his days in R/C, karting and up through the ranks was 95. When he got an opportunity to step into the 358ci sprint car division, it was in a No.11, so he rolled with it.

After taking 2019 off from racing, Hartlaub came back under the wing (pun intended) of Jim and Steve Siegel. With all the help and knowledge they passed down, Hartlaub decided racing with the familiar Steve Siegel No.2 on his wing was one of the best ways to say “Thank you”. That remained the case through the 2022 season.

In 2023, Jim Sielgel’s son, Jude, will step into the 358ci sprint car ranks. Hartlaub felt the right thing to do was give up the number so Jude could race it to keep up the family tradition.

With that, Hartlaub will return to his original No.95 where it all began.

A Look Back

2022 was a solid year for Hartlaub. His stats are well-documented. Hartlaub garnered a 2nd place finish in Lincoln Speedway’s Championship Point standings, earned the Williams Grove Speedway 358 sprint car Rookie of the Year award, finished 2nd in the 358 Summer Series points, and finished 5th in the season championship point standings at Williams Grove Speedway.

A great year, but the driven Hartlaub sees what’s missing: wins and championships. He will look to remedy that in 2023.

A Look Ahead

A goal of Hartlaub’s in 2022 was to improve the depth of his program. You win championships by being prepared; never being sidelined.

Those were the thoughts that drove Hartlaub and his team to compile depth in their parts last season, now in the off-season they have assembled two complete cars with motors, thus achieving the next goal in their building process.

“Our goals for the 358 for 2023 are to go each week and contend for wins. We won’t worry about points as much. That may mean in certain situations we take more calculated chances instead of points racing.”, Hartlaub shared.

Moving On Up!

While his will focus on his 358 schedule at Lincoln and Williams Grove, the big news is that Hartlaub will look to expand his 410 sprint car experience. The team has acquired a 410 engine and plans to compete in a handful of races, maybe 5-10 events, on off weekends for the 358 division.

Hartlaub’s expectations are not lofty. This will be about learning and building something the right way.

“My goal in the 410 is just to learn as much as possible at the select shows we choose to run. My goal every time I hit the track will be to be better than the last time.“, Hartlaub said.

New Website

As if he didn’t have enough on his plate this off-season, Hartlaub also oversaw the project of developing a new website for his team. KodyHartlaub.com is live and will serve as a great place for fans to follow his 2023 season and pick up their favorite merchandise!

Fans can also find Hartlaub on the social media outlets listed below.

All race results, press releases and other updates will be available all season long by following Addicted2DirtPR.com and their social media outlets listed below as well.

Thank You

“I want to express my sincere thanks to Jeremy Zarfos, not only for his terrific shots of our new car this year, but for all the photos he has provided in the past and for his ongoing support of our team.“, Hartlaub commented.

“I also want to say how thankful I am for Pat Brewer and Brewer Home Improvements. Pat’s continued involvement and support is immensely appreciated. I also want to thank MooseBlocks.com, SRR Engines, Smith Titanium, Siegel Racing and all our partners who have continued to support us. Please patronize those businesses and thank them for supporting racing. We are aiming to put them in victory lane in 2023.”

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Press Releases/Results: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Website: KodyHartlaub.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub

 

 

Unique format awaits Winged Sprint Car teams at Kings Speedway on March 11th

Hanford, CA…The newly rebranded Kings Speedway powered by Keller Motors will begin a fresh season on Saturday March 11th and during it, Winged Sprint Car teams and race fans will have something unique to get ready for.

The night of racing is coined as the “Dave Helm Memorial Kings Challenge” and will see both Winged 410 and Winged 360 Sprint Cars competing together, not just on the same night, but in the same race as well.

“This is an idea we came up with to add some intrigue and invite both 410s and 360s to come have some fun at Kings Speedway,” commented track Promoter Peter Murphy. “We are kind of taking a page out of Australia and New Zealand but adding our own personal twist on it. We always talk about how we’re in the entertainment business and to keep growing you have to try new things, so we’re going to give it a go for the first time on March 11th.”

As noted, regardless if a team is utilizing a 410ci or 360ci powerplant, they’ll be competing against each other all evening long on March 11th. Details on the event will be as follows.

Purse Details:

The 20-car Winged Sprint Car feature event will showcase a 25-lap contest and hand out $3,000-to-win/ $500-to-start.

The four highest finishing Winged 360s will earn bonuses of $400, $300, $200 and $100 respectively. If a 360 wins the race however, they’ll walk away with a $600 bonus for a payday of $3,600.

If a Winged 410 Sprint Car claims the main event, they’ll scoop up an $1,100 bonus, boosting their winnings to a cool $4,100.

Format:

No qualifying will be held during the night, as each driver will run a pair of heat races to gather points. Drivers will draw for starting positions in the first round of heats, which will be straight up. The second round will then be completely inverted based off starting lineups from the first set.

Rather than utilizing the standard lap count in heat races the event will take a page out of Supercross, as each heat will run for two minutes plus one lap. Yellow flag laps won’t count towards the overall time. Only green flag racing will count towards the two minutes plus one lap timeframe.

There will be no work area time during heat races.

Following the conclusion of heat races, the four highest Winged 360 Sprint Cars in points will be seeded straight up into the first two rows of the 25-lap feature.

The four highest Winged 410 Sprint Cars in points following heat races will then make up starting positions 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the feature, with the high point driver starting from position eight. Remainder of the 20-car main event will be lined up based off heat race points and B-main transfers.

More details will follow as we get closer.

Tickets:

Adult tickets at Kings Speedway powered by Keller Motors on Saturday March 11th cost $20 while seniors, students and military will be $15. Juniors 6-12 cost $5 with kids five and under free. Ticket can be purchased at the gate.

Front gate opens at 4pm, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5pm and cars on track shortly after. The pit gate will open at 1pm, with pill draw closing at 4:45. Be sure to take advantage of Pete’s Pub in the pits from 4:30pm to 5:30pm with food, drinks and driver interviews on the stage.

The passing of Dave Helm in 2007 left a void in our sport that can never be filled. Dave was a graduate of Selma High School, and a veteran of the United States NAVY. In 1989, Helm established his famous Selma Shell Racing team. The #11 was vital to the Central Valley’s reputation as a hotbed for Sprint Cars.

Some of the drivers that wheeled Helm’s ultra-fast entries included Steve Kent, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, and the late Greg Hodnett. His impeccable equipment established itself as a championship contender in California before branching out to become a respected World of Outlaws traveling team.

The Kings Speedway – Powered by Keller Motors is a 3/8-mile clay oval located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230.

More info can be found at www.racekingsspeedway.com or by visiting the track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite

 

 

POWRi National & West Midget Leagues Schedule Updates

Belleville, IL. (2/17/23) Continually bidding for a schedule full of marquee events to showcase premier open-wheel adrenaline rushes, the POWRi National Midget League as well as the POWRi West Midget League have increased the seasonal agenda with multiple dates confirmed as the year approaches.

Celebrating the Independence Holiday weekend in style, the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will link up to visit Central Missouri Speedway, in Warrensburg Missouri, for the first time in League history on Friday, June 30th before traveling to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, July 1st.

Friday, June 30 | Central Missouri Speedway | POWRi National & West Midget League

Saturday, July 1 | Lake Ozark Speedway | POWRi National & West Midget League

Expanding upon the great working relationship, the POWRi National Midget League and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series will once again join forces by batting in conjunction at Doe Run Speedway on Friday, 21st.

Friday, July 21 | Doe Run Speedway | POWRi National Midget League/Xtreme Outlaw Midgets

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Greg Wilson shakes off rust with All Stars at East Bay; Georgia Hercules appearance ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (February 16, 2023) – Despite a weather-shortened Florida campaign that ruined plans to join the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) at Southern Raceway, followed by an anticlimactic two-day visit to East Bay Raceway Park, Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson remains focused and eager for the new year, ready take on whatever sits ahead for his family-owned W20.

As mentioned, Wilson invaded Tampa, Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park for two days during the recent week, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions for their segment of East Bay’s annual Winternationals. Despite missing main event competition on each occasion, the former two-time Series champion is happy to shake loose the rust, already aiming for redemption when the Series visits Attica in early April.

“It’s good to be back in Florida. We didn’t have the results we wanted, but we were happy to be there and we enjoyed ourselves,” Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, No. W20 sprint car, said. “It feels good to shake a little rust off. We have a long season ahead and we won’t be deterred by what happened at East Bay.

“We’ll be representing Hercules Tires at an appearance in Georgia this Friday. If you’re nearby, I invite you to come out and spend the day with us,” Wilson added. “Hercules Tires is a very important piece of the Greg Wilson Racing puzzle and we’re excited to get out and meet some Hercules customers at Appling Tire in Baxley.”

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing are unsure about upcoming plans. Fans should stay alert online for updates pertaining to Wilson’s 2023 schedule.

HERCULES TIRES DEALER APPEARANCES: Friday, Feb. 17 | 11 a.m – 3 p.m. Appling Tire 1231 E. Parker Street Baxley, Georgia 31513

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their primary and secondary marketing partners including: Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, and CJMM.

Greg Wilson Racing product partners include: Kistler Racing Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson Racing Products, BRS Berryman Racing Shocks, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Smith Titanium, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Nagy Equipment Sales, Inter-state Truck Repair, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Triple XXX Race Cars, Real-Capz, KSE Race Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, TI22, King Racing Products, Sharp Advantage, Saldana Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, HRP Hepfner Racing Products, Burns Petroleum, GRC Greber Racing Components, FK Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 0 Top-tens: 0 Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked-off 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

- Looks For First Indoor Victory In Trenton, NJ On Friday, Saturday February 24 & 25 -
Billy Pauch, Jr. Has The Best Average Finish In Three Previous East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Trenton, NJ – Billy Pauch, Jr. will attempt to make his comeback in racing complete with a victory in the East Coast Dirt Nationals presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, inside the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ on February 24-25.
The ‘Dirt Nationals’ is being run for the first time in three years. Pauch is among seven drivers who qualified for each of the three previous runnings.
Pauch, of Frenchtown, NJ, has the best average finish of the drivers who qualified for all three editions. Pauch finished 19th in the 2017 event, but he’s run second (2018) and third (2020) in the past two races. His average finish is 8.00, and he’ll be looking to lower that number in the 2023 version of the $5,000 to win spectacular for 600cc Micro Sprints.
Pauch will storm into the Cure Insurance Arena as a sentimental favorite. His 2022 outdoor season was cut short when he crashed his Modified at Georgetown (DE) Speedway, suffering back injuries. On the mend since, Pauch ran in the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Racing Series Gambler’s Classic and last week ran in the Sunshine Swing at All Tech (FL) Speedway in a Dirt Modified.
Pauch noted that while his recovery has gone along well, he still has physical reminders of his accident.
“After running the Indoor TQ race, my back felt pretty good. Running the Dirt Modified at All Tech was a little tougher which surprised me a little,” Pauch said.
Pauch will need to use all of his grit and determination racing on the painstakingly constructed dirt oval built on the arena floor.
Among the seven wheel-twisters who have qualified for each of the three previous East Coast Dirt Nationals A-Mains, just one of them is a race winner in Trenton.
Morgantown, PA’s Kenny Miller III (10th, 17th, and second) and Pipersville, PA’s Brian Carber (third, seventh, and 19th) are tied for the second best average finish in the Trenton dirt shows, with an average of 9.66.
Alex Bright, Collegeville, PA, is next with an average of 10.33, based on finishes of second, ninth, and 20th. Then comes Bear, DE native Kyle Spence, who has an average of 13.00, with finishes of 18th, 14th, and seventh. Ironically, Spence, Bright, and Pauch will be teammates for this year’s running of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. Each of them will pilot a Rob Hummer owned, Rodota Trucking & Excavating micro inside the Cure Insurance Arena.
Whitey Kidd III, from Staten Island NY, is the lone winner in the group. Kidd captured the first Indoor dirt race in 2017, but has only managed finishes of 22nd and 17th since his victory.
Douglassville, PA’s Tim Buckwalter is the seventh and final driver to qualify for all three A-mains on the dirt in Trenton. Buckwalter finished fourth in the initial running of the event, but he’s been disappointed with 18th place efforts in 2018 and 2020.
Ransomville, NY’s Erick Rudolph did not enter the first Indoor Dirt Nationals in ‘17, but he won the second edition of the race in 2018 and nearly pulled off a repeat in 2020, leading late in the race only to be passed by Jon Keller, Miller, and Pauch on the final lap, leaving him fourth at the checkered.
Keller, of course, is remembered for climbing his way from the E-main all the way to the A, starting dead last in the 50 lapper and winning in dramatic fashion. While his run through the alphabet is certainly highlight reel worthy, there have been some others who made impressive runs through the last-chance races and qualified for an A-main.
In 2018, the “Straight Shooter” Scott Kreutter raced his way from the second E-Main all the way to the A, where he ran as high as sixth before some pinball action knocked him back to 12th at the finish.
That same year, New Jersey’s Bobby Butler steered his way from a D-main to the big race, where he notched an impressive sixth place effort after starting in the rear. Delaware’s Luke Thomas had a similar run in 2017, rumbling from a D-main through the alphabet to make the A, where he finished seventh.
A total of 50 drivers have qualified for at least one of the three Indoor Dirt Nationals with nine of them making the A-main starting field on two occasions.
Since seven throttle-jockeys have made all three of the A-mains, that makes just 16 chauffeurs who have recorded a starting berth in more than one of the 50 lap A-mains, the best indicator of all that the East Coast Dirt Nationals is a difficult race to qualify for, let alone win.
With the entry list for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored event now nearing 90 drivers due space limitations, a sell out on entries appears likely in the coming days.
Turp Coates Law of Hightstown, NJ has sweetened the pot for Friday night’s racing in a big way. Thanks to the law firm support, the four winning drivers of Friday night A-Qualifiers will receive $1,000, double the usual amount.
Friday night’s program will feature the field split into 10 heat races. The top 60 in points, finishing positions with the addition of passing points, advance to Friday’s four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers. The top three in each of these events transfer directly to Saturday night’s $5,000 to win A-Main.
Finishing positions and passing points from Friday will then set the line-ups for Saturday’s events for the remainder of the drivers who fail to finish in the top three on night one.
The drivers with the least points will begin Saturday’s program, sponsored by Custom Built Product, in one of two F-Mains that transfer the top four to the back of those assigned to the E-Main. This process continues with each letter until the B-Main top finishers fill-out the field for Saturday night’s A-Main.
Good tickets remain for both days of the two day event through a link to ticketmaster at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and the days of the event at the arena box office. For those searching for tickets on line directly, besure you land on ticketmaster, other outlets looking much the same offer tickets at a much higher price.

 

 

SAAYMAN TO RUN MSR FULL-TIME IN 2023

February 16, 2023 - Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro announced today yet another new full-time team that will compete with the 410-winged pavement sprint car series in 2023.

Forty-five-year-old Bapsfonntein, South African native Quintin Saayman has announced he will chase the entire MSR schedule as a full-time driver in 2023.

Saayman made his U.S.A. debut at the young age of 21 in 1999. Saayman was nothing short of impressive once he arrived in the U.S.A. during the summer of 1999. He picked up AVSS victories in Michigan at Jones, Kalamazoo, and Birch Run. In addition, he found victory lane at Owosso, Michigan during a Pennzoil Outlaw Winged Sprints event.

It would be nearly twenty-five years before he would race on U.S. soil again. He returned last season and purchased an existing BEAST chassis with the intention of competing in his first Little 500. After thrashing to get the car finished in time for qualifying, Saayman was unsuccessful at cracking the starting line-up. He would stay the rest of the summer competing exclusively in non-winged pavement sprint car events.

Saayman has returned to the U.S.A. once again in 2023, but under entirely different circumstances. Saayman has moved to Michigan with his daughter Ashley with the intentions of staying permanently. In addition, he plans to get back to his roots and compete entirely with winged asphalt sprint cars, and in particular, Must See Racing.

“I’m moving here (USA) permanently” Saayman proudly stated. “Things back home are really turning bad. I’m looking for a better quality of life and a future for my daughter.

I’ve mainly only done winged racing back home. When I came over in 1999, I had a bit of success with the AVSS series doing winged racing. I most definitely have had most of my success in winged racing. Last season was my first season I ever ran non-winged. It was fun, but different, from what I’m used to doing.

I’ve won at a few of the tracks we’re going to this year. I think I’ll just stick with a wing completely this year. It would be fun to do the Little 500. But sponsor wise, and money wise, we can’t get to it now at this stage, it’s too late. We’ll just stick with Must See this year.”

Due to his years of experience in winged racing, Saayamn is confident he’ll find success in North America in 2023.”It would be nice to get in the top three at the end of the year and get a win or more along the way. I’m looking forward to racing at Berlin again. It’s a real nice track. There are a few guys I think will help me again. George Gustafson and John Boy Hotchkiss. It will be good to get the guys back together. It will be a fun season” concluded Saayman.

With the addition of Saayman as a full-time competitor, it gives Must See Racing a true international flavor. The series already features London, Ontario, Canada driver Ryan Litt. The series can now boast claim to featuring drivers from three different countries in 2023.

For more info on MSR please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

SWANSON PICKS UP LOCAL RIDE FOR STEELE 125

February 15, 2023 - Two-time Dave Steele 125 winner Kody Swanson has announced that he will compete in this year’s event driving for iconic Florida car owner George Rudolph and his familiar purple #68. It will be the first time Swanson has ever driven a Rudolph prepared entry.

The 125-lap event will take place February 24-25 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park. Florida.

Joe Liguori originally announced he would be competing in the event for Rudolph. A late family outing forced Liguori to withdraw from the event, leaving Rudolph without a driver. With Liguori’s blessing, Rudolph promptly hired Swanson who was without a ride for the event at the time.

Swanson will find himself in unfamiliar territory at this year’s event. He will be piloting a Hurricane Chassis instead of the BEAST chassis he normally runs. In addition, the vast majority of this year’s entrants are Floridians unlike in past years.

“I’ve run a lot of pavement cars that haven’t been BEAST cars, but a lot of them have” explained Swanson. “I’m hopeful we’ll do good with this one. Guys that know their race cars like George does know what they need to make them fast. I’m excited to give it a shot”.

George Rudolph is no stranger to pavement sprint car racing. He is a two-time winning car owner of the Little 500 and a 2001 Little 500 Hall of Fame inductee. Rudolph is also a former T.B.A.R.A. championship winning ca owner. Nearly every Florida pavement sprint car driver has driven for Rudolph at one time or another.

“I’m filling in for Joe Liguori. He’s George’s driver. When he was unable to make the trip, they gave me a shot to fill in. I respect Joe a lot. George has had a long and storied career in racing and has had a lot of success in Florida and at the Little 500. It’s a neat opportunity for me to get to drive for someone like that. Hopefully we’ll have a little fun next weekend.

When asked what keeps bring back Swanson each year to the Dave Steele 125, he stated it was a culmination of things. “It’s nice to able to race pavement sprint cars in February each year. Dave was a good friend of mine, but someone I didn’t talk to super often. I always felt like we could pick up right where we left off. He was someone I certainly admired a lot. It makes it nice to honor the life of a friend by participating in the event” concluded Swanson.

The 4th annual Dave Steele 125 kicks off Friday February 24 with qualifying and qualifying races. The weekend will conclude the following evening with a 125-lap feature paying $5,000 to the winner.



4TH ANNUAL 'DAVE STEELE 125' EXPECTED ENTRIES

(As of February 15, 2023)

02 - Troy DeCaire - Tampa. FL

05 - Nik Andrade - North Port, FL

1 - Steven Hollinger - Melbourne, FL

4 - Travis Bliemeister - Venice, FL

7 - Dylan Reynolds - Leesburg, FL

14 - Davey Hamilton Jr. - Tampa, FL

18 - Shane Butler - Galveston, IN

22 - Johnny Gilbertson - Temple Terrace, FL

33 - Robert Yoho - Pinellas Park, FL

55 - Tommy Nichols - Tampa, FL

59x - John Inman - Dover, FL

61 - Colton Bettis - Lutz, FL

67 - Kyle O'Gara - Camby, IN

68 - Kody Swanson - Kingsburg, CA

83 - Bryan Riddle - Thonotosassa, FL

86 - JJ Dutton - Tampa, FL

86s - TBA

92 - Mario Clouser - Chatham, IL

93 - Dude Teate - Leesburg, FL

 

 

It’s gonna be hot on and off the track
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is heading to Heartland Raceway this Saturday
night and teams will be racing for $2K to win. After the disappointment of RD1 being washed out
recently the series will honour there sponsor and still have the dollars on offer but the mini-series
will be over 2 rounds instead of 3. “We will still pay $2K to win for this show and the Mt Gambier
show and still have $3K for the overall winner. We had committed to this and even though we lost a
show will still honour our word. Flocon have been involved with the series for a few seasons now
and we need to follow through with what we say we are going to do.” Promoter Searle tells us.
The Foster Transport owned V18 Chris Temby hurt an engine last week at Nyora but managed to
secure another engine and keep his Championship points alive. Paul ‘Cyclone’ Solomon was
dominate at Heartland a couple of weeks ago; this is one of his favourite tracks and will be looking
for another podium. Young gun D26 Todd Moule has been fast at every show and will want to
improve on his 4th place last weekend. Currently leading the Championship is Mark Caruso and the
team travels over from Adelaide in the SA33 Cool. Throw in V43 Corey Sandow, V78 Chris Campbell,
V65 Kane Newcombe, V71 Marcus Green, VA75 Donnaz, VA91 Dan Scott, VA2 BJ Harris, NT52 Jabba
Bolitho, V34 Brenten Farrer and these are just a few of the names lined up for Saturday night and it
really is anyone’s race for the taking.
It’s gonna be hot both on and off the track so make sure your there to be part of it.
Saturday February 18th – Heartland Raceway

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Garner Back-to-Back World of Outlaws Wins to Start Season

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel captured the first two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main events of the season last weekend during the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals hosted by Volusia Speedway Park.

Gravel's victories, which both came on Friday evening only a few hours apart after Thursday's opener was postponed because of rain, made him only the sixth driver to win twice on the same day and just the seventh driver to capture the first two main events of a season. It also marked three straight World of Outlaws triumphs at the track dating back to the DIRTcar Nationals finale in 2021.

"Volusia has been a good track for us," he said. "We were pretty strong every night. We were happy to unload and be in the ball game. We lacked a little qualifying speed, but we had one of the best cars in race trim."

Gravel entered the event on Tuesday when he qualified fourth quickest overall and won both a heat race and the dash to garner the pole position for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions main event.

"I felt we had a really good car early on," he said. "As the track got slicker and our fuel burned off we got out of the race track. After the A Main we knew exactly what we needed to do to be better for that night. We were overall happy with the first night and knew what to work on moving forward."

Gravel's third-place finish was his eighth straight top five at the event behind the wheel of the Big Game Motorsports sprint car.

The team returned to the half-mile track on Wednesday for another All Star race. Gravel timed in 30th quickest overall, but a rally from eighth to fifth place in a heat race locked him into the main event. He then charged from 20th to 10th to pass the second-most cars in the feature.

"The track was different this year and it was a good learning experience," he said. "We didn't qualify good and had work to do. We were able to pass cars in the heat race to get ourselves in the A Main. We knew we had to pass a lot of cars in the feature and we did that to work our way into the top 10."

The World of Outlaws season got underway in a strong way on Thursday with Gravel qualifying fourth quickest. A heat race win was followed by a run from seventh to fourth place in the dash. Gravel lined up on the outside of the second row in the main event, which was postponed until Friday as rain hit the track just as the feature was about to begin.

"Even though we drew a seven for the dash we didn't let that bother us," he said. "We passed some cars and that was huge to get to fourth. If we started seventh we weren't winning that feature. Once the feature started on Friday we got a good jump and able to get to third. (Danny) Dietrich was running low and we were good up the track. We got to second early and then as far as getting the lead we waited for traffic and I was able to get by (Anthony) Macri.

"It's hard to get these Outlaws wins. You always want to start off strong. From year to year you don't know. We have the same equipment, but things seem to change over time. We were able to have a fast race car because the guys did a good job in the offseason."

Gravel took the momentum from the feature victory into Friday's regular program as he timed in seventh quickest. He placed second in a heat race and gained a spot to end third in the dash. Gravel continued his winning ways by taking over second place near the midpoint of the 30-lap feature before he drove into the lead with nine laps remaining.

"Buddy (Kofoid) got by (Cory) Eliason in traffic and we were able to get by him after," he said. "I thought Buddy was going to win the race. A caution came out and we were able to rip the top and get around him. From there we were able to control the race. It got tricky the last couple of laps with the track changing, the fog rolling in, the curb. It was tricky. Fortunately, we were able to hang on for the win."

The event finale on Saturday showcased Gravel qualifying 13th quickest overall. A run from fourth to third place in a heat race locked him into the ninth starting spot in the A Main, which was postponed because of rain.

The team will be off for the next couple of weeks before returning to Volusia Speedway Park March 5-6 during the Lowe-E Insulation Spring Showdown, which also features the rained out feature from the DIRTcar Nationals. Gravel enters the event with a 12-point lead in the DIRTcar Nationals standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 10 (20).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (4).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: Rained Out (9).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 5-6 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the Lowe-E Insulation Spring Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Reveals New Partners as Ambitious 2023 Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions – SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 16, 2023) – Kaleb Johnson is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2023 campaign, which features a handful of new partners.

“We’re excited to add Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, Turn 2 Lodge, Heartland Properties, Hohn & Palmer LLC and The Minnesota Mafia to our team,” he said. “We’d like to welcome our new partners as well as express our gratitude toward our returning partners, who have given us great support throughout the years.”

Johnson is aiming for a schedule of approximately 60 winged sprint car races this year.

“Our schedule is being finalized and will be released soon,” he said. “I think we have around 40 410ci races. The only points racing we will be doing is in the 410 class at Huset’s Speedway.”

Johnson garnered the Rookie of the Year Award at the high-banked oval last year when he placed fifth in the championship standings thanks to six top fives and nine top 10s.

The team’s season opener is slated for April 7-8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, during the Morning Sun Farm Implement IRA 410 Clash with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series.

“We’re working hard to put our best foot forward this season and to take another step forward,” Johnson said. “Last year was a good year for us and we got a lot of 410 experience. A goal this year is to continue to improve and learn so we can develop into a contender night in and night out regardless of where we race.”

UP NEXT –

April 7-8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the Morning Sun Farm Implement IRA 410 Clash with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS –

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSORS –

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Turn 2 Lodge, Hohn & Palmer LLC, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al’s Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave’s Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Huset’s High Bank Nationals Pre-Registration Available at Huset’s Speedway Website

Inside Line Promotions – BRANDON, S.D. (Feb. 16, 2023) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season recently got underway in Florida with Huset’s Speedway sponsored driver David Gravel winning each of the first two main events.

Meanwhile, preparations are on-going in South Dakota for one of the premier sprint car events in the history of the sport. Huset’s Speedway hosts the 2nd annual Huset’s High Bank Nationals June 21-24. The World of Outlaws spectacle is paying a $750,000 purse with the event finale divvying out a record $250,000 to win.

A trio of $20,000-to-win preliminary nights offer $10,000 for second, $6,000 for third, $5,500 for fourth, $5,000 for fifth and $1,200 to start. That will set the stage for the unprecedented payout during the finale, which is $50,000 for second, $25,000 for third, $15,000 for fourth, $10,000 for fifth and $5,000 to start.

A $500 entry fee is due for competitors. If paid by June 1, 2023, the entry fee is completely refundable upon arrival at the track for the Huset’s High Bank Nationals. A $500 entry fee will be due at the track for any team that competes without pre-registering.

Teams can pre-register at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

Ryan Timms 6th To Close 410ci Portion of Florida Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 410ci season off in a big way over the last week in Florida, Ryan Timms saved his best for last as he picked up a sixth-place finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park.

“Volusia was tough,” Ryan Timms said. “After the speed we had in our 360ci, I was confident I could put together a solid week there, but I was wrong right off the bat. We struggled the first few nights, and I did get more comfortable each time we hit the track. It is a tricky place that I need more laps at for sure.”

Spending the first two nights of the week competing under All Star Circuit of Champions sanction, Timms opened the trip up by timing the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T entry in eighth fastest in his group.

Lining up eighth in his heat, the Oklahoma City, OK native would finish eighth before going from ninth to sixth in the semi.

A little dejected, Wednesday night got off to a better start for the 16-year-old driver has he timed in sixth quickest in his group and then went on to finish sixth in his heat race.

Mired in the ‘B’, Timms would make a couple of nice moves around the ½ mile oval and work his way into the fourth and final transfer position into the feature event.

Locking into the ‘A’, Timms would start shotgun on the field as he rolled off the starting grid from the 24th starting position. Logging more laps on the lightning fast ½ mile, Timms picked up a handful of track position over the course of the feature event as he finished his night by coming home 19th.

Thursday night changed gears as it marked the season opener for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, which brought in a bit of a different format.

Timing the WFX/Premier Truck Group/IWX machine in 11th fastest overall in time trials, Timms put himself in the second row of his heat race. Getting stuck on the high side when the race came to life, Timms was quickly shuffled back to sixth where he finished, before an 11th place finish in the semi ended his night.

Friday night’s action saw Timms go out late in qualifying and time in 12th fastest in qualifications before going from fourth the third in his heat race which locked him into his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature event of the 2023 season.

Taking the green flag from the 16th starting position, the youngster had a great night underway, and he was working his way towards the Top-10. Running in the 11th position, contact ensued which resulted in Timms spinning down the front straightway, putting him to the tail end of the field as he ultimately finished in 18th.

Saturday night was a race against the weather, and things got off to a rocky start for Timms as he ended up 33rd fastest in time trials before working his way forward from ninth to a seventh-place finish in his heat.

Forced into the ‘B’, Timms would not be denied a trip to the feature event as he battled hard from his sixth place starting spot and secured the fourth and final transfer position into the feature event, only to see rain delay the running of the ‘A’ until March 5th.

Escaping Volusia County, Timms and company made the trip to Tampa Bay, FL with the All Star Circuit of Champions as he competed at Easy Bay Raceway Park on Monday and Tuesday night to close out the 410ci portion of his Florida Speedweek.

Getting off to a quick start on the 1/3 mile bullring, Timms timed his fifth fastest overall and second quickest in his time trial group which ultimately put him on the front row of his heat race.

Settling into second as the field raced into turns one and two, Timms would keep his position and lock into the feature event as he solidified the ninth starting spot for the 30-affair.

Kicking things off in the Top-10, Timms would slowly slip back as he continued to search around the East Bay Raceway Park. When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Timms ended up 15th, as he looked forward to one final night of All Star Competition on Tuesday night.

After having a strong start to his Monday night and fading in the feature, Tuesday night got off to the opposite start as Timms got off to a slower start as he timed in 22nd fastest overall and sixth quickest in his group.

Making some adjustments before his heat, Timms had his elbows up and make headway from the middle of the field as he carved is way to a third-place finish and transferred directly into the feature event.

Though he took the green flag from the 14th starting position, Timms would not be back there for long as the youngster came to life and put on a show. On a very racy surface, Timms saved his best 410ci performance for the final night as he passed cars at will and worked into the Top-10 on the just past the race’s halfway point.

Taking over the ninth position on the 25th lap, Timms worked into seventh on lap 26th, before taking over the sixth position, where he finished, on the 28th lap.

“East Bay got off to a really good start for us on Monday, but in the feature, I made some mistakes early, and we also learned of some stuff on our car we could have done a little differently,” Timms explained. “Tuesday was the exactly opposite, and I figured some things out in the seat, and we had a really good run. I am always happy when I can learn things behind the wheel, and when we learn things about a car. So we will take this, and hopefully have a good run in the 360 back at East Bay this weekend.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Timms returns to action this Thursday-Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park for the ‘King of the 360’ Ronald Lainey Memorial.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

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Bay Cities Racing Association gearing up for a plentiful year across multiple divisions

By Gary Thomas

Livermore, CA…The Bay Cities Racing Association will celebrate its 84th season of competition with an exciting year ahead that will be jam-packed full of racing for the Lightning Sprints, Midgets and Vintage Midget divisions respectively across California.

“We are happy with how the schedule came out for the Bay Cities Racing Association this year,” stated BCRA President Greg Dennett. “We have put together 17 point races for the Lightning Sprints, along with returning to the Hangtown 100 in November at Placerville. We’re excited to debut the new Triple Crown Series for the Midget class at Antioch Speedway. Once again, the Vintage Division remains an important part of BCRA as well.”

The BCRA Lightning Sprints kick-off the season at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway during the revived “Mini Gold Cup” alongside the NARC 410 Sprint Cars on Saturday March 18th. The event had been a mainstay in the Golden State but hasn’t been held since 2017.

The first of eight appearances at Placerville Speedway will then take place on March 25th, when the Lightning Sprints compete alongside the SCCT 360 Sprint Cars during the “Spring Fever Frenzy.” Five nights of racing on the red clay will offer full points, while the three-night “Hangtown 100” in November has the designation as a non-point event once again. Out of the eight nights, six will be contested without the Wings.

The always exciting Merced Speedway plays host to Wingless events on July 22nd and the ninth annual “Wayne Albright Memorial” on October 7th. The Lightning Sprint division also returns to Marysville Raceway for a pair of races, with those occurring on May 13th and October 28th, which will be championship night during the annual “Sprint Spooktacular.”

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds located Antioch Speedway is back on the schedule for two shows. Saturday June 24th marks round one of the Wingless Nationals, before the Lightning Sprints return with the Wings on September 23rd.

The BCRA Lightning Sprints will also battle the So-Cal based California Lightning Sprints on two occasions at Bakersfield Speedway, taking place on June 3rd and September 9th. An exciting addition to the slate this year will happen on Saturday August 19th, when the Lightning Sprints tackle Ocean Speedway for a Civil War show with CLS during the 63rd “Johnny Key Classic.”

Something new to add intrigue to the BCRA Midget division will be the brand new Triple Crown Series that will take place at Antioch Speedway. The dates for the Triple Crown are April 8th, August 26th and September 23rd. The Antioch bullring has played an important part in BCRA history and a new chapter will be written in 2023, as the association attempts to grow the Midget class once again in Nor-Cal.

The BCRA Vintage Midgets will see a total of 11 events this coming season. The pristine and historic machines will venture to tracks such as Antioch Speedway, Madera Speedway and Ukiah Speedway in 2023. The annual BCRA Reunion/ Picnic will also occur at the Petaluma Speedway on October 14th.

The Bay Cities Racing Association would like to thank Eslinger Engineering, Moto Wear, Hot Head Water Heaters, Extreme Mufflers, CSI Shocks, Hoosier Tires and West Evans Performance for their support this season.

For more info on BCRA please visit our official website at https://www.bcraracing.com/ and be sure to like the association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BayCitiesRacingAssociation

 

 

Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports shake down in Florida; Pennsylvania visit in the works

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (February 15, 2023) – Despite the stereotypical uncertainties that can accompany any new driver and team combination, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports made the best of their 2023 debut, making the tow to sunny northern Florida to join the All Star Circuit of Champions in a four-race swing at Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park. Even though each of the events held an official All Star sanction, the programs carried no weight in terms of Series points giving teams like Thiel and Premier a chance to test the waters and prepare for the coming year.

Although ultimately short of cracking the top ten, Thiel and Premier Motorsports eventually found some rhythm and highlighted their Sunshine State visit with a 12th-place score at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday, February 13. The result in itself is deceiving, as Thiel was involved in an A-Main caution forcing the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native to restart at the tail of the field; he would charge through back to 12th.

In Tuesday’s All Star East Bay finale, Thiel was on a path toward even more success, driving on to qualify for the evening’s dash before starting eighth on the A-Main grid. Unfortunately, a missed set-up forced some mishandling, and an eventual early retirement.

“Kind of a rollercoaster trip for this Premier Motorsports team. Overall, we had some bad luck in our Volusia visit, but we were able to rebound and put together a solid night at East Bay on Monday. I was really happy with how the car felt. This gives us a lot of confidence going forward and the capability to perform within the top five,” Scotty Thiel, ace of the Premier Pallets, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, No. 70 sprint car, said. “Hats off to Pete Grove and his entire team. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to compete in their cars. This entire deal came together so quickly. We still have a lot to learn about each other. The comfort level will grow as we race more and more.”

ON DECK: Tentatively, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11. The All Star Circuit of Champions will not resume action until Attica Raceway Park’s signature Core & Main Spring Nationals in early April.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their partners: Premier Pallets, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, Keizer Wheels.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2023 STATS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 0 Top-Tens: 0

2023 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Opened new year with All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park – highlighted trip with 12th-place score at East Bay on Monday, February 13.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(Perris, CA, February 14, 2022) Advance tickets for all 23 racing events on the 2023 Perris Auto Speedway schedule are available now. The 27th season of action at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will kick off when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction on Saturday, March 11th. The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will make the first of its eight appearances on its home track at the annual “Sokola Shootout” on March 18th and the first PASSCAR/IMCA show will take place on April 8th.

For fans who wish to order advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Breaking down the exciting schedule, there will be eight USAC/CRA Sprint Car nights, eight Night of Destruction programs presented by LKQ Pick Your Part and seven PASSCAR IMCA shows.

The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints will be on hand at each USAC/CRA show. The POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints will join the USAC program four times. The PASSCAR Super Stocks and Street Stocks will team up with the open wheel set two times each and the PASSCAR American Factory Stocks will partner up with the sprinters one time. Members of the WRA will be on hand to display their gorgeous, vintage racecars at the August 19th USAC/CRA show.

The sprint car specials will include the “Sokola Shootout,” the May 27th “Salute to Indy,” the June 10th “Bubby Jones/Ray Sheetz Memorial,” September 23 “Glenn Howard Classic” and a 40-lap finale to end the season on November 11th.

Each Night of Destruction will feature Demo Cross, Figure 8, Mini Stocks, and the crowd’s favorite Double Deckers. In addition, the track has added Mini Stock Figure 8 races to all Nights of Destruction in 2023.

For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

March 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

March 18th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks And

Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

April 8th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks,

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

April 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns

Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprints Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

April 22nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

April 29th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

LYLE DEVORE NAMED 47TH AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR AT 50TH ANNUAL RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOPS AT THE SHORES RESORT & SPA

- Nadine Strauss Awarded First “Jody Deery Award” – Rex LeJuene; Brad Whitfield; Cole Queensland; John McCoy and Scott Trip all named Regional Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award Winners; 50th Annual Spring Sizzler named RPM Outstanding Event of the Year –

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 14, 2023) – Lyle DeVore of Malta, N.Y., who promotes Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., was introduced as the 47th annual Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year this afternoon at the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops presented at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, representing Region One,as part of the Eastern Region of RPM balloting.

“This has been a long journey,” stated DeVore, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2022. “This award isn’t just about me, it’s about my family, my friends, our employees and racers, everyone who has stood behind me. This is an incredible milestone in my career and I am grateful for this opportunity. It is humbling and one of the greatest honors you can ever receive in our sport. I’m proud that my family is here with me. We all work extremely hard and to be recognized like this. Racing has been our lives and the track an extension of our family. We have poured our heart and soul into it, we hope to carry on the tradition for many years to come.”

DeVore took over the promotional duties at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in 2012 and dedicated himself to building one of the top programs in his region. The track boasts an incredible weekly car count, with many weeks exceeding 140 cars in the pit area. Following the 2020 season, DeVore was named “The Pandemic” Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year after averaging nearly 150 cars per night while operating with no fans in the grandstands.

DeVore received a watch from Speedway Motorsports, a trophy and a custom diecast recognizing his accomplishments as part of the “Final Lap” session presented by MyRacePass with his peers present.

Nadine Strauss of Lakeport, California, was announced as the first ever recipient the Jody Deery Award. The Jody Deery Award named after the late promoter of Rockford (Ill.) Speedway will now become an annual award as part of the RPM@Daytona Workshops. Strauss, a former Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year still promotes the North State Modified Series with her husband Bob.

Region Two, Southeast Region; Scott Trippl from Lake View (S.C.) Speedway; Region Three; Rex LeJuene from Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park: Region Four, Northern Region; Cole Queensland from Deer Creek (Minn.) Speedway: Region Five, Midwest / Great Plains Region; John McCoy from Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway: Region Six; Southwest and Western Region; Brad Whitfield from Cocopah and Central Arizona Speedway’s, were all honored as regional award winners respectively. Features regarding these winners may be found in upcoming RPM Newsletters at www.promoetersnewsletter.com

The 50th Annual Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn., promoted by the Arute Family was presented the RPM Outstanding Event of the Year.

The 50th Annual RPM@Daytona stands as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, TicketSpice, Event Sprout, Lucas Oil Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com.

 

 

Trophy Cup To Pay Record Purse

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…This coming October when the Abreu Vineyards 29th Annual Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing takes place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, a record purse will be paid over the three-day event.

The record setting payout will be approximately $225,000, an increase of $25,000 over last year’s total.

The additional money will be put into the B main and A main on Saturday.

The B main will receive a significant boost as it will be an $11,350 total payout compared to last year’s $4,475. The Saturday B main will pay $1000 for fifth and $500 to start, a large increase over the prior purse. The top four in the Saturday B main are rewarded with a starting spot in the 50-lap finale, and will be part of the new guarantee payout for the Saturday A main.

The 24 drivers that comprise the Saturday A main field will be guaranteed $6000 in earnings for the three days combined. This is a $1000 increase over the previous payout. The purse adds money as needed to any driver whose total earnings do not reach the $6000 guarantee.

The 2023 Trophy Cup champion will earn $29,000 in total earnings since it will be the 29th year of the event.

One part of the event that won’t change is the support to Make-A-Wish Foundation. All entry fees along with money raised in a variety of activities will be donated to the Foundation as has been the case for many years. The current total raised by the Trophy Cup for Make-A-Wish is $2,675,000.

Entry forms will be mailed to teams that raced last year in April with a maximum of 120 entries being accepted.

 

 

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION MEETINGS SET FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (February 13, 2023) – Ohsweken Speedway officials will be holding pre-season information and registration meetings on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the Glenn Styres Racing shop located at 2159 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this pre-season information session for weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions.

There will also be an important session for Thursday Night Micro Sprint teams. Officials will be presenting some new rules and procedures for the Thursday Night program.

Grandstand Season Passes and Pit Registrations for the 2023 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase.

Payments can be made via cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card.

Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: https://ohswekenspeedway.ca/membership-forms/ (found on the Ohsweken Speedway website under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

LOCATION: Glenn Styres Racing 2159 Fourth Line Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0

DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2023

TIMES: 12:00pm to 4:00pm – Registration for all Ohsweken race teams 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Micro Sprints Meeting 2:00pm to 3:00pm – 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars Meeting 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Mini Stocks & Thunder Stocks Meeting

The meetings will be carried as Live Infocasts on www.GForceTV.net and the Ohsweken Speedway Facebook page for those that cannot attend in person.

Ohsweken Speedway Media Website: www.ohswekenspeedway.ca Facebook: OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: @ohswekenspeedway YouTube: GForceTV


 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. OPENS BUSY 2023 SEASON MONDAY AT FLORIDA’S VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK

(Chino, CA, February 12, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will open the most ambitious season in his burgeoning sprint car career when he contests the USAC National Sprint Car Series race at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park on Monday, February 13. It will be the first of five races in six nights in the “Sunshine State” and the first of 23 USAC National races on Tafoya’s schedule.

Tafoya and his team headed to Florida last week and have been enjoying the sites before getting down to business on Monday. Included have been visits to the beach, Daytona International Speedway, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race, a round of golf, Disneyworld, and Supercross. The sites will be in the team’s rearview mirror on Monday and the focus will be on racing for six straight nights.

The Chino Hills, California racer and 2019 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, will set his first wheel to a Florida track at Volusia for the “Federated Dirt Car Nationals” on Monday. Joining Tafoya and the other open-wheel stars at the doubleheader will be the Dirt Car Late Models. Opening night at Volusia will feature a 25-lap, $5,000.00-to-win main event. Twenty-four hours later, the 54-year-old high-speed half-mile dirt oval will host the same two classes and the sprint cars will be racing for some extra incentives. The drivers will duke it out for five more laps and the $10,000.00 winner’s share of the purse.

After his first racing experience at Volusia, 25-year-old Tafoya, and his team will journey 53 miles east to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns champion will get his first sample of the 3/8 of a mile semi-banked clay oval at a practice session on Wednesday night, the 15th. He will then race on the 16th, 17th, and 18th in “Winter Dirt Games XIV.” The first two nights will feature 30-lap main events paying $5,000.00 to win at Bubba’s. Saturday’s finale will see an additional five laps and an extra $5,000.00 poured into the winner’s check making it worth $10,000.00.

The 23 national series races currently on Tafoya’s schedule will be at 13 different tracks. In addition to Volusia and Bubba’s, other tracks he will be competing on for the first time include Texas venues Rocket Raceway Park, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He will also debut at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, Circle City Speedway in Indianapolis, and Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He will race in Indiana on the more familiar Gas City I69, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Lincoln Park, and Tri-State Speedways.

“I do not want to plateau yet,” Tafoya said last month when asked why he wanted to race so much in the national series. “I feel like I still have a lot to learn and I want to learn it quickly. I think going and running with the national guys, by the time I come back here it will put me in a lot better position. I just really want to win races. Really want to learn and to get faster. I want to up my experience in a quicker amount of time.”

In between the trips back and forth to the Midwest, Tafoya plans to get some races in on the West Coast. After the journey to Florida, Tafoya will be returning to Southern California. His first date in his home state should be the March 18th “Sokola Shootout” for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on his old stomping grounds, Perris Auto Speedway.

For fans who are not headed to see “Mr. Smooth” in action in Florida, all five races will be streamed live online via pay-per-view. The Volusia events will be available on DirtVision at https://www.dirtvision.com/. All three of the competitions at Bubba Raceway Park will be streamed on Flo Racing at https://www.floracing.com/.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the 2023 campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the highly visible team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 TBA

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

Zearfoss finds high notes in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; Set to return to Florida March 5-6
ByTyler Altmeyer
Feb 13, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 11th | 248 points

JONESTOWN, Pa. (February 13, 2023) – Year three with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series activated in a competitive manner for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, ultimately capping Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals by finishing 12th and 14th, respectively, and earning a Hard Charging performance in the process. The World of Outlaws portion of the DIRTcar Nationals was scheduled to feature three days of action, but Saturday’s main event was eventually postponed as a result of Mother Nature; it will be contested in the Outlaws’ March return.

Zearfoss, driver of his own Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, earned his Hard Charging performance in Thursday’s World of Outlaws opener (actually contested late Friday afternoon, also as the result of Mother Nature), blasting ahead from 19th to finish 12th.

Although not earning another Hard Charger Award for his efforts, Zearfoss’ 14th-place score was also the result of a massive move through the field, navigating ahead from 26th on the grid.

Just prior to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener, Zearfoss joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for their portion of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, finishing 12th and seventh, respectively.

“Hats off to this team for being ready for Florida. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to compete in Australia this off-season, so I wasn’t around for much of December and January. It didn’t matter…the guys were ready and we were able to knock out some highlights right away. That’s a great feeling,” Zearfoss said. “We learned some things at Volusia and we’ll put them to good use when we return in early March.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in the Sunshine State, resetting the compass for Volusia Speedway Park in De Leon Springs, Florida, for the Spring Showdown on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8.


 


Dietrich highlights Florida visit with WoO podium run; Lincoln’s Icebreaker on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Feb 13, 2023

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 13, 2023) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich made his annual February pilgrimage to the Sunshine State during the recent week, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals February 7-11.

Although ultimately losing Saturday’s main event to a pesty Mother Nature, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native made the best of his venture south and padded the trip with a podium score against the Outlaws; finishing third in Series’ season opening program Thursday (contested late Friday afternoon, also as the result of Mother Nature). The 2022 Williams Grove Speedway champion started from the front row, earning his position by way of runner-up result in his respective heat race, followed by a runner-up result in the evening’s dash.

Despite not repeating his podium success, other Volusia results for Dietrich include an 18th-place run against the All Star Circuit of Champions to open the DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday, February 7, followed by a 15th-place outcome against the Greatest Show On Dirt in Friday’s regularly scheduled program.

“We worked hard all week to get the car where we needed it to be…a lot of trial and error, but a great way to learn some things before the Pennsylvania season gets going later this month,”Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Hats off to my guys. It can be a long week especially if things aren’t going how we want them to. Regardless, we made the best of the trip and enjoyed ourselves.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker – Pennsylvania’s sprint car lid lifter – set for Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26. Each program will award $5,000 top prizes.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Racing Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 1
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

DIRTVision Adds Land of Legends Raceway to Lineup of Weekly Racing

CANANDAIGUA, NY – DIRTVision’s extensive lineup of premier tracks is adding one of New York’s finest in 2023 with Land of Legends Raceway joining the catalog.

The Canandaigua, NY track’s weekly racing will be broadcast live on DIRTVision – and simulcast on Land of Legends Raceway TV – starting with its season-opener in April, highlighted by DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds.

“We’re excited to grow DIRTVision’s footprint in the Northeast, giving fans another avenue to see their favorite regional divisions when they can’t make it to the track and showcase them to fans around the world,” said Jim Chiappelli, DIRTVision general manager.

Land of Legends has already had a strong presence on DIRTVision with its fan favorite Super DIRTcar Series events. They’ll return in 2023 with the Stars and Stripes event on July 3 and the SummerFAST finale on Aug. 16.

The longtime DIRTcar member track will celebrate its 70th anniversary this season with special paying Big Block Modified events on April 22, June 3 and Sept. 2. Along with the Super DIRTcar Series events, fans can watch several of the Series stars like Matt Sheppard, Peter Britten, Erick Rudolph and Tim Fuller compete against track veterans Alan Johnson, Danny Johnson and defending track champion Justin Haers.

“Our goal with Land of Legends TV from the start was to take our Saturday night stars and their sponsors and make them household names all over the country,” said Land of Legends Raceway promoter Paul Cole.

“Teaming up with DIRTVision only strengthens that commitment and will bring our exciting show to viewers all over the world. We feel DIRTVision subscribers will love what we bring to the table.”

In addition to Big Block Modifieds, weekly racing at Land of Legends also features the toughest weekly field of DIRTcar Sportsman, 305 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks.

The full schedule of events can be found HERE.

To watch every racing live from Land of Legends Raceway, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS with DIRTVision and experience every event either online or through the DIRTVision App. Land of Legends Raceway will simulcast weekly racing on LandofLegendsTV.com.

Land of Legends Raceway joins DIRTVision’s growing list of premier tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway, Millbridge Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park. Fans with a FAST PASS subscription can also access every race for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota and DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

 

 

Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports battle through Volusia’s WoO season opener; Florida revisit ahead

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 19th | 203 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (February 13, 2023) - As Series tradition has it, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series sophomore and Lebanon, Indiana, native, Spencer Bayston, kicked-off his 2023 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt in a three-race turned two-race DIRTcar Nationals campaign at Volusia Speedway Park. Although Volusia ultimately lost Saturday’s dash and feature to Mother Nature, which will be contested when the Outlaws return to Volusia in early March, Bayston put his team to work and qualified for each of the Outlaw main events conducted, finishing 16th and 19th, respectively.

Prior to the Outlaws’ season opener, Bayston and his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, No. 5 sprint car joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for their portion of the DIRTcar Nationals on February 7-8, cashing in for a pair of top-ten finishes including a fourth-place score to open action on Tuesday. The 2022 World of Outlaws Rookie of Year finished eighth the following evening.

Bayston will start in the rescheduled DIRTcar Nationals dash and A-Main.

“In all, we’re happy to get the new season underway, although I don’t think our results match the effort we put out. We have two, young crew members that have a lot of energy and ambition to succeed in this sport and I’m excited to watch them develop. We were working around a couple of hiccups that prevented us from having speed on Friday night…a few changes and we were right back on track prior to the rain Saturday. We’ll get our chance at some Volusia redemption in a few weeks,” Bayston said. “I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work and support. We have a long road ahead…plenty of time to find our stride and hunt for the top of the standings. I know we have the potential to do so.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in the Sunshine State, resetting the compass for Volusia Speedway Park in De Leon Springs, Florida, for the Spring Showdown on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Donny Schatz highlights DIRTcar Nationals campaign with All Star podium

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 17th | 232 points

Dates: Tuesday through Saturday, March 7th-11th Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series & All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Florida) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Tuesday: Did Not Start A-Main Wednesday: All Stars | 2nd (3rd) Thursday: WoO | 14th (17th) Friday: WoO | 20th (15th) Saturday: WoO | Postponed

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 13, 2023) - It was an up and down week for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing hot rod, but despite some minor hiccups and distractions, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion performed at a high level and ultimately highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals with a podium run against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday, February 8.

A near victory in his podium pursuit, Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, found himself in a battle for the lead with Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo on lap 20. Unfortunately, early-race nose wing damage ultimately created havoc for the former All Star Volusia winner; it flipped over completely just as Schatz dived into turn one on lap 21.

Needless to say, Macedo would secure the top spot, forcing Schatz back to second.

“Just the way it goes sometimes…it is what it is,” Schatz said on Wednesday, referring to frustration created after early race contact damaged his nose wing. “It didn’t hurt me too bad until it flipped over completely. The wing post eventually gave out. Hats off to this Tony Stewart Racing/Advance Auto Parts team. They put it all together here tonight.”

In addition to his podium performance, Schatz recorded 14th and 20th-place performances against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in its season opening programs on Thursday and Friday, February 9-10. Saturday’s DIRTcar Nationals finale dash and feature were ultimately moved to early March for when the Series returns, Mother Nature being the culprit.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in the Sunshine State, resetting the compass for Volusia Speedway Park in De Leon Springs, Florida, for the Spring Showdown on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: Races: 2 Wins: 0 Top-5s: 0 Top-10s: 0

 

 

Brian Brown activates 2023 campaign with Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (February 13, 2023) - As so many of the nation’s top open wheel competitors do, “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing activated their 2023 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals.

Despite the fifth and final day ultimately losing a battle to Mother Nature, which will be contested when the Outlaws return to Volusia in early March, Brown made the best of his week-long venture and highlighted the four contested features with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. The Higginsville, Missouri, native, who headquarters his familiar ‘21’ in nearby Grain Valley, went on to qualify for each of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series programs that followed, finishing 17th and 22nd, respectively.

Brown was scheduled to start in Saturday’s DIRTcar Nationals finale dash and A-Main, but as mentioned, weather cut the event short.

“It was great to get the 2023 season started at Volusia. It seemed like every night we had great car speed, we just weren’t able to package it all and put a whole night together…just missing a little bit in the features,” Brian Brown, ace of the Casey’s/FVP No. 21, said. “On the final night, we were definitely hitting on all eight cylinders with a great qualifying effort and heat race win, but Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the party. We’ll get a chance to pick up where we left off in a few weeks.

“I’m just so proud of our team and how well we all worked together,” Brown added. “Thanks to Chad Morgan, Justin Lawer, my dad Robert, and Lath Hicks for busting their butts in such a demanding week.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in the Sunshine State, resetting the compass for Volusia Speedway Park in De Leon Springs, Florida, for the Spring Showdown on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 0
Top-tens: 0
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8.

ABOUT CASEY’S:
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.

ABOUT FVP:
FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

ABOUT BRIAN BROWN RACING:
Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed 192 total feature victories, as well as six track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.brianbrownracing.com.

 

 

Mallett Eager to Make Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s Debut

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2023) - Jordon Mallett is tackling the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s for the first time in his career this weekend.

The 360ci winged sprint car event runs Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park, where Mallett will make his first laps during a practice night on Wednesday.

"The event has never been in a good spot as far as our schedule lining up," he said. "I've wanted to come down here, but it always was going to work out to be a one-weekend thing. It worked out this time where we could come down here for several weekends.

"During Wednesday's practice we'll get some laps in and some of the baseline stuff out of the way so when we roll out of the box on Thursday we'll be ready. Then we'll get dialed in and the rest will come down to the racing part."

The event annually draws 50-plus sprint car drivers, including some of the elite veterans of the sport.

"I need to come into it with a good mindset," Mallett said. "I feel if we can show up and things go routine we'll be fine. Being at a new place hasn't been a worry to me. I don't mind new places because it gives me less of a chance to go through the notebook and overthink. Sometimes that puts you in the wrong spot figuring you know what to expect. I have no notes and no expectations so I'll play the cards I'm dealt each night.

"My realistic goal is to put it in the show and run well, but I really want to run inside the top 10 all weekend. I feel we're a top-10 car. We just need the cards to fall our way. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. We'll put our best foot forward and hope we catch a little luck along the way."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ­­­- Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Water for Christ, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Tallies Top-5 at Central Arizona Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after getting collected in an early accident, Austin Torgerson was back in action and had a much better night as he scored a fourth-place finish in the Rowdy Energy No. 02 entry at Central Arizona Raceway.

Continuing to pilot the Rowdy Energy backed entry for the month of February, the 19-year-old Medford, OR native got Saturday night underway by drawing the second row of his heat race.

Officially taking the green flag from the fourth starting position, Austin Torgerson would pick up a very important position as he worked into third by the end of the eight-lap shootout.

By way of this third-place finish, Torgerson was securely in the 20-lap feature event and he ultimately took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

When the race came to life, Torgerson ran in seventh for the first pair of laps before he raced into sixth on the third stanza. Using a lap five restart to his advantage, Torgerson raced into fifth where he settled in for the next five circuits.

Running solidly inside the Top-Five, Torgerson continued to search around the speedway in his Rowdy Energy backed entry as he moved into fourth at the halfway point of the feature event.

Taking over fourth, Torgerson then began to pressure Drake Edwards for the final spot on the podium. Doing all he could to get into third, Torgerson simply was unable to find the opening he needed as he took the checkered flag with his first Top-5 of the young 2023 season by way of his fourth-place finish.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be back in the Rowdy Energy No. 02 this Friday and Saturday at Adobe Mountain Speedway.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

Twenty-Nine Date Season Selected for POWRi 410 Wing Sprint Schedule

Belleville, IL. (1/9/2023) Thirty POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series events will span the 2023 racing season schedule for the second year of the emerging series with visits to fourteen various venues in six separate states.

Highlighting the sophomore year of series competition, the POWRi 410 Wing Sprints will see early seasonal visits to Paducah International Raceway on April 21st followed by Benton Raceway Park on April 22nd, as Tulsa Speedway prepares for the Dirt-Down in T-Town on June 9-10.

Returning to Lee County Speedway on May 19th and June 30th, the POWRi 410 Bandits will venture to new running grounds in 2023 with appearances at I-70 Motorsports Park for the POWRi Double on June 16th, Monett Motor Speedway set for July 1st and US36 Raceway on July 7th.

Debuting the series at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, August 19th will pair the POWRi 410 Sprints with the headlining of the historic Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 20th.

Basing the POWRi BOSS home track of operations at Lake Ozark Speedway, the series will witness six events at “The Lake” spanning the 2023 season finalizing with the two-day Fall Nationals on September 2-3.

Finalizing the yearly quest for a championship the POWRi 410s will end the season deep in the heart of Texas for the Pan Handle 410 Nationals at Monarch Motor Speedway on November 10-11.

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series 2023 Schedule:
4/21/2023 | Paducah International Raceway | Paducah, KY | Season Opener
4/22/2023 | Benton Raceway Park | Benton, MO
5/19/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA
5/20/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
6/9/2023 | Tulsa Speedway | Tulsa, OK | Dirt Down in T-Town
6/10/2023 | Tulsa Speedway | Tulsa, OK | Dirt Down in T-Town
6/16/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | POWRi Double
6/17/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
6/30/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA
6/30/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA
7/1/2023 | Monett Raceway | Monett, MO
7/7/2023 | US36 Raceway | Osborn, MO
7/8/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
7/27/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | All-Star Circuit of Champions
7/28/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | All-Star Circuit of Champions
*8/4/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
*8/5/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
8/19/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO
8/20/2023 | Missouri State Fair Speedway | Sedalia, MO
9/2/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Fall Nationals
9/3/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Fall Nationals
10/6/2023 | TBA
10/7/2023 | TBA
11/10/2023 | Monarch Motor Speedway | Wichita Falls, TX | Pan Handle 410 Nationals
11/11/2023 | Monarch Motor Speedway | Wichita Falls, TX | Pan Handle 410 Nationals

*Competing in concurrence with the High Limit Sprint Series and the World of Outlaw Sprints; select events will be non-points. The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

All Stars back in action at Nyora.
After the disappointment of least weekends wash out the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Series gets to show off at Nyora Raceway this weekend and with a strong field of 360’s the quiet
little town of Nyora will get to see some action. Chris Temby is a Rookie with the All Stars and will be
one of the local favourites driving the Foster Transport owned V18. V68 Brett Milburn is a past
Australian & Victoria 360 Champion has been a regular 360 runner with the series at his local home
track. V11 Brad Foster has engaged the talents of Chris Solomon for the night, Solomon is a past
series champ and has been missing from the series so far this season waiting for his 360 engine to be
completed, the match up will be one to watch. V88 Victory Lane Racegear have also swapped out
the 410 for the night giving young gun Jett Bell an opportunity to run around the tight bull ring.
Another local Todd Hobson is returning for the night, Hobson spent a few months in the States last
season and travelling the country since his return in both Wingless Sprintcars and 410s, the VA96 is
always a hard charger.
The name Moule is well known around the Gippsland region and they still call Nyora their home
track, the third generation Todd knows how to wheel his car and is excited to have a run back at
Nyora. The D26 has been travelling the country getting as many laps in where ever they can to hone
his skills. SA33 Mark Caruso makes the trek across from SA, V29 Michael Tancredi, VA 91 Dan Scott,
VA75 Donnaz, V65 Kane Newcombe, V43 Corey Sandow, V10 Steve Loader, V93 Travis Millar are just
a few of the names throwing their hats in the ring to pick up a series win.
As always we have lots of giveaways for the kids, a Jumping Castle and not to forget the on track
fireworks so make sure you head down to Nyora Raceway. Racing from 4.00 pm.

 

Placerville Speedway mourns the loss of long-time competitor and friend C.J. Humphreys.

Affectionately known as the “Happy Camper” C.J. ranks number five in all-time Winged 360 Sprint Car wins on the red clay, having earned 25 victories in his career. He also holds the honor of being the original North vs South Civil War Series champion during the 1991 season.

The C.J. Humphreys No. 85 Sprint Car was as synonymous as any in the Placerville Speedway pit area over the years. His competitive spirit and all around good-natured attitude will be sorely missed. Russell Motorsports Inc. sends its condolences to the entire Humphreys family.

Promoter Scott Russell spoke about the loss. “Losing C.J. Humphreys is a tough one for the entire Placerville Speedway community. He was always one of the real good guys in our sport and one of the biggest supporters of our track over the years. I used to race against C.J. during my driving career and after becoming Promoter, he was always a guy in our corner. We are going to miss him immensely.”

Former long-time Placerville Speedway Announcer/ Director Communications Bill Sullivan also shared his thoughts on the Happy Camper.

“One of the nicest humans I have ever crossed paths with many, many years ago,” he stated. “As a driver, C.J. had great respect for others and a fierce competitive spirit but his generosity and huge heart for his community towered far beyond what he could do in a race car. He was always smiling, always making others laugh and always willing to help anyone in need. He’s going to be so missed by the community he loved as much as they loved him.”

Sullivan continued. “Back when I took on promotions for the speedway I could always count on C.J. to come through for the car shows, autograph signings and more. Not just because he was a friend doing a favor, because he loved the fans and his community so much.”

RIP C.J. Humphreys.

Russell Motorsports Inc.

It is with a very heavy heart that we update you all about CJ Humphreys.

CJ Humphreys, a true legend on and off the race track.

The family would like to let the Racing community know that CJ suffered a severe heart attack on Friday, February 3rd, and unfortunately, CJ was not able to recover. On Wednesday the family made their final walk down the hallways of the hospital with CJ by their side. CJ was an organ donor just as fellow driver Brian Clauson was, and the family and staff completed a walk of honor for CJ as he will give life to others in thanks to his organ donation. CJ was also a huge supporter of Rich Santana’s, The "Live On, Drive On!" Scott Santana Memorial and Scholarship Foundation.

CJ’s Friends and family would like to express their gratitude to the Racing community for all of their prayers and concern for CJ. It means a lot to everyone involved.

At this time, the family is still requesting privacy while dealing with a difficult situation.

If you would like to send cards or gifts to the family, please send them to this address.

Guts Racing

Attn: CJ Humphreys

6166 Enterprise Dr Ste C

Diamond Springs CA 95619

CJ will be missed terribly by all of us.

RIP #85

 

 

Sprint Invaders’ 22nd Season Features 14 Races at 11 Tracks!

(Bill W) February 8, 2023 – An ultra-competitive 2022 Sprint Invaders season that saw veteran Cody Wehrle crowned as champion, and young Chase Randall making his presence felt, only looks to ramp up for 2023. Fourteen events spanning eleven tracks in Iowa and Illinois will again see a purse paying a minimum of $2,000 to win and $300 to start the feature.

The Sprint Invaders will start the campaign at a familiar place. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa hosts the series opener on Saturday, April 1 and after a break on Sunday, May 28. The 3/8-mile oval will also again welcome the series’ finale at the annual “Fall Haul” on Saturday, September 23.

The Wapello County Fair will host the Sprint Invaders at Eldon Raceway in Iowa on Thursday, June 15. On Friday, June 23, the series returns to the quarter-mile Davenport (IA) Speedway and the following night Saturday, June 24, heads to the high banks of Spoon River Speedway near Canton, Illinois. It will be the first visit to Spoon River for the series since 2009.

The first appearance at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway since 2013 commences on Friday, June 30. The first of two stops at the Benton County Speedway bullring in Vinton, Iowa is on Sunday, July 2, with the second occurring on Sunday, September 3.

Another fair race is in the offing on Wednesday, July 26, at the always racy Dubuque (IA) Speedway. A pair of Illinois tracks host the series on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. Peoria Speedway is Friday’s venue, while the Adams County Illinois Speedway in Quincy will host on Sunday.

The Labor Day weekend will see two races. On Saturday, September 2, the Sprint Invaders will roar at the West Liberty (IA) Speedway for the first time since 2010. Sunday will see the series’ return to Vinton.

The final weekend of the season culminates in southeast Iowa at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson on Friday, September 22 and 34 Raceway’s “Fall Haul” on Saturday, September 23.

K-1 Race Gear will again award a new uniform to the series’ Rookie of the Year. In addition, K-1 will also award a driver uniform to the series’ champion! Drivers must be registered members, must declare their rookie status when entering, must compete in 75% of Sprint Invaders events, and must have competed in five or less events in a 360 sprint car in the past.

Registration forms for the Sprint Invaders can be found at www.SprintInvaders.org and on the series’ Facebook page.

The sponsor lineup for the Sprint Invaders is also impressive. Randall’s Performance of Gladstone, Illinois, Joshua Denning & Associates of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mohrfeld Solar of Fort Madison, and Golden Eagle Distributors of Mount Pleasant, Iowa return as heat sponsors. Shottenkirk Automotive Group will return as the Shake-up Dash sponsor, and add the A main to their support. Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing will be the Trophy Sponsor. Reid’s Landscapes and Turf will award $50 to anyone drawing a 50 pill to begin the night. A hard-charger award will be presented each night in honor of Christine Wahl Levitt. That is presented by Scott Donlan.

2023 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 1 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Sunday, May 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Thursday, June 15 – Eldon Raceway (Eldon, IA)
Friday, June 23 – Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA)
Saturday, June 24 – Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)
Friday, June 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Sunday, July 2 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)
Wednesday, July 26 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)
Saturday, August 19 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)
Sunday, August 20 – Adams County Speedway (Quincy, IL)
Saturday, September 2 – West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, IA)
Sunday, September 3 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)
Friday, September 22 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Saturday, September 23 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

 

 

ROUGH WEEKEND FOR SEXTON GATLIN RACING IN ARIZONA – PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR MARCH 3RD AND 4TH RACES

(Lakeside, CA, February 6, 2023) USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series rookie Grant Sexton had a rough weekend at the season openers at Cocopah Speedway on January 27th and 28th. The teen saw his first start of the year come to an early end due to mechanical ills on Friday. Twenty-four hours later he was put out for the night by another car in his heat race. The team is now preparing for rounds three and four of the USAC/CRA Series at the Central Arizona Speedway on March 3rd and 4th.

The first night at Cocopah saw the debut of Sexton Gatlin Racing’s brand-new Triple X sprint car. When he first jumped up to full-size sprint cars from lightning sprints in 2022, Sexton, the 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series Champion, started with a pair of older cars. So, the Lakeside, California teen was looking forward to not only his first shot in the Triple X but his first ever time racing at Cocopah.

“It was pretty intimidating at first because it is a really fast track,” the teen said after the race. “But once I got out there on the track, it was real smooth and I was able to drive it in there a little harder than I thought I was going to be able to. I just got comfortable pretty fast.”

“Oh man, I loved it,” Sexton continued when asked about the new car. “It was definitely lighter than the cars I have driven before. I could point it in any direction I wanted to and it would go there. Just honestly, I was trying to keep up with the horsepower of those other guys with big old motors in them.”

Sexton began his first night in the new car by qualifying 17th in the 19-car field with a time of 17.681. That effort put the 18-year-old in the first heat race where disaster nearly struck at the start of the second lap of the 10-lapper. In front of Sexton, two cars got together. One of them ended up in the crash wall and started flipping just past the flag stand. By the time Sexton got to turn one, the car was still flipping and it was coming down toward the inside of the track. With the fans in the stands and thousands more watching on Speed Sport TV, the flipping car came within two feet of landing on top of Sexton. Fortunately, he escaped without getting clobbered but the situation clearly gained his attention.

“Oh man, that was real close,” Sexton related. “The guy on my inside kept slowing down at the same pace as me. So I couldn’t get lower like I wanted to. I was just watching this guy almost tumble on top of me. It was pretty scary. It could have been a real mess for us if he ended up on top of me.”

After the narrow miss, Sexton restarted the heat race and placed seventh. That set the handsome young driver in the 15 starting spot for the main event. He was poised and ready for his first 30-lap race of the year but things didn't go as planned.

“As soon as the car fired off (for the main) it wasn’t firing on all cylinders or something,” he lamented. “It just wasn’t right. I knew it from the get-go. Once I got on the gas it got way worse so I pulled it in (before the race started). The motor ended up getting blown up.”

The early end on Friday sent the crew scurrying to get the backup car ready for Saturday. The backup is an older, heavier car and it was powered by a 360 engine. He was going to give up weight and a lot of horsepower to most of the competition. Despite that, his time of 17.777 was just a tick slower than his qualifying effort from night #1.

Twenty-four hours earlier, disaster was narrowly averted in his heat race. In his heat on the second night, things did not work out quite as well. The driver directly in front of Sexton spun leaving the teen nowhere to go and he hit the spinning car. Although the damage was probably a lot less than what would have been incurred if the flipping car had landed on top of him the night before, the tangle ripped the rear end out of Sexton’s car and broke the front axle. The damage ended his night.

While the cars need some attention, the team, led by crew chief David Bezio, will have things turned around and ready to go for the races in Arizona on March 3rd and 4th. Despite the issues the team encountered in the openers, Sexton will head into that weekend as the USAC/CRA Series leader in rookie points. A week after the Arizona races, SGR will field cars for Grant in the open sprint car class and his father Brent and older brother Dalton in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series opener at the Imperial Valley Raceway.

Sexton sends out big thanks to his crew chief, 2011 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year Bezio, Tava Lopez, Cody Griggs, Nita “Nanna” Gatlin, and his father Brent. They have all been busting their tails to get the Triple X Chassis, Johnny Motorhead 410 ready for this week’s openers at Cocopah.

SGR has been busy all winter getting ready for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Racing Results

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Grant DNS

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING UPDATES 2023 SCHEDULE WITH ADDITION OF BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (February 8, 2023) – Western Midget Racing has partnered with Scott Schweitzer at Bakersfield Speedway to host a 2023 National Series round on September 2. The event was previously scheduled for Ventura Raceway on August 26, but was canceled due a fairgrounds scheduling conflict.

Bakersfield Speedway will become the eighth different venue to host the Midget Series and the event will be the third combination race of the season between the Southwest and California regions. Outlaw Karts and Mini Dwarfs will also be competing during the Labor Day weekend special.

A change has been made to the opening weekend of the California Region as well, with Saturday April 1 moving from Marysville Raceway to Antioch Speedway.

Western Midget Racing stages round two of the Southwest Region on March 4 at Adobe Mountain Speedway. It will then debut at Mohave Valley Raceway on March 18.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

(National races pay both SW & CA points)

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

3.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway (SW)

3.31 Ocean Speedway (CA)

4.1 Antioch Speedway (CA)

4.8 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

4.29 Ventura Raceway (National)

5.6 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

5.12 Ocean Speedway (CA)

5.13 Petaluma Speedway (CA)

6.9 Ocean Speedway (CA)

6.10 Petaluma Speedway (CA)

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* (National)

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* (CA)

7.28 Ocean Speedway (CA)

7.29 Antioch Speedway (CA)

8.11 Ocean Speedway (CA)

8.12 Marysville Raceway (CA)

9.2 Bakersfield Speedway (National)

9.16 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway (SW)

10.21 Ventura Raceway (National)

11.10 & 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway *Tribute to Billy Shuman* (SW)

 

 

Mallett Captures Hard Charger Award During USCS Series Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2023) - Jordon Mallett pocketed his first two top 10s of the season during his second week of a kickoff to the 2023 campaign in 'The Sunshine State.'

Mallett advanced from the seventh row to finish sixth and ninth, respectively, last weekend at Hendry County Motorsports Park during a USCS Series doubleheader.

"We're on about a five-week stint in Florida to start the year to get everything shook down," he said. "The weather was a lot better and we could get some racing going so hopefully we'll be ahead of the curve when we get back home.

"I feel real good about it. I'm really liking the car we brought down this year. It's starting to get more balanced where I like. That takes time. You can take for granted the time it takes to get a car like you want it. We're making leaps and bounds where I want the car."

Mallett endured a pair of frustrating nights at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the last weekend of January before he made the trek to Hendry County Motorsports Park.

"We went into it with a new attitude after Volusia, which was just a rough go," he said. "We went into Hendry with a different attitude and had a really good race car both nights. The worst problem there is it's a very unique place. Results can be very dependent on how good your pill draw is. Your heat race starting position is critical and both nights we drew in the third row. That's hard to overcome because the track is single file and narrow."

Mallett advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race on Friday. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row in the A Main.

"If anything it gave me a moment to sit back and focus on what my race car was wanting me to do," he said. "When you start that far back you're in a no-lose situation to try some stuff and see what the car wants. We hit it on the head. It was hard to pass in the feature, but we clawed our way forward. I was really trying to get us into the top five, but it didn't quite work out. When you're able to go through the field like that you think if we could have started up front we really could have had something."

Mallett's run from 14th to sixth earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with a fifth-place result in a heat race followed by a charge from 13th to ninth in the main event.

"We clawed our way into the top 10 again," he said. "It was one of those weekends where we were able to try stuff and move forward, but the pill draw really hurt us. We'll take the positive from the weekend and look to keep improving."

Next up for the team is a USCS Series doubleheader at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 3 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (14).

Feb. 4 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

"It's super exciting to have them back," Mallett said. "With the pandemic, just like in racing, it slowed all of the live events down. We pressed pause and let everything settle back down. We're thrilled to welcome them back as the primary partner for our team. I look forward to having a lot of success together. They've been a great supporter of us and we're excited to welcome them back bigger and better than ever."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS RETURN TO SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY FEBRUARY 18th

February 6, 2023 – Pinellas Park, Florida – BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series and Showtime Speedway officials today announced that the series has been added to the February 18 ‘11th annual World Outlaw Figure 8 Finals’. The winged sprint cars will share the spotlight with the Late Model Figure 8’s in what is annually Showtime Speedway’s biggest night of the year.

The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) will be making its first visit to Showtime Speedway since October 8 when Davey Hamilton Jr. Found victory lane. Winged sprint cars have become a novelty in recent seasons as the track has focused on non-winged events recently.

Hamilton Jr. is currently on a six-race series winning streak dating back to October 8. It appeared as if Hamilton’s streak was about to come to an end during the season opener at Auburndale Speedway last month. Daniel Miller appeared headed for victory until a mid-race double-file restate allowed Hamilton the break he needed. The February event will round #2 towards the 2023 season.

The addition of the SSSS to the February 18 racing card will give northern based sprint car teams the opportunity to ace two consecutive weekends in the warm comforts of Florida while cool temps this time of year. The series has also amended their 2023 series rules to allow 410 c.i. engines, albeit restricted.

The event will be a prelude to the following weekend’s February 24-25 4th annual Dave Steele 125’. This year’s event will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. If 26 are more cars are on hand, and the fast qualifier elects to start at the tail and can win, he will walk away with $20,000.

The February 18 event is expected to draw a solid car count of SSSS regulars that include Hamilton Jr, Miller, Dude Teate, Sport Allen, Steven Hollinger, Bruce Brantley, John Inman, Tommy Nichols, Sonny Hartley, Scotty Adema, Ryan Adema, and many more.

The event is expected to be live streamed on either Low Budget TV or Racing America. As of press time Showtime Speedway promoter Robert Yoho hadn’t made his decision on which of the two will televise this huge event.

For more details of this event go to www.shpwtimespeedway.us or visit the Showtime Speedway and BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series Facebook page.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Opens Season Filling In for Brother Ashton

PETERSEN MEDIA- While Ashton Torgerson continues to heal up, Austin Torgerson took over driving duties in the Rowdy Energy No. 02, and he kicked his season off on Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Arizona.

With 40 cars checked in to kick off the 2023 season, Torgerson timed the Rowdy Energy No. 02 entry in third quickest in his qualifying group.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position in his heat race, the Medford, OR native had his elbows up as he sliced and diced his way forward.

Charging his way to a 4th place finish, Torgerson was safely locked into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 13th starting position.

When the green flag dropped, Torgerson got off to a quick star as he wasted no time driving into the Top-10.

As fate would have it, lap two saw cars get together in front of him and with nowhere to go, Austin Torgerson would be collected in the melee, and it would bring his season opener to a disappointing end.

With the season opening event now in the books, the plan for Austin is to continue to fill in for Ashton aboard the Rowdy Energy No. 02 at least through the month on February until Ashton’s next appointment.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be back in the Rowdy Energy No. 02 this Saturday night at Central ArizonaRaceway..

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

BOHUD RACING LANDS IN VICTORY LANE

BOHUD Racing might be one of the country’s newest 410 Sprintcar teams, but on Saturday night at Eastern Creek Speedway they cast aside this label and their driver Michael Stewart scored the feature-race winning honours.

After stepping into the 410 Sprintcar game at the beginning of this season, the Bohud Racing team have enjoyed an encouraging 2022-23 season campaign, but one that hasn’t been without its challenges – which included a driver switch late last year.

Stewart joined the Bohud Racing team in the middle of December last year following the departure of veteran racer Mark Blyton from the team, and since he has become part of the team, they have been building nicely.

Last Saturday night was only the sixth race meeting for the Stewart and Bohud Racing duo, and they celebrated it in style. After qualifying second in his time trial group, Stewart went on to dominate both of his heat races, followed by ending up fourth in the pole shootout, and he then drove strongly throughout the feature race from his position four starting spot and was rewarded with an outstanding victory.

“Saturday night was such an unbelievable result with winning both of the heat races and then the feature race for the whole Bohud Racing team and everyone involved, and it was the best feeling to be able to come away with the win,” expressed Stewart, who on Saturday night sported a new colour scheme for Bohud Racing’s NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car.

“My team owner Scott (Jones), along with his dad Paul and support from John Barrett, put in such an amazing effort with firstly setting up the team and then going on to run the operation on a week-to-week basis and working on the car on race nights, so to be able reward them with the feature-race win was the best possible way to thank them for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to drive for them.”

It's no secret that Bohud Racing’s owner Scott Jones is fulfilling a life-long dream to run his own Sprintcar team, so he was blown away with last Saturday night’s winning result in only their 10th race meeting as a team.

“To run my own Sprintcar team is something I’m really enjoying, but to get a win so early as a team is amazing and it’s something I really didn’t expect to happen so soon,” he commented.

“Michael is a very talented racer and someone I have had my eye on since I started up the team last year, so to have him join our team and then go on to give us our first feature race with only half-a-dozen race meetings is an amazing achievement.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Stewart and the Bohud Racing team will be taking a short break before they will be returning to the track on the Saturday night of March 11 at Eastern Creek Speedway.

“For the next month, Michael will be focusing on his Speedcar racing with his family team in the lead up to next month’s Australian Speedcar Championship at Eastern Creek Speedway,” explained Scott Jones.

“Although this season we have focused on only running at Eastern Creek Speedway and also had a driver change within the team, when Michael joined the team, he said, he was committed to trying to win the Australian Speedcar Championship, and then next season he will be focusing full-time on Sprintcar racingwith us.”

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the Bohud Racing merchandise. They have t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and beer holders available for purchase - either at the track or online. To check out our full range and to place your orders, visit our online store at www.bohudracing.com.au

Bohud Racing is proudly supported by the following 2022-23 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia • Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares • Hills Truck Sales Wollongong • Inland Petroleum • Sloanebuilt Trailers • AEI Insurance Broking Group • KRE Race Engines • B&B Graphics

To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

Attica, Fremont, AFCS update rules; Farmer is tech inspector

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and the Attica Fremont Championship Series have agreed on updates to the rules and tire packages for the 410 and 305 sprint teams in 2023.

Former Fremont promoter Rich Farmer, who owns a 410 sprint team and has owned 305 sprint teams, has been retained to conduct technical inspections of sprint cars in 2023.

“I look forward to working with all the sprint car teams to insure that everyone is competing on an equal playing field within the rule book,” said Farmer.

Farmer indicated on opening night at Attica all safety items will be checked including seatbelts, helmets, and proper mounting of seats and belts along with a general inspection of the cars over all build

“Following opening night I will be checking wings on all sprints for proper locations and for proper wicker bills and wing adjustments. This will be done mixed and periodically for both classes,” said Farmer.

“305 engines will be checked for every rule that we have in the book that can be checked with the engine not being torn down any further than the removal of the air box, one spark plug, and on some nights a valve cover,” he added.

Farmer said he would police the tires as best as possible by visual inspections. He indicated in the past he has used evidence bags and took a groove sample from the tires to test for doping.

Both Attica and Fremont are in the process of updating the rule book on the tracks’ websites.

As for tires, at Attica Raceway Park, all racing divisions must have Hoosier Tires on all four corners of the car. For both Attica and Fremont, for the 305 and 410 sprints, they will be permitted to use the 2022 season permitted Hoosier rear tires H12, H15, and medium tires as well as this year’s Hoosier rear tires D12A, D15A, and medium tires for the entire season for weekly events.

Andrew Morfier, Attica Director of Operations, said 410 Sprints will need to follow sanctioning body rules on applicable dates.

The UMP Late Models at Attica will be permitted to use the 2022 season permitted Hoosier tires LM 20, 30, 40 as well as this year’s National Late Model Tire LM 2, 3 and 4.

Both Morfier and Fremont Speedway’s Ryan Schiets noted a fire suppression system will be highly recommended but not required for all sprint cars in competition at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, though the 410 sprints will need to follow sanctioning body rules on applicable dates.

Morfier also noted the combined point fund for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will remain at $47,000 in 2023. He said the “mulligan rule” will remain the same – the driver will receive 75 points, twice during the season for a night they do not race, providing they do not race at another track on the same night. He said the 410 Sprints may only use one mulligan for an All Star Circuit of Champions/ World of Outlaws Sprint Series event.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.


 

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2023 Partner Line-Up, Paint Schemes

Donny Schatz and the No. 15 To Chase 11th Title with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 6, 2023) – With the 2023 racing season commencing this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its partner line-up and unveil two all-new looks for 10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz. Kicking-off this year’s campaign with the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP) in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 7 – 11, Schatz and the No. 15 team will begin its chase of an 11th WoO Sprint Car Series title.

Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,700 locations across North America, will return as a co-primary partner on Schatz’s familiar No. 15 entry.

For a fourth consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance through over 1,300 independent retailers, will support Fargo, North Dakota’s Schatz as a co-primary partner setting aim on success from coast-to-coast in 2023 and ultimately a WoO championship.

In addition to Advance and Carquest, Ford Performance, the official engine provider for TSR, will also return as a primary partner on Schatz’ No. 15. Owned and operated by the Ford Motor Company and headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Performance is responsible for the brand’s major racing operations globally as well as overseeing the development of Ford’s racing engines.

The 2023 season will see TSR continue its assistance in developing and perfecting Ford Performance’s 410c.i. engine, the FPS 410. In 2022, Ford Performance helped power Schatz to a fourth-place finish in the championship standings and to five WoO Victories, bringing his career WoO total win tally to 307 at the season’s end. The 2023 campaign will mark Schatz’s 27th season as a full-time WoO driver and his fourth utilizing the FPS 410 powerplant.

Continuing a 13-year relationship with the Brownsburg, Ind. based motorsports operation, Curb-Agajanian Racing will again partner with TSR as a co-entrant for Schatz. Partnering in 2010 for the first time, Curb-Agajanian Racing, Curb Records and TSR own a longstanding tradition of monumental success, acquiring not only victories but seven Knoxville Nationals championships and six World of Outlaws championships.

On board for a sixth season at TSR is Sage Fruit, the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits, who will return in 2023 as a major partner TSR and Schatz. For three generations, Sage Fruit has been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers from coast-to-coast. To locate Sage Fruit in your area, visit https://www.sagefruit.com/store-locator/.

TSR and Nivel’s MadJax XSeries recently announced a new partnership alliance to help launch the brand’s XSeries golf cart. The new product is a consumer geared recreational and secondary transportation option that will be sold via Nivel’s dealer partners across the United States. Industry leaders Nivel and MadJax will offer an edgy, stylish cart that is among the most eye-catching options on the market. MadJax XSeries will partner with TSR and Schatz in an associate sponsorship role on the No. 15 entry. With a reputation of high-quality products and reliability, MadJax XSeries joins TSR with common goals and the expectation of high-performance effort.

Returning for the 2023 season, TSR is pleased to welcome Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts (Elliott’s) back to its partnership line-up. Warsaw, Ind., based Elliott’s, the official trailer retailer of TSR and a MadJax XSeries dealer, carries a large selection of trailers and golf carts. Owned and operated by Cindy Elliott, the familiar motorsports brand is a one-stop experience for sales, service, financing and parts.

Each helping TSR during their quest to find success during the new year, Absolute Automation & Security, empowering clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind, and Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with over 8,000 locations, will each return to TSR as essential partners for the 2023 season.

TSR is also proud to welcome Gearwrench, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, back to its partnership lineup for a second season. Since the launch of its original and patented five-degree ratcheting wrench in 1996, Gearwrench has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in wrenches, ratches, sockets, and specialty tools. The Official Tool Partner of TSR, the Gearwrench product range comprises a complete line of tools for automotive and industrial users while also offering tool storage, lighting, and shop assist equipment.

Schatz will commence the season with the DIRTcar Nationals at VSP on Feb. 7 – 11. On Feb. 7 – 8, the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Series (All Star Series) will kick-off the 2023 season at VSP for two nights of racing to open the DIRTcar Nationals. For those who can’t make the journey to the Sunshine State, fans can watch both nights live on FloRacing. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com. The WoO Series opener and Schatz’s quest for an 11th series championship will follow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 – 11 at VSP. All WoO events will be covered live on DIRTvision.com. For more information regarding DIRTvision, please visit www.dirtvision.com.

For details pertaining to the Fla. All Star events, please visit www.allstarsprint.com. For event information, gate times and ticket prices for the DIRTcar Nationals, please visit www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Brian Brown welcomes HAWK® as associate partner for 2023 season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (February 6, 2023) - Just in time for the new season to commence, Higginsville, Missouri, native Brian Brown is pleased to welcome HAWK® to the Brian Brown Racing family, now an associate partner through the 2023 season. The newly developed partnership will make its official debut in Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday through Saturday, February 7-11.

Implementing the newest and advanced design techniques to help develop superior hunting ground blinds, tree stands, saddles, and box blinds, HAWK’s mission is to reverse the trend of lower quality and under-performing gear, maintaining a mindset that refuses to settle for “good enough” with the end goal being products hunters can enjoy and be confident in.

“We at HAWK couldn’t be more excited to partner with Brian Brown Racing and continue our support of sprint car racing across the country,” Chris Dunkin, Brand & Wireless Division Manager of HAWK, said. “HAWK employees are diehard sprint car racing fans, and we can’t wait to see Brian and the HAWK brand find success in 2023.”

“I’m very excited to partner with HAWK and help promote all of their products,” Brian Brown added. “I love to deer hunt and I can’t wait to chase down that next trophy buck in my HAWK ‘The Office’ Box Blind. We plan to bring success to HAWK not only on the race track, but also in the woods. I can’t wait for everyone to follow along.”

HAWK® products are sold at most sporting goods retailers and independent hunting dealers across North America. To learn more about their product line, visit HAWK online at www.hawkhunting.com, or search for a retailer within their dealer search engine: https://www.hawkhunting.com/dealers/.

 

 

Justin Whittall to launch 2023 campaign with Lincoln’s two-day Icebreaker February 25-26

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (February 3, 2023) – New Jersey’s own Justin Whittall is ready to get back in the seat, and what better event to do so than Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker 30. Expanded an extra day in 2023, Central Pennsylvania’s lid lifter will feature back-to-back afternoon programs awarding $5,000 each, officially igniting another year of high-paced open wheel competition in Pennsylvania Posse Country.

Certainly no stranger to the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, oval, Whittall finished ninth in last year’s annual Icebreaker, surpassing that statistic with a fifth-place outcome just a few weeks later on March 26 – his first top-five score of the year.

“I’m ready to get back to work,” Whittall explained, a two-time Posse winner thus far in his career. “We were privileged to end the year on some high notes, so the momentum was definitely on our side heading into the off-season. The plan is to pick up right where we left off and get the new season going with some solid finishes at Lincoln.”

Although unable to attain a trip to victory lane in the Pigeon Hills, Whittall found recent success at the “Speed Palace,” notching a $6,000 triumph during Port Royal Speedway’s Speed Showcase on Friday, October 14. Head-turning in its own right, the Vincentown native entered the aforementioned weekend fresh off of career best outcomes against the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, finishing fourth in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 and the Nittany Showdown opener, respectively.

“I think the potential is there, and we’ve proven that, we just need to continue putting it all together,” Whittall added. “Racing in Central Pennsylvania allows for so much opportunity. We make the trek from New Jersey every weekend because it’s the best place in the country to race and competing at that level is only going to allow us to improve.”

To learn more about Lincoln Speedway’s two-day Icebreaker 30, please visit Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

ON DECK: As mentioned, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will kick-off their 2023 campaign with Lincoln Speedway’s two-day Icebreaker 30 on Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS: Wins: N/A Top-Fives: N/A Top-Tens: N/A

2022 Highlights: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Finished tenth in Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26; finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway and fifth at Lincoln Speedway – Whittall’s first top-five of the year. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 2 – bettering his best performance of the season. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish during start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Finished tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway (7th) and Port Royal Speedway (9th) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Qualified for Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup (WoO) on Saturday, May 14; finished 15th. Highlighted Memorial Day weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions feature starts during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial; finished ninth and 13th on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, respectively. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 3, and finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Finished fifth and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race Twin 20’s event on July 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores, including a podium run, in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, respectively, on September 3-4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10; best-ever finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener featuring the World of Outlaws on Friday, October 7. Won first-ever Port Royal Speedway feature on Friday, October 14; a $6,000 victory.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

Three Car Hummer Motorsports Entry; Billy Pauch Jr., Alex Bright, Kyle Spence Aim For Victory Feb. 24-25 Inside Trenton’s CURE Insurance Arena

Trenton, NJ – The level of competition for the East Coast Dirt Nationals 600 Micro Sprint race increased dramatically Monday with the receipt by Indoor Auto Racing Series officials of a three car team from Hummer Motorsports.

Bob Hummer, Jr., whose Belvidere, NJ-based team has fielded cars nationally, will have Billy Pauch, Jr., Alex Bright, and Kyle Spence in the seats of his three state-of-the-art cars on February 24-25 inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ for the two day BELFOR Property Restoration races.

The East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals will be returning after a two year Covid-19 virus gathering restrictions.
In 2020, Jon Keller, 36, left fans speechless and wanting more as he ran the alphabet soup advancing from the E-Main to win the A-Main event.

Pauch, Jr., a near winner of the 2020 race, Bright, who contended victory in the two previous East Coast Dirt Nationals, and Spence who has also been a threat in past races, will be battling for a first win and not just among one another.
Miller, who lost the lead to Kenny Keller on the final lap in 2020, has entered the race looking for redemption in 2023 driving a car owned by Lou Cicconi, Jr.

The most notable challenger might very well be Owings Mills, MD standout Stephen Snyder Jr., who won more Micro Sprint features, 13, than any other driver in 2022.

Four drivers going to post in the East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals will have raced indoors already this year.

Kyle Lick, who will be driving his father’s Micro, Tim Buckwalter will be driving the highly touted Barry Greth Micro, Tyler Lindsay will be driving the Lindsay family Micro, and Briggs Danner will be hustling a Micro owned by Dave Bodine.

Friday night presented by Turps Coates Law will feature heat races and A-Main Qualifiers for all entries, with passing points earned for each position gained. The three A-Qualifiers will pay $1,000 to win.

On Saturday night presented by Custom Built Products, the top point performers from Friday will be locked into the A-Main with the remaining competitors slotted into mains E through B with a chance to advance and lock themselves into the main event.

Event sponsorship ranging from presenting sponsorship to $250 “Get Dirty” sponsors are available and being actively sought to help support the event. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

For more information, a link for tickets and special room rates visit the series website indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available at the arena box office.

 

 

2023 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE REVEALED

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (February 3, 2023) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are excited to announce an action-packed 2023 schedule. The track’s 26th season of racing features the return of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, plus the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Canadian Crate Sprint Nationals, and much more.

The schedule is anchored by the track’s four Friday Night Excitement divisions, including the 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks.

The 19th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is set for Saturday, September 16 featuring the Best 360 Sprint Car Teams in North America. The 2nd Running of the Canadian Crate Sprint Nationals will kick off the racing portion of CSCN weekend on Friday, September 15. Plenty of cash will be on the line both nights.

Back-to-back 100 lap races for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series stock cars is sure to draw plenty of attention on the 2023 schedule, while visits by the Southern Ontario Sprints 360 Sprint Car series, Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series, Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, NLMA Crate Late Models, Duel on the Dirt Thunder Stock and Mini Stock series, UMP Modifieds, Vintage Cars, and the Flat Track Canada Motorcycles will add to the fun.

Fans interested in camping at Ohsweken for the August 14 & 15 NASCAR Pinty’s Series events will want to get to the track a few days early this year; five straight days of racing will kick off Friday, August 11 with Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Stock Cars. Two-wheeled action will take centre stage on Saturday, August 12 when Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing returns to Ohsweken, while Sunday, August 13 will feature the 2nd Running of the Canadian Micro Sprint Nationals on the “Little O.” The extra-long weekend will hit a crescendo when the NASCAR Pinty’s Series runs two 100 lap races on Monday and Tuesday, with the 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprints set to run both nights.

Another date to circle on the calendar is Memorial Night on Friday, August 4. This night of remembrance will feature the Noelle Teal Twin 14’s for the Crate Sprint Cars, the Brock Leonard 50 for the Thunder Stocks, and the Art Hill 42 for the Mini Stocks; both Stock Car races will also serve as Duel on the Dirt combined series races. “Noah’s Dash” will also be a part of this special night in honour of the late Noah Thomas.

Other popular events returning in 2023 include the Thunder Stock Cash Blast 50, Halloween in July, Wall of Fame Night, Canadian National Autism Foundation Night, Christmas in July, Drive Safe Ride Safe Bicycle Night, and Back to School Backpack Night.

Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com or scroll down to view the full schedule, and stay tuned to Ohsweken Speedway’s website and social media pages for more exciting announcements in the weeks to come.

2023 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 5 – Test & Tune Night 1
(All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2023)

Friday, May 12 – Test & Tune Night 2
(All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2023)

Friday, May 19 – 26th Season Opener
-360 Sprint Cars
-UMP Modifieds
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, May 26 – Friday Night Excitement!
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
-Mini Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track race)

Friday, June 2 – Wall of Fame Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 9 – Late Model Open
-Late Models
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
-Mini Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track race)

Friday, June 16 – Canadian National Autism Foundation Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 23 – Thunder Stock Cash Blast 50
-Sportsman Modifieds (Race of Champions Dirt 602 Series)
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 30 – Friday Night Excitement!
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks
-Vintage Modifieds

Friday, July 7 – Drive Safe Ride Safe Bicycle Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, July 14 – Halloween in July
-360 Sprint Cars (Southern Ontario Sprints series)
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, July 21 – Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow
-NO RACING

Friday, July 28 – Christmas in July
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, August 4 – Memorial Night
-Crate Sprint Cars (Noelle Teal Twin 14’s)
-Thunder Stocks (Brock Leonard 50 – Duel on the Dirt series)
-Mini Stocks (Art Hill 42 – Duel on the Dirt series)
-Noah’s Dash

Friday, August 11 – Sportsman Shootout
-360 Sprint Cars
-Sportsman Modifieds (Race of Champions Dirt 602 Series)
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Saturday, August 12 – Flat Track Canada Motorcycles
-Flat Track Motorcycles
-Vintage Modifieds

Sunday, August 13 – The 2nd Running of the Canadian Micro Sprint Nationals
-Micro Sprints on the Little O

Monday, August 14 – NASCAR Night 1
-NASCAR Pinty’s Series 100
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars (Action Sprint Tour West series)

Tuesday, August 15 – NASCAR Night 2
-NASCAR Pinty’s Series 100
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars (Action Sprint Tour West series)

Friday, August 18 – No Racing (Off Week)

Friday, August 25 – Friday Night Excitement!
-Crate Late Models (Northeast Late Model Alliance)
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, September 1 – Back to School Backpack Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, September 8 – Championship Friday
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Thursday, September 15 – #CSCN2023 Test & Tune Night
(all divisions competing at Ohsweken in 2023)

Friday, September 16 – The 2nd Running of the Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals
-Crate Sprint Cars (Action Sprint Tour National series)
-360 Sprint Cars (Triple 15’s)

Saturday, September 17 – The 19th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
-360 Sprint Cars ($10,000-to-win)
-Crate Sprint Cars (Action Sprint Tour National series)

Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV
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About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.


 

TOMMY DUNKEL EXPERIENCES FIRST CHILI BOWL RACE AND HAS A SUCCESSFUL START AS A SPRINT CAR TEAM OWNER

(Menifee, CA, February 1, 2023) For Southern California racing aficionado Tommy Dunkel, the month of January was an extension of Christmas. To start the year, the Menifee, California racer took part in the world-famous Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the very first time. If that wasn’t enough, he became the car owner of the USAC/CRA Sprint Car team that features star driver Brody Roa. The new owner/driver combo swept to victory in two races in Arizona at the end of the month.

The Chili Bowl, which drew over 350 cars, marked Dunkel’s initial time racing a midget. Widely known as the biggest midget race in the world, it matches drivers from a variety of different disciplines of racing including NASCAR, Indy Cars, NHRA, USAC Sprint Cars & Midgets, and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. For most, including Dunkel, it is a dream to be a part of the show. He was over the moon to be a part of the program that was staged in the massive SageNet Center and was shown around the world on Flo Racing and MAVTV.

Getting to race the Dunkel Farms/Inland Rigging/Osborn Speed and Machine/United Asset Sales/Southside Mowers sponsored Boss Chassis/Esslinger, Dunkel finally flew into action on night four of the six evening event (all drivers compete once in the first five days and come back for Saturday’s finale). Dunkel’s first race was an eight-lap heat against a tough field of drivers. Forced wide on the start, he ended up with a seventh-place finish.

The heat race outcome placed Dunkel in one of the night’s two C mains. The midget rookie started 14th in the rough-and-tumble affair and came home 12th. That put him in one of the very early Saturday preliminary main events and meant he would have to make more transfers than anyone in the history of the Chili Bowl to make the A main. Being a rookie along with some car issues, Dunkel knew his chances of that happening were impossible.

“Our prelim was Thursday and we kind of really struggled with the car,” Dunkel said. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t in the best of equipment. After Thursday I just decided to sit out Saturday’s alphabet soup. I really wanted to run but for some safety reasons and just not really getting the car to work for me, I decided to bow out.”

While he exited the event early, it does not mean Dunkel is done with midget racing. In fact, quite the contrary. The exhilaration of being a part of such a high-profile race and being on the track with superstar drivers bit him hard and he now has the itch to get back to Tulsa. In fact, he is already making plans to be a part of the show in the upcoming years.

“Racing a midget was a lot different (from racing a sprint car) but I will tell you, I am hooked,” Dunkel enthused about the experience. "To see a midget in the Inland Rigging stable is not too far-fetched anymore. Honestly, it will probably be just for the Chili Bowl. I can definitely see making that a yearly deal. With the sprint car thing getting as serious as it is right now, I don’t know if I will have a whole lot of time to race a midget on the West Coast.”

“I really enjoyed it and they are a lot of fun,” Dunkel continued about his first foray into the lightweight cars. “The power-to-weight ratio is pretty high on them. They are really responsive cars to drive. I enjoyed it, and it was a thrill. In my heat race, I was lined up next to Shuman (Casey Shuman). My practice session had Rico Abreu and a few other big names. It was nerve-wracking, but I had some fast guys to follow. The nerves were at a solid 10 just walking into that place. The prestige that comes with that race is huge. To be able to compete there was a pretty big milestone for me.”

Soon after the Chili Bowl ended, Dunkel met with veteran racer Roa and took on some more duties fielding a car for the star driver in this year’s USAC/CRA Series. To say the least, they got off to a dream start when Roa swept the two opening races at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway last weekend.

“We are over the top really,” happy car owner Dunkel said on Sunday. “We were hoping for a decent run with a brand new car, new team, and a whole new package. To go out there and sweep the weekend was a little unexpected. We are just over the top about it.”’ thumbnail.jpg Brody Roa scored two wins in the Dunkel Farms #17R last week in Arizona. A.J. Johnson photo.

After three weeks away from the track, Dunkel will return to action when the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series opens its 2023 campaign on the Dirt Track at the Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield on February 25th. From that day through the first week in July, Inland Rigging cars, with Dunkel or Roa behind the wheel, will be racing every single weekend before getting a week off.

Dunkel would like to thank the following for making the team’s racing efforts possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you or your company would like to join the team for a full year of USAC Sprint Car competition in 2023, please give Tommy Dunkel a call at 951-901-5082 or send an email to mailto:TomDunkel@inlandrigging.com.

Tommy Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

1-12-23 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

Brody Roa’s 2023 Racing Results

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main


 

Brian Brown Racing and MTN DEW team up to promote Casey’s exclusive flavor: MTN DEW Overdrive

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (February 2, 2023) - Five-time and defending Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint car track champion Brian Brown has officially joined forces with MTN DEW for the 2023 season. The Higginsville, Missouri, native and popular PepsiCo soft drink brand are coming together to promote MTN DEW Overdrive, the new citrusy MTN DEW flavor available exclusively at Casey’s.

MTN DEW Overdrive puts pedal to the metal on thrilling flavors of mango, raspberry, and lime. To keep the momentum going, Casey's and MTN DEW are joining forces to offer fans a go-wild flavor, crafted specially to fuel their outdoor adventures this summer across the Midwest. This one-of-a-kind drink is the perfect blend of light & juicy flavors that will keep racecar fans and Casey’s guests alike feeling refreshed and recharged for any occasion.

“I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to partner with MTN DEW. I’m excited to wear my new MTN DEW Overdrive helmet, and hopefully celebrate a win soon with an ice cold Mtn Dew Overdrive in hand,” stated Brian Brown, who earned seven sprint car victories in 2022. “We’ve been privileged to be associated with Casey’s for a long time, so why not promote an awesome beverage that’s only available at Casey’s? I can’t wait for all our great fans to go to Casey’s and grab a MTN DEW Overdrive. They will love it.”

“We are thrilled by DEW Nation and Casey’s guests’ unbelievable response to MTN DEW OVERDRIVE’s one-of-a-kind refreshing flavor,” says Brad Hoener, Vice Present, PepsiCo Beverages North America, Central Division. “That’s why we’re keeping up the momentum by teaming up with Casey’s to bring even more fun and fuel to fans on and off the track this summer.”

Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing and MTN DEW Overdrive will make their 2023 debut in Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday through Saturday, February 7-11. The five-day sprint car blockbuster, a mere-25 miles from Daytona International Speedway in De Leon Springs, Florida, will feature the All Star Circuit of Champions on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Thursday through Saturday.

About PepsiCo PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complimentary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

About Brian Brown Racing Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed 192 total feature victories, as well as six track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.brianbrownracing.com.

 

STRIVING FOR FIVE:
BACON PURSUES USAC SPRINT TITLE #5 WITH HOFFMAN IN 2023

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (February 1, 2023)………Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Auto Racing / Dynamics Inc. team are once again set to chase the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in 2023.

Bacon will be chasing after a record-tying fifth career series championship, a mark that only Levi Jones has previously accomplished in the 67-year history of USAC National Sprint Car racing.

Additionally, Hoffman Auto Racing will be searching to extend its record to a 14th USAC National Sprint Car entrant title in 2023. The duo came up one spot short in the points race in 2022 with six feature triumphs but were able to cap off the season by winning the prestigious Oval Nationals in California’s Perris Auto Speedway.

Bacon and Hoffman have combined for a total of 38 USAC victories and four championships (2014-16-20-21) in the eight seasons that they have competed together. Together, the pairing has rewritten the USAC Sprint Car history books as the Bacon/Hoffman combo stands second all-time in terms of total victories by a driver/entrant. Their 38 is now second all-time behind Pancho Carter and Steve Stapp’s 40 wins throughout the decade of the 1970s.

Meanwhile, Hoffman Auto Racing seeks to continue improving upon their all-time leading 13 series titles and 128 USAC National Sprint Car points-paying and three special victories while Bacon also looks to move further up the chart on the all-time series wins list.

Bacon resides fourth on the USAC National Sprint Car win list entering the season, tied with Jack Hewitt for fourth at 46, one behind Tracy Hines (47) for 3rd, six behind Tom Bigelow (52nd) for second and 16 behind Dave Darland (62), who is number one all-time.

“I am really excited about the 2023 season, especially with the great momentum we were able to end the season with last year,” Bacon exclaimed. “We had some unavoidable misfortunes last year that kept us out of the points hunt, but we always had cars capable of winning races and made even more gains at the end of the year.”

D.J. Lebow has been working overtime in the shop preparing the 69 machines to the meticulous standards expected of Hoffman equipment. Matt Hummel, the 2021 USAC National Chief Mechanic of the Year, will also be returning in 2023 as crew chief, enabling the core of the team to remain unchanged.

“My guys and I have been working together for over five years now,” Bacon explained. “Their experience and dedication are unmatched, and the chemistry we have developed over the years has played a major role in our success.”

Bacon and the Hoffman No. 69 will make their 2023 season debut at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 16-17-18 during the season’s first points year for the USAC National Sprint Car series. The 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track is where Bacon has previously claimed four victories, which is tied with Bryan Clauson and Justin Grant for the most all-time series victories at the track.

Furthermore, Bacon will pilot the Glenn Farms / Wedgewood Motorsports No. 98 for the two USAC non-points special events at Barberville, Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park on February 13-14.

The team has also announced new advertising and partnership opportunities that are available for the 2023 season.

“We are so grateful for the awesome team of supporters we have and are extremely excited to grow our program by creating new opportunities and relationships in 2023,” said Bacon. “We are focused on winning championships and are looking forward to putting together the pieces necessary to help us do that.”

Hoffman Auto Racing was formed in 1929 by August “Gus” Hoffman. His son Richard Hoffman, of Milford, Ohio, joined the family racing venture in 1956. Together, along with current President / CEO Rob Hoffman, they have produced one of the most iconic teams in open wheel racing. The 2023 season marks Hoffman Auto Racing’s 94th season of competition.

 

 

Recovery Continues for Ashton Torgerson

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting into the month of February, and with racing starting to get going in various regions of the country, Ashton Torgerson’s recovery from a violent Chili Bowl accident continue.

Going into his recent checkup last week, Torgerson’s doctors are pleased with his recovery, but do note he still has some healing to do. Hoping to get cleared to race at some point in February, Torgerson is scheduled for another checkup at the end of the month before any clearance can be issues meaning he won’t be cleared to return to racing until March at the soonest.

With a couple of big races on the schedule in March, the Rowdy Energy athlete is poised to be patient and continue to rest in hopes of being cleared to return to racing action in March in Arizona.

The Torgerson family again wants to thank everyone for their continued outreach and support as Ashton continues to recover.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson’s next event is TBD at this time.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

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

 


 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Kicking Off Third Season Together at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 1, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports begins the 2023 campaign next week in Florida, where David Gravel returns to pilot the No. 2 sprint car on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trail for the third straight year.

The team posted a runner-up result in the championship standings last year for the second straight season and is eyeing a coveted championship this season.

"We have three guys on our team that have all worked together so I know we have the equipment and the people," Gravel said. "There were about three nights you wish you could take away last year, but that's racing. I think we're more than capable of accomplishing all of our goals this year. We were so close to so many amazing things last year. One more step and we're there."

It all begins Feb. 7-11 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, which hosts a pair of Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions contests prior to the first three World of Outlaws races of the season.

After wet weather canceled the two All Star races during the DIRTcar Nationals last year, Gravel posted finishes of fourth and second prior to earning a triumph during the event finale. It was his first career World of Outlaws victory at Volusia Speedway Park and secured the DIRTcar Nationals title.

"It's nice that I can leave my house in the morning and be at Volusia that day to race," the Florida resident noted. "It's exciting to get the season started after sitting around all offseason. Last year was my most successful DIRTcar Nationals overall. We were good and finished strong every night. That was a good way to start off the season. Hopefully we go there with the same amount of speed and have an opportunity to win some races this year."

Gravel has been stout at the half-mile oval, where he has recorded a top 10 during each of his last 15 races dating back to 2019. He has at least one top-10 result during the DIRTcar Nationals since 2011. Nine of those years featured a top-five finish, including six with a podium.

"It's a fast track so if it's narrow it will be fast around the cushion and hammer down," he said. "When it gets real exciting is when the A Main comes and the top gets real far around and the bottom comes into play. That's where I pride myself on finding a lane before others do or I can run the bottom well. That's when Volusia gets really fun."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 7-11 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

Introducing the Flocon Tri State Series
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is heading to Blue Ribbon Raceway this
Saturday night and teams will be racing for $2K to win. The show is RD 1 of the 3 round mini-series
bought to you by Flocon Engineering. The Tri State Series pays $2K to win at each of the 3 race
meetings and the overall winner also picks up another $3K. Heartland Raceway, Moama on Feb 18th
and Borderline Raceway, Mt Gambier on March 4th are the remaining dates.
All Star Rookie Chris Temby in the Foster Transport owned V18 was one of the first to nominate for
the show. Temby was just a few of the All Star Regulars that bolted in a 410 and had a run at the
Classic. D26 Young gun Todd Moule another with both teams having successful attempts. Paul
‘Cyclone’ Solomon is making his return for the season to the All Stars and the past Champ always
puts on a show in the V7. SA33 Mark Caruso, V78 Chris Campbell, V65 Kane Newcombe V93 Travis
Millar, V71 Marcus Green, VA75 Donnaz, Dan Scott, VA2 BJ Harris, NT52 Jabba Bolitho, NS22 Jarreth
Argus are all lining up to support the series and Flocon Engineering.
“The Flocon Tri State Series is the revamped version of the old King of the River mini-series we used
to run. As times change and our race tracks change we found it necessary to revamp it. We still want
to add a next level to our shows offering more dollars so we now have the Tri State Series over 3
rounds in 3 states. It’s a pretty cool addition to our regular shows.” Promoter Searle said.
Saturday February 4th – Blue Ribbon Raceway Horsham

 

POWRi 305 Sprint 2023 Season Schedule

Belleville, IL. (1/30/2023) Expanding while evolving to meet the demand for cost-effective and competitive sprint car racing throughout the Show-Me State, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series will debut with an eager twenty-eight event schedule in 2023.

Currently, venues planning on participating in the debut season of the POWRi 305 Sprint Series include Bolivar Speedway, Callaway Raceway, Central Missouri Speedway, I-70 Motorsports Park, Lake Ozark Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Midway Speedway, and US-36 Raceway with other facilities in negotiations for competitions as tracks form their yearly schedules.

Competing members will earn points based on a sliding scale system, as ten entries are considered a full field and receive full points, with the best twenty performances throughout the season judged in the yearly points chase. The highest points earner from the season will gain the honor of the 2023 POWRi 305 Sprint Champion.

POWRi 305 Sprint Series 2023 Schedule:
4/14/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
4/15/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
4/28/2023 | Callaway Raceway | Fulton, MO
4/29/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | Open Wheel Classis
5/5/2023 | Midway Speedway | Lebanon, MO
5/12/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
5/19/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
5/26/2023 | Callaway Raceway | Fulton, MO
5/27/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Spring Sprint Showdown
5/28/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Spring Sprint Showdown
6/2/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
6/9/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
*6/15/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | Thursday Night Thunder | OCRS
*6/16/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | POWRi Double | OCRS
*6/17/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Fathers-Day Wing-Fest | OCRS
6/23/2023 | Callaway Raceway | Fulton, MO
6/30/2023 | Central Missouri Speedway | Warrensburg, MO
7/1/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
7/14/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
7/21/2023 | US-36 Raceway | Osborn, MO | 36 Summer Nationals | IMCA
7/28/2023 | Callaway Raceway | Fulton, MO
8/11/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
8/25/2023 | Callaway Raceway | Fulton, MO
9/1/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Triple Sprint Showdown
9/2/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Triple Sprint Showdown
9/3/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Triple Sprint Showdown
9/8/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
10/13/2023 | Bolivar Speedway | Bolivar, MO
*Non-Points

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. Rules and guidelines are available online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=786421. All entrants are required to present a valid hard card/identification of a sealed engine to assist in tech inspection.

The full yearly increasing point fund for the POWRi 305 Sprint Series can be found at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=791427. Mandatory membership is required for all drivers in all divisions participating at POWRi Sanctioned tracks. A breakdown of the POWRi Points System can be found online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=786420.

Tracks and competitors that are wanting more information about the growth of the POWRi 305 Sprint Series can reach POWRi for details about sanctioning, memberships, schedules, and more at www.powri.com/contact.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Facebook at POWRi StockMod.

 

 

BRODY ROA SWEEPS USAC/CRA OPENING WEEKEND AT THE COCOPAH SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, January 29, 2023) Three weeks ago, veteran sprint car racer Brody Roa did not know if he would be racing at this past weekend’s USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series 24th season-opening weekend at the Cocopah Speedway. In a career-changing move one week later, Roa joined forces with Inland Rigging’s Tommy and Christy Dunkel. That move paid immediate dividends as he not only made the opener, but also scored wins in both main events on the Arizona oval. The victories were his 14th and 15th in USAC/CRA competition which places him fifth on the series all-time win list. thumbnail2.jpg Holding his daughter Addison, Roa talks to fans after sweeping the USAC/CRA weekend. Roa family photo.

To say the effort to get ready for the races was a thrash is an understatement. The team finished the car on Thursday night and it was so fresh it did not have all the decals in place. Nonetheless, it was fast from the opening lap of hot laps on Friday all the way through the final checkered flag on Saturday. It was faster than anyone expected as it was the first time Roa ever turned laps using a DRC chassis.

When people think of Arizona they think of extreme heat. However, the winters in the “Copper State” can be cold. With a breeze blowing at the track that is located 10 minutes north of the USA/Mexican border, and a temperature dipping into the low 40s each night, fans were more than a little chilly. But Roa and the other cars kept them warmed up with exciting racing each night.

Roa, who turned 32 years old two days prior to the opening race, made his first qualifying effort in his new steed a good one when he timed in third quickest at 16.575 on Friday night. That placed him in the first 10-lap heat race of the season where he started fifth and finished fourth in his initial outing in the white #17R.

For the main event, the Garden Grove, California star began on the outside of row two in fourth. In front of the Speed Sport TV cameras, he picked off the third and second-place drivers and patiently stalked the leader. Perseverance paid off and he snatched the lead away on lap 19. The talented driver methodically pulled away for a comfortable victory in his first time driving for the Dunkel’s.

“First win for the new team,” the happy victor told the crowd after the race. “It is pretty awesome to come out of the gate swinging like that. We just got this new DRC chassis and just finished it up last night. I think that is a good start to it. About six days ago, I thought I was only racing this weekend for sure. I have to thank Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, and Tom and Christy Dunkel. They stepped up huge and I just have to give a huge thank you to them.”

“I was calling Joe Devin (the owner of DRC) all night with ideas about what we were doing,” the excited driver continued. “I sent him a text before the feature telling him what I was doing and he said that was all good stuff. When I was behind Tommy (Tommy Malcolm who held Roa at bay until the 19th circuit), he was good. He screwed up once down here before the caution and I thought I had a shot, but he gathered it all back in. He did a great job leading. Good job to that guy and all of those guys over there (Malcolm and his team). They were a contender last year and we will probably see them a lot this year, too.”

“Man I am kind of bummed,” Roa said with a laugh. “This is the first race I have won with my two-year-old daughter Addison here (at the races) and she was sleeping.”

Saturday night did not start off as well as Friday. While his qualifying time of 16.943 was less than a half second slower than his Friday attempt on the clocks, it was only good for the ninth fastest time. However, he outdistanced the field in his preliminary to record his first heat race triumph of 2023.

If there was one thing to be said about the slower qualifying time, it put Roa on the front row for the main event and he took full advantage and flew into the lead at the drop of the green. The friendly driver hung onto the lead until he was passed on the 22nd lap by his sometimes teammate at Jayson May Motorsports, Chase Johnson. It looked as though Roa would have to settle for second, but coming off turn four and heading for the white flag, Johnson, whose right rear tire was shot, threw a slider on a lapped car, jumped the cushion, and tapped the wall. Roa alertly pounced on the opportunity presented and flew into the lead. Eighteen seconds later he drove his bright white car under the checkered flag first for his second win in 24 hours.

“I thought it was over,” Roa told the appreciative crowd. “Once he (Johnson) got out front until that lapper he was clean. He was able to get off the corners a little bit better than I was. Yeah, a heartbreaker for Chase. He ran a good race. I guess we will take them how we can get them.”

“This is an exciting start to the year for sure,” Roa said about taking home both winner’s trophies on the year. “All of our phones were blowing up last night. I talked to Tom (Dunkel) last night and he was pretty stoked. Hopefully, we can continue and win a whole bunch of these this year.”

“We are over the top really,” happy car owner Dunkel said on Sunday. “We were hoping for a decent run with a brand new car, new team, and a whole new package. To go out there and sweep the weekend was a little unexpected. We are just over the top about it.”

Winning the races was very important and satisfying. However, perhaps the most important thing of the two nights for Roa came while he was holding his daughter Addison in the victory circle.

“This is super cool,” Roa gushed while smiling at the happy two-year-old in his arms. “I have won a handful of races since she was born but she hasn’t been there or she has been sleeping for all of them. I hope you are excited, Addie.”

Roa is now off until he begins a busy month on March 3rd and 4th when USAC/CRA heads to the Central Arizona Speedway. One week later he will contest the open comp. show at the Imperial Valley Raceway. On March 18th he will return to action with USAC/CRA at Perris Auto Speedway and will wrap up the month in Central California at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

50th ANNUAL RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE SET TO GO FEBRUARY 13 & 14 AT THE SHORES RESORT & SPA IN DAYTONA - RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOPS “ATTENDEE” CONTINUES
- Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year (ARPY) Voting Continues until February 1, 2023 -

Daytona Beach, Florida (January 30, 2023) – The 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops will celebrate it’s Golden Anniversary at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, February 12th, 13th and 14th.

Registration for the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops are now open. Registration online can be completed here; https://www.myracepass.com/events/433632/tickets/ or the form located here (www.promotersnewsletter.com/daytona-apply-offline/) may be filled out and returned to RPM via fax (716.685.0923) or e-mail: info@racingpromomonthly.com. This and more information can be found at www.promotersnewsletter.com. There is no “late registration” fee and registrations may be completed “at the door”.

The Shores Resort & Spa, has become the “host” hotel for the for RPM attendees and exhibitors with short notice and will surely play as a gracious host to the compelling sessions that will assemble the “Golden Anniversary” 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop sessions.

A packed agenda stands in front of attendees of the 49th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops at the Plaza Resort & Spa, which will see several new presentations including former New England superstar racer “Dynamite” Dave Dion, Renee Dupuis, Megan Hazel, Brett Deyo and others, who will bring a unique and dedicated dynamic to the loaded two-days of the Workshops.

The 47th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will also be introduced in a new session, brought to you by MyRacePass called “The Final Lap” dedicating the last hour of the Workshops on the final day to further networking and learning.

If you are looking to make reservations, make them now; the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops take place, Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. Rooms can be booked here; https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=17713&Chain=5433&arrive=2023-02-10&depart=2023-02-16&adult=1&child=0&group=2302RPMRAC - Reservation Phone Line: 386-767-3750. Please Note: If you have previously made reservations at The Plaza, those reservations will not transfer to the Shores and a new reservation must be made.

The 50th Annual RPM Workshops in Reno or Daytona stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide. The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops will take place, November 28, 29 & 30, 2023.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

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RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – Subject to change, additional topics and presenters

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2023;

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. RPM@DAYTONA Workshop Credentials **Exhibitors Area ***

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023;

8:00 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area (Top Floor) at the Shores Advanced and late-entry credentials available.

8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, products and services for promoters and short tracks.

9:45 a.m. PROMOTERS’ WELCOME, The Eldorado Resort & Casino (Dennis version – introduce Joe Skotnicki for very brief welcome remarks…)

9:45 a.m. 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops Opening

9:55 a.m. DAVE DION; The passionate racer that understands both sides.

10:15 a.m.; SEAN FOSTER; One of the “newest” promoters in short track racing, turns the tables on the room. As a new, young promoter, Foster is going to present what he’s learned and then ask the room the questions to help him advance his business. A new session for the Workshops.

11:00 a.m. TBD; “Special Guest”

11:30 a.m.; KENDRA JACOBS, a different perspective at “Our Business”.

12:00-1:25 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:25 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, announcements and introduction of special guests;
PAUL UNDERWOOD – K&K Insurance (May be Steve Sinclair Speaking)
PAUL MENTING – Hoosier Racing Tire

1:45 p.m. CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE; STATE OF THE CRATE, Chevrolet Performance, “State of the Crate” direct from one of the top executives at Chevrolet Performance.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – EXHIBITOR EXHIBITION TIME – Spend time with our vendors and enjoy a refreshment. There is a homework assignment. If you are a promoter, by the end of the show on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, collect and turn a business card from each vendor and your topic discussed with each exhibitor, that will be turned in at the registration desk. The Promoter with the most meaningful visits will win a prize announced at the final session of the Workshops presented by MyRacePass.

2:30-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: .

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM

2:45-3:45 p.m. “THE JODY SESSION” led by Renee Dupuis. Dupuis, a former racer, is an advocate of females in the sport and their success. She is now a promotional partner in the Monaco Modified Series she will lead an entire session devoted to “Women in the Promotional Business…” named after Jody Deery, this session will be featured at each workshop.

3:45-4:15 p.m. THE LIVE STREAM – A-TO-Z; led by Chris Graner (Speed Sport) and Kendra Jacobs (Flo Racing)

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM

2:45-3:45 p.m. TICKETS, TICKETS, TICKETS… RPM Takes a look at Ticketing

3:45-4:15 p.m. CHUCK DEERY’S SIGNATURE – 25 ideas session with new and refreshed ideas. The former Auto Racing Promoter of the Year and successful Promoter at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Wisc

MAIN ROOM;

4:15-5:00 p.m. ASK AN ARPY – Past Auto Racing Promoters of the Year take to the stage to answer a multitude of questions.

5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS, ADJOURNMENT

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023;

8:15 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area at the Eldorado Advanced and late-entry credentials available.

8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, Continental breakfast, products and services for promoters and short tracks.

9:30 a.m. WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS; Sponsor Presentations;

9:45 a.m. ARPY 46, JOE KOSISKI, Joe Kosiski, owner and operator of I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and a Late Model Touring Series in the Midwest.

10:15 a.m. BRETT DEYO, Deyo has become one of the most successful ticketing selling promoters in the Northeast’s dense market. He is here to help you enhance your ticket sales with what he has found successful in the promotional world.

10:45 a.m. ANNUAL CASE LAW SUMMARY: Paul Tetreault, Agajanian, McFall, Weiss, Tetreault, & Crist, LLP review the the year’s case law decisions.

11:15 a.m. MOTORSPORTS, GENERAL LAW DISCUSSION; Tetreault updates attendees on the circumstances that surround our environment (open to written questions).

12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, followed by Concurrent Sessions: with influential topics presented in two rooms.

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PRO-BONO HOUR, Tetreault takes an hour to discuss topics individually.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – PROMOTING THE BIG EVENT IN A DIGITAL AGE, hosted by Paul & David Arute from Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut.

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – FAN INTERACTION, A “HOW TO”, Megan Hazel, World Racing Group

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – THE ART OF THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM AND ANNOUNCING; Ralph Sheheen

3:00-3:45 p.m. – CONCESSIONS, WHAT SELLS? WHAT DOESN’T? SPECIALTY ITEMS? Levi Swanson, Restaurant/Concession Consultant Maplevale Farms

MAIN ROOM
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. – MYRACEPASS PRESENTS "THE FINAL LAP"; 5 minutes with Josh Holt, meet the RPM “Event of the Year” winner and the introduction of the 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Enjoy, please remain safe, with a safe journey home or continuing enjoying the exciting racing action throughout Volusia County and all of Florida.

Please note that this a preliminary schedule that is a tentative draft, with subjects and topics that may change.

 

 

TrueTimber Camo returns to CJB Motorsports as title sponsor for 2023 World of Outlaws campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (January 31, 2023) - After what proved to be a successful venture since joining CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston at the midpoint of the 2022 World of Outlaws season, TrueTimber Camo, the world’s best-selling camo brand, will return to the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based motorsports program in 2023, continuing a combined quest in not only introducing TrueTimber Camo’s variety and selection to sprint car fans from coast to coast, but ultimately track down a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship.

Based in Inman, South Carolina, TrueTimber offers an extensive line of apparel and accessories, all of which researched and tested to assure effective and lifelike camo patterns. Like 2022, Bayston’s CJB Motorsports No. 5 will showcase a variety of TrueTimber Camo patterns during the new year including the currently featured RipTide, which will make its official debut during the World of Outlaws opener at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida, on Thursday, February 9.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with TrueTimber Camo. This partnership has proved beneficial to both parties, and I’m confident their support will ultimately help us contend for a World of Outlaws championship,” said Chad Clemens, owner of CJB Motorsports. “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to compete in front of such a compassionate and brand loyal fanbase, and it's their return support for TrueTimber that makes this relationship work. I’m confident only big things are ahead for this team.”

"We are so excited to be onboard the No. 5 car again this year and we are looking forward to another great season," said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. "Spencer and the CJB team connected us to so many new fans in 2022 and really helped grow our footprint in the World of Outlaws arena. It was exciting to see Spencer earn the Rookie of the Year title and have so much success last year and we can't wait to see what the future holds for him and the rest of the team."

To learn about the entire TrueTimber product line, and to see all available patterns, visit TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

ABOUT TRUETIMBER: Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide array of clothing items and accessories, featuring a variety of distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Dover Racing Limited Sprint Car Schedule After Assuming Crew Chief Role for Estenson

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Jan. 31, 2023) - The 2023 season will feature a major change for Jack Dover, who shifts his primary focus to a new role.

Dover has teamed with up-and-coming driver Tim Estenson, who has relocated his family race team to Dover's home state of Nebraska. Dover will serve as the crew chief throughout the team's 90-plus race schedule of 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car events.

"I'm driven to win," Dover said. "I wouldn't be doing this with someone who I didn't see to be a winner. I see a ton of talent in Tim. He's an aggressive driver who likes to take care of his equipment. I see him doing big things and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Dover won't leave the seat completely as he is eyeing a 22-race schedule, competing at events in the Midwest when he can do double duty with Estenson also racing. Events with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and High Limit Sprint Car Series highlight the tentative plan for Dover.

"I am not done racing," he said. "That was a stipulation, that I could still race. I want to go to the bigger races. Most likely when I race it'll be at events we're already going to with Tim.

"I want to thank all of my partners for their continued support in this new endeavor. Even though my schedule will be about half of what it normally has been the last few years I still have the same expectation to battle for the win every time I compete."

Dover's first scheduled event behind the wheel is April 7 at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the World of Outlaws.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot this year."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Opening Ambitious Season in Florida With USAC National Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - Mt. POCONO, Pa. (Jan. 31, 2023) - Joey Amantea has lofty expectations following a career-best campaign last year.

Amantea and his family owned team will return to full-time competition with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars, aiming for a first career championship after posting his first-ever non-wing sprint car feature victory and a fourth-place finish in the championship standings last season.

The team's schedule also showcases an increase in the number of 410ci non-wing sprint car events, including five straight with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars to kick off the season - Feb. 13-14 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals and Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., during the Winter Dirt Games XIV.

"I'd like to make the shows every night and get at least one top 10," he said. "From everything I've watched Volusia seems similar to Selinsgrove in a way with the big, sweeping turns, whereas Bubba is a complete curve ball. Just gaining experience is what I'm mostly looking forward to."

Amantea, who has Brian Zyck returning as the crew chief, currently has more than 65 non-wing sprint car races on the calendar along with a handful of micro sprint shows.

"We're doing a lot of 410s," he said. "I think with running the eight shows we did last year, from where we started to how we finished I built a lot of confidence in myself and the car. More seat time will lead to better results. I think it will also help our 360 program.

"My goal this year with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars is to have five wins and win the championship. And with the 410 stuff I'd like to qualify for the feature and be competitive in every USAC race. When we run with the BOSS Series I'd like to podium or get a win. We have a lot of expectations, but also want to have fun."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 13-14 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals and Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Winter Dirt Games XIV with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/ .

"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING OPENS NEW ERA WITH SOUTHWEST REGION DEBUT THIS SATURDAY AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

Watsonville, Calif. (January 31, 2023) – The new Southwest Region of Western Midget Racing fires off for its inaugural championship chase on Saturday night from the Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. The one-fifth mile dirt track hosts its first of seven appearances for WMR in 2023, part of a 13-race slate for the drivers in the Southwest championship.

NOW600 Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints will also be competing. Pit passes are $40 for adults and any participant, $15 for ages 5-12, and free for ages four and under. Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and ages four and under are free. Pit gates open at noon with a 4pm Drivers Meeting. Hot laps are at 4:30pm followed by heat races and main events. All the action can be seen live on Dirt2Media.TV as well.

Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown claimed the 2022 Adobe Mountain track championship and looks to continue his winning ways in the SW Region action. The driver of the No. 29 Ripper Chassis will have numerous contenders to fend off. Surprise, Ariz.’s Drake Edwards ended the season on a high note by claiming the $1800 prize at the Tribute to Billy Shuman. He was chased across the line by the fearless rookie Chloe High of Buckeye, Ariz. The 18-year-old High will debut a new Boss Chassis No. 3AZ entry in Saturday’s season opener. Fellow 18-year-old Dale Eliason, Jr. of Peoria will also be competing in the No. 43 Boss Chassis.

Nathan High ended the year with two wins and two fourth place finishes over the final four Adobe Mountain races. He will join a fleet of Copper State drivers gearing up for the 2023 season such as Tempe’s Chase Ferris, Phoenix’s J.R. Wood, Surprise’s Kyle Huttenhow, and many more.

The Nevada contingent has grown as well with Las Vegas’s Kyle Hawse being joined by 22-year-old Racin Silva of Henderson, Nev. this season.

In addition to seven rounds at Adobe Mountain Speedway, the Western Midget Racing Southwest Region competes twice at Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona as well this season. Four combined California and Southwest region races will commence at Ventura Raceway in what should be a highlight of the season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

(National races pay both SW & CA points)

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

3.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway (SW)

3.31 Ocean Speedway (CA)

4.1 Marysville Raceway (CA)

4.8 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW) 4.29 Ventura Raceway (National)

5.6 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

5.12 Ocean Speedway (CA)

5.13 Petaluma Speedway (CA)

6.9 Ocean Speedway (CA)

6.10 Petaluma Speedway (CA) 6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* (National)

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* (CA)

7.28 Ocean Speedway (CA)

7.29 Antioch Speedway (CA)

8.11 Ocean Speedway (CA)

8.12 Marysville Raceway (CA) 8.26 Ventura Raceway (National)

9.16 Adobe Mountain Speedway (SW)

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway (SW)

10.21 Ventura Raceway (National)

11.10 & 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway *Tribute to Billy Shuman* (SW)

 

 

Twenty-Date 2023 Schedule for POWRi West Midget League
Belleville, IL. (1/30/2023) Striving to provide outstanding stand-alone racing action while adding to the National Midget scene, the POWRi West Midget League readies for 2023 with a twenty-event schedule planned from March until October throughout Oklahoma and Missouri.

Reverting to guidelines of previous seasons, stand-alone POWRi West events will continue under the same unchanged point format, whereas events run in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League will give bonus points for West members. (Ex. The highest placing West member will receive first place points, with the second-highest West finisher getting second place points, continuing with all West finishers throughout the results within the POWRi West League Championship.)

Continually serving as the POWRi West Midget League season opener while joining the POWRi National Midget the early yearly action of the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge will begin at Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 23rd, with the Leagues then traveling to Port City Raceway for two nights of action on March 24-25.

Ongoing as a fan-favorite mainstay of yearly-doubleheader weekend racing with the POWRi National Midget League, the Mid-MO Nationals will kick off at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Friday, May 5th followed by a trip to the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks,’ on Saturday, May 6th for the Twelfth Annual Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Stand-alone events will populate the seasonal agenda with several trips scheduled for the familiar running grounds of I-44 Riverside Speedway(4/22, 5/20, 6/17, 7/29, & 9/30) and Port City Raceway(5/13 & 8/26).

POWRi National & West Midget Leagues and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series will continue the great working relationship while expanding on that partnership in 2023. A total of five events will be contested in conjunction with POWRi West including the Ironman 55 on August 4-5, and the final championship weekend in Oklahoma.

Steeped in tradition the POWRi National & West Midget Leagues will continue with key honorary events including the Third Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55(10/12) as well as the two-day celebration of the Nineteenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial(10/13 & 10/14) to wrap up the 2023 season.

POWRi West Midget League 2023 Tentative Schedule:
*3/23/2023 | Creek County Speedway | Sapulpa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
*3/24/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
*3/25/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
4/22/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK
*5/5/2023 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | Mid-MO Nationals
*5/6/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 12th Annual Open Wheel Showdown
5/13/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK
5/20/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK
6/17/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK
*6/30/2023 | TBA
*7/1/2023 | TBA
7/29/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK
~*8/4/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
~*8/5/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
8/26/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK
9/30/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK
*10/11/2023 | Creek County Speedway | Sapulpa, OK | Sooner State Showdown
~*10/12/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | 4th Annual DRC Sooner State 55
~*10/13/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | Meents Memorial
~*10/14/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | Meents Memorial

*In conjunction with POWRi National Midget League
~ In conjunction with Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. Mandatory membership is required for all drivers in all divisions participating at POWRi Sanctioned tracks. In order to be eligible for the point fund, members must participate in at least 80% of the completed events during the season.

Follow along for more information on the POWRi West Midget League and other items such as complete schedules, race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Clinton County Speedway Set to Begin 35th Season of Operations

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Fair Association is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the 2023 racing season at the 1/3 mile oval. The season will feature 26 events with a weekly division headlined by the RaceSaver Sprint Cars or the Limited Late Models. There are also several special events that complement the 35th Anniversary Season.

“We have our traditional fan favorite events, but we also added some new events for the 35th anniversary season,” says race promoter Jason McCahan. “Our signature sponsor, NAPA/Toner Auto Parts with locations in Mill Hall and Jersey Shore will present several marquee events including two 410 Sprint Car Events.” On Friday, July 14th, the 410s will headline a special 35th anniversary event. The 410 Sprint Cars return for the second annual Phil Walter Classic paying $6,300 to win on Saturday, August 12th.”

The 2023 season will begin with a Sunday afternoon event featuring the RaceSaver sprints on April 16th. “We are permitted to race one Sunday afternoon per season,” explained McCahan. “We will start the season with an afternoon event hoping for a warm afternoon to kick off the 354th anniversary season.” The following week, the speedway will transition back to its traditional Friday nights with the Limited Late Models.

The East Coast Wingless Sprints, presented by Bill’s Happy Camper will take place on Friday, May 19th. The URC Sprint Series will also return on Friday July 21st presented by NAPA Toner/Toner Auto Parts.

New events for 2023 include two special speedweek series events. The opening night of the Appalachian Mountains Super Late Model Series will take place at Clinton County Speedway on June 9th. The Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek will make its inaugural visit to the Clinton County on Tuesday night, July 18th.

The RaceSaver Sprint Cars, with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series, will have their traditional two day show on June 30th and July 1st. “This race weekend continues to grow for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, with the Founders Cup on Friday and the Nittany 40 on Saturday,” adds McCahan.

The Central PA Legends will return for 4 races in 2023 after many fans and drivers raved about their shows in 2022. The Legends will compete on June 23, July 14, August 12 and September 15h.

The 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Pro Stock and 4 Cylinders will compete on a regular basis.

Tickets for the annual Awards banquet are currently on sale at the speedway’s website. The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 25th at the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company’s banquet facility in Loganton. Tickets must be purchased by February 10th.

The speedway is still accepting marketing partners for the 20232 season. For the latest speedway information, visit the speedway’s website at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

2023 Tentative Schedule

Sunday, April 16th – Afternoon Season Opener - RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Winged 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders 1PM Start Time

Friday, April 21: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, April 28: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Winged 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May5: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 12: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Winged 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 19: USAC East Coast Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Wingless 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 26: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4 Cylinders

Friday, June 2: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4 Cylinders

Friday, June 9: Appalachian Mountains Super Late Model Speedweek, Sam Ray Memorial, Pro Stocks & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 16: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Wingless 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 23: Limited Late Models, Central PA Legends, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 30: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Wingless 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Saturday July 1: RaceSaver Sprints Nittany 40, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 7: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4 Cylinders

Friday, July 14: RaceSaver Sprints, Central PA Legends, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Tuesday, July 18: Hyper Racing Wingless 600 Micro Speedweek & 270 Micros

Friday, July 21: URC Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 28: No Racing – Racers’ Summer Vacation

Friday, August 4: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, August 11: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Wingless 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Saturday, August 12: 410 Sprint Cars Phil Walter Classic, Central PA Legends & 4-Cylinders

Friday, August 18: Limited Late Models, EMMR Vintage Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4-Cylinders.

Friday, August 25: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Winged 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 1: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Wingless 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 8: Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial for Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 15: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, Central PA Legends & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 22: No Racing – Truckers for Hope Event

Saturday, September 30: Limited Late Models, Pro Stock Nationals, 270 Micro Sprints and 4-Cylinders

** Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change

 

 

CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston welcome Rothco as primary partner for 2023 World of Outlaws season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (January 30, 2023) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s CJB Motorsports and 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award winner, Spencer Bayston, are pleased to welcome Rothco as a primary partner for the 2023 season, set to make their official debut during the World of Outlaws lid lifter at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida, on Thursday, February 9.

A surefire benefit to both entities, CJB Motorsports and Rothco will not only collaborate in bringing success to Bayston’s sophomore campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt, but they will work together in attracting an all-new market toward America’s foremost wholesale supplier of military, tactical and outdoor products. Headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, Rothco’s catalog promotes an extensive selection featuring, but not limited to, clothing, outerwear, headwear, footwear, as well as bags and packs.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Rothco to the CJB Motorsports family,” said Chad Clemens, owner of the familiar CJB Motorsports No. 5. “I’m confident we will do our part in promoting their brand to fans from coast to coast, all while competing at the highest level and ultimately contending for a World of Outlaws championship. We hope to build on this relationship and work toward even bigger opportunities in the future. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m ready to get started.”

As mentioned, Rothco and CJB Motorsports will make their competitive debut at Volusia Speedway Park, activating their 2023 World of Outlaws title chase with three straight nights of competition in Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals.

An impressive rookie campaign nonetheless, Bayston and CJB Motorsports acquired 39 top-ten finishes in 2022 with two victories along the way - Bristol Motor Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway. Bristol’s triumph earned the team a $25,000 payday.

“We are pleased to introduce race fans to the iconic Rothco brand through this partnership with CJB motorsports,” said Scott Sincerbeaux, Rothco’s Chief Executive Officer. “With apparel, footwear and gear in the Military, Tactical, Work and Outdoor categories, we believe our partnership will help us expand the Rothco brand presence to race fans across the country. Chad, Barry, Spencer and the CJB Motorsports team are a formidable operation and we look forward to our partnership.”

ABOUT ROTHCO: Rothco is the foremost supplier of military, tactical, outdoor, and workwear products. Founded in 1953 by Milton Somberg, Rothco, a family-owned business, provides military clothing and outdoor retailers with top-quality merchandise and the finest service anywhere. Today as Rothco embarks on its 70th year of business, its authentic and dependable apparel and gear can be found across the globe. Fans are invited to learn more about Rothco online at www.rothco.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Ryan Timms Scores Season Opening Win at Volusia Speedway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking advantage of a USCS Race at Volusia Speedway Park to get laps at the high speed ½ mile prior to the impending World of Outlaws Series and All Star Circuit of Champions events, Ryan Timms exceeded personal expectations as he picked up a dominating win on Friday night before charging from 17th to fifth during Saturday’s finale.

“I had never raced Volusia Speedway Park prior to last weekend, so I went into the weekend just aiming for a couple of Top-5’s,” Ryan Timms said. “After hot laps and time trials, I knew we had a really good car on Friday night, but I didn’t know we would be that strong.”

Timms got off to a stout start on Friday night as he timed the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T entry in second fastest in his qualifying group before pocketing a second-place finish in his heat race.

Finding himself third on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature event, Timms made a big move in the first turn as he slipped into the lead and never looked back. Out front, the Oklahoma City, OK native showed that he was the class of the field as he quickly gapped the competition and wasted no time reaching the back of the pack.

Able to navigate with precision through traffic, Timms went on to pick up the win by over 7.5 seconds and lapped up to eighth place in doing so.

Back in action on Saturday night for the final night of USCS action, Timms battled an issue in time trials that relegated him to sixth fastest in his group aboard the Premier Truck Group/WFX/IWX Motor Freight entry.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Timms garnered as many event points as he could as he worked his way to a fourth-place finish in his heat.

Forced into a ‘B’ Main after narrowly missing the points cut off for the feature, Timms handled business from the pole as he raced to the win and successfully punched his ticket into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 17th starting position, Timms was patient in the early laps as he picked his spots carefully racing in dirty air. Racing into the Top-10 on the 15th lap, Timms got stronger as laps continued to click off.

Jumping into seventh with just seven laps left in the race, a Top-5 finish was now feasible as he closed in on the cars running in fifth and sixth.

With two to go, Timms was able to race into fifth and close his weekend out with an impressive charge and a fifth-place finish.

“Once we were able to figure out our issues in qualifying Saturday, we were back to where we were Friday, but we were in a really deep hole,” Timms added. “30-laps wasn’t enough to get to the front from 17th, but we had a really fast car and had a really good run to fifth. I am happy with it and am looking forward to getting back to Volusia Speedway Park next week with the 410ci car. I also really want to thank my guys for all of their hard work, and all of our partners for supporting us in 2023.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

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

ON TAP: Timms returns to action this Friday and Saturday as he will take on the All Star Circuit of Champions at Senoia Raceway in Georgia.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

 

 

PA Sprint Series Celebrating 25th Anniversary Starting at Racing Xtravaganza in York

In 2023, the River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Series will celebrate 25 years of the best economy sprint car racing, beginning with a booth at the annual Racing Xtravaganza show Friday and Saturday (Feb. 3-4) in York.

The season’s first race is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Thirty-five races are scheduled for the anniversary season, with the possibility of more being added. Once again, the series will be characterized by close racing with youngsters and veterans matching wits and talent in sprint cars powered by RaceSaver rules sealed engines. That national rules package is shared by regional series and tracks throughout the country, with an estimated 700+ cars competing nationally.

IMCA, the nation’s oldest sanctioning body, sanctions the series nationally.

Last season, 13 different drivers took the feature checkered flag in PASS races, despite a dominating performance by Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, who won 12 races, tying the best single-season performance in series history. Bard also captured his unprecedented third straight championship.

He is now the all-time PASS victories leader with 33 wins, and he was the IMCA/RaceSaver national champion in 2020.

Bard has said he plans to travel more in 2023 and doesn’t plan to run for another title, but he’ll return frequently, along with a host of other contenders, including 2022 rookie-of-the-year Logan Spahr of Lewisberry, who held off Bard to win the season-ending Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the series’ Super Bowl-equivalent event.

Austin Reed of Etters, Doug Dodson of Middletown, Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, and Kruz Kepner of Kreamer, who completed the top five in the 2023 standings, also should be back. Each was a feature winner.

They will tackle a schedule that has more than half its races on the big half-miles of Selinsgrove (11 events) and Port Royal (10). The quarter-mile Path Valley “bullring” has 5 races scheduled. Other events are set to be held at Bedford, Big Diamond, Bloomsburg, Hagerstown, Lincoln, and Williams Grove, with additions still possible.

PASS is grateful for the return of River Valley Builders of Selinsgrove as its series sponsor. The company is a leader and innovator in custom manufactured homes, serving a broad region of Pennsylvania and New York.

PASS also appreciates Apache Tree Service and Penns Valley Meat Market, which are its sponsors at Selinsgrove and Port Royal, respectively. The PA Game Commission also is expected to finalize plans soon for its sponsorship involvement again this year, and there are multiple contingency award sponsors.

A number of new drivers have indicated plans to compete, and they will face series veterans starting with Mike Alleman of Port Royal, who raced in the first-ever PASS event on April 24, 1999, at Hesston Speedway.

PASS began when Pennsylvanians took notice of a new rules package developed by Virginia racer and entrepreneur French Grimes, whose Virginia Sprint Series had begun in 1997. In ’98, an exhibition season of six races was run, including RaceSaver cars and competitors in a 4-cylinder sprint series in Pennsylvania. The success of that effort resulted in a full schedule of events in ’99, all at Hesston.

Path Valley Speedway joined the tour in 2000, Clinton County and Trail-Way Speedways ran their first events in 2001, and within the next three years, Port Royal, Williams Grove, Lincoln, BAPS/Susquehanna, Bedford, and Gamblers/Hidden Valley had all run PASS races.

About 10 years ago, a second regional series, which became the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, was created, and several of the early PASS tracks now run with that group handling primary sanction.

While quite a few former RaceSaver drivers now compete in 410, 358, or 360 sprints, others have remained faithful to PASS. Alleman, Duke, Erin Statler of Carlisle, Reed Thompson of Petersburg, and Ryan Lynn of Hollidaysburg, have all driven more than 200 PASS races, as have a couple of other drivers who primarily run Laurel Highlands events today.

The Selinsgrove season opener will be followed by events at Port Royal (4/8), Williams Grove (4/14), and Path Valley (4/15). The season will conclude with the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal on October 21.

The Racing Xtravaganza show will be open from 3:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

For the latest schedule and other news about the River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

 

Big events, increased pay-outs highlight Attica Raceway Park 2023 season

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2023 race season at Attica Raceway Park will feature not only some of the best touring series in the country but the weekly competition will see an increase in pay-out money. The 24 scheduled events at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant will pay out over $720,000 in feature money in 2023. It all kicks off Friday, March 17 (rain date of March 18).

“Our crew has been very busy in the off-season making improvements to the track and facility and planning an aggressive 2023 season. None of this could be possible without the tremendous support of our fans, race teams and marketing partners,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

“Thanks to John and all the sponsors we are able to increase purses in 2023. Just like our operational costs have gone up, we know race teams have seen a big increase in the cost of racing and hopefully this will help,” added Andrew Morfier, Director of Operations.

The highlights for the Callies Performance Products 410 Sprints in 2023 include two appearances of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – the Kistler Engines Classic on Friday, May 19 and the 35th Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics on Tuesday, July 11. The May 19 event will pay $10,000 to win while the BDC will shell out $15,000 to win. Reserved seats for both World of Outlaw events are available at https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89891#/event/E89891 and https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89892#/event/E89892

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints presented by Mobil 1 will make five stops at Attica in 2023. The Core and Main Spring Nationals will take place Friday, April 7 ($6,000 to win) and Saturday, April 8 ($6,000 to win). There is a rain date of April 14 and April 15 if BOTH April 7 and 8 are rained out.

The All Stars return to open Ohio Sprint Speedweek Friday, June 9 for the Bert and Brigitte Emick Classic. The Attica Ambush returns with the All Stars for Great Lakes Truck Centers weekend, Friday, Sept. 1 ($6,000) to win and Saturday, Sept. 2 ($12,000 to win). There will be free camping for the weekend.

There will be nine events for the 410 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group with each paying $4,000 to win.

The Propane.Com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Models will see an increased weekly purse totaling $6,870 in 2023 with feature events paying $1,500 to win weekly.

Highlights of the 20 race season for the late models will be:

- Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night, Friday, May 5, paying $3,000 to win/$300 to start with a total A-main purse of $13,125.

- Mid-Season Championship Night (double points) Friday, June 2; Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night, June 9; Attica Ambush Night #1, Sept. 1; and Season Championship Night, Sept. 8, all paying $2,000 to win

- Four Attica/Oakshade Late Model Series events

The Fremont Fence and Guardrail 305 Sprints will compete in 20 events at Attica in 2023 and will see an increased weekly purse totaling $5,510 and paying $1,000 to win.

There will be nine 305 NAPA of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales events.

Also, on Baumann Auto Group/Venture Visionary Partners Night, April 21 presented by Gressman Powersports; Kistler Engines Classic Night, May 19, Mid-Season championship Night presented by Griff’s Engines, July 28; Attica Ambush Night #2, Sept. 2 and Season Championship Night, Sept. 8, will all pay $1,200 to win

For the fans, the traditional Fan Appreciation Night will take place Friday, June 30 with general admission at $15 along with $1 hot dogs, 50-cent popcorn and an open pits session to meet the drivers.

Attica Raceway Park 2023 Schedule

Friday, March 17 - Construction Equipment & Supply Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Saturday March 18)

Friday, March 24 - Underground Utilities Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Saturday March 25)

Friday, March 31 - Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, April 7 - Core & Main Spring Nationals – All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints ($6,000 to Win), UMP Late Models

Saturday, April 8 - Core & Main Spring Nationals – All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints ($6,000 to Win), 305 Sprints

Friday, April 14 - Erie Blacktop / Smith Paving Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Saturday April 15) ***(Rain date All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints 4/14 & 4/15 if lose both 4/7 & 4/8)***

Friday, April 21 - Baumann Auto Group / Venture Visionary Partners Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win) UMP Late Models, AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,200 to win) presented by Gressman Powersports

Friday, April 28 - Craig Miller Trucking / Bucyrus Road Materials Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win), UMP LM’s, AFCS 305 Sprints

Friday, May 5 - Stillwater Metal / Bazell Race Fuels Night – UMP Late Models ($3,000 to Win), 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks + Vintage Cars

Friday, May 12- Eric Phillips 35th Anniversary Classic – Edward Jones of Clyde / Mike Neill Financial Advisor/ American Powersports of Findlay & Sandusky Night – AFCS 410’s ($4,000 to Win), Attica / Oakshade LM’s, AFCS 305’s

Friday, May 19 - World of Outlaws Sprints – Kistler Engines Classic ($10,000 to Win), 305 Sprints ($1,200 to Win)

Friday, May 26- Steinle Chevrolet – Buick in Clyde / Norwalk Concrete / True Alpha Wealth Management Night 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, June 2 - Burns Electric / Metal Master Fabrication – (Mid Season Championship Night) – DOUBLE POINTS AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win), UMP Late Models ($2,000 to Win), AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,200 to Win)

Friday, June 9 - Bert & Brigitte Emick Classic - Ohio Sprint Speedweek – Ohio Laborers / Ohio Cat Night All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints ($6,000 to Win), UMP Late Models ($2,000 to Win)

Friday, June 23- Croghan Colonial Bank / Ferguson Waterworks Night – AFCS 410’s ($4,000 to Win), Attica / Oakshade LM Series, AFCS 305’s

Friday, June 30 - Smith Family Foods / Sutton Bank (Fan Appreciation Night) - 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints($15 General Admission – Open Pit / Meet the Drivers - $1 Hot Dogs & 50 cent Popcorn)

Tuesday, July 11 - World of Outlaws Sprints ($15,000 to Win) - Ohio Logistics BRAD DOTY CLASSIC presented by Racing Optics

Friday, July 21 - Etna Supply / Hanson Aggregates Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win), ARP / Oakshade LM Series, AFCS 305 Sprints

Friday, July 28 - Ohio Truck Sales / The Adkins Group Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win), UMP Late Models, AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,200 to Win) presented by Griff’s Engines

Friday, August 18 - Kear’s Speed Shop / Wilson Tire / Five Star Maintenance Night - AFCS 410’s ($4,000 to Win), UMP LM’s, AFCS 305’s

Friday, Aug 25 - Columbus Equipment / Central Ohio Farmers Night – 410 Sprints, Attica / Oakshade Late Model Series, 305 Sprints

ATTICA AMBUSH ***FREE CAMPING***

Friday, Sept. 1 - Great Lakes Truck Centers / Murphy Tractor / Morgan Stanley Night All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints ($6,000 to Win), UMP Late Models ($2,000 to Win)

Saturday, Sept. 2 - Great Lakes Truck Centers / All Pro Aluminum Heads Night All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints ($12,000 to Win), 305 Sprints ($1,200 to Win)

Friday, Sept 8 -Kistler Racing Products / Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents Mark Keegan Classic (Rain date Fri. Sept 22) Season Championship Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to Win), UMP LM’s ($2,000 to Win) AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,200 to Win)

 

 

LOW-E REFLECTIVE INSULATION CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH JACOB ALLEN, SHARK RACING

Kym BrownJan 24, 2023 World of Outlaws Veteran will Drive Low-E Reflective Insulation Schemed 1a in Eight 2023 races

NEW OXFORD, PA - Low-E returns as an associate sponsor for Jacob Allen and Shark Racing for 2023 season. The partnership began last May with the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway. What a great beginning.

This season, Low-E Reflective Insulation will be represented on the nose wing again of the Shark Racing 1a at every World of Outlaws race in 2023. The staff from the New Oxford based Insulation Solution provider for the past 25 years is excited to have Jacob race a “Low-E Reflective Insulation” schemed car in eight races this year beginning with the final two rounds of the Low-E Reflective Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 17 and Lincoln Speedway, Saturday March 18.

Allen is coming off a career year with the Outlaws in 2022. He won five features: Lake Ozark Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Knoxville Nationals Thursday prelim and the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

He will again have his father Bobby Allen along side and his teammate Logan Schuchart on the road with him. Tyler Garber begins sixth season as car chief for the Shark Racing 1a.

The Sprint car season is scheduled to begin next week with a pair of All-Star races in Georgia and the annual Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, which begins Tuesday, February 7.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
NAPA AUTO PARTS INDOOR AUTO RACE IN ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, BOARDWALK HALL – JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 2023

DATE OF RELEASE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023

Ryan Flores Fastest Among 52 Drivers In Thurs. Practice, 600 Micros, Champ Karts & Slingshots Warm Up For Indoor Auto Racing Series Races This Friday & Saturday Inside Atlantic City’s Historic Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ (Thurs., Jan. 26) - Ryan Flores registered an 8.059 clocking in Thursday night TQ Midget practice which stood as the fastest time among the 52 TQ teams that took to the Boardwalk Hall track in the five-hour session.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP officially takes the green flag this weekend at the famous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where two Gambler’s Classic winner’s trophies and the TC Cup Championship award will be presented.

Quick timers in the five sessions were Steven Kemery, Briggs Danner, and Andy Jankowiak – with identical quick times in the second session, Tyler Lindsay, and Chad Jones.

There was just one incident in the otherwise clean practice. Craig Pelligrini, Jr. spun and flipped over on his side drawing a red flag. Pelligrini was pushed off the track; damage was discovered by his crew to have been minor.

Champ Karts, Slingshots, and 600 Micro Sprints were also practicing Friday night.

The NAPA Auto Parts race weekend will consist of two complete TQ Midget programs - a “Double Down” schedule - with one Gambler’s Classic for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets on Friday, January 27th and a second one on Saturday the 28th. Each day will have its own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40-lap feature event.

On Friday night, January 27th the BELFOR Property Restoration-sponsored TQ Midgets will compete in qualifying events followed by a 40-lap Gambler’s Classic that was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 fan restrictions.

The headline TQ Midgets will do it all over on Saturday, January 28th with the big night ending with the 2023 Gambler’s Classic. On both nights, the winner will raise the iconic trophy.

Joining the TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts, and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and features on Saturday night.

Prior to Saturday’s event, Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower-level reserved tickets from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event as well as NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.

Once Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP points are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented with the TC Cup Trophy.

This prestigious award is named in honor of the 2010 and 2011 champion, Ted Christopher, who lost his life in a plane crash in 2017 after winning seven Indoor Racing Series events.

Good seats for both nights remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series website, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday

 

 

GRANT SEXTON LAUNCHES USAC/CRA ROOKIE CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK AT THE COCOPAH SPEEDWAY

(Lakeside, CA, January 26, 2023) 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Grant Sexton has his eyes set on another title in 2023. The teenage racer will open his first full season of 410 sprint car racing and his campaign for “Rookie of the Year” when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th. It will be his first ever time racing at the track known as the “Diamond in the Desert.”

Sexton, who lives in Lakeside, California, did have a few runs in full-size sprint cars in 2022. They included four events with USAC/CRA, three shows at Ventura including the Turkey Night Grand Prix, and an open comp show at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The talkative teen won his first-ever start in a full-size sprinter at Ventura on April 16th. His second-best finish was when he made the podium with a third at Imperial Valley in October.

The well-spoken teen’s initial efforts in a full-size sprinter came in an older car. He then switched to another car that was a little more modern than what he started in. However, things are going to change from the dark ages as soon as he arrives at Cocopah.

“I ran an older Ellis (first) and then a newer Ellis,” the 18-year-old said with a laugh earlier this week. “Well, it was new for us but it was pretty much the same car.”

Last year his father, Brent Sexton, decided it was time for a big-time upgrade. A three-time lightning sprint car titlist (including last year’s POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint championship), the family patriarch realized his youngest offspring was ready to move up and he purchased a brand new Triple X chassis. He hid the new chassis in the rafters until he figured Grant was ready. That time is now and the youngster will make his debut in the car on Friday at Cocopah. The team was headed to Perris to shake down the car for the first time on Thursday and would head straight to the Arizona speed plant after.

It will be a new car on a new track for Sexton’s first run of 2023. While he has seen races at Cocopah, he has never raced there, but he knows what to expect.

“I have not had any practice in our new Triple X car, but we are going to test at Perris Auto Speedway tomorrow,” the teen said on Wednesday. “I know it (Cocopah) has really long straightaways and a lot wider turns. So, it should be a little bit more forgiving if I do make a mistake. Hopefully, I do not find that wall because I know it will hurt.

“I watch a boatload of films,” the young racer continued. “I mean, I sit there on YouTube for hours and go back to the old Flo events. I try to gather anything I can by watching the leaders and others on all the tracks. How they enter the corners and how they exit the corners. Sadly, Iracing does not have any California tracks, but I do hop on the simulator as much as I can. Mainly I just want to make every main event we go to and hopefully bring a car home in one piece. Try to use patience to learn the car itself before I try and get a little more ballsy.”

In addition to some new venues, Sexton will be competing on several tracks where he has raced lightning sprints over the past few years. Those tracks include Perris, the Bakersfield Speedway, Mohave Valley Raceway, the Ventura Raceway, and the Santa Maria Raceway. When asked which track he was looking forward to going to, he quickly named Bakersfield because it is a quarter mile and very racy. Another part of that answer may have had to do with his thrilling victory at the “Okie Bowl” when the CLS competed on the same card as the World of Outlaws on March 24th, 2022. The teen stole the show by rim-riding through the cushion in a daring display of bravery that saw him take the lead and win with less than a foot to go in the race.

Like many young drivers, Sexton had some challenges early in his lightning sprint car career. Some nights he was fast, and some nights he was not quite as fast. He did tear up some equipment along the way. Through it all, there were flashes of brilliance that were shining through. But things changed halfway through the 2019 season. The then 15-year-old only finished better than 14th one time in the first seven races of the year. Near the end of June, he began to turn things around. In six starts between June 29th and August 24th, he placed in the top 10 four times. Included was a second-place finish in the CLS race at Santa Maria on July 27th. However, the best was yet to come.

On August 24, 2019, he won an open comp race at the Barona Speedway. While not surprising, it was still not expected. What happened next was shocking and totally unexpected to everyone. That is, everyone but himself. Two weeks after the Barona triumph, the family team journeyed to Missouri and the Lake Ozark Speedway for the POWRi Lightning Sprint Car Nationals. There, they met up with top drivers and cars from several states. On the first night of the two-day show, Sexton sent shockwaves through the lightning sprint car world by handily winning the main event. For a teen upstart to come to a track he had never raced on before and compete against veteran drivers, many of whom were on their home turf, and beat them, ended up being popular with fans. Surely the triumph had to be a fluke. No way could a teen repeat that performance. He then stunned everyone again by leading 23-laps before finishing second. In less than 24 hours, he went from being an unknown to being the hottest lightning sprint car driver in North America.

Like everyone else, Covid pretty much ruined the 2020 season for Sexton. He came back in 2021 with a vengeance. He proved his adaptability by winning four of the last seven main events, including three in a row, in the POWRi Southwest Series. Two of his victories came while running with a wing and the other two were wingless. When the checkered flag fell at the end of the final series race, he won the championship by a comfortable 122-points. In addition to his prowess in the SWLS, he went back to Missouri and finished third in the finale. The team also journeyed to the upper Midwest for the “Minkota Nationals.” Once again competing on four new tracks against veteran drivers from several states and Canada, Sexton won the opening night and placed in the top eight in all four races.

2022 was not the normal season for Sexton. Perhaps more importantly than racing, he was graduating from high school. So, that took a little away from racing with all the festivities you only get to participate in once in your life. Also, of instead running a lightning sprint car-only schedule, he was moving up to full-size sprint cars. All told, he visited victory circle four times during the year.

Sexton sends out big thanks to his crew chief, 2011 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year David Bezio, Tava Lopez, Cody Griggs, Nita “Nanna” Gatlin, and his father Brent. They have all been busting their tails to get the Triple X Chassis, Johnny Motorhead 410 ready for this week’s openers at Cocopah.

SGR has been busy all winter getting ready for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.


 

 

Andy Forsberg Welcomes Red Line Oil Back to His Team As He Announces 2023 Plans

PETERSEN MEDIA: Joining forces with longtime sponsor Pacific Highway Rentals and forming PHR Racing in 2022, Andy Forsberg was able to claim his ninth Placerville Speedway track championship and his first Sprint Car Challenge Tour Title. In 2023, the team will be back together as their schedule will look a little different than it has in years past, and Forsberg is also pleased to announce longtime partner, Red Line Oil, returning to the team.

“Last year was an up and down year for our team, but we were still able to pick up a couple of championships,” Andy Forsberg said. “This year we are changing things up a little, and it was ultimately give our team some flexibility.”

A staple at Placerville Speedway over the course of his career, Forsberg will still be a frequent flier at the track he has called home for so long, but in 2023 his priority will be contesting each and every event that is held at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA as the track enters is second year of operations under SLC Promotions.

Forsberg will also mix in more 410ci races in 2023, as he will run the slate at Silver Dollar Speedway, but he also will run KWS/NARC races at Petaluma Speedway, Ocean Speedway, as well as when the series invades Placerville Speedway for the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

When his schedule does allow, Forsberg will also be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and is still mulling over a decision to commit to the series fulltime for a title defense, and will be at Placerville Speedway on his remaining open dates.

Welcoming back Red Line Oil as a full product sponsor to the PHR No. 92 in 2023, Forsberg will also welcome back a familiar face to his team as Brian Cannon has been tabbed his 2023 Crew Chief. Forsberg and Cannon were a strong force in the early to mid 2000’s and the duo is hoping to re-create the magic this season.

As Red Line Oil will be the official lubricant of PHR Racing, Meridian Cameras will up their ante for the season ahead as they become a prominent sponsor. Meridan Camera is the leader in Portable Surveillance trailers.

With the calendar quickly moving towards February, Forsberg’s season is getting closer to launch as he will open his campaign is tentatively scheduled to kick off in less than one month, February 11th, and Merced Speedway.

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Forsberg’s 2023 season is tentatively scheduled to open up on 2/11 in Merced, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

Wilmot Raceway
2023 Wilmot Raceway Schedule Release!!!

The Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway will have a new look to go with their exciting schedule. The third-mile clay oval will have completed a major offseason project when the gates open on opening night May 6th, as new aluminum bleachers will have been installed. The new bleachers were constructed in a manner that has the entire bleacher elevated on risers, and the entire bleacher comes with seat backs. The schedule itself has a great mix of specials, and is the only track in the region that hosts dates with the World of Outlaw, All Star, IRA, USAC, and MSA Sprint cars, plus Dirt King Late Models, and Badger Midgets too. Wilmot is also the home of the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, and their own Modified and 4 cylinder Bandit divisions, plus there are several dates of IRA Lightning Sprints, and United Street Stocks too. Throw in some Truck & Tractor Pulls, a couple crate 604 winged sprint races, Monster Trucks, an open comp non-wing sprint show, and a Demo Derby and Wilmot Raceway certainly has something for every fan.

Traditional favorites like the numerous motorsport events during the Kenosha County Fair August 16 – 20, World of Outlaw Sprint Cars July 8, IRA Outlaw Sprints May 27, July 29, Aug 19, and their co-sanctioned showdown with the All Stars May 13th, the Wildman Watson Dirt King Late Model featuring a HUGE kid’s Bike Giv-A-Way Sept 23, and Monster Trucks June 3-4 have all become annual favorites.

Included in most every special are some of Wilmot Raceway’s core classes, and Wilmot is the proud home of the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, IRA Lightning Sprints, their own Modified and Bandit classes, plus United Street Stocks too.

While this schedule is entitled “tentative” it can be subject to change, but this allows both fans and teams to start planning accordingly. Tickets for several events will be available soon, so stay tuned for upcoming releases, and check out www.wilmotraceway.com and our Wilmot Raceway Facebook page.

We will be in touch again soon with those that reached out in regards to joining our track staff for 2023, and continue to look for additional staff members, please call Denise at 262-862-6121 fairmanager@kenoshacofair.com or Steve at 815-260-2558 siraprez@sbcglobal.net if interested.

We have GREAT sponsorship opportunities too, event, division, signage, tickets…

2023 “TENTATIVE” WILMOT RACEWAY SCHEDULE
Core Classes consist of: WL = wingLESS Sprints, M = Modfieds, LS Lightning Sprints, B = Bandits, SS = Street Stocks

We will have preseason practice(s) as weather permits in April
May 6 OPENING NIGHT…. 410 Winged Sprints plus WL, M, B
May 13 ALL STAR / IRA SPRINT CHALLENGE …. Plus WL, LS
May 20 WEEKLY RACING …. featuring WL, M, LS, SS
May 27 MEMORIAL WEEEKEND OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR featuring BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS, Badger Midgets, MSA Sprints
Jun 3-4 MONSTER TRUCKS (No Racing)
Jun 10 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Jun 16 TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL
Jun 17 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, LS, B
Jun 24 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS …. Plus WL, M
Jul 1 FIREWORKS / CAR LOAD NIGHT …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Jul 8 WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS …. Plus WL (top 24), LS
Jul 15 WEEKLY RACING …. WL, M. LS, B
Jul 22 OFF (Country Thunder)
Jul 29 BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS …. Plus WL, LS
Aug 5 WEEKLY RACING …. Plus WL, M. B, SS
Aug 12 OFF (No Racing)
Aug 16 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. 604 Crate Winged Sprints, M, B, SS
Aug 17 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. Truck & Tractor Pulls
Aug 18 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. Big Hat Rodeo
Aug 19 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS Roger Iles Tribute, plus AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints Bill Grogan Memorial, & Lightning Sprints
Aug 20 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. International Demolition Derby
Aug 26 SATURDAY NIGHT THUNDER …. Featuring MSA winged 360 Sprints, Badger Midgets, plus M, B
Sep 2 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Sep 9 CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT…. Featuring WL, M, LS, SS
Sep 16 FALL SPECTACULAR …. Bandit Championship, plus Open Competition Non-Winged Sprints, 604 Crate Winged Sprints, Modifieds
Sep 23 WILDMAN WATSON (Bike Giv-A-Way) DIRT KING LATE MODEL SPECIAL …. Additional classes to be announced

 

 

BILL BALOG KICK’S OFF 2023 SEASON WITH DIRTcar NATIONALS AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK FEBRUARY 7th THROUGH 11th, 2023

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER BILL BALOG WILL COMPETE AT THE DIRTcar NATIONALS WITH THE ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS AND WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Brookfield, Wisconsin (January 25th, 2023) – Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports will kick off their inaugural season partnering with Ozzie Motorsports at the 2023 DIRTcar Nationals, the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions.

After ten IRA Sprint Car Series Championships and two years competing with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions tour the newly formed team will look for Bill Balog’s fourth career ASCoC victory Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th. The team will continue the five day race run clashing with the The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup and Gibbsville Cheese backed 17B sprint car.

“We learned a ton competing Nationally with the All Star Circuit of Champions over the past few years and I have to thank all the supporters that helped make that happen. We’ve proven we can compete for the win or a podium position at the highest level of sprint car racing over the years and I’m really excited to run an open schedule and be part of taking this team to the next level with Ozzie Motorsports in 2023” said Balog, 10x IRA Sprint Car Champion and winner of the 2016 World of Outlaws Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway.

In 2023, the 17B team plans to run an open schedule of 75+ dates including sprint car “crown jewel” events and competing against the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, High Limit Race Series and the IRA Sprint Car Series.

The Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup sprint car team is thrilled to partner with Ozzie Motorsports and welcome Phil and Mary Jo of Gibbsville Cheese, KSI Supply, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Biegler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete and Brian Coleman Racing to the team’s long list of long term and committed supporters including CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.

Stay tuned to Bill Balog Racing’s social media for ongoing updates as we kick off the 2023 season.

Upcoming Racing Schedule

The 2023 DIRTcar Nationals is the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, the Super DIRTcar Series, and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models, alongside the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and USAC Non-Winged Sprint Cars. Each of the 12 nights of racing is a doubleheader with a complete show of heat races, last chance showdowns and features for two divisions. Plus, the DIRTcar Nationals midway offers an enhanced experience with an incredible variety of food and merchandise vendors from across the nation.

For those who can not witness the DIRTcar Nationals live and in person, Dirtvision, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the event has you covered with a live broadcast at https://www.dirtvision.com/.

Sponsors:

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, Gibbsville Cheese, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Beigler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete, Brian Coleman Racing, KSI Supply, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.

Social Media:

For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/billbalogracing

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

Merchandise:

Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

Press Release:

Chad Melis

Turn It Up Media

www.turnitup.marketing

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About Bill Balog

Hometown North Pole, AK

Nickname The North Pole Nightmare

Racing Since 2000

Children Dylan & Cole

Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 134-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61.

A three-time winner with “America’s Series”, the “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports earned All Star triumphs in back-to-back fashion at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, accumulated 45+ top-ten finishes and finished fifth and sixth in driver points over the two years with the All Star Circuit of Champions series.

In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Career Highlights

10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships

134 IRA Sprint Car Series Main Event Wins

2022 - Winner and Sixth place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings

2021 - Two-time winner and Fifth-place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings

2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway

2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship

2015 - National Sprint League, two victories

About B Squared Motorsports

B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program. After 10 IRA Sprint Car Series championships and two seasons racing the All Star Circuit of Champions, the team has partnered with Ozzie Motorsports to run an open schedule in 2023.

 

 

Tickets On Sale for 28th Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- For the past 27 years, the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA has played host to one of the most anticipated events of the year; the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge. Off and running in 2023, the 28th installment of the event is slated for August 7th, and tickets are now on sale.

“We are extremely proud that the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge has turned into a MUST SEE event leading into the Knoxville Nationals,” Front Row Challenge Promotors Lori and Terry McCarl said. “With the Support we have received from so many great partners, last year’s FRC paid out nearly $80,000 in cash and prizes and we are hoping to match that or better that in 2023.”

Priding itself on being a family friendly event, The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge again offers the budget friendly Infield Pass option that allows families to walk or drive into the infield with their own food and beverage for the low cost of $25 for those 13 and older, and just $5 for those fans 12 and under.

From the singing of the National Anthem to the waiving of the checkered flag, The Front Row Challenge prides itself on constant giveaways from kid’s toys to 2000 hats, shirts and koozies, hoping to make the night memorable for fans of all ages.

Fans are encouraged to go for the party and stay for the race, and drivers are encouraged to take part in the fan fair atmosphere as they head into one of the most grueling weeks of their season. The 2022 installment of the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge saw event staff bring back a fan favorite event, as they did way with the King of the Hill Match Races via car, and brought back Driver Foot Races using the King of the Hill format to line up the front of the field.

In a very talked about event, Carson Macedo was victorious in the Priority Aviation King of the Hill foot race and took home a cool $1500 for his athletic efforts and lined up on the pole of the $21,000-to-win feature event.

Aside from the fan giveaways, drivers and teams are incentivized to take part in the race, as Heat Races handed out over $2,000 in cash and prizes, Fast Time was awarded $500, and the Hard Charger took home $1000.

2022 also had a $1500 Hard Luck Award, a $1000 B Main Bonus, and there was $500 awarded to the highest finishing member of the PA Posse. Drivers finishing 11th & 21st in the ‘B’ took home a free set of Ultra Shield Armor Belts, and the Crew Chief of the race was awarded a Snap-On 3/8 Impact Set.

With planning still on going for the 2023 event, fans and drivers can both look forward to another can’t miss event, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible as they are now on sale.

General Admission ticket prices are as follows and are currently available at www.oskychallenges.com, or by calling our office 515-957-0020- Adults $30 and Kids 12 and under $15.

Reserved Seating (top 5 rows of grandstand) is available for $35 a seat and these can only be purchased by calling the office at 515-957-0020.

Infield Party Passes are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 on race day, while kids 12 and under are just $5.

The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge is also proud to be a part of the FloRacing family. As much as fans are encouraged to attend the event in person and attending a party and having a race break out, the FRC is happy to have a back up option for fans to view the event on FloRacing.

Front Row Challenge Ent. would like to thank Sage Fruit, Seam Foam Motor Treatment, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Country Builders Construction, Deberg Concrete, Priority Aviation, Smith Titanium, Housby Mack, Kraig Ford, Oskaloosa True Value, McKay Group, Wilwood Brakes, HRP, Speedway Motors, KSE, Hoosier, Schoenfeld, Saldana Tanks, Hoseheads, Snap-On, Ultra Shield, Sprint Car Unlimited, Skin Fusion FX, Taso’s and Pro Shocks for their support.

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
NAPA AUTO PARTS INDOOR AUTO RACE IN ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, BOARDWALK HALL – JANUARY 27, 28, 2023

Three Out Of Four Wouldn’t Be Bad For Andy Jankowiak At Boardwalk Hall; Two Time Winner Came Up Empty In 2022; Has Two Chances This Year With ‘Double Down’ Two Feature Format

Atlantic City, NJ – The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels heads to the famous Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend, January 27 and 28. The 20th annual event sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts features a “Double Down” format consisting of not one, but two Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40 lap main events.

Andy Jankowiak might have been the happiest winner in Atlantic City history when he won the Gambler’s Classic for the first time in 2019. The Tonawanda, N.Y. driver was equally as thrilled when he won again in 2020.

Last year, however, he left Boardwalk Hall less than thrilled when he tangled with race leader Erick Rudolph late in the race and was sent to the rear. His hopes for a three-peat were over.

Jankowiak will have two chances to even the score when the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP heads to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend where two Gambler’s Classic winner’s trophies will be presented.

This year’s NAPA Auto Parts race weekend will consist of two complete TQ Midget programs - a “Double Down” schedule - with one Gambler’s Classic for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets on Friday, January 27th, and a second one on Saturday the 28th. Each day will have its own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40-lap feature event.

Jankowiak was in the hunt to win the 2022 series finale in Syracuse despite going to the rear after an early race tangle. Trying to pass leader Ryan Bartlett in the final laps on the outside, the two got together. Andy J. road up the wall flipped to his side and slid down the backstretch. When he got to turn three the car drove around the concrete wall before going back on it’s wheels in turn three. He didn’t win it, but he was spectacular.

At the series opener in Allentown, Jankowiak was again in the hunt. There he battled up front early but faded to a sixth-place finish.

If he doesn’t win on Friday, there will always be Saturday to try again. If he was to win them both, it wouldn’t be a surprise but a celebration.

On Friday night, January 27th the BELFOR Property Restoration-sponsored TQ Midgets will compete in qualifying events followed by a 40 lap Gambler’s Classic that was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 fan restrictions.

The headline TQ Midgets will do it all over on Saturday, January 28th with the big night ending with the 2023 Gambler’s Classic. On both nights, the winner will raise the iconic trophy.

Joining the TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and features on Saturday night.

Before Saturday’s event, Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower-level reserved tickets, from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event, and NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.

Once Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP points are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented with the TC Cup Trophy.

This prestigious award is named in honor of the 2010 and 2011 champion who lost his life in a plane crash in 2017 after winning seven Indoor Racing Series events.

Good seats for both nights remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series website, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday, and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

SCCT issues rule book amendments

Placerville, CA…After releasing our rules package for the 2023 season, we had open conversations with many drivers and owners regarding ideas, opinions, and concerns.

We appreciate the open dialog with all teams and thought this is what we would have had at the competition meeting held in December. However, only 3 teams were in attendance. Many of you may not be aware, but aluminum blocks were run in the state of California last season at a variety of tracks. We felt the need to put some guidelines in place, which is why it was added to our 2023 rules.

In our research, we found that aluminum blocks are a viable option for teams that were unable to secure a steel block. If you compare what teams are spending to purchase a steel block and add what they spend to lighten them, it is comparable to the price point of a standard aluminum block. We also learned; some engine builders have steel blocks while others have been unable to secure even a date of availability to offer them. We thought by allowing teams the option to build an aluminum block engine, it would allow more opportunities. As most of you are aware, we already allow open headed 360 engines in the state of California.

If a team were to build an open headed 360 aluminum block engine, it would not meet ASCS rules, purely based on the heads selection alone. Our thought was, if the open headed 360 engine didn’t already meet the ASCS rules, then why do we need to make the block specific to one manufacturer. Since our rules package release, and the discussions with teams and owners, the consensus was to stick with the Brodix block as a base, even if you were to choose an open headed engine.

We had many discussions before, after and during the promoter’s workshop, and many of the promoters are not fans of bolt-on weight specific to the aluminum blocks. The main concern is safety. For several years, the weight rule was 1475 for an ASCS engine and 1525 for an open headed engine. With regards to the above-mentioned concerns of bolt on weight, we thought by adjusting the weight to 1500 was a “meet in the middle” solution. We feel teams utilizing the aluminum block option will need to bolt weight on regardless to meet the minimum weight rule. The next concern we had was the possible performance advantage.

We felt based on the events ran in 2022 at the various tracks and the 10 teams that competed at Trophy Cup with a 1500 pounds weight rule, we didn’t perceive a performance advantage. Since the rules package release, and after many conversations, teams feel the ASCS weight rule of 60 pounds from motor plate forward should be our starting point. With that being said, we will amend our rule book to add the 60 pounds from the motor plate forward and our overall weight rule will remain at 1525 lbs.

Thank you to the teams that reached out to have open conversations and to voice their concerns and opinions, we appreciate and value all the input. We look forward to a safe and healthy 2023 season.

Russell Motorsports Inc.

 

 

BRODY ROA TEAMS WITH TOMMY AND CHRISTY DUNKEL FOR THE 2023 SPRINT CAR SEASON

(Cypress, CA, January 24, 2023) When the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Series kicks off its 24th season of racing at Brad Whitfield’s Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th, longtime fans are going to be in for a big surprise. When the first green flag flies to begin the new campaign, veteran racer Brody Roa will not be in his familiar bright green #91R. For 2023, Roa’s BR Performance is joining forces with Tom and Christy Dunkel and he will steer a white #17R throughout the year.

Last year Roa, who turns 32 years old on Wednesday, freelanced during the season. The pleasant driver started 37 races on 18 different tracks in four different states. He competed in five different types of cars in seven different sanctioning bodies. Right now for 2023, his plans include the entire 27-race USAC/CRA schedule and four open competition races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. He may also make some starts in the USAC/West Coast Sprint Car Series. Initially, Roa was going to do the usual and race his own car in CRA. And he was going to run as a teammate to Dunkel in the West Coast Series. However, while breaking bread with the Dunkel’s a couple of weeks ago, a drastic change took place.

“We went to dinner about a week and a half ago under the impression we were going to talk about the 360 races I was going to run for them,” Roa said on Sunday night. “I threw something out to them about doing something with the 410 stuff. Him and Christy went back and talked about it. It ended up that they now have the 410s HD (HD Industries) used to have. We are going to run a Tom & Christy Dunkel/Inland Rigging/BR Performance Race Team this year. We just bought a brand new DRC. We got that two weeks ago or maybe less than that. We just finished that up last Wednesday night. We are going to fire it up tomorrow. We sold our Eagles and we have our trailer up for sale. Kind of big changes. I am very excited to represent Tom, Christy, and Inland Rigging running in the new #17R.”

“Man, this is huge,” said car owner Tommy Dunkel who is just as excited as Roa. “Just kind of hearing it out loud for the first time from you, kind of gives me goosebumps. It is a major deal for me. I have grown up watching Major League Sprint Car Racing at Perris my entire life. To be able to be a part of it in our capacity leading up to this year with Brody and a few other drivers has been huge. Now to step things up a bit and become a major player in Brody’s operation is going to be great. To team up with guys like them, who are so good and nice guys in the pits, but they come out swinging every weekend. That is kind of my style. I like to show up and try to win and have nice equipment. Those guys are at the top of their league. To team up with them is really major for me. We are really excited about it.”

“The opportunity just presented itself pretty well.” Dunkel continued. “Brody has always been a great guy to work with. He has been running with Inland Rigging on his car for a handful of years now. He is always a class act. Him, his dad Brett, Zac (crew chief Zac Bozanich), and that whole camp are a great group of guys. They are competitive and they are a force to be reckoned with every Saturday night. That is something I like to be a part of.”

Up until now, the offseason has been anything but normal for Roa and his team. In late December, fans and fellow competitors noticed quite a bit of his equipment up for sale. There were queries wondering if the Garden Grove, California racing star was going to hang up his helmet. The questions intensified earlier in January when his trailer went up for sale. However, to everyone’s relief, he is back and ready for another successful season.

“We sold a chassis & body and a complete roller,” the fan-friendly driver said.” “We put a new DRC together with everything from the chassis we sold. We are basically keeping like one spare of everything. Other than that, everything is up for sale. We have probably got enough to build like 6 cars with everything we have back at the shop besides the big stuff. We have small components we probably had stashed away in that shop for 10 years. We definitely have not sold everything yet.”

The fact that he is switching from an Eagle chassis to a DRC is going to surprise a lot of people. Not competing on the full USAC/CRA schedule in 2022, Roa steered the Eagle to a pair of wins and six top-five finishes. And he finished sixth in the championship point standings despite missing a significant amount of races. Still, he felt he wanted to change.

“I have never driven a DRC before,” Roa confided. “Honestly, it just seems like it is the car that everybody is doing non-wing stuff in right now. I called Ronnie Gardner who works there. I am pretty good friends with Ronnie. I’ve talked to him about it a bit and then Joe Devin, who builds the DRCs, called me. We talked on the phone for probably at least a half an hour. It was pretty cool and that probably helped the decision. Mainly to get back to something that everybody is doing. Everybody has got notes and everybody has parts (for DRC’s). At this point, I think we know what we are doing, but If we get really lost at least there are people we can bounce ideas off of.”

As in the past, Roa will continue to use powerful Shaver Engines.

As always, when the driver known as “The Pride of Garden Grove” has an off week from his local racing commitments, he would be happy to talk with any car owners who desire his services behind the wheel (Roa’s 2023 schedule is listed below).

Roa is very grateful and wanted to be sure to thank departing sponsor HD Industries for years of dedicated support on his #91R car.

“HD has given us so much over the last ten years,” Roa said. “They have been on the side of the car and a huge part of our program for so many years. Without them, we never would have achieved the successes we accomplished. I will always be thankful to Mike, Jim, and HD.”

“I would also like to thank family and friends who are part of our racing effort,” Roa said. “My family Tailor and Addison, parents Brett and Eden, Uncle B, Joe, Zac, Tyler, Tracy, and looking forward to joining family teams with Tom, Christy, and Ava Dunkel.”

Friday and Saturday’s races at Cocopah Speedway – aka “The Diamond in the Desert,” - will be full programs with qualifying, heats, and main events. For fans who would like to attend this weekend’s doubleheader, spectator gates will open at 4:00 p.m. each day with hot laps at 5:30. Qualifying and racing will follow. In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts and mod lights will also be in action. The speedway is located at 3450 W. County 15th Street in Somerton, Arizona (85350). The office phone is 602-292-7607 and the website is http://www.racecocopahspeedway.com/.

For those who cannot make the trek to the “Copper State” track, both nights will be available on pay-per-view at the following link https://speedsport.tv/.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS RETURNS AS THUNDER SERIES SPONSOR, HVAC DISTRIBUTORS JOINS AS RACE SPONSOR FOR PA 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK SERIES AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY, JUNE 27

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JANUARY 24, 2023 . . . . . . For thirty-one of the past thirty-three years, NAPA Auto Parts was the lead sponsor of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, and their flags will proudly wave again when this highly unique and successful series returns to the Grandview Speedway in 2023. The continuation of this partnership comes down to taking care of your sponsors and ensuring they are getting the maximum exposure and customer contacts. We were thrilled to hear from NAPA Representative John Hanlon that NAPA was returning for still another season of Thunder on the Hill events at Grandview Speedway.

NAPA Auto Parts and NAPA Auto Care Centers have a strong representation in our area with locations in Amber, Collegeville Auto Parts, Downingtown, Gilbertsville Auto Supply, Glenside, Frazer, Horsham, Kutztown, Lansdale, Norristown, Pottstown Auto Parts, Pennsburg Auto Parts, Phoenixville Auto Parts, Quakertown, Reading, Southampton, Strafford and Telford Auto Parts. Throughout the season many if not all of these NAPA locations will be on hand at Thunder on the Hill.

Joining the team of Thunder on the Hill sponsors for 2023 is HVAC Distributors, Partners for Success. HVAC Distributors will be the event sponsor for the always popular PA 410 Sprint Speed Week event on Tuesday, June 27, comprised of the $10,000 to win 35 lap Hodnett Cup and the 358 Modifieds. HVAC Distributors is a full service wholesale distributor and manufacturer of residential and light commercial heating and air-conditioning equipment and accessories operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Western New York.

“HVAC Distributors is excited to see racing at Grandview Speedway back for 2023 and to be part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as event sponsor of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week show”, Todd Basselgia of HVAC added, “We’re looking forward to meeting and making many new friends and getting the word out on HVAC Distributors and the Daikin product line”. Visit HVAC at www.hvacdist.com or give them a call at: 800.228.4822.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has assembled four high profile events of 2023 and it all kicks off on Sunday night, May 28 with the “Balls to the Wall” 50 for Modifieds. This popular and different format was introduced last year and offered an attractive payoff for a 50 lap race that is unlike any other. This is a race of strategy designed with the top four cars inverting on lap 20 and again on lap 35. $1,500 will go to the leader on lap 20 and 35 with $5,000 on line to be leading on lap fifty. Cars running in the top ten on laps 20 and 35 will earn additional money as well. So, do you race hard to sweep the three segments or pace yourself to be there at the end of 50 laps?

In the 2022 “Balls to the Wall”, Duane Howard led the first segment with Kevin Hirther, who was in the hunt for the win the entire race, collecting the bonus for the second segment. At the end of the 50 laps, It was Oley’s Craig Von Dohren crossing the wire first. Von Dohren added, “I didn’t use much strategy, I just had to get in quick and keep moving”.

The “Balls to the Wall” 50 will be joined by the popular 602 sportsman with both classes competing in qualifying races leading up to their feature events. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The next event is set for Tuesday night, June 13 with the always exciting AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints National Tour, titled the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic going a distance of 40 laps and paying $6,000 to win. The top USAC drivers in the country will take part in the opening night of the USAC Eastern Storm. Also on the program will be the 358 Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 30 lap main event that will pay $3,000 to win. Race time is 7:30 PM.

Race three will be the HVAC Distributors Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series set on for Tuesday night, June 27. This event, known as the Hodnett Cup will go 35 laps and pay $10,000 to the winner. The Hodnett Cup is presented in memory of sprint car great Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing mishap several years ago. The 358 Modifieds will share the spotlight in this event again going 30 laps for $3,000 to win. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Be sure to watch for the HVAC Distributors Partners for Success set-up on race night and stop by to say hello.

The Thunder Series finale is set for Tuesday night, July 25 when Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA will present the High Limits Sprints. The 410 Sprints will showcase this stand alone program and after a series of qualifying, the green flag will fall to start the 40 lap main event that will pay a hefty $23,023 to the winner. This is the richest payoff in the thirty-four year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The High Limits Sprint Car Series is a mid-week racing series led by 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson and four-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet. The mission is to grow sprint car racing and inject more money into the sport. The High Limit Sprint Car Series of 2023 will have stops at just twelve select tracks and Grandview/Thunder on the Hill is proud to be part of this new venture.

Plenty more details on all the Thunder Shows of 2023 will be released shortly.

At this time, we are happy to announce the return of NAPA Auto Parts as the Series Sponsor, joined by event sponsors Levan Machine & Truck Equipment and HVAC Distributors. Associate sponsors include Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators.

2023 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators

Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM

Modified Balls to the Wall 50 Plus 602 Sportsman

“A Unique, Wild & Crazy Invert Race for the Modifieds”

Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing National Tour

The Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 27 7:30 PM

HVAC Distributors Partners for Success Night

PA 410 Sprint Speed Week

The Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win 35 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, July 25 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

High Limits 410 Sprints 40 laps

$20,023 To Win

 

 

MADJAX XSERIES GOLF CART BRAND READY TO STORM WINGED SPRINT CAR RACING SCENE

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 Team Ready To Launch 2023 Season

Brownsburg, Ind. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The MadJax XSeries golf cart brand has reached a sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) and 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz for the 2023 season. MadJax, a subsidiary of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, is an innovative leader with a long history in the golf cart parts and accessories market.

The MadJax XSeries golf cart, which was announced earlier this month, is a consumer geared recreational and secondary transportation option that will be sold via Nivel’s dealer partners across the United States. Industry leaders Nivel and MadJax will offer an edgy, stylish cart that is among the most eye-catching options on the market.

MadJax XSeries will partner with TSR and Schatz in an associate sponsorship role on the No. 15 entry. With a reputation of high-quality products and reliability, MadJax XSeries joins TSR with common goals and the expectation of high-performance effort.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with TSR and Donny Schatz as we bring our industry-changing consumer golf car, the MadJax XSeries, to market,” said Donnie Jouppi, President of Nivel’s PTV Division.

“We know the partnership will resonate strongly with our dealers and consumers across the nation. The high performance and comfortable MadJax XSeries golf cart, partnered with a 10X WoO Champion and an 11X Knoxville Nationals Champion, makes for a winning combination.”

Making its official debut at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., on January 25 – 27, the MadJax XSeries golf cart has begun to hit dealer lots across the country. Available in 12 body colors and offering a wide variety of seating, wheel, and tire configurations the MadJax XSeries gives consumers the opportunity to personalize the carts to suit their individual style – a trait that winged sprint car fans are known for in the racing community.

The 2023 racing season with TSR will provide a perfect launch point for the MadJax XSeries golf cart, as Schatz and the No. 15 team look to carry their late season momentum into the new year as racing gets underway in the coming weeks.

“Passion is such a huge part of everything we do, and we see that same type of passion in the team at Nivel and MadJax. It was a natural fit when we decided to work together this season as we have a lot of similar goals, mindset, and approach,” said Tony Stewart, 3-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and owner of TSR.

“I’ve had the opportunity to drive a variety of golf cart brands in my career and the reliability and power the MadJax XSeries carts offer definitely sets the brand apart. Whether it’s on my property in Indiana or in Arizona, I’m looking forward to enjoying it with the MadJax XSeries.”

Schatz will commence the upcoming season with the All Star Circuit of Champions Series opener at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 – 4. The weekend will kick-off with an open practice for the series on Thursday, Feb. 2nd. For those who can’t make the journey to the Peach State can watch each night live on FloRacing. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

On Feb. 7 – 8, the All Star Series will return to VSP for two nights of racing to open the DIRTcar Nationals. The WoO Series opener will follow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 – 11 at Volusia. The Allstar events can be viewed on FloRacing.com while the WoO events will be covered live on DIRTvision.com. For more information regarding DIRTvision, please visit www.dirtvision.com.

For details pertaining to the Ga. and Fla. All Star events, please visit www.allstarsprint.com. For event information, gate times and ticket prices for the DIRTcar Nationals, please visit www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Fremont Speedway sets 72nd anniversary season schedule

Monday, Jan. 23, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will once again showcase a diversified schedule as “The Track That Action Built” prepares for its 72nd anniversary season. The action kicks off Saturday, April 15 on Johnny Auxter Opening Night, paying tribute to the hall-of-famer who competed at the track in 1951 and attended racing at the Sandusky County Fairground oval through the 2022 season.

“We put together a diverse schedule that includes some great paying events. None of this would be possible without the race teams, our loyal fans and or fantastic marketing partners,” said Ryan Schiets of the Fremont Speedway Committee.

The 2023 schedule features 21 events spotlighting the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions will make three appearances at Fremont Speedway including Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday, June 10 and the traditional Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16.

The Kistler Racing Products /All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group will hold nine events at Fremont Speedway while the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will battle in nine events as well.

The Great Lakes Traditional Sprints (non-wing) series will be part of an all sprint car event with the 410 and 305 sprints on May 27 and will make a second appearance with the 410 sprints and dirt trucks on July 1. The Great Lakes Super Sprints (360 sprints) will come to Fremont as part of another all-sprint night on July 29.

On June 17 the USAC D2 Midgets will join the dirt trucks and the Steel Block Late Model Series at Fremont Speedway.

The traditional Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction will take place prior to racing action on June 3.

The dirt trucks will be in action 16 times in 2023 while the 305 sprints will compete in 18 events including the fair race on Monday, Aug. 21.

Following is the 2023 Fremont Speedway Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, April 15 – Johnny Auxter Opening Night – 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, April 22 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, April 29 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 6 – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 13 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 20 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 27 – 410 and 305 sprints, GLTS non-wing sprints

Saturday, June 3 – Hall of Fame Night – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, June 10 – All Star Sprint Speedweek

Saturday, June 17 – USAC D2 Midgets, Steel Block Late Model Series, trucks

Saturday, June 24 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 1 – Throwback Night – 410 sprints, GLTS non-wing sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 8 – Fan with a Can Night – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 22 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 29 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, GLSS 360 Sprints

Saturday, Aug. 5 – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Monday, Aug. 21 – 305 Fair Trace

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Fan Favorite Night k- AFCS championship for 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Friday, Sept. 15 – Jim and Joanne Ford Classic – All Star sprints, trucks

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Jim and Joanne Ford Classic – All Star Sprints, 305 sprints

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Track Championship Night – 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Sunday, Sept. 24 – John Auxter Day Vintage Cars

 

 

MUST SEE RACING TO OFFER NEW AND OLD IN 2023

When the 2023 Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro schedule kicks off this Spring, it will mark Must See Racing’s 14th consecutive season of sanctioning winged asphalt 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest and Southeast.

A new season brings new wrinkles. But in MSR’s case, the series will still offer edge of your seat racing and high-speed action. Whenever MSR comes to town, track records usually fall. The series bills itself as having “The fastest Short Track Cars in the World”.

The series will feature many of the same tracks that have been a regular staple on the series schedule, but will do so with new drivers, teams, and event formats. One of the biggest changes in 2023 will be the new venue for the 3rd annual American Speed U.S. Nationals to Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan. The popular Memorial Day event is quickly becoming one of the premier open wheel events in the state of Michigan and this year’s event appears to be much the same. This year’s event will include the Maxima Racing Oils MSR Midwest Lights Series in a two-day format May 26-27.

Network television has played an important part of MSR’s popularity over the years and will continue to do so in 2023. No less than 7 events will be be taped delayed for broadcast on MAVTV including the two-day PINK LADY CLASSIC from Meridian Speedway, Idaho. The full television and live stream schedules will be announced later.

The third-year Maxima Racing Oils MSR Midwest Lights Series has become the official feeder system for the national series and currently features several talented teenage drivers. The young drivers are honing their skills and biding time to eventually compete in the national series. This year’s lineup will see a handful of new drivers, and new teams, as the affordable 602 crate series shows steady growth and fan popularity. Five-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune returns to the series fulltime in 2023. McCune suffered serious burns in an accident and was sidelined most of the year. The all-time MSR feature wins leader will look to add a sixth title in 2023.

An increased year-end cash point fund will be up for grabs in 2023 for both series. In addition, the ‘Engine Pro Fast Car Dash’ mini-series will award points accumulated at all three Berlin Raceway days. This points fund will also pay out cash incentives.

It was recently announced that MSR and the new non-winged 500 Sprint Car Tour will share the racing card at Berlin Raceway on June 22. This unique event will offer fans the chance to see a 410 winged and non-winged event in the same night. This concept hasn’t been done since 2010.

“We were able to put the 2023 schedule in place taking us to some of the best pavement tracks anywhere while minimizing the excessive and unpredictable travel costs for our race teams. With several new teams from around the country committing the car count looks strong and competition intensity for the championships is definitely stacking up to be one of, if not our best and most exciting season yet.” said MSR’s Jim Hanks. “There is a renewed energy and positive buzz of anticipation and excitement for the coming year by the tracks, race teams and the race fans everywhere.”

 

 

$AVE THIS WEEK: Smiley's Annual Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet!

Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY – JAN. 28, 2023! It’s their Biggest Annual Event!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help racing teams “gear up” for the 2023 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

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Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmileysRacing for up-to-date Pre-Season Sale and Swap Meet Event Details!

Annual Swap Meet – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for *THIS* Saturday, January 28th, 2023 in the Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch! – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Saturday, January 28th a FREE Lunch will be provided, with hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

Vendor Reps On-Site – FRI. JAN. 27 & SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 27th from noon-4pm and Saturday, January 28th from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet with major Vendors in the racing industry and take a look at new 2023 products!

Here are the current vendors slated to be on hand:

K1 Racing Gear, Ultra-Shield Racing Products, Cold Fire Systems, Burromax, Wrisco/Wieland, Maxima Oil, FSR, Zamp, Molecule, Bassett Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Truform Wheel Covers, Bilstein Shocks, Wild Willy’s Fuel Fragrance and QuickCar.

Plus, the track mascot of Monarch Motor Speedway, A-MAIN, will be at the Smiley's Racing Products Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet from 9am-11am SAT. JAN. 28 with new schedules, and you can have your picture taken with A-MAIN!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year (SEE DATES Directly Below)!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Mark Your Calendars:

5-Day Only Website Sale:

Thursday, January 26 - Monday, January 30, 2023

www.smileysracing.com

1-866-959-7223

3-Day Only Mesquite, TX In-Store Sale:

Thursday, January 26, 2023 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 27, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 28, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY:

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, K1 Race Gear, Roux, and Simpson

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $149 PLUS the Sale Discounts

• FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, wheels, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

10% OFF SALE at Other Smiley’s Store Locations – FEB. 3-4, 2023:

Friday, February 3, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 4, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location:

700 West Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

(817) 572-7467

Houston, TX Store Location:

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location:

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

10% OFF GRAND OPENING SALE at Smiley’s NEW SHERMAN, TX Store – FEB. 10-11, 2023:

Sherman, TX NEW Store Location

1902 Texoma Parkway

Sherman, TX 75090

(903) 891-8300

Friday, February 10, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 11, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

• FREE Lunch on Saturday, February 11

Take advantage of all of the great deals to kick off your 2023 racing season with Smiley’s Racing Products!

 

 

CRSA Sprints Announce Expanded 20 Race Schedule For 2023

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – January 22, 2023

(SODUS, NY) – The “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints proudly announce an expanded 20-race schedule entering their eighteenth season of competition in 2023.

CRSA Sprints competitors have seen steady growth in the last three seasons of competition, seeing car counts grow to record numbers as well as an expanded schedule from 13 (2019) to 16 in (2021 and 2022) to now 20 events for this upcoming season. The CRSA Sprints ran just four events in 2020 during a COVID-19 affected season.

Many traditional stops on tour will complete the upcoming season schedule. The series will also return to one facility after a four-year hiatus and welcome a brand new track in Western New York to the CRSA record books.

The season will kick off with a non-racing event during the Northeast Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY on March 11 and 12. Series schedule cards, Mike Emhof Motorsports displays as well as a beautiful display by series champion Dalton Herrick will be featured during the unofficial kickoff to racing season in the Northeast.

The 305 sprint series growing in popularity with fans across New York and Pennsylvania will first hit the track on Saturday May 13 at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway. This will be the first of three “DisBatch Brewing Challenge Series” events taking place at the Canandaigua, NY facility (May 13, July 3 and August 5).

Cole will also carry the CRSA Sprints sanction at his track for weekly 305 sprint car competition. Plans in 2023 at LOLR also call for new grandstands, VIP suite space and other facility upgrades.

Returning again in 2023 will be the coveted Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge” which will highlight six stops along the New York State Thruway at Weedsport Speedway (May 28), Fonda Spedway (June 3, July 29 and September 15) and Utica-Rome Speedway (June 9 and July 14). This challenge will keep its own points and pay out a generous point fund at the series banquet in December.

For the first time in series history, the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints will head West to Kurt and Bonnie Stebbins’ Genesee Speedway on September 22.

“We are happy to see what Kurt and Bonnie are building at Genesee and our drivers have this date circled to tackle a new venue where nobody has a thick notebook for,” said Series Director Mike Emhof.

CRSA will also return to “The Great Race Place” Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the first time in four years on August 25. Jeff Trombley (2019), Matt Tanner (2018) and Thomas Radivoy (2018) are the most recent CRSA Sprints winners at Malta.

“Lyle’s reputation that he has built at Albany-Saratoga speaks for itself, so for he and his staff to bring the CRSA Sprints back in 2023 is a huge honor,” noted Emhof.

Brett Deyo has reaffirmed his strong commitment to 305 sprint cars again this season, taking 5 dates across two of the speedways in his portfolio at Utica-Rome Speedway and Fonda Speedway.

The drivers and teams of CRSA will also make a pair of return visits each to Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY as well as Afton Motorsports Park in Afton, NY. Teams will set their GPS units to the “Keystone State” twice in 2023 as they head back to Susquehanna, PA and Penn Can Speedway in June and September.

2022 saw the “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” travel to Brad Smith’s Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park for the first time in ten years, with the more local driver Kyle Pierce scoring a big win. Smith has once again signed on to bring CRSA back on September 9.

Tyler Siri will bring the 305 traveling series back to his four-tenths-mile Outlaw Speedway for the sixth time in series history on June 16.

Former Patriot Sprint Tour supporters Woodhull Raceway, owned and promoted by Nikki and Terry Brewer, have signed on to welcome the CRSA Sprints back to “New York’s Toughest Bullring” on August 19 for the first time since June 9, 2018.

Once again special award winners and top points finishers will celebrate the 2023 season at Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday December 2. The 2022 celebration distributed an even $15,000 in cash, contingencies and product, with series champion Dalton Herrick taking home the lion’s share.

CRSA Sprint Series Director Mike Emhof is encouraged about both progress, growth and what the schedule has to offer supporters of the CRSA Sprints.

“I am very proud of where the CRSA Sprints have grown to and what we have put together for the 2023 tour. We could not do it without our drivers who put on the great shows they do, which has created a demand amongst promoters in our area to bring our drivers in. Couple that with race track promoters who see value in our product and a dedicated group of marketing partners who see advertising potential in our shows- we couldn’t ask for more.”

2023 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints Schedule:

March 11-12 Northeast Motorsports Expo – Syracuse, NY

May 13 Land of Legends Raceway

May 20 Thunder Mountain Speedway

May 28 Weedsport Speedway

June 3 Fonda Speedway

June 9 Utica-Rome Speedway

June 16 Outlaw Speedway

June 30 Penn Can Speedway

July 2 Thunder Mountain Speedway

July 3 Land of Legends Raceway

July 14 Utica-Rome Speedway

July 29 Fonda Speedway

Aug. 5 Land of Legends Raceway

Aug. 12 Afton Motorsports Park

Aug. 19 Woodhull Raceway

Aug. 25 Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Sep. 9 Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park

Sep. 15 Fonda Speedway

Sep. 16 Penn Can Speedway

Sep. 22 Genesee Speedway

Oct. 6 Afton Motorsports Park

Dec. 2 Awards Banquet @ Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for 2022 include A-Verdi Storage Containers, Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Eagle Enterprises, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DisBatch Brewing Company, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results and points please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, OAKS, PA

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

NASCAR Cup Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Favorite Ryan Preece Meets Fans At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show On Day Two, Best Booth Awards Presented, Billy Pauch Car Owners Swap Stories, Memories On Stage; Dates Set For 2024 PPB Motorsports Show

Oaks, PA (Sat.) - Day Two of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show Saturday featured a guest appearance by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece, the presentation of Best Booth Awards by the newly crowned Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Lindsey Garl, and a rousing Roundtable stage discussion among Billy Pauch and many of his former car owners.

Preece signed hundreds of autographs for fans after informing show attendees of his excitement about racing full-time on the NASCAR Cup Circuit for the first time since 2021. Preece signed autographs in front of the United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing Ford Mustang No. 41 he will drive full-time in 2023.

Ms. Motorsports 2023 began her reign at the Show Saturday, presenting Best Booth Awards to show exhibitors.

Award winners were SUBLMTD for Best Commercial Display, Logan Watt for Best Stock Car, Adrianna Delliponto for Best Open Cockpit Car, High Side Hustler for Best Quarter Midget, the Outlaw Micro Stocks/ ALP Enterprises for Best Speedway Club, Bruce Larson's USA 1 Funny Car for Best Appearing Drag Car, the Liedl L car that was part of the Billy Pauch Tribute Display for Best Vintage Stock Car, and the Kurtis Kraft 1956 Roadster No. 27 for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car.

Exhibitors were pleased with show turnouts for both days of this year's show.

“We had a lot of interested people at our booths all weekend,” commented Doug Rose, promoter of Bridgeport Motorsports Park and The Action Track At Kutztown. “It was a steady crowd Friday and Saturday was non-stop,” Rose said, noting that his hoarse-sounding voice was from talking to show attendees, not from a cold.

“Friday was very busy for us and Saturday was solid,” Bulldog Rears/ DMI principal Dave Ely confided. “This is the 12th year for us at the Show and it was a great one. We don't necessarily do the show to make sales as much as we do to support the concept and meet with our customers. This year we made some new sales,” Ely praised.

Behrent's Performance Warehouse's Jeff Behrent, who had 11 sales staff at his booth, was pleased. “Friday was very good and Saturday was just as good. Lots of traffic, good steady sales,” Behrent summed.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear staff said that while there were some shirts left by the show's end, there were none left in the most popular sizes.

Racing legend Billy Pauch was joined on stage, for the second day of this show, this time by many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, D.A. Hanson, George and Marilyn VanVarick, Tony Sesely, Al and Dave DeBlasio and Leon and Joe Liedl, Jr. Stories were swapped among the owners who praised Pauch for his efforts in their equipment while recalling some of the trials and tribulations of their years together.

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) used the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon, with 2022 champion Kyle Taraska among many honored.

Saturday's PPB Motorsports Show activity was dedicated to a wide range of seminars.

Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko, Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the Basics Of Racing with longtime Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.

Jim Shuttlesworth was pleased with his turnout. “We had somewhere around 35 people at Our Sprint Car seminar. They listened and asked questions. I think everyone who was there learned some things,” Shuttleworth shared.

Also on the Saturday schedule was the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races with a large turnout of youngsters participating in three different age brackets.

Dates for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA have been set by Len Sammons Production for Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2024.

For more information follow along at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

SUCCESSFUL 2022 HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS FROM 5 TO 67 HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; RECORD $175,000+ IN POINT FUND MONIES DISTRIBUTED

By Mike Leone

(January 21, 2023) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Edinburg, PA)…While the 2023 racing season is only a few months away, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2022 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center. Attendees from six states and Ontario, Canada filled the beautiful banquet hall as a record $175,000+ in cash was distributed to RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, Stock Car, and Kart Series racers. Drivers from the ages of 5 to 67 years of age were recognized. All told well over $325,000 in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2022 season.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Models had events at 20 different speedways in 2022 with over 300 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or tour events. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Cars completed year number five with growing car counts and more participation. Year nine for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified season continued to feature the highest weekly car counts of any Modified division in the region. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Pro Mods wrapped up year number seven already and had their highest car count averages at both Stateline and Bradford Speedways. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Cars completed their second season with weekly events at Dog Hollow, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways.

Congrats to the following 2022 RUSH Champions: Logan Roberson (Late Model Tour), Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model Weekly), Philip Bubeck (Late Model "Futures Cup"), Jim Rasey (Late Model "Wheelman"), Chad Ruhlman (Sprint Car Weekly), Trent Marshall (Sprint Car "Futures Cup"), Ben Easler (Sportsman Mod Weekly & "Route 7 Rumble"), Ayden Cipriano (Sportsman Mod Tour), Cole Edwards (Sportsman Mod "Futures Cup"), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly), Zain Harvey (Pro Mod "Futures Cup"), Tim Laughard (Stock Car Weekly), Cody Rickard (Stock Car "Futures Cup), Mike Boardman (Adult Kart), Trenton Curry (Jr-2 Kart), Jackson Himes (Jr-1 Kart), and Bexley Smith (Amateur Kart).

All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, large championship checks thanks to Ontime Body & Graphic, and embroidered RUSH championship jackets. Also, all 14 Late Model "Track Pack" Champions received $1,000 as each RUSH weekly-sanctioned track's top six member racers split $2,500.

In his first year of following the Flynn's Tire Touring Series, Logan Roberson earned the record high paying $15,000 championship for the Hovis RUSH Late Models. Roberson became the second straight Virginian to win the title after his nemesis Kyle Hardy won the title in 2021. Roberson and Hardy ironically tied for fourth in the Weekly Series standings. After winning two of the first three events to open the season and garner the $1,000 3C Graphix "Battle of the Bay" title, Roberson added four more victories throughout the season including $7,600+ at Pittsburgh's "Jook George Steel City Classic" and the $3,500 finale at Lernerville to clinch the Tour title.

Jeremy Wonderling won the National Weekly Series Championship for the second time in his career. The Wellsville, NY three-time Flynn's Tire Tour Champion won 17 times at five different speedways. He was able to finish in the top 5 an impressive 31 times in 43 races! At Bradford, he won the final three races to earn the Track Pack Championship. Despite not racing weekly at Genesee, he really excelled there winning 10 times in 15 races including the last seven he ran in, and the sweep of the $6,000 "Topless Nationals" propelled him past Jason Genco on the next-to-last weekend of points! In total, Wonderling earned $11,400 in point fund monies.

Second year RUSH racer, Philip Bubeck, became the second straight Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway racer to earn the "Futures Cup" Championship in the Late Model division. The 19-year-old Collier, WV driver also won the "Track Pack" Championship at Pittsburgh and finished 23rd in the National Weekly Series points for a total of $1,785 in point fund monies.

Veteran Big-Block Modified standout, Jim Rasey, became the 14th different D&V Jewelers "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Champion in 15 years! Rasey won the $300 title and a set of Schoenfeld Headers valued at $500 for Jim Wrightsman, who earned his second title as a car owner. The Ohio duo ran the Flynn's Tire Touring Series for the first time and finished eighth in points.

For the fourth time in five years, Chad Ruhlman earned the $5,000 RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. After winning the first two championships in his own #87R, Chad took 2020 off to focus on his son Kevin's RUSH Sprint Car exploits. The Erie, Pa. driver returned to RUSH Sprint Car racing in 2021; however, this time driving the #68 for longtime car owner Tim Engles- a former "410" Sprint Car racer in 1980s. The duo garnered their second straight title this past season. Ruhlman won eight times upping his all-time leading career win total to 42. Ruhlman was also the 2014 RUSH Late Model National Weekly Series Champion.

RUSH newcomer Trent Marshall was the "Futures Cup" Champion for the Sprint Car division. After a late start to the season, the 15-year-old Go-Kart graduate from Smicksburg, Pa. gained some valuable seat time and fought some mechanical gremlins, but was able to record a career best 12th at Knox Raceway on August 21.

One year ago, Ben Easler turned a lot of heads in his rookie season of RUSH Sportsman Modified racing winning a feature event, finishing fourth in the Weekly Series and capturing the "Futures Cup Championship". Fast forward to 2022 and you'd never know this racer was just 16. Easler led the way with six feature wins along with 16 top 5s and 20 top 10s in 23 starts. He dominated the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series with just one finish outside the top 6 in 15 starts. The Linesville, Pa. took home $4,800 for winning the Hovis Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championships in addition to third place in the Flynn's Tire Touring Series.

Looking back at his final stats, it's hard to believe that prior to July, Ayden Cipriano had never won a RUSH Sportsman Modified feature. That all changed on July 8 at Raceway 7 when the 2020 "Futures Cup" Champion garnered his first career win. That was a springboard to more success when he won at Sharon on August 12, backed it up the following night winning the special at Tri-City, repeating with another victory the following event at Sharon, and added his first Lernerville win in September. In the end, Cipriano had 16 top 5s and 22 top 10s in 24 starts for second place in the Weekly Series. And even though he didn't break into victory lane on the Flynn's Tire Tour, he was recorded all top six finishes to seal the 16-year-old's first title.

Cole Edwards had a big improvement in the 14-year-old's second season of RUSH Sportsman Modified racing to garner the "Futures Cup" title. The Emlenton, Pa. driver had a career best finish of third, added two top 5s at Raceway 7 and one each at Sharon and Pittsburgh, which were all career best finishes at those tracks. Edwards doubled his 2021 top 10s of five to 10 this past year.

Dennis Lunger, Jr., who has raced RUSH Late Models off and on over the years, captured an unprecedented sixth straight RUSH Pro Mod title doing it in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series! The 54-year-old Albion, Pa. driver won nine times at Stateline and added a win at both Bradford and Genesee. He had 13 top 5s in just 14 starts for the $3,500 championship. Lunger said he'll be back in 2023 to try and win his seventh title in a row!

Seventeen-year-old rookie Zain Harvey was the RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Champion. The Eldred, Pa. go-kart graduate had 10 top 5s and 14 top 10s. He ended the season with three straight runner-up finishes at Bradford and added another at Stateline to easily win the crown.

The 2022 Hovis RUSH Stock Car Champion, Tim Laughard, joined up with the Series late in 2021 and won two of his five starts. This year, the brother of veteran RUSH Late Model racer Mike Laughard set out to win the $2,000 championship and he did just that. He led the way with seven wins at Dog Hollow and also picked up a victory in his first ever appearance at Eriez on August 28.

The 2021 Jr-2 RUSH Kart Series Champion, Cody Rickard of Jamestown, NY, made the move up to the RUSH Stock cars and had 10 victories between Eriez and Stateline to capture the "Futures Cup" Championship as a 14-year-old, and finished in a tie for second in the Weekly Series points.

The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The prestigious Legacy Award was won by the Hendren Family. The 2022 season marked the 10th year the "Bill Hendren Memorial" has taken place in the Northeast for the RUSH Late Models despite the Hendren Family being from North Carolina. Bill's son Steve Hendren has worked hard every year to make the event bigger and better. This past year saw a $4,000 to-win preliminary show followed by $10,000 to-win at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, which was won by Jeremy Wonderling.

Longtime official Jimmy Dutko was presented the Majestic Award. Dutko of Cooperstown, Pa. has been part of the officiating crew since Chevrolet Performance crate engine racing began in the Northeast in 2007. Dutko's history with RUSH Director's Vicki Emig and Mike Leone goes back even further when he was an official at Mercer Raceway Park during Emig's tenure. Over the years Dutko has done everything from being a race director, pit steward, lining up cars, scoring events, helping set up and tear down at events, and everything in between.

The Miles Traveled Award went to Logan Roberson, Craig Graham, and Brandt Graham. Roberson traveled more than 7700 miles from his home in Waynesboro, Virginia to follow the RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series, while the Grahams did the same from their home in Orono, Ontario, Canada. Being from Canada, the Graham's award was renamed the Kilometers Traveled. The Graham's closest track was New York's Genesee Speedway and was still more than three hours away!

The Grahams were also awarded one of three Outstanding Achievement Awards for being the first father-son duo to compete on the entire Touring Series, and of course doing it from Canada! The two other awards went to Blaze Myers and Lucas Canon. Myers, 18 of Franklin, Pa., is the only driver to compete in all 51 RUSH Sprint Car events over the past two years, and finished third in Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series points both years. Canon, 16 of Sharpsville, Pa., was the only driver to not only compete in all 29 RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series events in 2022, but also the only one to earn point fund monies in all four championship programs.

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2023 season with details to be released soon, while Toni Carbone and her sister Kim photographed the event.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series Top 11 Driver Points: 1. LOGAN ROBERSON 1531 2. Joe Martin 1496 3. Jeremy Wonderling 1491 4. Brady Wonderling 1402 5. Matt Latta 1398 6. Breyton Santee 1313 7. Andy Michael 1229 8. Jim Rasey 1184 9. Ashton Briggs 1138 10. Craig Graham 1079 11. Brandt Graham 1072.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. JEREMY WONDERLING 1344 2. Jason Genco 1340 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1327 4. Kyle Hardy & Logan Roberson 1326 6. Joe Martin 1325 7. Chad Homan 1315 8. Brian Knowles 1311 9. Jason Knowles 1308 10. Josh Ferry 1303 11. Michael Reft 1296 12. Donnie Dotson 1295 13. David Parker 1290 14. Steve LeBarron 1288 15. Cole Petrelle 1287 16. Brady Wonderling 1281 17. Doug Ricotta 1280 18. Austin Allen 1278 19. Brett Marlatt 1272 20. Jimmy Johnson 1267 21. Bill Holmes III & J.J. Mazur 1262 23. Philip Bubeck 1258 24. Chris Fleming 1256 25. Travis Campbell 1255 26. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1254 27. Matt Sipes 1250 28. Ben Scott 1247 29. Scott Gurdak 1241 30. Alan Chapman & Breyton Santee 1239 32. Jared Keeney, Kyle Lukon, Aaron Miller, A.J. Spagnuolo & Kurt Stebbins 1237 37. Randy Hall 1234 38. Daniel Brown, Jr. 1227 39. Mike Wonderling 1226 40. Ward Schell 1223.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model “Futures Cup” Points: 1. PHILIP BUBECK 1258 2. Ryan Hare 1201 3. George Casto III 1193 4. Ashton Briggs 1139 5. Scooter Tippett 952.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model D&V Jewelers “Wheelman” Bonus Event Challenge Series Champion: 1. JIM RASEY 732.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model $1,000 "Track Pack" Champions: Jeremy Wonderling (Bradford), Joe Warren (Delaware), Michael Duritsky, Jr. (Dog Hollow), Jason Genco (Eriez & Stateline), Doug Ricotta (Genesee), Jared Keeney (The Hill), Philip Bubeck (Pittsburgh), Kyle Hardy (Potomac), Josh Ferry (Raceway 7), Alan Chapman (Skyline), Donnie Dotson (Tyler County), Travis Campbell (Winchester) & Brian Knowles (Woodhull).

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. CHAD RUHLMAN 1192 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1188 3. Blaze Myers 1172 4. John Mollick 1158 5. Andy Priest 1142 6. Arnie Kent 1139 7. Brian Hartzell 1118 8. Nolan Groves 1105 9. Ryan Fraley 1086 10. Tyler Newhart 1085 11. Zack Wilson 1071 12. Joe Buccola 1050 13. Jeff Metsger 1041 14. Ricky Tucker, Jr. 1034 15. Brandon Shughart 1018 16. Brian Cressley 1016 17. Charlie Utsinger 1013 18. Amelia Clay 972 19. Kevin Kaserman 961 20. A.J. MacQuarrie 847.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Champion: 1. TRENT MARSHALL 380.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. BEN EASLER 1328 2. Ayden Cipriano 1320 3. Kole Holden 1308 4. Rob Kristyak 1290 5. Justin Shea 1277 6. Tony Tatgenhorst 1266 7. JC Boyer 1260 8. Cole Edwards 1213 9. Kyle Martell 1211 10. Jacob Rutana 1207 11. Jacob Jordan 1207 12. Doug Rutana 1205 13. Brandon Ritchey 1182 14. Dalton Gabriel 1180 15. Lucas Canon 1171 16. Jordan Ehrenberg 1166 17. Josh Deems 1165 18. Dave Price 1144 19. Chelsie Kriegisch 1090 20. Jacob Wolfe 1065.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Flynn's Tire Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. AYDEN CIPRIANO 476 2. Rob Kristyak 459 3. Ben Easler 457 4. Kole Holden 447 5. Jordan Ehrenberg 430 6. Jacob Jordan 418 7. Lucas Canon 373 8. Doug Rutana 344 9. Kyle Martell 332 10. Dave Price & Jacob Rutana 318.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble Series" Top 8 Points: 1. BEN EASLER 1443 2. Rob Kristyak 1387 3. Kole Holden 1374 4. Ayden Cipriano 1369 5. Cole Edwards 1280 6. Kyle Martell 1277 7. Dave Price 1205 8. Lucas Canon 1192.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" Points: 1. COLE EDWARDS 1213 2. Dalton Gabriel 1180 3. Lucas Canon 1171.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. DENNIS LUNGER, JR. 1337 2. Steve Dixon 1328 3. Al Brewer 1310 4. Zain Harvey 1277 5. Tyler Oakes 1264 6. Chad Carlson 1230 7. Brendan Warner 1195 8. Nick Arnold 1190 9. Chad Ramsey, Jr. 1188 10. Ian DeGolier 1181 11. John Cline 1150 12. Victor Earle, Jr. 1101 13. Kirk Mohawk 1059 14. Vaughn Nystrom 1044 15. Derek Peterson 1035 16. Adam Ashcroft 1031 17. Brian Mohawk 1010 18. Tyler Sutton 980 19. Stu Rickard 960 20. Critter Hemphill 925.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Points: 1. ZAIN HARVEY 1277 2. Brendan Warner 1195 3. Chad Ramsey, Jr. 1188 4. Kirk Mohawk 1059 5. Derek Peterson 1035 6. Tyler Sutton 980 7. Garrett Miller 860 8. Cameron Sherwood 766.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Car Weekly Series Points: 1. TIM LAUGHARD 1220 2. Mikael Beaver, John Eckenrod & Cody Rickard 1215.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Car "Futures Cup" Points: 1. CODY RICKARD 1215.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Adult Points: 1. MIKE BOARDMAN 1263 2. Morgan Curry 1257 3. Jill Rickard 1217 4. Scott Seekins 1194 5. Dylan Greene 1188 6. Kaitlin Raught.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Jr-2 Points: 1. TRENTON CURRY 1212.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Jr-1 Points: 1. JACKSON HIMES 1236 2. Emily Heisler 1226 3. Izzy Strickland 1192 4. Ethan Arnone 930.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Amateur/Rookie Points: 1. BEXLEY SMITH 1239 2. Alexander Daniels, Jr. 1221 3. Adalynn Ryan 1212 4. Emmie Bush 1211.

2022 Special Award Winners: Legacy: Hendren Family Majestic: Jimmy Dutko Outstanding Achievement: Blaze Myers, Lucas Canon, Craig Graham & Brandt Graham Miles Traveled: Logan Roberson, Craig Graham & Brandt Graham

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook and Twitter pages by searching for the appropriate RUSH Series.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, OAKS, PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE, WITH OUR THANKS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

NASCAR Cup Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Favorite Ryan Preece Meets Fans At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show On Day Two, Best Booth Awards Presented, Billy Pauch Car Owners Swap Stories, Memories On Stage; Dates Set For 2024 PPB Motorsports Show

Oaks, PA (Sat.) - Day Two of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show Saturday featured a guest appearance by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece, the presentation of Best Booth Awards by the newly crowned Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Lindsey Garl, and a rousing Roundtable stage discussion among Billy Pauch and many of his former car owners.

Preece signed hundreds of autographs for fans after informing show attendees of his excitement about racing full-time on the NASCAR Cup Circuit for the first time since 2021. Preece signed autographs in front of the United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing Ford Mustang No. 41 he will drive full-time in 2023.

Ms. Motorsports 2023 began her reign at the Show Saturday, presenting Best Booth Awards to show exhibitors.

Award winners were SUBLMTD for Best Commercial Display, Logan Watt for Best Stock Car, Adrianna Delliponto for Best Open Cockpit Car, High Side Hustler for Best Quarter Midget, the Outlaw Micro Stocks/ ALP Enterprises for Best Speedway Club, Bruce Larson's USA 1 Funny Car for Best Appearing Drag Car, the Liedl L car that was part of the Billy Pauch Tribute Display for Best Vintage Stock Car, and the Kurtis Kraft 1956 Roadster No. 27 for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car.

Exhibitors were pleased with show turnouts for both days of this year's show.

“We had a lot of interested people at our booths all weekend,” commented Doug Rose, promoter of Bridgeport Motorsports Park and The Action Track At Kutztown. “It was a steady crowd Friday and Saturday was non-stop,” Rose said, noting that his hoarse-sounding voice was from talking to show attendees, not from a cold.

“Friday was very busy for us and Saturday was solid,” Bulldog Rears/ DMI principal Dave Ely confided. “This is the 12th year for us at the Show and it was a great one. We don't necessarily do the show to make sales as much as we do to support the concept and meet with our customers. This year we made some new sales,” Ely praised.

Behrent's Performance Warehouse's Jeff Behrent, who had 11 sales staff at his booth, was pleased. “Friday was very good and Saturday was just as good. Lots of traffic, good steady sales,” Behrent summed.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear staff said that while there were some shirts left by the show's end, there were none left in the most popular sizes.

Racing legend Billy Pauch was joined on stage, for the second day of this show, this time by many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, D.A. Hanson, George and Marilyn VanVarick, Tony Sesely, Al and Dave DeBlasio and Leon and Joe Liedl, Jr. Stories were swapped among the owners who praised Pauch for his efforts in their equipment while recalling some of the trials and tribulations of their years together.

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) used the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon, with 2022 champion Kyle Taraska among many honored.

Saturday's PPB Motorsports Show activity was dedicated to a wide range of seminars.

Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko, Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the Basics Of Racing with longtime Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.

Jim Shuttlesworth was pleased with his turnout. “We had somewhere around 35 people at Our Sprint Car seminar. They listened and asked questions. I think everyone who was there learned some things,” Shuttleworth shared.

Also on the Saturday schedule was the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races with a large turnout of youngsters participating in three different age brackets.

Dates for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA have been set by Len Sammons Production for Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2024.

For more information follow along at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour issues several rules updates for 2023

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…With the season roughly two months away the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards has announced several technical and general rules updates for the fast-approaching campaign.
Some of the pertinent rule updates and modifications for this season include the implementation of fire suppression systems, along with an update to the weight rule, tires, aluminum block engines, double file restarts and guaranteed time in the work area. Traction control devices as always, are prohibited, and will present a stiff penalty if found.

Details of the updates can be found below. The full rulebook can be found at https://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/rules

-A fire suppression system that meets the SFI 17.3 specification must be installed and functional in all race cars at all times when competing at Sprint Car Challenge Tour events by May 1, 2023.

The fire suppression system must include a thermal trigger and a manual trigger, both mounted in the driver’s compartment. The thermal trigger must be in the lower area of the drivers compartment forward of the seat near the area of the fuel pump. The manual trigger must be mounted within reach of the driver on the forward left-hand side of the cockpit. A minimum of one nozzle must be mounted in the lower area of the cockpit forward of the seat.

The DOT approved cylinder manufactured of aluminum or steel must be securely mounted to the frame per the manufacturer’s instructions and the discretion of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour officials. The cylinder must have a minimum capacity of 5 lbs.

The system must be fully charged and display a legible and valid SFI 17.3 and manufacture label, easily viewable at any time by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour officials. Cylinders that are beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacturer.

If a nozzle is connected to the cylinder with a line, the line must be steel or steel reinforced and must be triggered at the end of the line.

Approved Manufacturers

Lifeline Fire & Safety USA, 540-251-2724

Safety Systems Inc. (Firebottle), Ft Myers, FL, 239-995-6300

Spa Technique Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-271-7941

Safecraft Safety Equipment, Martinez, CA, 800-400-2259

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-Aluminum Block Engines will be allowed in SCCT competition

Aluminum Block Requirements:

Absolutely NO lightening of any kind allowed
Standard or raised cam allowed
Oversized cams allowed
Roller cam bearings allowed
Minimum allowed deck height is 8.970”
Maximum allowed deck height is 9.020”
Oversized and keyed lifters allowed
Must be standard or GS-1 lifter location only. No exceptions
Must be standard oil pan rail
Full bellhousing must remain

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-Minimum Weight Rule Update

The MINIMUM weight rule with SCCT is now 1500 pounds with the driver fully suited in the car at any time before, during or after the racing event. ASCS head engine will also be 1500 pounds with the driver fully suited in the car at any time.

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-Traction control devices of any type are NOT permitted at any time, during any event.

Any team found with a traction control device in any pre and/or post-race inspection will be disqualified from that event and face the following penalties:

• $10,000 car owner fine

• $10,000 driver fine

• Loss of all Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship points and winnings

• Banned/suspended for a minimum of one calendar year.

From time-to-time random inspections will occur and various components may be impounded for further analysis and inspection including, but not limited to ignition systems, ignition boxes, wiring looms, and or tachometers.

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-Hoosier Tire Rule Update

Only the following designated Hoosier Racing Tires will be permitted for competition on all four (4) positions of the racecar at all Sprint Car Challenge Tour events.

Front tires: D12, D15, D20

Right Rear Tire: H15, Medium or D15A

Left Rear Tire: H12, RD12 or D12A

NO HTW right rear Tires will be allowed.

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-Double File Restarts Update

All Feature events will go to SINGLE FILE restarts with 10 or less laps remaining.

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-Guaranteed Time in the Work Area

There will be NO guaranteed time in the work area after the halfway point of any event held during the night.

 


 

NOMINATIONS SET, VOTING OPENS FOR REGIONAL ARPY AWARDS, THE RPM OUTSTANDING EVENT OF THE YEAR AND THE 47TH ANNUAL AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

- Nominee List Included along with Link for Voting –

- Shores Resort & Spa Room Block Deadline Extended to Thursday, January 26, 2023 -

Daytona Beach, Florida (January 20, 2023) – The nomination ballot has been set for the 47th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, regional Auto Racing Promoter’s of the Year and the RPM Outstanding Event of the Year and is released below.

Voting begins today and will run through midnight on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 to determine all award winners.

Region 1 Nominees: Lyle DeVore, Albany-Saratoga Speedway, NY; Paul Cole, Land of Legends Raceway, NY; Bobby Webber, Star Speedway, NH; Kolten Gouse, BAPS Motor Speedway, PA; Brett Deyo, Fonda Speedway, NY; Zane Rettew, Buck Motorspports Park, PA.

Region 2 Nominees: Camron Ray, Citrus County Speedway, FL; Tim Bryant, Five Flags Speedway, FL; Jack McNelly, CARS Tour, NC; Scott Tripp, Lakeview Speedway, SC; Garrett Mitchell, Freedom Factory, FL.

Region 3 Nominees: Randy Maggio, Painesville Speedway/Lorain County Speedway, OH; Kevin Gundaker, Tri City Speedway, IL; David Deery, Rockford Speedway, IL; Larry Boos, Montpelier Motor Speedway & Rumble at Fort Wayne, IN; Rex Lejune, Attic Raceway Park, OH.

Region 4 Nominees: Todd Thelen, Slinger Super Speedway, WI; Wayne Brevik, Marshfield Motor Speedway, WI; Terry Tucker, Jefferson Speedway, WI; Steve Sinclair, IRA Sprint Car Series, WI; Toby Kruse & Ratajczak Family, 141 Speedway, WI; Cole Queensland & Queensland Family, Deer Creek Speedway, MN

Region 5 Nominees: Brad Stevens, & Jessi Mynatt, 34 Raceway, IA; John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway, IA; Scotty Allen, Dallas County Speedway, MO

John Allen, 81 Speedway, KS

Region 6 Nominees: Scott & Kim Russell, Placerville Speedway, CA; Dennis Gage, Marysville Raceway, CA; Peter Murphy, Skagit Speedway, WA; Kevin Sustaire, Rocket Raceway Park, TX; Brad Whitfield, Cocopah Speedway, AZ; Tim Huddleson, Irwindale Speedway, CA; Steve Faria, Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, CA.

Outstanding Event Nominees: Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, IA; Buckeye Figure 8 Nationals, Painesville Speedway, OH; Ironman 55, I-55 Raceway, MO; Brian Mize Memorial, Rocket Raceway Park, TX; Rumble in Fort Wayne, IN; Motor Mountain Masters, Jennerstown Speedway, PA; Fall Classic, 141 Speedway, WI; Spring Sizzler, Stafford Motor Speedway, CT.; The Gold Cup, Silver Dollar Speedway, CA.

The link for balloting is as follows: https://forms.gle/fqZdb6gXsdvvcJvo6 (All regions must be voted for. Ballots may be rejected).

Joe Kosiski, who promoted I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, was introduced as the 46th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year in February of 2022 at the 49th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops presented at the Daytona Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, representing Region Five, the Great Plains region of RPM balloting.

The 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year Award will be presented at the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops at the Daytona Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 12-14, 2022. Reservations may be made at the Shores Spa & Resort (the room block is open until, Monday, January 23, 2023); https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=17713&Chain=5433&arrive=2023-02-10&depart=2023-02-16&adult=1&child=0&group=2302RPMRAC


The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

 

 

2023 Midwest Sprint Car Series

Saturday April 15th Tri-State Speedway Spring Showdown 30 Laps $5000

Saturday May 13th Tri-State Speedway Midwest Madness 25 Laps $3000

Saturday May 20th Paragon Speedway MSCS Paragon Special 25 Laps $5000

Friday May 26th Bloomington Josh Burton Memorial 30 Laps $3000
Rain date Sept.