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Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

PHILLIPSBURG EASTON HONDA RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The 2020 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is into the final weeks of preparation for the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. The three day show will be a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this show.

The latest sponsor signing on for the event is Phillipsburg Easton Honda located just across the highway from the Phillipsburg Mall at 400 Uniontown Road In Phillipsburg, NJ. Phillipsburg Easton Honda has established a great reputation and clientele in the automotive industry for providing complete customer satisfaction through sales, service and financing. Whether it is the purchase of a new car or a quality pre-owned vehicle, Phillipsburg Easton Honda is a one stop shop to get you back on the road once more with their expert attention to detail sales and service. Call them today at: 800-761-0532 or check out their extensive website at: www.pehonda.com Showroom hours are: Monday thru Friday from 9 AM until 9 PM and Saturday hours are from 9 AM until 8 PM. Phillipsburg Easton Honda "where the prices can't be beat, satisfaction guaranteed

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again back as an associate sponsor to help showcase the past, present and future of racing.

Also on tap this year will be a special autograph session. Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a meet and greet Saturday March 7 at the Dirt Track Heroes show in the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store at the Palmer Park Mall at 2:00 p.m.

All your favorites, many who are Hall of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum Dorney-Mahoning HOF, will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway.

Drivers should plan on being there by 1:30 p.m. to be registered. Please contact me Bob Snyder at bobsnyderphoto@enter.net or by phone 610-390-6718 to be added to the list.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Central Arizona Speedway Kicks off 2020 Season with ASCS Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Saturday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (January 28, 2020) – Central Arizona Speedway gets the new decade under way with a bang this Saturday night as the ASCS San Tan Ford Non-Wing Sprint Cars lift the lid on the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Casa Grande clay oval.

While the ASCS Non-Wing Sprint Cars headline Saturday night’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m., the Power 600 Micros, Pure Stocks and Bombers will be in action as well. It will be preceded by an open practice session on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with free grandstand admission and $25 pit passes.

Saturday’s season opener marks the first of a handful nights of racing activity at Central Arizona Speedway in February with the IMCA Arizona Dirt Track Tour invading Casa Grande for racing action on Sunday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 11, along with a Monday night (February 10) practice session and then a $1,000-to-win IMCA Modified tilt on Saturday, February 22.

While Joshua Shipley reigns as the ASCS San Tan Ford Non-Wing Sprint Car champion over Kyle Shipley and Dennis Gile, it was Zach Madrid topping last year’s series’ season opener at Central Arizona Speedway before Gile got a taste of CAS victory lane in October.

With the ASCS Non-Wing Sprints taking center stage, a $500 winner’s share is also up for grabs for open Power 600 Micro Sprints with Donald Comstock and Zack Tate entering the season as defending champions in the Pure Stocks and Bombers, respectively.

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 $18 with children 11 and under admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for just $15. 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.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track set to host a six division program on February 8th

Stockton, CA - January 28, 2020...The San Joaquin County Fairgrounds located Stockton Dirt Track will give it another try on Saturday February 8th, with an action packed show headlined by non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

Also on the card are Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Dwarf Cars, Bombers and B-4’s. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will pay $2,000-to-win, Dirt Mods will be $1,500-to-win and Sport Mods are $1,000-to-win.

Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating is also putting up an extra $250 to the Bomber victor, making it an even $500-to-win. Racing will get underway around 3pm, with the front gate opening at 2. There is no muffler rule for the event. Other than that, the Winged 360’s will utilize Sprint Car Challenge Tour technical rules and are scheduled to run their A-main first in the order, with the remainder TBD.

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Stockton Dirt Track early season events

Saturday February 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Bombers, Dwarf Cars, B4’s

Saturday February 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday March 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday March 28: Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars (Asparagus Festival)

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

Midstate Basement Authorities Partners With CRSA For 2020 Season

For Immediate Release January 28th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – When the 2020 racing season goes green for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car this spring, a dedicated series sponsor will return to the CRSA family.

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. and owner Eric Leach will continue their involvement with the CRSA family in 2020. In addition to serving as an associate sponsor of the series, Midstate Basement Authorities will also continue to award the First Car Out Award at each of the CRSA events this season as they help teams out of the basement.

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. is Central New York's trusted full-service basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor; specializing in Basement Waterproofing, Water Control Systems, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Foundation/Structural Repair, Dehumidification, Concrete Leveling/Lifting, Sump Pump Systems and Shotcrete Installation. With experience dating back to the early 1980s, they know what it takes to make sure your home or business remains safe, dry, stable, and protected.

Midstate Basement Authorities have locations in Syracuse and Binghamton and serve all of Central New York. For more information on Midstate Basement Authorities, please visit them online at www.midstatebasement.com or by phone at 607-387-4825.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season schedule is currently having the final touches put on it and will be released in the coming weeks.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Bethany Speedway Adds Sprint Cars to the 2020 Weekly Schedule

Bethany Speedway held it's preseason drivers meeting to discuss rules and changes to the 2020 season this past Saturday, January 25th.

The 2020 season will not be a biweekly schedule this year so fans can schedule around some other events in the area and still be able to attend all the races. The season will kick off with back to back weekends of racing on April 25th and May 2nd. Followed by May 16th, June 6th with the Iowa Sprint Car League, June 27th, July 18th, August 1st, August 29th, The Northwest Missouri State Fair on September 6th and 7th and Championship night on September 26th.

In 2020, the Bethany Speedway staff will be turning the concession stand duties over to Sweet Baby B's food truck. Sweet Baby B's will set up every week at the races and supply fans with all kinds of tasty food and drinks.

The current classes scheduled for the regular weekly classes are tentatively, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, Emod, Pure Stock and added for the 2020 season will be the Winged Sprint Cars. Admission prices will go to $15 so we can continue to bring the fans the best racing around and include the Winged Sprint Cars.

Other adjustments are being looked at to make the racing and the entire family experience more entertaining in 2020.

 


 

Diversified, 21-Event 2020 Schedule

Set for Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 27 – From sprint cars to monster trucks, tractors and everything in between, a diversified, 21-event schedule is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2020 season.

It begins Friday night, May 1 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 3.

Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-c.i., non-wing sprint cars, featuring 14 non-sanctioned races and three sanctioned events. UMP-style modifieds will compete regularly on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval with at least 12 events, along with street stocks (12 races) and hornets (14 races).

USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week returns to Gas City for its opener on Friday night, July 24. The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series visits again on Thursday night, Sept. 24 for the third annual James Dean Classic. The popular BOSS sprint cars invade Gas City on Friday night, May 29.

Two major winged sprint car programs are scheduled on Saturday nights, with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions returning to Gas City after an absence of approximately two decades on Saturday night, May 16.

After an exciting race in 2019, the Sprints on Dirt series returns on Saturday night, Aug. 8 as part of a winged and non-wing sprint car doubleheader.

Non-wing sprints will also have a doubleheader on Friday night, Aug. 21 in the “Race Odyssey 20/20,” staging twin 20-lap features.

Midget racing is also well represented. The speedway will host round two of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Series’ Indiana Midget Week on Wednesday night, June 3. The newly created USAC Midget Cup Series, which features open midgets, USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 midgets and 1,000cc mini sprints, is set for May 22 and Oct. 2. USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 midgets will also compete on June 19, July 10, Aug. 8 and Sept. 11, and the newly branded Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets (nee UMRA) round out the midgets’ appearances on May 16 and July 17.

New events include the inaugural Gas City Power Pull sanctioned by the Indiana Pulling League on Saturday night, Sept. 19. It features various classes of trucks and tractors.

The popular “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills” is set for Saturday night, Aug. 15. It features monster trucks, school bus races, a mini-van demo derby, a rollover contest, trailer races, a hornet feature and more.

The second annual Fall Festival of Speed featuring 11 divisions will conclude the season on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.

Other classes in action during the year include IMCA 305 RaceSaver winged sprint cars and winged and non-wing outlaw 600cc micro sprints. Lightning/mini-sprints (1,000cc) will be allowed to compete with the USAC Midget Cup and USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 events.

Popular in Western Ohio, the Dirt Track Truck Series featuring four-cylinder Ford and Chevy pickup trucks returns for two events.

“It’s a diverse menu of great racing,” said Jerry Gappens, track promoter.

Gappens will also incorporate his signature intermission entertainment for event nights, including a “Faster Pastor” school bus race, a “Battle of the Badges” featuring first responders racing, plus fun theme nights with human bubble ball, kids’ coin and candy scrambles, toss-the-helmet events, spectator races for “soccer moms” and much more.

“Our goal is to provide fast, fun, family entertainment,” added Gappens. “Once again our team will be vigilant in starting and finishing the programs in a timely fashion.”

Although fans should check the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com for the latest news and updates, the races typically begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights and 7 p.m. for Saturday shows. The complete schedule is posted on the speedway’s website.

Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 

SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED
January 25, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2020 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2019 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A large number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash was distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told well over a quarter million dollar in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2019 season.

The Sweeney RUSH Late Models had events at 23 different speedways in 2019 with over 350 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or tour events. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars completed year two number with growing car counts and more participation. Year six for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified season saw more cars participate than any other year. The Sweeney Pro Stocks continued in year five of their Weekly Series, while the fourth year Sweeney Pro Mods again produced great racing at Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways on a weekly basis.

Crowned 2019 Sweeney Late Model champions were Jeremy Wonderling-Touring Series, Max Blair-National Weekly Series and "Summer Chase", Jakob Piper-"Futures Cup", and Chad Sines-Wheelman Bonus Event Challenge Series. In the Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars, Chad Ruhlman captured the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series crown again, while his son Kevin won the inaugural "Futures Cup" title. In the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, it was Garrett Krummert again taking both the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly & Touring Series titles, while David Kalb, Jr. won the Hovis "Futures Cup" and Cameron Nastasi the "Wheelman". Dennis Lunger, Jr. won the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series Championship once again. Tyler Dietz captured the Sweeney Pro Stock title for the second straight year.

All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, large championship checks thanks to Ontime Body & Graphic, inscribed RUSH championship jackets, and Hoosier championship jackets

Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, NY edged out Touring Series newcomer Kyle Lukon to earn the $5,000 Tour title for the second time in three years of trying. Wonderling started the year off strong at the "Battle of the Bay" presented by Wehrs Machine finishing in the top 11 all three nights against a fields of 40-53 cars each night. Wonderling returned home and went on a tear winning three straight Tour races in his home state. Wonderling had a tough stretch with four finishes of 12th or worse in a five-race span; however, his runner-up in the finale at Lernerville for the second straight year allowed him to cop the title- this time by one over Lukon, whose three wins at Pittsburgh were worth $18,800!

Max Blair left Saturday's banquet once again as RUSH's top point fund earner garnering $9,000. Despite again focusing his efforts on his Super Late Model program, Blair again won enough and was efficient enough to capture the National Weekly Series & Pace Performance Summer Chase titles for the Late Model division. In addition, Blair finished eighth in the Touring Series thanks to six wins and two runner-ups as he knocked down $27,250 in those eight starts.

The third generation racer led the way with 18 wins with those coming at seven different tracks. Blair finished in the top five in all 26 races he competed in! The 30-year-old Centerville, Pa. driver's $5,000 National Weekly Series Championship was his fifth in seven years also winning in 2013, 2015-2016, 2018. His $3,000 Summer Chase title was also his fifth in seven years as he also won titles in 2013 and now four straight years from 2016 on!

In his fourth year of trying, Jakob Piper became the latest to enshrine his name as a "Futures Cup" Champion. He was able to record top 10 finishes at five different speedways including, but really made a statement at his home track, Winchester. There he was able to record eight top 5s and an impressive 14 top 10s in 15 starts. He also picked up a win on June 8. Piper earned $500 for his "Futures Cup" efforts alone joining past champs Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Michael Lake, Eric Wilson, Clinton Hersh, Wyatt Scott, Devin Brannon, and David Pangrazio.

In his second year on the Touring Series, Chad Sines finished 12th in points and won his first "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. The Orwell, Ohio driver won two of the non-qualifier races including the $400 one at the "Bill Hendren Memorial" and the finale at Lernerville that propelled him to the $300 title.

In addition to the above point funds, the top five in RUSH member points at each of the 14 RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned track shared in $800 cash ($300,200,100,50) as part of the "Track Pack" Weekly Bonus Program.

One of the biggest stories throughout the region in 2018 was not only that veteran and versatile racer, Chad Ruhlman, was getting into a Sprint Car, but in the end the success he would have. Ruhlman won the inaugural title thanks to 15 victories; and even though he didn't win as much in 2019, he was still the driver to beat. The Erie, Pa. racer captured 10 wins in route to his second straight $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title. His son, Kevin, meanwhile beat out Nolan Groves to win the inaugural $300 "Futures Cup" championship. It was quite the year for the first year Sprint Car driver as he finished in the top 5 at six of the seven tracks he raced at. All told, Kevin had 8 top 5s and 12 top 10s. His best finish was a third at Genesee, Pittsburgh, and Sharon.

In 2018, Garrett Krummert simply wanted to race more thus was why he decided to team up with Jerry Schaffer in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in route to their championship. And while the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. racer continued to focus his efforts on the Big-Block Modifieds in 2019, Krummert was spot on every time the #10s hit the track. In 15 races, Krummert never finished worse than fourth. He won a total of six times including three at Sharon and three at Pittsburgh with three of those wins coming in Tour races. At the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" Tour race at Pittsburgh, Krummert won a record $2,200 along with another $600 in contingencies. Krummert earned $3,800 in championship monies, and joins Greg Martin as the only repeat Weekly Series Champions and the only driver to win multiple Tour Championships.

All young racers strive to improve each year. And that's something David Kalb, Jr. has certainly done each of his three years in the RUSH Sportsman Mods. In 2017, the go-kart standout finished fourth in the Futures Cup, 17th in Weekly, and 19th in Touring. In 2018, he finished second in the Futures Cup, tied for 14th in Weekly, and was 11th in Touring. The 2019 season was another improvement for the 17-year-old Aurora, Ohio racer as he recorded seven top 10 finishes including a pair of fourths at Raceway 7 and a pair of fifth at Sharon, which would propel him to 13th in Weekly, 10th in Touring, but more importantly the "Futures Cup" crown. Kalb also added two wins in the "Wheelman" Series races at Sharon.

Speaking of the "Wheelman", thanks to Ohio Intra Express, C&R Tire, and Sharon Speedway, a non-winners race was held nightly in 2019 for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Cameron Nastasi competed in all 11 races with three top 5s including a victory on August 3. The 21-year-old Hubbard, Ohio driver earned an additional $300 from RUSH for his "Wheelman" championship.

The RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Champion is no stranger to RUSH competing over the years in the Late Model division with lots of accolades. In 2017, Dennis Lunger, Jr. decided to return to his E-Mod roots as he'd do double duty on most nights racing both the Late Model and Pro Mod for car owner Rueben Schwartz where he'd go on to win the RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series title.

2018 and 2019 was much of the same though this time Lunger did double duty with his Open E-Mod and the Pro Mod winning both track titles for both years at Stateline. Lunger was again the top winner in the Pro Mods at six and never finished worse than fourth all season long. Those statistics allowed the 51-year-old Albion, Pa. racer to easily become the $3,500 Weekly Series Champion for the third straight year.

For the second straight year, Tyler Dietz garnered the RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Championship. The 30-year-old Saxonburg, Pa. driver had an impressive stat line with 11 podium finishes in 13 starts at Lernerville including four wins. In addition, for the first time Dietz earned the Lernerville track championship- something he had dreamed of since growing up as a child at Lernerville.

The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The Series' major sponsors, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, and Bonnell's Rod Shop were each recognized with a special appreciation plaque for their continued support of the Series. Also, new marketing partner, Zarin Truck & Automotive, was awarded a sponsorship appreciation plaque for his presenting sponsorship of the new "$500 Club" in addition to presenting the "Jook George Steel City Classic". His son Logan was in his second year of RUSH racing and competed on the Tour as well weekly at Pittsburgh. He finished sixth in Tour points along with fifth in both RUSH member points at Pittsburgh and in the "Futures Cup".

Rueben Schwartz was awarded the 2019 RUSH "Car Owner of the Year". Schwartz has been involved with Dennis Lunger, Jr. since 2003 first as a sponsor then transitioned to a car owner in 2006. The duo had prior success in the RUSH Late Model division before focusing on the RUSH Pro Mod. Lunger won his third straight $3,500 Pro Mod Weekly Series title and has won 28 RUSH-sanctioned Pro Mod events during that stretch. Schwartz's wife Kim passed away in October and Lunger has been really struggling of late with medical issues and wasn't able to attend the banquet. Schwartz gave an emotional, heartfelt speech imploring attendees to stop and appreciate their time with their loved ones before it's too late.

Three "Miles Traveled" awards were doled out. When the RUSH Late Model Tour kicked off last April at the "Battle of the Bay", three young racers ranging in age from 16 to 22 would begin a journey that would take them to 14 different speedways in five states and a Canadian province. Although they all had various types of racing experience under their belts, nothing compared to the journey they embarked on. With a strong family bond and their parents by their side, Ryan Frazee, Braeden Dillinger, and Michael Duritsky, Jr. took on the Tour. All three live in southwest Pennsylvania and fulfilled their commitment of following the Tour to all 16 events. This included a trip to the East Coast during the "Battle of the Bay", three trips to New York, and most impressively a trip to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway. The Quebec adventure was roughly a 1400-mile, 22-hour roundtrip for each of these racers!

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2020 season, which will be a historic season. The RUSH Late Model Touring Series point fund will nearly double with $12,000 going to the champion. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series point fund for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will increase by 36% with $3,500 going to the champion. Raceway 7 will run a bi-weekly schedule of events on Friday night. There will also be a $2,500 "Route 7 Rumble" point fund presented by Wedge Motorsports for the Raceway 7 and Sharon RUSH Mod events. The RUSH Sprint Cars will have a strong schedule of events and the RUSH Pro Mods will see events at new venues in 2020. Ken Potter photographed the event.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Top 12 Driver Points: 1. Jeremy Wonderling 1241 2. Kyle Lukon 1240 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1201 4. Braeden Dillinger 1171 5. Ryan Frazee 1143 6. Logan Zarin 1091 7. Bill Kessler 1047 8. Max Blair 866 9. Jason Genco 787 10. Kyle Murray 765 11. Chad Sines 702 12. John Waters 681.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. Max Blair 1344 2. Logan Roberson 1334 3. Matt Hill 1333 4. Jeremy Wonderling 1330 5. Chad Homan 1329 6. Darrell Bossard & Matt Latta 1326 8. Kyle Zimmerman 1322 9. Jason Genco 1314 10. Kurt Stebbins 1309 11. Scott Gurdak 1307 12. Sparky White 1306 13. Darren Alvey 1305 14. Derek Magee 1299 15. Dale Hollidge 1298 16. Devin Brannon 1297 17. Chris Fleming 1285 18. Jason Knowles 1282 19. J.J. Mazur 1280 20. Ben Policz 1279 21. John Waters & Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1278 23. Jimmy Johnson & David Pangrazio 1275 25. Breyton Santee 1274 26 Jakob Piper & Joe Warren 1271 28. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 1270 29. Chuck Bowie 1268 30. Damian Bidwell & Tyler Reed 1267 32. Ward Schell 1265 33. Kevan Cook 1261 34. Dale Caswell & Brian Knowles 1259 36. John Mollick & Sam Pennacchio 1252 38. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 39. Brett Belden 1250 40. Levi Crowl 1249.

2019 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Late Model Top 10 Points: 1. Max Blair 114.65 2. Darrell Bossard 112.7 3. Matt Latta 111.28 4. Scott Gurdak 110.57 5. Kyle Zimmerman 110.31 6. Chad Homan 110.29 7. Jason Genco 110.09 8. Devin Brannon 109.83 9. Sparky White 109.79 10. Matt Hill 109.

2019 Late Model "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Jakob Piper 1271 2. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 3. Kyle Murray 1246 4. Ryan Frazee 1223 5. Logan Zarin 1212 6. Max Hill 1194 7. Jacob Peterson 1166.

2019 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Late Model Champion: Chad Sines 480.

2019 Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Chad Ruhlman 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1310 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1280 5. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 6. Brandon Blackshear 1243 7. Shawn Smith 1227 8. Andy Feil 1208 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1194 12. Dave Hawkins 1185 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1171 15. Tyler Powell 1142 16. Brian Ruhlman 959 17. Nolan Groves 850 18. Brandon Hawkins 775 19. John Mollick 763 20. Scott Hawkins 673.

2019 RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 2. Nolan Groves 850.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 1326 2. Rob Kristyak & Chas Wolbert 1326 4. Kole Holden 1296 5. Tony Tatgenhorst 1263 6. Jim Rasey 1255 7. Josh Deems 1237 8. Chelsie Kriegisch 1199 9. Kyle Martell 1189 10. Jacob Jordan 1183 11. Gary Haupt 1175 12. Jessica Kriegisch 1172 13. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 14. Greg Porter 1154 15. Amelia Clay 1132 16. Clayton Deems 1131 17. Cameron Nastasi 1125 18. Preston Cope 1109 19. Calvin Clay 1107 20. Jacob Wolfe 939.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 588 2. Jim Rasey 557 3. Rob Kristyak 548 4. Chas Wolbert 538 5. Kole Holden 535 6. Kyle Martell 503 7. Jacob Jordan 483 8. Greg Porter 482 9. Tony Tatgenhorst 441 10. David Kalb, Jr. 323.

2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Points: 1. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 2. Nathen McDowell 701.

2019 RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Top 5 Points: 1. Cameron Nastasi 995 2. Amelia Clay 993 3. Tony Tatgenhorst 913 4. Clayton Deems 909 5. Greg Porter 869.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1321 2. Chad Carlson 1294 3. Adam Ashcroft 1293 4. Nate Hartzell 1246 5. C.J. Irons 1235 6. Vaughn Nystrom & Jarrod Silvis 1187 8. Brian Mohawk 1182 9. Michael Johnstone 1175 10. Nick Mohawk 1088 11. Scott Gurdak 1053 12. Steve Dixon 936 13. Justin Carlson 693 14. Jeramy Williams 492.

2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Points: 1. Tyler Dietz 1310 2. Corey McPherson 1300 3. Ryan Moyer 1285 4. Jason Fontaine & Joey Zambotti III 1255 6. Mike Bordt 1210 7. Brett McDonald 1203 8. Terry Young 1189 9. Chase Lambert 1185 10. Dale Tuche 1179.

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 Wedge Motorsports.

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.

 

 

Sams LaMountain Racing Finalizing Preparation for First Season on Road With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2020) - The start of a huge season for Danny Sams III is less than three weeks away.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver will kick off the 2020 campaign Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s before he heads west to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I'm excited to see what we can do," he said. "I feel like it's going to be epic."

Sams III said the team has been working diligently toward remodeling the race trailer in an effort to create the proper setup for hitting the road.

"It will have more living space and be more efficient," he said. "We want it to be able to have more supplies and spares."

The primary car is ready to start the season and a backup is prepared. However, the team has a new chassis en route that will be built to become the backup car.

"We're working hard to finish everything before the start of the season," Sams III said. "I've ran the King of the 360s at East Bay the last three years and have run mini sprints during the event as well. It's a great way to test our equipment and make sure everything is functioning and that we have a great understanding of the cars to be more prepared for the ASCS National Tour season."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Cisney Welcomes Valley Supply, Inc., Back as Primary Partner on Heels of Career-Best Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Jan. 27, 2020) - Dylan Cisney Racing will adorn Valley Supply, Inc., as its primary partner for the second straight season in 2020.

"Last year was a great year for myself and our team," Cisney said. "I was glad to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and Valley Supply with us for it and we're excited to have them back for 2020. I'm also excited to see them helping out the sprint car community. They are doing a Valley Supply Night at Port Royal Speedway on May 2."

Valley Supply, Inc., which is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been serving the concrete industry for more than 30 years. The company is a distributor of concrete accessories and restoration materials, providing construction solutions for the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions.

"I've been a sprint car fan since 1988," Valley Supply, Inc., President Harvey Sipe Jr. said. "I see Dylan having what it takes to be one of the top-notch drivers in the area if not the country. The thing about Dylan is he is well-spoken. He always thanks the race fans and mentions our company and does a great job with it. He handles himself well and with that being said his potential really has no ceiling. He is going to do well for himself."

Cisney doubled his career sprint car win total by earning a trio of victories last year. He previously netted one triumph in each of three different seasons. Cisney also finished the 2019 season with eight top fives and a career-best 25 top 10s. Two of his wins came at Port Royal Speedway, where he tied a career-best points finish of second.

The team plans on a similar schedule in 2020, kicking off the action on Feb. 22 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Icebreaker 30.

"Last year we wanted to race more and I think we got 54 races in," Cisney said. "The added racing improved our team and that showed in our results. We're aiming for pretty much the same plan in 2020 thanks in large part to our great sponsors, such as Valley Supply."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 22 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Icebreaker 30

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Supply, Inc.

Valley Supply, Inc., which is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been serving the concrete industry for more than 30 years. The company is a distributor of concrete accessories and restoration materials, providing construction solutions for the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions.

"We are grateful to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and everyone at Valley Supply on board," Cisney said. "Valley Supply is a family run business and we're a family team so it's special to work together."

Cisney would also like to thank Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV and Lincoln Speedway Renew Partnership for 2020 Season and Beyond

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Jan. 27, 2020) - The 2020 season is approximately a month away from beginning at Lincoln Speedway, which continues its partnership with Speed Shift TV by inking a multi-year agreement with the premiere streaming network.

The leading live streaming company will showcase live video from almost every race at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Abbottstown, Pa. More than 30 nights of action are on tap, including the 17th annual Weldon Sterner Memorial, two Pennsylvania Speedweek shows, the Hank Gentzler Memorial, the Bob Leiby Memorial and the Dirt Nationals among numerous other marquee events.

Opening Day for the Icebreaker 30 is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, with a rain date set for the following day.

The featured divisions at Lincoln Speedway are 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars with other select divisions and series visiting the track.

All of the races broadcast via Speed Shift TV will be a part of the VIP subscription, which offers access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription 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 400 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.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Welcomes Shane Stewart to Team for DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2020) - Winged sprint car veteran Shane Stewart is joining Sides Motorsports next week during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard.

Stewart and team owner Jason Sides will both compete during all three nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

"We're excited to have Shane with the team and hope we can have both cars running up front throughout the weekend," Sides said. "Shane has proven himself as a winner and we're confident he can be competitive from the start."

Stewart captured his first career win at the half-mile track during the DIRTcar Nationals opener last year. He enters the trio of Outlaws races with 34 career victories with the series. Stewart, who was the 2005 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, placed a career-best second in the Outlaws championship standings in 2015.

Sides has also been victorious at Volusia Speedway Park, where he scored a triumph in 2011. He has earned at least one top 10 during the DIRTcar Nationals in 12 of the last 13 years.

"Volusia is a big, wide and fast track," he said. "It's key to qualify well so that you put yourself in a good position for the heat race, which can then line you up for success during the rest of the night. I'm confident that both Shane and I can be fast out of the box."

The DIRTcar Nationals represents the only current races this season with Stewart behind the wheel of a Sides Motorsports entry. Tim Kaeding is slated to return to part-time action with the team for the third straight year once the World of Outlaws hit the West Coast in March.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard

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 - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

Sides would also like to thank East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, 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.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway

Honors Its 2019 Champions

And Other Award Winners

MARION, Ind., Jan. 26 — Approximately 125 people watched as Gas City I-69 Speedway Promoter Jerry Gappens presented checks and trophies to the track’s 2019 champions Saturday night at the quarter-mile dirt oval’s awards banquet at the Eventfully Yours event center here. It was the culmination of a successful season that saw more than $425,000 distributed in prize money at the Grant County motorsports facility.

Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. was honored as the track’s sprint car champion for 2019, duplicating a feat he achieved in 2010. He won an amazing seven of the 14 regular non-wing sprint car features at Gas City in 2019, equaling a modern-day record. A total of 105 drivers earned points in the division.

“Gas City is home,” said Meseraull, 38, a native of San Jose, Calif. “I’ve done a lot of laps at Gas City. It’s always been good to me. I had a lot of good people behind me.”

The top-five drivers in four divisions received trophies and point-fund money, while those finishing sixth through tenth were recognized with trophies.

Tyler Hewitt of Marion finished second in the final sprint car point standings for 2019 after placing third in 2018. Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. was third in the 2019 final point standings, while Scotty Weir of Marion finished fourth. The 2018 champion, Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., placed fifth.

Finishing sixth through tenth were Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind.; Rookie of the Year Brayden Clark, age 16, of Tipton, Ind.; Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City; Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and Tim Creech of Indianapolis.

Meseraull used two cars to win the title, and both of his car owners were honored. Six of his victories came in a car fielded by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., while the other came in a car owned by Don Whitney of Davison, Mich. Engine builder David Stensland of Monroeville, Ind. was also honored as the Engine Builder of the Year.

“Tom [Eades] brought out a nice car and brand-new tires, and from the get-go it was ‘game on;’ I could just hop in the car and go,” Meseraull added.

Scott Orr, 46, of Columbia City, Ind. earned his fourth Gas City modified championship in 2019 and also took the modified car owner championship. Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio was second in the driver standings. Andy Bishop of Gas City, who also earned the track’s street stock championship, finished third in the modified division. Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. placed fourth. Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind. finished fifth in the championship and was also the division’s Rookie of the Year.

Jessica Sroufe of Huntington, Ind. was sixth. The champion’s brother, Aaron Orr of Columbia City, placed seventh. Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.; Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio, and Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind., rounded out the top 10.

Bishop won the street stock championship in the Thompson Trucking No. 14, so the 42-year-old driver was honored with the drivers’ championship trophy in that division and Sam Thompson of Marion took the car owners’ trophy.

“Races are won in the garage,” Bishop said in thanking his car owner and crew. “My job was easy because they did their jobs so well.”

Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. finished second in the driver point standings. Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. was third and he was also the street stock Rookie of the Year. Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. finished fourth in the driver standings and Ervin Turner of Marion placed fifth.

Sixth through tenth were David Norman of Poneto, Ind.; Chris Tippit of DeMotte, Ind.; J.J. Nordman of Columbia City; Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind., and Cale Ramey of Muncie.

James Headley Jr., 19, of Wabash, Ind. won the hornet driver championship in a car owned by his father, James Headley of Marion, who also placed fourth in the hornet driver standings. The pair takes delight in beating each other on the track in a true family effort.

Two drivers from Columbia City, Jacob Beard and Randy Brommer, placed second and third. Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind. was fifth behind Headley and won the hornet Rookie of the Year award.

Brad Evans of LaFontaine, Ind.; Joey Eastes Jr. of Fairmont, Ind.; Jesses Arenas of Marion; Stevie Clark of Galveston, Ind. and Donnie Huddleston of Converse, Ind. finished sixth through 10 in the hornet driver point standings.

Eli Kaikko of Indy Racing Images of Noblesville, Ind., was honored with the 2019 Media Award.

The Ambassador of the Year Award went to flagman Mark Orr of Hartford City, Ind. In addition to his flagging duties, he brought the second-biggest marketing partner to the track last year in the United Auto Workers.

Dalton Bishop, 19, of Gas City, Andy’s son, received the Sportsmanship Award for his efforts in organizing a “pass-the-helmet” fund-raising effort to raise money for the burial expenses of a 10-year-old girl from Gas City who was tragically murdered last summer. Those efforts raised nearly $1,000, and the track contributed additional funds too.

The track’s 2020 schedule will be released on Monday and posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on social media through @GasCitySpeedway on Twitter and Instagram, and GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas on Facebook.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA IMPRESSES IN CHILI BOWL DEBUT – SPRINT CARS NEXT ON THE AGENDA

(Chino, CA, January 25, 2020) Rising Chino Hills, California racing star Eddie Tafoya Jr. made a favorable impression in his midget racing debut at last week’s 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through two-nights of action on the tight Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, the newcomer stayed out of trouble and moved forward in three of his four races.

Pitted against an intimidating field comprised of 358 other drivers from various disciplines of racing including NASCAR and Indy Cars, the 22-year-old wheeled the A.J. Felker owned Specialty Fasteners FSC/Esslinger at the event that drew nearly 90,000 fans. After a Monday afternoon practice, Tafoya took his first competitive laps in a midget in the Wednesday night preliminary show. The 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series “Rookie of the Year,” started sixth in his eight-lap heat race and finished eighth. It was the only time he did not move forward during his initial Chili Bowl adventure.

The heat race finish put Tafoya in one of the night’s C mains. This time he caught the eye of pit siders starting 10th and advancing four positions to finish sixth. Unfortunately, the race was only 12-laps and he ran out of time before he could get to one of the transfer spots.

For Saturday’s finale, Tafoya found himself in one of the K features early in the day. He started seventh in the 10-lapper and advanced one spot forward to book a ticket into one of the J features.

The J feature proved to be the event newcomer’s best outing of the week. Against a tougher field, handsome Tafoya started dead last in the 15-car lineup and he was headed for a transfer to one of the I features. He passed six-cars and was up to ninth, but once again, “Father Time” worked against him as the race was only 10-laps and he finished shy of the advancing positions. However, it was a fitting way to close his first Chili Bowl with another forward performance that met with the approval of many longtime race watchers.

With his first midget experience behind him, Tafoya will now concentrate on getting back to the friendly confines of his silver #51 sprint car for the opening of the 2020 season. His first race will be in the USAC Southwest Series “Steve Stroud Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona on February 14 and 15. He will return to the same Arizona oval for the “Spring Showcase” with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on March 6 and 7.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for backing him in last year’s run to the Rookie of the Year Crown. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance and Sprint Car Driving Experience.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES TO HOST DORNEY PARK-MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY AUTOGRAPH SESSION MARCH 7 AT PALMER PARK MALL

Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley Speedway drivers past and present will be on hand for autographs and a Meet & Greet Saturday, March 7 at 2 PM at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

The 13th edition of this popular auto racing event will open Friday, March 6 and continue through Sunday, March 8. Event activities will take place at the main stage area in the former Bon Ton store in the Palmer Park Mall.

Many of your favorite drivers, many who are Hall Of Fame inductees at the America On Wheels museum and Dorney-Mahoning Hall of Fame will be on hand as well as the current day stars that compete weekly at the Mahoning Valley Speedway. Drivers, Owners even race officials from Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley (past and present) are asked to contact Bob Snyder at bobsnydersphoto@enter.net or phone him at 610-390-6718 to register.

A busy schedule of events is in the planning stages for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes show fast approaching, race car registration forms are flowing in along with vendor and sponsor commitments. “During the show planning the name that kept coming up was Doug Hoffman”, stated event organizer Justin Beltrame. “The support we get each year from Dorney Park, Nazareth, Flemington and other tracks, made it feel like the perfect fit to Doug Hoffman,” noted Beltrame.

Associate sponsor IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is back on-board for 2020. The 2020 event is also dedicated to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this very popular show.

With the blessing from new Mahoning Valley Speedway promotor and bother Keith, Beltrame and team are in full swing to honor the local legend on both the Dirt and Asphalt that was taken from us too soon. The Tri-State historical group has confirmed that the Hoffman restored car will be in attendance all weekend long and will move to the center of the main stage for the tribute. There will also be other Hoffman memorabilia on hand for the special event. Former competitors are welcome to join the discussion and share stories about Doug on Sunday as we honor him.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

As noted Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg & Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Series Champions Highlight DIRTcar Nationals Field at Volusia

As many as eight former champs expected to race at World’s Fastest Half-Mile

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 24, 2020 – The 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is just over a week away, affording the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series superstars a chance to make final preparations before the Series races four nights during the two-week event at The World’s Fastest Half Mile.

The event itself runs Feb. 4-15 and includes World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (Feb. 7-9), All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (Feb. 5-6), the Super DIRTcar Series (Feb. 11-15), DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (Feb. 4-10) and DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 10-11), with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models competing Feb. 12-15.

Of the 42 completed World of Outlaws Late Model Series races at Volusia, 2004 Series champion Scott Bloomquist leads all drivers in wins with six, his first coming in 2004. 2015 Series champion Shane Clanton is tied with two-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard for second-most with five; 2005 champion Billy Moyer and four-time Series champion Josh Richards follow with four and 2007 champion Steve Francis has three.

Every driver coming into the venue knows the score. Sheppard currently holds a slim point lead after the first three races at Vado Speedway Park, riding on three-straight runner-up finishes. The Rocket-Shepp has not won a World of Outlaws race since his trip to Victory Lane at Sharon Speedway last August, where he completed an exciting pass for the lead on Ricky Weiss coming to the white flag to win the 25-lap preliminary Feature.

But Volusia has been Rocket1 Racing’s playground in recent visits. Sheppard has won the last five World of Outlaws Features held at the half-mile, going back to the final race of the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals. Last year, he swept the competition of 50+ entrants to win all four Morton Buildings Features and win his first Big Gator trophy as the only Late Model driver in event history to win four consecutive Features.

This year, Sheppard already has drivers knocking on his door for company, both atop the points standings and in Victory Lane. Weiss, Chris Madden and Cade Dillard have already won races in Vado and surround Sheppard in points, occupying spots two, three and four. Dillard, in fourth place, sits only 16 points back of Sheppard.

Additionally, several other contenders are expected to make an appearance at Volusia to spoil the Outlaws’ party. Headlining will be the most recent Late Model winner at the facility, Kyle Bronson. Killer swept the DIRTcar Pro Late Model competition of 40+ entrants, winning all three races in the division to become the inaugural DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals championship.

Other big non-Outlaw names expected to be in attendance include (but are not limited to) Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Brian Shirley, Kent Robinson, Brandon Overton and Jimmy Owens.

Joining the Outlaws on the racing card for all four nights will be the Big Block Modifieds from the Super DIRTcar Series. Hot Laps are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on all four nights.

Tickets to the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale now, including camping, packages and pit passes.

If you can’t make the trip south to see the racing spectacle in person, catch all 12 nights of action from Volusia Speedway Park live from the comfort of your home with a Fast Pass Subscription to DIRTVision.

 

 

DAYTONA PARTY: SLOT CAR RACING & SNOCROSS

LOUDON, NH: Kick off the 2020 racing season at the North East Motor Sports Museum on Saturday February 15th with free food and fun at our annual Daytona Party. The party starts at noon and runs until the end of the NASCAR Xfinity 300 which will be shown on our new 12x10 big screen! The party is free for museum members and kids under 12. If you’re not a member become one the day of the event or pay $10 for entry. Members, please bring your member cards for entry.

For one day only the 60 foot slot car drag strip returns to the museum for guests to test their reaction time and claim bragging rights. The slot car drag strip features a working christmas tree starting light, so don’t red light! In addition to the drag strip the museum slot car oval will be zooming with many makes and models of cars.

Also don’t forget to put the pedal to the metal on our iRacing Simulator. The simulator features 274 tracks and 102 cars. Rev up a midget car at the Chili Bowl or see how fast a NASCAR Cup car can go at Daytona. The simulator allows you to put any car on any track. On display as well will be two karts from Route 106 Race Park. Learn how you can go kart racing in 2020 at the party.

Giveaway prizes return to the party and will feature NASCAR die cast, memorabilia and free tickets to the NASCAR Modified and Xfinity doubleheader at NHMS in July. See new cars that have rolled into the museum such as the Richie Evans #61 Ghost Rider Modified or the wild 1940 Packard that drove from Peking China to Paris France in 36 days that was built in NH. Enjoy and explore our 25+ race cars and motorcycles and hundreds of artifacts.

Once things cool off at the museum the action heats up at the NHMS Flat Track directly behind the museum. For the first time The Flat Track will hold a snowmobile event featuring the Eastern Snocross Tour Championship starting at 4:30pm. For tickets and more info visit the NHMS website.

A variety of food will be served at noon so don’t be late! Join us on February 15th to enjoy the museum and talk racing with fellow friends and fans. Click here to get your tickets now or call 603-783-0183. All proceeds help support the museums mission of preserving and educating individuals about the history of motor racing in New England and the Northeast.

About: The North East Motor Sports Museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened on June 10, 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

 

NEBRASKA DIRT

A Century of Racing in the Cornhusker State 1901-1999

When you think of the things Nebraska has produced at a level of sustained excellence, corn, cows and insurance companies are usually the first items mentioned. But for its size, the Cornhusker state has developed more than its share of outstanding racers since the first motorized wheel was turned in competition in 1901. King Rhiley and Noel Bullock carried their rivalry from the dusty county fairgrounds, all the way up Pikes Peak and back in the 1920s, while midget racers, Ronney Householder and Carl Forberg, led the charge through the Great Depression. Gordie Shuck and Andy Anderson restarted things in the 1950s while Lloyd Beckman, Willie Hecke and Joe Saldana grew into national stars in the 1960s. Transplants, Jan Opperman and Don Maxwell turned Nebraska into a destination, and then Jim Schuman and Sam Briscoe invented 360 sprints while Roger Rager built a school bus that qualified for the Indy 500. Pretty good for acres of corn, a bunch of cows, a group of underwriters and a lot of dirt!

A new book from Fastrack Publishing, Nebraska Dirt, a Century of Racing in the Cornhusker State 1901-1999, covers all those heroes with Husker ties and many more in a 200-page hardbound volume written by Bob Mays and featuring more than 300 photos. It is priced at $49.95 plus $10.00 for shipping and handling from Fastrack Publishing, 5220 N. 10th St., Lincoln, NE 68521, 402-416-4110, email: catsracin@yahoo.com. Credit card orders can be processed through the High Banks Hall of Fame and Museum, in Belleville, KS, 785-527-2526, email: highbanksmuseum@nckcn.com. Other fine organizations where it can be purchased are the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, IA, 641-842-6176, and the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, 402-323-3166.

 

 

Taylor Hopeful Chili Bowl Outing Opens Doors During 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2020) - The results for Zac Taylor during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire might not look impressive on paper, but for the young Wyoming driver the week inside the River Spirit Expo Center yielded a lot of important contacts that might shape his 2020 season.

"Our racing didn't yield great results, but I got to make a lot of new friends and possible partnerships that could help 2020 be a great season," he said.

With approximately 350 entries, the Chili Bowl field was split into five qualifying nights beginning on Monday, Jan. 13, before the event concluded last Saturday. Taylor's preliminary night was Tuesday.

"The car was a rocket when it was on all four wheels," said Taylor, who was driving for Todd Henry. "You have to have laps there to get comfortable running the bottom. I had a lot of guys who race for a living in my heat, so to finish fourth to them was nothing to hang my head over."

The Chili Bowl format awards points for where a driver finishes and how many cars were passed. Taylor's heat race performance put him in a qualifier, in which he charged from 10th to a seventh-place finish. That relegated him to the B Main, in which he raced to an 11 th-place result.

"I was running second in the B Main and a guy slid me, got into me a little and I had to check up," he said. "I thought he would stay up top and when I went into the next corner on the bottom he was there and that pretty much ended our night."

Taylor was in an H Main on Saturday, but a mistake on the berm dropped him to a 13th-place finish.

"I just made too many mistakes on the berm," he said. "I got greedy and it cost us. I normally run the bottom, but the berm at the Chili Bowl is nothing like we have raced on before. I needed to move up a little and not get the front wheel over the berm so I could carry speed through the corners and not have to brake so hard."

Things are looking up for Taylor, who earned the 2019 Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series championship in his first year of driving a non-wing sprint car and who guided Henry's midget to a fourth-place finish in the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association standings.

"My dad and I were talking and I think we need to get to Indiana and race a midget more," he said. "After talking to some people at the Chili Bowl, that opportunity may come about. We could take the sprint car along to get even more races in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (2); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 11 (5).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - H Main: 13 (3).

UP NEXT -

March 26 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the 7th annual Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

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"SuperClean helped us out a lot during the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "We had our car on display at their booth, which gave us a lot of exposure. Despite a disappointing performance on the track I am still very grateful for Todd Henry putting me in an amazing car and making sure I'm safe, my parents, family and friends and all of my fans who came by to talk and supported me through Facebook, and Austin Ervine for helping on the car."

Taylor would also like to thank Smith Titanium, Vahlco Racing Wheels, Pitt Stop Signs & Graphix, USA Performance Racing Engines and Advanced Racing Suspensions.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Showcasing USCS Series Winter Heat Weekend at Hendry County Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Jan. 23, 2020) - The national slate for the USCS Series gets underway the first weekend in February when Hendry County Motorsports Park hosts a doubleheader.

The oval in Clewiston, Fla., features the 360ci winged sprint car series on Feb. 7-8 and Speed Shift TV will be on site to live stream the two-day show under the VIP subscription banner.

A VIP subscription provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

The Hendry County Motorsports Park doubleheader will be the first two nights of the Winter Heat Series, which encompasses the first 10 nights of the season for the USCS Series over the course of six weeks.

The series also visits Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Ga., on Feb. 21-22; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Feb. 28; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 29; Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on March 6-7; and North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 13-14 as part of Winter Heat.

Veteran Danny Smith captured the opening night at Hendry County Motorsports Park last season, extending his winning streak to an impressive 45 years in a row.

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.

 

 

ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust returns as fast time sponsor at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 23, 2020…The Placerville Speedway is proud to welcome back ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust as official fast time sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division for the upcoming 2020 season.
The Winged 360 Sprint Car fast qualifier will go home with $100 cash at all 15 weekly championship events. ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust owner Ken Short has been around the track for several years and is a sponsor of numerous cars that compete at the facility, in addition to being on the pit crew for Placerville Speedway regular CJ Humphreys.

ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust has also been fast time sponsor with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour since it started in 2017.

“We’re definitely excited to help out once again at Placerville Speedway and are happy to sponsor fast time for the eighth year in a row,” Short commented. “I pretty much grew up at the track and we sponsor a lot of the cars that compete out there, so it’s really a natural fit for our company. It’s been great to see the track come back to life and continue growing each year. What Scott and Kami have done with the facility, the payouts and the track has been pretty special. We are all looking forward to a great season.”

ADCO Driveline has been building and repairing drivelines for nearly 40 years. Founded in 1974, it was purchased in 1980 by Rich Lyman. Ken Short managed the shop for several years before purchasing it with his wife, Theresa, in 2007. Ken, a Ponderosa High School graduate, was born and raised in Placerville. He spent 11 years at Midas, managing for 8 of those years repairing and servicing brakes, exhaust and suspension. He then worked for SPD in Rancho Cordova, where he ran their tube bending operation and participated in exhaust design.

Ken brought these skills to ADCO Driveline, where he saw an opportunity to fulfill his dreams of owning and operating his own shop. For more information visit http://www.adcodriveline.com/

The 2020 season at Placerville Speedway opens on Saturday March 7th when the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network returns for the first time since 2012. Also on hand during the night will be the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. To purchase tickets for the “Gold Strike Stampede” visit https://www.universe.com/events/2020-lucas-oil-ascs-sprint-car-dirt-series-gold-strike-stampede-tickets-placerville-28QHGZ?fbclid=IwAR2945jR6y8Jn4jbYlWvEBBIDTVOVwpKAFX5XoKmHbU_Xh0036tVnkh0FVo

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

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 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.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

GAGE WINS REGION AND NATIONAL NOMINATION

(Chico, CA 1/21/20) Dennis Gage, operator/promoter of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway in Marysville has won the Region Six, Southwest and Western region promoter of the year award. His nomination qualifies him for the National Promoter or the Year award which will be voted on later in January. The winner will be announced at the 47th annual Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on February 10.

Gage, who has managed Chico for 10 years and Marysville for 5 has been involved in Motorsports for over 50 years starting in 1962. He has crewed, raced, been a track official and ended up taking on track publicity and announcing in 1973. He was also the track manager in Roseville for 4 years.

“What an honor this is to be recognized for the contributions you have made to a major league sport” explained Gage. “It would be possible without my families support and a great bunch of people who surround me”, he continued.

Gage is one of six nominees for Auto Racing Promoter of the year. Only three of the regions were early announcements including the Western Region. The Eastern division, Central, and Northern area were all tied where further voting is needed before the final ballots can be cast.

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

Former Silver Dollar Speedway promoter John Padjen received the National award in 2006. Famous west coast promoter J.C. Agajanian won the award in 1977 and Son Cary Agajanian followed in 1986 for their operation of Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. This would be the first time for a repeat winner for a Northern, CA track. Nadine Strauss from Lakeport Speedway and Ray Wilkings from Saugus Speedway are the only other winners from California.

The winner will be announced in Daytona at 1:30 in the afternoon Monday, February 10.

Gage will be present for the ceremony and can be reached at 530-350-7275 or at info@silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Nets Best Chili Bowl Nationals Finish Since 2016

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2020) - Team Eights driver Tony Bruce Jr. earned his best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire result since 2016 last week during the 34th edition of the premier midget event.

Bruce Jr. placed a career-best 11th during his preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center a week ago Monday before closing the event that featured approximately 350 drivers with an 11th-place outing in a C Main on Saturday.

"All in all it was pretty good," he said. "We were in the first C Main so it was right after they reworked the track. I knew it'd be hard to pass. We got hung out on the outside the first couple of laps and that was about it. After that we got in line. By that time you're racing with the best cars so it's tough to make up a lot of ground."

The event began on Monday with a charge from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before a win during a qualifier ranked Bruce Jr. ninth in points out of the 57 drivers competing that night.

"I felt like we pretty much did everything we were supposed to," he said. "We made it through the heat race and got through the qualifier pretty good. That put us in a good spot for the A Main. We were running eighth and got tangled up in someone else's mess. We had to go to the back and recovered for an 11th-place finish.

"Luck plays a part in every race that you're in. There's so many cars at the Chili Bowl and the margin of error is so small you have to do everything perfect and hope it works out."

The 11th-place run was his best finish during a preliminary night and his performance during Saturday's finale marked his best overall event outing in four years.

"We tried a few different things with the car and it seemed to help out a lot," Bruce Jr. said. "I was pleased with our drivability on the prelim night. Hopefully we can keep going back and improving each time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (9).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 11 (8).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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

 


 

Speed Shift TV and Port Royal Speedway Continue Live Streaming Partnership in 2020

Inside Line Promotions – AVON, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Speed Shift TV will return as the official broadcasting partner of Port Royal Speedway in 2020.

The leading live streaming provider and the half-mile dirt oval in Port Royal, Pa., enjoyed a successful partnership in 2019 and look to build on that this year.

Speed Shift TV will provide live Pay-Per-View broadcasts from most of the events that the track will host this season. Port Royal Speedway recently announced an impressive slate of 34 races on tap, including prestigious events like the $10,000-to-win Living Legends Dream Race, the Butch Renninger Memorial, the Labor Day Classic, a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek races, the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, a visit from both the Short Track Super Series and the PA Late Model Challenge Series as well as four Open Wheel Madness nights to name a few.

The season starts on March 8 when Opening Day features 410 Sprint Cars paying $5,000 to the feature winner and Super Late Models offering $2,500 to the winner.

Port Royal Speedway showcases those two classes on a regular basis. The 410 Sprint Cars have 11 races paying at least $5,000 to win on the schedule and the Super Late Models welcome a handful of marquee events as well. The track also features PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models along with several other special divisions.

For the complete 2020 Port Royal Speedway schedule, visit http://portroyalspeedway.com/index.php/schedule/.

The Speed Shift TV broadcasts will be a part of the VIP subscription, which provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription 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.

 

 

BRIGGS DANNER TO MAKE FIRST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RACE START IN FEB. 21-22 CURE INSURANCE ARENA 600 RACE WEEKEND EVENTS

TRENTON, NJ January 21, 2020 . . . Allentown, PA teenage racer Briggs Danner will be charging into Trenton, NJ’s Cure Insurance Arena for the Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP Series on Friday and Saturday February 21-22 with a unique set of attributes, but one potential deficit.

Danner, 18, who has been a regular competitor for the past three years on the BELFOR Property Restorations ‘Concrete Series’, has entered the third running of the non-point East Coast Dirt Nationals for the first time.

While new to the dirt event, young Danner is far from a novice as far as dirt track credentials are concerned. His last three summers have been spent racing Dirt 358 Modifieds at Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Raceway as well as SpeedSTRs at Action Track USA in Kutztown, PA.

His disadvantage is that he has never raced indoors on dirt.

Danner will suit up behind the wheel of a 600 Sprint owned by Tim Henry of Orefield, PA, whose son Tyler usually races the car outdoors.

Danner actually raced the car once before, last year in a Wednesday night 600 Sprint race at Shellhammer’s Speedway in Shoemakersville, PA, finishing fifth in his inaugural feature.

Danner and Henry have history.

“Tyler and I ran Quarter Midgets together with the Keystone Quarter Midget Club,” Danner said. “Tyler is too young to race in New Jersey and that's why I have the ride.”

Danner expects 600 Sprint racing indoors to be a different sort of experience.

“The SpeedSTR experience might help some but I know the Micro will be a more precise handling car. I think the key will to put yourself in a good spot whenever you can. The car I will be driving is an RTS chassis with an LHS engine which is a good combination,” Danner shared.

E. Schneider & Sons in Allentown, PA and Ironton Telephone in Ironton, PA as well as the family's paving business are among those backing Danner's East Coast Dirt Nationals run.

Danner will face nearly 100 of the top 600 Sprint dirt track drivers and their teams from throughout the northeast who will converge on the Cure Insurance Arena for the third running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2020.

Among the entries are the two past winners of the prestigious event, Whitey Kidd, III of Staten Island, NY who won the inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals on December 2, 2017 and Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY, who blitzed the field on December 15, 2018.

Both wins were special occasions for the past winners. In Kidd’s case, his triumph came after a spectacular late race charge. Exhausted after the event was over, Kidd revealed he was a cancer patient under treatment with an unknown prognosis.

Two years later, he is still racing, winning the game of life and seeking to win the East Coast Dirt Nationals a second time. He will drive a 600 Sprint by Anthony Fillbrunn.

Rudolph won the follow-up race in Trenton on the dirt on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The win was his fifth at Cure Insurance Arena, having won four prior races when the floor surface was concrete. Rudolph has, over the last two years, become one of the biggest outdoor race winners in Dirt Modified competition.

‘The fire starter’ also swooped to victory in the Indoor Auto Racing Concrete Series opener on Jan. 3, 2020 inside the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, demonstrating his versatility.

Among the drivers other than Danner out to deny Kidd and Rudolph repeat wins are the USAC Midget racing brothers, Alex and Brendan Bright, both of Collegeville, PA., Dirt Modified standout Dominick Buffaloing of Sayreville, NJ, and the three Locus on brothers, Andrew and Carl from Piles grove, NJ and Chris from Pennsville, NJ.

Third generation Dirt driver Sammy Martz, Jr., of Hampton NJ, has filed an entry as have the Scott brothers, Levar and Wayne from Pens Grove, NJ., and Sprint car ace Eddie Strata, Jr., from Lake Ariel, PA.

Before the Trenton dirt event, Danner and Rudolph will compete in the third round of the Indoor Auto Racing ‘Concrete Series’ inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1st.

After the Trenton race, they’ll conclude the “Concrete Series” event 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. Rudolph is also the defending race winner of the Syracuse A-Main event.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on the www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box offices.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

VSA SPRINTCARS

Steenholdt’s Season On Track

Following a back to back victory in last season’s VSA Sprintcars Championship point score, Shane Steenholdt is well on his way towards achieving an impressive hat trick, having so far experienced a hugely positive 2019-20 season campaign.

Clinching the overall win last season after banking four feature-race victories, a feat that well and truly proved Steenholdt’s progress as a driver, the Paynesville, Victoria resident has already matched his end of season results, winning four out of five Championship feature races, the last three of which were on the trot; another repeated achievement from the 2018-19 season.

Currently leading the point score, with his most recent win at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway further bolstering that lead, Steenholdtnow hopes to be able to continue his momentum as he prepares for a significant change throughout the rest of the season, with his crew chief of five years Marc Behan now moving interstate.

“Last Saturday night’s race meeting was Marc’s last with the team so I was very determined to win it for him and I couldn’t be happier that we were able to achieve that,” expressedSteenholdt, who plans to concentrate on his physical fitness throughout the remainder of the season.

“Marc’s been with us for five years and I can’t thank him enough for all of the coaching and support he’s given me during that time.It’s not just about the racing for me, it’s about the comradery, and if it weren’t for Marc, I’d probably have given up racing a long time ago.

“This next stage without him is definitely going to be a learning curve, but I want to personally wish him all the best for his move to Western Australia and no doubt he’ll be on the phone during our next race meeting giving us advice.”

Last Saturday night’s event was a positive one for the team as a whole, with Steenholdt’s teammate Mark Noonan managing to qualify in pole position alongside outside front-row starterSteenholdt, achieving yet another front-row lockout.

With Steenholdt having recently obtained his SRA licence to race 410 and 360 Sprintcars, he will join Noonan for two SRA 360 Sprintcar events in the near future, with Noonan already proving that their slightly underpowered cars can hold their own amongst the talented field, placing third during a feature race at Hamilton’s Western Speedway.

For his next appearance, Steenholdt will return to Redline Raceway for the next VSA Championship round, where he hopes to continue his winning streak.

Steenholdt and Noonan would like to thank the following 2019-20 season sponsors for their continued support:
SS Auto Wholesaler
Riviera Tyre Service
Dwyer’s Motor Group
Riviera Panels
Zac’s Firewood
Doyle & Shields Motorcycles
Nicholson Hotel
Earth and Soul Pizza – Bairnsdale
Tint-a-Car – Bairnsdale
Eastern Signs & Designs
KZS Auto Works
Weldmarc Engineering

Special thanks must go out to Marc and Carlie Behan, Turbo Ashlin,Steenholdt’s wife Sheena, son Cade and daughter Zara, Noonan’s wife Sondra and their sons Koby, Zeke and Seth, and everyone else who comes to the track to support the team.

 

 

PAVEMENT HOT SHOE PIERCE LOOKING FOR FLORIDA SUCCESS

January 21, 2019 – When Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida announced on September 30, 2019 that the speedway would host the inaugural “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”, Fishers, Indiana driver Aaron Pierce was one of the first drivers to commit to support the event.

To many in was no surprise “AP”, as his friends call him, would have interest in this event. Pierce has been one of the hottest non-wing asphalt sprint car drivers in the entire country in recent seasons. To date, he has six career “Glen Niebel Classic” victories on his resume. The “Glen Niebel Classic” is an annual 125-lap race held at the quarter-mile Anderson (Indiana) Speedway. The track size, race length, and rules are very similar to the “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”. In addition, Pierce was victorious on three occasions in 2019 Midwestern asphalt non-wing sprint car competition.

“Everybody is chomping at the bit to go racing during the Winter” Pierce commented. “I’m gonna be down there (Florida) racing at Sebring so it kinda fits my schedule anyway. It pays good money to win, it should have a good car count, and its gonna be pretty cool to run a 125 lapper somewhere other than Anderson Speedway. We also wanna support anything Lynn Steele and the Steele family do”.

Pierce will be shooting for the top prize of $5,000 and bragging rights to the biggest asphalt sprint car race in the state of Florida in over a decade. Although the race is still over four weeks away, the current entry list is over twenty cars. The February 20 event was also see a 30-lap tune-up race the night before which will give northern teams the opportunity to compete twice during the month of February.

The current entry list also will see other northern drivers that currently include Bobby Santos III, Tyler Roahrig, Kyle O’Gara, and Joe Liguori battle the home state Floridian drivers as well as pavement sprint car drivers from the Gulf Coast area.

Pierce is no stranger to Showtime Speedway and has competed in winged sprint car events at the track in years past. “I think the race will be competitive because you can be competitive without a 410 at Showtime Speedway. It’s a short, slick, little place and I usually do good at places like that. We’re pretty excited about doing this race” concluded Pierce.


 

 

Donny Schatz ends 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals two spots shy of Saturday Feature birth

Finished eighth during Friday preliminary main event

Dates: Monday through Saturday, January 13th-18th
Event: 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals
Track: Tulsa Expo Raceway (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Donny Schatz Finishes (Start):
Friday, January 17th: Heat - 2nd (1st); Qualifier - 1st (1st); A-Main - 8th (12th)
Saturday, January 18th: B-Feature #2 - 9th (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 21, 2020) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put on an impressive display during his 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals attempt at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ultimately missing Saturday’s 55-lap finale by a mere-two positions and capping preliminary competition with an eighth-place performance during Friday’s A-main.

Despite falling short of an A-Feature start on Saturday, Schatz, who piloted the Sage Fruit/No. 15 entry for Mark Cooper of Spike Chassis and Mike Curb of Curb-Agajanian Racing, ended the six-day program with a ninth-place finish during the second of two B-Features on Saturday; only the top seven from each B-Feature transferred into the Chili Bowl Nationals A-Feature.

Nearly 350 competitors made the call in Tulsa for the annual Chili Bowl Nationals, deriving from all disciplines of auto racing.

“It was a great week and we had fun, but to be that close to a qualifying spot and not make the show kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Regardless, I can’t thank Mark Cooper, Mike Curb, and Chuck Sinks enough for their support during the Chili Bowl,” Donny Schatz expressed. “Hopefully, we can come back in 2021 and try it again. I want one of those Golden Driller trophies.”

Although only the top-two A-main finishers from each preliminary program locked themselves into Saturday’s 55-lap finale, an eighth-place finish during Friday’s preliminary feature was high enough to lock Schatz in one of two Saturday evening B-Features. A second-place finish during his respective preliminary heat race, followed by a victory during his respective preliminary qualifier, locked Schatz into Friday’s preliminary main. The 2019 World of Outlaws championship runner-up climbed four spots from 12th to finish eighth at the final checkers.

Donny Schatz will immediately switch focus and begin preparing for the 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season, which ignites Friday, February 7, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Piloting the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 sprinter, the Fargo, North Dakota-native is seeking an 11th Series title in 2020.

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit www.spikechassis.com.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit www.curb.com.

Information regarding Schatz or Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing can be found at www.donnyschatz.com or www.tonystewartracing.com.

 

 

Non-Wing Sprints To Join ARCA At Lucas Oil Raceway in July

(Brownsburg, IN) When the ARCA Menards Series makes its 2020 return to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, fans will be treated to some open wheel racing in addition to the stock cars, making for a great doubleheader.

The Friday, July 3 event will see a return of Sprint Cars, of the non-wing variety, running rules similar to those that are run at the nearby Anderson Speedway, in Anderson, IN. The non-wing sprints were popular for years at the track, before USAC became dirt only with their Sprints and Midgets.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 9:00 AM, with grandstands at 1:30 PM, practice at 2:00, ARCA General Tire Pole Qualifying at 5:00, the Sprint car feature at 6:00 and the ARCA race at 8:00.

The event will be promoted by Track Enterprises, which has a total of eight ARCA events on its schedule this year. For more information, feel free to contact them at 217-764-3200 or visit the website at www.trackenterprises.com.

 

FORMAT FOR DAVE STEELE WORLD NON-WING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 125 ANNOUNCED

January 20, 2020 – Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida officials today announced the format for the February 20 “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” and the purse for 30-lap tune-up race the night before.

The two-day event will utilize Little 500 rules including the 4-lap qualifying format. Teams will qualify the day of the race in an hour and a half qualifying session between 2:30-4:00 that will set the 26-car starting field. Each car will make a 4-lap qualifying attempt with a four-lap average to determine his overall qualifying time. The exciting qualifying format will add a new twist and drama to the 125 -lap event later that evening. The annual Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana is currently the only other sprint car event in the country that utilized this formula.

The night before on February 19, 2020 teams will have the opportunity to compete in a 30-lap non-wing sprint car program that will serve as a tune-up and preview of the following nights “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125”. The 125-lap event will pay $5,000 to the winner courtesy of BG Products.

As of January 20, twenty-cars have entered this event. Although there is no official pre-entry system in place for this race, teams have reached out to Pavement Pounders or we have reached out the them to assemble an accurate up-to-date event entry list. Current entrants include Aaron Pierce, Johnny Gilbertson, Bobby Santos III, Shane Butler, Kyle O’Gara, Tyler Roahrig, Joe Liguori, Tommy Nichols, Kody Karl, Ronnie Roberts, and John Inman among others. There are several more who have not committed but are expected to announce their participation in the coming weeks.

Officials today there has also been a tire compound change to this race. Originally the Hoosier M40 was the tire going to be utilized on the right rear corner. Officials have decided to now use the Hoosier 450. This is also the same tire the local Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series teams regularly use. This tire must be purchased at the track and will be impounded once purchased and not released until prior to qualifying. The other compounds for the other three corners are LF 2010, RF 20/30, LR M20 or M30. The right rear tire is the only tire teams will be required to purchase at the track.

The purse for the 30-lap tune-up race on February 19 was also announced today and is as follows: $1500-1000-750-650-550-500-400-350 9th thru 14th $300 and 15th thru field $250.

For more info about this event please log onto showtimespeedway.us or follow Pavement Pounders for the latest updates. Pavement Pounders currently will post the latest up-to-date entry list at the top of the homepage below the 2020 upcoming events and will be updated regularly.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Puts Together Strong Chili Bowl with Neuman Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Eager to climb back aboard the Neuman Racing No. 9x for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals following a promising Gateway Dirt Nationals, Paul Nienhiser would have his best showing to date as he finished sixth on his preliminary night and made the Saturday night ‘B’ Main.

“I can’t say enough about how great it was to work with the Neuman’s these last couple of races for the indoor season,” Paul Nienhiser said. “They have top notch equipment, and it showed with all of us being in the hunt during our prelim night’s.”

Slated to run on Monday night, Nienhiser would take advantage of the morning practice as he was pleased with the speed his CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil machine had.

Tweaking some things on the car handling wise before the night of racing started, Nienhiser would take advantage of an opportunity in his heat race. Lining up third, the lead duo would bang wheels and Nienhiser would be there to pounce as he grabbed the lead and went on to win the race.

Picking up some very important passing points, Nienhiser moved into a qualifier where he would line up in the fifth position. Feeling very sports in his mount, Nienhiser would work his way to second. Taking a couple shots for the lead, the Chapin, IL driver would think better of it and hang on for the second place finish.

“I felt good in my heat and my qualifier, and I knew we would have a good starting position with a second-place finish,’ Nienhiser said. “In hindsight, if I push the issue for the lead and win, I probably start on the front row of the ‘A’, and who knows how our week would have looked.”

Taking the green flag from sixth on Monday night, Nienhiser would rip the cushion for much of the 30-lap feature as he ran inside the Top-Five. Taking a couple shots at third running Michael Pickens, nothing would stick as he continued on in fourth.

Slipping back to fifth in the race’s closing laps, Nienhiser would apply pressure to Zach Daum who had occupied the fourth spot. Forced to get on the binders, Nienhiser would lose a position and end Monday night with a strong sixth place finish.

Locked into a Saturday night ‘B’, Nienhiser would line up on the outside of the fifth row as he looked to lock into the coveted 55-lap feature event.

On a fast racing surface following a heavy track rework before the ‘night’ show started, it would prove to be one dimensional in the early goings. Abel to work up to eighth in the final stages of his ‘B’, Nienhser would get to Sammy Swindell who was in the seventh and final transfer position.

Looking to make a move on Swindell, Nienhiser raced into turn one thinking he had cleared the veteran, but with Swiindell still there Nienhiser would get his right rear up over Swindell’s left front and he would spin around and tip over; ending his 2020 Chili Bowl.

“We had a good shot on Saturday, I just made a mistake,” Nienhiser said. “Again, big thanks to the Neuman’s. They were a blast to work with, and put four very strong cars on the track each and every night, and that is saying a lot for a really small team from IL.”

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser is hoping to have a finalized schedule for 2020 released in the next week.

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

 

 

Carrick Kicks 2020 with Petry Motorsports Off at Chili Bowl

PETERSEN MEDIA: Jumping to Petry Motorsports for the 2020 Midget season, Tanner Carrick made his debut with his new team over the last week during the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“I was really pleased with the speed our car had, and how things felt in our first couple of outings together during the Chili Bowl,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately, we had a mechanical issue during our preliminary night and it really buried us on Saturday.”

Hitting the speedway on Tuesday night for his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl, Carrick would line the Arai/K1/ZMax backed No. 35 machine up in the second row of his heat race.

With the passing point format being utilized each position would be important in preliminary action. Advancing from third to second in his heat, the Lincoln, CA driver would make his way into a qualifier.

Snagging a third place finish in his qualifier, Carrick would just miss the cut to transfer directly into the feature event and would find himself in one of the twin ‘B-Main’ events where he would line up on the pole.

Looking to snag a transfer into the Tuesday night feature, a mechanical issue would arise during the race and it would bring his night to an early end. With the DNF, Carrick would be bound to a ‘J’ Main on Saturday afternoon.

Lining up third in his first main, Carrick showcased a very strong Petry Motorsports entry as he quickly powered his way to the point. Picking up the win, Carrick’s day was off and running as he moved into the ‘I’ Main.

Gridding the field from the fifth row of this race, Carrick continued to fight his way forward. Continuing to get more and more comfortable in the new ride a third-place finish propelled him into the ‘H’ Main.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, this would prove to be the last race Carrick would run at the 2020 Chili Bowl. As the race got underway, Carrick would endure contact in turn one and it would be too much to repair with no guaranteed time in the work area.

“Big thanks to everyone involved with Petry Motorsports for their hard work at the Chili Bowl,” Carrick said. “I am really excited for the year ahead with these guys and can’t wait to get back after it in Florida.”

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Carrick will return to action in Ocala, FL February 7th and 8th with the USAC Nos Energy Drink Midget Series.

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

 

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway's annual Job Fair scheduled for Feb. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndal Scranton (Lscranton755@gmail.com)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 21, 2020) - Lucas Oil Speedway has a variety of job opportunities for those wishing to join its team during the 2020 season. Those can be explored during the annual Lucas Oil Speedway Job Fair, on February 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the speedway's main office.

"We have job openings in various aspects of operations," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "This is an excellent way for area residents to explore being a part of our team and we encourage those interested to come out on Feb. 29."

Seasonal, part-time position openings are in concessions, the gift shop, bar, pit and ticket offices, along with public security, go-kart track attendants, facility clean-up crews and general labor.

Some positions have age requirements. Experience is preferred for cooks and cashiers in concessions, retail sales workers in the gift shop and bartenders. Experience in law enforcement or security is sought for the public security positions.

Applicants must bring two forms of identification to the Job Fair and at least one must be a photo ID, such as a driver's license.

For more information, contact the speedway office at (417) 282-5984 or email Lorton at DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com.

The Lucas Oil Speedway season kicks off with the Open Test and Tune on March 28, with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opening night set for April 4 with action in all four divisions - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

Season passes for 2020, along with gift cards which can be redeemed in any department of the speedway, are now available. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

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Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

 

 

Hagar Posts Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Performance

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Derek Hagar continues to grow the midget program of Hagar Proctor Racing at each event he tackles.

Hagar recorded his career-best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire outing last week during the 34th edition of the event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"It was by far our best Chili Bowl performance yet," he said. "That's the furthest we've ever made it in the Chili Bowl. It's a big confidence boost. We made some good runs with what we have to work with. Hopefully it opened some eyes. Also, we were able to seal a deal to hopefully make our program better for next year's Chili Bowl with a Mopar SR11 engine."

Hagar kicked off the event on Tuesday by maneuvering from fifth to third place during a heat race. He then placed third in both a qualifier and B Main to transfer into the 21st starting position in the A Main.

"We were able to charge up through there to finish eighth," he said. "Some cars fell out, but we were able to pass quite a few cars, too. We drove by some good competitors that do this stuff all the time. This midget stuff is a whole different animal than what we're used to doing. To be competitive with them with the limited knowledge we have gives us a confidence boost. I started losing time in the feature and started sliding the corners. It worked out and we got up to eighth and held on for a good top-10 finish."

The performance locked Hagar into one of the B Mains on Saturday, when nearly all of the approximately 350 drivers competed.

"We started 14th and got up to ninth or 10th with about five laps to go," he said. "I was about to slide someone when someone else parked it on the bottom. I got into them and had to restart at the rear."

Hagar finished the race in the same position he started. However, it was three features better than his previous best Chili Bowl run of ending in an E Main.

"We had a great time and this is a good building block for our midget program," he said. "We can't wait to get back to the Chili Bowl next year."

Hagar is scheduled to start the 2020 season Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 8 (21).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 14 (14).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 13-15 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"We're really appreciative of Administrative Consulting Services jumping on board for the 2020 season and helping us get to the Chili Bowl," Hagar said. "They haven't really been in the sport so to go out on a limb and give us a chance to promote their business is great. I feel confident we can help each other grow."

Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers 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.

 

 

Dover Produces Career-Best Outing at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Jack Dover took another step forward in his limited midget racing career last week when he captured his career-best result during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Dover made his third appearance at the famed event inside the River Spirit Expo Center and his second straight driving for Randy Washburn beginning with preliminary action on Thursday.

Dover advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before ending eighth in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row in a B Main.

"I started running the top and we were faster than first and second," he said. "I was going to attempt some slide jobs, but since we were in a transfer spot I just rode. We had the car set up right and we were able to get into the A Main."

The third-place showing earned a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We set up for the bottom trying some stuff," he said. "It didn't work out. Plus, we only had one yellow and only one car fell out so it didn't play out as we hoped."

Dover was credited with a 23rd-place result. That lined him up on the outside of the third row in an E Main during Saturday's finale, when the approximately 350 drivers wrapped up the spectacle. Dover overcame a slow start as he hustled from sixth to third to transfer into the D Main.

"I fell back to 11th and so I moved down and started to work the bottom," he said. "We drove our way up to third. That transferred us to a D Main and we made some progress in that race as well."

Dover capped the event by finishing 15th in a D Main.

"Looking at it overall we only lost one position the whole weekend," he said. "We were always moving forward. We learn more and more every year. If we keep getting one feature better we'll be in the A Main in three years.

"Big thanks to Randy and his friends and crew for the hard work as well as the opportunity. It was a fun week and we got better, which is all you can ask for given that this was our second time together and my third career midget event."

Dover plans to kick off the 2020 season April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 16 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (7); Feature: 23 (22).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - E Main: 3 (6); D Main: 15 (18).

UP NEXT -

April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot this year."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, 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.

 

 

Daniel Earns North American 410 National Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Mason Daniel became only the second driver to win the North American 410 and 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year Awards in back-to-back years.

Daniel, who garnered the 360 award for his performance in 2018, was honored last week as the top 410 rookie in the country on the heels of his 2019 campaign.

"It's pretty special," he said. "In 2017 we were the USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year. In 2018 we were the 360 National Rookie of the Year and now we're the 2019 410 National Rookie of the Year. In 2020 we're going for the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award."

Daniel is tackling the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season for the first time in his career this year.

"We have a lot of work to do on the 410 side," he said. "I feel like we've adapted really well with each transition throughout my career so it means a lot to earn these Rookie of the Year Awards. Our goal is to continue to grow and this year we'll need to do that on the biggest stage as we're racing with the World of Outlaws."

The season is scheduled to begin Feb. 5-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights will be with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicks off its season with a tripleheader to wrap up the sprint car portion of the event.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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"Dillon Risk Management has been a big part of our program the last few years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Extreme Brand Products, BTC Bank, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Razzle Dazzle by DLJ Produce, Valley Pacific, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Pushes Through Adversity During Tough Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi overcame numerous obstacles throughout a challenging 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire last week.

Scelzi, who was driving for Tucker-Boat Motorsports, was caught up in several wrecks while competing on the dirt bullring inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"We were unlucky I guess," he said. "Things happen in a hurry and you can be involved in other people's crashes very easily so luck plays a big part in how your Chili Bowl goes."

Scelzi's preliminary night at the event, which featured nearly 350 total drivers, was last Wednesday. He maneuvered from eighth to third place in a heat race before picking up a position to finish fifth in a qualifier. That ranked him 12th out of the 66 drivers competing that night and garnered the 12th starting position in the main event.

"We did a decent job on our prelim to get into the show," he said. "Unfortunately, we got in a crash three or four laps into the race. We went to the back and worked our way into the top 10 before we were involved in a crash again. That bent the front radius rods and axle. It was hard to drive. We had to go to the back and we got back to 10th before the race ended."

Scelzi was running inside the top 10 when he was caught up in a crash two different times. He made a late-race charge to finish the race 10 th. That relegated him to the fifth starting spot in a C Main during Saturday's finale.

"We got better as the race went on," he said. "I was battling for the last transfer position early. Once the track changed to be top dominant I got better."

Scelzi hustled to a runner-up result, which earned a transfer into the back of a B Main.

"We started 16th and had to finish in the top seven to make the main event," he said. "It was a doable task, but someone spun in front of us and we had nowhere to go early in the race. The impact crushed the front of the frame. We were lucky there was a caution that allowed us to get back out."

The Tucker-Boat Motorsports team repaired the damage enough that Scelzi was able to return to the track after a quick caution on the restart. He rallied from the back to place ninth, which was only two positions shy of making the main event.

"I want to thank Chad Boat and everyone with Tucker-Boat Motorsports as well as Toyota Racing," he said. "We had great speed throughout the event and with just a little luck I think we would have not only made the main event on Saturday, but we could have moved forward."

Scelzi is scheduled to return to action Feb. 6-8 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., where he will compete in a late model event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (12).

Jan. 18 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 2 (5); B Main: 9 (16).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 6-8 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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

Scelzi would like to thank 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, Auto Meter, Meridian Steel, Worldwide Bearings and Kenny's Components for their continued support.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SETS 2020 RACE SCHEDULE

For Immediate Release

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Although the 2020 racing season is a little more than three months away, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory of Wayne County Speedway have been busy putting the schedule together for the upcoming season. Along with the schedule, new clay has been added to the racing surface plus a change in the banking of the track will make the racing even more exciting at the 3/8 mile oval. Two test and tune dates are scheduled for Saturday, March 28th and April 4th.

The season will start off with the first of five visits from the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) on April 11th with the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks as all the class' will begin their O'Reilly Auto Parts Race to the Championship Points title. The other dates for the OVSCA will be on May 16th, July 4th, August 15th and on September 26th. The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will invade WCS three times this season with their first stop coming on April 25th for the Rick Susong Memorial. They will return on Monday, June 15th for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek show and the Duffy Smith Memorial as both those shows will pay the feature winner $5,000. The last stop for the ASCoC will be on Sunday, September 6th for the Pete Jacobs Memorial with the winner pocketing $13,000. The FAST Sprint racing series will make a stop at Wayne County Speedway on June 27th.

For the Super Late Models, the Morton Buildings World of Outlaw Late Models will pull into 'Orrville's Historic Oval' on May 16th with a $10, 000 to win 50 lap feature as this season Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden have joined the World of Outlaw tour and will be looking to stop Brandon Sheppard's winning streak at WCS. The 6th Annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week will roll into Wayne County Speedway on July 25th for the Don and Hans Gross Memorial. The Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model series will return for the 7th year with race dates of April 17th & 18th, May 29th and 30th and finish out on July 31st and August 1st.

Both the Super Stock and the Mini Stocks will have their 'Summer Series' races which are four nights that will have a separate point fund and will pay the top three drivers bonus money for those races. The dates for those race will be May 30th, July 4th, July 18th and September 26th. The Super Stocks will race for a $3,000 to win feature on August 8th for the Danny Gardner Memorial while the Mini Stocks will race the Sam Huffman Memorial race on September 26th with a $2,000 to win feature.

The Modifieds will be in action a scheduled seven times this season with a special point fund up for grabs for them. The Modifieds will be in action on April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th & 27th, July 18th, Sunday, September 6th and September 26th.

Three Kid's Bike races nights will be held on May 9th, July 11th and August 22nd for special prizes for the overall winners. Kid's Night will be held on August 8th.

For more information of the schedule or rules, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or to facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

Beacuase of rain outs and other changes, the schedule could be changed at any time.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

DOUG HOFFMAN TRIBUTE ON THE SLATE FOR 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PLAMER PARK MALL, MARCH 6, 7, 8

With the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes show fast approaching, race car registration forms are flowing in along with vendor and sponsor commitments. The promotion team is assembling a jam-packed schedule to give the fans and drivers a great experience at the Palmer Park Mall March 6th- 8th. “During the planning the name that kept coming up was Doug Hoffman”, stated event organizer Justin Beltrame. “The support we get each year from Dorney Park, Nazareth and Flemington and other track it felt like the perfect fit to honor him” noted Beltrame. Associate sponsor IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is back on-board for 2020. This event is dedicated to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this event.

With the blessing from new Mahoning Valley Speedway promotor and bother Keith, Beltrame and team are in full swing to honor the local legend on both the Dirt and Asphalt that was taken from us too soon. The Tri-State historical group has confirmed that the Hoffman restored car will be in attendance all weekend long and will move to the center of the main stage for the tribute. There will also be other Hoffman memorabilia on hand for the special event. Former competitors are welcome to join the discussion and share stories about Doug on Sunday as we honor him.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

As noted Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg & Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.


The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

MSR Honors Top 2019 Performers At Annual Banquet

Perrysburg, Ohio – Jan. 18, 2020 - During the annual Champion’s Awards Banquet on Saturday in Perrysburg, Ohio Must See Racing honored the top performers from its 2019 season where Jimmy McCune was officially crowned champion for the fifth-straight year. McCune put together another stellar season not locking up the title until the finale weekend at North Carolina’s Ace Speedway finally securing the closely fought championship by a narrow 35 points over Canada’s Ryan Litt, who finished a close second for his best MSR season to date. Following Series president Jim Hanks review of the season and his annual State of the Series address was Key Note Speaker Derek Pernesiglio who is alongside Ralph Sheheen as the color commentator for the Speed Sport / MAVTV national television programs showcasing MSR select events. Tom Stuyvesant, of long time series sponsor Engine Pro, also addressed the importance and long term successful partnership with the series and his appreciation of all the race teams. Ohio’s Rick Holley was honored as the 2019 Must See Racing Rookie of the Year after his 8th-place finish in the championship. Holley earned the coveted ROY honor participating in all points-paying events that featured a 22 average car count with 18 teams attending a minimum of 80% of the season’s events. Mike Blake of Indianapolis, Indiana was recognized for his 50th year of racing and longtime support of the series with the special Golden Steering Wheel award joining previous recipients Jeff Bloom, Hank Lower and Ron Kohler. “2019 truly was a great year that aligned perfectly with the Must See founding principles.” said MSR President Jim Hanks, “Our first class teams, quality competition at top shelf race tracks supported by great sponsors competing on a safe, level competitive playing field managed by a dedicated professional staff inside a positive culture of comradery, cooperation and mutual respect is rewarding, appreciated and valuable beyond measure.”

Among the myriad of recognitions handed out during the night were appreciation plaques for the MSR staff members and series sponsors – including Engine Pro, Fel Pro, American Racer and 1-800-RADIATOR – as well as more than $30,000 in points fund money, product certificates and other awards. Trophies for the top 15 in series points were also handed out, along with 24” by 36” profile posters that commemorated each driver’s place in the seasons championship chase. Special awards handed out included: Driver of the Year (Jimmy McCune) Crew Chief of the Year (Wade Litt) Young Gun Award (Anthony McCune) Fast Qualifier of the Year (Brian Gerster) Most Improved (Jerry Caryer) Sportsmanship Award (Charlie Schutz) Hard Luck Award (Tom Jewell) Hard Charger Award (Ryan Litt) Perseverance Award (Johnny Petrozelle) Spark Plug Award (jeff & Linda Bloom) Car Owner (s) of the Year (Jim McCune & John Reiser) Golden Steering Wheel (Mike Blake)

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Chasing the All-Star Circuit of Champions In 2020

Bryan Hulbert - SUNNYVALE, Texas (January 20, 2020) A goal of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. for a long time as been to work back into 410cid Sprint Car competition full time, and in 2020 the four-time champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will achieve that goal as the Hills Racing Team No. 15h takes on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"We're going to go a different direction in 2020 and focusing on our 410cid racing to chase the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions," stated Hafertepe. "In addition to competing full time with the All-Stars, we'll also compete in about 20 World of Outlaws shows and about 10 360 races."
Taking in several 410cid events over the past couple of seasons while on tour with the American Sprint Car Series, Sam has had varying results and admits there will be challenges but is ready to pursue the task at hand.
"The biggest adaptation we'll have to make in our program is getting used to the H tires. In the past, we've struggled on them, but our team has made some pretty noticeable gains in our program this off season and I'm excited to see where we stack up against the best racers in the country. I think you'll see us have nights that we are really good and nights that we may struggle but on the whole, I think by the end of the year we should be consistently fast everywhere we go."
Picking up 40 wins, 94 top-fives, and 114 top-tens in 139 A-Feature starts with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Hafertepe leaves a lasting legacy with the nation's top 360cid touring series.
"I want to thank everyone involved with The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for everything they have done over the course of my career. The series provided me with an opportunity to hone my skills against some of the most talented drivers in the country early in my career and during the last 5 years has played an important role in my maturing as a driver. Most importantly, the series taught me what it takes to be a champion. I'm very proud of my accomplishments with The ASCS and I wish them nothing but continued success in 2020."
Looking at a nearly 80 race lineup in 2020, Hafertepe's season begins in only a few days as the team heads to Florida for the season opener on Wednesday, February 5 at Volusia Speedway near Barberville, Fla. More information on the series, including the entire 2020 lineup can be found online at http://www.allstarsprint.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).

 

 

KIDS EVENTS DOMINATED DAY THREE OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 SHOW, MADISON HILFIGER, ZOEY KLAHOLD EARN LITTLE, TINY MS. MOTORSPORTS CROWNS, KALEB AMBROSE, RYAN VALADEZ, JAYDE PRATT WIN BIG WHEEL RACES; SHOW DATES SET FOR 2021

OAKS, PA January 19, 2020 . . . Three days of motorsports events, contests and business transactions came to a close at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 19 when the 36th Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show came to a close at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show, which had taken two-and-a-half days to build was 90% 'out the door' less than two hours afterward.

Three Sunday competitions featured racing's youth. Crowned Little Ms. Motorsports (ages 8-11) was Madison Hilfiger, 11, of Cresco, PA. She is the daughter of Orange County Fair Speedway 2019 Sportsman champion Grant Hilfiger. Carlyn Singletori, 9 of Aston, PA and Linley Dewease, 10 of Waynesboro, PA were first and second runners up.

Crowned Tiny Ms. Motorsports (ages 4-7) was Zoey Klanold, 7 of Mt. Wolfe, PA. Andy Biever and Hayden Price were runner-ups.

Three age groups of Big Wheel Races were also featured. Kaleb Ambrose, Andy Bieber, and Gavin Thompson were the top three in the ages 3-4 bracket, Ryan Valadez, Bryce Pratt and Tyler Jones were the top three in the 5-6 bracket and Jayde Pratt, Paulie Hartwig and Landon McNeil were the top three in the 7-8 age group.

Exhibitors reported increased booth traffic and sales Sunday. ASI Sportswear and Behrent's Speed Performance Warehouse were observed writing apparel orders and filling last minute parts orders respectively right at the 4 PM show closing time.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions has established Friday through Sunday, January 15-17, 2021 as the dates for the 37th annual event to be held once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

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MEDIA NOTE; On behalf of all involved with Len Sammons Productions we extend a huge thank you for helping making the show another success. Ernie Saxton

 

 

Hangtown 100 dates confirmed for November 19, 20 and 21 at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 20, 2020…The final details have been inked on the 2020 Placerville Speedway schedule with confirmation of dates for the second annual Hangtown 100, which morphs into a three-night showcase at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 debuted with rave reviews this past year and will occur this season on Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 19th, 20th and 21st. With the event moving to a weekend date it should give it an even bigger boost in year two.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets will tackle the famed red clay all three nights, vying for a total purse of $150,000 plus contingencies.

“We are happy to make the official announcement that the Hangtown 100 is moving to a weekend date and will be a three-night show this season,” said event Promoter Matt Wood. “We really enjoyed the inaugural running last year and thought it featured some incredible racing. I felt the first 50-laps during the finale was some of the best racing I have ever seen. We also wanted to send a special thanks to the Empty Bowls Foundation of Placerville for working with the Hangtown 100 on the weekend date and they will be the official charity of our event.”

Levi Jones with the United States Auto Club also spoke about the Hangtown 100 heading into the second year saying, “We look forward to building on the great momentum from the inaugural event, as we head into year two with an added day and additional prize money. It makes for an incredible end of the year on the Western Swing with so many great USAC Midget events including Arizona Speedway, Bakersfield, Placerville and Ventura.”

Rounding out the card once again at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 this season will be the NW Focus Midgets. “The Northwest Focus Midget Series is extremely excited to have the chance to return to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 2020 Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” said Carla Stewart with the NW Focus Midgets. “The 2019 event was epic and will certainly be surpassed in excitement this year with it moving to a weekend date. We look forward to seeing our drivers compete once again on such a large stage and can’t thank Scott and Kami, Matt Wood and everyone enough for this great opportunity.”

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 is one of several major events that will hit the Placerville Speedway this season. Along with the season ending showcase, the USAC Western States Midgets will also be in action at the track on July 11th and October 10th.

“We thought the inaugural Hangtown 100 went exceptionally well and are excited to host it once again this season,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “Having it move to a weekend date is huge and adding in an extra night should be beneficial to all the competitors. We want to thank Elk Grove Ford, Royal Truck Body, PureCrop1 and all the sponsors that made the inaugural running possible this past season. I’d also like to thank Scott Schweitzer and Bakersfield Speedway for working with us to acquire the weekend date this coming season.”

Russell continued, “Working with Matt Wood has been a great experience and to see the passion he has for midget racing and putting this event on has been pretty special. Matt has been an amazing supporter of our endeavors with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, along with Placerville and it’s grown to be more than simply just a partnership. Through it all we’ve become friends and close to his family as well. When he came to me with the idea of the Hangtown 100 it was pretty much how we came to him with ideas on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour when it started. It was great working with Spridge, Levi Jones and the whole staff at USAC. They helped things run flawlessly and we look forward to teaming up once again this season to make the Hangtown 100 the best it can be. It was also great working with Carla and Galen Stewart and their whole staff from the NW Focus Midgets. We look forward to having them back as well for year two.”

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

Placerville Speedway season passes are also available, include a reserved seat and feature an extensive savings as opposed to purchasing each week. A season ticket is good for 23 total events, excluding the ASCS National show, the El Dorado County Fair, Monster Trucks and the Hangtown 100. An adult season pass can be purchased for $330 or with a parking pass for $445. When breaking down the season pass savings, you can take in the action for under $15 a night. Passes are also available for seniors, military, juniors and children. Season passes are available at www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of the track on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find us on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Placerville Speedway 2020 Schedule
Celebrating 55 years of Grassroots Racing

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede
Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | First Responders Night
Saturday April 11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Red Hawk Casino Night
Saturday April 25: IMCA All-Star Modified Tour, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

Saturday May 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless 600 Micros and Vintage Hard Tops | Coors Light Night
Saturday May 9: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mother’s Day Madness
Saturday May 30: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Dads and Grads Night

Saturday June 6: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Marcel Cassulo Classic
Saturday June 13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night

Friday June 19: El Dorado County Fair | Mutton Bustin’ and Rodeo
Saturday June 20: El Dorado County Fair | Wheelbarrow Races
Sunday June 21: El Dorado County Fair | Rubicon Rock Crawl

Friday June 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday June 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
Saturday July 11: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Gold Dust Fever
Saturday July 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | 15th annual Mark Forni Classic
Saturday July 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | Legends Night
Saturday August 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Carnett Clash
Wednesday August 26: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Gold Country Showdown
Saturday August 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Big Trophy Night

Saturday September 19: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night/ Championship Finale
Friday September 25: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour
Saturday September 26: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour

Saturday October 10: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Prospector Pandemonium

Thursday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
Friday November 20: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
Saturday November 21: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100

Saturday December 12: Night of Champions Awards Banquet

 

 

Jesse Love and Cox Racing Team Up For 2020 Winged Sprint Car Slate

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a very busy season on the horizon, including an ARCA West schedule with Bill McAnally Racing and a midget with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Jesse Love will team up with Sacramento, CA based team, Cox Racing to fill his schedule in with Winged Sprint Car races.

“I am super grateful to have this opportunity in 2020,” Jesse Love said. “Last year I learned a lot in the Sprint Car and I am looking forward to this new endeavor with Cox Racing.”

With Justyn Cox getting an opportunity to run with C&M Motorsports in 2020, a seat opened up in Cox’s family car and Love will take the controls when he can, and work alongside Crew Chief, Rod Tiner, Jr.

“Rod, my grandfather, and myself are really excited to expand Cox Racing in 2020 and head in this new direction with Jesse Love,” Justyn Cox said. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to have my grandpa and our partners give me an opportunity to build our team into what it is now over the years and that has allowed me to get some great opportunities with other car owners. The three of us see how talented Jesse is, and see this as a really good fit. Rod has helped me a ton over the years, and I feel he and Jesse will do great together.”

With Love running an array of different cars in 2020, the plan for him with Cox Racing is to run as many races at as many different tracks in what will be just his second season in a Winged Sprint Car.

“I am really excited to work and race with Rod Tiner, Jr,” Love added. “I feel that he does a really good job, and can help me grow and develop in the winged car.”

Heading into 2020, Love will bring HomeSmiles.com, Toyota, and TRD with him as marketing partners on the Cox Racing No. 44 machine. The team has now plans of running for any points, and will fill in with open dates in Love’s schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are still working on their first race date together at this time.

 

 

CRSA 2019 Season In Review

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY (1/18/20) – The 2019 season for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series was an exciting one with nine different drivers gracing victory lane. In all, 13 of the scheduled 14 events were completed with the one non-completed event being a rain out at the Land of Legends Raceway in August.

When all was said and done, Altamont, New York’s Jeff Trombley was crowned series champion for the third time in as many seasons. The now three time series champion also claimed the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series and CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series championships.

Trombley, along with his fellow CRSA rivals were honored at the annual awards banquet on November 30th at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in Vernon, New York.

It is never easy to repeat as champion and even harder to push that championship winning streak to three. In 2019, though Trombley was able to do just that when he claimed his third consecutive series title, worth a combined $3,000. The season was one of wins and consistency for Trombley. The Altamont, New York driver won four events (Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Land of Legends Raceway, Afton Motorsports Park) and claimed ten top five finishes and 12 top ten finishes in the series 13 events. The only event that Warren Alexson owned team finished outside the top nine was in the season finale at Afton when mechanical issues plagued the team all evening long.

Since the 2017 season Trombley has won on average one out of every five CRSA events that the CRSA has held and has a 57 percent top five finishing percentage.

After claiming the 2018 Land of Legends Raceway Track Championship, Darryl Ruggles tackled the CRSA Sprint Car Series for the first time looking for the series championship. With six top five and nine top ten finishes along with a huge win at the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day, Ruggles would come close but fall a bit short in his bid for that first CRSA crown, finishing second. Ruggles did repeat as track champion at the Land of Legends Raceway.

One season ago Justin Mills not only was crowned CRSA Rookie of the Year but also finished fifth in the final point standings. With a pair of Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Chargers Awards under his belt and three top five and nine top ten finishes, the driver of the Bluestone Excavating number M1 improved on that fifth-place finish in 2019. Mills ended the season in the third position.

Finishing in the fourth position is Alysha Bay. The second-generation driver out of Canandaigua scored a pair of feature wins in 2019 (Land of Legends Raceway and Afton Motorsports Park) along with six top five and ten top ten finishes. The two feature wins pushed her career total to three with the CRSA.

Emily VanInwegen finished fifth in the overall final standings. The driver of the Mike VanDusen owned number 56 finished fourth a season ago and repeated as a top five finisher on the heels of two top five and eight top ten finishes. VanInwegen started 12 events in 2019 which pushed her unmatched total of events started since 2014 to 101.

The 2019 season kicked off at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday May 18th. Trombley would pick up the win over Mills, Jason Whipple, Johnny Kolosek and Jesse Pruchnik. The series returned to action on Memorial Day, May 27th at the Weedsport Speedway. A stellar 24 car field unloaded pit side in front of a large, holiday crowd. When the checkered flag waved the Motorized Mad Man, Darryl Ruggles brought home the checkered flag over Billy VanInwegen, Alysha Bay, John Scarborough and Trombley.

The series would be back in action at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on Sunday June 2nd. The track, which in the early years of the CRSA served as the home track for the series, would see a great crowd watch Cory Sparks pick up his only win of the 2019 season. Emily VanInwegen would finish a season high second in the Mike VanDusen owned machine while Trombley, Brett Jaycox and Johnny Kolosek rounded out the top five finishers.

Following nearly a month break, the series roared back to life at the Afton Motorsports Park for the first of two visits in 2019. The July 12th event would be the first of five scheduled events during the month. Trombley picked up the win over Dalton Herrick, Bay, Ruggles and Connecticut’s Peter Dance.

The final two weekends in July would see a pair of double headers scheduled. The first, the weekend of July 20th and 21st would see the series visit the Land of Legends Raceway and Thunder Mountain Speedway. Erik Karlsen took the checkered flag over David Ferguson and Pruchnik on Saturday night and then on Sunday, Herrick would claim the victory over Ruggles and Trombley. The Sunday night event at Thunder Mountain was a part of the annual Wade Decker Memorial.

July would come to a close with events at the Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The July 27th event at Fonda would see Mike Kiser pick up the win over Sydney Prince and Thomas Radivoy. On Sunday Dana Wagner would take the checkers over Gerry Sehn and Herrick.

The month of August would see two events scheduled however the show scheduled for August 17th at the Land of Legends Raceway would be cancelled due to rain. The Albany-Saratoga Speedway hosted the CRSA on Friday night, August 9th with Trombley picking up the win over Brandyn Griffin and Kiser.

After a few weeks off, the series returned to the Land of Legends for the inaugural New York Sprint Car Nationals. The CRSA competed on both Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night the win went to Bay over Dan Bennett and David Ferguson. On Saturday the $1,000 to win weekend finale would go to Kolosek over Dan Craun and Trombley.

A week later the CRSA returned to the Fonda Speedway for their first event after the annual Fonda Fair. Trombley would pick up the win over Kiser, Ruggles, Bay and Wagner and in the process nearly cement his third series title.

The series finale would take place on Friday October 11th at the Afton Motorsports Park. Alysha Bay and Emily VanInwegen led the field to the green after drawing the front row. VanInwegen looked to be on her way to the win however she would spin, forcing her to the rear of the field. In the end Bay would take the checkered flag for her first CRSA win away from the Land of Legends Raceway. Kiser finished second in the finale with Sehn third, Jaycox fourth and Wagner fifth.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

 

 

RevsRacing LLC

RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store.We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will returnin the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.

Indy Revolution:May 7-8-9, 2020, 3 days of big money bracket racing, featuring Super Pro class and Pro Class. Nostalgia Muscle cars and Modern Muscle cars Index race on Friday. Saturday Features 10 thousand to win Footbrake Index race. Friday & Saturday Night will have Indy Street Outlaws & Knight Street Racing heads up racing. A car show, swap meet, and new vendors will be set up all three days. The event finale will be on the oval race track with Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars & Midwest Compact touring Series. Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to race on the famed oval since June 9, 2012, where Brian Gerster was the winner and set a new and current track record of 17.407.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas. Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Summer Nationals:On June18-19-20, 2020 RevsRacing will welcome home the Non-Wing Must See Racing Sprint Cars. The last winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in a non-wing sprint car was Bobby Santos III on August 18, 2011. The non-wing sprint cars will be racing on the oval June20, 2020. Also racing on the oval will be the Midwest SuperModifieds, Super Cup Stock Cars Series, & the Midwest Compact Touring Series.
But wait, that is not all, once again, there will be 3 days of Super Pro Big Money Bracket Racing,with 400-500 of the best Super Pro Drag Racers in the country. With 50 Thousand to win on Friday June 19, 2020.
The Indy Street Outlaws and Knight Street Racing will return to the track on Friday and Saturday nights. The Car Show, swap meet, and new vendors will also be back in June.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas.
Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy RevoltOctober 23, 2020 will Feature the Indy Street Outlaws & Hoosier No-Prep Series Championship. The race track surface will be untouched. It will be street racing at the track. Revs Racing’s mission is to provide street racers with more opportunities to race at the track. Their slogan is, “Taking the street back to the track”. In 2020, Revs Racing’s hopesto reduce street racing in Indiana by over 10%.

 

 

ANDREA CAP NAMED AQUA DUCK WATER TRANSPORT MS. MOTORSPORTS 2020; DALE JARRETT AND KYLE PETTY WELL RECEIVED, NINE EXHIBITORS RECEIVED DISPLAY AWARDS, KIDS DAY TOMORROW (SUNDAY)

OAKS, PA January 19, 2020 . . . Andrea Cap of East Berlin, PA was named Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2020 Saturday night at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show Saturday night. Andrea was crowned her successor, Taylor Fullin. Ms. Cap’s first runner-up was Morgan Rochelle and second runner-up was Casey Robicheau. Ms. Cap was also the Swimwear winner, Ms. Rochelle the Sportswear winner, Ms. Robicheau the Interview winner, Amanda Arms the Ms. Photogenic winner and Rachel Molyneaux was named Ms. Congeniality.

Donna Miller, pageant organizer since the inception of the Ms. Motorsports competition at the first show in 1986, was saluted for her years of excellence. Donna announced that the 2020 show was her last. Jamie Sammons will be the new pageant coordinator starting in 2021.

Nine exhibitors earned laurels superior appearing race cars and displays. Best Open Cockpit race car was the Bitner Automotive No. 15 Wingless Sprint that was part of the Bitner Automotive Display. Best Modified/ Late Model was awarded to the Mike Gular driven No. 2A that was part of the Bicknell Race Cars booth. Stephane Lafrance’s Trick Race Car Products booth display received laurels for Best Commercial Booth. Stephen Hanes’ one-of-a-kind VW drag race car was acknowledged for Best Drag Race Car.

Also earning awards were the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club of Phoenixville PA for best Quarter Midget Display, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers Club for best Vintage Club display, and Orange County Fair Speedway for best Speedway display.

Other outstanding exhibitor awards were presented to the Jimmy Horton, Jr. Statewide Hi-Way Safety Kenny Weld No. 3 Modified that Horton drove to 47 wins in the 1978 season. The car was recently restored by DKM’s Eric Mack for Chris Larsen, who recently had acquired the car.

Finally, the Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 410 Sprint, a Ben Cook chassis car that Doug Wolfgang raced in 1987 was saluted as the Best Vintage Open Cockpit car of the show.

Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett each met and greeted Motorsports Show attendees for two hours Saturday afternoon, preceded by lively stage interviews with audience participation.

Area Auto Racing News’ winningest drivers of the 2019 season were acknowledged on stage prior to the Ms. Motorsports pageant. Matt Hirschman, Danny Dietrich, Tom Fearn, Matt Sheppard, Tommy Kunzman were the award winners; Hirschman was present to receive his award on stage while Sheppard received his laurels earlier on Saturday.

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 20 will be dedicated to Kids, with Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports pageants planned. The formal show events conclude with the annual running of Kids Big Wheels Races, featuring events among three age groups of youngsters.

Dates for the 2021 Motorsports Show have been announced for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 15, 16, and 17, 2021.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Two Dozen Features During Championship Saturday of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2020) - Five preliminary nights featuring 343 drivers have led to Championship Saturday for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which wraps up the 34th edition on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A total of 29 features and a pole shuffle remain before the champion is crowned. It begins with a pair of O Mains and hot laps kick off the festivities at approximately 9:30 a.m. (Central). Opening Ceremonies, which includes the Parade of States prior to the running of the #DoItForGrady Pole Shuffle, is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central).

Tanner Thorson, Ryan Bernal, Christopher Bell, Thomas Meseraull, Rico Abreu, Colby Copeland, Kyle Larson, Jonathan Beason, Cannon McIntosh and Tyler Courtney are the drivers locked into the pole shuffle that determines the first five rows of the 55-lap main event. The remainder of the main events throughout Saturday will narrow down the field to twin B Mains with the top seven from each transferring into the A Main.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live video stream on Saturday, offering the racing action all morning and afternoon until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to stream live audio after the video rights are transferred to Lucas Oil Racing TV.

The RBN video broadcast, which is only $29.99, features multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers this week have included Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Kyle Bellm Kicks Off New Decade with Friday’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Preliminary Card!

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (January 17, 2020) – The 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway couldn’t come soon enough for Kyle Bellm.

Now the time has come, as the accomplished Sprint Car racer from Nixa, MO, will take the wheel of the Chad Shields Racing Fontana-powered AFD Graphics/Schure Built Suspension No. 4c Ripper-chassis Midget for Friday’s Vacuworx Qualifying night atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval.

It will mark Bellm’s seventh time to compete at the prestigious event that draws a field of approximately 350 competitors from all forms of motorsports around the world. Friday’s card will include approximately 75 of those entries with the top two finishers advancing on to Saturday’s 55-lap championship main event and the rest of the field fielding out the day’s alphabet soup of feature events based upon the preliminary finish.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to team with Chad Shields Racing for this year’s Chili Bowl,” Bellm says. “The car felt really nice in practice on Monday, we made a couple of little adjustments and I think we can be really competitive on Friday night.”

Bellm raced into last year’s Friday night preliminary feature and was moving forward only to get collected by a spinning car.

He went on to finish out the weekend in Saturday “E” Main action, among the top 1/3 of the 350 car field, despite a cut tire that cut his run short while dicing for a transfer position.

“That was a last minute deal and we didn’t even get practice and did pretty well with it,” Bellm recalls. “This time around, we were able to get a few laps in to get acclimated to the year and that puts me ahead of where I was last year going into Friday night. So, if we can have just a little bit of Chili Bowl luck on our side, hopefully that can translate into a good finish.”

Bellm comes off a 2018 season that included a Lake Ozark Speedway feature win among his 15 top-ten runs in 36 overall starts that included his first World of Outlaws feature start to wrap up the season.

Bellm will feature a similar schedule in 2020, competing in a variety of winged 360-ci and 410-ci Sprint Car events throughout the region.

2018 Quick Stats: 36 Races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary on Friday night and finale on Saturday night.

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.

 

 

DIRTVision To Stream 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic LIVE The illustrious Australian race will feature American drivers like Kyle Larson and Carson Macedo

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 17, 2020 –

DIRTVision is excited to offer North American fans exclusive live streaming of the 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The prestigious event is Australia’s biggest Sprint Car race, held each year at the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warnambool, Victoria at the end of January.

All North American DIRTVision Fast Pass subscribers will be able to watch the best Sprint Car drivers in Australia duel with a plethora of star American drivers, Jan. 24-26, for the $224,000 purse and the accompanying glory of winning in front of tens of thousands of fans. The event will go live at 1 a.m. (ET) for each event.

The Classic will see more than 100 drivers battling to win the illustrious race. This year, fans can expect to see a number of familiar drivers from the United States, including Kyle Larson, Carson Macedo, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Tim Kaeding and McKenna Haase. Three-time Classic winner Kerry Madsen will also be in the field, along with his brother Ian Madsen.

The caliber of the event and the mid-winter date attract some of the best driver from the United States to Warrnambool to compete against the locals in the crown jewel event. The Classic is essentially the Knoxville Nationals of Australia, with the largest car count in Sprint Car racing. In 2015, the event actually beat out the legendary Knoxville Nationals by two cars with 107 entries.

American drivers have won 17 of the 44 Classics run since 1973, including victories from former World of Outlaws champions Donny Schatz and Danny Lasoski. As with the Australian Championship, drivers from New South Wales have dominated the event with 18 wins. The home state of Victoria had to wait until the 20th running of the event to have a home winner with Warnambool's own Max Dumesny winning in 1992.

North American Sprint Car fans can witness the excitement and international competition from Down Under with a DIRTVision Fast Pass subscription for only $39. Sign up now to watch the Sprintcar Classic, as well as other weekly Australian shows.

 

 

DIRT MODIFIED STANDOUT MATT SHEPPARD MET WITH RACERS IN A WIDE RANGING SEMINAR AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 SHOW FRIDAY; MIKE MAHANEY WINS CELEBRITY KART RACE; KYLE PETTY, DALE JARRETT APPEARANCES, AND MS. MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT SET FOR SHOW ON SATURDAY

OAKS, PA January 17, 2020 . . . Matt Sheppard and Mike Mahaney made headlines in different ways on Friday, Day One, of the PPB 2020 Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Sheppard, winner of 35 Dirt Modified features in 2019, shared trade secrets and offered advice on buying used race cars for the more than 80 racers who attended his Q&A seminar.

“I learn more about setups when things go wrong than when things go right,” Sheppard shared. “You remember what not to do.”

Mahaney was the winner of a Celebrity Go Kart race run Friday night. To win, he executed a last turn, last lap pass against Ryan Watt to register the top prize. Eric Kormann was third.

“It was a lot of fun,” Mahaney shared. “The track was pretty slippery and it made for some good racing.”

Day Two of the Motorsports Show will feature guest appearances by NASCAR fan favorites Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.

Petty, a third generation NASCAR Cup driver prior to retirement, is now one of the top NASCAR TV commentators. He will sign autographs and meet and greet Motorsports attendees from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Second generation Cup driver Jarrett is a three-time Daytona 500 winner and one time NASCAR Cup season champion plus being a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a TV personality. Jarrett will sign autographs from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday afternoon.

Following the autograph signing sessions by Petty and Jarrett, the stage will be set for the 35th annual Ms. Motorsports Competition, sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. Fifteen contestants have entered the competition in advance with more expected. At stake is a $1,500 top prize, a poster deal and the opportunity to travel the nation’s speedways as the official representative of the Motorsports Show.

On Sunday, the closing day of the show, three competitions, each centered on the sport’s youth, will be held. The Little Ms. Motorsports pageant and Tiny Ms. Motorsports competition transpire followed by Kids Big Wheel Races, featuring youngsters racing in various age groups with trophies presented to all winners.

The Best In Show awards will be presented to deserving exhibitors on Sunday afternoon as well.

Dates on or about the second weekend in January, 2021 are anticipated to be released in the near future.

 

 

Brad Sweet is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for First Time/Bill Simpson Named 2019 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport!”

Knoxville, IA, January 17, 2020 – For the first time in his career, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2019 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned twenty (20) of the twenty-three (23) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel and Donny Schatz all received one first-place ballot.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are fourteen-time “Driver of the Year” Award recipient Donny Schatz of North Dakota, Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel of Connecticut, All Star champion and Tuscarora 50 winner Aaron Reutzel of Texas, and Logan Schuchart of Pennsylvania. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, Sheldon Haudenschild and Lance Dewease.

For the third time, Kasey Kahne Racing will receive the “Team of the Year Award.” It will be the first for the #49 team, who among their wins, claimed Eldora’s King’s Royal in July.

Californians Michael “Buddy” Kofoid and Gio Scelzi (his second such award) will share the “Wild Card Award” for their exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2019. California’s Mason Daniel is the “Rookie of the Year Award” recipient, following up his winning of the same award in the ‘360’ class in 2018.

Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fourth time in a row. Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing will receive “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. This is the first such award for Musselman (Chuck Merrill was honored nine times with Maxim). The “Media Member of the Year” award will go to Speed Sport’s Mike Kerchner for the first time.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Bill Simpson of Simpson Performance Products has been posthumously honored with the “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Bill was a pioneer in the racing safety business with his company, Simpson Performance Products. He started Impact! Racing in 2002. Bill started with safety chutes for drag racers, and would also develop gloves, helmets, restraints, shoes and the first fire suits used in racing.

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

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2020 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 2180 (20)
2. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 1250 (1)
3. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 963 (1)
4. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 766 (1)
5. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 504
6. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 4440
7. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 354
8. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 299
9. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 221
10. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 214
11. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 204
12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 158
13. Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 116
14. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 96
15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 70
16. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 62
17. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 53
18. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 52
19. James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 50
20. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 37

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

LEAD SPONSORS, QUAKER STEAK & LUBE AND IRCO RETURN AS SPONSORS OF 13TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES AT PLAMER PARK MALL, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 8

This popular off season race car show is relocating to the Palmer Park Mall, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8.

Sponsors Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

For the 13th consecutive year, IRCO is a sponsor of Dirt Track Heroes. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Senior Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We’re excited for the relocation of the show to the Palmer Park Mall and anticipate another successful show.”

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg & Alpha and the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities.

As a community-based financial institution, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has built a solid tradition of personalized service and local decision making. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.org, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Event Organizer Justin Beltrame is thrilled to have IRCO back on board. “IRCO has always been a huge supporter of the show” mentioned Beltrame. “Also, Senior Vice President Greg Collins is a wealth of knowledge on the Harmony Speedway so it is an all-around success for everyone” added Justin Beltrame.

This year, the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is dedicated to Steve and Ed Pados. Both individuals have contributed greatly to the sport and they have been key contributors to the past success of the twelve year history of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Steve is currently dealing with some health issues so his participation in this event may be limited. Never-the-less, he will be part of 2020 presentation of the show as the guests of honor.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

EXPO CENTER READIED FOR PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW 2020 OPENING FRIDAY

OAKS, PA January 16, 2020 . . . The preparations necessary to transform the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center into the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show 2020 were continuing in earnest through 8:00 PM Thursday evening. The 36th annual rendition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions opens to the public at 2:00 PM Friday, January 17 and continues Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19.

“This year’s show is shaping up to be one of the best,” said event organizer Sammons. “Move in day was very smooth and we expect big crowds for all three days with all that we have going on at the 2020 Show.”

Much of the work centered around the Orange County Fair Speedway Display, which will feature the track’s past, present, and future. The speedway celebrated the 100th anniversary of the running of its first automobile race this past August. A never-before-seen restoration of the Statewide Hi-Way Safety No. 3 Gremlin, built by Kenny Weld, driven by Jimmy Horton, owned by Halmar International’s Chris Larsen, and restored by Eric Mack is among the features in the display and of the entire Motorsports 2020 Show.

Another vintage car, this one owned and restored by Bruce Bowen, in the entrance lobby of the Motorsports Show, is a restoration of the No. 29 Weikert’s Livestock Sprint driven by Doug Wolfgang in 1987. The car is unique in that it ran the season with a 410 Steel Block motor. The car has been displayed by Bowen only once before.

“It has been a lot of work but I’m very happy with the way it turned out,” Bowen, who hand-lettered the car, said.

Two big displays near the main entrance of the show are certain to command attention. At the Pioneer Pole Buildings display, the Modifieds of Billy Pauch and Craig VonDohren as well as the 410 Sprint of Freddie Rahmer are to be seen while the Sunoco display has cars spanning the spectrum of motorsports including a stunning Funny Car and an equally attention-grabbing Sports Car Prototype.

A new livery for Matt Sheppard’s Modified can be seen at the American Racer Tire exhibit and Joe Toth’s Crate Sportsman, displayed at the Georgetown Speedway booth, is also a dramatic contrast from Toth’s previous cars.

An oddity in this year’s show features two of Mike Gular’s Modifieds, one in the Bicknell Race Cars display and a second in the Sunoco booth.

Once doors open Friday and throughout the three-day run of the show a series of valuable Seminars will be conducted on a wide range of topics of interest to car builders, track operators, and fans alike.

On Saturday, personal appearances by Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett will highlight the three-day event. Petty will sign autographs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with Jarrett putting pen to paper from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

At 7:00, the festivities will begin that culminate in the crowning of Ms. Motorsports 2020.

Sunday is Kid’s Day at PPB Motorsports 2020 with Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports competitions as well as Big Wheel Racing competitions.

For more information about the 2020 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, visit motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

What’s The Gio? Scelzi Out Of Classic

Up and coming Sprintcar Star Gio Scelzi has withdrawn from the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with news coming from the US yesterday of a pending new partnership between Scelzi and Guy Forbrook for the upcoming US season curtailing Scelzi’s Australian plans.

Scelzi was slated to drive for Indy Race Parts proprietor Bernie Stubegen however the new deal has put paid to that being a possibility.

In other news today it has been announced that World Series Sprintcars contracted driver will park up own previously entered W14 entry, so that he can contest the Classic for John McLellan and the J&S Drilling Team aboard the W60 entry.

These changes now has the official Classic entry list at 107 with nine hugely talented Americans still set to roll onto Sungold Stadium next weekend for the 48th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

Daniel Adds Extreme Brand Products to Team as World of Outlaws Rookie Campaign Nears

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 16, 2020) - Mason Daniel has more exciting news as he nears his inaugural season on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trail.

Daniel is partnering with Extreme Brand Products throughout the 2020 campaign, which will feature him traveling the country with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"This is the first time that Extreme Brand Products is getting into the sprint car world," he said. "We're very excited to work with them with engine oil, rear end oil and brake cleaner along with degreasers. Their products are tremendous and will help us on our way to a successful season."

Extreme Brand Products, which is based in House Springs, Mo., aims to be the leader in research, selling and marketing high quality race oil, race fuels and performance lubricants. For more information, visit http://www.ExtremeBrandProducts.com .

"We are very excited to be working with Mason Daniel Racing," Extreme Brand Products Director of Operations Ed Briggs said.

Daniel recently announced that his team will embark upon the biggest challenge yet as it hits the road to compete at the highest sprint car level in 2020. Daniel made the transition to winged sprint car racing in 2018 when he also relocated to Missouri. Last year he focused on shifting from 360ci sprint car competition to the top level of 410ci sprint car action to prepare for the ultimate test - the World of Outlaws.

"We've been working hard to progress each year and 2020 will be a huge leap forward for our team," he said. "We couldn't do this without the support of many great partners such as Extreme Brand Products. We're grateful for the support and look forward to what we can accomplish together in the future."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Extreme Brand Products

Extreme Brand Products, which is based in House Springs, Mo., aims to be the leader in research, selling and marketing high quality race oil, race fuels and performance lubricants. For more information, visit http://www.ExtremeBrandProducts.com .

"This is the first time that Extreme Brand Products is getting into the sprint car world," Daniel said. "We're very excited to work with them with engine oil, rear end oil and brake cleaner along with degreasers. Their products are tremendous and will help us on our way to a successful season."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, BTC Bank, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Razzle Dazzle by DLJ Produce, Valley Pacific, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Fourth Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 16, 2020 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the fourth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a four-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, and earned thirteen (13) of the sixteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the second consecutive year. Bartlett, Tennessee’s Terry Gray, Springfield, Nebraska’s Jack Dover and Wesley Chapel, Florida’s Troy DeCaire also received first place votes.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Short Track Nationals winner Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, nine-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Placerville Speedway champ Andy Forsberg of Auburn, California, and USCS titlist Terry Gray.
Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Ohsweken Speedway champ Dylan Westbrook, Midwest Power Series titlist Thomas Kennedy, Patriot Sprint Tour National champ Davie Franek, URC champ Chad Layton and MSTS king Jack Dover.

Andy Bishop of Illinois earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing (for the sixteenth time) earned “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

In addition, Todd Buffenbarger (TJSlideways.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award for the third time. Dave Pusateri, Trophy Cup promoter, received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the first time, and Dylan Westbrook will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2019 for his exciting performances in 360 sprint car racing.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2020 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 1460 (13)
2. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 713
3. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 403
4. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 246
5. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 181 (1)
6. Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 171
7. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 148
8. Davie Franek, Wantage, NJ, 144
9. Chad Layton, Harrisburg, PA, 134
10. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 123
11. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 121
12. John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 115
13. Troy DeCaire, Wesley Chapel, FL 100 (1)
14. Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN, 82
15. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 80
16. Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 79
17. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 77
18. Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 75
19. Kyle Hirst, Sacramento, CA, 72
20. Sean Becker, Roseville, CA, 69

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

CJ Leary Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2019!

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2019 – CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana today was named the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted Indiana Sprintweek and the Perris Oval Nationals amongst his wins this season. Leary earned seven of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received five first-place ballots, while Kyle Cummins received one.
Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are defending Non-wing Driver of the Year and Western World winner, Tyler Courtney, Knoxville Corn Belt Nationals winner Brady Bacon, MSCS champion Kyle Cummins and Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals winner, Kevin Thomas Jr. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are Justin Grant, Chris Windom, Damion Gardner, Thomas Meseraull and Chase Stockon.

The Reinbold Racing/Underwood Motorsports #19AZ team with CJ Leary at the wheel, earned the 2019 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award for the first time.

Tyler Courtney (his second) and Kyle Cummins will share the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2019, while Washington Indiana’s Dustin Clark will receive the 2019 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award.

Richie Murray of USAC and Patrick Sullivan of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine (his fifth) will receive North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors. Joe Spiker of Lincoln Park Speedway and Paragon Speedway will receive the “Promoter of the Year” Award for the first time.

John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the fourth time.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2019 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday night.

2019 Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 1009 (7)
2. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 960 (5)
3. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 390
4. Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 299 (1)
5. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 297
6. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 277
7. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 262
8. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 249
9. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 192
10. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 136
11. Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 106
12. Austin Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 83
13. Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK, 53
14. Kody Swanson, Kingsburg, CA, 44
15. Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL, 43
16. Jake Swanson, Hollister, CA, 39
17. Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH, 34
18. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, 31
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 31
20. RJ Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 24

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Tim Estenson set for Chili Bowl Nationals debut

By Mike Spieker

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2020) – Fargo native Tim Estenson will be competing at the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this weekend at the Tulsa Expo Center. Estenson will be piloting the Netto Racing No. 88E midget car.

Estenson raced a 410 cubic inch sprint car with Netto Racing in California in 2019.

“D.J. (Netto) gave us a call and asked what we thought about me running the Chili Bowl in one of his cars this year,” said Estenson, who earned 52 legend car wins and an INEX legend national championship in three years in the division. “The next thing I know, I’m registering for the event online and making plans to get to Tulsa. It’s a really cool and exciting opportunity.”

Last weekend, Estenson got the chance to gain valuable seat time at the Tulsa Expo Center, competing in the Tulsa Shootout in a 600cc mini modified. Estenson placed second in the main event.

“I was able to get a good feel for the track during the Tulsa Shootout. I was able to get some laps on it, learn it and get comfortable out there,” said Estenson of the temporary one-fifth mile clay oval.

Estenson said the indoor track at Tulsa has a lot of similarities to one of his home tracks, Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn.

“The bottom groove of Buffalo River and the bottom groove of the track at the Tulsa Expo Center are pretty similar. When you roll through the corners the banking and size feel a lot like Glyndon,” said Estenson, who had 18 wins at the Buffalo River Race Park in 2017 and 2018, combined.

The 17-year-old Fargo driver hopes to gain valuable experience in his first Chili Bowl outing.

“I just want to go out there with a clear mind and get the seat time I need in practice. I’ve never run a midget before so I want to run different lines around the track and try to follow a driver who is faster than I am to see how they drive the track. I want to run consistent laps and see what happens on my qualifying night,” he said.

Estenson’s qualifying night will be Friday, followed by the championship night on Saturday.

Estenson has experience in a winged lightning sprint, which has a similar wheel-base as a midget, but more downforce and less horsepower. Estenson says getting a grasp of the throttle control of the midget will be his first priority, but one he’s ready to tackle.

Estenson would like the thank the following sponsors for their help getting him to the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Estenson Racing

DJ Netto Racing

Spike

Sala Chevrolet

 

 

PASS 2020 schedule released
2020-01-14 13:58:27

Affordable sprint series has April start with a 3 day weekend

The Pennsylvania Sprint Series (PASS) has released its 35-race 2020 schedule for affordable, IMCA/RaceSaver sprint car racing.

Seven tracks are set to run PASS races this year. Port Royal Speedway, which last season averaged nearly 40 entries per event, will run nine races, including the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on October 17. BAPS Motor Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway each will run seven events, with Path Valley Speedway Park running six.

While all of Port Royal’s events will be run on Saturday, BAPS and Selinsgrove will run one race each on Sunday, and BAPS and Path Valley each has a Friday night date as well.

Williams Grove Speedway has two races scheduled for 2020, while Trail-Way Speedway adds a second event. All four at those tracks are Friday races.

Lincoln Speedway rejoins the PASS schedule with two Saturday events as well.

Additions to the schedule are possible, including co-sanctioned events with other RaceSaver groups. Two of the BAPS races will be co-sanctions with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, which races in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Drivers from any RaceSaver series may race with any other series, and PASS contacts both the Mid-Atlantic and Laurel Highlands (West-Central Pennsylvania) Sprint Series to coordinate scheduling and give drivers and teams as many opportunities as possible to compete.

Another large contingent of race teams is preparing to race with PASS in 2020, including 2019 Champion Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, who also won the IMCA National RaceSaver Championship last year, the first Pennsylvanian ever to accomplish that feat. Duke was Pennsylvania State Champion as well.

The RaceSaver Sprint program was founded in Virginia by racer and innovator French Grimes, who established the Virginia Sprint Series, as a way of running economical sprint cars on a “level playing field” that decreased the importance of how much money a given team could spend. PASS, one of the first groups to adopt the RaceSaver model, was founded in 1998 and began racing the following year.

Today, RaceSaver is a nationwide rules package, and more than 700 drivers compete in nearly 20 regional series.

RaceSaver events are now sanctioned by the International Motor Contest Association, IMCA, the oldest active auto racing sanctioning body in the U.S., having been founded in 1915. IMCA also sanctions various stock car and modified classes.

While many drivers have run with PASS for only a year or two, others have remained with the series for a decade or more. This year, Ryan Lynn will celebrate his 20th season and add to a record 350 PASS starts.

Drivers in the series last year ranged in age from 16 to 85.

Along with RaceSaver’s claim as “The World’s Most Affordable Sprint Car Series goes the slogan, “Big Wings, Big Excitement,” and PASS races have regularly lived up to that boast. In the 2019 Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the wild battle for the lead led to the heart-stopping finish you can see here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOHikoGwy7o

The 2020 season opens with a three-event weekend in early April. On Friday, April 3, PASS joins the 410 sprints and USAC East Coast Wingless Springs for the “Spring Sprint Special at Williams Grove. The series then visits Port Royal for Saturday racing before finishing the weekend at BAPS on Sunday.

 

 

NASCAR Drivers and Other Racing Stars Tackling Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Wednesday With Pay-Per-View Stream on RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2020) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering live video of all of the action inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Wednesday when the third night of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire takes place.

Wednesday marks the midpoint of the preliminary competition for the premier midget event with five-time event winner Sammy Swindell, defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet, NASCAR drivers J.J. Yeley and Ryan Newman, 2006 event champion Tim McCreadie, defending Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, rising star Giovanni Scelzi and two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu among dozens of others scheduled to battle.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network provides a live video stream throughout all five preliminary nights and most of the finale during this week's event. The broadcasts, which capture hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews, feature multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m. (Central).

NASCAR star Kyle Larson earned his sixth career Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night victory on Tuesday and second-place finisher Jonathan Beason joined Monday's top two of Cannon McIntosh and Tyler Courtney as lock-in drivers to Saturday's A Main. Tuesday's program featured 77 drivers to run the total number of competitors to 134 through two prelims.

The Chili Bowl live video package is only $29.99 per day.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers during the week include Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals this Saturday will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Tyler Thompson Qualifies for Prelim A-Main in Chili Bowl Nationals Debut

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions - OSWEGO, NY (January 15, 2020) – Fulton (NY) race driver Tyler Thompson, Oswego Speedway’s International Classic Supermodified champion at just 18-years old, is on a roll.

On Tuesday evening, Thompson took on the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK for the first time, driving a Seymour Racing prepared Midget, and promptly won his qualifying heat race on his way to qualifying for the evening’s A-Main.

A total of 77 entries were on hand in Tulsa on Tuesday, looking for a qualifying spot in this Saturday’s 55-lap Chili Bowl Championship.

Thompson started sixth and won his heat race with a thrilling last lap pass, before starting sixth and finishing sixth in the evening’s A-Qualifier. Those passes and positions were enough to lock Thompson into the 12th starting position for the 30-lap A-Main on Tuesday.

Only two drivers would advance from the 24 car A-Main to Saturday’s Chili Bowl Championship with NASCAR superstar Kyle Larson earning the win over Chili Bowl veteran, Jonathan Beason.

Starting from the sixth row, a broken throttle cable unfortunately knocked Thompson out of the A-Main with a 22nd place finish.

Thompson will now compete in one of two E-main qualifiers on Saturday afternoon, with five drivers advancing from that race to the D-Main. The goal for all Chili Bowl drivers is to climb the ladder, to the night’s A-Main.

Thompson’s E-Main positioning for Saturday ranks him roughly 110th overall of the near record 355 entries on hand for the entire week of racing in Tulsa, a fantastic feat for a driver that has never driven a Midget until Monday morning.

“I again can’t thank Seymour Racing, Indy Performance Composites and our partners enough for this incredible opportunity,” said Thompson, who was recently awarded the John Blewett III Young Guns Award at the annual EMPA Convention. “Our goal was to come out here, be competitive, and have some fun. To grab a checkered flag and qualify for the night’s A-Main, with this competition, is more than we could have imagined. We will come back on Saturday and do our best in the E-Main and hopefully advance to the D-Main. This has just been an incredible experience.”

In a matter of months, the versatile Thompson has won Oswego Speedway’s International Classic and Lucas Oil Raceway Park’s Fall Brawl in a pavement Supermodified, qualified for the lucrative Outlaw 200 and World Finals in a DIRTcar Big Block Modified, battled for wins in an Indoor Auto Racing Championship TQ Midget and now, qualified for an A-Main at the Chili Bowl Nationals in a dirt Midget.

“We just enjoy racing,” said Thompson. “We have a fantastic crew and group of supporters that are able to help make this happen. The more experience you get in different types of cars, the better.”

For more information on the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals visit online at www.chilibowl.com.

Since 1991, Seymour Performance Products has supplied parts, safety equipment and services to racers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.

Learn more about the products and services at Seymour Performance Products by visiting www.seymourperformanceproducts.com.

Indy Performance Composites is a full-service custom-made composite designer and fabricator for all high performance needs. IPC offers many advantages to clients, including quick turnaround time, collaborative design, and exceptional customer service.

IPC’s competitive pricing provides greater flexibility and cost advantage to customers, while working collaboratively to use their experience and product knowledge to transform ideas, vision and budgets into workable high performance solutions.

Learn more online at www.ipcindy.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Tyler Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Kelly’s Zen Den, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Pullen’s Plumbing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

A late breaking entry

With the 10th running of the All Star Challenge only 3 days away Corey McCullagh is the latest to throw his hat in the ring to compete in the show. McCullagh has done a deal with West Australia based Mat Muir and is using Muir’s 360 for the night. “We are rapt to have Corey compete with us, what many people probably don’t remember is that Corey started his sprintcar career with us. He ran off and on for 4 seasons before purchasing a 410. His highest placing in the All Star Challenge was 4th back in 2015. Since then he has
picked up many wins including the Grand Annual Classic and most recently taking out the A at Avalon last weekend. He really is a talented driver with an awesome family and it’s great to have him back racing with us. The South West Conveyancing, Owen built Homes V90 is certainly a bonus.” Searle said.

Another name to add to the already star studded list. This Saturday 18th January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds
Simpson Speedway in case you didn’t already know. Pit Party from 2.30, on track at 5.00

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport Still in the Hunt

With the Sunshine Swing leg of the 2019-20 season World Series Sprintcars Championship now in the history books, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen remain in the point standings hunt.

Sitting in second in the WSS Championship point standings heading into the past five rounds following the WSS Speedweek swing, Madsen and the team were hoping to open their WSS round winning account throughout the Sunshine Swing of the WSS Championship in an effort to bridge the point standings gap between himself and current leader James McFadden.

Carrying on the string of minor podium finishes they collected throughout the WSS Speedweek leg, the team racked up another four during their recent campaign, despite a few setbacks, including a flat-right-rear tyre at the Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway round while running second with two laps to go and a rainout during the second night of the ninth WSS round (Australian Open) at Archerfield Speedway. The latter event, Madsen was the highest point scorer prior to the wet weather spoiling the party.

Coming away with a pair of second-place finishes, the first of which occurred in what was their maiden visit to Maryborough Speedway and the second during the opening night of the ninth WSS round at Archerfield Speedway, the team also picked up a pair of third-place finishes at the WSSArcherfield Speedway (January 4)and Lismore Speedway (January 14) rounds.

Earning considerable points for their efforts and taking their overall tally to 2,510, Madsen and the team are just 113 points shy of the WSS Championship lead; a difference they’re eager to make up when they return to the team’s home state for the Western Swing which brings the WSS Championship to a close.

However, in the meantime, their focus in now on some of the country’s biggest standalone Sprintcar events, with the next WSS Championship round not taking place until the Friday night of February 14 at Esperance Speedway in Western Australia.

Now travelling to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW) to contest the Ultimate Speedway Nationals this Friday and Saturday night, the team will then venture to Victoria and South Australia to begin what will be a huge week of racing, incorporating the Presidents Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway(SA) and the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic).

Following these events, the team will cross the Bass Strait to Tasmania, where they will attempt to win their eighth and Madsen’s fifth Australian Sprintcar Championship crown from January 31 to February 1 at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway.

Current WSS Championship Point Standings (after 10 rounds):
1: James McFadden - 2623 points
2: Kerry Madsen - 2510
3: Jock Goodyer - 2140
4: Brooke Tatnell - 2088
5: Lucas Wolfe - 1985

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2019-20 season by:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters
Bunbury Toyota
Blackbeard Designs
JP Signs

The 2019-20 season range of Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store.

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

US 36 Raceway Releases 2020 Schedule

OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway officials have released the 2020 schedule featuring 25 nights of racing.

The schedule is headlined by two visits from the ASCS National Tour, April 17 and July 17. The tour made one visit to US 36 last season. The Sprint Series of Nebraska, which made multiple visits to the high banks last season, will make four appearances at the track this season, May 15, June 5, July 3 and Aug. 21. The POWRi WAR Sprints and Iowa Sprint Car League join forces for three trips to US 36 this season, May 15, June 5 and Aug. 21.

The weekly racing series will compete throughout the season to chase an opportunity to win a championship. During that chase, mainstays in the schedule return in Modifed Madness and the Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. Modified Madness takes place on May 22 and the Stock Car Shootout hits the track on July 24. The championship battles will conclude championship night, Sep. 18.

To wrap up the season, the 2nd annual Missouri IMCA Nationals are set for Oct. 8-10. The full schedule and other details on the 2020 season are available at www.us36racewaydirttrack.com

US 36 Raceway 2020 Schedule

March 28 – Practice 1-5 p.m.
April 4 – Practice 1-5 p.m.
April 11 – To Be Announced
April 12 – To Be Announced
April 17 – ASCS National Tour
April 24 – Weekly Racing
May 1 – Weekly Racing
May 9 – Weekly Racing
May 15 – Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
May 22 – Modified Madness
May 29 – Weekly Racing
June 5 – Bud Shootout: Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
June 12 – Weekly Racing
June 19 – Weekly Racing
June 26 – Weekly Racing
July 3 – Sprint Series of Nebraska
July 4 – To Be Announced
July 10 – Weekly Racing
July 17 – ASCS National Tour
July 24 – Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout
July 31 – Weekly Racing
August 7 – Weekly Racing
August 14 - *CLOSED*
August 21 – Sprint Series of Nebraska &POWRi WAR/Iowa Sprints
August 28 – Weekly Racing
September 18 – Championship Night
October 8-10 – 2nd Annual Missouri IMCA Nationals

 

 

NEWS FROM PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AND DO AT 36TH ANNUAL PPB MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND

OAKS, PA January 15, 2020 . . . Looking for a great day and night of fun? Gather up your camera (cellphone) and autograph book. Put on your most comfortable shoes and head on out to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. It is time for the 36th annual PPB Motorsports 2020 Racecar and Trade Show. For three days, January 17th through 19th, the giant hall is loaded with just about everything you could imagine that has to do with the exciting sport of motorsports. It is truly a diversified show with powerboats, stock cars, drag racers, motorcycles and more included.

Arnold’s Family Fun Center, located in Oaks, is offering the opportunity to drive an electric kart right there at the Expo Center in the C Hall. Here is a chance to see if you just might have the talent to be a race car driver. The cost is just $10 and there are two seaters so the youngsters can be included in the fun with an adult.

Over 200 race cars, representing all forms of motorsports (Modifieds, Sprints, Midgets, Sportsman, Late Models, Drags and more), will be on display. Of special interest will be a newly design Camaro for NASCAR Cup racing that will make its debut in the Daytona 500. There will be two Hendrick Motorsports cars on display, a new 2020 No. 24 to be driven by William Bryon and a 2019 No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson so fans can compare the changes being made.

There will be huge displays by Orange County Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. which celebrated its 100th season in 2019. Pioneer Pole Buildings, Sunoco, and other major players in the sport.

Speedway displays will offer news of what is happening during the 2020 season. Dozens of tracks and sanctioning organizations will be represented.

Many manufacturers will be on hand to show what is new and offer great deals.

Your autograph book will come in handy as NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and NASCAR Fox broadcast Kyle Petty, along with other national names, and area racers will be on hand along with well-known personalities. Take photos and collect autographs. You just never know who you will come across during the three day.

Seminars designed to educate about important topics in the sport will be taking place throughout the weekend. And admission is free.

The very popular Aqua Duck MS Motorsports Pageant always draws a big crowd on Saturday evening. Gals interested can still enter by using the application found on the show web-site.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races. Children can enter both events by stopping at the stage area upon early arrival at the show. Big Wheels are supplied and trophies go to top performers.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

$1000 For Classic Hard-Charger with thanks to the Keyboard Racer

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is once again to have a numbers of Contingency Award partners, for everything from Hard Luck Awards, Quick Time Awards, Best Presented Car and Crew Awards as well as a Crew Chief of the Classic Award!

However one of the more mysterious partners is the Keyboard Racer who in 2020 will offer a $1000 Cash Bonus for the Hard Charger in the 40-lap Classic A-Main!

In 2019 Victorian youngster Jordyn Charge claimed the prize when he stormed from position five in the B-Main, to become the 24th Classic finalist before moving through the field to 12th!

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was none the wiser as to the Keyboard Racer’s Identity, despite having him or her on board as a Classic Contingency Award partner!

“Naturally all negotiation of the award has been done via email, so as long as the funds arrive and we can direct them to a very worthy Hard Charger after the 40-lap Classic final, then that is all that matters”, Mills said.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2020” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2020 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2020. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the 31st annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Greg Hodnett – A native of Memphis who would eventually be a card holding member of the Pennsylvania Posse, Greg racked up 286 wins in his sprint car career. He won twenty World of Outlaws and 22 All Star events in his career. The 2009 Williams Grove National Open winner was the 1993 WoO Rookie of the Year, a five time Williams Grove Speedway champion, a two-time Selinsgrove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway champion, and a five-time Pennsylvania Speedweek titlist.

Tim Shaffer – “The Steel City Outlaw” is a four-time All Star champion, the 1999 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and three-time Ohio Sprint Speedweek champ. He is fourth all-time with 66 career All Star wins and has recorded 27 with the WoO. Tim won the $150,000 2010 Knoxville Nationals and the $100,000 2018 Sprint Car World Championship in Mansfield, Ohio. Among his many other wins are two Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup titles at Lernerville.

Jeff Swindell – Jeff grew up in the racing Swindell family near Memphis and has excelled as both a driver and as an innovator and manufacturer. He was the 1981 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, and has 51 career wins with that series. Big wins have included the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit, the Eagle (NE) Nationals, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the Gold Cup in Chico, California. He also won the Knoxville 360 Nationals in 2002. The versatile driver is also a two-time winner of the famous USAC Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred. He is also an awarded manufacturer, most recently with Swindell electronic bleeders.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Walter Dyer – Walt Dyer’s famous “Brickmobile” #461 was a staple in central Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Walt racked up over 165 wins at thirteen different tracks in his career, including the Williams Grove National Open, the Tuscarora 50, the East Bay Winternationals and many more, with drivers such as Billy Stief, Paul Lotier, Lance Dewease. His last win came with Curt Michael, fittingly on 4-06-01.

Paul Leffler – Paul was both and owner and builder on his sprint cars. He fabricated almost every piece himself. He was crew chief for three USAC National Sprint Car champions, Greg Weld (’67), Tom Bigelow (’78) and his son Greg Leffler (1979). Paul has 29 USAC sprint car wins as an owner or co-owner. He had 34 more as crew chief for Sherman Armstrong’s cars from 1977-80. He built over 60 open wheel race cars during his career.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Don Lamberti – The co-founder of Casey’s General Stores has been a lifelong race fan, sponsor and supporter. With good friend Gil Sonner, Don put a car together from a scrap pile as a teenager. Don would partner with Gil to compete in 50 Knoxville Nationals, as well as many big wins across the country. Thanks to Don, Casey’s has been a huge supporter of racing, drivers, events and sanctions in the Midwest and around the country.

L. Spencer Riggs – Growing up in Indianapolis, Spencer was influenced at a young age by the greats of the sport. He used his gift of storytelling and writing to give us pieces in National Speed Sport News, Open Wheel, Circle Track, the Indianapolis Star and countless other periodicals over the years. Spencer co-write “Indy 500 Chronicles” and authored “Langhorne! No Man’s Land.” He has several awards and honors for his writing over the years.

Pre-1945

Bill Cummings – From Indianapolis, Bill grew up not far from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he would become most famous for winning the 1934 Indianapolis 500. Cummings specialized on the dirt tracks and was a consistent winner in “big cars” during the late 1920’s, before making a spectacular debut at Langhorne Speedway by winning in 1930. He then won the 100-miler that year at Syracuse, and the AAA rookie finished third in points. Nicknamed “Wild” Bill, he won the ’34 Indy 500 with his fuel conservation. He suggested they start calling him “Conservative William” afterwards.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our 72-member National Induction Committee! We are really looking forward to our 31st induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, May 30.”

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum One Sprint Capital Place Knoxville, IA 50138 Phone: 641-842-6176 Fax: 641-842-6177 E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Despite crashing out on lap 23 of the feature race in round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, Jason Kendrick is the new leader in the points championship.

Kendrick and Mitchell Wormall were battling for third position late in the race when there was contact between the two cars and both posted DNFs.

The race was declared with Callum Williamson taking the win from Andrew Priolo and Ben Van Ryt.

Kendrick was one of the drivers who waited until the round 11 deadline to play his Joker and double his feature race points for the round.

As a result he now has 1828 points, taking over the lead from Daniel Harding on 1806, Mitchell Wormall 1798, Kris Coyle 1744, Callum Williamson 1732 and Andrew Priolo 1680.

Harding was a non-finisher in the race after he wedged his car into the safety fence that saw a delicate operation to remove it before track officials promptly replaced a sheeting of mesh.

The series now takes a small break and will resume at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 8.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points top 20

Jason Kendrick 1828, Daniel Harding 1806, Mitchell Wormall 1798, Kris Coyle 1744, Callum Williamson 1732, Andrew Priolo 1680, Jamie Oldfield 1374, Trevor Jolly 1280, Ben Ellement 1184, Tom Callaghan 1182, Matthew Cross 1150, AJ Nash 1106, Jason Pryde 1078, Shaun Bradford 956, Todd Davis 874, Ben Van Ryt 842, Taylor Milling 762, Aldo De Paoli 754, Adrian Haywood 740 and Jaydee Dack 688.

 

 

A record field of stars

A record car count is set for the 10th anniversary of the Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Challenge as the countdown to Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over.
$10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books.

Last year’s winner Tim Kaeding is back to try and make it 2 out of 2. Kaeding lands in the country on
Thursday allowing him a couple of days to get comfortable in the seat. Driving for Wayne Cole the USA6
team are using the same car at the Classic but with a leased Ostrich Engines 360 slotted in. Also flying in only a day before is Shane Stewart. Stewart has been secured by Dickinson Motorsport in the Brighton Volkswagen V3 to compete in the All Star Challenge the Classic. Stewart was competing in WA over the Christmas period but flew back home for a short period. The 5 time 360 Knoxville Nationals Champ , 2 time ASCS Series National Champ, Grand Annual Classic winner just to list a few of his achievements will get to
test his skills at the little bull ring at Simpson.

2 past winners are returning to try and get their second win of the prestigious event and pick up the money of course. VIC 70 John Vogels and Matt Reed has picked up the ride of the NT7 24/7 Motorsports Team. Both Vogels and Reed are hard chargers with years of experience behind both of them; but with Vogels being the local home town favourite you will hear the applause from Colac if he wins. For the record there has never been a repeat winner of the race.

Recently crowned King of the River and reigning Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso and V29 Michael Tancredi have both been dominate this season and will be thinking of more than just the Challenge and want to
secure more points for the Series Championship battle. SA8 Terry Pitt has already picked up a series win this season is making his first trip to Simpson. V7 Paul Solomon has been fast in his 410 finishing 6th last weekend at Avalon. NT26 Tony Moule, V83 Chris Solomon and V75 Mitch Smith also ran with the 410s at Avalon last weekend allowing him to get more laps under their belts. After sitting out of his own car for a while Chad Ely makes a return in his SA22, the past series champ flew to Brisbane recently and subbed for Q59 Kevin
Pitman and is always a charger.

TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regulars Brett Milburn, Brenten Farrer, Brendan Quinn, Brayden Parr, while David Donegan, Troy Hose, Jordyn Charge , Brett Smith have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season. “What a cool honour it will be for our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Loader, Sandow to race with all of these guys. A life time experience for them.” Says Mandy Searle.

With teams travelling from 5 states of Australia and the USA and a record car count it is going to be one hell of a show. If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast.

 

 

SHARON ANNOUNCES 2020 DIVISIONAL SPONSORS; 91ST ANNIVERSARY SEASON TO BEGIN MAY 2 WITH ALL STAR SPRINTS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH January 14, 2020 With the calendar changing to 2020, Sharon Speedway is gearing up for its 91st anniversary season, which will officially get underway on May 2 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds that will follow an open practice on April 25. A tentative schedule of events has been posted on the Sharon website. Sharon has also announced it divisional sponsors for the 2020 season.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will return to present the night's headlining division, which typically features the "410" Sprint Cars in addition to four IMCA-type Modified events. There will be nine non-sanctioned "410" Sprint Car events along with the three All Star shows.

Hovis' corporate office and distribution center is located in Mercer, Pa. Hovis has locations in the following western Pa. cities: Allison Park, Butler, DuBois, Emlenton, Erie, Franklin, Grove City, Hermitage, Meadville, New Brighton, New Castle, North Huntingdon, Oil City, Titusville, Wexford, and Zelienople. For more information on Hovis, check out their website at www.hovisauto.com and "like" their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HovisAutoSupply.

Gibson Insurance Agency has been a long time supporter of the Stock Car division at Sharon. That will continue in 2020. The Stocks are on the schedule 11 times including the Penn-Ohio "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" and the "Apple Festival Nationals". Sharon continues to have the region's highest weekly Stock count. Drivers compete for $700 to-win weekly when there's 24 or more cars. Curt J. Bish is the defending track champion after capturing his inaugural crown in 2019.

Since 1947, the Gibson Agency has been providing quality insurance as a reputable family-run agency. Gibson specialize in a broad range of personal and business as well as niche markets such as home, renters, auto, life, high-net-worth, business owners, business auto, farm, commercial property, contractors and more. Gibson is based locally in Girard, Ohio; however, their coverage extends to nearby areas including Youngstown, Warren, Cortland, Hubbard, Brookfield and across the nation throughout 48 states. For more information on Gibson, check out their website www.gibsonagency.com and like their Facebook at www.facebook.com/gibsonagency.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products will remain as the presenting sponsor of the RUSH Sportsman Modified. Sharon has been the home track for the division since its inception in 2014. The division has averaged more than a full field of cars each of the past four years and only on four occasions during that time have had less than 20 cars. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be on the schedule 15 times in 2020. In addition to the Sharon point fund, racers also compete for the $3,500 to-win RUSH Weekly Championship plus new in 2020 will be the $1,000 to-win "Route 7 Rumble" presented by Wedge Motorsports, which will be a point championship between all the races at Sharon and Raceway 7. Kole Holden is the defending Sharon champion and has won the title two of the last three years.

Precise Racing Products has parts and tires for all forms of racing including Dirt, drag, asphalt, road race, kart, ATV, and MX. HTMA/Precise Racing Products has locations in Sarver, Pa. and Finksburg, Maryland. For more information, check out their website at www.preciseracing.com and like their Facebook at www.facebook.com/hoosiermidatlantic.

New for 2020, the Elite Series will be the divisional sponsor and sanction all Econo Mod races at Sharon. Elite teams will earn points towards the $2,000 Elite Modified Series Championship. The Elite Econo Mods will be on the schedule 10 times including four loyalty races with increased purses and giveaways on May 23, June 27, August 22, and September 11-12. Dustin DeMattia won the 2019 Sharon track point title over Ty Rhoades, while Rhoades captured the Elite Championship over DeMattia. For more information on the Elite Series, check out their website at www.elitemodifiedseries.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elitemodifiedseries

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

 

 

Ryan Newman at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Booth Friday!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2020 – Ryan Newman, NASCAR veteran, and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 will be signing autographs at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth on Friday at 3 p.m. The booth is located at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals trade show at the Tulsa Expo Center.

Tonight, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “31st Class” of inductees will be announced. Thursday, an auction benefiting both the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and The Parent Child Center of Tulsa will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the turn four bleachers of the Tulsa Expo Center. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Shane Carson, Jeff Swindell, JJ Yeley, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Dominic Scelzi, the Kansas City Chiefs, Work’n Woody and more.

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2019 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Stream Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2020) - Round 2 of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire arrives on Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 75 of the top race car drivers in the country will battle during the second preliminary night for the marquee midget event.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network once again has all of the action, showcasing live Pay-Per-View video from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews. The broadcast features multiple cameras, replays, driver interviews and more. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m. (Central). The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions is also on tap during Tuesday's program.

Oklahoma native Cannon McIntosh scored his first career preliminary night triumph to open the event on Monday evening. McIntosh outlasted 56 competitors with Tyler Courtney earning the runner-up result to also lock into Saturday's main event.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson headlines a talented roster of drivers set for action on Tuesday. Notable midget racers Tanner Carrick, Alex Bright, Zeb Wise and Damion Gardner along with NASCAR driver Alex Bowman are also set for competition.

The Chili Bowl live video package is only $29.99 per day.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with McCarthy Auto Group, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

Broadcast announcers during the week include Kaleb Hart, Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brandon Hahn, Scotty Cook, Brian Ward, Chris Wilner, Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals this Saturday will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Mounce Motorsports Announces New Team Alliance (MSW) for 2020

Tulsa, Ok. (Jan. 14, 2020) – Mounce Motorsports announced today that they are forming a new alliance for the 2020 season.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma based team has teamed up with Stout Motorsports, and Wilson Racing. Mounce Stout Wilson Motorsports (MSW) will field four cars at this year’s Chili Bowl and will field several midgets throughout the 2020 season.

“Mounce Motorsports is taking on a new look for 2020. We are happy to welcome back Gavin Stout, with Stout Motorsports, and happy to bring Clint Wilson, of Wilson Racing, onboard”, said Jay Mounce. “We’re really looking forward to combining all of our strengths, as we continue to grow. We will continue to provide the best quality cars for our drivers, and to all of our potential renters moving forward, into 2020.”

MSW has purchased a couple SR-11 [Stanton] midget engines, that will compete, along with their current Esslinger program.

Gavin Stout, a sprint car and midget driver from Wichita, Kansas, is happy to be back in the mix. “It all started at the end of the 2018 season, at Creek County Speedway [Sapulpa, OK]. Jay and I got together with the goal of building a competitive team to compete against the best in the business. After our first season together, we ended up in California at the season finale at Ventura [California]. We had Clint [Wilson] in one of our cars, and after the first night, he decided he wanted to be a part of what Jay and I have been building. 2020 is on track to be one of our biggest years yet.”

Clint Wilson, a sprint car driver from Chico, California, is the final piece to the puzzle. The father of four, plans to relocate to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma this spring. “I’m really looking forward to the 2020 season. MSW is a new conglomerate, starting fresh in 2020. We’ll have a host of high caliber cars and drivers.”, said Clint. “We’ll be chasing the circuit as hard as we can.”

MSW plans to announce a sprint car program, later in the year. MSW has an open seat available for 2020, [funded driver]. These plans will accommodate USAC or the POWRi points schedules. Please contact Jay Mounce (mouncemotorsports@gmail.com) for further details.

 

 

2020 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(Perris, CA, January 13, 2020) Advance tickets for all races during Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th Anniversary Season are available now. The first night of action in 2020 is less than eight weeks away.

The year will kick off on March 7th when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1. On March 14th, the PASSCAR Stock Cars and IMCA Modifieds will open their 2020 campaign. The sprint car season at the track dubbed “Sprint Car Heaven” will begin on March 28th when the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws series makes its only Southern California appearance of 2020. Joining the WoO on that night will be the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars.

Fans can purchase tickets online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. General admission tickets for the World of Outlaws are available at the same link and phone number. Reserved seats for the World of Outlaws can be obtained at the following link bit.ly/2EtVVPa.

The entire Perris Auto Speedway 2020 schedule is listed at the end of this release.

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.

2020 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 7th "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

March 14th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

March 28th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS, AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

Mud Run

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

May 30th 3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

June 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 13th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 7th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 21st PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights for 109 Strong Field

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is now just days away, with a car count currently sitting at 109, that has now been split into its qualifying nights.

Confirmation has been received for the entries of Jordyn Brazier, Victorian duo Paul Solomon and Brenten Farrer while the Northern Territories Jamie O’Neill has also lodged his entry form.

Brazier will again be at the wheel of the NS21 Maxim, with his legendary Pop Steve on the spanners along with six-time National Champion father Garry.

The team are working overtime after a nasty wreck at Sydney Speedway just last weekend to ensure that the Castrol Edge, Cobra waste Solutions, PWR Radiators, PASS Powdercoating, Vortex Wings, Weld Wheels, Blackshaw’s and Racing Optics NS21 is ready for battle.

Having made the B-Main at last years event, Paul Solomon will be back in the Austar Access Hire, Melbourne Malibu, Weldworx, Dirt X Ind, CPS Liquid Waste and Central Vic Earth Worx, Triple X Solomon Group V7.

Brenten Farrer is another of the drivers to have made the B-Main in 2019.

Farrer will drive the V34 maxim with support from Frijtek, Bradshaw Assessment, Kart Magic, Ayross, BF Car Carriers and TruTest, while Jamie O’Neil will make the long haul from the Darwin suburb of Berrimah to represent his partners, Repco Pinelands, Triple X, Austec Irrigation and Atlantic Oils, while also acknowledging the support of his wife Amy!

The 109th entry, remains open with the J&S Drilling team having entered the W60 car with a driver to be confirmed.

The qualifying nights have now also been assembled, with Night One set to roll out and include four previous Classic Champions, with Saturday set to be represented by five different Classic winners, with a grand total of ten Crowns between them!

The 10 strong American Contingent is split evenly across both Friday and Saturday night, while a total of 14 Australian Championship wins will be represented, with Friday containing three different Aussie Champions, with four wins between them, while Saturday also has three Australian Champions slated to greet the starter on night two, with an amazing ten Championships amongst them.

When it comes to World Series Sprintcars Champions, Friday will have two Series Champions amongst the 55 strong field, while Saturday’s 54 car field will feature three National Touring Series winners.

No matter which way you look at it, from this far out, it is most definitely going to be a hard fought Classic, with picking a likely winner a very tough job, with arguments and cases to be put forward for any number of the 109 entries.

Night One Qualifiers

CAR DRIVER
A1 Andrew Scheuerle
2D Ben Atkinson
V3 Shane Stewart
Q5 Cody Maroske
VA6 Tim Kaeding
Q7 Robbie Farr
V8 Bobby Daly
N10 Luke Stirton
W11 Jason Kendrick
S13 Brock Hallett
S14 Brendan Quinn
W14 Jason Pryde
S15 Aidan Hall
Q17 Luke Oldfield
W17 James McFadden
N20 Troy Little
S20 Glen Sutherland
V20 Brayden Cooley
VA21 Shaun Dobson
T22 Jock Goodyer
VA22 Leigh Mugavin
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
NT26 Tony Moule
V27 Ross Jarred
VA27 Scott Bogucki
V28 Andrew Hughes
V32 Stephen Spark
V34 Brenten Farrer
V39 Brett Smith
V40 Rusty Hickman
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
N48 Jackson Delamont
V50 Darren Clarke
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
W53 Ben Ellement
V57 Troy Hose
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
W60 TBA
T62 Tate Frost
V64 David Aldersley
N65 Mitchell Gee
V68 Brett Milburn
USA71 Gio Scelzi
Q78 Andrew Corbet
S81 Luke Dillon
VA81 Rhys Baxter
VA82 Mathew O'Shannassy
N89 Brayden Willmington
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Buddy Kofoid
V98 Peter Doukas
USA99 Kyle Larson

Night Two Qualifiers

CAR DRIVER
S2 Craig Van Der Stelt
T2 Scott Bissett
V2 Domain Ramsay
W2 Kerry Madsen
NS4 Ian Madsen
S4 Lisa Walker
USA4 Kalib Henry
VA4 Carly Walsh
NQ5 Danny Reidy
T7 Tim Hutchins
V7 Paul Solomon
VA12 Mark Carlin
N16 Daniel Sayre
V17 Dennis Jones
S19 Tim Shaffer
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
NT24 Jamie O'Neil
W26 Cory Eliason
S27 Daniel Pestka
VA29 Terry Rankin
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
S37 Terry Kelly
V37 Grant Anderson
N40 Chris McInerney
S45 Jake Tranter
T45 Kurt Luttrell
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
V48 Adam King
V49 Ricky Clarke
VA51 Robert Nicholas
N53 Jessie Attard
USA55 McKenna Haase
V55 Brooke Tatnell
V56 James Aranyosi
N57 Matt Dumesny
S63 Ryan Jones
V70 John Vogels
V72 Jacob Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
VA75 David Donegan
V77 Brayden Parr
S78 Keke Falland
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
Q83 Steven Lines
Q88 Ryan McNamara
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V90 Corey McCullagh
N92 Sammy Walsh
N99 Carson Macedo

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA MAKES MIDGET DEBUT AT THIS WEEK’S CHILI BOWL

(Chino, CA, January 12, 2020) 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, Eddie Tafoya Jr. of Chino Hills, California, will make his midget racing debut this week at the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The talented driver will be competing in one of the five preliminary nights (Monday through Friday) and will then come back for Saturday’s finale.

For his initial foray into midget racing at the Chili Bowl, Tafoya, 22, will be wheeling the Specialty Fasteners FSC/Esslinger #37 owned by Missouri’s A.J. Felker.

Tafoya, a talented racer who in addition to racing sprint cars has shined in off-road, motocross and shifter kart racing, has chosen the biggest stage to make his midget racing debut. As this piece went to press, 357 drivers from 40 states and six countries have entered the prestigious competition. Joining Tafoya in the race will be drivers from several disciplines of racing including NASCAR, Indy Cars, NHRA, and Off-Road Racing. They are all there with one thing in common and that is to win the coveted Golden Driller winner’s trophy.
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Eddie Tafoya Jr. (right) is making his debut at the Chili Bowl in Oklahoma this week.
He is pictured here with his father, Eddie Sr., at Perris Auto Speedway. Doug Allen Photo.

Fresh off a 2018 championship in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Series, the second-generation driver graduated to the big-time with 410 sprint cars in the USAC/CRA Series in 2020. The up and coming star turned a lot of heads with an early-season sixth-place finish at the Bakersfield Speedway in May. From that point on, his smooth driving and consistency garnered a lot of attention on his drive to the Rookie of the Year Award. Late in the season, he put the finishing touches on the award with a seventh-place finish at Perris Auto Speedway.

Tafoya put an exclamation point on his rookie campaign when he qualified for the final of the 52nd Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on November 16th. The field of cars for that event consisted of the best from the USAC National, USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

The 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will take place on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The 448,000 square foot structure is one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world. Fans who cannot attend but who would like to watch Eddie Tafoya Jr. in action can watch all six nights via pay per view on the Racin Boys Network http://www.racinboys.com/). In addition, Saturday’s finale will be available live to millions around the world on MAVTV.

After the Chili Bowl, Tafoya will be back in action in his sophomore season in the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at the season-opening race at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park on March 6th and 7th. Three weeks later he will be at the 25th Sprint Car season opener at Perris Auto Speedway on March 28th.

Tafoya would like to thank the following sponsors for backing him in last year’s run to the Rookie of the Year Crown. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance and Sprint Car Driving Experience.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

Donny Schatz will begin Chili Bowl run with Friday night preliminary effort

Schatz and Tony Stewart to be featured in Q&A at Ford Performance display within Chili Bowl trade show

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 13, 2020) - For the third time in his career, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and Fargo, North Dakota-native Donny Schatz will enter the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The six-day program, which will feature roughly 350 competitors derived from all disciplines of auto racing, will kick-off, officially, with preliminary competition today - Monday, January 13.

Helping narrow the field to Saturday’s A-main lineup, preliminary competition will extend through Friday, January 17, as each competitor will enter one of the five designated preliminary programs, each of which allotting positions for Saturday’s 55-lap finale. Schatz, who will pilot the Sage Fruit/No. 15 entry for Mark Cooper of Spike Chassis and Mike Curb of Curb-Agajanian Racing during his 2020 Chili Bowl attempt, will be a part of Friday’s preliminary display, attempting to earn a spot in Saturday’s showstopper for the first time in his career.

The top-two A-main finishers from each of the respective qualifying nights will solidify themselves into Saturday’s main event. All competitors who do not finish in the top-two will be forced to compete in one of the respective consolation mains scheduled for Saturday morning, afternoon and evening. The final four qualifiers, with the first 20 locked-in after five nights of preliminary action, will come from Saturday’s B-mains.

Schatz made his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals start in 2017 under the command of a Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR) entry, finishing seventh in the first B-main on the final night, just one spot short of transferring into the 55-lap finale. In 2018, Schatz returned to Tulsa where he was relegated to a seventh-place finish in the second D-main on Saturday night following a disappointing DNF in his preliminary A-main.

Prior to his Chili Bowl attempt, Donny Schatz, along with three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team owner, Tony Stewart, will participate in a live Q&A at the Ford Performance display within the Chili Bowl vendor area on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m. Immediately following the live Q&A, Tony Stewart will take part in an autograph session at his personal apparel trailer.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 34th running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on January 13-18 should visit the event live on the Web at www.chilibowl.com.

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit www.spikechassis.com.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit www.curb.com.

For more information regarding the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

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

Follow Schatz on Twitter @DonnySchatz and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15. Follow Spike Chassis on Facebook and www.facebook.com/spikechassis. Follow Tony Stewart Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Instagram and Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg and @tonystewart_rcg. Follow Sage Fruit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit and on Twitter at @SageFruit and on Instagram at @sage_fruit. Follow Curb on Facebook at www.facebook.com/curb and on Twitter and Instagram at @CurbRecords and @curbrecords.

 

 

McKenna Makes It Ten as Noms Flow In

Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, a mere 37 miles from Knoxville Raceway, it is little wonder that Speedway has become the long-held passion of McKenna Haase, with the now resident of Indianapolis set to tick another item off the bucket list by contesting the 48th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Haase will be a part of a field that has again eclipsed the 100-entry mark as the first ever female Sprintcar Feature race winner at Knoxville Raceway makes the trek to Warrnambool for Sydney based car owners Matt and Sharmaine Thomas.

Having had her first taste of 410 Sprintcar action recently as a part of Sydney Speedweek, Haase has been a regular at Knoxville Raceway in both 305 and 360ci Sprintcar competition.

With the support of Western Sydney Mechanical, Flair Dancewear, ProLube Lubricants, Thomas Fibre Glass, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Autojet, Haase will drive the USA 55 entry at Sungold Stadium.

Haase’s entry brings the number of American entrants to Ten for the 2020 edition of the Classic.

The General Jack Lee is another crowd favorite to add his name to the long list of entrants for the three-day Classic event.

Lee who returned from injury at Max’s Race in December has been in great form since and will be looking for a strong run through his qualifying night to ensure he gives himself every chance of making the 24-car field for the Classic finale on Sunday night.

The V25 Maxim will be powered by a Rider Race Engines powerplant and will be adorned with the support of Lee Contracting, Lilley’s Lane Quarries, Roadside Mowing, Keayang Farms, LPS, Webber & Chivell Fertilisers, Chris Smith Concreting, Maxim Racing and Rider Race Engines.

The General finished the 2019 Classic with a 6th placed run in B-Main 1, narrowly missing the transfer to the A-Main.

Also narrowly missing the Classic feature in 2019 was South Australian driver Keke Falland.

Falland drives the S78 Cool Chassis, somewhat uniquely with a Ford engine between the down tubes.

Rivergraphics, Ronco Motors, New Holland, Southern Contracting Group, C.A. Hampel Partners, J, K and B Hampel, H & R Petch, Ken’s Exhausts, Bluey’s Crash Repairs, Cool Chassis ad Steven Falland Electrical will also be along for the ride whenever the Keke hits the track.

Cobden’s Rhys Baxter finished 15th in C-Main 1 in 2019 and he, like everyone in the field, will be looking to improve on that.

The VA81 is a strikingly good-looking car when on track and will come to Warrnambool with the support of Kevin’s Transport, Webber and Chivell Fertilisers, Cooriemungle Contracting, ProSide Select, Ultra Engineering, Prossers Paint and Panel, Rhim Clean’n’ and K & M Baxter Home Improvements.

Brett Smith will make a return to the Classic after an hiatus of a couple of seasons aboard his familiar V39 entry with support from Garry Rodgers Motorsport and Battery Stop while in some late breaking news Lachlan McHugh will now contest the Classic in his family backed Q23 entry with the support of SEDL Civil Contractors, IWS Haulage, Volvo Commercial Vehicles, Dondex Sheds, Right Price Auto Parts and Global Lubricants.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

ARDCMIDGET.COM

FACEBOOK: American Racing Drivers Club - ARDC

TWITTER: ARDC Midgets

In 1939 a racing visionary by the name of Bill Schindler saw the need for more organization in the sport of midget auto racing. Schindler, along with others formed the American Racing Drivers Club or as they became more commonly known as ARDC.

On Friday, May 1st the Mighty Midgets of ARDC returns to the 3/8th mile Big Diamond Speedway. The high banked, multi groove surface of the Coal Region track has produced high speed side by side action for several years.

Lincoln Speedway is on the schedule for the following weekend, May 9th and will host a second race on July 18th.On May 9th the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars will also be on the card for the York County Racing Club night. July 18th the Midgets be will be joined by the 410 Sprint Cars and Super Sportsmen.

ARDC will return to Grandview Speedway, sandwiched between the Lincoln dates, along with the Modifieds and the Sportsmen on June 20th. The high banked 1/3 mile was the last Speedway in Pennsylvania to host the Midgets on a regular basis.

"We are beyond excited to get the wingless Midgets back on the local speedways to show fans our exciting brand of racing." Organizer Shannon Mausteller said. "We currently have the four dates lined up for 2020, with hopefully more to come for 2021."

"With a focus on sprint car and modified tracks expect to see one of the big car drivers strap into a Midget as Steve Buckwalter, did for the win, last May at Lincoln."

"The driver roster is not set other than to say you can expect to see many of your favorite drivers testing their meddle." Mausteller continued.

View the complete schedule as well as all breaking news at ardcmidget.com and visit us on Facebook at American Racing Drivers Club - ARDC and Twitter at ARDC Midgets.

If you are interested in being a marketing partner contact Shannon Mausteller at 570-441-4692.

ARDC 2020 Schedule:

Friday May 1st; Big Diamond Speedway

Saturday May 9th; Lincoln Speedway

Saturday June 20th; Grandview Speedway

Saturday July 18th; Lincoln Speedway

Track Websites:

Big Diamond Speedway bigdspeedway.net/

Grandview Speedway grandviewspeedway.com

Lincoln Speedway lincolnspeedway.com

 

 

Smiley's LARGEST EVENT EVER: Pre-Season Sale, Industry Trade Show & Racer's Swap Meet Now SAME DAY!

Mesquite, TX 1/9/2020. Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Racer’s Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s the biggest Smiley’s Racing event ever!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help customers “gear up” for the 2020 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

Let’s jump right in! Here’s the top-line information on all event happenings.

Annual Racer’s Swap Meet:

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Racer’s Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at the 103 Gross Road Mesquite, TX store parking area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $35.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed – and to purchase needed parts inside the store at the best pricing of the season! This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get to Smiley’s Racing early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch and Product Giveaways:

On Saturday, February 1st, a FREE Lunch will be provided and there will be A LOT of PRIZE DRAWINGS for people shopping at the sale! And, by shopping at the Mesquite store you’ll earn the opportunity to win Product Giveaways or Gift Cards. The more you spend…the better your chances are to WIN!

Major Racing Industry Vendor Reps On-Site:

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 31st from noon-4pm and Saturday, February 1st from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to visit with them and check out their new product offerings! (A vendor listing will be published as the event date draws nearer.)

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year:

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Racing Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only, $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears). Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in Smiley’s Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

5 Day Only Website Sale:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Monday, February 3, 2020 at www.SmileysRacing.com or by phoning during those sales days at 1-866-959-7223

Mesquite, TX Flagship Store Sale:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 … 9am – 6pm

Friday, January 31, 2020 … 9am – 4pm

Saturday, February 1, 2020 … 9am – 2pm

103 Gross Road Mesquite, TX 75149 (972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY:

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, Roux, Simpson and G-Force

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 plus receive the advertised Sale Discounts (free shipping exclusions may apply to over-sized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods).

10% OFF SALE at All Other Smiley’s Store Locations:

Friday, January 24, 2020 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 25, 2020 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY (at all below locations)

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location

700 West Kennedale Parkway Kennedale, TX 76060 or by phoning (817) 572-7467

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Houston, TX Store Location

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

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Oklahoma City, OK Store Location

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

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Sherman, TX Store Location

19053 US Highway 82 West

Sherman, TX 75092

(903) 891-8300

Follow Smiley’s Racing on Facebook @SmileysRacing and join them on Facebook for up-to-date event details and more on product giveaways!

DON’T MISS OUT on all of the great savings at all of the Smiley’s Racing Products locations and the SUPER SATURDAY Pre-Season Sale combined with the Racer’s Swap Meet & Racing Vendor Industry Trade Show all on one SUPER SATURDAY – February 1st at the flagship location of Smiley’s Racing Products, 103 Gross Road Mesquite, Texas!

 

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Stream Begins Monday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2020) - Practice is underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 350 of the top race car drivers in the world converge this week to duke it out for the Golden Driller.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off five consecutive nights of preliminary action on Monday evening prior to Saturday's finale. Each preliminary night is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (Central) with hot laps.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will air the wheel-to-wheel action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews throughout the preliminary nights and leading up to the running of the C Mains on Saturday. The broadcasts feature multiple cameras, replays and more.

Monday's preliminary night features midget aces Michael Pickens, Zach Daum, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tyler Courtney and Brady Bacon along with NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe to name a few.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

The Jan. 18 finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Dover Driving for Washburn at Chili Bowl Nationals for Second Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Jan. 13, 2020) - Jack Dover is confident heading into his third career attempt at the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Dover will be driving for Randy Washburn at the marquee midget event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week. The team's preliminary night is Thursday.

"Last year we improved throughout the Chili Bowl and I felt like Saturday was our best day," Dover said. "We made a lot of progress and I felt a lot more comfortable each time we hit the track so hopefully we can start this year's Chili Bowl where we left off last year."

The 2019 edition ended with Dover maneuvering from fifth to third place in an F Main and from 18th to 12th in an E Main to finish in the top half of the field of approximately 350 competitors. A similar car count is on tap this year as Dover makes his second straight start with the team and third overall at the event.

"I don't have much experience racing a midget, but I felt like I adapted to it really quickly last year," said Dover, whose primary division of racing is winged sprint cars. "Randy and the team do a great job so I'm confident entering the Chili Bowl that we can have a good week.

"The most important thing is that we have fun. We want the week to be a good time as well as to learn as much as we can and to improve. We did all those things last year and I'm looking forward to the same thing this week."

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, 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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

INDY JANKOWIAK, RYAN FLORES & ERICK RUDOLPH, LAST THREE ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLER’S CLASSIC TQ WINNERS, SEEK REPEAT WINS FOR 2020

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 12, 2020 . . . When the Indoor Auto Racing VP Series storms into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 18th running of the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend on Friday and Saturday January 31 and February 1, Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph, the last three winners of the headline Gambler’s Classic TQ (Three Quarter) Midget races in the building, will have the same agenda in mind: win!

Rudolph, of Ramsomville, NY, and Flores of Huntersville, NC., have already tasted victory in the BELFOR Property Restoration TQ Midget ‘Concrete Series’ by scoring wins earlier this month inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center. Unfortunately for both, neither winner finished the race he didn’t win.

Jankowiak, of the Buffalo, NY suburb of North Tonawanda, was shut out of Allentown victory lane despite leading 30 of the 40 laps of the Saturday race won by Flores. Contact between the two has set off a bit of a north-south rivalry.

‘Andy J’ still savors his 2019 Gambler’s Classic win as the highlight of his driving career and he wants nothing more to do it again.

“Every year I try hard to win this race. Early in the race, someone hit me into the infield and I dropped back to about tenth. I had to calm myself down after that. You try to do everything right to give yourself the best chance to win here. That one was by far the highlight of my career,” Jankowiak said in his post-race remarks.

Jankowiak passed three-time Atlantic City winner Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa.

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race in 2019, Rudolph took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph, the series leading winner and defending champion, then drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth.

Jankowiak, Flores and Rudolph all come to Atlantic City as pre-race favorites. But more threats for the Gambler’s Classic emerged from the Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels events in the persons of Matt Janisch, Ryan Bartlett, and Tim Buckwalter.

Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, had Allentown finishes of third and seventh and comes to Atlantic City as the points leader, a position he relishes in his quest for his first title.

Bartlett of Watertown, NY, and Buckwalter of Royersford, PA., joined Janisch as top ten feature finishers in the pair of Allentown races sponsored by Ironton Telephone. Bartlett’s races, the best of his Indoor career, came behind the wheel of a car to new him, formerly owned by Lenny and Donna Boyd.

Buckwalter, driving a car that is a mate to Rudolph’s proven winner, was running second late in the Saturday race won by Flores when he was spun.

Janisch leads Bartlett in the TQ points heading into Atlantic City by ten points. Allentown Opener winner Rudolph is third, 17 markers out of first and Briggs Danner is fourth, 20 points out of the lead. Jankiowiak completes the top five, 24 points out of first.

Jeremy Haudricourt, Shawn Nye, Buckwalter, Flores and Anthony Payne are sixth through tenth.

The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past.

Dylan Hoch and Tyler Brown, winners of the Allentown Indoor opening races in Slingshot and Champ Kart action, are atop their point standings heading into Atlantic City.

Danny Buccafusca is the reigning Atlantic City Indoor Slingshot race winner and Doug Stearly was the 2019 Champ Kart Atlantic City race winner. Both are entered in this year’s races.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:30.

Following the “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City, a special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

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.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on the indoorautoracingseries.com website and the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

WAYNE JOHNSON TO MAKE WORLD OF OUTLAW TOUR DEBUT


INDIANAPOLIS, IN- JANUARY 10, 2020- Todd Carlile, owner of TwoC racing along with driver Wayne Johnson are proud to announce they will be competing full-time with the World of Outlaws (WoO) in 2020. This will be Johnson’s first full-time on the tour. For the last 10 years, Johnson has been competing mainly with the ASCS in a 360 and running a handful of 410 races as well. “We stepped away from ASCS 360 racing and went and raced with the WoO about half of the year last year and realized that if we want to be the best and build the team up for the future, the WoO tour is where we need to be,” Johnson said. Car owner Todd Carlile stated, “We have been wanting to go full time racing with the World of Outlaws and we ultimately decided that now
was the right opportunity.”

Johnson and Carlile have known one another for over 25 years. Coming off an injury in 2010, Johnson spoke to Todd and his wife Kelly about wanting to start a team, and they joined forces in 2012. In 2016 Carlile took over as the car owner and Johnson became solely just a driver again.

Johnson and the TwoC team will be competing for the 2020 Rookie of the Year honors with the World of Outlaws. “I decided if I don’t do this now, I’ll regret that I never did,” Johnson said of running with the WoO. “This last year I’ve really focused on my health and feel like I’m probably in the best shape of my life at 48 and ready to take on the challenge.”

Johnson and TwoC Racing would like to thank the sponsors who have also helped make this season possible: Outlaw Wings, Select Coatings, Total Trucking, TLC Express Car Wash, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schure Built Suspensions, Hoosier Tire, Simpson Race Products, Maxim Racing Inc., Fisher Racing Engines, Car & Fleet Parts, Canyon Apparel.

In addition, they are currently interviewing for the crew chief position. The
car chief is Conner Nelson and the mechanic is Kenny Nolan.

Stay up to date with TwoC Racing by following them on Twitter @TwoCRacing
and Facebook at TwoC Racing.
Keep up with Wayne Johnson on his social channels, Twitter @WJR77x, and Facebook at Wayne Johnson Racing.

 

 

Lucas Oil is Title Sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints for 12th Consecutive Season.

SYRACUSE, NY – In what has now become the 12th consecutive year, Lucas Oil Products Inc. from Corona, California has returned to be the series sponsor for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Lucas Oil has not only become a major backer for the sprint car organization that is running it’s 37th Anniversary Tour but has become family.

“Lucas Oil not only brings us a big boost in our annual point fund, but they have help support us in so many other ways,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller, “We are very fortunate to have the Lucas name attached to our tour for so many years.”

With a big help from Lucas Oil, at the annual awards banquet, over 20 teams shared in a $50,000 cash point fund and also brought home over $3,000 in Lucas Oil Products. 2019 champion Paulie Colagiovanni took home just shy of $9,000 in cash.

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.

The Lucas success story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. This single formula for success will continue to guide Lucas Oil Products as it grows in the years to come. For all your information you can log on too www.lucasoil.com follow on Facebook @OfficialLucasOil and @LucasOil on Twitter.

With a big help from Lucas Oil, at the annual awards banquet, over 20 teams shared in a $50,000 cash point fund and also brought home over $3,000 in Lucas Oil Products. 2019 champion Paulie Colagiovanni took home just shy of $9,000 in cash.

Colagiovanni made history by being the youngest champion in the 36-year history of the club and he did so with some of the very best 360 drivers in the Northeast and Canada behind with names like Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney, Billy VanInwegen and others.

The 2020 version of the Lucas Oil ESS schedule was released once again on New Year’s Day and will start it’s point season at the Fulton Speedway on April 24th and this year’s champion will be crowned on Sat. Sept. 12th at the Can-Am Speedway.

Last year 12 different drivers visited victory lane with VanInwegen, Jonathan Preston and Josh Pieniazek picking up their first career ESS A-Main victories. Fans can expect much of the exciting action at each event and who will be the next name to enter into the all-time ESS win column for the very first time.

Lucas Oil and the Empire Super Sprints, a partnership that has now entered a dozen years!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

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

 

 

Travis Berryhill & Morris Motorsports Partner For 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals
Maxivation Digital Marketing

(Tulsa, OK) - Travis Berryhill is proud to announce he will return to Tulsa, Oklahoma and compete in the 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, starting Monday morning, January 13th, with practice. Berryhill will enter his third decade of Chili Bowl competition, highlighted by a 2017 Qualifying Preliminary Night victory and a solid top fifteen feature outing, an underdog Tulsa story that still comes up in the top Chili Bowl moments in history.

This season, Berryhill will team-up with long-time team, Morris Motorsports, after a handful of years competing in a Manic Racing entry. Travis will pilot the Morris No. 27D Spike Chassis, looking to rekindle some of his past successes in the event and build on a strong 2019 sprint car season. During the 2019 sprint car campaign, Berryhill was able to score two feature victories, along with a number of top-five and ten results, topped off with a runner-up track championship finish at Lincoln Park Speedway, in Putnamville, Indiana. With the momentum of these results, along with the confidence of Chili Bowl Midget National finishes of the past, Travis is geared up and ready to compete.

"I am very fortunate and looking forward to driving for Morris Racing," Berryhill said. "Anytime a car owner gives you an opportunity, it's something to be thankful for and not taken for granted. We all work our butts off every year in one way or another to make this happen and I appreciate the confidence the Morris family has put in me and I hope to take advantage of it. I know there might be some better drivers out there but I want to win just as bad as anyone. Sponsors, friends, and family all make it happen and to come race at my favorite race of the year in front of some incredible fans is badass.

Travis Berryhill and Morris Motorsports will begin their week in Tulsa with practice sessions Monday morning, as mentioned before, ahead of their preliminary night, which will take place on Thursday as part of John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. Morris and Berryhill's performance on Thursday will dictate their fate going into the weekend, which will begin on Saturday morning, with alphabet-style features, leading up to the 55-lap, 34th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, that evening.

The biggest event on the dirt track racing calendar can be streamed all week-long via the RacinBoys Broadcast Network (www.racinboys.com/events), with MAVTV taking over with the broadcast telecast of the final number of alphabet features and main event coverage featured on Live TV in front of a national audience with roughly 2 million viewers tuning in.

34th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Schedule:
Monday (Jan. 13th): Practice Sessions/Cummins, Inc. Qualifying Night
Tuesday (Jan. 14th): Warren CAT Qualifying Night/ 11th annual VIROC
Wednesday (Jan. 15th): Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday (Jan. 16th): John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night (#TBR27D)
Friday (Jan. 17th): Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday (Jan. 18th): Alphabet Soup Features/55-Lap 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals Main Event

TBR Sponsorship Partners:
Special Thanks to Event Primary Partners
Timebomb Kustoms
Red Line Oil
Hinchman Indy
CP Carrillo
K&N Filters
Schoenfeld Headers
Trend Performance
PXP Racewear
Rodend Supply
Leading Edge Composites
The Joie of Seating

TBR Media:
www.travisberryhill.com
Facebook: @tbspeed11
Twitter: @tbspeed11
Instagram @tbspeed11

 

 

Aussie Champ, McCullagh and Co Take Aim at the Classic

The 2019 Australian Sprintcar Champion Andrew Scheuerle has this afternoon confirmed he will contest his first Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic since 2016 as he prepares for a whirlwind trip south to contest the Classic and defend his National Championship at Latrobe a week later.

Since claiming the Australian Sprintcar Championship, when he led home James McFadden and Jamie Veal at Archerfield Speedway, Scheuerle has been on somewhat of a whirlwind ride, that even included an impromptu American campaign that took in the Knoxville Nationals.

Throughout the 2019-20 season thus far, Scheuerle has been a regular at both Archerfield and Toowoomba with some cameo appearances at Sydney Speedway as well.

The beautifully presented A1 J&J will be powered by a KRE Race Engines Power Plant will hit the track at Sungold Stadium with the support of Long Time supporters The Ausdeck Group, Castrol Australia, P1 Performance Racegear, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, KRE Race Engines, Marlin 4 Miles and J&J Auto Racing.

The 2018 Classic Champion, Corey McCullagh, will be looking to put a nightmare 2019 campaign behind him after a tyre issue in his opening heat race last January put paid to his weekend and left him with an injured wrist.

To that point McCullagh had been clinical in what was his Classic Title defense, having timed well and also having looked strong in his heat race up until the incident that curtailed his weekend.

Being back in his own car in recent times, McCullagh will be searching to recapture the car speed that saw him burst onto the National scene for his team and his partners including South West Conveyancing, Owenbuilt Homes, Owentruss, TAG Plaster, Warrnambool RV and Caravan Centre, PSH Electrical, GGS Bathroom Solutions and RA Slater Family.

McCullagh is one of nine Classic Champions currently entered for the 48th running of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.


Another of the drivers to have made the A-Main in 2019 was South Australian hard charger Ryan Jones.

Jones has spent the best part of the season campaigning between Murray Bridge and Sydney Speedway but will return to Sungold Stadium for the another shot at the Classic, having finished 24th in 2019.

Jones will campaign a Triple X Chassis with support from Murray Machining and Sheds and Rivercity Sheds as the multi-time National 360 Sprintcar Champion embarks on his Classic run.

Portland Speedster Adam King is another of the drivers who is returning to the Classic field having missed the 2019 edition of the event.

King will be at the wheel of the Port City Engines, Allstar Graphics, TriTech Lubricants and Superior Bearing Supply Triple X.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

Russell Motorsports Inc. releases diverse schedule for the Placerville Speedway in 2020

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 9, 2020…Set to enter year five under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming 55th season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

The 2020 season fires-off with the return of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network during the “Gold Strike Stampede” on Saturday March 7th. The ASCS National Tour last visited Placerville Speedway in 2012 and should be a great way to open the year with the best of California looking to take the top prize from the travelers.

A total of 16 weekly championship point races will be held throughout the season, with points paying divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Last season saw Andy Forsberg, Ray Trimble, Nick Baldwin and Ryan Murphy bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open on March 21st and concludes on September 19th.

The popular “Marcel Cassulo Classic” featuring both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series returns on Saturday June 6th. The top drivers in Winged 410 and Winged 360 Sprint Car racing from around the Golden State will all grace the red clay in one huge evening of competition.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will also open their fourth season of action at Placerville Speedway during the “Spring Fever Frenzy” on Saturday March 28th, while the King of the West-NARC Series returns to the track for the “Gold Country Showdown” during a special Wednesday showcase on August 26th.

Continuing to gain steam the fourth annual “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” returns once again with a slight twist, as it moves to a Summer date on Friday and Saturday June 26th and 27th. Non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the two-night card with more details to follow as the event gets closer. The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association will also be in action each night at the shootout, guaranteeing a pit area full of race cars.

For the first time the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will invade the bullring for a pair of events, with those occurring on July 11th and October 10th. Both shows will also be paired with the USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites, giving Nor-Cal fans a full night of traditional Sprint Car and Midget action. The Placerville fan base will also enjoy a trio of visits by the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and a pair of non-sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprint events throughout the season.

The traveling IMCA All-Star Modified Tour will also make an appearance at Placerville Speedway on Saturday April 25th for the annual “Tilford Tribute.” Also competing at the Tilford this year will be IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks.

One of the more anticipated events of the season will be the second annual Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” in November. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and USAC Western States Midgets will tackle the speedway for what is scheduled to be three exciting nights of competition, while the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets round out the bill. Confirmation of the exact dates will be out ASAP.

Among the other special events that highlight the schedule include the 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on March 21st, Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night on June 13th, the annual Freedom Fireworks showcase on Independence Day, the 15th annual Mark Forni Classic on July 18th, Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night on July 25th, Legends Night on August 8th, the Carnett Clash on August 15th and the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour on September 25th and 26th.

A test and tune will be held on Saturday March 14th with the pit gate opening at noon. Cars will have track time from 2pm-6pm and the grandstands will be closed to the public. The annual championship awards banquet will occur on Saturday December 12th.

Placerville Speedway season passes are available, include a reserved seat and feature an extensive savings as opposed to purchasing each week. A season ticket is good for 23 total events, excluding the ASCS National show, the El Dorado County Fair, Monster Trucks and the Hangtown 100. An adult season pass can be purchased for $330 or with a parking pass for $445. When breaking down the season pass savings, you can take in the action for under $15 a night. Passes are also available for seniors, military, juniors and children. Season passes will be available at www.placervillespeedway.com

We are pleased to have returning sponsors confirmed for 2020 including Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships and Hoosier Racing Tires, along with new partners Pure Crop 1 and Hangtown Gun Range. Negotiations are currently taking place with several additional companies and will be announced in the future.

Join over 13,000 followers of the track on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find us on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Placerville Speedway 2020 Schedule
Celebrating 55 years of Grassroots Racing

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede
Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | First Responders Night
Saturday April 11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Red Hawk Casino Night
Saturday April 25: IMCA All-Star Modified Tour, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

Saturday May 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless 600 Micros and Vintage Hard Tops | Coors Light Night
Saturday May 9: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mother’s Day Madness
Saturday May 30: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Dads and Grads Night

Saturday June 6: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Marcel Cassulo Classic
Saturday June 13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night

Friday June 19: El Dorado County Fair | Mutton Bustin’ and Rodeo
Saturday June 20: El Dorado County Fair | Wheelbarrow Races
Sunday June 21: El Dorado County Fair | Rubicon Rock Crawl

Friday June 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday June 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
Saturday July 11: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Gold Dust Fever
Saturday July 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | 15th annual Mark Forni Classic
Saturday July 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars and Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | Legends Night
Saturday August 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Carnett Clash
Wednesday August 26: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Gold Country Showdown
Saturday August 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Big Trophy Night

Saturday September 19: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night/ Championship Finale
Friday September 25: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour
Saturday September 26: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour

Saturday October 10: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites | Prospector Pandemonium

TBA November: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
TBA November: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100
TBA November: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and NW Focus Midgets | Hangtown 100

Saturday December 12: Night of Champions Awards Banquet

 

 

Placerville Speedway

The Placerville Speedway is pleased to welcome PureCrop1 as a presenting sponsor of the five Wingless Spec Sprint events that will be contested at the quarter-mile this coming season. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue will host a trio of Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sanctioned shows, along with a pair of non-sanctioned Spec Sprint races.

“We are happy to have Ray Drysdale and PureCrop1 come on board as presenting sponsor of our Wingless Spec Sprint races this year,” said Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “We feel as if the fans will get a lot of variety this season and look forward to holding five shows for Spec Sprints with support from PureCrop1 in 2020.”

PureCrop1 is a rapidly growing organic crop science formulation serving the premium fruits, vegetable and agriculture industry. PureCrop1 is also completely safe to use at home around children and pets. The company views dirt track motorsports as a great way to build the PureCrop1 brand and at the same time help build the awareness of dirt track motorsports. For more information about PureCrop1 please visit their website at https://purecrop1.com/index.html

Wingless Spec Sprint events at Placerville Speedway in 2020

Saturday April 4: Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | First Responders Night
Saturday May 30: Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Dads and Grads Night
Saturday July 18: Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | 15th annual Mark Forni Classic
Saturday August 8: Non-Sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprints | Legends Night
Wednesday August 26: Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Gold Country Showdown

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Announces Exciting 2020 Schedule with New Venues!

Oberlin, Kansas – January 6, 2020 - Officials with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing have released their 2020 race schedule that consists of twenty-eight races at fourteen different race tracks in four different states.

The tours’ fifteenth consecutive season will kick off at Rod Bencken’s Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas on Thursday – Saturday night, March 26-28 with the Thursday night set for practice night. The track will again host the series on Saturday and Sunday night, July 11-12.

First Saturday night in April the tour will make their first of five appearances at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, April 4. The end of April will venture the tour into uncharted waters as a pair of West Texas events are slated. First will be held on Friday night, April 24, at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock before making to trip north to Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.

On Friday night May 29th they will return to Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney, Kansas before a stop at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kansas on Saturday night, May 30.

Once again part of the annual Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Nationals highlights the middle portion of June (18-20) and one of the premier events on the season schedule. The tours’ annual trip to El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado takes place the following week on Saturday night, June 27.

Independence Day weekend kicks off atop the famed Belleville High Banks Speedway on Friday night, July 3, before yet another inaugural event, this coming at Jefferson County Raceway in Fairbury, Nebraska for their first sprint car race ever held at their facility.

The afore mentioned RPM Speedway is set for June 11-12 before the final appearance in the state of Colorado takes place on Friday night, July 17. Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kansas will host their annual two-night series event on Saturday and Sunday night, July 25-26.

The 3rd third annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals is yet another highlight on the season schedule and is set for Thursday through Saturday night, July 30-August 1.

Friday and Saturday, August 14 & 15 will be the Annual Bob Salem Memorial race at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, KS.

Once again the tour will take off the weekend of September 4-6 for the annual RaceSaver Sprint Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska.

Yet another first-time appearance for the “Rebels” will take place on Friday night, September 11, as the long-awaited trip to Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas. The tour will then head straight south to the New 81 Speedway in Park City. The final appearance of 2020 takes place at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, September 19 before the series closes out their season on Saturday and Sunday night, September 26-27, at Wakeeney Speedway.

URSS president Rick Salem vows to do his best to keep 305-ci racing just that and is doing his best to work with track promoters and operators to keep racing as uniformed and constructive as possible. One change for 2020 will see URSS not have scheduling conflicts with Dodge City Raceway Park’s weekly 305 events so drivers won’t have to choose which venue to compete.

To climb aboard as series partner and contingency partner for the 2020 race season, the fifteenth consecutive year for the series, contact Rick Salem (785) 475-7010.

More detailed information on each race event will be announced soon.

 

 

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS SHOWING OFF TWO OF THEIR NASCAR CUP CARS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS

OAKS, PA January 9, 2020 . . . Sure to attract a lot of attention at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade January 17-19 is the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup team cars. The 36th edition of the popular show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to get an up close look at a new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE that will debut on the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series starting in February at Daytona International Speedway.

In honor of seven time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson participating in his last full-time season of Cup competition, a 2019 No.48 Ally Chevrolet will be on display. The second Hendrick display car at the show will be a 2020 No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by young sensation William Byron.

Hendrick Motorsports entries have won a record 12 Cup championships and tallied 256 Cup wins.

For many years Hendrick Motorsports was the home for NASCAR Hall of Famer, now TV broadcaster, Jeff Gordon.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett along with legendary NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will be appearing on Saturday during the show. Both Jarrett and Petty are part of the NASCAR Sports TV broadcast team. A large number of other well-known names in the sport will also be making appearances.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway 100th Anniversary display continues to grow becoming a major part of the popular show.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.

Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One contestant will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal. Best in swimwear, chosen by the crowd, will also receive $500. Entry blanks for this event as well as Little Miss Motorsports are available at the event website, motorsportstradeshow.com.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. Tracks already registered include Pocono, Dover, Lincoln, New Egypt, BAPS, Bridgeport, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown and Kutztown. Organizations include DIRTcar, Short Track Super Series, USAC East, URC, MASS, ATQMRA, Xcel and Slingshots by Tobias.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up Returns to Airport Raceway Memorial Day Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2020) - The Midget Round Up will return in 2020 for the fifth edition of the famed midget and micro sprint event hosted by TBJ Promotions.

Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., will be the site of the two-day event during Memorial Day Weekend - May 23-24 - with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series sanctioning the midget portion of the event. The three premier classes for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division - Stock Non-Wing, Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class - will also be in action both nights.

"We're excited to welcome back the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series along with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division for another year of the Midget Round Up," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "All of these series have a talented group of drivers who follow their specific series and all showcase great racing. Each year we're building the event and having great racers show up has been key to the success."

All four years of the event have been positive, featuring support from the community and fans along with the racers. Once again the Midget Round Up will be the lone event on the schedule for TBJ Promotions this year.

"We've been pleased with the growth of the event year after year," Bruce Jr. said. "Last year we had an obstacle with the weather, but we made the best of the situation and we're working hard to ensure the 2020 event is our best yet."

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Direct Fireworks and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

Stayed tuned for more information, including ticket prices and times, which will be released in the near future.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 11th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2020 is the 5th annual Midget Round Up, which is May 23-24 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Andrews Back With Thomas Motorsports for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Jan. 9, 2020) - Chris Andrews is returning to Thomas Motorsports for another shot at the "Super Bowl" of midget racing.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Presented by General Tire is held next week inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., where the event draws approximately 350 racers from across the world.

Andrews, a two-time Attica Raceway Park 410ci winged sprint car track champion, will be competing in his fifth consecutive Chili Bowl.

"Last year we were just terrible," he said. "I just don't have many laps in a midget and we started 10th in our heat on a heavy track and couldn't go anywhere. I've been racing a lot of the Chili Bowl on iRacing. It's so realistic and I think it will help me improve.

"Brian and Tyler Thomas give me a great race car every year. We have a great Spike Chassis with a Toyota engine. It's up to me to get it done. Two years ago was our best showing. We won our heat and heading into our qualifying night A Main we were in the top four in points. Unfortunately we got taken out in someone else's crash. We went from a possible B Main or C Main start on Saturday to a D Main."

Andrews will qualify Tuesday when the roster of drivers includes NASCAR star Kyle Larson, who has been on a tear of late in a midget team he recently put together.

"The heat on your qualifying night is the most important race except, of course, for the Saturday races," Andrews said. "You have to pass cars. That makes or breaks your whole week. These are the best midget racers in the world."

Andrews will be part of a three-car team that includes Tyler Thomas and Tanner Berryhill. Berryhill will compete Monday while Thomas is set to roll off Wednesday.

For the 2020 season Andrews said he will return to the Mackey Motorsports 410 winged sprint car team to compete around the Ohio region and chase another Attica Raceway Park title.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews16c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BT Machine Inc.

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"I know when I get to Tulsa I'll have a top quality, prepared race car," Andrews said. "It's so much fun working with Brian and Tyler."

 

 

Taylor Prepared and Confident Entering Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (Jan. 9, 2020) - Zac Taylor is heading into his fifth run at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week better prepared and more confident than ever.

Last year's Chili Bowl outing was the first race back for Taylor following a long layoff after having fractured his collar bone during the summer months of 2018. Heading into the 2020 Chili Bowl Taylor is coming off some late 2019 testing in car owner Todd Henry's midget.

"We ran some before Thanksgiving and a couple of weeks ago went to Vado Speedway Park (in Vado, N.M.) and did some testing," he said. "The car handled great and the motor was hitting fantastic. I'm excited to get to the Chili Bowl. Last year we struggled and I feel that's because I was a little rusty having not raced in a few months. In 2018, Todd and I put together my best Chili Bowl, making it into the A Main on our qualifying night and a C Main on Saturday. I think this year will be the best performance for our team yet."

Taylor is heading to the Chili Bowl having earned the 2019 Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series championship in his first year of driving a non-wing sprint car. He also piloted Henry's midget to a fourth-place finish in the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings last year.

This year's Chili Bowl begins on Monday with a practice session before Taylor's preliminary night is Tuesday. The event concludes next Saturday.

"We have a team car that Buddy Tubbs drives and he is qualifying Friday and for me to go Tuesday just gives our team more time for maintenance," he said. "There's great racers every night of the Chili Bowl, but Tuesday I'll be going against arguably the toughest racer in the world - Kyle Larson. Since putting together his own midget team, look what he has accomplished the past couple of months. I'm excited to see how we stack up."

Taylor said his plans for the rest of 2020 are still being worked out.

"My dad and I learned a lot about non-wing sprint car racing," he said. "Todd told me if another opportunity in a midget came about I should take it. We would like to expand our racing this year and maybe run the sprint and midget in Indiana and the Midwest area. We are always looking for new opportunities to go racing."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo., and SuperClean

"This is my third year driving for Todd Henry at the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "We've made huge strides the past couple of years and I can't thank him enough for the opportunity. This is also my third year with help from SuperClean and I'm excited to showcase their great products at this big event."

Taylor would also like to thank USA Performance Racing Engines and Pitt Stop Motorsports Signs and Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar-Proctor Racing Taking Three-Car Team to Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Jan. 9, 2020) - Derek Hagar continues to build his confidence each time he enters the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosts the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next week.

This year he will have teammates as Hagar-Proctor Racing is taking a three-car team to the spectacle. Cody Hays races on Monday, Hagar on Tuesday and Timmy Thrash on Friday prior to the event concluding next Saturday.

"I think it's going to bring some excitement," Hagar said. "We'll be busy with three cars. This is Cody's first time in a midget and Timmy has raced the Chili Bowl in the past. We know what we did last year that worked and we're going in the right direction. I think it will help all of us to have three cars racing."

Hagar has posted his career-best performance during the marquee midget event each of the last two years and he heads into this year's spectacle looking to continue that trend.

"I feel very confident," he said. "We have good notes from last year. If we didn't get lapped early in the prelim night I think we would have had a better result going into Saturday."

Hagar moved forward all but one time he hit the track during the 2019 edition of the event. He placed 19th in the A Main during preliminary action before hustling from 12th to fourth place in a D Main and from 19th to ninth in a C Main at the finale.

"That's the key this year; go out and make the show," he said. "If we can't lock ourselves into the A Main for Saturday we want to at least get ourselves closer to the front. I don't think we're very far off. I've been playing with some shocks. I think we have a good baseline and something to work off."

Hagar wrapped up his 2019 season in a midget, posting a sixth-place result at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in October.

"That's a good confidence boost," he said. "These cars are totally different than anything I drive. We've been working hard the last month to get three cars ready and I can't wait to see how the event goes."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Administrative Consulting Services

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"We're really appreciative of Administrative Consulting Services jumping on board for the 2020 season and helping us get to the Chili Bowl," Hagar said. "They haven't really been in the sport so to go out on a limb and give us a chance to promote their business is great. I feel confident we can help each other grow."

Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers 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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling Chili Bowl Nationals With Tucker-Boat Motorsports Before Venturing to Australia

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2020) - January is a busy month for Giovanni Scelzi, who is preparing for a handful of marquee short-track racing events.

It begins next week when he heads to the middle of the country for the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which runs Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Scelzi's preliminary night is Wednesday and he'll pilot a Tucker-Boat Motorsports midget.

"Racing with a team that is one of the top teams, the equipment and knowledge are there so I just have to do my part," he said. "I'm confident with the program and I think we get along really well."

Scelzi captured his first career midget triumph during only his sixth career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series start and 11 th race in a midget last fall. He takes that momentum into this year's Chili Bowl Nationals, which currently has 355 entries.

"The format has changed since the last time I was there," said Scelzi, who earned the Chili Bowl Nationals Rookie of the Year Award in 2018. "They only lock in the top two from preliminary night since there are five prelim nights now. In a way that makes it harder, but it spreads out the good cars throughout the week more.

"Our goal is to lock in through the prelim. I didn't have much midget experience going into that weekend two years ago. A lot of it is luck. With a pill draw you're at the mercy of whatever you draw. That makes it tough. Sometimes you can't control your destiny. You have to have luck on your side. We've been getting better in the midget deal so with a little luck I'm confident we'll have a great week."

Scelzi will follow the Chili Bowl Nationals by hopping on a plane to head to Australia, where he will drive for Domain Ramsey and Bernie Stuebgen in the President's Cup - an event he won last year for his first international triumph - and the Kings Challenge prior to the famed Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

"I love Australia," Scelzi said. "I have so much fun. The fans are so involved and the people are so nice. I had a blast last year. This isn't a long trip, but I get to see my friends and get to race. I'm looking forward to going with Bernie and hopefully being as competitive as we were last year."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 15 and Jan. 18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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"The Panella Family has been close friends with my family since before I was born," Scelzi said. "Their support for our racing has been monumental and the work their business does is important for our part of the country."

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

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway

Banquet Tickets Are on Sale Now

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 9 – An awards banquet celebrating the 2019 season at Gas City I-69 Speedway is set for Saturday night, Jan. 25.

The banquet will be held at Eventfully Yours, located at 5243 South Adams Street (Hwy. 15) in Marion, Ind., with Peace and Plenty Catering providing the food and beverages for the evening’s festivities.

Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under, must be purchased in advance through the speedway’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com or by sending a check to Gas City I-69 Speedway, 5871 East, 500 South, Gas City, Ind. 46933.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Door prizes and a cash bar will also be offered to attendees.

The event will honor the top-10 drivers in four divisions, championship car owners, and Rookies of the Year. The top-five drivers in each division will receive trophies and point-fund money, while those finishing sixth through tenth will be recognized with trophies.

The top-10 drivers in each division are:

Non-Wing Sprint Cars: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Adam Byrkett, 7. Brayden Clark, 8. Anthony D’Alessio, 9. Matt Westfall, 10. Tim Creech.

UMP Modifieds: 1. Scott Orr, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Derek Losh, 5. Clayton Bryant, 6. Jessica Sroufe, 7. Aaron Orr, 8. Dillon Nusbaum, 9. Tony Anderson, 10. Bub Roberts.

Street Stocks: 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. Larry Persinger, 4. Ron Flaugh, 5. Ervin Turner, 6. David Norman, 7. Chris Tippit, 8. J.J. Nordman, 9. Joey Spiewak, 10. Cale Ramey.

Hornets: 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Jacob Beard, 3. Randy Brommer, 4. James Headley, 5. Dustin Franks, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Joey Eastes Jr., 8. Jesse Arenas, 9. Stevie Clark, 10. Donnie Huddleston.

Rookies of the Year include Brayden Clark (sprint cars), Clayton Bryant (UMP modifieds), Dalton Bishop (street stocks) and Dustin Franks (hornets).

Dress is casual.

 

 

Classic Breakfast Seats Filling Fast as More Entries Roll In

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is just two weeks away with the festivities set to kick off with the Classic Breakfast from 9.30am on Friday January 24, 2020 at the Wannon Function Centre.

The change of venue to the Wannon Function Centre at the Warrnambool Greyhound Track will enable a larger amount of race fans to enjoy the now traditional Classic heart starter!

Bookings for the Breakfast are filling fast and with a star-studded panel, including American Star Kyle Larson set to be a part of the program along with Knoxville Raceway’s Hall of Fame Flagman Doug Clark and many other guests, with Wade Aunger as the host.

Bookings can still be made by contacting the Premier Speedway office on (03) 5565 1789 – but be quick as with tickets still just $25 it is filling fast.

The Classic field looks set to nudge the 100 mark once again, with a number of key players nominating today ahead of the official close off, for tow money benefits, on Monday afternoon.

Having finished 15th (2019), 8th (2018) and 2nd (2017) Darren Mollenoyux is one of the local Warrnambool based drivers to have figured out what it takes to make the final field of 24 for the Classic final.

Having recently acquired the plum ride aboard the Dickson Motorsport V3 entry, Molly will return to his own V52 GF1 Chassis, powered by an Inglis Race Engine for another assault on the Classic, thus allowing Shane Stewart to accept the drive for Dickson.

Molly will come to Sungold Stadium with plenty of local support including Warrnambool Crane Hire, Parr Motorsports, Chemblast Industrial Coatings, Cassign and McLaren Hunt Financial.

Like Molly, Brett Milburn has achieved much within the Sprintcar ranks in Victoria and he too will be a part of the 2020 Classic.

Driving his Parr Motorsports, Idigit and B & B Retaining Walls backed KPC Chassis with a Rider Engine for company.

Milburn endured a tough 2019 Classic, finishing with a C-Main appearance so he will be looking to improve on that result when the first wheel is turned on Friday January 24.

New South Welshman, Brayden Willmington, has been somewhat of a regular at Sungold Stadium this season having campaigned both a Sprintcar and Speedcar at Premier Speedway.

In both divisions, Willmington has shown a strong liking of running the high groove against the Warrnambool wall, showing great driver craft in the process, skills he has acquired from an American non-wing campaign this most recent off-season.

For the Classic weekend Willmington, who didn’t contest the event in 2019, will enjoy the support of Facet @ 124 Jeweler as he wheels the distinctive N89 Spike Chassis into battle.

Cobden based racer Carly Walsh is another who didn’t contest the 2019 Classic but is up for the challenge of the 2020 edition.

Walsh who has been somewhat of a regular in the Eureka Sprintcar Series will be at the wheel of the VA4 Maxim, with father and former Classic winning crew chief Mark “Freddy” Walsh calling the shots.

The Walsh camp has great supported afforded to them by Yarra Valley Towing, Chemblast, LPS, Mark Benton Farm Machinery, Carman’s Windscreens, CK Racing Wheels and KC Errey & Co.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

Two More Garden State Stars Nominate

Making a Classic final is every young Sprintcar Racers dream and in 2019 both Tim Van Ginneken and Brayden Parr were a part of the 24 strong field that greeted the starter at the commencement of the 40-lap finale.

In 2020 both of these Victorian based Sprintcar pilots will return to Sungold Stadium to start from scratch, all over again against another 90 plus drivers from all over Australia as well as some of the very best Americans.

Tim Van Ginneken will be at the wheel of the V44 Triple X with a Maxwill Race Engines 410 for company.

The Trevor Anderson Racing entry will also enjoy some amazing local support from Lowe’s Auto Repairs, BLG Transport, McQuinn Electrical, Adzweld Fabrications, South West Conveyancing, Lethal Wings, Novara Homes, Balcombe Bulk Haulage and Boyle’s Livestock.

In 2019 Tim finished the A-Main in 19th place and would love nothing better than to outpace some of the highly fancied drivers in the field to again make Sunday night’s final.

Brayden Parr has thus far endured a tough 2019-20 season, however there is nothing like the Classic to bring out the best in the talented youngster.

Having enjoyed a fantastic 2018-19 season, Parr added to his highlight reel with a start in the Classic final that saw him credited with a 21st place finish.

For the 2020 edition of the Classic Parr will again be driving the V77 Maxim with a Craig Carrison Race Engine bolted in.

The team’s partners for the Classic weekend consist of Craig Carrison Race Engines, ABSS, Starkey’s Fiberglass Repairs, Parr Motorsports, Compass Powder Coating, JNJ Engineering, TriTech Lubricants, The Sign Depot, Salt Electrical, Vic Wide Roof Tiling, MDK Computer Services and HPD.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

Cale Thomas Tabbed As New Driver For Trone Outdoor Motorsports

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Pennsylvania car owner John Trone has tabbed Cale Thomas as the new driver of the Trone Outdoors Motorsports No. 39 Maxim, with a focus on premier races in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Thomas and Trone are planning a schedule of more than 60 races this season, including many World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in the area, while filling in the remainder of their calendar at many local Central Pennsylvania facilities.

For Thomas, who will race regularly outside of his family-owned No. 91 for the first time in his career, linking up with Trone for a full season of action is something he feels will push him to the next level.

“This is a huge step in my racing career,” Thomas said. “The first big moment, I think, was getting in the (Ron Gorby-owned) No. G1, but this is my first full-time team away from my family. Moving (to Pennsylvania) will be all new for me, and being with a whole new organization and crew chief and all that entails is a big challenge, but certainly one that I’m excited to take on.

“Beyond that, being able to race in Pennsylvania for the first time is an even bigger deal, because the local competition is so tough,” he added. “The amount of races I can get in by racing in Pennsylvania will help me a ton. I’m going from 25 races or 30 races to 60-plus races now. Doubling my usual season will definitely make me a better race car driver, just from the consistency of staying in the seat.”
Trone is looking forward to the energy and qualifying prowess that Thomas brings to the table, hopeful of building on the foundation that he’s laid in recent years with Cory Haas at the wheel.

“If you look at our schedule last year, about 60 percent of our races were time trial shows, and we just couldn’t time well. We were always a little bit off, whether we just missed the front row or just missed the invert,” said Trone. “But watching Cale in the Outlaw races he ran, making the dash in six or seven races, was quite impressive.

“In Pennsylvania, any of the money races, if you can’t qualify well, you might as well stay home. So I didn’t really think anyone locally set the world on fire time trialing, but Cale did,” Trone added. “After his interview (on Open Red) when he said he wanted to come to Pennsylvania, I thought, ‘well, here’s my chance,’ and we got the deal done.”

In a sport where the relationship between a driver and car owner is critical to success, Thomas said he
“felt comfortable right away” when it came to his early interactions with Trone.

“As soon as John and I started talking, we found that we agreed on a lot of things, whether it was about racing or just about life in general,” Thomas noted. “I feel like we both took a liking to each other pretty quickly for not knowing much about each other, and team chemistry is so important in racing, so I was glad that we found so much common ground. One of his older crew chiefs, Kevin Fry, he was really the one who pushed John to pursue me. Kevin always said really good things about me, and that’s something that I really appreciate.

“I think with the way the sport is starting to change nowadays, John wanted someone a bit younger, because he’s always had more veteran drivers,” Thomas added. “Obviously I fit that billing and I hope that I can do him and all of our team partners proud this season. We’re really hoping for a strong year.”

While Trone and Thomas haven’t outlined an exact schedule yet, both owner and driver know that they want to succeed on the biggest stages possible as often as they can.

“We both agreed that we wanted to run pretty much every weekend. So Pennsylvania wise, pretty much anytime the Outlaws or All Stars come through, we’re planning to be there with them,” Thomas noted. “Loosely, we’ve talked about running even outside of Pennsylvania, if we have some momentum and
one of the major tours go to New York or somewhere relatively nearby … we’ll follow them if we feel
like we’re doing well and can make some noise.”

As he enters his new journey with Trone Outdoor Motorsports, Thomas will have the support of
longtime partners Engler Machine & Tool, Bell Helmets, Simpson Race Products, Sharp Advantage Safety Products, Factory Kahne and Rapha Int’l, as well as backing from Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Wings Unlimited, Creekside Auto Sales, Pace Motorsports, SFE Services, Ohio Heating and Indy Race Parts.

But just because he’ll have new scenery for much of the year, don’t expect Thomas to lose touch with
his Midwest roots – or his family team, for that matter.

“When you look at Pennsylvania (Sprint) Speedweek, it intertwines pretty well with Ohio Speedweek (with the All Star Circuit of Champions),” pointed out Thomas. “I think I’ll run my stuff for Ohio Speedweek, my family car, and then get back into John’s car for Pennsylvania Speedweek.
“That’s going to be such a fun stretch; it’s around 17 or 18 shows in about a three-week span, which will be huge for me,” he added. “I’ve never had the chance to be behind the wheel as much as we’re about to be this year and I can’t wait to get started. Thanks again to John for believing in me and trusting me with the reins for the No. 39. We’re going to have a lot of fun together; I really believe that.”

For more on Cale Thomas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports, visit www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

 

 

2020 Classic Numbers Continue to Grow

The official entry list for the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to grow with 88 drivers and teams having now entered for the event to be held over three huge nights from January 24 to 26, 2020.

Having made the Classic final in 2018, and electing to bypass the event last season, exciting Queenslander Luke Oldfield will return to Sungold Stadium to contest the Classic once again.

Oldfield showed exceptional car speed and bravery to finish second behind James McFadden on the opening night of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium before backing that effort up with another top ten performance at the Victorian Title a fortnight later, thus showing that he is one to be reckoned with during the Classic week.

At the Classic Oldfield will enjoy strong backing from Advanced Mobility, Revolution Racegear, Dryden Signs, Barnes Drilling, Menz Trading and Hire, United Waste Services and KRE Race Engines as he endeavors to again lock the Q17 KRE powered Cool into the show.

One of the surprise packets of the 2019 Classic was Terry Rankin who managed to transfer from the Sunday night B-Main to lock himself into the Classic finale for the very first time.

In 2020 Rankin will again be at the wheel of the Phil and Sharon Seymour, PJS Motorsport Triple X, which will also utilise some KRE Race Engines horsepower as they endeavor to repeat last year’s heroics.

The team will come fully prepared with the support of Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd, A Plus Powder Coating, Lumley Special Vehicles, HME Group, Proctor Accounting and Brew Tech.

The Tornado, Tim Hutchins is another to have spent much of his time campaigning at Sungold Stadium so far this season.

The regular runner with the Eureka Sprintcar Series has a best result at Sungold Stadium this season of sixth as recorded at the Victorian Title on November 16.

For the Classic Hutchins will be at the wheel of the familiar GBW Maintenance backed Cool with support from Zeehan and Warrnambool Locksmith’s as he looks to repeat his performance from 2018 when he too made the Classic finale.

South Aussie Craig Vanderstelt returns to the Classic for the first time since 2017, where he managed a C-Main run.

Having made a couple of visits to Premier Speedway this season, Vanderstelt will be supported by Zenith Custom Creations, Sprint Shack, Inglis race Engines and BK Titanium.

Both Ross Jarred and Ricky Clarke will make their first appearances at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Jarred will be behind the wheel of the Prism Powder Coaters, V27 J&J while Clarke will wheel the Perrow’s paints, Mental Transport, Allstar Graphics and Feel Good Fitness V49 Triple X.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

RAMS RACING TO SUPPORT VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- JANUARY 8, 2020- RAMS Racing is proud to announce they will be supporting Veterans Community Project (VCP) for the 2020 season beginning at the Chili Bowl Nationals. VCP is a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who refuse to let any Veteran fall through the cracks. From providing housing to offering walk-in support services, they are there for everyone who took the oath to serve America.

A few years ago, team owner Rick Young saw a video on Facebook about this community of tiny homes for Veterans in Kansas City and thought it was such a fantastic idea. A few days later he found out Veterans Community Project was in its infancy. At the time he was working at State Street Bank and Trust in Kansas City, Missouri so using their corporate philanthropy group and one of their direct reports they forged a partnership with VCP and funded a home. Young has since left State Street, but he and his wife still support VCP. “I wish I would have thought to have them on our race cars a while ago,” said Young. “We enjoy great privilege being able to race on a national stage. Using that stage to further the mission of a group so dedicated to helping our veterans is the least we can do.”

Drivers Clinton Boyles and Justin Grant will be piloting the VCP midgets for RAMS Racing starting at the Chili Bowl Nationals. “I’m super excited to have Veterans Community Project partner with myself and our race team starting at the Chili Bowl,” Boyles said. “To be able to promote something as special as VCP is an honor to me. VCP is based about 20 minutes from where I grew up so I think it means a little extra knowing that I’m not only raising awareness to help homeless Veterans across the county but also in my own community.” Justin Grant went on to add, “Having driven for RAMS Racing for a while now, it’s so humbling to see how much they want to give back. Being able to gain more recognition to the Veterans Community Project through the racing community will be incredible. I look forward to learning more about the group and helping in anyway I can.”

Brian Brown will also adorn the VCP logo on his 410 sprint car for the 2020 season where he will run 80 races in 20 states. “Rick Young has been a good friend of mine for a while and a part of our race team. We are excited to have the Veterans Community Project on our car this year. It’s such a cool deal for the veterans who have come on harder times later in life. I look forward to bringing more brand awareness for such a great cause,” Brown stated.

A big thank you to all our partners for making this possible: NOS Energy, Rockwell Security, and new to the team in 2020 Les Bourgeois Vineyards.

Stay up to date with Rams Racing by following them on Twitter and Facebook at Rams Racing.

For more information and how you can help Veterans Community Project visit their website at www.veteranscommunityproject.org.

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Kyle Offill Set for Rookie Campaign with King of the West Series Aboard the Famed Country Builders No. 88

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading into what will be his fourth season aboard a winged sprint car, Tracy, CA driver Kyle Offill will turn his primary focus towards the 410ci ranks in 2020 as he is set for his rookie season with the King of the West Series (KWS).

“I am definitely excited to be running the 410ci car full time in 2020,” Kyle Offill said. “We will still mix in some 360ci races when there are breaks in the KWS schedule, but it should be a great experience competing with some of the best that CA has to offer week in and week out.”

What makes Offill’s 2020 season that much more special is the fact that in King of the West action he will adorn the famed Country Builders No. 88 that was made famous by the likes of Rick Wright, Tom Henry, Terry McCarl, Rod Spencer, Craig Smith, Danny Olmstead, Rick Martin, Ricky Gaunt, Ronnie Day, Danny Lasoski, recently Jonathan Allard on a limited basis in 2019. Those drivers all ran for Weldon Offill, grandfather of young Kyle Offill.

“To bring back the Country Builders No. 88 car for the full year is also a pretty cool honor,” Offill added. “The car is really iconic to the sport in general over the years, and it means a lot to my family. With my Grandpa, Weldon, having success with some pretty notable names over the years, I’m looking forward to carrying it myself in 2020.”

The 2020 King of the West schedule is made up of 19 events at 10 different venues scattered through Northern and Central California. The KWS season will kick off on March 14th at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA and will conclude on November 7th at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA.

Some marquee events that the series will take part in include the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial (Chico), and the Peter Murphy Classic (Tulare) in May, the upstart Marcel Cassulo Classic (Placerville) in June, the HK Classic (Watsonville) in July, as well as the Louie Vermeil Classic (Calistoga) in September.

When the KWS is idle, Offill will compete aboard the Team KO No. 2K machine in various 360 races as the schedule allows making for an action packed 2020.

Offill enters the year fresh off of a season that saw the youngster pick up his first winged 360ci win at Silver Dollar Speedway, as he also was in contention for the Track Championship through the final night of the season only to end up third chasing a couple of veteran standouts in Sean Becker and Andy Forsberg.

Dillon Paddock returns to Offill’s stable in 2020 as he will take over the duty of Crew Chief, and Colby Rennert will also be a part of the Offill crew. While Paddock and Rennert will handle car duties, Craig Smith will fill in as his schedule allows and work as a mentor for Offill as he makes his maiden voyage with the KWS.

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, FK Rod Ends, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 0, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Offill and company are tentatively set to kick their 2020 season off during one of the February events at the Stockton Dirt Track before KWS action goes green on March 14th.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS HISTORIC 8TH USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP!

(January 8, 2020, Concord, CA) Concord, California racing star Damion Gardner closed the 2019 season in historic fashion when he became the first driver to win eight championships in the 74-year history of Southern California sprint car racing. Coming into the year, the dark-haired driver’s total of seven So Cal titles tied him with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Ron Shuman.

Amazingly, in the first 16-years that the USAC/CRA Series has been in existence, Gardner has won half of the championships. What makes that more fascinating is the fact that he has only competed nine years in the series as he spent 2006 through 2012 racing in the Midwest. So, in the nine years, he has competed in USAC/CRA, he has won the championship eight times!

Gardner was once again behind the wheel of the famous Mark Alexander owned silver #4 for the seventh consecutive season in 2019. The powerful combination captured its seventh straight title. Thus, they are undefeated in championship competition since joining forces in 2013. His other title, which was his first in USAC/CRA, came in 2005 driving for legendary car owner Ron Chaffin.

In addition to his prowess in championship titles, Gardner is also infringing on some of the biggest numbers on the all-time win list for CRA, SCRA and USAC/CRA. He triumphed three times in 2019 and that gave him 96 wins since heading south to race in 2002. That is fourth-best on the all-time victory list dating back to 1946. He is a mere two wins shy of tying for third, just eight victories out of second and only 11 triumphs away from taking over the all-time lead.

Gardner’s sprint car season began in February in the USAC National Series driving for Dyson Racing in Florida. In three races in the “Sunshine State,” he had two top 10 finishes in a car he had never driven before.

The driver who is affectionately known as “The Demon” to his legion of fans, returned west for the beginning of the USAC/CRA championship chase in early March. Through the first five races of the campaign, he recorded two-top five finishes with the best being a second at Canyon Speedway Park on March 9th.

The veteran driver broke into the 2019 victory ranks for the first time at Bakersfield on May 11th. That win also propelled him into the point lead. However, that lead did not last long as he slipped back to second two races later on July 6th. The runner-up position did not sit well with the then seven-time champion and one week later at Perris Auto Speedway, he notched his second win of the season. More importantly, he took the point lead back and he never relinquished it for the remainder of the year.

After that Perris triumph, Gardner and the team only had one more race before they embarked on the grueling “California Sprint Week,” which was comprised of five races, on four different tracks in eight nights. Since the mini-series within the USAC/CRA Series was introduced in 2014, he had won three of its first five championships. He only finished out of the top 10 one time in 2019 and closed the grinding mini-series with a win at Santa Maria. That gave him his fourth “California Sprint Week” title.

After the conclusion of Sprint Week, Gardner had seven races remaining to put the wrapping paper around his eighth USAC/CRA title and that is just what he did. In those final seven outings, he had four top-fives including a third-place finish in the nation’s most prestigious non-wing race, the “24th Annual Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway on November 9th.

When the USAC/CRA season ended, Gardner was 71-points ahead of his closest pursuer in the championship standings. He led the series in fast qualifying times with 10 in 23-races. He also led the series with eight-heat race wins. And, in what was the most competitive season in series history with 14-different winners in 23-races, Gardner had more wins than any other driver with three.

While the season was a success, it did not come easy. The team lost crew chief Steve Alexander early on after he suffered serious injuries and was knocked out of action for several weeks after a pit mishap at Perris.

Tragedy struck the team during the year when “Uncle Steve” Alexander (related to, but not Steve Alexander the crew chief) suddenly passed away. “He loved racing and contributed a lot at the race shop,” Gardner said. “I appreciate all he did for the team and for me. He was, and will continue to be, missed by the entire team.”

Things are full speed ahead for Gardner and the Alexander team as they prepare for 2020. The famous driver will be headed off to the “Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” in Tulsa, Oklahoma next week to try and capture a win in the race that he previously triumphed in back in 2008. After that, it will be all sprint cars all the time as he chases another championship and sets out to break more historic records.

Gardner and the team would like to express appreciation and thanks to Tom and Kevin Malloy from Trench Shoring and Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction and all of the following sponsors for being part of the 2019 championship effort. Weld Racing, Berdoo Auto Body, J&D Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Simpson Safety, La Villa Mexican Restaurant, Larry Murakmi Contracting, Shaver Engines, Deboer Trucking, Maas Powder Coating, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Astro Titanium, DMI, System 1, Saldana Race Products, Advanced Racing Suspension, Frankland Rear Ends, Waterman, Hoosier, Flashburn and Dean’s Diesel.

If you would like to be a part of Damion Gardner’s historic 2020 championship chase, please use the contact information at the top of this release.

Damion Gardner 2019 Sprint Car Results

Date Track Location Sanction Finish

2/14/19 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL USAC National 15th

2/15/19 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL USAC National 6th

2/16/19 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL USAC National 8th

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria, AZ USAC/CRA 7th

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria, AZ USAC/CRA 2nd

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 7th

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 5th

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway Ventura, CA USAC/CRA 8th

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield, CA USAC/CRA 1st

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 11th

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 3rd

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway Santa Maria, CA USAC/CRA 8th

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 1st

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 11th

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA USAC/CRA 3rd

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA USAC/CRA 8th

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway Petaluma, CA USAC/CRA 13th

9/6/19 Merced Speedway Merced, CA USAC/CRA 7th

9/7/19 Santa Maria Raceway Santa Maria, CA USAC/CRA 1st

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC/CRA 3rd

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, AZ USAC/CRA 4th

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC National 4th

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC National 20th

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA USAC National 4th

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, AZ USAC National 13th

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, AZ USAC National 6th

 

 

Chase Johnson Enters Chili Bowl Nationals With Tom Malloy

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2020) - Chase Johnson prides himself on being able to climb into any type of race car and quickly develop into a contender.

The Californian has done just that in limited midget starts, winning for car owner Tom Malloy last year in only four event starts. The duo will team up again next week at the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which is held Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"You always set goals and expectations for yourself and you want to do the best you can, but I try not to put too many expectations on myself because I don't want to have too much pressure," Johnson said. "I feel confident in myself and I feel confident with the team. We had a great year in all the different cars I drove and I had better runs in the midget than I've ever had."

While this year will be his first Chili Bowl start with Malloy, Johnson has enjoyed success at the event with two other teams. His best outing came in 2018 when he placed third during a preliminary night to lock into the Saturday main event, which ended with a career-best eighth-place run.

"If we have luck on our side I think it will be a good Chili Bowl, but everyone knows how stuff inside that building can go," he said. "Stuff can change really quick. Even with a great car and driver stuff can go bad really quick.

"If you have a good car and you play your cards right, playing it smart and not being too aggressive, you can put yourself in a good spot. Yet there's stuff that can always go wrong. If it goes wrong at the wrong time it can make the week not so enjoyable. You have to have luck on your side regardless of how good your car is. Hopefully everything goes smooth."

Johnson's preliminary night is currently scheduled for next Wednesday, Jan. 15.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 15 and Jan. 18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has t-shirts and sweatshirts 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 - Trench Shoring Company

Trench Shoring Company provides the construction industry with the finest in underground shoring equipment, Trench Tops (trench plates) and competent person training. For more information, visit http://www.TrenchShoring.com.

"Trench Shoring has been a great partner for the No. 25 team," Johnson said. "We're grateful for the support and look forward to a great year with Trench Shoring on our side."

Johnson would also like to thank Fire Suppression Engineering, PitStopUSA.com, Ed Pink Racing Engines, Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, 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, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Live Pay-Per-View Stream of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2020) - The 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is setting up to be one of the biggest in event history.

With a little less than one week remaining until the midget spectacle begins inside the River Spirit Expo Center, running Jan. 13-18, a total of 355 entries have been submitted. That is only 10 shy of the record car count, which was set in 2017.

For fans unable to attend the event the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will once again provide a live video stream during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Each night will begin with a pre-race show followed by live action from hot laps through the post-race interviews. The broadcasts feature multiple cameras, replays and more.

NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell, who has won the last three Chili Bowl titles, are among the headlining drivers. Fellow NASCAR competitors J.J. Yeley, Chase Briscoe, Ryan Newman, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman will also compete along with IndyCar driver Conor Daly.

Five-time event winner Sammy Swindell, defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet, defending Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and rising star Giovanni Scelzi are also on the entry list along with midget aces Michael Pickens, Dave Darland, Zach Daum, Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom and two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu to name a few.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Schoenfeld Headers is the title sponsor for the Schoenfeld Headers Stage, which is the interview stage in the pit area.

The Jan. 18 finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Tyler Thompson to Contend in Tuesday Prelim Night at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions - OSWEGO, NY (January 7, 2020) – In conjunction with Seymour Racing and Indy Performance Composites, Oswego Speedway International Classic Champion, Tyler Thompson, will make his Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut on Tuesday, January 14 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK.

Taking place from January 13-18, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is one of the most recognizable racing events in the country, featuring more than 340 drivers competing for the coveted Golden Driller.

Several local partners have stepped up to help make this incredible opportunity possible.

“We wouldn’t have this opportunity without Seymour Racing and Indy Performance Composites,” said Thompson. “But locally, we have had several long-time partners contribute to helping make this trip a reality including Hammond Auto, Top Quality Construction, Oswego Auto and Tire, Kelly’s Zen Den and Pullen’s Plumbing. This group effort is the only reason we will be in Tulsa. I cannot thank them all enough.”

Thompson’s Chili Bowl journey will begin on Monday, January 13 with an open practice slated for 9 a.m. before he returns on Tuesday, January 14 for Warren CAT Qualifying Night.

More than 60 drivers will compete in the Tuesday night preliminary event, with only the top two finishers in that night’s A-Main transferring to the Saturday, January 18 Chili Bowl A-Main.

Chili Bowl veterans joining Thompson in January 14 qualifying include Kyle Larson, Michael Faccinto, Jonathan Beason, Alex Bowman, Zeb Wise, Damion Gardner and Larry Wight.

Further qualifying will take place on Saturday, January 18 prior to the night’s 55-lap A-Main, which pays $10,000 to the winner.

For more information on the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals visit online at www.chilibowl.com.

Since 1991, Seymour Performance Products has supplied parts, safety equipment and services to racers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.

Learn more about the products and services at Seymour Performance Products by visiting www.seymourperformanceproducts.com.

Indy Performance Composites is a full-service custom-made composite designer and fabricator for all high performance needs. IPC offers many advantages to clients, including quick turnaround time, collaborative design, and exceptional customer service.

IPC’s competitive pricing provides greater flexibility and cost advantage to customers, while working collaboratively to use their experience and product knowledge to transform ideas, vision and budgets into workable high performance solutions.

Learn more online at www.ipcindy.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Tyler Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Kelly’s Zen Den, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Pullen’s Plumbing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JAN. 31 & FEB.1

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 7, 2020 . . . With two blockbuster events in the books, the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP heads to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

Defending series champion Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. won the opener held inside the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday night January 3rd. Ryan Flores, a native of Brick, N.J. now living in Mooresville, N.C. won the TQ Midget feature event on Saturday night.

Rudolph, a three-time winner in Atlantic City, needs to rebound from a mechanic issues that took him out of Saturday’s Allentown event short of the finish if he wants to win his record fifth series championship.

Flores, the 2018 Atlantic City winner, had issues in the Friday night season opener in Allentown when he was involved in a multi-car crash at the start of the race and flipped over. His crew, however, made the proper repairs overnight and he drove that same car to victory less than 24 hours later.

Through consistency, Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. enters the two-day Atlantic City NAPA event as the point leader of the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored series. Janisch, a one time series winner in 2019 in Allentown, has a career goal of winning in Atlantic City and joining the elite drivers who have done so in the past.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices through Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618 during regular working hours.

The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:30.

Last year’s Saturday night Gambler’s Classic was won for the first time by the very colorful Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. Andy J. passed Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa.

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race in 2019, Rudolph took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph then drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth.

Following the “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City, a special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

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.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events. For information, email Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com. Information including host hotels for each event is available at indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Terry and Austin McCarl Welcome Real-Geese Silhouette Decoys as Marketing Partner for 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: Inching closer to Florida Speedweek to open the 2020 season, Terry and Austin McCarl are both pleased to welcome Real-Geese Silhouette Decoys aboard both the No. 4 and No. 17A cars.

Based out of Bradner, OH, Real Geese manufactures several different models of silhouette decoys for the waterfowl hunter. Offering different price ranges, and options, Real-Geese uses digitally enhanced, detailed images, the highest quality materials, and most advanced production methods on their products to provide an unmatched durability.

Fans are encouraged to click over to www.webfootdecoys.com, and check out the vast inventory of decoy products, decoy accessories, and clothing and gear choices they offer.

“We are thrilled to welcome a new marketing partner to our stable,” Terry McCarl said. “It is always great to team up with a great company with a great product and help build their brand in our Sprint Car world. Racing fans are extremely loyal to brands that support racing, especially quality hunting products like Real-Geese. We will be offering deals for Real-Geese all season long, so we really encourage our fans to follow along our social media platforms.”

For Real-Geese, a partnership with the McCarl’s is something they are equally as excited about for the 2020 season.

“We are really excited to start our partnership with Terry and Austin McCarl,” Craig Mintz of Real-Geese said. “Terry has been an iconic figure in the racing world and has represented the hunting industry very well before; so, we felt it was a great fit for Real-Geese. From giveaways, to product discounts based off finishing positions, we are really looking forward to some exciting things with Terry, Austin, and the Real-Geese team.”

With the 2020 season kicking off in just over one month, marketing partners are still welcome. There are still tons of locations available on both the Destiny Motorsports/TheSnowPlow.Com No. 4 machine piloted by Terry McCarl as well as Austin McCarl’s VanBaale/Oldham No. 17A machine. Packages include a variety of options including nightly and weekly sponsorship, as well as packages that include suite tickets at Knoxville Raceway.

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.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: 2020 Plans are still being finalized.

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.

 

 

LANDON SIMON TEAMS UP WITH RAMS RACING FOR 2020 CHILI BOWL

INDIANAPOLIS (January 7, 2020) -- Landon Simon announced today his plans to pilot the newly redesigned Rams Racing, Rockwell Security, The Hayloft Farm to Table Online, Dave & Buster’s No. 2L Bullet Chassis powered by Mopar for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, January 13-18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Jeff (Taylor) and Rick (Young) have given me a great opportunity in top notch equipment. I’m really excited to race out of the RAMS Racing / Rockwell Security stable next to Justin (Grant) and Clinton (Boyles). We have a great group of people with a lot of knowledge. All we need now is some Chili Bowl luck!” says Simon.

Simon will be backed by additional partners Lucas Oil and JEGS Performance, with continued support from long-time partners Simpson Race Products, Brown and Miller, DMI, Astro Titanium, Hoosier Racing Tire, KSE, Rod End Supply, High Side Design and Keizer Wheels.

Dave & Buster’s Tulsa will join Simon for the fourth consecutive year. If you're looking for a place to “Eat, Drink, Play, Watch” Dave & Buster’s is located at 6812 S 105th Ave. In Tulsa.

The Hayloft Farm to Table Store is located in Brownsburg, Indiana. You can now shop online at www.thehayloftfarmtotable.com and save 10% on your entire order when you use code CHILIBOWL2020.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @LSR_Racing and @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Full season team plans will be reflected on the website at www.landonsimon.com

For more information, please contact sarah@landonsimon.com

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 7, 2020 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 13-18, 2020. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “31st Class” on Tuesday, January 14, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 16. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 15-17.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 16, at 11:30 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Shane Carson, Jeff Swindell, JJ Yeley, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Dominic Scelzi, the Kansas City Chiefs, Work’n Woody and more.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2020’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 31st induction banquet Saturday, May 30, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale. We also invite everyone to see our latest raffle sprint car from Speedway Motors and EMi. Who knows? You may purchase your lucky ticket to win the car at this year’s Chili Bowl!”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2019 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com


 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards announces 2020 schedule
Trio of new tracks set to join the slate

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 5, 2020…The office of Russell Motorsports Inc. has officially delivered the schedule of events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, which enters its fourth season of competition in 2020.

With great cooperation amongst promoters there will again be no conflicts between the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC, giving fans the opportunity to catch each series on several weekends throughout the Golden State. There will also be a trio of shows held in conjunction with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in California to the same track on the very same night. The tour is excited to also introduce three new tracks to the schedule in 2020.

The California based Winged 360 Sprint Car series is pleased to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season, which gets underway with the first of two appearances at Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 28th. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will then return to Placerville on Saturday June 6th for the “Marcel Cassulo Classic” alongside KWS-NARC. It marks the third consecutive year a combo show is held on the red clay and will certainly be one of the can’t miss events in 2020.

The always hooked up and racy Petaluma Speedway will play host to a trio of Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events in 2020. Those dates will occur on Saturday April 25th, June 20th and October 24th. The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds based 3/8 mile clay oval always provides non-stop action and much of the same is expected this season. Petaluma Speedway always offers an efficiently run program, getting fans in and out by 10pm each night.

For the fourth consecutive year the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be a part of the annual “Peter Murphy Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. SCCT is set to sanction the Saturday night finale on May 16th which also features the King of the West-NARC Sprinters. The prestigious event promoted by retired racer Peter Murphy has become a huge showcase among the California Sprint Car landscape.

The centrally located Stockton Dirt Track will hold a trio of Sprint Car Challenge Tour races this season. The first appearance will be the 5th annual “Jimmy Sills Classic” on Sunday May 24th as part of Memorial Day weekend. As has become tradition the championship finale will also take place at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue, with the event now morphing into a double header for the tour. On Friday November 6th SCCT kicks-off the 37th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend, before finishing up 2020 the following night on Saturday November 7th alongside KWS-NARC.

After joining the Sprint Car Challenge Tour slate last year, the Merced Speedway returns once again this coming season for an event on Saturday August 1st. The quarter-mile clay oval is becoming one of the raciest tracks in California and will be a can’t miss show on the 2020 schedule.

Among the new tracks to hit the Sprint Car Challenge Tour schedule will include the Marysville Raceway on Saturday May 23rd as part of Memorial Day weekend. The night of racing at the quarter-mile bullring marks the 21st annual “Mel Hall Memorial” and is another pinnacle event added to the slate.

For the first time the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will also welcome the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to the schedule. The tour will be in action at the high-banked quarter-mile on Friday June 19th as part of the eighth annual “David Tarter Memorial.”

Also new to the mix will be the popular Ocean Speedway in Watsonville on Saturday August 22nd, when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour takes part in the 60th running of the prestigious “Johnny Key Classic.” The Key is always an event fans look forward to each year and will be a cornerstone on the 2020 schedule.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com
More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2020 Schedule

Saturday March 28: Placerville Speedway

Saturday April 25: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday May 16: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Seventh annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday May 23: Marysville Raceway (21st annual Mel Hall Memorial)
Sunday May 24: Stockton Dirt Track (Fifth annual Jimmy Sills Classic)

Saturday June 6: Placerville Speedway (Marcel Cassulo Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Friday June 19: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico (Eighth annual David Tarter Memorial)
Saturday June 20: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday August 1: Merced Speedway

Saturday August 22: Ocean Speedway Watsonville (60th Johnny Key Classic)

Saturday October 24: Petaluma Speedway
Friday November 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute to Gary Patterson opener)
Saturday November 7: Stockton Dirt Track (37th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE WITH OUR THANKS

RYAN FLORES REBOUNDS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FLIP TO WIN SATURDAY NIGHT THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FEATURE; DYLAN HOCH SCORES SLINGSHOT VICTORY WITH HEADY LATE RACE MOVE IN HEAVY LAPPED TRAFFICE; INDOOR SERIES MOVES TO ATLANTIC CITY JANUARY 31-FEB. 1

ALLENTOWN, PA January 5, 2020 . . . One night after riding out a spectacular flip early in the (Three Quarter) TQ Midget feature, Ryan Flores of Troutman, NC, came back to score an impressive win inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center in the 40-lap Indoor Auto Racing Series Allentown finale .

“There were a lot of challenges out there tonight,” Flores said. “But the car was good, good enough to run the last ten laps with a left rear tire that was going down.”

Dylan Hoch of Mertztown, PA, was in the right place at the right time and won the Slingshot 20-lap co-feature.

In the 40-lap TQ Midget main event, pole position starter Andy Jankowiak led the first 30 laps chased by Flores, up from fourth from lap seven on.

Flores gained the lead from Jankowiak on lap 31 with Tim Buckwalter challenging. Buckwalter's bid ended when he spun, and Bobby Holmes, who had been third, was penalized for over- aggressive driving. With both of those contenders falling back, Steve Kemery, one of only two drivers making the feature field with a 600 Sprint in an otherwise all TQ field, assumed second and finished there ahead of Jeremy Haudricourt, who was making just his fourth career Indoor Auto Racing Series start. Fast timer Anthony Payne bounced back from an early race spin and pit stop to finish fourth and Ryan Bartlett was fifth.

Completing the top ten finishers were Briggs Danner, who had started 24th and last, Matt Janisch, Earl Paules, first year Indoor Auto Racing Series competitor Michael Barnes and Buckwalter, who rebounded after his forced spin.

Payne's 7.901 TQ time trial lap was fastest among the 41 entrants. Flores, at 7.909, Jankowiak at 7.935 and Buckwalter at 7.944 were just fractionally slower.

Kyle Lick, Flores, Holmes, and Paules won the four ten lap heat races for the TQ Midgets and Payne along with Pat Bealer won the pair of 12 lap TQ B-Mains.

Slingshot feature winner Hoch, who had started 15th, was running a close second to leader Scott Neary, from ninth, when they and Alex Reinsmith, in third, encountered heavy lapped traffic with seven laps left in the feature.

Hoch zipped by Reinsmith and was catching Neary for the lead when several lapped cars tangled in front of them. Hoch darted to the inside of a slowing Neary, took the lead, then crossed the start-finish line seconds before a caution flag came out for a subsequent tangle.

As the leader of the lap, Hoch restarted with the lead over Neary with the race running its final circuits without further slowdown. Neary was second, Brett Bieber third, Michael Lapicki fourth and Aiden Svanda fifth.

Slingshot 8-lap heat races for the 35 entrants were won by Kurt Bettler, Danny Buccafusca, Lapicki and Reinsmith. Matt Mertz and Fred Gamache each won a 10-lap B-Main qualifier.

Early arrivals to the PPL Center were treated to a trackside Fan Fest meet and greet session that included a guest appearance by IndyCar star and Nazareth, PA resident Marco Andretti. Andretti ran several hot laps in Kyle Lick's 600 Sprint and was warmly received by the big crowd.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The BELFOR Concrete Series season finale is on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a return to the Exposition Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

TQ Midget A-Main (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Steve Kemery, 3. Jeremy Haudricourt, 4. Anthony Payne, 5. Ryan Bartlett, 6. Briggs Danner, 7. Matt Janisch, 8. Earl Paules, 9. Michael Barnes, 10. Tim Buckwalter, 11. Tim Iulg, 12. Bobby Holmes, 13. Andy Jankowiak, 14. Joey Jarowicz, 15. Pat Bealer, 16. Erick Rudolph, 17. Shawn Nye, 18. Kyle Lick, 19. Jon Reid, 20. Tyler Thompson, 21. Andrew Molleur, 22. Anthony Sesely, 23. Mike Bednar, 24. Scott Kreutter.

Slingshot A-Main (40 Laps): 1. Dylan Hoch, 2. Scott Neary, 3. Brett Bieber, 4. Michael Lapicki, 5. Aiden Svanda, 6. Tyler Ulsh, 7. Cody Kline, 8. Louden Reimert, 9. Parker Guldin, 10. Matt Mertz, 11. Austin Bellemare, 12. Fred Gamache, 13. Kurt Bettler, 14. Alex Reinsmith, 15. Mark Mohr, 16. Grant Hilfiger, 17. Neil Rutt III, 18. Danny Buccafusca, 19. Kyle Herve, 20. Kevin Kromer.

 

 

RAHMER RETAINS LEFFLER ENERGY

Lancaster, PA: Leffler energy is excited to announce continued sponsorship of Rahmer Brothers Racing for the 2020 Central Pennsylvania Sprint season. RBR is a two-car team consisting of Brandon, car #88, and Freddie, car #51 Rahmer. The team, based in Salfordsville PA, races regularly at Williams Grove speedway located in Mechanicsburg PA on Friday evenings and at Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown PA on Saturday evenings in addition the twin brothers will compete in numerous other sprint car races throughout the mid-atlantic region.

"Central Pennsylvania race fans are our customers," stated Leffler Energy general manager Steve Weidner, "I personally have been a lifelong short track race fan, the thrill of the sport and the family atmosphere that exists in racing is something I enjoy being part of. Being at the races on a beautiful summer evening is something I really like to do."

Leffler Energy has been providing coal and petroleum products and services to homes, businesses, government agencies and agricultural operations throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Leffler’s local customer service professionals understand the regions specific comfort concerns because they live and work among those customers. Leffler Energy and Patriot Propane, a Leffler Energy family company, keep people warm in the winter and cool in the summer with 24/7/365 service at Sales: 877.827.9317 or Service:800.984.1411

The RBR team utilizes XXX chassis cars powered by Don Ott Race engines riding on VRP shocks. Associate sponsors include Trans East Equipment, Specialty Rigging, Kens Tire, Chop Designs and Pioneer Pole Building provide additional sponsorship to the team.

Look for the first appearance of the RBR cars at Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade show January 17-19 at the Greater Philly Expo center located in Oaks, PA.

 

 

2014 Champion Kaeding Is Back

He is back! Tim Kaeding will return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for Victorian based car owner Wayne Cole aboard the VA6 entry.

Joining TK in the field will be Warrnambool’s Jye O’Keeffe, Brayden Cooley and Chris McInerney from Young in New South Wales.

Kaeding the 2014 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is an excitement machine, who has made a living out of going fast and passing cars!

In 2018, Kaeding contested the Classic for Cole, keeping all in attendance captivated with his all or nothing approach as he fielded a damaged car after an early heat race incident.

His Sunday night charge concluded with a 20th place finish in B Main 1.
In 2019 things fell a little more into place with the native of San Jose, California recording a tenth place run in the Sunday night Classic finale as eventually run by Robbie Farr.

Kaeding’s American season saw him form a two-car team with good friend and fellow live wire both on and off the track Jason Sides.

This partnership produced some great performances with seven top five results on the ultra-tough World of Outlaws Tour from 12 top ten finishes.

Arguably the best results came during the Month of Money at Knoxville Raceway where TK charged from a 12th place start in the B-Main to run 6th in the Capitani Classic before he backed that up with a fourth place run in the A-Main of the Knoxville Nationals!

This man can wheel a race car!

No matter where he runs, Kaeding will be one to watch at the Classic.

O’Keeffe endured a tough, heartbreaking run as a contracted driver for World Series Sprintcars but so far, the 2019-20 season has proven that he has lost none of his talent, nor car speed.
Having finished 18th in B-Main 2 in 2019, O’Keeffe is another of the strongly supported local drivers who will be looking to upstage some of the Big Names during the Classic weekend.

The V42 Maxim will as always be adorned with the names of many, including Midfield Meats, Okely Contracting, Collins Court Butchers, API Plumbing, Let’s Talk, B&J Davies, Westvic Sheds, G&C Forestry, Mortlake Roadhouse, Morton Power, G&H Distributors, WMI, SHR, Warrnambool Powdercoating, Merri Aluminum, Gulf Western Oil, Atlas Concrete, Jono @ Chemblast, Thomo’s Race Graphix, Autosmart, Pro Dent and Tyre Factory Warrnambool.

Brayden Cooley will take the challenge of the Classic weekend for the first time aboard the V20 Cool Chassis with an Inglis race Engines 410 for company.

Young Gun Cooley, the sone of well known Chassis Manufacturer – John, will enjoy some great support from Hutt Construction, Cool Chassis, Cool Racing Products, BJ Davis & Co, DMI, AFCO Shock Doctor, You Pack Removals and Hoskin Steering Gear.

Making the trek from Young NSW will be Chris McInerney who finished 6th in C-Main 1 at the 2019 Classic.

The regular at Sydney Speedway has shown some great speed in recent times and is capable of piecing together a strong Classic assault.

For the Classic McInerney will campaign a Triple X Chassis with KRE Race Engines supplying all the horsepower he will need aboard the C-Mac Concrete, Mad Harry’s, YPC and Tilmac Sheds backed N40 entry.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

All Star Challenge attracts the competition

With the 10th running of the prestigious All Star Challenge only two weeks away the hype has started as the names start to roll in. “With $10K on the line for the winner and $1,000 to start it is no wonder teams are starting to nominate. Every year we attract a couple of Americans and this year is no different with the Dickson Motorsport entry of Shane Stewart being the first. Stewart has been travelling to Australia for many years and his list of accomplishments over his race season is enormous; I am honoured to have him run with us.” Promoter Searle tells us

Rookie to the All Stars but certainly not a rookie to racing is Lachlan McHugh. Queensland based McHugh is currently contracted to WSS in the WA based J&S Drilling WA60. Team owner John McLellan has been a great supporter of 360’s winning two Australian Titles with Kayden Manders in his car. They have been trying to fit the race into their schedule for several years and this year has succeeded. Defending Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 and Michael Tancredi’s V29 have both been dominant this season. 2016 All Star Challenge winner and local favourite John Vogels is another to slot his 360 in for the weekend in the V70. Vogels took out the honours when it was $5K to win, so we have no doubt that we will want to do it again now its $10K and possibly be the first two time winner. All Star regulars Moule, Solomon, Brooks, Wren, Smith just to name a few will be giving it there all to beat the visitors and also lock in the important series points for the end of season championship.

“With increased prize money to celebrate the 10th anniversary we hope we have attracted everyone’s attention.” $10,000 for 1st, $3,000 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to 20th. A total of $32,500 K in prize money is being paid out. In the past we haven’t paid out anything for the B Main but this year we will now have contingency prizes for up to 10th place in the B. 7th place wins a Hoosier WAV,
8th Hoosier Left Rear, 9th Hoosier Steer Tire, 10th Vortex Front wing, which all up is another $1360 in prize”
Searle says.

It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon, the
Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 18 2020. Nomination Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to mandyallstars@bigpond.com or faxed to 03 93387476.

 

SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL YEAR #2; CHAD RUHLMAN REPEATS $5000 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP WHILE SON KEVIN EARNS "FUTURES CUP" TITLE


January 4, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will record the 2019 season as a great success as the division continued its forward momentum in just its second year with a total of 27 different racers competing throughout the region. The cost-containment classes features traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars with the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, spec Hoosier Tires, spec/sealed Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol.

Three drivers captured RUSH championships. Chad Ruhlman earned the Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series title, while his son Kevin Ruhlman captured the "Futures Cup" crown. Jeremy Weaver copped the "Empire State Classic" top honors. Well over $33,000 in cash and valuable product was distributed to RUSH Sprint Car racers for their efforts in 2019.

A good chunk of the season was decimated by rain with Mother Nature taking 14 of the 33 events. There were seven different winners amongst the 19 completed events with five of those being first time winners. Eight different speedways completed events, while the shows at Stateline and Tyler County Speedways were rained out.

The 27 different cars was an increase of six from 2018. Sharon averaged 18 cars per night, while Lernerville had over 20 cars for all three of their shows. The August 31 "Manufactures Night" presented by MSD Performance at Lernerville saw over $12,000 distributed to the record 21 competing racers.

"Outside of the rain, we were very pleased with how the 2019 season went for our RUSH Sprint Cars," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The rain put a damper on a lot of the events, but the car counts grew and the quality of racing really improved- a couple of the events were ones racers and fans won't forget. It was great to see five new winners. The growth of this division has even been on a faster pace than when our RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Mods started. We're excited for 2020, as this class continues to allow racers the opportunity to race a Sprint Car affordable and offer back strong championship point funds and contingencies."

For the second year in a row, Chad Ruhlman captured the $5,000 Bonnell's Weekly Series title and led the way in victories; however 2019 wasn't as dominate as he won 10 times compared to 15 in 2018. Ruhlman picked up the first ever RUSH Sprint race at Raceway 7, which featured a strong 20-car field. He's won all three $800 races over the past two years during the "Empire State Classic" at Genesee Speedway. The 42-year-old driver, who now calls Erie, Pa. home, was sponsored by Callahan Weber Hydraulics, Wicked Wrenches, Kelly Frederes Auto Repair, Close Racing Supply, North Star Unlimited, 5th St. Sunoco, Jen's Pink Zebra, Ruhlman Race Cars, and Premier Communications.

Zach Morrow was the second winningest driver as he was able to win three features in 2019, which was one more than 2018. Morrow was also able to improve his point finish from third to second, which earned him $2,500. The 29-year-old Gibsonia, Pa. driver has found a lot of success at nearby Lernerville, where he's captured four of his five career wins. He also picked up his first career win at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in 2019, which propelled him to the track title at the "Monster Half-Mile".

After making several end of the year starts in 2018, Brian Woodhall completed his first full season of RUSH Sprint Car racing this past season. The 35-year-old Apollo, Pa. driver captured his first career RUSH win on June 22 at Sharon then later in the season won the first ever RUSH Sprint Car race at New York's Ransomville Speedway on September 13. Woodhall, who was one of only three drivers with multiple wins in 2019, earned $1,750 for finishing third in points.

Jeremy Weaver really came on throughout his first season of RUSH Sprint Car racing. The 18-year-old Stoneboro, Pa. racer competed for four full seasons in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division. After some early season Mod starts this year, Weaver moved over to the RUSH Sprint Car division full-time driving for longtime Modified and Sprint Car owner Ted Hull. Weaver picked up the $300 "Empire State Classic" championship in mid-September then won his first career Sprint feature the following Saturday at Pittsburgh. He'd go on to finish fourth in the final standings for $1,500.

After helping his father Chad during the inaugural 2018 season, Kevin Ruhlman made his Sprint Car debut in 2019. The 17-year-old competed in the RUSH Pro Mod division in 2016 and 2017. Driving his father's 2018 championship Sprint Car, Kevin had a tremendous year with 8 top 5s and 12 top 10s in 13 starts to finish fifth in points. His best finish was a third three times, which came at Bradford, Pittsburgh, and Sharon. Kevin will go down in history as the inaugural RUSH Sprint "Futures Cup" Champion.

The three other drivers to pick up their first career RUSH Sprint Car victories were Brad Blackshear, John Mollick, and Andy Feil. Blackshear, a former Econo Mod standout, won an exciting feature on June 30 at Old Bradford Speedway, while his brother Brandon matched a season best third that night. Brad would go on to finish 10th in points for the second straight year.

Mollick's win was aboard Scott Clever's #4J on July 27 at Pittsburgh- a track that he's had so much success in driving a RUSH Late Model for Bob Bentz. Feil's win meanwhile came on August 24 at Sharon in one of the best RUSH Sprint races of all-time when he out-dueled Brian Ruhlman after nearly a race-long side-by-side battle for the lead. Feil drove the John Mahoney/Larry Eckart #9J to eighth in points in his first year of RUSH.

Other newcomers to the RUSH Sprint division in 2019 included Matt Sherlock III, Brian Hartzell, Nolan Groves, Brad Church, Greg Beach, Ryan Fraley, and Frank Wilson. Groves finished second in the "Futures Cup" standings.

The RUSH Sprint Car drivers will celebrate their 2019 accomplishments at the awards banquet on January 25 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center. The 2020 season will get underway on April 11 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV for "RUSH Night".

FINAL 2019 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. CHAD RUHLMAN 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1310 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1280 5. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 6. Brandon Blackshear 1243 7. Shawn Smith 1227 8. Andy Feil 1221 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1194 12. Dave Hawkins 1185 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1171 15. Tyler Powell 1142 16. Brian Ruhlman 959 17. Nolan Groves 850 18. Brandon Hawkins 775 19. John Mollick 763 20. Scott Hawkins 673.

FINAL 2019 "Futures Cup" Points: 1. KEVIN RUHLMAN 1251 2. Nolan Groves 850.

FINAL 2019 "Empire State Classic" Points presented by CNC Specialties, Intense Fab & Pace Performance: 1. JEREMY WEAVER 266 2. Brian Woodhall 257 3. Zach Morrow & Brandon Blackshear 254 5. Arnie Kent 251 6. Steve Pedley 248 7. Dave Hawkins 245 8. Matt Sherlock III 243 9. Brian Hartzell 240 10. Brad Blackshear 236 11. Shawn Smith 178 12. Tyler Powell & Chad Ruhlman 170 14. Kevin Ruhlman 166 15. Andy Feil 156 16. Nolan Groves 151 17. Brad Church 84.

The 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 Wedge Motorsports.

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 Sprint Series website is www.rushracingsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 


 

Carson and Larson Give Dyson A Classic Super Team

It is now official, American NASCAR Star Kyle Larson will join 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Runner-Up and Carson Macedo in what is a potent two-car team for Singleton, NSW based car owner Sean Dyson.

The entry forms have been lodged, with Dyson having put all of the logistical pieces of the puzzle together to launch an audacious assault on the 2020 version of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Both Macedo and Larson will have immaculately prepared KPC Chassis, with KRE Race Engines supplying the horsepower with Macedo having already shown some great car speed at Sydney Speedway during Speedweek. He has also been somewhat of a dominant force in a Speedcar (Midget) for car owner Dyson over the same period.

The team will enjoy the backing of Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions, Empire Machinery and Heritage Farming.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Star Larson, will need no introduction to Carson Macedo, with the young Californian having spent the 2019 World of Outlaws Tour at the wheel of the Kyle Larson Racing No.2, finishing sixth in the points championship.

Macedo who won his Classic preliminary night in 2019, before recording an 11th place finish in the Sunday night Classic final, enjoyed a strong season on the Outlaw Tour with four feature race wins from 16 top five results.

Larson himself contested a small number of Outlaw events, recording wins at Fairbury Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway as a part of his limited schedule. He also managed a win with the All-Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Speedway in Ohio.

Since the completion of the 2019 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which saw the native of Elk Grove, California finish sixth in Championship points, having made the prestigious Championship Chase with one Race win at Dover International Speedway on October 6, Larson has been plying his craft predominantly in Speedcar (Midget) competition.

Prior to Christmas Larson dominated the Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, Missouri, before travelling to New Zealand to compete in the hotly contested World Midget Series.

Larson will return to the US prior to the Classic for the Chili Bowl before embarking on his first trip to Australia since 2015-16, with his only previous Classic appearance being as a virtual unknown back in 2012 when he drove for Victorian car owner/driver Brett Milburn.

Macedo has been a regular at the Classic with 2020 set to be his fifth consecutive appearance at Sungold Stadium for the major Sprintcar weekend of the summer.

Since debuting at the Classic for Victorian car owner Dave Challons in 2016, which resulted in an 8th place run in B-Main 1, Macedo has made the last three Classic finals, placing 13th in 2017, 2nd in 2018 and 11th in 2019 while campaigning for Sean and Felicity Dyson and the Dyson Motorsport Outfit.

Dyson himself is no stranger to the Classic and indeed victory lane with another Californian in Tim Kaeding having spectacularly taken the N99 to victory in 2014, while Paul McMahan has also been entrusted with the reigns of Dyson’s equipment prior to Macedo filling the role.

Now with Carson Macedo and Kyle Larson as teammates and with both drivers having designs on coming to the Classic for one thing and one thing only – A Classic Win, it promises to add a very exciting dimension to what is looking like being a very strong field for the 48th running of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 24, 2020 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

Tickets for the Classic are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au with three and single night ticket options available.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday January 23, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from the Warrnambool side gates from 9am on Friday January 24, 2020.

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Finale All Day Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 4, 2020) - The 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout finale has arrived with a busy day of action inside the River Spirit Expo Center set to wrap up the micro sprint spectacle.

A total of 65 events remain before the coveted Golden Driller is handed out to the winner of each of the seven divisions competing. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to offer live Pay-Per-View video with the action beginning at 9 a.m. (Central). Opening Ceremonies for the night competition is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central).

The broadcast, which is only $24.99, features multiple cameras, replays and more.

More than 250 races have been contested during the first three days of the Tulsa Shootout. The record entry count has been dwindled down to B Mains, qualifying races, Last Chance A Main qualifiers and the championship A Mains.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor for the Tulsa Shootout broadcasts with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors.

Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles will be in the announcing booth with Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook serving as the pit reporters for the Tulsa Shootout.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will be back Jan. 13-18 for a live Pay-Per-View stream from the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. That event currently has 341 entries of drivers from around the world set to battle.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets 2020 Schedule

Belleville, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League campaign rolls out a 39-event schedule, tackling 2020 with the tour invading Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. An action-packed 2020 includes a handful of first-time events, historic midget jewels, and traditional POWRi outings.

As has been tradition for the past several years, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will join up with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets to open 2020 with the Seventh Annual Turnpike Challenge. A star-studded annual event, the Turnpike Challenge is the place to be as fans and drivers alike are itching to get their outdoor racing thrill.

Opening with Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 26th, the National Midgets will spar with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League for night one of four. I-44 Riverside Speedway is set to host two nights in a row with Port City Raceway rounding out the Turnpike Challenge on Sunday. Previously, everyone has been gunning for Christopher Bell, who has a total of nine TPC victories. In 2019 Bell was only able to capture one of four nights with Logan Seavey taking two and Jonathan Beason trumping Bell as the duo collided coming to the line at Port City for the TPC finale.

April 17th and 18th will feature the inaugural Little Rock Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas. A facility that always has good side-by-side racing, Arkansas will get a late Easter present in the form of a double-dose of both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues.

The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, a fan-favorite doubleheader weekend, will kick off the month of May at Valley Speedway on May 1st and round out the weekend with the annual appearance at the title-sponsor owned Lucas Oil Speedway, labeled the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," on May 2nd for the Open Wheel Showdown.

The Ninth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will again host five nights of racing. A crown jewel in its own right, POWRi Illinois SPEED Week displays some of the best midget racing in the world, attracting drivers from around the globe. Belle-Clair Speedway will once again serve as the SPEED Week opener on Wednesday, June 10th. The League will then head to Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, June 11th and then Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 12th before Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 13th. POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will conclude on Sunday, June 14th at Fayette County Speedway.

New for 2020, POWRi will invade Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, June 27th for the Class Track Mania. A solo appearance at Tri-State, this will be the first scheduled visit for the POWRi National Midgets to Tri-State since 2015.

Rich in heritage and tradition, Angell Park Speedway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League on Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th for the 39th Annual Pepsi Nationals.

What has grown into a staple in the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League schedules, Valley Speedway will host the Fourth Annual Thunder in the Valley on July 11th and 12th. New for 2020, the POWRi National and West Midgets will precede Valley Speedway with a visit to Humboldt Speedway on July 10th.

A fan-thrilling favorite, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the World of Outlaws for the Iron Man weekend doubleheader on August 7th and 8th.

Other notable events include July 24 and 25 alongside the All Star Sprints at Jacksonville Speedway and Tri-City Speedway.

2020 will continue to be dotted with key events of the League's traditional schedule, including the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 22nd, the Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway on September 5th, and the Charlene Meents Memorial on September 6th.

Rounding out the season, Creek County Speedway will host the Season Championship/Fall Fling for both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League.

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

Thur, March 26* Creek County Speedway - Turnpike Challenge
Fri, March 27* I-44 Speedway - Turnpike Challenge
Sat, March 28 *I-44 Speedway - Turnpike Challenge
Sun, March 29*Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge
Fri, April 17* I-30 Speedway - Little Rock Nationals
Sat, April 18* I-30 Speedway - Little Rock Nationals
Fri, May 1* Valley Speedway - MO, Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 2* Lucas Oil Speedway - Open Wheel Showdown
Sat, May 16 Macon Speedway - Midwest Season Opener
Fri, May 22 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, May 23 Belle-Clair Speedway - Knepper Memorial
Wed, June 10 Belle-Clair Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Thur, June 11 Lincoln Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 12 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 13 Macon Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week Sun, June 14 Fayette County Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 27 Tri-State Speedway - Class Track Mania
Sat, July 4 Angell Park Speedway - Pepsi Nationals
Sun, July 5 Angell Park Speedway - Pepsi Nationals
Fri, July 10* Humboldt Speedway
Sat, July 11* Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Sun, July 12* Valley Speedway - Thunder In The Valley
Fri, July 24 Jacksonville Speedway - All Star Sprints
Sat, July 25 Tri-City Speedway - All Star Sprints
Fri, July 31 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, Aug 1 Macon Speedway
Fri, Aug 7 I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 8 I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Fri, Aug 21 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, Aug 22 Macon Speedway - Camfield Memorial
Sat, Sept 5* Belle-Clair Speedway - Meents Memorial
Sun, Sept 6* Belle-Clair Speedway - Meents Memorial
Fri, Sept 11 Jacksonville Speedway - Herb Barlow Memorial
Sat, Sept 12 Spoon River Speedway - Tom Knowles Memorial
Sat, Sept 19 Fairbury Speedway
Fri, Oct 2 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, Oct 3 Belle-Clair Speedway
Fri, Oct 16* Creek County Speedway - Fall Fling/Season Championship
Sat, Oct 17* Creek County Speedway - Fall Fling/Season Championship
Co-Sanction - *POWRi West

 

 

Californian Kalib Henry to Run For 97 Champ!

The 1997 Classic has long been regarded as one of the most memorable, for any number of reasons, but none more so than for the now iconic images of an elated Trevor Green alighting from the Green Brothers Racing S4 as the Classic Champion.

Now as Green Brothers Racing celebrates 30 years of Racing, Trevor is filling the more recent role as car-owner for Sacramento, California’s Kalib Henry, who will make his first appearance at the Classic as a part of a strong contingent of American drivers.

In 2019 alone 20-year-old Henry has been in high demand, running in a variety of different events for as many as six different car owners, with three of those six car owners being able to see their car in victory lane with thanks to their young drivers talent.

Having finished second in the Placerville Track Championship points in 2019, Henry’s season featured 10 Quick Time awards, 19 top fives and 31 top ten results – not bad for someone competing in the Sprintcar hot bed that is California.

His career began, as many of the most talented Californian’s have, in Outlaw Karts and for his trip to Australia he will have the support of his father Mike, a former racer himself, who will no exactly what Kalib wants in the car, while Trevor’s knowledge of Australian Tracks and racing strategy will be invaluable.

For their tilt at the Classic the immaculate Green Bros. Racing USA4 will have the support of ADRAD, Freightmaster, Lewiston Haulage and Maxwill Racing Engines.

While a strong contingent of American’s continues to grow for the Classic weekend, the local talent pool continues to grow with entry numbers already surpassing 70 cars.

With Green having for so long campaigned the S4 entry, it is fitting that Lisa Walker also nominates for the Classic at this time.

Walker is hugely talented and a natural crowd favourite and will again have the Action Line Marking, Devil Race Karts, North East ISUZU and Iveco, Tatiara Truck and Trailers, Ennis-Flint, Gourmet Poultry and Develo_Pro Triple X ready to roll.

West Australian speedster Ben Ellement is another set to make the trek across the Nullabor as he looks to campaign the Mat Muir owned W53 entry.

Ellement last contested the Classic 2017, where he managed a B-Main finish.

In 2020 Mat Muir and Ben Ellement and the team come to Warrnambool with some solid performances under their belts and with the support of Territory Plant Hire, National Karate Academies, South West Conveyancing, United Fluid Power, MMS Civil and Dicko’s Welding.

Sydney’s Daniel Sayre is another of the New South Welshman returning to the Classic in the always immaculately presented N16 entry.

Sayre will come to the Classic for Aussie Forklifts, Endeavour Liquid Waste, Atlantic Oil. C & S Engineering and Toolmaking and PASS Powdercoating.

Popular Eureka Sprintcar Series regular Eddie Lumbar will again attempt to tame the Classic aboard the N36 Scott Inglis powered Eagle.

Lumbar has endured a love-hate relationship with the Classic over his career, however he will aim to put his best foot forward for his partners Steelpipes Australia, Roundabout Tyres, Graham Thomson Motors and Halmark Tyres.

Tasmanian Kurt Luttrell returns to Mainland Sprintcar competition for the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with the hard charging Luttrell set to pilot the Challenge Motors Service Centre, Oval Track Services and Fuchs Oil, T45 Eagle against Australia’s best.

Allansford’s very own Jake Smith is amongst the latest batch of Victorian’s to commit to the rapidly approaching Classic.

Smith who recently returned from injury has shown exceptional car speed of late and will be looking to lock the V72 Mepunga Grains, Warrnambool Goodyear, Dairytech Nutrition and Chris Smith Concreting Maxim into the show.

One local driver that has been a model of consistency on the back of some excellent qualifying runs is Warrnambool’s Robbie Paton.

Paton who missed the 2019 Classic through injury will enjoy the familiar surroundings of his home track as he wheels the Ab-Tech Plumbing and Excavation Triple X into action.

Charles Hunter is back and wil again campaign the beautifully presented Heath Hunter Motorsport V73 Maxim with a KRE Race Engine providing the horses!!

The team will be running for Paintworx, Buzzard Engineering, Main Street Café, Winchelsea, RAK Davis Contracting, Willis and Benson, Elements Decks and Gardens, Translog, Hoppers Stoppers, Parr Motorsport and SWIVVS Lockers.

Charles finished 7th in B-Main in 2019.

Another driver who didn’t contest the Classic in 2019 but is locked in for action this year is the driver of the VA75 ART Chassis David Donegan.

Donegan has found his feet in the Eureka Sprintcar Series over the past couple of seasons and in more recent times has visited Sydney Speedway to further hone his craft.

For the Classic the team will have backing from Outer Eastern Steel, Donnaz Undergrounds, Prostyle Carpentry and Mintbuild Australia.

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

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

13TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW TO MOVE TO PALMER PARK MALL IN EASTON, PA, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 8

It is with great disappointment that after twelve successful years, The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will not be returning to the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Two days before Christmas, the Phillipsburg Mall merchants were notified that they need to vacate the property, and the Mall will be closing.

"It is a disappointment, but not a surprise as the activity at the Mall has seen a decline over the past two years," commented event organizer Bob Miller. "I learned of the closing at the same time the merchants were notified."

"We had dates and an unsigned contract for the 2020 show since May 2019 and intentionally did not announce the 2020 show dates in anticipation of the disappointing decision."

The show organizers contacted the Palmer Park Mall in October as a contingency plan, and they are welcoming this event with open arms.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area.

Race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484 772 7184 for entry details.

Move-In will take place on Thursday night, March 5, at 9 PM. The show will run all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with cars and displays moving out at 6 PM on March 8.

We do wish to thank the staff and ownership of the Phillipsburg Mall. They were great friends to the show, and we enjoyed a great working relationship, especially with the security team who went out of their way every year to make us feel welcome and accommodate all our needs.

More details will be provided shortly.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Providing Live Video Stream of All 130 Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Races on Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 2, 2020) - One of the busiest days of racing all year is underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where the second day of the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout features 130 races.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is airing live Pay-Per-View video coverage Thursday and throughout the remainder of the event, which concludes on Saturday when the champion will be crowned in each of the seven divisions. The broadcasts showcase multiple cameras, replays and more.

Each day of the Tulsa Shootout is only $24.99.

The first 48 races of the event occurred on Wednesday when 406 drivers from 31 states and Australia competed at least once. Ryan Timms and Xavier Doney were the only drivers to win multiple races.

Thursday's coverage begins at 9 a.m. local and concludes with the 178 th race later in the evening. Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor for the broadcasts with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors for the Tulsa Shootout.

Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles will be in the announcing booth with Brandon Hahn and Scott Cook serving as the pit reporters for the Tulsa Shootout.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will also provide a live Pay-Per-View stream for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which is Jan. 13-18. That event will showcase more than 325 of the top competitors throughout a half-dozen countries in a variety of racing divisions.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

 

 

KRUSEMAN MOTORSPORTS ENTERS FOUR CARS IN CHILI BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS

(Ventura, CA, January 2, 2020) Ventura, California’s Kruseman Motorsports has entered four cars in the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The six-day racing extravaganza will begin with preliminaries running from Monday, January 13th through Friday, January 17th. The finals will be on Saturday, January 18th.

Cory Kruseman, owner of Kruseman Motorsports and a two-time winner of the Chili Bowl (2000 and 2004), is pleased to announce that Gage Rucker, Tony Gaulda and Andrew Carlson will drive three of the potent midgets he is taking to Tulsa. The other car is still available to rent.

Exciting racer Rucker, who resides in Bellflower, Missouri, will be a part of the Kruseman team at the Chili Bowl for the second year in a row. A talented kart racer, he made six midget starts in 2019 between January’s Chili Bowl, the USAC National Midget Series and the Bay Cities Racing Association. At the Chili Bowl, the young driver will once again be piloting the #11K car.

The team is excited to welcome Gaulda and sponsor ProCrop1 to the Chili Bowl and possibly some sprint car races in 2020. The Hollister, California racer, who rose through the ranks starting in karts and micro sprints, will be making his Tulsa debut. He notched three wins in three states in 2019 and placed fifth in the Sprint Car Challenge Series standings. The 20-year-old also finished 12th in The Placerville Speedway 360-winged sprint car standings despite not racing the full schedule.

Like Gaulda, the team is also eager to join forces with Carlson who will likewise be making his Chili Bowl debut. The 27-year-old is a professional snowmobile and off-road racer. >From Elk River, Minnesota, he began racing snowmobiles as a four-year-old and got into off-road racing at 15 in UTV’s. Not only will it be the first Chili Bowl for the Snowcross and X-Games competitor, but it will also be his initial time competing in a Midget.

Each of the drivers will have a practice session (possibly two) on Monday afternoon. All will race in one of the preliminary nights (Monday through Friday) and come back for the finale on Saturday.

“We are excited about the 2020 Chili Bowl,” owner Kruseman said. “Right now, we have three talented drivers who have all done well in their respective racing disciplines. They are all very capable of doing good in Tulsa. In addition, we still have my own personal #21K with an open seat. Anyone who is interested in competing in this great midget event can contact me using the information at the top of this release.”

Kruseman Motorsports would like to thank the following team sponsors for making its annual trek to the Chili Bowl possible. Lucas Oil, PureCrop1, Kwik Change Products, Sander Engineering, A.R.P., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K-1 Race Gear and K&N Filters.

The 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will take place on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The 448,000 square foot structure is one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world. Fans who cannot attend the Chili Bowl can watch all six nights via pay per view on the Racin Boys Network http://www.racinboys.com/). In addition, Saturday’s finale will be shown live on MAVTV.

Those who would like to learn to drive a sprint car or a midget or who would like to race in actual competition in 2020, can visit the website https://kruseman.com/ or call (805) 207-8700.

This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports. For information on releases to help your racing program, please E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com or call (909) 226-7768.

 

 

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER ARENA TRANSFORMED INTO SPEEDWAY; CONCRETE BARRIERS ERECTED, SYRUP APPLIED TO TRACK SURFACE, FENCE BUILT FOR MORE THAN 100 RACE CARS TO ATTACK FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

ALLENTOWN, PA January 2, 2020. . . The PPL Center Arena in downtown Allentown, PA, is most often groomed with a Zamboni, smoothing the ice for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms home games.

This past Thursday afternoon, a small army of skilled race track preparers descended on the concrete arena floor erecting portable ‘jersey barriers’ to form a race track, attaching a ‘catch fence’ around the speedway and applying soda syrup to the floor, which acts as a traction compound.

Within just a few hours, the venue for the first Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels was created, awaiting over 100 TQ Midget, Slingshot and Champ Kart race teams.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels opens its 2020 season this weekend, Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA.

Tickets for the fifth annual Ironton Telephone sponsored two day event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

The Allentown Indoor schedule calls for 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.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA and Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, won the Friday and Saturday PPL Center TQ Midget features in 2019.

As a Saturday bonus. Marco Andretti will make an appearance to shake down a TQ Midget, then sign autographs in the arenas Fan Fest Zone.

Those with free Fan Fest tickets will allowed on to the racing floor of the center to get a close up look at all the race cars competing that night as well as collect autographs. These free Fan Fest tickets are available by clicking the “Fan Fest Option” when ordering tickets on-line or when purchasing them at the box office.

The Allentown race is the first of four events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

After the two race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The “Concrete Series” season finale us on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Exposition 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 race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 Wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay.

The event in Allentown is supported by great sponsors Ironton Telephone, BELFOR Property Restoration, Future Homes, Ironton Auto Body and E. Schneider & Sons Inc. Additional support is provided by Action Track USA, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pocono Raceway, Aqua Duck Water Transport, Miller Motorsports, Doggy Style Hot Dogs & More, Pioneer Pole Buildings, All American Property Maintenance and Area Auto Racing News.

 

 

Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE WITH OUR THANKS

SUNOCO RACE FUELS AND INSINGER PERFORMANCE, A LONG TIME SPONSOR, WILL BE ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 2, 2020 . . . Again this year Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance will be attracting a huge amount of attention with their eye popping display located at the main entrances of the 36th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Racecar and Trade Show. The three day show, January 17th through January 19th, is set for the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. For the eighth year in a row Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance is a major sponsor of the of the show that fills more than 200,000 square feet of the Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Insinger Performance is a master distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels. They offer all products from Sunoco found at www.racegas.com. They also are the number 1 supplier of 99.9% Methanol in the northeast US. They service the Racing Industries as well as the Oil & Gas Industry with the purest methanol available.

Insinger Performance was started in 1987 by Bruce Insinger as the Owner and CEO of the company. Bruce has grown the business by creating a network of dealers that extend from Maryland into Canada. Through hard work and customer satisfaction the business, headquartered in Dushore, PA, has grown steadily every year.

Five different sports participants will be representing Sunoco and Insinger during the show.

Boyertown, PA’s Mike Gular, winner of the prestigious Freedom 76 Modified Classic and a Thunder on the Hill Modified race at Grandview Speedway this past season and the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion in 2018 will have his race car on display. He also won the prestigious STSS Hard Clay finale in 2018 and was a regular on the North and South STSS circuits. Mike took these checkered flags while burning Sunoco Race Fuel supplied by Insinger Performance.

DJ Cox will have his Top Alcohol NHRA Funny Car on display. The Whiteford, MD has fielded a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.

Worner and Sons Motorsports will be showing off their NHRA Super Stock Camaro which was driven by Byron and Bryan Worner. Byron won the NHRA Super Stock World title in 2013 while Bryan won the 2007 and 2015 NHRA Division One champion. Twelve wins have been earned in NHRA division title events between the two drivers. All success has come while using Sunoco fuels.

Raver Motorsports/Agile Auto and Performance of Forest Hill, MD will be showing off their Road Course Prototype. The Superlite Coupe has been successfully campaigning the car with the National Autosport Association in the Super Unlimited Class along with Real Time Attack, Gridlife and SCCA events. The 427 C.I. Chevrolet LS engine performs on Stinger Race Fuels.

And filling out the huge display, located at the main entrance of the show, will be United Karting of Baltimore. This is a large, outdoor, asphalt track that caters to karts and mini-moto (motorcycles). The facility is a one stop shop for all karting needs.

The three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 show will have NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and former NASCAR Cup standout Kyle Petty appearing along with a large number of racing talents representing many different segments of the sport. Both Jarrett and Petty are NBC Sports TV broadcasters and will participate in Saturday autograph sessions.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2020 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway 100th Anniversary display created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian continues to grow becoming a major part of the popular show.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.

Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal. In addition there is the Li’l Miss Motorsports and a Big Wheel competition.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

Show attendees will be able to find free parking locations.

A few display spaces and room for race car displays remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

McCarl Racing Looks Back on a Successful 2019 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the calendar flipping to 2020, Terry, Austin, and Carson McCarl are able to look back at the 2019 racing season and call it a success for all three of them across the board.

With big support from Jetco, Searsboro Telephone, and Deanfield Farms, Carson McCarl was able to form Carson McCarl Racing back in February, and went on to make a big statement in his maiden voyage as an owner.

Picking up two wins in the Knoxville Raceway 360ci division, McCarl put together a brilliant body of work as he would claim the yearlong Championship, making him the only driver to claim a 305ci title and a 360ci title at the historic facility.

Being a start up team, McCarl would make the most of what he had to start the year, as his first win of the season came with an 11 year old Cressman Ford engine.

Able to make one 410 points appearance at the track, Carson McCarl would earn quick time honors before finishing 11th in the feature. Using those notes and seat time, C. McCarl would perform well at the Knoxville Nationals, as he would qualify for the ‘B’ at the biggest race of the year.

To top off a great season on the track, it was also great off the track as Carson got engaged to girlfriend, Peyton Dollansky, truly making 2019 a memorable year.

Austin McCarl too had a strong season in 2019 aboard the Van Baaly/Oldham, Kolthoff Electric TMAC Motorsports No. 17A machine, as well as for TKS Motorsports.

Coming off the 2018 Knoxville Raceway Championship, McCarl looked for a repeat performance, and found himself in the mix for the title until the track’s final event of the season. Coming up a little short of his goal, McCarl would end up third in points trailing Brian Brown, and father Terry on the final rundown.

Picking up and IRA win at the Jackson Motorplex, McCarl would have his elbows up during the Knoxville 360 Nationals as he finished second in the ‘B’, and went on to charge from 22nd to finish 12th and earn Hard Charger honors for the event.

Aside from driving duties, McCarl would also do some good work on the wrenches with TMAC Motorsports, as well as with Country Builders Racing in California.

Teaming up with Destiny Motorsports in 2019, Terry McCarl had a very good year aboard the MonDak Portables/TheSnowPlow.com entry.

Winning six races in six different states during the season, TMAC would pick up his fourth Ronald Laney King of the 360’s Title, his 59th Career Knoxville Raceway 410ci win (3rd All Time), his 2nd career Harry Neitzel Memorial at Dodge Co. Speedway, his first ever win at Texas Motor Speedway with the ASCS National Tour, an NCRA win in Kansas, and an ASCS Warrior Region triumph in Missouri.

Finishing second in Knoxville Raceway points, TMAC also was the All Iowa Points Champion for the decade.

As a family the McCarl’s also accomplished a pair of goals on the year. All three of them qualified for the Knoxville 360 Nationals feature, and the trio each piloted the TMAC Motorsports No. 17A machine to the Sprint Invaders Owners Championship.

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, TMAC Motorsports, and Carson McCarl Racing are seeking marketing partners for the No. 4, the No. 17A, and the No. 27 entries. Please do not hesitate to reach out if interested.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

INDYCAR STAR MARCO ANDRETTI TO RETURN TO PPL CENTER SATURDAY TO SHAKE DOWN THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET; FAN FEST AUTOGRAPH SIGNING TO FOLLOW

ALLENTOWN, PA January 1, 2020 . . . Marco Andretti, a third generation driver, son of Michael Andretti and grandson of legendary Mario Andretti, will demonstrate his driving talents inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center this Saturday, January 4 when he shakes down a TQ Midget.

Andretti, a 14-time Indianapolis 500 qualifier, will sign autographs for fans during the on track Fan Fest between 5:30 and 6:30 PM followed by some hot laps around the arena floor speedway prior to the start of the racing program at 7 PM.

Those with free Fan Fest tickets will be allowed on to the racing floor of the arena to get a close up look at all the race cars competing that night as well as collect autographs. These free Fan Fest tickets are available by clicking the “Fan Fest Option” when ordering tickets on-line or when purchasing them at the box office.

Andretti drove friend Kyle Lick’s TQ Midget for the first time two years ago inside the PPL Center and impressed onlookers. He’ll be back behind the wheel of Lick’s No. 8 on Saturday prior to him driving it in the competitive program that will follow.

“I didn’t know what to expect but the car was very comfortable once I got it up to speed,” Andretti remarked after the January 5, 2018 test. “I’d like to drive in one of these races but I have contracts that don’t allow me to do that.”

Andretti noted at the time that the power-to-weight ratio of a TQ to an IndyCar is approximately the same.

Andretti is a veteran of 14 Indianapolis 500 mile races with his best finish coming in his rookie year, 2006 when he was second. He was third in 2008, 2010 and 2014. Marco has two career IndyCar Series victories, at Sonoma in 2006 and at Iowa Speedway in 2011.

TQ Midget racing and Indoor Auto Racing competition are nothing new to the Andretti family. Marco’s grandfather Mario won a TQ event inside N.J.’s Teaneck Armory in 1962. He also won in the TQ Midgets outdoors at N.J.’s Pine Brook Stadium before embarking on his legendary, internationally known Hall of Fame career.

Marco began racing in Go-Karts at the former Flemington, N.J. Speedway, on an infield road course. He quickly advanced to become the youngest ever IndyCar driver at the age of 19 as a teammate to his father Michael.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels opens its 2020 season this weekend, Friday and Saturday, January 3-4 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA.

Tickets for the fifth annual Ironton Telephone sponsored Queen City two day event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

The Allentown Indoor schedule calls for 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. The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA and Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, won the Friday and Saturday PPL Center TQ Midget features in 2019.

The Allentown race is the first of four events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

After the two race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The “Concrete Series” season finale us on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Exposition 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 race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 Wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay. Erick Rudolph. four time Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels champion, is also the defending winner of this event, proving his indoor racing skills span both dirt and concrete events.

Tickets for all four venues can be obtained now through information available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com along with special host hotel rates.

The event in Allentown is supported by great sponsors Ironton Telephone, BELFOR Property Restoration, Future Homes, Ironton Auto Body and E. Schneider & Sons Inc. Additional support is provided by Action Track USA, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pocono Raceway, Aqua Duck Water Transport, Miller Motorsports, Doggy Style Hot Dogs & More, Pioneer Pole Buildings, All American Property Maintenance and Area Auto Racing News.

Join these companies in supporting the event in Allentown or at any of the future events by contacting Danny Sammons at the series office at danny@aarn.com or 609-888-3618. Corporate sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget.

 

 

2020 RACE DATES SET FOR 31ST SEASON OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway in 2020 for its thirty-first season. Another year of premier events will make-up the 2020 Thunder Series to include all the fan-favorite shows, plus the first-ever Trick or Treat Triple 20's for Modifieds joined by the Sportsman to highlight the October MODS at the MADHOUSE season finale.

The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has presented 137 events since its inception in August 1990 and is known for bringing the top racing divisions and top touring series to Grandview Speedway. In 2020, that tradition continues with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints and Midgets, the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series, Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions, and the Grandview NASCAR 358 Modifieds all scheduled for events.

In the past, the Thunder Series also presented the WoO Sprints and Late Models, SCRA, CRA, DirtCar, ROC Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, and MASS Sprint cars. In most cases, these events have two top divisions sharing the main event, making it a must-see show.

The 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 24, with the 23rd Annual Modified Traffic Jam joined by the Sportsman. The series continues on Tuesday, June 9, when the USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Series invades Grandview for the annual Jesse Hockett Classic, co-headlined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. A fan-favorite event, the USAC non-wing stars put on a race like no other at the Grandview Speedway.

Always one of the most anticipated events at Grandview is the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speedweek alongside the NASCAR 358 Modifieds on Tuesday, June 30. The Speedweek 35 lap feature, known as the Hodnett Cup, is dedicated to the memory of sprint car great Greg Hodnett. Fabricated from one of Greg's many trophies, the Hodnett Cup includes a base where names of future Hodnett Cup winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for the Victory Lane celebration. The race winner's name and event date are added, and the trophy will be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds.

The USAC Non-Wing Midgets will return to Grandview and the Thunder Series for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters on Tuesday, August 4. In 2019, the USAC Midgets put on thriller on a track that many fans say was designed for the Midgets. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds are also scheduled for this program.

Levan Machine and Truck Equipment will again present Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday, August 27, for the national touring series' fifth consecutive appearance at Grandview. The All Star 410 Sprints will chase a $5,000 first-place prize to win the 35 lap feature event. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be on the program as well.

The 2020 season finale will close out with the Mods at the Madhouse Trick or Treat Triple 20s for Modifieds. That's right; heat races will open the program leading to three twenty-lap Modified features in one night. The Sportsman will be part of this event on Saturday, October 17.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Sunday, May 24 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

23rd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM 40 Laps Plus Sportsman

Tuesday, June 9 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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.

 

 

Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Features Record Entry Count as RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Begins Live Video Stream of Marquee Event Wednesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 1, 2020) - Practice is underway with the first official races of the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout upcoming Wednesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A staggering 1,384 entries were turned in prior to practice, setting a new record by more than 100. In fact, non-wing outlaw, winged 'a' class and stock non-wing each have more than 300 entries for the first time. Winged outlaw, restricted 'a' class and junior sprints also set new records for entries.

The impressive car count hailing from 37 states and Australia are able to partake in a practice session prior to racing beginning later Wednesday as heat races for non-wing outlaw and restricted 'a' class kick off the action of the four-day event that concludes on Saturday.

All of the competition will be showcased via a live video stream from the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network. The broadcasts feature multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Lucas Oil Products is the RacinBoys title sponsor with Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, Driven Performance, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, MyRacePass.com, Impact Signs Awnings, Wraps and Specialty Sportswear as additional sponsors for the Tulsa Shootout.

Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles will be in the announcing booth with Brandon Hahn and Scott Cook serving as the pit reporters for the Tulsa Shootout.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will also provide a live Pay-Per-View stream for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which is Jan. 13-18. That event will showcase more than 325 of the top competitors throughout a half-dozen countries in a variety of racing divisions.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers Receiving 40 Races in January

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Dec. 31, 2019) - January will be a busy month for Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers, who will have 40 races to watch during the 31 nights of the opening month of the new year.

It begins on Wednesday - New Year's Day - when races in the United States, Australia and New Zealand will be broadcast via a live stream. Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., hosts five different divisions of race cars while Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Australia, welcomes the World Series Sprintcars and Huntly International Speedway in Huntly, New Zealand, features the United Truck Parts International Midget Series 40-lapper.

The ensuing action includes:

Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., showcases the 29th annual Ice Bowl from Friday through Sunday.

Western Springs Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand, hosts International Midgets on Friday and Sunday.

The New Zealand Superstock Champs is Friday and Saturday at Ocean View Speedway in Wanganui, New Zealand.

The 2nd annual Christmas Invitational featuring Pro Kart Indoor Racing is Saturday.

The World Series Sprintcars visit Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Australia, on Saturday; Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Charlton, Australia, on Sunday; and Fraser Shores Maryborough Speedway in Maryborough, Australia, on Jan. 7. Archerfield Speedway returns the series Jan. 10-11 for the Australian Open and Lismore Speedway in Lismore, Australia, showcases an event on Jan. 14.

Jan. 10-11 features the famed Battle at the Barn in Iowa along with the New Zealand Stockcars Champs at Greenstone Park Speedway in Greymouth, New Zealand.

The World Championship Snowmobile Derby is Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-19.

The MED Motorsports Barn Burner is Jan. 11-12 and Jan. 18-19.

Woodford Glen Speedway in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, showcases action Jan. 17-18.

A Day of Syrup coke syrup event is Jan. 18.

Rotorua Speedway in Ngongotaha Valley, New Zealand, features the World 240s Jan. 24-25.

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., hosts the Winter Challenge Jan. 25-26.

The month concludes with the opening night of the Winter Nationals at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Fla., on Jan. 31.

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.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Kicks Off Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Pay-Per-View This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 30, 2019) - The 35 th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout has arrived.

More than 1,200 entries have been submitted for the marquee micro sprint event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this Wednesday through Saturday. A total of 35 states are represented between the six divisions of race cars, with three of those classes featuring more than 250 drivers.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network returns as the official broadcasting partner of the event, airing live Pay-Per-View video throughout the four-day spectacle. The live stream features multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Following the Tulsa Shootout the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network returns to the building in the middle of January to broadcast the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which runs Jan. 13-18. That event will showcase more than 300 of the top competitors throughout a handful of countries in a variety of racing divisions.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Speedweek Finale Set for Jan 1 As More Classic Entries Roll In


The Grand Final for the Speedweek portion of Queensland Speedway Spares World Series Sprintcars will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Wednesday January 1, 2020 with thanks to our event partners Fresha.

With three rounds completed thus far, the Krikke Motorsport W2 entry of Kerry Madsen currently leads the way in the World Series Sprintcars points standings having accumulated 997 points from the three completed rounds.

This gives Madsen a 46-point buffer over the Round 3 Feature Race winner, James McFadden who will again return to Sungold Stadium in the Monte Motorsport W17 and the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26 of Californian, Cory Eliason.

One of the stand-out performers in the early rounds has been Brock Hallett who currently sits fourth in points just 51 points adrift of Madsen.

Brooke Tatnell aboard the Ray Scott racing V55 currently sits fifth, having cashed in with a feature race win in Round 2 at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway. Tatnell has banked 781 points.

The top ten at this point of the series is rounded out by Jock Goodyer (725 points), Pennsylvania’s Lucas Wolfe (719), Matt Egel (716), Jake Tranter (693) and Lachlan McHugh (666).

With another stout field set to be on hand for the Traditional New Year’s Day round of World Series Sprintcars, the likes of Darren Mollenoyux, Steven Lines, Jye O’Keeffe, Grant Anderson and Corey McCullagh will all be looking to upstage the Contracted World Series Sprintcars Stars.

On Wednesday the public gates will open at 3pm, with an Open Pit Walk between 3 and 4pm. Cars will then hit the track at 5pm.

The Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup with thanks to The Tyre Factory Warrnambool will also be a part of the program.

Admission is Adults $32; Concession $27; Children 10-15 $10 with Children 9 and Under admitted Free of Charge.

While all eyes are on tomorrow’s round of World Series Sprintcars, it is a trio of former World Series Contracted South Australian Drivers who head up the most recent batch of South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entries.

Luke Dillon who is always fast as highlighted by his 16th place finish in last January’s Classic final will drive his familiar Action Line Marking, South West Conveyancing, National Karate Academies, Maxwill Race Engines Scotcher Race Fuels and Will Ride S81 Triple X, joins fellow South Aussie’s Daniel Pestka and Ricky Maiolo in the field.

Pestka, like Dillon, will be aboard his family back S27 J&J with support from Devil Race Karts, Salt Building, Camden Signage and Building Solutions and The Commercial Hotel Strathalbyn.

Pestka finished the 2019 Classic with an appearance in B-Main 2, which saw him record a 20th place finish.

Ricky Maiolo returned to the cockpit of the distinctive TRG Transport backed S24 for World Series Sprintcars Speedweek and will be looking forward to the three-night Classic battle.

Hailing from Gawler in South Australia, Maiolo will set sail for Warrnambool with the support of not only TRG Transport, but also long time supporters Active Motor Wreckers, OTI, Gawler Body Works, MAN Trucks, Paint Tech and Voltem Contractors.

Young New South Welshman Jessie Attard will fly the flag again at the Classic for the Premier State.

Attard will be driving the N53 Triple X which will enjoy some Don Ott Race Engines horsepower for the Classic with support coming his way from Supreme Poultry, Blackshaw’s Smash Repairs and GTR Developments. Jessie finished the Classic of 2019 with a 13th place run in B-Main 1.

The Victorian contingent will be bolstered by the entries of David Aldersley and Mark Carlin.

Aldersley will drive the V64Triple X, with his teams partners FTW Group, Total Tools, SPCAULK Detailing sand Buzzard Engineering, while former Modified Production Star Mark Carlin is now beginning to successfully transition into the Sprintcar ranks, he too will tackle the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Carlin drives the beautifully presented Inglis Race Engines powered Triple X for Vickery Bros. Fertiliser and Shojun Concrete.

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

 

 

 

 

PIRTEK UMSS 2020 SCHEDULES COMING TOGETHER

 

The 2020 PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) schedules for the wing and traditional programs are still a work in progress, but are coming together nicely.  Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin

will once again serve as the home track of both programs with nine events for the wings and twenty events for the traditionals.

 

There will be more releases to come to fill in a few dates and announce the Red Cedar dates. Additional formal releases still to come about our Renegade brand including more series to be added, franchising our brand, Renegade Academy/University, Renegade-branded iRacing and Renegade TV.

 

Date

Track

Event

Class

Apr 04

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Season Opener

Traditionals

Apr 11

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

Apr 16

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary Opener Day 1

Traditionals

Apr 17

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary Opener Day 2

Traditionals

Apr 18

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary Opener Day 3

Traditionals

Apr 25

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

May 02

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Spring Sprint Car Special/Wing Season Opener -

With CRSS and IRA

Traditionals and Wings

May 09

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

School Bus Night

Traditionals

May 16

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

May 23

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

May 24

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

May 30

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

Jun 06

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 12

Princeton Speedway - Princeton, MN

Billy Anderson Memorial

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 13

Ogilvie Raceway - Ogilvie, MN

Davey Tabor Memorial

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 20

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Kids Night

Wings

Jun 25

Grand Rapids Speedway - Grand Rapids, MN

Northern Tour - With NRSS

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 26

Gondik Law Speedway - Superior, WI

Northern Tour - With NRSS

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 27

Hibbing Speedway - Hibbing, MN

Northern Tour/Rene Tribute - With NRSS

Traditionals and Wings

Jun 28

Proctor Speedway - Proctor, MN

Northern Tour - With NRSS

Traditionals

Jul 02

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

WoO

Wings

Jul 17

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

Jul 18

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

Jul 24

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

Jul 25

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

Aug 22

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

NASCAR Dash

Traditionals

Aug 28

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Traditional Challenge - With NRSS and CRSS

Traditionals and Wings

Aug 29

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Traditional Challenge - With NRSS and CRSS

Traditionals and Wings

Sep 04

River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND

Tundra Tour - With NRSS and WRSS

Traditionals

Sep 05

Greenbush Race Park - Greenbush, MN

Tundra Tour - With NRSS

Traditionals

Sep 06

Greenbush Race Park - Greenbush, MN

Tundra Tour - With NRSS

Traditionals

Sep 12

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Jerry Richert Memorial - With CRSS

Traditionals

Sep 17

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary 100

Traditionals and Wings

Sep 18

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary 100

Traditionals and Wings

Sep 19

Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI

Legendary 100

Traditionals and Wings

Sep 24

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

Sep 25

TBD

 

Traditionals and Wings

 

 

 

PureCrop1 continues dirt car racing support with Tony Gualda and Kruseman Motorsports.

By Gary Thomas

Modesto, CA – December 30, 2019…Northern California Sprint Car racer Tony Gualda is excited to confirm that he will pilot the PureCrop1 sponsored Kruseman Motorsports Midget and make his first career start at the upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 34th annual spectacle held inside the River Spirit Expo Center has been an event that Gualda has attended in the past, but now looks forward to getting his first taste behind the wheel coming up on January 13th through 18th.

“The Chili Bowl Nationals has always been an event I’ve wanted to compete at, so I can’t thank PureCrop1 and Kruseman Motorsports enough for making that a possibility,” Gualda commented. “The Chili Bowl has truly become a who’s who of dirt track racing and motorsports in general. After getting my first laps in the PureCrop1 sponsored midget at the Hangtown 100 in November, I am excited to hit the track in Tulsa next month. Hopefully we can put some good results together and have some fun along the way.”

PureCrop1 is a rapidly growing organic crop science formulation serving the premium fruits, vegetable and agriculture industry. PureCrop1 is also completely safe to use at home around children and pets. The company views dirt track motorsports as a great way to build the PureCrop1 brand and at the same time help build the awareness of dirt track motorsports.

“We are definitely thrilled to partner with Tony Gualda and Kruseman Motorsports at the Chili Bowl Nationals,” said Ray Drysdale Chairman of PureCrop1. “The Chili Bowl is a spectacular event and we couldn’t be happier to have Tony fly the PureCrop1 colors in Tulsa. With over 300 entrants and more than 15,000 spectators we feel it’s another great venue to get our PureCrop1 brand out there within the dirt track racing industry.”

Gualda picked up a trio of victories this past season in three different states, including his first career Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph early in the year at the Stockton Dirt Track. The now 20-year-old also finished fifth in the season long standings with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. Along the way he earned the SprintCarUnlimited.com Passing Masters Award for improving the most positions in feature competition.

Team owner Cory Kruseman also spoke about the partnership at the upcoming Chili Bowl saying, “I am really looking forward to having Tony run for us at the Chili Bowl as we show off some of our new colors with PureCrop1. Being a two-time winner of the event, I know it takes great partners, a great driver and a great team to get the job done.”

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire goes green on Monday January 13th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and showcases five preliminary qualifying nights leading up to Saturday’s championship finale. Over 300 cars are currently entered with live coverage taking place on www.racinboys.com through opening ceremonies on Saturday. After that MAVTV Motorsports Network picks up coverage for the remaining portion of the event. For a listing of channels and to request MAVTV visit www.mavtv.com

Upcoming Races-

January 13th-18th: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Social Spotlight-

To learn more about Tony Gualda log onto http://www.tonygualdamotorsports.com/home.html follow him on Twitter @tonygualda99 and for more information about PureCrop1 please visit their website at https://purecrop1.com/index.html

For all your event news regarding the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals simply visit www.chilibowl.com

GT Promotions-
GT Promotions is a media company focusing on public relations and social media management for motorsports venues, series, race teams and more. Since 2006 we have worked with numerous clients to boost exposure through our various channels. To inquire about becoming a part of the GT Promotions team simply email gary7n@sbcglobal.net & to keep up with our work follow https://twitter.com/garythomasGT

 

 

2019 All HammerDown! Team

– December 30, 2019. Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2019 All-HammerDown! Team. Brad Sweet, the Champion of the Racer’s Racing Series, heads the list of the 40 driver “team”. The All-HammerDown! Team includes drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s, Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big-race events. You have to finish in the top eleven positions in an A-Feature to score points. This year there were 165 drivers that earned points but only the top 40 receive All-HammerDown! status.

“I think it’s really cool that HammerDown! sets up a true racer’s racing series,” said Sweet, the 2019 World of Outlaws champion. “I know it doesn’t pay money or a big trophy but it’s all about pride. I have always watched the Racer’s Racing Series points and have always wanted to win it, so I’m pumped the last two years in a row that I have been able to hold the title.”

Two drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 17 years since the honor was created in 2003. The legendary duo is: Daryn Pittman, and Donny Schatz. Four drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Ryan Bernal, Logan Seavey, Logan Wagner, and Brock Zearfoss. The age range of the 40-driver team goes from Scelzi at age 18 to Jac Haudenschild at age 61.

The 2019 All-HammerDown! Team is dedicated to the memory of Dick Jordan and Kenny Takeuchi, two tireless supporters of Sprint Car and Midget racing that will be missed greatly.

The 17th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

Rico Abreu – St. Helena, CA. – Age 27. Abreu dominated the 2019 Trophy Cup (Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare CA.) on his way to his seventh consecutive All-HammerDown! honor. Rico also won the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare. In a midget, Abreu won his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl, and swept the action at I-55 (I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO.) in August. Rico won in California, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and even into Canada!
Jacob Allen – Hanover, PA. – Age 25. Allen made the All-HammerDown! Team in consecutive years after breaking through for the first time in 2018. Allen finished 12th in World of Outlaws points with a pair of top-five finishes. Jacob finished tenth at the World Finals (Charlotte Dirt Track, Concord, NC) and fourth in the Goofy’s Sprint Showdown (BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA.), late in the season, to secure his spot on the team.
Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK. – Age 29. Bacon made the All-HammerDown! Team for the tenth time in his career. He won the highly anticipated Corn Belt Nationals (USAC non-wing Sprint Cars) at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA.). He captured ten A-Main wins in 2019 and he finished in the top-ten in 71% of his races. Bacon was fourth in the Chili Bowl (Tulsa Expo, Tulsa, OK.) Saturday Feature.
Ryan Bernal – Hollister, CA. – Age 26. Bernal earned his first All-HammerDown! selection by coming through in the clutch. Bernal was fourth in the Hangtown 100 (Placerville Speedway, Placerville, CA.) and tenth at the Turkey Night Grand Prix (Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA.), the final two points earning events of the year. Ryan also scored with a fourth-place finish in the Peter Murphy Classic, and a ninth place run in the Corn Belt Nationals.
Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO. – Age 41. Brown made his ninth straight All-HammerDown! Team, winning five A-Mains, and his third Knoxville Raceway track championship in 2019. Brown beat the World of Outlaws in their annual mid-June stop at Knoxville. He was runner-up at the 360 Nationals. Brown continued to show his desire to compete by venturing to Pennsylvania where he was on the podium at the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (Selinsgrove Speedway, Penn Township, PA.)
Tyler Courtney – Indianapolis, IN. Age 25. “Sunshine” won the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. In a Sprint Car, he was victorious in the Smackdown at Kokomo (Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.). Courtney was runner-up in the USAC National Sprint Car points. He was second in the BC39 at the Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Speedway, IN.), and he won both the Midget and Sprint Car portions of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora (Eldora Speedway, New Weston, OH.)
Lance Dewease – Fayetteville, PA. – Age 54. Dewease won nine features in 2019 on his way to his tenth All-HammerDown! Team honor. The Hall of Fame member (2018) won two World of Outlaws A-Mains including the, $17,000 to-win, Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA.). Dewease finished second on the opening night of the National Open at “The Grove”. He was fourth in Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series points.
Danny Dietrich – Gettysburg, PA. – Age 31. Dietrich earned All-HammerDown! status for the seventh year in a row. He beat the World of Outlaws at Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ.) in May. He won the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway track championship. Dietrich captured the opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial (Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.), and the season-ending Goofy’s Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway. Dietrich won 15 A-Mains in 2019.
Cory Eliason – Selma, CA. – Age 28. Eliason made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third time in his career. He finished third in the final All-Star Circuit of Champions points, winning two A-Mains in the series. Eliason scored wins in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He finished second with the All-Stars in their Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN.) visit in late July. Eliason was on the podium at the Front Row Challenge (Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA.).
Shane Golobic – Fremont, CA. – Age 28. Golobic continued to define his role as one of the most versatile drivers in the nation. He won features in both 360 and 410 Sprint Cars, as well as in a midget. He beat the World of Outlaws in the 49’er Gold Rush (Placerville, CA.). He was runner-up in the 2019 Trophy Cup, and the NARC Champions Classic (Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA.). “Sugar Shane” won two SCCT (Sprint Car Challenge Tour) features, and one NARC/King of the West A-Main in 2019.
Justin Grant – Ione, CA. – Age - 29. Grant made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third year in a row. He won his preliminary night and finished third in the Chili Bowl finale. He was also third in the final Indiana Sprint Week points. Grant won six feature events (four in a Sprint Car, two in a midget), across three states.
David Gravel – Watertown, CT. – Age 27. Gravel won the Knoxville Nationals (Knoxville, IA.), and he swept the World Finals. He also took home big Pennsylvania wins with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup (Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA.), and the opening night of the National Open at Williams Grove. He finished third in the World of Outlaws final point standings, winning 12 features. Gravel finished in the top-ten in 84% of the WoO races contested in 2019.
Jac Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 61. After a five-year absence from the All-HammerDown! Team, the “Wild Child” returns to the list! Jac, at age 61, finished fifth in the final Trophy Cup points, eighth in the Kings Royal (Eldora Speedway), and tenth in the Brad Doty Classic (Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH.). He won a feature at Attica in May. Jac ties Sammy Swindell (age 61 in 2016) for the oldest age to make the All-HammerDown! Team.
Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 26. Sheldon finished seventh in World of Outlaws points, winning two A-Mains, with 21 top-five finishes. Haudenschild dazzled in a dominating drive to win the Iron Man 55 at I-55 Raceway. Sheldon was runner-up in the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove. He was a seventh-place finisher in the Knoxville Nationals.
Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA. Age 40. Brandon “Bud” Kaeding made the All-HammerDown! Team for the tenth time in his career. Bud finished second in the NARC King of the West points in 2019. He had six feature event wins on the season, five of them coming at Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA.), and one at Stockton in the NARC Champion’s Classic opener. Bud’s tenth place run at the Perris Oval Nationals (Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA.) put him over the top to make the team.
Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA. – Age 41. Tim finished fourth in the Knoxville Nationals and he won the NARC Champions Classic. He was runner-up in the Asparagus Cup, also at Stockton. Tim had seven World of Outlaws top-five finishes in a limited amount of starts. Kaeding is one of just six drivers that have made the All-HammerDown! Team 16 times.
Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA. Age 27. Larson won the Hangtown 100 and the Turkey Night Grand Prix among his 13 wins in Midgets and Sprint Cars. Larson won nine times as a midget pilot, and four times in a winged sprint car. His victories spanned seven states in the USA. He did all that while running NASCAR Cup full time.
C.J. Leary – Greenfield, IN. – Age 23. Leary won the 2019 USAC National Sprint Car championship on his way to his third All-HammerDown! selection. Leary won the Indiana Sprint Week title and he also captured the Perris Oval Nationals. He finished in the top-ten in 32 of 34 USAC National Sprint Car starts. Leary started the season with an eighth-place finish in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Carson Macedo – Lemoore, CA. – Age 23. Macedo earned his fourth All-HammerDown! Team selection. As a rookie on the World of Outlaws tour, Macedo finished sixth in the final points with four feature wins. He was named the series’ Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year. Macedo was runner-up at the 49’er Gold Rush at Placerville. He was on the podium on his Knoxville Nationals preliminary. He was fifth in a midget at the Turkey Night Grand Prix.
Ian Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 35. Madsen finished eighth in World of Outlaws points with one series win and 37 top-ten finishes. Madsen was strong in his WoO victory at Thunderbowl Raceway in March. Madsen was fourth with the Outlaws in their annual Las Vegas stop (Las Vegas Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV.) Ian started 78 A-Mains in the United States in 2019. This is his fifth All-HammerDown! Team selection.
Kerry Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 48. Madsen is the all-time international leader in making the All-HammerDown! Team. 2019 marks Kerry’s 13th selection. His best runs included a pair of wins at Knoxville Raceway, and an eleventh-place finish in the Knoxville Nationals. Madsen posted a fourth-place effort in the Jim Nace Memorial and a fourth-place finish with the All-Stars at Jackson Motorplex.
Brent Marks – Meyerstown, PA. - Age 29. Marks showed a knack for rising to BIG occasions. He scored the biggest win of his career by claiming the 2019 Williams Grove National Open. Marks was on the podium at the Kings Royal, and he was runner-up in the World of Outlaws visit to Nashville (Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville, TN.). Marks finished tenth in WoO points.
James McFadden - Ormeau, Queensland, Australia. - Age 30. McFadden earned his second All-HammerDown! nod after a tremendously strong second-half of the USA racing season. McFadden won seven features for Kasey Kahne Racing, including the 360 Nationals at Knoxville. McFadden beat the All-Stars at the Jackson Motorplex in late July, and he finished eighth in the 410 Knoxville Nationals.
Paul McMahan – Hendersonville, TN. – Age 49. McMahan earned his 16th career All-HammerDown! selection. He is one of only six drivers to earn that many career selections. He finished fifth in the All-Star Circuit of Champions point standings. McMahan stood on podiums in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in 2019. He finished seventh in the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA.)

Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK. – Age 41. Pittman is one of two drivers to make every All-HammerDown! Team (The other is Donny Schatz). Pittman finished fourth in World of Outlaws points in 2019, winning four WoO A-Mains. He was third in the Knoxville Nationals, just days after winning the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway. Pittman finished in the top ten in 73% of the WoO races contested in 2019.
Freddie Rahmer – Salfordville, PA. – Age 23. Freddie made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second year in-a-row. Rahmer captured nine A-Main victories in 2019. He finished second in the Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car point standings. Rahmer was runner-up in the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove.
Aaron Reutzel – Clute, TX. – Age 29. Reutzel had a spectacular season! He won his second consecutive All-Star Circuit of Champions points title in 2019. He captured 18 feature wins, including 16 with the All-Stars, and one victory with the World of Outlaws. Among his BIG wins; the Tuscarora 50 (Port Royal, PA.), which paid $52,000, and the Dean Knittel Memorial (Atomic Speedway, Chillicothe, OH.). Reutzel was fifth in the Knoxville Nationals.
Gio Scelzi – Fresno, CA. – Age 18. Scelzi made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second consecutive season. He swept the SCCT Asparagus Cup (Stockton, CA.), and he posted a tenth-place finish in the Knoxville Nationals. Gio beat the World of Outlaws in May at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. He also scored an All-Star Circuit of Champions of victory at Knoxville in late July. Scelzi showed versatility with a November USAC National midget win at Placerville Speedway.
Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND. - Age 42. Schatz scored eleven World of Outlaws wins in 2019 on his way to finishing second in the series’ points. Schatz finished in the top-ten in 90% of all the WoO races contested. Schatz won the World of Outlaws annual Las Vegas event as well as the Summer Nationals (Williams Grove Speedway), and the Knight Before the Kings Royal (Eldora Speedway). Schatz is one of only two drivers (Daryn Pittman is the other) to make every All-HammerDown! Team since it was originated in 2003.
Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA. – Age 27. Clearly ascending in the winged Sprint Car ranks, Schuchart finished fifth in the World of Outlaws standings. He won, a career-high, eight WoO A-Mains, and he finished second in both the Knoxville Nationals and the Kings Royal. Schuchart was also on the podium at the Gold Cup (Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA.). He was in the top-ten in 73% of all WoO A-mains.
Logan Seavey – Sutter, CA. – Age 22. Seavey earned his first All-HammerDown! selection. He finished as runner-up in the USAC National Midget points. He won the Indiana Midget Week championship, and he was ninth in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. The non-wing ace finished fifth in a Sprint Car at the Smack Down at Kokomo. He followed that up with a fifth in a midget at the BC39. He won a dozen POWRi midget A-mains in 2019. Seavey was in the top-ten on Turkey Night as well.
Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA. – Age 52. Shaffer made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 15th time in his great career. Shaffer won two World of Outlaws features (Las Vegas, NV., and Mechanicsburg, PA.), with seven top-five runs in a limited amount of entries. Shaffer was fifth in the Iron Man 55. He was runner-up in the 2019 Brad Doty Classic.
Ryan Smith – Kunkletown, PA. – Age 31. The “Kunkletown Kid” made the All-HammerDown! Team for the fourth time in his career. Smith won three A-mains in his home state on the season (Lincoln, Port Royal, and Selinsgrove). Smith was on the podium of the opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial. An eighth-place finish in the Goofy’s Sprint Showdown put Smith “over the top” to make the All-HammerDown! Team.
Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK. – Age 43. Stewart made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 16th time in his career. Stewart won the Music City Outlaw Nationals (Nashville, TN.). He was ninth in the final World of Outlaws point standings. Stewart was on the podium with the Outlaws in their June stop at Knoxville, and he finished fourth in the Iron Man 55 at Pevely.
Chase Stockon – Fort Branch, IN. Age 31. Stockon was seventh in the final USAC National Sprint Car point standings. He won the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute (Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN.) in May. His best Racer’s Racing Series points night was a fourth-place effort in the Perris Oval Nationals. He finished seventh in the Haubstadt Hustler (Tri State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN.), and eighth at the Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville.
Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA. – Age 33. Sweet won the World of Outlaws championship and he was The Racer’s Racing Series high points earner for the second consecutive season. He was victorious in the $41,000 to-win Jackson Nationals (Jackson Motorplex), the $175,000 to-win Kings Royal (Eldora Speedway) and he also won one of the WoO Knoxville A-mains during the series’ June visit. Sweet showed his versatility with a seventh-place finish in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Kevin Thomas Jr. – Cullman, AL. – Age 28. Thomas earned his fifth career All-HammerDown! selection. He finished tied for third (with Brady Bacon) in the USAC National Sprint Car points. “KTJ” won four A-mains in 2019, two in midgets, and two in non-winged Sprint Cars. One of his Sprint Car victories came during Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington (Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN.). He finished fourth in the Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville.
Logan Wagner – Harrisonville, PA. Age 29. Wagner earned his first All-HammerDown! Team acknowledgement after scoring BIG wins in both the Bob Weikert Classic and the Jim Nace Memorial. The Selinsgrove win paid $20,000. Wagner won six A-Mains on the season and finished in the top-ten 73% of the time.
Chris Windom – Canton, IL. – Age 28. Windom earned his ninth career All-HammerDown! nod in an eight-win season. He finished third in USAC National Midget points, fifth in Silver Crown points, and sixth in USAC National Sprint Car points. “Big Daddy” was runner-up at the Perris Oval Nationals, and he finished third in the BC39 at Indy.
Brock Zearfoss – Jonestown, PA. – Age 29. Zearfoss won the 2019 Brad Doty Classic and he finished fourth in the All-Star Circuit of Champions points. Overall, Zearfoss captured three All-Star victories in 2019. Coming through in crunch time, Zearfoss’ ninth place finish in the Dirt Classic at Lincoln, followed by an eleventh place run in the World Finals (Friday) pushed him into the top-40 in Racer’s Racing Series points to secure his first ever All-HammerDown! Team honor.

Sources: Jim Allen, AllStarSprint.com, Tyler Altmeyer, Ryan Bernal, BradyBaconRacing.com, Cumberlink.com, HeffnerRacing.com, Hoseheads.com, Bryan Householder, Lance Jennings, KnoxvilleRaceway.com, Bill McIntyre, Richie Murray, NARC410.com, P.J. Petersen, SCRAFan.com, SpeedSport.com, SprintCarChallengeTour.com, SprintSource.com, Brad Sweet, Gary Thomas, TJSlideways.com, TonyStewartRacing.com, Logan Wagner, Lonnie Wheatley, WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

Charlie Schultz named as the recipient of the Rumble in Fort Wayne's David Lesiecki Award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series regular Charlie Schultz, one of the longest-tenured go-kart racers at the Rumble in Fort Wayne, was presented with the event’s highest honor during opening ceremonies on Saturday night.

Schultz was named as the recipient of the sixth annual David Lesiecki Award for Untiring Dedication and Devotion to Motorsports, recognizing the Lorain, Ohio veteran’s longtime commitment to both the Rumble itself and short-track auto racing as a whole.

The award was created in 2014 to honor the late Lesiecki, who passed away prior to that year’s Rumble and was instrumental in the operation and success of the quarter midget class at the event for many years.

Lesiecki‘s widow Diana and sons A.J. and Jonathan, who raced 600cc micro sprints at the Rumble for many years, have remained an active part of the Rumble community and the event’s operational success.

Diana has maintained the quarter midget program behind the scenes since David’s passing with help from 2018 Lesiecki Award recipient David Ebert, while A.J. and Jonathan transitioned over to lead the technical inspection side of the micro sprint program this year instead of racing in their own rights.

Much as they’ve continued to give their time and efforts to the Rumble, the Lesiecki family wanted to honor Schultz for doing the same and continuing to give back to the sport in numerous ways.

“My dad lived by a motto of the three Ds: determination, dedication and discipline, and this year’s recipient falls under all three of those,” noted A.J. Lesiecki. “Dedication, because he’s been with Larry Boos’ show longer than most in this building, from the Marion days to the Columbus shows to the Fort Wayne shows, to even running in 600s and at Toledo; he definitely falls under that category. Discipline, because my father always put new kids in quarter midgets if they wanted to give racing a try, and Charlie is constantly molding the younger generation and helping people learn the skills of racing fabrication. Multiple people, including myself and my brother, have come through under his guide.

“And determination, because there’s not a harder guy to race against or beat than Charlie Schultz when you’re beside him or chasing him on the race track,” Lesiecki added with a laugh. “We’re truly honored to recognize him for all he’s done in racing and at this Rumble, and to present him with this year’s David Lesiecki Award. He deserves to be right alongside the five previous recipients of my father’s award.”

Schultz is a past go-kart feature winner at the Rumble and earned a top-five finish on Saturday night in the Senior Caged division.

He was blown away, however, at being recognized by the Lesiecki family – who he’s known and remained friends with for many years – in such a manner as he was during the Rumble finale.

“Receiving this was definitely a surprise. I really had no idea it was coming,” Schultz admitted. “We were downstairs and everyone was like, ‘Come on, let’s go upstairs for opening ceremonies,’ and we were standing over (in turn four) watching and listen to A.J. talk, and he was getting pretty choked up, which I can definitely understand. But when they called my name, it definitely took me by surprise.

“David was a very close friend, almost like a second dad to me. We had our fights, and we had arguments, but he was the guy that would go out of his way, not just for me … but for anybody in racing,” Schultz recalled. “He got so many kids started in quarter midgets and just gave them an opportunity to get that spark for racing ignited, to love the sport like he did. He did so much for me that to this day I still run a sticker in memory of David Lesiecki on my kart and my other race cars.

“It means a lot just to receive this award. I love the Lesiecki family and this is a really special moment for me.”

Past recipients of the David Lesiecki Award include John Ivy (2014), Doc Hathaway (2015), Larry Cleveland (2016), Joe Liguori (2017) and David Ebert (2018).

 

 

Justyn Cox Pleased to Welcome Berco Redwood Back as Marketing Partner in 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: With plans in place to run a full slate with C&M Motorsports in 2020 as well as some hit and miss dates in the Cox Family Racing No. 31c machine, Justyn Cox is pleased to welcome Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, and the entire Berry Family back as a marketing partner for the year ahead.

“I am extremely excited to have Tim Berry, Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, and the Berry Lumber back on board in 2020 and beyond after year apart,” Justyn Cox said. “I am excited to have them with me in what will be my first year with C&M Motorsports, and I am excited to continue a great relationship I have had with the company since 2015.”

Previously announced, Cox and C&M Motorsports will go after the 2020 Placerville Speedway Track Title, as well as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Title and fill their schedule in with various dates as they see fit. Cox also has plans of running the family car on a hit and miss basis as his schedule allows.

“Tim Berry and I have always wanted to Placerville Speedway Championship, and with the new El Dorado Hills location now open, it is a great time to team back up and go after it. We have had such a good relationship in years past, and it is pretty neat that people associate myself with Berco thanks to the support they have provided over the years. It should also be a fun year as Berco is also a large supporter to up and coming racer, Ashlyn Rodriguez, so it will be fun to mentor her as she makes the move into winged Sprint Cars in 2020. Again, I am extremely thankful, and happy to have Berco back on board in 2020.”

While Cox is excited to reunite with his longtime sponsor, the feeling is mutual as Tim Berry and his family are also looking forward to getting back on the dirt in 2020.

“Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, and the Berry Family are excited to reunite with Justyn Cox in both the Cox Family Racing No. 31c, as well as the C&M Motorsports No. 7C cars in 2020,” Tim Berry said. “Justyn exemplifies our family tradition of hard work, character, and quality and that excites us. Along with Justyn’s Berco teammate, Ashlyn Rodrigues, we look forward to a great 2020 season. We wish the best of luck, and a safe season to all the participants, and racing family members.”

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.

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Iowa Sprint League joins the POWRi Team

BELLEVILLE, IL. (Dec. 23, 2019) Fresh off an outstanding Inaugural season the Iowa Sprint League looks to continue their success, as they will now be joining the Performance Open Wheel Racing Incorporated sanctioning body. With POWRi as a sanctioning body the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League will primarily run throughout the Midwest focusing on Iowa, Missouri, and parts of Illinois.

As the most diverse sanctioning body in the country POWRi's Kenny Brown stated "This will be a perfect opportunity for the Iowa Sprint Car League to continue to grow non-wing sprint car racing in the Heartland of the Midwest"

With the addition of the POWRI Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League, there will now be two non-wing champions crowned as both leagues will have their own point's battle to contend for.

Iowa Sprint League director Joe Leer would go on to add "This is what the racer's asked for; it helps to grow the Iowa Sprint League as well as getting to race closer to home." Final touches for the 2020 race schedule for both POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League and POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League will be released shortly.

For more information on the POWRI Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint League as well as all things POWRI related, you can find us online at www.powri.com. Like us on Facebook at POWRI or follow along on Twitter @POWRI_Racing.

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Nienhiser Kicks Indoor Season Off at Gateway Dirt Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting a last minute invite to compete at the Gateway Dirt Nationals, Paul Nienhiser would use the event as a test session of the upcoming Chili Bowl Midget Nationals as the event marked his first midget start in over a year, and his first with Neuman Racing.

“All in all the Gateway Dirt Nationals was a very valuable test session for Chili Bowl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I was really happy with the speed we had all weekend long, and the Neuman’s really have great cars and are a ton of fun to work with.”

Hitting the surface in ‘The Dome’ on Thursday night, the Chapin, IL driver would endure a minor engine issue during hot laps, and the Stanton Racing Engines team as well as the Neuman Racing team would do a great job of making repairs in time for time trials.

On the rough surface that is often the norm during the vent, Nienhiser admittedly took some time to get used to it as it was his first experience on a rough surface in a midget. Timing in 14th quickest in time trials, he would line up seventh in his heat race.

Continuing to shake off some rust and acclimate to the new car, Nienhiser would come to life at the halfway point of his heat race. Making a couple of nice moves, he would work his way up to finish fourth, which would line him up eighth in the Thursday night feature event.

When the race came to life, an early flip just in front of him would force Nienhiser to get on the brakes hard and it would kill his engine and he would be ruled involved in the accident and would be forced to the tail end of the field.

Working his way back through the field looking to put himself in a good spot for Saturday night, a late restart would see some guys get crossed up in front of him and he would again find himself in the back of the pack.

Able to work his way forward again, Nienhiser would crack the Top-10 as he finished ninth and found himself in the second row of the second Saturday night ‘B’ Main.

Working on the thing cushion that had built up on Saturday night, Nienhiser’s second place finish transferred him into the Gateway Dirt Nationals feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th starting position.

Continuing to show very good speedway in the Cam 2 Blue Blood Racing Oil backed entry, contact with another car at the halfway point of the race would cause a flat tire on his machine and it would bring his night to an early end.

“I was bummed we couldn’t finish our weekend off, but a lot of good came from the race, and I am super excited to get to Tulsa, OK in a couple of weeks,” Nienhiser added. “The Neuman’s do a really good job, and it allows me to focus on driving, and I think we all did a great job collectively.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-50, Wins-12, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Nienhiser will kick 2020 off at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK January 13-18.

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Stockton Dirt Track announces early season dates
Stockton, California – December 27, 2019…With 2020 set to get underway next week, the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based Stockton Dirt Track has announced several early season events.

Following the New Year’s Day special next Wednesday, non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars will then headline a trio of shows, beginning on Saturday January 25th followed by February 8th and February 22nd.

As an added note, the Winged 360’s will run their main event first during those three shows depending on track conditions, with the remaining order of features TBD. Please advise that racing will begin at 3pm during the first four events of the year.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

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Stockton Dirt Track early season events

Wednesday January 1: Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday January 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday February 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Dwarf Cars, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday February 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Saturday March 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Fujitsu Infinite Comfort Shootout)

Saturday March 28: Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers, B4’s

Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars (Asparagus Festival)

 

 

Tommy Ray Spriggle

HARRISBURG - Tommy Ray Spriggle, 75, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle-Harrisburg Hospital. Tommy was born on July 9, 1944 in Sunbury. He was the son of the late Vivian Spriggle O'Donnell. He was a graduate of Middleburg Joint High School. Tommy retired from Univar USA, Middletown and also was employed at Bethlehem Steel. He served with the 28th Infantry Division Support Command in the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania and was honorably discharged in November of 1971. Tommy was a member of the Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, and the Black Forest snowmobile club. He also raced sprint cars for 30 years and was a former track champion at the Selinsgrove Speedway. He enjoyed hunting, cutting firewood, and riding snowmobile. Tommy is survived by his three children; Alan R. Spriggle and his wife Jane of Landisburg, Audra R. Spriggle of Camp Hill, and Charity E. Spriggle of Florida, a grandson, Danny A. Spriggle and his wife Darian of New Bloomfield; a brother, John Thomas "J.T." O'Donnell of Colorado, fiancee, Bonnie K. Fultz of Harrisburg and her daughter, Cindy Auker of Richfield. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents: Thomas Paul and Nora Spriggle who raised him. There will be no viewing. A celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to his church, Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, 1430 N. Mountain Road, Linglestown, PA 17112. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Rt. 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.pennlive.com/obits

 

Maynard C. Boop

Maynard C. Boop, 99, of 1435 Grand Valley Road, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, entered into rest on December 24, 2019 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born August 28,1920, in Glen Iron, he was the son of the late Foster E. and Bessie M. (Keister) Boop. On June 1, 1946, he married the former Mary C. Benfer, who preceded him in death on January 23, 1984, ending a marriage of 37 years. On June 20, 1992, he married the former Vivien R. Aumiller, who survives.

Maynard began his working career at the Laurelton Foundry, and then continued at the Watsontown Foundry. In 1955, he and his wife Mary established Boop's Aluminum Castings in Millmont, which they operated for 28 years.

Maynard was a World War II veteran, a sergeant in the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion U.S. Army. He served in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Maynard received the Purple Heart resulting from a glider crash landing while flying into France from Italy. He received the Good Conduct Medal. Maynard also participated in the infamous Battle of the Bulge which ultimately helped to end the war.

He enjoyed hunting, trout and bass fishing, his winter trips to Florida, the Phillies and the Pirates, and Sprint Car Racing. Becoming an owner of a sprint car in 1976, the Boop's Aluminum Special No. 1 instantly became a top competitor on the local and national scene with driver Lynn Paxton and mechanic Ralph Heintzelman. During his seven years of car ownership, which included mechanics Davey Brown, Sr. and Davey Brown, Jr. and drivers including the likes of Keith Kauffman, Randy Wolfe, Gary Howsare, Toby Tobias and others; Maynard's teams won 111 feature races. His cars won championships for KARS, Florida Sprint Nationals, Port Royal, Selinsgrove, and Williams Grove Speedways. The Boop's No. 1 won the Port Royal Labor Day Classic four times, Tuscarora 50 twice, Williams Grove National Open and beat the World of Outlaws six times. His cars also raced with United Racing Club, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC. Maynard was inducted into the York County Racing Club Hall of Fame.

He was a member of the Mifflinburg Presbyterian Church, Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge No. 370, Williamsport Consistory (32nd Degree), VFW, and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife Vivien, he is survived by two sons and one daughter, Donald (Jan) Boop of Bloomsbury, NJ, Richard (Susan) Boop of Laurelton, and Cathy (Bill) Landis of Mifflintown. Also, two step-children, Brenda Flinn (companion Ron), and Tammy Spangler. Grandchildren include Donna (Michael) Bellfy, Tanya (Chris) Best, Leighette (Greg) Sechrist, and Josh (Tasia) Landis. Step grandchildren include Michael (companion DelAnn) Flinn, Marcus (companion Keenan) Flinn, and Megan (Zachary) Heeter. Great-grandchildren include Lily and Hayleigh Sechrist, Cadence and Claire Landis, and Emily and Ben Bellfy. One Step great-grandchild, Caleb Coker.

He was preceded in death by one brother; one sister; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O Box 89, 507 Green Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Family and friends are welcome from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 1.

Burial will be in the Hartleton Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post 410 and VFW Post 1964, both of Mifflinburg.

 

 

Jason Simmons Racing Set for Indoor Auto Racing Championship Opener in Allentown on January 3-4

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions - OSWEGO, NY (December 26, 2019) – In just one week, the winter racing scene will roar to life as Jason Simmons Racing and a host of other eager teams prepare for the opening round of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Fuels at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on January 3-4.

JSR will travel to Allentown armed with four weekend entries, including two high-powered TQ Midgets for drivers Tyler Thompson and Michael Barnes, as well as two agile Champ Karts for racers Tyler Brown and Dan Kapuscinski.

Last year, Thompson showed tremendous speed the entire weekend in Allentown TQ Midget action, landing a top ten finish in the weekend finale.

Brown came on strong in the Friday night Champ Kart main in 2019, taking second to eventual series champion, Brandon Rusczek.

This year’s two day racing weekend will begin on Friday, January 3 with complete programs for the TQ Midgets and Champ Karts. Doors will open for fans at 6 p.m. on January 3 with racing taking the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, January 4 the TQ Midgets will compete in their second show of the weekend, this time joined by the Slingshots. Doors open for fans at 5 p.m. on Saturday with a FANFEST autograph session set for 5:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Following Allentown, JSR will prepare for the annual Gamblers Classic inside the famous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on January 31 and February 1.

The winter series will conclude on March 13-14 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

For more information on the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Fuels, visit online at www.indoorautoracing.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Tyler Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Kelly’s Zen Den, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

NEWS FROM PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

NASCAR HALL OF FAMER DALE JARRETT WILL BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS RACECAR & TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 26, 2019 . . . Three time NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett, now an NBC Sports broadcast team member, will be making his first visit to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 fueled by Sunoco distributed by Insinger Performance Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday, January 18th.

The three day show takes place on Friday through Sunday January 17-19. All 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA will be filled with displays and over 200 race cars for the 36th annual event.

Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion, who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014, will do an interview and answer questions from show attendees before spending two hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., signing free autographs.

The 63 year old son of NASCAR legend Ned Jarrett, Dale won the Daytona 500 in 1993, 1996 and 2000. He tallied 32 Cup wins during his 24 years on the Cup circuit including two wins in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, in 1996 and 1999.

The Hickory, NC resident will be joining former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty as a Saturday afternoon attraction. Petty, also an NBC Sports broadcast team member, will be on stage from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Show attendees are reminded that there are no fees involved in the autograph sessions but they are limited to the two hour time period.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway 100th Anniversary display created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian continues to grow becoming a major part of the popular show.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme with several special exhibits. The Behrent’s No. 3 Modified that Mat Williamson drove to a $100,000 in the August Centennial race at Orange County will be part of the display.

Brett Hearn, Orange County’s all-time race winner, will have the car he drove in the October season finale Eastern States 200 weekend on display. Hearn, who has semi-retired to take over as the speedway promoter, will also be on hand to sign autographs.

Two Modifieds that helped make up Gary Balough’s legendary career, the Batmobile No. 112 and the Ferraiuolo No. 73 will be part of the Orange County Fair Speedway display. Balough will also be available for autographs.

Many other drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One contestant will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal. Best in swimwear, chosen by the crowd, will also receive $500. Entry blanks for this event as well as Little Miss Motorsports are available at the event website, motorsportstradeshow.com.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. Tracks already registered include Pocono, Dover, Lincoln, New Egypt, BAPS, Bridgeport, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown and Kutztown. Organizations include DIRTcar, Short Track Super Series, USAC East, URC, MASS, ATQMRA, Xcel and Slingshots by Tobias.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

NEWS FROM PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS WILL BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN MOTORSPORTS SHOW THAT CARRIES THEIR NAME

OAKS, PA December 26, 2019 . . . Long time show sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB) will again have a major show presence when the three day PPB Motorsports 2020 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance runs from Friday, January 17th through Sunday the 19th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Pioneer’s huge display at the main entrance will be one of the first things show visitors will set their sights on as they start their tour of the 250,000 square feet of show space that will be offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

New Dirt Modifieds driven by popular standouts Craig Von Dohren and Billy Pauch Sr. will be a major part of the huge Pioneer display as will Fred Rahmer Jr’s winning 410 Sprint car along with Jonathan Swanson and Trevor Kobylarz’s wingless USAC East Sprint. Brett Bieber’s Slingshot and Matthew Warner and Trent Warner’s 600 Modifieds will also be available for up close inspection by show attendees. Add to that the Micro Sprint driven by Brandon Crockford.

Autograph sessions featuring Pioneer sponsored drivers will take place at the display area between 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and will include Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Craig Von Dohren, Trevor Kobylarz, Davey Sammons, Jonathan Swanson, Matt Warner, Trent Warner, Brandon Crockford, Christin Bruno, Brian and Kevin Hirthler and Brett Bieber.

In addition members of the Pioneer Pole Buildings sales staff will be on hand all through-out the weekend to provide information and quotes on the spot.

Located in Schuylkill Haven, PA Pioneer is a builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Founded in 1998 they continue to offer the most structurally sound buildings, able to withstand 90 mph winds.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett along with legendary NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will be appearing on Saturday during the show. Both Jarrett and Petty are part of the NASCAR Sports TV broadcast team. A large number of other well-known names in the sport will also be making appearances.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway 100th Anniversary display continues to grow becoming a major part of the popular show.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.

Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One contestant will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal. Best in swimwear, chosen by the crowd, will also receive $500. Entry blanks for this event as well as Little Miss Motorsports are available at the event website, motorsportstradeshow.com.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. Tracks already registered include Pocono, Dover, Lincoln, New Egypt, BAPS, Bridgeport, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown and Kutztown. Organizations include DIRTcar, Short Track Super Series, USAC East, URC, MASS, ATQMRA, Xcel and Slingshots by Tobias.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Take 2 - 4th Annual Col Beasley Classic

After a disappointing start to the season with the Col Beasley Classic originally being washed out the rescheduled date is looking totally opposite weather wise. This coming Saturday, December 28th Timmis Speedway Mildura will hold the rescheduled show, this night also couples as the final round of the Flocon “King of the River” for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series.

“The weather is looking hot but I’m sure the racing will be hotter. Our teams love running at Mildura and it is probably the home track for the series. The Club put on a fantastic race track and we are always guaranteed of hard and fast racing. 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.” Promoter Searle told us.

Going into the final round of the Flocon ‘King of the River’ mini-series the top 10 in points are below and with double points on the A Main only for the final it really is anyone’s crown to win.

1. SA95 Jarman Dalitz 528, 6. V75 Mitch Smith 518
2. V 29 Michael Tancredi 527 7. V7 Paul Solomon 512
3. VA8 Dan Evans 526 8. NT7 Colin Brooks 504
4. NT26 Tony Moule 526 9. VA10 Steven Loader 496
5. SA33 Mark Caruso 518 10. VA99 Corey Sandow 494

Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8. Based locally in Mildura McClure and Evans have teamed up to run the first few rounds of the series together and this has been working well for both of them and currently sit 4th in the Series Championship. V29 Michael Tancredi has been fast all season and already locked in 2 A Main wins. With confidence growing every time Tancredi hits the track the team will want to win another feature and the Beasley Classic would be special for them. Veteran Series ‘Hall of Famer’ Tony Moule is flying back from Parramatta after being Crew Chief to his son Todd in their Late Model the night before. Moule still holds the honours of the ‘Most A Mains’ won in the series history. Current Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso has mixed history at Timmis and will be coming into the night determined to put it on the top step. Brother Steven’s SA10 is also competing and has a love for
beating his brother. Both Caruso’s are competing at WSS at Murray Bridge on 26 & 27 so will be race ready. V7 Paul Solomon is another to clock up the miles running both his 410 and 360 over the Christmas period. Solomon will be making the drive from Simpson Speedway where he runs his 410 to Mildura overnight.

Patriarch ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock has finally solved his engine issues and returns after missing the past 2 shows. ‘Locky’s disappointment at missing these rounds was evident had he kept in touch each night to see what was happening and who was doing what. Muzz and the boys have worked extremely hard to get back on track so quickly. Thanks to John Vogels for enabling this to happen. What the public probably don’t know was that Locky got married during this time which everyone was so happy for him but it just put another layer of added pressure on engine rebuild. Congr atulations to Phil & Nicole on tying the knot.” Searle says.
.With a star studded line up including 3 past Series Champs then throw into the mix a couple of hard chargers and the racing will be worth the price of admission.

On track action starts from 6.30pm for Engine starts, Hot Laps and racing from 7.00 December 28th
Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

Brody Sim Has Incredible 2019 Season; Nine Sprint Car Top 10s And CGS Kart Title

By Ben Deatherage

Albany, Oregon- 2019 marked the debut season for Brody Sim in a Sprint Car. The Albany teenager had a couple of practice sessions the year before but not with competition on the track. In addition to competing in a Sprint Car the young Sim also was behind the wheel of the Chris and Connie Rolfe owned Kage Kart.

Going into his rookie Sprint Car campaign Brody did have several years of Kage Kart experience under his belt as well as some time spent in the Street Stock ranks. The team spent much of the season at Cottage Grove Speedway but did venture to some other venues as the season progressed running against the Interstate Sprint Car Series.

“Our main goal was to keep the car all in one piece,” commented Sim, “but also to get comfortable with it and learn setups.”

When 2019 ended, Brody Sim started seventeen main events and finished among the top ten on nine occasions. In the final four starts all results were inside the top ten and two were among the top five. In total Brody had three top fives with the best results being produced in local Cottage Grove action on championship weekend where he posted a third-place finish on September 13th and backed it up the following evening with a fourth. When all the points were tallied up Sim was seventh in the final points table for the Limited Sprint division at CGS.

“I think we did really good for our first year in the Sprint Car. We were competitive and got a couple of top fives. We even set fast time in our groups a couple of times with the ISCS guys.”

While most of the season was spent racing in the Sprint Car division, Brody did have success at Cottage Grove in Kage Karts. He would win several main events and earn the track championship in the Open Kage classification for his car owners Chris and Connie Rolfe.

“Next year we are going to get two cars ready and primarily run ISCS and Cottage Grove. We will be getting an IMCA Modified ready and run that a little in the Spring. I still plan on running for the Rolfes but will be in a Kart in the wintertime.”

As the 2020 season approaches Brody Sim Racing is seeking funding to run a full schedule of racing. If you would like to find out how you can help feel free to get a hold of them on their Facebook page “Brody Sim Racing”. It is there that you can find all the latest news and updates regarding their race season.

“I want to thank all of the people that helped me this year. Of course, first and foremost my parents for all their support on helping me chase this dream, my crew chief Brenton Nugent, Taylor Motorsports Products, CR Motorsports, Essex General Construction, and Lucas Oil Products.”

2019 Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products

BC Motorsports

CR Motorsports

Essex General Construction

Taylor Motorsports Products

Showtime Decals & Apparel

Rodgers Racing Engines

 

 

Exciting 2020 Event Schedule Set for 2nd Full Season at 82 Speedway!

Petty, TX (12/24/19) by DarinShort.com. Coming off a momentum building season in 2019, 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas is all set for a huge sophomore season of racing in 2020. The new schedule is being released today (posted below) and boasts several special and featured events throughout the year. There are more dates in the works and they will be announced as they become available.

Speaking of, the season may start prior to the posted opener below but is completely weather dependent on that happening. Be watching www.82Speedway.com and @82Speedway on Facebook for updates.

New for this season will be the sanctioning of the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds under the USRA banner. Plus, the Texas Stocks and EcoMods, EcoStocks will continue racing at 82 Speedway just as in 2019. A new division slated for 2019 will be the Front Wheel Drive division.

In case you’ve not been to 82 Speedway, it is located right on Hwy 82 between Paris and Bonham. It’s a quick 80-minute drive from the northeastern quadrant of the DFW Metroplex.

The sprawling facility features a super-wide high banked .26 mile oval that widens to .30 mile on the top groove. There’s runoff area on the straights and corners all the way around – which helps reduce unnecessary crashes due to mechanical failures. An expansive and elevated grandstand allows fans to pick and choose their viewing location, and every seat features unobstructed viewing – as the infield is basically left empty for that reason. 82 Speedway is also known for their high standard of safety in track construction with high walls and solid fencing and cabling systems.

Note that at this point in the off-season we have experienced mild weather conditions and the track is available for private rental (testing) on occasion. Please call Tracy at 214-682-8460 for complete details.

Special events for the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series are slated for April 4th, May 30th, July 4th and October 12th. There is also a 4/25 rain date in place if the 4/4 event happens to get postponed.

Speaking of October 12th, that is the date of Paul Peters birth date, which this year lands on a Monday night (Columbus Day). Make sure to note your calendar of this huge event, as it is planned to be on each October 12th going forward – regardless of what day of the week it happens to be. This year will be the 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial (the late father of track owner Tracy Peters) and will certainly be a ‘must-see’ event, so plan now to get off work early that Monday.

The Texas Sprint Series (IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned) will attack the 82 Speedway high-banks on two occasions in 2020 – June 20th and September 19th.

Paired with two of Sprint Car Bandits events, the Texas Wing Modified Association will compete in a full racing program on May 30th and October 12th.

The high-powered Touring Outlaw Modified Series will be on hand Saturday, May 16th joined by all six of the 82 Speedway racing divisions.

On September 26th, the Southern Topless Modified Series will make a tour stop at 82 Speedway along with all seven track racing divisions.

On the behalf of everyone that is a part of the 82 Speedway team, we’d like to thank everyone that supported the track this season, and we’re looking forward to a FANtastic upcoming season – and we hope you can be there whenever your schedule allows.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

82 Speedway 2020 Schedule - as of 12/24/19:

>Promoter has right to add/modify dates as they see fit, check with track prior to traveling race day.

> LEGEND: MOD = USRA Modified, LTD = USRA Limited Modified, FS = USRA Factory Stocks, TX = Texas Stocks, ES = Econo Stock, EL = Econo Limited Modifieds, FWD = Front Wheel Drive.

Date: Racing Program:

14-Mar Season Opener for MOD-FS-TX-LTD-ES-EL-FWD

28-Mar MOD-FS-TX-LTD-ES-EL--FWD

4-Apr 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Texoma Shootout plus MOD, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD

18-Apr MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

25-Apr MOD, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD (SCB rain date for 4/4)

2-May $1,000/win Factory Stock Spring Champs, PLUS: TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD (MOD off)

16-May Touring Outlaw Modified Series plus FS, TX LTD, ES, EL, FWD

30-May 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits, Texas Wing Mods & FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD (no MOD)

13-Jun MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

20-Jun Texas Sprint Series, plus MOD, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD

27-Jun MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

4-Jul Flags & Fireworks 25 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits plus MOD, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD

18-Jul MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

8-Aug MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

29-Aug MOD-FS-TX-LTD- ES, EL, FWD

19-Sep Texas Sprint Series, plus MODS, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD

26-Sep Southern Topless Modified Series, MOD-FS-TX-LTD-ES-EL, FWD

12-Oct 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits, Texas Wing Modified Association, plus MOD, FS, TX, LTD, ES, EL, FWD (note: Monday night event coinciding with Paul Peters birthday).

Click www.82Speedway.com or interact on Facebook @82Speedway for more information and updates!

 

 

NEWS FROM PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

PRODUCED BY LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS – 609-888-3618

NASCAR HALL OF FAMER DALE JARRETT WILL BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS RACECAR & TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 23, 2019 . . . Three time NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett, now an NBC Sports broadcast team member, will be making his first visit to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 fueled by Sunoco distributed by Insinger Performance Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday, January 18th.

The three day show takes place on Friday through Sunday January 17-19. All 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA will be filled with displays and over 200 race cars for the 36th annual event.

Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion, who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014, will do an interview and answer questions from show attendees before spending two hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., signing free autographs.

The 63 year old son of NASCAR legend Ned Jarrett, Dale won the Daytona 500 in 1993, 1996 and 2000. He tallied 32 Cup wins during his 24 years on the Cup circuit including two wins in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, in 1996 and 1999.

The Hickory, NC resident will be joining former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty as a Saturday afternoon attraction. Petty, also an NBC Sports broadcast team member, will be on stage from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Show attendees are reminded that there are no fees involved in the autograph sessions but they are limited to the two hour time period.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway 100th Anniversary display created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian continues to grow becoming a major part of the popular show.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme with several special exhibits. The Behrent’s No. 3 Modified that Mat Williamson drove to a $100,000 in the August Centennial race at Orange County will be part of the display.

Brett Hearn, Orange County’s all-time race winner, will have the car he drove in the October season finale Eastern States 200 weekend on display. Hearn, who has semi-retired to take over as the speedway promoter, will also be on hand to sign autographs.

Two Modifieds that helped make up Gary Balough’s legendardy career, the Batmobile No. 112 and the Ferraiuolo No. 73 will be part of the Orange County Fair Speedway display. Balough will also be available for autographs.

Many other drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One contestant will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal. Best in swimwear, choosen by the crowd, will also receive $500. Entry blanks for this event as well as Little Miss Motorsports are available at the event website, motorsportstradeshow.com.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. Tracks already registered include Pocono, Dover, Lincoln, New Egypt, BAPS, Bridgeport, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown and Kutztown. Organizations include DIRTcar, Short Track Super Series, USAC East, URC, MASS, ATQMRA, Xcel and Slingshots by Tobias.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. And the Expo Center offers a large number of FREE parking spaces. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Shane Stewart In For Dickson As Nomination List Grows


On the back of the Dickson Motorsport announcement over the weekend that Shane Stewart will now pilot the immaculate V3 entry at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the entry list for the Classic continues to grow!

Stewart is a key signing for the Classic with a great record at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool having stood upon the podium at the Classic in 2005, 2007 and 2009 before finally standing on the top step in 2010, having taken the Colin Bulmer V2 to Victory Lane.

With some quality seat time in both New Zealand and Western Australia to close out his 2019 season, that again saw Stewart contest the entire World of Outlaws schedule, Stewart will be another of the main attractions.

Stewart will be a welcome addition for car owner David Dickson who is excited to again lock in an American Star to race his equipment having previously hired Kevin Swindell for a Classic tilt, along with the likes of Ian Loudoun and Shaun Dobson to name but a few.

For Stewart’s visit the Dickson Motorsport Team will enjoy the support of South West Conveyancing, Brighton Volkswagen, Barwon Valley Steel, Road & River, Castrol, Demolition Man and Oval Express Magazine.

Another livewire racer set to be at the Classic in January is the hard charging Ben Atkinson who will be looking forward to renewing acquaintances with Sungold Stadium.

Atkinson will pilot his familiar 2D Triple X entry with support from Aeroflow Performance Products, Rocket Industries, Boosted and System Homes.

Morwell’s Dennis Jones is another regular at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, with the potential to go deep into the Classic weekend should the cards fall his way.

Jones will wheel the KRE powered Maxim around Sungold Stadium at the Classic with thanks to DJE CNC Machining, Airport Metals Australia, Gatts Panel Works, OMT and ISCAR.

Jones finished 14th in B-Main 2 in 2019, having transferred from the C-Main after a second-place run.

Another of the New South Welshman in the field is Wyong’s Alex Orr.

Orr contested the Classic in 2019 recording a C-Main finish, however he and his team will be looking to better that result come January 24-26.

The always immaculate Meander Village, Kangy Grove Estate, Marland Fire Technology, MMSR and Arfield Kitchens backed Kistler powered Maxim will be ready to roll as Orr looks to make an impression on the 48th running of the Grad Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Warrnambool’s very own Grant Stansfield knows all to well how tough the Classic can be, but it hasn’t deterred him from again setting the VA88 entry to take on Australia’s finest and some of America’s best.

With the support of a tight-knit team that will pool some resources to ensure that Stansfield can showcase his talents, the VA88 will also enjoy the support of P.A Bahl Cartage Contractor, Classique Homes, Tuff Lift Hoists, Lowe’s Automotive, Ponting’s Mitre 10, Get A Bus, Meehan Race Engines and the Tyre Factory, Warrnambool.

Stansfield result in 2019 was a 15th place run in B-Main 1.

Having endured a tough year, the entry of James Aranyosi is a welcome one.

The Aranyosi camp are gearing up for some amazing off-track promotion around Classic time and in-particular at the now traditional Fan Appreciation Day, which will be largely geared around the Donate Life theme.

Having contested the Classic in 2019 for an 11th place run in the first of two C-Mains, Aranyosi will be looking to make some serious inroads into that performance for the conglomerate of backers that will be adorned aboard the V56 Maxim when he signs in on race night.

With Kenny and Wendy McNamara again on board as a supporting partner of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic it is with some excitement that the entry of Ryan McNamara has been confirmed.

McNamara’s fledgling Sprintcar career has largely been centered around racing at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, however come January he will broaden his horizons and make his Classic debut aboard the KRE powered Triple X.

With the support of Mum and Dad and the entire KRE Race Engines team along with Locked Down Apparel, Nulon Oils, Bosch Motorsport Australia and PWR Radiators, the Q88 of one of our sports exciting youngsters will be one to follow.

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

The entries so far 54:

2D Ben Atkinson
T2 Scott Bissett
V2 Domain Ramsay
W2 Kerry Madsen
V3 Shane Stewart
NS4 Ian Madsen
NQ5 Danny Reidy
Q5 Cody Maroske
Q7 Robbie Farr
V8 Bobby Daly
N10 Luke Stirton
W11 Jason Kendrick
S15 Brendan Quinn
S15 Aidan Hall
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 James McFadden
N20 Troy Little
S20 Glen Sutherland
VA21 Shaun Dobson
VA22 Leigh Mugavin
T22 Jock Goodyer
W25 Taylor Milling
W26 Cory Eliason
VA27 Scott Bogucki
V35 Jamie Veal
V37 Grant Anderson
V38 Jarrod Woolstencroft
V40 Rusty Hickman
N43 Alex Orr
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
N48 Jackson Delamont
V50 Darren Clarke
VA51 Robert Nicholas
Q54 Randy Morgan
V55 Brooke Tatnell
V56 James Aranyosi
N57 Matt Dumesny
V57 Troy Hose
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
W60 Lachlan McHugh
T62 Tate Frost
N65 Mitchell Gee
V70 John Vogels
USA71 Gio Scelzi
VA82 Mathew O'Shannassy
Q83 Steven Lines
Q88 Ryan McNamara
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Buddy Kofoid
V98 Peter Doukas

Please note – we are aware of various media and social media announcements regarding the possibility of drivers attending or not attending the Classic, in fairness to the drivers, car owners, their sponsors and the race fans, we refrain from announcing or confirming these details until such time as an official entry hits our desk. We appreciate your patience but also advise that we are confident of attracting a high class field for the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

 

 

IMCA boosts RaceSaver Sprint point fund to $18,150

VINTON, Iowa (Dec. 23) – Bigger numbers on the track at IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car events will translate into bigger numbers on point fund checks mailed at the end of the season.

IMCA will boost the point fund for the winged division $18,150 beginning in 2020. That amount includes $5,000 for the national champion with $300 paid to the 20th place driver.

“We are investing in the RaceSaver Sprint Car division,” noted IMCA President Brett Root, “and want the national top 20 point fund to reflect both the membership support and the number of sanc­tions involved.”

“IMCA has a long history with Sprint Cars,” he continued. “We’ve seen a huge resurgence in member­ship and sanction numbers during our seven-year association with RaceSaver. Both the growth we have already seen in the division and its potential more than justify the increased point fund.”

IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Car events in 17 states in 2019 and drivers from six of those states finished in the national top 20 standings.

“New sanctions and solid car counts gave RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers new opportunities to race more often and to compete in even bigger feature fields,” Root said. “That’s a trend I see continuing in the future.”

The 2020 national champion receives a helmet, ring and jacket during the IMCA awards banquet in November.

More information about the increased point fund, as well as the divisional contingency awards program, is to be announced.

 

 

Need To Know: Running Order, Format, Prices, And Times For the 35th Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (December 23, 2019) Down to the final few days for teams to finalize their cars before loading up for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, the Christmas Holiday is a short one as action atop the Tulsa Expo Raceway clay is set to being on Wednesday, January 1.
Preceded by teams moving in on Monday, December 30 (Early Parking) Tuesday, December 31 (Parking and Check-in) the number of entries of the event is the highest it has ever been to this point and is on track to set a new record. Currently, at 1,231, the record for entries was set in 2016 with 1,251 entries.

Consisting of 541 Drivers from 325 Municipalities across 35 States, drivers will hit the track starting at 9:00 A.M. (CT) for Practice on January 1 before heading into Heat Races. From there, the battle in on through Heat Races, Qualifiers, C-Features, and B-Features to make the cut into one of seven A-Features for a shot at the coveted Golden Driller.
For fans making their way to Tulsa, weekday admission (January 1-3) is $15 per day with Saturday, January 4 at $20. Each day, youth 10 and under get in free with a paid adult. All seating is sold at the event. Each day begins at 9:00 A.M. (CT) with Saturday's Opening Ceremonies and final chase to the Golden Driller getting underway at 6:00 P.M. (CT).
The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout features A-Class (Wing and Restricted), Stock Non-Wing, Outlaw (Wing and Non-Wing), and Junior Sprints as well as the new Oklahoma 600cc Modifieds in action. For all classes, RaceCeivers are mandatory. The frequency will be 454.000.
Starting with the 2020 event, all stock classes will be allowed to run Electronic or Mechanical Injectors with a mechanical fuel pump with stock OEM throttle bodies or carbs only will be allowed. No mixing of manufacturers.
Rules for the 600cc Modifieds were also updated and can be found at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/downloads/get.aspx?i=497387
Rules questions can be directed to Matt Ward, who is the director of competition for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Contact for Matt Ward includes Cell Phone at (918) 995-1650 or the office at (918) 838-3777.
Every lap of action will be shown live on http://www.racinboys.com. Fans can purchase the entire week for $84.99 ($10 discount to On-Demand and ALL ACCESS members) or get their daily pick for $24.99.
The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout takes place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. More information on the event will be released as the event draws closer. All official rules, event information, and dates are online at http://www.tulsashootout.com. Fans can also follow the Tulsa Shootout at https://www.facebook.com/TulsaShootout and on Twitter (@TulsaShootout).
Tentative Running Order (Number of races will be determined after all teams have drawn in on December 31, 2019):
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
-Non-Wing Practice
-Non-Wing Outlaw Practice
-Restricted Practice
-Mod 600 Practice
-Jr Sprint Practice
-A Class Practice
-Outlaw Practice
-Track Prep-
-Non-Wing Outlaw Heats-8 Laps
-Restricted Heats-8 Laps
Thursday, January 2, 2020
-Non-Wing Heats-8 Laps
-Jr Sprint Heats-8 Laps
-A Class Heats-8 Laps
- Mod 600 Heats-8 Laps
-Outlaw Heats-8 Laps
-Restricted Qualifiers-10 Laps
-Non-Wing Outlaw C's-10 Laps
Friday, January 3, 2020
-Non-Wing C's-10 Laps
-Outlaw C's-10 Laps
-A Class C's-10 Laps
-Non-Wing Outlaw Qualifiers-10 Laps
-Jr Sprint Qualifiers-10 Laps
-Non-Wing Qualifiers-10 Laps
- Mod 600 Qualifiers-10 Laps
-A Class Qualifiers-10 Laps
-Restricted B's-12 Laps
-Outlaw Qualifiers-10 Laps
Saturday, January 4, 2020
-Non-Wing B's-12 Laps
-Non-Wing Outlaw B's-12 Laps
-A Class B's-12 Laps
-Jr Sprint B's-10 Laps
-Outlaw B's-12 Laps
- Mod 600 B's-12 Laps
-Opening Ceremonies-
-Non-Wing A Qualifier-12 Laps
-Non-Wing Outlaw A Qualifier-12 Laps
-Restricted A Qualifier-12 Laps
-A Class A Qualifier-12 Laps
-Outlaw A Qualifier-12 Laps
-Non-Wing A -30 Laps
-Jr Sprint A-20 Laps
-Non-Wing Outlaw A-30 Laps
-Restricted A-25 Laps
-A Class A-30 Laps
-Mod 600 A-20 Laps
-Outlaw A-55 Laps
Format:
Outlaws, Non-Wing Outlaws, "A" Class & Non-Wing:
Heat Races lined up according to draw (7-9 cars per heat), passing points in effect.
Top 112 in passing points from Heat Races advance to 8 Qualifying Races (14 cars each) with a four-car inversion in effect for each Qualifying Race. Thus, high point driver from Heat Races will start fourth in the First Qualifier and so on (top 24 make invert - 25th on back start third row and back in Qualifiers).
Passing points in Qualifying Races as well.
Top 16 in combined passing points from Heats & Qualifiers advance to Saturday night's A Main. Those 17th to 112th in combined passing points lock into 8 "B" Mains. 113th on back in Heat Race passing points go to "C" Mains with the number of transfers to "B" Mains based upon number of "C" Mains. Top two from each "B" Main transfer to Saturday night's A Feature Qualifier.
Top 8 from A Feature Qualifier advance to Tulsa Shootout Championship A Main event.
Restricted "A" Class:
Heat Races lined up according to draw (approx. 8 cars per heat), passing points in effect.
Top 48 in passing points from Heat Races advance to 4 Qualifying Races (12 cars each) with a four-car inversion in effect for each Qualifying Race. Thus, high point driver from Heat Races will start fourth in the First Qualifier and so on (top 16 make invert - 17th on back start third row and back in Qualifiers).
Passing points in Qualifying Races as well.
Top 16 in combined passing points from Heats & Qualifiers advance to Saturday night's A Main. Balance to "B" Mains along with 49th on back from heat race passing points. Top three finishers from each B Main to Saturday night's A Feature Qualifier.
Top 8 from A Feature Qualifier advance to Tulsa Shootout Championship A Main event.
* 600cc Modifieds:*
Heat Races lined up according to draw (approx. 8 cars per heat), passing points in effect. Like number of qualifying races with inversion of four with passing points once again. Top 14 in combined passing points to Saturday "A" Main, balance to two "B" Mains with two advancing from each.
Jr. Sprints:
Heat Races lined up according to draw (approx. 8 cars per heat), passing points in effect.
All cars to 5 Qualifying Races (10-12 cars each) with a four-car inversion in effect for each Qualifying Race. Thus, high point driver from Heat Races will start fourth in the First Qualifier and so on (top 20 make invert - 17th on back start third row and back in Qualifiers).
Passing points in Qualifying Races as well.
Top 12 in combined passing points from Heats & Qualifiers advance to Saturday night's A Main. Balance to "B" Mains with top two finishers from each of the four B Mains to Saturday night's A Main.
35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Daily Schedule
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
8:00 AM........................................Building Opens
9:00 AM........................................Parking Begins
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM.....................Parking and Sign In
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
8:00 AM........................................Building Open
9:00 AM........................................Practice
Evening........................................Heat Races
Adults $15.00 | Children (10 and under) FREE, in Grandstands, When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!!!
Pit Pass $30
Thursday, January 2, 2020
8:00 AM........................................Building Opens
9:00 AM........................................Racing
Adults $15.00 | Children (10 and under) FREE, in Grandstands, When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!!!
Pit Pass $30
Friday, January 3, 2020
8:00 AM........................................Building Opens
9:00 AM........................................Racing
Adults $15.00 | Children (10 and under) FREE, in Grandstands, When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!!!
Pit Pass $30
Saturday, January 4, 2020
8:00 AM........................................Building Opens
8:00 AM........................................Racer's For Christ Service (Turn 4 Grandstands)
9:00 AM.........................................Racing
Evening.........................................Opening Ceremonies
All A Features Following Opening Ceremonies
Adults $20.00 | Children (10 and under) FREE, in Grandstands, When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!!!
Pit Pass $40
Tulsa Shootout Past Champions (Current Classes)
Winged Outlaw Keith Crawford (1990), Pete Frazier (1993), Pete Frazier (1994), Steve Frisell (1995), Chad Davenport (1996), Rick King (1997), Pete Frazier (1998), Lee Waldroop (1999), Paul Carbone (2000), Robert Richardson (2001), Dino Tomassi & Scotty Smith (2002), Bryan Clauson & Jacob Mosley (2003), Rodney Stealy (2004), Stan Yockey & Scotty Smith (2005) , Rodney Stealy (2006), Jerrod Wilson (2007), Brady Bacon (2008), Kevin Bayer (2009), Ryan Reeves (2010), Blake Hahn (2011), Heath Duinkerken (2012), Heath Duinkerken (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Michael Faccinto (2015), Brady Bacon (2016), Joe B. Miller (2017), Christopher Bell (2018), Ben Worth (2019)
Non-Wing Outlaw Blake Hahn (2011), Brock Lemley (2012), Chris Andrews (2013), Steven Shebester (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Chris Andrews (2016), Tristan Guardino (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Zeb Wise (2019)
Stock Non-Wing Wendy Shear (1990), Jeff Dodd (1994), Paul Herdon (1996), Brady Courtney (1997), Rick Mercer (1998), Chebon Bruner (1999), Matt Walton (2002), Donnie Crawford (2003), Ronnie James (2004), Donnie Crawford (2005), Andrew Peters & Donnie Crawford (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Rodney Stealy (2008), Riley Adair (2009), Chris Andrews (2010), Koen Shaw (2011), Chris Cochran (2012), Michael Faccinto (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Jonathan Beason (2016), Frank Flud (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Kyle Spence (2019)
Restricted 'A' Class Jonathan Beason (2001), Josh Pickle (2002), Jay Hunt (2003), Jack Dover (2004), Dalton Cole (2005), Tyler Edwards (2006), Tanner Mullens (2007), Sean Thompson (2008), Trent Carter (2009), Darien Roberts (2010), Dalton Seigler (2011), Dahne Lynn McKay (2012), Dahne Lynn McKay (2013), Alex Panella (2014), Kaylee Bryson (2015), Noah Gass (2016), Grady Mercer (2017), Corey Day (2018), Shawn Mahaffey (2019)
Winged A-Class Willie Bewley (1988), Gary Edwards (1989), David Person (1991), Bubba Hunt (1992), Ryan McDonald (1993), Chris Crawford (1994), Kevin Bayer (1995), Jay Foote (1996), Darren Stewart (1997), Jerrod Wilson (1998), Shawn Wright (1999), Shawn Wright (2000), Brad Best (2002), Dex Eaton (2003), Brady Bacon (2004), Kevin Bayer (2005), Scott Sawyer & Jerrod Wilson (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Jerrod Wilson (2008), Gary Taylor (2009), Donnie Ray Crawford (2010), Andrew Deal (2011), Kevin Bayer (2012), Chris Cochran (2013), Tucker Worth (2014), Giovanni Scelzi (2015), Miles Paulus (2016), Ayrton Gennetten (2017), Jason McDougal (2018), Jake Hagopian (2019)
Junior Sprints Dustin Rhodes (2004), Mitch Faccinto (2005), Blake Hahn (2006), Drew Marshall (2007), Chance Morton (2008), Grady Chandler (2009), Josiah Ribeiro (2010), Josiah Ribeiro (2011), Kameron Beard (2012), Jadon Rogers (2013), Cannon McIntosh (2014), Nikko Panella (2015), Ryder Laplante (2016), Caeden Steele (2017), Ryan Timms (2018) , Austin Wood (2019)
600cc Modifieds Blake Hahn (2019)
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The Tulsa Shootout is proudly presented by Lucas Oil Products. 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 result is a line of high-performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Get more information about Lucas Oil online at https://www.lucasoil.com

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Live Video Streams From Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 23, 2019) - Approximately 750 truck loads of clay have been driven into the River Spirit Expo Center as officials for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals gear up for the two marquee events.

The bullring in Tulsa, Okla., will feature more than 1,200 entries during the 35th annual Tulsa Shootout and more than 300 competitors for the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals. Each event spans multiple days with the ultimate prize a coveted Golden Driller as well as the pride of beating the best.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase all of the wheel-to-wheel, side-by-side action throughout the four-day Tulsa Shootout running Jan. 1-4 and the six-day Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-18. The live Pay-Per-View video features multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl Nationals will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .



 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

Event Promoter: Len Sammons @609.888.3618

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FOUR TIME AND DEFENDING INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CHAMPION ERICK RUDOLPH IS POISED TO START FIFTH TITLE RUN IN ALLENTOWN JANUARY 3-4

ALLENTOWN, PA December 20, 2019 . . .The most prolific championship winning driver in the history of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY, will begin his quest for a fifth TQ Midget Series title on Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA.

Rudolph, also one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse, N.Y.

Rudolph, who will turn 28 during the month of January, also won the Series title in 2016, 2015 and 2012 and is the only driver to win more than two titles.

“I'll be driving the same car as last year,” Rudolph said. “Mark Lafler will be with me.”

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will open its 2020 season in the Allentown, Pa. Tickets for the fifth annual Ironton Telephone sponsored event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

Rudolph will be using the two race Allentown Indoor race meet as a springboard toward his quest for a second straight title. Rudolph won each of his four titles driving Lafler-built cars. Lafler has built nearly two dozen of the rugged, fast, remarkably simple cars but he has chosen not to build any more for new customers.

“His cars haven't changed very much at all over the years,” Rudolph said. “Subtle differences, but very little. Same with the Dave Pippard's engines we run.”

Rudolph is coming off a very successful 2019 season. In addition to winning the Indoor Auto Racing Series title in March, he was the 358 Modified season champion at his home track, Ransomville Speedway, and at N.Y.’s Utica-Rome Speedway. He also won the prestigious 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series title giving him four titles in one outstanding season.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA and Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, who won the Friday and Saturday Allentown TQ Midget features in 2019 will both be in competition on January 3rd and 4th hoping to keep Rudolph out of victory lane.

The Allentown Indoor schedule calls for 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 on Saturday at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.

After the two-race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

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

Rudolph ended the 2018 season with an Indoor victory in December at a special non-point event 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 race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd.

Rudolph will be back to defend the $5,000 to win race honors again driving a dirt wingless 600 Sprint owned by Pennsylvania car owner Tom Fraschetta.

“I kind of like Atlantic City more than the other tracks but only because of where it is and what there is to do there after the races,” said Rudolph.

“Syracuse was nice because there were a lot more people I know personally who were there watching me race, the dirt race was really cool too.”

Though Rudolph missed out on also winning the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified Series title – he was a contender until late in the season - he was pleased with his overall results from 2019 which included 24 wins, third among northeast drivers.

Rudolph admits that he will campaign vigorously, as he has in the past three years, for the Super DIRT Series Big Block title, which is a 30-race grind that stretches into November.

Short term, he's fully focused on the four Indoor Auto Racing Series events. Tickets for any or all the venues make great Christmas gifts. They can be obtained now through information available on the series website: indoorautoracing.com along with special host hotel rates.

The event in Allentown is supported by great sponsors Ironton Telephone, BELFOR Property Restoration, Future Homes, Ironton Auto Body and E. Schneider & Sons Inc. Additional support is provided by Action Track USA, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pocono Raceway, Aqua Duck Water Transport, Miller Motorsports, Doggy Style Hot Dogs & More, Pioneer Pole Buildings, All American Property Maintenance and Area Auto Racing News.

Join these companies in supporting the event in Allentown or at any of the future events by contacting Danny Sammons at the series office at danny@aarn.com or 609-888-3618. Corporate sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget.

 

 

Murcott Sets Sights on Classic Win

Having won two Australian Sprintcar Championships and multiple Victorian Sprintcar Titles David Murcott is a welcome addition to any Sprintcar entry list and the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be no exception.

The 2014 and 2015 Australian Sprintcar Championship winner, also managed to secure victory on his qualifying night at the 2015 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, while campaigning for then car owner Dave Horrell.

Now the 9-Time World Series Sprintcars Championship podium finisher, second in 2010-11 and 2014-15 to go with a third place in 2006-07, is driving for Victorian based car owner Mathew Eastham’s Victory Lane Racegear team aboard the immaculate V88 J&J.

Having been forced to sit out the 2019 Classic, Murcott will be keen to replicate the feats of another veteran, Robbie Farr, when he wheels the always immaculate Eastham prepared machine from the hauler come Classic weekend.

The team as always will enjoy the support of an army of partners, which in 2020 will include Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Drysdale’s Chaf Mills, Victory Lane Racegear, Ramsdale Wreckers, Midwest Imports, Vortex Express, Penrite Oils, Speedway Motors USA, Tekcoat Powdercoating, J&J Auto Racing, Inverloch Motor Body Works, SKS Services, EZ Printing, Andy FX, Kool Freighters, Gippsland Race & Street, Wade Aunger Photography, Extreme Sprintcar Driving Experience, Believe In You Beauty, Inglis Racing Engines, Goldstar Transport, Temby Haulage, Crow Enterprises USA, BMRS Hoses, HRP Wings, Big Kev, Oval Express Magazine, QSS, BHR, Joe’s Racing Products, D & F Racing Products, Hoskin Steering Gear and the V88 Members Club.

No matter when he qualifies, where he starts or who he is up against you can rest assured that Murky will leave no stone unturned in his quest to add a Classic victory to his already long and illustrious resume. Joining Murcott and the V88 team at the Classic will be Broken Hill’s Brendan Guerin, with the talented driver set to again be at the wheel of his family back S96 Maxim.

The team as always will get all they can from the Maxwill power plant as he endeavors to improve on his 12th place C-Main finish in 2019.

For the trek South Guerin will have the support of his teams partners 7 Day Spares, Century Batteries, Hi-Tec Oils and Mocare Australia.

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

 

Dave Blaney, Ken Schrader, Sammy Beavers, Bob Miller, John and Mildred Marcum and Sam Posey named to 2020 EMPA Hall of Fame;
 Mat Williamson and Matt Hirschman take top honors as Northeast Drivers of the Year
 Christopher Bell wins National Driver of Year
 

 HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA. (12-20-19) The Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) is proud to announce the 2020 class of the organization’s prestigious Hall of Fame. Voted in by the membership of EMPA, the newest list of inductees is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who carved out impressive paths in their respective careers in motor sports that are praiseworthy to their induction.
 The ceremony and awards dinner, sponsored by NASCAR, will take on Saturday evening, January 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia, PA, which is part of the 47th Annual EMPA Convention.
 The list includes open wheel ace Dave Blaney, a native of Hartford, OH. Blaney won the USAC Silver Crown title in 1984, the World of Outlaws title in 1995, scored a Knoxville Nationals win in 1997, and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2014.
 Versatile Ken Schrader of Fenton, MO began racing in 1971 as a 17-year-old at Lake Hill Speedway in his home state. In the time since he has become America's definition of a 'Real Racer', a term as coveted as it is attainable by anyone in the sport.
 By 1980, Schrader was running USAC stock cars and in 1982 he won the USAC Silver Crown championship. He spent three decades running at the highest levels of NASCAR competition with 763 starts in the Cup series and four wins. This past summer, he became the oldest, at 64, to earn the pole for an ARCA race. Schrader has competed and won at nearly every track of significance in open wheel and stock car classes.
 Northeast dirt Modified standout Sammy Beavers raced from the early 1960s through the mid-1990s and won 114 feature events along the way including an impressive 49 times at his home track, Flemington Fair Speedway, and 39 wins at East Windsor Speedway.
 Multifaceted promoter Bob Miller, who is commonly known for his hugely popular ‘Thunder on the Hill’ series at Grandview Speedway, as well as numerous other successful motorsport endeavors, joins the 2020 class.
 John and Mildred Marcum, founders of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), the country’s second oldest stock car sanctioning body, are among the honorees.
 And, Sam Posey, an accomplished road racer, race analyst and writer. Posey competed in Indy Cars, the Can-Am and Trans-Am Series’, and is former winner of both the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. He was the Rookie of the Year at the 1972 Indy 500.
 The Al Holbert Memorial National Driver of the Year statue will go Christopher Bell. Bell was an all-around driver this past season, winning on the NASCAR Xfinity Series, World of Outlaws Sprint cars and in Midgets, including picking up his third victory last January in the Chili Bowl Midget Classic.
 The Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Driver of the Year for the first time saw two winners, as one each in dirt and asphalt was selected.
 Mat Williamson had a banner year that saw him win at Super Dirt Week, the Centennial 160 at Orange County Fair Speedway and he took top honors as the Super DIRTCar Series champion.
 For the past several seasons Matt Hirschman has been a lead contender for the Evans award and this year the wait is over. The leader in northeast asphalt victories, Hirschman triumphed from Maine to Florida and included a record seventh Sunoco Modified Race of Champions and Turkey Derby XLVI.
 The John Blewett III Young Guns Awar,d presented by New England Race Fuels, will be presented to Tyler Thompson.
 The Chris Economaki Memorial News Maker of the Year award goes to Roger Penske, who made headlines throughout the year. Most notable was his acquisition of the principal assets of Hulman & Company, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series, and IMS Productions. Team Penske also notched a record-extending 18th Indianapolis 500 and 16th IndyCar championship.
 The Promotional Effort of the Year will be presented to Brett Deyo who spearheads the popular Short Track Super Series and is on the promotional team of Fonda (NY) and Georgetown Speedways (DE).
 Kenny Wallace was the top vote getter for the Junie Dunlavey Memorial Spirit of the Sport award. This year Wallace realized he had to give-up being one of the following: a good family man, television personality or racer, and he chose to end his television career.
 A number of other prestigious honors will be announced during the NASCAR/EMPA Hall of Fame banquet, among them the Jim Hunter Memorial Writer Award, the Ace Lane Sr. Memorial Photography Award, the Ernie and Marilyn Saxton Dedication to EMPA Award and the Jerry Reigle Memorial Sprint Car Award winner which is presented by World Racing Group.
 Winners in the hard fought Pocono Raceway Writer’s Contest, the American Honda Motor Co. Video Contest and the Brice’s NAPA Photography Contest will also be announced at the banquet.
 Founded in 1969, EMPA is an organization of professional writers, broadcasters, announcers, videographers and photographers working in the motorsports industry, along with Associate and Corporate members. NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR, Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Honda and NAPA Auto Parts are among the supporters of the organization.
 

 

RACING ELECTRONICS CONTINUES AS "OFFICIAL RACING COMMUNICATIONS" OF SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2020; WILL AGAIN PROVIDE EQUIPMENT FOR SERIES OFFICIALS & 20 SWITCH GIVEAWAYS FOR "MFG NIGHTS"
December 19, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

(Concord, NC)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announce that Racing Electronics will once again be the "Official Racing Communications" of RUSH in 2020. This will mark the third consecutive year that Racing Electronics has partnered with the Series.

"We are gracious that Racing Electronics has chosen to return as our 'Official Racing Communications'," stated RUSH Series director Vicki Emig. "It was great to have Racing Electronics expand their involvement with RUSH in 2019 by outfitting our officials with their reliable equipment and we are pleased to know that will continue in 2020. Racing Electronics will also contribute 20 SWITCH driver radios to our racers via our Manufacturers Night events once again."

Racing Electronics' SWITCH, provides benefits to both RUSH competitors and event attendees. SWITCH is the top-performing micro-receiver on the market, and its two programmable channels can be used by fans to listen to track public address announcers and race officials at RUSH events. Competitors will be able to utilize the device in the car to receive clearer communications from race control.

Racing Electronics will be located trackside at several 2020 events with SWITCH, as well as other popular communications equipment from its industry-leading line of radios, headsets and scanners.

"Racing Electronics is the undisputed leader in racing communications and we are thankful to have them continue to support RUSH in this manner," says Emig. "We're also excited to have Racing Electronics Dirt Track Specialist, Chris Michael, join us on our 'Battle of the Bay' RUSH Late Model Touring Series kickoff swing to service our racers' communication needs for the second consecutive year."

Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in motorsports communications technology and equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR. Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry. Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005. For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

The 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.

 

 

STEWART FRIESEN TO RACE WITH NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES AND 360 SPRINT CARS AT OHSWEKEN IN AUGUST

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (December 19, 2019) – The biggest Canadian dirt track event of the summer just got even better. Canadian NASCAR star and dirt track ace Stewart Friesen has announced he will compete in the first-ever NASCAR Pinty’s Series race on dirt at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, August 18. Friesen will also compete in a 360 Sprint Car at the track’s Northern Summer Nationals on August 17 and 18 as part of the show.

“This is already a destination event for Canadian motorsports fans and adding Stewart Friesen to the cast of talent in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and in our local Ohsweken divisions just adds to this star-studded event,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey.

Friesen is no stranger to muscling a stock car on dirt as the Niagara-on-the-lake, Ont. native has competed with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Eldora Speedway four times where he earned his first career NASCAR National Series win in 2019. Friesen has finished on the podium at Eldora three times in four starts at the event. While Friesen’s ride for the event is still to be announced at a later date, he will be bringing his crew chief Trip Bruce north of the border to turn the wrenches at the event.

Friesen is no stranger to Ohsweken Speedway either. Arguably one of the most versatile racecar drivers on the planet right now, Friesen has previously proven he can succeed behind the wheel of any car on asphalt or on dirt. Four years ago, Friesen showed just that when he became just the second Canadian-born driver to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event when he beat the Outlaws at Ohsweken on July 28, 2015. A year later, he won the biggest annual event on the Big-Block Modified calendar when he triumphed at Super DIRT Week in Oswego, NY on October 9, 2016.

This year, Friesen will also attempt to get the better of a talented cast of Ohsweken 360 Sprint Car regulars when he races in a Kevin Loveys-prepared Glenn Styres Racing sprint car with support from Ohsweken Speedway Racesource. The 360 Sprint Cars will compete on back-to-back nights with full shows on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18.

In addition to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Action Sprint Tour and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will also be in action on Monday, August 17. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also join the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars on Tuesday, August 18.

Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events, including the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on dirt, are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/. For more information and more big announcements on this special mid-summer two-day event, stay tuned to www.npsondirt.com and www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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2020 Season
Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page and on YouTube.

Ohsweken Speedway RaceSource: Ohsweken Speedway Racesource is Canada's Choice for Sprint Car parts, accessories and consumables. Located in the heart of the fastest growing sprint car market in North America, at Southern Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway. Let our experts lead you to Victory Lane. For pricing and additional information, visit www.osrparts.com.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

Ohsweken Speedway Media
Phone: (519) 717-0023
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Donny Schatz Enters 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Will Compete in Spike Chassis Entry with Sage Fruit for Mark Cooper and Mike Curb

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2020) – 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz announced today that he will compete in the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals driving for Mark Cooper, the owner of Spike Chassis and co-entrant, Mike Curb of Curb/Agajanian Racing. Partnering with Sage Fruit and Curb Records, Schatz will be making his third event appearance in the 34th running of the Chili Bowl to be held Jan. 13 to 18 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

“I’m looking forward to making a return to the Chili Bowl driving for Mark Cooper, who’s been a friend of mine for many years. We’ve gotten to know each other through racing in Australia and when Mark offered me the opportunity to return to the Chili Bowl as part of this team it was a quick decision. The Spike Chassis stable is always strong and I’m really looking forward to taking another shot at the Chili Bowl with Mark and Derrick Schwabauer.

“I’m also really excited to carry the Sage Fruit and Curb brands on my Chili Bowl car. Both Chuck Sinks and Mike Curb have been huge supporters of our programs at Tony Stewart Racing and it’s a privilege to have them as partners for a special event like the Chili Bowl. Mike [Curb] is also going to be the co-entrant on my car along with Mark [Cooper] and I’d love nothing more than to add a Chili Bowl win to all of our racing resumes.”

Schatz made his first Chili Bowl start in 2017 with Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR), finishing seventh in the first B-main on the final night just one spot short of transferring into the A-main. In 2018, Schatz returned to Tulsa where he was relegated to a seventh-place finish in the second D-main event on Saturday night following a disappointing DNF in his preliminary A-main. Cooper is hoping to see Schatz’s results in 2020 take a turn for the better.

“After a long friendship of helping Donny out with all his racing needs in Australia for 10 years, I asked if it would be possible to get him back to Chilli Bowl to promote our new Spike midget chassis,” said Cooper. “He was keen to help us out with promoting the new chassis and to get back to this great event. I’m so proud to have him compete in a Spike Chassis and under our banner for the 2020 Chili Bowl.”

Chuck Sinks, the president of sales and marketing for Sage Fruit, is also looking to add a Chili Bowl win to the brand’s racing portfolio to kick-off the 2020 season in a big way.

“Sage Fruit has long been a part of the Chili Bowl. I’ve been going to Tulsa for 30 years and have enjoyed it each and every year,” said Sinks. “To be the primary sponsor of the #15 Donny Schatz / Mark Cooper/Mike Curb Team for this year’s Chili Bowl will bring a bigger excitement to us knowing that we are a part of such a great partnership. Mark Cooper always brings great cars to the Chili Bowl that are capable of winning and to be a part of that team gives us something to look forward to in January.”

The Curb name is synonymous with success in motorsports and the brand has been part of some of the biggest racing triumphs in the history of the sport. Schatz’s to-date success under the Curb-Agajanian Racing banner includes six WoO titles (2012, 2014 – 2018) as well as 182 series victories. Both Curb and Schatz hope to add another achievement to their history in January.

“We are proud of our long World of Outlaws partnership with Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart,” said Curb. “We’re also excited to be partnered with Spike Chassis, Mark Cooper and Donny at the world-famous Chili Bowl in 2020 and to add another chapter to our racing history.”

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit www.spikechassis.com.

For more information regarding Sage Fruit, visit www.sagefruit.com.

For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit www.curb.com.

For more information regarding the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

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

Follow Schatz on Twitter @DonnySchatz and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15. Follow Spike Chassis on Facebook and www.facebook.com/spikechassis. Follow Tony Stewart Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Instagram and Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg and @tonystewart_rcg. Follow Sage Fruit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit and on Twitter at @SageFruit and on Instagram at @sage_fruit. Follow Curb on Facebook at www.facebook.com/curb and on Twitter and Instagram at @CurbRecords and @curbrecords.

 

 

Classic Breakfast News, Gio Scelzi Is Back, Lines and Bogucki Sign On


Excitement is building as the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic draws near, with some big names signing up for duty and the Classic Breakfast finding a new, bigger home!

With the likes of Live Wire American Giovanni Scelzi, two-time Classic Champion Steven Lines, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Regular Scott Bogucki and Crowd Favorite John Vogels all amongst the latest batch of entries, the entry list is growing rapidly.

For the first time in 2020, the Classic Breakfast will move from the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery to the Wannon Function Room at the Warrnambool Greyhound Track in Koroit Street.

Given the interest in the event as a traditional heart starter for the Classic weekend, the potential to play host to a far greater audience was the catalyst for the change.

Those interested in attending the breakfast can do so by contacting the Premier Speedway Office on (03) 5565 1789. Entry, which includes a cooked breakfast, is still just $25 per head.

Now to the influx of entries:

Giovanni Scelzi hit our shores 12 months ago as a highly touted 17-year-old whiz kid!

Now 12 months on, the 18-year-old Scelzi is a fully fledged force when it comes to dirt track racing.

Having endured an amazing Australian Tour last year, which mashed together some amazing car speed, some strong performances and a win at Avalon Raceway’s President’s Cup, with some moments of controversy, Scelzi will return to the Classic on something of a Redemption Tour for he and prominent car-owner Bernie Stuebgen.

Throughout 2019, whether it be campaigning the familiar Indy Race Parts 71 entry or in various rides across various race categories, Gio managed to secure nine feature race wins, including events with the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions, the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Tour and even a Pavement Late Model event.

During the Month of Money in the US, Scelzi produced some remarkable performances especially at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

When the All-Star Circuit of Champions made their annual visit to the Marion County Fairgrounds, Scelzi timed third fastest overall, went on to win his heat and then at just 17 years and 8 months of age, he not only won the A-Main but he dominated it, winning by a margin of 7.8 seconds and becoming the youngest ever winner of a 410 Sprintcar Main Event in Knoxville’s long and illustrious history.

To put that performance in perspective the top ten in the A-main were Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Terry McCarl, Parker Price-Miller, James McFadden, Austin McCarl and Rico Abreu!

At the Knoxville Nationals, Scelzi came from the B-main to start the 50-lap final from position 17 before finishing in 11th place.

In 2019 Scelzi contested 27 World of Outlaw events, recording 1 win at Charlotte when he led home Kyle Larson and Logan Schuchart, 13 top 10’s and six top five’s.

In the company of the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour his results were just as impressive, with 7 top 10’s from 10 feature events including a hand full of top five results.

With the support of American car owner Bernie Stubegen and Victorian based Domain Ramsay, who will also campaign his own V2, KRE powered Triple X at the Classic, Scelzi is almost certain to again be one of the Star Attractions at the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic aboard the Indy Race Parts, C & H Trucking USA71 Maxim.

As the 2011 and 2013 Classic Champion, Steven Lines already holds an esteemed place in the history of the Classic.

In 2020 Lines will be one of the Star Attractions of the Classic, with his strong fan base keen to see him venture into the rarified air that is only bestowed upon those that have won three or more Classic feature events.

With some strong early season form, the Horrell Motorsport team will have the Q83 Inglis Race Engines powered, Cool Chassis of the 2018-19 World Series Sprintcars Champion primed for yet another assault on the Classic weekend.

The team will again enjoy the support of Millicent Scrap Metal, Clarend Transport and East Coast Logistics, while long time crew chief Dave Sharman will again provide plenty of experience as crew chief.

Scott Bogucki, who hails from McLaren Vale, South Australia but is now a regular fixture on the tough Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the United States, is another welcome addition to the Classic field.

The fiercely determined Bogucki, will be at the wheel of the Rob Porker owned and backed VA27 Maxim for his return to Classic competition.

BT Transport, S & S Freight Service, LDJ Logistics and Portker’s Transport are behind the Classic Tilt of Bogucki as he strives to upstage some of his more fancied rivals – something that is a distinct possibility given the quality seat time he has behind him from 2019.

Having produced arguably the drive of the night at Max’s Race just last weekend, the familiar yellow V70 of John Vogels is another to throw his hat into the ring on Classic weekend.

The Yellow Army will as always be right behind Vogels as the Simpson native wheels the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Ace Body Corporate of Darwin, Vogels Motors, D & J Contracting, Lucas Oil and Advanced Magneto’s V70 Cool through the pit gate on Classic weekend.

Having narrowly missed the A-Main of the Classic last January (6th in B-Main 2) look for Vogels to try and reclaim a coveted starting position amongst the top 24 points scorers for the A-Main on Sunday night of the Classic.

Also amongst the latest batch of entries are up and coming Victorian Star Bobby Daly, who will be at the wheel of the Transall Motors, Laser Line Marking, Willaton Group, Industrial Metal Recyclers, John Signs, Paccar Parts, TRP Truck and Trailer Parts and Kelly Durkin Trucking V8 entry.

Daly finished 16th in B-Main one in what was a creditable result for Classic rookie in 2019.

Leigh Mugavin has been somewhat of a regular at Premier Speedway this season and he has entered the Mugavin Contracting NT, Thomo’s Road Maintenance, Let Pets AU, PTS Warrnambool and Mugavin Produce Triple X for the Classic, along with the T2 of Scott Bissett. Bissett will pilot the KRE powered MJ Miller Electrical, 329 Motorcycle Services, Lamb Mechanical, M & L Mechanical, ACE Industries, Frost Civil Construction and Fencing Solutions North West, Triple X as he looks to do the Apple Isle proud.

Rounding out the latest batch of entries is another South West Victorian in Mailors Flat Mathew O’Shannassy who will pilot the Automech, Jeffrey McDonald Livestock and General Carrier, K Cumming Concrete, The Schomberg Inn Peterborough and JDM Concrete and Carpentry VA82 in his first tilt at the Classic.

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

 

 

Cale Conley Joins Beierle/Wilke Combination For 2020 Chili Bowl Nationals
TULSA, Okla. (December 17, 2019) Combining the efforts of Andee Beierle Racing and Chili Bowl owner champion Wilke-Pak, Cale Conley will pilot the Boost Oxygen/Leader Paper Co. No. 11 during the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

"We’ve been watching Cale throughout the summer we feel he brings a combination of open-wheel experience and the deep desire to excel in his racing career,” commented Andee Beierle.

Normally a driver herself, Andee has taken a step back from the seat and settled into the role of an owner as she continues to work on her degree in Chemical Engineering as well as working into Medical School. Getting to work with Greg Wilke is one that she hopes to grow in the coming years.

“I am hoping the relationship develops into a multi-car operation," stated Beierle.
Bringing in the backing of Boost Oxygen to help support the 2005 race-winning team, the portable purified oxygen mixture will be available for sale in the event’s Tradeshow as well as the Wilke pit area.

“We are very excited to be engaged with Andee Beierle Motorsports. Athletes of all types, youth to professional and in all sports (including motorsports), implement Boost Oxygen for maximizing their performance, recovery, and results with our 95% pure supplemental oxygen. The use of purified oxygen isn’t new, but it hasn’t always been available to the everyday athlete; and if you had access, the tanks are heavy and difficult to get around. We have solved both of these challenges,” says Boost Oxygen CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Neuner.

Information on Boost Oxygen and all its applications can be found at https://www.boostoxygen.com.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 13-18, 2020 atop the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located under the giant roof of the River Spirit Expo Center. Information regarding the team’s qualifying night will be released as the event draws near.

For more information, results, and updates log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.
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WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME
MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (December 17, 2019).........Zeb Wise and Holley Hollan will compete on a part-time basis for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian throughout the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season.

Angola, Indiana's Wise will hit a handful of USAC Midget events on the schedule with Kunz that don't conflict with his recently announced deal to compete on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tour. Wise has tentative plans to run a partial Indiana Midget Week schedule, BC39 and assorted November events on the west coast.

Eighteen-year-old Hollan, meanwhile, will take on a similar part-time USAC Midget role with Kunz to coincide with her plans to compete in a stock car this year. The exact midget schedule for the Broken Arrow, Okla. native is yet to be determined for the driver who, in 2019, competed as a Rookie with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship.

She finished 16th in points, fourth best among all Rookies, with two heat race wins and a top finish of 11th in March at the Shamrock Classic.

Wise, who just recently turned 17 years old, became USAC's youngest ever National series winner at the age of 15 in 2018 at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway during Pennsylvania Midget Week. Racing out of the Clauson/Marshall Racing stable, Wise finished 5th in the final USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings for 2019 with three wins at Action Track USA, Linda's Speedway (both in Pennsylvania) and snagged the BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS in September.

Wise's capability to step in the car, even on a part-time basis, has Kunz elated to bring him into the fold for the car owner who has captured 10 previous USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget owner titles and the second most wins in USAC National Midget history with 109.

"I'm really excited to have Zeb because he went toe-to-toe with Kyle (Larson) there a few times and came out on top," Kunz recalled. "I've been watching him for the last couple of years and he's come a long way. He's definitely one of the major players in midget racing right now and with him coming to our team, I'm just really looking forward to it."

Wise and Hollan join previously announced full-time teammates Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.) and Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) on the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

MATT JANISCH SEEKS SECOND ALLENTOWN TQ MIDGET WIN AND 2020 INDOOR SERIES TITLE

ALLENTOWN, PA December 17, 2019 . . . Matt Janisch comes into the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. for the Indoor Auto Racing Series, January 3-4, fueled by VP Racing Fuels 2020 season opener with an avowed goal: to get as many championship points as he possibly can.

“I’m going to do whatever I can do to be in contention to win the Series title. I’ve had some shots, was second one year by one point to Anthony Sesely. With five features in the Series, you can’t win if you have one bad finish,” Janisch reasons.

He certainly had one great finish last year at the PPL Center in the Ironton Telephone sponsored event.

The highlight of Janisch’s Indoor TQ Midget car driving career came on Friday, January 4, 2019 when he won his first Indoor Auto Racing Series main event in Allentown, in front of hometown Lehigh Valley fans. He lives in Nazareth, PA.

“That win was very relieving. I knew I was capable, and I had been close a few times and had been doing this long enough to get a win,” said Janisch. “I can’t say I did anything differently that night. And it wasn’t my first TQ win indoors, I had won one a few years ago at Fort Wayne (Indiana),” he shared.

The hometown aspect was special.

“There were a lot of my friends and family there. Winning close to home is always a great feeling,” Janisch admitted.

“There’s no reason why I can’t win the championship. There’s an element of luck in it like there is in all of racing. But I think it’s less than people think.”

Janisch will be driving the same Lafler chassis TQ owned by Roger Mahan that he drove to victory one year ago.

“The Lafler is a well-built car. It’s fast, the short wheelbase makes a rugged car, which is important indoors,” Janisch stated.

“The work on the car is pretty much maintenance,” Janisch said. “It’s a pretty basic car that ran well last year. I was happy to be the driver that got Roger his first Indoors win.”

Janisch will also be fielding, as a car owner, a TQ he built and maintains for hometown Allentown, PA teenager Briggs Danner.

Janisch. 33, offers great praise for Danner.

“Briggs has natural talent. He had some good races the last couple of years and didn’t get some of the finishes he deserved. He was running second here on the second night with five to go when he got taken out. He doesn’t have the indoor experience most of us have but you can’t tell that by watching him race,” Janisch lauded of Danner, a dirt Modified and SpeedSTR racer.

The Allentown event, January 3-4, which has support from local companies including Ironton Telephone, BELFOR Property Restoration, Future Homes and Ironton Auto Body, will include complete racing programs including qualifying and feature events on back-to-back nights headlined by the TQ Midgets. They will be joined by the Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and the Slingshots on Saturday.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse.

Janisch became the first Lehigh Valley resident to win a TQ Midget race in Allentown last January during the Friday night program. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, the 2017 series champion, won Saturday’s main event.

Doors open 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.

After the two race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The “Concrete Series” season finale us on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Exposition 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 race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 Wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay.

Tickets for all four venues make great Christmas gifts. They can be obtained now through information available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com or at the box offices the day of the event.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information is available by email or call Danny Sammons at the series office at danny@aarn.com or 609-888-3618.

 

 

US Young Gun Kofoid and Ian Madsen Return For Classic

Ever since he burst onto the Sprintcar scene with an amazing Feature Race win during the 2016 Trophy Cup at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway in California as a 14 year-old, Buddy Kofoid has been widely regarded as one of the up and coming superstars of Sprintcar Racing.

Since then Kofoid has continued to ply his craft all over the United States, while having also ventured to Australia (in 2018) and more recently New Zealand. In 2019 Kofoid spent considerable time at the wheel of the Ed Neumeister owned 11N entry that competed largely throughout the Mid-West, recording one win with the All Star Circuit of Champions tour, back on June 22 at Orrville Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway where Kofoid led home Parker Price-Miller and Dale Blaney.

In 2020 Kofoid has accepted an invitation to drive for the revered Keith Kunz/Curb Agajanian Motorsports team in the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series.

As he awaits the commencement of his USAC commitments, Kofoid will return to our shores to contest the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, driving for South Australian brothers Darryl and Michael Downing in the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers, Moore Machinery, Hooligators, Infinity Signs, Hoskin Steering, Eagle Camper Trailers and Star Buses backed S97 Cool.

Having been confined to a C-Main Finish in 2018, look for big things from one of the up and coming stars when the Classic rolls around.

Coming of another impressive season with the World of Outlaws, which netted Ian Madsen a eighth-place finish in season points, with one win and 16 top five finishes, the younger of the Madsen Brothers will again contest the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in 2020.

Ian also finished 15th in the A-Main of the Knoxville Nationals back in August.

In 2020, Madsen is at the wheel for a new team for his Australian summer. The DTM Motorsport Patti’s Party Hire, Hi-Tec-Oils, Active Air and Suttons Trucks Arncliffe NS4 Cool Chassis will be his office of choice as he goes in search of some race wins.

The DTM Motorsport Team took the honors as the R&M Security Best Presented car and Crew at the 2019 South West Conveyancing Classic.

Joining Kofoid and Madsen at the 2020 Classic will be Victorian based, former World Series Sprintcars Contracted Driver and Multi-time SRA Series Champion Mike Van Bremen.

Van Bremen has the cherished ride aboard the Dave Challons owned V45 with backing from Camden Signage and Building Services, Maxwill Motors, J&J Auto Racing and BR Motorsports.

Having been in strong early season form at Sungold Stadium, Van Bremen’s experience may be a telling factor in his quest for a strong showing at the Classic.

Sydney’s Troy Little is another to have not competed at the Classic in 2019, that will make the trek South for the 2020 edition of the event.

Little will again be at the wheel of the Pit Stop Autos Racing 20N Maxim for a tilt at the Classic Crown.

The Sydney Speedway specialist is always fast and with the support of Blayney Pit Stop Autos, Power Plus in Orange, Tyre’s Plus Orange, Central Coast Motor Group, Bribbaree Smash Repairs and American Race Tires, could be one to keep an eye on.

South Australian Brendan Quinn is another 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entrant.

Quinn, who hails from Angle Vale, South Australia pilots the Quinn Motorsport J&J with the horsepower being supplied by a Maxwill Race Engine.

The team will have support being afforded to them by L&T Kahl Mannum SA, Tony Quinn Accounting, National Karate Academies, Chooks Custom Graphics, Fleurieu Cranes, Stagg Auto Refinishers. Mascott Cabinets and Tyrepower Campelltown.

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offers Perfect Holiday Gift of Live Video Streams From Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 16, 2019) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has an awesome gift idea with the holiday season in swing.

Racing fans would enjoy a live video stream from two of the biggest indoor races in the world - the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals - which are both held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next month.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is providing live video streams from both events with the

35th annual Tulsa Shootout - showcasing six micro sprint divisions and a modified class - running Jan. 1-4 and the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals - welcoming more than 300 of the top competitors in the world for the midget event - held Jan. 13-18.

The Tulsa Shootout currently has more than 1,100 entries, including more than 250 entries in each of the non-wing outlaw, winged 'A' class and stock non-wing divisions.

A total of 179 entries have been filed for the Chili Bowl with that number expected to nearly double during the next month before the opening night gets underway.

All four nights of the Tulsa Shootout and all six of the Chili Bowl Nationals will be broadcast by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network via live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Can Kerry Claim Classic Number Four?

The 2020 Classic field will be riddled with previous Classic Champions, one of whom will be the pilot of the Krikke Motorsport W2 – Kerry Madsen.

Madsen who is the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Classic winner, will return to Warrnambool in search of number four, after finishing fourth in 2019 and having recorded a further three podium finishes in 2009 (3rd), 2012 (3rd) and 2016 (2nd).

Having recently kicked off his 2019-20 season campaign, that will again include an arduous World Series Sprintcars Tour, with a win in the Western Australian Sprintcar Title, the Mad Man is sure to be one of the pre-Classic favorites, a ranking that should be afforded one of the best drivers in the caper.

Kerry’s American season saw him record two feature race wins during the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship season, as a part of a season that saw him also target all of the Big Events across the USA.

The 2005 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion and four-time Australian Sprintcar Champion will again enjoy the spoils as afforded him aboard the W2 Krikke Motorsport Maxim, which in 2019-20 boasts the support of Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Bunbury Toyota, PWR Performance Products, Mobil, HRP and Maxwill Race Engines.

Joining Madsen in the field will be another of the sports up and coming drivers, Queensland’s Cody Maroske.

Maroske will be behind the wheel of the Erhart Motorsport Q5 Triple X, which will source its horsepower from a Inglis racing Engines package.

The 2020 Classic will be a debut appearance at the event for Maroske although the early signs are that he will lack nothing in car speed as he tackles the Sungold Stadium at the biggest event of the season.

The always immaculately prepared Erhart Motorsport entry will venture to Warrnambool with the support of SP Tools, Mobil 1, Kwana, Team Navy, GW Racing, Woodeson Excavations, Revolution Racegear, Mats Rus and Daimler Trucks Toowoomba. Mitchell Gee is another driver who will return to Classic duties in 2020, driving the N65 KRE powered Maxim for Gavin Norman.

Gee is no stranger to Sungold Stadium, having competed there for a variety of car owners with some mixed fortunes along the way.

For the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Gee will be supported by Sydney Karting Warehouse, SOS Maintenance, Badass Graphics, Barellan Freighters and Simpson Racegear.

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

 

 

Gunner Ramey has landed a ride for the upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TULSA, Okla. – Reigning POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League champion Gunner Ramey has landed a ride with Jack Yeley for the upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Ramey, from Sedalia, Mo., will pilot the No. 0G Ripper-Fontana with support from Glenn Styres Racing, Ohsweken Speedway, Jeff Taylor and Enriam Dynamics as he makes his debut showing at the Chili Bowl.

The 17-year-old will compete against an all-star cast of midget racers as he contends for rookie-of-the-year honors in the crown jewel event, which will be just his second-ever start in a midget car.

“I’m chomping at the bit to get started,” said Ramey. “It has been a pretty crazy year, with the (micro) championship and winning that. That was a really cool accomplishment and we had a very good year within the micros, so this is really the next step and felt like the right move for me. It’s definitely very high quality equipment, and there will be a lot of knowledge and a lot of good people around me.

“I’m very excited to get going with it and see what we can make out of it.”

Ramey didn’t win a race this season in POWRi Outlaw Micro competition, but he did compile perfect attendance across the 17-race schedule and scored 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes along the way, defeating runner-up Joe B. Miller by 370 points in the final tally.

Winning the championship was a big boost to his efforts of finding a Chili Bowl ride, said Ramey.

“We had a really good year and really consistent year, and a lot of people saw that, I think,” Ramey noted. “It kind of helps when you’re going into something like this, to be able to say that you won a national championship. That kind of adds to your resume a little bit.

“Honestly, I really wasn’t planning on running the Chili Bowl, just because as far as working on stuff for next year, I didn’t really want to go in and say, ‘Hey, let’s drop seven or eight grand for a good Chili Bowl ride,’” Ramey continued. “But myself and my dad and Jeff (Taylor, from Rockwell Security) worked on this and then got involved with Jack and Judy Yeley and talked to them a lot … and we just kind of got working on it.

“Fortunately I was able to work the deal out with all of them to make a Chili Bowl ride happen.”

Ramey’s debut midget start came at Lake Ozark Speedway in his home state on May 26, during a POWRi National Midget League and POWRi Western Midget League co-sanctioned event.

Though he only finished 15th in that race, Ramey caught Taylor’s eye and seeds for the future were planted.

“I guess Jeff liked what he saw in me there and after that, we got in contact with him and just stayed in regular contact with him,” explained Ramey. “I’ve used him as a soundboard or a resource, you know, just to throw ideas at him and talk to him for advice and stuff like that as far as the racing business goes. That’s been the biggest thing for me with Jeff, has been talking to him about the racing business and how to go about everything on that side. He’s taught me a lot there.”

While Ramey wants to win like any other driver, he knows that going into an event like the Chili Bowl Nationals, he has to pace himself and keep his goals realistic as he enters the week-long sojourn.

“I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m definitely excited,” Ramey said of his impending Chili Bowl debut. “It’s one of those deals where for me, obviously I want to do the best I can, but at the same time I look at it and go, ‘Well, we need to set attainable goals and just go into it really focused on just getting better every time we’re on the track.’ I want to make some good laps. I don’t need to go in there thinking I’m going to win the thing. Everyone wants to win, but you have to set realistic goals.

“For us, I think we can make the prelim night A-main, and I just want to pass cars every time we’re on the track and get better every time we hit the track,” Ramey added. “If we can make some good laps and consistent laps, and hopefully if we pass some cars every time we’re on the track and we can make the prelim night A-main, then we can put ourselves in a solid position for success. I think that’s definitely a big thing in itself. If we can get there and pass some cars and do the best we can to set us up for Saturday, then they’ll know we’re there and it would be a really great week for us in Tulsa.

“But like I said, my biggest goal is making the main on my prelim night and going from there.”

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals takes place Jan. 13-18 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Christopher Bell is the three-time defending winner of the event.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

McClure and Evans Join Forces

While their individual plans for the 2019-20 season were quite different, it seems the stars have aligned for 360 Sprintcar drivers Shaun McClure and Dan Evans, who have decided to commence a partnership that has already seen Evans steer the McClure family-owned machine throughout multiple events.

Having often competed against each other in the Wingless Sprints class prior to moving into 360 Sprintcars, the rivals turned teammates always had a bit to do with each other at the track and had kept in touch over the years, paving the way for what would later become an encouraging pairing.

Stepping into 360 Sprintcars in 2016 after three seasons in Wingless Sprints, McClure experienced varied success. However, it seemed to be plagued with ongoing engine problems that came to a head midway through the 2018-19 season, sidelining him just as he was finding his feet with setup and increased pace.

Making the decision with his dad Paul and uncle Allan Mason to strip the engine down and rebuild it on a budget, McClure struck gold when renowned engine builder Bryan Galley offered his expertise to the father and son, while John Sidney also assisted with identifying mechanical gremlins.

It was a message from Evans, who had planned to spend the 2019-20 season on the sidelines, that sparked McClure to offer him the driver’s seat.

“Dan and I always got on great and we were always willing to lend a hand to each other in terms of setup advice, so it’s great to have him in our car,” commented 30-year-old McClure, from the small town of Irymple near Mildura, Victoria.

“We’ve been lucky that Dan fits in the car without any modifications, which has made things easier, and coming from the same racing background, we have a similar driving styles but Dan has been able to find some added speed.”

Getting off to a challenging start and struggling to find the setup during their practice session, Evans travelled to Mildura’s Timmis Speedway with Paul and Mason for the second All Stars Series round and things were looking up, with a win in his second heat race and an outside second row start for the feature race.

Despite becoming involved in a crash on the opening lap, causing significant damage to the car, Evans still managed to cross the finish line in sixth place.

Carrying some pleasing form into another series round at Murray Bridge Speedway, Evans lined up fourth for the feature race, but once again fell victim to another first-lap incident, ultimately being relegated to rear of field. On the restart, Evans stuck to the low line, making quick work of many of his rivals as he went from 14th to an impressive fourth.

Following some additional changes to the car, the team arrived at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway only to find that more work was required as the engine wouldn’t fire. Working tirelessly on the tools, Evans made it out on track, eventually earning another fourth-place start for the feature race.

Wasting no time in taking control of second place, Evans quickly caught up to series and race leader Michael Tancredi, pipping him for first place and looking likely to claim the outfit’s maiden victory. However, the mechanical dramas aboard the Chev-powered VA # 8 Viking Projects Concreting and Bobcat Services supported U-MAX Maxim Chassis dashed their hopes yet again.

“We’ve been picking up some strong results at each of our race meetings, but some bad luck and mechanical woes have prevented us from finishing feature races,” explained Evans, a 23-year-old from Lyrup, SA.

“I’m still learning the new car and engine package, but so far I’ve been qualifying better in Shaun’s car than I was in my own. It would have been nice to get the win at Horsham and we definitely have a top-three car, we just need to avoid the bad luck and try to get the mechanics under control.

“I have to say a huge thanks to Shaun for giving me the opportunity to race his car as I wouldn’t be on the track if it weren’t for him, along with Paul and Allan for their help at the track. There’s a great family vibe within this team and we’re having a lot of fun.”

Taking each race as it comes, the team plan to continue the season together, hoping to bank as many All Stars Series points as possible. Their next outing will be this Saturday night for a club show at Murray Bridge Speedway, followed by another All Stars Series round at Timmis Speedway the week after.

McClure and Evans are proudly supported by the following 2019-20 season sponsors: Viking Projects Concreting and Bobcat Services Mallee Performance Oils PennGrade Fast Print Studio Faint Obsession Savage Shots Photography Total Equipment Solutions Hoosier Tire Australia

To find out more about the McClure and Evans duo, follow their progress by joining their Facebook group: JAMR.

 

 

HD INDUSTRIES BACKS BRODY ROA’S 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

(Cypress, CA, December 12, 2019) Southern California Sprint Car championship contender Brody Roa is pleased to announce that HD Industries will be backing his racing efforts throughout the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series campaign.

The announcement came after a meeting with HD Industries officials just before Roa hopped on a plane to head to this week’s Performance Racing Industries Trade Show in Indianapolis. Roa and the team are ecstatic to have the HD Industries logo on the side panels of the famous Shaver powered BR Performance sprint car for the upcoming campaign.

“It means everything to have HD Industries back on board with us for the 2020 season,” Roa said from the airport before departing to Indy. “We want to go out and win the CRA championship for them. With their help and help from our other sponsors, we feel we have a good shot at doing that.”

In addition to HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Baldwin Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Wilwood Brakes, Biker Bruce Fisher and Norma Leonard are already on board for 2020. The team hopes to announce additional sponsors after the PRI show.

In 2019, Roa competed full time in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series. He won five main events between the two and finished third in the USAC/CRA title chase. In addition, he won the Southwest Series championship. For the 2020 season, things will change a bit.

“We will be running the #91R car in the USAC/CRA Series and will be looking for some rides to fill in the gaps in between those races,” the Garden Grove, California based racer said. “We want to keep the #91R fresh for the late-season USAC/CRA races. In addition, we will be running Tanner Grau’s car in some of the Southwest Series events. We are looking for opportunities in other series as well.”

For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team and its marketing opportunities, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/

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/

 

 

Williamson Spending First Full Season in a Sprint Car on the Road With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 12, 2019) - Garet Williamson is about to embark upon his biggest racing challenge yet.

The 19-year-old who drives for Bryant Paver is tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2020, when the series will feature more than 50 races in 17 states ranging from California to Pennsylvania and from Michigan to Texas.

"Go big or go home," Williamson quipped. "If we're going to do it you might as well do the whole thing. We want to learn as much as we can and make a name for ourselves."

The team formed toward the end of the 2019 season and competed in seven ASCS-sanctioned events. Williamson's best ASCS National Tour showing was a run from 22nd to 16th on Oct. 12 during the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. His top sprint car result was a 10th-place finish with the ASCS Warrior Region on Oct. 5 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"It's definitely a lot different," he said. "It's harder to be faster. Everyone is so good. It takes a lot of laps to be running up front. You have to be really consistent and can't mess up. It's a big learning curve."

Williamson began racing go-karts when he was 4-years-old. He transitioned into junior sprints before climbing into micro sprints at 10-years-old. Williamson has also spent time competing in a midget.

Now that the focus is on sprint car racing Williamson said the team only plans on running ASCS National Tour races in 2020.

"The goals are Rookie of the Year, no DNFs and to run in the top 10 as much as we can," he said. "We have a good group of guys behind us that want to see us succeed. As long as they keep pushing me and I push myself we can do anything."

The 2020 season kicks off February 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com .

"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would also like to thank Tiger Towing, JBC Transport, Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Champion Brands Announces Performance Brake Fluid for Electric Vehicles

(Clinton, MO / 12.12.19) Champion Brands, LLC; a major player in the global lubricants market, has developed a special DOT 5.1 brake fluid for performance and competition electric vehicles.

Champion EVolution X DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid is specifically for the needs of electric high-powered vehicles. The need for this special product is when the vehicle battery is full, the brake system can’t take advantage of regenerative braking and so the brakes will have to do all the work without any support from engine braking. This creates a need for a high dry and wet boiling point that also provides enhanced brake system corrosion protection.

Due to the electrical currents found near the brake system, a lower conductivity fluid is needed. Champion understands that recent developments in ABS, ESP, AD, and ADAS that vehicle are going to put greater emphasis on cycle time and frequency. This will place increasing demands on brake fluid viscosity and lubricity.

The new EVolution X 5.1 Brake Fluid is added to Champion’s EVolution X product line which includes fluid specially designed to meet the needs of current and next generation hybrid and electric vehicles. They include - Champion EVolution X DOT 3/4 Brake Fluid, Champion EVolution X Fluid for light vehicles and Champion EVolution XX Fluid for heavy vehicles.

Along with brake fluids, the other fluids used in electric vehicles require electrical insulation properties. The fluid must be insulating to prevent any arcing since it is going to be in close contact with the electrical and/or electronic components of the vehicle. Dielectric properties must remain stable throughout the time in spite of harsh operating conditions: particle abrasion, humidity, rising temperatures, and oxidation.

Power electronics and the electric engine must operate within a defined temperature range. Operating at higher than the desired temperature range inevitably reduces the vehicles’ service life, efficiency and power. The components are subject to heat evacuation at temperatures up to 180°C.

The fluid and new components of the electric vehicle are in direct contact. The fluids must be compatible with different types of materials in order to avoid the following consequences: swelling, breakage, corrosion etc. Copper is a fundamental material for these applications. Its high electrical conductivity makes it the main critical component used for electrical appendages, wiring, snaking, encircling, and windings. Therefore, Champion has formulated and developed fluids with excellent copper compatibility.

About Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Lucas Oil Raceway

December 11, 2019

RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store. We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will return in the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.

Indy Revolution: May 7-8-9, 2020, 3 days of big money bracket racing, featuring Super Pro class and Pro Class. Nostalgia Muscle cars and Modern Muscle cars Index race on Friday. Saturday Features 10 thousand to win Footbrake Index race. Friday & Saturday Night will have Indy Street Outlaws & Knight Street Racing heads up racing. A car show, swap meet, and new vendors will be set up all three days. The event finale will be on the oval race track with Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars & Midwest Compact touring Series. Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to race on the famed oval since June 9, 2012, where Brian Gerster was the winner and set a new and current track record of 17.407.

Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas. Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Summer Nationals: On June18-19-20, 2020 RevsRacing will welcome home the Non-Wing Must See Racing Sprint Cars. The last winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in a non-wing sprint car was Bobby Santos III on August 18, 2011. The non-wing sprint cars will be racing on the oval June 20, 2020. Also racing on the oval will be the Midwest SuperModifieds, Super Cup Stock Cars Series, & the Midwest Compact Touring Series.

But wait, that is not all, once again, there will be 3 days of Super Pro Big Money Bracket Racing, with 400-500 of the best Super Pro Drag Racers in the country. With 50 Thousand to win on Friday June 19, 2020.

The Indy Street Outlaws and Knight Street Racing will return to the track on Friday and Saturday nights. The Car Show, swap meet, and new vendors will also be back in June.

Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas.

Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Revolt October 23, 2020 will Feature the Indy Street Outlaws & Hoosier No-Prep Series Championship. The race track surface will be untouched. It will be street racing at the track. Revs Racing’s mission is to provide street racers with more opportunities to race at the track. Their slogan is, “Taking the street back to the track”. In 2020, Revs Racing’s hopes to reduce street racing in Indiana by over 10%.

 

NASCAR CUP LEGEND KYLE PETTY TO APPEAR AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020; ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 100TH ANNIVERSARY DISPLAY CONTINUES TO GROW

OAKS, PA December 11, 2019 . . . Former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty will be a major attraction at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 fueled by Sunoco distributed by Insinger Performance Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday, January 18th. The three day show will be held January 17th - 19th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

The son of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, now a popular NBC Sports racing analyst, will chat with show attendees and answer questions on Saturday afternoon of the show followed by a two hour autograph session running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kyle was an eight time winner in NASCAR Cup competition. He appeared in 829 races, finished in the top five in the NASCAR standings five times. He earned 173 top ten finishes.

In addition, Petty is acclaimed for his long history of philanthropic efforts. For 26 years, Petty has led the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing enriching experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses. The Camp was created by Petty and his family in honor of his late son, Adam Petty. To date, the Ride has raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s hospitals, and is the most successful philanthropic event staged by any person in the NASCAR family.

The Motorsports show, which is celebrating its 36th year, attracts just about everything imaginable in motorsports filling 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway will offer a huge 100th Anniversary display this year created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Included will be the Behrent’s No. 3 dirt Modified which was driven to victory in the historical $100,000 to win Centennial race by Mat Williamson.

Brett Hearn’s Madsen Overhead Door No. 20, driven in the 2019 Eastern States 200, will also be on display. Hearn has since announced his semi-retirement from driving after earning more than 900 career victories and the 2019 Orange County Modified title.

Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.

Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Scelzi Motorsports Hires Veteran Crew Chief Jimmy Carr to Lead Dominic Scelzi's Final Season on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is making the 2020 season his last hurrah on the road and he's doing so in big fashion.

Scelzi Motorsports has hired veteran crew chief Jimmy Carr to operate the team, which will compete in California as well as stints throughout the Midwest to the tune of approximately 90 races.

"I'm extremely excited and eager to get rolling," Scelzi said. "Jimmy has been a friend of ours for a long time. The fact I can work with him is a dream come true. He's been successful in every venture he's taken in sprint car racing. He's done it all from driving to being a crew chief to being a team manager and he's done it successfully. I have high hopes for us."

Scelzi has taken on more responsibility at his family business - Scelzi Enterprises - in recent years. His position in the business world requires more time and a priority shift is in the making.

"It's bittersweet because my heart is with driving a race car," he said. "I'm not going to give that up. But I realize I need to take a step back with racing just in California. On the other side I have a family business that has been around for more than 40 years and we're more successful than ever. With me contributing it's lit a fire under me and has me excited to see how far I can go."

Scelzi noted the race team will likely kick off the season in late February, running mostly in California until heading to the Midwest in May.

"We're going to hit every race as we possibly can," he said. "We're going to start the third week in February and run until the last week in November. We'll run wide open as much as we can. We'll do more races than we've run before."

Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2019 as he picked up eight feature victories, 28 top fives and 35 top 10s in 83 races.

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.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will hold its first non-winged event as a non-points special on June 20 at Lucas Oil Raceway

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro will host one of the most unique events in tour history at one of the Midwest’s most well-known facilities next season.

Announced Wednesday in advance of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Must See Racing will headline the inaugural Indy Summer Nationals, June 18-20 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

The three-day mega event will feature a host of drag racing on the LOR drag strip, while the Saturday night portion of the program will star the warriors of Must See Racing in a special non-points, non-winged showdown on the .686-mile oval.

Must See Racing will utilize Little 500 rules for the Lucas Oil special event, with the winner taking home a $4,000 payout from a purse of nearly $25,000 in total.

The Indy Summer Nationals will mark the first non-winged event in the history of the decade-old winged asphalt sprint car sanctioning body, a challenge and opportunity that MSR Founder and President Jim Hanks is eager to tackle next summer.

“Must See Racing has always prided itself on innovation, competition and entertainment for our fans, drivers and sponsor partners through the years, and we feel that we have all three of those boxes checked with the huge Indy Summer Nationals event coming up in June,” Hanks said. “We’ve put on some of the most exciting winged sprint car racing on pavement in the country over the last decade, and we hope to do the same with this special non-winged event at Lucas Oil Raceway, one of the premier facilities in the country. We look forward to the unique challenge that non-winged racing provides and showcasing that spectacle to our fans on June 20 during the Indy Summer Nationals.”

National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Tom Bigelow will serve as the grand marshal of the oval-track portion of the Indy Summer Nationals.

Bigelow was the 1978 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and 1984 NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series champion.

He also raced in parts of 17 different Indy car seasons, with nine straight Indianapolis 500 appearances between 1974 and 1982 and a best finish in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing of sixth in 1977.

Joining the Must See Racing-sanctioned non-winged sprint cars on the Indy Summer Nationals oval-track card will be the Midwest Supermodified Series, the Midwest Compact Touring Series and the Super Cup Stock Car Series.

The Must See Racing portion of the Indy Summer Nationals will be taped for television broadcast on MAVTV as part of the award-winning SPEED SPORT presented by WorkAtHendrick.com series, hosted by industry veteran and SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen.

“SPEED SPORT is thrilled to be working with Must See Racing and Jim Hanks for a fourth season in 2020, as we showcase these incredibly fast cars and talented drivers on our SPEED SPORT presented by WorkAtHendrick.com series on MAVTV,” said Sheheen. “Each year, we've had a new and exciting Must See event to cover and 2020 is no exception, as the series heads to the famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. We can't wait to add this venue to the already impressive lineup of Must See events we’ve broadcast on national television!”

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Tickets Available for DCRP Awards Banquet Set for January 25

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 11, 2019) – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members alike will gather to enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 25, 2020, DCRP Awards Banquet to celebrate the 2019 racing season.

The festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 18, 2020, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money with eligible Little DCRP competitors recognized as well.

Drivers earning 2019 championships at Dodge City Raceway Park included Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), William Nusser (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Inaugural Little DCRP champions included Tanner Johnson (Winged “A” Class), Zak Moore (Non-Wing “A” Class) Trey Zorn (Restricted “A” Class), Keenan Hernandez (Advanced Junior Sprint), Deekan McRoberts (Novice Junior Sprints), Gage Robertson (Adult Karts), Caleb Berthof (Junior Karts) and Caleb Crockett (Open Outlaw Karts).

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Chase Johnson Scores 11 Victories and Wins in All Six Classes He Tackled This Year

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2019) - Not only did Chase Johnson earn a career-best 11 feature victories in 2019, he also accomplished a new feat by winning in each type of race car he piloted this year.

Johnson was victorious in a 410 winged sprint car, a 410 non-wing sprint car, a 360 winged sprint car, a 360 non-wing sprint car, a midget and an outlaw kart.

"That's been my goal for a couple of years, to be good in any type of car I've gotten into," he said. "In years past I've felt like we were close, but it'd take me toward the end of the night to be as fast as we needed to start the night. To be able to win this year in all the different types of cars is really special.

"It's been a great year with a whole bunch of different teams. Hats off to all the teams that I'm with and am able to drive for because they're the ones that make it possible."

Johnson recorded feature victories at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 29.

Johnson garnered a trip to Victory Lane with every team he competed with - Morris Motorsports, Thomas Family Racing, Tom Malloy, McClish Motorsports and his own team.

He finished the year with wins with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series, Sprint Car Challenge Tour, USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, POWRi/BCRA Midget Series and USAC Western States Midget Series.

"It was a great year overall," Johnson said. "Even without the wins we had great finishes where I felt like we were up front at almost every race. We had a great shot with almost every series we raced with and at every track. We had great race cars with every single one of the teams and we were able to put ourselves in contention for wins. I'm grateful for the opportunities and the success we achieved."

Johnson also finished 10th in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings. He ranked fourth with 50 feature laps led, second in heat race wins with seven and tied for third with one dash triumph.

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

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Wins Numerous Races Across Several Platforms During Epic Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi established himself as one of the top drivers in the country this year thanks to a career-best season across numerous platforms.

Scelzi, who recently turned 18-years-old, captured nine feature victories, including wins with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series. He also added a triumph during his first career pavement late model race.

"Graduating high school and putting all my focus into racing showed," he said. "To win an Outlaws race early in the year and hit our stride the week before the Knoxville Nationals was huge. I was the most confident I've been going into the Nationals. If I had a bad night I'd rebound with a podium or a top five. It was an amazing year."

Scelzi, who became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history in 2018, backed up the triumph by scoring a victory during the Patriot Nationals in May. He finished the year with six top fives and 13 top 10s during 27 starts with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Scelzi produced one win, five top fives and seven top 10s in 10 races with the All Stars. His triumph came at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he became the youngest 410ci winged sprint car driver in the history of the track.

Scelzi added to his success at the half-mile oval by placing third out of 77 drivers during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and 10th at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. He then won the Knoxville Raceway season finale two weeks later.

"I ran quite a few races at Knoxville and the first couple I couldn't get it figured out," he said. "Something clicked to be able to run the bottom and move around cars. We got a podium at a local show and then won the All Star show. That carried into the Capitani Classic and the Knoxville Nationals. Confidence is a huge thing. It's intimidating to roll in there with the best drivers in the world. If you feel confident it's an important part of being successful."

Scelzi also took his success to pavement, winning in his first-ever start during a spec late model show at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.

"It was a last-minute thing we wanted to have fun with," he said. "I didn't really have pavement experience so it was a great opportunity and to win was icing on the cake."

Scelzi closed the season by becoming the 17th different driver to ever win with both the World of Outlaws and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series after scoring his first career midget triumph in only his sixth start with the series and 11th career start in a midget during the Hangtown 100 opener at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

"It was cool to get that accomplishment and be on the same list as some of the greats in racing," he said. "I want to thank Jack Irving, Andy Graves and TRD for putting the midget deal together. Also, thanks to Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen as well as my family team with Brandon Hickman and Lucas Boland working on the team. A big thank you goes to my parents as well for all they do for me."

Other highlights this season include his second straight King of the Wings title, top fives during the National Open and World Finals, sweeping the Asparagus Cup and garnering his first career international triumph during only his second sprint car race in Australia to name a few.

Scelzi will compete in a pair of midget events throughout the offseason. First up is the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., prior to the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 9 wins, 23 top fives, 40 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 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.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 - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

"Meridian Steel has been a part of our family team for a few years and we've thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support," Scelzi said.

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, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Auto Meter, Worldwide Bearings and Kenny's Components for their continued support.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Dobson Hits the Mainland

To say that the Apple Isle’s Shaun Dobson is looking forward to returning to the mainland this Saturday night after taking a break from the driver’s seat last season would be quite the understatement, with the Hobart-based racer commencing what will be an extended campaign of blue-ribbon events across no less than four states.

Having already gotten some laps under his belt within his home state, the pilot of the KRE 410ci powered VA # 21 WK Quantum Quartz / Albert Road Store supported Cool car will now cross the Bass Strait to participate in this Saturday night’s annual Max’s Race at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway; the first of a series of mainland race meetings.

Following this event, Dobson plans to travel to New South Wales to contest multiple Ultimate Sydney Speedweek rounds at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, before making the trek north to Queensland for four nights of racing consisting of multiple World Series Sprintcar rounds and the two-night Australian Open.

Returning to Sydney for the Ultimate Speedway Nationals in mid-January, the 26-year-old driver will then travel to Victoria where a massive week of racing gets underway with the Presidents Cup, followed by the Kings Challenge and the coveted Grand Annual Classic, which will take place over three nights from January 24 to 26.

With this season’s Australian Championship taking place at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway in Tasmania, Dobson will be hoping to utilise his significant track knowledge to outperform his rivals and challenge for a front-running result.

“It’s going to be great to get back to the mainland after spending last season on the sidelines,” admitted Dobson, who will also be joined by knowledgeable crew chief Shane Finch during his campaign.

“We always thoroughly enjoy going up against the country’s most talented teams at what are definitely some of the biggest events on the Sprintcar calendar and this season is no different. With 15 nights of racing planned across four states, we’re certainly going to have our work cut out for us, but we’re more than ready for the challenge!”

Throughout the 2019-20 season, Dobson is proudly supported by the following sponsors:
WK Quantum Quartz
Albert Road Store
Daniel Sutcliffe Eathmoving
Joinery Supplies Tasmania
Cool Chassis
KRE Race Engines
Vortex Racing Products
Bell Helmets
Revolution Racegear
Borne Apparel
Thomo's Race Graphix

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

Shaun Dobson Racing 2019-20 Season Calendar:
December 14
Max’s Race – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
December 28
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 2 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 1
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 4 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 4
WSS Rd 6 – Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 5
WSS Rd 7 – Hi-Tec Oils Speedway (Toowoomba, Qld)
January 10-11
Australian Open – Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 17-18
Ultimate Speedway Nationals – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 22
Presidents Cup – Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
January 23
Kings Challenge – Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
January 24-26
Grand Annual Classic – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
January 31
Australian Championship Night 1 – Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)
February 1
Australian Championship Night 2 – Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Set for Chili Bowl with Jim Neuman

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing for a couple different teams at Chili Bowls gone by, Paul Nienhiser will compete for Jim Neuman during the 2020 edition of the event as he will join a team made up of Mike Hess, Jake Neuman, and Tim McCreadie.

“It will be great to get another shot to work with the Neuman’s, and get back to the Chili Bowl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I raced with them at Belleville in 2018, and I grew up racing with Quarter Midgets and Micros with Jake Neuman, so it’s been a pretty long-standing friendship.”

Looking like he would be on the sidelines at this year’s Chili Bowl one year removed from his best showing at the event, a deal Jim Neuman came together last minute and the Chapin, IL driver couldn’t be more excited.

“After Charlotte, I really didn’t think I was going to have anything to run in at Chili Bowl, but this whole deal came together pretty late, and I am excited to get back in some really good equipment,” Nienhiser explained. “I had some great people step up and make this all possible, and I have to thank CAM2, Mike and Caleb Wankel with AB&C Mini Storage and American Rentals, Renaissance Hotel, Premier Powder Coating, Tim Hughes with Big T’s Video Poker and Slots, and the Auringer Family with Innovative Designs.”

In what will be his first Midget start since last year’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Nienhiser will look to keep his trend up of bettering his previous Chili Bowl. During the 2019 event, a part failure while leading the Saturday night ‘C’ would bring his week to an end.

“I am really looking forward to getting underway in Tulsa, OK,’ Nienhiser said. “The Neuman’s have built a great team, and I am looking forward to working with everyone involved.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-12, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Nienhiser will kick 2020 off at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK January 13-18.

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

 

 

LIFE WITH LUKE

"Jimmy Sills and Dave Argabright put it right over the fence with their brand-new book, LIFE WITH LUKE. Like everyone else, a part of me just wished I could have been Jimmy Sills. Probably as much as anything ever written, he details so poignantly what it was really like traveling the hilly road of a professional open-wheel driver. A great read about a great racer!" - Lew Boyd Coastal 181-Reading For Racers

When the new book Life With Luke began reaching racers and fans a few weeks ago, feedback was both immediate and enthusiastic.

"This is a great read!"

"Couldn't put it down!"

"What a funny story!"

"Man, what a book...and what a racer Jimmy Sills is!"

Of course, Jimmy Sills is a racer quite unlike any other. Funny, introspective, savvy, and a keen observer of the human experience, Sills has a way of telling a story that truly captivates every listener. So it stands to reason that when Jimmy decided to put his life story in the form of a book, it was sure to be a memorable experience for readers.

The best part is this: One of the consistent things we've heard so far is, "I don't read many books...but I loved reading this one!"

If you enjoy racing, you'll enjoy this book. And if someone on your gift list enjoys racing, they'll be excited to find Life With Luke under the tree this year.

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               Call us @ (317) 598-1263

 

 

Tatnell, Kendrick & Reidy Highlight Growing Classic Entry List

With three Classic wins to his credit, a further six Classic preliminary feature wins and five Australian Championships upon his resume, Brooke Tatnell is the latest star to sign on for duty at the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Tatnell, who now calls Forest Lake, Minnesota, home is coming off another American season, that saw him race in both 360 and 410 Sprintcar competition.

A fourth-place finish at the Classic in 2019 will have the fire in the belly burning bright come January as Tatnell returns to the Classic for car owners Ray and Ashley Scott (Mt. Gambier SA). The team is also embarking on the grueling 2019-20 World Series Sprintcars Trail.

The 1995, 1999 and 2009 Classic Champion would love nothing more than to add a fourth Classic crown to his resume and with more nights within the office of the KRE Powered V55 Cool, the chances of Brooke being amongst the contenders is strong.

With an extended schedule promised the backing of Raymond Scott Transport, Ray Scott Pastoral, Southern Paint & Panel, Triple’s Distributors, The Sign Depot, Southern Blasters, Sikkens and Shell Helix Motor Oils will be greatly appreciated as Tatnell attempts to give them some quality bang for their buck!

However Tatnell is sure to have some tough competition, with those already entered and from the likes of Western Australia’s Jason Kendrick and the now Queensland based Danny Reidy.

Kendrick returns to the Classic having largely based his racing in his native WA, performing strongly at the Perth Motorplex with amazing regularity, including a second place run behind Kerry Madsen in the Western Australian Title this past Saturday night.

Reidy bases a majority of his racing around Archerfield in Queensland as well as regular visits to Toowoomba and also Sydney Speedway.

He too has been in good recent form having finished third behind Steven Lines and Bryan Mann at the recent Mountain Masters at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba.

In 2020 Kendrick will be supported in his trip across the Nullabor by a host of loyal team sponsors including Hit 92.9, AMCAP, Castrol Racing, Del Basso Smallgoods, Kincrome, Novus Glass, Canning Vale Toyota, McCarthy Paint & Panel, Pacific Finance, Schweppes, Red Pepper Promotions, The Pool Shop, TLC Haulage, Varley Transport, Trojan Haulage, Hogs Breath Rockingham, Westrac and Schorer & Sons.

As always Reidy will pilot the immaculate NQ5 Maxim with support from Desert Palms resort in Alice Springs and Eagle Ignition Leads.

One of the few men to circulate Sungold Stadium in sub 10 seconds, South Aussie Aidan Hall is another of the entrants for the 2020 Classic that know how to go fast!

Having featured in the second of the Classic B-Mains during the 2019 Classic, eventually recording a 19th place finish, Hall will be looking to take the Automotive On-Site, Seagrims Mechanical, Queensland Speedway Spares and Steve Wickes Powder Coating Eagle to the Classic final this coming January.

Another of the Queensland based entries is the Morgan Metal Corp, Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast, Helio’s Fitness and Pressure Point Massage entry of Randy Morgan.

Morgan will pilot the Inglis Racing Engines powered Q54 Triple X while on Classic duty as looks to improve on his C-Main appearance in 2019.

Another of the interstate visitors is Luke Stirton.

Stirton contested the Classic in 2019 and in more recent times has made a-number-of feature event starts at Sydney Speedway.

The A-One Charge Air Coolers N10 entry is always beautifully presented and with support coming from Motoradco and Pepper Money it will certainly catch the eye of many as Luke aims to lock it into the final field of 24.

The sole Victorian in the most recent group of entrants is Jarrod Woolstencroft.

The Warrnambool based racer did not contest the Classic in 2019 so he will be looking to secure some valuable seat time during this Saturday’s Max’s Race and the upcoming rounds of World Series Sprintcars at Sungold Stadium to ensure he gives the best possible account of himself for his team partners Cabworx Kitchens, Cabcoat 2Pak Coatings, Wurth and AB Autos.

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

 

 

RUSH RACING SERIES ROLLS OUT RUSH KARTING SERIES WITH OVER $8,500 IN CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUNDS POSTED FOR 2020; NEW CONCEPT - NEW VISION FOR KARTING ENTHUSIASTS

December 9, 2019

(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...After 13 years of developing and directing crate engine auto racing on dirt and asphalt throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada, Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to announce the addition of the RUSH Karting Series under the growing Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance umbrella. The program, in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tire, will debut in 2020 with four different classes of karts for participants in cage and flat karts with weekly championship point funds. The following four western Pennsylvania speedways have already committed to launching the program in various capacities: Blanket Hill Speedway, Lockhart Motorsports Park, Shaffer Speedway, and Slippery Rock Raceway.

The same structured, cost-containment concept that has flourished on the dirt in the RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock divisions along with four classes on the asphalt will now be brought to the world of Go-Kart racing. The RUSH Karting Series technical rules package will feature a RUSH Kart sealed engine (212 cc) that will be available at Precise Racing Products (Sarver, Pa.) and select distributors, spec Hoosier slick racing tires with no tire treatment permitted, and RUSH 91 spec fuel. The complete 2020 rules package will be released soon.

The four classes for 2020 will include an Amateur/Rookie for five to seven year olds or eight year olds with no experience, a Jr 1 for kids 8-11 years of age, a Jr 2 for kids 12-15 years of age, and an Adult Flat class for those 16 and older. Speedways have the option of not only choosing which classes to run at their facility, but also if they wish to run each individual children's class as a flat or cage cart; the track's selections will be announced soon.

All classes will compete for separate Weekly Series Championships that will exceed $8,500 in 2020 (note: there will be just one point fund for each of the children's classes whether it's flat or cage for the first year). The championship programs are expected to exceed $12,000 in 2021 with the addition of the Adult Cage class.

Member drivers will receive a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy in addition to being eligible for "Manufacturers Night" that has seen several hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable product awarded to RUSH racers throughout the years. Continuous promotion and marketing of Series' drivers and sanctioned speedways, as well as strong technical support will also be part of RUSH Karting Series package.

"Over the past few years we've been approached by several people in various capacities of karting about the possibility of getting involved in kart racing," acknowledged Emig. "The main points of discussion ranged from the expense and other more serious concerns associated with tire treating and fuel additives, as well as a desire to have a proven sealed engine program. RUSH has successfully addressed all of these elements for many years in our big car programs resulting in strong weekly car counts and exciting wheel-to-wheel racing at our sanctioned speedways. I believe the RUSH Karting Series can achieve the very same success in a very short period of time and we're really excited to be able to offer the RUSH program to karting enthusiast across the country."

"The RUSH Karting Series technical rules package, championship programs, and promotional efforts will very closely mirror our big car division's templates," added Emig. "We're not afraid to start from zero, be patient, and let the program develop to its full potential; we've done it before. We've seen our big car programs grow from an original $10,000 point fund to what now exceeds over $250,000 of a cash and valuable product that will be awarded to RUSH racers for their efforts in 2020. There's no reason the RUSH Karting program cannot grow and flourish in the same way in the future! We'd be remiss if we didn't sincerely thank the regional karting promoters who have opened their doors in 2020 to set the foundation for the future of the RUSH Karting Series."

"Hoosier Tire is excited to partner with the RUSH Karting Series that will feature spec Hoosier slick racing tires," stated Hoosier Racing Tire's Oval Kart Product Manager Chad Wright. "Vicki and Mike have always been successful with all of their endeavors with the RUSH Racing Series, and we can't wait to watch their success in karting. It's been a great partnership throughout the years with their big car programs and we're really looking forward to joining their efforts in the world of karting!"

After several years of dormancy, Blanket Hill Speedway will reopen in 2020 with new promoters Phil and Shannon Thornton. Phil has competed in the RUSH Sprint Car division the last two years. Blanket Hill has been a popular destination for small cars and karts for decades and the excitement of the facility located off Route 422 in Kittanning, Pa. Blanket Hill is on Facebook by searching Blanket Hill Speedway and will soon have a website at www.blankethillspeedway.com.

Lockhart Motorsports Park is slated to open in 2020 as a premier state-of-the-art karting complex located in the heart of Seneca, Pa. Owner Joe Lockhart has raced himself and owned cars for various big car divisions over the years in addition to his son racing go-karts and Jr. Sprints. Search Lockhart Motorsports on Facebook.

Shaffer Speedway has been a popular attraction for racers on Wednesday nights for the last 10 years. The Aliquippa, Pa. track is owned by Sprint Car great Tim Shaffer, a four-time All Star champion, winner of the 2010 Knoxville Nationals, and the 2018 $100,000 Sprint Car World Championship Mansfield victor. For more information, check out www.shafferspeedway.com or like them on www.facebook.com/ShafferSpeedway/.

The popular Slippery Rock Raceway has groomed racers for decades kick-starting the careers of many big car racers in the region. The Sunday afternoon facility located between Routes 108 and 173 in Slippery Rock, Pa. has been operated by Mike McFeaters for the past 33 years. For more information, check out www.slipperrockracewayinc.com/ or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Slipperyrockracewayinc/.

An informational meeting open to the general public will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Smokin' Toad's BBQ at 110 South Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055, which is located on Route 356 in front of Precise Racing Products.

For more information prior to the informational meeting, contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com. Interested parties, both tracks and participants, are urged to e-mail us to be added to our contact list as more information will be released in the coming weeks concerning the RUSH Karting Series.

A website will soon be developed at www.rushkarting.com. A Facebook page has been setup at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and a Twitter account @RUSHKarting.

2020 RUSH Karting Series Point Funds:

Amateur/Rookie: 1. $300 2. $150 3. $140 4. $130 5. $125 6. $120 7. $115 8. $110 9. $105 10. $100

Jr 1: 1. $400 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $140 6. $130 7. $120 8. $115 9. $110 10. $100

Jr 2: 1. $500 2. $300 3. $200 4. $175 5. $150 6. $145 7. $140 8. $135 9. $130 10. $125

Adult Flat: 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $275 6. $250 7. $225 8. $210 9. $205 10. $200

2021 Adult Cage Point Fund: 1. $1,500 2. $750 3. $500 4. $375 5. $300 6. $275 7. $250 8. $225 9. $210 10. $200.

The 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 Karting Series website is www.rushkarting.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and follow us on Twitter @RUSHKarting.

 

 

Sams III Hitting the Road in 2020 as Sams LaMountain Racing Joins ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2019) - Danny Sams III is embarking upon his biggest adventure yet as Sams LaMountain Racing will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next season.

The team was formed in the spring of 2019 and propelled Sams III, who is a 17-year-old senior in high school, to his first career winged sprint car triumph. The next step forward is traveling the country with the premier 360ci winged sprint car series, which races east to west from Pennsylvania to Washington and north to south from South Dakota to Texas.

"It's super exciting getting bigger and better equipment with a car and team that can take me somewhere," Sams III said. "I can chase my dreams and climb the ladder to become the racer I want to become. Every year comes with more experience and more knowledge."

Sams III has traveled during his four-year career in sprint cars. He finished third in the USCS Series national standings and won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. Sams III also placed fourth in the Great Lakes Super Sprints standings after registering only one finish outside the top 10 in 2018.

"I want to gain experience and exposure and knowledge to make our team bigger and better," he said. "We ran with the ASCS National Tour at the end of this year. We gained a lot of experience and started picking up our pace running with the faster drivers."

Sams III competed in 10 of the final 11 ASCS National Tour races this year. He made the A Main each night during both the 46th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

The goal for 2020 is to garner the Rookie of the Year Award and a top-10 finish in the championship standings.

"I think it's feasible if we keep our head down and stay determined," Sams III said. "We'll start the year at East Bay in February and then focus on the ASCS National Tour schedule. I'll be flying back and forth to finish school before I graduate in May. I'm really looking forward to it."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: 33 Drivers Produce 107 Wins and Eight Championships

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 9, 2019) - Inside Line Promotions clients combined for more than 100 feature victories in 2019 for the sixth straight season.

A total of 33 clients amassed 107 trips to Victory Lane to go along with eight championships.

Chase Johnson led the way with 10 triumphs followed by Jack Dover, Derek Hagar and Giovanni Scelzi with nine wins a piece. Dominic Scelzi secured eight victories, Tyler Thompson netted seven, Seth Bergman had six and Brian Brown produced five.

Zac Taylor earned four wins while SawBlade.com backed Scott Bogucki, Dylan Cisney, Roger Crockett, Joshua Shipley and Channin Tankersley each scored a trio of triumphs.

Chris Andrews, Tony Bruce Jr., Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen, Robbie Price, Trey Starks and Joe Trenca captured two wins.

Single-race winners include: Justin Adams, Joey Amantea, Jamie Ball, Blaine Baxter, Zach Blurton, Mason Daniel, Brandon Hanks, Jordon Mallett, Travis Rilat, Kevin Swindell Racing, Sammy Swindell, Harli White and Greg Wilson.

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 -

Chase Johnson - 10 (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 and Nov. 29); 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); Giovanni Scelzi - 9 (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); Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14; and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 19); 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); 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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Preparing for Massive Car Counts During Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals PPV Broadcasts

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 9, 2019) - The entry lists continue to grow for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which are two of the biggest offseason events in short-track racing.

The 35th annual Tulsa Shootout, which features six micro sprint divisions and a modified class Jan. 1-4 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., recently surpassed the 1,000-entry mark with more than 250 entries in each of the non-wing outlaw, winged 'A' class and stock non-wing divisions.

The indoor bullring hosts the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-18. More than 150 entries have been filed with that number expected to more than double for the marquee midget event.

All four nights of the Tulsa Shootout and all six of the Chili Bowl Nationals will be broadcast by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network via live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

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 .

 

 

Pad The Purse Program Takes Shape for 2020

Sarver, PA (October 23, 2019) Lernerville Speedway is pleased to announce a new program for 2020 that will be of great benefit to drivers throughout the entire season. A partnership between Lernerville and new sponsor Phil DiLucente, head of Phil DiLucente and Associates LLC, Attorneys at Law will provide for enhanced purses and point fund for the coming year for all Fab4 weekly divisions and will also feature a unique format in doing so. The “Pad the Purse Program” which DiLucente and Lernerville set into action last week, will provide additional purse money and points funds via a generous sponsorship from DiLucente that will allow $2,000 to current purses on Fab4 Friday night’s with a commitment that amounts to $30,000. Every division of Fab4 racing will have a chance to obtain the Pad The Purse money for every feature race. 70061203517721540414250.jpeg Weekly Fab4 Racing Guidelines

$2,000 will be provided for additional purse money to be split equally between two of the four divisions ($1,000) for each division, to be awarded equally to drivers who finish in the top ten of their main event at $100.00 each position. The two divisions that receive the additional purse money will be determined by a pill draw which will take place after all heat races and before all main events take place. The pill draw will be done by the sponsor of the program or his designee. In the event that a division is drawn three races in a row, another pill draw will occur and that division will split the $1,000 with the third division 50/50. Each of those divisions will receive $500 to be awarded equally to each of the first ten feature finishers in the amount of $50. Any division which receives an award of Pad the Purse money three races in a row in any amount goes back to zero for the next race and the “three in a row” determination will resume. If there are less than ten feature finishers as determined by track rules, the Pad the Purse money which would have been awarded to the nonexistent finishers will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below. If a rain out occurs, and the rained out race is not made up, the $2,000 designated for that race will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below.

Points Fund Guidelines

$2,000 will be added to the points fund, divided equally among all four divisions ($500 for each division), then awarded equally among the top ten finishers at $50 dollars each. Any money moved into the points fund from the Fab4 races will be divided equally among all four divisions and then divided equally among the top ten finishers of each division.

All drivers participating in the Pad the Purse program are required to place a track approved sponsor sticker on the race car. We would like to officially welcome Phil DiLucente to our racing family at The Action Track and thank him for his commitment which will help racers earn more in 2020. Phil has been ranked as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the country and one of the top 100 defense attorneys in the nation as well, and his firm is committed to getting results for their clients. The firm handles both civil and criminal litigation. You can get to know more about Phil and his practice you can visit his website at getphil.com

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Charge Steps it Up

Fresh off his 360 Sprintcar Gold Cup victory just one week prior, Jordyn Charge kicked things up a notch yet again last Saturday night during the fifth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Wangaratta City Speedway, winning his maiden feature race in 410 Sprintcar competition.

Despite heading into last Saturday night’s event with added confidence courtesy of his Gold Cup glory, Charge knew that a podium result, let alone a win, would not be an easy task against the formidable field of 410 Sprintcar drivers he was facing.

Lining up on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race by virtue of placing fourth in the pole shootout, the determined 20-year-old wasted no time in making his move, taking over second place on the opening lap and quickly setting about his task of chasing down race leader Bobby Daly, who has been in solid form so far this season.

It was in lapped traffic that Charge really came to life on what was a challenging track, navigating the cars with great finesse and eventually managing to pip his more experienced counterpart at half-race distance.

From there, Charge refused to put a foot wrong, driving with clean lines and maintaining his composure in order to retain the lead, going on to greet the chequered flag in first place and refusing to slow down until he knew the final lap was behind him.

“The moment I realised I won was a pretty spectacular moment for me and taking the chequered flag was fairly surreal,” expressed Charge, who got his night off to the best possible start by winning his opening heat race before going on to place seventh in the other.

“When you’re going up against guys who have been racing for a lot longer than you and have so much more experience, it’s hard not to second guess yourself a bit, but we really tried to put all of that aside and focus on what we needed to do, which paid off in the end.”

Quick to praise his team and supporters, Charge gives much credit to his crew chief Kev, whose assistance throughout the past few race meetings has made all the difference.

“Kev has come on board in recent race meetings to help us out with setup and share some of his knowledge, which has been extremely helpful and has allowed me to become more involved and more equipped to dictate setup changes and read the track,” added the Melton, Victoria-based racer.

“Having rebuilt the car over the off season, we’ve really set ourselves up for success and all of that hard work is paying off. I can’t thank my team, family and sponsors enough for their continued help and support. It’s definitely a team effort!”

Making his way up the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings from ninth place to fifth, Charge is eager to continue his upward climb in future rounds, while also turning his attention towards some upcoming blue-ribbon events such as the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in January and potentially the Australian Championship in Tasmania.

For his next appearance, Charge will be looking to continue his front-running form during the annual Max Race for 410 Sprintcars at Premier Speedway this Saturday night.

Charge would like to thank the following 2019-20 season sponsors for their support:
Western Nissan - Caroline Springs
Western Highway Honda
Mr Electric
Wil’s Auto Melton
Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services
Footscray Engine Reconditioning
Melbourne Accident Repair Centre
Australian Racing Products
Adam Brand
Reed Signs
Event Pix Photobooth

Special thanks go to Charge’s mum and dad Danielle and Mark, his little brother Cody, his girlfriend Ceanne, all of whom are his biggest supporters, along with his dedicated pit crew which consists of his dad, Ricky, Josh, Colin and Kev.

To find out more about Charge and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching InCharge Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS Celebrates Historic Hat Trick

The Krikke Motorsport team couldn’t have asked for a better way to get their 2019-20 season underway last Saturday night, with team driver Kerry Madsen achieving a major milestone for the Bunbury-based outfit: their first ever WA 410 Sprintcar Title three peat.

Entering their 40th season of speedway, their 20th consecutive season of World Series Sprintcar competition and their second season with Madsen behind the wheel of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing Maxim, the expectations have certainly been set high for Krikke Motorsport, beginning with last Saturday night’s season debut.

Having driven to victory in the past two WA Titles, the first with pilot Jamie Veal and last season with Madsen, the team were eager to bring their WA Title crowns to a total of seven and in doing so achieve the first hat trick of WA Titles in their four decade history.

Once again proving that their continued efforts throughout the off season are well and truly worthwhile, Madsen asserted himself from the outset at the Perth Motorplex, narrowly missing out on a total clean sweep to bank the team’s third WA Title on the trot.

“After getting reacquainted with the car, it was extremely fast right out of the gate and continued that pace as the track evolved throughout the night, which is a testament to the team and the efforts they put in, both in the lead up to the event and during,” commented Madsen, who flew into Perth from his home in America on Friday afternoon with just enough time to ‘bond’ with the immaculately presented car prior to the WA Title event.

Narrowly missing out on quick time in qualifying and placing first and third in his two heat races, Madsen’s efforts were enough to reward him with the pole position start for the 30-lap feature race, which saw him go flag to flag to claim an exciting victory.

Now preparing to commence their World Series Sprintcar campaign on Boxing Night at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia, Madsen and the team will no doubt be riding a wave of confidence of the back of last Saturday night’s win.

“We’re really excited to get the World Series Sprintcar Championship underway,” added Madsen, a four-time Australian Champion.

“It’s going to be a massive summer with Speedweek over the Christmas-New Year period and multiple blue-ribbon events throughout the rest of the season, in particular the Grand Annual Classic, the Australian Championship in Tasmania and the Krikke Boys Shootout. We’ve set our expectations quite high, so hopefully we can continue our winning form and pick up some positive results.”

Throughout the upcoming 2019-20 season, Krikke Motorsport is proudly supported by the following partners; Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media Performance Racegear HRP Specialties P1 Advanced Racewear A Lucas Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

The new range of Krikke Motorsport 2019-20 season merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store.

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Dave Mac Motorsports to Field Four-Car Team for Chili Bowl!

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 9, 2019) – Dave Mac Motorsports will be a force to contend with at the upcoming 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Dave Mac Motorsports will field four entries for the event set for January 13-18, 2020, atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval in Tulsa, OK, with racers including California’s Michael Faccinto, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller, Bixby rookie contender Jace McIntosh and a fourth driver to be announced later.

“We’re excited to continue to expand the team and confident that each driver we put in the Dave Mac Motorsports cars will be able to contend each night,” team owner David McIntosh comments. “Hopefully we’ll see at least a couple of them, if not all four, in the Saturday night feature.”

Dave Mac Motorsports made its Chili Bowl debut in 2019 with Cannon McIntosh racing to a fifth-place finish oh his preliminary night before narrowly missing Saturday’s feature cut and Rookie of the Race honors by just one position.

With Cannon McIntosh shifting to Keith Kunz Motorsports for this year’s Chili Bowl, the team has a fourth car with a yet to be determined driver.

“I want guys that I know are capable of contending and running up front,” crew chief Cody Cordell says. “I know the guys that we have now can do that, Joe B. (Miller) and Michael (Faccinto) have both been in the Saturday night feature, so we know they can get the job done.”

While they hail from California and Missouri, Faccinto and Miller share similar backgrounds in that both are proven Micro Sprint aces that have since excelled in all forms of open wheel cars including Sprint Cars and Midgets whether it be with or without a wing.

Hanford, California’s Faccinto will be making his ninth career Chili Bowl start after racing into his second Chili Bowl championship feature over the past three years last January. Faccinto’s fourth-place run in the Thursday qualifying feature marked his second preliminary top-five in the last three years after a fifth-place run in 2017.

A past Chili Bowl Rookie of the year, Millersville, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller will be making his fifth Chili Bowl appearance. The 2017 Tulsa Shootout winner in the headliner Winged Outlaw class, Miller raced into the 2016 Chili Bowl championship feature on his first event try to net Rookie of the Year honors and has raced into preliminary feature action on three out of four tries.

An accomplished Micro Sprint shoe, Jace McIntosh (older brother to Cannon) will be throwing his hat into the Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year race.

The qualifying nights for each of the Dave Mac Motorsports entries will be determined later.

Dave Mac Motorsports will get one last tuneup before the Chili Bowl with Cannon McIntosh and Karter Sarff competing in next weekend’s (December 19-21) Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO.

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.

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

 

 

Fremont Speedway wraps up 68th season handing out point fund and awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Fremont Speedway wrapped up its 68th season by handing out point fund money and awards during the annual banquet Friday, Dec. 6. The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks were honored as were the top 10 in the KS Sales & Service Attica Fremont Championship Series 305 Sprints Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Prior to the point fund recipients being honored, several special awards were given out. Kear's Speed Shop, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, was given the Alex Burkett Marketing Partner of the Year honor while Kistler Engines was awarded the Engine Pro Engine Builder of the Year award. Flagman Nick Collins was recognized as the Fremont Speedway Employee of the Year while the team of 305 champion John Ivy was named the Pit Crew of the Year. Also, Kelsey Ivy (410 sprints) and her father, John Ivy (305 sprints) were honored by Pro Auto Wraps as having achieved perfect attendance with the AFCS in 2019.

During it's first year of operating "The Track That Action Built" the five-man steering committee told the large audience 2019 was a "learning experience" and they are already hard at work for the 2020 season, securing marketing partners and making facility improvements. It was also announced Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions would return to Fremont Speedway for two dates in 2010 - the Thursday night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, June 18, and on Saturday, July 4.

Opening night at Fremont Speedway will be April 18, 2020.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints for 2019:

CHAMPION-Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Penngrove, California. Buddy competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 20 event. He posted his first Fremont wins on May 18 and July 6 while recording 8 top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. Buddy’s average A-main finishing position as 6th.

2-DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2019 AFCS champion, 2017 FAST champion and Fremont’s 2012 305 track champ and 2013 410 rookie of the year competed in all 14 A-mains this season. DJ scored wins on June 8, July 27, Sept. 6 and Sept. 14 to take his career total at Fremont to 15. He missed the track championship by just two points while recording 7 top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. DJ’s average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3-Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Nate, Fremont’s 2016 and 2017 305 champion competed in all 14 A-mains in 2019. He posted an incredible 9 top five finishes including a season best runner-up on July 13. He had a remarkable 12 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

4-Caleb Griffith, Sandusky, Ohio. Fremont’s 2003 305 track champion came out of retirement to compete in 12 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the May All Star event and the final night of competition. He posted seven top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up performance on Sept. 14. His average feature finishing position was 9th.

5-Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 champion and 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the May 18 and final event of the year. He scored his 7th career Fremont Speedway win on June 29th and posted six top 10 finishes. Stuart’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

6-Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Cap competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 racking up four wins to take his career total at Fremont Speedway to 10. He posted 8 top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs. In fact, his worst finish of the year in an A-main was 11th. Cap’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

7-Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio. The three time South African pavement champion competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 racking up four top 10 finishes including a season-best second on July 27 and a third on July 13. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

8-Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2004 305 track champion and the 2016 Sprints on Dirt champion competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a pair of third place runs. His average feature finishing position as 10th.

9-Chad Wilson, Toledo, Ohio. Chad made 8 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 with a season-best finish of 9th on Aug. 3. His average A-main finishing position was 14th

10-Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. The 2018 Fremont 410 rookie of the year competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. She scored a season-best 12th on Aug. 3 and her average A-main finishing position was 16th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints for 2019:

CHAMPION – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. This year marks the fourth 305 track championship and second consecutive title for John. He also scored the 410 track championships in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and the dirt truck championship in 2013. If you are keeping score that’s eight track championships at Fremont for John. He competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting four wins to take his career total at the track to 60, putting him third on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list, tied with Mark Keegan. John never finished out of the top 10 all season while posting a remarkable 11 top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was a phenomenal fourth.

2-Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. The 2019 AFCS champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019. He scored three wins at Fremont to take his career total to 23. Jamie only finished out of the top nine one time – a 15th place finish on June 8. Besides his three wins, he also scored three runner-up finishes. Jamie’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3-Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Brandon made all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting three top five finishes including a season-best pair of thirds to go with 9 top 10 runs. Brandon’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

4-Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2014 and 2019 dirt truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the season-ending event. He posted four top five finishes including a season-best third on Sept. 20 to go with eight top 10 runs. Shawn’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

5-Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 1992 and 1993 360 champion and 2015 305 champion, Bobby competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He posted four top five finishes including a pair of season-best runner-up runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

6-Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2005 and 2006 305 champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He posted four wins in 2019 to take his career total to 51, placing him 7th on the track’s all-time win list. He recorded 9 top five finishes and his worse finish of the year was an 11th. Paul’s average A-main finishing position was an incredible fourth.

7-Jimmy McGrath, Clyde, Ohio. Fremont’s 2008 dirt truck rookie of the year competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019 posting three top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on July 27th. Jimmy’s average feature finishing position was 12th.

8-Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2019 rookie of the year for the 305 sprints competed in all 13 A-mains this season. He posted a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on Aug. 3 His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

9-Tyler Street, Fredericktown, Ohio. Tyler competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He scored his first career Fremont win on opening night to go with four top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

10-Chris Verda, Elyria, Ohio. A rookie in 2019, Chris competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2019. He posted a season-best sixth place finish on July 13 on route to an average A-main finishing position of 14th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks for 2019:

CHAMPION- Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Of the 12 A-mains in 2019 Shawn won nine of them to run his career total to 55, placing him sixth on the track’s all-time win list. So when he didn’t win…he recorded a 15th, a third and a sixth. Fremont’s 2014 truck champion posted a phenomenal A-main average finishing position of third.

2-Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2017 truck champion and 2018 limited late model champion raced in all 12 A-mains in 2019. He recorded his 8th career Fremont win on June 8 to go with seven top five finishes. Other than a 12th place run on Sept. 20 Dustin never finished out of the top 10. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3-Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Brad competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, finishing in the top five five times. In fact, Brad only finished outside of the top seven once; a 15th place on July 5. He had a season-best second on Sept. 14 to go with a pair of third place performances. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4-Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Jim battled in all 12 A-mains in 2019, scoring five top fives and nine top 10s including a season-best second on June 8. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

5-Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2016 and 2018 truck champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, recording 9 top 10 finishes including a season-best second on Aug. 3. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

6-John Brooks, Wayne, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 and 2017 late model track champion ran in 11 of the 12 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Aug. 3 event. He posted his 9th career Fremont win on July 5 to go with five top five finishes and seven top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

7-Brad Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Brad battled in 11 of the 12 A-mains this season, missing only the season finale. He posted five top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on June 8. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

8-Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. Cory competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, recording five top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9-Brad Stuckey, Tiffin, Ohio – Brad competed in 9 of the 12 A-mains in 2019, scoring four top 10 finishes including a season-best second on Aug. 10. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10-Jimmy McGrath, Clyde, Ohio – Jimmy competed in six of the 12 A-mains in 2019, posting three top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

Following are the top 10 in points for the AFCS 305 series:

CHAMPION - Jamie Miller, 5 wins, 9 top fives and 12 top 10 runs.

2. John Ivy, 5 wins, 9 top fives and 12 top 10 runs.

3. Paul Weaver, 2 wins, 7 top fives and 12 top 10s.

4. Tyler Street, 1 win, 7 top fives and 12 top 10s

5. Bobby Clark 5 top 5's, 11 top 10's

6. Brandon Moore 3 top 5's, 9 top 10's

7. Luke Griffith 3 top 5's, 7 top 10's

8. Jimmy McGrath 4 top 5's, 5 top 10's

9. Jason Keckler 1 top 5, 5 top 10's

10. Seth Schneider 1 top 5, 5 top 10's

Rookie of the Year - Larry Kingseed Jr.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

VERSATILE TIM BUCKWALTER LOOKS FOR FIRST CAREER INDOOR AUTO RACING VICTORY INSIDE ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER JANUARY 3-4; TICKETS FOR ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, SYRACUSE AND TRENTON INDOOR SERIES EVENTS ON SALE

ALLENTOWN, PA December 9, 2019 . . .Tim Buckwalter, one of the most accomplished and adaptable drivers in the northeast, will be aiming for victory inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center when he takes a proven TQ Midget to post on January 3rd and 4th, 2020 for the Ironton Telephone sponsored Allentown Indoor Race.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will open its 2020 season in the Queen City. Tickets for the fifth annual Allentown event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

Buckwalter, 30, of Douglassville, PA, is coming off a 2019 racing year that saw him win six feature races, two each in Wingless Sprints, SpeedSTRs and Micro Sprints.

Buckwalter’s USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint race wins were at Pa.’s Grandview and Big Diamond speedways. He won a pair of SpeedSTR mains at The Action Track in Kutztown, PA, where he finished second in the season standings. He also won two 600cc Micro Sprint headliners, one each at Pa.’s Shellhammer’s and Linda’s Speedways.

Buckwalter also raced USAC Sprints, USAC Midgets and Dirt 358 Modifieds in 2019. As recently as 2017, the versatile Buckwalter raced to a 358 dirt Modified victory at Grandview as well. Missing from his resume, however, is a TQ Midget victory in Allentown.

Buckwalter will be driving one of the most potent cars in the field, the No. 74 owned by engine builder Dave Pippard, whose most efficient motor is installed in a Mark Lafler-built chassis.

“I’ll have the car that Pippard had me drive for him last year, and you can’t get any better equipment than that,” Buckwalter shared.

Buckwalter owns one TQ Midget victory in Friday night competition in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2011. He came close to winning the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City the past two years. In 2019, he finished runner-up to Andy Jankowiak and in 2018 he lead most of the race before spinning from the top spot after contact with eventual winner Ryan Flores.

“It takes a good car, a lot patience and some luck to win one of these races,” Buckwalter states.

Despite his good fortunes in Atlantic City, Buckwalter says he favors the Allentown track more than AC or the series new third venue at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

“I like the shape of it,” he said. “Just feel a little more comfortable there. Every year, you learn something and this year I’m very fortunate to be driving the same car I ran last year in the Series races.”

Buckwalter’s Allentown entry is among nearly 30 early TQ Midget registrants for the competition.

The Allentown event will include complete racing programs including qualifying and feature events on back-to-back nights headlined by the TQ Midgets. They will be joined by the Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and the Slingshots on Saturday.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse.

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. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, the 2017 series champion, won Saturday’s main event.

Doors open 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 Allentown race is the first of four events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

After the two race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The “Concrete Series” season finale us on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Exposition 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 race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 Wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay.

Tickets for all four venues make great Christmas gifts. They can be obtained now through information available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com along with special host hotel rates.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information is available by email or call Danny Sammons at the series office at danny@aarn.com or 609-888-3618.

 

 

Tony Stewart acquires King of the TQ Midget Racing Series to form All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 9, 2019) - Effective immediately, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, has officially acquired the Indiana-based U.M.R.A. King of the TQ Midget Racing Series and rebranded the organization to form the All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets.

In operation since 1961, the now All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets boasts a longstanding tradition of competitiveness with events in recent seasons stretching throughout the Hoosier State, most recently concluding a schedule that included 25 races in 2019. With the help of Tony Stewart and a dedicated All Star TQ Midgets staff, the Series hopes to continue those longstanding traditions in 2020 while broadening the Series’ overall exposure.

“I had the opportunity to start racing TQ Midgets in Indiana right after high school and I’ve had a passion ever since. The experience was valuable and it acted as a crucial step in my USAC career,” Tony Stewart explained, who competes in a TQ Midget when time allows while also owning a TQ Midget team driven by Ron Combs. “It’s a fun atmosphere with a lot of great drivers and teams and I am truly passionate about it. Our goal is to promote that experience to others and hopefully continue to make this Series grow.”

“Tony [Stewart] is a great fit for this organization. We are excited to have him,” Ron Combs said, who has been driving a Tony Stewart-owned TQ Midget since 2004 .”His passion for TQ Midget racing is substantial and I’m confident only great things will come from his affiliation.”

The 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets schedule is expected to be finalized by the New Year. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the Series should contact Ron Combs directly at tqracer14@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-651-6029. In addition, information will be available at the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 booth (#1235) during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis on December 12-14.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY TO HOST FIRST EVER NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES DIRT RACE

Canada’s premier national racing series headed back to motorsports’ roots December 6, 2019, OHSWEKEN, ON – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is breaking new ground in 2020, and it will be a dirty affair. Canada’s only national stock car racing series will visit Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, for 100 lap full points event.

Ohsweken Speedway is no stranger to history-making events in the racing world. NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart won his elusive first World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the track dubbed the Big O. The sell-out crowd went nuts when Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series championship finalist and Canadian Stewart Friesen won his first and only World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Big O. Now the speedway and its owner Glenn Styres will be written into motorsports lore when it hosts the first NASCAR Pinty’s Series race held on a dirt track.

“Next year is the 25th anniversary of Ohsweken Speedway,” said Styres. “It will be amazing to see NASCAR stock cars racing around this place. This is a great chance to show the world what a first class facility we have here in Ohsweken.” The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has sanctioned races from coast to coast with events as far west as Vernon, British Columbia, and as far east as Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Races have been held on paved ovals, road courses, street circuits, and on converted temporary airport tracks. Never has the series visited a dirt track.

“Pinty’s has a long history in Motorsports and whether it’s our NASCAR Pinty’s Series venues, Short Track Nationals at both Jukasa in Canada and Bristol in the USA or our investment in Pinty’s All North Racing on MavTV, we know our target audience lives for authentic experiences.” said Anthony Spiteri of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. “Taking the Pinty’s Series to the ever popular Ohsweken Speedway combines the best of the best in teams, drivers and venues. I suspect a few surprises for our fans as well! August can’t come quick enough.”

“You never know what to expect from a dirt race,” said speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We can guarantee this. It will be a spectacle.

“We are proud to enter a multi-year deal with NASCAR and primary sponsor Pinty’s. This is going to further solidify Ohsweken Speedway as Canada’s premier dirt track destination.”

The NASCAR event will consist of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, and a 100-lap feature event to be run at 9 pm on August 18, 2020. The NASCAR Stock Cars will be joined by Ohsweken Speedway’s popular winged 360 cubic inch Sprint Cars and Mini Stocks for the Tuesday night program. The night before the speedway will host a full program of 360 cubic inch sprint cars, the Action Sprint Tour for crate-powered Sprint Cars and the Thunder Stocks.

Fans can stay connected to www.npsondirt.com for more information. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, December 11th.

___________________________________________ About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Lands Keith Kunz Motorsports Ride for Chili Bowl Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 6, 2019) – On the heels of a strong 2019 Midget racing campaign as a 16-year-old, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Cannon McIntosh has secured a ride with the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports team for the upcoming 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

The unrivaled event that takes place over the course of six days from January 13-18, 2020, atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval in Tulsa, OK, will mark McIntosh’s second career Chili Bowl appearance.

“I feel like we were building towards this all year and then Turkey Night led to the offer,” McIntosh explains. “I’m looking forward to racing for Keith Kunz Motorsports at the Chili Bowl. Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) and their team know what it takes to win at the Chili Bowl and I want to get them another Golden Driller.”

Drivers under the Keith Kunz Motorsports banner have topped each of the past five Chili Bowl championship features and won four of last year’s five preliminary events in the Toyota/TRD entries. Keith Kunz picked up his first Golden Driller as a car owner in 1994 when Andy Hillenburg became the first homestate driver to win the prestigious event.

Less than a month after his 16th birthday, McIntosh made his first Chili Bowl appearance last January and raced to an eye-opening fifth-place finish on his preliminary night before narrowly missing Saturday’s feature cut among the field of 350 competitors.

McIntosh followed that up with his first career USAC win in March’s “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget.

A full season of racing action for McIntosh in 2019, his third full year in Midget racing action, netted a finish of sixth in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League points while mixing in approximately half of the USAC National Midget schedule as well. Along the way, McIntosh racked up 27 overall top-ten feature finishes with eight runner-up showings including an Indiana Midget Week outing at Gas City in June and November’s esteemed “Turkey Night” in Ventura, CA.

McIntosh started strong and finished strong in 2019.

He looks to start even stronger in 2020 with Keith Kunz Motorsports at the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Returns Kerry Madsen and Adds Cody Jacobs as Crew Chief

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Dec. 6, 2019) - Kerry Madsen will once again pilot the Big Game Motorsports sprint car in 2020, marking his fourth straight season with the Killer Instinct Crossbows backed team.

Madsen and the team have earned 18 feature victories during the last three years, including a pair of triumphs in 2019 highlighted by winning the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals.

Additionally, Big Game Motorsports is pleased to welcome veteran crew chief Cody Jacobs on board. Jacobs has been a part of many monumental wins as one of the top crew chiefs in the sport the last several years.

The Morrison Racing Engines powered team plans on tackling a 90-race schedule next season beginning in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals.

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Cannon McIntosh Finishes Off Western Swing with Runner-Up Turkey Night Grand Prix Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 5, 2019) – Cannon McIntosh finished out the recent USAC National Midget west coast swing in strong form with a runner-up finish in the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway last Friday night aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget.

After leading 67 of the event’s 98 laps, the 16-year-old from Bixby OK, ultimately settled for runner-up honors behind NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series star Kyle Larson. McIntosh also earned the Rookie of the Race award.

Locking into the feature event with a qualifying time of 12.645 seconds earlier in the night that put him eighth amongst the field of 68, McIntosh wasted little time working forward in the main event.

McIntosh was up to second within the opening 20 laps and took command on a lap 21 restart. McIntosh controlled the pace for the next 67 circuits before surrendering the point to Larson with just 11 laps to go.

“One of the radius rods on the right rear stripped the threads out of the birdcage,” McIntosh says.

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