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Tentative autograph session lineups announced for Hangtown 100

Placerville, CA – November 15, 2019…Prior to the races next Tuesday and Wednesday, Placerville Speedway race fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the drivers that will be in action at the Hangtown 100 during a pair of autograph sessions scheduled in the main grandstand.

The tentative autograph session/ meet and greet lineup for each night has been announced and will be as follows:

Scheduled to sign autographs on Tuesday from 4pm-4:30 will be Kyle Larson, Zeb Wise, Gio Scelzi, Logan Seavey, Buddy Kofoid and Aaron Reutzel.

Scheduled to sign autographs on Wednesday from 3:30pm-4 will be Brad Sweet, Shane Golobic, Tyler Courtney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Rico Abreu and Dave Darland.

The front gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 3pm each night with live music and Coors Light/ Coors Banquet Happy Hour taking place until 5pm. Keep in mind today (Friday November 15) is your final opportunity for online ticket sales. After Midnight all tickets will be available at the gate next Tuesday and Wednesday. To purchase your tickets click www.hangtown100.com/tickets

Don’t forget following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

To view the event schedule for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 simply visit https://www.hangtown100.com/schedule and to view the format visit https://www.hangtown100.com/rules

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

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab Sprint Car Team Highlights Entertaining Season With PA Speedweek Win

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2019) - The 2019 season was an enjoyable one for the Swindell SpeedLab winged sprint car team owned by Kevin and Jordan Swindell.

The team found success with four different drivers - NASCAR notable Christopher Bell, sprint car Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell, rising star Hunter Schurenburg and former primary pilot Spencer Bayston - behind the wheel.

Bell captured the team's lone feature victory by winning a Pennsylvania Speedweek show at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2.

"(My) dad had one of those big Grandview checks in the shop during my childhood," Kevin Swindell said. "I wanted that big check. Me and Bell talked about it. If I won one race this year I wanted it to be the race with that check. That was a landmark thing. It's not about the money at some of these races. It's more about the trophy or prestige."

The team was close to earning its first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph as Bell led 25 laps of the 30-lap feature during the DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., in February before finishing second. He also led the first 27 laps of the 35-lap main event at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., in May.

Additionally, Bell came close to an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions victory, charging from 10th to third before rubber came in during a $26,000-to-win show at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, in July.

"We had a lot of consistency, but a lot of bad luck as well," Swindell said. "I feel like we should have won one of the nights at Volusia and then we got wrecked while leading at Lawrenceburg. We hated not to close out more wins. I think we could have had five or six more wins this year, but it just didn't work out with things happening like the traffic at Volusia, the rubber at 34 Raceway and the incident at Lawrenceburg."

Sammy Swindell highlighted his handful of starts with the team by earning a seventh-place result during the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, in July. He also guided the team to an eighth-place result during the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in August.

"It was a good year overall," Kevin Swindell said. "We got in World of Outlaws dashes with three different drivers by the end of the year. That's an accomplishment in itself.

"I enjoyed the year. We were good all the time. We could have had a few more wins, but it didn't pan out. We had great support from sponsors and fans. In addition to the full-time partners we want to thank the sponsors that came on periodically. We're grateful to everybody who helped out."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - South Bay Partners

"We're grateful to Craig and everyone at South Bay for supporting our team and we look forward to continued success together," Swindell said.

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

 

 

Mingus Partnering With Moore After Injuries Force Him to Hang Up Helmet

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2019) - The old saying when one door closes another one opens has never been more true than for Kevin Mingus.

Mingus, whose career moved from asphalt to dirt racing, was injured in a sprint car crash last July. The back injury was aggravated when he attempted a comeback, leaving him questioning his future involvement in the sport he loves. He was diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome, a neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. He also has a herniated disc.

"I'm still pretty laid up and they have to decide if I need surgery or not," the 25-year-old said. "Needless to say I had to make the decision to hang up the helmet for good. I started racing 14 years ago on asphalt and three years ago moved to dirt and in 2018 took on owning our own team. This was not an easy decision, but the more I thought about it the more I knew I wanted to stay involved."

After his injury in July Mingus attended local races as a spectator at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, and at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where he had competed in the 305c.i. winged sprint car division the last three years.

"I have gotten to know so many people in the sport and have so many great friendships," he said. "One guy I always respected because he basically did it all by himself is Brandon Moore. He drove the car, worked on the car, took care of the car all week and is always fast and running up front. We talked and I'm pleased that he will drive the No. Z10 in 2020."

Moore, who is a 24-year-old from Clyde, Ohio, has been driving a 305 sprint car for six years and scored his first feature win a couple of years ago at Fremont Speedway.

"I'm really excited to team up with Kevin and his family," Moore said. "We will use his equipment, but I will keep one complete car of my own for backup if needed and maybe do some non-wing racing with it when the opportunity arises. This takes so much pressure and stress off of me. I don't have to work all day and come home and work all night in the shop. It will be nice not to have to call all the shots."

Mingus is also relieved he no longer has as much stress and can concentrate on working with Moore.

"I put a lot of pressure on myself to get better and it was frustrating not getting the results as quickly as I would have liked," Mingus said. "It was becoming more of a chore than what it was worth. Now I only have to worry about working with my dad on prepping the car with the help of Brandon."

Mingus said the team will chase the championships at both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway along with the title for the KS Sales and Service Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

"I told Brandon we are going trophy hunting in 2020," he said. "I can't wait to stand in Victory Lane with him and our team."

Mingus and Moore said most of the sponsors on each of their individual teams have agreed to come on board for the new venture in 2020.

"Kevin has some very loyal sponsors as do I and we are thrilled they will support us next season," Moore said. "Now we just need to get moving in the shop and get everything in place to win races."

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mingle10/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals

Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has been providing the construction industry with dependable equipment along with experienced personnel for more than 40 years, establishing themselves as one of the premier crane rental companies in the area. Besides crane rental, Midwest Equipment also offers heavy hauling, boom trucks and storage options. For more information, visit http://www.MidwestCraneRentals.com

"They have been on board with us for the last four years and are coming back in 2020," Mingus said. "They are such as great business to work with and I'm excited to get them better results with our new team."

Mingus would also like to thank Geck Electric, CK Plumbing, Gill Construction, Hess' Oriental Martial Arts, Chloe Toy, ¡Mayday!, Wrekonize, Ubi, The Mason Jar and Jensen Towing for their continued support.

 

 

Price Excited for Future After First Full Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Nov. 14, 2019) - Robbie Price recently completed his maiden season as a full-time traveling competitor on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Price picked up a pair of wins to go along with four top fives and 11 top-10 finishes in a total of 30 ASCS National Tour feature starts. As a result, he finished the season ranked eighth in the championship standings.

"It wasn't a bad year, but almost every track we went to was new to me," he said. "We were pretty hit and miss, but we were able to build a nice notebook for 2020 as a result."

Price's two triumphs came at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., in June and at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., in September. The win at Skagit Speedway was exceptionally special as it came during the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup and was worth a whopping $15,000.

Along with it being the first series victory of his career, Price also became the first-ever Canadian-born driver to win the crown jewel event and the youngest to win the race at the age of 21-years-old.

"We have a lot of experience at Skagit and we kind of made it a goal to go there and perform well," he said. "I've run that race before and struggled so to go out and learn some things and apply it at a race like that and get a win, it's definitely a special moment I won't forget."

Price also sprinkled in two pavement NSRA Winged Sprint Car starts to go along with several 410ci winged sprint car races throughout the 2019 season. It included an attempt to qualify for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

While his first attempt at running the event ended in the D Main during the Saturday night finale, it was all part of what Price deemed to be a season of continued growth as a driver.

"I'd say this whole year was really a learning experience and track time was important for that," he said. "I think we have a great program and I think with what we gained this year we can be a lot more successful going forward. It was just a fun year."

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal

Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal has been serving Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, since 1996. Seven certified journeymen with more than 90 years of combined experience provide quality craftmanship to complete residential and commercial HVAV projects as well as custom fabrication. For more information, visit http://www.MillstoneHeating.com .

"Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal specializes in commercial and residential heating and air conditioning installation," Price said. "It has been instrumental in my racing career and I appreciate the support from everyone at the company."

Price would like to thank Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Shockwave Motorsports and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Tyler's USAC years detailed in MODERN THUNDER

Two-time champion still winning

Back-to-back USAC National Sprint Car champion Brian Tyler was a popular fixture on the circuit during his heydey, and the Michigan driver left a lasting impression on the sport with his aggressive style and blue-collar determination.

Although Tyler has cut back his sprint car competition in recent years, he is still a winner: he recently scored a road course victory in NASA competition at Memphis Intl. Raceway in a Lightning Crown Roadster.

Tyler's USAC career is well documented in MODERN THUNDER, the ultimate guide to USAC National Sprint Car racing. Tyler's seasons with USAC are recalled with season-by-season coverage and statistics, as well as a full-page biography that appears on page 319.

Tyler, a native of Parma, Michigan now living in North Carolina, was a mainstay with USAC sprint cars throughout the 1990s and early 2000s until shifting his focus to the USAC Silver Crown series. His fierce competitive nature and boundless determination fueled a friendly rivalry with a number of his contemporaries, most notably the late Dave Steele.

Years in the making, MODERN THUNDER provides:

- Year-by-year coverage of every USAC National Sprint Car season from 1956 to 2017.

- Each season from 1981 to 2017 is detailed with eight full pages of photos, a season summary, race results, and statistics.

- A bio of every USAC National Sprint Car champion from 1981 to 2017.

- Each of the 1956 to 1980 seasons is recapped with a full page of statistics and race results.

- Detailed series statistics.

- A complete listing of Indiana Sprint Week competition.

MODERN THUNDER provides a level of coverage of USAC’s modern era beyond anything ever before published. MODERN THUNDER is destined to become a Collector’s Item, so don’t delay! Order your copy today!

MODERN THUNDER - The Illustrated History of

USAC National Sprint Car Racing 1981 - 2017

By Dave Argabright, John Mahoney, and Patrick Sullivan

Foreword by Levi Jones

Hardcover, 11 by 8.5 inches, 384 pages

Over 1,300 color and b/w photographs

List price $49.95

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Brian Tyler's USAC bio, page 319 of Modern Thunder.

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Photo Index entries for Brian Tyler in Modern Thunder.

Learn More

Where to purchase MODERN THUNDER

Book available at several venues

You can purchase your copy of MODERN THUNDER from a variety of sources, including...

- purchase on-line directly from us here: www.daveargabright.com

- call us directly to order by phone: (317) 598-1263

- purchase on-line or by phone from Coastal 181: www.coastal181.com; (877) 907-8181

- purchase on-line or by phone from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame gift shop:

www.sprintcarhof.com/; (800) 874-4488

- purchase from the official USAC Apparel Trailer at USAC National events

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK IN THE #91R FOR THE WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Cypress, CA, November 13, 2019) It will be like an old home week for Garden Grove, California racing veteran Brodie Roa when he contests the “52nd Annual Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford” this Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, at the Arizona Speedway. For the first time since early September, he will be wheeling his own bright green #91R sprint car.


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Brody Roa will be back in his own #91R this weekend in Arizona. Photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.

Heading into last weeks Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa led the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings by 10-points. After three nights of racing on the Riverside County, California clay oval, he increased his advantage to 26-points going into this weekend’s final two races of the year.

In addition to his point lead in the USAC/Southwest Sprint Car Series, Roa is third in the USAC/CRA Series heading into the race in San Tan Valley. The 28-year old is 96-points out of second-place and he is 89-points ahead of the fourth-place driver.

Last week at the Oval Nationals, Roa qualified 23rd out of 41-cars on the first of three nights. He placed second in his heat race and then started 21st in the 30-lap main event. He moved forward all race long and ended up finishing 13th.

Twenty-four hours later, Roa was 19th fastest of the 41-cars on hand in qualifying. He placed fourth in his heat and moved forward again ending up 12th after starting 17th in the main event.

On Saturday night, Roa qualified in the 19th spot of the 31-cars who took time trials. He placed fifth in his heat and second in one of the B mains. For the A main, he began in the 18th position, but mechanical ills knocked him out of the race early and he finished 26th.

This Friday will mark the first time Roa has driven the famous family-owned #91R since September 7th at the Santa Maria Raceway. While the car has sat idle since then, it has been ready to race, and the crew will only need to make a few minor adjustments to get it ready for this weekend’s action.

For fans who would like to attend the Western World Championship, the spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 on both nights.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in San Tan Valley (85140). The track telephone number is (480) 926-6688 and the track website is at the following link http://www.arizonaspeedway.net/

Great looking Brody Roa t-shirts are available at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2020, please call 714-932-7994.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

2019 Schedule

1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A

1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C

2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A

2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A

7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 12th A

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/6/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 16th A

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 9th A

10/5/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC West Coast 9th A

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 4th A

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

13th A

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

12th A

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

26th A

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

 

Austin Liggett Pulls Positives Out of Tough Weekend at Oval Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Meeting up with the USAC National Sprint Car Series over the weekend at the Oval Nationals, Austin Liggett and his team didn’t have the weekend they set out for, but looking back Liggett was able to walk away with a positive outlook.

“Overall we did not get the results that we set out to get,” Austin Liggett said. “We just struggled to get our car right in time trials each night, and it set us back right away.”

Though he would struggle early in all three nights of competition, Liggett and his Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology team would head the right direction as each night progressed as the Tracy, CA driver was able to race his way into all three features, and pick up a couple of heat race wins.

“To race our way into each feature event and not have to go through any B-Mains was one huge plus for us,” Liggett said. “We also were able to pick up a couple of heat race wins over some super talented drivers, so again also something we can be proud of.”

Getting into all three feature events, Liggett would finish 25th in Saturday’s finale, 15th on Friday, and 22nd on Thursday night.

“Though our results weren’t there, it was great to spend time with family, and just have some fun and that is really what it is all about,” Liggett noted. “My Dad and Landon Hurst worked tirelessly all weekend to try and get our car better, and I can’t thank them enough for their desire to get a perfect car on the track. I also have to thank My mom, my sister Angela, and Lukas Steward for their support and help all weekend.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-9, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Liggett is now geared up for Turkey Night at Ventura Raceway. Liggett will compete in both a Midget as well as a USAC 360 Wingless Sprint Car.

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

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20

TRENTON, NJ November 13, 2019 . . . Tickets for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series race events in Trenton, N.J and Syracuse, N.Y.  will go on sale for the first time on Wednesday, November 20.

The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. but on a new later date, Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd. The exciting event featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints, had been held the last two years in December prior to Christmas.

To relieve family conflict with Christmas holiday events, the dirt race has been moved to the weekend after the Daytona 500. On Friday night February 21st competitors will race in ten heat races that will set the field for four 20 lap features that will follow. These events, which will begin at 7 PM, set the starting grid for Saturday’s events.

On Saturday, February 22nd the first green flag will fall at 6 PM with the first of ten qualifying transfer races that will advance top finishers to the back of the next event. The program concludes with the 50 lap, 24 car feature paying $5,000 to win that will not start until after 8 PM.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the new Exposition Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Tickets have been on sale for the first two events of the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels.

The 2020 Series schedule opens with the Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Race, inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020. The NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Weekend follows inside Atlantic City’s historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020.

The TQ Midget “Concrete Series” will comprise five rounds with two complete programs held at the events in Allentown and Syracuse. Atlantic City’s uniquely different program includes four 20 lap semi-features on Friday night with the top 80 in time trials split into events. These races offer partial points as well as guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s 40 lap Gambler’s Classic.

The Champ Karts and Slingshot classes are a part of the schedule at all three of the “Concrete Series” venues. In Allentown the Champ Karts race on Friday night and the Slingshots on Saturday. In Atlantic City both classes qualify on Friday and race their feature on Saturday. In the series finale in Syracuse, both classes have complete shows both nights.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. won the Saturday night Series finale in Syracuse in March to clinch his fourth VP Racing Fuels sponsored TQ Midget championship. Rudolph also finished second in Friday’s first ever feature event in Syracuse won by Long Island, N.Y. driver Justin Bonsignore.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., the 2019 Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner, ended up second in the standings.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. opened the 2019 series with his first career Indoor Series victory and past series champion Ryan Flores from Cornelius, NC won Saturday night’s feature event.

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

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

Brandon Rusczek won the Hoosier Champ Kart title. Though winless in the Kutztown Action Track sponsored Slingshot Indoor Series, Kurt Bettler grabbed his first title.

Rudolph, the 2019 DIRTcar 358 Modified series champion, entered the Trenton Dirt Nationals last December and won it in his first attempt. Billy Pauch Jr., the 2019 dirt Modified champion at N.J.’s New Egypt Speedway, finished a close second.

For complete ticket information and special host hotel rates go to www.indoorautoracing. Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events.

For information, email or call the series director Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com, 609-888-3618.

 

 

Brian Brown Captures Top 10 at World Finals During Final Event of Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Qualifying put Brian Brown in a good position last weekend during the Can-Am World Finals.

Brown qualified in the top 10 in his group for both nights of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the season wrapped up.

"Qualifying is something we've always been decent at," he said. "We were really good in our Saturday portion and just missed it a little in our Friday portion to be seventh quick. Those four laps are pretty important. We had some good notes and our engines are good so it played out well."

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C . - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (4).

"We were able to run second in a heat and second in a dash," Brown said. "I felt like the track was going to lay rubber. We freed our car up a little and tightened up a couple different ways rather than putting a big left rear tire on. We couldn't get in the corner like we wanted to without getting tight. At that place you have to be able to roll the corner. It's a wheel speed and mile per hour race and we were a little too tight. It was still a good night all around."

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C . - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 12 (12).

"We won the heat and finished six in our dash," Brown said. "We just missed it a little with the setup in the main event. We thought the track was going to be more like it was on Friday. When they pushed the infield tires in we ran in grease and water for the first little bit. It was pretty one dimensional and tough to pass. We thought it'd get slick again like Friday. When they put those tires it was a little slimy. We kept throwing stuff across the track and that made it pretty dirty, especially in turns three and four."

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

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"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Piloting the McColloch No. 17 Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi will reunite with car owner Nick McColloch this Saturday for the final winged sprint car race of the season in California.

It's been a little more than two years since the duo last teamed up and Scelzi is excited to ignite the partnership for a special show this weekend at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

"The last time we got together we won," he said. "The next time out we lost an engine in qualifying and didn't get to race again. That was the end of 2017 and last year we weren't able to get together. I'm excited to work with Nick and Kerry again. I enjoyed racing with them and at the time won the biggest race of my career with them."

Scelzi is coming off a weekend in North Carolina where the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season wrapped up during the Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte. More than 50 of the top racers from around the country invaded the event. Scelzi qualified 12 th quickest in his group for the Friday show and 16th quickest in his group for Saturday's program.

"We buried ourselves in qualifying," he said. "For Friday night we didn't time in every well. I'm not sure why because I felt like we had decent speed and made good laps."

Scelzi started fourth, but quickly maneuvered into third place during a heat race on Friday.

"We got to third, which was the final lock-in spot to the feature, and I got slid through turns three and four," he said. "I didn't have a chance to get back to him because he drove away. That was it for that heat. In the Last Chance Showdown I was running seventh and racing with (Daryn) Pittman and Freddie (Rahmer) for a transfer into the feature. We got three wide on a restart and I was on the outside and ran out of room. It cut my right rear tire down."

The night ended with a DNF. Scelzi moved forward both times he was on the track Saturday, advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 13th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"Being in the first heat race on Saturday, the track was probably the wettest we'd seen all weekend," he said. "We got one position on the start. It was one lane and you couldn't pass anyone. In the Last Chance Showdown we got to seventh fairly quick. I restarted on the bottom and I couldn't get a good start on the bottom both times I was down there. We lost some ground and didn't get a transfer into the main event. We didn't get the results we wanted so we're hopeful this Saturday goes better in Hanford."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 17 (8).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

81 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Crockett Completes First Full Season on ASCS National Tour With Flying Colors

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Roger Crockett deemed his first full season of undertaking the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule as a success.

Crockett, who transplanted himself in Oklahoma prior to the start of the 2018 season, ran the entire ASCS National Tour this year for the first time ever and the results were strong. He finished the season ranked third in the championship standings after earning a pair of wins, 11 top fives and 21 top 10s in 31 starts.

"We started the year competing how I anticipated we would, but also knowing we had a lot of room for improvement," he said. "We hit a part of the year where expectations were much higher than how we were performing. Fortunately we were able to get headed the right way. We were hoping to win a few more races than we did, but after a rough summer to end up third in points and finish strong, we were certainly pleased.

"Going back to tracks a second time, I didn't realize how much easier that makes it. I think it makes it easier off the track. The little changes you make to the race car and having some expectation of what the track will do. There's more to that than I thought there'd be. I've always been good at going to new places and being good, but there is a difference going back to a track the second time."

Crockett's two national wins came at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during a Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup preliminary night and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Winter Nationals.

"Winning at Skagit was a good one, but we won a race when we weren't really running that great at the time," he said. "To be able to fight back toward being consistent with top-five finishes and win one with consistency at the end of the year was the highlight. Another major thing was earlier in the year there were some races I didn't do a good job behind the wheel. Now I feel like I'm a much better driver after getting some confidence and some consistency."

Crockett's two ASCS National Tour victories were the most he's earned in a single season since 2013 and it marked his third straight season with a national triumph. He was also victorious at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., during a local event.

Additionally, Crockett ended the season tied for the third-most top 10s and tied for the fifth-most top fives during ASCS National Tour competition.

"I want to do the ASCS National Tour again," he said. "That's the No. 1 goal. We'll continue to prepare things for doing that.

"I'm grateful for all of our supporters. Route 66 Chevrolet and Route 66 Nissan, Phil Del Rosa and my dad have been key components to our success."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Route 66 Chevrolet

Route 66 Chevrolet is a family owned and operated dealership located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has won GM's Dealer of the Year Award three times and is the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Oklahoma. To learn more, visit http://www.Route66Chevrolet.com .

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

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Nissan, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Rallies to Sixth-Place Finish During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - A charge from 17 th to sixth on Saturday capped the 2019 season for Kraig Kinser.

"Having a good run at the end of the year is definitely nice," he said. "It makes the winter go a little bit easier. At the same time we want to get better for next year so it won't keep us from working hard to find more speed."

Kinser kicked off the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte last Thursday when he qualified sixth quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group for Friday's show and 12th quickest in his group for Saturday's program.

"I feel like we put ourselves in position to make both races in a tough field," he said. "We made it in the dash one night so we qualified good for Friday."

Kinser finished second in a heat race on Friday to advance into a dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number and finished where he started - sixth. That lined him up 11th for the main event.

"It was the most we struggled all weekend," he said after placing 15 th. "We were good enough to hold our own, but not good enough to go forward. Every restart was a struggle to get going again. There was a good bunch of cars. There's some setup stuff and some choices I made as a driver that didn't play out like we wanted."

Saturday ended on a better note for Kinser, who maneuvered from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the A Main. He then charged from 17 th to sixth in the feature.

"We rebounded even though we were in a tougher position to start the main event," he said. "We had a good setup and stuff went our way. The car was good enough to roll the way I needed to make the turns. It worked for the lines I was running. We've been pretty good at Charlotte lately so it was on par with how I was hoping to be.

"I stayed mostly at the middle to the bottom. I went to the top a couple of times in turns one and two. I felt good enough to keep up. If they were running the bottom I'd float out to the middle or the top. Keeping air on my wings and trying to help the car have clean air was important and we were able to move around as we needed."

It marked Kinser's 28th top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 15 (11).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 28 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 60 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DRC Chassis

DRC Chassis is family owned and operated in Indianapolis, Ind. DRC Chassis was founded in 2002 by Joe Devin. Since then, DRC has designed and built over 500 midget, sprint and silver crown cars; becoming the most successful non-wing chassis manufacturer in the country. DRC has racked up over 500 feature wins and 26 local and national championships. DRC has also won the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Mechanical Achievement Award and received the Manufacturer of the Year Award a record 5 times from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. For more information, visit http://www.DRCChassisIndy.com.

"It's been a good match with another company close to us in Indiana," Kinser said. "They are pretty prominent in non-wing stuff and are building their winged program. They spent quite a bit of time getting us going. It's been a great partnership for us."

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

 

 

Starks Tests New Car Configuration During World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - A new car didn't pan out the way Trey Starks hoped last weekend during the Can-Am World Finals.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver uncharacteristically struggled at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, which hosted the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. It began on Thursday when the more than 50 drivers qualified for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Nothing clicked like it had all year," he said. "It was a different car design. That's the first time we've done something different in three years. We tested it once before Charlotte and learned some things. We want it to be something we'll transition into. With it being the last race of the year and with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday shows on Thursday it makes it a tough weekend if you don't qualify well."

Starks timed in 23rd quickest in his group for Friday's event and 24th quickest in his group for Saturday's race. He finished eighth in a heat race each night, which relegated him to the C Main. Starks advanced from 11th to seventh in the C Main on Friday and from ninth to fourth on Saturday.

"We got a little better, but not good enough to make a difference," he said. "It gives us a different way of looking at things and may help us open our eyes for a few things about the previous car we were running. It's something we want to work with to make it more adaptable going to different places. We're going to evaluate it and see how we want to move forward."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: 7 (11).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

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

 

 

Hill Shows Improvement During Busy Season With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 13, 2019) - Alex Hill enjoyed a season of marked improvement in her second full year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had a really good season," she said. "It definitely had more high points than our previous year.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to finish the year as strong as we thought we would. We had a lot of bad luck the last couple of months, especially with our draws. But for the most part we had a successful season."

The 19-year-old achieved her primary goal of qualifying for more A Mains in 2019. She took the green flag in 24 ASCS main events this season, nearly doubling her total from 2018.

"I felt I improved a lot as a driver this year," said Hill, who finished 11 th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - an improvement of two positions from 2018. "I think the main reason was that I had a lot more confidence this year due to having a full year of experience traveling with ASCS. My increase in confidence helped to make me more aggressive on the track than before.

"Our 2018 season was kind of tough. But I was able to put the difficult times from then behind me and use that experience to help me this year."

Hill is grateful for a quality crew that prepared a solid ride for her at each stop on the tour as well as others who made her racing possible.

"I really appreciate all the hard work from my crew," she said. "My crew chief, Daryl (Turford), is the best. This year, his dad - Peter - joined us full-time on the road when Ronnie Monture couldn't be with us all of the time. They're all great guys.

"Of course, I'm especially thankful for my mom and dad, who make it possible for me to live my dream of traveling around the country racing. And I appreciate all the help we get from our great sponsors."

Hill anticipates following a similar racing schedule next year.

"As of now we plan to run the ASCS National Tour again," she said. "We're waiting for the schedule to come out before we make any definite plans. I think our first race next year will be at East Bay in February."

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lettrage Pixel

With eight years of designing experience, Lettrage Pixel has and continues to give its customers the best looking logos, fleet designs, race cars and everything in between. For more information, visit http://www.LettragePixel.com.

"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

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

 

 

Let’s try again

“I said it two weeks ago and now I will say it again - Finally we are about to kick off our 13th season for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway, this Saturday night – Nov 16. We were bitterly disappointed not being able to get a show in at Mildura but the Timmis Speedway Committee made the correct decision. As everyone knows rain outs are horrible but at least we didn’t get all our cars out and wheel pack for nothing.” Searle said.

The Flocon King of the River will now be over 3 rounds but still pays $2K to the winner. Moama this
Saturday, Murray Bridge on Nov 30th and final at Mildura on Dec 28th.

Series champ SA33 Mark Caruso slotted his 410 in last weekend to run USC at Murray Bridge but is back with the 360 to defend his championship. NT7 Hutchins / Brooks team was another to gain laps after running at Murray Bridge last weekend also. Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8, with the washout proved positive for Evans after getting steel in his eye the week before Mildura which meant he had to withdraw from the show but with 2 weeks healing time he is good to go. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock celebrated his 100th anniversary the last time the series was at Moama and Saturday night will be his 105th show proving his true dedication to the Series. V7 Paul Solomon ran his 410 at Avalon last weekend and gained more laps to start the season off. Young hard charger Mitch Smith battled the 410’s with his 360 also at Avalon to get more experience under his belt in
the V75. V60 Jordyn Charge has chosen to slot their 360 in this weekend; the talented youngster has been on the podium several times with the series and will be looking for another strong result.

Series regulars V16 James Wren, NT26 Tony Moule, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA32 Ben Gartner just to name a few are locked in. Series Rookies Green V71, Loader VA10 & Sandow VA99 all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 6.00pm. November 16th Heartland Raceway, Moama

 

 

Shane Hopkins Fifth in Hunt Series Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the Brian Sperry No. 51 wingless car on Saturday night, Shane Hopkins had a good night during his debut with the Hunt Wingless Series as he picked up a fifth place finish.

“I have to thank Brian Sperry for giving me a shot in his car,’ Shane Hopkins said. “He has great equipment, and I had a blast mixing it up with the Hunt Series. I just made a couple of mistakes that cost us a shot at a win.”

Timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises backed No. 51 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Hopkins would go on to pick up a second place finish in his heat race and earn a berth in the redraw.

Pulling the coveted one pill, Hopkins would lead the field to green in the what was the series’ final event of the 2019 season. Getting the jump, Hopkins would lead the way early and quickly find himself at the rear of the field and in traffic.

Behind him, Bradley Terrell was waiting in the wings, as he looked for any kind of opening that Hopkins gave him. Bobbling in traffic on the seventh circuit, Hopkins would give up the lead before falling to third three laps later as Jake Morgan got by.

Continuing to battle in the Top-5, Hopkins would make a couple more admitted mistakes that saw him slip back to fifth, where he would go on to finish.

“Brian and his guys really put a strong car underneath me, and put us in a position to win,” Hopkins said. “I made a few mistakes, but we knew there would be a learning curve with only one previous non wing start. Again, thanks to him for a great opportunity and a fun night of racing.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, ARP, ADCO, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, El Dorado Disposal, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, MD Builders, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-31, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP- Hopkins schedule is wrapped up for now, but is still open to sneaking in any races that he can find opportunity for over the winter months.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

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2019 Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction Saturday, December 7th!

Mesquite TX (11/13/19) by DarinShort.com. The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racer Auction will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Mesquite Convention Center. This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors, race tracks, racing series and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (one day only!)

Doors Open at 8:00am

Auction Starts at 9:00am

Location: Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149

Admission: Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Military - $10.00, Ages 6-12 - $5.00, 5 and Under – Free.

Racer’s Auction: Open to the Public! This is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsport equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome in the auction!

Racer’s Auction Contacts: Tim Clonch or Matthew Rhone at (972) 289-7223 to reserve lot numbers for auction items.

Racer’s Auction Items Drop Off at the Mesquite Convention Center Friday, December 6th, 2019 between 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Trade Show Exhibitors: Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972-290-7002. Download and complete the 2019 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today!

Trade Show Vendor Booth Setup: Mesquite Convention Center, Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Exhibitors who have already signed up this year include Smiley’s Racing Products, Zamp Helmets, Sprint Car Bandits, Texas Sprint Series, IMCA, USRA, Texas Legend Cars, Lucas Oil, Landrum Springs, Keyser/Integra Springs, Axle Exchange/Fast Shafts, Wrisco Metal, Real Wheels, TruForm Wheel Covers, Velocita Motorsports Apparel, VP Fuel, Lonestar Super Gas, Minnesota Pneumatic Products, Abilene Radiator, Dirt Track Photography, Love Graphics, Outlaw Race Cars, Pit Stop Racing, TRC Race Cars, Kennedale Speedway Park, Abilene Speedway, Lonestar 600, RPM Speedway, Superbowl Speedway – with more to come!

Getting There: It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road and you will see the complex (including the Hampton, Convention Center and Mesquite Rodeo). Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149.

$AVE on ROOMS at the Hampton Inn & Suites! If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites (on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center) will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at: www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759

Make plans to catch up with your racing friends, meet with Series officials, Race Tracks and Vendors, grab some great deals on racing components – all under the same roof at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, December 7th! Please visit www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

 

 

Hangtown 100 announces contingency program for November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway Purse and contingencies total over $150,000

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – November 12, 2019…With the inaugural Hangtown 100 ready to go green next week, event officials have announced a solid contingency program for the double header on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway.

Adding in contingency prizes and the overall purse, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets will be racing for upwards of $150,000, which confirms the Hangtown 100 to be the richest two-night Midget event ever held.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midget Series will have the following contingency prizes up for grabs at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100:

Stanton Engines ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Stanton Engine) Toyota Racing Development ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Toyota Engine) Esslinger ($500 Certificate good for work in their shop to Quick Time driver running an Esslinger) KSE (Steering Gear) DMI (Rear End) Keizer Racing Wheels (4 wheels) Stevie Smith (Titanium Kit) Bell Helmets (CF Helmet) Factory Kahne Shocks (Certificate) MPI (Certificate) CSI Shocks (Certificate) Swindell (Certificate)

“We want to send a big thank you to all of the companies that have come on board to support the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Adding in the contingency prizes, drivers and teams will be competing for upwards of $150,000 at the event. If anyone else would like to donate prizes or awards, please let us know as well. The car count is looking solid and the weather is looking perfect so we can’t wait for next week.”

As a heads up for race fans, in order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Friday November 15th at Midnight. After that tickets will be available only at the gate on race day.

A $10 “All Access” upgrade is also available that allows fans Pit Area access but maintains your seat in the Grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited. To reserve your seats online for November 19th and 20th simply visit www.hangtown100.com/tickets by Midnight on November 15th.

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19th will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted.

Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20th will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors. The Focus Midgets will contest a 50-lap feature during the Wednesday finale.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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

 

 

Bradley Terrell Wins Hunt Series Season Finale as Jake Morgan and Barry Pries Motorsports Win Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Saturday night at Marysville Raceway, the season came to an end for the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Car Series, and while Bradley Terrell picked up his first win of the season with the series, it was Jake Morgan and Pries Motorsports celebrating their first series Championship.

With Shane Hopkins leading the field to green aboard the Brian Sperry Motorsports entry, Bradley Terrell would move into the second position as he chased after the early leader on what proved to be a racy Marysville Raceway surface.

Stalking Hopkins, Terrell was able to jump into the lead on the seventh lap and begin to create a bit of a gap between himself and the rest of the field. Behind the leaders, 2019 Hunt Series Champion, Jake Morgan was on the move from his seventh starting position, and was up into second just before the race’s halfway point and looking to put an exclamation point on the season.

With Morgan reeling Terrell in, the duo put on an entertaining battle through traffic as they ran wheel to wheel in the final feature event of the season. Taking the white flag side by side, Terrell never flinched as he beat Morgan to the strip by .17 seconds, as Morgan finished second and Dan Gonderman picked up the final position on the podium.

10th starting DJ Johnson charged forward to finish fourth, while Shane Hopkins, Josh Young, Nick Robfogel, Braidon Moniz, Scott Chapetta, and Bob Davis rounded out the Top-10.

Terrell kicked the night off by earning Quick Time Energy’s Fast Time award while Terry Schank won Benic Enterprise Heat 1, Morgan won Brown and Miller Heat 2, Braidon Moniz won King Racing Products Heat 3, and Boy Moniz won Santomauro Racing Products Heat 4.

By way of her 15th place finish Angelique Bell won the BR Motorsports Award, and Kevin Box was the Santomauro Racing Products Hard Charger.

ON TAP: 2019 as concluded.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track), Cody Spencer (November 1st, Stockton Dirt Track), Bradley Terrell (November 9th, Marysville Raceway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleeson come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Mel Hall Memorial with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the call last week to run for C&M Motorsports in Marysville, CA on Saturday night, Justyn Cox made the most of his opportunity as he turned in a very strong performance that netted him a second place finish.

“I had such a fun time racing with Cody, Mandi, and MF,” Justyn Cox said. “I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity and hopefully we can do it again in 2020.”

Cox got his night off to a strong start at a track that he has admittedly struggled at as of late as he timed the Moorfield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Alturas Tire/Legacy Specialties/Swartz Diesel backed machine in second fastest in time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver would move into a the Dash where a second place finish lined him up on the front row of the 30-lap affair.

Getting a great start, Cox jumped out to the early lead. Leading the way early, Cox would quickly find himself in traffic and that allowed second running Andy Forsberg to close in on him.

With Cox working through traffic, Forsberg would see an opening on the 12th lap and set Cox back into the runner up spot. Continuing to battle through traffic and battle for the lead, Cox would forge his way back into the top spot, but an untimely yellow would negate Cox’s effort.

Back under green, Cox would continue to battle for the top spot, but with the way yellow and red’s flew, traffic was never another issue and Cox was able to get a run built up on the leader.

When it was all said and done, Cox capped a very strong first night aboard the C&M Motorsports entry as he took the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“The team gave me a perfect car every time we hit the track, and I just made a mistake in traffic and just unfortunately have to own it,” Cox added. “Again, really grateful for the opportunity Cody and Mandi gave me to officially close out the season, and it’s definitely a confidence booster to run well the first time in it.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-5, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-27

C&M Motorsports- Races-37, Wins-1, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports have both concluded their 2019 seasons.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 4th at Mel Hall Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back in a sprint car for the first time since late September, Tanner Carrick returned to California over the weekend where he picked up a fourth place finish aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T.

“We had a pretty good night overall,” Tanner Carrick said. “We didn’t have the great pill draw luck, but still fun to come home a pick up a Top-5.”

Going out first on a bit of a sloppy track for qualifying time trials, Carrick would make the best of the situation as he would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Carrick would find himself on the front of his heat race after just sneaking into the inversion. Needing to win to advance into the Dash, Carrick would take care of business as he would fend off Sean Becker and grab the popular heat race win.

Pulling the six in the Dash draw, Carrick would finish in the sixth position which put him in the third row to start the 30-lap Mel Hall Memorial feature event. When the race went green, Carrick kept himself in the mix all night long as he battled with the likes of Andy Forsberg, Michael Ing, and Sean Becker.

Continuing to keep himself in the Top-5 lap after lap, Carrick would find himself battling with younger brother, Blake late in the feature event. As stoppages slowed the pace of the final laps, Carrick would take advantage of a final one and gain a spot as he moved into fourth where he would go on to cap his night.

“It was fun to get back home and get back in the sprint car,” Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone on our team for all of their hard work and putting us in a great position all night long.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 15, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Carrick will reunite with Keith Kunz Motorsports this weekend as the USAC National Midget Series heads to Arizona Speedway.

 

 

The Shark Pockets Marysville Raceway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work on Saturday night removed from a tough weekend in Stockton, CA, Sean Becker had a good night going at Marysville Raceway, however 10th place finish doesn’t reflect just how good the night was.

“We had a great car, I just tried to make something on the last restart and it didn’t stick,” Sean Becker said. “We were easily a podium car, and I hate that I kind of butchered the night for everyone.”

Piloting the Monhoff Racing No. 88n at the Mel Hall Memorial in Marysville, CA, ‘The Shark’ would time the M&M Structures entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Becker would line up in the second row and simply just need to transfer to earn a spot in the Dash. Doing more than that, Becker would jump into second and chase after Tanner Carrick for the top position. Unable to win, the second place run was still good enough to transfer Becker into both the feature event as well as the Dash.

Finishing third in the Dash, Becker would take the green flag from the second row for what would be his final sprint car start of the 2019 season. Hanging in the Top-three for much of the night, Becker would hound the likes of Justyn Cox and Andy Forsberg as they battled hard in front of him.

With cautions and stoppages marring the final stages of the race, a late restart would see Becker try and take advantage and get a run on the lead duo. Pushing to hard Becker would loop the 88n machine and it would relegate him to a 10th place finish.

“I just pushed the issue to hard and it spun,” Becker said. “We should have finished on the podium. Thanks to Dan Monhoff for everything he does for my family and I, an everyone that helps on his car.”

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-8, Top 5’s- 21, Top-10’s- 35

ON TAP: The 2019 Sprint Car season has come to a close for Sean Becker.

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.


 

Blake Carrick Hard Charges to Fifth Place Finish at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to Marysville Raceway after a strong run at the track just two weeks ago, Blake Carrick overcame a tough start to his night and fought hard to pick up a fifth place finish.

“We got off to a pretty slow start, but we all kept with it, and rebounded to make it a really nice night for our team,” Blake Carrick said.

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in 21st quick in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA driver would find himself back in the third row for heat race competition.

On a track that was extremely narrow in heat race action, Carrick would finish in the sixth position and be forced to run in the night’s ‘B-Main.” Lining up fifth in the semi, Carrick was able to maneuver around the Marysville Raceway as the track had widened out over the course of the night.

Working his way up to a second place finish, the Lincoln, CA driver had successfully raced into the 30-lap feature event and his night was far from over.

Lining up in the 18th starting position, Carrick would driver a smart race as he was mired in dense traffic much of the night. Taking a liking to the high side of the speedway, Carrick was able to make up ground and work his way forward.

Taking advantage of some late restarts, the younger Carrick brother would make continuous moves as he raced inside the Top-10. Continuing to work his way forward, Carrick would close his night out with a fifth place finish and cap a very nice run through the field.

“It was good to bounce back like we did,” Blake Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone on our race team for sticking with me and giving me a really good car in the ‘A’.

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

ON TAP: Blake will be idle for a couple of weeks before returning to action at Ventura Raceway November 27th and 28th.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

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

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY- That’s a Wrap on 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the season ending World Finals did not go how Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl had hoped, with the curtain closed on 2019, TMAC is pleased how the first year together went.

“World Finals is such a cool event, and I had hoped we had could have a better run, but we just had really bad luck on qualifying night, and that really put us in a bind for the rest of the weekend,” McCarl said. “Definitely not making any excuses, we just battled a vibration on Thursday, and played catch up. Like I said, a fantastic event for the fans and teams and I look forward to getting back to it.”

Taking the car they ran at the recent Texas ASCS Nationals where they picked up a win and a fifth place finish, a nasty vibration arose in hot laps on Thursday night. Changing a few things before Saturday night time trials, the vibration was still there, and that led to an engine change before Friday time trails.

With the vibration still prevalent and making things extremely difficult, McCarl would actually clip an infield barrier, and be nearly last in time trials for both nights.

“It was by far the worst vibration I have ever had, and were still not sure what it was,” TMAC added. “We gave it a go from the back, but that event is too deep to dig out of a hole like that. Even though it was a tough way to end our season, what a 2019 we had with Rick and Barb Rogers and all of our partners.”

Looking back at the year, McCarl and company bounced around the country and found success everywhere they went as the Altoona, IA driver picked up six feature event wins, and those wins each came in a different state.

Winning the season opening 360 Nationals in Florida, TMAC then went on to pick up wins in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and at the aforementioned Texas Motor Speedway, in Texas, which was the 69th different track he has won at in his storied career.

“It is great to travel around and win with different sanctioning bodies in different states,” McCarl said. “It truly shows how diverse our team is.”

Moving forward, McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are pleased to announce that in 2020 they will be back together putting together a similar schedule they ran in 2020.

“It is fun when you can pick and choose your schedule, and chase races and tracks you want to compete at,” McCarl noted.

As 2019 comes to a close, Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl are putting together their marketing partner line up for the season ahead, and invite anyone interested in joining the team as a partner to reach out.

“We are really excited for what we have put together in 2019, and what we are working towards in 2020,” he said. “If anyone wants to get involved please reach out.”

With snow falling across the country, remember it is time to visit www.thesnowplow.com for your plowing needs.

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 54, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports have concluded their 2019 season.

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

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

 

 

Madsen Closes 2019 World of Outlaws Season at World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Charlotte, NC for one final weekend of racing with the World of Outlaws in 2019, Ian Madsen’s Friday night run of 13th would highlight his weekend after an early tangle on Saturday all but ended his night.

“It was a frigid weekend, but my guys gave me a great effort,” Ian Madsen said. “We got our weekend off to a decent start with qualifying on Thursday and Friday night we ran decent. Saturday night cars got out of shape in front of us on the start and it tore us up pretty bad.”

With the action kicking off on Thursday night with two separate qualifying sessions to set the field for Friday and Saturday, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in third fastest for Friday and eighth quickest for Saturday’s show.

On a wickedly cold Friday night, Madsen would take care of business in his heat race as a win propelled him into one of the twin Dashes. Finishing second in Dash one, Madsen would line up in the third starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back to sixth on the start of the race, Madsen would look to keep his machine inside the Top-10 as passing would be tough on this night would the track extremely slick and abrasive. Falling back a few more positions in the race’s waning laps, Madsen would cap the night with a 13th place finish.

Saturday night saw the St Marys, NSW driver finish fourth in his heat race, but in the six-heat format he would not transfer into the feature event.

Forced into the LCS, Madsen would pick up a fourth place finish and successfully race his way into the final feature event of the season with the World of Outlaws.

With the first start getting waived off due to a yellow, the next attempted start would see cars get together in three and four and leave Madsen with nowhere to go.

Going to the work area with damage to the rear of his car, the KCP Racing crew would change what they could and get Madsen back on track.

Beaten and battered, Madsen would battle a wicked vibration through the 30-lap feature as he ended his World of Outlaws season with an 18th place finish.

“It wasn’t the end result we were hoping for, but a lot of good came from this year,” Ian Madsen said. “I have to thank everyone involved with our team for their hard work and dedication. We will have some news out soon about what our exact plans for 2020 will look like. Again, thanks to everyone for their support.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 16, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team have concluded their 2019 season.

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Captures Fourth ASCS Gulf South Region Championship to Highlight 2019 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 12, 2019) - The 2019 season featured the lightest schedule Channin Tankersley has ever tackled.

Although the Old School Racing driver only had 16 winged sprint car starts, he made the most of it by earning a trio of victories, nine top fives and 11 top 10s.

"We had a pretty solid year," he said. "We didn't race as much as we normally do. For what we did race, whether it was around home or away from home, we were a contender. That was pretty nice. Everything went relatively smooth."

Tankersley also garnered his fourth ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last six years. It marked his second straight title and third in the last four years. However, it wasn't until a win during the season finale that Tankersley secured the championship.

The victory was his second of the season during ASCS Gulf South Region action, giving him at least one win per season during each of the last nine years with the Texas-based series.

Tankersley's final triumph of the year was his first career with the Sprint Bandits Series during a race that he lapped up to second place.

He also did well on a national stage by scoring the Hard Charger Award during the opening night of the famed Short Track Nationals.

"We had some good moments this year despite not racing a ton," Tankersley said. "I want to thank Old School Racing for the opportunity along with my dad and crew. We're hopeful we can do more traveling next year and show up to more big events."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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

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

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

 

 

Shaffer Earns Hard Charger Award for Sides Motorsports During World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) - Tim Shaffer highlighted the Can-Am World Finals for Sides Motorsports by earning the Hard Charger Award on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Shaffer's hustle from 24th to 14th marked the most cars passed during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event. It was also the best result of the weekend for Shaffer and team owner Jason Sides.

"I felt like we could have been a little better and he could have got a top 10, which would have been good starting 24th," Sides said. "The track was spotty with rubber, but got cleaned off enough it didn't lay it down. It ground the tires off and you could move around the track. It was down to the cords of the left rear and right rear at the end."

Both Sides and Shaffer qualified in the top 15 in their group for both shows. However, with more than 50 cars competing and a six-heat race format, neither driver finished in the top three of a heat race to lock into the main event.

"We could have been better in qualifying with more gear the way the track was," Sides said. "When you have that caliber of cars you have to be on the front row of a heat race. It's hard to pass. Also, on Friday and Saturday you go into the heat races without hot lapping or anything so that makes it tough."

Shaffer powered from 11th to sixth in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday to garner the final transfer position into the A Main. He continued to move forward by gaining 10 more positions in the feature to place 14th.

Shaffer used a provisional to start 27th in Saturday's main event. He picked up a handful of spots to finish 23rd.

"We went a little further with the setup on Saturday from how we had it Friday," Sides said. "We were the feature before the late models so the track wasn't as cleaned off as the night before. They moved the tires in and that threw a lot of mud on the race track. We just missed it a bit with how the car was set up."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 16 (5).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 18 (12).

Tim Shaffer:

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 6 (11); Feature: 14 (24).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 7 (6); Feature: 23 (27).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

108 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 68 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Scores Top 10 at World Finals to Wrap Up Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) - Kerry Madsen posted a top-10 result last Friday during the opening round of the Can-Am World Finals, which was his final event of the season.

The KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports driver was solid throughout the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The event began on Thursday when the more than 50 drivers completed qualifying runs for the Friday and Saturday programs.

Madsen set quick time in his group for Friday and he was fourth quickest for Saturday.

"We qualified really well for both nights," he said. "I was really pleased. The motor ran really good and the car was great."

A third-place result in a heat race each night missed a spot in the dash by only one position, but it locked Madsen into the 14th starting spot both nights.

"We ran really well on a rubber-down track Friday and ran it up to eighth," he said. "We had a good race car and could attack. The first part of it, like the first five laps, I was hanging in there. Then we got some good lines going. Turns three and four took rubber so it was one lane, but in turns one and two you could sort of race and attack."

The eighth-place outing was Madsen's 11th career top 10 at the track. Unfortunately, Madsen ran into trouble on Saturday when he was involved in an early multiple-car incident in turns three and four.

"On the fourth attempt on the start I got taken out from behind," he said. "It caused a big melee and we were no good after that. We restarted at the back and made a bit of progress, but weren't very good so we pulled in about midway."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (14).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 21 (14).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 28 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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For more information, visit http://www.HuntKillerInstinct.com .

 

 

Delamont and Sutherland Commit to Classic as Vic Title Night Looms

This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the Victorian Sprintcar Title and Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup will go on the line as a part of night two of the 2019-20 season.

With talent laden fields set to duke it out on Saturday night in both divisions, it promises to be a great night of action with the likes of McFadden, Veal, Anderson, Lines, Mollenoyux and Co all keen to arrest the Victorian Title Crown from the current Champ David Murcott.

The Formula 500’s always provide exciting racing and with defending Jack Willsher Cup Champion Liam Williams set to lock horns with current Aussie Champ Josh Buckingham along with the likes of Jack Bell, Dylan Willsher and experienced campaigners Tim Rankin and Rob Rankin the action is sure to be red hot.

Danny Carroll will also make a welcome return to the Formula 500 Ranks, having plied his trade on the racing scene in the United States in recent times.

Aside from all of the excitement of this coming weekend’s racing, the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to loom large with Young, New South Wales’ Jackson Delamont joining Mt. Gambier South Australia’s Glen Sutherland amongst the early season entrants.

Delamont will again pilot the N48 KRE powered Cool Chassis with support from Mad Harry’s Steel, Total Steel Sydney, Tyres Plus in Orange and JD Shock Repair.

In 2019 Jackson finished 13th in the B-Main and will be looking to qualify his way into the coveted 24 car field for the Classic finale on Sunday January 26.

Glen Sutherland missed the 2019 Classic through injury and will return to the Classic as part of a big 2019-20 season that once again will see Sutherland contract to World Series Sprintcars.

A new piece of the puzzle for the likeable South Aussie has been the employment of new Crew Chief Matt Griffiths, who in more recent times has worked for the likes of Keneric racing and Kerry Madsen amongst others.

Griffiths brings a wealth of experience and will no doubt have the Gambier Earth Movers S20 Rider powered Maxim ready to roll come Classic time.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au


 

World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet returns to Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – November 11, 2019…After locking up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title this past weekend Grass Valley, California native Brad Sweet is now set for a return engagement to Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100 on November 19th and 20th.

Sweet, who resides in Placerville during his off time, claimed 16 main event victories en route to his initial World of Outlaws championship this season. The “Big Cat” wrapped up the title last Saturday by just four-points over Fargo North, Dakota’s Donny Schatz.

At the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 in Placerville next week, Sweet will pilot the Willie Kahne owned Factory Kahne No. 67z machine with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The 33-year-old has captured 11 career wins with the USAC National Midget Series and hopes to add on at the upcoming double header, which showcases an over $130,000 purse.

Sweet is scheduled to be a part of the pre-race autograph session at the Hangtown 100 that also features drivers Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Zeb Wise and others.

“We are excited to have Brad Sweet compete at the inaugural Hangtown 100 in Placerville,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Having a driver that just wrapped up the World of Outlaws championship last weekend certainly adds even more star power to the event. We look forward to having Brad as a part of our pre-race autograph session as well. The weather is looking fantastic, so we encourage everyone to reserve their seats today.”

As a heads up for race fans, in order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Friday November 15th at Midnight. After that tickets will be available only at the gate on race day.

A $10 “All Access” upgrade is also available that allows fans Pit Area access but maintains your seat in the Grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited. To reserve your seats online for November 19th and 20th simply visit www.hangtown100.com/tickets by Midnight on November 15th.

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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

 

Brent Marks caps 2019 World of Outlaws campaign 13th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – It was a long, grueling road for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks, but the journey is now complete, officially concluding his 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a 13th place performance during the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, had to earn his World Finals highlight the hard way, eventually forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional starting position to line-up 26th on Saturday’s main event grid.

In 30 circuits, Marks advanced 13 positions, a feat he has been able to accomplish on multiple occasions in 2019. In fact, Marks earned a Series-leading seven KSE Hard Charger Awards in 2019, an award given to the driver who advances the most feature positions during every World of Outlaws program.

“What a season. It’s pretty tough to comprehend that it’s over already,” Brent Marks said, who earned one World of Outlaws victory in 2019: the $65,000 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. “I think we were fast enough to work our way toward a top-ten on Saturday night. But, we’ll take what we earned and move forward. It was a fun season. All of my partners, my team, and my family make a dream like possible. I can’t wait until next year.”

In addition to his $65,000 National Open triumph, Marks earned 24 other top-ten performances with the Greatest Show On Dirt this season, six of them inside the top-five.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

STATS:
FINAL Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 7
WoO Top-10s: 25
WoO Wins: 1
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main. Finished ninth at Black Hill Speedway on Friday, August 23. Finished sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 31. Finished tenth at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 4. Finished tenth during Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on Saturday, September 7. Highlights three-race weekend with 12th place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, September 13. Finished ninth at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 21. Scored Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory worth $65,000; largest victory of career and largest payday in Williams Grove Speedway history. Finished seventh during Tri-State Speedway start on Sunday, October 13. Hard Charged from 22nd to ninth during Lakeside Speedway start on October 18. Finished tenth during Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on October 19. Hard Charged to a top-ten finish at Port Royal Speedway during Nittany Showdown opener on October 25 [23rd to 10th].

Dietrich experiences tough luck in Charlotte; Potential BAPS visit on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – Although his 2019 World Finals campaign was engulfed with bad luck and frustrating results, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich made the most of his visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte and concluded the three-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series finale with one main event start, missing a second by a pair of Last Chance Showdown (LCS) positions. The 14-time feature winner in 2019 highlighted all World Finals results with a 20th place feature score on Saturday, November 9.

Despite an eighth place outing in Friday’s Last Chance Showdown, ultimately missing main event competition, Dietrich put on an impressive display to get to that position; winning the evening’s C-main before rallying from 17th in the LCS. A mechanical misfortune during his respective heat race was the evening’s overall catalyst.

“The last two months have not been kind to us. If it weren’t for bad luck, we would have no luck at all. We’re ready for this chapter to be over,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “Regardless, it was a great season for our team and I’m proud of my guys. I think we had enough potential to win three or four more races this year, but we’ll keep our heads up high and keep working hard. That’s all we can do.”

If all goes according to plan, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will make the short trip to BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven on Saturday, November 16, and participate in the annaul Sprint Showdown; the final 410 sprint car race in the United States for 2019. The afternoon showstopper will award a $10,000 top prize.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 47
Top-10s: 61
Wins: 14

2019 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4.

Brock Zearfoss highlights World Finals trip with 11th place run Friday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – Although the three-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 2019 missed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition on Saturday to conclude his annual trip to Charlotte, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss certainly put together an impressive campaign on Friday at The Dirt Track and finished 11th during feature action.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 3Z sprint car, earned his way into Friday’s main event by finishing third during his respective heat race, and with six heat races on the agenda, a third place finish was just enough.

“We enjoy making the trip to Charlotte for the World Finals. It’s a fun way to end the season,” Brock Zearfoss explained, who ended his 2019 race schedule with four victories, one of which a URC triumph at Port Royal Speedway. “I can’t thank my team, my partners and my family enough for their hard work this season. We experienced a little bit of everything this year, but we hung tough and did a lot of great things. I’m already getting excited for 2020.”

With no plans to visit BAPS Motor Speedway for the annual Sprint Showdown on November 16, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will begin rebuilding for 2020. Additional news and information regarding Zearfoss’ upcoming campaign will be posted in the near future.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Maxim Chassis, Simpson Racing Products, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline.

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 39

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019).

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway. Finished ninth at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway during Salute to the Troops program on August 25. Finished fourth during Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica on August 30. Won Brad Doty Classic finale worth $10,000 on August 31. Finished seventh at Bedford Speedway on Thursday, September 5. Finished sixth during ‘Night Before The Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 6. Finished eighth during ‘Night Before The Knittel’ at Atomic Speedway on Friday, September 13; Hard Charger Award (17th to 8th). Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on September 19. Earned back-to-back All Star top-tens during Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz Memorial and Lincoln’s Dirt Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. Finished eighth during 4-Crown Nationals opener at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 27. Finished fourth twice on Saturday, October 12; once during BAPS 410 start and once during BAPS 358/360 URC Challenge event. Won URC main event during Port Royal’s Open Wheel Madness on October 19. Finished 14th against World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway on October 25.


 

Pair of World Finals podiums not enough; Schatz finishes four points short of Brad Sweet for 2019 WoO championship

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 7th-9th
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 2nd (6th)
Saturday: 3rd (8th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings (FINAL): 2nd – 9994 points (four points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 11, 2019) – Despite ending his 2019 World Finals weekend on an impressive and consistent note, earning back-to-back podium performances at The Dirt Track at Charlotte including a runner-up finish to kick-off the weekend on Friday, November 8, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz finished just shy of the ultimate goal and missed attaining an eleventh World of Outlaws championship by four points – the closest championship finish in Series history.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second and third during his World Finals starts, rallying ahead from sixth to finish second on Friday, followed by a hard-fought battle to third from eighth on Saturday. Considering the championship margin was two points entering the final night of competition at The Dirt Track, Schatz needed to finish at least two positions ahead of championship contender, Brad Sweet, during Saturday’s A-Main to clinch the overall title; Sweet finished second.

“We dug everything we could. I drove it as hard as I could,” Schatz said. “Andy Durham, who built this engine did a great job. He told me earlier tonight, ‘Just run it. Pretend that there’s a fan blade there and you’re trying to trim your toenails.’ I did that. It just wasn’t good enough.”

Not going down without a fight, Schatz did everything he could to find speed during the 30-lap feature program on Saturday, and at one point, drove by Sweet to earn the championship advantage. Unfortunately for Schatz, a slip up the race track while exiting turn four gave Sweet an opening to get back by the ten-time champion.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing concluded their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a head-turning 65 top-ten feature finishes in 72 feature starts, 48 of which resulting in finishes inside the top-five. In addition, Schatz captured 11 feature victories in 2019, most recently at the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (FINAL)
World of Outlaws Races: 72
World of Outlaws Wins: 11
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 48
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 65

 

Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Set for November 22 and 23, 2019.

Major Sponsors Return for Third Annual Show/Many Auction Highlights.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet (NRP) is getting ready for its third annual event showcasing the very best vendors in all forms of motorsports. The weekend of November 22 and 23, 2019 are the dates and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY is the site.

Major sponsors have returned to back the annual event which is a mere few booths of a sell out. The event will once again be fueled by VP Racing Fuels while rolling in a Keizer Aluminum Wheels wrapped by Hoosier Racing Tires. The auction area will be sponsored by the Weedsport Speedway and Kartway.

The show over the years saw a wide array of vendors from dirt track, to asphalt, modified, sprint car, any type of racing you can think of, it was represented. “To have the show only a few days away gets all of us excited," noted promoter Jeremie Corcoran, "We are just about sold out, the response from the vendors has been overwhelming and those vendors is also adding many new parts for the auction."

Some of the auction highlights is the complete rolling chassis from Bicknell Racing Products, Troyer Race Cares is supplying a frame and body as well as Bernheisel Components/Lazar Chassis Late Models. The Donath MotoWorx/Pace Performance Crate Engine was a big hit last year and new for the 2019 show is a frame and body from DKM Fabrication.

Any company that is interested in the 2019 NRP event is encouraged to contact Jeremie as soon as they can at (315) 374-2839 or email northeastracingproducts@yahoo.com.

"If someone wants to get into the show at the last minute we sure won't turn them around, we will find space," Corcoran added, "This show is for everyone and we hope it continues to grow."

You can visit the website www.northeastracingproducts.com and find info on the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products.

November 22 and 23, 2019…The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show is getting ready to show you a big variety of motorsports and for the third year in a row!

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Hustles to Top-Five Outing During Sprint Car Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi capped his winged sprint car season with a top-five finish last Saturday during the Can-Am World Finals for the second straight season.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen enjoyed a solid weekend during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The action began for the more than 50 drivers on Thursday when everyone qualified for both the Friday and Saturday programs.

Scelzi timed in fifth quickest in his group for Friday's action and third quickest in his group for Saturday's race.

"We qualified good both days," he said. "It's everything, especially with the format. You have to qualify good. The way the track was on Saturday it was locked-down fast in the heat. You had to qualify good and put yourself in position to start up front in a heat race."

Scelzi finished where he started in both a heat race - second - and dash - fourth - on Friday. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had a nozzle line come off and it caught fire," he said. "I think I was running 10th about midway through the race. I smelled it burning and pulled into the infield. Thankfully no flames came into the cockpit."

The incident ended the night early for Scelzi, who rebounded with a stellar run on Saturday. He placed second in a heat race and fifth in a dash to garner the 10th starting position for the main event.

"We had a lot better feature than Friday," he said. "I made better decisions early and got going. The track came to us. I didn't need that last yellow. I got to fourth and stuck my nose underneath Donny (Schatz) for third when the caution came out. Donny got a better restart and I couldn't get back to him after that.

"Saturday was a long day. We blew up a motor in the dash on Friday before we had the incident in the main event. We pulled that motor out and changed it. Then we started that day's race at 3 p.m. It was nice to end the season on a high note. We're going into the offseason happy."

It marked his sixth top five of the season with the series.

While the sprint car season has concluded, Scelzi will pilot a midget for Tucker-Boat Motorsports during the final six USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series races of the year beginning this Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 22 (7).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 36 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters and air intakes in more than 30 countries. K&N sells more than 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and industrial applications. For more information, visit http://www.KNfilters.com.

"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 Indy Race Parts, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Worldwide Bearings and Kenny's Components for their continued support.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Makes Progress Throughout Debut in New Car at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Sammy Swindell moved forward during every race he entered last weekend at the Can-Am World Finals, which was his final sprint car event of the year.

Swindell made his debut in the Trey Hoddick owned No. 1 during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the team timed in 20th quickest for Friday's program and 17th quickest for Saturday's program on Thursday.

"I guess it was okay for the circumstances," Swindell said. "Once we qualified that was our weekend. I think we could have had it just a bit better on the race car and got the motor tuned up. It's just some little details. All we got was three or four hot laps and then we had to qualify. We had some new bars in that had some sort of wind up on them so we couldn't tell a whole lot from hot laps. We knew from the first round (of qualifying) we were off a little. We tried to get it a little better for the second round. We needed one more round. A tenth would have moved us up a long way. Just being off that little bit wasn't bad for a new car, new people, a whole new thing.

"A lot people don't understand, 'You should just jump in the car and go.' When you're looking at a tenth of a second it's hard to find a sweet spot before you unload the car. We made some changes after the second round and went a little different on the tune-up and in the heat race on Friday it was better. We made some gains every time."

Swindell maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the C Main on Friday. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 16th to 11th in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

"I think we did good," he said. "It's a different kind of car than I've driven. We didn't really have any problems. The three days went along really easy and every time we improved, but for that format that's not good enough. It's all about the first day of qualifying."

Next up, Swindell is scheduled to pilot his midget Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., during the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (7); C Main: 4 (5).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

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

 

 

Wilson Wraps Up Season With Learning Weekend at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - The 2019 season concluded last weekend in North Carolina for Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team.

Wilson invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Can-Am World Finals - an event that featured more than 50 of the top competitors from around the country.

"We built a brand new car with a new engine," he said. "For the first round of qualifying I was pretty tentative. I could have been more aggressive on the engine side and tightened the car up. The second round I felt like we had a pretty good car and we blew a power steering line. We had a part failure; a brand new piece let us down in qualifying. That was pretty much the whole weekend when you time bad.

"Nobody really passed anyone all weekend. It was a typical big race with a lot of good race cars. It's real easy to be bad and in the same token you're not that far off to have a good night. After qualifying we just buried ourselves."

Wilson made progress in the C Main each night, moving from fourth to third on Friday and from eighth to sixth on Saturday.

"Car-wise we learned some stuff and some things that I didn't agree with, we went ahead and tried it," he said. "I can see why guys are having success trying those things. A lot of it's shocks and bump stops. I've been stubborn to do some of it because I wasn't taught that way. The last month and a half we've decided to try some of that stuff. Saturday our car was pretty good. We just were marred back where we shouldn't have been because of qualifying."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 3 (4).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Produces Career-Best Season Highlighted by First Two Sprint Car Wins

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Joe Trenca took a huge leap forward in 2019 when he produced career-best marks in feature victories, top fives and top 10s.

The biggest moments came during a pair of trips to Victory Lane at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., where the Mucci Motorsports driver was victorious on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21 during the Outlaw Fall Nationals.

"It was long overdue and we probably should have had a few before that," he said. "We finally got the job done."

Trenca also garnered 11 top fives and 17 top 10s, besting his previous season highs in both categories.

"We hit a summer slump, but as soon as we changed our chassis in July we got rolling again," he said. "Overall it was a good season and we learned a lot. Russ from RPM Chassis helped us a ton. They build a great car and their customer service is second to none.

"This was a year where we didn't have a crew chief and I was making the calls along with the help from my other guys. It helped a lot because I was able to apply to the race car what I felt and wanted. As a whole my guys and I learned a lot about our new chassis and what it likes and we gained a lot on the slick tracks, which was one of our goals."

Another high point was a runner-up finish in the Patriot Sprint Tour championship standings. Trenca was in contention for the title throughout the season, which was his first committed for points in awhile. He finished a mere 38 points behind the eventual champion.

"Davey (Franek) has a heck of a team and congrats to those guys for the championship," Trenca said. "We didn't talk about points until the week before the last race. You had to be make sure you were in the hunt every night or at least be in the top five. It was a different experience for us.

"I don't think we ran outside the top five very much and only ran outside the top 10 two or three times during Patriot Sprint Tour races. We were consistent. When we look back on it the championship came down to one weekend. We made a mistake in the shop and didn't catch it until after the race. We fought the car all night because of something we overlooked. If we could take it back and we ran in the top five the championship battle would have been even closer. It was still a great year."

Trenca also ended eighth in the Canadian Mini Series standings. Additionally, he ranked third in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Dash 4 Cash Series and second in both the Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leaders and Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger categories.

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports- Chad Boespflug to Pilot the #2KS in 2020
 

The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and owners Troy and Tammy Renfro are pleased to announce Lebanon, Indiana's Chad Boespflug as their driver for the 2020 season. The team will compete weekly at Knoxville Raceway as well as other big shows in the Midwest, including Jackson Motorplex in Jackson Minnesota.

The TKS Motorsports team took their time in selecting a driver. "We sat down with our partners and decided that Chad was the best fit for our team and their needs," says Troy. "We are looking forward to adding him to our team. We are extremely happy we took our time making our decision."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to compete full time in a wing sprint car schedule with TKS Motorsports in 2020," said Chad. "Troy Renfro's extensive experience and knowledge is a huge benefit for me as a driver making the transition from non-wing sprint car racing. I look forward to representing TKS' Marketing Partners in addition to those who continue to support my racing career."

Chad has run a select few races at the famous Knoxville Raceway, "To be able to compete weekly at Knoxville Raceway is an honor in itself with the intense competition and history that surrounds one of the largest stages in wing sprint car racing," he says.

The pair is excited about the upcoming season and is hopeful to have a shot at competing for a championship. "As we enter the 2020 season I am confident we will be successful as a team," says Troy. "TKS Motorsports has established a strong crew around them and fields a car proven capable of winning races," Chad says.

Check out the TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all their loyal sponsors:
Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, TJ Forged, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Bell Helmets, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Capitol Renegade, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, CIS – www.centraliowasheds.com, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Jersey Freeze, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Tucker Trucking, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits & Texas Sprint Series Alliance on Display at the Texas Motorsport Expo December 7th!

Garland, TX (11/08/19) by DarinShort.com. As announced in September, officials of the DFW-based Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and Texas Sprint Series (TSS) have formed a synergistic alliance for the 2020 racing season – and beyond. Both groups will be displaying at the upcoming 30th Annual Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction presented by Smiley’s Racing Products on Saturday, December 7th. The Expo doors open at the Mesquite Convention Center at 8am.

With the Expo now just four weeks away, we encourage race teams, fans and track workers to save this date and join in for a great kick-off to the 2020 racing & buying season. Soon the complete event vendors list and details will be posted. Click www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

At this year’s Expo we will have at least one car on display in the SCB/TSS display areas (which makes for great family pictures for the Holidays – as witnessed last year) plus there will be Series and driver apparel for sale – perfectly timed for stocking stuffers!

For those unfamiliar, the SCB is a 360C.I. Sprint Car series and the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group. There is some crossover with the drivers that choose to race in both series, but that is not the focus of this alliance – growing track fan attendance is.

This collaborative effort will allow each series to book events at area tracks in a manner that will allow them a much higher level of fan retention, as the goal is to have one series, or the other, racing on one night only. Little, if any, rules changes in each respective series are planned by this new alliance.

Timing for this collaboration has been set into motion with the recent reopening of Boyd Raceway, with Richard Snider at the helm – Richard also operates the Texas Sprint Series.

Snider comments: “With Boyd Raceway reopening, it requires my full-time attention, and the Texas Sprint Series has such a great group of racers. The reality is sinking in that I can’t handle both without one affecting the other. “

Snider continues: “That being said, I’ve been a big fan of the Sprint Car Bandits series and have been to several of their events the past four seasons. The fan excitement they create with the Fan Fests and quality of racing is electrifying. Plus, they understand the economics of sprint car racing on each side of the fence – and to the track operators as well. So, I cannot think of a better arrangement than for the ‘Bandits to handle the intertwined schedules and event marketing for the Texas Sprint Series.”

“We are hosting several events at Boyd Raceway for both the SCB and TSS in 2020, and I’m really excited about the future of both groups – and the health and sustainability of sprint car racing – in the Metroplex and surrounding areas. In this era, we need as much cooperation between series and tracks as possible, and this is a giant leap in the right direction.” Snider concludes.

Darin Short (Sprint Car Bandits co-founder) comments: “Booking events at area tracks has always been such an arduous and complex task, and it can take months of work and planning to create an effective schedule for the upcoming racing season. With this new collaboration, it’s taken out one significant variable out of the formula, as now we know what nights are available – and which ones aren’t – so we don’t double-book events on top of each other unknowingly. We want to help to maximize fan turnout at all these events. And fans not having to choose one sprint race or the other is a good step in the right direction to meeting that goal. We now have a combined schedule that doesn’t have both series racing on the same night during the entire season, which will be a revolutionary accomplishment for Sprint Car racing in this region, which is posted at the top of the homepage of www.SprintCarBandits.com.”

Short continues: “Many tracks don’t release their schedules at the same time, so you can be left hanging wondering if the event dates you have booked will stick once they release theirs. Now we know, as our events are already booked in advance of the full track schedules being released.”

Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.”

Eggimann continues: “We will also expand the online visibility of the TSS, which in turn will help with added fan-awareness and track attendance.”

A limited number of remaining events in each series are available. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative dates. Both series’ have a goal of limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex.

Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and we will get back to you right away.

As stated earlier, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned for either series.

Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series.

THANK YOU once again to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re really looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series!

 

 

Meseraull, Orr, Bishop and Headley Jr.

Earn 2019 Gas City I-69 Speedway Championships

GAS CITY, Ind., Nov. 7 — When asked why he likes to race at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Thomas Meseraull had a simple answer. He said he likes Gas City because he usually does well there.

That was certainly the case in 2019. The San Jose, Calif. native won seven non-wing sprint car features at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2019 to earn the championship at the ultra-competitive track, which averaged 27.3 sprint cars for a regular Friday-night show and presented several features which were decided by mere inches.

A total of 105 drivers earned points in the non-wing sprint car division as the track continued its tradition of being one of the premier short-track motorsports entertainment facilities in the country. Despite running four or more divisions weekly on Friday nights, the well-run programs were usually completed around 11 p.m.

And remarkably in a year fraught with rainouts, Gas City lost only two shows to Mother Nature.

Meseraull, of Waveland, Ind., drove a sprint car owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind. for six of his seven victories. Eades’ DRC chassis is powered by a Stensland-prepared engine and it’s sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind. is the team’s chief mechanic.

T-Mez’s other victory came in the Don Whitney Racing No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis sponsored by Ultracell and Physical Medicine Consultants. He led every lap of the second annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial in June in that car.

Meseraull, 38, had three wins in May, one each in June and July, and two in August.

He also won Gas City’s track championship in 2010.

After finishing third in 2018, Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind. finished second in the championship in 2019. He scored his first career sprint victory in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint car feature on Aug. 9 and then took the top honors in the final regular non-wing sprint car feature of the year at the track on Oct. 5 during the first annual Fall Festival of Speed. John and Sherril Long of Albany, Ind. own the One More Time Motorsports Maxim he drives, which is powered by an Evan Jackson-prepped engine.

Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. didn’t win a feature at Gas City in 2019 but he was often in the top five, which earned him third place in the track championship. Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. wasn’t a feature winner at Gas City this year either but he placed fourth in the final point standings followed by defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., who had two feature victories in 2019.

Other winners of “regular” non-wing 410 sprint car features at the Grant County track in 2019 were Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind.; Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill.; Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.

Cottle and Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. also won USAC AMSOIL national sprint car features at Gas City in 2019. Cottle won during Indiana Sprint Week in July while Windom was victorious in the second annual James Dean Classic in September.

Justin Grant of Avon, Ind. won the USAC NOS national midget race at Gas City in June as part of USAC Midget Week.

Sixteen-year-old Brayden Clark of Tipton, Ind. was the top rookie in the non-wing sprint car division and finished seventh in the final point standings, right behind Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind. Clark’s family-owned DRC uses an Evan Jackson engine and it’s sponsored by G&G Oil, Quality Pallet and State Farm. Clark is currently a junior at Tipton High School.

Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City; Westfall, and Tim Creech II of Indianapolis rounded out the top 10 for the season.

Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. won his fourth Gas City track championship for the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified division. The first of his two feature victories didn’t come until July, but his consistent top-five finishes paid off. His Orr Motorsports No. 88 is sponsored by Alexander’s Garage and Orr Custom Powder Coating.

Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio finished second in the modified division, in which 97 drivers earned points. Andy Bishop of Gas City, who was also the track’s street stock champion, finished third in the UMP modified point standings.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won six features but placed fourth in the final point standings. Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind., 29, finished fifth in the overall championship and won the Rookie of the Year honors for the division. He got his first feature victory in August and duplicated that feat at the season finale in October.

Besides Orr, Losh and Bryant, other UMP modified feature winners in 2019 at Gas City were 17-year-old Logan Kirkman of Richmond, Ind.; Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind.; Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind., and defending champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.

Bishop won eight street stock features enroute to that championship in the Thompson Trucking No. 14. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. finished second in the final street stock point standings, while Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. placed third and also earned the Rookie of the Year honors. Veterans Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. placed fourth for the season and Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. finished fifth out of 53 drivers.

Besides Bishop other street stock feature winners included Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind.; David Short of Winamac, Ind.; Tim Wilber of Coldwater, Mich.; Justin Van Drunen of Crown Point, Ind. and James Headley of Marion, Ind.

The latter’s 15-year-old son, popular James (aka JimTom) Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., is the track’s 2019 hornet champion. He won seven features during the course of the year in the family’s No. 00, which is sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking. He’s in the class of 2022 at Southwood Junior-Senior High School.

Two drivers from Columbia City, Ind. finished second and third in the hornet championship. Jacob Beard was second, while Randy Brommer placed third.

The champion’s father, James Headley, was fourth for the year in the hornets with six victories. In June he was also inducted into the track’s “Walk of Fame” for being the winningest driver in track history. Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind., 27, finished fifth in the hornet point standings out of 64 drivers and was the division’s Rookie of the Year.

Besides the two Headleys, other hornet feature winners in 2019 included Josh Gamlin of Kokomo, Ind.; Gage Allen of Warren, Ind., and Cardell Moore of Versailles, Ind.

In addition to these four main divisions, other types of race cars that were in action at Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2019 included winged 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars; vintage sprint cars; midgets; USAC SpeeD2 midgets; mini-sprints; micro-sprints; TQs; late models, super streets and tough trucks. There were even competitions for monster trucks, school buses, mini-vans, vehicles pulling trailers, and moms driving passenger cars.

The complete point standings are posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway). News about a championship banquet and the 2020 schedule will be posted in all those places and by the media as soon as that information is finalized.

 

 

ASCS Sprint Cars Headline Saturday’s Night of Champions at Central Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 7, 2019) – Winged Sprint Cars will take to Central Arizona Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the final time in 2019 during Saturday’s “Night of Champions” tilt.

The ASCS Southwest Region will drop in on CAS for the third and final time of the season with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Mod Lites in action as well.

Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

In the previous pair of ASCS Southwest Region events at Central Arizona Speedway, Las Cruces’ Rick Ziehl raced to the checkered flag on both occasions. The multi-time series champion will try to make it a perfect season at Casa Grande on Saturday.

While Ziehl has been perfect at Central Arizona Speedway, it is Phoenix shoe Colton Hardy that is in command of the ASCS Southwest Region points race with a 56-point advantage over New Mexico’s Jesse Baker and Mesa’s J.T. Imperial just another seven points back in third. Other top series contenders include El Mirage’s Eric Wilkins, a June podium finisher at CAS, and Tempe’s Alex Pettas.

Zach Madrid put a stop to Tyler Mecl’s two-race winning streak in the IMCA Modifieds the last time out while Bo Partain won the most recent IMCA Sport Modified feature.

Leading the way in the CAS point chases are Kelsie Foley in IMCA Modifieds, Mark Harrison in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks and Zack Tate in the Bombers.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for just $12. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 7-11 years of age.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at www.centralarizonaspeedway.com.

 

 

Bacon Hits the Century Mark for 2019 at Oval Nationals this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 7, 2019) – An active season of racing for Brady Bacon culminates with a final few weeks in California and Arizona during the month of November.

And it starts with this weekend’s USAC National Sprint Cars “Oval Nationals” at California’s Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Thursday lidlifter will mark “The Macho Man’s” 100th race of the 2019 season.

The Oval Nationals is one that Bacon expects to contend for the win in aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.

“We feel good about it,” Bacon says. “We should have ran third last year and ran short of fuel. We won’t let that happen again.”

Bacon was right in the mix in Wednesday night’s practice session, finishing out the night third on the speed charts with a fast lap of 16.373 seconds.

The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion enters the weekend sixth in series points and only 24 markers out of third. Along the way, he has captured four series wins and has finished among the top-ten in 25 of the most recent 26 feature events.

Bacon’s most recent action was the USAC Midgets “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, on October 17.

After a strong heat race run aboard the FMR No. 76e, qualifier race woes mired Bacon in the 17th starting position for the feature after winning the “B” Main. Bacon rallied through the field to post a seventh-place finish.

“We came through the field about the best that we could have,” Bacon explains. “There wasn’t a whole lot of racetrack left to work with by that time, so we were pleased with what we were able to do.”

Now, Bacon shifts his focus to this weekend’s Oval Nationals.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 99 races, 10 wins, 40 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the Perris (CA) Auto Speedway “Oval Nationals” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Captures ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2019) - SawBlade.com sponsored driver Scott Bogucki led Team ILP into the Winner's Circle last week as he garnered a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bogucki powered to his third ASCS National Tour victory of the season during an action-packed Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Scott Bogucki - 3 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15; and Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 1); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Building for Future on Heels of Strong 2019 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Nov. 7, 2019) - Veteran sprint car driver Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig joined forces to win races and build a race team that could be competitive for multiple years.

The duo primarily focused on weekly 410ci winged sprint car competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this year and while they narrowly missed out on a victory, they did manage a season-best second-place result in July en route to a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.

Henderson and Sandvig scored two top-five finishes, five top 10s and one heat race win at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

They also attempted to qualify for the coveted A Main during the 59 th annual Knoxville Nationals in August, when they made the main event during the Hard Knox Night and ended in the C Main during the Saturday night finale.

"It wasn't what we wanted in the fact that we didn't find Victory Lane, but it was a successful year at Knoxville in many ways," Henderson said. "We found a nice baseline around midseason and it's going to make us a lot better next year."

While they focused primarily on weekly competition at the half-mile oval, the team also ventured to various tracks in Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Highlights included several races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and leading 26 laps during an IRA Bumper to Bumper 410 Sprint Cars feature - the 18th annual Jerry Richert Memorial hosted by Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. They also picked up a fifth-place finish with the IRA Series during the Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., in September.

"That stretch there was when things were really a lot of fun and it seemed every time we pulled into a track we had a shot," Henderson said. "I wish it had been that way all year, but sometimes good things take a while to work."

The team also attempted several 360ci winged sprint car races together, highlighted by a second-place finish on their first night out together at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., in April and a top-10 result during the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in October.

Henderson and Sandvig are planning a similar schedule for the 2020 racing season, while hoping to venture into Central Pennsylvania on several occasions for some of the bigger paying shows.

"Justin has raced in Pennsylvania enough that I feel confident that we can go out there and contend," Sandvig said. "The goal is to get out there early and build a notebook. That way later in the year we can come back and be prepared and hopefully contend in some of these big shows."

That plan is contingent on additional marketing partners coming on board. Both Henderson and Sandvig are seeking new partners to add to their current supporters for the 2020 season. Anyone interested can reach out to Mike Sandvig at 712-260-8823.

"We have a lot of great partners and I can't thank all of them enough for helping make our 2019 season a success," Sandvig said. "I feel we have great equipment and a great driver that any sponsor would be proud to have represent them. We're looking forward to 2020 and we would love to bring some new faces to the table as well to make this an even better year."

Henderson added that he believes competing in Pennsylvania early in the season will pay dividends to their program for all of 2020.

"There are a lot of great race tracks in Central PA and they start a little earlier than most so it'll be nice to shake things down against a great field of drivers," he said. "If we can compete there we can compete anywhere. And knowing what to do come the end of the year when there is a lot of money up for grabs will be huge in our development and success."

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings builds the finest, pole barns, equestrian buildings, steel buildings and more. For more information, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com .

"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank DeBerg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Enzlinger Electric, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Triple X Race Co., Vortex Wings, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Caps First Full Season on ASCS National Tour With Top 10 in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) - Roger Crockett finished on the podium during his first full season of running the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule for points.

Crockett captured his 21st top 10 of the season with the series last Friday during the season finale to wrap up a third-place finish in the championship standings.

"Once we locked into the main event Friday we knew we were guaranteed third in points," he said. "That was the primary goal last week, making sure we maintained that position. Next was to focus on running well. We moved forward in our heats and qualifiers and didn't have to run a B Main. We were able to lock the car into the show each night somewhat at ease."

Crockett kicked off the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track by advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race last Thursday. He then placed fourth in a qualifier to rank 13th in points, garnering the 13 th starting position for the A Main.

"I made a mistake in the qualifier and let one car by," he said. "If that didn't happen I started in row two of the feature. My car wasn't free enough in the feature and we survived. (Matt) Covington got around me and I stayed near him because I knew that it was about survival. Our main focus was holding our spot in the points."

Crockett improved his results on Friday, placing second in a heat race and third in a qualifier before gaining a position to finish seventh in the main event.

"I was battling for fifth when a car got sideways in front of us," he said. "He did it a second time and I had to about park it. I lost a bunch of spots and a bunch of ground. We were back to 11th and were able to rally back to seventh. It was frustrating, but I knew our car was really fast. The track was a lot of fun and was very racy. We were able to battle with some good cars. I felt like we had a podium car."

Crockett ended the season tied for the third-most top 10s and tied for the fifth-most top fives during ASCS National Tour competition. He also scored a pair of feature victories, his most in a single season since 2013 and his third straight year with at least one trip to Victory Lane during ASCS National Tour action.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 4 (4); Feature: 12 (13).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Finishes Rookie Season Ranked Ninth in ASCS National Tour Standings

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) - Jordon Mallett closed out his rookie campaign with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last week with two nights of racing at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"Overall it wasn't a bad week, but not an exceptionally good one either," he said. "It's been a long season and you have these types of weekends so we'll take it."

With the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals being his first-ever visit to the oval, Mallett entered Thursday's competition feeling optimistic about his chances. Unfortunately, he lost ground on the start of a heat race and made contact with a car in front of him, which caused chassis damage and hindered the car. Mallett finished the race in seventh.

As a result, he was forced to attempt to qualify for the main event via a B Main, in which he started 10th and dropped one position to finish 11th. He took a series provisional and lined up in the 23 rd starting spot for the feature. Mallett pulled in early to get an head start on repairs for Friday's program.

"We had a bunch of damage after the heat and the car just wasn't right really at all," he said. "We could tell pretty early that it wasn't going to be right and we just made the best of things."

Mallett once again started on the pole in a heat race on Friday and he lost two positions to finish third. As a result of being among the top 30 in passing points, Mallett then ran a qualifier. He started on the pole and finished there. This secured him the ninth starting spot in the A Main.

In the feature, Mallett once again struggled to get comfortable behind the wheel as he finished 20th. It was his 31st top 20 of the season and the result secured him the ninth position in the championship standings.

"We were good enough to get in the show and the car was decent in the qualifier to where we won," he said. "But come feature-time it was obvious the car still wasn't right and we just held on for the best finish we could get."

While the result was disappointing, Mallett chalked a lot of it up to a rookie curve and believes his team is better because of the struggles.

"I'm pretty proud of everything we accomplished this year as a rookie on a very competitive circuit," he said. "We learned a lot each night and it was a very tough season. But I'm happy with what we did as a team and I can't wait to get going on 2020."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 7 (1); B Main: 11 (10); Feature: 25 (23).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (9).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red River Rack Company

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 this year," Mallett said. "They've been family friends for years so we're pleased to have them on board."

Mallett would also like to thank Awakening Events, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Enjoys Success With New Client Brock Zearfoss

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2019) - X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder recently teamed up with Brock Zearfoss, who ran Linder's sprint car during a couple of races at the end of the season in Central Pennsylvania and will now be running his own X-1 Race Cars chassis at the famed Can-Am World Finals this week.

"We ran Ryan's car for the first time on Oct. 12 at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.," Zearfoss said. "We had a pretty good run there. We started and finished third in our heat race. In the A Main, we started sixth and finished fourth."

Zearfoss drove Linder's car again on Oct. 19 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. He had a good night going until he was involved in a wreck in the feature. Thankfully there was only minor damage and he brought home a 17th-place finish.

"Since there wasn't a lot of damage from our wreck at Port Royal we were able to race there again when the Outlaws came to town on Oct. 25," Zearfoss said. "We qualified third in our flight, started on the pole of our heat and won it."

His heat race finish earned him a spot in the second dash. Zearfoss started third and finished fourth. He ended the night in the 24th position.

"Overall, we had a really good experience running Linder's car," Zearfoss said. "With his cars you can see just how good the craftsmanship of them are and they feel good when you're racing them. We got our own X-1 Race Car for this weekend at the World Finals and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish with it."

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series World Finals runs Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"Brock had good success in our car recently and I'm excited to see his team decide to work with X-1 Race Cars moving forward," Linder said. "We wish him the best of luck at World Finals."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

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

 

 

Brian Brown Racing and Casey's General Stores Extend Partnership With Multiple-Year Agreement

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 7, 2019) - With dozens of victories and brand activations together, Brian Brown Racing and Casey's General Stores are extending their partnership with a multiple-year agreement for the 2020 and 2021 racing seasons.

"It's an honor to have the Casey's General Stores logo on our car and to be a Casey's brand ambassador on and off the track," Brown said. "It has been an amazing partnership for the last decade and we're excited to continue to grow and expand together in 2020 and beyond."

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

"We're excited to renew our partnership with Brian as he's a loyal brand ambassador for Casey's," said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Casey's General Stores. "Motor sports brings together passionate fans across the communities we call home and this includes Casey's guests and team members."

Brown will wrap up a successful 2019 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals. He is a previous winner at the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CASEY'S GENERAL STORES -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

 

 

Hahn Wraps Up Successful Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour With Top Fives At Texas Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2019) A banner season for Blake Hahn with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network came down to the final two nights of the year with the DriveWFX.com/Route 66 Chevrolet No. 52 second in the final tour standings to Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
"First off, congratulations to Sam and his team. They did one hell of a job this year. Obviously, for us, the goal was to be champion, and we just came up short. That part I am bummed about, but overall, I can't be disappointed at how our season went. We led the points a couple of times, we won more races than ever and figured out things in our program that were holding us back and it's chasing drivers like Sam that make us better," commented Blake of the overall 2019 season.
Wrapping up the season this past week at the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals, Hahn earned a pair of top-five runs at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
"We had a good weekend. We ended up fifth on Thursday on a pretty tough track, but considering how much rain they had leading up to the races, I was actually impressed at how well the track held together. Our biggest goal was to just stay upright and out of trouble, and if we could, make the moves that were presented."
Seeing a much different track on Friday, Hahn overcame a bottom of the barrel draw in his Heat Race to grid the A-Feature seventh. Battling throughout the top ten, Hahn climbed from seventh to fourth.
"We only made up one spot in the Heat, so I was worried if we would even make the Qualifier but luckily we did and my crew hit the setup spot on because we were able to pass some pretty fast cars and get into the A-Feature where we were ok. The track was great and very technical so if you missed it a little bit, you gave up all kinds of ground and it was tough to make up time, but a lot of fun."
Coming up next for Hahn will be a return to the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. on December 19, 20, and 21.
"We're taking a new car into Gateway to shakedown for the Chili Bowl. Being the only other indoor race this winter for Midgets, it'll be a good test with the competition that is set to be there."
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 55; Wins -9; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 36;
Coming Up:
December 19 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
December 20 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
December 21 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
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DriveWFX.com, Route 66 Chevrolet, Lucas Oil Products, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, Pizza Express of Oklahoma, and EFH.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Crowned ASCS Lone Star Champion for First Career Sprint Car Title

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 6, 2019) - Tony Bruce Jr. captured his first career sprint car championship this season by garnering the ASCS Lone Star Region title.

Bruce Jr. and car owner Mike Hayashi led the region with a pair of victories, four top fives and six top 10s in eight feature starts.

"This is the first time I've ever run a regional series for points," Bruce Jr. said. "Any time you win a championship that makes you feel like you've made the right decision and it was worth the time and effort. I want to thank Mike for the opportunity as well as everyone who supports the team."

The duo wrapped up the season last week during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Bruce Jr. finished where he started in both a heat race - third - and a qualifier - first - to rank eighth in points on Thursday. That locked him into the eighth starting position for the main event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the ASCS Lone Star Region.

"It was a tricky track because it was so heavy and rough," he said. "We were able to start eighth and maintain. We didn't make mistakes. We made sure not to do anything stupid and bring the car home in one piece."

The top 10 was the highlight of the weekend as a high pill draw and lack of passing in a heat race buried the team during Friday's finale.

Thursday's outing marked the fourth top 10 of the season during limited ASCS National Tour starts for Bruce Jr., who is finished racing for the season.

"I would like to say thank you to all of the people and businesses that make this car go, including Brey Industries Limitless Concrete, Kirkness Roofing, Kannady Racing Engines, Tim Palmer Graphics Design, Forney Air, Smiley's Racing Products, H.L. Ostermiller Construction Inc., John Ivey, Chris Stivers and Jason Gathwright as well as Tony Bruce Jr.," Hayashi said. "This team doesn't work without all of the help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (8).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 7 (10).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

 

 

Price Concludes 2019 Racing Season With Top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 6, 2019) - Robbie Price wrapped up his 2019 racing season last week at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, which hosted the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The weekend was highlighted by a ninth-place finish in Thursday night's opener. The doubleheader wrapped up Price's rookie season on the tour and secured him eighth in the championship standings.

"It's disappointing to not finish things better, but overall it was a good rookie season and we learned a lot," he said. "It's cool just to be doing this in a competitive series and I'm already looking forward to next season."

Thursday night began with heat race action, in which Price started third and advanced one position to finish second. A seventh-place result in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. He won the consolation race to transfer into the 18th starting position for the main event.

With the track transitioning to his liking after a few small car adjustments, Price rallied forward as high as seventh. A late restart cost the Cobble Hill, B.C., native two positions and he held on to finish the feature ninth. The top-10 result was the 18th of the season for him.

"We were rolling pretty good there in the feature and we felt really good out there," he said. "That last restart I cost us a few spots, but the tires cooled off and I just didn't get up to speed. But it was an excellent night."

Only trailing seventh in the series standings by five points entering Saturday's finale, Price hoped for a solid showing. He began the night starting fourth in a heat race and he lost one position to finish fifth. The result was good enough to advance to a qualifier, in which he started eighth and finished ninth.

As a result, Price had to run a B Main to try to qualify for the feature. He started sixth and gained one spot to finish fifth, but failed to advance to the A Main. He accepted a series provisional and lined up in the 23 rd starting spot for the feature. Price pulled off early and was credited with finishing 25th. It secured an eighth-place result in the championship standings.

"We were just no good all night and we struggled from the get-go on Saturday," he said. "In racing sometimes it's not your night and I don't think I can really pinpoint why except it was just one of those nights.

"There is a big difference between payout from seventh to eighth so overall it's disappointing to not take advantage of the situation and do better. I'd have liked to have finish off 2019 stronger, but we gave it our best effort and we'll be better going forward."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (18).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 9 (8); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 25 (23).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wildlight Motorsports Photography

Wildlight Motorsports Photography takes images throughout events in Western Canada and on the West Coast. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Wildlight-Motorsport-Photography-260251824183578/ .

"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

Price would like to thank Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

 

Speed Shift TV Offering Extended New Zealand Coverage With Nearly Three Dozen Races

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2019) - While the short-track racing season is wrapping up in the United States, preparation is underway in New Zealand for a busy slate.

Speed Shift TV will continue to provide VIP subscribers with top-notch events as the live streaming company has nearly three dozen races on tap during extended coverage of the New Zealand racing season from early November to early April.

Approximately a dozen race tracks will have events shown via Speed Shift TV with the first night having occurred Nov. 2 featuring the opening night of the Mag & Turbo Super Cup competition hosted by Riverside Speedway in Invercargill.

Additional marquee events include International Midgets at Huntly Speedway in Huntly on Jan. 1; the Superstock Championships at Oceanview Speedway in Wanganui on Jan. 3-4; and the World 240s at Rotorua Speedway in Rotorua on Jan. 24-25 among many others.

A total list of events being shown along with other upcoming races is available at https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ . Some dates are subject to change.

A VIP subscription is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

All of these events will be exclusively for members in North America. For those not located in North America, a link to watch the New Zealand races will be available at http://www.thepits.racing.org.nz/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Run At Texas Motor Speedway Secures Hafertepe's Fourth Consecutive ASCS National Tour Title

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2019) Going into Texas Motor Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was stalked by Blake Hahn for the 2019 championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, but a weekend high podium run on Thursday night locked up the Sunnyvale, Texas driver's four consecutive title.
"To do this four times is pretty awesome and to have done it four times in a row is an even bigger accomplishment," stated Hafertepe.
Looking at the stats of Sam's four championships, two with Keith Dobbs and two with Hills Racing Team, the driver of the No. 15h landed 40 wins, 94 top-fives, and 114 top-tens in 139 A-Feature starts and is the fourth driver to have four or more titles with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and is the third to do so consecutively with Terry Gray (1995-1998) and Gary Wright (2004-2007) on that list.
Speaking on the past four seasons, Sam explained, "The first two years, we really didn't have anything in our way. We just dominated, and years three and four, luck started to catch up to us a little bit but thankfully we were still fast enough to overcome the bad luck and take advantage. For me, this is a pretty big accomplishment especially with the competition we've had."
Looking back at the final two nights of the championship chase, Hafertepe entered the first night with the simple goal of staying ahead of Blake Hahn.
"We had a great car, and once we got where we needed, we just rode. I knew we needed to get ahead of Blake, so I focused on hitting my marks and if I got the opportunity to pass a car, we did...Thursday was one of those nights where it was cowboy up because of the weather they had Tuesday and Wednesday, but we were still able to make a good night out of it."
Avoiding a near catastrophe during his Qualifier on Friday, the No. 15h took the green in the A-Feature from the 12th starting spot; making it up to eighth at the drop of the checkered flag.
"The deal in the Qualifier put us out of starting near the first couple of rows, and in the feature we just missed it and for the track record we've had at TMS, it was disappointing way to end the year but on the bigger picture, it still came down to that weekend and we accomplished what we needed too."
Wrapping up his 2019 season this weekend, the Hills Racing No. 15h will be in action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the Can-Am World Finals, happening November 7-9.
Live coverage of the three-night affair can be found at https://www.dirtvision.com.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 54; Wins -13; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 37; Top 20 - 42;
Coming Up:
November 7 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
November 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
November 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

NEWS FROM ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

AFTER 36 YEARS MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS WILL NO LONGER BE PUBLISHED

LANGHORNE, PA November 6, 2019 . . . “After 36 years of publishing Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News I have found that a lot of sponsorship information is available from a myriad of locations thanks to new technologies," said publisher Ernie Saxton. Subscriptions to MSMN have been slipping over the last year or so due to those new technologies. “Therefore, sadly, the August, 2019 edition is the final issue.”

Over the years we have helped many in the motorsports industry to gain sponsorship, improve their sponsorship efforts and grow their knowledge of marketing and sponsorship.

The newsletter, published since 1985, has been filled with helps for sponsorship seekers, featuring articles by experts on sponsorship marketing and articles on sponsorship deals.

“Our thanks go out to those who were contributors to the newsletter, media who helped promote the newsletter and thanks to those who were subscribers.

I have certain projects that I will continue to be involved in. I will be part of the team at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway handling the PR, sponsorships and advertising. This will be my 53rd year. Again this year we will be handling the PR for Len Sammons Productions and his indoor racing events along with the 36th annual Motorsports 2020 Trade Show.

My columns will continue to appear in Area Auto Racing News as they have since 1981. Plus our columns will continue to appear in Digital Media newspapers, Inside Track Motorsports News and Late Model Racer.

I will also continue to share my knowledge and expertise with interested parties in public relations and sponsorship marketing in motorsports.”

Saxton can be reached at 267.934.7286 or email him at esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA READY FOR 24TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS

(Cypress, CA, November 6, 2019) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa, the current point leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings, will be in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 7th, 8th and 9th in the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. The three-night race will take place at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway.

Roa, 28, will be in the Dwight Cheney #42 for the event and will carry a 10-point lead in the Southwest Series heading into Thursday night’s opening race. Each night will pay full and separate points for the Southwest, USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series.

PAS 9-21-19=42=5869-3.jpg Brody Roa will be back behind the wheel of the Dwight Cheney #42 at this weekend's Oval Nationals. Doug Allen Photo.

In addition to his lofty position in the Southwest Series, the veteran driver comes into the weekend third in the USAC/CRA standings. He is only 44-points out of second and 99-points out of the CRA lead. As well as this weekend’s races, Roa and the other drivers will be able to garner points over two nights at the 52nd Annual Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on November 15th and 16th.

Two years ago at the Oval Nationals, Roa scored the biggest win of his career. That was when he bested the field in the Friday night preliminary of the three-day race.

“That was definitely the biggest win of my career,” he said on Wednesday morning. “The only thing bigger would be a win in this Saturday’s finale. It is such a big race and it is very hard to win at the Oval Nationals as it matches the best drivers in the Midwest against the best drivers here in the West. Everybody is on their game for this one.”

In six nights of racing at the past two Oval Nationals, “The Pride of Garden Grove” has only finished out of the top 10 one time. That came last year when he was hit from behind and flipped during the Friday night portion of the show. He ended up with a frustrating 25th place finish that night. Besides that, he has the aforementioned win, third, sixth, seventh and ninth-place finishes in the other five races.

Through his first 36-starts in 410 sprint car racing this year, Roa has four-wins, four runner up finishes and four third-place outings. He has 19-top five finishes and 24-top 10’s.

For fans who would like to attend the Oval Nationals, the spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday and Friday with racing at 7:00. On Saturday, the gates open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 7:10.

Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track telephone number is (951) 940-0134 And the track website is at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Great looking Brody Roa t-shirts are available at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design in one of the photos attached to this release.

Roa would like to thank car owner Cheney for putting him in the Racing Optics, Wilson Racing, STEELCO USA, Curb Records, Golden Harvest #42. In addition, he wants to thank his personal sponsors HD Industries, Burris Racing. “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Shaver Specialties and Sander Engineering.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

2019 Schedule

1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A

1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C

2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A

2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A

7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 12th A

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/6/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 16th A

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 9th A

10/5/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC West Coast 9th A

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 4th A

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

 

Injury Update: Ballou Forced to Miss West Coast Swing and Will Now Focus on 2020 Return

PETERSEN MEDIA: Still recovering from a broken arm endured on June 23rd, Robert Ballou had high hopes of making his return to USAC as the series heads West to end the 2019 season. Unfortunately, the heeling process is taking longer than expected and Ballou will be unable to make the trip as he now looks towards 2020.

“I am pretty bummed to not be able to get out West and race in front of so many friends, as well as my family,” Robert Ballou said. “The recovery process is going well, it is just taking longer than we thought to get full strength back. My doctors have been great, I am pain free, it is just a long process from what was a pretty brutal injury.”

Through the 2019 season, Ballou and his Robert Ballou Motorsports team lost long time sponsor Harry Dickinson of Dickinson Farms whom passed away back on April 10th. Ballou and company would like to send one final farewell to him and thank him for support ‘The Mad Man’ over the years.

“It was said to lose Harry back in April, we wanted to race a couple more times to honor him but it wasn’t mean to be,” Ballou added. “I’d also like to thank all of my partners for their continued support. 2019 didn’t go as planned by any means, but I will be back and better come 2020.”

While he continues the road to recovery, Ballou is also finalizing his 2020 plans, so be on the look out for an announcement from the Rocklin, CA native.

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou’s 2020 season has come to a close.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

AUSTIN MCCARL SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- November 7th, 2019- Coming off a Knoxville Raceway 410 Track Championship with TKS Motorsports in 2018, McCarl again had success in 2019. Despite numerous rainouts, Austin had 13 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, was the 360 Knoxville Nationals Hard Charger and finished the season off with a win at Jackson Motorplex.
McCarl is not only talented behind the wheel,but also has the knowledge when it comes to turning a wrench. He has worked as a mechanic for the winning driver Terry MrCarl, his father. He also has experience at Moyle Racing Engines, has built his own sprint car team, and this fall he served as the Crew Chief for Kyle Offill at the Trophy Cup in California.

McCarl is looking to fill his schedule for the 2020 season. He would like to travel more, all over the country and gain more experience. McCarl would like to run more with the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions, IRA, and more.

Please contact Austin with any opportunities at, Austin.McCarl@aol.com.

Stay up to date with Austin McCarl by following him on Twitter @AustinMcCarl17a and Facebook at Austin McCarl.

Speed Media-
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Instagram: @Speed_Media_

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports To Return to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the final week of the 2019 World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Series upon us, Roth Motorsports is excited to confirm that the team will return to ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ in 2020 with Daryn Pittman back behind the wheel of the famed No. 83 machine.

“I am extremely grateful that Dennis and Teresa Roth are giving us another year to build on what we built and accomplished in 2019,” Daryn Pittman said. “I am very optimistic that we can continue to improve and be more consistent in what will be our second year together. We have a great team with Brent Ventura and Scott Vogelsong, and I am looking forward to trying to end our season with a win this week in Charlotte, NC.”

2019 was a year that got off to a great start for Pittman and Roth Motorsports. Sweeping through Florida and claiming the DIRTcar Nationals title, Pittman was able to pick up a big win at Silver Dollar Speedway and claim the Gold Cup Race of Champions, pocket a win at Skagit Speedway, as well as win the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA.

Finishing second at the recently completed National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, Pittman was also on the podium at the Knoxville Nationals this year as he finished third at Sprint Car racing’s biggest event.

Heading into this weekend’s World Finals event, the Owasso, OK driver sits fourth in the series standings.

In 2020 the team will again have Brent Ventura leading the way as the team’s crew chief as Scott Vogelsong will also be back with the Roth Motorsports team in the pit area.

“All of us at Roth Motorsports are extremely excited to give this another shot,” Brent Ventura said. “It is an honor to work for Dennis and Teresa Roth, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do in what will be our second year with Daryn Pittman. Scott Vogelsong has worked hard for our team, and I look forward to continuing to work with him and making improvements for an even more successful 2020 season.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 76, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 35, Top 10’s: 57

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports are geared up for this weekend’s World Finals event in Charlotte, NC.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Raffle Car/Auction Heading to World Finals!

Knoxville, IA, November 6, 2019 – The staff of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be making their annual trip to the World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte November 7-9. The Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car will be shown with raffle tickets being sold for $20, or six for $100.

The annual auction benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky, the Dirt Museum & Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York and the Speedway Children’s Charities will be held Saturday, November 9, at Noon at the Z-Max Pavilion on the Charlotte Motor Speedway grounds.

Sprint Car, Late Model, and Dirt Modified items will be a part of the auction. Larry Boos of Eldora Speedway will provide his services as auctioneer!

Raffle tickets for the Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be on sale under the grandstands during the World Finals at the The Dirt Track in Charlotte all three days!

The car features an EMi chassis and is powered by a Speedway Motors Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the thirteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country. The car will be shown at several racing events over the next 18 months, and will be given away Friday, December 18, 2020.

The sponsors for the raffle car include…

Speedway Motors Racing Engines, EMi, Donovan, All Pro Heads, Pro Shocks, AFCO, Cold Fire, Amick, KSE, MPI, Weld Wheels, Hoosier, Wilwood, Autometer, Tel Tac, Winters, Saldana Racing Products, HRP, M&W Aluminum, FK Bearings, Goodridge, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PAC Racing Springs, Fragola, Butlerbuilt, Manley, Kinsler, Waterman, Walker, ARP, Cometic, Huggins, T&D, Callies, Dyers, CP Carrillo, Total Seal, King Engine Bearing Specialist, Isky, Trend, Dan Olson Racing Products, MSD, Shaver, and Moose.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

 

 

Expanded autograph sessions to be featured at the Hangtown 100

Placerville, CA – November 6, 2019…Race fans that attend the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19th and 20th will be treated to one of the most expansive autograph sessions ever seen at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway.
Several racing stars will be featured during the autograph session prior to the races each night in the grandstands. Among the names expected will be Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, Brad Sweet, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Zeb Wise and others.

All race fans are encouraged to stop by prior to the action and meet the stars that will be competing each night.

Keep in mind that all seating in the grandstands is reserved on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th and tickets continue to be on sale by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks, a live band and a lot of fun to be had.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. As previously announced the two-night event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

Online registration utilizing Pay Pal is also now available by visiting https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online

A rain date has been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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

Join over 12,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

 

 

King DJ; Netto Claims First Career King of the West Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the curtain dropped on the King of the West Series’ 60th season, it was Hanford, CA driver DJ Netto standing under the confetti shower, celebrating his first career series championship.

“When the checkered flag flew on Saturday, all I could say to myself was ‘wow, we did it.’” DJ Netto said. “I tried to keep a level head about it these last few races. It was such a tight battle all year long, I just wanted to stay out of my head and focus on running well.”

Heading into Saturday night’s season finale event at the Stockton Dirt Track, Netto entered the event in a deadlock with Bud Kaeding atop the standings, with Dominic Scelzi just seven points behind the duo in third.

Hungry for his first series title, Netto did everything he needed to do on Saturday from the time his team unloaded in the pit area on Saturday night. Gaining points on his championship competitors in time trials, Netto’s third place effort would set the tone for his championship night.

Getting through his heat race unscathed, Netto would run third in the Dash, and find himself in the second row of the 30-lap feature event. With a two point cushion over Kaeding heading into the feature, Netto’s night gave him the upper hand as he had a prime starting position.

Needing to stay up front to secure the title, Netto did just that. Running second in the early stages of the race, Netto would battle with Willie Croft for the runner up position. Though he would give the position up, Netto was continuing to take care of the bigger task at hand.

When the checkered flag was displayed, Netto would occupy the final spot on the podium, and was officially crowned the 2019 King of the West Series Champion, as his name is now etched in history with so many legends of the sport.

“I really have to thank my family for believing in me way back when I was 16,” DJ Netto said. “Winning a KWS title has been something I have strived for, and to do it now is pretty special. So many people to thank for this, but I couldn’t have done it without my family first and foremost. Brad Goebel started the year with us, and was extremely instrumental in our start to the year. Though he left for a really good job opportunity I still want to thank him a ton. Drew Warner worked all week to make sure our car was ready to go for the finale, and Lee Lindgren and Jason Riley were in the pits making sure we had a great car to pull this off.”

ON TAP: Netto will be idle this weekend before returning to Keller Auto Speedway on November 16th.

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

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY-On Top In Texas

PETERSEN MEDIA: Terry McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team made the trip to Texas worthwhile over the weekend as TMAC took top honors with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series on Thursday night before pocketing a fifth place finish on Friday night.

“Thursday night it was cowboy-up, heavy and rough and we were able to get the job done,” Terry McCarl said “It was kind of nice to show everyone that even though I’m older, I can still get the elbows up and cowboy up.”

Thursday night at Texas Motor Speedway, TMAC got his night off to a great start as he charged from sixth in his heat race to pick up a second place finish aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine.

Moving into a qualifier, TMAC would again line up in the sixth starting position before his fifth place finish was good enough to lock him directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the sixth starting position, TMAC would jump into fourth where he would ride until the caution flew for the second place car on the eighth lap. With the leader having engine issues under the yellow, TMAC would restart from the second spot, and as the green was dropped he was able to skate out front to the lead where he would start to gap the field.

With the elbows up, TMAC continued to lead the way until a late stoppage bunched the field back up. Nailing the restart, TMAC would go on to claim his first career win at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Back in action on Friday night to close out his weekend and bring the curtain down on the ASCS National Tour’s schedule, McCarl would continue his assault on the Lonestar state as he picked up second place finishes in both his heat race and the qualifier.

Lining up on the front row of the feature on this night, McCarl would look to cap the weekend sweep on a surface that was hard a slick; polar opposite from what Thursday night offered up.

Falling back a few spots early as he waited for things to come to him, TMAC would slip back to fifth. Able to work his way back through the field as the race settled in, the Altoona, IA driver would make his way back up to second.

As the laps clicked off in the race’s homestretch, McCarl’s Destiny Motorsports entry would start to get loose and it would lead to him slipping back to finish in the fifth position.

“Doug really had us good all weekend long,” Terry McCarl said. “Friday night we just got a little free at the end and we slipped back, still a great weekend for us. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, as well as all the people who have their name on the car, their support means a lot.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 52, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports now head to Charlotte, NC for the World Finals with the World of Outlaws this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

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

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi 5th at KWS Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into Saturday night’s Tribute to GP at Stockton Dirt Track to close out the year with Roth Motorsports during the King of the West finale, Dominic Scelzi was in the Championship battle to the last lap but his fifth place finish netted him a third place finish in points.

“We had a really great year with the KWS, but it just wasn’t meant to be for us to win the title,” Dominic Scelzi said. “I had a blast running this Roth Motorsports car all year and have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, as well as Todd Ventura and everyone associated with this race team.”

Timing in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, Scelzi was able to pocket a second place finish in his heat race aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. backed No. 83.

Earning enough points to make the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, Scelzi would finish fourth and line up right alongside points leader, DJ Netto in the feature event.

When the race went green, Scelzi would slip back to seventh as he got stuck in some grease on the race’s opening lap. As the track slowly blew off after some pre race track prep, Scelzi would start go make up his lost ground.

With DJ Netto in front of him, Scelzi would need to make some big moves to have a shot at the KWS title. Getting back up to fifth, Scelzi would be unable to knock Netto off, though he would cap his strong season with the series off by finishing third in the standings.

“It was a hard fought battle to the end, and to win five of these KWS Races is pretty cool,” Scelzi said. “Again, big thanks to the Roth family for the opportunity to chase after this championship in 2019.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 33, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 21, Top 10’s: 25.

ON TAP: Dominic Scelzi and Roth Motorsports have concluded their 2019 season.

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

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



 

Aprile Breaks Podium Drought

A four-season podium drought was broken by Brent Aprile last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, where he scored a second-place finish in the second East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series round.

In only his second outing for the 2019-20 season, Aprile, driving his Qld # 42 Sprint Shack / Aprile Industries supported GF1 car, enjoyed a great run that saw him battle at the front of the field for the entire 30-lap distance and in the end followed winner and current Australian Champion Andrew Scheuerle across the finish line.

“I had a really good run throughout the feature race on the weekend with plenty of passing going on and it great to get back onto the podium,” expressed the 27-year-old racer from Mackay in Queensland, who had started the feature race from position four after strong performances earlier in the night, which saw him topped the time sheets in qualifying.

“Headinginto this season the team and I decided to run our later model GF1 car, and it’s definitely starting to pay off, as in our first two outings this season we have been in podium contention, so I couldn’t be happier with our start to the season.”

Aprile’s season opener, which was late last month in the opening East Coast Logistics Series round at Archerfield Speedway, saw him robbed of a podium finish after suffering a flat tyre while in third place in the closing stages and dropping back down the order to finish in a disappointing 11th place.

Regarding the rest of Aprile’s 2019-20 season, hehas laid out a domestic schedule based around mainly Archerfield Speedway.

“The plan for the team and I this season is to be based around Archerfield Speedway, as there is plenty of racing on offer, including World Series round,” he explained.

“We would like to do a bit of interstate racing at places like Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, but that is all going to depend on how we are going locally and of course how our we are going budget wise.”

The next appearance for Aprile and his team will be at Archerfield Speedway for the third East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series round on the Saturday night of November 16.

Aprile is proudly supported by the following 2019-20 season sponsors:
Sprint Shack
Aprile Industries
Mackay Discount Drug Store
Inglis Racing Engines.

Special thanks:Aprile’s wife Natasha, his parents(David and Christine), his crew chief Glenno Inglis, and Scotty Inglis.

To find out more about Aprile and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Aprile Racing or visit their website at www.aprileracing.com.au.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Honoring Famous Father With Throwback Paint Scheme at Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Kraig Kinser will pay homage to his famous father with a special throwback paint scheme this week during the Can-Am World Finals.

VanHorn Racing Graphics recently produced the retro paint scheme as a tribute to Steve Kinser - 'The King of the Outlaws.' Kraig Kinser will rock the scheme during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series final event of the season, running Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"Jeff VanHorn, who does our decals, is opening a new building and had an open house," Kinser said. "He wanted to do the car. We talked about it for the Knoxville Nationals, but we didn't have enough time. It's a throwback. I think it looks pretty good."

Kinser has been successful at the North Carolina oval, where he recorded results of sixth and ninth, respectively, earlier this season. He passed a combined 23 cars during the two World Finals main events last year, earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the season finale.

"It's a track that has been good to us in the past," he said. "We just hope that we can carry on positive runs there. We're pretty confident. We try to bring as much confidence with us as possible without being overconfident. We realized it's tough race. A lot of guys come to Charlotte at the end of the year. It's turned into a big event."

A pair of top-five finishes would give Kinser his most top fives and top 10s in a World of Outlaws season since 2017, when he ran 10 more races than this year. He is also seeking his first triumph since 2017.

"We're looking to do the best we can," he said. "We want to go in there and get a win. We want to end the year on a good note. Hopefully we have speed when we unload and can stay up there and adapt to the track conditions."

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 27 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wings Unlimited

Wings Unlimited manufactures sprint car wings that many of the top teams across the country use. For more information, visit http://www.SprintWingsUnlimited.com .

"We've been with Wings Unlimited for a few years," Kinser said. "They make a quality product that doesn't have issues. We've developed a great relationship with them and they make it easy to work with them."

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

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Close Season With Win in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2019) - Scott Bogucki capped his best season of sprint car racing in the United States by taking the win during the final event of the 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season last Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

It was Bogucki's third ASCS National Tour victory of the season and fourth in two seasons racing with the series. The triumph, coupled with a seventh-place finish on Thursday during the opening round of the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals , propelled the Australian driver and his SawBlade.com sponsored team to fifth in the final championship standings.

"It's great to finish the year with a win, not only for me but for all my sponsors," he said. "We had struggled the past couple of months and this will give me a tremendous boost heading into the offseason. To be honest, we had a top-three team with the ASCS. If you eliminate a couple of bad nights that were out of our control, and me getting my bell rung, we would have been there."

The 2018 ASCS Rookie of the Year said when looking at the season from start to finish, posting 11 top-five finishes, "is something to be incredibly proud of."

"We had an amazing Knoxville Nationals in both the 410 and 360, making the A Main for the 360 Nationals once again and only missing the 410 A Main by three positions," Bogucki added. "Our program this season was improved in every aspect and that has me so pumped up for 2020."

Bogucki said the track was "locked down" early last Thursday when he raced to a fifth-place heat race finish and came home eighth in a qualifier. That placed him into a B Main, in which he drove from fourth to second.

"The track got a lot better by feature-time and I drove from 20 th up to fifth and something knocked the ignition switch off," he said. "By the time I realized what had happened two cars got around me and I finished seventh, but was still the Hard Charger."

Bogucki's confidence from Thursday carried over to Friday with a sixth to second place run in his heat race. A fifth-place finish in his qualifier started him fifth for the final feature of 2019.

"At the start of the race everyone went to the top and I drove right to third and when they continued to race up there my car was just fantastic on the bottom, especially in turns three and four," he said. "I got to the lead. I thought I might have been too good too early so I just drove it as hard as I could."

Bogucki traded slide jobs with Tony Stewart for the lead toward the end of the race, but was able to maintain the top spot. He used traffic to his advantage to hold off Stewart and late in the race a bid from former ASCS and two-time Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions titlest Aaron Reutzel, even surviving a green-white-checkered finish.

"That was a blast racing with Tony like that," Bogucki said. "I just had to be patient and make my car as wide as I could."

Bogucki will get the team "buttoned up" for the winter and will head back to Australia later this month.

"I can't wait to get back to a beach and out of this cold," he joked. "I should be back in the states by February and get ready for 2020."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (20).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_, and on Facebook.

"When we say this is a team effort, without all our sponsors none of this would be possible," Bogucki said. "SawBlade is an incredible sponsor and friend to our team and I hope to continue our relationship next season. Scottie and the Dissolvalloy team, you are my USA family. Lee from Ostrich Race Engines is the best in the business and an incredible friend. All of my crew and sponsors have no idea what you mean to me. Thank you for believing in this little team and backing the kid from Australia."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension; Porker Transport, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Hill Battles Challenging Track Position and Track Surface During ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2019) - Poor track position and a challenging track surface hindered Alex Hill during her final two races of the year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Thursday and Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"My crew gave me a good car both nights," she said. "We haven't drawn well lately and that continued at Texas. With ASCS you need to pass cars in your heat race when you don't draw well. Unfortunately, the track was really difficult to pass on both nights."

Hill started seventh in her heat race on Thursday during the opening round of the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

"I got into the grease on the start and fell back to eighth," she said. "Then I was able to pass a couple of cars and finish sixth. Dropping back on the start really hurt us."

Hill rolled off 10th in her qualifier.

"I had a really good start in the qualifier and moved up several spots," she said. "But then a car spun in front of me. I had to get on the brakes hard and that pushed me up the track and I almost flipped. I finished the race 10th with a bent axle. My guys replaced the axle before the B Main, but then we had a part failure with the brakes so we couldn't do much there and finished seventh."

Friday's results were similar to Thursday's for Hill.

"I started fifth in my heat, but spun the tires on the start and ended up finishing sixth," she said. "I had a good car, but the mistake at the start was on me."

As the night before, Hill started last in her qualifier.

"I just wasn't able to do much," she said. "Once the cars got strung out it was really difficult to pass. I also made some driving errors on things I need to work on."

Her season ended with an eighth-place finish in a B Main after starting seventh.

"Once again, there was very little passing with everyone running the fast line around the top," she said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 10 (10); B Main: 7 (7).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 10 (10); B Main: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

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


 

Starks Heading to North Carolina for World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Trey Starks ventures to North Carolina this week for the Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver is slated to invade the oval Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event that features qualifying for both the Friday and Saturday program on Thursday evening.

"We're excited to get back to North Carolina," Starks said. "That is where (team co-owner) Jeff (McCall) lives and we don't get to race there very often so we always look forward to it."

Starks has a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the track in 2016. He has also led laps during the World Finals and set quick time during qualifying in 2017.

"We've run pretty well there throughout the years," he said. "We definitely have confidence rolling through the gates. It helps that we've been to Victory Lane and led laps during a World of Outlaws feature. The key is to get qualified up front and then focus on taking advantage of track position."

His best World of Outlaws result at the track was a 12th-place showing in 2017.

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."

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

 

COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (November 5, 2019).........Tyler Courtney's 2019 USAC season has been a memorable one on numerous fronts, not the least is the number of wins he's collected as the tour moves into November and the final month of the racing year.

Entering this week's Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 7-8-9, Courtney has already garnered 16 total USAC National feature victories - once in Silver Crown, seven times in the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and eight instances in the seat of a NOS Energy Drink National Midget.

Courtney's total, thus far, has placed him in the upper echelon of USAC's greatest individual seasons. And, with that, 11 National events (6 Midget, 5 Sprint) over the next handful of weeks remain, providing him an opportunity to chase down J.J. Yeley's record of 23 National wins in 2003 if he catches figurative fire and blitzes through the month.

The Indianapolis, Ind. native's 16 wins ranks as the eighth most prolific season, in terms of victories, the series has ever seen, equaling the defending AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion with Rich Vogler's 11 Midget and 5 Sprint win campaign of 1978.

Additionally, Courtney became just the fifth driver to win at least 15 USAC National races and win in at least three National divisions in a single season, joining A.J. Foyt (1961-64), Parnelli Jones (1964), Jay Drake (2000) and Yeley (2003).

Courtney remains the lone driver to pick up wins in all three USAC National divisions in 2019 with an historic victory during May's Hoosier Hundred in Silver Crown competition, plus Midget wins twice in Ocala, Fla., and once each at Kokomo, Ind., Granite City, Ill., Bloomington, Ind., Fairbury, Neb., Ohio's Eldora Speedway and at Haubstadt, Ind. Plus, he tallied sprint scores thrice at Eldora, and singularly at Port Royal, Pa., Plymouth, Ind., Terre Haute, Ind. and Kokomo, Ind.

Up next for him to tackle are the Nov. 7-8-9 Oval Nationals at Perris with the Sprint Car, then doubling in both the midget and sprint for two-straight nights at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley for the 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Nov. 15-16, which concludes the sprint season where he enters trailing point leader C.J. Leary by 47 points.

Following that, it's all about California sunshine and midget racing as the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 commences on Nov. 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway, followed by a stop at Bakersfield Speedway for the November Classic on Nov. 23 and the midget season closer, Nov. 28, for the 79th edition of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.

MOST USAC NATIONAL WINS IN A SINGLE SEASON:

2003: J.J. Yeley
(23 National / 24 Total)
4 Silver Crown, 13 National Sprint & 6 National Midget

1961: A.J. Foyt
(19 National / 19 Total)
4 Championship Car, 6 National Sprint & 9 National Midget

1964: A.J. Foyt
(18 National / 18 Total)
10 Championship Car, 5 National Sprint & 3 Stock

1964: Parnelli Jones
(18 National / 18 Total)
2 Championship Cars, 8 Stock, 1 National Sprint & 7 National Midget

2000: Jay Drake
(17 National / 19 Total)
1 Silver Crown, 10 National Sprint & 6 National Midget

1988: Rich Vogler
(17 National / 18 Total)
16 National Midget & 1 National Sprint

1967: Mel Kenyon
(17 National / 17 Total)
17 National Midget

1978: Rich Vogler
(16 National / 16 Total)
11 National Midget & 5 National Sprint

2019: Tyler Courtney
(16 National / 16 Total)
1 Silver Crown, 7 National Sprint & 8 National Midget

 

 

Kerry Madsen Eyeing Strong Outing During Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 5, 2019) - The season is down to the final weekend for Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen.

The KI Crossbows sponsored racer heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., this Thursday through Saturday for the Can-Am World Finals.

"I'm pretty excited," Madsen said. "The curtain is getting dropped on the season, but we've had a good direction the last few weeks. Hopefully we can use this as a platform to spring into 2020."

Madsen earned career-best fourth-place results during both nights of the World Finals in 2017. He has 10 career top 10s during World of Outlaws starts at the oval.

"Being in position is key and just driving a smart race," he said. "Usually the last half of the race the lines change so being in a good position is important."

Madsen enters this weekend with five top fives and 13 top 10s during Outlaws events this year. He is locked into being the top-finishing driver in the World of Outlaws championship standings who isn't a full-time competitor.

"With the changes early in the year we got behind and didn't get in front," he said. "We had some great runs, but we underachieved. I feel the steps we've taken at the end of the year will pay off next year."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 27 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Giovanni Scelzi Seeking Continued Success During Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is heading to one of his most successful tracks this week as he and car owner Bernie Stuebgen venture to The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The duo has captured a win and three top fives in four starts during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition at the oval in Concord, N.C.

"The last couple of years of going to new tracks with tough competition you have to be comfortable right away," Scelzi said. "We've consistently qualified good and had good runs. It's always fun to go somewhere where you've had success. It brings the confidence level up."

Scelzi posted a 15th-place outing during his debut at the track before he charged from 11th to fifth on the final night of the World Finals last year. He followed that performance by winning the opening night of the Patriot Nationals in May and overcoming a late caution by rallying from the back to fifth the following night.

"The last race it took rubber and everybody blew tires," he said. "It was a unique race. I don't think we'll have to deal with rubber this weekend. I'm looking forward to a good race track at a good facility."

Scelzi has already had a career-best year during limited World of Outlaws starts. In addition to the victory - the second of his career with the series - Scelzi has five top fives and a dozen top 10s. That's the most he has recorded in both categories.

"Our performance has been good this year," he said. "I've hopped in a few different rides and we've had a good year. All around I'm happy with how the year has gone. To end on a high note would be great. It brings you into the offseason and the next year a lot happier."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 21 top fives, 35 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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Michael enjoys visit to Texas Motor Speedway, looks ahead to 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (November 4, 2019) – Despite his overall weekend results lacking an A-main appearance, T.J. Michael’s visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the annual Texas Sprint Car Nationals on October 31 & November 1 proved to be a worthwhile experience, ultimately facing-off against a star-studded field of sprint car racing talent comprised of 360 hotshots, as well as 410 aces.

Not only did Michael have the opportunity to compete against some of the best sprint car drivers in the world, he did so in front of a very familiar crowd.

“It definitely feels great to be back in Texas,” T.J. Michael said, a Plano, Texas-native who spends the majority of his racing calendar planted in Fremont, Ohio. “As you can imagine, having a race team headquartered in Ohio doesn’t leave a lot of opportunities to race in Texas, so when this event popped up on the schedule, we knew we were all in. Having the opportunity to race in front of my hometown friends and family creates a feeling like nothing else. Also, a number of our partners are from Texas, so that gave us the chance to promote their services in front of a more local audience.”

The pair of ASCS National Tour starts resulted in a pair of B-main appearances for Michael; he finished fifth during B-main competition on both nights. Forty cars were on hand for the Texas Sprint Car Nationals opener on Thursday, October 31, followed by a field of 39 for the finale on Friday, November 1.

The event was held in conjunction with the NASCAR visit to Texas Motor Speedway.

With Michael’s 2019 schedule now complete, the ‘Texas Traveler’ will begin the tedious process of rebuilding for 2020. As years prior, Michael will build his schedule as others become available, eventually unveiling his plans after the new year.

“We’ll take our time and get everything ready for next season,” Michael added. “Hopefully we have the opportunity to begin our year with some racing in the South. Only time will tell.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on June 28. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29. Rallied from 13th to finish seventh at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 5. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during action at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway on July 12 & 13: eighth at Attica and third from tenth at Wayne County. Finished sixth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 26. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Earned first-ever victory during Waynesfield Raceway Park start on Friday, August 2; win worth $5,000. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 3. Hard Charged to a sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park on August 16. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park on August 23. Rebounded from tail to finish third at Wayne County Speedway on August 24. Finished fourth during FAST Series action at Gas City on August 30. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Fremont Speedway start on Saturday, September 14. Finished fourth during OVSCA event at Wayne County Speedway on September 21.

2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

 

 

FACTS ON THE 24TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS

(Perris, CA, November 4, 2019)

Facts on the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 6. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars and the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars.
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 4:00 PM Saturday with racing at 7:10.
PURSE: $93,820.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $7,500.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
GRAND MARSHAL: Moose Racing Owners Tom and Lauri Sertich
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: www.tix.com. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 42 cars from nine states have pre-entered (complete entry list below).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama
PAST CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO ENTER: Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010) and Bud Kaeding (2001, 2002, 2007). Complete list of past winners below.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Saturday on the front straightaway.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night. Campgrounds opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/index.html
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ Mike Martin

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

42X Jason McDougal Tulsa, OK Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Tony Stewart earns podium during Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 31 & November 1 Event: Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS National Tour) Track: Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track (Fort Worth, Texas) Tony Stewart Finishes (Start): Thursday: B-Main/Did Not Start Friday: A-Main 3rd (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 4, 2019) - Although his Thursday night visit to Texas Motor Speedway ended short of main event competition, forced to retire during A-main qualifier action after a front wheel came apart from the car, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing persevered in a big way and rallied to finish on the podium the following evening.

Stewart was winning his respective A-main qualifier when the front-end trouble occurred.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, went on to finish third during the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale on Friday, November 1; he started in the exact same position.

Despite finishing two spots shy of the ultimate goal, Stewart was in a position to capitalize the entire distance, actually leading laps 20-22 before losing command to eventual winner, Scott Bogucki, on lap 23.

Sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Smoke kicked-off Friday evening with a third place finish during his respective heat race, followed by a victory during the evening’s second A-main qualifier.

“It was great to get back to Texas,” Tony Stewart noted, a ten-time sprint car winner in 2019 who was also inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during the recent weekend. “I think we had the speed necessary to be competitive on Thursday, but mechanical issues happen. Lucky for me, I have a team that never gives up. We were able to pick up right where we left off.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for any updates regarding Smoke’s sprint car agenda.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart.

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019) Total Races: 65 Total Wins: 10 Total Top-5s: 29 Total Top-10s: 37

 

 

Rico Abreu caps 2019 sprint car season with Tribute to Gary Patterson/SCCT victory at Stockton

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd Event: Tribute to Gary Patterson Series: Open, Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: [Open 360] DNF Saturday: [SCCT 360] 1st (1st) Saturday: [KWS-NARC 410] 8th (7th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 4, 2019) - Although his winning streak was ultimately forced to end at six after brake issues during open 360 sprint car action at Stockton Dirt Track on November 1 cut all hope for a seventh straight trip to victory lane, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu did not allow the momentum shift to slow down his winning potential, eventually capping his two-day stint in Stockton with a Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) triumph during the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday, November 2.

The $7,000 victory, Abreu’s second of the 2019 season with the 360 sprint car series, was accomplished in convincing fashion, eventually holding off fellow California-native, Shane Golobic, during the closing circuits. Abreu, who will officially close out his 2019 sprint car season with 13 victories, now owns five Tribute to Gary Patterson trophies.

In addition to his SCCT win, Abreu finished eighth during the King of the West-NARC portion of the Gary Patterson program, kicking things off with a fourth place performance during heat race action.

“It was another great weekend for our team. I think we left a little bit on the table during the King of the West race at Stockton, but we had things right where they needed to be for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion. I owe that all to my team. Things have been clicking and I’m more than proud of their efforts,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Gold State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “We are already looking ahead to next year. Hopefully we can keep this momentum flowing until our next start in a sprint car.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming schedule remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to check-in periodically via social media for further updates regarding Rico Abreu’s 2020 plans.

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

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shoprico.com.

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019) Total Races: 76 Total Wins: 13 Total Top-5s: 31 Total Top-10s: 55 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Cody Spencer Dominant at Stockton Dirt Track as Series Heads to Marysville Raceway Saturday to Close 2019 Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Friday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, it was all about Cody Spencer, as he put up a very strong showing en route to his first Joe Hunt Magnetos Series feature event on the season.

Turning in a masterful performance, Spencer was very strong in Friday night’s feature event as would find himself battling up front with Nick Robfogel.

While much of the focus was on the battle up front, point leader, Jake Morgan was making big time moves from his 14th starting position as had reached the Top-5 in just five laps as he would battle with the likes of DJ Johnson and Terry Schank Jr.

As the laps clicked off, Morgan would move into third and close in on the lead duo of Spencer and Robfogel. With Robfogel getting on the back stretch just enough to give Morgan an opening, Morgan would shoot the gap on the 18th lap but they would touch in three and four and it would result in right front damage on Morgan’s machine.

With Morgan slowing, Braidon Moniz had nowhere to go and caught Morgan’s left rear and tipped his car over. He would luckily be uninjured. Also during the stoppage, Robfogel would have issues and head to the work area moving DJ Johnson up to second with Terry Schank now moving into third.

The final stanza saw Spencer again leave the field in his wake as he would not be denied on this night grabbing the win over DJ Johnson, Terry Schank, Jarrett Soares and Boy Moniz rounding out the Top-5.

DJ Johnson got the night started off by besting the 19 car field in time trials as he earned Quick Time Energy Fast Qualifier Honors.

The three heat race winners were Cody Spencer winning Benic Enterprise Heat Race No. 1, Angelique Bell winning Brow and Miller Heat Race No. 2, and Nick Robfogel winning King Racing Products Heat Race No. 3.

Josh Young finished in the 15th position and took home the BR Motorsports award, and Jarrett Soares was the Santomauro Racing Hard Charger recipient.

The attention now turns to Maryville Raceway this Saturday night as the Hunt Series is slated for one final race in 2019. Despite having a tough night at Stockton Dirt Track, Jake Morgan will look to cap off a very good season with the series championship.

For information on start times and ticket prices, please click over to www.marysvilleraceway.com.

2019 Schedule

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: Saturday night we will close our 2019 season out at Marysville Raceway for the Tribute to Al Hinds.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track), Cody Spencer (November 1st, Stockton Dirt Track)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

Croft Closes Season With a Trio of Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work for one final weekend of racing in 2019, Willie Croft would put together quite the weekend as he ran fourth in open competition on Friday night before picking up a 5th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and a 2nd place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track.

“It was a great weekend for our team, and a great way for us to close out our season,” Willie Croft said “It was a busy weekend and it kept us on our toes, but my guys did a great job and our results show.”

Friday night a hooked up and hauling racing surface saw Croft battle up front all race long. Battling with the likes of Mitchell Faccinto, Justyn Cox, and Jason Solwold, Croft would cap the opener off with a fourth place finish.

Looking to better himself on Saturday night during the finale for both the SCCT and the KWS, Croft would continue to flex his muscles as he was the fast qualifier in 360 action and 4th quickest with the King of the West Series.

Lining up fourth in both heat races, Croft would pick up a couple of positions in his SCCT heat and finish second, as heat races would get strung out in 410 action as he finished fourth.

Safely in both series’ final feature events of the year, Croft would take the green flag from the front row alongside Rico Abreu with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

On a track that was continuing to slick up, Croft would slip back to third when the race came to life as Ryan Robinson was able to get by him. Battling with the likes of Colby Copeland and then Shane Golobic, Croft would continue to run well as he remained in the Top-5.

As the action heated up, Croft would continue to stay strong in the slick as he held on to finish fifth as Ed Entz displayed the final SCCT checkered flag of the season.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position in KWS action, Croft would have his work cut out for himself with pre race track work making for a fast surface in the early goings of the feature event.

With passing tough for some, Croft would nail the start as he quickly jumped up into the fourth spot before dipping up DJ Netto to take over the third position.

Able to dispose of Craig Stidham and take over second, Croft would look to close in on Golobic who had built up quite a large gap over the field.

Unable to get to Golobic despite a couple of late restarts, Croft would keep his grasp on the second position as the weekend came to a close.

“Big thanks to all of the guys who work on these cars,” Willie Croft said. “We were fast all night, and it really made for a fun weekend. Great to come away with three Top-5’s.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-56, Wins-0, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Willie Croft’s 2019 season has come to a conclusion.

C&M Motorsports will also be back in action at the Trophy Cup this weekend as Arkansas resident, Tim Crawley will handle the driving duties.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Tribute to GP Opener Before Engine Issues Sideline Him Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Closing his 2019 season out over the weekend at Stockton Dirt Track with Doug Rutz, Justyn Cox would pick up a second place finish on Friday night, before engine issues derailed him on Saturday night as he again was putting another very good night together.

“Friday night was really good,” Justyn Cox said. “We had a really smooth, trouble free night and we were really good. Shane Golobic was simply better and really was the class of the field.”

Timing the Rutz Racing No. 8R machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would race his way to a third place finish in heat race competition.

Earning a spot in the Dash, the Clarksburg, CA driver would pick up a third place finish and line up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event. Settling into third in the early going of the feature event, Cox set his sights on second running Shane Golobic and early leader Mitchell Faccinto.

On the hooked up and hauling Stockton Dirt Track surface, lap traffic came into the equation quick and it allowed for the top three to close in amongst each other.

Able to get into second just before the race’s halfway point, Cox would then have the daunting task of chasing after Golobic who was setting a torrid pace out front.

Closing in on Golobic at times during the closing laps of the feature, Cox would have nothing for the leader as he would take his second place finish on Friday night and turn his attention to Saturday’s SCCT finale.

Continuing to have speed in the Rutz Racing entry, Cox would get off to a nice start on Saturday night and earn quick time honors in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would finish in the fourth position and it would be good enough to earn a spot in the Dash, but things would not go as planned.

Noticing something amiss under the hood of his car at the conclusion of the heat, the Rutz team would go to work in the pits looking to find the issue and make repairs. Unfortunately the issue would be terminal and the night would come to an end for Cox and company.

“Saturday night we had another really good night going, but issues ended our night after our heat,” Cox said. “Doug Rutz and Jim Richmond did so much for me this year as well as Rodney Tiner, Jr. I can’t thank all these guys enough for what they did me this yea; we had a ton of fun.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-51, Wins-5, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2019 season.

 

 

Carson Macedo 2nd and 6th with Tarlton Motorsports at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the rigorous World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Schedule gave drivers and teams one last off weekend before the upcoming World Finals, Carson Macedo was having none of it as he headed back to his native California and picked up second and sixth place finishes with Tarlton Motorsports in Stockton, CA.

“It is always great to get home, and get back to where all of this started,” Carson Macedo said. “Big thanks to the Tarlton family for giving me the chance to get another couple of races in, it really is a blast racing with Paul, Tyrone, and the Tarlton family.”

Despite some issues arising throughout the night in both the 360 and 410 car, Macedo was still able to put on a show and thrill the fans he once raced in front of on a weekly basis.

After timing the 360 in fourth fastest aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed entry, Macedo would finish second in his heat race and line up 11thin the feature event.

Showing some serious veteran savvy at the Stockton Dirt Track, Macedo was able to carve his way through the field as he would his way up into a spot on the podium.

Working into third, Macedo would try and track down the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Rico Abreu, but just didn’t have enough laps to do so as he capped a great charge to finish third.

Getting off to an auspicious start with the KWS, Macedo would end up timing in 14thfastest in time trials.

Able to fix what ailed them in qualifications, Macedo was simply on a terror in his heat race. Going wherever he needed to go, Macedo would thrill the crowd as a last lap pass would net him the win.

With points qualifying drivers for the KWS Dash, Macedo would find himself on the outside looking in with his qualifying effort and would grid the field from the 14thstarting position.

Some pre race track work made the opening portion of the race pretty single file, but as it started to blow off, Macedo was able to work through the fray. With passing in the KWS feature at a premium for the most part, the Lemoore, CA driver would still pick up some positions as he closed his night out with a sixth place finish.

“We had some little things really set us back throughout the night, but it is part of racing,” Macedo said. “Still, had a blast racing with these guys, and looking forward to getting back out and running the new Tarlton Motorsports midget in a few weeks.”

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

ON TAP:Tarlton Motorsports will return to action at Arizona Speedway November 15thand 16thwith the USAC National Midget Series as Carson Macedo will pilot a new Tarlton Motorsports midget.

 

 

Netto Rebounds To Finish 12th with C&M Motorsports During SCCT Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his second start of the season aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7C, DJ Netto would overcome a mid-race pile up and come away with a 12th place finish during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale.

“We did get timed in to well, but we got better and better as the night went on,” DJ Netto said. “I have to thank Cody and Mandi for another chance to driver their car, I wish we wouldn’t have gotten collected in the restart tangle because we were pretty fast.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Alturas Tire entry in sixth fastest in time trials, Netto would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Battling with the likes of Justyn Cox and Andy Forsberg in heat race competition, Netto would finish in the fifth position, and that would be good enough to transfer him into the 30-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale.

Lining up 20th on the starting grid, Netto would start his charge forward on the slick racing surface, until a yellow flag on the 11th lap bunched the field back up.

The ensuing restart was extremely ragged, and it resulted in three cars getting stacked up and one of those was in fact Netto in the C&M Motorsports machine.

Getting pushed back to the work area, the C&M Motorsports would check out the No. 7c machine before Netto made the call to restart from the tail end of the field.

From the back, Netto was able to pick up quite a few positions over the last half of the race as the track continued to slick off lap after lap. Rebounding well, Netto would make his way to the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

“Just some unfortunate circumstances on that one restart,” Netto said. “Still had a ton of fun racing with the C&M Motorsports team, and can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to run for them again.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team has wrapped up their 2019 season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-22.

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

 

 

Forsberg and F&F Racing Cap 2019 Season with 11th Place Finish at The Tribute to GP

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the F&F Racing No. x1 machine after Paul McMahan handled the driving duties at Trophy Cup, Andy Forsberg closed out the season for the team in Stockton, CA by picking up an 11th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“We had a really good car all night long, and I just complete whiffed on a restart and we slipped back to finish 11th,” Andy Forsberg said. “The car and the team were really good, I was not.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, the Auburn, CA driver would finish third in his heat race as he chased Colby Copeland and Carson Macedo across the stripe.

By way of his third place finish, Forsberg would transfer directly into the 30-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 13th starting position.

From the seventh row, Forsberg would make some swift moves around the Stockton Dirt Track as he quickly jumped into the Top-10 and continued to look for more. Abel to fight his way forward up to sixth, a restart would not go well for Forsberg.

When the race came back to life, Forsberg would miss his line getting into three, and it would result in him losing a handful of positions. Falling out of the Top-10, Forsberg would slip all the way back to 11th.

With not much time to make up his lost ground, the Auburn, CA driver would cap his night with an 11th place finish as he closed out F&F Racing’s 2019 season.

“It wasn’t quite how we had hoped to end our season, but looking back it was really a great year,” Forsberg said. “Winning another championship, and quite a few races, I’d say it was a fun year, and thanks to all of these guys for all of their hard work.”

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

ON TAP: F&F Racing has ended their 2019 season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-8, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Nets Top Five During KWS-NARC Season Finale to Finish Third in Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi finished third in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings after recording a top-five run last Saturday during the season finale hosted by Stockton Dirt Track.

"We didn't lose the championship on Saturday," he said. "We lost it throughout the year. It's unfortunate, but at the end of the day it's the results that we earned.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and the whole Roth Motorsports team for the opportunity. Also, thank you to Scotty Martin. We've won seven races together this year, six last year and three the year before."

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest to kick off the action on Saturday. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the dash to garner the fourth starting position for the A Main.

"In hot laps I think we were a little snug," he said. "We were even tighter in qualifying and didn't get the laps we needed. That put us further behind the eight ball. We made progress in the heat and dash. They watered the track before the main event. There was standing water on the track when they threw the green flag. We fell back to seventh or eighth and got back to fifth."

Scelzi rebounded from the tough start to rally back into the top five and finish fifth. It marked his 28th top five of the season.

Scelzi also competed at the oval on Friday, timing in 17th quickest, placing fifth in a heat race and exiting the track early during the main event.

"That was a different car than our 410 car and we had some mechanical issues," he said. "In the heat race we ran fifth, which started me 16 th in the feature. I was running around 15th and there was no passing. The track was wide open around the bottom. It wasn't worth tearing up our equipment so I pulled off about 10 laps in."

Scelzi is heading east this week to tackle the Can-Am World Finals Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. He nearly recorded a top 10 during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event last year and was on pace to garner a top five at the track earlier this year, but a tire problem hampered his result both times.

"I'm looking forward to ending the Outlaws season in Charlotte," he said. "We had a good run going last year and at the Patriot Nationals this year before we blew a tire. I'm hoping we can have similar speed, but with better luck."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 1 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 20 (16).

Nov. 2 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

79 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals 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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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Whipple Superchargers has become one of the most respected aftermarket supercharger companies and the choice of Ford and General Motors for their aftermarket needs. Whipple currently leads development and is the only US based manufacturer of the twin-screw supercharger. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

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

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

 

 

Shaffer Added to Sides Motorsports Roster for Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2019) - Sides Motorsports will feature the duo of team owner Jason Sides and fellow veteran racer Tim Shaffer this week as the season concludes at the Can-Am World Finals.

Both drivers will invade The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spectacle.

"Every year by this time you're glad for it to be over, but in a couple weeks you're chomping at the bit to go racing again," Sides quipped. "This has been a different year because we have a week off before Charlotte. It's been good to be home for a week to get everything ready to go."

Sides charged from 15th to eighth at the oval earlier this season during his most recent visit. His career-best outing is a runner-up result, occurring in 2013 and in 2009. He has five top fives and 16 top 10s at the track since 2007.

Shaffer produced a pair of top fives during last year's edition of the Can-Am World Finals.

"It's gotten a lot easier," Sides said of running two cars. "When it first started it was a little tough. Now we have it down to where we know what we need to do. Gravy has been doing great getting everything ready for both cars.

"The key is being prepared when you get there. Qualifying for two days on Thursday is tough. You really have to get qualified good. You have to have all your ducks in a row from the start."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

104 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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

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

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Excited for Opportunity at World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 4, 2019) - Sammy Swindell is making his debut behind the wheel of the Trey Hoddick owned No. 1 sprint car this Thursday through Saturday during the Can-Am World Finals.

Swindell recently flew to New York to help prepare the car prior to the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event, which is held at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"We fired the car and only have a couple of things to finish and it's pretty much done," he said. "I've been through every bit of it. They've done a real good job. I think we're as good as we can be on most everything. Obviously I haven't run this motor. Sometimes it takes a few races to really hit the sweet spot with the motor, the car, the whole deal. We have a pretty good shot."

Swindell captured the inaugural World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.

Swindell is fresh off making his debut for Jared Sewell during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals, which was hosted by Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track last week.

"It went pretty smooth," Swindell said. "There were some things that I do that's a little different. It's a standard deal for going to a new car and making all the little, tiny adjustments for me.

"We definitely got better the second night, but we had time to go over more things. The first night was putting the seat in, getting the pedals and steering wheel where I wanted it to be. The second night we were able to go through the rest of the car."

Swindell won a heat race, placed eighth in a qualifier and claimed a B Main before he pulled off the track early during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event last Thursday.

"The track got to where they ran right around the bottom," he said. "There wasn't any passing going on and we had an issue with the power steering pump so I thought it was best to pull in and save it for the next night."

Friday was a more efficient night for Swindell, who advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race and from third to second in a qualifier to rank fourth in points. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The track was steadily changing and we were trying to figure out a way to go with that," he said. "I feel like we missed the first part of the race, but the last part we were really quick. In the meantime on some of the restarts it got a bit crazy running the top and guys would slide you. A couple of times I got caught out with other people going different directions and getting crammed up and someone from behind would get by. The last eight or 10 laps I thought we were one of the better cars, but I had to come from around eighth by then. I think if they didn't have the yellow at the end we would have got two more spots to finish fourth. Guys started running everywhere and there was some blocking going on during that last restart."

Swindell's sixth-place finish marked his fourth top 10 in six career 360ci winged sprint car starts at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (17).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

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

 

 

Tiner Hirst Enterprise and Kyle Hirst Claim SCCT Title with 8th Place Finish on Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Embarking on the 2019 season with no plans to compete for points anywhere and simply race to promote the new Tiner Hirst Enterprise Speed Shop, Steven Tiner and Kyle Hirst ended up chasing points with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and when the curtain closed on season Saturday night, Hirst emerged as the only driver ever to win the Championship with the series as he captured it for the third consecutive season.

“We actually ran the first three Sprint Car Challenge Tour events, and looked at the schedule and figured we had a couple more to hit. At that point we decided to just go for it since we were going to run nearly half of it with the way we had laid it out,” Kyle Hirst said. “It paid off for us, and to win this deal for THE is pretty cool, and to win it with so many friends and family helping out just makes it all that much more special.”

Enduring damage during the most recent SCCT event, the points tightened up dramatically heading into the season finale between Hirst, Sean Becker, and Tim Kaeding.

With the advantage heading into the night, Hirst simply focused on keeping his nose clean and keeping his competitors close to him.

Timing the Tiner Hirst Enterprise No. 94 machine in fifth fastest in time trials, Hirst would finish 4th and be the only title contender to transfer directly into the main event.

Lining up back in the 16th position, Hirst would need to simply finish eighth to clinch the title and not worry about Becker who came into the feature 15 points behind him.

On the slick racing surface, Hirst wasn’t able to make the moves that he had hoped for, but he made the moves that he needed to make as he inched his way closer and closer to that magic number position.

Getting inside the Top-10, Hirst would soon find himself in eight and well on his way to his third consecutive SCCT title.

When the race came to a close, it was official, Hirst would remain the series’ only driver champion, and THE was crowned owner champions in their first year of existence.

“Just a cool deal to pull this off,” Hirst said. “Racing and working with one of my best friends in Steven Tiner, has been so great, and it really has been a fun year from start to finish. There are a ton of people to thank, and we truly couldn’t do it without them all.

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, K1, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Viking Engineering, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: The 2019 season has concluded for THE and Kyle Hirst.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Eliason Eyes Classic Redemption in Latest Batch of Entries

American Cory Eliason is the first American to commit to contesting the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Eliason who will drive for the powerful Diamond Bay Motorsport Team, will be joined in the field by 2019 Classic finalist Jordyn Charge and another Victorian, Robert Nicholas.

For the Diamond Bay Motorsport Team their dream Classic looked like becoming reality until their Hired-Gun Cory Eliason, was left with no-where to go, before collecting a stranded car in the midst of turn one and two, while holding a commanding lead during the 2019 Sunday night Classic finale.

The history books will credit Eliason with a 23rd place finish, collecting the Thomo’s Race Graphix Hard Luck Award for his efforts, but his weekend was so much better than that.

Quick Time in his Qualifying Group on the Opening Night of Competition with a pass of 10.244 seconds, followed up by a heat win that sounded an ominous warning to all and sundry that Eliason and his team meant business!

The second round of heats, with a full inversion saw Eliason advance from the depths of the pack to emerge with another healthy points haul, finishing fifth to lock in an A-Main start on his qualifying night, where he would finish fourth to set up his final night of competition.

A further third place finish in his final heat of the weekend, ensured Eliason would be a dominant force come feature time, he was while on-track…. The rest they say is history and 2020 may just be the Tour of Redemption that he and his West Australian based team are striving for.

Having qualified for three successive A-Mains at the Classic, two of which were for South Australia’s Adam Currie as a virtual new comer to Australia, before catching the eye of Stephen Stahy, Eliason is a Class Act, a fact that is solidified even further when looking at his results from his past US season.

Throughout 2019 Eliason concentrated predominantly on the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour where he recorded wins at Virginia Motor Speedway and I96 Speedway at Lake Odessa as a part of an All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour that garnished Eliason 14 Top 5 results from 30 Top 10 finishes, trailing only the runaway success story of 2019 Aaron Reutzel and the evergreen Dale Blaney in series points.

His 2019 Knoxville Nationals netted him a 13th place finish, having recorded a fourth place run on his qualifying night, while campaigning for the highly professional Rudeen Racing Team.

Eliason also performed strongly during the 360 Knoxville Nationals where he finished 7th on the final night.

With Eliason again set to arrive in Australia ahead of the Classic, he will have settled nicely into the teams Maxwill Race Engines powered Maxim, with all eyes being on delivering a strong result for the team’s partners Diamond Bay Motorsport, Devil Race Karts, Burris Speedway Kart Tires, Auto Panel & Paint, JP Signs, Diamond Bay Enterprises and Maxwill Race Engines.

Charge performed extremely well throughout his 2019 Classic campaign and has been an extremely consistent performer over the past couple of seasons particularly in the Eureka Sprintcar Series.

His 2019 Classic was highlighted by his amazing A-Main run, that saw him transfer from the B-Main to start 24th in the 40-lap feature. From here the Victorian Young Gun displayed maturity beyond his years to move forward from position 24 to an eventual 12th place finish, thus collecting the Keyboard Racer Sponsored Hard Charger Award.

For 2020, Charge will again be at the wheel of the immaculate V60 Mopar powered Triple X with strong support from Western Nissan, Western Highway Honda, Mr Electric, Will’s Autos, Trev’s Removalists & Cleaning Services, A+ Powdercoating, Reed Signs, Ultimate Car Wraps, Adam Brand, MPP Panels and Australian Racing Products.

Victorian Robert Nicholas, driver of the R.A Nicholas Earthmoving backed VA51 entry has also thrown his hat into the ring for Australia’s biggest weekend of Sprintcar Racing.

Nicholas didn’t contest the 2019 Classic and will continue to ply his craft ahead of the 2020 Classic with the Eureka Sprintcar Series ranks, while continuing to seek additional corporate support for his Classic tilt.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Major online apparel launch and sales schedule unveiled for Rico Abreu fans

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 1, 2019) - Although his sprint car season will not officially come to an end until the events at Stockton Dirt Track on November 1 & 2 are complete, the 2019 season has proved to be a success story for Rico Abreu Racing, and in light of their successes, Rico Abreu has something special in store for his fans this holiday season.

"We have been looking forward to this for a long time," Rico Abreu said. "Our racing schedule slows down this time of year which gives us a great opportunity to really engage with our fans. Our fans are the most important part of our race team. I’m excited for everyone to see what we have in store.”

Activating with the month of November, a weekly unveiling will take place with a new product being launched and made available for purchase every Wednesday beginning November 6.

Following the four consecutive Wednesday launches during the month of November (November 6, 13, 20 & 27), Rico Abreu will host a Black Friday sale on Friday, November 29.

Following Black Friday will be Rico Abreu’s 12 Days of Christmas; a 12-day, online special beginning Sunday, December 1, in which all online orders will be accompanied by a free gift on behalf of Rico Abreu. More information regarding the 12 Days of Christmas will be posted at a later date.

Have no fear, fans who purchase items during the 12 Days of Christmas (December 1-12) and prior will have their items delivered in more than enough time to make it under the Christmas tree.

New Year’s Day will also hold something special for Rico Abreu fans, as ‘Chili Bowl Month’ will officially activate coinciding with another Rico Abreu apparel launch.

All online specials and promotions will be conducted through Rico Abreu’s official online store, www.shoprico.com. Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks, for continuing updates regarding the November, December and January sales plans: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/.


 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson Claims Midget Race in California

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Chase Johnson was the lone feature winner for Team ILP last weekend.

Johnson scored his first career USAC Western States midget event on Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. It marked his third career midget triumph and second of the season.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Scott Bogucki - 2 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Generate More Than 65 Wins in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 1, 2019) - DHR Suspension clients have produced more than 65 feature triumphs this season, winning throughout the United States as well as in Australia.

It's been a successful summer and fall. Here are the most recent feature winners:

Mick D'Agostino won at Accord Speedway in Accord, N.Y., on June 21 and June 28.

Derek Hagar picked up a USCS Series weekend sweep at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21 and at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., the ensuing night.

T.J. Herrell was victorious on June 22 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Anthony Nicholson reached Victory Lane on June 29 at Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown, Ill.

Bentley Mendoza won at Hartsmill Highbanks in Trezevant, Tenn., on June 29.

Sheldon Haudenschild earned a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 5.

Hagar garnered a victory on July 5 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series. He won again on July 19 at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., and on July 27 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Wayne Johnson scored a win at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in a 360ci sprint car on July 5. He also captured a triumph on July 19 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and on July 24 at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

Jordon Mallett won an ASCS Frontier Region race at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6.

Ronnie Brown picked up a win on July 20 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Tim Crawley got the win at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on July 26, when D'Agostino was also victorious at Accord Speedway.

Terry Babb won at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., and Jamie Veal scored a victory at Northline Speedway in Darwin, Australia, on July 27.

Haudenschild earned another World of Outlaws triumph on Aug. 3 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

Johnson found his way to Victory Lane again at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Aug. 6.

Masa won on Aug. 16 in a go-cart at Eagles Nest Race Track in Horn Lake, Miss.

Eric Riggins produced a win at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 17, when Veal picked up another triumph at Northline Speedway and Eddie Gallagher, Lance O’Brien and Tyler Jones won at Riverside International Speedway.

Veal grabbed a third win at Northline Speedway on Aug. 22.

Gallagher and O'Brien both reached the Winner's Circle at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 31.

Hagar scored a USCS Series victory at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1.

Crawley and Dusty Young were victorious at Riverside International Speedway on Sept. 7.

Veal won at Toowoomba Speedway in Charlton, Aus., on Sept. 28. Additionally, Braden Jones garnered a 600ci micro sprint triumph at Riverside International Speedway and Hagar picked up a win at Jackson Motor Speedway that night.

Hagar won again on Oct. 4 at I-30 Speedway.

Veal earned a victory at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 19.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

November Features 29 Races in U.S. and New Zealand for Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2019) - A total of 29 different races in two countries will round out the current November schedule for Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers.

It begins on Friday when Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., hosts the first night of a two-day USCS Series doubleheader. The finale is Saturday for the 360ci winged sprint car series.

Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., showcases a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday with the finale featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Additionally, Friday marks the grand opening for Western Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. The oval also presents the North Island Sprint Car and Midget Championship on Nov. 30.

Auburndale Speedway in Winterhaven, Fla., features the $10,000-to-win Fall Jackpot 100 Super Late Models on Sunday.

Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., hosts the URC Big Track Classic on Nov. 8, the Wildcard Weekend Pre-Show on Nov. 9 and the Wildcard Weekend Hand 5 of the Poker Series on Nov. 10.

The USCS Series sprint cars visit Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., Nov. 8-9.

ASCS Southwest Region sprint cars invade Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., on Nov. 9. The track also hosts a handful of divisions for a tripleheader event Nov. 22-24.

Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., welcomes the Turkey Night doubleheader Nov. 15-16.

The USCS Series season finale is Nov. 15-16 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla.

The 6th annual Emil and Dale Reutimann Memorial Race, which pays $10,000 to win the UMP Modifieds division, is Nov. 22-23 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

The MED Motorsports Barn Burner is Nov. 23.

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., features the Harvest Hustle showcasing IMCA modifieds and IMCA sport mods among other divisions Nov. 29-30.

The Copper Classic featuring the ASCS Southwest Region invades Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., Nov. 29-30.

Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M., showcases a doubleheader Nov. 29-30.

VIP subscribers get access to all of these races for a low price. A VIP subscription is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Encore at Marysville Raceway with the Mel Hall Memorial

Marysville, CA (Oct 31, 2019) – Two popular dirt track racing series championships will be decided on November 9th at Marysville Raceway. The California Sprint Car Civil War Series and the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour both converge for one night only during the 20th edition of the Mel Hall Memorial. This Saturday night finale will feature the best of both worlds, as the top winged and non-wing sprint car drivers in Northern California are set to put on a show you don’t want to miss.

Pit gate opens at 3 PM. Front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM. Racing on track set for 6:30 PM. Adult general admission is $17.00. Seniors (62 +) and Juniors (12-15) ticket is $14.00. Military with proper ID is also just $14.00. Kids (6-11) are just $6.00. Children five and under are FREE. As always, parking at the venue is FREE.

The Mel Hall Memorial was originally scheduled to run on May 26th but was postponed because of rain. The race was then moved to November 9th and the Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprints were added to the show. “We couldn’t be more excited to host two of the premier racing divisions to close out our successful 2019 racing season,” said promoter Dennis Gage. “I want to thank John Prentice and Roger Gleason for allowing this show to materialize and getting to do an encore for our dedicated race teams and fans.”

The Civil War Series will see a jump in pay because of the generous donation from the Hall family. Each Civil War main event winner usually receives $2,500, but on November 9th, the 30-lap winner will receive $3,000. Other financial incentives will be released as the race gets closer.

Point leader Koen Shaw of Fresno is one of the many expected to try and tame the Action Track of the West. Shaw holds a 25-point edge over Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is a ten-time champion of the series and looks to get back into victory lane after winning the 25-lap Sprint Spooktacular on October 26th. Forsberg is also a Civil War main event winner this season. Shane Golobic, Justin Sanders and Billy Aton have also visited Civil War victory lane in 2019. Chico’s Michael Ing, Reno’s Mike Monahan and Yuba City’s Korey Lovell are all expected to sling the world-famous clay around the quarter-mile oval.

Jake Morgan has been the driver to beat in 2019 when it comes to Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car racing. Morgan has collected three wins in route to a 115-point edge over Scott Chapeta as the series roars into Stockton this weekend. Brian Sperry Racing sits in third, Cody Spencer 4th, and Shawn Jones in fifth after a tumultuous weekend back in August that saw him give up a ton of points after holding the lead earlier in the season.

For more information and rules please visit the website www.marysvilleraceway.com.

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Murray Bridge Hosts Wingless Series Round 1

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

This Saturday night will see the opening round of the South Australian State Series conducted at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway at Murray Bridge with a quality line-up of 31 drivers from across the State and Victoria set to fight it out. Already this season the Wingless Sprints have produced some first-class action during the Club Shows and with the first major event win up for grabs this weekend the competition is sure to step up another gear.

This Saturday night will be first of 2 rounds at Murray Bridge with further rounds to be conducted at the Tolmer Speedway at Bordertown, the Timmis Speedway at Mildura and the Sunline Speedway at Waikerie.

After winning the most recent feature event in fine style Brett Ireland will enter the series in great form and he will be hopingto be become the first driver to win two main events. The only other 2019/20 season main event winner in the field is Joel Heinrich, who has been extremely busy over the past couple weeks racing his Aussie Racing Car on the Gold Coast along with competing in his 410ci Sprintcar at the previous Murray Bridge meeting.

In addition to the two previous winners the nomination list includes several potential race victors including Anthony Tapley, Corey Hodgson and Jake Ashworth, all of whom have recorded at least podium result already in the new season.

After missing the early part of the season Matthew Kennedy is making a welcomed return to the class along with regular Sprintcar drivers Keke Falland and Cody Atkins. Both Falland and Atkins were standouts in the Wingless Sprints prior to moving into Sprintcars.

Other drivers to keep an eye on throughout the night will be Michael Ross, Normie Moore, Darryl Sloan, Brad Evans, Jack McCarthy, Mick Barker and impressive rookie Hayden Vickers.

The Victorian contingent is travelling from far and wide including drivers from Mildura, Bendigo and Hamilton. Mildura will be represented by Jason and Jordon Bolitho and Anthony and Melissa McMillian. The latter has been in pretty good form this season having stepped up her performance dramatically and can now be found racing towards to the front.

Jeremy Pearson and Reece Harris will be making their second appearance for the season at Murray Bridge while Aaron Kennett was a late nomination.

With the numbers exceeding 30 for the first time this season a Last Chance Qualifier will be required prior to the 25 Lap A-Main.

Wingless Sprints Nominations (31) – State Series Round 1 - S2 Jake Ashworth S3 Keke Falland S6 Michael Ross S7 Norm Moore S8 Darryl Sloan S9 Ben Harris S11 Normie Moore S15 Hayden Vickers S16 Joel Heinrich S21 Matthew Kennedy S22 Jamie Crafter S23 Jack McCarthy S27 Cory Hodgson S28 Renee Pestka S33 Brad Evans S37 Anthony McMillan VX40 Jeremy Pearson S41 Bronson Mauro VX41 Aaron Kennett S46 Mark Taylor S47 Anthony Tapley S50 Jordon Bolitho S52 Jason Bolitho S53 Nicole Southby S57 Patrick Monaghan S67 Cody Atkins S71 Brett Ireland S73 Melissa McMillan S77 Mick Barker V80 Reece Craig Harris S93 Latisha Helyar.

Release By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
For Wingless Sprints SA

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson Claims Midget Race in California

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Chase Johnson was the lone feature winner for Team ILP last weekend.

Johnson scored his first career USAC Western States midget event on Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. It marked his third career midget triumph and second of the season.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Scott Bogucki - 2 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top-10 Outing During World of Outlaws Race at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi garnered his 35th top 10 of the season last Friday during the opening round of the Nittany Showdown.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway by qualifying fifth quickest out of 26 drivers in their group.

"That was the key," Scelzi said. "With the World of Outlaws format qualifying is everything. Especially on a night like that with how fast and narrow the track was for the heat races."

The strong qualifying effort lined Scelzi up on the outside of the front row for a heat race. He finished in the runner-up position to earn a spot into a dash. Unfortunately, Scelzi pulled the highest number in the dash draw to line up last. He gained one position to finish fifth, lining him up 10th for the A Main.

"The biggest thing that hurt us was the dash draw," he said. "Also, we didn't have very good restarts in the feature. It seemed like I lost a couple of spots on the start and restarts and would have to gain them back. But we ended up going from 10th to eighth so there was nothing to complain about."

Scelzi's eighth-place outing was his 12th top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws competition.

He qualified 12th quickest in his group on Saturday before rain washed out the remainder of the program.

Scelzi will be off this weekend before resuming action Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws. He earned his second career World of Outlaws victory and his first at the track earlier this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 21 top fives, 35 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

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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 Indy Race Parts, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Worldwide Bearings and Kenny's Components for their continued support.

 

 

California Wildfires Force Change of Plans for Tarlton Motorsports Heading Into this Weekend’s Tribute to Gary Patterson

PETERSEN MEDIA- Forced out of town for work in aiding with the unfortunate California Wildfires in Northern California, Ryan Bernal will be absent at Stockton Dirt Track this weekend for the King of the West Finale. Despite the circumstances, Tarlton Motorsports will still be in action fielding a car with the both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series.

“Ryan has done a great job for us all year and it really is a bummer that he has to miss this weekend’s King of the West finale,” Tarlton Motorsports Crew Chief, Paul Baines said. “It is really unfortunate circumstances that keep him away this weekend, and we wish all the victims of these fires the very best.”

With Bernal unable to compete this weekend, the familiar blacked out Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine will still be in action on Saturday night with both the KWS and the SCCT during the season ending spectacular with ‘a ringer’ taking Bernal’s place.

With the last minute nature of the change, Tarlton Motorsports is still finalizing the details on who that driver will be.

“We will still be in action this weekend, and we are looking forward to a fun night of racing,” Baines added. “We hope everyone can make it out and support a really big event that Stockton Dirt Track puts on.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 27, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 18.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night with both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

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RacinBoys All Access Gearing Up for Live Coverage of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2019) - RacinBoys All Access will be on site providing live coverage from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's final doubleheader of the season this week.

The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals this Thursday and Friday.

Many of the premier sprint car drivers in the country are expected to tackle the marquee event, which also features a battle to claim the series championship. Sam Hafertepe Jr. enters with an 86-point advantage over Blake Hahn in the championship standings.

Roger Crockett has an 81-point edge over Matt Covington for third place in the standings with John Carney II only 73 points behind Covington. Scott Bogucki trails Carney II by 22 points for fifth in the standings.

A trio of drivers are in contention for seventh in the standings with Harli White leading Robbie Price by only 10 points. Jordon Mallett is 56 points behind Price.

Hafertepe Jr. has won four of the 11 event races dating back to the first edition in 2012. Only Seth Bergman and Jason Johnson also have multiple event wins at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track as Bergman has a trio of victories and Johnson claimed the first two races. Aaron Reutzel and Brady Bacon - the most recent winner - have also been victorious.

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

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LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Brian Brown Posts Podium Performance During Nittany Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2019) - Brian Brown earned his 15th podium finish of the season last Friday during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Nittany Showdown.

The Port Royal Speedway event finale rained out on Saturday.

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa . - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (2).

"It was a weekend we looked forward to after having some good runs there this year," Brown said. "We had a good idea of how we wanted to attack it. We were almost at the top of the board in hot laps. We made a few adjustments and were able to get quick time in qualifying even going out late. Qualifying sets up the night. We were able to win the heat. Then we drew a good number and won the dash.

"I felt like I had a good car and ran with (Donny) Schatz the majority of the first half of the feature. They had a red and I changed my line up in turns three and four. I felt like we were running his speed. We developed a little vibration late and couldn't run as hard as I'd like. I'm glad we were able to finish and get a podium."

UP NEXT - Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"I feel like as a team our confidence is as high as it's been for a long time," Brown said. "We've been qualifying well and racing well. I'm looking forward to Charlotte more than we ever have. Chad, Nate and dad have been making sure we have phenomenal cars and are ready to roll. I'm hoping to get ourselves qualified good for both nights. Hopefully we can have two good qualifying efforts to get on the front row of the heats on Friday and Saturday and let the rest of it take care of itself. The quality of cars at that race is second to none. You have to get qualified well."

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

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

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FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cometic Gaskets

Cometic Gaskets supplies high-performance gaskets for a variety of motor sports markets. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

"We've been with Cometic Gaskets for a long, long time," Brown said. "We run their head gaskets, their valve cover gaskets and their exhaust gaskets. All of those are important to keep sealed up and that's why we choose Cometic Gaskets."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Highlights Great Season With MSTS Championship and Nine Victories

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2019) - The 2019 campaign was another typical standout season for Jack Dover, who added another championship and nine more feature victories to his impressive racing résumé.

Dover's nine wins continue his streak of posting at least eight triumphs each season for the last dozen years. His winning percentage was also a staggering 23 percent. Dover captured 20 top fives, giving him a top-five finish in more than half of his starts, and he finished with 28 top 10s to make it nearly 72 percent of his races resulting in a top-10 outing.

"Nothing ever meets my expectations unless I won everything, which isn't possible," he said. "Looking back on it, it was a good year. The DNFs we had were from trying to win races. It wasn't the year I wanted as far as wins, but we were competitive and up front most of the time."

Dover led the Midwest Sprint Touring Series with seven victories, 14 top fives and 16 top 10s in 18 races to earn his first career championship with the series.

"We were consistent everywhere we went," he said. "I think we were on top of our game this year. It's always awesome when you can win something different. Midway through the season we saw we had a chance at winning two championships and that was our goal because I've never done that. We came up a little short for the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship, but it was awesome to win the MSTS championship."

Dover led the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints with three wins, but a crash during the final race of the season dropped him to second in the championship standings - keeping him from winning his fourth series title in the last five years by a mere 29 points.

"I'm not one of those people that drags stuff on," he said. "Once it's over I'm looking at the next thing. Jason Martin was on top of his game. To race against guys like that, it makes me better and the championship battle worthwhile. Congrats to him and his team."

Dover also finished tied for second in the championship standings at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"We learned a lot this year," he said. "I felt like this year I've learned the most out of all the years. I'm really, really excited to go into next year. The season just ended and normally I'm ready for the break, but I'm already looking forward to next year.

"We want to thank all of our sponsors for their help. We've had a lot of long-term partners that have helped Jack Dover Racing grow each year and we're grateful for their support. Also, thanks to everyone who gave me a ride and helped crew. I'm fortunate to have support from so many great people."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 9 wins, 20 top fives, 28 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Sides Battles Bad Luck Throughout Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2019) - Misfortune struck last Friday at Port Royal Speedway for Jason Sides, who was nearly involved in a crash during heat race action before being caught up in a wreck during the Last Chance Showdown.

Sides opened the Nittany Showdown by qualifying 10th quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group.

"I felt good about it," he said. "It was heavy and the track was only halfway up. The track wasn't very wide, but was fast for everybody. I felt like we could be in there and make the show."

Sides started fourth in a heat race and was battling for one of the three lock-in positions into the A Main at the start of the heat when a driver nearly spun out directly in front of Sides, who was forced to take evasive action to avoid an incident. That cost Sides several positions on the fast track and an eighth-place result relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

The consolation race didn't fare any better for Sides, who was involved in a multiple-car crash on the opening lap. It ended his night early.

"I saw tire smoke when someone got into the wall and I lifted a little to try to turn down," he said. "About that time I'm sure they were bottling up behind us. They started running over the back of me. The last thing I saw was Freddie Rahmer got over a tire and went flying.

"It bent our frame, tore the front axle up, killed the tail tank. It didn't touch either wing, but got everything else."

Saturday's event finale rained out after qualifying.

Sides will be off this weekend before wrapping up the season Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 8 (4); B Main: DNF (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

104 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

4th Annual Col Beasley Classic

“Finally we are about to kick off our 13th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 2nd.. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star studded line up including 3 past Series Champs what a cool way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.

Back by popular demand is the ‘King of the River’ with a new sponsor on board. Flocon have picked up the naming rights for this mini-series and Mildura will be Round 1 of the 4 rounds which are all based along the Murray River and has a $2000 to win purse.

Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8. McClure put a deal together for Evans after he announced he would be sitting out the season. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is backing up for his 13th season and Saturday night will be his 105th show proving his true dedication to the Series. Current Series champ SA33 Mark Caruso has again contracted to the series and this season will be joined by his brother Steve in the SA10 Cool. Steve recently took out bragging rights over his brother at Murray Bridge so expect some revenge for the podium. Hard Charger Michael Tancredi has also contracted for the season. The V29 had his first hit out last Saturday night at Avalon in his 410 in preparation for Mildura. Showing speed with the 410 Tancredi will be one to watch with his 360 slotted back in. V7 Paul Solomon has also contracted for the season. A name from the past and also another past series champion is Colin Brooks. Brooks won the series back in 2010 while driving the Tony Bartlett owned SA75. Brooks has been contracted by Ken Hutchins to drive his NT7. Over the past few season Hutchins & Solomon had teamed up together but this year sees them in different camps. Series regulars V16 James Wren, NT26 Tony Moule, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA32 Ben Gartner just to name a few are locked in. Throw into the mix a couple of hard charging youngsters Smith & Green as well as a couple of Rookies Loader & Sandow for the Beasley Classic with all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.00pm. November 2nd Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE FREE FOR FANS ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6

(Perris, CA, October 30, 2019) What has become an Oval Nationals tradition at Perris Auto Speedway will take place on Wednesday, November 6th. All fans will be admitted free into the grandstands for the practice session for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. Courtesy of Family Affair Concessions, fans will be able to indulge themselves in $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. The fairgrounds will not charge for parking on practice night.

Earlier in the day, fans can watch the parade of the team haulers heading into the pit area. That starts at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.

“Practice night is a great time for fans to come out and see the best drivers in the nation getting their cars ready for the three nights of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Virtually all of the top teams from the Midwest take advantage to get their cars dialed in on practice night. In addition to the hardcore fans, it is a great time for locals who have never been to the races to come out for free and see what it is all about.”

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ Mike Martin

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

42X Jason McDougal Tulsa, OK Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, 42 cars have entered with drivers from nine different states.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there is no worry. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

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

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Cool Choice for USA Sprintcar Market

The American speedway circuit is no stranger to a strong Australian presence when it comes to drivers, and the same can be said for suppliers. While Australian brand Cool Chassis has made a pleasing impact on the American market, the introduction of Cool Racing Products will now make it even easier for international drivers to source their components.

With the United States being the world’s hotbed for Sprintcar racing, the amount of race car brands available to drivers and teams is considerable, with the pressure to achieve proven performance continually on the rise. However, despite the competitive nature of the market, Cool Chassis has well and truly established itself as a reliable option.

Not only did Australia’s most successful Sprintcar racer in Kerry Madsen campaign a Cool Chassis throughout the 2005 American speedway season to emerge victorious in the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, it was aboard a Cool Chassis that prominent American driver and World of Outlaws regular Shane Stewart clinched the 32nd annual Kings Royal honours in 2015.

While Cool Chassis have been readily available to drivers throughout America over the past two decades, race car components have needed to be sourced by other suppliers; a fact that Cool Racing Products now plans to rectify.

“The Cool Chassis brand has a great reputation for manufacturing high quality Sprintcar chassis, but what has been missing is the supply of Sprintcar parts, which until now has prevented drivers from sourcing a comprehensive Chassis kit from Cool,” explained Cool Racing Products Managing Director Peter Milnes.

“Cool Racing Products has been created to supply of a wide range of Sprintcar components to drivers and teams, which, when complemented by a Cool Chassis, will alleviate the need to utilise multiple providers to complete their package.”

Manufactured in the Victorian speedway-orientated town of Warrnambool in Australia, Cool Chassis are built using Plymouth steel sourced directly from the United States, while products will be distributed from the Melbourne suburb of Laverton. Shipping of all products is available Australia-wide and also internationally to both North America and New Zealand.

To find out more about Cool Chassis and Cool Racing Products or view the product range, visit their website at www.coolchassis.com, call them on +61412 332 127, or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Cool Chassis.

 

 

Anderson Continues Winning Ways

The 2019-20 season winning ways for Grant Anderson and his team continued last Saturday night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway following back-to-back Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round wins.

Backing up his opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round success at Heartland Raceway the previous weekend, Anderson proved that his opening round win was no fluke with two round wins from as many starts.

Doubling as the annual Fireball Derby, the Vic # 37 Monds Motorsport / WASP Steering & Suspension supported Maxim driver once again started the feature race from pole position. However, this time, he had earned the spot fair and square after recording the fastest lap in the pole shootout after he in the opening round had inherited pole position following another driver’s misfortune.

After leading the entire feature-race distance at Heartland Raceway, it was a different story for Anderson at Avalon Raceway, where he battled with David Murcott for the opening half of the 30-lap distance, before taking control of the lead in the middle stages while they fought in lapped traffic. Once out in front, Anderson was able to withstand the challenges from Murcott and score yet another impressive win.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to start the season in winning form, and I can’t thank all of my team and sponsors for their support and helping us make it all possible,” the Albury, NSW-based racer expressed.

“(David) Murcott and I had a great battle during the feature race but thankfully my team once again gave me a fabulous car and I was able to take control of the lead and then go on to claim the win.

“Although my team and I are currently riding a wave of confidence, we are certainly not getting too far ahead of ourselves and taking each race meeting as it comes.”

Anderson earlier in the night earned his pole position start in the feature race by virtue of winning the pole shootout. Prior to the pole shootout, he had won both of his heat races – one from position four and the other from position seven.

This Saturday night, Anderson will make his first 2019-20 season appearance at his favourite track: Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway. For this event, he is shooting for a hat trick of Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round wins.

Current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Point Standings (after two rounds): 1: Grant Anderson - 830 2: Brett Milburn - 704 3: Bobby Daly - 702 4: Chris Solomon - 618 5: Corey McCullagh - 592

Anderson and his team would like to thank their 2019-20 season supporters: Monds Motorsport WASP Steering & Suspension Flemings Landscapes & Plant Hire - Morwell D&F Racing Products Townsend Service Centre Middy’s Data & Electrical Fuchs Lubricants Bockman Batteries Maxwell Industries KRE Race Engines Raceline Motorsport Racewear WODUP Factory Kahne

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

MOOSE RACING OWNERS ARE OVAL NATIONALS GRAND MARSHALS!

(Perris, CA, October 29, 2019) Tom and Lauri Sertich, the owners of the famous Moose Racing #92 sprint car, will be the Grand Marshals for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The prestigious race will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA, Amsoil USAC National and Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Tom and Luri Sertich 6-29.jpg Oval Nationals Grand Marshal's Tom and Lauri Sertich. Photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

Promoter Don Kazarian said the selection of the Sertich’s was an easy and unanimous one. Like always, several names are tossed around by the staff at the track. However, as soon as the name “Sertich” was mentioned, the process quickly came to an end.

“Tom and Lauri have been dedicated to this sport for decades and we are happy to have them as Grand Marshals for the 2019 Oval Nationals,” Kazarian said. “Every year at a staff meeting, we sit around and discuss who we think the Grand Marshal should be. We usually go back and forth with several names. This year was different. As soon as the Sertich’s were mentioned, everybody agreed it should be them. It was a unanimous choice.”

2019 marked the 25th year for the Sertich’s to field a car in the west coast sprint car wars. In those 25-years, their familiar white car trimmed in bright turquoise and purple and tagged with the moniker the “Moose Mobile,” has become one of the most recognizable and popular sprint cars west of the Mississippi.

“It’s been an amazing year for Moose Racing and to say we are honored to be named Oval National’s Grand Marshals is an understatement,” Laurie Sertich recently said. “Actually, shocked is a pretty good description, too. We can’t thank Donnie and the staff at Perris Auto Speedway enough for this honor. Grand Marshals and an Oval Nationals victory would sure be the way to close out the 2019 USAC/CRA season.”

Some on the inside knew that Moose Racing was planning to call it a career after 25 years as car owners. However, things changed. Over the winter they brought in veteran driver Austin Williams to drive the legendary #92 and the results have been fantastic. Going into the Oval Nationals, Williams is currently ranked second in the championship standings and is only 55-points behind seven-time champion Damion Gardner with five races to go. The team has scored wins at the Calistoga Speedway on August 31st and at the last race at Perris on September 28th.

“Many knew that we set 25-years as our last to be car owners,” Sertich said. “Thus, this 2019 season was to be it. But after long conversations with Austin and the crew, Moose Racing decided to up its game and will be back in 2020 with Austin at the wheel. The support we received from the Moose Crew, the people and companies that support us and the fans keeps us doing this year in and year out.”

The thought of sprint car racing without the Moose Racing #92 in Southern California is almost unthinkable for so many in the pits and the grandstands.

“Everyone is happy that Moose Racing has decided to return for 2020 with Austin Williams in the driver seat,” Kazarian said with a smile. “The Sertich and Williams families are so key to sprint car racing in Southern California. They have been doing it a long time and have been incredibly dedicated to the sport. I just cannot imagine it without them. They are part of the fiber that holds the sport together on the west coast.”

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at www.tix.com. For fans who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

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

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Sommer Elects Not To Operate Facility in 2020 and Beyond

MANSFIELD,OH. — Nearly 3 years ago, it was one of the biggest announcements in the racing industry and it struck headlines in Mansfield Ohio. The speedway in Mansfield was going “Back To Dirt” and had the support of a recognized industry leader, Cody Sommer.

Now 3 years later, the biggest uncertainty of Mansfield Motor Speedway is its future moving forward. It has been confirmed that Cody Sommer, the Owner/President of Mansfield Motor Speedway, LLC will not be moving forward operating the venue at the close of this calendar year.

“It was my goal to build MMS into a destination and a showplace and in so many ways I think we did that successfully. We have had a lot of success, but we have also faced some major challenges over these last 3 years and it is part of what makes this a difficult decision” Said Sommer. “I have several different ventures I’m involved with and likely more in the future. Sometimes you have to step back and just look at where your life is and where it is going, where you want it to be and make a decision for what is best for you and your family” He added.

In his 3 year tenure, Sommer spearheaded the decision of converting the speedway back to dirt, a major resurfacing just this year and many facility improvements and renovations. Additionally, he hosted a variety of events including a Summer Fair, Monster Truck Shows, Freedom Festival Fireworks, Allstar Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, The $100k Sprint Car World Championship and the Dirt Million.

The future is now uncertain. However, the property including the 4/10 mile speedway will be FOR SALE. For information or interest in purchasing the property, please contact the speedway office at info@mansfieldmotorspeedway.com

Mansfield Motor Speedway can be found online at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com

Mansfield Motor Speedway – 400 Crall Rd. Mansfield, Oh. 44903 – Phone: 419-465-RACE (7223) info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com

Connect on social media: www.Facebook.com/MansfieldMotorSpeedway and Twitter @RaceMansfield.

 

 

Paul Pokorski reflects on ‘so-so’ 2019,
looks ahead to final year as owner-driver

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 29, 2019 – As one of the most determined and dedicated drivers and team owners in the pit area, Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car racer Paul Pokorski has sacrificed quite a bit to put an open-wheel race car on the track on a week-in-and-week-out basis over the past 27 years.

During the 2019 campaign, the West Bend competitor put together a pair of solid top-10 finishes in the Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car point standings.

In all, Pokorski recorded four top-five finishes and 12 top-10 A-main showings to go along with two heat race wins and one B-main triumph in 26 events during the 2019 season. Pokorski wound up fifth in the final MSA point standings and ninth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings.

“It was a so-so season,” Pokorski said. “We had some good runs early in the year, and some not so good runs. We really struggled during the second half of the year. I certainly wish it would have gone better, but we still had some fun.”

The 2019 campaign got off to a strong start for Pokorski as he led the opening 15 laps of the season-opening Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main on May 4 before coming home with a season-best third-place finish.

Pokorski followed that up with a sixth-place A-main showing at Plymouth on May 11, before a B-main incident forced him to miss out on qualifying for an MSA A main for the first time since June 17, 2017 on May 25.

On Sunday, May 26, Pokorski made his lone Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series start of the season, which yielded a 16th-place finish at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

On June 1, Pokorski placed ninth at Plymouth before notching a 10th-place showing at Angell Park in Sun Prairie during the first MSA doubleheader weekend of the 2019 season. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion tallied an 11th-place showing at Plymouth on June 8 before racking up a strong fourth-place finish at Plymouth on June 15.

On June 21 at SK Speedway in Unity Pokorski rallied from an late-race incident, which resulted in a flat tire, to salvage a 13th-place finish. One night later at Plymouth on June 22, Pokorski posted another 13th-place showing in A-main action.

With a season-high 40 MSA cars checked in on June 28 at Plymouth, Pokorski posted his third consecutive 13th-place finish in A-main action. Pokorski came home 10th in MSA competition at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on July 3 and was challenging for fifth at TNT Speedway in Three Lakes before contact with another car forced him to retire from the race with a broken axle and resulted in a 14th-place finish.

On Friday, July 12, Pokorski recorded another 10th-place finish in the MSA’s first of two appearances at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour. During the National Anthem parade lap at Outagamie Speedway, Pokorski carried the black flag on the track in honor of beloved MSA and Pokorski Motorsports supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, who passed away on July 5.

The following night was Remembering Randy Tracy Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track on July 13 and Pokorski was running near the top 10 in the A main when he got caught up in an incident in turn two, which forced out of the race with a 21st-place finish.

Pokorski added yet another 10th-place showing at Angell Park Speedway on July 21 before coming home 13th in A-main action at Plymouth on July 25.

On a night honoring Pokorski Motorsports friend and supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, Pokorski enjoyed one of his best nights of the 2019 season registering a heat race victory before storming to a fifth-place showing in the A main event at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour on Aug. 2.

Pokorski put together another strong MSA doubleheader weekend with an eighth place finish at Plymouth on Aug. 10 before charging from 15th to fourth at Angell Park Speedway on Aug. 11.

The tide turned back to the negative side the following week as Pokorski went down a lap in the early going of the A main at Plymouth before posting an 18th-place finish on Aug. 17.

The team bounced back to notch a seventh-place finish at Plymouth on Aug. 23, while the MSA’s return to Beaver Dam Raceway for the first time since 2014 netted an 11th-place showing for Pokorski on Aug. 24.

In front of a jam-packed grandstand of fans at Plymouth during the Sheboygan County Fair, Pokorski posted a 12th-place showing on Aug. 31 before placing 15th at Plymouth on Sept. 14.

The 2019 season came to close on an inauspicious note on Sept. 28 at Plymouth as Pokorski was caught up in a multi-car incident on the frontstretch of the A-main, which resulted in a heat race flip. After the Pokorski Motorsports crew and other supporters in the pit area scrambled to get the car together, Pokorski was able to get the car back on the track for the B main. However, he was unable to transfer to the A main with a seventh-place showing in the B to bring the 2019 campaign to a conclusion.

In picking out a highlight of his 2019 season, it is no surprise that Pokorski points to a race at one of his favorite tracks on a night honoring one of his team’s most loyal supporters.

“We had a good night at Seymour during our second date there for the season, which was in honor of our late friend Dave ‘Hagar’ Nelson,” Pokorski said. “We won our heat and ran a solid top-five in the A main. I was pretty happy with the result and being able to pay tribute to our friend. That night stands out to me as the highlight of the season.”

On the flip side, Pokorski said the team was challenged by various hurdles, roadblocks and mishaps throughout the 2019 season.

“We had several poor pill draws, which hurt us,” Pokorski said. “We struggled at times to find speed even when the car felt good. We also had too many minor crashes, which set us back.”

With the majority of the MSA events drawing 30 to 40 cars, Pokorski admitted that both the quantity and quality of the field provided a stiff challenge each and every night during the 2019 campaign.

“With the large car counts we had every night, I did feel some extra pressure to perform,” Pokorski said. “Just making the A main was tough pretty much every night. In talking with the other drivers, I got the feeling most everyone felt more pressure this year. That’s good because competition is what it’s all about.”

Pokorski has indicated that the 2020 season will see him race on a part-time basis, while his son, Alex, will also get a chance to steer the familiar No. 4 machine in a handful of events.

“We intend to run most of the MSA schedule,” Pokorski said. “We have a family wedding and a few other family obligations that may take priority after all these years. I plan to start and finish the year driving. Alex will drive most of the middle part of the season unless he has a work or school conflict.”

In addition, Pokorski is planning to end his tenure fielding and driving his own car at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

“I originally planned to stop racing when our oldest (Alex) started college because of the financial strain,” Pokorski said. “However, we made it work. Now our daughter has also started college and it’s time to start saving more for retirement and other things. That’s something we haven’t done enough of over the years.

“We have had great help from sponsors over the years, but a lot of the cost still fell on us,” he said. “I’m not complaining, I know that’s the case for a lot of guys. However, the financial aspect of it is a factor in the decision. I’d race another 28 years if it wasn’t!”

Looking beyond 2020, Pokorski isn’t sure what his racing future might hold. However, he does know that he would like to stay involved in the sport in some way.

“I don’t know yet what I might do to stay connected to racing when the 2020 season is over,” Pokorski said. “I know I want to do something. Continuing to drive is an option if the right opportunity comes along. Driving for someone else would definitely be my first choice.

“Another option is helping someone who wants more help and who I enjoy working with,” he said. “I would also consider helping the MSA as an official as well, depending on what they need.”

Pokorski is thankful to all those who have helped him pursue his racing dreams every year since 1993.

“I always have to thank my family and friends who have helped for so many years and continue to do so,” Pokorski said. “Our sponsors, many of whom have been involved in some way for many years, are greatly appreciated as well. I can’t tell them all enough how much I truly appreciate them.”

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Hagar’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.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.
2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 26
MSA events – 25
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 12
Heat Race Victories – 2


 

 

Sammy Swindell Lands Rides for VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals and Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2019) - Sammy Swindell has secured a pair of opportunities to compete during the final Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events of the season.

Swindell is teaming up with Jared Sewell to tackle the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals this Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas.

"This deal recently came together and we're excited to get to Texas Motor Speedway, where we've been successful almost every time we've raced there," he said.

Swindell has four career starts at the track with the ASCS National Tour, including a pair of podium finishes last year. He also charged from 18 th to ninth in 2017 after recording a DNF during his series debut there.

Additionally, Swindell made four starts at the track with the World of Outlaws in the early 2000s. His best World of Outlaws result was a fifth-place outing in 2003.

"It's like a 3/8-mile track so it's a good size for racing," he said. "It's wide enough you almost always have opportunities to pass other cars. If you had a bad draw you still should have opportunities even starting deep in the field to have a good finish and I've done that before."

Swindell will wrap up the sprint car season the following weekend by driving for Trey Hoddick during the World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Nov. 7-9.

Swindell won the inaugural World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.

"We've been successful in Charlotte and won World of Outlaws races there," he said. "It can be a wide and racy track so we're looking forward to heading there."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Manufacturing

Sweet Manufacturing was incorporated in 1978 with the basic concept of providing racers with steering products that would offer a competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.SweetMfg.biz/home.php .

"I've been with Randy Sweet and Sweet Manufacturing going on our fifth year," Swindell said. "He continues to make improvements to his steering gears. For all the people who don't have one they don't know what they're missing out on."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Eyeing Championship Entering KWS-NARC Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is focused on domination this Saturday when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season wraps up at Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports head into the oval in Stockton, Calif., ranked third in the championship standings - only seven points out of the lead.

"My best chance is to set quick time during qualifying, which gives four points, and for those guys in front of me in the standings to not qualify in the top four," he said. "And then if I win the feature I can win the championship. It's three points more to win than to run second so that'd be the seven points right there. The tiebreaker for the championship is feature wins and we have everyone beat there."

Scelzi enters the event with a series-leading five wins this year. He has also led a series-best 82 feature laps. Scelzi has set quick time during qualifying two times - tied for the second most. His four heat race victories are tied for fifth most. Additionally, Scelzi has three dash wins, which ranks second.

"In all honesty I have no expectation," he said. "We were quick time the last time we were there in the No. 83 car. If we go quick time and win the main event that's all we can do. We can't control what the other two guys are doing. I think I'm in a good spot. Those guys are even on points. They have to worry about each other. I think that will help me out because they only have to beat each other by one point. If we go quick time I'm still behind going into the feature. Then we let it all hang out. I believe if we're standing on top of the podium on Saturday we're going to be a champion.

"I want it extremely bad. This is the first year I've run the entire schedule for points. The last time we attempted it was 2015 and I had an injury that took me out. We have had three nights with bad luck this year. If just one of those where a dumb thing happened didn't happen we're in the points lead by a lot. I feel like we've been the best car. For us the only way to finish this out is to win another race."

Scelzi has been victorious at Stockton Dirt Track each of the last two years and during four of the last six seasons.

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 34 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Worldwide Bearings

Worldwide Bearings was created in 1994 and has developed into the world's largest supplier of bearings for the power sport industries, including motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, go-kart and watercraft. The company specializes in high-performance applications as well as everyday rebuilds. For more information, visit http://www.WorldwideBearings.com .

"Everybody uses Worldwide Bearings in various aspects of racing because it is the best product available," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Venturing to VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 29, 2019) - Channin Tankersley will wrap up his season this week when he tackles the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

The Old School Racing driver is slated to compete on Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"It's one of my favorite tracks when it's right," he said. "It's big enough that you can really get going, but the way it's configured you can still race. Most of the time whenever the track is in decent shape you can race the bottom to the middle to the top. You have options."

Tankersley earned a career-best sixth-place finish at the track in 2013 and 2014. He also charged from 20th to ninth in 2014 and from 14 th to eighth in 2015. Tankersley captured a pair of top 15s in 2016 during his most recent time at the event.

"We've had several top 10s and run decent," he said. "We want to finish the year off strong. We've been pretty quick everywhere we've went this year. If we could run in the top five both nights that'd be the cherry on top."

Tankersley has a trio of wins and nine top fives in 15 races this season. He also recorded the ASCS Gulf South Region championship for the fourth time in the last six years.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com .

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Hill Wrapping Up ASCS National Tour Season This Week in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 29, 2019) - Alex Hill is eager to return to Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track this week as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour puts a wrap on its 2019 season.

"I've raced at Texas Motor Speedway about four or five times and I enjoy the track," she said. "It's big and wide - the type of track I like racing on."

While Hill has shown steady improvement this season, few breaks have gone her way recently. She's hoping that will change this week and she can close out her racing season on a high note this Thursday and Friday during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the oval in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We've had a pretty good year," she said. "But not much has gone our way lately. We haven't drawn well and we've raced on tracks where it's been really difficult to pass in the heat races, which makes it a challenge to get passing points to transfer to the feature. It would be nice to draw a little better this weekend. But it is what it is and we'll do our best no matter what happens."

While Hill missed racing last weekend during a rare time away from the track, she didn't miss the airports and airplanes that usually consume much of her time each week as she commutes to race tracks from Los Angeles, where she is a full-time college student.

"While I love to race, I didn't miss the traveling last weekend," she said. "I returned to school 11 weeks ago and this was the second weekend that I didn't fly somewhere to race. I usually fly on Thursday and Sunday. But the travel comes with it and I'm thankful I'm able to race while going to school."

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property and life insurance.

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles. We appreciate his partnership and value his friendship."

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

 

 

Official 2019 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car

National Point Standings – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 802; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 791; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 778; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 772; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 758; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 754; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 746 (4 40-point finishes); 8. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 746 (1 40-point finish); 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 739; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 737 (7 40-point finishes); 11. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 737 (1 40-point finish); 12. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 725; 13. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 718; 14. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 713; 15. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 709; 16. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 702 (2 40-point finishes and 2 39-point finishes); 17. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 702 (2 40-point finishes and 1 39-point finish); 18. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 702 (1 40-point finish and 5 39-point finishes); 19. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 702 (1 40-point finish and 4 39-point finishes); 20. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 697.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 579; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 574; 3. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., both 496; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 481; 6. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 449; 7. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 389; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 367; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 301.

Indiana – 1. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 500; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 498; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 488; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 475; 5. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 434; 6. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 401; 7. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 395; 8. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 393; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 381; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 369.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 195.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 551; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 477; 3. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 460; 4. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 450; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 411; 6. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 342; 7. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 337; 8. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 326; 9. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 318; 10. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 317.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 122; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 108; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 107; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 101; 7. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 94; 8. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 93; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 75; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 69.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 250; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 244; 3. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 219; 4. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 184; 5. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 175; 6. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 167; 7. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 148; 8. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 145; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 142; 10. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 896; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 868; 3. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 825; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 754; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 729; 6. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 556; 7. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 487; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 480; 9. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 471; 10. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 447.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 636; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 634; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 585; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 582; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 570; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 556; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 524; 8. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 515; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 503; 10. Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., 493.

New Jersey – 1. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 289; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 288; 3. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 271; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 269; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 255; 6. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 245; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 238; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 212; 9. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 196; 10. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 183.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 337; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 329; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 316; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 267; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 254; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 244; 7. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 229; 8. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 208; 9. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 202; 10. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 199.

Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 466; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 436; 3. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 429; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 419; 5. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 320; 6. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 296; 7. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 283; 8. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 210; 9. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 198; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 193.

Oklahoma ­– 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 458; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 426; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 417; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 393; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 356; 6. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 344; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 325; 8. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 317; 9. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 302; 10. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 1,095; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 887; 3. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 875; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 868; 5. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 834; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 773; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 758; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 749; 9. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 727; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 726.

South Carolina – 1. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 117; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 116; 3. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 112; 4. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 108; 5. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 102; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 96; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 95; 8. Terry Peters, Mooresville, N.C., 94; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 87; 10. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 70.

South Dakota – 1. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 352; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 303; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 273; 6. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 7. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 8. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 230; 9. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 219.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 731; 2. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 624; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 521; 4. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 472; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 467; 7. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 456; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 452; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 449; 10. Chris Douglas, Amarillo, Texas, 446.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 258; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 246; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 235; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 225; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 198; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 153; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 141; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 111; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 108; 10. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106.



 

Two-Race Dash To Hunt Series Championship Starts Friday Night in Stockton, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Folsom, CA)- With an extended break in the schedule coming to an end this week, the Hunt Series sets up a two race dash to the season championship staring Friday night at Stockton Dirt Track.

Turning into a home track of sorts for the series in 2019, Friday night marks the fifth and final visit at Stockton Dirt Track for the series a track that has seen points leader, Jake Morgan take home two of his three wins this season.

While Morgan has won two of the four events at Stockton this year, Shawn Jones has one feature event at the high speed facility, as does Matt Stewart who won his first series feature at the track back in August.

Heading into the penultimate event of the season, Jake Morgan finds himself out in front of the championship standings with a bit of a cushion as he boasts a 115 point lead over Scott Chapeta and team owner Rein Plakk, while Brian Sperry Racing sits in third, Cody Spencer 4th, and Shawn Jones in fifth after a tumultuous weekend back in August that saw him give up a ton of points after holding the lead earlier in the season.

Following Friday night’s event, the series will get back to it on the 9th for the season finale event at Marysville Raceway for the Tribute to Mel Hall.

Friday night’s event at Stockton Dirt Track will feature no muffler rule for the Hunt Series as well as the Open Winged 360 race that will be going on, and it will give fans a true sense of the rumble under the hoods of these machines.

Friday night the gates open at 4pm with tickets available for $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and children 5 and under free.

For more information about tickets, visit stockton99.com.

2019 Schedule

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open Winged 360’s)

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will be idle for quite some time before coming back to life in November for the final two events of the season starting November 1st back at Stockton Dirt Track.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleeson come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

Matt Wood Racing announces driver lineup for the inaugural Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – October 29, 2019…As the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 approaches, Matt Wood Racing is pleased to announce its driver lineup for the upcoming event on November 19th and 20th at the Placerville Speedway in California.

Matt Wood Racing has brought on an eclectic mix of drivers to take part in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National/ Western States Midget event, which features a $130,000 purse over two nights of racing. The MWR/ Elk Grove Ford team will be made up of Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Roseville’s Colby Copeland; Sydney, Australia’s Kaidon Brown and a fifth car to be announced.
Golobic is the full-time pilot of the Matt Wood Racing machine and has been a several-time A-main starter at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with being a former Indiana Midget Week champion. He swept both nights of the Louie Vermeil Classic in 2018 and is a former two-time winner of the prestigious Winged 360 Sprint Car Trophy Cup in Tulare, California.

Golobic also drove the Elk Grove Ford/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17W Winged Sprint Car to his second career World of Outlaws victory this season at Placerville Speedway.

Bernal, a versatile driver out of California has made the Chili Bowl A-main twice in his career, with the highlight being an impressive charge from 24th to fifth in 2018. He also has a third-place finish at the Turkey Night Grand Prix in the past and a fourth-place result at the Hut 100.

Copeland, another Northern California racer, made the A-main at the Chili Bowl for the second time in his career this year. He has accumulated big victories in Winged Sprint Car racing at the Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville and in Wingless Sprint Car action at the Louie Vermeil Classic in Calistoga.

Australian racer Kaidon Brown will also make his first start in the United States for Matt Wood Racing, beginning at the Hangtown 100. The 18-year-old has been racing midgets for three-years and in 2017 became the youngest driver to win the Australian National Championship in the events 78-year history. He has competed in New Zealand the last two seasons during the International Series racing against the likes of Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson. Brown is also the 2018/ ’19 New South Wales Midget Champion.
Brown spoke about the opportunity to join Matt Wood Racing for not only the Hangtown 100, but also the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget events at the Bakersfield Speedway and the annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.

“I am very excited to head over to America and race for the first time,” Brown commented. “I can’t thank Matt Wood enough for this amazing opportunity and look forward to working with him, as well as Shane and Dustin Golobic. Although it will be tough, hopefully I can put some good results together for the team.”

Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19th will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted. Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks, a live band and a lot of fun to be had.

Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20th will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

Reserved seating continues to be on sale for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 and can be purchased by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

A rain date has also been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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

 

Michael welcomes new partners for Texas ASCS start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (October 28, 2019) – The ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael is back in Texas, and although the vast majority of his 2019 season is complete, the Plano, Texas-native still has some unfinished business in the Lone Star State.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, will join the ASCS National Tour during the coming weekend, ready to invade the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track on Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1.

In addition to a 360c.i. power plant provided by Mike Melton, a number of partners came on board to help Michael battle the best 360 sprint car racers in the country during his time in Texas including Trophy Tractor and Roc Construction. Crown Battery, already a staple within Michael Motorsports, will boost their support in Michael’s Texas campaign, helping the recent FAST Series winner work to accomplish a first-ever ASCS triumph.

“I’m excited to race in my home state. I don’t have many chances to do so, so I’m going to take full advantage of the opportunity,” Michael explained, who spends his summer months in Fremont, Ohio, while competing throughout the state and surrounding areas. “I can’t thank all of my partners enough for their hard work and dedication. We are fortunate enough to welcome Trophy Tractor and Roc Construction to our team for the coming weekend. Crown Battery, who has been behind me the entire season, stepped forward in a bigger way and I couldn’t be more excited. We are going to do our part in representing all of our partners at the highest level.”

The ASCS National Tour doubleheader in Ft. Worth will conclude their 2019 season. Michael will enter the high profile event as a one-time winner in 2019, that occurring during the $5,000 Rick Ferkel Classic at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park in early August.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on June 28. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29. Rallied from 13th to finish seventh at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 5. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during action at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway on July 12 & 13: eighth at Attica and third from tenth at Wayne County. Finished sixth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 26. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Earned first-ever victory during Waynesfield Raceway Park start on Friday, August 2; win worth $5,000. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 3. Hard Charged to a sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park on August 16. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park on August 23. Rebounded from tail to finish third at Wayne County Speedway on August 24. Finished fourth during FAST Series action at Gas City on August 30. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Fremont Speedway start on Saturday, September 14. Finished fourth during OVSCA event at Wayne County Speedway on September 21.

2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

 

Justin Whittall ends career year with Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (October 28, 2019) – Justin Whittall’s 2019 season is officially in the books, and what a season it was.

Although ending the year with a C-Main appearance during Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, put together a career year in 2019, highlighting all performances with multiple top-ten finishes during action at Port Royal Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway and the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, all of which are headquartered in very competitive ‘Posse Country.’

Port Royal Speedway was especially kind to the New Jersey-native. A runner-up performance on June 15 led the way, flanked by three other top-ten appearances on May 11, July 20 and August 24.

“We would have liked to finish a little better on Friday against the World of Outlaws, but that was a tough field, probably the toughest you could find anywhere,” Justin Whittall said, a high school graduate earlier this year. “It was a fun year. We earned a lot of great results and that makes us motivated for next year. I can’t thank my partners enough for their hard work this season. They are the real reason we are able to do this.”

Whittall’s top-ten performances at BAPS Motor Speedway and Lincoln Speedway were each tenth place outcomes.

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will begin preparations for next season immediately. A 2020 plan of attack will be released in the coming months.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.


Mishap cuts impressive evening short for Dietrich

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 28, 2019) – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich was well on his way to a respectable finish against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway, but contact with the turn two wall cut his potential short; Dietrich was scored 24th.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, kicked off his evening at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ with the sixth fastest time during his respective group of qualifiers. A second place finish during his respective heat race locked Dietrich into the $8,000-to-win main event.

“Those things happen. We were racing hard and unfortunately it got the best of us,” Danny Dietrich said, a 14-time winner in 2019. “We had a good night going before that. We’ll regroup and try again soon.”

Danny Dietrich’s upcoming plans include a potential trip to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season-ending program will be complete with two, full programs, each awarding a $12,000 top prize.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 47
Top-10s: 61
Wins: 14

2019 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4.

 

Zearfoss 14th during Port’s Nittany Showdown; World Finals ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 28, 2019) – Despite Mother Nature erasing all hope for a second try against the Greatest Show On Dirt on Saturday, October 26, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss made the most of his visit to Port Royal Speedway during the recent weekend and finished 14th against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday, October 25.

Zearfoss, who piloted the Ryan Linder-owned, X-1 Race Cars No. 9 during his ‘Speed Palace’ appearance, started eighth on the feature grid, earning his way into the $8,000-to-win program by winning his respective heat race. A fourth place performance during his respective dash solidified his fourth row starting position. There were over 50 entries on hand.

Saturday’s Nittany Showdown finale was eventually cancelled due to persistent rain showers.

“It was a solid night for our team. I would have liked to try again on Saturday, but that’s how it goes sometimes. We’ll get another chance soon,” Brock Zearfoss said, who owns one World of Outlaws victory during his career. “It has been a blast driving for Ryan Linder. We had a lot of speed the last few weeks and it shows. I’m excited for the opportunity to race with him again in the future.”

Brock Zeafoss will continue his 2019 sprint car campaign with a trip to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9. The annual World Finals will highlight action at the state-of-the-art complex compete with two, full World of Outlaws programs awarding $12,000 each. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ will enter the high profile weekend with four wins on the season, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

In addition, Zearfoss will return to the cockpit of his own Brock Zearfoss Racing No. 3Z for the World of Outlaws season ending program.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Maxim Chassis, Simpson Racing Products, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline.

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 39

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019).

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway. Finished ninth at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway during Salute to the Troops program on August 25. Finished fourth during Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica on August 30. Won Brad Doty Classic finale worth $10,000 on August 31. Finished seventh at Bedford Speedway on Thursday, September 5. Finished sixth during ‘Night Before The Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 6. Finished eighth during ‘Night Before The Knittel’ at Atomic Speedway on Friday, September 13; Hard Charger Award (17th to 8th). Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on September 19. Earned back-to-back All Star top-tens during Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz Memorial and Lincoln’s Dirt Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. Finished eighth during 4-Crown Nationals opener at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 27. Finished fourth twice on Saturday, October 12; once during BAPS 410 start and once during BAPS 358/360 URC Challenge event. Won URC main event during Port Royal’s Open Wheel Madness on October 19. Finished 14th against World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway on October 25.


Brent Marks continues top-ten streak with hard charging performance at Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (October 28, 2019) – Continuing his streak of top-ten performances with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks put on an impressive display during his return to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ during the recent weekend and secured a fifth consecutive top-ten finish, this time advancing from 23rd on the grid to finish tenth, also solidifying Friday evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions.

Unfortunately, the $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown finale on Saturday was cancelled due to Mother Nature.

Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, now owns 25 World of Outlaws top-ten finishes in 2019, one of which the massive National Open victory at Williams Grove Speedway worth $65,000; the largest of Marks’ career and the largest in the history of the speedway.

“We’ve been on a roll lately. It sucks that our schedule is almost over. I’d like some more time to keep this top-ten streak alive,” Brent Marks said, a third-year traveler with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. It has been a long season. We’d hate to see it end, but we’ll do our best to end things on a high note.”

Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will end their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9. Kicking off with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday, the three-day weekend will conclude with back-to-back $12,000-to-win programs on Friday and Saturday. Marks will enter World Finals action tenth in the championship standings.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 7
WoO Top-10s: 25
WoO Wins: 1
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main. Finished ninth at Black Hill Speedway on Friday, August 23. Finished sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 31. Finished tenth at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 4. Finished tenth during Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on Saturday, September 7. Highlights three-race weekend with 12th place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, September 13. Finished ninth at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 21. Scored Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory worth $65,000; largest victory of career and largest payday in Williams Grove Speedway history. Finished seventh during Tri-State Speedway start on Sunday, October 13. Hard Charged from 22nd to ninth during Lakeside Speedway start on October 18. Finished tenth during Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on October 19. Hard Charged to a top-ten finish at Port Royal Speedway during Nittany Showdown opener on October 25 [23rd to 10th].


Donny Schatz wins at Port Royal, closes championship gap to eight points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 25th & 26th
Event: Nittany Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 1st (1st)
Saturday: Cancelled/Rain

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd – 9704 points (8 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 28, 2019) – For a third consecutive season, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, is a Series winner at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The victory, an $8,000 share, raised Schatz’ season win total to 11, now within eight points of the 2019 World of Outlaws championship, which comes to a close with World Finals action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, was practically invincible during his Friday night visit to the Juniata County Fairgrounds with his only ‘defeat’ occurring during qualifying time trials; timing fifth overall in the first of two qualifying groups.

Before conquering all 30 laps during feature competition, Schatz earned victories during his respective heat race and dash.

Unfortunately, Schatz was unable to work for a Nittany Showdown sweep, as Mother Nature stepped in and forced Saturday’s World of Outlaws program to be cancelled.

“We just got to focus on what we do,” a modest Schatz said in Victory Lane at Port Royal Speedway. “There isn’t anything I can do to affect what he does. We never won a championship worrying about who we’re racing against or what they were doing. Obviously, what these (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are doing is working. They made all the right changes to the car.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will conclude their quest toward Schatz’ 11th World of Outlaws championship on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The annual World Finals will cap the 2019 Series schedule headlined with a pair of $12,000-to-win programs.

With only eight markers separating Donny Schatz from championship leader, Brad Sweet, the Fargo, North Dakota-native will not only need to finish ahead of Sweet during each of the World Finals programs, but he will certainly need to distance himself from the Kasey Kahne Racing entry in the final feature rundowns.

World Finals action will commence with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday, November 7, followed by back-to-back World of Outlaws programs on Friday and Saturday, November 8 & 9.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 28, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 70
World of Outlaws Wins: 11
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 46
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 63

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CONTACT:
Photo: Michael Fry
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

 

 

McDOUGAL AND MARTIN BRING OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY LIST TO 42!

(Perris, CA, October 28, 2019) Entries from racing stars Jason McDougal and Mike Martin have brought the number of cars entered in the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction to 42. The high-profile race will be staged at Perris Auto Speedway on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

McDougal, who calls Tulsa, Oklahoma home, will be joining Southern California star Brody Roa in driving for longtime Southern California car owner Dwight Cheney. The 22-year-old is eighth in USAC National Sprint Car Series points heading into the Ovals. Thus far in 2019, he has one victory in the National Series. That win came during the “Eastern Swing” at the Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey on June 12th.

In the USAC National Midget Series, McDougal is currently 9th in the point standings with two victories. One of the wins came at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Nebraska on July 12th. His other triumph came a little over a week ago when he captured the series final Midwest race of the season at the Tri-state Speedway in Haubstaudt, Indiana.

Martin won the first-ever ASCS Sprint Car race at The PAS more than a decade ago. However, the Yuma, Arizona resident etched his place in PAS folklore in a race he was not even in!

The race was the 2015 Oval Nationals. One of the pre-race favorites, the late Bryan Clauson, blew an engine during the main event at the Friday night preliminary. Rather than throw in the towel, Clauson immediately jumped in his truck and drove to Arizona to borrow an engine from Martin. The popular driver turned right around and drove back to The PAS arriving in the morning. Clauson’s crew installed the borrowed engine and he took the power plant from the middle of the pack to win the main event.

This season, Martin has a win in the USAC Southwest Series at Canyon Speedway Park on June 8th and heads into the Oval Nationals fifth in the Southwest standings. The veteran driver has also contested several races in the CRA Series and is 13th in CRA points. His best finish at The PAS in 2019 has been a 10th on March 30th.

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ Mike Martin

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

42X Jason McDougal Tulsa, OK Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, 42 cars have entered with drivers from nine different states.

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session at the track on November 6th beginning at 5:00 P.M. Fans will be admitted free in the grandstands for the practice and the track will be serving $2.00 pizza, soda and beer.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there is no worry. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

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

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Johnny Herrera Returning To ASCS Action At Texas Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (October 28, 2019) Down to the final two events of the 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Johnny Herrera will slide behind the wheel of his Mesilla Valley Transportation/Champion Brands No. 45x at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1.
Johnny's fifth time behind the wheel in 2019, he is still committed to turning wrenches for Harli White during Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.
"I'm looking forward to this weekend. Just need to load the car up and head that way," stated Herrera. "It's the last race of the year, so everything pretty much is what it is, and I have enough people there to help that I'm not taking anything away from what I need to do with Harli."
In 20 race nights between the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Herrera has competed in all by one night of racing; having been absent in 2004. In a dozen events since 2012 with the American Sprint Car Series, the New Mexico shoe has made the cut in every A-Feature contested, including a win in 2016 with the ASCS Red River Region, seven top fives and nine top-ten finishes.
"I like TMS (Texas Motor Speedway). It's a track that I like and enjoy running there. I've got the on Regional win there, led a few National races, and finished second several times so I'm ready for it."
Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November at Texas Motor Speedway open at 6:00 P.M. with races slated to begin at 7:35 P.M. More information on Texas Motor Speedway, including ticket sales, can be found at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
The 2019 season marks the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
Season So Far:
Races: 4; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 1; Top 10's: 2; Top 15's: 3; Top 20's: 3
Coming Up:
Thursday, October 31 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ASCS National Tour
Friday, November 1 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ASCS National Tour
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
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Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rafter WM, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

THE CLOSER: CJB Wraps Up 2019 Season with Can-Am World Finals Mother Nature thwarts second day of Nittany Showdown at Port Royal

CARLISLE, PA. - October 28, 2019 - Mother Nature strikes again as the second day of the Nittany Showdown was canceled due to rain. Shane Stewart and the CJB team were able to compete on the opening day and registered a 17th place finish.

The team and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series took to the half mile oval on Friday, October 25th. The #5 team timed in 16th, finished 5th in his heat race, charged from 14th to 4th in the Last Chance Showdown before starting 22nd in the feature.

"Another tough night at Port Royal," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "It really stinks to lose yet another race to Mother Nature but it has just been one of those years."

The season finale is on tap for the CJB crew as they make their way to the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motorspeedway in Concord, North Carolina for the Can-Am World Finals, November 7th through the 9th. It will be the final pairing for the CJB team and Stewart and both are hoping to go out on top.

"Looking forward to Charlotte," said Stewart. "It is a tad bittersweet since it'll be my last race in the #5 car but a win would sure be nice.

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2019 STATS: Events: 77 Quick Times: 6 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 15 Top-10's: 36 Heat Race Wins: 12 Dash Wins: 5

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Johnny Herrera Returning To ASCS Action At Texas Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (October 28, 2019) Down to the final two events of the 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Johnny Herrera will slide behind the wheel of his Mesilla Valley Transportation/Champion Brands No. 45x at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1. Johnny's fifth time behind the wheel in 2019, he is still committed to turning wrenches for Harli White during Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. "I'm looking forward to this weekend. Just need to load the car up and head that way," stated Herrera. "It's the last race of the year, so everything pretty much is what it is, and I have enough people there to help that I'm not taking anything away from what I need to do with Harli." In 20 race nights between the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Herrera has competed in all by one night of racing; having been absent in 2004. In a dozen events since 2012 with the American Sprint Car Series, the New Mexico shoe has made the cut in every A-Feature contested, including a win in 2016 with the ASCS Red River Region, seven top fives and nine top-ten finishes. "I like TMS (Texas Motor Speedway). It's a track that I like and enjoy running there. I've got the on Regional win there, led a few National races, and finished second several times so I'm ready for it." Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November at Texas Motor Speedway open at 6:00 P.M. with races slated to begin at 7:35 P.M. More information on Texas Motor Speedway, including ticket sales, can be found at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com. The 2019 season marks the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com. Season So Far: Races: 4; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 1; Top 10's: 2; Top 15's: 3; Top 20's: 3 Coming Up: Thursday, October 31 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ASCS National Tour Friday, November 1 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ASCS National Tour Johnny Herrera Racing Online: Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2 Sponsor Highlight: Champion Brands: Champion Brands understands the complexities of doing business in today's market and is always looking for new and better ways to make your company more efficient and increase your bottom line. Quality products are more than a commitment at Champion; our high standards define the way we do business. Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rafter WM, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

SWEENEY RUSH 2019 "WEEKLY" SANCTIONED SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS CROWNED; A DIVERSIFIED GROUP OF DRIVERS FROM 17-61 YEARS OLD RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

October 28, 2019 (By Doug Kennedy)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...Once again the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance continued its strong forward momentum as the 2019 season will stand out as its most successful to date in Series history!

Nineteen different drivers, ranging in age from 17 to 61 years old, will be crowned champions at RUSH "weekly" sanctioned speedways throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Canada that saw an increase overall accumulated RUSH car counts in both "weekly" and "touring" competition this season.

"It was an amazing year," stated Series director Vicki Emig. "We have to thank the hundreds of RUSH racers who competed with us, as well as the 27 different promoters who opened their doors for RUSH-sanctioned events at their speedways and of course our numerous corporate marketing partners who made it possible for us to distribute well over a quarter million dollars in cash and valuable product to RUSH racers in 2019 for their efforts."

"One of the main objectives with the RUSH program is to enhances our weekly-sanctioned speedways programs with strong car counts and exciting racing week in and week out," continued Emig. "We were thrilled to see average weekly car counts increase in 2019 at the majority of our speedways; with most averaging 18-20+, and many at times well over that number; those numbers then drove the average Touring Marquee Event to a record average car count of 38 per event. These numbers stand strong in today's industry compared to other divisional car counts and we will continue to create additional programs around our Weekly Series that will ensure this stability and maintain the consistency that our racers have come to expect."

For 27 year old Matt Hill of Georgetown, DE, winning track championships at Delaware International Speedway is becoming a habit. Over the past five seasons Hill has driven to the top of the point standings at the Delmar half-mile. He also finished third in RUSH National Weekly Series points along with 10th in the Pace Performance "Summer Chase".

Hill became part of the RUSH Late Model program when Delaware became a RUSH sanctioned speedway in 2017. "I would rather run with RUSH than any other Series," Hill emphatically said. "It's improved our sport overall in our region. The "Battle of the Bay" which kicks off the RUSH Touring season featuring four straight nights of racing at four different speedways in the Mid-Atlantic is great! Those Tour events improve our area and makes a better racer out of you. Also, RUSH's teching program is top notch and ensures everything is legal, they have always watched out for their racers. It's a great Series for me with a great group of people running it. We're going to try for our sixth track championship next year."

At 37 years old, Chad Homan of Penfield, NY was the champion at Fulton (NY) Speedway this past season. Prior to his first title at Fulton, Homan won the championship twice at Humberstone Speedway (2017 & 2018). This is now his fourth season that he has raced under the RUSH banner and just recently ended his season winning his first career feature at Genesee Speedway on October 26. Homan was able to finish fifth in the National Weekly Series standings and sixth in the "Summer Chase"

"I love it compared to what I was doing before with the Modifieds," Homan said. "I love the weekly championship deal and I love being able to go to different racks and compete to win titles. They've (RUSH) given me a new lease on my racing career. I was stuck and running out of money racing Modifieds until the RUSH deal."

As for the future of RUSH, Homan said, "I think it's (RUSH) on the rise. Car counts continue to grow and with the level of competition also increasing there has been unbelievable racing with great finishes."

Darrell Bossard was able to garner back-to-back track championships at Conneaut, Ohio's Raceway 7 (2018 and 2019) plus was their 2016 champion. Bossard, a 20-year veteran with numerous championships in Stock Car competition as well of one Super Late title, has also won RUSH titles at Stateline Speedway in 2016 and 2018.

"I really like what RUSH is doing," stated the 35-year-old Centerville, Pa. racer. "I think the RUSH Late Model concept will continue to grow because of the different tracks involved and being able to travel; you can tell by the increase in car counts. The weekly tracks are gaining cars year after year after year. I don't think it's (RUSH) is going anywhere for a long time; the competition gets better every year and it's growing every year. I really like what RUSH is doing because of the way Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) have put forth extra stuff for the racers, which makes it worthwhile to go racing. I think RUSH will continue to grow in a positive manner."

Perhaps the most visible champion of 2019 is 29-year-old Max Blair- a good friend of Bossard's. The 29-year-old Centerville, Pa. driver won two RUSH track titles this year (Eriez and in a tie-breaker with Scott Gurdak- Stateline). Blair has 45 championships dating back to 2008, which includes 10 with RUSH. This past season, Blair posted 46 wins including six Tour wins with RUSH totaling $25,500 alone! His wins came in not only RUSH, but with World of Outlaws, ULMS, Ultimate North East, and also included the highest paying RUSH Series race when Blair won the Bill Emig Memorial on June 22, good for $10,000 to win.

"The whole crate racing deal is why I am where I am in racing today," said Blair, who will also earn $8,000 once again for winning RUSH's National Weekly and Summer Chase Championships. "There's no doubt about that. As for RUSH, it's a well-run deal, very professionally and I really enjoy racing with them and hopefully will get to do more next year. I think it (RUSH) will continue to get bigger and bigger."

One of the older drivers in the RUSH Late Model Series is 61-year-old Scott Gurdak of Bear Lake, Pa. Gurdak is one of several drivers that does double duty as he not only drives a RUSH Late Model for his sister Lori Hollabaugh, but also a RUSH Pro Mod for his brother Stacy.

He tied in points with Blair for the RUSH Late Model championship at Stateline, but ended up losing on a tie-breaker (Blair's three wins to Gurdak's one). Gurdak has five championships on his resume, including one other one at Stateline. He was also able to finish fourth in the Summer Chase this past season. Both he and Blair raced together at Stateline and Eriez and finished close to each other at both tracks. Gurdak admits that if Blair would have shown up for the final race of the season at Stateline, he wouldn't have had a chance to catch him in points. Gurdak also finished fourth in the Pro Mod points at Stateline.

As for RUSH, Gurdak said, "It's helps a lot as far as the Championship programs and the monies that are given back to the racers. I think they are doing a good job and should continue what they are doing."

Thirty-five year old Tim Snare of Huntingdon, Pa., who has 20 years of dirt track racing experience in various divisions, was the Dog Hollow Speedway track champion this past season. He won a Pure Stock title at Thunder Valley Speedway in 2004 then moved to a "358" Late Models, but found that it was too tough to compete on a limited budget.

"When crate racing kicked off at Dog Hollow we immediately saw it as a viable option for us to continue Late Model racing on a more level playing field," explained Snare. Snare runs a 10-year-old GM Performance 604 crate engine with a Bullet Chassis that he has been using since crate racing was introduced to Dog Hollow back in 2007."

"We love racing with RUSH because it gives us a platform to remain competitive with our older equipment. We appreciate a series that lets us race and win on a budget like ours," Snare said. He would like to see more tracks in the central part of the state join RUSH because it's tough to travel. "I haul two hours to get to Dog Hollow every week as the next closest track is Winchester and that is nearly three hours away."

Snare says that there are drivers who feel that the Limited Late Model division is the more budget friendly option to get into a Late Model, but for Snare that is not true. "I really think they are missing out on more cost-effective racing by not racing with RUSH and the higher purses and Championship programs that they offer."

Thirty-one year old J.J. Mazur of Batavia, NY, who has been racing for 17 years, captured the RUSH Late Model track championship at Genesee this past season. It was Mazur's third straight RUSH title at the New York track. Previously racing in a BRP Super Stock and spending money with not so great results prompted Mazur to sell his equipment and get into a RUSH Late Model.

"RUSH has definitely helped my racing program by taking me to tracks I might not have traveled to; pushing me out of my comfort zone and helping me to learn more about my car and grow as a driver," Mazur said. "I hope to see the RUSH program continue to grow in the future."

Thirty-seven year old Jason Knowles of Addison, NY will go down in history as the first ever RUSH Late Model champion at Woodhull (NY) Raceway. He also has two RUSH Late Model championships at Outlaw Speedway. Winning this year's championship was extra special for Jason because his father Larry has multiple Super Stock titles at Woodhull and his brother Brian a Street Stock title; and now Jason's 2019 RUSH Late Model Championship completes the circle.

"How many fathers and 'both' sons have won titles at the same track," expressed Knowles. "That was cool for me to accomplish that feat. "I think the biggest thing for RUSH is their uniting of the tracks with the same rules package. I think the car counts will continue to grow especially in our area."

At 54 years old, veteran driver Rob Pietz has been racing one way or another since he was 16. During his racing career, Pietz has driven "358" Modifieds, Super Late Models, "360" Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, and Street Stocks. To date, the Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada resident has three Humberstone Sprint Car titles, six Sportsman Championships, and now a RUSH Late Model title to complete the trifecta.

"I think the biggest thing that RUSH has given us is a level playing field and a rules package that they follow and police with checkups and follow-ups," stated Pietz. "I think it's a good strong organization that is here for the long haul."

Ben Policz of Rices Landing, Pa. won his first ever track championship by taking the Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway RUSH Late Model title in 2019. The 29-year-old been with RUSH since 2012.

"I think it's great what they (RUSH) have done," Policz said. "They've put together some great purses as well as the Weekly Championship program and Manufacturers Night. They police the RUSH rules package very well and it's nice that all the tracks I travel to are under the same rules package. I like that they are continuously growing and adding more tracks and would really like to see both Tyler County and Elkins Speedways in West Virginia join RUSH."

Ward Schell laid claim to the championship at the smallest of the RUSH-sanctioned tracks- the 1/4-mile bullring at Old Bradford (PA) Speedway. At 54 years old, Schell scored his second Bradford RUSH Late Model championship this season, the other coming in 2013 when he drove for the late Ron Baker. The Warren, Pa. resident likes what RUSH is doing.

"I really like the level playing field RUSH provides because it allows for all styles of racers to compete, as well as the overall stability of the Series" Schell said. "And I really like what they bring in for products at the annual Manufacturers Night."

Schell plans on defending his track championship for 2020. "I think the future is coming on very strong for RUSH," Schell continued. "The Series definitely has helped give racers another avenue to go without incurring all the expenses."

Forty-five year old Darren Alvey of Clements, MD has been racing since 2011. In 2013, Alvey won the Street Stock championship at Potomac Speedway and won RUSH Late Model titles in 2017 and now for 2019.

"I think it's the best series going right now," Alvey emphatically said. "I think it's one of the best series to race with and the ones in charge care for the drivers and the teams. I see the Series expanding with a few more tracks coming on board and continued bigger paying races coming up."

The youngest Late Model champion for this season was 17-year-old Devin Brannon. The 2018 RUSH "Futures Cup" Champion backed that title up with the 2019 Winchester Speedway track title. He is the son of Mid-Atlantic standout, Allen Brannon, whose career has spanned 27 years.

"He's come a long way in the last three years," Allen said of his son. "He's been racing since he was 13 and has really stepped it up this year; he's done an awesome job. I think the RUSH Series is a good deal.- she's (Vicki) got a good thing going. It's a very competitive class with good car counts and it's good racing. We need to keep it going."

Allen would like to see his son get more experience on different tracks and may be the case according to his son Devin. "I like the Series," Devin said. "The 'Battle of the Bay' with four races at four different tracks is great! I like the Series and look forward to Touring with RUSH and travelling in 2020."

Nate Hartzell of Eldred, Pa. has been racing for only four years, having spent his first year in a Street Stock before transferring to a RUSH Pro Mod. This season he won his very first track championship as he captured Old Bradford Speedway's Pro Mod title- something that he is very proud.

"It's definitely cool to accomplish something like that especially against the guys we run against, but it makes you hungry for more and push harder for next season," said the 30-year-old Hartzell. "I don't think we would be where we are if it wasn't for RUSH. I really feel that if we could pick up a couple more tracks for our Pro Mod division the number of drivers would quickly double."

Dennis Lunger, Jr. is truly a veteran of the racetracks. At 51 years old, the Albion, Pa. resident has raced Spectator Stocks, Outlaw Cadets, Outlaw E-Mod, Super Late Models, RUSH Crate Late Model, and most recently RUSH Pro Mods. Lunger has won two Late Model championships at Sharon, Raceway 7, and Humberstone! He also won an E-Mod and Pro Mod championship at Stateline with the latter one coming this past season.

"I like the series a lot," Lunger said, who now has won the $3,500 RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Championship for three straight years. "It's fantastic and the most economical class of anything racing today."

Thirty-year old Tyler Dietz of Saxonburg, Pa. won his first Lernerville Speedway track championship this past year. Dietz, who is the owner of Dietz Fabrication, has been racing since he was 15. He started in Micro Sprints before transferring to a Crate Late Model. After four years with the Late Model, he took some time off and got into the Stock division in 2015.

"I think (RUSH) has given a lot of people a chance to race again especially if they were on the verge of getting out of the sport," said Dietz, who has now won the $1,000 RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Championship two years in a row. "RUSH has helped keep people involved and continue to race, and that's a good thing."

Zach Morrow of Gibsonia, Pa. began his racing career at age 13 in go-karts before moving up to Mod Lites. Morrow, who has also raced a "410" Sprint Car on a limited basis in recent years, captured the RUSH Sprint Car title at PPMS. Morrow finished third in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship in the inaugural 2018 season and improved one spot in points this past season to earn $2,500.

Now 29, Morrow says the RUSH Sprint Series is a very competitive class with lots great racing with two and three-wide racing as well as close finishes. "RUSH has given me the ability to race every week without breaking the bank," Morrow said. "Overall maintenance on the RUSH Sprint is minimal compared to the '410'. I hope the class continue to grow."

Kole Holden, 20, of Tiona, Pa. won his second Sharon Speedway RUSH Sportsman Modified Championship. His previous championships came in 2017 when he captured both Sharon and PPMS championships. Holden is also the 2015 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Futures Cup Champion and prestigious Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year. He just completed his fifth season in a Modified, having raced go-karts since he was eight, where he also achieved great success competing nationally. "I definitely like the affordability of the RUSH Series and the competitiveness- there's a lot of close racing," said Holden. "I also like the guys who compete in the Series. I think it will continue to grow, as it has since I started with the Series, with more and more drivers in the future."

Chas Wolbert has been racing for 12 years, almost half his life. With his 2019 track title in the RUSH Sportsman Mods, the 25-year-old Wolbert is now a back-to-back champion at PPMS. Prior to his time in the Sportsman Modifieds, Wolbert has raced Go-Karts, Dwarf Cars, and Mod Lites. Wolbert is now the all-time winningest RUSH Sportsman Modified driver in Series history with 22 victories overtaking Greg Martin and Rocky Kugel, who were tied for the most at 19 entering the 2019 season.

"I started with RUSH four years ago," said Wolbert, who tied for second in the 2019 Hovis Weekly Series points and was fourth in the Hovis Tour standings. "It's been a great pleasure racing with the RUSH Series. First off, it's economical; the GM Performance crate engine is reliable and allows you to be versatile at different tracks. I have nothing but good to say about the RUSH Series and Vicki and Mike. They bend over backwards for their racers and have established a reputable series that allows us to race at various tracks. I see it continuing to grow and expand every year as it has in the past and hopefully for our division into another state or two."

In addition to the individual track championships, RUSH also tabulates a "Track Pack" bonus program for weekly-sanctioned RUSH Late Model tracks where the top five in RUSH member points share $800; this program alone added an additional $10,400 in the "weekly" program!

The following drivers earned the 2019 $300 RUSH Member "Track Pack" Championships: Sparky White (Delaware), Tim Snare, Jr. (Dog Hollow), Scott Gurdak (Eriez & Stateline), Chad Homan (Fulton & Humberstone), J.J. Mazur (Genesee), Ward Schell (Bradford), Ben Policz (Pittsburgh), Darren Alvey (Potomac), Darrell Bossard (Raceway 7), Devin Brannon (Winchester), and Kurt Stebbins (Woodhull).

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Sets World of Outlaws Quick Time Before Rain Washes Out Nittany Showdown Finale

Inside Line Promotions – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 28, 2019) – Kerry Madsen left the Nittany Showdown with a smile on his face last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

The KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports driver set quick time in his group and was tied for the quickest time in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series qualifying out of the 48 competitors racing at the half-mile oval. It was his second quick time of the season with the World of Outlaws.

Unfortunately, rain began falling before heat race competition and washed out the remainder of the night.

“It was a rocket ship,” Madsen said of his sprint car. “We were disappointed it rained out, but we were happy to come out and be quick time after the night before. It’s a new car and it felt pretty good. That should translate well to Charlotte in a couple weeks.”

The stout qualifying effort was a huge difference from Friday’s Nittany Showdown opener.

“We had a mechanical issue and something wasn’t quite right,” Madsen said. “It happened on the opening lap of qualifying and we got no time. If there was a smaller amount of cars you would have replaced it and started at the back. But with that field and track we were better off to figure out what happened and make sure it was right for Saturday.”

The team scratched from the remainder of Friday’s program.

The season is scheduled to conclude Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws.

SEASON STATS –

57 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 27 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Kraig Kinser Gains Half Dozen Positions During Nittany Showdown Feature

Inside Line Promotions – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 28, 2019) – Kraig Kinser was tied for the third-most cars passed on Friday during the Nittany Showdown main event.

It was a good finish after a tough start to the night as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicked off a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway. Kinser qualified 13th quickest in his group before he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race.

“It was a tough race,” he said. “We missed locking into the feature through the heat by one and got in a wreck in the B Main. On the first lap of the B Feature we got in a wreck. We were a victim of circumstances there. I didn’t see much of anything. Cars in front of me where getting together and I couldn’t get around them.”

Kinser used a provisional to start at the back of the field in the main event after the DNF in the Last Chance Showdown. He gained a half-dozen positions to finish 19th.

“We’ll take what we can from it,” he said. “We started from the back and there wasn’t much of an option other than to move forward.”

Saturday’s event finale started off well, but rain ended the night early after qualifying.

“We were eighth in qualifying in our group,” Kinser said. “We were in a good position starting fourth in a heat race that took five. That’s just the way it went. Rain started earlier than what we thought.”

The team will take this weekend off before wrapping up the World of Outlaws season Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals.

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 25 – Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: DNF (9); Feature: 19 (25).

SEASON STATS –

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 27 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Crow Enterprises

Crow Enterprises has more than 20 years of experience manufacturing safety equipment for the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.CrowEnterprises.com.

“I’ve been with Crow Enterprises since I started racing,” Kinser said. “I’m really comfortable being strapped in with their belts. It’s nice not having to worry about safety and to be able to concentrate on racing whenever you’re in the seat. All of their equipment is the top of the line.”

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

 

 

Chase Johnson Earns First Career USAC Western States Midget Victory

Inside Line Promotions – VENTURA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2019) – Chase Johnson continued to reach new heights during his breakout season as he captured his ninth triumph of the year last Saturday at Ventura Raceway.

Johnson made the most of his debut with Rodela/Malloy by earning his first career USAC Western States midget victory. It was his second midget win of the year and third of his career.

“Right away I was really comfortable in the car,” Johnson said. “They have great, top-of-the-line stuff. I knew we had a good shot at doing well. I felt like if I did my job correctly we’d have no issues with the car and would be in good shape. That’s exactly what happened. We were fastest in hot laps.”

Johnson qualified fourth quickest before he powered from fifth to win a heat race.

“We made our way to the front in a hurry,” he said. “I think we were in the lead by Lap 3 or Lap 4. It shows how fast the car was. You had to finish in the top four in the heat to be in the feature inversion.”

A six-car inversion lined Johnson up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

“On the first start coming out of the second corner we had the lead,” he said. “I had a great start, but there was a yellow and we had a complete restart. The second time around everyone caught on to my moves so they got a better start and I didn’t get as good of a start. I fell back to fourth and ran there for a lap or two. We slowly made our way forward. We got to second within the first five laps. I had to be patient in traffic. That was a big thing because of how many cars there were. There weren’t any yellows after the initial start. I had to be patient and take care of the car.”

Johnson took the top spot near the midpoint of the race and he cruised to Victory Lane.

“Once we took the lead we made good decisions in traffic and stayed clean and nobody really challenged us,” he said.

Johnson will make his final winged sprint car start of the season this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 26 – Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (3).

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL –

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – PitStopUSA.com

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

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

 

 

Martin Motorsports Selects Reutzel for VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions – ANGELTON, Texas (Oct. 28, 2019) – Caleb Martin has hand-picked a fellow Texan to pilot his sprint car this week during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

Aaron Reutzel will be behind the wheel of the Martin Motorsports No. 51 this Thursday and Friday when Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

“My first time to a race track when I was 11 or 12 my best friend’s grandpa hauled Aaron’s dad’s car to the track,” Martin said. “I think it’s cool that Aaron and I grew up racing together. When I was 15-years-old at the track racing mini sprints he was 10-years-old racing junior sprints and restrictors. He’d ride behind me on the four wheelers and do wheelies. When I went off to college and came back he was in mini sprints. He went off and did the sprint cars a few years before me. We’ve stayed in contact.”

Reutzel, who has 18 feature triumphs this season, will be the first driver other than Martin to drive for the team, which was created in 2009. Martin has three micro sprint wins in four starts and one sprint car triumph in five starts this year.

“I’ll be there for customers for the NASCAR race so I wouldn’t be able to focus on driving,” Martin said. “I want to sit back and enjoy the sponsors and customers and the event without the stress of driving.”

Reutzel has enjoyed success during the event, winning in 2016. He also posted a third-place outing in 2017 and fourth-place finishes in 2015 and 2013.

“The goal is a top three both nights and hopefully at least one win,” Martin said. “We have Tim Courmier crew chiefing. He’s been on the road for a lot of big professional teams. With him doing the setup, Aaron doing the driving and me pitching in my two cents, I think that will be a pretty good recipe for a good finish.”

UP NEXT –

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.CalebMartin.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crmartin51

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Corning

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science with a 168-year track record of life-changing inventions, including being a leading manufacturer of fiber optics and connectors. For more information, visit http://www.Corning.com.

“They’ve been with us since the 305 sprint car days and have grown with us in the 360s,” Martin said. “They’ve been a great partner and have helped the growth of Martin Motorsports.”

Martin would also like to thank B&E Resources, Hidden Oaks Events, U Stor It and Texan Powder Coating for their continued support.

 

 

Jake Wheeler Win October 26th ISCS At Siskiyou Golden Speedway

By Ben Deatherage

(Photo Courtesy of SC Images)

Yreka, California- The Interstate Sprint Car Series had a rare last-minute added non-point event on Saturday, October 26th. The group paid a visit to the ¼-mile clay oval for the first time since being rebranded a Limited Sprint tour, in 2018. All entries making the journey were based out of the state of Oregon.

Newberg racer Scotty Fox got off to a hot start in the main event. Fox, in his Yreka debut, paced the field for the opening two laps. Truman Winningham, of Central Point, took over the top spot on the third trip around the flag stand. Winningham held down the position until lap eleven when Jake Wheeler, also of Central Point, put together an incredible run.

Jake Wheeler dominated for the balance of the distance to win his second career ISCS main event for car owner Ron Osborn. Truman Winningham was second over third finishing Scotty Fox. Roseburg’s Anthony Pope got fourth while in fifth would be Tyrell Mead, of Winston.

Race Results:

Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Siskiyou Golden Speedway

Yreka, California

Fast Timers: Truman Winningham (1), Anthony Pope (2)

Heat Race Winners: Steven Snawder (1), Tyrell Mead (2)

A-Feature: 1. Jake Wheeler; 2. Truman Winningham; 3. Scotty Fox; 4. Anthony Pope; 5. Tyrell Mead; 6. Steve Snawder; 7. Cooper Desbiens; 8. Brody Sim

 

 

Donny Schatz wins at Port Royal, closes championship gap to eight points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 25th & 26th Event: Nittany Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 1st (1st) Saturday: Cancelled/Rain

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 9704 points (8 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 28, 2019) - For a third consecutive season, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, is a Series winner at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The victory, an $8,000 share, raised Schatz’ season win total to 11, now within eight points of the 2019 World of Outlaws championship, which comes to a close with World Finals action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, was practically invincible during his Friday night visit to the Juniata County Fairgrounds with his only ‘defeat’ occurring during qualifying time trials; timing fifth overall in the first of two qualifying groups.

Before conquering all 30 laps during feature competition, Schatz earned victories during his respective heat race and dash.

Unfortunately, Schatz was unable to work for a Nittany Showdown sweep, as Mother Nature stepped in and forced Saturday’s World of Outlaws program to be cancelled.

“We just got to focus on what we do,” a modest Schatz said in Victory Lane at Port Royal Speedway. “There isn’t anything I can do to affect what he does. We never won a championship worrying about who we’re racing against or what they were doing. Obviously, what these (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are doing is working. They made all the right changes to the car.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will conclude their quest toward Schatz’ 11th World of Outlaws championship on Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The annual World Finals will cap the 2019 Series schedule headlined with a pair of $12,000-to-win programs.

With only eight markers separating Donny Schatz from championship leader, Brad Sweet, the Fargo, North Dakota-native will not only need to finish ahead of Sweet during each of the World Finals programs, but he will certainly need to distance himself from the Kasey Kahne Racing entry in the final feature rundowns.

World Finals action will commence with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday, November 7, followed by back-to-back World of Outlaws programs on Friday and Saturday, November 8 & 9.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 28, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 70 World of Outlaws Wins: 11 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 46 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 63

 

 

The Shark Tallies Spooktacular Top 5 with Worden Family Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker has been a Top-5 machine as of late, and the same remained true on Saturday night as he charged to a fifth place finish at Marysville Raceway aboard the Worden Family Racing No. 63 car.

“I was really happy to get the call from Ivan and Jane Worden to pilot their car on Saturday night,” Sean Becker said. “I was hoping for some redemption after crashing out the last time we race, but I just couldn’t get through traffic how I would have liked.”

Timing the No. 63 machine in seventh fastest amongst the 29 cars packed into the pit area for the annual Spooktacular event, Becker would charge from his second row heat race starting position to pick up a second place finish and transfer directly into the feature event.

Missing out on a spot inside the redraw, Becker would line up 11th in the 25-lap feature event. With the start of the race slowed by stoppages, Becker would get going once the race got into a bit of a flow. Able to navigate his way through the Top-10, “The Shark” would pounce late to crack the Top-Five.

Battling with Blake Carrick and Jake Haulot in the closing stages of the race, Becker would keep the fifth spot at the line and pocket his 21st Top-5 of the season.

“We continued to get better each and every time we hit the track, and I think that shows,” Becker added. “Again, grateful for the opportunity to run the No. 63 cars, I always feel so fast when I run their car.”

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-8, Top 5’s- 21, Top-10’s- 34

ON TAP: Becker will be in action on Friday, November 1st in Stockton, CA with Worden Family Racing, before climbing back in the Monhoff Racing No. 88 entry on Saturday November 2nd for the SCCT Finale at Stockton Dirt Track.

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.


 

Shane Hopkins Second at Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off his first go at the Trophy Cup, Shane Hopkins and his team made the trip to Marysville Raceway for the Spooktacular on Saturday night and had quite the night that ended with a second place finish.

“I have to thank my dad, Matt, and Jeremy for all of their help on Saturday night,” Shane Hopkins said. “We had a really good night going, and I just made the wrong call for the feature and Andy Forsberg got by us late.”

Making only his second start at Marysville Raceway, Hopkins got off to a very nice start as he timed the High Sierra Industries/ARP/ADCO backed No. 21 machine in 4th quickest amongst the 29 drivers checked in for the annual event.

Overcoming an issue early in his heat race, Hopkins would pick up a fourth place finish which would prove good enough to move him into the all important redraw. As luck would have it, the Placerville, CA driver would pull the two pill and line up on the front row to start the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up alongside Blake Carrick, Hopkins would take advantage of a Carrick wheelie, and take the early lead before a slew of stoppages hindered his pace.

Enduring countless restarts, Hopkins continued to lead the way but Andy Forsberg was picking up positions and setting Hopkins up for a battle up front. Keeping the veteran at bay for 14 laps, Forsberg would find his way around Hopkins on the 15th lap though Hopkins would not go away quietly.

Hanging with the veteran, Hopkins would try to get back into the lead but would come up short as he would take the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“I just got us a little too tight and it hurt us,” Hopkins said. “We were pretty good, but being a little tight, and all the restarts just didn’t equate for us. Bummed to come up short, but still a very good night for our race team.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, ARP, ADCO, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, El Dorado Disposal, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, MD Builders, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-29, Wins-1, Top-5’s-4, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP- Hopkins is looking for a car to run on Friday night at Stockton Dirt Track, and is currently scheduled to be in his machine on Saturday night for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

 

 

Blake Carrick 4th at Marysville Raceway’s Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running close to home on Saturday night, Blake Carrick’s star was shining at Marysville Raceway as the Lincoln, CA product picked up a fourth place finish at the annual Spooktacular.

“I am really happy with the Top-5, but kind of mad at myself for a couple mistakes that knocked us off the podium,” Blake Carrick said. “Good night for us for sure, big thanks to the guys for giving me a good car.”

Checking in to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for a relative ‘Home Game’, Blake Carrick got the night started off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Though not the time he was hoping for, it was good enough to put Carrick on the front row of his heat race and in a good spot to make the redraw. Taking advantage of his starting position, Carrick would take care of the task at hand as he picked up the win and went on to pull the one pill in the re-draw.

Leading the field to green by way of his draw, Carrick would get the initial jump over Shane Hopkins, but a wheel stand would see Hopkins overtake him and put him in the runner up position.

A slew of stoppages saw Carrick continue to hang around in second as he chased after Hopkins for the top spot, but just couldn’t quite get to him. As the laps clicked off, Carrick would admittedly make a couple of mistakes that allowed Andy Forsberg and Cole Macedo to get by him as he found himself back in fourth.

Keeping the Carrick Racing machine in the Top-5, Carrick would fend Sean Becker off and take the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

“Fun night to race close to home and get a Top-5,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to our next race.”

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

ON TAP: Blake was unsure of what exactly his plan would be for Stockton Dirt Track this weekend.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11

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

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13 DIFFERENT WINNERS HIGHLIGHT 2019 NATIONAL MIDGET CAMPAIGN

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (October 25, 2019) – In a year where the single-season wins record was snapped, the cars and stars of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League still found a way to offer boat loads of parity in 2019. Sending 13 different winners to victory lane, this year’s campaign is tied for the fourth-most diverse season in league history, only behind 2012 (18 winners), 2005 (18 winners), and 2013 (14 winners).

Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. led the way with a whopping 12 triumphs, beating Christopher Bell’s 11-win run in 2014 as the winningest single-season in POWRi National Midget League history. Appearing in victory lane at nine different tracks, the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 topped all in four different states. His record-breaking season saw victories at I-44 Riverside (Okla.) Speedway, Lucas Oil (Mo.) Speedway, Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway, Fayette County (Ill.) Speedway, Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, Angell Park (Wisc.) Speedway, Spoon River (Ill.) Speedway, Macon (Ill.) Speedway, and Belle-Clair (Ill.) Speedway.

Recording a four-win campaign, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. turned in a career-year in 2019. Racing for his father Jim Neuman, he found a pair of victories at Valley (Mo.) Speedway and Macon Speedway in July aboard the BRANDT, Spike/SR-11 No. 3N. Taking over driving duties for the Steve Reynolds Racing, Lucas Oil, Ripper/Fontana No. 21KS in September, Neuman guided Team Ripper to wins at Belle-Clair Speedway in September and a chaotic win at Southern Illinois Raceway in October.

Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. claimed a pair of wins on his way to not only Rookie of the Year honors, but the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship. The Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, IWX Motor Freight, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 topped feature action at Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway in July and then I-30 (Ark.) Speedway in October.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. inched closer to the top of the all-time wins chart, taking wins at I-44 Riverside Speedway in March and Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway in June. Taking two different cars to victory lane, Bell won at I-44 with Keith Kunz in the Spectra Premium, Bullet/Toyota No. 21, but was dominant at Lincoln aboard a Chad Boat owned Pristine Auction, Bullet/Toyota No. 84.

Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. returned for Ironman Weekend at I-55 (Mo.) Raceway and pulled off a superb sweep at the 1/3rd mile. Running a Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Safelite, Bullet/Toyota No. 97, Abreu romped to back-to-back wins, extending his career total to 12 POWRi National Midget wins.

Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. soared into the top ten of the all-time wins chart with a pair of victories on his 2019 resume. Competing in his family-owned equipment with dad Brian Thomas on the wrenches, “TT” took the BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T to victory lane at Belle-Clair Speedway in July and Lake Ozark Speedway in August.

A pair of Clauson-Marshall Racing teammates rumbled to back-to-back wins in August, as Zeb Wise drove the Driven 2 Save Lives, Spike/SR-11 No. 39BC to the win at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway followed by Tyler Courtney’s triumph at Lincoln Speedway in the NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17JR.

Along with Colwell, a pair of additional first-time winners broke through in the form of Oklahoman’s Jonathan Beason and Ace McCarthy. Beason of Broken Arrow, Okla. beat Christopher Bell in an instant classic to win the Turnpike Challenge finale at Port City Raceway. McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. piloted the Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling, Spike/SR-11 No. 28 to his first triumph at Valley Speedway in July.

“T-Mez” Thomas Meseraull towered at Lake Ozark Speedway in September with a win aboard the RMS Racing, Envirofab, Spike/Toyota No. 7X. Austin Brown of Millstadt, Ill. was the hometown hero in May, landing the victory at nearby Belle-Clair Speedway. Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. scored his third-career feature in October with a wire-to-wire win at Jacksonville Speedway aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Craftsman, Bullet/Toyota No. 71K.

All in all, the 2019 campaign was a parity-filled party for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Tying the mark for the fourth-most diverse season in league history, only three other years (2012, 2005, 2013) have ever offered more winners.

Leading into season 16, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League aims for bigger and better than ever with 2020 on the horizon. Details such as the 2019 championship banquet and the 2020 schedule will be released as finalized.

For more information on POWRi Racing, visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, or follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram.

 


NEW BATCH OF 2019 POWRI CHAMPIONS DECIDED

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (October 24, 2019) – With the cancellation of this weekend’s Sooner Fall Nationals at Creek County Speedway, the 2019 Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi) Racing season has officially come to an end. A trio of new champions forged their way to the front in their respective divisions, while one driver locked down back-to-back titles.

With the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, 19-year old Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. secured his first career championship in his first full season of competition. The winner of the 2018 KKM Giveback Classic, Colwell claimed his ride with Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports and immediately capitalized on the opportunity. Driving the IWX Motor Freight, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71, Colwell competed in 29 features this season while winning twice at Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway on July 14 and at I-30 (Ark.) Speedway on October 19. He also recorded 15 top-five finishes and 26 top-ten runs while outlasting Zach Daum (-350), Jake Neuman (-980), Daison Pursley (-1,060), and Holley Hollan (-1,230) in the points.

In the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League, it was 17-year old Gunner Ramey of Sedalia, Mo. earning his first career POWRi championship. Driving the Driven Midwest No. 14G, Ramey used an impressive model of consistency to win back-to-back titles for D1 Chassis. Although victory lane eluded him in 2019, the Missouri teenager was a nightly threat for the win and proved that with countless podium appearances. In all, Ramey ran 17 POWRi Micro races this season and finished top-five in 12 of those and ran top-ten in 14 features. Trailing the up-and-coming champ in points was Joe B. Miller (-370), Harley Hollan (-460), Trevin Littleton (-860), and Luke Veradi (1,600).

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League championship was a championship dominated from start-to-finish, as Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. controlled the top spot all season long. Already the 2012 POWRi National Midget League champion, Felker’s feat of winning the West this year makes him the first driver in POWRi history to take both titles. Piloting the Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S, Felker was the man to beat each night, finding victory lane on five occasions, finishing top-five 15 times, and recording 20 top-ten results in 26 races. Behind Felker in the West standings was Hank Davis (-1,340), Noah Gass (-3,450), Kade Morton (-3,660), and Blake Edwards (-3,800).

Concluding their 2019 season over a month ago at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League crowned 19-year old Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, Mo. the champion for the second-straight year. Winning back-to-back titles, Kreisel became the first-ever multi-time champion in WAR’s eight-year history. Aboard the Rick Smith owned No. 90, Kreisel drove to three victories at Valley (Mo.) Speedway in June and back-to-back wins at Belle-Clair (Ill.) Speedway and St. Francois County (Mo.) Speedway in July. A collection of nine top-five finishes and 13 top-ten runs in 18 features led Kreisel to the top spot in a historically tight points race. Chasing him in the points standings was Kory Schudy (-11), Wesley Smith (-192), Korey Weyant (-337) and Slater Helt (-402).

For now, the focus turns to preparing for the 2019 POWRi Champions Banquet. More details such as date and venue will be announced in the near future.

Schedules are already coming together for the 2020 campaign and will be released as finalized.

 

 

Chalk Stix Acquires Schroeder Torsion Bars

Today the owners of Chalk Stix are pleased to announce the acquisition of Schroeder Torsion Bars from MiddleGround Capital. Schroeder Torsion Bars has a proud 60-year heritage of innovation and the quality manufacturing of torsion bars and sway bars. The company was acquired in 2015 by PAC Racing and then MiddleGround earlier this year. The entire operation will move into a new state of the art manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. Current inventory has been carefully inspected and tested with the intention of shipping orders by the end of next week from our new facility. “We intend to build on the Schroeder legacy by manufacturing the highest quality products that the Schroeder family would be proud to put their stamp of approval on.” stated partner Garrett Andrews “We will continue to manufacture the Chalk Stix line using the same materials and heat treat specs our customers have come to rely on. The Schroeder brand will be made using the equipment, material specs and process its legacy was built on. Having both brands under one roof will provide several benefits for our customers, while maintaining each brand’s unique identity.” Andrews continued “I’ve known the Schroeder family since I was a teenager and it’s an honor to help continue their winning tradition.” Customers should be on the lookout for new social media channels and a website in the coming weeks. We invite all past and future customers to stop and see us at the PRI Show in booth 4311. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can email chalkstix@hotmail.com or call (765) 438-3810 or (765) 452-9202 for further assistance.

 

 

Creek County Sooner Fall Nationals/Season Championship Cancelled

Belleville, IL – With the threat of impending weather on Thursday and Saturday this weekend, and with the amount of travel for by fans, teams, and officials, the Season Championship Sooner Fall Nationals at Creek County Speedway have been cancelled.

With teams planning to travel to Creek County Speedway from all across the United States to partake in the Inaugural Sooner Fall Nationals and the gloomy forecast of rain threatening to bookend the weekend, the decision has been made to save teams the expense of traveling to what appears to be an imminent rain out.

“It has been a long, successful season,” commented Kenny Brown. “Nobody hates ending the season on a rainout more than me, but I would rather be realistic with all the teams that are traveling to Oklahoma with the hopes of racing. The way the forecast looks and in light of the past weekends of overtly rough race tracks, I’d rather end the season this way than with everyone at the track watching it rain.”

With the cancellation of the Sooner Fall Nationals, the 2019 season has concluded for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro League. New champions will be crowned at the 2019 banquet, with big congratulations to Jesse Colwell, 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion, Andrew Felker, 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League champion, and Gunner Ramey, 2019 POWRi Engler Machine & Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro League champion.

 

 

JA Pleased With 7th Place Finish at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Country Builders Racing No. 88 entry at the 26th Annual Trophy Cup, Jonathan Allard would end up 7th in the final standings when the prestigious event came to a close.

“It truly took a village at the Trophy Cup, and I truly have to thank each and every person that made it all possible,” Jonathan Allard said. “To compete at the Trophy Cup in the iconic Weldon Offill No. 88, and be in the mix was just awesome. To have Randy Furr and Willie Croft Racing let us run their engines meant a lot. Jayson Bright was instrumental in us getting to the track with his truck and trailer. I also have to thank Dillon Paddock, and David Aguilar for their help in the pits, and a big thanks to Keith and Kim Offill and everyone at Team KO for allowing me to compete.”

With Thursday night getting off to a great start, Allard looked to have a good points night going until a engine issue sidelined him in the feature event.

With Willie Croft Racing offering up an engine, Allard was able to try again on Friday night, and ran very well.

Timing in third fastest in his time trial flight, JA would race his way into the feature event where his fourth place finish set him up very well for the Saturday night finale.

Running fourth in his Saturday night heat race, Allard would find himself sixth in points heading into the 50-lap feature event. Lining up 15th in the feature event, Allard would pick up a few positions as his 12th place finish placed him seventh in the final standings.

“It felt great to get back in a car this year and really be in the mix each time we rolled out,” Allard said. “I definitely feel like I can still get it done behind the wheel, and really thank the Country Builders team for believing in me.”

Allard would like to thank Country Builders Construction, Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Maas Brothers Powdercoating, Offill Family Farms, Walker Performance Filtration, Brown and Miller, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, Red Line Oil, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

ON TAP: JA returns to crew chief duty on November 1st and 2nd with Kyle Offill at Stockton Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Stelter, Booth, Gioia, Graves, and Rowlee Make Up Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame Class of 2019

OSWEGO, NY (October 24, 2019) - The latest class of Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame will be inducted at the track’s banquet scheduled for this Saturday, October 26 in Oswego’s Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center.

Making up the twenty second class of Oswego’s storied hall are driver Bobby Stelter, car owner Clyde Booth, crew members Don Gioia and Andy Graves, and longtime chief starter and track employee, Clyde Rowlee.

Stelter, one of the more popular Supermodified drivers in Oswego’s history, accounted for a total of six feature wins and 43 top five finishes during his long career. A Syracuse native, Bob made his first Oswego appearance in 1967 driving a car he had purchased from Bob Dorsey of Ohio.

One year later, Stelter got his first shot as a driver in the former ‘Woodshed 44’ owned by John Pallotta and Jim DeLucia. He won his first feature in ‘69, and spent a total of four years with that team before a brief stint in the Bill Wright ‘10-Pins’ in 1973.

When Stelter and Wright parted ways, Ron Buckner was the next car owner to offer Bobby a chance which certainly paid off. Stelter won four times for Buckner in 1973 and 1974, and finished second in the ‘74 International Classic to Jim Shampine.

After spending a short time driving for his brother in 1976 and 1977 and eventually Jack Tobin in 1978, Stelter found his way back to the Solvay team in 1979 when he began driving the team’s new offset car. He won with that piece in 1980 before returning in 1987 for his final season.

The legendary Clyde Booth needs little introduction to Oswego’s fans. Booth emerged as a Supermodified car owner in 1969 and has since fielded rides for upwards of a dozen drivers including track champions Shampine, Warren Coniam, Pat Abold, and Dave Shullick Jr.

Booth owned race cars; and of course the self-built ‘Silver Bullet’ made famous by Mike Ordway, have amassed 31 victories at the Speedway. His most famous creation was practically dominant whenever it showed up in the early 2000’s. Ordway and Booth won the Classic together in ‘03.

Joining his father Steve Sr. and brother Steve Jr. in the Hall of Fame this year is a former driver, crew member and also a current employee; Don Gioia. Gioia crewed for Steve through all 26 of his victories including their most memorable; the 1976 International Classic.

Four years later, Gioia spent a season in his brother’s backup car and finished a fine twelfth place in his only attempt at the Intl’ Classic. He then crewed until the end of his brother’s career in 1997 before later going on to assist Jeff West, Jeff Holbrook, and Double Deuce Racing.

These days, Gioia can still be found all over the Speedway grounds. He helps however he can whether it be cutting grass, lending a hand at the tiki bar, and right down to picking up trash. Don simply loves the sport, and hopes to be involved for many years to come.

Son of Supermodified legend Fred Graves, Andy Graves began his days in motorsports at the Oswego Speedway, but has since found success in the highest levels of our sport; winning the Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and US Nationals at least once or more under various titles.

Spending much of his childhood at the Oswego Speedway, Graves helped to build his family’s Supermodified Chassis in the early to mid-80’s. He eventually bought the Graves Speed Shop in 1988, before moving to Charlotte to work for Hendrick Motorsports in 1990.

After nine years in NASCAR working with names such as Gordon, Rudd, Craven, and Terry Labonte, Graves accepted a position as team manager for Chip Ganassi in 2000 when he won the Indianapolis 500 with Juan Pablo Montoya.

Finally, Graves was hired at Toyota in 2006 where he was promoted to his current role as Chief Technical Developer. There, he has continued to make Oswego proud, winning both NASCAR and NHRA championships with Kyle Busch, Del Worsham, Martin Truex Jr, and JR Todd.

The final two inductees of the 22nd class of Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame are longtime track employees; Dawn and Clyde Rowlee. The Rowlee’s were involved with the Speedway from the very beginning with Clyde serving as a track steward and Dawn as a scorer.

Clyde spent three years as a steward before being promoted to the chief starter in 1961, and was the only flagman to flag from the stand on both the front stretch wall as well as the track’s infield where it was moved in 1967. For all seven years, Dawn continued to score.

Dawn and Clyde both retired from Oswego in the late 60’s and have since passed on. Now, Clyde joins all other full-time chief starters in Oswego’s Hall of Fame: Willie Hackett, Rowlee, Norm Bacon, Bruce Lee, Jerry Kritzman, and Don Forbes.

These inductees will be honored at the Speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet scheduled for this Saturday, October 26 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center. Cocktail hour will be at 5pm with dinner at 6pm and awards to follow.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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

 

 

"A GREAT FEELING..."

Sills reflects on initial book release

As readers across the country opened the pages of his newly-released autobiography, Jimmy Sills saw his phone “blow up” with calls and texts.

Life With Luke, a 312-page hardbound book released in early October, details Jimmy’s eventful life and Hall of Fame racing career. Told in a poignant, entertaining style, Life With Luke paints a dramatic and memorable portrait of a racer during one of the most dynamic periods in motorsports.

“It was a long project, but very fulfilling,” Sills said from his Elverta, California home. “To have people wanting to read about your life, it makes you feel good. When people began reading the book right after it was released, lots of friends and family reached out to talk about the book.

“It’s been great, hearing from people. I’ve received texts from people who told me they are laughing out loud as they read the book, and that made me smile.

“Writing a book, you never really know how people are going to receive it. I guess I was a little nervous about that part. But when I started hearing from people and everyone was positive and excited about what they were reading, it was a great feeling.”

With the initial release of Life With Luke behind him, Sills is putting together a schedule of book signings in coming months at a variety of races and motorsports functions. The first promotional appearance came Oct. 19 at the Trophy Cup at Tulare Speedway.

“It was wonderful to see so many friends (at Tulare),” he said. “We ran out of books pretty quickly, and felt a little badly about that. We’ve been directing people to the website (www.daveargabright.com) to order the book, and lots of people said they couldn’t wait to get their copy.

"The weekend definitely got us excited about the next few months, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with people as we’re out promoting the book.”

Sills, an inductee in both the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and the USAC Hall of Fame, enjoyed a terrific career that spanned almost four decades. His warm, easy personality and fun-loving spirit, along with his winning style, made him a fan favorite throughout the U.S. as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Life With Luke - $29.95

Hardbound, 312 pages, 32 pages of color and b/w photographs

Life With Luke Collector's Edition - $49.95

Hardbound, 312 pages, 64 pages of color and b/w photographs

 

 

FOUR MORE ENTER BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS INCLUDING 2-TIME CHAMP!

(Perris, CA, October 23, 2019) Four more entries, including one for two-time defending champion Kevin Thomas Jr., have come in for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Thomas, of Cullman, Alabama, will be attempting to join Bud Kaeding, Dave Darland and Damion Gardner as a three-time winner of the prestigious race. The 28-year-old comes into the event third in USAC National Sprint Car Series points with two wins in 2019. His most recent victory came at the last race in the Midwest at the Lawrenceburg, Speedway in Indiana on October 5th.

DSC_7569.JPG Kevin Thomas Jr. after winning his second straight Budweiser Oval National in 2018. Charles Fawcett Photo

In addition to Thomas, the latest group of entries includes Anaheim, California’s Jake Swanson, Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Indiana and Joel Rayborne. Swanson, who is currently fourth in USAC/CRA points, has two wins in the series this year including one at Perris on August 17th. Stockon is seventh in USAC National points with a win on May 22nd at Terre Haute, Indiana. Rayborne, a West Covina high school student, was the 2018 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year.

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, 40 cars have entered with drivers from eight different states.

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session at the track on November 6th beginning at 5:00 P.M. Fans will be admitted free in the grandstands for the practice and the track will be serving $2.00 pizza, soda and beer.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

October 26th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Six New Prints from Kelly Telfer Available in the Museum Store Now!

Knoxville, IA, October 24, 2019 – Six new fine art prints from artist Kelly Telfer are available for purchase now in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum store! These exclusive, 16” X 20” limited prints can only be found by visiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, or by ordering online at www.SprintCarStuff.com!

These prints, priced at $75 each, will make excellent holiday gifts for race fans who wish to get them framed and wrapped for that special someone for the holidays! (See attached samples)

The six prints include…

1. Doug Wolfgang in the Ray & Jay Williams #8

2. Jack Hewitt in the Bob Hampshire #63

3. Kaeding winged sprint car

4. Howard Kaeding #3 and Nick Rescino #1

5. Al Pombo #3 and Marshall Sargent #7

6. Herb & Howard Kaeding

Get your limited signed and numbered prints today, by visiting the museum in Knoxville, or by ordering online at www.SprintCarStuff.com!

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

IRONTON TELEPHONE BACK AS ALLENTOWN INDOOR RACE TITLE SPONSOR; FIRM HAS BACKED SINCE ITS INCEPTION; TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR JANUARY 3-4 EVENTS

ALLENTOWN, PA October 24, 2019 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will open its 2020 season at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA on Friday and Saturday, January 3rd and 4th, 2020. Ironton Telephone Company has signed on to be the title sponsor of the Series opener for the fifth consecutive year.

Ironton Telephone Company is a family owned local telephone company that values the ideals of service providers from an era that seems long gone.  The company was founded in 1954.

Two complete racing programs including qualifying and feature events will be held on back-to-back nights headlined by the TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets. They will be joined by the Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and the Slingshots on Saturday.

Tickets for the fifth annual event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., returns to the Indoor Auto Racing Series and the Allentown races as the defending Series champion.

Rudolph is in the midst of another spectacular outdoor dirt racing season with multiple wins in Big Block and Small Block divisions.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. became the first Lehigh Valley resident to win a TQ Midget race in Allentown last January during the Friday night program. He, like Rudolph, will be among this year’s favorites.

The Catalano brothers from Ontario, NY, each of whom recently completed the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series full schedule, and competed outdoors in Race Of Champions Touring Modifieds as well are also poised for action.

Dave Catalano, the boys’ father and team patriarch, is changing his strategy this year.

“The last couple of indoor seasons, we’ve tried something different every year,’ Catalano said. “This year, we’re coming back with what we raced last year. I think it will be our best shot to break through,” Dave Catalano shared.

The time schedule for the Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Series calls for Friday starts with arena doors opening at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday.

On Saturday, doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp. An on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to the same four venues in 2020. After the two event opener in Allentown, Pa., the “Concrete Series” moves to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic. Tickets for this event went on sale Wednesday, August 21st.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

A special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with a new date. This event, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay!

Ticket launch dates for Trenton, N.J. and Syracuse, N.Y. events will be announced soon.

For complete information including special host hotel rates go to www.indoorautoracing. Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events.

For information, email or call the series office at Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com, 609-888-3618.

 

 

Oh Man, Hickman and Titman Classic Bound Ahead of Season Opener!

With just over a week until Premier Speedway commences its 2019-20 season with the opening night of the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership doubling as Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series, along with Junior Sedans and V8 Dirt Modifieds, the entries for January’s South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continue to roll in.

Bendigo based Rising Star Rusty Hickman, fresh off a maiden American racing campaign, has added his name to the early entrants for the Classic along with popular Queensland hard charger Kevin Titman.

The John Titman Racing, BHR Fabrication and Maxwill Racing Engines supported Triple X of Kevin Titman returns to the Classic on a journey South that will also take in the 2020 Australian Sprintcar Championship as scheduled for Latrobe Speedway in Tasmania the week after the Classic.

Having finished just outside the transferees to the 2019 Classic final, Titman will be keen to improve on his 8th placed run in B-Main 2.

For Hickman, the past 12 months have been somewhat of a whirlwind rise-up the Sprintcar pecking order. A debut as a Contracted driver on World Series Sprintcars for the 2018-19 season, then being able to forge a partnership between Hickman Racing and Victorian car-owner Dave Challons for a maiden voyage to Knoxville Raceway, saw Hickman contest a both the 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals.

While in the US, Hickman’s results were punctuated with multiple transfers from last chance qualifiers, with the 360 Nationals yielding a fourth place run in the D-main before showing massive improvement to run 12th in the C-Main.

The Capitani Classic, which is arguably the toughest stand alone, single night Sprintcar event on the Planet, fell between the 360 and 410 Nationals, with Rusty again transferring from the C-Main to the B-Main where he would place 19th.

The grandest stage of them all for Sprintcar Drivers, the Knoxville Nationals was next, with a 17th place finish in the C-Main again after having transferred out of the D-Main drew to a close, what will no doubt be the first or many forays into the US Sprintcar scene for Hickman.

Having missed the show at the Classic in 2019, Hickman will be keen to make amends come January and once again he will enjoy strong support from Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Peerless Products, EASYAS car Wash, Camden Signage & Building Solutions, Revolution Racegear, Jackal Fencing, J&J Auto Racing, Maxwill Racing Engines, Victory Lane Racegear and Bandit Chippers.

All in all, both Hickman and Titman are two welcome additions to the Classic line-up for 2020.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

USAC Sprint Cars Headline Saturday’s Howl-O-Ween Bash at Central Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 24, 2019) – Central Arizona Speedway celebrates the season with Saturday night’s Howl-O-Ween Bash atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Casa Grande.

Headlining the night will be the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars with IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites and Power 600 Micro in action as well with the green flag flying at 7:00 p.m. A Friday night practice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will precede the event.

Saturday’s tilt marks the first USAC Sprint Car outing at Central Arizona Speedway since Stevie Sussex beat Brody Roa and Charles Davis, Jr., to the line in May after C.J. Leary topped the series season opener in March.

Buena Park, California’s Roa leads the way into the weekend atop the USAC Southwest Sprint Car point charts and seeks his first Central Arizona Speedway win of the year after a third-place finish in the season opener and then a runner-up finish last time out.

Roa’s lead is a slim one though at just nine points over multiple-time USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson with Sussex, Davis, Jr., Mike Martin among the other series leading contenders.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Kelsie Foley sits atop the track points charts by just 14 markers over Tyler Meci, who has topped the most recent pair of events at Central Arizona Speedway.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 7-11 years of age.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at www.centralarizonaspeedway.com.

 

 

Carrick Set For Saturday’s Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of his second career Trophy Cup this past weekend, Lincoln, CA driver, Blake Carrick is ready to get back to racing locally as he heads to the Spooktacular on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

“Trophy Cup is a tough event, and not having a ton of laps at the Thunderbowl makes it that much more difficult,” Blake Carrick said. “We were in the ‘B’s all weekend and we were able to forward against some really good cars, we just couldn’t seem to get over that final hurdle.”

Thursday night, Carrick would find himself in the 17th starting position in the ‘B’ aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed entry, and on the slick and racy surface his had his elbows up.

Taking on some tough competition, Carrick would gain 10 spots as he finished seventh and looked to better himself on Friday.

Going from 12th to sixth in the Friday night ‘B’, Carrick’s point total put him on the pole of a Saturday night heat race as he looked to acquire more points for a shot at the feature event.

A jumped started put him back two rows, and he would take the green flag from sixth. Picking up a couple of positions, Carrick’s fourth place finish put him in the Saturday ‘B’ where he would line up 20th in his search for a transfer position.

In a hard fought ‘B’, Carrick would do as he did in the two previous night and that is charge forward in the semi. In what would easily be a feature event on any given night at any given track, Carrick would close his night out with a 10th place finish.

Putting the Trophy Cup in his rear view mirror, Carrick is looking forward to racing close to home this weekend as he return to Maryville Raceway to take part in their annual Spooktacular event.

“Thanks to everyone who lent a hand over the weekend in Tulare, CA,” Carrick said. “It was a tough weekend, but we had some fun and I feel like we got better. Really excited to race close to home this weekend and see what we can do in Marysville, CA.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in action on Saturday night in Marysville, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-48, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

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

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Crockett Claims Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2019) - Roger Crockett guided Team ILP into Victory Lane last Saturday.

Crockett captured the 46th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. It marked his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the season and third total win this year.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 8 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Scott Bogucki - 2 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Wilson Makes Main Event During Inaugural Jason Johnson Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2019) - Greg Wilson visited the Midwest last weekend for the final time this season.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team tackled a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader, kicking off the weekend on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

"The track was really racy for that place," he said. "It got kind of slick. For whatever reason we've struggled in the slick, which is not normally a problem that we usually have. We're trying some stuff that has been an issue. You can't just do a little change. If you want to know a direction you have to take a big swing at it. We did that and just never could get it good."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Wilson made the A Main after a charge from eighth to fifth in the Last Chance Showdown. However, the main event was short-lived as he pulled into the infield a few laps after the green flag was waved.

"On Friday we were doing some stuff a little different," he said. "I changed my thoughts up and we went the other way for Saturday. For the situation with all the rain we were tight all night until the B Main. Finally I went back the other way enough that we were better. In the feature it was so muddy the dish of the wing was completely full of mud in the first couple of laps. It wasn't worth the risk of wrecking our stuff running 20th so I pulled in early."

Wilson plans on taking the next two weeks off before wrapping up the season Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws.

"We've been trying some stuff and some of what we're trying doesn't work," he said. "It's a learning process. We've decided to put a new car together for Charlotte and we'll see how it goes."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (5).

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: DNF (23).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Battles Throughout Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2019) - A mechanical problem derailed Dominic Scelzi last Saturday when he was in contention for at least a top five and possibly a victory during the final night of the famed Trophy Cup.

It had been an up-and-down type of event for the Roth Motorsports driver, who was running fourth on Saturday when he was sidelined by the problem on Lap 11.

"It was a bummer to end that way, but the car felt good all weekend," he said. "We just never felt like we could get the speed we were aiming for."

The three-day event at Thunderbowl Raceway, which featured nearly 90 competitors, began on Thursday with Scelzi qualifying 18th quickest in his group. He placed second in a heat race and rallied from eighth to fourth in the B Main, grabbing the final transfer with a last-lap pass. Scelzi continued to move forward in the main event by charging from 22nd to 11th.

"We had a great rebound on Thursday," he said. "Any time you can pass the number of cars and the talented drivers we did to nearly get a top 10 in the A Main after being mid-pack in the B Main it's a good rally."

The second preliminary night was similar for Scelzi, who timed in 19 th quickest in his group. He won a heat race to lock into the A Main. This time he maneuvered from 17th to 12th.

Scelzi's point total from both preliminary nights was only one point apart. He powered from fifth to third place in a heat race on Saturday to lock himself into the main event, which was inverted based on points.

"We started third and ran inside the top five during the first stage of the race before we had a mechanical problem," he said. "That ended our Trophy Cup. We didn't get the results we wanted, but that's racing and we're excited to get back at it in a couple weeks."

Scelzi will take this weekend off before making his final scheduled start of the year with Roth Motorsports on Nov. 2 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale. Scelzi enters the race ranked third in the championship standings - only seven points out of the lead.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 2 (2); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 11 (22).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (17).

Oct. 19 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 20 (3).

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 34 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 2 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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

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

 

 

Covington’s 3rd Place Run Highlights Devil‘s Bowl Weekend

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (October 23rd, 2019) Matt Covington came home 3rd and 22nd this past weekend with the ASCS Lucas Oil National Series at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Friday set Covington on the outside pole position for his heat race. Unable to get the jump on the start, he rode in 2nd until the finish. His points total started him 9th in the night’s A feature. At the beginning of the race, he was able to make a few passes. But after a restart on a midway caution, Covington was able to impressively maneuver into 3rd, where he stayed until the checkers waved.

On Saturday, the pill-draw dealt Covington a mid-row starting position in 5th. Due to heavy track conditions, Matt was only able to gain one spot by the end. This effort set him up 10th in A feature. His run was ended on the 2nd lap after contact was made with another driver, destroying the front end of his machine and sending him pit-side with a DNF and 22nd place finish.

“Friday we had a fast race car,” Covington commented. “I would’ve liked to have started closer to the front to see what we could do. I usually run pretty well at this track. But I’m still happy with going 9th to 3rd. Saturday was fairly disappointing, though. The track was heavy for the heat race but it was finally starting to come in by the feature. But, unfortunately, the race was over before we got started. In turns 3 and 4 I had to get on the high side to get around a car, and then another car made contact with me, taking out the front end. The damage was too bad to repair so we really didn’t get to see how good the car could have been. But we’ll just have to regroup to take on the last race of the year at TMS.”

Up next for Matt and the ASCS Lucas Oil National Tour is the last National race of the year and a two-night stop at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX for action on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank and mention all partners who have helped make this year and the 2019 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto Body, Miller Truck Lines, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, and T&L Foundry.

2019 STATS: Starts-37, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP:
10/31/2019 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX
11/01/2019 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019 NOW available. New shirts available on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races on the grandstand side in the Racinboy’s t-shirt trailer along with pit-side shirts in the team trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2019 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Format announced for the inaugural Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway on November 19th and 20th

Placerville, CA – October 21, 2019…With the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 fast approaching at Placerville Speedway, officials with the event have announced the format for the much-anticipated double header on November 19th and 20th.

As noted, the Hangtown 100 will feature a Trophy Cup style format that has been slightly modified. The number one theme, however, will be larger than normal inverts and points on the line each time a driver hits the speedway.

On opening night drivers will draw randomly in a draft style format and then get to select which heat race to participate in and what order they will qualify in among that heat race. The qualifying draft will be available on Facebook Live by visiting the Placerville Speedway page. Drivers will have a 60-second time clock to decide where they want to be placed.

Heat races will feature an invert of eight with the winner and top-two in points transferring to the A-main, with all others heading into three Last Chance Qualifiers. The top-two finishers in each LCQ will transfer into the 30-lap Pure Crop 1 A-main, which will showcase the top-12 in points inverted. During the final night there will be no qualifying held, as heat race lineups will be determined by points from night one. The top 20 in points after heats go to the A-main, positions 21-36 in points go to the B-Main, positions 37-52 in points go to the C-Main, and all others to the D-Main.

To cap the evening the 100-lap Royal Truck Body main event will feature 24-cars with the top-12 in points inverted, followed by next eight in points lined straight up, followed by B-Main transfers 1-4. 150 points awarded for first place and minus 3 points per position thereafter.

The driver with the most total points after the night two A-Main will be the overall point champion. The overall Hangtown 100 points titlist will take home a $12,000 bonus, while the final nights A-main winner receives $20,000.

“We felt like an event such as the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 deserved a format that separated it from other shows around the country,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Our format was designed with the fans in mind. Every time a driver hits the track, he or she is earning points. Our unique format makes every lap important and every race finish even more important.”

Online registration utilizing Pay Pal is also now available by visiting https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online

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2019 Placerville Speedway Hangtown 100 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets Format

Pure Crop 1 Night One

Pill draw draft to determine order of heat race selection.

Heat race placement selection (driver picks which heat to participate in and the order to qualify in during a draft style event shown on Facebook Live).

Qualifying: All cars qualify – 6 groups determined by heat race. Cars will qualify in the order picked by drivers. 36 points will be given for fast time in each group, and minus three points per position thereafter.

Six 10 lap Heat Races: Top 8 cars inverted in heats by qualifying points/time. 36 points will be given for first place, and minus 3 points per position thereafter. Three cars - first place (regardless of point total), and the two highest in total points (total points include qualifying and heat points) in each heat - transfer to Night One A-Main. All others to Night One Last Chance Qualifiers.

Three 12 lap Last Chance Qualifiers: Total points from qualifying and heat race finishes will be used to line up LCQ’s. Lineups will be straight up based on points. The top 3 in total points will start on the pole in each respective LCQ. The next 3 in total points will start outside pole in each respective LCQ, and so on. The top 2 from each LCQ will transfer to the Night One A-Main, but will not earn LCQ points. 50 points awarded for 3rd place minus 2 points for each position thereafter.

A-Main: 30 Laps, 24 Cars - 1st place and 2 highest in points from heat races plus 2 transfers from each LCQ. All cars, including LCQ transfers, will use total points to determine A-Main lineup. Top 12 in total points will line up inverted. The lowest 12 in total points will be lined straight up behind the 12 inverted cars. 100 points awarded to A-Main first place and minus 2 points per position thereafter.

Royal Truck Body Night Two

No Qualifying. Lineups based on total points from night one.

Six 10 lap Heat Races: Top 8 cars inverted in heats by total points from night one. 36 points will be given for first place, and minus 3 points per position thereafter.

Total points will then be tallied to line up D, C, B, and A-Mains. Top 20 in points go to A-Main, positions 21-36 in points go to B-Main, positions 37-52 in points go to C-Main, and all others to D-Main.

D-Main: 10 Laps. Top 2 transfer to tail of C-Main. No points awarded.

C-Main: 15 Laps, 20 Cars. Top 4 transfer to tail of B-Main. No points awarded.

B-Main: 20 Laps, 20 Cars. Top 4 transfer to tail of A-Main. No points awarded.

A-Main: 100 Laps, 24 Cars. Top 12 inverted by points, followed by next 8 in points lined straight up, followed by B-Main transfers 1-4. 150 points awarded for first place and minus 3 points per position thereafter.

The driver with the most total points after the Night Two A-Main will be the overall point champion.

Ties in overall points will revert to qualifying times.

Promoter reserves the right to add provisionals to the Night Two A-Main.

Possible mandatory fuel stop between laps 40-50 of Night Two A-Main.

 

 

Dear Elected Representative,

To be perfectly clear, I am not sending this email because I am interested in politics. Our interest is in the continuing development and promotion of the sport of Speedway (Motorsports) for the benefit of young and old participants, the sustained development of the Western Sydney economy, businesses and tourism, community engagement and family friendly entertainment . I am sending this email to so many – in the hope that I can build further recognition of the community benefits and increase the level of support to retain Sydney Speedway and the sport of speedway racing, as a valuable community asset. I also hope to appeal to your moral principles of due process, government transparency, fairness and equity and justice. On Monday 21st October at approximately 10.50 am I received a phone call from Tom Huolohan, Senior Acquisition Manager, Property/Metro West, Sydney letting me know that the government was going to terminate our lease and occupation of the land occupied by Sydney Speedway t/as Valvoline Raceway. This ‘cold’ call was received whilst we have been involved in a long, drawn out process of communications with “Crown Lands” (the landowner) over the last two years, where we were lead to fully believe that we were essentially guaranteed of a new 30 year lease. Based on this belief of a long term tenure, we have invested significant money on capital improvements, staffing and activities to improve the long term development and promotion of the sport of Speedway not only in Sydney, but across Australia. This hard work and investment of time and money is primarily based on passion for the sport more than business principles.

Not only have we invested our passion in Sydney, we have also acquired the operations of a speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia and Toowoomba in Queensland and created a tri-state championship. Losing Sydney Speedway would compromise this tri-state championship as well as other national and international racing that relies on Sydney Speedway. In fact Sydney Speedway is frequented by numerous speedway race teams, in preference to inferior facilities in their home states. We have been inundated with support from our supporters in New Zealand and the United States. This news has come as a major shock and matter of extreme stress to Barry and myself, particularly as we thought we were here for the long term. The manner in which this has been handled to date is most certainly misleading, deceptive and grossly lacking in proper process, fairness and simple morality. About Sydney Speedway Sydney Speedway is a respected and revered motorsport venue with the capacity to become the world’s best in dirt track racing but also given the opportunity to increase usage in the community for events and markets that will broaden its appeal to the Greater Western Sydney region. We also hold two significant fund raising events each season for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Parramatta City Mission to feed the homeless in our local community, highlight their cause donating thousands of dollars to these organisations. Over 100,000 spectators come through the gates of Sydney Speedway each Season which provides fun and affordable entertainment for families and motorsport fans alike. Sydney Speedway engages over 13 Racing Divisions that attracts over 2000 competitors and crews to our venue, injecting over $247 million into businesses associated with the Speedway industry and Sydney Speedway. With intrastate, interstate and overseas competitors, crews and their supporters generating over $15 million in accommodation and direct expenditure associated with their visit bringing major economic benefits to the Parramatta area. This figure is for the 2016/2017 race season which extended approximately 33 events. Made Too Go Pty Ltd is a progressive, industry leading provider of Speedway motor racing entertainment in Parramatta, NSW, Murray Bridge SA and Toowoomba QLD. Barry and myself have spent the last four years building, developing and implementing substantial improvements at the three Speedways, as we are passionately committed to broadening the interest of Speedway racing in the sporting and entertainment communities in the future. Our charter is to provide fast-paced and ultimate in extreme Speedway racing with added fun attractions including Demolition Derbies, Monster Truck shows, Fireworks and Light Shows. Using leading edge Giant Video Screen technology and a worldwide video streaming service, Made Too Go aims to raise the profile of Speedway in Australia, raise the standard of entertainment at its venues and provide a value for money night of action for its patrons. We engage all types of marketing strategies and understand the importance of having a social media presence. Sydney Speedway invests hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on advertising and marketing through a variety of TV, radio, newsprint and electronic media. We are the only speedway operating in the Greater Western Sydney area. Current figures from our licensing body there are over 1000 Speedway competitors in NSW. Total licence holders (drivers, crews, officials, etc) sits at just over 2,500, 970 of which are located in the Sydney region with Parramatta Raceway as their home venue. Sydney Speedway with over 3000 volunteer crews and officials supporting their racing activities on a state-wide basis, again with a large proportion based in the Sydney basin. Our strategy is provide exciting, fun, value for money entertainment. To create memorable experiences for spectators and racers alike. To promote fierce, extreme motor sport racing and create heroes. To establish our venue as a popular Saturday night and to garner a reputation for Speedway racing as a broad interest, compact and edgy form of entertainment. Background Facts On the 30th October 1925 the current site was dedicated to the Government for Showground and Public Recreation purposes and is zoned Recreational surrounded by an industrial estate. Nearly 100 years of history. We have a lease until June 2021 with an option of a further 5 years on approval from the Minister. We are currently investing over $1.5 million worth of work upgrading corporate facilities with an expected finish date of 23 November 2019. We are part of the City of Parramatta’s Destination Plan 2019 – 2024 as a tourism destination. Was any discussion held with Council on this decision? In the time that Speedway has been operating out of these premises not one dollar has been provided from the Public Purse. Business owners have invested their own funds to maintain and improve the facilities. Cabinet made the decision to compulsory acquire 120 properties, one of which is the Crown Lands parcel that the Speedway operates from and we were informed after the announcement was made of this decision. We have a meeting on Friday 25th October at 2019 with Minister Constance, Minister for Transport and responsible for the Sydney Metro project. Minister Constance has held the transport portfolio for five years. Minister Geoff Lees, who is our local member and the acting Minister for Sports and Minister Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney to discuss relocation plans. Minister Constance in a press conference informed media on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 that he would be relocating the Speedway, after questioning from the media. I spoke to Minister Constance just prior to this press conference that a roundtable would be formed to discuss any relocation plans There is speculation that we might be relocated to Sydney Motorsport Park. An announcement was made on 23rd February 2019 by the government that $33 million would be provided to improve the drag facilities and relocate Motorcycles NSW. If we are sharing a venue that is already at capacity such as Sydney Motorsport Park will we even be guaranteed enough racing events for the number of racers we have? On our behalf could I ask that you seek information on which other sites were considered by Metro for the Metro West stabling/maintenance yard and why they were discounted (GIPA). Why Sydney Speedway chosen? Why not:

Shell site; Vacant site on Devon Street opposite Durham street; James Hardie site at the back of Rosehill Racecourse?

Vacant land near Duck River Silverwater (below where the word “Pinnacle” appears) – Is it still vacant?

Queensland Department of Main Roads recently completed the 41km-long route Second Range Crossing which is from the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west, via Charlton. This Department consulted with stakeholders prior to planning to ensure that there was little impact on the Speedway there because of its history and importance to the economy and community. This project was completed by Nexus Infrastructure Pty Ltd. Impacts: Supply chain which are copied into this email. Has any consideration be given to these businesses some of which are specialised only in the supply of Speedway products, their investment into the sport and the job losses? Has any consideration been given to the rising involvement of our youth in this sport and the skills and disciplines that it provides? The fall out effect this will have on other Speedways in Australia.

Kind regards

Felicity Waldron Director valvoline logo Sydney Speedway Pty Ltd T/A Valvoline Raceway 21 Wentworth St.,Clyde, NSW 2142 Phone: (02) 9637 0411 Email: office@sydneyspeedway.com.au Web: www.valvolineraceway.com.au Facebook: Valvoline Raceway Notice: This message and any attachments are the property of Sydney Speedway PL and are intended solely for the named recipients or entity to whom this message is addressed. If you have received this message in error please inform the sender via e-mail and destroy the message. If you are not the intended recipient you are not allowed to use, copy or disclose the contents or attachments in whole or in part.

 

 

Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend invades the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st and 2nd

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – October 23, 2019…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC season will be capped in a big way next week when the Stockton Dirt Track hosts the 36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend on Friday and Saturday November 1st and 2nd.

The highlight of the double header is the 36th running of the Tribute to GP on Saturday November 2nd, which features championship night for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. Each series champion will be crowned in the unique Stockton Dirt Track winner’s circle, where fans are invited to gather around and enjoy the ceremonies.

The King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour both showcase tremendous championship battles heading into the final night of racing for 2019.

Hanford’s DJ Netto and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding sit tied atop the KWS-NARC standings, while Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi is only seven-points back in third. Roseville’s Willie Croft and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal round out the top-five. On the SCCT side of things Paradise, CA’s Kyle Hirst holds a 13-point lead over Roseville’s Sean Becker. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding is 18-digits back in third while Tracy’s Kyle Offill and recent tour winner Cole Macedo complete the top-five.

The overall weekend opens on Friday November 1st with non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Dwarf Cars. The Winged 360 portion of the night will pay $2,000-to-win the A-main, $1,400 for second, $1,000 for third and is a perfect tune-up for Saturday’s $7,000-to-win SCCT 360 finale. There is no muffler rule either night.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds for the weekend with a cost of $33 per night. There is a two-night minimum to camp. To pay by credit card please contact 916-370-9417. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s and in-ground water spigots. From 4pm-6pm inside the grandstands a legends of sprint car racing autograph session will be held.

“We are looking forward to the Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend on November 1st and 2nd,” commented Stockton Dirt Track Promoter Tony Noceti. “This has become a fun way for everyone to finish off the KWS and SCCT season. We have plenty of camping available and are also excited about our legends autograph session before the races during the final night.”

All seating during the Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend on November 1st and 2nd is general admission. The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. On Saturday will call and the ticket booth opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Cars will hit the speedway around 4:30pm for wheel packing with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be pre-purchased by visiting www.stocktondirttrack.com

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the seventh season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

Hoosier Tire/ Precise Racing

Please share and invite friends to Hoosier Tire/ Precise Racing’s swap meet and storewide sale on Saturday Nov 2nd!

About: We are hosting our fifth annual storewide sale along with a racing and automotive swap meet! EVERYTHING* in store is 10% off!!! And blow-outs on discontinued clearance items!

Buying? Are you looking to expand your empire and you need a great deal?? Come out Saturday and browse our rows of vendors for those awesome deals!

Selling? Is your wife nagging you to clean out the garage?? Load up and bring your parts, cars, trailers or anything else! Vendor spots are $10 pre-registered by Sat Oct 26th or $20 the day of the sale. Non-automotive vendors are welcomed also.

Kids! Bring your autograph book! There will be race car drivers all around that will be happy to sign your book or picture!

Food and Drink:

Smoking Toads BBQ will have breakfast sandwiches, donuts and beverages available at 7am.

When: Sat. November 2nd, 9a-noon.

*(Vendor setup from 7a-9a)*

Where: Precise Racing Products 110 South Pike Rd Sarver, PA 16055 (2 miles south of Lernerville Speedway on Rt 356)

Swap Meet Vendors:

This is an outdoor event. Please pre-register so we can arrange layout and parking by contacting Brett Neupert at 724.360.8000 or Brett@PreciseRacing.com Vendor spots are $10 each pre-registered by Sat Oct 26th (pay when you arrive) or $20 the day of the sale.

We can accept any size vehicle.

Follow our Facebook Event page HERE:

*Excludes spec racing items. Some exclusions apply.

 

 

Rico Abreu Sweeps Trophy Cup with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Wins came a plenty over the last week for drivers using KSE Racing Products, including one driver turning in the most dominating performance in Trophy Cup History.

Over the weekend, Rico Abreu had his elbows up in Tulare, CA. Abreu used his KSE Racing Products to win the feature event on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night which gave him the Trophy Cup title. Abreu is the first driver in the event’s history to sweep the event, and his margin over second in points in the largest ever to boot.

In World of Outlaws action, it was only fitting that David Gravel picked up the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night. Friday night the series was also in action at Lakeside Speedway and on this night it was Donny Schatz winning as the points battle is still far from over.

Tyler Courtney won the Jason Leffler Memorial, Justin Grant won the Kokomo Klash, while Brock Zearfoss, Roger Crockett, Sam Hafertepe, Tony Stewart, Mark Smith, Jason McDougasl, Jesse Colwell, and Jamie Veal also scored wins!

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

TMAC Pleased With Feel of New Car

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he finished 15th with the World of Outlaws both Friday and Saturday night, Terry McCarl was pleased with the weekend as the Destiny Motorsports team put a new Maxim together and felt good during both night’s of action.

“Our finishes weren’t great on paper, but trying some new things, I felt good and felt like we had pretty good speed with our car right away,” Terry McCarl said.

Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, McCarl timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com entry in 12th fastest in time trials before recording a fourth place finish in heat race competition.

Moving into the feature event, the Altoona, IA driver started 16th, and was able to gain some ground early. Working his way forward, McCarl would find himself up inside the Top-10 at one point in the race.

As thing progressed and the track started to go away, McCarl would start to get loose and would give up a couple of positions as he tried to make grip. McCarl would slip back to 15th to close out the night.

Traveling to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night, TMAC would get the Destiny Motorsports machine timed in 16th quickest, which placed him in the third row of his heat race. Making some moves in the heat, McCarl would slice and dice his way forward as his fourth place finish transferred directly into the Jason Johnson Classic feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, McCarl would run inside the Top 10 for much of the feature as he held down the eighth spot in the running order. Fading a little towards the end of the race, McCarl would cap the weekend out with another 15th place finish.

“I felt like we were in contention to pick up a couple of Top-10’s, but we just faded a little at the end of both races,” McCarl said. “Happy with our start in this new car, and looking forward to going to work again next weekend.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 50, Wins-5, Top 5’s-64, Top 10’s-27.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports will be in action with the ASCS National Tour at Texas Motor Speedway next Thursday and Friday night.

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

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

 

 

Must See Racing has confirmed a 14-race calendar for the 2020 season.

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro officials announced a 14-race schedule for the tour’s 2020 season on Wednesday, highlighted by a returning favorite and two brand-new venues.

Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway will welcome the series back after a one-year absence, hosting Must See Racing’s winged warriors for a two-day opening weekend on April 17-18, while Wisconsin’s Golden Sands Speedway joins the calendar with a doubleheader on Aug. 7-8, in the heart of the points chase.

Both the Anderson and Golden Sands events feature two complete, full-points shows on their programs.

In addition, Ohio’s Lorain County Speedway will step up to host the World’s Fastest Short Track Cars on two occasions during the summer stretch, with rounds one and two of the Xtreme Speed Challenge set for June 13 and July 18, respectively.

It marks the first time for Lorain County on the schedule as well, and additional details regarding the full lineup of racing for those dates at the three-eighths-mile oval will be revealed later on.

The remainder of the schedule is comprised of many familiar and longstanding Must See Racing venues and dates, as well as a continued effort at comfortable spacing of event weekends to reduce travel strain for drivers, teams and crew members throughout the season.

Anderson will host an open practice night on Thursday, April 16 before its two-day weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. The northern portion of the calendar then kicks into high gear on May 2 with the annual Must See 50 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, coming on the same weekend as it was in 2019.

The Anderson race serves as a tune-up for the 72nd annual Pay Less Little 500, which Must See Racing will again sanction and takes place on May 23, the night before the famed Indianapolis 500.

The Little 500 will also be a part of the series' MAVTV television package again next year, with specific details and broadcast information announced at a later date.

Following the non-points Little 500, the series make its first of two annual trips to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., on May 30 before the first of Lorain County’s twin dates takes center stage in June. The month of June closes with a return trip to Berlin’s seven-sixteenths-mile oval before an off weekend for the Independence Day holiday.

Back-to-back races in July follow the Fourth of July break, including the second of Lorain County’s two races, before the series debuts at Golden Sands’ third-mile, semi-banked oval for the Must See Speedfest.

Traditional dates at Michigan’s Owosso Speedway on Aug. 22 and Jennerstown Speedway on Sept. 12 take the series into its closing stretch, with the Must See Fast 40 and the third annual American Racer David D. Mateer Tribute both returning to the schedule for another year in the early fall months.

Must See Racing will then wrap up the 2019 season on Oct. 16-17 by returning to North Carolina’s Ace Speedway for the Rodney Cook Classic weekend, after debuting at the four-tenths-mile oval this year to rave reviews and stellar racing over two straight days of competition.

Next year’s Must See Racing Championships will again feature twin full-points shows, with Saturday’s program co-headlined by the 140-lap, $10,000-to-win Rodney Cook Classic for late model stock cars.

The venue for the July 11 date on the Must See Racing calendar will be confirmed at a later date.

“After what was nothing short of a stellar 2019 season, with growth in car counts and great racing at all of our tracks, we couldn’t be more excited about adding two more great facilities to the Must See Racing lineup for 2020, and we’re also looking forward to returning to many of the staple races and tracks that fans have come to know and love through the years,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “To have events like the 72nd Pay Less Little 500 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway and the Rodney Cook Classic at Ace Speedway in North Carolina back on our schedule again proves both our commitment to entertainment and the value we strive to bring to our partners, teams and venues.

“We celebrated our 10th season this past year with one of our best championship battles in series history and I believe we’re going into our second decade with perhaps our best schedule yet,” Hanks added. “We can’t wait to get started and look forward to seeing all our fans join us at the race track.”

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

2020 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

April 17 – Anderson Motor Speedway – Williamston, S.C.
April 18 – Anderson Motor Speedway – Williamston, S.C.
May 2 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
May 23 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. (Little 500) *
May 30 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
June 13 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
June 27 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
July 11 – TBA – TBA
July 18 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
Aug. 7 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 8 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 22 – Owosso Speedway – Ovid, Mich.
Sept. 12 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Oct. 16 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
Oct. 17 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.

* - non-points, non-winged event

 

 

Oswego Speedway's Hall of Fame Awards Banquet this Saturday, October 26 at Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (October 26, 2019) - Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet will take place this Saturday, October 26 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, honoring champions Otto Sitterly and Anthony Losurdo, along with the latest class of hall of fame inductees.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 hall of fame class includes driver Bobby Stelter, car owners Clyde Booth and Andy Graves, crew member Don Gioia, and longtime track officials Dawn and Clyde Rowlee.

Sitterly, who became the Speedway’s grand champion this season winning his ninth career Novelis Supermodified title, will join Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified champion Anthony Losurdo on the podium to accept their accolades.

Also scheduled to be honored Saturday evening are 2019 Rookie of the Year Award recipients Camden Proud and Travis Bartlett, along with the Crew, Car Owner, and Most Improved Driver of the Year in both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.

The recipients of the long standing Ed Clark Spirit and Lois Matczak Woman of the Year Awards will also be decided, while the two first-time Supermodified feature winners; Alison Sload & Tyler Thompson, will be honored with commemorative key plaques.

Joining in on the ceremony will be representatives from the Oswego Eagles Fan Club, who will be handing out all Eagles Fan Club Awards along with distributing payout from the 2019 Eagles Point Fund.

The schedule for this year’s banquet has been moved up one hour with cocktails at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, and awards to follow. DJ Mike will be providing music from approximately 8:30 to 10pm before the party moves to Alex’s on the Water with entertainment from Cam Caruso.

Any last minute ticket orders may be submitted to Paul Conzone at (315)-887-0813 or emailing oswegospeedway@gmail.com. The ticket cost is $45 and includes admission to the ceremony and dinner.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Schuett Accomplishes Goals Thanks to Sponsor Support During First Season in Winged Sprint Car Competition

Inside Line Promotions - PHILO, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2019) - Kyle Schuett achieved his goals and exceeded expectations in his first season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car.

Prior to the 2019 racing season, Schuett wasn't sure what to expect for results as he prepared to race a 410ci sprint car after previously competing in midgets and micro sprints.

"Our goal going into the season was to win the MOWA Series Rookie of the Year Award," he said. "While we were happy to win the Rookie of the Year Award, we were particularly proud to finish third in points. That was something I hadn't really considered being able to accomplish."

Consistency - a rare quality among rookies - was key to Schuett's podium finish in the final standings.

"Prior to the season I was hoping to make all the MOWA shows," he said. "We were able to make all of them except one when we had a mechanical problem early in the season."

Schuett's ability to qualify for main events wasn't exclusive to MOWA Series events.

"While I had hoped to make all of the MOWA shows, I wasn't sure if we would be able to make the A Main with the All Stars, World of Outlaws and IRA," he said. "We were happy to make the show with all three of those series."

Schuett noted that the season wouldn't have been possible without great support from his sponsors.

"Health Alliance is our primary sponsor and it would be difficult to do this every week without their assistance," he said. "Progressive Propane also gives us great support. They both take a huge weight off of our shoulders every week.

"AMSOIL provides us with many of the best lubricants on the market. Allstar Performance was a great help, as we got most of our parts from them. We also got a lot of great parts from DMI, which got them to us quickly.

"R & B Powder Coating did a great job for us, especially with their turn-around time. Rod End Supply has a great product and they got them to us quickly when we needed them.

"I think Hooker Harness are the safest belts on the market and they were great with servicing and replacing them. Steve Thomas Racing, which provided all of our safety gear, is just an hour up the road from us and had what we needed right away if we were in a pinch.

"Tim Engler of Engler Machine and Tool was a great help with the fueling on our engines and support throughout the year. It was also great to have Safety Kleen's support with delivering their products to our shop and we appreciated the help our good friend, Tom Via at Roof Bolt Transport."

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSORS -

Schuett would like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, Inc., Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Price Scores Back-to-Back 15th-Place Finishes at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) - Robbie Price had a consistent weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he recorded a 15th-place finish in back-to-back nights during the 46 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It wasn't really anything to get too excited about, but overall not a bad weekend," he said. "We were not very good in the heat races both nights and when you're coming through the B Main you're going to have a handful."

Price advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race on Friday. A third-place run in the B Main earned the 19th starting position in the main event. Price battled a tight race car and tough track conditions to advance four positions and finish 15th. It was his 28th top 15 of the season.

"The track was just tough to pass on and we got put a lap down early on," he said. "After that we really didn't have much of an opportunity to move forward, so it was what it was."

Saturday night began similarly when he started seventh in a heat and finished there as well. Once again forced to qualify via the B Main, Price started fourth and passed two cars to finish second.

In the feature he got caught up in a wreck at the beginning and was forced to go to the tail of the field. On a track that once again was tough to pass on, Price bided his time throughout the remaining laps to move forward and finish 15th for the second consecutive night.

"We got involved in a wreck on the opening lap and had to go to the rear early," he said. "After that we just kind of rode around and it was just a rough night."

With only two remaining races in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action remaining this season, Price sits eighth in the championship standings - trailing seventh by 10 points.

The final event of the season is Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

"We have our work cut out for us after a tough weekend, but we're heading into a track I've been to and I feel like we're more than capable," Price said. "There is a big difference between seventh and eighth in points when it comes to payout so the goal is to do our best and finish as high as possible."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat Race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 15 (19).

Oct. 19 - Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat Race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 15 (18).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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

"Shark Racing Engines has been by my side through thick and thin and they sure do give us great engines," Price said.

Price would like to thank Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Champion Brands, Highline Performance and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Charges to Top-10 Finish With POWRi National Midgets at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 23, 2019) - Derek Hagar posted his best midget result of the year last Saturday when he recorded a sixth-place finish during a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League event at I-30 Speedway.

"We started third in our heat race," he said. "There was a late restart and we fell back a little. We ended up finishing fifth. Not exactly the run we were wanting to start off the night with."

Because of his heat race finish Hagar had to start 13th in the A Main. Fortunately, his car was good and he was able to pass a lot of cars. Hagar charged from 13th to sixth to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I was up to fourth at one point," he said. "I ended up losing a couple spots and we came home with a sixth-place finish. Overall, it was a pretty decent run."

Hagar competed against stiff competition, including midget standouts Holley Hollan, Andrew Felker, Cannon McIntosh and Jesse Colwell, who ended up winning the race.

"There were good cars all night long," Hagar said. "I felt like we did really well for not racing midgets consistently. Maybe next year we can get a couple more of these races in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 6 (13).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 9 wins, 25 top fives, 28 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com .

"Dustin has been with us since we start racing," Hagar said. "He's probably one of the best artists around this area. He always makes sure our cars look good and we have what we need. It's a really great business to work it."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Borthers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, B&D Towing and Recovery, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Posts Ninth-Place Finish During Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) - Jordon Mallett highlighted two nights of action at Devil's Bowl Speedway with a ninth-place finish in Saturday night's 46th annual Winter Nationals finale.

"It was a bit of an up-and-down weekend, but we'll take it," he said. "We made a bit of a mistake on Friday night and we went off an old setup, but overall it was a decent weekend."

Mallett kicked off Friday night's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour preliminary event by finishing where he started - third - in a heat race. That locked him into the 11th starting position for the main event.

Unfortunately, Mallett struggled with the setup and dropped to the rear of the field quickly. During an open red, his crew drastically changed the setup on the car and the changes made the car a lot better. He was able to rally forward and finish in the 13th position. The top-15 result was the 25th of the season for the Greenbrier, Ark., native.

"We fell all the way back to the tail end of the field and we were extremely off in terms of the setup," he said. "Luckily we got that open red and we literally changed everything on the car. We clawed back for a top 15 and I wish we were better early. To be able to change like that and see it was the right call, it shows we are learning out here."

Mallett once again locked himself directly to the A Main on Saturday after finishing in the runner-up position in a heat race. Mallett then placed ninth in the feature on a tricky track.

"The track was wet and heavy all night and we were just too snug early on," he said. "We didn't turn our best lap until the tail end of the night and it was just a tough track to pass on. To come home with a top 10 was a blessing."

With only two remaining races on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule, Mallett trails eighth place in the series standings by 56 markers, but is now only 66 points out of seventh.

He will take this weekend off and is looking to finish out the 2019 season strong when the series visits Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

"The pressure is off going into the series finale as we are pretty secure in our spot points-wise," he said. "It's a new race track for us so we'll go in and hope for some beginners luck and maybe gain a spot or two in the standings."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat Race: 3 (3); Feature: 13 (11).

Oct. 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat Race: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ­­­- Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Red River Rack Company, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Confident Heading Into Final ASCS National Event

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) - Scott Bogucki has a lot of confidence heading into the final two nights of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season.

Despite a mechanical problem and a narrow track last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team were able to pass cars and post a seventh-place finish on Saturday during the finale of the 46th annual Winter Nationals.

"On Friday we broke a part in the rear end," he said. "On Saturday the track was heavy and narrow, which made it very fast and hard to pass. I had to wait for people to make errors and then capitalize. If you look, the guys who have run up front all season were able to pass three or four cars and that was about it. I was able to move from 11th to seventh."

Bogucki ranks sixth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings heading into the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

"Crashing and getting that concussion really cost us a top three in points," he said. "We were third before that happened. I'm just now getting back to where I should be physically. I'm heading to Texas with a lot of confidence. We are going to win those final two shows."

In the meantime, Bogucki will be busy throughout the next week working on a new trailer he recently purchased for the 2020 season.

"It's full steam ahead for next year," he said. "I think this team has improved big time from last year and I'm excited to see what will happen next season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (13).

Oct. 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Fans will have a chance to win SawBlade.com products at ASCS events by logging onto http://www.SawBlade.com/28.

SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at SawBlade.com_, and on Facebook.

"I'm so thankful for SawBlade and all my sponsors," Bogucki said. "I just couldn't do this without each and every one of them. I hope to get them a couple more wins to close the season so they will be ready to come back in 2020."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, Porker Transport, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig End First Season Together With Tough Luck at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2019) - The 2019 campaign concluded last Friday for Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig, who visited Lakeside Speedway for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Henderson's night ended upside down after making contact with a spinning car in the feature. As a result of the damage sustained in the wreck, Henderson and Sandvig chose not to run the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Saturday as originally planned.

"We came into the weekend knowing we had speed and I think we showed we were capable of running well against a good field of cars," Henderson said. "Unfortunately, we got caught up in someone else's mess and we decided to end the weekend early. We wanted to race, but ultimately we were not going to be properly prepared and ready to really put forth a solid effort with the damage sustained."

Henderson began Friday night's event by timing in 17th quickest out of 32 cars with a fastest lap of 14.193 seconds. This earned him the fourth starting position in a heat race and he moved forward one position to finish third.

"We found some speed and I really felt like we were okay in the heat race," he said. "We made a few changes afterward and I think we had a car capable of moving forward in the feature."

Henderson started the main event 12th and was hoping to bring home a solid finish against a stout field of cars. However, on a restart a car got turned around in front of him and with nowhere to go Henderson made contact and ended up upside down. The damage was too much to overcome and ended his night in the 23rd position.

"We got pinballed around pretty good and by the time we stopped the car was pretty well wadded up," he said. "I wish we'd had a few laps to really see where we stood, but that's the way it goes sometimes."

This was the final race of 2019 for the duo. For it being their maiden season together, Henderson believes they learned a lot and are set up for future success going forward.

"I feel like we are way better here at the end of the year then when we started so I would definitely say the season was a good one," he said. "Every time we hit the track we got a little better. Now we have a good baseline and next season we have a team capable of winning. I'm looking forward to the future together with Mike."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 16; Heat Race: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (12).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings builds the finest, pole barns, equestrian buildings, steel buildings and more. For more information, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com .

"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank DeBerg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Enzlinger Electric, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Triple X Race Co., Vortex Wings, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Garners Best ASCS National Tour Result of Season During Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) - Jack Dover earned his best result at Devil's Bowl Speedway since winning the 2010 Winter Nationals last Saturday during the 46th edition of the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

Dover produced a pair of stout results during the doubleheader. He won a heat race from the pole position on Friday to garner a spot into the feature redraw. Dover pulled the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were running fifth almost the whole race," he said. "I changed my line to get a couple more spots and fell back a couple. It was pretty much around the top and one lane. I moved down to try something and lost a couple of spots."

Dover's seventh-place result was his 27th top 10 of the season and fourth of the year with the ASCS National Tour.

The weekend concluded with another strong run on Saturday as Dover captured a heat race after lining up second. The feature redraw yielded the No. 3 for Dover, who lined up third for the main event.

"We got up to second, but were too tight," he said. "With the competition that was there, to come out of there with a podium was pretty respectable. It was a good way to end the year."

Dover's third-place finish was his best outing of the season with the ASCS National Tour. It marked his 20th top five of the year.

"We took the notes we've learned the last couple of months and the setup we've been running has been working pretty good," he said. "We were going down there to get some top 10s and we came out of there with a better weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (5).

Oct. 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 9 wins, 20 top fives, 28 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Daniel Wraps Up Season With Strong Outing During Jason Johnson Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2019) - Mason Daniel tied his third-best result during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Saturday when he made his final start of the season.

Daniel drastically increased the number of 410ci winged sprint car starts this year and he wrapped up his 2019 campaign by tackling the final two Midwest races of the season on the Outlaws schedule.

The action began on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Daniel qualified 25th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown - only one position out of making the A Main.

"I think we were lacking some stuff at Lakeside and I messed up and had some contact at the start of the B Main," he said. "Another driver and I made contact coming out of turn two and I lost two spots. We had to make our way back forward and missed a transfer by one."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Daniel qualified 20th quickest before he finished seventh in a heat race and third in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the A Main. He capped the night by gaining a trio of positions to finish 18th - tied for his third-best run ever with the series.

"We went out early and the track widened up a bit during qualifying," he said. "If we wouldn't have gone out as early we'd have had a better time. Three tenths of a second would have put us in the top 10. It had rained all day so there was no passing in the heats. It widened out in the B Main and in the A Main it was racy.

"That was our best run at a small track we've had this year. I feel like we're getting our short-track program where it needs to be. We definitely made a progression how the car is and me driving-wise. It was cool to make the Jason Johnson Classic and move forward. It was a good way to end the season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (6).

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (21).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BTC Bank

BTC Bank, which has 12 full-service locations - 11 in Missouri and one in Iowa - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.BTCBank.bank.

"We're excited to welcome BTC Bank to our team this year," Daniel said. "They have many locations throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Carrollton where our race shop is located. Their reputation is stellar and service is top notch so we recommend to anyone in Missouri or Iowa to check out BTC Bank."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.


 


Cory Haas scores top-five during Port’s Open Wheel Madness

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (October 21, 2019) – Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports put together an impressive campaign during Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness on Saturday night, and although the team ended their outing fifth in the running order, the level of potential was much greater, as Haas found himself battling for the lead during the early stages of the $4,000-to-win main event.

Haas, driver of John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Old Republic Distillery/York PB Truss/Wicked Cushion/Bricker’s/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car, started second on the Open Wheel Madness grid and quickly made a move for the top spot, eventually working his way around TJ Stutts to lead lap three. Despite an attempt to keep Stutts at bay, an ensuing restart after a caution allowed Stutts to work back by Haas.

The York, Pennsylvania-native kicked-off his evening with the eighth fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“It was solid run for our team. We showed a lot of speed, which is important. I think we were just as good as anyone on Saturday,” Cory Haas said, who earned two victories during his 2019 campaign; one at Williams Grove Speedway and one at BAPS Motor Speedway. “I can’t thank John Trone enough for this opportunity. We are not exactly sure what the rest of the year has in store, but regardless of the decision, it has been a fun year. We showed a lot of speed on a lot of different occasions.”

Upcoming plans for Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports remain uncertain. Any updates will be posted via social media in the coming days.

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 8/16) (Trail-Way Speedway – 8/18)

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively. Finished eighth during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on June 1. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14. Earned three top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek; ninth during Williams Grove Speedway opener, fifth during Lincoln Speedway start on night two, and ninth during Greg Hodnett Classic/Speedweek finale at Port Royal Speedway. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on July 20. Highlighted Summer Nationals weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with 11th place finish against World of Outlaws. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 2. Finished seventh at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Earned two wins in three days; Williams Grove Speedway on August 16 and Trail-Way Speedway on August 18. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on August 31; Bob Leiby Memorial. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Won heat race before finishing sixth during Lincoln Speedway finale on Saturday, September 28. Qualified for 2019 Williams Grove Speedway National Open A-Main. Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, October 19.

Whittall 15th during Open Wheel Madness; World of Outlaws double next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (October 21, 2019) – Justin Whittall’s Open Wheel Madness campaign on Saturday, October 19, was filled with promise, ending his evening at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ with a 15th place performance amongst a talented field reaching the mid-30s.

Although not his best outcome of the season at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, Whittall’s finish on Saturday boosted his team’s morale, ultimately creating excitement as they prepare to challenge the best in the world during the two-day Nittany Showdown beginning Friday, October 25.

Boasting a $23,000 winner’s share over two days, $8,000 on Friday, October 25, and $15,000 on Saturday, October 26, Whittall will enter the World of Outlaws sanctioned Nittany Showdown in full force, not only working to represent the Pennsylvania Posse fanbase at the highest level, but also working for a career-high finish against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

To date, Whittall has entered three World of Outlaws programs in 2019 and has qualified for one main event, finishing 23rd at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21.

“I’m excited to race with the Outlaws again,” Justin Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car. “They are the best in the world at what they do. It’s a perfect opportunity for us to learn and better ourselves. Hopefully we can represent our fans and partners well and earn our way into both shows.”

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.


Mechanical woes end Dietrich’s Open Wheel Madness; World of Outlaws Nittany Showdown next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 21, 2019) – ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich was on his way to a successful outcome at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, October 19, but mechanical woes ultimately cut his Open Wheel Madness appearance short, eventually scored 23rd after battling as high as second in the running order.

Despite the mechanical misfortune, Dietrich is already looking ahead toward his next visit to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’ The 14-time winner in 2019 will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during a two-day outing on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26.

Dubbed the Nittany Showdown, the two-day World of Outlaws invasion of Port Royal Speedway will award a total winner’s share equaling $23,000; $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday.

“Nothing you can do about freak mechanical things like that. We’ll just try again next weekend,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car who owns two wins at Port Royal Speedway in 2019. “The goal is to give the Outlaws a run and hopefully beat them in front of our home fans. I think we have a great shot.”

Danny Dietrich owns one World of Outlaws victory in 2019, that occurring at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 21.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 47
Top-10s: 61
Wins: 14

2019 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4.

Zearfoss earns first-ever URC victory; Outlaw Nittany Showdown on horizon

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 21, 2019) – Despite being forced to settle with a ‘DNF’ during the 410c.i. portion of the Saturday evening program, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss made the most of his United Racing Club (URC) 360c.i. start at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ and secured a first-ever victory with the Series. Impressive enough, Zearfoss, who now owns four victories in 2019 including his 360 triumph, earned the URC/Open Wheel Madness win from the outside of row six, taking command aboard his familiar No. 3Z with only three circuits remaining.

Piloting the Ryan Linder-owned/X-1 Race Cars/No. 9 sprint car during the 410c.i. portion of the Open Wheel Madness program, Zearfoss was eventually scored 17th after starting seventh; contact with another competitor ended all hope for a trip to the coveted victory lane stage.

“The goal was to get two of these, but that’s how it goes sometimes,” Brock Zearfoss, a former Port Royal track champion, said of his Open Wheel Madness win. “I can’t thank Ryan Linder enough for the opportunity to drive his X-1 Race Car on Saturday. We had a fast hot rod, things just didn’t pan out. Also, a big thanks to Metz-Wolfgang Auto Sports for allowing us to use their 360 again. It has been a dream to drive and we certainly appreciate the opportunity.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with another trip to the ‘Speed Palace,’ this time with the intent to battle head-to-head with the Greatest Show On Dirt during the annual Nittany Showdown on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26. The ‘Jonestown Jet,’ who is a former World of Outlaws winner during action at Williams Grove Speedway, aims to collect both parts of the $23,000 winner’s share at Port Royal Speedway; $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Maxim Chassis, Simpson Racing Products, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline.

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 39

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019).

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway. Finished ninth at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway during Salute to the Troops program on August 25. Finished fourth during Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica on August 30. Won Brad Doty Classic finale worth $10,000 on August 31. Finished seventh at Bedford Speedway on Thursday, September 5. Finished sixth during ‘Night Before The Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 6. Finished eighth during ‘Night Before The Knittel’ at Atomic Speedway on Friday, September 13; Hard Charger Award (17th to 8th). Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on September 19. Earned back-to-back All Star top-tens during Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz Memorial and Lincoln’s Dirt Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. Finished eighth during 4-Crown Nationals opener at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 27. Finished fourth twice on Saturday, October 12; once during BAPS 410 start and once during BAPS 358/360 URC Challenge event. Won URC main event during Port Royal’s Open Wheel Madness on October 19.


Marks with back-to-back top-tens at Lakeside and Lake Ozark; ‘Speed Palace’ awaits

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (October 21, 2019) – Including the largest payday of his career, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks has reeled off four consecutive top-ten finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition, continuing that trend during starts in Kansas and Missouri during the recent weekend.

Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, finished ninth and tenth, respectively, during his recent weekend road trip, each of which highlighted with a hard-charging performance at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, October 18.

Lining up 22nd on the Lakeside feature grid, Marks rebounded big, ultimately ending his evening ninth in the running order, also securing the KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions.

Marks’ visit to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, October 19, was nearly as impressive, ending his Jason Johnson Classic visit with a bounce from 15th to finish tenth.

“The National Open win at Williams Grove Speedway really gave this team the boost of confidence it needed,” Brent Marks said, who owns 24 World of Outlaws top-ten finishes in 2019. “It’s tough out here. It’s easy to get frustrated. The Williams Grove win was a big turning point for us and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope to win in front of our home fans this weekend.”

Brent Marks will continue his 2019 World of Outlaws campaign, his third year on the road with the Greatest Show On Dirt, with the two-day Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on October 25 & 26. The high-dollar weekend will award a total winner’s share equaling $23,000: $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday. Brent Marks is certainly no stranger to victory lane at Port Royal Speedway. The nearby Myerstown, Pennsylvania-native is a former Night Before The Tuscarora and Tuscarora 50 champion.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 7
WoO Top-10s: 24
WoO Wins: 1
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main. Finished ninth at Black Hill Speedway on Friday, August 23. Finished sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 31. Finished tenth at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 4. Finished tenth during Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on Saturday, September 7. Highlights three-race weekend with 12th place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, September 13. Finished ninth at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 21. Scored Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory worth $65,000; largest victory of career and largest payday in Williams Grove Speedway history. Finished seventh during Tri-State Speedway start on Sunday, October 13. Hard Charged from 22nd to ninth during Lakeside Speedway start on October 18. Finished tenth during Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on October 19.


Rico Abreu sweeps Trophy Cup weekend for $26,000 payday, increases win streak to six

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, October 17th-19th
Event: 26th Annual Trophy Cup
Series: Open 360 Event
Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Thursday: 1st (10th)
Friday: 1st (5th)
Saturday: 1st (17th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 21, 2019) – Increasing his current win streak to six since sweeping MOWA action at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on October 4 & 5, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu was the man to beat during the 26th running of Trophy Cup in Tulare, California, ultimately ending the three-day 360 sprint car showdown with three straight victories, clinching a total winner’s share equaling $26,000 in the process. The Trophy Cup sweep was a first-ever feat during the prestigious Thunderbowl Raceway event.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Golden State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car, earned his Trophy Cup victories in convincing fashion, first climbing ahead from tenth and fifth, respectively, during preliminary main event competition.

Impressive enough, Abreu’s Trophy Cup finale win was accomplished from 17th on the grid, forced to start from row nine as the result of a top-20 invert.

Wasting little time during the 50-lap finale, Abreu powered his way to second by lap 39, surviving a multi-lap slide job assault against Tim Kaeding. By lap 44, Abreu was in control, driving his way around two-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, after the Texas-native made contact with the outside retaining wall. From that point forward, it was the ‘Rico Abreu Show.’

“Oh man, that was wild,” Rico Abreu said of his weekend in Tulare. “I’m not even sure what to say. We are racing on a whole different level right now and it feels great. I owe it all to my team, my partners, and of course, my family. All we can do now is keep working and make this win streak continue.”

Although his schedule for the coming weekend remains uncertain, Rico Abreu plans to return to sprint car competition on Friday and Saturday, November 1 & 2, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California. The 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson will engulf Stockton headlines that weekend, complete with 360 action on Friday, followed by a Sprint Car Challenge Tour (360) and King of the West-NARC (410) doubleheader on Saturday. Abreu will enter all three programs; 360 action on Friday, followed by a SCCT and King of the West-NARC double on Saturday.

Rico Abreu is the defending Tribute to Gary Patterson champion.

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

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shoprico.com. Abreu’s traveling merchandise vehicle will be at select events in 2019. A complete list of at-track merchandise availability can be found on Rico Abreu’s racing calendar via www.ricoabreu.com.

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/
2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru October 21, 2019)
Total Races: 73
Total Wins: 12
Total Top-5s: 30
Total Top-10s: 53
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car


Tony Stewart finds tenth sprint car win of 2019 during Chatham Speedway visit

Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 18th & 19th
Event: 26th Annual Spooky 50
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 1st (3rd)
Saturday: 2nd (2nd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 21, 2019) – For the tenth time in 2019, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart earned his way to sprint car victory lane, this time during United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour competition at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana.

Certainly no stranger to USCS competition, nor victory lane, Smoke’s triumph on Friday, October 18, was the product of row two, quickly racing his way to the front before being forced to hold back a hard-charging Mark Smith, who started ninth. The USCS victory was Stewart’s fifth of the 2019 season, his first since May 27 during a visit to Lexington, Tennessee.

“When you have a guy like Mark Smith behind you, you can’t make any mistakes. He’s a great racer, so anytime you can keep a guy like him behind you says a lot,” Tony Stewart explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “We enjoy racing with the USCS. It’s a fun Series. Hopefully we have plenty of opportunities to join them in the future.”

Although unable to repeat victory on Saturday during the USCS/Chatham Speedway finale, Smoke did the next best thing and finished second, ultimately ending his evening in the exact position that he started. Mark Smith, who started fourth, was the victor.

His schedule for the coming weekend remains uncertain, but Tony Stewart plans to return to sprint car competition as early as Thursday and Friday, October 31 & November 1, during the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway dirt track. The ASCS sanctioned program will feature the best 360 sprint car racers in the country including each and every ASCS national full-timer.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg.
2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 21, 2019)
Total Races: 63
Total Wins: 10
Total Top-5s: 28
Total Top-10s: 36


Donny Schatz drives Ford to World of Outlaws victory in Kansas City

Date: Friday, October 18th
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (5th)

Date: Saturday, October 19th
Event: Jason Johnson Classic Presented By FK Rod Ends
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (14th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd – 9554 points (32 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 21, 2019) – Less than two months after Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team owner, Tony Stewart, powered a Ford FPS 410 to victory lane during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competition in Plymouth, Wisconsin, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz did the same, this time during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

The victory, Schatz’ tenth of the season with the Greatest Show On Dirt, was accomplished in convincing fashion, powering ahead from fifth on the grid to take command on lap 13. Forced to outduel ‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown during the early stages, Schatz’ takeover on lap 13 was the product of a near-full lap drag race with Brown, ultimately beating the Missouri-native back to the line to lead the circuit.

“It’s pretty rewarding,” said Schatz about winning with the new Ford engine. “Sometimes you have to do things in life that are off the beaten path. That’s what this whole program is. They got a lot of dedication to it. Tony (Stewart) does. And what Tony asks us to do we do. Here we are.”

In addition to his victory at Lakeside Speedway, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, earned a top-ten finish during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, October 19.

An impressive recovery, Schatz earned his eighth place outcome from the outside of row seven, forced to start deep after finishing fifth during heat race action.

With all results considered, the Fargo, North Dakota-native still trails World of Outlaws point leader, Brad Sweet, by 32 markers heading into the two-day stint at Port Royal Speedway.

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will make their way back to the Keystone State and prepare for a doubleheader at the ‘Speed Palace.’

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, will host the Greatest Show On Dirt during the annual Nittany Showdown on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26. The two-day showstopper will award a total winner’s share equaling $23,000: $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday. Donny Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws winner at Port Royal Speedway, earning the Tuscarora 50 $51,000+ top prize in 2018.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 21, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 69
World of Outlaws Wins: 10
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 45
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 62

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PENNSYLVANIA CALLS: CJB Heads to Port Royal for Big Weekend
Top-10 at Jason Johnson Classic propels car #5 into final four nights

CARLISLE, PA. - October 22, 2019 - After a weekend of racing in Kansas and Missouri, only four more nights remain in the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.

First up on the docket for the Kansas and Missouri double header was a stop at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kan. on Friday, October 18th. The CJB #5 timed in 17th, finished 5th in the heat race and 24th in the feature. Shane Stewart and the team were in action again the following night. 21st in time trials, 7th in the heat race and a win in the Last Chance Showdown meant that the #5 machine would start 19th in the feature. From there, Stewart wheeled the Killer Instinct Crossbows machine to a 9th place finish in the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri.


(Photo by DBIII Imaging.)

"Tough night at Lakeside," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "I felt like we rebounded well with our finish at Lake Ozark. I wanted to win that race because it honors my buddy Jason but it was a cool experience nonetheless."

Up next is a "home weekend," for the CJB crew as they race in the heart of Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th.

"Pennsylvania means home races for this team and I am excited about that," Stewart said. "These tracks have been good to us so I am hopeful they will continue to be."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS:
Events: 76
Quick Times: 6
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 15
Top-10's: 36
Heat Race Wins: 12
Dash Wins: 5

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Oval Express QT Award

Oval Express Magazine have been supporting and promoting speedway with the production of their magazine for over 20 years now and whilst producing a top quality product they have also supported drivers, race tracks, series and different division’s throughout this time. They are continuing their support of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Series and offering a driver the chance to win a 12 month subscription of the magazine for the winner of the Quick Time Award at every series round.

“Oval Express Magazines Phil & Michelle Jordison have been long term supporters of the Series and
360’s. We quite often get repeat winners of the Quick Time Award but if this does occur OE allow this prize to be shared between driver, car owners or crews. So anyone on the winner’s team can be rewarded. I had one driver nominate as a contracted driver for the series, he was the quickest to do so and when I told him this he asked me - Do I get a OE 12 month subscription for it?. To continue to have ties with a quality production like Oval Express is a bonus for us.” says Searle.

 

 

Brian Brown Earns Top Five During FVP Platinum Battery Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Brian Brown scored his fifth top five of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Friday when Lakeside Speedway hosted the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

Brown led the first 12 laps of the 30-lap feature before holding on for his 24th total top five this year. He nearly captured another top five the following night during the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends before an ignition problem ended his night early.

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (1).

"We were quickest hot lapping," Brown said. "We went out late and were able to get qualified fifth quickest. We did what we needed in the heat and dash, and then we led the first half of the A Main. Sometimes as a driver when you take off you know if you have a good car. We were so good at the beginning I knew we'd have trouble. We got too free toward the end. We just missed it a little bit and when you just miss it with the Outlaws you're going to run fourth.

"We had almost 200 people there with FVP. The Outlaws did a great job with the hospitality. Also, I think I had 50 people in friends and family that came. It was a good night."

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 20 (3).

"It's a place we haven't been that good lately," Brown said. "It was a welcoming happiness to go there and hot lap good and qualify fifth. I felt like we were right there in contention to have a good run. We took off there inside the top five running fourth, but we had ignition trouble and the thing died. I was hoping to get away with two top-five finishes on the weekend. To go in those places and be in contention to have potential wins and top fives is a good weekend. The last six weeks we've fine-tuned some issues we've had throughout the year and found some things. I wish the season wasn't coming to a close.

"To have a good run at the Jason Johnson Classic would have been good. Jason was a guy I looked up to and had a lot of respect for on and off the track. We had some similarities in that we both owned our own teams. We talked a lot about different things associated with our teams. There can only be one winner of that race. If we couldn't win I was happy to see the No. 41 win. That was a cool moment for their team."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"Out of all the places in Pennsylvania, if you're going to drive 14 hours Port Royal is a track we are confident we can have good runs at," Brown said. "We've been in contention to win there several times. We need to get qualified, which is key with the Outlaws. We need to put ourselves in a position to have a good run and that starts with good qualifying laps."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 5 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We've been very fortunate to work with great partners like Winters Performance Products," Brown said. "They make all of our rear ends. We're lucky to have a good partner that builds a good quality piece that puts our 900 horsepower to the ground."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Nets Sixth-Place Finish During World of Outlaws Race at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Kerry Madsen highlighted a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader with a sixth-place run last Friday at Lakeside Speedway.

The KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports competitor opened the night at the oval in Kansas City, Kan., by qualifying 15th quickest. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from 11th to sixth in the main event.

"We didn't qualify very well, but we had a great race car in the A Main," he said. "Unfortunately, double-file restarts really hurt us. Otherwise we had a podium car. I passed two or three cars and then on double-file restarts I'd lose them so I'd have to pass them back."

It marked his 27th top 10 of the season and 13th during World of Outlaws action.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Madsen timed in 18th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and charged from 18th to 11th in the A Main.

"We drew early and the track was really greasy from the rain," he said. "We just didn't qualify very good. In the A Main the track was narrow and hard to do much. We slowly made some progress and nearly got to the top 10."

Madsen will join the World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., this Friday and Saturday for the Nittany Showdown.

"We had really strong race cars when we were there last month," he said. "Hopefully we can carry something into it. I feel pretty confident and feel like we should be strong."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (11).

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 11 (18).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 27 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Kraig Kinser Captures Top 10s at Lakeside Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Kraig Kinser posted a pair of top-10 outings last weekend during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition.

"We like moving forward and we'll take two solid top 10s," he said. "We've definitely got some momentum. We want to finish the season strong."

The action began on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Kinser qualified 19th quickest and he finished sixth in a heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. He won the race to garner a transfer into the main event, in which he maneuvered from 21st to 10th.

"We're working on getting faster," he said. "The track slowed down a bit to help our handling. We knew we were going to start toward the back so we kept working to try to find something for the feature. I think we had more progress to go so we were fortunate to get into the top 10. That was a positive leaving there."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Kinser timed in second quickest, narrowly earning a new track record. A runner-up result in a heat race and a fifth-place finish in the dash lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"When qualifying up front you want to translate that into dashes," he said. "That's what this is about is making the dashes. Your odds start falling in your favor when you can start up front. We need to make the dashes. The track was real fast. It was pretty racy, but narrow. I had to get off the gas in the dash and got passed. That was the tale of our feature. We were a little too tight to be making the moves we needed to on the restarts. I had a pretty good car and better than some of the cars in front of us. Our biggest deal was we were too tight on restarts."

Kinser placed seventh, which was his 27th top 10 of the season.

The next World of Outlaws event is this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown.

"I like getting to the half-mile tracks," he said. "You want to unload quick and not make too many adjustments."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (21).

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (2); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

73 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 27 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 57 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"It's been a good match with another company close to us in Indiana," Kinser said. "They are pretty prominent in non-wing stuff and are building their winged program. They spent quite a bit of time getting us going. It's been a great partnership for us."

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

 

 

Sides Hustles to New Track Record and Best Result of Season During Jason Johnson Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Jason Sides produced his best outing of the season on Saturday during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

Sides kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Lake Ozark Speedway by setting quick time during qualifying. He did so in impressive fashion by establishing a new track record as well.

"When we hot lapped the car felt so good," he said. "It was easy to drive and rolled right around there."

Sides then won both a heat race and the dash - his first of the season - from the pole position to garner the pole for the 41-lap main event.

"Everything was falling in place and going our way," he said.

Sides led the first seven laps - his first laps led this season - before entering traffic. He lost two positions in one turn when he got trapped behind a slower car. Sides maintained third for awhile before dropping two more positions on a restart. He ended with a sixth-place result, which marked his best finish of the year and fifth top 10 during World of Outlaws action.

"It was pretty good all night until the feature," he said. "I believe that is due to not running up front. You forget how fast you come up on lapped traffic. I wasn't really sure how close (David) Gravel and Sheldon (Haudenschild) were to me, but when I got to lapped cars they went right underneath me. I must have slowed up too much for a lapped car. Just not being in that position lately got me.

"It would have been nice to have a top five, which would be like a win for us. Sixth is still a good run."

The strong outing came on the heels of a 16th-place run the previous night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

"I started pretty decent and we got going," he said. "I felt pretty good and got a couple of spots on the bottom. That went away. It was so far around the top and the cushion was 10 or 12 inches from the wall. That's not my style. I'd tip toe to it and I think I got the tires hot. I wasn't very good throughout the second half of that feature and got to spinning the tires and we lost spots."

Sides heads to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., this Friday and Saturday for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

"Last year we started 10th and went into the first corner and I was too tight on the right front," he said. "We fell to 24th and got back to 10th. If we could get a pair of top 10s I think we'd be happy with the weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (9).

Oct. 19 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (1).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

103 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Trenca Records Top 10 During Final Racing Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 22, 2019) - A sixth-place showing last Friday highlighted the final weekend of racing this season for Joe Trenca.

The Mucci Motorsports driver invaded Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event. He qualified third quickest in his group before placing fourth in a heat race. Trenca wrapped up the night with a charge from 10th to sixth in the A Main.

"It could have been better," he said. "The track conditions were pretty tough. I was up to third and passing for second when I got into the wall. The way they have the wall it's like Eldora where they have to scrap it. I couldn't see it because it was covered in dirt. We started having a right rear tire going down.

"We were hoping for a podium, but overall it wasn't a bad night. We were able to leave there with a top 10 and not have too much damage."

The season concluded on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, where Trenca made his 360ci winged sprint car debut during a URC event.

"We were 10th overall in hot laps, but I drew a bad pill so we started eighth in a heat race," he said. "We weren't bad in the heat, but starting at the back and with a fast track it was tough to make up ground. We were a lot better in the B Main and charged from ninth to second. We ran right through the middle and passed cars on the bottom."

The runner-up result in the consolation race garnered a transfer into the main event. Unfortunately, Trenca's night ended early.

"We got involved in that big crash a few laps into the A Main," he said. "Someone ran over someone's front end and it went haywire. People flipped and wrecked. There were like 10 cars involved. We wrecked the front end, shocks and wings."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (10).

Oct. 19 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 2 (9); Feature: DNF (22).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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"Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. has pretty much every tool you could need," Trenca said. "They are longtime friends of ours and we're really happy to be partnered with them."

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

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Taylor Earns POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series Championship

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Zac Taylor, who is in his first year of driving a non-wing sprint car, captured the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series championship thanks to a podium finish last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway.

"What a learning experience this year was," he said. "I learned driving a non-wing sprint car is so much different than a winged car. My dad learned so much about setups. It was just an incredible season. And to win the championship at a track where I won a winged championship a couple of years ago is even more special."

Taylor's afternoon began with a charge from seventh to second in his heat race, putting him in the fifth starting position for the feature.

"It was an afternoon show so traction was at a premium," he said. "I ran the bottom at one end of the track and the top at the other. I got up to second and was challenging for the lead when the caution came out. The leader learned where I was running and he moved up and blocked. I ended up third."

Taylor noted that he may race his sprint car again the weekend following Thanksgiving in Arizona.

"One of the teams that came up to Colorado to run with us was telling us about this show so we are talking about going," he said.

Taylor said he and midget owner Todd Henry are also looking at competing with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League this Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"Then we start getting ready for the Chili Bowl and the 2020 season," he added.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 18 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League (tentative)

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

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"It's because of great businesses like SuperClean that we can race and I can grow as a driver," Taylor said. "I can't thank them enough for the past three years of support."

Taylor would also like to thank Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Claims Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals After Producing Podium During Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 22, 2019) - Roger Crockett earned his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the season last Saturday during the 46th annual Winter Nationals finale at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The strong run marked his third consecutive podium finish and fifth in the last seven ASCS National Tour events, increasing his advantage in third place in the championship standings with only two races remaining this season.

Crockett kicked off the weekend on Friday by winning a heat race from the second starting position.

"It's always good when you can draw the front row," he said. "You have to win it and we were able to do that. We were tied for fourth in points and drew the six (in the feature redraw).

"I think on the first lap of the feature I went from sixth to third. We trucked along for a little bit and capitalized on a mistake from Harli (White) to get to second. The track lights went out under yellow so we had it opened up for a long red. I second guessed every decision and didn't make my car better. Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) was a lot better after the red and we weren't quite as good."

Crockett finished second, which was his eighth podium of the season during ASCS National Tour competition.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with a perfect night as Crockett won a heat race from third before capturing the feature victory from the pole position.

"We had a good draw and were able to capitalize on a good start in the heat race," he said. "We got into second and tracked the leader down and got by him. The track was pretty tricky because there wasn't a lot of grip out there.

"In the feature we got the lead around Lap 4. We got into traffic a few times and it got really tough. The car would get really tight. Turns three and four widened out a little bit. Sam pressured us, but we were able to make some moves in traffic. You'd start getting near other cars and it gets hard to get near them without upsetting your car. It's hard when everyone is so fast. The air helps the nose turn so much. When you lose a little bit of it and you're not ready for it it makes it really hard to keep it where you're going."

Crockett will take this weekend off before wrapping up the season Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (6).

Oct. 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 22 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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"We've been really strong with Rider Racing Engines under the hood," Crockett said. "We've only run Rider this year and it has been really consistent for us. We won at Lake Ozark with 27 races on an engine and we won last Saturday with 23 nights on an engine."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Rallies for Top Five During USCS Series Weekend Finale at Chatham Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (Oct. 22, 2019) - Channin Tankersley scored a pair of top 10s during a USCS Series doubleheader at Chatham Speedway last weekend.

The Old School Racing driver began the action on Friday by winning a heat race from the second starting position. He capped the night by recording an eighth-place run in the main event, which was his 10th top 10 of the year.

"We were a little off on Night 1," he said. "We were too snug to run the bottom and that's pretty much where the best line was. We made some improvements from Friday to Saturday and that's always a plus."

Tankersley finished second in a heat race on Saturday. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"We were pretty good in the A Main, but starting 10th with that caliber of guys it's hard to drive up through the field," he said. "We got better as the race went on."

Tankersley advanced to a fifth-place showing. It was his ninth top five in 15 races this year.

He is slated to finish the season Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (7).

Oct. 19 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

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"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

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

 

 

Hill Records Career-Best Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Finish

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 22, 2019) - Alex Hill overcame poor track position and a challenging racing surface to score her career-best Winter Nationals result on Saturday during the 46th edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Hill began her evening in an all too familiar position for her lately - at the back of her heat race.

"We haven't been drawing well lately," said Hill, who has started at or near the back of all but one of her last 10 heat races. "Usually, that's not too big of an issue. But lately the tracks haven't been racy - just hammer-down and really tough to pass. We had the same issue both nights this weekend with a bad draw and a track where it was tough to pass."

After finishing eighth in her heat race, Hill rolled off sixth in the B Main.

"I was able to get a couple of cars on the start and then one in front of us broke so we finished third and transferred to the A."

Hill started 19th in the weekend finale and maintained her position on a track that wasn't conducive to passing, finishing 18 th.

"The fastest way around the track in the A Main was around the bottom and that's where everyone ran," she said.

Another poor draw on Friday led to another B Main start, this time from the ninth starting spot.

"I was able to move up a couple of spots and I got real close to the guy who was in the final transfer spot," she said. "I tried to slide him, but couldn't get it done and finished one spot short of transferring to the A Main. The track was slick from the bottom to the top."

Hill used a provisional to start at the back of the main event and she pulled off the track early.

She will be idle from racing this weekend before returning to competition on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (9); Feature: DNF (23).

Oct. 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main 3 (6); Feature: 18 (19).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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

 

 

Bard ends PASS season with win


Garrett Bard put an exclamation point on an extraordinary rookie half season with a wire-to-wire victory Saturday night in the PA Sprint Series feature during Port Royal Speedway’s “Open Wheel Madness 3.”

The driver from Wells Tannery recovered from a sub-par 12th-place finish Friday at BAPS Motor Speedway, winning his heat race by nearly three seconds and then holding off a determined effort by 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Ken Duke Jr. in the feature.

Riding the high line around the sweeping Port Royal “Speed Palace,” Bard’s CG Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95 had the momentum to keep Selinsgrove racer Duke’s Fairfield Chevrolet/Appalachian Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67 behind him on two exciting restarts.

It was Bard’s fourth win in his last six races and his sixth overall (five with PASS and one with Laurel Highlands Sprint Series) in a career in full-sized sprints that only began on July 12 in a LHSS race at Clinton County Motor Speedway. His first PASS race was the next night at Path Valley Motor Speedway, and his first win came the next Saturday in his first visit to Port Royal.

In three Port Royal appearances now, Bard has finished first, third and first.

“I can set the car up to drive how I want to do,” he said about the track. “This is the type of track I like. We can get high speeds on longer, sweeping turns, and it just fits to what I like.”

The race was slowed by three cautions, all for relatively harmless spins, but the last two gave Duke his shots at the lead, and on the final restart on lap 14, the “Iron Man” nearly made it work.

“I wish we didn’t have that caution,” Bard said. “I knew I could run one/two really good, and when we got to lapped traffic, I went up in three and four on the top, and I knew all the lapped cars were on the bottom, and Ken was on the bottom, and I’m like, ‘Man, can this thing stay green all the way?’ But we had that caution.

“(On the restart), coming off two every time, I could see Ken underneath me, and with my luck, I go to the bottom and I’m going to screw up, and he’s going to get underneath me, so I’ll just keep rolling the top and keep the momentum going all the time.”

In Victory Lane, Bard also revealed how close the win came to not happening and expressed thanks to veteran 410 driver Mike Wagner and his crew.

“After the heat, our radiator busted,” he said, “and we had go get a another one mounted up. Mike Wagner gave us his extra one to use. We got it put up and everything worked out.”

Duke’s runner-up finish was his 18th top-five performance in PASS this year, including eight wins (plus two in Laurel Highlands Sprints). It also gave him the Port Royal PASS points championship to go with his overall PASS title, Pennsylvania championship and IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship.

“Nitro Nick” Sweigart, who had started ninth, finished third, but was not able to pull off the third-to-first move that earned him the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge victory at Port Royal a week ago. Jaremi Hanson was especially strong in the early stages of the race and finished fourth, with Doug Dodson taking fifth.

Completing the top 10 were Jonathan Jones, Drew Ritchey, Nathan Gramley, Landon Price and Devon Adams.

John Walp, driving Kruz Kepner’s car for the second night in a row, was the hard charger for the evening, moving up eight spots from 22nd starting position to 14th.

Heat races for the 29 PASS sprints on hand went to Bard, Duke and Wally Eshenaur, and the B-Main was won by Will Brunson.

The race completed the 2019 PASS season. The banquet to recognize Champion Ken Duke Jr. and others will be held on January 18 at the Mechanicsburg Club. Tickets and other information will be available at www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Port Royal Speedway Saturday, October 19

HEAT 1 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 880-Drew Ritchey; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 23-Nathan Gramley; 5. 55-Domenic Melair; 6. 26-Ryan Lynn; 7. 72-Dave Guss; 8-21M-Cassandra Minium; 9. 58-Nathan Emig; 10. 107-Colton Hoover.

HEAT 2. 1. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 2. 69P-Landon Price; 3. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 4. R6-Reed Thompson; 5. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 6. 46-Mike Alleman; 7. 8B-Will Brunson; 8. 19-John Walp; 9. 56D-Peter Dance; 10. 80-Dave Wickham.

HEAT 3 – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 8-Nick Sweigart; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 99-Devin Adams; 6. 54A-Alex Bright; 7. 53W-Jimmy White; 8. 88-Fred Arnold; 9. 2-Erin Statler.

B-Main – 1. 8B-Will Brunson; 2. 72-Dave Guss; 3. 53W-Jimmy White; 4. 19-John Walp; 5. 56D-Peter Dance; 6. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 88-Fred Arnold; 9. 80-Dave Wickham; 10. 58-Nathan Emig; 11. 107-Colton Hoover (DNS).

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 7. 880-Drew Ritchey; 8. 23-Nathan Gramley; 9. 69P-Landon Price; 10. 99-Devin Adams; 11. R6-Reed Thompson; 12. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 13. 55-Domenic Melair; 14. 19-John Walp; 15. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 16. 56D-Peter Dance; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 46-Mike Alleman; 19. 26-Ryan Lynn; 20. 8B-Will Brunson; 21. 88-Fred Arnold; 22. 72-Dave Guss; 23. 53W-Jimmy White; 24. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 25. 54A-Alex Bright; 26. 5E-Wally Eshenaur. DNQ – 80-Dave Wickham; 58-Nathan Emig; 107-Colton Hoover.

 

 

Solid Top 10 For Farrer In Round 1

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Brenten Farrer got his 2019/20 sprintcar season underway last Saturday night at the Heartland Raceway in Moama recording solid top 10 result in opening round of the EurekaGarages and Sheds SRA Sprintcar Series. After starting from position 12 in the 30 lap A- Main Brenton drove his Frijtek / Kart Magic #34 Maxim to position 8 to get his overall series points championship off to encourage start.

“I'm happy with the night to be honest, it was a shaky start. A few minor issues really hurt us early in the night.After finishing fifth in my first heat I won my second from the front which really helped” added Brenten following the event.

“After starting from position 12 I was able to move to 8th. That was all I hadas the track was rubber down and a little hard to pass but all in all adecentopening night”.

Late last season Brenten was able to develop a new partnership with veteran Tasmanian Sprintcar racer Robin Dawkins and his Wife Jo, a relationship that has been extended again this year.

“I can't thank Robin and Jo Dawkins from Kart Magic for really getting behind our little team and it has really helped us take the next step.But having said that I take nothing away from Mick and Deb from Frijtek as Iwould be lost without them.Also,thanks to Tru Test for coming on board this season and of course all my loyal sponsors for sticking with me again in 2019/20.I’m really looking forward to what's to come”.

With the opening round now completed Brenten will again be on track this weekend as he will contest Round 2 of the SRA Series at the Avalon Raceway in Lara.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2019/20 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Robin & Jo Dawkins – Kart Magic, Trutest, AndyFX, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares, BF Car Carriers, Brack Earthmovers and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

Pair Of Wins Highlight Emotional Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals For Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Bryan Hulbert - MESQUITE, Texas (October 21, 2019) A emotional weekend for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who said goodbye to his Grandfather while competing at the 46th Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals, the driver of the Hills Racing Team No. 15h brought pride to his Grandfather's memory with a trio of podiums, along with two wins in IMCA RaceSaver and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competition.
"It was one of those deals where we knew what was at stake, and I knew what I wanted to accomplish. I don't think a lot of people knew all the implications of why I wanted to get the win, but it was important to me," stated Hafertepe,
Racing to the green from the second starting spot, Sam nearly got tangled up with John Carney II on the start, allowing Harli White to race by. Getting the point in slower traffic on Lap 9, Sam saw little to no challenge throughout the rest of Friday's A-Feature. Running double-duty, Sam bowed out of Friday's lineup with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars after his Heat Race in order to focus on getting the Friday victory.
Returning Saturday with both classes on his plate, Sam took the Paul Cook No. 10x to Victory Lane with ease. Jumping from the RaceSaver Sprint Car to his Hills Racing Team No. 15h, Hafertepe gridded the A-Feature sixth. Wasting little time getting to second, Sam pursued Roger Crockett.Getting next to the No. 11 on two occasions, including a run down the backstretch with two laps to go that, was cut short by slower traffic, Hafertepe would end up crossing runner-up.
"I felt like I could close in on Roger anytime I wanted too. We had a really good car when we were on an open track. I started pressing it when we got to traffic. I'd just wait until we caught the back of the field, so that first caution hurt us because I figured we were going to be in traffic for a long time, and when we did restart it took us a long time to catch traffic again. Once we got there, we only had like two and a half, maybe three laps of traffic, and we caught one lapped car and that didn't work out for me. By the time we caught another one, the race was over, but that's just how it happens sometimes. Roger did a good job and didn't make any mistakes."
Upping his advantage to 86 points in the hunt for the 2019 Championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the season's final showdown will be Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Taking the coming weekend off to prepare, Hafertepe is confident going into the 2019 Season Finale.
"We feel like, the last four nights we've run this car, we've had the fastest car on the track. I don't think anyone's really been in our zip code as far as speed so going into TMS, we've had a lot of success there. We feel like anything short of two wins isn't going to be acceptable for us, and that's what we're going for."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 52; Wins -13; Top 5 - 27; Top 10 - 35; Top 20 - 40;
Coming Up:
October 31 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ Lucas Oil ASCS
November 1 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ Lucas Oil ASCS
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VALVOLINE RACEWAY ROCKED BY SHOCK SYDNEY METRO COMPULSORY LAND ACQUISITION NEWS

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

October 21, 2019

Valvoline Raceway, an iconic tourism, entertainment and sporting icon in Sydney’s West for over forty years has been rocked by a phone call today that revealed Sydney Metro will compulsory acquire the land as part of a billion-dollar rail development between the city and Sydney’s West.

“Almost 120 properties will be forcibly acquired for construction of a $20 billion-plus metro rail line from Parramatta to the central city, which is now slated to be opened by 2030, about two years later than expected,” it was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald today.

Principals of Valvoline Raceway, Barry and Felicity Waldron, who have been dealing with Crown Lands for two years over plans for a lease extension at the world-famous Wentworth Street venue have had no previous discussion or information provided on this news.

“This has come completely out of the blue,” said an angry Felicity Waldron, “in all our dealings with Crown Lands talking about extending the lease beyond 2026 and ensuring the longer-term future of the venue never has anyone said ANYTHING to us about this. We are in complete shock.”

In its forty plus years of competition at the Granville Sportsground since opening in 1977/78 the Valvoline Raceway (formerly Parramatta City Raceway) has injected tens of millions of dollars into the economy of Parramatta and the greater west.

The Raceway is a focal point for the industry nationally and internationally and has attracted tens of thousands of spectators and literally thousands of race competitors over its four decade reign.

The impact that a development like this would have for the sport of Australian Speedway nationally and indeed internationally (the sport of Speedway in Australia is some 93 years old having started in Maitland NSW in 1923) would be devastating.

Barry and Felicity Waldron have invested literally millions of dollars into the upgrading, the maintaining and the future development of the Valvoline Raceway since 2014 firmly in the belief that with a long-term lease they could take the sport into a new era.

“This is devastating. Absolutely devastating. I can’t believe that in all our dealings with the Government through Crown Lands in our proposed long- term planning discussions nobody thought to give us even a hint that this could happen,” says Barry Waldron, “how is it possible something as enormous as that could be overlooked?”

Metro Rail’s plans include the compulsory acquisition of 116 properties – 23 residential and 93 commercial businesses.

Information provided today reveals that a large stabling yard and operations centre for the single-deck, driverless metro trains will be built at the Clyde and Rosehill Industrial Estate bounded by James Ruse Drive, the M4 Motorway and Unwin and Shirley Streets.

Right over the top of the hallowed ground of Valvoline Raceway.

The current lease for the Speedway does not run out until June 2026.

Barry and Felicity Waldron have been actively seeking and have applied for a thirty-year lease with Crown Lands – negotiations and applications have been going on for two years.

Information on that thirty-year application was promised by Crown Lands on December 20.

To say that the Australian Speedway industry will be rocked by this news is an understatement.

 

 

Tim Crawley and C&M Motorsports Tackle Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the results weren’t what Tim Crawley and C&M Motorsports had in mind for Trophy Cup, the team was able to race into the Friday night feature event during the popular event.

“Our results weren’t what we had hoped for, any racer is only happy with wins,” Tim Crawley said. “With that being said, I had a great time with C&M Motorsports. They have great equipment, and were great to race with.”

Kicking off on Thursday night, a late draw would create a tough opener as the Arkansas native timed in 35th quick before running sixth in his heat race.

Moving into the ‘B’, Crawley would be unable to race into a transfer position as he would close the night out in 14th.

Going out early for time trials on Friday night, Crawley’s night got off to a much better start as he timed the Moorfield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Altura Tires machine in fourth fastest on this night.

Finishing third in his heat race, Crawley would transfer into the feature event as he looked to cap off a strong night with a good point total. Working the cushion, Crawley would get up into the wall and would be a roll over victim and end his night.

Sitting 24th in points heading into Saturday, Crawley was on the outside of the lock in spots for the feature, but with a heat race still to run he would have one final chance to add to his total.

A seventh place finish would drop him to 30th in points and put him in the sixth row of the ‘B’ Main. Working his way forward in the ‘B’, as he chased after one of the 4 four positions into the feature, Crawley would come up short in his pursuit as he finished seventh to end his weekend out in California.

“I personally feel like I let them down on Friday night,” he added. “We had a good points night going, and it would have set us up really good for Saturday night. Thankful these guys gave me a great opportunity to take part in such a marquee event with some of the best drivers in the country. Trophy Cup is cool in the sense that you get the best of the best competing in an event that raises so much money for the Make-a-Wish Foundations. Again, really want to thank Cody and Mandi for bringing me out, and hopefully we can do it again.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will be in action on November 1st and 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-1, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-22.

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

 

 

Weekend Tough on Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running the Jason Leffler Memorial and The Harvest Cup over the weekend, Tanner Carrick would have a rough weekend as a wreck on Thursday, and mechanical issues on Saturday night slowed him down.

“It was quite the week,” Tanner Carrick said. “We were pretty good at the Leffler and moved through the field, but contact with 10-to-go put us in the fence. Saturday the engine kept dying on me and that made things tough.”

Checking in at Wayne County Speedway on Thursday for the Leffler Memorial, Carrick would pick up a second place finish in his heat race. Finishing fourth in a qualifier, the Lincoln, CA driver moved into the feature where he rolled off the starting grid from the fourth row.

Off to a quick start, Carrick would keep pace with the field as he moved into the Top-Five. Getting into fourth with ten to go, contact would send Carrick into the wall and he would give up his track position. On this night, Carrick would end his night in the 17th.

Saturday night the scene sifted to Tri State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Timing his Keith Kunz entry 14th fastest. Running fourth fastest in his heat race, Carrick moved to the feature event where he would start back in the 14th starting position.

Battling an engine that kept cutting off on him, Carrick would have a tough go on Saturday night. Doing what he could in the action packed feature, Carrick would end up finishing 17th.

“Thanks to the guys for working so hard on Saturday,” Carrick said. “They’ll go to work, and we will be good to go this weekend.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Craftsman, CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-50, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Carrick is right back to it this weekend at Creek County Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen 13th at Jason Johnson Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After shredding a tire on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would come back to finish 13th on Saturday night at the Jason Johnson Classic.

“We had pretty good speed all weekend, we just cut a tire late on Friday and Saturday night we battled around the Top-10 and ended up 13th,” Ian Madsen said.

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 in sixth fastest in time trials, Madsen would end up finishing third in his heat race.

Transferring into the feature, Madsen would take the green flag from the ninth starting position in a race paying homage to the late Johnson.

Battling for position around the Top-10, Madsen would slip back a little as he dropped back to finish 13th when the 41 lapper drew to a close.

Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, Madsen would time in with the fastest lap in qualifying time trials before racing his way to a heat race win.

Qualifying for the Dash, the St. Marys, NSW pilot would again find himself with the seven pill in the Dash draw as he lined up from the fourth row. Finishing seventh, Madsen would roll off the starting grid in the seventh position.

Working around the Top-10 on this night, Madsen’s night would take a turn with a few laps left the race as he cut a right rear and was relegated to a 19th place finish.

“My guys keep working hard, and we continue to show speed,” Madsen said. “We will keep at it, and continue to try to get this car bac in victory lane for our partner.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-75, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 16, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team are set to return to PA this weekend where they will be in action at Port Royal Speedway.

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

 

 

Early Tangle In Trophy Cup Finale Ends Willie Croft’s Night Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sitting fifth in Trophy Cup points heading into the 50-lap feature event on Saturday night, Willie Croft’s bid for a third crown would be dashed after being involved in a tangle on the second lap.

“Some years are better than other’s, and unfortunately this year didn’t pan out for us,” Willie Croft said. “We had a really good car all weekend and we put ourselves in a good position in the points”

Timing in third fastest in time trials on Thursday night, the Roseville, CA driver would have a great run in his heat as he carved his way up to a third place finish.

Locking into the ‘A’, Croft would roll off from the seventh starting position. In the star studded feature event, Croft would continue to run inside the Top-10 as he capped the night with an eighth place finish.

Sitting seventh in Trophy Cup points following the opener, Croft turned in nearly an identical points performance on Friday night, as he timed in seventh fastest, and ran second in his heat race.

Moving into Friday’s feature, Croft would again tally a Top-10 finish as he finished ninth, giving him just three less points for the night than he earned on Thursday and it put him 10th in the standings heading into the finale.

A very strong start to Saturday night, saw Croft make up some serious ground as he raced to the heat race win and jumped all the way up to fifth in the standings heading into the 50-lap A Main.

Rolling off from the 16th starting position as he sought after his third Trophy Cup title, contact on the race’s second lap would cause damage to the front of the Willie Croft Racing machine, and his Trophy Cup would come to an early end.

“It was a fun weekend, I would have liked to have mixed it up in the ‘A’, but it happens,’ Croft said. “Like I said, my guys worked extremely hard and we were pretty good all weekend long.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-53, Wins-0, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-26.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is set for Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st an 2nd.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Sanders Has Career Best Trophy Cup with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite getting upside down on the opening night of the Trophy Cup, Justin Sanders bounced back nicely on Friday and Saturday and ended up with a 10th place finish in the feature and placed him 9th in the final point standings.

“It was by far my best Trophy Cup, and I really have to thank Dale Miller and his team for sticking behind me after getting upside down on Friday night,” Justin Sanders said.

Getting over in the Thursday night feature, Friday night saw Sanders come out swinging as he would time in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials. Racing his way up to a third place finish in his heat, Sanders would move into the feature event where he would look to have a big night for Trophy Cup Points.

Doing just that, the Aromas, CA driver would score a fifth place finish in the 30-lapper and sat eighth in points heading into the Saturday night finale.

Picking up a couple of spot in his heat race, Sanders’ fifth place finish would see him in the 10th spot on points, locking him into the 50-lap feature event.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, Sanders would turn in a solid performance in the championship finale. Working his way up inside the Top-10 at times during the race, Sanders would lose a couple of spots and fall out of the Top-10 at times with action all over the track.

Working his way back into 10th as he battled with Kyle Hirst and Cory Eliason late in the feature, Sanders’ 10th place finish in the race put him 9th in the final point standings.

“Happy with how the weekend turned out, and I really just have to thank Dale and this team for all of their hard work,” Sanders said. “It is a cool event, and it was cool to see the place packed all weekend too.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 24, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-7, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: Trophy Cup marks the end of the 2019 season for Dale Miller Motorsports.

 

 

Paul McMahan 22nd in Trophy Cup Points with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the F&F Racing No. x1 during the 26th Annual Trophy Cup, a plugged nozzle on Saturday night would relegate the California native to a 22nd place in the Trophy Cup standings.

“I am so thankful the F&F Racing guys thought of me and brought me out for the Trophy Cup,” Paul McMahan said. “We had an absolute blast, and some really good speed but some bad luck altered our finish on Saturday night.”

A strong Thursday night show, saw McMahan time the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA machine in 10th fastest in time trials as he would then run second in his heat race.

Missing out on the transfer to the feature directly, McMahan would make a stop in the semi where would finish third and move into the feature.

Starting on the front row with the points invert, McMahan would get off to a great start as he paced the star studded field early. Being just a little too good to early, McMahan would get passed by Kyle Hirst just after the race’s halfway point.

Slipping back a few more positions, McMahan’s sixth place finish would see him sit eighth in points, the total he would take into Saturday’s action where he officially was 11th heading into heat races.

Running sixth in his Saturday night heat, McMahan would still sit 11th in points heading into the 50-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, McMahan would have an engine issue lead to contact giving him a flat tire on the first lap as he brought out the caution.

Able to return to the rear of the field, McMahan would still feel something off under the hood of his machine and made the decision to shut it down and call it a night.

“The last thing I wanted to do was hurt their engine, and luckily it looks like there was an issue with a nozzle line that created the issue,” McMahan said. “A bummer way to end a fun weekend, but I had a blast with the guys and really appreciate the opportunity.”

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

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg are back at it on November 1st an 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-8, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Part Failure Hinders Trophy Cup Finale for Justyn Cox

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting together a strong Trophy Cup back in the seat of the Rutz Racing No. 8r, a broken spark plug on Saturday night would force Cox to run much of the 50-lap feature under power.

“I can’t thank Doug Rutz and his family enough for putting myself in a great position for Trophy Cup,” Justyn Cox said. “It was probably the best I have felt at Tulare, and I am just bummed for everyone that a part failure basically ended the weekend for us.”

Timing in fastest in qualifying both Thursday and 2nd fastest on Friday night, Cox would take his Friday night points into Saturday’s finale after capping his night off with a 13th place finish.

Sitting 14th in points, Cox would gain valuable points by winning his heat race, as he would head into the 50-lap feature sitting 9th in the weekend point standings.

With the Top-20 being inverted for the ‘A’, Cox would roll off the starting grid from the 12th starting position. On a very racy surface that was presented to the field for the feature, Cox would pick up a few positions in the opening laps as he quickly raced inside the Top-10.

Working up into fourth in the race, Cox would start to notice is machine losing power on the 10th lap as something was array under the hood of his car. Trying to fight through the issue, Cox admitted that it would get worse when he lifted.

Giving it his all for about 20-laps, Cox’s night would come to a close on the 32nd lap as the engine stumble was pretty bad and it caused me to spin.

“I tried to make it work as long as I could but the stumble got really bad, and I didn’t want to tear the car up,” Cox said. “Luckily it is a quick fix, but I hate it for all of these guys.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-49, Wins-5, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Justyn Cox is back in action on November 1st and 2nd in Stockton, CA back in the Rutz Racing No. 8R.

 

 

Hirst Third in Final Trophy Cup Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in one of the biggest races of the year, Kyle Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team would finish third in the final Trophy Cup points after finishing eighth in the 50-lap feature event.

“We had a really good weekend, and it was pretty cool to have the points lead heading into the feature,” Kyle Hirst said. “Rico was pretty dominant all week and we couldn’t get through the field as good as he was able to.”

A strong effort during Thursday night’s opener would set Hirst up well for Saturday night’s championship finale. Having issues on Friday, Hirst would use that as his throw away as he would sit fourth in points.

Lining up eighth in his heat race, Hirst would flex some muscle as he worked his way around the Thunderbowl Raceway at a torrid pace. Working his way through the field and finishing second, KH would find himself in a tie for the points lead with Cory Eliason.

Lining up 20th for the 50-lap feature event, Hirst would simply focus on moving forward with the points oh so tight amongst the leaders.

Rung a really strong race, Hirst would work his way up into the Top-10 late, and as he would better his spot in the points seemingly with each move.

When the dust settled on the popular race, Hirst would accept the checkered flag with an eighthplace finish in the race, and that would put him third overall in Trophy Cup points.

“It is always fun racing with all these THE guys and I thank them for busting their butt’s,” Hirst said. “Thanks to all these great people who also support our team and allow us to have some fun.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Kyle and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise will be idle this week before returning to racing action on November 1st and 2nd in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

Point standings become official on Oct. 28

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 802; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 791; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 778; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 772; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 758; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 754; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., both 746; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 739; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, both 737; 12. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 725; 13. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 718; 14. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 713; 15. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 709; 16. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., and Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., each 702; 20. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 697.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 579; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 574; 3. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., both 496; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 481; 6. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 449; 7. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 389; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 367; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 301.

Indiana – 1. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 500; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 498; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 488; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 475; 5. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 434; 6. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 401; 7. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 395; 8. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 393; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 381; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 369.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 195.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 551; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 477; 3. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 460; 4. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 450; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 411; 6. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 342; 7. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 337; 8. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 326; 9. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 318; 10. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 317.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 122; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 108; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 107; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 101; 7. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 94; 8. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 93; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 75; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 69.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 250; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 244; 3. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 219; 4. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 184; 5. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 175; 6. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 167; 7. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 148; 8. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 145; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 142; 10. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 896; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 868; 3. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 825; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 754; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 729; 6. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 556; 7. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 487; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 480; 9. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 471; 10. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 447.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 636; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 634; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 585; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 582; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 570; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 556; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 524; 8. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 515; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 503; 10. Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., 493.

New Jersey – 1. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 289; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 288; 3. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 271; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 269; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 255; 6. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 245; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 238; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 212; 9. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 196; 10. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 183.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 337; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 329; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 316; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 267; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 254; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 244; 7. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 229; 8. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 208; 9. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 202; 10. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 199.

Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 466; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 436; 3. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 429; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 419; 5. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 320; 6. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 296; 7. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 283; 8. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 210; 9. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 198; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 193.

Oklahoma – 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 458; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 426; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 417; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 393; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 356; 6. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 344; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 325; 8. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 317; 9. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 302; 10. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 1,095; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 887; 3. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 875; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 868; 5. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 834; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 773; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 758; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 749; 9. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 727; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 726.

South Carolina – 1. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 117; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 116; 3. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 112; 4. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 108; 5. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 102; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 96; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 95; 8. Terry Peters, Mooresville, N.C., 94; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 87; 10. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 70.

South Dakota – 1. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 352; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 303; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 273; 6. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 7. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 8. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 230; 9. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 219.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 731; 2. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 624; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 521; 4. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 472; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 467; 7. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 456; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 452; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 449; 10. Chris Douglas, Amarillo, Texas, 446.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 258; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 246; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 235; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 225; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 198; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 153; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 141; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 111; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 108; 10. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Enter 5th Season with Same Drive & Dedication to the Sport

Garland TX (10/18/19) by DarinShort.com. You can think about it. You can talk about it. Or you can do it. That famous Nike adage still rings through today similar in the actions of the Sprint Car Bandits series.

At the series inception five years ago, we identified a primary concern of sprint car racing, from the fan, track & team standpoint; which was the change in economics associated with the sport after the events of 9/11/01.

The impacts of 9/11 were never really addressed across the board (fans, teams and tracks) and it began to take its toll. Specifically, the cost of fuel for teams and fans doubled (from averages pre-9/11 of around $1.50 for gas or diesel), and for quite a while costs were substantially more than double.

All the sudden, everyone had a substantially increased cost to attend or participate in an event, which squeezed everyone’s budgets. Yet nothing in the financial model changed – as the tracks alone couldn’t absorb the impact.

Fans started saying “hey, it now costs us more to get there and back than the tickets cost” and started factoring that reality in to their decision-making process. The teams felt it even more, which made traveling to events further away less attractive – and feasible.

Of course, some of these changes to the matrix weren’t felt across the board nationwide for quite some time, but the majority of tracks have felt its impact.

Pushing that aside for a moment, we have to factor in that we’re all just cogs on a wheel in this sport. We all need each other for it to work and sustain itself. Fans and teams need racing venues, and the venues need the fans and teams.

Paralleling the timeline and economic effects of 9/11 is the fact that there has been a significant increase in the entertainment options available to fans – that tracks didn’t have to contend with in the previous decades. So now the tracks had a double dose of impacts going forward.

This means the fan entertainment component had to be addressed, which is one of the primary focus items of the Sprint Car Bandits series.

Back in the day, there were enough fans attending sprint car events that in many cases there might only be one support division, and the races would be over early enough for fans to flood the pits to meet their favorite drivers.

In many cases now tracks can only swing a quality sprint show by adding several divisions to the racing program, which makes it very hard to connect fans to teams – as they finish later.

That’s where the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest comes in. We simply bring the teams to the fans, exactly inverted to the way it was in the past – but it still generates the same result, as fans now can interact with the teams again.

That is step one in the fan-focus commitment of the Sprint Car Bandits series.

The next step is to address the economic reality of travel expenses. So, the Sprint Car Bandits developed a simple solution – that didn’t require teams to go buy some expensive ‘fix’, like under the hood.

We restricted the maximum wing angle to 20° (degrees) and require the left rear tire to be a 92 casing – and that teams must run the same two rear tires throughout the racing program.

And not only has it worked, it’s REALLY worked.

We have proven that you can run the same set of tires all night because the wing angle rule restricts just enough downforce that doesn’t cause excess wear.

That in itself has saved race teams in the Sprint Car Bandits series $1,000’s annually in consumables – which helps to bridge that gap caused by the increased travel expenses of 9/11.

But that’s not all. It’s also allowed the cars to be more freed up so faster cars can pass easier – bringing back what fans want: more racing and less follow-the-leader racing. In other words, fans are getting to consistently see more entertaining racing – which helps with fan retention.

And if you don’t believe that is an important fan component, you don’t have to look hard to see that this is a constant fan complaint on the forums of sprint car racing today.

Here’s a live post on the subject: http://www.hoseheadforums.com/forum.cfm?ThreadID=113502

If you take a moment to skim the post you will see all kinds of ‘what if they did this’ scenarios, from changing track lengths, engine components, wing sizes; etc.

In the opinion of the series, why go through all of that when our rules address pretty much all of it – without having anyone going through the expense of reinventing the wheel.

And we’ve proved it with our base rules package, as we have no rules changes in the pipeline for 2020 – nor have we – since series inception five years ago.

For race teams that want to be rewarded more for their driving skill and ability to set up a car – not just having a big budget to gain their edge, the Sprint Car Bandits continues to prove its rules work in the results. In the past 29 Sprint Car Bandits events there have been 19 different winners. Not to dog on the WoO by any means, but they’ve complete 67 events in 2019, yet have exactly the same amount of different winners, 19.

In addition, we do not penalize top performing drivers in our heat races. We line up feature events straight up by driver’s performance. Yet, that doesn’t mean it’s a ‘gimme’ in the Sprint Car Bandits, as in those same past 29 feature events, the polesitter, or top qualifier didn’t end up winning the feature event 19 times.

Our simple and effective rules package (that takes a couple of crew guys about a half hour to make their existing cars ‘rules compliant’ for the Sprint Car Bandits) has essentially opened up this series to just about any engine platform – and it has been proven in driver results. We’ve had teams race with us that have carbureted 360’s under the hood (and competitively, I might add), along with other popular 360 and smaller C.I. configurations – and ALL have found they can be competitive as long as they can drive and set up a car properly. We even know of two teams that are building a LS engine platform for 2020.

This all results in one primary statement: you cannot ‘buy’ wins in the Sprint Car Bandits by outspending the competition.

Of course, that doesn’t work for all race teams out there, especially the few that are well funded, but the few that are well funded doesn’t generate enough numbers to make the sport sustainable. Our platform has allowed racers of all backgrounds the opportunity to compete with teams of a wide range of budgets. Yet, we’ve had well-funded teams race with the Sprint Car Bandits throughout each season and virtually all of them understand our rules and were very quick to adapt to them. Many commented, on an unsolicited level, immediately after jumping out of their cars how much fun they had racing with our rules package.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then the rules tab to check out the details of our rules package.

We are constantly receiving feedback from teams racing to us regarding how the Sprint Car Bandits purse structure and rules package helps keep them more ‘on track’ with their weekly racing budget.

There are areas in the country that have adopted similar rules with great success, primarily in Minnesota and Michigan.

Veteran and young drivers alike have found success in the series – and the parity between age/experience ranges was incredible in 2018:

5 features were won by what I call ‘Young Guns’, with 5 features won by experienced drivers and 5 were won by veteran drivers. Then to add even more to the mix, was the fact that there was also a female ‘Young Gun’ winning a feature last year…technically making the Young Guns the overall winners by group last year.

Next up, the Sprint Car Bandits understands that just booking events isn’t enough.

We are not only hitting on all 8-cylinders in our rules, we also deliver results to our marketing partners, tracks and fans by providing complete pre-race marketing materials, updates and post-event recaps. This gives Series tracks the leg-up to be able to afford to host our events as they’re given the tools to properly promote their event well in advance…which leads to higher fan attendance.

Each event, the Series, the Series tracks and teams are out doing it – not just talking about it. The ‘talking about it’ phase took place the previous 10 years to the inception of this series.

Now it will be interesting to see if more tracks and series dare to step out of the norm and try to do something positive to affect change, and progress, in their area.

On a personal note, nationwide this season I’ve seen more driver press releases out there stating something to the effect of “Bad Draw-Ins Lead to Subpar Weekend Results” or top-notch drivers commenting “this format made me start too far back to win.” Well, some common sense may need to be factored in here. If you can’t pass because the cars are all locked down, is it the format causing the problem – or the car rules they are racing with?

Change in this sport moves at a glacial pace, and that’s OK. And for those that support our series, we appreciate the fact that they get it and we’re honored to give them a platform to race with that is not only sustainable, but competitive, fun and a 21st century solution to changing economic times.

The first round of the 2020 Sprint Car Bandits racing schedule was posted last month, and here is the latest. Tracks interested in hosting an event should email Darin at dssm93@msn.com as soon as possible, as remaining dates are very limited:

FRI March 20 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

SAT March 28 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

SAT April 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

SAT April 18 – Abilene Speedway, Abilene TX

SAT April 25 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI May 1 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

SAT May 9 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX

SAT May 30 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI June 12 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX

SAT June 27 SCB - RAINDATE

SAT July 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI July 10 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

~Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break~

FRI September 25 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX

SAT September 26 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

SAT October 10 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

SAT October 31 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX

Best of luck to all as this season winds down and thank you to everyone that has supported the Sprint Car Bandits series over the years, and if you’d like to interact with the fans, drivers and Series, visit us on Facebook by typing Sprint Car Bandits.

 

 

Attica and AFCS 410 series to hand out point funds Nov. 23

 

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall. The top 10 in points for the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group will also receive their awards and point fun money during the banquet.

The top 10 in points in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints will share in point fund monies and contingency awards of $22,000 with champion DJ Foos taking home $8,000. Foos will take home another $10,000 for his AFCS title.

Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown will earn $5,000 as the champion of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models with the top 10 in points sharing in $15,000 in point fund and contingency prizes.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller will earn $3,000 as the champion of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints with the top 10 in points sharing in $10,000.

Tickets to the banquet are $25 each and include the meal. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 18; no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park, at 419-680-5606. LeJeune will also have tickets available at the Oct. 26 All Wheels Swap Meet at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont, Ohio

Doors will open at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception hall at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 with the buffet dinner at 5 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

The top 10 in points for the 410 sprint division were: 1. DJ Foos; 2. Travis Philo; 3. Chris Andrews; 4. Buddy Kofoid; 5. Cap Henry; 6. Nate Dussel; 7. Caleb Griffith, 8. Stuart Brubaker; 9. Trey Jacobs. 10. Jess Stiger.

The top 10 in points for the late model division were: 1. Doug Drown; 2. Devin Shiels; 3. Ryan Missler; 4. Matt Irey; 5. Ryan Markham; 6. Mike Bores; 7. Jeff Warnick; 8. Kent Brewer; 9. Nate Potts; 10. Bob Mayer.

The top 10 in points for the 305 sprint division were: 1. Paul Weaver; 2. Paul Weaver; 3. John Ivy; 4. Tyler Street; 5. Kyle Capodice; 6. Brandon Moore; 7. Kyle Peters; 8. Jason Keckler; 9. Bobby Clark; 10. Luke Griffith. Zeth Sabo will be honored as the division's Rookie of the Year.

The top 10 in the AFCS points are: 1. DJ Foos; 2. Buddy Kofoid; 3. Cap Henry; 4. Nate Dussel; 5. Brian Lay; 6. Caleb Griffith; 7. Stuart Brubaker; 8. Brian Smith; 9. Chris Andrews; 10. Byron Reed.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

UPDATED BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY LIST!

(Perris, CA, October 18, 2019) As of today, the following drivers have entered the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

All three nights of the prestigious race will be full points paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, 34 cars have entered with drivers from eight different states. The early entry deadline is October 18th (postmarked on or before the 18th).

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihokjo Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, AZ Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

Advance tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

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

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

October 11th PASSCAR Street Stocks at the Southern California Fair

October 26th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

SUNSHINE TO PREVAIL OVER THUNDER ON HILL SEASON FINALE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19 6 PM STARTING TIME

$5,000 TO WIN, $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN IN 22ND ANNUAL 40 LAP MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM, SPORTSMAN & SPRINT CARS JOIN THE SCHEDULE


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 18, 2019) – After battling rain for the three previous Thunder on the Hill events, a bright and sunny day is planned for Saturday night, October 19 when the 22nd Annual Modified Traffic Jam will be the headline division joined by the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars. Race time is 6 PM with gates opening at 4 PM. $5,000 will go to the winner of the TRAFFIC JAM, $1,000 will go to the tenth place finisher and $500 will be paid just to start the main event.

General Admission tickets are $25 for Adults, $10 for children age 6 through 11, and kids under 6 are FREE! Pit Admission is $40, and a license is not required. A special rules package is offered to competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, along with either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engine combinations. An event sheet with the complete pay structure, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

The star-studded list of modified pre-entries include defending Traffic Jam winner Ryan Watt, 2018 event winner Brett Kressley, 2018 Grandview Champion Mike Gular, Richie Pratt Jr, Billy Pauch Jr, 2019 Champion Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, Frank Cozze, Craig Whitmoyer, Mike Tyson, Brian and Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer, Don Norris Jr., Eric Beihn, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Dylan Swinehart, Jack Swain, and Josh Adams.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Standard Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are permitted to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The TRAFFIC JAM is part of the Mods at the MadHouse Halloween Party at Grandview. Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way. The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 16 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors. Rookie Sprint Car Driver Ricky Dieva currently leads the MASS Sprint Car Series point standing with Tim Tanner, Jr. in second and Eddie Wagner in third. Other sprint entries include Jeff Geiges, Jon Haegele, Larry Mcvay, Joe Kay, Dom Melar, Scott Frack and Tom Carberry to name a few.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 19 with general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 136 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

$2,000 up for grabs for the All Stars ‘Flocon King of the River’

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series travel along the Murray River region several times and are pleased to announce that the ‘King of the River’ mini-series is back for the 2019-20 season. “We are also excited to welcome Flocon Engineering on board as the major sponsor for this. It will be for 4 rounds out of the first 5 of the Series which are all located along the Murray River. The winner will pick up
$2000 and will be crowned at Timmis Speedway at the December 28th show. Flocon are a new sponsor for us and we can’t thank them enough for their support allowing us to pay out this fantastic prize. We started the King of the River mini-series a couple of years ago as a bit of fun and it has been growing in popularity each year. SA44 Dan Evans won last season and joined the prestigious list of names that is starting to develop for our mini-series.” Says Mandy Searle

Not only are Flocon sponsoring the King of the River they have also decided to sponsor the Flocon Lucky
7. This award is for 7th place in the A Main and the winner picks up $100 bonus.

Established in 1976 Flocon Engineering is an Australian Owned Family Company based in Hallam with its Road Maintenance Equipment sold throughout the world. They provide a vast range of manufactured equipment for the road rehabilitation and construction industry. “The name Flocon has been involved with speedway over the years and we are really pleased that they choose us to be involved for their return.” Searle said.

The tracks involved are Timmis Speedway, Mildura - RD 1, Heartland Raceway, Moama, N.S.W – RD 2, Murray Bridge Speedway, SA - RD 3 and concluding at Timmis Speedway, Mildura - RD5. Points are based on the A Main series points only with double points for the final round. To be eligible for this the driver must compete at all 5 shows.

 

 

POWRi WAR SPRINTS LOOK TO 2020 AND BEYOND
 

St. Louis, MO – As of the conclusion of the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League season, POWRi and the Shuman family are announcing that going into the 2020 season, they will be stepping away from the series in a full time capacity. Both Casey and Brooke Shuman have been a part of the sprint car league since the series came under the POWRi banner in 2017. Casey will continue to assist with scheduling and will remain on in an advisory role.

“I would like to personally thank both Casey & Brooke for their hard work, dedication, and all their contributions to POWRi WAR,” said POWRi owner Kenny Brown. “We’re proud to have partnered with them in the early stages of developing our Non-Wing Sprint League. They have served as great ambassadors for our organization, through working to increase the annual race schedule and raising the purses for the driver. I’m glad to say this announcement is mutually beneficial and I want to thank them for their commitment to POWRi.”

“Brooke and I have put our very best effort into this series since purchasing it in 2015. We have been fortunate enough to meet and work with some great teams and families. The Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League and its racers have grown so much in a fairly short amount of time. I am extremely proud and grateful to everyone that has been part of it,” said Casey Shuman, “Brooke & I look forward to watching the league continue to grow in the future and seeing all those familiar faces at the track when our schedule allows.”

Shifting gears to 2020, the schedule is roughly in place, as POWRi officials have already reached out to several tracks and secured dates. 2020’s races will again be centered on the Kansas City area to help reduce traveling. Illinois will still host races, in a similar fashion to the Wildcard series of 2018. The official schedule release will be around the beginning of the New Year.

 

 

 

On-Line Tickets Just Days Away as 2018 Champion Enters Classic

It was the fairytale, hometown win, that twelve months later turned to disaster! But now 2018 Classic Champion Corey McCullagh will aim to deliver again on Australian Sprintcar Racing’s biggest stage, this time for a whole new team!

For the 2019-20 season, including the 48th running of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, McCullagh will pilot the KRE Powered Cool Chassis of Victorian car-owner David Dickson, as the popular Dickson attempts to land a maiden Classic win.

The Classic highs of 2018 were coupled with a low of equal magnitude in 2019 for McCullagh. A heat race tyre malfunction resulted in an arm injury that put an early end to his Title defence, before Robbie Farr claimed victory in the 2018 Classic finale.

In 2020 McCullagh and Dickson will partner with South West Conveyancing, Brighton Volkswagon, Barwon Valley Steel, Road & River, Castrol, Demolition Man, Oval Express Magazine and Warrnambool RV and Caravan Centre.

As all race teams do in the lead up to a new season, McCullagh has dedicated many hours to preparing his teams cars and inventory, working to create a team that can deliver some success in the next few months.

One thing that is for certain is the popular Warrnambool based McCullagh and his new team will have a legion of fans cheering them on whenever they hit the track!

All race fans are reminded that the anticipated launch of on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium is scheduled for October 21, 2019 at 9.00am, with all interested parties advised to keep an eye on the Club’s website and social media platforms for more information as the date approaches.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Justin Segura Scores First Career Gun Slingers Sprint Car Series Feature Event Win at Stockton 99 Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst a strong season with Beck Racing, Idaho driver, Justin Segura made the Gun Slingers Sprint Car Series season finale a memorable one, as he wired the field and picked up his first career win with the series.

“It is such a blast racing for this Beck Racing team and heading into the Gun Slingers finale I was poised to bring some hardware home,’ Justin Segura said. “We were really fast all night long and it made for a great night.”

By way of winning the Man of Steel Dash, Segura found himself on the front row of the final race of the season with the Gun Slingers Sprint Car Season. Looking to cap off a strong season with Beck Racing and claim Rooke of the Year honors, Segura was hard on the throttle when the race came to life.

Despite taking on a field of traditional pavement winged sprint cars aboard a converted dirt car, Segura would not be denied on this night as he hit his marks and kept the field behind him.

Poised and in control out front, Segura would keep 2019 Gun Slingers Champion, Austin Carter, behind him in second and Gordon Rogers at bay in third.

Leading flag to flag, Segura picked up the impressive win, and also capped of his Rookie of the Year campaign.

“Heading to California I told myself I wanted to bring home some hardware, and we were able to do just that,’ Segura added. “I have never been so happy to put a car in victory lane before and this is for sure going to be one I remember for a long time.”

ON TAP: Segura now readies for a showdown with the King of the Wing Series on November 9th at Irwindale Speedway and November 10th at Kern County Raceway Park.

 

 

Secure a Special Rate on your 2020 Nationals Hotel Room


Don't wait to book your hotel accommodations for the 2020 My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store!

My Place Hotels, located in nearby Altoona, Iowa and Ankeny, Iowa, is offering special rates for Knoxville Raceway fans.

Rooms are just $104 per night from August 6 through August 10 and $149 per night from August 11 through August 16. Just use promo code "Knoxville" when booking.

My Place Hotels rooms offer kitchenettes, on-site laundry AND are pet friendly! For questions, call 515-348-7161 (Altoona) and 515-381-0589 (Ankeny).


Book Your My Place Hotels Room Here
Fall Swap Meet on Saturday, November 9


The 2019 Knoxville Raceway fall swap meet will be held on Saturday, November 9 in the track's infield. Pace Pro Sprint, 360 and 410 sprint car parts will be available to sell and purchase.

Setup begins at 9am. The swap meet will be open from 10am until 2pm.

If interested in securing a vendor space for $50, contact Jon Agan at jonagan4@gmail.com or by calling 515-314-2445.

Knoxville Raceway Season Championship Banquet Forms Due Nov. 1


Ticket order forms for the 2019 Knoxville Raceway Championship Banquet are now available online. The banquet will be held at Prairie Meadows in Altoona on Saturday, November 16.

Forms must be filled out and returned to the Knoxville Raceway ticket office by Friday, November 1.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a happy hour with free beer and wine and two dinner options. A block of rooms for Knoxville Raceway and its guests are being held. Please use code 111619KNOX when booking your room online or by calling 800-325-9015. This offer expires at 5pm, CT on Thursday, October 31. Rooms are also available at My Place Hotels' Altoona location, directly across the street from Prairie Meadows.
Download Banquet Ticket Order Form Here
Camping Spots are Still Available at Kansas Speedway


Be at Kansas Speedway next weekend, October 17-20, for the NASCAR Playoffs and experience camping at one of NASCAR's premier tracks!

Whether you're looking for RV camping inside the infield, tent camping outside the grandstands, or one of the new terrace locations, there is a spot for you!

Camping starts at just $160 for the weekend! Don't miss your chance to claim your spot.

For best availability, call 866.460.RACE (7223) today!
See Camping Options Here
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

November 9 - Fall Swap Meet in Knoxville Raceway Infield

November 14 - Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals finale airs on MAVtv

November 16 - Knoxville Raceway 2019 Season Championship Banquet at Prairie Meadows

December 2 - 2020 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Four-Day Ticket Packages Go On Sale

 

 

Hagar Heading to I-30 Speedway for POWRi National Midget League Event

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Derek Hagar is venturing to a familiar track in a not-so-familiar car this Saturday.

Hagar will invade I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League event. It will mark Hagar's fourth night in a midget in 2019 and the first time since early March.

"I only race a midget a couple times a year," he said. "I definitely look forward to it when I get the chance. My brother-in-law has always wanted to own one and he talked me right into it, but it's been fun so far."

Hagar last raced in this event in 2017 when he finished sixth. He's competed at I-30 Speedway many times throughout his career, which will hopefully be in his favor in the long run.

"The driving styles are totally different," he said comparing midgets to his usual winged sprint cars. "You get so used to the driving style of one car that you can forget how much of a transition it is to move to another. I usually get the hang of it again right around the time the race is ending."

Hagar enters the event looking for his 10th feature triumph of the season.

"There'll probably be 25 to 30 cars, I'm guessing," he said. "There'll definitely be some good guys there, but I'm anxious to see what we can do against them."

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 9 wins, 25 top fives, 27 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DHR Suspension

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"I started DHR Suspension in 2015 and it has been fun to grow the business thanks to the support of so many racers," Hagar said. "Not only do we sell shocks, we can fix and rebuild them at a fair rate. Our clients win races around the country as well as in Australia. I'm excited to see DHR Suspension continue to grow year after year."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Borthers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, Xtreme Race Graphics, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, B&D Towing and Recovery, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Enjoys Success On and Off Track With Profile by Sanford Support

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Kraig Kinser will have Profile by Sanford as a primary partner this Friday during the opening night of a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"Profile by Sanford has not only been a great partner for our team this year, but for me and Mikey (Kuemper) as well," Kinser said. "We both have used their products and lost a lot of weight. We look better and feel better, which I believe helps our performance at each race track."

Kinser has lost more than 50 pounds since beginning a weight loss program with the company in early March.

The race season is winding down with only one month remaining. The next event is Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. The weekend concludes on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

"I'm looking forward to this weekend," Kinser said. "Hopefully we'll unload fast each night. We're going to try to run as well as we can. We're also trying a few things for next year. We haven't had an opportunity to do that this year so we're going to work on some stuff the rest of this season."

Kinser ran into misfortune last weekend. Saturday's event rained out and he was caught up in an early crash during the main event at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.

"On a restart guys piled up and there was nowhere to go," he said. "Our front end got knocked out. Unfortunately, we couldn't get it repaired on time and were stuck in the work area so we ended with a DNF."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (21).

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 25 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Profile by Sanford

Profile began in 2011 when Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft challenged the organization to create a weight loss program rooted in science and research. Profile's first Clinic and Scientific Advisory Board came together to assemble all the pieces of a comprehensive program designed to set the industry standard for how nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching is delivered. Less than a year later, Profile opened its first retail location. It has grown to have locations across the country. For more information, visit http://www.ProfilePlan.com.

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

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

 

 

Crockett Charges to Runner-Up Result During Fall Fling at Creek County

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Roger Crockett hustled to his seventh podium finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this season during the Fall Fling finale last Saturday.

Creek County Speedway hosted the doubleheader, which was shortened to one day after Friday's opener rained out. Crockett was strong both times he hit the track on Saturday, advancing from third to second place in a heat race to kick off the action.

"We had a pretty tough heat race with (Matt) Covington on the pole and Blake (Hahn) next to me," he said. "It was important to move forward."

Crockett drew the No. 7 during the feature redraw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"Our car was super, super good at the end of the race," he said. "I was trying to make sure we didn't get torn up early. The track was wet the first part of the race, but it ended up slicking off. We got a really good restart and we were able to get three of them when they got bottled up. Being overly aggressive can cost you in an instant on a track that size. There's not a ton of racing room."

Crockett made a late-race pass on Covington for the runner-up position, which increased his advantage for third place in the championship standings with only four races remaining.

"It was really important," Crockett said. "Covington is who are battling for third in points and we were able to get by him for second with a couple laps to go. I feel like we've built some momentum."

Next up Crockett and the ASCS National Tour venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday for the 46 th annual Winter Nationals.

"Devil's Bowl has been a good track for me," he said. "I'm looking forward to going there with this new car. I anticipate it to be really good at this track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Indy Race Parts

Indy Race Parts specializes in new and used sprint car, midget and mini sprint parts. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/indyraceparts/ .

"Bernie Stuebgen was really helpful in getting us a car in a week this summer," Crockett said. "It was exactly what we needed. It's helped to turn our program into being more consistent and he's been great to work with."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Tallies Top Five at Creek County Speedway Fall Fling

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Jordon Mallett capped a return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action with a fifth-place finish Saturday at Creek County Speedway during the Fall Fling.

Rain cancelled the opening night of the doubleheader before Mallett produced his eighth top five of the season.

"We had a really good run," he said. "It stinks that it was only one night, but I'll take one good night of racing over none."

Mallett began the night starting on the outside front row in a heat race and he used the bottom of the track to move forward one position and take the checkered flag first. As a result, Mallett earned the third starting position in the feature following a positive feature redraw.

"I actually wish we had been better in the heat race, but overall we were better than everyone else," he said. "The track was challenging and gave us fits, but it gave us a good idea of what we needed to do for the feature."

Mallett battled between third and fifth for most of the feature. He noted the car was good on long runs and on multiple occasions he was in striking distance of the leaders before untimely cautions halted momentum. In the end Mallett settled for fifth.

"I think if we had more green flag runs we had a car capable of winning," he said. "We were much better on long runs and every time we'd catch them, it would seem the caution would come and we'd have issues getting going again. But we'll take the top five and be happy knowing we had a car capable of running up front."

Next up for Mallett will be two nights of racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday during the 46th annual Winter Nationals.

Mallett gained 23 points on eighth place in the ASCS National Tour standings and with only four races remaining on the schedule he trails seventh by 56 markers. He's looking to use the momentum gained in Oklahoma to finish out the season strong and make up more ground in the standings.

"We made up some ground in the points and we really stabilized where we are in terms of not falling back at all," he said, "But I think we can move up as high as seventh. So we're going to shoot for the stars and try to move up as much as possible and I think we have a shot to do that at Devil's Bowl."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ­­­- Dynotech Race Engines

Dynotech Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop, based in Memphis, Tenn., operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ever since I have started working with Ricky (Stenhouse Sr.) he has really helped us step our program up," Mallett said. "He builds extremely good and reliable engines, which speak for themselves. Ricky has helped me get a good grasp on how to keep up with my engine program and the maintenance program. He's become a really good friend and mentor. He always has our back."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Red River Rack Company, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Price Builds Momentum With Ninth-Place Finish at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Robbie Price brought home a ninth-place finish last Saturday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Fall Fling hosted by Creek County Speedway.

Rain cancelled Friday night's opener, cutting the scheduled two-night event to one day. Price made the most of Saturday's race by posting his 17 th top 10 of the season.

"We had a really fast race car and if not for some tough luck we were right in the thick of things," he said. "But overall it was a great night and something to feel good about."

Price began the night starting sixth in a heat race. He passed three cars to finish third. As a result, Price made the feature redraw and he pulled the fourth starting position for the A Main.

"We were really good on the bottom and did well in the heat race and positioned ourselves well the rest of the night," he said. "I was feeling really good about the car and the speed we had entering the feature."

Price showed speed early and at one point he passed for third before a caution negated the pass. Following a restart where a few cars in front of him bobbled, Price went to the top of the track to avoid a potential wreck and got over the berm. That cost him several positions. With limited laps remaining, Price settled for ninth at the checkered flag.

"The car felt really good and we were in a good position to contend for a victory," he said. "But unfortunately, we had to make a drastic move to avoid a wreck and we just ran out of time to recover. But overall it was a positive weekend where we showed we can compete at this level."

Next up for Price will be two nights of racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday during the 46th annual Winter Nationals.

Sitting firmly in the seventh position in the ASCS championship standings, Price is hoping to finish out the year strong and believes he is hitting his stride at the right time of the year.

"I feel like we get better and better every time we hit the track," he said. "If we can put a whole night together instead of flashes here and there, we'll be up front and we can finish the year out strong. I feel really confident heading into Devil's Bowl about our program."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat Race: 3 (6); Feature: 9 (4).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -- Shockwave Motorsports

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"Shockwave Motorsports has been on board for a few weeks now and I'm really excited to have them on board," Price said. "They're from the same island as I grew up on so it's nice to have somebody from home come on board and help make this possible. I'm extremely proud to fly their banner on the ASCS Tour and I can't thank them enough!"

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Champion Brands, Highline Performance and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Set for Two Outlaws Events Close to Home This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2019) - Brian Brown will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for a pair of events this weekend.

The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown kicks off the competition on Friday at Lakeside Speedway, which is only a 40-minute drive from Brown's shop.

"Any time there's an FVP event it's exciting," he said. "They bring customers and employees we can mingle with and give them a great night of fun. It's also great to be close to home and racing at a track where we've had success. That will be a fun way to open the weekend before we race in Jason Johnson's memory the following night at Lake Ozark Speedway."

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown

"It's exciting to be close to home so we'll have friends and family there," Brown said. "We've had success and beat the Outlaws there. We've won some ASCS National Tour races there. It's right in our wheelhouse. I think it fits my style with big, wide, sweeping corners. It's a track that has always been good to us. We have a pretty good package when we go there that gives us a good baseline setup. Also, our engines run really well, especially this time of the year when the air is really good."

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends

"Bobbi (Johnson) and those guys have done a great job of promoting the event," Brown said. "Being from this area I've heard a lot about Jason's race. Being able to go there and race in his honor is something we're looking forward to. He's a guy I respected on and off the track."

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 5 wins, 23 top fives, 36 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

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"KSE Racing Products has provided us with some of the best parts in racing," Brown said. "We're grateful for their partnership and look forward to continued success together."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Vies for Trophy Cup Title this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 17, 2019) – With a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title in the books for 2019, Aaron Reutzel takes aim at this weekend’s Trophy Cup title at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

Reutzel will wheel teammate Josh Baughmans’s Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 for the three-day tilt that fires off Thursday night.

“I love racing at Tulare, it’s a place that just really suits my driving style when it’s up on the fence,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel captured one of his initial wins in 410-ci Sprint Car action atop the Thunderbowl clay in 2015 and then nabbed his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car win at the same facility in 2018.

Reutzel has made a pair of Trophy Cup starts previously with a top-ten showing in the 2016 rendition of the prestigious 360-ci event.

Reutzel’s most recent action aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car netted a top-five finish at the World of Outlaws-sanctioned “National Open” at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

After a fifth-place finish in the Friday, October 4, preliminary event, Reutzel finished out the weekend with a fourth-place run in the Saturday finale.

Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team overcame Friday night adversity, forced to change engines after the Dash and then proceeding to race from 12th to secure a top-five finish.

“At one point we were really rolling there and got up to fifth right away,” Reutzel says. “Then the wing valve got stuck so I couldn’t move it any and we got a little too loose at the end to gain any more.”

On Saturday, Reutzel rebounded from another early issue and was had the leaders within reach before finishing fourth.

“We got into the wall at the start and fell back to ninth,” Reutzel recalls. “We got bac up there and had third on three different occasions and a caution would come out. Then we were running down the leader after the open red, and right when we got to him the rubber laid down.”

This weekend brings a change of scenery for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry with Trophy Cup action in California.

2019 Quick Stats: 81 races, 18 wins, 43 top-fives, 56 top-tens.

Next Up: Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Bacon Races to Strong World of Outlaws Finish – Leffler Memorial this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (October 17, 2019) – After rallying to a sixth-place finish with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Sunday night at Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway, it’s back to the Midget ranks for Brady Bacon this week.

“The Macho Man” will join forces with the FMR No. 76e Midget team for Thursday night’s “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL.

It will mark Bacon’s first Midget action since dicing for the lead at early September’s “BC39” event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Bacon enters Thursday’s action after another pair of top-ten finishes that pushes the total to 58 in 98 overall starts.

Prior to Sunday’s World of Outlaws outing, Bacon posted a seventh-place finish in USAC Sprint Car action at Lawrenceburg Speedway aboard the Hoffman Racing/Mean Green No. 69 entry on Friday, October 4, making it 25 top-tens in the last 26 series feature events. Bacon led the way early on in the “Fall Nationals” event only to cut a tire before rebounding to get back into the top ten.

Bacon followed that up by charging from the 14th starting position to capture a sixth-place Sunday night finish in WoO competition at Haubstadt.

“I didn’t feel like we were as good as we usually are at Haubstadt, but we still were able to make a good night out of it,” Bacon explains.

A winner of the “Jason Leffler Memorial” in 2016, Bacon will try to add a second win in the event on Thursday night.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 98 races, 10 wins, 40 top-fives, 58 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Midgets at Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL) on Thursday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Carney Off to Devil’s Bowl Winter National after STN Podium and Fall Fling Top-Ten!

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (October 17, 2019) – John Carney II is finishing out the 2019 season in strong form.

After racing to a podium finish in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals finale on October 5, the driver of the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car posted a top-ten finish in Saturday night’s “Fall Fling” at Creek County Speedway as Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition resumed.

Series action resumes with this weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday.

Carney’s “Short Track Nationals” experience at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway was his best yet with a runner-up finish in the Friday night preliminary and then a third-place conclusion on Saturday after leading most of the initial half of the race.

“It was a really good weekend for us,” Carney says. “The short runs on the cautions and then the red really killed us, we lost air pressure in the right rear and that hurt us.”

Carney still felt he had an opportunity to win the Saturday finale.

“I probably should have been more aggressive about moving the wing around,” Carney explains. “I went to the bottom to fend them off, then he (Blake Hahn) really got rolling around the top and I never had a chance to hear him.”

This past weekend’s Fall Fling netted a tenth-place showing after scratching his way from sixth to fourth in the heat race.

“It was hard to get anywhere in the heat, the two guys in front of me were side-by-side until the last couple of laps then I was able to get one,” Carney says. “Then starting that far back in the feature at Creek County can be a little rough. It was still fun though, it’s a place that you have to really get your elbows up.”

Carney has enjoyed past success at Devil’s Bowl, including a top-five finish during Speedweek earlier this season. He’ll look for more this weekend.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Quick Stats: 38 Races, 6 Wins, 20 top-fives, 25 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

If you would like John Carney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Cannon McIntosh a Belle-Clair Hard Charger – The Leffler & I-30 this Week

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (October 17, 2019) – Rebounding from a Saturday night mishap at Southern Illinois Raceway, 16-year-old Cannon McIntosh showed his resiliency by rallying through Sunday night’s POWRi Midget field at Belle-Clair Speedway to earn Hard Charger honors aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget.

Another pair of events await the young shoe this week with Thursday’s USAC Midget “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, and then another round of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition at Little Rock, Arkansas’ I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

After racing from sixth to second in Saturday night’s heat race at Marion’s Southern Illinois Speedway, McIntosh gridded the feature field third and held the position with the lead duo within sight before running afoul of a lapped car.

“He was running the middle of the track and I was up top, then he turned right at the last second getting into the turn,” McIntosh recalls. “I launched off his right rear tire and into the fence, it pretty much wiped that car out.”

Breaking out the backup for Sunday’s action at Belle-Claire Speedway, McIntosh and team were put to the test.

“The feature was about the only thing that went right for us all night,” McIntosh comments.

The team battled through a variety of issues all evening and utilized a provisional to start the main event after the car wouldn’t fire for “B” Main action.

Problem solved though and McIntosh made the most of it, slicing through the field from the 23rd starting position to capture a fourth-place finish by the time the checkered flag flew.

“We just needed a late yellow and I think we had the win, the car was working incredibly well,” McIntosh explains.

With repairs made from the weekend, McIntosh and crew look for more success in USAC and POWRi Midget action this weekend.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: USAC National Midgets “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL) on Thursday and POWRi National Midgets at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR) on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

If you would like Cannon McIntosh Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Kyle Bellm Makes First World of Outlaws Starts this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (October 17, 2019) – Kyle Bellm looks to finish out the 2019 season on a positive note with his first career starts with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car series this weekend.

Bellm will be in action aboard the No. 14k Sprint Car for Friday’s card at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS, and then Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday.

“This is something that we’ve looked forward to for a long time, we’re wanting to have a fun weekend to finish our year and then regroup for next season,” Bellm says.

Accomplished in the 360-ci ranks, Bellm made his first 410-ci start in late August at Farmington, Missouri’s St. Francois County Raceway and rallied from the tail of the field to post a top-ten finish.

Bellm’s first WoO appearance comes on the heels of two weekends of ASCS action including I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR, on October 4-5 and then Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling in Sapulpa, OK, last Saturday.

Battling amongst a field of 70 Short Track Nationals, Bellm raced to a 12th-place finish in the Friday night preliminary before getting caught up in a Saturday “B” Main incident that brought an early end to the evening.

“On Friday night, we were just one mistake away from being a top-five car,” Bellm says. “Then on Saturday, nothing was clean all night. We had various problems each time out and then I had to make a move in the ‘B’ and it knocked the front end out.”

Lady Luck wasn’t riding with Bellm at Saturday’s Fall Fling.

“We drew bad and never got out of the hole,” Bellm explains.

Bellm looks to finish out the season on a positive note.

“We’re going the right direction with the car and really looking forward to this weekend,” Bellm sums up.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Valley Park West Retirement Living.

Quick Stats: 34 Races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS) on Friday and Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

If you would like Kyle Bellm Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Finale Ends with Wild Event at 82; 2020 Schedule Posted

Garland, TX (10/16/19) Track/Series Publicity & Event Marketing by DarinShort.com. The conclusion of the 4th season of the Sprint Car Bandits® series was held this past Saturday, October 12th at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas with the running of the $31,500 Paul Peters Memorial event. Going into the final event, the series championship was still up for grabs, with a scant 27 points separated points leader Will Eggimann over Dale Wester, which roughly equated to 5 finishing positions that Wester needed to finish ahead of Eggimann to claim the title.

But before we jump right to the center of the cinnamon roll, let’s rewind the night as it unfolded:

Cool-ish, yet clear and calm fall weather conditions greeted the fans and 100 race teams assembled in four divisions, after a strong storm system exited the area the day before.

Recording artist and The Voice contestant Trey Rose was on hand to meet with the fans during the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Trey would also kick off opening ceremonies by singing The National Anthem before a very appreciative crowd. Click https://youtu.be/7Cn8N4W9UCY if you’d like to see the video of his performance. Trey’s appearance at the event was provided by the Sprint Car Bandits series.

Special thanks to www.facebook.com/BeesParis and www.facebook.com/DQ14471 (Applebee’s in Paris, TX and Dairy Queen on Lamar Street in Paris) for providing Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest giveaways for fans and kids. Over 100 kids swag bags were given away during Fan Fest.

The www.KoolTrikes.com heat race winners were Will Eggimann and Casey Burkham. Burkham won his heat from the 4th starting position, which gave him enough overall points to become the www.FixYourGenerator.com High Points Award recipient – and an additional $100 from Fred Summers, sponsor of the award.

The 25-lap series championship feature would fire off with similar fashion of the last series stop at 82 Speedway, that being, the race would go green for a long distance. But on lap 23 disaster struck that all began when the left rear tire on Will Eggimann’s J&J Racing sprinter would somehow slide off its beadlock wheel causing him to lose speed going down the backstretch. Chipper Wood clipped his left side, as did the second place driver of polesitter Casey Burkham, all culminating with the #71 of Colby Estes getting crossed up and upside down just past the apex of corners 3 and 4.

During the red flag stoppage, outside front row starter and leader, Michael Day, would not be able to refire after the yellow flag came out to resume the race, forcing Day pitside for the remaining two laps.

Meanwhile, Eggimann had dropped pitside after sustaining damage on that backstretch fracas…which suddenly put Dale Wester in prime position to claim the points championship!

The event resumed with a torrid 3-car battle up front between Burkham, Stubblefield and Wester. Stubblefield briefly took the lead before Burkham would take command, while Wester would take second place from Stubblefield. But when they crossed the finish line, Burkham would end up taking home $2,100 for the win, with Stubblefield regaining second from Wester on the final lap.

When the mud clods quit flying, it appeared that Wester should have finished high enough to claim the Series title – however after adding and re-adding the points totals, Eggimann had garnered 8 more markers than Wester in the final points battle.

After the event, Dale Wester was smiling from ear to ear and commented: “I really had fun racing this series. I came to the track tonight with the attitude that I’m just going to do my best, and whatever happens, happens. And it sure was close at the end!”

A stunned Eggimann had to be towed into victory lane to receive his championship award – after thinking that his DNF was going to cost him the title. But after he reviewed the points, before and after, he had the following comments to make: “This is the first time in my racing career that I’ve been able to follow a complete series from start to finish, and a lot of that had to do with favorable economics of the Sprint Car Bandits rules package. Between the wing angle and ‘one tire all night’ rules of the ‘Bandits, not only does it make for consistently good racing, but it helps keep all the racer’s budgets regarding consumables in check…and as a byproduct, it even produces consistently competitive races.”

Eggimann continues: “All season long, faster cars have been able to advance positions on the tracks that our series go to – so clearly – this series has got a rules package that works for racers and track promoters alike, which is really refreshing when so much of sprint car racing nationwide is being controlled by high budget teams, which is not economically sustainable to the majority of the other teams. I’m thankful for the rules platform that the Sprint Car Bandits has developed, because I’m not a big budget team.”

Following Eggimann’s sentiment, Steve Golightly, 8-year executive crew chief on the #74E of Claud Estes III, comments: “Everyone knows that sprint car racing is expensive, and the Estes family regularly fields 3-4 cars at Sprint Car Bandits events. What we have found is that between the strong series purse structure and tire/wing angle rules, we’re able to keep fielding cars without burning up our racing budget.”

Golightly continues: “I just took a picture of Claud’s left rear tire after tonight’s feature race. It looks brand new. That tire has 33 laps on it from tonight, plus hot laps – and it’s the same tire we used at the last ‘Bandits event, where we had to run 45 laps due to being in the B-feature. By the time you had hot laps to it, that tire easily has 85 laps on it – and it will be used again at our next ‘Bandits race.”

In the past, co-crew chief’s on the Estes cars Doc Miller and Lonnie Bright help keep the family team hitting the track with well-prepared cars at each series event, and their past service is much appreciated. Claud would finish 2019 Series points in 3rd place. 2018 SCB series champion Colby Estes would end up in 5th place this season (after missing the opening night due to family obligations).

We would like to thank our 2019 series marketing partners that help enable us to continue to provide quality 360C.I. sprint car racing in the North Texas and surrounding areas: www.SmileysRacing.com, www.FixYourGenerator.com, www.AirPerformanceRockwall.com, www.ShopTheBoss.com, www.UtilityTrailerofDallas.com, www.KoolTrikes.com and www.DarinShort.com.

Digital marketing and at-track advertising packages are available for the 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series. And if your needs include on-site promotions and out-of-home advertising, the Sprint Car Bandits series has a show car provided by 2019 series champion Will Eggimann. Just shoot off a quick email to SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com with your contact info and we’ll help develop an effective solution for your business. Don’t miss this chance to get your business in front of the loyal fans of the Sprint Car Bandits series and to consumers throughout the region!

We would also like to thank the racetrack workers, SCB officials, media members and race fans for their dedication to the series. We are all just cogs on a wheel and it takes every single one of us working together to make it happen – and to sustain it into the future.

Speaking of the future, the first round of the 2020 Sprint Car Bandits racing schedule was posted last month, and here is the latest. Tracks interested in hosting an event should email Darin at dssm93@msn.com as soon as possible, as remaining dates are very limited:

FRI March 20 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

SAT March 28 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

SAT April 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

SAT April 18 – Abilene Speedway, Abilene TX

SAT April 25 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI May 1 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

SAT May 9 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX

SAT May 30 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI June 12 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX

SAT June 27 SCB - RAINDATE

SAT July 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

FRI July 10 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX

~Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break~

FRI September 25 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX

SAT September 26 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

SAT October 10 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX

SAT October 31 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX

10/12/19 Feature Results - Series Finale at 82 Speedway:

Position: Car: Driver: Finishing Points:

1 45b - Casey Burkham 150 ($2,100 winner)

2 2s - Colby Stubblefield 142

3 12w - Dale Wester 135

4 74e - Claud Estes III 130

5 17w - Brad Welborn 125

6 02 - Cody Freeman 122

7 2 - Michael Day 119

8 77w - Will Eggimann 116

9 71 - Colby Estes 113

10 47 - Chipper Wood 110

11 74 - DJ Estes 108

12 72 - Daniel Estes 106

13 41m - Steve McMackin 104

14 33h - Mark Huddleston 102

15 33 - Michael Merrell 100

16 v8 - Robert Vetter 98

17 13m - Chance McCrary 65

Compiled Sprint Car Bandits Points for 2019 after 10/12/19 final event at 82 Speedway:

Position: Car #: Driver Name: Total Points:

1 77w Will Eggimann 1540

2 12w Dale Wester 1532

3 74e Claud Estes III 1313

4 23j Junior Jenkins 1198

5 71 Colby Estes 1179

6 45b Casey Burkham 1144

7 2 Michael Day 1119

8 74 DJ Estes 943

9 118 Scott Evans 895

10 13m Chance McCrary 892

11 20 Chad Wilson 891

12 15t Marcus Thomas 844

13 72 Daniel Estes 843

14 02 Cody Freeman 777

15 99x Dalton Stevens 722

16 27 Kodey Keimig 693

17 21 Michelle Melton 689

18 47 Chipper Wood 685

19 41m Steve McMackin 618

20 33 Michael Merrell 557

21 80 Josh Hawkins 544

22 64 Mark Zoeller 483

23 v8 Robert Vetter 463

24 44 Jason Howell 417

25 10 Bryan Debrick 371

26 4 Austin Mundie 369

27 01j Jeb Sessums 342

28 2h Tommy Hall 328

29 5J Jeremy Jonas 305

30 5r John Ricketts 300

31 2s Colby Stubblefield 258

32 76 Zane Lawrence 254

33 17 Channin Tankersley 250

34 99b Blake Mallory 238

35 17w Brad Welborn 229

36 8a Koty Adams 218

37 17x Micah Baccus 215

38 33m Mark Huddleston 196

39 57 Chase Parson 190

40 79V Ryan Hall 185

41 04 Kyle Jones 184

42 55 Brad Queen 159

43 45 John Carney II 150

44 17W Harli White 142

45 26 Jacob Harris 142

46 31 Casey Willis 142

47 1X Tim Crawley 135

48 12 Trey Schmidt 135

49 35 Jeff Emerson 135

50 48 Cody Stacy 130

51 4b Austin Burkham 130

52 49 Justin Fifield 125

53 2w Dustyn Welch 125

54 b51 Johnny Brown 122

55 9Z Taylor Courtney 119

56 91 Craig Oates 119

57 3 Willie Reed 116

58 97 Reagan Reed 116

59 92 Jordan Weaver 113

60 9tx Brad Wesp 113

61 8A Alan Myers 110

62 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106

63 83 Jett Hays 106

64 21p Robbie Price 106

65 07 Bobby Middleton 104

66 57C Chris Schmelzle 102

67 16 Cody Tankersley 100

68 18 Logan Scherb 98

69 18L Dillon Laden 96

70 41 Casey Merrell 96

71 82c Christian Kinnison 92

72 10C Jeremy Campbell 92

73 41 Josh Harner 90

74 35 Chris Hinson 88

75 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65

76 15 Michael Colaluca 65

77 9 Bobby Breen 65

78 52 JD Fry 65

79 79 Charlie McDonald 65

80 12.5 James Griffin 65

81 5X Tyson Hall 65

82 22X Steven Shebester 65

83 7 Jerrod Warhurst 65

84 42p Preston Perlmutter 65

85 88 Terry Easum 65

If you’d like to interact with the Series online, visit Sprint Car Bandits on Facebook, or click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in news, and until we see you at the track next time, be safe and enjoy the remaining racing events in the area.

 

 

SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2019 SEASON THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE IN "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" WITH LATE MODEL & HOVIS SPORTSMAN MOD TOURS PLUS SPRINT CAR FINALE; TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE IN LM TOUR & MOD WEEKLY SERIES

October 16, 2019

(Sarver, PA)...The 2019 racing season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and the Sportsman Modified Touring Series powered by Pace Performance along with the RUSH Sprint Cars will come to a close this weekend (October 17-19) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede". The RUSH Late Models will compete in a Sweeney Marquee Tour event, while the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will battle in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event, and the RUSH Sprint Cars in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special. Though not in competition, the RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will take place in the registration tent at 2 p.m. on Saturday with $7,000 in product giveaways.

An open practice will be held Thursday night (October 17) with heat races for all divisions on Friday night followed by the conclusion of the events on Saturday. Group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models will be at 7 p.m. on Friday with racing starting early at 4 on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

"This is always a great way to end our season," said RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our Late Model racers are always excited to get the chance to compete at Lernerville. The car counts have always been strong and the racing at Lernerville is always some of the best of the season. Our championship annually comes down to this event. The Sportsman Modifieds have been given the opportunity to race numerous times over the past six seasons at Lernerville. It's been a great way to continue to grow this division, and we expect a large turnout this weekend. Lernerville was a very important part of getting our RUSH Sprint division off the ground in 2018, and their races this year at the track have been tremendous. We'll also reward the Lernerville RUSH Pro Stock racers on Saturday with their Manufacturers Night."

The RUSH Late Models are coming off a very successful record-setting "Bill Hendren Memorial" event presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication as part of the "Pittsburgher 100" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway two weeks ago where Kyle Lukon won $5,200. Saturday's event will pay $2,000 to-win. There will also be a $200 to-win, $150 to-start non-qualifier.

This year's "Steel City Stampede" will be the 11th edition of this huge event that includes most of the region's racing divisions all showcased in this end of the season blowout for the region. There has yet to be a repeat winner in the Crate Late Models; past winners include Josh Holtgraver (2009), Bryan Force (2010), Butch Lambert (2011), Max Blair (2012), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (2013), Chad Ruhlman (2014), Jacob Hawkins (2015), John Mollick (2016), John Waters (2017), and Colton Flinner (2018).

On the heels of three straight Sweeney Tour wins, Kyle Lukon has exploded into the points lead for the first time in his career. Lukon is up just three on defending champion, Jeremy Wonderling, who had to overtake Jason Genco last year in the finale at Lernerville to win the points. Wonderling has struggled of late with finishes of 12th or worse in four of the last five races. Michael Duritsky, Jr. has pretty much secured third in points, but would love to capture his first career Tour win at a track he runs well at. Braeden Dillinger, Ryan Frazee, and Logan Zarin are fourth through sixth in points in their first year on the Tour. Completing the top 12 points paying positions are Bill Kessler, Jason Genco, Max Blair, Kyle Murray, Chad Sines, and John Waters.

Meanwhile, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the "Steel City Stampede" for the sixth consecutive year. Greg Martin won the inaugural race in 2014, while Nick Ritchey won his first ever at Lernerville in 2015. Rocky Kugel topped what was at the time in 2016 was a record field of 29 cars. Steve Slater won the 2017 event, while last year saw teen Blaze Myers score a popular first Tour win after coming out of the B main to also win the "Futures Cup" title. The Sportsman Mods will complete their fifth season of Bicknell Touring Series competition and will be featured in an $800 to-win event.

By virtue of three wins, Garrett Krummert leads the Tour points by 26 over Jim Rasey, who is in his first year of RUSH racing. Krummert can clinch his second straight title by finishing 22nd or better on Saturday night. The Hovis Weekly Series Championship is a different story as Krummert, Chas Wolbert, and Rob Kristyak are in a three-way tie for the lead. A win by any of the three drivers will earn them the $3,000 title. If none of the three wins and one finishes second, that driver will earn the title. If none of the three finish in the two top, then Krummert wins the tiebreaker. David Kalb, Jr. has already clinched the "Futures Cup" title.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have only raced once thus far this season at Lernerville. Back on July 26, Kristyak topped a 28-car field for the Weekly Series win, and will now look to perform the feat again and take the title.

The RUSH Sprints will wrap up their sophomore season this weekend racing for $800 to-win, $160 to-start. Chad Ruhlman has already clinched up his second $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Championship. Ruhlman has won 10 times in 2019 including one of the two Lernerville races. Zach Morrow won the other on August 31 for the "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance, which had an all-time high 21 cars in action. Morrow, who finished third in last year's points, sits second over Brian Woodhall, who led the points for much of the season. Jeremy Weaver and Brandon Blackshear are fourth and fifth in points in their first season of Sprint Car racing.

The annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance for the RUSH Pro Stocks will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the registration tent. The 14 drivers that competed at least six times in 2019 at Lernerville will be eligible for the $7,000 in product giveaways. There will be one prize per driver. Each driver will also receive a buy one get one free Landrum Spring for an additional total value of more than $1,000. Due to the Stampede being an "open" rules event, drivers do not need to be present or compete to be eligible to win the prizes.

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying and Beat the Heat" will be utilized on Friday night for the Late Models meaning the fastest qualifier will receive $100 and all heat race winners will earn $25. The pole position dash will also be run on Friday night this year.

The Zarin Truck & Auto "$500 Club" drawings will take place on Saturday at the drivers meeting. The top 15 drivers in Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and Dog Hollow Speedway track points that compete will be eligible for the five $100 drawings.

For both the Late Models and Modifieds, Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase for both classes.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Officials will determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly each night. The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.

The Ontime Body & Graphic "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler to the 15th place finisher of the Late Model feature. The Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" will go to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night in both the Late Models and Modifieds. This award chosen by RUSH Officials will award a $40 Dirt Defender product package. A Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug will go to the winner of each Tour race.

RUSH Late Model Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $235 17. $230 18-24. $225.

RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200 2. $190 3. $185 4. $180 5. $175 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10-24. $150. Tow $125.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $250 6. $220 7. $180 8. $175 9. $170 10. $165 11. $160 12. $155 13. $150 14. $145 15. $140 16. $135 17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow $75.

RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $400 3. $300 4. $250 5. $225 6. $220 7. $210 8. $200 9. $190 10. $185 11. $180 12. $175 13. $170 14-18. $165 19-24. $160. Tow $75.

2019 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Kyle Lukon 1146 2. Jeremy Wonderling 1143 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1114 4. Braeden Dillinger 1086 5. Ryan Frazee 1051 6. Logan Zarin 1010 7. Bill Kessler 972 8. Jason Genco 787 9. Max Blair 766 10. Kyle Murray 685 11. Chad Sines 632 12. John Waters 595 13. Brian Knowles 579 14. Sam Pennacchio 537 15. Jared Kane & Jamie Wrightsman 506 17. Darrell Bossard 498 18. J.J. Mazur 472 19. Ross Robinson 464 20. Scott Gunn 404 21. Logan Roberson 384 22. Matt Latta 342 23. Dale Hollidge 254 24. Jason Knowles 244 25. Trever Feathers 243 26. Cody Dawson 233 27. John Mollick 226 28. Paul Norman 217 29. Cory Sines 215 30. Dale McDonald, Jr. 210 31. Garret Paugh 192 32. Jon Rivers 171 33. Al Shawver, Jr. 140 34. Beamer Guzzardi 80.

2019 Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Touring Series Points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Garrett Krummert 494 2. Jim Rasey 468 3. Chas Wolbert 464 4. Rob Kristyak 458 5. Kole Holden 449 6. Kyle Martell 418 7. Greg Porter & Jacob Jordan 402 9. Tony Tatgenhorst 353 10. David Kalb, Jr. 239 11. Cameron Nastasi 239 12. Blaze Myers 179 13. Jacob Wolfe 159 14. Nathen McDowell 142 15. Will Thomas III 94 16. Jordan Ehrenberg & Brandon Ritchey 87 18. Tom Urey 76.

2019 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1304 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1278 5. Brandon Blackshear 1243 6. Kevin Ruhlman 1240 7. Andy Feil 1217 8. Shawn Smith 1210 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1187 12. Dave Hawkins 1184 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1169 15. Tyler Powell 1050 16. Brian Ruhlman 849 17. John Mollick 763 18. Nolan Groves 756 19. Brandon Hawkins 676 20. Brad Church 672 21. Scott Hawkins 577 22. Ryan Fraley 484 23. Greg Beach 474 24. Frank Wilson, Jr. 374 25. Phil Thornton 284 26. Jim Kurpakus 90.

The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required at Lernerville. Driver radios are always mandatory at the 454.000 channel. The entry fee is $100 for Late Models and $35 for Sportsman Modifieds. There will be an open practice from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday night. Registration and tech opens at 2 p.m. on Friday. Drivers meeting at 6:20 p.m. with group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models at 7:00 followed by heat races at 7:30. Racing begins early on Saturday at 4 p.m. Check out the following link for additional "Steel City Stampede" event details https://nebula.wsimg.com/ea019ef4e043565caba57861b8f4d24b?AccessKeyId=8E2905451B0FC458A421&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.

Lernerville is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 11 miles southeast of Butler, Pa. on Route 356 at 313 North Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055. Lernerville is just 30 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. For more information, check out their website at www.lernerville.com or call 724-353-1511 (office) or 724-353-1350 (track).

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Posts Podium During World of Outlaws Event in Indiana

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2019) - Kerry Madsen earned his 15th top-five outing of the season last Sunday during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Tri-State Speedway.

The KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports driver kicked off the event by setting quick time during qualifying. A runner-up result in a heat race garnered a spot into the dash. Madsen then powered from last - sixth - to fourth in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The track was a little greasy at the start of the race," he said. "I probably should have jammed the wing forward and driven harder. I got to second running the middle line. Then I got held up in traffic really bad. That's just racing."

The third-place outing was the fifth top five of the season during World of Outlaws competition for Madsen.

"If it all went our way we had a car that could possibly have won," he said. "It shows where we've come since we've put this partnership together. The more time we race together the more we're gelling. The communication is good. We know what we've got to do and it seems like every time we get out there my confidence is growing."

The team is scheduled to join the Outlaws this Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., during the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 26 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Wilson Joining World of Outlaws at Lakeside and Lake Ozark This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2019) - Greg Wilson is heading to the Midwest this weekend to join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for a doubleheader.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team will venture to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Saturday for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

"I feel like from every race here on out we're not afraid to try stuff," he said. "We'll try to build and learn for next year to fix some of the issues we've had."

First up, Wilson has Hercules Tires dealership visits this Wednesday at Shadden Tire Pros in Crossville, Tenn., and Thursday at Tires & More in Russellville, Ala., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Wilson was able to make one start last weekend when he tackled the 2 nd annual Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

"We qualified second quickest in our group and were leading our heat when we slid off the track," he said. "I was too free and just overdrove it. I slid across the cushion and off the track. We finished fifth and missed locking into the main event by one."

Wilson rebounded by winning the B Main. He then gained a trio of positions to finish 14th in the FAST Series main event.

"The track was pretty narrow," he said. "It rained and they had it packed down pretty good. They had more cars than anticipated, too. It ended up taking rubber partway through the feature. The beginning of the race was pretty racy and then it got one lane. The track did all the right things. It was just part of it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (17).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Wednesday at Shadden Tire Pros in Crossville, Tenn., and Thursday at Tires & More in Russellville, Ala., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

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"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

Wilson would also like to thank Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

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