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Gas City I-69 Speedway Tweaks Its Schedule

And Gets Ready for Another Big Show on Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 2 – A huge, five-division show called the “Jack and Jiggs Classic,” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason, is scheduled for this coming Friday night, Aug. 7, at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets, modifieds, street stocks and hornets will provide the action, which starts with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

COVID-19 has forced the track’s “Night of Destruction” slated for Saturday, Aug. 15 to be postponed until next year, so fans are asked to put it on their calendars for Aug. 14, 2021.

That doesn’t mean all is postponed, however! With that change track promoter Jerry Gappens has tweaked this year’s schedule and added a program for Friday, Aug. 14. Called the “Mid-Summer Showdown,” it will feature non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and a special school bus race with local pastors as the drivers. The contest for clergy members is billed as the “Faster Pastor” race. Congregations are encouraged to attend to support their pastors as they explore a new form of fellowship.

Teams trying to find that extra bit of speed will have the opportunity to participate in a “test and tune” session on Wednesday, Aug. 19 before the Dale Korporal’s Candy Man Classic on Friday night, Aug. 21. Non-wing sprint car drivers will compete in twin 20-lap features for a total purse of $20,000 that night. Modifieds, street stocks and hornets will share the billing.

The track will be dark Friday, Aug. 28 but it will host its Labor Day Weekend Classic on Friday, Sept. 4. Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and micro sprints are on the card. The modified feature will pay $1,000 to win and $150 to start.

The heroes of September 11, 2001 take the spotlight on Friday, Sept. 11 with “A Salute to First Responders/Battle of the Badges” program. Non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, modifieds, street stocks and hornets will be in action. A special “Battle of the Badges” race featuring local police, fire and rescue personnel is also planned.

No Friday night racing is slated for Sept. 18, but the following day, Saturday, Sept. 19, the track will host the Gas City Power Pull, which is an Indiana Pulling League-sanctioned truck and tractor pull.

A special Thursday night show on Sept. 24 is set aside for the third annual “James Dean Classic” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and micro sprints. Part of the area’s James Dean Festival, it’s a can’t-miss event. (There won’t be any racing at Gas City on Friday, Sept. 25 due to this show the day before.)

The 2020 season will conclude on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 with another huge show, the second annual “Fall Festival of Speed.”

The Friday, Oct. 2 lineup will include non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midget Cup series (full midgets and D2s), IMCA RaceSaver winged sprints, micro sprints and AVSCA vintage sprint cars.

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the season finale has modifieds, late models, street stocks, super streets, hornets and the Dirt Track Truck Series taking the spotlight.

Details are on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22 approximately a half-mile west of Interstate 69’s exit 259.

 

 

Michaels memorial show coming up on Saturday, August 8 featuring the big block modifieds for 5000 to win and the 410 sprints for 2000 to win!!

By Jim Balentine
Mercer,Pa

After suffering a second rain out so far in the short season Michaels Mercer Raceway roars back into action with a star studded event as we honor the Michaels family With a special 5000 to win BRP big block modified feature and also just added the 410 sprints for 2000 to win.

Also on the card will be the 305 sprints, the FASTRAK modifieds, and the mighty Mercer mini stocks. The mod lites will have the night off.

During its darkest day Mercer raceway sat idle from 1990 until 1994 when local businessman Howard Michaels, his wife Penny and their sons purchased the overgrown facility which needed a major overhaul going into 1994.

The family spent the winter and early spring and every night and day cutting down weeds removing the millions of tires that were around the track and bringing it up to modern standards. The track was brought back to life and had a jam packed pit area and grandstands every night Running four divisions at the rebirth.

The Michaels family sold the track for the 1997 season to Gary Butch and his family and sadly both Howard Michaels and his sons Howard Jr. ,and Harold, who drove six cylinder and big block modifieds, passed away. Howard passed away in June of 2007 after a motor vehicle accident, Howard Jr passed in April of 2019, and Harold in 2002.

The other son of Howard Michaels, Ed purchased the speedway back into the family over the winter going into 2019 having a successful first year back of weekly competition and now going strong for his second year in 2020.

We honor the Michael’s family with the second annual Michaels memorial at Mercer paying 5000 to win for the BRP modified tour ..with a lot of tracks in New York State still not racing we’re expecting a lot of the New York modifieds to come down to compete for the $5000 !!!
Erick Rudolph has been on a tear dominating the western Pennsylvania races... will he continue his run next Saturday night he already has one win at the speedway and other New Yorker Phil vigneri has the other ...so will it be another New York State of mind at the track or wilI a western Pennsylvania resident keep the cash here in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania???

Also on the card will be the make up for the 410 sprint cars paying 2000 to win with a pill draw format for the heat races. The 410 sprints have had many races so far this season already and Adam Kekich picked up the Ralph Quarterson Memorial on opening night July 18th that paid $3400 to win defeating his friend Brandon Spithaler. Spithaler has already won a couple at Tri-City and Michael Bauer picked up his first career Lernerville win a few weeks ago. AJ Flick has won a pair already this season , Carl Bowser has graced victory lane and the fourth time track champ Jack Sodeman Jr has picked up a Lernerville win.

With the closing of all New York tracks owner Ed Michaels is also allowing the 360 sprint car drivers to come down to compete in this race as well!! The 360 sprints in the past have been very competitive at Mercer and some have had feature wins against the 410s. And with the track being the shape that it is it is possible that we may have a 360 in victory Lane after Saturday night so we are expecting a contingent of drivers to venture down south to race next Saturday.

Also on the card will be the 305 sprints, the FASTRAK modifieds, and the mighty Mercer mini stocks.

The mod lites will have the night off.

There will also be a scheduled fireworks extravaganza by Jeff Gibson from Gibson fireworks who last time around put on a bombastic show that lit up the Mercer sky.

Pit gates open at 4 pm
Grandstands at 5 pm
Hot laps for 410 sprints and big block mods at 6:15 pm
Racing at 7 pm

Admission for this huge event will be just $20 for adults $17 for seniors in the grandstands; pit passes will be $35 for adults and $30 for seniors.

There also be a practice on Wednesday, August 5 from 5 PM until dark pit passes only will be sold and will be $25 per person.

The 410 sprint cars will draw a pill for their heat race starting positions then the top eight will re-draw on the front straightaway for their feature positions.

The BRP modified tour will also pull pills for their heat races and will also have a redraw for the top qualifiers for the future event.

Raceivers are mandatory in all divisions as well as the red AMBit transponders as the yellow ones will not work with the AMBit system.

Drivers crews and fans can follow along with the lineups for all the heat race action and features for free with the MyRacePass app, live timing and scoring is available with a subscription.

For further information visit the website at mercerracewaypark dotcom or our Facebook page where you can message the track for further information.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020

While the final calendar for the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series is yet to be finalised, there are plenty of things happening behind the scenes to make the new season a big one.

The SEG and the Sprintcar Association of WA have introduced a payment plan for membership for the new season - and thanks to long-time series sponsor Kincrome Tools - there is an incentive for teams that have paid off their fees by October.

They will go into the draw for a $1000 tool box in a payment incentive that is similar to those used by many local governments for people to pay their rates.

More details on this and the season ahead for 410 and 360 sprintcar drivers will be outlined at an information session at Burswood on Swan on Sunday, August 23, from 9.30am.

The aim of the morning is simple - to outline the sprintcar season ahead and gain valuable feedback from drivers and team owners.

Crew chiefs are also invited to attend.

All drivers who attend on the day are asked to take their race suits and be prepared for video interviews and photographs.

The session will wrap up with a few drinks and a sausage sizzle.

For more information on the day call 9452 1616 or email SAWAINC@outlook.com

Proposed calendar - still to be confirmed

October 24 - Perth Motorplex

October 31 - Perth Motorplex

November 4 - Perth Motorplex

November 21 - Perth Motorplex

December 5 - Perth Motorplex

December 26 - Perth Motorplex

December 28 - Perth Motorplex

January 1 - Bunbury Speedway

January 9 - Perth Motorplex

February 3, 5-6 - Perth Motorplex - Australian Sprintcar Championship

February 13 - Bunbury Speedway - World Series Sprintcars

February 19-20 - Perth Motorplex - World Series Sprintcars

TRIPLE CROWN

February 27 - Bunbury - Krikke Boys

March 13 - Perth Motorplex

March 27 - Perth Motorplex

 

 

POWRi MIDGETS TAKE ON IRONMAN 55 THIS WEEKEND

Belleville, IL. (08/02/2020). The historic POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi West Midget League prepare to take on a two-day showing at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Alongside both POWRi Midget Series, the World of Outlaws Sprint cars will also be in attendance on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8.

POWRi Midgets have been on the schedule alongside the World of Outlaws for five years in a row now at the Ironman 55. Previous to running five consecutive years with the World of Outlaws, the POWRi National Midgets visited I-55 from 2006-2008.

Before the Ironman 55 in 2019, Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Mo. had been the only competitor to visit victory lane two times. Until last year, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA. led Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports to, two back-to-back wins in the most recent visit to I-55.

The first trip back to the very anticipated event, in 2015 Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV. Took his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports Midget to victory lane in POWRi's first Ironman alongside the World of Outlaws. Thomas Meseraull found victory on the following night with his thrilling win.

Information on Friday and Saturday: Friday 8/7 Pits Gates Open - 2:00pm Driver Registration - Drivers Meeting - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Hot Laps - 6:30pm

Saturday 8/8 Pits Gates Open - 2:00pm Driver Registration - Drivers Meeting - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Hot Laps - 6:30pm

For fans unable to attend this always-epic event, you can watch LIVE on DIRTVision. Subscribers with the "Sprint Car Fast Pass" will have access to both nights, but single-day and weekend packages will also be available for purchase at www.dirtvision.com.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway POWRi Speedweekend Events Postponed

(Macon, IL) The much-anticipated events for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Speedweekend have officially called off for the weekend. The tour was scheduled to open the three day race weekend on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, followed by stops at Macon Speedway Saturday night and Lincoln Speedway Sunday. All three events have been postponed due to continuous wet weather throughout the Midwest.

Officials will be working on the possible rescheduling of POWRi Speedweek over the next couple of days. The popular Illinois events were originally set for early June but the COVID-19 pandemic kept those from happening. Information on potential reschedule dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Macon Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, August 8 with Air King Night. DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will be in action. The Herald & Review 100 is coming Thursday, August 13.

For Lincoln Speedway, the next event is the annual stop for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the Graue Chevrolet Showdown, Sunday, August 16. Joining the Super Late Models will be the DIRTcar Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings. Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS & 358 MODIFIEDS GEAR UP FOR THUNDER ON THE HILL DOUBLE HEADER. . . .

FOUR USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE FIELD TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. -- Four past USAC National Champions – Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, Chris Windom, and Tyler Courtney - are among the USAC Midget stars expected to compete at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, August 4, when the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship makes the trip to 1/3-mile dirt oval in Bechtelsville, PA. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

This special night is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken -- who plans to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

It took 102 starts for Chris Windom to reach USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory lane for the first time in his career in June of 2019. It took just six more for the Canton, Illinois native to get there for the second time in the 2019 Eastern Midget Week opener at Grandview Speedway.

In last year's Grandview tilt, Windom fought Tyler Courtney for the win on the final lap, losing the lead via a Courtney slider, in turn, one, then outdueled him into turn three to retake the position before sealing the deal to win in the series' first visit to the 1/3-mile dirt oval in three decades.

Kevin Thomas Jr. will be wheeling a midget for Pennsylvania's Heffner Racing throughout Eastern Midget Week. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) holds the one-lap USAC National Sprint Car track record at Grandview, set in 2012. He finished 3rd in last year's midget feature event at Grandview.

No Pennsylvania driver has won a USAC National Midget feature since Royersford's Steve Buckwalter in 2010. Buckwalter, the 2010 ARDC Midget champ, won that year during the Indiana Midget Week round at Gas City and will join the Grandview field on Tuesday after finishing 18th there a year ago. Fellow Pennsylvanian Andrew Layser (Collegeville, Pa.) finished 13th at Grandview in 2019 during his USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year campaign and is 9th in the standings this year as a Tucker-Boat Motorsports teammate to 2019 Grandview winner Windom.

Reading, Pennsylvania's Steven Drevicki is a perennial winner on the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car circuit, winning the last two year's titles, and has already tallied two victories this season and is the leader once again in the standings. He is equally successful in the Midgets as well, capturing ARDC championships in both 2014 and 2015. The recent non-sanctioned midget winner at Abbottstown, Pa.'s Lincoln Speedway, finished 17th with the USAC Midgets at Grandview in 2019.

Among the competition expected are 2013 USAC National Midget champion and NASCAR Cup Series regular Christopher Bell (Norman, Okla.), who'll be teamed up with Windom, Layser, and Kokomo/Placerville USAC Midget track record holder, Dillon Welch (Carmel, Ind.). Three drivers from the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports stable are also expected to make their Grandview Midget debuts, including top series Rookie, Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid (3rd in points), Bixby, Oklahoma's Cannon McIntosh (5th in points) and Locust Grove, Oklahoma's Daison Pursley (7th in points.)

USAC National Midget racing has occurred only three times at Grandview. The debut in 1988 was won by Rich Vogler while the follow up in 1989 was captured by Russ Gamester. Both drivers also won the USAC National Midget championship in those same years. Chris Windom won the series' return to Grandview in 2019.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four-car race for the top spot. Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Lukach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler, to name a few.

The Tuesday night, August 4, Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified doubleheader will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet. Some expected USAC Midget entries in addition to Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Buddy Kofoid include Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant, and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

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 Contact Information

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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 30

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 738; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 604; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 597; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 573; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 569; 6. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 557; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 545; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 540; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 476; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 432; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 420; 12. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 410; 13. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 14. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 392; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 391; 16. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 390; 17. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 385; 18. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 384; 19. Neil Nick­olite, Bellwood, Neb., 380; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 374.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., both 106; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 104; 4. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., and Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., both 91; 6. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 79; 7. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 75; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 9. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 68; 10. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67.

Indiana – 1. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 190; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 189; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 174; 5. Jor­dan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 166; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 156; 7. Roderick Henning, Mid­dletown, Ohio, 122; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 112; 9. Nate Franklin, Lafayette, Ind., 111; 10. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 103.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 177; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 159; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, and Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, both 142; 5. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 137; 6. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 134; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 113; 8. Matt Frederick­sen, Aurelia, Iowa, 103; 9. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 97; 10. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, and Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., both 93.

Kansas – 1. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 374; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., both 373; 4. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 358; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 325; 6. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 319; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 311; 8. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 279; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 270.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 226; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 216; 3. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 213; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 206; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 182; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 142; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 138; 8. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 137; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 118; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 281; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 184; 4. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 5. J.R. Topper, St. Joseph, Mo., 127; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 7. Vincent Franks, Cameron, Mo., 102; 8. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 320; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 317; 3. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 316; 4. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 315; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 303; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 265; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 257; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 249; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 231; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 228.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 79; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 77; 3. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 72; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 71; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 70; 6. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 64; 7. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 63; 8. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 53; 9. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 52; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., and Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., both 49.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 150; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 142; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 132; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 131; 6. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 124; 7. Michael Jack­son, Summerville, S.C., 123; 8. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 119; 9. Mike Sellers, Summer­ville, S.C., 103; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 102.

Ohio – 1. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 157; 2. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 140; 3. Jay Duna­way, Oak Hill, Ohio, 134; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 126; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 6. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 112; 7. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 97; 8. Tadd Clary, Chillicothe, Ohio, 93; 9. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 92; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 338; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 297; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 295; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 290; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 286; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., and Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., both 275; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 215; 9. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 210; 10. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 188.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 557; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 476; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 380; 5. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., and Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., both 351; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 343; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 333; 10. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 296.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 401; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 355; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 318; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 314; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 302; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 279; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 267; 8. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 266; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 244; 10. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 238.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 365; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 319; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 284; 4. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 283; 5. Mar­tin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 267; 6. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 259; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 248; 8. Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, 225; 9. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 213; 10. Russell Shoulders, Forney, Texas, 212.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 74; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 70; 5. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 69; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Boulton Rebounds for Podium Finish at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 30, 2020) - Tucker Boulton couldn't wait to get back to Riverside International Speedway last Saturday night.

The previous weekend didn't go so well. Boulton was on the cushion when another car tried a slide job in the main event. The two drivers made contact and Boulton went off of the track, slid sideways into a metal pole and destroyed his car.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but John Howard graciously offered a car to borrow. Boulton put his motor in for Saturday night and finished third in the 305ci sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway.

"The other car tried a slider and I was on the cushion and we met in the middle," Boulton said. "We destroyed a 20-year-old car that had seen its better days and turned around and got back in a 2017 J&J Chassis with all the bells and whistles on it.

"We were really quick. It's very important to turn around and get back in a car and get comfortable with it. For us, it wasn't an option to miss a race because of that wreck. We needed to get the feel back and we did. The new car was the straightest and fastest I've felt all year."

Boulton, who was out for two months earlier this year because of burns to his legs, had no problem climbing back in a race car after the crash. He adapted quickly to the feel of the newer chassis provided by Howard and showed speed as soon as he touched the track.

Boulton advanced from third to second in his heat race. The Tennessee driver started on the outside of the front row of the feature and chased the leader, placing third in a nose-to-tail finish at the stripe. It tied his season-best result.

"I didn't have any problems getting back in it, but I will say when I rolled over after I was off the track I saw a little smoke and my get-out time was like a second," Boulton said. "I never got out of a race car so fast in my life.

"I feel confident in the car I'm in now. The difference between the cars is night and day, and I feel I can drive this more comfortably than the other one."

That will come in handy this Saturday when Boulton heads back to Riverside International Speedway for the Cody Burks Memorial.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I want to see what we can do with this car. The car we have on order is the same as this one so we are getting a head start.

"We want to thank Eddie Henderson and his team at Henderson Recovery for helping our program. It means a lot to have great supporters like the Henderson Family. Also, we're excited to welcome Ricky Holder to our team. He has a lot of experience and will be an asset."

QUICK RESULTS

July 25 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Cody Burks Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Special Thanks to John Howard

"John is a super nice guy and comes from a super nice family," Boulton said. "It's nice that he offered up this car until we get ours. Thanks to everyone else, too. We had offers up the wazoo, and we went with this one because it's the same car we have on order."

Boulton would also like to thank NAPA, DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.


 

Bogucki Nets Fifth-Place Run to Mark Fourth Straight Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2020) - Scott Bogucki earned his fifth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver continues to build confidence at the half-mile oval with the 360 Knoxville Nationals on his radar.

"I have something to work from now as far as a base," he said. "The one thing I've been super consistent with is qualifying no matter when I go out. That will make a huge difference to our weekend during the 360 Nationals."

Bogucki began Saturday night by qualifying fourth quickest in his group. A rally from fifth to second place in a heat race put him in a great position heading into the main event.

"I just keep missing it a little in the feature, but I have some things I'll try this week," he said. "I just keep not getting enough right rear stick. Once that happens you ruin the whole corner. You have to be stuck to the center to have a good exit."

Bogucki's fifth-place outing gives him four straight top 10s at the track. His final tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals is this Saturday.

"We'll use it as a test and tune," he said. "I think I have my issue figured out, but we'll know Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Bergman, Starks, Setters, Amantea, Dover and Hagar Produce Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 30, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Trey Starks, James Setters, Joey Amantea, Jack Dover and Derek Hagar were victorious last weekend.

Bergman swept an ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Friday and Saturday.

Starks scored his first win of the season on Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Setters posted his fourth consecutive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series triumph at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Friday.

Amantea hustled to his second micro sprint victory at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday.

Dover captured his third win this year at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on Saturday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Hagar garnered an ASCS Mid-South Region win at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

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

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

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 6 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30, June 6 and July 25; and Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, July 10); Brian Brown - 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6, July 3 [twice] and July 11); John Carney II - 4 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6, June 13 and July 18; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 4 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13; and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 25); James Setters - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 24); Seth Bergman - 3 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29 and Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 24 and July 25); Joey Amantea - 2 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4 and July 25); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 10); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); and Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 23).

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

 

PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES CONTINUES TO EVOLVE & GROW WITH EXCITING WHEEL-TO-WHEEL COMPETITION AMONGST EXTREMELY DIVERSIFIED GROUP OF RACERS
July 30, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Pulaski, PA)...Look up the word diversified in the dictionary and here is what you will find; to give variety to, and not a better word would describe the current group of Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car racers currently competing in the third year division.

The class was launched in 2018 as a sister Series to the RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Mod divisions as a true "cost containment" non-wing Sprint Car division featuring the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, $140 sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH Visual methanol. Well over $20,000 in championship monies were awarded to its drivers in 2018 and 2019. Now in 2020, the RUSH Sprint Car division has really began to turn some heads despite a severely interrupted and shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From day one, the Series garnered a lot of support from former "410" Sprint Car racers. In fact, one of those, Scott Bonnell, was the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship with his Bonnell's Rod Shop for the first two years. While Bonnell was unable to continue his sponsorship in 2020, another former area "410" standout, Arnie Kent, stepped up with his Equipment Rental Options to become this year's presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship. Kent won the division's inaugural race in 2018 and was also the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Champion.

"It's really been a shame that we haven't gotten a clear shot over the past couple of years to allow the division to have a normal development period," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Horrible weather last season cancelled a good chunk of the schedule, and of course the COVID situation this year has slowed the ability to showcase the RUSH Sprint Car concept, a true cost containment Sprint Car division that racers enjoy participating in that provides great racing for the fans. The division is now filled with both veteran racers from all different racing backgrounds as well as numerous young guns that have been mixing it up at each and every race!"

Jeremy Weaver has jumped out to the early lead in the Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series standings thanks to four victories in the first six races, while Zach Morrow and Steve Pedley have also been victorious.

"The RUSH Sprint Car drivers have absolutely knocked it out of the park when it comes to edge of your seat excitement," expressed Emig. "I have personally been at five of the six completed events and I can't tell you how satisfying it's been to hear the reaction from the crowd at the completion of these events, they've absolutely been loving it!"

"Both Don Blackshear (Pace Performance's Circle Track Developer) and myself have received numerous calls and messages since the Sharon event with the All Stars a few weeks ago," added Emig. "People have been inquiring about the class and we've even had fans reach out to let us know how much they are enjoying the racing! I think we're over the hump now and the racing that is being produced by the RUSH Sprint Cars as well as the cost effectiveness of the actual RUSH Sprint Car package is now going to sell itself and allow the division to continue to grow and flourish into the future!"

"I'm very excited to see the division develop into exactly what it was designed to do from the beginning," stated Blackshear. "The RUSH Sprints offer a cost-controlled weekly division that's competitive and focuses on a racer's talent to gain success and not their financial resources. The diversity of winners proves the RUSH Sprint concept works, and it will continue to grow into the future."

After a four-year RUSH Sportsman Modified career that saw two victories and a "Futures Cup" Championship, Jeremy Weaver has found his groove in the RUSH Sprint Cars. The Stoneboro, Pa. racer teamed up with Hull Racing featuring the father-son ownership of Cal & Ted Hull in 2019 winning one feature, finishing fourth in the Weekly Series points, and earning the "Empire State Classic" title. That success has parlayed into an impressive start to 2020 where the #41 has become the car to beat. Weaver celebrated his 19th birthday with a last lap win at Tyler County on July 11, had another last lap win on July 24 at Lernerville, and went two-for-two at Tyler County the following night with his third win in the last four races.

In 2018, Zach Morrow finished third in the Weekly Series points. Last year, the 30-year-old Gibsonia, Pa. racer advanced to second in points. No doubt, Morrow entered the season with championship hopes. After winning the opener on June 20 at Pittsburgh, Morrow again finds himself second in points. Morrow came out of go-karts and into Mod Lites before making his way into the "410" Sprint Car division, something he still dabbles with. The RUSH Series though has allowed Morrow an affordable way to compete and contend for wins without the wing- something Morrow has always enjoyed.

Like Morrow, Brian Woodhall is another driver that has competed in the Mod Lite and "410" Sprint Car divisions. Woodhall had success early in his career as a teenager winning a pair of "410" races during Emig's ownership at Mercer Raceway Park. Now married and at 35 years of age, the RUSH Series has Woodhall to get back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. The Apollo, Pa. racer came out late in the 2018 season, while last year saw him win a feature at both Sharon and Ransomville in route to second in points.

The Blackshear brothers have made their way into the RUSH Sprint Car division via promidemently Econo Mod and E-Mod racing. The two excelled in the Econo Mod class at Sharon where Brandon won 21 times and Brad five times, while each have won a track championship. Brad got into the RUSH Sprint division first in 2018 finishing 10th in points and did it again last season as well as winning a race at Bradford, while Brandon finished sixth last season in his debut. Brad hasn't made it out for competition yet in 2020 due to starting a truck repair business, but is expected to do so soon. Also close to the Blackshear brothers is Ryan Fraley, also a graduate of Econo/E-Mods. Fraley, 31 of Brookfield, Ohio made his debut in the class last August.

The RUSH Sprint division has put several other former "410" Sprint racers back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car including Gale Ruth, Jr., Jarod Larson, Andy Feil, Steve Pedley, and Brian Hartzell.

Ruth had a strong inaugural season winning five features in route to second in points driving the Culver Motorsport entry. The Culver Family took time off and didn't compete after the 2018 season; however, Ruth recently got the call to drive Scott Clever's #14. Ruth of Pleasantville, Pa. has a pair of top 4s including a runner-up at Tyler County. Ruth always got everything he could out of his "410" Sprints, but financially couldn't compete consistently at the top level, but the RUSH Series has allowed him to showcase his talents.

An exciting new addition to the RUSH Sprint Cars is Jarod Larson. The seven-time Sharon Speedway "410" Sprint Car Champion made his Series debut on July 11 at Sharon nearly pulling off the win before finishing second in the feature. Larson thrilled Sprint Car fans in the region for years in between racing Stock Cars, but now looks to reignite that excitement in a RUSH Sprint Car.

Feil's path to the RUSH Sprint Cars was similar to Morrow and Woodhall's as he progressed from a successful Mod Lite career into the full size Sprint Cars before getting the call last year from car owners Jack Mahoney and Larry Eckart to drive their #9J. The 2017 Youngstown State graduate picked up a win at Sharon, one of the most exciting of the season, on his way to an eighth place points finish.

One of the most popular victories in the Series' history came on July 11 during Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" event at Sharon Speedway featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. On that night, Steve Pedley passed Larson to win his first career feature since he started racing back in 1992. Pedley ran a Modified then a "410" Sprint Car before taking some 20 years off from racing. The RUSH Series was the perfect way for Pedley to get back into Sprint Car racing affordably. Pedley returned to racing in 2019 finishing 11th in points. The 58-year-old Seneca, Pa racer ended the season much more competitive and has been much improved thus far in 2020.

Hartzell is yet another driver that competed in the "410" Sprint division. In fact, he did a lot of racing at Mercer when Emig was the track owner and also enjoyed racing without the wing. The RUSH program was the perfect calling for the 48-year-old to get back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. The Oil City, Pa. resident has only missed one race over the past two years. He has taking a liking so much to the class that he added a second car to the #69 stable in 2020 bringing A.J. MacQuarrie on board. MacQuarrie was a former Stock Car racer and even competed in the RUSH Late Models years ago.

One of the biggest names to join the RUSH Sprint Cars is Alan Dellinger. Dellinger has had success in just about every division in the region from various forms of Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Mod Lites, and more. One division he never touched was Sprint Cars. That was until 2020 when longtime car owner Bob Williams, also one that never had any dealings in Sprint Cars, decided to go a different direction and take on the RUSH Sprint Cars. In recent years, Dellinger and Williams teamed up in RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Dellinger owns 165 career wins at Sharon alone. Thus far, Dellinger has a sixth and a fourth place finish at Sharon this year.

While Dellinger and Larson both raced Stock Cars during their career, two other drivers that made the move from Stock Cars include Shawn Smith and Brad Church. Smith is in his third year of RUSH Sprint racing, while Church is in his second. Smith, 37 of Seneca, Pa., had a strong first season with nine top 5s finishing fifth in points, while last year slipped to seventh in points. Church, 28 of Russell, Pa., competes in selected events primarily in the northern part of the region; however, did make the four and half hour tow to Tyler County Speedway on July 25 and finished sixth, which nearly matched his best career finish of fifth at Eriez in 2019- a track he raced his Stock Car at regularly.

Matt Sherlock III is in his second season of RUSH Sprint Car racing. Matt's father competed in various Late Model divisions years ago, while Matt raced UTVs. The 28-year-old Beaver Falls, Pa. racer finished 13th in the 2019 standings and has been a loyal follower of the division again this season. Sherlock continues to show improvement in the seat and is expected to improve his position in the overall standing in 2020.

Two drivers competing for the "Futures Cup" crown are Nolan Groves and Brian Cressley. Both teenagers came out of go-karts; in fact, Groves is also racing a RUSH Kart. Groves, 16 of Sugar Grove, Pa., is in his second year, while Cressley, 15 of Corry, Pa., is a pure rookie in the big cars. Nolan's father Jay was a standout Micro Sprint racer before moving into "360" Sprint Cars. Today, Jay not only mentors his son but also competes in a RUSH Kart and has been instrumental in the development of the RUSH Karting Series program, while also being a distributor through his Kart Works business.

Speaking of the "Futures Cup", the 2019 champion was Kevin Ruhlman. Kevin's father Chad won the $5,000 Weekly Series Championships the first two years, but stepped aside from racing in 2020. Kevin had eight top 5s in route to last year's "Futures Cup" title. Kevin's racing in 2020 will be cut short as the soon-to-be 18-year-old Bemus Point, NY native will be off to college. Kevin's uncle Brian Ruhlman has been a part-time competitor in the Series as he makes the tow in from Clarklake, Michigan. Brian is an accomplished Late Model and Modified racer. Brian also recently picked up his first Sprint Car win in his home state.

Tyler Powell is in his third year of RUSH Sprint competition. The 26-year-old Cochranton, Pa. driver has been racing since he was seven years old beginning in a Go-Kart. When he was 13, he switched to a Mini Stock and then an E-Mod for one season. Powell got his start in full-size racing in a Mini Stock at Mercer when Emig started that affordable, start-up class when she owned the track. His best finish to date is a third place at Stateline Speedway in 2018. Tyler's father Bruce was a former Sprint Car racer.

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the Hawkins Family. Dave and his two sons Scott and Brandon made the move from the Micro Sprints into the RUSH Sprint Cars in the inaugural 2018 season. They were big supporters of the class and helped get the division off the ground as all three finished in the top nine in points. Dave led the way in the family with a 12th place finish in points last year. Brandon tragically lost his life in a work accident recently. Dave and Scott made their 2020 RUSH debuts the Friday following Brandon's passing at Lernerville.

Another newcomer to the division in 2020 is Brandon Shughart. The 32-year-old Weirton, WV racer is a true rookie to racing, but has a great mentor in his corner with none of than the "West Virginia Wild Thing", Mark Cassella. Cassella, who was a standout Sprint Car racer both with and without the wing, has been a fan of the RUSH Sprint Car program since day one. Another West Virginia racer that has been part of the Series the last two years in a part-time manner is Frank Wilson, Jr. Wilson had a successful Late Model career on both asphalt and dirt, and also spent time as the promoter of Tyler County Speedway.

Two other new drivers that have sent their memberships in but have yet to compete this year are Scott Dean and Jeremy Scruggs. Also, Amelia Clay has purchased a Sprint Car and an engine from Pace Performance. The Warren, Ohio racer that also competes in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division is expected to make her debut soon. It was also great to see Carl Bowser compete in a RUSH Sprint Car. Bowser made his debut on July 24 at Lernerville, a track he owns 27 career "410" Sprint Car wins at, driving for Scott Clever. Bowser won his heat and finished fifth in the feature.

There is no doubt that in just a very short period of time the RUSH Sprint Car division has now established its roots in Sprint Car racing throughout the region. The RUSH Sprint Car division has also developed into a tremendous model for other speedway promoters across the country to consider bringing a true "cost containment" Sprint Car division surrounded by numerous other exciting programs to their speedways! For information on the RUSH Sprint Car division, the office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com.

Equipment Rental Options currently has two locations in western Pennsylvania; one in Hermitage and another in New Castle; however, this summer will be moving into a new larger facility at 3587 Clover Lane just off Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle. From earth moving equipment such as excavators, dozers and skid loaders to boom lifts, material handlers and everything in between, Equipment Rental Options proudly serves industry, contractors and homeowners. For more information on Equipment Rental Options, check out their website at www.equipmentrentalpa.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ero.rental.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Equipment Rental Options, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, 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/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

Jake Morgan Wins Exciting Hunt Feature During Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Jake Morgan held off a furious charge form Tim Sherman, Jr to score his first win of the 2020 with the Hunt Series during the Mark Forni Classic.

When the green flag dropped, Morgan got off to a great start from his front row starting position as he led early and opened up a sizeable gap on the field.

After winning an exciting heat race from the tail, Morgan had all the confidence on his side, though behind him Tim Sherman, Jr and Sean Jones would look to mount charges as traffic became a factor.

As the race progressed it would turn into a two car race for the lead as Morgan and Sherman broke away, and opening night winner Bradley Terrell moved into third.

With the laps winding down and traffic thickening, Sherman would close in on Morgan and things would heat up in the final couple of stanzas. Morgan would slow his pace his traffic and Sherman would pull up to his back bumper as the white flag waived.

During an exciting final lap, it would be Morgan beating Sherman to the line as Terrell hung on for third with Matt Stewart finishing fourth, and DJ Johnson rounding out the Top-Five.

Results- 30 Cars

1. Jake Morgan #1J

2. Tim Sherman Jr. #1JR

3. Bradley Terrell #11

4. Matt Stewart #33

5. DJ Johnson #33DJ

6. Dylan Bloomfield #33B

7. Shawn Jones #14

8. Daniel Whitley #6K

9. Boy Moniz #22

10.Angelique Bell #551

11.Shanya Ensign #9

12.Josh Young #7EJ

13.Nick Robfogel #3

14.David Lindt #3FT

15.Terry Schank Jr. #1

16.Tony Bernard #50

17.Ron LaPlant #69

18.Scott Clough #60

19.Jimmy Christian #1C

20.Cody Fendley #73C

Ashley Van Den Berg Home Loans Fast Time- Dylan Bloomfield

BR Motorsports P15 Award- Terry Schank, Jr

Benic Enterprise Heat 1- Cody Fendley

BMRS Professional Hose and Fittings Heat 2- Bradley Terrell

King Racing Products Heat 3- Jake Morgan

Santomauro Racing Products Heat 4- Angelique Bell

ON TAP: The next race for the series is TBD.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (June 13th, Antioch Speedway), Jake Morgan (July 25th Placerville Speedway)

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

 

 

Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions This Saturday Thursday, July 30. 2020 A Big Night of Racing This Saturday!

A big car count and big names are on tap for this Saturday's Weiler Night with Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Kyle Larson, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu and more take on the Knoxville drivers in the last 410 event before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series "The One and Only" three-day event.

The 360 winged sprint cars will hit the track for the final time before the 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Hot laps begin at 6:45pm, local time.Tickets are on sale now here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Adult tickets are $20; Teens are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited to 7,000 spectators. Guests can sit in even numbered rows only and leave three empty seats between groups in a row. Weiler Celebrates 20 Years of Business

As you drive into Knoxville this Saturday, you'll notice a newly paved Highway 14 leading to the race track.

The machinery performing the job comes from our partners at Weiler who are celebrating 20 years of business!

Located right here in Knoxville, Iowa, Weiler manufactures equipment for the paving market. Weiler equipment is based on proven designs that have a successful track record in the field. Weiler works closely with contractors to ensure their products provide the features required to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner. Next Week: The 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Next week, we kick off the 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

More than 100 cars have entered the three-day event. A full entry list, as well as the breakdown of which cars are qualifying on which nights, can be seen here.

Gates open at 5:30pm. Hot Laps begin at 6:45pm.

Tickets are available online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Seating is limited to 7,000 spectators per night. The backstretch will be open for all three nights of the event.Guests can sit in even numbered rows only and must leave three empty seats between groups in a row.

One 16 person suite is available for all three nights of the event. If interested, e-mail KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com or call the ticket office.

Camping spots, including water and electric, are also available for this three-day event. Please call the ticket office to book camping spots. A Unique Format Has Been Set For the World of Outlaws Three-Day Event

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series announced the format for "The One and Only" including the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

The format will make every lap on the track important as it features a point-based system to determine the line-up for Saturday's Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. The full format can be seen here.

Three-day packages are still available for the event online. Single-day tickets go on sale Saturday, August 1. The race will also air each night as part of the Fast Pass subscription on DIRTVision.com. Hurry! Retweet For a Chance To Win

Go to Twitter today and Retweet this tweet from our partners at Casey's for a chance to win a watch party from Casey's and NOS Energy Drink! The Casey's and NOS Energy Drink Watch Party includes a three-day DIRTVision streaming pass of "The One And Only" and the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, NOS Energy Drink swag and six large Casey's pizzas!

Two winners will be chosen. The contest ends at 11:59pm, CT on Monday, August 3! Upcoming Events

August 1 - Weiler Night with Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

August 6-8 - My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

August 13-14 - "The One And Only" with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

August 15 - Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship Postponed to 2021!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) July 29, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the postponed Knoxville Nationals, the Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship program will see the same fate. The program will be moved to 2021, with drivers already in the running, keeping their donations towards next year’s contest.

Currently, Robbie Kendall has the most donations, followed by Carson McCarl, McKenna Haase and Brian Brown.

In addition to the $20,000 first place prize for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Richard and Jennifer Marshall, of Priority Aviation, will be awarding the second place earner $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

“We’re really disappointed that we have to postpone the Priority Aviation sponsorship this year,” said Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation. “Luckily, drivers who have been represented with donations towards the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum can have those carry over to next year. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is very dear to our hearts! We appreciate everyone’s understanding in a year that’s been trying to us all.”

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, 2021 at 6 p.m., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

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

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Racing welcomes RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive just in time for Lincoln’s Drydene 40

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – Just in time for the highly-anticipated, $10,000-to-win Drydene 40 at Lincoln Speedway, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss is pleased to welcome RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive to his racing program, now a major partner to Brock Zearfoss Racing for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive has been providing a leading service since 1977, specializing in custom upgrades and installation for all things four wheel drive. With over 50,000 parts in stock, RV 4 Wheel Drive not only offers an extensive selection, but their knowledgeable staff of professional technicians are certified to tackle all needs. From brakes and drivelines, to electrical components and bolt-on upgrades, RV 4 Wheel Drive delivers a fair price and outstanding customer service.

Zearfoss and RV 4 Wheel Drive do have a prior relationship, as the two were partnered during Zearfoss’ tenure with car owner, Aaron Long.

“We are thrilled to have our friends from RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive join our efforts for the remainder of 2020. This is an exciting time, especially with a loaded agenda ahead, and we’re excited to share these moments with RV 4 Wheel Drive,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing No. 3Z sprint car. “We have a lot circled on our calendar, as well as a long list of things we want to achieve. RV 4 Wheel Drive will help us reach those objectives. In return, our goal is to represent their brand and mission at the highest level. Sprint car fans are very dedicated and loyal to those who support sprint car racing and I’m confident they’ll continue to give RV 4 Wheel Drive the support they deserve. I’m excited to get to work.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will boast their rekindled partnership later today – Wednesday evening, July 29 – at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Drydene 40, the midweek showcase will award a $10,000 top prize.

In addition, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 31, as well as Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 1. Port Royal’s Living Legends Dream Race will also award a $10,000 top prize.

For those who want to learn more about RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive, please visit the company on the Web at www.rv4x4.com.

ABOUT RV 4 WHEEL DRIVE & PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE INC: Since 1977, RV has provided loyal services in Mechanicsburg, PA with over 50,000 parts in stock. If RV doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it can be available overnight. RV can install accessories like vent shades, tonno covers, nerf bars/running boards, suspension kits, lockers, brakes; anything can be installed in our shop by professional technicians. RV’s founding principles are the same today as they were when the shop opened in 1977; give the customer the best products at a fair price and back it up with outstanding customer service. To learn more, please visit RV online at www.rv4x4.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 2 Top-5s: 14 Top-10s: 29

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18. Scored back-to-back top-tens with World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway; fifth on Friday, July 24, and seventh on Saturday, July 25.

 

 

Crouch Returning to Keith Kunz Motorsports for Three POWRi National Races in Illinois

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (July 29, 2020) - Brenham Crouch will climb back into a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget this weekend for a trio of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League races.

The action begins on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., before Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., hosts a race on Saturday. Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., is the site of the weekend finale on Sunday.

"I'm aiming for three solid runs," Crouch said. "I feel like after that three-day weekend a couple of weeks ago I got really comfortable so I'm super excited to get back in a midget this weekend."

It will mark his debut at all three tracks.

Crouch experienced a new type of race car last Saturday when he practiced in a 305ci winged sprint car at West Texas Raceway in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

"I felt like it went well," he said. "It was easier to drive than a midget. It took me back to the micro world for a bit. I had a good amount of comfort right away so I'm looking forward to making some competitive laps in a sprint car soon. We're hoping to do some races this summer and fall when our schedule allows."

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.; and Sunday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Driven and Driven Midwest

Driven Performance has been serving the racing community for more than 25 years. What started as a small parts and service shop in the late 1980s has turned into a full-scale performance speed shop. For more information, visit http://www.D1Driven.com.

Driven Midwest is a speed shop and D1 chassis dealer located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has one goal: to raise the standard of customer service to an exceptional level while building a relationship with every customer. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DrivenPerformanceMidwest/ .

"This will be our second year working with Driven and Driven Midwest," Crouch said. "They've always had great customer service and excellent products. We've built a great relationship with everyone at Driven and Driven Midwest and look forward to mutual success together."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lineman Motorsports, Simpson Race Products, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Airing Live Video of Seven ASCS Races in Eight-Day Stretch, Including the Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 29, 2020) - The famed Ultimate Challenge will have a live video stream via the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for the first time ever.

The marquee $4,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, which is promoted by sprint car veteran Terry McCarl and Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC, will be aired via a Pay-Per-View broadcast on Sunday, Aug. 9. The night also features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League with the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

"We want to thank Terry McCarl and his team for allowing the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network, which is the official broadcasting partner of the American Sprint Car Series, to showcase the exciting action at the Ultimate Challenge to anyone unable to attend the event," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said.

The live stream is only available via Pay-Per-View for only $29.99. RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to watch the event. The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

RacinBoys All Access members will then be treated to six straight nights of winged sprint car competition throughout ASCS Sprint Week. The action begins on Aug. 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The remaining dates include: Aug. 12 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Aug. 13 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

Each of those half-dozen races pays $3,000 to win and $300 to start with an additional points fund up for grabs, which should entice many of the sport's top drivers from across the country to compete.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

RacinBoys will also have live audio throughout the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-8.

This weekend RacinBoys All Access members can listen to lap-by-lap action of the famed Belleville 305 Nationals hosted by Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on Friday and Saturday. The United Rebel Sprint Series event draws many of the top competitors throughout the nation.

Additionally, the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., featuring Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks will have live audio on Saturday.

RacinBoys is offering a live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the Midwest Wingless Sprints this Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The price is only $20.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Wilson Garners Top Fives at Jacksonville Speedway and St. Francois County Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - FARMINGTON, Mo. (July 29, 2020) - Greg Wilson posted a pair of top-five performances last weekend while competing in the Midwest.

Wilson led his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team to a fifth-place showing on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., before hustling to a season-best runner-up result on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway.

"It was a good weekend for us to try stuff," he said. "We've been working on a lot of things the last couple of weeks. We spent some time at Maxim and some time at Engler. Hopefully we'll keep showing signs of improving and we'll keep making gains."

Wilson's weekend started with a Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association event at Jacksonville Speedway, where he placed fourth in a heat race after lining up fifth.

"We drew in a good heat race a little ways back and we could only pass a car," he said. "That made us start 14th in the main event. We got banged up a little at the beginning of the race. Cars wrecked in front of me and when I slowed down I got ran over from behind. That's just racing, especially on a bullring. We finished the race, but the car was tore up a little. We were lucky to come home fifth."

Wilson's charge to a fifth-place outing marked his eighth top five of the season.

He ventured to St. Francois County Raceway the following night. Wilson advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from seventh to second place in the A Main.

"The track started rubbering up about halfway," he said. "We got to second with a pretty decent race car. It was a good weekend. We got to try a lot of stuff and it seemed like we were pretty good both nights."

Wilson will take the momentum from back-to-back top fives into a four-race Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 weekend. It begins on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, hosts a race on Friday before Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, showcases a show on Saturday. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., during its grand reopening.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (14).

July 25 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

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

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

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Scores Sixth-Place Result at Knoxville With All Star Weekend on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2020) - Brian Brown recorded his 11th top-10 outing at Knoxville Raceway this season last Saturday when he produced another efficient night to continue to lead the championship standings at the track.

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 6 (5).

"We have a pretty solid baseline at Knoxville, but there were some things that we had been wanting to try all year so we tried something different every time we were on the track Saturday," Brown said. "Some worked and some didn't. In the feature we were very bad. So we definitely know what not to do or try there. Overall it was a productive night. We had lots of close calls in the heat race and the A Main that could have ended in the ambulance, but luckily we came out unscathed."

UP NEXT - Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

"I'm looking forward to a big weekend of racing with the All Stars at three awesome tracks," Brown said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to West Burlington and Knoxville. And I'm very excited that Tod Quiring took over Huset's and that we can be there for the grand reopening this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

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

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit https://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx?locale=1033 .

"Lincoln Electric came on board a few years ago," Brown said. "It's nice to know if we need to weld anything we have the best equipment available and we have that with Lincoln Electric."

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

 

 

Williamson Adds to Experience Level at Knoxville Raceway in Preparation for 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2020) - Garet Williamson had qualified for a feature event at Knoxville Raceway in the past, but last Saturday was different.

Unlike his last couple of trips to the Marion County Fairgrounds, Williamson was facing a stacked 45-car field that resembled a preliminary night for the upcoming 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Heavy hitters such as Aaron Reutzel and Kerry Madsen joined a group that featured some of the best 360ci sprint car drivers in the country. Williamson managed to make the feature and finished 16th to gain valuable laps and experience at the half-mile oval.

"We were racing in the back with a lot of dirty air, but still, the laps were huge, especially racing on a feature track," teh Bryant Paver Motorsports driver said. "It gives you a chance to know what the car is going to do and helps you find somewhere for the car to be faster and pass cars.

"It's a huge confidence booster making the field with those guys. It was almost like a prelim night for the Nationals. We learned quite a few things."

Williamson, who is in his rookie season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, has made three trips to Knoxville Raceway this season. His latest appearance was easily his best, especially when he took to the racing surface in qualifying.

The notes and experience Williamson gained in his first two visits resulted in a ninth-place qualifying effort in his group. After a sub-par heat race, he bounced back to finish second in the B Main before advancing from 22 nd to 16th in the main event.

"We are as comfortable as we are going to get for it," he said in reference to the 360 Knoxville Nationals. "I don't think you can ever be too prepared to go there, but with everything we've learned this is the best chance we've had this year to go there and do well.

"Everything that's went on (this year) has helped us because we were only going to get there one time. It just worked out that we could practice more for the 360 Nationals."

Williamson will be off this week before the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank runs Aug. 6-8. The team recently got a new trailer and wants to make sure everything is prepared for the 360 Nationals and a hefty schedule that follows.

"We need to get everything ready," Williamson said. "We just got a new trailer this week and we are going to take our time getting things switched over. We are getting another car finished up and ready for that Speedweek we have right after the Nationals. We will be away two weeks racing and want to be ready."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 6 (2); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Aug. 9 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Ultimate Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

CONTINUED MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S SEASON TO BE PUT ON HOLD INDEFINITELY

Hartford, OH July 29, 2020 Due to the continued mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Health from the COVID-19 pandemic including no spectators being permitted at events throughout the state of Ohio, there will be no racing this Saturday, August 1 and until further notice. The management of Sharon Speedway continues to choose to abide by ODH's mandates along with directives from the Governor. If restrictions are lifted in the near future, Sharon Speedway will resume the 2020 schedule of events. Stay tuned for updates.

Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

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.

 

 

Alien Motor Speedway to Host Two POWRi Leagues in Two Nights of Racing

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) After a prolonged waiting period and many scheduling adjustments, POWRi Sprint Leagues from Arizona and New Mexico will now team together for a night of outstanding feature excitement on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. Alien Motor Speedway, in Roswell New Mexico, is proud to host the next big event in the always exciting and entertaining world of traditional sprint car racing. The POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour Sprint Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motors Racing Association will join forces as the tricky 3/8-mile track will try to test the driving limits of these non-wing warriors in a one-of-a-kind co-sanctioned event.

Marking the first event in the strange 2020 season the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour is eager to get the racing action shifted into high gear. The POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association has completed one single event at Sandia Speedway on July, 18th with Caleb Saiz #99 gaining the feature win.

Classes scheduled for racing competition for both nights at Alien Motor Speedway include POWRi Non-Wing Sprint Leagues, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Legend Cars, and WTR Street Stocks. Pits open at 4 PM, with general admission opening at 5 PM. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:30 PM with great racing to follow. (All times are GMT) Pit passes are $35, Grandstand tickets for $15, only $10 for Youth (6-11), Kids five and under get in free. Race fans are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and face-mask requirements.

Competitive non-wing action all comes to a head, with bragging rights and personal glory on the line, on August 7th and 8th at Alien Raceway. Who will emerge as the winner and earn the title as Top Traditional POWRi Sprinter of the Desert as the POWRi Border Tour and POWRi NMMRA battle it out for the top prize?

Alien Motor Speedway is adding to their schedule through the month of August. Stay tuned to upcoming schedule changes and more track information at www.alienmotorspeedway.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

More information on Vado Speedway Park including information on the POWRI Lucas Oil Border Tour Sprint Series can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park and POWRi Border Tour Series on Facebook.

POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association information such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com and “like” NMMRA on Facebook.

For more information, results, press releases, and schedules for all POWRi Racing Leagues, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter

 

 

POWRi Speed Weekend Set to Take Sail Views: 72 0 POWRi Speed Weekend Set to Take Sail

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) Friday, July 31st will kick off the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Engler Machine & Tool SPEED WEEKEND.

We have three back-to-back races on tap for this coming weekend. Friday, July 31 is the start of it all. Both POWRi series will take on Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL for the first time this season. Saturday, August 1 the teams will make their way to visit the “Mighty Macon” Speedway in Macon, IL. The final night of the POWRi SPEED WEEKEND will end at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL. Teams will take on three of the baddest bullrings in Illinois.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

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

Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL): Pit Gates Open – 1:00 P.M. Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:45 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:15 P.M. Racing to follow

Saturday, August 1 at Macon Speedway (Macon, IL): Pit Gates Open – All Day Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

Sunday, August 2 at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL): Pit Gates Open – All Day Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

 

 

POWRi WAR Readies for the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway Views: 63 0 POWRi WAR Readies for the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) One of the biggest and most lucrative winning races on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League schedule approaches as a few changes have been thrown to add in the growing anticipation. With $4000 to win the annual running of the “Osky Challenges” will take center stage on Sunday, August 9th with the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

The Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will hit the half-mile of Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Sunday, August 9, which includes great racing action from both wing and non-wing competitors. Featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour the annual event hosts top talents from all over the world, all vying for the top spot.

Last year's event would witness greatness, as Brady Bacon ruled the night with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Capturing an early heat race victory, Bacon would earn high-point qualifier accolades and accept the “Ultimate Challenge” of starting at the rear of the field for the feature event. The “Macho-Man” Brady Bacon would waste no time flexing his might in his onward quest towards the top-spot. Gaining the lead with a little less than ten laps remaining, Brady would cruise to the feature victory while pocketing the heavy payload in the process.

“The Southern Iowa Fair board has been great to work with and we continue to enjoy working with them” stated event organizer Terry McCarl, going on to add, that “none of the decisions came without communication and thought. With this year’s situation, we all have limits regarding grandstands to go by, but we definitely have an advantage with the infield open to fans with plenty of room to social distance.”

Pit gates open at 3 PM, with general admission grandstands opening at 5 PM. Driver’s Registration scheduled from 4-6 PM, with Hot-Laps slated for a 7 PM start racing action to follow. Mufflers ARE required for all competitors. After Sunday night’s action, race fans will want to stay in Oskaloosa, Iowa for the 25th Annual Sage Fruit $10.000 to win Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. The silver anniversary always has plenty of 410 sprint car action and will once again include the IMCA RaceSaver 305’s. The RaceSaver 305 class will Pay $1,000 to win courtesy of Badger Steel USA.

Catch all the event’s racing program of the POWRi WAR Sprints, as well as Lucas Oil ASCS streaming, live by paper-view on www.racinboys.com.

For more information regarding the Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge, check out oskychallenges.com. For tickets, please call 515-967-0020 Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

URSS Prepared to Take on Belleville 305 Nationals Friday and Saturday

BELLEVILLE, Kansas (July 27, 2020) – The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing are in full preparation for the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals set to take place this Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st. The United Rebel Sprint Series and historic Belleville High Banks will host one of the most thrilling and highest-paying RaceSaver Sprint Car shows in the nation, with a purse of over $65,000. To date, more than 55 drivers across the United States have registered for competition. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, July 30th drivers will have the option to participate in an open-practice starting at 6:30PM. Pit passes for practice will be $20 and entry to the grandstands will be free.

Friday, July 31st all competitors will participate in night one of the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals. The feature winner of the Friday show will take home a $2,500 pay day. Second place will pay $1,500, third-place $1,200, fourth-place $1,100, and fifth-place $1,000. Friday’s feature will pay $350 to start. Non-transfers from the B-Feature will earn between $125 and $250 dependent upon finishing position, and all other non-qualifiers will earn $100 for their efforts.

Saturday, August 1st will begin a new show, however competitors that did not attempt Friday’s portion will not be able to start any further forward than 11th place in Saturday’s feature event. Saturday night’s feature winner will seize a $7,000 pay day. Second place will take home $3,500, third-place $3,000, fourth-place $2,500, and fifth-place $2,000. The feature event will pay $1,000 to start on Saturday. Non-transfers finishing 5th to 10th in the B-Feature will receive between $300 and $425 dependent upon finish, with all other non-qualifiers receiving $250 for their efforts.

An added bounty of $1,000 has been put up for both nights (Friday and Saturday) to beat the two-time and defending champion, Jake Bubak.

Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:30PM on Friday and Saturday, with racing set to begin at 7:30PM. General admission on Friday is $15 with reserved seating available for $20. General admission for Saturday’s show is $25 with reserved seating available for $25. Kids 12 and under are $10, and children 6 and under are free admission both Friday and Saturday.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Additional information about the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals can be found on the Belleville High Banks official website, www.bellevillehighbanks.org.

 

 

Sixth place run in Chico highlights weekend for Copeland and Canales Racing
By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – July 28, 2020…Prior to hitting the road for the Midwest, Canales Racing competed in one more weekend of action at home this past Saturday and Sunday, which was highlighted by a sixth place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

This past Sunday’s event marked the first show at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway quarter-mile since before the COVID-19 break and brought out a solid 39-car field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Copeland opened the night by timing-in 11th fastest, before winning his heat race aboard the Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes/ Eagle Companies Inc./ Geico Insurance No. 5C.

Starting third in the feature he ran in that position for much of the race until venturing a little higher, attempting to move forward on a late restart. The 28-year-old looked to blast his way around the outside but dropped a couple spots and ultimately crossed the checkered flag in sixth.

The night before both Copeland and Trent Canales competed at the 15th annual Mark Forni Classic in Placerville. An equally as stout 45-car field was on hand for the show and Copeland kicked-it off by qualifying seventh in his group, before also finishing seventh in his heat race. After transferring out of the B-main the Roseville driver went on to run 16th in the feature.
Canales timed-in fifth among his group, finished seventh in the heat race and sixth in the B-main, narrowly missing out on a transfer spot.

Copeland and Canales Racing will now get ready for a big trip to the Midwest to compete in seven nights of racing in nine days. They will kick things off with the annual Knoxville 360 Nationals on August 7th and 8th, before taking on the Ultimate Challenge and Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa on Sunday August 9th and Monday August 10th respectively.

The No. 5C team will then finish it all off back at the Knoxville Raceway for three nights of competition with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The triple header will be capped by the annual Capitani Classic, which pays $50,000-to-win and $3,000-to-start the A-main.

“We look forward to heading to the Midwest and seeing where we stack up against some of the best competition in the country,” Copeland said. “Going back to Knoxville is always an opportunity to learn and grow as a team since we don’t have many half-mile tracks at home in California. I want to thank all of our partners for making it possible to make the trip back.”

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing and the No. 5T of Trent Canales would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Placerville and Chico Recap-

Colby Copeland:

Saturday Placerville- Qualified (7th in Group), Heat Race (7th), B-main (3rd), A-main (16th)
Sunday Chico- Qualified (11th), Heat Race (1st), A-main (6th)

Trent Canales:

Saturday Placerville- Qualified (5th in Group), Heat Race (7th), B-main (6th)

Upcoming Races for Colby Copeland-

August 7th and 8th: Knoxville 360 Nationals
August 9th: Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa
August 10th: Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa
August 13th: World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway
August 14th: World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway
August 15th: World of Outlaws Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway

Social Spotlight-

To follow along with Colby Copeland and Canales Racing be sure to like the No. 5C team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canales-Racing-115829665102935/

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAW NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CARS RETURN TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

With all the race tracks and traveling series having their schedules changed seemingly day to day due to the pandemic, the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and promoters Jason and Kristin Flory of Wayne County Speedway have put together a race date in less than ten days for this Saturday, August 1st, bringing the best Sprint Car drivers to the 3/8 mile oval for the first time in 35 years. Steve Kinser was the winner back on August 6, 1985. The WoO will come to "Orrville's Historic Oval" with Wooster's Sheldon Haudenschild, who just picked up his first win of the season on July 23rd at Pa's Lincoln Speedway. Sheldon has seven all time wins with the WoO and has 5 checkered flags at Wayne County Speedway before joining the WoO tour over three seasons ago. His dad, Jac Haudenschild, has 72 World of Outlaw wins that puts him 11th on the win list of the World of Outlaw list.

Sheldon Haudenschild will start the evening in 5th place of the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car points race as Brad Sweet, last years champion, just regained the points lead and has a 18 point advantage over Logan Schuchart. Fifteen time series champ, Donny Schatz is third in the points, 26 behind Sweet while Carson Macedo is fourth, 70 points behind then followed by Haudenshild, who trails by 100 points.

All of the WoO regulars will be in action Saturday while local drivers Dean Jacobs of Wooster, who is the points leader and the defending champion of the Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprints and has two wins this season along with Orrville's Broc Martin, the winner this past Saturday's feature and more of the tracks regular drivers will be chasing the $10,000 to win feature. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks will also be on the racing card. Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps and qualifying at 6 pm and racing at 7:30 pm

 

 

Sean Becker Seventh at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Two more nights of racing action are in the books for Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports. After having issues during the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night, Becker picked up a seventh place finish at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

“I am so grateful that Jim Van Lare has been busting his tail to let us go racing as much as we do,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately, I drove like a donkey all weekend.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, 46 cars checked in for the Mark Forni Classic and track officials opted to use the Sprint Car Challenge Tour format.

Timing the Pro Aggregate/Bianchi Farms/All About Fire Protection backed No. 5v machine in third fastest in a loaded qualifying group, Becker would race his way into the redraw as he picked up the heat race win.

Pulling the seven pill, Becker lined up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event on a very slick Placerville Speedway racing surface.

Jumping into the sixth spot when the race came to life, Becker would hold steady as he worked the cushion at the ¼ mile bullring. Continuing to run sixth, issues on the 17th lap would see another car get out of sorts in front of ‘The Shark’ and making contact with the wall, Becker would pull into the pit area, and his night would come to a close.

Heading to Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night as the track returned to action for the first time since early March, Becker would time in 17th fastest amongst the 39 drivers checked in.

Running sixth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would run second in the ‘B’ and make his way into the 25-lap feature event.

Coming from the rear of the field, Becker would put on a nice charge that saw him work his way into the Top-10. Continuing to race his way forward, Becker was able to rally all the way up to a seventh place finish when the race came to an end.

“I am super proud to be asocial with Pro Aggregate, as they helped sponsor all three divisions on Sunday night,” Becker added. ‘We ended up okay, but I wish we could have given them a better showing.”

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 11, Top-10’s- 14

ON TAP: Becker is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

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

 

 

Jeffrey Weaver earns first PASS win

Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver brought a modest PA Sprint Series resume into Saturday’s racing at Path Valley Speedway Park, but his track record took a huge leap when the former micro sprint racer earned his first full-sized sprint car win in one of the most hotly contested feature races of 2020.

Weaver, who had a pair of fourths – one at Path Valley – as his best previous IMCA/RaceSaver finishes, started the feature on the outside pole and stood up this season’s hottest PASS driver, Garrett Bard, and 2020 winners John Walp and Christian Rumsey on a night when there wasn’t a lap without a two-, three-, or even four-car battle for the lead. On every lap, the Weaver Radiator & Auto Repair #52 looked fully at home among the giants.

With Walp, who lead 20 laps, and Bard fighting furiously for the lead, running lap after lap side-by-side in the race’s middle section, Weaver hung onto third, maintaining a consistent ultra-low line. Just before a lap 17 caution for a spinning Andrew Boyer (and then a stopped Doug Dodson, who was about to enter the lead battle), Weaver slipped past Bard, who was running high, and on lap 20, he ended a multi-lap, side-by-side duel with Walp and took over first.

Bard was able to best Walp for second on the last lap, with Rumsey, who had been looking for an opening to join the fight, coming home fourth. Brad Mellott, who had contested for the lead early and never fell far behind, finished fifth.

Completing the top 10 were Domenic Melair, one of several drivers mounting heroic charges during the feature, Scott Lutz,, Dylan Proctor (another charger), Kenny Heffner and Ken Duke Jr.

The hardest of the hard chargers was Justin Mills, who came from 24th starting position to finish 12th. Proctor had advanced from 19th to 8th, Melair from 15th to 6th, and Duke from 17th to 10th.

Other than a three-car tangle, our of which two cars were able to keep racing and only Trail-Way Speedway winner Jake Frye was sidelined, most of the evening’s cautions were for single-car spins.

Heat races for the 26 racers that took part in the program went to Dodson, Bard and Heffner.

This Saturday, August 1, PASS returns to BAPS Motor Speedway, joining the super sportsman cars, street stocks and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds. For the latest schedule and other information, visit the www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Path Valley Speedway Park, July 25

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 6X-Brad Mellott; 3. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 21-Andrew Boyer; 8. 19K-Chris Kreider. DNS – 80-Dave Wickham.

HEAT 2 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 46-Mike Alleman; 5. 1M-Justin Mills; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 92-Dylan Proctor; 8. 69-Landon Price (DNF). DNS – 79-Ian Cumens.

HEAT 3 – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 83-Larry McVay; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 6. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 7. 13-Kurt Knepper; 8. 7-“Cowboy” Jim Kennedy (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 6X-Bradley Mellott; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 33-Scott Lutz; 8. 92-Dylan Proctor; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershott; 12. 1M-Justin Mills; 13. 19-Kruz Kepner; 14. 83-Larry McVay; 15. 69-Landon Price; 16. 46-Mike Alleman; 17. 80-Dave Wickham; 18. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 19. 21-Andrew Boyer; 20. 13-Kurt Knepper; 21.

 

 

 

Jesse Love Picks Up A Trio of Top-10’s with Cox Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in four nights of winged sprint car racing with Cox Racing over the last week, Jesse Love would put together some solid runs that were highlighted by a trio of Top-10 finishes.

“It was a pretty good week,” Jesse Love said. “We picked up three Top-10’s and we were fast throughout the entire week.”

Kicking the busy week off at Marysville Raceway, Love would time the HomeSmiles.Com/Toyota/Toyota TRD backed No. 44 entry in seventh fastest in time trials, and would go on to pick up an eighth place finish in what would be a non-stop feature event.

Friday night, the youngster would make the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where he made his first ever start at the scenic speedway. With 30 cars on hand, Love would acclimate well to the track as he was fifth fastest in time trials.

Getting through his heat, Love would find himself in the Dash where an eighth-place finish put him in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.

On a tricky surface that was slick and had a very big cushion, Love would have his elbows up as he continued to feel out the Ocean Speedway surface. Admittedly making a few costly mistakes in the feature, Love would still keep his machine in the Top-10 as he closed the night out with a 10th place finish.

Saturday night would see Love take on 45 other cars at the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA. In the end, Love would be unable to get himself out of the ‘B’ against a stout field of cars as he finished 9th in the semi.

Sunday night brought on Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA to put a cap on the four-race stretch.

Timing in seventh fastest amongst the 39 cars checked in, Love would take the green flag from the 13th starting position. On a tricky surface, Love would put on quite a charge as he carved his way forward.

Breaking into the Top-10, Love would close his night out with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to get so many races in, and I think it helped me figure some things out nightly,” Love added. “It was a good week for us, and hopefully we can continue to build off of it.”

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are now set for ASCS Speedweek kicking off at Knoxville Raceway on August 6th.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top-10’s-6

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

 

 

BrownEagle Racing Kicks 2020 off With Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sunday night in Chico, CA, Andy Gregg returned to the seat of the BrownEagle Racing No. 01 machine as the team made their long-awaited season debut.

“It was a good first night out for the year with the BrownEagle Racing team,” Andy Gregg said. “We were happy with how we timed in, then we had a little bad luck in our heat race, and it carried over and forced us to pull off early in the feature event.”

With 39 cars packed into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area on Sunday night, Gregg got off to a solid start as he timed in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Gregg would get into second, but would then have an issue with his rear brake caliper breaking off. Running the majority of the race with no brakes, Gregg would finish second and move into the feature event.

As the team thrashed to make repair in between the heat race and the feature event, they were unable to make many adjustments to their setup and it would result in quite a handful for the Placerville, CA native in the 25-lap affair.

Running inside the Top-10 early in the race, Gregg would really have his hands full as he drifted back through the field. With the car worsening as the laps clicked off, the veteran driver made the decision to head back to the pit area rather than risk tearing any equipment up.

“Big thanks to everyone who stepped in and helped us make repairs after the heat,” Gregg said. “It was a little bit of a bummer we had a rough go in the feature, but all in all a fun first night back out with these guys.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Mechanical Failure Derails Paul Nienhiser at Jacksonville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul Nienhiser looked to be well on his way to a win at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, but a mechanical failure on the final lap of the race led him to a DNF.

“With Rico Abreu back competing with us on Friday, I knew we had to be really good to win, and we were,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had an awesome car, and unfortunately broken throttle linkage on the white flag lap cost us a win we really needed as a team.”

Lining up on the pole of his heat, the Chapin, IL driver got his night off to a hot start as he picked up the win aboard the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design backed No. 9x machine.

Moving into the redraw, Nienhiser left fate up to a young fan in one of his shirts and it paid off as the one pill put him on the pole of the feature event.

With the track being up on the fence, Nienhiser went to work and banged the boards to perfection. Setting a very strong pace up front, Nienhiser looked to be well on his way to a victory as he accepted the white flag.

During that final ¼ mile, Nienhiser would experience a mechanical failure that left him with a DNF, and with a bitter taste in his mouth.

Making the decision to head to Beaver Dam on Saturday night to race with IRA as he looked for redemption, Nienhiser timed his entry in seventh quickest in time trials, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up eighth in the feature event, Nienhiser and his team did some tuning to their entry before the feature event went green. As the race came to life, Nienhiser began working his way through the field until he lost the handle on the 10th lap and spun his machine to a stop.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Nienhiser would go to work again. Working his way forward, Nienhiser put together a very nice charge that saw him salvage his night with a sixth place finish.

“I was on the fence about racing Saturday but after that bad luck on Friday night I knew I Just had to get back after it,” Nienhiser said. “Some of the stuff we did Friday didn’t translate over on Saturday and we had to do a little work. Still nice to come away with a good finish after making an early mistake.”

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-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be in the Scott Bonar No. 50 machine Thursday in Dubuque, IA before climbing back in his PNR No. 9x machine to battel the All Stars on Friday and Sunday.

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

 

 

Setters Extends Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Winning Streak and Earns ASCS Frontier Region Hard Charger Award

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 28, 2020) - James Setters added another victory to his total and he passed the most cars during his season debut in 360ci winged sprint car competition last weekend.

Setters led the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to his fourth consecutive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series triumph on Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. A day later Setters passed 10 cars to finish 12th during an ASCS Frontier Region event at Big Sky Speedway.

The weekend began on Friday with Setters advancing from fifth to third place at Electric City Speedway. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 20-lap A Main.

"I passed a couple of people in the first turn and then stayed in third for most of the race," he said. "I had a really good battle with Shane Moore and my teammate Rich Bailey. I think I got Shane on Lap 10 and then Rich on Lap 15."

Setters led the remaining handful of laps to extend his winning streak to seven in a row during series competition dating back to last year.

"It's nice because every time I win they look at it and say let's go beat this kid," he said. "Kory Wermling came up to race and put up a good fight a couple weeks ago. Rich Bailey almost beat me Friday, but his car had a problem."

Setters headed to Big Sky Speedway on Saturday.

"We had a little bit of problems in the heat race and didn't finish," he said. "Instead of a B Main they ran a six-car dash, which we won."

Setters advanced from fifth to win the dash. He then maneuvered through the field to place 12th in the A Main.

"It was a good night," he said. "The Slade shocks worked really well. I love Tony Borello's racing engines. That thing ripped."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

July 25 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: DNF (6); Dash: 1 (5); Feature: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Fine-Tuning Engine and Setup as 360 Knoxville Nationals Nears

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is hoping a mechanical adjustment or two will be just what Danny Sams III needs at Knoxville Raceway.

The primary engine visited a dyno this week in an effort to fine-tune it with the 360 Knoxville Nationals just around the corner.

"Qualifying has really been burying us at Knoxville," Sams III said. "I'm running half a second faster in the C Main when the track is slicked off compared to in qualifying when the track is heavy. We're just lacking some speed."

Sams III qualified 20th quickest in his group last Saturday at the half-mile oval. He then gained two positions to finish eighth in a heat race before winning the C Main from third. Unfortunately, the night ended early on the opening lap of the B Main.

"We were in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said. "Someone flipped in front of us and the car next to me turned left. We collided and rode it out for a second before we ended up getting upside down. When I went end over end it snapped a tube on the frame. We have that getting welded back together this week."

Sams III said the team will use a backup car when returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for the final round of preparation prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"We tried some stuff on the car and it didn't work last Saturday," he said. "We know where to look to get the car to dig into the track more instead of it wanting to get loose. Hopefully we can keep getting closer to where we need to be."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (10); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: DNF (17).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.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 Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

West Jr. Learns Throughout ASCS Mid-South Region Show at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Jeffrey West Jr. soaked up as many lessons as he could last Saturday during his fifth career 360ci winged sprint car race.

West Jr. visited I-30 Speedway for the second career time during an ASCS Mid-South Region event.

"I started on the pole of our heat race and I got passed in the first turn by Marshall Skinner and Ernie Ainsworth," he said. "We rode in third for the whole heat race. Then we had to run the B Main and I led the first half of it before Brad Bowden passed me.

"In the B Main people kept throwing sliders on me going into turn one. I had about six restarts I had to do and that was great experience. I don't have much experience being on the pole. I was able to get good jumps the last couple of restarts. I'm still learning every weekend."

The runner-up result in the B Main earned a transfer into the main event. West Jr. gained a pair of positions in the feature to finish 14 th. It marked his career-best outing at the quarter-mile oval.

"We've got to get the car dialed in for when the track gets slick," he said. "We're still learning that. But I feel like we made better progress than when we were there the first time. Once the track rubbered up it was my first time experiencing that, too. It was pretty wild. It rubbered up in turns one and two. I could hit it and get a huge run down the back straightaway. I'm just learning so much each time we race."

The outing moved West Jr. into 10th in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings. He is only 54 points out of the top five.

Next up is a new track and a new state this Saturday when West Jr. joins the ASCS Mid-South Region at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.

"I don't have too high of expectations," he said. "A solid top 10 would be great. It will be kind of a guessing game as far as the setup. I feel like I adjust pretty quickly. That will be the biggest track I've ran on so that will take some getting used to as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc.

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"They deliver all kinds of warehouse equipment to companies that need it," West Jr. said. "They'll do sanitizing stuff and protective equipment. They are a new company that started this year and we're grateful to have their support."

West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.

 

 

410 sprints return to Mercer Saturday, August 1 for $2000 to win unsanctioned event plus Big block Modifieds; 305 sprints; FASTRAK modifieds; and mini stocks.

By Jim Balentine Mercer, Pa.

Michaels Mercer Raceway will try to get its third night of racing in the books with the second appearance of the 410 sprint cars in three weeks for an unsanctioned $2000 to win event. Also in the card will be our big block modifieds; 305 sprints; FASTRAK modifieds and mini stocks the Mod lites will have the night off to attend a special elsewhere.

The 410 sprints ,which at one time were the main stay at Mercer, will be back for a special $2000 to win show and will do the pill draw for their starting positions in the heat races and then will redraw the top eight at the flagstand to determine they’re starting positions in the unsanctioned event.

Adam Kekich has gone two for two in the special 410 sprint shows winning last year’s western Pennsylvania sprint car championship and then winning the first annual Ralph Quarterson memorial on July 18 2020. It will not be an easy task as still have the likes of his good friend Brandon Spithaler who has won 2 at tri city to contend with as well as 4 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr who has a Lernerville won, and Carl Bowser who has won at tri city this season. Also the possibility of some central Ohio cars might make a trip across the border for the event to compete for the money.0

In the 305 sprints this season we have had two different winners as last year track champion Jake Gamola picked up the win this past Saturday night and Chase Matheney who won his first ever 305 sprint race at Mercer last week. Last years 2nd place point man Kyle Colwell is looking for his 1st win of 2020.

In the FASTRAK modifieds it has been all Eric Gabany as this year racing for car owner Jerry Schaeffer has gone 2 for 2 defeating his fellow drivers Garrett Krummert and Jim Bryce. Jordan Ehrenberg had his best run ever finishing 2nd last week and last year point champ Brian Schaffer has had finishes of 3rd and 8th last week.

And the big block modifieds you could sing the tune of “New York New York” as both feature wins have come by drivers residing from the Empire State. Phil Vigneri of Elba, NY held off the charges of Brad Rapp to win the Ralph Quarterson memorial modified portion of opening night and Erick Rudolph from Ransomville , NY pulled away from Dave Murdick to win last week. The Ohio/Pa drivers are 0-2 including last years champ Rex King Sr who has yet to crack the top 5.

The mighty Mercer mini stocks again have put on quite a show for the fans this year with a lot of excitement with both crashes and tight racing. The all-time leading feature winner in the class Tim Callahan picked up the opening night win defeating Will Aley and Mike Porterfield defeated Andy Thompson by .237 this past Saturday night! Last year’s track champ Joe Campbell has had nothing but trouble getting involved in skirmishes on the speedway And newcomer Leonard Baker Jr has had 2 surprising top 10 finishes this season.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4 PM; the grandstands at 5; sprint car hot laps at 6:30 ;and the first green flag at 7 PM.

General admission will be $17 for the special event $15 for seniors 60 and over ; pit passes will be $30 and $25 for seniors 60 and over.

All drivers must use the raceiver and the red Ambit transponder unit the yellow ones will not work. Any driver new to Mercer this week must pay a one time $25 registration fee . To keep track of all of the live lineups and event results after they have been run please register for free at MyRacePass.com.

For more information on Michaels Mercer raceway please visit their Facebook page or the website at MercerRacewayPark dot com or call the track on race day 724-662-1310

 

 

Hill Produces Solid Runs at Rapid Speedway and Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Alex Hill posted a pair of solid runs at tracks in Iowa last week.

Hill visited Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids for the first time on Tuesday for competition with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

"I thought we did pretty well for our first time at the track," she said. "I started on the pole of my heat race. The outside line was the better one to start in. I dropped to second behind the guy who started outside of me and stayed there the rest of the race."

Hill lined up eighth for the feature.

"I ran eighth for most of the race, running the bottom of the track," she said. "There was a restart with about 10 laps remaining. At that time, the bottom was starting to go away and the top was taking rubber. I lost a few spots after the restart before I moved to the top, then I passed a car on the final lap to finish 12th. I should've changed my line when we restarted."

Hill returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for her third night of competition there in four weeks against another stout field of 46 cars. The night opened on a bit of a disappointing note when she missed the heat race inversion through qualifying by only one position - timing in 13 th out of her group of 23 cars.

"We hurt our best motor in Rock Rapids and used our backup at Knoxville," she said. "Our backup is still a pretty good motor and races well, but our best motor has more power and probably would've given us a better qualifying time."

After failing to finish her heat race due to a leaking valve cover, Hill started fifth in the B Main.

"We were able to get to third and ran there for most of the race until we got passed late in the race," she said. "We finished fourth and made the transfer to the A Main."

Hill started last in the 24-car A Main.

"We did well in the first part of the race and were able to pass about six cars," she said. "We ran about 10 laps before the first caution and we were rolling the bottom fairly good. Then we had some more cautions. The restarts hurt me a bit and it was difficult for me to get back into a rhythm right away. But overall I was pretty satisfied. That was about the most consistent I've been at Knoxville as far as running the bottom and hitting my marks."

Hill, who finished with an 18th-place outing, will visit another track - Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa - for the first time on Thursday before returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (8).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Strodes BBQ and Deli has catered events for our race team and has done a tremendous job with their delicious food," Hill said. "We're excited to have them as supporters of our team."

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

 

 

Kyle Schuett Wins Heat Race and Nearly Garners Season-Best Outing at Jacksonville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (July 28, 2020) - Minor damage from an early racing incident most likely kept Kyle Schuett from scoring a podium finish with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series last Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

"The guys on the front row were kind of playing games at the start and I bumped the guy in front of me," said Schuett, who drew the fifth starting position after winning his heat race. "I had moved up to third by Lap 6 when I noticed my nose wing was collapsed to the left from the contact. A couple of laps later the wing caught my left front tire. It prevented me from correcting my steering and spun me out.

"I was pushed into the work area and the crew was waiting with the new parts to get it fixed quickly to get us back out on the track. We restarted at the back of the field and raced back up to 13th. If it wasn't for that bump at the start, we probably would've run in the top three. It was just one of those racing deals."

Schuett felt good about his chances of having a good run at Jacksonville Speedway going into the evening.

"We were pretty confident going into Jacksonville because of the things we had learned there the week before," he said. "Our car was fast in the heat race, too. We started third and took the lead on Lap 2 and pulled away for the win."

After the early success and then the spin in the feature, Schuett rallied to post a 13th-place result.

The team headed north on Saturday for competition with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway.

"I made a mistake in qualifying and we wound up 14th (of 29 drivers)," Schuett said. "But we were still only two tenths from second quickest so the slightest mistake makes a big difference."

Schuett was scheduled to start fifth in his heat race.

"A guy got a flat tire so I got moved up to third," he said. "I dropped back to fourth, but was able to get back to third and stayed there. We missed the redraw by one spot and started 11th in the feature.

"In the feature I dropped back to 13th or 14th before I got back to 11th. At the finish the cars in sixth through 10 th were right in front of me, but I just got going too late. It turned out to be another learning opportunity."

The second-year sprint car driver will take this weekend off before racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, Mo., on Aug. 6-7.

"We raced in Pevely in May and we're definitely better now than we were then," he said. "But this is with the Outlaws so the competition will be the best."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 13 (5).

July 25 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying 14; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-7 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - AMSOIL

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"We've used AMSOIL exclusively since 2004 and I wouldn't run anything else in my car," Schuett said. "We use not only their engine oil, but their water coolant additive, gear oil, metal prep, miracle wash, glass cleaner and mud slinger products as well. AMSOIL is at the top of the business for a reason."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson Gearing Up for Two All Star Events Following 12th -Place Finish at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Justin Henderson piloted the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 sprint car to a 12th-place outing last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The top-15 finish was the 10th of the season for the duo and allowed Henderson to gain 36 points on sixth place in the season's championship standings. He currently trails by only 35 markers.

"It was a pretty standard weekend where we were not bad, but we definitely were not great," he said. "Track position has been so important this year at Knoxville and we just didn't have it in the feature to where we could capitalize enough."

Henderson began the night in time trials by posting a lap of 16.407 seconds, which was good enough for ninth overall out of 31 cars in attendance. He then finished fifth in a heat race, which placed him on the inside of the sixth row for the feature.

"I went to the top early in the heat race to try and make a pass and I just stayed up there way too long," he said. "It cost us a few spots and it was the difference in starting sixth or 11th in the feature."

With only one caution occurring on Lap 2 of the main event and the leaders setting a blistering pace, Henderson struggled to make up ground throughout the duration of the feature as he settled for a 12th-place finish.

"We'd pass a few cars and then we'd lose a few spots and it was just a struggle to really get going," he said. "It just seemed all night that I was not making the right decisions on where to go and the finish was a result of that."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be a two-race weekend with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. On Saturday they will run at Knoxville Raceway before heading to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday.

With a host of bigger races remaining on the schedule for the month of August, Henderson is looking forward to the opportunity to see where his team stacks up against a stout field of racers this weekend.

"We've ran with the All Stars already this season and we've had a little bit of success, so I know we are capable of contending," he said. "With the Outlaws coming into town here in a few weeks and some bigger shows on the horizon, we can use this weekend as a bit of a measuring stick to see where we are as a program and maybe what we need to do better."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"We can't do this without great partners and Shure Built Suspensions provides us the absolute best in terms of FK Skocks," Henderson said. "I'm grateful for their support and would recommend them to anybody looking."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Captures Podium at Rapid Speedway and Victory at I-90 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, S.D. (July 28, 2020) - Jack Dover enjoyed another great week of competition in the Midwest.

Dover garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars en route to a runner-up result last Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, before he scored his sixth triumph of the season on Saturday at I-90 Speedway.

The week's action began with the first of two Midwest Sprint Touring Series races at Rapid Speedway, where Dover's advancement of one position in a heat race to finish fourth lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We were fastest in hot laps, but something didn't feel right," he said. "We went out in the heat race and the car had something wrong. We came in and switched the shocks and bars before the feature. Then we worked our way from 12th to second. I think I could have won if I made the right move. We caught Terry McCarl on the white flag and I tried sliding him in turns one and two. I should have followed him on the top in turns one and two and ran the top in turns three and four. That's where I was running all night and made a lot of passes."

Dover's charge from 12th to second marked his 13th podium of the season.

He then ventured to I-90 Speedway on Saturday. A run from sixth to third place in a heat race gave him a spot in the feature redraw. Dover pulled the No. 5 to line up fifth for the main event.

"They did a phenomenal job of prepping the track," he said. "With as hot as it's been we thought it'd be rubber down. It had moisture and stayed good all night. We got up to first by Lap 5. I pretty much ran the bottom. It seemed like people would slide out where my car could rotate the corner well. My car ran up top a couple of laps working through traffic and it stuck real good. I felt like our car was pretty spot on."

The win was Dover's sixth of the season and his third at I-90 Speedway.

Next up is the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm really excited," he said. "For one I like the track. It's fast and I like high-speed tracks. There's a lot of money on the line, too. I think we have a good shot at winning or running up front."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (12).

July 25 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., for the 305 Sprint Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Speedway builds reliable engines with great horsepower," Dover said. "I've had a long friendship with Zach Woods, who is a head guy of the engine shop. Zach and the team have helped my racing program reach new heights. They do modified motors, late model motors, really any type of motors so they don't just specialize in sprint car stuff."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Powers to ASCS Mid-South Region Win at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Derek Hagar swept an ASCS Mid-South Region event at I-30 Speedway last Saturday when he won both a heat race and the main event.

"We had a good night," he said. "We started fourth before we made quick work of the heat race and got to the lead. I was helping a friend of ours get their car together for the B Main. My wife, Heather, drew the feature redraw for me and got us the No. 2. Me and Cody Garner started on the front row together for the feature. He took off and had a straightway lead on me before the first caution came out. I stayed with him after that. Once we got into traffic I was able to make a move to get around him and I led the last half of the race.

"He got defensive and I was able to drive around him and a lapped car. The track laid rubber with probably about 10 or 12 laps to go. Then we worked through traffic really well. Our new Dynotech engine ran awesome. It was probably the best running motor we've had with the combination. It really seemed to work and it showed."

The triumph was Hagar's fourth of the season in only nine starts in different types of race cars and with multiple teams.

"That's really the first time we've had our car with our stuff since Short Track Nationals last fall," he said. "We need opportunities and our team shows how strong we are. We just need to race more."

Hagar will take the next couple of weeks off before returning to I-30 Speedway on Aug. 15 during an ASCS Sprint Week race.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hedger Brothers Ready Mix

"These guys are awesome people," Hagar said. "My dad does contracting so he deals with them a bunch for concrete. They're just race fans who love the sport and wanted to help us out. It takes people like that to keep this sport going and we really can't thank them enough."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

OUTSTANDING WITH OUTLAWS: Marks & CJB Charge Forward in Events Team continues to find funding as July comes to a close

CARLISLE, PA. - July 28, 2020 - CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks are finding their groove as recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events in Pennsylvania have shown the speed of the #5 team.

The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup was held at the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. on Tuesday, 21st. Marks timed in 6th, finished 2nd in their heat race, 8th in the dash and then 11th in the feature.

On Thursday night, the team moved over to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. Marks timed in 13th, finished 6th in the heat race, 4th in the Last Chance Showdown and then marched from 24th to 9th in the feature. For his efforts, Marks was awarded the KSE Hard Charger award.

To wrap up the weekend, Marks and the CJB team contested the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.

(Photo by Nicole Signor Creative)

On the opening night, Marks timed in 28th, finished 4th in his heat race and finished 15th in the feature. The following night, car #5 timed in 25th, finished 5th in the heat race and went from 17th to 6th in the feature.

"We definitely didn't give up last week," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We had to dig out some holes but we were able to do it and rebound in a positive way. Obviously we want to be in victory lane but I am proud to drive this car. It has a lot of speed and, yes, we have nights that are off, but so does every team. Outlaw competition is the hardest out there and there is no doubt about that. The pace is different, the teams are smarter and the drivers are the best. There is always a mentality you have to have to compete with that series."

Marks and the team will be in action at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, July 29th, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 31st and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 1st.

"I'm excited for this weekend and going to keep giving 110% to get us those wins," said Marks.

2020 STATS: Events: 39 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 11 Top-10's: 21 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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Kaleb Johnson Shows Speed During Pair of Iowa Runs

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson displayed plenty of speed during a pair of races in Iowa last week.

Johnson made his first visit of the year to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids on Tuesday for a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event. He started on the pole of his heat race and pulled away for the win.

"I knew I had to win the race to get a decent starting spot in the feature," he said. "I was able to take the lead early and wasn't challenged."

The heat race victory placed him in the computerized feature redraw and he started sixth in the night's main event.

"I rode around in fifth or sixth for a while, then the track started laying rubber around the top of turns one and two," he said. "We were in lapped traffic with about eight or nine laps to go and I tried putting a slider on the fourth-place car. There was a lapped car on the bottom. I drove it a little too hard and had to get out of it a bit. I hit the rubber and it sent me off the track. I lost about four spots and ended up finishing ninth.

"It wasn't too bad considering what happened. There were some good cars there and it was good to know that we were able to compete with most of them."

Johnson ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. He's enjoying a solid season at the half-mile oval thus far, entering Saturday night ranked fifth in points with a sizable lead in the Rookie of the Year race.

"With 360 Knoxville Nationals coming up in a couple of weeks we wanted to try something different with the car in time trials and find out if it worked," said Johnson, who timed in 16th quickest out of 23 cars in his group. "Unfortunately, it didn't really work out. That was disappointing, but at least we found out it didn't work now rather than when there's more on the line. We missed the heat race invert and that put us in a hole for the rest of the night."

Johnson battled to advance from eighth to sixth in his race and then from 11th to fifth in the B Main, finishing one spot short of transferring to the A Main. It marked the first time he failed to qualify for the main event at the track this year.

"We moved forward in both races and I feel that we could've made the transfer spot in the B Main if we had another lap or two," he said. "Ten laps go by pretty fast. Not that it matters a lot, but we turned the fastest lap other than the leader in both our heat and the B Main. So probably the most encouraging thing we learned at Knoxville was that we can be fast in dirty air."

Johnson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (6).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

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"Ron Weber started sponsoring me when I began racing sprint cars when I was 16-years-old," Johnson said. "I've gotten to know him pretty well over that time and I greatly appreciate his support over the years."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Seals Deal at Skagit Before Producing Top 10 at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Trey Starks delivered his first feature triumph of the season last Thursday at Skagit Speedway.

Starks guided his family owned sprint car to the second quickest time in qualifying. A third-place run in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We were close a couple of weeks ago and it was the same deal Thursday as we had speed all night," he said. "We went out late in qualifying and went second quick. We had a solid car and went fourth to third in our heat race. That gave us a decent starting spot for the feature. We didn't change a lot all night.

"We got the lead on the first lap of the feature. The two cars in front went to the top and I made the bottom work. I got the lead going into turn three. I tried to set it on cruise control and move through lapped cars as good as I could. We had one restart. Other than that it was smooth sailing. It was nice to race back at home and get a win."

Starks led the distance to score his first win at Skagit Speedway since June 2016.

He then headed to the Midwest to join Gobrecht Motorsports at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. Starks qualified third quickest to kick off the action.

"A couple of weeks ago we switched our car to one from last year and we really started to put speed together," he said. "Then it was a disappointment because we ended up wrecking the car last week and hurting the frame. We were getting comfortable with that car just in time to switch it. We were trying to figure out what car to go to. We pulled down last year's Knoxville Nationals car and put that together. It ended up working out pretty well.

"We had good speed in qualifying. In the heat race we got bottled up on the start and it was really hard to pass. We got shuffled back to eighth, which didn't give us great points. We started seventh in the feature and ran eighth pretty much the whole race. We had good cars in front of us in my sights the whole time, but I wasn't quite good enough to pick up any positions. It was a stout field last weekend with guys tuning up for the races coming up. It felt good to get a solid night in with decent speed."

Starks' eighth-place run was his 10th top 10 of the season. He continues to rank ninth in the championship standings.

Next up for Gobrecht Motorsports is a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 races - Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 8 (6); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Earns Hard Charger Award After Rallying for Season-Best Result at Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2020) - Jason Sides had to overcome a tough starting position, an early crash and two trips to the work area before he secured his best result of the season last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway.

Sides qualified 11th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

"We got going good in the feature," he said. "I'm not sure what happened to Hunter (Schuerenberg), but when I came around somebody darted to the inside of him and bam there he was. It smashed the header flat. I think that's about all it tore up, but the engine was barely running. I went to the work area. Nobody carries a spare header. My plan was to push back off, let Gravy get one and then on the next caution come in. We had a quick caution and they got it changed and it was good that we did."

Sides restarted at the back of the field and used the bottom groove to his advantage, rallying from last to a seventh-place result. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I never went to the top once," he said. "We could get off the bottom and it was pretty good down there. Once we got going we could catch the guys. They'd either slip up or try to run the top and we'd get by. I want to thank everyone for their help in the work area because I'm really glad we were able to get back out to finish the race."

Sides then headed to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Thursday. He qualified 10th quickest in his group and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the A Main. Sides gained a few positions in the feature to place 15th.

"We were happy just to make that show," he said. "We got out of there without any problems and moved forward so it was a good night."

Unfortunately, mechanical woes hampered him during both nights at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals hosted by Williams Grove Speedway last weekend.

Sides returns to action with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (21).

July 23 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (19).

July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (15).

July 25 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

42 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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"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, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Secures Second-Place Showing at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Kerry Madsen tied his season-best result last Saturday during a rare 360ci sprint car start at Knoxville Raceway.

The Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored competitor guided Big Game Motorsports to the second quickest qualifying time in their group. Madsen then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and from sixth to second place in the A Main.

"I didn't know what to expect, but that thing is a Cadillac," he said. "We qualified well and in the A Main it raced really well. We got unlucky with the way the cautions fell a couple of times when we passed cars, but a caution came out to give them their spot back. We passed a lot of cars and we had a strong run at the end. That was a nice warmup for the 360 Knoxville Nationals."

Madsen didn't fare as well in two 410ci sprint car starts, placing 14 th on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We tore the car up at Port Royal earlier this month and it hasn't felt the same," he said. "It just didn't go well in the A Main at Lernerville. It was pretty disappointing. We expected to go forward.

"Saturday was sort of the same thing. We didn't perform as well as we should have by any stretch of the imagination. I don't know why. We've been pretty good there. We're going to put a new car together this week."

Madsen plans on competing on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 14 (10).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 14 (14).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

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Huset's Speedway Welcoming All Stars on Sunday for $20,000-to-Win Grand Reopening

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 27, 2020) - The spotlight will be turned back on Huset's Speedway this week in anticipation for its first race since May 2017.

The dirt oval, which was acquired by Minnesota businessman Tod Quiring earlier this month, will host the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday during the $20,000-to-win C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson are among the stellar field of competitors expected to tackle the event, which also pays $1,000 to start.

The Late Model Street Stock Touring Series is also part of the racing program.

The All Stars series hasn't visited the track since July 2014 when Ian Madsen and Rico Abreu were victorious. Tim Shaffer has earned the most All Star triumphs at the track, winning three of the 14 total races.

Aaron Reutzel is the current All Star points leader with Cory Eliason ranked second. Paul McMahan rounds out the podium with Zeb Wise, Josh Baughman, Skyler Gee and Greg Wilson also full-time competitors with the series.

Advanced tickets for Sunday's event are available at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com. All seating is general admission. VIP suites are available by calling 605-359-4955.

The pits will open at 2 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps start the action at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a rain date of Monday.

Fans who purchased tickets to the All Star Circuit of Champions event scheduled for Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 31, will receive a refund. The Jackson Motorplex tickets will not be valid at Huset's Speedway.

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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Giovanni Scelzi Garners Second-Place Showing During Second Start With KCP Racing

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi produced a runner-up result during only his second start behind the wheel of the KCP Racing No. 18.

A partnership between the 18-year-old and the top-notch sprint car organization was created early last week, giving Scelzi an opportunity to race in marquee events throughout the Midwest and East Coast while still prioritizing his prospects on pavement.

"It's an opportunity I couldn't pass up," he said. "They know how to win races. You have all of the tools and everything possible to win. It's up to me to make it happen. Me and Tyler (Swank) worked well together the first two races last week. It's about talking to each other. Communication is the biggest thing in racing. I think we're going in the right direction."

Scelzi made his debut with the team last Tuesday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series' Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup hosted by Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. He qualified seventh quickest in his group, placed fourth in a heat race and ended the night 20 th in the feature after pulling off early.

"I didn't know what to think going into the night," he said. "It's a first night with a new team, new guys, new everything. It was also my first time at that track. We came in in one piece so that's positive."

The team headed to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and speed was evident from hot laps. Scelzi qualified second quickest and he gained two positions in a heat race to finish fourth.

"Knoxville is a place I'm really comfortable at," he said. "I felt like I had a car that could win the race. We were the high-point driver going into the main and the inversion was six so we started sixth. In hindsight I needed to run the bottom a little better. Toward the end of the race I started figuring it out. I drove by Ian (Madsen) and passed Austin (McCarl) with two laps to go for second.

"It's huge. I feel comfortable. I really like Tyler and Adam, who work on the car. We have the tools a driver could want so I'm looking forward to the future."

Scelzi plans on racing this Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 20 (13).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

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

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


 

Zearfoss highlights WoO weekend with top-five at Williams Grove; Lincoln’s Drydene 40 ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 27, 2020) – Although kicking-off the weekend with a 16th-place performance during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Gettysburg Clash, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing amped up their World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series efforts in a big way and rolled off back-to-back top-ten finishes during Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals, highlighting the weekend with a fifth-place outcome after starting tenth on Friday, July 24. A third-place finish during heat race action secured Zearfoss’ spot on Friday’s grid.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/No. 3Z sprint car, backed-up his top-five result with another top-ten on Saturday, this time rolling home seventh during the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ now owns three top-tens with the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2020, the first occurring on the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on May 23.

“That was a lot of fun. I can’t thank my team for all of their hard work,” Brock Zearfoss said, a two-time feature winner thus far in 2020. “Tye and Shane continue to do great things and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. It’s definitely not easy racing that many nights in a row, especially with that level of competition, no matter how close you are to home. They just keep digging and they allow us to represent our fans and partners well. Hopefully we can keep this going on Wednesday night at Lincoln.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with three starts in four days, first visiting the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway for the $10,000-to-win Drydene 40 on Wednesday evening, July 29, followed by consecutive starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 31 & August 1. Highlighting the weekend card, Port Royal’s Living Legends Dream Race will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 2 Top-5s: 14 Top-10s: 29

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18. Scored back-to-back top-tens with World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway; fifth on Friday, July 24, and seventh on Saturday, July 25.

 

Dietrich sets aim on $10,000 at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2020) – Despite an overall weekend outcome that ended shy of personal expectation, highlighting three consecutive World of Outlaws starts with a pair of 16th-place finishes during Summer Nationals action at Williams Grove Speedway, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich has 10,000 reasons to put recent results behind him, as Lincoln Speedway’s Drydene 40 will highlight the coming week awarding at $10,000 top prize on Wednesday, July 29.

Certainly no stranger to success in Pennsylvania Posse Country, especially at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, Danny Dierich will chase his third Lincoln win of the season during midweek showstopper, already earning big paydays during the annual Icebreak and Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, respectively. The nearby Gettysburg-native is a four-time feature winner in 2020, most recently earning the Jan Opperman Memorial victory at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 28.

“It wasn’t the weekend we wanted, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. We give 110% everytime we are on the track. Nobody can take that away from us,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “All we can do now is look ahead and set aim on Wednesday night. We’re pretty privileged to have the opportunity to race for $10,000 that close to home.”

Other upcoming plans for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing includes visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, respectively. The highly sought-after Living Legends Dream Race, set to take over the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 18
Top-10s: 26
Wins: 4

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19.


 

Schatz caps four-race week with Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win for $25,000


Date: Tuesday, July 21st
Event: Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (6th)

Date: Thursday, July 23rd
Event: Gettysburg Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (10th)

Date: Friday, July 24th
Event: Summer Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

Date: Saturday, July 25th
Event: Summer Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 24th (1st)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 3568 points | third (26-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 27, 2020) - Despite some mechanical misfortune during Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 25, ultimately forcing the ten-time World of Outlaws champion to retire early from main event competition, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together a sound week in the Keystone State, highlighting all starts with a $25,000 victory at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 21.

Lining up sixth on the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup main event grid, Schatz battled his way forward in a hurry and took command for the first time on lap seven. Forced to battle back and forth with open wheel hotshot Kyle Larson and defending Series champion Brad Sweet, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry would prevail, eventually leading the final lap to score the monster five-figure payday; Schtaz’ seventh Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup title.

“It’s awesome to win the Silver Cup,” said Schatz on Tuesday night in Lernerville victory lane. “Third win of the year. Normally we’d like to have more, but we’re not going to get greedy. We’re going to keep racing the way we are and keep going.

“It’s fun to race like that,” Schatz continued. “Those guys are good. That’s what you guys pay to see. My crew did a great job. I think what won us that race is figuring out how to run the racetrack early in the race. I got hanging there at the end and had to move around. I got to traffic, and I wasn’t good on the bottom. The 49 could get down there. The 57 could go there. But that’s what ultimately won us the race. Those guys were choking down around there and we could carry speed through (Turns) three and four.”

In addition to his win at Lernerville Speedway, Donny Schatz scored a seventh-place finish at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 23, followed by a runner-up performance during Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals opener on Friday, July 24.

Although scoring a trio of top-notch outcomes, Schatz’ ‘DNF’ during the Summer Nationals finale would bump the three-time winner in 2020 back to third in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship seeking campaign with an Ohio/Indiana doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, followed by a stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Sunday. Each event will award $10,000 top prizes.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

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

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 27
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 13
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 20

 

Justin Whittall earns top-five during Selinsgrove Speedway start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (July 27, 2020) – Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports checked off another mark in the top-five column during the recent weekend, this time during action at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 25.

Forced to do things the hard way, Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Enterprise/Ground Blind Boys/No. 67 sprint car, rallied from outside of the top-ten to secure his place within the top-five, eventually climbing from 11th to finish fifth in 25 circuits.

The fifth-place outcome was Whittall’s second top-five of the 2020 season, nearly matching his third-place performance during Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness program on Saturday, June 20.

“It felt good to put together a solid night at Selinsgrove,” Justin Whittall explained. “Our Speedweek wasn’t the best, so we needed to find a way to rebound and this was a great way to do it. I can’t thank my family, my team, and of course, all of my partners enough for supporting my season and keeping me motivated. We have a lot of potential and results like these show that. We want to keep this going.”

Justin Whittall will continue his 2020 campaign with a return to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, August 1. The annual Living Legends Dream Race will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS: 2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25.

 

Michael scores top-ten during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (July 27, 2020) – A perfect momentum boost before becoming reacquainted with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael put together a stout performance over the recent weekend and ended his two-day stretch in the Buckeye State with one top-ten performance, almost two-for-two in the top-ten column before mechanical failure forced Michael to retire short of the finish on Saturday.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, kicked-off the recent weekend with a seventh-place finish during Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 24. The Plano, Texas-native secured his third-row starting position by way of heat race victory.

Well on his way to a podium outcome the following evening, Michael was battling in the third position at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 25, when suspension issues forced an early retirement; a broken torsion stop was the culprit.

With redemption in mind, Michael will work to pick up right where he left off with another visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ on Saturday evening, August 1, this time joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for a $10,000 potential. To date, the largest payday of Michael’s career is $5,000.

“We’re ready and I’m excited. We felt really, really good this weekend, so the plan is to put that momentum to work on Friday and Saturday and score some big results,” T.J. Michael said, a former FAST winner and recent Outlaw starter at Attica Raceway Park. “I think we were good enough to win on Saturday at Wayne County, we just had some bad luck to hold us back. Regardless, I’m proud of this team and I’m proud to be associated with so many great partners. It takes a lot of people to make this car go around. I want to keep this going.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with TJ Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned top-ten finish (7th) during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 24.

 

 

Rico Abreu back on top with MOWA, top-five at Knoxville

Date: Friday, July 24th Event: MOWA event at Jacksonville Speedway Series: Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (9th)

Date: Saturday, July 25th Event: Knoxville Weekly Championship Series Series: Open Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (10th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 27, 2020) - Winning has been an ongoing trend for St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu, and for the second time in 2020, Abreu found himself in Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) victory lane, this time during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, July 24.

Aided by some tough luck that fell upon the race leader, Abreu inherited the top spot at Jacksonville with just one circuit remaining, ultimately surviving a one lap dash to the finish with Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg in tow.

Abreu started ninth on the main event grid, driving on to secure his fourth Jacksonville Speedway victory in as many attempts, as well as his fifth feature win of the season.

Although not concluding his weekend with a second consecutive trip to Knoxville Raceway victory lane, Abreu made the most of his visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World and ended his evening with a fifth-place performance after starting tenth on the grid. A fourth-place finish during heat race competition secured his spot on the feature starting lineup.

With all results considered, Abreu now owns 18 top-ten finishes thus far in 2020, 15 of which were scored inside the top-five. Abreu’s five victories have been accomplished at five different venues; Lincoln (Pa.) Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, and Jacksonville Speedway.

“I can’t say enough about my team right now. Things are definitely clicking. I’m not sure we were the fastest car on Friday at Jacksonville, but sometimes being in the next best spot will work out in your favor. We were in a prime position and we took advantage of the winning opportunity presented to us,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Salty’s BBQ/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car. “We have a lot of racing on our agenda over the next few weeks. We want to do whatever we can to keep this momentum going.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have not finalized plans for the coming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert on social media for continuing updates pertaining to Rico Abreu’s racing agenda.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

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

2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 32 Total Wins: 5 Total Top-5s: 15 Total Top-10s: 18 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Marysville Win Tops Strong Weekend in California for Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to winged sprint car racing over the past 4 days after a weekend in the Midwest, Tanner Carrick picked up right where he left off as he scored another Wild Winged Wednesday night win at Marysville Raceway and backed it up with a fourth place finish at Ocean Speedway on Friday, a seventh place run at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, and a third place run at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

“Man, it was a great weekend for our team between me and Blake,” Tanner Carrick said. “I kind of had a rough trip to the Midwest, so to come home and grab a win right away was cool, and to back it up with three really good runs was awesome.’

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in third quickest at Marysville Raceway, the Lincoln, CA driver flexed a little muscle in his heat race as he surged to the win.

Finding himself on the front row of the feature event, Carrick continued his strong night as he got off to a great start in what would be a non-stop feature event. Working masterfully around the Marysville Raceway, Carrick would back up his win two weeks prior, as he picked up his second win of the year.

Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Carrick would continue to show speed aboard his machine as he timed in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials before pocketing a fourth-place finish in his heat race.

Missing out on the redraw, Carrick would line up in the ninth starting spot on a slick racing surface that had a big curb built up around it. Working around the Ocean Speedway, passing would prove to be tough at times but Carrick would make a couple of nice moves and propel himself to a seventh-place finish at the line.

Saturday night brough on the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway. With 46 cars in the pit area, the SCCT format was in play and Carrick would time in fourth fastest in his group.

Losing a little ground in his heat race, Carrick would slip back to finish third and it would place him 14th in the starting line up.

On a very slick Placerville Speedway surface, Carrick would be methodical in his march forward. Able to pick up a handful of positions, Carrick would crack the Top-10 and cap his night with a charge to seventh.

The grueling mini Speedweek would come to a close on Sunday night in Chico, CA where the track would host its first race since early March. Timing in 2nd quickest in time trials, Carrick’s second place finish would put him in the redraw where he would end up with the five pill, and in the third row of the feature event.

Continuing to march forward as he did all week long, Carrick would find himself up on the podium when the checkered flag waived as he closed out the week with another strong finish by way of his third-place run.

“We have been really strong in the sprint car all year, and I owe it to Clark and all the guys that work on this thing,” Carrick said. “I am having a blast and looking forward to getting back to Marysville on Wednesday night.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 18, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 7, Top 10’s: 13

ON TAP: Carrick will return to action on Wednesday night in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Members Provided Four Broadcasts This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2020) - Live broadcasts from four races will be showcased on RacinBoys this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access members can listen to lap-by-lap action of the famed Belleville 305 Nationals hosted by Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on Friday and Saturday. The marquee United Rebel Sprint Series event draws many of the top competitors throughout the nation.

Additionally, the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., featuring Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks will have live audio on Saturday.

The lone video broadcast of the weekend is Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where the Midwest Wingless Sprints invade the oval.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast continues on Saturday evening as well.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.; the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.; and ASCS regional competition at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., and at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

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 .

 

 

All Open Wheel Spectacle Coming to Skagit Speedway This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2020) - No fenders are allowed at Skagit Speedway this Thursday during the third round of an all open wheel version of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets will be the featured divisions during K Pro Auto Inc. Night at the Races.

With racing continuing to be spectator only in the state of Washington Skagit Speedway is offering a live video stream of the competition at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

The top six drivers in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars division are within 50 points of each other. Colton Heath leads the way with Brock Lemley only 26 points out of the top spot. Devon Borden is nine points back with Cam Smith, Eric Fisher and Jason Solwold all within 15 points of him. However, several of the drivers are planning to head to the Midwest, which will shake up the chase for the championship.

Evan Margeson captured the first two Northwest Focus Midgets events at Skagit Speedway this year before Jared Peterson won the most recent race.

The tightest championship battle at the track is in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars division. Eric Turner holds a six-point lead over Sean Johnson. Bill Rude is 19 points out of first place with Steve Parker, Kelsey Carpenter and Cory Swatzina all within 47 points of Turner.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

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Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Blake Carrick Wins the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Blake Carrick’s strong 2020 campaign continued over the weekend as the Lincoln, CA driver broke through and picked up his first career win at Placerville Speedway as he triumphed during the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night.

“To finally win at Placerville Speedway is really special, and to do it during the Forni is pretty surreal,” Carrick said. “It was a bit tricky in the feature, and we were there to capitalize on a mistake and fortunately I was able to put 25 solid laps together and score the win.”

Carrick’s weekend kicked off on Wednesday night where he would put together a good run, and actually challenge older brother, Tanner, for the lead at times. Running second much of the race, Carrick would get overtaken by Shane Golobic in the closing stages of the event as he would finish third.

Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night, the scene of his first win of 2020, Carrick would find himself in the ‘B’ main aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine. Making a late move to earn a transfer, Carrick would move into the 30-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position.

On a slick and racy Ocean Speedway surface, Carrick would keep his nose clean from the back of the pack as he put together a very impressive drive forward. On a track where passing was tricky with a huge cushion built up, Carrick carved his way into the Top-10 and capped his night with a sixth-place finish.

With two great runs in his pocket, Carrick had a lot of confidence as he checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

Going quick time in his group, Carrick would finish third in his heat race which gave him a spot inside the redraw. Lady luck was riding with Carrick on this night as the 16-year old pilot drew the one and would lead the field to green for the 25-lap Mark Forni Classic feature event.

When the race came to life, Carrick would slip back to second as Andy Gregg jumped out to the early lead. Riding the thick cushion in turns one and two, Carrick would be in striking distance when Gregg tripped the cushion on the seventh lap.

Taking over command of the race lead, Carrick would never look back as he was able to work through traffic. Tripping over the cushion himself in the race’s waning laps, Carrick would keep the lead as he went on to add his name to an impressive winner’s list of the Mark Forni Classic.

Carrick’s strong week continued on Sunday night in Chico, CA. After getting off to a bit of a slow start early in the night, Carrick would take the green flag from the 17th starting position in what was the track’s first event since early March.

Just as he charged through the field on Friday night, Carrick would put on another hard charge to close his week out. Slicing and dicing his way through traffic, Carrick capped his week off with a fifth place finish.

“Clark and these guys have really done a great job all year long, and have put some really strong cars underneath me,” Carrick said. “Really fun week, and looking forward to Wednesday night back in Marysville, CA.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in Marysville, CA on Wednesday night..

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15

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

 

 

Scelzi Scores Second Place Finish at Knoxville Raceway with KCP Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the KCP Racing No. 18, Gio Scelzi made his debut with the team over the last week and adapted quickly as he finished second on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway after making his first laps with the team on Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway.

“Tuesday night we were decent, I made a mistake in the feature that ruined our night,” Gio Scelzi said. “I thought our communication was really good, and just felt that if I got more comfortable, we could be really good but that comes with time.”

Taking on the World of Outlaws in his first appearance aboard the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed machine, Scelzi would get off to a nice start as he timed in seventh fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the 40-lap feature event, Scelzi would find himself running mid-pack until a mid-race mistake saw him get over the edge of the speedway and he opted to call it a night and head back to the trailer.

Heading to Knoxville, IA on Saturday night, Scelzi got off to a great start as he timed in second fastest amongst the 31 cars checked into the historic facility.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver transferred directly into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the outside of the second row.

Nearly one calendar year removed from his first win at the speedway, the 18-year-old wheel man turned in a nice run that saw him move into third during the race’s waning laps before a big move on the last lap saw him overtake Austin McCarl for second.

With Aaron Reutzel checked out, Scelzi would cap his first week with KCP Racing with a second-place finish.

“Saturday went great,” Scelzi added. “Every time we hit the track, Tyler Swank and I figure each other out more and more which is huge. It was really an efficient night for us, we timed in well, had a solid heat race, and we were really good in the feature. For being only my second night in the car, I am very happy with a second-place finish against a ton of good cars, and I am looking forward to the next few weekends.”

KCP Racing would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

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

ON TAP: Scelzi and KCP Racing will have a busy weekend ahead as they battle the All Star Circuit of Champions. Thursday night at Plymouth Dirt Track, Friday night at 34 Raceway, Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, and Sunday night they will take part in Husets Speedway’s re-opening.

STAY CONNECTED: You can also visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Third at 2020 Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After taking a week off from racing action at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing were back at the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night for the 15th installment of the Mark Forni Classic where Forsberg would land on the podium.

“Saturday at the Forni we took advantage of the format a little after timing in fourth quickest in our group and it set us up for a good finish in the ‘A’,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had an issue knock our right rear shock off pretty early in the ‘A’, but we were able to hang on and run third.”

With 46 cars checked into the pit area for the Forni, the SCCT format would be utilized and Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed No. x1 machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to the win, and garner a spot in the all-important redraw. Pulling the five, Forsberg would take the green flag from the inside of row three for the 25-lap feature event.

Jumping into fourth, Forsberg would run solidly in the Top-Five on the very slick surface that was in play on this night. On the eighth lap, Forsberg and a competitor would make contact as they navigated the thick cushion build up in turns one and two and it would result in a broken shock on Forsberg’s mount.

Taking over the third position, Forsberg would continue on despite the shock issue and would keep the positions as he chased after Blake Carrick and Andy Gregg.

A late run through traffic would see Forsberg feel pressure from Shane Golobic for the third position, and in a photo finish for the final spot on the podium, Forsberg would get the spot and finish his night in third.

“I knew we had something wrong after the contact, but it didn’t seem to affect us too bad,” Forsberg added. “Thanks to the guys for their hard work, and as of now I’m not sure when we will be back out in the F&F Racing car.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is unsure of their next race at time of press.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Andy Gregg Second at Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: While he has showcased some serious speed in 2020, Andy Gregg has been unable to post the results he felt his team deserved. Saturday night that was not the case, as Gregg was very strong and picked up a second-place finish at the Mark Forni Classic.

“We had a great night going and flirted with a clean sweep which would have been a first for me,” Gregg said. “We have been tweaking some things the last few weeks, and Saturday night things really came together, and we were pretty awesome.”

With 46 cars checked into the pit area for the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic, Gregg would get off to a blistering start as he timed in fastest in his group and fastest overall in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg flexed his muscle aboard the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x as he walked away with the win and found himself in the redraw.

Pulling the two, Gregg would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside young Blake Carrick. On a very slick racing surface, Gregg would thunder out front and grab the early lead.

Riding the thick cushion that built up in turns one and two, Gregg would make a slight mistake on the seventh lap that saw him trip over it and allow Blake Carrick to overtake the top spot.

Continuing to hold down the second position, Gregg would get close to Carrick on a few occasions but the opportunity to make a move on him never materialized and he capped his strong night with a second place finish.

“I have got to give a ton of cred to Bill McLaren for the awesome car all night long,” Gregg said. “Super happy for Robert, Gage, and Luke to enjoy a podium run with such a strong field of cars checked in.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Cox Battles Back to Finish 15th at Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox would overcome a mid race trip to the work area and record a 15th place finish.

“We were just a tad off in time trials, and not winning the heat put us a little deeper in the starting line up,” Cox said. “We were off to a decent start and we started to get going until a little contact got us over the ends of the cushion and I had to make a trip to the work area.”

A total of 46 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in one of the tracks’ crowned jewel events. Timing the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood in fifth fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Coming to life in the 10-lap preliminary race, Cox would make some nice moves and work his way into second. Making a run at the lead, Cox would come up short, though his second-place finish was good enough to lock him into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, Cox was forced to be very patient as he was in dense traffic from the race’s onset.

Getting up into 10th by the race’s halfway point, Cox was starting to come to life until contact two laps later sent him over the edge of the speedway and he would take a trip to the work area.

Able to make the call, Cox would restart back in 23rd and half just 12 laps to work his way back forward.

With traffic still tough to get through on the ultra-slick racing surface, Cox would get back to 15th when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

“Our results really don’t show how good our car was on Saturday,” Cox said. “Cody, and MF really do a great job and we were fast. Thanks to Cody and Mandi for supporting me, and getting the car back to the track despite having a newborn at home.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports returns to Placerville Speedway with Justyn Cox on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5.

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

 

 

Kyle Hirst and Tiner Hirst Enterprise Make 2020 Debut at Placerville Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally getting the Tiner Hirst Enterprise house car out over the weekend for the first time in 2020, Kyle Hirst would charge to a 13th place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway before finishing ninth at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday night.

“It was a good weekend, and fun to the get the Tiner Hirst Special out,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had good speed both nights, we just struggled a little bit in the slick.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Hirst timed the THE/Larry Davis Farms backed No. 94x machine in sixth fastest in his qualifying group. Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Paradise, CA driver would pocket a sixth-place finish in his heat and be forced into the 12-lap semi.

Finishing second in the ‘B’, Hirst moved into the 25-lap Mark Forni Classic feature event, where he had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 22nd starting position.

On the slick racing surface, Hirst would slowly work his way forward as he searched all around the ¼ mile bullring for grip. Getting near the Top-10 during the race’s waning laps, Hirst would close the night out with a 13th place finish.

Checking in at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night, Hirst would kick his night off by timing in ninth fastest in time trials with 39 cars checked in to do battle.

Picking up the heat race win, Hirst moved into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the second row for the 25-lap feature event. ,

When the race came to life, Hirst would settle into the fourth position as he worked around the ¼ mile, in what was the track’s first race since early March.

Slipping back to sixth at the race’s halfway point in close quarters racing action, Hirst would then make contact with another driver on the 12th lap and he would do a 360 and lose a handful of positions.

Falling back to 10th, Hirst would get back up to ninth, where he would go on to finish.

“I made a little mistake on Sunday night that cost us a Top-5,” Hirst said. “Other than that I had a fun weekend, and we will do a little homework before our next race.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, K1, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, HRP, Sway Away, FK Rod Ends, Zmax Oil, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Viking Engineering, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: THE is unsure when their next race will be at the time of press.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

David Gravel Wins $20,000 at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals

(Clinton, MO / 07.26.20) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, congratulates David Gravel for his victory Saturday night at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals hosted by The World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

David Gravel felt good that a second-place starting spot in the Feature would lead to his first Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night. His main obstacle was to steal the lead away from polesitter and 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz.

Gravel led from green to checkers at the historic half-mile Pennsylvania track, earning his seventh win at the speedway, his third win of the season and the $20,000 top prize.

“Clean air in Winged Sprint Car racing is so important,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “We’ve been struggling with the pill draw in the Dash and we finally got a good one. You wanted to start on the outside row for the Feature. My goal was to finish second. I knew if I could do that, I could get the jump on the start and control the race.”

The top lane was dominate all night with those starting on the outside pole always getting the jump on starts to take the lead. The Feature was no different with Gravel pulling ahead of Schatz for the lead before they entered Turn 1 on the initial start. With the advantage of clean air, Gravel could pull ahead of the field by a second in one lap.

Schatz was the first to try and contend with the Jason Johnson #41 car, but his fight lasted two laps. With a pop heard among the roar of the 25 410 c.i. engines, Schatz’s car appeared to be the source of the sound as he slowed to a stop on the backstretch during the second lap of the feature. The undiagnosed mechanical issue was enough to take the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 car out of the race – Schatz’s first DNF since September.

With Schatz out of the race, that moved Lance Dewease into second and reigning champion Brad Sweet into third. Four cautions – including an open red – gave Dewease four opportunities to try and challenge Gravel but each time Gravel was too strong. Dewease couldn’t stay with the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 car on the restarts and eventually feel to the clutches of Sweet.

“I knew Lance is known to slide himself in turns three and four and carry a lot of entrance speed, so I was just trying to protect on the restarts,” Gravel said. “I knew running the top I was getting a lot of momentum on exit. I just hoped I had a big enough gap and luckily it worked out.”

Sweet got by Dewease for second in the early stage of the race, but only held the position for a lap before the famed Hess Iron #69K drove its way back by Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts #49 car. From then on Sweet became a pong ball between Dewease and fourth-place Logan Schuchart. Some laps he’d close on Dewease and others he’d fad and have to fend off Schuchart.

By the end of the 30 laps, Gravel crossed the finish line with a 4.1 second lead over Dewease. Sweet held on to third to round out the podium.

“With the way the race track was tonight, we weren’t very good,” Dewease said. “I was happy with the single file starts. I got really tight after that red flag. Brad kept getting runs at me. I was just happy to finish second with the way the track was tonight.”

Schatz’s misfortune handed the points lead back to Sweet, who now has an 18-point lead over second-place Logan Schuchart – who finished fourth in the Feature. Schatz fell to third – now 26 points behind Sweet. “I saw Donny have his issues but points didn’t even cross my mind,” Sweet said. “I just kind of thought, it moved me up a spot. We just want to win.”

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 23

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 709; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 544; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 4. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 526; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 518; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 511; 7. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 506; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 478; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 438; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 402; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 393; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 382; 13. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 374; 14. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 370; 15. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 364; 16. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 17. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 359; 18. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351; 19. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 349; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 335.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fa­gundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 155; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 152; 3. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 149; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 139; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 133; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 119; 7. Jeff Wimmenauer, Green­wood, Ind., 97; 8. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 92; 9. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and Danny Clark, Plainfield, Ind., both 91.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 142; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 120; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 112; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, and Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., both 105; 6. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, and Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, both 103; 8. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, 89; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 77; 10. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., both 68.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 344; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 340; 3. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 337; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., both 325; 6. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 7. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 294; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 279; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 239; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 235.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 187; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., and Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., both 178; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 172; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 153; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 142; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 138; 8. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 137; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 118; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 242; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 4. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 6. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 7. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., both 92; 10. Stuart Snyder, Lin­coln, Neb., 77.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 290; 2. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 288; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., both 284; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 264; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 229; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 223; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 210; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 203.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 79; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 77; 3. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 72; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 71; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 70; 6. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 64; 7. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 63; 8. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 53; 9. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 52; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., and Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., both 49.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Michael Jackson, Summerville, S.C., both 95; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88.

Ohio - 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 2. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 118; 3. Austin Pow­ell, Wilmington, Ohio, 108; 4. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 99; 5. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 97; 6. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 95; 7. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 92; 8. Cam­eron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 75; 9. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73; 10. Michael Helter­bran, Cable, Ohio, 72.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 301; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 264; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 261; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Duane Baker, Chicka­sha, Okla., both 255; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 245; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 239; 8. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 188; 9. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 187; 10. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., and Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., each 181.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 518; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 438; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 382; 4. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 5. Larry McVay, Borden­town, N.J., 353; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351; 7. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., and Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., both 325; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 305; 10. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 292.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 372; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 319; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 292; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 279; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 270; 6. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 266; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 240; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 238; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 229; 10. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 227.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 290; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 250; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 241; 4. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 232; 5. Aus­tin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 221; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Matt Etzelmiller, Kel­ler, Texas, both 214; 8. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 190; 10. Russell Shoulders, Forney, Texas, 185.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 74; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 70; 5. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 69; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Bacon Rides Momentum into Indiana Sprint Week after Second Corn Belt Nationals Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 24, 2020) – Brady Bacon and Hoffman Auto Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 Sprint Car team are gaining momentum.

It is momentum they seek to carry into USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week that kicks off Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, the first of seven races over the course of nine nights throughout the Hoosier State.

Bacon enters the week of action fresh off a second consecutive Corn Belt Nationals triumph at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on July 11. It makes Bacon two-for-two in the prestigious event after posting a runner-up finish in the preliminary event the previous night.

“It was fairly hard to pass on Friday night,” Bacon said of the preliminary run as he tried to sweep the event for the second year in a row. “I had one shot at it and tried something in traffic and didn’t quite get there.”

Bacon made the most of the situation, gaining positions on Saturday.

“I passed some cars in our heat race and that was important, it put us up front for the feature,” Bacon recounts.

After earning the pole position, “The Macho Man” gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the field the entire 30-lap distance for his fifth USAC National Sprint Car win of the year and sixth overall. It was a win worth $20,000.

“We had a really good car all night on Saturday,” Bacon says. “(Justin) Grant was there with us, so we had to run a lot harder pace this time to stay up front.”

Now Bacon and the Hoffman crew are ready to run the Sprint Week gamut, an opportunity to gain ground in the series title chase as he enters the week ranked third in his pursuit of a third national title.

“We just have to be consistent and get good finishes all week and hopefully some wins,” Bacon says. “Hopefully we can gain some points along the way.”

The week kicks off with three consecutive nights at Gas City, Kokomo and Lawenceburg. Then after two idle days, the final four nights take place at Terre Haute, Putnamville, Bloomington and Haubstadt.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 37 races, 6 wins, 15 top-fives, 19 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Indiana Sprint Week:

Friday, July 24 – Gas City I-69 Speedway

Saturday, July 25 – Kokomo Speedway

Sunday, July 26 – Lawrenceburg Speedway

Wednesday, July 29 – Terre Haute Action Track

Thursday, July 30 – Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville)

Friday, July 31 – Bloomington Speedway

Saturday, August 1 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt)

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

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

 

 

MOTORSPORTS 2021 SHOW AND FIVE INDOOR RACE DATES BOOKED FOR 2021 OFF-SEASON

TRENTON, NJ July 24, 2020 . . . Dates for the 37th annual Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show and five Indoor Auto Racing Series events have been secured at four different venues for the 2020-2021 off-season. Specific event information, however, remains on pause by Len Sammons Productions until ever changing COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions become clearer for the three different states that these indoor events are held annually.

“Our hopes is that we can promote all five events, but at this point there is no way of knowing,” said Len Sammons.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2021 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 13th consecutive year on Friday January 22nd thru Sunday January 24th.

Organizers await possible social distancing requirement changes to the Motorsports show floor plan for the 220,000 square feet show before being able to commit to sales and location assignments.

The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels season finale was postponed by the COVID-19 virus a day before it was scheduled to begin in March in Syracuse, N.Y. That second annual event has now been tentative rescheduled and will kick-off the 2021 Indoor Season at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday nights November 20th and 21st.

“Much like other sports held indoors, COVID-19 restrictions remain unclear and ever changing at this point,” said Sammons.

“Obviously the most tentative event would be the first in late November in Syracuse, but we would love to host that event for all the fans and racers so eager to attend earlier this year before it was cancelled at the last minute.”

The Indoor ‘Concrete” Series featuring the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshot is scheduled to continue at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday and Saturday, January 8th and 9th for the sixth consecutive year.

The weekend after the Motorsports show the 19th annual Indoor Auto Racing Series events inside N.J.’s historical Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall are on the calendar. The NAPA Know How weekend in AC will be held January 29 and 30 in 2021.

The only LSP Indoor Series event held on a clay racing surface comes up next on the schedule. The fourth annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals featuring the 600 Micro Sprints is set to return to Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena on February 19 & 20.

The 2021 season finale would then follow back in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 12 - 13.

“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center opened last week to several small shows, but it had been closed as all the arena’s our Indoor Auto Racing Series events are held in since late March,” said Sammons.

“Our dates are secured with each venue and host hotel. Our commitment is to hold each event but at this point we cannot make any firm plans. With our first event still four months away, we feel we have plenty of time to wait during these very turmoil times.”

Further Indoor Auto Racing Series information, including advance ticket sales, for each event remains on hold until COVID-19 restrictions become clearer. Check IndoorAutoRacing.com for updates as they become available. All Indoor Series entries from the March 2020 event will roll over to the 2021 season.

Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures when they are printed can drop an email to motorsports@aarn.com with name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information will also be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.

 

 

Sanders 2nd at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard the seat of the Justin Sanders Racing No. 17 machine for the HK Classic over the weekend, Justin Sanders would put on a hard charge with the 360’s on Friday night before tallying a second-place finish with the KWS on Saturday night.

“Friday night I didn’t like the way our car felt, so we actually put a new car together for Saturday’s 410ci show,” Justin Sanders said. “Unfortunately, we endured some nose wing damage in the feature, and I think it cost us a shot at the win.”

Opening the weekend in 360ci competition, Sanders would mount quite the charge in the 30-lap feature event aboard the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation backed entry.

Taking the green flag from the 20th starting position, Sanders would be on the prowl in the feature. Carving his way through the field, Sanders would cap off quite the run as he accepted the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

Working through the night to put a new car together for Saturday’s program, Sanders was much happier with the feel of this one as he got his night off to a nice start by timing in sixth quickest, and finishing second in his heat race.

Finishing second in the Dash, Sanders would line up on the front row of the 30-lap HK Classic feature event alongside Kyle Hirst.

In a very spirited battle, Sanders would find himself in second as Hirst led early but was patient as traffic was soon a factor.

Withstanding some stoppages that gave the leaders clear track, Sanders again waited for traffic to make some moves, but contact with another car resulted in a damaged nose wing.

Once the nose wing went down, Sanders had a handful as he continued to keep pace with Hirst. Unable to get by the former series champion, Sanders capped the night off with a second-place finish.

“Thanks to everyone who supports our team, and who helped all weekend long,” Sanders said. “Looking forward to another busy weekend ahead.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Alkaline88, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Saturday at Placerville Speedway, and on Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top-10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

ABILENE SPEEDWAY IS BACK on the TEXAS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE - SATURDAY AUGUST 1st, 8pm!

Eligible TSS Drivers: Pre-entry is now open and will close Wednesday night 7/29/20! Click www.raceTSS.com to get your team pre-entered!

The Texas Sprint Series SIZZLING SUMMER SPRINT CLASSIC Heats Up Abilene Speedway – Saturday, August 1st at 8pm!

Abilene, TX (07/23/20) by DarinShort.com. After maneuvering through the hoops and hurdles of the current health crisis, Abilene Speedway officials are pleased to announce they have received the ‘green light’ from City officials and ARE able to host the Texas Sprint Series (TSS) on Saturday August 1st, with the running of the Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic.

TSS drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the Abilene event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Wednesday, July 29th.

A complete program of Abilene Speedway classes will round out the 7-division racing card. Sprint teams make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The first green flag is slated for 8pm.

Abilene Speedway is a ¼ mile dirt oval track and is located at 6825 US Highway 80W, Abilene, TX 79605. Click www.AbileneSpeedway.com for complete track details. By searching Abilene Speedway page managed by Rob and Libby Poor on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, Scp Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch
- as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and tracks this awesome series!

Please make plans to join us Saturday August 1st at 8pm for a great night of family fun, featuring the ‘Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic’ for the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series plus six exciting Abilene Speedway racing divisions!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of July 23, 2020:

SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)
FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)
FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)
SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)
FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)
SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)
FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed, date TBA)
FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway (winner Jesse Mack)
SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway (winner Chad Wilson)
FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Logan Scherb)
SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 8/1)
FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway
SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway
SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway
SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway

 

 

Parity Prevails Leading into Friday’s Driver & Fan Appreciation Night at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2020) – Through three nights of racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park thus far in 2020, the outcome has been as unpredictable as ever.

In 15 total feature events across the five championship chase divisions there has been 15 different winners. No repeat winners to be found as of yet.

At least one of those 15 will hope to break through to become the first repeat winner of the DCRP season at Friday night’s Driver & Fan Appreciation Night that is highlighted by the Back-to-Front Challenge presented by Lewis Auto Group that could result in a lucky fan pocketing an extra $10,000.

General admission to Friday’s festivities that include numerous giveaways throughout the night to both fans and drivers is just $12, although those with tickets from drivers can gain admittance for just $5.

To cap the evening off, if a selected driver can race from the 20th starting position in his feature event to take the win then a lucky fan holding the winning ticket can win $10,000.

Friday’s racing action includes a full slate of championship chase action including Hambleton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

And with the variety of winners thus far, each points race is still very much up for grabs.

Hambelton Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

One of just two drivers to finish among the top ten in each of the three feature events including a runner-up finish last Saturday night, defending track champ Luke Cranston holds a 13-point advantage over Ray Seemann with opening night winner just another three points back in third.

Feature Winners: Brett Becker 1, Taylor Velasquez 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston 415, 2. Ray Seemann 402, 3. Taylor Velasquez 399, 4. Jordan Knight 388, 5. Koby Walters 383, 6. Brian Herbert 353, 7. Kris Moore 340, 8. Tyler Knight 337, 9. Ross Essenburg 321, 10. Kohl Ricke 299.

IMCA Modifieds:

With a July 2 win among top-tens each time out, Kale Beavers holds a slim 9-point lead over Trent Gray. Gray has reeled off three consecutive top-five finishes to begin the year.

Feature Winners: Kale Beavers 1, Clay Sellard 1, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kale Beavers 414, 2. Trent Gray 405, 3. David Solberg 393, 4. Dakota Sproul 391, 5. Joel Lane 384, 6. Danny Keller 373, 7. Nick Link 268, 8. William Nusser 265, 9. Ryan Heger 254, 10. Jack Kirchoff 244.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

A mere 14 points separates the top four in Sport Mod points with Luke Stallbaumer holding the current edge by seven markers over Mike Lunow with multi-time track champ Jeff Kaup just ten points off the lead pace.

Feature Winners: Brett Berry 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Luke Stallbaumer 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Stallbaumer 413, 2. Mike Lunow 406, 3. Jeff Kaup 403, 4. Kamren Gruber 399, 5. Brian May 369, 6. Kyle Wiens 363, 7. Ryan Kirchoff 355, 8. Brendon Nordyke 350, 9. Mike Appel 345, 10. Monte Nordyke 339.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Troy Burkhart salvaged a sixth-place finish in last weekend’s Stock Car Shootout to maintain an 18-point lead over the duo of Gregg Schell and Chris Oliver who are tied for second.

Feature Winners: Troy Burkhart 1, Jeff Kaup 1, Gregg Schell 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Troy Burkhart 427, 2. (tie) Gregg Schell and Chris Oliver 409, 4. Jeff Kaup 406, 5. Marlin Hogie 389, 6. Ondre Rexford 387, 7. Anthony Finch 384, 8. Jesse Smith 348, 9. Michael Pepper 273, 10. Tyler Walker 232.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Tathan Burkhart rounds out the father-son duo of point leaders as the younger Burkhart’s lead is at an identical 18-point margin, this one over Duane Wahrman.

Feature Winners: Brady Bencken 1, Tathan Burkhart 1, Trevor Schmidt 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Tathan Burkhart 436, 2. Duane Wahrman 418, 3. Dion Priddy 391, 4. Brett Copeland 390, 5. Skeets Salazar 387, 6. Keith Carr 354, 7. Garrett Hager 274, 8. Brooke Russell 255, 9. Chad Kelley 250, 10. (tie) Brady Bencken and Trevor Schmidt 150.

Friday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

Creek County Speedway Added to POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Schedule

Belleville, IL. (07/23/2020) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League adds Creek County Speedway to the schedule for a stand-alone show on August 15, 2020. Drivers will Venture to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

With adding Creek County to the schedule for Saturday August 15, this will be POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Leagues first trip to the ¼ mile, slightly banked oval for the 2020 race season. The last time the POWRi West Midgets took on the track, Jonathan Beason out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma found victory.

Information on August 15,2020 Event:
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Drivers Meeting - 5:45pm
Hot Laps - 6:00pm
Racing Following Hot Laps

For the POWRi West Midgets season standings, previous season's champion Andrew Felker finds himself in the lead with a total of 1090 points ahead of second place, Chance Morton. Falling in the third-place position is the New Berlin, IL resident Jake Neuman. This seasons rookie, Trey Gropp continues to impress in fourth place. Kade Morton currently rounds out the POWRi West points with plenty of action yet to hit the racetrack.

Can't make it out to the track and don't want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Missouri State Fair Canceled, POWRi WAR Race Included

Belleville, IL. (07/21/2020) Unfortunately due to ongoing state restrictions and evolving public gathering limitations, the Missouri State Fair Race Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled racing on Sunday, August 23rd including the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Staying true to tradition the 2020 Missouri State Fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture education experience to Missouri 4-H and FFA members by offering a Youth Livestock Show only.

“We care deeply about the public health and safety of our fairgoers and our community. When the original decision to move forward with the Fair was made, the information and numbers were different than they are now. In collaboration with Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, it was determined that the best course of action was to work to reduce the number of individuals on the fairgrounds. Best practices for sanitation and public health will still be implemented during the youth livestock show.” noted the Missouri State Fair Board.

Moving forward POWRi highly anticipates 2021 and the return to open-wheel traditional sprint racing at the historic half-mile in Sedalia, Missouri. Previous POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League feature action would witness Korey Weyant #99, of Springfield, IL., take home the honors in 2016. More recently, Braydon Cromwell #4, from Lone Jack, MO., would wheel his way to the checkered flag first in a 2019 unsanctioned non-wing Fair feature event.

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

 

 

Mark Forni Classic Details for this Saturday July 25th

Placerville, CA…The 15th annual “Mark Forni Classic” invades Placerville Speedway this Saturday night. The Winged 360 Sprint Car main event will award $2,000-to-win/ $200-to-start thanks to the support from High Sierra Industries, Elk Grove Ford, C&H Autoparts, Pit Stop USA and Thompson’s Family of Dealerships.

Pure Crop 1 has come on board to be a presenting sponsor of the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour portion of the night.

Russell Motorsports Inc. would also like to thank an anonymous sponsor for allowing the Pure Stock division to once again compete for a normal weekly payout.

If anybody else would like to come on board to sponsor the Forni Classic simply let us know!

All the same guidelines from the previous two events continue to be in place and can be viewed at https://www.placervillespeedway.com/covid-faqs

This Saturday’s event can be seen live via pay-per-view at www.floracing.com

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES IN 2020 . . . . .

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES HEADS TO GRANDVIEW FOR DOUBLEHEADER WITH 358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 23, 2020 . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is back at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, August 4, for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters showcasing the NOS Energy USAC National Midgets in a doubleheader with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. After qualifying is completed for both divisions, the USAC Midgets will battle in a 30 lap main event paying $3,500 to the winner as the Modifieds close out the night with a $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. The 2020 event marks the second running of the Ken Brenn USAC Midget Masters, won last year by Chris Windom after a heated battle with Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney.

The Midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview, and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track to run these race cars. The winningest driver in the Midgets at Grandview is Morgantown, PA's Leigh Earnshaw, with 22 wins. Bobby Cicconi is a 20-time midget winner followed by George Ferguson Jr (17), Johnny Coy (13), and John Heydenreich with 10 victories. The past midget winners list at Grandview looks like a page out of the history books with legendary drivers like: Lenny Boyd, Hank Rogers Jr., Jimmy Maguire, Van May, Nick Fornoro, Duane Carter, Jimmy Kirk, Johnny Hubbard, Dana Carter, Midge Miller, Jan Opperman, Don Kreitz Sr., Len Duncan, Earl Halaquist, Stevie Howard, Sleepy Tripp, Ronnie Dunstan, Rich Volger and Jerry Coons just to name a few. In total, sixty-one different drivers have shared victories in the 228 feature events presented at Grandview Speedway.

This special night is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken -- who plans to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

The Tuesday, August 4 event at Grandview Speedway opens Pennsylvania Midget Speed Week -- five consecutive nights of racing, highlighting the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30-lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four-car race for the top spot. Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Lukach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler, to name a few.

The Tuesday night, August 4, Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified doubleheader will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet. Some expected USAC Midget entries in addition to Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Buddy Kofoid include Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant, and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

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 Contact Information

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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" Night

This Saturday it's Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" night at Knoxville Raceway!

Can Rico Abreu make it back-to-back race wins? Only 24 points separate 360 drivers Jamie Ball and Carson McCarl in the championship hunt! Will Matthew Stelzer break his winless streak? Find out this Saturday, July 25!

Gates open at 5:30pm for ALL guests. Hot laps begin at 6:45pm. Adult tickets are $15. Teens are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The Merriest Night of Racing All Year

Trim the tree. Hang the stockings. Get your list for Santa ready. It's "Christmas in July" time at Knoxville Raceway.

This Saturday, July 25, Santa Claus will be passing out gifts to the first 200 children (12 and under) who enter the gates starting at 5:30pm. Our sponsor, Jersey Freeze, will also be giving children sundae coupons!

As you enter the property, stroll down the "Avenue of Trees". Several businesses and organizations in town have decorated Christmas trees for the event. Vote on your favorite tree by making a donation of ANY amount, big or small, in the box next to the tree. The winning tree will be announced before the A-Mains. All money raised will go to the Knoxville Scholarship Foundation.

AND...get out your ugly Christmas sweaters or any Christmas apparel you may have. The winner of the best Christmas outfit - voted by fan applause - will win four free grandstand tickets to our Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions on August 1!

If you have questions or would like to have a tree on display, contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com

 

 

Country Builders Construction Signs On as Newest Marketing Partner for the Osky Challenges in August

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Long time car owner and sprint car supporter, Weldon Offill, and Livermore, CA based Country Builders Construction have signed on as the newest marketing partner of this coming August’s Osky Challenges at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA.

“I am extremely thankful to have Weldon Offill’s support on this race,” Terry McCarl said. “I was fortunate enough drive for Weldon early in my career, and Country Builders Construction continues to support my racing efforts personally, so it is very cool to now have them involved in both the Front Row Challenge and the Ultimate Challenge.”

Country Builders Construction is offering up an extra $1000 to the winner of each division that competes at the Osky Challenges during both nights of action.

Sunday August 9th the Ultimate Challenge takes center stage with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the POWRi WAR Non-Wing Series with the winner of each scheduled to take home $3000. However, if the winners choose to run the Country Builders Construction decal on their car, it will bump their prize money up to $4000.

Monday night, the 410’s take over and they will compete for a for a cool $10,000 top prize while the 305’s are vying for their share of the $1000 that the winner gets. The same deal is up for grabs on this night as well. Run the Country Builders Construction decal, win, and add $1000 to your check.

It doesn’t stop here however. If any of these cars continue to run the Country Builders Construction decal on their car during the three-day ‘One Time Only” event taking place at Knoxville Raceway August 13-15th, they will add $1000 on to their checks during this event as well should they win on any given night.

“Like I said I can’t thank Weldon Offill enough for this added bonus,” McCarl added. “It is pretty cool. If you are running Osky and the 410’s at Knoxville the following week, grab the Country Builders Construction decal, and run it because there’s $1000 on the line if you are able to win.”

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.


 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Podium in Illinois and Top 10 in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22, 2020) – Dominic Scelzi captured a podium finish during an efficient weekend in the Midwest.

The action started last Friday when he made his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., where Scelzi opened the Midwest Open Wheel Association event by maneuvering from sixth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Scelzi pulled the biggest number – eight – to line up on the outside of the fourth row in the A Main.

“It was the first night out in our brand new car,” he said. “I felt great from the get-go. We moved up through the heat race and made the feature redraw. I wish we would have drawn better than eighth, but that was the card we were dealt.

“We got to the top four fairly fast in the feature. Then we got by Shane (Stewart) and then by Paul (Nienhiser). I felt like we were every bit as good as Rico (Abreu). He made a good move in traffic when I got close to him and that was the end of the race.”

Scelzi’s second-place showing was his 10th top five of the season.

He then headed to Knoxville Raceway for a race on Saturday, qualifying 12 th quickest and gaining a spot in a heat race to place second. That ranked him 10th in overall points to give Scelzi the 10 th starting spot for the feature.

“We unloaded and I felt pretty good, but we had the wrong gear in for qualifying,” he said. “We didn’t turn the RPMs we needed to and that hurt our lap time. I felt really good in the heat race and in the main event we tried some stuff that didn’t work. We were really tight. The last few laps our engine overheated and we lost some speed as well.”

Scelzi salvaged a ninth-place finish, which was his 15th top 10 of the season and his best outing at Knoxville Raceway this season.

He plans to return to the half-mile oval this Saturday to compete in the 360ci sprint car division.

QUICK RESULTS –

July 17 – Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. – Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (8).

July 18 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS –

32 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

“Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars,” Scelzi said. “They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We’ve been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade.”

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

 

USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints Headline Comfort Inn Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

Warrensburg, Missouri) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) hosts Comfort Inn Race night this Saturday featuring the first-ever appearance of the recently formed USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association sprint cars. A-Mods, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks are also on tap for this weekend’s action. Street Stocks have the weekend off this Saturday.

A long-time partner of the track, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, at 609 East Russell Ave in Warrensburg, Missouri offers a 10% racer’s discount. Featuring a lowest price guarantee, guests earn Choice Privileges points on eligible stays. Amenities include smoke-free hotel, free WiFi, free hot breakfast, free coffee, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, laundry facilities, and free parking. Call (660) 429-4848 to book your stay.

Midwest Wingless Racing Association spokesperson, Raul Romero and CMS first began discussions in October of 2019 and had scheduled two separate events for the season but unfortunately the COVID-19 situation altered the CMS schedule in May and only one date remained on the schedule. There is a tight battle atop their standings heading into the CMS event with Wyatt Burks leading over Kory Schudy, Don Droud Jr., Chris Parkinson, and Wesley Smith. For more information visit facebook.com/MidwestWinglessRacingAssociation.

A-Mods, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks will compete for their weekly championship track points during the night’s action. Weekly “to win” money for classes includes $1,000-to-win A-Mods, B-Mods for $500 to win, Mod-Lites $300, and Pure Stocks $270-to-win.

 

 

CONTINUED MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S JULY 25 EVENT TO BE CANCELLED

Hartford, OH July 22, 2020 Due to the continued mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Health from the COVID-19 pandemic including no spectators being permitted throughout the state of Ohio, and with the management of Sharon Speedway choosing to abide by ODH's mandates along with directives from the Governor, there will be no racing on Saturday, July 25. As soon as restrictions are lifted, Sharon Speedway will resume the 2020 schedule of events. Stay tuned for an update next week on the status of the August 1 event.

Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

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.

 

 

CRSA Sets Sail For Penn Can Friday Night

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series kicked off their 2020 season this past Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway. When the final checkered flag waved it was Cory Sparks picking up the win over an impressive 27-car field.

The series heads to the Penn Can Speedway Friday night, July 24th for the second event of the season and the first of two scheduled visits in 2020. Please see the Penn Can Speedway website (www.penncanspeedway.net) and social media pages for more details on the nights program.

Friday evenings visit just over the New York State border will be the first for the series since May 19th, 2017. On that night Thomas Radivoy picked up the win over eventual 2017 series champion Jeff Trombley, Eddie Strada, Dalton Herrick and Geoff Quckenbush.

Prior to the 2017 event, the series visited the Penn Can Speedway on October 15th, 2016. Josh Flint picked up the feature win that day over Brian Krummel, Trombley, Scott Goodrich and Kyle Smith.

Please stay tuned to the CRSA website and social media pages for further updates on the 2020 season.

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).

 

 

Andy Gregg 13th at Placerville Speedway; Mark Forni Classic On Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg would get in one final night of action on the bullring before this weekend’s Mark Forni Classic, and event that is a staple at the speedway and a race that Gregg has previously won.

“It has been a weird year for us, and it was good to get into the feature and make some laps to prepare for this weekend’s Forni,” Gregg said. “We have been really fast, just things have continued to happen and on Saturday we had some more bad luck kind of hinder our result.”

Timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency No. 16x machine in sixth fastest in time trials, the Placerville, CA driver would overcome a heat race spin and tally a third-place finish.

Having a little luck on his side, Gregg would sneak into the redraw where the one pill put him on the pole for the 25-lap Prelude to the Forni feature event.

Following pre feature track prep, Gregg would slip back to fourth as he was a little tight on the extremely fast Placerville Speedway surface. As the track blew off after the re-work, Gregg would continue battle inside the Top-5 during the first half of the race.

On the race’s 14th lap, contact from another driver would send Gregg spinning off the speedway and he would bring out the caution and go all the way back to 19th.

Over the course of the final 10-laps, Gregg would work his way back forward a few positions and he closed his night out with a 13th place finish.

“We kind of got the raw end of a deal there around the halfway point, but still it was good to know we had a good car,” Gregg said. “Looking forward to running the Forni this weekend and hoping we can continue to be fast.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Looks Forward to Winged Weekend After Tough Mid-America Midget Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Mid-America Midget Week with the Petry Motorsports team, a week riddled with bad luck as Tanner Carrick looking forward to a weekend of winged racing in his native California.

“We just had bad luck all weekend long it seemed like,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday and Saturday, we struggled a bit, but Sunday and Tuesday we were really good, just kind of got caught up in some bad luck.”

At Jefferson County Speedway in Nebraska both Friday night and Saturday night, Carrick would open the four-race stretch up by claiming an 11th place finish aboard the Arai/K1 Race Gear/Mobil1 backed entry, before finishing 10th on Saturday night.

Heading to Kansas on Sunday night, Carrick would have a good night going at Caney Valley Speedway as he kicked the night off by timing in 10th fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would line up 10th in the feature event. Coming alive in the ‘A’, Carrick showcased a very strong car as he worked his way through the field with precision.

Getting into third, a car would get out of shape in front of him as he looked to make a move on second and with nowhere to go, he would get collected and end up finishing 17th.

Tuesday night brought the close to Mid-America Midget Week as the series checked into Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, OK.

Having engine issues in hot laps, the team was able to just get a new bullet into Carrick’s machine and narrowly make time trials where he would time in 12th quickest.

Running second in his heat race, Carrick transferred directly into the 30-lap where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position. Just as he did on Sunday night, Carrick was able to survive some early yellow’s and make his way into the Top-5 late in the feature.

Getting up into fourth, Carrick would pressure for a spot on the podium but close quarters racing action would see him get squeezed into a infield tire and cause front end damage as he slipped back to fifth.

Trying to hang on, the issues would finally give way, and Carrick’s night would come to an end with a 16th place finish.

“We had an awesome car, just no luck,” Carrick said. “Thanks to the guys for all of their hard work. Now I will head to CA and get some laps in the family sprint car this weekend.”

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-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Carrick will now head back to CA as he reunites with his family sprint car team. He will be in action on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway, possible Ocean Speedway on Friday, Placerville Speedway on Saturday, and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday.

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

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Paul Nienhiser Third at Lincoln Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with MOWA on Friday night at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, Paul Nienhiser would battle the likes of Rico Abreu and Dominic Scelzi before settling for a third-place finish.

“We put some new bars and shocks on our car for the weekend, and things went a lot better than they did our last time out,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had some good speed and came away with a good finish.”

Lining up on the inside of the second row in his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver got a great start and jumped out to the lead. Checking out, Nienhiser would take the win and garner a position in the all-important redraw.

Drawing the one, Nienhiser lined the Cam2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design No. 9x machine up on the front row alongside Rico Abreu.

Dicing it up for the race lead in the early goings of the feature event, Nienhiser would settle into second as Abreu took command of the race and began to pull away.

A couple of restarts would put the leaders nose to tail, but Abreu would continue to flex his muscle and quickly build up a gap over Nienhiser. In open track Abreu would keep his pace, but in traffic, Nienhiser was able to close the gap.

Getting up to Abreu’s rear bumper, Nienhiser would make a mistake on the cushion with just five laps to go in the race and it would allow Dominic Scelzi to overtake him for the second position.

Hanging on to the final spot on the podium, Nienhiser was pleased with how his car felt as he capped the night off with a third place finish.

“It was a reassuring night after the last couple of weeks that I have had, and I think we are back on the right track,” Nienhiser said. “We will get back after it this weekend, and see if we can continue to head the direction.”

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-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be back at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, and will possible head to Beaver Dam on Saturday night.

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

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Terry McCarl Picks Up First Win of 2020 To Cap Off Big Week of Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Terry McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team had a strong three-night stretch of racing that saw the team run second at Jackson Motorplex Friday, third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and win at Rapid City Speedway on Tuesday.

“It was a really good stretch of races for our team,” McCarl said. “We had a car good enough to win all three nights, and to finally pick one off on Tuesday felt good.”

Tuesday night, McCarl and company would check into Rapid City Speedway for as MSTS event.

Lining up seventh in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine, McCarl would have a big points race as he worked his way forward and finished fourth.

Finding himself on the pole of the feature event, the Altoona, IA driver would not be denied on this night. After leading a ton of laps on Friday and Saturday night only to finish second and third, TMAC would get the job done on Tuesday night.

Running a very strong race, McCarl would pick up his first win of the 2020 season to cap off a strong three race swing for the Destiny Motorsports team.

The weekend kicked off on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex where TMAC timed his mount in second quickest in time trials, before racing to a second place finish in his heat race.

Leading the field to green in the feature, McCarl would get off to a great start as he led the way early. With Justin Henderson giving chase, McCarl would briefly fall back to second only to make a move back around Henderson to claim the top spot and begin to open up a gap.

Getting into traffic in the race’s waning laps, Henderson would close back in on TMAC and it would set up for quite the finish. With McCarl hitting the bottom wrong in three and four with just two laps to go, it would allow Henderson to ride the momentum up top and take the lead and go on to win, as TMAC finished second on this night.

Heading to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, McCarl continued to show a lot of speed as he opened the night up by timing in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, McCarl would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Lynton Jeffrey.

Getting the jump, McCarl looked very sporty on the famed ½ mile has set a strong pace early, despite a couple of stoppages.

Enduring a broken throttle spring on the opening lap, it became more challenging for McCarl to roll the bottom as the race wore on and it allowed Brian Brown to close in on him in the latter stages of the race.

Leading all the way until lap 18, McCarl would slip back to second and on the last lap would fall to third as Rico Abreu was able to get by him.

“Saturday night was disappointing because we had such a good car,” McCarl said. “It was bittersweet, but great to end up on the podium. Overall, a really good week for our team, and looking forward to getting back to Knoxville this weekend.”

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Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, 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, 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- 31, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports will be back at Knoxville Raceway on Saturady.

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.

 

 

Bull Ring Nationals Double-Header on Tap for URSS at Rush Co. Speedway

The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series will head to “The Bullring” of Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kansas for the Bull Ring Nationals on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. The preparation and awesome racing provided by the Rush County Speedway crew is one of the favorites for United Rebel Sprint Series drivers and fans. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens was crowned the 2019 Bull Ring Nationals champion.

The Bull Ring Nationals will pay $700 to the winner on Saturday night, and $1000 will be on the line for the top spot on Sunday. With the United Rebel Sprint Series Sprint Cars will be Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and the KAR Antiques. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30PM both nights with racing slated to begin at 7PM.

Out of eleven races this year, there have been nine different drivers victorious with the United Rebel Sprint Series, including Zach Blurton with three, Kyler Johnson, Jed Werner, Koby Walters, Brett Becker, Jake Bubak, Ty Williams, Jason Martin, and Taylor Velasquez all with one each.

Ty Williams remains the points leader by fourteen points over JD Johnson. Kyler Johnson has edged ahead of Zach Blurton for third, and Taylor Velasquez has moved up to round out the top-five in points standings with the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Wednesday, July 22

Big news today from the WA Government

· Perth Motorplex will reopen in August for track hire and in October for the drag racing and speedway season following a five-month closure due to COVID-19

· Current venue operator VenuesWest is planning to transition to a new venue operator later in this financial year

· Planning for the 2020-21 motorsports season is underway

The roar of dragsters and speedway cars will once again be heard at Perth Motorplex come October.

COVID-19 caused an early end to the 2019-20 season followed by a complete venue closure over the winter months.

VenuesWest will now finalise the process to secure a suitable venue operator. It is planned for a new operator to take over part way through the 2020-21 season.

The season will be prepared under current COVID-19 restrictions, with the flexibility to adapt closer to the commencement of the season should restrictions change.

An extensive transition plan will be implemented to ensure a smooth handover to the new operator, so motorsports competitors and fans can be assured that the return to racing will be as seamless as possible.

Perth Motorplex achieved great results across drag racing, speedway, burnouts and special events last season and VenuesWest, looks forward to building on that success in the coming season.

“I look forward to another successful year of racing and events at WA’s best motorsports facility," said Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray.

“The appointment of a new venue operator for Perth Motorplex will give long term assurance to the motorsports community.

“VenuesWest and its staff should be congratulated for their interim management of Perth Motorplex through the process to secure a long-term venue operator and I look forward to that announcement in due course.”

 

 

Walter aims to regroup after tough Plymouth IRA outing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 22, 2020 – Josh Walter and members of the Plymouth, Wis.-based Torque Racing team hoped some local knowledge and past success would be just what the doctor ordered as they joined the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 18.

Walter was among a total of 23 IRA 410 Sprint Car teams to check in for the all-Sprint Car event, which was held in conjunction with the Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Series and IRA Lightning Sprints.

Competing at his hometown track, the night got off to a rocky start for Walter as he drifted high in turn two and made contact with the backstretch wall on his first of two qualifying laps. The 15th-year driver recovered on the second qualifying circuit to record a lap of 13.118 seconds, which was good for 20th in the 23-car field.

“We had another awful night,” Walter said. “The car was a bit bent after the incidents we had at our previous race at 141 Speedway on July 5th. We tried something to compensate set-up wise and the car was just too tight in qualifying.”

Walter lined up seventh in the second IRA heat race and held his position throughout the 10-lap event.

“We were able to make some more adjustments to get the car to get around the track better in the heat race,” Walter.

In the 30-lap IRA A main, Josh rolled off 20th and quickly moved up to the high groove to advance to 18th on lap 3. The first yellow flag appeared on lap 17 when IRA rookie Jack Routson spun in turn two.

On the restart, Walter moved up two more spots to 15th and continued to work his way gradually through the field when Routson spun again in turn four on lap 20.

As the yellow was displayed, Walter caught the cushion and spun to stop in turn two. The incident was enough to end Walter’s night as he was credited with a 20th-place finish in a race won by Bill Balog.

“For feature time, we were able to adjust the car further to compensate for the bent chassis,” Walter said. “We were making gains until a caution came out and I needed to lift for the yellow when I was running the cushion.

“Right as I lifted for the yellow, my right rear tire dug into the cushion and threw the car toward the wall, ending our night,” he said.

After the tough outing at Plymouth, Walter and the Torque Racing team will be taking some time to regroup and secure a new chassis before scheduling a return to the track.

“We plan to get a new chassis and get back on the track yet this summer,” Walter said. “We will be going through every component of the car with a fine tooth comb and checking that there are no engine or driveline issues before we get back out. We will be sure to let everyone know through our Torque Racing social media pages on Facebook and Twitter as soon as we know when and where we plan to return.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2020 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Services, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2020 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us

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2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule To Be Announced

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 4 IRA events – 2 A-Main Victories – 0 B-Main Victories – 0 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

WINGLESS SUPER SPORTSMAN, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN IN TRIPLEHEADER SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 21, 2020 . . . Ten time NASCAR track Modified champion Craig Von Dohren is working toward an 11th title as he sits on top of the T.P.Trailers Modified point standings with 1058 points. In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, a past champion, is leading the standings with 857 points. Both divisions of racing are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series that encompasses tracks from across the nation.

Close behind Von Dohren, one feature win to his credit, is Doug Manmiller who has 1049 counters to his credit. Duane Howard, a six time Modified kingpin and defending champion, is third with 1016 points. Jared Umbenhauer, a three time Sportsman champ, holds on to fourth with 1010 points followed by Ryan Grim with 837 points.

Close behind Hirthler in the Sportsman chase is Jack Butler with 817 tallies. Third is Brad Arnold having earned 795 points. Chris Esposito holds on to fourth at 740 counters followed by Mark Kemmerer who has earned 737 points.

There have been 44 Modified racers and 45 Sportsman talents earn points so far this season.

Wingless Super Sportsman racers will be the attraction along with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman when Grandview Speedway offers fans an exciting tripleheader show on Saturday, July 25th. And there is no increase in admission with adults paying just $15 and all under 12 being admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and pits open at 4 p.m. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

The Low Down & Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Modified racer Louden Reimert and Wingless Super Sportsman drivers Steve Wilburn and Rohan Beasley. It all gets started in the front gate area at 5 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying at home.

Coming up on Saturday, August 1st is the 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial dedicated to the man who had the idea and then created the one-third-mile, clay banked speedway that has become one of the most successful weekly short tracks in the nation. Modifieds will be racing for $10,000 to win. Sportsman will be the second part of the doubleheader. Adult admission is $25, youngster 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and those under 6 are admitted free.

Long time fan Jim Gilmore has posted $200 for the leader of Lap 7 in the Rogers Memorial in the name of the late Charley Gilmore who was a standout racer at Grandview for many years.

For additional information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Setters Heading to Electric City Speedway Riding Winning Streak Before Trip to Big Sky Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho (July 21, 2020) - James Setters is looking to keep his winning streak alive as he ventures to Montana this weekend.

Setters has captured each of the first three Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series races this season - all at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls. The bullring hosts Round 4 on Friday.

"Hopefully we keep doing the same thing," he said. "We're learning a lot about the Slade shocks and we're getting better at the setups. It gives me tons of confidence and it helps me out in our family car as well."

Setters' winning streak is technically six dating back to last year. He has led the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to a clean sweep during the last two programs, winning both the heat race and the main event.

Setters will also make his season debut in his family owned 360ci sprint car on Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region.

"It's a different car and a different track," he said. "I haven't raced there much, but I really like that track."

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 3 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Fights Mechanical Problems for Podium at Spirit Auto Center Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (July 21, 2020) - Joey Amantea landed on the podium during his first visit of the season to Spirit Auto Center Speedway last Friday when he finished third in wingless micro sprint competition.

The result was the best outing of a three-race week that also saw Amantea place 10th in wingless micro sprint action on Wednesday at Action Track USA and end in the B Main at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night in a 360ci sprint car.

"We continued to deal with motor issues and that made the week extremely frustrating," he said. "To salvage a podium finish was really a nice feeling because it was shaping up to be a bad week."

Amantea kicked off the week on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., where he advanced one position in a heat race to finish fourth and earn the 10th starting spot in the feature. He was running as high as second before a caution negated several passes and placed him in sixth. After the restart, contact with another driver caused his car to lose power steering and he nursed the car home to a 10th-place finish.

"We lost a bunch of coolant in the feature and the motor wasn't running well," he said. "We found out after the race that we had a blown head gasket so I'd say I was lucky to even hold on for 10th."

On Friday the team headed to Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., where Amantea advanced one position in a heat race to finish second. He started the feature from the 11th position and within four laps he was running in fourth. A few laps later he made a move for first and hopped the right-rear tire of the leader, which caused him to fall backwards. Amantea rallied to advance back through the field to third, where he finished as he dealt with late-race overheating problems.

"We were still struggling with motor issues, but the car almost acted as if there wasn't an issue at all," he said. "We were running all over the track and were in position to maybe steal a win before I jumped the leader's right rear. Luckily, we kept our spot and got a top three."

Amantea finished off the weekend on Saturday as he jumped behind the wheel of the Burke Racing No. 54 360ci sprint car to compete with the United Racing Club at Grandview Speedway. He finished eighth in a heat race and 11 th in the B Main.

"It was another learning experience and I'm glad to put Grandview in the rearview," he said. "We were not great in the heat race and I screwed up in the B Main. It was just a night I'd like to forget."

Next up for Amantea will be a four-race week consisting of wingless micro sprint races at Action Track USA on Wednesday; at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on Friday; at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday; and at Spirit Auto Center Speedway on Sunday.

"It seems like we've been dealing with nothing but misfortune and bad luck here lately," he said. "So a four-race week is just what the doctor ordered and hopefully we can finish it out with win No. 2 on the year and some good runs."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. (wingless micro) - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 10 (10).

June 17 - Sprit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J (wingless micro) - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (11).

June 18 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (6).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa.; Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.; and Sunday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Battles for ASCS National Tour Podium Before Flat Tire at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Garet Williamson ran into misfortune last Friday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was in action at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo.

Williamson placed second in his heat race and had one of the fastest cars on the track in the feature. Unfortunately, luck wasn't on his side.

Williamson charged from seventh to third and was making up ground on leaders Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Blake Hahn before a red flag. After the stoppage, the bleeder in a tire stuck and Williamson suffered a flat tire that dropped him to an 18th-place finish.

"It's super frustrating, but at the same time you got the car there," he said. "It's a plus and a minus. You have to take it with a grain of salt that you were there and things like that are going to happen.

"You have to learn from that, clear your head and go do it again. One of the biggest things about racing on the road is that you've got to have a clear head. If you are thinking about the last race, you're never going to be successful. Going into the next race with an open mind is half the battle."

Williamson took a positive attitude into Saturday's weekly 360ci sprint car program at Knoxville Raceway. Qualifying was the undoing of the Bryant Paver Motorsports team and buried Williamson for the remainder of the night, which ended in the B Main.

"Qualifying is huge there and it's one of the biggest things we struggle with because we don't qualify much," he said. "It's a whole different animal in itself. You've got to get as many laps there as you can, watch the track and watch other guys qualifying to see what the track looks like when they go out and where they run."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is off until the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, which takes place Aug. 6-8. Until then, Williamson plans to visit Knoxville Raceway weekly to turn laps and gain experience for one of the top 360 races in the country.

"We are going there to learn so it's not like we are chasing points," he said. "We are going there to learn and get ready for the Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 18 (7).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race 7 (9); B Main: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

West Jr. Heading to I-30 Speedway This Saturday After Strong Start to Rookie Season

Inside Line Promotions - ATOKA, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) - It hasn't taken long for Jeffrey West Jr. to adapt to 360ci winged sprint cars.

West Jr. spent a dozen years racing karts before climbing into the 305ci sprint car ranks in 2018. He transitioned to 360s this season and only four races into his rookie campaign has already captured attention.

"That first race of the season was at the Greg Hodnett Memorial (hosted by Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.)," he said. "I was able to win the heat race. I started fifth in the A Main and was able to get to fourth within the first lap or two. I rode there for 10 or 11 laps. We had a midway caution. A few laps after restarting we got into traffic and I was able to take the lead. With four laps to go a red flag came out. After we fired back up the motor started sputtering and we ran out of fuel on the restart.

"Going into that race if you told me I'd be leading or in contention to win I'd have said you're crazy. I was going out there to get experience. That's what this whole year is about. I was able to adjust to it fast. I can't complain about much."

Although he didn't get the ultimate result he wanted - West Jr. finished a career-best seventh - the 18-year-old who graduated from high school in May surprised people with how quickly he was a contender. West Jr. has made four starts this season and he nearly added a second top 10 during his most recent start when he won a heat race and placed 11th in the feature during his second career start with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's changed the outlook of the season in a way," he said. "At first we were looking to make shows. Now we're talking about competing for wins. It steps the intensity level up.

"I feel a lot more comfortable in a 360 having that much more power. The car drives a lot different. The 360 is more free. It drives how I envision a sprint car should drive."

West Jr. anticipates he will compete in approximately two dozen races this season, focusing mostly on regional competition with the ASCS Mid-South Region and USCS Series. His next race is this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc.

Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc., specializes in safety products and various supplies for multiple industries such as pipeline, construction and public safety. Mainline is a small-town business that focuses on building relationships in order to meet the unique needs of its customers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Mainline-Safety-Supply-Inc-102055734677600/ .

"They deliver all kinds of warehouse equipment to companies that need it," West Jr. said. "They'll do sanitizing stuff and protective equipment. They are a new company that started this year and we're grateful to have their support."

West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Scores Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Alex Hill captured her career-best result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Friday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

"The guys gave me a fast car all night," said Hill, who finished ninth after starting 15th. "It was really good on the bottom of the track. It was especially nice to get my best ASCS finish on the type of track where I don't usually do so well."

Hill's night began with a draw that placed her fourth in her heat race starting grid.

"We were pretty quick in our heat race," she said. "I was able to challenge the guy in third, but I couldn't quite make the pass and finished right behind him in fourth."

Multiple restarts and a car that worked well running the lower groove aided Hill's advancement in the night's main event.

"There were quite a few restarts and I was able to make a lot of my passes then," she said. "There weren't very many others who were running the bottom so that helped. The car was especially good off the exits in turns two and four."

A visit to Knoxville Raceway the following night began well for Hill. With a field of 46 cars on hand, time trials were split into two groups and she timed in 11th quickest in her group before finishing second in her heat race after starting on the pole.

"Qualifying went pretty good, but I think I could've had a quicker time if I ran both laps on the bottom instead of running one on the top groove," she said. "The motor stumbled at the start of the heat race. I think I would have won it if that didn't happen. I stayed with the leader and got close to him a couple of times, but couldn't make the pass."

Her second-place heat race finish placed her in the 19th starting position for the A Main.

"The feature didn't go quite as well," she said after ending 23 rd. "I had a good car, but I had trouble hitting the bottom in the first part of the race. I eventually got into a rhythm and closed in on the cars in front of me, but it was too late in the race to do much. I need to work on hitting my marks early in the race."

Up next for Hill will be a first-time visit to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday for a Midwest Sprint Touring Series show followed by a return trip to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborne, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (15).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (19).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fisher Racing Engines

Fisher Racing Engines is a long-time noted builder and supplier of racing engines, particularly for some of the top sprint car teams in the country. Fisher Racing Engines is located in Plain City, Ohio. Visit Fisher Racing Engines on Facebook or call (614) 873-7062 for more information.

"Fisher engines are fast," Hill said. "We like their power and reliability. They're the only engines we and our teammate, Sam, run now. Charlie and his son are great people."

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

 

 

Bogucki Caps Weekend With Top-10 Performance at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Scott Bogucki enjoyed another efficient night at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The SawBlade.com sponsored competitor set quick time, rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race and finished seventh in the main event for his eighth top-10 outing of the season.

"The thing runs amazing," he said. "I was really happy with seventh because we're showing constant consistency there, which is one of the things I've struggled with there. For a lot of the race I could see (Brian) Brown and the others. I was running sixth for a while and racing with Clint Garner for fifth. It's the best car I've ever had there. It's good for the confidence."

It was a needed result after a frustrating night on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competed. Bogucki was leading his heat race when a mechanical problem derailed the remainder of his night.

"It was extremely frustrating," he said. "It's just the way it fell. We were in the fourth heat and then the B Feature was up. We were close, but ran out of time to get it swapped."

Bogucki was unable to get the engine changed and start a B Main, losing valuable points in the season standings. He now ranks seventh.

The ASCS National Tour is off for three weeks, which will allow Bogucki to focus on his program at Knoxville Raceway. He will return to the half-mile oval this Saturday.

"There's a couple of little things I want change like when I get in dirty air," he said. "I've been looking into it to try to fix that. We'll spend the next couple of weeks doing that and hopefully we can have a 360 Nationals showing like we've been having recently."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (-).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Starks Pleased With Speed Before Crash Ends Night Early at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Trey Starks continued to showcase speed last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified 10th quickest and placed third in a heat race to garner the eighth starting position for the A Main.

"We felt really good," he said. "We were fast right out of the gate. We were decent in qualifying. We had a ton of speed in hot laps so we thought it should have translated a little better in qualifying, but we weren't far off. Then we were competitive in the heat race."

Unfortunately, an opening-lap crash resulted in a DNF and a damaged sprint car.

"A car got crossed up in front of us," Starks said. "We pulled down to the inside of him. He was on the cushion and may have got over the cushion, turned hard left across the track and made contact with our right front. It spun us around and we waited for people to pile into us. We got hit real hard in the front end."

The team is transitioning to a back-up car in order to get Starks behind the wheel Saturday during the next event at Knoxville Raceway. He enters the night ranked ninth in the championship standings.

First, Starks will pilot his family owned sprint car this Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"It'll be nice to get back to Skagit," he said. "We were fast the last time we were there. I'm looking forward to running around home because you don't really know these days when you'll get to race next."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (8).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO has become a world leader in transportation and a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles and personal transportation vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.ezgo.txtsv.com.

"E-Z-GO has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Maneuvers From 22nd to 15th During All Star Event at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 21, 2020) - A 15 th-place run last Saturday was the top moment of the weekend for Greg Wilson, who invaded Central Pennsylvania for a three-race spectacle with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"Pennsylvania is as tough as it gets," he said. "Williams Grove, I love going there, but it doesn't fit anything that I do correctly. It's probably one of the few places where it's hard to go there and be good. Port Royal was pretty decent the first night, but it was frustrating the second night. We have really good speed as the night goes on, but we're just missing in the beginning."

The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where a high qualifying result put Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team in too big of a hole to climb out of at the half-mile oval.

"Knowing there'd be good cars there and we don't normally time in good or race good, I thought I'm going to try a bunch of stuff," he said. "Hopefully we'll learn something and I'll get more comfortable. Sometimes it just doesn't work. That's kind of what happened. I made a plan and stuck to the plan. We changed everything we wanted to throughout the night, but it didn't make me anymore comfortable. Whenever we hit the gas we spun the tires."

The best night was Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, where Wilson qualified 24th quickest overall and fourth in his group to catch the heat race inversion. He then placed third in a heat race before finishing second in the B Main to lock into the 22nd starting position for the A Main.

"After Friday we changed and went back to what we're doing to have some success passing race cars," he said. "It worked so that was good. In the feature, in hindsight, we should have just dumped fuel in it and let it go instead of trying to make it better. We tightened up just a little more and dumped fuel in. The combination of the two wasn't the right thing to do. We still were okay, but I wish we would have left it alone."

Wilson's rally from 22nd to 15th was the fourth-most positions gained.

He returned to Port Royal Speedway on Sunday. Unfortunately, qualifying toward the back of the field made it tough to overcome even though Wilson moved forward in both his heat race and the C Main.

"We were in trouble after qualifying," he said. "With that format you have to go pass a bunch of cars in the heat race or else you're in the back of the C Main. At that point you want to take care of our equipment and make sure you don't wreck."

Wilson's racing plan is up in the air this weekend, but he has a Hercules Tires dealership visit on Thursday at Bessinger's Automotive Tire Pros in Pacific, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 38; Heat race: 10 (10); B Main: 15 (19).

July 18 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (22).

July 19 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 44; Heat race: 10 (11); C Main: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Bessinger's Automotive Tire Pros in Pacific, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Venturing to Pennsylvania for Four Races in Five Days

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (July 21, 2020) - Four World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in Pennsylvania are on this week's schedule for Jason Sides.

The action begins on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown hosts the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene on Thursday before Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg welcomes the Outlaws for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"We've had a little bit of success at these tracks, but it can be pretty tough to just make the show when you're racing in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "This will be our first time racing there this year and there's a lot of talented drivers out there. Hopefully we can get qualified well and start on the front row of a heat race."

Sides only raced one time last week - a week ago Tuesday - at Attica Raceway Park during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic.

"The last few years we haven't ran as well at Attica," he said. "It's tough and so is the field of drivers so our main goal is to make the show. We were able to do that and move forward a bit."

Sides qualified 12th quickest in his group and placed sixth in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. A third-place run garnered a transfer into the back of the main event and Sides picked up four spots in the feature to finish 19th.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (23).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 5 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup; Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene; and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Garners Two Top Fives During Double Duty at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Brian Brown earned two top-five finishes last Saturday when he competed in two sprint car divisions at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

"I've said it a hundred times, double duty is about Chad, Nate and dad doing all the extra work, especially with the temperature being almost 100 degrees," Brown said. "It was a pretty good night for us.

"We went second quick and won our heat race from sixth. We started fourth in the feature and had a really good battle to try to wrestle the lead from Terry (McCarl). We were able to do it with two or three laps to go, but I let Rico (Abreu) slip by on the last lap. I didn't protect the bottom when I should have. I was disappointed in myself. Coming off turn two I was going to run the same lane I'd been running, kind of a diamond move. When I got to the center of turn two my car didn't cut the way it had been so I had to let it drift. If I make that move and it cuts then I probably win, but I didn't. If I just protect the bottom, because I hit it five or six times during the race, maybe Rico couldn't get a run. Rico's last lap was half a second quicker than he'd been running. He ran it is as hard as he needed to and it stuck. It was real similar to a couple weeks ago when I almost passed Justin (Henderson) on the last lap."

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (6).

"It's important in the coming weeks to getting qualified well," Brown said. "We did that and moved forward in the heat race. We got into fourth in the feature and I was able to get by Carson (McCarl) for third, but couldn't make it stick. They broke the 20-lap record. It was tough to make any hay as the race went green to checkered. The top 10 guys there are fast anywhere they go. They have to make mistakes or the track would have to get slicker in that scenario to make any moves. Neither of those happened so we ran fourth."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"We try to look at something every single week to get better or try something," Brown said. "That's what we did last weekend. It's hard when you're doing double duty to put a focus on a specific car. You're trying to get them both out there when you get called to staging. The next two weeks will be concentrating on the 410 to make sure we're as good as we're going to be when the big race happens next month. I feel like we're close and getting better. We're right on the cusp."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"They maintain the landscaping at our shop and my house," Brown said. "They do the little things that give us the extra time to work on the race car. I recommend anyone looking for lawn and landscaping in mid-Missouri to give them a call."

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

 

 

Henderson Leads Sandvig Racing to 11th-Place Finish After Scoring Two 360 Wins

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Justin Henderson rebounded from mechanical woes in a heat race for the second consecutive week to pilot the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 to an 11th-place finish on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

The win came on the heels of two straight 360ci sprint car wins for Henderson at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday and earlier in the night at Knoxville Raceway. It banked Henderson an extra $3,000 bonus courtesy of team sponsor GRP Motorsports for the weekend sweep.

"Every time I hit the track in both cars we were really fast and I knew we'd be in contention from the first hot-lap session," he said. "Both cars are essentially sister cars, so to know we have speed in the 360 is a great feeling because we're learning and applying it to Mike's car as well."

Henderson began Saturday night in the Sandvig machine in time trial action by laying down a fastest lap of 17.763 seconds, which was good enough for seventh overall out of 24 cars in attendance. He then started fourth in a heat race, but a mechanical problem caused him to drop out early and finish eighth.

"We laid down a great lap in time trials and we were running along really nice in the heat race and the car jumped out of gear again," said Henderson, who dealt with a similar problem last weekend. "It was frustrating as we had positioned ourselves for a good starting spot and then the next thing you know you're in the hole again."

The team change shifter cables for the feature and Henderson lined up 16 th on the starting grid. Beaming with confidence following his win in the 360ci car, Henderson worked his way forward five positions to finish 11th.

"We were able to pass cars, which is reassuring and tells me we are good, but overall it was frustrating coming off the 360 win," he said. "I made a slight adjustment to my 360 that really paid off so I did the same thing to Mike's car and we were actually pretty good.

"Passing cars is nice and it was a good thing to salvage a decent outing, but I'd rather be starting further up and passing cars to contend for a win and not have to come through the whole field. It's just kind of bittersweet honestly, but those things happen."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be another weekly show at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. He enters the weekend seventh in the track standings, trailing sixth place by only 71 points.

"We've had two straight weeks where mechanical issues cost us good starting spots and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to right the ship a bit and get back on track," Henderson said. "We know we have good race cars and we know we have speed. I think we learned some things in the 360 that we can keep applying to Mike's car and I have no doubt we'll be in contention this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 8 (4); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rider Racing Engines

Rider Racing Engines has been building high performance engines in Central Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. No matter whether you're racing a street stock or a World of Outlaws sprint car, Rider Racing Engines can put you in Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.RiderRacingEngines.com .

"We can't do this without great partners and they certainly make us fast night in and night out," Henderson said. "I always feel reassured knowing we have Rider power under the hood and I'm thankful for their help."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Schuett Captures Season-Best Seventh-Place Finish at Macon Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MACON, Ill. (July 21, 2020) - Kyle Schuett highlighted last weekend with a season-best outing during a Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Macon Speedway on Saturday night.

"Our night at Macon started well," he said. "We started on the pole for our heat race. We led the entire race and won by about the length of the straightaway."

The feature redraw, which encompassed the top eight in heat race points, didn't go quite as well for Schuett as he drew the eighth starting spot.

"The starting position in the feature was important since the track took rubber around Lap 4," he said. "We ran seventh and had a couple of opportunities to pass cars, but couldn't quite complete them. Macon is a little fifth-mile track, so we didn't feel too bad about finishing seventh and bringing the car home in one piece."

His seventh-place result was his best of the season.

Friday night's pill draw for starting position in the heat race at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., didn't go as well for Schuett. He started last - seventh - in his heat race.

"It took me too long to get around the cars I needed to pass," he said. "By the time I got to fifth there were only two or three laps left and I wasn't able to make a challenge for fourth."

Schuett's fifth-place run earned enough points to garner one of the 16 lock-in positions into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the eighth row.

"I was able to move up a couple of spots before I spun out," he said. "Then I restarted at the back and was in contention to gain more positions until the leader put me a lap down. My car could only run the top, but I moved to the bottom to get out of the way as a sign of respect. I couldn't get ahold of the race track enough to be competitive so I eventually pulled off to save our equipment.

"It was disappointing. If I wouldn't have spun, we probably could've finished in the top 10. It was a driver error, but that happens in racing. We'll be ready to go this weekend and we learned a lot from the changes we made Saturday night. We have some suspension changes in mind to make our car better as well."

Up next for Schuett are races at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Saturday.

"We're excited to go to Jacksonville," he said. "We haven't been there this year, but we had success at the track last year. Plus, we learned quite a bit this past weekend and we're looking forward to using that at Jacksonville during the MOWA Series event.

"We're also looking forward to returning to Beaver Dam. We raced there twice this year with the World of Outlaws and we're excited to see how we'll do with the IRA Sprint Car Series."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 18 (15).

July 18 - Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allstar Performance

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"We appreciate the excellent customer support and timely shipping on all of the high-quality parts we receive from Allstar Performance," Schuett said.

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA HEADING TO INDIANA SPRINT WEEK

(Chino, CA, July 20, 2020) With his racing in California pretty much on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, Chino Hills, California sprint car racer has had enough! The young driver is heading east to contest the annual “Indiana Sprint Week” where he will face off against the best traditional sprint cars and drivers in the nation on seven different tracks he has never raced on before.
 

Tafoya, who turned 23-earlier this month, raised racing insider’s eyebrows two years ago when he debuted in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Series. Coming in with only kart and motocross experience, he impressed the masses when he dominated the class and won the series championship.

A highly competitive person, the second-generation sprint car driver, whose father Eddie Sr. won The PAS Senior Sprint Car title in 2016, was not content to rest on his laurels and race in the Young Guns two years in a row. Instead, he jumped to the USAC/CRA Sprint Car and the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series’ in 2019. The USAC/CRA Series is considered to be the toughest 410 traditional sprint car group west of the Mississippi. How did he fare? He won the Rookie of the Year title in both series.

Vaulting into those two series also meant he would tangle with the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series when they came west last November for the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway and the Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway. Tafoya gave a good account of himself at both. Especially at the Oval Nationals when he qualified sixth fastest in the Saturday portion of the three-day show. In addition to that qualifying effort, he made two of the three main events that matches the best drivers in the Midwest against the best from out west. One week later against the same group of bigtime stars, he qualified for the main event at the season-ending Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway.

“We have had to deal with all of the COVID stuff,” the young racer said when asked why the team was making the trek to the Midwest for his first foray in Indiana. “Me and my dad’s whole lives revolve around racing, so we have been chomping at the bit to get some driving in. Nothing is going on around here so we thought we would head back there and get some experience and try to run with all of the big guys. To me, it actually helps a lot running with those guys. That is the speed and intensity I want to be at. Going back there will really show what I can do. Hopefully, I can get up to speed quick. At the end of the season (2019) at the Oval Nationals, we qualified sixth (on Saturday). This year we have a whole new chassis package with DRC, and we started on the pole of the first race of the year.”

Indiana Sprint Week will test the skills of Tafoya and his crew as they attack seven races on seven different tracks. Those seven races will be crammed into nine nights. To start, the grueling series will kick off July 24th and run three straight nights. After two evenings off for rest and repair, racing will commence again on July 29th for four straight nights of action. The series will conclude on August 1st.

Gas City I69 Speedway will kick things off on July 24th. The following night will see the series take on “Indiana’s Baddest Bull Ring,” the Kokomo Speedway. The first portion of the series will close on July 26th on Lawrenceburg Speedway’s high banks. Tafoya and the team will then get a couple nights off the track to get ready for the final four races beginning at the Terre Haute Action Track on July 29th. Lincoln Park Speedway will be the place for the action on the 30th. The final two nights will be at Bloomington Speedway on July 31st and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on August 1st.

The thought of racing at those tracks for the first time has not fazed Tafoya. While it will be a learn as you go in the cockpit, the team will have some valuable help when it comes to setups.

“Driving wise yeah, but setup wise we have friends back there who race and they are going to help us out,” Tafoya answered when asked if it will be a seat of the pants deal when he gets onto the tracks the initial times. “And DRC is based out of Indy. So, we will have some good information. We will see what we can do with it.”

Fans can meet Tafoya at the Indiana races to get autographs and purchase one of his 2020 team shirts.

Fans who cannot get away to watch Tafoya live, can see all the races on the Flo Racing website. For details, please click on the following link. https://www.floracing.com/

Indiana Sprint Week Track Directory

Gas City I69 Speedway – 5871 East, 500 South, Gas City, IN 46933 – (765) 677-RACE - http://www.gascityi69speedway.com/

Kokomo Speedway – 2455 N. Davis Road, Kokomo, IN 46901 – (765) 459-3877 - http://www.kokomospeedway.net/

Lawrenceburg Speedway – 351 East Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 – (812) 539-4700 - https://www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com/

Terre Haute Action Track – 3901 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802 – (217) 764-3200 - https://terrehauteactiontrack.net/

Lincoln Park Speedway – 1051 W. US Hwy 40, Greencastle, IN 46135 – (765) 653-3485 - https://www.lincolnparkspeedway.com/

Bloomington Speedway – 5186 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 824-7400 - https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSpeedway/

Tri State Speedway – 9981 South U.S. Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN 47639 – (812) 768-5995 - https://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

The COVID crisis has basically kept Tafoya off the track in 2020. Nearly seven months into the year, he has only been to a pair of races. His first ever effort in a Midget came at the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma last January. His only outings in a sprint car in 2020 came at the “Spring Showcase” at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park in early March where he finished 10th and 12th in the two main events.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2020 racing effort. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, Sprint Car Driving Experience, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines and Benic Enterprises.

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

 

 

Canales Racing sets sights on the Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 21, 2020…After competing in Watsonville this past weekend the Canales Racing team will now gear up to take on the 15th annual “Mark Forni Classic” at the Placerville Speedway this Saturday night.

Thus far in the early season Canales Racing has performed extremely well on the high-banked red clay quarter mile and will hope to do the same at this Saturday’s Forni Classic. Driver Colby Copeland started off the Placerville Speedway season by earning three consecutive runner up finishes, before picking up a victory on Independence Day. Both Copeland and Trent Canales will be in action this Saturday at the prestigious event.

“We’ve had a great start to the season in Placerville and certainly hope to carry that momentum into the Forni on Saturday,” commented Copeland. “Our crew chief Trevor Canales has gotten me comfortable there and has given us some excellent cars to drive. There should be a lot of competitors this weekend, so it won’t be easy, but I definitely have a lot of confidence going back there. It would mean a lot if I could add my name to the winners list of the Forni.”

The 15th annual Mark Forni Classic can be viewed with a subscription to Flo Racing at https://www.floracing.com/events/6753145-2020-weekly-racing-at-placerville-speedway

In addition to running the Forni, Copeland will take part in Sunday’s event at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico as well, which can also be seen via Flo Racing.

Canales Racing ventured down to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville with both cars this past weekend, where Trent Canales made the show each night and brought home finishes of 15th and 16th respectively. Copeland competed in Saturday’s portion of the “Howard Kaeding Classic” and timed in 19th overall, before finishing third in his heat. He then drove from 17th to 12th in the feature event.

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing and the No. 5T of Trent Canales would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Ocean Speedway Recap-

Colby Copeland:

Saturday KWS NARC- Qualified (19th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (12th)

Trent Canales:

Friday Ocean Sprints- Qualified (23rd), Heat Race (4th), A-main (15th) Saturday KWS NARC- Qualified (16th), Heat Race (4th), A-main (16th)

Upcoming Races-

Colby Copeland: Mark Forni Classic Placerville Speedway July 25th and Silver Dollar Speedway July 26th Trent Canales: Mark Forni Classic Placerville Speedway July 25th

Social Spotlight-

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Shane Hopkin Surges to Second at ‘Prelude to Forni Classic’

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Shane Hopkins would put together a great run in the feature event that saw him battle for the lead and ultimately finish second in the feature event.

“It was a really good night, and I am excited for the ‘Forni’,” Hopkins said. “Brian Sperry and my guys really gave me a great car, and I only wish that we could have started a little closer to the front.”

With 25 cars checked in for the tune up leading up to one of the track’s crowned jewel events, Hopkins would time the High Sierra Industries/C&H Motor Parts/Anrak backed No. 21 machine in 14th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, it would be imperative that Hopkins pick up the win and transfer into the redraw. On the slick Placerville Speedway surface, Hopkins would do just that. Leading flag to flag, Hopkins took the win, and it would lead him to the seven pill in the nightly redraw.

With the track undergoing a makeover prior to the feature event, Hopkins would take a liking to the bottom groove, and would find a lot of speed with his left front up on the infield berm.

Patiently working the low side of the speedway, it was apparent that Hopkins had a ton of speed as he jumped into fifth on the fourth lap of the race, before moving into fourth just before the race’s halfway point on the 10th lap.

Continuing to stick the bottom groove, Hopkins used a lap 13 restart to make a big move and race into second and begin to chase after leader, Kalib Henry.

With traffic approaching, Hopkins would pull alongside Henry and the race would start to heat up, only to see the caution fly and give the leaders clear track.

Back to green, Hopkins would continue to chase after Henry, and again as they got near traffic another yellow was displayed. The race’s final restart saw Hopkins stick with Henry, but also would feel pressure from Ryan Robinson making it a three-car battle for the win.

Slipping back to third briefly, Hopkins would get second back on the final lap, and give one final chase to Henry but would come up short and settle for second.

“That is one of those nights you really cant complain about,” Hopkins added. “We had a couple shots at the lead, just had some untimely yellows fall. Thanks to my dad, Jamie, Jonathan, Chris, and Jayden for all of their hard work making our car fast and keeping it clean.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, , C&H Motor Parts, ARP, ADCO, Anrak, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, King’s Meats, LRB, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2020.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP- Hopkins will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Second in First Midget Start of 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing aboard his family owned Midget for the first time in 2020, Austin Liggett would put together another strong run as he finished second at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had a really solid night, but Alex Schutte was just a little bit better than us and we got beat,” Austin Liggett said. “It was great to get back in the midget again and have some fun.”

With 19 cars checked in, Liggett timed the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials on the Petaluma Speedway gumbo.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver flexed his muscle early as he carved up the field and raced his way to the win.

Lining up fourth in the feature, Liggett would benefit from the front row having issues getting the race started and eventually took the green flag from the front row himself.

Getting the jump, Liggett would lead early in what turned into a caution plagued feature event. One of the many restarts saw Liggett slip back to second as Schutte was able to get by him to overtake him for the top spot.

Able to stick with the leader, Liggett would hook a massive rut in turns one and two that nearly stalled his engine, and let Schutte take off and check out.

Once he was able to gather his machine back up and get back up to speed, Schutte had built up a sizeable lead, and Liggett held on to finish in the second position on this night.

“Once we hooked that rut, there was no chance at us catching him,” Liggett said. “It was great to be back in the midget, and we have some homework to do before our next race which is always fun. Thank you to my parents, Britton, Matt, and Landon for all of their hard work.”

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

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

ON TAP: At this time, Liggett is unsure when his next race will be.

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

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway and NASCAR Postpone Pinty’s 100 To 2021

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 17, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, along with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, have announced the inaugural Pinty’s 100 scheduled for August 17-18, 2020 has been postponed until the 2021 season. With the Ohsweken community still in phase 2 restrictions, the speedway cannot welcome fans and officials were forced to postpone the event to next season.

“The Pinty’s 100 was set to be the biggest event in the history of Ohsweken Speedway,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We had several superstars lined-up and were ready to announce a bunch more when the virus took hold of the world. We are building an event for the fans like no other. The Pinty’s 100 is not just another race, so if we can't celebrate it with our fans, we will wait until 2021 to do it right."

Fans who have purchased tickets online can log into their Showpass account and select a refund or hold their seats for the inaugural Pinty’s 100 on its new date in 2021.

Although Ohsweken has been forced to postpone two major events until the 2021 season, the track has not sat idle. Owner Glenn Styres has kept his grounds crew busy with several updates to the facility over the last five months, including:

A new concrete wall on the front stretch A freshly paved pit entrance New networks and a satellite tower Construction of VIP Suites overlooking the back stretch A new fan parking lot behind the main grandstands

"It’s amazing to be hosting a NASCAR race at Ohsweken Speedway and we can't thank Pinty’s enough for their continued support of our goals," said owner Glenn Styres. "Although we haven't been able to go racing yet this year, we have made major upgrades to facility since March. Our fans are going to be really impressed when we get to open up again. The main thing now is for everyone to stay safe."

For the most up to date information regarding Ohsweken Speedway’s 2020 season, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. ____________________________________________ About RevTV’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on RevTV called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The RevTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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.

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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.

 

 

Blake Carrick 5th at HK Classic Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in both nights of the 10th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville, CA, Blake Carrick would finish fifth during 360 action on Friday night before tallying a 7th place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday.

“We had really good speed both nights, and we put ourselves in position to pick up two good finishes,” Blake Carrick said.

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Carrick kicked his weekend off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38b entry in 13th quickest in time trials, which would place him on the front row of his heat race.

Racing away to the win, Carrick would earn a spot in the Dash where the one pill placed him on the pole. When the race went green, it was deemed Carrick jumped the start and he would get penalized one row.

From his second row starting position, Carrick would finish fourth, which placed him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Form the onset of the feature, Carrick would keep his mount safely inside the Top-5 as he battled in the star-studded field. Surging up to third early in the race, Carrick would actually get as high as second at the race’s halfway point as the leaders raced wheel to wheel in a tight pack.

Falling back to fourth on the 20th lap, a last lap move would see him slip to fifth where he would take the checkered flag.

Dropping the 410ci powerplant in for Saturday’s HK Classic finale, Carrick would get off to a great start as he timed in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would finish third and just narrowly miss out on a berth into the Dash. Missing out on the Dash, Carrick would line up in the seventh spot on a surface that was slick for much of the night, even after a quick track prep session.

Getting off to a sluggish start, Carrick would slip back to the eighth spot during the opening stanza before getting up to sixth at one point.

With double file restarts shuffling things up at times, and the track taking rubber late, Carrick would find himself back where he started, in seventh, when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

“A Top-5 and a Top-10 on the weekend is definitely good, but we want to continue to strive for better finishes,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my guys, and looking forward to another busy week.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in Marysville, CA on Wednesday night, potentially in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, back to Placerville, CA on Saturday night at Chico, CA on Sunday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11

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

 

 

Champion adds Additional SKUs of Modern Muscle Motor Oils

(Clinton, Mo / 07.21.20) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced this week the unveiling of more SKUs of motor oils specifically formulated to maximize the demands of today’s high-performance street vehicles.

Champion Modern Muscle® Motor Oils (CMM) are licensed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) with viscosity grades of SAE 5W-30 (late model LS platform), SAE 0W-40 (late model Mopar / Hemi platform) and SAE 5W-50 (late model Coyote platform).

“These motor oils will fit most types of modern vehicles, including high-performance turbo-charged engines, supercharged gasoline engines, and multi-valve fuel injected engines found in today’s street performance automotives and trucks plus OEM “Crate Motors” that recommend an API Licensed Motor Oil or that need to meet or exceed DEXOS-2015,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing and Performance Products at Champion.

CMM Part Numbers Include:

#4403H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 5W-50 Full Synthetic

#4403AN Modern Muscle SAE 5W-50 Full Synthetic

#4402H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 0W-40 Full Synthetic

#4402AN Modern Muscle SAE 0W-40 Full Synthetic

#4401H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic

#4401AN Modern Muscle SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic

“Champion’s CMM Motor Oils will provide outstanding levels of fuel economy performance, cleaning power and engine protection, even during extended oil change intervals. These high-performance oils are proven to significantly reduce wear and viscosity breakdown due to advancements in additive engineering,” said Dedolph.

“CMM Motor Oils utilize Champion’s “Blue E.T.®” (Enhanced Technology) racing additive, and Champion’s TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) performance additive. These proprietary technologies deliver unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increase horsepower and torque in most engines,” added Dedolph.

“These premium mixtures of synthetic base fluids and additives provide maximum durability and protection from wear and viscosity breakdown by including special lubricity modifiers, and premium anti-wear additives This unique robust formulation enables CMM Motor Oils to outperform all leading high-performance synthetic oils.”

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 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 call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Remembering Danny Young Saturday at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) July 21, 2020 – Join us this Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as we celebrate the life of racer Danny Young. Mike Roberts will host the forum that will include guests recalling Danny’s career as well as a video tribute.

Danny was the 1988 410 Rookie of the Year at Knoxville Raceway, and the 1993 360 track champion there. He garnered over 40 wins in a short career that was cut short in a racing accident in 1995. He was just 24 years old.

Danny’s car, trophies, uniform and other memorabilia will be on hand.

“Those of us who remember Danny, recall a true racer who got the most out of his car on the racetrack,” says Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “He was good at Knoxville, but he was often better away from there. He went almost four years straight winning every feature event at the Iowa State Fair Speedway. He also dominated at places like 34 Raceway and I-80 Speedway. The ‘Rocket Man’ was plenty talented. We’re proud to remember him here on Saturday 25 years after his passing. I want to thank one of our supporters, Marshall Haines, who has been excited about getting this done.”

Seating will be available on the second floor, with social distancing practices in mind.

Admission to the museum is just $5 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and $4 for veterans and seniors (over 60 years old). While you are here, check out our “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” and our other exhibits in the museum!

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

 

 

Sean Becker Records 4th and 10th Place Finishes at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming up with both Van Lare Motorsports and Monhoff Racing for the 10th Annual HK Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA over the weekend, Sean Becker would pick up a fourth place finish in 360ci action on Friday, before running 10th with the King of the West 410ci series on Saturday night.

“We had a solid weekend, and a fast car both nights,” Sean Becker said. “We just barely missed the Dash each night which made it more of a challenge to battle toward the front in the main events.”

Friday night, Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports returned to the scene of their first victory together just a week prior, and Becker kicked the night off by timing the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed No. 5v entry in 5th quickest amongst the 39 cars checked in for battle.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would narrowly miss out on the Friday night Dash, and he would find himself in the ninth starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Amidst a very strong contingent in action to open the HK Classic, Becker was able to work his way through the fray in true shark like fashion. Getting up into the Top-5, Becker would close the night out with a fourth place finish.

Saturday night ‘The Shark” would shift gears as he climbed aboard the Monhoff Racing No. 88n machine to battle with the King of the West 410ci sprint car series.

Timing in ninth fastest in time trials amongst the 32 cars checked in for the annual event, ‘The Shark” would finish second in his heat race, and narrowly miss out on qualifying for the nightly Dash.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Becker would spend much of his night battling for position inside the Top-10. Falling back to 11th in the early stages of the race, Becker would work his way up has high as eighth at the race’s halfway point.

With some late double-file restarts not going his way, ‘The Shark’ capped his night off with a 10th place finish to close out his two night stay in Watsonville, CA.

“Friday night we were really rolling at the end of the feature,” Becker added. “I was probably too patient in the beginning of the race and ran out of time. Saturday night I wasn’t able to capitalize on any double file restarts and cautions did not fall in our favor. Super grateful for Steve Scott allowing me to go 410ci racing again.”

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 11, Top-10’s- 13

ON TAP: Becker will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

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

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Races To Sixth Victory Of 2020
Bryan Hulbert - OSBORN, Mo. (July 21, 2020) Racing to win No. 6 on the season, Sam Hafertepe, Jr.'s latest triumph came with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on the high-banks of U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday night.
Battling in the early laps with Harli White and Blake Hahn for the lead after starting fourth on the field, Hafertepe traded the point with White several times before taking it on Lap 9 and proceeded to fend off Blake Hahn through the remainder of the A-Feature.
"Last year we missed the show at U.S. 36, so this year, we went in with an open mind, and we basically kept with a decision not to change the car from what we've been doing, and it's been working. We haven't changed the torsion bars in four weeks, we're running things we don't usually run, and it's working. Tracks have been going in our favor, and I was happy to redeem ourselves at that place.
Following that up with a runner-up finish after leading early on at Knoxville Raceway, Hafertepe's extended his run of podium finishes to three during the Saturday test session.
"We weren't as good in the 410 the last time we went, so we worked off of what we found there on Saturday because you still have to run the 'H' Tire on the Left Rear," stated Hafertepe. "It's not the same as the 360, but it got us to a point where we kind of knew more what to do, and I feel like we'll be better at Knoxville going forward. Not just in the 360, but in the 410 also.
Taking lessons back to the famed half-mile, Sam will wheel the Hills Racing/Champion Brands No. 15h in 410 competition this weekend at Knoxville Raceway.
The team is still looking for another crew member. Inquiries can be made to sammy15@sbcglobal.net.
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).
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 34; Wins -6; Top 5 - 10; Top 10 - 18; Top 20 - 22;
Coming Up:
July 25 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/410cid
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn, and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

WILD WEIKERT: Marks & CJB Contend in Marquee Pennsylvania Event World of Outlaws swing through the Keystone state to round out July

CARLISLE, PA. - July 21, 2020 - Brent Marks and his CJB team seem to be gaining speed as the month of July carries on. The Pennsylvania based team has spent the month by running nine of their last ten events in their home state. During that run, the team has five top-5's and eight top-10's.

The team contested three straight nights with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, beginning with a stop at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 17th. Marks timed in 6th, charged from 6th to 1st in his heat race, finished 5th in the dash and 11th in the feature.

Up next was the Bob Weikert Memorial event at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. Marks, again, was stout by timing in 15th on Saturday evening before finishing 2nd in the heat race and contending with Kyle Larson for the race win. Marks would settle for second but served notice that the CJB machine was in contention.

The following night, Marks timed in 30th, won his heat race and finished 7th in the feature.

"Thought we could grab us a win on Saturday night but unfortunately I just couldn't hold off (Kyle) Larson," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We have had speed and been able to over come a lot."

The events in Pennsylvania continue on as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series swings through string of races. The action begins on Tuesday, July 21st at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. From there, the tour heads to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown on Thursday, July 23rd before wrapping up at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.

"I feel like we can compete for wins this weekend," said Marks. "The car has been really good and we just need to put it all together!"

2020 STATS: Events: 35 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 11 Top-10's: 19 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports Score First win of 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having mechanical issues hinder them during their first outing nearly a month ago, Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports were firing on all cylinders Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, as Henry picked up the team’s first win of the season in thrilling fashion.

“Friday night we tried to find balance on the car, and I think we hit on something for the feature at Ocean Speedway,” Henry said. “With what we learned, it showed on Saturday as we had a great car and picked up a win.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Henry and McColloch Motorsports checked in for the ‘Prelude to the Forni Classic’ and got off to a great start as the McColloch’s RV Repair/Davis Truck Painting/ART Speed Equip. backed machine timed in fifth fastest.

In a wild heat, Henry was able to keep his nose clean, and flex his muscles as he powered to the win and earned a spot in the redraw. Pulling the six, Henry would roll off the starting from the outside of the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

On a wicked fast racing surface following some pre-race track prep, Henry went to the high-side and made some early moves and quickly found himself in the second position.

Continuing to pound away at the top, Henry would make his move for the race lead out of the fourth turn on the eighth lap, only to have Hickle briefly get back by on the exit of two.

Having a full head of steam heading into three and four, Henry would surge back forward and take the lead as he approached traffic, and then saw the a caution fly a few laps later.

Back underway Henry continued to lead the way as he would soon feel pressure from Shane Hopkins who was working the bottom groove of the speedway.

Able to fend Hopkins off, Henry made the wise decision to try the bottom, and it would work as he continued to lead the way. A couple more stoppages negated the leaders from getting into traffic, and Henry was able to nail his restarts.

The final stanza of the race saw both Hopkins and Ryan Robinson mount a late charge on Henry as the white flag flew, but on this night, it was all about Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports.

Friday night the team was also in action as they made the trip to the beautiful Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Henry finished fifth in his heat race and transferred directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 11th starting position, Henry would get off to a nice start as he was able work his way through the Top-10 as he appeared to have a strong car underneath him.

Getting as high as seventh, Henry would eventually seal over his right rear tire and that would make the final laps a bit challenging. Trying to hang inside the Top-10, Henry would slip back and finish 11th.

“I can’t thank Nick and Kerry McColloch enough for such a great opportunity,’ Henry added. “I also have to thank my dad for letting us use the family engine to race over the weekend. Hopefully we can pick up another this weekend at the Forni.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Davis Truck Painting, ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports will be back in action on Saturday night with Kalib Henry at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Ryan Robinson Third at ‘Prelude to Forni Classic’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing were right in the thick of things late as Robinson finished third during the ‘Prelude to the Forni Classic’.

“Saturday night we were back to the speed that we had early in the year and had been missing the last few weekends,” Ryan Robinson said. “We qualified well, heat raced well, and that set us up for a great feature.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway in the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/Roseville Precision, Inc. backed No. 14w on Saturday night, the Roseville, CA driver timed in second fastest in time trials before running fourth in his heat race.

Pulling the three, Robinson would roll off the starting grid from the second row for the 25-lap feature event on the immaculately prepared Placerville Speedway surface.

With the track holding speed early, Robinson would keep his mount in the Top-5 as he battled with the likes of Kalib Henry and Shane Hopkins.

As the race moved on, Robinson would find himself in third as the battle for the lead intensified with traffic looming. As traffic drew closer, untimely cautions would fly and negate any battles at the rear of the field.

A couple of restarts would see Robinson duke it out with Shane Hopkins for the runner up position, and a late dash to the finish saw the trio of cars battle for the win, but in the end, Robinson ended his night on the podium with a third place finish.

“We had a really good car, but some cautions really just didn’t fall our way,” Robinson said. “We had some good battles going, and it felt good to be in the mix again. Congrats to Kalib Henry on his first win of the season.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Threadz Design, JDS Tile & Construction, Inc., and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Robinson and Weiher Racing are back at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Mark Forni Classic, and on Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth at Placerville Speedway During Mark Forni Classic Tune Up

PETERSEN MEDIA: With C&M Motorsports idle due to the birth of their new son, Daniel, Justyn Cox took the Cox Family Racing No. 31c machine to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and picked up a sixth place finish.

“Cody and Mandi had their baby boy last week, so they stayed home and hung out with him, and I send them all the best,” Cox said. “As a father, nothing is better than spending time with your newborn. We took the family car out to help dial Jesse back in for this week when he comes back. Since both cars are identical it was good for me to race, and for Rod to try some things.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/MDW Sports backed No. 31c machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping back to second as he chased after Kalin Henry, Cox would hang his right rear over the edge of the exit of turn two and he would spin wildly up the exit ramp and bring out the caution.

Able to restart, Cox would showcase a strong entry underneath him as he was able to rebound to a third-place finish and transfer directly into the feature event.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, pre-race track prep left the surface extremely fast for the opening stanza. Biding him time in the Top-10 as he waited for the track to blow off, Cox would come alive in the later stages of the race.

Able to move around during their second half of the race, Cox would work his way up to sixth, where he would go on to finish.

“It is a lot of fun to go out and race with the family team as I don’t get to as much now that I have picked up some rides,” Cox said. “The family team is what got me to this point, and I am thankful for them as much as I am thankful for the people who give me a shot in their cars. Hopefully this weekend helps Jesse Love and Rod as they get ready to run four nights.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, 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, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox is back in action this Saturday night in Placerville, CA with C&M Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Kyle Larson Continues Hot Summer on Dirt with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing continue to take place across the country, one name keeps popping up in victory lane and that is Kyle Larson.

While Larson wasn’t the only one to win with KSE Racing Products, he was the one who was able to four times this week as he picked up the Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws before sweeping the weekend with the All Stars winning Friday night at Williams Grove, and both nights of the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal on Saturday and Sunday.

Rico Abreu also put together a very strong weekend of racing himself. Winning with the MOWA on Friday night, Abreu made a daring last lap pass at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night that saw him go from third to first to pick up the win with KSE Racing Products.

In California the 10th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic took place at Ocean Speedway. On Friday night in 360ci action it was DJ Netto picking up the win, and on Saturday night Kyle Hirst parked the famed Williams Motorsports entry in victory lane in King of the West action.

Other drivers using KSE Racing Products who picked up wins over the weekend include Sam Hafertepe, Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, Bill Balog, Justin Henderson, Tyler Drueke, Matt Westfall, and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Bayston Hard Charges To Third Place Finish at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to California for two more nights of action with Tarlton Motorsports, Spencer Bayston and company would bounce back from a tough Friday night, and put on quite a show Saturday as he charged form 15th to finish third with the King of the West Series.

“Overall, we had a good weekend,” Spencer Bayston said. “On Friday we struggled to make speed in qualifying which seemed to kind of end our night before we even got started with the track being narrow.”

After issues in the semi on Friday night during 360ci competition ended his night early, Bayston was back in action on Saturday night with the 410ci engine bolted back into the frame rails.

Timing in 20th fastest in time trials, Bayston would look to start digging out of an early hole in his heat race as he finished second and punched his ticket directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the 15th starting position on the slick surface for the 30-lap feature event, Bayston would put on quite a charge around the ¼ mile bullring.

Making some big moves in the race’s first five laps, Bayston would crack the Top-10 as his charge was just getting underway. In a three car battle for eight for the next seven markers, Bayston would get the spot before taking over seventh on the 15th lap.

With still half the race ahead of him, the Lebanon, IN native would take advantage of some restarts as he cracked the Top-5 on the 17th lap.

Still not done, Bayston continued to slide up in front of the competition as he moved into fourth on the 19th lap, before a last lap pass saw him claim the final spot on the podium to cap quite the hard charge.

“Saturday night in the 410, I felt much more comfortable personally, and felt like we had really good speed,” Bayston added. “The track suited racing much better, and it allowed us to move around in our heat and make up some ground. Come feature time the track was in great shape, and Paul Baines and the guys gave me a great car to charge to the front. Cautions really fell our way, but I feel like we needed one more to battle for the lead, but to end up on the podium after starting that deep was really good and I was pleased for our team.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

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

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports’ next event is TBA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

RacinBoys Featuring Three Live Audio Broadcasts and PRIME Time Live Coast to Coast This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2020) - Three live audio broadcasts will be featured via RacinBoys this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access members will be able to listen to lap-by-lap coverage of United Rebel Sprint Series races on Saturday and Sunday at Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan. Additionally, Saturday night will showcase live audio of the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

RacinBoys will also be busy on Saturday with another episode of PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.; the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League at Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Mo.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.; and ASCS regional competition at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas; at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.; and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

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 .

 

 

Skagit Speedway Offering Stout Sprint Car and Modified Purses During Independence Open This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 20, 2020) - Money is up for grabs this Thursday at Skagit Speedway, where Funtime Promotions is showcasing the Independence Open.

The event, which was postponed three weeks because of inclement weather, pays $2,000 to win the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars main event and $1,200 to whomever tops the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds feature. The Outlaw Tuners division is also part of the program.

The event will be broadcast on a live video stream at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV for those unable to attend with a race team. Racing continues to be participant only in the state of Washington, making the Pay-Per-View broadcast the option for local and international fans to tune in.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

Colton Heath currently holds an eight-point advantage over Brock Lemley in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars championship standings. Heath has earned one win and three top fives in four starts this season.

Adam Holtrop is ahead of Jeff Jansma by only six points in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds standings.

Rick Young has a seven-point lead over James Bundy in the Outlaw Tuners standings.

Not only is there great money to win the sprint car and modified A Mains, both features pay a good amount just to start. The Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars A Main is $400 to start and the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds feature is $200 to start. Highline Performance also added to the modified purse, making it $625 for second place.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation for the Independence Open featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

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

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Sams III Earns Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Danny Sams III captured his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver placed third in a heat race and seventh in the main event during his debut at the high-banked oval in Osborn, Mo.

"We started off pretty good," he said. "In the heat race we went into the first corner and all got bunched together. I ended up on the short end of that stick and we finished third in the heat.

"We got the car to hook up really good in the main event. I was in fifth when a red flag came out so I had to go back two spots because we didn't complete the lap. It was definitely one of the best nights we've had this year. We ran a new frame. I felt like we made a good decision on the shock package, too. I was able to drive the car in a lot deeper and come off a lot harder than my competitors."

The strong performance moved Sams III up to eighth in the championship standings.

The team ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"The car felt pretty stable in hot laps, but it was super loose in qualifying," he said. "Come to find out we had a tire issue. That put us way behind in points."

Sams III battled to overcome the qualifying woes as he advanced from 11 th to seventh in a heat race, from seventh to third in the C Main and from 19th to 13th in the B Main.

"The car had a lot more speed each time we hit the track, but we started too far back without enough time to make the main event," he said. "We definitely made a lot of progress. It was unlike any other track. It took some adapting to get used to, but every time I hit the track I got more comfortable. The car and myself were faster all together by the end of the night."

Sams III plans on returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday to gain more experience.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 7 (13).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 7 (11); C Main: 3 (7); B Main: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.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 Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Garners ASCS National Tour Hard Charger Award at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (July 20, 2020) - Roger Crockett rebounded from a tough start to the night last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

"I drew the biggest pill they have and the track was really, really wet to start the night," he said. "It was super greasy in hot laps and the same thing in the heat race. You're pulling three or four tearoffs a lap. We were quite a bit faster than the cars ahead of us, but there wasn't an opportunity to pass someone without driving through them."

Crockett advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race. That lined him up on the pole of the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event.

"I about got wiped out and lost a spot," he said. "Then I spent too long trying to get by that car, probably five or six laps. From there we started moving forward. We got to fifth coming to the white flag, but it didn't hold and we ended up sixth.

"We were in traffic the entire race and our lap times were good enough to compete. It was all about track position."

Crockett hustled from 17th to sixth in the feature. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It's good because we're starting to do things you have to do to be a championship contender," he said. "We've drawn high frequently this year and have been able to move forward. This is only the second B Main we've had to run from not getting through the heat race. Coming from the B Main to sixth in the feature was pretty good."

Crockett is unsure when and where his next race will be as the ASCS National Tour is sidelined until the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-8.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"I feel like FK Rod Ends are bulletproof," Crockett said. "We've tested them out with some crashes the last couple of years and it's crazy what their product holds up to. I've run nothing but their stuff for at least 10 years and maybe longer."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Carney II Produces Victory at Route 66 Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (July 20, 2020) - John Carney II swept the night last Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway to score his fourth feature triumph of the season.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and South Plains Towing backed competitor drove for Scott Brown during the 305ci winged sprint car show. It marked his third victory of the season at the track.

"Everything went smooth," he said. "We put a new car together and we were trying out some different things to get ourselves dialed in for Belleville in a couple of weeks."

Carney II maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. He then led the distance of the main event from the pole position.

"We started on the front of the main and led every lap so everything went pretty good," he said. "I haven't run much 305 stuff the last couple of years. I think we've struck on something. We've won some races this year, but haven't had a great car. On Saturday the car was pretty good."

Carney II plans to make a pair of rare starts behind the wheel of a non-wing sprint car this Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprints.

"It's been probably five years since I last raced non-wing," he said. "I think the last time I ran a non-wing I won. You have to slow yourself down and know you can't run it into the corner as hard. It requires patience and being smooth with the throttle."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - South Plains Towing

South Plains Towing, which is located in Lubbock, Texas, specializes in private property impounds, light and medium towing, off road recovery, breakdown towing and car transport around the United States. For more information, visit http://www.SouthPlainsTowing.com .

"David Luckie of South Plains Towing was one of the people who helped me get my team started three years ago," Carney II said. "We share a lot of our resources and we always work together to come up with ideas on how to get the team better and faster. He's been instrumental with the race team."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Sees Top Runs Thwarted by Mechanical Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Early evening mechanical woes prevented Kaleb Johnson from top finishes at Jackson Motorplex last Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We had a great car both nights," he said. "Unfortunately, our results didn't show that."

Johnson noticed a problem with the car when he first took to the track for hot laps at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted a DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event during AG Builders Night.

"The car didn't sound right," he said. "We burned up a fuel pump the last time we were there so I didn't want to do that again. It was a fuel issue and we felt about the only thing it could be was the bladder. Fortunately, we were close enough to our shop where a couple of guys were able to go there and get the fuel cell from our other car and install it in time for the heat race."

Since he missed time trials, Johnson started last - eighth - in his heat race at the dirt oval in Jackson, Minn.

"I got a pretty good start and was able to move up to fifth on the first lap," he said. "I was able to get by another car later and finished fourth. It was even better that the car ran fine and we didn't have to run the B Main."

Johnson started 16th in the A Main and wasted little time moving forward.

"I was up to about eighth or ninth on the second lap when I decided to move to the bottom of the track and looped it in turn four," said Johnson, who restarted at the rear and finished 17th. "I was pretty frustrated. I'm usually more patient than that. I know we had a top-10 car. But I guess that's another learning experience and you just move on."

Johnson's night began well the following evening at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in sixth quickest in his group of 23 cars.

"I was surprised that I qualified that well because I felt like I left a bit on the table, so I was happy with sixth," he said.

Johnson lined up fourth in his heat race before a mechanical problem similar to one the week before forced him from the race.

"We had a problem with the throttle linkage again," he said. "We were able to get it fixed and run the B Main."

No issues held Johnson back in the B Main as he led every lap from his pole starting spot and pulled away for the win.

"I knew it was important to get the lead right away for clean air and I was able to do that," he said.

Johnson started 21st and eventually finished 17th in the A Main. He was able to retain fifth place in the championship standings and his lead in the Rookie of the Year Award race.

"I was able to pass a few cars on the first lap and got to about 17 th," he said. "Then I let one get in front of me and I followed him into the corner. That messed up my air and I slid up the track and lost about five or six spots. I just tried to regroup after that and eventually finished 17th. That shows how costly one mistake can be."

Up next for Johnson will be a rare mid-week race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday followed by a return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to racing in Rock Rapids," he said. "We ran pretty well there last year and it sounds like there will be some good competition there this week."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 17 (16).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 17 (21).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Big Al's Diecasts

Al Nelson of Keokuk, Iowa, has a large selection of die cast race cars that he displays and sells at toy shows and events around the Midwest, including the Knoxville Nationals. For more information, call 319-795-0831.

"This is the sixth year that Al has been with us," Johnson said. "He does whatever he can to help us. We really appreciate his support."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 20, 2020) - Derek Hagar captured a runner-up result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour a week ago Saturday during an event hosted by Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar began the night by maneuvering from fifth to second place in a heat race, which earned him a spot into the feature redraw.

"It was a good first night out in our car," he said. "We had a good heat race and made the redraw, which is always the goal to start each night."

Hagar pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"Harli (White) got the jump on us," he said. "She about spun out and we got by her. Then I got hung up behind a car and she got back around us. It was going to be a heck of a race in traffic, but the yellow came out. Once she got clean air we didn't have anything for her."

Hagar took the lead on Lap 3 and led the following four laps before dropping to second. He spent the remainder of the race within striking distance of the leader, but ultimately settled for a second-place showing. It marked his first podium in limited starts with the ASCS National Tour since September 2018.

"We should have had a little more gear," he said. "I couldn't run the bottom. I had to stay up a little higher on the track to keep the motor wound up."

Hagar plans on returning to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with," Hagar said. "They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Nets Top Five at Jackson Motorplex and Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Jack Dover registered two more top 10s last weekend when he visited two tracks.

Dover scored a fourth-place finish on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., while driving for Rick and Chris Bowers before he piloted his car from 16th to eighth at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We earned two good results," he said. "Both places we went to are tough places to figure out and have top-of-the-line drivers. I'd say some of the best drivers in the country. To come out with two top 10s is awesome."

The weekend started on Friday at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Dover qualified fourth quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He lined up seventh in the A Main.

"We knew we were pretty good from hot laps," he said. "We freed the car up a little for time trials and had a good result. Then we got a good start and ended up second in our heat race. The car felt pretty good. Come feature-time the car got better as the race went on. We battled with Lee Grosz and had him passed for third at one point, but I made a mistake and let him back by. To run with (Justin) Henderson, (Terry) McCarl and (Lee) Grosz, who all get around Jackson really well, it was a very good night."

Dover's fourth-place run was his 12th top five of the season.

He then headed to Knoxville Raceway for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event. Dover timed in fifth quickest in his group and he ended fifth in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"From two or three weeks ago I knew what we struggled with at the beginning of the race," he said. "I tried something to make that better and it worked really well. The car would go anywhere I wanted. I could run the bottom really good. I could enter on the top and cut through the center. It was the best my car has felt at Knoxville."

Dover's charge to an eighth-place finish was his 14th top 10 in 15 races this year.

The team has a pair of Midwest Sprint Touring Series events on tap this week beginning on Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A trip to I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., will follow on Saturday.

This is the final week before Dover makes his debut at the 305 Sprint Nationals, which is July 31 and Aug. 1 at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (7).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 8 (16).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 5 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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Howard Moore Tops 305 Winged Sprint Car Competition at The Ditch
Tennessee and Arkansas Double Dip Up Next

Memphis, Tennessee (07/20/20) – Howard Moore made his first 305 c.i. Sprint Car start of the 2020 season on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway and turned it into a feature win.

The triumph came behind the wheel of the Chad Jones Racing / Melvin Holcomb Motorsports No. 29 Jimmy Smith Pawn & Speed / Black Jack Express / Pro Lite Performance Sprinter.

“With no 360 Sprint Car racing in the area, I didn’t know if I’d be doing any racing this weekend, but Chad Jones and Melvin Holcomb graciously offered to let me drive their car. It was a pretty grueling feature with the extreme heat, and then the cautions and even a delay for the lights going out, but we got the job done,” Moore said. “As always, I want to thank all of the fans and sponsors, who continue to support racing and make it possible for all of us. Without your support we couldn’t be doing this every week.”

Twenty-two 305 c.i. Winged Sprint Car racers converged on the famed, ¼-mile oval on Saturday night. Howard won his heat race from the second-starting spot, which positioned him third on the feature grid.

As the feature event went green, Moore immediately jumped into the second position before ultimately taking the lead on lap four. The caution laden feature was additionally slowed by a couple of red flags as well as a delay for the track’s lights going out. Despite the various hinderances, Howard was able to power to his first 305 c.i. Winged Sprint Car win of the year and his third triumph overall of the season.

Dale Howard, Eddie Gallagher, Jan Howard and Andy McElhannon completed the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The upcoming weekend has Howard Moore returning to the driver’s seat of the A.G. Rains Motorsports team No.3 entry. On Friday night the team will be in action at Tennessee’s Lexington 104 Speedway with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS). On Saturday they will trek to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Mid-South Region event. For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit www.USCSracing.com and www.i-30speedway.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, River City Hydraulics, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, CP Carrillo, Felpro, Auto Meter, All-Star Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, HRP, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .


 

Kerry Madsen Posts Podium During All Stars Show at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 20, 2020) - Kerry Madsen highlighted a four-race week with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 with a podium performance last Friday.

The Killer Instinct Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports team placed third on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Unfortunately, it marked the only feature of the week that Madsen escaped unscathed.

Madsen was fast once again last Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, which hosted the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic for the World of Outlaws. He set quick time during his group's qualifying session before winning a heat race. An eighth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event. Unfortunately, another driver made contact in turn four while Madsen was battling inside the top 10. The incident resulted in a DNF.

"We were really good and were going to have a really good run, but for some reason a driver took it upon himself to take us out," he said. "It tore up a lot of cars."

A trio of All Star shows followed beginning on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where Madsen qualified third quickest overall, placed fourth in a heat race, won a dash and battled for the lead early in the feature before finishing third.

"On Friday we had a really good car and I was trying to pass for the lead at one point," he said. "I feel like if I could do the race again maybe I could have got that pass done and gone on to win, but I feel really happy with a top three. I was really happy with the car all night."

Misfortune returned on back-to-back nights at Port Royal Speedway during the famed Bob Weikert Memorial. Madsen was running inside the top 10 on both Saturday and Sunday when his night ended early. He was caught up in a crash on Saturday and a blown right rear tire in the closing laps on Sunday hampered his results.

"The first night at Port Royal we weren't very good in the heat and missed the redraw," he said. "A couple of laps in we got into something. It was unfortunate because we didn't get time on our setup to see what we had for the A Main.

"On Sunday it was a struggle to get going on early runs, but midrace I felt like I was coming on pretty good. There was a yellow around Lap 20. The right rear tire started going down. After that I was hanging on until it blew."

Next up is a World of Outlaws show on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

"I'm looking forward to it," Madsen said. "Cody (Jacobs) has been there a lot and I've had some good success there as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 24 (8).

July 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (2).

July 18 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 24 (15).

July 19 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (1).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 16 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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Driver & Fan Appreciation Night Friday at DCRP – A $5 Ticket from a Driver Gives a Fan a Chance to Win $10,000!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 20, 2020) – The Back-to-Front Challenge is back at this Friday night’s Dodge City Raceway Park Driver & Fan Appreciation Night.

And a lucky fan could walk away from the night’s races with an extra $10,000.

The always popular Driver & Fan Appreciation Night continues this Friday at the 3/8-mile clay oval in Southwest Kansas with fans admitted for just $5 with a ticket from a driver. Otherwise, general admission is $12.

Drivers and fans alike will be treated to all variety of giveaways throughout the night of racing that includes the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

To cap the evening off, if a selected driver can race from the 20th starting position in his feature event to take the win then a lucky fan holding the winning ticket can win $10,000.

Friday marks the fourth round of championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park with Luke Cranston moving atop the DCRP Sprint Car points after this past Saturday night’s action.

Other current points leaders include Kale Beavers in IMCA Modifieds, Luke Stallbaumer in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Troy Burkhart in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Each of the points battles are tight ones with no more than 18 points separating the current leader from their closest pursuer with a number of nights remaining over the next two months.

Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets for Saturday’s Stock Car Shootout are just $12 for adults or only $5 for those with a ticket from a driver while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

Emerson Axsom Gunning for Rookie of the Year Title


Belleville, IL. (07/20/2020) 15-year-old Franklin, Indiana native-Emerson Axsom sets his sight on the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year Title.

Emerson Axsom is a second-generation driver. He started racing quarter midgets at the young age of five, while then moving to micro sprints, TQ midgets and now at the top of competition in the midget Leagues. While only being 15 years old, Axsom has had quite the list of accomplishments.

With a striking 150 wins in a Quarter Midget, two national Championships, and over 35 wins in the micro, Axsom sets his sights on adding POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year title to his list.

The 2020 race season this year has been off to a slow start, but Axsom came in at full force. Emerson joined forces with Scott Petry and Petry Motorsports at the beginning of the year, and in their first outing Axsom brought home a very impressive second place finish at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO. "This year has been pretty good, some ups and some downs, but overall pretty good" stated Axsom.

"I plan to run the full POWRi Schedule with a limited amount of USAC shows. This year I plan to accomplish seat time and learn a lot. Next year I want to be ready to run the full year with USAC and POWRi."

Axsom is sitting in seventh for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League points chase. He will be attending the upcoming SPEED WEEKEND with POWRi July 31, and August 1 & 2. Friday, July 31st will be at Jacksonville Speedway, Saturday August 1st will be at Macon Speedway and Sunday August 2nd will be at Lincoln Speedway.

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Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports snag first win of 2020 during Gas City start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (July 20, 2020) – For the first time in 2020, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are feature winners, doing so during non-wing weekly action at the Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday evening, July 17. The win, Westfall’s second at the Gas City quarter-mile over the last two seasons, was accomplished from the fifth-starting position, rallying in a hurry and taking command for the first time before the completion of lap three.

“That was a lot of fun. We needed that win,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for his support. Even if things get tough, we stick with it and work hard to find ways to improve. Hopefully we can transfer some of this momentum into USAC Sprint Week.”

“I’m proud of this team. They never give up and it shows. We were well overdue for a win, but we finally got it,” Ray Marshall continued. “I’m sure this is just one of many for this team in 2020.”

Other recent results for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports includes a fourth-place performance during BOSS Series action at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 18. Impressive enough, Westfall earned his top-five outcome after starting tenth on the grid.

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will switch gears and rejoin the best of USAC during the coming days, setting their aim on Indiana Sprint Week. The seven-race campaign will ignite on Friday evening, July 24, at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led the first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: 1 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17)

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned five consecutive top-ten finishes during sprint car action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway (twice), Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Kokomo Speedway on June 17-21. Finished third during feature action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (seventh & third) during action at Kokomo Speedway and Atomic Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4. Earned first win of 2020 during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on Friday, July 17.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss rallies from 21st to sixth in Bob Weikert Memorial opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 20, 2020) – Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing represented their Central Pennsylvania fanbase well during the recent weekend, not only earning back-to-back top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, respectively, but doing so against a stout contingent of All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws competitors.

Zearfoss, a two-time feature winner thus far in 2020 including one against the traveling All Stars, finished sixth during each of his top-ten appearances over the weekend, the first during Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, July 17; he started 11th on the grid.

One night later, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ finished sixth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial opener, but this time doing so in dramatic fashion, ending the 30-lap campaign with a +15 in the advancement column. The top-ten appearance was Zearfoss’ 27th of the season, rallying in a big way after a B-Main victory.

Other recent results for Brock Zearfoss Racing include a 14th-place outing during Brad Doty Classic competition at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 14, as well as a 19th-place finish during the Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, July 19.

“We had to overcome some adversity this weekend, but it all worked out,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/Bruce’s Speed Shop/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work. They never give up. No doubt they are the hardest working team in the pit area and our results show. Hopefully we can give our fans something extra to be proud of this weekend.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with three-straight World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts beginning with the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 23, followed by the two-day Summer Nationals event at Williams Grove Speedway on July 24-25.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 27

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18,

 

 

Schatz second in Brad Doty Classic; Closes gap on point lead to two

Date: Tuesday, July 14th Event: Brad Doty Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 3034-points | second (two points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 20, 2020) - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together an impressive performance on Tuesday evening at Attica Raceway Park, not only recording his 11th top-five finish of the 2020 season, but also utilizing results to cut down Brad Sweet’s lead in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings to just two markers.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second on Tuesday night at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing,’ starting in the exact same position alongside eventual winner, Kyle Larson. Although unable to overtake the top spot, Schatz pressured Larson most of the distance, especially in periods of traffic.

Aiding Schatz' championship points climb, current leader and defending champion, Brad Sweet, was involved in an incident at the beginning of the 40-lap program.

“There’s only one thing I can control, which is going on with this (TSR) 15 car,” Schatz said of his point status. “I can’t control what goes on with anything else. I’ve been in that position before. Things go for you and they go against you. It’s all part of the game.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their quest toward the 2020 World of Outlaws championship with a trio of Central Pennsylvania starts on Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25. Schatz will begin his Pennsylvania invasion on Thursday with a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, followed by a Summer Nationals doubleheader at the famed-Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

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

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 23 World of Outlaws Wins: 2 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 11 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 17

 

 

Rico Abreu sweeps weekend; Video highlights included​

Date: Friday, July 17th
Event: MOWA event at Lincoln Speedway
Series: Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA)
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Illinois)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (2nd)

Date: Saturday, July 18th
Event: Knoxville Weekly Championship Series
Series: Open
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (3rd)

July 18th Knoxville highlights here!

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 20, 2020) - It was a weekend to remember for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, not only conquering Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) action during a visit to Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway on Friday, July 17, but eventually doubling-down in the win column with a last lap pass at the famed-Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 18. The weekend sweep allowed the St. Helena, California-native to literally double his season win count in just 48 hours, bumping ahead from two to four.

The Knoxville Raceway victory, the second of Abreu’s career at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, was accomplished in dramatic fashion, utilizing a last lap momentum boost to drive underneath two of Knoxville’s more decorated competitors, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl. Abreu started third on the feature grid and drifted as far back as fifth before his last minute surge.

“My car was just so good on the bottom,” said Abreu after his traditional wing dance in Victory Lane. “I could hunt those guys as the race went on. They caught traffic, and their pace kind of came to me. I came here a couple of months ago and ran second to Brownie. Then we came to the Outlaw show and had our car a lot different. Getting to race through Pennsylvania and Ohio Speedweeks…we kind of fine-tuned our car to make it better for each race on the half-mile stuff. Throughout the race I was patient, kind of letting my car settle down. Once I figured out the bottom I could really hunt those guys. My guys are hungry. I’ve got some big boys to feed!”

One night prior to his trip to the Knoxville victory lane stage, Rico Abreu dominated MOWA action at the high-octane Lincoln quarter-mile, ultimately leading every corner of the 25-lap program for his first MOWA Series win of the 2020 season.

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have not finalized a plan for the upcoming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online for continuing updates pertaining to Abreu’s racing agenda.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

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

2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 30
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 13
Total Top-10s: 16
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

ALL EYES LOCKED ON ILLINOIS SPEED WEEKEND

Belleville, IL. (07/19/2020) Quickly transforming into a marquee event on the POWRi calendar, the SPEED WEEKEND is looking promising. A thrilling three-race swing throughout the state of Illinois, the 2020 SPEED WEEKEND is only one week away from action with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprint League. From Jacksonville Speedway to Lincoln Speedway, the teams will be tested across three nights at three unique tracks as they travel through the state of Illinois.

It all begins on Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway. The ¼ mile dirt track is located on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, IL. This will be the first time that any POWRi series has visited the historic ¼ mile track in the 2020 race season.

On Saturday, August 1, both POWRi series visit the "Mighty Macon" Speedway. Which is stated to be the "World's fastest 1/5-mile dirt track." The last time POWRi Midgets attended the unique grounds on September 14, 2019 Logan Seavey came out on top. The 2019 event also marked Chad Elliot as a winner for the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprint League.

The final night on Sunday, August 2 when the SPEED WEEKEND concludes at Lincoln Speedway. The tight ¼ mile semi banked dirt oval has established many winners. The most recent winner being Tyler Courtney, on August 16, 2019. The last time the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros visited the historic Lincoln, IL speedway was in 2017. Both races in 2018 and 2019 resulted in a rain out. The driver that topped the charts in 2017 was Nick Howard.

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

Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL): Pit Gates Open - 1:00 P.M. Driver Registration - 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Drivers Meeting - 5:45 P.M. Hot Laps - 6:15 P.M. Racing to follow

Saturday, August 1 at Macon Speedway (Macon, IL): Pit Gates Open - All Day Driver Registration - 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting - 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps - 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

Sunday, August 2 at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL): Pit Gates Open - All Day Driver Registration - 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting - 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps - 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

 

 

Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series

It will be a season of two halves for the New Zealand based Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series entourage this summer with the decision being made to continue with the 2019-20 campaign once the speedway tracks reopen following the Covid and winter disruption.

Just three rounds had been completed last summer before proceedings were disrupted, and Series Director Alistair Kelso said that the best thing to do was 'finish it off'.

"We have sponsor commitments, agreements with tracks and a whole raft of reasons to continue, and finish the 19-20 series off properly. In reality we are looking at a points table that has just two completed rounds, and it's hardly a series with that for the drivers and their teams to be rewarded for."

A top of the south double header on November 27 and 28 will see the Hydraulink War of the Wings returning to Blenheim and Nelson respectively and then Ruapuna will host the 'final round' on December 12.

Kelso is also confident that the winter break will aid several drivers, and potentially hinder others.

"Jamie Duff was on an absolute roll pretty much from the nationals through to lock down. He is a notoriously slow starter to the season. On the point standings Caleb Baughan is just seven points adrift, with Matt Honeywell, Shaun Ashton and Alicia Hill all within striking distance.

An abbreviated 2021 War of the Wings will kick off at Cromwell on December 30, with rounds at Greymouth (January 16), Ruapuna (March 20) and then the final at Cromwell on April 2 wrapping up the summer.

"We are really happy to be headed back to Greymouth for the 2nd Wild West Shootout", Kelso added. "Their club really pulled out the stops to make a go of it last summer. The drivers and crews loved the track, the hospitality was unrivalled and the sponsors and crowd gave us great feedback."

With just four rounds, the prize pool will be adjusted proportionally but already two new major sponsors have signed on and it looks like there will be a few more drivers from the southern region signing up.

The tracks in the South Island appear to be more aligned with Sprintcar dates for this coming season, which will benefit everyone. Last summer several rounds of 'The Southern Sprint Series' clashed with WoW dates, hurting car numbers for both groups.

"It's great that things are sorted out", said Kelso. "It hurt us all and there is a desire to ensure that all tracks down here who commit to the War of the Wings get the best product available."

Certainly Ruapuna officials are disappointed that they were not successful in getting the finals rights to the 2021 campaign, but perhaps WoW officials could look at sharing the annual final round , and lucrative 'end of season party' between the tracks. If thats the case, lets hope Greymouth get a crack at it! (END)

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020

There will be an added incentive for hard-charging drivers in the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

While the look of the final calendar for the upcoming season is still up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series can confirm there will be a Hard Charger award thanks to Kincrome
.

And on most nights of the series there will also be the chance for people in the crowd to be involved in a special Kincrome Tools promotion - more details will be released later on.

The driver who is judged the Hard Charger in each round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will receive a Kincrome Tools voucher.

While the final details of the upcoming series are still to be finalised, it is anticipated that the season will start at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, October 24.
Proposed calendar - still to be confirmed
October 24 -Perth Motorplex
October 31 - Perth Motorplex
November 4 - Perth Motorplex
November 21 - Perth Motorplex
December 5 - Perth Motorplex
December 26 - Perth Motorplex
December 28 - Perth Motorplex
January 1 - Bunbury Speedway
January 9 - Perth Motorplex
February 3, 5-6 - Perth Motorplex - Australian Sprintcar Championship
February 13 - Bunbury Speedway - World Series Sprintcars
February 19-20 - Perth Motorplex - World Series Sprintcars

TRIPLE CROWN
February 27 - Bunbury - Krikke Boys
March 13 - Perth Motorplex
March 27 - Perth Motorplex

 

 

Texas Sprint Series “HOT” Summer Sprint Championship – Friday, July 24th 8pm!

Eligible TSS Drivers: Pre-entry closes Tuesday night 7/21/20! Go to www.raceTSS.com to get your team pre-entered! Thanks!

Elm Mott, TX (07/18/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas Sprint Series (TSS) RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned sprint cars travel to Central Texas on Friday, July 24th with the running of the “HOT” Summer Sprint Championship being held at Heart O’ Texas Speedway (HOT) in Elm Mott, Texas (northern suburb of Waco). TSS driver pre-entry to the event is now open.

TSS drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the HOT event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Tuesday, July 21st.

A complete program of Heart O’ Texas Speedway classes will round out the 7-division racing card. Sprint teams make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The first green flag is slated for 8pm.

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and the address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 24th.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our 2020 marketing partners:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull. If you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch

- as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN!

Please make plans to join us Friday July 24th at 8pm for a great night of family fun, featuring the “HOT” Summer Sprint Championship for the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series plus six exciting Heart O’ Texas Speedway racing divisions!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of July 18th, 2020:

SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)

FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)

FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)

SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)

FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)

SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)

FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed, date TBA)

FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Chad Wilson)

SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Chad Wilson)

SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway (winner Jesse Mack)

SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway (winner Chad Wilson)

FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Logan Scherb)

SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway (event postponed til August 1st)

FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway

SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway

SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway

SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway

SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway

 

 

Reutzel Captures Ohio Sprint Speedweek Championship – Season Chase Continues this Weekend in Pennsylvania

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 14, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team added another championship to the ledger by surviving the grind of the All Star Circuit of Champions “Ohio Sprint Speedweek” atop the point charts.

Reutzel raced the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car to consistent finishes throughout the entirety of the nine-race swing over the span of just ten days to claim his first Ohio Sprint Speedweek title.

“We would like to get better at the winning part, it seems like we got a lot of seconds and thirds,” Reutzel explained. “But if we keep staying here, then the wins will come.”

Seconds and thirds were definitely aplenty for the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry, accounting for two-thirds of the weeks finishes that included seven podium runs in nine events with a win in round three at Fremont Speedway.

Reutzel added runner-up finishes round four at Fremont, round seven at Portsmouth Raceway Park and then the ninth and final round at Sharon Speedway. He added another three third-place runs aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension machine during the opening leg at Attica Raceway Park, and then rounds five and six at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex and Muskingum County Speedway.

With seven podium runs, other finishes during the week included an eighth-place showing at Wayne County Speedway and then the only DNF of the week during the first night at Sharon Speedway that ended a stretch of 15 consecutive top-ten finishes.

“I thought that wining the Speedweek championship could be a harder one to win because if you have one bad night, it can all be done,” the two-time and reigning series champion explains. “Over the course of a full season, you can have a few bad nights and still be there at the end.”

Reutzel finished off the championship week chasing Kyle Larson to the stripe in the finale at Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Sunday night to rebound from the DNF the previous night that left the championship door slightly ajar. Reutzel closed it with authority.

“It was two totally different racetracks from one night to the next and I thought they were both a lot of fun,” Reutzel said in victory lane.

Reutzel and the Fischer Body Shop Team continue their focus upon a third consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title with this weekend’s set of events in Central Pennsylvania that includes a Friday night stop at Williams Grove Speedway and then a pair of events at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

2020 Quick Stats: 45 races, 10 wins, 27 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Quick Results – All Star “Ohio Sprint Speedweek):

July 3, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

July 4, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 2nd in A Feature

July 5, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 1st in A Feature

July 6, Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) – 8th in A Feature

July 8, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

July 9 – Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

July 10 – Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH) – 2nd in A Feature

July 11 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) – 18th in A Feature

July 12 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) – 2nd in A Feature

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) on Friday and Port Royal (PA) Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

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

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Event at Red River Valley Speedway on August 22

WEST FARGO, N.D. — July 17, 2020 — Tickets are now on sale for the Red River Rumble, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 22 as part of the Gerdau Northern Tour and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz was victorious in the most recent Outlaws race at Red River Valley Speedway in 2018, which marked his fifth win with the series at his home track.

The late Jason Johnson won at Red River Valley Speedway in 2017 in his first-ever race at the track. Daryn Pittman scored a win at Red River Valley Speedway in 2008, on the former half-mile configuration.

Battling Schatz and Pittman this season is a talented group of full-time competitors, including Brad Sweet, the defending series champion and current point leader, David Gravel, who drives for Jason Johnson Racing, Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides.

Mason Daniel and Wayne Johnson are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award and are separated by just 12 points.

To purchase tickets for the World of Outlaws visit to Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 22, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by call SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Please Note: Only odd-numbered rows will be available for seating, but reserved tickets can be purchased in those rows in Sections B-J.

Sections A and K are general admission seating.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

Website: www.SLSPromotions.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 16

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 675; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 509; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 491; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 475; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 444; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 424; 7. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 402; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 391; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 390; 10. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 340; 11. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 337; 12. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 336; 13. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 333; 14. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 332; 15. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., and Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., both 323; 17. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 319; 18. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 318; 19. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 317; 20. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 314.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fa­gundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 117; 2. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 113; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 112; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 105; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 94; 6. Danny Clark, Plainfield, Ind., 91; 7. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 90; 8. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 88; 9. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 71; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., and John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., both 69.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 104; 2. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, 103; 3. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, 89; 4. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 83; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 80; 6. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 69; 7. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, each 68; 10. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 60.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 309; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 304; 3. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 300; 4. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 287; 6. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 285; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 279; 8. Koby Wal­ters, Liberal, Kan., 261; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 239; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 235.

Maryland – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 40; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 39; 3. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 38; 4. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 37; 5. Bradley Mellott, Need­more, Pa., 36; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 35; 7. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 34; 8. Mi­chael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 33; 9. Todd Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 32; 10. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 31.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 187; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., and Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., both 178; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 172; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 153; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 142; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 138; 8. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 137; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 118; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 210; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 4. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 130; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 6. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 7. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92; 8. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 77; 9. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 74.

Nebraska – 1. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 259; 2. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 258; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 252; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 250; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 224; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 223; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., both 208; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 175; 10. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., and Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., both 171.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 40; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 39; 3. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 38; 4. Michael Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 37; 5. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 36; 6. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 35; 7. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 34; 8. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 33; 9. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 32; 10. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 31.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Michael Jackson, Summerville, S.C., both 95; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 80; 2. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 78; 3. Lewie Chris­tian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73; 4. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 71; 5. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 66; 6. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, and Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, both 65; 8. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 59; 9. Michael Helterbran, Cable, Ohio, and Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, both 38.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 264; 2. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 255; 3. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 245; 4. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 229; 5. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 226; 6. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 222; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 210; 8. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 188; 9. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 187; 10. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., and Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., both 181.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 444; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 390; 3. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 333; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 317; 5. Douglas Dodson, Mid­dletown, Pa., 305; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 281; 7. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., 270; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 265; 9. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., and Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., both 264.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 301; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 279; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 256; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 233; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 231; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 222; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 205; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 198; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 193; 10. Bryan Park, Colman, S.D., 176.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 250; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 241; 3. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, both 214; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 212; 6. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 198; 7. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 194; 8. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 190; 9. Casey Merrell, Springtown, Texas, 174; 10. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 167.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 40; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 39; 3. Mike Leraas, Kerners­ville, N.C., 38; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 37; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 36; 6. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 34; 8. Erin Stat­ler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 9. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 32; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Ian Madsen and KCP Racing Part Ways Effective Immediately

PETERSEN MEDIA- As they saying goes, the only thing constant in motorsports is change. KCP Racing will be undergoing change effective immediately as the team has decided to part ways with longtime driver, Ian Madsen.

“We thank Ian Madsen for everything he has done for us for that last 7+ seasons,” Matt Barbara said. “It was not a decision that we took lightly. Ian has been our only driver since the inception of the team, and we wish him all the best. We will not be in action this weekend, and our search for a new driver is currently underway.”

Madsen’s tenure at KCP Racing was a strong one which included two Knoxville Track Titles, as well as the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award, to go along with numerous wins.

Moving forward, the KCP Racing team will be idle for the interim as they search for a replacement.

“Again, I really want to reiterate how tough of a day this really is,” Barbara added. “We do wish Ian nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, , Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: KCP Racing will be idle for the interim.

STAY CONNECTED: You can visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

POWRi WAR Sprints Prepare for First Visit to Monett Motor Speedway

Belleville, IL. (07/16/2020) Continuing to branch out to new venues of competition for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, drivers will venture to Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Missouri on Saturday, July 25th for the next event in the season-long quest for the championship.

So far in the eight-event season for the POWRi WAR championship, defending champion #91 Riley Kreisel has asserted his dominance leading the points by winning three straight features in June. Jack Wagner #77 keeps close in season standings with a pair of runner-up showings, only eighty points behind Kreisel. Samuel Wagner #73, Mario Clouser #6, and Wyatt Burks #11w round out the top five in the championship chase as the mid-season push for points are more prevalent for competitors heading into Monett on Saturday, July 25th.

Monett Motor Speedway, also known as “The Grand Ol’ Lady”, is a three-eighths-mile oval track with eleven-degree banking. Initially opening in 1970 and running every season since Monett will showcase the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League for the first time on Saturday, July 25th with regular weekly classes racing including the Credit Cars of NWA Pure Stocks, Don’s Auto Repair Midwest Modifieds, and Legends, Eric Norris State Farm Insurance B-Mods.

Pit-Gates open at 3:00 PM with grandstand general admission seating available at 5:45 PM. Driver’s Registration is scheduled between 3:00-5:30 PM, drivers meeting at the POWRi trailer at 6:00 PM with engine heat at 6:15 PM. Hot Laps begin at 6:45 PM, exciting racing action to follow.

Visit www.monettmotorspeedway.myracepass.com for more information such as race dates and times as well as admission prices. Don’t forget to follow Monett Motor Speedway on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from the track including event and schedule updates.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Brett Becker First Again – Files Entry for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 16, 2020) – Earlier this month, Brett Becker broke into Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane for the first time by topping the July 2 DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Now, the Odessa, TX, racer is first once again by filing the first official entry for the upcoming Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals set for August 20-22.

After collecting his first DCRP win, Becker now sets his sights on the $3,000 winner’s share that looms in the August 22 finale aboard his Dubose-powered Accel Compression, MICA Tool No. 2b Eagle.

Becker picked off a Friday night heat race win during last year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals and a 13th place finish in that night’s main event and then raced into the Saturday finale only to suffer the misfortune of being the race’s first casualty.

Entry forms for the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

A number of special awards are already in place for the event that includes the Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party that offers up pizza and beverages while supplies last following Friday night’s qualifying event.

Mel Hambelton Racing presents Saturday’s Dash for Cash that sets the lineup for the front three rows of the feature while Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc., is offering a Hard Charger Award for Saturday night’s 30-lap finale with lap money also in play for each of the 30 laps. While laps are available for $100 per lap with a distribution of $50, $30 and $20 for the top three runners on each circuit, Adams Roofing has put up a $500 Midway Bonus that presents $250, $150 and $100 for the top three on the 15th lap.

Those interested in sponsoring a lap need to contact Tommie Estes or Lonnie Wheatley.

Additionally, Adams Roof Tech will present $250 to the Best Appearing Car.

The detailed format and purse for the event is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/.

While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, August 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well.

Jake Bubak collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend. Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend.

It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017.

This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel. Thursday practice for the Sport Modifieds will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday. The Kansas Antique Racers will be on hand each night as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND; SATURDAY AT PITTSBURGH FOR "HERB SCOTT MEMORIAL" & SUNDAY AT ERIEZ; RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS IN ACTION BOTH NIGHTS WITH RUSH SPRINTS ON SUNDAY

July 15, 2020 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is set to resume action this weekend with a doubleheader. Saturday night (July 18) will be at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the annual "Herb Scott Memorial" followed by Sunday night (July 19) at Eriez Speedway. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modifieds will be on the card both nights in addition to Friday night at Raceway 7, while the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Cars will race at Eriez for $500 to-win. On Saturday, warm-ups begin at 6 p.m. with heat races at 7, while Eriez will get underway on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

"The Pittsburgh Tour events are always some of our best and most exciting races of the year," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Pittsburgh has been a great partner over the years not only on our Late Model side by running them weekly and typically scheduling several Tour events, but also runs our Sportsman Mods and Sprint Cars any chance they get. The weather looks good so hopefully everyone comes out and supports Pittsburgh for the first of three Tour races there this year."

Saturday's 30-lap "Herb Scott Memorial" feature will pay $2,110 to-win ($110 bonus from Cleetus Motorsports), $225 to-start with a $200 to-win non-qualifier. Currently, the "Jook George Steel City Classic" on August 8 (rain date August 9) and the "Bill Hendren Memorial" on October 2-3 will each pay a minimum of $5,010 to-win, $325 to-start for the Pace Touring Series.

Herb Scott is one of the most well-known and respected driver who ever raced in western Pa. His side-by-side battles with Joe Mihalic were nothing short of legendary. Ten times during his hall of fame career, Scott won the track championship at Heidelberg (1956-1960, 1962-1965, and 1967). His first win came in his first year of racing at New Kensington Speedway in 1948. His 500th win came at Lernerville Speedway, and his final feature win came at Schmucker's Speedway in September of 1979. He would go on to win a total of 520 career features!

Last year, Kyle Lukon swept the three Pittsburgh RUSH Late Model Tour events, which nearly propelled him to the Series title as he came up just one-point shy of Jeremy Wonderling. Those three wins were worth a staggering $18,800 much in part thanks to the efforts of "Jook George Steel City Classic" event coordinator Branden Lockwich and Steve Hendren for his father Bill's memorial. Ironically, Lukon's win last year on July 20 at Pittsburgh ended his six-year winless drought with the Series.

Lukon's three wins last year moved him to the top of the all-time Tour win list at Pittsburgh with four. Other Tour winners at Pittsburgh include Ryan Montgomery with three, Daryl Charlier two, and single victories to Colton Flinner, John Mollick, Mike Pegher, Jr., and Jacob Hawkins.

The Tour then heads north up I-79 to Eriez Speedway for a $2,000 to-win event on Sunday evening. Eriez is under the second year of ownership by the Alexander Family. Sunday was to be the second appearances of the season at Eriez for the Tour; however, COVID-19 cancelled the May event. Sunday was also supposed to be "Manufactures Night"; however, due to the pandemic, all product will be awarded in 2020 through the Pace Weekly Championship Series standings with the champion getting first pick down the line.

"We have to thank the Alexander Family for their continued support of RUSH," stated Emig. "Eriez has a great field of RUSH Late Models every Sunday night. The Tour races are always very competitive with so many quality weekly competitors. Sunday is a great way to showcase three of our RUSH classes. It's been three years since our Sportsman Modifieds have raced at Eriez. The Sprint Cars have raced once each of the last two years and we're appreciative Eriez has given them two opportunities to compete in 2020."

The Late Model Tour has made seven visits over the past five seasons to Eriez with the Blairs winning all seven as Max has six wins and his father, Rob, one in a substitution role at the May 2016 event.

RUSH was of course part of the "Firecracker 100" for the second straight year featuring the "Bill Emig Memorial" presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply June 25-27. And for the second straight year it was Max Blair taking home the $10,000 top honors. Last year, Blair made only eight Tour starts, but collected $25,500 in those races! Blair is the five-time National Weekly Series Champion. Currently, defending and two-time Tour Champion, Jeremy Wonderling, leads the Pace National Weekly Series Championship.

With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the start of the season, Pittsburgh has completed only two event this season. On June 20, Christian Schneider picked up a Pace Weekly Series victory, while Keith Barbara won last Saturday night in his debut. Eriez meanwhile has completed more events, at five, than any other RUSH track in 2020. Eriez has averaged over 23 cars per night. Blair and Chub Frank each have a pair of victories, while Darrell Bossard was also victorious.

30-Lap Late Model Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000 ($2,110 at PPMS) 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $235 17. $230 18-24 $225.

Late Model Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200 2. $190 3. $185 4. $180 5. $175 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10-24. $150. Tow $125.

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying will pay $100 for the fastest qualifier and $25 heat races will take place each night for the Late Models.

The pits will be open all afternoon on Saturday with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5:35 p.m., warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying and then racing at 7. On Sunday, pits open at 3:30 p.m. with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5:35. RUSH Late Model Qualifying will begin around 6:30 p.m.

For the Late Models, you do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive Weekly and/or Tour points. The Late Model entry fee each night is $100. AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used at Pittsburgh, while both the AMB/MyLaps and Westhold transponders will work at Eriez. Units are available to rent. Driver radio will be channel 454.000.

For Pittsburgh, masks MUST be worn at the gates, concession stands, restrooms, gift shop, and are highly encouraged in the pits and stands. Social distance six feet apart. Families may sit together. Please give everyone their required space. Stand six feet apart at concessions and restrooms. Please be patient and wait your turn, we all want short track racing to continue!

Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30. For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223. The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393. As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedway or follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.

Eriez Speedway is a 3/8-mile track located outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett at 9821 Sampson Rd., Erie, PA 16509. Follow them on Twitter @EriezSpeedway1 and like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eriezspeedway.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Equipment Rental Options, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, 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.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

Join us this Saturday for Van Wall Equipment/Marion County Fair Night with 410, 360 and Pace Pro Sprints!

New faces are coming to compete this Saturday, including Rico Abreu and Gio Scelzi, the youngest feature winner in Knoxville Raceway history!

And, the 360 division will add the Midwest Power Series and the Nebraska 360s for a $3000-to-win feature event.

Hot laps will start at 6:45pm. Due to the predicted heat, grandstand gates and suites will not open until 6pm for ALL spectators.

Spectators can bring one unopened, non-alcoholic beverage into the grandstands with them. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for teens and children 12 and under are free. Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July"

Next Saturday, July 25, will be the merriest night of racing at Knoxville Raceway this season!

Join us for Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" celebration!

Santa Claus will be here to pass out gifts to the first 200 children (ages 12 and under) to come through the gate. KNIA/KRLS will be playing Christmas music throughout the afternoon. A Christmas Attire contest for fans will be held, with the winner getting four free tickets to the Weiler Night with the All-Star Circuit of Champions on August 1.

Our "Avenue of Champions" will turn into an "Avenue of Trees" featuring decorated Christmas trees from businesses and organizations in the community. Vote for your favorite tree by making a donation of ANY amount at the tree. All money donated will go to the Knoxville Scholarship Foundation. If interested in decorating a tree for display, contact Kendra Jacobs. Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

Tickets are now on sale for the August 1 Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions!

One of our biggest 410 car counts of the year!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for teens. Children 12 and under are free. All seating is general admission only. Seating is limited to even numbered rows and three empty seats must be left between each group in a row. Buy tickets here. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Online Auction

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is hosting an online auction!

More than 40 items to bid on, including Knoxville Raceway signage, autographed Kasey Kahne gloves, autographed Kyle Larson gloves and more.

The auction ends Saturday at 3pm, CT, so sign on here to bid today! Upcoming Events

July 17 - July 23 - Marion County Fair

July 18 - Van Wall Night - 410s, 360s and Pace Pro Sprints

July 25 - Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" Celebration

August 1 - Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

 

 

Crouch Charges to Career-Best Midget Result During POWRi National Show at Humboldt

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (July 16, 2020) - Brenham Crouch gained valuable experience during a pair of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League races last weekend.

Crouch rallied from 23rd to a career-best 13th-place finish on Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., before he capped the weekend by charging from 23rd to 15th on Sunday at Valley Speedway.

"It was a decent weekend," he said. "There's a lot of things I need to learn and learn from, but we're getting there. It's all about learning. I'm pleased with the progress we've been making."

The Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports driver opened the action on Friday at Humboldt Speedway by finishing sixth in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the 12th row for the A Main.

"That track was choppy, heavy and rough so you really had to get comfortable where the right rear was," he said. "It was line sensitive. You had to run the top perfectly or you'd shove the nose. I was able to figure that out about halfway through the race, which helped us toward the end."

Crouch's performance from 23rd to 13th on Friday was not only his career-best result in a midget, it earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He then ventured to Valley Speedway for a doubleheader. Saturday ended with a fifth-place showing in a B Main before the weekend concluded on a positive note on Sunday.

Crouch used a provisional to line up 23rd in the main event and he advanced to a 15th-place outing.

"Things are starting to come together," he said. "I just have to put all of the pieces together to have more complete nights."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 13 (23).

July 11 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 5 (2).

July 12 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 13 (5); Feature: 15 (23).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lineman Motorsports

Lineman Motorsports was established in 2001 and is one of the leaders in engine building for 600 micro sprint racing in the South and West.

"It's a super reliable piece," Crouch said. "Everything is always flawless when we get it from Lineman Motorsports and when we put them in they run great. We never have to touch them. They are the leading engine builders in the industry."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lineman Motorsports, Simpson Race Products, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, Driven Performance, Driven Midwest, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Boulton Returning to Riverside on Heels of Another Top-Five Finish

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 16, 2020) - Tucker Boulton is getting more comfortable in his car with each passing race.

Two weeks ago, Boulton recorded his second top-five finish of the 2020 season as he placed fourth in the 305ci sprint car main event at Lexington 104 Speedway on July 3. It was his fourth top-10 result in five starts this year.

"I'm starting to feel more comfortable in the car," he said. "I needed to work on being more consistent and not going wherever everyone else is going just because it's working for them.

"I'm up to speed and full throttle now. We are just working out a few motor bugs and getting more horsepower out of it."

Boulton will head to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday in search of his first win of the season.

"A week off usually helps us," he said. "We can go through the car with more detail when we have more time. I always feel more confident going into a race after a little break. We work out of our trailer. That is why it's a lot easier to have more time.

"I'm really, really excited. We are working a few things out with our motors and we have some new help in the pits. We're ready and I can't wait."

QUICK RESULTS

July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Henderson Recovery

Henderson Recovery, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the Mid-South's leading towing and repossession companies.

"Henderson Recovery is the reason we are in the car," Boulton said. "They have been helping us out with the tires and the expense of racing, and are a big part of the team."

Boulton would also like to thank NAPA Auto Parts, DHR Suspension and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Dover, Tankersley and Brown Register Triumphs for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 16, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions clients Jack Dover, Channin Tankersley and Brian Brown each scored a feature victory last weekend.

Dover picked up his fifth win of the season during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series show on Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Tankersley was victorious on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits.

Brown hustled to his 52nd career 410ci winged sprint car triumph at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

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

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

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 5 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30 and June 6; and Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, July 10); Brian Brown - 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6, July 3 [twice] and July 11); John Carney II - 3 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6 and June 13; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 3 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13); James Setters - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26 and July 3); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 10); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4); Seth Bergman - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); and Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9).

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

 

 

Ryan Kissinger Puts X-1 Race Cars in Victory Lane During 360 National Open at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (July 15, 2020) - Ryan Linder and X-1 Race Cars celebrated a big win last weekend as Ryan Kissinger piloted one of their cars to victory at Selinsgrove Speedway during the 20 th annual National Open.

The United Racing Club win was worth $5,000 and was the biggest triumph of Kissinger's career. He has been a client of X-1 Race Cars for several years and credits Linder's attention to detail as a fabricator as a key detail to their success.

"Ryan helps me out a lot and if not for him we don't have refreshed equipment that is capable of contending for wins like this," Kissinger said. "His craftsmanship is top notch and the cars are always competitive, and I'm proud to win this race representing X-1 Race Cars."

Racing activities were delayed by several hours as intermittent rain hit the track just prior to the night's starting time. On a track that is well known for its speed, the rain only further added to that reputation and Kissinger showed speed early in the night as he was second quickest in hot laps.

He won a heat race from the fifth starting position. Based on passing points earned, Kissinger started from the third position in the 30-lap feature event.

"I had confidence after the heat race as I feel my engine program is top notch, especially when the track is tacky and wet," he said. "I wouldn't say I thought we would win, but I knew we had a chance."

Using the high side of the track, Kissinger moved into the second position on the opening circuit and he quickly put pressure on the leader. He moved into the lead on Lap 4 and held off multiple attempts for the top spot over the next handful of laps as he closed on traffic.

A caution on Lap 12 put the field back on his bumper, but Kissinger raced out to a lengthy lead without challenge. With five laps to go, he nearly gave away the win when he made contact with a lapped car and almost spun out. But with a large advantage at his expense, Kissinger was able to right the car and he crossed the finish line first for the victory by a margin of .906 seconds.

"I knew after that restart when I didn't really hear anyone behind us that we were in good shape," he said. "I thought I threw it away there hitting that lapped car, but we had such a big lead that luckily we were able to correct ourselves and end up in Victory Lane."

As a low budget race team with few sponsors, Kissinger helps Linder throughout the week to obtain new equipment. Seeing firsthand how hard Linder works and knowing the pride and dedication he puts into every X-1 Race Car made the win even more special.

"I help out Ryan a lot and I don't think you'll find a guy who is more passionate about the equipment he provides and his attention to detail is next to none," Kissinger said. "Business has been slow this year due to the virus and a lack of racing, so it's a special feeling knowing his hard work is paying off. I know this win means as much to him as it does to me."

MEDIA LINKS -

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_linder9/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

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

 

 

Skinner Earns Sixth-Place Finish in ASCS National Tour Race With Borrowed Engine

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 15, 2020) - Marshall Skinner used an underpowered and borrowed engine to score a sixth-place finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.

"I've been using my uncle's engine since I'm waiting on parts to fix mine," he said. "We were tickled pink to finish sixth with it against the ASCS National Tour. It's an engine built from used parts that he got for little or nothing. He's old school and doesn't believe in spending a lot of money on stuff."

Skinner began the night by making the most of a good heat race draw.

"I started on the pole of my heat race," he said. "I knew I had to win it to make the A Main. If you start on the pole and go back at all with ASCS, you're usually in the B Main.

"The guy on the outside actually took the lead at the start, but I was able to dive under him going into turn three. He tried to do a crossover, but couldn't make it happen and I led the rest of the way."

Skinner's win placed him in the redraw for the night's main event. He drew the seventh starting position.

"I was able to move up to fifth, but then I had some trouble racing with lapped cars," he said. "Since I was underpowered I couldn't afford to scrub off any speed or lose any momentum, but that's what happened when I was racing with them. That's when Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) got by me for fifth.

"It was kind of like racing a car with a restrictor plate. I just held it to the floor and tried not to lose any momentum.

"I had hoped that the track would blow off and get slick so that horsepower wouldn't matter so much. But it stayed heavy all night. That made me even happier about where I finished with that engine. I put 40 tear-offs on before the feature and used almost all of them."

Skinner plans to take this week off from racing before returning to action on July 25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during an ASCS Mid-South Region show.

"I had planned to race in Mississippi this week, but that's been canceled due to the virus," he said. "So I'll be with my boys when they race go-karts this weekend and then I plan to race in Little Rock the following Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (7)

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Quality Flooring and Cleaning

Formed in 2005 and located in West Memphis, Ark., Quality Flooring and Cleaning provides its customers with the best service at the best prices for flooring, cleaning and restoration throughout the Mid-South. For more information, visit https://www.qualityflooringandconstruction.com/ .

"Quality Flooring has done some work for me and I'm extremely happy with their workmanship," Skinner said. "They've just joined our team this year and I'm grateful for their support."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air, Hedger Brothers Concrete and Quality Flooring and Cleaning for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Continues Trend of Passing Cars Throughout All Star Speedweek and Brad Doty Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (July 15, 2020) - Greg Wilson finished ninth in the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires standings after recording two Hard Charger Awards and a top-five result during the second half of the spectacle.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team rallied from 22nd to 12th a week ago Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio, and from 16 th to fifth on Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars each night.

The fifth-place run was also the second of the season during Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions competition for Wilson.

"We needed that," he said. "We had two bad nights in a row before that so it was nice to come back and finish Speedweek the way we thought we were capable of.

"Racing a lot is helping us and at the same time the nights we struggled we were trying and learning some things to do to the car that I'm not accustomed to doing. We went too far a couple of nights and then some things I thought would work didn't. But as a whole I feel like we're getting more competitive every night. Multiple Hard Charger Awards, good runs and racing with good race cars is making us better."

Wilson also hustled from 22nd to 16th last Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio. It was tied for the most cars passed.

"We're passing a lot of cars, but that's because we're starting so far back with not qualifying well," he said. "We have an idea what to do with that at the moment. For the next week we don't have enough time to make some of the changes we need to make. We need to get through this weekend. Then I'm hoping some of the things we have worked out will help the qualifying thing. I'm not a good qualifier, but right now we should be qualifying better than we are. We have to figure some of that out. If I can get to where we are second or third in our group with the All Stars and top 15 with the World of Outlaws I'd be tickled to death because I think we can do something with that."

Wilson's most recent race was Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park, which hosted the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Wilson maneuvered from 22nd to 16 th in the A Main, which was tied for the second-most positions gained.

"For us that's one of our biggest races of the year," he said. "Ohio Logistics is a huge part of our team and they are the title sponsor. We moved up in the heat race from eighth to sixth and that got us in position to start toward the front of the B Main. We ran second in the B Main and passed a few cars in the feature. All in all it was a good night for us."

Wilson is heading east this weekend for All Star races on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and on Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 8 - Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 12 (22).

July 9 - Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (7); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (22).

July 10 - Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 6 (15).

July 11 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 7 (10).

July 12 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (16).

July 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

Wilson would also like to thank Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Posts Fourth Victory of the Season at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2020) - Brian Brown led the distance at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday to garner his 52 nd career 410ci winged sprint car triumph at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

It was a great ending to a weekend that began with a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event the previous night.

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (19).

"We seemed to be missing a little bit, especially on the qualifying end, at different places," Brown said. "That gets you behind the eight ball. We had to run the B Main and won it. We started 19th in the A Main. We got lapped pretty early, which happens on a small track like that. Once you get lapped you're caught in that position and we couldn't advance more. It wasn't a horrible night, but definitely not what we were looking for. On nights like that you can learn sometimes more than nights when things go well."

July 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

"We didn't qualify as well as we wanted," Brown said. "We tried something and we weren't as good. We went fifth to second in our heat and then we got a good draw so we could start on the front row of the feature. We knew four or five guys behind us would be tough. We were able to get out there and get rolling. As the race went on we changed our lines and moved around to get the win. When your schedule is more condensed than it is in past years you have to get every win you can when they are right there. We feel good where we are headed at Knoxville.

"Also, hats off to Knoxville Raceway, USAC and obviously the Dunkin's with the track crew of getting that in. It would have been easy to throw in the towel after all the rain. They kept plugging away at it and we were able to get it in. Chad, Nate and dad did a good job all night long as well."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"We're on the test-and-tune policy right now," Brown said. "Like when you go to the eye doctor and they say, 'Is that better or is that better?' We're thing to figure out if we can fine-tune things and make it better for all conditions - on a heavy track, a dry track, racing behind cars."

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Factory Kahne Shocks

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"We've been with them for several years," Brown said. "The consistency, reliability and the grip they give you night in and night out is second to none. I feel like they have the best product on the market. If you look at the results on Monday morning Factory Kahne Shocks is usually part of 75 or 80 percent of the wins across the country."

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

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Caps Weekend With Fifth Win Of 2020

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (July 15, 2020) Turning laps at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, July 11 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and Creek County Speedway on Sunday, July 12, with the ASCS Sooner Region, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. capped his weekend with a fifth season victory.
Ending up in a B-Feature at Riverside, Hafertepe's win placed him starting 17th in the A-Feature with the Hills Racing/Champion Brands No. 15h advancing 17 positions to place fifth.
"Overall, we were good all weekend," stated Sam.
"Saturday, we had a Heat Race where guys knew where to run, so maybe if we'd drawn a different Heat, things would have been different, but it happens that way sometimes. I tried to make something happen on the top on the start and just didn't make any hay, but really it ended up helping us having to run the 'B'. It gave us a better feel for the Racetrack and a better idea than a lot of guys on what the track was going to do."
Trekking six hours west to Creek County Speedway on Sunday, Hafertepe was at the top of the leaderboard every time he hit the track. Working through numerous cautions and red flags throughout the 25 lap event, Hafertepe was able to fend off the restart challenges.
"We had a run at one point where I tried to pick up the pace, and I could tell I drove off before the last red. Once we got going again, I took it easy towards the end and knew if I had to ramp it up what the car could do. The biggest thing was getting into traffic, but on an open track, I didn't feel like we were going to have any problems as long as I hit my marks."
Coming up next for Sam, the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h will follow the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network to U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. on Friday, July 17 before taking to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 18 to shake do their 360 program.
The team is still looking for another crew member. Inquiries can be made to sammy15@sbcglobal.net.
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).
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 32; Wins -5; Top 5 - 8; Top 10 - 16; Top 20 - 20;
Coming Up:
July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
July 18 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/360cid
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn, and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Harli White Ends Historic Weekend With Pair Of ASCS Podiums

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (July 15, 2020) Becoming the first woman to win with the National Tour of the American Sprint Car Series this past Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway, White continued that fast pace on Sunday with a runner-up finish at Creek County Speedway with the ASCS Sooner Region.
Asked what it meant to finally break through and get the win at Riverside, Harli stated, "It's a relief. To finally get the win that we've been so close too so many times, and being at Riverside, that's one of the toughest areas we race in all year, and Derek [Hagar] showed that. He made me earn it, but I couldn't be more proud of what my family has done to get me here, and so thankful for the work that Johnny [Herrera] has done. He's turned this thing around and constantly works with me. It's made all the difference having someone who knows what they're doing."
Leading the opening two laps, a misstep by White off the bottom of the second turn nearly cost here the race. Able to recover, Harli wheeled the Life of Hope Ministries No. 17w back to the lead through traffic on Lap 7.
"Once I got back around Derek for the lead, I was trying to be as aggressive as I could without messing up again, I knew he was going to be there, and in fact was there several times, but Johnny had the car where I could rotate off the bottom where everyone else was stuck through the middle so that made it where I could drive back under him."
Making the drive to Creek County Speedway on Sunday, White extended her streak of podium finishes to three with a runner-up finish to Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
"Sunday, we were a little loose at the end, but not enough that I had to throw the car. After the last restart, we stayed a lot closer to Sam than we had, but I don't think we had anything for him. Nevertheless, it was still a great way to end the weekend and keep our momentum going."
Coming up, the Champion Brands No. 17 will be at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. on Friday, July 17, with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network before getting more laps at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 18.
The 2020 season marks the 13th year of racing for Harli White. Racing full time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Harli will also mix in several events throughout the country when not on the road. For continued updates and news on Harli White, log onto http://www.harliwhiteracing.net.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 21; Wins -1; Top 5 - 6; Top 10 - 10;
Coming Up:
July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
July 18 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/360cid
Follow Harli White Online:
Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts
Sponsor Highlight:
Champion Brands, LLC: Originally Lowe Oil Co. founded by Ralph Lowe in 1956, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products, including fuel, brake fluid, oil and engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets.
The Sponsors:
Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, The Mower Shop, Choice Builders, Green Country Farms, Champion Brands, Smiley's Racing Products, MyRacePass.com, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Allstar Performance, Bald Hill Cattle Co., Schure Built Suspension, Bombshell Designs, PXP Racewear,

 

 

PETALUMA’S “WEST COAST STOCK CAR HALL OF FAME CLASSIC” ON TAP FOR USAC & BCRA MIDGETS

By Lance Jennings

JULY 14, 2020... This Saturday, July 18th, the USAC Western States and BCRA (Bay Cities Racing Association) Midgets will return to action at Petaluma Speedway. Promoted by Rick Faeth, the co-sanctioned special event / non-point race will also feature Wingless Spec Sprints, WMR Midgets, and 600 Micro Sprints. The Pit Gates will open at noon, the GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED, Practice starts at 5:00pm, and Racing at “The Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” will begin at 6:00pm. For event information, visit the track’s website at petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE). Floracing.com will broadcast a pay per view live stream over the internet.

Thanks to the generous contributions from Ken Clapp, the co-sanctioned “West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Classic” is now guaranteed to pay $1,000-to-win, $600-for-2nd, $500-for-3rd, $400-for-4th, and $300-for-5th. A special thanks goes to everyone who are making this race happen, especially Clapp and Faeth.

NOTICE TO RACERS: - ALL RACERS MUST PURCHASE THEIR USAC LICENSE / MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT AT USACRACING.COM OR USACLICENSE.COM. - CALIFORNIA STATE PROTOCOL CALLS FOR COMPETITORS, CREWS, OFFICIALS, AND ANYONE ON THE GROUNDS TO PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING, PROPER SANITIZING, AND FOLLOW LOCAL REGULATIONS REGARDING THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS. - 2020 APPROVED/LEGAL MUFFLERS: B&B: FRAC-0375-S w/side outlet, COAST FABRICATION: 300x625x17-2s, 350x625x17-2s, 400x625x17-2s, EXTREME: 3515-3030 (15” Long 5” round shell with 3”inlet & 3” outlet), 3615-3030 (15” Long 6” round shell with 3” inlet & 3” outlet), 3515-3030-8 (15” Long 5” round shell with 3”inlet & 3” outlet with turnout), 3615-3030-8 (15” Long 6” round shell with 3” inlet & 3” outlet with turnout), FLOWMASTER: (BCRA Approved) 13009130, 13509130, 13509135, SCHOENFELD: 14272535 *Failure to comply with the muffler rule will risk disqualification from the event. - FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS & DRAG LINK STRAPS ARE MANDATORY. - PETALUMA TARP RULE: Tarps are mandatory at Petaluma under all race cars in the pit area. The tarps must stick out at least one foot on each side.

Since October 6, 2012, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds has hosted nine USAC Western States Midget races and five different drivers have claimed victory. Ronnie Gardner leads all drivers with three wins and set the 1-lap track record of 14.200 on October 5, 2013. Last season, former BCRA Champion Maria Cofer earned her first USAC victory at Petaluma and the track series win list is at the end of this release.

When the checkered flags flew at Ventura Raceway on November 29th, Robert Dalby (Anaheim, CA) claimed his first USAC Western States Midget crown. Piloting the family owned #4D R-D Spring & Stamping / Lucas Oil Spike, Dalby had three feature wins, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, four heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 46 feature laps led. Looking to advance his racing career, Robert moved to the Midwest in the off season.

Cory Elliott (Bakersfield, CA) finished second in the championship point standings. Driving the family owned #11E Capital E Trucking / Nagel Earthworks Spike, Elliott posted two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. The 2015 Rookie of the year will be looking for the third USAC win of his career this Saturday night.

Ben Worth (Coalinga, CA) placed third in the point chase and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Racing Dean Alexander’s #5G Walker Air Filtration / WFX Spike, Worth had one feature win, six top-10 finishes, and 32 feature laps led to his credit. After winning his USAC debut at Bakersfield, Ben will have his sights on adding a Petaluma victory to his resume.

David Prickett (Fresno, CA) ranked fourth in the USAC Western States point standings. Finishing the season in the Neverlift Motorsports’ #15DJ Monster Seal / Western Performance Spike, Prickett recorded two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in the campaign. The 2012 Dirt Champion will be looking to win the “West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Classic.”

C.J. Sarna (Palm Desert, CA) took fifth in the chase for the championship. Piloting his #20 Cactus Jacks Bar & Grill / Final Final Clothing Spike, Sarna posted one heat race victory, one lucky 13 award, and six top-10 finishes on the season. The 2007 Co-Rookie of the Year will have his sights on his first triumph at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds.

Petaluma’s 3/8-mile oval will host the traditional 360s of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series on Saturday, August 8th.

Petaluma Speedway is located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Due to the local health department regulations regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED for the event. For more information, visit the track's website at petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).

The USAC Western States Midget Series thanks AMSOIL, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Rod End Supply, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the series, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC Western States Midget Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

FloSports has USAC Western States Midget live videos and on demand coverage available for purchase at floracing.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET CHAMPIONS: *1982-Jeff Heywood, 1983-Sleepy Tripp, 1984-Tommy White, 1985-Sleepy Tripp, 1986-Robby Flock, 1987-Sleepy Tripp, 1988-Sleepy Tripp, 1989-Robby Flock, 1990-Sleepy Tripp, 1991-Sleepy Tripp, 1992-Sleepy Tripp, 1993-Robby Flock, 1994-Johnny Cofer, 1995-Billy Boat, 1996-Jay Drake, 1997-Ricky Shelton, 1998-Rick Hendrix, 1999-Marc DeBeaumont, 2000-Wally Pankratz, 2001-Danny Ebberts, 2002-Robby Flock, 2003-Steve Paden, 2004-Johnny Rodriguez, 2005-Jerome Rodela, 2006-Jerome Rodela, 2007-Johnny Rodriguez, 2008-Nic Faas, 2009-Garrett Hansen, 2010-Alex Schutte, 2011-Cory Kruseman, 2012-Shannon McQueen, 2013-Ronnie Gardner, 2014- Ronnie Gardner, 2015-Ronnie Gardner, 2016-Ronnie Gardner, 2017-Ronnie Gardner, 2018-Michael Faccinto, 2019-Robert Dalby.

PETALUMA USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET WINS: 3-Ronnie Gardner, 2-Michael Faccinto, 2-Alex Schutte, 1-Maria Cofer, 1-Shane Golobic.

 

 

2019 WINNINGEST DRIVERS SET TO MEET STAURDAY AT LORAIN COUNTY

July 15, 2020 – When Must See Racing (MSR) invades Lorain County Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio Saturday night for season opener, it will include several side bar stories. Perhaps none bigger than the anticipated faceoff between Bobby Santos III and Troy DeCaire.

The duo waged a fierce battle in 2019 to see who would win the most pavement sprint car feature events in the country. DeCaire, who calls Tampa, Florida home, ultimately edged out Santos for the national wins title with 10 pavement sprint car feature victories compared to the 9 Santos claimed.
Decaire won most of his races with the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) but was also victorious in the Northeast and Gulf Coast regions of the country. He was also the 2019 SSSS series champion.

Santos, who calls Franklin, Massachusetts home but currently resides in Noblesville, Indiana, won all his races with the King of the Wing and Auto Value Super Sprints (AVSS) series and was victorious in winged and non-winged events. Santos was the 2019 AVSS wing and non-wing champion.
Surprisingly, neither of these drivers were able to face off against one another at any point during the 2019 season. But that will change Saturday night at Lorain County Raceway Park. Both drivers’ paths will finally collide for the first time in several seasons.

DeCaire announced earlier in the season that he will be wheeling the Florida based Statham Construction #36 Hurricane Chassis car at all MSR races with his sights on capturing a third career championship with the series. It has been several seasons since he has competed with the series full-time.
Santos, who typically only runs select events with most series, has also entered Saturday’s event. Even with a shorted 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each driver has managed to find victory lane this season. DeCaire currently has 3 wins and Santos has 1 victory.

The face-off between these two drivers is just one of many story lines to watch in Saturday’s event. Five-time and defending MSR champion Jimmy McCune is not to be overlooked. He has constantly found victory lane in winged asphalt sprint car racing for more than a decade. Local driver Charlie Schultz, who has more laps than most at LCRP and has won in Supermodifieds and crate sprint cars at the track, is another driver to keep an eye on.

A very stout line-up of drivers is expected for this event. Arguably the strongest in many seasons. In addition to Santos, DeCaire, McCune, and Schultz, other drivers expected include Brian Gerster, Jason Blonde, Tyler Roahrig, Joe Liguori, Kevin Feeney, Anthony McCune, Jeff Bloom, and Travis Miniea among many others.

In addition to the MSR winged 410 sprints, the Midwest Supermodified Series Supers and MSR Lights winged crate sprint cars will all be competing in this blockbuster event. Three complete open wheel classes will be competing in the same night.

Due to current Ohio state regulations due to COVID-19, only 1800 grandstand tickets will be available for purchase. The tickets will not be available until the day of the event on a first-come basis. After the tickets are gone, that will be it. This will only be the second event held at LCRP since its 2020 reopening after closing early in 2019. A huge crowd is anticipated. Fans are encouraged to get there early to safely secure tickets. Gates open at 2:00 with qualifying at 5:00 followed by racing at 7:00.

Don’t miss this epic event. Please visit www.mustseeracing.com for more information and details on this event.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League take on I-44

Belleville, IL. (07/14/2020) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League teams get to test their driving talents at the famous I-44 Riverside Speedway this weekend, Saturday, July 18th.

Slated on the docket of fast racing excitement to also compete are the always exciting POWRi Micro's with Jr. Sprint, Restricted, A-Class Wing, and Non-Wing Micros all scheduled for side-by-side action this Saturday, July 18th. I-44 Riverside Speedway pits will be open at 4:30 pm with driver's meeting scheduled for 5:45 pm. Wheel Pack Begins at 6 pm with hot-laps and racing action to follow.

The last trip to I-44 Riverside Speedway with the POWRi West Midget League in town, Trey Marcham swept the night. By winning his heat race from the fourth place starting position, then that ultimately made him the high point man for the night, and Marcham took home the victory after 25 laps.

With all standalone POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League events being double points, the chase for the points lead will be outstanding with Saturday's event. Leading into this weekend, the reigning champion, Andrew Felker has the points lead with a 640-point advantage over the driver Jake Neuman in the second position. The POWRi rookie Trey Gropp, sits back in third with 810 points behind Felker.

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'Christmas In July' Toys for Tots Drive Featuring the OVSCA Sprints at Ohio Valley Speedway Up Next

Santa Claus is coming to town and he is checking to see who has been naughty and nice this Friday Night, July 17th at Ohio Valley Speedway! He's not bringing Reindeer or the Elves but the OVSCA Sprints are all the good tidings we'll need as the Winged Warriors take to the 3/8 mile speedplant. Also on Santa's checklist will be the $800 to win Sportmod special that will see the budget minded division square off for bragging rights and an increased purse. But the most important reason Santa is in town is to help those less fortunate children this Holiday season with a Toy for Tots Toy Drive at the Valley.

Race fans are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped Toys to be entered into a drawing for FREE future race tickets of your choice. The more toys you bring the more chances you have to win! For the racers.....whichever racer brings the most Toys in each division (Sprints not included) will earn the pole position in the feature event (Sportmods will earn pole for 7/24 event). So fans and racers lets get those Toys to the Valley and support our local Toys for Tots Foundation and give the kids a great Christmas to remember!

A complete night of edge of your seat racing action is also on the card featuring the OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sportmods, 4 Cylinders and WRA Mini Wedges.

Gates will open at 4, with Wedges beginning at 6:15, Hotlaps/Qualifying getting underway at 6:45 with racing taking the green at 7:30. General admission is $15 with children 10 and under FREE while pit prices are $30 with kids 5 and under FREE. A full concession stand will be available for fans dining pleasure, featuring your favorite racetrack staples including Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs w/Sauce, Cheesesticks, Fries, Nachos and much more! Plus quench your thirst with your favorite Pepsi products along with our 'famous' Sweet Tea!

About OVS: Ohio Valley Speedway is a fast 3/8 mile dirt track located just south of Lubeck, WV on Rt. 68 south and Wadesville Road and races every Friday Night April thru September. Opened in 1958, and known by most as the 'Valley', the Mountain State gem has played host to some of the biggest names in open wheel and short track racing history over the years and parlays it quintessential paperclip configuration into terrific racing action nightly. For more information give us a call at 304-771-5661 or on Raceday at 304-861-0299. Be sure to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ohiovalleyspeedway for all the latest news and events.

 

Michalski shows consistency in Central PA; Williams Grove with All Stars ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (July 14, 2020) – A perfect test session for a loaded agenda ahead, Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports displayed speed and consistency during the recent weekend, first earning a 14th-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 10, followed by a 13th-place finish at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 11.

Consistency is vital, but finding extra speed will be just as important for the Penndel Pistol this Friday and Saturday, as the All Star Circuit of Champions will be invading Williams Grove Speedway for the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on Friday, followed by a $10,000-to-win Outlaw Tuneup program at Lincoln on Saturday.

Michalski is certainly no stranger to victory lane in Pennsylvania Posse Country, earning a first-ever feature win at Lincoln in June of 2019.

“The next two weekends are going to be big, but we are ready for it. We’ve been waiting for these races all season so I’m glad to finally be preparing for them,” Brett Michalski said, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car. “We were able to put together a consistent weekend and that’s a great way to start a busy month. Momentum plays a big part in sprint car racing, in any sport, really, so we want to take advantage of that and put together a few more solid runs before the Outlaws come to town.

“I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work over the last month or so,” Michalski continued. “Even when things get tough, they hang tough and never give up. That’s more valuable than anything.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

2020 Highlights: Scored top-ten during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 7; finished eighth after starting fifth. Won heat races at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15. Won heat race at Lincoln Speedway on June 20.


 


Brock Zearfoss scores podium during Dean Knittel Memorial; Brad Doty Classic later today

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 14, 2020) – Brock Zearfoss’ return to All Star Circuit of Champions competition was short lived, but action-packed, entering three straight nights of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition which included a stop at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10, before visiting Sharon Speedway for an highly-anticipated doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12.

Although forced to swallow a pair of sour outcomes during action at Sharon, ending the two-day visit with 14th and 16th-place finishes, respectively, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ put together an impressive display during his visit to Portsmouth and finished third during the evening’s $15,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial main event. Zearfoss kicked-off the program with a heat race victory, eventually finishing second in the second of two dashes.

Despite being scored 14th during Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial on Friday, July 11, Zearfoss started from the pole position and battled for a podium spot during the first 25 circuits. Mechanical issues led to an eventual ‘DNF’ for Zearfoss, as a suspension component broke in the front-end causing the familiar ‘3Z’ to tumble in turn two. Zearfoss walked away unharmed.

“We had a solid night at Portsmouth, but we wanted that to transfer into our two days at Sharon. We were good enough to win, but we’ll learn from this and move on,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/Bruce’s Speed Shop/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t say enough about my team. Tye and Shane continue to show how dedicated they are to this race team and I couldn’t be more proud. We have one more night in Ohio before returning to Pennsylvania for a few races close to home. Our goal is to take advantage of the situation and grab a win in front of our home fans.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign later this evening – Tuesday, July 14 – with the annual Brad Doty Classic featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Attica Raceway Park. Zearfoss is the defending Brad Doty Classic champion, earning the $10,000 payday under All Star Circuit of Champions sanction over Labor Day weekend.

Zearfoss’ week will continue with three consecutive All Star events beginning with the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17, followed by the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 25

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10.


Matt Westfall visits Knoxville with USAC; Gas City and Fremont ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (July 14, 2020) – A competitive outing, nonetheless, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports made the tow to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, over the recent weekend and joined the best of the USAC National Sprint Car Series for the annual Corn Belt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 10-11.

Joining more than 50 of the nation’s finest non-wing sprint car competitors, Westfall qualified for each of the USAC main events and finished 19th and 17th, respectively. The 2019 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) champion earned his way into the 30-lap finale by winning his respective qualifier.

Westfall’s Friday night qualifying method was a fourth-place performance during his respective heat race.

“It was a fun weekend at Knoxville Raceway. I think our potential was a little greater than where we finished, but we qualified for one of the biggest races of our sport, so we’ll take that and run with it,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “We’ll take what we learned and put it to good use over the rest of our season. We’re hungry for that first win, so hopefully we can get there soon.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with another doubleheader weekend, this time entering action within Indiana and Ohio. The Forest, Ohio-based motorsports team will enter competition at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 17, followed by BOSS action at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 18. Westfall is the defending BOSS winner at Fremont; one of four BOSS wins for the familiar No. 33M in 2019.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led the first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: N/A

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned five consecutive top-ten finishes during sprint car action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway (twice), Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Kokomo Speedway on June 17-21. Finished third during feature action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (seventh & third) during action at Kokomo Speedway and Atomic Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4.


Michael joins All Stars for handful of Ohio Speedweek starts; Brad Doty Classic tonight

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (July 14, 2020) – T.J. Michael’s 2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign was competitive, without a doubt, and despite missing the top-ten column during his efforts, the ‘Texas Traveler’ gained valuable insight and plans to put those lessons to work beginning later today – Tuesday, July 14 – at Attica Raceway Park.

The annual Brad Doty Classic featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is on Attica’s agenda and will award a top prize equalling $10,000. Michael, a former winner on the Attica highbanks aboard a 305 sprint car, is excited to join the Greatest Show On Dirt and hopes to once again qualify for one of Ohio’s premier sprint car showcases.

Incidentally, Michael’s top performance of Ohio Sprint Speedweek was at Attica Raceway Park. The Plano, Texas-native, who spends his summer months in Fremont, finished 17th after starting 17th; there were 46 cars on hand.

“I’m excited, for sure. It’s one of the biggest races on our calendar. And with Eldora Speedway not having the chance to open, this is the biggest race of our year, so far,” Michael said, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car. “Speedweek had its ups and down. I think we were faster than what the results show. When you’re racing against that level of talent every night, a fraction of a second can make or break your entire evening. But, we learned a lot and we had fun. We still have a lot of racing left on our schedule.”

A schedule beyond Attica Raceway Park’s Brad Doty Classic will be determined in the coming days. Those curious should stay alert on social media for continuing updates.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with TJ Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27.


Danny Dietrich highlights Sharon doubleheader with top-five during Lou Blaney Memorial

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 14, 2020) – Reuniting with the All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich made the trip west to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, during the recent weekend and helped the traveling All Stars close-out the 2020 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The two-day program, featuring the Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday and Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops on Sunday, proved to be a success story for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively, and passing more cars than most. In fact, Dietrich’s fifth-place run on Saturday was the product of row nine, eventually battling ahead 12 spots to earn his top-five appearance.

“It was a fun weekend at Sharon. I’m glad we were able to make the trip. The most important part is we were able to spend time with Derek Snyder of Sweeney and Pace Performance. He’s a big part of our team and anytime we have the chance to spend time together, we jump on the opportunity,” Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “The only thing that could have made the weekend better is getting a win. We had the speed, we just need to put it all together next time.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with an All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader on Friday through Sunday, July 17-19. The weekend will commence with the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Double-D’ is the defending opening night winner of the Bob Weikert Memorial.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 17
Top-10s: 24
Wins: 4

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12.

 

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League take on I-44 Riverside Speedway

Belleville, IL. (07/14/2020) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League teams get to test their driving talents at the famous I-44 Riverside Speedway this weekend, Saturday, July 18th.

Slated on the docket of fast racing excitement to also compete are the always exciting POWRi Micro’s with Jr. Sprint, Restricted, A-Class Wing, and Non-Wing Micros all scheduled for side-by-side action this Saturday, July 18th. I-44 Riverside Speedway pits will be open at 4:30 pm with driver’s meeting scheduled for 5:45 pm. Wheel Pack Begins at 6 pm with hot-laps and racing action to follow.

The last trip to I-44 Riverside Speedway with the POWRi West Midget League in town, Trey Marcham swept the night. By winning his heat race from the fourth place starting position, then that ultimately made him the high point man for the night, and Marcham took home the victory after 25 laps.

With all standalone POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League events being double points, the chase for the points lead will be outstanding with Saturday’s event. Leading into this weekend, the reigning champion, Andrew Felker has the points lead with a 640-point advantage over the driver Jake Neuman in the second position. The POWRi rookie Trey Gropp, sits back in third with 810 points behind Felker.

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Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Valley Speedway Postpones POWRi WAR King of Kansas City

Belleville, IL. (07/14/2020) Due to ongoing restrictions and limitations by Jackson County and City Officials of Grain Valley, Missouri, Valley Speedway has been forced to make the ultimate decision in postponing this weekend’s racing program that includes the annual running of the “King of Kansas City” with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

Originally slated for competition on Saturday, July 18th Valley Speedway and POWRi officials are diligently working on finding a replacement date to be announced later in the season. “As soon as the track knows more and can hold events again at Valley Speedway, we will make the best effort to continue to keep the safety of everyone at the forefront.” Dennis Shrout of Valley Speedway would state about the latest development at the Jackson county track.

Performance Open Wheel Racing Incorporated would like to express gratitude to all tracks, teams, and fans for their continued support and understanding during these trying times. County Health officials have said that the decision was made because of a dramatic increase in the county's weekly COVID-19 case count, as well as an increasing positive test rate, which has nearly tripled to over 14% (7-day moving average) since June 24.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Friday that people in the Kansas City metro area will be required to wear masks indefinitely. While announcing the city’s next steps in COVID-19 response efforts at a Friday news conference, Lucas said the new order extends the mask mandate for at least the duration of Kansas City’s COVID-19 state of emergency, which is currently set to expire on Aug. 15.

Racing action for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will now resume on Saturday, July 25th at Monett Speedway in Monett Missouri.

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

 

 

Rico Abreu back on top with All Stars; Victorious at Muskingum for $5,000

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, July 8th-12th Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Brushcreek Motorsports Complex: 2nd (4th) Muskingum County Speedway: 1st (1st) Portsmouth Raceway Park: 12th (17th) Sharon Speedway: 3rd (5th) Sharon Speedway: 6th (10th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 14, 2020) - Rico Abreu’s final five nights in the Buckeye State for Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions proved successful for the St. Helena, California-native, ending the five-race stretch with three podium performances, highlighting all starts with a dominating victory at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on Thursday, July 9.

Forced to hold off former Outlaw full-timer, Shane Stewart, as well as two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, for all 30 circuits, the victory was Abreu’s first All Star win in nearly three seasons, claiming $5,000 in the process and adding an Ohio Speedweek win to match his recent PA Speedweek triumph.

“Patience was keen there when we got to lapped traffic. You got guys like Aaron Reutzel, Shane Stewart, Kyle Larson behind you; you gotta really hustle it,” an elated Rico Abreu said in Muskingum victory lane. “My car had a really good right rear squeeze to it, so I could carry a lot of momentum to the center of the corner then just kinda back everything up getting off. My guys did a phenomenal job. They worked all night long and made little tweaks every time we got off of the track. It’s all based on communication with them and making sure you’re giving them the right feedback. I feel like we hit all of our steps.”

Abreu’s other podium results occurred at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex on Wednesday, July 8, where the Californian finished second, as well as at Sharon Speedway where he finished third during the annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11.

Although unable to double-up in the podium column during action at Sharon Speedway, Abreu capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek with a sixth-place performance during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops action on Sunday, July 12; Rico started tenth on the grid.

Upcoming plans for Rico Abreu and the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/Salty’s BBQ/Self Made Racing/Sweeney Cars/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 team remain uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online for continuing updates pertaining to Abreu’s schedule.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ricosvan 2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 28 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 11 Total Top-10s: 14 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Schatz scores three consecutive top-fives, climbs to second in WoO championship points

Date: Friday, July 10th Event: The Outlaws at 34 Raceway Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

Date: Saturday, July 11th Event: The Outlaws at Wilmot Raceway Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, Wisconsin) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (7th)

Date: Sunday, July 12th Event: Wabash Clash Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Indiana) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (23rd)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 2888-points | second (44-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 14, 2020) - After missing the top-ten during holiday action at Cedar Lake Speedway one week prior, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing put together an impressive three-day performance during action in Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana, highlighting the weekend slate with a pair of runner-up finishes, one of which the result of a hard charge from 23rd at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Sunday, July 12. Schatz’ passing display was sound enough to earn the evening’s Hard Charger Award for passing the most main event cars.

Schatz was forced to start 23rd after losing a motor during his respective heat race.

“We got ourselves qualified well at Terre Haute, but the Heat Race went to Hell in a handbag,” Schatz said. “So, that’s just the way it works. We had to dig ourselves out of a hole. It’s a pretty respectable night. We’d like to be a little bit better. We won’t hang our head on it. It’s trying at the moment, but we’ll dig through it. These (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are incredible at what they do.”

Donny Schatz kicked-off his weekend in the upper-Midwest with a runner-up result at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, July 10. The Fargo, North Dakota-native started second on the feature grid and battled with eventual winner Parker Price-Miller during the closing laps.

Just one position shy of a podium sweep, Schatz finished fourth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 11. The ten-time World of Outlaws champion started seventh on the evening grid, locking himself in with a third-place run during his respective heat race.

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 team will continue their 2020 World of Outlaws championship quest with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 14. The annual Brad Doty Classic will award a $10,000 top prize.

Schatz is a former winner of the Brad Doty Classic and will enter the event second in the World of Outlaws championship chase, trailing Brad Sweet by 44 markers.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

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

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 22 World of Outlaws Wins: 2 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 10 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 16

 

 

URSS Preparing for 64th Annual Hutchinson Nationals this Friday

The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is slated to take on the 64th Annual running of the Hutchinson Nationals. The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series drivers will head to the Kansas State Fairgrounds on July 17 for a prestigious and action-packed event paying $1000 to win. With the IMCA Sprint Cars will be NCRA Sprint Cars, NCRA Modifieds, and NCRA Late Models. Racing will begin at 7PM. Admission is $20, children 11 & under are free.

Heading into the 64th running of the Hutchinson Nationals, the historic half-mile Kansas State Fairgrounds turns over it’s 110th year. New to the event this year are the United Rebel Sprint Series Sprint Cars.

United Rebel Sprint Series driver, JD Johnson, is a two-time Hutchinson Nationals Champion with the 360 NCRA Sprint Cars, claiming the title in 2006 and 2015. Another driver to keep an eye on is Kyler Johnson, whose father, CJ Johnson, is a three-time Hutchinson Nationals Champion, claiming the title in 2000, 2002, and 2003.

Heading into the July 17 event at Kansas State Fairgrounds, a heated points battle is up for grabs. Ty Williams currently sits as the Mel Hembelton Ford Racing United Rebel Sprint Series points leader. JD Johnson trails behind the points lead by just twelve points, and Zach Blurton by fourteen points. Kyler Johnson sits fourth in series points, and Shane Sundquist rounds out the top-five in points standings.

 

 

31st Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Postponed Until 2021

Knoxville, Iowa, July 14, 2020 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is sad to announce that this year’s 31st Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum induction banquet will be postponed until 2021.

“With Iowa being listed as a red state, and quarantines being placed on travelers from several states who visit Iowa, it just wasn’t fair to our inductees, their families, friends, and our inductees who travel from Pennsylvania and other states to be with us”, stated Bob Baker, the museum’s executive director.

Originally scheduled for May 30 earlier this summer, the 31st Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet was moved to Saturday August 1, due to COVID-19 regulations placed on social gatherings. This year’s inductees include Drivers Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer, Sammy Swindell; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders Walt Dyer and Paul Leffler; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors Don Lamberti and Spencer Riggs; and Pre-1945 Inductee Bill Cummings. Now with the quarantines placed on Iowa as a red state, the induction banquet will move back to Saturday, June 5, the traditional weekend after Memorial Day in 2021.

Guests who have purchased induction banquet tickets to this year’s induction banquet should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the 31st Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet, which will again be held in Knoxville, Iowa.

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

 

 

NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Bechtelsville, PA

JARED UMBENHAUER AND BRIAN HIRTHLER TOP NASCAR POINTS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

URC SPRINTS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN MAKE UP EXCITING TRIPLEHEADER FOR JULY 18

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 14, 2020 . . . Popular racing talent Jared Umbenhauer, a three time T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman champion, sits in the number one position as he chases his first T.P.Trailers Modified championship at Grandview Speedway. Umbenhauer has 863 points giving him a 20 point edge over veteran talent Doug Manmiller.

In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, a former champion, sits on top of the standings with 732 counters. Hirthler, the feature winner last Saturday, is 60 points in front of Jack Butler.

Defending Modified champion Duane Howard has 818 tallies to hold third spot in the Modified point battle while ten time champion Craig Von Dohren sits in fourth with 790 points. Ryan Grim has 737 tallies to hold fifth.

Sitting third in the Sportsman division is Kyle Lilick with 607 points. Brad Arnold is fourth having earned 595 points and defending champion Brad Brightbill has pocketed 588 points.

The Modifieds have had 41 racers earn points while the Sportsman have had 44 competitors earn tallies. The two divisions are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series that includes tracks from across the nation.

Next on the schedule at Grandview is an action packed July 18th tripleheader that will feature the United Racing Club Sprint cars, T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman. Expected to head up the action for the Sprinters will be such standouts as Josh Weller, Adam Carberry, Curt Michael, Austin Bishop and a host of others. The Sprint cars always offer edge of your seat high speed excitement and this will be their only Saturday night appearance of the season.

All three divisions will take part in qualifying events leading up to a 25-lap feature for the Sprinters, 30-lap feature for the Modifieds and 25 laps for Sportsman. The stock cars are all part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at the front gate area. This Saturday Josh Weller will be representing the URC Sprints and Colt Harris will represent the T.P.Trailers Modifieds. Fans have the opportunity to meet the racers, take photos and collect autographs.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5. Under 6 are admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. while racing gets the green at 7:30 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying home.

For those wanting to plan well in advance another tripleheader is set for July 25th featuring the Wingless Super Sportsman, Modifieds and Sportsman. While on August 1st the 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds will take place. This event pays homage to the track founder.

Full information on happenings at Grandview Speedway, now in its 58th consecutive season of racing, can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

The Sharks Scores Win with Van Lare Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Already with two wins under his belt aboard the Monhoff Racing entry, Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports broke through for their first win of 2020 as ‘The Shark’ feasted at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night amongst a strong three-night stretch of action.

“I was really happy with our speed all three nights,” Sean Becker said. “My pill drawing disabilities proved to be a killer for us both Wednesday and Saturday, and I had to battle past some really good cars and was only able to salvage some decent finishes even though our car was capable of more.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Becker and Van Lare Motorsports got the night started off with Becker timing in third fastest amongst the 37 cars packed into the pit area.

Running third in his heat race, Becker would find himself lining up in the sixth position for the 30-lap feature event.

On the racy Ocean Speedway bullring, “The Shark” was in fine form aboard the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed No. 5v machine. Getting up into the third spot on the seventh lap, Becker would continue to feast on the competition as he moved into second on the race’s 10th circuit.

The Roseville, CA driver continued his charge to the front as he raced into the lead on the race’s 13th lap. Out front, it was smooth sailing for the perennial favorite in Nor Cal, and he would cruise to his third win of the season, and his first with Van Lare Motorsports.

Looking to keep the momentum rolling, Becker and company checked into Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, looking for more glory. Again, timing in third quickest in qualifying time trials, Becker would pick up a second place finish in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the sixth starting position, Becker would again have his work cut out for him during the 25-lap feature event on this night.

Able to pick up a couple of positions over the course of the feature event, Becker would break into the Top-5 on the race’s 16th lap, before a late race move put him in the fourth position at the finish line.

Wednesday night, Becker was also in action as he checked in at Marysville Raceway with Dan Monhoff and the Monhoff Racing No. 88n entry.

With 27 cars in the pit area, Becker actually started his qualifying trend off on this night as he would time in third quickest in time trials before a second place run in his heat race.

Pulling the seven pill, Becker would line up back in the fourth row alongside good friend, Andy Forbserg.

Able to race his way forward in a very entertaining battle, Becker would crack the Top-Five, and make it a week of three top-five finishes as he took the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 11, Top-10’s- 13

ON TAP: Becker will travel to Ocean Speedway this weekend where he will pilot the Van Lare Motorsports entry on Friday night, and the Monhoff Racing machine on Saturday night during the annual HK Classic.

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

 

 

OCEAN AND PETALUMA ON TAP FOR WESTERN MIDGET RACING WEEKEND

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA (July 14, 2020) – After a successful return to action last Friday night for Western Midget Racing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, the series continues this weekend for a doubleheader of action. The Ecotec-powered Midget cars will race Friday at Ocean Speedway and then make their debut at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, wrapping up a stretch of three events in eight days.

Defending Ocean Speedway WMR champion David Prickett of Fresno picked up where left off with his seventh career victory on Friday night. Prickett topped a 12-car turnout. He was followed across the line by 17-year-old Jackson Dukes of Clovis and Watsonville’s Tyler Slay, who won the heat race. 2019 Ventura WMR champion Randi Pankratz failed to finish the main event.

Friday’s jaunt at Ocean Speedway is part of the opening night of the tenth Howard Kaeding Classic, adding to the gravity of the proceedings. Western Midget Racing will be joined by the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hobby Stocks in action. Much of the same competitors who raced in the season opener are expected to return on Friday, including Dixon Speedway 2019 Non-Wing Micro champion Norman Harley Rose, Jon Santibanes of Fairfield, Tyler Dolacki of Fresno, and Blake Bower of Brentwood.

On Saturday, the WMR will travel 125 miles north to Petaluma for its debut appearance at the Marin County Fairgrounds 3/8ths mile oval. All four divisions competing will be open wheel, including the USAC/BCRA Midgets, Wingless Spec Sprints, and Non-Wing 600 Micro Sprints also competing. It will mark the third venue for WMR and the largest track the series has competed on. It should serve as another showcase for the performance of the affordable GM production engines, built from 2006-12.

Both events will be streamed by Speed Shift TV and Flo Racing as both venues are closed to spectators due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pit gates open at 1:00 pm on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, located at the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds. The drivers meeting will be at 4:45 pm with hot laps to follow. On Saturday at Petaluma, pit gates open at noon with hot laps beginning at 5:00 pm. Tarps are required in the pits under each car at Petaluma Speedway in an effort to capture fluids.

For more information about the Western Midget Racing series, visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow the series on Facebook.

 

 

Dover Dominates MSTS Event at Rapid Speedway for Fifth Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (July 14, 2020) - Jack Dover recorded his fifth feature triumph of the year last Friday at Rapid Speedway, which hosted a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event.

"We went out for hot laps and weren't the best so we made some adjustments," he said. "We tried some new stuff in the heat. We got a good start, but they didn't like it so they called it back. On the second attempt we got up to second within the first lap."

Dover charged from seventh to second place in a heat race to lock into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We ran up high in turns one and two and low in turns three and four, but my car would go anywhere I wanted it to," he said. "That's a pretty good feeling to have that good of a race car. We were able to lap up to third place. We keep learning and building every weekend."

Dover led the distance of the race to secure his 30th career victory with the series. He has won three straight races and four of his last five at the track dating back to 2018.

Dover plans on competing this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. He will also race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Beyond this weekend's races work continues for Dover, who is tackling the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on July 31 and Aug. 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, 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, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Rebounds for 13th-Place Finish at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 14, 2020) - Danny Sams III tied the second-best result of his career during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition last Saturday when the series visited Riverside International Speedway.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver overcame a mid-race crash before capturing a 13th-place result in his first race at the track since October 2017.

"I'm very happy," he said. "It was a good points night. It felt good to move forward in the heat race and rebound after an unfortunate accident in the feature."

Sams III hustled from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which earned enough points to lock into the 11th starting spot for the main event.

"We had a good start to the night," he said. "I felt more comfortable being at a place we knew. We had an idea of what to do before we went out.

"I ran around 11th for the first part of the feature before two cars got together in front of me. I clipped one and spun."

Sams III restarted at the back of the pack and rallied to finish 13 th. It marked his second 13th-place run in his last three races with the series. He now ranks 12th in the championship standings - only 16 points out of the top 10.

This weekend's plan features a debut at two tracks. Sams III will head to U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Friday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before making his first career start at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"I'm very excited and hope to keep the momentum rolling," he said. "It will be good to get my debut at Knoxville out of the way before the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (11).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.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 Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Notches 17th-Place Result During Debut at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 14, 2020) - Alex Hill posted a top-20 finish last Saturday during her first competition at Riverside International Speedway.

"We did okay for our first time there," said Hill, who battled a 37-car field to finish 17th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A Main. "The track was really sloppy in hot laps and that made it difficult to get a feel for it since I had never raced there before. Looking back, I think that kept me from being more aggressive later in the night when the track got better."

Hill was able to pick up a pair of positions in her heat race after starting sixth. That gave her enough points to qualify for the A Main.

"Our heat race went well," she said. "I passed a car for fifth and then was able to get by another one coming out of the final turn to finish fourth and qualify for the A Main."

Hill rolled off in the 15th starting spot for the night's main event.

"I had a good car, but I made a few mistakes," she said. "I ran the bottom when I should've been running higher and that cost us a better finishing spot."

She was credited with a 17th-place outing.

Up next for Hill will be another ASCS National Tour race on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., followed by a trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Her next racing week will begin early with a visit to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 21.

"With the ASCS western swing being canceled we're going to work out of Wade Huisman's shop at Keizer Wheels in Iowa for a while," she said. "We're planning to race at Knoxville the next two weeks to get more seat time for the 360 Nationals. We're also planning to race at some area tracks around there."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - XYZ Machining

XYZ Machining is a manufacturer of aluminum and titanium sprint car parts located in Warsaw, Ind. Visit www.xyzmachining.com or XYZ Machining, Inc. on Facebook for more information.

"We get some of our parts from XYZ Machining," Hill said. "Their quality is very good."

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

 

 

Kyle Schuett Scores Career-Best Outlaws Finish to Cap Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 14, 2020) - A career-best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finish at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday night capped a busy three-day racing weekend for Kyle Schuett.

"Terre Haute was my first half-mile track in a sprint car," he said. "The speed definitely took some getting used to. I was moving my arms way too much in qualifying and probably gave up half a second each lap.

"The heat race was kind of 'where you start is where you finish.' There was no reason to push the issue in the heat race because we were all in the A Main, anyway."

Schuett, who qualified 21st and placed seventh in a heat race, rolled off 21st in the evening's main event. He gained a handful of positions to finish 16th.

"The feature was just about running all the laps because there were a lot of wrecks and cautions, including a fuel stop," he said. "I just tried to stay out of trouble and worked on my driving."

Schuett shook off some rust from a month-long absence from the track on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

"We were just off all night," said Schuett, who eventually finished eighth in the Last Chance Showdown. "We missed the gear in qualifying and I could tell I was off after being out of the car for about a month. It was a cowboy-up, up-on-the-wheel track.

"I finally started making some decent laps in the B Main and started getting my rhythm down. But with the Outlaws, you have to be on point pretty much starting with hot laps in order to do well."

Schuett followed the Outlaws to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday. He found some speed after qualifying, but saw his night end early in the A Main.

"Wilmot was different than usual," he said. "It's usually slick, even for qualifying. But that night it was tacky with a cushion. Our car was tight in qualifying. We kicked ourselves for that because we loosened the car after qualifying and went from ninth to seventh in our heat race, missing the transfer by one position."

Following a first lap red flag, Schuett restarted third in the Last Chance Showdown.

"The top was definitely the lane to be in and I got shuffled back to fifth before I was able to get there," he said. "Then I was able to get around a couple of cars to finish third and transfer to the A Main."

Schuett's main event run was short-lived after starting 21st.

"I was racing with a guy on the second lap," he said. "I went up a little bit and he came down a bit and my car got tight with a full load of fuel. I got my right front into his left rear and it spun me and tipped me on my side. There was too much damage in the two minutes that we had in the work area so that ended our night."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (7).

July 11 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 24 (23).

July 12 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine and Tool

Engler Machine and Tool specializes in fuel injection systems for 600 and 1000 micro sprints, midgets, 305s, 360s, 410s and big blocks. They can build a custom injection to meet your specific needs as well. They're dedicated in providing high quality, custom-built pulling chassis, shafts, specialty CNC products and some custom machining. Engler also has an engine dyno in house for engine testing and a newly added chassis dyno plus a fuel bench for fuel pump testing. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"We ran Engler's stuff for a bit in our micro and developed a strong relationship with Tim," Schuett said. "We got back with them with our sprint car stuff and we feel really fortunate to have them back on our side. We appreciate all the support Tim's given us in the motor department. You can't find better people than Tim Engler and his family."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Enjoys Best Weekend of the Season During Doubleheader at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2020) - Trey Starks produced his most complete weekend of the season last Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver placed fifth during the 360ci main event on Friday before capturing a season-best seventh-place run in 410ci action on Saturday.

"It's nice to see progress like that," he said. "We changed some stuff up with wrecking a car last week. We got it all patched back together and the frame repaired. On Friday we ran the 360 event in one of our cars from last year. We were really happy with the car all night."

Starks qualified fourth quickest before a seventh-place result in a heat race lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We qualified really well for going out late," he said. "Unfortunately, we knocked the nose wing down in the heat race and just held on to finish seventh.

"We made really good progress up to fifth in the feature. I had a really fast car, potentially a top-three car. Traffic was pretty heavy. I made a couple of bids for fourth and passed Terry (McCarl) a couple of times, but couldn't stay in front of him. We were really comfortable and I felt really good with our car."

Starks' fifth-place outing was his third top five of the season.

"We just swapped motors and put the 410 in the 360 car on Saturday," he said. "We saw some good progress and results on the second night as well. The rain delay made things a little goofy. We were one of the quicker cars in hot laps and then the rain came. We had two or three hours to think about it. We second guessed ourselves a little and changed too much. In qualifying we were a little off, but we had a great heat race and won it. We had the fastest time in the heats. We were two tenths quicker in our heat race than in qualifying."

Starks qualified 13th quickest following a several-hour rain delay. He then won a heat race from second to lock into the main event.

"We didn't have enough points to make the inversion so we started ninth and rolled up to seventh," he said. "We felt good the whole weekend. I think we're going to stick with this car and see what progress we can make."

The seventh-place run was the best of the season in the 410 division at Knoxville Raceway for Starks, who moved up to ninth in the championship standings.

The team will return to action at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 5 (8).

July 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Captures Third Straight Top Five With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 14, 2020) - Roger Crockett posted his third consecutive top-five outing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday.

Crockett scored a fourth-place finish during his first start at Riverside International Speedway since his debut in June 2005.

"In the heat race we had a pretty good car and we felt good," he said. "We started on the outside of the front row and won so that put us in a good spot for the feature."

Crockett made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 6 to line up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"We got into fourth by Lap 3 or Lap 4," he said. "I spent most the race right on third place. We were right there. A couple of times we could have pulled up next to him, but I didn't want to show him my nose. It just never panned out. We got into traffic one time. We were right there with all the leaders in the same corner, but that one yellow that came out disposed of that."

Crockett continues to rank second in the championship standings thanks to the fourth-place finish.

The next ASCS National Tour event is Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. Crockett won a heat race and finished second in the main event during his debut at the high-banked oval last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

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"I've been with Bell Helmets since probably 2002," Crockett said. "The comfort has been fantastic and it's been a very safe product at times when we've had to test the safety aspect."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Indy Race Parts, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Closes World of Outlaws Weekend With Season-Best Result

Inside Line Promotions - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 14, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi earned his first top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Sunday, capping a three-race weekend with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Scelzi qualified 18th quickest before he gained a position to finish fifth during a heat race at Terre Haute Action Track. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for a wild main event. Scelzi survived the close calls and gained a handful of positions to place 10th, which was his best run of the season with the series.

"It's good to make progress and earn a top 10," he said. "We've been struggling with being too tight lately. We haven't been able to qualify very well and it feels like we haven't raced well either so it's nice to see a positive result to end the weekend."

Scelzi began the weekend last Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where he timed in 20th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race, ended second in the Last Chance Showdown and rallied from 20 th to 14th in the A Main. It was the second-most positions gained in the feature.

Scelzi followed that performance up with another 14th-place run on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

"We aren't where we want to be, but we're trying really hard to better ourselves," he said. "We are going to change some stuff on the car this week to hopefully feel better this weekend."

Scelzi plans on making his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln., Ill., on Friday with the MOWA Sprint Car Series before heading to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (20).

July 11 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (15).

July 12 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (15).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln., Ill., with the MOWA Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

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"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Records Season-Best Runner-Up Result at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 14, 2020) - Kerry Madsen tied his season-best performance with a runner-up result last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Madsen led the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports team to the quickest time in qualifying at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, before advancing two positions to place second in a heat race. Madsen gained two more spots in the A Main to garner a second-place showing.

"We were really good again," he said. "I felt like we were going to get (Brian) Brown, but the yellows and reds kept coming out. We never got a long enough run. Then we had an open red and he adjusted his line to the line I was running. We just really needed to get into traffic."

The podium outing was the highlight of a three-race weekend that was riddled with misfortune.

Madsen qualified second quickest, won a heat race, placed third in the dash and was running third late in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

"We were running third most of the race," he said. "Someone jumped the cushion. I went to pass him for second. He got discombobulated and came across and we ended up on our lid so that was a DNF."

A similar ending halted a strong run on Sunday during a World of Outlaws event at Terre Haute Action Track. Madsen nearly duplicated Friday's outing, timing in second quickest, winning a heat race, finishing second in the dash and running inside the top five when a crash occurred late in the feature.

"Our car wouldn't really go on restarts and it was a race that had a restart every two laps," he said. "On a restart a guy hit a rut, came up and took us out.

"The improvement and progress are there so I'm super happy about that. We're starting to put ourselves there. It's just a matter of getting the job done."

Big Game Motorsports has a busy four-race weekend on tap. It begins on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws. The team will then head east for Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 races on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and on Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 21 (3).

July 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

July 12 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 19 (2).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series; and Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

MEDIA LINKS -

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Stock Car Shootout this Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 14, 2020) – Dodge City Raceway Park fires back to action this weekend with the $1,000-to-win Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks on Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Along with the IMCA Stock Cars it will also be a full slate of championship chase action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

Last year’s special event for the Stock Cars evolved into a true “Shootout” with Hill City’s Kyle Pfeifer battling past Jason Rogers in the closing rounds to secure the win.

While Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz is the reigning IMCA Stock Car champion at DCRP and has frequented victory lane more than any other driver since 2012 with 23 overall wins, Hays shoe Troy Burkhart is out to the early lead in this year’s points chase.

Burkhart won the season opener on June 20 and then finished second behind race winner Gregg Schell most recently on July 2.

Schell is just four points behind Burkhart in the Stock Car points chase with Chris Oliver, past track champion Michael Pepper and Ondre Rexford also among the current top five.

Others out to early point leads include Zach Blurton in the IMCA Sprint Car ranks, Kale Beavers in IMCA Modifieds, Luke Stallbaumer in IMCA Sport Modifieds and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Drivers in all classes note that DCRP will begin using Westhold transponders this Saturday night. Those already with Westhold transponders may use their own while the track will have transponders available for purchase or rent for those that need them.

Last year’s IMCA Stock Car Shootout finish was as follows: 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 37-Jason Rogers, 3. 52s-Angel Munoz, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 16-Will Bauer, 6. 3z-Mark Zorn, 7. 52T-Travis Baird, 8. 33-Marlin Hogie, 9. F0-Anthony Finch, 10. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 11. 99-Gerald Walker, 12. 91b-Richard Knoll, 13. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 14. 57-Dalton Bauer, 15. 21-Josh Siebert, 16. 22-Donald Kaup, 17. 94b-Brandon Ballard, 18. 3-Chris Oliver, 19. 20-Tyler Walker, 20. 42-Zach McLemore, 21. 38-Shaylan Holloway.

General admission tickets for Saturday’s Stock Car Shootout are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

Solwold Joins Forces With Trone Outdoor Motorsports

By Gary Costa

Burlington, WA (July 14, 2020)—Sprint Car veteran, Jason Solwold, will join forces with the legendary Trone Outdoor Motorsports No. 39 team, based in York, Pennsylvania. The team plans to run select All-Star, World of Outlaws, and local shows in Pennsylvania and Knoxville.

“I knew them (John Trone) back in the day from the R19 World of Outlaws days. Out here on the west coast the racing is limited, so my car owner Mike (Anderson) and I were brainstorming on where to race, and out of the blue, those guys called me up. To say that I am excited would be an understatement,” said Solwold.

The Pacific Northwest’s winningest driver will continue to be the throttle-masher for car owners Mike Anderson and Monica Baca. He will be back behind the wheel of the notorious No. 18 at Skagit Speedway in 360 competition July 23. This winning trio has won a myriad of races and championships together, and Anderson and Baca support Jason in all of his endeavors.

Drenched in Sprint Car history, Solwold will get his feet wet, beginning this week in Pennsylvania Posse territory with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions. A trio of big races at some of the most esteemed Sprint Car tracks in the country awaits the veteran gasser.

“I wish I had a few more races under my belt, for sure, but it’s definitely exciting. It’s where the heart of racing is these days in the world,” Solwold continued. “It will be nice to go racing in front of fans again—it’s strange not racing in front of fans.”

Jason, who is a former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series traveler, will wheel the No. 39 at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday at the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial. Solwold is no stranger to the Grove. Racin’ Jason picked up one of his three career World of Outlaws wins at the storied speedway in 2006, after he romped his way to victory on the opening night of the prestigious National Open in Lon Carnahan’s familiar R19.

We’re going to race out there this weekend at Williams Grove and Port Royal, and Mike and I have been wanting to go to Port Royal, so it worked out well,” Solwold laughed. “They sent me a schedule and we looked it over. There are plenty of races on it.”

Saturday and Sunday, the team will compete in the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial races, which honor the Hall of Fame car owner. Ten thousand dollars will be on the line for both nights at Port Royal Speedway’s “Speed Palace.”

“Hopefully we’re fast right out of the box. When I was running with the Outlaws, we never went to Port Royal. I watch races from there every week. It looks like a great race track, and I am excited to be able to race there,” Jason concluded.

 

 

Quiring Acquires Huset's Speedway and Books All Star Show on Aug. 2 as First Event

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 14, 2020) - It is official.

The long-awaited sale of Huset's Speedway has been finalized with Minnesota businessman Tod Quiring acquiring the 3/8-mile dirt track along with its assets. Quiring also owns Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., which he purchased in late 2015.

Huset's Speedway will continue its storied tradition of Sunday programs with 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars as the featured division.

The first event under the new ownership will be Sunday, Aug. 2, during the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. A $20,000 top prize will be awarded to the winner of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions main event, which also pays $1,000 to start. The Late Model Street Stock Touring Series is also on the program.

All Star Circuit of Champions owner Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson, who both rose to fame in NASCAR, will be racing against many of the sport's best sprint car drivers.

This will mark the first time since the summer of 2014 that the All Star Circuit of Champions has competed at Huset's Speedway. Ian Madsen and Rico Abreu split a pair of feature triumphs a week apart in late July of that year.

Advanced tickets for the Aug. 2 event are available at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com. All seating is general admission. VIP suites are available by calling 605-359-4955.

The pits will open at 2 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps start the action at 7:30 p.m.

Also, there will be a rain date of Monday, Aug. 3.

Fans who purchased tickets to the All Star Circuit of Champions event scheduled for Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 31, will receive a refund. The Jackson Motorplex tickets will not be valid at Huset's Speedway.

In other schedule news, the Monster Truck Throwdown scheduled for Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, Aug. 1, has been moved to Huset's Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 29. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with the start time scheduled for 7 p.m.

Huset's Speedway will welcome 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' to town on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades the oval for a $20,000-to-win event. The Midwest Sprint Touring Series winged sprint cars will be the support class both days.

The 2020 season will wrap up with the Power Series Nationals on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series competing for a $5,000-to-win top prize along with the RaceSaver sprint cars.

Race fans can keep up to date on social media at http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD and http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD .

UP NEXT -

Aug. 2 for the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Mallett Holds on for Top-15 Finish at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 14, 2020) - Jordon Mallett finished 14th last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway while racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The top-15 outing was the 13th of the season for the Greenbrier, Ark., native and it marked the first time he has been off the podium in more than a month.

"You're going to have nights like that, but it's frustrating to have it at a track I'm traditionally good at," he said. "The track did the direct opposite of what we expected and it was just one of those nights where you're left scratching your head trying to figure out where you went wrong."

Mallett advanced one position to finish third in a heat race, which secured the 13th starting position in the feature.

At the drop of the green flag, Mallett felt comfortable and was moving forward throughout the field. However, after a handful of laps he lost the handling on his car and faded to 14th at the checkered flag.

"Once the track gets slick, it just keeps getting slicker and the car was a complete handful to drive," he said. "I took a big swing at things in terms of the setup and I just misjudged big time on what the track was going to do. I would've liked to at least get a top 10, but with how far off we were a top 15 seems like a win."

Next up for Mallett will be a trip to U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., this Friday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He enters the night fourth in the championship standings, trailing third by seven points and the leader by 95 points.

"I try not to get too hung up on the points deal as I feel like we expect to contend every night and if we do that we'll have a shot at it at the end of the year," he said. "However, I think it's more about what you can salvage on the nights you are not so great more than the nights where you're on top of things that will make your season a success. There can only be one winner every night and most often it's not going to be you. So it is about doing the best you can no matter what the track or car gives you and moving on to the next race.

"We went to U.S. 36 Raceway once last year and I feel like we have our cars where we want them to be. We're going to head in there and try to put Riverside in the rearview mirror."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DHR Suspension

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade. DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"I've been working with Derek since before he started DHR Suspension," Mallett said. "I can't say enough about how great of a service he has. He helps keep us consistent and I know I don't have to worry about that aspect of the car."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Set for Pavement and Dirt Races in Iowa This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (July 14, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi is doing double duty this Saturday.

Scelzi will pilot a Bill McAnally Racing pavement late model during an ARCA Menards Series event at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, before venturing approximately 28 miles south to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he will drive a 410ci winged sprint car for Guy Forbrook.

"It will be a long day running the ARCA race and then heading to Knoxville, but I'm really looking forward to it," Scelzi said. "It will be my first time at Iowa Speedway, but I've heard it's an awesome place to race. Knoxville is a great track, too."

Scelzi has produced a lot of success during his limited number of starts at Knoxville Raceway, where he became the youngest 410ci winged sprint car winner in the history of the track last year. He also won the season finale, placed third out of 77 drivers during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and finished 10th at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

"Knoxville is a place I'm really comfortable at," he said. "We made some changes to make us better since we ran there earlier this year. There will be a lot of good cars there so I'm looking forward to the challenge."

It will be an action-packed day as the ARCA Menards Series race is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps at Knoxville Raceway begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying to follow.

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, with the ARCA Menards Series and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - Red Line Oil

Red Line Synthetic Oil provides technical support and more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives and WaterWetter to the automotive, motorcycle, marine and industrial markets. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

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

 

 

MID SUMMER CHARGER: Marks & CJB Notch Two More Top-5's Big weekend in Pennsylvania on tap for team at Grove and Port Royal

CARLISLE, PA. - July 14, 2020 - Another weekend, another strong set of finishes for the CJB team as they get ready for a big money weekend in their home state.

On July 9th, Muskingum Country Raceway near Dresden, Ohio was the track that Brent Marks and the CJB Motorsports team competed at following the conclusion of Pennslvania Sprint Speedweek. The team timed in 5th, won their heat race , finished 3rd in the dash and 6th in the feature.

The following night, the team returned to Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. to contest the paperclip shaped half mile. The team finished 5th in their heat race and 5th in the feature. A short trip to Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway the following night yielded a 3rd place finish in the feature and gave the team a pair of top-5's for the weekend.

Photo by Ashlee Book

"I felt pretty good all last weekend," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We had speed every night, was in contention at the All Star race in Muskingum, which is a track I've never been to. I felt like we had a car that carried a ton of speed at the Grove, as well at Port Royal. We rolled around all of those tracks really well. The team is trying to maintain a World of Outlaw type pace at events that are not World of Outlaw races and I think we have been accomplishing that."

The team will get to race near the Carlisle, Pa. shop this weekend as events at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway make up a three day race stretch. On Friday, July 17th, the team competed with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial. The following two nights will be contested at Port Royal Speedway in the form of the Bob Weikert Memorial. With winners shares paying $25,000 across all three nights, Marks and the team are ready for battle.

"I look forward to this weekends All Star races at the Grove and Port Royal," said Marks. "I want to win the Weikert race! It's the only prestigious race at Port I have not won yet and we have a good shot at it! There will be a lot of good competition this weekend which is always great, so I'm excited to get after it!"

2020 STATS: Events: 32 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 10 Top-10's: 17 Heat Race Wins: 2 Dash Wins: 0

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

CHRIS WINDOM & TYLER “SUNSHINE”COURTNEY TO RESUME BATTLE ON THE HILL . . . .

NOS ENERGY DRINK USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 13, 2020 . . . . . In 2019, the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series invaded the Grandview Speedway as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The thirty lap USAC Midget event, dubbed the Ken Brenn Midget Masters was nothing short of a barn-burner as Chris Windom and Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney battled for the victory. Windom of Canton, IL prevailed the winner to claim the first ever, Ken Brenn Midget Masters at Grandview. Both Windom and Courtney (Indianapolis, IN) will be in the field at Grandview on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC Midgets team up with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds for this Thunder on the Hill Double Header.

There is more on the line than just the feature win at Grandview, Windom is the current NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series point leader with “Sunshine” sitting third in the point chase. Nestled between these two USAC stars is rookie sensation Buddy Kofoid.

The midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track for the midgets.

This special night is being dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute “class act” and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a prior promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken who is planning to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

The 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series is highlighted as Grandview Speedway opens the Pennsylvania Midget Speed Week on Tuesday night, August 4 that will include five consecutive nights of racing.

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four car race for top spot. Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler to name a few.

The Tuesday night, August 4 Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified double-header will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet. Some expected USAC Midget entries in addition to Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney and Buddy Kofoid include Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40 and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders will only be taken up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

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 Contact Information
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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 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, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

END2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

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 Contact Information
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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 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, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

 

 

Wingless Sprints Back After COVID-19 Break

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Following the premature end to the 2019/20 Australian Speedway season in mid-March due to COVID-19,action on the dirt tracks has returned in recent weeks with the Australian Wingless Sprint Racing Inc. providing events for their competitors in three mainland States. Over the past month the 2020/21racing season has begun in the Northern parts of the country with Wingless Sprint features being conducted at Carnarvon in Western Australia and Katherine in the Northern Territory.

The season at the Carnarvon Speedway kicked off on June 20 with Cameron Holla completing a clean sweep of the racing program winning all three heats before leading the entire A-Main journey to win ahead of Emily Burston, Nathan Condo and Owen De Boni. The next meeting at Carnarvon will again feature the Wingless Sprints on July 25.

A second Western Australian venue, the Ellenbrook Speedway, will host their first meeting of the season on August 16, followed by another event on September 6.

Last Saturday night (July 11) the Katherine Speedway (NT) hosted the Wingless Sprints with Tyson Newcombe claiming the opening A-Main of the season. The podium was filled by Jarrod and Daniel Goldoni with Sean Tiedeman in the John Murdie owned #59 in fourth. Sprintcar drivers Jamie McInnes and Lachlan Cole were next while Mathew McLennan and Shane Norman completed the finishers. Dean Tillack failed to take the green in the decider.

The next event on July 25has already received 8 nominations. The Wingless competitors will also return to the venue for night 3 of the Track Championship on August 22.

Tennant Creek will also see the Wingless Sprints in action over two nights at their “Picnic Weekend” event on the first weekend in August.

The New South WalesClub has also been proactive in getting their competitors back on track in late June with practice meetings at the Dubbo and Goulburn Speedway’s.

 

 

MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S JULY 18 EVENT TO BE CANCELLED
By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 13, 2020 The Ohio Department of Health has mandated activities to be limited in the state of Ohio due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. With that said and spectators being prohibited throughout the state, there will be no racing on Saturday, July 18 at Sharon Speedway. As soon as restrictions are lifted, Sharon Speedway will resume the 2020 schedule of events.

The July 18 show was to feature the return of the RUSH Late Model Series for the first time in four years in the inaugural "Bill Forney Memorial". The "Bill Forney Memorial" could be rescheduled later in the season.

Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

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.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Featuring Live Video or Audio of Three Events This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 13, 2020) - A trio of races is on tap this weekend for RacinBoys All Access members.

First up is a live video stream of a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where the high-banked oval welcomes the top 360ci winged sprint car drivers in the country on Friday.

RacinBoys will also carry live audio of the United Rebel Sprint Series race at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., which hosts the Hutchinson Grand Nationals.

Another live audio event is Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where its weekly program showcases Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and 600cc Modifieds.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

Also of note, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is airing on Saturday.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb.; the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.; and ASCS regional competition at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

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 .

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Features Two Sprint Car Divisions This Friday During AG Builders Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 13, 2020) - Jackson Motorplex returns to action this Friday when AG Builders Night will showcase a pair of winged sprint car divisions.

The DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series will co-sanction 360ci sprints cars paying $3,000 to win and $350 to start while the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will also be part of the program in a $1,000-to-win showdown.

This marks the first race at the dirt oval since the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals last month and it's the first time for both divisions to compete at Jackson Motorplex since June 19 when Matt Juhl and Stu Snyder were victorious.

The 360 sprint cars featured 30-plus competitors and the RaceSavers had nearly two dozen battle during that race. A stellar field is anticipated for the event this Friday.

The pits will open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps kick off the action at 7:30 p.m.

A very limited number of grandstand seats are available. Purchase advance tickets online at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com . Also, one 15-person suit is available by calling 605-359-4955. Concessions will be open.

UP NEXT -

Friday during AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprints cars and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Nearly Earns Another Top 10 Before Misfortune Halts Solid Run at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 13, 2020) - Misfortune stymied another stout outing at Knoxville Raceway for Kaleb Johnson last Friday night, preventing him from posting his third consecutive top-10 finish at the track by only one position.

"We had a little bad luck, but that's part of it," said Johnson, who was running ninth in the A Main with two laps to go when he was forced to pit for repairs. "But we were able to salvage a decent night so I'm satisfied with that."

Johnson's evening began with a qualifying time that was ninth quickest out of 37 cars.

"We drew well and went out first," he said. "It was a little weird to see the track get faster as qualifying went on. But qualifying ninth was pretty solid and I was satisfied with that."

Johnson's qualifying effort slotted him in the fourth starting spot in his heat race.

"I got passed for fourth early by Terry McCarl, but I was able to get back by him on the bottom," he said. "We were coming to the white flag when I showed my nose to Josh Higday for third. I probably did that too early because then he came down to block me, which was the right move on his part."

Johnson's total points for the evening placed him 10th on the A Main starting grid for the third consecutive race.

"The track was a lot slicker than the week before; it was really tricky," he said. "There wasn't anything left on the bottom in turns three and four, but there was still a little something left on the bottom in turns one and two and I was able to pass a couple of cars. I was racing for eighth at one point and then my car suddenly lost power with two laps to go.

"It turned out that something got stuck in the throttle linkage. We were able to fix it and rejoin the race. Fortunately, we were able to restart 11 th because about half of the field had been lapped. But the car wasn't the same when the race restarted. Maybe it was the tires cooling down. It was a handful the last two laps and I just hung on to finish 11 th."

Next up for Johnson will be AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., before making a return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to returning to Jackson," he said. "We had some bad luck with mechanical issues there last time. While Jackson and Knoxville certainly aren't the same, I think there are some things that we've learned at Knoxville that we can try at Jackson."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (10).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DeBerg Concrete

With over 25 years of experience, DeBerg Concrete of Spirit Lake, Iowa, provides quality residential and commercial concrete work in Iowa and Minnesota. They offer numerous concrete services, including stone paving, foundation inspection and concrete breaking. For more information, call 712-336-3676.

"I worked for DeBerg Concrete when I was going to college, so I know first-hand that they do quality work," Johnson said. "This is their third year with us, and we really appreciate their support."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Heading to U.S. 36 and Knoxville This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 13, 2020) - Scott Bogucki is eager to get back to the race track after enduring a frustrating ending to his most recent race.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver was unable to finish the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Riverside International Speedway last Saturday after contact midway through the main event.

"The track was wet and greasy," he said. "I wasn't very good in the heat race and ran fifth. We were really, really good in the B Main. Then I got it too tight for the grease in the A Main."

Bogucki advanced from seventh to fifth place in his heat race before he won a B Main from the pole position. That locked him into the 18th starting position for the main event during his debut at the oval.

"I think we got up to 13th," he said. "I got caught up as we were racing a couple of cars wide and got tagged by a guy. It broke the right front radius rod. I went up the track and stopped, then got hit by another car. It was disappointing because I think we would have ran in the top 10."

Next up is an ASCS National Tour event at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., this Friday. Bogucki placed fifth during a regional race at the high-banked track last year.

"It's a lot of fun, that place," he said. "It's really fast."

This weekend wraps up with a race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Bogucki was victorious for the first time earlier this month.

"I haven't been able to get a lot of laps in the past couple of years at Knoxville," he said. "The 360 Nationals last year was only my second time there last year. I think we'll be there each week through the Nationals. If we can have the same speed as we did last week we should be really good. I finally have a race car that races in the feature. That's something I struggled with for a long time so to finally have that good of a car is big."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Sides and Tim Kaeding Earn Top 10s for Sides Motorsports During World of Outlaws Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 13, 2020) - Both Jason Sides and Tim Kaeding recorded a top-10 finish for Sides Motorsports last weekend when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visited three different tracks.

Sides produced his second-best outing of the season on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., while Kaeding earned his best finish of the year with the team on Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track.

"I think it was pretty good," Sides said of the weekend. "Just putting the second car up and down two or three nights and traveling will wear you out."

Sides gained four positions to finish 12th on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. His best performance of the weekend came the following night at Wilmot Raceway, where he qualified fourth quickest, placed second in a heat race, ended fifth in the dash and capped the night with a 10th-place result in the A Main.

"Restarts were what bit us," he said. "I'd get such a drive off turn four that when I'd get to turns one and two I'd have to lift, the car would push and people would get under me. Once I had speed it was fine, but on the restarts in the first and second corner when you'd be jumbled up behind somebody was when we lost ground. However, any time you get a top 10 out here with all these guys it's good."

Sides had charged from 22nd toward the top 10 on Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track, but a broken u-joint ended his night early.

"We were running 13th or 14th, but it was getting better," he said. "I feel like we would have finished 10th or 11 th. The track was kind of rough and the way it was bouncing and going through the ruts I think is what broke it."

Sunday was the best night for Kaeding, who placed 16th at 34 Raceway and 11th at Wilmot Raceway. He rallied from 14 th to eighth at Terre Haute Action Track.

"Neither one of us qualified very well," Sides said. "We were going to ride it out and see how it went. He passed a few cars. On a red flag we pulled up next to each other and talked. I said, 'Let's not pull in just yet.' He ended up eighth, which was real good."

Sides resumes World of Outlaws competition on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 12 (16).

July 11 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 10 (5).

July 12 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 8 (7); Feature: 18 (22).

Tim Kaeding:

July 10 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

July 11 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 11 (10).

July 12 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 8 (14).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 5 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Nienhiser Spends Weekend with the Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back his family owned mount for a weekend double with the World of Outlaws, Paul Nienhiser spent the weekend acclimating to a new car after destroying one a few weeks back.

“We had a tough go at Cedar Lake a few weeks back, and put a new car together for this weekend,” Paul Nienhiser said. “It was an absolute handful on Friday, and we spent the rest of the weekend chasing it and I think we started to make a little headway towards the end of the night on Saturday.”

Checking in at 34 Raceway on Friday night with the World of Outlaws, Nienhiser would time the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design backed no. 9x machine in 24th fastest.

With the show moving along in a expedited fashion, Nienhiser would not have much of a chance to make any changes for his heat race, and would make a few laps before pulling off as his car was ‘evil’ as he described it.

Moving into the semi, Nienhiser would have his work cut out for himself as he looked for one of six transfer spots into the feature. Nailing the start, the Chapin, IL driver would carve his way forward into sixth and successfully hang on to finish there.

Making more changes before the feature, Nienhiser still felt unstable in his machine and pulled off after making a few laps into the feature.

Going through his car prior to Saturday’s stop at Wilmot Raceway, Nienhiser was eager to see if the changes helped during hot laps, but a stuck wing slider threw his wing all the way back and he was unable to get a true feel.

Time trials told the real story for the Chapin, IL driver as he was able to lay down the 17th fastest lap and get himself off to a much better start than Friday night.

Still not quite where he wanted to be, Nienhiser would transfer directly into the feature event, as the ongoing game of guess and check continued.

The feature event things finally felt like they were trending in the right direction for Nienhiser. Getting as high as 12th, Nienhiser would lose a spot late and ended his weekend with a 13th place finish.

“It was quite the weekend, but we kept at it, and finally hit on some stuff that this new car likes,” Nienhiser said. “Happy to feel better ending the weekend, and hoping to carry this over to Lincoln Speedway with MOWA on Friday night.”

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-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be at Lincoln Speedway with MOWA on Friday night.

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

 

 

Madsen and KCP Racing Set for Ohio after Mechanical Woes Slow Them in Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are set to compete in Ohio this week after battling with the World of Outlaws this past Friday night, and enduring a weather delayed Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

“Friday night was a tough night to make up any ground on, and Saturday night was a challenge with a very long rain delay,” Ian Madsen said. “We had a good run going in the feature, but we had a mechanical issue arise during the feature and forced us to pull off early.”

Friday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA, Madsen got the night started off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW native would race his way to a fifth place finish and lined him up 14th in the feature event. On a track that was extremely fast, Madsen would make a little headway as he battled towards a spot inside the Top-10.

Coming up just short of a Top-10 finish, Madsen would finish 11th and the team would then set their sights on a cameo at Knoxville Raceway.

Checking in at Knoxville Raceway, Madsen and company would be greeted with a rainstorm that led to an extensive delay in the program with the race running into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Timing in 12th quickest in time trials once officials had the surface in racing shape, Madsen would then race to a fourth-place finish in his heat race.

Lining up 14th in the feature event, Madsen would come to life on the lighting fast ½ mile. Working his way through the field, Madsen would race through the Top-10 and find himself up in the sixth spot.

Looking for more, Madsen would slow with an issue on the 17th lap, and his night would come to an end just three laps from the finish.

“It was a long night at Knoxville, and it was unfortunate to end with an issue after coming through the field,” Madsen said. “Looking forward to the Doty Classic this week, and getting to Atomic Speedway as well.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, , Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing will be at the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday night, before running at Atomic Speedway on Wednesday night.

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

 

 

Ballou Hard Charges at Corn Belt Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a tough nine days in Pennsylvania, Robert Ballou reunited with USAC over the weekend and earned Hard Charger honors during the second annual Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

“Friday night was a challenge,” Robert Ballou said. “I had to shake off some winged habits and it cost us. Saturday night, we were really good despite an engine issue after our qualifier and it was fun to come forward like we did.”

Friday night’s Corn Belt Nationals opener saw the Rocklin, CA driver time in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight aboard the Abreu Vineyards/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 machine.

Pocketing a third-place finish in his heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ moved into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 11th position.

Battling inside the Top-10 early, Ballou would slowly start to fade through the field. Continuing to fall back, Ballou opted to call it a night as he pulled back to his trailer and set his focus on Saturday night’s finale.

Lining up on the pole of his qualifier, Ballou came out rocket fast. Leading flag to flag, Ballou would establish a new 10-lap track record at the famed speedway.

Following the heat, Ballou made the call to swap power plants as his developed a leak during the qualifier.

Narrowly making the call for the semi, Ballou took his starting position on the front row and continued to flex his muscle. After establishing a 10-lap track record, Ballou kept the speed up and set a 12-lap track record in the semi as he picked up the win and moved forward into the Corn Belt Nationals feature.

Taking the green flag from the 19th starting position for the 30-lap feature event, Ballou was possessed. Putting his machine where there was open real estate on the ½ mile, Ballou capped a hard charger performance as he took the checkered flag with an eighth-place finish.

“Track records are cool, but we wanted be in a better position to fight for the win,” Ballou said. “We were extremely fast, and I am feeling really good as he get ready for Sprint Week.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., MPHG Promotion, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., JE Pistons, AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou will now sit idle as he prepares for Indiana Sprint Week.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins- 0 Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

HOWARD LAW AND CASEY’S TEAM UP
TO SPONSOR FUEL UP PROGRAM AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY


Howard Law and Casey’s have again partnered with Knoxville Raceway to support the Howard Law Fuel Up Program powered by Casey’s for the 2020 racing season.

During each regular season event, drivers in the 410 Knoxville Championship Series will receive one or more Casey’s gift cards, redeemable at any Casey’s location for fuel and other items sold by the convenience store chain.

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Casey’s and Howard Law,” said John McCoy, Race Director of Knoxville Raceway. “The Fuel Up Program has been a big hit over the last two seasons. The car owners and drivers are grateful for the help in offsetting the cost of getting to and from the track. Given the current challenges facing our race teams, we think the Fuel Up Program is even more appreciated this year.”

To be eligible for the Howard Law Fuel Up Program powered by Casey’s, a driver must be points eligible and carry both the Howard Law decal and Casey’s General Store decal on the right side of his or her race car. All 410 drivers who carry a 2020 competitor decal are points eligible as long as he or she doesn’t miss more than four points-paying events.

The 2020 season is the 67th season of sprint car racing at Knoxville Raceway. The grandstands are open to spectators with a current capacity limit of 7,000. For Knoxville Championship Series race programs, adult tickets are $15, teens $10 and children 12 and under are free. Hot laps begin this Saturday at 6:45pm for Van Wall Night, featuring 410, 360 and Pace Pro Sprints.

For more information about Knoxville Raceway, visit our website and follow the track on social media: Knoxville Raceway on Facebook and Instagram and @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter. The Knoxville Raceway app is free to download and available on all Apple and Android devices.

About Howard Law:
The Law Office of Marty R. Howard, P.C. is a law firm based in Clive (Des Moines), Iowa. Its founder, Marty R. Howard, is an attorney licensed to practice in both Iowa and Wisconsin. Marty has been involved in automobile racing nearly his whole life, and is proud to be able give back to the sport he loves. In addition to the Howard Law Fuel Up Program Powered by Casey’s, Howard Law sponsors the Howard Law Cash Draw on a weekly basis for the Badger Midget club in Wisconsin, and sponsors various sprint car, midget and late model teams and drivers across the country. The practice focus of Howard Law is representing business clients and individuals with respect to employment matters, commercial contracts and leases, real estate matters, other business matters, civil disputes and litigation. Howard Law also represents race car drivers with respect to driver contracts and sponsorship agreements. Marty can be contacted at racelaw57@gmail.com or (515) 490-5788.

About Casey’s General Stores:
Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,200 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches and salads. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Picks Up Thrilling Win at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick put together quite the week that saw him win at Marysville Raceway on Wednesday night before charging to a third-place finish at Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

“These guys work so hard, and to reward them with a win and a third-place finish feels pretty good,” Tanner Carrick said. “Thanks to all my guys, my partners, and all my family for their support.”

Wednesday night saw Carrick time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 13th quickest amongst the 27 cars that were checked into the facility.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would take care of business as he raced his way to the win and made himself eligible for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the one, Carrick would lead the field to green for the 25 lap feature event alongside Shane Golobic. Getting the jump, Carrick would lead the way early as he would feel pressure from Golobic.

Getting into traffic, Golobic would wrestle the lead away, only to see Carrick answer back and reclaim the take spot.

As Carrick continued to lead the way, Golobic would mount another charge but Carrick was having nothing of it and held him off for the win in what was a very entertaining finish.

Fresh off the win, Carrick would make the trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night where he would put together another solid run.

Timing in eighth fastest during time trials, Carrick’s second place finish in heat race competition would move him into the feature event, however he would not earn a berth in the Dash.

Gridding the field from the 11th starting position for the 30-lap finale, Carrick would get his elbows up on the ¼ mile bullring nestled in scenic Santa Cruz County.

Working his way forward, Carrick would complete a very strong week as he sliced and diced his way to a third place finish.

“We had great speed all week long, and I just wish I could have given us a better chance in Friday’s feature with a better starting position,” Carrick said. “Again, big thank you to everyone involved with our race team.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 14, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 4, Top 10’s: 9

ON TAP: Carrick now makes his way back to the Midwest where he will reunite with Petry Motorsports and hit Fairbury, NE on Friday and Saturday night, before Caney, KS on Sunday night all USAC National Midget events.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Amantea Scores Another Podium Finish at Hamlin Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAMLIN, Pa. (July 13, 2020) - Joey Amantea highlighted a two-race week behind the wheel of his wingless micro sprint with a third-place finish on Saturday night at Hamlin Speedway.

He also recorded an 11th-place result at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on Thursday. It was his best outing at the track this season.

"It's nice to be on the podium again, but it was definitely a frustrating week," he said. "We spent a lot of time dealing with motor issues and it really just set us back all weekend."

Originally scheduled for Wednesday night, constant rain delayed racing at Action Track USA until Thursday. Amantea kicked off the night by winning a heat race from the fifth starting position.

The feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the fourth row. However, he was plagued by mechanical woes throughout the race and he settled for an 11th-place finish.

"From the very first lap in the feature the motor just wasn't picking up right and I nursed it the entire time," he said. "It was really a bummer as the car felt really good in the heat and I think we had a top-five car. But that's just the way things go sometimes."

As a result of the problem in their red car, Amantea and his team thrashed to prepare their old black car before heading to Hamlin Speedway on Saturday. Amantea began the night by charging from third to first in a heat race to earn the second starting position for the feature.

He showed speed throughout the race, but the track proved tough to navigate as a result of multiple divisions running on it throughout the night. Amantea settled for a third-place result. It was his eighth top five of the year.

"We probably should've put a harder tire on the car for the feature as those top two guys were just in another league," he said. "We had speed, but just were not good enough. We definitely could've been a little more prepared and changed a few things, but really I was just a third-place car Saturday."

Next up for Amantea will be a three-race week consisting of wingless micro sprint races at Action Track USA on Wednesday and at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on Friday before Amantea jumps in the Burke Racing No. 54 sprint car on Saturday to join the United Racing Club at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 11 (8).

June 11 - Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Spirt Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.; and Saturday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson Overcomes Mechanical Problem to Post Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 13, 2020) - Justin Henderson battled mechanical woes in his heat race before advancing nine positions in the feature to finish ninth at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night.

The rally came one week after Henderson guided the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 to their first 410ci winged sprint car win together. It also earned Henderson the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It's nice to know we can overcome issues and still get a decent run, but it's tough when you think of what could have been," he said. "We obviously had a good car capable of running up front, but it just was not in the cards I guess."

Henderson began the night by laying down a lap of 15.539 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for 11th quickest among the 31 cars in attendance. He followed that up by starting third in a heat race, but the car kept coming out of gear and he was unable to finish the race.

Based on points earned via qualifying and the heat race, Henderson locked into the A Main in the 18th starting position. With the gear issue resolved, Henderson struggled early in the feature to gain traction, but eventually he felt comfortable and marched forward to finish ninth.

"We fought hard and made a big adjustment to the rear end and we were able to get the car to where we could run in the feature," he said. "We were awful on the initial start, but after a few laps I got into a groove and we were just picking cars off left and right.

"It really stinks when you know you have a car better than the guys in front of you, but you're starting from 18th due to no fault of your own. It is a tough pill to swallow, but we'll just keep at it and go get them next week I guess."

Henderson will return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for another weekly show. He will be pulling double duty by also competing in his own 360ci sprint car during the night.

"I don't like to do double duty all that often as sometimes it can be distracting, but one of our sponsors is a big supporter of this event," Henderson said in reference to GRP Motorsports. "It'll be good for them to see me on the track twice and hopefully it'll lead to gaining more knowledge for Mike's car. We streamlined our programs for this very reason and I am looking forward to a successful night across the board."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: DNF (3); Feature: 9 (18).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by sprint car racing super fan Greg Parent, supports cars, drivers and racing events throughout the Midwest.

"Greg has been a longtime supporter of mine in my own deal for years and he's coming on board to help with Mike's deal for 2020," Henderson said. "He's done a lot for the sport and my career."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Ralph Quarterson memorial Western Pennsylvania sprint car championship memorial for 410 sprints and Big block modifieds set for Saturday July 18 2020.

By Jim Balentine (Mercer,Pa)

After nearly 3 months of inactivity due to COVID-19 , Michaels Mercer Raceway roars into action on Saturday, July 18 with the first annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial Night featuring an unsanctioned 410 sprint show and big block modified show both running twin 33 lap feature for $3300 to win each. Both numbers represent Ralph’s most successful tenure in his career running the number 66 sprint car for many many years. Also on the card will be the Racesaver 305 sprints ,Fastrak Modifieds, mod lites, mini stocks and the junior sprints.

There will also be fireworks by Jeff Gibson from Gibson fireworks who has always put on a tremendous show with his aerial assault.

Hall of Famer Ralph Quarterson who recently passed away, has been nicknamed the “master of Mercer” Because of his successful career at the three eights mile bent egg oval. From the time that Ralph started in 1959 until his retirement in the mid 80s he amassed an amazing 149 career wins at Mercer in three different classes: 97 Sprint, 48 Modified and 4 late model. Even more impressive is his success in the points battle as he was the sprint champion in 1965 1966 1967 1968 1975 1979 and 1980 and also was the modified champion 4 years in a row from 1977 to 1980!! He was also the winner of the famous western Pennsylvania sprint car championship five times winning in 1966 1967 1968 1969 and 1979!! His wins are so incredible that in the history of Mercer from records going back to 1966 the closest driver to him in sprint wins is the great Lou Blaney with 45!! In the modifieds he is still third all time with 48 wins and only Lou Blaney and Tommy Kristyak have more!!

The Ralph Quarterson memorial 410 sprint western pa sprint car championship will be unsanctioned with $300 to start.

There will also be a $200 410 sprint hard charger awards by John Bates mobile bail bondsman

The Big block Modifieds have been a staple at Mercer since 1951 with originally the coupe bodies from the 1930s competing each week and with the New York tracks which normally run the modifieds not racing there also could be some New York invaders traveling south to take on our tough local drivers!!

This will be a cant miss show for the history books as we honor the life and career of one of the greatest drivers ever to compete in this area!!!

Prices for the historic show will be Pits $35 seniors $30 kids 10 and under are $30 Grandstands $20 Senior Grandstands $17 13 and under free

Raceivers are mandatory and the Red AMBIT transponders are used. The yellow Westinghouse ones will not work at our track. There will be a one time $25 registration fee for all drivers competing. Mercer does use the MyRacePass app so you can register to follow along as the evening progresses with lineups and results.

Pits open at 3:00 pm Stands 4:00 pm Hot laps for sprints and big block modifieds only at 5:00 pm Racing at 6 pm

There will be a practice held Wednesday July 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Pits only will be $25 per person. The grandstands will be closed.

If any businesses or race fans would like to contribute any prizes or monetary awards for the evening please contact the track via our Facebook page or messenger. You can also call the track at 724-662-1310 and leave a message.

 

 

Bethany Speedway to Race Three Straight Saturday's

Bethany Speedway will begin a three week run of racing on Saturday night. Starting this Saturday, July 18. Then the following two Saturday's, July 25 and August 1. Scheduled classes are all six of our regular classes.

The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars has seen four different heat winners in 4 different heats. And in two features, two different winners. One winner is the current National IMCA Sprint Car points leader, while the other winner was from the state of Ohio.

The IMCA Modified class has had three different winners in seven heats with two of those winners having won their heat every week so far this year. In three weeks of racing there have been two different feature winners and the same driver finished second all three features. The local modified drivers have struggled but are getting faster.

The IMCA Stock Cars have had five different heat winners in 8 different heats on the year. One local name has won his heat every week so far. In the features, the same driver won the first two races, then that same local driver broke that streak and picked up the third race feature.

In the IMCA Sportmod class, seven different heat races has produced six different winners. The features have been the same with a different winner in all three weeks.

The Pure Stock class has had five different winners in six heat races ran. Only two different winners in the features with one of them being a local driver who currently sets second in the points.

And the Emod class is our biggest class every week and continues to grow. Eight heat races have had six different winners with two different feature winners in three features. There are several local drivers in the Emods who are getting faster.

There are many local drivers spread throughout the classes. Some rookies and some veterans who have come out of retirement that raced at Bethany weekly in the '90's. And still cars being bought and completed by more local drivers.

Bethany Speedway has averaged the highest car counts per class than other tracks in the area and south. And fans have come from everywhere to watch the best side by side racing.

Covered grandstands that will give fans some shade. Many bathroom stalls that are clean. Box seats for the fans comfort of sitting in their own chair. Fewer yellow flags with more racing. Races are usually over by 11pm on a regular night. And don't forget, Sweet Baby B's Food truck supplying some of the best food you can get at any race track around.

Come see us at Bethany Speedway the next three Saturday's, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

 

 

CRSA Roars Into Opener This Saturday At Land of Legends

July 12th, 2020
CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series has endured a long off season due to government regulations. That extended off season comes to and end this Saturday night when the series will take the green at the Land of Legends Raceway.

Paul Cole’s big half-mile oval located in Canandaigua, New York will host the season opener for the second consecutive season. The event will be the tenth in the series history at the Finger Lakes oval.

The season opener will pay $750 to win and will kick off what will no doubt be an exciting two week span with races at the Penn Can Speedway on Friday July 24th and the Fonda Speedway on Saturday July 25th.

One year ago defending and now three time series champion Jeff Trombley picked up the season opening win over Justin Mills, Jason Whipple, Johnny Kolosek and Jesse Pruchnik. Overall, five different drivers have won CRSA Sprint Car Series events at the Land of Legends Raceway with Darryl Ruggles claiming the most wins with three. Trombley and Alysha Bay each have two wins while Eric Karlsen and Kolosek each bringing home one win.

Please stay tuned to the CRSA website and social media pages for further updates on the 2020 season.

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).

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Shaping Up Quickly!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 10, 2020) – Just six weeks away, the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are rapidly taking shape.

Taking shape in a wide variety of special award sponsors and lap sponsors the event set for August 20-22 atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The three-day tilt pitting the Hambelton Racing DCRP versus the United Rebel Sprint Series with a number of other invaders from throughout gets under way with two full nights of heat races and features on Thursday and Friday that will set the stage for Saturday’s $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start 30-lap finale.

The top six in combined points from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary lock into Saturday’s Mel Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash that will set the front three rows of Saturday’s championship event.

The balance of the field will contest another set of heat races based upon points from the first two nights with more points on the line to set the balance of Saturday’s feature lineups.

Once the Friday night portion is completed, the Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party will take place with pizza and beverages while supplies last.

Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc., is offering a Hard Charger Award for Saturday night’s 30-lap finale with lap money in play for each of the 30 laps. While laps are available for $100 per lap with a distribution of $50, $30 and $20 for the top three runners on each circuit, Adams Roofing has put up a $500 Midway Bonus that presents $250, $150 and $100 for the top three on the 15th lap.

Those interested in sponsoring a lap need to contact Tommie Estes or Lonnie Wheatley.

Additionally, Adams Roof Tech will present $250 to the Best Appearing Car.

The detailed format and purse for the event is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/.

Entry forms for the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, August 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well.

Jake Bubak collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend. Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend.

It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017.

This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel. Thursday practice for the Sport Modifieds will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday. The Kansas Antique Racers will be on hand each night as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 9

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 607; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 445; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 414; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 413; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 402; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 394; 7. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 375; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 360; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 356; 10. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 318; 11. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., and Larry McVay, Borden­town, N.J., both 317; 13. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 305; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 304; 15. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 291; 16. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 289; 17. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 273; 18. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 271; 19. Douglas Dodson, Mid­dletown, Pa., 266; 20. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 265.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fa­gundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 80; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 77; 3. Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 75; 4. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 71; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., and Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., both 69; 7. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 66; 8. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 61; 9. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 60; 10. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 59.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 73; 2. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, 65; 3. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, 61; 4. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 60; 5. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 54; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 8. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., and Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, both 38; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 37.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 245; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 242; 3. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 236; 4. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 221; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., both 211; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 206; 8. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 190; 9. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 188; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 176.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 153; 2. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 149; 3. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 144; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 142; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 135; 6. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., and Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., both 105; 8. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 103; 9. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97; 10. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 87.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 191; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 173; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 5. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 6. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 77; 8. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 74; 10. Bradley Sterrett, Blooming­ton, Ind., 71.

Nebraska – 1. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 224; 2. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 220; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 214; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 189; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 186; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 178; 8. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 170; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 150; 10. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 146.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Michael Jackson, Summerville, S.C., both 95; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88.

Oklahoma – 1. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 255; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 231; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 208; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 198; 6. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 192; 7. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 187; 8. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 185; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 163; 10. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 158.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 375; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 356; 3. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 317; 4. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 305; 5. Douglas Dodson, Mid­dletown, Pa., 266; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 251; 7. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., 238; 8. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., and Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., both 228; 10. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 221.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 301; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 279; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 256; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 233; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 231; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 222; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 205; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 198; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 193; 10. Bryan Park, Colman, S.D., 176.

Texas – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 241; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, both 214; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 210; 5. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 190; 6. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 178; 7. Casey Merrell, Springtown, Texas, 174; 8. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 170; 9. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 165; 10. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 163.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 40; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 39; 3. Mike Leraas, Kerners­ville, N.C., 38; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 37; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 36; 6. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 7. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 8. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 32; 9. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31; 10. Jack Rice, Charlottesville, Va., 30.

 

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MICHIGAN (July 10, 2020) – Just as the legendary Phoenix rose from the ashes, Sprints On Dirt is poised to do the same. Denny Donaldson with Bob and Karen Garrett have partnered to acquire Sprints On Dirt. They are already partners in Butler Motor Speedway. The long-time supporters of Sprints On Dirt are determined to help sprint car racing thrive in Michigan, not only with their weekly sprint program, but with the opportunity for racers and fans to enjoy SOD’s “beyond limits” traveling series in their area.

Denny Donaldson followed in the footsteps of his very successful father Ralph into racing, winning six Butler championships in three different divisions. Both Ralph and Denny are members of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Garrett is also a 2nd generation driver, picking up seven track championships. As if that isn’t enough, Garrett also has over thirty-five championships as a car owner. His teams are still winning today.

Butler and SOD have worked towards common rules for the benefit of sprint car racing in Michigan. The new acquisition will make the cooperative efforts even more beneficial for Michigan racers. The partners have a strong drive to keep sprint car racing in Michigan alive and well.

Communication has begun with promoters and potential marketing partners in preparation for the 2021 season. SOD’s prominence in Michigan sprint car racing took a nose dive in 2019, but is emerging from its near-death experience like the Phoenix and will be stronger, smarter and more powerful.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for racing in general, there is a silver lining for Sprints On Dirt. Speedways and organizations have struggled to finalize schedules, but since SOD’s plans were to sit out 2020 anyway, it has given SOD more time to finalize its plans. Sprints On Dirt will return to its values that made it so successful before.

Sprints On Dirt contact information:

Website: www.sprintsondirt.com

Email: director@sprintsondirt.com.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SprintsOnDirt.

 

 

$2,000 to win & $300 to start TONIGHT at the Sprint Car Bandits “Muscling in the Dirt” MDA Night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Friday July 10th, 8pm! ADULT G.A. JUST $15!!

ADDED PURSE from Fred Summers at Faith, Family & Fast, plus Monarch Motor Speedway's MONSTERS AT MONARCH and Davis's Drug & Alcohol Testing! (please THANK THEM for their support!)

DON'T MISS our final series event before Summer Break! Forecast is dry and warm at race time. Complete details:

Elm Mott, TX (07/10/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2020 tour continues at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco *TONIGHT* Friday, July 10th with the running of the Muscular Dystrophy Association ‘Muscling in the Dirt’ night.

This is the final event before the scheduled Summer Break for the Sprint Car Bandits series, so don’t miss it! This season has been filled with thrilling events and great turnouts, and we expect another night of fun *TONIGHT* July 10th at HOT Speedway!

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 10th.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

Here's the purse breakdown for the 7/10/20 'Muscling in the Dirt' Sprint Car Bandits event at HOT Speedway: $2,000 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. SPECIAL THANKS once again to Fred Summers of Faith, Family & Fast for kicking this all off by adding funds to the winners share so it became $2,000 to win! And thank you to Monarch Motor Speedway's MONSTERS AT MONARCH for adding money to the 2nd place finisher, so now we are racing for our full '$2,000 to win purse structure!' Adult tickets are just $15, so it's a heck of a deal! And Davis's Drug & Alcohol Testing has added $100 to the feature event Hard Charger! All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons.

All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you *TONIGHT* Friday July 10th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!

Sprint Car Bandits POINTS after 7/4/20:

2 Michael Day 524
74e Claud Estes III 472
20 Chad Wilson 459
45b Casey Burkham 442
17 Channin Tankersley 427
7 Jerrad Warhurst 422
82c Christian Kinnison 365
23 Junior Jenkins 346
41j Joshua Harner 334
12w Dale Wester 325
13m Chance McCrary 320
74 DJ Estes 288
47 Chipper Wood 281
16 Koty Adams 280
71 Colby Estes 269
41b Lucas Boxwell 261
41 Casey Merrell 253
83 Jett Hays 252
6m Blake Mallory 210
b52 Brayden Voigt 196
5 Richard Reynolds 192
99b John Ricketts 184
16 Blake Baccus 178
55 Brad Queen 161
64 Mark Zoeller 161
72 Daniel Estes 155
5 Kyle McCutcheon 142
01j Jeb Sessums 142
74b Jake Bubak 135
j2 John Carney II 130
42p Preston Perlmutter 130
35 Jeff Emerson 125
17w Harli White 119
15 Randolph Jase 116
80 Josh Hawkins 116
88 Terry Easum 113
9$ Kyle Clark 110
9 Chase Randall 108
35k Dylan McCann 108
45 David Luckie 106
76 Zane Lawrence 106
4 Austin Mundie 104
4x Caleb Padgett 102
33 Michael Merrell 102
10 Ronnie Henderson 100
v8 Robert Vetter 96
41m Steve McMackin 90
32 Corby Scherb 90
86 Jordan Rupe 90
25 Mason Smith 86
55b Brandon Anderson 65
1s Brandon Long 65
187 Landon Crawley 65
1x Tim Crawley 65
5$ Danny Smith 65
32k Chris Kelly 65
33k JT Kelly 65
04 Kyle Jones 65
1 Mark Huddleston 65
82 Austin Saunders 65


 

 

POWRi Leagues July-August Schedule Alterations

Belleville, IL. (7/9/2020) Due to ongoing coronavirus constraints, Performance Open Wheel Racing Incorporated have updated league schedules through August in effort to adhere to ongoing public gathering restrictions and special limitations on a state by state basis.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League scheduling changes include the cancelation of Jacksonville Speedway-July 24th, Tri-City Speedway-July 25th, and Belle-Clair Speedway-July 31st, August 21st, September 5th, September 6th, and October 3rd.

The POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro League, will still see plenty of racing as the Illinois Speedweek(end) roars to back with three-straight nights of action. First, on Friday, July 31st both POWRi Midget and Micro Leagues will battle for supremacy at Jacksonville Speedway, followed by a trip to Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 1st, then wrapping up the 2020 Illinois Speedweek(end) in style at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, August 2nd.

Racing action continues as planned at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Speedway for a two-day stay on August 7th and 8th with the annual running of the Ironman 55. Mighty Macon Speedway will again host the POWRi Midget and Micro Leagues on Saturday, August 22nd with a return to the fast-paced action of Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday, August 23rd.

Hard 8 Racing is proud and excited to announce in collaboration with the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Port City Raceway, and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League to bring the Inaugural “Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55”. Thursday, October 15th Port City Raceway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues for feature racing events with a twist. The A-Feature will be a 55-lap action-packed racing spectacle with $5,550 going to the winner. More details will be coming soon, making this a great way to lead into the Season Championship at Creek County Speedway for all POWRi Leagues on October 16th-17th.

As for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, the continuation of $2000 to win shows at Valley Speedway (7/18) and Monett Motor Speedway (7/25) are still scheduled as planned. The “Osky-Challenges” at Southern Iowa Speedway has altered the date of the annual running of the $3000 to win Sage Fruit Ultimate Front Row Challenge, now set for Sunday, August 9th. Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 18th has been removed from the POWRi WAR schedule with the “King of Kansas City” now racing on Saturday, July 18th. Central Missouri Speedway (8/22), Missouri State Fair (8/23), and Tri-City Speedway (8/28) have all been confirmed as originally scheduled.

The weekend of Labor Day the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will now head to “The Lake” on Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th. With the cancelation of 34 Raceway (9/5) and Bethany Speedway (9/6), Lake Ozark Speedway has decided to bring back the “LOS Non-Wing Nationals."

Valley Speedway scheduled for September 12th and September 26th have been removed from the POWRi WAR schedule, with the Helm Family Memorial at Valley Speedway now slated for Saturday, August 29th. All other originally scheduled race-dates remaining on the POWRi website are confirmed.

POWRi Midget League Season Changes: http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=16153

Canceled: Jacksonville Speedway (7/24), Tri-City Speedway (7/25), Belle-Clair Speedway(7/31, 8/21, 9/5, 9/6, 10/3)

Added: Jacksonville Speedway (7/31, 8/23), Macon Speedway (8/1, 8/22) Lincoln Speedway (8/2), Port City Speedway (10/15).

POWRi WAR Sprint League Season Updates: http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=16152

Canceled: Valley Speedway (8/15, 9/12, 9/26), 34 Raceway (9/5), Bethany Speedway (9/6)

Added or Changed: Southern Iowa Speedway “Osky Challenges” (8/9),
Valley Speedway-“King of Kansas City” (7/18)-Helm Family Memorial (8/29), Lake Ozark Speedway-Non-Wing Nationals (9/5, 9/6).

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

 

 

Bacon Set to Defend Corn Belt Nationals Title after Sprintacular USAC Triumph

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 9, 2020) – Saturday’s USAC Sprint Car “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” triumph at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway was a much needed boost for Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Auto Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 Sprint Car team.

Now, “The Macho Man” looks to carry that momentum over into this weekend’s Second Annual Corn Belt Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, where he swept his way to victory lane during both nights of last year’s inaugural edition.

“It’s always big when you can win at Knoxville and we’ve always been good there in a non-wing car,” Bacon says.

Bacon is hopeful that Saturday’s triumph at Lincoln Park Speedway, his fourth of the year in USAC Sprint Car action, will stem the tide of recent misfortune.

“Hopefully our bad luck is out of the way,” Bacon explains. “The car has been fast every night, we just haven’t had any luck to go with it.”

The Saturday win came after mechanical issues derailed a sure podium finish and possible win at Terre Haute on July 1 and then more issues popped up before Friday night’s feature event that altered Bacon’s role for the feature to that of spectator.

And it was the same culprit in both situations. A bad magneto in both cases wiped out what could have been.

“I haven’t had two mags go bad in my entire career,” Bacon explains. “We completely changed it, and the second one went bad. And when we ran the local show at Lawrenceburg, we were having mag issues there too. So that’s three and in different cars with different engines.”

Saturday’s card may have just turned that around though, with Bacon besting a field of 57 entries for his 32nd career USAC Sprint Car triumph.

But, after battling into the lead at the midway point, it still took some work.

“When I got the lead, I think that’s when our tire started going down,” Bacon recalled of the deflation on the right rear. “I wasn’t able to make the speed I was able to make to get to the lead. I was kind of having to play defense and use the lapped cars as blockers.”

Bacon emerged from a late-race battle to secure the win and hold on to third in USAC National points.

Bacon looks to add to that win total this weekend at Knoxville Raceway’s Corn Belt Nationals.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 35 races, 5 wins, 13 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Sprint Cars at Knoxville Raceway’s “Corn Belt Nationals”, in Knoxville, Iowa on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Brown, Setters, Amantea, Bogucki and Henderson Capture Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 9, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions surpassed the 25-win mark last weekend when five drivers combined to earn six feature triumphs.

Brian Brown posted a pair of victories on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he claimed the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car main events.

James Setters earned his third straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series win at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Friday.

Joey Amantea picked up a micro sprint triumph on Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

SawBlade.com sponsored Scott Bogucki jetted to his first career victory at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Justin Henderson led the Mike Sandvig owned team to their first career 410ci feature win on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

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

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

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 4 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; and I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30 and June 6); Brian Brown - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6 and July 3 [twice]); John Carney II - 3 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6 and June 13; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 3 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13); James Setters - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26 and July 3); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4); Seth Bergman - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9).

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DCRP Adds Labor Day Weekend Double!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 9, 2020) – Dodge City Raceway Park has added a pair of events to its 2020 slate with a two-day event set for Labor Day Weekend.

The pair of events will take place on Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6.

Both nights will consist of full cards of championship chase action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

More details will be available as the event draws nearer.

The added events brings the 2020 DCRP slate to a dozen events along with six Sunday cards on the Little DCRP clay oval after several early season events fell victim to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas has already hosted a pair of events with Tathan Burkhart topping the headlining Hobby Stock Roundup on June 20 and then Odessa, Texas’ Brett Becker winning the DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash on July 2.

With two nights of action in the books, early point leaders include Zach Blurton in DCRP Sprint Cars, Kale Beavers in IMCA Modifieds, Luke Stallbaumer in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Troy Burkhart in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

While idle this weekend, DCRP kicks into high gear with racing action over five of the next six weekends beginning with the Saturday, July 18, Stock Car Shootout and ultimately culminating with the much-anticipated Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on August 20-22.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

6th at 141 Speedway Highlights Busy Weekend for Paul Nienhiser and Ozzie Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hooking up with Ozzie Motorsports and competing against the World of Outlaws and the IRA over the weekend, Paul Nienhiser would cap a very busy weekend for the team with a sixth-place finish during a wild feature on Sunday night at 141 Speedway.

“It was a really grueling weekend for our team with just Ozzie and Fran, me and Jake, and our two girlfriends in the pit area for four really tough nights of racing,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had a lot of fun, and hopefully we can all do it again.”

Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway Nienhiser would qualify for Friday and Saturday’s event with the World of Outlaws, as well as take part in the Knockout race that was also on the docket.

Adapting to the new car quickly, Nienhiser would time in 10th fastest for Friday night’s program before timing in 13th fastest for Saturday’s finale.

Following time trials, Nienhiser would take part in the Knockout race where he rolled off the starting grid from the third position. Making it all the way to the race’s final round, Nienhiser would shred a left rear on the last lap and take away from what looked to be a positive finish.

Despite the late race bad luck, Nienhiser and company felt good heading into the next two nights with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Taking advantage of that Friday night qualifying effort, Nienhiser would transfer directly into the feature event out of his heat race. Lining up 10th, the track would be extremely fast after some pre race prep, and it would make passing a bit difficult.

Lining up on the outside groove, the bottom would be the preferred line and after dropping a few spots Nienhiser would settle into the 14th spot. Hanging out, the Chapin, IL driver closed the night out with a 14th place finish.

Saturday night saw Nienhiser take the green flag for his heat race from the third row. Falling out of a transfer position, Nienhiser would be forced into the ‘B’ though he would find himself up on the front row.

Winning the semi, Nienhiser moved into the feature event, which was aired on CBS Sports Network on this night, but had his work cut out as he took the green from the 19th starting position.

Losing a lap early, Nienhiser would still show speed as he battled with some of the best in the business. Though he would race his way back up to 12th during green flag action, he would officially be scored 18th due to going down a lap early.

Heading to 141 Speedway on Sunday night with the IRA, Nienhiser and the Ozzie Motorsports team did some extra work going through the car after not being as strong as they had hoped at Cedar Lake on Saturday and Sunday.

The checkup seemed to work, as Nienhiser was able to time in sixth fastest in time trials despite the track slowing down and him going out nearly last.

From his second row starting position in his heat race, Nienhiser would flex his muscle early as he powered to the win and made his way into the Dash.

Winning Dash #2, Nienhiser would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Ozzie Motorsports teammate, Jake Blackhurst.

With Blackhurst getting out to the early lead, Nienhiser would take a couple shots at the top spot but played it safe to ensure he didn’t wreck his teammate. As the leaders but got into traffic, the two-headed battle for the lead became a three headed monster as Bill Balog tracked the duo down.

Battling through traffic, and making a couple more bids for the lead, damage to Nienhiser’s right rear would cause a flat and force him to make a stop in the work area.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Nienhiser continued to show a ton of speed as he raced his way back to sixth, where he would finish, just narrowly missing out on a Top-5 despite making a trip to the work area with 13 laps left in the race.

“I had a great time running a couple of really cool tracks up in Wisconsin and hope I can get an opportunity to do some racing up there in the future,” Nienhiser added. “Big thanks to Ozzie and his team for the opportunity.”

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-12, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will travel to Burlington, IA on Friday night with the World of Outlaws in his PNR No. 9x machine, with the possibility of heading to Wimot on Saturday.

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

 

 

Gold Cup Race of Champions Rescheduled

(Chico, CA 7/9/20) The Silver Dollar Fair and Silver Dollar Speedway have rescheduled the 67th running of the Gold Cup Race or Champions to September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th 2021. The race was scheduled for September of 2020, ongoing Covid-19 virus concerns have caused the postponement to next year.

“This race began in 1950 and had a short break in the late 50’s, but has been held every year since then”, explained track manager Dennis Gage. “And it has been an important part of the Chico community since 1980” he continued. “But we are very aware of the challenges the Covid virus has presented, and we must respond”, he concluded.

The postponement falls in line with other major Sprint car events in Knoxville, Iowa and Rossburg, Ohio. The Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, and the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway have also been moved to 2021.

The Gold Cup has long been recognized as the largest most prestigious West Coast Sprint Car event with four straight days of racing. This year a new Platinum Cup format for winged sprint cars was planned for Wednesday and Thursday followed by the World of Outlaw sprint cars on Friday and Saturday.

All tickets and reserved camping purchased for the 2020 Gold Cup Race of Champions will be automatically roller over to the 2021 event. All advance tickets and camping passes for the 67th Gold Cup will be honored for the rescheduled dates In September of 2021. Those who wish to forfeit their seats must return the tickets to the Speedway office at 2343 Fair Street in Chico, CA 95928 by August 14TH 2020. A refund will be made for the full ticket value. Those premium reserved seats forfeited will be resold immediately at the Speedway office beginning on August 15, 2020.

Reserved 4-day tickets will continue to be sold for the new dates of September 8, 9, 10, and 11 2021. Online general admission tickets are currently suspended until January of 2021. Reserved camping will also remain on sale for the entire week at $300. Reserved seats are $150 for the four days. Reserved seats remain the entire main grandstand and row J and above in both the south and north bleacher sections. Row I and below in the bleachers are general admission. Both reserved and general admission tickets will be sold up to and including the event in 2021.

Details on event and ticket information is available from the track website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or by calling the track office at 530-350-7275. The track office has limited hours of noon to 4 pm Monday to Thursday, and all messages will receive a return call. Email messages can be directed to info@silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

All Star Points Leader Reutzel Closing in on First Ohio Speedweek Title

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team retain their position atop the All Star Circuit of Champions point charts as they vie for a third consecutive series championship.

And, not only does the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team reside atop the season point charts, Reutzel and crew are closing on a potential first “Ohio Sprint Speedweek” championship.

With the initial half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the books, Reutzel carries a 16-point advantage into the final four races of the hectic slate of Ohio events that includes nine races in ten days.

The final half gets under way Thursday night at Zanesville’s Muskingum County Speedway before moving on to Portsmouth Motor Speedway on Friday and then Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

“We just have to keep putting together strong finishes and the points will take care of themselves,” Reutzel surmises.

It’s a habit that Reutzel is in the habit of aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry as of late.

Reutzel has reeled off 13 consecutive top-ten finishes including 11 among the top five. Among those are four wins and ten podium runs including his latest pair of triumphs in All Star action at Volunteer Speedway on June 27 and then Sunday’s Speedweek score at Fremont that brought his season win total to ten triumphs.

After a fourth-place showing at Port Royal Speedway and the Volunteer Speedway win three nights later, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team took in three nights of Pennsylvania Speedway with another pair of podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

“It would have been nice to win one of those, but the competition there is really tough,” Reutzel said after finishes of second, eighth and third. “We were also trying a few different things, so hopefully that will pay off when we go back to those tracks later in the season.”

After an off day, Ohio Sprint Speedweek began in earnest last Friday with Reutzel racing to third at Attica Raceway Park. Shifting to a Fremont Speedway double, Reutzel improved one position to second and then climbed one more step up the podium after racing the Fischer Body Shop machine to victory lane on Sunday night for his tenth win of the season.

“Rough and heavy, slick; we just seem to adapt to anything and it’s pretty cool when you can do stuff like that,” Reutzel explained after taking the win on a slick track. “I couldn’t be more proud of my guys.”

After a rare finish outside the top-five on Monday at Wayne County Speedway, Reutzel rebounded from potential disastrous engine issues in the Dash to capture another podium finish of third on Wednesday night at Peeble’s Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

Reutzel will be looking for more visits to victory lane and a potential Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship beginning on Thursday nigh at Muskingum County Speedway.

2020 Quick Stats: 45 races, 10 wins, 27 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Quick Results:

June 24, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) – 4th in A Feature

June 27, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – 1st in A Feature

June 28, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – Rained Out

June 29, Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA – PA Speedweek) – 2nd in A Feature

June 30, Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA – PA Speedweek) – 8th in A Feature

July 1, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA – PA Speedweek) – 3rd in A Feature

July 3, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

July 4, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 2nd in A Feature

July 5, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 1st in A Feature

July 6, Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) – 8th in A Feature

July 8, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

Next Up: Final half of All Stars “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”:

July 9 – Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH)

July 10 – Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH)

July 11 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

July 12 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

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

 

 

Baughman Climbing All Star Point Charts – Holds Down Top Ten in Speedweek Points

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Texas (July 9, 2020) – In his rookie campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Josh Baughman continues to climb the point charts abord the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 Sprint Car.

One of just a handful of drivers along with BRM teammate Aaron Reutzel to start all 17 series “A” Feature events this season, Baughman has climbed to sixth in overall season points.

And, midway though the series “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”, Baughman holds down a top-ten position in Speedweek points at ninth with the final half of the week looming.

The final half gets under way Thursday night at Zanesville’s Muskingum County Speedway before moving on to Portsmouth Motor Speedway on Friday and then Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

After a seventh-place run at Volunteer Speedway leading into Speedweek, Baughman has added another pair of top-tens already during the spate of Ohio events including a fifth-place run at Fremont Speedway last Saturday and then a ninth-place showing at Wayne County Speedway on Monday night.

Baughman will look to continue to climb the point charts beginning with Thursday night’s card at Muskingum County Speedway.

2020 Quick Stats: 18 races, 2 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Quick Results:

June 24, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) – 14th in A Feature

June 25, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – 7th in A Feature

June 26, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – Rained Out

July 3, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – 14th in A Feature

July 4, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 5th in A Feature

July 5, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 22nd in A Feature

July 6, Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) – 9th in A Feature

July 8, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, OH) – 20th in A Feature

Next Up: Final half of All Stars “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”:

July 9 – Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH)

July 10 – Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH)

July 11 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

July 12 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Keep Track: Keep track of Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports online at http://www.baughmanreutzelmotorsports.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Baughmanreutzelmotorsports-136754450449692/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BaughmanReutzel.

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

 

 

Champion Now Offers Private Label Hand Sanitizer to Help Combat COVID-19

(Clinton, Mo 04.10.20) Champion Brands, LLC, a global leader in blending and packaging chemicals and lubricants, announced this week that the company is now bottling, labeling and packaging Private Label Alcohol Hand Sanitizer for the racing and performance aftermarket industry.

“Champion has recently added additional production lines to meet the demands of critically needed health and safety products during this pandemic,” said Karl Dedolph, Director at Champion Brands, LLC. “We are now offering these private label products to racing and performance manufacturers and warehouse distributors.”

“Previously our hand sanitizer production was prioritized for organizations on the frontlines responding to COVID-19; such as first responders, hospitals, and local municipalities. We are pleased at this time to quote a top-tier private label hand sanitizer to the racing, automotive, powersports, and heavy-duty aftermarkets.”

“When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like the Corona-Virus nothing beats good old-fashioned handwashing with hot water and soap for 20 seconds or more. But if not available, your next best option, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. This is the minimum amount needed to kill most germs, according to the CDC,” added Dedolph.

Champion can formulate and custom package private label products for customers including mineral, semi-synthetic and full-synthetic engine and motor oils, fuel treatments, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, automotive additives and chemicals, and more. Their product portfolio is one of the largest in the industry.

Champion’s state-of-the-art chemical lab and talented R&D team can formulate the world’s most advanced, engineering-approved fluids that exceed API, ILSAC, ACEA, JASO and other industry and OEM standards plus maximize your business segment growth and experience.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 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 call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney Visit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Saturday!

Knoxville, IA, July 9, 2020 – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Patrick Sullivan will be the host this Saturday for a special event on the Second Floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in conjunction with the Second Running of the Corn Belt Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway. The event begins at 2 p.m.

Two-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion and defending Corn Belt Nationals titlist “The Macho Man” Brady Bacon will join Sullivan, along with USAC National Sprint Car and Midget champion, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney.

Bacon, a native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, won championships with USAC in the famous Hoffman #69 in both 2014 and 2016. His win last Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana was the 32nd sprint car win in his USAC career, tying him with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Rollie Beale for twelfth on the series all-time list.

Courtney, of Indianapolis, is both a USAC National Sprint Car (2018) and USAC National Midget (2019) champion. Though he is running the midget series this season, he is also running an expanded “wing” schedule. He has 26 USAC National Sprint Car wins to his credit.

Pat Sullivan is a five-time Non-wing Media Member of the Year with the North American Sprint Car Poll. He was a 2017 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee.

Seating will be available on the second floor, with social distancing practices in mind.

Admission to the museum is just $5 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and $4 for veterans and seniors (over 60 years old). While you are here, check out our “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” and our other exhibits in the museum!

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

 

 

Weekly Racing Series Continues On at US 36 this Friday, July 10

OSBORN, Mo. – The weekly racing championship chase continues this Friday, July 10 at US 36 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks all on the race night program.

For this Friday, US 36 Raceway has improved the payout for the IMCA Sprint Cars. The winner earns $600, second $500 and third $400. The full payout for Sprint Cars on July 10 is below.

The pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free.

US 36 Raceway is also looking ahead to two big nights of racing on July 17 and July 24. On Friday, July 17, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series makes their only trip of 2020 to US 36 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds and E-Modifieds are also racing.

Then on Friday, July 24, it is the 4th Annual Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. The IMCA Stock Cars are racing for $1,262 to win and $125 to start. Other bonuses up for grabs are $62 for a heat race win, $162 for the longest haul, $62 for drawing the 62 chip and a $62 hard luck award.

More information on these two events will be released soon.

July 10 IMCA Sprint Car Payout: 1) $600 2) 500 3) 400 4) 300 5) 250 6) 225 7) 210 8) 200 9) 190 10) 180 11) 170 12) 160 13) 155 14-20) 150

 

 

 

Dover Powers to 10th Top-Five Finish of the Season During Weekend Finale at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2020) - Jack Dover recorded his best result at Knoxville Raceway in nearly two years last Saturday when he finished fourth.

It was a strong run to cap a two-day weekend at the half-mile oval, where Dover wanted to get laps prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month.

"We went to dial in for the 360 Nationals and it was two good paying nights," he said. "It was totally worth it. But at the end of the day it wasn't about the money, it was about getting that place figured out.

"Every time we went on the track we moved forward. From what we learned the final night I think we should be pretty good the next time we go back there."

The weekend started on Friday with Dover qualifying 20th quickest. He then won a heat race to garner the 13th starting position in the main event.

"We rode around there in 15th or so and the last couple of laps the car got better," he said. "We have to figure out how to make the car good from the start to the end, not just from midway through the race to the end."

Dover ended 12th, which snapped his streak of 10 straight top 10s to start the season.

However, Saturday featured a rebound as Dover qualified ninth quickest. He then charged from fourth to win a heat race. Dover spent the feature duking it out for a top five before a late-race move gave him fourth place.

"I think we rode around sixth or seventh most of the race," he said. "We got up to fourth with about five or six laps to go. Harli White was in front of us by a straightaway and we reeled her in. Our car really came on there at the end. I wish we had a yellow with a couple of laps to go because I think we had something for those guys up front."

Dover plans on returning to action this Friday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Also of note, Dover is gearing up to make his debut during the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on July 31 and Aug. 1. He will pilot his No. 53 during the marquee 305ci winged sprint car event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (13).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Chris Roseland with Backlund Plumbing has been a great friend of mine for the last few years," Dover said. "He's always there for me and puts me in his race car several times each season. We really appreciate his support and friendship."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, 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, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Garners Top Five and Two Hard Charger Awards During First Half of All Star Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (July 8, 2020) - Greg Wilson has passed a lot of race cars during the first half of the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Wilson has guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team to one top-five run, a trio of top-10 finishes and two Hard Charger Awards for passing the most cars during the first four nights of the nine-race spectacle with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"We have spent more time in our shop the last two weeks and even yesterday on our day off, dynoing shocks and sorting out a game plan when we get to the track, than in recent history," he said. "I feel like it has showed."

Speedweek began last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Wilson qualified 24th quickest before advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 23 rd to seventh to close the night with the Hard Charger Award.

"It sure doesn't hurt being back home," he said. "Attica and Fremont, we've done well there and it's in our backyard. You have a pretty good idea of what your car needs to do. It's just crazy that we're going about it a different way, whether it's things getting changed on us like tires or whatever. By feature-time on Friday night we had a pretty darn good car. When you can pass that many cars and you're still coming at the end of the race it's a confidence booster."

Wilson produced his most complete night of the season on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. He timed in 24th quickest in qualifying, won a heat race and placed fifth in a dash before maneuvering from ninth to fourth place in the A Main.

"We timed decent in our group, won our heat race and used the dash to try stuff for the A Main," he said. "We were mediocre in the dash, which was great. It gave us a really good car in the feature and it showed. You have to put those full nights together to put yourself in position to win races."

Wilson returned to Fremont Speedway on Sunday. He qualified 28th quickest before advancing from ninth to eighth in a heat race and from 10 th to fifth place in the B Main to narrowly miss locking into the feature. Wilson used a provisional to start last in the main event.

"That was frustrating," he said. "I've felt like you use a provisional when you have a really good race car and have to use it because of whatever happened. I felt like realistically we were a top-five car, but we started 25th. You feel like you've given an opportunity away that you have a shot at winning or getting a better finish than you had. But the end result for our team, going from 25th to 10th, was a good points night and we put on a show for our sponsors that were there."

Wilson scored his second Hard Charger Award of Speedweek after gaining 15 positions.

The team ventured to Wayne County Speedway on Monday. Wilson overcame a 20 th-place qualifying run by picking up five positions in a heat race to finish fourth. That locked him into the main event, which he capped with an 18th-place outing.

"I don't race there a lot and we did things different than what we had been doing," he said. "We got lucky in the heat and some cars wrecked. Sometimes it's better to be lucky that good. We got it in the feature, but we were average all night and couldn't make up spots. We were pretty lucky to come out of there with an okay finish and unscathed."

Speedweek resumes on Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio. The remaining races are Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (23).

July 4 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 4 (9).

July 5 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 10 (25).

July 6 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 18 (15).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK: Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio; Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Banshee Graphics

Banshee Graphics is a custom graphics company based in Findlay, Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Banshee-Graphics-216064901795103/ .

"Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative," Wilson said. "We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY’S NASCAR EVENT OFF REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 8, 2020) – Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series event is not a part of the newly revised 2020 NASCAR series schedules. The eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR national series event held on dirt, was to be held July 29-30.

The Ohio Department of Health’s robust response to the COVID-19 health crisis includes orders restricting mass gatherings and prohibiting spectators from grandstands at large venues. Given current conditions, state officials have withheld approval of Eldora’s proposal to host reduced capacity events in a responsible and safe manner.

Without certainty as to when Eldora might be able to host spectators, and if those dates would coincide with available dates on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series schedule, Eldora and NASCAR officials jointly agreed to remove the event from the 2020 calendar.

“Since we started working on this event in September 2012, it has been a collective team effort,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway. “When we held the first NASCAR race on dirt in almost 43 years, nobody knew what would happen, what to expect, if it would work, or if there would be a second one. We all took a giant leap of faith and placed a lot of trust in each other – Eldora, NASCAR, the teams and, most importantly, the race fans – that we would all deliver a successful event.

“Eight years later, Eldora remains a highlight of the NASCAR season. The atmosphere in the grandstands is electric, and you can always count on someone having a big career moment that night. This year’s lineup of dirt racers who planned to battle the Truck Series regulars was going to produce one of our strongest fields ever. Losing this event is a gut punch for everyone who is a part of it.

“We’ve now lost races for every single local and national division that competes at Eldora. We cannot hold events without healthy race fans and racers. It’s that simple. The fastest way for us all to be back together again at Eldora, with full grandstands and full campgrounds, and $2 beers, is another collective team effort.

“As a community, racers and race fans need to heed the advice of our local doctors and nurses: practice social distancing; wear a cloth face covering, bandana or mask; wash your hands; and keep sanitizer at the ready. The virus knows no county line or state border and it’s on all of us to do our part to stop the spread. Until we do so, Eldora and a lot of speedways are going to sit empty.”

While the State of Ohio continues to develop reopening guidance for Large Venues as part of its Responsible RestartOhio program, approval for spectators to attend Ohio’s premier events and venues, including Eldora Speedway, is currently on pause.

The Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus and held at Dublin’s Muirfield Village Golf Club, was rescheduled from June to July 16-19. The event’s proposal to host spectators at a reduced capacity had been the only one approved to date by Responsible RestartOhio. However, officials from the state, tournament and PGA announced Monday that spectators would no longer be able to attend the event.

Fans who have purchased reserved seats, general admission tickets and campsites for the eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby should retain their tickets, camping credentials and receipts at this time. With 2020 marking the conclusion of Eldora’s five-year sanction agreement with NASCAR, and the ever-changing dynamics associated with the coronavirus outbreak, discussions are ongoing between Eldora and NASCAR for 2021. The Eldora Speedway box office will communicate updates direct to the original patron account holder as they become available.

Answers to frequently asked questions, are posted at https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/dirt-derby-covid/

Eldora officials are using a “When We Know, You’ll Know” policy to share event-related information with fans as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com, directly to the patron accounts of fans who have purchased ticket and campsites, the Eldora Speedway email newsletter, and to the official Eldora Speedway accounts on social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 67th consecutive season of racing in 2020 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing. Eldora’s 2020 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has over seven million views. Eldora’s official live stream video partner is FloRacing.

 

 

Walter rebounds to go top-15 at 141 Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 8, 2020 – After a month-long break from competition, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team returned to the track for the team’s 2020 debut outing the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Sprint Car Series at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, July 5.

Walter opened the evening’s competition by timing in 12th in the 26-car field with a lap of 12.695 seconds around the third-mile semi-banked egg-shaped clay oval.

After lining up on the pole of the third 10-lap IRA heat race, Walter slipped to second when third starter Paul Nienhiser powered into the lead on the opening circuit. The 15th-year Plymouth racer held on to second place throughout the race to earn a spot in the dash redraw.

After drawing third starting spot in the second IRA four-lap dash to determine the top 10 starters in the A main, Walter fell to fourth when Scotty Neitzel got past on the opening lap. Walter held on to fourth at the finish to secure the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap A IRA main.

“I feel like we found some speed and really have the engine dialed in,” Walter said. “I wasn't very excited about the qualifying laps that I put in because it just felt like I left something out on the table to be gained. I was pleasantly surprised to still end up being in the top 12 for the invert. It was nice to run the dash and work on the car a little bit more before the A and turn a few more laps.”

Walter held strong inside the top 10 in eighth during the opening two laps of the main event before the first of three caution flags was displayed on lap 2 when Austin DeBlauw spun to a stop in turn four.

On the restart, Walter got high in turn one and brushed against the wall before returning to the racing groove in 11th place. After closing on the 10th place car of Robbie Pribnow, the red flag came out on lap 10 when Danny Schlafer and Jeremy Schultz tangled hard in turn two just in front of Walter, who also got caught up in the incident.

Walter then retreated to the work area to replace a broken steering assembly before returning to the track at the rear of the field.

“The A main was frustrating for us as a team,” Walter said. “We really started off well and I felt like I was getting a rhythm before the first caution. On the restart, I was hit in the helmet by a rock and it flipped open the shield of my helmet, and I was blasted with dust and dirt. I ended up riding up the wall and was able to stay in the throttle and drive off of it.

“I started to find a rhythm again then a few laps later I was making up what we had lost position wise when I drove into turn one and did my best to slow down for two cars that were stopped in the middle of the corner,” he said. “However, there wasn't much I could do to turn off the cushion and avoid the incident. We went to the work area and had to change the drag link for the steering.”

Walter wasted no time in battling back along the high groove to pass Chris Flick and Hunter Custer on lap 11 before moving around Kris Spitz and Jereme Schroeder on lap 15 and lap 16.

Two laps later, Jack Blackhurst ran into the back of Walter’s car and spun along the frontstretch to bring out the third caution of the race.

Walter then moved to the low grove over the final 12 laps to work past Kris Spitz, Jereme Schroeder, Robbie Pribnow and Jack Routson during the closing circuits to finish the eventful race, which was won by Bill Balog, in 15th place.

“After all the excitement early on, I had some work to do restarting in the back of the field,” Walter said. “On a smaller track like that and starting single file, you know it's not going to take long for the leaders to catch you so you got to make as many moves as fast as you can. We passed a bunch of cars early and were working our way through the field as the leaders started lapping us.

“Every car the leader puts a lap down you try to pass to gain another position,” he said. “I was running the high side the entire race and when leaders are coming through you just do your best to run your line and allow them to do what they need to, to get by. Unfortunately, we were caught up in the middle of the final caution when the second place car slid us in turns 3 and 4 and bounced off the wall I slowed to avoid any issue to not get collected in another incident and the third-place car ran into the back of me when I slowed. In my opinion, it was a racing deal, and sucks for everyone involved. After that the car still handled well, but as a driver I had enough issues for one night, so I decided to go to the bottom of the track and just ride out the rest of the race. We still passed some cars, but because of where we were on the track and laps down, we were only able to pick up a few positions.”

The next race for Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team will be the fourth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute Race with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series on Friday, July 10 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with engine warm ups at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps and qualifying to follow. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2020 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Services, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2020 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Friday, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 3 IRA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 0 B-Main Victories – 0 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Carney II Produces Back-to-Back Sixth-Place Runs at West Texas Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (July 8, 2020) - John Carney II posted a pair of sixth-place finishes last weekend during the 2020 Scooter Matthews Memorial/Firecracker Shootout.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Burkham Contracting backed competitor piloted a 305ci winged sprint car for Scott Brown during the two-day event at West Texas Raceway.

The weekend began on a sour note as a DNS in a heat race on Friday relegated Carney II to the back of the main event. However, the team used a different car in the feature and Carney II hustled from 23rd to sixth. The performance earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We did have some mechanical problem and couldn't start the heat race," he said. "We didn't make a green flag lap until the feature. We ran back to the shop, which was down the street from the track, and grabbed another car.

"My transponder wasn't working properly both nights so the scoring was off. I had got to fifth, but there were some cautions that I got shuffled back. Every yellow I lost spots because they'd put me behind cars I was ahead of. I think I would have finished third or fourth the first night and that would have locked me into the next night starting in the top four. It could have been two top fives instead of having to pass as many cars as we did."

Carney II was on the move again on Saturday, advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race before rallying from 11th to sixth in the A Main.

"We were up to fifth at one point, but because I wasn't being scored right I got moved back to ninth on a caution, which turned into a red. I was behind some cars I hadn't been behind all night. Given the circumstances, to finish sixth both nights was a success."

Carney II will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: DNS (1); Feature: 6 (23).

July 4 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Burkham Contracting

"David and Jeff Burkham from Burkham Contracting bought a car from me last year and we've been friends since then," Carney II said. "They wanted to be a part of the team and we're grateful for their support."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

ALL STAR SPRINTS TO CONCLUDE OHIO SPEEDWEEK AT SHARON WITH "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SATURDAY & JUSTIN SNYDER'S "SALUTE TO THE TROOPS" SUNDAY

 By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 8, 2020 For the first time since the 2001 Sharon Nationals, the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will be coming to Sharon Speedway for a two-day show. This Saturday and Sunday (July 11-12), Tony Stewart's travelling band will conclude the 38th annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Speedweek with a pair of $6,000 to-win races for the "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Premier Pallet & Recycling followed by Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops. Saturday's event will include the BRP Modified Tour, while the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Sunday's show. Fans are encouraged to experience the new Infield Fan Zone and take advantage of racing from this unique perspective for just the cost of general admission. Gates open at 3 p.m. each day with racing at 7.

Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" will celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Hall of Fame driver, who won more than 600 feature victories during a five-decade career. The legend has at least 121 Modified wins and another 11 documented in a Sprint Car at Sharon alone. Blaney passed away in 2009 after battling Alzheimer's.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no friends and family dinner this year. There will still be the Chinese Auction with approximately 40 baskets, Lou Blaney Memorial T-Shirts will be on sale, and there will also be the live auction starting at 5 p.m. under the pavilion in the fan zone (see current items posted below). All of these proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

For the sixth straight year, Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" will be under the All Stars' sanction, but first ever as part of Ohio Speedweek. It took 10 years, but there was finally a repeat winner for the Sprint Car portion of the "Lou Blaney Memorial" in 2018, and it was none other than track owner, Dave Blaney. Ironically, last season saw younger brother Dale Blaney capture his first event win to become the 10th different winner in 11 years!

Series owner, Tony Stewart, won the inaugural event in 2009. Mike Lutz was the first local winner taking the 2010 version. Texan Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won in 2011, while Californian Brad Sweet, who was the 2019 World of Outlaws champion, was victorious in 2012. Jack Sodeman, Jr. became the second local driver to win the prestigious event in 2013, while Dave Blaney won his father's memorial for the first time in 2014. Sheldon Haudenschild, who is in his fourth season with the WoO, won the 2015 event. Pittsburgh's Danny Holtgraver won the biggest race of his career in 2016. Christopher Bell, who has went on to NASCAR glory, won his first race at the track in 2017.

While rain washed out both scheduled All Star appearances in 2019 leading up to the "Lou Blaney Memorial", the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled both scheduled appearances by the Series before the "Lou Blaney Memorial" in 2020. Only one race has been completed during the 91st anniversary season at Sharon with Dave Blaney capturing his 32nd career "410" win at his home track on June 27, worth $3,000.

Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" event, which honors one of open wheel racing's most loyal and dedicated supporters - the late Justin Snyder - as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, will uproot from central Pennsylvania and move to Sharon for the first time on Sunday. The event will conclude Ohio Speedweek, which offers an $11,000 point fund with $4,000 going to the champion.

Snyder was a retired Army combat veteran who did two tours in Afghanistan as a proud member of the US Army 10th Mountain Division. Once retired, he moved to central Pa. before his passing on April 19, 2016. Remembered by those closest to him as a loyal friend and by anybody who met him, for his compassionate smile and wholehearted laugh.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded by veterans and positions itself with veterans to support those in need including their families. It provides help through independent, peer, and family support including combat stress recovery services to help those struggling both physically and/or emotionally as they strive to adjust and integrate back into civilian life. As we salute Justin and the countless others who have struggled once separated from military life, let's all consider what we could to assist those who have selflessly served our nation.

"After four successful years in central Pa. at BAPS Motor Speedway, we are extremely excited to bring Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops race back home to Sharon Speedway," Derek Snyder explained, older brother of the late Justin Snyder and the Executive Manager & Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. "My family's passion for racing began at Sharon. My earliest memories are my brother and I attending our father's company picnic hosted at Sharon Speedway during the Sharon Nationals, then camping out with our aunts, uncles, and cousins in the parking lot. Our father supported the track with pace cars and sponsorships clear back to the mid 80s. Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC Cadillac also sponsored Lou Blaney for several years. So, having the privilege to host Justin's race the same weekend as the Lou Blaney Memorial is an incredible honor."

"It just seemed very fitting for me to keep this going by bringing the race to Sharon," added Derek Snyder. "This is something I believe my brother would be incredibly proud of. I'm so grateful for our family's relationship with Lou and Kate Blaney over the years. I wanted to be certain that I had Kate's blessing prior to even considering this move and date. Thankfully, she obliged and here we are. I want to thank Jared of the All Stars for the Series' support, as well. This race has really taken on a life of its own, especially when you look at the past winners including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Tony Stewart, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. I encourage all of our friends and family, including our central Pa. racing family, to join us in keeping Justin's memory alive as we honor our nation's bravest!"

Lee Jenson of Dragon Slayer Industries created a beautiful trophy for Sunday's All Star winner. The fastest qualifier will receive $500 in memory of Richard Murcko, provided by his brother Reggie Murcko. Richard was a devout race fan who attended his first races with his brother and continued to do so for many years at Sharon.

After four events of Ohio Speedweek, Cap Henry won the Attica Raceway Park opener followed by Monday's show at Wayne County, while Buddy Kofoid and Aaron Reutzel captured wins on Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway. Reutzel, the defending and two-time All Star Champion, leads both the Speedweek and Series points. Reutzel also leads the Series with five victories. After a night off on Tuesday, Speedweek is set to resume on Wednesday night at Brush Creek.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds make their first and only scheduled appearance of the 2020 season on Saturday night as they will round out the two-division show in a $2,000 to-win BRP Mod Tour event. Thus far this season, BRP has completed three events with Garrett Krummert winning the first ever event at Bedford, while last weekend saw New York's Erick Rudolph sweep the Lernerville-Tyler County shows, worth $5,000.

There have been nine different winners in 11 "Lou Blaney Memorial" Modified events. New York legend Jack Johnson captured the inaugural 2009 race, while local Ohio drivers Jim Rasey and Rob Kristyak stole the thunder in 2010 and 2011. Kevin Bolland won the prestigious event in 2012 and fellow western Pa. racer Dave Murdick joined him in 2013. In 2014, Rex King, Jr. won the event part of his dream season, while in 2015 Jim Weller, Jr. added his name to the win list. Rasey became the first repeat winner in 2016. Jeremiah Shingledecker got his first event win in 2017, while New York's Mike Maresca ended the locals' run of eight straight event wins thanks to his victory in 2019. Five years after his first win, King, Jr. added his second event win last season.

The third year RUSH Sprint Cars will complete Sunday's program in a $600 to-win event. The non-wing division was part of the June 27 program as Jeremy Weaver captured his first RUSH Sprint win at the track; Weaver is a former RUSH Sportsman Modified winner at Sharon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Sprint Cars have only raced one other show in the region with Zach Morrow winning at Pittsburgh. Chad Ruhlman is the defending two-time $5,000 Weekly Series Champion, but is not competing in 2020 to focus on his son Kevin's RUSH Sprint efforts.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon each day with pit passes and general admission ticket sales opening at 3 p.m. The All Star drivers meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts, warm-ups at 6 with qualifying and racing to follow.

Adult admission is $25 each day. On Sunday, veterans of war receive a $10 discount off general admission. Advanced and reserved tickets are on sale by visiting https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/. Pit passes are $35. Children under 14, parking, and camping are FREE! Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" live auction items: * One of a Kind Corn Hole Boards * 4 Tickets to Richmond, VA NASCAR Xfinity & Cup races Sept 11-12, 2020 * 2 Tickets to the Indianapolis 500 - August 23, 2020 (Paddock Penthouse Section), along with 2 shirts and a signed Roger Penske photo * Ryan Blaney signed Menards helmet * Nick Bosa signed Ohio State Jersey * Cole Swindell signed guitar, photo and shirts * Dale Earnhardt, Sr. box of special books, die casts, magazines and other memorabilia * Large Signed Bobby Allison photo * Sprint Car Hall of Fame crystal decanter and glasses * VIP Suite for 8 to the WoO Late Model race at Sharon on August 22, 2020 * Men's watch courtesy of Thom Duma's * Harley Davidson stadium chairs, portable grill, wagon * Side board nose wing off of Dave Blaney's Sprint Car signed by Dave, Dale & Ryan * Tony Stewart signed items * Jimmie Johnson signed Lowe's die cast also signed by Rick Hendrick and Chad Knaus * Best Buddies Funko Pop's of Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace (each signed) * William Byron signed die cast car, hat and t-shirt * Garage art signed by various NASCAR drivers including Hall of Famer Red Farmer * Richard Petty Print and Book * Signed NASCAR trading cards including one with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty

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.

 

 

Added Money for Non Qualifiers and $1,000 Bounty Set for URSS Belleville Nationals

BELLEVILLE, Kansas (July 7, 2020) - The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is in full preparation for the Belleville Nationals at the historic Belleville High Banks. The event is slated to take place on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the famed ½-mile dirt track.

A purse of more than $65,000 has been set, and drivers have a little extra incentive with an added money to many non qualifiers and a bounty to beat the two-time and defending champion, Jake Bubak.

On Friday, July 31st, the feature winner will take home a $2,500 pay day. Should the feature winner be other than the defending champion, an added $1,000 will be granted. Second place will pay $1,500, third-place $1,200, fourth-place $1,100, and fifth-place $1,000. The feature will pay $350 to start on Friday night. B-Feature non-transfers from 5th to 10th place will receive between $125 and $250 dependent upon finish, and all other non-qualifiers will receive $100 for their efforts.

Saturday, August 1st will begin a complete new show, however if a driver does not participate in Friday’s show they will not start any further forward than 11th place in the feature event. The feature winner of Saturday’s show will seize a $7,000 pay day, with yet another $1,000 in bounty money added should the feature winner be other than Jake Bubak. Second place will take home $3,500, third-place $3,000, fourth-place $2,500, and fifth-place $2,000. The feature event will pay $1,000 to start on Saturday night. B-Feature non-transfers from 5th to 10th place will receive between $300 and $425 dependent upon finish, with all other non-qualifiers receiving $250 for their efforts.

More than 30 drivers have pre-registered for the event to date from states across the Midwest, including Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Additional information about the Belleville Nationals can also be found on the Belleville High Banks official website, www.bellevillehighbanks.org.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway   The Wings Are Coming Off!


Join us this weekend for the sole non-wing sprint car event of the season at Knoxville Raceway: the second annual BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals.

The country's greatest non-wing sprint car drivers will take to the 1/2 mile of zook clay both Friday and Saturday for the $20,000 top prize. See full list of pre-entered drivers here. 360 winged sprints will also race on Friday and 410 winged sprints will race on Saturday.

Tickets are available online or at the ticket office on race day. All seats are general admission. Please sit in even-numbered rows only and leave three empty seats between groups in a row. Adult tickets are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Teens are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Children 12 and under are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. Hot laps start at 6:45pm each night.
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Happy Hour Drink Specials and Live Music Saturday


Before you head into the grandstands Saturday, join us for live music and beer specials on the midway!

Acoustic singer Jordan Beem will be playing from 4-6pm just outside the walk-in gates. Peace Tree Brewing Company Blonde Fatale and Berry Seltzer drafts will be $1 off. Domestic cans are $3 and Checkered Flag Concessions will also be open on the midway.
Stop by Peace Tree Brewing Company Downtown for 20% Off


Stop by Peace Tree Brewing Company, located in downtown Knoxville, for a special just for race fans!

Show your BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals tickets for 20% off your order on Friday and Saturday.

Plus, on Friday, the Caribbean Kitchen food truck will be serving dinner from 5 - 8pm.

Peace Tree Brewing Company is open from 2-11pm on Friday and 11am - 11pm on Saturday and offers indoor seating and an outdoor patio area.
First Jr. Fan Club Party of the 2020 Season this Friday


This Friday, Knoxville Raceway will host the first Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party from 5-6pm. The party will be held at the far east end of the midway under the grandstands.

Bring your young fans ages 12 and under to join us for ice cream, popsicles, games and prizes. We'll also have driver appearances by USAC stars Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Brady Bacon and Justin Grant. Knoxville drivers Jamie Ball, Matthew Johnson, Chris Martin and Matt Allen will also be in attendance.

All children who have signed up for the Jr. Fan Club are invited to attend. Children may also sign up from 5-5:15pm at the party. RSVPs ARE required so we can ensure proper social distancing. RSVP to KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com.
Weiler Night with the All Stars Tickets Go On Sale Monday


Tickets for the Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will go on sale starting Monday, July 13.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for teens and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets will be available at the ticket office on race day as well.

All tickets will be general admission. Seating will be in even-numbered rows only and three empty seats must be left between groups in the same row.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also host their annual induction ceremony on Saturday, August 1. For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, click here.
Upcoming Events


July 10 - Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party 5-6pm

July 11 - Live music by Jordan Beem with $1 off Peace Tree Brewing Company Drafts

July 10 & 11 - BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals with USAC and WAR non-wing sprints, plus 360 winged cars on Friday and 410 winged cars on Saturday

July 18 - Van Wall Night - 410s, 360s and Pace Pro Sprints

 

 

HITTING THEIR STRIDE: Marks & CJB Score Four Top-5's to Close Out Speedweek
Team plans to catch last four events of Ohio Speedweek to keep rolling

CARLISLE, PA. - July 8, 2020 - As the temperature rises, CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks continue to field better results.

On Monday, June 29th, the team competed at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. as apart of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Marks timed in 5th, finished 2nd in his heat race and 4th in the feature. The following night, the schedule took car #5 to Grandview (Pa.) Speedway. Marks timed in 22nd, finished 5th in his heat race and 13th in the feature.

On July 2nd, the team took on Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and timed in 15th, finished 4th in the heat race and 8th in the feature. The Mitch Smith Memorial was held at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on July 3rd. Marks timed in 10th, won his heat race and was involved in the battle for the lead before finishing 2nd.

The final night of Speedweek was held at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Marks timed in 11th, won his heat race for the second straight night and finished 3rd in the feature.

For the week, Marks and the CJB team finished with three top-5's and seven top-10's in eight events. For their efforts, the team finished 5th in the overall Speedweek points standings.


Photo by Ashlee Book

"It was great to be competitive all week long and to run top-three in the last three races shows how good Barry and the guys have been," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I tried like crazy to get us a couple there at the end but unfortunately I just could not get it done. It was a lot of fun to able to race like that."

With recent event postponements of the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals, the CJB team will be evaluating schedule options as they go. Up next will be the following events with Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions as apart of the Ohio Speedweek -

July 9th - Muskingum County Speedway - Dresden, OH
July, 10th - Portsmouth Raceway Park - Portsmouth, OH
July 11th - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
July 12th - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH

"We'll carry that momentum into future races here and get us a few wins along the way," said Marks. "It will be nice to keep racing and get into a groove."

2020 STATS:
Events: 29
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 14
Heat Race Wins: 6
Dash Wins: 0

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Amantea Captures First Feature Win of the Season at Hamlin Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (July 7, 2020) - Joey Amantea highlighted a four-race week with his first feature victory of the 2020 season behind the wheel of a wingless micro sprint last Saturday at Hamlin Speedway.

Amantea also scored a 14th-place finish in wingless micro sprint car action at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Thursday, while continuing to gain experience behind the wheel of a 360ci sprint car during two nights of racing at Port Royal Speedway and at Bridgeport Speedway.

"We kind of had the best of both worlds as we finally got that win that I've been working for and I also learned a ton about racing bigger sprint cars," he said. "I'm aware on the sprint car side of things it's going to be a steep learning curve, so to get some laps in and still get a win in the micro sprint made for a great week."

Amantea kicked off the busy week with his first-ever visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Wednesday to compete with the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars as part of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek.

He started seventh in a heat race and advanced two position to finish fifth to lock himself into the feature in the 15th starting spot. In only his second career 360ci sprint car start in the Burke Racing No. 54, Amantea dropped to the 20th position before rebounding late to finish 18th.

"I made some rookie mistakes in the feature, but just to get to run on a track that size and experience that was so cool," he said. "Those first few laps in warmups was one of the best moments of my life. I learned a lot and we left in one piece so it was a good day."

Switching gears, Amantea returned behind the wheel of his family owned No. 88j wingless micro sprint and headed to Clyde Martin Speedway in Schaefferstown, Pa., on Thursday. He timed in 13th quickest among 39 drivers in attendance with a fastest lap of 11.210 seconds.

Amantea fell from fourth to seventh in a heat race after suffering power steering problems before he advanced from fifth to third in the B Main to qualify for the feature with the 21st starting position. He drove his way up to the ninth position before getting involved in an accident, knocking the left rear shock off the car and ending his night. He was credited with a 14th-place finish.

"The night started out tough and we didn't put ourselves in a great position really," he said. "But we rebounded quickly and had a super-fast car and bad luck just got in the way. That is just the way it goes sometimes."

Saturday was another night of micro sprint competition as Amantea headed to Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., for the first time this season. He showed speed early by advancing three positions in a heat race to finish third and secure the fifth starting position for the feature.

Amantea ran in third for most of the feature, but a caution with three laps to go allowed the Mt. Pocono, Pa., native a shot at the leaders and he capitalized by taking the lead just beyond the white flag to capture the win for the first time this season.

"That was by far the hardest fought win of my entire life as the track was really tough to pass on," he said. "I saw the top was coming in there late and figured I'd give it a shot on that restart and we only led one lap, but it was the most important lap and that's what matters."

Amantea wrapped up the week back in a 360ci sprint car at Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday. He began the night with a DNF in his heat race after starting sixth, forcing him to run the B Main. Amantea gained one position to finish fifth and secure the 23rd starting spot in the feature.

Continuing to get used to the feel behind the wheel of the much larger and powerful sprint car, Amantea advanced as high as 15th before using up his tires and in the end finishing 21st.

"We got wrecked in the heat race and it really was just another learning experience," he said. "We were doing okay in the feature, but the rookie in me came out and the tires went away. That's something I need to get better at is conserving tires."

Amantea will compete in three races this week as he plans to run his wingless micro sprint at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on Wednesday before jumping back into the 360ci sprint car for United Racing Club races at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (Sprint car) - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 18 (15).

July 2 - Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Schaefferstown, Pa. (Wingless micro sprint) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (4); B-Main: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (21).

June 4 - Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa. (Wingless micro sprint) -Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5)

July 5 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. (Sprint car) - Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 21 (23).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

Alex Pokorski hangs tough in MSA Gravity Park debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 7, 2020 – Competing at his third different track in his first three nights behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski of West Bend displayed plenty of speed and resiliency, during the Midwest Sprint Car Association’s debut appearance at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. for the Firecracker 30 on Saturday, July 4.

Pokorski opened the evening by timing in 27th out of 33 cars with a lap of 14.347 seconds on the tight quarter-mile clay oval. After starting seventh in the third MSA 10-lap heat race, Pokorski moved up to fifth on the ensuing complete restart following a spin by Tyler Davis. The 21-year-old MSA rookie then slipped back to eighth as Justin Miller, Chris Clayton and Tyler Davis made their way by the No. 4 machine over the next five laps. Pokorski held on to finish eighth on the ultra dry slick racing surface.

“The car was good in the heat race and qualifying,” Pokorski said. “I felt fairly comfortable running both the top and bottom.”

Pokorski then lined up 15th in the MSA B main, which was slowed by six yellow and red flag sessions. On lap 4, Pokorski used the low groove to pass Kevin Seidler for 14th before Anthony Knierim brought out the second caution flag of the race on lap 6 when he stalled in turn four.

After restarting 13th, Pokorski worked hard along the high groove to move into 11th on lap 8. Following two more caution flags for spins involving Ken Schmick and Justin Miller, Pokorski found himself running 10th on the ensuing restart.

However, Pokorski spun on the following restart after tangling with Knierim in turn two. Pokorski recovered to restart 13th before a red flag was displayed on lap 14 when Josh Teunissen flipped after contacting the turn three wall.

Pokorski restarted ninth and held the position during a green-white-checkered finish to end the lengthy B main race in ninth.

“The B main was a lot of fun,” Pokorski said. “The only hiccup was the spin later in the race. The car felt good. The reason I spun was actually because my arm restraints got caught on the seats and stopped me from counter steering. Besides that hiccup, I was able to race with people on the inside and outside and I felt fairly competitive. I liked the restarts. They were nice because they helped bunch up the field and created closer racing. I am scheduled to be back in the car on July 18th at Plymouth. I’m just looking forward to getting more seat time.”

Paul Pokorski, who scored his 11th career 360 Sprint Car A-main victory in his last outing at The Plymouth Dirt Track on June 6, will return to the seat of the No. 4 360 Sprint Car for an MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. in conjunction with the Interstate Racing Association on Friday, July 10.

Paul is also scheduled to compete at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 17 for the second annual Dave “Hagar” Nelson Memorial Race.

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2020 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“Quest Engineering came on board with Pokorski Motorsports in 2018 and we are excited to have them back for their third season with us,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2020 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Friday, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Friday, July 17 – Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, July 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 5
MSA events – 4
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Hill Posts Career-Best Knoxville Raceway Finish

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Alex Hill enjoyed her career-best Knoxville Raceway result among a large and strong field of cars last Saturday night during the second night of a doubleheader at the track.

"Daryl gave me a really fast car," said Hill, who ran in the top 10 for much of the race before eventually finishing 16th. "James Fisher, Charlie's son, also gave me a little driving advice and that seemed to help, too."

Hill began her night by qualifying 10th quickest in the 38-car field.

"We were happy with our qualifying run, especially since it's so important to qualify well at Knoxville," she said. "We race quite a bit, but we rarely do time trials anywhere other than Knoxville so we're especially happy to qualify in the top 10."

Hill started third in her heat race.

"I actually dropped back to sixth early in the race, but the car was awesome on the bottom of the track and I was able to pass some cars and finish third," she said.

Hill rolled off ninth in the 24-car A Main.

"Our car was great and I was able to run in the top 10 for most of the race," she said. "Unfortunately, we had several restarts late in the race. They seemed to take me out of my rhythm and kind of messed with my head a bit. Looking back, I was also probably entering the corners too hard later in the race when the track slowed down."

Hill's evening on Friday didn't begin as well as Saturday and placed her in a hole she was unable to climb from the rest of the evening.

"Friday was disappointing because we felt we had a really good car in hot laps," she said. "We were 10th quickest. But the car was a little off in qualifying and I made some mistakes, too. We timed in 29 th (of 41) and missed the invert for the heat races.

"We went from eighth to sixth in our heat race. We started ninth in the B Main and that's where we finished. We just started too deep in each race to be able to do much."

Next up, Hill will return to competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with her first-ever visit to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 9 (9).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (9).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lettrage Pixel

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

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

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

 

 

Crockett Scores Best 410 Result at Knoxville Raceway in Nearly Seven Years

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Roger Crockett posted his best 410ci winged sprint car feature finish at Knoxville Raceway since August 2013 last Friday.

Crockett ventured to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' for a rare doubleheader in the division.

"It was up and down," he said. "Our motor runs really good. We had good speed at times. We tried different things and we learned a lot."

The weekend began on Friday when Crockett was fast from the time he unloaded.

"We were fastest in our group of hot laps and ended up fourth overall," he said. "That doesn't mean much, but it was satisfying for the amount of laps we have there. In qualifying we missed a little in one corner. Everybody is so close in qualifying. One tenth of a second was the difference of being seventh quickest."

Crockett qualified 14th quickest and he won a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We ran inside the top 10 most of the race and were battling with the seventh and eighth-place cars," he said. "On the last restart with three laps to go, I knew better, but I followed somebody and they got fouled up. I got caught behind them and we lost a couple of spots."

Crockett finished 12th, which was his best outing in nearly seven years during select starts at the half-mile oval.

"We were somewhat happy because I feel like our car was good enough to run in the top five," he said. "That was encouraging.

"On Saturday we tried some little different things with gearing and stuff. Our car felt pretty good in qualifying, but the couple things we tried hurt our speed a little bit and again about one tenth would have put us in the top 10."

Crockett kicked off Saturday's show by timing in 14th quickest. He won a heat race for the second straight night to garner the 11 th starting position for the A Main.

"In the heat race we changed just a couple little things and we were perfect," he said. "(Davey) Heskin got the jump on us and got away from us. We reeled him in, got by him and pulled away. We were really, really good. I was pretty happy and thought I found something. We changed nothing for the feature. We started in the sixth row and didn't get a good start and just didn't go anywhere. It didn't feel horrible, but we didn't have any speed. It was a good learning experience because the track slowed down a lot. We didn't make enough changes to accommodate the speed change in the track."

Crockett will resume Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action this Saturday when he visits Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the first time since his debut in June 2005. He placed fifth during that race.

"I remember it being dry at one end and really wet at the other end of the track," he said. "I remember it being kind of tricky."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (11).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Chassis and Indy Race Parts

Maxim Racing is one of the world's leading sprint car chassis design and engineering companies. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

Indy Race Parts specializes in new and used sprint car, midget and mini sprint parts. For more information, visit https://indyraceparts.com.

"We're extremely happy with what Maxim Chassis and Indy Race Parts have done for us," Crockett said. "They've helped our race program out a lot and got us back on track. The cars have been really consistent."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Venturing to Riverside International Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (July 7, 2020) - Danny Sams III is slated to run the longest stretch of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action beginning this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

The series visits the bullring in West Memphis, Ark., marking the first of five straight weekends with at least one currently scheduled race. It will also be the sixth time the Sams LaMountain Racing driver has competed at the oval, where he last raced in October 2017.

"It's a unique place and it's fun," he said. "We've been going to so many tracks for the first time this year it will be nice to return somewhere we have laps. Racing on small tracks makes it more racy and about the driver. When you get it right you definitely get it right. If we can get it right I'm going to really enjoy it."

Sams III was in contention to win a race at the oval in 2016.

"I led almost the whole race when I was 14-years-old before me and Sammy Swindell got together with three laps to go," he said. "A couple of other times we've been there we either got caught up in a wreck or didn't run well."

The team's best result at the track is a 19th-place finish.

"Hopefully we can get off to a strong start in our heat race and can set ourselves up for success," Sams III said.

He enters the race ranked 15th in the championship standings - only 46 points out of the top 10.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.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 Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Secures Pair of Top-10 Finishes During USCS Series Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) - A pair of top-10 results highlighted a busy week of racing for Marshall Skinner.

"Since I'm waiting for parts to repair my good motor, I'm down to a small, home-built engine that my uncle is letting me use," he said. "It runs good, but it doesn't have the power I'm used to so I'm happy with any decent finishes I get."

Skinner's best run of the week was a sixth-place finish during a USCS Series show at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., last Thursday.

"Fortunately, the track at Riverside blew off and was slick," he said. "That was a lot of fun since you don't need a lot of motor on a track like that.

"I started second in my heat. I led most of the race until Mark Smith slid by me. I was able to slide him back and get the win."

Skinner's heat race victory placed him third on the A Main starting grid.

"I was actually able to get by Terry Gray, who started on the pole, at the beginning," he said. "But the fast line was against the wall and I kind of got pinned down low since I started on the inside row. I eventually got to the outside, but lost a few spots before then. Once I got to the outside, about the only one who passed me was Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and he passed a lot of cars."

The track surfaces at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday and at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday weren't as kind to Skinner's under-powered sprint car.

"Little Rock was okay, but it was like taking a knife to a gunfight," said Skinner, who transferred from the B Main to finish 17th in the main event. "The track was really heavy and there was a stellar field there. I was just happy to make the show."

Similar track conditions welcomed him during a USCS Series event at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday.

"Lexington was a track where you hold it to the floor and run it against the cushion without lifting," said Skinner, who finished 10th in the A Main after starting 11th. "It was another horsepower track and I just don't have the power. My motor is mainly a get-you-in-the-show motor."

Next up for Skinner will be a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday.

"I'm hoping the track will blow off again so that I can be competitive," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (20).

July 2 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (3).

July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting

West Tennessee Expediting is a trucking company based in Ripley, Tenn.

"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Bruckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a big supporter of racing. He's a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air and Hedger Brothers Concrete for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Nearly Nabs Two Top 10s During Doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Trey Starks kicked off a two-race weekend at Knoxville Raceway by posting his third straight top-10 performance at the oval last Friday.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was on pace to top that result the following night before a late-race crash resulted in a DNF.

"We got a big chunk of dirt through the right side and it hung the throttle open," he said. "I got into the cushion a little bit in turns three and four. It caved the panel in and hung the throttle. We crashed going into turn one. That was pretty wild. I got the engine shut off in the middle of flipping."

Starks noticeably improved his qualifying result at the track each night, timing in fourth quickest on Friday and second quickest on Saturday. He placed sixth in a heat race both nights and made the feature inversion, starting sixth on Friday and fourth on Saturday.

"We're definitely getting some speed," he said. "Our qualifying is getting better, which is something we were missing and struggled to figure out. We're constantly making changes to the car and learning every week. It was good to get speed back.

"We were just off a little bit in the feature on Friday. The track was slightly different than we anticipated. It got a little bit slicker and the cushion was pretty big. We maintained pretty well throughout the duration, but we faded a couple of spots on the last restart."

Starks' 10th-place outing was his sixth top 10 of the season.

It looked like he'd add to that total throughout much of the feature on Saturday as he was running in sixth place with four laps remaining when the hung throttle resulted in the car hitting the wall in turns one and two.

"I was battling for a top five pretty much the whole race," he said. "We had a good race going before we got into trouble late in the race and got upside down. I was happy with our speed overall last weekend."

Starks, who ranks 10th in the championship standings, will return to Knoxville Raceway this weekend. He'll compete in the 360ci winged sprint car division on Friday and the 410ci winged sprint car class on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 10 (6).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 23 (4).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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

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

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

 

 

Hagar Borrowing Engine From Stenhouse Jr. to Run ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 7, 2020) - Patience is key both on and off the track for a veteran race car driver.

Derek Hagar elected to take last week off from competition in an effort to make sure his new engine is 100 percent perfect before he hits the track.

"We could have rushed it, but we're putting a brand new power plant together," he said. "We decided we didn't want to miss something important and have a bigger issue. We took a step back to take the week off. Our plan was to run Saturday, but weather wasn't on our side."

Hagar will borrow an engine from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to compete this Saturday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"It's been a tough year for sure with everything going on in the world," he said. "We haven't got to drive our stuff. When we get in other peoples' cars we've been contenders. We know what we're capable of. We'll have a good Dynotech engine under the hood this weekend."

Hagar has enjoyed a lot of success at Riverside International Speedway, where he was last victorious in October 2017. He also scored multiple wins at the oval in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

"I consider that track home," he said. "I've taken the opportunity since we haven't gotten to race to spend as much time there as I can helping with track prep and the night program whether I'm a push truck driver or whatever. I've made laps there this year, just not many in a race car."

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, FK Rod Ends, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Find Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Justin Henderson had a premonition last Saturday as 'God Bless America' played through the loudspeakers at Knoxville Raceway during our nation's holiday. He pictured himself taking the checkered flag and making the right turn into Victory Lane.

Then, just before the feature, he was walking back to his car when he spotted something shiny in the Iowa dirt that was calling out to him. He went over and picked up the item - a heads up quarter. He decided to tape it to the back of his seat for good luck.

With a storybook ending in his mind and a good luck charm along for the ride, Henderson's feeling turned to reality as he wheeled the Mike Sandvig Racing sprint car into the Winner's Circle to cap off a weekend doubleheader at the famed half-mile oval.

The win was worth $4,000 and backed up a solid ninth-place finish during Friday night's opener. It also served as the first 410 sprint car win for Sandvig as a car owner.

"Call me crazy, but from the very beginning of the night I just had this feeling that it was going to be something special and just couldn't shake that feeling," Henderson said. "Right before we went out, Mike asked me what I thought and I told him we were going to win that race. It was like we were supposed to win."

The successful weekend began Friday night with Henderson laying down a fastest lap of 16.368 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for eighth quickest among the 29 cars in attendance. He then finished fifth in a heat race.

Henderson lined up from the 12th starting position in the feature and ran comfortably around 10th before finishing in the ninth position. The top-10 result was the fifth of the season for the Tea, S.D., native.

"I tried the top of the track and I didn't like the way the car felt so I moved to the bottom as it was really where we had to be," he said. "I wasn't bad, but really the only thing I could do was wait for someone to make a mistake and capitalize."

The team made a few minor adjustments to the car for Saturday's finale, which started off with Henderson timing in at 16.714 seconds. That was seventh quickest and he followed with a fifth-place run in a heat race.

The feature inversion put Henderson on the pole for the main event. He quickly raced out to a sizeable lead and was working his way through lap traffic by Lap 7. With four laps to go, Austin McCarl pulled alongside of him in a bid to take the lead, but the red flag flew just in time to negate the effort.

Using the bottom of the race track, Henderson took off on the restart and he briefly lost the lead with two laps to go, only to cross back under McCarl heading to the white flag. Fighting a wing cylinder issue, Henderson moved to the top of the track to protect the lead and it almost cost him as Brian Brown made a last-turn effort to overtake him on the bottom. The two cars drag raced out of turn four and Henderson took the checkered flag by less than seven tenths of a second to earn the win for the first time at the track since 2015.

"I didn't know what it was, but I could feel there was something wrong and I just tried to hold on that last lap," he said. "I was doing my best to just stay off the wall and hold off Austin and Brian came out of nowhere to give me a fight. I honestly don't know how we held on other then it was just meant to be."

While the win broke a five-year drought at the track for Henderson, he was more happy for Sandvig and to be able to celebrate with his son in Victory Lane.

"Mike and his guys have worked so hard to make this deal happen and I honestly think I'm happier for him then myself," he said. "And then to get to take my son up on the wing and to do it on the Fourth of July, it's like all the stars aligned. Hopefully it's the first of many more wins for us together."

Henderson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for another regular weekly show. He enters the race ranked seventh in season standings - only 67 points out of second.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (12).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

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

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

Sandvig would also like to thank Boji Custom Metal Works, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Eszlinger Electric, Blud Lubricants, GRP Motorsports and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Heading to Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana for World of Outlaws Races

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi is joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during a trio of races this weekend.

The action begins on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before shifting to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday for the Badger 40. Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., hosts the weekend finale on Sunday.

Scelzi has limited laps at 34 Raceway - he placed seventh in 2017 during his lone appearance - and at Wilmot Raceway - a 12th-place result highlights two career starts in 2016. This weekend will be his debut at Terre Haute Action Track.

"I'm looking forward to three races at three tracks, which are all different sizes," he said. "It will be a good challenge to go to a different track with a different shape three nights in a row."

Scelzi competed with the World of Outlaws last weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway, which hosted the Independence Day Shootout. It began on Thursday with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Every year you go there it's all about your pill draw," he said. "If you pill draw bad you won't qualify well. That's exactly what happened. We were one of the last to go out in both sessions. We qualified where you expect someone to going out that late in qualifying."

Scelzi timed in 18th quickest for Friday's program and 20 th quickest for Saturday's event.

He then advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race to open Friday's competition. That locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"I felt decent in the heat race," he said. "Then in the main event the track was really wet around the bottom. We were tight and lost a couple of spots to finish 17th."

Scelzi again gained a position to place sixth in a heat race on Saturday. He lined up 16th and drove into the top 10 during the A Main.

"In the main event I think I was ninth or 10th when a red flag came out," he said. "The three cars in front of me, I was right there with them prior to the red flag. I thought we'd be able to at least get another position or two. We pushed back off after the red flag and I had no brakes. The cushion was against the wall so you had to use the brake to rotate the car up top and on the bottom you had to really slow down. With no brakes I wasn't able to do that. I felt like we had a go