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Willie Croft’s Strong Night Soured in Hanford

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of his own Willie Croft Racing No. 29 entry on Saturday night, Willie Croft took part in the inaugural Dave Helm Classic at Keller Auto Speedway and had a good night going until a pre-race decision ultimately soured his night.

“We actually had a ton of speed all night, and I felt really good,” Willie Croft said. “I tried something in the feature event with our Jacob’s Ladder and it didn’t go well. It was something I had been wanting to try, it didn’t work, and now I know better.”

Running an Australian style format with two heat races taking the place of time trials, Croft would get off to a nice start as he picked up a second-place finish in his first heat aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/Rudeen/Art’s Craft Beer Palace backed entry.

The second round of heat races saw the Colfax, CA driver again pick up a second-place finish which set him up nicely for the Dash and feature event.

Racing to a sixth-place finish in the Dash, Croft would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap Dave Helm Classic feature event.

Watching the track during Midget and Non Wing action, Croft would make the decision to try something on his machine for the feature event.

When the 30-lap affair came to life, Croft was able to work his way into the fifth position, before having some issues that saw him draft back to 10th. With his entry a bit of a handful, he would work back into the eighth position, and would then lose a few spots again as he would fall back to 11th.

Finally on the 17th lap things had become a little more difficult and Croft made the decision to pull his machine back to the pit area.

“I should have known better, and the decision really threw the entire balance of the car off,” Croft added. “I take the blame, and definitely learned my lesson. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, Rudeen, Art’s Craft Beer Palace, Amerikote, ButlerBuilt , SCI, Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2021.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is not yet decided on his next race at this time.

C&M Motorsports will also be back in action at the Trophy Cup this weekend as Arkansas resident, Tim Crawley will handle the driving duties.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. TO COMPETE IN THREE USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACES THIS WEEK IN INDIANA

(Chino Hills, CA, April 12, 2021) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will be back in action three times this week with the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Indiana. First off will be the Bloomington Speedway on Friday. He will follow that up with a race on Saturday at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstaudt, and he will conclude his quick trip to the Midwest on Sunday at the Paragon Speedway.

The three races in the Midwest were not initially on the schedule for the 23-year-old Chino Hills, California resident. However, a nasty flip in the USAC/CRA race at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare made the trip to Indiana necessary. Early in his heat race, Tafoya got upside down in turn one. Initially the team thought the damage was restricted to bolt on parts. However, upon further examination they found out that the chassis suffered heavy damage. A call was put into Indiana’s Joe Devin to order a new DRC Chassis. And, with three races coming up in Indiana this week, the team decided to load up the hauler with all the parts needed to build the car back there and race it for the three nights. As soon as they are done at Paragon on Sunday, they will hightail it back to Southern California for the annual Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 24th.

Of the three Indiana tracks Tafoya will be racing on this week, he has only competed on one of them before. That is Tri-State Speedway where he raced during Indiana Sprint Week in 2020. On that occasion, he qualified 15th. That stuck him in a stacked heat race that featured five of the top 10 drivers in USAC National points! An impressive showing saw him finish fifth to get a ticket into the B main. In the B, at his first night on the track, he see-sawed back in fourth with the more experienced drivers, including the all-time leader in USAC Sprint Car victories in the waning laps. He got as far up as the sixth and final transfer spot before settling for eighth. Earlier on that trip, the Specialty Fasteners #51T was supposed to race at Bloomington, but that race was rained out.

Before the heat race crash at Tulare three weeks ago, Tafoya had qualified 16th in the 21-car field with a lap of 16.543. The flip occurred while he was running second on lap two. As he entered turn one, the car bicycled and cartwheeled into the billboards. The car landed on its wheels and kept on going, but it was obvious that there was damage, and Tafoya was done for the heat and subsequently, the night.

For fans interested in seeing Eddie Tafoya Jr. in person on his brief trip to Indiana, a directory of the tracks follows. Others can follow on floracing.com

Bloomington Speedway – 5186 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 824-7400 - https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSpeedway/

Tri State Speedway – 9981 South U.S. Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN 47639 – (812) 768-5995 - https://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

Paragon Speedway – 8486 Old State Rd. 67, Paragon, IN 46166 – 765-537-2366 - http://www.paragonspeedway.com/main.htm

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track 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 E-mail to the contact information at the top of this press release.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Kicks 2021 Season Off at 81 Speedway

OBERLIN, Kansas (April 13, 2021) – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is slated to kick-off their 16th season this Saturday, April 17. Competitors will head to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas for the first race of a brimming 32-event schedule in 2021.

Heading into a fresh season, competition is slated to be at its best in 2021. Coming off a slow start and off-schedule year due to restrictions throughout the country last year, the United Rebel Sprint Series looks ahead to the $1000 to win season opener on Saturday. Under new ownership last year, 81 Speedways track surface has been excellent and provides some of the best racing in the state and a great field of cars are slated. Racing starts at 7pm.

The series has partnered with the Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 United Rebel Sprint Series Champion.

The Drive to Zero program was built with one goal in mind – to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways. The program is designated to target child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

PORT PRACTICE: Marks & CJB tune up before All Star Visit
All Stars in action in Virginia and Pennsylvania this weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - April 13, 2021 - CJB Motorsports was scheduled to compete twice on the weekend of April 10th and 11th but Mother Nature forced the cancelation of one of those events at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa.

That meant that Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway was the only game in town for Brent Marks in his crew. They started 5th in their heat before finished 3rd. In the feature, car #5 started 11th and finished 14th.

Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolf-Run Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine, will head back into Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Virginia Motorspeedway on Thursday, April 15th near Jamaica, Va will be up first. The team will then be heading back to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway the following two nights. Paul McMahan and his #23 machine will make its' 2021 debut this weekend as well.
Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Marks 2021 Stats:

Starts: 16
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 6
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins:
Laps Led: 0

 

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 with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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

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

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, 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.

 

 

Howard Moore Wires I-30 Speedway Field for First Victory of 2021

Memphis, Tennessee (04/12/21) – Howard Moore recorded his first victory of the 2021 season on Saturday night at Tracey Clay's I-30 Speedway. The Tennessee racer piloted the Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to the feature triumph.

“It was a great night for our team. We earned enough passing points in the heat to earn the pole position for the feature, and then we were able to lead flag-to-flag to get the win,” Moore said. “I know the area had a lot of rain this week, so I want to thank Tracey Clay and her staff for working hard to get the race in. It’s always great to get the first win of the year, and hopefully this is the first of many to come this season.”

A fifth-to-second run in his heat race resulted in Moore earning the pole position for the feature.

Taking advantage of his prime starting spot, Moore led from green-to-checkered to register the feature triumph over a field of 22 Sprint Cars.

He was followed across the finish line by Cody Gardner, Ernie Ainsworth, Blake Jenkins, and Tucker Boulton.

For full results from the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com.

Howard is currently evaluating his upcoming schedule. As always you can find the latest team plans, by pointing your browser to www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including CP Carrillo, High Performance Lubricants, JR-1 Chassis, TL Forge Wheels, Mike’s Pool Care, Smith Titanium, Jim Ruddy, Felpro Gaskets, Auto Meter, Total Seal, River City Hydraulics, Stinson’s Industrial Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankies Hot Rods, Pro-Lite Performance, Hoosier Race Tire, Downtown Deliveries, DMI, Huggins Cams, DHR Suspension, Sweet Manufacturing, BMRS, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, XRG Graphix, Penske Shocks, Mr. David Berryman, ACME Race Engines, All Star Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mike Ward, Chris Chappue, Chad Jones, Kayle Stewart, Taylor Newman, my Dad, My Mom, Christie, Roy Young, Charlie Davidson, Beth Gaines Williford, Daryl Scoggins, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

Late Move Nets Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports 4th Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders stalked early leader, Colby Copeland, before making a late race move that led to his fourth win of the year with Dale Miller Motorsports, and his seventh overall in 2021.

“Last week I was really pleased with how we felt when the track slicked off toward the end of the night, but on Saturday night it was pretty slick all feature long and it felt great,” Sanders said. “Like I said before, the slick surface is something we have struggled on in the past, but a lot of work has gone into our package and it is starting to pay off.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Sanders timed the Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed machine in fourth fastest amongst the 33 cars checked in for the second points event of the season.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Aromas, CA pilot transferred into the feature event as well as the redraw and found himself in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

The race’s initial green saw Sanders jump into third, however a red flag situation negated the start and lined the field back up for a complete restart.

When the green was displayed this time, Sanders was able to jump into second and begin his pursuit of race leader, Copeland, who was very strong early in the race.

On the slick surface, the leaders would reach the back of the pack by the seventh lap, and with traffic now in play Sanders was able to close in on Copeland before he stretched out his lead again with clear track ahead.

Laps continued to click off in quick manner with everyone keeping it clean on the ¼ mile bullring. On the 18th lap, Sanders would close in on Copeland’s rear bumper before making a big move in turns one and two on the 19th lap to take over the race lead.

Lap 20, however, would see the caution flag fly and put Copeland on Sanders’ rear bumper. The final five laps would actually see Sanders turn in his fastest laps of the race as he would go on to pick up his fourth win in just five starts with car owner, Dale Miller.

“It has been a really good start to our season, and we will continue to work hard and see if we can continue to get our car better,” Sanders said. “Thanks to Dale and Tara Miller, and all of the people who back us.”

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- 5, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Garners Two Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: A rare three-race weekend in Northern California saw Tanner Carrick pick up a fourth-place finish on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, a second-place finish at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, before getting upside down during feature event action at Petaluma Speedway on Sunday night.

“Overall, I felt like it was a pretty good weekend for our race team,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had speed every time we hit the track; I just need to do a better job of putting myself in better spots during racing action.”

Returning to Ocean Speedway for Friday night action, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Harris and Sloan backed machine in fifth fastest in time trials before running second to Bud Kaeding in heat race competition.

Earning a berth in the Dash, Carrick would pick up the win and put his machine on the pole of the 30-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Carrick would settle into second on the extremely slick and abrasive Ocean Speedway surface,

Slipping back to third, Carrick would find himself searching for rubber that was going down on the speedway as he chased after Bud Kaeding and Tristan Guardino.

As the laps clicked off, Carrick would soon feel pressure from younger brother, Blake, as they battled on the quarter mile with Blake getting the better of the battle and putting Tanner back into fourth where he would finish.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Carrick continued to show speed at the high banked facility as he paced the field in time trials before picking up a second-place finish in his heat race.

With his spot in the redraw secure due to his qualifying efforts, Carrick would pull the two, and put himself on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

The initial start saw the Lincoln, CA wheelman jump out to the early lead, however the red flag was needed and would negate Carrick’s efforts.

The ensuing restart was not as kind to Carrick as he would actually slip back to third with Colby Copeland getting the jump and Justin Sanders moving into second.

On the slick surface, Carrick would continue to hold down to third position as the race would end up going nearly nonstop with the lone caution waving on the 20th circuit.

Sitting in third on the restart, Carrick would begin to pressure Colby Copeland for the runner-up position. Able to get by Copeland with two laps left in the race, Carrick would pocket his eighth Top-5 finish of the young season.

Sunday night the scene shifted to Petaluma Speedway where Carrick would take part in the track’s season opening event. Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Carrick would pick up the win in heat race competition.

Lining up on the pole for the feature event, trouble would strike Carrick on the start of the race as he would get upside down and bring his night to an early end.

“Saturday night I felt like we had a car that was good enough to win, I just made a couple mistakes that cost us. Still, super happy with our speed and am looking forward to Watsonville and Placerville again this weekend,” Carrick added.

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: 14, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 10

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg Fourth at Placerville Speedway with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- While the start to their 2021 season has not been quite as strong as they have hoped, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing turned in a nice night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night that was culminated with a fourth-place finish in the feature.

“It has been kind of a sluggish start for our team in 2021,” Forsberg said. “We have been fighting things with our engine and really haven’t gotten it to where we want it to be yet. Saturday night was definitely a better for us night with a decent finish, and these F&F Racing guys are continuing to work hard and get us where we want to be.”

With 33 cars checked in for the 18th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds event, Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would finish in the fourth position putting him directly into the feature event. Based on his qualifying efforts, Forsberg was also eligible for the redraw where the seven would place him in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On a very slick racing surface that had a curb built up at both ends of the speedway, Forsberg would make a couple of nice moves to get into the Top-5 on the fourth lap, before slipping up into fourth on lap six.

The first 20-laps would go caution free after a red was needed on the initial start. Forsberg would race hard with the Carrick brothers as they all jockeyed for position before the yellow flag was needed on the 20th lap.

Sitting in fourth, action for second through fourth would pick up during the five-lap dash to the finish, and when the checkered flag flew, Forsberg closed the night out with a fourth-place finish.

“It was a good step in the right direction for us, but we still have something going on that is kind of hindering us,” Forsberg said. “Again, these guys have worked hard during this frustrating first month of the season, and I know they will continue to work hard.”

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 slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the track’s weekly opener.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

 

Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports 7th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back to work at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Justyn Cox and his C&M Motorsports team had an event free night that saw Cox pick up a Top-10 at the track with his seventh-place finish.

“It has been a weird start to our season,” Justyn Cox said. “We have had speed all year long, but it seems like every night we have bad luck on our side. Saturday night we finally had pretty event free night, but we just kind of hung out where we started and ended up finishing seventh.”

Putting together a different car for Saturday’s race after last week’s incident caused severe frame damage, Cox was able to put it through its paces early as he timed the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber/Lund Construction backed entry in third fastest in time trials.

Just needing to transfer through his heat to earn a berth in the draw, Cox would do just that as he settled into third, where he would finish, and punched his ticket into the 25-lap feature event.

With the night progressing, the track would continue to slick off and widen out. Pulling the eight pill in the draw, Cox would look forward to that wide surface as he would take the green flag from the eighth starting position.

Following a red flag on the race’s initial start, the ensuing restart would see the field turn in 20 green flag laps as the field worked in rapid fire fashion around the slick ¼ mile bullring.

Running in the eighth spot in the opening laps, Cox would move into seventh on the seventh lap as he chased after the likes of Blake Carrick, Ryan Robinson, and Tanner Carrick who all ran in front of him.

Thought the track was slick and wide, the high side of the speedway seemed to be the fastest lane making passing a little tricky at times.

Working on the cushion lap after lap, Cox would keep his machine inside the Top-10 as he capped the night off with a seventh-place finish.

“We put a different car together this week, and it was really good and balanced all night,” Cox added. “In the feature though we just couldn’t really seem to get going forward. “Still a fun night and I have to thank Cody and Mandi again for the opportunity to drive their car. We do have a fast car, and I am looking forward to trying again this weekend.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Pair of Third Place Finishes Highlight Weekend for Blake Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend of racing was good to Blake Carrick. Carrick would pick up third place finishes at Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway, and would tally a sixth-place effort at Placerville Speedway.

“Honestly, I wish I could have some better luck in these redraws,” Blake Carrick said. “My guys gave me another really good car all weekend long, but these races are tough to get going forward when you line up eighth against some stiff competition.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Carrick would line up fourth in the feature event after finishing fourth in the Ocean Sprints Dash.

On a very slick surface, the youngster from Lincoln, CA would slip back to seventh in the early stages of the race. Finally able to settle into a groove, Carrick would start making up the lost ground.

Racing his way back into the Top-Five, rubber would start to go down on the speedway and things would get a little tricky. Able to get into fourth, Carrick would set his sights on older brother, Tanner, for the final spot on the podium.

Able to wrestle the position away, Carrick would take over third as passing would soon become non-existent. When the checkered flag flew, Carrick capped his night off with another podium run.

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA, Carrick would look to build off of last week’s runner up finish. Timing in 13th fastest in time trials with 33 cars in the pit area, Carrick would win his heat race and move into the feature event as well as the redraw.

Pulling the six, Carrick would take the green flag from the outside of the third row. On a very slick surface that would see most of the field work the cushion, passing would be tough during an extended 20-lap green flag run.

Needing to capitalize on mistakes or throw some big moves to gain position, Carrick would keep his spot in line, as he finished sixth on this night.

Sunday evening saw Carrick and his team make their way to Petaluma Speedway for the track’s first event of the 2021 season. Timing in eighth fastest aboard his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine, Carrick would race his way to another heat race win before pulling the vaunted eight pill in the draw.

Lining up in the fourth row of the feature event, Carrick would do a nice job of slicing and dicing his way forward on the hooked-up surface. From his eighth starting position, Carrick would find himself on another podium as he closed the night out with a third-place finish.

“It was a busy weekend, and I have to thank all of our guys for working so hard on our cars,” Blake 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 be in action at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

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

 

 

Andy Gregg Bounces Back from Tough Start to Finish 14th Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg’s Saturday night was nothing short of an up and down roller coaster ride type of night. After timing in well, Gregg would get caught up in a heat race accident that forced him into the ‘B’ Main before ultimately finishing 14th in the Saturday night feature.

“Saturday night was something,” Andy Gregg said. “I really have to thank my guys for their hard work. They were able to make some repairs after the heat race fiasco, and we did what we could from the back in the feature and ended up 14th.”

A picture-perfect day at Placerville Speedway would see Gregg sign into the pit area with 32 other cars for the 18th running of the Tribute to Al Hinds.

Getting the night kicked off on a high note, Gregg would time the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, cars would get out of shape in front of him and it would result in severe front end and nose wing damage to Gregg’s machine.

Unable to make repairs, Gregg and his team would turn their attention to the night’s ‘B’ Main as they would look for one of four transfer positions into the feature event.

Lining up on the pole of the ‘B’, slick track conditions would see the field battle for the moisture that was on the bottom of turns three and four. While he would lose a couple of positions as he searched around the speedway, Gregg would hang on to finish third, and move into the 25-lap finale.

Taking the green flag from the 19th starting position in the feature, Gregg would have his work cut out for him on the slick surface. Hoping to make up some ground from the tail Gregg was able to pick up a handful of positions early as he raced into 12th by the sixth lap.

As the race moved along, Gregg was hoping a couple of double file restarts would help him work through the field, but on this night the caution would only fly one time and that was on the 20th lap.

When that caution did fly, Gregg was hoping to use it to make a move into the Top-10, however as he got to moving around, he would lose two spots in the race’s final two laps as he ended the night 14th.

“Our car felt good, it was just a bummer it turned south in the heat race and really put us behind the rest of the night,” Gregg said. “Thanks to everyone who makes this possible and looking forward to doing this again on Saturday night.”

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 returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Ryan Bernal Picks Up 2nd at 7th Place Finishes with Tarlton Motorsports


PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to run the Tarlton Motorsports Midget and Winged 410 on Saturday night at the Dave Helm Classic in Hanford, CA, Ryan Bernal would have a very strong showing as he ran second in USAC Western States Midget action, and seventh in Kings of Thunder 410ci competition.

“It was great to be back working with Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra,” Ryan Bernal said. “They gave me two really good cars, and I felt like it was a really solid night.”

Bernal got the night off to a strong start in Midget action as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment/Bandy and Associates backed No. 21 machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up the win in his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would move into the feature event where he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

On the Keller Auto Speedway surface, Bernal had his elbows up as he was able to make his way through the field as he chased after Mitchell Moles and Austin Liggett. Just past the race’s halfway point, Bernal would move into second as he then turned his sole attention to Moles.

While able to keep Moles in striking distance, Bernal could not quite get to him as he closed the Midget feature out with a second-place finish.

Winged 410ci action saw the field use a dual heat race format opposed to qualifying time trials. Picking up a pair of fifth place finishes in heat race competition, Bernal would take the green flag from the 13th starting position.

Quickly getting into the Top-10 when the Sprint Car feature came to life, Bernal would slowly continue to work his way forward.

Getting up into the seventh position by the race’s halfway point, tight knit racing would see Bernal momentarily fall back into the ninth position. Able to work his way back up to seventh, Bernal would cap the night off with a seventh place finish giving him two Top-10’s on the night.

“I had a blast on Saturday, and really want to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for letting me get back in the seat of their cars,” Bernal added.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, EZ Haul, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2021 season.

ON TAP: The next race for Tarlton Motorsports is not yet decided at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Reutzel Fifth at Tri-State Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the weekend in Indiana, Aaron Reutzel would pick up a 10th place finish at Kokomo Speedway on Friday night before tallying a fifth place effort on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.

“We have some good speed, but we just need to be a little better and capitalize on good starting spots,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We have been really consistent with our results the last few weeks, but now want to be consistently battling for wins and podiums.”

The Indiana Doubleheader weekend kicked off at the famed Kokomo Speedway on Friday night where Reutzel timed the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation backed entry in eighth fastest in time trials.

Moving into heat race action at ‘The Baddest Bullring’, the Clute, TX driver would pick up a third-place finish and move directly into the 40-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, Reutzel was able to keep the Roth Motorsports entry inside the Top-10 during a very entertaining race that saw action all over.

When the 40-lapper drew to a close, Reutzel capped the night off with a 10th place result.

Saturday night saw the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ travel to Haubstadt, IN for a night of action at Tri-State Speedway.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Reutzel would pick up the heat race win and earn a spot in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash. Racing to a win in the Dash, Reutzel would lead the field to green alongside Tyler Courtney for the final 40-lap feature event of the weekend.

Getting the initial jump, Reutzel would lead early before finding himself in a tight battle with Courtney and Hunter Schuenburg. With the former non-wing standouts able to get by him, Reutzel fell to third as he continued to work around the Indiana bullring.

In a wild race, Reutzle would continue to run strong as he soon found himself battling with the likes of Haudenschild, Macedo, and McFadden as traffic created some tight battles.

When the race drew to a close, a dramatic finish would see Reutzel cap his weekend off with a fifth place finish.

“I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for everything they continue to do for this team,” Aaron Reutzel said. “Starting up front like we did on Saturday you want to finish up there, so it just means we still have more work to do. My guys are working hard, and like I said, things are feeling really good.”

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, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Reutzel and Roth Motorsports will be back in action this weekend at Lawton Speedway on Friday and at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-2, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-17

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Live Video Streams of ASCS National Tour, USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association and ASCS Sooner Region Action

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Four races at four tracks spanning three series highlight this weekend's action for RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

A RacinBoys Broadcasting Network live video stream from a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races, a USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association show and an ASCS Sooner Region event will be broadcast.

It begins on Friday when the ASCS National Tour makes its debut at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa.

Saturday will be a busy night showcasing the ASCS National Tour event at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. It marks the first time the series has visited the dirt oval since its debut in July 2016 when Blake Hahn captured the feature victory.

Additionally, Saturday will be the season opener for the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association as the series visits Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. It will be the only race in Nebraska for the series this season.

The ASCS Sooner Region invades Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Sunday for the first of five visits this year. Dylan Westbrook leads the championship standings entering the race after splitting the season-opening doubleheader with Ryan Timms.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and numerous other series throughout the Midwest. It also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

In other news, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

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 .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Eager for Knoxville Raceway Season Opener This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 12, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson is looking forward to the Knoxville Raceway season opener this Saturday, particularly after having a racing doubleheader washed out last weekend and enduring an abbreviated opening weekend due to a mechanical problem the prior week.

"We're getting anxious to race anywhere and against anyone," said Johnson, who had planned to compete at the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Sioux City Falls, S.D., last weekend before it fell to weather. "We're looking forward to trying some new things at practice on Friday at Knoxville and then hopefully having a good night of racing on Saturday."

Johnson is once again focusing on competing at all of Knoxville Raceway's 360ci winged sprint car events this year. He's hoping to build upon a solid first season there last year when he finished ninth in the championship standings and was the 360 Rookie of the Year Award winner.

While he could race much closer to home on Saturday nights, Johnson feels the five-hour tow to Southeast Iowa every week is worth it for him and his team.

"It's called the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' for a reason," he said. "Racing there gives my sponsors and myself more exposure than racing a 360 sprint car anywhere else in this area.

"I think the competition there is some of the best in the country and is as tough as ever. We feel that the best way for us to improve is to race against the toughest competition we can. It gets to be kind of a long haul every Saturday, but we feel it's worth it in the long run."

One of the priorities for Johnson and his team at Knoxville Raceway this year will be to consistently perform well in time trials.

"Knoxville is one of the few tracks where 360s qualify every week so it's about the only place you get experience doing that," he said. "Qualifying well there is especially important because it helps you in your heat race, which in turn helps you in the feature.

"I think one of the main factors in qualifying well there is experience. The top five in qualifying there each night are usually drivers who can run the bottom really well. We were able to do that at times last year, but not as often as we'd like. We need to get our car more consistent to do that this year."

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

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"It's great to have Alec supporting us again this year," Johnson said. "It's been exciting to watch his business grow. We appreciate his help."

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

 

 

Ramey Eyes Potential Doubleheader Weekend Beginning With ASCS National Tour Event

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Gunner Ramey and the Terry Doogs Racing 360ci winged sprint car entry spent last weekend doing their homework in preparation for two potential races this week.

Ramey has kept himself busy as the next opportunity to race is Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, with the potential to run at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Both are tracks where he has not turned a lap.

Although the 18-year-old is making his first 300 Raceway appearance on Friday, so are many of the other drivers in the stout Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour field, which opens the door of opportunity for the Missouri driver.

"It levels the playing field for sure," he said. "Everyone is going to be trying to learn the race track as fast as possible and get a feel for it. Being that not a lot of the other drivers have experience there, it's going to be an opportunity to gain an edge. The ASCS National Tour competition is really good and a lot of learning is going to happen."

Ramey said his three goals for the weekend are to "make the show, keep our nose clean and pass some cars," in hopes that doing all three of those will provide a fruitful weekend for the team.

"If we can do all those things and keep the car in one piece we're planning to run at Knoxville (Raceway) on Saturday night," he said. "It's slightly intimidating going to a place like Knoxville and you have to appreciate it. (Car owner) Terry Doogs has a lot of experience to lend out from former drivers such as Brian Brown, who has turned a lot of laps around the famed dirt track."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and (potentially) Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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, Next LED, Retrieving Freedom, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, T.R. Welding, Ostrich Racing Engines, Embry Snow Removal, Mid-Mo Equipment, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Preparing for Debut at 300 Raceway and Park Jefferson This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Garet Williamson will make his debut at a pair of dirt ovals this weekend during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver is set to compete on Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, and on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. Friday will mark the ASCS National Tour debut at 300 Raceway and Saturday's show is just the second ever for the series at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

"It's my first time at both tracks," he said. "We'll go there and try to find similarities with other tracks I've been to. We'll try to watch as much racing throughout the night and watching other classes will help, too."

Williamson isn't a stranger to making his debut at a track this year. Four of the six tracks he's competed at in 2021 have been his first appearance.

"We have twice as many laps as we did at this point last year and we've seen more tracks and faced more adversity so that is a confidence booster," he said. "We've hit a rough stretch lately though so two top 10s this weekend would be huge for me and the team."

Williamson enters the weekend tied for 14th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 29 points out of ninth place.

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JBC Transport Group, LLC

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"JBC Transport Group, LLC helps us get up and down the road and that's huge for us," Williamson said. "We're grateful for their support."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Records Heat Race Win and 14th-Place Feature Finish at Kokomo Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - Jason Sides earned his second heat race win of the season and his sixth top-15 feature result of the year last Friday at Kokomo Speedway.

Sides kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend in Indiana with a second-place qualifying effort at the dirt oval.

"It all started off pretty good," he said. "We had a good pill draw and that got us a good qualifying lap. The heat race win got us into the dash. Then we got another good pill draw with the No. 1. It didn't last too long, but we were in the dash. I fought back for a couple of laps, but I was trying too hard and let (James) McFadden get by so we ran third."

Sides' heat race win was followed by a third-place finish in the dash, giving him the third starting position in the 40-lap main event.

"We tightened up just a little bit because the track was starting to slick off," he said. "When we rolled out they pushed the infield tires in. It was really wet on the bottom. Our car was too tight where I'd normally be running. Then on a couple of restarts we were hung on the outside and lost a few spots. On one restart the car in front of me jumped another car and three or four of us got bottled up."

Sides was on the short end of two restarts that cost him a handful of positions each time, relegating him to a 14th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, where Sides timed in 12th quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth to fifth in a heat race and from 20th to 17th in the A Main.

"We went out toward the end of qualifying," he said. "Going 12th quick in our group started us sixth in the heat race. Donny (Schatz) got a little loose in one of the corners. I got it held down and got by him. We made sure we made the feature. That's not the best track for me, the smaller ones like that. They used to be great, but not anymore. To get through that night and not tear anything up, I hate to say it like that, we were happy to get out of there making some progress and in one piece."

Up next for Sides will be World of Outlaws races on Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I look forward to going to both of those places," he said. "We had a decent run at Lawton last year. We were a bit too tight. Hopefully we can learn from there last year. And I've always enjoyed racing at Devil's Bowl and we seem to run well there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (3).

April 10 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (20).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 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 -

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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"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.



 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Garner Top 10 at Tri-State Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - David Gravel captured a sixth-place result to highlight a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Indiana last weekend.

The Big Game Motorsports driver led early and rebounded late for a 12 th-place finish on Friday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo followed by the top-10 outing at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday.

The weekend began on Friday with Gravel qualifying fourth quickest at Kokomo Speedway. A victory in a heat race locked him into the dash.

"It started off really well at Kokomo," he said. "Going out late we were a little nervous about getting qualified well, but we were fourth quick. I thought that was a good effort. That put us on the front row of a heat race and we were able to win that."

Gravel also won the dash to garner the pole position for the 40-lap main event.

"We led the early laps and we were pretty good in open track," he said. "We got into traffic and couldn't maneuver like (James) McFadden could. At the end of the race the track started getting slicker and our car started coming to life. I had a shot to win in my eyes. I kept going lower and lower on the track and clipped an infield tire. I could have settled to run second, but I tried to push it and it cost us a good finish."

Gravel, who led the first 10 laps of the race, was running second when he narrowly clipped an infield tire with his left front tire. It spun him out and he was forced to restart at the rear of the pack with only three laps remaining. Gravel rallied to place 12th, marking only the second race this season that he didn't finish in the top 10.

"It's one of those things that if you have a chance to win you go for it," he said. "If you have a chance to run eighth instead of ninth it's not worth it. Something like this, trying to get as low as you can get and hitting an infield tire, usually it just pops the front end up. I wasn't seeing that spin in my future and it's one of those things that if I graze it a different way I don't spun out."

The weekend wrapped up the ensuing night at Tri-State Speedway. Gravel qualified second quickest in his group and scored a second-place finish in a heat race to move into the dash. He gained a position in the dash to finish third.

"Qualifying good makes life a lot easier for the rest of the night," he said. "Getting in the dash gives you another shot to be on the track. I drew the best number that I could and gained a spot in the dash. I didn't feel real good with the balance of the car, but we kept working on it. In the A Main it was a little similar to Kokomo where about two thirds through the feature we started feeling a little better. We fell back to about 10 th early and started passing some guys back. We just have to figure out how to be a little better early in the main event and still be good at the end."

The World of Outlaws races this weekend are Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"Last year was my debut at Lawton Speedway and we ran a pretty strong third," Gravel said. "We've earned some podiums at Devil's Bowl Speedway, too. Not that that place owes me one, but I feel like I've been good there and I've been there enough to know the characteristics of the track. Hopefully we can get our first win there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (1).

April 10 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 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

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

Advanced tickets for THE SHOWDOWN can be purchased at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true

 

Dietrich rallies big at Bridgeport, Port Royal and Lincoln double; Four All Star starts ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 12, 2021) – Despite Mother Nature washing away his plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 9, and BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 11, Dietrich’s extended week remained plenty eventful, as the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native successfully completed three feature starts over two days, advancing 29 positions in the process while acquiring two top-ten finishes.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, 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, No. 48 sprint car, activated his recent stretch with a midweek visit to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, April 6. Although forced to start 17th by way of heat race result, Dietrich was not deterred, eventually climbing nine positions to secure a top-ten in the form of an eighth-place finish.

Despite initial plans suggesting a visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 10, Port Royal Speedway’s announcement to utilize an earlier start time ultimately led to Dietrich having the opportunity to participate in both of the Saturday programs. A non-stop feature at Port Royal propelled a quick turnaround for Dietrich, which allowed for enough time to commute to Lincoln to battle in the evening’s final heat race.

“Double D” went on to climb ten positions in the Pigeon Hills, finishing 11th after starting 21st. Just a few hours prior, Dietrich advanced from 14th to finish fourth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace.”

“That was fun,” Danny Dietrich said of this Port Royal and Lincoln Speedway double. “Not too often do we have the opportunity to pull that off. It wouldn’t be possible without my team. We’ve passed a lot of cars this season. I think it’s time to get this ‘48’ up front and get a few more wins, too.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with four straight nights of competition with the All Star Circuit of Champions, set to join “America’s Series” during visits to Virginia Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bedford Speedway on Thursday through Sunday, April 15-18. The four-race weekend will be accompanied by big paydays, as Virginia Motor Speedway’s Thursday Night Thunder event will award a $12,000 top prize, while Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic will award $10,000. The visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Bedford Speedway will each pay $6,000.

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: 7
Top-10s: 12
Wins: 1

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.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports victorious at Kokomo Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (April 12, 2021) – Not deterred by their midpack grid position, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports put it all together on Friday evening at Kokomo Speedway and rallied big for their first win of the season, ultimately exchanging a 13th-place starting position for a spot on the victory lane platform.

Westfall, pilot of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, utilized the very bottom groove around Kokomo’s quarter-mile to work his way through the field, picking off spots one by one before securing the point over Robert Ballou and Cole Bodine. A series of cautions during the early segment of the main event kept the field entact; an early advantage for the former Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) champion.

The “Bumblebee Express” had intentions to make an appearance at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, April 10, but Mother Nature interfered.

“It feels good to get that first win. They say the first win is always the hardest to get. We’ve had a lot of success at Kokomo over the years and it never gets old to win there,” Matt Westfall said, who earned a BOSS Series victory at Kokomo in 2020, as well as in 2019. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for the opportunity to drive his cars. He gives us the equipment necessary to be successful and that clearly shows.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-pack in the Hoosier State, set to join the USAC National Sprint Cars at Bloomington Speedway and Paragon Speedway on Friday and Sunday, April 16 and 18, split with a BOSS Series start at Plymouth on Saturday, August 17.

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.

2021 Wins: 1 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9)

 


Brock Zearfoss will continue WoO campaign in Oklahoma and Texas

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 12, 2021) – After what proved to be another up and down weekend, finishing 13th during his Kokomo Speedway visit on Friday, April 9, followed by an unfortunate “DNF” after utilizing a provisional at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 10, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will do his best to persevere and continue on down the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail for visits to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. Adding some pep to the weekend’s step, the Devil’s Bowl visit, dubbed the Texas Outlaw Nationals, will award a $20,000 top prize.

Although Zearfoss has yet to visit Lawton and Devil’s Bowl with the Greatest Show On Dirt, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native is certainly familiar with the territory, as Zearfoss visited each of the facilities with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020. The 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender highlighted his All Star starts with an eighth-place performance at Devil’s Bowl after starting 14th on the evening grid.

Entering the Oklahoma and Texas double, Brock 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, No. 3Z sprint car, is currently ninth in the WoO championship standings, padded by three top-ten finishes in 13 Series starts.

“We want to keep things rolling,” Brock Zearfoss said, a former Port Royal Speedway champion and Outlaws winner at Williams Grove Speedway. “Our goal right now is to find a little bit of momentum and consistency. Things are a little too up and down right now, but we’ll get things where they need to be. I have a great, hard working team and without their help, I’d be sitting at home right now. We have what it takes to beat the best in the world and we’re going to do what we can to accomplish that feat this weekend.”

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: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

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.

 


Whittall shows promise in home state start; All Star events next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 12, 2021) – Rejuvenating his 2021 campaign, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall nailed down his best performance of the season during his recent week of competition. Incidentally, the result occurred in his home state and less than an hour from his front door.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, visited two tracks in two states during his recent stretch, highlighted with a 12th-place outcome during the “Posse Invasion” of Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, April 6.

Although just shy of a top-ten outcome, Whittall’s performance in the Garden State was strong, bumping ahead two spots after starting on the outside of row seven. With only a month to wait, Whittall is already looking ahead to another Bridgeport Speedway visit when the World of Outlaws come to town on May 18.

Despite weather interfering with plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 9, Whittall moved on and continued his extended week with a stop at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 10. Whittall finished 16th at the “Speed Palace,” ultimately maintaining his position after starting in the exact same spot.

“It was awesome to put together a solid night at Bridgeport,” Justin Whittall explained. “We don’t have the opportunity to race that close to home very often, so to put together something like that is pretty special. I can’t thank my family, team, and partners enough for their support in 2021. We have another big weekend ahead, so hopefully we can keep improving and work for some solid finishes with the All Stars.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with back-to-back starts with the All Star Circuit of Champions, set to join “America’s Series” at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. The weekend will offer a total winner’s share equaling $16,000; $6,000 at The Grove and $10,000 at Port’s Keith Kauffman Classic.

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

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

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

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6.


 

LRP TO HOST THE MAXIMA RACING OIL MUST SEE RACING LIGHTS OPENER

April 12, 2021 – Holly, Michigan – The Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series is one week away from kicking off its 2021 season.
The action begins for the second year series on Saturday April 17 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio.

Defending series champion JJ Henes will attempt to defend his throne. The Lagrange, Ohio teenager won the 2020 championship on the final
night of the season. A tight point battle with Dylan Watson went right down to the wire. Henes won by a mere two points to claim the 2020
championship and collected one feature victory in the process.

The series, powered by 602 GM sealed crate motors, was created to give younger drivers seat time in a winged asphalt sprint car and
give the MSR 410 series a feeder system of top-notch young talent. The series has done just that as a handful of drivers from this series will
make their 410 debuts in 2021.

This year’s roster of drivers will be a mixture of youth and veterans. Former Supermodified veteran and current MSR 410 competitor Charlie
Shultz is expected to compete in 2021 as well as Jacob Dolinar who also competes in the 410 series.

Other drivers expected to compete include Joshua Sexton, James Rader, Joey Wyckoff, Dylan Watson, Justin Stanley, John Reiser, Tim Henthorn,
Jason Rader and 17-year-old lady racer Lauren DePasquale.

It is only fitting that the season opener will be hosted by Lorain Raceway Park as many drivers in the series call LRP home. LRP will also host
the series in June, August and for the series championship in October. Henes and Wyckoff each found victory lane at LRP in 2020 Maxima
Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series.

For more info on the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Lights Series please log on to www.mustseeracing.com as well as Facebook.

 

Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing aim to rebound at Lawton and Devil’s Bowl


Date: Friday, April 9th
Event: The Outlaws visit Kokomo
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 25th (7th)

Date: Saturday, April 10th
Event: The Outlaws visit Tri-State
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (21st)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Seventh | 1696 points [184 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - It has not been an easy stretch for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, unable to reach the top-ten during his Tri-State Speedway start on Saturday, April 10, following another unexpected “DNF” while in action at Kokomo Speedway on Friday, April 9, but the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and 299-time Series winner will aim high to put that poor momentum to the side, as the Greatest Show On Dirt preps for their return to Oklahoma and Texas for a two-race sweep on April 16-17.

Schatz, driver 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/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, will begin the coming weekend with a visit to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, April 16. A destination on the WoO schedule for a second consecutive season, Schatz finished sixth during his Lawton appearance in 2020, improving one position after starting seventh on the 35-lap grid.

The upcoming weekend will continue, as well as conclude, with the historic Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 17. Competitors will chase a $20,000 top prize during their visit to greater Dallas; a venue that has been on the World of Outlaws schedule since Series action commenced in 1978.

Incidentally, Schatz’ 2020 Devil’s Bowl start ended in the exact same manner as his Lawton visit; improving one position to finish sixth. Just two years prior, Schatz was the Devil’s Bowl Texas Outlaw Nationals winner, banking a $20,000 payday over Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart.

Despite final results ending short of expectation, Schatz’ recent weekend in the Hoosier State did have some shining moments, at least on Friday at Kokomo Speedway when the ten-time champ finished second during his respective heat race, ultimately qualifying for the evening’s dash. A seventh-place dash result allowed Schatz to start the main event from the inside of row four.

Unfortunately, his campaign inside the top-ten was short lived, as issues from under the hood forced Schatz to go pit-side after one circuit.

Schatz was scored 16th in Tri-State Speedway’s 40-lap contest on Saturday, forced to battle through the Last Chance Showdown to make the A-Main after finishing sixth during his respective heat race.

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/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 Overall Statistics:
Races: 21
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 15
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 13
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Great Fields for Friday Night at Premier Speedway!

Tickets will be available for purchase up until midnight on Thursday night for this Friday’s final race of the 2020-21 Premier Speedway season, with a huge ensemble of 99 cars entered across the three divisions which include 360 Sprintcars as a part of the Triple Crown Series, Wingless Sprints and Junior Formula 500’s.

With discounted adult admission of just $20 and all Children 15 and Under admitted for $5, there will be plenty of on-track entertainment to round out the season, with Patrons reminded that access to the venue will be via the Warrnambool side only.

Current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Brett Milburn headlines a strong field of 41 Sprintcars with regular visitors to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool including Grant Anderson, John Vogels, Domain Ramsay, Eddie Lumbar, Matthew Reed, Dennis Jones, Tim Van Ginneken and Jordyn Charge all amongst the forty-plus entry list.

Yet again the Wingless Sprints have entered with strong competitor numbers with current State Champion Alex Ross joining the likes of Luke Weel, Mitchell Broome, Luke and Daniel Storer, Travis Millar, Andy Hibbert, Harry Ross, Glenn Watts and Geoff Cook in the star-studded line up.

A great deal of excitement surrounds the debut appearance of the Junior Formula 500’s at Premier Speedway this weekend, with some familiar names set to make an appearance.

Tyler Maggs, son of former Sprintcar racer Daryn and Grand Son of Jack, will join Chad Bell, son of Stephen Bell, Zoe Pearce daughter of Speedcar Ace Andy Pearce and Grand Daughter of Ian ‘The Fly’ Lewis as some of the familiar names in the 16 strong field!

With gates opening on Friday at 4pm and cars on track at 5pm, it is looking like being a great night of racing to round out the season.

The full list of entrants as at midday on Monday April 12 is as follows:

Sprintcars:

A1 Brett Milburn
V2 Domain Ramsay
VA3 Kaidon Brown
V4 Phil Lock

D7 Matthew Reed
V7 Paul Solomon
VA10 Steven Loader
V11 Grant Anderson
VA11 Phil Micallef
VA14 Chris Rodda
V15 David Dennison
V17 Dennis Jones
V18 Sam Millar
VA18 Mitchell Sutej
V19 Sam Wren
D21 Zac Farrer
V21 Ben Micallef
V29 Michael Tancredi
N36 Eddie Lumbar
VA37 Darryl Atkinson
VA38 Steve McIntyre
V39 Brett Smith
VA42 Mark Noonan
SA44 Daniel Evans
V44 Tm Van Ginneken
V46 Jordan Abbott
N46 Stacey Galliford
VA47 Ben Morrison
VA49 Shaun Lyness
V60 Jordyn Charge
V70 John Vogels
V71 Marcus Green
V73 Charles Hunter
V75 Mitchell Smith
V83 Christopher Solomon
V86 Justin Barton
V88 Renae Eastham
VA91 Daniel Scott
VA96 Daniel Mayson
VA98 Shane Steenholdt

Wingless Sprints:

V2 Travis Millar
V4 Carly Walsh
V5 Paul Drew
VX5 Luke McCutcheon
V6 Todd Hobson
V10 Will Scott
V14 Harry Ross
VX14 Glenn Watts
VX15 Greg Bishop
V17 Andy Hibbert
S20 Harley Alexander
V23 Mathew Balcombe
S23 Jack McCarthy
Q26 Kerry Bright
V33 Luke Storer
V34 Shaun Farnsworth
S35 Mitchell Broome
V36 Ashley Cook
V39 Tyler Benson
VX41 Aaron Kennett
VX43 Benjamin Kirby
V43 Daniel Storer
VX46 Michael McDonald
VX50 Luke Weel
V51 Jordan Nicholas
VX59 Kyle Mayson
V62 Trevor Bullock
VX62 Kasey Garlick
V67 Christopher Halesworth
VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling
V70 Aron Lawrence
VX71 Rhys Buck
V72 Tyson Bartlett
V76 Kelvin Johnson
VX76 Marc Waddington
V77 Alex Ross
V79 Clint McLaren
S86 Kirby Hillyer
VX88 Esther Thomson
V95 Geoff Cook
VX95 Ben Poliansky
VX97 Blake Walsh

 

 

Zimmerman Zooms To Heart O’ Texas Victory With ASCS Elite Non-Wing

Bryan Hulbert – WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) Making it ten career victories with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating, Justin Zimmerman topped the Gordon Wolley Classic Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

Fifth to second on the opening lap, Zimmerman trailed Keith Martin through the first part of Friday’s A-Feature. Pacing low on the Heart O’ Texas Speedway, the field slowed on Lap 3 for a pair of cars coming together in the third and fourth turns.

Keeping Zimmerman at bay on the restart, Martin slipped high through turns three and four. Opening the door for Justin, the No. 1 worked even with the No. 79 into the first turn. Drag racing to the back straightaway, the pair made contact, sending the Express Car Wash entry on a wild series of flips. Martin was able to walk away.

Restarting with Dalton Stevens in pursuit, traffic presented a couple of shots at the lead with the No. 99 not able to capitalize. Building distance for a few laps, traffic again bought Stevens within striking distance as the caution lights blinked just after the white flag waved.

Back to green, Dalton Stevens spun to a stop to draw another caution. Final time to the green with Paul White in pursuit, the wily veteran had his hands full with 11th starting. Steven Shebester, lurking on the outside line. Letting Zimmerman pull away, the margin at the line was 1.373-seconds. Paul White held on for second by 0.194-seconds over Steven Shebester, with Cody Price and Mason Smith making up the top-five.

Harli White from 13th came up to sixth with Stephen Smith seventh. Colby Estes followed, with Chase Parson and Scott Evans completing the top ten.

The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating goes green again on Saturday, April 10, at Abilene Speedway. Gates open at 5:30 P.M. with racing at 8:00 P.M. (CDT). Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for Senior and Military, and free for kids five and under. Pits are $35.

Abilene Speedway is located at 6825 West Hwy. 80 in Abilene, Texas. For more information, follow the track on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbileneSpeedway, at http://www.abilenespeedway.com, or by calling (325) 692-8800.

Live coverage for fans not able to attend can be found at http://www.racinboys.com.

The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the American Sprint Car Series.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:

ASCS Elite Non-Wing
Heart O’Texas Speedway (Waco, Texas)
Friday, April 9, 2021

Car Count: 22

Texas Aeroplastics Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Mason Smith[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 91-Cody Price[6]; 4. 22X-Steven Shebester[5]; 5. 24-TJ Herrell[1]; 6. 72-Harli White[8]; 7. 18-Devon Debrick[3]; 8. 51X-Ben Saye[7]

Pro-Tech Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. #1-Justin Zimmerman[6]; 2. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 3. 52-JD Fry[1]; 4. 48-Caden McCreary[7]; 5. 64-Mark Zoeller[4]; 6. 118-Scott Evans[5]; 7. 44-Jason Howell[2]

SCP Polymers Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens[6]; 3. 71-Colby Estes[2]; 4. 3S-Stephen Smith[7]; 5. 21-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 33-Mike Merrell[3]; 7. 51-Jim Gardner[1]

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. #1-Justin Zimmerman[5]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 22X-Steven Shebester[11]; 4. 91-Cody Price[6]; 5. 31-Mason Smith[2]; 6. 72-Harli White[13]; 7. 3S-Stephen Smith[9]; 8. 71-Colby Estes[10]; 9. 57-Chase Parson[7]; 10. 118-Scott Evans[17]; 11. 21-Michelle Parson[15]; 12. 51X-Ben Saye[21]; 13. 18-Devon Debrick[19]; 14. 33-Mike Merrell[18]; 15. 64-Mark Zoeller[14]; 16. 51-Jim Gardner[22]; 17. 99X-Dalton Stevens[1]; 18. 48-Caden McCreary[8]; 19. 79X-Keith Martin[3]; 20. 24-TJ Herrell[16]; 21. 52-JD Fry[12]; 22. (DNS) 44-Jason Howell

 

 

JUSTYN COX RACING TO AWARD 360 SPRINT CAR DRIVE TO DELTA SUPER CHAMPION

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 9, 2021) – Competitors at the Delta Speedway presented by the Financial Center Credit Union will have something special to race for in 2021, as the track Super 600 champion will earn a test and a race with Justyn Cox Racing in 360 Sprint Car competition in 2022.

Cox, the 2007 Restricted track champion hailing out of Clarksburg, Calif., has become a routine visitor to victory lane at Placerville Speedway and across the Sprint Car world in California. He has elected to give back to the Micro Sprint community and the 1/7th mile dirt oval where his career started.

“Delta speedway is a place I ran for a couple years while moving through the ranks. Some of my fondest memories and closest friends come from my time racing at Delta,” Cox said. “I love getting to work with drivers getting their feet wet, and I’d be at both the test and race to help the transition go smooth. I hope this creates great buzz around Delta and add a little spice to the championship digs. Best of luck to all competitors!”

Cox Racing has provided driver rentals to young talented racers including Jesse Love in 2020 with crew chief Rodney Tiner on the wrenches. Cox Racing has availability throughout the 2021 season and beyond for drivers to develop in the sport.

Delta Speedway’s championship season opens this Saturday with fans in the stands, with racing for Super 600, Non-Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints.

Pit gates open at noon with the driver’s meeting at 4:30 pm and hot laps to follow. Delta Speedway Stockton thanks Financial Center Credit Union, Interstate Truck Center, Lovotti Air, 22 Metal Works, Van De Pol Petroleum, Kludt Oil, Starr Property Management, Performance Electronics, and Hoosier Tire for their support of the 2021 season.

For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 8

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 4. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 5. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 178; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 171; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 9. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, both 152; 11. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 150; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 147; 13. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 145; 14. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 15. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 138; 16. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 17. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 134; 18. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 19. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., and Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., both 132.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 2. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 3. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 5. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 152; 6. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 134; 7. Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., 132; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 131; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 122; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 116.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 7. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 8. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 40; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 39; 3. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 38; 4. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 37; 5. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 36; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 35; 7. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 34; 8. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 33; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 32; 10. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 31.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 143; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 132; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 72; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 65; 7. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., and Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, both 63; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., and Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., both 62.

Pennsylvania – 1. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., Ken Duke, Winfield, Pennsylvania, and Devin Ad­ams, Lebanon, Pa., each 70; 4. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 66; 5. David Grube, York Haven, Pa., 59; 6. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa., 57; 7. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 54; 8. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 49; 9. Kassidy Kreitz, Sinking Spring, Pa., 48; 10. Kyle Colwell, Knox, Pa., and Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., both 47.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 3. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 152; 4. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 6. Daniel (D.J.) Estes, Fort Worth, Texas, 124; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 117; 8. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 116; 9. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 115; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 113.

 

 

Opening Night is Just One Week Away!


In just 8 days, the roar of engines will once again sound through the town of Knoxville, Iowa! It's time...to get BACK to the TRACK!

The Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener will kick off the 68th Knoxville Raceway season on Saturday, April 17.

Everything you need to know for the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener:

Pit Gates Open - 3:30pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 5:30pm, CT
Hot Laps Begin: 6:15pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; Children 12 and under - free. Tickets available at the ticket office on race day.
Pit Passes - $30
Pits will be open following the races.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Season Push-Off Party on Friday, April 16 has been canceled. Practice night will continue, starting at 7pm, CT and ending 9pm, CT. Admission for practice night is free. Pit Passes can also be purchase for $10.
Brian Brown to Join SRX Race at Knoxville Raceway


The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) announced their specialty drivers that will compete in specific races.

Brian Brown will attempt to defend his turf from the series' superstars when they compete at Knoxville Raceway on June 19. And, he's pulling double-duty, racing his Casey's/FVP No. 21 sprint car that night, too!

Watch Brown take on Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Helio Castroneves and more. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now here.
Fatheadz Eyewear Discount Offer For Knoxville Raceway Fans


Our friends at Fatheadz Eyewear are offering a discount for all of our fans at Knoxville Raceway!

Fatheadz, the leader in oversized eyewear, has styles for both men and women. Check out their full range of styles online at Fatheadz.com.

Use code KNOXVILLE at check out to receive 40% off!
Now Hiring: Pella Motors Two-Seat Sprint Car Driver


Knoxville Raceway and Pella Motors are looking for a two-seater sprint car driver for the 2021 race season!

Applicants must have experience driving a sprint car and must be available to work on race nights.

If interested, email Kendra Jacobs.
COVID Guidelines & Protocols at Knoxville Raceway


One year ago, we were devastated to put the start of the 2020 racing season at Knoxville Raceway on hold. We are grateful and excited to see the fans on opening night in 2021!

We do take your health and safety seriously. We continue to work with state and local officials to make sure that we are following all guidelines and restrictions for our events.

Before you join us at the track, please read through our current COVID guidelines and protocols here. We're looking forward to having you at the track with us, but if you are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us. We sincerely thank all of the fans for your understanding, patience and cooperation.

 

 

All Stars 14th season done and dusted

21 year old Rusty Hickman added his name to the record books taking out the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series Championship. Not only is he the youngest driver to win the Championship he also repeated his Dads victory in the inaugural season back in
2008 making them the first father and son team to win the elite honour. Friday night at B&S
Timmis Speedway the young gun showed just why he has taken out the award runni ng the
wall most of the race while Dad Darren paced up and down in Turn 2. “I reckon Darren was counting the laps down more than Rusty while the nerves kicked in waiting for the checkers. I’m not sure where Sandi was but I imagine she would have been the same. To see just how special it was for the entire family makes Rustys win even sweeter.

The series then got to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation at the Reddy Pub Saturday night and with a large crowd in attendance the Awards were presented.

The accolades went to:
H’s Star Award – Leo Caruso
Best Presented Car & Crew – Hunter Motorsport
Crew Chief of the Year – Darren Hickman
Rookie it the Year – Jason Bolitho - winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport B K Racing Products 6th overall – Phil Lock – winning a $500 voucher for K1 Racegear product
Vortex Altitude Award – Jason Bolitho - winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing
Products
Drivers Driver –tied between Chris Solomon & Phil Lock
Rising Star Award – Todd Moule

In what is affectionately called the ‘Locky Award’ Chris Solomon tied with the All Star Legend to win the Drivers Driver Award. This is Locks 10th time he has won this prestigious prize again proving just how respected he is.

Top 10 in the Championship - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V73 Charles
Hunter, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th SA44 Dan Evans, 6th V4 Phil Lock, 7th V34 Brenten Farrer,
8th VA91 Dan Scott, 9th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 10th VA52 Jason Bolitho

Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have a lso been with us over the past 14 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!

 

 

SEASON OPENER NOW SET FOR MAY 22; SPRING SIZZER CANCELLED
(April 8, 2021) – The Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series will now debut on Victoria Day weekend. The 2021 KoT season was set to begin April 17 at Merrittville Speedway, however all April events at the Niagara Region venue were cancelled in the wake of Ontario’s four week provincial shutdown due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Knights of Thunder schedule will now kick off Saturday, May 22 at Brighton Speedway, followed by a Victoria Day race at Merrittville Speedway on Monday, May 24. More than 30 drivers have indicated their intention to compete in at least a portion of the 2021 Knights of Thunder season. While several Sprint Car races were run at Merrittville in 2020, Brighton hasn’t played host to the winged open wheel racers since 2019 and anticipation is high for their return.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series:
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, Knights of Thunder is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. The 2021 schedule consists of 26 events at seven different venues in the province; each event will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

 

 

Brian Brown Posts First Top 10 of Season With World of Outlaws in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 8, 2021) - Brian Brown recorded his first top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Friday to kick off a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

April 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 9 (11).

"We didn't qualify as well as we'd like, but we started sixth in the heat and went forward to fourth," Brown said. "In the A Main we were pretty decent. We were in the top 10 and I had a bad double-file restart and lost almost five spots. We just scratched and clawed our way back to our first top 10 with the Outlaws this year. The guys are working hard and we're progressing. It was a solid night of passing cars and it felt like we're racing. It was a good notebook night and we were able to look forward to Pevely on Saturday night."

April 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 14 (14).

"It started like Night 1 as we qualified in the same spot," Brown said. "We went from sixth to fifth in the heat. In the feature it was the same scenario where we made some progress in the beginning, lost some progress and came back to finish 14th. It felt like we were off a little bit versus Friday. Sometimes you'll have that. Overall, it was a decent weekend and it was awesome to see a full crowd. It seems like the fans are as pumped to be at the track as we are to see them back at the track. It's great for all of our partners, Casey's, FVP, everybody that supports us and allows us to go out and run these races."

UP NEXT - Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, and Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Midwest Open Wheel Association

"This weekend we're just watching the weather," Brown said. "The tentative plan is to be in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday with an open 410 race and Saturday with the IRA in Burlington. We'll watch the weather and see what happens. We're looking forward to getting to a great track and seeing all the fans."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 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 - Maxim Racing

Maxim Racing is one of the world's leading sprint car chassis design and engineering companies. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

"Maxim is a family owned business that really takes pride in not only building the safest cars, but the fastest cars," Brown said. "If you look at all the races across the country they win a majority of them. We've been with them since 2004 because we feel they build the best chassis."

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, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, 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, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition 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 .

 

 

Starks Heading to California for Opportunity With Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 8, 2021) - Trey Starks has landed a one-off race behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car.

The team is venturing to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., this Saturday. It will mark Starks' first time racing in California since October 2017 and his first time competing at the dirt oval since October 2012.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd and Brent Ventura for giving me an opportunity," Starks said. "It's a one-time deal for now. Potentially there's an opportunity in the future, but for now it's just this race.

"It's exciting to get to run again. I haven't been in a car for a while and it's been a while since I've raced in California. We used to do it a lot."

Starks was victorious at Keller Auto Speedway in April 2012. That was one of two podium performances at the track that year. He also earned a pair of runner-up results there in 2011.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," he said. "When I used to run there I liked the shape of it. It's one of the only tracks down there in California with no walls. It's a pretty good size and is pretty wide so that gives you room to race. It's one of the tracks we used to have fun at when we raced down there.

"I'd like to go down there and have a solid weekend. It'd be nice to perform well. I'm just excited to get back in a car."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Pair of Top-5s for Covington at LOS

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (April 8th, 2021) Matt Covington came home with a pair of top-5’s this past weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway with the ASCS Sooner/Warrior region.

Both nights forced Covington to fight hard for his finishing positions. Friday night started well with a heat race win from the outside pole position. This effort set him up in the 6th starting position for the night’s A-Main. However, Covington was faced with a few obstacles to earn his 4th place finish.

“We had a fast car Friday,” Covington commented, “but the results didn’t show that very well. The track surface was also rough in a few spots and had some holes I had to be careful of. Making contact with other cars twice during the race didn’t help anything either, almost having to come to a stop after one. That cost me quite a few spots. So, I had to come back all the way from outside the top 10 to get back up to 4th.”

Saturday was also a challenging night for Covington and the team. After a 3rd place heat finish with no passing points, he had his work cut out for him starting 11th in the feature.

“Saturday did show off how fast the car was,” Matt remarked. “We were able to drive through the field pretty quickly and had a winning car speed wise. Unfortunately, after getting up to 5th to run down the leaders, we ran into car problems. From then on, I had to go into survival mode just to keep my spot until the end and finish the race. But all in all, two top-5’s and a fast race car makes a pretty good weekend for the team.”

With the changing of the weather forecast, Matt Covington is undecided where they might race this weekend.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: TBA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Kyle Larson & More Competed In Most Recent USAC Race at Winchester

USAC is scheduled to make their return to the high banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, May 9 for the Rich Vogler Classic featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series for the first time. It will mark USAC’s first sanctioned race at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in 10 years.

Let’s look into our time capsule at that last USAC-sanctioned race at Winchester, which was also the most recent Rich Vogler Classic held at the facility and the final USAC Sprint Car race held on pavement before switching to a fully-dirt series.

The date was September 18, 2011. The USAC National Sprints made the trip to Winchester for the fifth and final pavement race of the season. Current Little 500 champion Bobby Santos III had won the most recent paved race for the USAC Sprints at Lucas Oil Raceway a month before. Meanwhile, Casey Riggs had just won his second and final career USAC Sprint feature on the dirt the night before at Tri-State Speedway in Southwest Indiana.

A strong field of drivers were on hand for the Rich Vogler Classic. Santos was looking to hold on to the USAC National Sprint pavement points lead that day, but had to battle the likes of Tracy Hines, Chris Windom, Kody Swanson and a young Kyle Larson.

Hines was the fast qualifier that day, with a time of 14.015 seconds. Aaron Pierce won the first heat race over Jacob Wilson and Hines, while Larson took the second heat win over Windom and Brian Olson.

The 30-lap feature to decide the Rich Vogler Classic champion would be all Tracy Hines. It took the USAC Triple Crown champion just 12 laps to drive from sixth to the race lead. He then led the final 19 laps to take the win over Bobby East, Windom, Kody Swanson and Larson.

The final USAC Pavement Sprint race was set to be held at Lucas Oil Raceway, but mother nature would postpone, and eventually cancel that event. USAC moved the Sprint Cars to a strictly-dirt schedule starting in 2012. That memes the 2011 Rich Vogler Classic was the final pavement USAC Sprint Car race to date. The event then moved to Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012 as a Silver Crown and Midget combination event before it strictly became a Silver Crown race.

Santos would be crowned the USAC Pavement Sprint Car champion in 2011 by winning two of the five races at Anderson Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway. On the dirt side, current USAC Competition Director Levi Jones won his record-fifth USAC National Sprint championship by 99 points over Chris Windom. Jones won three races throughout the season (Lincoln Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway).

Tickets for USAC Silver Crown’s inaugural visit to Winchester Speedway, and the return of USAC for the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9, are available for purchase online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

Follow Winchester Speedway on Twitter and Instagram @FastestHalfMile and we invite you to like Winchester Speedway on Facebook. USAC can be found on Twitter and Instagram @USACNation, as well as on Facebook.

For more information regarding the Rich Vogler Classic, visit Winchester Speedway online at winchesterspeedway.com, or USAC at usacracing.com. Facebook icon Instagram icon Twitter icon Website icon Email icon

 

 

Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprint Car Classic ready to rumble Saturday in Hanford.

Hanford, CA. – 04/07/2021 …This Saturday night, Keller Auto Speedway will host the Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprint Car Classic (more race details below). Dave Helm was among the most humble, gentle, men that I encountered in a lifetime of racing associations. His passing in 2007 left a void in our sport that can never be filled. Dave was a graduate of Selma High School, and a veteran of the United States NAVY. In 1989, Helm established his famous Selma Shell Racing team. The #11 was vital to the Central Valley’s reputation as a hotbed for Sprint Cars. Some of the drivers that wheeled Helm’s ultra-fast entries included Steve Kent, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, and the late Greg Hodnett. His impeccable equipment established itself as a championship contender in California before branching out to become a respected World of Outlaws traveling team. – Bobby Gerould

Front gates open Saturday at 4 pm. General admission tickets are available to the first 800 purchasers. (TO PURCHASE TICKETS) Please visit https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1237773...
Once the 800 general admission tickets are sold, pit passes will be the only other option. A pit pass can be purchased on race day at the track. Pit admission allows entry to the grandstands. Cars are scheduled to hit the track at 5:15 pm.

The three-division card includes USAC Western States Midgets, USAC West Coast 360 wingless Sprint Cars, and the 410 Winged Sprint Cars that will vie for a $3,000 top-prize. The Dave Helm Classic 410 main event pays $400 to start, and a bonus of $300 is available to the highest finishing Winged Sprint Car that is running a 360 engine. $200 will be awarded to the second highest finishing winged 360.

(Quotes below are sourced from World of Outlaws)

“Dave was the best person I've ever worked for, friend-wise and business-wise. You meet a lot of people and every once in a while, in your life, this special guy comes along. He was that special guy.” – Charlie Garrett

"Dave's the kind of guy that you're glad you met," - Sonny Kratzer.

"I raced against his cars every Saturday night in Hanford, Calif. He was just one of those guys who would help anybody. He was a friendly individual. There wasn't a guy in the pit area that could say they had a problem with Dave Helm.” – Paul McMahan

 

 

Nienhiser Seventh With USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Reuniting with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series on Saturday night for the first time since the season opening trip to Florida, Paul Nienhiser picked up a seventh place finish aboard the KO Motorsports entry.

“I am really happy with how things went considering it was my first time at Lawrenceburg Speedway,” Nienhiser said. “I’m also glad we survived the night because I know how tough the place can be on equipment. It is a pretty intimidating place, with a ton of character.”

After struggling in warmups, the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadworks/Peterbilt team would go to work on Nienhiser’s No.5n mount and get him better for time trials as he would time in third fastest.

Lining up on the outside of the third row for heat race action, Nienhiser would take a liking to the high, scary, side of the speedway and jump up into the second position. Losing one spot, Nienhiser would still hang on to finish third and move directly into the feature event.

Lining up fifth for the feature event, Nienhiser would get off to a good start just as he did in heat race action as he jumped up to third in the race’s early stages.

Having some issues with a shock mount failing halfway through the race, Nienhiser would now have a handful to deal with as he worked around the Lawrenceburg Speedway facility.

Wrestling his machine around for the latter half of the race, Nienhiser would give up a few positions, but was still able to stay inside the Top-10 as he finished in the seventh position.

“Even with the part issue, we still had a great car and that is all a testament to the KO Motorsports team’s preparation in the shop,” Nienhiser said. “Really getting comfortable with this team, and in these cars. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Roadworks, Peterbilt, 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-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Friday night Nienhiser will return to the seat of the Scott Bonar No. 50 car as he competes with the IRA, and on Saturday night he will battle with the World of Outlaws aboard the KO Motorsports Winged entry.

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


 

Patriot Sprint Tour Begins Its 19th Season at Outlaw Speedway on April 16

(Dundee, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will spring into action for the first time in 2021 at the historic Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Friday, April 16. The season opener will pay the winner $3,000 and $300 just to qualify. It will be the first sprint car event held in the Empire State this season.

The 2020 PST racing season was limited due to the Covid-19 restrictions that the New York State Government put on racetracks which made facilities either to host events with no fans or not race at all. This left several track promoters no choice but to pull all their special events off the season calendar.

The Patriot Sprint Tour however, was able to run four events in 2020 at with races at each Selinsgrove Speedway and Land of Legends Raceway, then two events at the Penn Can Speedway. Blaine Heimbach went on to win the Joe Whitcomb Memorial event at Selinsgrove speedway. Lucas Wolfe was the Land of Legends A- Main winner and it was Davie Franek and Matt Farnham the A-Main winners at Penn Can.

Flip the page to 2021, several teams have refreshed their entire racing programs and plan on tackling the entire Patriot Sprint Tour schedule. Drivers included are 2019 series champion, Davie Franek along with Jordan Thomas, five time series champion Jared Zimbardi, Steve Glover, Dave Axton and the Trenca Brothers of Joe and John. Other drivers also gearing up for the 2021 PST season are competitors like Paulie Colagiovanni, Jonathan Preston, Brett Wright, Chuck Hebing, and sophomore driver, Dallas Schott.

The event at Outlaw Speedway will be the 52nd occurrence the Patriots have visited the fast four-tenths mile D Shaped track. Tyler Siri will enter his fifth season as the track proprietor.

This will be the first of five events held at Outlaw Speedway in 2021 for the Patriots. The rain date for this event is Saturday, April 17.

The next scheduled event at Outlaw is Friday, July 30, which is apart of the Outlaw Summer Nationals.

Per Outlaw Speedway, spectators WILL be permitted into the speedway but must follow all CDC guidelines (wearing a mask and maintaining a six-foot distance from your group).

For more information pertaining to the 2021 Patriot Sprint Tour season, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com . You can also connect with the Patriot Sprint Tour on social media by them on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Triple Crown to Rock Sungold – Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

The Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria’s 360 Triple Crown Series as presented by A Plus Powder Coating, will rock Sungold Stadium on Friday, yes Friday April 16, 2021 along with the Wingless Sprints and all of the excitement of the up-and-coming talent of the Junior Formula 500 ranks!

A number of the Triple Crown Entrants will also be a part of a Random Draw for a $1,000 dollar draw with thanks to Victory Lane Racegear for any driver that has contested every night of the Premier Speedway Club season!

At the completion of the Easter Sprintcar Trail an amazing 17 drivers remain eligible for this award. A further $600 voucher will go the way of the second driver drawn with $400 to the third driver drawn, all thanks to Mat and Renae Eastham, Victory Lane Racegear and Premier Speedway.

As a thank you to the Fans who have enabled us to get the 2020-21 Season up and going initially, and then who have supported it throughout, Tickets for this event are now on sale with Adult Admission reduced as a part of an Early Bird Ticket Offer for just $20.00!

That’s right, Adult Tickets, including in the Grandstand and Terrace areas are available now via www.premierspeedway.com.au for just $20.00 with all Kids Tickets (15 and Under) available for just $5.00 each!

At this time, and unless ticket sales dictate otherwise, entry to the venue will be restricted to the Warrnambool Side of the Complex only, so we suggest that if you are keen for one last meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for the 2020-2021 Season, that you book your tickets ASAP and who knows, hopefully interest determines that we revert to a full venue!!

With strong fields already upon the entry lists and with the first round of the Triple Crown to be held this Saturday night, it should be an exciting way to see off the season as plans begin to ramp up for what we hope will be an even bigger and better season, commencing in November 2021.

So don’t hold back, get your family, friends and everyone on board for one last Friday Night Speedway date at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

 

 

Hobaugh Stays Hot For X-1 Race Cars at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 7, 2021) - George Hobaugh piloted an X-1 Race Cars winged sprint car to a fourth-place finish last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

"I feel like I haven't always given my sponsors and supporters enough for what they give us and to finally have some results to be proud of is just amazing," he said. "It's been a long road, but it's a road we've traveled together with some faithful supporters and I'm hopeful we can keep moving in this direction."

Hobaugh began the night by winning a heat race from the outside front row starting position. He lined up third for the A Main and fell back to sixth on the opening lap. Running the bottom of the track in turns one and two and the middle in turns three and four, Hobaugh worked his way back up to fourth and was challenging for a podium position when the checkered flag was waved.

The top-five finish was a career-best result at the Juniata County oval for the Chicora, Pa., native. Hobaugh has been a client of X-1 Race Cars for three years and credits fabricating guru Ryan Linder's attention to detail as a key to their success.

"Our X-1 Race Cars car was getting faster at the end of that race and another couple of laps and we'd have been sitting on the podium," he said. "I'm extremely happy with the way our car is performing and that's 100 percent a testament to Ryan and the work he puts into each and every chassis he builds. The work he puts in is unmatched."

The strong finish comes on the heels of multiple successful visits to the track to begin the 2021 season for Hobaugh. Three weekends ago he earned a $500 Hard Charger Award after passing 13 cars to finish eighth. Hobaugh backed up that performance the following weekend by passing 13 more cars to go from 24th to 11th.

Heading into last week's racing event, Hobaugh ranked second in the Eastern region of racing with a plus-minus of plus-35 positions gained to start the season. He also currently sits seventh in the track's championship standings after four nights of competition.

"That's such a testament to our car and the speed we have and honestly, that's almost more important than the results in itself," he said. "The format a lot of times dictates where you start and sometimes you don't get the luxury of starting up front. When you are passing that many cars week in and week out, it shows you've got good stuff and that means a lot to me for everyone involved."

For a driver who primarily focuses on racing events in the Western Pennsylvania area, Hobaugh is quick to give props to Linder and X-1 Race Cars for giving him great equipment to succeed in Central Pennsylvania against stout competition week in and week out.

"People don't always see it, but guys like Ryan have been behind us from Day 1 and he works so hard to make us as successful as we can be giving us the best stuff," he said. "He's the type of guy you want in your corner as a driver and it's just really great to be giving him some results even more than for myself."

Hobaugh's accolades continues what has been an extremely successful start to the 2021 racing season for X-1 Race Cars clients. Dylan Cisney has already earned a victory in the 410ci sprint car ranks at Port Royal Speedway, where he leads the championship standings. Also, Ryan Smith piloted a 360ci sprint car to a victory at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., during the 2021 opener for the United Racing Club.

Additionally, Linder and X-1 Race Cars has been represented well on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour as 2021 Rookie of the Year contender Brock Zearfoss has scored three top-10 finishes and he sits 10th in the championship standings.

Hobaugh believes that it's no coincidence that X-1 Race Cars is finding success and that it was only a matter of time before more people realize the quality of the equipment.

"Ryan Linder and X-1 Race Cars are top notch in every way," he said. "A few years ago when we ran the All Stars I switched to his product and from the moment we signed on he's gone above and beyond in every way to make sure we could succeed. It's not a coincidence that his stuff is winning and he's finding success. He's the type of guy that will pick up his phone at any minute and help you. I'd put X-1 Race Cars up there with anyone in the country. I'm proud to be a small part of his success and hopefully with our results we can bring him even more business as he deserves it."

MEDIA LINKS -

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_linder9/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Scores Second Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PETTY, Texas (April 7, 2021) - Channin Tankersley is off to a strong start to his 2021 racing campaign.

The Old School Racing competitor earned his second Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series triumph of the season last Saturday during an event at 82 Speedway.

"The track was pretty technical, really slick," he said. "It was around the top in one set of corners and around the tires in the other. I was running second or third pretty much two thirds of the race. We had a good restart and got around a couple of guys. Once you had the preferred line it was hard to pass. We were able to get going and catch the right breaks."

Tankersley, who also won a heat race to open the night, powered from third into a lead on a restart with 10 laps remaining. He held on despite a late-race restart and a close slide job attempt by a fellow racer.

"It was a good race and we got challenged there at the end," Tankersley said. "Once we got some clean air we were able to maintain."

Tankersley was also victorious during the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series season opener on March 13 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. This time a late-race restart allowed Tankersley to take over the top spot en route to the win.

"We usually race pretty decent there," he said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. Chase (Randall) set a good pace and got away from us. We got into some traffic and were able to catch him. I passed him and the caution came out so we had to go back to second. On the restart with five laps to go I got a run on him and went to slide him. We met on the exit of the corner and it ended up flattening one of his tires unfortunately."

Tankersley led the remainder of the race. The two trips into the Winner's Circle have guided Tankersley into the lead of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series championship standings. However, Tankersley isn't planning on running for points with any series this year.

"We'll probably run most of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek and whenever they are reasonably close," he said. "We plan on racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series when they are around our region and the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions when they have some closer races to us."

Next up for the team will be an ASCS National Tour race at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., this Saturday. It will mark Tankersley's first visit to the track.

"That's probably one of the closest races to us," he said. "It's about four hours away. I haven't ever seen the track, but my dad and them used to race there back in the day."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Intra Services

Intra Services, which is based in Channelview, Texas, is a leading provider in industrial cleaning services, hose rental and hose testing, VIK Inspections and more. The company offers cleaning services and additional services such as detonation arrestor rentals, VIK testing, Non-Haz Liquid and Solid Waste transportation, in-house environmental consulting and more. For more information, visit http://www.IntraServices.com.

"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Challenger Drilling, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Fastway Auto Rehab, Finishline Blasting & Coating, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Thompson Earns Feature Victory During Cottage Grove Speedway Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 7, 2021) - Tyler Thompson captured his first feature triumph of the season last Saturday during the season opener at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Thompson was efficient every time he hit the track and he won everything but the trophy dash - a race that has no impact on the night's racing program. It was an especially special performance given the heavy heart Thompson and his team raced with at the dirt oval.

"We made some memorial laps in honor of Eric Rounsaville, a family member and a long-time part of the racing community," he said. "Eric recently passed away unexpectedly. He was a big supporter of our team and will be missed."

Thompson set quick time to start the night before he advanced from sixth to fifth place in the trophy dash. A run from fourth to score the win in a heat race gave Thompson an opportunity to draw the feature inversion.

"We started the night on a different set of shocks," he said. "We ran in Chico earlier in the year. We learned some stuff and changed up our shock program a little. We qualified well. Then we changed gears for the heat race and it got us a little more speed. We worked on the leader for a couple of laps and got around him on the last lap.

"Whoever is quick time after the heat races rolls the feature inversion dice. We rolled the zero so we started on the pole."

Thompson capitalized on the pole position by leading the distance of the main event.

"They reworked the track right before the feature," he said. "I was worried the bottom was going to come in. I ran down there the first corner and got to the top. I ran it as hard as I could every single lap. There was a caution on Lap 19 that bunched us up, but we had a couple of lapped cars between us and second place. I didn't get a very good restart. It looked like the bottom was better, which I think it was if you could hit it right. I just missed it and it cost me a lot of speed. Once we got to the top we got back going. I knew the pace I was setting was pretty good and we pulled away."

Thompson will take this weekend off before he plans on returning to Cottage Grove Speedway on April 17.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Dash: 5 (6); Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

UP NEXT -

April 17 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&K Auto Repair

J&K Auto Repair, which was established in Springfield, Ore., in 1986, specializes in automotive repair and maintenance. For more information, visit http://www.JandKAutoRepair.com .

"J&K Auto Repair has really helped us grow and has become more like family to us," Thompson said. "We're extremely grateful for their support and we look forward to continued success together."

Thompson would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Dorman Construction Inc., 3C Custom Commercial Concrete, Ed Glazier with Auto Chlor Systems, Button Plumbing LLC, Bunce Equipment, IBEW Local 280, Northwest Solvents and Supply, Double R Powder Coating, James Gang Pizza and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Hoping to Take Step Forward at Attica Raceway Park This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 7, 2021) - Greg Wilson is returning to Attica Raceway Park this Friday seeking to take a step forward in his 410ci winged sprint car program.

Wilson invaded the dirt oval last Saturday during the Core and Main Spring Nationals featuring the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions.

"We had some problems with the car, which I was concerned about," he said. "We've changed it and we want to go back to see if the changes were the right ones and send us in the right direction. That's the best way to learn is to go to the same track where you know how the car should handle for a couple of weeks in a row. It wouldn't be the smartest way to learn if we went to a new track this weekend and tried to make a change based on the struggles from last weekend. That's really part of the reason why we are doing the type of schedule we have this year."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team were just a bit off during the All Star event last Saturday. Wilson qualified 20th quickest, placed ninth in a heat race and ended eighth in the B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only two positions.

"It was the same car and a similar setup as to what we've had so much success with in the 360 division this year," he said. "It rolled around the track really well in the 360 races. The two different variables were the motor was different with it being a 410 race and then the tire package isn't the same. The left rear tire is a better tire than we race with in the 410s. I changed some stuff around and it really didn't help it."

Wilson is looking forward to another opportunity to learn by returning to Attica Raceway Park this Friday for a local event.

"We've had a lot of laps and a lot of success at Attica so we have a good idea of how it should feel," he said. "We're doing some different things this week at the shop and we'll learn quickly on Friday if we're moving in the right direction with our 410 program."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

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

 

 

Bogucki Battles for Podium Before Late Flat Tire at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 7, 2021) - Scott Bogucki was in contention for a podium finish on Friday night during the opening round of the LOS Spring Nationals.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver was stout every time he hit the track at Lake Ozark Speedway, which hosted the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Sooner Region doubleheader.

Bogucki hustled from eighth to second during a heat race, which earned a spot into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw to line up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"We had probably the loaded heat of the night," he said. "I grew up racing on stuff like that. There's a few tricks I've learned about driving through the bumps. My home track in Australia used to be rough and gnarly."

Bogucki's heat race performance and solid starting position in the feature allowed him to battle for a top-three finish throughout the main event. However, a flat left rear tire in the closing laps relegated him to a 13 th-place result.

Next up for the team is its debut at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., this Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Bogucki enters the event tied for second in the championship standings.

"I don't think there's been sprint car races there for a long time so we're all in the same boat," he said. "We've had good speed this year so hopefully we can keep that up and contend for a podium."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (8); Feature: 13 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. 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, 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.

 

Little Rock National to Set POWRi Record at I-30 Speedway

Belleville, IL. (04/06/2021) For the first time in the history of POWRi, all four all major racing Leagues will join forces at the same venue with the running of the inaugural Little Rock Nationals at I-30 Speedway on Friday, April 16th, and Saturday, April 17th.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, the Lucas Oil POWRi Outlaw 600cc Micros presented by Engler Machine and Tool, and the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League will all embark on unchartered territory as the Leagues dip down into ‘The Land of Opportunity’ with a trip to Little Rock Arkansas’s iconic I-30 Speedway.

Friday 4/16
Pits Open - 4:00 PM
Driver Registration - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting - 6:30 PM
Hot Laps - 7:15 PM
Racing to Follow

Saturday 4/17
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting - 6:30 PM
Hot Laps - 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow

April 16 & April 17 Event Classes:
Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, Lucas Oil POWRi Outlaw 600cc Micros presented by Engler Machine and Tool, and the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League. More information including track details and location can be found online at www.i-30speedway.com or follow along on leading social media platforms.

So far in the 2021 racing season, the POWRi National and West Midgets have seen Michael “Buddy” Kofoid reel off four wins to open the season as Jake Neuman snapped Kofoid’s winning streak in the final event of the Turnpike Challenge. The POWRi Outlaw Micros would witness Joe B Miller and Frank Flud both claim victories at I-44 Riverside Speedway adding to their all-time win totals as Daison Pursley would earn his first POWRi Micro win at Port City Raceway. As for the POWRi WAR Sprint League, the Third Annual Non-Wing Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway would see Wesley Smith claim the checkers on Night One as Mario Clouser earned the victory on Championship Night.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action in the racing program? Subscribe today at MAVTV Plus to catch all the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND. From both live and archived race events to automotive restoration shows, www.mavtvplus.com provides nothing but the best motorsports content.

Follow along for more information on POWRi 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.

 

 

I-70 Speedway Hosting Open House on Sunday, April 18

On Sunday, April 18, motorsports fans near I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri will get their first chance to take a tour of the new facility, buy grandstand tickets, campground spaces, and get to visit VIP suites and the adjacent Party Deck. Fans will also get to experience the updated facility with new concessions, restrooms, and pavilion. The Open House is also inviting dirt track racers to participate in the first testing event for Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks, Late Models, and Modifieds. No micro or lightning Sprints are allowed at this function. The historical dirt track which has been completely re-done since the last time it was open more than a decade ago will allow fans in the general grandstand areas for free from 1:00– 9:00pm, with the dirt track testing from 6:00-9:00pm that evening.

Spectators will have the opportunity to purchase tickets as well as camping for the Grand Opening scheduled for April 30th & May 1st featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the POWRi WAR Non-Winged Sprint Car Series at the Open House.

Racers and crew members, as well as spectators who choose to purchase a pit pass, will be charged $25 per person to enter the restricted pit area, but there will not be any additional charge to test the race vehicles other than the per person entry fee. For GPS navigation, I-70 Motorsports is located at 12773 Outer Road, Odessa, MO 64076. Spectators will enter Gate A for free admission, and racers will enter Gate B to pay their fee and enter the pit area.

 

 

BRODY ROA HEADS TO HANFORD FOR DOUBLE DUTY IN SATURDAY’S DAVE HELM 410 WINGED SPRINT CAR CLASSIC

(Cypress, CA, April 6, 2021) After spending last weekend with his baby daughter Addison on her first Easter, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will be back in action this Saturday night in a big way at the Dave Helm Winged Sprint Car Classic at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway. The prestigious event will see the popular racer return to Jayson May’s #8M for the season opening USAC West Coast Series sanctioned race. He will also make his wing racing debut in his own #91R in the Kings of Thunder 410 portion of the show.

Roa had intended to make his winged debut this year, but the decision to do it this Saturday was made on Monday night. Plans had already been in place for him to pilot May’s Maxim Chassis, May Motorsports powered car at Hanford. Since he was already headed that way, the BR Performance team decided to slap the wing on his familiar #91R and do double duty on Saturday. While it will be his first ever race with a wing, it will not be his first time driving a wing car. Over the winter, the team hauled the car to Perris Auto Speedway for a practice session with the wing in place in anticipation of doing some winged shows in 2021.

For the non-wing portion of the show, Roa is excited about teaming up with May for the first time in 2021. The duo initially got together last Labor Day weekend in the inaugural CAS race at Central Arizona Speedway. To say their debut was a success is an understatement! After winning his heat race from the outside of the second row, “The Pride of Garden Grove” again started on the outside of row two, led most of the way and won the main event. Twenty-four hours later, he started 13th in the main, and despite losing his brakes early on, he drove forward for a hard earned sixth-place finish.

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Driver Brody Roa and car owner Jayson May after a win last September at Central Arizona Speedway. May Photo.

For the 30-year-old Roa, the event will be his first at Keller Auto Speedway since a pair of races in 2018. On April 7th of that year, he won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series main event. Five months later he finished fourth in the USAC/CRA main on September 8th.

For fans wishing to attend Saturday’s race, the track is located at 801 S. 10th Avenue in Hanford and the website is https://www.racekingsspeedway.com/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the #91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, 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

 

 

Waynesfield to host FAST, 305s on April 17

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio – Waynesfield Raceway Park will host its second event of the 2021 season on Saturday, April 17 as the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt series returns.

After a very successful opening night on March 27 which saw Texas native TJ Michael claim the FAST win and Drew Rader taking the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series victory, Waynesfield Promoter Shane Helms and FAST Promoter Aaron Fry agreed to bring the FAST series back for a $4,000 to win affair on NAPA Auto Parts of Fremont Night.

“We had tremendous support from the race teams and fans and we have a Saturday night open before Fremont Speedway begins its season so we decided to add this show. I also want to thank Rich Farmer from Fremont Auto Parts for all his help,” said Helms.

The winged 305 sprints will also be on the racing card (Fremont Speedway weekly purse).

Gates will open Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. with racing scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens; $10 for teens ages 11-15; kids 10 and under get in free and pit passes are $30.

Helms said tentative plans call for FAST to return along with BOSS non-wing sprints on May 30. Tony Stewart’s Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions will pay a visit to “The Field” on Wednesday, June 16 as part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

“We plan to honor Rick Ferkel on one of those events and the July 3 FAST and BOSS event will honor hall of famers Bob Hampshire and Jack Hewitt,” said Helms.

The BOSS sprints will return to “The Field” again on Aug. 21.

“We are looking at adding the D2 Midgets/mini-sprints and the UMP Modifieds to a show or two as well,” said Helms.

Get the latest Waynesfield information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

Amantea Captures Career-Best Third-Place Finish With USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (April 6, 2021) - Joey Amantea scored his first podium result of the 2021 season last Saturday when he finished third at Bridgeport Motorsports Park with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars.

Amantea had planned to compete with the series on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., as well before cold weather cancelled the event.

"It was really a bummer that Williams Grove got cancelled as I was looking forward to it, but we had a great run at Bridgeport and that's something to be excited about," he said. "Bridgeport is really in my wheelhouse and is a place where I'm comfortable at so to have speed there and get a good run is exactly what we needed as a team."

Amantea began the night by finishing where he started - third - in a heat race. He then grabbed the sixth starting spot in the main event courtesy of the feature redraw. Amantea moved inside the top five within the first handful of laps and by the halfway mark he'd advanced into the third position. With the leaders battling each other heavily throughout the second half of the event, Amantea remained patient in hopes of capitalizing on their aggressiveness before he settled for third at the checkered flag.

"We were really fast from the moment we came off the trailer and I'm just really proud for our team to do that in our first race out together in wingless competition," he said. "Those guys in front of us were really battling and our car just kept getting stronger. I was hoping maybe they'd use their stuff up or make a mistake, but to end up on the podium is a great way to start the wingless portion of the year."

The third-place finish was not only a career best with the series for Amantea - his previous best was fifth last season at Bridgeport Motorsports Park - but it also served as a confidence booster for the Mt. Pocono, Pa., native following a disappointing winged 360ci sprint car opener that saw him fail to qualify for the A Main the previous weekend.

"Just coming from my background in wingless racing, I know I'm way more comfortable and confident in the wingless car right now," he said. "We know we can compete and we know we have speed. Now it's about learning and getting better with the wing on going forward. Obviously winged and wingless is different, but there's a lot we can take from this weekend to that side of the program."

Next up for Amantea will be his first 600cc micro sprint start of the season in wingless competition at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., this Friday before a trip to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday with the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars. Amantea scored an 11th-place finish during his lone start at Port Royal Speedway last year and he's looking to improve on that.

"We got to run a race at Port Royal last season and I really fell in love with the place and I can't wait to get back there," he said. "The race we ran there last season was a day-time show, so hopefully night-time conditions will allow for a track with more moisture and we can really see show what we have in terms of speed. I feel like we'll be competitive and I'm excited about the opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars

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.

 

 

Dover Hustles From 10th to Record First Season-Opening Win Since 2013

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 6, 2021) - Jack Dover posted his first season-opening victory since 2013 last Friday at I-80 Speedway, where he charged from 10th to earn the trip into Victory Lane.

The performance also garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Dover backed it up by finishing sixth on Saturday during the Spring Meltdown finale.

"I'm happy with how the weekend went overall," he said. "Coming out with a win on the first night out with the new car and new shocks was great. Track experience played in our favor and we have some new FK shocks that were working good along with our fresh Speedway Engines engine."

Dover advanced from eighth to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"We ran short on time before the feature and didn't get to make all the adjustments we wanted," he said. "It played out well though. We got to second right away. I was searching for rubber because as windy as it was I knew the track would take rubber.

"I found the rubber in turns one and two about three quarters of the way up. It started to do the same thing in turns three and four. Once I got to (Terry) McCarl I knew I had one shot. If I didn't get by him he'd find the rubber the next lap and I wouldn't have a shot to get by him again. I've been in that situation and you think you have a pretty good car and you don't want to search because whatever you're doing is working. It was one of the circumstances where running second was better. I made a lot of ground up on him one time coming out of turn four. I was close enough I knew I could slide him and we did that in turns one and two."

The move worked as Dover captured his 14th triumph in his last 45 races during 360ci winged sprint car competition at I-80 Speedway since 2013.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with another high pill draw for Dover, lining him up seventh in his heat race.

"I struggled the first couple of laps," he said. "I searched and found a line that was best for us. I was able to work up to fourth. In probably one or two more laps we could have got third."

Dover started the main event 10th for the second straight night.

"On the initial start and the first couple of restarts we were good," he said. "I got up to fourth and a caution came out. They're doing a new deal with double-file restarts similar to ASCS, which put me on the inside. There was some water on the bottom of turn four. I hit it and it kicked the rear of my car out and we fell to 10th. About five laps after that rubber started coming in and I was lucky to work my way to sixth. That one was on me. I knew the water was down there and I just got into it on that restart."

Dover will ride the momentum from his strong start to the season into a Midwest Sprint Touring Series doubleheader at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. The South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals is Friday and Saturday.

"We've had a lot of good runs there," he said. "I think we won opening night up there last year so that gives us confidence. The runs we had last weekend is huge as well."

 

 

Ramey Earns Top-10 Result During Season-Opening Race at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 6, 2021) - Gunner Ramey kicked off the 2021 racing season on solid ground last weekend with a pair of races behind the wheel of the No. 21 Terry Doogs Racing 360ci winged sprint car.

The 18-year-old returned to the driver's seat at Lake Ozark Speedway, which hosted the LOS Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Ramey garnered results of eighth and 13th, respectively, in the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Sooner Region co-sanctioned event.

It began on Friday with a run from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned enough points to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"Friday night was a good first night for us," he said. "We started eighth and pretty much stayed there the entire race. It was a rough track, but overall a good night to start the season with."

On Saturday night Ramey advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from third to second place in the B Main. It was good enough to start 16th in the A Main. He gained a trio of positions to finish 13 th for his second straight top-15 performance of the weekend.

"At the end of the weekend our team was able to roll the car back in the box in one piece, which is better than a lot of the teams could say," he said. "We made some good laps and built our notebook. At the same time it was just really good to get back into the groove."

Ramey is slated to take this weekend off before resuming competition on April 16 at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (8).

April 3 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 13 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 16 at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, 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_/

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"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, Next LED, Stax, Starline Brass, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, T.R. Welding, Ostrich Racing Engines, Embry Snow Removal, Mid-Mo Equipment, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

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Hill Battles Challenging Track During Weekend Doubleheader at Lake Ozark

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 6, 2021) - Alex Hill fought a tricky track surface throughout a doubleheader at Lake Ozark Speedway with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region last weekend.

"Our weekend was okay," she said. "The track was kind of tough to race on. It was slick and difficult to pass for me, but we all raced on the same track."

Hill's weekend began with a solid run in her heat race on Friday night.

"We were fast in the heat race," she said. "We started fourth and ran second most of the race until Seth Bergman got by me and we finished third."

Her heat race finish placed the Hill's Racing Team driver 12th on the A Main starting grid.

"I ran the bottom for a while during the feature until that went away and then moved to the top of the track," she said. "I may have dropped back a couple of spots when I spun out and got hit by another car. That damaged the front end and ended our night."

An undesirable start to her heat race on Saturday night placed Hill in a position she wasn't able to overcome the rest of the evening.

"I just had a poor start in my heat race and lost some positions right away," said Hill, who started third and finished sixth, placing her in the eighth starting spot in the B Main.

"We had a pretty good car in the B Main. I ran some good laps around the top, so it was nice to feel comfortable running there. The field got kind of strung out right away and there wasn't much passing. I thought I was running in sixth in the final transfer spot, but it turned out I was seventh and missed the A Main by one spot so that was frustrating."

Next up for Hill will be her first visit to Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., on Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Boothill will be another new track for me," she said. "Hopefully the weather cooperates and we'll be able to race."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 20 (12).

April 3 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property and life insurance.

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles. We appreciate his partnership and value his friendship."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer 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.

 

 

Gregory Rallies for Top-15 Result at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 6, 2021) - Paxton Gregory rallied to overcome an early problem last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway, which hosted the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge.

The 21-year-old had a promising run going early as he started fifth in his heat race and moved up a handful of positions before the driveline on his No. 3 Paxton Gregory Racing 360ci sprint car let go and relegated him to an eighth-place finish.

His team made repairs and got him back on track in time to start seventh in the B Main. Gregory advanced to fifth and earned the final transfer spot into the A Main. In the feature, Gregory started in the 20th position and gained six positions by the time the checkered flag was waved to finish 14th. The half-dozen positions gained were the second most of any driver in the main event.

"We had a strong outing overall," he said. "Considering we broke in our heat race, we did a nice job to rebound and still put together some fast laps. It was tough to pass so track position was key. I think we could have had a better finish had we started closer to the front, but it was a good night for us overall."

Gregory is turning his focus to the quarter-mile clay oval of Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., this Saturday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour visits for the first time in approximately 20 years. The race is also sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I've never been there before so I've been watching some YouTube videos to help get prepared," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 14 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paxton-Gregory-Racing-294271037954701

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JR1 Chassis

JR1 Chassis is a race car chassis business started by Jerry Russell.

"JR1 Chassis is the best sprint car on the market," Gregory said. "They produce quality work and have excellent customer service."

Gregory would also like to thank Barnes Tire, AG Designs, Allan Law Firm, DHR Suspension, Pro-lite Penske shocks, Napa Pillow Clinic, Huggins Cams, Pafford EMS, Engler Injection, Axcel Sports, FK Rod Ends, Gatewood Powersports, Hooker Harness, MPI, Hoosier Tires and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Heading to Louisiana for ASCS National Tour Show at Boothill Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 6, 2021) - Garet Williamson is primed to make his 360ci sprint car debut in Louisiana this Saturday.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver will head to Boothill Speedway in Greenwood for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour show. It marks the first time since 2001 that the series has competed at the dirt oval.

"You have to go into it with an open mind," said Williamson, who recently made his racing debut in Louisiana during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show at a different track in the state. "I don't know if anyone racing there this weekend will have raced there in a sprint car so it's new for probably everyone. I try to compare it to a track I've seen before and then pick up things as the night goes on."

Williamson raced near home last weekend when Lake Ozark Speedway hosted the LOS Spring Nationals featuring the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Sooner Region.

"It was one of the worst weekends we've had racing," he said. "We had a lot of speed, but just no luck."

Williamson placed eighth in a heat race on Friday before he rebounded by charging from ninth to second in the B Main. That earned a transfer into the back of the main event. Williamson continued to move forward as he maneuvered from his 17th starting position into the top 10 before a mid-race incident resulted in a DNF.

"I got under someone who had got tight and went up the track," he said. "I guess he decided he was going to the infield and turned left as I was trying to go under him. My right rear tire went over his left rear and I flipped."

Saturday saw similar circumstances end the night early. Williamson advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and he won the B Main to transfer into the main event. He again powered into the top 10 before a crash closed the competition.

"We went to slide a car," he said. "They tried to turn back under, hooked our bumper and turned us into the wall. It was just a racing deal, but it tore up a lot.

"I think we had one of the fastest cars there. As we raced other cars and with lap times we had a fast car. On Saturday we turned the quickest lap in the feature. Just unfortunate things happened both nights."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 2 (9); Feature: 15 (17).

April 3 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts

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"They have been a supporter of mine for the last few years and they have become like family to me," Williamson said. "It's nice to have someone close who supports you more than just someone you do business with."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport, LLC, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

Crouch Scores Two Podium Finishes During Debut at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 6, 2021) - Brenham Crouch is on a roll behind the wheel of a Toyota Racing sponsored Keith Kunz Motorsports midget.

Crouch produced his first career top-10 result in the division two weeks ago. Last week he earned his first career podium finish. That was topped last weekend when Crouch powered to back-to-back podiums during his debut at Riverside International Speedway.

"Last year at this time we were struggling to make A Mains and now we've been earning podiums lately so my confidence is growing," he said. "The goal is to continue to learn and continue to work on consistency."

Crouch improved throughout each night at the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge, which was a non-points race for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series. He placed fifth in the dash and advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race on Friday. That locked him into the sixth starting position for the A Main.

"It took a second to figure the track out," he said. "Once I did if I hadn't run into a few ruts we might have been able to potentially get a win. I caught Cannon (McIntosh) a couple of times to make a move, but I'd end up biking up and having to chase him back down again. Overall, we were very pleased with the progress and to run third against some of the strong competition that was racing was a boost of confidence."

Crouch's third-place showing marked his second podium in the last three races.

He backed that up on Saturday, placing second in the dash and fourth in a heat race. This time he maneuvered from eighth to third place in the main event.

"The track was one lane and we had to stay patient," he said. "It was a peddle-fest around the bottom. We only made a few mistakes and it paid off. We were fortunate to get the spots we did."

Crouch plans on racing this Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., during the 2nd annual T-Town Midget Showdown presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

"We haven't had a lot of success there so we're looking for some redemption," he said. "We've done well in the micro sprint at Port City, but we don't have great results in a midget there. I'm heading in there with more confidence than I've had so I'm hoping with that and the experience I've logged it will lead to our most successful weekend we've ever had at Port City."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Dash: 5 (2); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (6).

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (8).

MIDGET SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 2 nd annual T-Town Midget Showdown presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Curb Records

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"Mike Curb and Curb Records is a long-time supporter of racing," Crouch said. "I'm fortunate to drive for an esteemed team such as Keith Kunz Motorsports, which has a great history with Mr. Curb and Curb Records."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Aiming for Continued Success at Keller Auto Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (April 6, 2021) - Confidence and momentum are both on Dominic Scelzi's side as he ventures to Keller Auto Speedway this weekend for a Kings of Thunder 410ci winged sprint car show.

Scelzi has won a feature at the dirt oval in Hanford, Calif., during each of the last four years, including one last month.

"I think in the last two years we've raced there more than ever and we've won some races," he said. "I'm excited to run a 410 around there again. I think it'll be a pretty stout group of cars this weekend. We've done well recently in 360 competition so hopefully we can have similar success with our 410."

Scelzi's win at Keller Auto Speedway on March 13 gave him two top fives in three starts at the track this year. He also produced one win, three top fives and five top 10s in six races at the oval last season. The 2019 campaign was highlighted by a win and six top fives and Scelzi posted a triumph at Keller Auto Speedway in 2018.

"I think it's because we've raced there so much, probably more than any other track in California," he said. "We've been able to see the track a lot. Peter (Murphy) has done a lot to get the surface right and the shape right. It reminds me of racing in the Midwest. It's slick and doesn't build a monstrous cushion. There's a familiarity with racing in the Midwest that I enjoy."

Scelzi also enters this weekend riding a two-race winning streak after sweeping the most recent two-day Kings of Thunder event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on March 26-27. He has won four of his last seven starts.

"I really feel like Jimmy (Carr) and I are on the same page," he said. "We've been really strong. For us to run the 410 races and do well is important because we haven't run a lot of 410 stuff this year. We've been good at the couple of 410 races. Over the last few weeks we've been the guy to beat in the 360s, which is a great feeling to have. I hope we can continue that in the 410."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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

 

 

Hagar Starts Season With Podium in Sprint Car and Two Top 10s in Midget Action

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 6, 2021) - Derek Hagar earned a runner-up result during his sprint car season debut as well as a pair of top 10s behind the wheel of a midget last weekend at Riverside International Speedway, which hosted the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge.

"It was an all right weekend," Hagar said. "I was pleased with the results. It was certainly a hectic weekend, but we made the best of it."

Hagar won a heat race and ran second throughout the sprint car main event on Saturday.

"We started second in the heat race and led it the distance to win," he said. "That put us starting second in the feature. We ran second for a majority of the race. About halfway through I was better in traffic than the leader. I got by him, but the caution came out before we completed a lap. We didn't get back in traffic the rest of the way."

Hagar also enjoyed his time wheeling a midget for Shawn Wood. A third-place heat race result on Friday lined Hagar up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had a battery cable come loose so we didn't finish the feature," he said. "We had to go to the back a couple of times because the brake pedal fell off. We came from the back and we were up to sixth. I hit the brakes going to the bottom of turn one. Everything is so tight it pulled the connector loose on the battery so we didn't get to finish."

Hagar was credited with a ninth-place result.

He won the dash and finished second in a heat race on Saturday. That gave Hagar the fourth starting position for the main event.

"We were running fifth and got roughed up," he said. "We had to restart at the back and we got through there to finish seventh. It was a good rebound."

Hagar plans to return to sprint car competition this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (Midget) - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 9 (7).

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (Midget) - Dash: 1 (3); Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (4).

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (Sprint Car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

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 B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, 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.

 

Father-son driving tandem set to guide
Pokorski Motorsports in swan song season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 6, 2020 – While the 2020 season was supposed to be the last go-around for the Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car team, the condensed campaign brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic enticed the team to add one more complete year of action to its extensive racing resume.

For the team’s 29th and last season operating as Pokorski Motorsports, 29-year open wheel racing veteran Paul Pokorski will once again share seat time with his 22-year-old son, Alex, who will be entering his second season of 360 Sprint Car competition.

The highlight of the shortened 2020 came on the opening night of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. when Paul outdueled Tyler Brabant and Travis Arenz to park the familiar blue No. 4 car in victory lane for the 46th time in his career and 11th time behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car.

One week later, Alex jumped into the seat for the first time at The Plymouth Dirt Track to begin his rookie campaign in the 360 Sprint Car ranks.

Overall, the team competed in 18 total events in 2020 with one A-main victory, one B-main victory, one top-five A-main finish and three top-10 A-main finishes.

Paul competed in 10 events, racking up one A-main victory, one top-five A-main showing and three-top 10 A-main finishes.

“Overall, the season was fun,” Paul said. “It's hard getting out of the car because I still have a passion for driving, but it's also very satisfying to help your kids do something that they enjoy and excel at as well. I look forward to doing it again in 2021.”

Alex ran in eight events while qualifying for three A mains and earning one B-main victory during his rookie season in a 360 Sprint Car in 2020.

“The highlight of the 2020 season was definitely winning the B main at Plymouth,” Alex said. “In my go-karting career, I was used to being fast and contending to win races every week, so it felt good to finally be able to do that in a Sprint Car. The last night of the season would be a night I would re-do if I were able to do so. I think I could’ve been a lot better in the A main and would like to race against my dad again. For the 2021 season, I want to learn to run the cushion, be better on dry slick tracks and make A mains more consistently.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team ended up 24th in the final 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) point standings and 25th in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) point standings.

“Over the winter we made some changes to a car we had to make it fit Alex better and to give him more head room for safety,” Paul said. “We also acquired 2020 Maxim chassis from another team to use as our primary car. Other than that, we just did the routine of cleaning things up and checking things out before putting them all back together.”

The team intends to race most of the MSA and PDTR 360 Sprint Car schedule in 2021.

“We will run the majority of the MSA events,” Paul said. “However, we’re not really racing for points. We are racing because we want to and because we want to support the MSA and the good things it is doing for Sprint Car racing.”

The 2021 campaign will begin with the Jim Wipperfurth Memorial event for the MSA Sprint Cars at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 17 with Paul set to be behind the wheel of the Pokorski Motorsports entry.

“We are planning on being ready for the MSA opener at Beaver Dam Raceway,” Paul said. “We’ve had pretty decent luck there over the years and I’m looking forward to what may be my last race there.

“As far as driving the car between Alex and myself, we plan to do it a lot like last year,” he said. “I’m going to drive the first three or four weeks and then once Alex is done with college finals, he’ll take over for the majority of the summer. If he can’t make it for some work-related reason, then I’ll drive myself. We will probably skip one or two events for family vacation time. Although at this point, we have no plans for that specifically.”

For those wondering if the final year of Pokorski Motorsports will include a pair of blue No. 4 cars on the track on the same night, Paul is generally non-committal at this point, while not ruling out the possibility.

Paul and Alex each competed in the 2020 MSA season finale at The Plymouth Dirt Track with both Pokorski Motorsports drivers qualifying for the A main.

“As far as Alex and myself both racing on the same night this year, if we still have two cars and two motors left coming down to the last two nights, we might try to work something out,” Pokorski said.

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

“Many of our sponsors are back from last year,” Paul said. “Peterson Septic Systems stepped up big time and would be considered our primary sponsor for 2021.”

As Pokorski Motorsports embarks on its 29th and final campaign, Paul is hoping for an enjoyable season for all involved with the long-running team.

“My hope is that we can make it through the season without any major setbacks, such as crashes or engine problems,” Paul said. “If we can race most of the nights and have fun doing it, I’ll consider that a success. In the fall, we will put everything up for sale and then to start figuring out what’s next for 2022.”

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to have Petersen Septic Systems step into the role of primary sponsor for the 2021 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640 or 920-758-2626, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.
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2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 18
MSA events – 17
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Heat Race Victories – 0
MSA points finish – 24th
PDTR points finish – 25th

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, April 17 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis
Saturday, April 24 – Gravity Park Speedway, Chilton, Wis.
Saturday, May 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, May 7 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, May 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth Wis.

 

 

Boulton Garners 11th-Place Result During 360 Sprint Car Debut

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 6, 2021) - Tucker Boulton is pleased with his first official 360ci winged sprint car outing.

Boulton stepped up from the 305ci sprint car ranks and entered an event last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway with only a handful of practice laps in the new division. Saturday proved to be a confidence booster.

"It went well," he said. "The car felt really good and the motor is strong. I'm happy we went straight to the feature through the heat race."

A high pill draw didn't deter Boulton at the start of the night. He advanced from eighth to fifth place in a heat race, which earned him the 11 th-most points. That locked Boulton into the 11th starting position in the A Main.

"It was a good experience to be at our home track to shake down this car," he said. "The track conditions were tough. I was up to eighth at one point. The car went away and we lost some positions, but it ended up coming back at the end."

Boulton battled for a top 10 throughout the feature before ending 11 th.

He plans on returning to action this Saturday at either Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region or at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"I feel like I have a better understanding of the power of the 360 now and I'm thrilled to go race with some experience now," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

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"We're excited to have NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn., aboard," Boulton said. "Last year we went in to look for some oil and just got talking about racing, and the guy used to race. It was neat to make a new friend and we really appreciate the support."

Boulton would like to thank Henderson Recovery, DHR Suspension, Simpson Race Products, R.E. Enterprises, Transforming Bodies & Minds and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

PACE RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS HEAD TO WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER SATURDAY IN A HOVIS TOUR EVENT AT TYLER COUNTY; WILL BE JOINED BY RUSH SPRINTS IN EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS WEEKLY SERIES OPENER
By Mike Leone

(April 6, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Middlebourne, WV)...After getting cancelled three times in recent years, the inaugural "RUSH Night" is scheduled once again to take place this Saturday night (April 10) at "The Bulling" at Tyler County Speedway. It'll be a Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC doubleheader featuring the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event along with the RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series show. Warm-ups are slated for 6 p.m.

The Pace RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will begin their eighth year of competition this Saturday night when they travel to the state of West Virginia for the first time in Series history! In a highly-anticipated event on the 1/4-mile, Tyler County will become the 12th different speedway to host an event all-time. This will be the first time since the inaugural 2014 season at America's Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pa. that the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have raced on a 1/4-mile track.

Saturday will not only kick-off the 2021 Hovis Touring Series chase, but will also award Hovis Weekly Series points towards that $3,500 to-win championship. At least 35 events make up the 2021 Weekly Series Championship. The 25-lap feature on Saturday night will pay $800 to-win. Chas Wolbert is the defending Weekly Series Champion, while Garrett Krummert has won the last two Tour titles.

RUSH Sportsman Modified drivers will begin to accumulate chances towards the complete race ready Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified crate engine package (carb-to-pan) valued at $8,500+ from Pace Performance that will be given away at season's end to a lucky racer. The "Loyalty Program" is presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage.

Meanwhile, the Pace RUSH Sprint Cars will also open their fourth season in Series history on Saturday at Tyler County as well. A record 37 events are scheduled at 11 different speedways in four states; all paying at least $600 to-win. Also a record number of participants are expected including many new racers for various backgrounds.

Equipment Rental Options returns to present the $20,000+ Weekly Series points fund that will begin to award points for drivers' best 12 finishes throughout 2021 as the chase for the $5,000 title begins on Saturday. In 2018, Gale Ruth, Jr. won the inaugural event at Tyler County, while last year saw Jeremy Weaver win both events. Chad Ruhlman, who won the first two RUSH Sprint Championships, is back after taking last year off; and is now driving for Tim Engles. Weaver won the 2020 title for car owner Ted Hull, who will now have former "410" Sprint Car great, Rod George, behind the wheel of the #41. The 20-lap feature will pay $600 to-win. The RUSH Sprint Cars will make a second appearance at "The Bullring" on May 15.

"Our racers are really looking forward to not only opening the season on Saturday night but doing so at Tyler County," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We have to thank Tyler County for allowing both divisions the opportunity to compete on their 'bullring' as part of RUSH Night. The Sprint Car drivers really enjoyed racing there in years past and are eager to return, while several of our RUSH Modified racers have always inquired about the opportunity to race at Tyler County. This night is certainly going to be a unique show for Tyler County's fans that don't get the opportunity to see the center-steer Modifieds or Sprint Cars compete in their area."

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. A drivers meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 and group qualifying for the Mods to follow. The AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used for both classes. There will be a $35 entry fee for the Mods. Pit passes are $32. Weekly Series membership is $125 for each class. Modifieds can join both the Weekly and Touring for $225.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $250 6. $220 7. $180 8. $175 9. $170 10. $165 11. $160 12. $155 13. $150 14. $145 15. $140 16. $135 17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow $75.

RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $600 2. $300 3. $250 4. $225 5. $200 6. $195 7. $190 8. $185 9. $180 10. $175 11. $170 12. $165 13. $160 14-18. $155 19-24. $150. Tow $75.

Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149. Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 and the 2019 season will mark the 46th straight year of continuous operations. Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region. For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on Twitter @The_Bulling.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com. Mailing address is 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Sportsman Modified website is www.rushsportsmanmods.com, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars, and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Harli White Partnering With Ed Neumeister For Ohio Run

Bryan Hulbert – LINDSAY, Okla. (April 6, 2021) Getting the chance to change gears and take on a new challenge, Harli White will head to Ohio for the 2021 season to wheel the Ed Neumeister No. 11n.

“I’m nervous, but I’m very excited to try something different and get the experience,” said Harli.

A deal in the works since the Chili Bowl, everything started coming into place over the last month. Still working on a full schedule, as tracks continue to work on if, and when, they will open, the current schedule will include both 410cid and 360cid competition. As of now, the team has nine events from the end of April through the end of May.

“Right now, we’re going to start the season and see how it goes and see what tracks are going to open, and expand from there. The good thing about Ohio, is if one track cancels, you usually have choices of where to race instead, and plus, we’ll be set up to run 410 or 360 so we can pretty much pick and chose where we want to race, but I can’t thank Ed Neumeister, and my crew chief Kent Karhoff enough for giving the chance to come race especially Kent. He was instrumental in getting it set up.”

As of now, the first weekend for Harli in the No. 11n will be April 23 at Attica Raceway Park. The current list of races is as follows:

April 23 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) w/410

April 30 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) w/410

May 1 – Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) w/410

May 7 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) w/World of Outlaws

May 8 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) w/World of Outlaws

May 21 – Limaland Motorsports Park (Lima, OH) w/NRA Sprint Invaders

May 28 – Limaland Motorsports Park (Lima, OH) w/NRA Sprint Invaders

May 29 – Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) w/ FASTonDIRT

May 30 – Waynesfield Raceway Park (Waynesfield, OH) w/ FASTonDIRT

The 2021 season marks the 14th year of racing for Harli White. For continued updates and news on Harli White, log onto http://www.harliwhiteracing.net.

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Placerville Speedway hosts the 18th annual Tribute to Al Hinds this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 6, 2021…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to host one of its longest running events at the quarter-mile bullring, with the 18th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” set to take place this Saturday night.

Tickets for the show went on sale Monday and will be available at www.placervillespeedway.com until the maximum number sold is reached due to continued capacity limitations. Pit passes are also available to watch from the hill and can be purchased ahead of time via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App.

Al Hinds was the second promoter of Placerville Speedway. Hinds took operation of the track with business partner Richard Hirst from its founder, Bruno Romani, in 1968, three years after it first opened when the facility was built around an existing community football field.

The operator of a local machine shop by trade, Hinds loved the community where he lived. In his final years of life he enjoyed sitting with some of his best friends every night in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway and loved watching young talent make a name for themselves in the sport.

Former track announcer, publicist and historian Bill Sullivan said of Al Hinds, “From the day he set foot on the red clay at Placerville Speedway to the very last race he attended, Hinds continued to display his true love for auto racing and the community in which he brought it to. Even in his final years he continued to help young drivers, entertain fans and most importantly he spent a great deal of time talking to and mentoring those that helped in speedway operations. When Hinds spoke, anyone who cared remotely about the future of the sport would sit down and listen.”

In action to help honor Hinds on Saturday will be the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders and Diamond Springs driver Kevin Jinkerson captured wins with the Sprint Cars and Pure Stocks last weekend respectively. For the Ltd. Late Models and Dwarf Cars it marks their first appearance of the 2021 campaign at the speedway.

The pit gate will open at noon this Saturday, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure and download the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App to purchase pit passes online and help streamline the sign in process this season. The COVID-19 form is also built into Pit Pay, which saves everyone the need to print it out weekly.

To use Pit Pay, participants will download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and create a profile. They can then purchase passes for Placerville Speedway events and sign all waivers electronically. At the track, they will simply proceed to the Pit Pay Priority Line, show their mobile pit pass, and get an armband. For those that don’t have a smart phone, you will still be able to sign in and pay the traditional way.

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

Join over 14,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 10: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 18th annual Tribute to Al Hinds
Saturday April 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints
Saturday April 24: Tri-State Pro Stock Series, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Tilford Tribute


 

 

Justin Sanders Remains Unbeaten at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: In racing they say it’s better to be lucky than good on any given night. Friday night, Justin Sanders will be the first to tell you that he was far more lucky than he was good, and it helped him grab another win at Ocean Speedway to stay unbeaten at his home track thus far in 2021.

“We honestly were not very good on Friday night,” Justin Sanders said. “I got lucky when Chase Madjic had trouble in traffic, and when Bud Kaeding got out of the rubber trying to pass a lapped car. It is definitely good to get another win, and hopefully we can keep this rolling.”

Timing 13th fastest in qualifying time trials on a very slick racing surface, the Aromas, CA driver would pick up the heat race win aboard the North County Plastering/Alkaline88/Andy’s Construction backed No. 17 machine.

Moving into the Dash, Sanders’ fifth place finish would place him in the third row of the 30-lap finale.

Any early restart saw Sanders move into the third position and he was then able to move into third before the leaders found the back of the field. Getting into heavy traffic on the 12th lap, Sanders would slip back to third before taking advantage of a Bud Kaeding miscue to reclaim the second position.

On the 17th lap, Madjic would have his trouble in traffic and it would allow Sanders to take the lead just before a caution flew and bunched the field back up.

With rubber down on the speedway, Sanders would toe the line for the last 13-laps of the race as he was able to fend of Bud Kaeding and pick up his second consecutive win at the speedway.

“We definitely have some things to work on when it gets that slick, but I am happy to get the win,” Sanders added.

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 is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-6, Top 5’s-6, Top-10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 


ATTICA ATTACK: Marks and CJB Open All Star Points Season
Local shows on tap while CJB team gears up for another jam packed weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - April 5, 2021 - Mother nature proved to be too frigid on Friday, April 2nd at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for Brent Marks and the CJB Motorsports team. However, the team was able to score a top-10 the following night.

Marks and the team timed in 10th with the Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions and finished 2nd in his heat race and 4th in the feature. This helped the team kick off their chase of the 2021 All Stars title with a great showing.

"We had a good start to our All Star season," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolf-Run Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We can’t ever complain about a top-5 finish. Although we would have loved to race for a win, it was a good solid night. The guys worked hard to get me better every time we hit the track. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Attica, so we were just trying to find the right balance and I feel like we got very close with the car. I’m looking forward to the next one!"

Car #5 will be in action at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway on Tuesday, April 6th before taking on Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, April 9th and Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway the following night.

The following weekend, both CJB teams will be in action at Virginia Motorspeedway near Jamaica, Va. on Thursday, April 15th, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 16th and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 17th.

Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Marks 2021 Stats:

Starts: 15
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 6
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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 with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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

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

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Westfall and Ray Marshall set for visits to Kokomo and Lawrenceburg on April 9-10

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (April 5, 2021) – Battling head-to-head with the best that non-wing sprint car competition has to offer, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports made the tow to the high-paced Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, during the recent weekend, joining the USAC National Sprint Cars for Lawrenceburg’s season opener on Saturday, April 3.

It was a hard-fought campaign on Lawrenceburg’s highbanks, and although Westfall was forced to settle with an 18th-place feature score, earning a spot in the 30-lap contest after a third-place run during USAC’s consolation semi-feature, Westfall and Ray Marshall now have a stout notebook, which they will put to good use during their return to the greater Cincinnati venue on Saturday, April 10.

“It wasn’t the overall result we wanted, but we learned some things. That’s all you can do on nights like that; take the positives and work hard to improve,” Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M Bumblebee Express. “We have a long season ahead. Ray Marshall provides our team with the equipment necessary to be competitive and win races. We’ll have this ‘33M’ back to the front in no time.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a two-day swing through the Hoosier State, first setting aim on a Friday night visit to Kokomo Speedway on April 9, followed by the aforementioned return to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, April 10.

A big night for the team in terms of exposure, Westfall and the non-wing field at Kokomo will be the support class for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Certainly no stranger to the bullring at Kokomo, Westfall and Ray Marshall own two victories at the speedway over the last two seasons, each occurring during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) competition.

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.


Michael kicks-off All Star campaign with Attica’s Spring Nationals; Series action continues in Virginia and Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 5, 2021) – Officially kicking-off the 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions points season, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael and his family-owned Michael Motorsports No. 8M joined “America’s Series” for Attica Raceway Park’s annual Spring Nationals over the weekend, battling 11 other Series full-timers in search of not only a solid jump on the season, but also a $6,000 payday.

Despite a tough final outcome, forced to settle with a 21st-place score after lining up 24th on the A-Main grid, Michael and his team displayed determination and perseverance, using a hard-fought attitude to earn the B-Main’s final transfer position over Nate Dussel and Greg Wilson.

A seventh-place performance during his respective heat race led Michael to the All Star B-Main.

“That wasn’t the end result we were looking for, but we were able to battle back after not transferring through our heat race and get in the show. We didn’t want to leave any points on the table,” Michael said, driver of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, HP Striping and Seal Coating, No. 8M sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work, and my partners for giving us the opportunity to race the schedule that we do. We have a long season ahead of us. Things are only going to get better.”

After an upcoming off weekend on April 9-11, T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports will return to All Star Circuit of Champions competition with a four-race swing through Virginia and Pennsylvania, kicking-things off with a $12,000-to-win blockbuster at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 15. The weekend will continue with visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bedford Speedway in consecutive fashion.

Plans for the coming weekend, April 9-11, have yet to be determined.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, and HP Striping and Seal Coating.

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 Attica Raceway Park live online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – March 27)

2021 Highlights: Earned victory during 2021 FAST Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park.


Justin Whittall aims for success during action in home state of New Jersey; Williams Grove and Port Royal also on weekend agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 5, 2021) – In less than two days, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will make their first start of the season in the Garden State, activating another week of competition with a Tuesday night “Posse Invasion” of Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, April 6. Less than an hour from his Vincentown headquarters, Whittall is certainly familiar with Bridgeport and frequents often, making his most recent start, and qualifying for main event action, when the World of Outlaws visited the greater Philadelphia venue in 2019.

In addition to a midweek visit to Bridgeport, Whittall will also make routine stops to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway during the coming weekend, working hard to secure valuable notes before the All Star Circuit of Champions make an appearance in Pennsylvania Posse Country the following week.

“I’m excited to race close to home tomorrow night. We don’t have a lot of opportunities to race within an hour of our shop, so this gives some of our partners, as well as friends and family, a chance to come to the track and see us in action,” Justin Whittall explained, who finished 17th during his most recent visit to the Port Royal “Speed Palace” on April 3. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their support in 2021. The plan is to get the week started on the right foot with a big performance at Bridgeport.”

As aforementioned, Justin Whittall and the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 team will enter their Bridgeport visit with a big notebook and lots of confidence, as the team qualified for World of Outlaws main event action when the Series last visited the speedway on May 21, 2019. Whittall earned the final transfer spot in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown to battle for $10,000.

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

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

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

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

Zearfoss experiences up and down weekend in Pevely; Indiana doubleheader next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 5, 2021) – Battling with the Greatest Show On Dirt on the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, stirred some up and down results for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, and although the 2021 Rookie of the Year contender missed the top-ten during each night of the two-day showstopper, Zearfoss acquired valuable lap time and found success in his own right, highlighting the weekend with a 12th-place score on Friday.

A top-12 end result, Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, was a force during all of Friday’s program, timing eighth overall during qualifying time trials then finishing third during his respective heat race.

Unfortunately, a crash during Zearfoss’ respective Saturday night heat race led the “Jonestown Jet” to the evening’s Last Chance Showdown. A final corner pass for the transfer would propel Zearfoss to the main event; he would drive ahead from 24th to finish 16th.

“I-55 is a lot of fun. Things happen in a hurry, so being on your toes is vital,” Brock Zerafoss said, who owns one World of Outlaws victory, as well as a Port Royal Speedway championship. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. Even when things got upside-down on Saturday, they never quit and worked through it. Their hard work pays off and I’m proud to have them with me out here on the road.”

Brock Zearfoss and the World of Outlaws will return to competition with a two-day stay in the Hoosier State, first taking aim at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, April 9, followed by a stop at the always-exciting Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 10. The “Jonestown Jet” will enter the weekend with three World of Outlaws top-ten finishes on the season.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 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: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

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.

 

Danny Dietrich shares podium with brother at Lincoln; Four races on tap beginning Tuesday at Bridgeport

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 5, 2021) – It was nearly an all-Dietrich podium on Saturday evening at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, as “Double-D” Danny Dietrich secured his sixth top-five result of the season with a runner-up finish to his brother, Billy Dietrich, during a $4,000-to-win barnburner. Action-packed, to say the least, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native lined up third on the feature grid, faded slightly to fifth, then made a final lunge for the top spot in the final circuits. Close, but not close enough, the Dietrich brothers were separated by just over a second.

“That was fun. Hats off to Bill (Dietrich) and his entire team. Anytime you have the opportunity to race with family is pretty special. We’ll take this second place finish and move on to the next one,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, 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, No. 48 sprint car. “We have a big weekend ahead of us, so we’ll button up things tonight and get things rolling at Bridgeport tomorrow.”

After securing second with eight to go, Dietrich was on the move, desperately working every inch of Lincoln Speedway real estate to get by his older brother. A slider with less than five to go proved to be Dietrich’s last-ditch effort, but the effort was not enough, as Billy drove on to secure a third-ever win in the Pigeon Hills.

Danny Dietrich kicked-off his showing at Lincoln with a heat race victory.

Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a four-race stint through New Jersey and Pennsylvania during the coming week, beginning with a $5,000-to-win showstopper at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, April 6. Dietrich’s schedule will resume on Friday, April 9, with the first of three consecutive events; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by his return to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, then BAPS Motor Speedway to conclude action on Sunday.

A one-time winner thus far in 2021, Dietrich will enter Bridgeport’s gates with a load of confidence, as the 2020 Central PA Sprint Cars Point Series champion secured a World of Outlaws victory at Bridgeport in 2019.

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: 6
Top-10s: 10
Wins: 1

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.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)


 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2021 TICKETS GO ON SALE ONLINE ON APRIL 6

(Perris, CA, April 4, 2021) Online tickets for all 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races will go on sale on Tuesday, April 6, at www.tix.com. The entire 2021 schedule is available at the bottom of this release.

Due to COVID mandates at the present time, there will be no walkup ticket sales on race nights. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online at the above tix link up until 7:00 p.m. each race night.

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 is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, 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

UPDATED APRIL 2, 2021

April 17th “GRAND REOPENING” PASSCAR SERIES – Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds -Tentative

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints – Tentative

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL 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 and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

Delivering Thrills, Speed And The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush Sooner Sprint Series drops green flag on inaugural season this weekend

by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2021) - It was just a few months ago when Enid Speedway co-promoter Mark Brill laid down plans to begin a new sprint car series. Brill, who owns the Sooner Late Model Series, soon put his ideas in motion and the Sooner Sprint Series was formed.

A 12-race schedule for winged champ sprint / 305 sprint cars has been booked and this weekend it all becomes real when the Sooner Sprint Series drops the green flag on its inaugural season with races at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas and Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

Monarch Motor Speedway will host the season opener on Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m. Lineups are set by draw number for heat races with passing points determining feature lineups. The A feature will pay $1,000 to the winner.

On Saturday, April 10, the Sooner Sprint Series travels to the George Welch owned 4/10 mile oval at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada, Oklahoma. The show, which is the first of three scheduled there, gets underway at 7:30.

More information on the Sooner Sprint Series is available on facebook and on the web at www.SoonerSprintSeries.com.

Weekend Lineup Where: Monarch Motor Speedway When: Friday, April 9. Time: Racing starts at 8, hot laps 7:30, drivers meeting at 6:30, driver sign-in 5:30-6:40. Website: www.mmsdirt.com

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park When: Saturday, April 10 Time: Racing starts at 7:30, hot laps at 7, drivers meeting at 6:30, driver sign-in 5:30-6:40. Mufflers required. Website: www.OklahomaSportsPark.com

 

Schatz battles through tough luck at I-55; Kokomo and Tri-State ahead on April 9-10


Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 2-3
Event: Outlaws Invasion of I-55
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 20th (2nd)
Saturday: 11th (17th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 1476 points [122 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 5, 2021) - It was a rollercoaster weekend on the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, but despite a freak mechanical hiccup on Friday that negated a potential victory for the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Schatz persevered, as most champions do, and rebounded for a six-position charge and an eleventh-place score on Saturday.

A heavy favorite from the outside-front row, Schatz, driver 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/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, was well on his way to a 300th-career WoO victory on Friday night when the mechanical hiccup occurred, ultimately leading the first 17 laps of the 40-lap contest when a heim joint malfunction from under the hood forced the Fargo, North Dakota-native to go pit-side. Schatz attempted to rejoin the field, but the heim issue, a rarity, proved to be terminal; Schatz was scored 20th.

Weekend preliminary results included a heat race victory on Friday, setting the tone for his eventual dash runner-up finish and his 17-lap campaign at the front. A sixth-place finish during heat race competition on Saturday forced Schatz to settle with 17th on the starting grid.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws campaign with a two-day trek through the Hoosier State, first taking aim at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, April 9, followed by a stop at the always-exciting Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 10.

Despite a “DNF” on his recent scorecard, Schatz will enter the weekend sixth in the current WoO championship standings padded by six top-five finishes in 11 Series starts. Still on the hunt for that elusive milestone victory, a win during action at Kokomo on Friday evening would solidify Schatz in the record books as a 300-time main event winner with the Greatest Show On Dirt.

Schatz’ most recent trip to World of Outlaws victory lane occurred during Williams Grove Speedway’s annual National Open on October 3, 2021, nailing down a $75,000 payday in the process.

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/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 Overall Statistics:
Races: 19
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 15
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 11
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Precise Racing Products cites RaceSaver growth in Northeast for new IMCA awards

SARVER, Pa. (April 5) – The growth of Precise Racing Products’ IMCA awards program will reflect the growth of the RaceSaver Sprint Car division in the Northeast.

Top 10 finishers in point standings for the Allegheny Sprint Tour, Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Pennsylvania Sprint Series all receive $50 gift cards from the Sarver, Pa., high performance parts supplier and Hoosier Mid Atlantic race tire distributor this season.

Also new is a $500 cash award for the Pennsylvania state champion.

“The IMCA RaceSaver presence in this region has grown tremendously,” noted Precise Vice President of Operations Bob Wirts. ”This is one way we can give awards to many of our customers who race in the area under the IMCA banner.”

Precise also gives $50 gift cards to each Sprint Car state champion and $500 in cash to the national Sprint Car rookie of the year.

“RaceSaver has high car counts. There is a lot of veteran talent out there, and a lot of younger talent, too,” Wirts said. “I already get a lot of phone calls from drivers. It’s going to be exciting when word about this program gets on the street.”

Qualifiers for the main event at the RaceSaver Nationals also receive $50 gift cards. Precise also has a location in Finksburg, Md., and is in its 10th season of IMCA sponsorship. Drivers must display two Precise Racing Products logos on their race car to be eligible for cash or gift card awards.

Information about Precise products is available by calling 800 651-5164 and at the www.preciseracing.com website.

“The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division has seen some tremendous growth over the past five years, thanks in part to the support of our great regional and national sponsors,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “Precise Racing Products has always been a tremendous asset nationwide, but specifically in the Northeast those drivers are going to benefit even more from their involvement in 2021.”

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Providing Live Video of Winged Sprint Cars, Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 5, 2021) - Three different racing series will have a live video stream courtesy of the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region event at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., on Saturday.

Additionally, the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series race at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Friday as well as the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division race at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo., on Saturday will be streamed live.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and numerous other series throughout the Midwest. It also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

J.J. Hickle swept the ASCS National Tour's season-opening doubleheader last month and is the current points leader. Matt Covington and Scott Bogucki earned top-five results during both nights of the opening weekend. Roger Crockett and Blake Hahn round out the top five in the championship standings.

Saturday's show marks the first visit to Boothill Speedway since 2001 for the ASCS National Tour, which has ventured to the dirt oval three times. The most recent trip to the state of Louisiana was in 2013.

Paul White and Keith Martin split the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series doubleheader last weekend with White taking the points lead by only 10 points over Martin. Justin Zimmerman ranks third in the standings - only 25 points out of the top spot.

The NOW600 Series is making its first trip to Missouri since its debut there in 2016. All three points battles for the premier divisions are within single digits after a stout season-opening doubleheader last month.

Also of note, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

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 .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Sees Mechanical Problem Thwart Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 5, 2021) - A mechanical problem abbreviated Kaleb Johnson's season-opening weekend at I-80 Speedway, forcing him to withdraw early from Friday night's A Main and preventing him from competing on Saturday.

"It obviously wasn't the way we had hoped to start the year, but it is what it is," he said. "We discovered a bad oil leak after the heat race on Friday and we weren't able to fix it for the feature. It didn't hurt the motor, but it was enough to keep us from racing on Saturday."

Johnson's evening began well when he advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race to qualify for the Spring Meltdown feature redraw despite a car that wasn't to his liking.

"We tried some different things with the car that didn't work well," he said. "I guess I did okay in the heat race, but I wasn't really comfortable in the car. That was probably the good thing about the oil leak. It came on a night when our car wasn't real good."

Johnson started fifth in the night's main event before struggling and dropping back to about 10th after a few laps.

"The oil was getting everywhere," he said. "My shoes and the bottom of my firesuit were covered with it. When I had to start pulling tear-offs because it was getting on my visor I figured it was time to pull in."

Next up for Johnson will be the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., this Friday and Saturday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

"I'm looking forward to racing at Park Jefferson this weekend," he said. "We'll get things changed on the car and hopefully we won't have any more issues. I'm looking forward to getting some laps and seeing how we stack up."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 19 (5).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., for the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by Greg Parent, supports and sponsors cars, drivers and auto racing events throughout the Upper Midwest.

"Greg is a huge supporter of racing and I feel very fortunate to have his name on our cars again this year," Johnson said. "We appreciate what he does for racing and especially for the support he gives us."

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

 

 

Sides Scores First Top 10 of Season During Weekend Finale in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 5, 2021) - Jason Sides earned his first top 10 of the season last Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

"Only about 80 more to go to make for a good season," he joked.

Sides invaded a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the high-banked oval, where he ran into misfortune during Friday's opener. Sides qualified 16th quickest and was riding in a feature lock-in position during a heat race when mechanical woes resulted in a DNF.

"The heat race was going pretty well and we hurt a motor so we had to change motors and regroup for the Last Chance Showdown," he said. "We got through there and started at the tail end of the feature. We weren't great, but the attrition worked in our favor."

Sides, who placed sixth in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the final starting position in the main event, maneuvered from 24th to 16th in the A Main.

Saturday's weekend finale played out much better. Sides qualified fourth quickest and he finished second in a heat race to make the dash.

"The next night we qualified better and the whole night was a lot better," he said. "We had a little better pill draw and we were better, too. Qualifying well like that gets you on the front row of your heat race and then if you can maintain you make the dash, which sets you up for success."

Sides placed sixth in the dash to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"Right on the start it didn't go real well," he said. "Someone chopped down in front and I got tight. Two or three went by so I lost five or six spots on the very first corner. Then we got into a rhythm."

Sides dropped to 13th early in the race before rebounding to score the 10th-place result.

"I was 11th on a caution with 15 laps to go and we got Donny (Schatz) on the restart," he said. "We ran 10th the rest of the race."

Races this weekend will be on Friday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 16 (24).

April 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Capture Two Top 10s in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 5, 2021) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel produced a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Gravel charged from 19th to eighth on Friday and he recorded a sixth-place showing on Saturday to give him a dozen top 10s in 13 races this year.

The weekend started on a frustrating note as Gravel qualified 22 nd quickest on the high-banked oval.

"It started off really bad qualifying where we did," he said. "Our pill draw didn't help us and the qualifying was so tight. Starting eighth in the heat race is not ideal. Three hundredths of a second would have put us a couple of rows forward to start our heat race."

Gravel advanced one position to place seventh in his heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown for the first time this season. Gravel won the race to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We threw something at it for the A Main and got the car really good," he said. "We could have bowed down and started in the back and finished in the back, but we were able to recover and get a solid finish. There's about 12 cars at a majority of these races that can win every night. It's pretty tough to finish up front every night. Nothing is handed to us, especially this year. You have to work for every position."

Gravel did that by rallying from 19th to eighth in the 30-lap feature, marking the second-most positions gained.

Saturday's weekend finale got off to a better start as Gravel set quick time during qualifying. He then won a heat race from the pole position to advance into the dash. A fifth-place finish in the dash lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were pretty decent in the A Main," he said. "We maintained with everybody in the front. I just wasn't good enough to make stuff happen to challenge for a podium finish. We fell back one spot, but it was a pretty strong sixth. I had to commit to the outside of the track and it was hard to make moves on guys.

"We had a good baseline. The track stayed wetter than we thought it would all night. It's one of those things that when we go there next time it will be a lot warmer out so the track will transition differently."

Gravel's sixth-place result marked his seventh straight top-10 finish.

A trip to Indiana fills this weekend's slate for the World of Outlaws. Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo hosts a race on Friday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt is the site for Saturday's event.

Gravel hustled from 22nd to ninth to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during last year's lone visit to Kokomo Speedway. He won World of Outlaws races at Tri-State Speedway in 2016 and 2018.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 8 (19).

April 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 6 (5).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

Advanced tickets for THE SHOWDOWN can be purchased at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores Third Win of Season with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are hitting on all cylinders to open up the 2021 season. With so much uncertainty forcing Miller to sit idle in 2020, Sanders has picked right up in the familiar No. 4SA entry as he picked up his third win in just four starts with the team on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“We have a great car right now, and it is a big shot in our arm to get a win on a surface that slicked up towards the end of the night,” Sanders said. “Slick hasn’t been to kind to us, so to still have speed and grip as it blew off is a great feeling for us.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Sanders opened the night up by timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed entry in 9th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Sanders put the field on early notice as he motored out to the early lead and went on to pick up the win in convincing fashion and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the two pill, Sanders would take the green flag from the front row of the 25-lap feature event as he started alongside John Clark. The initial start would be negated with Clark having an issue and start two would see Andy Gregg pull alongside Sanders.

When the green flag was displayed, Sanders would jump out to the early lead as he was flanked by Andy Gregg. Setting a torrid pace, Sanders was virtually untouchable for the first 13 laps until the caution flag flew.

The ensuring restart saw the Aromas, CA driver continue to lead for the next four circuits until another stoppage waived.

This restart would briefly change the complexion of the race as it was deemed that Sanders was deemed to have started the race to early and was docked one position. Now in second, Sanders would chase Blake Carrick into the first set of turns where he would throw a big move on Carrick only to see the move get negated.

The next two laps saw Sanders attempt the same maneuver in turns one and two with the third time being the charm for him to get back in the top spot.

Leading the final few laps, Sanders would pick up his third win in four starts with Dale Miller, and it marked his sixth overall thus far in 2021.

“Other than having a little restart trouble last week, we may be talking about four wins in four races, or at least four podiums in four races, but it’s part of it. It just shows how strong this car is, and we are hoping we can keep this momentum up,” Sanders added.

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- 4, Wins- 3, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

Blake Carrick 2nd at Placerville Speedway’s Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: After enduring his most trying weekend of the season one week ago, Blake Carrick bounced back with a second-place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway one night after charging from 19th to 9th at Ocean Speedway.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our team, again,” Blake Carrick said. “Aside from qualifying on Friday night, we had really good speed and made a lot of good things happen.”

Friday night would see Carrick time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38b machine in 17th fastest amongst the 34 cars that we checked in for action.

Starting and finishing fifth in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would be forced to make a trip to the ‘B’ where a third-place finish would safely transfer him into the 30-lap feature event on what was a very slick surface.

Lining up 17th in the ‘A’, Carrick would do a fantastic job working his way forward on a surface that would soon turn abrasive and ultimately start taking rubber. Able to make some big progress before the rubber really started going down, Carrick would work into the Top-10 before taking the ninth position where he ultimately went on to finish.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Placerville Speedway where Carrick would take part in the track’s regular season opening event, after takin part in last week’s SCCT opener.

With 37 cars packed into the pit area on this night, Carrick would get his night off to a much better start as he ended up second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Going from fourth to third in his heat race, Carrick moved safely into the feature event and also earned a spot in the nightly redraw. Pulling the seven pill, Carrick would grid the field from the fourth row, alongside older brother Tanner.

On a track that had a fair bit of moisture left in it when the 25-lapper came to life, Carrick would do a nice job of navigating his way forward as he found himself up in third when the race’s first caution flew.

Using a lap 12 double file restart to his advantage, Carrick would move into the second position as he chased after Justin Sanders.

A lap 17 restart saw Sanders get called for a jump, and it actually moved Carrick up into the top spot.

Back under green flag conditions, Carrick would lead, however he had his hands full with Sanders attempting to get back by. Trying to keep him at bay, Sanders would get the best of Carrick, and Carrick would close his weekend out with a second-place finish.

“We had a good car, but I knew Justin was better than us,” Carrick said. “I knew he would be coming with some big moves, and I tried to fend him off and counter his sliders, but he was able to keep in front with a couple to go.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

Andy Gregg 5th to Open Final Season in GUTS Racing No. 16x

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night Andy Gregg kicked off what will be the 21st and final season of his family-owned GUTS Racing No. 16x by picking up a fifth-place finish during Placerville Speedway’s regular season opener.

“It was a really good start to what is the last year of the GUTS Racing No. 16x car,” Andy Gregg said. “We timed in really well, and we were really in the mix all night long. The two double-file restarts didn’t go our way and shuffled us back a few positions, but that is what makes double-file restarts so cool and why I am a big fan of them.”

Timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, Gregg would pick up a fourth place finish in his heat race and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the three pill, Gregg would line up in the second row to start the 25-lap feature event in front of a limited capacity crowd on a very brisk spring night at the track he has called home for over 20-years.

With the initial start getting off to a rocky start with pole sitter John Clark spinning to a stop in turns one and two, Gregg would move up the pole for the second attempted start.

Justin Sanders would get off the to the early lead, but Gregg settled into second and chased after the leader as they quickly reached the back of the pack.

Racing through traffic, Gregg would continue to hold down the second position until the caution was needed on the race’s 13th lap. The ensuing restart would see Blake Carrick sneak by Gregg and drop him back to the third position when the caution again flew on the 17th lap.

The lap 17 restart would see Gregg try to make a run on the lead duo of Carrick and Sanders, however he would drop a couple of positions as he fell back to fifth. Chasing after Shane Golobic in the closing laps as he tried to overtake fourth, Gregg would cap Saturday night off with a fifth-place finish.

“Big thanks to all of my guys for their hard work all night,” Gregg said. “It is nice to know we have a strong car, so hopefully we can keep the speed up and pick off a couple of these wins in 2021.”

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, 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 returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Picks Up Fourth and Sixth Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a strong weekend that saw him finish first and second in two nights of action on week ago, Tanner Carrick continued stack strong finishes this past weekend as he would finish fourth on Friday night in Watsonville, CA and sixth on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

“We were able to get in two more nights of racing over the weekend, and we had a really good car both nights and it is a huge testament to how hard Lucas and Clark work during the week,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday night we got to fourth when the rubber started going down, and on Saturday night my redraw skills kind of hurt us and we took a big blow on the initial start when cars tangled in front of us.”

Carrick kicked the action off on Friday night as he and his team made the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. Timing his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T mount in second fastest in time trials, Carrick would stumble in his heat as he finished sixth and was forced into the semi.

Running second in the ‘B’, Carrick would keep his night moving along as he transferred into the feature event and took the green flag from the ninth starting position.

On a very slick racing surface, Carrick would work his way forward as he soon found himself up inside the Top-5. Running fifth, rubber would start to go down on the speedway and passing would seemingly become nonexistent. Sneaking in one more position, Carrick would finish fourth on this night.

Winning the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener one week ago at Placerville Speedway, Tanner Carrick returned the high-banked ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night looking for repeat that success.

Timing in fourth fastest to get the night kicked off, Carrick would power his way to a win in his heat race, before drawing the vaunted eight pill for his feature event starting position.

The initial start would see pole sitter, John Clark, lose the handle in turns one and two, and as cars bobbed and weaved to avoid, Carrick would make contact with the stalled car as he aimed to clear it, but was able to race on.

When the race came to life, Carrick was working his way forward as he worked into the fourth position by the fourth lap before getting knocked off the racing surface on the fifth lap.

Slipping all the way back to 10th as he gathered his car back up, Carrick would then work to get moving forward again in what was a fast-paced feature event.

Using a lap 12 restart to jump into seventh, Carrick would get into sixth one lap later. Jumping into fifth on a lap 17 restart, Carrick would battle hard with Andy Gregg and Shane Golobic in the race’s final stanza.

When the race came to a close, Carrick capped his night off with a sixth-place finish.

“We made pretty good contact on the opening lap with a stalled car, but we were fortunately able to keep going,” Carrick said. “Then we had some help off the track and fell all the way back to 10th. The car was good underneath me, and we were able to fight back up and finish sixth.”

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: 11, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 8

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

 

 

Opening Lap Incident Hampers Justyn Cox at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Picking up the last two regular season openers at Placerville Speedway, Justyn Cox looked to repeat the feat on Saturday night, however an opening lap incident would essentially hinder Cox’s night.

“After last week, we really had a lot of confidence heading into Saturday night,” Cox said. “Unfortunately, a car spun on the start and started an accordion effect and we got a piece of the action that really damaged our car.”

Going out early for time trials on Saturday night, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber/Lund Construction backed No. 7c in 20th fastest in time trials as the surface would seemingly get faster with each car that went out.

Putting together a very nice heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver would work into the fourth and final transfer position and move directly into the 25-lap feature event.

With his qualifying time, Cox would find himself taking the green flag from the 17th starting position. When the race went green, a car would lose the hand in front of him. Trying to avoid the action, Cox would get into the infield berm and it would result in him spinning around and bringing his machine to a stop.

While he was able ot restart the race, the impact caused damage to the frame and would change the handling on the entry, making it tough to hang on to.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Cox would do all he could to get going forward. Working the cushion, Cox would slowly work his way forward, though things would grow increasingly difficult from the driver’s seat.

Working his way back up to 12th, Cox would get over the cushion on the 12th lap and bring out the caution and it would bring an end to his night.

“The car wasn’t too happy after that opening lap incident and I hung on as long as I could,” Cox said. “It has been a pretty tough start to the year for us, but we have a lot of speed and now we just need some breaks to go our way. Thanks to Cody, Mandi, and everyone who supports this deal.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

*TONIGHT*

82 Speedway
 will LIGHT UP with EXPLOSIVE OUTLAW SPRINT CAR RACING ACTION when the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Hit the High Banks! Forecast: Sunny/Dry/70°!
FANS: Stands open at 5:30pm. Adult GA $20, Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors (65+) $15. Pit Passes $35 (Pits Ages 5 & Under $15). Outside food/drink coolers (around the size of a 12-pack) are allowed in for $5 but cannot contain glass, and beer is OK if the person is at least 21 years of age. Coolers should not take up grandstand seating if the crowd size dictates.
RACING TEAMS: Pits open by 4pm but you can arrive anytime in the afternoon before the pits get cleared around 4pm. Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:00pm, Track divisions Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:30pm. Hot Laps 7:00; then we will go right into the racing program. Transponders & RaceCeivers required in all divisions (nightly track rental of transponders available for $15 plus ID). No mufflers are required by 82 Speedway. All cars will draw for heat race starting position, all heats earn finishing and passing points, features are straight up.
To get you revved up, click here to watch a video clip from our 2021 series opener: https://youtu.be/Z3nMEMzO-oU
Garland TX (04/03/21) by DarinShort.com. *TONIGHT* SATURDAY, April 3 at 7PM (hot laps) winged outlaw sprint car racing fans are going to be in for a wild night of action and excitement when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series tear up the dirt at ‘The Land of the XL,’ 82 Speedway,  with the running of the Texoma Outlaw Spring Nationals presented by
Smiley's Racing Products
,
Griffith Truck & Equipment
 and
The Peterson Agencies
.
There's one more reason to get fired up for tonight's SATURDAY APRIL 3rd 'Bandits Series event at 82 Speedway - the $500 www.KoolTrikes.com "Last Lap Pass For The Win" Award! Here's how it will work: if a driver passes the lead car on the last lap of the feature event - and takes the win - that driver will win a $500 bonus from Kool Trikes of Clarksville, Texas!
PLUS we'll have a ginormous KIDS CANDY GRAB for Easter! Anyone can drop off wrapped candy at the pit gate or ticket stand upon their arrival to help make it as massive as possible!
This is the first of three dates for the ‘Bandits at 82 Speedway in 2021, and the event pays $2,000 to win and down to $300 for to start the feature (details below).
Fans can expect a talent-loaded field of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series drivers from throughout the region...plus some ‘invaders’ can be expected! A full program of racing is on tap – plus the USRA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds; and the Texas Stocks, Eco Stocks and Eco Mods will round out the racing card (details below). The ‘Bandits will be the second or third division out in feature running order.
The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series is a division of Sprint Car Bandits® and strives to help create and deliver high quality and sustainable winged outlaw sprint car racing - as we no longer have cubic inch limits on our cars, drivers can choose whatever configuration they choose under the hood. Visit www.2021BOSS.com for more series information, rules and driver registration forms.
The beautiful ¼ mile dirt oval of 82 Speedway is located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas (exactly 1 mile east of the Petty Texas exit on the south side of Hwy 82), 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. Go to www.82speedway.com or 82 Speedway for track details.
Texoma Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals feature purse: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…15th to 20th. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in previous years, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.2021BOSS.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.
Here's the purse structure for TONIGHT Saturday April 3rd at 82 Speedway. Working RaceCeivers and transponders are required in ALL racing divisions:
USRA Modified feature race: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. There is a $25 draw-in fee for the USRA Modifieds. Purse is guaranteed with 16 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 15 or fewer cars in the division, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there. No mufflers required. Draw cutoff 6:30pm.
USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Modifieds & Texas Stock Features: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, their feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2020). Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 6:30pm.
Eco Mods & Eco Stocks (same purse structure each division: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2020). Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 6:30pm.
If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.
82 Speedway features a 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) in distance, and the groove is right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have unobstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, and they have been reinvesting in the permanent structure of the facility since they purchased it last year. Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance!
We look forward to seeing you TONIGHT *SATURDAY APRIL 3rd* at 7PM when the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series will electrify the 82 Speedway crowd with high-powered winged outlaw sprint cars battling on the high banked .26 mile oval for the first time in 2021!
Here is the 2021 BOSS Schedule of confirmed events, as of 04/01/21. We do have a couple of additional dates still in the works. This schedule is subject to change, as all racing schedules are. Make sure to check our website or Facebook page on race day prior to traveling for the latest event news and weather.
Friday, March 12, 2021 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX ($2,000 winner Channin Tankersley)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals, Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX ($2,000 winner Tim Kaeding)
Saturday, April 3, 2021 – Texoma Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX (LoneStar Speedway moved to Sunday, July 4)
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock AR*
Friday, May 14, 2021 - Children's Tumor Foundation Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Panhandle 25 Outlaw Sprint Nat’ls, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX
Saturday, May 29, 2021 - TBA
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**
Friday, June 11, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Summer Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX
Friday, June 25, 2021 - MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Flags & Fireworks Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX
Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Bandits Outlaw Fireworks Spectacular, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX (moved from April 3)
~ Bandits Summer Break ~
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Fall Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Falls Town Outlaw Sprint Showdown Monarch Motor Speedway Wichita Falls TX
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 - 3rd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Bandits Outlaw Sprints, 82 Speedway Petty TX
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - 24th Annual Fall Classic, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX
*Special Out of Area Event Purse: $2,000/win, $350/start (starts 22 cars) & $150 to all NQ’s. Full ‘Bandits rules.
**Special Event Purses: $2,500/win, $400/start (starts 24 cars) nightly & $150 to all NQ’s. Pre-entry and eligibility info will be posted well in advance of event. Full ‘Bandits rules. This is the kickoff to NASCAR All-Star weekend at TMS.


 

 

 

Rico Abreu Named a Rowdy Energy Athlete for 2021 Season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 2, 2021) – Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that acclaimed dirt track racer Rico Abreu has been added to the Rowdy Energy Athlete roster for the 2021 season.

Abreu has amassed nearly 100 victories across multiple disciplines in his 10-plus year career, including major wins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and United States Auto Club (USAC). The California native was crowned the 2014 USAC National Midget Series champion. The fan favorite may be most well-known for capturing back-to-back Chili Bowl titles in 2015 and 2016.

Rowdy Energy will adorn Rico’s familiar No. 24 winged sprint car as its primary partner beginning this weekend during back to back nights of racing at Federated Auto Parts Speedway at I-55 with the World of Outlaws.

“Rico is a great fit for Rowdy Energy; on the track he’s one of the most exciting drivers in all of dirt racing and off the track he keeps his faithful following of fans entertained with his presence on social media,” Busch said. “As he travels coast to coast in a variety of racing disciplines this year, he’ll be a great ambassador for our brand and help us create awareness of our product as we continue to increase our portfolio of vendor partners nationally.”

“I’m really excited for the opportunity that Kyle and the team at Rowdy Energy have presented to me," Rico said. “We put our toes in the water at the Chili Bowl and we immediately saw the potential to grow a bigger partnership. Kyle expects results both on and off the track and I’m more than ready to live up to the expectations as a brand ambassador. I can’t wait to get into the Rowdy Energy No. 24 car tonight and more importantly, I’m looking forward to putting it in victory lane.”

About Rowdy Energy:
With a focus on wellness for longevity in his career and life, Kyle Busch, the accomplished driver aptly nicknamed “Rowdy” for his will to win at all costs, created Rowdy Energy with a proprietary Enhanced Energy Formula. Comprised of precise time-released caffeine, sugar reduction ingredients, amazing taste and hydration levels above leading sports drinks, Rowdy Energy is a “better for you” product. Specifically formulated for your needs to accomplish any challenge thrown your way and to be your most effective self. Rowdy Energy seeks to support those that embody a spirit of high performance, not just all-star athletes but the weekend warrior, superhero mom, the ambitious college student, the men and women in uniform.

Rowdy Energy is currently available in seven flavors, including five sugar free options that are KETO certified. For our more traditional energy drink consumers, we designed a 60% less sugar option than the other leading energy drink brands.
Contact Andy Gee (315) 566-9034, or Andy.Gee@KyleBusch.com

 

 

Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener Information


In just 15 days, the roar of engines will once again sound through the town of Knoxville, Iowa! It's time...to get BACK to the TRACK!

The Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener will kick off the 68th Knoxville Raceway season on Saturday, April 17.

Everything you need to know for the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener:

Pit Gates Open - 4pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 5:30pm, CT
Hot Laps Begin: 6:15pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; Children 12 and under - free. Tickets available at the ticket office on race day.
Pit Passes - $30
Pits will be open following the races.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Season Push-Off Party on Friday, April 16 has been canceled. Practice night will continue, starting at 7pm, CT and ending 9pm, CT. Admission for practice night is free. Pit Passes can also be purchase for $10.
COVID Guidelines & Protocols at Knoxville Raceway


One year ago, we were devastated to put the start of the 2020 racing season at Knoxville Raceway on hold. We are grateful and excited to see the fans on opening night in 2021!

We do take your health and safety seriously. We continue to work with state and local officials to make sure that we are following all guidelines and restrictions for our events.

Before you join us at the track, please read through our current COVID guidelines and protocols here. We're looking forward to having you at the track with us, but if you are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us. We sincerely thank all of the fans for your understanding, patience and cooperation.
Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Nominations


Nominations are open for the 2021 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Class.

If you'd like to nominate someone, please e-mail track historian Eric Arnold here.

Nominations are due by May 1. The 2021 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Saturday, July 3 from noon-1pm, CT in Dyer- Hudson Hall.

**Please note that the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame is not associated with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.
The Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship Returns


Attention drivers and teams! Priority Aviation wants to help send you to the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's and the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Drivers planning on competing at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in the August 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals are eligible. The drivers/teams who raise the most funds for the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum through memberships or donations will again be rewarded cash bonuses!

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

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

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

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

 

 

Boulton Making 360 Sprint Car Debut This Saturday at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (April 2, 2021) - Tucker Boulton will make his 360ci winged sprint car debut this Saturday at his home track.

Boulton, who plans on running full time this year with the ASCS Mid-South Region, gets a warm-up opportunity this weekend when Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., hosts the division during the final night of the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge.

"I'm hoping to knock the rust off and get all of the seat time I can," he said. "That's always a goal for the first weekend of the year. Getting comfortable is also important for us, especially as we're moving into the 360 division."

Boulton, who has raced a 305ci winged sprint car for the last two and a half years, was able to attend a test session in the middle of this month.

"We were able to hit the track twice and there was definite improvement from the first to second session," he said. "I never realized there was that much of a horsepower difference. It's good. It's fun."

Boulton estimated a schedule of 35-to-45 races this year if all goes well with select ASCS National Tour and USCS Series races in addition to the ASCS Mid-South Region schedule. Last weekend's ASCS Mid-South Region opener rained out.

"We're shooting for the ASCS Mid-South Region Rookie of the Year Award and if we can do well in the points that'd be great, too," he said. "We still have the 305. If we have an open weekend and there is a local race going on we'll take it out."

Boulton is also focused on learning throughout his transition into the 360 ranks.

"The only thought this weekend is to get into the feature and get behind some guys who have more experience and learn all I can," he said. "Hopefully we can come back later in the year and show them what I have once I get some experience."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Henderson Recovery

Henderson Recovery, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the Mid-South's leading towing and repossession companies.

"Henderson Recovery has helped give me the chance to race sprint cars," Boulton said. "This will be our fourth year together and we're grateful for the support of Eddie, Julie and the Henderson Family."

Boulton would like to thank NAPA in Millington, Tenn., DHR Suspension, Simpson Race Products, R.E. Enterprises, Transforming Bodies & Minds and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 2

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 4. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 184; 5. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 178; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 171; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 166; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 159; 9. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 152; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 147; 11. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 145; 13. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 14. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 138; 15. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 16. Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 134; 18. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 19. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 132; 20. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 130.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 2. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 184; 3. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 166; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 159; 5. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 145; 6. Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 134; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 125; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 124; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 116.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 7. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 8. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 40; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 39; 3. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 38; 4. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 37; 5. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 36; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 35; 7. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 34; 8. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 33; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 32; 10. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 31.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 143; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 132; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 72; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 65; 7. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., and Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, both 63; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., and Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., both 62.

Pennsylvania – 1. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa., 40; 2. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., and Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., both 39; 4. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., and Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., both 38; 6. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., and Stephen Cousins, Eldred, Pa., both 37; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., and Kyle Colwell, Knox, Pa., both 36; 10. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., and Andy Cavanaugh, Oil City, Pa., both 35.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 3. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 152; 4. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 6. Daniel (D.J.) Estes, Fort Worth, Texas, 124; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 117; 8. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 116; 9. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 115; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 113.


 

 

A Fleet Full of Rookies Turn Heads During the First Two Weekends of POWRi Racing

Belleville, IL. (04/01/2021) With potentially one of the biggest fleets of rookies the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League has seen, the race for the Rookie of the Year title is going to be a good one. Keith Kunz Motorsports and Chad Boat Industries field the most rookies for the 2021 season.

Brent Crews currently leads rookie points after the Turnpike Challenge in Oklahoma. Crews best finish so far on the 2021 season, is two fifth place finishes at Monarch Motor Speedway for the first race of the season. He also has earned himself one hard charger award. His best finish behind the wheel of his CBIndustries #86 at the 8th Annual Turnpike Challenge was a sixth-place finish at Port City Raceway.

Bryant Wiedeman is in the eighth position in season points and sits second overall in rookie points behind Crews. Wiedeman had two top five finishes and four top ten. His best finish on the season came to him with a pair of fourth place finishes, one came at Monarch Motor Speedway and I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Ryan Timms, who is also a member of the CBIndustries team sits behind Crews in rookie points. Timms career best finish came to him at Monarch Motor Speedway for the season opener, bringing him a sixth- place finish. But a week later at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the Turnpike Challenge, Timms finished at his best, in the fourth position.

The KKM stable brought 13-year-old, Cade Lewis out of Bakersfield, CA. aboard the #67K for the 2021 season. In only his second race with the team, Lewis brought home an eighth-place finish at Monarch Motor Speedway. Lewis also ran the Turnpike Challenge and made two A features, finishing 17th and 23rd.

Dave Mac Motorsports fields two rookies for the season also. Rees Moran, the driver behind the number 10 out of Tulsa, OK. is off to a good start to the season also. His best career finish came to him at Monarch Motor Speedway, finishing in the 10th position.

All four rookies sit in the top 20 already for season points. The race for the rookie of the year title will be one of the most intense and suspenseful with the field this season. You can catch all of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget drivers back in action, at 1-30 Speedway in Little Rock Arkansas April 16-17.

Can’t be there in person but don’t want to miss all of the action? You can catch all of the action LIVE on MAVTV Plus.

 

 

Reutzel Rides Momentum into World of Outlaws Weekend at I-55 Raceway

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 1, 2021) – The past two weekends on the World of Outlaws trail have netted Aaron Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car team a new track record and three consecutive top-tens including a runner-up showing at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Tied for sixth in series points and leading the way in the Rookie of the Year chase, Reutzel and team look to continue the string of strong runs with this weekend’s pair of events at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

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After a Friday night rainout last weekend at Cameron, Missouri’s U.S. 36 Raceway, Reutzel raced to a fourth consecutive top-ten finish and eighth in nine WoO events thus far atop a Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night that was abundant with character.

Timing in 11th-quickest in qualifying, Reutzel earned the eighth starting position for the feature after racing to third in his heat race and then navigated the challenging surface to claim a sixth-place finish by the end of the night.

If followed on the heels of a successful weekend in his home state of Texas the previous weekend at Paige’s Cotton Bowl Speedway where Reutzel posted a new track record on the opening night.

After setting the new track standard of 13.356 seconds, Reutzel earned the pole position for the feature with a heat race win and then a Dash win. He led the opening portion of the feature event and battled for the point throughout before settling for runner-up honors at the stripe.

“I felt like we had a winning car, it was just the way circumstances played out,” Reutzel recalls.

The Saturday portion of the Cotton Bowl Speedway weekend brought different track conditions and after timing in 14th on the night, Reutzel rallied to a solid eighth-place feature finish after starting the feature from the 14th starting position.

“We had a bad draw for qualifying and we were just off some on the car, so it was a double-whammy for us,” Reutzel said of the night.

Reutzel is set for I-55 Raceway this weekend, a track where he raced from 16th to 10th in World of Outlaws action last May. He’ll look to continue his string of top-ten runs and potentially add to the win column.

2021 Quick Stats: 18 races, 2 wins, 5 top-fives, 14 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Friday and Saturday Those unable to attend can watch all the action live on www.dirtvision.com.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

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

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2021

Hoosier will be the control tyre for the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series for the next two seasons.

The Sprintcar Entrants Group (SEG) has confirmed that Racin Tyres & Accessories is the successful tenderer for the tyre contract for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 sprintcar racing seasons in Western Australia.

The decision was made by the SEG board following an extensive review of tenders presented by Racin Tyres & Accessories (Hoosier brand) and RPM Race Products (American Racer brand).

Proponents for both tenders recently pitched their proposals, separately and confidentially, in person to SEG board members.

The SEG has thanked both tenderers for taking the time to put forward their well-considered proposals and answering any questions that the board had.

Following this consultation phase, the SEG then deliberated, in detail, the pros and cons of both proposals.

At the forefront of any decisions being made was an outcome that would be in the best interests of the sport here in WA - more specifically for the competitor.

This is based on a number of factors, including price.

Once again, thank you to both tenderers for their proposals and congratulations to Racin Tyre & Accessories for being the successful applicant.

 

 

Champion Creates Professional Grade Red Poly-7 Racing Grease

(Clinton, MO. 04.01.21) For over six decades Champion Brands, a blender of packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, and many other specialty racing and automotive chemicals, has recently announced a Professional Grade Poly-7 Red Racing Grease for high-speed competition and racing applications.

Champion Poly-7 Red Racing Grease, Part #4053T/40 -14 oz., is red in color, a NLGI #2 classification, tacky, multi-purpose, and high temperature grease that incorporates polymer technology, premium additive technology, hydro-treated base oils, calcium sulfonate, and a lithium complex thickening system. Its unique chemistry prevents melting and breakdown of the grease at temperatures over 500°F.

These additive and polymer technologies ensure for the racer maximum lubricity, adhesion, resistance to water wash-out, and defiance to sling-off. Strong tackiness additives keep this grease in place under high pitch line speeds, and provide ease of application. It is engineered with extreme-pressure anti-wear additives to deliver excellent protection in heavily loaded and high-speed racing applications, ensuring long component life. https://www.championbrands.com/poly-7-red-nlgi-2-high-temp-super-tacky-grease/

Poly-7 Red contains a premium combination of additives that provide excellent resistance to oxidation, rust and corrosion. Extreme-pressure chemistry and polymer technology work together to ensure reduced wear, especially under extreme shock loads, and protects against scuffing, spalling, fretting, and pitting of bearings, gears, and bushings.

The high base oil viscosity index improves pumpability while offering higher protection at high racing operating temperatures, while lithium complex thickening provides top tier run-out resistance at heightened operating temperatures. Its superior friction-reduction properties help ensure race and competition type vehicles operate at peak performance.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 years. Champion produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing & Performance Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-06231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Brian Brown Optimistic Heading Into High-Banked Missouri Oval This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (April 1, 2021) - Brian Brown is invading Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 this weekend for a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

It will mark the second straight weekend that Brown will compete in his home state of Missouri after tackling the Jason Johnson Classic hosted by Lake Ozark Speedway last Saturday.

March 27 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 20 (17).

"First of all, it was great to see a huge crowd out to support the Jason Johnson Classic after last year with crowds only being half full," Brown said. "It was great to see a full crowd there.

"In qualifying I messed up turns one and two both laps. A tenth of a second gets you in the top six versus being 14th. We were sixth in the heat and then rode around there in the A Main around 15th or so. Brad (Sweet) was obviously on a different level and we got lapped. We just pulled off to save our equipment based on the track conditions."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"I'm looking forward to Pevely," Brown said. "Pevely is a place where we've had a couple podium finishes with the World of Outlaws and been really good. I feel we'll have a good opportunity to have a good run. Every week seems like we're getting better and better. Chad, Nate and my dad are relentless. It doesn't matter what the outcome is they are here on Monday morning ready to rock and roll and ready to figure out how we can get better. I'm the same watching as much video, staying in shape, doing everything I can to make sure we're ready to go every single time we hit the track. Our great partners, too, with Casey's, FVP and really all of our partners that are able to support us is huge. We had some Ditzfeld Transfer family members there last weekend. It started off with Ron Ditzfeld and went to Steve and Sam Ditzfeld, which are the boys. Now the grandkids are coming and supporting it. It's just awesome to have the generations love the sport as much as their grandpa did and as much as I do."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 10 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 - Ditzfeld Transfer

Ditzfeld, Inc., which is located in Sedalia, Mo., is one of the Midwest's leading transportation, warehouse and distribution service providers. In addition to transportation, the business has grown to include residential and commercial container and trash services as well as charter bus services. For more information, visit http://www.DitzfeldInc.com.

"Ditzfeld Transfer was my first ever sponsor," Brown said. "They have a great business and are a great family. It's cool that as we continue to grow and travel more that we have our original partners like Ditzfeld Transfer."

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, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, 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, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition 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 .

 

 

March Yields 18 Feature Triumphs for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 1, 2021) - A total of 10 Inside Line Promotions clients combined to score 18 feature victories during a successful month of March for Team ILP.

The triumphs occurred at 14 tracks in seven states across the country.

Frank Flud led the way with a half-dozen wins. Flud captured a pair of features on March 7 at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division; two more on March 20 at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.; and two last Saturday at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., with the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool 600cc Micros.

Dominic Scelzi scored four Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars victories, picking up a trip into the Winner's Circle on March 5 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.; on March 13 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.; and last Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Single-race winners include:

Seth Bergman during ASCS Southwest Region action at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on March 13.

Dylan Cisney at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., last Saturday.

Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel at The Rev in Monroe, La., on March 13 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Chase Johnson last Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the USAC Western States Midgets and Bay Cities Racing Association.

Alan Krimes at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 20.

Jordon Mallett during USCS Series competition at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala., on March 20.

Channin Tankersley on March 12 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits.

Greg Wilson at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 13 with the USCS Series.

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

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

2021 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Frank Flud - 6 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 7 [two wins]; Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on March 20 [two wins]; and I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 27 [two wins]); Dominic Scelzi - 4 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 5; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on March 13; and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on March 26 and March 27); Seth Bergman - 1 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on March 13); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 27); David Gravel - 1 (The Rev in Monroe, La., on March 13); Chase Johnson - 1 (Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 27); Alan Krimes - 1 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 20); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala., on March 20); Channin Tankersley - 1 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 12); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 13).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Kingshott Collects Another Podium

For the fourth occasion in their 2020-21 season campaign, Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team during last Saturday night’s second Triple Crown Series round collected a minor podium finish.

After coming close yet again to a breakthrough win with the Krikke Motorsport team, Kingshott fought hard throughout the 30-lap feature race with eventual winner Callum Williamson but in the end had to settle for second.

Kingshott had qualified on pole position for the feature race and set the pace for the opening seven laps, before losing the lead to Williamson. Despite his best efforts, which included an unsuccessful chance to take the lead back when Williamson was bulked by a lapped car, Kingshott greeted the chequered flag in second place.

“I had a pretty good shot to get the win on the night, but we had a few things not go my way and I had to settle for second,” commented the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver, who had earlier in the night topped the time sheets in qualifying and then won his opening heat race and in his second heat race battled with a broken torsion bar to finish in fifth.

“I felt pretty good out there during the feature race as I yet again had a great car underneath me, and with it being so competitive out there, you can’t give anyone an inch, as that can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing.”

With only one race meeting left in the 2020-21 season campaign – the third and final Triple Crown Series round on the Saturday night of April 17 at the Perth Motorplex – Kingshott is hungry to get a win for the Krikke Motorsport team.

“I’d love to finish my first season with the Krikke Motorsport team on the top step of the podium, and it’d be the perfect way to thank the team for this wonderful opportunity that was presented to me with this season,” Kingshott said.

“The goal from the beginning of the season was to just have fun and hopefully challenge for top-five results, but as the season has went on, the goal shifted to challenging at the pointy end of the field.”

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2020-21 season by:

Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media RPM Race Products Performance Racegear P1 Advanced Racewear Resolve Automotive Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available on the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

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

 

 

MARYSVILLE RACEWAY

(March 31, 2021)

Welcome Back Fans; New Online Ticket Platform

“Guess who is back, back again, fans are back, tell a friend,” sang track photographer Casey Lee, in honor of rap artist Eminem, once he caught wind that Marysville Raceway front grandstand is open for business this Saturday night. On Tuesday, Yuba County officials announced they were moving into the less restrictive Red Tier. This will allow Marysville raceway to open back up the grandstands to our loyal fan base.

“There is still nothing like sitting in the stands, smelling the fumes and seeing the dirt fly,” said Dennis Gage. “We are excited to have families safely return back to the race track and enjoy an exciting night of live entertainment.”

Winged 360 sprint cars, Dwarf Cars and Limited Late Models are scheduled for this Saturday, April 3rd. Pit gate for the competitors will open at 3 PM. Front grandstand gate will open at 5 PM. Cars will hit the action-packed quarter-mile oval dirt track around 6 PM. Qualifying, heat races and main events will serve as the nights format.

To make things even easier, Marysville Raceway unveiled a new online ticket sale platform for the fans. Please visit our website www.marysvilleraceway.com and then click on the tickets tab. A new page will open and from there you can buy your tickets. Tickets purchased online are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for juniors and seniors and $6.00 for kids. There is a $2.00 fee associated with the purchase.

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If the online ticket quota is not met, we will open the ticket booth at the Raceway on Saturday. Adult tickets will cost $17.00 on race day, $15.00 for juniors and seniors and $8.00 for kids.

With the good news that the grandstands are back open for the families and friends of our competitors, we also want to remind our fans to social distance themselves from other people while at the facility. Masks are recommended to be worn.

“It will be great to see fans back in our vast outdoor grandstands,” said track announcer Troy Hennig. “They bring the energy for the racers and even the track announcer.”

 

 

Phillips Focusing on Winged Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints and Midgets During Busy Season

Inside Line Promotions - BIXBY, Okla. (March 30, 2021) - Elizabeth Phillips is diversifying herself as a race car driver this year.

The 16-year-old has added winged sprint cars to the mix along with some select starts behind the wheel of a midget to go along with a micro sprint campaign.

The goal is to grow as a driver and to improve week by week and race by race.

"Just making the A Feature and getting quality laps is really our focus each time we hit the track," she said.

Phillips has made two starts in a 305ci winged sprint car thus far and is doubling that total this weekend with action on Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"About a month ago was my first 305 start at Red Dirt Raceway," she said. "It was a little rough. We had some engine problems and turned over. We were stronger during our first race at Creek County Speedway. With it being close to home and running there in a micro sprint I'm more familiar with it."

Phillips will tackle approximately 20 sprint car races with the Oil Capital Racing Series and other regional competition this year. She also plans on running for the Rookie of the Year Award in the Outlaw division of the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprints.

"We're shooting for the Rookie of the Year Award," she said. "We got off to a rough start, but hopefully we can get that turned around in Arkansas in a couple of weeks.

"We're not running the complete OCRS season, but if we have good finishes and we make as many points as we can it will be feasible to earn Rookie of the Year there as well."

Additionally, Phillips is working on a midget schedule. It currently entails a handful of races, but could grow depending on her comfort in the race car.

"We've talked with Dave Mac Motorsports about possibly doing Illinois Speedweek," she said. "We'll figure out a few races and then go from there based on how it shakes out."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://elizabethphillipsracing.company.site/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/racing_08e

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth-Phillips-Racing-1724391797775015/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth.phillips08e/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - RibCrib

RibCrib is a barbeque restaurant with locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida and Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.RibCrib.com.

"First, RibCrib's mac and cheese is phenomenal," Phillips said. "Second, they have done everything to support me and promote me. I want to promote them as much as I can. Everyone we've worked with has been awesome. I encourage everyone to stop by a RibCrib and support a business that supports racing."

Phillips would also like to thank Rustic Cuff, Classic Chevrolet Owasso, Tulsa Sod & Mulch, Best Graphics, Hitch It, Fieldhouse Gear, Sharp Advantage, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Simpson Race Products, Speed Shack, Car & Fleet and Marshall Chiropractic for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hoping for Continued Midget Success During USAC Event at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 30, 2021) - Confidence is on Derek Hagar's side this weekend as he tackles a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar will take part in the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge on Friday and Saturday at the bullring in West Memphis, Ark., where he captured a win during his lone midget appearance last year.

"That's our home track," he said. "I know that place as well as anyone. You have to adapt and find the race track. One lap it might be on the bottom and the next it might have moved to the top. I think that's part of an advantage I'll have is knowing how to adapt.

"I think we have a good shot at having a good run, at least making some good laps and being competitive. Consistency and getting comfortable quickly will be key. Luckily we'll have two nights of being in the seat."

Hagar has been hampered by inclement weather and mechanical woes to start his sprint car season, but all is looking up for his first midget start since scoring his career-best Chili Bowl Nationals result in January. Hagar posted a sixth-place showing during his preliminary night before ending a B Main in eighth - just one spot shy of picking up a transfer into the A Main - during the finale. He'll return to the Shawn Wood owned midget he ran at the Chili Bowl Nationals this weekend.

"We have a lot of help this year that we haven't had so I think this year will be a big year with the sprint car and midget stuff," Hagar said. "I'm antsy to go out and make some laps. I know we're competitive and fast in just about everything we get in."

The goal for this weekend is simple.

"My goal is the top five," he said. "I'd love to pick up my first USAC win, but you have to be realistic. These kids are badass these days. They have no fear. You have to drive smarter and be there to capitalize if they screw up."

Hagar noted he will also field midgets for Chase Howard and Austin Wood this weekend and he also plans on running his 360ci winged sprint car on Saturday.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, FK Rod Ends, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Post Seventh-Place Showing at Jason Johnson Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (March 30, 2021) - David Gravel guided Big Game Motorsports to its 10th top-10 result of the season last Saturday during the Jason Johnson Classic.

A rough track made for a challenging night from the start as Gravel qualified 12th quickest.

"I missed it a little in qualifying and messed up in turn three," he said. "That put us behind a little in the heat race. We gained a spot in the heat to start the feature ninth, which wasn't too bad because it was a rough track."

Advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race locked Gravel into a starting position on the inside of the fifth row for the A Main, which was shortened from 41 laps to 30 laps because of track conditions.

"We weren't bad and weren't good," he said. "It wasn't the typical Lake Ozark we're used to, but that's one of the things about dirt racing. The first three or four laps there were two or three guys a corner biking up on two wheels. It's one of those things you balance out the risk versus reward. There were a couple of close calls. We were happy to roll out with a top 10 and move onto the next one."

Gravel's seventh-place result has him tied for the second-most top 10s this season during World of Outlaws competition with eight in nine races.

The World of Outlaws weekend opener at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., rained out on Friday.

The team remains in Missouri this weekend when Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely hosts a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday. Gravel was victorious at the track in 2016.

"Pevely is going to be exciting," he said. "The one time we went there last year during the COVID-19 stuff it was track record speed. It'll be interesting to see what type of track we'll get. We're there twice this weekend and two more times later in the season. You have to be good at Pevely to want to contend in the points. I feel like I've been pretty solid there."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

Advanced tickets for THE SHOWDOWN can be purchased at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true

 

 

Crouch Earns Career-Best Second-Place Result During POWRi's Turnpike Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (March 30, 2021) - Brenham Crouch powered to a career-best runner-up result behind the wheel of a midget last Saturday.

The second-place showing highlighted a stellar weekend during the 8 th annual Turnpike Challenge as the Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports driver won a pair of heat races, garnered the podium performance and finished with two top 10s in three POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature starts.

"It was a good weekend and a step forward following the strong results from the previous week," Crouch said. "I'm continuing to learn and the success is helping build my confidence in a midget."

The opening round of the Turnpike Challenge rained out last Thursday before the weather improved for the remainder of the weekend. I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., hosted back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday. Crouch won a heat race before placing a career-best eighth in Friday's feature. He topped that the ensuing night by rallying from seventh to second in a heat race and closing the night with the second-place showing in the A Main.

"We had a hiccup or two the first night at I-44 that kept me out of the top five," he said. "Night 2 was excellent. I could have been a little more aggressive with Buddy (Kofoid). That was the heaviest traffic I've ever been through. I think I ended up leading 18 laps. I bobbled off turn four and that was enough for him to get a run on me. I didn't know he was there. We pulled even down the backstretch and he nosed me off where the rut was. I had to check up a little to keep from biking up. I was looking to get back by him into turn one and didn't have enough momentum when I went for a slider. When we got back to traffic I got to him again. He threw a slide job on a lapped car. He pushed and I had to check up to stop from running into the back of him and then I pushed. That slowed me down enough for him to get away and I ran out of time to get back to him."

The weekend concluded on Sunday with another heat race victory before a 16 th-place result in the feature following an early race incident.

Next up for Crouch is the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. It will mark Crouch's first time racing at the dirt oval.

"After last weekend's success and learning what we have lately a podium is our goal," he said. "We have two nights to learn the track so I'm looking forward to the next challenge."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (9).

March 27 - I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

March 28 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 16 (5).

MIDGET SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

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"Mobil 1 produces excellent products that help us both in our race cars and in our personal vehicles," Crouch said. "Mobil 1 is also a great supporter of racing so we encourage everyone to support companies that support racing."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

QT and QR It’s All A Part Of Easter Trail!

This weekend’s Easter Sprintcar Trail has attracted a stout field of entrants across all divisions, and now there is even more incentive to Qualify well on Sunday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

With Camden Building and Signage offering $100 for the fastest qualifier in each qualifying group across the entire weekend, as well as additional $100 for the fastest overall qualifier each night, Sunday’s time trial session will carry an extra $200 for the fastest overall qualifier with thanks to Full Throttle Publishing.

All patrons who attend the weekend’s action are reminded that this week’s events in Brisbane should serve as a timely reminder to not be complacent and that completing a QR Code upon entry to each venue is mandatory for everyone!

If you are unable to complete a QR Code Electronically, sign in books will be made available. If using these please complete the forms accurately.

For those with Smart Phones, Premier Speedway offers the QR Code on your printed ticket, so it can be done prior to arrival, while signage within the venue allows for easy completion of the QR Code as well.

Please be reminded that this is a government requirement.

Competitors and Crews are reminded that the Speedway Australia Indemnity can be completed via the Speedway Australia App prior to each of the race days, be sure to select the correct date for each event starting with April 2, 2021 for Friday’s easter Trail opener at Avalon Raceway.

Tickets for all three nights of competition are still available via the following means, with a full list on entrants displayed below:

• Avalon Raceway (Good Friday, April 2) – Tickets on sale via www.avalonraceway.com.au

• Borderline Speedway, Mr. Gambier (Easter Saturday, April 3) - Tickets on sale via www.borderlinespeedway.com.au

• Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool (Sunday April 4) –Tickets on sale via www.premierspeedway.com.au
Click on the Buy Tickets Icon at the top of the Home Page (turn your phone or tablet sideways for better access).

Sprintcar Entries (Entered for all venues unless stated):

A1 Jamie Veal
V2 Domain Ramsay (Avalon)
V3 Darren Mollenoyux
D7 Matthew Reed (Premier)
V8 Bobby Daly
S11 Scott Enderl
VA11 Phil Micallef
V12 Kristy Ellis
S13 Brock Hallett
S16 Joel Heinrich (Borderline & Premier)
V17 Dennis Jones
V18 Sam Millar (Avalon & Premier)
S19 Brad Keller (Borderline)
V19 Sam Wren (Premier)
S20 Glen Sutherland
V20 Brayden Cooley (Borderline & Premier)
T22 Jock Goodyer
VA22 Leigh Mugavin (Premier)
V25 Jack Lee (Avalon & Premier)
S27 Daniel Pestka
V27 Ross Jarred (Avalon & Premier)
V28 Andrew Hughes
V29 Michael Tancredi (Avalon & Premier)
V32 Stephen Spark
N36 Eddie Lumbar (Avalon & Premier)
V36 Daniel Reinhardt
S37 Terry Kelly (Avalon)
V37 Grant Anderson
VA37 Darryl Atkinson
VA38 Stephen McIntyre (Avalon & Premier)
N47 Marcus Dumesny
V48 Adam King (Borderline & Premier)
VA49 Shaun Lyness (Premier)
VA50 Jesse Nicholas
N53 Jessie Attard
V57 Troy Hose
V60 Jordyn Charge
T62 Tate Frost
S63 Ryan Jones (Borderline & Premier)
V63 Kevin Reeves (Avalon & Premier)
V64 David Aldersley (Avalon & Premier)
V68 Brett Milburn
S70 Max Vidau (Borderline & Premier)
V71 Marcus Green
V72 Jake Smith (Avalon & Premier)
V75 Mitch Smith (Avalon & Premier)
VA75 David Donegan
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V92 Matthew Reed (Avalon)
V93 Travis Millar (Avalon & Premier)
V96 Andy Caruana
S97 David Murcott
V98 Peter Doukas

Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail Entries:

W5 Paul Verhoeven
M7 Warwick Taylor
W8 Jamie May
AV10 Allan Pitcher
HA15 Dane Court
HA23 Billy Grist
AV26 Jacob Pitcher
S31 Rod Smith
B39 Gerrard Mabbitt
L56 Neville Gange
S59 Michael Coad
S66 George Woolstencroft
AV67 Tommy Marco
GV69 Steve Robertson
AV75 Raedyn Marco
AV77 Stan Marco Jnr
W88 Howard Stansfield
S97 Daniel Mills
W98 Ewan McKenzie

Late Model Entries (For Premier Speedway April 4, 2021):

V2 Peter Nicola
N6 Bruce Mackenzie
V12 Brock Edwards
T15 Tim Pyke
N17 Lachlan Onley
N19 Todd Bayley
AX21 Chevy Edwards
T22 Callum Harper
V32 Wayne Belk
V71 Domain Ramsay
N99 Ben Nicastri
S110 Jason Robinson

 

 

Excitement, nerves and the Easter Bunny all rolled into one weekend.

The countdown begins for the conclusion of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series for 20- 21.Friday night a new series Champion will be named and now the question is, will this be a name that is already written in the record books and possibly be the first father and son to win, will it be the first three time Champ or will a new name be added. Rusty Hickman is currently 1852; Mark Caruso is 2nd on 1790 and Charles Hunter - 1779. Hickmans Dad Darren was the first driver to win the series back in 2008. “Rusty started his sprintcar career with the series the day he turned 16 and over the years he has gone on to win the SRA Eureka Garages & Sheds Series and been a contracted WSS driver. It would be pretty cool to have his name on the winners shield along with his dad. Mark has won the Championship two times before in 2010/11 and again in 2018/19 so for him to take it out again would be a brilliant achievement just proving again his commitment to 360’s and the series itself. It is Charles Hunter’s first full time attempt at the series and for him to take out No 1 would be one hell of an achievement and very well deserved. Whoever it is I can guarantee it is going to be a nail bitter and I’m excited and nervous all in one.” Promoter Searle tells us.

Newly crowned 360 Vic 1 Brenten Farrer loves the Timmis racetrack and will want to stand on the top step Friday night and finish the series on a high. Both Solomon’s are running with Chris rebuilding a car after destroying his a few weeks back and brother Paul has recently purchased another 360 engine after sitting on the side lines for a few weeks. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock has had a solid season and currently sits in 5th place and a few more points could see him move up to 4th overall. SA10 Steven Caruso is making the trip from SA and is always a solid charger at Mildura being on the podium several times there before. The locals are showing strength again with V6 Cam Waters slotting his 360 in for Easter to run in front of his home crowd, VA99 Corey Sandow, VA52 Jason Bolitho, SA51 Jay Brown and with VA9 McClure Racing putting Brad Warren in the seat for the weekend. Dan Evans is back in his family owned Evans Motorsport SA44 and after running some laps a couple of weeks ago showed speed straight up. Talented Rookie D26 Todd Moule was another to get additional laps at the venue recently. 410 regular SA4 Lisa Walker has decided to lease a 360 for Easter. Walker has been on the podium in the past with the series and is certainly a gasser. V39 Brett Smith, VA91 Dan Scott, SA95 Jarman Dalitz are just few other names for the 28 strong field.

It’s going to be a huge weekend with a Show & Shine on Friday morning, Presentation Party night at the Reddy Pub, Redcliffe on Saturday night and then the drivers all get to do it again on Sunday night with the G1 Logistics 360 Sprintcar Easter Nationals. Get your tickets online so you don’t miss out – B&S Timmis Speedway Facebook page or their website

 

 

Krimes Charges to Top-Five Finish and Points Lead at Lincoln Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (March 31, 2021) - Alan Krimes backed up his recent triumph at Lincoln Speedway with a solid fifth-place effort Saturday night aboard his family owned No. 87 410ci sprint car.

Krimes also finished 19th on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in the Stewart Smith Racing No. 27.

"I'm really still feeling out Stewart's car and starting to get comfortable, so I feel like we're gaining on things," Krimes said. "In regards to our family owned program we obviously have speed, so we're feeling really confident at this part of the season and looking to keep it going."

Krimes finished sixth in a heat race on Friday to lock himself into the A Main at Williams Grove Speedway. On a track that proved tough to pass on, Krimes hovered around the top 15 before pulling off the track early to conserve equipment.

"The track was pretty wet and narrow and honestly a little bit rough for my liking," he said. "We were not really making up a ton of ground, so instead of wearing equipment out we pulled off to see another day and we'll just keep working at it."

Saturday marked a return to his familiar No. 87 sprint car at Lincoln Speedway. He began the night by finishing where he started - eighth - in a heat race. Forced to run the B Main to qualify for the feature, Krimes advanced one position to finish third and garner the 21st starting spot in the main event.

Krimes was on the move early in the feature and by Lap 7 he had cracked the top 10. Staying glued to the bottom lane, Krimes made his way into fifth with three laps remaining and he held on for his third top five of the season. The 16 positions gained earned him the Hard Charger Award as well.

"We started off the night struggling as the track didn't really help us out too much, but we just kind of rode around and stayed patient and got ourselves into the A Main," he said. "I knew we had a good car, but when you're that far back you don't expect to pass that many cars. But the track widened out and really played into our favor. We just got as much as we could and ended up with a pretty good night.

"Honestly, I wish we would have had maybe another five laps or so and I think we might have ended up on the podium. It's hard to complain though when you pass that many cars. I'm really proud of our team's effort."

Krimes will monitor the weather this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway to potentially pilot the Stewart Smith Racing No. 27. He will then return to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday in his family owned No. 87. He enters Saturday's race as the points leader at 'The Pigeon Hills,' where he holds a 20-point advantage in search of his third career track title.

"As long as the track stays the way it has been the last couple of weeks I feel confident in our program," he said. "Any time the track provides you multiple lanes and allows you to race you feel good. We're coming in hot so hopefully we can keep it up."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 19 (16).

March 27 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (21).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://ak87racing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ak87hegone

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/242968755792071

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Abe Service Co.

Abe Service Co. is a veteran owned business in the York, Pa., area known for its personalized customer care and professional services. With more than 20 years of experience, they have the knowledge and expertise to handle any job at affordable rates. For all plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs, sales, service and installation, call 717-252-1774 or visit http://www.AbeServiceCo.com .

"I'm extremely thankful of all the support we get for our race team and Abe Service is a big part of our success," Krimes said. "I appreciate all their support over the years and encourage anyone in need of their services to check them out."

Krimes would also like to thank Osage Piping & Fabricating, Chapel's Country Creamery, Wayne S. Corini, CPA, Beerhill Gang TV, Glick's Auto Body, Smith Titanium, Haas Shocks, Moose Blocks, Roadrunner Racing Fuels and Mike's Powerwash for their continued support.

 

 

Price Makes Family Car Season Debut During Kings of Thunder Doubleheader at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 31, 2021) - Robbie Price climbed behind the wheel of his family owned No. 21p for the first time of the 2021 racing season last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway during a Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars doubleheader.

"It wasn't really anything to get too excited about, but it was nice to get back in our car and get going," he said. "We were a little behind the eight ball each night to start in qualifying and it really set the tone for the weekend."

Price kicked off Friday's program by qualifying 15th quickest among 28 cars in attendance. He followed that up by advancing one position in a heat race to finish fourth and lock himself into the 12th starting spot in the A Main.

Price moved as high as seventh by Lap 3 before a fellow competitor got sideways on the bottom of the track and made contact, ending Price's night early.

"I felt like we had a really good car and I thought we might have had something for them late," he said. "I was confident, but it's tough to say when you get knocked out that early. But we were moving forward and that's a plus."

Price returned to the track on Saturday and laid down a lap of 14.939 seconds in qualifying, which was good enough for 16th quickest. For the second consecutive night he locked himself directly into the feature by finishing in the top five of a heat race.

In the feature, Price struggled to gain momentum after starting 16 th. He was running around the top 15 when a car got sideways on the top of the track and the two made contact. With the nose wing knocked off the car, Price decided to pull off early and conserve equipment.

"I spent way too much time racing folks and not really moving forward on Saturday," he said. "It just seemed we were spinning our wheels and were not really going anywhere."

While the weekend results were not what he was hoping for, Price was happy to be back behind the wheel of his family owned car as he is looking forward to getting his equipment dialed in for what will likely be a busy season.

"We've got a lot of ideas and plans for this season so to get out and just get comfortable and see where we maybe need to get better is a big deal," he said. "You're going to have more bad nights than good nights in this deal so we'll chalk this past weekend up to learning and just try to keep getting better."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (12).

March 27 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 19 (16).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

Price would like to thank Beaufort Self Storage Ltd., Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Components and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com's Bogucki Using ASCS Regional Event at Lake Ozark as Testing Opportunity

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (March 31, 2021) - Scott Bogucki is going to use a doubleheader at Lake Ozark Speedway this weekend as a test session.

The dirt oval in Eldon, Mo., hosts the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region on Friday and Saturday.

"We're going to try a bunch of stuff I've wanted to try, but I don't want to do it at a points race," he said. "It's just fine-tuning."

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver has visited Lake Ozark Speedway six different times with his best performance of a third-place outing occurring during his most recent race there in September 2019. The track welcomes a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheaders this year so this weekend provides an opportunity for Bogucki to learn prior to points races at the oval.

"We've either been in the top three or not very good there," he said. "We'd like to get a little more consistent at that track."

Bogucki's 360ci winged sprint car program is off to a strong start this year as he earned a pair of top-five finishes during the ASCS National Tour season-opening event. After this weekend the ASCS National Tour is scheduled to compete for eight straight weeks before the next off weekend.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region

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, 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.

 

 

PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES TO LAUNCH WEST COAST REGION; CALIFORNIA'S PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TO SERVE AS HOME BASE IN 2021 & BEYOND
By Mike Leone

(March 31, 2021) -


(Pulaski, PA)...After three years of steady growth, the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is primed in 2021 for its biggest and richest season in history. The growth and success of the cost-containment Sprint Car division has caught the eye of many in the racing industry across the country. The Series is now proud to announce the expansion to the West Coast as Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California will launch the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series later this summer.

"I can't even tell you how much we are looking forward to working with Don Kazarian at Perris to develop the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "In fact, I don't think we could have picked a more perfect speedway to introduce the RUSH Sprint Car concept to the West Coast. Perris has long been a hot bed for traditional Sprint Car racing in California showcasing the USAC (United States Auto Club) and CRA (California Racing Association) Series; to now have RUSH become part of that impressive Sprint Car tradition is tremendous."

RUSH Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are in their 15th year of developing Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine racing throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Current programs under the RUSH banner include the Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Stock Cars on dirt along with the Karting Series and Asphalt Series sealing program. A minimum of 38 events for the RUSH Sprint Cars are scheduled in the Northeast in 2021 with drivers competing in the $20,000 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship with $5,000 going to the victor. More than $300,000 in cash point funds and contingencies will be paid out across the Series in 2021.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were launched in 2018 as a true "cost containment" non-wing division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH 602 sealed crate engine sold direct from Pace Performance for $6,140.23 for a base engine package (Part # GMP-88869602-SPD) or $8,905.08 for a dressed engine package (Part #GMP-88869602-SPDX) plus shipping as well as the spec RUSH Hoosier Tires, and $150 sealed/spec Bilstein Shock. Those interested in the RUSH Sprint Car program can contact the RUSH Office for additional details at 724-964-9300 or info@rushracingseries.com.

"Mr. Kazarian was looking for an affordable non-wing Sprint Car division to add to his Perris line-up," explained Emig. "He reached out to Pace Performance about such, and of course everything just fell into place from there. We've always known that the RUSH Sprint Car technical rules are a true cost containment package that could be taken anywhere in the country and achieve the same successful results that we have already seen here in the Northeast in a very short period of time. I have no doubt that by working with Mr. Kazarian at Perris that the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series will prove that to be true!"

"I'm extremely excited to work with RUSH Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone to bring the RUSH Sprint Car Series to the West Coast," stated Kazarian. "With this affordable Series, I believe it will become a "feeder series" to the competitive USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. To be clear, I am not looking to replace the USAC/CRA Series, but believe this will create new stars and new car owners to ultimately compete in the USAC/CRA Series. I want to thank Vicki and Mike for this opportunity and hope to expand the Series to other tracks on the West Coast in 2022."

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly affected everyone across the country, but the restrictions imposed on California have been some of the most stringent. Those restrictions have created a lot of uncertainty, setbacks, and hurdles to overcome for speedways in the Golden State such as Perris and at least one other prominent track that has shown great interest in the RUSH Sprint Car program.

With that said and the late announcement on launching on the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series, the first RUSH Sprint Car race at Perris won't take place until July 16. Other confirmed dates at Perris include July 17, August 21, September 4, September 5, September 25, October 23, and November 13.

A $5,000 Weekly Series point fund has been established with $1,500 to the inaugural champion and paying down 10 positions. There will also be a "Futures Cup" Championship for eligible teenage racers paying $300 to-win. Exact parameters of the Western Series Weekly Championship point system will be announced by early July.

In 2022, the point fund will grow to more than $9,000 with $2,500 to the champion and paying down 15 positions. The 2023 point fund will expand to more than $12,000 with $3,000 to the champion and paying down 20 positions. The goal will be to have the point fund eventually grow to the $20,000+ number that is currently paid out in the Northeast.

2021 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly Series Point Fund ($5,000): 1. $1,500 2. $750 3. $600 4. $400 5. $375 6. $350 7. $300 8. $275 9. $250 10. $200.

2021 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

Projected 2022 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly Series Point Fund ($9,050): 1. $2,500 2. $1,250 3. $800 4. $700 5. $600 6. $500 7. $400 8. $375 9. $350 10. $325 11. $300 12. $275 13. $250 14. $225 15. $200.

Projected 2023 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly Series Point Fund ($12,175): 1. $3,000 2. $1,500 3. $1,000 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $500 8. $400 9. $375 10. $350 11. $340 12. $330 13. $320 14. $310 15. $300 16. $290 17. $280 18. $270 19. $260 20. $250.

For information on the RUSH-sealed Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engines from Pace Performance, contact 888-748-4655. The RUSH Bilstein Shocks will be available through Circle Track Performance (Mel Murphy) at 951-775-1206. The RUSH Hoosier Tires and methanol will be available through PRE 2.0 (Shelly Wooldridge) at 951-295-2997. Authorized RUSH "repair" centers will be established and announced prior to the first RUSH Sprint Car Western Series Event.

Drivers that will be competing in the RUSH Sprint Cars or interested in competing in the class, should send their contact information to info@rushracingseries.com.

Built in 1996, Perris Auto Speedway (The PAS!) is a state-of-the-art racetrack. The half-mile clay oval features a raised back straightaway for easy viewing of the cars over the full-size trailers that pit within the inside of the track so you can see all the action. The track opened on March 30, 1996 and J.J. Yeley won the SCRA Sprint Car event. Perris' weekly program takes place on Saturday nights. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars typically make an appearance in the spring for the So-Cal Showdown. Every fall, Perris hosts the Budweiser Oval Nationals featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, and the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars for all three nights.

Perris Auto Speedway is located two miles east of Interstate 15 off the Ramona Expressway at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571. For more information, contact 951-940-0134, check out their website at www.perrisautospeedway.com, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/californiaautoracing, and follow them on Twitter @perrisautospdwy.
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

Easter Eggstravaganza converges at Placerville Speedway Saturday with four divisions on tap

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 30, 2021…Coming off a successful Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener the Placerville Speedway now turns its attention towards a weekly reunion, with a four division program set to be held during the “Easter Eggstravaganza.”

With fans returning to the stands last week, it brought back the atmosphere that has become such a staple over the years at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring. It certainly elevated the action and this weekend will be another “racing family reunion” of sorts, with a limited number of fans being admitted to the grandstands once again.

Tickets went on sale Monday and will be available on the www.placervillespeedway.com homepage until the maximum number is reached. Pit passes are also available to watch from the hill and can be purchased ahead of time via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App.

Divisions set to entertain the crowd this Saturday include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints presented by PureCrop1. During the most recent full-time season, track championships were pocketed by Andy Forsberg with the Winged Sprint Cars, Nick Baldwin in Pure Stocks and Ryan Murphy with the Mini Trucks.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick captured last week’s SCCT opener over Roseville’s Sean Becker and Redding’s Chase Majdic. All three drivers will return to the red clay this week along with another healthy field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Past champions and race winners are expected to be scattered throughout the entries, making it another can’t miss evening of competition. Last season saw seven different winners in eight events with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360s.

The Pure Stocks are always a big part of the Placerville Speedway season and get their campaign underway at the “Easter Eggstravaganza.” John Ewing last year was the only repeat winner in the division, with other victories going to Ryan Peter, Dan Jinkerson, Jason Palmer and Les Friend. The Mini Trucks season in 2020 was the year of Mike Miller, albeit in a shortened slate. In the four events held Miller snagged three wins and Russ Murphy claimed the other.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars always bring an exciting brand of racing to the Placerville quarter-mile and that will be presented to fans on Saturday, as the Hunt Tour opens its season with presenting sponsor PureCrop1. Their lone appearance last year saw Fair Oaks driver Jake Morgan pick up an entertaining win over Tim Sherman Jr. at the annual “Forni Classic.”

The pit gate will open at 2pm this Saturday, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure and download the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App to purchase pit passes online and help streamline the sign in process this season. The COVID-19 form is also built into Pit Pay, which saves everyone the need to print it out weekly.

To use Pit Pay, participants will download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and create a profile. They can then purchase passes for Placerville Speedway events and sign all waivers electronically. At the track, they will simply proceed to the Pit Pay Priority Line, show their mobile pit pass, and get an armband. For those that don’t have a smart phone, you will still be able to sign in and pay the traditional way.

For those who can’t make it to the track, FloRacing will have flag-to-flag coverage on Saturday. The Placerville Speedway is happy to welcome the broadcast partner back for selected events this year.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com
Join over 13,900 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday April 10: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 18th annual Tribute to Al Hinds
Saturday April 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS TO OPEN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, APRIL 22

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 30, 2021 . . . . . It’s all about, Rub Rails & Rooster Tails when the 32nd season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series opens at the Grandview Speedway, Thursday night, April 22. This star-filled event will showcase the nationally known drivers of the AMSOIL USAC National Non-Wing Sprint Series and the every popular Grandview Speedway 358 Modifieds. Qualifying for both divisions will get underway at 7:30 PM leading up to the $6,000 to win Rub Rails & Rooster Tails 40, paying $6,000 to win the USAC Sprint feature with $3,000 going to the winner of the 358 modified feature event. USAC standout, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK is looking to make it four Thunder wins in a row. Defending 358 Modified Thunder on the Champion Kevin Hirthler is looking to start the Thunder Season with a victory.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

We ask that you bring exact change when purchasing your advance tickets, general admission tickets and Pit Passes. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 are $10 and children 5 and under will be admitted free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

The Thunder continues on Tuesday, June 29 with the return of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week event, dubbed the Hodnett Cup paying $10,000 to the winner of the 35 lap feature. This event is presented in the memory of local sprint car great and former Thunder on the Hill Champion, Greg Hodnett. The 358 Modifieds will gear up for this highly attended program that will have a 7:30 PM starting time.

The USAC Midgets are returning to Grandview for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters on Tuesday night, August 3 in a double-show with the 358 Modifieds. The USAC Midgets are perfect on the high-banked one third mile Grandview oval. This is the second running of the Ken Brenn Midget Masters. Brenn is a well-known midget and modified stock car owner and at one time promoted midget racing at Grandview Speedway. Ken Brenn and his family plan to again be on hand for this event.

Thursday night, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champion sprints will hit the “hill” teaming up with the 358 Modifieds. In 2020, this race was a thriller with Danny Dietrich taking the lead and the win in the final laps from All Star Champion Aaron Reutzel. The 410 Sprints are lightning fast on the Grandview Speedway and this is a must-see event also joined by the 358 Modifieds. Race time is set for 7:30 PM.

The season finale is set for the Saturday night, October 16 with the MODS at the MADHOUSE Triple 20’s for the Big Block/358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman. In 2020, the Triple 20’s event was a big success, attracting a field of fifty modifieds. Kevin Hirthler, Ryan Beltz and Duane Howard shared the Triple 20’s victories and race time for this event is scheduled for 6 PM.

Continued support of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in Fleetwood, PA and Pioneer Pole Buildings. All three sponsors play a key role is the on-going success of the Thunder Series.

In the thirty-one previous years, there has been 140 Thunder on the Hill events with the payout in excess of $4,976,000. The all-time Thunder on the Hill feature winners list is a who’s who of dirt track racings’ local and national stars. To review the stats and history of Thunder on the Hill, please visit our website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Thursday, April 22 USAC National Sprint Car Tour Rub Rails & Rooster Tails 40 $6,000 to Win & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 30 Triple Roaring 20’s Big Block/358 Modifieds Plus Sportsman & Vintage Outlaw Racing Series 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 15 USAC Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic National Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 29 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week $10,000-to-Win Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Cisney Produces First Feature Win of Year During Season Debut in Cowman Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (March 30, 2021) - Dylan Cisney was on a mission last Saturday during his season debut behind the Scott Cowman owned No. 2 sprint car.

Cisney, who had made a handful of starts in his family owned sprint car this year, was efficient every time he hit the track at Port Royal Speedway. The night ended in Victory Lane, marking Cisney's first triumph of the season and his first with Cowman.

"It was pretty neat and was kind of a relief," Cisney said. "I was a little nervous bringing out something different. We had some good runs to start the year. When you're running well it's hard to stop and bring out something different. I was going to be happy with just shaking it down and getting a top 10. It's a huge bonus to pull it out and get a win with it.

"That's what it's all about at the end of the day. Everybody wants to see their car in Victory Lane. For the first time out, to get him in Victory Lane is a sigh of relief. It takes the pressure off of you. I think it proves that he's got good equipment and we have a winning team."

Cisney qualified third quickest in his group session of time trials, which lined him up on the outside of the front row in a heat race.

"You timed just against people in your heat race and they inverted four," he said. "We were third quick and that put us on the outside of the front row. They did the feature lineup heads up and I was in the first heat. The winner was on the pole of the feature. With three heats every position you gained or lost was three spots for the feature. We led every lap and pulled away in the heat race.

"The car felt pretty good. I assumed I had a decent lead, but we don't really talk about that when I get back to the trailer. We talk about the car and what I was doing on the track. The track was a lot different than the last two weeks. It was really heavy to start time trials. It was wide open and still really fast in the heat races. Track position was key because it was a little tough to pass in the heats. Then it got nice and slick for the feature."

The heat race win gave Cisney the pole position for the A Main.

"Starting on the front row I knew I needed to get the jump and try to get in clean air off the bat," he said. "We were struggling with some steering issues with the car all night. I was wanting to get going and have clean track to myself. I didn't think we had the best car the first couple of laps. I felt pretty loose and couldn't push the car very hard. I was waiting for somebody to challenge me. As soon as I'd catch traffic each time a caution would come out so those fell my way.

"When you're the leader it helps you to catch a restart and keep yourself in clean air. It's a little difficult because you don't know what the guys are doing behind you and if the track is changing. I'd try to judge the track based on what the cars are doing in front of me as I'd come up to lap them. It gives me an idea where the track is. Everything just worked out."

Cisney led the distance to post his fifth career victory at his home track.

He plans on racing his family owned No. 5 sprint car this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

2021 FEATURE WINS -

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 27

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Supply, Inc.

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

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

Cisney would also like to thank Gibbsville Cheese, Drydene Performance Products, SCA Incorporated, Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, Hawkeye Transportation of Madrid, Iowa, Rocky Rococo of Sheboygan, Wis., Bruce's Speed Shop, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Behling's Circle Track, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines and Penske Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Seeking Victory During Season-Opening Event at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (March 30, 2021) - Jack Dover is heading to familiar territory this weekend when he invades I-80 Speedway for the Spring Meltdown.

The two-day event runs Friday and Saturday at the high-banked oval in Greenwood, Neb., which is the closest track to Dover's shop - a short 20-minute drive.

"I'm looking forward to getting back there," he said. "It's hard to determine what the track is going to do for the first race. We've seen it super smooth and fast and we've had it rough. Either way we can get around it."

Dover has earned 13 wins, 25 podiums, 30 top fives and 36 top 10s in 44 races during 360ci winged sprint car competition at the track since the start of the 2013 season.

"If we can get through the first weekend with no issues and everything staying together and going smooth it's a good weekend," he said.

Dover is also aiming to kick off his year with a victory for the first time since 2013. He has won his second race of the season during each of the last two years, but it was eight years ago when Dover last garnered his season opener. That event also occurred at I-80 Speedway.

"Our goal is the same as it always is," he said. "I want to win 20 races this year. We've never hit that number and that's what I'm aiming to achieve.

"We're going to try to get 70 shows in this year. Our plan is to race as much as we can. We have 58 races in my car and 18-to-20 shows with Chris and Rick Bowers. We'll do 360 stuff in my car and 410 racing in their car."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Spring Meltdown

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, SSS Motorsports, Husker Diesel, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Graphics, 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.

 

 

Chase Johnson Hustles to USAC Western States and BCRA Midgets Triumph at Bakersfield Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (March 30, 2021) - Chase Johnson captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday during his debut behind the wheel of a Six8 Motorsports midget.

Johnson invaded Bakersfield Speedway for an event sanctioned by the USAC Western States Midgets and Bay Cities Racing Association. It marked the first of approximately a dozen midget races this year with Six8 Motorsports for Johnson.

"I didn't know how everything would play out being with a new team," he said. "I knew they had great equipment and knew what to do on the race car. That part of the equation was known, but there's always an unknown driving for a new team. I've done well at Bakersfield Speedway and that's one of my better midget tracks so I was confident."

Johnson, who captured a non-wing sprint car victory at the track in 2019, set quick time to open the action.

"To get quick time was a good confidence booster," he said. "That started us sixth in the heat race and we needed to finish in the top four to make the feature inversion. It's always a little stressful needing to be in the top four, but I knew we were fast enough. We just had to make smooth, smart laps and we could make our way to the front. We didn't do anything dramatic or overly aggressive. We just took the positions as they came and made sure we didn't get caught up in anyone else's mess."

Johnson hustled from sixth to second place in his heat race. The feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"We had the car to get to the front," he said. "It was about making the right decisions and not getting caught up in someone else's mess. We made sure to stay clear of stuff. The guys in front of us were good drivers so as the race went on we had to be more aggressive to get the positions. We picked them off one at a time. I think we were sitting in third around the halfway point.

"When the track was not rubber down yet around turns three and four I felt like we were a second-place car. Once the rubber came in the car really came to us. We were able to make the right decisions on restarts and be aggressive to be in the right spots."

Johnson took the lead with a daring pass in the closing laps and he led the final three circuits to pick up the win. It was the second USAC Western States Midgets triumph of his career.

Johnson plans on racing a winged sprint car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

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

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

 

 

Sanders Sweeps Season Opening Event at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his season debut in the Justin Sanders Racing No. 17 machine on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, Justin Sanders had a great night as he clean swept the event and picked up his fourth win of the 2021 season.

“It was a great night at Ocean Speedway,” Justin Sanders said. “To clean sweep the night is pretty cool, and hopefully we can continue to show a ton of speed there all year.”

Friday night at his home track, Ocean Speedway, Sanders got the night started by timing the North County Plastering/Alkaline88/Andy’s Construction machine timed in fastest in time trials with 27 cars in the pit area.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Sanders would have his elbows up on the rough and tumble racing surface as he was able to power his way forward and pick up the win and safely put himself in the Dash.

The zero-inversion pill would then place the Aromas, CA pilot on the front row of the six-lap Dash, where he would race his way to the win and earn the right to start on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track still very tacky and rough, Sanders would get off to a fast start in the feature event as he was able to keep Tanner Carrick at bay in the early goings. Setting a torrid pace around the scenic ¼ mile bullring, Sanders would look very strong out front until a caution was needed on the 17th circuit.

The ensuing restart would see second running, Tanner Carrick challenge Sanders for the top spot, but Sanders was able to keep him at bay. While the duo did put on an entertaining battle in the race’s closing laps, Sanders was able to keep the top spot and cap off the sweep.

“It’s cool to get another win, and cool to win at our home track,” Sanders added. “Thanks to everyone who helps us out on the 17 car.”

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 is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-4, Top 5’s-4, Top-10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Wins Sprint Car Challenge Tour Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick bounced back from a tough night in Stockton one week ago in a big way as he finished second on Friday night at Ocean Speedway before winning Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener at Placerville Speedway.

“We have had such a fast car all year long, and we were really close to sweeping the weekend,” Tanner Carrick said. “I made a coupe mistakes on Friday night that cost us a shot, and on Saturday I made sure to not make those same mistakes and it worked out.”

Carrick had a very fast CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83t machine on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as he would earn quick time honors in his qualifying group before finishing second in his heat race.

Moving into the Dash draw, the 1 pill placed the Lincoln, CA driver on the front row of the Dash alongside veteran ace, Sean Becker. With Becker getting the jump, Carrick would settle for second and still have a front row starting position for the 35-lap feature event.

Getting the jump, Carrick would look very strong out front as he paced the field in the early goings, before the flow of the race would be mired by cautions and stoppages.

Still able to lead the way, Carrick’s pace would get slowed up in traffic and it would allow Sean Becker and Chase Majdic to close in on him in the closing laps and make things exciting up front.

On the 28th lap, the caution would fly and would pause the battle and give Carrick clear track up front. The final seven laps would see Carrick give himself some breathing room as he went on to pick up his first feature event win of the 2021 season.

Friday night Carrick was also in action as his team made the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA to take part in the track’s season opening event.

Timing in second fastest in time trials on Friday night, Carrick would finish third in his heat before a second place finish in the Dash put him on the front row of the feature event.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside Justin Sanders, Carrick would flank Sanders for the race’s first 17 laps until a caution flag paused the action. Back underway, Carrick would keep pace with Sanders and the duo would put on a show in the closing laps.

Battling hard in the final circuits, Carrick would not have enough to get by Sanders, as he held on to finish second.

“Justin Sanders is so good at Ocean Speedway, and you have to be on your game to beat him, and he just drove a mistake free race,” Carrick said. “But to win at Placerville again is huge, and for it to be the SCCT opener is special after I blew it off the edge leading this race back in 2019. Again, thank you to everyone who makes this possible.”

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: 9, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Sean Becker and Monhoff Racing Second at Sprint Car Challenge Tour Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- After finishing second in what he called a Sprint Car Challenge Tour tune up with Monhoff Racing a couple weeks back at Marysville Raceway, Sean Becker was able to pick up another second-place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway with the SCCT.

“We had a great night, and the cars had a lot of speed every time we hit the track,” Sean Becker said.

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Sean Becker and Dan Monhoff were in action for the opening round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action where Becker would open the night up by timing in fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would settle into the third position as he chased after second running Ryan Robinson, and race leader Ryan Bernal. Needing to only run in the Top-4 to earn a spot in the Dash based on his qualifying effort, Becker would hang on to third and move into the aforementioned Dash as well as the feature event.

Pulling the two pill in the Dash redraw, Becker would line up alongside Tanner Carrick in the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Getting the jump, Becker would race his way to the win, and put the Monhoff Racing machine on the pole for the first SCCT feature event of the 2021 season.

At the drop of the green flag, Becker would slip back to second as Carrick got the jump on him in the feature event. Running in second for the first eight laps, an early restart would see Becker falter and fall all the way back to fourth.

Moving back to third on lap 15, Becker would find himself back in second on the 17th lap. After a lap 17 cautions flag was needed, the next 11 laps would be an all out war between Becker, race leader, Tanner Carrick, and third running, Chase Madjic in what was a wild three car battle for the lead.

As the trio raced hard through traffic, a caution on the 28th lap would end the battle and give race leader, Tanner Carrick a clear track.

The final seven markers would see Becker close in on Carrick but would settle for second when the race drew to a close.

“I am bummed I couldn’t get this team a win, but I am fully confident we can put ourselves in contention for more wins no matter what rack we go to,” Becker said.

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

ON TAP: Becker will return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he climbs back aboard the Vertullo Motorsports No. 83V.

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.

 

 

Willie Croft Fourth During Sprint Car Challenge Tour Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Willie Croft would pilot his self-owned No. 29 machine to a fourth-place finish during the opening round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

“It was a pretty good night for us overall,” Willie Croft said. “I think it was maybe the third time I have had the No. 29 out in the last 18 months, and honestly we didn’t change much all night. It was balanced really well from the time we unloaded, and we brought home a fourth-place finish.”

With 37 cars checked in at Placerville Speedway for the first SCCT race since the 2019 season, Croft got off to a very nice start as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/Rudeen/Art’s Craft Beer Palace backed No. 29 machine in fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Colfax, CA driver would pick up a third-place finish in his heat race and move into the High Sierra Industries Dash, as well as the opening night feature event.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Croft would take the green flag in the third row for the 35-lap finale. With the surface starting to blow off for the feature event, drivers would have a couple of different line choices to use on the ¼ mile bullring.

Running inside the Top-5 early in the feature event, Croft would work his way up to fourth.

Trying to make the high side work, Croft would carry speed, however the bottom was too good at this time and he would lose a few positions and slip back to eighth before he was able to get back to the bottom.

As the race moved along, things began to get wild, and the race would soon be interrupted by a myriad of stoppages. Using restarts to his advantage, Croft would slowly work his way back forward and he would reclaim a spot in the Top-Five.

A restart on the 28th lap would see Croft take over the fourth spot where he would go onto finish on this night.

“I tried to use the top at one point and felt pretty good, but the bottom was still really fast and we lost a few spots as I kind of got stuck up there,” Croft said. “Once we got back to the bottom, we were still good, and I was able to get back up and get a Top-5.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, Rudeen, Art’s Craft Beer Palace, Amerikote, ButlerBuilt , SCI, Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2021.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is not yet decided on his next race at this time.

C&M Motorsports will also be back in action at the Trophy Cup this weekend as Arkansas resident, Tim Crawley will handle the driving duties.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Cox Fights Back For Seventh Place Finish at Sprint Car Challenge Tour Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though disappointed with the seventh-place finish on Saturday night, Justyn Cox showed a ton of speed in the C&M Motorsports No. 7c on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as he would come from the back of the pack after a mid-race incident while battling for the race lead.

“It has been an eventful start to our season together, and I thought Saturday night we were finally going to have that great night that this team deserves,” Justyn Cox said. “We had a ton of speed and got into second, but unfortunately close quarters racing left us turned around on the 16th lap and forced us to the back of the pack.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Lund Construction backed No.7c machine in second fastest in his qualifying group, the Clarksburg, CA driver would take advantage of the front row starting position in his heat race and score the win.

By picking up the win, Cox moved into the Dash, where a fifth-place finish placed him in the third row to start the 35-lap feature event.

When the race went green, Cox would slip back to sixth as he worked the bottom groove in the early stages of the race. Opting to try to the high side in three and four with a cushion starting to build, Cox would come alive and begin to work his way forward.

When the race’s first caution flag flew, Cox sat in the fourth position. When the green lights flashed back on, Cox made a nice move to overtake the second position and begin chasing after Tanner Carrick.

Another caution flag would put Cox alongside Carrick and Cox would actually pull ahead of the leader only to see the yellow lights flash and negate his move.

Back underway, Cox would continue to chase Carrick as he now dipped to the low side of the speedway.

Getting under Carrick the battle was on. On the 16th lap, close quarter racing action would result in Cox’s machine spinning out and coming to a stop facing the wrong direction.

Forced to the back of the pack, Cox would flex his muscles as he raced his way back through the field. Using a ton of restarts to his advantage, Cox would salvage the night with a seventh-place finish.

“I honestly feel like we had the best car on Saturday night, and that is a huge testament to all the work that Cody has been doing thus far in 2021,” Cox said. “With us getting to our season in Placerville, I feel like we have a great baseline and should equate to a very successful season.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Forsberg 13th at SCCT Opener After Late Race Tangle

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing had a solid night going with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway. Unfortunately, with just seven laps to in the feature event, Forsberg would endure some contact after jumping the cushion, and would end up finishing 13th after going to the back of the pack.

“The night got off to an okay start for us,” Andy Forsberg said. “We timed in third fastest in our qualifying group, and we won our heat race, but I still felt like we were chasing speed. In the feature we were up to fourth, but I smoked it into three and four and got over the cushion and endured some contact as I tried to get straightened back out.”

With 37 cars on hand for the opening round of the 2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour campaign, Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Forsberg was able to get the jump on the lightning-fast surface and race to the win, punching his ticket into the Dash by doing so.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, the Auburn, CA driver would line up in the second row for the 35-lap SCCT feature event. Hanging inside the Top-Five in the early stages of the race, Forsberg would actually slip back to seventh just before the races’ halfway point as the track changed a lot during the duration of the 35-lapper.

In the midst of pure chaos at times, Forsberg would capitalize on restarts as he was able to work his way back into the Top-5, and up to fourth by the time a caution flew on the 28th lap.

The ensuing restart would see Forsberg take a run at the leaders, and in doing so he went use the high side in turns three and four. Getting his right-rear- up over the cushion, Forsberg would endure contact as he got his machine straightened out and it would result in damage to the rear end, including a flat left rear.

Able to change the tire, Forsberg would restart in the 14th starting position, and would pick up a spot as he limped home to a 13th place finish.

“We have some kinks to work out, but it is still very early in the season,” Forsberg said. “These guys have already been working very hard, and hopefully this weekend we will be a little closer to where we want to be.”

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 slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the track’s weekly opener.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Feature Event Issue Brings Ryan Robinson’s SCCT Opener To Close

PETERSEN MEDIA: The opening round of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener got off to a good star for Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing, however a couple of incidents in the feature event would bring his night to an early end.

“We had a pretty good start to our night and set ourselves up well for the feature, but we were involved in a pair of incidents in the ‘A’ that ultimately ended our night early.”

Timing the Mako Farms/LP Holdings/RPI backed No. 14w in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, the Roseville, CA driver was able to get a great start in his heat race that propelled him up to second.

Needing to pick up the win for a berth in the Dash, Robinson could not chase down Ryan Bernal, but the second-place finish was good enough to place him 10th on the starting grid for the 35-lap feature event.

With the track widening out over the course of the night, it was starting to blow off the feature event and offered up two distinct lines to the field.

When the race came to life, Robinson settled into the 10th spot where he ran for the first part of the race until contact caused him to endure a flat right rear tire.

Able to make repairs, Robinson would tag the tail end of the field as he looked to work his way forward against the star-studded field.

Robinson would work his way back up to the 13th spot where he ran when a caution flew with just seven laps to go in the race. When the race went back green, a stack up in turns one and two resulted in Robinson spun around, bringing out his second and final caution of the night as he was credited with a 17th place finish.

“It was a bummer to have our night end like it did, but that’s part of it,” Robinson said. “Thanks to Todd and the guys for their hard work and putting a really good car out on the track.”

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-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Robinson and Weiher Racing are TBD on their next event.

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

 

 

Ballou 2nd at ‘No Way Out 40’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action for the first time since the USAC opener back in February, Robert Ballou put on a show Saturday night during the ‘No Way Out 40’ at Brownstown Speedway as he charged from 10th to finish second.

“It was a tricky surface that was slick and rough, so you kind of had to hammer it, but had to be cautious of some holes,” Ballou said. “We had a couple of close calls, but happy to finish and land on the podium.”

Finishing fourth in his heat race aboard the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 machine, ‘The Mad Man’ would line up 10th on the grid for the 40-lap feature event on a surface that offered up little bit of everything.

From the fifth row, Ballou would do a great job of fighting his way forward as he ripped around the Brownstown Speedway. Chasing after the likes of Paul Nienhiser and Kevin Thomas Jr, Ballou would have a couple of close calls as he hooked a couple of holes wrong.

Upsetting his car in a big way at one point during the race, Ballou actually would lose three spots in doing so. Despite the close calls, Ballou would continue to toe the line as he was able to get by Nienhiser late and take over the second position where he would go on to finish.

“It felt good to get back racing, and I am happy with these new cars,” Ballou said. “We have some learning to do still, but we will be ready for ‘The Burg’ this weekend.”

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 return to USAC action on Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, IN.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins- 0 Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 2

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.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Third at Brownstown Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard the KO Motorsports No. 5n on Saturday night in Brownstown, IN at the ‘No Way Out 40’, Paul Nienhiser would have a very strong showing that culminated with a third-place finish.

“It was my first time at Brownstown Speedway, and I was happy to get back in the KO Motorsports entry,” Nienhiser said. “It wasn’t a USAC show technically, but it was basically our USAC field minus a few guys and a great way to see how we measured up.”

Lining up third in his heat race aboard the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadworks/Peterbilt backed No. 5n machine, Nienhiser would find himself in a spirited battle with Brady Bacon in heat race action. Able to get the win, Nienhiser would find himself in the second row to start the 40-lap feature event.

With the waving of the green flag, the Chapin, IL driver was able to jump into the second position before the red flag flew on the race’s third lap.

The restart would see Nienhiser power around Kevin Thomas Jr to take command of the race as he looked very strong out front as he dodged the holes and worked around the slicked off surface.

On the 24th lap, Nienhiser would see Thomas get back by him, and Robert Ballou would soon overtake him for the second spot as Nienhiser was back in third.

Able to keep his machine on the podium, Nienhiser capped the 40-lap feature event with a very strong third place finish.

“It was probably lack of experience in a longer non-wing race but I smoked my tires and we just kind of held on the late half of the race,” Nienhiser explained. “Still, finishing third in that field was a huge confidence builder for me, and with my teammate Chase Stockon running fourth, our team is very optimistic about the season ahead as we really get going. I can’t thank the whole group at KO Motorsports enough for their hard work and giving me a really nice piece to race.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Nienhiser is hoping to run his PNR No. 9x with the World of Outlaws on Friday night before heading to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday to resume the USAC season with KO Motorsports.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Third at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night, Justyn Cox and the Cox Family Racing team headed to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where Cox would pick up a third-place finish on a very old school, rough and heavy racing surface.

“We don’t often get the chance to run the family car, so we always get off to a bit of a slow start as we reacclimate,” Cox said. “But we get better as the night goes on, and we did that on Friday. It was heavy and rough, and we made some good laps, I just couldn’t catch the leaders.”

With 27 cars on hand for the first event of the year at Ocean Speedway, Cox timed the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/MDW backed No. 31c machine in fifth fastest in time trials.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver would move into the Dash based on his qualifying time though the zero-inversion lined him up fifth on the starting grid.

Able to gain a spot and finish fourth, Cox would take the green flag from the fourth starting position for the 30-lap feature event. When the green flag flew, Cox was able to get into the third position as he chased after Justin Sanders and Tanner Carrick.

With the track rough, Cox was constantly changing his line up to avoid some of the ruts and holes and was able to do so and keep his position.

A restart just past the race’s halfway point would bunch the field back up, but Cox just couldn’t get up to the lead duo as he continued to hold on to the third position where he would go on to finish.

“We had a good car, and I could keep pace with the lead duo, but we just could not get to them,” Cox added. “Thanks to Rodney and everyone on the team for their hard work.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Cox will be back in the C&M Motorsports entry on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Wild Ride Ends Andy Gregg’s Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg kicked his 2021 season off on Saturday night as he piloted the Brown Eagle Racing No.01 during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season opening event. Amidst a very strong run, Gregg would find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time on lap 28 and it resulted in him taking a wild ride and ending his night.

“It was fun to get back out to Placerville Speedway and get our season started,” Andy Gregg said. “We had a really good night going, but unfortunately cars got together in front of me, and I had nowhere to go and ended up getting upside down.”

With 37 cars on hand for the first SCCT event since the November 2019 finale, Gregg would time his entry in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Diamond Springs, CA pilot would finish third on a locked down surface early in the night. By way of his finish, Gregg would transfer directly into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 11th starting spot.

With the track widening out and slicking off in spots leading up to the feature event, Gregg would get his entry rolling forward. Slicing and dicing around the Placerville Speedway, Gregg would find himself up in the eighth spot.

As the laps clicked off, action picked up the race would be mired with caution flags and stoppages. Running inside the Top-10, Gregg’s night would come to an abrupt end on the 28th lap and cars would get together in front of him leaving him with nowhere to go.

Gregg would get upside down and the damage would be far too extensive for his night to continue.

“It was a bummer to end our night like that, but I have to thank Brian Brown and all of the guys for their hard work,” Gregg said. “I am very excited for this coming week as we kick off what will be the final season with our family No. 16x car.”

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, 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 returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Mid-Race Restart Hinders Justin Sanders and Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to build off their early season success at the Silver Cup, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports were in contention for a third consecutive win together on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, until a mid-race restart left Sanders spun around and facing the wrong direction.

“Dale’s car has been really good so far in our first three races together, and we had a good enough car to win on Saturday night,” Justin Sanders said. “Unfortunately, we all kind of got bottled up on a restart and we got the short end of the stick and ended up spun around.”

The Aromas, CA driver got his night off to a quick start with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as he timed in second fastest in his time trial group and put the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No 4sa on the front row of his heat race.

Leaving the field in his wake in heat race action, Sanders would pick up the win and earn a spot in the Dash where the three-pill placed him in the second row of the six lap event.

Finishing third in the Dash, Sanders was set for the 35-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the third starting position.

Slipping back to fourth on the opening circuit, Sanders would quick jump into third as be battled with the likes of Sean Becker and Tanner Carrick. Continuing to run in third, Justyn Cox would enter the fray making for an tight battle up front.

On a lap 14 restart, cars would bottle neck getting into turn one, and contact would result in Sanders getting turned around in turns one and two, forcing him to the back of the pack.

Restarting 22nd, Sanders would slowly work his way back forward as he would get as high as the 14th spot, before retiring from the event and getting an 18th place credit.

“We have a very fast car, and I am looking forward to trying again on Saturday night.”

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- 3, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Austin Liggett Picks Up Pair of Third Place Finishes with USAC

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett spent his weekend competing with USAC on the West Coast picking up a third-place finish with USAC/CRA on Friday night, and a third-place finish with the USAC Western States Midgets on Saturday night.

“Overall, it was a really good weekend for this race team,” Austin Liggett said. “We haven’t even hit our stride yet and we had two cars that were knocking on the door for wins so that has us all excited about the year ahead.”

Friday night, Liggett checked in at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for a night of action with the USAC/CRA Series. With 20 cars checked in, Liggett timed the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 in 10th fastest in qualifying.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Tracy, CA pilot would finish fourth and move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 10th starting position.

With a very stout car underneath him, Liggett was able to make some bold moves on the 1/3-mile oval that saw him quickly work into the Top-5. Racing his way into third, Liggett would look for a way to the front in the closing laps. Witt things not quite playing out in his favor, Liggett would hang on to the podium spot and cap his night off with a third-place finish.

Saturday night the team headed south and checked in at Bakersfield Speedway for a USAC Western States Midget event. With 20 cars also checked in for the series’ season opener, Liggett would get off to a quick start as he timed in third fastest in time trials.

Taking the green flag from the sixth position in heat race action, Liggett would continue to flex his muscle as he powered his way to an impressive third place finish, putting him fourth on the starting grid for the feature event.

Jumping into second at the race’s onset, Liggett would hold down the second position as he chased after early leader, Davey Ray. Stalking Ray, Liggett would make a move on the 24th lap to grab the race lead.

Once in the lead, Liggett would begin to pull away as he looked to be well on his way to a feature event win. That is until a late caution set up a green-white-checkered finish.

The ensuing restart saw Liggett get out to the lead but he was feel pressure from Chase Johnson and Ray. As Johnson was able to pull away, Liggett would keep pace and look to make a move on the last lap. As Liggett closed in on Johnson, he would endure a big move from Ray, and it would relegate him to a third-place finish.

“Saturday night we had a great car, and I thought we had it,” Liggett said. “Unfortunately that caution bunched us all back up, and a couple moves didn’t go our way and we ended up third. Thanks to my guys for all their help during two nights of racing.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action on April 10th in Hanford, CA.

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

 

 

Kalib Henry Nets SCCT Top 5

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports kicked their 2021 campaign off as Henry raced his way to a fifth-place finish in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener.

“We had good speed early, I just felt a little off and a little rusty,” Kalib Henry said. “We timed in okay, and raced into the feature event and came away with a Top-5 which is good opening night.”

Timing the McColloch’s RV Repair/Express Sewer and Drain/Davis Painting backed No. 17 machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, Henry would line up on the front row of his heat race.

With the track still fast for heat race action, Henry would settle into second as he gave chase to Andy Forsberg. Unable to find a way past Forsberg, Henry would settle for a second-place finish which placed him ninth on the starting grid for the 35-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Henry would run a patient race as he machine was on the tight side with the track still fast. Playing the long game, Henry’s car would slowly come to him though passing would still prove to be tough.

A late red flag turned into an open red and it allowed for the Henry’s crew to make some adjustments on his machine. The adjustment’s proved to be beneficial for the Mather, CA driver as he was able to pick up a couple of positions in the final seven laps and close his night out with a fifth-place finish.

“Normally I wouldn’t be too excited with a fifth-place finish, but with how rusty I felt it was a really good end result for us,” Henry added. “We had speed all night and that has me really excited for the next SCCT race in Petaluma, CA. Big thanks to Nick and Kerry McColloch for allowing me to driver their car, my dad for his wealth of knowledge, and all of the partners that support this team.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Express Sewer and Drain, Davis Truck Painting, ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, ADCO Driveline, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports and Henry will return to action together on April 24th in Petaluma, CA.

 

 

Tough Weekend For Blake Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2021 has been good to Blake Carrick thus far. Though the team continued to showcase a ton of speed over the weekend in Watsonville, CA and Placerville, CA, both feature events were tough on the Lincoln, CA driver has he endured two DNF’s.

“We had really good speed both nights,” Carrick said. “Friday night we were running third when I biked on the rough track and blew our left rear tire off, and on Saturday night I was inside the Top-10 when I got over the cushion and fell off the track and opted to pull into the pits.”

Getting in two more nights of action over the weekend, Carrick kicked his weekend off at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where he would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine in fourth fastest in time trials on a very heavy and rough surface.

Lining up third in heat race competition, Carrick would not get the jump he had hoped for but was still able to finish fifth, garner a transfer, and earn a Dash berth based on his time trial efforts.

Finishing third in the six lap Dash, Carrick would take the green flag from the inside of the third row for the 30-lap feature event. When the action went green, Carrick settled into third as he chased after older brother, Tanner, who ran ahead of him in second.

Chasing after the leaders on a surface that remained very treacherous, Carrick’s night would come to an end on the 17th lap as he caught a hole wrong, and it results in him blowing his left rear tire off the wheel.

Regrouping from the bad luck and traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s opening event, Carrick would stop the clocks with the fastest lap of the night overall in time trials, before finishing second in his heat race.

Moving into the High Sierra Industries Dash, Carrick would finish eight, placing him in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event.

With the surface starting to widen out as the race went green, Carrick would hold strong inside the Top-10. Running eighth for the first half of the race, Carrick would get his mount over the cushion in turns one and two and bring out the caution.

Restarting from the back of the pack, Carrick would pick up a few positions until he was lapped on the 24th lap and opted to pull his car back to the pit area.

“Good to have speed, and we will look to keep that speed this weekend at both tracks again, but hopefully put together some better results,” Carrick added.

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

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

 

 

Reutzel and Roth Motorsports Sixth at Jason Johnson Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- With Mother Nature factoring into Roth Motorsports’ weekend plans, Saturday’s Jason Johnson Classic was able to run as scheduled and Aaron Reutzel came home with a sixth place finish.

“The rain all week really made for a rough and tumble surface, and it gave the track some character,” Reutzel said. “It was a decent night for our race team, but we still want to be a little better so we will go to work and see what we can do in Pevely, MO this week.”

With rain washing out Friday’s scheduled event at US 36 Raceway, Saturday’s tilt at Lake Ozark Speedway was able to proceed, though the weather created a very rough and fast racing surface.

Reutzel would open the night up by timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock backed No. 83 mount in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Clute, TX runner would pick up a third-place finish, which would then place him in the fourth row for the 30-lap Jason Johnson Classic feature event.

As the race came to life, Reutzel would keep pace in the Top-10 as the first six laps ripped off in no time at all until the red flag was needed.

Once the accident was cleared, the next 24-laps would be a test of strength and determination on the dauting surface. Reutzel would turn in lightning-fast laps, though positions would be hard to pick up.

Able to gain a couple of spots, Reutzel would move into sixth as he chased after Carson Macedo. The hammer down surface, would continue to showcase a ton of speed and made passing difficult even in the closing stages.

When the checkered flag flew, Reutzel brought the Roth Motorsports machine home with a sixth-place finish.

“I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support and allowing us to run with these guys nightly,” Reutzel added . ”Our car is feeling good, and we will try to get back in victory lane this weekend.”

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, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Reutzel and Roth Motorsports are back to work this weekend at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-13

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

 

 

Amantea Learns Throughout Challenging Sprint Car Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (March 30, 2021) - Joey Amantea started off his rookie campaign behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car last Saturday night at Bridgeport Speedway.

Amantea kicked off the United Racing Club event by finishing one spot shy of locking into the A Main in fifth during a heat race. He started the B Main from the third position, but a mixture of rookie mistakes and tough track conditions plagued him as he settled for seventh.

"It was a day-time surface and the track was pretty locked down to where it was tough to pass on," he said. "Tire wear was an issue and some of it was me being a rookie, but ultimately we just struggled to really get momentum.

"Really it was about as disappointing of a debut as we could've had, but that's the way it goes when you're learning. It was nice to get the season going, but ultimately it shows I've got a lot to learn still."

While short of his expectations, Amantea was happy to get some laps under his belt to start the 2021 racing season. With his focus in past years aimed toward wingless racing, he understands that the transition to winged competition will take some time and may be a struggle to begin.

"Winged racing is so much different than what I'm used to and to be honest I think it was kind of an eye opener," he said. "It's something I've got to work on. I've just got to be prepared to know this isn't going to be easy all the time."

Next up for Amantea will be a trip to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and a return to Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday. Both nights are with the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints. Amantea is hoping that a return to wingless competition will help spark his season and bring his team some early season results to build on.

"I really enjoy wingless racing and I think maybe taking off the wing will help me get more comfortable and we can feed off that momentum," he said. "We can only go upwards from our first week out and I'm almost looking at this weekend as a fresh start."

This will be the Mt. Pocono, Pa., native's first-ever trip to Williams Grove Speedway. While he's seen races at the track in video and is aware of the Speedway's history, he's never actually visited the facility. To prepare for the challenge, Amantea has been logging laps on iRacing to gain a sense of familiarity with the unique track.

"Just being able to look at the track and getting a visual of what the track will look like behind the cockpit and such is a huge benefit as I've really never ran these big sprint car tracks," he said. "I'm looking forward to going down the backstretch under the bridge and just taking in every aspect of this experience. I can't wait to get there and see what we can do without the wing on."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 7 (3).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., with the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Stinger Race Fuel Products, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Joining All Stars at Attica Raceway Park This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (March 30, 2021) - Greg Wilson has a slightly different plan this year when it comes to the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions schedule.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team will be running a majority of the points-paying races, but have alternate plans for a handful of weekends. This marks the first time in more than a decade that Wilson recalls not racing for points with any series.

"I'm fortunate that all of our partners are working with us to make that possible," he said. "When the people who believe in you and help your team believe in the game plan you lay out and then with the year starting off like it has with us being more competitive, it's a huge confidence booster. It takes the pressure off when you see things play out the way they are playing out. We put a schedule together that will benefit our race team all the way around and get it back to where we can be up front more nights than we're not."

The points season begins this weekend as Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, hosts the Core and Main Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Wilson plans on being at both shows and he has high expectations thanks to his success at the track throughout the years as well as his current three-race podium streak.

"I'm excited to get back after it as our schedule picks up pretty good here," he said. "And I'm excited to get back in the 410 car. We want to see if some of the stuff we've been doing (in the 360 division) carries over. Attica is one of those tracks where you have to be good, but it's one of those places that it changes throughout the night a lot. You really have to be on it as a driver to be able to do what you need to do to get by cars. The lane changes a lot of times from one end to the other. You have to be able to search and figure out what works best."

Wilson earned a pair of seventh-place results at Attica Raceway Park last year. He currently ranks fifth in all-time wins at the oval with 19 visits to Victory Lane.

"We have one goal, one agenda," he said. "That's to go win two races this weekend. Any place you've had a lot of success at, you pull through the gate with a little more confidence. Our whole goal is to get our team back competitive and have fun and go to the track to win every single night. It'll be nice going to a place where we've had a few wins."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Core and Main Spring Nationals with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lubbock Wrecker Service

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. They provide full staff manning their facility 24 hours a day, rain or shine. For more information, visit https://lubbockwrecker.com/.

"We're grateful for the partnership of Lubbock Wrecker Service, which has been a long-time supporter of racing," Wilson said. "The team at Lubbock Wrecker Service has been tremendous and we're looking forward to a successful season together."

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


 

 

MOVIN' IN MISSOURI: Marks Charges from 20th to 8th at Lake Ozark
Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions title chase begins

CARLISLE, PA. - March 30, 2021 - Rain washed away the opening night of action on the calendar for Brent Marks and CJB Motorsports. Yet, as the month of March ended, the team saved a thrilling run for last.

Scheduled action at US 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. on Friday, March 26th was canceled due to rain. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series was next in action at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Mo. for the Jason Johnson Classic. Marks timed in 25th, finished 7th in his heat race and 2nd in the Last Chance Showdown. For the feature, Marks charged from 20th to 8th to score a top-10 finish.

"We didn’t get the night started all that well," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolf-Run Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "The team did a great job working through the night to give me a car that allowed me to dig us out of a hole. Ozark was super tricky with how rough it was and the race itself was wild, but a lot of fun. Derek, Brian and I had the determination to turn our night around. Nights that we can dig ourselves out of holes like that is what will Championship winning teams are capable of doing."

The team now heads to Ohio to begin the 2021 Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The first points paying events will be held at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd.

"I’m looking forward to starting the All Star season this weekend at Attica and hopefully start it off with a win and the top spot in the point standings," said Marks.
Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Marks 2021 Stats:

Starts: 14
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 2
Top-10's: 4
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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 with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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

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

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, 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.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Subscribers Able to Watch Winged and Non-Wing Sprint Car Doubleheaders This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 29, 2021) - Four ASCS regional races will be showcased via a RacinBoys Broadcasting Network live video stream this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers can catch all of the action from an ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region co-sanctioned event at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Friday and Saturday. The same nights will also feature ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series races at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on Friday and at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Saturday.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and numerous other series throughout the Midwest. It also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

This weekend's event at Lake Ozark Speedway marks the lone visit for the ASCS Sooner Region while the ASCS Warrior Region has five additional races this season beyond the doubleheader this Friday and Saturday. This weekend marks the season opener for both regions.

This weekend will also be the season-opening doubleheader for the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series, which has had its first three races rained out. Each race this weekend will mark the first of two trips to each track this year.

Also of note, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

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 .

 

 

Hill Venturing to Lake Ozark Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (March 29, 2021) - Alex Hill is looking forward to returning to the track this weekend.

The Hill's Racing Team driver plans to compete this Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region after taking last weekend off for college exams.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to racing at Lake Ozark," she said. "I need to get some more laps in our new car since I've only raced it once. It drives quite a bit different than my old car, but it's different in a good way.

"We had an issue with it fitting me at our first race, but we've fixed that. Now I just need some time in it to get used to it."

With no race scheduled with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend, Lake Ozark Speedway will hopefully provide a pair of nights of competitive racing along with an added benefit.

"We're racing at Lake Ozark a couple of weekends later this year with the ASCS National Tour," she said. "It's always good to be able to get extra laps in at a track where you'll be racing at later."

With Hill unable to race last weekend veteran driver Tim Kaeding was brought in to fill her seat and earn ASCS owner points at a trio of scheduled ASCS National Tour races. When weather washed out all three races, Kaeding and Hill's Racing Team driver Dylan Westbrook headed to Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, where the pair battled for the lead before Kaeding scored the victory.

"I was proud of our team with both our cars racing for the win and happy for Tim and my crew for getting the victory," Hill said.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing and for what they provide for our team," Hill said.

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer Racing Engines, 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.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Opening Racing Season This Weekend at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (March 29, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson will kick off his 2021 racing season this weekend at I-80 Speedway, which hosts the Spring Meltdown on Friday and Saturday.

"We're all pretty excited to finally get back to racing," he said. "We've been waiting a long time for this and now suddenly it's here."

While Johnson has little experience at the dirt oval in Greenwood, Neb., he will be looking to shake down his car while getting accustomed to being behind the wheel again following a long layoff.

"I only raced at I-80 once before - about two or three years ago - but we didn't get a chance to race the feature because it was rained out after the heat races," he said. "I-80 reminds me a bit of Knoxville, except with a lot more banking.

"Generally, in the past we've usually had a few things to work out at our first race of the season. But last year our opener went well and we had a top-five finish. I think as our team gains more experience we're better prepared each year and those opening-race bugs have become less of an issue."

As experience aids his team's improvement each year, better equipment also bolsters confidence in their performance.

"We ran a Moyle engine last year and were very happy with it, especially with the help we received from them each week," he said. "We were able to add a second Moyle during the offseason and that gives us more confidence for this year."

Johnson and his team are looking forward to a return to a normal racing season following a limited and sporadic racing year in 2020.

"It will be nice to get back to a more normal season this year," he said. "Our team has always been about doing our best and having fun while we're doing it and that's what we plan to do again this year."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Spring Meltdown

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oddson Underground

Oddson Underground, Inc., of Windom, Minn., is a family-owned business established in 1998. The business is an underground utility contractor that handles the installation of fiber optic, water, sewer, power, geothermal and other underground services. For more information, visit http://www.oddsonunderground.com .

"We're excited to have Oddson Underground return to our team this year," Johnson said. "They came on board with us in a pretty big way a couple of years ago and we're looking forward to continuing our partnership with them."

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

 

 

Thomo’s Race Graphix $250 Random Draw

One lucky A-Main qualifier on Easter Sunday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will walk away with a $250 T&D Wholesale Voucher with thanks to Thomo’s Race Graphix!

As the field of 18 Sprintcars assembles for the start of the 30-lap A-Main, one finishing position will be randomly drawn, with the driver who finishes in that position to walk away with the $250 Voucher!

Premier Speedway, Warrnamobol would like to thank Thomo’s Race Graphix and T&D Wholesale for their support of Night 3 of the Easter Sprintcar Trail as presented by Anderson’s Bob Cat Service.

Tickets for Night 3 of the Easter Sprintcar Trail can be purchased from www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

Williamson Stymied by Flat Tire During Bid to Make First World of Outlaws Feature

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (March 29, 2021) - Garet Williamson nearly made his first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature start last Saturday.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver invaded Lake Ozark Speedway for his third career appearance with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' after the scheduled tripleheader with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour rained out.

"I was happy we were running that good, but it's disappointing," he said. "We wanted to make it so bad. To compete with those guys and be that fast shows our program is heading in the right direction."

Williamson made progress throughout the night on a tricky track. He qualified 30th quickest before advancing from 10th to eighth place in a heat race.

"We struggled with qualifying and I made a mistake on back to back laps, but we learned from it and we were fast the rest of the night," he said. "We got rolling in the heat and we were really rolling in the Last Chance Showdown."

Williamson started the Last Chance Showdown in sixth and he picked up a pair of positions early, running fourth for the majority of the race. Unfortunately, a flat right rear tire forced Williamson to the work area late in the consolation race. He tagged the field and advanced to ninth before the checkered flag waved. Williamson was only three positions shy of making the A Main.

"We were running fourth and right there with the top three," he said. "You get humbled every once in a while. We cut a right rear. There was a huge rock in the track. That was frustrating being that close to making our first A Main with the Outlaws, especially at our home track."

The team plans on returning to Lake Ozark Speedway this Friday and Saturday for a two-day event with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region.

"I love that place and I feel we get around there really good," he said. "I'm really comfortable there. To go to a 360 show after running the 410 last weekend, I think we should be pretty good. The competition will be good there. I'm sure quite a few ASCS National Tour guys will be there. I'm super pumped to head back and see how it shakes out."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 8 (10); B Main: 9 (6).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region

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 Housby, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Lucas Oil Products, JBC Transport, LLC, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Overcome Adversity to Score Two Top 15s in Central Pennsylvania Visit

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (March 29, 2021) - Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig opened their 2021 racing season with two nights of racing in Central Pennsylvania last weekend.

Henderson picked up a 14th-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and a 12th-place result on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. The duo planned to race on Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, but rain cancelled the racing activities.

"We kind of fought through adversity all weekend and we had to hurry and change motors with a crew of folks who came on board just for the trip," Henderson said. "Ultimately I was really proud of our team and everything we overcame, and we can't be that upset about the results."

Henderson began the weekend on Friday at 'The Grove' and he finished where he started - third - in a heat race. That earned the 11th place starting spot for the A Main and with only a handful of laps remaining Henderson was running comfortably in ninth. However, he sustained a mechanical problem with one lap to go and slipped to 14th in the final results.

"We were hoping for different track conditions to maybe learn a bit more for later this year, but ultimately it was just tough to pass on," he said. "We had good speed in the heat race, but track position is key on a track like that and it really hurt us."

Mechanical woes plagued the team on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway during group time trials. Henderson's one completed lap was good enough for 16 th overall out of 30 cars in attendance with a time of 15.783 seconds.

The team changed engines before Henderson advanced two positions in a heat race to finish fifth, which locked the team into the feature in the 14 th starting spot. The feature was riddled early with cautions and Henderson advanced as high as eighth. However, a blinding sun came out after the halfway point and the track conditions changed drastically, relegating Henderson to a 12th-place finish at the completion of the 25-lap event.

"I think we had a top-10 car for Port Royal, but ultimately we probably needed those extra laps in time trials to really be set up to succeed," he said. "We missed the setup a bit in the feature, but I know exactly what to do for the next time when we come back. With everything we went through with the engine change, we were not as aggressive setup-wise as we needed to be, but ultimately it was a good learning night."

While Henderson and Sandvig were hoping for better results, the ability to get early season laps under their belt against stout competition will serve as beneficial in what will be a busy 2021 racing season for the team. They also were able to put together a notebook and get a baseline as the team plans to return to Central Pennsylvania later this season.

"To be able to get some competitive racing laps and to just get out and see people I know was a great trip in itself," Henderson said. "I think I got about 100 hugs and I have so many friends in Pennsylvania that just took us in and made us feel like home and it made it worthwhile. We got a lot of notes for the fall and I'm really looking forward to getting back to Pennsylvania later this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 14 (11).

March 27 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top five, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eszlinger Electric

Eszlinger Electric, founded in 1984, provides residential electrical services in the Sioux Falls, S.D. area. They offer free estimates, accept credit cards and are a licensed, bonded and insured company. To find out more information, call 605-271-8488 or 605-941-5087.

"Eszlinger Electric has been a great friend of the team and we're grateful for their support for the past two seasons," Team Owner Mike Sandvig said. "We could not do this without supporters like them and I'm glad to have them apart of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Focuses on Positive Following Elbows-Up Type of Night at Jason Johnson Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (March 29, 2021) - Jason Sides deems last Saturday's outing at the Jason Johnson Classic a success.

Although Sides finished 19th in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event at Lake Ozark Speedway, he passed the fourth-most cars in the A Main and most importantly was able to roll the car into the trailer at the end of the night.

"That was just about getting through there because it was a motocross track and I forgot my dirt bike," he quipped.

Sides was conservative throughout the night in which he qualified 19 th quickest, placed ninth in a heat race and advanced from seventh to fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event. Sides tried to stay out of the way and out of the ruts during the A Main, which was shortened from 41 laps to 30 laps because of the track conditions.

"I'm not a spring chicken so I wasn't getting up in it," he said. "We thought about just making a couple of laps and pulling in, but then we figured some cars would crash. We added about 10 more gallons of fuel and just stayed on the bottom to get what we could."

It capped a weekend that began with a rain out on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo.

Up next is a two-day show at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., this Friday and Saturday. Sides captured a World of Outlaws win at the track in 2012.

"It's always good being able to run twice at the same track," he said. "We've had some really good runs there and have won so that makes you look forward to returning."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 27 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (23).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., 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.


 

Dominic Scelzi Sweeps Kings of Thunder Weekend at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 29, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi is certainly off to the best start of his sprint car career following a weekend sweep of the Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi won the feature on Friday and Saturday to give him four triumphs in his last seven races. The four wins mark Scelzi's most in a season since recording eight triumphs in 83 races in 2019.

"It's a weird point in time for me," he said. "From life outside of racing to work to racing, I'm in a really good place. I almost feel like that's why things are going so smooth at the track. We've really started to come into ourselves and we've seen it from the first race of the year."

Last weekend started on Friday with Scelzi qualifying third quickest out of the 29 entrants. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race, which locked him into the dash.

"We went out late in qualifying," he said. "The cushion was really big. We did exactly what we needed to do and qualified really strong. We were right there on top of first and second. We had good speed and made good laps. They reworked the track and it got hooked up and rough, which is the type of track where we struggle the most. We decided to test for the heat race. We tried some stuff and it didn't work the way we wanted. We drew the No. 1 for the dash and the moves we made weren't the right decision so we made some big changes for the main event."

Scelzi placed second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"We took the lead going into turn one and didn't look back," he said. "We were way better than what we were through the first three quarters of the night. I ran the bottom on both ends. When I got into traffic I moved up. I could go through the holes and above the holes. For me it was a big win because when tracks are like that I struggle. We were able to use the night as a test and we gained on it. That's a testament to where we're at as a team."

Scelzi was locked into Saturday's dash thanks to the podium performance on Friday. He drew the No. 5 for the dash and gained a position to finish fourth, putting him on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature.

"The track was a complete 180 from Friday and was slick to the fence," he said. "It had a small cushion against the fence and you could pretty much run around the infield wall. I felt pretty good on both ends when we hot lapped. For the dash the track was really slick. I felt good and we had the second fastest lap in the dash. I felt confident going into the main event.

"They reworked the track a little bit. We knew the moisture would be around for five or six laps and then the track would go slick. We stayed pretty tight. We got the lead on Lap 3 and then I was up to the fence. It was as wide as that place can get and about as good as you'll see that track. With about 12 laps to go we were in heavy traffic. The cars were all over the track in front of me. (D.J.) Netto slid me in turns three and four and I turned it under him to stay in the lead. A couple of laps later we had a restart and I slid myself into turn one. He got a run on me and slid me into turn three, but I was able to turn underneath him again and we never looked back."

Scelzi will be off this weekend before returning to action on April 10 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

March 27 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 10 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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Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Auto Meter, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Westfall scores top-ten in BOSS season opener at Waynesfield

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (March 29, 2021) – Kicking things off in a big way in the Buckeye State, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports made the short trip to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, during the recent weekend, joining the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) for their season opener on Saturday, March 27.

Despite a faulty tire creating a slight deficit in the team’s potential, a slow leak being the culprit, Westfall powered on and maintained his place inside the top-ten, eventually finishing seventh at the end of the 30-lap contest. The former BOSS Series champion started tenth on the grid and actually worked his way to fourth before the tire issue occurred.

A third place finish during heat race action secured Westfall’s spot on the “Let’s Go 30” grid.

“I think we were good enough to win, but things happen. We know our potential and all we can do is do what we can to make up for it next weekend,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for the opportunity to wheel his car. He loves racing as much as anyone I’ve ever known, so to continue my career aboard the 33M is pretty special.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a trip to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, April 3, set to join the USAC National Sprint Cars for Lawrencesburg’s season opening program.

Although winless thus far in 2021, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enter Lawrenceburg’s gates with a combined ten victories to their credit over the last two seasons, six of which accomplished during the 2019 season.

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.

 

Michael grabs $5,500 payday during 2021 FAST Series lidlifter

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (March 29, 2021) – For the second time in his career, and for the second time at Waynesfield Raceway Park, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is a FAST Series main event winner, doing so during the 2021 FAST season lidlifter on Saturday, March 27. The $5,500 payday is now the richest score of Michael’s career, just surpassing his 2019 Rick Ferkel Classic win total that equaled $5,000.

Utilizing a front row starting position to set the tone for his feature performance, Michael drove on to secure a competitive pace, battling head-to-head with Gary Taylor for the first circuit before taking a backseat to the Seeling No. 97 on lap two. Lockbourne’s Cole Duncan was the next to make a move, using traffic to sneak around Michael and Taylor to take command on lap ten. It would not take long for Michael to repeat Duncan’s actions, eventually following Duncan by Taylor to reclaim second on lap 13.

Just three circuits later, Michael was in control, taking advantage of Duncan’s misfortune while the former FAST champ attempted to navigate by a slower car. Duncan’s spin allowed Michael to inherit the top spot, and that is where the Texan stayed, eventually withstanding a last-ditch effort maneuver by Taylor during a restart with one lap remaining.

“What a night for this team. We spent a few weeks out on the road with the World of Outlaws and basically got our butts kicked. But nights like this prove why racing with that level of competition is so important. You can learn so much from racing the World of Outlaws and this win justifies that,” Michael said, driver of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, HP Striping and Seal Coating, No. 8M sprint car. “The plan is to head into the All Star points opener at Attica on Friday and maintain this level of momentum. It’s going to be a big night and we are excited to do it again.”

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a two-night stay at the always-racey Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, officially launching the 2021 All Star points championship. The two-day Spring Nationals program will feature two, full shows awarding a total winner’s share equalling $11,000; $5,000 on Friday and $6,000 on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, and HP Striping and Seal Coating.

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 Attica Raceway Park live online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – March 27)

2021 Highlights: Earned victory during 2021 FAST Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park.


 

 

Dietrich advances 21 positions in two days during visits to Williams Grove and Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 29, 2021) – In terms of final results, it was a successful weekend for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, but the path toward success was long and strenuous.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, 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, No. 48 sprint car, earned a top-ten and podium, respectively, during his weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, kicking things off on Friday night with an impressive rally from 24th to finish ninth at Williams Grove Speedway.

Illustrious on paper, Dietrich was actually forced to buy his main event starting position after failing to transfer through the evening’s consolation race. Brake malfunctions were the culprit, but last minute negotiations with the consolation’s sixth-place finisher allowed Dietrich to make the 25-lap finale.

A much smoother path toward success on Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” Dietrich turned a fifth row starting position into a podium result, ultimately climbing six spots to finish third, keeping a fast-closing Logan Wagner at bay in the final circuits.

“Double-D” was scheduled to visit Selinsgrove Speedway for “March Madness” action on Sunday, March 28, but Mother Nature ruined plans before they could begin.

“That just goes to show why working with a team that refuses to give up is so important,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns one victory in Central Pennsylvania thus far in 2021. “We couldn’t catch a break on Friday. Every time we thought things may go our way, they didn’t. But, we were able to turn a rough situation into something good and I’m proud we were able to do that. We’ll do our best to start fresh on Friday and try to get through the program a little smoother.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with an Easter weekend double, first returning to the famed Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by a Saturday destination that has yet to be determined. Like weeks prior, Williams Grove Speedway will award a $5,500 payday.

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: 5
Top-10s: 9
Wins: 1

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.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

 

 

Zearfoss 14th at Lake Ozark; Pevely double next on WoO agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 29, 2021) – Despite Brock Zearfoss’ Saturday night visit to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, ending just short of his fourth top-ten with the Greatest Show On Dirt, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native displayed an ample amount of perseverance, eventually translating a Last Chance Showdown victory into a 14th-place outcome during the third running of the annual Jason Johnson Classic. Without saying, Zearfoss’ overall potential was cut short right from the start, as the 41-lap program was eventually sliced down to 30 circuits, the result of weather-induced track conditions.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, was forced to compete in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown after an eighth-place score during his respective heat race. The “Jonestown Jet” went on to win the consolation program which allowed the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender to line up 19th on the grid.

“I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work. It’s not easy being out here on the road. They keep digging and it makes my job a lot easier,” Brock Zearfoss said, who owns one World of Outlaws victory over the course of his career. “Having the opportunity to race with the best in the world every single night is what I’ve been working toward my entire career. To be out here doing it is pretty unbelievable. All we can do is try our best to keep learning and progress up the ladder. It’s not going to be easy, but we love the challenge.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their quest toward World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year honors with a two-day stop on the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3. The two-day invasion will feature two, full shows awarding $10,000 each.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 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: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

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.

 

 

Justin Whittall working hard to find consistency in Central PA

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 29, 2021) – Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports are working hard to find their stride in Pennsylvania Posse Country, and although recent results may suggest otherwise – highlighting last weekend with a 17th-place score at the tough-to-tame Williams Grove Speedway – Whittall is finding many underlying positives in his results and remains excited for some of the year’s biggest events.

Whittall’s 17th-place finish at The Grove was the result of a row 11 starting position, eventually bumping ahead four spots during the $5,500-to-win 25-lapper.

“It just takes time to find your rhythm,” Justin Whittall explained, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car. “We have a long season ahead of us. The first great finish is always the toughest to achieve, but once you get the monkey off of your back, the momentum begins to build and so does your confidence.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 season with another duo in Posse Country, revising Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 2, followed by another trip to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, April 3.

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

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

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

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

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Rico Abreu and Works Limited persevere for a podium in Tulare

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 26th-27th
Event: Kings of Thunder | Dalton’s Down Under Tour
Series: Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars
Track: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: DNF
Saturday: 2nd (9th)

ST. HELENA, California (March 29, 2021) - Despite a hiccup during Friday’s main event that forced an early retirement, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and the Works Limited 57 team persevered in a big way on Saturday night and cashed in their “DNF” for a podium performance, eventually capping their two-day, Kings of Thunder 360 sprints visit at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway with an impressive rally from ninth to finish second; Abreu’s sixth top-five result in ten starts aboard the ever-familiar Works Limited 57.

Certainly no stranger to success on the highbanks of Thunderbowl Raceway, Rico Abreu is the most recent winner of the coveted Trophy Cup, actually sweeping all three nights of the annual program in 2019 to score a grand total of $26,000. The event was not held in 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 regulations in California.

“Thunderbowl Raceway is my all-time favorite place to race. I cut my teeth on that cushion and we’ve had a lot of success there. I wanted to get a win bad for the Works Limited 57 team, but we were forced to settle for one spot out. Those guys deserve to get a win very soon,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Works Limited/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/No. 57 sprint car. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to drive the 57. That car is strong enough to win on any given night. Unfortunately, it just hasn’t happened yet, but it will.”

Set to make his annual journey to the central and eastern time zones, Rico Abreu will continue his 2021 campaign with a long haul to the Show-Me State, set to invade the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, for a two-day World of Outlaws visit on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3. The two-day showcase will feature back-to-back programs awarding $10,000 each.

Like Tulare, Rico Abreu and success at I-55 go hand-in-hand. The Californian is a two-time Ironman 55 champion at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, winning the $20,000 paydays in consecutive fashion in 2016 and 2017.

“We’re excited to see our Midwest fans,” Rico Abreu added. “And we love I-55. Hopefully we can put on a show. It’s a badass place to race.”

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: 10
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 6
Total Top-10s: 9
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only


 

 

Schatz 11th in Jason Johnson Classic; I-55 doubleheader on deck


Date: Saturday, March 27th
Event: Jason Johnson Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (12th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tied-4th | 1238 points [60 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (March 29, 2021) - Although Mother Nature tried her best to make a mess of the entire weekend, ultimately washing out Friday’s planned visit to US-36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 team managed to get one start in the books and joined the Greatest Show On Dirt for the third annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri.

Despite a shortened distance and “elbows up” conditions, Donny Schatz managed to battle his way to ninth on Saturday night, eventually fading back to 11th to officially advance one position after starting 12th on the $15,000-to-win grid. Originally intended to go 41 laps, the Jason Johnson Classic main event was eventually cut to 30, due in whole to a weather-induced racing surface.

The ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion secured his place on the A-Main starting grid after finishing fourth during his respective heat race, kicking-off his evening by qualifying ninth quick among the 31-car field.

Despite missing the top-ten, only the second occasion in 2021, the Fargo, North Dakota-native remains tied for fourth in the World of Outlaws standings, just 60 points shy of Brad Sweet’s championship lead.

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws title, as well as a 300th World of Outlaws victory, during a two-day stop at the always-competitive Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3. The two-day showcase will feature back-to-back programs awarding $10,000 each.

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/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
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2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 17
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 15
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 9
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

All Stars & Timmis Speedway combine to present the 360 Sprintcar Easter Nationals.

In a joint effort the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series, G1 Logistics & B&S Timmis Speedway are set to put on a massive double header of racing over Easter. Good Friday night will be the Series final and the final night of the $2K to win Flocon Mildura Moonshine Masters. Sunday night will be the G1 Logistics 360 Sprintcar Nationals paying $5K to win with a total purse of $12K all up for the main.

Additional corporate sponsors have come on board to support the mammoth weekend with Fallon Transport throwing in $250 for Quick Time Sunday night and Mallee Performance Oil chipping in a box of Brad Penn Oil to the Pole Shoot Out winner. Hoosier Tire Australia is sponsoring a WAV Right Rear Tire both nights for the Feature winner. McDonalds, Irymple have also come on board. Regular Series Sponsors cover all the prizes for Friday night as they have all season, IDIGIT, Flocon, TEH, Bar Up Bull Bars, Central Vic Earthworks, and BF Car Carriers with a combined total of $1300 in Contingency Awards on Friday night.

The series End of Season Championship winner will be announced and the winner picks up $5000 for his efforts. Not bad for only a few race meetings. A total of $10,500 and another $2000 in Contingency prizes will be paid out to the top 5 drivers in the Championship hunt. All up over both nights there is almost $41,000 on offer.

It’s going to be a huge weekend with a Show & Shine on Friday morning and Party night at the Reddy
Hotel, Redcliffe to fill in your lay day between racing.

Get your tickets online so you don’t miss out through the Timmis Speedway Facebook page or website.

 

 

Bridgeport Co-Sanction and Lincoln Speedway Open 2021 PASS Season This Weekend

The PA Sprint Series opens its 2021 season this weekend – the first of three consecutive two-race weekends – with its first visit to the new Bridgeport Speedway layout (co-sanctioned with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) Friday night and on open-wheel-only show Saturday night at one of its longest-running schedule stops, Lincoln Speedway.

The racing doubleheader kicks off a season that’s scheduled to include an incredible 44 events, culminating in the Keystone RaceSaver Classic at Port Royal Speedway on October 23.

Friday’s lid-lifter brings PASS for the first time to Bridgeport’s high-banked 4/10-mile oval that opened last season. The program kicks off three straight days of competition and will feature the MASS/PASS sprinters, street stocks and 602 sportsman, plus practice for the URC 360 sprinters that will be racing Saturday and the modifieds, which have a 100-lapper Sunday. The RaceSaver sprints will run a 25-lap feature Friday. Grandstands open at 5:00, and hot laps will begin at 6:00.

At Lincoln on Saturday, PASS will join the 410 sprinters for the season’s second two-division, all-sprint-car show. A healthy field of IMCA/RaceSavers is expected, including defending PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, and his predecessor for both titles in 2019, Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove. Doug Dodson of Middletown, last year’s points runner-up, also has indicated his team will be on hand.

The early-season show should bring several RaceSaver competitors from outside the area, including Justin Clark of Hamersville, Ohio, who was runner-up to Bard in last year’s Keystone RaceSaver Classic and who won one of the features in a two-day show weekend-before-last at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Daren Bolac of Moyock, N.C., a former winner of the RaceSaver Nationals, and Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, N.J., a strong competitor and winner in several types of sprint car, also are planning to race.

This show is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.; however, the time for last weekend’s racing was moved up a few days before the race, so check with the track for other details.

Next weekend, PASS has another doubleheader, racing at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and at Port Royal Speedway Saturday.

For the latest schedule and other information, check frequently with www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

 

 

Kyle Larson Racing A-main Bonus Award Returning to Sprint Car Challenge Tour This Season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA - This Saturday’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener at Placerville Speedway will hand out $3,000 to the winner, with the announcement that the Kyle Larson Racing A-main Bonus Award is back in 2021.

Full-time teams/owners who win a Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards A-main this season will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time SCCT participants at the first race this Saturday the $500 perk WILL be paid to the A-Main winner.

With the extra money added in, it allows full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night.

“We want to thank Kyle Larson Racing for the support once again this season,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “The unique thing about the bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour throughout the year. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2021 and can’t wait to get it started at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.”

If a tour regular doesn’t win the feature on a certain night, that $500 will roll over to be used at a later date.

Standard nightly payouts for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will once again be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the A-main.

KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

1. Available to any car owner who is a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

2. Full-time participant is defined as a car owner who has not missed any Sprint Car Challenge Tour race up to that point of the schedule.

3. A car owner does not have to utilize the same driver at all events, nor does a driver have to utilize the same car owner in order to collect the bonus money. However, the A-Main winning car owner MUST BE a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. PLEASE NOTE: a full-time driver is not eligible for the bonus if that driver wins a Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-Main in a car whose owner is not a full-time participant.

4. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participants at the first scheduled race the $500.00 bonus WILL be paid to the A-Main winner.

 

 

THORSON GOES FULL-TIME USAC SPRINT CAR RACING WITH REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD
Speedway, Indiana (March 25, 2021)………Tanner Thorson will contest the full USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship tour in 2021 for Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports where they’ll return to action on Saturday, April 3, at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Thorson, the Minden, Nevada native who captured the 2016 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and has been a mainstay at the top of the series with 20 career series wins.

Now Thorson will step into the role of full-time USAC Sprint Car driver where he is a relative newcomer, making eight starts over the past two seasons.

However, he has found instant success in the #19AZ, finishing 2nd in his debut in June 2020 at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway, and has opened the 2021 season with a 6th and a 4th in his first two outings at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. where he sits fourth in the standings entering the round at Lawrenceburg, a solid start to the season as he seeks not only series Rookie of the Year honors, but to also compete for a championship.

“I am excited to be the one Andy (Reinbold) and Tammy (Reinbold) have chosen to run their sprint car,” Thorson exclaimed. “I’m looking forward to working with my good buddies this year. It’s going to be a busy year, and I am happy to be able to do it with AME Electrical.”

Andy Reinbold and Todd Underwood have fielded a USAC National Sprint Car full-time for the past three seasons, winning two races and a series title with C.J. Leary in 2019, then won again with Logan Seavey as the pilot in 2020. The team also boasts another USAC National Sprint victory with Thomas Meseraull in 2017.

With the know-how, championship experience and a talented crew consisting of Tyler Ransbottom, Connor Ridge and Austin French, Andy Reinbold feels highly confident with the team’s outlook as the series gets rolling at the start of April.

“Tanner is bringing a fresh start to our team,” Reinbold said. “Being able to provide an opportunity for him to run his first full season in a non-wing sprint car while competing for a Rookie of the Year championship as well is pretty cool. I feel we will have great success with him and the boys.”

 

 

Colby Johnson Running Full BCRA Season and More Thanks to Opportunity in a Midget With Morris Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (March 25, 2021) - Colby Johnson has landed a ride to pilot a midget for Morris Motorsports.

Johnson will tackle all 11 Bay Cities Racing Association races as well as some USAC Western States Midgets shows and the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series events in his home state of California toward the end of the season.

"It will be around 20 to 25 races this year," he said. "I'm grateful to Del Morris and the team for the opportunity. I can't wait to get started this weekend."

Johnson will make his season debut with the team this Saturday when he visits Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., for the first time.

Johnson noted that he's only made two midget starts during each of the last two years, making this year his biggest test in midget competition.

He will also race his family owned 360ci winged sprint car a couple dozen times, including at the Trophy Cup as well as during select Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars races.

"I'm looking forward to a great year in both the midget and the sprint car," Johnson said. "Hopefully we can adapt quickly this Saturday and we can produce a successful outing."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the USAC Western States Midgets and Bay Cities Racing Association

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

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"Pit Stop USA has shown a lot of support for me throughout my racing career and I'm extremely grateful," Johnson said. "They specialize in offering the best in parts and safety equipment. Visiting http://www.PitStopUSA.com gives every racer the best options for what they need."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin Mufflers, Ti22 Performance, CSI, QuickCar Racing Products, K1 RaceGear and Bell Helmets for their continued support.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 24

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 187; 2. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 156; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 147; 4. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 145; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 130; 7. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 122; 8. Jason Martin, Crete, Neb., 120; 9. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 118; 10. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 114; 11. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 113; 12. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 112; 13. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 110; 14. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., and Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., both 109; 16. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 107; 17. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 101; 18. Daniel Oliver, Pen­dergrass, Ga., Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, and Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., each 100.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 118; 2. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., and Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., both 109; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 100; 5. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 97; 6. Orry Stevens, Spring Creek, Nev., Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., each 69; 9. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 66; 10. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 64.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 7. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 8. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 114; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 112; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 96; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 72; 6. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 63; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 56; 8. Jason Martin, Crete, Neb., 54; 9. Dillon Laden, Piedmont, Okla., 51; 10. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 48.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 187; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 122; 4. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 113; 6. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 107; 7. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 100; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 98; 9. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 93; 10. Michael Colaluca, Waxahachie, Texas, 88.

 

 

Champion Offers Power-Shield Assembly Lube & Oil Booster to Professional Engine Builders

(03.26.21 /Clinton, MO) Champion Oil, a recognized global leader in specialty lubricants, is now offering Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster with 6,270 parts-per-million (PPM) of Zinc, 4,820 PPM of Phosphorus, and 54,220 PPM of Calcium providing race teams, repair facilities, re-man services, installers, and engine builders superior lubrication protection.

Champion Part #4281 is two products in one. Champion Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster provides outstanding resistance to scuffing, wear and friction during hard break-in of new and rebuilt engines. This lube and booster is recommended for use on rocker arm fulcrum balls, needle bearings, roller tips or rocker shafts, timing chain sprockets and gears, roller lifters and roller camshafts, engine bearing surfaces, and outer surface of hydraulic or mechanical lifter bodies.

Champion Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster can also be used as an oil booster to replace the critical anti -wear additives that current API rated engine oils leave out. The Power-Shield product is highly concentrated with zinc-thiophosphates, sulfonates, and phenates that boost engine oil protection that prevent sludge formation and keep high performance engines running efficiently. These additives are also an anti-wear agent to prevent premature engine wear and provide corrosion and oxidation protection.

As temperatures rise and surfaces come closer together, Champion’s proprietary chemistry gradually decomposes resulting in protection of critical metal surfaces. This heat-activated process provides wear protection in areas of increased friction. When parts move during operation, any sliding or rolling motion reduces metal-to-metal contact. This is especially important in engines with flat-tappet camshafts, lifters, high-tension valve springs, or engines modified to create more horsepower.

The basic design of flat-tappet cams makes them especially vulnerable to wear. As the name indicates, the tappet – or lifter – is flat. During operation, the cam-lobe slides rapidly over the tappet, increasing friction and temperatures. Champion’s Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster provides a thin oil film as a barrier that prevents the lifter and cam lobe from welding together.

Without an oil film providing sufficient wear protection, the two engine components can eventually wear down the flat-tappet cam and affect valve operation. Engine power and efficiency can decline if the flat-tappet cam cannot lift the valves enough to adequately charge the chamber for ignition or release exhaust fumes.

Roller cams are differentiated by rolling contact rather than sliding contact. Although costlier, roller cams are found in most modern or some modified-older engines and can also benefit from Champion’s Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster

This robust product dissolves completely in oil without clogging oil passageways or plugging oil filters. Apply to cams and lifters during engine assembly for break-in protection. It can also be used on distributor gears, rocker shafts, rocker tips, pushrod tips, wrist pins and valve guides. To achieve a thicker consistency when setting a cam in place, for example, it can be mixed in part with Champion’s Moly Grease – part #4051T.

With assembly lube and anti-wear additives being the most important parts of an engine build, the engine-builders that use Champion Power-Shield Engine Assembly Lube & Oil Booster will experience the difference provided by numerous barriers of protection. This quality product is field tested by engine builders and suitable for use in all high performance and racing type engines including current API rated engine oils that are low in ant-wear additives. https://www.championbrands.com/power-shield-engine-assembly-lube-oil-booster/

Part# 4281K/12 - 12/12 oz.
Part# 4281D - 5 Gal.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing & Performance Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-06231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING READY FOR FIRST 2021 STOP AT OCEAN SPEEDWAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (March 25, 2021) – One of the mainstay venues of Western Midget Racing will be in action for the stock production-powered cars on Friday night, as WMR presented by Masters Design and Construction competes at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. The second round of the championship series is the first of eight scheduled visits to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds quarter-mile. Although the main grandstands will be closed, Friday’s races will be streamed live on FloRacing.com

David Prickett leads all Western Midget Racing drivers with 11 career main event wins including six at Ocean Speedway. The Fresno driver will also field an entry for Jon Santibanes of Fairfield, Calif. on Saturday. The most recent main event winner in WMR is Darren Brent of Lakeside, Calif. The driver of the #99 Boss Chassis has two victories to his credit with wins at Adobe Mountain Speedway and Petaluma Speedway in just four career starts, looking to add an Ocean win to his growing collection.

Watsonville’s Tyler Slay and Brentwood’s Blake Bower represent the other former Ocean WMR winners expected in the field on Friday night. Other drivers expected are Turlock’s Cameron Beard, Palo Alto’s Antonia Boscacci, and Megan Moorhead of Santa Paula after a top-five finish last week in Arizona.

Former USAC and BCRA feature winner Matt Streeter out of Galt is expected to make his series debut as well.

Drivers will be ranked by their best 12 finishes as the series competes across Northern and Southern California along with Arizona.

A driver must compete in at least two races at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, two races at Ventura Raceway, and one each at Adobe Mountain and Petaluma Speedway to be eligible for the championship. A $1,000 championship will be offered along with $750 for second place and $500 for third. The tie breakers will be the number of wins followed by the total number of starts. An additional $3,000 in cash prizes will be offered through the new WMR Road Warrior Awards program.

All drivers will earn raffle tickets based on the number of starts they make throughout the year, earning entries into drawings for both cash and contingency prizes. A grand prize will be offered to the driver who makes the most starts in the series with the Road Warrior Award.

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, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.


 

 

Night One of Turnpike Challenge at Creek County Canceled

Tulsa, OK. (03/25/2021) Due to overnight rain showers and more forecasted precipitation POWRi and Creek County officials have made the decision to cancel racing for Thursday, March 25, 2021. Racing will resume as scheduled for the remainder of the Turnpike Challenge weekend.

Friday, March 26th at I-44 Riverside Speedway will now kick off the Eighth Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Drive WFX and Realty Connect.

3/26 Details at Riverside Speedway:
Pit’s Open – All Day
Driver’s Registration – 2:00-5:30 PM
Pill Draw – 6:00 PM
Hot Laps – 6:30 PM
Racing action to follow.

Realty Connect is the Tulsa area’s premier flat-fee real estate service company that provides a better and fiscally responsible way to sell and market your home. The team at Realty Connect provides an excellent alternative to traditional commission-based real estate selling. Racers, race fans, and anyone looking at buying or selling a home can benefit from the services of Realty Connect. Check out Realty Connect online at www.realtyconnectok.com.

Oklahoma City-based Western Flyer Express provides local, regional, dedicated, and OTR lanes to drivers and contractors with refrigerated, flatbed, dry van, frac sand, and end dump fleets and great equipment. Drive WFX has a solid customer base and an abundance of freight for any need, for more details visit www.drivewfx.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi 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.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. OPENS HIS 2021 SPRINT CAR SEASON THIS WEEKEND IN TULARE

(Chino, CA, March 24, 2021) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will finally launch his 2021 sprint car season this Friday and Saturday, March 26th and 27th, at the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Friday’s event will be in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series and Saturday’s race is an open show on the high banked 1/3 of a mile clay oval.

Tafoya, who calls Chino Hills, California home, was poised and ready to begin the USAC/CRA season two weeks ago with a doubleheader on the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield. However, his engine was not done in time to compete in that event. Fortunately, the Specialty Fasteners team had FedEx fly the engine from Pennsylvania to Southern California for this week’s race and the car and driver are ready to rumble.

“They were waiting on pistons,” the handsome 23-year-old said. “We got it back last night and we were there (at the shop) getting it ready. We will finish the car up tonight. Hopefully start it up tomorrow and be on the way to Tulare Friday.”

Due to the Covid crisis shutting down most California tracks in 2020, Friday’s race will be the first for Tafoya in his home state since November 2019. While he was unable to contest any races in California last year, he did get more than his share of laps in Arizona and in three trips to race in Indiana. It was in Indiana, racing against the stars in the USAC National Sprint Car Series, that he garnered a ton of new attention and tv time. His never give up style and late race charges endeared him to the fans in the Hoosier state. Included in those efforts was a main event appearance at the annual Smackdown at the Kokomo Speedway. It was the toughest field of the year and while many big stars did not make the main event, Tafoya did, and he finished 19th.

“Intensity,” Tafoya quickly responded when queried as to what he learned racing against the best the country has to offer in the Midwest. “No one there takes any time to settle in or figure out the tracks. From the second the flag drops, everyone back there runs full speed and is in full attack mode. Back there, you cannot be sleeping on anything.”

The experience of racing on the tracks in the Midwest should bode well for Tafoya in the USAC/CRA Series. He had previously proved that he could be competitive on the west coast as he won the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award in 2019 and the Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Championship the year prior. His performances in the Midwest should solidify him as one of the top rising stars in the sport. 2021 could well be his big, breakout year beginning with this weekend.

“This year since there is no more running for Rookie of the Year or any of that to expect, I want to try to be out there battling for wins,” Tafoya said when asked if he had any goals for 2021. “Both me and my dad expect that out of myself. We definitely have the equipment to do it. So, it is time for me to show up and be there at the end of the races and not just settle for anything else.”

Friday will be Tafoya’s first ever race at Tulare. All he really knows about the track is what he has seen in a couple of videos. However, he is not worried as he pointed out that was the way it was last year in the Midwest where they had a good run. They showed up at the tracks for the first time and learned things quick. He expects to do the same this weekend.

Pit passes will be $40.00 each night this weekend in Tulare. Passes will be available at both the pit gate and the ticket trailer starting at 1:00 p.m. Hot laps will commence at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying at 6:00 and racing at 7:00. The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 South K Street in Tulare (93274). The track website is https://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track 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 E-mail to the contact information at the top of this press release.

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

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway fires-off season with two nights of racing this weekend

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – March 23, 2021…The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is ready to get the 2021 season underway, albeit a slight bit different this year with the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s and more invading the track this weekend.

The two-night event marks the initial races at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare since the 2019 running of the Trophy Cup. Friday night’s opener features the return of the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars along with the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the Van De Pol Western RaceSaver Sprints.

The Saturday March 27th finale will then be comprised of Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s, along with the Western RaceSaver Sprints and IMCA Stock Cars. The Wingless 410 portion of the evening will offer $3,500-to-win and $450-to-start the 22-car feature on Saturday.

Pit passes will be sold for $40 each night at both the traditional pit gate and the usual box office behind the main grandstands. There will be no tickets sold and there is no requirement to be with a team. Pit passes will available around 1pm both days. Hot laps will take place around 5pm, with qualifying and racing to follow.

“We are excited to finally get things going once again at Thunderbowl Raceway,” said long-time track Promoter Steve Faria. “It should be a fun weekend with a lot to offer no matter what you prefer with Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and more running. Things seem to be moving in the right direction so hopefully that continues and we can get the rest of the season in. Everyone here looks forward to turning those lights back on this Friday and Saturday.”

The USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars opened their season recently at the Kern County Raceway Dirt Track, with main events picked off by Ryan Timmons and Max Adams respectively. The Non-Wing 410s are always a pleasure to watch at the Thunderbowl and they will be front and center on Friday night, along with running a non-sanctioned program on Saturday. Austin Williams brings the USAC/CRA point lead into Tulare on opening night.

The Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars have already held five non-point events between Keller Auto Speedway and the Kern County Dirt Track, with Dominic Scelzi and Shane Golobic capturing two triumphs apiece. The other victory was locked down by JJ Hickle, who is chasing points with the ASCS National Tour in 2021.

The races this weekend will mark the first two points awarding events of the Kings of Thunder campaign. This weekend will also be the first two rounds of the Dalton’s Down Under “Kings of Thunder Lord of the Rings Tour.”

Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy fashioned the idea and has a deal in place to have the high-point earner during a select series of Kings of Thunder events receive a chance to pilot the Dalton’s No. 11 in New Zealand. Not only will the high-point earner during the special series within a series receive the opportunity, but there will also be a random draw for those ranking second through 10th (who compete at 100% of the races). The person selected will have the opportunity to visit New Zealand and take in the races during that same time.

Also competing each night will be the Van De Pol Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars, who always provide exciting close quarter competition. On Saturday night the entertaining IMCA Stock Cars will join the program to run alongside the Wingless 410s, Winged 360s and 305s.

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 Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tularethunderbowlraceway
The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

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Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway 2021 Schedule

Friday March 26: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Western RaceSaver Sprints
Saturday March 27: Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Saturday April 17: USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Western RaceSaver Sprints

Saturday May 1: California IMCA Speedweek (Kris Mancebo Memorial)

Saturday May 15: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Peter Murphy Classic Night Two)

Saturday June 12: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars and USAC Western States Midgets (Chris and Brian Faria Memorial)

Thursday October 21: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Friday October 22: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Saturday October 23: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Friday November 12: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Mini Stocks

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK IN ACTION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY

(Cypress, CA, March 23, 2021) After a weekend away from the racetrack, Brody Roa will return to action this Friday and Saturday nights, March 26 and 27, at the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. It will be Roa’s first appearance on the popular Tulare County track since 2018.

Friday’s race will be round #3 of the 2021 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. Roa comes into that event ranked second in the championship point standings, only six-digits out of first. A couple weeks ago, in the two season opening races on the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park, the veteran driver led 45 of 60 main event laps and recorded seventh and second place finishes. On the first night, a multitude of yellow flags saw the #91R run out of fuel while putting on a commanding performance out front. He had to restart at the back and made it all the way up to seventh. The following evening, he had his first podium finish of the year when he placed second.

Friday’s USAC/CRA race will be followed up on Saturday by an open competition 410 wingless show. That will allow Roa and the other wingless stars in town a chance to double dip on the weekend.

Roa’s last USAC/CRA appearance in Tulare in 2018 was a successful one when he qualified third fast, finished second in his heat race and then came home third in the 30-lap main. However, five weeks later at the popular Tulare County racing facility, he had the most bizarre moment of his career. Driving the Mike Phulps #56 in a USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race, he was running in the top 10 on the 24th lap when a car on a nearby street hit a power pole. That knocked the lights out at the track. In the ensuing darkness, the car in front of Roa checked up quickly. That forced the Garden Grove, California driver to do the same, but the car behind him did not slow down quick enough and Roa got clobbered. That bent the steering arm and pinched a header knocking him from the race and saddling him with a disappointing 15th place finish.

Pit passes will be $40.00 each night this weekend in Tulare. Passes will be available at both the pit gate and the ticket trailer starting at 1:00 p.m. Hot laps will commence at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying at 6:00 and racing at 7:00. The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 S K Street in Tulare (93274). The track website is https://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/.

In addition to his USAC/CRA efforts, Roa will also contest some races for Jayson May in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. He also plans on doffing a wing for the first time to race with the Northern California based King of the West Series. If that is not enough, he is open to making some appearances in the Midwest with the USAC National Sprint Cars if the opportunity for a ride materializes.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. 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.

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/.

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

 

 

MUST SEE RACING READY TO KICK OFF BUSY 2021 CAMPAIGN

March 23, 2021 – Holly, MI – Must See Racing is set to begin its most ambitious schedule in the twelve-year history of the series beginning in the month of April. The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Midwest Lights will each kick off their 2021 seasons next month. Maxima Racing Oil has come on board as the new title sponsor for the second year of the Must See Racing Lights Series.

Must See Racing has seen many changes over the off season. The Must See Racing Sprint Series (MSRSS) will now entertain several multi-day events contested at the same track. The idea behind the new format is to help curb travel expenses for the teams. While running the same number of events as in past seasons, doing two-day weekends will cut the number of weekends teams normally have run in the past by half. The season long championship chase format has been replaced by the ENGINE PRO FAST CAR DASH mini-series with a points fund to be awarded at the years end Champions Banquet celebration. Additionally, traditional points fund money normally paid at seasons end will be paid out in the form of bonuses, incentives and travel guarantees during these multi-day weekends.

With many changes there is also stability. American Racer Tire remains the official tire supplier for the series for the eleventh consecutive season and Engine Pro with their product partners return for the twelfth consecutive season. In addition, the fifth year of the marketing and broadcast partnership with Speed Sport will showcase selected events to a national television audience on MAVTV. The Maxima Racing Oil Midwest Lights Series returns for the second consecutive season, and with it, a very healthy schedule. The season will kick off April 17 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio for the first of 5 visits to LRP in 2021. Other events will include visits to Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio twice, a lone visit to M-40 Raceway in Jones, Michigan, and an appearance at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28. The May 28 event will be a part of the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals which will also include the MSRSS and the Midwest Supermodified Series. In all, the series will include 9 dates in 2 states.

The MSRSS will kick off its 2021 campaign April 23-24 with a two-day event at Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston, SC. The series will then head to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan for arguably the biggest event in series history, the American Speed U.S. Nationals. The two-day event is expected to draw cars from all over the country with both nights racing action being featured on MAVTV. The series and Steadfast Indiana-Homes for Vets Corporation will honor America’s veterans with a special warbird flyover during Saturday’s opening ceremonies. American Speed US. Nationals is billed as a true national winged pavement sprint car event. Other events on the 2021 MSRSS schedule include visits to Michigan’s M-40 Speedway and Lorain Raceway Park. The series will head to Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama for the first time to close out the season with a two-day event October 8-9.

The most anticipated event on the 2021 MSRSS schedule may be the inaugural INDYANA SHOOTOUT June 4-5 at the Indianapolis Speedrome. The 100-lap event will feature a $25,850 total purse. In addition, a speed trials style qualifying format will see winged sprint cars and winged late models go head-to-head for a $5,000 winner-take-all event.

Another new event on the 2021 Must See Racing calendar will be the Pink Lady Classic September 24-25 at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The 20,000-to-win event pays homage to one of the most famous pavement sprint cars in the country. A 1968 Grant King built pink sprint car that Kenny Hamilton campaigned around the country for over 5 decades. The non-points special event will also be taped delayed for a national television audience on MAVTV. The event will also be co-sanctioned by NSRA and Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series.

The new look format with new venues and events promises one the most exciting seasons for Must See Racing in recent seasons. Visit mustseeracing.com for event news and updates.

 

 

SMITH HEADLINES FIRST-EVER SPRINT CAR VISIT TO OUTLAW SPEEDWAY

March 24, 2021 – Recent Little 500 Hal of Fame inductee Danny Smith headlines the list of entrants for the first-ever appearance of 360 winged sprint cars this Saturday March 27 at the recently opened Outlaw Speedway in southeast Mississippi.

The new Outlaw Speedway in Perkinston, Mississippi, George County held its inaugural race last month after a 7-year construction timeframe. The new 3/8 high-banked dirt track will play host to sprint cars for the first time this Saturday night.

Track owner Zach Rushing began construction of the track over 7 years ago. The track was on no specific timeframe to be completed. Work occurred only when funds were available. The track was completed in time for its February 27 opener that was headlined by 604 Crate Late Models.

The track, which is located 35-mile northwest of Biloxi, Mississippi, anticipates a strong field of cars for the sprint car debut Saturday night. The non-sanctioned 360 wing sprint car event will include early entrants: Terry Gray, Todd Fayard, Cody Karl, Michael Miller, Brandon Blended, Timmy Thrash, and Shane Morgan among many others.

Outlaw Speedway will feature 360 winged sprints once-a-month the remainder of the season through October 23.

For more information on the event please visit the Outlaw Speedway Facebook page www.facebook/OUTLAWSPEEDWAY1

 

 

2021 King of the West Campaign Kicked off For Kyle Offill

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2020 was supposed to be the year Kyle Offill made his first full run with the King of the West Series. With shutdown and mandates hampering any racing in CA for much of the season, Offill was able to do some traveling and hone his craft in preparations for the 2021 season. Saturday night, Kyle Offill was finally able to kick off his first full season with the traveling series, unfortunately a late engine issue would sour the night.

“Unfortunately, I kind of missed the lines in time trials as the track was extremely slick and really tricky,” Offill said. “In the heat race, we were able to pick up a couple of spots and that helped us on our main event starting position.”

With 23 cars on hand for the highly anticipated KWS season opener, Offill timed the Country Builders Construction/Ochoco West Lumber/Reliable Lumber backed No. 88 mount in 20th fastest on what was a very slick Stockton Dirt Track surface.

Lining up at the tail end of his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver would make a couple of big moves and pick up a couple of important positions. Working his way up to fifth, Offill would line up 16th on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

Track prep would take place a little before the feature event rolled onto the speedway, and the surface would have a little more grip and offer drivers a few different lines.

Spending much of the night battling in the Top-15, Offill would find himself racing wheel to wheel with the likes of Blake Carrick, Willie Croft, and Mitchell Moles as they all fought hard on the 3/8 miles track.

Trouble would strike Offill with just six laps left in the race as an engine would expire under the hood of his machine and bring his opener to an end.

“It was nice to get our 410ci season started in CA,” Offill said. “It wasn’t that great of a night, but it’s a starting point that we can learn from. Thanks to Brandon, Alex, and everyone who helped us out all night long.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Inc., B rown and Miller, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, Tool Tech Construction Supply, HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 6, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Offill and is off this weekend, and is unsure where his next race will be at the time of press.

 

 

Sanders and Antaya Motorsports Kick Off Their 2021 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: While he has already been busy in 2021 picking up a trio of wins and racing for Bob Reem and Dale Miller, Saturday night Justin Sanders and Antaya Motorsports kicked their season off together with the King of the West Series where Sanders would work his way to an 11th place finish.

“Saturday night we didn’t get timed in well at all, and that really put us behind the eight ball,” Sanders said. “The guys did a great job all night long and we were able to fight our way forward in the feature and just miss out on a Top-10. We will definitely be much better when we get back to it.”

Sanders got his night underway to an unusual start as he timed the Fire Protection Management/North County Plastering/Alkaline88 machine in 20th fastest in time trials.

Lining up at the rear of his heat race, Sanders would battle with Bud Kaeding as he would finish sixth and find himself 19th on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

On a reworked surface that now offered a little moisture and grip, Sanders was able to come alive from the tail end of the field. With his elbows up, the hard charging driver from Aromas, CA was able to pick up positions seeming lap after lap.

In a fast paced opening half of the race, Sanders had worked his way all the into the Top-10 . Once in the Top-10, Sanders would struggle to get more positions as he would battle with Sean Becker, Blake Carrick and Geoff Ensign.

As Sanders battled hard to keep his spot in the Top-10, he would actually slip as far back as 13th at one point before working his way back to 11th, where he would finish.

“The feature event was good,” Sanders added. “It is definitely signs of us moving in the right direction, so something for us to build on for our next race. Thanks to Larry, and everyone on the Antaya Motorsports team for their hard work.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, 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 is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-3, Top 5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

More than $605,000 Available in Total Purse for the Knoxville Raceway 410 Championship Series in 2021

Champion Driver and Owner to Each Receive $10,000 at Season’s End

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Knoxville Raceway has unveiled its record-setting 410 Knoxville Championship Series purse for the 2021 season. More than $605,000 will be awarded throughout 18 events in the 2021 season. The 410 Knoxville Championship Series point fund will pay more than $114,000 to drivers and teams, with the champion owner and driver to each receive $10,000.

“The 2021 season continues to be shaping up to be our biggest year ever, and the increased purses and total payout for our 410 class shows that,” said John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway Race Director. "Thank you to the Marion County Fair Board for pushing this increase forward and making it possible after a difficult 2020 race season. We’re looking forward to the season ahead and welcoming all of the drivers, teams, partners and fans back to the track.”

The 2021 410 Knoxville Championship Series includes 14 regular races, plus the Brownells Big Guns Bash two-day event with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Weiler Night with the FLO Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions and the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

While the majority of the 410 Knoxville Championship Series regular events this year will pay $4,000-to-win and $600 to start to 20th, six of the 15 events will have an increased purse structure of $5,000-to-win and $650 to start 20th. The six higher-paying regular events are as follows:

· April 17 – Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener · May 29 – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics/Slideways Night · June 5 – McKay Group Night · July 3 – Budweiser Salutes America Night · July 24 – 3M Night · August 28 – Iowa Corn Growers Association Districts 5 & 9 Season Finale

In addition, the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will pay $8,000 to win and $650 to start 20th in 2021.

The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics/Slideways Night on May 29 is also part of a three-day event partnership with Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota. Huset’s Speedway will host 410 events on May 28 and May 30. Drivers who start all three feature events will be eligible for a $200 bonus.

The 2021 Knoxville Raceway season will begin on Saturday, April 17 with the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener. Tickets are available at the Knoxville Raceway ticket office on each race night. Tickets for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s, the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series are available now at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For more information about Knoxville Raceway, visit us online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

 

Covington Nets a Pair of Top-5s to Kick-off the National Tour Season at Devils Bowl

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (March 24th, 2021) Matt Covington got off to a solid start for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last weekend during the 48th Annual Spring Nationals season opener.

Aboard the Triple X/ Shark Racing Engines mount, Covington earned a pair of top-5s for the weekend’s double header at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, placing 5th Friday and 4th on Saturday.

“This was a good start to the season for us,” Covington said. “In the past, we haven’t always been consistent. We’re either up front or way in the back with a DNF or provisional. So, coming out with back-to-back top 5’s after struggling a bit with setups is great. Hopefully we can keep that up.”

Covington advanced from 7th to 4th place in his heat race on Friday. A 2nd place finish in the qualifier locked him into the 13th starting spot for the A Main. “We struggled at first with the car during the heats and qualifiers,” he said. “But we finally just set the notebook aside and tried some new things for the feature. Luckily, it paid off by giving us a car that was able to drive up to 5th.”

Saturday night, after getting the car lined out, gave Covington a better start. He claimed the heat race win and gained passing points in the qualifier by advancing from 6th to 3rd. The total finishing points set him up with the outside pole position for the A-Feature.

The feature saw Covington slip a few spots early before settling in 4th around the hub. He battled to keep that position for the remainder of the race. Ultimately, his competitors were unable to take it from him, earning him 4th place as the checkers waved.

“Saturday night’s feature track condition was the opposite of Friday,” Matt commented. “I made some adjustments to the car that were really helpful off the corner but made the car not as good in the center, which killed my corner speed. We needed that to stay out front and contend for the win. But I can’t complain about two top-5’s and learning some new setup techniques. That’s a successful weekend in my book. I got to thank Matt Howard on his hard work all weekend. He’s doing a good job filling in for Mike who’s been out for a while due to health issues. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Covington has an ASCS National Tour tripleheader on schedule this weekend. Thursday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, and Friday along with Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: 3/25/21 Superbowl Speedway - Greenville, TX 3/26/21 I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR 3/27/21 I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Schatz, Grant, Smith & Kofoid Lead Early Open Wheel Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (March 24, 2021) – With the 2021 racing season picking up steam as spring begins to spring, the quartet of Donny Schatz, Justin Grant, Mark Smith and Buddy Kofoid are out to the early lead in the 2021 edition of the Open Wheel Power Rankings.

A look at the top 25 in each is as follows…

STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings

After taking the top ranking in the initial six editions of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Rankings that began in 2013, Donny Schatz finds himself back atop the point charts after surrendering the top ranking over each of the past two years to Brad Sweet and then Kyle Larson.

Among seven drivers to post a pair of feature wins in winged 410-ci competition, Schatz holds the top ranking on the strength of most overall top-fives (11) and most overall top-tens (15).

Schatz, who posted All Star wins in Georgia and Florida, holds a 54-point advantage over Brad Sweet with Logan Schuchart just another three points back in third.  Aaron Reutzel and Carson Macedo fill out the early top five with all of the top five among those already posting a pair of wins.

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

1

Donny Schatz

Fargo, ND

2

219

2

Brad Sweet

Grass Valley, CA

2

165

3

Logan Schuchart

Hanover, PA

2

162

4

Aaron Reutzel

Clute, TX

2

141

5

Carson Macedo

Lemoore, CA

2

139

6

David Gravel

Watertown, CT

1

124

7

Cory Eliason

Visalia, CA

0

117

8

Sheldon Haudenschild

Wooster, OH

2

93

9

Danny Dietrich

Gettysburg, PA

1

85

10

Giovanni Scelzi

Fresno, CA

0

83

11

Justin Peck

Monrovia, IN

1

78

12

Hunter Schuerenberg

Sikeston, MO

1

61

13

Kerry Madsen

St. Marys, NSW

0

60

14

Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Sunnyvale, TX

0

52

15

Ian Madsen

Sydney, NSW

0

51

16

Rico Abreu

St. Helena, CA

0

50

17-tie

Tyler Courtney

Indianapolis, IN

0

50

17-tie

Brent Marks

Myerstown, PA

0

50

19

Tim Shaffer

Aliquippa, PA

1

49

20

Lance Dewease

Fayetteville, PA

1

46

21

Dominic Sclezi

Fresno, CA

0

45

22

Dylan Cisney

Port Royal, PA

0

44

23

Anthony Macri

Dillsburg, PA

0

44

24

Kasey Kahne

Enumclaw, WA

0

41

25

Buddy Kofoid

Penngrove, CA

2

40


 

 

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Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings

With a limited number of events in the books thus far, Just Grant is out to the early lead in the 2021 edition of the Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Grant, who has finished among the top five in final Non-Wing Power Rankings over each of the past four fours and five times since the Rankings inception in 2013, holds the early lead after a strong USAC opening weekend in Florida that included a win and a runner-up finish.

Looking to best runner-up Power Rankings finishes in 2017 and 2019 and a third-place showing last year, Grant’s early lead is at 11 points over Kevin Thomas, Jr., who topped the Non-Wing Power Rankings for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018.

Thomas, Jr., has the edge on Brady Bacon for second based on a feature win to kick off the year.  Bacon sits third as he guns for the top ranking for a second year in a row while Tanner Thorson and Buddy Kofoid fill out the early top five.

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

1

Justin Grant

Ione, CA

1

55

2

Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Cullman, AL

1

44

3

Brady Bacon

Broken Arrow, OK

0

44

4

Tanner Thorson

Minden, NV

0

33

5

Buddy Kofoid

Penngrove, CA

0

32

6

C.J. Leary

Greenfield, IN

0

28

7

Austin Williams

Yorba Linda, CA

0

26

8

Tyler Courtney

Indianapolis, IN

0

26

9

Charles Davis, Jr.

Buckeye, AZ

0

25

10

R.J. Johnson

Phoenix, AZ

3

24

11-tie

Chris Gansen

Verdemont Heights, CA

0

24

11-tie

Brody Roa

Buena Park, CA

0

24

13

Kyle Cummins

Princeton, IN

0

22

14-tie

Ryan Timmons

Pleasant Hill, CA

1

20

14-tie

Max Adams

Loomis, CA

1

20

16

Jake Swanson

Anaheim, CA

0

19

17

Chris Windom

Canton, IL

0

18

18

Davey Ray

Loves Park, IL

0

17

19

Damion Gardner

Concord, CA

0

15

20

Robert Ballou

Rocklin, CA

0

14

21

Matt Mitchell

Yorba Linda, CA

0

11

22

Chase Stockon

Fort Branch, IN

0

11

23

Sterling Cling

Tempe, AZ

0

10

24

Verne Sweeney

Lomita, CA

0

9

25

Timmy Buckwalter

Douglassville, PA

0

8

 

Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings

Vying to top the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for a second year in a row, Mark Smith has jumped out to the early lead in the 2021 edition.

The Pennsylvania racer has racked up four wins and 11 top-fives to open up an 81-point advantage over Shane Golobic while Washington’s J.J. Hickle propelled himself to third with a sweep of last weekend’s ASCS opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Tim Shaffer and Dale Howard fill out the early top five.

Smith became the fourth different driver to top the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings since its inception in 2013 with previous number ones including Jason Johnson (2013-2014), Seth Bergman (2015) and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

1

Mark Smith

Sunbury, PA

4

193

2

Shane Golobic

Fremont, CA

2

112

3

J.J. Hickle

Quilcene, WA

3

107

4

Tim Shaffer

Aliquippa, PA

2

92

5

Dale Howard

Byhalia, MS

0

85

6

Dominic Scelzi

Fresno, CA

2

79

7

Danny Martin, Jr.

Sarasota, FL

1

79

8

Greg Wilson

Benton Ridge, OH

1

75

9

Connor Leoffler

Myrtle Beach, SC

0

75

10

Justin Sanders

Prunedale, CA

3

65

11

Blake Carrick

Lincoln, CA

1

64

12

Joel Myers, Jr.

Sebastopol, CA

0

59

13

Max Stambaugh

Lima, OH

0

58

14

Rico Abreu

St. Helena, CA

0

58

15

Andy Forsberg

N. Auburn Hills, CA

1

56

16

Paulie Colagiovanni

Cicero, NY

1

53

17

Danny Smith

Chillicothe, OH

0

51

18

Tanner Carrick

Lincoln, CA

0

51

19

D.J. Netto

Hanford, CA

0

50

20

Matt Covington

Glenpool, OK

0

49

21

Ryan Timms

Oklahoma City, OK

0

45

22

Kaleb Montgomery

Templeton, CA

1

44

23

Tim Kaeding

San Jose, CA

0

44

24

Justin Webster

Sarasota, FL

3

43

25

Daryn Pittman

Owasso, OK

0

41

25-tie

Austin McCarl

Altoona, IA

0

41

 

The Winged 360 Power Rankings are presented by Rod End Supply, which offers a wide assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that fit the needs of anyone involved in all variety of auto racing and performance related industries including farming equipment.  More information regarding Rod End Supply is available at www.rodendsupply.com.

Midget Power Rankings

The early 2021 top of the Midget Power Rankings charts looks much like the final edition of 2020.  After Buddy Kofoid edged Cannon McIntosh by two points for the number one ranking in 2020, Kofoid holds the early lead once again over McIntosh.

After winning the USAC season opener in Florida in February and then sweeping through last weekend’s season-opening POWRi double at Wichita Falls, TX, Kofoid holds the early edge by 15 points over McIntosh.

Justin Grant is another five points back in third with current USAC co-points leader Chris Windom and Tanner Thorson also among the early top five.

Currently atop both USAC and POWRi points, Kofoid became the fifth different driver to top the Midget Power Rankings since 2013 with previous top rankings going to Christopher Bell (2013 and 2014), Tanner Thorson (2015 and 2016), Spencer Bayston (2017) and Logan Seavey (2018-2019).

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

1

Buddy Kofoid

Penngrove, CA

3

119

2

Cannon McIntosh

Bixby, OK

1

104

3

Justin Grant

Ione, CA

1

99

4

Chris Windom

Canton, IL

0

91

5

Tanner Thorson

Minden, NV

0

88

6

Kyle Larson

Elk Grove, CA

2

80

7

Thomas Meseraull

San Jose, CA

1

70

8

Daison Pursley

Locust Grove, OK

0

69

9

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Olive Branch, MS

0

53

10

Jake Neuman

New Berlin, IL

0

52

11

Daryn Pittman

Owasso, OK

0

51

12

Brad Sweet

Grass Valley, CA

0

51

13

Christopher Bell

Norman, OK

1

47

14

Spencer Bayston

Lebanon, IN

0

46

15

Alex Bright

Collegeville, PA

0

46

16

Rico Abreu

St. Helena, CA

1

44

17

Cole Bodine

Rossville, IN

0

42

18

Logan Seavey

Sutter, CA

0

42

19

Tyler Courtney

Indianapolis, IN

0

40

20

Emerson Axsom

Franklin, IN

0

39

21

Kyle Cummins

Princeton, IN

0

37

22-tie

Blake Hahn

Sapulpa, OK

0

35

22-tie

Colby Copeland

Roseville, CA

0

35

24

Brady Bacon

Broken Arrow, OK

0

30

25

Brent Crews

Denver, NC

0

22

 

The Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

 

 

Casey's General Stores and Big Frig Partner With Huset's Speedway as 410 Sprint Car Division Sponsors

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (March 24, 2021) - Racing has returned to Huset's Speedway in a big way.

The high-banked dirt oval is showcasing multiple marquee events and weekly racing on Sundays from May through September.

The featured division just took a step forward thanks to support from a pair of great businesses. Casey's General Stores and Big Frig have stepped up to partner as the Casey's 410 Series presented by Big Frig.

"Folks are ready for summertime and the racing season and we're proud to make this possible for our community and guests," Casey's General Stores Division Director Adam Neemeyer said. "Nothing goes better with racing than your favorite snacks, drinks and Casey's pizza, so sign up for Casey's Rewards and earn points toward Casey's cash, cents off fuel or a donation to your local school of choice. We will be looking forward to seeing fans at the track this season."

The 410ci winged sprint car division has 18 nights currently slated on the 2021 schedule, including a trio with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - highlighted by the $30,000-to-win Huset's 50 that is part of THE SHOWDOWN. Additionally, the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association is part of seven nights at Huset's Speedway.

"We are excited to partner with Huset's and Casey's to present the 410 Series," Big Frig President Brock Hutchinson said. "One of the core values here at Big Frig is that we believe people deserve to receive a quality product, and Huset's puts that on every night that they open the gates, which made it easy to become a partner. We are looking forward to the upcoming season and introducing race fans to Big Frig coolers, tumblers and dry boxes."

The season opener is on Mother's Day - May 9 - and features the Casey's 410 Series presented by Big Frig, Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars and LMSS Late Model Street Stocks.

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,200 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey's provides freshly prepared foods, quality food and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com or in the mobile app.

About Big Frig -

Big Frig, which is based in North Sioux City, S.D., produces coolers, tumblers, dry boxes and more. The products can be customized and select items have licensing deals for fans of collegiate sports. For more information, visit http://www.BigFrig.com.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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.

 

 

Mallett Starts Season by Winning USCS Series Event at Deep South Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LOXLEY, Ala. (March 24, 2021) - Jordon Mallett scored his first victory of the season in only his second start of the year Saturday night during the USCS Gulf Coast Shootout finale at Deep South Speedway.

The win backed up a solid sixth-place finish during the USCS Series opener on Friday.

"It's a good change of pace to start the year like that with a win," he said. "We worked really hard as a team in the offseason so it's a rewarding feeling to come out of the gate with a win and our morale is through the roof."

Friday night began in a heat race, in which Mallett moved forward one position to finish second. He started eight in the feature and on a track that proved tough to pass on, Mallett advanced two positions to finish sixth.

"We didn't unload as good as we wanted to and I didn't really know what the car wanted to do until about halfway through the feature," he said. "It was our first race of the year and their first race as a track, so I think overall it was just a good learning night to set us up for Saturday."

Mallett returned to the dirt oval on Saturday night and he advanced three positions in a heat race to place third. Mallett landed on the pole for the A Main thanks to the feature inversion. A trio of cautions halted his momentum during the first half of the feature. However, with the second half of the feature going non-stop Mallett was able to maneuver through traffic and hold off a late-race charge from Greg Wilson to claim the victory.

"We were quickest in hot laps and that was good for us to know that we had something for them right away," Mallett said. "Once we had the pole I knew it was just a matter of not making any mistakes and handling lapped traffic.

"Some people don't like starting up front and leading as you're almost a sitting duck out there and you've got to really play your cards right. But we had such a good race car that it was really going to take a lot for us to lose it. I was just hitting my marks and being smart."

With his schedule currently up in the air and racing still an unknown due to COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country, the early season win was a relief for Mallett. Not only was it great to get out and turn competitive laps, but he was able to showcase his talents in front of his family and sponsors.

"We had a bunch of friends and family in the crowd and our sponsors were out in full support to cheer us on," he said. "Last year was tough for everyone and you can take for granted having those people there. I'm so proud to get them a win as it's so rewarding for those who stuck it out with us through 2020."

Next up for Mallett is a trip to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.

"We are coming in feeling confident about our program and it's always great when we can race in Arkansas," he said. "This year is all about chasing wins and being competitive. I'm really excited to get back on track and keep this ball rolling."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 19 - Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

March 20 - Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dynotech Race Engines

Dynotech Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop, based in Memphis, Tenn., operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ever since I have started working with Ricky (Stenhouse Sr.) he has really helped us step our program up," Mallett said. "He builds extremely good and reliable engines, which speak for themselves. Ricky has helped me get a good grasp on how to keep up with my engine program and the maintenance program. He's become a really good friend and mentor. He always has our back."

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

 

 

Krimes Earns Early Season Win at Lincoln Speedway to Break Year-Long Winless Drought

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (March 24, 2021) - Alan Krimes used a late-race pass on defending track champion Freddie Rahmer to pick up his first win of the season at Lincoln Speedway last Saturday.

"It's always nice to get a win early and everything just kind of went our way to end up in Victory Lane," he said. "Sometimes you wonder if it's all worth it when you are not running well. So to have speed early and get a win will do a lot for our team as we move forward through 2021."

With brisk temperatures expected track officials moved the start time for the event up two hours and Krimes began the night by finishing where he started - third - in a heat race to earn the sixth starting position in the A Main.

Krimes stayed glued to the bottom of the race track in the feature and had worked into the third position by Lap 10. Following a caution on Lap 14, Krimes' car came in and three laps later he took over the runner-up spot and set his sights on the lead.

With the leader running in heavy traffic, Krimes slowly began to reel him in and with eight laps to go he was all over his tail tank. Three laps later Krimes got a run exiting turn four and beat the leader to the line to claim the top spot. He went untouched for the remaining five laps to score the $4,000 victory by a margin of 1.864 seconds.

"They watered the top before the feature and it really helped our car and the track quite a bit," he said. "I was able to roll the bottom in turns one and two and I was really able to go anywhere in turns three and four. Any time you get more than one groove you can't ask for much more. I'm just really happy for our sponsors and my team."

Not only did the victory break a year-long winless drought for the Dover, Pa., native, but it moved him into 16th on the track's all-time wins list past National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Don Kreitz. Jr. with 22 career victories.

"I don't know why but I saw the win list about a month and a half ago and I kind of surprised myself that I was up that high," Krimes said. "Any time you can be in that kind of company with a guy like Donnie Kreitz Jr. you know you've done something right and it makes you feel good."

Krimes will run Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for car owner Stewart Smith in his No. 27 and then return to his family owned No. 87 on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.

While Krimes has plans to hit some higher paying shows later in the year on Saturday nights, his current focus is at Lincoln Speedway, where he's a two-time track champion. He enters this weekend fourth in the championship standings - only 60 markers out of first.

"As of now the plan is to get out and run some of the bigger shows elsewhere, but for now we'll be at Lincoln," he said. "I'd really like to get another championship before my career is up so we'll keep working at it at Lincoln and kind of see where we are when that time comes."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 20 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://ak87racing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ak87hegone

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/242968755792071

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Osage Piping & Fabricating

Osage Piping & Fabricating is a prominent national contractor that specializes in the manufacturing and installation of food grade equipment and piping systems. For more information, visit http://www.OsagePiping.com.

"Osage Piping & Fabricating have been great partners of ours for a while and we appreciate everything they do for our race team," Krimes said. "They're the best at what they do and I encourage anybody in need of fabricating work to reach out for all their needs."

Krimes would also like to thank Abe Service Co., Chapel's Country Creamery, Wayne S. Corini, CPA, Beerhill Gang TV, Glick's Auto Body, Smith Titanium, Haas Shocks, Moose Blocks, Roadrunner Racing Fuels and Mike's Powerwash for their continued support.

 

 

Tim Kaeding Filling in for Alex Hill During ASCS National Tour Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 24, 2021) - The Hill's Racing Team No. 77x will have a fill-in driver this weekend for Alex Hill, who is unable to tackle the trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour shows because of a school commitment.

Veteran Tim Kaeding will drive for the team on Thursday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, and Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"I'll miss racing this weekend, but I'm happy that Tim Kaeding will be driving my car at Superbowl and I-30 earning owner points for us," Hill said.

Misfortune plagued Hill's opening weekend of the 2021 racing season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Our weekend didn't go too well," she said. "I was learning to drive a new car and we had some other matters that kept us from having a better weekend.

"Our new car didn't fit quite right for me. It's not the same getting fitted for a new car in the shop compared to when you're racing it, but we made some adjustments and got it better."

Hill began her first race of the year by starting ninth in her 10-car heat race.

"I made a mistake in the heat race and barely grazed the infield tire," she said. "I really didn't think there was any damage, but then I spun out from the damage that was done to the front end, which ended my race. That gave us a deep starting position in a B Main. I was able to move up a little bit, but not enough to get a transfer position."

Hill started and parked the main event after utilizing a provisional.

A unique situation at the start of her heat race on Saturday put Hill in the hole early.

"At the start of the race one of the cars went twirling in the air as I went by him," she said. "Then I saw red lights and stopped, figuring it was a red because he flipped. It turned out he didn't flip over and landed on his tires. The red lights I saw were from the ambulances, which were on the inside and outside of the track. So I had to restart at the back since I stopped. I was able to get back to finish where I started (sixth), but that was it."

Hill started her B Main in sixth and was running in a transfer spot when misfortune struck again.

"I dropped back to about eighth for a bit and then moved forward into a transfer spot," she said. "I was racing for fifth with a handful of laps left when a guy spun in front of me, leaving me nowhere to go and I flipped. My car wasn't damaged real bad, but enough to put me out of the race."

Hill's next race will be April 2-3 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 10 (9); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 23 (23).

March 20 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); Qualifier: 7 (8); B Main: DNF (6).

UP NEXT -

April 2-3 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store. BearPaw has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "I work there when I'm home and it's been a major part of our race team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer 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.

 

 

Gunner Ramey Focused on Contending at ASCS Warrior Region Races and Lake Ozark Speedway Events in 2021

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (March 24, 2021) - Gunner Ramey is focused on taking another step forward during his second season behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car.

The 18-year-old returns to the Terry Doogs Racing No. 21 this year with lofty goals thanks to a year of experience and a trio of new marketing partners.

"Last season was a struggle in several ways, especially with COVID-19 limiting the number of available events to run at," Ramey said. "Luckily, we were able to get some laps in and I think that we learned a lot. I feel very fortunate to be behind the wheel of the Terry Doogs No. 21 sprint car again. Terry has been at it a long time and is a wizard when it comes to sprint cars. The caliber of drivers he's had is simply phenomenal - Tim Doogs, Brian