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Season In Review: Austin McCarl’s 2021 Campaign Full of New Challenges and Adventures

PETERSEN MEDIA: One year ago, Austin McCarl made the decision that he wanted to challenge himself as a racecar driver as he sought after opportunities to travel nationally, or even focus on a new region. With 2021 now in the books, McCarl was able to do just that as he was able to spend a lot of time racing in California with Tarlton Motorsports and Country Builders Racing, as well as continuing to run his own car in the Midwest.

“2021 was a fun year for so many reasons,” Austin McCarl said. “I was fortunate to have a couple of great opportunities to run a lot of races in California with Tarlton Motorsports as well as Country Builders Racing, and we still were able to run the No. 17 car around home and continue to have success in the Midwest.”

Bouncing between California and the likes of Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway, McCarl was unable to commit to points in any one venue or series, but the Altoona, IA driver was still able to rack up accolades, and park in victory lane numerous times.

With Huset’s Speedway reopening on a fulltime basis in 2021, McCarl became a Sunday night staple in the Austin McCarl Racing No. 17 machine. Though California commitments kept him from competing for a track title at the speedway, McCarl was still very strong at the South Dakota speed plant as he was able to rack up a total of five wins at the facility.

Also, able to compete at the famed Knoxville Raceway quite a few times over the course of the season, McCarl was able to pick up one feature event win and earn the track’s Hard Charger award despite missing four races on their season schedule.

McCarl was also competed in numerous World of Outlaws races in California and in the Midwest. In fact, McCarl was able to match his career best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finish with a second place run in August at Huset’s Speedway.

While extremely seasoned in the Midwest, McCarl opted to take on the role of Rookie at times over the season as he spent a lot of time in California competing with the King of the West Series, as well as filling in with 360ci races as his schedule allowed.

Going to ‘school’ week in and week out, McCarl would learn a lot about short tracks, something he had not seen much of during his career closer to home.

As the year progressed and McCarl began visiting tracks for a second time, he would continue to adapt, and the results would continue to improve. Though the comfort would come towards the end of the season, it has left McCarl with the desire to return and continue to hone his craft on unfamiliar territory.

“We have built up such a great little team back home, and even though we ran sparingly, it was cool to run and have a ton of speed and success,” McCarl said. “Getting out to California was definitely challenging, but in a good way. There are a lot of really good drivers and teams out there who have tons of laps on bullrings, so I definitely went to school at times and tried to learn. It is fun, hard racing, and I was happy with how things went as the year moved along. I really want to thank all of my sponsors for their support in our efforts in the Midwest, and I again want to thank Tarlton Motorsports and Country Builders Racing for both providing me with great opportunities to expand my racing career.”

McCarl would like to thank Kolthoff Electric, VanBaale/Oldham, Tucker Trucking, , HRP, and Rider Racing Engines, Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, Hopf Farms, Country Builders Construction, The First Street Pub and Grill, Larry’s Window Services, STC, and JLT Enterprises for their support.

ON TAP: Austin McCarl’s 2021 season has come to an end. With Austin still finalizing plans for 2022, he will release the news once everything is set.

STAY CONNECTED: Make sure to follow Austin McCarl on Twitter @AustinMcCarl17a.

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Amdahl Optimistic About Future Following Change of Pace in 2021

Inside Line Promotions - FLANDREAU, S.D. (Dec. 6, 2021) - Elliot Amdahl made the best of a challenging racing season brought about by a mechanical problem that forced major changes in his racing schedule.

Amdahl's primary focus this year was to compete for the 410ci sprint car Rookie of the Year Award at Huset's Speedway until mechanical woes kept him from 410 competition from May until September.

"I thought our season went pretty well considering the big steps we took moving up to 410s and also running the full MSTS 360 schedule," he said. "I was really happy with the way our season began with the 410. I felt comfortable right away and was pleased with our overall performance in our first few races.

"But the biggest disappointment of the year was obviously missing most of the 410 season due to a part issue with our engine. The engine broke our fourth night out and we didn't get it back until the final race of the year. We did still have our 305 then and were able to race with that class at Huset's, so we at least were able to get some laps in."

While sidelined from 410 competition, Amdahl piloted Steve Ziebarth's sprint car to a fourth-place finish in points with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series, which visited tracks in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

"Not being able to race the 410 made me even more grateful for the opportunity to drive Steve's car," Amdahl said. "I was pretty happy to finish fourth in points with the MSTS, even though we missed a race. I felt we were generally a top-seven car at about every track we raced at this year."

Amdahl was also proud of the strides the team made at the 360 Knoxville Nationals this year.

"We generally only race at Knoxville during Nationals, so we don't have many laps there," he said. "But I was satisfied with our performance there this year. I felt much more comfortable there than in the past and I think we showed a lot of improvement."

Amdahl is looking forward to focusing on his 410 program next year.

"I sold my 305 engine and plan to sell my 360," he said. "I'm hoping to have two complete 410 cars ready for next year. I'm also expecting to race a limited 360 schedule."

While the 2021 season didn't go as scripted, Amdahl is grateful for the understanding of his sponsors.

"I especially want to thank all of my sponsors for sticking with me this year," he said. "This is the toughest season we've had so far, with moving up in classes and missing a lot of races. I'm grateful for their understanding. And I'd like to give a big thanks to my crew. I certainly couldn't do this without the help and support of Steve, Russ, my dad and my wife."

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EARracing

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

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"Johnn came on board with us last year and was a huge help the last half of the season," Amdahl said. "He's the one who primarily gave us the support to do our 410 program this year while also helping us to keep our 305 car operation going. We greatly appreciate Johnn's support."

Amdahl would also like to thank BHK Trucking, Dells Auto, REA Hybrids, Amdahl Beef, Sea Foam, B&B RV Storage & Service, Hughes Racing, Last Deck, Rockstar, Flandreau Vet Clinic and 212 The Boiling Point for their continued support.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. 2021 SEASON WRAP UP

(Chino Hills, CA, December 5, 2021) Eddie Tafoya Jr. concluded a successful 2021 sprint car season by racing in the “54th Annual Western World Championship” at the Arizona Speedway in November. Despite missing four races during the year, the handsome driver ended up eighth in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings.

Tafoya qualified well each night on the 3/8 mile “Copper State” track. On Friday he was eighth fastest in his flight with a time of 15.170. On night number two, he went two spots better to sixth with a lap of 15.049.

After his qualifying effort on Friday, “Mr. Smooth” placed sixth in his heat forcing him to the B main event. A fifth-place finish in the B sent him to the A main where he started 19th. Racing against the best cars and drivers in the USAC/CRA and USAC National Series, he passed seven of his competitors to finish 12th.

The Saturday finale for the “Western World” would mark Tafoya’s last ever event at the track as it was closing for good at the end of the season. In his 10-lap heat race, he brought the beautiful #51T home third and that put him into the starting field for the final race of the 2021 season. Not only did it put him in the main, but it also locked up the eighth-place finish in the championship standings.

For the main, the Chino Hills, California resident started inside the seventh row in the 13th spot. The fast way around the track was on the wider line and Tafoya got trapped on the bottom. When all was said and done, he ended up 21st.

To get to his impressive eighth-place finish during his sophomore season in the tough USAC/CRA Series, Tafoya contested 17 of the 21 races on the schedule. Of the 17, he made the A main event 15 times. He had one top three finish, five top fives and he was in the top 10 six times.

In addition to being on the track for nearly all of the USAC/CRA races, he took advantage of breaks in the schedule to hone his skills by heading back to Indiana three times during the year. In the “Hoosier State,” he raced 12 times, on seven different tracks against the best traditional sprint car drivers on the planet.

While the 2021 season has just ended, an early start to the 2022 campaign is just around the corner. To be exact, the first three nights of the new campaign are only seven weeks away! They will be at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona on January 27, 28 and 29. Tafoya and the team will be primed and ready for the new campaign and have their sights aimed on what is destined to be the young driver’s best season to date in a 410-sprint car.

If you or your company would like to be a part of the Specialty Fastener team’s 2022 season effort, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by E-mail at teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s 2022 plans.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great looking shirts via mail.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 racing campaign possible. Specialty Fasteners, BR Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

7-24 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-25 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main

7-26 Gas City I69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

7-28 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-29 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-30 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th B Main

7-31 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

8-25 Kokomo Speedway Bob Darland Memorial 6th B Main

8-27 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th B Main

8-28 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars DNS

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CAR Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 22nd

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 10th B Main

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 24th A Main

11-12 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 21st A Main

 

 

BRODY ROA WRAPS UP 2021 AT TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX – CHILI BOWL NEXT

(Cypress, CA, December 3, 2021) Brody Roa wrapped up his 2021 racing season in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series’ “80th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. It will now be five weeks before the veteran driver opens his 2022 campaign at the “36th Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January. 260514768_4362007213853100_3652958071193683506_n.jpg Brody Roa in action in one of Jayson May's cars earlier in 2021.

For one of the few times since the race began in 1934, “The Turkey Night Grand Prix” was not contested on Thanksgiving night. This year, in an effort to accommodate more fans, the finale of the race was switched to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The move worked to perfection as the race attracted a complete sellout crowd. In addition, it was shown live to fans around the world on Flo Racing.

Garden Grove, California based Roa was back behind the wheel of Jayson May’s new #8o sprint car for “Turkey Night.” The previous week, he steered the same car to a main event victory at the Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield.

The TNGP opened last Friday night and the sprint cars got in two nights of action on the track that is affectionately known as “The Best Little Dirt Track in America.” For the first night, Roa drew a pill that put him on the inside of the third row for the initial 10-lap heat race. He advanced one spot and finished fourth. Up next for the 31-year-old driver was a qualifier and that was to be followed by a 15-lap dash. Unfortunately for Roa, he never got to the dash. Starting 7th in his qualifier, he was fighting to get into the top five on the third lap. That is when the car in front of him got sideways in turn four and nearly came to a full stop. With nowhere to go, Roa clobbered the car. He was able to continue, but when he got to the next corner, he went to turn, and the car spun to the infield with front end damage. That knocked him out of the qualifier, eliminated him from the dash and meant he would have to race in Saturday’s B main just to get into the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” final.

The B main on the second night featured 16 cars. Fourteen of them would transfer into the 30-lap A main event. Garnering one of the transfer spots proved no problem for wily veteran Roa as he placed seventh.

For his last race of 2021, Roa started in the 16th spot, but he did not stay there for long. By the end of the second lap, he had passed six cars and was up to 10th. Racing in heavy, wild traffic most of the way, he was ninth by lap nine and moved as far forward as eighth on lap 16. The see-saw battle in the middle of the pack saw Roa slip back to the 11th spot on the 19th go around before advancing back to ninth at the finish.

After a quick vacation where the water is warm this week, Roa will begin preparing for January’s “Chili Bowl” that will take place in the SageNet Center, which is one of the largest free standing clearspan (no columns) buildings in the world. As was the case the last few years, he will be wheeling the Kevin Ramey/Taylor Courtney #7M in Tulsa. Squaring off with more than 300 other stars from all disciplines of racing, Roa will compete in one of the five qualifying nights and the Saturday finale in Tulsa. Fans from all over the world can look in on the action on https://www.floracing.com/.

In BR Performance team related news, congratulations are in order for Roa’s longtime crew chief Zac Bozanich and Lacie Price on their engagement earlier this week. 263358128_4562824500502322_5061164836899680167_n.jpg Congratulations to Zac Bozanioch and Lacie Price.

Brody Roa merchandise is available online and will make great Christmas gifts for his fans. You can see it all in his online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To check it out, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-12 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 9th A Main

11-13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-15 Kern County Raceway Park Open Competition 1st A Main

11-27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

9th A Main

 

 

Premier Speedway Says Thanks to Parr Motorsports

With the dawn of the 2021-22 Premier Speedway season upon us, the Premier Speedway Club would like to acknowledge and thank Adrian and Kim Parr and Family, and everyone associated with Parr Motorsports for their amazing support as Naming Rights partners of the Premier Speedway Track Premiership since the 2011-12 season.

From the very first season when the Parr Family offered up a GF1 Chassis Kit to the Track Champion, right the way through until the completion of the 2019-20 season, Parr Motorsports have been an integral part of giving all of our Sprintcar Stars that little something extra to strive for when competing at Sungold Stadium.

“Adrian and Kim have been loyal supporters of ours for ten seasons now and we cannot thank them enough for really embracing the concept of the Track Premiership and for all that they have done to help us promote it, thus making it attractive to our competitor base”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“All of us at Premier Speedway can’t thank Adrian and Kim enough for what they have done us as we encourage those requiring parts and accessories to continue to support Parr Motorsports where they can, as we as a Club look forward to tacking the Track Championship in a new direction”, Mills added.

Parr Motorsports are based at 12 Lipton Drive Thomastown in Victoria and can be found at www.parrmotorsports.com.

Adrian and Kim specialize in all race parts including Chassis, Wings, Rear Ends, Driveline parts, Front End components, Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Fuel Tanks, Brakes and Engine Parts as well as Wingless Sprint specific race parts.

So, if you are in need of anything to go racing give Adrian a call on (03) 9460 7798.

The Premier Speedway Club will make an exciting announcement in the coming days with regards to the 2021-22 Sprintcar Track Championship.

 

 

Lernerville Speedway Adds the All Star Circuit of Champions to Mega 2022 Schedule

Sarver, PA (December 1, 2021) Officials with Lernerville Speedway and the All Star Circuit of Champions, are proud to announce that the ASCoC Sprint Cars will return to ‘The Action Track’ for two big events during the upcoming 2022 season.

The ASCoC Sprints will make their first trip to Lernerville Speedway on Friday, April 29, 2022, in an event that will feature a $6,000 to-win purse. The event will be the first time the All Stars have been in action at Lernerville since the 2019 season as the Covid-19 pandemic scratched their 2020 visit and mother nature washed away their scheduled appearance in 2021.

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will return to Lernerville for the ‘Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXXI’ that will continue to pay a whopping $25,000 to the winner and be one of the highest paying events on the All Stars 2022 schedule that now includes close to 60 dates across 11 states.

The ‘Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXXI’ will feature the stars and cars of the ASCoC along with a plethora of Sprint Car standouts from across the country. The All Stars have a storied history at the Sarver, PA oval that has evolved for over 30 years. Drivers that have reached Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane in All Star competition over the years include, Bobby Allen, Keith Kaufman, Dale Blaney, Ed Lynch, Jr., Dean Jacobs, Kasey Kahne, Chad Kemenah, Stevie Smith, Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Sheldon Haudenschild, Aaron Ruetzel, and many others. Today’s stars will find themselves at Lernerville Speedway in early July looking to take home that $25,000 check along with etching their name in the history books as a winner of the prestigious ‘Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup’.

‘We’re very excited to bring in the All Stars and their thrilling brand of high-level Sprint Car racing’ Lernerville Speedway General Manager said. ‘I have always been a fan of the All Stars and for 2022, we had more freedom in choosing a date for this year’s Silver Cup.’ Lysakowski continued, ‘We believe we have chosen a date that is very conducive to bringing both national and regional Sprint Car aces to Lernerville.’

Stay tuned to Lernerville Speedway’s website and social media outlets in the coming weeks for more 2022 schedule additions including another major Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Car announcement soon! For more information on Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway please visit www.Lernerville.com. For more information on the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 please visit www.AllStarSprint.com.

 

 

 

*2022 BANDITS OUTLAW SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE*

19 race nights, 9 track venues, 4 new track partners, and 4 multiday specials, headline the 2022 Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series schedule!

A special thank you to Nathan Moore and area promoters, who worked diligently, alongside us, to help identify the best-cleanest dates possible!

I also want to THANK our 'familiar favorites', LoneStar Speedway, KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK, HOT Speedway, 67 Speedway of Texarkana, and Texas Dirt Track for partnering with us again in 2022!

And a special WELCOME to our newest track partners, Las Vegas Dirt Track, I-30 speedway, Devil's Bowl Speedway, and Diamond Park Speedway. We can't wait to get dirty with y'all!

If you have an interest in partnering with the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series, please direct all event bookings, marketing inquiries, and or rulebook questions to Will. You can reach me via Facebook and or call/text, at (214) 210-2763.

See you at the track!

#BanditsOutlawSprintSeries, #BOSS, #SprintCars

2022 Schedule, as of 11/30/21

Wednesday 1/19 Las Vegas Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV (Practice)
Thursday 1/20 Las Vegas Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV
Friday 1/21 Las Vegas Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday 1/22 Las Vegas Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday 2/26 Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
Saturday 3/26 Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX
Friday 4/8 Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott, TX
Saturday 4/16 I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR
Friday 5/6 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Texarkana, AR
Saturday 5/7 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Texarkana, AR
Friday 5/13 Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott, TX
Saturday 5/28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX
Saturday 6/18 Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX
Saturday 7/2 Diamond Park Speedway, Nashville, AR
Friday 7/8 Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott, TX
Friday 7/29 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Texarkana, AR
Saturday 7/30 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Texarkana, AR
Summer Break
Friday 9/23 Texas Dirt Track, Fort Worth, TX (NASCAR Weekend)
Saturday 9/24 Texas Dirt Track, Fort Worth, TX (NASCAR Weekend)
Saturday 10/29 Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

 

 

NT Title Headed to Alice Springs

For only the second occasion in the history of the Northern Territory Wingless Sprint Title, Arunga Park Speedway in Alice Springs will play host to the 2022 running of the event.

After being unable to host last season’s running of the Northern Territory Title, due to a late change that saw the event moved to nearby Tennant Creek Speedway at the 11th hour, Arunga Park Speedway is looking forward to having the Northern Territory Title as part of their two-night ANZAC Day Challenge on the Saturday and Sunday night of April 23 and 24.

The ANZAC Challenge is regarded as one of the biggest events on the Arunga Park Speedway calendar, and the Northern Territory Title is not only going to attract the best drivers from around the territory but also various interstate visitors.

Last season’s running of the Northern Territory Title at Tennant Creek Speedway resulted in Darwin’s Jamie McInnes taking out the top honours ahead of the NSW-based duo of Nathan Dicker and Troy Carey in second and third place respectively. There is no doubt that McInnes has his eyes set on a successful Northern Territory Title defence, but that certainly won’t be an easy task.

The last and only occasion the Northern Territory Title was fought out at the 402-metre Arunga Park Speedway track was back in 2013, when Western Australian Michael Keen claimed back-to-back wins and outpaced South Australian Dan Obst and Keen’s older brother Daniel to the chequered flag.

The entire Wingless Sprints NT committee are very excited about the running of the 2022 event and they are working hard to make it one of the best to be held in the event’s 12-year history.

To find more about the Wingless Sprints Northern Territory, you can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Wingless Sprints NT or by visiting the Australian Wingless Sprint Racing (AWSR) websitewww.awsr.com.au/nt

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS OF BRYAN, OH TO REWARD RUMBLE’S BEST APPEARING NON-WINGED 600

Competitors in the LiUNA Non-Winged 600cc Midget Class Chase After $250 in Fan-Based Contest

FORT WAYNE, IND (December 2, 2021) – Coming on the heels of similar announcements for the Midget and North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600cc Midgets, a best appearing car award has been announced for the LiUNA (Laborer’s International Union of North America) non-winged 600cc Midgets at this year’s 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne. NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan, Ohio has posted a $250 cash award that will be presented to the best appearing car in that division, as voted upon by the fans through a charity component throughout the weekend of the event, December 17 and 18.

“Being a life-long race fan and a huge follower of the Rumble in Fort Wayne, it really caught my eye when I saw that the Midgets and winged 600cc’s had best appearing sponsors, but not the non-winged 600cc’s,” commented Duane Hancock, co-owner of the Bryan NAPA location. “This was a great opportunity for us to jump on board and support such a great traditional event.”

Race fans watching the LiUNA non-winged 600cc Midgets race around the purpose-built 1/6 mile concrete oval inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will have the opportunity to vote for the one machine that best catches their eye as the best appearing and cast a ballot accordingly. It is suggested that all ballots be accompanied with a free-will donation to the Community Harvest Food Bank of the Fort Wayne area. The fan-chosen winner will be announced Saturday evening as the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales wraps up its 2-day run.

The LiUNA non-winged 600cc Midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600cc Midgets and Midgets will be joined by multiple classes of go-karts including the Economy Auto Parts 330 Clones, Coe Heating & Air Conditioning Junior 3, and everageauto.com Wedge Karts. Six divisions of Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets will round out the busy action with full racing programs each day.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. For those unable to make the trek to Fort Wayne, this year’s program will be live streamed in its entirety via Pit Row TV and SPEED SPORT TV.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

Hall of Fame Auto Racing Promoter John Padjen Passes Away

By: Troy Hennig

Roseville, CA (12-1-2021)…It is with a heavy heart that I announce to the public that long time racing promoter John Padjen passed away the morning. Padjen was 87 years old. Padjen had a bigger than life personality that catapulted him into being one the best West Coast racing promoters of all-time.

John was my mentor, he was my friend, but most importantly, he took me in as part of his family. I worked for the Padjen family from 1999 to 2010. I am thankful that him and Robbie took a chance on me, just 24 years old at the time, in the winter of 1998 to take over as the lead announcer at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Believe me, I didn’t take their trust lightly and dedicated my life to seeing that place continue and prosper. Twenty-two years later, Silver Dollar Speedway is still my home away from home.

The day I knew I was really part of the family is when I got tricked into blowing into the Padjen breathalyzer. John had jokingly asked if I had been drinking alcohol one night after the races. He basically said I want you to blow into this and see how high you can make the bubble rise. Little did I know, the trick to this test was to cover the exhaust hole as you blew, because if you didn’t, the result was not fun. I went to blow as hard as I could and before I knew it, I was covered in a thick, black smokey substance. Once the smoke had settled, the room erupted in laughter. I was covered from head to toe in black. Yes, I was one of many people who fell for one of Padjen’s practical jokes.

My children affectionately called him “Sucker Man.” John always was happy to see my kids and when he saw them, he routinely pulled out lollipops to give them. Of course, he would later admit, his was just trying to sugar them up a bit to be a little rowdier for my wife Kylie and I who were still learning how to be parents.

I last spoke to John in the middle of September. He was eager to get a recap of how the Gold Cup did. He always filled our conversations on the phone with questions about how many fans attended, how many cars showed up and was it a good race. Even just a few weeks ago, his mind was still in race mode. Shortly after our conversation, I received a private message from his daughter Johna who thanked me for keep her dad in the loop. She said he was so happy to hear from me and that he really missed being connected to the racing world.

Below is a story I wrote on behalf of John when he was elected to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame along with other tidbits. Please read and remember John Padjen.

Speed and horsepower have always been a part of promoter John Padjen’s life. When Padjen turned 18 years old he was hired as an electrician for Southern Pacific Railroad. He worked 42 years for the railroad until he retired in 1994. “I guess you could say I have always been fascinated with things that go fast,” said Padjen.

In 1962 Padjen began his first involvement with racing as a pit steward at Auburn Speedway. “I saw a lot of con artists in my days running that pit gate,” said Padjen with a smile. In 1973 Gene Welch approached Padjen about going in as partners to promote West Capitol Raceway. Padjen accepted and began his career in what would lead to him being one of the most successful promoters on the West Coast. In fact, some 35 years later, Padjen was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame located in Iowa. “This is the crowning moment for me and my family,” said Padjen. “My wife Robbie, our children and a lot of family members have been the reason for my success,” said Padjen. Upon his passing, John and Robbie were married for 53 years.

Going back to 1978, West Capitol was headed for a closure. Padjen and family were able to relocate their dirt track racing promoting to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. This is where the Gold Cup Race of Champions continued to shine and became an event that fans flocked to from all over the world. This four-day event in September featured some of the best sprint car racers in the nation led by the popular World of Outlaws. Special post-race activities also attracted thousands of fans, many of whom have camped all week at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

In 1982 Padjen added Placerville Speedway to their business. It was a nice combination between the weekly Friday night schedule at Chico and the Saturday weekly racing at Placerville. Son Alan, morphed into running the day-to-day duties at Placerville Speedway. Alan also continued the family legacy when he promoted Silver Dollar Speedway for a few years. Daughter Johna, worked in the office and spent most of her life involved with the family’s racing business. “We tried our best to make this a family business,” said Padjen. “Robbie and I were always so proud of how they all stepped up to help us out in various ways.”

Padjen led by example. His hard work and determination exemplified his desire to produce entertaining auto racing for thousands of fans. In addition to his success at Placerville Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway, Padjen’s resume includes a wide variety of racing promotions including the management of the historical West Capitol Raceway in Sacramento, the resurrection of the Silver Crown 100 champ car race at the Cal Expo mile in the mid 90’s and the promotion of traveling campaigns including the Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series and the Civil War Sprint Car Series. His success at Silver Dollar Speedway for the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions has long been recognized nationally for decades as one of the biggest weeks of racing on the World of Outlaws tour.

Padjen received numerous other awards throughout his time promoting races. He was inducted into the MSPA’s Hall of Fame for his career-long dedication to promoting events at West Capitol Raceway and at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Placerville Speedway. Padjen received the highest honor in the industry of motor sports promotion when he was named the 2006 National Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. It was his fifth year of being named as a regional nominee, but it marks the first time in his stellar career that he received the highest honor.

“My dad loved everything about racing,” said his son Alan. “He worked hard, but he also played hard. He was known for his on-track promotions, but a lot of the fans enjoyed seeing him after the races and being the life of the party.” Alan credits his mom with the idea of moving the Gold Cup from West Capitol to Chico. “It was my mom’s idea to move the Gold Cup. Dad said it wouldn’t work but mom was right,” said Alan. “Dad was so proud of the Gold Cup. He waited all year for it to come around.”

Silver Dollar Speedway will bring back the John Padjen Classic as part of the Silver Cup Race of Champions in March of 2022.

Details about a celebration of life will be announced in the coming weeks from the family.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Caps 2021 Season with Action Packed Week of Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick brought his 2021 season to an end over the Thanksgiving Holiday week by staying very active as he competed in three USAC National Midget events as well as a pair of winged 360 races.

“It was a busy week, but a great way to end our season,” Tanner Carrick said. “I have to thank the entire Keith Kunz Motorsports team for the opportunity to run out West, as well as my Carrick Motorsports guys for their continued hard work day in and day out.”

Carrick kicked things off with two nights of action at Merced Speedway where he would do double-duty on both nights.

In Sprint Car action on Tuesday night, Carrick would get the night kicked off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in fastest in his qualifying group, which lined him up in the second row of his heat race.

Working his way forward in the 10-lap heat, the Lincoln, CA driver would next a second-place finish and garner a spot in the Top-Eighth redraw that would set the lineup for the first rows of the feature.

Pulling the seven pill, Carrick would take the green flag from the inside of the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event. Working his way forward when the race came to life, Carrick would race his way up into the Top-5 in the early stages of the race.

With a strong car under him, issues would ensue, and it would result in Carrick getting upside down, which brought his night in the sprint car to an early end.

Tuesday night’s midget action kicked off with Carrick timing his potent KKM entry in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials before pocketing a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up 16th in the Midget feature, Carrick would make some moves in the fast paced feature event but would be unable to make the big run he was hoping to make. Working his way towards a spot in the Top-10, Carrick would close the night out with a 13th place finish and quickly turn his attention to Wednesday night where he would again do the double.

Wednesday night saw Carrick again get off to a strong start in what would be his final winged 360ci event of the season as he timed in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Carrick would leave the field in his wake as he rode the Merced Speedway rim to perfection and picked up the win, garnering a redraw berth along the way.

With a little better luck on this night in the draw, Carrick would pull the five pill and line up in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back in the race’s early goings, Carrick would find himself running hard in the eighth position despite a handful of stoppages that would slow the flow of the feature.

Working up to seventh, Carrick would come on very strong at the end of the race as he would crack the Top-5 and jump into fourth with five-laps left in the feature.

Continuing to surge his way to the front, Carrick would overtake the third position on the 28th, lap before moving into second on lap 29 and setting his sights on Kyle Larson.

Giving chase after Larson, Carrick would have too much distance to overcome as he closed his Sprint Car season out with an impressive late race charge into second.

Midget action on this night kicked off with Carrick timing in 14th fastest and using the prime heat race starting position to pick up the win during heat race No. 2.

With the heat win, Carrick would drastically better his feature event starting position as he rolled off from the seventh starting position for the 30-lap affair.

Just as he did in the Sprint Car feature, Carrick had his elbows up as he began working his way forward.

Using the low groove of the speedway, Carrick would surprise the lead trio on the 17th lap as he entered the fray and battled with Buddy Kofoid and Chris Windom.

Jumping into second, Carrick would keep pace with his KKM teammate Kofoid, until the 24th lap where Carrick would hit the cushion wrong and send his machine upside down off turn two, bringing his night to an abrupt end.

Despite the disappointing end to his run in Merced, CA, Carrick had high hopes for Saturday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix in Ventura, CA which would mark the end of his 2021 racing season.

Running the unique Turkey Night format, Carrick would time in 16th fastest in time trials which would then line him up 16th in the feature event after transferring through his qualifier.

On a surface that wasn’t conducive for passing, Carrick had a long 98-lap feature mired deep in the field. When the feature came to an end, Carrick capped his season off with a 20th place finish.

“We were really good in both cars at Merced, CA earlier in the week, unfortunately we don’t have a ton to show for it,” Carrick said. “Turkey Night we didn’t get timed in well, and with the way the track was, it was really a bummer to start that deep in the field. Overall, it was a really good year, and I can’t wait to get 2022 kicked off.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 69, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 28, Top 10’s: 39

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick’s 2021 season is complete.

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.

 

 

Western PA Speedweek Schedule Set for Triumphant Return in 2022
 

Shippenville, PA (Dec 1st, 2021) – Western Pennsylvania’s best sprint car drivers will battle it out again for five straight nights of unsanctioned racing in 2022 as they all fight for the coveted speedweek crown. Speedweek action will be on display on consecutive nights from Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA).

Serving as an encore to the successful 2021 reboot, next summer’s iteration will feature increased purses, nightly contingency awards and giveaways, and another healthy point fund to reward the week’s top performing drivers. The framework for last year’s rebirth will remain intact, beginning with the same five racetracks from last year returning to the mix. The group time trial format used last season was extremely popular with both drivers and fans alike, and will also be utilized again in the upcoming 2022 speedweek.

All Western PA Speedweek shows in 2022 will offer an increased A-Main purse! While the winner’s share remains an impressive $3,000 each night, an extra $2,000 has been added across positions 2-24 boosts the feature purse to a whopping $14,000 total. Highlights beyond the returning winner’s share include a $1,500 runner-up prize as well as boasting a minimum $300 to all A-Main starters.

2022 SCHEDULE

Wed, June 1st – Michael’s Mercer Raceway
Thu, June 2nd – Thunder Mountain Speedway
Fri, June 3rd – Lernerville Speedway
Sat, June 4th – Sharon Speedway
Sun, June 5th – Tri City Raceway Park

2022 PURSE

Beyond the increased purse, Western PA Speedweek remains enticing for the winged warriors due to the limited amount of travel required to compete in all five nights, with the round-trip total clocking in at exactly 259 miles from beginning to end. Local Western PA teams have the ability to return home and to their shops each night, while any invaders have the unique opportunity of racing five consecutive nights at tracks so closely connected together.

Though details have yet to be finalized, the 2022 Western PA Speedweek point fund will at a minimum match what was paid out in 2021. Last summer’s champion earned $2,500 with the full breakdown looking like this: 1. $2500, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6-10. $250

Additional details will also be released in the near future regarding the nightly Quick Time, Hard Charger, Hard Luck and Loyalty awards that will indeed be returning in 2022.

The first two shows of the 2021 Western PA Sprint Speedweek were unfortunately lost to rain after both Michael’s Mercer Raceway and Thunder Mountain Speedway succumbed to the heavy rains and wet grounds provided by Mother Nature. A picture perfect three days were then on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday that saw a total of 47 different drivers compete in the events at Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway and Tri City Raceway Park

Central PA sprint car regular Ryan Smith, of Fleetwood, PA, stole the show in 2021 by capturing two wins and a 3rd place finish in route to his Western PA Speedweek championship. Smith, a former World of Outlaw winner at the Port Royal Speedway, was joined in victory lane by fellow Central PA driver Brad Howard of Enola, PA. Howard’s triumph at the half-mile Tri City Raceway Park oval marked his first career win in the 410 Sprint Car division.

2021 Winners
2 – Ryan Smith (Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway)
1 – Brad Howard (Tri City Raceway Park)

2021 Points Standings
1 – Ryan Smith (6R)
2 – Brad Howard (49H)
3 – Brandon Matus (13)
4 – Lee Jacobs (81)
T5 – A.J. Flick (2)
T5 – Carl Bowser (11)
7 – Darin Gallagher (12)
8 – Bob Felmlee (6)
9 – Michael Bauer (29)
10 – Landon Myers (19M)

Fans can retrieve more information about each speedway by visiting their track website and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to driers or interested partners, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

 

 

Rumble in Fort Wayne Sponsor List Continues to Expand

Fort Wayne Businesses Economy Auto Parts and Coe Heating & Air Conditioning to Back Karts

FORT WAYNE, IND (December 1, 2021) – Economy Auto Parts and Coe Heating & Air Conditioning have inked their names to the growing list of sponsors for the December 17 and 18 Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. Staged inside of the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center on a purpose-built 1/6 mile concrete oval, this will be the 23rd running of the multi-division event.

Each of the companies are in the Fort Wayne area and are no strangers to motorsports marketing in that region, including the Rumble, where they are returning after previous participation.

Economy Auto Parts will be the primary backer behind the 330 Clone class of karting, while Coe Heating & Air Conditioning is gearing their support to the Junior 3 class.

The Economy Auto Parts 330 Clones, and Coe Heating & Air Conditioning Junior 3 divisions will be joined by five other kart classes, including the newly announced everageauto.com Wedge Karts. Also on the card will be multiple classes of Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets, plus Midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600cc Midgets and LiUNA non-winged 600cc Midgets in complete racing programs each day.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. For those unable to make the trek to Fort Wayne, this year’s program will be live streamed in its entirety via Pit Row TV and SPEED SPORT TV.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

Country Builders Racing Closes 2021 Season Out with Austin McCarl During Four-Race Swing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting four races in over the last week, Austin McCarl had a wild stretch to close his 2021 season out with Country Builders Racing.

“In Merced, we had a fast car, I just couldn’t get qualified well either night and it resulted in a couple of 11th place finishes, including one fun run through the field,” Austin McCarl said. “Arizona, we had some horrible luck, but I really feel like we had a car that was capable of picking up a win.”

Getting the busy week underway on Tuesday night in Merced, CA, the Altoona, IA pilot would time the Country Builders Construction/Ochoco West Lumber/Brown and Miller backed No. 88 machine in sixth fastest in his group.

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race, McCarl would make a stop in the “B” one for one final shot to sneak into the 35-lap feature event. Lining up on the pole of the semi, McCarl would continue to log laps and feel out the short confines of Merced Speedway as he was able to wire the field and pick up the win.

Transferring into the feature, McCarl would take the green flag from the 21st starting position as he would have his work cut out for him on the ¼ mile bullring.

Continuing to feel out the surface, McCarl would make some swift moves in the 35-lap affair as he clawed his way forward. Passing a ton of cars in the feature event, McCarl would salvage his night with a hard charge up to 11th at the finish line.

Back in action on Wednesday night at Merced Speedway, McCarl would open his night up by timing in 13th overall in qualifying time trials and lining up fifth in his heat race.

By way of a fifth-place finish in the heat, McCarl would line up in the 12th position for the 30-lap feature event. Spending much of the race battling with the likes of Justyn Cox and Mitchel Moles, McCarl would close his trip to Merced out with a second 11th place finish as the team would then make the trip to Arizona.

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, McCarl and company checked in at Arizona Speedway for the track’s final ever weekend of racing.

Earning quick time honors in his qualifying group, ‘The Big Unit’ would line up fourth in his heat race. Heat race action would see McCarl make a self-admitted mistake that resulted him in getting into the fence and ending his heat race prematurely.

Running the ‘B’, AMAC would put on a show as he sliced and diced his way forward from 13th. Working into the Top-5, and into a transfer position, McCarl’s fourth place finish lined him up 20th in the feature event.

On a racy Arizona Speedway surface, McCarl was able to put on a show from the tail end of the field. Working his way forward, McCarl would charge towards the Top-10.

Laying down some strong laps, McCarl would gain 12 positions as he closed the night out with an eighth-place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night for the team’s final race of the season, McCarl would again have a strong qualifying effort as he earned quick time honors in his group which placed him in the second row of his heat race.

Heat race action would ultimately bring the end of the team’s season. Contact in the early laps would result in McCarl taking a wild ride that brought an end to his night and ultimately brought the end to the season.

“Overall, it was a really good experience out here,” McCarl said. “We learned a lot as a team, and I learned a ton racing at so many different tracks and I am looking forward to building this winter. Big thanks to the Offill family and Country Builders for the opportunity they gave me.”

Austin McCarl and Country Builders Racing would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, , HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Engler Machine, Aurora Rod Ends, Schoenfeld, Wilwood, Kistler Engines, K1 Safety Gear, Bell Helmets, Maxim Chassis, B. Scadden Design, and Octane Ink for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races:19, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Country Builders Racing’s 2021 season has come to an end.

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Excitement builds

“Finally we are about to kick off the 15th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Sat night – Dec 4th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Blue Ribbon Raceway again for our opening night. Unfortunately we lost our first 2 rounds but everything looks good for this Saturday. Weather is good, car numbers are good and we are all pretty keen to start.” Mandy Searle says. A star studded field of top 360 competitors including the current series champ Rusty Hickman, current Victoria 360 Champ Brenten Farrer and 3 past series champions in the mix - what a cool way to kick off the season. 2017 All Star Legend Paul Solomon has run with the series since it conception and after his return from Darwin earlier this year has swapped his 410 for his 360 in the V7 and he is keen to lock in top results and possibly be the first 3 time Series Champ. Michael Tancredi’s V29 has claimed victories in the past at Horsham and enjoys the Blue Ribbon track. Mr Speed Matthew Reed is again partnering up with another long term series regular Kenny Hutchins. Hutchins always provides a fast and reliable car and Reed knows how to peddle it. McClure Racing has teamed up with Brad Warren this season as a contracted car; Warren has only a handle full of 360 runs but will be one to watch in the VA9 Maxim. Committing to his second full time season V73 Charles Hunter is a top gasser running 3rd in the series overall last season. V39 Brett Smith has also locked in as a series contracted car. D26 Todd Moule has just returned from the NT after competing at Northline Speedway all season. Moule has just turned 18 but has gained laps and experience over this period. V43 Corey Sandow has formed his own team and updated his number to 43. Seasoned youngster V60 Jordyn Charge always shines in his 360 and even though he is still only 22 has years of experience under his belt. Regulars Brown, Bolitho, Zac Farrer, Cullinger, Scott, Campbell will be looking for strong results to start their individual seasons. Throw in a couple of All Star rookies Jeremy Kupsch, Todd Hobson & Jordan Abbott and we can guarantee that the racing will be hard and fast as always. Engine starts & Hot Laps start early from 4.30pm. December 4th at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham

 

Joel Myers Jr Impresses in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Arizona Speedway to closeout his 2021 season, and take part in the track’s final event ever, Joel Myers Jr would impress during the Copper Classic as he ran fourth on Friday night and hard charged his way to an eighth-place finish in Saturday’s feature after coming from the tail end of the ‘B’ earlier in the night.

“Arizona was a pretty good weekend for our team,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We had a really fast car during both nights of action, and if it wasn’t for a mistake in our heat race on Saturday night, I think we may have come home with a pair of Top-5’s to match our Friday night showing.”

Fresh off of Thanksgiving Dinner, Friday night saw Myers Jr return to action as he earned quick time honors in his qualifying group about the All About Fire Protection/Dirt Dudes/PitStopUSA backed No. 46jr mount.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Sebastopol, CA pilot would pick up a vital passing point as he raced to a third-place finish which then locked him into the Top-Eight redraw. As fate would have it, Jr found himself with the eight which placed him in the fourth row for the Friday night feature event.

On a racy Arizona Speedway surface, the young 15-year-old gasser had his elbows up as he worked the fence of the speedway that has now been forced to close with the conclusion of this event.

Racing his way up to third, Myers Jr would battle with Justin Sanders in the closing laps as his fellow Californian competitor wanted the final spot on the podium. As the two battled hard, Sanders would get the better end of the battle on the race’s final lap, though Myers Jr still brought home a very nice finish as he took the checkered in the fourth spot.

Saturday night brough on the Copper Classic finale, and Myers would continue to show speed at the Queens Creek, AZ facility as he timed in third quickest in his qualifying group to get his season finale event started.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, ‘Jr’ would settle into second as he didn’t get the jump he was looking for when the green light was displayed. While running second, the youngster would get into that wall that he was so good against on Friday night, resulting in a DNF in his heat and relegating him to the ‘B’ main.

Finding himself back in 14th to start the semi, Myers Jr would have his elbows up as he sliced and diced his way through the field. Having some picture-perfect restarts, Myers thrilled the crowd as he worked his way up to second and transferred into the Copper Classic feature.

Taking the green flag from the 18th starting position, Myers would show patience from the back of the pack as things would get wild in front of him during the early stages of the race.

Working his way forward, the 2021 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year would work his way into the Top-10 as he continued his march forward.

Getting up into fifth at one point, a couple of late restarts would not play out in Myers Jr’s favor and he would end up capping the weekend off with an eighth place finish.

“I really want to thank my guys for their hard work all year long, and our partners for the support, as well as my family for all they do for me,” Myers said. “We got to try a lot of new things in 2021, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do in 2022.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Dirt Dudes, Amerikote, PitStopUSA, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Factory Kahne Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

ON TAP: Myers Jr’s 2022 season has concluded.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Brad Doty Classic to reward winner $15,000 at Attica Raceway Park

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA – When the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday July 12 for the 34th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics, the competitors will be battling for the largest payday in the event’s history - $15,000 to the winner!

"This is something Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores, Director of Operations Rex LeJeune, and I have been working on for a few years but with the pandemic in 2020 and not being sure if we could even have the race to 2021 not being as Covid free as we'd hoped and not being able to have any of our international fans attend, we decided to put it off until 2022,” said event co-promoter Brad Doty.

“If it wasn't for our great partners, Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, Priority Aviation, Callies Performance Products and Underground Utilities Inc. this event would not be as successful as it is. Because of their support we are able to raise the winner’s check to $15,000!" Doty added.

This year will mark the 17th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 25 different winners in the 31 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). Lebanon Indiana’s Spencer Bayston claimed the 2021 Brad Doty Classic, his first ever World of Outlaws victory as well.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser 1990 – Jack Hewitt 1991 – Bobby Allen 1992 – Rained Out 1993 – Mark Keegan 1994 – Danny Smith 1995 – Randy Kinser 1996 – Dale Blaney 1997 – Tyler Walker 1998 – Jeff Shepard 1999 – Butch Schroeder 2000 – Kelly Kinser 2001 – Danny Smith (2) 2002 – Alvin Roepke 2003 – Dean Jacobs 2004 – Greg Wilson 2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland 2006 – Joey Saldana 2007 – Jac Haudenschild 2008 – Jason Meyers 2009 – Steve Kinser (2) 2010 – Dale Blaney (2) 2011 – Donny Schatz 2012 – Kerry Madsen 2013 – Donny Schatz (2) 2014 – Paul McMahan 2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 - Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

MAX McLAUGHLIN SET TO MAKE INDOOR SERIES DEBUT, BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION SIGNS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR-INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES RETURNS, OPENER JANUARY 7-8 IN ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 30, 2021 . . . In just five weeks, the 2022 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP will take the green flag inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center.  

The race weekend is set for Friday and Saturday, January 7-8, 2022. The races in Allentown will be the first since 2020 when Covid-19 forced the stoppage of the season finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

BELFOR Property Restoration Services, provider of professional 24/7 residential and commercial restoration services has signed on to be a presenting sponsor of all three Indoor Series races in 2022.

After Allentown the series will head to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 28 & 29 and conclude in Syracuse, NY at the NY State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12.

The recent entry of Max McLaughlin, one of the brightest young racing prospects in the nation with wins on both dirt and pavement, has sparked fan interest.

‘Mad Max’ will be driving a TQ Midget owned by Frankie Caprara of Watertown, NY. Both driver and owner will be making their first starts in the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

Tickets for the two days of racing in Allentown are on sale now. To order online visit www.pplcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the arena box office, open only during events hosted at the arena including Lehigh Valley Phantoms games

Among the drivers McLaughlin will have to beat is local favorite Briggs Danner, a Lehigh Valley, PA native who drove a TQ Midget to victory, outdoors, at Wall Stadium last Saturday, November 27 in a car owned by Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA.

Additional entries are currently being accepted by the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP for its trio of 2022 races.

“We expect that competitor interest in the TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot classes will be at an all-time high since we haven’t raced at all in over a year,” Series organizer Len Sammons noted.

TQ Midget race cars will headline all the programs with high speed excitement competing on speedways set up on the concrete floors of three arenas. Slingshots and Champ Karts will complete the tripleheader programs.

The biggest Indoor Auto Racing Series PPL Center TQ Midget race winner is Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C.

Like Danner, Flores won a race at last weekend’s Turkey Derby, his coming in a 100-lap Factory Stock race.

Flores, who works for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup organization, will be seeking his fifth victory at the PPL Center in January.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. is the only other repeat winner. Justin Bonsignore and Scott Kreutter of New York and local driver Matt Janisch of nearby Nazareth, PA each have one victory.

Ironton Global, the leading international provider of cloud-based communication services, headquartered in Coplay, PA, is the title sponsor for the Allentown event.

Future Homes of Kunkletown, PA, a home construction company, specializing in residential, multi-family, and energy efficient buildings, has also returned as the presenting sponsor for the Saturday night card of racing.

The Allentown schedule calls for doors opening at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open and Fan Fest begins at 5 PM with racing starting at 7:00PM sharp.

The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase. This allows access to the speedway where the cars competing will be on display for photos and drivers available for free autographs.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. was the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP TQ Midget Car champion by a slim margin over Rudolph.

Series information including links for purchasing tickets, hotel rooms and racer entry forms are available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com.

Sponsorship opportunities remain for all Indoor Auto Racing Series races.

For more information, contact Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618.

Corporate sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget.

 

 

Cook Motorsports Ends 2021 Season at Merced Speedway with Jayson Bright

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip from Washington to California to get two final races in for the 2021 season, Cook Motorsports linked up with Jayson Bright to compete in the Merced 360’s portion of the track’s annual Midget Madness event.

“Merced was a fun two-day show with the Cook’s and I am really thankful for them letting me have this opportunity,” Jayson Bright said. “We started out really well and continued to build our chemistry all week long.”

The action kicked off on Tuesday night where Bright timed the Absolute Plumbing/Cook’s Contracting/CSR Builders backed No. 22x machine in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on the California bullring, the youngster would race to a fourth-place finish which would transfer him into the 35-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 15th starting position, Bright would continue to get comfortable in the Cook Motorsports entry as he would work his way forward and flirt with a spot in the Top-10 on the tight confines of Merced Speedway.

Getting as high as the 11th position amidst some close quarters racing, Bright would ultimately cap his night off with a 15th place finish.

Back in action on Wednesday night for the final night of action, early issues would hamper Bright’s qualifying effort as the team would end up 24th on the speed charts officially and place them at the back of the pack all night.

Lining up eighth in his heat race, Bright would race his way to a seventh place finish and on this night it would move him into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 24th starting position.

From the tail end of the field, Bright would show good speed as he methodically worked his way forward through the field. Jumping into the Top-15 by the race’s 10th lap, Bright would get into 13th two laps later.

Once in 13th, Bright would make a costly mistake that saw him get over the edge of the track in turn and get the Cook Motorsports entry on its side and bring his night to an end.

“I felt really good with the direction we were heading after Tuesday night, and I felt really good heading into Wednesday’s action,” Bright added. “We had a header issue hinder us in qualifying, but the guys worked through it and we were pretty good in the feature. Unfortuantely I made a mistake on my end that ended our night early, but I am very thankful for this opportunity and am really pleased with how much we gelled and how fast we got in a short period of time. I really want to thank Blake and Rodney Cook for this opportunity.”

Cook Motorsports would like to thank Absolute Plumbing, Cook’s Contracting, CSR Builders, Shark Racing Engines, Cottage Grove Inn, Primetime Designs, Highline Performance, and Cascade Pizza for their support.

ON TAP: Cook Motorsports’ 2021 season has concluded.

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Premier Speedway Tickets On Sale from 10am Wednesday December 1, 2021

The Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool is excited to announce that tickets via the Club’s new ticketing partnership with Trybooking, will be available for all events up to and including the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be on-line via the Club’s website from 10am Eastern Daylight-Saving Time (7am WA, 9.30am SA) on Wednesday December 1, 2021.

By visiting the website www.premierspeedway.com.au from 10am on Wednesday December 1, 2021, and clicking on the Buy Tickets Button in the menu at the top of the page.

Tickets for all meetings post the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be on-line, again via the Club’s website from Tuesday January 4, 2022.

All patrons are reminded that while some restrictions in Victoria have been relaxed, it will be mandatory to be able to provide proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination status as well as being able to QR Code into the venue at the entry points.

All patrons are reminded that completing the ticket purchase in an accurate way is going to be far quicker and more efficient than supplying incorrect details, so we ask that you have your information ready to go prior to purchasing tickets.

Some key information is as follows:

Website: Tickets can be purchased from www.premierspeedway.com.au by clicking on the Buy Tickets tab at the top of the page.

Event: Carefully select the event you wish to purchase tickets for.

Ticket Type: Make your choice of General Admission or Reserved Terrace Seating. General Admission is in the grassed mounds on a first come first served basis, providing your own lawn chair. The Terrace is a reserved seating section, seat provided in turn two on the back straight.

How Many Tickets Do You Need: Select the number of Adult Tickets, Children’s Tickets etc.

NOTE: All tickets purchased as Concession Tickets will require for the ticket holder to provide proof of Aged, Disability or Veterans Affairs Concession upon presenting the ticket for entry.

Terrace Reserved Seating: Section One of the Terrace Reserved Seating Section is nearest the entry point, while Section Four is nearest the highway.

Row M is the back row, furthest from the track, while Row A is now the front row.

Grandstand Seating: Grandstand Seating is unavailable as the Grandstand is fully subscribed to seasonal seat holders.

Vaccination Status: As the ticket purchaser you will be asked to tick a box confirming you are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 (which is a condition of entry). Should you select YES and then be unable to provide proof of this at the entry gate, your right to entry and/or a refund will be forfeited.

IMPORTANT Accurate Personal Details: When purchasing a ticket/s online, please ensure that you can accurately provide the following details including things like credit card numbers and expiry dates, whether your email is .com or .com.au etc.

These personal details will include Name, Phone Number, Address, Email Address and Credit Card details.

Having this information and entering it accurately will enhance the ticket purchasing experience.

It is the preference of the Premier Speedway Club that you choose an email that you can print the tickets from, so that they can be scanned at the gate. If you choose to display your ticket on your phone, please have the brightness turned up high.

 

 

Zearfoss scores $7,500 Copper Classic victory for Snow Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 29, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss and car owner, Clayton Snow, proved to be almost unstoppable in Arizona Speedway’s annual Copper Classic, not only capping the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader with a pair of podium finishes, but scoring a victory in the process. Impressive, nonetheless, Zearfoss’ Copper Classic finale triumph, resulting in a $7,500 payday, was accomplished without a nose wing, as it was lost during incidental contact with a slowing lapped car. Despite the ensuing chaos, Zearfoss was able to maintain control and not stop resulting in his position being maintained.

Zearfoss’ eventual margin of victory equaled 2.453-seconds, nailing down a first-ever ASCS Southwest Region win; a first-ever ASCS sanction victory, period.

“What a weekend,” Zearfoss said, driver of Clayton Snow’s MPE, King Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, Gary Silva Ranches, No. 7 sprint car. “I can’t thank Clayton Snow enough for this opportunity. To come out here and show that much speed right out of the gate says so much about his operation. It’s a shame Arizona Speedway is closing, but to add my name to their history books is pretty special.”

All but winning the $2,500 Copper Classic lidlifter just one night prior, Zearfoss opened his weekend at Arizona Speedway with a runner-up performance, nearly out dueling Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in the final corner. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native led the first nine circuits before losing command to Hafertepe; Zearfoss started from the pole position.

SPECIAL THANKS: Snow Racing and Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: MPE, King Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, and Gary Silva Ranches.

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., 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, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, 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.

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STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 4 Top-5s: 10 Top-10s: 33 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 0 Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 23

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth. Finished seventh at Lawton Speedway on October 29. Finished second in the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday, November 6. Finished second and first, respectively, in the Copper Classic doubleheader at Arizona Speedway, driving for Clayton Snow.

 

 

Baker Racing Engines Joins Rumble in Fort Wayne Quarter Midget Team

Popular Bellevue, Ohio Engine Builder to Assist with Entry Fee Rebate for Quarter Midget Drivers

FORT WAYNE, IND (Nov 29, 2021) – Recognized as one of the foremost engine builders in the Quarter Midget industry, Baker Racing Engines has joined forces with the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. With support from Baker, each pre-entered Quarter Midget driver into the December 17 and 18 Rumble will be receiving a rebate towards their pit pass fee.

“At Baker Racing Engines we focus on quality, rather than quantity and pride ourselves in the race results of our customers,” commented Steve Baker. “We have followed the Rumble through the years and feel their operation mirrors that mission. We are excited to help out the teams that support this great event.”

Quarter Midget racing at the Rumble is unique and challenging. The biggest difference is the track size; a typical track size for Quarter Midget racing is 1/20 of a mile while the purpose-built concrete oval inside of Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum measures 1/6 of a mile, nearly 3-times larger. With the amplified size comes increased speeds that require a completely different driving style and chassis set-up.

Each day of the Rumble in Fort Wayne features a full program (qualifying, 2 rounds of heats and an A-Main) for the six classes of Quarter Midget racing being offered and will join the full-sized Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600cc Midgets and Go-Karts in the 23rd presentation of the annual indoor racing event.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. For those unable to make the trek to Fort Wayne, this year’s program will be live streamed in its entirety via Pit Row TV and SPEED SPORT TV.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

BRODY ROA GETS KCRP WIN IN PREPARATION FOR THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

(Cypress, CA, November 24, 2021) Brody Roa scored his third win in five starts in Jason May’s #8M when he bested the open comp Sprint Car field at the Kern County Raceway Park on November 15th. The race was a shakedown for May’s new car that Roa will be driving when Agajanian Promotions presents the “80th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix'' this Friday and Saturday at the Ventura Raceway.

Roa, who lives in Garden Grove, California, and May first joined forces on Labor Day Weekend in 2020. The pairing clicked right away and won the historic first ever Central Arizona Sprint Car Series main event at the Central Arizona Speedway. This year, the likeable 30-year-old driver and May have continued their successful partnership. In five races together in 2021, they have three wins, one third place finish and a fifth.

Last week’s victory at the beautiful Kern County oval came just two days after Roa finished the 2021 season with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in the “54th Annual Western World Championship” at the Arizona Speedway. In that event, Roa competed against not only the top stars in the USAC/CRA Series, but also the best from the USAC National Series. Driving the handsome bright green and black BR Performance #91R at the track that is south of Phoenix, he toured the 3/8-mile oval in 15.269 in Friday’s qualifying. That was good for seventh fastest in his 19-car flight and 16th fastest of the 38 cars on hand.

Roa followed up his night one qualifying effort with a fourth-place finish in his heat race. That placed him on the outside of row eight, in the 16th spot for the 30-lap main event. Known as “The Pride of Garden Grove,” he methodically worked his way through the traffic passing seven cars in the main event to finish ninth.

Twenty-four hours later Roa was back in action and this time he turned a lap of 14.888 in qualifying. That was eighth fastest of the 19 cars in his flight and ninth quickest of the 39 on hand.

Things were looking good in his heat race when Roa went to the top to move from fourth to fifth. He was using the same wide line and was about to take third when the cushion bit him in turn two. The #91R bicycled and then hurtled into the catch fence before flipping down the track. Roa was uninjured in the crash, but his car was damaged, and he had to go to the B main.

The Zac Bozonich led crew thrashed to get the car ready for the B and Roa was in his fourth place starting spot when the green flag waved. A wrench was thrown into the works early on when he got clobbered by another car and dropped back to ninth. That was three spots out of a transfer position. However, the wily veteran did not panic and slowly but surely worked his way forward. When the checkered signaled the end to the 12 lapper, Roa had clawed his way back to fourth.

For the second time in a row, Roa was coming from 16th at the start of the main and once again, he rolled forward. This time he advanced four spots to finish 12th. As he passed more cars than any other USAC/CRA regular driver in the main, he collected the valuable “Ellen Ellis Hard Charger Award.”

Going into the two-race weekend, Roa was second in the USAC/CRA championship standings and was 56-points out of first. By the time the Saturday night feature ended, he had lopped 18-points off the deficit. He ended up second overall in the championship and was only 38-points out of first.

This Friday and Saturday’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix” races at the track located adjacent to the beach in Ventura, will be a special event non-point program for the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars. Friday’s program will include a $1,200.00 to win 10 car dash for the sprint cars and practice for the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets. On Saturday night, the sprint cars will run a semi and a $3,000.00 to win A main. The companion midgets will run their entire show beginning with qualifying and culminating with a 98-lap main event on Saturday.

Roa, the 2017 USAC West Coast Series champion, has made one appearance at Ventura in 2021. That was on June 26th when he was driving for May in the West Coast Series. That night he qualified fourth fastest, placed second in his heat race and ended up fifth in the 30-lap main.

Spectator gates at Ventura will open at 3:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 3:15 with racing at 5:30. The track is located a nine-iron away from the breaking waves of the Pacific Ocean on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

While the season ends on Saturday, Brody Roa merchandise will still be available online and will make great Christmas gifts for his fans. You can see it all in his online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To check it out, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-12 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 9th A Main

11-13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-15 Kern County Raceway Park Open Competition 1st A Main

 

 

MOOSE RACING AND AUSTIN WILLIAMS FINISH THIRD IN 2021 USAC/CRA STANDINGS

(Huntington Beach, CA, November 22, 2021) Huntington Beach, California based Moose Racing and its driver Austin Williams closed another successful season at the Arizona Speedway’s “54th Annual Western World Championship.” When all was said and done for the season, owners Tom and Lauri Sertich finished third in owner points in the 17-year-old USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. Williams finished third in the driver standings.
Sadly, the trek across the desert for the Moose crew marked the last time it would head to the speed plant located south of Phoenix. The track will close at the end of November and the property will be developed. Strong rumors persist that the promoter already has a new site that will be ready to go in 2022.

The action at the “Western” matched the best of the best from the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. The two nights of racing signified the end of the 2021 season for both groups. The first night of the “Western” was on Friday, November 12th. Thirty-eight cars showed up for the race and Williams turned in a lap of 15.009 in qualifying. That was good for sixth out of the nineteen in his qualifying flight. Overall, he was 10th fastest out of the thirty-eight drivers on hand.

A fifth-place finish in his heat meant that the 31-year-old Williams would have to go to the 12-lap B main. The Corona, California resident easily qualified for the A main when he placed third in the B.

For Friday’s 30-lap finale, Williams had to start in the 15th spot in the Moose #92. The car was a “rocket ship” and the talented driver put on a show. He initially slipped back to 16th on the first circuit. However, the impressive forward progress began on lap number two and by the time the race was three laps old, the driver known affectionately to his fans as “The Big Game Hunter,” passed three cars to the 13th spot. One lap later he picked off another and was up to 12th.

Williams stayed in the 12th spot through the eighth circuit before he began to surge forward again. By the end of the 10th go around, he put the white #92 in eighth and he was not done yet. As the laps wound down, the affable 31-year-old was all the way up to sixth before eventually dropping one spot late in the race and finishing seventh.

The second night of the “Western World,” Williams was both the 4th fastest qualifier in his flight and in the talent laden 36-car field after stopping the clocks at 14.780. A fourth-place finish in his ten-lap heat race put him straight into the main event without having to run the B. The heat finish combined with his great qualifying lap meant that he started on the pole for the 30-lap main event. Things did not go the way the #92 driver and crew had hoped for in the main. After battling hard in the top five the first 10-laps of the race, he ended up finishing 10th.

A reflection back on the just completed campaign shows some very nice stats for 2021. As stated previously, the team and the driver both finished third in the 2021 USAC/CRA standings. The team had perfect attendance making it to all 21 races and it started 20 of the 21 main events. Two main event wins (July 24th at Perris and September 6th at Petaluma) highlighted the year. There were six top three finishes, nine top fives, and 15 top 10s.

The fine season has the team poised and ready for another run at the USAC/CRA championship in 2022. The series will kick things off early with a big three race weekend at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway on January 27th, 28th and 29th.

While the 2021 season ended on the second weekend in November, the Moose Racing team immediately began work for a busy 2022. The crew is completely stripping down the cars and going over them with a fine-tooth comb, so they are race ready for the openers.

Moose Racing is exploring the possibility of adding marketing partners for another run at the USAC/CRA title. If you or your business would like to discuss coming on board with one of the USA’s highest profile sprint car teams, call (714) 397-3964, (714) 394-9292 or mailto:Lauri@sprintcars.com mailto:moose9292@me.com

Moose Racing would like to thank the following marketing partners for making the 2021 racing season possible. Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Phil & Eileen King, Lucas Oil Centers (Evansville, IN), and Specialized Powder Coating. Also, the following companies who have provided valuable product support for the team’s racing effort. CRC, Freeway Auto Supply, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, and FKK Indy.

Moose Racing/Austin Williams 2021 Racing Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-16 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6TH

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

7-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 23rd

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 7th

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 9th

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 7th B Main

11-12 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 7th

11-13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 10th

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

 

Jeremy Campbell Wins 2021 ASCS Sooner Region Championship

WICHITA, KS - Jeremy Campbell officially clinched the 2021 ASCS Sooner Region Championship after signing into the draw at the season's final event this past weekend at Caney Speedway. It's a season that's been driven by consistent finishes at the tracks that prove most difficult for the team, the little tracks sprinkled across Southern Kansas and North East Oklahoma, Creek Country, Caney Valley, Tulsa Speedway and the likes.

"I love a big track with a wall and a cushion, it's the type of track I'm used to and the type I've had success on for years. On these little tracks the cars feel more like go-karts, and you are just throwing them in there. It's been something I've had to get use to, but getting out of my comfort zone was what I wanted when we made the move to ASCS.

Finishing the season strong, Campbell started 6th in his heat race and finished 4th. Lining up 5th in the main event, Campbell came home 4th.

With 29 events during the 2021 season for JCM, the team recorded 22 top tens, 8 top fives, and won at Monett Speedway. Campbell adds the ASCS Sooner Champion title to his four NCRA Championships, and eight 81 Speedway Championships. Campbell began his sprint car career more than 20 years ago, and was the 2000 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year.

Jeremy Campbell Motorsports is supported by long-term sponsors Dan’s Cycle, Scott’s Well Service, Knoche Farms, Knoche Transport, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Ivan and Tammy Etherton, BEPC, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, Diversified Machine, Inc, Big Corner Creative, Advanced Performance Engineering, Cannady Body Shop, Hampel Oil, Penske Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products.

 

 

Skinner Soaks Up Special Moments During Successful 2021 Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 23, 2021) - Marshall Skinner enjoyed one of his most successful racing seasons in recent memory this year.

The veteran sprint car driver posted six feature wins, including a pair of special event triumphs, while ending a four-year winless drought.

"I really couldn't have asked for a much better season," Skinner said while reflecting on his 31st year behind the wheel of a sprint car. "Everything just clicked this year. We were fast almost every weekend. We were fast early in the year. After we won our first race at Legit Speedway Park (on June 5), it gave me confidence and started the momentum that carried us through the year.

"I had a better attitude this year and had a lot of fun. I didn't let the little things bother me and I wasn't stressed out a lot. I just went to the race track to have fun and things usually fell into place. Some of our success was due to being in the right place at the right time."

Highlighting the season for the Arkansas racer was a victory at one of the region's premier 360ci sprint car specials - the Greg Hodnett Memorial at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., in June. Skinner dominated the event by winning his heat race and the dash before leading all 27 laps of the feature.

"That was the biggest win of my career," he said. "It was the most money I've ever won in one night when you include the lap money. And it wasn't just the money, it was a race in memory of a great driver. I was a kid watching in the stands when Greg won his first race at Riverside."

A pair of 305 feature wins at Riverside International Speedway will always be a special memory for Skinner as well.

"Driving my uncle's 305 and winning two features with him was pretty cool," he said. "He was the reason I became interested in racing. My dad helped him with his car when I was a kid. My uncle taught me a lot about working on race cars.

"His car wasn't special. It's an older car with older parts, so that made those wins a little more enjoyable, too."

The annual USCS Flip Flop 50 at Riverside International Speedway in October saw Skinner rally from a hard crash during the opening night to win a feature the ensuing evening with a damaged car.

"We had a racing deal during the dash on Friday and went for a hard ride," he said. "We had to take the motor out to straighten the frame for Saturday. It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough to finish fifth in the first feature and then win the second one."

His successful season makes Skinner even more eager for his 32nd year of sprint car competition next year.

"I've ordered a new car," he said. "The old one is still hurt from the crash at the Flip Flop. I plan to race as much as time allows. I'll try to support my home track (Riverside International Speedway) whenever it's possible. I appreciate them racing sprint cars. Then I'll try to catch as many other races as possible in our area that I can."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 25 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

As the oldest maker of driver suits, the Hinchman team has the experience, ability, and desire to continually improve the protection of their drivers. For more information, visit http://www.hinchmanindy.com/.

"I've been wearing Hinchman suits for about 15 years now," Skinner said. "I'm extremely happy with their quality and the service I receive. Nancy is one of the best people you'll ever want to meet. She and Joe take good care of me."

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 Suspension, 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, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air, Hedger Brothers Concrete, Quality Flooring and Cleaning, Commercial Equipment Co. and MPV Express for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Racing Extends Partnership With FVP and Factory Motor Parts

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 23, 2021) - Brian Brown Racing will continue its long-standing partnership with FVP and Factory Motor Parts into the 2022 season and beyond.

Factory Motor Parts and FVP have been an integral part of the growth of Brian Brown Racing and have served as a team partner since 2008. That partnership remains strong after a multiple-year extension was recently signed.

"I consider them family," Brown said. "Being with somebody for going on 15 years is remarkable. It's such a great family owned company with great employees and great customers. They are heavily involved in the dirt track world as well as other aspects of racing. It's a dream come true to have a partner that's put so much behind our race team and supporting us. I'm pumped to continue to represent FVP and Factory Motor Parts in 2022 and beyond."

Founded in 1945, Factory Motor Parts is a multi-generational, family owned company that prides itself on providing premium original equipment and name brand automotive parts, serving as a total resource for independent service centers, dealerships, fleets and wholesale customers.

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.

"Factory Motor Parts and FVP are excited to continue our relationship with Brian Brown over the next few race seasons," FVP Director of Marketing Dave Schumacher said. "Over the past 15 years, Brian has become part of the FMP family and has been instrumental in the growth of the FVP Automotive Products brand. We look forward to connecting with sprint car fans and partners and wish the BBR team good luck in the upcoming season."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

ABOUT FACTORY MOTOR PARTS -

Founded in 1945, Factory Motor Parts is a multi-generational, family owned company that prides itself on providing premium original equipment and name brand automotive parts, serving as a total resource for independent service centers, dealerships, fleets and wholesale customers. To learn more, visit http://www.FactoryMotorParts.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.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Releases Tentative Special Schedule for 2022 Season

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 23, 2021) - A dozen dates highlight the current Jackson Motorplex racing schedule for the 2022 campaign.

The division with the most nights on track is the 410ci winged sprint cars, which visit Jackson Motorplex for a pair of marquee events encompassing a total of five nights. The Border Battle runs June 17-18 and welcomes the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars as the support class during the opening night.

Two months later the Jackson Motorplex season is slated to conclude when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits for the 44 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which has been shifted to the weekend after the Knoxville Nationals and will occur Aug. 18-20.

The dirt oval kicks off the season on April 29 when the action features the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars. It marks the first of a trio of combined nights for the two sprint car classes, which return on July 15 and July 29.

An IMCA Special is set for April 30 followed by Bank Midwest IMCA Series shows on May 17, June 14 and July 26. All five regular IMCA classes - a-modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, sport mods and sport compacts - will run each of the four nights.

Several additional dates are being worked on and will possibly be added to the 2022 schedule. Stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts throughout the offseason for the latest news.

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

 

 

Hagar Highlights Unique Season With Eight Triumphs

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 23, 2021) - Derek Hagar hit the eight-win mark in 2021 for the eighth time in the last nine years.

"We tried the 410 deal and it's hard to get wins with that competition," he said. "You really learn a lot and it helps going back to the 360. We missed some good shows in the Midsouth where we could have been contenders, but going to Eldora and Knoxville and running the 410 races brings your program up. We had a good season and were able to finish it out strong with a couple of wins and some good top-five finishes."

Hagar swept the two preliminary nights of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., which gives him five career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victories.

"It's tough to win two prelim nights anywhere you go whether it's a national level or a local show," he said. "To win both prelim nights was special in itself. And then losing a friend that week and telling his dad we'll do what we can to get a victory for him, and then to get two was special. I think it helped the family and friends going through that tough time of losing Jacob. He'd have been right there in Victory Lane with us so it was a special weekend for sure."

Hagar added three wins at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., including a round of the Flip Flop 50, the Grassroots Nationals and an ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series event. He was also victorious at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.; at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.; and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Ralph Henson Memorial.

"We had some really good runs," he said. "It was another special win at the Flip Flop 50. That was the first time I drove our family car without Kenny there. It was very emotional and special as we closed out the season."

Additionally, Hagar earned a top-five outing at the Short Track Nationals for the second straight year and he posted his career-best run at the Knoxville Nationals. Another highlight was participating in the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown.

"I think Bristol really stands out because of the speed and having that experience," he said. "I've run silver crown cars on mile race tracks and you are hauling. It's a different kind of speed when you have downforce. Bristol was probably the most fun I've had in a race car as far as speed. It was awesome. I hope we get to do that again next year. We had a couple of good runs at the Kings Royal, too. We just have to learn the 410 stuff. Everything is different than we're used to. I think if we get on some smaller tracks we can shine more. We'll start out next year doing some 360 stuff and then hopefully doing more 410 racing."

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 8 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 36 top 20s

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 Pafford Medical Services, KO Motorsports, Dynotech Performance, B&D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

Brock Zearfoss to drive for Clayton Snow in Arizona Speedway’s Copper Classic

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 23, 2021) – Fresh off of his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss will head back to work immediately, setting his destination for Queen Creek, Arizona, where the “Jonestown Jet” will drive Clayton Snow’s familiar No. 7 in Arizona Speedway’s 6th Annual Copper Classic on November 26-27.

Awarding a total winner’s share equaling $10,000, the two-day ASCS Southwest Region sprint car blockbuster will blast off with an open practice session on Wednesday, followed by back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s preliminary event will award a $2,500 top prize with Saturday’s finale awarding $7,500.

“This is exciting…I can’t thank Clayton Snow enough for this opportunity,” Brock Zearfoss said, who finished ninth in the 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver standings, highlighting his freshman season with a runner-up finish in the World Finals finale on November 6. “We were scheduled to have a WoO event at Arizona Speedway, but it was ultimately canceled. So, I’m excited to finally have the chance to get back there. The Copper Classic is such a storied event. Bob Ream was kind enough to give me a shot last year. It just didn’t end as planned. But I’m confident Clayton and I will have speed right out of the gate. I’m ready to see what we can do.”

A bittersweet weekend for open wheel fans, the Copper Classic doubleheader will not only close down the ASCS Southwest Region calendar, boasting what will be a stout contingent of 360c.i. sprint car competitors, but it will also end Arizona Speedway’s tenure, as the track will close permanently following the program.

“We want to add our names to the history book,” Zearfoss continued. “We have the potential, that’s for certain.”

Zearfoss will enter Copper Classic competition with a full season of World of Outlaws experience in his notebook, concluding the tour with 23 top-ten finishes, one of which the aforementioned top-five at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

For those seeking additional information pertaining to the 6th Annual Copper Classic, please visit Arizona Speedway on the web at www.arizonaspeedway.net. Action is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. local time each evening.

SPECIAL THANKS: Snow Racing and Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: MPE, King Racing Products, Triple-X Chassis, and Gary Silva Ranches.

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., 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, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, 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.

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

STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 8 Top-10s: 31 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 0 Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 23

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth. Finished seventh at Lawton Speedway on October 29. Finished second in the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday, November 6.

 

 

PENN NATIONAL SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE FEATURED AS PART OF PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 37TH ANNUAL MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA NOVEMBER 22, 2021. . . Penn National Speedway, once one of the most successful short tracks, will be remembered at the Pioneer Pole Buildings 37th annual Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The two-day 2022 event returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 12th year on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22.

The PPB Motorsports show will again offer attendees the opportunity to see up close over 200 race cars of all types spread across the thousands of feet of show space. Everything imaginable in motorsports for racers and fans will be on exhibit in a new show format taking into consideration the new two day schedule.

Speedway and race organizations often release new schedules at the show and make special announcements. Many, many well-known figures in the sport will be in attendance.

Sure to be an attention getter is the Penn National Speedway Reunion which will feature many of the top racers that performed at the one half mile dirt oval that was located in Grantville, PA.

The state-of-the-art facility was shuttered in November, 1996 after just 25 years of operation. The flat dirt track was constructed on the grounds of the one-mile Penn National Race Course where horse racing was featured. The speedway was designed and built by Reading Fairgrounds promoter Lindy Vicari.

The speedway was forced to close when promoter Rick Carlino was informed by the RSCC that they would be changing the scheduling of their horse racing events and auto racing could not be fit into the schedule. After the track was closed the Hollywood Casino was built on the property.

Motorsports attendees will have the opportunity to see cars from many of the divisions that raced at Penn National which will be on display and meet many participants from the Modifieds, Sprints and Super Sportsman classes

The Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Historical Society will be assisting with putting the reunion together and they will have their own display available elsewhere in the show.

A Penn National special colorful collector’s autograph card will be available. Interviews will take place featuring drivers and other well-known personalities during the two days of activities.

Aqua-Duck Water Transport is also returning as sponsor of the always popular Ms. Motorsports Pageant which will be held on Friday evening.

“The 37th annual show, featuring a new floor layout, is already building to be another huge success. As the show returns after a one year Covid-19 cancelation it appears the popularity of the show might never be bigger, attendees just never know what or who they might find while wandering the show aisles,” said Sammons.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Exhibitors from the 2020 show had a grace period to enlarge and or move their space to a new location. Same is now open to new exhibitors on a first come, first served basis. All the information that exhibitors will need is available on line at motorsportstradeshow.com, by sending an email to Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618.

After the show the fun will continue, as it has in the past, at the nearby Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia. A special room rate of $98 is available and reservations can be made by phoning 610.265.7500 and asking for the special rate or using the web-link at motorsportstradeshow.com. A special post-event party will be held on Friday night with a popular DJ and beer specials being offered.

“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world right in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” said Sammons. “It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.

Show information can be had at the show website www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

 

 

Roth Motorsports Names James McFadden as Driver for 2022 World of Outlaws Campaign

PETERSEN MEDIA- Working hard in preparations for the 2022 season ahead, Roth Motorsports has named 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, James McFadden as its driver on the World of Outlaws tour for the season ahead, and his long-time Crew Chief, Justin Adams will follow suit.

“First and foremost, our entire organization wants to thank Kasey Kahne for everything he did for our team from August on,” Dennis Roth said. “He did a nice job for us, and we greatly appreciate him finishing our season out. We would also like to thank Grant, Tony, and Gage for all of their hard work and dedication to our organization as well. Looking forward, we are all really excited to welcome a very talented driver in James McFadden aboard. James has been very successful over the course of his career in his native Australia and has really made a name for himself in the United States over the last few seasons. James and Justin Adams are proven winners, and we look forward to seeing them have a great year for us.”

Coming off of his first full stint with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season, McFadden picked up Rookie of the Year honors as he pocked two series wins and finished seventh in the point standings despite missing a few early races with the birth of his first child.

“After having experienced my rookie season on the World of Outlaws tour, I’m excited to have another shot at it,” James McFadden said. “Running the World of Outlaws is a dream come true, and to have the opportunity to run for Dennis and Teresa Roth and their Roth Motorsports team at this level is a privilege. Roth has a rich history with the World of Outlaws, and the Roth family has given so much to the sport over the years. I am thankful that they believe in me and have presented this opportunity. On top of the move to Roth Motorsports, I am also happy to have a bit of familiarity right away as Crew Chief Justin Adams is also making the jump with me. We have built up a great dynamic over the last three years and consistency is huge in being successful as a team, so I am excited and ready to rip.”

The Adams and McFadden pairing has been a successful once since they joined forces. Racing together, the duo has picked up a total of three World of Outlaws wins and captured a Knoxville 360 Nationals title. For Adams, the opportunity to continue to work with McFadden is equally as exciting.

“Getting back to Roth Motorsports after a successful 2011 season, I feel like I have some unfinished business and look forward to handling that with James McFadden this season,” Justin Adams said. “I am looking forward to working with Dennis Roth again and am really thankful he has provided a great opportunity to continue to expand on what James and I have built the last few seasons together. I feel like we really started to hit on some things at the end of the season, and I exited to get back to work and represent the famed Roth Motorsports No. 83.”

While the combination of Adams and McFadden will remain intact, the duo will also bring the additional two members of their 2019/2020 team as long-time mechanics Rob Beattie and Gary Patellaro will also move to Roth Motorsports.

“Having Rob and Woodman (Gary) come with us is another crucial piece to the puzzle,” Adams said. “Making is a ‘Plug and Play’ scenario, we are all looking forward to getting cars built and hitting the track in Florida.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2022.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports will get 2022 kicked off in Florida this upcoming February.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

To keep up with James, follow him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25.

 

 

Vernon Downs Once Again To Host the 2021 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet on December 11

By Paul Harkenrider (Vernon, NY) | The final event of the 2021 Patriot Sprint Tour season will occur on Saturday, December 11 at the Vernon Downs Resort & Casino in Vernon, NY.

Jordan Thomas will be accepting his first career series championship as he edged out 2019 PST champion, Davie Franek by just four points. As part of his championship run, the Harding, PA native picked up two wins during the 2021 season, with his first coming on August 28th at the Land of Legends Raceway, and second on October 22nd as part of the season finale Dutch Hoag Memorial weekend at Outlaw Speedway.

There will be several different awards that will be handed out throughout the night which includes the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash Series, Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader and the Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger champion.

Also awarded that night will be the Jerry Farrell Sportsmanship award, Patriot of Year, and the Dedication To Motorsports Award.

Though Jordan Thomas was able to add two wins to his career tally this season, his win at the Land of Legends on August 28th was certainly one of the most defining wins of his career as it was the victory that propelled him to the point lead over Davie Franek. As the races wound down towards the end of the season, Thomas was a model of consistency finishing in the top 10 each night.

For his championship efforts, Thomas will collect over $5,000 cash and close to $6,000 with contingencies included. The total point fund for the 2021 season which was comprised of 10 races will distribute nearly $25,000 to the top 10 in PST Points. Drivers eligible for point fund money must be present at the banquet to collect it.

Invitations will be mailed out within a few days, and a digital copy is also available now on the Patriot Sprint Tour website.

For the latest news, schedule updates and information about the 2022 season, be sure to follow all of the Patriot Sprint Tour social media channels, along with the official Patriot Sprint Tour website, www. patriotsprinttour.com

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022

AFTER three rounds we have a new points leader in the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series Championship.

Second-generation sprintcar Andrew Priolo has had a very solid start to the season and as a result he leads the chase on 552 points.

Priolo started his current campaign with an 11th on the opening night of the season after starting from P15.

In round two - the King of Wings, he started the 40-lap feature race from P7 and in the dying stages mounted a very serious challenge for the lead which saw him spin around, but he managed to recover and cross the line fourth.

A major factor at that show was that Priolo was one of three drivers to play their Joker card, with the others being Shaun Bradford and Dayne Kingshott.

Drivers only have five opportunities to play a Joker card this season where they will double their feature race points for the night - the other four occasions are December 26 Perth Motorplex, January 1 Bunbury Speedway, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex).

In round three on the weekend Priolo started from P5 and despite holding down a podium position at one point, he crossed the line in fifth.

Can the Highway Harley Davidson Racing Team pilot maintain his points lead?

Be trackside when Rd4 is contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, December 4 - with this show being the WA Sprintcar Championship.

Points after 3 rounds: Andrew Priolo 552 (Joker), Shaun Bradford 530 (Joker), Dayne Kingshott 500 (Joker), Jason Kendrick 424, Daniel Harding 420, Taylor Milling 408, AJ Nash 396, David Priolo 390, Kris Coyle 382, Ryan Lancaster 380, Callum Williamsonn 372, Brad Maiolo 372, Darren Mewett 370, Trevor Jolly 360, Jason Pryde 358, Matthew Cross 358, Jaydee Dack 346, Jack Williamson 344, James Inglis 284, George Eaton 278, Chace Karpenko 276, Todd Davis 250, Trent Pigdon 206, Robbie Farr 132, Mitchell Wormall 122 and Kaiden Manders 112.

 

 

POWRi & Lake Ozark Speedway 2021 Championship Ceremony Set for January 22

Belleville, IL. (11/22/2021) Honoring the achievements and commitment of outstanding competitors in a grueling season of on-track excitement, the 2021 POWRi & Lake Ozark Speedway Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. The evening will kick off at 5:30 PM with a social cocktail hour followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

WHAT: POWRi | Lake Ozark Speedway | 2021 Championship Awards Banquet
WHEN: Saturday, January 22nd | 5:30 PM
WHERE: Margaritaville Lake Resort | 494 Tan Tara Estate Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065
WHY: To Honor and Celebrate the Top Drivers in the 2021 Racing Season

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1263720&store=11903&fbclid=IwAR1pjsv0m6RqkOqtGmdImewkVyln23eev_GvMw6VHsdTAlk1Zjkn6m1SRNU.

Champion and Rookie of the Year winners will be honored in the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect, Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros presented by Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil POWRi Lightning Sprint Divisions, POWRi Super Sprints, POWRi Desert Wing, POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association, and the POWRi Super Stock Division as well as seven great classes from Lake Ozark Speedway.

Lucas Oil POWRi Honorees:
National Midget League: 1. Bryant Weideman(ROTY), 2. Brent Crews, 3. Karter Sarff, 4. Jake Neuman, 5. Brenham Crouch, 6. Kaylee Bryson, 7. Cannon McIntosh, 8. Cade Lewis, 9. Daison Pursley, 10. Ryan Timms.

West Midget League: 1. Emilio Hoover, 2. Tanner Berryhill(ROTY), 3. Branigan Roark, 4. Kyle Jones, 5. Trey Gropp.

Outlaw Micro League 1. Bradley Fezard(ROTY), 2. Trevin Littleton, 3. Tyler Kuykendall, 4. Shain Kaiser, 5. Lane Warner.

WAR Sprint League: 1. Mario Clouser, 2. Xavier Doney(ROTY), 3. Riley Kreisel, 4. Wesley Smith, 5. Kory Schudy, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Joe B Miller, 8. Jack Wagner, 9. Wyatt Burks, 10. Anthony Nicholson.

Super Stock: 1. Aaron Poe, 2. Donnie Miller, 3. Tony Anglin, 4. Ted Welschmeyer, 5. Justin Jarrett, 6. Devin Irvin, 7. Colton Bourland, 8. Johnny Coats, 9. Kalyb Tribble, 10. Nick Gibson, 11. Michael Muskrat, 12. Dustin Tiger, 13. Tyler Worley, 14. Dale Berry, 15. Hunter Duren.

Alien Motor Speedway Super Sprint Champion: Charlie Graham
Vado Speedway Park Super Sprint Champion: Lorne Wofford
New Mexico Motor Racing Association Champion: Caleb Saiz
New Mexico Motor Racing Association Rookie of the Year: Caleb Stelzig
Desert Wing Sprint Champion: Josh Grady
Midwest Lightning Sprints Champion: Chase Fischer
Midwest Lightning Sprints Rookie of the Year: Trice Roden
Minn-Kota Lightning Sprints Champion: Dexter Dvergsten
Minn-Kota Lightning Sprints Rookie of the Year: Weston Olson
Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints Champion: Johnny Boos
Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints Rookie of the Year: Nick Bogardus
Southwest Lightning Sprints Champion: Grant Sexton
Southwest Lightning Sprints Rookie of the Year: Braden Chiaramonte

Lake Ozark Speedway Honorees:
LOS 360 Wing Sprint Champion: Gunner Ramey
LOS 360 Wing Sprint Rookie of the Year: Corey Nelson

LOS RaceSaver Super Sprints: 1. Randy Martin, 2. Mike Trent, 3. Dean Hathman, 4. Doug Fry, 5. Stanley Kreisel, 6. Matt Fair, 7. Kevin Foreman, 8. Matt Fox, 9. Greg Murry, 10. Kaitlyn Boland.
LOS RaceSaver Super Sprints Rookie of the Year: Mike Trent

LOS POWRi Super Stock: 1. JT Carroll, 2. Darren Turner, 3. Kenny Carroll, 4. Ted Welschmeyer, 5. Jared Lamke, 6. Daryl Dooling, 7. Branden Bise, 8. Derek Henson, 9. Gary Lamke, 10. Adam Halley.
LOS POWRi Super Stock Rookie of the Year: Branden Bise

LOS USRA B-Mod: 1. Cole Campbell, 2. Adam Halley, 3. Earl Roark, 4. Jordan Martin, 5. Tyler Potter, 6. Jay Flinn, 7. Mathew Clark, 8. Dawson David, 9. Eric Graves, 10. Rex Harris.
LOS USRA B-Mod Rookie of the Year: Eric Graves

LOS Pure Stocks: 1. Preston McDowell, 2. Jeff Turpin, 3. Payton McDowell, 4. Trevor Wilson, 5. Ron Sunfield, 6. Rhonda Lamke, 7. Darin Porter, 8. Mason Beck, 9. Paul Turpin, 10. Jim Alieksaites.
LOS Pure Stocks Rookie of the Year: Payton McDowell

LOS Midwest Mods: 1. Adriell Shepherd, 2. Jerry Unger, 3. William Garner, 4. Zack Martin, 5. Jeff Albright, 6. Derek Cook, 7. Ben Newell, 8. John Baxter, 9. Shaynne Bauman, 10. Jeremy Hazel.

To receive an award, participants must be present, dress code is business casual. Tickets are now available for purchase at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1263720&store=11903&fbclid=IwAR1pjsv0m6RqkOqtGmdImewkVyln23eev_GvMw6VHsdTAlk1Zjkn6m1SRNU for $35 each, tickets include a plated dinner and must be purchased by January 15, 2022. Guests that prefer to purchase by check please mail a check to POWRi Racing to the total amount of tickets needed ($35 per guest) and a note include of your party's name to POWRi Racing Attn: Lindsey Schuett 8939 Bevo Court Belleville, IL 62223.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Leagues as well as the 2022 Lake Ozark Speedway Schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

Josh Grady Garners Inaugural POWRi Desert Wing Sprint Series Season Title

Belleville, IL. (11/21/2021) Finding footing on their first season of sanctioned competition, the POWRi Desert Wing Sprint League would battle intensely in eight events with six different drivers gaining feature wins. Using a late-season surge in points by way of back-to-back series wins Josh Grady would earn the inaugural championship title.

Entering into all eight of the POWRi Desert Wing Sprint League feature events Josh Grady, of Farmington New Mexico, would notch four heat racing victories in 2021 while also gaining a hard-charger award at Vado Speedway Park in September. Placing inside the top-ten in six features, Grady would score five-top finishes and never place outside the top-fifteen.

Ending the season strong, Grady would fly to the front of the championship chase by grabbing a pair of feature wins to finalize the year to average a 5.25 finish for the season. Passing thirty-four other competitors in 2021, Josh would wheel his way to five podium placements to attain the championship honors by a twenty-one-point margin of victory over series runner-up Rick Ziehl.

Josh Grady POWRi Desert Wing Sprint League 2021 Results: 5/29 – Vado Speedway Park – 2nd {Heat Race Win} 5/30 – Vado Speedway Park – 12th 7/11 – Aztec Speedway – 3rd {Heat Race Win} 7/12 – Aztec Speedway – 2nd 8/20 – Aztec Speedway – 14th {Heat Race Win} 8/21 – Aztec Speedway – 7th 9/4 – Vado Speedway Park – 1st {Hard Charger} 9/5 – Vado Speedway Park – 1st {Heat Race Win}

The full 2022 League schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. POWRi Desert Wing Sprint League would like to thank all the amazing series sponsors including SmartestSeller.com, Jackson Compaction, Baker Auto-Diesel, Performance Plus Racing Engines, Ortega’s Appliance, Gibson Photography, Mosher Racing, Grady’s Press Trailers, Derek Neil Schaefer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hal Burns Truck and Equipment, XXX Race Chassis, DMI, and CSI Shocks. Look for more racing in 2022 from the POWRi Desert Wing Sprints at Vado Speedway Park, Aztec Speedway, Fairgrounds Speedway, and additional area speed venues.

Follow along for more information on the further growth of the POWRi Desert Winged Sprint Car Series presented by MVT Services and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.


 


POWRi Crowns Trio of Super Sprint Track Champions

Belleville, IL (11/22/2021) Progressing open-wheel racing at every level of competition, the Lucas Oil POWRi Super Sprint division would continue to see growth in numbers of entries as well as sanctioned tracks with outstanding action aplenty. Keeping the chase for championship close at all venues would add to the excitement as Charlie Graham, Randy Martin, and Lorne Wofford all gained seasonal honors within POWRi Super Sprint racing.

Competing in their first POWRi sanctioned season, Alien Motor Speedway would find in-tense on-track action as entries continue to climb throughout the five contended for feature events. Battling to a series-leading three feature wins, Charlie Graham, of Las Cruces New Mexico, would outpace all other drivers in the yearly quest for a championship. Placing inside the top-ten in all feature races, Graham would notch a top-five finish in all but one race in the 2021 season to clinch the series championship by only a fifty-one-point advantage over series rookie-of-the-year winner Nick Herrera.

Alien Motor Speedway POWRi Super Sprint 2021 Top-Five Points Standings:

#0C | Charlie Graham | Las Cruces, NM | CHAMPION
#39H | Nick Herrera | Ruidoso Downs, NM | -51
#9 | Robert Herrera | Las Cruces , NM | -113
#22 | Justin Lasiter | Alamogordo, NM | -194
#19 | Wes Wofford | Alamogordo, NM | -273

Battling in stiff competition among entries in the seven feature races at Lake Ozark Speedway, the Lucas Oil POWRi RaceSaver Super Sprints would see perhaps the most iconic active Missouri wheelman continue his hardware collecting career as Randy Martin, of California MO, claimed the championship honors. Hoisting winning trophies in victory lane on four occasions on the season, the Sprint Car Hall of Famer Martin would place inside the top-five in all five of his features entered throughout the year to claim the points championship by a one-hundred-point advantage over series contender and championship chase runner-up Mike Trent.

Lake Ozark Speedway POWRi RaceSaver Super Sprint 2021 Top-Five Points Standings:

#63 | Randy Martin | California, MO | CHAMPION
#14C | Mike Trent | Rocheport, MO | -100
#56H | Dean Hathman | Harrisburg, MO | -110
#6 | Doug Fry | Wheatland, MO | -110
#18 | Stanley Kreisel | Warsaw, MO | -280

Finding speed at the state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Super Sprints would put on displays of driving excellence on eight occasions in the 2021 racing season with legendary Lorne Wofford, of Alamogordo NM, adding to his amazing career to claim the championship.
Winning three feature events on the finely prepared racing surface this season, the series leading Wofford would notch six feature ends inside the top-ten with all placements by way of top-five finishes to win the series point-battle by a mere twenty points over perennial front-runner Royal Jones who placed runner-up in the yearly championship chase.

Vado Speedway Park POWRi Super Sprint 2021 Top-Five Points Standings:

#18 | Lorne Wofford | Alamogordo, NM | CHAMPION
#131 | Royal Jones | Las Cruces, NM | -20
#20Z | Rick Ziehl | Las Cruces, NM | -88
#116 | Vance Wofford | Alamogordo, NM | -135
#22 | Justin Lasiter | Alamogordo, NM | -139

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Super Sprint 2022 schedules at Alien Motor Speedway, Lake Ozark Speedway, and Vado Speedway Park are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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.

Alien Motor Speedway is a semi-banked three-eighths-mile clay oval for more information call (915) 494-3105 or online at www.alienmotorspeedway.com.
For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

More news on the POWRi Vado Super Sprints can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park on Facebook.

 

 

CIRCLE CITY RACEWAY TO RUN 410 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2022

Jonathan Byrd’s to Sponsor Circle City Raceway Non-Winged 410 Sprint Car Series

Circle City Raceway’s 2022 Schedule Taking Shape

Indianapolis, IN – What lies in store for the second year of Indianapolis’ Circle City Raceway is beginning to take shape with the announcement today of the track’s 2022 schedule of events, with emphasis being placed on showcasing Non-Winged 410 Sprint Cars and having a strong open-wheel calendar. The 2022 season of racing will primarily happen on Sunday evenings at the Marion County Fairgrounds bullring.

Circle City Raceway’s General Manager and co-promoter Jonathan Byrd II announced that Jonathan Byrd’s will be the title sponsor of Circle City Raceway’s inaugural non-winged 410 Sprint Car track championship. The “Jonathan Byrd’s Sprint Cars” will contest a seven-race championship, kicking off on opening night Sunday May 1. Other dates include Sunday May 15, Wednesday June 8, Sunday August 7, Sunday August 21, Sunday August 28, and Sunday October 2.

Byrd announced a $7,500 Points Fund for the inaugural championship of the Jonathan Byrd’s Sprint Cars. The champion will win $2,500 and the track will pay all the way down to the top 10 in points. Racers will be required to compete in all seven events and attend the championship ceremony at the end of the season to earn prizes. Further details of all racing formats will be announced in the coming weeks.

Other events announced today include Sunday July 3, with the World Figure 8 Tour running a dirt figure-8 race that features the cars and stars of Circle City Raceway’s sister track, the Indianapolis Speedrome. This will be the first Figure 8 race on dirt in over three decades for this style of Outlaw Figure 8 cars. Another highlight of the schedule is a strong presence for the Indiana Racesaver Winged 305 Sprint cars, with five dates being contested, including a two-day big event July 15 and 16 hoping to attract cars from all over the region That takes place during the track’s inaugural “Circle City Spectacular” July 15-17, with three days of racing and fun, including a post-race concert and party on Friday July 15.

Race fans and teams should also keep in tune with Circle City Raceway’s calendar over the next couple of weeks, as other local, regional, and national touring division are anticipated to announce dates at the quarter mile facility. Further schedule information can be found at CircleCityRaceway.com.


 

Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet Go All In At Silver Dollar Speedway

Champion racers invest in Northern California track

CHICO, Calif., Nov 20, 2021—2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson and three-time World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Champion Brad Sweet have teamed up to become the new promoters of Silver Dollar Speedway—the historic dirt track in Chico, California. The Northern California natives, with a combined 14 sprint car victories at the track less than two hours from their childhood hometowns, formally signed a deal with Silver Dollar Fairgrounds this week.

“Our goal is to continue to provide entertaining, exciting auto racing and introduce new ideas to enhance the fan and driver experiences,” said Sweet, 35 of Grass Valley, California. “I’ve always loved Silver Dollar Speedway. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the Gold Cup (Race of Champions). I’ve learned a lot about the racing business the last eight years on the Outlaw tour and I have promoted some races along the way.”

“I’m so excited to be a part of the future at Silver Dollar Speedway,” said Larson, 29, from Elk Grove, California who started his racing career at nearby Cycleland Speedway. “I’ve spent many days at Silver Dollar as a fan and driver, and have been lucky enough to win some of their big races. It is a special place and I’m eager to help grow it back into one of the nation’s top dirt tracks.”

While Larson and Sweet remain focused on their respective full-time racing careers, Sweet will oversee day-to-day operations at Silver Dollar Speedway. A third member of the newly formed Sweet Larson Copeland (SLC) Promotions team is regional racer Colby Copeland of Roseville, California. He’ll serve as liaison between the promoters, drivers and fans. “I look forward to working with Brad, Kyle and the staff at Silver Dollar Speedway,” said Copeland who recently promoted several successful Outlaw Kart events.

Among other things, the group initially plans to turn up the track’s famed Gold Cup experience, revamp the midway behind the main grandstands and spruce up the facility. SLC Promotions will attend the Promoters Workshop in Reno next month to strategize a stimulating 2022 race schedule. Said Sweet, “Our plan is to keep the grassroots divisions alive and well going forward. All divisions are an important part of the legacy and future of Silver Dollar Speedway, a local community fixture since 1962.”

SLC Promotions thanked former promoter Dennis Gage for serving the speedway since 2010. “Dennis has been very gracious in making this transition smooth,” said Sweet. “As he retires from Silver Dollar Speedway, he leaves the place in solid shape for us to continue and grow all of our events.”

“I am proud of what we’ve done at Chico, and also extremely excited to see how SLC Promotions takes the track into the future with all of their connections,” said Gage who confirmed that he’ll still manage and operate nearby Marysville Raceway in 2022.

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ABOUT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

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

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

ABOUT SLC PROMOTIONS

Founded in 2021 by modern auto racing talents Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson—along with business partner Colby Copeland— SLC (Sweet Larson Copeland) Promotions is dedicated to leading grassroots dirt track racing into the future while preserving the sport’s rich history. SLC manages and operates Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.


 

OHIO FAN ROMICK WINS MUST SEE RACING SCHEDULE CONTEST

November 19, 2021 – Jarred Romick has never witnessed a Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro event in person. But that will change in 2022 thanks to winning the recent Must See Racing schedule contest.

MSR announced last month a promotion to get fans, drivers, and crews involved in the 2022 schedule before it was released earlier this week. A ballot of twelve events was listed and it was up to the contestant entrants to fill in the blanks and guess where and when the series would be racing.

Twenty-three-year-old Jarred Romick from Findlay, Ohio guessed nine of the events correctly to claim the first-place price of four pit passes to an event of his choice off of the 2022 schedule.

“I looked at the clues that Must See Racing kept putting out” explained Romick. ”Then I looked at past schedules online and kinda guessed where they might be at.”

Despite never having witnessed a MSR event in person, Romick keeps up will all sprint car racing in the area through social media and news websites. “I actually found out about this contest through the Pavement Pounders Facebook page. I’m mainly a dirt guy but I do follow pavement sprint car racing a little bit”.

As the contest winner, Romick will be awarded four pit passes to an MSR event of his choice in 2022.”I think we’re probably gonna go to the August 6 ‘Xtreme Speed Challenge’ at Lorain Raceway Park. I’ve never been to LRP” concluded Romick.

Joshua Sexton placed second in the schedule contest and will receive four grandstand tickets to a race of his choice while third place Charlie Schultz will receive two grandstand tickets.

MSR founder and President Jim Hanks added “This contest was a fun thing for the fans and race teams to keep everyone both engaged and informed about the upcoming 2022 season. We know our fans are intense and passionate, plus, this contest showed that a lot of them closely follow what’s going on.”

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$3,000 up for grabs for the ‘Flocon Mildura Masters’
Flocon Engineering continue their support of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series and have locked in naming rights for the Mildura Masters. This is a $3000 bonus for the winner.
“This is a revamped version of the Flocon King of the River we used to hold but with Covid restrictions last
season we had to alter it. We decided to stay with the Mildura Masters to encourage drivers to travel to
Mildura for our shows. Rusty Hickman was the winner last season and it adds another level of excitement
to our shows again rewarding driver for supporting us.” Searle said.
The mini-series is based on points for the A Main on the 3 meetings held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and
to be eligible for this the driver must compete at all 3 shows. Established in 1976 Flocon Engineering is an Australian Owned Family Company based in Hallam with its
Road Maintenance Equipment sold throughout the world. They provide a vast range of manufactured
equipment for the road rehabilitation and construction industry. “The name Flocon has been involved with
speedway over the years and we are really pleased that they choose us to be involved for their return.”
Searle said.

 

‘Original’ Pokorski Motorsports team reflects on successful final season with promise for the future

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 19, 2021 – The 2021 racing season marked the final go-around for the “original” version of the Pokorski Motorsports team, which was headed up for 29 consecutive seasons by driver Paul Pokorski and his wife, Lynn, since its inception as an Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified team in 1993.

Pokorski, who claimed 46 A-main victories and racked up a total of four track and series championships in Winged Super Modified and MSA 360 Sprint Car Series competition for Pokorski Motorsports, also brought his 29-season run as a regular driver to a close during his second consecutive season sharing the seat of the No. 4 360 Sprint Car with his son, Alex.

In 29 official MSA events and 27 complete programs, the Pokorski Motorsports team collected a total of two top-five A-main finishes, seven top-10 A-main showings, one B main victory and three heat race triumphs, while placing 14th in the final MSA standings and 15th in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car point standings.

Paul opened the 2021 MSA season in the seat of the Pokorski Motorsports car at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 17. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion was running in the top 10 in the A main when a fuel shut off valve issue forced him to retire from the race and relegated him to a 20th-place showing.

One week later, Paul came home 15th in an MSA A main contested in arctic 30-degree weather at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. on Saturday, April 24. Paul was running in the top-five of the 2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car opener at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 1 when a smoking motor linked to a magneto issue forced him out of the race with a 22nd-place finish.

The Pokorski Motorsports team then earned its first top-10 A-main showing of the 2021 season when Paul steered the No. 4 car to a 10th-place finish at Beaver Dam Raceway on Friday, May 7.

One night later, Alex made his 2021 debut, which ended with an eighth-place finish in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 8.

On Saturday, May 15, Alex and Paul competed on the same night for what proved to be the only time during the 2021 season with Alex in the seat of the Pokorski Motorsports car and Paul behind the wheel of Spyder Akright’s 53A Akright Auto machine at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Alex’s night ended with a seventh-place finish in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main contested on a lightning-fast track surface. Paul brought the Akright Auto car home 15th in the A main before disaster struck shortly after the checkered flag fell.

Seconds after taking the checkered flag, Paul had to take drastic measures to avoid a rapidly slowing car, which resulted in him making heavy impact with the turn one wall and flipping the 53A car. Paul was able to emerge from the severely damaged car under his own power. However, the Akright Auto car, which Paul had planned to drive several more times during the 2021 campaign, proved to be a total loss and remained on the sidelines for the rest of the year.

On Saturday, May 22, Alex wound up ninth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main at The Plymouth Dirt Track. Alex was on hand for an MSA event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 23. However, rain forced the A main to be cancelled.

Alex advanced to his first A main of the season on Saturday, May 29 at The Plymouth Dirt Track as he came home with a 19th-place main event finish.

One week later, Alex posted his career-best A-main showing after delivering a 16th-place showing in the main event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 5 held in conjunction with the annual appearance of the national touring FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series.

On Saturday, June 12, Alex wound up fifth in the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Paul was back behind the wheel of the Pokorski Motorsports car for the annual Hagar Nelson Memorial event at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, June 18. Paul was running in the top 15 in the A main when a smoking engine due to a valve cover gasket failure forced him out of the race en route to a 23rd-place finish.

Alex got on track in a big way on Saturday, June 19 has he advanced 10 spots in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main to advance from his 21st starting spot to a career-best 11th-place finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Paul steered the No. 4 car to a 17th-place finish in a special PDTR 360 Sprint Car event on Friday, June 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Alex again turned in an impressive performance during a special event at The Plymouth Dirt Track held in conjunction with the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series weekend at nearby Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Thursday, July 1. After starting 22nd in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main, Alex stormed up 11 spots to notch his second straight 11th-place main event showing.

On Saturday, July 10, Alex earned his first career heat race victory and a 20th-place finish in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Alex tallied a 16th-place A-main showing in PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 17. One week later, during the Dave Deicher Tribute Night event at The Plymouth Dirt Track, Alex turned in his first career top-10 A-main showing by notching a career-best ninth place finish in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car headliner on Saturday, July 24.

After starting on the pole of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main on July 31, Alex lead the 17 laps of the 25-lap headliner before finishing a career-best fifth to record his first career top-five A-main showing. One night later, Alex returned to Angell Park Speedway where he turned in a strong eighth-place A-main finish on Sunday, Aug. 1.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Alex came home 19th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track. Alex’s first appearance of the 2021 season at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 28 proved to be a rough one as a flip on the opening lap of his heat race forced the team to scratch for the remainder of the program.

Paul was back in the driver’s seat for the annual Sheboygan County Fair race at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 4, during which he recorded a 12th-place A-main showing.

A mysterious rear-end gear issue hampered Paul throughout the night in PDTR 360 Sprint Car action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 11 as his night ended with an 11th-place finish in the B main.

Alex was back behind the wheel at Gravity Park Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18 where he posted a sixth-place A-main finish on a rubbered-up track surface.

Paul capped the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season with a 14th-place finish in A-main action on Saturday, Sept. 25 in the final regular points race of the 2021 PDTR and MSA seasons.

Paul closed out his 29-season tenure with the “original” Pokorski Motorsports team by notching a season-best eighth-place showing in a non-points MSA A-main at Beaver Dam Raceway on Friday, Oct. 1.

Alex wrapped up the 2021 season with a career-best fourth-place A-main finish in the final race for the “original” Pokorski Motorsports team at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 2.

In 18 events, Alex tallied two top-five A-main finishes, five top-10 A-main showings and three heat race victories during the 2021 campaign.

“I would say my highlight for the season was the last night finishing fourth at Beaver Dam,” Alex said. “The track at Beaver Dam was a lot of fun to race on and the car felt great.

“If I could have one night back, it would be when I led the first 17 laps of the feature at Plymouth,” he said. “I wish I would’ve been more aggressive with lapped traffic. I think our finishes improved during the course of the season due to me learning to be more consistent with my driving, as well as our set ups getting better. I have to thank my parents for getting me into the car so frequently this season and trusting in my abilities. Our crew and the sponsors were all great. We can’t do it without them and they make race nights more fun. Racing is a big family event for us and I’ve really enjoyed all the support from them and my girlfriend. I think our fan base also grew a bit this year and I enjoyed forming some new relationships with them.”

Paul capped his 29-year driving career with Pokorski Motorsports by earning two top-10 A-main showings and one B-main victory in 11 events.

With the 2022 season just around the corner, Alex and Paul and the rest of the Pokorski Motorsports crew has been hard at work preparing for a new venture with Spyder Akright’s Akright Auto 360 Sprint Car racing team for the 2022 season.

“We are selling part of our equipment to a young man who has never raced anything before, so I plan to try to help him and his father, offering as much help as they want from me to help them along,” Paul said. “Alex has been given a one-year deal to drive for Spyder Akright and Akright Auto for about 75 percent of the MSA races, mostly at Plymouth.

“We [Pokorski Motorsports] will be housing that car, freshening it over the winter and doing the week-to-week maintenance during the season,” he said. “We are incredibly grateful to Spyder for giving Alex the opportunity to keep racing, since he is doing so well and continuing to improve. Those two things should keep me busy, and there may be an opportunity for me to drive a couple of nights next year as well. We will see how much time and energy I have left. Our team will still be around. It will just look pretty different. It was a good last year for ‘the original Pokorski Motorsports.’ I’m excited to see where Alex can take it in 2022 and maybe beyond.”

Alex is also thankful for the opportunity to continue his Sprint Car racing career under the Akright Auto banner in 2022.

“Pokorski Motorsports has been an awesome program that we have shared with family and friends,” Alex said. “I’ve really enjoyed being a part of it. Hopefully, this is just a break and I can start it back up in a few years once I’m out of college.

“Next year I am happy to be partnering up with Spyder [Steve] Akright and the Akright Auto team,” he said. “Our plan is to have two cars. Spyder will run one car and I will run the other. We won't run every show, but we will try to race as many nights as we can. I would like to thank him for the opportunity and I’m excited to see what we can do next season.”

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

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.

2021 Pokorski Motorsports

Final Statistics

Total Events – 29

MSA events – 29

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 1

Top Five A Main Finishes – 2

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 7

Heat Race Victories – 3

Final MSA Points Finish – 14th

Final PDTR 360 Sprint Car Points Finish – 15th

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Enjoy Successful First Season Together

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2021) - To say that Big Game Motorsports and David Gravel gelled in the first year together is an understatement.

Gravel finished a career-best second in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings. Additionally, Gravel's 11 feature triumphs during World of Outlaws competition are the third most in a single season in his career.

"It was a very successful first season," he said. "To get my career-best finish in the World of Outlaws points was very cool. It was a very strong first season and we're looking forward to continuing to build on it. I've had very successful seasons before and finished 300 points behind the champion. This is one of my closest seasons and I feel we have room to improve."

The second-place showing in the World of Outlaws standings tied a career best for Big Game Motorsports and the 11 World of Outlaws wins are the most for the team since 2012.

The team earned a total of 14 triumphs, many occurring on a big stage as Gravel was victorious during marquee events such as the World of Outlaws World Finals, the Commonwealth Clash, the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Capitani Classic and the Knoxville Nationals to name a few.

"The week leading up to the Knoxville Nationals, winning the Capitani Classic and our Knoxville Nationals preliminary night, I felt like it was my week again," Gravel said. "Then we had a mechanical problem during the Knoxville Nationals A Main. It really tested us as a team to stay together after you have those really bad moments. To be resilient and bounce back is what shows how good of a team you can be in the losses. We recovered after that and had a strong West Coast swing and we were able to finish the season strong."

The team also garnered a pair of World of Outlaws wins at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., which is owned by Big Game Motorsports owner Tod Quiring. Gravel reached Victory Lane during the Pioneer Seeds Bin Buster Bash as well as the BillionAuto.com Huset's 50 opener. He also produced a victory during a weekly show at the track.

"With Tod owning the track and putting on big events, winning some races was very good for our fan base and supporting the Huset's brand," Gravel said. "We wish we could have won the big money night. We won the first night of the Huset's 50 and not the second night. They are paying more money this coming year so hopefully we can be just as competitive each night."

Perhaps one of the most special weekends of the season came in April when the team swept the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown, winning both nights of the World of Outlaws long-awaited return to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

"We had some great moments and Bristol would be the No. 1 high moment," Gravel said. "To sweep the weekend shows how strong our engine program is. Playing the sprint car World of Outlaws game from 2002 you always got to race on Bristol and see the videos of the racing back then. For sprint car racing to get back on that track and then to be the one to sweep it is pretty cool."

Additionally, the team scored awards at the World of Outlaws banquet. Gravel was the Slick Woody's Qualifier of the Year Award winner thanks to his 19 quick times. Crew chief Cody Jacobs was named the Crew Chief of the Year Award winner along with being the recipient of the Jason Johnson Sportsmanship Award, which was voted on by the drivers, crews and World of Outlaws staff.

SEASON STATS -

82 races, 14 wins, 46 top fives, 68 top 10s, 77 top 15s, 80 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

POWRi to Introduce 410-Wing Outlaw Sprint
 League to Heartland
Belleville, IL. (11/17/2021) Continuing to strive to provide top-notch racing divisions that are dedicated for drivers to have a common set of rules and guidelines to match their progress through our sports racing divisions, Performance Open-Wheel Racing Inc. (POWRi) is excited to announce the development of a 410-Wing Outlaw Sprint League hitting tracks in 2022, a Missouri Valley based series running a projected 20-35 events in the Heartland of America with a home base of racing operations at Lake Ozark Speedway.

Offering a driver and fan-friendly event program including a pill-draw for entry that sets the time-trial qualifying lineup. Qualifying times will advance drivers into heat-racing action, followed by semi-feature racing (when required), a trophy dash, and feature event action.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the continued development of the POWRi 410-Wing Outlaw Sprint League including a full points pay-out, tow money incentives, rules, and list of drivers committed to competing in the inaugural season.

The full 2022 POWRi Leagues Schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

Mattox-Gorby Promotions Acquires United Rebel Sprint Series

Inside Line Promotions - DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (Nov. 17, 2021) - Mattox-Gorby Promotions is taking another step forward in solidifying the Midwest as a hub for 305ci winged sprint car racing.

Terry Mattox and Kerry Gorby have purchased the United Rebel Sprint Series. While the series will stand alone, there will be crossover events with the Oil Capital Racing Series - also owned by Mattox-Gorby Promotions.

"We're extremely pleased to bring the United Rebel Sprint Series under our banner," Mattox said. "Our goal is to continue to develop the series and 305 sprint car racing in the Midwest, which is on the rise. Kerry and I are excited for this opportunity and we're starting to work on solidifying 2022 plans."

Rick Salem founded the United Rebel Sprint Series in 2006 and has operated the series for the last 16 years.

"This was the hardest decision I've ever had to make," he said. "My first priority was the health and the continued growth of the United Rebel Sprint Series and I don't know of anyone better to accomplish that than Terry and Kerry. I look forward to helping make a great transition toward a bigger and better series, and I have all the faith that will happen. I want to thank everyone for their support through the years and hope that support will continue."

Stay tuned to the United Rebel Sprint Series website and Facebook account for news throughout the offseason.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/United-Rebel-Sprint-Series-URSS-118033731590413

UNITED REBEL SPRINT SERIES -

The United Rebel Sprint Series is a 305ci winged sprint car series that competes in events throughout Kansas and the surrounding states.

 

 

Crockett Records Three Wins During Busy Year Away From the Track

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 17, 2021) - Roger Crockett gives the 2021 season a 'B' grade.

Crockett fit racing in when his business allowed and he enjoyed success in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car ranks, amassing a trio of feature victories, 10 top fives and 15 top 10s during only 28 starts.

"We didn't really get to race that much," he said. "In terms of progress, speed and car handling we made a ton of gains this year. I think we learned a lot of good things and we're really, really excited about next year. I'm as excited about racing as I have ever been. There's a lot of positives this year. I think we could have capitalized a few more times than we did, but we changed direction of what we were doing and still had some good moments."

Crockett's victories came at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla.; at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla.; and at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas. The first two were during ASCS Sooner Region events with the finale in Texas sanctioned by the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series.

"We wanted to win more like everybody does, but for how many times we raced it wasn't too bad," he said. "We let a couple slip away, the Hockett/McMillin Memorial that I felt slipped away was one. It's about putting a whole night together. Sometimes things just don't pan out and it's not even necessarily a mistake, just the way it goes. The nights we did win we put whole nights together. There were other times when we were in position and it just didn't work out."

Crockett enjoyed his career-best result during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with a second-place showing at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., and he powered from 15th to fourth to mark his best outing at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in almost nine years.

Crockett was also effective during rare 410 starts, placing sixth at Knoxville Raceway during the track's season finale and making the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series A Main during his final race of the season.

"We've just got to go race more 410 events," he said. "We have to figure out how to put a whole night together. We've showed a lot of speed in qualifying at times and in heat races and in main events. I think we can build on those things that we have learned. We're capable of running in the top five in big races. We just have to put ourselves in position to do it and that'll come with racing 410s more often.

"Another positive is we really didn't tear much up. That makes it an efficient year when you don't wreck a lot. The people who help us out, we're really happy with their products and we're grateful for the support of all the people and companies backing our team."

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSORS -

Crockett would like to thank Tracker Native Tobacco, Theodore Concrete Construction, BC Motorsports, RR Bounds Trucking, Rocket Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Blaine's Motor Supply, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, Moose Blocks, KW Motorsports, Factory Kahne, K1 RaceGear, TJ Forged, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY DRIVERS COLLECT TROPHIES & AWARDS AT BANQUET

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Around 250 people attended the 2021 Wayne County Speedway banquet this past Saturday at the Pines Golf Course Banquet room to honor the top 10 in each class of the O'Reilly's Auto Parts "Race to the Champioship points" plus other awards. Following an excellent meal served by the staff at the golf course restaurent, Dean Jacobs, JR Gentry, John Wilson and Doug Hensel, the 2020 champions, were honored since there was not a banquet last year. Ronnie Myers, the owner of Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Service, was then awarded the Chuck Griffith Sportsman Award for all his help this past season.

Dean Jacobs collected his third straight, fourth overall, Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint title as he finished in the top 10, thirteen times, highlighted with two wins and eight second place finishes with five heat wins totaling 721 points. For the McClure Racing team, it was their fourth straight championship. Broc Martin finished second as he compiled 691 points with 11 top tens with six feature wins and 5 heat wins. Chris Myers ended up third in the points for the second year in a row with 637 points as he posted eight top 10's with one win and 6 heat wins. Nick Patterson racked up 574 points with ten top 10's with a best finish of third in feature action. One point behind was first year driver Zach Ames, who also had ten top 10's as his best finishes were fourth place twice for his 573 markers. Making his fourth straight top 10 in points, Henry Malcuit finished 6th with 510 points as he had one win in his 7 top 10's. Malcuit has also won the last two Sprint Blowout wins that are not points races. Another first year driver scored a 7th place finish in the points as Danial Burkhart gathered 484 points with his best finish of 7th twice. Jason Dolick ended up eighth in the points with 429 markers as he had seven top 10's with a pair of fourth place finishes his best. After a late start this season and a year off from racing, Three time track champion Andrew Palker took ninth in points with 427 tallies with 2 third place feature runs topping his 5 top tens. Taking the 10th spot was Joe Adorjan with 368 points with apair of eighth place finishes highlighting the first year drivers 4 top 10's.

The 2021 Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model crown belongs to Mitch Caskey as he posted 5 wins, the last two of the season to secure the championship, and three second place runs in 13 top tens for 715 points and his first title. Ryan Markham ended up second in points with 687 as the 5 time champion racked up 12 top tens with 2 wins and three seconds as this was his 10th straight top ten points finish. Third place goes to Larry Bellman who reeled in 641 points with his 13 top tens and a second place best feature finish. J R Gentry ended in the fourth spot in points with 638 markers as he had 4 wins in eight top 10's and five heat wins which was the most of any driver. Jerry Aber rounds out the top five 543 points as he scored nine top tens with a third place feature finish his best. Putting up 513 points, Wes Morrison raced to 10 top ten's and a season best second feature run to take sixth. Nick Cox matched his car number by finishing 7th with five top 10's and three 6th place's in the features being his best giving him 383 points. Four time track champion Doug Drown, scored 356 points thanks to 1 win and six top tens for 8th. Five time track champ Brad Malcuit ended up ninth with 335 points with 6 top tens and two 6th place feature finishes. Jason Henderson fills out the top ten with 327 pointsas he grabbed 3 top tens with a fifth place best finish.

Finishing with 12 wins, two seconds and a third place plus 12 heat wins in the 15 points races, Kyle Moore easily claimed the CORBON Ammunition Modified championship with 870 points for hid first crown. Casey Butler took second with 476 points as he gathered in 7 top tens with two fifth place feature finishes his best. Mark Gardiner raced to 467 points for third as he racked up 10 top tens and a second in feature action his best. Jason King was fourth in the points with 395 points thanks to 6 top tens as three of those were 4th place runs. Scott Peltz was two points behind for fifth, matching his car number, as 8 top tens, with four of those second place finishes secured 393 points. One win and four top tens got Colton Shaw 331 points and sixth in points. Ron Miller raced to 5 top tens with a feature best fourth for 319 points for seventh. Eighth place Robbie Ledger also had 5 top tens and a 4th place best finish and chalked up 296 points. Mark Smith collected 271 points by finishing with 3 top tens and a season best 6th place for ninth in the standings. Richard Grogg rounds out the top ten with 262 points with 5 top tens with a 5th feature finish.

Kyle Moore also dominated the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks as he totaled up 804 points on 8 wins out of his 12 top tens plus 12 heat wins to receive his second championship trophy of the season. For the second year in a row, Chase Alexander was the runner up in the points as his three wins in ten of his 10's netted him 682 points. Finishing in third, just 5 points behind Alaxander, Don Rutt posted 677 points thanks to 11 top tens that included two wins. Making it into the top ten for the 5th season in a row, Brandon Craver, the 2012 track champ, scored 623 markers on the strength of 12 top tens and a pair of third place feature runs for fourth. Fifth place was claimed by Jimmy Humphrey who totales 620 points as he finished with 10 top tens and a season best third on the track. Tyler Wiles had nine top tens with three fourth place runs as best feature finishes to collect 571 points and sixth in the standings. Scoring 520 points, Paul McVicker was 7th in the points with six top tens and a feature best 6th. Curt Zimmerman made his third straight top ten by taking 8th with 508 points with 7 top tens and two 7th's in feature action highlighting his season. In only 10 of the 16 races run, Paul Holmes visited victory circle twice and had 7 top tens to finish ninth with 440 points. Took Wiles also only competed in 10 races and 10th with 411 points as he recorded 6 top tens and finished second three times in the features.

Winning 7 features out of his 11 top tens, Jordan James posted his second JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock track championship (2018) and his 4th top ten points finish in a row. Adding in his 7 heat wins, James racked up 744 points for the crown. Johnny Bruce Sr. made his second top ten finish in two years as he finished with 694 points for second with 12 top tens and the opening night feature win. Ryan Carder also made the top ten for the second season in a row with 636 points netting him third, Carder also had a win and 12 top tens. Kyle Petit also had 12 top tens and two second place feature finishes to score 627 points. Mitch Reichard took fifth with 623 points as he had 11 top tens with feature bests third three times. Two time track champ Doug Hensel finished 6th with 8 top tens and a feature win for 620 points and his 9th straight top ten in points. David Keagy collected 578 points for 7th as he had 8 top tens and two fifth place feature runs. Coming in 8th was Dustin Bedlion as his 10 top tens with a best finish of 3rd netted him 575 points. Scoring 9 top tens with a second place feature finish, Stephen Crowe scored 520 markers for ninth. Jolene Voshel rallied in the last few weeks to secure tenth place and her third top ten in a row as she had 6 top tens with a third place feature finish for 478 points.

Henry Malcuit won two of the four King of the County Sprint Series to beat out Dean Jacobs by two points as Nick Patterson finished third.

Kyle Moore swept the Shortstop Super Stock Summer Series for the title, Took Wiles and Tyler Wiles ended up second and third.

Also picking up the Contingency Connection 'Racer's Awards prizes were Curt Zimmerman, Wes Morrison, Scott Peltz, Mitch Reichard, Paul Holmes, Ron Miller, Mark Gardiner, Jason Dolick, Jordan James (2), Chris Myers, Jerry Aber, Chase Alexander, Zach Ames, Johnny Bruce Sr., Jolene Voshel, Kyle Moore (2), Broc Martin, Mitch Caskey, Doug Hensel (2), and Dean Jacobs.

Watch the OFFICIAL Facebook page of WCSOhio for upcoming news and schedule for 2022.

 

 

Brian Brown Racing and Casey's Ink 2022 Agreement Marking 10 Years as Partners

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2021) - Brian Brown Racing is proud to announce that Casey's returns as a primary partner next year and beyond following a multiple-year extension.

"I'm very excited," Brown said. "The first time I drove for them was in 2003 and 2004 with Lonnie Parsons. We've been with Casey's with Brian Brown Racing since 2012. To have them be a part of our team for 10-plus years is kind of unheard of in our sport, but is something we are very, very proud of."

Casey's, which was founded more than 50 years ago, is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,300 convenience stores. The company provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations throughout the Midwest.

"Casey's is excited to continue working with our long-time racing partner, Brian Brown, and congratulate him and his team on a great 2021 season," said Megan Elfers, Vice President of Marketing, Casey's. "Motorsports, including sprint car racing, is a passion point for Casey's, our team members and guests. Nothing goes better with cheering on Brian than Casey's handmade, delicious pizza and other snack and drinks from our stores. We're looking forward to a big racing season next year!"

Brian Brown Racing has amassed three track championships at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as well as more than 85 feature triumphs during the last decade of the partnership with Casey's.

"We're very excited to continue to represent their 2,300-plus stores and all of their employees," Brown said. "There's lots of new and exciting things going on with Casey's, including new products. It's awesome to represent them on the track."

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 8 wins, 20 top fives, 35 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 56 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 -

Casey's is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores . Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey's provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza , donuts, other assorted bakery items , and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com , or in the mobile app.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

ASCS Sooner Region Season Finale Set for RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Video Stream This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2021) - One final Midwest racing event is on the schedule for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network this season.

The ASCS Sooner Region season finale is Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. The race will be shown via a live video stream to RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

All RacinBoys Broadcasting Network broadcasts this year have featured improved quality and bonuses, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages. Every broadcast runs from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $150 for an annual subscription.

Video content can also be accessed via the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV.

Jeremy Campbell holds a 120-point lead in the ASCS Sooner Region championship standings entering this Saturday's finale. Brandon Anderson ranks second with Kyle Clark third, Ryan Timms fourth and Blake Hahn fifth.

Anderson topped the action in August during the lone ASCS Sooner Region race at Caney Valley Speedway this season.

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 .

 

 

Ramey Returning to Terry Doogs Racing in 2022 With Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps and Other Sponsors Continuing Partnerships

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2021) - Gunner Ramey is excited to build upon a stout season by putting the pieces back together in 2022.

Ramey will team up with Terry Doogs Racing next season, marking the third straight year together.

"For me being young in the sport it's important to have someone like Terry," Ramey said. "I've known Terry forever and he's been around sprint car racing forever. He's been really successful. It helps me develop as a driver when I have someone like that who is really good at what they do. Even when we show up to new places we're always right there and only a few adjustments from getting me comfortable. He always has me dialed in, which makes it easier for me to learn."

The team will also return most if not all of its partners, including Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps.

"Impact was my first-ever sponsor," Ramey said. "To have them on board is special. David and Julie Goodson do a lot for the sport and for me. They have a lot of connections so it's been helpful to me as I'm learning and growing as a driver. I'm grateful to have them and all of our amazing partners continue to support us."

Ramey enters next year with momentum on his side following a pair of championships this year - his first full season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car.

"I thought we had a successful year, especially with the two championships," he said. "I felt like for the most part we were always fast and then we were really consistent the second half of the year. I think we should have won a few races this year. A lot of that is me making rookie mistakes. I think next year I'll be better and faster and we should be able to capitalize better. We want to build off this year. We're going to work hard this winter to get everything ready to hopefully have an even better season next year."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starline Brass

Starline Brass is a family owned business and prides itself on producing the highest quality brass rifle and pistol casings available. With a production process focused on quality and not quantity, Starline Brass makes the finest brass and has for more than 40 years. Starline Brass has a unique manufacturing process and the commitment of its team of employees is what distinguishes them from the competition. For more information, visit https://www.starlinebrass.com/

"Starline Brass has been with me for a long time and they have a great group of people that work there," Ramey said. "They've helped me quite a bit in my career and have even helped to secure other sponsors that help our race team."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, Ostrich Racing Engines, Mid-Mo Equipment, Embry Snow Removal, T.R. Welding, Next LED, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Eager to Move Onto Next Season Following Up-and-Down 2021 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2021) - The 2021 season was a roller coaster ride for Jason Sides, who was sidelined for a month and a half when his trailer was damaged after someone ran into it on a highway as he traveled between races.

The incident sidelined the team for 10 races as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series was transitioning from spring to the hectic summer schedule.

"It was one of those things where between all of that and some struggles on the track it just wasn't our year," he said. "Sometimes you think you're getting it together and then you'll have a setback. The field is so stout now that anybody can win on any given night. You can't bury yourselves because each race is filled with so much talent."

The best result of the season for Sides was a fifth-place showing on July 2 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. He also added top 10s at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; and at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

Sides finished 12th in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

"We had some nights where we started out strong, but didn't have a good showing in the main event and then other nights when we'd finish strong, but we were so buried from early in the night that the end result wasn't a top 10," he said. "Our focus is on getting back to being consistently in the top 10 and then going from there.

"I want to thank all of our partners as well as the fans for the support. We didn't have the best year on and off the track, but we definitely felt supported and we're grateful for it."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 44 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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NEW TRACKS: LESS TRAVEL HIGHLIGHT 2022 MUST SEE RACING SCHEDULE

November 15, 2021 – Holly, Michigan – The 2022 Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro schedule was released today. A new track, less travel, and new teams highlight the series thirteenth season in 2022.

The thirteenth season will kick off April 29-30 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Virginia. It will be the first visit of winged sprint cars to the historic 4/10 slightly banked asphalt speedway. It will be one of possibly three new tracks on the 2020 MSR schedule. The series is finalizing the details on at least two new tracks that will be announced soon.

The 2020 schedule will be one of the most ambiguous in several seasons. The current schedule will see the series visit eight different venues in 2020 with seven TBA dates on the first version of the schedule. As details are finalized, and contracts signed, these additional dates will be announced.

The emphasis in 2020 will be less travel due to the uncertainty of the current economy. For the first time in many seasons the series will showcase several events in the state of Michigan where the series is based. Michigan events have been a rarity in recent seasons. That will not be the case in 2022.

Currently, the schedule shows six events in the state of Michigan beginning with the 2nd annual ‘American Speed U.S. Nationals’. Last year’s inaugural event was a fan favorite, ensuring that it would be on the 2022 schedule. Additional details of this event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Other Michigan dates include Birch Run Speedway June 10 and July 22. Lone appearances to M-40 June 24 and Berlin July 30 also highlight the schedule.

Jennerstown Speedway in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania returns to the MSR schedule for the first time in two years on August 27. The event will be host of the annual annual ‘David D. Mateer Tribute’ race.

Must See Racing will return as a promotional sanction for the non-points / special event ‘Pink Lady Classic’ at Meridian (Idaho) Speedway September 23-24. Last year’s event paid $20,000-to-win and drew nearly forty cars.

One of the biggest announcements was that MSR will be returning to a points paying championship format that will crown a champion in 2022. The championship chase was put on hiatus for the 2021 season due to the uncertainty of COVID. With a bigger schedule and more full-time teams committed in 2022, the timing was right to bring pack the points paying championship.

MSR officials indicated the schedule isn’t complete and additional events will be announced very soon. For schedule updates please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Midwest Sprint Car Association honors champion Arenz, standout achievements at 2021 banquet

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 14, 2021 – After negotiating an unusual, COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, it was back to business as usual for the Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car Association as its drivers and teams completed a full 2021 campaign, which drew to an official conclusion with the 23rd annual MSA Awards Banquet held Saturday, Nov. 13 at The Village at 170 in Kohler, Wis.

A total of 149 MSA supporters gathered to honor first-time MSA champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, along with 18 other point fund-eligible drivers, who competed in at least 85 percent of the 27 points races that comprised the 2021 schedule.

MSA President Sheila Leamer opened the evening’s festivities by providing her reflections on the 2021 MSA season.

“After the shortened season we encountered in 2020 due to COVID-19, I was not sure what to expect in 2021,” Leamer said. “We came into the season with 33 scheduled points races and we wound up losing six to weather to end up with 27 points races. We added two non-points races at the end of the season at Beaver Dam Raceway to bring our total number of the scheduled race nights to 35 for the 2021 season.

“We had 19 drivers compete in 85 percent of the races to earn eligibility for the point fund,” she said. “We also had 11 drivers compete in 100 percent of our 2021 races. We averaged 29 cars per night with a high of 37 cars on May 29th. We had car counts of 30 more in 15 events this season. A total of 10 different drivers earned A-main victories and also as a series, we completed 1,920 green flag laps during the 2021 season. I would like to thank all of the drivers, car owners and crews for their support this year.”

After sharing her memories of longtime MSA flag man Dave Deicher, who passed away in May, Leamer also spoke about the strong support MSA received throughout the 2021 from those behind the scenes.

“We are proud to have one of the strongest Sprint Car groups in the nation thanks to the support of so many people,” Leamer said. “I would like to thank all of the fans for their support, along with the MSA sponsors, board members and safety team. Our 2022 schedule is beginning to take shape as we have started the process of contacting tracks. I would like to congratulate all of the drivers for a season well done. I am looking forward to an awesome 2022 season.”

Leamer announced that the 2022 MSA Board of Directors will remain intact with Sheila Leamer serving as president, Kurt Davis as vice president, along with board members Dan Mayer, Dan Teunissen, Todd Wondra, Tony Wondra and Scott Bader.

MSA Announcer George Baumman, who served as the master of ceremonies during the program, provided some perspective on the evolution of Winged 360 Sprint Car Racing in Southeastern Wisconsin.

“Back in 1995, Gary Schlafer, the owner of Beaver Dam Raceway, came up with the idea for a weekly 360 Sprint Car class,” Baumann said. “He is the reason this class happened in the first place. The first 360 Sprint Car race took place on April 17, 1996 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam. Dean Erfurth won that very first A main and the first season of 360 Sprint Car racing included a total of 14 nights, including 12 points shows.

“The MSA was formed three years later in 1999 and K.J. Skelton won the first MSA-sanctioned A main, which was held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds,” he said. “The MSA has come a long way since then thanks to the support of many people past and present.”

Baumann then distributed Supporting Company Awards to 2021 MSA Series sponsor Akright Auto, along with R&H Racing Equipment and Mayer Automotive.

The 11 drivers competing in all 27 MSA races in 2021 were recognized with 100 Percent Attendance Awards, including Travis Arenz (first), Ben Schmidt (second), Lance Fassbender (third), Justin Miller (fourth), Will Gerrits (fifth), Tim Haddy (sixth), Adam Miller (ninth), Bill Taylor (12th), Tyler Brabant (13th), Pokorski Motorsports-Alex and Paul Pokorski (14th) and Katelyn Krebsbach (20th).

Also honored were the eight MSA drivers earning 85 percent participation during the 2021 campaign, including Kurt Davis (seventh, 24 races), Justin Erickson (10th, 25 races), Jack Vanderboom (11th, 25 races), Tony Wondra (15th, 25 races), Tyler Tischendorf (16th, 25 races), Matt Rechek (17th, 24 races), Blake Wondra (18th, 25 races) and Preston Ruh (22nd, 23 races).

MSA Competition Driver Scott Bader acknowledge the efforts of 2021 series staff, including officials Fred DeBlaey, John Metzger, Sheila Leamer, Angela Dulmes, Donna Bader, Lee Glomski, Dan Teunissen, Jerry Priesgen, flag men Steve Crass and Alex Gilhart, announcer George Baumann, photographer, videographer and graphic designer Rob Eisentraut of RC Custom Design, race report writer Jeff Pederson of Pedal Down Promotions and the members of the MSA Safety Team.

“In addition to the MSA staff members that I noted, I would also like to recognize and thank the push truck and wrecker drivers for all that they do to support our racing program,” Bader said. “It is very important not to forget the people that work behind the scenes to make the MSA go. It takes all of these people for the MSA to put on a race.”

Bader also thanked each of the tracks on the 2021 MSA schedule, including The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis, Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis., Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis., Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

The first of seven special awards went to Katelyn Krebsbach of Cascade, who claimed the 2021 MSA Rookie of the Year Award on the strength of a 20th-place finish in the point standings, which included one top-10 A-main finish.

“I would like to thank all of the drivers in the MSA,” Krebsbach said. “It has been great group of drivers to race with and they’ve all taught me a lot. I would like to thank my mom and dad for the opportunity to race and the crew and sponsors for helping to make it happen.”

The Most Improved Driver Award went to Jack Vanderboom, who finished 11th in the MSA point standings, while earning one A-main victory, three top-five and 13 top-10 A-main finishes to go along with five heat race victories in 25 MSA points events. Vanderboom also claimed a non-points MSA A-main victory at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 2.

“We gained a lot of speed toward the end of the year,” Vanderboom said. “Hopefully, we can continue to build on that for next year. Overall, it has been a very good year for us with a lot of good competition.”

Lance Fassbender claimed the Best Appearing Car and Crew Award for a throwback car design in honor of his late father Fuzzy Fassbender. The Hard Luck Award went to Tyler Brabant of Waupun and the Hard Charger Award was claimed by Travis Arenz, who passed the most cars during the 2021 MSA season.

Beth Meyer of BMG Designs presented the Harry Neitzel MSA Mechanic of the Year Award to Rick Vanderboom and Rick Keller of the Jack Vanderboom-Fast Jack Racing team.

“This award took me totally by surprise,” Rick Vanderboom said. “We have been learning a lot as we have gone along. We are three years into this now and without Rick Lemanski and Scotty Neitzel of R&H Racing Equipment, we wouldn’t be where we are now. We put a lot of work into this.”

“It was an interesting season,” Keller said. “I started racing with Jack when he was 10 years ago. He has grown quite a bit since then. I can’t thank Rick and Scotty at R&H enough for all they do to help us. I have to thank everyone with he MSA too. They are a fun bunch of people to race with.”

The final award recipient to take to the podium was 2021 MSA champion Travis Arenz.

Arenz turned in a dominating 2021 season by posting 10 A-main victories, 20 top-five and 24 top-10 A-main showings and eight heat race wins in 27 MSA points events en route to his first MSA title by a 144-point margin over runner-up Ben Schmidt of Plymouth. Arenz also won a non-points MSA A-main event at Beaver Dam Raceway on Friday, Oct. 1 to tallying a total of 11 A-main triumphs during the 2021 season.

In just four full seasons of MSA 360 Sprint Car competition, Arenz has amassed 22 A-main victories to stand in a tie for sixth on the all-time main event victory list with Donny Goeden of Kewaskum.

“Our four years of racing 360 Sprint Cars has been very eventful,” Arenz said. “Many hours of work went into this effort and it is a great accomplishment for us to win a title with the MSA organization. This accomplishment was definitely not done alone as so many people have contributed to this.

“I want to thank all of the crew members, sponsors, supporters, friends, family and fans that contributed,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do this without all of you. It is a dream come true to be racing a Sprint Car and now to become a champion with the MSA.”

MSA 2021 Banquet trophy and award sponsors included Cupcake Wonders, Krebsbach Construction, Bluemound Express, Mayer Automotive, Don and Lynn Kiel, TNT Motorsports, Randy and Sheila Leamer, Pedal Down Promotions, Butch and Janet Hafemann, BMG Designs, Mark’s Tree Service, RC Custom Design, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasantview Realty and Back 40 Synthetics.

MSA 2021 contingency product sponsors were R& H Racing Equipment, HRP, Behling, Waldo Oil, American Racer Tires, Boubin Tire, Buege High Performance, Super Shox, Vortex Racing Products, PDTR, Torsion Bar Rating, Afco Shocks, M&W Radius Rods, KSE, Karavan Trailers, Maxim Chassis, Winter Products, FK Rod Ends, Bell, Wilwood, XXX Chassis, Schroeder/PAC, Competition Specialists, J&J Auto Racing, Saldana, Pyrotech, DMI, Schoenfeld, Hilborn, Lane Automotive, Velocity Wings, MRI, Racing Optics, Allstar Performance, Corey Oil, Ultrashield, MPD and Race Bumpers.

For more information on the Midwest Sprint Car Association, visit www.msasprints.com.

 

 

Carrick Records Fourth and Ninth Place Finishes During Reunion with Keith Kunz Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the USAC National Midget Series invaded the West coast, Tanner Carrick made his return to Keith Kunz Motorsports for the swing and returned to form as he ran ninth on Friday night before finishing fourth during Saturday’s Western World finale.

“For it being my first time back in a Midget since February, I was really happy with how things felt, and how I competed,” Tanner Carrick said. “The guys did a great job of giving me a strong car, and I just have to clean up a few things on my end.”

Friday night’s opener got underway with Carrick timing the KKM backed No. 97K entry in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials amongst the 24 cars in attendance.

Racing to a win in heat race action, the Lincoln, CA driver would take the green flag from the seventh starting position. Working around the Top-Five during most of Friday night’s feature event, Carrick would make a couple of mistakes late that saw him slip back and lose track position.

Able to keep his mount inside the Top-10, Carrick would take the checkered flag with a ninth-place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night looking to make some improvements after shaking off some rust on Friday, Carrick would get off to an even better start as he timed in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing a second-place finish in his heat race, Carrick would find himself on the pole of the Western World Championships feature event. Lining up alongside Chris Windom, Carrick would see the USAC Midget Series Championship contender get the jump as he would battle with the likes of Zach Daum, and Cannon McIntosh as he slipped back to fourth.

With a strong car underneath, him, Carrick admitted to making some self-inflicted mistakes as he chased after his competitors. Though he was unable to find his way onto the Saturday night podium, Carrick capped the weekend off with a fourth-place finish.

“Big thanks to all the KKM guys for working hard, and getting me up to speed really quickly,” Carrick said. “I’d also like to send my best to my KKM teammate Daison Pursley who is recovering from a pretty brutal wreck.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 61, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 27, Top 10’s: 37

ON TAP: Carrick will get back to action on Tuesday in Bakersfield, CA before the three-night Hangtown 100 in Placerville, CA going green on Thursday night.

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

 

 

Danny Dietrich caps 2021 campaign with runner-up result in BAPS’ Sprint Showdown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 14, 2021) – The 2021 season is officially in the books for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich, and although the Gettysburg native was unable to conclude his campaign on top of the field, he was close, wrapping up the year with a podium finish in BAPS Motor Speedway’s season-ending Sprint Showdown on Saturday, November 13.

Working to etch a seventh mark in the win column, Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, No. 48 sprint car, ultimately fell one short and finished second in the $5,000-to-win program, leading a single circuit on lap 17 before surrendering the top spot to eventual winner, Brent Marks.

Although Dietrich was not victorious, his ability to maneuver BAPS Motor Speedway was apparent right from the beginning, kicking things off with the fastest qualifying time over the 38-car field. In fact, Dietrich’s time was the fastest recorded at BAPS all season. The feat earned him a $1,000 bonus.

“We wanted that one pretty bad. We were close, just not close enough,” Dietrich said, a six-time feature winner in 2021 including a pair at BAPS Motor Speedway. “It’s been a wild year. A bitter-sweet feeling right now, for sure. It’s tough to think it’s over already…but I think we are all ready for some family time. Hats off to this entire team…the crew, our partners, all of the fans…I couldn’t do it without you. We are blessed to be able to race in an area so rich in support and love for our sport. We owe it all to the fans, especially.”

Maybe not matching his 2020 win total of 13, Dietrich’s 2021 campaign was just as head turning, capping the year with 59 top-ten appearances, 38 within the top-five, and six victories. Of Dietrich’s triumphs, two occurred during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, one of which accomplished at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

In addition, Dietrich made victory lane appearances at Lincoln Speedway on March 13, Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, BAPS Motor Speedway on August 29 (All Stars), Port Royal Speedway on September 6 (Labor Day Classic), and BAPS Motor Speedway again on September 16.

“Of course, the goal is to win more races, but I think we had a pretty successful season,” Dietrich continued. “It’s going to be a short winter, so we’ll get to work right away.”

Information pertaining to Danny Dietrich’s 2022 campaign will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on social media, for any news and updates regarding the coming season.

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, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

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

STATS: 2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: FINAL Top-5s: 38 Top-10s: 59 Wins: 6

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: 13 (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) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win. Victorious in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary event on July 20. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on July 30. Finished sixth and third in Port Royal Speedway Dream Race starts on July 31. Finished eighth with Outlaws in Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main; locked in through qualifying effort on Wednesday. Finished 24th in Knoxville Nationals A-Main. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on August 20. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on August 21. Earned fourth victory of the season during BAPS’ Johnny Mackison Clash on August 29; the All Star win paid $5,000. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on August 28. Earned fifth win of 2021 during Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic on September 6. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 3. Finished 14th in Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 on September 11. Won Greg Hodnett Foundation race at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 16. Earned back-to-back top-tens (fith, ninth) during All Star visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on September 17-18. Finished sixth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open tune up on September 24. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Rallied from 21st to eighth in National Open preliminary on Friday, October 1. Finished 12th in the National Open finale on Saturday, October 2. Finished tenth in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown opener on Friday, October 8. Finished second in season-ending Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 13.

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

 

 

REUNION OF RUMBLE RACING FAMILY TO INCLUDE THURSDAY KICKOFF PARTY

Following One Year Absence, Rumble in Fort Wayne Resumes December 17 & 18

FORT WAYNE, IN (Nov. 14, 2021) – Bringing together race teams and race fans from multiple divisions of racing has long been the premise of the Rumble in Fort Wayne. After being unable to do that last year due to pandemic restrictions, this year’s event returns in full force December 17 and 18 inside Fort Wayne’s (IN) massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Expo center.

But before racing actually takes to the purpose-built 1/6 mile concrete oval, event sponsor Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales is going one step further to bring the family back together. A Rumble Kickoff Party will be held at the Holiday Inn Purdue Fort Wayne, located across from the Coliseum Thursday night following registration and an optional practice session.

“For many racers, this is their one time a year that they get to see each other and with the busy racing schedule Friday and Saturday, it is hard to catch up with everyone,” commented Jason Dietsch. “So, we have worked out a deal with the Rumble team and the Holiday Inn to host a Kickoff Party following Thursday’s practice. It will give everyone a chance to mingle, share stories and talk about their Rumble plans, but more importantly have a great time over snacks and beverages.”

Grabbing a bite to eat following Thursday’s optional practice session has always been a challenge, but with the Kickoff Party, that problem has ended. One of the features of the Rumble Kickoff Party will be a snack buffet option. That menu, and how to order, will be released within a few days, but it will require advance purchasing to allow for preparation by the Holiday Inn staff.

For those wishing to stay overnight for the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer sales, the Holiday Inn is offering special ‘racer rates’, as is the nearby Sonesta Select hotel. The room blocks at both properties are filling quickly and reservations (links available on www.rumbleinfortwayne.com) must by made no later than December 4.

Featured on this year’s Rumble racing card are the Midgets, LiUNA Non-Winged 600 Midgets andNorth Baltimore Custom Cuts Winged 600 Midgets and multiple classes of Quarter Midgets and Go-Karts, including the Everageauto.com Wedge Karts and Bob Buescher Homes 360 Clones.

 

 

Fremont Speedway and AFCS to hand out 2021 awards Nov. 28

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will put a wrap to the 70th anniversary season by handing out point fund money and awards at an informal gathering Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Flower Building in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. Race teams finishing in the top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Dirt Trucks can attend any time between 1-5 p.m.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will also hand out their 2021 awards.

Rookie of the year and other special awards will also take place and sandwiches and light snacks will be provided and teams may bring their own beverages.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for each of the three divisions:

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Champion – DJ Foos, Fremont, Oh. – The track’s 2012 305 champion and the 2019 and 2021 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, steered the legendary Burmeister Racing machine to an incredible season. Of the 15 winged 410 A-mains at the track he recorded six victories running his career total to 23 at the track. He recorded three wins in a row from June 25 through July 31. With the exception of an 18th place finish against the All Stars on June 12, Foos never finished out of the top 10 all season at Fremont. Besides his wins, he posted three runner-up efforts and a pair of thirds meaning he finished on the podium in 11 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

2nd- Cole Macedo, Lemmore, Calf. – The 2020 Fremont Speedway rookie of the year had a break-out year with a new Ray Brooks Racing team, competing in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, missing only the All Star speedweek event in June. He recorded four wins in 2021 including beating the All Stars to wrap up the season for the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic win. Other than a 23rd place finish on Aug. 14, Macedo never finished worse than eighth all season, scoring 11 top fives out of the 14 A-mains. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3rd – Nate Dussel, Bradner, Oh. Fremont’s 2020 410 track champion and 2016 and 2017 305 champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2021. He scored three wins (May 22, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14) to run his career total at the track to 28. He recorded nine top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4th – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Oh. Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 champion and Fremont’s 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, missing only the season finale. He posted three top five finishes including a season best second in the make-up event for April 24 and recorded nine top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Oh. – Fremont’s 2021 410 rookie of the year really showed improvement throughout the season since moving from the 305 sprint ranks. He competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains, missing only the June 12, and Aug. 14 events. Capodice posted a pair of top five finishes including a season best third on Sept. 11. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6th – Brian Smith, Fremont, Oh. Fremont’s 2004 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. He recorded seven top 10 finishes including a season best fifth on the make-up from the April 24 event. His average feature finishing position was 10th.

7th – Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Oh. Andrews competed in 10 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, posting seven top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on May 15. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

8th – John Ivy, Fremont, Oh. Ivy, Fremont’s 2001, 2002 and 2004 410 champion, 1994, 2013, 2018 and 2019 305 champion and 2013 dirt truck champion, competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. Ivy, who is tied for fifth on the track’s all-time win list, recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best sixth on Sept. 25. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

9th – Landon LaLonde, South Amherst, Oh. LaLonde competed in 9 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, recording four top 10 finishes including a season-best 7th on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

10th – Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Oh. Fremont’s 2010, 2012 and 2018 track champion competed in only seven of the 15 A-mains in 2021 but never finished out of the top seven. He recorded five top five finishes including a season best 2nd on July 10. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

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CHAMPION – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Keeping it a Foos family season at Fremont, Matt Foos recorded his first ever track championship. Foos competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021. Other than a 17th place finish on Aug. 14, Foos never finished out of the top seven all season. He scored wins on Aug. 7 and Sept. 11 to run his career total to 11 at the track. Foos posted an incredible 11 top five finishes on route to an amazing A-main finishing position of fourth.

2nd – Alvin Roepke, Elmore, Oh. Roepke competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 24th event. He posted 9 top five finishes including wins on May 22 and June 12 to run his career total at the track to run his career total to 11. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3rd – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Oh. Rando competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, recording eight top five finishes including a season best second on Sept. 11. He posted 13 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

4th – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Oh. Miller, the 2019 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, posting seven top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. He scored his 30th career Fremont win on Sept. 18 having also won the truck feature that night. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Oh. Having re-opened his own team mid-way through the season, Moore competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 14 event. He recorded 13 top 10 finishes including three season best fifth place runs. Moore’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

6th – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Oh. Keegan competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, missing only the June 26 event. He posted 10 top 10 finishes including a season best three third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

7th – Larry Kingseed Jr., Castalia, Oh. Kingseed competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, recording eight top 10 finishes. He picked up his first career Fremont win on the final event of the year. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

8th – Chris Verda, Elyria, Oh. Verda, who switched to the Mingus race team midway through the season, competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 12. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

9th – Bryce Lucius, Findlay, Oh. Fremont’s 2021 rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, posting five top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on the season finale. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

10th – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Oh. Fremont’s four time dirt truck champion – including in 2021 – competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2021. He posted his first 305 victory to kick off the Sandusky County Fair on Aug. 24. Valenti, who sits second on the track’s all-time win list, never finished out of the top nine all season and posted six top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

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CHAMPION – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Valenti picked up his third straight and fourth overall truck track championship. Valenti posted five wins in 2021 and when you add in his 305 victory he now has 67 total career feature wins at Fremont Speedway to place him second on the all-time win list just 9 away from tying the legendary Art Ball. Competing in all 13 A-mains in 2021, Valenti scored 11 top five finishes. Other than a 12th on June 26 and a 22nd on Aug. 14 Valenti never finished worse than third. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

2nd – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021, picking up six victories, including one on the same night he scored a 305 sprint victory. His career total is now 30 at the track moving him into 30th on the all-time win list. He scored eight top three finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

3rd – Jeff Babcock, Cygnet, Ohio. Babcock competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021, posting his first career Fremont win on the season finale. He scored nine top five finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

4th – Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. McCaughey raced in 12 A-mains in 2021, missing only the May 22 event. He scored a pair of wins along the way to run his career total to seven at the track. McCaughey recorded eight top five finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of fifth.

5th – Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Holcomb competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only opening night and the season finale. He posted seven top five finishes including a season best pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

6th – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2016 and 2018 truck champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2013. Sorg posted nine top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

7th – Dan Hennig, Castalia, Ohio. Hennig battled in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 14 and Sept. 25 events. He recorded nine top 10 finishes including a season best three fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

8th – Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Mitten competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021 and racked up eight top 10 finishes including a season best third on May 1. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9th – Cory Ward, Bellevue, Ohio. Fremont’s 2007 truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2021 missing only the May 1 event. He recorded six top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10th – Dana Fry, Green Springs, Ohio. Fry battled in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 18 event. He posted eight top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. Fry’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

Rookie of the year – Tony Burns, Norwalk, Ohio. Burns finished 18th in the track’s point standings and competed in nine of the 13 A-mains in 2021. He recorded a season best pair of 11th place finishes.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. WRAPS UP SECOND YEAR OF RACING 410 SPRINT CARS THIS WEEKEND IN ARIZONA

(Chino Hills, CA, November 12, 2021) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will wrap up his second full season of 410 sprint car racing in the “54th Annual Western World Championship” at the Arizona Speedway this Friday and Saturday, November 12th, and 13th.

Tafoya, who has picked up the nickname “Mr. Smooth,” heads to Arizona after racing in the “25th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals” at the Perris Auto Speedway last week. After the three nights of racing in the Ovals, he enters this weekend’s season ender tied for eighth in the series championship standings. That is extremely impressive considering his limited amount of time racing 410 sprint cars.

The first night of the Oval Nationals saw Tafoya time in 27th fastest in the 36-car field. That put him in the seventh place starting spot in heat race #3. Tafoya advanced one position to sixth and that sent him to the B main where he finished 11th.

The 11th place finish in the B only left Tafoya with the option of taking a provisional for the A main. He did just that and started 25th in the 30-lapper. He moved up four spots and took the checkered flag in twenty-second.

After qualifying 20th on the second night, Tafoya’s nickname could have been switched to “Mr. Pinata” for the remainder of the weekend. He was clobbered from behind late in the fourth heat while running second. The blow turned him around and another car, who had nowhere to go, drilled him in the front end. That knocked the 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest “Rookie of the Year” from a transfer spot in the A main to a mid-pack start in the B.

Trouble again brewed at the start of the B main when a scramble forced the field to take evasive action. In the excitement, Tafoya was again rammed from behind. Fortunately, the Chino Hills, California driver did not stop so he did not go to the back. However, not long after the green light came back on, he was drilled again causing him to spin and bringing out a yellow flag. This time he did have to restart at the rear of the field. Tafoya got his elbows up for the restart, but time was against him. He came all the way from the back and passed several cars, but time ran out when he was up to 10th. That left him two spots shy of the final transfer spot.

The beautiful #51T and Tafoya finally got some breaks at the start of the final night on Saturday. He began the evening by qualifying 14th. A third-place finish in the second heat race earned the young driver one of the coveted starting spots in the nation's most prestigious traditional sprint car race without having to go to the B main.

Tafoya was starting the main event in 18th, and he was poised for a good run. He got off to a good start once the green flag flew. However, it all came to a screeching halt in turn four on the second lap. On a weekend when he was hit by what seemed like everything but the infield ambulance, Tafoya got tagged again. A car just in front of him spun. Tafoya went to the top to avoid the spinning car, but it drifted backwards up the track and clipped the inside of his left front wheel. The contact broke the front end of the #51T leaving Tafoya unable to steer and he clobbered the inside wall ending his night and his weekend with a frustrating 24th place finish.

Last week’s race is over and Tafoya and the #51T have put it behind them as they return to track where they were second fastest qualifier and ran as high as third in the main event six weeks ago. Hopes and confidence are that this is going to be a very good weekend.

For those who would like to attend this week’s race in person, Arizona Speedway is in San Tan Valley at 48700 North Ironwood Road (85140). Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. both days with the first race at 7:00. The website for the “Copper State” track is www.arizonaspeedway.net and the track phone is (480) 926-6688.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great looking shirts via mail.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, BR Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

7-24 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-25 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main

7-26 Gas City I69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

7-28 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-29 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-30 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th B Main

7-31 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

8-25 Kokomo Speedway Bob Darland Memorial 6th B Main

8-27 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th B Main

8-28 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars DNS

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CAR Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 10th B Main

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Nat. Sprint Cars 24th A Main

 

 

All Stars 2021-22 officially starts Dec 4

With the SA and NSW borders open by the end of November allowing interstate teams to travel and venues being allowed a crowd the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will officially kick off on December 4th at Blue Ribbon Raceway. With 10 rounds scheduled this season has a $22,000 End of Season Championship paying $10K to the winner. The purse for the All Star Challenge has increased to $15,000 to win with a total payout of $39,000. The Col Beasley Classic on January 8th is paying $3,000 to win and then let’s not forget the Flocon Methanol Moonshine Masters $3,000 purse. The nightly purse has $1100 on the line for the win and $300 to start and in addition to that is the $100 IDIGIT Lucky Drivers meeting draw, TEH $100 Hard Charger Award, HHH $100 Quick Time Award, Bullseye Trading $100 7 Place, Bar Up Bull Bars 8 valued around $200, the CCPH $200 Presentation Award plus additional contingency prizes for other shows as they happen throughout the season. It’s a plus, plus, plus for the teams. “This was our Plan B and we are all excited to get the show finally on the road. We have worked hard to keep the $ at a premium for all our teams and hope that they are as excited as we are.” Searle says. Below is the calendar for the season ahead. December 4 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham December 11 – Western Speedway, Hamilton January 8 – Timmis Speedway, Mildura January 15 – All Star Challenge $15K to win - Simpson Speedway, Simpson February 5 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, February 12 – Nyora Raceway – Nyora February 19 – Heartland Raceway, Moama February 26 – Timmis Speedway, Mildura March 5 – Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier April 16 – Timmis Speedway, Mildura

 

MOOSE RACING CLOSES 2021 SEASON THIS SATURDAY IN ARIZONA

(Huntington Beach, CA, November 10, 2021) The famous Moose Racing Team will bring the curtain down on its 2021 season this weekend when driver Austin Williams battles with the top stars in the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series in the “54th Annual Western World Championship” at the Arizona Speedway. The preliminaries will take place on Friday night with the finale running on Saturday.


Williams heads to the race in the “Copper State” in third position in the USAC/CRA driver point standings. In addition, car owners Tom and Lauri Sertich are in third in the car owner standings. Both the team and the driver have a firm grip on the position heading into the last two races of the year.

Saturday’s race will not only be the last of the year for the Moose #92 and Williams, but it will also be the last time they compete on the desert track. After a race the last weekend of November, the track that is located south of Phoenix will cease operation and the property will be redeveloped. Strong rumors persist that the promoter will have another track up and ready in the Phoenix area for 2022.

Last weekend Moose Racing, and Williams took on the best traditional sprint car drivers in the nation in the “25th Annual Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. Over the first two nights of action, the Huntington Beach, California team, and driver Williams were the best of the USAC/CRA contingent. On Thursday night, Williams laid down a sizzling 16.652 lap in qualifying. That was not only the best of all the CRA teams, but it was fifth fastest in the 36-car field. He followed that up by placing fifth in his heat and having to contest the B main. Second in the B put him into the A main event where he started ninth. From there Williams moved forward and recorded the best finish of any USAC/CRA driver by placing seventh.

Twenty-four hours later the #92 and Williams recorded the 11th fastest time in qualifying before earning a direct ticket into the main event with a fourth-place finish in the 10-lap heat race. This time the 31-year-old started 12th in the 30-lap main. He again moved forward to finish ninth. For the second night in a row, that was the best finish of the CRA drivers.

After his prowess in nights one and two, things looked bright for Saturday. Right out of the box, Williams looked good. Of the 28 cars that took time trials, the Corona, California driver was fifth fastest for the second time in 48-hours. Unfortunately, that was the last bright spot of the weekend. In the heat race, the car was having some mechanical issues and did not transfer to the A main. Later in the B main, Williams started on the pole, but it was obvious the car was still having issues as he slid backwards in the field. When the 12-lapper was over, Williams was seventh and that was one place out of transfer.

After the issues in the B-main, the Moose Team had a provisional at its disposal to start the in the 40-lap finale. Rather than risking doing damage to the internals of the car, they decided to sit the main out and get ready for this weeks “Western World.”

For fans who would like to see Williams and the famous Moose car in person this week, spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each afternoon with racing at 7:00. The track is located at 48700 N. Ironwood, in San Tan Valley, AZ (85140). The website is https://www.arizonaspeedway.net/and the office phone is (480) 926-6688.

While the racing season ends in Arizona this weekend, the Moose Racing team will immediately begin work for a busy 2022 campaign that will open with three races at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona in late January. The crew will completely strip down the cars and go over them with a fine-tooth comb, so they are race ready for the openers. In addition, the team will be exploring the possibility of adding marketing partners for another run at the USAC/CRA championship. If you or your business would like to discuss coming on board with one of America’s most famous and popular sprint car teams, call (714) 397-3964, (714) 394-9292 or mailto:Lauri@sprintcars.com mailto:moose9292@me.com

Moose Racing would like to thank the following marketing partners for making the 2021 racing season possible. Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Phil & Eileen King, Lucas Oil Centers (Evansville, IN), and Specialized Powder Coating. Also, the following companies who have provided valuable product support for the team’s racing effort. CRC, Freeway Auto Supply, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, and FKK Indy.

Moose Racing/Austin Williams 2021 Racing Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-16 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6TH

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

7-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 23rd

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 7th

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 9th

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars 7th B Main

 

 

Hangtown 100 Event Times and Ticket Info

With hype continuing to build for next week’s “Hangtown 100” at Placerville Speedway fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time to help avoid lines and procure the best seats possible. With the recent announcements of several big-name racers coming to town sales have been lively.

Three-night reserved and three-night general admission ticket packages, along with single night tickets are available at https://happsnow.com/event/Placerville-Speedway

Reserved seating will make up rows J-T and General Admission will be comprised of rows A-I. Pit pass combo upgrades are also available for $20 each day.

Pit passes will be available at the Pit Gate on race day or via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App.

For those attending the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 18th, 19th and 20th here are some of the key times to mark down:

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Pit gate opens at 9am

Grandstands open at 3pm

Qualifying/ Heat Race Draft for USAC at 2:30pm

Pit meeting for both classes 3pm

Happy Hour Behind Grandstands 3pm - 5pm

Driver autographs 4pm - 4:30pm Behind Grandstands

Wheel Packing/ Motor Heat approximately 4:30pm

Hot Laps 5:15pm

Saturday Pit Meeting 4:15pm, Wheel Packing at 5pm

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Camping is available on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and can be reserved by calling 530-621-5860.

For those that can’t make it live coverage will be provided by FloRacing.

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

 

 

After 17 seasons, Josh Walter-Torque Racing Sprint Car team rides into sunset

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 12, 2021 – A passion-fueled endeavor that started in 2005 as a dream to race a Sprint Car, which later propelled Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team to the heights of the sport at tracks throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond, has drawn to a bittersweet conclusion for the tight-knit, hard-working collection of Plymouth, Wis.-based Sprint Car racing enthusiasts.

On the heels of one of the team’s best seasons of 410 Sprint Car competition to date, during which Walter posted five top-10 A-main showings and one top-five main event finish in 12 events, Walter has made the decision to discontinue the racing team that he originally formed with his wife, Stephanie, and several friends in 2005.

“It is definitely sad for us to close down the racing team,” Walter said. “It came down to the fact that we don’t have the time needed to devote to it as a team at this point. I thought we were getting to be pretty fast with the 410, so it is unfortunate to have to end it.”

Despite running a very limited schedule of mainly Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events during the 2021 campaign, Walter and the Torque Racing team made the most of their few opportunities to hit the track.

Walter kicked off the 2021 season in IRA action at Wilmot Speedway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 1. He was among 28 IRA 410 Sprint Car drivers to register for the evening’s event on the tight and tricky third-mile clay oval located in far southern part of Wisconsin on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.

The Plymouth drive rolled off from the 14th starting spot in the 30-lap A main event and methodically worked his way up through the field to break into the top 10 and found himself running seventh in the closing stages of the race. After a late caution bunched the field, Walter fell back several spots to finish 12th.

The following weekend saw Walter and the Torque Racing team venture to the western portion of Wisconsin for an IRA event at the famed Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

After qualifying 11th and placing third in his heat race, Walter started 11th in the 30-lap main event and endured a slew of caution flags to place 13th.

The highlight of the 2021 campaign came on Saturday, May 22 when Walter equaled his career-best IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main finish at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Walter opened the evening by qualifying 12th before earning his first IRA heat race victory of the season and placing third in the second IRA dash to roll off sixth in the 30-lap main event. Walter ran inside the top-five throughout the majority of the race and as high as third at one point en route to an IRA career-best fourth-place A-main finish.

A home-track appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. saw Walter compete in a FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event on Saturday, June 5.

Walter’s up-and-down night against many of the top Sprint Car drivers in the nation ended with an eighth-place finish in the B main.

The next event for the team saw Walter compete with the top Winged Sprint Car touring series in the world for the sixth time in his career as the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series made its annual stop at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, June 19.

After placing fifth in his heat race to earn his second World of Outlaws A-main start, Walter came home 22nd in the 40-lap main event.

The team then returned home on Thursday, July 1 for a special $5,000-to-win IRA event held in conjunction with the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series weekend at nearby Road America.

After starting 12th in the 30-lap main event, Walter advanced into the top five in the late going before coming home with a sixth-place showing, which is his best career main event finish in 410 Sprint Car competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

The team’s first IRA doubleheader weekend of action took place on Friday, July 23 at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. followed by another IRA event at Beaver Dam Raceway on July 24.

Walter’s night ended early at Outagamie Speedway after contact while running seventh in the 30-lap A main forced him to retire from the race.

After some quick overnight work, Walter was back in action the following night at Beaver Dam Raceway where he came home with a solid 11th-place A-main showing after hovering in and around the top-10 throughout the race.

Walter racked up another top-10 showing in IRA action at the Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis. on Friday, July 30 as he came home seventh in the 20-lap A main on the huge, lightning-fast 3/5th-mile clay oval.

Walter then capped another IRA doubleheader weekend with another strong showing in the 25th annual Frank Filskov Memorial at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 31.

Walter qualified ninth in the 22-car field with a lap of 11.582 seconds around the third-mile clay oval and led every lap of the first IRA dash to start on the pole of the 30-lap main event. Walter paced the first eight laps of the A main before coming home with a solid ninth-place finish.

After taking the month of August off from competition, the team’s season hit a snag in the annual IRA event held during the Sheboygan County Fair at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 4 as a broken rocker arm ended Walter's night early in heat race action.

The rocker arm issue forced the team to miss several events during the month of September before it finally returned to action one last time at The Plymouth Dirt Track for the 2021 IRA season finale as part of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The Torque Racing team closed out its 17-season run by recording a ninth-place finish in the 30-lap IRA headliner.

In all, Walter and the Torque Racing team capped the 2021 season with one top-five A-main finish, five top-10 A-main showings, two heat race wins, four IRA dash appearances and one IRA dash victory in 12 races, including 11 IRA events, on the way to a 17th-place finish in the final IRA point standings.

Even though the Torque Racing team’s run may be coming to an end, Walter still has the will and desire to compete and would welcome a chance to continue his career behind the wheel of a race car.

“I'd be more than happy with a full or part-time opportunity to drive in any type of race car,” Walter said. “I'm always looking for a new experience and opportunity. I'd love to get back in a 410 or 360 Sprint Car and would love to get an opportunity in a Midget.”

During his highly successful 13-year Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car career, Walter collected six A-main victories, including a career-best third-place finish in the 2018 MSA point standings, along with a third-place showing in the 2014 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car points race.

One of the standout memories of Walter’s 410 Sprint Car career was the team’s entry in the Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa in 2017.

Josh Walter can be reached by email at sprint.racer12w@gmail.com or via the Torque Racing Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TorqueRacing12w.

The members of Walter’s Torque Racing team are Stephanie Walter (car owner), Tiffany Vorpagel (team manager), Chad DeKarske (crew chief), Justin Vorpagel (car chief) and mechanics Andy Rieth, Noah Koepke and Scott Allmann.

The Torque Racing sponsors for the 2021 season are Dlapa Construction, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, SCA Inc., Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete Products, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

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2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing

Final Statistics

Total Events – 12

IRA events – 11

World of Outlaws events – 1

All Star events – 1

A-Main Victories – 0

B-Main Victories – 0

Top Five A-Main Finishes – 1

Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 5

Heat Race Victories – 2

Dash Victories – 1

Dash Appearances – 4

IRA Points Finish – 17th

 

 

BRODY ROA TAKES ON 54TH ANNUAL WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ARIZONA THIS WEEK – KCRP AND TURKEY NIGHT STILL TO COME

(Cypress, CA, November 11, 2021) Brody Roa will close his USAC/CRA 2021 sprint car racing season this Friday and Saturday at the “54th Annual Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway. The two nights of action will be Roa’s last at the track that will be making way for redevelopment at the end of the month.

Roa heads into the final two races of the 2021 USAC/CRA Sprint Car campaign second in the championship point standings. He will take his first green flag in qualifying 56-points out of first place. His never give up attitude will be on full display at both races as he tries to close the gap and take the top spot.

This week’s race will be Roa’s second at Arizona Speedway in 2021. Five weeks ago on October 2nd, an impressive late race charge saw the “Pride of Garden Grove” finish third in the 30-lap main event. Last year at the Western World, Roa got clobbered while battling for second on the first night. The extensive damage forced crew chief Zac Bozonich and the crew to roll out a backup car for night number two. After running as far back as 19th in the final, he came charging back to finish 10th. In 2019, he also placed 10th at the finale of the Western Worlds. Roa’s best recent finish in the Western’s came in 2017 when he placed sixth in the finale.

Last week Roa participated in the “25th Anniversary Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. The veteran driver came into the three straight nights of racing 75-points out of first place in the championship standings. By the time the final checkered flag ended the finale of the historic race on Saturday night, he had shaved 19-points off the disadvantage. His highlight of the weekend on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval came on Friday. It was a night that did not start out like normal for the Garden Grove, California inhabitant as he qualified an uncharacteristic 27th fastest out of the 37-cars on hand. A seventh-place finish in his heat was followed by an 11th in the B main. That forced Roa to a rare provisional to get into the A main where he put on a show. Starting on the back row in 25th, the veteran driver passed 15 cars and ended up 10th! Opening night of the Ovals saw Roa start 14th in the 30-lap main and finish 13th. In the 40-lap finale on Saturday, he began the race in 16th and raced his way up to 12th.

While many teams have already packed it in for the season and others will be done after this weekend, Roa will still have two races to go. As soon as he is done in Arizona, he will drive home and journey to the Kern County Raceway Park for Monday’s “George ‘Ziggy’ Snider Classic.” The 30-year-old racer will be driving Jason May’s brand-new #8M Eagle Chassis at the Bakersfield track. The last time Roa drove for May was the third weekend in April when he won an open competition 360 show at Kern County on Friday and followed that up with a USAC West Coast 360 victory 24-hours later at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Roa and May will team up again on Friday and Saturday November 26th and 27th for the historic 80th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway.

Fans who would like to see Roa in action this Friday and Saturday can find the Arizona Speedway at 48700 N. Ironwood Dr, in San Tan Valley, Arizona (85140). Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day with racing at 7:00. The track website is at https://www.arizonaspeedway.net/ and the office phone is (480) 926-6688.

Those wishing to see him in action on Monday in the #8M can find Kern County Raceway Park adjacent to Interstate 5 at 13500 Raceway Boulevard at Interstate 5 and Enos Lane in Bakersfield (93311). The KCRP website is at https://www.arizonaspeedway.net/. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

Roa will have team merchandise, which makes great Christmas gifts, available for his fans at both races. For those unable to attend races in person, the BR Performance online store is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To see check it out, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition during what is going to be a very busy 2022 season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

11-6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars 12th A Main

 

 

Amantea Concludes Rookie Season in a Sprint Car During Bridgeport Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (Nov. 11, 2021) - Joey Amantea wrapped up his 2021 racing season by competing in the High Banks Classic doubleheader at Bridgeport Motorsports Park last weekend.

Amantea finished 19th on Friday while competing with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars before ending in a B Main on Saturday with the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars.

"We had a pretty good weekend in terms of experience gained, though it wasn't the way we wanted to end the year," he said. "It's been a rough season for us and I guess it was only fitting to end things that way."

Amantea kicked off the weekend on Friday when he finished fourth in his non-wing heat race to lock directly into the A Main. He lined up 10 th on the grid and ran as high as sixth at one point before contact with another driver collapsed his front end and ended his night early. Amantea was credited with a 19th-place result.

"We had a rocket ship of a car in the feature and we were battling for a top five there before the wreck," he said. "The finish won't show it, but it feels good to know we had a car capable of running up front."

That concluded his rookie season behind the wheel of a wingless 360ci sprint car. On the strength of three top-five finishes and nine top 10s, Amantea ended eighth in the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings.

"It was a fun experience to run with the wingless 360 series for a year and I gained a lot of seat time," he said. "We struggled a lot and there's reasons for that, but overall it was about learning as much as possible and we definitely did that."

Amantea returned to the track on Saturday with wings on the car. He opened the night by finishing where he started - eighth - in a heat race. That forced Amantea into the B Main and he came up one spot short of transferring into the A Main with a fifth-place finish.

"It just wasn't in the cards for us to make that feature as the B Main was stacked with 410 drivers with a lot more experience than me," he said. "I did get to throw some sliders with some really good drivers and that might have been the highlight of my year honestly."

Amantea was happy to gain more experience behind the wheel of a winged sprint car. His current plans have him trying to compete in more winged shows next season.

"We're really looking to step up our game next season and to do that I need to get more comfortable in a winged sprint car," he said. "We've got some pretty lofty goals as a team and I want to be the best I can as a driver. Nights like that will only make me better and I'm really looking forward to the future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 5 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 19 (10).

Nov. 6 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

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"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

BK Racing Performance Lucky Draw

For the past 3 seasons the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have been supported by BK Racing Performance and this season that support is continued. BK Racing has extended their product line and is now the Australian Distributor for K1 Race Gear, add this to their very impressive line of TI Components and it shows how much the company has grown. In the past we have been able to offer a complete TI bolt kit as an End of Season Award and even with a shortened season last year we were able to offer a voucher $500 for K1 Race Gear. We are excited to announce that this season the winner will have their choice of prize. They can choose either a custom K1 Race Suit or a complete TI Bolt Kit to suit their own race car. “What a brilliant prize and we cannot thank Brendan Telfer enough for his support of the All Stars. This is just next level and one of our lucky drivers will be able to walk away with a fantastic prize at the end of our season. All the teams that comply with our Sup Regs for the Championship have their names put in a hat at the Presentation night and one lucky winner is drawn out its as simple as that” Searle says. Already BK Racing Performance has top names suited up in K1 Race Gear product – Ian Madsen, Marcus Dumesny, Grant Anderson, Matt Egel, Brenten Farrer just to name a few. The range doesn’t stop just at suits it extends to gloves, boots, balaclavas, underwear and more. The race wear is constructed from SFI Manufacturer Certified materials & are FIA homologated for use in Open Wheel, Circuit Racing, Go Kart, Drift & Drag competition. Check out Face Book at BK Racing Performance Products, Web site at www.bkticomponents.com email bk_racing@outlook.com or simply phone Brendan on 0458 004381

 

Runner Up in Points at Huset’s Speedway Highlights Carson McCarl’s 2021 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to verse himself in 410ci winged racing, Carson McCarl had a strong run in 2021 that saw him finish eighth in the 410ci season standings at Knoxville Raceway, and finish second in the 410ci standings during his first season at Huset’s Speedway.

“After the 2020 season was riddled with a lot of delays and unknowns due to the virus, it was great to run a fairly normal 2021 season and have some success,” Carson McCarl said. “It was great to run Knoxville weekly, and it was really cool to get our 410ci at Huset’s on a regular basis and run second in points after leading early in the year.”

With the Huset’s Speedway coming back late in the 2020 season with new ownership, 2021 marked the first full season the Brandon, SD track was back in action on a weekly basis. As the track roared back to life, 2021 would also mark Carson McCarl’s rookie season in 410ci action at the facility and he would adapt quite nicely.

In the end, McCarl would lose out on the championship to seasoned veteran, Justin Henderson, but the Iowa native was in the thick of things for most of the season as he led the way for a majority of the season at the South Dakota bullring.

McCarl’s season at Huset’s Speedway saw him pick up three podium finishes, six Top-5’s and 14 Top-10’s aboard the JETCO/Jeremy Scadden Construction/Blondie Motorsports backed No. 27 mount.

When the grueling season was complete, McCarl netted Rookie of the Year honors, and finished second in the standings just 36 markers out of the top spot.

Also competing at Knoxville Raceway, McCarl would have another solid year on the famed ½ mile speedway. In 410ci action, the Altoona, IA driver was able to rack up one podium, three Top-5’s and four Top-10’s as he ended up eighth in the standings.

While also dabbling in 360ci action at the famed facility at times, McCarl was able to tally a feature event win on June 18th, helping him jumpstart a strong summer that culminated with his fifth Knoxville 360ci Nationals start in the past 6 seasons.

“It was a great 2021 season, and I look forward to continuing to build this team and have an even better 2022 season,” McCarl added. “I want to thank all of our partners for their continued support, and want to extend a big thank you to Jeremy Scadden for coming on board with us as well and joining a really great group we have backing us.”

Carson McCarl would like to thank JETCO, Jeremy Scadden Construction, Blondie Motorsports, RobSeeCo, Prosper Real Estate Investments, DeBerg Concrete, City Vending, Deanfield Farms, Mobile Dent Service, Searsboro Telephone Company, Feese Family Insurance, Larry’s Window Service, Glanzer Trucking, Craig & Colleen Smith, Fred Pickard Motorsports, Aggressive Hydraulics, Octane Ink, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, and HRP for their continued support.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-44, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 13, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Carson McCarl’s 2021 season is concluded.

 

 

Brian Brown Produces Podium Performance During World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2021) - Brian Brown capped the season last weekend with a podium finish during the NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals.

It marked his fourth podium of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Nov. 5 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 3 (6).

"We went out late and qualified well," Brown said. "Then we were able to win the heat race. We started third in the dash and went backwards a little bit so we made some changes for the feature. Danny, Nate, my dad and Ben did a great job. We were able to settle in there around third or fourth at the beginning. We pounced when they had a couple of double-file restarts toward the midpoint of that race. We took the lead in turns one and two. When we got to turns three and four (David) Gravel tried to put a slider on me. We were able to drive around that. At that point I thought we had a good chance to win that race, but the yellow flag came out before I could get back to the flagstand. We had another restart and I was able to get the lead again, but couldn't clear him enough to be able to block on the other end so we settled into second. We started chasing rubber in the last couple of laps and let Kerry Madsen by. It was an awesome run for us with the quality of cars there. That says where we are as a program. I like the direction we're going."

Nov. 6 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 17 (24).

"We went in with high hopes because of Friday's performance," Brown said. "You just can't get behind the eight ball with these guys. We didn't qualify well and had to run the B Main. We were able to pass the No. 15 at the end to get the final transfer. We passed a lot of good cars to get up to the transfer. Then we made too big of a swing at it in the feature to get better because of where we were starting. We were too tight the whole feature. I felt proud we unburied ourselves after our qualifying result, but you don't want to end the year with a 17th-place finish. It shows the parity in the sport. You better be on it from the time you drop your back door or you won't compete for wins."

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 8 wins, 20 top fives, 35 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 56 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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"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, 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, Winter's Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

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Dominic Scelzi Earns First Career KWS-NARC Championship

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi achieved a dream on Saturday evening when he was crowned the champion of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

Scelzi all but had the title wrapped up a month ago. However, it became official when he hit the track during the season finale on Saturday when the Stockton Dirt Track hosted the 38th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

"I'm just so thankful," he said. "It's been something I've wanted to accomplish for a long time. To do it in the family car is very special. Now that we've gotten here and know what it takes I hope we can continue to grow our program, chase the championship next year and hopefully repeat."

Scelzi kicked off the weekend on Friday by competing in an unsanctioned 360ci winged sprint car show at the track. He qualified sixth quickest and placed second in a heat race to set himself up for a successful feature. Scelzi made the most of the opportunity, scoring his 22nd victory of the season.

"We were really good," he said. "We timed in decent. For when we went out and how my laps went I felt sixth was pretty good. Then we went third to second in the heat race. In the main event we went one lap and the second-place car flipped. When we went to the double-file restart the leader went to the outside. We got a really good restart and slid him into turn one. We ran the bottom of turns three and four and the middle to bottom of turns one and two for most of the race. The track was a bit treacherous so it was great to get out of there with a win."

The event concluded on Saturday when Scelzi competed in both the 410 and 360 divisions. He nearly duplicated his success in the 360 ranks, setting quick time before advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race, from fifth to third in the dash and from third to second in the A Main.

"We took the lead pretty early and felt we had a pretty good pace," he said. "I got caught behind a lapped car and wasn't able to get clear so we got passed. I felt like the top three were pretty equal. We ran the leader back down and then stayed even with him. Lapped traffic didn't lose us the race, but it cost us the lead and that's all it took."

Scelzi was also a contender during the KWS-NARC portion of the program. He qualified sixth quickest, ended second in a heat race and placed third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row in the main event.

"We were closing in on Shane (Golobic) and I felt like our car was getting extremely strong," he said. "I think it was only about 10 laps in when a circumstance took us out of it. It's unfortunate because the way the race played out I think we had a really good shot at contending for the win, but you can't win all of them."

Scelzi was unable to finish the race and he was credited with an 18 th-place result before he celebrated his first championship.

This weekend features races on Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 5 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (3).

Nov. 6 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (3).

Nov. 6 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 22 wins, 48 top fives, 57 top 10s, 63 top 15s, 66 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"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, System 1, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Auto Meter, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Austin McCarl 7th at KWS Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the 2021 season quickly drawing to a close, Austin McCarl and Country Builders Racing capped their King of the West slate off on Saturday night at the Tribute to Gary Patterson with a seventh-place finish.

“Saturday night we didn’t get timed in as well as we thought with how things felt, but we were able to make some really good changes race well,” Austin McCarl said.

Timing the Country Builders/Ochoco West Lumber/Brown and Miller backed No. 88 entry in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials, ‘The Big Unit’ would make up some ground in heat race competition as he advanced from to a third-place finish after lining up in the fifth position.

Not acquiring enough points for the Dash, the Altoona, IA native would line the famed no. 88 entry up in the 13th starting position for the 30-lap feature event on the slicked off racing surface.

Though the feature event got off to a shaky start with stoppages slowing the early flow, McCarl would not be phased as he began working his way forward.

Jumping into 10th, McCarl would gain a couple of spots as a multi car wreck in front of him knocked a few competitors out of competition. Racing his way into sixth, McCarl would then hook up in a battle with Joel Myers Jr and Ryan Bernal.

Jockeying for position in the closing laps, McCarl would settle into the seventh position where he would go on to finish and close out the King of the West season.

“In the feature event I thougth we were pretty good, the track was just tough and we started kind of far back,” Austin McCarl said. “I am really looking forward to getting back down to Hanford and Tulare this weekend and hope we can get this team a win before our season ends.”

Austin and Carson McCarl and Country Builders Racing would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, , HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Engler Machine, Aurora Rod Ends, Schoenfeld, Wilwood, Kistler Engines, K1 Safety Gear, Bell Helmets, Maxim Chassis, B. Scadden Design, Jetco, and Octane Ink for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races:17, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Country Builders Racing and Austin McCarl will be at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, and at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday.

 

 

 

Bryant Weideman Wins 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Honors

Belleville, IL. (11/9/2021) Witnessing rarified greatness in 2021, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League would see Colby, Kansas wheelman Bryant Weideman clench both the outright series championship as well as rookie of the year honors in an outstanding show of open-wheel excellence through a year-long showing of perseverance.

“First, I would just like to thank my family, mainly my mom and dad. It means a lot to me the sacrifices they make to let me do what I love. I’d also like to thank the whole KKM organization for letting me race for them” Weideman noted about his championship season.

Entering into thirty-one Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League events in 2021, Weideman would wheel his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Yerf Dog, Coleman Powersports, Toyota Racing Development, IWX Motor Freight, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Speedway Toyota Racing Engine, #01 midget to twenty-eight top-ten finishes with eighteen placements inside the top five.

Earning seven heat race wins, Bryant would also notch three b-feature wins that seen him score top-five feature runs in each event. Attaining the season championship by a six-hundred-point margin of victory through persistent consistency.

Capturing his first career feature win at Spoon River Speedway in September, Weideman would excel when it mattered most with the championship glory on the line. Sweeping the final weekend of racing in his home state of Kansas in November, Bryant Weideman would earn three feature victories in his rookie of the year winning campaign.

“This truly does mean a lot to my career I would have never guessed I’d win a championship in my first year of midgets and I feel like it will help out a lot to have a championship on my resume” added the 2021 POWRi National Midget champion Weideman.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

Emilio Hoover Earns 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Championship

Belleville, IL. (11/9/2021) Sealing his status in the series as a championship-caliber contender, Broken Arrow Oklahoma talent Emilio Hoover flexed his racing muscle in 2021 to capture the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect championship title.

Finding speed all season, Emilio Hoover would enter into twenty-two feature POWRi West events in 2021 placing inside the top-ten on seven driving occasions. Notching five top-five finishes as well as six heat race victories, Emilio’s best performance of the season came in his career-first series feature-winning effort at I-44 Riverside Speedway in September.

“Thank you to everybody that has never lost their faith in me as I continue to figure this racing thing out,” said Hoover on capturing the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect championship.

Driving the Team Ripper, PuroClean, BPM Services, Ealey Transportation, Ripper Chassis, Stanton SR-11x Racing Engine, #21 entry, Emilio would clinch the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect championship campaign by a 670-point margin of victory.

“I am grateful for my family for supporting this dream of mine, for Flea who always challenges me to be better, for PuroClean and BPM Services for partnering with us this season, for Team Ripper for giving me a safe and competitive car week after week and for the fans that keep cheering us on” added Emilio.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

Tanner Berryhill Tops 2021 POWRi West Midget League Rookie of the Year Honors

Belleville, IL. (11/9/2021) Splitting on-track time between two distinct driving divisions with successes in each, Tanner Berryhill continues to climb the rungs of racing accomplishments by capturing the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect 2021 Rookie of the Year Award.

“It’s been a fun rookie season full of learning both on and off the track. It’s extremely special to win this rookie of the year award. This is my first season full time since 2014 and also first on dirt so it feels nice to get back in the swing of things” said Berryhill on his successful season.

Leading several marquee races including Ironman at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway and the Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City Raceway, Bixby Oklahoma competitor Tanner Berryhill would show signs of greatness forthcoming all season with three podium finishes within the first six races entered.

Entering the beautiful Berryhill Properties, Eclipse Claims Consulting, Realty Connect, Axcel Therapy Sports Medicine, Spike Chassis, Stanton SR-11x racing engine, #17 into eighteen feature events in 2021, Berryhill’s best on-track performances were a pair of runner-up showings at I-44 Riverside Speedway (5/15) and Valley Speedway (7/17).

Notching an impressive eight top-five finishes within his first season of competition, Berryhill would earn twelve feature runs placed inside the top-ten as well as achieving four heat racing wins throughout the year.

“Based on the experience I’ve gained behind the wheel and wrench I’m looking forward to using what I’ve learned and taking it to the chili bowl and into next year. None of this would’ve been possible without my great partners - Eclipse Claims Consulting, Realty Connect, Berryhill Properties” added Tanner.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

FIVE VISITS TO LORAIN RACEWAY PARK HIGHLIGHT 2022 MUST SEE RACING SCHEDULE

November 9, 2021 – The entire 2021 Must See Racing schedule has yet to be announced, but MSR officials today announced additional dates from the 2022 schedule. MSR will return to Lorain Raceway Park for the third consecutive season in 2002. Both the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series will visit LRP nest season.

Both series will combine for a total of five nights of racing action at LRP in 2022. The Lights series will visit on opening night April 23. The series will return June 17 as part of the inaugural ‘Super Crown’ and July 9 for the ‘Comet Classic’. The series will conclude their season on October 15 for their season championship during the ‘Halloween Festival of Speed’.

The August 6 event will be the only appearance for the 410’s in 2022 It will also include the Midwest Lights as part of the 3rd annual ‘Must See Racing Xtreme Speed Challenge’.

LRP has been the unofficial home for MSR past two seasons. Between the 410’s and Midwest Lights, there have been no less than seven events contested at LRP. Of the five total MSR events contested at LRP in 2021, there were five different feature winners.

MSR president Jim Hanks explained his excitement for the series to return to LRP with multiple nights of racing next season, and in particular, the August 6 event. “We are really looking forward to the 3rd annual ‘Xtreme Speed Challenge’ at Lorain. Last year's race was one of the best of the year and our teams can' t wait to get back there. The fans do not want to miss this one with our 410 national series plus the MSR LIGHTS series both competing."

LRP General Manager Randy Maggio Jr. also expressed his excitement for the return of MSR. ”We at LRP are very excited to welcome back Jim, Nancy, Brent, and the entire MSR team and drivers back to our facility for another season. Between the ‘Xtreme Speed Challenge’ and the MSR Midwest Lights Series, the action is always great and the teamwork between the track and series is always on par as well.

The Xtreme Speed Challenge’ is coming into its third year running and I believe each year we have gotten the crowd better and the action, format, and promotion has improved. Jim and I always ponder ideas to make it bigger and better and we always strive to improve the show.
Personally, I believe the fans are very excited when the 410 ground pounders come to town. COVID hindered attendance in 2020, however, 2021 was a good showing and I suspect 2022 to be even better” concluded Maggio Jr.

For the latest news on MSR please like us on Facebook or visit www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

Rosencrance sprints to top IMCA RaceSaver rookie honors

BUTLER, Pa. – Jarrett Rosencrance made a couple late-season starts last fall to get a feel for his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car.

Late-season starts this year saw him win his career first feature and national rookie of the year honors in the division.

“I hadn’t raced anything before the Sprint Car,” said Rosencrance, from Butler, Pa. “Ever since I was little, I always loved Sprint Cars and my dad told me it that if it was something I wanted to do, I should. Two weeks later we bought a car.”

David Rosencrance had raced street stocks, hanging up his helmet after his son was born on Christmas Day in 1997. Twenty-four years later, he was part of the crew that helped Jarrett become the first Pennsylvania driver in any division to earn IMCA national rookie honors.

Rosencrance made 23 starts in a 2006 Maxim in his freshman campaign, following the Allegheny Sprint Tour and hitting seven Ohio Thunder Sprint Car Series or Laurel Highlands Sprint Series events, four of which were co-sanctioned with the Allegheny Tour.

“We weren’t going after points or anything. We wanted to keep getting a feel for the car and get better every time we hit the track and I’d never experienced anything like the adrenaline rush before,” said Rosencrance. “The hardest thing for us was learning setups and how the car wanted to act.”

Neighbor, fellow driver and sponsor Carl Bowser was among his mentors, as was eventual Allegheny Sprint Tour champion Stephen Cousins.

Rosencrance won for the first time, in his next to the last start of the season, on Sept. 18 at Michael’s Mercer Raceway. He finished second in the tour finale the next week, earning the national rookie of the year award by a single point ahead of Austin Reed and tour runner-up honors to Cousins, also by a single marker.

“Getting our first win felt amazing. All the hard work we put into the car paid off. I was speechless for a while after that,” Rosencrance said. “We had developed a good bond with Stephen and it was nice to start on the front row with him in the final event. “There was a real feeling of accomplishment that we were able to finish second in the series in our first year.”

Starts-23 Wins-1 Additional Top Fives-9

His Crew: Parents David and Colleen, grandfather Tom Rosencrance and girlfriend Emily Schnell.

His Sponsors: Rosencrance’s Lawn Care, B.L. Hoover Lawn and Property and Carl Bowser Racing, all of Butler; and Glade Mill Trailer Storage of Valencia.

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE FOR WESTERN MIDGET RACING THIS SATURDAY AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (November 9, 2021) – The 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction championship will be decided on Saturday at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. with Brentwood’s Blake Bower and Fresno’s David Prickett dueling for the title. Prickett must win the feature to win the championship. Any other outcome on Saturday night at the one-sixth mile dirt oval will turn the championship in Bower’s favor.

Each driver enters the 25th race of the year with seven wins out of their best 12 finishes. Bower has added five runner-up performances as well. Prickett’s current slate of best races includes three second place finishes and two third place runs. Out of a maximum 600 points for the season, a win for Bower at Adobe Mountain would leave him with a 592-point campaign. A victory for Prickett would earn him 590 points and set up a tie with Bower. Prickett’s eighth win would serve as the tie-breaker in the $1000-to-win championship.

Bower’s season has been augmented by a championship as a rookie in the USAC Western Midgets with a busy slate of USAC National Midget races in California on tap after this weekend’s WMR finale.

Prickett won the non-points season opener at Adobe Mountain this spring along with two wins and a runner-up finish in the Copper State. Bower’s lone appearance at Adobe on September 18 netted a victory, driving the No. 29 for Cory Brown. Bower will again drive for Brown in the series finale.

Brown has advanced within two points of Santa Paula’s Megan Moorhead in the battle for third in the championship. Brown has podiumed three times at Adobe this season including a win on April 10. Kala Keliinoi rounds out the top-five of the standings ahead of Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse. Each of these six competitors have met the requirements to contend for the 2021 championship and have run at least 12 races as well.

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

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

 

 

Andy Gregg Caps 2021 Off with Sixth Place Finish in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting one final race in for the 2021 season before drastically cutting back his racing, Andy Gregg and the Brown Eagle Racing team had a solid night at the Stockton Dirt Track on Friday night that saw Gregg pocket a sixth-place finish.

“Friday night was a good run for our team,” Andy Gregg said. “We didn’t get timed in very well, but we made some changes before the heat, and it made our car really maneuverable in the heat and the feature.”

Timing in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials, Gregg and company would go to work in the pit area prior to heat race action. Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would race to a fourth-place finish that would put him in the sixth row of the 25-lap main event.

On a slick and rough racing surface, Gregg was one of the few who was able to avoid some of the ruts and make moves going forward. Carving his way well into the Top-10, Gregg would continue to walk the tight rope around the Stockton Dirt Track surface as he avoided some tricky terrain.

Racing his way into sixth, Gregg would cap off a memorable final full season racing with a sixth-place finish and the Tribute to Gary Patterson opener.

“It was a fun season, and I am glad I was able to have one last full season on my own terms,” Andy Gregg said. “I’m super appreciative for the opportunities I had this year to run some other cars, and it looks like I may do a little racing for them in the future if everything works out. Thank you to everyone who stopped in and shared stories this year, I hope it was as fun for all of them as it was for me.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2021 season has concluded.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins- 1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-9

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

 

 

Becker 5th in KWS Finale and 13th to Cap SCCT Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night’s Tribute to Gary Patterson marked the end of Sean Becker’s 2021 campaign as the night brought an end to both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour campaigns.

“Dan Monhoff continued to improve on the car each time we hit the track with the SCCT,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately, we had a part failure halfway through the main, and I was barely able to nurse it home the rest of the way.”

With 24 cars on hand for the final SCCT event of the season, ‘The Shark’ got the night started off by timing the M&M Structures backed No. 35 machine in third fastest in his time trial group.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, ‘The Shark’, would run second to DJ Netto which would then place him in the 10th starting position for the final 30-lap SCCT feature event of the season.

On the slick racing surface, Becker would get off to a nice start as he began working his forward in the race’s early stages. Getting up to seventh, Becker would soon link up in a battle for a spot inside the Top-Five until a broken header would cause issues.

Losing power, Becker would do what he could to maintain as he would slowly drop back in the field. Falling outside of the Top-10 on the 22nd lap, Becker would continue to try and stay afloat but slipped back to 13th when the checkered flag was displayed.

Also closing his season off with Vertullo Motorsports on Saturday night, Becker’s 410ci portion of the night would get off to a solid start as he timed the Starr Property Management/A.R.T./Morrison Concrete backed No. 83v mount in seventh fastest in time trials.

Heat race action saw Becker battle with young Joel Myers Jr in the early stages before hooking up in a battle with Corey Day late in the race. Finishing fourth, Becker would move into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 9th starting position.

Running inside the Top-10 as the race got off to a slow start as it was riddled with stoppages, Becker would soon find himself in sixth after a multi car tangle took place just in front of him.

Able to avoid the fray, Becker would then jump into fourth just past the race’s halfway point as he chased after his second consecutive podium finish with the series.

Battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding and DJ Netto in the waning laps of the feature, Becker would close the night out with a fifth-place finish in KWS action.

“In the 83v, we had good restarts all feature event long, and we found ourselves in the Top-5 in the end,” Becker said. “It felt really good to complete out season with a good finish for a great team.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-59, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 14, Top-10’s- 31

ON TAP: Becker’s 2021 season is now complete.

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.

 

 

Justyn Cox Hard Charges in SCCT Finale; Ends up Third in Final Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports brought an end to their 2021 campaign with a Hard Charger effort at the Stockton Dirt Track with the SCCT that solidified their third-place positioning in the final point standings.

“Saturday night we got out to a bit of a slow start as we struggled in time trials and out heat race,” Justyn Cox said. “Cody and the guys worked super hard all night long and I felt pretty good in the feature. We made up a lot of ground and passed a ton of cars and ended our season with a Hard Charger award and third in SCCT points.”

With 24 cars checked in at Stockton Dirt Track for the final Sprint Car Challenge Tour event of the season, Justyn Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber, Inc./Legacy Specialties backed No. 7c mount in sixth fastest in his qualifying group.

Still fighting the same issues that plagued him in qualifying in his heat race, Cox would finish sixth and find himself 23rd on the starting grid.

On a super slick Stockton Dirt Track surface, Cox would get off to a strong start in the ‘A’ has he was able to pass cars early and often as he surged towards the Top-10.

Getting up to 12th, a restart just before the halfway point saw him make a power move to jump into eighth, however a yellow flag would negate his pass and it would line him back up in the 12th spot.

The next restart would not go as well for the Clarksburg, CA pilot as he would get up over the edge of the racing surface and fall all the way back to 21st as he looked to get his momentum built back up.

Just as he did during an early green flag run, Cox would again make some moves during the race’s final green flag run as he again surged towards the Top-10. Racing his way back up to 11th at the finish line, Cox would earn PitStopUSA Hard Charger honors, and end the season third in the final point standings.

“I had a blast racing with Cody and Mandi in 2021, and truly thank them for the opportunity they provided me,” Justyn Cox said. “We were in the hunt for the SCCT championship for most of the year, but we came up just short. Still, great to finish third which was a personal best for myself, and them as well.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports have concluded their 2021 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-19

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

 

 

Shawn Jones Wins Season Finale at Stockton Dirt Track and Claim 2021 Hunt Series Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Friday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, Shawn Jones capped off a dominant 2021 season with the Hunt Series as he picked up his fifth win of the season with the series and claimed the 2021 series championship.

When Friday night’s season finale feature event came to life it was it was Bradley Terell jumping out to the early lead before Shane Hopkins was able to use a restart to power his way out front.

While Hopkins led the way and searched for his first win of the season, behind him the action was heating up as Jones chased after, and applied pressure on the slick racing surface.

With restarts keeping Hopkins for opening his lead back up, Jones was able to make the top work, and powered his way to the lead with just two laps to in the race.

Out front, Jones would go on to pick up the win over Hopkins who held on to second and Terrell hanging on for third, while DJ Johnson and Nick Robfogel rounded out the Top-5.

Friday night a total of 22 cars signed in for one final night of action with Jones opening the festivities up with Ashley Van Den Berg Home Loans Fast Time honors.

Terrell would go ton to win Benic Enterprises Heat 1, Cody Fendley won Brown and Miller Heat 2, and DJ Johnson won King Racing Products Heat 3.

Brent Steck was the Santomauro Racing Products Hard Charger, while Tony Bernard won the BR Motorsports P.15 award, and Antonio Aragon was the TDS Hard Luck recipient.

A MAIN RESULTS

Shawn Jones #14 Shane Hopkins #51 Bradley Terrell #11BT DJ Johnson #33 Nick Robfogel #3 Troy DeGaton #92Z Cody Fendley #9 Josh Young #7EJ Trey Walters #7 Jake Morgan #17 Brent Steck #2STX Bob Newberry #36 Josh Gillis #18 Scott Clough #60 Tony Bernard #50 Rory McLaughlin #MR6 Nathan Schank #1S Jarrett Soares #12 Tim Sherman Jr. #87JR Antonio Aragon #X

ON TAP: With the season officially wrapped up, the next order of business for the series is the Championship awards banquet which is slated for January 15th, 2022 VFW West Sacramento Post 8762, 905 Drever Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691. Please be on the lookout for more details.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 3rd Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (April 17th Petaluma Speedway), Bradley Terrell (May 15th Merced Speedway), Jake Morgan (May 22nd Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 3rd Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 17th Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (July 24th Merced Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 14th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 21st Petaluma Speedway), Shawn Jones (November 5th Stockton Dirt Track).

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

 

 

Dover Soaks Up 410 Opportunity During Stout Season of Racing

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 9, 2021) - Jack Dover chose a different path in 2021, focusing on an opportunity to race 410ci winged sprint cars and filling in the open dates with his 360ci sprint car program.

"I'm grateful to Rick and Chris Bowers for the opportunity," he said. "We just wanted to get better each week and contend for top 10s by the end of the season. It was pretty awesome to battle for top fives and top 10s from the start and to get my first 410 win. We definitely beat our expectations."

Dover drove the Bowers' No. 81 during all of the shows at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. It marked the first time since 2007 that Dover has raced regularly in the 410 division, but that didn't slow him down as he earned his first career 410 feature victory en route to a fourth-place finish in the championship standings.

"Considering we hadn't ran a season of 410s since 2007 it felt like we'd really never ran 410s," he said. "We went out and tried our hardest, competing with Justin Henderson and Austin McCarl and guys who make the A Main at the Knoxville Nationals. The next step in 410s is getting more consistent when we go to other tracks and when we're racing with the World of Outlaws."

Dover and the team made the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event during the AGCO Jackson Nationals finale hosted by Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and he recorded his best World of Outlaws result in approximately five years at Huset's Speedway.

Dover added five wins in his No. 53 sprint car, including the opening night to the Steve King Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. He was also victorious during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and he captured three triumphs at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., en route to winning the track championship.

"I'd say it was a decent year, but running the 410 stuff kind of hurt the No. 53 car," he said. "We were trying some setup stuff and it's completely different between 410s and 360s. It's also hard sometimes to go back and forth. That's where I struggled a little, but overall I was pleased with how the year went in the No. 53."

Dover also earned his best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result in approximately five years. Additionally, he placed third in the MSTS championship standings and eighth in the Midwest Power Series standings despite missing multiple races with both series.

"Wherever we went we were consistent and we were able to compete with the national guys when we raced with them a couple of times," he said. "We're happy with the success that we had this year and grateful to all of our partners who continue to stick with us."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 6 wins, 30 top fives, 38 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 45 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Backlund Plumbing

Backlund Plumbing started in Omaha, Neb., in 1932, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plumbing companies in Nebraska. The business has a full staff of professional licensed plumbers and customer service representatives as well as a fleet of fully equipped residential and commercial plumbing trucks and a 10,000 square foot warehouse. The one thing that has stayed consistent is customer satisfaction. Backlund is known for honesty, quality and reliability, and is one of the few companies that still stands behind its work with a full "customer satisfaction guarantee." For more information, visit http://www.BacklundPlumbing.com .

"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, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Thorpe's Body Shop, Langfeldt Overhead Door, Speedway Graphics, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Produce Career-Best Season Together

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Nov. 8, 2021) - Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig continued their trek toward becoming one of the elite sprint car teams in the country during the 2021 season.

In their third season together, the duo claimed seven victories between weekly competition at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway and set career highs as a team with 19 top-five finishes and 24 top 10s.

"I feel like we had a really good season, but I don't feel like it will be our best season ever," Henderson said. "It's a perfect example of what happens when two people work together on the same page and I think we'll continue to go upwards as a team."

Henderson was exceptionally dominant in 2021 at Huset's Speedway. With the Brandon, S.D., dirt track making its return to weekly racing for the first time since 2016, Henderson and Sandvig pledged to be regulars for the season.

The duo competed in 18 races at the high-banked track and the move paid off as Henderson scored 12 top-five finishes and five victories en route to being named the track champion. The championship was the second of Henderson's career in the 410 sprint car division at Huset's Speedway, while it was a first-ever points triumph for Sandvig as an owner anywhere.

"It's a big commitment to run on a Sunday when you're a father and a business owner and you never know how much you have to give," Henderson said. "But our car was really set up to run there and that just makes it easy to do when you're fast and winning. I was really happy with Huset's and it was cool to get Mike a championship."

The duo also competed weekly at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where they led the points standings at the famed dirt track for a majority of the season before coming home third on the strength of two victories, five top fives and nine top 10s in 16 total events.

Aside from weekly competition at the half-mile oval, Henderson and Sandvig also competed at the track during the famed Knoxville Nationals. Henderson led 21 laps during a preliminary night of the event before finishing fourth to lock directly into the main event on Saturday. A gear problem relegated him to a 19th-place finish during the finale. However, Henderson was the highest finishing Knoxville Raceway regular and gave Sandvig his first career A Main start during the crown jewel event.

"We should have won a championship at Knoxville and gotten a better finish in the Nationals in my mind," Henderson said. "For the most part we didn't change a whole lot setup-wise, but I think next year we're going to take a bigger swing at things at Knoxville and not be so set in our ways."

Other highlights on the season included a trio of A Main starts with the World of Outlaws during the 43rd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., in late June and a runner-up result during the 21st annual Jerry Richert Memorial with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Cars at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., in September.

While it was a season filled with triumph, it may actually be a trip that yielded marginal success that speaks loudest of the future for the duo. Henderson and Sandvig kicked off their 2021 racing season with a first-ever trip to Central Pennsylvania in March and they picked up a 14th -place finish at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and a 12 th-place result at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

While traveling 1,700 miles for a pair of top 15s may seem forgettable to many, it's the experience outside of their comfort zone and the relationships made that will pay huge dividends for the team heading into their fourth year of competition together in 2022.

"When we came out to Pennsylvania earlier in the season it was a huge learning experience and it showed us what we can't do to our car and that obviously paid off in our weekly racing out west," he said. "However, just getting to Pennsylvania and showing our commitment to racing and wanting to branch out shows where we want to go as a program.

"I was able to build on relationships I already have out that way and make some new ones that may really pay off long-term when we start maybe doing this a little more. Seventeen hundred miles is a long way to go for racing, but it's something we're looking forward to maybe trying some more and seeing if we can do again for years to come. I can't thank Mike enough for all he's done for me and I can't wait to see what 2022 holds."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 7 wins, 19 top fives, 24 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

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

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

Sandvig would also like to thank Powersports.com, Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, Heartland Kitchen Solutions DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Rico Abreu runner-up in Stockton’s Tribute to Gary Patterson

Date: Saturday, November 6th
Event: Tribute to Gary Patterson
Series: NARC-King of the West Sprint Cars
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 8, 2021) - Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing did their best to cap the 2021 season with a victory, but just as it ended in 2020, Abreu was forced to settle for one spot short of the ultimate prize, finishing second in the NARC-King of the West Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, November 6.

A man on a mission, Abreu, driver of the Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Stadelhofer Construction/Salty’s BBQ/XYZ Machining/Wiser Agency/No. 24 sprint car, was on a roll early in Stockton’s Patterson Tribute, powering ahead from eighth to second before the midpoint of the 30-lapper. A caution with 19 remaining is what allowed Abreu to claim the second spot, utilizing the restart to power by Hanford, California’s DJ Netto.

From that point forward, Abreu did his best to track down race leader Corey Day, but even as traffic intensified in the closing laps, Day proved to be too good.
“Restarts is really where I kind of excelled on picking guys off,” Abreu said. “My car was a little bit free, and the cushion had some whoops and ruts that really upset my car. The race went on and I started searching and didn’t want to be the guy last in line when it laid rubber.

“Hats off to my team...they are the real reason we are up here on the podium,” Abreu continued. “I’m proud of everyone involved with this Rowdy Energy car. We’ll come back stronger than ever next year...I’m already excited to get started.”

Updates pertaining to Rico Abreu’s 2022 plans will be posted in the coming weeks. For the time being, fans should keep alert online, as well as on social media, for details pertaining to Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing merchandise.

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/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 93
Total Wins: 3
Total Top-5s: 34
Total Top-10s: 55
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Records Five Victories During Solid Season

Inside Line Promotions - HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) - Five feature triumphs highlighted the 2021 season for Scott Bogucki.

It marked the most wins in a season in the United States for the SawBlade.com supported Australian. Four of the victories were during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, which is also a single-season best mark for Bogucki.

"We have speed now," he said. "We just have to find the consistency. I feel like finding speed is harder than working on consistency."

Bogucki's ASCS National Tour wins came at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.; at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.; and at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

He was also triumphant at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during an unsanctioned race.

"Winning at Knoxville is always awesome," he said. "I led twice there this year prior to our win. One night I was leading and a cam spud spun and the other one I stumbled on a restart, didn't cover the slider and got passed with like two laps to go. I wasn't going to let another one slip through our fingers."

Bogucki finished the season ranked seventh in the ASCS National Tour championship standings after missing multiple races following a back injury. His four wins was tied for the fourth most. Bogucki also ranked fifth in top fives - 12 - and sixth in top 10s - 14.

"I'm grateful for all of the support of our partners and the people who have helped crew for the team," he said. "I'm looking forward to taking another step forward next year."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. 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 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, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Earn World Finals Win

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2021) - David Gravel wrapped up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season on a positive note last weekend during the NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals.

The Big Game Motorsports driver captured the opener on Friday before finishing fourth in the season finale on Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The stout weekend secured a career-best runner-up result in the championship standings for Gravel.

"We had to run decent to hang onto second in points and we ran more than decent," he said. "We qualified really good both nights and got in the dash both nights. It was great to win on Friday and to be in contention to win on Saturday. If a couple things went our way we could have won on Saturday as well. I'm pleased to end the year on a good note."

Weather condensed the three-day event into two shows in two days beginning on Friday. Gravel set quick time during qualifying for the 19th time this season, which was the most any driver recorded during World of Outlaws competition in 2021.

"Track conditions were a little bit funky and I didn't really feel good in hot laps," he said. "We changed the car around a little bit and made it a lot better in qualifying. Going out late in our group was a benefit for us. Then in the heat race I didn't get the jump on the start and ran second. We had a good dash draw finally and that set us up to try to win the race."

Gravel placed second in a heat race before he won the dash to garner the pole position for the A Main.

"Logan (Schuchart) had a really good car," he said. "I felt we were competitive with him. He had a situation and then we were able to fend off (Brian) Brown's slide jobs and hang on to win in traffic. The track was getting one lane and taking rubber off the cushion. It made it difficult to go anywhere other than to follow lapped cars, but it worked out."

The victory was his 14th of the season and 11th during World of Outlaws action.

"It's a good feeling," Gravel said. "You go into the offseason not questioning what are we going to change for next year to be way better. You end strong and on a positive note. It's good for the morale going into the offseason. You can't ask for anymore."

The team was stout on Saturday during the final race of the season. Gravel timed in second quickest in his group, won a heat race, advanced from fourth to second in the dash and ended the night with a fourth-place result in the feature.

"We qualified good and heat raced well," he said. "We got a solid dash draw and was able to gain a row by running second. In the feature we settled into second place. I knew the track had a high threat of taking rubber. I was trying to bide my time and take care of my stuff. I was able to slide Logan for the lead and he slid me back. I tried a different lane to not follow him into the corner and that cost us a spot. We battled and were right there. If a couple of things went our way we had a chance to win."

QUICK RESULTS -

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

Nov. 6 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

82 races, 14 wins, 46 top fives, 68 top 10s, 77 top 15s, 80 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Donny Schatz rallies 22 positions in World of Outlaws finale

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 4th-6th Event: World of Outlaws World Finals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 5th (11th) Saturday: 3rd (25th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: FINAL | Fourth | 10,458 points (two points behind Carson Macedo for third)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 8, 2021) - If one thing is for certain, you can never count out Donny Schatz, no matter the circumstance.

The ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion certainly lived up to that expression during the recent weekend, capping the 2021 World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with two, big charges including a 22-spot rally on Saturday, November 6.

Forced to utilize a Series provisional, Schatz started 25th on Saturday’s A-Main grid and put on a clinic, climbing through most of the field before finishing third behind Brock Zearfoss and eventual winner, Brent Marks. It was the bottom groove that served as Schatz’ battleground, nearly making the pass for second before settling for the final spot on the podium. In addition, Schatz was awarded the evening’s Hard Charger Award.

“That’s what is expected of me,” Schatz said, driver of the Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car . “We found ourselves in every bad position and we just didn’t change enough stuff. We finally did and we changed everything except the seat, steering wheel, and driver. I’m glad we got a respectable finish to end the year.”

One night prior, Schatz performed a near-similar feat, ending the first World Finals main event with a stout run from 11th to finish fifth. Like Saturday, Schatz’ preferred groove was the bottom, forced to battle with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing teammate, Kerry Madsen, along the way.

When the weekend dust settled, Schatz found himself fourth in the final World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver standings, a mere-two points shy of third. Three victories padded Schatz’ battle in the standings, earning wins at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Red River Valley Speedway, and I-80 Speedway. Impressive enough, Schatz concluded the year with 62 top-ten finishes in 77 World of Outlaws feature starts, 47 of which within the top five.

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

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

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 77 World of Outlaws Wins: 3 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 47 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 62 **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only



 

Brock Zearfoss completes World of Outlaws season with podium at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 8, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss certainly saved his best performance for last, as the 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender capped his first-ever season as a Series full-timer with a podium performance in the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. The former Port Royal Speedway track champion finished second in his final Outlaws start, advancing three spots from fifth on the A-Main grid.

The runner-up result did not come without challenges, as Zearfoss was forced to cross under multiple sliders given by David Gravel, as well as fend off ten-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz.

Before earning his podium result, Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, opened World Finals competition with a 13th-place score on Friday, advancing 12 positions after utilizing a World of Outlaws provisional to start 25th.

Despite being a former winner with the Greatest Show On Dirt, the World Finals podium outcome was Zearfoss’ top result as a Series full-timer.

“Better late than never,” Zearfoss said with a grin, who finished ninth in the World of Outlaws driver standings padded by 23 top-ten finishes. “We had the opportunity to win several races, but so many things kept us behind that little bit. The people behind me have brought me up when I’m down. I keep saying it, but we really have been getting better since Knoxville. We were battling for the win and I got too antsy I think. Just having the opportunity to win is special for us.”

With his 2021 campaign complete, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will begin the tedious task of preparing for 2022, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-based open wheelers plan to take on the World of Outlaws once again next season, working to translate his rookie woes into sophomore success. In addition, Zearfoss hopes to make his return to Australia during the North American off-season, aiming to repeat as the Western Australia Speedweek champion.

Although not official, Zearfoss may make an appearance at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 13; the annual Sprint Showdown will award a $5,000 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., 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, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, 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.

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

STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 8 Top-10s: 31 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 0 Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 23

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth. Finished seventh at Lawton Speedway on October 29. Finished second in the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday, November 6.

 

Danny Dietrich to cap 2021 season with Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 8, 2021) – It has been a long and competitive road for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, and although his 2021 campaign is all but complete, recently concluding all World of Outlaws competition with the annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, “Double-D” still has some unfinished business, as BAPS Motor Speedway is set to host their annual Sprint Showdown on Saturday afternoon, November 13.

Certainly no stranger to the York Haven oval, Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, No. 48 sprint car, is a two-time BAPS winner this season, one of which accomplished during All Star Circuit of Champions competition on August 29.

The BAPS Motor Speedway Sprint Showdown will award a $5,000 top prize.

“It’s been a long year, for sure, but we want to cap it all with a win a BAPS…that’s our goal,” Danny Dietrich explained, a six-time feature winner thus far in 2021, two of which with the All Star Circuit of Champions including the aforementioned BAPS triumph. “Hats off to my team. They’ve been busting their butts all season and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work. We’ve been all over the map this year and that’s not easy. Without their help, the wins wouldn’t be possible.”

As mentioned, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing joined the World of Outlaws for their season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6. A frustrating weekend for the team, Dietrich highlighted his visit to the Tar Heel State with a 14th-place finish in Saturday’s Last Chance Showdown.

“We’ll put that weekend behind us and move forward,” Dietrich explained. “You have to take the bad with the good…can’t let those results get to you or you’ll never make any progress.”

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, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

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

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 37
Top-10s: 58
Wins: 6

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: 13 (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) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win. Victorious in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary event on July 20. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on July 30. Finished sixth and third in Port Royal Speedway Dream Race starts on July 31. Finished eighth with Outlaws in Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main; locked in through qualifying effort on Wednesday. Finished 24th in Knoxville Nationals A-Main. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on August 20. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on August 21. Earned fourth victory of the season during BAPS’ Johnny Mackison Clash on August 29; the All Star win paid $5,000. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on August 28. Earned fifth win of 2021 during Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic on September 6. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 3. Finished 14th in Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 on September 11. Won Greg Hodnett Foundation race at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 16. Earned back-to-back top-tens (fith, ninth) during All Star visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on September 17-18. Finished sixth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open tune up on September 24. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Rallied from 21st to eighth in National Open preliminary on Friday, October 1. Finished 12th in the National Open finale on Saturday, October 2. Finished tenth in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown opener on Friday, October 8.

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Garners 5th at 6th Place Finishes in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to stay busy as the 2021 season draws to a close, Joel Myers Jr spent his weekend in Stockton, CA where he would charge to a fifth place finish in 360ci action on Friday, before a sixth place finish in the KWS finale on Saturday night which secured him 10th in the final standings.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our team,” Joel Myers Jr said. “It was fun to get a night with the 360ci in and a night with the 410ci in and really log a ton of laps at a place we don’t get to run very often.”

In 360ci action on Friday night, the Sebastopol, CA driver would time the All About Fire Protection/Dirt Dudes/PitStopUSA backed No. 46jr machine in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Myers would make a slight mistake which would relegate him back to fourth as he settled back into the racing groove. Working back into third, Myers’ finish would place him 10th on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature event.

On a slick and rough racing surface that would wreak havoc on some of the competitors, Myers was able to go above the rough stuff and work his way forward. Running with his right-rear up on the high-side of the speedway, Myers would work his way into the Top-5 in the race’s closing laps.

When the wild feature event fame to a close, Myers capped the night off with a charge from 10th to finish fifth.

Saturday night would see the team swap engines and bolt the 410ci powerplant into the frame rails as Myers Jr would go to work and battle with the King of the West Series during their final event of the 2021 season.

Timing in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials, Myers would line up on the front row of his heat race. In an entertaining battle with Sean Becker and Shane Golobic, the 15-year-old would get the best of the two veterans as he would pick up the win and earn a spot into the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash.

Lining up fifth in the Dash, ‘Jr’ would finish fifth and take the green flag from the inside of the third row for the series’ final feature event of the season.

After the race got off to a slow start with some early stoppages, Myers would find himself back in the eighth position before things settled into a green flag run.

When he got into rhythm, Myers Jr was able to work his way back forward as he battled with Austin McCarl, and Ryan Bernal for position inside the Top-10. Getting up to sixth, Myers Jr would chase after Becker for a spot inside the Top-Five but couldn’t get back to him as he capped the night off with a sixth-place finish.

“Each night we get the 410ci out, we learn a little more and I feel like I get a little more comfortable,” Myers Jr added. “The last few races we have been pretty competitive and hopefully we can carry that into 2022.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Dirt Dudes, Amerikote, PitStopUSA, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Factory Kahne Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

ON TAP: Myers Jr will travel to the Placerville Speedway banquet this weekend before returning to action on November 23rd and 24th at Merced Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 8th During Sprint Car Challenge Tour Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Tanner Carrick capped off the 2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour season by earning an eighth-place finish. With the finish, Carrick ended up sixth in the final season standings despite missing the previous round at Petaluma Speedway.

“We had a ton of speed on Saturday night, I just made a couple mistakes that cost us a better starting position in the feature,” Tanner Carrick said. “With the way the track was, you definitely wanted to start up front for a chance to win, but happy overall with how the night went and how our SCCT season went.”

24 cars made their way to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds for the series’ final event of the season, and on this night the Lincoln, CA driver got the night kicked off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine in third fastest in his group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Carrick would essentially need to grab the win to garner a berth into the High Sierra Industries Dash. Using the bottom groove on the Stockton Dirt Track, Carrick would make one subtle mistake which sent him back to second.

Finishing second, Carrick would just miss out on the Dash, and would end up lining up ninth in the feature event.

On the slick Stockton Dirt Track surface, Carrick would methodically work his way forward as passing would prove to be tough in this race. Carving his way forward, Carrick would get all the way up to the top-five, but as he maneuvered through traffic and another bobble would cost him a couple of positions.

When the Ed Entz checkered flag flew, Carrick would close out the 2021 SCCT season with an eighth-place finish.

“Thanks to the guys for another solid night, and another really good car,” Tanner Carrick said. “With the winged season basically coming to an end, I am really excited to get back in a midget for a few weeks.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 59, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 26, Top 10’s: 35

ON TAP: Carrick will turn his attention to USAC National Midget action as he will reunite with Keith Kunz starting this weekend in San Tan Valley, AZ.

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.

 

 

Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing Capture 2021 SCCT Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: With an extremely strong and consistent Sprint Car Challenge Tour campaign officially in the books with the waving on Saturday night’s checkered flag, Ryan Robinson and Todd Weiher were officially crowned the series 2021 Champions.

“It is pretty dang cool to clinch this championship for Todd Weiher and this entire team,” Ryan Robinson said. “We have been really fast together since we joined up, and this year things clicked and we seemed to get better with each and every race and we had a ton of fun together doing so.”

With Robinson essentially needing to report for the feature event to secure the title, the Roseville, CA driver still strapped in looking for another series win after claiming his first a couple of weeks back in Petaluma, CA.

Timing the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/RPI backed No. 14w machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, Robinson would race to a heat race win and garner a berth into the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Getting through the Dash unscathed, Robinson would officially earn his crown by pushing out to the track for the 30-lap feature event. Taking the green flag from the third row, Robinson would hang tough on the slick track, though passing would prove to be tricky on the narrow surface.

Closing in on third running DJ Netto on a few occasions as the leaders got into traffic, Robinson would be unable to secure a spot on the podium as he continued to run in fourth.

When the checkered flag flew and Robinson came across in the fourth position, he would be greeted by an ecstatic group of family and friends to go along with his Weiher Racing team as they celebrated in Stockton Dirt Track Victory Lane.

“Growing up and seeing my Dad win championships, I knew it was something I wanted to do, and to pull this off is awesome,” Robinson added. “Again, a really big thank you to Todd Weiher and this entire team for all of their hard work.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Robinson and the Weiher Racing team will be idle for a few weeks before returning to action at Merced Speedway on 11/23-24.

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

 

 

Kaleb Montgomery Competes with F&F Racing During SCCT Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Kaleb Montgomery took the seat of the F&F Racing No. X1 machine during the final SCCT event of the 2021 season. Though he would pull off in the feature event, Montgomery was pleased with how he worked with the team all night long.

“Thought the result wasn’t what we had hoped for, I really think Saturday was a good night for the F&F Racing team,” Kaleb Montgomery said. “It was pretty cool to jump in with a new team and work so well with them and make adjustments all night that made us better each time we hit the track.”

With 24 cars on hand for the final SCCT event of the 2021 season, Montgomery would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Picking up a fifth-place finish in heat race competition, the Templeton, CA driver would take the green flag from the 18th starting position for the final SCCT event of the season.

Though Stockton Dirt Track was admittedly not one of his best tracks, Montgomery would still do what he could on the slick surface from the back of the pack. With the track conditions making it tough to pass on, Montgomery would do all he could from the tail end of the field.

Racing hard in his debut in the F&F Racing entry, Montgomery would make the decision to call it a night early on the 22nd lap and pull back to the pit area.

“When we put the deal together, the team and I both admitted that Stockton wasn’t either of our best tracks, but we would see what we could do,” Montgomery said. “I really have to thank Alan Bradway, and everyone that works on the car because they made leaps and bounds to get me comfortable. I wish we had a Placerville race still so we could really see how we race together, but I am very thankful for the opportunity.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is TBD on their next race at the time of press.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

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Feature Cars and Sponsors line up for Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction.

SYRACUSE, NY – November 19 and 20 are the dates, the Center of Progress Building located on the site of the New York State Fairgrounds is the site. The Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction (NRP) is back after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

NRP rolls into town thanks to Hoosier Tires, Keizer Wheels, Swift Springs, Integra Shocks and fueled by VP Racing Fuels. “I can’t thank all the sponsors for their continued support enough,” said show promoter Jeremie Corcoran, “COVID hasn’t been easy for anyone in our industry, but they have stepped up to help keep the show what it is.”

With major supporters returning, Corcoran is also very excited that the Auction will also go on with many featured items that will go so bid. A 2022 Bicknell Racing Products frame, body and bumpers power coated black coil only car will go to the highest bidder. TEO Pro Car will have a frame, body and bumpers mount going to bid. Troyer Dirt Cars will also have up for bid a frame, body and bumpers. Donath Motor Worx has for bid a 602 GM Crate complete from carb to pan with choice of Henry’s or Beyea Exhaust. A bulldog rear-end from DMI is also on the docket along with many other new parts from various vendors.

While booth space is filling quickly, there is still plenty of room available. You can contact Jeremie by phone at (315) 374-2839. Or you can email him at jeremiecorcoran@rocketmail.com. For the latest information on the show itself, please log on to https://northeastracingproducts.com or visit their Facebook Page by simply typing in Northeast Racing Products.

Show hours will be Friday 10AM to 8 PM, Saturday 10Am to 6 PM. Admission will be $10 each day or $17 for a weekend pass.

November 19 and 20, 2021…. The Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction is back!!

 

 

Madsen steers TSR to podium, top-ten in World of Outlaws World Finals

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 4th-6th Event: World of Outlaws World Finals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) Kerry Madsen A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 2nd (5th) Saturday: 6th (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 8, 2021) - The “Madman” Kerry Madsen certainly lived up to his persona during the recent weekend, capping the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a pair of top-ten finishes, highlighting the three-day turned two-day affair with a podium performance on Friday, November 5.

Exciting, to say the least, Madsen’s podium was not a guaranteed outcome until the closing circuits, as the St Marys, New South Wales, Australia-native battled by Brent Marks for fourth with eight laps remaining, claiming third from Carson Macedo with two laps remaining, then sliding by “Blackjack” Brian Brown for second in the final corner.

“I can’t say enough about this Tony Stewart Racing car,” Kerry Madsen said. “It’s been an absolute dream to drive this year and I couldn’t be happier. I think we were in a position to win a few more races, but we’ll move forward and see what the future brings.”

Although unable to match his podium outcome, Madsen’s final night in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car did result in a top-ten finish, this time climbing from 13th to finish sixth. A fourth-place score during heat race competition secured Madsen’s position on the feature grid.

A “super sub” in his own right, Madsen powered Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to a trio of $10,000 World of Outlaws victories in 2021, two of which occurring during Jackson Nationals preliminary competition at Jackson Motorplex on June 24-25. Madsen's third World of Outlaws victory occurred during Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown on Friday, October 8.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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CJB CLOSER: CJB and Bayston End 2021 on a High Note Team looks forward to 2022 campaign on World of Outlaws circuit

CARLISLE, PA. - November 8, 2021 - With two final nights on the 2021 racing season, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports took to the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th.

The CJB #5 timed quickest with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, November 5th.He then won his heat race, finished 8th in the DirtVision Dash and then 11th in the feature.

Back again for the finale of their 2021 season, Bayston and company timed in 7th in their group, finished 4th in their heat race and charged from 14th to 8th to end the year with a top-10 finish.

"Overall I consider it to have been a successful weekend for our team," Bayston said. "Our priority these last handful of races has been preparing our package for the 2022 season. To start the weekend with a QuickTime on Friday is a testament to the speed our guys already have in the 5. From there were were able to try and work around a few different changes we had in mind to be better prepared for the first race in Florida. Speed is seemingly not always easy to find so to already have that under our belt gives my guys the additional time to focus on making our program as prepared and professional as possible. Looking back on the few races we were able to run at the end of this season I am confident our speed will carry through the winter in order to have a strong start for the beginning of the season. Knowing Barry and this team have prepared for many (World of) Outlaw seasons has me even more looking forward to next year. With my limited experience on the road it is going to be a huge booster for my confidence knowing what this team is capable of."

Overall, the team employed five drivers at various points in the season to achieve their stated goal of contending for race wins. The team did collect two victories this season as well as six Quick Times, 10 Top-5's, 34 Top-10's, 11 heat race wins and four dash wins.

The RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co. Signing Day Sports, J.R.C. Transportation, Inc. and High Performance Lubricants #5 will be in action again with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022. the team wishes to thank each and every partner, team member, driver and fan that made 2021 possible.

McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 50 Wins: 1 Quick Times: 1 Top-5's: 8 Top-10's: 28 Heat Race Wins: 8 Dash Wins: 2 Laps Led: 1

Bayston 2021 Stats:

Starts: 9 Wins: 1 Quick Times: 1 Top-5's: 1 Top-10's: 2 Heat Race Wins: 2 Dash Wins: 1 Laps Led: 1

Kofoid 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8 Wins: 0 Quick Times: 0 Top-5's: 1 Top-10's: 3 Heat Race Wins: 2 Dash Wins: 0 Laps Led: 0

Wise 2021 Stats:

Starts: 1 Wins: 0 Quick Times: 0 Top-5's: 0 Top-10's: 0 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 0 Laps Led: 0

Madsen 2021 Stats:

Starts: 14 Wins: 0 Quick Times: 2 Top-5's: 0 Top-10's: 1 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 1 Laps Led: 9

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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country. 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: R.E. Pierson Construction Co. Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co., Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bell Helmets, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Chalk Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kistler Racing Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, R.E. Electronics, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Shaver Racing Engines, Team Jack Foundation, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Feature wins in five states lift Clark to national IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car crown

HAMERSVILLE, Ohio – Justin Clark knew he’d have to travel to have a shot at winning the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national championship.

After winning 16 times in five states and with as many different series, he accomplished just that.

From Hamersville, the fourth-year RaceSaver competitor became the first driver from Ohio in more than half a century to win the national IMCA Sprint Car crown.

“With the number of races here (in Ohio), we knew we’d have to work hard and travel if we wanted to win it. I feel like I raced 80 times with all the traveling we did,” said Clark, who collected nine checkers in his home state, along with feature victories in North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. “We have really enjoyed this division. There were challenges this year but when we got knocked down, we got back up.”

Clark won 10 times in topping Ohio Thunder Sprint Series points – he won the July 10 feature at Wayne County Speedway after restarting 18th – and once en route to the Schaeffer’s Oil Indiana RaceSaver Sprint Series title, picking up Allegheny Sprint Tour, Carolina Sprint Tour and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series victories as well.

Those wins and consistent top five finishes throughout the year came despite flipping twice and battling engine and driveline issues that forced Clark to alternate between backup and primary cars more than he wanted.

He overcame tire drama on the final Saturday night of the year at Atomic Speedway, ultimately clinching series, KMJ Performance Ohio State and national crowns with a hard-fought run back to fifth place that evening.

“The car was the worst it had been all year, but I won my heat and started in the second row. I told myself all I needed to do was stay out of trouble,” Clark said. “I’d never blown a tire before but that’s what happened with about 13 laps to go.”

“I finally got back on the track, got by five cars on one lap and worked by way back to fifth,” he continued. “We didn’t win that night but it was definitely one of the highlights of our season.”

Clark raced with a groundhog character painted on his wing, remembering his late grandfather Bob Groundhog Conner. He put the ribbon on a self-described amazing year by winning the 10th annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 23.

“It was a good year and that was a good way to finish the season,” he said. “That was my first-ever win at Port Royal and we felt pretty good about that.”

Clark is now a 26-time winner in his IMCA RaceSaver career. The last Ohio driver to win the IMCA Sprint Car national crown had been Darl Harrison in 1969.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wrapping Up First Career KWS-NARC Championship This Weekend by Signing Into Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi simply needs to sign in this Saturday during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale to secure his first career championship with the famed series.

"It's an amazing accomplishment that we've been able to pull off," he said. "We've had such an incredible season all around. We've won eight 410 races this year and 13 360 shows. We've won a bunch of big races. With the NARC Series we've been extremely consistent all year long. This was our goal at the beginning of the year. I felt like in 2019 we lost that championship in a really close battle. This year I wanted there to be no question and no doubt. We raced hard and raced a lot of good drivers all year long. The championship was the goal from Race 1 and now we've accomplished that."

Scelzi kicks off a two-race weekend at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on Friday with a 360ci winged sprint car event prior to the KWS-NARC season finale on Saturday.

Scelzi wrapped up a busy doubleheader with the series last weekend with a runner-up result at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday.

"We were really good all night," he said. "I felt we were really fast. We were third quickest in qualifying and went from fourth to third in our heat race to make the dash. We ran fourth in the dash and started fourth in the main event, but the race track was narrow. You'd run around the bottom. Me and a couple of guys ran four wheels in the grip. We got to second and then turns three and four started to slick off so we moved to the middle lane. I got to Justin (Sanders) in traffic. I tried to make a move on him, but he got back by. I felt we had a car to win, but the track wasn't conducive to passing so we settled for second."

The weekend started on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where Scelzi placed second in his first heat race and seventh in his second heat to open the Anthony Simone Classic. He ended the night with a charge from 19th to 11th in the main event.

"The track was extremely wet, basically the wettest we've seen it all year," he said. "We rolled up to staging to be the first car to qualify and the timing loop went out. That meant instead of qualifying they did two heat races. We started on the pole of the first heat and got beat into turn one so we ran second. In the next heat I started last and the track was locked down so we didn't pass anyone. That lined us up 19th in the feature. It was difficult to pass unless guys would get too tight. We stayed patient and worked our way to 11th to salvage a solid night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 29 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Heat race #1: 2 (1); Heat race #2: 7 (7); Feature: 11 (19).

Oct. 30 - The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 21 wins, 46 top fives, 55 top 10s, 61 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the 38 th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

"Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We're grateful to have his support."

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

 

 

MOOSE RACING AND AUSTIN WILLIAMS ARE READY FOR THIS WEEK’S OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Huntington Beach, CA, November 3, 2021) One of the longest running and most popular sprint car teams on the West Coast, the legendary Moose Racing #92, is prepped and ready for this week’s “25th Anniversary Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. Austin Williams, a member of the famous Southern California Williams racing clan, will attempt to steer the familiar Moose car to victory against the top traditional sprint car drivers in the nation this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

With five races to go in the 2021 USAC/CRA Series season, Williams comes into this week’s races third in the championship standings. In the first 16 races of the 2021 campaign , the Corona, California resident has finished in the top ten 11 times. Nine of the 11 have been top three finishes and two have been wins. His first victory of the season came on July 24th at Perris. Six weeks after that, he claimed his second first-place trophy of the year at Northern California’s Petaluma Speedway when he led all 30-laps of the main event. In addition to his prowess in the main events, he has been fast qualifier one time during this year, and he has three heat race wins.

Amongst Williams competitors at the Oval Nationals will be his older brother Cody, who lives in Norco, California, and his younger brother Logan of Yorba Linda. To add more family ties to the race, 24 years ago in 1997, his National Sprint Car Hall of Fame father, Rip Williams, won the second ever “Oval Nationals” on the same Riverside County half-mile clay oval that Austin will be competing on this weekend.

Austin Williams #3 3-30.jpg Moose Racing Team with driver Austin Williams at Perris Auto Speedway. Doug Allen photo.

Team owner’s Tom and Laurie Sertich first fielded a sprint car over 27-years ago. Since that time, the famous Moose Racing #92 has become one of the most recognizable cars in the nation. One reason is the bevy of star drivers over the years who have had successful runs for the team. Another reason is the Moose Racing crew. It is well known across the country as one of the most fan friendly teams in all of racing. Longtime fans can attest to that, and newcomers can discover that this week in the pits after the races at the “Oval Nationals.” Not only will the team be ready to meet and greet fans, but it will also have wonderful team merchandise that will make great Christmas gifts.

For fans who would like to see Williams and the famous Moose car in person this week, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with racing at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window each night. For those who wish to purchase tickets in advance, they are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California (92571). The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/, and the office phone is (951) 940-0134.

Once this weekend’s event is over, Moose Racing will take aim on the final race of the 2021 campaign, the “54th Annual Western World Championships,” at the Arizona Speedway on November 13th and 14th.

While the racing season ends in Arizona next weekend, the team will immediately begin work for a busy 2022 campaign that will open with three races at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona in late January. The crew will completely strip down the cars and go over them with a fine-tooth comb, so they are race ready for the opening weekend. In addition, the team will be exploring the possibility of adding marketing partners for another run at the USAC/CRA championship. If you or your business would like to discuss coming on board with one of America’s most famous and popular sprint car teams, call (714) 397-3964, (714) 394-9292 or mailto:Lauri@sprintcars.com mailto:moose9292@me.com

Moose Racing would like to thank the following marketing partners for making the 2021 racing season possible. Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Phil & Eileen King, Lucas Oil Centers (Evansville, IN), and Specialized Powder Coating. Also, the following companies who have provided valuable product support for the team’s racing effort. CRC, Freeway Auto Supply, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, and FKK Indy.

Moose Racing/Austin Williams 2021 Racing Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

3-16 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6TH

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th

7-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 23rd

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS SPRINT CAR TEAM HITS THE HOMESTRETCH OF THE 2021 SEASON STARTING AT THIS WEEKS OVAL NATIONALS

(Ontario, CA, November 3, 2021) The Flowdynamics Sprint Car Racing team will hit the homestretch of the 2021 season this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the 25th Anniversary Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. After this week’s triple header located close to the team’s Ontario, California headquarters, they will head east to the Arizona Speedway next week to conclude the season at the “54th Western World Championships on November 12th and 13th.

Flowdynamics drivers Matt McCarthy of Riverside, California and Yorba Linda, California’s Logan Williams will both have new engines in their cars when the Oval Nationals kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. Williams shook down his new power plant with an eighth-place finish at Perris on October 23rd. McCarthy, who finished three spots behind his teammate after passing nine-cars in the main event, will be debuting his brand new engine on the first of the three straight nights of hardcore sprint car action on the country’s premiere dirt track.

This week’s races will see the Flowdynamics drivers and the crews extremely busy. All three nights they will be battling against not only the usual stars from California, but also the best that Indiana has to offer. Each night will be complete shows with qualifying, heat races and B & A main events. The main events on Thursday and Friday are 30-lappers that will pay the winners $5,000.00. The Saturday finale, which pays $10,000.00 to the winner, will be 40-laps. Needless to say, McCarthy and Williams will be totally focused on what is destined to be the most intense races of 2021.

Going into this weekend, McCarthy comes into the race tenth in the season long USAC/CRA championship standings. Williams is 11th and is only 34-points behind his teammate. Both drivers are breathing down the necks of the eighth and ninth place drivers. With five races to go in a mere span of 10 days, there is a good chance that either one of them could climb as high as eighth when the final points are tallied a week from Saturday.

Fans will be able to meet both drivers after the races each night in the pit area. Both will have their racing shirts available, and they make great Christmas gifts for racing fans.

For those who would like to see the gorgeous Flowdynamics cars and the youthful team drivers in action this week, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with racing at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for all fans at the ticket window all three nights. For those who would like to purchase tickets beforehand, they are available 24-hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by phone at 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will be a practice session for “Oval Nationals” cars on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Fans will be treated to free attendance in the grandstands at the practice and there will be $2.00 pizza, beer, and sodas.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone is (951) 940-0134.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Drink-Pac, Preferred Insulation, DRC Chassis, Kistler Racing and Benic Enterprises.

If you or your company would like to join forces with Flowdynamics Racing, phone John McCarthy at (909) 930-5522 or Email mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

Matt McCarthy 2021 Results

3-12-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 12th A Main

3-13-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 21st A Main

3-25-21 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA DNS

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 20th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 15th B Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

10-23-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

Logan Williams 2021 Results

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 2nd A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 21st A Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

10-2-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

10-23-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

 

 

Robert Ballou To Forego USAC National Sprint Car Series’ Western Swing

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series set to kick off their West Coast swing this weekend and begin the final stretch of the 2021 season, Rocklin, CA native, Robert Ballou, has made the decision to forego his trip back home.

“The west coast swing is a fun trip, but it’s also a hard trip financially at the end of the season,” Robert Ballou said. “I am fortunate to have a great job that helps me afford to race during the Summer months and with a huge project on our hands, I have made the business decision to opt out of the trip and carry on with our work project.”

Ballou, who doubles as a USAC National Sprint Car driver as well as a blue-collar worker during the week, aps his season off with a trio of wins including another Bob Darland Memorial and an Eastern Storm Crown to go along with one of the most talked about races of the season where he out dueled Tyler Courtney to grab a win at Eldora Speedway during #LetsRaceTwo weekend.

“I am bummed to miss out on visiting with some family, friends, and fans, over the next couple of weeks, but we will get a jump start on preparations for the 2022 season, and I hope the trip is in our cards at end of the next season.”

As the series gears up for the Oval Nationals this weekend, Ballou bows out of the campaign sitting eighth in the point standings despite sitting out of one night of competition at Kokomo Speedway as he recovered from an injury over the Summer.

“Our season had some ups and downs, and it was great to get back into victory lane with USAC again,” Ballou noted. “I am looking forward to building our program back up this winter and hopefully getting off to a strong start in Florida this February. I want to extend a big thank you to all of our supporters who stepped up and made this past season possible.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, 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, Abreu Vineyards, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou’s 2021 season has concluded.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins- 3 Top 5’s- 14, Top-10’s- 29

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.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. RACES IN HIS SECOND OVAL NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Chino Hills, CA, November 2, 2021) Two years ago when Eddie Tafoya Jr. was wrapping up the “Rookie of the Year Awards” in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, he caught the eye of fans and competitors at the nation’s premiere traditional sprint car race, the “Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Chino Hills, California driver will take his second shot at the race, and he hopes that his experience on the track in 2021 will propel him to a top finish.

On Thursday, November 17th, 2019, Tafoya started out his first “Oval Nationals” by qualifying 33rd fastest in the 42-car field. He followed that up by placing seventh in his heat race, 12th in the B Main and going from 28th on the start to 26th in the A Main. It was nothing special to steal anyone’s focus for sure, but the next night, early in the show he grabbed everyone’s attention by the jugular. With the same 42 cars on hand, he turned in a near flawless lap of 17.136 in qualifying. That was good for the sixth fastest time against a field of the best traditional sprint car drivers in North America. Later in the night he placed fifth in his heat, seventh in the B Main and went from the 26th starting spot to finish 19th in the A. The final night he was 27th quick, seventh in his heat, eighth in the B and 24th in the A Main after starting 26th.

This weekend Tafoya returns to the “Ovals” as a much more seasoned driver who has sparkled at Perris Auto Speedway all season long. The past PAS “Young Guns” champion has been one of the track’s most consistent drivers this year. In six starts at the facility that is only 35 miles from his home, the handsome racer has only finished out of the top five two times in 2021! His best result of the campaign was a third-place effort in July. Two weeks ago, he started 15th in the main and earned the race “Hard Charger Award” by finishing fifth. He also has two fourth place finishes at The PAS this year along with an eighth and an 18th in May’s annual “Salute to Indy.” However, that 18th-place finish is a bit deceiving. It was a race that had a plethora of yellow flags. Tafoya had stayed out of the chaos and late in the race he had second place sewed up. But the inordinate number of yellows bit him hard when he ran out of fuel with less than five laps to go.

Tafoya’s prowess at Perris bodes well for him this weekend. This year he missed four of the races in the series. The aforementioned performances at Perris made up a lot of ground for the missed events and at present, he has climbed all the way up to eighth in the championship standings.

In addition to his performances at Perris, Tafoya has picked up valuable experience racing out of state in 2021. He has journeyed to Indiana three separate times to race against the best traditional drivers in the nation. The treks across the country to the “Hoosier” State saw him race 12 times on eight different tracks.

Fans who want to watch Tafoya in action this weekend can get a triple dose of the affable driver as all three nights will be complete shows with qualifying, heats and main events. The gates at Perris Auto Speedway will open at 5:00 p.m. all three nights and the first green flag will wave at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. This race will not sell out. For those who wish, advance tickets are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track’s office phone is (951) 940-0134.

After this weekend’s Perris racing extravaganza, Tafoya and the Specialty Fasteners team will close the 2021 season by competing in the “54th Annual Western World Championships” on November 12th and 13th at the Arizona Speedway.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great looking shirts via mail.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, BR Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

7-24 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-25 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main

7-26 Gas City I69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

7-28 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-29 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-30 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th B Main

7-31 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

8-25 Kokomo Speedway Bob Darland Memorial 6th B Main

8-27 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th B Main

8-28 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars DNS

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CAR Sprint Cars 5th A Main

 

 

Huset's Speedway Showcasing Spectacular 2022 Schedule Featuring Several National Tours Intertwined With Weekly Competition

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Nov. 3, 2021) - Huset's Speedway is upping the ante next season after roaring back to life this year.

The high-banked dirt oval currently has 21 dates on the 2022 calendar, including events featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Tri-State Late Models and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

The World of Outlaws visits for the first of four nights on June 5. A Fan Fest precedes the on-track action on June 4 starting at 3 p.m. An "Arch Allies" concert is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. in the infield.

Approximately three weeks later 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' returns for the $100,000-to-win Huset's High Bank Nationals, which runs June 23-25. The three-day spectacle offers one of the largest payouts in short track racing with the opening night paying $15,000 to win and the second night $20,000 to win prior to the six-figure payout during the finale.

The USAC Nationals featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series shifts to July 8-10.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invades the track on July 19 during the only scheduled Tuesday show of the season at Huset's Speedway.

The three premier divisions - the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series - continue as regular classes on most Sundays from early May through early September.

The season opener is May 8 during the Mother's Day Opener that will pay $5,000 to win for 410 sprint cars. Championship Weekend wraps up the 2022 campaign on Sept. 3-4 and will include 410 sprints, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and the Late Model Street Stocks.

The tentative 2022 schedule is posted at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com/schedules .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

 

 

Sides Lands Just Outside Top 10 at Lawton Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Nov. 3, 2021) - Jason Sides captured a pair of top-15 results last weekend when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invaded Oklahoma and Texas.

Sides qualified seventh quickest and finished where he started - third - in a heat race on Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. He then spent all but the final lap of the main event inside the top 10 before ending 11 th.

The team ventured to Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals. Sides timed in 12th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and duked it out just outside of the top 10 throughout the A Main. His 13th-place outing was the team's 20th top 15 this year.

"We wanted a couple of top 10s and we battled for a top 10 both nights, but just came up a little short," he said. "Hopefully we can take that next step forward this weekend in North Carolina to end the season on a positive."

The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., hosts the NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals this weekend. Teams will qualify for the Friday and Saturday racing programs on Thursday.

"It's a unique format with qualifying on Thursday so it's important that you are on point from the first time you hit the track," Sides said. "We've had some good runs at that track, but also some struggles when the qualifying night doesn't go as planned. The goal is to lay down a good lap in both sessions so we can be in contention for a top 10 on Friday and Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 29 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (7).

Oct. 30 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 13 (12).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

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

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

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, 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.

 

 

FACTS ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY HEIMARK ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS

(Perris, CA, November 2, 2021) Facts on the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 4, Friday November 5 and Saturday November 6.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 3. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM each day with racing at 7:00.
PURSE: $98,220.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $10,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The award goes to the driver who accumulates the most points in the preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 34 cars from eight states have pre-entered (complete entry list below).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: C.J. Leary from Greenfield, Indiana
PAST CHAMPION PRE ENTERED: C.J. Leary (2019), Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), and Chris Windom (2010). Complete list of past winners below.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night on the grassy area outside of turn four. The campground opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 – C.J. Leary

25th Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Early Entry List

Car Driver City & State Entrant

1 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

2 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Jack Yeley

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4 Jake Hodges Camarillo, CA Jake Hodges

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports

5 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Baldwin Brothers Racing

5X Alex Banales W. Lafayette, IN Baldwin Brothers Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL KT Motorsports

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Robbie & Gaye Allen

17V Danny Faria Tipton, CA Hollywood Motorsports

19 Chris Windom Canton, IL Brodie Hayward

19AZ Tanner Thorson Minden, NV Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports

21 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA Rich Bender

21AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Mike Burkhardt

25 Chris Muraoka Waianae, HI Sure Can LLC

37 Matt Mitchell Yorba Linda, CA JW Mitchell Motorsports

38 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Glenn Crossno

39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 RJ Johnson Laveen, AZ Ricky Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

52V Trent Williams Apple Valley, CA Ron & Brandi Williams

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics

72 Austin Grabowski Riverside, CA Austin Grabowski

74 Shane Sexton Warner Springs, CA Shane Sexton

74X Shane Cottle Kansas, IL Hodges Automotive

77M C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Michael Motorsports

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA Moose Racing

92M TBA Moose Racing

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

11-0 Ikaika O’Brien Aiea, HI Ikaika O’Brien

There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights of the race. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will a practice session for Oval Nationals only cars on Wednesday November 3rd that will be free for fans it the grandstands.

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

Myers Jr Nets KWS Top-5 in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend in central California competing with the King of the West Series, Joel Myers Jr would have a very strong weekend in 410ci action as he picked up a fourth-place finish on Friday night in Hanford, CA before a late race incident relegated him to a 12th place finish on Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA.

“It was a really good weekend for our race team,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We figured some things out to get our motors a little better, and I felt really comfortable all weekend long.”

Friday night the weekend got underway with a return trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA where scoring issues would cause the series to scrap time trials. Going to a dual heat race format, the Sebastopol, CA youngster would charge from seventh and garner a fourth-place finish aboard the All About Fire Protection/Dirt Dudes/PitStopUSA backed No. 46jr machine.

The second heat race would see ‘Jr’ turn in a very strong performance as he left the field in his wake as he raced to the win. With a strong point total after both heats, Myers Jr earned a berth into the Dash where he would ultimately finish seventh.

By way of the seventh-place finish in the Dash, Myers Jr would take the green flag from the seventh starting position in the 30-lap Anthony Simone Feature event on a very hooked up and fast Keller Auto Speedway surface.

When the race came to life, Myers Jr was able to make a couple of nice to get into fourth as he was able to get by All Star Circuit of Champions regular, Cory Eliason. As Myers and Eliason battled, Myers would lose the fourth spot late in the race as Eliason returned the favor on him.

Back in fifth in the closing laps, Myers would take advantage of an issue that Bud Kaeding had, and it would propel him to a fourth-place finish.

Saturday night the series traveled further south as they invaded Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA the penultimate event of the 2021 season.

Getting off to a tough start in time trials, Myers Jr would get timed in 17th fastest. On another narrow surface, Myers Jr would finish fifth in his heat race, and it would line him up 16th in the feature event.

With most of the field using the low side of the speedway, Myers would make some hay on the high side as he would work his way into the Top-10. Clawing his way forward, the 15-year-old would get up into the eighth position as he battled with All Star Champion, Tyler Courtney.

A couple of late issues would get Myers would of shape and it would result in him slipping back to finish 12th.

“Saturday night we were able to do some things that nobody else was trying and we were making up a lot of ground,” Myers said. “Unfortunately we ran into a couple of issues and we slipped back to finish 12th.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Dirt Dudes, Amerikote, PitStopUSA, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Factory Kahne Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

ON TAP: Myers Jr will head to Stockton, CA this weekend as he will compete in a 360ci event on Friday night before taking part in the KWS finale on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Misfortune Strikes Blake Carrick in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Bolting a 410ci power plant into the Carrick Motorsports No. 38B machine, Blake Carrick made the trip to Hanford, CA to battle with the King of the West Series where misfortune would strike on the fifth lap and bring his night to an early end.

“We had to draw for heat races with the scoring loop not working and we ended up lining up 18th in the feature,” Blake Carrick said. “The track was super-fast and heavy, and it made passing tough. Unfortunately, cars wrecked on the fifth lap and some got hit with some debris and it ended up ending our night.”

Checking in at Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night for the Anthony Simone Classic, timing and scoring issues would force track and series officials to run a dual heat race program on this night.

Lining up sixth in his first heat race aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine, Carrick would hang on to finish sixth with passing at a bit of a premium. The second round of heat races would see the Lincoln, CA driver line up on the front row of his heat race before he lost the drag race entering turn one.

Settling into second, Carrick would hang to finish in the runner up position as his point total would then place him 18th on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

In the opening few laps, Carrick would pick up a couple of quick positions as he was took over the 14th spot. On the fifth lap, debris form another car would blow through Carrick’s rock screen and get into the cockpit.

From the impact to Blake himself as well as some damage, the incident would unfortunately bring Carrick’s night to an early end.

“It was a bummer to have our nigh end early, but luckily I’m okay and the damage to our car wasn’t too bad,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to more 410ci action this weekend in Stockton, 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 is now set for more KWS action on Saturday night in Stockotn, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-29

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

 

 

The Shark Runs 2nd with KWS at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a return trip to Keller Auto Speedway with the King of the West Series on Friday night, Sean Becker would go toe-to-toe with Shane Golobic for the race win before ultimately settling for a second-place finish.

“Everything was working out in our favor on Friday night, but despite a wing failure, I’m still not sure we would have been able to hold off Shane Golobic,’ Sean Becker said. “To win a KWS race you have to be at full strength, and it was definitely a heartbreaker to not be able to finish it off.”

Friday night got started off with a bit of turmoil at Keller Auto Speedway as timing and scoring issues forced officials to make a change and utilize a dual heat race format rather than have drivers time in.

Lining up fourth in his first heat aboard the Starr Property Management/A.R.T./Morrison Concrete backed No. 83V, Becker would finish fourth on a very heavy and fast racing surface.

Becker’s second heat race would again see the Roseville, CA driver line up in the fourth position but in this race, he was able to gain a few more points as he tallied a second-place finish which would lock him into the Dash.

Lining up on the front row of the Dash, ‘The Shark” would finish second to Shane Golobic which would put him on the front row of the 30-lap Anthony Simone Classic feature event.

When the race came to life it was Becker jumping out to the early lead. Leading the way early, a couple of stoppages would allow Golobic a chance to take the top spot, and he would on a lap five restart only to see a red flag fly and negate the pass and put Becker back out front.

Following the open red, Becker would not let the same thing happen on this restart as he was able to lead the way and keep the field behind him. On the extremely fast racing surface, Becker would bobble on the 13th lap, and it would allow Golobic to by him for good.

Chasing after Golobic during the final half of the race, Becker would cap the Simone Classic off with a second-place finish.

The weekend did not end here however, as the series traveled further south to Kern County Dirt Track for their penultimate event of the season on Saturday night.

With a functional scoring system, all things would roll off as scheduled and Becker would time in eighth fastest amongst the 20-cars checked in to battle on this night.

Running fourth in his heat race, Becker would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position.

Despite another narrow surface on this night, Becker was able to battle with some of the series best as he worked his way into the Top-10. With things clicking off quickly, Becker would solidify his position in the Top-10 in the race’s closing stages as he went on to finish 10th.

“Saturday was another solid night for the Vertullo Motorsports team,” Sean Becker said. “We battled all main event long with some really good cars and great drivers. I am really glad we were able to sneak into the Top-10 late in the race and finish there.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-57, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 13, Top-10’s- 30

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action this weekend in Stockton, CA for both the SCCT and KWS season finale events.

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.

 

 

Justin Sanders Nets 21st Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders and the Works Limited team continued their hot streak with the King of the West Series as Sanders picked up another win on Saturday night at Kern County Dirt Track marking his 21st win of the season.

“We had a lot of speed at both Hanford, and Kern County,” Justin Sanders said. “The track was super hooked up on Friday night and after a couple of “bikes” I thought something was broken and had to go to the back. Saturday night, we had another good car and were able to race to another win.”

Getting another doubleheader weekend underway on Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway, scoring issues forced series officials to implement a format change that scrapped time trials.

Running two heats instead, the Aromas, CA driver would race to a win in his first heat before picking up a third-place finish in his second heat race and locking into the Dash.

Sitting as the high point guy, the full Dash inversion placed him 10th on the starting grid on what was a very heavy and fast racing surface. Able to pick up two positions in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, Sanders would find himself in the fourth row to start the 30-lap feature event.

Able to work his way up to sixth in the first couple of laps, Sanders would bike hard on a pair of occasions and come to a stop as he thought something was amiss on his machine. After going to the work area, Sanders would be relegated to the back of the pack on a surface that remained extremely difficult to pass on.

Running a handful of laps, Sanders would make the business decision to pull in and turn his attention to Saturday’s event.

Checking in at Kern County on Saturday, Sanders got things kicked off by timing in with the fastest lap in qualifying time trials. Lining up fourth in his heat race, Sanders would gain a position and tally a third-place finish.

With his qualifying effort mixed with his heat race finish, Sanders would transfer into the Dash. Winning the Dash, Sanders would lead the field to green as he chased after his 21st win of the season.

Getting the jump, Sanders would set a torrid pace as he flexed his muscle early in the feature event.

Hitting his marks, Sanders would cap off a strong showing by racing his way to the win as he was masterful on the Kern County Dirt Track.

“I am having a blast racing with this team, and it is cool to get another win with them,” Sanders said. “Looking forward to getting another shot together this weekend in Stockton, CA.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, 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 2021.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-60, Wins-21, Top 5’s-36, Top-10’s-42

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.


 

Ryan Robinson leads Sprint Car Challenge Tour into championship finale at Stockton Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…Fresh off his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory last month Foresthill, California’s Ryan Robinson brings the point lead into this Saturday’s championship finale at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The can’t miss event marks the 38th “Tribute to Gary Patterson” and showcases championship night for both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, along with the King of the West-NARC 410 Series.

Robinson has put together a tremendously consistent season in the Weiher Racing No. 14W and last time out at Petaluma Speedway pocketed his initial SCCT triumph. The 21-year-old brings a 47-point advantage at the top of the standings into the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday.

He now looks to join his father David as a Northern California touring 360 champion. His dad, affectionately known as Powerfeed, captured the California Civil War 360 Sprint Car title in 1999 and 2004. The younger Robinson is also searching to become just the second champion of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour after Kyle Hirst earned top accolades in 2017-‘19.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland has also had an excellent season all around and will look to pull off some magic at the final point event. Copeland has earned one win along with four runner up finishes in SCCT competition. He’s also fresh off an impressive runner up outing at the Trophy Cup in Tulare.

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg round out the top-five with one points event remaining. Cox claimed a win at the Bradway Memorial, Forsberg picked up the Hall Memorial, while Becker looks to finish off the season in victory lane at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the ninth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

With the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus automatically factored in, this Saturday’s SCCT finale will award $3,000-to-win the feature. The unclaimed KLR bonus money from this season will be sprinkled throughout the field.

A show and shine plus live band will entertain the crowd from 1-4pm behind the grandstands, with an autograph session/ meet and greet from 4-6pm in front of the grandstands featuring several racers of the days gone by, including 20-time Outlaw champ Steve Kinser. The famed Walter T Ross No. 56 will also be on display during the evening.

Adult tickets this Saturday November 6th will cost $35, while kids 5-12, seniors 65+ and military with ID are $25, kids four and under will be free. Seating is general admission and tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-6th-kws-narc-410-scct-360-sprint-car-championship-finales-tickets-169579618203?aff=sdt

The pit gate for competitors opens at approximately 1pm, while the front gate for spectators opens at 3pm. The drivers meeting will be held around 4pm, with track packing shortly after. Hot laps, Bianchi Farms qualifying and heat races will follow. There is also no sound rule for this Saturday’s event.

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

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, Pit Stop USA, Bianchi Farms, Bullard Construction, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

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

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Coming to Ransomville in 2022

RANSOMVILLE, NY (November 2, 2021) The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series will be coming to the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 8, 2022. The visit to the “Big R” by the All Star Circuit of Champions will be the second in series history. Kelly Kinser won the A-Main back on May 26, 2000.

“Sunshine” Tyler Courtney won the 2021 championship over Cory Eliason, and Hunter Schuerenberg. Courtney had eight wins on the season in route to the series title.

Speedway management is working on the entire 2022 schedule and will be released in the coming weeks, including what class(es) will be joining the All Star Circuit of Champions on July 8.

There is one final event on the 2021 schedule, the annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 4 at the Lewiston Fire Company #2 Hall, located at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31). Donna Eick’s catered dinner will be served at 5:30pm, with the awards ceremony beginning at 7:00pm. There will also be an open bar. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by contacting the Ransomville Speedway office at (716) 791-3602. All awards and plaques will be going to Ransomville Speedway members. Drivers questioning their membership status are encouraged to contact the Ransomville Speedway office at (716) 791-3602.

 

 

Xavier Doney Dominates 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Rookie of the Year

Belleville, IL (11/2/21) Flying onto the sprint car scene in 2020 with a limited showing of five events within the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, Xavier Doney, of Odessa Missouri, would use this past racing season as a launching pad. Solidifying himself as a notable name among the Midwest, Doney would not only finish runner-up in the overall season standings gain the title of Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Rookie of the Year honors in 2021.

The “X-Man” Doney sporting the Doney-Lawson Racing, Design Source Flooring, Mohawk, Engineered Floors, DRC Chassis, Kissler 410 Racing Engine #74 would notch seventeen Feature Starts within POWRi WAR racing, placing inside the top-10 on sixteen occasions. Earning ten top-5 placements, Xavier would represent himself well posting five runner-up finishes.

Claiming a remarkable 530 Point advantage in the Rookie of the Year campaign, Xavier would be in the thick of the overall standings championship by only finishing a mere -90 points behind the eventual champion Mario Clouser.

Leading the POWRi WAR Spring League with an astonishing 5.35 Average Finish, the fifteen-year-old Doney would earn six heat race wins at Lake Ozark Speedway (4/2, 7/23, & 7/24), Lucas Oil Speedway (4/24 & 9/16), and Spoon River Speedway (6/12). Grabbing a sole High Point Qualifier Awards at Lake Ozark Speedway (7/24) and earning the Event High Point Award on the final night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway (9/18).

Proving talent well beyond his years, Xavier Doney proved to be a threat to win in every event while showing that the sport is alive and well in a youthful movement. Moving forward, Doney should certainly be exciting to watch as he continues to climb through the rankings of talented open-wheel competitors within the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League.

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.

 

 

Mario Clouser Claims 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Championship

Belleville, IL. (11/2/2021) Prevailing through perseverance the 2021 racing season with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League would witness a fresh face atop the championship standings as Mario Clouser attained the ultimate honors in the year-long quest of greatness.

Hitting the circuit of seventeen feature starts Mario “Speedwagon” Clouser would notch a series-leading six victories on the season with eleven top-five performances, fifteen finishes by-way-of top-ten runs. Gaining six top times in hot laps, nine heat race victories, four high-point qualifier awards, and a pair of hard charger accolades on the season within POWRi WAR.

Driving the familiar Mario Clouser Racing, Yokohama Tires, Clouser Auto Repair, NAPA of Auburn, Jason Keefer, Diversified Machine, K1 RaceGear, Bell Racing, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tire, DRC Chassis, Claxton 410, from Auburn, Illinois, Mario would personally thank “My family easily sacrificed the most though.

Kaitlin is left at home each weekend along with countless nights to take care of the house, kids, bills, yard, you name it she does it. My parents (Paul and Gina) let me miss about every Friday and Saturday of the entire spring/summer seasons at work so I can go racing along with my dad helping in the shop a lot of nights. Without them in my corner I wouldn’t be racing at all.”

6 Feature Wins: Lake Ozark Speedway (4/3 & 8/21) | Charleston Speedway (5/21 & 6/11) | Spoon River Speedway (6/12) | Missouri State Fair Speedway (7/29).
6 Top Times: Lake Ozark Speedway (4/3, 7/23, & 8/21) | Lucas Oil Speedway (4/24) | I-70 Motorsports Park (5/1) | Charleston Speedway (6/11).
9 Heat Race Wins: Lake Ozark Speedway (4/3) | Lucas Oil Speedway (4/24 & 9/16) | Valley Speedway (4/25 & 7/17) | I-70 (5/1) | Charleston Speedway (5/21 & 6/11) | Spoon River Speedway (6/12).
4 High Point Qualifier Awards: Lake Ozark Speedway (4/3) | Charleston Speedway (5/21 & 5/22) | Lucas Oil Speedway (9/16).
2 Hard Chargers: I-70 Motorsports Park (5/1) | Missouri State Fair Speedway (7/29).

Clouser would add, “Brian Cripe has been a great crew chief this season, allowing me to worry less about the car at the track and more about driving helps more than I can explain. We’ve been all over the board on setups but work really well together and are constantly learning, which is one of my favorite things about this sport.”

“It takes major commitment to follow an entire series and to not falter, add in work and family and you’ll have yourself a hectic summer (believe me). Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow, we’re the driving force for me to get it done this year. Without their added support I’d never have been able to run as well as we did and have enough equipment to follow the entire season. Sadly, Chuck passed away before he could see us finish it off so, Chucky, this one is definitely for you” added Clouser to cap off his winning season.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League Schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. 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.

 

 

BRODY ROA SET FOR THIS WEEK’S OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, November 1, 2021) Brody Roa will be making his last 2021 Southern California racing appearances this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the “25th Anniversary Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00 all three nights.

The Garden Grove, California driver will return to the popular Riverside, County racetrack just two weeks after he turned a dramatic drive from the back of the pack to finish fourth on October 23rd. After running in the top five most of the first half of that race, Roa took evasive action to stay out of a wreck in front of him on lap 16. As he stopped on the track to try and avoid hitting a flipping car, he had to go to the rear for the restart. From there he drove forward and had come all the way back to eighth in 10-laps. In dramatic fashion, he picked off four more cars in just two laps to take a hard fought and well deserved fourth place finish.

Perris Auto Speedway was also the site of the biggest win thus far in Roa’s career. On November 9, 2017, Roa finished third in the opening night preliminary for the “Oval Nationals” which features the best drivers from the West Coast vs the best from the Midwest. Twenty-four hours later he started on the pole in the “Evelyn Pratt Memorial” and led every inch of the way for not only his first ever win at Perris, but also his first USAC National Sprint Car victory.

“This is the biggest one by far,” the happy victor told the crowd after that win. “To win a national is pretty incredible and to get our first Perris win after being so close so many times, that just takes it to another level. I am almost speechless after this one. I do not know how to react, what to do or what to say.”

Despite being plagued by a car issue the next night, Roa still started and finished sixth in the 40-lap finale.

Two years ago at the last “Oval Nationals,” Roa was not in his own car and his performance was not up to its usual standards. In the preliminary mains he finished 13th and 14th. In the Saturday night finale, a blown engine forced him out early with a frustrating 26th place finish.

Roa will arrive at this week’s “Oval Nationals” second in the USAC/CRA Series standings, 72-points out of the lead with five races to go in the season. This year at Perris he has wins in the “Salute to Indy” and the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.” In the other five races he has contested on the Riverside County oval this year, he has been in the top five four times with second, third, fourth, and fifth-place finishes. The only time the 30-year-old finished out of the top five was when he broke while running second at the season opener on April 24th. In the six races he has completed, he has an average finish of 2.66.

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session for Oval Nationals entered cars that will be free for spectators on Wednesday, November 3rd. The practice will begin at 5:00 p.m. and $2.00 pizza, beer and soda will be available to the fans.

Fans who would like to attend this week’s race can find Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California (92571). Tickets will be available all three nights at the tracks ticket office. The race will not sell out. Fans who would like to purchase tickets in advance can do so 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by phone at 1-800-595-4849. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

After this week’s Perris event, Roa and the crew will cross the desert for the final race of 2021, the “54th Annual Western World Championships,” at the Arizona Speedway on November 12th and 13th.

Brody Roa merchandise will make great Christmas gifts for his fans. You can see it all in his online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To see check it out, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

 

 

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWY RETURNS TO 2022 MUST SEE RACING SCHEDULE

November 1, 2021 – Holly, Michigan – The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro continues to release individual event tracks and dates leading up to the full schedule announcement targeted for mid-month.

Today Must See Racing announced that its 410 series will be heading back to Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan twice in 2022.

"The two MSR events at Michigan's Birch Run Speedway on June 10th and July 22nd, 2022, is a perfect venue for our high powered, high speed winged sprint car action” explained MSR president Jim Hanks.

“We are really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans at this outstanding fan friendly facility. Our teams can't wait to attack the banking on the 4/10's mile speed plant."

The return of MSR to Birch Run Speedway after a three-year absence is sure to generate excitement and a great crowd. The series last competed at the track on July 6, 2019.

MSR’S last visit to Birch Run Speedway drew 23 cars and saw Jason Blonde win a thriller over Ryan Litt that went right down to the wire.

The venue is the perfect fit for winged sprint cars and has provided great racing over the years.

When ‘The Fastest Short Track Cars in the World’ invade Birch Run Speedway June 10, it is anticipated another night of great racing will be on tap. Teams will be shooting for Brian Gerster’s track record of 13.287 set on July 5, 2019.

For more info on Must See Racing and the 2022 schedule please visit www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott Early Entrants into Merced Speedway’s November Extravaganza

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- With the calendar flipping to November, things continue to come together for the 2nd Annual Merced Midget Madness and 360 Sprint Car event presented by The Healing Tree and Tarlton and Son, Inc. Off the bat, two notable names have announced their intentions to compete as Kyle Larson will be in action in both the NOS Energy USAC National Midget Series event as well as the Merced Winged 360 event, and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Chase Elliott will also be in action as he is set to make his Sprint Car debut.

Larson, the current NASCAR point leader comes into the event with another notable 2021 campaign under his belt on both dirt and pavement. Notching nine wins in NASCAR to date, Larson has also picked up Sprint Car wins all over the country including winning the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals, as well as winning his second consecutive Chili Bowl to open the year up back in January.

The Elk Grove, CA native will be back behind the wheel of the Kevin Kozlowski owned No. 57winged sprint car, the same car he was in when he won the 2020 event at Merced Speedway, and will be back aboard his own No. 1k midget as he takes on the stars and cars of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series.

2020 NASCAR Cup Champion, Chase Elliot, has dabbled on the dirt at times in 2021 piloting a Midget at various races including during the 2021 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Running a very limited dirt schedule in 2021, Elliot will try something new during this event as he will pilot a winged 360ci during the November 23rd and 24th event.

Elliot will make his debut in a Sprint Car aboard the potent Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine. With Tarlton and Son, Inc’s partnership with Hendrick Motorsports over the course of the season, the pairing is natural as the Dawsonville, GA native continues to hone his craft in dirt open wheel racing.

The 2nd Annual Merced Midget Madness with Merced Winged 360’s presented by Tarlton and Son, Inc. and The Healing Tree takes over Merced Speedway on November 23rd and 24th with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series complete points paying shows on each night, with the Winged 360’s also on the card each night running the Sprint Car Challenge Tour format.

With the event standard for USAC, the Sprint Car program will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour rulebook and format. Tuesday night’s race will offer up $1500 to the Sprint Car winner and $200 to make the start the ‘A’, while Wednesday night’s program will pay the Sprint Car winner $2500, and offer $300 to start the ‘A’.

Tickets for this event are available online at www.mercedspeedway.net, and will have tickets available at the track on race day. Adult tickets will be available for $22, Seniors and Military for $20, Kids 6-12 for $5, and those fans 5 and under will be admitted for no cost.

On both Tuesday and Wednesday night the pit gates will open at 2pm, the Grandstands will open at 5pm, and racing is slated to go green at 7pm.

Camping for this event is available. For those interested in reserving a spot, please contact that Merced Fairgrounds at 209-722-1506.

If you are unable to make it to the track for this event, FloRacing.TV will have LIVE flag to flag coverage each night.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

Starks Highlights Scaled-Back Season With Three Feature Triumphs

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 2, 2021) - This season was certainly a change of pace for Trey Starks, who prioritized business over racing for the first time in his career.

"It was a little bit different than it's been the last 11 or 12 years, but in a way it was more relaxing and more enjoyable," he said. "It's a new chapter I guess."

While Starks only hit the track roughly two dozen times, he earned a trio of feature victories and numerous other stout results.

"Being at home tracks that I've raced plenty of times, it didn't seem to have a negative effect to not race regularly," he said. "If we were racing less and still traveling around I'd say that would have hurt our performance."

Starks' first triumph of the season came on Aug. 7 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., where he captured the famed Marvin Smith Memorial.

"It felt good to win the three races and we picked them all off toward the end of the season," he said. "The first one coming at the Marvin Smith Memorial was perfect timing. Cottage Grove is one of my favorite tracks. The Marvin Smith Memorial and Dirt Cup are two of the races if we're racing back home that I really want to win. I'm glad we got one of them. It was the first time we were at Cottage Grove in a while so to get a win there, especially during the Marvin Smith Memorial, was special."

Starks added two victories at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., including his final race of the season.

"The last one we weren't even going to go to, but they upped the purse so we decided to head there," he said. "I think we lapped up to fifth. It gives us that little bit more going into next season. Work was really busy this year so we raced when we could. We didn't get to spend as much time focusing on racing as we'd have liked to. Where we're heading right now that'll be the theme so that win gives us an extra boost and incentive throughout the offseason. I think the Northwest racing scene is going to grow next year so we want to be prepared to take advantage."

Starks also produced a career-best runner-up result during the Dirt Cup to go along with two top 10s in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition, top 10s during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals and a charge from 15th to second during the Fred Brownfield Classic to tie his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result.

"Dirt Cup is one that we've gotten closer to winning over the years," he said. "We've been able to perform better and better. This year it felt like even though we had good performances we left a little on the table. The final night we could have been better. But it's one of those races I've been watching a long time so to have a great run felt good. Although we didn't race regularly, I think we were strong at all of the big events in the Northwest."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

Ramey Earns Two Titles During Stout Second Season in a Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Nov. 2, 2021) - Gunner Ramey's sophomore season behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car exceeded expectations.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver captured his first two career sprint car championships along with six top fives and 13 top 10s during an ambitious schedule around the Midwest.

"It's definitely cool," Ramey said. "I feel you don't see that a lot with two championships in one year. Unfortunately, we didn't get any wins, but it shows with the championships how consistent we were the last half of the season. I think that's what made us able to accomplish that. Terry prepares a great car for me every week. We don't have failures from a lack of maintenance so it's easy to drive.

"As a driver I felt I got better with the more laps we raced. This is really my first full season since last year I didn't run very many races. Laps were so important. The more I got the better we did and I made fewer mistakes. Going to a lot of different tracks this year helped a lot, too. It all came together for us."

Ramey earned the ASCS Warrior Region title on the heels of one top five and four top 10s. He used three top fives in four features to garner the Lake Ozark Speedway track championship.

"We had planned on making most of the Lake Ozark Speedway shows, but we were going to have to miss several of them," he said. "They had a bunch of rainouts and we ended up making it to all of them. The second to last race we realized we were leading the points and their last show was the last ASCS Warrior Region show so it worked out."

Ramey also noted his experience during his first 360 Knoxville Nationals and Short Track Nationals as highlights of the season.

"We didn't have the greatest finish, but being able to run the 360 Knoxville Nationals is super cool," he said. "It's a dream come true that you think about as a kid. To actually get to run at Knoxville Raceway several times this year and run the 360 Knoxville Nationals is neat. I'd like to have had a better performance, but getting to race was special. Along with that some of the bigger prestigious events like the Short Track Nationals and the Hockett/McMillin Memorial were impactful."

Ramey posted his second career top 10 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during a preliminary night feature at the Short Track Nationals. He also hustled from 25th to 15th during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial - also an ASCS National Tour event. Ramey's career-best result with the series was a seventh-place showing at Lake Ozark Speedway.

"I felt like we were pretty competitive at most of the national shows we went to," he said. "You're racing with the best of the best so those results are a big confidence boost moving forward."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Retrieving Freedom

Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help veterans and children with Autism. Retrieving Freedom breeds and trains dogs that exhibit specific traits necessary to perform tasks to help individuals and they believe in matching the dog to the recipient. For more information, visit http://www.retrievingfreedom.org

"Retrieving Freedom is an incredible company that is helping make a difference in the community," Ramey said. "I'm happy to help them spread the word so that we can get people the help that deserve it the most."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, Ostrich Racing Engines, Mid-Mo Equipment, Embry Snow Removal, T.R. Welding, Next LED, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Builds Confidence With Win and Strong Runs During Marquee Events in 2021

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 2, 2021) - Garet Williamson soaked up as much as he could during a wild second season on the road with Bryant Paver Motorsports.

"The biggest thing is that we learned a lot this season and we were certainly battled tested," he said. "I think you're always going to face adversity going through race seasons. If you can make the downs as minimal as possible or you can get out of the hole quickly that's ideal. I think we're getting better at that.

"I learned a lot more of racing a full race and not just going out there wide open. You have to do that sometimes, but you have to have some kind of a game plan and race the race. You have to be smart about it."

It paid off throughout the season as Williamson produced strong results during most of the bigger 360ci winged sprint car events in the summer and fall. He posted career-best runs at the 360 Knoxville Nationals as well as the Short Track Nationals. Williamson also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

His lone triumph of the season came on Aug. 1 when Williamson swept a Sprint Invaders event at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., winning a heat race, the dash and the main event.

"I don't know if the win would be the biggest highlight of the year, but wins are a big deal," he said. "Knoxville Nationals was big for us. We were fourth on our prelim night and we locked into the Saturday main event. That was cool locking into our first Nationals."

Williamson also logged laps in a 410 sprint car, making his first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series A Main as well as competing during the famed Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions.

"It was nice getting to run some 410 races," he said. "The competition is insane. The level of competition throughout the field is really good, especially when we ran the Ohio Speedweek deal. Everybody was good. We didn't run anything other than World of Outlaws or All Stars races so it was always tough in the 410.

"It was a good year for me and the team. I'm grateful for Bryant and his family for the opportunity as well as everyone who supported and helped our team. This was a good building block and I'm looking forward to taking another step forward next year."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com .

"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, Royal Power Sports, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Schure Built Suspensions, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Gravel Scores Top Five at Lawton Speedway and Top 10 at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Nov. 2, 2021) - David Gravel highlighted last weekend with a fifth-place performance at Lawton Speedway.

The Big Game Motorsports driver followed the outing with a ninth-place showing the ensuing night at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which hosted the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"It was an okay weekend," he said. "The first night we qualified pretty good and did our job early in the night to get into the dash. We didn't get a good dash draw and I wasn't able to gain a row in the dash like I would have liked. It would have been a huge benefit to get to fourth and start the feature on the outside of the second row."

Gravel qualified third quickest, placed second in a heat race and finished fifth in the dash at the dirt oval in Lawton, Okla. He battled for a top five throughout the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series A Main before ending fifth - his 44th top five of the season.

"It also would have changed our race if we were a little better," he said. "We could maintain, but just couldn't make anything happen. I got a little free in the middle of the race. Then I got the wing back and that made the car better. We were good enough to hang around, but not charge forward."

The team headed to Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday.

"We went out early in qualifying and it wasn't a good thing," he said. "Everybody picked it up midway through the qualifying order. Cody (Jacobs) hasn't been there as a crew chief and Devil's Bowl is a very unique place. We think we might have had the wrong gear in for qualifying and it was the last night that we had that motor in before it was sent off to being rebuilt. With all of that combined we didn't qualify as well as we normally do, which will happen in racing from time to time."

Gravel timed in ninth quickest. A third-place result in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the fifth row in the A Main.

"The track wasn't very racy," he said. "We were able to start third and finish third in the heat. In the feature we got to eighth. On a restart we tried to go around some guys in turns one and two and lost two spots. We were able to get one back to finish ninth. We were just a little bit too tight."

The season concludes this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals. Gravel has won four World of Outlaws features at the event.

"We can't go there and lay an egg," he said. "We need to be competitive and run well. There's a big emphasis on qualifying good and then racing good. Luckily, Charlotte has been a good track for me and the No. 2 car was fast there last year so hopefully that all comes together this weekend."

Gravel enters the weekend ranked second in the World of Outlaws standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 29 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (5).

Oct. 30 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

80 races, 13 wins, 44 top fives, 66 top 10s, 75 top 15s, 78 top 20s

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Brian Brown Bound for World of Outlaws World Finals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Nov. 2, 2021) - Brian Brown wraps up the 2021 season this weekend when he ventures to North Carolina to tackle the NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals.

It marks the final opportunity of the season for Brown to capture a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph.

Oct. 22 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 21 (6).

"The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown was a great event with FVP having a bunch of customers and employees out there," Brown said. "We went out toward the end of qualifying when the track slowed down and went second quick. Then we won our heat race, but we had brake issues from the dash on. At the end of the night we were fighting for a top 10, but with no brakes you don't want to put yourself or anybody else in harm's way so we pulled off early."

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

"Money-wise it's two Outlaws shows, but prestige-wise it's hovering around that top five in the events that we race," Brown said. "It ends the season, too, so you want to go there and have a good result. It propels you into a good winter. All the cars that are in the hunt to win across the country are usually there so it's a tough deal, but it's a place we've been successful at in the past.

"We were able to win there in 2014. It seems we're usually competing for a top five during at least one of the nights there so we're looking forward to it.

"We want to go in there and get qualified well. With qualifying for both shows on Thursday it's important to unload well because you can set yourself up for two good nights or two bad nights on that first night. We need to have all of our ducks in a row to have a final good weekend of the year."

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 34 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 54 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 - Winters Performance Products

Winters Performance Products is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1958. It specializes in rear ends and builds products for the entire auto racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.WintersPerformance.com .

"We've been very fortunate to work with great partners like Winters Performance Products," Brown said. "They make all of our rear ends. We're lucky to have a good partner that builds a good quality piece that puts our 900 horsepower to the ground."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, 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, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

AVEDISIAN TAKES MOMENTUM FROM TURKEY BOWL WIN INTO MILLBRIDGE SHOWDOWN & USAC DEBUT

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (November 2, 2021) – 15-year-old Jade Avedisian of Clovis, Calif. nearly swept the prestigious Turkey Bowl XXII at Stockton’s Delta Speedway on Saturday night, continuing a successful Micro Sprint season. She will ride that momentum into Tuesday and Wednesday’s Carolina Micro Showdown at North Carolina’s Millbridge Speedway, paying $10,000-to-win.

Her 2021 season will continue to be full of excitement as she will compete in the entire USAC National Midget Series west coast swing in November, including races at Bakersfield Speedway, Merced Speedway, and the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Saturday November 27 at Ventura Raceway. With 12 wins to her credit this season in Micro Sprints, Avedisian will search for her first national Midget victory on the biggest stages in her home state.

Avedisian was the highest point earner on Friday night during the Turkey Bowl XXII in Stockton, Calif. in the Super 600 division after heats and qualifiers. She was also one of only two drivers to advance to the pole shuffle in both Super 600 and Non-Wing. She started on the outside pole in the Super 600 40-lap feature on Saturday night and started fourth in Non-Wing. The Non-Wing feature began with a crash that advanced Avedisian to the outside pole for the restart. She grabbed the lead and never relented, leading wire-to-wire for the $2,000 triumph. In Super 600, Avedisian found something on the bottom line through turns three and four, overhauling track champion Caden Sarale for the lead on lap 22. Sarale battled back to take the win with Avedisian earning a strong third place finish.

Her most recent POWRi National Midget start in the No. 84 for CBi was at I-44 Riverside Speedway where she finished sixth in the 30-lap feature. Her next starts with POWRi will be on November 5 and 6 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas. For the 2020 National Open Wheel 600 Micro Sprint national champion, Avedisian won her debut appearance at Caney on June 10, 2020 and has five career Micro Sprint podiums in six starts at the quarter-mile bullring.

Race fans can view Tuesday and Wednesday’s action for the Carolina Micro Sprint Showdown on Dirtvision. Friday and Saturday’s racing from Caney Valley with the POWRi National Midgets will be televised on MAVTV Plus.

Learn more about Jade Avedisian at http://www.JadeAvedisian.com

Jade would like to thank her sponsors CMT, Sheesh!, WHR, Eric Wright, Andy and Wanda Legate, Xtreme Products, Driven Performance, Driven Midwest, Advanced Water Solutions, Lineman Motorsports, Garlock Collision, Impact Racing, Arai Helmets, CB Industries, and Topline Titanium

For information on sponsoring Jade Avedisian, contact her parents Kim & Ryan at avedracing@gmail.com or (559) 313-3982.

 

 

Zearfoss scores top-ten at Lawton; World of Outlaws World Finals to close season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 1, 2021) – Brock Zearfoss’ rookie campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt may be nearing its completion, but the ambition to perform does not lack, as the “Jonestown Jet” secured his 22nd top-ten finish of the 2021 season Friday evening at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, utilizing a front row starting position to solidify his outcome.

Finishing seventh, officially, Zearfoss was in near-perfect form the entire evening in southern Oklahoma, kicking things off with the second-fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed by a second-place finish during his respective heat race. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native went on to finish second in the evening’s dash ultimately setting up his front row starting position for the 35-lap A-Main.

Although unable to clinch back-to-back top-ten performances, Zearfoss was close, ending his Saturday night visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway with an 11th-place score. With all results considered, Zearfoss’ performances through Oklahoma and Texas should be enough to solidify ninth in the final World of Outlaws driver standings.

“We didn’t want to slip that far back, but racing with the Outlaws is tough…as tough as it gets. One mistake can cost you multiple positions,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “It’s tough to think that the year is almost over. Regardless, we still have work to do. To end the year with a victory in Charlotte would be pretty incredible. That’s our goal and we’re going to do everything we can to get it done.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2021 season with the highly sought after World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Set for Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6, the Greatest Show On Dirt’s season finale will feature two, full programs, all of which kicking off with two rounds of qualifying time trials on Thursday. The weekend will continue with back-to-back programs featuring preliminary and feature action on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Each of the Friday and Saturday main events will award $12,000-to-win.

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., 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, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, 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.

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

STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 7 Top-10s: 30 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 0 Top-5s: 0 Top-10s: 22

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth. Finished seventh at Lawton Speedway on October 29.

 

 

Jones Scary Fast at Whyalla

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

On Halloween Eve last Saturday night Murray Bridge resident Ryan Jones sent chills through his opposition as he led all 30 laps to claim the opening round of the Unearth Whyalla Sprintcar Track Championship at the Whyalla Speedway. After setting the quickest time in qualifying Jones then went on to win the opening heat with his only defeat of the night coming in the Top 6 Dash. The victory was his first at the Whyalla venue and the 30th of his Sprintcar career.

“I think Keke (Falland) showed a bit of inexperience by choosing the outside on the start, I guess he thought he could pinch me down on the start and get around the top, but I got a good start and then I was able to control the race out front. I really must give Michael (Brown) and the team here at Whyalla great credit for getting behind Sprintcar racing and putting together this series and giving us another place to race” added Ryan following his win.

Second place went to Daniel Pestka who shadowed Jones for the entire distance, but he just couldn’t find a way past. After starting on the third row Matt Egel made his way onto the podium but with the race running the final 28 laps nonstop, he simply couldn’t make the ground he lost early in the race.

Fourth place went to Riverland racer Keke Falland, who was driving his Ford powered Cool for the first time since March 2020, while Max Vidau showed good speed as he finished as the final car on the lead lap in fifth. Luke Bowey, who was also making his first start for over 18 months, and Joel Heinrich were the final finishers.

After running inside the top four Lisa Walker ended her night on the infield after the driveline fell out of the #4, while Clinton Warner and Chris James were also classified as non-finishers.

With only ten cars fronting for Round 1of the Track Championship the format was changed slightly with Time-Trials, 1 round of heats, a Dash and a 30-lap final.

In Time Trials Ryan Jones set the pace with a lap of 11.939, just edging out Matt Egel’s lap of 11.995.The heats would see the top 3 from each transfer into the dash with Jones, Pestka and Falland making it through from heat 1 while Walker, Egel and Vidau made the field via heat 2.

In the random draw for the dash positions Pestka would draw the number 1 chip but he got all crossed up on the start allowing Falland to take the lead. Falland would win the dash and then prior to the main event getting underway Falland chose to start on the outside of the front row.

Round 2 of the Unearth Whyalla Sprintcar Track Championship will take place on November 20, 2021.

 

 

PASS Drivers ALMOST Take National Titles, Reed is PASS ROTY

After two straight seasons of having the PA Sprint Series Champion also win the IMCA/RaceSaver national title, 2021 was the season of almost.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, who claimed his second straight PASS Championship this year, came within nine points of repeating as national champ as well, finishing tied for second.

Justin Clark of Hamersville, Ohio, who came east to win the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, captured the IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship – winning 17 races along the way – with a total of 805 points (based on his top 20 finishes and bonus points awarded by IMCA. Bard and Texan Marcus Thomas finished tied for second with 796 points.

In an even closer battle, Austin Reed of Etters finished second to Allegheny Sprint Tour regular Jarrett Rosencrance in the national Rookie-of-the-Year battle, losing out by a single point, 701-700. Rosencrance became the first Pennsylvanian to take home the rookie award. Two years ago, Doug Dodson of Middletown finished a close second in this race.

Reed’s performance did earn him Rookie-of-the-Year for PASS.

Bard continued a performance level seldom matched in PASS and has now won 21 races in 68 starts over two-and-a-half seasons, with 44 top-5 finishes and 52 top-10s.

This year he outran 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove for the championship by 16 points in another competition based on best 20 finishes for the season. That point battle ended with Bard 722, Duke 706.

Bard also claimed the Pennsylvania State IMCA/RaceSaver Championship for the second year in a row and took the track titles at both Selinsgrove and Path Valley Speedways.

After Bard, Duke and Reed, Domenic Melair of Warrington and Mikell McGee of Doylesburg took the fourth and fifth spots in the PASS season points.

The rest of the top 10 consisted of Doug Dodson, Kenny Heffner, Mike Melair (Dom’s brother), Devin Adams, and Justin Mills.

Eighteen different drivers won feature races during the PASS season. After Bard’s six wins, the next highest totals were three each for Duke, Dom Melair and Keystone RaceSaver Challenge runner-up Derek Hauck. Dave Grube II, Nick Sweigart, Kevin Nagy and Buddy Schweibinz each won two events, while one-time winners were Zack Bealer, Clark, Jaremi Hanson; Kenny Heffner, McGee, Mike Melair, Mills, Reed, and George Riden.

A Most Improved Driver award for PASS is being voted on by drivers and will be named at the banquet.

Duke was the next highest PASS regular in the IMCA/RaceSaver national standings, finishing 15th, just ahead of Dom Melair. Veteran Ryan Lynn finished tied for 19th. Others who have competed with PASS this season who finished in the top 50 nationally were Scott Lutz, Hauck, Reed, McGee, Jeffrey Weaver, Dodson, John Walp, Jarrett Cavalet, Stevie Kenawell, and Larry McVay.

In the national Rookie standings, McGee and Cavalet also earned high final spots, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively. Austin Greenland, primarily a Laurel Highland Sprint Series racer, finished 11th.

In Pennsylvania State Points, Bard and Duke again finished first and second, with Ryan Lynn third, Cavalet fourth, and Lutz fifth. McGee, Reed, Dom Melair, Reed Thompson, and Rosencrance completed the top 10.

The other track awarding division points to RaceSaver sprinters was Port Royal, and there the battle came down to Saturday’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, where Dave Grube II’s seventh-place finished enabled him to edge Bard for the championship by 2560-2545. Reed, Dodson, and Kassidy Kreitz also finished in the top five.

In the Selinsgrove track points, Dodson finished second to Bard and ahead of Duke, Dom Melair and Sweigart.

Bard’s Path Valley RaceSaver championship was one that had eluded him previously. McGee, Zach Rhodes, 2020 Track Champion John Walp, and Reed completed the top five.

PASS completed 34 features during 2021, with nine races cancelled due to weather conditions and one other cancelled due to track scheduling. A total of 159 racers ran or attempted to run at least one event.

Also, at the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the second group of inductees into the PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame were honored. They were: Joe Davis of Lewistown, the series’ first champion in 1999; Scott Ellerman of Landisburg, a two-time champion who won races in nine different seasons; “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy of Everett, also a two-time champ who won both titles while past the age of 70, and Erin Statler of Carlisle, the only still-active racer in the group, who began her career and scored her first win in the Virginia Sprint Series, then finished in the top 20 of PASS points for 14 straight seasons, including 2021.

Gerry Rinehart of Petersburg, a 2020 Hall of Fame inductee who recently passed away, was remembered as well.

PASS will honor its champion and others at a banquet tentatively scheduled to be held in January. For information on that event or the 2022 schedule as it is developed, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series on Facebook, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

The Madman hard charges in Lawton visit


Date: Friday, October 29th
Event: World of Outlaws Visit Lawton
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Oklahoma)
Kerry Madsen A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (15th)

Date: Saturday, October 30th
Event: Texas Outlaw Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
Kerry Madsen A-Main Finish (Start): 12th (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 1, 2021) - Returning to his leading role aboard the Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car, the “Madman” Kerry Madsen performed well in his Oklahoma and Texas visits, capping the World of Outlaws double with one top-ten finish, occurring at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, October 29.

Finishing tenth, officially, Madsen not only finished within the top-ten, but the Knoxville, Iowa, resident by way of St Marys, New South Wales, Australia, was also the evening’s hard charger, climbing ahead five spots after starting on the inside of row eight.

The following evening, Madsen and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing finished 12th at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; he started 13th.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2021 season with the highly sought after World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Set for Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6, the Greatest Show On Dirt’s season finale will feature two, full programs, all of which kicking off with two rounds of qualifying time trials on Thursday. The weekend will continue with back-to-back programs featuring preliminary and feature action on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Each of the Friday and Saturday main events will award $12,000-to-win.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsrsmoke/

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

 

 

Schatz finds podium, top-five in Oklahoma/Texas trip; World Finals to conclude World of Outlaws season

Date: Friday, October 29th Event: World of Outlaws Visit Lawton Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Oklahoma) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (6th)

Date: Saturday, October 30th Event: Texas Outlaw Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (6th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 10174 points (154 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet | Four points behind Carson Macedo for third)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 1, 2021) - It was a hard-fought weekend through Oklahoma and Texas for ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Shatz, but when the dust finally settled on Saturday night, the Fargo, North Dakota-native had another pair of top-five finishes to add to his season’s stat sheet, highlighting the weekend with a podium outcome at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, October 29.

Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished third in his southern Oklahoma visit, utilizing a last lap pass to scoot by fellow World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet. A heat race victory activated Schatz’ campaign, driving on to finish sixth in the evening’s dash.

“At one point I thought we weren’t going to finish when an issue popped up with 10 to go,” Schatz mentioned regarding the Lawton A-Main. “You’re gonna have those nights, though. This team keeps delivering great race cars.”

Although falling short of a podium match, Schatz concluded his two-race sweep with a fifth-place performance during Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Texas Outlaw Nationals on Saturday, October 30, bumping ahead one spot after starting on the outside of row three. With all results considered, Schatz is a mere-four points shy of third in the World of Outlaws standings with only a trip to Charlotte remaining on the schedule.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2021 season with the highly sought after World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Set for Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6, the Greatest Show On Dirt’s season finale will feature two, full programs, all of which kicking off with two rounds of qualifying time trials on Thursday. The weekend will continue with back-to-back programs featuring preliminary and feature action on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Each of the Friday and Saturday main events will award $12,000-to-win.

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

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

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 75 World of Outlaws Wins: 3 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 45 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 60 **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Abreu scores NARC-KWS top-tens at Keller Auto and Kern County; KWS season finale next

Date: Friday, October 29th Event: $10,000 to win Anthony Simone Classic Series: NARC-King of the West Sprint Cars Track: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (15th)

Date: Saturday, October 30th Event: NARC-King of the West Series: NARC-King of the West Sprint Cars Track: Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (10th)

ST. HELENA, California (November 1, 2021) - Rico Abreu’s Halloween weekend was an action-packed affair, to say the least, as the St. Helena, California-native participated in a pair of NARC-King of the West Series events at Keller Auto Speedway and Kern County Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, October 29-30.

Back-to-back starts resulted in back-to-back top-ten finishes for the former King of the West winner, highlighting the duo with a seventh-place score at Kern County. Impressive enough, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Salty’s BBQ/Self Made Racing/XYZ Machining/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car, climbed a grand total of eight feature positions over the two-day stretch, kicking things off with a rally from 15th to tenth at Keller Auto Speedway.

Abreu’s aforementioned seventh-place finish at Kern County commenced from the outside of row five.

Additional weekend stats include recording the fourth-fastest qualifying time at Kern County Raceway Park, followed up with a fourth-place finish during his respective heat race.

“It was a fun weekend for our team. It’s tough to feel a sense of satisfaction unless you win, but to earn top-tens against that level of talent is still a pretty big achievement,” Rico Abreu said, a three-time winner in 2021 with victories occurring at Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, and Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. “Hats off to this entire Rowdy Energy team. The guys work hard and I’m proud to have them by my side. We’ll regroup this week and try again at Stockton.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with another round of NARC-King of the West Series action, this time visiting the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California, on Saturday, November 6. Dubbed the Tribute to Gary Patterson, the Saturday night showstopper will not only close out the 2021 King of the West schedule, but it will simultaneously close out the 2021 Stockton season.

Abreu finished second in the Tribute last year, jumping ahead two spots after starting fourth.

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/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 92 Total Wins: 3 Total Top-5s: 33 Total Top-10s: 54 **Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

UPDATED 25TH OVAL NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY LIST

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2021) Thirty-four cars have pre-entered the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The prestigious race matches the top drivers in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, and USAC National Series against each other on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

There will be a practice session for Oval Nationals cars on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:00 p.m. That session will be free for fans in the grandstands. Spectators attending the practice session will be treated to $2.00 pizza, soda, and beer.

Thirty-four cars have entered the three-night race including 17 of the top 20-point drivers in the USAC/CRA Series. Eight of the top 10 in the USAC National Series have also entered. Home state California leads the way with 20 entries. Arizona will be represented by four drivers, with two each coming from Hawaii, Illinois, and Indiana. Alabama, Nevada, and Oklahoma have one driver each on the entry list.

Four past champions with seven Oval Nationals wins between them have entered the race. Concord, California’s Damion Gardner leads the way with three victories (2009, 2011, 2016). Kevin Thomas Jr. is the only other entered driver with more than one triumph in the event. The Cullman, Alabama star captured the coveted eagle trophy in 2017 and 2018. Chris Windom (2010) of Canton, Illinois, and C.J. Leary (2019) of Greenfield , Indiana, have also entered and they have one win each.

Each night will be full points paying races for both series with qualifying, heats and main events. The top six in points after the first two nights will be seeded directly into Saturday’s 40-lap finale and they will contest the “Super Six Dash” to determine the first three rows for the main event.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. all three nights of the Oval Nationals with racing at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the track all three nights. The event will not sellout. For those who wish, advance tickets are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by phone at 1-800-595-4849.

Camping is available on the fairgrounds beginning at noon on Wednesday. All camping will be on the grassy area outside of turn four. The cost is $25.00 per night. Reservations are not required.

25th Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Early Entry List

Car Driver City & State Entrant

1 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

2 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Jack Yeley

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4 Jake Hodges Camarillo, CA Jake Hodges

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports

5 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Baldwin Brothers Racing

5X Alex Banales W. Lafayette, IN Baldwin Brothers Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL KT Motorsports

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Robbie & Gaye Allen

17V Danny Faria Tipton, CA Hollywood Motorsports

19 Chris Windom Canton, IL Brodie Hayward

19AZ Tanner Thorson Minden, NV Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports

21 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA Rich Bender

21AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Mike Burkhardt

25 Chris Muraoka Waianae, HI Sure Can LLC

37 Matt Mitchell Yorba Linda, CA JW Mitchell Motorsports

38 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Glenn Crossno

39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 RJ Johnson Laveen, AZ Ricky Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

52V Trent Williams Apple Valley, CA Ron & Brandi Williams

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics

72 Austin Grabowski Riverside, CA Austin Grabowski

74 Shane Sexton Warner Springs, CA Shane Sexton

74X Shane Cottle Kansas, IL Hodges Automotive

77M C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Michael Motorsports

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA Moose Racing

92M TBA Moose Racing

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

11-0 Ikaika O’Brien Aiea, HI Ikaika O’Brien

There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights of the race. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will a practice session for Oval Nationals only cars on Wednesday November 3rd that will be free for fans it the grandstands.

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 C.J. Leary

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

 

 

TRENT WILLIAMS CLOSES 2021 SPRINT CAR SEASON WITH A 14TH TO 9TH RUN AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Hesperia, CA, October 31, 2021) Apple Valley, California’s Trent Williams closed out his sprint car racing season with a nice 14th to 9th place run in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Perris Auto Speedway last week. The result gave him six top 10 finishes in ten 2021 starts.

Williams began his final night of 2021 by qualifying 14th fastest out of 24 cars on hand with a time of 16.887 on the Riverside County clay oval. That placed him on the outside of the front row for the second 10 lap heat race of the night. Things didn't go as planned as he became ensnared in a three-car scramble coming off turn four to take the green flag. The Cal State Fullerton graduate ended up tipping over near the crash wall. The key point is that he just “tipped over.” He was uninjured, and a quick once over by the Victory Boys crew deemed the car fine and sent him back onto the track before the race restarted. Being that he was part of the tangle, he had to restart at the back of the field. >From there he advanced two spots to finish fifth.

After a fun time meeting with the fans at the on track autograph session, Williams strapped into the black #52V for the final time in 2021. Coming from the outside of row seven, he took full advantage of the racy track surface and began moving forward. Just past the midway point, he was up to sixth before slipping back to ninth.

In wrapping up his 2021 campaign, the previously mentioned six top 10 finishes included five top four results. Among those was a May 1st win at the Barona Speedway in San Diego County. His only two appearances at the Ventura Raceway both produced top five finishes. He was fourth in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race on June 4th. Five weeks later he went back to the beach side track and placed third with the Ventura Racing Association. His other 2021 third-place finish came at the Central Arizona Speedway on September 5th.

Williams would like to thank marketing partners Victory Boys Performance and Sorrento Homes for making it possible to race his Maxim Chassis/Shaver Engines #52V during the 2021 season. Plans are already underway for next year. If you or your business would like to be a partner of the Victory Boys 2022 racing endeavors, please call (760) 780-8782 or mailto:trent.williams.racing@gmail.com.

Trent Williams 2021 Racing Results

4-4-21 Central Arizona Speedway Central Arizona Sprint Cars 11th A Main

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

5-1-21 Barona Speedway Open Competition 1st A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

6-4-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-10-21 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-4-21 Central Arizona Speedway CAS Sprint Cars 17th A Main

9-5-21 Central Arizona Speedway CAS Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

 

 

Season Championship Approaches for POWRi National and West Midget Leagues

Belleville, IL. (10/31/2021) Completing the 2021 racing season for series shows, the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool will travel to Caney Kansas’ Caney Valley Speedway on November 5-6 for final event of the year with the point’s championship on the line.

Nationally, the Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets season championship as well as rookie of the year honors waivers on the driving of Bryant Weideman as he leads both categories going into the final weekend of racing. Brent Crews remains close with Karter Sarff quickly closing the overall standings gap as well.

Heading into the weekend of Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect racing Emilio Hoover has attained a commanding lead over a pair of sensational rookie-of-the-year contenders in Tanner Berryhill (2nd in Points) and Branigan Roark (4th in Points) as Kyle Jones (3rd in Points) continues to quickly gain positions in the season standings through a pair of wins and consistent top-five showings.

Joining the close-knit championship chases the POWRi Outlaw Micro’s also remains in the driving hands of Bradley Fezard as he continues to hold a slight margin of lead over Trevin Littleton and Tyler Kuykendall racing into the weekend.

Friday, November 5th Caney Valley Speedway Details: Pit Gates Open – 4:00 PM Drivers Registration – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Drivers Meeting – 6:30 PM Hot Laps – 7:00 PM Racing to follow.

Saturday, November 6th Caney Valley Speedway Details: Pit Gates Open – 3:00 PM Drivers Registration – 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:00 PM Hot Laps – 5:30 PM Racing to follow.

Classes to compete at the Caney Valley Speedway include the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League, the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool, K&D Collectibles Factory Stocks, and Smiths Auto and Tire Pure Stocks both Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th. For more track information visit www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net.

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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.

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS SPRINT CARS FINISH 8th AND 11th AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY – OVAL NATIONALS COMING UP

(Ontario, CA, October 29, 2021) After disappointing results in the Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway in September, Flowdynamics Racing drivers Logan Williams and Matt McCarthy responded well by finishing eighth and 11th in the USAC/CRA 30-lap main on the same Perris track last Saturday. It was the last race before the team attacks the biggest race of the year, the 25th Anniversary Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction, at Perris on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

Riverside, California’s McCarthy was the first of the Flowdynamics drivers to take a green flag in racing action when he lined up on the inside of row four in the second heat. Quick reactions saved him when three cars in front of him tangled coming down the front straightaway for the green flag. The chaos on the start saw one car knocked out of the race and that allowed McCarthy to move up to the outside of the third row for the restart. He quickly moved forward to fifth and stayed there for the duration. Williams came out in the third heat, a race that ran green to checkered without the early race drama that plagued heat race two. Starting on the pole, the Yorba Linda, California driver was second on the start and was in the same spot when the checkered ended the race.

PAS 4-24-21=5w=9918-3.jpg Logan Williams photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

After the end of the on track autograph session where the Flowdynamics drivers and crew met with all of the fans, the 24-car field assembled for the 30-lap main event. Williams started in the ninth spot and McCarthy was coming from 20th. Unlike the last time, things went smoothly throughout the race for both drivers. Williams started ninth in the race and came home eighth. It was his third best finish of the year in the USAC/CRA Series. McCarthy moved forward throughout the race passing nine cars to finish 11th. That was the second-best passing job by any driver in the feature.

DSC_2515.jpg Matt McCarthy photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.

The teammates started the night off with Williams timing in ninth with a lap of 16.65 in time trials. McCarthy was having some mechanical issues in qualifying and stopped the clocks 20th fastest with a time of 17.565. Needless to say, the crew took care of McCarthy’s issues by the time the main event rolled around as evidenced by his impressive drive forward in the race.

At the end of the exciting night of racing. McCarthy was back up to the 10th spot in the championship standings. Williams is 11th and trails his teammate by 34 points.

Williams debuted a brand new engine at Saturday’s show and McCarthy will do likewise when they return to the track for the 25th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Drink-Pac, Preferred Insulation, DRC Chassis, Kistler Racing and Benic Enterprises.

If you or your company would like to join forces with Flowdynamics Racing, phone John McCarthy at (909) 930-5522 or Email mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

Matt McCarthy 2021 Results

3-12-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 12th A Main

3-13-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 21st A Main

3-25-21 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA DNS

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 20th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 15th B Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

10-23-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

Logan Williams 2021 Results

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 2nd A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 21st A Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

10-2-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

10-23-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

 

 

Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction Takes Place on November 19 & 20, 2021!

SYRACUSE, NY – After one year off due to the COVID pandemic, the annual Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction is back and ready to go! November 19 & 20, 2021 are the dates, the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds is once again the site.

“The last year and a half or so has been so tough for everyone in the racing industry. It was even up in the air if I was going to do the show in the summer months,” noted show promoter Jeremie Corcoran, “But, after talking to most of the vendors, they wanted to show to take place. Most haven’t been able to showcase any of their new ideas and products since 2019 so they wanted this show to happen.”

The Center of Progress Building will showcase vendor booths from all aspects of motorsports and the ever-popular auction will also be back. Feature cars are getting finalized with an announcement coming very shortly.

“We have been trying hard to get the show as full as we can,” Jeremie noted, “With the Canada border situation and difficulties of getting materials has hindered some that supported us over the years.”

“Racers have been buying parts on-line for a while now, what is missing is the personal contact and actually seeing of having a certain part in their hands,” Corcoran went on, “We had to have this show and that was the biggest reason by. It helps the racers because of that and in return helps the manufacturers to show it off.”

While booth space is filling quickly, there is still plenty of room available. You can contact Jeremie by phone at (315) 374-2839. Or you can email him at jeremiecorcoran@rocketmail.com. For the latest information on the show itself, please log on to https://northeastracingproducts.com or visit their Facebook Page by simply typing in Northeast Racing Products.

Show hours will be Friday 10AM to 8 PM, Saturday 10Am to 6 PM. Admission will be $10 each day or $17 for a weekend pass.

November 19 and 20, 2021…. The Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction is back!!

 

 

BRODY ROA TAKES FIFTH IN USAC/CRA RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY - OVAL NATIONALS NEXT

(Cypress, CA, October 29, 2021) By placing fourth in the 30-lap USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday, Brody Roa extended his streak of top five finishes to five in a row. Up next will be three straight nights of action at the 25th Anniversary Oval Nationals on November 4th, 5th, and 6th at Perris.

Twenty-four cars showed up for last Saturday’s show, which was seven more than appeared in September. Roa, who lives in Garden Grove, California, put the #91R through its paces in qualifying and timed in at 16.508. That was good for the fourth fastest time on the night and placed him in the fifth starting spot for the first heat. In the heat, he advanced two spots to finish third. That guaranteed him a fourth place starting spot in the final regular season main event of the year on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

When the 30-lapper got underway, Roa assumed fourth place on the start. He stayed in that spot until he slipped back to fifth on lap number five before passing his way back to fourth on lap 13. He was still running in fourth and was going strong at the halfway mark. In fact, up to that point, he turned in the fastest lap of the race at 16.731.

Things were rolling along well when a near disaster struck on lap 16. The car in front of Roa catapulted into the air and flipped violently. With no where to go, it looked like Roa was going to become involved in the tangle. However, he got on the brakes and brought his car to a stop with very minimal contact.

It was good news that Roa avoided heavy contact in the incident. The bad news was that due to being part of the red flag, he would have to restart at the rear of the field. If there was any positive aspect to restarting last, the crowd on hand was going to see him execute an exciting charge from the back. To say the least, they were not disappointed.

Roa immediately began to advance forward as soon as the race restarted. By the time there were only five laps to go, he was all the way up to eighth. However, the most exciting part of the show was still to come. The veteran driver was working the wide line and squeezing everything he possibly could out of his car. By the end of the 27th circuit, he had passed two more cars and was up to sixth. On the 28th lap, he passed a couple more to move into fourth. He was coming after third when the checkered flag ended his very impressive performance.

The exciting charge shined more light on the consistency and determination Roa has displayed throughout the 2021 campaign. In the last six months he has raced 14 times and has only finished out of the top five once! The one time he was not in the top five in that span was nearly two months ago when he placed sixth at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

The schedule gives all teams this week off. The #91R crew will take the opportunity to prep the equipment for the final five races of the season. Those five races will be crammed into 10 hectic days. First up is next week’s Oval Nationals at Perris. After that, the team will make its last trip to the Arizona Speedway for the annual Western World Championships on November 12th and 13th.

Fans who would like to purchase Brody Roa merchandise, but who cannot attend a race, can check out the online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To see the full line, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

 

 

TAFOYA EARNS “HARD CHARGER” AWARD IN USAC/CRA SERIES RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Chino Hills, CA, October 29, 2021) No brakes? No problem for fast-rising sprint car star Eddie Tafoya Jr. who went from 15th to 5th in last Saturday’s USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event at Perris Auto Speedway. In doing so, he earned the “In Memory Of Jim & Chet Gardner Hard Charger Award.” In addition, the result saw the Chino Hills, California driver catapult into eighth place in the series championship point standings.

The no brakes issue in the main event was not Tafoya’s only problem during the challenging night. Early on, fans noticed that he did not look like his usual self during time trials when he only qualified 16th fastest in the 24-car field. There was a good reason! He lost his power steering, and his gloves and visor were covered with fluid! Considering that fact, he did an excellent job and one can only wonder how well he could have qualified without the issues.

For his heat race, Tafoya was coming from the outside of the front row, and he took full advantage of that opportunity. He jumped out front at the drop of starter Steve Russell’s green flag and never looked back. By the time the eight-lapper ended, he had nearly a half straight away between himself and the second-place car. Hard as it seems to believe, it was his first USAC/CRA heat race victory of 2021.

For the main event start, the 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series Rookie of the Year, was saddled with starting inside the eighth row. In the typical Tafoya smooth style, he calmly and steadily moved forward picking off cars one-by-one. With three laps to go, he had advanced 11 positions to fourth and he did it without the benefit of brakes. He slipped one spot near the end and finished fifth. The stellar effort once again gave testament that Tafoya is indeed one of the best young drivers on the West Coast.

Fans of the #51T have one more week before catching Tafoya in action in the 25th Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. One week later he will be at the Arizona Speedway for the Western World Championship.

The gates at Perris Auto Speedway will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first green flag for racing will fly at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. This race will not sell out. For those who wish, advance tickets are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track’s office phone is (951) 940-0134.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great looking shirts via mail.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, BR Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

7-24 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-25 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main

7-26 Gas City I69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

7-28 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-29 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-30 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th B Main

7-31 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

8-25 Kokomo Speedway Bob Darland Memorial 6th B Main

8-27 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th B Main

8-28 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars DNS

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS IN JANUARY TO PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN, TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, IRONTON GLOBAL RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 1, 2021 . . . Indoor Auto Racing headlined by the TQ Midgets will make a return inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 7-8, 2022 for a sixth time. The races in Allentown will be the first since 2020. The scheduled race in 2021 was cancelled for pandemic-related reasons.

Tickets for the two days of racing will be available beginning Friday, November 5. To order online visit www.pplcenter.com or by call 610-347-TIXX. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the arena box office, open only during events hosted at the arena including Lehigh Valley Phantoms games.

Ironton Global, the leading international provider of cloud-based communication services, headquartered in Coplay, PA, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels event.

Ironton Global is a subsidiary of Ironton Telephone Company that has been providing superior quality communication services since 1909. The company offers a broad range of reliable IP-based phone, trunking, conferencing, faxing, and calling applications, providing unparalleled voice services to SMBs, enterprise customers, carriers and consumers globally.

Two other returning sponsors for the Ironton Global Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels Allentown event have renewed their promotional efforts with the Series as well.

BELFOR Property Restoration Services, provider of professional 24/7 residential and commercial restoration services has resigned as a presenting sponsor.

Future Homes of Kunkletown, PA, a home construction company, specializing in residential, multi-family, and energy efficient buildings, has also returned as the presenting sponsor for the Saturday night card of racing.

The 2022 Indoor Auto Racing season will begin in Allentown. The two day race program will be headlined by the TQ Midgets, the class which has been the premier division for the Series since the birth of the Indoor Racing Series in 2003. A new format will find the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots racing both days of the event.

The biggest Indoor Auto Racing Series PPL Center TQ Midget race winner is Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. The former New Jersey resident who changes tires for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup series team, will be seeking his fifth victory at the PPL Center in January.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. is the only other repeat winner. Justin Bonsignore and Scott Kreutter of New York and local driver Matt Janisch of nearby Nazareth, PA each have one victory.

The Allentown schedule calls for doors opening at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. All three divisions will be action with qualifying races. The TQ Midgets will headline with entries split into three exciting 20 lap Semi Feature events.

On Saturday, doors open and Fan Fest begins at 5 PM with racing starting at 7:00PM sharp. After qualifying is completed, each division will run an exciting feature event. The program will end with a fast paced 40 lap TQ Midget feature.

The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase. This allows access to the speedway where the cars competing will be on display for photos and drivers available for free autographs.

The Allentown race is the first of three events that comprise the 2022 Indoor Auto Racing Series.

After the opener in Allentown, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Gambler’s Classic.

The season finale is set for Friday and Saturday March 11-12 in the Exposition Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., a NASCAR ARCA series competitor this year at Daytona International Speedway, was the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP TQ Midget Car champion by a slim margin over Rudolph. After winning the most recent Indoor race held in Atlantic City in 2020, he’s more than eager for the event in Allentown to begin.

Series information including links for purchasing tickets, hotel rooms and racer entry forms are available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com.

Sponsorship opportunities remain for the two-day Indoor Auto Racing Series races.

For more information, contact Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618. Corporate sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget.

 

 

Goldesberry Closes 2021 With Outlaws

Springfield, IL (October 28, 2021) – Jordan Goldesberry and his Rockstar Energy Drink team closed out the 2021 racing season with the World of Outlaws last weekend in Kansas City, KS at Lakeside Speedway. The team first had an appearance Friday afternoon at Hy-Vee in Olathe, KS showing the Rockstar Energy Drink car to their customers.

With 32 cars checked in with The Greatest Show On Dirt, Goldesberry qualified 28th quick. This would put the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim in the 7th starting position of the fourth heat race in which he would finish sixth. Goldesberry would be forced to run the Last Chance Showdown and would find himself starting outside the third row. In the 12 lap race, the top four would transfer. Goldesberry was running in sixth position when a yellow came out. Jason Sides would blow a right rear tire and Jack Dover got collected, both drivers in front of Goldesberry at the time. With two laps remaining, the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 was in the fourth and final transfer. Dustin Selvage made a hard charge to pass Goldesberry but the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim held on to qualify for the nights main event. Goldesberry would line up 24th for the 30 lap feature and go on to finish 22nd.

“Overall, to make the feature we were pretty happy. That was a tough field of cars. We struggled with the engine early in the night and got some things sorted out for the B main and it ran much better.” said Goldesberry. “We had a good year and look forward to getting ready for next year.”

“I want to thank Terry with Pepsi in Kansas City for hosting us at Hy-Vee on Friday afternoon. We are very grateful for the opportunity to represent Rockstar Energy Drink this year and we look forward to next year.” said Goldesberry.

SEASON STATS-
35 races, 1 win, 9 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

NASCAR star Kyle Larson confirms Hangtown 100 entry at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – October 28, 2021…The Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” is already one of the more anticipated events to end the season and things just got a little more exciting, with the confirmation that NASCAR star Kyle Larson will return to defend his 2019 victory.

The inaugural running of the event in 2019 saw Larson capture a thrilling triumph in both the 100-lap feature and the overall points, taking home $32,000 for his efforts. The 29-year-old phenom has had another banner year that began by tallying his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals title in Oklahoma.

He has then proceeded to win nine times with the NASCAR Cup Series and has already earned a spot in the championship round of the Playoffs. Larson’s list of accolades this season is practically too long to mention, which also includes winning the Knoxville Nationals and one of two Kings Royals held at Eldora Speedway.

In 2007, at the ripe young age of 14, Larson competed in his very first Sprint Car race at the Placerville Speedway and earned his initial victory at the track that same season. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based facility was also where the Elk Grove, California native wrapped up his Golden State KWS-NARC Series title in 2010.

At the Hangtown 100, Larson will be back aboard the KLR Midget prepared by Paul Silva, who he has experienced immense success with over the years.

“We are excited to have Kyle Larson in the field at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 once again,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Kyle grew up racing around Northern California and is one of the largest fan favorites that we have out here, so it will be great to have him on hand. What he has done so far in his career is amazing and it’s special that he continues to have such a passion for dirt track racing. We hope everyone has reserved their seats because it’s going to be a thrilling event.”

Three-night reserved and general admission ticket packages for the Hangtown 100, along with single night tickets are available at https://happsnow.com/event/Placerville-Speedway

Reserved seating will make up rows J-T and General Admission will be comprised of rows A-I. Pit pass combo upgrades are also available for $20 each day.

The Hangtown 100 occurs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 18th, 19th and 20th and marks the second ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to Placerville Speedway. Also sharing the card will be the BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints, who are set to run without the wings each night.

Wood also teased about the possibility of another huge driver expected to make his Hangtown 100 debut in November. “We aren’t done with big announcements just yet. The field of cars continues to grow with unbelievable talent and excitement. Stay tuned for more updates.”

The expanded three-night event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. All the biggest names in USAC National Midget racing will be in action, as well as special guest appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars.

Camping is available on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and can be reserved by calling 530-621-5860.

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

 

 

Mallett Scores First-Ever Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Win During Successful Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 28, 2021) - Jordon Mallett captured one of the biggest wins of his career last Friday during the preliminary night for the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Mallett was in contention to pick up another triumph on Saturday during the finale of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event hosted by I-30 Speedway before he finished third. The victory on Friday was Mallett's first career with the ASCS National Tour and the podium on Saturday was his career-best effort during the finale of the crown jewel event.

"I really wanted to win that race on Saturday and we were in a position to do it," he said. "We were really good. I can't be too upset with the results, but I'd like to have that one back still."

Mallett kicked off Friday night's portion of the event by setting quick time in his group before he maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. He then garnered the pole position in the main event thanks to a favorable feature redraw.

A pair of cautions halted the show before a lap could get completed to start the feature, but once racing picked up Mallett quickly jumped to the front of the field. He led the first 11 laps before losing the top spot in traffic. However, a handful of laps later he took advantage of the traffic himself to regain the lead en route to claiming victory in the 20-lap A Main for his sixth win of the season.

"Any time you can win against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour it's an accomplishment and it felt good to get that out of the way," he said. "We were really good all night and it was fun to battle it out there in lapped traffic. To do it in a big event like the Short Track Nationals in my home state was really cool."

Mallett returned to the track on Saturday with a guaranteed starting spot in the 41-lap A Main already in hand. He took part in a dash to determine his starting position and he finished where he started - second.

Looking to become the first Arkansas native to capture the event title since 1998, Mallett settled into the runner-up spot for the first seven laps of the feature. He took the top position one lap later when the leader jumped the cushion, but slipped back to second four laps later in traffic.

Mallett regained the lead on Lap 16 and paced the field until a caution on Lap 34 slowed his momentum. Following the restart, Mallett briefly lost the top spot on Lap 36, but a caution negated the pass and he returned to the front of the field. He moved to the top of the track following the final restart to try to halt his competitors' momentum and it worked for three laps. However, with three laps to go he got passed and slipped to a third-place finish.

"If I had a dollar for every person who has told me that without that caution we were going to win that race I wouldn't need to even race," he said. "We were minding our own and running away with it and I just hated to see that caution. You can't control those things, but man I wanted to win that race. It would have been a huge win for our team and the biggest of my career, but I'll go on to the next one and try again next year."

Mallett is unsure of his racing plan for the remainder of the 2021 racing season, but feels like his team is equipped to battle for a win wherever that may be. He also wants to thank all of his sponsors for helping to make his dreams come true in winning with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I've got a few ideas for the rest of the year in my head, but I'm not committing to it quite yet," he said. "I just really want to take a second to thank all the sponsors on my car who have supported this team. This first ASCS National Tour win is a big moment for me and I know I couldn't be here without them."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Complete 2021 Racing Season With Top 15 at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2021) - Justin Henderson piloted the Mike Sandvig owned No. 7 sprint car to a 14 th-place finish during a night of competition with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday at Lakeside Speedway.

"The track didn't really change all night and ultimately we just never could quite figure it out," he said. "We started the feature a 14 th-place car and we ended it a 14th-place car. That pretty much sums it up right there."

Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down the 15th quickest lap out of 32 drivers with a time of 13.404 seconds. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock himself into the A Main in the 14th starting position.

"We were not really good, but we were not bad either," he said. "It was really tough to pass in the heat race, but we didn't lose any spots either and that was good enough to get us in the show."

On a track that stayed extremely fast for the feature, Henderson struggled to make up ground early and slipped back one position. However, he worked his way forward and briefly sat in the 11th position before falling to 12th with four laps remaining. Henderson lost two positions following a late-race restart and ultimately finished 14 th. The top 15 was the 31st of the season for Henderson aboard the Sandvig Racing machine.

"It's tough to be disappointed when you're running against the best in the world, but we just were not all that good to be honest," he said. "Laps stayed consistent and it seemed like we were just kind of riding around and swapping positions with the same guys. I don't know that I can really put a finger on it, but it was just a grinding night."

This marks the end of the season for Henderson behind the wheel of Sandvig's sprint car. While the season was a career best in the Sandvig Racing No. 7, Henderson believes they can continue to get better going forward.

"Right now we feel like we are a top-15 car no matter who we race against, but the goal is to be a top-10 car and I think we can get there," he said. "Obviously we had a lot of success this season on a regional level and that's rewarding no matter how you look at it. But I think the thing we need to focus on now is becoming a team that can compete for wins against the traveling series and that goal is what is going to drive us during the offseason to be better next season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (14).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 7 wins, 19 top fives, 24 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"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 Powersports.com, Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

RAZOR THIN WMR CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT HEADS FOR PENULTIMATE ROUND AT VENTURA

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (October 28, 2021) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower and Fresno’s David Prickett are separated by just four points in the 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction championship with the penultimate round this Saturday at Ventura Raceway. The narrow title fight for the stock production Midget series is contested across a driver’s best 12 finishes out of the 25-race series, with $1,000 on the line for the champion.

Bower has triumphed seven times this season with Prickett seeing victory lane on six points-paying occasions. A win on Saturday for Prickett could move the drivers into a points tie, with Prickett needing to also win at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Arizona for a bid at the championship. A victory for Bower at Ventura clinches the 2021 championship.

The win or go home scenario has electrified an outstanding season for WMR, where more than 30 cars and more than 60 drivers have participated in the championship. Santa Paula’s Megan Moorhead ranks third with only a 14-point cushion over Arizona’s Cory Brown. Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi rounds out the top-five in the standings.

Close competition has led to 11 different winners this season including the most recent visit to Ventura where Randy Moody picked up his first victory in several seasons.

Saturday’s action includes racing for the VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, and California Lightning Sprints. Grandstands open at 3pm with racing at 5:30pm.

The season finale for Western Midget Racing will be on November 13 from Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz.

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

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

 

 

Carl Bowser to pilot second Hobaugh Motorsports entry for 2022; Team to debut during World Finals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CHICORA, Pa. (October 27, 2021) – Effective immediately, former multi-time Lernerville Speedway sprint car champion and Sarver native, Carl Bowser, will pilot a second entry under the Hobaugh Motorsports banner, set to make his official debut during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina.

Bowser, who will pilot the Krill Recycling, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Dirty Mouth Communications, Turner’s Premium Iced Tea, No. 11 sprint car, will not only compete in the season-ending World Finals, but the Western Pennsylvania hotshoe will be active in the Hobaugh entry for the entire 2022 season, racing alongside teammate, as well as team owner, George Hobaugh.

“We’re excited to have Carl join our efforts at Hobaugh Motorsports. He’s a smart guy with a lot of talent and experience. Hopefully we can utilize each other and build a successful team together,” Hobaugh said, a Sharon Speedway winner in 2021. “Things came together pretty quickly over the last few weeks. We didn’t intend on making anything official until early next year, but we got a great jump on things and we’re excited to race at the World Finals together.”

Despite competing within the same stable, Hobaugh and Bowser intend on building their own agendas with different schedules being a potential outcome.

“I don’t think we intend on having the same schedules. Of course, we’ll bounce our schedules off one another, but if he would rather go ‘there’ than ‘here,’ then that will be the case,” Hobaugh continued. “Nights in the shop will give us the opportunity to compare notes and devise a plan, but as far as races go, they may be different.”

In terms of experience, Bowser not only brings a pair of Lernerville Speedway championships to the table, but the 47-time sprint car winner is also a former Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway champion, as well as a Lernerville Speedway Rookie of the Year. In addition, Bowser owns a trio of Western Pennsylvania-based Cavalcade titles, which are calculated from points derived from any sprint car event within Western Pennsylvania and Sharon Speedway.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Hobaugh Motorsports and Krill Recycling for the 2022 season. We have the potential for something special and I am grateful for the opportunity,” Carl Bowser expressed. “We’re privileged to have Turner’s join our efforts, as well, along with Dirty Mouth Communications…it’s a recipe for something great.

“To have the chance to race together at the World Finals is a perfect way to get a jump start on the new year,” Bowser continued. “It’s never too early to prepare for next season.”

The World of Outlaws World Finals, set for Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6, will feature two, full programs for the Greatest Show On Dirt, all of which kicking off with two rounds of qualifying time trials on Thursday. The weekend will continue with back-to-back programs featuring preliminary and feature action on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

“We’re going to do our best to put on a show,” Hobaugh concluded. “It will be a fun trip.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series live online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions live online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Lernerville Speedway live online at www.lernerville.tv.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hobaughmotorsports

STATS:
2021 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – May 15th)

2021 Highlights: Owns two podium finishes at Tri-City Raceway Park (second and third). Earned a Hard Charger Award at Port Royal Speedway and has finished as high as fourth during feature action. Finished 13th with the World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on May 22. Earned Hard Charger Award (22nd to 11th) during Sharon Speedway’s Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek visit on Saturday, June 5. Finished third at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 11. Finished fifth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek/All Star start at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on June 26. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 24. Finished second at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, August 7. Rallied two spots to finish fifth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, August 14. Finished ninth at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, August 20. Finished seventh in Lernerville Speedway’s $4,000-to-win Spectacular on August 27. Finished ninth at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, September 3. Finished second at Tri-City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 4. Finished second in Sharon Speedway’s Apple Festival Nationals on Saturday, September 11. Finished fifth in Lernerville’s Fab4 championship finale on Friday, September 17.

 

 

Stockton Tracks Still Face Uncertainty

by Ron Rodda

Stockton Dirt Track and Delta Speedway, both located within the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, continue to wait and wonder if their future will bring racing action or closure.

Stockton Dirt Track, a 3/8 mile oval that races predominately sprint cars, both winged and nonwing, is a couple hundred yards from the seventh mile Delta Speedway, a micro sprint track. They face the same threat, the potential of low income residential development that could be built right where the tracks are located.

Earlier this year the Governor signed an executive order directing the State Office of General Services to identify excess property for low income housing. The fairgrounds was one of the locations identified and the potential site for development was drawn on a fairgrounds map, covering the areas where both tracks are located.

That map is considered an example of a development site and the eventually chosen developer will have to work with state offices to finalize the location within the fairgrounds and be aware how the decision will best suit the needs of the remaining fairgrounds. Whichever developer is chosen, they will be expected to work with the board and the CEO of the fairgrounds.

Tiffanie Panella of C and P Promotions (Delta Speedway) was part of a meeting today (October 27) and updated the situation when she said, “Was just on the Fair Board meeting zoom. They have not yet chosen a developer. Once they do, in two to three weeks, there will then be public meetings for people to attend to share their feelings about the project and to give input regarding the development layout. They said at the meeting this morning that this is a very long term project that could take 10-12 years to build out and therefore they have no idea the timing of the impact to tenants, if/when this happens.”

Uncertainty will continue to prevail for the two fairgrounds tracks in Stockton, but at least there is some potential of the development being elsewhere or at the fairgrounds on ground away from the tracks.

 

 

WINGED SPRINT CARS RETURN TO BERLIN RACEWAY IN 2022

October 27, 2021- The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro made an official announcement today that the series will be returning to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan in 2022. It will be the first time MSR has competed at the track since 2019.

“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to return to Berlin Raceway on July 30th, 2022” explained MSR president Jim Hanks. “The winged sprints can run at the top, on the bottom and everywhere in between at wicked fast speeds making for some really thrilling racing. The ENGINE PRO FAST CAR DASH format will be a perfect showcase of power and speed for the fans.”

The last time MSR competed at Berlin was September 7, 2019, and Jason Blonde emerged victorious. Another event one month earlier on August 10, 2019, saw Jimmy McCune take victory laurels. Over 20 cars were on hand for both events.

“Winged sprint cars have always been a fan favorite at the Berlin Raceway” explained Berlin Raceway GM Jeff Striegle. “We are proud to welcome Must See Racing back in 2022. This series has always been considered a fan favorite. The thing that makes the winged sprint cars so exciting here at Berlin is the speed period. Wing sprint cars hold the all-time track record here at Berlin.

Our 2022 schedule is perhaps one of the most exciting schedules we’ve had in the 72-year history of the Berlin Raceway. We have several big events planned for the upcoming season. One of them certainly is the return of winged sprint cars to Berlin Raceway. The fans have always embraced the winged sprints, and with good reason. They are the fastest cars that compete here on any given Saturday night” concluded Striegle.

Winged sprint car racing at Berlin Raceway dates back to July 1, 1995. Donnie Adams picked up the S.O.D. win in front of a packed house. Berlin Raceway was also on the inaugural 2010 Must See Racing schedule. Brian Gerster holds the all-time track record at 12.513 (126.013mph) set on June 9, 2018.

For more info on the “Fastest Short Track Cars in the World” log onto www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Bound for KWS-NARC Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi owns a 72-point lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings heading into the penultimate weekend.

Scelzi heads to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on Friday for the Anthony Simone Classic and The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday. It's the second-to-last weekend of the season for the series and Scelzi is closing in on his first career championship.

Scelzi enters the weekend leading the series in feature wins (six), feature laps led (120), heat race triumphs (seven) and dash victories (four).

"The goal for the rest of the year is very simple - win everything we can," he said. "We're chasing wins right now. We are going to race as hard as we can and hopefully knock off a couple more NARC wins and maybe some 360 wins as well."

Scelzi is coming off a frustrating finish to the 27th annual Trophy Cup hosted by Thunderbowl Raceway.

The three-race weekend began last Thursday when Scelzi qualified fourth quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth to second place in a heat race and from 11th to sixth in the A Main.

"We were good on Thursday night," he said. "I felt we were good all night long and had good points. On Friday we weren't as good, but I felt we were coming through the field and then we had a mechanical failure take us out."

Scelzi timed in 18th quickest in his group and won a heat race before the DNF in the feature. He ranked seventh in event points out of the 80-plus drivers heading into the finale on Saturday. Scelzi lined up on the inside of the fourth row in a heat race and passed multiple cars before a crash knocked him out of the race.

"We had a really good start to the heat race and then got completely wiped out," he said. "It was unfortunate that we had the amount of damage we did on the race car. After an altercation in the pits that was the end of our Trophy Cup. I want to thank my guys for working so hard and giving me a good car once again."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 21 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 6 (11).

Oct. 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 23 (16).

Oct. 23 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 21 wins, 45 top fives, 54 top 10s, 59 top 15s, 61 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Anthony Simone Classic and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"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., Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Auto Meter, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Earns Top Five During Short Track Nationals for Second Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 27, 2021) - Derek Hagar posted a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action on Friday when he timed in second quickest in his group. A run from third to win a heat race advanced Hagar into the feature redraw.

"It was a different format that was fun," he said. "The group qualifying didn't waste any time for the show and put a new twist on things. You didn't have a bad pill draw ruining your night. You could still qualify, get in the heat race inversion and get some good points to lead you into the feature. We were lucky enough to qualify second in our group. We won our heat race and drew the No. 3 for the feature. Nobody drew the No. 2 so that put me starting second in the feature."

Hagar stayed within striking distance of the leader throughout the first half of the 20-lap race before pouncing in traffic. He took the lead on Lap 12 and held the point for a trio of laps before Jordon Mallett regained the top spot. Hagar settled for second place, which earned a lock-in position into Saturday's dash.

"We had a heck of a race with Jordon," he said. "I got by him just after halfway as he was being patient with lapped cars. I was able to move around him in the middle where they were throwing the moisture up. It worked out, but then I tried to get around a lapped car a couple of laps later and Jordon was able to get under me. I got back by him with a couple of laps to go and we had a lapped car spin in front of both of us. I went high and Jordon was low, which allowed him to beat me off the corner.

"It was awesome to see Jordon and his family get their first ASCS National Tour win. That's something they'll never forget, especially on that big of a stage like the Short Track Nationals."

The revenge dash format on Saturday yielded the back row for Hagar, who finished fifth after being handed the No. 5 to line up fifth. That gave him the fifth starting position in the 41-lap main event.

"Once we came in from the dash we changed the gear and some setup stuff for the feature," he said. "The race was around the bottom, follow the leader until the track blew off. It really didn't get racy until five or six laps to go. I got up to fourth and was trying to go around (Sam) Hafertepe Jr. In hindsight I should have followed him and tried to get under him instead of going around him, which let (J.J.) Hickle get by me. We had a fourth-place car and at one point we were all there under a blanket as (Blake) Hahn and Jordon were battling for the lead. It wasn't the finish we wanted, but you can't hang your head running in the top five at the Short Track Nationals."

The fifth-place result marked his second straight season with a top five during the Short Track Nationals finale and third in a row with a top 10.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (2).

Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 8 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"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 Pafford Medical Services, KO Motorsports, Dynotech Performance, B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 5th Overall at Trophy Cup Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: With USAC commitments keeping him from competing in the Trophy Cup in years past, Tanner Carrick showed out during his debut at the famed event as the Lincoln, CA driver ran third in the Saturday night feature event and finishes fifth overall in the standings.

“Heading into Trophy Cup I had only ran one race in Tulare, CA,” Tanner Carrick said. “So, it was nice to log some laps there, and have a ton of speed in a really tough event.”

Carrick’s weekend kicked off last Thursday night when the curtain raised on the 27th Trophy Cup after the 2020 event was postponed due to the pandemic. Carrick hit the ground running as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in sixth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Carrick would finish in the sixth position, and that would force him into the ‘B’ with only heat race winners and the highest in points of the heat automatically transferring into the opening night feature event.

Able to carve his way into a transfer position in the second of twin ‘B’ Mains, Carrick’s third place finish would move him into the opening night feature event where he rolled off the starting grid from the 19th starting position.

Slipping back to 21st at the start of the race, Carrick would slowly begin working his way forward as he looked to capitalize on his point total. After working his way forward, Carrick when then slip back to 24th before rallying to net a 17th place finish at the stripe.

Looking to better his total on Friday night and wipe away Thursday night, Carrick would get off to another strong start as he would time in 9th fastest in time trials on this night. Heat race action would go Carrick’s way as the Lincoln, CA driver had huge points run as he worked his way to the win and locked himself directly into the 30-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 9th spot on his night as he was fourth in points heading into the feature, Carrick would battle inside the Top-10 much of the night before slowly slipping back in the closing laps. Falling back, Carrick would cap his night with a 14th place finish.

Saturday’s finale would line Carrick up in the sixth starting position of his heat race. Running a solid race that added to his point total as he crossed the stripe in third, officials would rule that he was on the gas early for the race’s initial start and dock him two positions as he would be credited with a fifth-place finish.

Still well inside the Top-20 in points, Carrick was locked into the 50-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the fourth starting position as he sat 17th in Trophy Cup points.

Solely focused on picking up the race win, Carrick would move into second as he chased after Ryan Timms who set a torrid pace after taking the race lead from Kaleb Montgomery.

With Timms leaving the field in his wake, Carrick would ride in second and try to use traffic to his advantage as it would slow Timms at times.

Though strong in second, Carrick would use a late restart to pounce as he would take the race lead on the 41st lap before a caution flag flew on the 43rd lap. The next restart would see Timms repay the favor on Carrick as it dropped Carrick back to second, and then third as Colby Copeland was able to follow Timms by.

Carrick would swap the second position with Copeland a few times before Copeland got away putting him back in third. The final pair of laps saw eventual Trophy Cup Champion, Buddy Kofoid attempt to knock Carrick off the podium, but Carrick would hold strong as he closed his weekend out with a third place finish in the race, and jumped up to fifth in the final point standings.

“We were in contention to win the race, and we ended up with a Top-5 in points, so I would definitely call it a good weekend,” Tanner Carrick said. “I think we will get better at Tulare with more laps, but this was a really nice start for us.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 58, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 26, Top 10’s: 34

ON TAP: Carrick will take this week off before returning to action in two weeks at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 6th.

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 Airing Live Video Stream of ASCS Sooner Region Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2021) - The penultimate event of the season for the ASCS Sooner Region will be showcased to RacinBoys All Access subscribers via a live video stream this weekend.

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosts the two-day sprint car event on Friday and Saturday.

Both nights will utilize a RacinBoys Broadcasting Network broadcast that features improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages. Every race features the action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $150 for an annual subscription.

Video content can also be accessed via the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV.

Jeremy Campbell owns a 114-point lead over Brandon Anderson in the ASCS Sooner Region championship standings heading into this weekend. Kyle Clark, Ryan Timms and Blake Hahn round out the top five, respectively.

Anderson, Tyler Thomas and Hahn have won previous ASCS Sooner Region races at Creek County Speedway this year with Hahn currently riding a two-race winning streak at the track.

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 .

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Battles to Overcome Crash at Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 26, 2021) - Misfortune hampered Scott Bogucki last weekend during the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver was fast from the first time he hit the track at I-30 Speedway, which hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. Unfortunately, luck wasn't on his side.

Bogucki qualified second quickest in his group to open Friday's action. He was running inside a lock-in position during a heat race when an incident that began on a restart culminated in a flip going into turn one. The crash ended his night early.

"Something broke and sent me into the fence hard," he said. "That broke a lot of stuff. I knew when I couldn't steer I was in trouble. When it turned over all that did was squish the top wing."

Bogucki was buried in the event points, but he did his best to climb out of the hole on Saturday. He hustled from ninth to fourth place during a heat race before rallying from 10th to fifth place in a B Main. It was two positions shy of transferring into the main event.

"The track hadn't widened up enough," he said. "I tried to run around the top, but it was too good on the bottom.

"I feel like me and that place have the same thing I had with Devil's Bowl for a long time. I'm hoping I go there one time and it just clicks like it did at Devil's Bowl. It's frustrating to get to the last race of the year and tear a bunch of stuff up, but sometimes that's part of racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: DNS (-).

Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (9); B Main: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. 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 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, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Ramey Produces Career-Best Outing at I-30 Speedway During Short Track Nationals Opener

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 26, 2021) - A career-best result at I-30 Speedway highlighted the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires for Gunner Ramey last weekend.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver recorded an eighth-place result during Friday's opening round before he capped the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event with a sixth-place showing in a B Main on Saturday.

"It was a little frustrating Saturday, but I felt we were fast every time we hit the track," he said. "We showed that on Friday night."

Ramey was on point from the start of the event on Friday as he set quick time during his group's qualifying session. He then gained a position to finish third in a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. Ramey pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row in the A Main.

"I just made a few mistakes and that made me fall back a few spots," he said. "There were multiple starts at the beginning. One that didn't go was one I needed to go. Once we got going it got to be where everyone was running the bottom. I felt better on the top and I was a little too tight to run the bottom as I needed. I pulled a few big wheelies and every time I did that it seemed we got passed. We were good for the most part. I just needed to not make the mistakes I did and be a little more careful on a track like that. Then I tapped the wall with a few laps to go and it broke the birdcage. I was just hanging on at that point."

Ramey's eighth-place result was his 13th top 10 of the season and second with the ASCS National Tour. It was also his first-ever top 10 at I-30 Speedway.

"I think there were a lot of positives," he said. "For the limited laps there I felt we were really good coming out of the gate. It was really stiff competition with 60 or 70 cars and the ASCS National Tour. It was our first Short Track Nationals and my second time being there. It's not easy to run in the top 10 with the ASCS National Tour so to do that was good."

Saturday started on a frustrating note for Ramey, who drew toward the back of a heat race. He gained one position to end seventh, which relegated him to a B Main. Ramey battled for a top five throughout the race before ending sixth, missing a transfer into the feature by only three positions.

"I felt we had the same speed on Saturday, but with how everything worked out it didn't quite go the way we needed it to," he said. "I drew a pretty big number for our heat race and there was still grease or slop on the track. It's hard to do much and that didn't line us up very well for the rest of the night.

"The track had gotten a little better for our B Main, but everyone was fast. The track was heavy and everyone could be on the gas pretty hard. If it would have slicked off a little bit by then I think that would have been better for us. The car was pretty good, but we weren't way better than everyone else to make a lot of passes in a situation like that."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (3).

Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps

Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps is a full-service provider of signs, awnings and wraps. The company, which was established in 1997 and has locations in Sedalia, Mo., and Columbia, Mo., has skilled craftsman utilize the latest technology and the highest quality products and components to ensure satisfied customers. For more information, visit http://www.Impact4800.com.

"There is a sign inside Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps that says 'A business with a good sign is a sign of a good business,'" Ramey said. "I've realized how big of an impact marketing tools, whether it's a vehicle wrap, a sign or an awning, make on a business. Impact Signs does a tremendous job with its services and helping their clients make the most of their marketing dollars."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, Ostrich Racing Engines, Mid-Mo Equipment, Embry Snow Removal, T.R. Welding, Next LED, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Mitchel Moles Doesn’t Let Bad Luck Deter Him at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though Lady Luck didn’t seem to ride with Mitchel Moles at the 27th Trophy Cup over the weekend, the 21-year-old pilot did not let it deter him as he raced his way into the Saturday night ‘B’ with the Roth Motorsports team.

“Luck was definitely not on our side over the weekend, and this is an event where you need some good luck at times,” Mitchel Moles said. “Even though it was rough, I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity to run this event in one of their famed cars.”

Moles’ Trophy Cup got off to a tough start on Thursday night in Tulare, CA. Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. backed no. 83Jr in 30th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Heat race action would see the Raisin City, CA driver have some bad luck as a steering box failure would see him get upside down in turn two. Though done for the heat, Moles and company would make repairs and he would make the call for the 10-lap ‘C’ where he would cap his opener with a sixth-place finish.

Shaking a tough night off, Moles and company checked back in for action on Friday night with a fresh slate, as they looked to maximize their point out put before Saturday night’s finale.

Timing in 17th fastest on this night, Moles would find himself on the front row of his heat race with his night off to a much better start. During a heat race action, close quarters action would see Moles shoved up into the wall resulting in a myriad of lost spots, and points.

Slipping back to a 4th place finish, Moles would be relegated to one of the twin “B” main events on this night, where a 10th place finish brought his night to a close.

Saturday’s finale would see Moles compete in one last heat race to accrue more points to dictate which feature event he would line up for. In a spirited race, Moles would finish fourth, which placed him in the second row of the ‘C’.

On a re-worked racing surface, Moles would take care of business as he would keep his machine well inside the Top-4 which is where he needed to be to move into the 25-lap ‘B’.

Finishing third, Moles would extend his Trophy Cup as he transferred on.

Tagging the last row of the ‘B’, Moles would continue to fight for each and every position as he looked to work his way into the Top-4 and qualify for the 50-lap finale. With a stout car under him, Moles would work towards to the Top-10 as the race reached the halfway point.

Getting into 12th, Moles would take over 11th on the 18th lap but trouble would strike. Cars would get out of shape in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Moles would get in on the wreck and cause enough damage to bring his night to an early end.

“It was just one of those things that if something could go wrong it seemed to, but we didn’t give up,” Moles said. “I felt like we had a good car all weekend, and I owe that to this Roth Motorsports team Brent, Todd, Brandon, Drew, Albert, Doug, and Sean.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2021.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports is slated to return to action this weekend with the King of the West Series as they continue to finalize plans.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Cox 13th in Trophy Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the 27th Trophy Cup over the weekend in Tulare, CA, Justyn Cox would race hard as he locked the C&M Motorsports entry into the Saturday night feature where he would end up 13th in the race and 18th in the final standings.

“I really have to thank Cody, Mandi, and the entire C&M Motorsports team,” Justyn Cox said. “They all worked really hard to get a strong car out on the track by the time Saturday’s feature rolled out. We lost a lap early with the leader’s torrid pace, but we had a much better car there a 13th place car. On a personal level it was super cool to lock into the Trophy Cup feature with my fifth different team.”

Thursday’s opener got off to a tough start for Cox and company as the Clarksburg, CA driver timed the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber/Legacy Specialties machine in 21st fastest in time trials.

Running second in his heat, Cox would not earn the automatic transfer into the feature event and found himself in the first of the twin ‘B’ Main events. Coming from deep, Cox would work is way forward and find himself in the transfer position with a couple of laps left in the race.

With a gaggle of cars vying for the last transfer spot, contact would ensue knocking Cox up the track as he would end up 7th and bring his opener to an end.

Friday night got off to a bit of a better start for Cox as he would time in 19th fastest in qualifying time trials after going out early in his group. Lining up on the front row of his heat race again, Cox would get the jump on this night and race his way to a win.

Locking into the feature event, Cox would take the green flag from the 21st starting position as he would look to make a run through the field to better himself for Saturday night.

Only able to pick up a few positions in the feature event, Cox’s 19th place finish in the ‘A’ would line him up fourth in his Saturday night heat race.

Sitting right on the cusp of being in a feature event lock in positions, Cox would need to put together a good run in his heat race to secure a direct transfer. Racing his way up to third, Cox would end up 21st in points following heat’s and would be forced into the ‘B’ where he would line up sixth with the points inversion.

With a really nice piece underneath him in the ‘B’, Cox would waste no time racing his way into a transfer position, and actually took the lead in the ‘B’ briefly. Playing it safe, Cox would dip to the low groove and end up finishing second in the semi, and transferring into the 50-lap Trophy Cup feature event.

After a quick track work, a fast surface would greet the field for the opening laps of the feature event. Lining up 21st, Cox would find himself battling with some of the event’s top point earners as the leaders quickly reached the back of the pack.

While working his way forward, Cox would get lapped by Ryan Timms just prior to the race’s scheduled stop which would hamper him for final finishing position.

Continuing to do all he could despite being down a lap, Cox would race his way up to a 13th place finish and finish 18th in the final points.

“We passed a lot of cars in the feature event, but with us going down a lap early some of them were for nothing,” Cox said. “Had a lot of fun in the feature and am curious how high we could have gotten had we not got lapped. Again, big thanks to this team for their hard work all weekend long.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be idle this weekend before taking part in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale on November 6th in Stockton, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-19

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

 

 

Dover Nearly Makes World of Outlaws Feature Before Late-Race Incident Ends Night Early

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 26, 2021) - Debris ended the night early for Jack Dover last Friday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

Dover, who was driving for Chris and Rick Bowers, was in contention to transfer into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event at Lakeside Speedway when he was forced to exit the track after hitting debris late in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We ran over a nerf bar and that popped our right rear tire," he said. "If it wasn't for that I think we would have made the A Main."

The night was a work in progress for Dover, who qualified 23rd quickest and placed sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the A Main by only one spot.

"The track was heavy and too good," he said. "Everyone was fast and there wasn't much passing until feature-time. We don't do this enough to advance a couple of spots in a heat race like we needed to."

Dover competed in the Last Chance Showdown and was running fifth late in the race when a driver in front of him blew a tire. That would have elevated Dover to fourth in the running order, putting him in the final transfer position. However, Dover went to the pits after running over the debris, which flattened a tire.

"I just glanced it and then the tire went down," he said. "We didn't have a handle on the car all night. We kept throwing stuff at it and it was getting a little better each time, but it wasn't feeling how I wanted it to. I'm not sure how it would have gone if we made the main event.

"I want to thank Chris and Rick Bowers for the opportunity this year. That's not how we wanted our last race to go, but I'm grateful for their support and pleased with the success we had this season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: DNF (5).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 6 wins, 30 top fives, 38 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 45 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

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

 

 

Bernal Battles at Trophy Cup with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having a tough start to the Trophy Cup over the weekend, Ryan Bernal came rallied strong on Friday night to set himself up for Saturday night where he was able to race his way into the 50-lap finale.

“We kind of ended up in bad spots early in the weekend, but the guys really stuck with me and we made some noise Friday night and that helped us a ton for Saturday,” Ryan Bernal said.

Timing in 31st fastest in his group on Thursday night aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine, the Hollister, CA native would finish sixth in his heat race.

Locking into B Main No. 1 after all the heats were complete, Bernal would take the green flag from the 19th starting position. Picking up a couple of positions over the course of the semi, Bernal’s opener would come to a close as he finished 14th in the semi.

Back in action on Friday night, Bernal would get his night started off of a much better note as he timed in 12thfastest in qualifying time trials. Moving into heat race, action a roll over would see Bernal’s heat come to an end as he again found himself in another ‘B’.

Lining up 16th in the first ‘B’ on Friday night, things would go much differently for Bernal than they did on Thursday. With his elbows up and points on the line, Bernal would pass cars at will as he eyed one of the four transfer positions into the feature event.

Passing cars a lap at a time, Bernal would wow on lookers as he surged forward and took the fourth and final transfer position into the feature event during the closing laps of the ‘B’.

Moving into the feature event, Bernal would still have his work cut out for himself as he would take the green flag from the 24th starting position. With each position a very valuable point towards Saturday night, Bernal would continue to work his way forward just as he did in the semi.

With the dust settled on the 30-lap feature event, Bernal had worked his way up to 11th and put himself in a good position to race into the Saturday night feature event.

Lining up third in his heat race on Saturday night, Bernal would pick up a position as he would finish in second and put him 23rd overall in points after heat races, which meant he would line up in the second row of the 25-lap ‘B’.

Racing his way to the front, Bernal would spend much of the race running up front until seeing Justyn Cox briefly overtake him for the top spot. Still in a transfer position, Bernal would grab the win on the final lap and earn the 20th starting position in the 50-lap feature event.

Mired in the back of the pack on a very fast racing surface, Bernal would slowly begin working his way forward as he would get up to 18th just past the race’s halfway point.

After going down a lap to the leaders, Bernal would make the decision to call it a night and not risk tearing up equipment on the daunting Thunderbowl Raceway surface.

“It was really fun to rebound on Friday night like we did, and really salvage our night and put us in a good spot,” Bernal said. “Unfortunately, in the ‘A’, the leader was setting a pretty intense pace and put us down a lap. Once that happened, I made the decision to race another day, and called it a weekend. I really want to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton, as well as Paul Baines and the entire Tarlton Motorsports crew.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., EZ Haul, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 30, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 9.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action on Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA as well as on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park for a pair of KWS events.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

 

 

Sean Becker 12th in Final Trophy Cup Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the 27th Trophy Cup with Vertullo Motorsports over the weekend, Sean Becker would pair a ninth-place finish on Friday night and a 12th place finish on Saturday night and end up 12th in the final event standings.

“We had a lot of fun at this great event,” Sean Becker said. “All the credit goes to this team, because they continued to make the car better every time we hit the track.”

Following Thursday night’s showing where he finished 9th in the night’s second ‘B’, Becker and company came out firing on Friday night looking for a much better point total to take into Saturday.

Timing the Starr Property Management/Morrison Concrete/A.R.T. backed No. 83V machine in 18th fastest in his qualifying group, ‘The Shark’ would capitalize on a front row starting position in his heat race as he powered to the win and locked into the Friday night feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 14th starting position, the Roseville, CA driver was able to power his way forward as he used his veteran savvy as well as some patience.

Working his was methodically around the high-banked 1/3 mile oval, Becker would approaching the Top-10 just after the race’s halfway point. Jumping inside the Top-10 with four laps left in the 30-lapper, Becker would battle between ninth and 10th in the final laps.

When the Ed Entz checkered flag was displayed, Becker would capture the ninth position as he would then turn his attention to Saturday night’s finale.

Lining up sixth in his Saturday night heat race, Becker was run an unconventional line at the Thunderbowl as he opted to use the bottom of the speedway, With the rest of the field pounding the cushion and riding the wall, Becker was able to make up ground on the low groove as he worked his way up to a second-place finish and securely put himself in the 50-lap feature event.

Sitting 15th in event points, Becker would take the green flag from the sixth starting position for the Trophy Cup finale as he would set his sights on earning the race win and letting the points fall how they fell.

Battling for position inside the Top-Three in the race’s early laps, Becker would settle into fourth on what was a very fast surface in the opening stanzas.

A lap 21 caution would turn into the scheduled stop and under the stoppage a cut tire was detected by the Vertullo Motorsports crew and changing tires would force Becker to the back of the lead lap cars, which moved him from 4th to 15th.

Giving up position inside the Top-5, Becker would now find himself in a battle with some of the events top point earners as he looked to race his way back forward.

Able to recover a few positions, ‘The Shark’ would end his night with a 12th place finish in both the race and in the point standings.

“It was definitely a bit of a heart breaker to have a cut tire that early and give up our track position,” Becker added. “Thanks to this team, we were able to make some changes and still come away with a solid finish.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-55, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 12, Top-10’s- 28

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action with the King of the West Series this Friday night in Hanford, CA and on Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA.

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.

 

 

Sanders Runs Sixth in Trophy Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running eighth on Thursday night before using Friday as his throw away night following a heat race flip, Justin Sanders would lock into Saturday’s Trophy Cup finale and finish sixth in the race and eighth in the overall standings.

“We had a pretty good run at Trophy Cup,” Justin Sanders said. “I don’t have a ton of laps at the Thunderbowl, so to compete like we did is pretty cool.”

Thursday night opened the prestigious race up with the Aromas, CA driver timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4sa entry in 12th fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders would finish in the third position which would transfer him into the night’s ‘B’ Main with only the heat winner and the highest in points transferring to the ‘A’.

In a hard fought ‘B’ on Thursday night, Sanders would fight his way forward and get into a transfer position late in the 20-lap affair. Finishing third, Sanders would transfer into the ‘A’, where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position.

With the track getting racy in the 30-lap ‘A’, Sanders would race his way into the Top-10 as each position was more valuable than the last with points being the name of the game at this event.

Racing his way well into the Top-10, Sanders would cap his night off with an eighth-place finish.

Getting upside down in his Friday night heat race, Sanders and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would opt to call it a night as they would take their Thursday night points with them into the Saturday night finale.

Lining up sixth in his Saturday night heat race, Sanders would finish in the fourth position which would lock him directly into the 50-lap feature event.

Sitting 15th in points after heat races, Sanders would line up fifth on the starting grid for the final feature event of the weekend.

Getting into third early in the ‘A’, Sanders would actually unofficially lead the Trophy Cup with the higher point earners still mired deep in the field with the track extremely fast to open the race up.

Battling with the likes of Tanner Carrick, Colby Copeland, and DJ Netto, Sanders would continue to run inside the Top-5 as the race scooted along in a very fast pace.

A couple of late yellows would allow eventual Trophy Cup Champion, Buddy Kofoid, to get by Sanders, as Sanders would slip back to sixth.

Chasing after Kofoid and Netto in the closing laps, Sanders would close his Trophy Cup out with a sixth place finish as he ended eighth in the final standings.

“Big thanks to the Dale Miller Motorsports team and everyone who supports us,” Sanders said. “We would have liked to be battling for the points title, but to battle up front and come away with Top-10’s in both the race and standings is still a soldi weekend.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Nail-It Roofing, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Black Out Fight Gear, and 24 Hour Road Side Service for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 6, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Sanders will return to 410ci racing this weekend as he is slated for two nights of action starting in Hanford, CA on Friday and Bakersfield, CA on Saturday.

 

 

Sides Heading to Lawton Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 26, 2021) - Jason Sides is down to the penultimate weekend of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.

"Going into the end of the year you want to have some good runs," he said. "It'd be nice to have a couple of top 10s to help you get through the offseason."

Sides and the Outlaws venture to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Friday before heading to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals. He placed 13th at Lawton Speedway and ninth at Devil's Bowl Speedway last year.

"I did like Lawton when we went there last year," he said. "We had a good run there besides giving up a little at the end of the feature. I feel like we can have a good run this weekend. And at Devil's Bowl, we've qualified well and raced well there. I'm looking forward to both tracks."

Sides ran into misfortune last Friday at Lakeside Speedway, which hosted the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. He qualified 22nd quickest and placed sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the A Main by only one spot. However, Sides was well on his way to transferring into the main event as he was running second in the Last Chance Showdown when a flat tire ended his night early.

"It wasn't a good night for us," he said. "I really don't know what happened there to the tire. We kept looking and couldn't find anything on the tire. It had good tread, but the thing blew up so we probably cut it on something."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: DNF (4).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

70 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Completes First Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in California’s crowned jewel event in what was his first appearance at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, Joel Myers Jr turned in a respectable performance that culminated with him finishing 15th in the Saturday night B after a total of 85 cars took part in the 27th Trophy Cup.

“Trophy Cup was definitely an experience,” Joel Myers Jr said. “It is an event where you have to on your game each time you hit the track, and with it being my first time every seeing the place, we went into it in a bit of a hole, but it was fun and I learned quite a few different things.”

Thursday night’s opener saw Myers get off to a bit of a slow start as he timed in 26th fastest in his qualifying flight. Continuing to adapt to the 1/3 mile track, the Sebastopol, CA driver would line the All About Fire Protection/Dirt Dudes/Amerikote backed No. 46jr machine up in the seventh spot in his heat race.

Finishing seventh, Myers would move into a B Main where he would take the green flag from the 18th starting position. With the track widening out, Myers would work around the speedway as he climbed his way up to a 12th place finish.

Friday night marked a fresh night at the Trophy Cup with driver’s taking their better points total of the two preliminary nights to Saturday’s finale.

Timing in fifth fastest in qualifying on this night, a greasy racing surface would see Myers get tight on the start as would lose a spot and fall to sixth. Finishing in the sixth position, Myers Jr would again move into the ‘B’ where he would start on the front row.

Taking on some of the best in California in his ‘B’ on this night, Myers would be right in the thick of things as he challenged for a transfer position up until the final stages of the semi. In a multi car battle for the final transfer spot, ‘Jr’ would end up taking the checkered flag in seventh, which brought an end to his night.

Saturday night’s finale kicked off with heat race qualifiers as one final shot for drivers to improve their point positioning. Running sixth in his heat, Myers Jr would make himself eligible for the “B” as he would take the green form the 20th starting position.

Getting off to a slow start, Myers would run in the back as he went to work on the high side of the speedway, as he put his right-rear on the Thunderbowl Raceway wall. With the track changing over the course of the 25-lap race, Myers would adapt as he started to work his way forward.

As Myers Jr gained speed in the ‘B’, trouble would strike on the 17th lap as cars would get out of shape in front of him clogging the track and leaving him nowhere to go but into the fray.

With his crew and some additional help working frantically in the work area, they were able to get the 15-year-old pilot back on to the track.

In the final eight laps, Myers would pick up a few of his lost positions as he took the checkered in the 15th spot and officially finished 40th in points.

“I am greateful to have had the opportunity to compete, and hope we can get some more laps in Tulare, CA before next year’s event,” Myers Jr said. “We still have a few race weekends left and am hoping we can finish this season out srong.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Dirt Dudes, Amerikote, PitStopUSA, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Factory Kahne Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

ON TAP: Myers Jr is now set for his first ever visit to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this weekend during the 27th Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Nienhiser Caps 2021 Season Off with Second Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: After starting his season off as a fulltime USAC National Sprint Car Series competitor, Paul Nienhiser got back to his winged roots over the Summer and ended his season on a high note as he closed his 2021 campaign out with a second-place finish on Saturday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

“The last month or so of our season has been really good to us winning a handful of races as well as a couple of seconds,” Paul Nienhiser said. “Finishing second in what was our last race of the season kind of stings, but it does lead us into the offseason on a high note.”

Taking part in one last race in 2021 on Saturday night at Jacksonville Speedway for ‘The Encore’ Nienhiser would open his night up with a second-place finish in his heat race after taking the green flag from the third starting position.

Sitting seventh in event points after heats, the Chapin, IL driver would line up seventh in the feature event aboard the Midland Performance No. 50 machine.

On a slick and racy surface, Nienhiser was able to make quick work of a couple of competitors early as he cracked the Top-Five as he chased after his eighth win of the season.

Able to go both high and low in the Scott Bonar prepared machine, Nienhiser would get help up by a couple of cars as he got into second with just two-laps left in the race.

With leader, Jack Neuman, out to a sizeable lead, Nienhiser would push the envelope as much as he could, but the gap was just too large to overcome.

With the checkered flag flying the air for the race, as well as his season, Nienhiser would come away with a second-place finish.

“It is nice to roll into the offseason on a relatively high note, but we would have preferred to win one of these final couple of races instead of a pair of seconds,” Nienhiser said. “As we close out our 2021 season, I am not quite sure what direction we will head in 2022, but I will make sure we are ready and prepared when the time comes. Big thanks to all my guys in the shop, our partners, and our fans for making this season a great one.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, 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.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Nienhiser’s 2021 season has come to a close.

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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Fall Fling at Creek County Approaches for Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League

Belleville, IL. (10/25/2021) Finalizing the 2021 racing season for stand-alone series shows, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will visit the friendly confines of Creek County Speedway on October 29-30 for the annual Fall Fling featuring a Kids Costume contest during Saturday’s Intermission and “Trailer Treating” in the pits.

Heading into the weekend of solely POWRi West Midget League racing Emilio Hoover has attained a commanding 510-point lead over a pair of sensational rookie-of-the-year contenders in Tanner Berryhill (2nd in Points) and Branigan Roark (4th in Points) as Kyle Jones (3rd in Points) continues to quickly gain positions in the season standings through a pair of wins and consistent top-five showings.

Friday, October 29th Creek County Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – 4:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM
Hot Laps – 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Saturday, October 30th Creek County Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – 2:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 5:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Kids Costume Contest During Intermission: $50 to the Best Dressed | Trailer Treating in the Pits.

Grandstands Gates Open: 5:00 PM Friday | 4:00 PM Saturday.
Pit Pass: $35
General Admission: $15
Kids 11-14: $6
Children 10 and Under: FREE

Classes to compete at the Creek County Speedway for the Fall Fling include the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League and the Lucas Oil ASCS Sooner Region both Friday, October 29th, and Saturday, October 30th. For more track information visit www.creekcountyspeedway.com.

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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.

 

 

The Big Wheel and Team 73 celebrate successful 2021 campaign; 2022 plans coming together

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (October 26, 2021) – The 2021 season is officially in the books for Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel and Team 73, and although the dust has settled and the off-season tear down has commenced, the feeling of accomplishment still lingers giving the “Big Wheel” an extra momentum kick heading into the winter months.

Of the successes Team 73 attained in 2021, four were in the form of victories, all of which occurring during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA) competition within the Badger State. A late bloomer in some respect, Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Viking Masek Global Packaging, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, PitStop Pizza, KSI Supply Inc, Racers Hall Bar & Grill, Obie 5, Spikes Barbershop, Total Restoration Services, No. 73 sprint car, did not find victory lane for the first time until July 30, outdueling Danny Schlafer and Jake Blackhurst in a 20-lap battle at Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wisconsin.

The win in Antigo ignited a great second half for Thiel, as the Big Wheel went on to earn IRA triumphs at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on August 22, Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisconsin, on September 10, and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on September 18. Impressive enough, in 17 IRA feature starts, Thiel found the top-ten on 15 occasions, 12 of which occurring within the top-five.

Making time for Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions, as well, Thiel battled with “America’s Series” on several occasions in 2021, earning ten feature starts including two during Circle City Raceway’s debut on May 20-21. The Big Wheel was a head turner more times than not, translating five of his ten feature starts into top-ten finishes, two of which top-fives. Perhaps his most impressive All Star performance of the season occurred during Kokomo Speedway’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race on Sunday, May 23. Thiel not only secured a top-five result during the $26,000-to-win showcase, but he rallied big in the process, climbing ahead from the outside of row seven to finish fifth. There were 42 drivers entered for action, many of whom were heavy hitters from across the country.

Unfortunately, Thiel’s season did encounter a major setback, as a back injury, the result of a heat race incident during All Star/IRA action at Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 5, sidelined the 29-year-old for most of the month of June. Despite the kink in his summer schedule, Thiel remained motivated, recovering quickly to join the World of Outlaws for Wilmot Raceway’s Badger 40 on July 10. The home state program was a complete success for the Big Wheel, capping the evening with an eighth-place run in the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.

“It was a great season for this team. I think we had the potential to win a few more races, but we were in the hunt more often than not, so it’s tough to be disappointed about that,” Scotty Thiel explained. “I can’t say enough about this team and all of our partners. There are a lot of hard working, dedicated people out there who help make our ambitions a reality, so we appreciate everything they do for us. It takes a lot to make a race team work…it takes even more to win.”

As for 2022, things are still rather uncertain for Scotty Thiel and Team 73. Preliminary thoughts include building a schedule much like 2021; focusing on a “true outlaw” agenda.

“We’re still tossing around some ideas, but we’ll figure out a game plan sooner than later,” Thiel continued. “We’ll enjoy the next few weeks, but we’ll be back to work before we know it.”

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Viking Masek Global Packaging, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, PitStop Pizza, KSI Supply Inc, Racers Hall Bar & Grill, Obie 5, Spikes Barbershop, Total Restoration Services, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Hepfner Racing Products, K1 Racegear.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2021 STATS: Events: 43 Wins: 4 Top-Fives: 14 Top-Tens: 21

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway to host first Racer's Swap Meet, in paved pit area on Nov. 7

 

WHEATLAND, MO. (Oct. 26, 2021) - After the long racing season and with an eye on building toward 2022, drivers looking to buy, sell or trade parts or other items are invited to Lucas Oil Speedway's first "Racer's Swap Meet" on Nov. 7.

The event will be held outdoors in the paved pit area at the speedway, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost for a booth is $30 (which includes one free admission) and set up is set for 7-10 a.m.

Booth spaces will be the size of two pit stalls (approximately 20 by 20 feet). If a larger space is required, please specify while reserving.

"We've had several people over the last few years ask us about having a swap meet here, so I figured we would give it a shot and see how it goes," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said.

Lorton added that products don't have to be limited to racing items.

Admission will be at the pit office and is $5 (ages 12 and over) with anyone 11-and-under admitted free.

To reserve a vendor booth area, call the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984.

The Boone's BBQ food trailer will be onsite throughout the day with food for sale.

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

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW FUELED BY SUNOCO RACE FUELS RETURNS AFTER A ONE YEAR ABSENCE DUE TO COVID

OAKS, PA OCTOBER 25, 2021 . . .The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2022 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show is set to return after a one year absence due to covid to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for the 13th year.

The 37th annual event will be held on Friday January 21st thru Saturday, January 22nd. Show hours will run from 2pm to 8pm on Friday, 11am to 7pm on Saturday. Set-up will take place on Thursday, with move out Saturday night after the show closing.

“We are streamlining the show with less set-up time and show time,” said show organizer Len Sammons. “The change will make the show more cost effective with the plan to do as much business as in the past, perhaps more, in less time.”

The show floor plan will also have a new look in 2022. “We are turning the aisles around, this will give the show a whole new look and increase traffic flow throughout the entire building,” said Sammons. “We have considered changes for several years and feel this is the time to give the show a whole new look. Our goal is for there not to be an open spot in the show!”

Exhibitors from the 2020 show are invited to renew their space first by November 5. After that date all remaining available space in the 200,000 square feet of show space will become available on a first come, first serve basis.

Anyone interested in exhibitor information should contact Danny Sammons at motorsports@aarn.com or via phone at 609.888.3618. Information will also be posted at the show website, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2021 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds along with many popular figures in the sport.

The two day show will feature just about everything imaginable in Motorsports.

The Expo Center is a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors as it is easy to get to from area highways and offers free parking.

Check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com for further information or reach out to Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618.

 

 

Trophy Cup Payout Released

 by Ron Rodda

The point fund is always paid to the drivers who make the Saturday night main event as they are the top point cars. This year’s point fund paid $81,500 which is in addition to the three night racing purse. Since drivers who race the Saturday main event are guaranteed $5000 total for the three days, many drivers receive an extra payout to reach that amount.

Cup champion, Buddy Kofoid, received $20,800 for finishing 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the three main events which includes $13,000 for being tops in points. An additional $6,200 was added to reach the guaranteed $27,000 payout.

The total paid each year varies based on how much additional if needed to reach the guaranteed payouts. This year $30,430 was paid in extra payout above what is paid in the advertised purse and point fund.

The 2021 payout for the top 24 driver is:

Buddy Kofoid $27,000 Colby Copeland 13,100 DJ Netto 11,600 Corey Day 9,100 Tanner Carrick 7,800 Ryan TImms 9,240 Anthony Macri 7,650 Rico Abreu 6,240 Justin Sanders 5,200

The following drivers each received $5,000 Shane Golobic, Sean Becker, Carson Macedo, Cory Eliason, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Hirst, Tim Kaeding, Justyn Cox, Chase Randall, Robbie Price, Jake Andreotti, Ryan Bernal, Kaleb Montgomery, Kaleb Montgomery, and Dominic Scelzi

 

 

LAKESIDE SPEED: CJB and Bayston Score Strong charge in A Feature
Team gathering resources for final World Finals Push in November

CARLISLE, PA. - October 25, 2021 - Spencer Bayston charged from 21st to 13th to cap off a stop at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kan. as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continued their trek to the season ending World Finals.

The CJB #5 timed in 21st of the machines registered at the half-mile track. Bayston finished 7th in his heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown before going ona tear in the A feature.

The RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co. Signing Day Sports, J.R.C. Transportation, Inc. and High Performance Lubricants #5 will be in action again with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as they head to the World of Outlaws World Finals in early November.

McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 50
Wins: 1
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 28
Heat Race Wins: 8
Dash Wins: 2
Laps Led: 1

Bayston 2021 Stats:

Starts: 7
Wins: 1
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 1
Top-10's: 1
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 1
Laps Led: 1

Kofoid 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 1
Top-10's: 3
Heat Race Wins: 2
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

Wise 2021 Stats:

Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 0
Top-10's: 0
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

Madsen 2021 Stats:

Starts: 14
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 2
Top-5's: 0
Top-10's: 1
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 1
Laps Led: 9

 

 

JENNERSTOWN RETURNS TO MUST SEE RACING SCHEDULE IN 2022

October 25, 2021 – Holly, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro today announced that the series will be returning to Jennerstown Speedway August 27, 2022. It will be the first time the popular 410-winged pavement sprint car series has competed at the 0.522 speedway since 2020.

MSR president Jim Hanks made the announcement and expressed how excited the series is to return to Jennerstown Speedway. “Our MSR officials and race teams are excited to be back at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway in 2022 showcasing the super-fast winged sprints in the DAVID D. MATEER MEMORIAL event honoring American Racer’s past president who played an integral part developing the MSR very successful spec tire.

Jennerstown Speedway has great enthusiastic fans and is no doubt one of the best short track facilities anywhere. Can’t wait to see everyone on August 27th, 2022.” Concluded Hanks.

The speedway’s GM Billy Hribar also expressed how excited Jennerstown Speedway is to welcome 410 sprint cars back in 2022. ”The last time Must See Racing was here we had an overwhelming crowd. It was a great experience. Last year we were trying to recover from COVID. We kind of went a different direction to bounce back. We had a stellar season at the speedway this year. We saw a great opportunity to add to it and bring the sprint cars back.

There is a rich history, not just in Jennerstown, but in Western Pennsylvania with sprint cars on the dirt tracks around here. It was one of those things where we saw there was a 410 for asphalt series out there, we tried to intrigue these fans, particularly on the dirt side to come over to see that. That’s what exactly happened. It just didn’t play to the asphalt fans in the area, it also lured in dirt fans to come experience Jennerstown. We expect a big crowd” concluded Hribar.

Jennerstown Speedway has a rich history of hosting sprint car events in the past. The track was built as a flat half mile in the 1920’s. It was paved in 1987. Prior to its paving the track had hosted countless sprint car events over the years. It is also the site of iconic sprint car driver Jan Opperman’s crash that resulted in a severe head injury in 1981. The injury would ultimately be responsible for his death in 1997.

For more information on this event and the 2022 schedule please log onto www.mustseeracing.com

 


 

IMCA Champ Clark Takes Keystone

Justin Clark had enjoyed a dream season in 2021 with 16 IMCA/RaceSaver victories and the national IMCA/RaceSaver Championship, plus the Ohio state title, two RaceSaver series championships and one track title, but the Hamersville, Ohio, racer let his emotions show Saturday night when he put the icing on the cake at the 10th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge.

“We won at Port Royal.”

A year ago Clark had finished second in this race to his predecessor as national champion, PASS’s own Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery. This year it all came together.

“Been running here for four years,” he said in victory lane, “and, man, we finally got it done.

“It’s been an amazing year.”

The race bore some similarities to 2020, when Bard pulled out to a big lead, only to have Clark nearly catch him in traffic. This time it was Derek Hauck behind the Walker Performance Filtration/Simpson Race Products/Hooser Sugar Daddy #78 – although Buddy Schweibinz of Petersburg, N.J., had ducked underneath Clark on a lap two restart and led down the backstretch before Clark recaptured the lead in turn three.

On lap four, Hauck got past Schweibinz, and when Clark got into traffic on lap nine, the Allenwood racer, with wins in his last two outings, began to whittle down the lead. During 20 straight green-flag laps, the two drivers skillfully negotiated lapped cars; Hauck closed to less than three car lengths on lap 20, but Clark had extended his lead again by lap 22, when the race’s final caution flew for a slowing Robbie Bartchey.

Hauck tried the inside on that final restart and came close to making it work, but Clark again used the outside to hold the lead, and he went relatively unchallenged for the final eight laps, winning by 1.842 seconds.

Besides the usual post-race thanks – his parents, crew and sponsors – Clark directed a “shout-out” to two-time PASS Champion Zach Newlin.

“He helped me out a lot tonight,” Clark said, “and what he gave me worked.”

While the battle for the lead was enough to keep spectators occupied, Dave Grube II of York Haven and Bard were deciding the track championship for the RaceSaver sprints. Both stated back in the pack – Grube on the eighth row and Bard on the tenth – and both moved forward quickly, but Grube, who had a five-point lead in the standings – never let Bard come close enough to threaten his advantage. At one point Grube climbed to fifth, but he slipped to seventh after the late restart. Bard came home ninth after taking fourth and first in his first two Keystone starts.

Veteran Kevin Nagy of Gilbert, the 2021 Mid Atlantic Sprint Series Champion, slipped past Schweibinz for third at the end, and Kassidy Kreitz, the event’s Penns Valley Meat Market $200 Hard Charger Award winner took fifth in the closing laps.

Kreitz advanced 11 positions during race, as did Bard, but her higher finished earned her the award. Grube moved up 10 spots, as did Will Brunson, who finished 14th.

Mike Melair, Grube, Doug Dodson, Bard and 2013 Keystone winner Jake Waters completed the top 10.

Clark, who won both the Ohio Thunder IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Schaeffer’s Oil Indiana RaceSaver Series this year, has been racing occasionally with PASS since 2018, and until this win, his runner-up finish in last year’s Keystone was his best performance. He finished fourth at Port in a race this past April. He won this year’s national IMCA/RaceSaver Championship by nine points over Bard and Marcus Thomas of Texas, who tied for second place.

An incredible 68 cars signed in for the race, necessitating six heat races and three B-Mains to set the field. Bartchey, Fred Arnold, Austin Reed, Clark, Hauck, and Jeff Geiges won the heats, with Drew Young, Dave Brown and Bard taking the B-Mains. The top 26 non-qualifiers ran in the Founder’s Cup race (see separate story).

The program was largely devoid of serious incidents, although Cale Reigle tangled with another car while lining up for the feature and rolled his #14, ending his racing early. He was not injured.

The turnout was the highest in the 10 years the KRC has been run.

The Keystone RaceSaver Challenge is part of Port Royal’s “Blue Collar Classic” program, which this year also featured racing for the limited late models and 4-cylinders. A total of 112 cars filled the pits.

The race ended the season for both PASS and Port Royal. Garrett Bard had previously been declared the PASS Champion for the second straight season (series points end in September).

For schedule and other information as the 2022 season plans are developed, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, Port Royal Speedway, October 23

HEAT 1 – 1. 29B-Robbie Bartchey; 2. 28R-Jason Roush; 3. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 4. 22H-Rod Henning; 5. 8-Nick Sweigart; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. 3-Cory Cornell; 8. 4C-Cocy Hackenberry; 9. 23M-Tom Wise; 10. 21-Andrew Boyer; 11. 34-D.J. Cassler; 12. R6-Reed Thompson (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 88-Fred Arnold; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 18T-Tim Tanner; 4. 7-Drew Young; 5. 11-Dylan Smith; 6. 46-Mike Alleman; 7. 8-Will Brunson; 8. 51-Dave Gerber; 9. 98-Croix Beasom; 10. 11X-Robert Garvey. DNS – 56-Tyler Snook.

HEAT 3 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 54-Mike Melair; 3. 39X-Scott Frack; 4. 23-Nathan Gramley; 5. 12-Roger Irvine; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 32A-Austin Greeland; 8. 32-Dale Eggert; 9. 6-Torrey Rose; 10. 9-Mariah Romig. DNS – 67-Ken Duke Jr.

HEAT 4 – 1. 78-Justin Clark; 2. 45-Kevin Nagy; 3. 14-Cale Reigle; 4. 44-Dave Brown; 5. 97-Kenny Heffner; 6. 03-Branstin Shue; 7. 7-Aiden Borden; 8. 9S-Rick Stief; 9. 26-Ryan Lynn; 10. 11W-Donnie Wise (DNF). DNS – 91-John Fiore.

HEAT 5 – 1. 33-Derek Hauck; 2. 10-Jake Waters; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 55-Dom Melair; 5. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 6. 5-Logan Spahr; 7. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 8. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 9. 15-Matt Rader; 10. 31-Roger Weaver; 11. 44C-Daren Bolac.

HEAT 6 – 1. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 2. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 3. 3D-Dave Grube II; 4. 70-Eddie Wagner; 5. 95-Garrett Bard; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 8. 19-Kruz Kepner; 9. 5J-Logan Jones; 10. 17-Oween Dimm. DNS – 1M-Paul Moyer.

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 7-Drew Young; 2. 22H-Rod Henning; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4-Will Brunson; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 11-Dylan Smith; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 3-Cory Cornell; 9. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 10. 21-Andrew Boyer; 11. 34-D.J. Cassler; 12. 51-Dave Graber; 13. 23M-Tom Wise; 14. R6-Reed Thompson; 15. 98-Croix Beasom; 16. 11X-Robert Garvey (DNF). DNS – 56-Tyler Snook.

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 44-Dave Brown; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 12-Roger Irvine; 4. 03-Branston Shue; 5. 97-Kenny Heffner; 6. 23-Nathan Gramley; 7. 7-Aiden Borden; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 9S-Rick Stief; 10. 32A-Austin Greenland; 11. 54M-Todd Lynn; 12. 6-Torrey Rose; 13. 32-Dale Eggert; 14. 9-Mariah Romig (DNF). DNS – 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 11W-Donnie Wise; 91-John Fiore.

B-MAIN 3 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 3. 70-Eddie Wagner; 4. 55-Dom Melair; 5. 25-Dustin Young; 6. 1H-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 5-Logan Spahr; 8. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 9. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 10. 19-Kruz Kepner; 11. 17-Owen Dimm; 12. 44V-Daren Bolac; 13. 31-Roger Weaver; 14. 5J-Logan Jones. DNS – 15-Matt Rader; 1M-Paul Moyer.

KEYSTONE RACESAVER CHALLENGE FEATURE – 1. 78-Justin Clark; 2. 33-Derek Hauck; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 5. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 6. 54-Mike Melair; 7. 3D-Dave Grube II; 8. 20-Doug Dodson; 9. 95-Garrett Bard; 10. 10-Jake Waters; 11. 34-Austin Reed; 12. 44-Dave Brown; 13. 18T-Tim Tanner; 14. 8-Will Brunson; 15. 7-Drew Young; 16. 88-Fred Arnold; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 22H-Rod Henning; 19. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 20. 29B-Robbie Bartchey; 21. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 22. 70-Eddie Wagner; 23. 28R-Jason Roush; 24. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 25. 39X-Scott Frack. DNS – 14-Cale Reigle. DNQ – 8-Nick Sweigart; 12-Roger Irvine; 46-Mike Alleman; 03-Branstin Shue; 55-Dom Melair; 11-Dylan Smith; 97-Kenny Heffner; 25-Dustin Young; 80-Dave Wickham; 23-Nathan Gramley; 1-Rowdy Heffner; 3-Cory Cornell; 7-Aiden Borden; 5-Logan Spahr; 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 26-Ryan Lynn; 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 21-Andrew Boyer; 9S-Rick Stief; 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 34-D.J. Cassley; 32A-Austin Greenland; 19-Kruz Kepner; 54M-Todd Lynn; 17-Owen Dimm; 51-Dave Graber; 6-Torrey Rose; 44V-Daren Bolac; 23M-Tom Wise; 32-Dale Eggert; 31-Roger Weaver; R6-Reed Thompson; 9-Mariah Romig; 5J-Logan Jones; 98-Croix Beasom; 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 15-Matt Rader; 11X-Robert Garvey; 11W-Donnie Wise; 1M-Paul Moyer; 56-Tyler Snook; 91-John Fiore.

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports cap season with productive weekend at Gas City Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 25, 2021) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports did their best to cap their 2021 season on a positive note, and a positive note is what they achieved, ultimately turning a pair of Gas City Speedway starts into a pair of top-ten finishes.

Dubbed the Fall Festival of Speed, Gas City’s doubleheader and season finale was unexpectedly transitioned into a one-day program, as foul Friday weather forced all of the Friday features to be conducted on Saturday afternoon. Despite the fact, Westfall performed well against a stacked pit area and finished seventh during each of the Fall Festival outings, highlighted by an impressive rally from 13th during the Friday feature.

With the team’s 2021 calendar officially concluded, Westfall, driver of Ray Marshalls’ Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/”Bumblebee Express,” will head straight into the off-season, set to tear down and rebuild while keeping his eyes fixated on the new year. Although the Pleasant Hill, Ohio-native was two victories shy of matching his 2020 season total, Westfall’s success rate and consistency was every bit as impressive, padding his 2021 highlight reel with a Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) championship, as well as two victories in the non-wing ranks, one of which a BOSS win in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Creating a near-perfect weekend, the evening prior to his Pittsburgh victory, Westfall was second at Lernerville Speedway.

In addition to his triumph at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Westfall and Ray Marshall were victorious at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, April 9.

“It was good to end our season on a positive note. Heading into the off-season with some positive momentum is always important…it keeps you motivated,” Westfall said, now a two-time BOSS champion. “I just can’t say it enough…a big thanks to Ray Marshall and the entire team for making a season like ours possible. Ray’s love for sprint cars is what allows us to be out here racing every weekend. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without Ray’s hard work and dedication. We’re not exactly sure of a plan for next year…time will tell.”

“Matt and the team did a fantastic job this season…I’m proud of everyone,” Ray Marshall added. “We believe in Matt and we believe in what this team is capable of achieving. I don’t think we’re too sure on a plan for 2022 yet, but we’ll see soon enough.”

Upcoming plans for Westfall and Ray Marshall will be determined in the coming weeks. Fans are expected to keep alert online, as well as on social media, for any news pertaining to Ray Marshall Motorsports.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9. Rallied from 17th to finish tenth during Kokomo’s non-wing portion of Grand Prix finale. Finished ninth during Friday program of Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo on Saturday afternoon, May 8. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during BOSS Series starts at Gas City (5th) and Lawrenceburg (8th) on May 14-15. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 30. Finished third at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 4. Finished ninth from 18th during Gas City start on Friday, June 11. Finished tenth during USAC Eastern Storm start at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 15. Earned back-to-back top-fives in BOSS action at Ohio Valley Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 2-3. Finished fifth during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on July 9. Finished third during BOSS Series start at Atomic Speedway on July 10. Earned back-to-back BOSS Series podiums on July 23-24; second at Lernerville Speedway on Friday and earned a win at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday. Finished second at Limaland on Friday, July 30. Finished fourth during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on August 14. Finished tenth in Kokomo Smackdown preliminary on Friday, August 27. Finished third with BOSS Series at Fremont Speedway on September 18. Finished ninth during the USAC National Sprint Car portion of Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals. Finished second in Roll the Dice finale at I-96 Speedway on Saturday, October 9. Finished seventh in each of Gas City’s Fall Festival of Speed features.

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)


Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina road trips to conclude Zearfoss’ Rookie Outlaw campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 25, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss is certainly enjoying his first year as a full-time World of Outlaws competitor, and although only four starts remain on the 2021 schedule, there is still a lot to do. The former Posse regular, who is currently ninth in the Series driver championship, is still on the hunt for his first-ever victory as a full-time Outlaw, which would ultimately pad a season stat sheet that already includes 21 top-ten finishes. With less than a handful of starts remaining, what better time to achieve an Outlaw victory than during a two-day swing through America’s cowboy country.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., 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, No. 3Z sprint car, will continue his 2021 World of Outlaws campaign with visits to Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 29-30. A $30,000 potential, the visit to Lawton, Oklahoma, will award $10,000, followed by the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl.

Frustrating in some respect, Zearfoss’ most recent World of Outlaws start resulted in a 20th-place score at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday, October 22. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native started ninth on the evening grid, but an eventual trip to the work area would negate all momentum earned.

“It can be frustrating, but it’s all a part of the process. This team never gives up and we’ll continue to push through until the end of the season,” Brock Zearfoss said, a former World of Outlaws winner but prior to his full-time season. “We’ve learned a lot this year and that’s probably the most important part. We have the potential and the equipment to be competitive and win races, but racing with the best in the world every night forces you to be even better than your potential. We’re going to head into these last few races with the ambition to win.”

Once Zearfoss concludes his two-day stint through Oklahoma and Texas, the former Port Royal Speedway champion will turn his truck east and head for The Tar Heel State, set to conclude his World of Outlaws Rookie campaign with the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., 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, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, 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.

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

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 29
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 21

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth.


Rico Abreu back on top in Friday night Trophy Cup preliminary

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, October 21st-23rd
Event: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing
Series: Open 360 Sprint Car Event
Track: Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Thursday: DNQ
Friday: 1st (6th)
Saturday: 22nd (18th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 25, 2021) – Rico Abreu’s run of success in Thunderbowl Raceway’s Trophy Cup is certainly impressive. Not only did the St. Helena, California-native sweep the entire program in 2019, winning all three main events for a total winner’s share exceeding $25,000, but Abreu continued that Trophy Cup success again in 2021, this time winning Friday’s preliminary from sixth on the grid.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/XYZ Machining/No. 24 sprint car, made his presence known early in Friday’s 30-lap prelim and was in a position to pounce by halfway. An eventual caution on lap 25 set up Abreu’s winning move, powering by Mitchell Faccinto during the ensuing restart. The win, a $4,000 share, also gave Abreu some redemption, as the now three-time sprint car winner in 2021 was unable to qualify for the Trophy Cup preliminary feature just one night prior.

Unfortunately, bad luck was served yet again during Saturday’s Trophy Cup finale. After starting 18th by way of an invert determined by Trophy Cup points leading up to the finale, Abreu was involved in a crash and was unable to finish; he was scored 22nd.

As mentioned, Abreu’s Trophy Cup preliminary victory bumped his season win total to three, adding his Thunderbowl Raceway triumph to a list that already includes victories in Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals and Knoxville Raceway’s Hard Knox.

“I love the Trophy Cup. Things didn’t end how we wanted, but we put together a great night on Friday and I’m proud of the team. This Rowdy Energy car was on rails, for sure,” Rico Abreu said. “We still have some racing left on our plate. The plan is to work hard and hopefully put ourselves in a position to get a few more wins.”

An upcoming schedule for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing has yet to be determined. Early indications suggest NARC/ King of the West starts at Keller Auto Speedway and Kern County Raceway Park on October 29-30.

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/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.
2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 90
Total Wins: 3
Total Top-5s: 33
Total Top-10s: 52
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only


Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (5th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Third | 9890 points (158 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 25, 2021) – Despite only one event on the weekend schedule, a quick, Friday night visit to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz remained focused and determined, eventually cashing in for his 43rd top-five finish of the 2021 season, forced to battle by Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing teammate, Kerry Madsen, in the process.

Schatz, driver of the Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second to solidify his top-five statistic, climbing ahead three spots after starting fifth on the feature grid. The ten-time World of Outlaws champion was a threat for much of the 30-lap distance, actually pressuring KCP Racing’s Gio Scelzi for second before Scelzi gained control over race-long leader, Kerry Madsen. Scelzi made his winning move on lap 27, utilizing a single-file restart to slide by the “Madman.” Schatz ultimately mimicked the Fresno, California-native to also sneak by Madsen before the finish.

A series of cautions would negate most of Schatz’ late race momentum.

“I was hoping we’d get more traffic, but the yellows kept coming,” Schatz said, who is now third in the World of Outlaws driver championship chase. “Gio was so good on those restarts, it’s just the way it played out. The guys did a great job and we made the right adjustments.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will head south for a Halloween weekend doubleheader at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, October 29, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, October 30. After that, the 2021 season concludes with the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-6.

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

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

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

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 73
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 43
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 58
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only


Kerry Madsen A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 25, 2021) – The “Madman” Kerry Madsen was well on his way to a fourth World of Outlaws victory of the 2021 season Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, that until a late-race caution with 26 laps complete negated Madsen’s seemingly inevitable triumph.

Like so many restarts prior, Madsen, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car, did his best to outrun second-place running Gio Scelzi, but the Fresno, California-native was able to outwit Madsen and take command on lap 27, sliding the “Madman” in turn three before hanging on for a $10,000 share.

In the meantime, TSR teammate and ten-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz, was also applying some pressure, as he was next to sneak by Madsen before the finish.

There were additional cautions prior to lap 27, but all were not an issue for Madsen.

“It’s unfortunate for this Tony Stewart team,” Madsen admitted. “We had the best car and I had the opportunity to close it out, but just didn’t do it. Being disappointed with a third-place finish means you’re doing something right, though.”

Continuing action with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Madsen and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will head south for a Halloween weekend doubleheader at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, October 29, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, October 30. After that, the 2021 season concludes with the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-6.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/TicketSmarter/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsrsmoke/

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Set New Track Record at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 25, 2021) - David Gravel established a new track record before earning a top 10 in the feature last Friday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

The Big Game Motorsports driver shattered the previous track record at Lakeside Speedway before he won a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heat race from the pole position.

"We were really good in qualifying and by ourselves," he said. "We were able to start on the pole of the heat and win the heat. Drawing the eight in the dash hurt us. We didn't have the dirty air thing handled. We were too good in clean air and didn't figure it out. Then our wing blew off coming to the white flag in the dash. We had to fix that and weren't able to work on our car like we wanted to to set it up for the feature."

Gravel placed seventh in the dash, which lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We were too tight," he said. "If I had open air and open track I was okay. On starts and restarts it was not good for me. I needed to open my entry going into the corner, but if someone was there it didn't work out. I was too tight and couldn't rotate the corner."

Gravel battled inside the top 10 throughout the feature before ending ninth, which was his 59th top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws. He remains second in the championship standings entering a doubleheader this Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I've only been to Lawton once and ran third," he said. "It's a pretty unique place. Turns one and two is more sweeping and turns three and four is pretty tight. It's a fun track.

"Devil's Bowl is a track I have a better handle on now after being there for several years. My last race there I ran second. I'm confident going there."

Gravel placed third at Lawton Speedway and second at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he led the first 14 laps of the feature, during a doubleheader at both tracks last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 9 (7).

SEASON STATS -

78 races, 13 wins, 43 top fives, 64 top 10s, 73 top 15s, 76 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Williamson Rallies for Career-Best Short Track Nationals Finale Finish

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 25, 2021) - Garet Williamson capped his 2021 campaign by earning a career-best 12 th-place result during the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale on Saturday evening at I-30 Speedway.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver enjoyed a fast race car throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader, which began on Friday with Williamson qualifying second quickest in his group. He was running inside a lock-in position in a heat race when a late incident hampered his result.

"I stepped on it in the heat race," he said. "I was trying to get another car. We both went to the bottom. I didn't want to wipe us both out so I backed out of it and the car came around on me. That buried us in points."

An eighth-place finish in the heat race relegated Williamson to a B Main. He won that to transfer into the main event.

"We were fast in the A Main, but were too far back," he said. "The track was wide open around the bottom so everyone was evenly fast. There weren't a ton of yellows or wrecks to bunch everyone up and potentially grab a bunch of spots. We were able to get a few and that set us up okay on Saturday."

Williamson rallied from 17th to 11th in Friday's feature.

Saturday began with a heat race win followed by a runner-up result in a B Main.

"Drawing the pole didn't help as we needed to get as many points as we could," he said. "We knew we had to win that to be up front in a B Main. We won the heat and got through the B Main.

"In the feature we were really good around the top. The leaders got to us when they got toward the back of traffic and we left them. It's hard to do a lot being that far back, especially not having yellows to help you, but I felt like we had one of the fastest cars and we were able to move forward."

Williamson's drive from 17th to 12th gave him his best Short Track Nationals finale finish of his career.

"It wasn't the result we wanted," he said. "I think we were a lot better than our results show, but it was my fault in that heat race on Friday. The track was super fast all weekend so it was tough to pass a lot of cars so I was pleased with our progress of battling back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 11 (17).

Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 12 (17).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Housby

Housby has been a single source provider of products and services for companies in the ready mix, waste, forestry, heavy equipment, and highway industries for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

"We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team," Williamson said. "We're thrilled to welcome them on board in 2021 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Royal Power Sports, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Schure Built Suspensions, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park handing out $47,000 in point funds

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money to the drivers who finished in the top 10 in points in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. There will be no awards banquet and point fund money will be sent to the drivers.

Attica was the scene of 20 events in 2021 and there were seven first time 410 sprint winners, two first time 305 feature winners and a first time late model winner. Trey Jacobs joined his feather, Dean, as a track 410 sprint track champion, as they are the second father-son combination to win Attica titles, joining Wayne Maffett Sr. and Wayne Maffett Jr. who won street stock/limited late model titles in the 1990s.

“Despite the weather and other challenges we were able to put on 20 racing events that saw some very close and exciting finishes in all three divisions and many first time winners. Our track personnel once again provided a welcoming, clean, friendly facility and atmosphere and our loyal, enthusiastic race fans and teams are the reason we are ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ venue,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

“We were able to hand out a lot of purse money and a great point fund thanks to our fantastic marketing partners. We are hard at work preparing for the 2022 season…March will be here before you know it,” added Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations.

LeJeune thanked the point fund contributors of Hoosier Tire, Callie’s Performance Products, Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast, Fremont Fence, Rocket Chassis, Underground Utilities Inc., and the Tiffin Community Sponsors of Burns Electric, PNC Bank, Nationwide Insurance – Chris Schiefer Agent, Reineke Family Dealerships, UIS Insurance and Investments and Clouse Construction.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in each division and the rookies of the year:

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints

Champion – Trey Jacobs, Shreve, Ohio. Jacobs joins his father, Dean, as an Attica Raceway Park 410 track champion. He competed in 18 of the 20 A-mains in 2021, missing only the Sept. 3 and 4 events. Jacobs, a former Attica 410 rookie of the year, recorded eight top five finishes including his first Attica feature wins (July 30 and Aug. 27) to go with three runner-up finishes. He posted 11 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of eighth.

2nd- DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos, the 2019 and 2021 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, and 2019 Attica 410 champion, the 2010 Attica 305 champion and a former Attica rookie of the year, competed in 18 of the 20 A-mains in 2021, missing only the June 11 and July 13 events. He recorded six top five finishes including wins on March 27 and July 9 to run his career total to 4 in 410 competition at Attica. He posted 12 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

3rd – Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. Last year’s Attica rookie of the year competed in all 20 A-mains in 2021. He was one of seven first time 410 feature winners in 2021 at Attica, scoring victories on April 16 and Aug. 20. Macedo recorded 10 top five finishes including his two wins and three runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

4th – Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 410 champion and 2006 305 champion competed in 19 of the 20 A-mains in 2021, missing only July 13 event. He posted five top five finishes including his 10th career 410 Attica win on the season finale Aug. 10. He also recorded 10 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

5th – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2018 410 and 2008 305 track champion and former 410 rookie of the year, competed in 17 of the 20 A-mains in 2021. He recorded six top five finishes including his 9th career 410 Attica win on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

6th – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2000 410 and 1993 305 track champion competed in 15 of the 20 A-mains in 2021, posting four top 10 finishes including a season-best third on March 27. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7th – Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Philo competed in 13 of the 20 A-mains in 2021, posting 10 top 10 and four top five finishes, including his seventh career 410 win on July 2. His average A-main finish was seventh.

8th – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2021 410 rookie of the year competed in 11 of the 20 A-mains in 2021. He posted four top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 13th.

9th – Caleb Griffith, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2003 305 and 2014 410 track champion battled in 12 of the 20 A-mains in 2021. Griffith posted five top five finishes and eight top 10 runs including a season best runner-up finish on championship night. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

10th – Nate Dussel, Bradner, Ohio. Attica’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 305 track champion competed in 13 of the 20 A-mains in 2021. Dussel recorded three top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models

Champion – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Shiels picked up his second straight and third overall Attica championship (2017, 2020 and 2021). The 41-year-old multiple Oakshade Raceway track champion never finished out of the top eight at Attica Raceway Park. He scored his 10th career Attica feature win on June 11 and recorded and incredible 14 top five finishes out of 16 events. Beside his victory Shiels posted a runner-up finish and five third place performances. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

2nd – Ryan Markham, Ashland, Oh. Markham, Attica’s 2018 champion, fell just 12 markers short of the track title. Markham opened the season with a win and followed with two more victories (April 9 and Aug. 20) to run his career total at the track to 19 and sits third on the division’s all-time win list. Markham never finished out of the top 10, scoring 10 top five finishes out of the 16 main events. Besides his three wins, the multi-time Wayne County Speedway champion also notched three runner-up finishes in 2021. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

3rd – Matt Irey, Ashland, Oh. Irey, Attica’s 2016 track champion, battled through many engine issues in 2021 but still posted 12 top five finishes out of the 16 A-mains, including wins on April 16 and May 14. He now owns seven career Attica feature wins. He also posted three runner-up finishes and three third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

4th – Mike Bores, Bellevue, Oh. Bores competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, missing only the April 16 event due to the birth of his son. He recorded 13 top 10 finishes including eight top five runs. He scored his sixth career Attica win on July 23 and added three runner-up finishes. Bores’ average A-main finishing position was 6th.

5th-Larry Bellman, Wooster, Oh. Bellman competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, recording 11 top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6th- Nate Potts, Republic, Oh. Potts competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, missing only the March 27 event. He posted six top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 12th.

7th-Steve Sabo, Fremont, Oh. Sabo battled in 13 of the 16 A-mains in 2021. He compiled three top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 14th.

8th- Rusty Schlenk, McClure, Oh. Schlenk, a two-time national UMP champion, competed in 12 of the 16 A-mains in 2021. He posted wins on April 23, July 9 and July 30 to run his career total at Attica to 31 as he leads all drivers in the history of the division. He posted eight top five finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of eighth.

9th-Doug Baird, Alvada, Oh. Baird, a former Attica rookie of the year, competed in 12 of the 16 A-mains in 2021. He scored a season-best 10th on April 16. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

10th-Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Oh. Fitch battled in 11 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, posting a season best finish of 12 on Aug. 27. His average A-main finishing position was 17th.

Rookie of the Year – Collin Shipley, Weston, Oh. The 16-year-old driver was named the Dirt on Dirt best upcoming driver of 2020 in Ohio. He competed in 11 of the 16 A-mains in 2021 at Attica, posting six top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on Sept. 3 and third on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

Champion – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Oh. Miller, the track’s 2005 and 2019 division champion and 2019 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, had a dominating season, recording four wins (April 16, April 23, June 4, and July 30) to run his career total to 31 at the track, putting him second all-time in the division. Until the final two events of the year, Miller had never finished out of the top four at Attica. Of the 17 A-mains he competed in during 2021, Miller posted 15 top fives. Besides his four wins, he also scored six runner-up finishes and four third place showings. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

2nd- Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 track champion and champion of the 2020 AFCS, scored three straight wins to open and to close the season. He scored eight victories of the 17 events to run his career total to a remarkable 64 to lead the division. With his three 410 wins on his resume, Weaver, a multi-time Fremont Speedway champion, now has 67 total feature wins at Attica to be the winningest driver in the history of the track. He recorded 12 top five finishes and 15 top 10 finishes at Attica in 2021. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3rd – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos never finished out of the top 10 in the 15 A-mains he competed in, missing only opening night and the April 3 event. Attica’s 2015 dirt truck track champion scored a pair of wins at Attica (July 9 and Aug. 20) to run his career total in the division to four. He scored 10 top five finishes and added three runner-up runs to go with his pair of wins. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

4th – Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider racked up 10 top 10 finishes and six top five runs in the 17 A-mains he competed in during 2021, including a season best third on July 9. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

5th – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore battled in 16 of the 17 A-mains in 2021, missing only the May 14 event. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes, including a season best fifth on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6th – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando posted six top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs out of the 17 A-mains he competed in during 2021. He recorded a season best pair of runner-up finished on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

7th – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan competed in 15 of the 17 A-mains in 2021, missing only opening night and July 9. He recorded his first career Attica win in exciting fashion on May 21 to go with eight top 10 finishes throughout the season. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

8th – Larry Kingseed Jr., Castalia, Ohio. Kingseed competed in 16 of the 17 A-mains in 2021, missing only the July 23 event. He posted a pair of top five finishes including a season-best second on April 16. He scored nine top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

9th – Kasey Jedrzejek, Lagrange, Ohio. Jedrzejek battled in 16 of the 17 A-mains in 2021, missing only the April 9 event. He posted six top 10 finishes including a season best three third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

10th – Kody Brewer, Risingsun, Ohio. Brewer competed in all 17 A-mains in 2021, compiling five top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Rookie of the Year – Bryce Lucius, Findlay, Oh. The 14-year-old driver was impressive in his rookie campaign, competing in 12 of the 17 A-mains. He posted four top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

 


 

FLOWDYNAMICS SPRINT CAR TEAM BACK IN ACTION SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Ontario, CA, October 22, 2021) The Flowdynamics Racing duo of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams returns to action this Saturday night, October 23rd, when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway. Saturday’s race will be the final tune up before the biggest race of the year, the Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction, at Perris on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

 

With the team preparing for the Oval Nationals, some changes will be in store for Saturday. Williams, who calls Yorba Linda, California home, will be shaking down a brand-new engine. McCarthy will have a new power plant as well, but it will not be ready until the Oval Nationals. Instead, he will be using one of his potent backup mills.

Heading into Saturday’s race, which will be the seventh of the year for the USAC/CRA Series at the track, McCarthy is 10th in the championship standings. The 2017 series “Rookie of the Year” is only 48-points out of eighth. Williams, the 2014 series “Rookie of the Year,” is not far behind his teammate in 12th. He is a mere nine-points out of 11th and is only 45-points shy of McCarthy.

For McCarthy, it will be his first race since losing an engine at The PAS on September 25th. Likewise, for Williams it will be his first USAC/CRA action since the September PAS race, but on October 2nd, he picked up the ride in the Tramel/Roberson Sprint Car and won the open main event at the Barona Speedway.

While the schedule for the Flowdynamics drivers has been light the last month, things are about to get very busy. After Saturday’s race at Perris, they will get next week off before finishing the season with a flourish. As mentioned, they will contest the Oval Nationals at Perris November 4th through the 6th. After that, they will make the trek across the desert to the Arizona Speedway for the first time this year to contest the annual Western World Championships. Sadly, that will be their last race on the lightning-fast track that is located south of Phoenix as the track is closing at the end of November and the land will be designated for development.

Fans can meet both personable drivers at Saturday’s autograph and candy giveaway session on the track during intermission and in the pits after the final race of the night.

For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets available at the track for everyone, the race will not sellout. For those who prefer, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by phone at 1-800-595-4849. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California (92571).

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Drink-Pac, Preferred Insulation, DRC Chassis, Kistler Racing and Benic Enterprises.

If you or your company would like to join forces with Flowdynamics Racing, phone John McCarthy at (909) 930-5522 or Email mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

Matt McCarthy 2021 Results

3-12-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 12th A Main

3-13-21 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA 21st A Main

3-25-21 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA DNS

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 20th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 15th B Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

Logan Williams 2021 Results

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

5-8-21 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

6-19-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

7-3-21 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

8-7-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 2nd A Main

8-21-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

9-4-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 17th A Main

9-5-21 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA 21st A Main

9-6-21 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-25-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

10-2-21 Barona Speedway Open Show 1st A Main

 

Rain halts the first half of the Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals
 

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 23 — Rain halted the first half of the “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” at 10 p.m. Friday night, forcing track officials to postpone the B and A-Mains for the non-wing 410 sprint car and Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Auto Meter Wisconsin wingless sprints to Saturday at 3:30 p.m. At the conclusion of that show, the complete program for Saturday night will begin at 5 p.m.

The A-mains for the USAC regional midgets and the 600cc micro-sprints originally scheduled for Friday night will not be rescheduled.

The pit gate will open at noon on Saturday.
The grandstands will open at 3 p.m. for fans who have their stubs from Friday night.

At the conclusion of the show postponed from Friday, security will sweep the grandstands and then allow fans with tickets to Saturday’s program to enter the grandstand area.

Tomorrow’s Schedule ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

Pit Gate – 12:00 PM
Front Gate – 3:00 PM

Cars on track – 3:30 PM (roll into
Gas City Sprint Car – B Mains
IRA Wisconsin AutoMeter Wingless – B Main
Gas City Sprint Car – Feature
IRA Wisconsin AutoMeter Wingless – Feature

At the conclusion of Friday’s program we will roll into the regularly scheduled program for Night No. 2 of the Third Annual Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals

Saturday, Oct. 23
• Sprint Cars
• IRA Wisconsin AutoMeter Wingless
• Modifieds
• Street Stocks
• Hornets

GA – $20 | 12 & Under – Free | Pit Pass – $35

 

 

AFTER ARIZONA HEARTBREAK, EDDIE TAFOYA JR. GETS BACK IN ACTION SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Chino Hills, CA, October 22, 2021) The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night and one driver for fans to keep an eye on is Eddie Tafoya Jr. The Chino Hills, California driver turned in a strong performance early on at the last race at the Arizona Speedway only to have a heart-breaking encounter knock him out of the main event.

This year, Tafoya’s prowess at Perris has been hard to ignore. He has three top five finishes in just five races. However, his performance at the Arizona Speedway in early October proved that he can be a contender at other tracks as well. Competing against a tough field on the 3/8-mile oval located south of Phoenix, he was second fastest qualifier with a time of 15.213. He was nipped for the number one spot when a longtime veteran turned in a time of 15.205. After dropping back from his fifth place starting spot early in the 30-lap main, he was back up to fourth and going forward when contact with another car saw him tangle with the back straight crashwall. That clout against the wall caused enough damage to put him out of the race.

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Eddie Tafoya Jr. at Perris Auto Speedway. Photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.


This Saturday’s race will be the normal USAC/CRA format of qualifying, heats, and a 30-lap main event. Tafoya comes into the race ninth in series points. That is quite an accomplishment when one considers he has missed four of the 15 races this year. With his 2021 record at the track and his string of three top five finishes in a row, there is no reason to believe that he will not come out of the race eighth in the standings with only five races remaining.

As always, Tafoya will be available to meet the fans during intermission at the on-track autograph and candy giveaway session. He will not only have free treats for the kids, but he will also have his great looking team shirts for sale during the session and later in the pits after the final race of the night.

Saturday’s race at Perris, the track where he won the 2018 “PAS Young Guns” championship, will see Tafoya making his last start before the November 4th, 5th, and 6th 25th Anniversary Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction. That means it will be Tafoya’s final time to fine tune the gorgeous #51T before the best cars from the West Coast tangle with the best from the Midwest.

The gates at Perris Auto Speedway will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first green flag for racing will fly at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. This race will not sell out. For those who wish, advance tickets are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track’s office phone is (951) 940-0134.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great looking shirts via mail.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, BR Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

7-24 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-25 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main

7-26 Gas City I69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

7-28 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-29 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th B Main

7-30 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th B Main

7-31 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

8-25 Kokomo Speedway Bob Darland Memorial 6th B Main

8-27 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th B Main

8-28 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars DNS

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

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

 

 

RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE TICKET SALES BEGIN NOVEMBER 8

Redesigned Reserved Seating Area and General Admission Tickets Available

FORT WAYNE, IN (Oct. 21, 2021) – Reserved seating and general admission tickets for the 23rd running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Dec. 17 and 18) will go on sale Monday, November 8. Ticket outlets for purchasing will be Ticketmaster or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (ACWMC) box office.

Conducted inside the massive Expo Center which joins the ACWMC, the Rumble features multiple divisions of indoor auto racing on a purposely built 1/6 mile concrete oval. Included on the card will be Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600 Midgets’ plus multiple classes of Go-Karts and Quarter Midgets.

The reserved seating area has been redesigned for the first time in over 15 years, with the top six rows of all spectator seating areas now designated as reserved.

“We have learned that many spectators prefer witnessing the exciting racing action from higher in the grandstands,” stated Rumble promoter Larry Boos. “But we also know that a large percentage of our fans travel a great distance to get to Fort Wayne and want to arrive with confidence of getting their ‘preferred’ seating. This will now make it easier for them.”

Friday (Dec. 17) and Saturday (Dec. 18) each will be a full day and night of racing action for all of the participating divisions. Daily adult pricing for ages 13 & up will be $25 for reserved seats and $22 for general admission seating. Children (2-12) pricing will be $15 (reserved) and $12 (general admission).

While an advance purchase guarantees fans a ticket to the unique racing event, walk-up sales will also be conducted each day of the event.

 

 

WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS REPLACED THIS AUSTRALIAN SUMMER

Last season’s Speedway Australia backed Sprintcar States Series will return this summer keeping elite level racing active in the nation. Industry heavyweights were left with no option but to switch from the previously planned 15-round World Series Sprintcars tournament back to the States Series in light of unpredictable Covid State border challenges. The news has been met with a positive reception.

“The success of last year’s State’s Series has made the decision a lot easier,” said Speedway Australia General Manager Darren Tindal. “There’s been countless hours of conversations between the major stakeholders including teams, sponsors, tracks and the Speedway Australia board and it was a unanimous decision to put World Series on hold for another year and bring back the States Series as a duty of care to our sport and to our communities.”

“Once again, Speedway Australia will back the initiative to the tune of $70,000 across the three regions, making sure that the fans get to see the best racers in their region battle it out over summer for an increased prize pool.”

Victoria/South Australia States Series Coordinator David Mills was also upbeat about the States Series return, while also admitting the risk to run WSS was too high. “We don’t want to be front page news for all the wrong reasons, and having a dozen teams travel over four states in two weeks would be irresponsible in this current climate.”

Krikke Motorsport’s Ryan Krikke was adamant that it would be reckless for his team to be contracted to travel interstate purely for the health risk. “We’ve talked a lot about the physical challenge of getting teams across borders, and potential lockdowns, however I can’t send my team into states that are still struggling with the virus with a clear conscience. We’ve raced World Series for 20 consecutive years and no team is more passionate about it than us, but it’s just not worth the risk at this stage,” he said.

The SCCA State Member Clubs in conjunction with the appointed State Venue Coordinators will now effectively take over the reins of organizing the States Series, and SCCA President Kathy Kelly was optimistic about the potential for international drivers making the trip down under.
“We are working on Donny Schatz making it out this summer, Carson Macedo is a good chance also and Brock Zearfoss is a possibility to return to West Australia, so even though the unpredictability of the borders makes World Series is too risky at this stage, we’re staying positive about having some international flavour this summer!”

Last season’s States Series framework will essentially remain unchanged, with a few minor tweaks to be confirmed soon. “The feedback we had from teams and tracks alike was fantastic from last year, and now we just have to work out the finer details for each state’s calendar in the next few weeks.”

 

 

DAMION GARDNER BRINGS OVER 100 MAIN EVENT WINS INTO SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, October 21, 2021) On the West Coast, the original California Racing Association (CRA) started in 1946. In the 1990s, it morphed into the Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) before the USAC/CRA Series took over the torch in 2004. This year marks the 75th anniversary season of the three separate sanctioning bodies that are in reality, all the same one. In all those seasons, thousands of drivers suited up and raced in the sanctioned events and nearly 400 of them have won main events. However, only three drivers have won over 100 main events in the combined groups. Two of the three, Dean Thompson and Rip Williams, are in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The other is current superstar Damion Gardner who will be in action in Saturday’s Amsoil USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway.

 

For years, Thompson has been credited with 105 wins, but some people insist he had more. Williams has a listed total of 104 wins leaving him one victory shy of Thompson. However, some people claim he won more! Likewise, Gardner’s victory numbers have a question as well. For some – like this writer – the total found is 101. But others claim it is 102. Two things are for sure though. One is that Gardner, who is the current point leader, has won eight of the first 17 USAC/CRA championships. That is more titles than anyone else in the combined three series. And in as little as three weeks’ time, that total could climb to nine. In addition, within a year from now, whether he currently has 101 or 102 wins, he will more than likely have more victories than both Williams and Thompson.

The journey to get to the current victory total for the Concord, California racer did not exactly start under ideal conditions. It was the SCRA season opening afternoon race at Perris Auto Speedway in February of 2002. To put it bluntly, Gardner did not even want to be there. It was a long drive from his home, and it was going to stretch his racing budget, but friend Kevin Urton would not hear of it and insisted they head south. An afternoon race on a dirt track can almost certainly tell you something you may not want to hear. Dry, slick and nothing like nighttime racing. However, it was a day that changed Gardner’s life. It is a day that will someday see his career culminate with his election into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

“I knew from that day that this (non-wing) racing is where I wanted to be,” Gardner, the now former wing racer said via phone on Wednesday night. “Since then I have only raced winged cars a couple times. That was two years at Ohio Sprint Week.”

After his initial foray at Perris, the driver who goes by the moniker of “The Demon,” wowed crowds with his fearless racing style. While some fans and a lot of drivers were not very happy with him and his aggressive approach, a lot of fans made the daring driver their hero. For his supporters, it did not take long for their new-found favorite to adapt to his new discipline. A little more than two months into his first topless season, he out-qualified the field for the first time at Perris on April 27th, and on June 8th, he scored his first non-wing main event win. On that day, nobody gave it a thought that he would end up having a chance of being the all-time leading winner.

“I was thinking about winning a lot,” the now eight-time champion said. “I wanted to (win) and I was trying to figure out how to do that. But I was not thinking about numbers. Later I would formulate and think about how many races in a season it would take to be considered good. Not in a career, but in a year. I had that figured out, but it did not have anything to do with records or 100 wins. None of that.”

As time rolled on and the wins kept on coming, Gardner, who started in his own ride before getting seats in prestigious cars owned by Harlan Willis, Ron Chaffin, and Mark Alexander, started to realize he was getting into rarified victory air. He also got to know some of the greats in the sport and they made a big impression on him. That makes his staggering victory total even a little more special and important.

“It is important that the guys whose records I am breaking or whatever, they (the guys) mean a lot to me,” the slender racer said. “I am not considering myself better or anything like that. To be in the same statistical conversation with those guys kind of blows me away. I was learning about these guys as I was racing (wingless). Guys like Bubby Jones and Ron Shuman. I was learning about them then because I did not grow up doing this. They kind of became my friends and they taught me things. They were guys I could call for advice. At the point where I started to realize how great they were, this started feeling pretty good. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I tied Ron Shuman for the number of championships that these numerical things started to come up more often. It has been a lot of hard work and guys have given me a lot to accomplish this. I have a lot of people to thank along the way. I do not say much (about the records), but it kind of makes me smile and it feels good inside. It is kind of amazing and kind of makes me shake my head. I can’t believe it.”

Not only has Gardner won races and championships on the West Coast, but he spent several years winning and contending for the championship in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in the Midwest. When all is said and done, one day he is going to be elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The thought is kind of humbling to the driver who at times can seem rather brash.

“I have only thought about it (being elected into the Hall of Fame) a little bit lately because people bring it up to me,” he stated. “These things are not something I ever thought about doing or achieving. It is pretty amazing that I have been able to win this many races and this many championships. I was fortunate. I got to do it the way I wanted to do it with sponsors and people helping me.”

After his time racing his own equipment in the Midwest ended, he returned to the West Coast. At that time, Gardner really did not have anything going on. But he ended up teaming with successful car owner Mark Alexander. Simply put by the sheer numbers of wins and championships, they are the number one traditional sprint car driver/owner combo in West Coast history. When you meet Gardner and Alexander, it seems like an “Odd Couple” relationship. Gardner is a very intense competitor and Alexander is as laid back as you can be. He does not say a lot and is usually in the background. While they are polar opposites, their prowess together means that not only will Gardner be in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, but Alexander will be there with him. It would be a big thrill for Gardner to be there together.

“I had won a lot of races with the 50 car (owned by Ron Chaffin and tuned by crew chief Bruce Bromme Jr.) when I left (for the Midwest) and I have been able to win a lot of races since I came back in the 4 car,” he affirmed. “It means a lot to me to team with Mark and Steve (crew chief Steve Alexander) for a lot of wins. I think the 4 car passed the 50 car for all-time wins out here. That is pretty cool that I was able to team with these guys and we could do that together. Mark is funny. He is kind of quiet and he does not say much. He kind of smirks and looks at you in a way that you know he is pretty happy about it.”

Whether it is 101 or 102 wins, the question had to be asked, which victory was the biggest?

“Oh wow,” “The Demon” said while taking a moment to think about it. “For me, there are these small victories where I overcome some thing in the night. You know, as far as adversity. Maybe I did not have a car good enough to win or I thought it was going to be a struggle and I won. But I think my biggest wins have to be my Oval Nationals wins. I mean, that is 410 sprint car racing and the guy’s names on that list (the other Ovals winners) are big. That is the pinnacle. That is the “Grand Daddy” and that is what you want to win. And it (winning the Ovals) meant a lot to the guys that have sponsored me. You know, Pace and Pat Kehoe. Ken at Scott Sales. And for Mark and those guys (the #4 car) because they had not won (the Ovals) until I got with them. Those wins all meant the same to all of us. It is the biggest race to win. To win that one is probably the best.”

In two weeks’ time, Gardner will be trying to make history as the first driver to win the Oval Nationals four times. But, before that, he will be trying to win another race when the USAC/CRA Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night. It may be win #102 or maybe it will be win #103. Who knows? To some, victory numbers may not mean much. To Damion Gardner, every single win means a lot.

Adult tickets are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00 and children five and under are free. There will be plenty of tickets available at the ticket window on Saturday. We will not sellout. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available at www.tix.com

The Fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking.

Camping at the fairgrounds on the grassy area outside of turn four will begin at noon on Friday. The cost is $25.00 per night.

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

October 23rd - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

October 30th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

TRENT WILLIAMS RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Hesperia, CA, October 21, 2021) After a month out of the seat, Trent Williams will return to 410 sprint car racing this Saturday night, October 23rd, at the world-famous Perris Auto Speedway. Gates to see the Cal State Fullerton graduate in action against the best traditional sprint car drivers on the West Coast will open at 5:00 p.m. Racing will begin at 7:00.

Williams made his third appearance of the season in the USAC/CRA Series on the legendary Perris track on September 25th. Against a stellar field of cars, he turned in a lap of 16.541 in qualifying . That was good enough for the fifth fastest time of the night. After a fifth-place finish in his 10-lap heat race, he started 8th and finished ninth in the 30-lap main event. That was his best finish in the series in 2021. Additionally, he has a win at the Barona Speedway and podium finishes at the Ventura Raceway and the Central Arizona Speedway in none USAC/CRA competition this year.

Saturday’s race will be the final tune up for the Apple Valley, California resident for the toughest three nights in West Coast Sprint Car racing, the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction. That race will feature three straight nights of action on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. For Williams, it will be his third Oval Nationals and he will not only square off with the best drivers in the West, but will also take on the best drivers from the Midwest’s USAC National Sprint Car Series.

As always, spectators can meet the fan friendly driver and his team on the front straightaway at intermission on Saturday during the autograph and candy giveaway session. Williams and his car will also be available in the pits after the final race to talk, sign autographs, pose for photos and allow followers to sit in his racecar.

At this week’s race, the upcoming Oval Nationals, and going forward, Trent Williams will be racing in memory of his grandfather Homer, who passed away in late September. A positive influence and a fixture in the pits at the races, he always urged Trent and his siblings to, “stand on the gas and go for it.” They always have and will continue to do so in his memory.

Perris Auto Speedway will have plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday. For those who prefer to order advance tickets, they can do so online at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. The track is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Williams would like to thank marketing partners Victory Boys Performance and Sorrento Homes for making it possible to race his Maxim Chassis/Shaver Engines #52V during the 2021 season. If you or your business would like to be a part of the Cal State Fullerton marketing graduate’s racing team for the Oval National or the 2022 season, please call (760) 780-8782 or mailto:trent.williams.racing@gmail.com .

Trent Williams 2021 Racing Results

4-4-21 Central Arizona Speedway Central Arizona Sprint Cars 11th A Main

4-24-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

5-1-21 Barona Speedway Open Competition 1st A Main

5-22-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

6-4-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-10-21 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-4-21 Central Arizona Speedway CAS Sprint Cars 17th A Main

9-5-21 Central Arizona Speedway CAS Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

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

 

 

Record Field Possible for Season Finale Saturday

With a record purse, a track championship, and more on the line, a field of more than 60 RaceSaver sprint cars is expected Saturday at Port Royal Speedway for the 10th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge.

The race is part of the "Blue Collar Classic" celebrating the divisions that support Port Royal competing for the love of the sport and drawn to the economy model exemplified by the RaceSaver in the Sprint Car division. The national RaceSaver rules package is used by approximately 750 teams across the U.S.A.

Four former winners of this race, three IMCA/RaceSaver National Champions, at least two PASS Champions, nearly a dozen winners of PASS features this season (plus winners in several other RaceSaver series), and a sizeable group of other “could-win-it” challengers have indicated plans to be on hand.

They will compete for a purse exceeding $15,000, with the winner’s share possibly exceeding $1,500, thanks to a large number of bonuses paid for RaceSaver(R) loyalty as part of the standard purse and put up by individual and organizational supporters of economy sprint car racing.

Just a few examples:

- Former promoter, announcer and public relations professional Tedd Reitz committed to $100 for each heat race, with $50 going to the winner and $25 each to second and third place. Reitz previously had bought pit passes for heat race winners at Port Royal this season.

- Penns Valley Meat Market, the division’s sponsor all season at Port Royal, will continue its contribution of $200 (up from their normal 100) for the Hard Charger Award. They will also sponsor $100 fast time award split between the 2 groups of time trials for the massive field. Penns Valley has consistently been a major PASS sponsor.

- Supporters are sponsoring laps as an affordable way to contribute to the purse for a variety of recognitions. Former PASS racer John Scarborough and wife Robyn are sponsoring a lap and announcing his planned return to the series next year. Alexis Gramley is sponsoring a lap in honor of her dad, Nathan Gramley, a 2020 PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame inductee and entrant in this year’s race. Former driver Rob Mellott is honoring his wife, who had a medical close call last Father’s Day weekend. Brian Snyder, a crewmember with Ken Duke’s team, is sponsoring lap 67 in Ken’s honor.

(A variety of other sponsorship opportunities remain. Go to keystoneracesaverchallenge.com for more information.)

With such a strong field anticipated for this year’s race, the companion Founder’s Cup race for non-qualifiers becomes both more important and more exciting as well. More than $4,000 will be on the line (plus bonuses here as well), which means this race can approach the stature of some regular features. Additionally, the winner gets a guaranteed starting spot in the next season’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge.

Will Brunson of Middleburg won last year’s Founder’s Cup, and with some recent strong finishes this year, he just might parlay that starting spot into something much bigger.

Drivers who will join Brunson in the “keep-an-eye-on-them” category include:

- Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, the 2020 and 2021 PASS Champion, who also won the 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship and finished tied for second this year.

- Justin Clark of Hamersville, Ohio, the newly crowned 2021 IMCA RaceSaver National Champ and runner-up to Bard in this race a year ago.

- Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, a competitor in all but the first edition of the race, who has probably the best overall record of anyone who has not won the event.

- Derek Hauck of Allenwood, PA is on a hot streak finishing out the season with 4 top 3 finishes with 2 of them wins. A win in the Nittany 40 at Clinton County earned him a guaranteed spot in the A-main Saturday.

Details on purse, contingency, sponsoring, eligibility etc. are at KeystoneRaceSaverChallenge.com

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Aiming for Trophy Cup Title During Banner Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi is hoping for a career-best run during the upcoming Trophy Cup to align with his career-best season.

Scelzi has been on a tear all year and in contention during nearly every race he's tackled, amassing a career-best 21 feature victories during 63 races. He is hopeful that level of success continues this weekend during one of his favorite events.

Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., hosts the 27th annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday.

"This is right up there with a World of Outlaws win for me," he said. "The three big moments of my career would be winning the Peter Murphy Classic, the Trophy Cup and a World of Outlaws race. We were able to get the Peter Murphy Classic this year. We've had strong runs with the Outlaws and we've been close at Trophy Cup before. This is the best, most realistic shot I've had in my life."

Six of Scelzi's feature victories this year have occurred at Thunderbowl Raceway. What is even more impressive is that Scelzi has only visited the track a half dozen times in 2021, meaning he's reached Victory Lane every time. That is an added confidence boost entering the marquee event.

"There's a big difference in being fast, being good and being there at the end of it," he said. "I grew up watching guys like Brad Sweet and Brent Kaeding walk around as the event champion. I've seen guys like Roger Crockett walk away in defeat after great weekends. I've been on the losing side more than I'd like to count, but it just feels different this year. The biggest thing is you can't overthink it. I want to win this race more than anything. I'm just rolling in there like any weekend and hopefully can do the same job as any other weekend."

While Scelzi will continue to chase feature triumphs all weekend, his biggest goal is to be crowned event champion by earning the most points throughout the three-day spectacle.

"If I didn't win another race all year or even the next six months but get to walk away with the Trophy Cup championship I'd be overjoyed," he said. "It's something some guys try their whole careers to achieve and they aren't able to cross that off their list. This race fits me. Until this year I wasn't a guy who could knock off a bunch of wins. We've proven we are consistent and fast, especially at Thunderbowl. You can't bang the boards every lap. You have to be able to move around the track and race yourself. I feel like we're going into Trophy Cup with the best mindset ever."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 21 wins, 45 top fives, 53 top 10s, 58 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 27th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK IN ACTION FOR FINAL OVAL NATIONALS TUNEUP THIS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, October 19, 2021) Veteran racer Brody Roa of Garden Grove, California and the remainder of the USAC/CRA stars will get their final tune-up for the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction when the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, October 23rd. The race signifies the start of the home stretch and the final six races on the 2021 schedule.

Roa, 30, comes into the race after a hard fought third-place finish at the Arizona Speedway on October 2nd. That result gave the friendly driver 11-top five finishes in 15 USAC/CRA races thus far in 2021. Perhaps more impressive than those numbers are the ones that Roa has racked up at Perris this year. In the six races on the famous Riverside County half-mile oval, he has finished in the top five all but one time. The one race he was not in the top five was the track’s sprint car season opener in April when a part failure sent him to the pits while he was in second. Since then he has not finished out of the top five and he has recorded wins in the highly coveted “Salute to Indy” and the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.”

Roa still sits second in the championship standings with six point paying races left on the schedule. He is currently 62-points out of first.

After this weekend’s race, the BR Performance team will get one week off before returning for the final five races of the year. Those races will take place within a span of just 10-days. The first three will be the Oval Nationals at Perris on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. The following week the 2021 campaign will come to a close at the Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on the 12th and 13th of November.

Fans will have a great chance to meet Roa at this Saturday’s on track autograph session/candy giveaway at intermission. They can also visit with him in the pits after the final race of the night. He will have team merchandise available in both places.

Spectator gates will swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. For fans who prefer to order advance tickets online, they can do so at the following link www.tix.com. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Fans who would like to purchase Brody Roa merchandise, but who cannot attend a race, can check out the online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To see the full line, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

8-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

9-4 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-5 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-6 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

9-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

10-2 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

(Perris, CA, October 20, 2021) With the early entry deadline just two days away, entries for November’s 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction are starting to arrive at the Perris Auto Speedway Office. The latest group of entries for the prestigious race include some of the top stars from the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Over the past few days, entries have been received from national series point leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, series leading rookie Tanner Thorsen of Minden, Nevada, two-time Oval Nationals Champion Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, Ion, California’s Justin Grant, who currently ranks third in National points and Anaheim, California native Jake Swanson who is seventh. Other out of town drivers who have already entered this year’s Silver Anniversary Ovals race include Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis Jr., who won the last USAC/CRA race at The PAS on September 25th, and fellow “Copper State” resident Tye “The Bull” Mihocko. Kansas, Illinois star Shane “The Throttle” Cottle has also entered for a rare appearance on the famous Riverside County half mile clay oval.

DSC_7464.jpg Brady Bacon at his last appearance at The PAS during the 2019 Oval Nationals. Anthony Hernandez photo.

Heading the Amsoil USAC/CRA contingent of entrants is Damion Gardner of Concord, California. The seven-time series champion is attempting to make Oval Nationals history by becoming the first driver to win the race four-times. He initially captured one of the winner’s famous eagle trophies for the event in 2009. Subsequent victories have come in 2011 and 2016. Heading into this Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at The PAS, Gardner has 101 wins on the original CRA, SCRA and USAC/CRA victory list that dates back 75 seasons to 1946. That only trails Rip Williams who had 104 wins and the late Dean Thompson who had 105.

Included among the other locals who have already entered the Oval Nationals are Chris Gansen of Verdemont Heights, who is fourth in USAC/CRA points and having his finest season to date, Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm of Corona who is sixth, upcoming star Eddie Tafoya Jr. of Chino Hills, and veteran Verne Sweeney of Lomita.

The Oval Nationals will take place on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. Each night will be full points paying races for the USAC National and USAC/CRA Series with qualifying, heats and main events. The top six in points after the first two nights will be seeded directly into Saturday’s 40-lap finale and they will contest the “Super Six Dash” to determine the first three rows for the main event.

25th Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Early Entry List

Car Driver City & State Entrant

1 Damion Gardner Concord, California Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, California Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL KT Motorsports

19AZ Tanner Thorson Minden, NV Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports

21AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Mike Burkhardt

38 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Glen Crossno

47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics

74X Shane Cottle Kansas, IL Hodges Automotive

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights of the race. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will a practice session for Oval Nationals only cars on Wednesday November 3rd that will be free for fans it the grandstands.

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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

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

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

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

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Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 C.J. Leary

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

October 23rd - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

October 30th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

DYKSTRA TAKES FALL NATIONALS WIN, CLINCHES AST CHAMPIONSHIP
 

By Tommy Goudge

BROCKVILLE, Ont. (October 17, 2021) – Persistent rain played havoc with the Fall Nationals weekend schedule at Brockville Ontario Speedway, but the Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series managed to get some racing in and crown a champion.

The original schedule called for two complete Action Sprint Tour events – one on Friday night, and one on Saturday afternoon; Friday’s heat races were completed with Nick Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, and Brett Stratford taking the wins, but rain moved into the area just before the A-Main was set to push off. Officials added the race to Saturday’s schedule, but more inclement weather pushed that A-Main and the rest of Saturday’s program to Sunday. Cars finally got back on track on Sunday morning, and the postponed AST A-Main got underway shortly after noon.

Jacob Dykstra and Johnny Miller made up the front row for the 25 lap A-Main, and Dykstra went on to lead every lap to claim his 11th win in 14 Action Sprint Tour attempts this season. Eric Gledhill, Nick Sheridan, Brett Stratford, row six starter Matt Billings, Johnny Miller, Allan Downey, Ryan Poole, Rob Neely, and Lee Ladouceur took top ten finishes.

Sunday’s heat races were claimed by Nick Sheridan, Darrell Pelletier, and Eric Gledhill, but rain showers again moved into the area and washed out the remainder of the event. While the rained-out A-Main will be run in spring 2022, the 2021 Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour championship standings were declared final with Jacob Dykstra winning the championship.

Dykstra finished 47 points ahead of Allan Downey in the final championship standings, earning $5,000 for the title along with a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race. The top ten drivers in points earned at least $1,000 from the 2021 points fund, including Dykstra, Downey, Nick Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, Brett Stratford, Lucas Smith, Rob Neely, Darren Dryden, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran.

Series officials wish to sincerely thank all drivers, teams, officials, track operators, sponsors, and fans for their support of the 2021 Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour season. A total of 53 drivers participated in at least one AST event in 2021, with four drivers – Jacob Dykstra (11), Nick Sheridan (1), Darren Dryden (1), and Allan Downey (1) – claiming an A-Main victory.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, October 15, 2021
Brockville Ontario Speedway
Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Roster
00 Ryan Poole – Brockville, Ontario
4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario
9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario
38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario
BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario
42W Rick Wilson – Joyceville, Ontario
45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario
51 Lee Ladouceur – Alexandria, Ontario
52 Matt Billings – Brockville, Ontario
55 Jeffrey Weare – Richmond, Quebec
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario
77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario
99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario
1020XX Eli Mayhew – Picton, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller[1]; 3. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[2]; 4. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 5. 49L-Lucas Smith[4]; 6. 51-Lee Ladouceur[8]; 7. 99-Joshua Hill[7]; 8. 14-Larry Gledhill[3]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey[4]; 3. 00-Ryan Poole[3]; 4. 38-Derek Miller[7]; 5. 77T-Tyeller Powless[1]; 6. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[6]; 7. (DNF) 42W-Rick Wilson[5]; 8. (DNS) 55-Jeffrey Weare

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:01.788
1. BS39-Brett Stratford[2]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[5]; 3. 52-Matt Billings[1]; 4. 39-Jonah Mutton[4]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[7]; 6. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 7. 1020XX-Eli Mayhew[3]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
*Completed October 17*
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[5]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[7]; 4. BS39-Brett Stratford[3]; 5. 52-Matt Billings[11]; 6. 20-Johnny Miller[2]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey[6]; 8. 00-Ryan Poole[8]; 9. 74-Rob Neely[10]; 10. 51-Lee Ladouceur[14]; 11. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[9]; 12. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[17]; 13. 55-Jeffrey Weare[23]; 14. 14-Larry Gledhill[22]; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[12]; 16. 99-Joshua Hill[19]; 17. 38-Derek Miller[4]; 18. MK8-Matt Hill[18]; 19. (DNF) 77T-Tyeller Powless[16]; 20. (DNF) 39-Jonah Mutton[13]; 21. (DNF) 1020XX-Eli Mayhew[21]; 22. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[15]; 23. (DNS) 42W-Rick Wilson
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1-25
Margin of Victory – 0.802 seconds
Hard Charger – Jeffrey Weare +10

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Sunday, October 17, 2021
Brockville Ontario Speedway
Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:03.845
1. 45-Nick Sheridan[4]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 3. 52-Matt Billings[3]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[5]; 5. 99-Joshua Hill[2]; 6. 51-Lee Ladouceur[6]; 7. 49L-Lucas Smith[7]; 8. (DNS) 1020XX-Eli Mayhew

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:05.613
1. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[1]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[2]; 3. 00-Ryan Poole[3]; 4. 55-Jeffrey Weare[5]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey[7]; 6. 39-Jonah Mutton[4]; 7. 38-Derek Miller[6]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 77T-Tyeller Powless[4]; 3. MK8-Matt Hill[1]; 4. 14-Larry Gledhill[5]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]; 6. (DNS) 5D-Jacob Dykstra; 7. (DNS) 42W-Rick Wilson

A-Main 25 laps
POSTPONED TO 2022
ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
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About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

 

 

Hill Produces Many Memorable Moments Throughout Career-Best Season

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 20, 2021) - Alex Hill enjoyed her best season of 360ci sprint car competition this year with numerous career-best runs as well as her first top-10 finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"I feel like we had a pretty good season," the 21-year-old said. "We had a couple of low points, but I think we had a lot more highs that lows.

"We were usually fast. Unfortunately, I don't think our results showed how fast we really were and how much better we were than in previous years."

Highlighting Hill's year were multiple new standards for her career-best finish with the ASCS National Tour, culminating in a pair of fourth-place outings in late July.

"Having our best finishes ever with ASCS were definitely highlights for us," she said. "We finished fourth at U.S. 36 and then finished fourth again a couple of weeks later at Outlaw Motor Speedway. Those were our first top-five finishes with the series."

The Hill's Racing Team driver also scored career-best finishes at two of the biggest events in 360 sprint car racing.

"We did really well at Dirt Cup and the Hockett/McMillin Memorial," she said. "We made the big show on the final night at both events and qualified for the A Main two out of three nights at each of them. We finished sixth in the A Main at Skagit on the Thursday show. That was our best finish with ASCS at that time."

Hill credits more experience with her crew chief, Daryl Turford, and changes made to her car for her increased speed this year.

"I feel like Daryl and I became more in tune with each other this year," she said. "Also, we made some changes to the cockpit of the car in the first part of the year that helped me a lot once I got used to it. I felt more comfortable in the car than before."

After choosing to end her racing season a bit earlier than originally planned, Hill expects to return to racing in 2022.

"I decided to skip some races near the end of the season for personal reasons," she said. "I just felt it was something I needed to do. But I'm definitely planning to race again next year. While I don't know what my schedule will be, I probably won't race quite as much as usual.

"Now that I've graduated from college I need to decide what I want to move on to with my life. My racing future will probably be affected by what I choose to do in other things going forward."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 17 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"We're excited to have Total Rentals back with our team this year," Hill said. "We greatly appreciate their support."

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

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Focused on Strong Finish to ASCS Season at Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 20, 2021) - Scott Bogucki will wrap up the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season this weekend at the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver ventures to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday and Saturday for one of 360ci winged sprint car racing's biggest events. The quarter-mile oval is a track where Bogucki is working to find consistent success.

"We want to try to win for a good end of the year," he said. "I'm just going to go there and try to win both nights. It's a place that has kicked my butt like Devil's Bowl used to. I'm hoping it'll click soon and we can be successful on a regular basis."

Bogucki earned a career-best ninth-place result during last year's event, which featured more than 75 competitors.

"With the new format of qualifying in groups that's the best thing they possibly could do," he said. "I think it makes the whole event better."

Bogucki enters this weekend ranked seventh in the ASCS National Tour championship standings despite missing several races this season. His SawBlade.com sponsored team is sixth in the standings thanks to a fifth-place run by Johnny Herrera last Saturday during the Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Herrera won a heat race and led the first 12 laps of the 30-lap feature before ending fifth.

"He did a good job," Bogucki said. "I can't thank him and Jared Sewell enough for helping me. There's not many people who I'd let take my race car. To get a top five at a national race, they did a great job."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me 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, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame To Honor Second Inductee Class Saturday

(NOTE: As this release was being prepared, Gerry Rinehart, one of the founders of this series and an original PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame inductee, passed away. Appreciation of Gerry’s life and contributions will follow, but we join others here in prayers for his family and thanks for his full life.)

The first champion and three drivers with long and distinguished careers have been named as members of the PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame’s second inductee class.

The new members are Joe Davis of Lewistown, Pa., Scott Ellerman of Landisburg, Pa., “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy of Everett, Pa., and Erin Statler of Carlisle, Pa. They will be honored at a ceremony prior to this weekend’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge season-ending event at Port Royal Speedway.

Davis ran in the first official race for the yet to be named series in 1999, then won the next three on his way to domination of the class. In a 12-race season, he won seven races, finished second twice, and was third once.

The series did not keep points standings in its early years, but all the 1999 races were at Hesston Speedway, and Davis was crowned Hesston’s track champion in the division, which was the equivalent of the series title.

Davis went on to win nine more races over the next three seasons, then skipped a year, ran a limited schedule in 2005, and made a limited-schedule comeback from 2013-16.

Running exclusively at Clinton County Speedway his last year, he notched a seventh-place finish in his final PASS race.

Ellerman stands as one of the PASS drivers whose career has covered the longest period of the series history. Starting in 2001 – and winning in only his third outing – he has raced in 16 of PASS’s 23 seasons, accumulating approximately 250 starts (again, with some undercounting likely) and has won races in nine of those years, a total of 19 victories.

He was the equivalent of PASS champion in 2001 and 2003 and finished no lower than third in points in his first four seasons. Five times since then he has been in the top 10.

His 116 career top five finishes appear to be the top number in that category for all PASS competitors, an enviable record of competitive consistency.

Kennedy embarked on his PASS career in 2003 after having spent literally decades in 410 sprints and other classes. He was 68.

Had PASS kept points standings at the time, Kennedy would have been series champion in 2005 and 2007.

His longevity has become legendary. His most recent PASS victory came a month before he turned 80, and he has driven in Laurel Highlands Sprint Series events this year.

While PASS records for the series first decade are incomplete, results that are available show his having run 274 races, with nine victories and 61 top-five finishes.

Statler actually began her RaceSaver sprint career with the Virginia Sprint Series, and it was there that she scored her first victory, in a VSS race at Virginia Motor Speedway on May 12, 2001, when she was running for Dave Shultz.

Her first PASS start came in 2008, and she notched a fourth-place finish at Lincoln Speedway in only her second race.

In 2009, she collected consecutive victories at Lincoln and Clearfield Speedways.

What distinguishes Statler’s long PASS career, though, has been consistency. For 14 consecutive seasons, she has finished in the top 20 in points. she is the only driver in this year's field who has been at every Keystone RaceSaver Challenge.

With PASS records likely undercounting her totals, she has run more than 250 races in the series. That total likely exceeds 300 if it includes her VSS and other RaceSaver starts.

Davis, Ellerman, Kennedy, and Statler will join the initial class of Hall of Fame members inducted last year: series founders Gordy Lynn, Todd Lynn, Gerry Rinehart and Tom Worrick Sr., and drivers Mike Alleman, Nathan Gramley, Ryan Lynn, Rod Peters, and Tom Worrick Jr.

A PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame plaque with inductee names will be mounted at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

Now in its third decade, the PA Sprint Series for IMCA/RaceSaver cars welcomes more than 100 drivers to its events each year for affordable, recreational competition.

PASS was one of the first regional sanctioning groups to recognize the wisdom of the RaceSaver model, which was developed in Virginia by race driver and racing innovator French Grimes. In 1998 series founders converted an existing 4-cylinder sprint car group to RaceSavers and ran a series of exhibition races including cars using both the old and new rules.

The first “official” race took place on April 24, 1999, at Hesston Speedway, the original home track for the series, which later adopted a traveling approach that in 2021 included 12 different tracks.

Since 1999, nearly 650 driver names have been entered in the PASS database, so it is indeed an honor that Erin Statler, “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy, Scott Ellerman and Joe Davis are chosen from that number for inclusion in the PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame.

For race records and other PA Sprint Series history, visit www.pasprintseries.com. For other information about the series, visit the website, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

 

Brian Brown Joining World of Outlaws Friday at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Oct. 20, 2021) - Brian Brown returns to action this Friday as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits one of the closest tracks to his home.

UP NEXT - Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"I don't know if there is a home field advantage when the Outlaws come," Brown said. "I only ever really run at Lakeside when the Outlaws are there. Our expectations are always to go there and have an opportunity to win and that's not any different this week.

"If we go in and qualify and put ourselves in a good spot we can compete for a top five, a podium and potentially a win. The most important piece of the night is qualifying. We're working hard to go in there and set quick time."

Last 10 World of Outlaws races at Lakeside Speedway: 1 win, 3 top fives and five top 10s

"FVP sponsors the event so when there are 250 FVP customers and employees there you want to produce," Brown said. "We've been in contention to win and have won one there. We led for about 25 laps and got passed on a double-file restart by Steve Kinser as well. It seems like we're fighting for a win or we don't get qualified well and we're fighting for 10 th.

"Danny, Nate and my dad continue to plug away. We've had a couple of weeks off, but the work hasn't stopped. We're keeping building and trying to progress. These guys have put the effort in to put a good piece on the track Friday. Our engines with Charlie Garrett are always strong so we should be right in the hunt."

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 34 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 54 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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"The rods on your car are very, very important," Brown said. "We've been fortunate to work with Rod End Supply for a long time. They build a great quality product and that's why we choose them."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, 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, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Gas City to Close Season With a Flourish

With ‘Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals’

This Friday and Saturday

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 19 — Midwest sprint and midget fans, drivers, and teams facing a winter of racing withdrawal have one last chance to enjoy their favorite sport in 2021 this Friday and Saturday as Gas City I-69 Speedway hosts its third annual “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” as its 2021 season finale.

Friday night’s races start at 7:30 p.m. and consist of non-wing 410 sprint cars; IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprint cars; USAC Midwest Thunder regional midgets, and 600cc non-wing micros.

Saturday’s races have been moved up to start at 6 p.m. That show also features non-wing 410 sprint cars and IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprint cars, which will be joined by UMP/IMCA-style modifieds, street stocks and hornets.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m. on Friday, with the grandstands opening at 4:30 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 6:05 p.m.; hot laps/group qualifying is at 6:35 p.m., and the racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday the pit gate opens at 1:30 p.m. and the grandstands at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 4:30 p.m.; hot laps/group qualifying is at 5 p.m., and the racing starts at 6 p.m.

The ticket prices are the same for both shows: adult general admission is $20; admission for students is $15, and kids 12 and under are free. A pit pass costs $35.

Both non-wing 410 sprint car features will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The USAC Midwest Thunder drivers are racing for a $5,000 purse with $1,200 to win and bonuses for the top-three SpeeD2 and mini-sprints finishers. The non-wing micro feature will pay $300 to win and $50 to start.

The modified feature winner on Saturday will earn $800, while all starters will receive $110. The street stock feature pays $500 to win and $80 to start. The hornet feature pays $300 to win and $50 to start. It’s open to both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive four-cylinder cars that don’t use racing tires.

For more information see the track website at gascityI69speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow the track 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 I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Axsom Finishes Fourth

In Tony Elliott Classic at Anderson Speedway

ANDERSON, Ind., Oct. 19 — Emerson Axsom qualified fourth and finished fourth in the Nolen Racing No. 4 Saturday night at Anderson Speedway in the fourth and final non-wing sprint car race of the season at the quarter-mile, high-banked asphalt oval.

The event was the sixth annual “Tony Elliott Classic,” named in memory of the former Nolen Racing driver who was tragically killed in a private airplane accident in 2015. The event was on Paint the Night Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Night, and it was presented by CB Fabricating, “The Herald Bulletin,” and Sherwin Williams.

It was the last race of the season for both the track and for the New Whiteland, Ind.-based Nolen Racing team, as well as the final points race for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Series, which sanctioned the 125-lap race.

Axsom, 17, of Franklin, Ind., duplicated his best finish of fourth, as he finished fourth and sixth in two other 125-lap races driving for Nolen Racing at Anderson Speedway this season. Once again the young star drove a yellow Beast chassis sponsored by KECO Coatings and powered by a Tranter-prepped Chevy V6 engine.

Axsom qualified fourth with a lap in 11.377 seconds. That was only 0.385 off the fastest qualifier and eventual winner, Tyler Roahrig. It was also better than the qualifying time recorded by the defending race winner, Bobby Santo III, who qualified fifth on a brisk autumn evening with temperatures in the low fifties.

The top eight cars were inverted for the start, however, so Santos was fourth and Axsom was fifth at the drop of the green. The invert put Kyle O’Gara on the pole, and he led the most laps.

Axsom dropped to sixth on lap two and seventh on lap three after the always hectic start, and he remained in seventh until lap 25, including when he set his fastest lap of the race on lap 12 and the sixth-fastest overall with a time of 11.626 seconds. On a restart on lap 25 after the first yellow for a minor spin by another competitor, Axsom regain sixth by passing Brian Gerster.

That put Axsom right behind Jerry Coons Jr., and he applied pressure to Coons for many laps as he continued to run in sixth place through lap 79.

He moved into fifth place when the second-place driver, Santos, had an incident with a car he was lapping and spun to bring out the second yellow on lap 80.

Axsom got fourth on a restart on lap 102 when Coons ran into problems in front of him.

Axsom remained in fourth until lap 118, when Santos got around him again to push him back to fifth. Santos passed Caleb Armstrong for third on lap 121, which put Armstrong right in front of Axsom.

With four laps to go Axsom made a nice pass to move by Armstrong, and he was fourth at the checkered.

Behind Roahrig at the checkered were O’Gara, Santos, Axsom and Armstrong. Axsom was only 0.136 of a second behind Santos at the checkered, and he was 0.816 of a second ahead of Armstrong.

Only eight of the 17 starters finished.

“I feel like we caught the invert wrong; it’s really hard to pass here,” Axsom said after the race. “I felt like we had a top-three car, but with my lack of experience we got fourth. But anytime we race is good, because it’s important track time.

“That was the most comfortable I’ve been in this car yet,” he reported. “The team really worked hard to tune the car to my liking. We’re getting more speed every time we hit the track. The car never really fell off. I had no real close calls either. Finishing was important, so we’ll take the fourth. I can’t thank the Nolen Racing team enough for all the hard work they put into the No. 4.”

Nolen Racing competed in six pavement sprint car races in 2021 with three drivers: Tanner Swanson, Shane Hollingsworth and Axsom. Its best finish was Swanson’s third in the Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway May 29.

Now the team will go over all its cars carefully over the winter and prepare for the 2022 season.

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

 

 

Short Track Nationals Entries at 57 & Counting!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 19, 2021) – With entries continuing to roll into the I-30 Speedway track office by the hour, the current count is at 57 pre-entries for this weekend’s 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

With the count expected to climb to approximately 70 by the time the first official green flag flies on Friday, a handful of past STN champions are among the current crop of entries for the prestigious event that draws fans and competitors from throughout the nation to the heart of Arkansas.

This weekend’s $10,041-to-win event kicks off with a Thursday night Test ‘N Tune before moving into a Friday preliminary that culminates with a pair of $1,500-to-win “Twin 20” lap feature events. It all sets the stage for Saturday’s championship card that wraps up with the 41-lap STN Championship feature that offers up $800 just to make the starting grid in pursuit of the lucrative winner’s share.

Along with defending race winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, a pair of two-time STN winners are on the entry list as well along with another duo taking a shot at a second win as well.

Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn, the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader, tries for a third STN win after going back-to-back 2018 and 2019.

Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., makes a return to the Short Track Nationals and eyes a third win as well after racing to victory lane in both 2008 and 2009.

Another pair of entries have past STN glory on the record as well including Tim Crawley and Pete Butler. Crawley tops the charts with 23 career STN championship feature starts including a 1998 win that is the best of 11 career top-tens. Butler was an early rendition winner as well in 1996.

Advance tickets are available on-line at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/, just click the Tickets tab. Two-day advance tickets are $45, a savings of $5 compared to day-of prices.

Current entries are as follows:

0b-Eric Baldaccini (Spring, TX)

0c-Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

0v-Michael Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

0z-Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

1z-Justin Zimmerman (Athens, TX)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

3b-Chris Banja (Beebe, AR)

3g-Paxton Gregory (Poplar Grove, AR)

5L-Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

5R-Richard Reynolds (Doyline, LA)

6-Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)

G6-Cody Gardner (Camden, AR)

9-Chase Randall (Waco, TX)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

11-Roger Crockett (Medford, OR)

12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

12m-Greg Merritt (Nesbit, MS)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

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

15J-Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

16-Koty Adams (Doyline, LA)

17b-Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)

19-Jason Long (Benton, AR)

21b-Brandon Hinkle (Pangburn, AR)

21k-Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

21m-Spencer Meredith (Olive Branch, MS)

21r-Gunner Ramey (Sedalia, MO)

23b-Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

23J-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

23p-Hunter Poe (Heber Springs, AR)

24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (Memphis, TN)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J-Joseph Poe (Scott, AR)

27w-Austin Wood (Memphis, TN)

28-Keith Ainsworth (Munford, TN)

29-Pete Butler (Mabelvale, AR)

30-Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)

38-Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

42p-Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)

44h-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44m-Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

46-Jan Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47x-Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

63-J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)

67-Hayden Martin (Olive Branch, MS)

69-Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

87-Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Memphis, TN)

91x-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

92-Cody Hays (Wynne, AR)

94-Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

95s-Asa Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

X-Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 21-23, 2021. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, October 21, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 22-23).

The Entries: Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021STN.pdf. Early entry by October 18 is just $100 with a two-day pit pass for the driver. Entries after October 18 are $100 with no pit pass.

The Format:

Friday Night

Pill draw establishes Hot Lap/Heat Race groups.

The field will be split into Programs “A” and “B” based upon pill draw. The lower half of numbers drawn will comprise Program “A” with the higher half of numbers comprising Program “B”. Both Programs will be contested concurrently, i.e., Program “A” hot laps will be followed by Program “B” hot laps, Program “A” Qualifying will be followed by Program “B” Qualifying and so on.

Each Program will be contested as follows:

Group qualifying (3-4 cars per group) will determine heat race lineups. Qualify only against cars that will be in your hot lap group and subsequent heat race.

Heat races will feature an invert of four with the fastest qualifier among that heat race group starting fourth. Top four (or five if three heat races) from each Heat Race will transfer to corresponding Program main event.

Heat Race winner and fastest qualifier among transfers in that Heat go to the redraw. If the heat race winner is also that heat’s fastest qualifier, only one car will go to the redraw from that heat.

Fastest two overall qualifiers will line up behind the redraw cars. Balance of Main event lineup set by heat race finish and then qualifying time (i.e., 2nd place finishers not in redraw lined up by qualifying time, 3rd place finishers not in redraw lined by qualifying time, 4th place finishers not in redraw lined by qualifying time).

Balance to “B” Mains(s), top two fastest non-transfers awarded first two positions with balance of “B” Main lineups determined according to heat race finishes. If two “B” Mains, two transfer from each. If one “B” Main, four transfer.

Two 20-lap “A” Mains will conclude the night (one for Program “A” and one for Program “B”). The top two finishers in each “A” Main will lock into Saturday’s Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”.

Event points will be awarded on Friday night as follows:

Qualifying per Group – 1st - 20, 2nd - 18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14, etc. (two points per position)

Heat Race Finish – 1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, etc. (three points per position)

A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50.

B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 48, 2nd -46, 3rd – 44, etc.

Event points will carry over to Saturday night for all with the exception of four lock-ins. Event points will be combined into one Program for Saturday night.

Saturday Night

Draw for heat race starting position (minus the four lock-ins). Passing/finishing points in effect. (100 for 1st, 93 for 2nd, 86 for 3rd and so on at seven points per position. Additionally, 5 points per position gained and minus 1.5 points per position lost).

Saturday Heat Passing/Finishing points are added to Friday night event point totals. Top two in combined points from Friday night and Saturday heat races join the four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in combined points earn “A” Main starting positions 7-14.

The balance of field is split into “B” Mains and “C” Mains as necessary, with three transferring from each “B” Main to complete the 20-car “A” Main event.

21st starting position reserved for I-30 Speedway track champion (Howard Moore) if needed.

The Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” lineup will be determined by draw. The finish will set the first three rows of the STN championship finale.

34th Annual STN Championship feature is scheduled for 41 laps.

* - Format details tentative and subject to change in best interest of the program.

The Past Winners:

2020 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

The Legend Continues; Austin and Carson McCarl to Compete in Trophy Cup with Iconic Country Builders Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: The McCarl name and Country Builders Racing are a pairing that rings familiar in Northern California. After having success in years pass with Terry McCarl, Country Builders Racing has stayed with ‘TMac’s’ bloodline for the 27th Trophy Cup as McCarl’s two sons, Austin, and Carson, will fly the famed No. 88 colors at Thunderbwol Raceway this Thursday – Saturday night.

“I think it’s awesome that Austin and Carson will both be in Country Builders Construction cars at this weekend’s Trophy Cup,” Terry McCarl said. “The Offill’s are like our second family, and Weldon Offill has been a father figure to me, and someone I have the utmost respect for. There’s a ton of history with that iconic red No. 88 car and the McCarl name, and I am really excited that its continuing with Austin and Carson.”

Over the last month and a half, Austin McCarl has been hard at it for Country Builders Racing battling with the World of Outlaws as well as the King of the West Series, as he continues to adapt to California soil with heavy doses of Chico, CA’s Silver Dollar Speedway and Hanford, CA’s Keller Auto Speedway.

The eldest of the two McCarl sons also turned laps in the Golden Stateearlier this season, and at the end of the 2020 season with Roth Motorsports and Tarlton Motorsports respectively and is looking forward for a return trip to Thunderbowl Raceway, as well as his second crack at the famed Trophy Cup.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get going at what is probably the biggest race in California, and really one of the biggest races in the country at a really tricky track,” Austin McCarl said. “To have my brother, Carson, as a teammate this weekend, and have my family in attendance as well, it is shaping up to be a really fin environment, and I am really thankful that the Offill family, and Country Builders have given us such a cool opportunity.”

While Austin bounced around California and the Midwest during the 2021 season, Carson McCarl stuck closer to home and focused on running a 410ci schedule as he ended up eighth in Knoxville Raceway points.

Over the last few years, Carson has been able to make a few cameos in California, but this weekend marks his first ever look at Thunderbowl Raceway as he will make his Trophy Cup debut.

“To get the opportunity to make my debut at a prestigious event like the Trophy Cup with a team that my Dad used to drive for and as a teammate to my brother Austin is pretty cool, and I am really thankful that the Offill family and Country Builders Construction put this together,” Carson McCarl said. “The Offill family has been such great supporters of our family for years, so I am excited to get this weekend underway. I have never competed in Tulare, but I know it’s an intense track, and you have to be up on the wheel anytime you hit the track. I am looking forward to competing and can’t wait to get up on the Thunderbowl Raceway fence.”

The 27th Trophy Cup is slated to kick off with preliminary nights on Thursday and Friday night, the Trophy Cup finale taking center stage on Saturday night. If you are unable to attend the event, TheCushion.Com will be providing LIVE pay per view coverage.

Austin and Carson McCarl and Country Builders Racing would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, , HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Engler Machine, Aurora Rod Ends, Schoenfeld, Wilwood, Kistler Engines, K1 Safety Gear, Bell Helmets, Maxim Chassis, B. Scadden Design, Jetco, and Octane Ink for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races:11, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Country Builders Racing will be in action this Thursday-Saturday at the Trophy Cup with Austin and Carson McCarl.

 

 

Cox 7th at Petaluma Speedway; Trophy Cup on Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Justyn Cox and the C&M Motorsports team got in one final night of action leading into the biggest race of their season, the 27th Trophy Cup that kicks off on Thursday night in Tulare, CA.

“Petaluma was a bit of a struggle early,” Cox said. “It is a place that really doesn’t suit my driving style, so I have to give a lot of credit to Cody and the guys for working hard all night trying to give me something that I felt comfortable with, and I think we got it pretty close for the main. “

Timing the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber/Legacy Specialties, Inc. backed No. 7c in seventh fastest in his time trial group, Cox would line up seventh in his heat race. Making some changes to their chassis set up prior to heat race action, lightning-fast track conditions would make maneuverability tough.

Able to pick up a spot, Cox’s sixth place finish would place him eighth in the qualifier race, which would offer up two more positions into the Dash, as well as set the feature event line up behind the Dash cars.

With the track still extremely hooked up, Cox would get into the seventh position and get in line as the field got strung out in the 12-lap race. Finishing sixth, the Citrus Heights, CA resident would find himself in the 11th start position for the impending 35-lap feature event.

Continuing to adjust the C&M Motorsports entry, Cox would make what moves he could during the feature event that would essentially go non-stop after a lap two red flag.

Able to work his way into the Top-10, Cox would chase after Blake Carrick who ran ahead of him as Cox was back in the seventh position. As the race clicked off, Cox’s mark would shift to Joel Myers Jr late in the race as the duo fought hard for position just outside of the Top-Five.

When the race came to a finish, Cox would take the checkered flag with a seventh-place finish.

“We did improve as the night went on, and I think we will be okay for the Trophy Cup,” Cox said. “Cody and the guys work really hard, and Tulare is a place that I have ran well at in years past, so I am really looking forward to seeing how we can do together as a team this weekend. Big thanks to Cody and Mandi for their continued support and this great opportunity.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports are now set for the 27th Trophy Cup that comes to life in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-19

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

 

 

Dover Garners Top 10 During Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021) - Jack Dover capped the 48th annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals with a top-10 run last Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Dover moved forward in both a heat race and the feature during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"The track was too good without a lot of passing in the heat race," he said after advancing from fifth to fourth place. "We got in line and rode around."

That lined Dover up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We were way too tight and didn't have the car free enough," he said. "We probably had the wrong gear in it, too. We tried the top, bottom, all different lines. At the end of the night we were just a ninth-place car.

"I thought the track was going to slick off more than it actually did. I tightened it up a little more from where we were in the heat race. I just missed it. I'd get to the middle of the corner and my car would get tight. I'd have to stab the brake to keep it down and it just wouldn't work."

The ninth-place result was his third top 10 of the season with the ASCS National Tour and his 38th top 10 overall.

Dover plans on returning to action this Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It will mark his first time racing a 410ci sprint car at the fast track.

"We haven't ran too hot with the Outlaws, but we've made some shows," he said. "I know we can do it again on Friday. If we can run in the top 10 I'd be very pleased. I feel like Lakeside is my kind of track and suits my driving style. We've had some good runs there in the 360 and I think we can have a strong run in the 410 this Friday."

Dover has his most experience in a 410 sprint car in more than a dozen years this season. He and car owners Chris and Rick Bowers earned one win, eight top fives and 12 top 10s en route to a fourth-place finish in the 410 sprint car standings at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., this year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 6 wins, 30 top fives, 38 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car 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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"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot this year."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Thorpe's Body Shop, Langfeldt Overhead Door, Speedway Graphics, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Ramey Tackling Short Track Nationals for First Time This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Oct. 19, 2021) - Gunner Ramey is making his first appearance at the famed COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires this weekend.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver has one night under his belt at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm ready to get going," he said. "We had a pretty decent run the last time we went there. There will be a lot more cars and a bigger stage this weekend. We'll go back to our notes and hopefully do what works."

Ramey produced an 11th-place result during an ASCS National Tour race at the quarter-mile oval in July. It was his second-best run in his limited history with the series.

"There were like 50 cars that night," he said. "At a track I've never been to and with 50-something cars, to battle for a top 10 felt pretty good. We had a fast car. In the feature the track took rubber and we passed some cars and I made my way toward a top 10 so it was a success."

The Short Track Nationals usually showcases a stout field of 70-plus drivers, making it the second-largest event Ramey will participate in this season.

"There's so many cars so the margin for error is not very big," he said. "You have to pass cars and make the most of every situation. You have to be minimal on your mistakes and move forward.

"We want to put it in the show both nights. If we could get a top 10 that'd be pretty cool, too."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Embry Snow Removal

Embry Snow Removal is a commercial and residential snow removal company located in Sedalia, Mo. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EmbrySnowRemoval .

"I'm so happy to have Embry Snow Removal on board with us this year," Ramey said. "They're like family to me and I love that they're excited to be a part of our program."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, Ostrich Racing Engines, Mid-Mo Equipment, T.R. Welding, Next LED, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Wins Grassroots Nationals as Short Track Nationals is on Horizon

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 19, 2021) - Derek Hagar earned his eighth triumph of the season last Sunday when he captured the 305ci winged sprint car portion of the Grassroots Nationals at Riverside International Speedway.

"John McCord owns a farm north of here and just loves racing," he said. "Marshall (Skinner) has driven for him before and Andy McElhannon drives for him. Andy had something going on this weekend so Mr. McCord asked me to drive. I'm glad we could deliver a win."

Hagar swept the night, winning both a heat race and the feature.

"In the heat race we had to take it easy the first couple of laps to see where everyone would end up," he said. "We got up through there with a couple of slide jobs. I got to second and Cody Garner was a straightaway ahead of me. I chased him down and got by him, but there was a caution so he restarted in the lead on the green-white-checkered finish. I slid him in turns three and four coming to get the white flag. They don't do passing points so you line up straight up from heat race finishes."

The charge from seventh to win the heat race lined Hagar up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I got a good start and led all 25 laps and we lapped up to third place," he said. "I could run wherever I needed to. The fastest line was up against the fence. Once I got to traffic I had to start moving around and doing slide jobs. We made good speed and made quick work of lapped cars."

Hagar will return to his car for one final event as I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., hosts the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday.

"We want to go in there with a clear mind," he said. "The track has been different this year with the dirt they put on it. I'm curious to see what it'll do as far as not taking rubber so early. We've been fortunate to win the prelim night the last two years. This year it has more incentive, locking the winner into Saturday's A Main. We came up one spot short of winning the Short Track Nationals finale last year so hopefully we can seal the deal this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing and Recovery

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"B& D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would like to thank Pafford Medical Services, KO Motorsports, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Oil Capital Racing Series Season Finale Airing on RacinBoys This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 19, 2021) - The Oil Capital Racing Series season finale is the lone event on the RacinBoys All Access schedule this weekend.

The event runs Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., where the series has been rained out during two previously scheduled races earlier this season.

Saturday's race will utilize a RacinBoys Broadcasting Network broadcast that features improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages. Every race showcases the action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $150 for an annual subscription.

Video content can also be accessed via the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV.

Joe Bob Lee has a 126-point lead over Casey Wills in the OCRS championship standings thanks to a division-best 11 top fives and 17 top 10s. Lee is one of five drivers with multiple series triumphs this year. Steven Shebester leads the way with five trips to Victory Lane.

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 .

 

 

World of Outlaws Return to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City on Friday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 19, 2021 —The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series takes to the track at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 22 for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, which marks the series only visit of the season to the state of Kansas.

Last season, Shane Stewart scored an emotional win at Lakeside, piloting the No. 41 for Jason Johnson Racing. That win marked the first at the track for the veteran driver.

A different driver has been victorious in each of the last five Outlaws races at Lakeside. Donny Schatz, the 10-time series champion, is the only active driver on the tour who has more than one win at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2015 and again in 2019. The North Dakota native has 12 top-10 finishes in 14 career starts at Lakeside. Schatz is currently fourth in points, just four markers out of the third position.

Brad Sweet, the two-time and defending series champion and current series point leader, won for the first time at Lakeside in 2016. The Californian has eight top-10 finishes at the track in his career, in the same number of starts, with three of those being top-five performances.

David Gravel, who is currently second in the Outlaws standings, is chasing his first win at Lakeside. The veteran driver who has 10 wins this season has four top-10 finishes in seven starts at the venue.

Carson Macedo, who is third in points, has made two starts at Lakeside in his young career and has finished 12th in both of those races. The native of Lemoore, Calif., has won a career-high 10 times this year, as he continues his first season driving for Jason Johnson Racing.

Logan Schuchart, who rides fifth in points, has finished on the podium in each of the last two World of Outlaws visits to Lakeside Speedway. The native of Hanover, Pa., was second in 2019 and third last year, as he looks for his first Lakeside win. Schuchart has six victorious this far in 2021.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who is sixth in points, has finished in the top-10 in all four of his previous appearances at Lakeside. The Ohio native finished second in his debut at the track in 2017 and was third the following year.

James McFadden, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, made his debut at Lakeside Speedway last year, finishing fifth for Kasey Kahne Racing. The Australian has two wins this season and is seventh in the current standings.

Kraig Kinser has five top-10 finishes at Lakeside in his career, including in each of the last two seasons. The Indiana native finished a career-best second at the track in 2012.

Brock Zearfoss, another of the contenders for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, will be making his debut at Lakeside Speedway. The Pennsylvanian is ninth in points and has 21 top-10 finishes this season.

Jacob Allen and Jason Sides are back on the tour in 2021 and each has made a number of starts at Lakeside. Sides had a best finish of second at the track in 2013, while Allen, who is currently 10th in points, is looking for his first top-10 at the track.

Wayne Johnson, the defending Rookie of the Year, has 10 top-10 finishes this season. The native of Oklahoma is just outside of the top-10 in points.

Kasey Kahne continues to chase his first-career World of Outlaws win aboard the No. 83 for Roth Motorsports. The former NASCAR star will be making his Lakeside Speedway debut. Kahne has 10 top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, October 22, can be purchased in advance online at www.SLSPromotions.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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The Twenty Fifth Annual 2021 HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 4th, 5th & 6th PROGRAM FORMAT

Updated on 10/18/21

Thursday and Friday Night

Qualifying:

All cars will qualify two (2) laps. The faster of the two (2) laps will be their qualifying time. If a car misses their qualifying spot by more than three positions that car goes to the end of the qualifying line and will receive one (1) lap, that car won’t be able to start any higher than 50% of the scheduled feature field.

Heat Races:

All cars will be in the heat races. There will be a total of four (4) heat races. The top six qualifiers will be fully inverted and if the car count exceeds 36 cars, split qualifying will be used. If the winner of the heat race is not in the top six of qualifying, that car will lineup directly behind the top-six invert in the A Main. The top four in each heat race will transfer to the thirty (30) laps A Main event. The cars finishing 5th and back will go straight to the B Main. Each heat race will be ten (10) laps.

B Main:

The B Main will have a total of 24 cars. All cars finishing 5th – 8th in the heat races will make up the lineup for the B Main plus the four transfers from the C Main. The lineup will straight up base on qualifying times. The top eight (8) cars will transfer to the A Main. The B Main will be twelve (12) laps.

A Main:

The A Main will have a total of 24 cars. The fastest six (6) cars that transferred from the heat races will be inverted to make up rows 1-3. Any Car that wins a Heat Race that was not in the top six (6) in qualifying, will lineup behind the fastest six that transferred from the heat races. The rest of the field will be lined straight up according to qualifying times. The A Main will be thirty (30) laps.

SATURDAY NIGHT’S FORMAT

"THE SUPER SIX"

The "TOP SIX" in points from Thursday and Friday Night’s program will transfer directly to Saturday's A Main. Any ties in points will be broken by Friday Night’s qualifying times.

Qualifying:

All cars will qualify two (2) laps. The faster of the two (2) laps will be their qualifying time. If a car misses their qualifying spot by more than three positions that car goes to the end of the qualifying line and will receive one (1) lap, that car won’t be able to start any higher than 50% of the scheduled feature field.

Heat Races:

All cars will be in the heat races. There will be a total of three (3) heat races with the top six cars inverted in each heat. The top four (4) in each heat race will transfer to the forty (40) lap A Main event. The cars finishing 5th - 10th will go to B Main. If a C Main is needed, cars finishing 11th on back will comprise the C Main. Each heat race will be ten (10) laps.

THE SUPER SIX DASH:

The top six in points will be fully inverted and run a six (6) lap dash. The finishing order will determine the first three rows in the A Main. The winner of the dash may choose the inside or outside of row 1.

B Main

If a C Main is needed, it is 10 laps and transfers the top two (2). The B Main Lineup will be based on total points including Saturday night’s points. B Main will be twelve (12) Laps. The top six (6) cars from B Main will transfer to the A Main.

SATURDAY’S A MAIN EVENT

The A Main will have a total of twenty-four (24) cars. The lineup for the first three (3) rows will be determined by the Super Six Dash. Rows 4 - 9 will be the cars that transferred from the Heats and they will lineup according to their total points. Rows 10 – 12 will be the cars that transferred from the B Mains and they will line up according how they finish the B Main. The A Main will be Forty (40) laps. The Oval Nationals will be governed by the Official Rule Book for the USAC National and CRA Series. Once the first car is pushed off for the A Main, a 45-minute clock will begin. Once the clock reaches 45 minutes, the next yellow flag will produce a red flag to allow fuel only to be added to the cars. Any provisional starts in the Preliminary Mains on Thursday and Friday night’s program, any points earned will only be awarded for USAC National standings and USAC/CRA standings. No Oval National points will be awarded for a Provisional start. You must earn your way into Thursday and Friday nights Main to earn Oval National points for your starting position on Saturday Night.

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

October 30th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

Westfall crowned BOSS champion; Gas City doubleheader ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 18, 2021) – With Mother Nature interfering with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) season finale scheduled for Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park, the Ohio-based, non-wing touring group was forced to officially conclude their 2021 campaign with a cancellation, and although Series action ended on a sour note, it led to celebration for some, as Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports ultimately clinched their second BOSS championship in three years.

Padded by a victory at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 24, Westfall entered the final weekend of BOSS action with a 79-point lead, chased by Willow Branch, Indiana’s Isaac Chapple. The deficit would have been tough to overcome, but wet weather negated all chances. Even if Mother Nature would have spared the event at Waynesfield, Westfall’s recent momentum boost would have given the Buckeye an upper hand; the 2019 BOSS champ scored a podium finish in I-96 Speedway’s Roll the Dice on October 9.

“It feels good to get another BOSS championship. We didn’t want the season to end like it did, but we’ll take it and celebrate,” Westfall said, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/”Bumblebee Express” sprint car. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for their hard work this season. I think we were in a position to win more than one BOSS race this year, but our consistency paid off and that’s what’s most important. We still have some starts left on our plate, so we’ll do what we can to end things on a winning note.”

Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a two-day stop at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday and Saturday, October 22-23. Dubbed the Fall Festival of Speed, the Gas City season finale will feature two, full shows for the non-wing sprint cars awarding a combined $4,000 winner’s share; $2,000 on Friday and $2,000 on Saturday.

Although Westfall is winless at Gas City in 2021, the Pleasant Hill, Ohio-native is certainly no stranger to the high paced quarter-mile, earning one victory in 2019, as well as another in 2020.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9. Rallied from 17th to finish tenth during Kokomo’s non-wing portion of Grand Prix finale. Finished ninth during Friday program of Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo on Saturday afternoon, May 8. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during BOSS Series starts at Gas City (5th) and Lawrenceburg (8th) on May 14-15. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 30. Finished third at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 4. Finished ninth from 18th during Gas City start on Friday, June 11. Finished tenth during USAC Eastern Storm start at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 15. Earned back-to-back top-fives in BOSS action at Ohio Valley Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 2-3. Finished fifth during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on July 9. Finished third during BOSS Series start at Atomic Speedway on July 10. Earned back-to-back BOSS Series podiums on July 23-24; second at Lernerville Speedway on Friday and earned a win at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday. Finished second at Limaland on Friday, July 30. Finished fourth during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on August 14. Finished tenth in Kokomo Smackdown preliminary on Friday, August 27. Finished third with BOSS Series at Fremont Speedway on September 18. Finished ninth during the USAC National Sprint Car portion of Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals. Finished second in Roll the Dice finale at I-96 Speedway on Saturday, October 9.

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

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Abreu eyes Tulare’s Trophy Cup

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 18, 2021) - Rico Abreu’s open wheel season is closing down rapidly, but the action is far from over.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/XYZ Machining/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car, will continue his 2021 campaign with the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on Thursday through Saturday, October 21-23. Certainly a highlight on the West Coast, the three-day blockbuster will feature three complete programs each awarding $4,000 to the main event winner. The weekend’s overall points champion will receive an additional $15,000 bonus.

No stranger to Tulare’s historic Trophy Cup, Abreu was the 2019 event champion, actually sweeping the entire three-day program to earn $26,000. Abreu’s history making Trophy Cup performance had never been accomplished before. He won main events from fifth, tenth, and 17th.

“We’re ready and excited...it’s the Trophy Cup,” Abreu said, a two-time feature winner in 2021, one of which occurring in Knoxville Raceway’s Hard Knox program during the annual Knoxville Nationals. “It’s been a pretty crazy season, but I can’t say enough about my guys. They work hard and I owe it all to them. The travel, the miles, the schedule...none of it is easy but they never complain. I think we have it in us to be in contention for another Trophy Cup win. That’s our goal.”

Despite most of his season’s successes taking shape throughout the Midwest, Abreu does have some recent high marks on the West Coast. During his most recent try, the St. Helena, California-native secured a pair of top-five appearances at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, one of which in the annual Cotton Classic featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

In addition to the aforementioned Hard Knox win, Abreu found his second victory of the season during Eldora’s annual 4-Crown Nationals, earning the All Star Circuit of Champions portion triumph for $6,000.

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/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 87 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 32 Total Top-10s: 51 **Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing fires-off Thursday at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA - October 18, 2021...Enthusiasm is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for Trophy Cup 27 at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing is not only known for featuring some of the best racing seen all year long, but it’s also well regarded for being held to benefit one of the truly great organizations around, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the Trophy Cup donating money last year, even despite not having a race, it brought the total amount of donations to $2,100,000 since the event was created back in 1994.

This weekend marks the 16th occasion that the Trophy Cup will be held at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $5,000 in weekend winnings and the overall champion is guaranteed a stout $27,000 in weekend winnings. The three-day extravaganza on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd features a $200,000 overall purse.

Past Trophy Cup champs entered for this weekend include reigning victor Rico Abreu of Rutherford; three-time winner Tim Kaeding of San Jose; two-time champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, along with single-time winners Bud Kaeding from Campbell, Willie Croft of Roseville and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

Driver’s looking to take home the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing for the first time will include Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst; Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi; Visalia’s Cory Eliason; Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney; Aromas’ Justin Sanders; Hanford’s DJ Netto; Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid; Roseville’s Colby Copeland; Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Hanford’s Mitchell and Michael Faccinto; Clovis’ Corey Day; Lincoln’s Tanner and Blake Carrick; Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox; Salinas’ Keith Day Jr.; Hollister’s Ryan Bernal; Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck; Raisin City’s Mitchell Moles; Dillsburg, Pennsylvania’s Anthony Macri; Altoona, Iowa’s Austin and Carson McCarl; Roseville’s Sean Becker and many more.

“With not being able to hold the Trophy Cup last year we know everyone is eager to get here this weekend,” said Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “The extra functions on the fairgrounds have definitely created a happening at the event and one that people mark down on their calendar every season. I know we are looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too. Dave Pusateri and his entire team do an outstanding job with everything, and I know we’re honored to host the Trophy Cup for the 16th straight time.”

Tickets continue to be available for the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Adult grandstand tickets cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

Tickets can be purchased starting at approximately 10am-10:30 each race day behind the stands at the box office. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 21, with the drivers meeting just after 3pm. Wheel packing, hot laps, qualifying and heat races will follow.

The special events that have become so popular are returning with a slight twist. Following the races on Thursday will be Hot Dog/ Chili Dog Night sponsored by KRC Safety, while Friday after the races will be Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring Tacos. On Saturday afternoon Steve Faria and Thunderbowl Raceway will present the Spaghetti Feed as well. Both Thursday and Friday nights will also showcase RC car racing, while Cow Pie Bingo returns as usual on Saturday.

The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks also available for purchase inside.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Special thanks to Steve Faria with System 1 Filters and all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

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

 

 

Becker 4th with Sprint Car Challenge Tour as Trophy Cup Lies Ahead

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Monhoff Racing No. 35 machine on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA for the 12th round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action, Sean Becker would put together another strong run at Petaluma Speedway as he netted a fourth-place finish on Saturday night in a near non-stop feature after lining up eighth.

“It ended up being a pretty good night after not qualifying very well,” Sean Becker said. “We were able to pick up a spot in our heat race, and in the qualifier race we finished fourth and that put us eighth in the main, and we were pretty fast and able to move forward.”

Timing the M&M Structures backed No. 35 mount in fifth fastest in his qualifying group, ‘The Shark’ would line up fifth in heat race competition. Finishing fourth in his heat, Becker moved into the qualifier where he would again finish fourth and earn the eighth starting position in the 35-lap feature event.

On a hooked-up Petaluma Speedway, Becker would get off to a nice start as he got up into sixth during the opening two laps before the lone stoppage of the race came. Under red flag conditions, Kaleb Montgomery would need to go to the work area, and it would bump Becker into the Top-5.

When the action resumed, Becker would initially hook up in a battle with Joel Myers Jr for the fourth position, but Myers would fend off the veteran as Becker continued to run fifth as the field slowly approached the rear of the field.

In traffic, Becker was able to pounce as he got by the youngster and took the fourth position. On the fast surface, the leaders were able to pull away and it would prove to be too much for Becker to overcome.

In the closing stages of the race, Becker would close in on third running Andy Forsberg, but on this night, he would pocket a fourth-place finish.

“Once we got into fourth I kind of hung out there since the top three were pretty far out front,” Becker added. “I was able to slowly reel in Forsberg who was in third, but the leaders were pretty far out front.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 12, Top-10’s- 27

ON TAP: Becker will now turn his attention to the Trophy Cup with Vertullo Motorsports that kicks off on Thursday night in Tulare, CA.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick 5th at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running the family No. 83T on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Blake Carrick would put together a nice night as he picked up a fifth-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“It was good a have a good night and get back in the Top-Five as we get ready for Trophy Cup,” Blake Carrick said. “It was my first 360ci race in a couple of weeks, so it was good to run some good laps and build a little confidence up.”

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA driver would line up in the second row of his heat race.

With passing at a premium early in the night on the locked down surface, Carrick would finish fifth, as he moved into the qualifier where he would take the green flag from the outside of the third row.

Able to pick up a spot in the qualifier and improve his feature event starting position in doing so, Carrick’s 5th place finish lined him up ninth in the 35-lap finale. The track would remain extremely hooked up for the feature event, and Carrick would have his work cut out for himself coming out of the fifth row on this night.

A red flag on the race’s second lap would be the lone stoppage of the night and in turn would create a 33-lap non-stop run to the finish. Working his way forward, Carrick would climb into the sixth position as he began to pressure Sean Becker who ran ahead of him in fifth.

Keeping the status quo, Carrick would continue to look for a way into the top five, and his mark would shift from Becker to Joel Myers Jr as Becker moved to fourth as the leaders moved through traffic.

With Myers continuing to work the top of the track, Carrick would stay committed to the bottom and would move into fifth in the race’s closing laps.

Once in the top-five, Carrick would settle in as he capped his night off with his 29th Top-10 finish of the season.

“Last minute change in our schedule worked out, and I am happy we put together a good run on a tricky track,” Carrick noted.

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 get right back to action at the Trophy Cup that kicks off Thursday night in Tulare, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-50, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-29

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour part of Dutch Hoag Weekend at Outlaw Speedway paying $3,000 to win

(Dundee, NY) Although the 2021 points season has concluded where Jordan Thomas clinched his first career series championship this season.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be sanctioning this weekend’s Sprint Car race at Outlaw Speedway honoring racing legend, Dutch Hoag.

This will be the fourth occasion the Patriots will be visiting the Outlaw Speedway in 2021, but this year’s events at the Yates County facility have been far from perfect. During the Summer Nationals Event in August, ten laps were run until a red flag occurred and rain hit the race track moments later. That race would need to be complete on September 24. Ryan Smith would get by Jared Zimbardi to win his first career PST A-Main win and $4,000. Later that night was the Outlaw Fall Nationals that paid another $4,000.

Just as the field took the green, an off track incident occurred when a building on the facility caught on fire and would postpone all of the events that night. The Outlaw Fall Nationals will now be complete on October 29.

The Outlaw Spring Nationals was able to run off smoothly when it was Davie Franek picking up his only PST win in 2021 over Jordan Thomas and Jonathan Preston.

Friday’s race will be a PST format show that includes an open draw for heats, a Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash and a 30 lap A Main paying $3,000 and 300 to qualify.

If you are unable to make it this Friday, it will be streamed on Outlaw Speedway TV. You can also stay connected on Patriot Sprint Tour social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans should also be encouraged to visit patriotsprinttour.com.

 

 

Crockett Captures Texas Throwback Finale at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 18, 2021) - Roger Crockett capped the Texas Throwback by earning his first career Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series triumph and his first-ever victory at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track last Saturday.

Crockett participated in the event theme in more ways than just driving. He turned his winged sprint car into a tribute to NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson, who dominated on the pavement at Texas Motor Speedway.

"We chose him as our throwback because of the domination," Crockett said. "He had the most wins, most top fives, most top 10s and most laps led at Texas Motor Speedway. I respect somebody with the dedication to be that dominating."

Crockett enjoyed a dominating ending to a strong weekend, which began on Friday during the opening round of the doubleheader.

"Right out of the gate we weren't great to start the night," he said. "I didn't know exactly what to expect with getting the car right with their rules package. We didn't feel great in hot laps and we were in the first heat race when there was water on the track. I got a good start and went to go high around a couple of guys when I hit the water and slid up the track. I fell back to last and had to work hard to get back by a few cars."

Crockett officially advanced from seventh to fourth in the heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row in the main event.

"We were really good," he said. "We were able to run the middle of the track in the slick where everybody else was on the bottom. We were up to fourth before the track took rubber. I think Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) tried to save his tire more and we were able to get by him and Chase Randall in turns three and four with a couple of laps to go. By then Dylan (Westbrook) was gone. I wish we had been able to race with him because our car was really, really good."

Crockett earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars as he advanced from ninth to second place.

"We knew the car was really good so I pretty much started the next night similar to where we finished Friday," he said. "We were the fastest car in hot laps and we won our heat race. We were taking it easy to make sure we had plenty of tire for the main event since you have to run the same tires all night."

Crockett won both his heat race and the main event from the third starting position.

"In the feature we got to second and weren't trying to push the issue yet because you have to make your tires last," he said. "We had one close call where a guy blew his motor right in front of us. I got into the back of him and luckily it didn't hurt our car. A couple of laps after a restart we got by the leader. I was able to run high until the last restart. It was a great weekend and fun to cap it with a win."

Crockett's victory was his third of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 15 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (9).

Oct. 16 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 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 - Factory Kahne

Factory Kahne shocks is a leading manufacturer of shock absorbers for all types of dirt track racing. For more info, visit http://www.FactoryKahne.com.

"We're super happy with the relationship we've established with Cole and Willie at FK Shocks," Crockett said. "They've helped me a lot with our program and I'm looking forward continuing to have success together."

Crockett would also like to thank Tracker Native Tobacco, Theodore Concrete Construction, BC Motorsports, RR Bounds Trucking, Rocket Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Blaine's Motor Supply, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, Moose Blocks, KW Motorsports, K1 RaceGear, TJ Forged, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Eyeing Top Five During the Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 18, 2021) - Confidence and momentum are on the side of Bryant Paver Motorsports driver Garet Williamson entering one of sprint car racing's marquee events.

The team is heading to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires this Friday and Saturday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour sanctions the event.

"This year there's a new format so I think that'll be a cool deal," Williamson said. "I like qualifying. I think you'll have to race your way in rather than just drawing a good pill. It puts it more in the driver's hands."

Williamson enjoyed a strong showing during his Short Track Nationals debut last year.

"I feel like we've been pretty good there," he said. "Last year we were starting fifth during the first night and a guy flipped onto us. We had to go to the work area and change our wing. Then we came from the back up to sixth. I think I've ran sixth there before during another ASCS National Tour show as well. We've had some success and been fast."

Last year's performance combined with a string of recent success has Williamson amped entering this weekend's event at the quarter-mile track.

"I feel we get around short, high-banked tracks pretty good," he said. "We usually thrive on tracks like that.

"I think a top five on Saturday is doable. Heading into the winter knowing you ended the season good is important. We ended last year on a high note and we want to do the same this year."

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 34 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com .

"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, Royal Power Sports, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Schure Built Suspensions, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Back in Action This Friday at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2021) - Jason Sides is rejuvenated following a week off from racing as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season featured a rare dormant weekend.

"Having a week off is nice and you can get things back together how you need," he said. "It gets you to a place where you want to go race. You need those a couple of times throughout the year. It was nice to get refreshed for the last five races."

Next up is a trip to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown this Friday.

"We've been pretty good in qualifying and the heat race and made the dash a few times, but we haven't found what we've needed in the feature the last few years there," he said. "It's a nice track. For those who want to run around the top of the track they can, but they usually have a decent bottom as well."

Sides' career-best outing at the oval is a runner-up result in 2013.

"The goal is to win, but realistically a top 10 would be a good night for us," he said. "With only five races remaining we want to put together a good ending to the season."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

69 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown 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, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, 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.

 

 

Gravel Seeking Strong Run at Lakeside as World of Outlaws Season Winds Down

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 18, 2021) - David Gravel is closing in on his career-best season in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings.

The Big Game Motorsports driver ranks second in the standings - only 92 points out of the lead - with five races remaining, including the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown this Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

"We've had a good season and we're looking to close it out on a strong note," said Gravel, who has finished third in the World of Outlaws standings four times in his career. "I'd like to get another win or two before the season ends and I think we have a good opportunity this Friday. Our program on big tracks has been great most of the year."

Gravel is seeking his first career victory at Lakeside Speedway. However, he's produced numerous top-10 performances at the 4/10-mile oval.

Gravel hustled from 17th to sixth during his most recent visit a year ago. He placed seventh at the track in 2019, 14th the previous season, seventh in 2017, 21st in 2016, ninth in 2015, 10th in 2014 and 13th during his debut in 2013.

"Lakeside is a bigger track that is very fast," he said. "It races similar to a lot of half miles. I've had good speed in the various cars I've raced at Lakeside, but some misfortune ended a couple of chances at a podium. I have a lot of confidence in our team rolling into Lakeside. We've been consistent in qualifying this year so if we can put down a good lap that will set us up for a strong night."

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 13 wins, 43 top fives, 63 top 10s, 72 top 15s, 75 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Sixth During Appearance at Home Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at his home track, Petaluma Speedway, on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, 15-year-old Joel Myers Jr would earn quick time honors in his qualifying group en route to a sixth place finish in the feature event.

“We had a really good night at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, I just tried making the top work late in the feature and it cost us a few spots,” Myers said. “The bottom was really fast, but I knew I wasn’t moving forward it I kept running the same line, so I had some fun up top, it just didn’t work out for us.”

Timing the All About Fire Protection/Dirt Dudes/PitStopUSA backed No. 46Jr entry in in fastest in his qualifying flight and third fastest overall in time trials, ‘Jr’ would pick up a third-place finish in his heat race.

Based on his qualifying effort and his heat race finish, Myers was locked into the High Sierra Industries Dash, and the three-pill would line him up third in the six-lap shootout.

Running fourth in the Dash, the driver who hails from Sebastopol, CA would line up on the outside of the second row for the impending 35-lap feature event. On a track that still offered plenty of grip and speed, Myers Jr would jump into third as the race came to life and made an early bid for second only to see the race’s lone stoppage of the night occur on the second lap.

Lining up in double file formation, Jr would not get the same jump he got on the initial start, though still found himself in the fourth position and sandwiched in between California veterans Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker.

Fending off Becker for a myriad of laps, Myers would give himself some breathing room as he continued to run fourth and chase after the lead trio of Colby Copeland, Ryan Robinson, and Forsberg.

As the leaders got into traffic at the halfway point of the race, Myers Jr would look to make the highside of the track work and it would see Becker get by him as he fell back to fifth.

Continuing to hold steady in the top-five, Jr would continue to run the top and it would allow Blake Carrick to sneak under him in the closing laps of the race.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Myers capped his night off with a sixth place finish.

“I had a ton of fun running the top there during the second half of the race, but the bottom just stayed too good,” Myers said. “Happy with how we felt, and I am looking forward to my first trip to Tulare, CA this weekend.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Dirt Dudes, Amerikote, PitStopUSA, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Factory Kahne Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

ON TAP: Myers Jr is now set for his first ever visit to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this weekend during the 27th Trophy Cup.

 

 

Moles Rides Momentum of First Sprint Car Win into 27th Trophy Cup with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off his first career Sprint Car win two weeks ago during the Morrie Williams Classic KWS event in Hanford, CA, Mitchel Moles has been named the pilot of the Roth Motorsports No. 83Jr for this weekend’s Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

“First off I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as everyone at Roth Motorsports for allowing me to drive their iconic car a few times this year,” Moles said. “Looking back at our weekend in Hanford, CA, I had a blast working with Todd and Brent Ventura and to get my first career win in a sprint car with Roth Motorsports during a King of the West event is super cool and something I will always remember.”

Last week at the Morrie Williams Tribute in Hanford, CA Moles would get his night off to a quick start against the King of the West Series as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. No. 83 entry in second fastest in time trials.

Running the Outlaw format on this night, Moles would take advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race as he would power his way to the win and lock himself into the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash. Finishing third in the Dash, Moles would take the green flag for the opening 20-lap feature from the inside of the second row.

On a super slick racing surface, Moles would try to make a big move on the race’s opening lap and it would result in him spinning to a stop and dropping back to 27th in the running order.

In a fast paced 20-lap feature event, Moles impressed onlookers as he was sliced and diced his way through the field passing cars at will. Working his way forward, Moles would pass 17 cars as he closed the first race out with a 10th place finish, which put him 12th on the starting grid for the second 20-lap feature event of the night.

After a pause in the action to let teams make adjustments for the second race, Moles would jump into the 10th position as soon as the green flag dropped and made one of the biggest moves of the year on the second lap that saw him power his way up to second.

Continuing to flex his muscle, the next lap saw the Raisin City, CA driver pick up the race lead and simply dominate the next 17 lap. Hitting his marks on the extremely slick racing surface, Moles would not be denied as he went on to pick up the win in convincing fashion, giving him his first career sprint car win, as well as his first career win with the King of the West Series.

“I didn’t think I felt that great in the first feature, but we passed a lot of cars, and in the second feature the guys put an even better car underneath me and it was a blast to drive,” Moles added. “I felt comfortable leading, and it was really cool to put this car in victory lane in the team’s backyard.”

After a strong performance, the Roth Motorsports team made the decision to offer Moles the seat for Trophy Cup, and it was an opportunity Moles jumped at.

“I love Tulare, and the Trophy Cup and we actually ran well together there back in July,” Moles said. “To be able to compete in the Trophy Cup with the Roth Motorsports team is the opportunity of a lifetime and again, I am very thankful for the opportunity that has been presented to me.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2021.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports will be in action at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with Mitchel Moles and Tyler Courtney.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Last Call for Short Track Nationals Pre-Entries

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 18, 2021) – The clock is ticking on getting pre-entries in for this weekend’s 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway clay oval.

Drivers can secure a free two-night pit pass by getting entries in by the end of business on Monday, October 18.

Postponed by inclement weather earlier in the month, the 34th edition o the prestigious event fires off with a Thursday night Test ‘T Tune before two full nights of action follow on Friday and Saturday.

Friday will feature an All Star Circuit of Champions-style format, culminating with a pair of 20-lap feature events with the top two from each locking into Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win STN championship finale.

Another set of heat races will follow on Saturday with points added to Friday night totals to set the balance of the championship feature events.

Reigning champion Sam Haferetepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, is among the loaded field of entries set to vie for the 2021 crown this weekend.

Advance tickets are available on-line at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/, just click the Tickets tab. Two-day advance tickets are $45, a savings of $5 compared to day-of prices.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 21-23, 2021. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, October 21, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 22-23).

The Entries: Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021STN.pdf. Early entry by October 18 is just $100 with a two-day pit pass for the driver. Entries after October 18 are $100 with no pit pass.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for I-30 Speedway track champion Howard Moore should he find it necessary.

The STN championship feature offers up a winner’s share of $10,041 with a minimum of $800 to start.

The Past Winners:

2020 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Ryan Robinson Nets First Career Sprint Car Challenge Tour Win as He Closes in on Series Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway, Ryan Robinson made a late race move to net his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour win as he hones in on the series title with just one race remaining on the schedule.

“I really have to thank Todd and Deawn Weiher, Timmy, Leroy, and all of the great people that back and support this team,” Robinson said. “We have been closing in on one of these SCCT wins lately, and to finally breakthrough and get one is pretty cool.”

Robinson flexed his muscle early in the night at Petaluma Speedway as he timed the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/RPI backed No. 14w machine in second fastest in his qualifying group and second fastest overall of the field assembled for the SCCT’s penultimate win of the season.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Robinson would slip into second as Isiah Vasquez got the jump. On a hooked up and hauling Petaluma Gumbo, Robinson would settle for second.

With a low car count on hand, the series would use the low car count format which pitted all the cars that didn’t lock into the Dash into a qualifier offering up two additional berths into the Dash, as well as setting the lineup for the feature event.

Racing his way to a win in the qualifier, Robinson would move into the High Sierra Industries Dash where the one pill placed him on the pole. Walking away from the field in the Dash, Robinson would go on to pocket the win and put himself ont hep ole of the 30-lap feature event.

When the feature came to life, it would be Colby Copeland getting the jump on Robinson as the race clipped off two quick laps before the lone stoppage came for an overturned car in turns one and two.

Following the stoppage, the next 33-laps would run without interruption. Running in the second position, Robinson would bide his time until the leaders got into traffic at the race’s halfway point.

Once in traffic, Copeland’s advantage over Robinson would disappear as the battle up front would intensify. With the leader in traffic, Robinson would see the opening he needed in turns one and two on the 25th lap and jump at the opportunity.

Able to power to the top spot, the Roseville, CA driver would leave the field in his wake as he would race off to a sizeable advantage of the final 10-laps and secure his first win with the series.

“We were really loose early in the race, but as the track came back and got ‘heavier’ over the course of the race, I was able to push the car harder and harder to get ourselves into the lead and in a position to win,” Robinson noted.

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Robinson and the Weiher Racing team return to action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA for another night of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

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

 

 

Keystone’s Decade of Distinctions

The PA Sprint Series’ penultimate day of competition, the Keystone RaceSaver challenge, will run for the 10th time Saturday at Port Royal Speedway with the possibility of a record turnout of cars, each seeking to join the distinguished winners and other top performers from the race’s past.

In the past nine years, a total of 451 competitors (including multiple years for some) have taken part in the race, an average of 50 cars per year. The top total, 57 in 2017, could easily be surpassed this weekend.

Eight different drivers have won the Keystone, and four of them – Jake Waters of Mifflintown, Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, N.J., “Nitro Nick” Sweigart of Myerstown, and Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery – will be trying to join Jeff Miller of Huntingdon as the only two-time victors. Other past winners are Sean Campbell, Kyle Smith, and Darren Miller.

The perfect attendance record goes to Erin Statler of Carlisle, the only driver who has raced in every Keystone program. Statler’s best finish to date was a seventh in 2015.

Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove has one of the strongest records of any Keystone competitor. He didn’t begin his PASS career until 2013, so he missed the inaugural race, but in the eight years since then, his three top-five finishes (including a second in 2016) and six top-10s are the most of any racer. He has finished in the top 10 the last five years.

Duke was fifth in last year’s Keystone, and he won a hotly contested race last weekend at BAPS Motor Speedway, so the 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ certainly is among the favorites.

Other drivers who have preregistered for this year’s race who were competing in the inaugural event nine years ago are Nathan Gramley of Lewistown, Roger Irvine of Irvona, Ryan Lynn of Holidaysburg, Reed Thompson of Petersburg, Dave Brown of Aston, Rick Stief of Garnet Valley, and Daren Bolac of Moyock, N.J. Brown and Stief race primarily with the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, and Bolac with the Virginia Sprint Series.

Joining them will be the majority of the 17 winners of previous PASS events this season, including Dave Grube of York Haven, who leads the track’s RaceSaver division standings by a scant five points over Bard.

Bard, the defending IMCA/RaceSaver and PASS Champion, repeated with the PASS title this year and finished tied for second place nationally.

The race has held a position at or near the end of the season since the outset, although the 2016 edition actually was run in April 2017 after it was rained out.

This year’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge will begin with the Port Royal gates opening at noon; racing is set to start at 3:00. Competitor tech for the RaceSaver sprints will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Adult general admission is $15, with students admitted for $5 and kids free. Pit admission is $30.

The day’s program also includes racing for limited late models and front-wheel-drive 4-cylinders, both of which will have increased purses. The sprint and limited late model races award track points and will determine track champions.

For the latest news and other information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

 

PASS and RaceSaver(R) lose a founder and friend.

This Saturday at the Keystone RaceSaver® Challenge, we will honor the life of Gerry Rinehart. Gerry passed on Friday. Founders in Photo from left. Tom Worrick Sr., Gordy Lynn, Gerry Rinehart and Todd Lynn.

The PA Sprint Series and RaceSaver in general will forever be in debt to Gerry and his fellow founders for forming the series and supporting it with their hard work and dedication. Most of those founders are still active today in PASS and the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series as they have grown and expanded. Over the years, these pioneers certainly influenced the growth of RaceSaver competition throughout the region and country.

As car owner of the #4 driver by Rodney Peters, Gerry also took an active role in racing. The team recorded 113 races with 7 wins recorded in a history that we are still trying to build out completely. Gerry is remembered as a friend and fair competitor who was hard to beat. Gerry was never afraid to share his opinion. He was one of a group of racers running 4-cylinder sprints who grew weary of the money teams were spending in their class. The group carefully scrutinized other rules packages and chose RaceSaver®.

It was the team of Rinehart/Peters that ran the first ever RaceSaver engine, and they ran it against the highly modified 4-cylinders.

I have fond memories of Gerry’s smile and laugh, and good times at the race track, but Gerry was constantly testing us when he reminded us that this was budget racing (small budget). I tormented Gerry by constantly misspelling his name. I wasn't trying to torment him; I just never got it right. In what may be the only lasting value that Facebook has ever had, I could finally search for Gerry and get the spelling right. Ironically, as I write this, I noticed it is wrong and right on the same page on our website, I'll leave it there for another week or so for your friends to find and one last time, then come to me and give me hell. I only wish it were you, buddy.

When he finally walked away from owning a car around 2012, I'll never forget our conversation. I asked him why he was done; he said "toter homes," followed by a lecture that is too much to type. While there are still some toter homes in our series, with competitors who are clearly supportive and who belong in this series, I have made it my mission when I interview teams that they know the series established to fight back against spending,

Gerry was one of the first to fight back.

On Saturday, we will once again honor our founders along with inducting the next group of Hall of Famers. I'm thankful to Frank Buhrman who has so diligently worked to help us get the project off the ground and to honor these inductees. Personally, it was one of my greatest pleasures ever to see Gerry honored along with his fellow founders and inductees last year at the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, I'm proud to have witnessed that.

We look forward to the excitement of our new inductees this week as we tell their stories. Stories that would never have been possible if not for Gerry. He will be missed.

 

 

KYLE HARDY CAPS OFF $12,000 FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN TOUR TITLE WITH IMPRESSIVE RUSH LATE MODEL WIN AT LERNERVILLE; GARRETT KRUMMERT TOPS RUSH MODS WHILE HOVIS TOUR TITLE TO TONY TATGENHORST; CHAD RUHLMAN WINS RUSH SPRINTS & $5000 EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS TITLE; $9000 ENGINE PACKAGE PRESENTED BY WATERSTONE MORTGAGE WON BY CHAS WOLBERT

 By Mike Leone

(October 15-16, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC participated in the “Steel City Stampede” once again at Lernerville Speedway Thursday through Saturday night. Despite rain and threatening conditions each night, the shows was completed without delay. The 13th edition saw three of RUSH's classes spotlighted with Kyle Hardy capturing the Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series event, while Garrett Krummert claimed the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Touring Series race and Chad Ruhlman earned the victory in the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Car Weekly Series special. In addition, Chas Wolbert was the lucky recipient in the Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified complete engine giveaway presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage, Pa.

Kyle Hardy put an exclamation mark on his incredible $12,000 Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring and $5,000 Pace National Weekly Series Championship season by dethroning Super Late Model standout Michael Norris at his home track and 2017 Tour champion Bryce Davis in a thrilling duel through lapped traffic for the 30-lap victory. Hardy's first career Lernerville win was worth $2,000 and came in a throwback scheme to his father Mike's former Late Model. The wrap was won by Hardy at the 2021 "Manufacturers Night" and contributed by fellow racer Matt Latta's 3C Graphix company.

"It's been a long, fun year and great racing with you guys," stated the 28-year-old Linden, Virginia winner. "This wasn't the plan at the start of the year, but it turned out to be awesome. You guys are great people to put up a series like you do, and to be able to race close to home is pretty fun. It's unreal to bring these colors back from 25 years ago. There's a lot of racing families and generations out there; I'm just thankful I can be a part of mine."

"I didn't know how our chances were going to fare when I didn't get the lead," explained Hardy. "I noticed I could get to him (Norris) though so that was good. I just needed to be able to pull a good slider and not break my momentum. It was fun racing with Michael. It's great to win the race and the championship. We had a great car- I can't believe how good it drove. I have thank my family and the same group of people that come with me every weekend; they're pretty loyal. It's fun to have people like that around you."

Fresh off a $3,200 win at the last Tour race two weeks ago at Pittsburgh, Norris raced past Hardy on the opening lap with Davis trailing. Daryl Charlier lost power in turn four on lap four and New York racers Kurt Stebbins and Brian Knowles were collected. When racing resumed on lap five, Hardy put a slider on Norris to take over the top spot. By lap eight, Hardy and Norris opened up ground on the field. Hardy caught lapped traffic on lap 11 and that's when Norris was able to regain the top spot. One lap later it was three-wide for the lead as Davis joined the battle.

Norris was able to clear traffic on lap 13 and opened up some breathing room, but it didn't last long as Hardy ran him down on lap 15. Hardy would make the winning move on lap 16 with a slider, but the two were side-by-side in turn four as Hardy nosed ahead at the line. Just as Hardy had clear track ahead, the caution was displayed for R.J. Dallape, who slowed down the backstretch with 18 laps scored. That would be the last stoppage as the final 12 laps went green-to-checkered.

By lap 22, the top three of Hardy, Norris, and Davis once again distanced themselves from the field. Hardy caught lapped traffic on lap 25; meanwhile, Davis was all over Norris in the battle for second and finally made the pass on lap 28. Davis though would run out of time as Hardy crossed the finish line first by 2.193 seconds. Hardy's 18th overall win of 2021 in RUSH-sanctioned competition came in the American Paint Co./AGX/Anthony's Pizza/Ingram Engines/Cline Construction/Sommey Lacey Paint-sponsored #99! Hardy became the 11th different winner in 13 "Steel City Stampede" events as three-time winner, Max Blair, is the only multiple winner.

"It means everything in the world to me to win with this 25-year-old design," stated Kyle's father Mike in victory lane. "He (Kyle) surprised me with it and it just tickled me to death and brought me to tears. It's amazing how far he's come in 12 years. Thank you to everyone."

Davis earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish in his first RUSH Tour start since the final race of his 2017 championship season. After winning in his last two Tour starts, Norris settled for third then went out and won the $3,000 ULMS Super Late Model feature. Joe Martin was fourth for 11th straight top six finish and 14th in the last 15 races to nail down second in the final points worth $6,000 for car owner Tom Snyder, Jr. Michael Duritsky, Jr. was fifth for his fifth top five of the season. Duritsky's fourth place in the final points gives him three straight years in the top five in points.

After starting ninth, Will Thomas III finished sixth as he's done in all three 2021 Tour starts. Ryan Frazee's seventh was his best in Tour competition since the 2019 Tour finale at Lernerville when he finished fifth. Braeden Dillinger drove Joe Zulisky's #58 to an eighth place finish. Zach Kane went 16th to ninth to beat out Zach Morrow. Making his first Tour start since the 2018 "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville, Andy Spooner raced from 23rd to 15th to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card.

Davis established a new track record in "Shock the Clock" qualifying on Friday night with a lap of 16.750 beating the previous mark of 16.776 set by Alex Ferree two years prior on October 18, 2019 to earn $100 from FK Rod Ends. Davis, Norris, and Jeremy Wonderling picked up the $25 FK Rod Ends heat races. Dallape made his first career Tour start and won the last chance B main on Saturday then finished 17th in the feature to win a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic.

Hardy won his third Sunoco Dash of the season and received a $100 Sunoco gift card, while Jim Rasey was randomly selected for the $100 Sunoco gift card part of the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. Stebbins was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" after being involved in two accidents. Denny Nakutis made his first Tour start of the season and was the first non-qualifier, which earned him a $100 Performance Bodies gift card.

Garrett Krummert led all 25 laps of the Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modified feature for his first Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour win of the season worth $800; however it was the drivers behind him that were the stories of the night. Runner-up Chas Wolbert was selected as the lucky recipient of the Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified complete engine giveaway presented by Sara Cipriano of Waterstone Mortgage valued at approximately $9,000, while third place Tony Tatgenhorst garnered his first career championship of any kind nailing down the Hovis Tour title!

"We weren't very good lately and when Chas announced he was going big-block racing next year I called Jerry Schaffer and said let's call it quits but we wanted to come down here and put in a good effort in what will probably be my last crate race," announced the 33-year-old West Middlesex, Pa. racer. "I have to thank Jerry, who gives me good equipment to do this, along with my wife, mom and dad, everyone that helps us, Vicki (Emig) with RUSH along with everyone that puts this deal together."

Krummert went third to first on the opening lap passing pole-sitter Tatgenhorst, while Rob Kristyak passed Dave Price for third. Kristyak then drove around Tatgenhorst for second on lap three and caught Krummert on lap five. Krummert moved up to stop Kristyak's advances on the outside as the duo pulled away. Kristyak was all over Krummert until the lapped car of Josh Ehrenberg spun and collected Kristyak with 10 laps scored.

Back under green, Tatgenhorst was trying to keep Wolbert at bay, but on lap 15 Wolbert was finally able to make the pass driving around Tatgenhorst for second. A caution for Greg Porter's spin with 18 laps completed gave Wolbert a shot alongside Krummert, but Krummert was too strong as he raced on to his fifth career Tour victory, which c