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Short Track Natioanls Entries at 50 and Counting!

Pre-Entry Deadline on Monday

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (September 28, 2023) – It’s just one week away, and the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape s pre-entry count has climbed to 50 for the event set to take place at Texarkana 67 Speedway.

The pre-entry deadline that includes a free two-day driver pit pass looms on Monday. Late entries submitted after October 2 will be $150 rather than $100 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

The crown jewel event kicks off Thursday, October 5, with the $4,646-to win 16th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial before transitioning into the $20,000-to-win 36th Annual Short Track Nationals on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7.

Among the latest entries is newly-crowned Knoxville Raceway 410-ci Sprint Car champion Austin McCarl of Altoona, IA.

McCarl picked off a July 15 win at Knoxville en route to his initial Knoxville championship along with an IRA win at 34 Raceway in April and an ASCS National win at Lakeside in May as he gears up for his first Short Track Nationals appearance.

McCarl joins a loaded field of competitors that includes past event winners Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Blake Hahn and Wayne Johnson along with top ASCS National championship contenders including the likes of current points leader Jason Martin along with Matt Covington, Jordon Mallett, Howard Moore, Brandon Anderson and more.

Brock Lemley is slated to make the tow from Washington state while Tuesday Calderwood escapes the heat of the Arizona desert to take on a diverse field of competitors from across the landscape.

Sunnyvale, Texas shoe Hafertepe, Jr., brought the curtains down on Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway by topping last year’s Short Track Nationals finale for the second time in three years after he and Aaron Reutzel posted preliminary feature wins the previous night.

Hafertepe, Jr., joined Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., as two-time Short Track Nationals winners with other multiple-time champions including Blake Hahn and Steve Kinser (three times each) and Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright atop the charts with five wins each.

Single time STN champions include Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Current Short Track Nationals Entries:

0-Mike Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

1-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

1d-Prestin Dalton (Millington, TN)

1jr-Steven Russell (Rochester, IL)

2-Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2-Jason Shavers (Canton, MS)

2c-Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T-Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4-Tuesday Calderwood (Goodyear, AZ)

4x-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

6-Koty Adams (Haughton, LA)

6-Christopher Townsend (La Porte, TX)

G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

7c-Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10-Brock Lemley (Sedro Woolley, WA)

10k-Dewayne White (Byalia, MS)

12-Jeffrey Newell (Tulsa, OK)

12m-Greg Merritt (Nesbit, MS)

12x-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

21m-Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

22m-Rees Moran (Tulsa, OK)

23-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

23w-Conner Wray (Olive Branch, MS)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

30-Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)

36-Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

43-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44-Jason Howell (Ft. Worth, TX)

44-Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

45x-Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55b-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

71-Channin Tankersley (Arlington, TX)

71b-Brady Baker (Alexander, AR)

79-Gage Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO)

87J-Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

88-Austin McCarl (Altoona, IA)

91-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

98p-Miles Paulus (Marshall, MO)

938-Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape submitted by Monday, October 2, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 2 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-Law-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 5-7, 2023.

October 5 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 6 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap featues.

October 7 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Dash and the championship main event.

Friday event points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Dash. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past STN Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN, watch live at https://flosports.link/3ECzSVP.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

30th Fall Nationals Set for October 6th and 7th; $5,000 to Win on Saturday

CHICO, Calif., September 28, 2023…For the 30th time Silver Dollar Speedway will host the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals featuring winged 360 sprint cars on October 6th and 7th. This year marks the 9th time the race will be in tribute to Stephen Allard.

The weekend will feature two individual nights of racing with qualifying, heat races and main events. Friday night’s main event winner will earn $2,500, while the Saturday night 40-lap finale will pay a staggering $5,000 to win. This race weekend will conclude the 2023 season at Chico.

Stephen Allard was a two-time sprint car champion at Silver Dollar Speedway. In 1996 he tied Shane Scott for his first title and then backed that up in 2007 with his second and final. Throughout his Chico career, Allard won a total of 18 sprint car races, 15 of them being 410 wins while three came in the 360 ranks. Allard’s first win at Chico was on August 9, 1991, and his final win took place at the Civil War 360 Fair race on May 30, 2010. Allard had a determined driving style mixed with the right amount of aggressiveness that earned the respect of fellow drivers and fans.

In honor of his brother, Jonathan Allard returns to this event after a four-year absence. Allard recently raced in the Gold Cup but hasn’t competed in the Fall Nationals since 2019. Jonathan won this event back in 2008. The odds-on favorite might just be Fremont’s Shane Golobic. Out of eight races this year at Silver Dollar Speedway, Golobic has won four. He is the 2022 track champion and the defending winner of the Fall Nationals. Sacramento’s Kalib Henry has been stout in recent years and won the 2021 edition of this race. Four-time Chico champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn has three Fall Nationals wins, but his most recent was back in 2016. The seven-time track champion Sean Becker also had success at this race. He is a three-time winner but like Forsberg, his last win was a while ago in 2014. Other stout drivers will include Sacramento’s Justyn Cox, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Modesto’s Tony Gomes, Lincoln’ Tanner Carrick, and this years Tyler Wolf Memorial winner Landon Brooks of Yuba City

FAN INFORMATION

The front gate will open at 5 PM on Friday night and 4 PM on Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased at the front box office starting at the times just mentioned above on each day. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

Pricing for this event is as follows:

*FRIDAY NIGHT Adult (18 & UP) $20.00, Juniors (13-17) $12.00, Childs (6-12) $10.00. Kids 5 and UNDER are FREE.

*SATURDAY NIGHT Adult (18 & UP) $25.00, Juniors (13-17) $15.00, Childs (6-12) $12.00. Kids 5 and UNDER are FREE.

Seating is general admission. Parking is FREE.

RACE HAULERS

Race Teams: Pit gate will open at 2 PM each day. Haulers, please use the same entrance as the Gold Cup. Turn onto Martin Luther King Pkwy and turn into the access road between Costco and the Water District offices that leads you into the fairgrounds.

CAMPING

Camping is available this weekend over by Pit Road only and will be open starting Thursday afternoon. Camping charge is $50 per night. Please pay at the pit gate and give your name and spot number.

 


 

PENULTIMATE ROUND OF WESTERN MIDGET RACING CHAMPIONSHIP INVADES MOHAVE VALLEY

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (September 27, 2023) – Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona will host Western Midget Racing for the second time in 2023 on Saturday night, serving as the penultimate round of the tight championship title duel between Oakley’s Bryant Bell and Santa Cruz’s Logan Mitchell.

IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Dwarf Cars will also be competing this weekend. Pit gates open at 3pm while Grandstand gates open at 6pm, with racing at 7pm. General admission tickets are available at the gate by cash only. Adults are $15, Seniors 60 and over and Military are admitted for $12, kids 6-12 are $8, and kids five and under are free!

Bell has scored four victories in the No. 09 Spike Chassis for Toyota Walnut Creek and car owner Tony Boscacci. Bell’s most recent win in the series came on Friday night August 11 at Ocean Speedway. His championship lead is just eight points, representing only four positions on the race track. He has an average finish of a little better than fourth place in 12 feature main event starts this season.

Bell will be making his first Mohave Valley Raceway start while Mitchell was part of the series’ debut there in March. Mitchell has yet to see victory lane in the No. 96x Boss Chassis for Price Rite Restaurant Equipment and Mayer Iron, with an average finish of fifth in 13 starts. Mitchell has podiumed four times this season including three runner-up finishes across Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway. He recently finished fourth in the series’ debut at Bakersfield Speedway.

2022 series champion Blake Bower of Brentwood is third in the championship with four wins as well. Darin Horton of Linley, New York has driven the SigalSport Spike into fourth in the championship followed by Lodi’s Nate Wait. Livermore’s Greg Dennett is sixth in the points.

Surprise, Arizona’s Drake Edwards aims for his third consecutive WMR win this weekend after grabbing Marysville on August 12 and Bakersfield on September 9. Edwards prevailed at Mohave in March without points on the line and has since added five points-paying victories during a strong season for the driver of the No. 4 for Avanti Windows and Doors.

Adrianna DeMartini of Brentwood, Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas, and Anthony Bruno of San Jose round out the top-ten in the standings.

Following Mohave Valley, the 2023 Western Midget Racing championship will be decided on October 21 at Ventura Raceway.

For more information visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway NON POINTS – Winner: Dustin Cormany

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway NON POINTS – Winner: Drake Edwards

3.31 Ocean Speedway - RAIN

4.1 Antioch Speedway - RAIN

4.29 Ventura Raceway – Winner: Bryant Bell

5.12 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

5.13 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.9 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

6.10 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.14 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Blake Bower

7.28 Ocean Speedway Winner: Blake Bower

7.29 Antioch Speedway Winner: Drake Edwards

8.11 Ocean Speedway Winner: Bryant Bell

8.12 Marysville Raceway Winner: Drake Edwards

9.9 Bakersfield Speedway Winner: Drake Edwards

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Sweepstakes Car/Auction Set for Williams Grove National Open!

Knoxville, IA, September 28, 2023 – The Triple X/Al Parker Engines National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Sweepstakes 410 sprint car is making a Pennsylvania appearance this weekend at the 61st Williams Grove National Open near Mechanicsburg Friday and Saturday! The World of Outlaws battle the Pennsylvania Posse for a top prize of $75,000. The sweepstakes car will be located in the infield, so make sure to get your tickets!

Also, don’t miss the live auction, held in conjunction with the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR), with proceeds split between the two entities. That auction will be held at the back pit area on Saturday morning, October 3 at 10 a.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to grab your choice of die-casts, photos and much more!

The sweepstakes sprint car will be given away Monday, December 23, 2024.

The sweepstakes sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Al Parker Engines 410 engine. The car is the fifteenth to be awarded by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Sponsors involved with the sweepstakes car include…

Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Engines, Winters Performance, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Donovan Blocks, KSE, MSD, Wilwood, Saldana Racing Products, TJ Forged, Sage Fruit, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra Shield, All Star Performance, Smith Titanium, Callies, PWR/CR, CP Carillo, HRP Wings, BAM Lifters, FW Shocks, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire, King Racing Products, Quick-Car, RacingBars.com, MPI, Schoenfeld, Clevite/Mahle, Total Seal, Trend, Cometic, Tachman and Design Studio 66.

Tickets can also be purchased at www.WinASprintCar.com!

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!

 

LOOKING BACK: Andrews reflects on season, eager to prep for another chapter
Sep 27, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (September 27, 2023) – With any new team comes challenges, but for Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing (CAR), the challenges proved beneficial, helping shape the team’s potential in their very first season in northwest Ohio.

CAR, brought to life in last year’s winter break, would go on to cap their 2023 campaign with five top-five and nine top-ten finishes, and although personal goals may not have been met, the team’s progress was notable, padding their stat card with an array of highlights including a pair of runner-up finishes at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio – the most recent on August 18.

Other noteworthy season highlights include multiple top-fives at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, one of which a five-spot jump during Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) action on May 13. In fact, Andrews, a former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, was a frequent flier in AFCS competition, spotlighting all recent attempts with back-to-back top-ten scores during a Fremont Speedway doubleheader on August 4-5.

With October just around the corner, Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing have officially concluded their 2023 campaign. The target is now on 2024, already planning changes and upgrades to outdo their “rookie” season.

“We wanted a little more out of this season, but with a new team comes challenges. We expected to have our share of struggles, but they always present ways to learn and improve. Our stats don’t tell the whole story. We were able to grow and adapt as a team, and I’m proud of everyone’s efforts. No matter the result, they kept a positive attitude and stayed focused,” Andrews, ace of the Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com, No. 15C sprint car, said. “I want to thank all of our partners for their dedicated support this season. We’re privileged to be surrounded by a lot of great people, and it’s their support that allows us to go out and do this. I’m confident big things are ahead in 2024.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.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 Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 9

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Climbed from tenth to fifth in AFCS program at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Finished eighth during AFCS competition at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished 12th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22; second at Attica and sixth at Fremont. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, July 28. Finished fifth and seventh in AFCS doubleheader at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. Finished second at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 18.

 

 

Outlaw 200 Weekend Up Next for Empire Super Sprints

By Curtis Berleue (Fulton, NY) | With just three events remaining on the 2023 Empire Super Sprints 40th Anniversary schedule, the tour will head to the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, NY this weekend. The $2,000 to win main event will help to kick off the Outlaw 200 weekend on Fridy night, Fulton’s largest event of the season.

With five originally scheduled dates at Fulton in 2023, three events have been completed thus far. Jason Barney has been victorious twice, Sammy Reakes IV once, and Mother Nature claimed the July CNY Speedweek event.

After last weekend’s Outlaw Fall Nationals, Shawn Donath has closed the gap between himself and Jordan Poirier in the championship standings. Going into the night, Poirier had a 39-point advantage. After a strong top five performance by Donath, Poirier’s advantage now sits at just 21 points headed into the final 3 nights of competition.

While the championship will likely be awarded to either Poirier or Donath, the battle for third is even closer between Jason Barney and Dylan Swiernik, as Swiernik is just 8 points behind Barney. Jeff Cook rounds out the top five.

Information regarding start times, admission prices and a schedule of events for Friday evening at Fulton can be found on both the tracks and the Empire Super Sprints social media pages.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, September 29 – Fulton Speedway - Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win Outlaw 200 Weekend)

Tuesday, October 3 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY ($2,000 to Win – Continuation of 9/9)

Friday, October 20 – Outlaw Speedway – Dundee, NY ($3,500 to Win Hoag Memorial)

 

 

Resolution of Technical Protest: Mike Bowman Confirmed as Winner of the 2023 Northern Sprint Car Nationals

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 26, 2023) – Following the conclusion of the 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on September 16, 2023, a technical protest was initiated by the second-place finisher, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

In response to the protest, an extensive examination of the Magneto and Ignition Box installed in the race car of the event’s winner, Mike Bowman, was conducted with the specific objective of investigating the potential presence of Traction Control devices. Ohsweken Speedway Management and Technical Officials promptly acknowledged and accepted the protest, adhering to the principles of equity and transparency that define motorsports.

Both the Magneto and Ignition Box from the vehicles of Mike Bowman and Sam Hafertepe Jr. were removed and shipped to the manufacturer for comprehensive testing. The testing process was coordinated and executed at the MSD – Repair Facility located in El Paso, Texas. We are pleased to announce that the results have been received.

In a written response from Graham Fordyce, Circle Track Sales Manager for Holley, the parent company of MSD, an official declaration has been made: “No electronic devices were found in any of the units.” With this unambiguous confirmation, it is our obligation to officially declare Mike Bowman as the Winner of the 2023 Northern Sprint Car Nationals.

This resolution reaffirms Ohsweken Speedway’s unwavering commitment to upholding the integrity of competitive racing and ensuring that the rules and regulations governing the sport are consistently applied with the utmost fairness and impartiality. We extend our sincere appreciation for the patience, understanding, and continued support of the racing community, fans, and all involved parties throughout this process.

 

 

Sprintcars SA Season Kicks Off With Wigzell Race

By Sprintcars SA

After a long off season, the first Sprintcar race of the 2023/24 South Australian season will take place this Sunday night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway with the Annual Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge. For several years now the “Wigzell Race”, that honours former Australian and Classic Champion Bill Wigzell OAM, has become the traditional South Australian Sprintcar season opener.

The 21-car field that has nominated for the October 1 event includes a quality early season line up with drivers from four states but they will all be chasing Luke Dillon, who will attempt to repeat his “Wigzell” win from 12 months ago and if he is he successful it will be his fourth win in the race overall (2016, 2018, 2022). Other former race winners in the field include Ryan Jones, who has two Wigzell victories (2017, 2019) and Matt Egel, who was first across the line in 2021.

All three of the drivers mentioned have already had a busy season taking in the Chariots of Thunder (COT) Series in Darwin, in addition to several of Northline Speedway Track Championship rounds, with Jones and Dillon finishing on the podium in the overall COT Championship. While racing in the Northern Territory Jones and Egel both picked up a A-Main victory, while Dillon was on the podium three times so on current form, they may be hard to beat.

But they won’t be the only 3 drivers worth keeping an eye on as the nomination list includes many of the best drivers South Australia has to offer. Strathalbyn’s Daniel Pestka was a feature winner last season at Murray Bridge and he is more than capable winning again while the likes of Steven and Mark Caruso, who were both winners last season at the venue in Pro Sprintcar events, Lisa Walker, Keke Falland, Brendan Quinn, Chad Ely and Joel Heinrich would all love to add this prestigious race to their resumes.

Mount Gambier will be represented by both Glen Sutherland and Scott Enderl, with both drivers also coming off an off-season Darwin campaign. Last season Enderl put in an outstanding performance at the “Battle of the Bridge” as he finished third, his best career 410ci result at the venue.

Rounding out the South Australian entries will be Craig Vanderstelt, who is returning to Sprintcar racing after a three-year break, Murray Bridge residents Robert Heard and Brent Fox and veteran Ricky Maiolo.

The interstate nominations for this Sunday night include Broken Hill resident Brendan Guerin, Tasmanian Tim Hutchins, who has become a regular visitor to Murray Bridge in recent years and Victorians Will Carroll and Corey Sandow.

The current format for the night will include Qualifying in Hot Laps, 1 round of Heats, a Mid-pack Dash, a Gold, Silver and Bronze Shootout and the $5,000 to win 30-Lap A-Main.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED

BlackJack 21 For TQ Midgets To Make Debut Friday Night In Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ – When the NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Atlantic City Indoor Race returns to Jim Whelen Boardwalk Hall January 26th and 27th, the headline TQ Midgets will be compete in two separate and unique events. Tickets for the event are now on sale and available through Ticketmaster and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Select seats are also available through the Indoor Series office by calling 609-888-3618.

On Saturday night, the TQ Midgets will compete in the 22nd running the Gambler’s Classic. A traditional format of time trials, heat races and B-mains, will lead up to the 40 Lap A-Main.

On Friday night, the inaugural running of the BlackJack 21 for the TQ Midgets will be held. The night will be closed out with a 21 lap, 21 car race paying $2,100 to the winner. To qualify for that event, racers will compete in a unique format, that maximizes track time for all competitors and treats fans to multiple main events among the stars of the TQ Midget division.

During last year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series event in Atlantic City, Gambler’s Classic trophies were handed out both days, as part of a Double Down Weekend, to make-up the Covid-19 canceled 2021 running of the event. However, in previous years a Triple 20 lap qualifying format was run to maximize track time for all competitors as they worked toward the ultimate prize of winning Saturday’s $5,000 to win A-Main.

“The response from the fans and racers after last year’s event was clear, everyone wanted a TQ Midget main event on Friday night,” said Indoor Racing Series promoter Len Sammons.

“At the same point, there can only be one Gambler’s Classic trophy handed out each year, so we set out to start a new different tradition for Friday night.”

“Our goal for Friday night, was to combine the best elements of the triple 20 qualifiers and have one A-Main event into one program for the TQ Midgets,” continued Sammons.

“The BlackJack 21 format accomplishes all those goals in giving every competitor extra laps on the track and includes some very exciting elements climaxed with one winner at the end of Friday’s program.”

TQ Midget competitors will begin Friday’s program in a closed to the public open track qualifying session in the afternoon. During this time racers will be given the opportunity to make as many time runs as they wish. However, every time they go back out on the track it voids their previous best time.

The top 28 fastest competitors will lock into a pair of split field (Red & Black) 20 lap A-Qualifiers. The remaining competitors will head to a pair of 7 Come 11 heat races, with the top 7 finishers advancing to the back of the A-Qualifiers.

The top 10 finishers from the two 20 lap qualifiers will then advance to the finale, the 21 Lap, 21 car, BlackJack 21 main event. Each qualifier winner will earn $500.

The final BlackJack 21starter will come from a special race for the competitors who up until this point, have had the worst day. The “Craps” race, will be made up of all competitors that failed to advance to the A-Qualifiers. This race will be 10 laps, with the winner given the 21st and final starting spot in Friday night’s main event.

As in the past, the Slingshots and Champ Karts will continue to be a part of all the Concrete Series events. Also, returning to Atlantic City for a second year will be the wingless “Dirt” 600cc Micro Sprints. These three divisions will again qualify on Friday and compete in a feature only on Saturday night.

The concrete series will kick off in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center with the Ironton Global Cloud Phone sponsored event on January 5 & 6, featuring the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts & Slingshots competing in main events both nights.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities contact series organizer, Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or emailing him at indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

Hagar Powers to Grassroots Nationals Win at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 26, 2023) - Derek Hagar scored his 18 th victory of the season last Saturday during the Grassroots Nationals at Riverside International Speedway.

It marked his seventh triumph this year at the track and his third behind the wheel of the McCord Farms 305ci winged sprint car.

"It's one of those deals where you expect to win whenever you jump in that car," he said. "Mr. McCord puts his heart and soul into that car so it makes my job easy. He does a good job of getting it prepared."

Hagar kicked off the night by advancing from fifth to second place in a heat race. He lined up on the outside of the front row in the main event.

"I took the lead on the start," he said. "We got to traffic fairly quickly. We had several cautions within the first few laps. Once we got to traffic it was pretty thick. Marshall (Skinner) stayed on my tail pretty much the whole race. There were times we were sliding four lapped cars at a time. There was slicing and dicing and that made it so much more entertaining for the fans."

The victorious performance marked Hagar's fourth 305 sprint car win overall this season.

He will return to the track in his No. 9jr this Saturday during the Fall Nationals. Hagar captured the event victory last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 18 wins, 22 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - AR Dyno Specialty

AR Dyno Specialty is a chassis dyno based in Marion, Ark. For more information, visit http://www.Facebook.com/AR.DynoSpecialty .

"A.G. Rains and AR Dyno Specialty got us tuned up to where this thing runs top notch," Hagar said. "We were able to pick up several wins with his technology and knowledge to help us to get this thing running well."

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Set for Double Duty at Kings Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi is bound for Kings Speedway this weekend to compete in both 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car action during the Cotton Classic.

Scelzi invades the dirt oval in Hanford, Calif., on Friday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour before capping the weekend on Saturday when the track hosts the Morrie Williams Twin 20s Memorial for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

"I'm excited to get back to Hanford this weekend," he said. "We've enjoyed a lot of success there the last few years and have had some good runs there this season. Hopefully we can keep that up and be in contention in each feature."

Scelzi has finished inside the top five during all four 410ci winged sprint car main events at the track this season. He has one victory, two third-place runs and a fifth-place result.

Scelzi has posted results of third, fourth and 19 th during a trio of 360 starts.

"We're focused on wins the rest of the season," he said. "We're going into each race with the only goal being to win. I feel confident Jimmy (Carr) and the guys will continue to give me a car capable of doing that."

Scelzi has earned a trio of Sprint Car Challenge Tour triumphs this season - the most of any driver.

He enters Saturday's NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race ranked third in the championship standings - only two points out of second place and 49 points behind the leader. Scelzi sits second in feature victories with three.

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 37 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Cotton Classic and Morrie Williams Twin 20s Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and 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 - Sparco

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

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

Scelzi would like to thank 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.

 

 

Ryan Robinson Flirts With Adobe Cup Win During First Start in Nearly One Calendar Year

PETERSEN MEDIA: Last October Ryan Robinson welcomed his first child. Making the decision over the offseason to focus on being around for his daughters first year, Robinson stepped away from racing with the intention of coming back in 2024. Saturday night, Robinson returned to the seat of the Weiher Racing entry for the first time since November of ’22, and showed a tremendous amount of speed as he flirted with the Adobe Cup win at Petaluma Speedway until a flat left rear tire forced to him to relinquish the lead.

“It was great to hop back in the seat and get back to racing for the first time with my daughter in the pit area,” Ryan Robinson said. “The car felt awesome all night long, and we were very fast each time we hit the track.”

With 24 cars on hand for the Adobe Cup that was ran with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Robinson showed no signs of rust as he was the fastest in his hot lap group, and then went on to time the Mako Farms Inc./LP Holdings/RPI backed No. 14W in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, the Placerville, CA resident was hard on the fun button as he jumped out to the early lead on a very hooked up and fast Petaluma Speedway.

Picking up the win, Robinson locked himself into the High Sierra Industries Dash where his third place finish put him in the second row of the 35-lap, $5000-to-win feature event.

Following a red on the race’s opening lap, Robinson settled into third as he chased after the lead duo of Justyn Cox and Colby Copeland. An extended green flag run saw the leaders hit traffic in just six laps, and they were all three soon bumper to bumper.

Moving into second with a swift move off turn two on lap eight, Robinson then set his sole focus on Cox who was able to break away in clean air.

Catching back up to the leader as they were back in thick traffic, a caution flew on the 16th lap and put Robinson on the front row next to Cox on the ensuring restart.

Jumping into the lead as the field raced through turns one and two, Robinson began to set a strong pace until the caution was needed on the 21st lap. Under caution, Robinson’s left rear started to lose air, however he opted to remain in the lead and restart.

The soft left rear saw him wheelie up as the green flag was displayed and he fell back to third, only to see the red lights flash on and give him the lead back. However, at this time, Robinson made the decision to go to the work area for fresh rubber.

Though he gave up the top spot, it wasn’t all bad for Robinson as he restarted in 11th as he was rewarded so to speak for the job he did in traffic until that point.

Quick working his way into seventh, Robinson continued to fight on the fast surface. On the race’s final lap, Robinson was able to make a big move that saw him power his way to a fourth-place finish.

“To be in the hunt after being out of the car so long is a testament to Todd Weiher and his equipment,” Robinson added. “We led some laps, but a late flat forced us into the work area, but we still managed to fight back to fourth.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Grossie Electric Inc., Pettibone Builders, Sipes CC, The Holman Family, Square Tires, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Weiher Racing will return to action October 28th with Landon Brooks behind the wheel at Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Sean Becker 5th with Bjork Motorsports at 12th Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- A former winner of the Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA, Sean Becker returned to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night with Bjork Motorsports for the 12th running of the event as he scored a fifth-place finish when all was said and done.

“The Adobe Cup is always one of my favorite events of the year,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately I wanted to try something in the Dash, and in the end I should have stayed quiet and let Brad Bumgarner do his thing, because he had the car on kill all night.”

Getting back to Sprint Car Challenge Tour action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Becker timed the Bjork Construction backed No. 7B in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Becker didn’t get the jump he needed as he slipped back to second. Finishing in the runner-up position, Becker still locked into the Dash and the fourth pill put him in the second row of the six-lap affair.

Having some struggles in the Dash, Becker slipped all the way back to eighth which is where he finished, and that ultimately put him in the fourth row of the 35-lap feature event that offered up $5000-to-win.

With the track staying extremely fast all night long, Becker had his work cut out for himself form the fourth row. Following a lap one red, Becker settled into seventh as the race got into an extended green flag run.

Working his way into sixth, Becker ran there when the caution flag paused the action on the 16th circuit. Slipping back to eight on the restart, a wild instance on lap 21 took three of the top-five runners out of the equation and Becker found himself up into the fifth.

Running in fifth when the action resumed, Becker was stout as he continued to battle the likes of Andy Forsberg and Willie Croft who ran in front of him.

In the final stanzas, Becker’s entry started to stumble as he got low on fuel, but the Roseville, CA driver was able to hang on to the Top-Five as he crossed the stipe in fifth.

“I wish I didn’t get us buried in the Dash, because I think we had a car that was capable of an even better finish,” Becker added. “I am still grateful we were able to hang on to a Top-Five despite running out of fuel.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top-10’s- 14

ON TAP: Becker is slated to return to action this weekend in Hanford, CA. Friday night he will compete with the SCCT, and Saturday night the team will change motors and battle the KWS/NARC series.

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.

 

 

Cotton Classic on deck for Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Kings Speedway Friday

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…As the season winds down the Sprint Car Challenge Tour is prepared to head for the Peter Murphy Racing managed Kings Speedway in Hanford this Friday September 29th.

The event marks the 38th annual “Cotton Classic” and is the penultimate race of the campaign for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. This Friday also begins a busy and much-anticipated stretch of Sprint Car racing in the Golden State.

The Cotton Classic has been one of the long-standing and prestigious showcases in the Central Valley over the years. Apart from 2014, it has been held at the Kings County Fairgrounds venue every season since the mid-1980’s.

This weekend’s huge double header in Hanford also includes the “Morrie Williams Memorial” on Saturday night showcasing the NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

When the Sprint Car Challenge Tour last competed at Kings Speedway – Powered by Keller Motors it was young Corey Day who picked up the victory. The recent $25,000 winner at the Gold Cup Race of Champions is also the defending victor of the Cotton Classic and will look to add another on Friday.

Going into the penultimate round of the SCCT campaign Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox continues to sit atop the standings and has stretched his advantage to 25-markers over Dylan Bloomfield. This past Saturday in Petaluma saw Cox put together an impressive night and come close to victory. He’ll look to carry that same speed into Kings Speedway on Friday.

Bloomfield also had a shot at cracking off a win last weekend, only to encounter issues in lapped traffic. The 17-year-old will be gunning for a strong night at the Cotton Classic to try and close the gap between himself and Cox.

Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery heads into the night looking to rebound after a DNF last week relegated him to third in points, now 32 behind Cox. Montgomery is often strong at Kings Speedway and picked up a Kings of Thunder win at the track last year.

Rounding out the top-10 heading into Friday’s program are Suisun City’s Chance Grasty, Clovis’ Dominic Gorden, Dunnigan’s Luke Hayes, multi-time Cotton Classic winner Mitchell Faccinto, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Roseville’s Sean Becker and reigning SCCT champ Andy Forsberg.

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi leads the way this season in the win collum with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. The Central Valley favorite has tallied three triumphs and will look to add a fourth on Friday. Scelzi was the SCCT winner at the Cotton Classic in 2021.

Aromas wheel-man Justin Sanders will climb back aboard the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa on Friday as the team closes in on the SCCT owners’ championship. Sanders ran second at Kings Speedway in May with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Kings Speedway this Friday September 29th cost $20 while seniors 62+, military with ID and students ages 7-17 cost $15. Children six and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased via https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1797/tickets/1325190 or at the gate on Friday.

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 5pm with cars on track at 5:30. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying, and racing will follow.

The muffler rule will follow track protocols at Kings Speedway, which mirrors the NARC 410 Series rule. Flowmaster, SpinTech, Schoenfeld 14272735-78 or Extreme mufflers only.

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.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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

Friday September 29: Kings Speedway in Hanford (38th annual Cotton Classic)

Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/NARC)

 

 

Wingless Sprints SA Media Representative.

Record Season Opener For Wingless In SA

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

At a time when several categories are struggling for competitor numbers the Wingless Sprint division in South Australia continues to go from strength to strength as the opening event of the season at the Murray Bridge Speedway has attracted a record field of 46 entries. The current list includes some of the best drivers from across Australia therefore just making the A-Main this Saturday night, let alone winning it, will be a tough task.

The local entry list reads like a who is who of South Australian Wingless Sprint racing with dual State Champion Tyson Martin, Jack McCarthy, Kirby Hillyer, Ryan Alexander, Rylan Furler, Bronson Mauro, William Caruso, Brett Ireland, Harley Alexander and Jenna Kervers all set to take on several high-profile interstaters.

Cobden’s Blake Walsh, who has spent our winter months racing in Darwin, will be one driver to watch and his form at Murray Bridge in recent seasons has been very good. Warrnambool based racer Ricky Bailey, Cameron O’Brien, Mark Hutchins and Luke Johnson complete the Victorian entries while former local, now Darwin based, Sharni Pitcher will return to compete at her former home track.

Dubbo veteran Mark Blyton, who is always fast at Murray Bridge, will make the trip to South Australia along with fellow New South Welshman Andrew Seery.

The opening night of the season will also see a number of fresh faces in the pit area with up to eight drivers set to make their first appearance in a Wingless Sprint, and in some cases, they will be making their Speedway debut. After starting late last season Tickford Racing’s Super 2 driver Bradley Vaughan and Dirt Kart racer Kaitlin Vickers will embark on their first full season while Leanne Turner will pilot her #97 Maxim for the first time. Leanne is no stranger to going around in circles as her racing career has included driving Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals and even a stint on the Thunderdome during the 1990’s. Rally driver Steve Winwood, Bradley Battle, Cameron Thorne, Casey Atkinson and Scott Vivian complete the rookies in Saturday’s entry list, therefore they will all start at the rear of the heats.

After sitting on the sidelines for several years local Murray Bridge resident Mason Merritt will return to action behind the wheel of the Pitcher Racing #55, which is the number Merritt utilised in his early Wingless days prior to his brief foray into 360ci Sprintcars. Despite his lay off Merritt looked quite comfortable at the recent practice and it will not be long before he is back on the pace.

With such a large opening night field, the format will include two rounds of racing and dual B-Mains prior to the 20 driver A-Main.

Event Details – Saturday 30th September 2023 – Opening Night, Murray Bridge Speedway: Nominations (46 Cars) –

S1 Tyson Martin, V4 Blake Walsh, N5 Mark Blyton, S6 Tyson Newton, S8 Darryl Sloan, NX9 Andrew Seery, S10 William Caruso, V14 Ricky Bailey, S15 Kaitlin Vickers, VX17 Cameron O’Brien, S18 Jenna Kervers, S19 Michael Spoljaric, S20 Harley Alexander, S22 Jamie Crafter, S23 Jack McCarthy, S25 Bradley Battle (ROF), S26 Rylan Furler, S30 Cameron Thorne (ROF) VX31 Mark Hutchins, S36 Ryan Alexander, S38 James Rodda, S41 Bronson Mauro, S47 Anthony Tapley, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S52 Brett Ireland, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, NT55 Sharni Pitcher, S55 Mason Merritt, S56 Tate Cowie, S57 Kirra-Lee Pitcher, S58 Nate Trewin, S65 Steven Winwood (ROF), S66 Sam Martin, S76 Casey Atkinson (ROF), V76 Luke Johnson, S80 Bradley Vaughan (ROF), S82 Caleb Evans, S83 Craig Bampton (ROF), S84 Jesse Alexander, S85 Scott Vivian (ROF), S86 Kirby Hillyer, S92 Thomas Walkom, S95 Andy Thomas, S97 Leanne Turner (ROF), S99 Michael Busby.

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for Wingless Sprints of SA

 

 Lernerville Speedway

Sarver, PA (September 24, 2023) The upcoming $50,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash featuring the High Limit Sprint Car Series will bring the stars from all over the Sprint Car racing universe to The Action Track on Tuesday, September 26. And, it will also present a golden opportunity for local drivers to show what they’re capable of in front of a wide audience both in the grandstand and also via live streaming.

For seven time and defending Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Car champion AJ Flick, it’s a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages in Sprint Car racing. Flick has turned in a 2023 season to date that stands as a marker of how dominant he can be within the area as he came away with a staggering seven wins in 12 weekly features plus a victory during Western PA Speedweek in May and a $5,000 win at the Sprint Car Spectacular in August. That chance to shine will have a few steps where locals like Flick, Darin Gallagher, Dan Kuriger, Dan Shetler, Brandon Matus as well as Sye Lynch who completed his first full season with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series, can make an impact on the night starting with time trials. And for the local drivers, it's a part of the racing program that many of them don't get to experience quite as much as the invading group of talent making its way to the track on Tuesday night.

We don't really have much qualifying experience at Lernerville this year, maybe only 2 or 3 races,” Flick said recently. “And for all of them, the track has been slick up to a curb. So if the track surface is any different at all, we basically give up our only qualifying advantage. You must have a good race car. There's so much money, talent, and experience in competition nowadays that you need to have a good car if you want any chance to race with them. A good car will always give you confidence. But having confidence isn't always enough to make up for having a bad race car. If you could pick one, always take the good race car. The confidence will follow.”

If there is one advantage local drivers might be able to utilize, it would be that they know every tiny detail of the surface and the way it changes throughout the night. And while that will be helpful, once action gets underway, experience in big money shows will probably start deciding who makes it through to the main event and who will have the deck more stacked against them later on in the night.

"Our advantages here are basically limited to track knowledge." Flick said. "Running against the High Limit Series will present us with many game breaking opportunities that will decide our success. Most of which we don't encounter on a normal basis. This includes qualifying, dashes, racing in dirty air against a lot of extremely fast competition, and more laps in features. In my opinion, I would rather have experience in those 4 categories than I would just with track knowledge and experience. These guys all possess so much talent, that lacking experience at a specific racetrack isn't that much of a concern to them."

While a win for any of the Western PA Sprint Car contingent would send shock waves through the racing world, similar to Ed Lynch Jr. shocking the World of Outlaws at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in 2002, just making the show would be an honor for many. That being said, the capability to pull off such an upset again should the chips fall their way is certainly within them. Sye Lynch set quick time and started on the pole of a Silver Cup in 2021, and both he and Flick have wound up battling against talented fields with big money on the line and battling well, with Flick owning two career feature victories at Port Royal Speedway, topping Danny Dietrich and Anthony Macri in the proces in a $10,000-to-win race on August 4, 2019.

“Success for us would be to just make the race. I, along with most other locals, know our season is about over. Our equipment and motors are lapped out from racing all spring and summer. We've already raced 50+ times in 2023, so it takes a toll on our entire operation and team. Western PA drivers don't race for a living like the majority of teams coming to this event with fresher equipment. We're going to go out there and race as hard as we can to put a good run together. I think this will be the most difficult field Lernerville Speedway has ever seen. I'm excited to be a part of this event”.

Tickets are available online at Lernerville.com with reserved seating priced at $50. Reserved seats are those found in the top half of the seating area marked with red painted bleachers and numerals. Simply pick out your own seat on our seating map and enjoy the night from where you like. General admission seating is available for $40 and just announced last week; infield seating is now available for $40. Come bring your lawn chair and enjoy the historic night as close to the action as possible from track level! Tickets will also be available at the gates on race night; however, all tickets purchased in advance will receive a free pit pass upgrade at the track at one of our upgrade areas located near the entrance gate.

Pit gates will open at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 26 with grandstands opening at 4 PM. Hot laps followed by Capitol Renegade Qualifying will commence at 6:15 PM with opening ceremonies scheduled for 7:15 PM. Tickets are selling fast, so make your plans to join us as soon as possible!

 

 

 

Late race issue hinders possible victory for Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing at Adobe Cup

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…Justyn Cox appeared to be on his way to victory at Petaluma Speedway’s Adobe Cup, until fuel pickup issues caused him to slow with just four laps remaining, resulting in a seventh-place finish.

Despite the heartbreaking end to the night on Saturday, Cox was able to extend his point lead with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour with just two events remaining.

Cox began the night in grand fashion by blistering the Petaluma 3/8 in 12.610 seconds to earn fast time aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

A third-place finish then locked him into the High Sierra Industries Dash, where he quickly moved into second and relentlessly hounded leader Colby Copeland all race long, before crossing the stripe in second.

“I felt like we found some really good speed and I did my job in qualifying to set us up for a strong night,” Cox said. “I’ve let the team down with my qualifying recently, so I really wanted to lay down a nice lap. Going quick time is always a confidence boost. I knew after the dash we’d be strong in the main and the start would be huge. Luckily, we cleared Colby off turn two and then I focused on running my own race.”

When the green flag waved in the 35-lap Adobe Cup feature Cox blasted into the lead and held command over the early stages. He did a fantastic job through lapped traffic, before a caution on lap-15 set up a restart, which saw Ryan Robinson and Dylan Bloomfield get by.

Cox regrouped and began to track both competitors back down, as he looked to find a way around with traffic approaching. Each of them, however, would encounter issues of their own and Cox then found himself back in front with 21 circuits complete.

The 29-year-old hit a perfect restart and pulled away from the field as the race wore on. Just when it looked like he’d be on his way to picking up the $5,000 win, he encountered fuel pick up problems that caused the engine to lose power every few seconds.

Runner up at that point Colby Copeland then took advantage. The pair battled it out over the course of two laps, before the issue eventually dropped Cox to seventh on the final circuit.

“I feel like we had the best car but unfortunately started losing power with a fuel pick up problem there with a few laps left,” he stated. “I tried my best to just keep the car from stalling and maximize the most points we could get. I’m bummed to watch a cool win slip away but am happy with the speed we had.”

It was a tough way to cap what was a strong night all around for the team. On a positive note, however, Cox did extend his Sprint Car Challenge Tour point lead to 25-markers heading into this Friday’s Cotton Classic at Kings Speedway.

“Cotton Classic is always fun, and I’ve ran second a couple times in it over the years I believe,” Cox commented. “I’d love to try and win Friday with SCCT to finally knock off that first victory at Hanford.”

Cox and the Bates-Hamilton Racing will also be in action on Saturday with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars during the Morrie Williams Memorial at the Kings County Fairgrounds venue. He goes into the night sitting fourth in the Northern Auto Racing Club championship standings.

“The Morrie Williams Memorial with NARC on Saturday is another fun event and last season we almost won the second Twin 20 with this BHR 42x,” he elaborated. “I look forward to running the 410 and seeing how we stack up in both mains.”

𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔-𝑯𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, 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 for their support this season.

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Saturday September 23rd: Qualified (Fast Time), Heat Race (3rd), Dash (2nd), A-main (7th)

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Friday September 29th: Kings Speedway – SCCT 360 Sprint Cars (Cotton Classic)
Saturday September 30th: Kings Speedway – NARC 410 Sprint Cars (Morrie Williams Memorial)

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Andy Forsberg Charges to 2nd at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Struggling in the early parts of Saturday’s Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Andy Forsberg and the PHR Racing team never wavered and came alive in the feature event as the reigning SCCT champion charged from 15th to 2nd.

“The racetrack was how I like it on Saturday night, and for some reason we chased our tail until the feature event,” Andy Forsberg said. “We weren’t very good in hot laps, we didn’t qualify well, and we struggled in our heat. We kept going over things, and did make some changes before the feature, but we don’t really know why we were so bad early in the night. We did have some help in the feature, but it was nice to have things fall in our lap for a change.”

With 24 cars checked in for the 12th Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Forsberg timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fourth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg continued to search for speed as his fourth-place finish put him in the 15th starting spot for the $5,000-to-win, 35-lap feature event.

As the team continued to make changes prior to the feature, Forsberg picked up a couple of laps in the opening two laps as he was in 12th on the third lap. Moving into 11th, Forsberg was able to move into 10th as the race clicked of an extended green flag run as the leaders quickly got through traffic.

With the races first caution coming on the 15th circuit, Forsberg used the ensuring restart to his advantage as he jumped into seventh. Running in seventh until the caution again flew on the 21st lap, a couple of things happened in front of the Auburn, CA driver and he was soon in fourth when the race resumed.

On the fast surface, Forsberg continued to run in fourth as the laps clicked off. With Justyn Cox slipping back through the field with fuel pick up issues, Forsberg moved into third with two to go, and then was able to beat Willie Croft the checkered flag in a drag race off of fourth to cap off a solid run from 15th to second.

“Things went our way, and with how much things have not gone our way as of late we will take it,” Andy Forsberg added. “We definitely were much improved in the feature event than we were all night, so that was also a positive.”

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-33, Wins-4, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Forsberg will be in action on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway for the Gold Fever Sprint Car Spectacular.

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.

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Nolen Racing’s Axsom Gains Experience

In USAC Silver Crown Division

At 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 25 — Nolen Racing’s Emerson Axsom flirted with a top-10 finish in the USAC Silver Crown feature that was part of the 41st 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway over the weekend. After qualifying 13th on Friday, he was as high as 11th and ended up 14th in the series’ 50-lapper in a program that started Saturday night and ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The top 20 drivers in Friday’s qualifying session locked themselves into the starting line-up for the feature. Axsom was among them when he took just 17.926 seconds to circle the half-mile clay oval in the famous bright yellow Nolen Racing No. 20, a Maxim/Tranter Chevy sponsored by KECO Coatings and Advanced Racing Suspensions.

He actually got to start 11th in the main event, however. The driver who qualified third, Brady Bacon, suffered an eye injury so Tyler Courtney substituted for him and went to the rear of the field for the green. Mario Clouser qualified ninth but he was unable to start the feature after he crashed in a practice session Saturday night. Axsom was eighth in that practice session.

Moving up two positions before the race even started was countered by dropping three spots at the end of lap one of the feature, as the pack ran close together and diced for position. However, Axsom was able to regain two spots by lap two to rise to 12th. That was an early indication of Axsom’s 2023 Eldora Silver Crown experience, as he was embroiled in several battles throughout the race with several veterans. Axsom is a series rookie; he’ll turn 19 on Sept. 30.

He was still in 12th place with six laps down when Matt Mitchell brought out the race’s only caution flag. Axsom was able to capitalize on the restart and passed Carmen Perigo on lap seven to regain 11th place. Perigo would go on to regroup and finish fourth.

On lap nine Perigo passed both Brian Ruhlman and Axsom, which pushed Axsom back to 12th. He dropped another spot on the next lap when Mitchel Moles snuck by. That was the same lap that the eventual winner, Logan Seavey, took the lead from the initial leader, Chase Dietz.

Axsom passed Ruhlman on lap 16 to regain 12th place. Courtney passed him two laps before the halfway point to push him back to 13th, and Wayne Johnson got by on lap 36. Axsom was 1.251 seconds behind Johnson at the checkered flag, and

0.787 ahead of the 15th place finisher, Ruhlman.

Logan Seavey won the race over Matt Westfall and Dietz, lapping up to tenth place. Seavey also won the USAC sprint and USAC midget races at Eldora on Saturday night. Axsom finished third in the USAC sprint car feature driving for Clauson Marshall Newman Racing.

The race was streamed live on Flo Racing.

For more information see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter @NolenRacing.

 

 

Dover Invading Beatrice Speedway This Friday for First Time Since 2016

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Sept. 25, 2023) - Jack Dover is venturing to Beatrice Speedway this Friday for the first time since July 2016.

Dover was victorious at the dirt oval in Beatrice, Neb., during that first and only visit a little more than seven years ago.

"I've been there once and was running third in a 305 sprint car," he said. "About halfway through there was a yellow and I looked at the infield at a modified driver who was known there. He was telling another driver to run the middle so I tried it. I passed the other two guys in front of me and ended up winning the race.

"It's a fun, little track. It's more so a modified track and rubbers down so I'm hoping they have some water on it and it races well because it's a perfect track for sprint cars."

Dover has one feature triumph this season, but is aiming to reach Victory Lane for the first time in 2023 in his No. 53.

"I haven't won in my car so I need to get that goal accomplished," he said. "I'm sure there will be good competition. Helping Tim (Estenson) race a lot lately I felt we've hit on some stuff so hopefully I can transfer that to my program to make me a little faster."

Dover has earned three podium finishes in his sprint car this season with a best result of second place.

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"We became friends with The Briley Family of West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns a few years ago," Dover said. "They are a great family who run a great business and we're happy to have them on board."

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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Record Pair of Podiums in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (Sept. 25, 2023) - David Gravel guided Big Game Motorsports to a pair of runner-up results last weekend in Ohio during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

The second-place showings on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg and on Saturday at Sharon Speedway give Gravel 40 top fives during series competition, which is the most of any driver this season.

"We brought a new car down because the car we had was getting worn out," he said. "It was a good weekend at two tracks that I'm confident and comfortable at."

The weekend began on Friday with Gravel setting quick time during qualifying at Eldora Speedway. He then won a heat race to advance into the dash, in which he advanced from sixth to fourth place.

"The No. 6 wasn't what we wanted in the dash draw, but we were able to gain a row in the dash," he said. "That's huge. Starting fourth in the feature, I would take that every night of the year. The track was slick and technical so I knew if we got the car right we'd have a shot to win. I couldn't get going early enough to get by Logan (Schuchart). We needed a restart to make that happen.

"I got Logan on a restart and then I got Gio (Scelzi) a lap or two after the last restart. There wasn't much around the top in turns three and four and you had to lean on the wall. I was shortening the track up. In turns one and two the top was the fastest groove for sure. I couldn't enter behind the leader and follow him into the corner so I shortened it and slid up from the center off. It was working pretty well, but we just came up a lap or two short of being able to challenge for the win."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Sharon Speedway, where Gravel timed in fifth quickest before he won a heat race. He maneuvered from fourth to second place in the dash to start the A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We went out and qualified good and heat raced well," he said. "I got a good jump in the dash and got to second. I regret my start on the initial start of the feature. I wish I went high and stayed high. Instead I had in my mind Brad (Sweet) was going to the top and he didn't. I got screwed up in turns one and two and lost a spot. That was my race from there. It was so hard to get a pass done. Lapped traffic was everywhere. It seemed we were all the same speed. I got past Gio late and the bottom was starting to take rubber. I found it before those guys and got to Brad's inside. He shut the door going into turn three and he moved down and that was the rest of the race."

Next up for the team will be a $50,000-to-win High Limit Sprint Car Series show at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Tuesday prior to the Champion Racing Oil National Open hosted by Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Saturday. The event finale pays $75,000 to the winner.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

Sept. 23 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 10 wins, 45 top fives, 57 top 10s, 65 top 15s, 65 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., with the High Limit Sprint Car Series and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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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 oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

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Reinhardt Rebounds Saturday at Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals
 

High Limit at Lernerville and Grove National Open This Week

New Weston, OH – September 25, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt and the Grove Racing team rolled into Eldora Speedway last weekend for the 4-Crown Nationals coming off a win and runner-up finish at Fremont Speedway.

The combination of Reinhardt and Grove has been clicking since they joined forces in mid-August, putting up seven top-ten finishes in their first ten races, including five top-five finishes and the victory.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: September 22, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / World of Outlaws
Event: Befour the Crowns Showdown
Track: Eldora Speedway
City, State: New Weston, OH
Quick Stats: 47 cars, Qualifying 23rd in Group A, Heat 9th (12), B-main 18th (13)

DATE: September 23, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions
Event: 4-Crown Nationals
Track: Eldora Speedway
City, State: New Weston, OH
Quick Stats: 42 cars, Qualifying 5th in Group C, Heat 6th (5), B-main 3rd (6), A-main 15th (23)

ENGINE WOES

Given it was the first trip to Eldora Speedway together for Reinhardt and the Grove Racing team, they hoped to use Friday night’s Befour the Crowns Showdown event to dial in the Grove Racing, Capitol Renegade, Bakers Mobile Home Transport, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.45 for Saturday’s final points race of the 2023 All Star Circuit of Champions season.

Unfortunately, the team experienced engine issues during time trials and ended up 23rd in Group A, putting them in a deep hole for the night.

Reinhardt was able to gain three spots in his heat race, which put him into the B-main. After moving forward somewhat in that race, the engine issues reared their head again and Reinhardt retired for the night.

FIGHT 'TIL THE END

Saturday night Reinhardt was just a tick off in qualifying, landing 5th in his group. The Neptune City, NJ native slipped to 6th at the start of his heat race, battled back to 5th a few laps later, but ultimately ended up 6th.

In the B-main, Reinhardt showed his team was getting his No.45 dialed in. He charged from his 6th starting spot into 3rd by lap two and he never let go of the transfer spot.

The trend continued in the 30-lap 4-Crown Nationals A-main. Reinhardt started 23rd but at the drop of the green surged forward to 16th. He cracked the top fifteen a few laps later.

Reinhardt momentarily held 14th just past the midpoint of the race, but at the checkers had recorded a 15th place finish after overcoming engine issues against a stout field.

“We just got behind the 8-ball all weekend starting with engine problems on Friday.“, Reinhardt said. “I’m proud of our team. Everyone worked hard and we improved for Saturday.“

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Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
UP NEXT

Reinhardt and the Grove Racing No.45 team will compete in the High Limit Series event at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, September 26th.

This weekend, Reinhardt will dust off the Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 for the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

Follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule updates.

SEASON STATS

51 races, 2 wins, 10 top 5’s, 27 top 10’s, 35 top 15’s

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Three Past Winners Among Early Crop of STN Entries!

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (September 25, 2023) – A trio of past Short Track Nationals champions are among the early edition of entries for the upcoming 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

After 35 years of action at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway, the 36th edition of the crown jewel 360-ci Sprint Car event is set for next weekend, October 5-7, at Texarkana 67 Speedway with a $20,000 payday earmarked for the winner of the Saturday, October 7, finale.

The event kicks off with the 16th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Thursday, October 5, with the 36th Annual Short Track Nationals officially taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Among the 39 drivers on the early list of STN entries are defending race champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., along with other past winners Blake Hahn and Wayne Johnson.

Sunnyvale, TX, shoe Hafertepe, Jr., scored his second STN triumph in the past three years by topping last season’s final event at I-30 Speedway. With five STN preliminary feature wins as well, Hafertepe, Jr., has posted seven career top-fives and nine top-tens in ten STN championship feature starts.

Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Hahn went three-for-four from 2018 to 2021 with back-to-back wins in ’18 and ’19 and then a third STN crown in ’21. Hahn finished among the top-five in the STN finale for the fifth year in a row last October.

Oklahoma’s Johnson is seasoned STN veteran with 17 career STN championship feature starts, only behind Tim Crawley (25) and Tim Crawley (18). Johnson added his tenth career top-ten finish with a seventh-place run last year with his lone STN triumph taking place in 1997.

Three other drivers among the current entries have posted wins in STN preliminary feature action including Derek Hagar, Jordon Mallett and Sean McClelland.

Along with Hafertepe, Jr., Hahn and Johnson another eight currently entered drivers raced into last year’s STN finale amongst a field of 87 competitors including current ASCS National Championship points leader Jason Martin (8th), Hagar (9th), Garet Williamson (10th), Matt Covington (12th), Dale Howard (13th), Mallett (14th), Howard Moore (16th), Steven Russell (17th) and Cody Gardner (18th)

The Current Short Track Nationals Entries:

0-Mike Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

1-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

1d-Prestin Dalton (Millington, TN)

1jr-Steven Russell (Rochester, IL)

2-Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2c-Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T-Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4x-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

6-Koty Adams (Haughton, LA)

G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

7c-Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10-Brock Lemley (Sedro Woolley, WA)

10k-Dewayne White (Byalia, MS)

12-Jeffrey Newell (Tulsa, OK)

12x-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

22m-Rees Moran (Tulsa, OK)

23w-Conner Wray (Olive Branch, MS)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

36-Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

43-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44-Jason Howell (Ft. Worth, TX)

45x-Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55b-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

71b-Brady Baker (Alexander, AR)

79-Gage Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO)

91-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

98p-Miles Paulus (Marshall, MO)

938-Bradley Fezard (Bonnderdale, AR)

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape submitted by Monday, October 2, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 2 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-Law-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 5-7, 2023.

October 5 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 6 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap featues.

October 7 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Dash and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Dash. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past STN Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

Willie Croft Third With Dale Miller Motorsports at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the potent Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA over the weekend in Petaluma, CA for the Adobe Cup, Willie Croft put the potent entry back on the SCCT podium as he scored a third-place finish in the 35-lapper.

“I thought we had a good car all night long,” Willie Croft said. “The track was fast all night long, and we put ourselves in a good spot to run up front.”

24 cars made the trip to Petaluma Speedway for the 12th running of the Adobe Cup, and Croft timed the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. backed No. 4SA in fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of the fourth heat, the Colfax, CA driver jumped into third when the race came to life. In the fast paced 10-lapper, Croft held on to third and locked himself into the High Sierra Industries Dash where he lined up in the seventh starting position.

Despite the track being tricky to pass on with everyone in clean air, Croft improved his feature event starting position by one row as he worked his way forward and tallied a fifth-place finish.

Taking the green flag from the fifth starting position in the 35-lap Adobe Cup feature event, Croft ran in fifth as the first red flag of the night flew on the first lap.

Back underway, Croft continued to run in fifth as passing up front was tough as the lead pack quickly found the back of the field on the lightning-fast Petaluma gumbo.

A caution on the 16th lap saw Croft slip back to sixth on the ensuring restart, but a wild set of events on the 21st lap propelled him into third.

Occupying the final spot on the podium in the closing laps, Croft moved into second as the white flag waived, but in a drag race to the checkered, he lost the runner up position and settled for a third-place finish.

“It was a tricky track, especially when the leaders were all about the same speed,” Croft added. “Dale worked hard all night, and I am happy to get him back on the podium where his car belongs.”

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, 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- 15, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-13

ON TAP: With the Sprint Car Challenge Tour travelling to Hanford, CA on Friday night, Justin Sanders will return home and take the wheel of the Miller Motorsports entry.


Schatz rallies big at The Big E; $75,000 on the line at Williams Grove


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 7830 points

Date: Friday, September 22nd
Event: Befour the Crowns Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, Ohio
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (15th)

Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Event: Return to Sharon Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Sharon Speedway | Hartford, Ohio
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (21st)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 25, 2023) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, is certainly a fan of the great state of Ohio, and the Fargo, North Dakota, native absolutely proved that point yet again during the recent weekend, not only acquiring a top-ten in Eldora Speedway’s annual Befour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 22, but hard charging his way through the field to do so. It was a nine-spot rally for the reigning Kings Royal champion, commencing his drive from 15th before crossing under the final checkers sixth in the running order.

The result was good enough to secure the evening’s Hard Charger Award, given to the driver who makes the most forward progress.

Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH, No. 15 sprint car, now owns 38 top-ten finishes on the season, three of which resulting in trips to victory lane - the aforementioned Kings Royal title included, the sixth of his storied career.

Unfortunately, Schatz was unable to repeat his hard charging ways Saturday night at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; he was scored 16th after winning the Last Chance Showdown.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 61st Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30. Saturday’s finale will award a $75,000 payday. Schatz is a six-time champion of the prestigious event.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH.

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: 58
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 38

 

Zearfoss consistent through Ohio; Home to The Grove

Sep 25, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 7104 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 25, 2023) – It was an all-out consistent weekend in the Buckeye State for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, padding their two-race stretch with not only the aforementioned dose of consistency, but also forward progress, ultimately ending the weekend with a hard charging performance at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23.

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, finished 13th in his Sharon appearance, commencing his rally forward from 20th on the grid. As hinted, Zearfoss’ effort was sound enough to secure the evening’s Hard Charger Award, given to the competitor who advances the most feature positions.

Speaking of consistency, just one night prior in Eldora Speedway’s Befour the Crowns Showdown, Zearfoss finished 14th, this time advancing three positions from row nine. Even Zearfoss’ Eldora heat race featured forward movement, bumping ahead from eighth to qualify.

“We wanted a few more spots to secure some top-tens, but consistency and forward progress is important. We’ll take these results and move ahead ready for Williams Grove,” Zearfoss mentioned. “It was a tough and lengthy stretch out West that eventually led us to Ohio. To finally be back in Pennsylvania is pretty awesome. There’s nothing like working out of your own shop.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 61st Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30. Saturday’s finale will award a $75,000 payday.

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: 1
Top-10s: 7

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. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7. Finished sixth from 11th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished eighth during first-ever appearance at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3. Finished 11th in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale on Saturday, June 17. Finished 11th and 12th in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1. Finished 11th at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished eighth in Weedsport Speedway’s Empire State Challenge on Sunday, July 30. Finished ninth in Southern Iowa Speedway’s Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 7. Finished tenth in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished ninth in Jackson Nationals preliminary main event on Friday, August 18. Finished tenth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25.

 

 

Whittall looks forward to Williams Grove’s National Open

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (September 25, 2023) – A shortened weekend due to weather, but Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports finally made their return to sprint car competition, resuming their 2023 campaign with a visit to familiar territory; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Whittall’s return, sidelined due to mandated concussion protocol, resulted in an 11th-place performance on Friday, September 22. The laps will prove vital for the Garden State warrior, as The Grove is set to host its annual National Open featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30.

The ace of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car is certainly no stranger to the Mechanicsburg half-mile, earning multiple top-tens already in 2023, as well as a victory in 2021.

Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open will conclude with a $75,000-to-win main event on Saturday, September 30.

“It feels good to be back,” Whittall expressed. “We weren’t even sure if we would have the opportunity to race again this year, so to make it back just in time for the National Open is pretty special. We would have liked a little more lap time prior to the event, but we’ll work off of our notebook and do our best to make forward progress.”

ON DECK: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 61st Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30. Saturday’s finale will award a $75,000 payday.

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: 2 Top-Tens: 13

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. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5. Finished fifth at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 14. Hard Charged during All Star action at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Thursday, May 25; rallied from 17th to ninth. Finished eighth during the Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway start on Saturday, June 3. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. Finished seventh at Port Royal Speedway on July 4. Finished seventh at Port Royal Speedway on July 8. Finished 16th in Eldora Speedway’s $1,002,023-to-win Eldora Million on Thursday, July 13.

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


 


Westfall records back-to-back USAC top-tens at Gas City and Eldora

Sep 25, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 25, 2023) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports kept the momentum rolling during the recent weekend, not only recording back-to-back top-tens with the USAC National Sprint Cars, but doing so at a pair of unique and highly regarded ovals. The recent USAC winner, accomplishing his feat at Texarkana 67 Speedway, kicked off his weekend stretch with a third-place run at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Thursday, September 21, followed closely by a ninth-place score at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. Additionally, Westfall’s podium at Gas City was the product of a hard charge through the field, commencing action from 12th on the grid.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, made his rally at the Gas City quarter-mile look easy, mastering the bottom while picking off positions one by one. In fact, Westfall battled his way to a podium spot by lap 24, igniting his entire evening effort with the tenth-fastest time of 32 cars, racing on to finish third in his respective heat race.

Westfall’s Eldora 4-Crown Nationals attempt actually commenced better than it ended, getting away second at the initial start before fading slightly. Nonetheless, Westfall’s impressive display allowed the Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native to bump his season’s top-ten total to 18, two of which the aforementioned victories.

“Can’t get enough of Gas City and Eldora. They are completely different, but we enjoy racing at each of them,” Westfall said. “Hats off to Ray and his entire team. It’s been a pleasure to drive for him over the years. This year’s not done yet, though. We still have some work to do.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 USAC National Sprint Cars agenda with a visit to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, October 7.

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:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 8
Top-Tens: 18

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. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27. Won second feature of 2023, first with USAC, at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9. Finished third and ninth with USAC National Sprint Cars in starts at Gas City I-69 Speedway (9/21) and Eldora Speedway (9/23).

2023 Wins: 2 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27), (Texarkana 67 Speedway | USAC | Saturday, September 9)

 

Greg Wilson makes big moves with All Stars at 4-Crown Nationals

Sep 25, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (September 25, 2023) – Despite launching their weekend at the “World’s Greatest Dirt Track” with a tough outing against the Greatest Show On Dirt, ultimately missing main event action, Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing raced on and rebounded in a big way, eventually concluding their 4-Crown Nationals campaign with a hard charging performance against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, September 23.

Wilson, a former two-time champion with the Series, rallied 11 positions in the $10,000-to-win All Star main event, commencing his forward progress from 20th on the A-Main grid, ending action ninth in the running order. The ace of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, CJMM, No. W20 sprint car will add his Eldora Speedway rally to a long list of noteworthy statistics already acquired in 2023, two of which being victories.

Despite a heap of momentum on his side, Wilson is unsure of upcoming plans. An October layout will be determined in the next few days.

“Eldora Speedway is a special place. We’ve been blessed with a lot of great results there, Saturday included, and we hope to add more in the future,” Wilson expressed. “A big thanks to all of our partners, as well as my family, for making this year so great. We faced some challenges, but we battled through them. That’s what makes this team so special.”

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing are unsure of upcoming plans. More news will be released in the coming days.

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: 9
Top-tens: 19
Wins: 2

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. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14. Finished fifth during Western PA Speedweek action at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, June 3. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with an 11th-place score at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 9. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in USCS doubleheader through Tennessee; fourth at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday, June 23, and third at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday, June 24. Finished ninth from 14th at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 28. Finished tenth in the annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8. Finished 15th in Eldora Speedway’s “Eldora Million” on Thursday, July 13. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Illinois, on Saturday, July 22. Won first race of the season during IRA start at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 28. Finished ninth during IRA start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 29. Won the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) main event at Silver Bullet Speedway in Owendale, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12. Finished eighth with All Star Circuit of Champions at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 19. Finished second during 410 start at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, August 20. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Michigan, on Friday, August 25. Rallied from 14th to sixth in Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Finished seventh and third in Attica/Fremont Championship Series action at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. Rallied from 20th to ninth in All Star 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23.

 

 

Zach Newlin Derailed en Route To Top Ten Finish
Plans for More 410 Sprint Car Races in the Works

Mechancisburg, PA – September 25, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team have been working hard to solve some balance issues with the No.21m over the past month. The team was running consistently inside the top ten and picked up one victory this summer, but has since been battling to get back to that level of consistency.

Friday night, the team rolled into Williams Grove Speedway for the final 358 sprint car race of the 2023 season at the legendary Pennsylvania oval.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE: 9/15/23

Event: Final 358 Sprint Car Points Race of 2023
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 26 cars, Heat 2nd (5), A-Main 12th (6)

DIGGIN' EARLY

Newlin came out of the box, ready to be a factor Friday night. Heat lineups were set using a handicapping format, which put the Millerstown, PA driver 5th to take the green.

As he is known to fans, Zach Daddy moved forward immediately and was holding down the runner-spot by lap three. With the feature set to be lined up ‘heads up’ based on heat race finishes, Newlin went after leader Logan Rumsey but fell 0.850 seconds short at the finish line.

WELL, THAT'S UNFORTUNATE

Newlin started outside row three for the 20-lap main event and settled into the 6th spot in the early going.

As the race neared the midpoint, Newlin slipped to 8th but remained in a battle to climb further into the top ten. Unfortunately, as he entered turn one on lap ten, contact with a competitor going for the same piece of real estate turned Newlin’s No.21m around.

With no damage, Newlin restarted at the rear of the field and made the most of the remaining ten laps, charging his way back to a 12th place finish, nearly completing a full recovery from the incident.

“We had a good night going. Hate that happened in the middle of the race. I was committed to my line. Just a racing deal.“, Newlin said.

“We have been battling a tight condition and tonight we were too free. We’ll keep working on it and find the balance we need.“

Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team, who compiled five top-ten finishes and one win along the way, finished 6th in the Williams Grove Speedway 358 sprint car championship standings for the 2023 season.

“I really want to thank Dan (Mansberger) for the opportunity to drive his car. We got him back to victory lane this year and had a pretty good season. Hoping we can come back next year with him and have an even better year.“, Newlin commented.

UP NEXT

Newlin’s 358 sprint car season may be over, but he still expects to squeeze in a couple more 410 sprint car races in his family’s familiar No.11z before the end of the year.

Stay tuned to Zach Newlin Racing’s social media outlets listed below or to Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule information.

photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography

SEASON STATS

11 races, 1 win, 2 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s

Learn more about Zach Newlin at: A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter: Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing
(photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com
THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS!
Ron’s RV Sales
Butler Hill Maple Farm
Tuscarora Roofing Co.
Dillman Hauling
FIT Transportation
Grove Financial & Associates
Precision Auto Repair Services
Snyder’s Knob
Christine Booher, Realtor
Safety-Kleen
Strange Oval
Walker Performance Filtration
Newlin Bar Service
The Podium Awards
Nesbit Innovations
Daimler Chiropractic

SPECIAL THANKS

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CJB and Bayston ninth at Sharon; All roads lead to The Grove

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 7590 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 25, 2023) - It was an up and down weekend in the Buckeye State for CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston, but the ups definitely outweighed the downs, ultimately concluding their two-race sweep through Ohio with a top-ten score at Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Bayston, a World of Outlaws winner in Pevely, Missouri, this season, finished ninth in his Sharon invasion, commencing the evening’s A-Main from 12th on the grid. The top-ten stat bumps Bayston’s season total to 38, ten of which accomplished within the top-five.

As mentioned, Bayston’s weekend also included a down, forced to end his main event campaign at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, September 22, as the result of contact with the outside retaining wall. The former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, and ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, started 14th on Eldora’s Befour the Crowns Showdown grid.

“Friday was tough for us…not the showing we wanted. I needed to do a better job in the heat race to get us closer to the front for the main, but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out that way,” Lebanon, Indiana’s Bayston expressed. “It felt good to rebound and end Saturday with a positive outcome. We made progress every time we were on the track and that’s important.

“I’m looking forward to some extra time at the shop over the next few weeks,” Bayston added. “The team deserves the time at home.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 61st Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30. Saturday’s finale will award a $75,000 payday.

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: 1
Top-Fives: 10
Top-Tens: 38

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. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9. Finished seventh at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23.

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Swanson Finishes Fifth in USAC Silver Crown Race

At Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals

In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 24 — Kody Swanson trailed point leader Logan Seavey by just one point going into the USAC Silver Crown race that was part of the 41st 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. Swanson drove the Doran Binks Racing Mission Foods/Glenn Farms No. 77 to a solid fifth-place finish in the 50-lapper that ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning, but Seavey won the race and led the most laps to extend his lead to 16 points going into the season finale Oct. 14 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind. No other drivers have enough points to contend for the title at the season finale. A maximum total of 76 points are up for grabs on Oct. 14.

Swanson qualified eighth but he actually started seventh behind polesitter Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Jake Swanson, Chase Dietz, Seavey, and Matt Westfall. Brady Bacon qualified third but suffered an eye injury before the race, so Tyler Courtney substituted for him and went to the rear of the field for the green.

Jake Swanson (no relation) had a bad start and faded from third to seventh on the first lap, which elevated Kody Swanson to sixth place. He remained in sixth for the first 22 laps, which included a yellow with six laps down when Matt Mitchell drew the race’s only caution flag.

Although Grant won the pole, he had dropped to fifth by lap eight, which put him right in front of Swanson. The pair battled the rest of race as they experimented with their lines to try to find the fastest way around the half-mile clay oval.

Carmen Perigo passed both Grant and Swanson on lap 23 to push Swanson back to seventh. Perigo would go on to finish fourth.

Swanson passed Grant to regain sixth place on lap 24. He moved into the top five on lap 32 by passing Leary.

Seavey took the checkered with a 2.169-second margin of victory over Westfall. Seavey also won the USAC sprint and USAC midget features at Eldora Saturday night.

Dietz, who led the first nine laps, finished third in the Silver Crown race followed by Perigo. Swanson was fifth, 0.416 of a second ahead of Grant, with the No. 77, which is a Maxim with a Bob Hampshire-built Chevy engine. Mitchel Moles, Courtney, Leary and Chase Stockon rounded out the top 10 in the 28-car field.

Swanson set the sixth-fastest lap of the race with a time of 19.842 seconds.

On Friday Swanson qualified eighth with a time of 17.534 seconds, just 0.458 off Grant’s pole-winning lap.

On Oct. 14 Swanson, the winningest driver in series history, will go for an unprecedented eighth USAC Silver Crown title. Doran Racing and Swanson are the series’ defending champions and Swanson is its winningest driver ever, with 40 victories.

Doran Binks Racing and Swanson also compete in the 500 Sprint Tour. They’re currently second in that championship too, just three points behind. Its season finale will also be at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Oct. 14, but before that is another race Oct. 7 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Ind. Swanson and Doran Racing won that series’ inaugural championship last year.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Lernerville Speedway

Sarver, PA (September 23, 2023) The High Limit Sprint Car Series makes its ninth opening of the season on Tuesday night with a historic battle at The Action Track as the $50,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash takes center stage. Last fall, series co-promoters Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson set out to craft a schedule of 12 races, with each taking place on a week night that could provide drivers with more opportunities to take part in large purse races in-between weekends that required their attendance at various tracks with other National Sprint Car touring events or their home tracks in central Pennsylvania, Iowa, or California. And when they started looking at venues, Lernerville immediately came to mind as a facility that checked the boxes required for one of their largest purse shows of the season.

"Lernerville is capable of hosting a big event with the infrastructure it has as far as stands, it can seat a lot of people,” Sweet said on a recent edition of the Hi Limit Room podcast. But it's one of the best race tracks and has been one for a very long time. It's put on great races over the years, it has a great following. I truly miss racing at Lernerville. It was a track that was tough at the beginning of my career but as we went on I've had a lot of success there and a lot of great battles there and a lot of great fans there. When it wasn't on our schedule with the World of Outlaws, it was at the top of my list for the High Limits and they were super thankful. It was a super easy partnership to start up and obviously for $50,000-to-win on Tuesday night is going to get everybody’s attention, throw in a little Dale Jr. and hopefully a lot of fans, and Kyle and Rico (Abreu) can battle it out and I’m looking forward to it because I can race in it too.”

However, aside from the history of the facility and impressive infrastructure and logistics of the speedway, the intriguing surface and substantial width of the track were key players in making sure that Lernerville wound up a high priority when it was time to plan the 12 race tour.

"If it's anything like it was when I ran the All Star race this year, it was slick,” Larson said. “ I've been there a few times when it was just ice and it's hard to get traction, you feel like it takes forever to get down the backstretch and you get the wing all the way back early on and you're searching for anything you can do to get grip. It's just a great track because you can run all over it. I’ve seen Brad get it going there late in the race with the wing in the trunk on the cushion, you get Donny (Schatz) on the bottom, Rico is going to be real fast. If there is moisture there’s a tricky curb, it’s just a cool place. It’s wide with a lot of options. “

The pair was also delighted when they received the news that NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be stopping by to do a live edition of the Dale Jr. Download, a podcast which is now in its 11th season with over 400 shows in its archive. Earnhardt had recently helped Larson with promoting an asphalt race, and on August 24, announced that he would make his way to Lernerville to return the favor for the Commonwealth Clash.

“I just think it’s awesome,” Larson said. “It was his idea too. He came to me at North Wilkesboro and asked if I’d run a CARS Tour race for him and he would come to support one of our events , so I thought it was amazing that it was already on his mind and I’m excited to have him there. I really hope he enjoys his time and I hope he thinks the racing is cool as we all do and I hope the fans give him a little bit of space so he can enjoy it.”

The stage is getting set for the richest Sprint Car race in Lernerville Speedway history as the World’s Finest Race Fans are getting ready to enjoy a night with the world’s finest Sprint Car drivers who will be making their way to The Action Track from all corners of the country and beyond!

Tickets are available online at Lernerville.com with reserved seating priced at $50. Reserved seats are those found in the top half of the seating area marked with red painted bleachers and numerals. Simply pick out your own seat on our seating map and enjoy the night from where you like. General admission seating is available for $40 and just announced last week; infield seating is now available for $40. Come bring your lawn chair and enjoy the historic night as close to the action as possible from track level! Tickets will also be available at the gates on race night; however, all tickets purchased in advance will receive a free pit pass upgrade at the track at one of our upgrade areas located near the entrance gate.

Pit gates will open at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 26 with grandstands opening at 4 PM. Hot laps followed by Capitol Renegade Qualifying will commence at 6:15 PM with opening ceremonies scheduled for 7:15 PM. Tickets are selling fast, so make your plans to join us as soon as possible!

 

 

SHANE SEXTON DEBUTS A STUNNING NEW CAR AT PERRIS ON SATURDAY – NEW SPONSORS, TOO

(Warner Springs, CA, September 22, 2023) When Perris Auto Speedway fans show up for this Saturday’s Glenn Howard Classic featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, driver “Shugah” Shane Sexton will feed them a piece of eye candy. Known for flashy cars, he will be debuting a brand new GAS Chassis with one of the flashiest-looking graphics packages to ever grace the famous Riverside County half-mile. Sensational colors, purple chrome chassis, and chrome decals will certainly make the car stand out. The flashy car will help draw attention to new sponsors Bill’s Jerky and Hot Dog Kustoms.

Saturday’s race will be Sexton’s first at Perris since his frightening flip down the back straightaway on April 15. In that crash, at times he was higher than the track billboards. Amazingly, the GAS Chassis held up very well and it protected the driver. However, the energy from the crash broke his back. When he gets to The PAS on Saturday, he will have a new CASM seat mount that protects drivers in crashes (check out the team’s August press release for details).

Sexton was going to debut the gorgeous car last month, but the incoming Hurricane Hillary forced the track to cancel the race. Since then, the happy-go-lucky racer has made one race driving Mike Schweitzer’s #41B in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Bakersfield Speedway. After winning his heat race there, the car blew the fuse to the starter relay knocking him out of the main event with one lap to go.

“Shugah” is pleased to welcome his new marketing partners and wants everyone to know about them. Bill’s Jerky proprietor, Bill Silbermann, is a lifelong racer and his company produces the nation’s tastiest brisket jerky. To learn more about his delicious product or to make a purchase, please visit the company website at https://www.billsjerky.net/. In addition, Hot Dog Kustoms out of Temecula has joined forces with the team. Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan has been in the painting industry since 1981. He was the head painter of West Coast Choppers during the “Monster Garage” era. You can check out his great work and contact him at http://hotdogkustoms.squarespace.com/. Be sure to let both of them know you heard about them through Shane Sexton’s racing efforts.

After Saturday, Sexton plans to stay busy through the end of the 2023 season making the final four USAC/CRA races of the year starting on October 14th at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. He will return to Arizona on November 3 and 4th for the annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway. One week later he will be at the season closer for the series at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition, he will be looking to get in some laps in the late-season lightning sprint car races.

For fans who want to see Sexton race the gorgeous new car on Saturday, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. For fans 65 years of age and older, it is $25.00. For kids six to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available until 7:00 PM on Saturday night. They can be purchased online at tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not with to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

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.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners. Gas Chassis, Key Brothers Racing, Elite Powder Coating, Bill’s Jerky, Hot Dog Kustoms, Savage Racing, AG Sandcars, and Ron’s Tire and Brake. If you would like to be a part of this fun, upcoming team and get exposure not only at the tracks but around the world on Flo Racing, please contact Shane Sexton at mailto:Shanesexton7@gmail.com or (619) 362-5921.

Shane Sexton 2023 Results

4-15-22 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightnings 2nd A Main

4-15-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20TH A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 10th A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 17th A Main

9-9-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 12th A Main

 

 

BRODY ROA SEEKS FOURTH STRAIGHT USAC/CRA WIN SATURDAY AT PERRIS – TOMMY DUNKEL FINISHES 8TH AT VENTURA

(Cypress, CA, September 22, 2023) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will be shooting for his ninth win in 14 starts and his fourth in a row when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Perris Auto Speedway for Saturday’s annual Glenn Howard Classic. The race comes one week after Roa’s car owner and teammate Tommy Dunkel finished eighth in last Saturday’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway.
 

Roa’s dream season carries on two weeks after his impressive runs in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Texas and Arkansas. At the Thursday night show at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, he started 14th in the main event and finished sixth. Two nights later at the Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas, he was the sixth-fastest qualifier in the 31-car field and placed 14th in the main event.

Roa, who became a dad for the second time when daughter Rylee was born two months ago, carries a bulging 840 point lead in the championship standings going into tomorrow night’s race on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval. The winner of eight of the season’s first 13 races in the Inland Rigging #17R, Roa started his 2023 domination of the series when he swept both ends of the season-opening weekend at the Cocopah Speedway at the end of January. Since then he has only gone two races without a win twice this season. Of the four other drivers who have won USAC/CRA races this year, only one has been victorious more than one time.

Saturday’s race will be the sixth of the year for USAC/CRA at The PAS. In the previous four, Roa has two wins, a second place, a fifth, and a 15th. The 15th came at the Salute to Indy in May. Roa was leading that one late in the going when he was clobbered by another driver and knocked out of the race.

Murrieta, California’s Dunkel returned to action at last week’s USAC West Coast Series race at Ventura. Twenty-one cars showed up for the event and Dunkel, in his super clean #17A, qualified 11th fastest with a time of 12.631. Soon after, the friendly driver placed fourth in his 10 lap heat. In the main event, he started outside the sixth row in 12th in the 20-car field. As usual, he moved forward and finished eighth. Despite the fact that he has only started three of the West Coast races this season, Dunkel is up to 18th in the championship point standings.

It was Dunkel’s third USAC West Coast race of the 2023 season and his best finish. All told between the USAC West Coast Series and the Ventura Racing Association in 2023, he has made five starts at Ventura. He has four top 10s and three top two finishes including a win in the April 8th VRA race.

Dunkel initially planned on contesting Saturday’s USAC/CRA event at Perris. However, he plans on competing for the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award in 2024. Drivers are eligible if they have qualified for four or fewer main events in the series. Presently Dunkel has been in three. So, he is sitting this weekend’s race out but will return to USAC/CRA action at the Western World Championships at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on the first weekend in November. His next start in the USAC/West Coast Series will be at Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park on October 7th.

Fans who wish to see Roa in action this Saturday night in the Glen Howard Classic can find Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM, and the first race will begin at seven. Adult tickets are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6 to 12 get in for just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available up until 7:00 PM Saturday night. Interested fans can purchase those advance tickets online at tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online brodyroa.com.

As always, Brody 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, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, 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 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

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 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Cocopah 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 Prelim. Night 12th C Main

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

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

 

 

SETH DYER MAKES YOUNG GUN SPRINT CAR DEBUT SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Yucca Valley, CA, September 22, 2023) Second-year Southern California Lightning Sprint Car driver Seth Dyer will take another step up the racing ladder when he competes for the first time in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series this Saturday night. Dyer will be in the familiar yellow #39 normally driven by his father Jeff in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

Seth Dyer, shown above in his lightning sprint in 2022, will be jumping up to a full size sprint car

Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Roger Seymour photo.

The original plan was to put a car together for the 16-year-old to race at the last event of the season in November at Perris. Last month that plan changed when Jeff suffered a torn Achilles tendon. The injury has ruled him out for the remainder of the 2023 season. At the urging of Cal Smith, Jeff’s partner on the #39, Seth will get his first opportunity to race a full-size sprint car this Saturday.

“Actually it was more Cal’s idea,” Jeff Dyer said over the phone while visiting Knott’s Scary Farm on Thursday night. “I tossed it around after I got hurt. I asked Cal what he thought about putting Seth in the car. He said he would think about it and I said I would think about it, too. He called last week and asked me if we were going to do it. I said, ‘why the hell not, lets do it.”

One of the stumbling blocks in doing it was finding a set of restrictors for the car. The engine in the #39 is a 410. The Young Guns have to use 360s or 410s with restrictors. Initially, Dyer had a hard time finding them. But he tracked a set down owned by fellow USAC/CRA driver Brent Owens. Thus, young Seth, who lives in Yucca Valley, California, will be in action on Saturday night.

“I told him there is no pressure,” the elder Dyer continued. “I told him to just go out and log some laps and have some fun.”

Seth, who is fourth in points and leading the Rookie of the Year chase in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series and who is seventh in California Lightning Series points, is ready to go.

“I am pumped dude,” the teen stated when asked how excited he was to drive a full-size sprint car. “It is the most exciting thing I have ever done. It was a pretty big surprise but we have had it in mind for a while. We are actually doing it now. There will be some nerves. It is a lot bigger (than a lightning sprint) so there are going to be some things to learn. It is going to be about getting used to the horsepower and the big size of the car.”

Saturday’s race and the November 11th season closer will be a tune-up for the younger Dyer as current plans have him contesting the Young Gun Series in 2024 while still getting in some races in his lightning sprint car.

If you wish to see the teen take his first laps in a full-size sprint car, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will begin at 7:00. Adult tickets to watch the debut are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6 to 12 get in for just five dollars and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available up until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday online at tix.com or by calling (800) 595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy advanced tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday night. Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

As pictured, the new Dyer Motorsports team shirts are now available. You can pick one up in the pits after the races or you can order via email at mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr Lightning Sprint Cars. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2023 Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprints 15th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

5-5-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main 5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway CLS/BCRA Civil War 1st A Main

6-10-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-8-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

8-5-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. BACK AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Chino, CA, September 22, 2023) The 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car champion and 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, Eddie Tafoya Jr., will be back on his old stomping grounds, Perris Auto Speedway, for the Glenn Howard Classic this Saturday night. It will be his first race back in So Cal since April. He will be staying on the home front to finish out the last five races in the USAC/CRA Series.

Last offseason Tafoya, who lives in Chino Hills, California, announced his intention to spend much of the season competing in the toughest traditional sprint car series in the world, the USAC National Sprint Cars. That is just what he did. Following his original plans, he started the year in Florida and contested 20 races with the national group. Six other races were rained out and he ran two open shows. In addition, he contested three USAC/CRA races earlier in the year.

Hitting so many new tracks, Tafoya was on what seemed like foreign soil. Yet, for the most part, he did not ask a lot of questions.

“I mean, I don’t really ask too many questions too often,” Tafoya said. “I try to listen to people. I don’t really go out of my way to ask questions. We just try to figure it out. I think that is a good way for me to learn. Just trying things. I have to figure out how to do these things and not have someone helping me all of the time and spoon-feeding me. It feels good when you get in the main and you know that you and your guys did it all by yourselves.”

Tafoya did not cherry-pick the easy races with the National Series for his 2023 schedule. In fact, it was quite the opposite. He opted in for races at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, the grueling Indiana Sprint Week, and Kokomo’s Smackdown. Those tracks accounted for 14 of his 20 starts back there. They are some of the fastest, most competitive tracks in the country and they draw the toughest drivers.

That level of competition can be very tough in more ways than one. Bent parts and broken pieces are one of the hazards of the game. However, the smooth-driving Tafoya managed to steer clear of the mayhem. That is a huge benefit to any racing program and a team's finances, too.

“Knock on wood, so far, we have hurt one radius rod and one drag link, that was it,” Tafoya said. “That was on the same night during Sprint Week. We have been pretty fortunate to keep our wheels clean this year. Last year or the year before we picked up a lot of speed and had some big crashes and wrecked our stuff. That kind of set us back for a couple months trying to figure things out and get the ball rolling again. When you can show up every night and keep driving it (without damage), it definitely benefits you in the long run.”

“I feel pretty good,” Tafoya answered when asked if he was happy with the way things went on the national tour. “The nights I was good, I had bad luck or adversity. You know, I pulled a bad pill or we barely missed transfers. At Texarkana, I qualified 17th. Three-tenths would have put me in eighth place I think it was. Things like that. When you are competing at that level, things just kind of have to fall in place.”

In addition to the tracks Tafoya had competed on in the past, he was on some new ones this year. He thinks going to tracks he had never been to before helps.

“I would say it helps with experience,” he explained. “You see a lot of different stuff. When you come back to places you do know and there is something different, you can lean on your notebook and your memory bank. Maybe you have seen something like that before and can adjust for it.”

Tafoya closed out the USAC National Series portion of his season with races at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and Texarkana 67 Raceway in Arkansas two weeks ago. He qualified for both main events through the heat races. At Devil’s Bowl, he placed second in his heat. He started 22nd in the main on the big, fast track and drove forward to 18th. The first Texarkana race was rained out, but in the finale, he finished fourth in his heat and 20th in the main.

For fans who want to see Tafoya and the other USAC/CRA stars in action on Saturday, the spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. For fans 65 years of age and older, it is $25.00. For kids six to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. They can be purchased online at tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

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.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, 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 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas 18th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas 20th A Main

 

 

Lernerville Speedway

Sarver, PA (September 22, 2023) The richest Sprint Car race in Lernerville Speedway history is now less than a week away as the $50,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash featuring the High Limit Sprint Car Series prepares to make history at The Action Track on Tuesday, September 26. The world's finest Sprint Car drivers will be in action, set to dazzle and delight the fans on hand in what will be a thrilling showdown to be sure.

And, making the first appearance at a Sprint Car race in his life, will be former NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.! The 26 time NASCAR race winner told his audience recently that he would be in attendance at the Sarver speedplant via podcast and is looking forward to the night ahead!
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"I've really never experienced a Winged Sprint Car race," Earnhardt said via his Dale Jr Download on August 24. "I've not been to too many dirt races in my time, so we're going to go have some fun, eat some track food, meet some fans, maybe sign some autographs or anything else Kyle (Larson) wants me to do. But we're just going to celebrate his series and learn what we can."

There's a tight points battle atop the High Limit standings as Kyle Larson brings a 23 point cushion into the night over Rico Abreu. Larson currently owns a series-high three wins in eight starts this season while Abreu has had the hotter hand of late, winning two of the last three tour stops. Larson was the winner earlier this season at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup featuring the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars which took place on July 18.

Current High Limit Sprint Car Series Point Standings

1 Kyle Larson 756
2 Rico Abreu 723
3 Cory Eliason 627
4 Justin Peck 591
5 Chase Randall 585
6 Anthony Macri 567
7 Ryan Timms 550
8 Dusty Zomer 510
9 Justin Sanders 497
10 Brent Marks 461

Tickets are available online at Lernerville.com with reserved seating priced at $50. Reserved seats are those found in the top half of the seating area marked with red painted bleachers and numerals. Simply pick out your own seat on our seating map and enjoy the night from where you like. General admission seating is available for $40 and infield seating is now available for $40. Come bring your lawn chair and enjoy the historic night as close to the action as possible from track level! Tickets will also be available at the gates on race night; however, all tickets purchased in advance will receive a free pit pass upgrade at the track at one of our upgrade areas located near the entrance gate.

Pit gates will open at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 26 with grandstands opening at 4 PM. Hot laps followed by Capitol Renegade Qualifying will commence at 6:15 PM with opening ceremonies scheduled for 7:15 PM. Tickets are selling fast, so make your plans to join us as soon as possible!

 

 

BOYD PRIMED FOR SPRINTCAR RETURN
THE 2023-24 season can’t come soon enough for Matt Boyd, as he readies himself for his return to Sprintcar racing.
After three seasons on the sidelines, Boyd, from the Perthsuburb of Landsdale in Western Australia, is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a Sprintcar, and the upcoming 2023-24 season will see him compete in the LS1 Sprintcar class.
With a dozen race meetings on the season calendar in the LS1 Sprintcars, which includes half of the schedule going to consist of Fast Friday race meetings at his home track of the Perth Motorplex, Boyd, apart from the thrill of getting back into Sprintcar racing, is chasing consistent track time.
“I’m very much looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a Sprintcar again and playing a part in helping with the growth of the budget friendly LS1 Sprintcar class,” enthused Boyd.
“My main goals for my Sprintcar returnare to complete the entire season and being able to work my way towards being a top-five contender on any given night.
“During my break from Sprintcar racing, I’ve worked hard on getting a solid bunch of people around me in an effort to not only become consistently competitive but contest as many race meetings as possible.”
One of Boyd’s biggest changes heading into his Sprintcar return has been the acquisition of Jeremy from SSAR Racing Engines who has come onboard as a supporter.
“I can’t thank Jeremy enough for all of his support in helping give me a solid engine package for the season ahead,” said the pilot of the WA # 46 West Coast Fibre Laser Welding Service supported Cool car.
“In the past, I’ve struggled with engine reliability, and it’s really held me back from getting better results, but I’m confident in the engine package Jeremy has put together for me and hopefully it’s going to allow me to work towards becoming a competitive force.”
Since stepping into Sprintcars five years ago, Boyd, whose bloodlines in speedway run deep which includes cousin Michael Figliomeni and uncle Ray Geneve, has mainly been competing in the 360 Sprintcar ranks. For Boyd, his career highlights so far in Sprintcars was when he finished sixth in the final 360 Power Series point standings of the 2018-19 season and also picking up the Most Encouraging 360 Sprintcar Driver award for that season.
“I’ve been around speedway my whole life and I’ve had plenty of family members for inspiration to go Sprintcar racing,” the 42-year-old mentioned.
“Michael and Ray are regarded as two of Western Australia’s most popular speedway racers and they not only played a part in wanting me to go racing but to compete to the highest standardthat my budget allows when it comes to both performance and presentation.”
The first 2023-24 season outing for Boyd and his team is set to be on the Saturday of October 7 at Pithara Speedway for inaugural running of the John Green Snr Memorial event.
Matt Boyd is proudly supported by the following businesses for the 2023-24 season:
• West Coast Fibre Laser Welding Service
• SSAR Racing Engines
• Racin Tyres and Accessories
• Camboon Powder Coaters
• Pace Graphix
• Car 2 Car Detailers
• Raunch Brewing Company
• Performance Racegear / P1 Advanced Racewear
SPECIAL THANKS:Fiancee Renae and the kids, Brett Osbourne, and everyone else who has helped Mattphysically and mentally along the way.
To find out more about Matt Boyd and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Boyd Motorsport.

 

FLOWDYNAMICS RACING TEAM FINALLY BACK ON THE TRACK THIS SATURDAY AT PERRIS

(Ontario, CA, September 21, 2023) After what seems like an eternity, the Flowdynamics racing team will be back in action when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway for the annual Glenn Howard Classic this Saturday night, September 23rd. It will not only be the first race back for the team but also for the 24-year-old racing series since July 15th.

The unplanned two-month break in the action has Flowdynamics drivers Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams itching to get back on the track that is located closest to the team’s Ontario, California headquarters. The last race at Perris took place on July 15th. In that race, Williams came home fifth for his third top-five finish of the season. McCarthy finished 12th.

The series had two races scheduled between the July 15th date and this Saturday night. One was August 19th at Perris. However, that race had to be canceled due to the remnants of Hurricane Hillary. One week before that and three weeks after, USAC/CRA had races scheduled for the Santa Maria Raceway. However, the track has been closed all year. Try as they might, raceway officials were unable to get the track open and those races had to be canceled as well. Thus, the big unplanned summer vacation.

Coming into this week’s competition, Riverside, California’s McCarthy has contested four series races this year. All four have been at Perris and he has two top 10 finishes among them. His best outing came on May 27th when he placed eighth in the Salute to Indy. A month earlier, he finished ninth in the 30-lap main.

Williams, who is in his third season competing for Flowdynamics, has started six races in 2023. He has four top-10 finishes and has placed in the top five three times. The Yorba Linda, California driver's best outing in 2023 was a fourth on June 10th. At the last race at Perris on July 15th, he drove his #5W past the checkers in fifth place.

Despite confining most of their racing to Perris, Williams is ranked 11th in USAC/CRA Series points and McCarthy is 20th.

Things at Perris will get underway when the spectator gates open at 5:00 p.m. The first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids six to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Advanced tickets are available until 7:00 PM on Saturday night online at tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Take the 215 freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

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 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

Logan Williams 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main


 

Henson Prize Bump Spices Up STN Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (September 21, 2023) – With the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires just two weeks away, things are already getting more interesting.

The 16th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial that kicks off the event now at Texarkana 67 Speedway on Thursday, October 5, will now pay $4,646-to-win courtesy of Clifton Freight Services rather than the originally posted winner’s share of $2,500.

The Henson leads the way into the 36th edition of the Short Track Nationals that follows on Friday and Saturday. The top finisher among the top three in the Henson feature event that fails to race into the STN finale will receive a provisional starting position if needed for the $20,000-to-win STN championship feature.

The Ralph Henson Memorial kicked off in 2008 after the passing of the legendary Arkansas racer in October of 2007. Henson transitioned from racing motorcycles to Sprint Cars in 1965 and spent several decades as a top force in the I-30 Speedway and Mid-South Sprint Car scene, racking up six track championships at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway alone.

Fittingly enough, STN and Sprint Car demigod Gary Wright topped that inaugural edition of the Henson in 2008.

Since that time, another ten drivers have scored Henson honors in that event that has previously taken place at the former I-30 Speedway. Most recently, Clute, TX, native turned Knoxville, IA, resident Aaron Reutzel bested a field of 74 entries to kick off last year’s final weekend atop the I-30 clay oval.

Marion, AR, shoe Derek Hagar has enjoyed the most Henson success with three triumphs, topping the 2021 edition after previous wins in 2016 and 2018. Zach Pringle and Tim Crawley are the only other two drivers to post multiple Henson wins.

All three multi-time Henson winners have ranked as perennial STN contenders as well over the years with Hagar posting a pair of preliminary feature wins and a half-dozen career top-ten finishes in the STN championship finale.

Pringle has made his way into four STN finales while Crawley made the cut for an all-time event best 25th STN championship final last year before shifting his attention to the promotional side at Texarkana 67.

Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners:

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

This year’s 16th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial will again be a tremendous lead into two full nights of Short Track Nationals action at Texarkana 67 Speedway with all three nights available for viewing exclusively on Flo Racing for those unable to attend in person.

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires submitted by Monday, October 2, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 2 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 5-7, 2023.

October 5 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 6 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap featues.

October 7 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Shuffle and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Shuffle. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

MPI (MAX PAPIS INNOVATIONS) TO BE OFFICIAL STEERING WHEEL OF OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

Davey Hamilton Jr announced today that MPI (Max Papis Innovations) will be the official steering wheel and trophy provider for Davey Hamilton Jr’s Open Wheel Showdown at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway set to take place on December 1-2, 2023. The two-day event will feature a $50K-to-win Winged Sprint Car race and a $10K-to-win National Midget event along with Super Modifieds.

Along with being the official steering wheel of the event, MPI will also provide a trophy for each main event winner in each class of the Open Wheel Showdown. Additionally, MPI will present the Hard Charger of each respective class with a MPI steering wheel for their efforts.

MPI was founded in 2009 by Max Papis and Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, in Mooresville, North Carolina. Since then, MPI has become a renowned leader in steering wheel and safety innovation and design for elite motorsports teams, with a rich history of success in NASCAR and IndyCar. Today, MPI produces top-tier products for champions in every discipline of racing imaginable including sprint cars, drifting, off-road, late models, drag racing, karting, and even simracing. MPI continues to channel its expertise into creating revolutionary steering wheels and products for the racing world.

“Having Max and MPI as a part of this event is great. I was a huge fan of Max growing up and seeing what he has done and continues to do for our sport just shows how passionate he is about it. He and my dad have been great friends for years and I am excited to have him involved in this event. “ - Davey Hamilton Jr

“We at MPI have always been committed to unique events that resonate with our values and mission. When Davey presented us with the opportunity to support the Open Wheel Showdown at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it felt like a natural fit immediately. Our investment in grassroots American racing isn't merely a business strategy—it's a way to give back to the community and support the aspirations of countless racers.

Aligning ourselves with this event further solidifies what we proudly refer to as the 'pride of being part of the MPI family.' It's an exciting moment for us, and we're looking forward to contributing to the event's success.” - Max Papis

For more information on the Open Wheel Showdown please log onto www.openwheelshowdown.com or follow us on numerous social media outlets.

For more about MPI and their products, visit them on one of their platforms below.

Website: https://maxpapisinc.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mpi.innovations/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mpi.innovations/

 

 

Ryan Timms Sweeps The Hockett/McMillin Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a last-minute decision to compete in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, Ryan Timms made the most of the schedule change as he picked up the win during Thursday’s preliminary action, and backed it up by winning the weather delayed finale on Sunday night.

“We decided kind of late to head to Wheatland, MO for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, and I’m glad we did,” Ryan Timms said. “We were fast all weekend long, and it’s a super cool race to win.”

Kicking the weekend off on Thursday night, the Oklahoma City, OK native earned fast time honors in his qualifying group, and that set a strong tone for the rest of the weekend.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Timms powered his way to the lead aboard his CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T, and raced on to the win. By way of his win, Timms then found himself on the pole of the Thursday night feature event as he sat in prime position to lock into the Saturday night feature event.

From the drop of the green flag, Timms flexed his muscle and continued to put the star-studded field on notice for the rest of the weekend. Keeping the field at bay, Timms went on to pick up the Thursday night win, which locked him into the Hockett McMillin Memorial feature event that was originally scheduled to be ran on Saturday.

Finding himself atop the event points after Friday night’s action, Timms was on the pole of the feature event, however Mother Nature made him wait it out, as the event was postponed to Sunday late afternoon.

Having a ton of confidence heading into the championship finale, Timms knew with the track conditions that rubber was imminent.

On the slick and abrasive surface, Timms continued to showcase the same speed he had on Thursday night as he jumped out to the lead and set the early pace. With second place continuing to shadow him, the 17-year-old continued to change his line until he found one that allowed him to create some separation.

Continuing to hold the point, Timms went on to pick up the win and cap off a weekend sweep.

“With it being a day race essentially on Sunday I knew it would take rubber, but I was surprised with how long it took,” Timms added. “I had a blast running the 360ci again, and I’m happy to get this win as it was definitely one on my bucket list.”

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-83, Wins-8, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Timms will be in a USAC Midget Thursday night at Gas City, as well as Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway. Friday and Saturday he will also pull double duty as he will compete with both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the All Star Circuit of Champion.

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.

 

 

Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing fast approaching at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 20, 2023…The most anticipated period of the season at Thunderbowl Raceway is fast approaching with the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing ready to invade Tulare on October 19th, 20th and 21st.

Something sure to add intrigue once again this year will be the “Trophy Cup Tune-Up” featuring the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday October 14th. The event held on the weekend before Trophy Cup is guaranteed to fill the pit area as drivers get one final stab at the track prior to the big show.

It’s sure to be a classic lead-in for the Trophy Cup, as teams and fans get to enjoy back-to-back weeks of racing at the Thunderbowl.

The Trophy Cup continues to be one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 2023 version is sure to be one of the biggest and best yet. The 29th edition of the Trophy Cup boasts a record $225,000 overall purse for the three nights, with 90 cars entered for competition.

The event originally started at San Jose Speedway in 1994 and was held at the track until its closing in ‘99. It then moved to Ocean Speedway for one year, before heading to the Kings Speedway in Hanford from 2001-2004. In ‘05 the Trophy Cup was moved to Thunderbowl Raceway, where it has been held ever since.

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best Winged Sprint Car racing fans will witness all season. Each time a driver hits the speedway for competitive racing there are points on the line. It’s all a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night, which features the top-20 in overall points inverted, plus the four transfers out of the B-main comprising the final four spots.

All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $6,000 in weekend winnings and the overall champion is guaranteed a record $29,000 in weekend winnings. The Trophy Cup is always an all-star showcase in California, with champions and winners from all over the state and beyond in action.

Tickets and Details:

Adult grandstand tickets for the 29th Trophy Cup cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

Tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909 or at the gate. Pre-sale tickets will be available until two weeks prior to the event, as all track staff will be at the raceway daily and not in the office, in preparation to make sure everything goes as well as possible. The event has never sold out and tickets will be available if you choose to purchase at the gate.

If you are unable to buy pre-sale tickets please do not worry, as you’ll be able to purchase them at the gate. We are aware of the kinks with the new phone system and are still attempting to get them sorted out.

Something new this year as well, on Wednesday October 18th (day before the race) Thunderbowl GM Josh Miller will be around the campground if you’d like to obtain your Will Call Tickets, or if you need to purchase additional tickets. By handing out will call tickets on Wednesday, this will help alleviate the line at the box office on race day.

The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 19th, with the drivers meeting around 3:20pm. Wheel packing, hot laps, qualifying and heat races will follow.

The special events that have become so popular are also returning. Following the races on Thursday will be BBQ Night sponsored by High 5 Pizza and Catering, while Friday after the races will be Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring Tacos. On Saturday afternoon from 11am-2pm Steve Faria and Thunderbowl Raceway will present the annual Spaghetti Feed.

The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks also available for purchase inside. A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated.

Over the last 28-years Dave Pusateri and the Trophy Cup team have helped gather more than 2.5 million dollars in donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

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, General Manager Craig Borba 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 https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

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.

Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway Remaining Schedule

Saturday October 14th: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints, West Coast Sport Compacts 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

 

 

HAMILTON JR. GOES HOME FOR THIS WEEKENDS PINK LADY CLASSIC
September 20, 2023 - When Davey Hamilton Jr. makes his return to the 9TH Pink Lady Classic this weekend, he will be returning home in so many ways. He will be returning to the state of Idaho, his birthplace. He also will be returning to Meridian Speedway, a track he played at as a youngster while watching his grandfather Kenny Hamilton, and father Davey Hamilton Sr., compete at regularly.
“I grew up most of my life as a kid racing in Idaho” explains Hamilton. Hamilton now calls Tampa, Florida home and only makes the trek to Idaho once a year. “Going back this weekend feels like home from an atmosphere standpoint because all my family is there. But it doesn’t feel like home going back to Meridian Speedway any longer. When my grandfather promoted it as a kid, I spent a lot of time there running around, playing in the tires, and stuff like that. Now it’s just different. I would go there every week with my cousin and stand there and watch my grandpa and dad compete. I remember as a kid the pumpkin races. They used to put out pumpkins in the month of October and flip these boat trailers. It was fun and entertaining as a kid, that’s for sure.”
Hamilton returns home this weekend as the hottest pavement sprint car driver in the nation. He is currently riding a four-race steak that includes three-straight Must See Racing victories and a USAC Silver Crown Series win. He is enjoying a career year and leads the nation with 8 total pavement sprint car victories. He also picked up the Dave Steele 125 victory at Pinellas Park, Florida in February. He would like nothing more than to add a Pink Lady Classic victory to his 2023 season accomplishments.
The 26-year-old would like to win the event for several reasons. The event is annually run in honor of the famed Pink Lady 1968 Grant King built pink sprint car that his grandfather has campaigned for nearly 60 years. Hamilton Jr. won the race back in 2016. But the format was different and only pain $3500 to win. This year it will pay $27,000 and is a 100-lap affair. “It’s a different format, but at the end of the day it’s still the Pink Lady Classic. In reality ‘I’ve won this race before. But it just continues to grow. To win this would be my first huge paying pavement sprint car win”.
If Hamilton plans on adding another Pink Lady Classic trophy to his collection, he will have his work cut out for him. He is about to face the toughest field of cars he’s seen all season. Already entered are Aaron Willison, Colton Nelson, Tyler Roahrig, Kyle Alberding, Ryan Burdett, Bryan Warf, Cory Lockwood, and Casey Tillman among many others.
“Last year I thought we were very close, but unfortunately, I ended up getting a flat tire. This year it gives us confidence knowing our program as a team is on point. I go into every race trying to get better and wondering how to get better. The competition this weekend is really gonna be tough. This streak reminds us that we’re on our A-game. But we know it’s not gonna be easy. The west coast has some solid cars that run there regularly”.
Hamilton will also use this race to promote a race of his own that he is promoting in December. He announced in July details of the ‘Davey Hamilton Jr’s Open Wheel Showdown’ at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway December 1-2, 2023. The winged asphalt sprint car race will pay 50K to win. He will leave for Las Vegas right after the Pink Lady Classic and will stay there until his race is over.
When asked what he is most looking forward to this weekend besides visiting family and racing, he was quick to answer. Mongolian Barbeque,” laughed Hamilton. “I love it and Idaho has the best” concluded Hamilton.

 

Early Incident Relegates Tanner Carrick to 21st Place Finish During World of Outlaws Event at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Racing his way into Saturday night’s feature event the hard way with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Placerville Speedway, Tanner Carrick was collected in an incident that took place in front of him and left him with a beaten and battered car that he limped around the speedway for much of the 40-lapper.

“Qualifying with the World of Outlaws is huge, and we put hurt ourselves right off the bat not timing in well,” Tanner Carrick said. “We raced into the feature out of the ‘B’ but then we got caught in someone else’s mess which bent some components on our front end, and I just sort of hung on from there.”

With 38-cars on hand for the series’ long-awaited return to the speedway, a split group qualifying format was used with Carrick timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No.83T in 14th in his flight.

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver finished sixth which forced him into the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown as he sought after one of the four transfers into the feature event.

Battling with the likes of Logan Schuchart and Joel Myers Jr for the final berths into the 40-lap finale, Carrick withstood a late restart to finish fourth and keep his night alive.

Lining up 24th on the field, Carrick slowly picked up a few positions until a car spun in front of him one seventh lap. With nowhere to go, Carrick made contact with the stalled car and bounced over the infield berm and came to a stop.

Restarting the race back in 24th, Carrick had a noticeable issues to the steering of his entry but still continued on as he did what he could on the bullring.

Picking up a few spots, Carrick capped his night off with a 21st place finish.

“It wasn’t the night we had in mind, as we have had a lot of speed at Placerville to end the year, but we just never really dug out of an early hole,” Carrick added.

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, 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: 41, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 18, Top 10’s: 24

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick returs to action October 6th and 7th in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

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.

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SHARON SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE FINAL EVENT OF 2023

 September 20, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)…The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is set to return to Sharon Speedway this Saturday night (September 23) for the second and final appearance of the 2023 season by "The Greatest Show on Dirt". The final race event of the 94th anniversary season will also include the Whelen Econo Mods racing for $1,000 to-win. The replica vehicles from the Cars movie of Tow Mater, Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson will be on display when the gates open at 4 PM and throughout the event thanks to BB Simmons of the Maters Foundation! Warmups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars made their first visit of the season on May 20 and it was 10-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz, winning his first Sharon "410" feature! Brad Sweet topped the September 2022 show. In 2021, Dave Blaney won in spectacular fashion over Sheldon Haudenschild for his 95th career WoO win, but first since 1997! Prior to 2021, the WoO last appeared at Sharon on June 1, 2007 when the "King of the Outlaws", Steve Kinser, scored the victory. Kinser leads the way at Sharon with four WoO wins, while Danny Lasoski is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2002 and 2004. Besides Schatz, Sweet and Blaney, other single WoO winners at Sharon include Jac Haudenschild (2006), Jason Meyers (2005), and Joey Saldana (2002).

Sweet, a four-time World of Outlaws champion, leads the World of Outlaws to Sharon on Saturday with eight victories in 2023 and is in search of his fifth straight title. He has a 90-point lead over David Gravel, who leads the Series with 10 victories. Carson Macedo and Logan Schuchart sit third and fourth in points with six wins apiece. Schatz is fifth with three wins. Completing the top 10 in points are Gio Scelzi, Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss and Robbie Price.

The "410" Sprints have competed nine times this season at Sharon with five different winners. Dave Blaney won the May 13 opener, backed that up by winning another $3,000 in his next appearance on June 3 for Western PA Speedweek, and won the $4,000 "Wednesday Night Thunder" show on August 30 for his 37th career Sharon "410" victory. Schatz of course won the May 20 WoO event. Tyler Courtney earned his first career Sharon win when he won the "Lou Blaney Memorial" under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction. Dale Blaney won the first $4,000 "Wednesday Night Thunder" event then picked up his second win on July 21 and most recently won on September 9 matching his brother with three victories. Michael Bauer became the third driver of the season to win his first career Sharon "410" race when he won on July 29.

The Whelen Econo Mods will complete the two-division program in their richest event of the season with $1,000 going to the winner. Taking on the regional Econo Mod racers will be former NASCAR racer Ken Schrader, who has raced at Sharon in the UMP Modified division in the past. Schrader will be in his Federated Auto Parts entry, which is the presenting sponsor of Saturday's World of Outlaws event.

There have been five different winners in eight Econo Mod races this season. Dustin DeMattia, the 2019 champion, won the May 13 opener. Jeremy Double won on May 27 and after going three months without a victory has won the last two shows upping his all-time career win total to 21. Double will look to break the tie with Brandon Blackshear to become the division's all-time winningest driver. Will Thomas III collected his ninth career win in the division on June 3. Jacob Eucker topped a season high 24-car field on July 29 then went back-to-back winning on August 5 for his 16th career win in the division. Garrett Calvert won on August 19.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the Econo Mod division. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

Econo Mod Payoff: 1. $1,000 2. $700 3. $400 4. $300 5. $200 6. $175 7. $140 8. $125 9. $120 10. $115 11. $110 12. $105 13-24. $100. Tow/Non-qualifiers $50

There is no Sharon registration fee for the Econo Mods. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed https://www.sharonspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=785729

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pit passes will go on sale at 2 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4 p.m. General admission for those 13 and over is $35 in advance and $40 on Saturday, while reserve tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on Saturday for all ages. Students 12 and under are $10. Advance and reserved tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89858#/event/E89858/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=35&maxPrice=40&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false. Reserved seats are the top five rows of all frontstretch grandstands. Patio and VIP fan suite seats are sold out. Pit passes are $45. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. Camping permits are $25 and can be reserved at the following link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/rv-trailer-tent-camping-tickets-122979

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Hagar Rallies for Top Five During Hockett/McMillin Memorial Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2023) - Derek Hagar recorded a top-five finish during his preliminary night at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hagar opened the ASCS National Tour event at Lucas Oil Speedway last Thursday by qualifying fifth quickest in his group. He narrowly missed the heat race inversion, but maneuvered from fifth to second place in a heat race to earn enough points to lock into the 10 th starting spot in the A Main.

"We didn't qualify very well so that put us fifth in a heat race," he said. "We got to second and that got us enough points to get in the feature. We were able to pick them off fairly quick, but the track laid rubber about halfway through so it got to be just following each other."

Hagar advanced a half dozen positions for a fourth-place finish, which was his 21 st top five in only his 23 rd sprint car start of the season.

Once preliminary points were tallied, Hagar was just outside of the lock-in drivers and started on the pole of a last chance qualifier on Sunday afternoon - a day later than the scheduled finale because of wet weather. He won the qualifier to once again garner the 10 th starting position in the feature.

"I felt good," he said. "We were able to get the lead in the qualifier right away and lead every lap. We were in an early qualifier so we didn't have to worry too much about rubber. Lucas Oil Speedway did a heck of a job trying to keep the track racy. They worked the track a lot. It stayed around the bottom most of the feature and I was too tight to run down there. I thought it was going to blow off quicker than it did and we ran around 10 th to 12 th the whole race. We weren't able to make moves like we normally do."

Hagar ended 12th, which marked only his third race of finishing outside the top five all season.

He plans to compete at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday. Hagar has captured six feature wins at the track this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (10).

Sept. 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (10).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 17 wins, 21 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Produces Podium Performance During World of Outlaws Event at Kings Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi earned a pair of podium results last weekend at Kings Speedway, including during the Tom Tarlton Classic featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I was thrilled," he said. "We ran the 360 race on Thursday and the track was rough and hard to race on. We qualified fifth quickest, won a heat race and placed second in the dash to start the feature on the outside of the front row. We battled, got in the holes and ran third. I was concerned with how the track would be on Friday."

Scelzi's podium outing at the dirt oval in Hanford, Calif., on Thursday was followed by similar success at the track on Friday with the World of Outlaws.

"We were the last car out and were fifth quickest, which was our best qualifying performance of the month," he said. "We ran second in the heat race to do what we needed to get in the dash. We drew the No. 3 to start third and ended up running fourth."

Scelzi lined up on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"We got to third right away and I paced myself," he said. "We had a restart and I got pinched down a little, got into the berm and fell to fourth. I got back into third and ran first and second down. Around Lap 25 I started losing brakes and faded to about half a straightway back. The second-place car spun, which moved me to second for a restart with a few laps to go. I was thinking everything was playing into my favor, but I had boiled my brake fluid and my brakes didn't cool down in time to come back to me. I had a really good pace and was able to maneuver the top of turns one and two, which Brad (Sweet) wasn't running. I felt I had a clean lane and it just didn't pan out. I couldn't get myself slowed down to where I needed to be on the exit of the corners and David (Gravel) drove by me at the end so we ended third.

"It was the highlight of the trip. I'm thankful of the speed we had. Whenever you can run well like that at home it means a lot to your team and sponsors and fans."

The World of Outlaws West Coast Swing finale was Saturday at Placerville Speedway, which hosted the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic.

Scelzi timed in 18 th quickest in his heat race before he advanced from ninth to eighth place in a heat race and from 12 th to seventh place in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We missed it on the setup and my laps in qualifying," he said. "We were a little tight and I got into the cushion pretty much both laps and didn't qualify well. The track was one lane in the heats. We made progress in the Last Chance Showdown, but came up short of making the feature. It's tough to climb out of a hole when you're racing with the World of Outlaws."

Scelzi will take this weekend off before he returns to action at Kings Speedway on Sept. 29-30 during the Cotton Classic and Morrie Williams Twin 20s Memorial with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

Sept. 15 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

Sept. 16 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 37 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 29-30 at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Cotton Classic and Morrie Williams Twin 20s Memorial with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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

Scelzi would like to thank 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Score Second-Place Finish During Final Weekend in California

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel highlighted the final weekend of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series West Coast Swing with a runner-up result last Friday.

Gravel kicked off the Tom Tarlton Classic at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., by qualifying third quickest. He then placed second in a heat race before advancing a position in the dash to end third.

"It was a good night," he said. "We qualified well and heat raced okay. In the dash we felt pretty good and felt we had a good balance on the car. In the feature it started off okay. I couldn't keep the front wheels on the ground, but once we burned off some fuel our car came to life the last 10 or 15 laps. Toward the end I felt like I had one of the fastest cars."

Gravel battled inside the top five throughout the main event before using a late move to claw to second place in the closing laps. It marked his 43 rd top-five outing of the season.

"I was committed to the bottom in turns one and two," he said. "That was the best place to be. In turns three and four the guy in front of me was running the top so I ran the bottom. I wasn't hitting it every time. I changed my entry and braking and throttle points. By the end of it I started getting it down pretty good."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday when Placerville Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic. Gravel timed in seventh quickest in his group and was fourth in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the seventh row.

"We needed to be a couple hundredths faster in qualifying to get on that front row in a heat race," he said. "You can't be off just a little bit or you'll pay the price. I got a really good start in the heat race and tried to go for second and that cost me running third, which I would have started 10 th instead of 14 th in the feature. In the grand scheme of things we probably would have run 10 th instead of 13th. We were out of the race track for the feature. When you start 13 th it's three wide with guys trying to get underneath you with no room and two guys outside of you. It's a high risk of getting into crashes. We're fortunate to roll it back in the box in one piece."

Passing was at a premium on the bullring as Gravel gained one spot to place 13th.

Next up is a weekend in Ohio with races this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford for the Federated Auto Parts Showdown.

"We're excited to get back to normal tracks where our engine program can shine and we have a lot of space to race," Gravel said. "We've been real good at both tracks and are capable of winning."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

Sept. 16 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 13 (14).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 10 wins, 43 top fives, 55 top 10s, 63 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for the Federated Auto Parts 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 oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series 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 .

 

Millstream Speedway

Well, we knew the “secret” wouldn’t last long. We want to confirm that MS Properties has purchased Millstream Speedway and that Matt Cogley and his wife Beth will be operating it.
First, we want to thank Greg and Mary Beth Roe for trusting us with this jewel!
Secondly, we want to thank all of you who have posted your hopes for this track over the last few days. It’s great to know that we have a strong base of interest out there!
To introduce ourselves; Matt has been a Lightning Sprint racer for 5 years, also running a 360 sprint in the 2022 season. Our son Alex also raced Lightning Sprints with us for 3 years, then spent a year traveling with a professional sprint car team out of Texas.
We may not have been a racing family for as long as some of you have, but we know the history behind Millstream and our main goal is to honor that history – and to continue to improve upon it.
One important thing is that we don’t want to make promises we can’t keep, so at this point we aren’t making any promises about seasons or schedules. We have a lot of work to do on the facility before it is ready to host an event. We are calling on all of you who have expressed an interest in getting it going again to get in contact with us and get involved so that we can get her back up and running as soon as possible. We’re going to need all the help we can get!
Thank you in advance for supporting us and Millstream Speedway!! We look forward to seeing you at the races.
~ Matt and Beth Cogley

 

GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC FOR THE USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS IS THIS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, September 18, 2023) The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway for one of the most coveted races in the series, the annual Glenn Howard Classic this Saturday night, September 23rd. The race honors the past racer, owner, official, and innovator who played a significant role in the original CRA, the formation of the SCRA, and the current USAC/CRA. In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints and the PASSCAR Super Stocks will also be in action.

“It is hard to believe that we have been hosting this race so long,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “Glenn was a huge part of the sprint car story here in California. He was around forever and one who could always be counted on for advice. Not only for drivers, but also crew chiefs, officials, and promoters as well. Glenn, his wife Pat and sons Steve and Gary are major figures in the history of sprint car racing on the West Coast. They are all sorely missed.

“We started the Glen Howard Classic in 2008 after Glen passed away,” Kazarian said before the 2022 running of the event. “At that time, virtually every driver in the series knew Glen. Either as an official, car owner or through his business. So, right out of the bag, this race was a big deal and everybody really wanted to win it. These days, many of the drivers from the first few editions of the race are no longer competing. Except for a handful of drivers who were racing back then, a majority of the field these days may not have personally known Glen. However, a crew member or a parent may have been racing or been around him. They have passed on the importance of the race to these younger drivers. Thus, it remains one of the most significant and coveted races on our schedule.”

Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa leads the USAC/CRA into Perris on Saturday night. The veteran has won eight of the first 13 main events of the season driving for car owners Tom and Christy Dunkel. He carries a three-race win streak into Saturday’s show and he has parlayed his wins into a commanding 151-point lead over Yucaipa’s Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm. Corona’s Austin “The Big Game Hunter” Williams of Corona, who got engaged last weekend, and his brother Cody “The Cadillac” Williams are third and fourth. The fifth spot is currently being held down by San Diego’s AJ Bender.

After Saturday’s show, there will only be four races left in the series in 2023. On October 14th the series will make its third visit of the year to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. On November 3rd and 4th, the action will head to Cocopah Speedway near Yuma. The series will wind up the campaign at Perris on November 11th.

In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the up-and-coming young drivers in the PAS Young Gun Series, PAS Senior Sprints and PASSCAR Super Stocks will also be in action.

In the Senior Sprints, Ed Schwarz has a comfortable 27-point lead over defending champion Dale Gamer with just two races to go. Bob Suchy of Tustin is third.

Talented dancer Blake Hendricks of Simi Valley has a narrow seven-point lead over recent high school graduate Elexa Herrera in the Young Guns championship chase. Apple Valley’s Cash Culp trails Herrera by one point. Defending champion Stevie Rogers of Apple Valley and Brandon Nelson of Agua Dulce are tied for fourth, 19-points out of the lead.

With two races to go in the PASSCAR Super Stock season, four drivers have a realistic shot at winning the 2023 title. Beaumont’s Ricky Lee leads the way with 119 points. Chuck Becker of Yucaipa, a three-time Modified champion at the track, is only one point behind. Defending champ Tyson Talkington of Riverside, who won the last race on August 14th, is only five points out of first. Fourth place is held by Buena Park’s Billy Griffin, who has three track titles to his name, including the 2021 Modified and Super Stocks championships. He trails Lee by 13 points.

Spectator gates for the night of clean family fun and breathtaking sprint car action will open at 5:00 p.m. The first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets to Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is just $5.00 and children 5 and under are free.

Advance tickets for every regular race at The PAS are available until 7:00 p.m. on race day online 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.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

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, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, 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.

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

September 23rd Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

October 12 So Cal Fair - PASSCAR Street Stocks & American Factory Stocks at the Southern California Fair

October 13 So Cal Fair – PASSCAR Super Stocks at the Southern California Fair

October 14 So Cal Fair – NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Figure 8 Racing and Mni Stocks on the Road Course at the Southern California Fair

October 15 So Cal Fair – NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION – Demo Cross and Double Deckers at the Southern California Fair

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – DEMO CROSS. FIGURE 8S, Demo Cross, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’s, MINI STOCKS, AND INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

October 28th Jerry Dodd Champions Night – PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (30 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

BRENT AND GRANT SEXTON COMPETE IN THE GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC ON SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Lakeside, CA, September 19, 2023) Sexton Gatlin Racing drivers Brent and Grant Sexton will be back on the track for the first time in over a month when they contest the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Glenn Howard Classic this Saturday, September 23rd at Perris Auto Speedway. It will be their first race since the finale of the POWRi MinKota Summer Nationals at Minnesota’s Buffalo River Speedway on August 14th.

As he has done most of the year, 19-year-old Grant enters the race leading the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year standings. The teen has steadily climbed the points ladder all year long and comes into Saturday’s race in seventh. The young driver has placed in the top ten four times in 2023. His best outing was a fifth-place result at the Bakersfield Speedway on June 24th. At Perris, a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Salute to Indy on May 27th, has been his best result at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval this year. Besides that, the track has been tough on the effervescent teen with a 12th, 15th, 16th, and 19th. He hopes to improve on all of his Perris finishes on Saturday.

Brent, who has been racing at Perris for over 20 years in lightning sprint cars, made his USAC/CRA debut on June 10th. The now 50-year-old shocked everyone by finishing seventh after starting near the back of the pack. His other start in the series came on July 15th at Perris. On that night he started 22nd in the main and moved forward to finish 18th.

In addition to his outings in the USAC/CRA Series, Brent, the defending POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion, has a win and a second-place finish in the two POWRi races at the track known as The PAS this year.

This week, Tennessee native Brent will be debuting a new XXX Chassis. In addition, he will be using an ex-Rico Abreau 360 engine that the team just purchased. The same engine is destined to see some action in the USAC West Coast Series with Grant pushing the pedals.

With plans on mostly sticking with USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in 2024, Sexton Gatlin Racing has two, top-of-the-line lightning sprint cars for sale. For prices or information, contact Brent Sexton via the phone number or email at the top of this release.

Spectator gates at Perris will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00 on Saturday. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is just $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets for every regular race at The PAS are available until 7:00 p.m. on race day online 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 on Saturday.

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.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

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 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway PAS Senior Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 11th B Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 2nd A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

8-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Grant Sexton

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

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

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

5-20-23 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 21st A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 10th A Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 19th A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Darren Brown

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

Geoff Dale

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest 4th A Main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. Contact (909) 226-7768 mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

$4,220.20 to Win Outlaw Fall Nationals Next for Empire Super Sprints

By Curtis Berleue (Dundee, NY) | For the second of three times this season, the Empire Super Sprints 40th anniversary tour will make a stop at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY this Friday night, September 22. The night will pay tribute to Cal Lane, a name synonymous with racing both in Dundee and with the Empire Super Sprints.

As one of the most visited tracks in tour history, the Outlaw Speedway has hosted 81 events with 49 different winners since the first visit on August 3, 1984. The most recent driver to find victory lane is ‘The Juice’ Jared Zimbardi, who picked up the Outlaw Summer Nationals worth $3,565 back in July.

With just a handful of events remaining headed into Outlaw on Friday, the points battle remains tight between defending champion Jordan Poirier and Shawn Donath. Poirier holds a slim 39-point lead over Donath with just four points-paying features left in the 2023 season. Jason Barney currently sits third, with Dylan Swiernik in 4th and Jeff Cook rounding out the top five.

Fridays Cal Lane Memorial Fall Nationals at the Outlaw Speedway will be one of the highest paying 360 events of the season in the northeast, paying $4,220.20 to win. Additional support from Fratto Curbing will boost the payout by sponsoring the nights Cobra Coaches Dash Series dash, paying $100 to win for just four laps of action. A full listing of start times, gate prices and schedule of events for the evening can be found on both the Outlaw Speedways and Empire Super Sprints social media pages.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, September 22 – Outlaw Speedway – Dundee, NY ($4,000 to Win Outlaw Fall Nationals)

Friday, September 29 – Fulton Speedway – Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win Outlaw 200 Weekend)

Tuesday, October 3 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY (Continuation of 9/9 event)

 

 

Hot and hectic SCCT point battle converges in Petaluma for $5,000-to-win Adobe Cup

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…For the second consecutive season the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is primed to sanction the $5,000-to-win “Adobe Cup” at Petaluma Speedway this Saturday.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour title chase is as close as it has been in months heading to Petaluma Speedway, with the top-three separated by just 19-markers.

The evening of family fun at the 12th annual Adobe Cup marks the final season appearance for SCCT at Sonoma County’s longest running entertainment venue. Following this Saturday’s outing the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will have just two events remaining in 2023.

Adding to the excitement at the event will be the annual Bob McCoy Super Stock Memorial.

The familiar Petaluma 3/8-mile oval routinely produces thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing, as lapped traffic can create some of the most frenetic competition of any venue on tour. Please note the facility features an earlier start time, with the Pit Meeting at 4pm and cars on track directly after.

“We look forward to having the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as part of the 12th annual Adobe Cup this weekend,” said Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth. “We don’t have as many Winged Sprint Car shows nowadays, but the fans have certainly flocked to the track when we have. The Bob McCoy Memorial has also become a big stock car race, so we think this will be a superb two division program for everyone to attend.”

With just three events remaining in the SCCT season the battle for the championship is shaping up to be an intense one. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox continues to lead the way, but Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery has closed the gap to just four points going into Petaluma on Saturday.

During the Sprint Car Challenge Tour appearance at the track in June, Cox brought home a third-place finish behind winner Colby Copeland and runner up Justin Sanders. Two seasons ago however, Montgomery tallied his first career SCCT win at Petaluma and hopes to add a second to try and wrestle the point lead away.

Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield is lurking back in third and is only 19-points behind Cox for the top-spot. Bloomfield is fresh off a solid run with the World of Outlaws in Placerville last Saturday and ran sixth at the SCCT Petaluma event in June. Shane Golobic and Rookie of the Year leader Chance Grasty round out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 among the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings going into the Adobe Cup are Dominic Gorden, Mitchell Faccinto, Luke Hayes, Sanders and Sean Becker. The owner standings lead for Dale Miller Racing has also ballooned to 126-points as the season winds down.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Petaluma Speedway this Saturday September 23rd cost $22 while seniors, juniors and military with ID cost $18. Kids 6-11 will be $12, with five and under being admitted free. Tickets can be purchased via https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1869/tickets/1353048 or at the gate on Saturday.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 3:45pm with cars on track at 4:15. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying, and racing will follow.

The event will follow the standard SCCT muffler rule, which is either the Large Flowmaster or Large Spintech Muffler as described in the rulebook.

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

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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

Saturday September 23: Petaluma Speedway (12th annual Adobe Cup)

Friday September 29: Kings Speedway in Hanford (38th annual Cotton Classic)

Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/NARC)

 

 

Justyn Cox caps Outlaw swing with SCCT at Petaluma Speedway on the horizon

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…After competing with the World of Outlaws over the last two weekends, Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing now turn their attention back to the SCCT title chase with a trip to Petaluma Speedway this Saturday.

Cox and BHR capped off the World of Outlaws swing this past weekend at Placerville Speedway, which saw the highest car count for the series at the track in several years.

“The Outlaws are the toughest around and make you and your team better with each race,” Cox stated. “I felt like we raced well, but I just set us back all three nights with my qualifying. I have some things to clean up on my end that will make the actual racing part much easier.”

After qualifying 14th in Group A on Saturday at Placerville Speedway, he went on to finish fifth in his heat race, before pulling off midway through the feature.

One weekend prior to that, the team competed at the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, where they made the main event both nights in a stacked field of Sprint Cars. The Gold Cup finale saw him earn the final transfer during a thrilling battle with multiple competitors in the Last Chance Showdown.

“I can’t thank BHR enough for giving me the chance and I’ll continue to clean up my driving earlier in the night, so we don’t get behind the eight ball,” Cox elaborated. “I’m proud we made the main event every night with the Outlaws, and I think we learned some good things moving forward.”

With the weather cooling down and signaling that Fall is coming the Bates-Hamilton Racing team will now get set to head for Petaluma Speedway this Saturday.

The $5,000-to-win Adobe Cup marks the start of three SCCT races to go in the season. Cox heads into Petaluma on Saturday maintaining a four-point lead over Kaleb Montgomery in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings.

“We look forward to the SCCT show this weekend in Petaluma,” Cox said. “We don’t have a gap any longer when it comes to the standings, so it’s critical that I put together three strong nights to try and wrap up this championship.”

Cox had a fantastic run with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in June at Petaluma Speedway, finishing third in the feature aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

Tickets for Saturday’s Adobe Cup can be purchased via https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1869/tickets/1353048 or at the gate on race day. Live video will be produced by www.calidirt.tv

𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔-𝑯𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, 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 for their support this season.

𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬-𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 World of Outlaws Swing Quick Recap-

Friday September 8th in Chico: Qualified (23rd), Heat Race (1st), A-main (14th)
Saturday September 9th in Chico: Heat Race (6th), B-main (4th), A-main (17th)
Saturday September 16th in Placerville: Qualified (14th), Heat Race (5th), A-main (23rd)

𝐔𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬-

Saturday September 23rd: Petaluma Speedway – Sprint Car Challenge Tour (Adobe Cup)

𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: B Scadden Design

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

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“Mr. Pierce” Takes Throne At King of the Can With Fourth Grade Student In The House

Race Report by Steven Ovens – September 19th, 2023

(SODUS, NY) – As the 2023 series pushes toward a close in a few weeks, the A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by Super Gen Products joined on again for finale night during King of the Can Weekend at Penn Can Speedway.

27 cars packed the pit area just across the border in Pennsylvania, including one driver known as “Mr. Pierce” Monday through Friday and one of his fourth grade students. Pierce is a teacher and has really leaned into the contrasts of his work as an instructor and hobby as a racecar driver.

Weekly while school is in session, Pierce often incorporates his weekend racing into lessons for his students. Students have connected and often ask about Pierce’s weekend accomplishments including viewing any livestream coverage available. This past Saturday, one of those students made the trek to Penn Can Speedway and left as happy as Pierce after seeing his teacher and favorite driver climb up top for a wing dance in Victory Lane.

It was a thrilling race on the short bullring promoted by Keith Beach. Pierce and John Cunningham redraw into the first two rows of the race and would maintain those positions all the way to the end of the event. Pierce was looking for a bounce back effort after a season of continued struggles and bad luck.

The Midstate Basement Authorities, Northeast Implement, 139 Auto No. 9K would find its way to Penn Can Victory Lane with Pierce donning a cape and taking his place on the Golden Throne. John Cunningham tied a career-best run of second place with an upcoming trip to Afton Motorsports Park in October- a place where Cunningham has run very well in the past.

Jordan Hutton just keeps taking care of business in the points championship. It wasn’t easy at Penn Can on Saturday as Hutton had to start twelfth by virtue of his victory Friday night at Fonda Speedway. Troy, PA’s Nathan Pierce represented well in his home state with his career-best finish of fourth and first career CRSA Top 5. “Mr. Consistency” Dalton Herrick followed Hutton through the pack from his eleventh starting spot to finish fifth and add to his total of CRSA Top 5’s with 48- fifth on the series’ all-time list.

“We have a student who is here to see his first ever dirt race. I woke up this morning and told my wife it was a great day to go get a win,” said Pierce in Victory Lane.

“We have a lot to bring to show and tell this week. Monday (at school) is going to be fun.”

For his bounce back efforts in claiming the Penn Can CRSA victory, Pierce earned an extra $25 for the Maguire Family of Dealerships “Magnificent Move of the Race.” It ended up being an all Pierce night as Cliff Pierce gained eleven positions in going from nineteenth to eighth to score the Powdertech Powdercoating Hard Charger bonus.

The CRSA Sprints will now head West to Kurt and Bonnie Stebbins’ Genesee Speedway on Friday night September 22 for the very first time in Series history. Following Genesee, the series will take a weekend off before visiting Afton Motorsports Park on Friday October 6 for the series championship.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2023 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, 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, points and 2023 schedule please visit our website www.crsasprints.com

Please visit the A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by Super Gen Products on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS CRSA SPRINTS POWERED BY SUPER GEN PRODUCTS @ PENN CAN SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL RESULTS- Saturday September 16th, 2023:

A-MAIN RESULTS (25 Laps): 1. 9K-Kyle Pierce[4] ($1,000); 2. J27-John Cunningham[2]; 3. 66-Jordan Hutton[12]; 4. 10-Nathan Pierce[6]; 5. 29-Dalton Herrick[11]; 6. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[9]; 7. 28-Ron Greek[5]; 8. 4-Cliff Pierce[19]; 9. 22-Tomy Moreau[15]; 10. 33-Scott Landers[8]; 11. 21B-Blake Warner[1]; 12. 4T-Ray Preston[13]; 13. 25G-Tyler Graves[3]; 14. 18-Timmy Lotz[16]; 15. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr[14]; 16. 13T-Trevor Years[18]; 17. 18C-Dan Craun[23]; 18. 98-Alex Adamsky[10]; 19. 09-Jacob Newell[17]; 20. 30-Kirsten Dombroski[21]; 21. D9-Dustin Sehn[20]; 22. (DNF) 22M-Aaron Shelton[24]; 23. (DNF) 77-Bob Hamm[25]; 24. (DNF) 14-James Layton[7]; 25. (DNF) 7S-Michael Smith[26]; 26. (DNS) 16CW-Charles Weslowski; 27. (DNS) 23-John Smith

DNQ: 7S Michael Smith, 09 Jacob Newell, 82 Shilo Boyce, 98 Alex Adamsky

Powdertech Powdercoating Hard Charger Bonus: 4 Cliff Pierce +11 Spots

Maguire Family of Dealerships “Magnificent Move of the Race”: 9K Kyle Pierce

Heats (8 laps)

#1: 1. 9K-Kyle Pierce[3]; 2. 14-James Layton[1]; 3. 28-Ron Greek[2]; 4. 10-Nathan Pierce[4]; 5. 29-Dalton Herrick[7]; 6. 13T-Trevor Years[6]; 7. 09-Jacob Newell[9]; 8. (DNF) 18C-Dan Craun[5]; 9. (DNF) 22M-Aaron Shelton[8]

#2: 1. 33-Scott Landers[1]; 2. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[6]; 3. J27-John Cunningham[3]; 4. 25G-Tyler Graves[5]; 5. 18-Timmy Lotz[4]; 6. 22-Tomy Moreau[8]; 7. 30-Kirsten Dombroski[2]; 8. (DNF) 16CW-Charles Weslowski[7]; 9. (DNS) 77-Bob Hamm

#3: 1. 66-Jordan Hutton[3]; 2. 21B-Blake Warner[1]; 3. 98-Alex Adamsky[2]; 4. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr[4]; 5. 4T-Ray Preston[7]; 6. 4-Cliff Pierce[5]; 7. D9-Dustin Sehn[8]; 8. 7S-Michael Smith[9]; 9. (DNS) 23-John Smith

 

 

History Will Be Made In CRSA Sprints Visit To Genesee Speedway Friday

Press Release by Steven Ovens – September 19th, 2023

(SODUS, NY) – The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by Super Gen Products will make history on Friday night at Genesee Speedway, promoted by Kurt and Bonnie Stebbins.

The “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” will tackle the three-eighths-mile clay oval located on the Genesee County Fairgrounds as part of the track’s “Topless Nationals Weekend.” 305 sprint cars will be joined by the Crate Late Models, Pro Mods, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. More information for Genesee’s weekend of speed can be found on their website www.genesee-speedway.com

Genesee Speedway will join CRSA as the twenty-fourth different facility visited in the series’ eighteenth season across five US States and one Canadian Province. 2022 saw CRSA visit Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park for the first time in ten years but hasn’t added a brand new track to their list since Land of Legends Raceway joined the CRSA family in 2018.

The competition should be great as only very select drivers have notes on the facility which would only include drivers with 360 experience at “The Place To Race.” That drivers list includes Chad Miller, Dan Craun and Blake Warner. Warner is fresh off his career best finish of second at Fonda Speedway Friday night and will be riding the momentum into Western New York.

Fonda winner Jordan Hutton carries a forty-five-point lead into Genesee Friday night with just two races remaining in the 2023 campaign. Second place in the standings is Dalton Herrick who is riding momentum of his own with a streak of five-straight Top 5 finishes. Unfortunately for Herrick, Hutton has won, finished second or finished third in four of those five races.

John Cunningham, Thomas Radivoy and Ron Greek have also fared well on bullring-style layouts. Genesee will test crew chiefs just as much as the drivers behind the wheel this weekend.

The points title for 2023 will likely be shaped this weekend as the Series Championship looms at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday October 6 off Interstate 88 in Afton, NY.

 

 

BERTRAND MOTORSPORTS BRINGS THREE MIDGETS WEST FOR OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (September 19, 2023) – Car owner Tim Bertrand and Bertrand Motorsports will travel west December 1-2 for Davey Hamilton, Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown, bringing three Midgets for the $10,000-to-win feature in Las Vegas. A wide-variety of Midgets from all over North America will challenge for the strong purse at the .375-mile Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Bertrand will field Midgets for his brother Todd of Brooklyn, CT., multi-faceted driver Nathan Byrd of Phoenix, Ariz., and USAC Silver Crown standout Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. Swanson leads the Bertrand brigade into Vegas as one of the few drivers with a victory at the speedway. Swanson won a USAC Western States Midget race there in 2010.

“Kody has run Vegas before and he even won there. Another advantage to working with him is he knows a lot about these cars and places he’s run in the past,” Bertrand said. “Our history in Midget racing on pavement is Winged Midget racing in the Northeast. We’ve won 12 or 13 championships. But Non-Wing is something we are a bit newer at. When we hired Kody to drive for us, that was our time to get serious.”

Bertrand Motorsports has made waves in the winged Northeastern Midget Association, scoring its 105th career win last Saturday night with Todd Bertrand at the controls. The team is just one win shy of the all-time owner’s record in the esteemed series. Bertrand Motorsports also teamed up with Swindell SpeedLab to win the 2023 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals with driver Logan Seavey.

Swanson will drive the No. 47 Midget powered by a Stanton SR-11x at Las Vegas. Swanson drove the one-of-a-kind car formerly owned by Jerome Rodela in May at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Swanson will drive the car again on October 14 before it heads west with Bertrand Motorsports.

“The current plan is to run IRP in October and then we are going to leave the cars out there,” Bertrand said. “David Byrd has a tractor trailer lined up that we think can fit seven or eight cars. We’re trying to build a cost-effective way to get everyone out there.”

Swanson will also be one of several drivers planning to race in both the $50,000-to-win Winged Sprint Car feature and the Midget feature. His Winged Sprint Car entry will be for Doran Enterprises in the No. 77 Diablo-Chevrolet.

The Californian is one of the most accomplished drivers in pavement open wheel history. Seven USAC Silver Crown championships are joined by three Little 500 triumphs and countless wins across Silver Crown, Sprint Cars, and Midgets.

Registration is moving quickly for the inaugural Open Wheel Showdown, with just 75 spaces available for the Winged Sprint Car division. Drivers can learn more at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com

Tickets are also on sale though the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office and online. Details can be found at both www.LVMS.com or the Open Wheel Showdown website.

The event will be telecast through Speed Sport TV and on the new Speed Sport 1 channel. More broadcast details will be announced soon.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Wins Ford Classic Opener, Runner-up in Finale

4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway Up Next

Fremont, OH – September 19, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt has been running at or near the front most nights since taking the wheel of the Grove Racing No.45. He had led laps, but thus far a win had eluded him.

When a team has consistent speed like the Reinhardt/Grove combination has, sooner or later they will break through. They did just that at Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic. QUICK RESULTS

DATE: September 15, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Opener Track: Fremont Speedway City, State: Fremont, OH Quick Stats: 44 cars, Qualifying 2nd in Group D, Heat 1st (1), Dash 4th (6), A-main 1st (4)

DATE: September 16, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Finale Track: Fremont Speedway City, State: Fremont, OH Quick Stats: 42 cars, Qualifying 2nd in Group B, Heat 1st (1), Dash 5th (5), A-main 2nd (5)

LAST LAP DRAMATICS

Reinhardt got his team’s weekend off to a solid start by qualifying 2nd quickest in his group, which put the Grove Racing, Capitol Renegade, Bakers Mobile Home Transport, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.45 on the pole for the heat race. He then led that race wire to wire to put himself in the Dash.

The redraw handed Reinhardt the 6th starting spot in the 6-lap dash. The Neptune City, NJ native managed to make some progress by advancing to a 4th place finish, which meant a second row starting spot for the 30-lap A-main.

Reinhardt charged into the 2nd position on the opening lap and pursued leader Parker Price Miller throughout the first half of the race. The pair navigated their way through traffic, with Reinhardt looking for the right opportunity to slip by and take command. On lap fourteen he led at the line, but Price Miller battled back to lead the next lap by just a few feet.

Reinhardt took command again on lap sixteen and remained out front until late in the race when Price Miller slipped by with three laps remaining.

Reinhardt wasn’t done. He built up momentum on the high side on the final lap and beat Price Miller to the line by 0.094 seconds to take the $6,000 victory.

“I knew I had a great car from the start. Bryan (Grove) and I talk about it every race, you have to be in the dash to put yourself in position to win these races. We’ve been doing that.“, Reinhardt said. “Everybody is so good, so getting two spots in the dash tonight was huge.”

“Picking up two spots on the start of the feature allowed me to be patient behind Parker (Price Miller). I was trying to wait for the right opportunity in traffic and it worked out perfectly for me. I kind of gave it back to him there late. I didn’t know how many laps were left until I saw the white, so I knew I had to get up on the wheel and get it done.“

GOING FOR THE SWEEP

Saturday night Reinhardt was back at Fremont Speedway to go after the Jim and Joanne Classic weekend sweep, and it certainly looked like he was up to the task.

Once again, he timed 2nd quickest in his group and won his heat race from the pole to put the Grove Racing No.45 into the dash. He started 5th in the dash, slipped backwards two spots, then battled back to finish 5th.

Starting inside row three for the 40-lap finale, Reinhardt moved into the 4th spot on lap four and settled in there for the next twenty laps.

With the top five running close together in heavy traffic, Reinhardt’s patience paid off. He took advantage of an opening on the low side of turn four, quickly darting into the runner up spot. Over the final fifteen circuits, he gave chase to leader Zeb Wise, nipping at his heels and pulling alongside on several occasions.

Despite a caution with two laps to go that provided a restart opportunity for Reinhardt, he was never able to wrestle the lead away from Wise and finished 2nd, missing the weekend sweep by just 0.958 seconds.

“I can’t thank my guys enough. Chris (Shuttlesworth) and all the 45 guys have been working really hard and it shows.”, Reinhardt said.

“I got under Zeb (Wise) one time, but he did what he needed to do to keep the position and it broke my momentum.“

Reinhardt did not want to see the final caution with two laps remaining.

“He (Wise) doesn’t know it, but he’s lucky that caution came out because I had my momentum back and was rolling pretty good.“, Reinhardt said with a smile.

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Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com. UP NEXT

Reinhardt and the Grove Racing No.45 team will compete with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Eldora Speedway Saturday, September 23rd, at the 4-Crown Nationals.

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SEASON STATS

49 races, 2 wins, 10 top 5’s, 27 top 10’s, 34 top 15’s

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View our online showroom at CapitolRenegade.com and join the Renegade Life! Kyle Reinhardt celebrates his victory in the Grove Racing No.45 on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch) Kyle Reinhardt [45] beats Parker Price Miller [9P] to the finish line 0.094 seconds on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch) Winner Kyle Reinhardt [C], runner-up Parker Price Miller [L] and 3rd place Tim Shaffer [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch) Runner-up Kyle Reinhardt [L], winner Zeb Wise [C] and 3rd place Kerry Madsen [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-16-2023] (photo credit: ASCoC) ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

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Tech Protest Update: Investigation Underway Following 19th Running of Northern Sprint Car Nationals
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 19, 2023) – After the conclusion of the 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday, September 16, 2023, the second-place finisher Sam Hafertepe Jr. launched a technical protest raising questions about the performance of the winner Mike Bowman's car.

In response to this protest, a substantial sum of money was pledged to conduct a comprehensive examination of the Magneto and Ignition Box in Mike Bowman's victorious sprint car. The focus of the investigation is centered on detecting any potential presence of Traction Control devices.

The Ohsweken Speedway Management and Technical Officials reviewed the protest and, in the spirit of fairness and transparency, decided to proceed with the investigation. Both the Magneto and Ignition Box from the cars of Mike Bowman and Sam Hafertepe Jr. were meticulously removed and have been sent back to the manufacturer for thorough testing.

We anticipate receiving the results of this critical examination by September 29, 2023. Following the completion of the testing process, the results will be made available to the public, ensuring that all stakeholders are informed of the outcome.

This development underscores the commitment of Ohsweken Speedway to uphold the integrity of competitive racing and to ensure a level playing field for all participants. We appreciate the patience and understanding of the racing community and fans as we work to resolve this matter.


 

Rich Weekend Finale for Sprint Invaders Friday and Saturday!

(Bill W) September 19, 2023 – The Sprint Invaders season culminates this weekend in southeast Iowa. Plenty of cash and contingencies await drivers as they tackle the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson on Friday and 34 Raceway in West Burlington for the annual “Fall Haul” on Saturday.

Friday’s event at Donnellson pays $3,000 to win and $325 to start. This marks the 52nd time in series’ history on the 3/8-mile Lee County Speedway oval. Kaley Gharst is the all-time Sprint Invaders winner there with six trips to Victory Lane. John Schulz has five wins, and Terry McCarl and Matt Sutton have four. Other multi-time winners include Randy Martin and Jeff Mitrisin (3) and Bobby Hawks, Jesse Giannetto, Russ Hall, Jerrod Hull, Paul Nienhiser and Josh Schneiderman (two each). Schneiderman won the 2022 event in Donnellson.

Gates open Friday at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7:15. Adult admission is $15, Seniors (60 and over) $13, Veterans and Students $10 and Kids 10 and under are FREE. HART Limited Modifieds and Mini-Haulers are also on the card.

The “Fall Haul” on Saturday pays $5,000 to win and $325 to start with plenty of contingencies and sponsors adding to the purse through the field! Saturday will be the 74th feature run at the 34 Raceway for the Sprint Invaders. Matt Rogerson and Jerrod Hull sit atop the all-time feature win list there with five. John Schulz, Dustin Selvage, Josh Schneiderman and Paul Nienhiser, who added a win this year there, all have four. Bobby Mincer, Kaley Gharst, Matt Sutton, Ryan Jamison and Jon Agan all have three wins, and Mike Houseman Jr., Joey Moughan, Chris Martin, Terry McCarl and Chase Randall each have two victories.

The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6:30. Adult general admission is $20, Seniors and Students $18 with Kids 10 and under FREE. Hobby Stocks will also be racing for $1,000 to win.

Ryan Bunton is seeking his first Sprint Invaders championship and enters the weekend 41 points ahead of two-time and defending series’ champion Cody Wehrle. Colton Fisher is third, ahead of Bret Tripplett and Paul Nienhiser. Tyler Lee, Luke Verardi, Chase Richards, Devin Wignall and McCain Richards round out the top ten.

For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or our Facebook page.

Roederer’s Pit Stop to Sponsor Shake-up Dash in Donnellson

Roederer’s Pit Stop will serve as the Shake-up Dash sponsor at Lee County Speedway Friday. The bar and grill is located at 1100 Chalfant Street in Burlington. The Sprint Invaders will act as Dash sponsor for 34 Raceway on Saturday.

2023 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 1 – 34 Raceway (Cold)
Sunday, May 28 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Burlington, IA)
Thursday, June 15 – Eldon Raceway (Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA)
Friday, June 23 – Davenport Speedway (Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.)
Saturday, June 24 – Spoon River Speedway (Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA)
Friday, June 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (Rain)
Sunday, July 2 – Benton County Speedway (Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA)
Wednesday, July 26 – Dubuque Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Saturday, August 19 – Peoria Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sunday, August 20 – Adams County Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Saturday, September 2 – West Liberty Raceway (Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA)
Sunday, September 3 – Benton County Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Friday, September 22 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Saturday, September 23 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

2023 Sprint Invaders Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 2069
Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 2028 (1)
Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2009
Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 1992
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 1954 (5)
Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1927
Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 1904
Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 1751
Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 1694
McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 1391
Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 1335
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 1255 (2)
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 1191
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 1166
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1094
Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 908
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 863
Randy Martin, California, MO, 780
Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 589
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 448 (1)
Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 350
Ryan Edwards, Waverly, IL, 332
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 220
Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA, 178
Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 178
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 174
Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 172

Series Sponsors

Shottenkirk Automotive is the A main sponsor. 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 are heat sponsors. Holtkamp’s Trailer Repair is the Trophy Sponsor. Reid’s Landscapes and Turf will award $50 to anyone drawing a 50 pill to begin the night. A $75 hard-charger award will be presented each night in honor of Christine Wahl Levitt. That is presented by Scott Donlan.

K-1 Race Gear Sponsors Champion and Rookie of the Year

K-1 Race Gear will award a custom fit uniform to not only this season’s Sprint Invaders Champion, but also the Rookie of the Year with the series.

From K-1 Race Gear: "K-1 Race Gear is proud to be partnered with the Sprint Invaders! More drivers trust K1 Race Gear with all of their safety product needs than any other brand on the market. Whether it is Premium custom suits, gloves or shoes, K1 Race Gear has you covered. Find out more at www.k1racegear.com and follow us along at @k1racegear on all social media platforms. K1 Race Gear. The racer's brand of safety gear and apparel."

K1 Race Gear was born in 2003 with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 Race Gear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. To meet the needs of our customers, we strive to provide quality racing equipment at K1 Race Gear - including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets, and more - to racers of all ages at a great value. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport or you have a life-long passion for racing, we have the products for you in our full line of K1 Race Gear. If you are interested in purchasing karting or racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, and driving gloves, contact K1 Race Gear today!

 

BACK EAST: Zearfoss looks forward to his return to Posse Country
2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 6646 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 18, 2023) – The annual West Coast Swing for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is always a challenge, and for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, it was no different, ultimately concluding their California visit with a weekend highlight at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, September 15. Zearfoss, a former two-time World of Outlaws winner, was 14th in the Tom Tarlton Classic, maintaining his place within midpack after starting 11th.

With the West Coast Swing officially in the books, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing can now look ahead and aim big in their return to Pennsylvania, circling Williams Grove Speedway’s annual National Open and Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown. Although their return to the Keystone State is in full view, they must first visit Ohio.

“We’re ready to get home,” 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. “The West Coast Swing is always a challenge. Not only are you far from your home base, the competition is tough, too. It’s not much different than racing with the Posse in Pennsylvania. Regardless, we have a lot ahead in our own backyard. It will be nice to compete in front of our fans, family, and partners.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two nights in “The Buckeye State.” Up first is a one-night stop at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 22. The next night brings the final Ohio stop of 2023, as Hartford’s Sharon Speedway hosts the Federated Auto Parts Showdown.

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: 1
Top-10s: 7

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. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7. Finished sixth from 11th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished eighth during first-ever appearance at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3. Finished 11th in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale on Saturday, June 17. Finished 11th and 12th in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1. Finished 11th at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished eighth in Weedsport Speedway’s Empire State Challenge on Sunday, July 30. Finished ninth in Southern Iowa Speedway’s Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 7. Finished tenth in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished ninth in Jackson Nationals preliminary main event on Friday, August 18. Finished tenth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25.


 

Dietrich rolls to a double top-five; Williams Grove and BAPS on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 18, 2023) – It was another stout weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only padding the stat book with two additional top-five scores, but doing so in impressive fashion, ultimately opening the weekend with a hard-charging performance in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15.

Dietrich, a Williams Grove Speedway track champion, finished fifth in his hard charge at The Grove, advancing four spots from ninth on the grid. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native would go on to do two better the following evening at Selinsgrove Speedway, eventually concluding the Speedway’s annual Jim Nace Memorial with a third-place performance. “Double-D” started fifth on the 44-lap grid, officially notching his 35th top-five mark of the year, simultaneously increasing his top-ten total to 46.

“A consistent weekend, for sure. We have a few things we need to work on before the Outlaws get here. Our goal is to beat them…I think that’s everyone’s goal,” Dietrich, ace of the 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 this team. It’s been a wild year, to say the least. We got a few more wins left in us. Aiming to get one when the Outlaws are in town.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of action in Pennsylvania Posse Country, this time setting aim on Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on Friday, September 22, followed by BAPS Motor Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Saturday, September 23.

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 Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS: 2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 35 Top-10s: 46 Wins: 6

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. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16.

2023 Wins: 6 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27)

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)

 

Matt Westfall powers to a USAC top ten at Circle City; Gas City and Eldora all ahead
Sep 18, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 18, 2023) – Although September is officially at the halfway mark, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are still in full stride, once again cracking the USAC top ten, but this time in the Hoosier State.

Westfall, a recent winner with the nation’s finest non-wing competitors at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas, finished sixth in his recent top ten performance, doing so at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, September 15. The ace of Ray Marshall’s “Bumblebee Express” No. 33M started seventh on the USAC grid, earning his way into the big dance with a heat race victory.

Although the team was unable to match their top-ten outcome the following night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, Westfall and Ray Marshall will roll into the coming weekend with a full head of steam, now with 17 top-ten scores on the year, two of which victories.

Westfall was a BOSS victor in Kentucky before earning the aforementioned USAC triumph in Arkansas; it was Ray Marshall’s first-ever USAC win as a car owner.

“It’s been a fun, competitive year and I’m excited to see what we can do this weekend,” Westfall, driver of the Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, said. “Hats off to everyone involved with this race team. We’re rolling right through September, but we have a lot to look forward to. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m excited to get back to Eldora.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 agenda with another USAC National Sprint Cars weekend, this time visiting Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Thursday, September 21, followed by Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 23.

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:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 7
Top-Tens: 17

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. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27. Won second feature of 2023, first with USAC, at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9. Finished sixth at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, September 15.

2023 Wins: 2 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27), (Texarkana 67 Speedway | USAC | Saturday, September 9)

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE CHANGE

(Perris, CA, September 18, 2023) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced the following changes to the 2023 schedule.

1. The PASSCAR event scheduled for September 30th has been canceled due to the fair opening five days from the date and the extensive fair setup activities that will be occurring that weekend.

2. The Trailer Figure 8 race scheduled for the fair event on October 14th has been canceled. It will be replaced with the Mini Stocks on the road course. This will be a points race for the division only. No Iron Man points will be awarded. The pit gate opens at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

3. The main event for the USAC/CRA race on November 11th will be 30 laps.

Advanced tickets for every regular (not the fair dates) race at The PAS are available until 7:00 p.m. on race day online 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.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

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, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, 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.

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

September 23rd Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

October 12 So Cal Fair - PASSCAR Street Stocks & American Factory Stocks at the Southern California Fair\

October 13 So Cal Fair – PASSCAR Super Stocks at the Southern California Fair

October 14 So Cal Fair – NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Figure 8 Racing and Mni Stocks on the Road Course at the Southern California Fair

October 15 So Cal Fair – NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION – Demo Cross and Double Deckers at the Southern California Fair

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – DEMO CROSS. FIGURE 8S, Demo Cross, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’s, MINI STOCKS, AND INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

October 28th Jerry Dodd Champions Night – PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (30 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

“Blackjack” solid in Jim Nace Memorial; The Grove and BAPS ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 18, 2023) - Scoring a top five in Pennsylvania Posse Country is never an easy feat, especially in a highly-competitive program such as Selinsgrove Speedway’s annual Jim Nace Memorial. But for “Blackjack” Brian Brown, the feat was achievable, racing on to finish fifth in the 44-lap blockbuster, advancing one position in total after starting sixth on Saturday’s $26,000-to-win A-Main grid.

For 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, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, No. 21 sprint car, the top-five outcome at Selinsgrove was a great improvement from one night prior, concluding Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Billy Kimmel Memorial 11th in the running order.

The Higginsville, Missouri, native is certainly no stranger to the high speeds of Selinsgrove Speedway, already conquering the half mile on one occasion in 2023. The Labor Day weekend triumph was Brown’s seventh victory of the season - his first in the Keystone State.

“We went back to our notes from two weeks ago, but we were just a little off. We tried to make some adjustments at the halfway break, but we didn’t take a big enough swing at it,” Brian Brown, who set quick time at Selinsgrove, said. “I feel like we were a podium car if traffic would have worked out in our favor. Regardless, we had a fast race car and I’m proud of our efforts. The plan is to visit Williams Grove and BAPS this weekend, weather pending.”

ON DECK: Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another round of action in Pennsylvania Posse Country, this time setting aim on Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on Friday, September 22, followed by BAPS Motor Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Saturday, September 23.

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 Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 23 Top-tens: 30 Wins: 7

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. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win. Finished fourth during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 27. Won second feature of the season during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, June 3; 62nd career win at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Earned back-to-back podium finishes against World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway; a win on Friday, June 9, and a runner-up finish on Saturday, June 10. Finished second in POWRi start at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, June 16. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Qualified for Huset’s Speedway’s $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals; finished 18th. In addition, finished seventh in Friday’s High Bank Nationals preliminary. Earned fourth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 8; started eighth. Finished fourth in his respective Eldora Million preliminary feature on Wednesday, July 12. Finished sixth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million A-Main on Thursday, July 13. Earned fifth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22; led every lap. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores with the All Star Circuit of Champions at I-70 Motorsport Park and Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29; finished ninth and fifth. Finished second in 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 4. Won 2023 360 Knoxville Nationals main event on Saturday, August 5; sixth victory of 2023. Finished 14th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished third in POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series start at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri, on Sunday, August 20. Finished fifth in Knoxville Raceway Season Championship program on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 3. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on Monday, September 4. Finished fifth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16.

 

 

CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston conclude West Coast Swing with hard fought rally at Placerville

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 7106 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 18, 2023) - In terms of logistics and fierce competition, the World of Outlaws’ West Coast Swing is the toughest stretch of the season, but for Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s CJB Motorsports and wheelman Spencer Bayston, their final night in the Golden State could not have concluded much better, ultimately cashing in for a top-ten performance at the highly-competitive Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16.

Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, finished seventh in his 49ER Gold Rush Classic campaign, advancing sixth positions after starting 13th on the 40-lap grid. The former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year cracked the top ten prior to halfway, nearly advancing by Rico Abreu for sixth in the closing circuits.

Unfortunately, the recent Ironman 55 preliminary champion was unable to meet top-ten expectations one night prior at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California; Bayston was scored 19th.

“We were pleased to conclude our West Coast Swing with a top ten at Placerville. Barry, Aydin, and Erik all maintained a great attitude and kept their heads up in what is a tough swing on the West Coast,” Bayston said. “The long drive back east gives you a lot of time to think and reflect. We have a lot to be proud of, but we still have a lot to keep our eyes on. There’s always room for improvement. It’s our goal to compete at the highest level every night and with so many big races still ahead on our schedule, I’m more than confident we’ll finish our year strong.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two nights in “The Buckeye State.” Up first is a one-night stop at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 22. The next night brings the final Ohio stop of 2023, as Hartford’s Sharon Speedway hosts the Federated Auto Parts Showdown.

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: 1
Top-Fives: 10
Top-Tens: 37

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. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9. Finished seventh at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16.

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

 

 

Schatz hard charges in Hanford; Eldora and Sharon ahead in the Buckeye State

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 7484 points

Date: Friday, September 15th Event: Tom Tarlton Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Kings Speedway | Hanford, California Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (22nd)

Date: Saturday, September 16th Event: 49ER Gold Rush Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, California Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 17th (16th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 18, 2023) - It’s always a battle when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series comes to the West Coast, especially to California, and for ten-time Series champion and Fargo, North Dakota, native, Donny Schatz, it was a battle, indeed.

Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH, No. 15 sprint car, highlighted his final weekend in the Golden State with a top-ten performance at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, September 15. Accomplished in dramatic fashion, Schatz earned his top-ten score from 22nd on the grid, rallying through the Tom Tarlton Classic field in a hurry before capping the event tenth in the running order. The outcome resulted in Schatz’ 36th top-ten score of the 2023 World of Outlaws season, officially earning the event’s Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions.

Unfortunately for Schatz, ignition issues plagued the Fargo native in his Saturday appearance at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. The ten-time champ pulled to a stop on lap six and was ultimately forced to the work area. Schatz returned, but was negated to a 17th-place finish.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two nights in “The Buckeye State.” Up first is a one-night stop at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 22. The next night brings the final Ohio stop of 2023, as Hartford’s Sharon Speedway hosts the Federated Auto Parts Showdown.

Donny Schatz swept action in Ohio earlier this year, winning races at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH.

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: 58 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 20 Top-10s: 36

 

 

Cole Macedo Scores Win to Open Tom Tarlton Classic in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to his home track last week, Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA, Cole Macedo picked up a win on Thursday night to open the Tom Tarlton Classic, and flirted with his First World of Outlaws score on Saturday night before finishing sixth with the Greatest Show on Dirt.

“It was great to get back to my home track, and run well in front of family and friends,” Cole Macedo said. “To win the opening night of the Tom Tarlton Classic was great for our team, and then to lead laps during the Outlaws portion of the race in front of the entire Tarlton family was something very special.”

Thursday night the curtain was raised on the Tom Tarlton Classic as the 360ci’s took center stage. Macedo meant business, as he timed the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 in seventh fastest in time trials.

Picking up the win his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver continued his stellar night as a win the Dash put him on the pole of the 25-lap feature event. Front the prime starting spot, nothing would deny Macedo from winning the opening night of a race that honors his Great Uncle for the commitment he has had to the sport over the years.

Despite a few caution flags sprinkled through the event, Macedo never wavered as he scored the popular win in his hometown.

Back in action on Friday night, Macedo was now chasing an even bigger prize with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car series invading the Kings Speedway clay.

Timing in eighth fastest in time trials, Macedo finished second in his heat race which was vital as it locked him into the ever-important Toyota Dash. Drawing the two, Macedo used the front row starting spot to propel himself to a win and put the Tarlton Motorsports entry on the pole of the Tom Tarlton Classic.

Slipping back to second in the opening stanzas, Macedo played the role of hunter well, as he powered his way into the race lead on the the sixth circuit to much of the crowd’s approval. Leading until lap 16, Macedo fell back to third before a misstep saw him slip back to seventh.

Getting back up to sixth, Macedo capped his night off with a sixth-place finish as the team made the trip north to Placerville Speedway to cap their stint with the World of Outlaws. Timing in 10th fastest in time trials, Macedo’s fifth place finish locked him into the feature event as he lined up in the 20thstarting position.

On the slick Placerville Speedway surface, Macedo was able to pick up a few spots, but mounting a charge in heavy traffic amidst two and three-wide battles was tough.

In the end, the Lemoore, CA driver capped the weekend off with a 16th place finish.

“It is hard to be disappointed with our sixth-place result in Hanford, CA wit the World of Outlaws, but it was one I wanted to win very badly,” Macedo added. “Overall, it was a very fun weekend, and I’m thankful for the Tarlton’s and the Dyson’s for all of their support.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Kelly Moore Paints, Empire Machinery, Durst, Reston Enterprises, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 52, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 20.

ON TAP: Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports are idle this weekend but return to action on the 29th and 30th for the Cotton Classic and Morrie Williams Tribute in Hanford, CA.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Comes Up Just Short of World of Outlaws A-Main at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the long awaiting return of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Joel Myers Jr tried to overcome an early hole, but came up just short of a feature event transfer as he finished fifth in the ‘B’.

“Qualifying with the World of Outlaws is so important, and we were just a little off,” Joel Myers Jr said. “With it being split field qualifying it was magnified even more, but we did a great job a fighting back and came up just short of making the feature. It is disappointing but it isn’t anything we can dwell on.”

With 38 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars checked into the Placerville Speedway pit area, Myers Jr timed 12th quickest in his qualifying flight. Finishing seventh in his heat with the track fairly narrow early in the event, Myers Jr was forced into the ‘B’ where he lined up in the seventh starting position.

Chasing after one of four transfer berths into the feature event, Myers Jr quickly jumped into fifth aboard the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46JR.

Myers Jr closed in on Tanner Carrick and Logan Schuchart who battled it out in front of him, and closed in as the laps clicked down. With a late yellow bunching the field back up, Myers Jr had one final opportunity to make a run for a ticket into the feature, but he came up just short as he finished fifth in the LCS and brought his night to an early end.

“We just put ourselves in a bad spot, and there was a ton of tough cars in the pit area,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Racing against the Outlaws does teach you a ton as a driver, so hopefully I can take these last two weeks and use them to my advantage to close our season out in CA.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 42, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 18, Top-10’s-26

ON TAP: Myers Jr returns to action October 6th and 7th in Chico, CA for the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Tough Trip to Placerville with World of Outlaws for Andy Forsberg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading into Saturday’s World of Outlaws event at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg had high hopes with what he and his team figured out during the final night at the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Unfortunately for Forsberg, a tough pill draw dictated how the rest of the night went as he ultimately retired from the ‘B’ main.

“We figured some things out and tried a different car for the Gold Cup finale, and we were all excited to take that package up to Placerville Speedway,” Andy Forsberg said. “Unfortunately, nothing went our way from the time we pulled into the pit area, and it was really a tough night.”

Drawing dead last for time trials, Forsberg ended up 13th fastest in his qualifying flight aboard the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 which put him in an early hole.

Finishing ninth in his heat race, Forsberg and team went to work to make changes prior to the semi, as the Auburn, CA driver was slated to start 14th. Needing to make a run into the Top-Four to transfer into the feature, Forsberg slipped back to 16th in the opening stanzas, and opted to call it a night on the fifth lap.

“We were just a step off all night,” Forsberg said. “We had a ton of speed at Placerville the last month, and like I said, we had high hopes heading into the night but it just wasn’t in the cards.”

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-32, Wins-4, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night as he will join the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Petaluma, 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.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Lives on With Huge Texarkana 67 Payout!

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (September 18, 2023) – The storied Short Track Nationals lives on.

And in a big way as well, with a $20,000 winner’s share up for grabs at the prestigious ASCS-sanctioned Winged 360-ci Sprint Car event that takes place at Texarkana 67 Speedway on October 5-7.

A long-time staple at the now shuttered I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires now shifts a couple of hours southwest down the interstate to the Texarkana clay oval under the management of long-time racer and past STN champion Tim Crawley.

This year’s STN kicks off with the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned Ralph Henson Memorial on Thursday, October 5, that offers up a $2,500 winner’s share. Additionally, one of the top three finishers in the Thursday feature will be eligible for a provisional in the Saturday STN finale should they not race their way in.

Friday offers up STN preliminary action that culminates with Twin 25-lap feature events with the top two locking into the Saturday STN championship feature event that offers up $20,000 to win and $1,000-to-start.

Entries for the event may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

Sunnyvale, Texas shoe Sam Hafertepe, Jr., brought the curtains down on Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway by topping last year’s Short Track Nationals finale for the second time in three years after he and Aaron Reutzel posted preliminary feature wins the previous night.

Hafertepe, Jr., joined Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., as two-time Short Track Nationals winners with other multiple-time champions including Blake Hahn and Steve Kinser (three times each) and Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright atop the charts with five wins each.

Single time STN champions include Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries submitted by Monday, October 2, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 2 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 5-7, 2023.

October 5 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 6 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap featues.

October 7 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Shuffle and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Shuffle. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $2,500, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

Starks Captures Second Straight Skagit Speedway Championship After Winning Two Features During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Sept. 18, 2023) - Trey Starks earned his second straight 410ci winged sprint car track championship at Skagit Speedway in style last Saturday when he won both the 410 and 360 division features during the season finale.

"It felt good to cap the season on a high note," he said. "It defines how we've been there this year. We've been fast for the most part and it was nice to showcase it there in the finale. It was cool to run both classes. I've always wanted to win both classes on the same night and it makes it even more special because you don't get that opportunity very often. I think the last time I ran two classes in one night was in 2017 at Port Royal."

Starks placed second in the scramble in both divisions to garner the outside front row starting spot in each main event.

"We got beat from the outside on the scramble in the 410 class," he said. "That made me feel a little more comfortable because I knew the outside was getting a good start. I had a good start and got out front and just ran smooth laps. We weren't satisfied with how the car was in the scramble so we went back to Square 1, really with something we'd more often start a night with. The car really responded well.

"We had a restart with seven laps to go and Jason (Solwold) threw a big bid for a slider going into turn one. I saw him and we drove around it. If I was any slower he could have potentially got in front of me, but we squeaked around him."

The victory was the sixth of the season in 410 competition at Skagit Speedway for Starks.

"It was nice to start in the same spot in both features, especially since the outside was getting a better start," he said. "In the 360 A Main Jason got out front on an initial start, but we had a caution before a lap was completed. On the second start I moved up higher in turn one to get a better run and we got around him out of turn two. We set the pace that I liked and picked through traffic. Traffic was a little heavier in the 360 than the 410, but we maintained a good pace and could move around."

The win was his second in a row at Skagit Speedway and third straight in 360 action. Starks, who missed multiple 360 points races at Skagit Speedway, finished fifth in the driver standings. However, his team had a car at each race he missed so the team ended third in the owners points.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (410 sprint car) - Scramble: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 16 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (360 sprint car) - Scramble: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 9 wins, 19 top fives, 20 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 26 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Mallett Makes Hockett/McMillin Memorial Main Event During Tough Week

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 18, 2023) - Jordon Mallett is taking the positive from a frustrating week in the Midwest as he prepares for the fall run of the 2023 season with the ASCS National Tour.

Mallett posted a 17th-place result during his debut at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, last Tuesday before he capped the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with an 18th-place outing on Sunday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Mallett remains third in the ASCS National Tour championship standings with a half dozen races remaining this season.

"It was a rough night at Clay County Fair Speedway," he said. "We showed up feeling pretty good and thought we'd be all right. The track wasn't very good and we were a little off in hot laps. I tried to make it better for qualifying and didn't qualify well."

Mallett was fifth quickest in his qualifying group. He advanced a position from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 15 th starting spot in the A Main.

"We heat raced a little better," he said. "I thought we'd made it better in the heat race so we kept going more for the feature. It reminded me of some places and we got into our old notebook. At the end of the feature the car was way out of balance and didn't work with the new tires. I don't know if it was just a matter of we hadn't done that old setup stuff with the new tire package, but it didn't react well at all. It really buried us and was a disappointing run there. The car was driving well, but we just didn't have any speed in the car."

Three days later, Mallett ventured to Lucas Oil Speedway for his preliminary night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. He qualified fourth quickest in his group and ended fourth in a heat race.

"We were okay on our qualifying night early on as we qualified okay," he said. "In the heat race we had a really good start and something happened to cause a caution so we had to restart again. The second one wasn't as phenomenal and the track was top dominant. I slipped to fifth by the first corner it seemed. We raced our way back to fourth, but that buried us. We were pretty good in the B Main and finished second to transfer. After the checkered I had pretty hard contact with another car that had lost brakes and ran through me. Thankfully we didn't get upside down. We got back to the pits and assessed the damage. We rolled out for the feature, but coming to the green flag the car came out of gear. The impact after the B Main had broken the shifter so that resulted in a DNF there."

The event finale was postponed from Saturday to Sunday afternoon because of wet weather. Mallett maneuvered from sixth to third place in a Last Chance Qualifier before he won a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We clawed through the LCQ and through the B Main and into the A Main," he said. "We ran where we started most of the race. I take fault on only making it to 18th. There wasn't a lot of setting the world on fire at that point. The track had been really abusive on tires all day long. I was aggressive with our feature setup because we were starting at the tail. I told the crew, 'We're going to risk it. We're already at the back so let's see if it works.' I was counting on it rubbering up and it didn't. So that left us where our car didn't have a chance to shine. I was too free and not quite good enough.

"I felt like every time we rolled on the track we were clawing all weekend. We had a shovel in our hand the whole weekend trying to dig ourselves out of the situation. We worked hard at it and with 80-plus cars there we still punched our way into the A Main on Sunday so that's a positive."

Mallett will take the next couple of weekends off before resuming ASCS National Tour action Oct. 6-7 at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., during the 36 th annual COMP CAMS Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 17 (15).

Sept. 15 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (1); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 22 (20).

Sept. 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 3 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (20).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 6-7 at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., for the 36 th annual COMP CAMS Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

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"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.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Battles Inside Top Three During Hockett/McMillin Memorial Preliminary Night Before Being Caught Up in Crash

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 18, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson put himself in contention last Friday during a preliminary night at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Johnson set quick time in his group and advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to kick off his preliminary night at the ASCS National Tour marquee event hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We were pretty good," he said. "We had a good qualifying run and we were solid in a heat race."

Johnson lined up on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"The first couple of laps I fell to fifth and then passed a couple of guys," he said. "I was running third most of the race. We got into traffic. I got close to Jake Bubak for second. I went to the top around Lap 13 going into turn three. A lapped car spun in front of me and a few other cars. I had nowhere to go and clobbered him."

The crash resulted in a damaged race car and Johnson restarting at the tail of the field. He salvaged a 15th-place result.

"It bent the frame a little bit, but I stayed out there," he said. "The handling wasn't too great after that."

With the event finale being postponed from Saturday to Sunday because of rain Johnson made the decision to head home.

"Just having to drive that far home and with work commitments it didn't work out, but we're looking forward to going back to the event in the future," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (4).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

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

Johnson would 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, Cressman Sanitation, 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.

 

 

Newlin Makes Progress Late at Grove for Mansberger Motorsports
Mechancisburg, PA – September 18, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin returned to the seat of the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m 358 sprint car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the annual Match Race, which offers an increased purse throughout the field.

The team was not only looking to claim some of the cash that was on the line, they were hoping to start a new streak of top ten finishes after losing their previous streak of five with a tough outing on September 1st.

QUICK RESULTS

Date: 9/15/23
Event: Match Race
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 28 cars, Heat 8th (8), A-Main 14th (19)

TOUGH HOLE TO DIG OUT OF

Heat race lineups for the 28 358 sprint cars on hand were set using a handicapping format, which put Newlin 8th on the grid for the first heat of the night. The top six finishers would transfer directly to the night’s main event, but the heavy, narrow track wasn’t very conducive for passing. The Millerstown, PA driver finished where he started, 8th, and moved on to the B-main for another shot.

In the 10-lap B-main, Newlin started 4th and went on the charge from the drop of the green. By lap two, he snagged the runner-up spot. On lap five, he took the lead away from Nat Tuckey. He never looked back and took the win by over four seconds.

The 25-lap Match Race A-main kicked off with Newlin in the 19th starting spot. Once again, he started his forward progress from the outset.

Six laps in, Newlin was up to 15th. On lap eleven, he moved into 14th. The progress stalled there and Newlin finished 14th.

“We weren’t horrible but the car was a little too tight. We need to figure that out.“, Newlin said.

Newlin was alluding to a setup issue that the team has been battling the last few races. Something has changed on the car since their hot streak over the summer and it has been a bit tricky to zero in on exactly what is causing the handling issues.

“We’re hoping to be back here next Friday night and give it another shot.“, Newlin concluded.

UP NEXT

Newlin will tentatively return to Williams Grove Speedway Friday, September 22nd for the final 358 sprint car race of the 2023 season.

Stay tuned to Zach Newlin Racing’s social media outlets listed below or to Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule information.

TRIVIA QUESTION

The answer to our last trivia question is Zach accumulated [D] More than 100 top ten finishes in the 305 sprint car division during the 2016-2019 seasons! Quite an impressive statistic!

Learn more about Zach Newlin at: A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

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photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography

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KMS ANNOUNCE SEASON PLANS

Excited, that is one of the biggest emotions Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke carries heading into their 2023-24 season campaign with both team drivers Dayne Kingshott and Kerry Madsen.

For the third season in a row, the Krikke Motorsport team and Kingshott, who has finished inside the top five of the Maddington Toyota Series point standings over the past two seasons, will be contesting the entire Maddington Toyota Series schedule, while the American-based Madsen is once again going to come out for short Australian tour to compete in the major events on the east coast.

“I’m really excited with our plan for this coming season with once again engaging both Dayne and Kerry as our team drivers,” said Krikke.

“We are chasing nothing short of a Maddington Toyota Series win with Dayne, who just keeps improving. The state of Western Australia is going to be super tough this season with some big races that will no doubt draw some good cars from around the country, and hopefully we can pick up a few big wins along the way.

“Having Kerry come out for the Grand Annual Classic and Australian Championship double header fortnight at Premier Speedway in Victoria keeps that dream alive as well. I think we are a lot better positioned this season than last season to make the most of these opportunities for both drivers.”

When it comes to the Krikke Motorsport team being better positioned for the season ahead, Krikke is very enthusiastic about it.

“Matty (Cochrane - crew chief) has done a fantastic job during the winter break preparing the whole team for the season ahead,” he said.

“Dayne is fitter than I’ve ever seen him, and Kerry has had a consistent season over inAmerica, so all the ingredients are there, we just need to get rolling and execute.Bring it on!”

The 2023-24 season campaign for the Krikke Motorsport team is set to get underway with Kingshott competing in the opening Maddington Toyota Series round at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of October 21.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

 

 

BOBBY SANTOS LOOKS TO ADD OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN WIN TO CAREER ACCOLADES THIS DECEMBER

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (September 15, 2023) - Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. heads for Las Vegas on December 1-2 to challenge for the $50,000-to-win Winged Sprint Car feature in Davey Hamilton, Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown. The 2020 Little 500 champion brings a wealth of experience across multiple disciplines of racing to the highest paying asphalt open-wheel race, challenging nearly 60 pre-entered drivers for the lucrative prize.

The new Winter Classic will mark Santos’ first start at the .375-mile Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will drive the No. 22A Beast Chevrolet 410 with sponsorship from DJ Racing and Classic Corvette.

“First of all I’m super excited for it,” Santos said. “I love going to new race tracks and new facilities. I was probably supposed to race there almost 20 years ago and of all places, it rained out in Vegas. So I’ve never actually raced there!”

The 100-lap feature on Saturday night December 2 will pay $50,000-to-win but also $2,500 to start and has seen entries filed from Canada and over nine different states in the U.S. It will be joined by a $10,000-to-win Midget feature and the SpeedTour Super Modifieds.

“What theyre doing for sprint car racing is huge,” Santos said. “Typically, when you go to a Winged Sprint Car event you can honestly count on one hand the guys you’re going to be racing against for the win. In this event, you’re going to have 20 guys with a legitimate argument that they could win this race.”

Santos has traveled across the country to marquee races with success at every step of the way. In 2019, he won six races across the King of the Wing and Super Sprint series, including sweeping the summer dates at the four-tenths mile Colorado National Speedway. Santos is also the 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and a veteran of 12 USAC Silver Crown triumphs on asphalt. Santos provided perspectives on the importance of the Open Wheel Showdown.

“It’s so great for pavement racing. Something pavement racing deserves. We owe a lot of thanks for what Davey’s doing. I think a lot of people should look at this race and wonder ‘why am I not going to be a part of this?’”

“Same as the racers, but from the fans standpoint: if they want to see big events, big paying events, promoters take risks, you got to get out and support it. Stuff like this doesn’t happen unless people support it. Even if you can’t be there, get on all the social medias and be a part of it and be positive. As racers, it’s everything we all want.”

Registration is moving quickly for the inaugural Open Wheel Showdown, with just 75 spaces available for the Winged Sprint Car division. Drivers can learn more at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com

Tickets are also on sale though the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office and online. Details can be found at both www.LVMS.com or the Open Wheel Showdown website.

The event will be telecast through Speed Sport on the new Speed Sport 1 channel. More broadcast details will be announced soon.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 14

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 787; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 774; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 773; 4. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 765; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., and Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., both 764; 7. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 753; 8. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 736; 9. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 735; 10. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 731; 11. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 728; 12. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., both 724; 14. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 719; 15. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 714; 16. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 711; 17. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., and Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., each 710; 20. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 708.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Jesse Burks, Chowchilla, Calif., 141; 2. Davey Pombo Jr., Kerman, Calif., 140; 3. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 136; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 134; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 103; 6. Bryan Murphy, Clovis, Calif., 96; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 77; 8. Jerome Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., and Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., each 70.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 725; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 705; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 584; 4. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind, 527; 5. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 491; 6. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 488; 7. Kayla Martin, Brownsburg, Ind., 464; 8. Keith Langley, Bloomington, Ind., 435; 9. Terry Arthur, Bloomington, Ind., 423; 10. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 419.

Iowa – 1. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 482; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 422; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 362; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 355; 5. Tadd Holliman, Murray, Neb., 348; 6. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, and Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, both 297; 8. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 285; 9. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 266; 10. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 247.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 297; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 293; 3. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 253; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 250; 5. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., 230; 6. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 217; 7. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 199; 8. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 182; 9. Tyler Knight, Wright, Kan., 180; 10. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 165.

Minnesota – 1. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 807; 2. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 712; 3. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 668; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 626; 5. Michael "Mike" Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 599; 6. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 554; 7. Zach Glaser, Mankato, Minn., 552; 8. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 517; 9. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 465; 10. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 392.

Missouri – 1. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 253; 2. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 251; 3. Natalie Doney, Odessa, Mo., 242; 4. J.R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., 234; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 220; 6. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., and Ken Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., both 203; 8. Chris Couch, Cosby, Mo., 192; 9. Monty Cook, De Kalb, Mo., 146; 10. Gary Gray, Birmingham, Mo., 121

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 715; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 696; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 659; 4. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 602; 5. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 580; 6. Ryan Kitchen, Seward, Neb., 558; 7. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 537; 8. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 474; 9. Cole Wayman, Lincoln, Neb., 470; 10. Jake Galusha, Bennet, Neb., and Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., both 457.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 336; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 325; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 310; 4. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 290; 5. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 285; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 281; 7. Cory Cornell, Warminster, Pa., 235; 8. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 233; 9. Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., 227; 10. Kenny Laureno, Ivyland, Pa., 224.

North Carolina – 1. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 148; 2. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 146; 4. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 136; 5. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 131; 6. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 121; 7. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 105; 8. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 102; 9. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 101; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 98.

North Dakota – 1. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 553; 2. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 532; 3. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 482; 4. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 468; 5. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 462; 6. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 454; 7. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 382; 8. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 372; 9. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 357; 10. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 274.

Ohio – 1. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 359; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 311; 3. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 292; 4. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 282; 5. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 267; 6. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 252; 7. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 249; 8. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 210; 9. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 192; 10. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 184.

Oklahoma – 1. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 301; 2. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 254; 3. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 246; 4. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 242; 5. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 228; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., and Cooper Sullivan, Lawton, Okla., both 213; 8. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 211; 9. Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., 201; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 185.

Pennsylvania – 1. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 907; 2. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 794; 3. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 792; 4. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 745; 5. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 744; 6. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 715; 7. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., 687; 8. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 668; 9. Drew Young, Beaver Springs, Pa., 613; 10. Seth Schnoke, Pine Grove, Pa., 607.

South Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 145; 2. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 139; 3. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 135; 4. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 134; 5. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 127; 6. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 111; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 99; 8. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 98; 9. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 95; 10. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 78.

South Dakota – 1. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 890; 2. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 753; 3. Corbin Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 690; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 688; 5. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 666; 6. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 654; 7. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 598; 8. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 572; 9. Nicholas Winter, Brookings, S.D., 563; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 532.

Texas – 1. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 711; 2. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 571; 3. Brekton Crouch, Lubbock, Texas, 473; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 461; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 440; 6. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 420; 7. Jeb Sessums, Cleburne, Texas, 402; 8. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 401; 9. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 371; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 366.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 243; 2. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., and Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., both 219; 4. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 217; 5. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 202; 6. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 199; 7. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 187; 8. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 160; 9. John Smith, Brightwood, Va., 157; 10. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 151.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Friday, September 15, 2023)—Wilmot Raceway officials have made changes in the event time schedule for the Saturday, September 16 Fall Spectacular.

Due to possible rain moving into the area in the evening, the grqndstands will open at 3:30 p.m. with on track activity getting underway at 3:45 p.m. and racing slated to start at 5:00 p.m.

Pit gates will open at 12:30 p.m. with drivers meeting at 3:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission for everyone ages 12 and over is $20.00, with ages 11 and under admitted to the grandstand free.

Pit passes are $30.00 with IRA card holders discounted to $25.00.

The planned candy drop will be held at some point during the evening along with the Bandit drivers autograph session.

The Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars Season Championship highlights the final evening of Wilmot’s 2023 season. Open competition wingless sprints, Winged 604 Engine Sprints and Modifieds are on the card as well in non-point racing.

For updates check the track website wilmotraceway.com, official Raceway Facebook page or trackside raceline 262-862-2090.

(Submitted by Michael H. Babicz)

 

 

NORTHERN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS NOW $20,000-TO-WIN ON SEPTEMBER 16!

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 15, 2023) – The 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals will take the green flag on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, and the event just got even more lucrative thanks to Riverside Bait and Tackle!

The winner of the 35 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main was originally scheduled to receive $10,000 CAD, however local business Riverside Bait and Tackle has thrown some extra cash on the table. The race will now pay $20,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start thanks to Nitro 54 Variety, Arrow Express, and Riverside Bait and Tackle.

Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information on the 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, and the Action Sprint Tour Pinty’s National Series. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Ryan Turner earned guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s 360 Sprint Car A-Main with victories in the NSCN Twin 15’s on Friday, while approximately 50 of their competitors are still looking to punch their ticket into the finale.

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BRODY ROA GETS 6TH IN TEXAS AND 14TH IN ARKANSAS – TOMMY DUNKEL HEADS BACK TO VENTURA ON SATURDAY

(Cypress, CA, September 13, 2023) USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point leader Brody Roa ventured east last week for his first 2023 races in the USAC National Sprint Car Series at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and the Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas. On Thursday at Devil’s Bowl, he came from 14th to finish sixth in the 30-lap main event. Forty-eight hours later on Saturday at Texarkana, he came home 14th. Sandwiched in between on Friday night, rain was the big winner at the Arkansas track.

The stop at Devil’s Bowl exposed Roa to one of the most famous dirt tracks in the world. The track, which hosted the first-ever World of Outlaws race on March 18, 1978, is on the bucket list of most drivers. But it kind of caught Roa by surprise on his first visit.

“That place is really sketchy,” Roa laughed when asked his impressions of Devil’s Bowl. “To start the night it was really hairy because they had so much moisture in it. It was really sticky. Getting into three in qualifying, I got the left rear up off the ground. It is really fast. It is comparable to Calistoga's speed I would say, but with a little bit bigger corners. You really carry a lot of speed there. It was a lot of fun. I think the feature was a ton of fun once it slicked off. It was really wide and it was right up to the lip. If you got over it, you were over the banking.”

Sketchy or not, the Garden Grove, California veteran driver performed well all night long at Devil’s Bowl. He qualified 11th fastest in the field of 31 cars with a time of 16.468. His first race on the well-known half mile was the second heat of the night. He finished that eight-lapper in second. That earned him a ticket straight into the A main without contesting the semi.

For the main, Roa was starting outside row seven in 14th, From there, he put on a show for not only the fans at the track but also for thousands worldwide watching the live stream on Flo Racing. While most of the field rolled the bottom, Roa daringly tamed the top riding the very edge of the track. One by one, he picked off the competition. He was about to challenge for second when the yellow flag waved slowing the action. Unfortunately, some of the others saw how Roa got to third using the outside and changed their strategies accordingly. Thus, Roa slipped back to sixth at the finish.

“I think we were just a little free,” Roa explained on going from second to sixth. “After we rolled past everybody on the top, everybody was trying to roll the bottom, and we just smoked around the outside of them. I think once we got there everybody just moved up. They may have been a little snugger than we were so we were kind of hanging off the corner the last eight laps or so. We just did not have the drive to keep the forward momentum that we did have at the start of the race.”

“We were really happy with it,” the California veteran racer continued about his Devil’s Bowl debut. “We were up to Ballou (Robert Ballou) for second at one point. There for a couple of laps, I thought we had a shot to win it.”

After Devil’s Bowl, the Inland Rigging team aimed the hauler east for the 181-mile drive to Texarkana 67 Speedway. Unfortunately, Roa and the other competitors finished second to Mother Nature when persistent rain forced the cancelation of the Friday night race.

Mercifully, the rain subsided and the facility dried out enough so Saturday’s race could move forward. Like Thursday in the “Lone Star” state, 31 cars showed up. Roa went five spots better in qualifying when he sped to the sixth-fastest lap with a time of 14.744. A third-place finish in his heat race put “The Pride of Garden Grove” straight into the main event for the second consecutive night.

When the main event pushed off, Roa found himself on the outside of the front row. He ran the top of the mile oval in the first two laps and slipped to fourth. On the third circuit, he found some room and steered the #17R to the bottom. He was fourth at that time and stayed there for a handful of laps. That was as high as he would run all race long. In the end, the affable driver crossed the line in 14th position.

“That one kind of threw me for a loop,” Roa chuckled when asked about Texarkana 67. “Looking at the track when we got there, it had a lot of moisture in it and the dirt seemed like it was going to have a lot of tack to it. It really didn’t. Once you got out there it kind of blew off and dusted up. Really was not what I thought it was. We were kind of free all night. After coming home and watching the video, I needed to change my line. I was not driving the track right. We had some good speed throughout the night but in the feature, I just made some bad calls (set-up-wise). After the heat race, I thought we were a little too tight to drive through the holes. It was a little rough getting in on both ends. I kind of thought we were going to blast around the top and through those holes. I really did not plan on it going to the bottom like it did and putting around. I really do not like doing that and was not set up to do that.”

While they wished things had turned out differently at Texarkana, Roa and car owner Dunkel were pleased with their trip to compete in the best traditional sprint car series in the world.

“We were really happy with the weekend,” Roa said. “The final result before we loaded it into the trailer the last time was not exactly what we wanted, but I think people knew we were there on this one. It was really nice to have good speed right out of the box with those guys.”

While Roa is off this weekend, Dunkel returns to action when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars visit Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Two weeks ago, the Murrieta, California resident placed second in the VRA main event. That was his second runner-up finish in a row at the track that is located at the beach in Ventura. He also won a VRA main at the track on April 8th. Despite the fact that Saturday will only be Dunkel’s third appearance in the USAC West Coast Series this year, he is 21st in series points and is only 18 markers out of 18th.

If you want to see Dunkel in person on Saturday, make a trip of it and enjoy a day at the beach before walking a couple hundred feet to the track. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with racing at 5:30. Adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors 60 and over, military with ID, and students with ID get in for $18.00. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when they are accompanied by an adult. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

After the Ventura race, both Dunkel and Roa will be in action in the Glenn Howard Classic USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway on September 23rd.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online brodyroa.com.

As always, Brody 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, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, 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 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

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 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Cocopah 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 Prelim. Night 12th C Main

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

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Eagle Chevrolet and Chevy Performance to Sponsor the Auction Activities at the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction.

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major announcement, Eagle Chevrolet and Chevy Performance have come aboard as the title sponsors of all auction activities for the Northeast Racing Products (NRP) Trade Show and Auction held on Nov. 17 and 18.

This announcement also comes with several featured items that will be auctioned off. A CT525 motor with Jones Cog Belt System will go to auction with no reserve! Two complete, race-ready Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engines will go to auction, as well as a Chevy 604.

"This announcement is such a big addition to the show. We always had several feature cars to go up for bid, but thanks to Eagle and Chevrolet, race teams will have a chance to take home one of the engines at a great price," said show promoter Jeremie Corcoran. "We have all been trying to keep building the show each year. We got through COVID, moved to the new Expo Center, our Canadian friends are back, and now this great support from Eagle and Chevrolet."

Eagle Chevrolet from Riverhead, NY, is the Northeast’s largest Chevrolet Perfromance dealership. Established in 2002, the dealership has devoted themselves to helping and serving their customers in the Riverhead, NY area for 21 years.

Their success has to do with dedicated focus and commitment to facilitating an amazing customer purchasing and ownership experience. Whether that experience is on the phone, on chat, in person with sales, or on their websites, they are committed to offering you positive, memorable experiences. For more information, please log on to https://www.eaglechevy.com

The annual show will kick off on Friday, November 17th, at the new, ultra-modern Exposition Center located on the New York State Fairgrounds. Show hours will be 10AM-8PM on Friday, with doors opened 9AM-6PM on Saturday.

For more information, please log on to https://northeastracingproducts.com or visit the Facebook page. You can also contact Jeremie directly at (315) 374-2839.

 

 

Tony Jackson Excels in Racing Season While Embarking on a New Career Journey
By jsnyder0306 on Sep 14, 2023 06:24 pm

Carlisle, PA – September 14, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Tony Jackson and Hess Motorsports continues to impress within the Super Sportsman division in 2023 as they’ve picked up six victories over the past few months, highlighted by his first career Sportsman 100 victory at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.

The win capped off an eventful few months for the Carlisle, Pa native that saw him score three wins in winged competition (two at BAPS and one at Path Valley Speedway) and three in wingless action (Path Valley, Bedford Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway).

“We’ve had a really good run these past few months and my confidence is at an all-time high,” said Jackson. “Every time we hit the track, I feel confident we’ll be in contention, and it just speaks to how good of a team Scott Hess gives me.”

Specific to the Sportsman 100 triumph, Jackson and his father became the first father and son duo to claim victory in the 49th running of the historic event.

“It’s pretty special to add my name to the list of guys who have won that race, and for me and my dad to make history is something I’ll never forget.” he said. “As long as I can remember this race has meant a lot to me and my family and it was just really cool.”

With Jackson set to move up to the 410 Sprint Car ranks in 2024, the win was even more special as he knew it would likely be his final go at taking the crown.

“We may run it again in the future, but for all intent I knew it was kind of our last shot at getting a Sportsman 100 win,” said Jackson. “I kind of went into the race with the mentality that it was do or die and I was all in on coming home a winner.”

With his racing career reaching new heights, he is simultaneously gearing up for a fresh adventure in the motorsports industry. Over the next few months, Jackson will be taking part in several test and tune sessions at BAPS, with the goal of debuting behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car at the track for the $20,000 to win Les Stewart Final Showdown on November 11th.

“It’s been a fun year, but honestly I’m just ready to start focusing on 2024 and the 410 Sprint Car,” said Jackson. “We’re going to give it our all and this is the next logical step in that process.”

“I’ve had a lot of success at BAPS over the years and I’m really looking forward to practicing and getting comfortable there,” he added. “The offseason is a short one, but it can also be a long one. I don’t want to sit all offseason waiting for 2024 to get here and not be my best to start the year off. So, we’re going to kind of shake things down and we’ll see where we stack up come November against some good competition.”

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Tony Jackson was victorious at the 49th Annual Sportsman 100 at BAPS Motor Speedway on 9-2-23 (photo credit: Tim Basehore/WRT Speedwerx)
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BERGGREN, SQUIER, JOY, ARUTE III TO BE HONORED AT ANNUAL LEGENDS DAY EVENT

LOUDON, NH: Legends Day, the museum’s most important annual event will take place on Sunday November 12th at the New England Racing Museum (922 Rt. 106, Loudon, NH). Headlining will be four national motor racing broadcasters with New England roots. The event will include an honoree panel discussion, permanent banner unveiling and a buffet lunch. New for this year will be a VIP ticket in which you can meet the honorees in a small group setting for a photo opportunity, join a private museum tour led by Dick Berggren and premier seating for the lunch and discussion. The event is supported by Fox Sports and is a fundraiser for the nonprofit museum.

Dick Berggren was a fixture on NASCAR television broadcasts from 1981 to 2012 as a pit road reporter and color analyst. Beyond his broadcasting career he served as editor for Stock Car Racing magazine for 23 years. He founded and edited Open Wheel magazine, founded Speedway Illustrated magazine and the New England Racing Museum.

Jack Arute III or also known as “Jackie”, began his broadcasting career in 1972 with the Motor Racing Network. Arute worked as a pit reporter from 1984 to 2009 covering NASCAR and Indycar races. He also served as president of the family-owned and nationally known Stafford Motor Speedway in his home state of Connecticut.

Vermont native Ken Squier was one of NASCAR’s original television broadcasters starting in 1970. He called some of the most historic stock car races in history including the legendary 1979 Daytona 500, the first flag to flag coverage of the “Great American Race”, a moniker he coined. Squier was an on air talent for NASCAR broadcasts until 2000. Locally he is the founder of one of New England’s most successful short tracks, Thunder Road Speedbowl which opened in 1960. Dave Moody will sit in for Squier during the celebration.

Mike Joy began announcing auto races at Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, MA in 1970. His career as an announcer and broadcaster spans over 50 years. He spent fourteen years with the Motor Racing Network and anchored the first live NASCAR Cup Series telecast on ESPN in 1981 and continues to be lead broadcaster for Fox Sports NASCAR coverage. Joy is a broadcaster, promoter, business executive and sports car racer. Rhode Island native and sportscaster Allen Bestwick will serve as the event emcee.

VIP ticket holders will have early private access to the museum starting at 10am with a private tour starting at 10:30am. They will also have a chance to meet the honorees and emcee Allen Bestwick in a small group setting with photo opportunity. VIP ticket holders will have tabled seating in the front row. All other ticket holders may enter at 11am to view the museums 30+ race cars, motorcycles and artifacts. Buffett lunch and social hour is scheduled for 12:00pm until 1:00pm. Honoree discussion to start at 1:00pm and the event will conclude with a dramatic banner unveiling ceremony.

Only 150 tickets available! The event is likely to sell out so order soon. Price per ticket is $65 for museum members and $80 for non-members. VIP tickets are $120 each. You may purchase your tickets by calling 603-783-0183 or by visiting nemsmuseum.com. You may also send your payment to the New England Racing Museum, PO Box 7011, Loudon, NH 03307.

About the New England Racing Museum

The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a NH 501 (c) 3 educational nonprofit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and educate the public on the history of motor racing in New England. 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 nemsmuseum.com to learn more.

 

 

Tickets For the 2024 Atlantic City Indoor Auto Race On Sale Now

Atlantic City, NJ - Tickets for the 22nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Atlantic City Indoor Race at Jim Whelen Boardwalk Hall, January 26th and 27th, are on sale now!

Tickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Select seats are also available through the Indoor Series office by calling 609-888-3618.

The headline TQ Midgets, will compete in two complete shows, with main events both nights.

On Saturday night, the TQ Midgets will compete in the traditional Gambler’s Classic.

On Friday night, the inaugural running of the BlackJack 21 for the TQ Midgets will be held. The night will be closed out with a 21 lap, 21 car race paying $2,100 to the winner. To qualify for that event, racers will compete in a unique format, that maximizes track time for all competitors while increasing fan interaction.

When the races are over, the party heads to the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. New this year, the Tropicana with over 20 restaurants and bars, will serve as the host hotel for the Indoor Auto Racing Series. Discounted rates for the Tropicana, Caesar’s, Bally’s and the Claridge are available online at indoorautoracing.com.

As in the past, the Slingshots and Champ Karts will continue to be a part of all the BELFOR Property Restoration Concrete Series events. Also, returning to Atlantic City for a second year will be the wingless “Dirt” 600cc Micro Sprints. These three divisions will again qualify on Friday and compete in a feature only on Saturday night.

The concrete series will kick off in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center with the Ironton Global sponsored event on January 5 & 6, featuring the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts & Slingshots competing in main events both nights.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities contact series organizer, Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or emailing him at indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts Top Fives in California and Top 10s in Washington During World of Outlaws West Coast Swing

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi has produced a pair of successful weekends with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during its annual West Coast Swing.

Scelzi earned three top 10s in four races in Washington State before capturing back-to-back top fives last weekend in his home state of California.

Labor Day Weekend featured four races in a five-day span in The Evergreen State. Scelzi kicked off the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger by advancing from 14 th to ninth on Aug. 31. The following night he maneuvered from 12 th to seventh before ending the event with a 16th-place finish during the finale on Sept. 2.

"The goal was to be in the top 10 every night," he said. "The first night the track was really rough and hooked up. We moved forward and I could run pretty much anywhere on the track. We were running seventh and I was trying for a top five. We hit a hole wrong and fell back. Thursday night was our best night. It was really slick and wide and we got going on the bottom early. We drove up to seventh and I was really happy with that. The last night we were passing for a dash spot in a heat race and got run through the infield. That took us from possibly being in the dash to finishing fourth in our heat. We had to start 15 th in the feature and it was really hard to pass. We were ripping around the top and it was the same speed as the bottom."

Scelzi headed to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Sept. 4. He capped the night with a 10th-place result.

"In the main event we ran between seventh and 10 th the entire race," he said. "We'd get going and get by some guys and then fade and get passed. We had a really good restart to get to seventh with about 10 laps to go. Then we had a restart at the end and I tried to make a hero move to get to sixth and wasn't able to clear the slider. When I slid up to the cushion I didn't get off the corner well and got passed by a few cars."

The team headed to Silver Dollar Speedway last Friday for preliminary action of the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Scelzi timed in 12 th quickest and advanced a spot in a heat race to finish third, giving him the 10 th starting position in the A Main.

"We didn't have the speed we needed in qualifying," he said. "When you're not up to full potential the Outlaws expose that. Going 12 th quickest wasn't anything to be too upset with, but I felt we should have been better. I fell back to fifth on the start of the heat race and had to race my way to third. In the feature the track was slick and wide. We were really, really good. I was able to run the top and the bottom. We were really solid and had good speed. At the very end we were pretty much on the bumper on the leader and second. If things go a little different maybe we win. I just wish we could have started a little further forward to have put ourselves in a better position to compete for the win."

The third-place outing ranked Scelzi as the top driver not locked into Saturday's program, but that changed as he won a heat race to advance into the dash.

"We did what we needed to do in the prelim night," he said. "We had great speed on Saturday and won the heat race to make the dash. The curb was really treacherous in the dash. We made a pass for fifth through turns one and two and then a yellow flag came out. We restarted sixth and didn't get a great restart and fell to seventh. In the main event they reworked the track too much and it was one lane around the bottom. We had to be patient and wait for guys in front to move up. Once we got to fifth the top started to come into play and I was able to get back by Brad (Sweet). The last five or six laps me and Buddy (Kofoid) were racing pretty hard and (Justin) Sanders was right in front of us, but I wasn't able to put Buddy away and we finished fourth.

"We weren't stellar in Washington. In Chico we were really strong. It's unfortunate we couldn't maximize our speed. We were better than third on Friday and fourth on Saturday, but when you race with the best in the world you have to maximize your performance. It was my best Gold Cup finish and the best month of September I've had in many years so there's a lot to be happy with."

The World of Outlaws West Coast Swing concludes with races this Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Tom Tarlton Classic and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic.

"We're going to two places I have a lot of laps at," he said. "I'm excited to get to Hanford and I'm really hoping we can continue the speed we've been having. Fingers crossed we can battle for at least a couple more top 10s."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 9 (14).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 16 (15).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 10 (7).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (10).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 11 wins, 29 top fives, 35 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Tom Tarlton Classic and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

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.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Hosts Late Model Nationals Auction Saturday at 11:30 a.m.!

Knoxville, IA, September 14, 2023 – The annual auction in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Presented by Your Life Iowa will take place on Saturday, September 16 on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, at 11:30 a.m.

Join the fun and help raise thousands of dollars for two great non-profit museums, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky, and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, while adding to your own collection of racing memorabilia or getting head start on your Christmas shopping!

Items include door panels, die-casts, lighted and neon signs and much more memorabilia. The auction includes signed items from Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Richard Petty and more!

Spend your week with us in the air-conditioned museum, open daily from 8 a.m. until the checkered flag falls! We think you’ll enjoy your experience with us!

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

 

 

Donny Schatz moves seven spots in Gold Cup finale; California continues with Hanford and Placerville

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 7238 points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 8th - 9th Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway | Chico, California Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday | Preliminary: 9th (9th) Saturday | Finale: 13th (20th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 13, 2023) - Although unable to repeat Gold Cup Race of Champions championship success, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together an impressive effort, not only recording a top ten during his Friday night preliminary outing, but eventually capping the prestigious West Coast program with a seven-spot rally on Saturday night.

Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, rolled home 13th in Saturday’s 25,000-to-win finale, commencing his forward progress from the outside of row ten; he was fourth in his heat race to qualify.

As noted, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion kicked-off his slate at Silver Dollar Speedway with a top-ten performance, finishing ninth after starting in the exact same position. Schatz was third in his respective heat race to qualify for the preliminary main event.

Only two events remain on the 2023 West Coast Swing for the Greatest Show On Dirt, taking the nation’s best open wheelers to Kings Speedway and Placerville Speedway in respective fashion.

ON DECK: As hinted, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two more nights in California. First up is Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, for the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 15. The next night takes the tour to Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, for the 49er Gold Rush Classic.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels and GEARWRENCH.

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: 56 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 20 Top-10s: 36

 

 

Starks Scores Seventh Victory of Season With 360 Sprint Car Win at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Sept. 13, 2023) - Trey Starks produced his seventh win of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

"It was a nice, steady, smooth night," he said. "We haven't run as much in the 360 this year and we hadn't had a 360 win there yet until Saturday. It was nice to capitalize on our speed."

Starks set quick time during qualifying before advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. He gained two more spots in the dash to finish third, earning the third starting spot in the main event.

"We went out in the middle of the pack in qualifying and went quick time," he said. "We got to second in the heat race and kind of challenged for the lead, but it didn't do us any good to push the issue. We drew the No. 5 in the dash and got to third. We used the dash as a test to see what we needed to do for the feature.

"The track was pretty wide and had a lot of room to race. I got to second on Lap 2. We had two or three cautions from early until I'd say Lap 19. I think we raced nearly side by side with the leader until Lap 18 when we took the lead. We worked through traffic. It was exciting and nice to race side by side with a guy and not worry about getting crashed."

Starks will compete in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions this Saturday at Skagit Speedway. He enters the event leading the 410 track standings and he ranks fifth in the driver standings in the 360 division despite missing multiple races.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 7 wins, 17 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Hagar Establishes 2023 Campaign as Career-Best Season With 17 th Victory

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2023) - Derek Hagar has officially produced a career-best season thanks to his 17 th feature triumph last Saturday.

Hagar ran double duty at Riverside International Speedway, where the highlight came in the 360ci winged sprint car division as he drove to a new personal record for number of wins in a single season.

"Right now we're just treating it as a number," he said. "It's our best season, but my goal is to get to 20 wins or more. That's probably asking a lot with only a few races remaining. But with our consistently I don't see why we can't do it."

Hagar finished second in his heat race in both divisions last Saturday to garner the third starting spot in each A Main.

"The race track was really greasy all night so it was top dominant until the end of the 360 feature," he said. "In the 305 feature we started third in the grease so I settled into fourth for the first half of the race. I drove around (Eddie) Gallagher on the outside and then I got to second with two laps to go. The leader was gone. In the two laps I did get to run in second I closed, but it was too late and we settled for second.

"By the time the 360s went out there the track had moved down a little bit and I was able to get a good start to run third on the get-go. I ran behind (Ayden) Gatewood for two or three laps. I got underneath him in turns three and four. I started charging the corner really hard. I was able to get the lead right before the halfway point. The car was phenomenal. I could run the top in turns one and two and the middle in turns three and four about wide open and we were able to hang on for the win."

It marked his sixth victory of the season at the track.

The famed Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is up next for Hagar, who ventures to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the ASCS National Tour event. His preliminary night is Thursday with the finale set for Saturday.

"We're having the best season we've ever had," he said. "We were able to build some momentum last weekend to carry into this weekend. We're prepared and ready to go. Hopefully the pill draw and qualifying works out in our favor and we can set ourselves up for Saturday with a strong night on Thursday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

Sept. 9 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 17 wins, 20 top fives, 20 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B & D Towing and Recovery

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Records Two Top 10s During Debut at Shelby County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARLAN, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson pocketed a pair of top 10s last weekend during the Cyclone Classic.

Johnson climbed behind the wheel of the TKS Motorsports No. 2ks on Friday and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway, where he made his debut.

"At a track I'd never been to and there's not much like it around here, the experience was really good," he said. "I learned a lot and we were able to roll the car into the trailer with a couple of top 10s. Thanks to the Renfro Family for the opportunity."

The action began on Friday when Johnson qualified fifth quickest. He placed second in a heat race and lined up on the outside of the second row in the A Main.

"I feel like it went okay," he said. "The first night we should have had a top five. It was just a weird deal. I couldn't get a good restart and with 10 laps to go a few cars got by me and I about got taken out. We held on for ninth."

Johnson timed in 11 th quickest and finished fourth in a heat race on Saturday. He capped the event by advancing from 11 th to ninth in the main event.

"I didn't qualify very well," he said. "I should have ripped the cushion both laps, but I went to the bottom the second lap. There wasn't much passing in the heat race. In the feature the lane choice was around the top and it was a little tough to pass. Other than that it was good to get experience in something other than my own car and come away with two top 10s."

Johnson plans to wrap up the 2023 season this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the ASCS National Tour.

"I'm excited about it," he said. "We went down there last year and I feel we have some good notes to go off of. Last year we had no idea what to expect. Now that we've been there we have a decent notebook and hopefully we will be competitive from the start."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (4).

Sept. 9 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cressman Sanitation

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"Johnn has come on board to help us out tremendously," Johnson said. "It's pretty cool to see his business take off in recent years and he's giving back to racing. I feel blessed to have his support."

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, Cressman Sanitation, 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.

 

 

Amantea Making 410 Winged Sprint Car Debut This Weekend at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - Mt. POCONO, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2023) - Joey Amantea is planning to make his 410ci winged sprint car debut this weekend during a pair of races in Central Pennsylvania.

The team is heading to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday before venturing to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove on Saturday for the Jim Nace Memorial National Open.

"The expectation is to go out and have a good time," he said. "We want to make some solid laps and have fun. We have seven or eight winged races planned the rest of this season."

Amantea has a handful of 360ci winged sprint car starts, but none since November 2021. His best result was a 10th-place outing.

It has been a fruitful season in a non-wing sprint car as Amantea ranks third in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings despite missing multiple races. He also recently produced a career-best ninth-place run with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars.

"I'm ready to branch out," he said. "A lot of the wingless guys do both. Based around the USAC National schedule there's so many breaks you could go winged racing. If I really want to make this a career I really need to do both and do both well. We're taking the first deep dive into it this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 0 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Eager for Big West Coast Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2023) - One final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend on the West Coast awaits Big Game Motorsports and driver David Gravel.

Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., hosts the Tom Tarlton Classic this Friday followed by the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Saturday.

"Hanford has always been a good track for me so I'm excited to go there and give it a shot," Gravel said. "It's the track in California that has the most space I feel like. And we haven't been to Placerville in a while. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Gravel was victorious at Kings Speedway in 2019 and at Placerville Speedway in 2017.

The team is coming off a frustrating finish at Silver Dollar Speedway last weekend during the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Gravel kicked off his preliminary night last Friday by qualifying fourth quickest. He then hustled from sixth to second place in a heat race before ending the night eighth in the A Main.

"I felt like we had great speed early in the night in hot laps, qualifying and the heat race," Gravel said. "We had a good package for that. The first night I felt like the track got really slick when we didn't expect it and we didn't tighten up the car enough. Early on in the feature I was really free. I got the wing back and it made the car better. We probably could have ran fifth or sixth, but we got a hole in our right rear tire late in the race and lost a couple of spots at the end."

A second-place finish in a heat race on Saturday locked Gravel into the 10 th starting spot for the main event that evening.

"I felt okay," he said. "Starting 10 th wasn't bad and I didn't think we'd be in bad shape. They tilled all around the bottom and the outside was not the place to be. We got to the bottom and we were really tight. I wasn't able to hold the car down. I lost about five positions early. There was a restart and I was on the outside again. I blew through the cushion and off the track. I fell back to about 20th. From there as we burned the fuel off I felt better and we gained some positions. There was another incident we had to avoid and we lost some spots. From there the track was bottom dominant. That's dirt racing. It didn't work out in our favor that night."

Gravel was credited with a 16th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 8 (6).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (10).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 10 wins, 42 top fives, 54 top 10s, 61 top 15s, 61 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Tom Tarlton Classic and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the World of Outlaws 49er Gold Rush Classic 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 oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

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Huset's Speedway Showcases 38 Different Winners During 48 Main Events

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 13, 2023) - Three champions and more than three dozen feature winners topped a strong season at Huset's Speedway this year.

Brooke Tatnell (Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars), Zach Olivier (Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks) and Lee Goos Jr. (Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series) produced championship seasons at the high-banked dirt oval.

Remarkably, 38 different drivers earned at least one feature triumph during the 48 total A Mains at the track this season.

Chase Randall (Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars) and J.J. Zebell (Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks) led the way with four victories a piece.

Justin Henderson (Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars), Olivier (Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks), Christopher Thram (Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars and Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars) and Justin Zeitner (Tri-State Late Models and Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series) were the only other multiple-race winners with two each.

Besides Randall, Henderson and Thram, the other Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars winners were: Rico Abreu, Ayrton Gennetten, Riley Goodno, David Gravel, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Garet Williamson and Dusty Zomer.

Gravel's win came during the finale of the 2 nd annual BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS, which paid a record $250,000 to win.

Tim Dann, Brandon Ferguson, Tracy Halouska, John Hoing, Ron Howe and Cory Yeigh joined Zebell and Olivier as Nordstrom Automotive Late Model Street Stock victors.

The only weekly division without a repeat winner was the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series as Dillon Bickett, Brandon Bosma, Dan Carsrud, Dalton Domagala, Jack Dover, Goos Jr., John Lambertz, Tyler Rabenberg, Jay Russell and Blaine Stegenga were victorious.

Ricky Thornton Jr. and Brandon Sheppard recorded wins with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Sheppard pocketing $53,000 for winning the 13 th annual Silver Dollar Nationals presented by MyRacePass.

Kyle Berck (Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series), Cole Searing (Tri-State Late Models), Tatnell (Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars) and Elijah Zevenbergen (IMCA Stock Cars) also picked up triumphs.

Stay tuned to the Huset's Speedway social media channels throughout the offseason for the latest news, including the release of the 2024 racing schedule.

2023 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Chase Randall - 4(May 21, June 4, July 30 and Sept. 2); Justin Henderson - 2 (Aug. 27 and Sept. 3); Rico Abreu - 1 (Aug. 15); Ayrton Gennetten - 1 (June 18); Riley Goodno - 1(June 11); David Gravel - 1 (June 24); Kasey Kahne - 1(May 28); Kyle Larson - 1 (June 21); James McFadden - 1 (June 22); Logan Schuchart - 1 (June 23); Christopher Thram - 1 (July 9); Garet Williamson - 1 (May 29); and Dusty Zomer - 1 (July 16)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

J.J. Zebell - 4(May 28, June 18, July 9 and Sept. 3); Zach Olivier - 2(May 21 and July 20); Tim Dann - 1 (July 16); Brandon Ferguson - 1 (Aug. 15); Tracy Halouska- 1(June 11); John Hoing - 1(June 4); Ron Howe - 1 (Aug. 27); and Cory Yeigh - 1 (July 30)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Dillon Bickett - 1(July 9);Brandon Bosma - 1(May 21); Dan Carsrud - 1 (July 16); Dalton Domagala - 1 (June 18); Jack Dover - 1 (July 30); Lee Goos Jr. - 1 (Aug. 27); John Lambertz - 1 (June 11); Tyler Rabenberg - 1 (May 29); Jay Russell - 1 (May 28); and Blaine Stegenga - 1 (June 4)

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

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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.

 

 

Dover Earns Four Top 10s During Cyclone Classic at Shelby County Speedway and Heat Race Win at Clay County Fair Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2023) - Jack Dover garnered four finishes inside the top seven last weekend during the Cyclone Classic.

Dover drove his No. 53 winged sprint car during 410ci action and the Shawn Loos owned 305ci winged sprint car each night at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa.

"It was fun and an exciting weekend," he said.

Friday's event started with Dover timing in ninth quickest in the 410 sprint car division. He placed fourth in a heat race before hustling from 12 th to sixth in the main event. It marked the second-most positions gained.

"In the feature the car got better as the race went on," he said. "We picked a couple off early down low. Late in the race it got really racy and there were some slide jobs going on."

Dover won a heat race and advanced from third to second place in the 305 A Main.

"We won the heat race and redrew the No. 3 to start the feature third, but we fell back to fifth," he said. "There was a late caution. On the restart I thought I had one opportunity and I went up top and got a couple of positions before getting back in line."

Saturday was similar in the 410 class as Dover timed in 13 th quickest and ended fifth in a heat race before powering from 13 th to seventh in the feature. That earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We had a good car and could maneuver," he said. "The high side was dominant at the end of the race. I was fifth and on the last lap gave up two spots after hitting some water at the bottom of the track."

Dover was third quickest in 305 time trials that evening before winning a heat race. He capped the night by finishing sixth in the main event.

"We need to fine-tune the motor a little better," he said. "I was fighting some issues at the end of the straightaway. Running with 305s it's all momentum and you can't give any of it up. I missed the setup a little bit and we were a little too tight."

Dover also raced on Tuesday with the ASCS National Tour at Clay County Fair Speedway, where he qualified fourth quickest in his group and won a heat race before finishing 13 th in the A Main.

"It was throwing dust in hot laps and we weren't tight enough in qualifying," he said. "The car was really good in the heat race. In the feature there was about three or four laps early where you could race and then pretty much fall in line after that because of the rubber. It wasn't an aggressive rubber down. I tried a bunch of different lines, but it seemed there was only one good line for everybody."

Dover plans to return to action in his No. 53 sprint car on Sept. 29 at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (12).

Sept. 8 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (3).

Sept. 9 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (13).

Sept. 9 - Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa (305 sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (5).

Sept. 12 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 29 at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

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"When we travel around the Midwest we see Liquid Trucking trucks everywhere," Dover said. "It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

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.

 

 

Following strong start, IRA weekend ends in disappointment, uncertainty for Arenz

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 13, 2023 – After turning in an impressive top five A-main showing in his debut appearance at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 8, a promising weekend of Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car competition ended in heartbreak for Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team as a terminal engine issue relegated their 25T car to the sidelines for the 23rd annual Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 9 and left the team’s status for the final two races of the 2023 IRA campaign in doubt.

With 23 cars on hand, Arenz opened the Northern Nationals at the four-tenths mile high-banked Gondik Law Speedway clay oval by registering the fourth fastest qualifying lap in 15.714 seconds.

The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion started third and endured two caution periods and a spirited duel with Danny Schlafer to place fourth in the first eight-lap IRA heat race.

After starting fifth in the 25-lap IRA main event, the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. competitor was running fifth when the second caution flag of the race flew on lap 14 for a spin involving Preston Ruh.

When the race resumed Arenz maneuvered his way past Scotty Thiel to take over fourth on lap 15. Arenz held on over the final 10 laps to secure a fourth place A-main showing and his 12th top-five and 15th top-10 A-main showing of the 2023 season in a race won by Bill Balog.

“I enjoyed Gondik Law Speedway,” Arenz said. “It definitely was technical at the beginning with how dry the track was, so going out early in qualifying was a huge plus to get the night going in the right direction. We continued to get faster throughout the night. We got some set-up advice for the feature that ended up being a huge help.”

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Arenz was set to make his Cedar Lake Speedway debut for the IRA’s annual Jerry Richert Memorial. However, a serious engine issue was discovered prior to the start of the racing program, which prevented Arenz from competing in the event and put the team’s participation in the final two races of the 2023 IRA season in jeopardy.

“During maintenance on Saturday, I found the piston ring on top of the cylinder 2 piston, which ended our weekend,” Arenz said. “We were already at the very end of our engine’s life for the year. As of now, I don’t have another motor to put in.”

The team is currently seeking a motor to rent for the final two events of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series season at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Arenz is currently third in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series point standings, 110 points behind second place Jordan Goldesberry and 82 points ahead of fourth place Russel Borland, with two events remaining on the 2023 IRA schedule.

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 Service, Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, 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, Bobby Bonelli and Trevor Hittman (public relations).

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Travis Arenz Motorsports

410 Sprint Car

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 27

IRA Events – 26

All Star Events – 3

A Main Victories – 1

Top Five A Main Finishes – 12

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 15

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 20

Top 20 A Main Finishes – 21

Heat Race Victories – 3

B Main Victories – 0

Dash Appearances – 7

Dash Victories – 2

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports

360 Sprint Car

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 2

A Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0

Heat Race Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 1

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Hartmann closes book on final doubleheader road trip of 2023 IRA season with two top-15s

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 13, 2023 – Austin Hartmann and the members of the 87A Hartmann Racing made the long trek to Northern and Western Wisconsin to wrap up their final doubleheader weekend of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season with a pair of 15th place A-main showings at the Northern Nationals at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 8 and the 23rd annual Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

In his first appearance at the four-tenths mile high-banked Gondik Law Speedway clay oval, the Plymouth, Wis. driver turned in the 16th fastest qualifying lap in the 23-car field with a time of 16.687 seconds.

After lining up sixth in the first eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann was involved in an incident on lap 2, which resulted in his 87A car spinning to a stop in turn two. Following the restart, Hartmann was running seventh when the second yellow flag of the race was displayed on lap 6 after Dave Uttech spun in turn two.

The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award winner then came home sixth in the race.

Hartmann then started 17th in the 25-lap Northern Nationals A main and endured a pair of caution periods to improve two spots on the way to a 15th place showing in a race, which was won by Bill Balog.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the 87A Hartmann racing team headed to Cedar Lake Speedway for the Jerry Richert Memorial, which is one of the most prestigious annual events on the IRA schedule.

With 27 cars signed for the event, a pair of rain delays pushed the starting time back significantly and forced IRA officials to make the decision to forgo qualifying. As a result, heat race starting positions were set via draw and a passing points system was utilized in heat races to set the A main lineup at the three-eighths mile high-banked clay oval facility.

After drawing the fifth starting spot in the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed sixth to secure the 17th starting position in the 30-lap main event. The fourth year Winged Sprint Car competitor drove a smooth and consistent race on a fast and tacky track surface to move up two spots to end up with his second 15th place A-main showing of the weekend in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

The two 15th place results pushed Hartmann to a total of 12 top-15 A-main finishes for the 2023 season.

Hartmann presently sits ninth in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series point standings, 16 points behind eighth place Bill Balog and one point ahead of 10th place Jack Vanderboom, with two events remaining on the 2023 IRA schedule.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team will return to 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis.

Along with the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Cars, the racing program will also feature Street Stocks, Wisconsin Legends Racing Dirt Series and IRA Lightning Sprints.

Pit and spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with racing set to get under way at 7 p.m.

After a weekend off, the 87A Hartmann Racing team will cap the 2023 IRA campaign with the sixth annual Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The special event will feature the final points races of the 2023 season for the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars and IRA Lightning Sprints.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and packing/hot laps on tap at 4:45 p.m.

All IRA events during the 2023 season are streamed live on FloRacing.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Steinpreis Trucking

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is pleased to have Steinpreis Trucking, located at N8445 Dairyland Drive in Sheboygan, Wis., on board as a sponsorship partner for the 2023 season.

To contact Steinpreis Trucking, call 920-627-2052.

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2023 Remaining IRA Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 16 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)

Saturday, Sept. 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 32

IRA Events – 26

World of Outlaws Events – 3

All Star Events – 4

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 1

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 6

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 12

Top 20 A Main Finishes – 22

Heat Race Victories – 2

Dash Appearances – 6

Dash Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

PLYMOUTH TO DECIDE MSR CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

September 12, 2023 – Holly, Michigan – The Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Engine Pro is set for its final race of the 2023 season this Saturday Night at Plymouth Motor Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. The stage is set for a thrilling final to the 2023 championship chase.

Going into Saturday’s final event, current point leader Jason Blonde holds a 15-point lead over defending champion Charlie Schultz. Blonde’s 15-point margin is anything but safe. MSR awards a significant number of points for qualifying and heat races. If Blonde intends to win his first MSR championship, he must qualify well and run good in the heat race and feature event.

Shultz has been a qualifying sensation this year. He currently has 5 Fast Time awards this season. If he could somehow set quick time at Plymouth, he could close the point’s gap ahead of the feature event. If that scenario plays out, we could see a drama filled feature event that would decide the 2023 championship chase.

The 2023 MSR season has been one of the most competitive seen in years. There have been 6 different feature winners thus far including first time winner Davey Hamilton Jr.

Hamilton Jr. enters the Plymouth final as one of the hottest drivers in the country. He is currently on a two-race MSR win streak. He is also on an overall three-race win streak that includes a USAC Silver Crown Series victory.

The lineup for this Saturday’s event will be stout as evidence of the early entry list. In addition to Blonde, Schultz, and Hamilton Jr., several other top drivers are entered. Hometown hero Tyler Roahrig headlines a list that also includes Chris Neuenschwander, Joe Liguori, Brady Allum, Rick Holley, Bobby Komisarski, Tommy Nichols, Joe Speakman, Kevin Mingus, Teddy Alberts, Quintin Saayman, and Jeff Bloom among others.
A huge crowd is expected as this will be the first winged asphalt sprint car race at the track since the dirt was removed from the asphalt prior to last season. Jimmy McCune won the last winged asphalt sprint car race at the track on September 9, 2011.

 

 

FRED RANNARD, SR. OPEN WHEEL CLASSIC

Dear Friends,
Thank you, on behalf of my entire family, for your support of the seventh annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic last weekend at Agassiz Speedway.
It was a record breaking weekend as we had the largest car count, largest crowd, most prize money paid and the best weather in the seven year history of our Dad's memorial race.
As usual the racing was great but most importantly we got to spend time with our many friends from all over British Columbia and Washington. It was sure nice to have our American drivers, crews and fans back with us for the first time since 2019.
It truly is a team effort to put on an event like this and we thank the staff at Agassiz Speedway, the drivers, crews and officials from the Can Am Sprint Car series, the Vancouver Island Dwarf Car club, the AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars, the Agassiz Midgets, our sponsors and fans.
Congratulations to Troy Globe (Sprints), Bradie Rogers (Midgets) and Darian Zeinstra (Dwarf Cars) on your main event victories.
Thank you again to everyone and we look forward to seeing you in 2024.
Sincerely,
Fred Rannard, Jr. and family
............................................Thanks to the following for their support of the seventh annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic: Brian's Auto Glass, Bulldog and Sons Transport, Missile Motorsports, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsport Supply, Leslie McKellar Photography, Key Welding, Bob Unger, the Willison family, Tron Fabrication, Rob Angus Real Estate, Crazy Cowgirl Beef Jerky, the Shaun in the Dirt podcast, Chris Thimer, Patty Bennett Trophies, Kinetic Signs, Jiffy Lube of Chilliwack, Jim Olson Photos, Fountain Tire of Chilliwack, Kent Outdoors, Lordco Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing, Rutz Racing, Skagit Speedway, Deming Speedway and Vancouver Giants Hockey.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Third With Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions, Tanner Carrick got the week off to a great start last Wednesday night as he picked up a third place finish on Wednesday night, and then went quick time on Friday night during his prelim night with the World of Outlaws.

“We had a great run on Wednesday night to kick the week off, and then qualifying quick time with the World of Outlaws on Friday night put us in a great position,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately, we battled brake issues the rest of the night and it was just too much to overcome, and we were buried on Saturday.”

Checking in with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night, Carrick got the night underway by timing in second fastest in his qualifying group. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver raced his way to the win aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T and locked into the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Carrick rolled off the starting grid from the outside of the second row for the 35-lap feature event with $6900 up for grabs.

Following an early incident in the ‘A’, Carrick jumped into third as the race came to fruition. On a surface that was plenty fast and didn’t offer a ton of passing, Carrick kept the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Andy Forsberg in his crosshairs.

Keeping pace with them every step of the way, Carrick was unable to get into the Top-Two as he capped Wednesday off with a third-place run.

Spectating the action on Thursday night, Friday night was Carrick’s turn to hit the track with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for his Gold Cup qualifying night.

Earning quick time honors in qualifying time trials, Carrick lined up in the third row of his heat race with the format inverting heat races by six based on qualifying times.

Working his way up to a third-place finish, Carrick was locked into the eighth starting spot for the 30-lap preliminary night ‘A’ Main.

In the feature, Carrick began battling brake issues on a track that was slick, and it gave him fits as he slowly lost spots. Slipping back to a 16th place finish, Carrick had his work cut out of him on Saturday night, as he was in the third row of a heat race.

Finishing ninth in his heat, Carrick moved into the “C”, where he was able to finish fourth and transfer into the B.

Lining up 17th in the semi, Carrick was unable to make a run through the field as he ended up finishing 17th, bringing his Gold Cup to an end.

“Saturday night we were just too far back, and we could not catch a single break,” Carrick added. “I feel bad for Clark and everyone who helps on this thing, because they work too hard to not make the feature in one our biggest races of the year. We do have a ton of speed, and I am looking forward to this Saturday’s race at Placerville Speedway.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, 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: 40, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 18, Top 10’s: 24

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will return to Placerville Speedway this Saturday for another night of action with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

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.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Third With Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions, Tanner Carrick got the week off to a great start last Wednesday night as he picked up a third place finish on Wednesday night, and then went quick time on Friday night during his prelim night with the World of Outlaws.

“We had a great run on Wednesday night to kick the week off, and then qualifying quick time with the World of Outlaws on Friday night put us in a great position,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately, we battled brake issues the rest of the night and it was just too much to overcome, and we were buried on Saturday.”

Checking in with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night, Carrick got the night underway by timing in second fastest in his qualifying group. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver raced his way to the win aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T and locked into the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Carrick rolled off the starting grid from the outside of the second row for the 35-lap feature event with $6900 up for grabs.

Following an early incident in the ‘A’, Carrick jumped into third as the race came to fruition. On a surface that was plenty fast and didn’t offer a ton of passing, Carrick kept the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Andy Forsberg in his crosshairs.

Keeping pace with them every step of the way, Carrick was unable to get into the Top-Two as he capped Wednesday off with a third-place run.

Spectating the action on Thursday night, Friday night was Carrick’s turn to hit the track with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for his Gold Cup qualifying night.

Earning quick time honors in qualifying time trials, Carrick lined up in the third row of his heat race with the format inverting heat races by six based on qualifying times.

Working his way up to a third-place finish, Carrick was locked into the eighth starting spot for the 30-lap preliminary night ‘A’ Main.

In the feature, Carrick began battling brake issues on a track that was slick, and it gave him fits as he slowly lost spots. Slipping back to a 16th place finish, Carrick had his work cut out of him on Saturday night, as he was in the third row of a heat race.

Finishing ninth in his heat, Carrick moved into the “C”, where he was able to finish fourth and transfer into the B.

Lining up 17th in the semi, Carrick was unable to make a run through the field as he ended up finishing 17th, bringing his Gold Cup to an end.

“Saturday night we were just too far back, and we could not catch a single break,” Carrick added. “I feel bad for Clark and everyone who helps on this thing, because they work too hard to not make the feature in one our biggest races of the year. We do have a ton of speed, and I am looking forward to this Saturday’s race at Placerville Speedway.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, 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: 40, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 18, Top 10’s: 24

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will return to Placerville Speedway this Saturday for another night of action with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

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.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Has Wild Week at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing at the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA last week, Marysville, CA racer, Dawson Hammes, had a wild week when you look back at it.

“Overall, it was a tough week, but it was good to run with the 410’s again despite only having our 360ci engine,” Dawson Hammes said. “We worked hard, had some unforeseen circumstances arise, but nobody gave up.”

Kicking the week off on Wednesday night in 360ci competition with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Hammes’ night was cut short when contact in his heat race sent him into a series of violent flips in turns one and two. While he was able to climb from the wreckage, his car was completely destroyed, and it was decision time.

Opting to head back home, Hammes and company spent the night building a new car in preparations for their preliminary night with the World of Outlaws on Thursday night. Getting the car built, the team struggled to get the engine to fire after the Wednesday night wreck and it cost them a lot of time before heading back to Chico, CA.

Dealing with traffic, the team pulled in the gates while hot laps were underway, though they were prepared to hit the track for time trials. Timing in 21st fastest in time trials, Hammes lined the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection backed No. 55D up on the front row of his heat race.

Battling as hard as he could despite being underpowered, Hammes slipped back to a sixth-place finish and was forced into the ‘B’.

Racing his way to a third-place finish in the semi, Hammes locked into his preliminary night feature event, as he took the green flag from the 23rd starting position.

Doing all he could with his 360ci powered engine, Hammes ended up finishing 21st in the feature event, as he then was able to breathe on Friday before Saturday’s finale.

Able to hot lap on Saturday, mechanical issues sidelined him in heat race action as he was unable to make the call, which put him in the ‘D’ Main.

Getting the car to fire for the ‘D’, Hammes took the green from eighth, and needed to get into the Top-Two to advance into the ‘C’. Putting forth a great charge on a slippery track, Hammes’ Gold Cup came to an end with a third-place finish in the Saturday ‘D’.

While it was a crazy week, Hammes did end up as the second highest finishing 360ci powered car at the event.

“I had a ton of people help us out and I want to thank them all,” Hammes added. “I want ot thank my Mom and Dad for making this entire week happen. I want to thank my brother Carson and Ally for their weekly support, and I want to thank Joel Myers Jr, Cody, Nick, Travis, Josh, and everyone else that chipped in last week to help.”

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: 20, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 7, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Hammes is slated to return to action on September 30th in Marysville, CA.

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Battles Into SCCT Top-10 at Pacific Sprint Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back into the seat of Dale Miller’s No. 4SA on Wednesday night to open up The Gold Cup Race of Champions with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Justin Sanders charged forward on a fast race track and secured a ninth place finish.

“We had an okay night on Wednesday night,” Justin Sanders said. “We were a little off in the feature, but we made the best of it, and we were able to move forward a little.”

With 55 cars packed into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area, the Aromas, CA driver timed the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. backed No. 4SA in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders maintained the position as he finished third, and locked into the impending 35-lap feature event.

Despite the robust car count, the track continued to hold moisture and stay very fast as the night wore on, making passing tough as the night moved on.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, Sanders was able to avoid some of the early craziness that took place around him.

When the race got into a groove, Sanders was able to work his way into the Top-10 as he got back into ninth on the 28th lap, after slipping back to 11th on the 25th lap.

Maintaining his position in the Top-10 as laps clicked off very fast, Sanders capped the night off with a ninth place finish as the Dale Miller Motorsports team continues to lead the owners points with just three SCCT events left.

“We had a good car still, despite our miscue, and it was good to get up in the Top-10 amidst the point chase,” Sanders said. “Thanks to Dale and Tara Miller, and everyone that helps our team out.”

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, 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- 14, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Sanders and the Dale Miller Motorsports team will be back in action on September 23rd at Petaluma Speedway.

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Reinhardt Gets Good Start at Tuscarora 50 Before Rain Hits

All Stars Jim Ford Classic at Fremont On Tap

Port Royal, PA – September 12, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Kyle Reinhardt rolled into Port Royal Speedway with the Grove Racing team carrying the momentum of three straight top five finishes and five top ten finishes in seven starts with the team.

With a lot of cash on the line over a three day period, Reinhardt was in the best position he had ever been to claim a nice share of the money Port Royal was putting up for the 56th Annual Tuscarora 50.

Before he could even get started, one of his three chances was washed away by rain when Thursday’s opener was cancelled. That still left Friday’s $10,000 to win show and the $60,000 (increased from its original $56,000) to win Tuscarora 50. QUICK RESULTS

DATE: September 8, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Night Before the 50 Track: Port Royal Speedway City, State: Port Royal, PA Quick Stats: 48 cars, Qualifying 5th in Group C, Heat 7th (5), B-main 10th (13), A-main 21st (27)

DATE: September 9, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Tuscarora 50 Track: Port Royal Speedway City, State: Port Royal, PA Quick Stats: 49 cars, Qualifying 10th in Group 2, Heat RAIN (1)

NIGHT BEFORE THE 50

The All Star five heat group format was in play for the 48 teams on hand Friday night at Port Royal Speedway. Reinhardt turned the 5th quickest lap in his group. With only four transferring from each heat, he would need to move forward to get in the show.

After a strong start, an issue developed and Reinhardt faded to a 7th place finish in the Grove Racing, Capitol Renegade, Bakers Mobile Home Transport, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.45.

Starting deep in the B-main (13th), Reinhardt needed to get to the top four to race his way into the A-main. He managed a 10th place finish.

The team used an available provisional to start the A-main. Reinhardt was able to move forward a few spots to a 21st place finish in the 30-lap Friday finale.

“We weren’t very good in qualifying, then we had an issue in our heat. Hard to dig out of a hole like that with so many good cars here.“, Reinhardt said.

TUSCARORA 50

Saturday evening the program began under sunny skies but with an unfavorable forecast, just like Friday night’s show. The Tuscarora 50 format split the 49 cars into two groups for time trials.

Reinhardt turned the 10th quickest lap in Group B, a nice improvement over Friday’s lap.

The qualifying effort earned Reinhardt the pole for heat number four with the top three finishers transferring to the A-main, but unlike the night before, the skies did not cooperate. Moments after time trials were completed, the rain came. They didn’t let up for hours, forcing officials to postpone the event.

When the Tuscarora 50 is rescheduled, the program will start over. A makeup date for the event has not been announced yet.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com. UP NEXT

Reinhardt and the Grove Racing No.45 team will join the All Star Circuit of Champions at Fremont Speedway for the two night Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on September 15th and 16th.

Follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule updates.

SEASON STATS

47 races, 1 wins, 8 top 5’s, 25 top 10’s, 32 top 15’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Coors Banquet Beer

HISTORY

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago. It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft. Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company will celebrate their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023, with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado. This memorable event will feature a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

SUPPORT LOCAL

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right? Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

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Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway AND select PA Speedweek shows is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv 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 Coors Banquet Beer Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

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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!

 

 

CRSA Sprints Teams Hit The Road For NY-PA Weekend Swing

Press Release by Steven Ovens – September 12th, 2023 – JB Photography photo

(SODUS, NY) – The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by Super Gen Products will make their final 2023 visits to Fonda Speedway and Penn Can Speedway this weekend. The Friday-Saturday weekend swing won’t lack for luster as both events come on the respective track’s biggest weekends of the year.

The New York-Pennsylvania swing comes off the heels of a rained out event at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park last weekend. Rain has been an unfortunate theme of 2023, with the 305 winged warriors seeing 8 of the 20 scheduled events affected by Mother Nature.

Night number one of the two-day roadtrip will make a stop at the Brett Deyo-promoted Fonda Speedway during their Fonda 200 weekend. Friday September 15 will feature the final race of the Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge Series” which has been shortened to four events in 2023 due to rain. Jordan Hutton leads June Fonda winner Tomy Moreau, Dalton Herrick, Mike Kiser and John Cunningham in challenge series points.

Canadian sensation Tomy Moreau is geared up and ready to try and sweep the Fonda CRSA events after scoring his first career CRSA Sprints victory there on June 4. Going back as far as 2014, no driver has swept the season at the “Track of Champions.”

Standout performances were logged by Peter Dance and Timmy Lotz back in June. Fonda stalwarts Kiser, Jeff Trombley, Herrick, Cory Sparks and point leader Hutton always find their way to the front on the big half-mile along the Mohawk River. FloRacing will carry live video coverage of Fonda 200 weekend, including the CRSA Sprints portion of the event on Friday night.

Night two of the swing will send the teams down Interstates 88 and 81 South to Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA for the Finale Night of “King of the Can” Weekend. CRSA drivers will all chase the $1,000 top prize as well as trying to win one for the series regulars.

Tim Iulg made his first ever CRSA Sprints start back on June 30 and logged his first ever win on tour at the three-eighths-mile oval promoted by Keith Beach. The Iulg name is synonymous with speed in the Northeast but nobody had Tim Iulg on their CRSA 2023 winners bingo boards.

Thomas Radivoy, Dalton Herrick, Jordan Hutton and Billy VanInwegen were all fast at “The Can” back in June and all will be expected to be as fast in front of a big Northeast Pennsylvania crowd. Race Report TV will carry live video coverage of Saturday’s event at Penn Can.

The points title for 2023 will likely be shaped this weekend on two completely different track layouts. Following Fonda and Penn Can this weekend will come the final races of 2023 on Friday September 22 at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY and the Series Championship at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday October 6 off Interstate 88 in Afton, NY.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2023 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, 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, points and 2023 schedule please visit our website www.crsasprints.com


 


 

 

Donny Schatz moves seven spots in Gold Cup finale; California continues with Hanford and Placerville
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 11, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 7238 points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 8th – 9th
Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Silver Dollar Speedway | Chico, California
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday | Preliminary: 9th (9th)
Saturday | Finale: 13th (20th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 11, 2023) – Although unable to repeat Gold Cup Race of Champions championship success, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together an impressive effort, not only recording a top ten during his Friday night preliminary outing, but eventually capping the prestigious West Coast program with a seven-spot rally on Saturday night.

Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, rolled home 13th in Saturday’s 25,000-to-win finale, commencing his forward progress from the outside of row ten; he was fourth in his heat race to qualify.

As noted, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion kicked-off his slate at Silver Dollar Speedway with a top-ten performance, finishing ninth after starting in the exact same position. Schatz was third in his respective heat race to qualify for the preliminary main event.

Only two events remain on the 2023 West Coast Swing for the Greatest Show On Dirt, taking the nation’s best open wheelers to Kings Speedway and Placerville Speedway in respective fashion.

ON DECK:
As hinted, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two more nights in California. First up is Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, for the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 15. The next night takes the tour to Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, for the 49er Gold Rush Classic.

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, MadJax XSeries, 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:
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
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Tony Stewart Racing:
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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: 56
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 36

 

Zearfoss all set for Hanford and Placerville; Ohio double to follow
 

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 6556 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 11, 2023) – With Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup Race of Champions officially in the books, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss can now look ahead, set to continue his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series West Coast Swing with a California doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, in respective fashion.

Zearfoss, ace of his own 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, will roll into Hanford and Placerville ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, already looking ahead to his return to the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic for an upcoming stretch in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, Brock Zearfoss’ 2023 Gold Cup effort ended in Saturday’s C-Main; he did not qualify for the $25,000-to-win finale.

“Not the Gold Cup we had hoped for. We’ll roll into Hanford and Placerville with a fresh slate,” Zearfoss stated. “We’re definitely excited to get back to Pennsylvania. A lot of big money is on the line at tracks we are most familiar with, so that’s always very motivating.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two more nights in California. First up is Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, for the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 15. The next night takes the tour to Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, for the 49er Gold Rush Classic.

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:
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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: 1
Top-10s: 7

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. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7. Finished sixth from 11th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished eighth during first-ever appearance at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3. Finished 11th in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale on Saturday, June 17. Finished 11th and 12th in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1. Finished 11th at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished eighth in Weedsport Speedway’s Empire State Challenge on Sunday, July 30. Finished ninth in Southern Iowa Speedway’s Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 7. Finished tenth in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished ninth in Jackson Nationals preliminary main event on Friday, August 18. Finished tenth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25.

 

 

Thiel victorious two weekends in a row with Jerry Richert Memorial triumph at Cedar Lake

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 11, 2023) – Scotty Thiel and Team 73 came out swinging Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, and team ended up connecting, not only solidifying their second victory of the season – their second in two weekends – but scoring a $6,000 payday in the process. In addition, the win, occurring in the 23rd Annual Jerry Richert Memorial, was Thiel’s second in the state of Wisconsin, officially activating his 2023 win tally with a victory at Dodge County Fairgrounds on September 1.

Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walker’s Game Ear, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, No. 73 sprint car, started from the pole in Cedar Lake’s Jerry Richert Memorial, forced to withstand numerous cautions while attempting to maintain control. The main event’s last caution would ultimately set up a green-white-checkered finish, but Thiel was focused and unaffected.

The “Big Wheel” opened his recent weekend with a sixth-place performance at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, on Friday, September 8.

“It’s been fun and pressure-free these last few weeks and I think that’s the secret recipe,” Thiel explained. “I’m proud of this team. There were a lot of uncertainties during the midpoint of the year, but we were able to get a deal together and it’s been working out really well. I owe our success to our partners. They stuck by me and now we’re able to reward them. We hope to keep this going.”

ON DECK: “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel is uncertain of upcoming plans. More news to be posted in the coming days.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walker’s Game Ear, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, 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 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Opened the 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. Finished ninth and fourth in All Star doubleheader through Illinois and Wisconsin; ninth at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, May 12, and fourth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 13. Charged from tenth to fourth during All Star action at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 21. Earned first win of the season in Harry Neitzel Tribute at Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday, September 1. Finished fifth at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 2. Earned second win of the season in 23rd Annual Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 9.


 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports secure top-ten in Silver Dollar’s Gold Cup Race of Champions

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 7016 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 11, 2023) – An event that every open wheel competitor wants to win, Silver Dollar Speedway’s annual Gold Cup Race of Champions is a crown jewel in the Golden State, and Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston was right near the top, capping his three-day campaign with a top-ten score in Saturday’s $25,000-to-win finale.

Bayston, ace of the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, finished eighth in his top-ten appearance, actually starting his quest in the exact same position. Unfortunately, Bayston was forced to start eighth after a dash collision with the outside fence.

Adding an extra kick to his weekend stat card, the former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year opened his Gold Cup weekend with a top-five during preliminary competition on Friday, September 8, starting fourth before once again finishing exactly where he started.

In all, a proud and consistent effort by Bayston and his Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws program, as they were just one of three full-time Outlaw teams to find a Gold Cup top ten.

“It was really good to have a consistent weekend. I’ve always enjoyed the Gold Cup and we’ve backed that up with some great runs. The California teams did a great job representing their home turf, but I felt we were right there,” Bayston explained. “We’re excited to continue our West Coast Swing this weekend before heading back home to Pennsylvania. It’s going to be an exciting next few weekends.”

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two more nights in California. First up is Kings Speedway in Hanford, California, for the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 15. The next night takes the tour to Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, for the 49er Gold Rush Classic.

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: 1 Top-Fives: 10 Top-Tens: 35

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. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9.

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

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

 

Westfall scores $10,000 at Texarkana 67 Speedway, gives Ray Marshall his first USAC victory

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 11, 2023) – It was a special weekend in Arkansas for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, and despite Mother Nature’s attempt in ruining the USAC invasion to Texarkana 67 Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, she packed her bags and cleared out, ultimately allowing for action in Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, was especially excited that Mother Nature took a turn, as the Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native went on to score USAC’s $10,000 prize; his first USAC National Sprint Cars victory in over 17 years, simultaneously giving car owner Ray Marshall his first-ever USAC triumph.

The red and yellow “Bumblebee Express” was in charge the entire 30-lap distance, stretching their legs to a four-second gap before a late-race caution halted the team’s progress. Despite the momentum shift, Westfall picked up right where he left off, eventually outrunning CJ Leary by 1.6 seconds at the final checkers.

“It’s unbelievable,” Westfall exclaimed. “When I won my first one back in ‘06, I told my dad I could retire. We’ve been going up and down the road the last couple years with USAC and we got going really good at the end of last year. Then they came out with a new tire this year and I’ve struggled ever since. We went back to the main gameplan, and it worked out tonight.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 agenda with another USAC National Sprint Cars doubleheader in the Hoosier State, this time visiting Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, September 15, followed by a stop at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, September 16.

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

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STATS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 7 Top-Tens: 16

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. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27. Won second feature of 2023, first with USAC, at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9.

2023 Wins: 2 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27), (Texarkana 67 Speedway | USAC | Saturday, September 9)

 

Forward progress all around for Wilson in AFCS Championship weekend
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 11, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (September 11, 2023) – Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson and the term “forward progress” are certainly synonymous with one another, and that was proven yet again during the recent weekend, as the ace of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, No. W20 sprint car powered ahead impressively on both nights of the Attica/Fremont Championship Series championship weekend, highlighting his northwest Ohio doubleheader with a podium performance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, September 9.

Wilson, a two-time winner in 2023 with victories in Wisconsin and Michigan, finished third in his Fremont Speedway podium appearance, commencing his route to the front from 17th on the evening grid. Impressive enough, the former two-time All Star champion was forced to first compete in the consolation B-Main, winning that contest after starting from the pole position.

Wilson’s weekend actually commenced nearly the same as it ended, first winning his respective Attica Raceway Park consolation B-Main, then starting 17th on the evening’s feature grid. A ten spot jump would see Wilson end the contest seventh in the running order.

The AFCS doubleheader certainly helped pad Wilson’s evergrowing stat sheet, now with 18 top-ten finishes in 2023, nine of which within the top-five.

“It was a fun weekend. To persevere and come out of the B-Mains like we did says a lot. I’d rather not have to race the B-Main, but to have the confidence and the ability to make progress is very motivating. I’m confident we can accomplish anything,” Wilson stated. “I just can’t say enough about my girls, the team, all of our partners. The road to success is always a challenging one. We want to keep this momentum alive when we rejoin the All Stars at Fremont.”

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a two-day visit to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16. The annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will be the main attraction, awarding $6,000 and $10,000, respectively.

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: 9
Top-tens: 18
Wins: 2

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. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14. Finished fifth during Western PA Speedweek action at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, June 3. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with an 11th-place score at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 9. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in USCS doubleheader through Tennessee; fourth at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday, June 23, and third at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday, June 24. Finished ninth from 14th at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 28. Finished tenth in the annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8. Finished 15th in Eldora Speedway’s “Eldora Million” on Thursday, July 13. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Illinois, on Saturday, July 22. Won first race of the season during IRA start at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 28. Finished ninth during IRA start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 29. Won the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) main event at Silver Bullet Speedway in Owendale, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12. Finished eighth with All Star Circuit of Champions at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 19. Finished second during 410 start at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, August 20. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Michigan, on Friday, August 25. Rallied from 14th to sixth in Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Finished seventh and third in Attica/Fremont Championship Series action at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.


 


Kaleb Johnson steers TKS Motorsports to double top-ten weekend at Shelby County
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 11, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (September 11, 2023) – Receiving short notice to pilot Troy and Tammy Renfro’s TKS Motorsports No. 2KS in Shelby County Speedway’s Cyclone Classic proved to be everything but a disadvantage to Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Kaleb Johnson, ending his weekend with not only a consistent effort, but ultimately padding his personal stat book with a pair of top-ten finishes.

Johnson, who finished seventh in Huset’s Speedway’s 2023 championship standings, finished ninth during both evenings of the Cyclone Classic, highlighting the pair with a two-position charge from 11th in Saturday’s finale.

TKS Motorsports’ primary wheelman, Chase Randall, was scheduled to compete at Shelby County, that until a call from California sent the Waco, Texas, native to Silver Dollar Speedway for the Gold Cup Race of Champions; he finished ninth after starting 18th.

“We’re very proud of Kaleb Johnson. To go into Shelby County on such short notice and still maintain the ability to record back-to-back top-tens says a lot about his adaptability,” Troy Renfo, owner of the TKS Motorsports No. 2KS sprint car, said. “He’s been there for us in the past, so it was an easy choice to make when Chase [Randall] got the call to California.

“I’m not sure if our season is done yet or not,” Renfro added. “We may join the Outlaws in Kansas, but only time will tell.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports are unsure of coming plans. More news will be posted in the near future.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, 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, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 TKS MOTORSPORTS TEAM STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 10

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Ian Madsen Hard Charged from 16th to finish eighth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27. Finished tenth from 15th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall finished third in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Rallied from 21st to 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 8. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 15. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22 – Hard Charger Award. Rallied from 19th to finish 11th during All Star Circuit of Champions action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Chase Randall finished second in the Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event on Wednesday, August 9. Finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. TKS Motorsports and Kaleb Johnson earned back-to-back top-ten finishes in Shelby County Speedway’s Cyclone Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9; they finished ninth each night.

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.

 

Chris Andrews to join All Stars in two-day Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 11, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (September 11, 2023) – It was a tough weekend in northwest Ohio for Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing, but despite the fact, the Sandusky, Ohio, wheelman is ready, as well as anxious, to get back to work, already setting aim on a pair of starts at “The Track That Action Built,” Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16.

Honoring one of Fremont Speedway’s legendary promoters, as well as his wife, the annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will be the main attraction during the coming weekend, highlighted with two, full programs awarding $6,000 and $10,000, respectively. Andrews, a recent top-five finisher at Fremont Speedway during Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition, is certainly no stranger to the All Star Circuit of Champions, officially reaching the 100 feature starts mark during a recent All Star invasion of Attica Raceway Park.

As hinted, Andrews will roll into Fremont Speedway’s annual All Star doubleheader fresh off of a rocky weekend in the Buckeye State, but despite a pair of frustrating outcomes, there were several silver linings. The former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion was in position for a top-five Saturday night in Fremont’s AFCS finale, that until his right front steering arm malfunctioned. The issue sent Andrews hard into Fremont’s outside soft wall; he was ok.

Andrews was scored 18th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, September 8.

“We obviously wanted a little more out of last weekend,” Andrews, ace of the Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com, No. 15C sprint car, said. “Finding the right level of consistency has been difficult for us, but that comes with building a new team and starting from scratch. We’re constantly reevaluating things…it just takes time.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a two-day visit to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16. The annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will be the main attraction, awarding $6,000 and $10,000, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.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 Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 9

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Climbed from tenth to fifth in AFCS program at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Finished eighth during AFCS competition at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished 12th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22; second at Attica and sixth at Fremont. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, July 28. Finished fifth and seventh in AFCS doubleheader at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. Finished second at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 18.

 

 

Swanson Finishes Fourth in 500 Sprint Car Tour Race

Saturday Night at Lorain Raceway Park

In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

AMHERST, Ohio, Sept. 11 — The 500 Sprint Car Tour Presented by Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores sanctioned a race at Lorain Raceway Park for the first time Saturday night. Many of the teams entered were seeing the three-eighths mile asphalt oval for the first time, so they didn’t have many notes to help determine their set-ups. That was the case with Doran Binks Racing, but it still recorded a top-five finish of fourth with driver Kody Swanson in the 50-lap main event.

Swanson qualified fifth in the 14-car field with a time of 14.067 seconds with the Mission Foods/Glenn Farms No. 77, which was just 0.134 off Tyler Roahrig’s fast time of 13.933. That was a new track record for non-wing sprint cars here, as the old mark was 14.653 set by Bobby Santos III in 2017.

The inversion was a six, so Swanson started second beside polesitter Kyle O’Gara with the No. 77, which is powered by a Binks Chevy engine. O’Gara led all 50 laps of the race, which only had one yellow flag to condense the field.

Swanson ran in second place until lap 22, when Billy Wease, who started third, snuck under him as they ran through Turns 3 and 4.

Todd McQuillen spun in Turn 4 with 34 laps down to bring out the only caution flag. Wease, who was lapping McQuillen around that time, took evasive action and in the scuffle Swanson got by him to regain second. Since Wease didn’t stop he restarted third, but on lap 38 Wease repassed Swanson to regain second and push Swanson back to third place again.

That set up an intense battle between Swanson and Roahrig, who are the top two drivers in the point standings, as they circumvented the track while trying to avoid the lapped cars. Roahrig finally got by on lap 44 to push Swanson to fourth, and that’s where the No. 77 finished. O’Gara had a 1.939-second margin of victory over Wease, who was followed by Roahrig, Swanson and Taylor Ferns. Top rookie contender Jackson Macenko was sixth followed by Dakoda Armstrong, Santos, Tony Main and Donnie Adams Jr.

Swanson ran only a few tenths of a second behind O’Gara in the early going, and most of the fastest race laps of the leaders were set early. Macenko posted the fastest race lap of anyone on lap nine with a 13.901 while Swanson was second-fastest on lap eight with a 13.973. Ferns was third fastest. O’Gara posted the fourth-fastest race lap.

Swanson, the series’ defending champion, led the point standings over Roahrig by eight points going into this race, but Roahrig topped the charts by three points afterwards. Roahrig now has 1,398 points to Swanson’s 1,395 and O’Gara’s 1,348.

The championship battle will continue at the series’ final two races of 2023, which will both be in Indiana next month: Oct. 7 at Anderson Speedway, and Oct. 14 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg.

“We just didn’t get a handle on [our set-up] in time,” Swanson said afterwards. “A top-five finish is stout, but I wish we were a little further up the order. There are a bunch of great cars here; the field is getting deeper all the time. Congratulations to Kyle; he ran a great race. Tyler and I ran side by side for many laps. Hopefully we put on a good show for the fans. A big ‘thank you’ to Mission Foods, Glenn Farms, everyone on the Doran Binks team, and all the fans who came out tonight.”

Saturday’s race was livestreamed by MAVTV on Flo Racing.

Doran Binks Racing also fields cars for Swanson in the USAC Silver Crown series, where the team and Swanson are second in the current entrant and driver point standings, just one point out of first. That series also has two races remaining in 2023: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Sept. 22-23 and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind. on Oct. 14.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Second with SCCT To Open Gold Cup; Pleased with 410ci Progress

PETERSEN MEDIA: For the last month, Andy Forsberg has had a fast race car and found himself up front battling for wins, however he didn’t have anything to show for his efforts. Wednesday night, Forsberg again found himself in the hunt to open The Gold Cup Race of Champions as he capped the night off with a second place finish.

“Wednesday night was what our race team needed,” Andy Forsberg said. “We have been fast and in the hunt every night out as of late, but something has happened that took us out. 2nd isn’t exactly where we want to be, but it was a good way to open up a busy week.”

With 55 cars in the pit area to open the big week up, Forsberg timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in second quickest in his group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Forsberg had his elbows up on a surface that offered up a ton of speed as well as a couple of rough patches. Wiring the field, Forsberg picked up the win and locked into the High Sierra Industries Dash which he also went on to win.

By way of the Dash win, Forsberg led the field to green in the big $6900-to-win feature event with last year’s event winner, Shane Golobic right behind him.

When the green lights flashed on, Forsberg jumped out to a strong advantage only to see a pair of yellow and red flags hinder the opening stages of the race.

Once the action got into a flow, Forsberg continued to lead the way, however Golobic shadowed his every move. On the sixth lap, Golobic got under Forsberg in the first and second turn, and Forsberg turned into the hunter.

Able to close in on Golobic a few times as he got held up in traffic, Forsberg then saw Golobic get away as he ran into similar issues. Never quite able to get back to him to make a bid for the top spot, Forsberg capped Wednesday off with a second-place finish.

Right back in action on Thursday night with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the Auburn, CA driver timed in 17th fastest in time trials and then went on to win his heat race.

Locking into his preliminary night feature event, Forsberg took the green flag from the 13th starting position, but wasn’t able to mount a charge through the field.

In fact, ‘AF’ lost a few positions as he ended his night back in 16th.

Making the decision to put their 410ci in the car they ran on Wednesday night, Forsberg was instantly happy with the change on Saturday as he charged form seventh to fourth in his heat race to lock into the Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

While he ultimately ended up enduring some damage that caused him to pull off the track early in the ‘A’, he was happy with the feel and how the night went compared to Thursday.

“We didn’t get to run the 410ci as much as we hoped heading into this week, so we did still have some question marks,” Forsberg said. “We finally made the decision to make a big change with what we had been doing, and it paid off, and has us excited for Saturday night in Placerville, CA.”

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-31, Wins-4, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Forsberg will battle the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday night 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 Has Tough Ending at Pacific Sprint Cup in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gomes and C&M Motorsports took part in the opening night of the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champion last Wednesday night in Chico, CA. Amidst a fast racing surface, Gomes looked to make a run through the loaded field however an early incident caused extensive damage to his mount and ended his night early.

“Wednesday night didn’t quite go as we hoped,” Tony Gomes said. “It was a loaded field of cars, and we qualified sixth in our group. Qualifying has been up and down for us this year, but we have continued to race well so I was confident moving forward.”

With 14 cars in each qualifying group, the Modesto, CA drivers sixth quick effort lined him up in the third row of his heat race. Getting up as high as third in the race, yellow flags negated some of his movement, but he was still able to finish fifth and lock directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 19th starting position, Gomes got off to a nice start as he was able to slowly work his way forward instantly.

Working into 14th on the third lap, Gomes looked to get on on the fourth lap but trouble ensued.

Running in thick traffic, Gomes went to avoid another car as they battled for the same real estate, and has he did that he got sucked up the track and made big contact with the front stretch wall.

Not knowing the severity of the impact, Gomes went to the work area, but it was discovered the damage was too much to continue on and his night came to an end.

“I made a mistake trying to work through traffic and it cost us big time,” Tony Gomes said. “I am disappointed how our night ended, and I hate it for Cody, Mandi, and everyone that supports us. We do have some time off to prepare for Trophy Cup, and that is another race I am looking forward to.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank 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 and Tony Gomes are idle for a few weeks, as their next event will be the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA October 19-21.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-9

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

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Looks Forward To Upcoming World of Outlaws Event at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having a tough weekend in Chico, CA as he made his return to his home state, Joel Myers Jr is eager to get back to racing on Saturday night as he is set to take on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Placerville Speedway.

“We really struggled all week at Gold Cup, which was a little frustrating, but we didn’t give up,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Anything we tried just didn’t seem to work, so we will do some homework this week and get ready for Placerville Speedway on Saturday.”

Running with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as well as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last week, Myers Jr picked up a sixth place finish in the SCCT B, and then was 21st in his prelim with the World of Outlaws, before racing his way to a 13th place finish in the Saturday night ‘B’ after starting his night out in the ‘C’.

“With how much we had been racing, I had a lot of confidence heading into the Gold Cup week, but it just didn’t pan out,” Myers Jr added. “Placerville is a track that I love racing at, so I’m excited to get up there this weekend and try again.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 41, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 18, Top-10’s-26

ON TAP: Myers Jr will take on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday night at Placeville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

Pirtek Renegade

New Richmond, WI, September 9, 2023

With apologies to Thomas Paine…these are the times that try racers’ souls. On a night that Mother Nature proved to be persistently bothersome; grit, guile, luck, daring, and skill would all be needed to conquer the evening. Cedar Lake track officials, with a healthy dose of assistance from the Pirtek Renegade teams, were twice able to reclaim the water-logged track from the elements. Coupled with Job-like patience from the fans, the night into another memorable bit of lore that is the Jerry Richert Memorial. Twenty-six Renegade teams persevered through not one but two rain delays, with the first of three heat races finally seeing a green flag well past the nine o’clock hour.

Zach Widdes scored the win in Pirtek heat #1 that also saw the first of several rollovers on lightning fast, moisture-laden track - which claimed Cam Schafer as its initial Hoosiers up victim. RTS Podcast heat #2 saw Jake Kouba snare checkers, while Brad Cunningham wrapped up Hoosier Tire heat #3.

Lucas Logue and Nick DaRonco set the pace for the 20-lap finale’, with DaRonco establishing his #8 ride at the point early and the 10z of Zach Widdes hot on his fuel cell. The lead duo were in a 2-car breakaway well ahead of “The Joker”, Chris Lewis, the Grand Rapids, MN, chauffeur and 9-time Northern Renegades winner. Another gap behind Lewis saw a beehive of action involving Logue, Jon “Ted Hitchcock” Lewerer, Jake Kouba, and Cam Schafer, who had quickly charged up from his eighth row starting spot.

With the action starting to heat up in the battle for the lead, Widdes suddenly rolled to a stop in turn two, bringing out the caution. Back under green, DaRonco was showing the strength that has led him to eight wins already this season and began to pull away again. But the moisture in the track resulted in a heavy berm forming in turn three, and DaRonco caught the ledge at precisely the wrong angle, and joined the list of the evening’s overturned racers.

After inheriting the lead, Lewis was steady and fast, with an iron-grip on the top spot through a series of cautions - but Schafer was able to pick up positions on the multiple restarts. For the final green-white-checkered finish, the #54 was in second, and ready to pounce. Under green, the slide job that Schafer had successfully used on prior restarts wasn’t enough to grab the top spot as The Joker throttled-stomped away the challenge. On the white flag lap, Schafer, who, remember, started the night upside-down, managed to muscle his way into the lead in turn two.

Lewis, however, wasn’t willing to just relinquish what he’d held for nearly half the race and came right back underneath the multiple time series champion going down the back stretch. Working a lower groove, Lewis accomplished what very few have, he passed the winningest driver in Renegade series history in the final turn to claim his first career Pirtek Renegade double checkers. Lewerer was an impressive third in his first action of the season, with Brad Cunningham and Jake Kouba rounding out the top five.

The last official event for the Pirtek Renegades is the annual Legendary 100 this Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake. The season wraps up two weeks later at CLS with the annual Arrive-and-Drive on Saturday afternoon, September 30, followed by an exhibition race that evening. More information on upcoming events for the Pirtek Renegades, as well as links to other Renegades series, can be found at www.umsprints.com, or on facebook.

RESULTS: Feature (20 Laps): 1. 5J-Chris Lewis[7]; 2. 54-Cam Schafer[17]; 3. 7B-Jon Lewerer[6]; 4. 2C-Brad Cunningham[3]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[11]; 7. 46H-Ken Hron[18]; 8. 93-Brad Peterson[5]; 9. 12-Johnny Parsons III[9]; 10. 25A-Ashley Williams[14]; 11. 57-Ryan Buck[13]; 12. 36-Tyler Wass[15]; 13. 955-Lucas Grosinger[22]; 14. 20L-Lucas Logue[1]; 15. 6X-Mark Martin[21]; 16. (DNF) 95-John Vaillancourt[20]; 17. (DNF) 38S-Allen Stettner[12]; 18. (DNF) 8-Nick DaRonco[2]; 19. (DNF) 10Z-Zach Widdes[4]; 20. (DNF) 17-Erik Bjorklund[16]; 21. (DNF) 7X-Dan Atchison[10]; 22. (DNF) 37-Marc Meyerhoff[19]; 23. (DNF) THE1-Tony Gernert[24]; 24. (DNS) 97B-Buenvanida Gilbertson[23]; 25. (DNS) 135-Joshua Hulberg[25]; 26. (DNS) P1-Mark Chevalier[26]

Pirtek Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10Z-Zach Widdes[2]; 2. 5J-Chris Lewis[7]; 3. 38S-Allen Stettner[1]; 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 5. 57-Ryan Buck[6]; 6. 37-Marc Meyerhoff[8]; 7. 955-Lucas Grosinger[9]; 8. 54-Cam Schafer[3]; 9. P1-Mark Chevalier[4]

RTS Podcast Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 2. 20L-Lucas Logue[2]; 3. 8-Nick DaRonco[7]; 4. 7X-Dan Atchison[5]; 5. 25A-Ashley Williams[6]; 6. 95-John Vaillancourt[8]; 7. 17-Erik Bjorklund[4]; 8. (DNF) 46H-Ken Hron[3]; 9. (DNF) 97B-Buenvanida Gilbertson[9]

Hoosier Tire Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Brad Cunningham[1]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson[2]; 3. 7B-Jon Lewerer[3]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[5]; 5. 36-Tyler Wass[4]; 6. 6X-Mark Martin[8]; 7. (DNF) THE1-Tony Gernert[7]; 8. (DNF) 135-Joshua Hulberg[6]

 

 

FAST 410 sprints to battle in annual western Pennsylvania sprint car championship for $4000 to win.
FASTRAK crate mods for $1000 and SCDRA mini stocks for $500.

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

On Saturday, September 16 Michaels Mercer Raceway will present their last 410 sprint car feature of the season with the Ohio based
Aaron Fry led FAST TI22 performance 410 sprints competing for $4000 to win in the annual “Western Pa. sprint car championship”.
Local hot shoe, Brandon Spithaler is leading the points for the FAST 410 series. Central Ohio drivers Ricky Petersen, Jordan Ryan
and Florida racer Danny Samms are trying to catch Spithaler for the title. Western PA locals Jeremy Weaver and multi time track champion
Jack Sodeman Jr follow in their tracks. Ryan won the most recent race at Pennsylvania motor Speedway and Cap Henry took the Pete
Jacobs memorial at Wayne county both over the Labor Day weekend. The FASTRAK crate modifieds and the SCDRA Mini stocks will
also be on the card.

The historic “Western pa sprint car championship” began in 1966 with a 100-lap event with Ralph Quarterson as its first winner.
Quarterson went on to win the next three events until the race was canceled in 1970. The race was revived in 1971 and remained
a 100-lap event until 1977, where it was reduced to 50 laps.

The 1978 Western PA Sprint Championship was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and was won by Johnny Beaber of Gibsonburg, OH.
The race ran until 1982 before it returned in 2004. The all star circuit of champions sanctioned the event in the 2010s and has been unsanctioned
since 2019. Since the return it has been all 3rd generation drivers who have followed in their grandfathers legendary footsteps. Adam Kekich
won in 2019 and 2020; Sye Lynch in 2021 and last year 16 year old Leyton Wagner added his name to the historic list.

The winners list is a hall of fame group of legendary drivers. Ralph Quarterson (5), Bobby Allen (4), Johnny Beaber(2), Ed Lynch, Jr. (2),
Brian Ellenberger (2), Adam Kekich (2), Kenny Weld (1), Jan Opperman (1), Buddy Cochran (1), Lynn Paxton (1), Lou Blaney (1),
Carl Bowser (1), Danny Holtgraver (1), Tim Shaffer (1), Darryn Pittman (1), Sye Lynch (1), Leyton Wagner (1).

The rodeway inn right off of I-80 at rt 19 is the host hotel of Michaels mercer raceway. Please call the hotel directly at 724-748-3030 and
mention the raceway when booking your room for a discounted rate.

In the ultra competitive FASTRAK crate modifieds there were 8 events with 6 different winners. First timers Ayden Cipriano, Jordan Ehrenberg,
along with former winners Frank Guidace, Gage Priester, and last years track champion Brian Schaffer have won in an exciting season in the class.
Guidace and Ehrenberg were the only 2 that captured more than 1 with 2 wins each and Ehrenberg captured his first ever track championship by
4 points over Priester. 3 time track champion Brian Schaffer finished 3rd, Patrick Lane 4th and Michael Kristyak 5th.

The mini stocks will now be under the SCDRA sanctioning body, which most of the local race tracks have gone to, and should bring more cars to compete.
Andy Thompson has now won back to back track championships and collected 4 of the 8 features this season, and double digit career winners
Tim Callahan and Carl Ealy have won the other 2. Randy Ealy finished a scant four points behind Thompson for second in points. Josh Eakman
6 points behind for 3rd, Trevn Schaffer 4th and Mike Kelly 5th.

• General Admission- $17
• Seniors General Admission- $15
• Kids (Age 10 and under) General Admission- Free
• Pit Admission-$35
• Seniors Pit Admission- $30
• Kids (Age 10 and under) Pit Admission- $30

Pit gates will open at 4 PM
Grandstand will open at 5 pm
Hot laps/qualifying for the FAST sprints at 6:15 and the first heat takes the green at 7 PM.

Concessions will be open. Coolers must fit between the bleachers with no glass. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chair seating is permitted in
the grassy area by the fence. We are a cash or credit card facility at all entrances and concession stands.

For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website: www.MichaelsMercerraceway.com
You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

 

 

Rain Postpones Completion of ESS Invasion of Weedsport to October 3

By Curtis Berleue (Weedsport, NY) | Just one day after completing another weather-interrupted event, Mother Nature again decided to interfere with the Empire Super Sprints Invasion of the Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, September 9.

26 winged sprint cars filled the pits at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, which would mean the field would be split into 3 time hot lap groups. Rifenburg Contracting fast time awards went to Joe Trenca, Chris Hile and Chuck Hebing in their respective groups.

With the invert, Jordan Poirier took home the victory in E&V Energy heat race 1 through a spirited battle with Joe Trenca. Chris Hile advanced one spot to pick up the win in E&V Energy heat 2, and Shawn Donath won E&V Energy heat 3 coming from the third starting position.

Chase Moran picked up the Cobra Coaches Dash Series presented by Monroe Mechanical Services, Inc. worth $100. Unfortunately, after the dash the skies opened up and the remainder of the event could not be completed. The original plan was to complete the program the following day, Sunday September 10, but another day of unstable forecasts and already saturated grounds caused further postponement of the event. The event will now be completed on Tuesday October 3 during Super Dirt Week.

The next scheduled event for the Empire Super Sprints is this coming Saturday September 16th at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario for the Northern Sprint Car Nationals paying $10,000 to win. The event will be a non-points event for ESS competitors.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Saturday, September 16 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, ONT ($10,000 to Win Northern Sprint Car Nationals, no points)

Friday, September 22 – Outlaw Speedway – Dundee, NY ($4,000 to Win Outlaw Fall Nationals)

Friday, September 29 – Fulton Speedway – Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win Outlaw 200 Weekend)

Full Results:

Monroe Mechanical Services Dash (4 Laps): 1. #4P-Chase Moran; 2. #90-Matt Tanner; 3. #10-Jeff Cook; 4. #67-Steve Glover; 5. #41-Dalton Rombough; 6. #24-Bobby Hackel

E&V Energy Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[1]; 2. #98-Joe Trenca[2]; 3. #01-Danny Varin[4]; 4. #79-Jordan Thomas[3]; 5. #90-Matt Tanner[5]; 6. #67-Steve Glover[6]; 7. 96X-Chad Phelps[7]; 8. #23-Tyler Cartier[9]; 9. #66-Jordan Hutton[8]

E&V Energy Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. #5H-Chris Hile[2]; 2. #87-Jason Barney[1]; 3. #5D-Jacob Dykstra[5]; 4. #13T-Trevor Years[3]; 5. #4P-Chase Moran[6]; 6. #41-Dalton Rombough[9]; 7. 80-Bobby Parrow[8]; 8. #13-Keith Granholm[7]; 9. #7C-Dylan Swiernik[4]

E&V Energy Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. #53-Shawn Donath[3]; 2. #36-Logan Crisafulli[1]; 3. #45-Chuck Hebing[2]; 4. #99L-Larry Wight[5]; 5. #10-Jeff Cook[4]; 6. #24-Bobby Hackel IV[6]; 7. #33-Lacey Hanson[8]; 8. #21B-Blake Warner[7]

Rifenburg Contracting Timed Group 1 (3 Laps): 1. #98-Joe Trenca[1]; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier[4]; 3. #79-Jordan Thomas[8]; 4. #01-Danny Varin[9]; 5. #90-Matt Tanner[6]; 6. #67-Steve Glover[2]; 7. 96X-Chad Phelps[7]; 8. #66-Jordan Hutton[3]; 9. #23-Tyler Cartier[5]

Rifenburg Contracting Timed Group 2 (3 Laps): 1. #5H-Chris Hile[1]; 2. #87-Jason Barney[6]; 3. #13T-Trevor Years[9]; 4. #7C-Dylan Swiernik[3]; 5. #5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 6. #4P-Chase Moran[7]; 7. #13-Keith Granholm[5]; 8. 80-Bobby Parrow[8]; 9. #41-Dalton Rombough[4]

Rifenburg Contracting Timed Group 3 (3 Laps): 1. #45-Chuck Hebing[7]; 2. #36-Logan Crisafulli[3]; 3. #53-Shawn Donath[4]; 4. #10-Jeff Cook[6]; 5. #99L-Larry Wight[1]; 6. #24-Bobby Hackel IV[2]; 7. #21B-Blake Warner[5]; 8. #33-Lacey Hanson[8]

Awards & Contingencies:

Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time ($25 each): #98-Joe Trenca; #5H-Chris Hile; #45-Chuck Hebing

E&V Energy Heat Winners ($25 each): #28-Jordan Poirier; #5H-Chris Hile; #53-Shawn Donath

Cobra Coaches / Monroe Mechanical Services, Inc. Dash Winner ($100): #4P-Chase Moran

Pinnacle Pole Draw Award ($25): #13T-Trevor Years

 

 

Kody Hartlaub Bounces Back Saturday at Lincoln After Costly Mistake Friday at Williams Grove

Team Returning to Williams Grove September 15th for Next 358 Race

Abbottstown, PA – September 11, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

The month of September opened with yet another two-race weekend for Kody Hartlaub. After an impressive top ten run in his 410 sprint car the week before, this time it was all about his team’s primary focus this year, the 358 sprint car. QUICK RESULTS

DATE: September 1, 2023

Division: 358 Sprint Cars Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Stats: 28 cars, Heat 6th (8), A-main 19th (17)

DATE: September 2, 2023

Division: 358 Sprint Cars Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Stats: 24 cars, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 2nd (9)

PAYING THE PRICE

Hartlaub was among a field of 28 drivers set to do battle Friday night, September 1st at Williams Grove Speedway. The heat lineups were set using a handicapping system, which put point leader Hartlaub outside the fourth row. That improved to outside row three when two lesser experienced drivers opted to start at the rear of the field.

By the time one lap was complete, Hartlaub was already 4th and poised for more when the caution appeared. On the ensuing restart, he dove into turn one but the hole he thought he saw closed quickly.

With little time to adjust, Hartlaub spun and was collected another car. He pushed off and restarted at the back of the pack, but the car was wounded. He managed to finish 6th to transfer into the A-main in the J Fuels, 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, Hartlaub’s Furniture, Kody Hartlaub Racing No.95.

There was significant damage to the front suspension but with help from Steve Owings, Doug Hammaker and others, the team patched the car back together to put Hartlaub on track for the feature.

Hartlaub’s car wasn’t its competitive self though and the East Berlin, PA driver just survived to salvage a 19th place finish.

“I made a mistake and paid for it.“, Hartlaub said of the misjudged passing attempt in the heat race. “I owe a big thanks to Steve Owings, Doug Hammaker and everyone else that came down to help us salvage what we could in the feature.“

Upon returning to the shop late Friday night, the team spent several hours swapping their 358 motor into their 410 sprint car so they could race at Lincoln Saturday night.

A MUCH BETTER DAY

Saturday night, September 2nd, brought 24 teams to Lincoln Speedway and a pill draw put Hartlaub in row two for his heat race. He quickly secured a handicap spot for the feature with a 2nd place finish in the qualifying race.

The handicapping system put Hartlaub 9th on the grid for the 20-lap A-main. In a steady, workmanlike effort, he methodically chipped his way toward the front, breaking into the top five on lap eleven.

A few laps later, Hartlaub claimed 3rd and on the final circuit took the runner up spot away from veteran Frankie Herr.

It was Hartlaub’s 12th top five finish in 20 starts this season in the 358 sprint car ranks.

“Thank you to my crew, Kevin And Stacy Hartlaub, Austin Funk, Pat Brewer, and David Hartlaub Jr. for the long hours to get it turned around so we could be here tonight.“, Harlaub said.

UP NEXT

Hartlaub will return to action at a two-race weekend at Williams Grove Speedway on September 15th, followed by Lincoln Speedway September 16th. SEASON STATS

358 SPRINTS: 20 races, 2 wins, 12 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s, 18 top 15’s

410 SPRINTS: 6 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s

TRIVIA QUESTION

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Kody Hartlaub says he would be working on a sprint car if he wasn’t driving one!

Now, on to this week’s question. What is Kody’s best memory in racing?

Did you know Kody has a website? Hint. You might want to visit KodyHartlaub.com!

The answer in the next press release!

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

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Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com 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!

J Fuels

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Inch & Co. Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

Hartlaub’s Furniture, Inc.

 

 

Justin Henderson to Wheel Famed Kreitz 69k

Tea, SD – September 11, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Justin Henderson is proud to announce that he will be competing behind the wheel of the famed Kreitz Racing No. 69k for three events to close out the 2023 racing season.

Henderson will join the team for their first event together on October 14th for the Weldon Sterner Memorial at the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa.

The team will then venture off the porch November 1-4th for the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Chalotte in North Carolina. Their final event together will take place on November 11th at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.

“When the ride came available after Lance left, I called Donnie and I threw my hat into the ring,” said Henderson. “I told him I didn’t have any sponsorship to bring to the table and I didn’t want to be a ride chaser, but I wanted a shot at it.

“I had commitments up until Knoxville and we couldn’t put something together until after that, but ultimately I’m just really looking forward to this opportunity and I think we can be fast and compete at a high level.”

While this will be the first time Henderson ventures to Central Pennsylvania during the 2023 season, he’s no stranger to the local tracks and the Pennsylvania Posse as he served as a full-fledged member many years ago behind the wheel of the Dawn and Charlie Sorokach No 35 and Mark Coldren’s No. 07.

It was around that time in 2015 that he met Kreitz, as he piloted the famed powder-blue 69k for a handful of races while Kreitz was dealing with health issues. It’s a relationship that has blossomed since then and had Henderson on top of Kreitz’s list when it came time to find a driver to close out the season.

“It feels really good to know that we have a relationship capable of them calling me back to run for them again,” said Henderson. “A lot of this sport is about relationships and obviously I made enough of an impact on Donnie and the team to where they believe I can get it done. More than anything, that’s a pretty special feeling for me.”

While the plans are currently for Henderson to only pilot the car for these three races, there’s an opportunity for future races and plans for the 2024 season. Either way, Henderson is relishing the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a famed car and a ride that he feels may have gotten away from him years ago.

“I think we’re both looking towards next year. Things need to go well and make sense, but if it goes like I think it can and will, it’s a no brainer to do more together,” said Henderson. “I’m really just looking forward to sitting in the car and the feeling that comes with driving such an iconic ride.”

“I’ve driven for some pretty good teams and owners, but there’s just something really special about this team and how they operate. There’s going to be some butterflies and anxious moments about it, but I didn’t know if I’d ever get the opportunity to do this with Donnie and Davey again and I’m so thankful.”

More than just the racing, Henderson is very excited about the ability to get back to Pennsylvania and spend some time in “The Keystone State”.

“My wife is from Pennsylvania, and we’ve obviously got some roots there,” he said. “To be able to load up the family and get some added time surrounded by friends, family and the Pennsylvania fans is something I don’t take for granted and it has me amped up even more.”

 

 

Keen’s Roller Coaster Season Tests Team Again

Done for Year, Focus Turns to 2024 Preparation

Abbottstown, PA – September 8, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen entered September coming off a top five finish at Lincoln Speedway and only wanted one thing: to put together a complete weekend.

That was something that had been tough to accomplish in 2023. It seemed every good run had been followed by issues so far this season.

Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways were set to provide Keen with the opportunity to change that pattern as the season entered the home stretch. QUICK RESULTS

DATE: September 1, 2023

Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Quick Stats: 28 cars, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 8th (4)

DATE: September 2, 2023

Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Quick Stats: 24 cars, Heat DNF (2), A-main DNS

WEEKEND KICKOFF

Williams Grove attracted a field of 28 cars Friday night for their regular 358 sprint car show. The heat lineups were set using a handicap format, which put Kyle Keen and his Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17k on the pole as a result of his partial schedule at the track.

On the initial start, Keen was called for jumping the start and was penalized to 3rd for the second attempt to start the race. He quickly drove back into 2nd and began to challenge the leader but couldn’t get past and settled for the runner-up finish.

Keen lined up 4th for the 20-lap feature and immediately charged into 2nd as the field entered turn three on the opening lap. At the halfway point, the Carlisle, PA native was in 4th. He was still holding down that spot with six laps remaining when the caution lights flashed on.

On the ensuing restart, Keen’s No.17k was not the same. He slipped backwards in the closing laps and finished 8th.

“Not sure what happened on the restart, but the car went completely away. It was like the tires sealed over. I lost all grip.”, Keen shared.

“Disappointed we went backwards the last few laps after having such a strong run going. Was scratching my head after the restart, but we’ll notch another top 10 under our belt and keep moving forward.”

NOT AGAIN

Keen was looking to put together a full weekend of positive results when he rolled into Lincoln Speedway Saturday night on the heels of Friday’s top ten finish at Williams Grove.

Unfortunately, once again he encountered some tough luck. After starting 2nd in his heat race, Keen was involved in an accident that destroyed the team’s only remaining car.

The incident not only put an end to Keen’s night, it put an end to his season.

“The 17k will sadly be done for the remainder of the season and we will turn our attention to preparing for 2024. I want to say thank you to all our friends, family and sponsors who work so hard to keep our race car on the racetrack.“, Keen said.

“I’m really disappointed because I felt the last few weeks, we have shown some pretty good speed. There are some exciting things happening for next year we can’t wait to share with everyone.“

SEASON STATS

16 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s

TRIVIA QUESTION

The answer to the last trivia question is Kyle Keen played football and basketball in high school!

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Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com 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!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

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EDDIE TAFOYA JR. IS RACING IN TEXAS AND ARKANSAS THIS WEEK

(Chino, CA, September 5, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr. headed back to the airport on Wednesday to get ready for the USAC National Sprint Car Series races this week in Texas and Arkansas. On Thursday, September 7th, he will be at the famous half-mile high-banked Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. He will then journey to Texarkana, Arkansas for races on Friday and Saturday at the semi-banked 1/4 mile Texarkana 67 Speedway. For Tafoya, it will be his initial appearance on each of the tracks.

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Eddie Tafoya Jr. at Perris in April of this year. AJ Johnson.

The driver, who lives 35 miles east of Los Angeles in Chino Hills, California, was slated to make his Devils Bowl debut on April 28th and 29th. However, those races, along with one at the Rocket Raceway in Petty, Texas the night before, were all rained out. He salvaged the wet trip by high-tailing it to the I70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri to finish seventh in a POWRi War Sprint Car Series race on April 29th. From there he headed northeast to the Eldora Speedway for his initial appearance on the famous high banks during the first week in May. On the western Ohio track, he qualified for both USAC National Sprint Car mains on the Tony Stewart-owned oval placing 18th and 19th.

Tafoya made a couple of sojourns to Indiana over the past couple of months. The first came in late July when he competed in the grinding Indiana Sprint Week making the A main event at the legendary Terre Haute Action Track and the Bloomington Speedway. He concluded that trip with another main event appearance in a Boss race at the Paragon Speedway. Results from all of Tafoya’s 2023 racing endeavors are at the end of this release.

Not long after the Indiana Sprint Week trip, Tafoya returned to the “Hoosier State” for the prestigious 12th Annual Smackdown at “Indiana’s Baddest Bull Ring,” the Kokomo Speedway. As has been the case with Tafoya most of the year, the three nights of racing were in the USAC National Sprint Car Series. For the pleasant driver who turned 26 years old earlier in the season, things did not go the way he wanted at Kokomo. However, he is fired up and ready to compete in the world’s premiere traditional sprint car series once again this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

After the conclusion of the Smackdown, Tafoya and the crew drove the team hauler to Texas for this week’s race. They left it there and hopped on a flight home to California. They flew back to Texas Wednesday morning to get the car ready for this week’s action.

Even though he has not raced the full USAC National Series schedule, the personable driver is still 25th in the championship standings and is only 16 points out of 23rd heading into the three races.

For fans not able to make it to Texas and Arkansas for the races, all three nights will be shown live on Flo Racing. For information on how to watch or subscribe, please visit the following link https://www.floracing.com/.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, 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 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas

 

 

PLYMOUTH UP NEXT FOR MUST SEE RACING

September 7, 2023 – Holly, Michigan – The Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Engine Pro is preparing for its 2023 season finale at Plymouth Motor Speedway September 16. It will be the first-time winged pavement sprint cars have graced the three-eighths mile, semi-banked track in over 13 years.

Due to the length of absence of winged pavement sprint cars at the track, a huge crowd is expected. Dirt has covered the asphalt facility for twelve years but was removed prior to last season. Jimmy McCune won the last winged asphalt event at the track on September 9, 2011.

The 2023 MSR championship will be decided at this event. Currently Jason Blonde has a 15-point lead over defending champion Charlie Schultz. If Blonde can hold onto his points lead, it would be his first career MSR championship in an already storied career.

Hometown hero Tyler Roahrig leads an early field of entrants that already includes Teddy Alberts, Brady Allum, Jeff Bloom, Rick Holley, Joe Liguori, Kevin Mingus, Tommy Nichols, Quintin Saayman, Joe Speakman, and many more.

Davey Hamilton Jr., who is enjoying a two-race MSR win streak, had originally planned to sit this event out to prepare for the upcoming Pink Lady Classic in Meridian, Idaho is now confirmed. Team owner Kirk Morgan revealed the temptation to continue the current win streak was enticing. “It would be nice to continue the streak and it will be good to race against tougher competition one more time before the Pink Lady Classic” explained Morgan. “This will help us prepare for that race and we’re on our way out there anyway. Thats what ultimately changed our decision”. For more updates on the season final please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Cappetta and Team Continue to Learn
By Emily Winslow

Looking to Finish the Season Strong

Abbottstown, PA – September 7, 2023

Ashley and the Cappetta Racing Team had a decent night at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday which allowed them to continue to add to their extensive notebook on the new tires.

DATE: September 2, 2023

Event: Kick-Off to the Classic
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 24 cars, Heat 7th [5], A-main 14th [20]

Frustrating Heat Race to Start the Night

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were back in action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday for the Kick-off to the Classic.

Cappetta’s pill draw lined her up fifth for her heat race. And what a heat race it was. Contact was made as Cappetta and her competitors raced hard for position. Ashley lost momentum in the fight for position and the track changed halfway through the 10 lap heat, “The last half of the heat race, we didn’t have the car set up for the conditions and the car started to fade.” With 24 cars on hand everyone qualified for the feature so Cappetta would have a chance to turn the night around in the feature after a frustrating heat race.

“I got a good start in the feature and passed two cars in the first lap,” but then the caution came out. “I think if we would have stayed green, I would have done better, I had good momentum. After the caution I couldn’t get rolling like I was before the yellow.” The team did change the set up from the week prior and the car felt more drivable, “I was still getting a little bit of wheel spin off of turn 4.” With the week off the team will look into combatting the wheel spin issue.
Cappetta and Team Look to Close out the Season Strong

With two races left on the season Cappetta and the team would love a win but right now they are focused on finding a set up that makes Ashley feel the most comfortable so they can come out of the gate strong to kick-off next season, “A top five or a win would be great, but right now comfort is my number one priority.” Cappetta has had conversations with many other teams and the new tire has evolved throughout the year, “We would like to not fight the tires all year again next year.”

The first race on tap is the Montieth Classic, “Montieth was a favorite of mine and I miss seeing him race.” And then the Weldon Sterner Memorial will close out the season, “As much as this race means to me, for me to end up in victory lane with Pat, that would mean a lot to share that moment again.”

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information.
Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, September 16 at 6PM
Season Stats

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s
Trivia Question

Which NASCAR team did Ashley’s uncle work for?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s favorite hockey team is the Washington Capitals!
Partner Spotlight

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(photo credit: Tim Bashore/WRT Speedwerx)

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

 

 

Austin Hartmann takes aim at final four races of 2023 IRA campaign

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 6, 2023 – With the end of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season clearly in sight, Austin Hartmann and the members of the 87A Hartmann Racing team are looking to close out the campaign on a strong note starting with this weekend’s trip to Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. for the Northern Nationals on Friday, Sept. 8 and the 23rd annual Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Hartmann competed in a pair of IRA events over the Labor Day weekend, which included the Harry Neitzel Tribute race at The Dodge County Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 1 and the annual Sheboygan County Fair Night racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 2.

With a field of 23 IRA 410 Sprint Cars signed in for the Harry Neitzel Tribute at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Hartmann qualified 14th overall with a lap of 17.088 seconds on the cavernous track commonly known as the “horsepower half mile.”

The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award winner started and finished fifth in the second eight-lap IRA heat race.

After starting 14th in the 20-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute A main, Hartmann came home with a 19th place showing.

The Plymouth, Wis.-based team returned to its home track on Saturday, Sept. 2 for the annual Sheboygan County Fair Night racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Hartmann qualified 14th in the 30-car field with a time of 12.262 around the familiar confines of the historic third-mile clay oval.

The fourth-year Sprint Car competitor started and finished fifth in the second eight-lap IRA heat race to earn a transfer spot to the main event. Hartmann rolled off 14th and endured three caution flags to register a 19th place finish in the 30-lap IRA headliner.

The 19th place showing marked Hartmann’s 20th top-20 A-main showing in 30 events during the 2023 campaign.

Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team are set to embark on a big weekend in the Northern and Western portions of the state of Wisconsin, starting Friday, Sept. 8 at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. for the Northern Nationals.

The WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks and Midwest Mods will also be on the card.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the 87A Hartmann Racing team will travel to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the prestigious 23rd annual Jerry Richert Memorial.

The all-Sprint Car program will also feature the Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars and Traditional Sprint Cars.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

All IRA events during the 2023 season are streamed live on FloRacing.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Holler n Hills Bar & Grill

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is pleased to welcome Holler n Hills Bar & Grill as a sponsorship partner for the 2023 season.

Located at 5837 South Business Drive in Sheboygan, Wis., offers a variety of sandwiches, entrees, appetizers and drink options. In addition, Holler n Hills features live music, karaoke and special events on selected evenings.

To contact Holler n Hills, call (920) 783-8005, email hollernhills3@gmail.com or visit the Holler n Hills Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hollernhills/.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Austin Hartmann - 87A Hartmann Racing

2023 Remaining IRA Schedule

Friday, Sept. 8 – Gondik 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 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 30

IRA Events – 24

World of Outlaws Events – 3

All Star Events – 4

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 1

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 6

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 10

Top 20 A Main Finishes – 20

Heat Race Victories – 2

Dash Appearances – 6

Dash Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Arenz puts home track knowledge on display in top-five Plymouth IRA run

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 6, 2023 – As the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series turns down the home stretch, Travis Arenz and the members of the Travis Arenz Motorsports team continue to string together impressive performances in their first full season of 410 Sprint Car competition.

After battling through an engine hiccup during the sixth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 1, Arenz bounced back with a strong fourth-place A-main showing at the team’s home track – The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. during the annual 2023 Sheboygan County Fair Night event on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Labor Day weekend of IRA doubleheader action kicked off on Friday, Sept. 1 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway “horsepower half mile” facility. With 23 IRA 410 Sprint cars on hand, Arenz qualified ninth with a lap of 17.002 seconds.

After starting on the outside of the front row in the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Arenz pulled into the infield on lap 3 with an ailing motor and was scored seventh in the race.

The engine issue prompted the team to turn to its back-up car for the 20-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute A main. After rolling off 22nd, Arenz worked his way up to place 15th in the race, which was won by Scotty Thiel.

“We definitely struggled at Dodge a little,” Arenz said. “In the heat race, the motor got warm and I lost power. We found water coming out of the head studs and we ended up losing a head gasket. My crew and I decided the best option was to get the back-up car down. We had to start in the back for the feature, but we were able to pass seven cars. Finishing in one piece was the goal, after the rough start.”

The following night, the team returned to the familiar confines of The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. for the annual Sheboygan County Fair Night IRA Sprint Car event and the fifth 2023 IRA appearance at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds third-mile clay oval track.

With 30 cars on hand, Arenz turned in a fast lap of 11.973 seconds to qualify third overall. The 16th year driver then started and finished fourth in the third eight-lap IRA heat race.

The 2021 and 2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car champion lined up on the pole of the first four-lap IRA dash and led throughout to notch his second IRA dash victory of the 2023 season and nail down the pole for the 30-lap main event.

Arenz rode the low groove to lead the first four laps of the 30-lap headliner from the pole. On lap five, outside front row starter Jake Neuman swept past the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver into the lead along the cushion.

Following a caution on lap 8, Bill Balog relegated Arenz to third. After two more caution periods, Joel Myers Jr. slipped past Arenz in the closing laps to take over third. Arenz went on to secure a fourth place showing for his 12 top-five and 14 top-10 A-main finishes during the 2023 season in a race won by Jake Neuman.

“Plymouth was definitely one of our better nights,” Arenz said. “We qualified third quick, made the dash, won the dash and started on the pole of the feature. I made a few mistakes driving and didn’t always hit my marks in the A main, but had to try something on a few laps to try to make clean passes. I finished fourth, but, overall, I can’t complain.”

The Plymouth event also marked the conclusion of the 2023 Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown with Arenz earning a runner-up finish behind Brenham Crouch in the five-race series.

Arenz and 25T Travis Arenz Motorsports team will travel to the Northern and Western portions of the state of Wisconsin for the first time this weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 8 at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. for the Northern Nationals.

The WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks and Midwest Mods will also be on the card. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Travis Arenz Motorsports team is scheduled to make its debut at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the prestigious 23rd annual Jerry Richert Memorial.

The all-Sprint Car program will also feature the Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars and Traditional Sprint Cars.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

“I’m excited to go to Superior and Cedar Lake this upcoming weekend, as they are two tracks I have never raced at before,” Arenz said.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

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 Service, Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, 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, Bobby Bonelli and Trevor Hittman (public relations).

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 – Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill

Travis Arenz Motorsports is pleased to have Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill on board as a sponsorship partner for the team’s rookie season of competition with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series in 2023.

Located at 202 East Elizabeth St. in Plymouth, Wis., Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill is a cozy, friendly, small town corner bar serving cold drinks, hot pizza and fun in an atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Contact Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill by phone at 920-400-1015 or email inthebagsheboygan@gmail.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Travis Arenz Motorsports

Remaining 2023 IRA Schedule

Friday, Sept. 8 – Gondik 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 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Travis Arenz Motorsports

410 Sprint Car

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 25

IRA Events – 24

All Star Events – 3

A Main Victories – 1

Top Five A Main Finishes – 12

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 14

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 19

Top 20 A Main Finishes – 20

Heat Race Victories – 3

B Main Victories – 0

Dash Appearances – 6

Dash Victories – 2

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports

360 Sprint Car

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 2

A Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0

Heat Race Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 1

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING DEBUTS AT BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (September 6, 2023) – The highly-anticipated debut for Western Midget Racing at Bakersfield Speedway hits the dirt this Saturday night, with the field of drivers aiming to strike black gold and make history as the first series winner at the historic speedway. A bevy of racing divisions will be competing including Pro Stocks, BCRA vs. California Lightning Sprints, So-Cal Dwarf Cars, NMRA Midgets, and Hard Tops.

Grandstands open at 4pm and racing begins at 6pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 65 and older, kids 6-12 are $10, and kids 5 and under are free! Military are also admitted free of charge and parking is free.

Oakley’s Bryant Bell holds a scant ten-point advantage over Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell as the field charges to Bakersfield. Bell has scored four victories including two wins at Petaluma Speedway, a track that shares similarities to the Bakersfield Speedway. Bell drives for Boscacci Racing in the No. 09 Spike sponsored by Toyota of Walnut Creek.

Mitchell remains hungry for his first career series win in the No. 96 Boss Chassis for Price Rite Restaurant Equipment and Mayer Iron.

2022 defending champion Blake Bower ranks third in the standings followed by the rapidly improving rookie driver Darin Horton of Linley, New York in the Sigal Sport-backed No. 66 Spike.

Greg Dennett of Livermore leads the BCRA vs. California Lightning Sprints Civil War standings entering Bakersfield and will race double duty on Saturday in the Western Midget Racing action as well from fifth in the points.

The balance of the top-ten is teenager Adrianna DeMartini, Nate Wait, four-time 2023 points race winner Drake Edwards, Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse, and rookie Anthony Bruno.

Following Bakersfield, the series makes its second 2023 stop at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on September 30. The 2023 Western Midget Racing championship will be decided on October 21 at Ventura Raceway.

For more information visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway NON POINTS – Winner: Dustin Cormany

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway NON POINTS – Winner: Drake Edwards

3.31 Ocean Speedway - RAIN

4.1 Antioch Speedway - RAIN

4.29 Ventura Raceway – Winner: Bryant Bell

5.12 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

5.13 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.9 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

6.10 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.14 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Blake Bower

7.28 Ocean Speedway Winner: Blake Bower

7.29 Antioch Speedway Winner: Drake Edwards

8.11 Ocean Speedway Winner: Bryant Bell

8.12 Marysville Raceway Winner: Drake Edwards

9.9 Bakersfield Speedway

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

Reinhardt Impressive With Three Top Fives for Grove Racing In Ohio

Team Carrying Momentum Into Lucrative Tuscarora 50 Weekend

Orrville, OH – September 6, 2023

Kyle Reinhardt has been turning heads since he joined the Grove Racing team in mid-August. They have been consistently fast and in the thick of the battle every night.

The next step for Reinhardt and the team is to consistently get the finishes they are capable of. The two day Attica Ambush with the All Star Circuit of Champions was their next chance to check that box and they did.

DATE: September 1, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Attica Ambush – Night 1 Track: Attica Raceway Park City, State: Attica, OH Quick Stats: 36 cars, Qualifying 1st in Group 2, Heat 4th (4), Dash 4th (8), A-main 3rd (4)

DATE: September 2, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions Event: Attica Ambush – Night 2 Track: Attica Raceway Park City, State: Attica, OH Quick Stats: 38 cars, Qualifying 1st in Group 1, Heat 5th (4), Dash 8th (7), A-main 4th (8)

DATE: September 3, 2023

Info: Grove Racing No.45 Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial Track: Wayne County Speedway City, State: Orrville, OH Quick Stats: 37 cars, Qualifying 10th in Group 2, Heat 2nd (5), A-main 2nd (10)

Send It!

Reinhardt rolled into Attica Raceway Park along with 35 other teams to open the month of September.

The third-mile oval has challenged Reinhardt in his handful of starts there, but he opened this night by turning in the quickest lap in his group and transferring through his heat to earn a spot in the Dash.

While the redraw wasn’t friendly to Reinhardt, handing him the 8th starting spot for the 6-lap race, he overcame it with a charge to a 4th place finish.

Going from outside row two in the 35-lap A-main, Reinhardt made it clear from the drop of the green that he was going to be a factor. By lap four he was in the runner up spot and challenging leader Kerry Madsen.

Reinhardt dogged Madsen for the next 25 circuits but couldn’t get by. Following a late restart, he went for it. He dove low into turn one, but Madsen slammed the door late. The Neptune City, NJ native nearly spun but was able to gather his No.45 up and get back in the gas.

The lost momentum was enough for Tyler Courtney to slip by. With only a few laps remaining, Reinhardt wasn’t able to reclaim the spot and settled for a 3rd place finish.

Definitely on the Right Track

Saturday’s $12,000 to win Attica Ambush finale drew a field of 38 teams to try to collect a big payday.

Reinhardt proved Friday was no fluke. He kicked off Saturday night’s qualifying by ripping the quickest lap in his group in the Grove Racing, Capitol Renegade, Bakers Mobile Home Transport, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.45.

Reinhardt once again transferred through his heat and put himself and his team in the Dash. He wasn’t able to gain any track position through the dash, but in the 40-lap A-main, he moved forward.

From the 8th starting spot, Reinhardt worked his way to the 4th spot by lap eight. He was unable to climb further but held a firm grasp on 4th all the way to the checkered flag.

“We came out of the Ambush with a P3 and a P4. My best showing at Attica for sure.“, Reinhardt said. “Caught the yellows at the wrong time on Friday. Laid it all out (on Friday night) and went for it (the win) but ended up paying the price.”

“I’m excited to keep rolling with this Grove Racing No.45!”

Pass 'Em Twice If You Have To

The Grove Racing team and Reinhardt traveled to Wayne County Speedway on Sunday night for the $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial.

The 37-car field was split into two flights for qualifying. Reinhardt timed 10th quickest in his group, putting him 5th on the grid for his heat race.

The team’s adjustments following time trials were on point and Reinhardt quickly charged from 5th to a 2nd place finish.

Reinhardt started 10th in the 30-lap A-main and immediately went on the charge. By lap two he was passing for 7th when contact in traffic got him out of shape on the backstretch and dropped him to 14th in the running order.

Knowing he had a very good race car; Reinhardt went right back to work. He broke into the top ten again on lap twelve. His march continued as he cracked the top five on lap twenty one.

When the dust finally settled, Reinhardt was 2nd. It was a great run but a missed opportunity too, he felt.

“Really happy with our speed but a bit disappointed with this finish to be honest. Had a great start and was already up three spots and got turned on the backstretch. Dropped to 14th and raced all the way back to 2nd, so a great run overall.“, Reinhardt said.

“Hopefully we can carry this momentum into Port Royal for the Tuscarora 50 week.“

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com. Up Next

Reinhardt and the Grove Racing No.45 team will head to Port Royal Speedway for a three day program that culminates with the 56th Annual Tuscarora 50 which will award the winner with $56,000.

Follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule updates.

Season Stats

46 races, 1 wins, 8 top 5’s, 25 top 10’s, 32 top 15’s

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Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

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Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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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 Coors Banquet Beer Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

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KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

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DMI

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HP Engines

Titan Wings

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Hagar Ties Season-Best Win Mark With 16 th Triumph After Benton Speedway Sweep

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2023) - Derek Hagar swept the 410ci winged sprint car program last Saturday at Benton Speedway to capture his 16 th feature victory of the season.

That is tied for his most wins in a single season, which he also produced in 2014 and in 2016.

"We have plenty of room still left to get more wins," he said. "It's getting tougher racing the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, Short Track Nationals and other tough races. We've raced with the best of them this year and beat some of the best so I'm hoping we can get at least one more and my goal is to hit that 20-win mark."

The efficient night behind the wheel of Paul Hart's No. 44 began with a charge from fourth to win a heat race. Hagar then claimed the dash and the feature from the pole position.

"We got there and had a decent pill draw," he said. "We won the heat race and that put us in a four-car dash. We led every lap of it and started on the pole of the feature and led every lap of the 25-lap feature. It was a good night. We had some good, consistent laps. We got to traffic with about three or four laps to go. I really couldn't move around and Brad Bowden showed me his nose in turn two. It got tight there for a minute, but I was able to get past lapped cars to secure a win."

The weekend began on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., where Hagar drove the McCord Farms 305ci winged sprint car. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to earn the third starting position in the A Main.

"We had a stellar run going," Hagar said. "Mr. McCord did a heck of a job getting the race car together and able to contend for the win. We took the lead on the first lap and led three or four laps. Going down the back straightaway it was like I hit the kill switch. Come to find out the rotor button in the magneto exploded. If you race often enough stuff like that will happen."

Hagar was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 14th-place result.

Next up will be double duty this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where Hagar will pilot his 360ci winged sprint car and the McCord Farms 305 winged sprint car.

"The way I mentally prepare myself is to do the same thing every week," he said. "I try to have a game plan for a situation that hasn't even happened yet and I think that gets me prepared for race day on top of working out. It makes Saturday where I can just think about the race night with a good peace of mind and I think that plays into the success we've had."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 14 (3).

Sept. 2 - Benton Speedway in Benton, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 16 wins, 18 top fives, 18 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DynoTech Performance Race Engines

DynoTech Performance Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop based in Memphis, Tenn., and operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ricky has been doing our engines since the beginning," Hagar said. "We've had great success. Every time we get something from him it's reliable. It makes it easy on the pocket book knowing you have something that will last."

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Garner Four Top 10s During Weekend in Washington State

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel produced a pair of top fives and four top 10s during four World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in Washington State last weekend.

Gravel kicked off the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger last Thursday by qualifying third quickest. He finished second in a heat race and third in the dash before closing the night with an eighth-place finish in the A Main.

Friday featured improvement as Gravel set quick time during qualifying before winning both a heat race and the dash. He finished the feature fifth.

The event concluded on Saturday with Gravel timing in ninth quickest. He ended third in a heat race before maneuvering from ninth to fifth place in main event.

A tough pill draw hampered the Big Game Motorsports driver on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he timed in 22 nd quickest. However, a charge from eighth to fourth place in a heat race started him 10 th in the feature. A strong opening lap gained Gravel multiple positions before he worked his way to a sixth-place result.

Next up is the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. Gravel's preliminary night is Friday before the event finale on Saturday. He won a World of Outlaws race at the track in September 2021.

He enters the event ranked second in the World of Outlaws championship standings - only 82 points out of the lead.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (3).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (1).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (9).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 6 (10).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 10 wins, 42 top fives, 53 top 10s, 59 top 15s, 59 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions 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 oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series 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 .

 

 

"APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS" FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT SHARON; 7 DIVISIONS IN ACTION; "410" SPRINTS HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT

 September 6, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)…After a weekend off, Sharon Speedway returns to action this weekend with two shows part of the "Apple Festival Nationals". Friday night (September 8) is presented by A&MP Electric and will feature a complete show for both the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modifieds and the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks. Saturday night (September 9) is presented by Stackhouse Construction and will feature a complete show for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods will contest their heat races on Friday night with the remainder of their programs on Saturday night. Racing begins at 7 p.m. both nights.

After a one-year hiatus, the "Apple Festival Nationals" return in the next-to-last event of the 94th anniversary season and will be highlighted by the "410" Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start. Saturday's appearance by the "410" Sprint Cars will be the final tune-up before the September 23 visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars.

The Sprints have competed eight times this season with five different winners. Dave Blaney won the May 13 opener, backed that up by winning another $3,000 in his next appearance on June 3 for Western PA Speedweek, and most recently won the "Wednesday Night Thunder" show on August 30 for his 37th career Sharon "410" victory. Donny Schatz won his first Sharon "410" race when the World of Outlaws visited on May 20 for $10,000 and Tyler Courtney did the same for the "Lou Blaney Memorial" under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction. Dale Blaney won the first "Wednesday Night Thunder" event then picked up his second win on July 21. Michael Bauer became the third driver of the season to win his first career Sharon "410" race when he won on July 29.

After competing on August 27 and August 30, the Big-Block Modifieds presented by Alcon Mechanical, Autism Awareness, King Bros. Ready Mix Concrete, King's Sanitary Services, and Russ King Racing will return for their third straight appearance, which will be their season finale. This time the ground pounders will battle for $2,500 to-win, $250 to-start with their heat races on Friday night and the conclusion of the show on Saturday night.

Back on June 17, Garrett Krummert ended a near eight-year winless drought in the division to take the $1,500 main event. On July 8, the BRP Tour made their only appearance of the season and it was Canadian invader Mat Williamson earning his first career Sharon victory, worth $2,500, as there were 40 cars on hand! Rex King, Jr. became the third different winner thanks to a last lap pass of Will Thomas III to earn $1,500 on August 27. And most recently, Williamson returned on the "Wednesday Night Thunder" show and won $2,000.

The UMP Modifieds will be making their fourth appearance of 2023 as they will run their entire show on Friday night for $1,000 to-win, $100 to-start. Thus far this season, Bud Watson was victorious on July 22 for his first career Sharon Speedway victory. Watson became the 61st different winner all-time at Sharon between the former 1/2-mile and current 3/8-mile, while Ty Rhoades won the August 5 event. Dave Hess, Jr. won the most recent event on August 19 taking the "Bill Gabrielson Memorial" for more than $4,100! Friday's event is also part of the "Local's Cup" Series with Raceway 7, Eriez Speedway, and Mercer Raceway.

Like the UMP Mods, the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks will also be running their entire show on Friday night for $1,000 to-win, $100 to-start. The Stocks will be running the second annual "Fallen Drivers Tribute" presented by the Jasinski Family and Race-1. It was announced this week that quick-change rear ends will be allowed, but must have steel tubes, steel snouts, steel trailing arms, and be mounted in stock locations.

The only repeat winner in 10 Pro Stock features this season has been Tim Bish! Bish won the opener for his first career Sharon victory and also won the first twin feature on July 21. Jordan Perkins, Jackson Humanic, Cody Koteles, and most recently Tyler Dietz have also been first time Sharon winners this season. Standouts Curt J. Bish and Chris Schneider won during the "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals", while Jason Fosnaught ended a five-year winless drought winning one of the $3,500 features on July 22. Bobby Whitling won on August 5.

The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will be competing in their richest Sharon race in history with $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start. They will run heat races on Friday with the balance of the program on Saturday night. The RUSH Sprints have had between 22-24 cars at each of their five completed events this season. RUSH's four-time champion and current $5,000 Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series points leader, Chad Ruhlman, won the first four events before Blaze Myers ended his run at the last event on August 19.

The HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will not only be running in their final race of the season, but also the finale for the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series. Defending champion Ben Easler currently leads Ayden Cipriano, by just four points. The RUSH Mods will run their heats on Friday night with the balance of their program on Saturday night. Also on Saturday will be their annual "Manufacturers Night" with over $16,000 in valuable products distributed to eligible racers! Easler leads the way with three victories, while Cipirano, who leads RUSH's $3,5000 Weekly Series Championship, is the only other repeat winner with two. Other winners include Garrett Krummert, JC Boyer, and Rob Kristyak.

The Whelen Econo Mods will be the seventh different division that will compete during the weekend. Like the RUSH Mods, the Econo Mods will also race for $800 to-win, $160 to-start with their heats on Friday night and balance of the program on Saturday night. There have been five different winners in seven races this season. 2019 champion, Dustin DeMattia, won the May 13 opener. Jeremy Double won on May 27 then the most recent show on August 27 as he upped his all-time career win total to 20. Will Thomas III collected his ninth career win in the division on June 3. Jacob Eucker topped a season high 24-car field on July 29 then went back-to-back winning on August 5 for his 16th career win in the division. Garrett Calvert won on August 19.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the UMP Modifieds on Friday night and the Big-Block Modifieds on Saturday night. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

Complete payoffs for all divisions are available at the following link: https://www.sharonspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=866471. There is no registration or entry fee. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://sharonspeedway.myracepass.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=713060. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25.

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Each night, pit passes will go on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5. Heat races begin at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Group qualifying for the "410" Sprints will be at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday with racing at 7.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 is $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Patio seating upgrades are just $10 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. Tickets are available through https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35 each night. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. Camping is $25 for the weekend and must be reserved through the following link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/rv-trailer-tent-camping-tickets-122979

There will be no racing next weekend. The final event of the 2023 season will be Saturday, September 23 as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return for $10,000 to-win and will be joined by the Whelen Econo Mods. Tickets are available through the WoO at https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89858#/event/E89858/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=35&maxPrice=40&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Set for 410ci Winged Sprint Car Debut at Gold Cup Race of Champions With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending much of his 2023 season focusing on running winged sprint cars, Ashton Torgerson looks to build off of a successful rookie campaign and this week’s Gold Cup Race of Champions as he will make his 410ci debut and battle the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series aboard an entry fielded by Clayton Snow.

“It has been a great year in the 360ci,” Ashton Torgerson said. “I am fortunate that we have won a couple of races and been competitive, and it has me eager and excited to take the next step.”

Coming off of a strong showing during Northwest Speedweek that saw Torgerson pick up his second feature event win of the 2023 season at Southern Oregon Speedway, Torgerson is set for his biggest test yet as he goes to battle against the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series.

The pairing with Snow is a familiar one for Torgerson as he and Clayton Snow worked together when Torgerson first got into racing on the dirt.

While Torgerson is excited for the opportunity to compete at the highest level this week, Snow is eager to team up with the young talent.

“I am really excited to see what Ashton Torgerson can do behind the wheel of a winged 410ci Sprint Car,” Clayton Snow said. “He is a raw talent, and I have been fortunate to know him for over a decade and be around much of his racing adventures. It should be a fun week with the World of Outlaws.”

Before Torgerson gets in the Snow Racing entry, he will be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night to officially kick off the 69th running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is set for the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions taking place at Silver Dollar Speedway this Wednesday – Saturday.

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

 

 

ESS Set For Completion of 8/4 Event at Utica Rome, Weedsport Return This Weekend

By Curtis Berleue (Vernon, NY) | As the summer starts to fade away and turn to fall, the Empire Super Sprints 40th Anniversary tour enters the final two months of action. A common theme throughout the season has been doubleheader weekends, and the final one of the year is on tap this coming weekend with the final visit to the Utica Rome Speedway on Friday September 8, and the only visit of 2023 to the Weedsport Speedway on Saturday September 9.

The August 4th event at Utica Rome Speedway fell victim to Mother Nature after heats and the Cobra Coaches Dash had been completed. As such, this Friday will see the remainder of the program only with hot laps, the B-Main and finally the A-Main for the 360 sprints.

Saturday, the tour moves just west down the thru-way to Weedsport for the first time since September of last year. On that night, Larry Wight was victorious, and is sure to be tough to reckon with again as he is every time he straps into a sprint car as evidenced by his charge through the pack last Friday at Brewerton. Saturdays Cobra Coaches Dash series dash will be presented by Monroe Mechanical Services, Inc., paying $100 to the winner of the 4 lap shootout.

Defending champion Jordan Poirier still holds the points lead over Shawn Donath and Jason Barney. Dylan Swiernik currently sits in 4th position, and Jeff Cook moved into the top 5 after last weeks doubleheader at Brewerton and Fulton.

Gate times, admission prices and nightly schedules for each of this weekends events can be found on the tracks web and social media pages, along with the Empire Super Sprints social media pages.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, September 8 – Utica Rome Speedway – Vernon, NY ($2,000 to Win Make-Up Feature from 8/4)

Saturday, September 9 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Saturday, September 16 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, ONT ($10,000 to Win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, no points)

 

 

Kaleb Johnson to sub for Chase Randall in TKS Motorsports’ upcoming visit to Shelby County

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (September 6, 2023) - With Waco, Texas, hotshot Chase Randall getting the call to drive for Paul Silva and Silva Motorsports in the upcoming Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Kaleb Johnson, who finished seventh in Huset’s Speedway’s overall championship standings, will officially take the reins of the TKS Motorsports No. 2KS, filling the seat for the upcoming Cyclone Classic at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.

Although creating a slight hiccup in their September plans, Troy and Tammy Renfro of TKS Motorsports are excited for Randall’s opportunity, hoping for positive results while the Mitchellville, Iowa-based operation prepares for Johnson’s arrival at Shelby County.

“We are very excited for Chase. This is a great opportunity and I’m sure he will do a great job,” Troy Renfro, owner of the Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Custom Plumbing Inc, No. 2KS sprint car, said. “We’re excited to have Kaleb Johnson join us on such short notice. He’s also a young kid with a ton of talent and I’m sure he’ll help us achieve great things at the Cyclone Classic.”


ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2023 campaign with an off weekend, followed by Shelby County Speedway’s two-day Cyclone Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, 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, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 TKS MOTORSPORTS TEAM STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 8

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Ian Madsen Hard Charged from 16th to finish eighth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27. Finished tenth from 15th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall finished third in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Rallied from 21st to 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 8. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 15. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22 - Hard Charger Award. Rallied from 19th to finish 11th during All Star Circuit of Champions action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Chase Randall finished second in the Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event on Wednesday, August 9. Finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12.

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.

 

 

Sprint-car crown jewel Hockett-McMillin Memorial up next after Lucas Oil Speedway takes this weekend off

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 6, 2023) - Following a busy stretch of action, racing at Lucas Oil Speedway will take this weekend off before one of the season's biggest sprint-car events makes it annual visit to Wheatland.

The 13th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial, featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car division and the POWRi WAR Sprints, is set for three big nights at the speedway, Sept. 14-16.

The pre-entry list closed at 94 for the ASCS winged sprints and officials have decided to split the field the first two nights, with $3,000-to-win features culminating those programs. Drivers will earn points each time they hit the track Thursday and Friday nights to help determine their starting position for the final night.

This year’s list of entrants is comprised of drivers from 17 states (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraksa, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas).

Drivers can still pre-register by contacting Terry Mattox via email to terry@ascsracing.com. Drivers entering now will be placed on a qualifying night.

Thursday Night Qualifiers:
1JR Steven Russell
1K Kelby Watt
1P Curtis Evans
1T Joshua Tyre
2 Chase Porter
3 Howard Moore
4W Jamie Ball
6 Christopher Townsend
7B Ben Brown
7C Chris Morgan
7M Chance Morton
8 Alex Sewell
8M Kade Morton
9C Chase Randall
9$ Kyle Clark
9JR Derek Hagar
10 Landon Britt
10C Jeremy Campbell
11 Roger Crockett
11M Michael Tyre
12X Garet Williamson
13 Elijah Gile
14M Randy Martin
16 Hannah Merritt
22S Slater Helt
23 Lance Moss
31 Casey Wills
41 Mackenzie Borchers
44 Ronny Howard
44C Chris Martin
45X Kyler Johnson
51B Joe B. Miller
52 Blake Hahn
55 Brandon Anderson
57 Billy Butler
71 Channin Tankersley
73 Samuel Wagner
75 Tyler Blank
86 Timothy Smith
88 Austin McCarl
91 Michael Day
91K Austin O'Neal
91T Tyler Thomas
97 Kevin Cummings
98P Miles Paulus
99D Tucker Daly

Friday Night Qualifiers:
1 Sean McClelland
1H Hank Davis
1X Jake Bubak
2C Wayne Johnson
2J Zach Blurton
2X Tony Rustad
3Z Zach Davis
4C Chase Richards
4M Cameron Martin
4X Brad Bowden
5 Ernie Morriss
9C Tony Crank
10K Jordan Knight
10K1 Dewayne White
12M Greg Merritt
12 Jeffrey Newell
13C Chase Howard
14 Jordon Mallett
14E Kyle Bellm
14T Travis Oldfield
15D Andrew Deal
16S Steven Howell
18 Ryan Roberts
18X Nathan Ryun
19 Ayrton Gennetten
20 Kelsey Ivy
21 Kameron Key
22K Kaleb Johnson
22M Rees Moran
27 Carson McCarl
32 Riley Valentine
32D Daryn Langford
33 Alan Zoutte
36 Jason Martin
37 Ayden Gatewood
41H Colton Hardy
47 Dale Howard
52D Skyler Daly
71B Brady Baker
74 Tucker Boulton
77 Jack Wagner
83 Kurt Mueller
87J Jace Park
96S Brandon Sampson
95 Matt Covington
97M Scotty Milan
187 Landon Crawley
938 Bradley Fezard

Event points are awarded each time a driver takes a competitive green flag. These points are used to set the field for Saturday and are not used to set lineups during a preliminary night. A driver may not switch nights once they pull onto the track to qualify.

Qualifying and heat race points are awarded: 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3
B-Feature Points, starting with the first non-qualifier, are awarded: 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, etc.

A-Feature points are awarded: 150, 142, 135, 130, 125, 122, 119, 116, 113, 110, 108, 106, 104, 102, 100, 98, 96, 94, 92, 90, 89, 88

Following the completion of Friday’s program, event points will be totaled with the Top eight locked in, straight up, into Saturday’s A-Feature. All other drivers will be lined up into four Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday. Any ties in event points will be broken by the driver with the faster qualifying time.

ASCS purse structure for Thursday and Friday:
A-Feature: 1. $3,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,100; 4. $1,000; 5. $800 6. $700; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $475; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12. $400 13. $400; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; Any non-transferring driver will be paid $100.

ASCS purse structure for Saturday:
A-Feature: 1. $10,000; 2. $5,000; 3. $2,500; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,150; 7. $1,100; 8. $1,000; 9. $900; 10. $800; 11. $700; 12. $600; 13. $550; 14. $525; 15. $500; 16. $475; 17. $450; 18. $425; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; Any non-transferring driver will be paid $100.

The Hockett-McMillin Memorial recognizes the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Mo., who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Wayne Johnson won last year's ASCS Winged Sprint portion of the event while Chase Randall captured the POWRi WAR Sprint feature.

Thursday, Sept. 14 admission
Advance Discount Tickets online only (16 and up) - $22
Adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6 to 15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass - $60
Pit Pass - $45
3-Day Pit Pass - $135

Friday, Sept. 15 admission
Advance Discount Tickets online only (16 and up) - $22
Adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6 to 15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass - $60
Pit Pass - $45

Saturday, Sept. 16 admission
Advance Discount Tickets online only (16 and up) - $32
Adults (16 and up) - $35
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $32
Youth (6 to 15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass - $80
Pit Pass - $45

For information on any event at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2023 contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Late Restart Hinders DeCaires at NorCal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night one week removed from a turbulent weekend of racing action, Bubba DeCaires had a very strong run going in the feature event until a late restart resulted in him getting squeezed into the field and ultimately turned around while running in 10th.

“Saturday night was interesting with the way the track played out after all the rain Placerville Speedway took on last week,” Bubba DeCaires said. “We had a nice run going in the feature, but on a late restart I got pinched into the infield in turns one and two and ultimately spun.”

With nearly 30 cars in the pit area for the track’s final 360ci event of the 2023 season, DeCaires timed the Thompson’s Toyota/Morrison Concrete/MaxSells.Net backed No.94 in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running a unique format for the shootout, heat races were inverted by six rather than the usual four that we are accustomed to, and finishing points dictated who transferred to the feature event.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver did lose one spot as he finished fourth, but his heat points tallied with his qualifying points put him in the 30-lapper feature as he took the green flag from the 16th starting position.

Despite the track staying extremely fast all night with the amount of rain it took on, passing was still prevalent in the feature and it allowed DeCaires to work his way forward.

Carving his way around the mile bullring, DeCaires worked his way into the Top-10 late in the race.

A restart with six-to-go changed the look of DeCaries race however, as another car came across his front end and resulted in him getting into the infield berm and spinning out.

Going back to 16th for the final six-laps, DeCaires brought his entry hoe with a 15th place finish.

“It was a little bit of a bummer to have our night go like that with how last weekend went,” DeCaires said. “I was looking forward to running again on Sunday, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards with the weather.”

DeCaires would like to thank Thompson’s Toyota, Morrison Concrete, MaxSells.Net, Wion’s Body Shop, and El Dorado Hills Landscaping for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: DeCaires will be idle for a few weeks before taking to Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway in October for the Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Bubba DeCaires by following him on Twitter @G5DeCaires or on Instagram @gregdecaires94.

 

 

POINTS CHASES DOWN TO THE WIRE AS EPIC RACEWEAR PRESENTS CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY AT OHSWEKEN

Article Credit: Brent Otchere

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 6, 2023) – The 26th season of racing at Ohsweken Speedway will continue this Friday, September 8 when Epic Racewear presents Championship Friday. The championship chases are still very close in all four of the track’s weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions – the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Cory Turner entered the 2023 season as the reigning 360 Sprint Car champion, but Mike Bowman has turned everything upside down during a breakout rookie season. Bowman has scored five wins and finished in the top five in eight out of the 11 A-Mains. Bowman will enter Friday night as the division leader by 23 points over Ryan Turner. Liam Martin is four points behind Ryan Turner, with Cory Turner seven points behind Martin; both are still in the hunt for the championship as well, while spots in the coveted top 15 are still up for grabs. Bowman can clinch the title with a top ten finish on Friday.

Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars 2022 Crate Sprint Car champ Lucas Smith graduated to 360’s this year, along with several of his rivals. This allowed some returning veterans and up-and-coming talent to contend for the 2023 title in the ever-growing Crate Sprint division. Mack DeMan has been a standout driver with three wins and 12 top fives, and has the points lead despite missing a points-paying race earlier this season. Jesse Costa is hot on DeMan’s heels, just four points behind. Steve Murdock is chasing the two former 360 Sprint Car drivers and picked up his first Crate Sprint Car victory last Friday. Murdock is 73 points behind the points leader though, meaning the title fight will come down to DeMan and Costa as long as they both start Friday’s A-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks Dave Bailey entered the 2023 season as the defending Thunder Stock champion after collecting his sixth consecutive championship. The 2023 season has proved to be a competitive one, as 2022 championship runner-up Ryan Beagle picked up right were he left off last season; Beagle will go into the final race as the championship leader with a record of five wins and nine top fives. Bailey has a pair of wins and is only one point behind Beagle though, and to make things even more interesting, Kyle Wert has also asserted himself as a title contender. Wert’s two A-Main wins and consistency have him sitting in third in the standings, only six points behind Beagle.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks The 2022 season saw Tyler Lafantaise dominate the division and pick up the Mini Stock title but he did not return to defend, instead focusing on Thunder Stocks. With the championship up for grabs, the 2023 season has been red hot with competition. Three drivers have a good shot at the championship, with Ashton Dickie ahead of Ryan Hillar by one point, while Mike Sarantakos is just 11 points behind the leader. Jeff Elsiger still has an outside shot at the championship as well. Consistency has been key, as Dickie and Hillar each have just one A-Main win.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway The 2023 track championships will come down to the wire on Friday, September 8. Race time is 7:30PM. Adult grandstand admission is $20, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.

Northern Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! The best Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16 for the Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites are on sale online at www.ohswekenspeedway.com or by phone at 519-717-0023. DIRECT TICKET & CAMPING LINK: https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/

Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for FREE on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube, OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY on Facebook, or visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com to watch.

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Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing prepare to tackle the Gold Cup Race of Champions

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA…With one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing on tap, Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing head into it fresh off another top-five finish during the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout last Saturday.

Cox began the evening by timing-in ninth overall during a cowboy up qualifying session aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

The 29-year-old then started fourth in his heat race and climbed into second with a few laps remaining, where he eventually went on to finish.

After points were tabulated from qualifying and heats, he drew the seven in the redraw, placing him inside row four during the feature. A fast surface with a big Placerville Speedway curb made for some intense racing that saw him running around eighth at the midway point.

With six-circuits remaining he moved into sixth and then gained an additional spot one-lap later. He ultimately crossed the checkered flag in fifth after 30 hard fought laps of competition.

“Placerville was a different challenge than normal, but I enjoyed the bit of character that it had, “Cox stated. “Drawing the seven pill was not ideal and we unfortunately got caught up in some contact halfway through, which broke the jacobs ladder. In doing so, it severely affected the balance of the car and I had to limp it home. We ended up getting some free spots though and got a solid top-five.”

Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing now turn their attention to the 69th running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

On Wednesday night Cox brings the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards point lead into the annual Pacific Sprint Cup. With four events remaining in the SCCT season he maintains a 45-point lead going into the show.

Then on Friday the BHR No. 42x will compete in its Gold Cup preliminary night with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. It marks the first Winged 410 Sprint Car start for the team since mid-July and sets the stage for Saturday’s grand finale.

“I’m looking forward to this week, as the Gold Cup is a special race and one that I spent many years attending with some of my oldest friends growing up, “Cox commented. “It’s awesome to see it gaining some traction again and turning back into a huge event. I’m also excited to get going again with our 410 program against the best in the business.”

The Pacific Sprint Cup on Wednesday can be viewed via www.calidirt.tv while the remainder of Gold Cup is live on www.dirtvision.com

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Wednesday September 6th: Silver Dollar Speedway – Sprint Car Challenge Tour (Pacific Sprint Cup)
Friday September 8th: Silver Dollar Speedway – World of Outlaws (Gold Cup)
Saturday September 9th: Silver Dollar Speedway – World of Outlaws (Gold Cup)

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Dietrich activates big September slate with stout Labor Day weekend performances; Tuscarora 50 begins Thursday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 5, 2023) – A long, holiday weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country always results in a big agenda for the state’s top open wheel competitors, and Gettysburg’s own Danny Dietrich certainly took advantage of the opportunity, ultimately concluding his four-race stretch on September 1-4 with four straight top-ten scores, all of which highlighted with a runner-up performance in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic X finale on Sunday, September 3. The former Lincoln Speedway track champion was nearly one spot better, and although a last corner pass secured the top spot briefly, eventual winner, Brent Marks, escaped the attempt and clinched the $20,000 payday.

Other holiday weekend highlights for 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, include a third-place result in Williams Grove Speedway’s Jim and Sandy Kline Tribute on Friday, September 1, followed by a fourth-place result in Lincoln’s $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic preliminary on Saturday, September 2. “Double-D” raced on to conclude his Labor Day weekend with a sixth-place finish in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Labor Day Classic on Monday afternoon, September 4.

Dietrich, a six-time winner thus far in 2023, will roll into the coming weekend with a whopping 44 top-ten results this season, 33 of which occurring within the top five.

“A great way to get September going. We wanted to be one spot better on Sunday, but we were close,” Dietrich expressed. “There’s a lot more money on the line this weekend. A $56,000 payday at Port Royal would make us feel a little bit better about not getting it done in Lincoln’s Dirt Classic.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a trip to Port Royal, Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Thursday through Saturday, September 7-9. The 56th Annual Tuscarora 50 will be the weekend headliner, highlighted by back-to-back $10,000-to-win preliminaries on Thursday and Friday, all of which followed by the 50-lap, $56,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday.

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 Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS: 2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 33 Top-10s: 44 Wins: 6

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. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4.

2023 Wins: 6 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27)

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)


 

 

“Big Wheel” back on top with IRA at Dodge County; Gondik Law and Cedar Lake next on agenda
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 5, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 5, 2023) – Despite a rollercoaster 2023 campaign, to say the least, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel, back at the helm of his own Team 73, is right back where he belongs, and that’s in victory lane, ultimately securing his first IRA Outlaw Sprint Series triumph of the year with a win at Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday, September 1. The victory, a $4,000 score for the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native, occurred from fifth on the grid, stealing the show from race-long leader and defending Series champion, Jordan Goldesberry, with a slider on lap 16.

Although the intent was to sweep his recent IRA weekend, Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walker’s Game Ear, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, No. 73 sprint car, would continue on and finish fifth the following evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 2. The annual Sheboygan County Fair event was a consistent effort from start to finish for Thiel, ultimately qualifying for the evening’s dash before securing a third-row A-Main starting position.

The weekend top-five sweep was an obvious season highlight for Scotty Thiel and Team 73, but for the Big Wheel personally, recent big success in the Badger State stretches further, finishing fourth with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 13.

“Feels great to be back in victory lane. It’s been a challenging year from a personal standpoint, but to get the gang back together and score a victory rather quickly is pretty special,” Thiel stated. “Just hats off to the entire team, and to all of my partners who’ve stuck by my side through thick and thin. The potential has always been there. It was just a matter of getting all of the parts and pieces to click and sync. We’re going to try it again this weekend.”

ON DECK:
“Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2023 campaign with another IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader in the Badger State, this time visiting Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, on Friday, September 8, followed by a trip to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walker’s Game Ear, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, 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 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened the 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. Finished ninth and fourth in All Star doubleheader through Illinois and Wisconsin; ninth at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, May 12, and fourth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 13. Charged from tenth to fourth during All Star action at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 21. Earned first win of the season in Harry Neitzel Tribute at Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday, September 1. Finished fifth at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 2.

 

Bayston finds top ten twice at Skagit; Gold Cup action on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 5, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 6804 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 5, 2023) – For the first time this season, the Greatest Show On Dirt invaded the Pacific Northwest, and although a long way from home for Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, the trip to Washington brought along its fair share of success, highlighting his four-race Labor Day weekend agenda with two top-ten finishes, the most notable being a seventh-place score in Skagit Speedway’s $26,000-to-win Sage Fruit Sagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2.

In addition, Bayston, ace of the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, finished fifth in a Skagit Nationals preliminary program, doing so to open the weekend on Thursday, August 31. The former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year battled as high as fourth in his top-five pursuit, losing a position to eventual winner, Sheldon Haudenschild, on lap 21.

Other Labor Day weekend results for Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports include a 16th-place score in night two of the Skagit Nationals on Friday, September 1, followed by a 14th-place score at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 4.

“It’s been a somewhat challenging West Coast swing so far, but I’m confident we’ll get our program where it needs to be,” Spencer Bayston said. “We’re heading into the homestretch of our season, so it’s important to us to capitalize. I have a great team, and it’s their hard work and dedication that I admire. We’ll turn our focus to Silver Dollar Speedway and work to leave Chico with a $25,000 payday.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with an invasion of California, as Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway will host the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions. The three-night (September 7-9) event features split-field prelims on Thursday and Friday before concluding with Saturday’s $25,000-to-win finale.

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: 1
Top-Fives: 9
Top-Tens: 35

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. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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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

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


 


Greg Wilson rallies big in Pete Jacobs Memorial; AFCS double on weekend outlook
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 5, 2023

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (September 5, 2023) – The beginning of the weekend was a little sour for Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing, ultimately missing main event action against the All Star Circuit of Champions in Attica Raceway Park’s annual Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, September 1-2. But despite the frustration, things turned for the better in a hurry, eventually capping their holiday weekend with a top-ten score at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, September 3.

Wilson, ace of his own Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, No. W20 sprint car, finished sixth in his Orrville, Ohio, visit, starting the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial from the outside of row seven.

The FAST Series program attracted almost 40 of Ohio’s finest open wheel aces.

“Things were frustrating for us at the beginning, but we were able to cap things on a high note, and that’s most important to this family team,” Greg Wilson stated. “Every day is a new day, and with my family and partners by my side, we can accomplish anything. We’re already looking forward to this coming weekend.”

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an Attica/Fremont Championship Series doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.

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: 8
Top-tens: 16
Wins: 2

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. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14. Finished fifth during Western PA Speedweek action at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, June 3. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with an 11th-place score at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 9. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in USCS doubleheader through Tennessee; fourth at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday, June 23, and third at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday, June 24. Finished ninth from 14th at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 28. Finished tenth in the annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8. Finished 15th in Eldora Speedway’s “Eldora Million” on Thursday, July 13. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Illinois, on Saturday, July 22. Won first race of the season during IRA start at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 28. Finished ninth during IRA start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 29. Won the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) main event at Silver Bullet Speedway in Owendale, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12. Finished eighth with All Star Circuit of Champions at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 19. Finished second during 410 start at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, August 20. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Michigan, on Friday, August 25. Rallied from 14th to sixth in Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3.

 

Chris Andrews set for AFCS championship weekend
By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (September 5, 2023) – Despite a tough weekend at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” that left Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing without a top-ten finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions, the Sandusky, Ohio-based open wheel program is ready to hit the reset button, already aiming focus on an Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.

As the name suggests, the AFCS double will take Andrews to Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Fremont Speedway on Saturday, with the latter awarding a $5,000 payday.

Attica’s weekend opener will award a $4,000 top prize.

As noted, Andrews, a former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, will venture into his AFCS slate fresh off of a full weekend campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions, highlighting Attica’s annual Attica Ambush with a 23rd-place score in Friday’s $6,000-to-win opener. Adding some luster to his weekend stat card, Andrews’ Friday night feature appearance was number 100 against the Tony Stewart-owned organization.

“Not the weekend we wanted at Attica. But, ready to shake it off and move forward,” Andrews, ace of the Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com, No. 15C sprint car, stated. “Hats off to this team. We’ve had a lot thrown at us this year, but they keep their heads held high. That hard work will pay off soon.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an Attica/Fremont Championship Series doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Ohio Peterbilt, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.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 Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 9

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Climbed from tenth to fifth in AFCS program at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Finished eighth during AFCS competition at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished 12th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22; second at Attica and sixth at Fremont. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, July 28. Finished fifth and seventh in AFCS doubleheader at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. Finished second at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 18.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Triple X/Al Parker Engines Sprint Car in Chico, California This Week!

Knoxville, IA, September 5, 2023 – The Triple X/Al Parker Engines 410 Sweepstakes Sprint Car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is headed for the Silver Dollar Speedway and the Gold Cup in Chico, California, this week!

Museum volunteers Doug and Madison Fry will be in attendance with the sprint car, selling sweepstakes tickets. They will be available at the Gold Cup Pacific Cup and Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9!

Be sure and stop by the booth, to see the car and visit with Doug and Madison! This is the fifteenth car that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has conducted a giveaway for, and by the time it is handed out December 23, 2024, the museum will have held this program for 30 years!

Doug and Madison would like to thank all the fans last weekend at Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington that donated to the museum and have their chance in to win the sprint car!

Tickets for the Triple X/Al Parker Engines 410 Sweepstakes Sprint Car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa are available for purchase!

You can visit www.WinASprintCar.com now and purchase tickets to win this brand-new Triple X Chassis sprint car powered by a Al Parker Engines 410!

We’d like to thank the sponsors who have made our Sweepstakes Sprint Car giveaway a possibility: Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Engines, Winters Performance, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Donovan Blocks, KSE, MSD, Wilwood, Saldana Racing Products, TJ Forged, Sage Fruit, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra Shield, All Star Performance, Smith Titanium, Callies, PWR/CR, CP Carillo, HRP Wings, BAM Lifters, FW Shocks, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire, King Racing Products, Quick-Car, RacingBars.com, MPI, Schoenfeld, Clevite/Mahle, Total Seal, Trend, Cometic, Tachman and Design Studio 66.

For more information and updates on events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

 

 

OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN ENTRIES TOP 50

September 5, 2023 – 'Davey Hamilton Jr's Open Wheel Showdown' officials today confirmed today that the entry list for the December 1-2, 2023, 50k event has now at 51 entries. The $155,000 total purse for this event is attracting the top names in the sport.

Representatives from nearly every pavement sprint car series in North America have already filed an entry. Must See Racing, 500 Sprint Car Tour, Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, Speed Tour, NSRA, Northwest Sprint Tour, Gunslingers, USAC Silver Crown Series, Inland Winged Sprints, and Granite Super Sprints are all currently represented.

Promoter Davey Hamilton Jr. announced last week that he was cutting entries off at 75. That leaves only 24 spots left with several drivers of note who plan to attend but haven’t filed an entry as of yet.

“This has been absolutely incredible” explained Hamilton Jr. “We have some TBA’s who are entered, and let me tell you, some of those spots are very well known in the racing world. This event will help our sport in a lot of ways. There are so many partners involved helping to make this event possible. This event should be bigger every year from all avenues, but if we don’t all work together to help grow this thing, it won’t be possible. I need everyone to help grow this event”.

The event will also include a $10k to win National Midget event that will put the total purse over $200,000 for both races.

Hamilton Jr. hinted on several big announcements regarding this event in the coming weeks including tire prices and Facebook live events where competitors can ask questions and get up to date on all things Open Wheel Showdown. For updated information please follow the Open Wheel Showdown Facebook page or visit www.openwheelshowdown.com

WING SPRINT CAR ENTRY LIST AS OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2023

Bobby Santos III

Tristen Spiers

Ryan Burdett

Jarett Burdett

Aaron Willison

Cory Lockwood

Davey Hamilton Jr.

Austin Carter

DJ Lyons

Dude Teate

Dylan Reynolds

TJ Sneva

Casey Tillman

TBA (Sam Pierce Racing)

TBA (Sam Pierce Racing)

Tyler Roahrig

Rob Grice

Mike Hathaway

Natalie Waters

Jeff Montgomery

Shane Butler

Mike Murgoitio

Bryan Riddle

Ed Novak

Justin Kawahata

Mike Anderson

Drew Crenshaw

Robbie Price

Eric Humphries

TBA (Mott Bolding Motorsports)

Audra Sasselli

Levi Rose

TBA (Davey Hamilton Racing)

Riley Rogers

Jake Trainor

Richie Larson

Kody Swanson

Anthony Quintana

Brad Aumen

Monty Bergener

J.J. Dutton

Kevin Schramek

Ryan Litt

Bryan Gossel

Austyn Gossel

Brian Warf

TBA (Kirk Morgan Racing)

TBA (Kirk Morgan Racing)

TBA (Jim Waters Racing)
TBA (Jim Waters Racing)

Jason Conn

 

 

Brown victorious in Posse Country; Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 5, 2023) - Brian Brown’s annual fall pilgrimage to the Keystone State kicked off with a bang, not only attaining three top-five scores in four main event starts, but highlighting his trip thus far with a main event win, doing so at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 3. For Brown, the victory bumped his season win total to seven, his first in Pennsylvania Posse Country, simultaneously securing the Higginsville, Missouri, native a $5,000 payday.

In addition, Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, opened his trek east with a fifth-place run in Williams Grove Speedway’s Jim and Sandy Kline Tribute on Friday, September 1, all of which capped with a third-place performance in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Labor Day Classic on Monday afternoon, September 4.

Starting from the pole position, Brown’s Labor Day Classic campaign had the initial potential to conclude with another victory lane appearance, that until contact with the outside retaining wall, mixed with accidental contact with another competitor while battling for the race lead, knocked something loose within his suspension. As noted, “Blackjack” went on to finish third.

Brown’s only sour note of his extended weekend occurred at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 2; he was scored 17th.

“We love having the opportunity to compete in Central Pennsylvania, and to start our annual Fall visit with three top fives in four starts says so much about this Casey’s/FVP team and our potential. It’s up to us to keep this momentum going and put ourselves in great positions going forward,” Brown stated. “Hats off to the fans. They make us feel so welcome. It’s a joy to come out here and spend time with everyone. It’s going to be a great few weeks.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a trip to Port Royal, Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Thursday through Saturday, September 7-9. The 56th Annual Tuscarora 50 will be the weekend headliner, highlighted by back-to-back $10,000-to-win preliminaries on Thursday and Friday, all of which followed by the 50-lap, $56,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday.

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:
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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
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 22
Top-tens: 29
Wins: 7

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. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win. Finished fourth during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 27. Won second feature of the season during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, June 3; 62nd career win at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Earned back-to-back podium finishes against World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway; a win on Friday, June 9, and a runner-up finish on Saturday, June 10. Finished second in POWRi start at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, June 16. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Qualified for Huset’s Speedway’s $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals; finished 18th. In addition, finished seventh in Friday’s High Bank Nationals preliminary. Earned fourth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 8; started eighth. Finished fourth in his respective Eldora Million preliminary feature on Wednesday, July 12. Finished sixth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million A-Main on Thursday, July 13. Earned fifth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22; led every lap. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores with the All Star Circuit of Champions at I-70 Motorsport Park and Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29; finished ninth and fifth. Finished second in 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 4. Won 2023 360 Knoxville Nationals main event on Saturday, August 5; sixth victory of 2023. Finished 14th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished third in POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series start at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri, on Sunday, August 20. Finished fifth in Knoxville Raceway Season Championship program on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 3. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on Monday, September 4.

 

 

Tony Gomes Caps Placerville Speedway Season off With Sixth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, Tony Gomes capped his 360ci season off at the track with a sixth place finish with the C&M Motorsports team.

“I didn’t do a great job of timing in, so we had to do a little hard charging,” Tony Gomes said.

On a rough and tumble racing surface early in the night after rain drenched the area in the days leading up to the race, Gomes had his hands full in qualifying time trials as he timed the Lund Construction/Anrak/Sam Rhodes backed No. 7C entry in 23rd fastest in time trials amongst the 29 cars checked into the pit area.

With the format being point based for this event, it was crucial Gomes maintained his heat race position after starting on the pole. Getting the jump, the Modesto, CA driver did just that as he rocketed around the lightning-fast surface and scored the win during the 10-lap shootout.

Sitting in the Top-20 in points at the conclusion of all four heat races, Gomes was locked into the 30-lapper as he was 15th, which placed him in the eighth row of the 30-lap feature event.

While the surface was rough and heavy early in the night, track staff worked all night to smooth the surface out and it paid off as the feature event surface was smooth however did have a lot of speed in it still.

Gomes was hard on the throttle as the race came to fruition as he worked his way forward and used every square inch of the Placerville Speedway surface.

Jumping into the Top-10 by the eighth lap, Gomes continued to fight forward as he got into sixth at the race’s halfway point before slipping right back to seventh amidst a hotly contested battle.

Gomes continued to fight and was able to work his way back into sixth in the closing laps of the feature event, despite a close call with Justyn Cox. When the wild feature ended, Gomes capped the night off with a sixth place finish.

“The guys gave me a great car, and I used every square inch of the track trying to move forward,” Gomes added. “I wish we had another shot at it on Sunday, but the weather didn’t play nice. Big thanks to Cody, Manid, Bobby, and John for all of their hard work. Excited to see what we can do at Gold Cup.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank 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 and Tony Gomes get right back to work on Wednesday night to open the 2023 Gold Cup Race of Champions.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-9

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

 

 

Schatz consistent through Washington; Chico’s Gold Cup to feature $25,000-to-win finale

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 7148 points

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, August 31st-September 2nd Event: Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway | Burlington, Washington Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 6th (8th) Friday: 4th (5th) Saturday: 9th (16th)

Date: Monday, September 4th Event: Labor Day Event Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Grays Harbor Raceway | Elma, Washington Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 5, 2023) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, activated his September agenda in a big way, not only securing four straight top-ten scores with the Greatest Show On Dirt, but finding the podium in the process, ultimately capping his long Labor Day weekend with a third-place finish at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, on Monday, September 4.

Schatz, who started where he finished in Elma, was forced to battle by four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, to secure the final podium position. The Fargo, North Dakota, native and ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car now owns 13 podiums on the 2023 Outlaws campaign trail.

“My guys did a great job, pretty solid night,” Schatz said at Grays Harbor. “We were competitive there most of the time. If we would’ve stayed in traffic, we might’ve been able to move around and do something. All in all a good night. The racetrack worked out fine. We could make the bottom work early and in traffic. Hats off to my guys.”

Other Labor Day weekend results include a consistent effort in Skagit Speedway’s Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on August 31 through September 2, attaining sixth and fourth-place finishes in preliminary competition, all before performing a massive rally from 16th to finish ninth in the $26,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with an invasion of California, as Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway will host the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions. The three-night (September 7-9) event features split-field prelims on Thursday and Friday before concluding with Saturday’s $25,000-to-win finale.

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, MadJax XSeries, 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: 55 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 20 Top-10s: 35

 

 

Starks Records Prelude to WoO Win at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2023) - Trey Starks highlighted a five-race weekend by earning his sixth victory of the season last Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway during the Prelude to WoO.

Starks set quick time and a new track record during qualifying before he placed fourth in a heat race. The feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"It was a good night," he said. "It started off a little slow because they had some off and on rain. After hot laps we had a rain delay and had to go back out and hot lap again. We were able to go out in the first couple of cars in qualifying to go quick time and set a new track record, so that was pretty cool. It had been standing since 2008 or 2009 so it'd been a tough one to beat.

"The track was a little narrow in the heats because of the rain. The feature invert that was drawn was a six so that put us on the third row outside next to Corey Day. I knew I had to get going with some good cars in front of me and alongside of me. My main goal was to get as many cars on the start and I think we had three or four attempts at the start. Every time the drivers in front of me would catch on to what I was doing for the next attempt. On the initial start we were second coming out of turn two. The second one we were in third and the same thing for the third attempt. On the final initial start, which is the one that stuck, I think we got to third or fourth. We got to second on Lap 2 or Lap 3. I tracked down the leader and got the lead on Lap 9 or Lap 10. I got to him and found my way around him. For having rain earlier in the day, the track widened out pretty good and I was pleasantly surprised with how racy it got. We had a few cautions between then and the end of the 25-lap race. That was probably the best I've felt in a 360 car all year."

It marked the first 360ci winged sprint car win of the season for Starks, who spent his other four races last weekend competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

It began on Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., which hosted the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals. Starks was caught up in a night-ending crash during a heat race. The impact bent the frame and forced the team to build a new car for Friday's program. Starks made the main event that night, but was out early after flipping.

"On the start it was pretty dusty," he said. "We got running for a lap and were behind a few cars. Going into turn one it was tough to see the entrance. I entered a little high and caught the cushion really hard and wrong. It biked on the right side and set back down and dug on the left rail and we tumbled a few times. We bent that car, too, but it was salvageable and we ended up straightening it that night."

Saturday's program was the best of the event for Starks, who placed 15th. He continued to improve his results with the World of Outlaws on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he made a charge from the back of the field following a mid-race incident to post a 13th-place finish.

"The Outlaws races this weekend were up and down with more downs that ups," he said. "It seemed like every night we went out we qualified where we went out as the draw fell. That put us behind all weekend. On Thursday having the issues we had in the heat race set us back all weekend. That was a pretty big setback. We tried to dig ourselves out, but just couldn't get ahead and we didn't quite have the speed we needed. We did learn a lot and we have some things to work on for next year's Outlaws swing for sure. Like the saying goes, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth and we got punched in the mouth pretty good this weekend."

Starks will return to Skagit Speedway this Saturday for a 360 sprint car race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (9).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 25 (14).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (12).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 13 (14).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 6 wins, 16 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Mallett Scores Top 10s at Arrowhead Speedway and Longdale Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (Sept. 5, 2023) - Jordon Mallett produced two more top 10s last weekend during ASCS National Tour competition in Oklahoma.

His 19 top 10s with the series is currently tied for second and Mallett ranks third in the championship standings with 10 races remaining this season.

The weekend kicked off on Friday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, where Mallett made his debut. He qualified second quickest in his group and ended fifth in a heat race to rank 12 th in event points. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"They've outdone themselves," he said. "It's an awesome facility that is top notch. The fans were awesome and I hope to go back there.

"We were good in hot laps and in qualifying, but we were terrible in the heat race. I thought we were good enough in qualifying that it'd allow us to try some stuff in the heat race and it threw the balance off the car. I didn't like it at all and we didn't have a good heat race. In the feature we were pretty good early on. The rubber came in and it became about tire conservation. I probably conserved too much early and should have kept clawing on."

Mallett advanced a handful of positions to place eighth.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Longdale Speedway, where Mallett timed in fourth quickest in his group before he won a heat race. He ranked sixth in points to start the feature sixth.

"We were okay in qualifying, but not where I wanted to be," he said. "We were okay in the heat race and won it, but I wasn't pleased with the balance of the car. I ran every lap thinking I was going to be passed.

"I felt we made really good changes and the car would be good when we were able to buzz the car around before the feature started. We went green and a guy in front spun out in front of the field. I was committed to running the top. I turned to go down below him and he came across the track and I still got him with the right rear. It punctured the tire so I had to go to the work area. We got another tire put on and restarted at the back of the field. We did drive back up to 10th, but it was dusty and hard to see in the back. The track was hard to pass and make gains on and we played catchup the whole race from that accident on Lap 1."

Mallett will take this weekend off before facing ASCS National Tour races the following week. It begins on Sept. 12 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, with Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., hosting the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 14-16.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 8 (12).

Sept. 2 - Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 12 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Sept. 14-16 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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 - 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.

 

 

Dover Ready for Races at Shelby County Speedway and Eagle Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 5, 2023) - Jack Dover is eager for a trio of races this weekend in his No. 53 sprint car.

Dover will compete on Friday and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, during the Cyclone Classic before venturing to Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Sunday for the Stewart Alley Memorial presented by Tyler Perry Enterprises.

"I'm aiming for top 10s considering I don't do much 410 stuff in my car," he said. "We have speed in my car and I think we can battle for top fives, but to come out with top 10s would be awesome. And at Eagle I expect to contend for the win. We've won a lot of races there."

Dover is coming off a weekend of being hampered by high pill draws at Huset's Speedway, which hosted the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

Dover lined up eighth in a Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars heat race on Saturday. He finished sixth to garner the 19 th starting spot in the A Main.

"Pill draws hampered us," he said. "The track was too good in the heat races and there wasn't much passing. That set us back in the features."

Dover climbed to 12th, which was tied for the second-most positions gained.

He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race on Sunday. That ranked him 20 th in points to start the main event on the outside of the 10 th row.

"We were passing for seventh and we had mechanical problems," he said. "It was a big letdown. We don't want DNFs, which is my biggest thing. To be somewhat fast and compete for a top five after starting 20 th then have a DNF was a letdown."

Dover was credited with a 15th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 12 (19).

Sept. 3 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (20).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, for the Cyclone Classic and Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Stewart Alley Memorial presented by Tyler Perry Enterprises

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com .

"Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years," Dover said. "I've known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We've become close friends and I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel."

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.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Produces Three Top 10s at Bull Haulers Brawl Presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 5, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson posted a trio of top 10s last weekend during the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

Johnson competed in both the 410ci winged sprint car and 360ci winged sprint car divisions on Saturday during the opener of the two-day event at Huset's Speedway.

He advanced from fourth to second place during a Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars heat race to make the feature redraw. Johnson pulled the No. 7 to line up on the inside of the fourth row in the A Main.

"I got caught up racing with another car early, but we raced our way back up through the top 10," he said. "I went to the bottom on the first corner and a car on the outside got sideways and into me. I lost four or five spots there. I tried to run the bottom, but it was gone. I moved up and got past some cars as the race went on to salvage a good result."

Johnson rallied for a sixth-place finish.

He timed in ninth quickest and placed third in a 410 heat race to start on the outside of the fifth row in the main event.

"I felt my motor going about halfway," he said. "I felt I was losing power, but the track was so slick I was only going about half throttle. I didn't need a restart at the very end when I was running seventh I think. I hung on while running the bottom to finish 10th."

The mechanical woes forced Johnson to race his 360 engine in 410 competition during Sunday's event finale. Johnson was 19 th in qualifying and ended seventh in a heat race to start the feature last - 21st.

"I knew it was going to suck early on because the track was a little heavier and we were down on horsepower," he said. "As the feature went on the track got slicker. The cushion was pretty far around. I just rolled the bottom. I pulled my wing back and picked off cars that were trying to slide each other. I tip toed around the bottom and made it work."

Johnson got rolling late in the race as he climbed into the top 10 before a late-race caution. Hugging the bottom groove allowed Johnson to work his way to fifth as the checkered flag was being waved, earning him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most drivers.

"That was cool, especially to do it in a 360," he said. "Sometimes a little luck on your side goes a long way. We beat some good cars with a 360 just rolling the bottom.

"Other than breaking a motor it was a pretty decent weekend. The Sunday night show was the icing on the cake. That felt good to tip toe my way around the bottom on a race track where it worked well to have a 360 under the hood."

Johnson plans to drive for TKS Motorsports this Friday and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, during the Cyclone Classic before returning to his No. 22k on Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., during the Stewart Alley Memorial presented by Tyler Perry Enterprises.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I think it'll be fun. I made a World of Outlaws feature in that car earlier this year. I know the TKS car is fast. I just have to do my job. I'm looking forward to three more nights of racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (10).

Sept. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (7).

Sept. 3 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 5 (21).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, for the Cyclone Classic and Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Stewart Alley Memorial presented by Tyler Perry Enterprises

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joel Pingeon Trucking

Joel Pingeon Trucking Inc. is a quality nationwide step deck, flatbed and conestoga trucking company based in Springfield, Minn. For more information, visit http://www.JDPingeon.com .

"Joel Pingeon Trucking sponsors a couple of cars around the area and I'm fortunate to have their logo on our race car," Johnson said. "They travel a lot of miles around the Midwest and it's cool to have a company like that support our team."

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, Cressman Sanitation, 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.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Axsom Is Top Rookie;

Franklin, Ind.-Based Driver Finishes Seventh

In Ted Horn 100 USAC Silver Crown Race

Saturday at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

DU QUOIN, Ill., Sept. 5 — The 69th running of the Ted Horn 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds attracted a big field of 35 drivers on Saturday, 10 of whom were rookies. Nolen Racing’s Emerson Axsom of Franklin, Ind., was the class of the rookie field, as he was both the highest qualifying rookie and the highest finishing rookie.

Driving the famous bright yellow Nolen Racing No. 20, a Maxim/Tranter Chevy sponsored by KECO Coatings and Advanced Racing Suspensions, Axsom qualified 12th and finished seventh in the 100-lap race on the 1-mile dirt oval.

The top-10 finish was an impressive accomplishment for the 17-year-old driver, who was making his first start at this particular track and only his fifth race ever in USAC’s top division.

Gaining experience was his primary goal. That started in practice, when he ran 34 laps as the Whiteland, Ind.-based team worked to develop its set-up for the test ahead. Only one other driver among the 35 who participated in practice ran any more. Axsom ended up seventh in practice with a lap in 31.187. Track conditions changed somewhat for qualifying, when he was 12th with a 33.035. He set the sixth-fastest lap of anyone in the race when he was timed in 31.834 on lap 77.

But the timing beacon told only part of the story. The other valuable experience Axsom gained had more to do with saving his equipment in order to finish the race, avoiding trouble and completing all 100 laps, and dicing with the veterans, sometimes only inches apart.

After a complete restart for Casey Buckman’s spin after the initial start, Axsom passed Mario Clouser for 11th place on lap three. He moved into the top 10 on lap 13 when he passed Kyle Steffens. Four laps later he passed Chase Stockon for ninth. On the following lap he was scored eighth after both he and Shane Cockrum passed Shane Cottle.

Not counting the first restart, there were only three caution periods during the race. The first waved on lap 28 when Kaylee Bryson slowed in Turns 1 and 2. Axsom remained in eighth until shortly before the halfway point, when he passed current point leader Logan Seavey for seventh on lap 48.

The battle had been strong up to that point, but it got even more intense in the second half of the race. Axsom passed USAC Triple Crown champion Jerry Coons Jr. for sixth place on lap 53, but Coons got him back three laps later to push him back to seventh. Seavey hadn’t given up either, and he passed Axsom back on lap 61 so suddenly Axsom was back in eighth before a second yellow waved on lap 64 when Buckman spun in Turn 3.

Under that yellow the fifth-place driver, Davey Ray, pitted because his car was overheating due to a hole in its radiator. That moved Axsom up to seventh. Following the final yellow on lap 82 when the right-rear tire expired on Stockon’s car, Axsom brought the No. 20 home in seventh place.

Polesitter Justin Grant led all but the first lap to win the race by 0.99 over fellow front-row starter C.J. Leary, the only other leader. Defending champion Kody Swanson placed third. Cockrum finished fourth and Seavey placed fifth. Coons, Axsom, Wayne Johnson, Taylor Ferns and Steffens rounded out the top 10.

Nolen Racing won this particular race twice: in 1992 with Johnny Parsons, and in 1999 with Tony Elliott.

The race was streamed live on Flo Racing.

For more information see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter @NolenRacing.

 

 

Alex Pokorski records two top-five showings, leads laps heading into PDTR, MSA 360 Sprint Car finale

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 6, 2023 – With the end of the 2023 in sight, Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing team deposited two more top-five showings, including a runner-up showing, while leading a total of 15 laps in the final Midwest Sprint Car Association-Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car doubleheader weekend of the season Friday, Sept. 1 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. and Saturday, Sept. 2 The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

In addition, Paul Pokorski competed in both MSA events in Spyder Akright’s 53A car, highlighted by a strong top-10 showing at Dodge County.

Alex opened the sixth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway on Sept. 1 by qualifying third overall in the 19-car field with a time of 19.406 seconds on the sprawling “horsepower half mile.”

After starting third in the second eight-lap MSA heat, Alex finished fourth before rolling off second in the 20-lap main event.

The fourth year competitor outpowered polesitter Brandon Berth to lead the first six laps before Kurt Davis got past on lap 7. After a pair of back-to-back caution flags on lap 12, Brandon Berth and Brandon McMullen worked their way past Pokorski.

Following two more caution flags in the closing three laps, Pokorski battled through the loss of brakes to post a fourth place finish behind third place finisher Scotty Neitzel in Lance Fassbender’s car, McMullen in second and race winner Brandon Berth.

“Our night at Dodge County went very well until I got to lap traffic and found out I had no brakes,” Alex said. “It made it difficult to run the bottom and navigate traffic. Luckily, we got a restart, which helped space things out, and we were able to finish fourth. I think we could've had a chance to win if I had brakes.”

One night later during the Sheboygan County Fair, Alex qualified fourth in the 27-car field with a time of 12.963 seconds before starting and finishing third in the third 10-lap PDTR-MSA heat race to earn a spot in the A main.

After the passing points formula calculation and inversion draw, Alex started on the pole and led the first nine laps before Brandon McMullen used a low move to assume the top spot. Alex held on the rest of the way to earn his sixth podium, 12th top-five and 21st top-10 showing of the 2023 MSA-PDTR season.

“Plymouth was a fun night,” Alex said. “We got to lead some laps in the feature again and ended up second. Brandon [McMullen] was just really good. If I had moved to the bottom a little sooner, I may have led some more laps, but the 98 car was still going to be tough to beat.”

Paul qualified 14th in the Harry Neitzel Tribute race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday, Sept. 1 in his first start at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in nearly three years with a lap of 19.779 on the half mile.

After starting and finishing seventh in the second eight-lap MSA heat race, Paul started the 20-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute race from the 15th position. The 31-year veteran drove a smooth and consistent race, while enduring four caution periods to advance eight spots to rack up a strong seventh place showing in a race won by Brandon Berth.

“It’s been a while since I did a doubleheader,” Paul said. “Friday night went surprisingly well at Dodge County, after having not been there in a while. We made some changes each time we hit the track and it got better as the night went on. I felt pretty comfortable and had a good time in the feature.”

On Saturday, Sept. 2, the 2014 MSA Masters Series champion qualified 16th among the 27 cars on hand with a time of 13.211 seconds before starting and finishing sixth in the third 10-lap PDTR-MSA heat race, to move on to the B main.

After starting on the pole, Paul led all 12 laps to record his first race victory of the 2023 season in the PDTR-MSA B main. The three-time Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified champion then placed 21st in the 25-lap PDTR-MSA A main, after starting 17th.

“Saturday night was a little bit more of a bumpy road at Plymouth,” Paul said. “We had a really fast group of cars in our qualifying session, so we ended up about where I expected. It was the same for the heat race. The car felt pretty good in the B, so I was optimistic about the feature. I was disappointed with our lack of performance in the feature. We’re still trying to figure out what we missed with regard to set up. It’s hard to believe another year is almost done!”

After three weekends off, Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team will be in action for the 2023 PDTR-MSA season finale as part of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars and IRA Lightning Sprints will also be on the card for their 2023 season finales.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and on-track action slated to begin at 5 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2023 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak’s Service Center, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Countryside Designs, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Homestead Auto, Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase –

Novak’s Service Center

Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 51st year in business in 2023.

Novak’s Service Center is a locally owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972.

Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services.

Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team

2023 Remaining Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

Alex Pokorski

Akright Auto Racing Team 4

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 23

A Main Victories – 1

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 12

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 21

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 23

Heat Race Victories – 4

Fast Qualifier Awards – 2

Paul Pokorski

Akright Auto 53A

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 10

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 1

Top Five A Main Finishes – 1

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 4

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6

Heat Race Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Caps Midwest Swing With Podium Run at Plymouth Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending the last month in the Midwest for a late summer swing, Joel Myers Jr’s trip came to an end on Saturday night at Plymouth Dirt Track as he picked up a third place finish with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA), as he now heads back to California for the final two months of the 2023 season.

“It was a great trip, and I was happy to see a lot of new tracks, run well, and meet a lot of great people along the way,” Joel Myers Jr said. “I had a ton of fun, and I am very thankful for everyone who made this trip possible.”

Myers Jr opened his weekend up on Friday night as he checked into Dodge County Raceway. Timing the All About Fire Protection/High-Plains Building Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46JR in 12th fastest in time trials, the Sebastopol, CA native raced his way to a win his heat race.

Qualifying for the Dash, Myers Jr raced to a fourth place finish which lined him up in the inside of the fourth row for the impending feature event.

Racing on the biggest track he has competed on to date in his young career, Myers Jr was able to gain a couple of spots over the course of the race. Using a late restart to his advantage, Myers Jr was able to crack the top-five in the closing laps as he capped the night off with a fifth-place finish.

Saturday night scene shifted to the Plymouth Dirt Track, a track that Myers Jr had been on already during his trip.

A solid start to the night saw the youngster time in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials before racing his way to a second place finish in his heat race.

Qualifying for Dash Two, Myers Jr pocketed a second place finish and put him fourth on the starting grid. On a very slick racing surface that built up a huge cushion, Myers Jr had his elbows up and was in the hunt all race long.

Racing with the likes of Scott Thiel during the course of the feature event, Myers Jr was able to power his way into a podium position as he capped his trip off with a third place finish.

“It was great to end the trip with a pair of good runs,” Myers Jr said. “Racing with a different group of people on some different surfaces and layouts was challenging, yet fun at the same time. I think it benefitted me as a driver and our program overall, and I’m excited to see what we can do back at home.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 38, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 18, Top-10’s-26

ON TAP: Myers Jr is now set for the 69th Gold Cup. He will be in action on Wednesday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and on Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

Bad Lucks Follows Andy Forsberg to NorCal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Riddled with bad luck one week ago, the gremlins hung with Andy Forsberg for another week as a fuel line issue caused him to relinquish the lead late in Saturday night’s NorCal Posse Shootout feature at Placerville Speedway.

“The rain definitely gave us a different surface on Saturday than we have had all year, and I personally loved it,” Andy Forsberg said. “It was hooked up, it was fast, it was choppy, it was kind of a throwback to what we used to get a lot more of a handful of years ago.”

Timing in second fastest in qualifying amongst the 29 cars checked into the pit area for the track’s annual conclusion of their 360ci season, Forsberg lined up sixth in his heat race as the Shootout offered up a different format that is seen on weekly races.

Needing to garner points rather than a certain position to transfer into the feature, Forsberg advanced to fourth aboard the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92.

When all heat races were concluded, Forsberg was safely in the redraw as he sat second in points and the four pill lined him up in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into third as the green flag flew, Forsberg wasted no time jumping into second as he took over the runner up position on the eighth lap, and was set for a battle with Colby Copeland for the second consecutive week.

Chasing after Copeland, Forsberg was able to close in as the leaders got into traffic. Getting to Copelands rear bumper, things began to heat up until an untimely yellow flew on the 13th lap and took traffic out of the equation momentarily.

The ensuring double file restart saw Forsberg power his way to the lead but another yellow flew and negated his pass and put the field in single formation with the caution coming on a restart.

Continuing to stalk Copeland, Forsberg pounced on the 21st lap as Copeland tripped over the cushion in turn two. Out in front, Forsberg began to pull away until another yellow flew on the 23rd lap as Copeland’s troubles continued.

Back underway, Forsberg felt pressure from second running Michael Faccinto and was able to answer his challenges until the yellow flew on the 25th lap. During this stoppage, Forsberg pulled into the infield and exited his car quickly as his night came to an end.

“I started to feel a little bit of a leak, and then on that restart where I started battling with Faccinto it got bad,” Forsberg said. “The yellow flew, and I started preparing for a quick exit so once I got stopped, I was ready to hop out in case is flamed up. Luckily it didn’t, but another disappointing ending to our night.”

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-28, Wins-4, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Forsberg now heads to Chico, CA as he will battle the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night, before racing wit the World of Outlaws on Thursday and 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.

 

 

Austin Torgerson 16th at NorCal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to hone his craft and learn in a winged 360ci sprint car, Austin Torgerson was back in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night where he picked up a 16th place finish during the NorCal Posse Shootout.

Taking part in the track’s final 360ci event of the 2023 season, the Glendale, AZ runner got his night started by timing the Torgerson Racing/Safety-Kleen backed No. 88 in 18th fastest amongst the 29 drivers checked into the pit area.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, points were the name of the game during this event, and it was vital to get a good start. On a heavy and rough surface largely in part to weather that was in the area, Torgerson got the jump and never looked back.

Wrestling his entry around the Placerville Speedway bullring, Torgerson raced to the win and ultimately sat 11th in event points when heat races were complete and was solidly in the 30-lap feature event.

While track crew continued to massage the surface all night long to stay ahead of some of the rough patches that continued to build up, a smooth surface emerged for the feature event that offered up multiple lanes for racing action.

Taking on some of the best in the west on this night, Torgerson rolled off the grid from 11th, and got off to a little bit of a tough start as he slipped back in the early laps before finally settling in.

Falling back to 18th, Torgerson was patient and continued to gain seat time as he raced in heavy traffic. Getting back up to as high as 15th on a pair of occasions, Torgerson capped his night, and his season at Placerville Speedway with a 16th place finish.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be idle for a couple of weeks before returning to action 9/21-23 at Plaza Park Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-50, Wins-5, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-31

 

 

RECORD CAR COUNT EXPECTED FOR FRED RANNARD, SR. OPEN WHEEL CLASSIC

The seventh annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic is coming up Saturday, September 9 at Agassiz Speedway in Agassiz, British Columbia. Once again it will be the only time all season that fans get to witness a night of racing featuring open wheel cars only. The three classes competing this year will again be sprint cars, dwarf cars and midgets. For the first time in the history of the event it will be a points race for the new Can Am Sprint Car Series, the American Canadian Dwarf Cars and the Vancouver Island Dwarf Car Club. "Every year so far we have had great crowds and great racing," says Fred Rannard, Jr. "However, the last few years haven't been quite the same without our American friends. Now without any more border restrictions we are expecting a record car count this year." Thanks to our great sponsors over $10,000 in prize money will be on the line including $500 to win, $400 for second and $300 for third place in each of the three 30 lap feature races. Contingency awards will again be provided by our friends at Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products and Harding Motorsport Supply and as always there will be lots of prize giveaways for the fans. Agassiz Speedway is a mile paved oval about 90 minutes east of Vancouver. Friday, September 8 the pits will open at 1:00 with practice from 4:00-7:00 followed by a complimentary barbecue for drivers and crews. Saturday, September 9 will see the pits open at 12:00, spectator gates at 4:00, meet and greet autograph session at 6:00 with racing at 6:30. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to the following for their support of the seventh annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic: Brian's Auto Glass, Missile Motorsports, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsport Supply, Bulldog and Sons Transport, Leslie McKellar Photography, Tron Fabrication, the Willison family, Key Welding, Bob Unger, Chris Thimer, the Shaun in the Dirt Podcast, Rob Angus Real Estate, Patty Bennett Trophies, Kinetic Signs, Jiffy Lube of Chilliwack, Kent Outdoors, Fountain Tire of Chilliwack, Lordco Auto Parts, Jim Olson Photos, Rutz Racing, Deming Speedway and Vancouver Giants Hockey.

 

 

NORTHERN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND APPROACHING QUICKLY; MINI STOCKS AND THUNDER STOCKS ADDED TO CRATE NATIONALS

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 5, 2023) – The 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is quickly approaching, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event. Speedway officials are also pleased to announce that the Mini Stocks and Thunder Stocks will join the Northern Crate Nationals racing card on Friday, September 15!

#NSCN2023
The 2023 Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the 2nd Running of the Northern Crate Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety, and finish with the 19th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express on Saturday, September 16.

The Saturday night 360 Sprint Car purse will pay $10,000 CAD to the winner and a minimum of $1,000 CAD to start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with many other cash awards. Entries are already coming in for the big event, which will include teams from the Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, and more.

The GM 602 crate engine-powered Sprint Cars of the Action Sprint Tour headline the Friday night action, with a $5,000 winner’s cheque on the line. Friday’s event will also include Twin 15’s for the 360 Sprint Cars; the winners of each Twin 15 will receive $1,000 and be guaranteed starters for Saturday’s 35 lap A-Main. As if that weren’t enough action, the popular Mini Stocks and Thunder Stocks will run on Friday, September 15 as well!

NSCN Test & Tune Night on Thursday, September 14 is open to all divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2023. Hot laps will start at 6:30pm, and pit admission is $20.

Early Bird Pre-Entry Deadline – September 8, 2023
Registration is now open for both Sprint Car divisions competing at Ohsweken on Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Entries filed by September 8 will be entered into a draw with two prizes on the line; the winner receive a brand new right rear tire, and second prize is $250 CAD. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/nscn-competitors-info/ to file your pre-entry.

Northern Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16 for the Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at www.ohswekenspeedway.com or by phone at 519-717-0023. DIRECT TICKET & CAMPING LINK: https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/

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Northern Sprint Car Nationals History
The Northern Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from all over Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Northern Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2019 Scott Kreutter – Cheektowaga, New York, USA
2022 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
2022 Paulie Colagiovanni – Cicero, New York, USA
2022 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
2023 ???

Northern Crate Nationals – Winners List
2022 Mike Bowman – St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
2023 ???

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Swanson Finishes Third at Du Quoin Saturday

In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77;

Cuts Seavey’s Advantage to Just One Point

DU QUOIN, Ill., Sept. 4 — Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods/Glenn Farms No. 77 driven by Kody Swanson was the fastest car in the 69th running of the Ted Horn 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. Track position was everything, however. Swanson put on a stirring charge to advance to third at the checkered after starting eighth in a race that only had three caution flags once it got underway.

Justin Grant started on the pole and led all but the first lap of the 100-lapper, when C.J. Leary, who started second, had the point in the 29-car field on the 1-mile dirt oval.

But it was Swanson who set the fastest lap of anyone in the race. He gave it his all right up to the end with the No. 77, a Maxim with a Bob Hampshire-prepped Chevy engine, as he set the fastest race lap on lap 99 with a time of 31.363 seconds. He was also the fastest driver around the halfway point after he ran a lap in 31.675 on lap 58.

Grant’s performance gave him the six bonus points available as well as the winner’s 70. Logan Seavey came in fifth and he still leads the point standings, but now it’s only by one point over Swanson. Going into the race Seavey led the standings over Swanson by seven points.

Only two more USAC Silver Crown events remain in 2023: Sept. 22-23 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and Oct. 14 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind.

The Doran Binks team and Swanson had a scare on the grid on Saturday when the car wouldn’t fire off after the command was given, but luckily it eventually pulled away. If the car would have required a push Swanson would have had to start last.

A yellow flew before one lap was in the books after Casey Buckman was left facing the wrong way on the backstretch near Turn 2 after the initial start. Swanson remained in eighth initially but he moved to seventh on lap four by passing Chase Stockon. He moved into sixth on lap 10 when he got by Shane Cottle. He remained in sixth through lap 32, including three laps under yellow after Kaylee Bryson slowed in Turns 1 and 2 on lap 28.

Swanson was right on the back bumper of the fifth-place driver, Jerry Coons Jr., when that yellow waved, and he passed Coons for fifth on lap 33.

That put him right behind Seavey. He slid under him going into Turn 1 on lap 35, but Seavey crossed back ahead of him coming off Turn 2 before another attempt by Swanson worked going into Turn 3. That put him in fourth place behind Grant, Leary and Davey Ray.

At that point one of the fiercest battles of the race erupted between Ray, Swanson, and another driver who had gotten by Coons, Shane Cockrum. On lap 43 Swanson (fourth) was 0.237 behind Ray (third) and 0.182 ahead of Cockrum (fifth), and that battle continued for many laps.

Swanson slid past Ray going into Turn 3 on lap 48 in an attempt to get third, but drifted out past the rubber on the track so both Ray and Cockrum got by to push Swanson to fifth. However, on lap 53 Ray got loose and both Cockrum and Swanson passed him, which put Swanson back in fourth place.

Swanson stayed in fourth until lap 68, when Coons passed him to put him back to fifth, but he regained fourth on lap 73 when he passed Coons back. That segment had a yellow too, as it waved from laps 64 to 68 when Buckman spun in Turn 3.

There was only one other yellow, which flew from laps 82-84 when Stockon’s car suffered a flat right-rear tire. Two laps after the restart Cockrum, who was third, got loose and Swanson charged under him in Turn 4 for the final podium position.

Swanson was only 0.288 behind Leary at the checkered. He was a whopping 9.973 seconds ahead of the fourth-place finisher, Cockrum. Seavey was fifth, 0.347 behind Cockrum.

Coons, Emerson Axsom, hard-charger Wayne Johnson, Taylor Ferns and Kyle Steffens rounded out the top 10.

“We’re here to win, and we just weren’t fast enough today,” Swanson told the Flo Racing audience who watched the livestream. “Third will have to do. But we were a little better today than we were at Springfield.

“We’re learning more about this car and made some positive progress,” he added later. “I appreciate everyone on the Doran Binks team for their hard work, and Mission Foods and Glenn Farms for their support.”

Doran Racing and Swanson are the series’ defending champions and Swanson is its winningest driver ever, with 40 victories and seven championships to date.

Doran Binks Racing and Swanson also compete in the 500 Sprint Car Tour, where they lead the current team and driver standings, respectively. Three races remain in the 500 Sprint Car Tour series in 2023: Sept. 9 at Lorain Raceway Park in Amherst, Ohio, near Cleveland; Oct. 7 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Ind., and Oct. 14 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind. Swanson and Doran Racing won that series’ inaugural championship last year.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

O2 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND PEPPERJACK KENNELS TEAM UP WITH RICO ABREU RACING FOR GOLD CUP

St. Helena, California (September 4, 2023) – Two Northern California-based businesses owned by female entrepreneurs will team up with Rico Abreu Racing for the Gold Cup at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway this weekend. O2 Employment Services and PepperJack Kennels will adorn Abreu’s No. 24 World of Outlaws Sprint Car in Friday’s preliminary night and Saturday’s championship night, with the feature event paying $25,000 to win. Over 60-Winged Sprint Cars have entered to compete at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track.

Redding-based O2 Employment Services is owned by Heidi Corrigan and offers employee relations, payroll services and employee benefits, temporary and long-term staff, recruitment, and much more.

"O2 Employment Services is thrilled to join forces with Rico, the world-class World of Outlaws contender, as we rev up for the ultimate championship in the employment industry. Just as Rico conquers the racetrack, we conquer the challenges of staffing, worker's comp, benefits, HR, and payroll. Together, we're unstoppable, accelerating towards success with passion, precision, and teamwork!" stated Heidi Corrigan

PepperJack Kennels is owned by Misty Melo who is originally from Redding and now splits time in California & Wisconsin, providing professional retriever training and breeding for both field trials and gun dogs from its world-class facilities in both states.

“We are very excited to team up with O2 Employment Services and be part of this crown jewel event with Rico and his team. Rico is such a great person off the track and on the track - he is one of the best talents out there! I am very much looking forward to coming home for this event,” Melo said.

Abreu has had an outstanding 2023 season across North America, scoring 11 victories. Abreu notably starred at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway this season with wins at #LetsRaceTwo in May with the World of Outlaws before claiming an opening night win at the Eldora Million in July. Abreu has also won twice with the High Limit Sprint Car Series. The 31-year-old from St. Helena most recently competed at Skagit Speedway with the World of Outlaws, winning the Friday night feature.

“I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity to partner with Heidi and Misty. The Gold Cup is an incredible event where I’m confident we can drive awareness to both O2 Employment and PepperJack Kennels. I look forward to seeing everyone next Friday and Saturday at the races,” Abreu said.

The two-time Gold Cup winner is looking to return to Silver Dollar Speedway victory lane for the first time since triumphing at the 2018 edition.

Both O2 Employment Services and PepperJack Kennels will have employees, customers, and guests in attendance to root on Abreu.

Abreu will also participate in Wednesday’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour race to lift the lid on the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions with a $6900 to win feature.

You can learn more about O2 Employment Services at www.O2EmploymentServices.com For more information about PepperJack Kennels, visit www.PepperJackKennels.com

 

 

Brody Roa

(Cypress, CA, September 3, 2023) Ten weeks out of the cockpit in the middle of summer is a lot of time off for any race driver including current USAC/CRA point leader Brody Roa. That was how long it was going to be if Roa waited around for the next series race at Perris Auto Speedway on September 23rd. So, the veteran driver and Inland Rigging team owners Tom and Christy Dunkel have decided to scratch his competitive itch by heading to the USAC National Series races at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas this Thursday, September 7th, and the Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas on Friday, and Saturday September 8th and 9th.

The last time Roa was on the track was at a USAC/CRA race at Perris on July 15th. On that night he won his third series main event in a row. That gave him eight wins in the first 13 USAC/CRA races of the year. In addition, in those 13 races, he has three second-place results and has only finished out of the top five one time. He has parlayed those finishes into a 151-point lead in the championship standings with only five races remaining this year.

The layoff slowing Roa’s current hot streak was not scheduled to be this long. In fact, there were four races on the original schedule between August 12th through September 9th. However, all of them were canceled. The Santa Maria Raceway has been shuttered all season long, and USAC/CRA races on the 59-year-old 1/3 mile on August 12th and September 9th were voided. A track for an August 26th TBA was never found. Lastly, the remnants of Hurricane Hillary forced the cancellation of the August 19th race at Perris.

While the break in the schedule would not normally be well received, especially for a driver on a hot streak, it could not have come at a better time for Roa. Six weeks ago he and his wife Tailor welcomed their second daughter, Rylee Ann, into the world. The proud dad was more than occupied with helping with the new arrival and her two-year-old big sister, Addison Leanne.

“It (the break in the schedule) really came at the right time,” Roa confirmed. “The little one is six weeks old now and we have not had a race since she has been here. I got to spend a lot of time here (home) with everybody.”

While Roa is excited to take on a couple of new tracks, he is somewhat sad to see the Santa Maria shows disappear. Over the past three or four seasons he has been the driver to beat at the Santa Barbara County oval.

“I have been really bummed about Santa Maria canceling all of these races,” Roa lamented. “When I first started running sprint cars, I hated the place. It was always so rough it really did not fit my style. The last six or seven years it has really come around. It has been really good to us. We kind of got word that Santa Maria was not looking good (for September 9th). Tom (car owner Tom Dunkel) wanted to go racing and he said, ‘I will tow your trailer out to Texas, let's do it.’”

Devils Bowl is a famous racetrack that Roa has never raced on but is familiar with it from watching streamed races online. However, he had never even heard of Texarkana 67 before last week.

“I have watched races from there (Devil’s Bowl) for a while,” Roa said. “The midget team I drove for (at the Chili Bowl), Kevin Ramey, I think he is the winningest driver there. It is a cool joint to go to with the history of it and how long it has been around. Just from watching it on video, it kind of looks like the size of Calistoga. Characteristically, it always looks smooth and slick and it does not have a wall, so I don’t know if there is anything right now that I can compare it to. After Devils Bowl, we are headed to Texarkana 67 Speedway. That place I really do not have any knowledge on. I don’t even know how big it is. I looked it up on Google Earth and it looks like there is a pile of dirt on turn three. I don’t even know how long it has been there as this is the first time I have heard of it.”

“No, no,” Roa laughed when asked if he would check out the tracks on a simulator. “The only one I had, I did not really use it as a practice tool. I am not really a simulator guy.”

In addition to all of his regular sponsors, Roa has one of his Chili Bowl Nationals sponsors on board for the three races.

“Ever since the first time I ran the Chili Bowl with Kevin Ramey and Taylor Courtney, Jambo Barbeques was a big part of that deal,” the 2019 USAC Southwest Series champion stated. They have all become similar to a Texas family to us. When we decided to go on this trip I called them and talked a bit. To be honest, I had not talked to them in a while. I said we are looking for a little bit of help getting there as traveling there is not cheap. They said they would help. We appreciate it as everything we get goes a long way.”

In addition, Roa has a t-shirt sale going on to help with expenses for the trip.

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“We are doing 17% (the same number that is on both Inland Rigging sprint cars) off our t-shirts on brodyroa.com,” Roa said. “All of those sales will help us get halfway across the country to the race. We are running that sale through Saturday (September 9th) at Texarkana.”

“I really want to thank Jambo Barbeque Pits for jumping on board for this event and all the rest of our sponsors as well,” Roa intoned. “They all make it possible for trips like this to get us through the rest of the season as well. We appreciate everyone of them and everything they do for us. Without their support, we would not be racing.”

For fans who cannot make it to Texas or Arkansas, all three nights will be shown live from the start of hot laps through the end of the main events on Flo Racing. For information on how to watch, please visit the following link https://www.floracing.com/.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online brodyroa.com.

As always, Brody 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, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, 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 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National 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 Prelim. Night 12th C Main

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

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Randall and Tatnell Hustle to Wins at Huset's Speedway During Bull Haulers Brawl Presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking Opener

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 2, 2023) - Chase Randall and Brooke Tatnell produced victories at Huset's Speedway on Saturday evening during the opening night of the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

Both drivers set themselves up for a potential $10,000 bonus if one of them can sweep both sprint car main events on Sunday during the event finale, giving them three wins in the four sprint car A Mains.

Randall became the winningest driver at the track this season with his fourth feature triumph during the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars A Main on Saturday. He ran fifth for almost the first half of the race before climbing to fourth on Lap 11, to third on Lap 14, to second on Lap 16 and into the lead on Lap 18.

The only caution of the 25-lap main event occurred on Lap 24 to set up a green-white-checkered restart as fourth-running Mark Dobmeier stopped in turn four. Randall was strong on the restart to win by 1.405 seconds.

"That was kind of the deciding factor," he said of traffic. "In lapped traffic I wasn't waiting one lap when I was behind them. I was just going to go as soon as I got to them. We did and made the moves stick. We had an unbelievable car to keep it out front and maneuver around the track well. I wasn't too good to start the race, but I felt like I was driving 110 percent every lap to run them down and pick off the win."

Scott Bogucki captured a runner-up result despite losing his brakes.

"Halfway through it was on the firewall so I was plugging it into the curb," he said. "When I got to Justin (Henderson) and the lapped cars I started backpedaling because I was like you know what a second is better than on the hook. I got stuck with them longer than I should have."

Henderson, who led the first 17 laps before getting over the cushion in turn two behind a driver he was trying to lap, rounded out the podium.

"It was really unfortunate, but lapped cars are lapped cars," he said. "I've been a lapped car before and I have to find a way to get around them."

Aaron Reutzel garnered a fourth-place result and Brendan Mullen was fifth.

Randell set quick time during qualifying to kick off the action before Henderson, Jake Blackhurst and Reutzel powered to heat race wins.

Tatnell led the distance of the 25-lap 360 sprint car main event featuring the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series. The triumph extended his sprint car winning streak to 36 straight years.

"I've driven for some great car owners over the years and I've had some great crew chiefs," he said. "The best teams are the ones that feel like family and both these race teams I'm running for feel like family."

Tatnell entered traffic on Lap 5 and mostly picked his way through without trouble, only being slowed one time that allowed his competitors to close. Other than that moment, he maintained a comfortable lead until the field was bunched together following the lone caution on Lap 18. Tatnell rocketed away from his competitors during the restart en route to a victory by 2.046 seconds.

"We probably don't run 120 (miles per hour) like some of these young kids, but that's why we finish races," he said. "That's why we put ourselves in these positions to win points and do that sort of stuff. Lapped traffic is usually where we dominate."

Carson McCarl was the runner up with Sam Henderson finishing third. Christopher Thram placed fourth and Blaine Stegenga ended fifth.

Tyler Rabenberg, Reutzel, McCarl and Justin Jacobsma posted heat race wins and Cody Hansen was the B Main winner.

The Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking concludes on Sunday with the Huset's Speedway season finale featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks. The main gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $25 at the gate or $20 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $12 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Event tickets can be purchased online athttps://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

BULL HAULERS BRAWL PRESENTED BY FOLKENS BROTHERS TRUCKING NIGHT 1 RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 2, 2023) -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall (3); 2. 10-Scott Bogucki (4); 3. 83-Justin Henderson (2); 4. 8-Aaron Reutzel (8); 5. 11M-Brendan Mullen (1); 6. 16-Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. 3J-Dusty Zomer (9); 8. 6-Jake Blackhurst (6); 9. 4-Cody Hansen (14); 10. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (10); 11. 22-Riley Goodno (13); 12. 1K-Kelby Watt (15); 13. 14H-Carson McCarl (12); 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier (5); 15. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (11); 16. 17B-Ryan Bickett (18); 17. 5G-Gage Pulkrabek (17); 18. 7B-Ben Brown (22); 19. 98-Nate Barger (19); 20. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (16); 21. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson (23); 22. (DNF) 111-Chad Frewaldt (20); 23. (DNS) 35-Skylar Prochaska.

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. 9-Chase Randall (4); 4. 3J-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 22-Riley Goodno (5); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (6); 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett (7); 8. 111-Chad Frewaldt (8).

KND Safety Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Blackhurst (1); 2. 16-Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (5); 4. 10-Scott Bogucki (4); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (6); 6. 98-Nate Barger (8); 7. (DNF) 7B-Ben Brown (7); 8. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson (2).

Smith TI Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 3. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (2); 4. 14H-Carson McCarl (1); 5. 1K-Kelby Watt (6); 6. 5G-Gage Pulkrabek (7); 7. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (5).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall, 00:11.071 (7); 2. 10-Scott Bogucki, 00:11.091 (5); 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 00:11.108 (23); 4. 3J-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.110 (14); 5. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.116 (22); 6. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.157 (10); 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.167 (1); 8. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.167 (4); 9. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, 00:11.178 (19); 10. 83-Justin Henderson, 00:11.188 (16); 11. 6-Jake Blackhurst, 00:11.223 (8); 12. 14H-Carson McCarl, 00:11.229 (11); 13. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.280 (20); 14. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.328 (6); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.342 (18); 16. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:11.383 (21); 17. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.440 (12); 18. 1K-Kelby Watt, 00:11.462 (17); 19. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 00:11.525 (15); 20. 7B-Ben Brown, 00:11.599 (13); 21. 5G-Gage Pulkrabek, 00:11.785 (9); 22. 111-Chad Frewaldt, 00:11.895 (2); 23. 98-Nate Barger, 00:12.136 (3).

Midwest Sprint Touring Series/Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 3. 83H-Sam Henderson (3); 4. 24T-Christopher Thram (11); 5. 96-Blaine Stegenga (6); 6. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (7); 7. 40-Clint Garner (9); 8. 36-Justin Henderson (14); 9. 18-Tyler Rabenberg (2); 10. 4C-Cameron Martin (13); 11. 35L-Cody Ledger (12); 12. 53-Jack Dover (19); 13. 20-Brant O'Banion (23); 14. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (8); 15. 22-Riley Goodno (18); 16. 2-Chase Porter (22); 17. 8-Micah Slendy (15); 18. 12-Troy Schreurs (24); 19. 54-Brett Wanner (16); 20. 17B-Ryan Bickett (10); 21. 83-Kurt Mueller (17); 22. 83A-Austin Miller (20); 23. (DNF) 8R-Aaron Reutzel (5); 24. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (21).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 4-Cody Hansen (1); 2. 2-Chase Porter (2); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (3); 4. 12-Troy Schreurs (7); 5. 27W-Weston Olson (8); 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray (5); 7. 4G-Cole Garner (6); 8. 4D-Logan Domagala (12); 9. 18D-Dalton Domagala (13); 10. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 11. (DNF) 22W-Aaron Werner (4); 12. (DNF) 74N-Luke Nellis (14); 13. (DNF) 5W-Bill Wiese (11); 14. (DNS) 11G-Luke Griffith; 15. (DNS) 9-Chase Randall; 16. (DNS) 5-Javen Ostermann.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tyler Rabenberg (2); 2. 40-Clint Garner (3); 3. 96-Blaine Stegenga (7); 4. 83A-Austin Miller (1); 5. 36-Justin Henderson (8); 6. 22W-Aaron Werner (6); 7. 27W-Weston Olson (4); 8. 11G-Luke Griffith (5); 9. 12L-John Lambertz (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8R-Aaron Reutzel (3); 2. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. 8-Micah Slendy (2); 4. 35L-Cody Ledger (7); 5. 22-Riley Goodno (6); 6. 53-Jack Dover (8); 7. 2-Chase Porter (9); 8. 18D-Dalton Domagala (1); 9. (DNF) 5-Javen Ostermann (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Carson McCarl (5); 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett (3); 3. 4C-Cameron Martin (4); 4. 14-Brooke Tatnell (9); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (1); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (7); 7. 12-Troy Schreurs (6); 8. 4D-Logan Domagala (2); 9. 5W-Bill Wiese (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 2. 83H-Sam Henderson (4); 3. 24T-Christopher Thram (5); 4. 83-Kurt Mueller (3); 5. 54-Brett Wanner (7); 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 7. 4G-Cole Garner (8); 8. (DNF) 9-Chase Randall (2); 9. (DNF) 74N-Luke Nellis (9).

2023 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Chase Randall - 4(May 21, June 4, July 30 and Sept. 2); Rico Abreu - 1 (Aug. 15); Ayrton Gennetten - 1 (June 18); Riley Goodno - 1(June 11); David Gravel - 1 (June 24); Justin Henderson - 1 (Aug. 27); Kasey Kahne - 1(May 28); Kyle Larson - 1 (June 21); James McFadden - 1 (June 22); Logan Schuchart - 1 (June 23); Christopher Thram - 1 (July 9); Garet Williamson - 1 (May 29); and Dusty Zomer - 1 (July 16)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

J.J. Zebell - 3(May 28, June 18 and July 9); Zach Olivier - 2(May 21 and July 20); Tim Dann - 1 (July 16); Brandon Ferguson - 1 (Aug. 15); Tracy Halouska- 1(June 11); John Hoing - 1(June 4); Ron Howe - 1 (Aug. 27); and Cory Yeigh - 1 (July 30)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Dillon Bickett - 1(July 9);Brandon Bosma - 1(May 21); Dan Carsrud - 1 (July 16); Dalton Domagala - 1 (June 18); Jack Dover - 1 (July 30); Lee Goos Jr. - 1 (Aug. 27); John Lambertz - 1 (June 11); Tyler Rabenberg - 1 (May 29); Jay Russell - 1 (May 28); and Blaine Stegenga - 1 (June 4)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

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Tasker Phillips Roars to Victory with Sprint Invaders at West Liberty!

(Bill W) West Liberty, IA, September 2, 2023 – Tasker Phillips is busy combining at home, but found the time to drive the Eckmann family #1E sprint car to victory Saturday night with the Sprint Invaders at West Liberty Raceway. The win was the Pleasantville, Iowa native’s second of the season with the Sprint Invaders and brought home a $2,000 reward.

The 20-lap main event saw a single caution, and that was on the first lap when Dustin Clark met the turn three wall and retired with a broken front end.

The complete restart saw Chris Martin shot out to the early lead over polesitter Tyler Lee, Sawyer Phillips and Tasker Phillips. The action was fast and furious from the beginning. Tasker Phillips rode the high side to pass both his brother Sawyer and Lee to capture second by the completion of lap two.

Martin had been dominant in the Shake-up Dash and was riding strong up front. Tasker reeled him in and slid by in turn two on lap five. Sawyer also moved into third. The leader was lapping cars by lap six.

Paul Nienhiser, who had a string of three straight wins with the series snapped, had moved into the top five from row six in the early going and had passed point leader Ryan Bunton for fourth on lap seven.

Phillips continued to lap cars while Martin kept him in sight in second. As the laps ticked off, two-time and defending series’ champion, Cody Wehrle moved into the top five on lap thirteen.

Tasker lapped up to the fifth place car of Wehrle by the checkers. Martin, Sawyer Phillips, Nienhiser and Wehrle followed on the lead lap. Bunton, Tyler Groenendyk, Lee, Bret Tripplett and Devin Wignall rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips, Lee and Clark won the heats before Martin dominated the Shake-up Dash.

Colton Fisher, who entered the night just 13 points behind Bunton in the standings, suffered an engine issue as the checkers flew in the Dash, retiring him for the night.

“In the heat race, we were kind of down,” said Tasker in Victory Lane. “We needed more cars to get the track wide and slow those guys down. We were able to move around. I could hit the bottom down there in traffic…it was just a blast! I knew I wanted to come here when I saw it on the schedule. First, it’s a big half-mile and second, I remember watching a great race here with (Jesse) Giannetto, my brother (Rager) and (Kaley) Gharst. They put on a hell of a show here, and I wanted to get back here. We ended up firing up the combine Thursday so it wasn’t looking good (to make the race). If all I have to do is show up and drive, that makes it pretty easy.”

“Sometimes people say it’s not the best to be the leader,” said Martin. “This was one of those instances. I was kind of committed to the top, and Tasker found the middle of three and four and blew our doors off. Good job to that team, and hopefully, we can get them tomorrow. No complaints about the car. It had great drive and great side bite…it just wasn’t in the right place.”

“(Tasker) drove by in four and we kind of drag-raced down the front straightaway,” said Sawyer. “I didn’t think I gave him enough room in turn one to drive around me, but sure as heck he got around us in one and two and kind of blew Chris and my doors off. I wish the first start would have stayed. I was able to get to second at the flagstand right behind Chris ready to log some laps. We struggled at Knoxville this year when the track has slowed down. We were definitely better in that aspect tonight.”

The Sprint Invaders Labor Day doubleheader continues Sunday at the Benton County Speedway bullring in Vinton, Iowa.

For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.net or visit us on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders Results

Shottenkirk Automotive Group A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 1E, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2) 3. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) 4. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12) 5. 40, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11) 6. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (7) 7. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (15) 8. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (1) 9. 99, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (6) 10. 21, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (5) 11. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (13) 12. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (9) 13. 4x, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (17) 14. 31, McCain Richards, Burlington, IA (10) 15. 25, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (16) 16. 17, Steve Pumphrey, Fairfield, IA (14) 17. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (4) DNS – 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 357, Ryan Edwards, Waverly, IL. Lap Leaders: Martin 1-4, T. Phillips 5-20. $75 Christine Wahl-Levitt/KSE Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Tasker Phillips (3) 4. Ryan Bunton (6) 5. Aidan Zoutte (5) 6. Kelly Graham (2) DNS – Ryan Edwards

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Tyler Lee (1) 2. Devin Wignall (2) 3. Luke Verardi (3) 4. McCain Richards (4) 5. Steve Pumphrey (5) 6. Chase Richards (6)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Dustin Clark (2) 2. Bret Tripplett (1) 3. Colton Fisher (6) 4. Cody Wehrle (4) 5. Paul Nienhiser (5) 6. Tyler Groenendyk (3)

Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Chris Martin (2) 2. Sawyer Phillips (4) 3. Dustin Clark (1) 4. Colton Fisher (3) 5. Devin Wignall (6) 6. Tyler Lee (5)

Reid’s Landscaping & Turf $50 Draw Award: Ryan Bunton

Contingencies

DMI: Dustin Clark

Saldana: Chase Richards

BMRS High Point Driver: Dustin Clark

Trophy Sponsor: Holtkamp’s Trailer Repair


 

TOMMY DUNKEL RETURNS TO SPRINT CAR ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE VENTURA RACEWAY

(Cypress, CA, August 31, 2023) After a prolonged time off due to a quirky schedule, a closed track, and because of inclement weather, Tommy Dunkel will be back in the cockpit of his immaculate Inland Rigging #17A this Saturday night in the VRA race at the Ventura Raceway. It will be his first time racing since he recorded an impressive eighth-place finish in the July 15th USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway.

Dunkel’s absence from racing over the last nine weeks was none of his own doing. USAC/CRA had two races slated since his last appearance with the series. He could have made the main event in one of them and still be eligible for the series 2024 Rookie of the Year award. However, the August 9th race at the Santa Maria Raceway was canceled as the track has been shuttered all season long. One week later, he planned on racing at Perris Auto Speedway, but the incoming remnants of Hurricane Hillary put the kibosh on those hopes and the race was canceled. In addition, the Ventura Raceway has been on a two-month hiatus due to the fairgrounds hosting the X Games and August’s Ventura County Fair.

Saturday's excursion to Ventura will see Dunkel competing on the track for the fifth time in 2023. On April 8th he raised some eyebrows in the sprint car world when he led every lap he was on the track by leading both his heat and the VRA main event green to checkers. Five weeks later in the USAC West Coast Series, he was a shoo-in for a top-five finish when he was clobbered by another car and had to restart at the back. >From there, with just a few laps remaining, he raced his way forward to finish 11th. On June 17th, a tangle in the USAC West Coast Series event knocked him out of the race and burdened him with a 19th-place finish. At his last outing at the famous venue where the waves of the Pacific Ocean break a stone’s throw away from the track, he came home second in the VRA main.

“I think it is just seat time,” Dunkel responded on why he has looked so good at Ventura. “Seat time and trusting my equipment. We have some really nice stuff underneath us right now. And the guys, Zac (Bozanich), Brody (Roa), Brett (Roa), and Joe (Joe Gibb). Those guys are really working hard to get me comfortable. With their years of experience, they can make any driver comfortable. Those are the real key factors.”

The top-of-the-line equipment Dunkel and teammate Brody Roa are running is Shaver Engines, DRC Chassis’, and CSI Shocks. Dunkel refers to the equipment and the guidance of USAC/CRA point leader Roa and his crew as “The Magic Sauce.” He figures he has only started about 30 sprint car races in his career. Thus, the help from the team and the equipment is a big boost to his racing endeavors.

“I have been out of the racecar way longer than I want to be,” Dunkel laughed about his nine weeks off. “We are going to do a little karting towards the end of the week just to knock the rust off. My last race was the July 15th deal at Perris. It is long overdue and we are ready to get after it. We have been doing our standard maintenance. We have been able to take the cars down just a little further than we normally do since we have been off such a long time. It has almost been like a mini off-season.”

If you want to see Dunkel in person on Saturday, make a trip of it and enjoy a day at the beach before walking a couple hundred feet to the track. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with racing at 5:30. Adults tickets are $18.00. Seniors 60 and over, military with ID, and students with ID get in for $15.00. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when they are accompanied by an adult. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online at the Roa/Dunkel Inland Rigging team merchandise site. You can see the shirt design in the photo below. The shirts will be available in the pits or online at the following link https://bit.ly/3IDLNEZ.

As always, Brody 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, “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 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National 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 Prelim. Night 12th C Main

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

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

With DuQuoin Win, Points Could Help Move Swanson Next to Foyt

By Jay Hardin
Track Enterprises

DuQuoin, IL (September 1, 2023)- In the history of championship car racing, which goes back to the early 1900’s, only one man on the planet earth can claim eight point titles in championship style racing. He’s a Texan who holds records once thought untouchable, the incomparable A.J. Foyt. A.J. won seven national championships before 1970 and secured a title in the championship dirt car series now known as Silver Crown in 1972. Should 2022 USAC champ Kody Swanson win yet another title this year, it would be his eighth in championship style machinery. A win in Saturday’s Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin could turn the point battle in his favor with just two events remaining in 2023.

DuQuoin is a special place for A.J. Foyt. It is the site of his first national championship win in 1960, a win that elevated him to his first national title. It is also the site of one of his worst racing accidents, suffering burns and a badly broken ankle in May of 1972. DuQuoin is the place of his last championship dirt car victory, in September of 1972. Foyt won a record six times on the Magic Mile, and four in a row from 1960-1964. The track is also the site of a test run by his grandson in preparation for his first ever Silver Crown dirt car attempt. Not surprisingly Foyt is very special to long time DuQuoin race fans.

DuQuoin is special to Swanson as well. He won his first Silver Crown race on the Magic Mile in 2010 as a relative unknown, holding off veteran Jon Stanbrough and displaying the patience and style that led to a record 40 Silver Crown wins and 7 titles. Swanson won at DuQuoin again in 2017 on the way to title number three in the series. He currently trails USAC point leader and defending race winner Logan Seavey by 7 points.

While the mighty uprights were separated from the national championship in 1971, they still retain many of the rules and characteristics used when they were the machines used at Indianapolis. They remain, in the minds and hearts of many drivers and fans, “champ cars” and that moniker is used by many even today.

The Silver Crown series saw just three multiple title winners in the first 20 years of the series, Larry Rice, Gary Bettenhausen and Jack Hewitt. When Jimmy Sills captured his third championship in 1996 it was a major accomplishment. Before Swanson started his title run only Bud Kaeding was able to equal Sills’ mark.

A win could swing the title chase back in Swanson’s favor. An eighth national championship in what is now the Silver Crown series equals A.J.’s eight titles in championship style machinery. Logan Seavey and thirty-four other drivers stand in Kody Swanson’s way. Another step toward the 2023 USAC Silver Crown Series title will be taken Saturday afternoon on the most picturesque track on the schedule.

Saturday’s Ted Horn 100 is part of the traditional Labor Day weekend of racing at the DuQuoin State Fair that features USAC Silver Crown on Saturday afternoon, ARCA Menards Series on Sunday night, and Modifieds at both events. Full details at trackenterprises.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 DU QUOIN TIMES:

7:00 AM Pits & Registration

9:00 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands

10:00-11:10 AM USAC Practice

11:30 AM USAC Silver Crown Qualifying

12:15 PM Modified Hotlaps/Qualifying

12:30 PM USAC Silver Crown Last Chance

12:45 PM UMP Modified Heats

2:00 PM USAC Silver Crown Ted Horn 100

DU QUOIN TICKET INFO:

Tickets will be available on raceday or by calling the Du Quoin Fair office at 618-542-1535. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

RESERVED SEATING

Advance Tickets (Presale)

$25 Adults Per Day

$10 Children 11 & Under Per Day

Day Of Tickets (At Gate)

$30 Adults Per Day

$10 Children 11 & Under Per Day

PIT PASSES

$40 Adults Each Day

$20 Children 11 & Under Each Day

$50 Two-Day Pit Pass

For more information, contact Track Enterprises by calling the office at 217-764-3200 or by visiting their website at www.trackenterprises.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 31

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 785; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 770; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 767; 4. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., and Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., both 764; 6. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 760; 7. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 753; 8. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 735; 9. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 731; 10. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 728; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., both 724; 13. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 722; 14. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 716; 15. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 711; 16. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., and Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., each 710; 19. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 708; 20. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 704.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Jesse Burks, Chowchilla, Calif., 141; 2. Davey Pombo Jr., Kerman, Calif., 140; 3. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 136; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 134; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 103; 6. Bryan Murphy, Clovis, Calif., 96; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 77; 8. Jerome Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., and Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., each 70.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 689; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 666; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 557; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 491; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 490; 6. Kayla Martin, Brownsburg, Ind., 464; 7. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 460; 8. Keith Langley, Bloomington, Ind., 404; 9. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 399; 10. Terry Arthur, Bloomington, Ind., 388.

Iowa – 1. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 439; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 366; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 362; 4. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, and Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, both 297; 6. Tadd Holliman, Murray, Neb., 295; 7. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 277; 8. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 266; 9. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 264; 10. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 247.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 297; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 293; 3. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 253; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 250; 5. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., 230; 6. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 217; 7. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 199; 8. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 182; 9. Tyler Knight, Wright, Kan., 180; 10. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 165.

Minnesota – 1. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 807; 2. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 712; 3. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 668; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 626; 5. Michael "Mike" Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 599; 6. Zach Glaser, Mankato, Minn., 552; 7. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 518; 8. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 517; 9. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 436; 10. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 392.

Missouri – 1. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 253; 2. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 251; 3. Natalie Doney, Odessa, Mo., 242; 4. J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., 234; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 220; 6. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., and Ken Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., both 203; 8. Chris Couch, Cosby, Mo., 192; 9. Monty Cook, De Kalb, Mo., 146; 10. Gary Gray, Birmingham, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 715; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 696; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 659; 4. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 602; 5. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 580; 6. Ryan Kitchen, Seward, Neb., 558; 7. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 537; 8. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 474; 9. Cole Wayman, Lincoln, Neb., 470; 10. Jake Galusha, Bennet, Neb., and Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., both 457.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 336; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 325; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 310; 4. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 290; 5. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 285; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 281; 7. Cory Cornell, Warminster, Pa., 235; 8. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 233; 9. Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., 227; 10. Kenny Laureno, Ivyland, Pa., 224.

North Carolina – 1. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 148; 2. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 146; 4. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 136; 5. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 131; 6. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 121; 7. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 105; 8. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 102; 9. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 101; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 98.

North Dakota – 1. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 553; 2. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 532; 3. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 482; 4. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 468; 5. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 462; 6. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 454; 7. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 382; 8. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 372; 9. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 357; 10. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 274.

Ohio – 1. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 359; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 311; 3. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 292; 4. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 282; 5. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 267; 6. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 252; 7. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 249; 8. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 210; 9. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 192; 10. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 184.

Oklahoma – 1. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 301; 2. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 254; 3. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 246; 4. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 242; 5. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 228; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., and Cooper Sullivan, Lawton, Okla., both 213; 8. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 211; 9. Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., 201; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 185.

Pennsylvania – 1. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 907; 2. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 794; 3. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 792; 4. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 745; 5. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 744; 6. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 715; 7. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., 687; 8. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 668; 9. Drew Young, Beaver Springs, Pa., 613; 10. Seth Schnoke, Pine Grove, Pa., 607.

South Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 145; 2. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N C., 139; 3. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 135; 4. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 134; 5. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 127; 6. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 111; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 99; 8. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 98; 9. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 95; 10. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 78.

South Dakota – 1. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 850; 2. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 714; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 688; 4. Corbin Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 663; 5. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 631; 6. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 623; 7. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 572; 8. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 560; 9. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 532; 10. Nicholas Winter, Brookings, S.D., 530.

Texas – 1. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 711; 2. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 571; 3. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 461; 4. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 440; 5. Brekton Crouch, Lubbock, Texas, 433; 6. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 420; 7. Jeb Sessums, Cleburne, Texas, 402; 8. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 401; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 366; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 243; 2. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Virginia, and Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., both 219; 4. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 217; 5. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 202; 6. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 199; 7. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 187; 8. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 160; 9. John Smith, Brightwood, Va., 157; 10. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 151.

 

Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals Provides Perfect Chance For Fans To Pick-Up Free Apples, Enter Custom TSR Cornhole Boards Sweepstakes


10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz Reps Sage Fruit for Skagit Event

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 1, 2023) – Race fans may notice that 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz has a different look this weekend as he competes in the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals in Alger, WA. Paying tribute to racing partner Sage Fruit’s home state base, the driver of No. 15 will represent the brand with a special firesuit for the Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 event.

In addition to the Washington state trio of events being dubbed the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals, the Yakima, WA based brand will offer race fans attending the races the opportunity to pick up free apples and to learn more about the brand. Sage Fruit is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest and the brand’s growers have been serving customers with apples, pears and cherries for multiple generations.

Race fans can also register for a chance to win a custom Sage Fruit/Tony Stewart Racing/Donny Schatz cornhole set autographed by both Stewart & Schatz. On or about Nov. 6, 2023 a random winner will be selected and will receive their board set shipped directly to their home. Valued at $1,000, fans can enter for the chance to win by visiting the registration link below:

Sage Fruit Custom Cornhole Set Sweepstakes Entry Link: https://www.sagefruittsrgiveawaystarnet.com/rules-enter

Schatz posted two Top-Three finish and two Top-10 finishes in three nights at the 3/10-mile, high-banked oval in the 2022 Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals event. He earned his first career WoO victory at the facility on Aug. 31, 2013 and followed up in 2014 with a pair of wins at the track on Aug. 29 – 30, 2014.

The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals continues the 2023 season of money as one driver will have the chance to take home more than $45,000 between the three nights of Racing (Thursday to Saturday) with Thursday and Friday’s events paying $10,000 to win and Saturday’s finale at Skagit Speedway paying $26,000 to win.

The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals is the WoO Series’ first stop on the West Coast for the Fall Swing. Teams will compete three nights at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 before making their way south to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Monday, Sept. 4. The series will then head to California for the first of two weeks of competition in the Golden State.

Gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. PDT daily for the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals event, with WoO hotlaps and qualifying to begin at 6:30 p.m. All three nights of racing action can be streamed live via DIRTvision at www.dirtvision.com with coverage slated to begin nightly at 9:15 p.m. EDT.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Skagit Speedway, visit www.skagitspeedway.com.

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

Follow Schatz on Twitter @DonnySchatz and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15. Follow Tony Stewart Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Instagram and Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg and @tonystewart_rcg. Follow Sage Fruit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit and on Twitter at @SageFruit and on Instagram at @sage_fruit

 

 

Cappetta Has Trying Night at Lincoln
Feels Like Teams Takes One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Abbottstown, PA – August 30, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Ashley and the Cappetta Racing Team had a trying night at Lincoln Speedway for the Kramer Klash.

Date: August 26, 2023
Event: Kramer Klash
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 9th [9], A-main DNQ

New Tire Continues to Plague Cappetta and Team

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were back in action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday for the Kramer Klash.

When asked to give an assessment of Saturday night at Lincoln, Ashley’s first response was, “Saturday was no good.” After two solid weekends at the track, Cappetta and the team failed to qualify for the feature for the first time this season, “Knowing we did well the past two weeks, it feels like we take one step forward and then two steps back.” While the new tire compound continues to challenge Ashley and the team, there were other factors in play on Saturday that contributed to the team’s struggles, “Some of it was me overdriving the car and some of it was track conditions. I had no drive off both corners due to wheel spin.” The team was also down a crew member. Some teams are sticking with the older compound but Ashley and the team agree switching back would just be a temporary band-aid until the new tires likely become mandatory next season.
Cappetta Takes Time to Reset After Rough Night

After a rough day, or in this case, a rough night, sometimes the best thing to do is to get away to mentally reset and that is exactly what Ashley did on Sunday, “The best thing that happened to me over the weekend was getting away and going to a concert on Sunday night. It got me away from the car and thinking about Saturday night.” Cappetta spent the night focused on the music with some of the lyrics really hitting home, “It was a good time and a much needed break.”
Teams Face Challenges Every Week That Fans Don’t See

There were quite a few factors in play that affected Cappetta, the car and the team, “On Saturday night fans saw a bad handling car but they don’t understand why or what happened.” During the week Ashley and the team worked in the shop measuring, testing and looking over everything, which is something the fans don’t get to see. The team thought they had found a way to make improvements but when they got to the track, it turns out the team was wrong, or there was more wrong than they thought with the car. It also could have been a bad batch of tires which makes it incredibly difficult for teams to pinpoint what is wrong, especially in the middle of a busy race night.

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information.
Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, September 2 at 7PM
Season Stats

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s
Trivia Question

What is Ashley’s favorite hockey team?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s uncle is an engine builder
Partner Spotlight

Stoner’s Auction

Stoner’s Auction is a full-service auction company specializing in estates, liquidations, real estate. Check out their upcoming auctions on AuctionZip!

ASHLEY CAPPETTA RACING

Press Releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/ACappettaRacing89

Twitter and Instagram: Twitter.com/A_Cappetta89

Website: AshleyCappettaRacing.com
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our 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!

Gettysburg Trading Post
Mike’s Towing & Recovery
Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover
Stoner’s Auction
O’Brien’s Fuel and Service
Iron Horse Trains
Republican Club of Hanover
Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

NASTY N8 Racing

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

OGIO

GoPro

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

 

 

Hartlaub Earns 410 Sprint Top Ten, Three Top Fives in 358 Competition Over Two Week Span
Grove, Lincoln 358 Sprint Dates on the Agenda This Weekend

Newberrytown, PA – August 31, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kody Hartlaub has been a busy guy in 2023. The year started with the construction of a new race shop and the birth of his first child.

Hartlaub built his team’s depth to enable them to compete at both Williams Grove and Lincoln on a weekly basis when the 358 sprint cars are on the card.

Then, with the help of partner Pat Brewer and Brewer Home Improvements, he decided to start building his 410 sprint car program and has hit the track six times with that car already.

In 2023, Hartlaub entered 24 total races. He has already competed in that many to date in 2024 and he has at least six more on his schedule.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: August 18, 2023

Division: 358 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 30 cars, Heat 2nd (8), A-main 5th (5)
8/4 Makeup Amain: 2nd (7)

DATE: August 19, 2023

Division: 358 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 25 cars, Heat 2nd (6), A-main 10th (6)

DATE: August 26, 2023

Division: 358 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 30 cars, Heat 1st (2), A-main 3rd (8)

DATE: August 27, 2023

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Event: Capitol Renegade Clash
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: Newberrytown, PA
Stats: 23 cars, Qualifying 4th in Group 2, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 6th (8)

358 News

In the span of just over 24 hours August 18th and 19th, Hartlaub logged three 358 sprint car features, two at Williams Grove on Friday night and one at Lincoln on Saturday night. He finished 5th, 2nd and 10th respectively in the J Fuels, 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, Hartlaub’s Furniture, Kody Hartlaub Racing No.95.

While the main events were certainly not a walk in the park, Hartlaub did the heavy lifting during the heat races that weekend, passing six cars at The Grove and four at Lincoln during qualifying.

Hartlaub was just as good at Lincoln the following weekend, August 26th. He won his heat race and drove from 8th to 3rd in the A-main that night.

“We’ve been really consistent all year. That’s a credit to Pat (Brewer), my dad and all my guys who put it a lot of hours by my side to make sure everything is well maintained and we are as prepared as we can be. I can’t thank them enough.“, Hartlaub said.

Hartlaub has compiled some impressive statistics at the wheel of his 358 sprint car in 2023. Along with the two wins at Lincoln Speedway, his average finishing position is 5.8 over eleven races. Just up the road at Williams Grove Speedway, Hartlaub owns an average finish of 3.5 over six races.

It will come as no surprise those stats have put Hartlaub atop the season championship point standings at both tracks.

Hartlaub leads Derek Locke by 70 points at Williams Grove and Logan Rumsey by 80 points at Lincoln Speedway. Both tracks have 3 races remaining for the 358 sprint cars this season.

410 News

Hartlaub closed out the month of August with his sixth 410 sprint car race of the season. He was part of a 23-car field signed in at BAPS Motor Speedway for the Capitol Renegade Clash on Sunday evening.

The night got off to a solid start for Hartlaub with the 4th quickest lap in his group, which put him on the pole for his heat race. It was in the heat race that he turned some heads. Hartlaub led the first seven laps before giving up the lead and settling for a runner-up finish.

In the 30-lap A-main Hartlaub initially slipped back to 10th from his 8th starting spot but he was able to find his rhythm and move into 6th by lap three. He kept a firm hold on the spot for the duration of the event, notching his 2nd top ten in six 410 sprint car races.

Up Next

Hartlaub will focus on his 358 sprint car this weekend with two nights at the track in central Pennsylvania.

Friday night he will go after his first career win at the legendary Williams Grove Speedway.

Saturday night he will get back to victory lane for the first time since May at Lincoln Speedway. While Hartlaub has been very good there all summer (with an average finish of 5.8), the handicapping system adds an extra challenge to get to the front in a 20-lap feature. Hartlaub has two podium finishes in his last three trips to the Pigeon Hills oval, so a return to victory lane may not be far away.
Season Stats: 358 Division

18 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 16 top 10’s, 17 top 15’s

Season Stats: 410 Division

6 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Kody Hartlaub got his first go-kart at the age of 8!

Now, on to this week’s question. If Kody wasn’t driving a race car, what does he say he would probably be doing?

Did you know Kody has a website? Hint. You might want to visit KodyHartlaub.com!

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

Brewer Home Improvements

Specializing in complete renovations, remodels and new builds

Performing high-end, high-quality work for over 30 years

We believe in quality over quantity

Contact Pat today at PatBrewer@yahoo.com

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub
Kody Hartlaub (95) races with Howie Locke in 358 sprint car action at Lincoln Speedway 8-26-2023 (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com
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!

J Fuels

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Inch & Co. Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

Hartlaub’s Furniture, Inc.

SPECIAL THANKS

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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!

Click on any partner’s logo below to learn more about them!

J Fuels (2)
Brewer
MooseBlocks
Siegel
SmithTi
SRR
T&N Solutions
Inch&Co
Haas
PretzelBoy
chop
herr_electric_24
hartlaub-furniture

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CAREER 1ST HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR RICKIE LOUCKS COMES AT THE HILL WHILE BEN SCOTT WINS 1ST OF 2023 & 1ST EVER AT POTOMAC; JOHN MOLLICK SWEEPS BIG RUSH SPRINT WEEKEND; $50,000 OF PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED AT MFG NIGHTS

By Marcie Barlow

August 31, 2023 -

(Pulaski, PA)...It was a weekend of firsts as Rickie Loucks scored his career first Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model presented by Born2Run Lubricants race, while Ben Scott cracked victory lane at Potomac for the first time ever. In addition, teams in the RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, and Stock Car divisions shared in nearly $50,000 of valuable product giveaways at their annual MSD Performance "Manufacturers Nights". John Mollick had a huge weekend winning at both Lernerville and Tri-City in Hovis RUSH Sprint Car Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series action!

Ben Scott led the field to the green Friday evening at southern Maryland's Potomac Speedway and quickly claimed the top spot. The Delaware driver went on to lead the entire distance of the 20-lap event to score his career first Potomac victory in Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action. Ed Pope, Jr. claimed the runner-up position for the second consecutive week and that was enough for him to claim the 2023 divisional title at the track. Jeremy Pilkerton, Dale Hollidge and Scooter Tippett rounded out the top five.

Rickie Loucks and Chad Homan led the 25-lap RUSH Late Model main event to the green Friday at The Hill Speedway. Loucks use the high side of the speedway to open up a huge lead over Homan, who battled Brian Knowles for the second spot. The event would go caution free and Loucks would score his career first RUSH Late Model victory in the $1,000 to-win City Chevrolet Weekly Series special! Homan and Brian Knowles completed the top three.

Doug Ricotta and Dave DuBois led the RUSH Late Model field to the green Saturday event at Genesee Speedway. DuBois led the early laps of the main event with Chad Homan close behind. On lap 12 misfortune struck Homan as his transmission broke and he retired from the event. While under caution a heavy mist moved in, but the racing would continue with DuBois choosing the inside groove and Ricotta the outside. Ricotta used the opportunity to take the lead and went on to score the win, becoming the seventh different winner in the division this season at the speedway. It was Ricotta's second overall win in 2023 City Chevrolet Weekly Series action DuBois settled for second with Jon Rivers taking the third spot for his second consecutive top five finish. Jeremy Wonderling and Zach Carley completed the top five.

Philip Bubeck and Frank Magill led the RUSH Late Model field to the green Saturday evening at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bubeck led the first 10 circuits with Tony Musolino and Petrelle battling for the second spot. On the ensuing restart, Brandon Burgoon used the opportunity to move into the top spot and distance himself from the rest of the field. A caution with two laps remaining gave Petrelle the opportunity to challenge Burgoon, but he was unable to do so. Burgoon went on to score his fourth win of the season at PPMS. Bubeck settled for second with Petrelle claiming third. Musolino and Kassidy Kamicker rounding out the top five.

Lucas Oil Late Model Series Rookie of the Year contender Max Blair took advantage of a night off to compete with the RUSH Late Model Sunday at Eriez Speedway. The Centerville, Pa. driver led the entire 30-lap distance of the event to score his third Flynn’s Tire Touring Series win of the year worth $3,000. Eriez Speedway regular Jason Genco tried everything in his playbook to take the lead from Blair but he was unable to do so. Genco came home in the second spot by just 0.331 seconds. Jeremy Wonderling, Joe Martin and Dave Hess, Jr. rounded out the top five in his first ever RUSH start. The event, which was also the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance, saw an Eriez record 52 competitors in attendance to receive more than $29,000 in valuable products!

The lone Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified event of the weekend took place Saturday evening at Sharon Speedway with an excellent field of 25 cars on hand. Kole Holden led the first circuit before fourth place starter Ayden Cipriano took the top spot on lap two and went on to score the dominating victory by more than five seconds. It was Cipriano's sixth victory of the season, but first in Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series action since May 26 at Sharon. Eighth place starter Ben Easler came home in second with Holden claiming third. Brandon Ritchey and JC Boyer completed the top five.

Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car teams headed to Lernerville Speedway for a special Saturday night program that featured three classes of open wheel racing. A great field of 28 cars were on hand for "Manufacturers Night" as over $15,500 of valuable products were distributed. Veterans John Mollick and Gale Ruth, Jr. led the 24-car field to the green with Mollick quickly grabbing the lead. While Mollick was building up a lead over his fellow competitors, 13th place starter Blaze Myers was quietly working his way through the field and by the midway point of the event he was battling Chad Ruhlman for the second position. A yellow on lap 15 gave Myers and Ruhlman the opportunity they needed to challenge Mollick. Myers took the second spot on lap 19 and was able to get on Mollick’s rear bumper as the duo entered turn three; the youngster tried to make a winning move but Mollick kept his cool and won the drag race down the front stretch to score the victory, which was his second of the season at the Sarver, Pa. oval. Myers, Ruhlman, Ruth, Jr. and Arnie Kent followed.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were a late addition to the show at Tri-City Raceway Park thanks to the efforts of Billy Myers and numerous other sponsors. Zach Wilson and Blaze Myers led the 20-car feature event to the green. Myers led the first 13 circuits while fifth place starter John Mollick methodically worked his way through the field. Mollick wrestled the top spot away from Myers on lap 14; but the youngster continued to pressure Mollick for the next two laps. Mollick was able to extend his lead to 1.897 seconds at the checkered flag to score his second victory of the weekend- this one worth $1,000 in the Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series special. Myers and Ruhlman repeated their finishes in second and third for the second consecutive night. Zach Wilson and Gale Ruth, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The RUSH Stock Cars were in action on Sunday at Eriez Speedway for their regular season finale. An all-time record eight cars were on hand for "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance with more than $4,000 of valuable product distributed. William Baker, Jr. scored his second win of the season with Lane Reinwald, Alex Bush, Matt Alexander, and Cole Strickland in tow.

Mother Nature was the victor at McKean County Raceway, Skyline Raceway, Raceway 7 and Woodhull Raceway. Competitors at Freedom, Tyler County, Winchester, Bradford, and the Delaware Speedways were off this past weekend.

The RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series will be in action on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway for a $4,000 to win event that is part of the "Hillbilly 100" weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action is scheduled at McKean County Raceway on Thursday night, Skyline Raceway, Genesee Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Woodhull Raceway (double features) Marion Center Raceway ($3,100), and Bradford Speedway.

RUSH Sprint Car action returns to Hummingbird Speedway on Saturday for a $1,000 to-win Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series special/

The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified division will be in action on Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Any driver that competes on Saturday night and goes on to win the September 23 $650 to-win special will receive a $100 bonus!

Hovis RUSH Pro Mod action returns after a two-week hiatus and is scheduled for Thursday at McKean County Raceway and Sunday at Bradford Speedway.

It’s the unofficial last weekend of Summer and the weather is looking great throughout the region so be sure and add some exciting RUSH racing action to your Labor Day weekend plans.

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, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, 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, 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 snail 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.

 

 

2019 Ted Horn 100 Winner Wilson Returns to DuQuoin

DuQuoin, IL (August 31, 2023)- 2019 Ted Horn 100 winner Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Indiana returns to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and the Magic Mile after a three-year absence in search of a second Horn trophy. He is part of a 36-car pre-race entry list for the 69th edition of Ted Horn’s memorial race, which takes place Saturday in southern Illinois.

Wilson’s 2019 win was something of an upset at the time. Wilson was considered by many to be a pavement specialist having won the Little 500 sprint car race at Anderson, Indiana in 2013 and 2014. Wilson was a strong contender in any pavement race he entered but was not usually seen at most dirt track events. That began to change in 2014. After entering the Silver Crown series in 2008, a year in which he won his first USAC sprint car race, Wilson entered dirt races at Springfield, Indianapolis and Terre Haute with modest results.

Wilson made his first start at DuQuoin in 2015 and qualified an impressive fourth but finished 28th as he was unable to complete a lap. He returned in 2016 for a 26th place finish. 2018 saw the open wheel veteran shock everyone by setting quick time and leading the field to the green flag, but he never led and left after 62 laps with mechanical issues.

The next year, Wilson qualified a solid sixth and stunned the DuQuoin crowd when he got around Tyler Courtney and then Brady Bacon to take the lead by lap 42. Once in the lead, Wilson was never seriously challenged and remarked before exiting the car in victory lane that he’d won his first Silver Crown race on dirt!

In the three years since that night a variety of events have kept Wilson away from the big cars. COVID canceled events and Wilson’s growing 24-hour towing business took up a lot of his and crew chief Clint Wilson’s time. Now that things have settled down, Wilson has returned to the cockpit of the mighty uprights, running for the first time two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The big cars and dirt miles seem to suit Wilson’s driving style. With the Horn 100 scheduled as a daytime affair those conditions could also pay right into Wilson’s hands, as DuQuoin tends to take rubber and get faster as the day wears on.

Wilson and 35 other drivers are set to challenge the tricky Magic Mile this Saturday afternoon. Should he win, WIlson would become the first two-time winner in five years. Event times and ticket information are listed below.

Saturday’s event is all part of the traditional Labor Day weekend of racing at the DuQuoin State Fair. Upon USAC’s departure Saturday, ARCA will enter for the Southern Illinois 100 along with the DIRTcar Modifieds for Sunday evening’s event.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 DU QUOIN TIMES:

7:00 AM Pits & Registration

9:00 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands

10:00-11:10 AM USAC Practice

11:30 AM USAC Silver Crown Qualifying

12:15 PM Modified Hotlaps/Qualifying

12:30 PM USAC Silver Crown Last Chance

12:45 PM UMP Modified Heats

2:00 PM USAC Silver Crown Ted Horn 100

DU QUOIN TICKET INFO:

Tickets will be available on raceday or by calling the Du Quoin Fair office at 618-542-1535. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

RESERVED SEATING

Advance Tickets (Presale)

$25 Adults Per Day

$10 Children 11 & Under Per Day

Day Of Tickets (At Gate)

$30 Adults Per Day

$10 Children 11 & Under Per Day

PIT PASSES

$40 Adults Each Day

$20 Children 11 & Under Each Day

$50 Two-Day Pit Pass

For more information, contact Track Enterprises by calling the office at 217-764-3200 or by visiting their website at www.trackenterprises.com

 

 

SCCT eager to kick-off Gold Cup week next Wednesday September 6th

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA…The anticipation is growing as the 69th “Gold Cup Race of Champions” approaches next week at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.
As fans get amped for the fastest four days in California racing, the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is excited to launch the festivities on Wednesday September 6th.

The annual Pacific Sprint Cup will award $6,900-to-win and showcases only Winged 360 Sprint Cars, with no car count limit.

Bringing back tradition once again, the event serves as opening night of the famed Gold Cup Race of Champions week at Silver Dollar Speedway. Special guests Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, both multi-time Gold Cup winners, will certainly add to the star power during the night.

A post-race concert presented by NOS Energy Drink is also set to take place in the Pavilion to entertain the masses afterwards.

The Pacific Sprint Cup gives SCCT teams an opportunity to compete before an audience that includes travelers from around the United States and beyond, who trek to the town of Chico for its annual week of speed. The evening of hard-hitting competition marks round number nine on the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“Everybody at SLC Promotions has been working overdrive for Gold Cup and we’re thrilled to open it with the Pacific Sprint Cup,” said Silver Dollar Speedway Announcer, Communications Director and Reverend, Troy Hennig. “Bringing the World of Outlaws back for three nights and having the SCCT 360s kick it all off next Wednesday returns some of that tradition to the Gold Cup Race of Champions. It’s going to be a great week of racing, having fun, and enjoying the sport we all love.”

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox continues to sit atop the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards standings. The driver of the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x has put together a consistent campaign with SCCT, but no doubt wants to add a victory at the $6,900-to-win Pacific Sprint Cup on Wednesday.

Templeton throttle-masher Kaleb Montgomery has moved to second in the points, 45-markers behind Cox for the top-spot, while Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield is 50-points back in third. With a large car count expected at Silver Dollar Speedway, it will make the Pacific Sprint Cup a critical race in the fight for the title.

Former Pacific Sprint Cup winners Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford and Fremont’s Shane Golobic round out the top-five going into Wednesday night. Completing the top-10 in the standings are Chance Grasty, Dominic Gorden, Luke Hayes, Justin Sanders and seven-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion Sean Becker.

On the car owner side of things Dale Miller continues to lead the competitor standings heading into Chico. Aromas driver Justin Sanders is expected to be back in the seat for the Pacific Sprint Cup. So far this year, Sanders has not finished outside of the top-five in his appearances with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Tickets and Details:

Tickets for the Pacific Sprint Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday September 6th can be purchased online https://silverdollar.ticketspice.com/pacific-cup-gold-cup-2023 or at the gate.

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 5pm. The pit meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm with cars on track for wheel packing shortly after. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying, and racing will follow.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/fan-info/directions/

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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

Wednesday September 6: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (Pacific Sprint Cup)

Saturday September 23: Petaluma Speedway (12th annual Adobe Cup)

Friday September 29: Kings Speedway in Hanford (38th annual Cotton Classic)

Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/NARC)

 

 

Austin Hartmann aims for IRA Labor Day weekend doubleheader bounce back

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 30, 2023 – After being involved in one of the most violent-looking accidents of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season last Friday, Aug. 25 at 34 Raceway, Austin Hartmann and the members of the 87A Hartmann Racing team have worked diligently in recent days to prepare the team’s backup car for the traditional IRA Labor Day weekend doubleheader at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 1 and The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. during the Sheboygan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 2.

With 32 IRA Sprint Cars signed in for the second IRA program of the 2023 season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, Aug. 25, Hartmann opened the night on a strong note by recording the sixth fastest overall qualifying lap with a time of 13.183 seconds.

After starting third in the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann got out of shape along the cushion and flipped into the turn two wall before his 87A car caught fire. Hartmann was uninjured in the incident. However, the accident resulted in significant damage to the 87A Hartmann Racing team’s primary car and ended Hartmann's night early.

The Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series was scheduled to compete with support from the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 Sprint Cars at Federated Auto Parts Speedway in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 26. However, heavy rain forced the event to be cancelled.

Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team have scrambled over the past several days to put together the team’s backup car for IRA competition this weekend, while the damaged primary car has been sent to Maxim Racing for a new front clip.

"I want to thank the IRA and 34 Raceway safety crew on the scene, as well as the Neuman family for the hospitality, tearing the car apart and delivering the car to Maxim for us," Hartmann said. "I also want to thank Eric Bergschultz for his hard work and devotion to the team."

The weekend kicks off with the annual IRA Harry Neitzel Tribute event on Friday, Sept. 1 at the horsepower half-mile Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 p.m. and hot laps and qualifying to follow before opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and A Modifieds will also be on the card.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, the Plymouth, Wis.-based 87A Hartmann Racing team will return home to The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. for the annual all-Sprint Car event during the Sheboygan County Fair, featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Cars and Akright Auto MSA 360 Sprint Cars.

On-track action is slated to begin at 5 p.m.

All IRA events during the 2023 season are streamed live on FloRacing.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87A.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Feldmann Sales & Service

Located at 1014 South Wisconsin Drive in Howards Grove, Wis., Feldmann Sales & Service has been in business since 1948. As a small, family-owned business, Feldmann Sales and Service’s mission to offer the latest in parts and products at the best prices with unparalleled service, along with a full line of Polaris, Kubota, Echo Stihl, Ariens, Simplicity, Toro and Land Pride equipment, including ATVs, Ranger RZRs, tractors and chainsaws.

In addition to featuring a full showroom of equipment for all seasons, Feldmann Sales & Service’s team of certified technicians offers ATV maintenance, lawn equipment service and trailer service.

To contact Feldmann Sales & Service, call 920-565-3939, email sales@feldmannsales.com or visit http://www.feldmannsales.com/.

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2023 Remaining IRA Schedule